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WICHITA, SEDGWICK COUNTY, KANSAS, THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 1877.
Cfjc ittitjjite $ngk
H. B. MUHDOOK. H. I' MCUUOCK.
MtntBocK ji iskotttgr,
pbhlishhkb and proprietors.
Iffi) DOLLARS PKR YEAR, IN ADVANCE.
iirasrisss stxr: sass sawra si irni:iT::s.
i Mill rvia Wichita A Southwestern It.
,'.iil in 1 l.vpressNo.nicpajuii.iu a. .,
I i n v 1 rm;uauy uii.r j.
i ;a..t ' DvagUj departs dally at 1 r. w.
Mntfiah Litiie'on, Oxford, Helleplaiii.Uilcas
pia, -ui men if. m.d Iidon Armesusltj at ,
r m j),'pr' 1U1U ai7 a u.
Clear Vmu r. otm.cen'er and Rolling Green
ArfHe elnraLnaul Saturdays ut i o'clock
r. H ..pil lu -djjaaini Fridays at a o clock
Oa 1 after dot- the postoffioe w ill bo open for
lie d . cr , oi Utter and the sale or stamps lrom
7a.k luOr m OEicu open on Sunday mornln
trom ' tW am. . . o
3IatKs.u,j. . .nd south close prompt at 3
r. . ' " MM. Mkbdock, P. M.
t in-' li '
liMcrun Uinreu-J. r. iibkh,
' . . !.. I. I b.lnt. drt U1M.' tlll3.tll J
11 o'elw k a v and 7 j r. M.
11. 'h 'lurc'iT ..in ktrbr, pastor.
,,r - rwctjiiii.'inMvi...j
ncry --abb-mi at K u'ciock a. m. i
. and 7 i". M.
St. Aloifciu-' taih- Church-Reverend J U
CH-Y pastor ir ices, oo the end and 4tb
lundaya Icmi.. ium.iU; nigh mass at 10 a. m.,
'e"l'ef?.!Ls. '..",- v- v:, ..or -orMceslOK
.'caook. a i ' li Ssi'ibala. Uiurch comer of
rirladHiit-'r. tt ,-rti.
United l'rf'.M.nn taarcli--J. S. abimbtu..
raster. !xnifc. .une s'aool house, at 11 A st.
talibiUS .in.ilal iJoMock
11 thwl'M l i.nu-Uev. J W JlalUiBci.mj
tor. tcr .i t- . t tl.i b Uool house at lulf lutcm.
CUUN i'Y OFKICKIW.
Judge iu k jl'u JuiUolU Distnet W. 1.
Stat Sen.. - J'.tm kU
Kcpreu. t. - iiUn ItaUlB-iB.
O.G.Jacobs, J A Ntusoj.
County Troasur. rL N. W'oontocn.
County Clark J w. ItcKkB.
blierifl-H. W. lt vsi.o.
Clerk District XurtU. W . Rekvls.
ITolatcJBdg-VM. C. Uttlc
buperintendeat i'uolic laetructfon, 31. n.
i:ccter of Deed-Miun li. Kixo .
t ounty AttOTe W Stanley.
County SurTeyi. II I.. JAcKgos.
Mayor-J. 0 Hurt-
City Atternej 1 m. IIalowiv.
l'olic Julfi' ' M ATWOOP.
City Treoam i r 1. u Wbiobi.
ilaralial JIike Mbacbbr.
city carL rn 'tirATTKBB.
Surveyor .. ,,
Justices of tierice D. A. Mitchell. K. M.
ConaUMea-U. Jl. Jonks and D. X. WlLLIAJJS.
Couucil-Ktrst Warvt-A. W. Oliveu aud M.
ZlUUKKLY. . . ,.
Second Ward C. M. Uaukisok and JoilK i obei .
Third Ward CUAaLtb &ciattihi and Jay
KlMriHKKT. . . ...
Fourth Wa.d J. C. Fbakcb and C. A. A AU.it.
Hoard or IMBoaUon-t irat Wart W . B, smi til
and U. 1". JlAKOifi. Second Warrt-J . - W in
CAimuBdH. L. JaCTvSon. Third Wrd-D. 1.
ALKXABDiat aadA. A. Hyde. Fourth Wsrd
A. II. Famkhjuk and . L feTASLiT.
1 reasarer feohuot Hoard Iter. J. 1'. llAgscJt.
WICHITA KSt-rtlrMKNT No. SU. I .O.O. F.
laeeuoot.. 11 aad 4th Saturdays or each
month. W J. HOlisO.S.U 1'.
.A. SICUKi, senile.
IO. O. V. W iv aita Lodge, No. M, meetaeT
car Thnmu.1 iiislit, al 7 o'chKk, at their
iiall, OViTtbe l'nl Njtiouat bank. All brothers
in good sbtadiag .n e mviicil to attend.
W. A UILUUY, N. G.
AV. 1. STEM, U. S.
F. H A. M Mt'ta oa the ttret and third
. Mondajs oi ueh month.
1 M. 1I.1CKK 11. Jl.
WICHITA t IVPIKK.U.
the M. .a ' aui lourlh
muinh ,to. t .
Milo 11. Kti'ii.i, ec' .
A. 31. Meets on
Fridays iu tack
HaloIs, It. P.
The 31. . -ii....ili echuol, W. K Stanley, su
perintend!, ii, lii. 1 1-- at Uic church at Hi o'clock
Ine PreabMtrian -a'.ilth school, Lee Xivon,
eupcristendeut, in. it- ut lav Haplist Church, at
9 o'clock p. m
lbe UantlMSablixUi school, A.H. Anr.er.t, su
perintenaent, tu a, at the lhiptist church every
Sunday aOeriiooa ... J o'clock.
Ctrroan 31. K. ui.ilat School meets at School
House, at o'cloLh. A. Fuhniian, Supcrin
tcmleot. U.S. LVM OFFICK.
Tv ODGT A
Kh, OMMKHCIAL HLOCK.
Jy II I, l.
iro-n 1 1 i . v
ii . llegister; J. C. KEOriELb.
1 1 Hd iruni a to 12 A. 3i. and
C )l : 1 Y SslTKVBYOIt .
Jl L JACKSON.
i:LVH: Ieave jour ortervat
tlUl ( .
k it office, or call at the West
SLU as.. SI ANkEY & H ATTON,
ATTOkN'L?, Uichita, Kanaaa. " "
INOIIUUil- KOs. HAItKlS.
ATTOnNUs AT law. WteliiU, Kansas.
r. OHe in lUe luu Imgoccnpietl bjjlicU. s.
l.-ii;'l Olire. L.vns NcuoniTZD on Iicprovwl
lamlsio Sedgwick and '-umner Counties, at ten
per cent, ratnvat' w itli privilege of ptylng VT ut
any time. Comauasion rcasou&ble. Abstracts
furaisheil and pajer executed it hunt charge.
X. . AVAMS. OKO. II. BKGLIHI. U. O. llUCOLUS.
ADAMS, ENGLISH A RUGGLES,
AXT01LVEV6 AND COUXSKLLOUS AT LAW
Wichita, Kanius. ivill practice in all Uie
courts of the 1 lih Judicial I):triet,bupremc Court
of the 8tv.e, .mil the Lulled Slates District uud
Circuit c .ii i "1 Kansas 11-tf
J 31 HALDLllSTON,
.L"i-AI-LW. Wichita, Scilgiviek
office in Cculemal lliock.
J. V. LACCK,
A TTOnXKr-AT-LAW, first dosr south of IT.
f b. Iaad Office, in Commercial Iilock,
Wichita, Kitnaas, Special attention given to all
kinds of business connected with the U. S. IjuJ
W. 11. KIltKPATKICK,
A TTORNEY AT IVW, WIchiU, Sedgwick
-cX County, Kaoatts 18-tf
DR. E D. RENTZ,
PH VSICIAN AND SUfifiKOX, will give speci
al nttexiUou to diseases or the eye and ear,
also to dkuaMsof wotuen and children. Office
over OrudilorVs Clothing ltetue. Opposite P.O.
Wichita, Kansas. 4't-Gm
BOTANIC PHYSICIAN A OHSTETKICIAN.
Lspecial attention gnen to Chronic Difcuscs
oi ooth male and female. Also Chronic Hlieiim
ufisinnndberolnla t liars reasonable. Ofacc
n Douglas aienue. Keshlenoe comer MeaU ave.
and Decond street, Wichita, Kos. 2s-tf
DRS. LONGSDORF i STIPP,
HOSiaiOPATHISTS. Office on 3Iaiu stix-et,
over IV . C. Woodman's store, Wichita.
T. H. SHANNON,
PHYSICIAN AND &Ui:GKON--4t Main street,
near First, 1 ichiiu, Kansas. 5-15-17
DR. C. C. FURLEY,
)HYalCI.VX AND feUKGEON. Office. Doug
lasaienue, eiitmnoecostof.Mainstreet, up
stairs (oyer Alien A Tinker's iturc ) 1
DR. E. B. ALLEN,
PHYSICIAN AND SUKUhON, Office Ccnten
uialTUoot, Wichita, Kansas. 3.
(U. S. Examining Surgeon)
PHYSICIAN AND SUHGEON, Office No. 21
aiain Street. ' i--iy '
J. C. DEAN,
DENTIST Office Douglas Aicnue, opposite
Steele & Levy's Lani Office. 5-tr.
DR. W. L. DOYLE.
DENTIST Office 01 cr3Iatlicw's jewelry store;
Centennial Hlock, Wichita. -tf
C. G. THOMPSON,
YTETEniNAKY SUitGF.ONS Will treat all
y horses intrusted iu their care in the most
scientific Dinner. OOtce in star, Llvcrv and Sale
Stable, corner Market and Douglas Avenue,
Wichita, Kansas. jo
G. W REEVES,
(ClerkTir the District Court)
SEAL ESTATE, INSDKANCE and Collecting
Agent, Wichita, Kansas. Collections made
taxes liaill. AH linnlnos nntrnct.l ! rr,v
aarc n 111 rccelra pro-nnt attention. 41-tTi
-'NO. EDWIN MART N,
K 1..,, '"ail dealer In He.il Estate. Notary
fiT,mJ 'UoandConvTeyanci.r, Agent State Lino
uuamiiypnvTeyanciT, Agent State Lino
Co . , Aburaets Furnished, Taxes p d.I
gotlted Oalcc at the lted Oral Sign.
iinM, Lock Uox 301. Wichita, Sedg-
... ,... v.f
No. 70 Mai
wjck couuty kausas. Sl-Gni
TABLE OF DISTANCES
Different Toicns and Post OJUccs
Sedgwick, Sumner, Cowley
and liullcr Counties.
Afou, sof ....... ..18
llrowntoun.e. . .
ISryant, s of e .
Gale Springs, se ...
l)ou;l.(f, sot c. .
Freedom, s of ....
IIoMcn.ne . ..
liulianola, c ...
Little Walnut, e ...
Ixirena, s of e
3fedona, sof c
Sycamore Sp'gs, n
Clear-atir, xraf ..
Ill Paso, cofs ...
Kavptle, nw.. ..
5rand Kiier, sef w
Greenwich, uofe .
ljwaTllle,se . ..
Jimcsbnrg, n of w
Vinneiia, c .
Mount Ilepc, n r
Morton, s of w.
Oliio Centre, b .
Park City, nw
Uichry Kuntli, r .
Vallev Centre, n
Whiten atcr, ne
Aiiansas City, f-e
Haltminrc, te . ..
Cahin Valley, se.
Grouse Creek, t .
Little Datcb, se .
JIaple City, te...
New Salem, se . ..
Ninncseau, e of s
I'olo, se ..
Itedhuil, se. . ..
Alton, b X
Arnlc, s 2i
Hello l'lalne.s 2J
Caldwell, s . ....... V
Cliicaskla, w ofs.. At
Clllill, coffi .
HC51MIH', S .. .
Indon, s ..
Oxford, e of 8
Home, s . ..
SaltCitr, e ors.
South Daren, s
Sumner Citv, s ...
filler Dale, c
3" Our House Is located near the Depot.aroid
Ing the traufcr of baggage and bus fare.
All baggage trinfered free.
Good fctables ulth the House. Fre corral for
Farmer.' trad a siwclalty .
The tables arc furnished -w ith the best the mar
l.et affords, the beds eicellent, and the proprie
tors always found trying to please at the low rate
Rlchey Bros. Proprietors.
, Kansas, Xoicmbir to, 1S70. 35-tf
TaiE -V73:X.SpaSr Shuttle Sewinc
Machine, ste Vienna and l'hiladclnhla awards.
Gencralofllce and works, Chicago, Illinois.
A. B. AUMKXT, Agent
First door Korth of Firot National Band build
ing, Wichita, Kansas. 42-ra
Dealer in all kinds of Furniture, Etc., Ktc.
Kat tide Jlain fctrcet, opposite National Hank
Sumner County L?nd Agency.
Parties wishing to purchase or examine lauds,
Ebomi over the count v free of charge .
43-3tn S. S. S1SSON, Wellington, Kan.
nVTOTsJ h ,"V n ell improved Farms
Tq on Ave c,ars time, or less,
T a -tvt-t "'"Percent. Interest Orni--1
iLJiJN I mission lower than else
where. Address J. II. AVATKINs A CO.
. ... Wichita, Kansas.
Or apply at Wm. C. Little's Law Office. 51-ly
JOItS OF CAKPKNTER AND JOINKK WOUK
in the city of Wichita nntl surrounding country.
Fanners' Jobs a specialty. All Mork done with
ncatnts3 and dispatch. I guarantee to do all
work at 20 per cent, below present ibices fer
cash. I reside in the fourth block .ontli r Doug
las avenue, on llain street, eist side, latt house
in the block. Day work furnished at lowest
rates. l-lj K. H LAWULNCK.
AH kinds of Monuments, Tombstones, 3fantle,
Tahlc Tops, etc. DAWSON A ADAMS,
Shop on Main Street, at Kimmerlj 'sold stand,
ichiLi, Kansas. 23-tt
WILLIAM A. DAILY.
Agent for A.,T. 4 S. R Railroad Lands,
XOVZTIIOPE, SEDG KICK C0.,KAXSAS.
Those lands are among the choicest owned bv
tills company, and parties desiring homes shoulii
sic them bclore purchasing. Long credit at low
rates ol interest. No trouble to show iands. Let
ters of Inquiry promptly nuswired. 1-
COEXEK DOUGLAS AND LAWItKNCK AVE.,
Livery end Feed Stables in connection with the
c. G. 1 IIOJIPSON. , ,
THOMAS & GARRETT,
aosss Sign and Ornamental Painters.
Orders left with Murphy A Rcillywill receive
prompt attention, shop over Murphy A Iteillv's
store, Douglas Aicnuc. 5-tf.
Carpenters, Designers and Builders
.Vo. 15 3fain Street, near corner Dovglai Av.
All work executed In the most durable and mod
ern st le, and warranted to gii e satisfaction.
Plans an.1 specifications furnished. Joubmgof
all kinds done to order. my31-ly
MILLINERY AND DRESS MAKING!
MRS. L. M. HENDERSON',
On Main St, next to Trickey Bro3.
A largo nnd well selected stock of Goods
always to be round.
ID. IB. SH3VEEie,T,
(Formerly Ucctiver oi Public Moneys,)
REAL, ESTATE AGENT,
Especial attention given to practice in the local
Land Office and interior Department. Also to
collection or claims, conveyaucingand payment
or taxes ror non-residents. 15-U"
Hedge! Hedge! Hedge! Hedge!
SIX no-DKED TlIOUSAXS
FIEST-CLASS HEDGE PLANTS!
KrlscJ on his Tarm oa Chlsholm creek for sale by
I3tf HENRY" SCITWEITER.
O- na:. ABBOT,
Architect, Contractor and Builder.
Scroll woik, stair railings, and rancy work or
all kinds done to order and on short notice.
Archltectual Designs fthe latest works) on ex
hibition. I employ none bmnrit-cla-e mechanics
and refer to tho work already done in tlds and
other cities as an carncstorour capacity.
Shoj), Lawrence Ave., Wichita, Kan.
i -?Ti 1i,ll!ialjlc estimates made on contracts or
I1Y E. C. STEAl'MAN.
Tlie conference meeting through at last,
We boys around the lestry waited
To sec tlio girls come tripping past,
Like (.now birds, willing to be mated.
Not braier be who leaps the wall.
By Iciel musket-flaibes litten,
Than 1, who ktepped before them all,
Who longed to tee me get the mitten,
liut no, the blushed and took my arm !
We let the eld folks have the highway,
And started toward the Maple Farm,
Along a kind af lovers' by-way.
I can't remember what we said,
Twas aothinp; worth a song or story;
Yet that rude path by which wa sped
Seemed all transformed and in a jlory.
The suow was crisp beneath our feet.
The moon was full.thetields were gleaming;
l'oyliood aud tippet sheltered sweet.
Her face with health and youth was beaming.
The little hand oul-UIe her muff
O sculptar, it )ou could but mould itl
So lightly touched my jacket cull:
To keep it vt arm I had ( hold it.
To have her with me there alone
'Twas loe and fear and triumph blended.
At last we reach the loot-worn stone
Where that delicious journey ended.
The old folks too. were almost home;
Iler dimpled hand the latches lingered;
We heard tlieoiccs nearercome,
Yet on the door-step still we lingered.
She shook her ringlets from her hood
And with a "Thank you, Ned," di'seinblod;
And yet I knew she understood
With what a daring wish 1 trembled.
A cloud passed kindly orcrhead.
The moon was slyly peeptug through it,
Yut hid its lace as it itsaid :
"Come, now or never ! do it! Jo ill
Jly lip till then had only known
The kiK of mother and of sister;
Hut, somehow, full upon her own
Sweet, rosy, darling mouth I kissed her I
Perhaps 'twas bojishiove; yet still.
Oh ! listless vvonsan, weary loierl
To eel once more that tresb, wild thrill
I'd give but who can lie youth oicr?
Tor the HaGLK.
LETTERS FROM SEDGWICK CO. FARMERS.
Ed. Eagle: After much blowing
ami blustering, old Winter lias gath
ered himself up and gone, scowling,
off toward the North : while jrcntle
Spting has stepped softly in and taken
her scat to rule awhile, until Dame
Summer comes with her fierce heat
and yellow harrest. How we have all
watched and waited for her coming
and folt to chido her for delaying. Her
brow is wreathed in sunshine and
shadow, rain drops glisten in hor mild
blue eyes, and her lap is filled to over
flowing with tender fruit buds. How
anxiously wo watch to sco them open,
as she blows her warm breath upon
them, fearing that Winter in his wrath,
may blow a little blast and wither the
Dormant Nature is again animated
by her magic touch. The tender grass,
the warbling birds, the piping frogs,
aud even that unwelcome emigraut
the grasshopper, all feel her genial
prcseuce. Ye, the "torments" arc
bubbling to the surface and fulfilling
the requirements of their nature. It
is exasperating to see with what nat
ural case they can slide up on a blade
of wheat and go to chipping, just as
their detestable ancestors did, of whom
they arc a perfect copy iu miniature.
We afc burning them and plowing
thorn under, doing a general " crema
tion" and undertaking business burn
ing and burying alive, which ii against
the law a savage custom. Well, wo
feel sarajre. We dou't want to givo
up this valley to them, but proposo to
give them a fight. Great numbers
may be destroyed by the above means,
and by scattering straw near or on the
spots in the wheat fields, whore they
are, (as they seem to be iu clusters)
they will shelter under it at night, and
can be burnt in the morning early.
The people are going ahead deter
minedly, plowing and planting, know
ing not " what the harvest will be."
The birds arc busy with the hop
pers, the larks aic singing sweet doo
Iittle, doo-little, praising their Maker
and honoring their champion.
Union Township, April 7, 1877.
Editor-Eaole: These few lines
may possibly interest some of tho
farmer rcatiers of the Eagle. As re
gards grasshoppers and tho best
modes of destroying them is some
thing that we would all be pleased to
know. I have no doubt but some arc
trying tho efficacy of prayer, while
some have stacked tho shot gun be
hind the door aud aro patiently wait
ing for those birds to take up the last
remains of the festive cuss. I might
right hero give you my plan and how
I have succeeded. First. Family
prayer tvas laid aside for a few days,
and the shot gun, most of the time,
was confined to the rack, and the hop
per was made tho object of ihe day,
and the manner and plan of his de
struction thoroughly worked out at
ni "hi. Early in tho morning, before
the night chill had left tho hopper, his
stronghold was hunted up, and when
found in sufficient numbers the team
was put to hauling straw aud rubbish
haj, which I scattered over their
quarters aud then fired it; and such a
storm of death rolled over the aston
ished hoppers as scarcely was ever be
fore witnessed. Yes, I raised hell up
on the top of ovcry small mound,
wherever I could find them iu quan
tities to justify hauling straw. In
fact, I m ado it hot for them on all
sides, even along the edge of my wheat
field where I found them making their
advance, I made U6e of the same
means, with great succcsb. I am go
ing to try to keep them down, so that
my neighbors will need not cuss my
hoppers, if they do mo. lam satisfied
that I have destroyed enough of ihe
young cusses to make bushels aflcra
while. I have come to the cm elusion
that every farmer cmi take care tof tho
most of his hoppers. Let cvxiy m.ui
go to work and spend ono week kill
ing them wherever he can find them,
aud I venture to say it will bo the best
week's work that he will do this
I leave the subject for some
Don't Kill Our Birds.
West Side April 10, 1877.
Ed. Eagle : As your paper intends
to give the news and ideas of farmers
I thought I would givo a few ideas
they have. It is not often they try to
think or act, as heretofore it has not
been necessary, as tho jrood, jaw-.abid-ing
citizens of Wichita have very gen
erously given advice, and in komc in
stances conferred, their advice upou
the west sidcrs iu such a, way that a
person is led to believe that Wichita
has some men who rule tho county.
Now the farmers have not com
plained much yet. Some think that
Wichita rati the last two fairs, hence
their failure. But the farmers don't
complain. Somo think Wichita runs
the County Commissioners, but tho
farmers keep quiet, borne think a
few men iu Wichita got up tho last
election, costing the county $500, but
they don't complain.
But there has a new subject come
up, and that is the grasshopper ques
tion, and it is a very important one to
the farmers, but Wichita, with her
usual liberality, gives moro adTice.
That is, "farmers, don't kill the birds,"
and (lieu, with (heirusualconsislencr,
come over hero and kill every kind a
bird thoy can, aud now tho farmers
complain. They say that that their
hedge rows arc no protection, and if
they complaiu to the trespassers, nine
times out of ten they get abuso in re
turn. For instance, a certain man
with his sou and two other persons
came out yesterday (a man that is
noted for growing rich on the sixty
per cent, rule) and rode over a poor
man's land, killing snipes, plovers, or
any other birds they could get. and
when remonstrated with by the owner
for killing the birds, ho was answered
in a very smooth oily manner that he
thought he was on his own land. His
gray whiskers fairly blushed when he
Now tho farmers here say it must
be stopped and I honestly believe that
if any man, be he black or white, be
cau slit trespassing on any man's
premises, killing birds of any kind
will bo treated with the law to its
fullest extent, as administered by W.
E. Stanley and Justice Mitchell.
Items from Kechi.
Kechi, April 7, 1877.
Editor Eagle: I thought a few
items from this part would be of in
terest to some of your many readers,
touching the rasshoppers and crops.
Tho G. Hoppere are as thick here as
in any other part of the county, at
least I think so, and it they were three
times as thick they would not hurt
anything. But people do not think
The wheat looks very good, consid
ering the chance it had. Farmers are
not discouraged yet. They are mak
ing ready to plant corn to feed the
Our school closed last Wednesday,
aud wc enjoyed a good exhibition
Thursday. It was the best thing that
has been in the valley for a long time.
Our teacher's name is C. A. Lewis.
He did hit best to have a good time
on that night. The principal perform
ers were Miss A. MeDaniels, Miss E.
A. Hunt, Miss Mary Boohcr, C. A.
Lewis, John McDaniels, Charles Mc
Daniels, Abel Washburn and his three
brothers and some few others that I
did not learn the names of. Abel
took an active part iu it, in fact it
wa3 he and C. A. that managed it so
well, and theirs is the credit. In short,
they all deserve honor and praise. It
was an exhibition that wc arc not
ashamed of. And, by the way, tho
singing was good. Miss Eva Johnsou
and her two brothers made the house
ring. Tho house was crowded and all
could not get in. Next winter we
hope to sec moro entertainments of
the same character. Whon any of you
want a good exhibition just come up
here. I remain,
A. Sun Scrih Eu.
A Sensible Organization.
Eagle : If it will not be too
like gratuitous advertising, I
would liko to mention through your
columns that there is an organization
near the north lino of the county, for
the protection of our horses from be
ing stolen. The society has been or
ganized about six mouths, and is now
in good working order officered by
good and efficient men, who will do
their best to carry out tho objects of
the society. Outsiders are not admit
ted to our meetings, aud wo protect
only our own stock, aud proposo to do
it in a legitimate way, acting iu con
cert with, and not in opposition to,
law. and would bo glad to co-operate
with any other society of a similar
Tho society meets the last Saturday
of each month, and after the transac
tion of other business, discuss such
other mattors as may be of interest to
farmers, aud also advertiso our wants
in regard to buying, selling aud ex
change. Persons wishing to join, or societies
to correspond, will do well to call ou
or address J. C. Hyde, or tho under
signed, at Sedgwick City, Harvey
county, Kansas. E. J. Doty-.
The ex-Empress Eugenie, when re
cently about to visit her mother, the
Coun"tes3 of Montijo. in Spain, asked
permission from the French Bepubli
can Government to pass through
France. It was readily accorded. The
son of Mr. Camondo, a Paris banker,
bears an extraordinarv likeness to the
sou of Louis Napoleon, aud on visit
ing diflereut cities is frequently recog
nized as the Prince Imperial, and so
chronicled in the local papers. Ac
companying complaints are always
made regarding tho laxity of the Gov
ernment in allowing the youug man (o
One of the notable trees of the Tuil-
cries Garden in Paris is an old horse
chestnut, called the chestnut of the
20th of March. It blossomed at that
date in 1804, tho day that the first Na
poleon caused the i;uko trtuguicn to
be shot, and during his reisu the le
gitimists of the city paid a yearly pil
grimage to it on the anniversary of
the execution, ino tree uiossomeu
asrain on the same day in 1815, wheu
Napoleon re-entered Paris on his re
turn lrom exile in iMDa, aim aner
ward became an object of pilgrimage
to BonaDartists dunns the reijrn of
Louie XVIII., Charles X. and Louis
The print of a female foot, eleven
inches long, was discovered last week
in the red sandstone of Connecticut.
Professor Marsh and a number of geo
logical enthusiasts arc already on the
spot, digging away with the "expecta
tion of finding the sito of a prehistoric
Chicago. Brooklyn Argus.
Cats without tails, Manx cats; edu
cated oysters that know their friends;
the mammoth frog, weighing 200
pounds these are some of the inter
esting and animated novelties which
wc now have iu this country.
THE SOLITARY STAGE ROBBER.
Tho Daring Deeds of Twenty-Yetr Old Ban
dit -E Robs a Number of'Texu Stages
Alone and Single-Handed His
"Captnn and Confiat-ion.
The stage robber who has been car
rying thingB with such a high hand
north of here, for some time past, has
been brought to grief, and along with
inm eno ot his "look-outs." "r
Lieut. Hall, of tho rangers wont to
tho scone of the robbery of the Austin
and Lockhart stage, aud got on track
of two of tho robbers. There was
somo peculiarity about ono of tho
shoes worn by ono of tho horses ono
of tho robbers rode, which enabled
tho Hangers to follow the trail with
unerring precision, and this trail led
to Luling, Jwhere tho robbers who
proved to be John Vaughau, a boy of
about twenty years of age, whose
home is between Scguin and Lorkhnrt,
and a young man named Ham White,
from near the samo neighborhood, but
who has been outlawed for some timo
for killing a man named Roe, at May
hart Creek, about fifteen miles from
Bastrop were captured Wednesday
Tho robbers entered Ltilinir and loft
their horses at somo place, and then
started out to spend their money.
They purchased clothing, and were
extremely liberal with their funds,
until Hall and his party gathorcd them
in. They had loft their arms on their
saddles, and made no resistance to the
On the persons ofthe robbers were
found y00, and some of the letters
taken from the mails. One registered
letter, which had contained a $500
bill, was found, and also the bill that
had been taken from it. We failed to
learn to whom the letter was ad
dressed. After these things were
found upon the robbers they confessed
Tho evidence against these young
men is conclusive, even had they not
made a confession. Mr. James Burt,
who was ou tho Lockhart stage when
it was robbed, and who kncwVaughan,
though ho did not recognize him at
the time on account of the handker
chief over his faco, was asked if that
was all the money he had, when Burt
handed out his pocket-book. On the
reply, " All except what I need," be
ing made, Vaughau 6aid, " Well, I
know you, and being it is you, you can
Mr. John W. Corbin, one of the par
ty who was on the stage betweeu here
aud Austin, on Monday, aud who has
many friends in San Antonio, tolls the
Austin Statesman all about the affair.
He says but two persons were aboard,
himself and an elderly German, who
could speak and understand but very
little English, and neither had any
arms. Wlnlo the stago was jogging
along two or three miles north of the
.Blanco river, ho heard some one speak,
and, looking out, saw a man ou a medium-sized,
raw-boned horse. Tho
man, with drawn pistol, ordered the
driver to turn out of tho road, and
then countermanded the order, aud
told him to halt iu the road. This
done, Mr. Corbin was ordered out of
the coach, aud then his pocket-book
wa3 demanded. He handed it over,
and tho robber said, "I only want the
money it contains," wheroupon $31
was taken out and given him. The
robber then demanded his watch aud
chain, and these were given up. Then
the German was ordered out of tho
coach and his money demanded. He
handed out $10, and the robber re
marked, ''You look liko you work
hard for your money, and so I will let
you keep it," and the, old man of
broken English, who had been slow to
understand up to that time, joyfully
put his greenbacks back into his ca
pacious pocket. Then the driver was
f ordered to throw the mall bags down,
and he replied that that would bo a
violation of his oath. The robber im
mediately rejoined, "This is the oath
you will obey," pointing a six-shooter
at him, and the bags were forthcom
ing, and Mr. Corbin was ordered to
open them, one after another, the rob
ber saying that he wanted the contents
of each sack kept separate, as he did
not want tho Government put to any
unnecessary inconvenience. In the
fourth or last sack cut open, several
registered letters were found, when
hoof the highway said, "Thoso are
what 1 want," and all were handed to
him. As he reached for them with
his left baud, he dropped his other
hand. Mr. Corbin says that he could
then have easily grabbed tho six
shooter, and that ho would have done
so had he not have noticed two men
lying upon their stomachs and looking
at the whole proceeding from a dis
tance of about fifty yards. The rob
ber tore the larger "letter open with
his teeth and left hand, aud at ho took
but a parcel of money he said, " As 1
have douo so well I'll give you back
your watch aud chain," and aftor feel
ing around in his pockets to find them
they were returned. Mr. Corbin was
then ordered to replace the mail mat
ter in the bags aud to throw them
back into tho coach, which he did, and
the robber, who had not dismounted,
took his leave, saying, as he rodo off,
looking back, "This is the second
stage I've gone through to-day." aVs
the stage drove off, Mr. Corbin no
ticed that the two men lying upon the
ground got up and started on foot in
the samo direction the robber went.
The robber had a white handkerchief
tied across the lower part of his face,
aud he h a man of medium sizo and
tins L)luc cvGSa
On the 29th tilt., Capt.' Hall arrived
at Austin with the two stage robbers,
who wero captured at Luling the day
before. They prove to be Ham White
and a young inan named Vaughau.
The papers and other things found
upon them prove beyond question
that they arc the guilty parties.
It is stated (hat a reward of $1,200
has been offered for the capture of
White, for murder, aud it is probable
he will be turned over to the State au
thorities to bo tried for that crime.
The Senator Abroad.
The following anecdoto of the lat
Senator Nye is told by the Virgini
Citv (Nevada) Enterprise:
"'He was tellimr us incidents of a
journey to Europe, from which he had
then just returned. Among tno rest,
he said the Sultati of Turkey ordered
in his honor, as a Senator of the Unit
ed States, a grand reviow of tho army
in Constantinople; aud the Grand
Vizier mounted him upon a "steed
which he described as magnificent.
Said Nve : 'He was a pure Arabian.
He had" a coat like velvet; he folt liko
a mvriad of steel spriugs beneath a
maii; his cyewas betweeu a lion's aud
a woman's, with all the courage of the
one aud all the human gentleness and
beauty of tho other blended; ho kuow
I wasan old man, and was as tender
to me as a child. When I dismounted
I could not refrain from expressing to
tho Grand Vizier my admiration for
the incomparable creature. He heard
me through an interpreter, and then,
bowiag low, begged me to accept the
horso as a mark of the profound re
gard which the Sultan entertained for
me.' 'Did you accept him, Senator?'
wc asked. A peculiar look came into
the old man's eyes, as he replied : 'I
made a rapid calculation and saw that
I had not enough money, and could
seud to no place for enough monev, to
pay the freight on the animal to New
York, so 1 took high ground. I bowed
low in return to the Grand Vizier,and
bade the interpreter explain to him
that while pouched to the heart by
this appreciation and generosity of
the Sultan,.! was, I was sorry to say,
against thclaws of my country for a
Senator of flic United States to accept
a presentfrom anv foreign prince, po-
tcntatc dr power.'
The Cattle Dealers.
I ("What a beautiful evening, Clara,"
said Eva Elzey, tho charming daughter
of David Elzey, a prominent lawyer of
iiuntsviiic. Alabama, to her fair vounir
friend, Clara Meyers, the daughter of
a wealthy cotton planter in that part
of the State, with whom she was walk
ing arm-in-arm in a grove at the out
skirts of tho town, shortly before set
ting of dusk ou tho 14th of Septem
"Indeed, Eva but, hush 1"
Thoy stood still, and listened.
In a thicket, close by, two men,
whom they could not see, were en
gaged in an angry altercation.
'Jim Severson," cried one of them,
'our partnership will come to a close
after this matter is settled, and to-morrow
morning I waut you to go with
me to Nashville, Tennessee, and square
our account at the Bank of Tennessee.
I am satisfied that you' have been act
ing tho d d scoundrel toward me.
You made by profits by the last ship
ment of mules only $1,100, aud you
yourself paid upon your Chatanooga
farm, threo days arterwartl, 7,00."
"John Durbiti, you Ho," replied the
other invisible mau,iu a strange, shrill
"What do you say?" roared the first
speaker. "I lie? You thief aud
Then a scufllo ensued between them.
The two men in the thicket exchanged
horribly blasphemous oaths.
The two young ladies, who had been
listening without intending to do so,
fled in affright.
But when they reached the houso of
Eva's father, they found there a num
ber of visitors, and in the conversa
tion aud social excitement then ensu
ing, both Eva and her friend Clarafor
got entirely the disagreeable scene of
which they had becu unseen witnes
ses. Next morning the people of Hunts
villc wero startlod by the intelligence
that tho horribly mutilated remains
of John Durbin, a wealthy dealer in
horsc3, mules and cattle, had been
found in the grove north of the place,
where tho fashionable ladies and gen
tlemen of Hutitsvillc wero taking their
The corpse was taken to the Town
Hall, where the Coroner, Dr. Sever
son, held an inquest.
There were found in the corpse seven
wounds, all of them evidently inflicted
with a broad but sharp-pointed knife.
Four of these stabs had pierced the
heart of tho unfortunate victim, whose
remains, when found, were already
cold a stark, a proof that the homicide
had been committed a number of
hours prior to tho discovery of the
The ground of the spot where the
latter was found was noticed to con
tain the footprints of two men.
One set of these footprints fitted
exactly tho shoes of tho murdered
man. The other footprints were those
ot a much smaller man.
Who was he? Evidently the mur
derer. When the inquest was opened the
young farmer, who had first found the
corpse of John Durbin iu the grove,
detailed before the jury all of the
Then the proprietor of the Alabama
House, James Benton, at whose house
Durbin had stopped, took the stand.
He testified that John Durbin aud his
parlnor, James Severson, had arrived
at his hotel about noon, on the preced
ing dav, and, after taking dinner, had
left tho house, evidently not in tho
best of humor.
He described Severson as a hatchet
faccd man of small stature, aud stated
that, in his opinion, the footprints
found in the grove, beside those of
John Durbin, would fit about the
shoes of a manlike Severson.
In the meantime Eva Elzey had told
her father what she and her fair friend
Clara Meyers had overheard on the
preceding day while taking their af
ternoon walk in the grove at the out
skirts of the town.
Mr. Elzey, himself an able lawyer,
attended the inquest, and when he saw
that the evidence was dead against
Severson, ho thought it would save
his family somo humiliating trouble if
his daughter and Clara Meyers did not
appear at the inquest.
The result of the inquest wa3 that
the jury found a verdict against Jas.
Severson for the murder of John Dur
bin. Mr. Elzey had informed tho Coroner
that his daughter and Clara Meyers
had heard the murdered Durbin talk
about a large tleposit which he wanted
to draw from a Nashville bank, in his
presence, on the day after his unex
A deputy sheriff was immediately
dispatched to Nashville, and when he
arrived in tho State capital of Tennos
sec, thirty-six hours later, he was told
at the bank in question that Severson
had been there on tho preceding day,
aud had drawn every cent belonging
to him aliil Durbin, about whose death,
however, ho had not said a word.
On the contrary, ho had told the
cashier of the bank that his partner
had been prostrated by rheumatism in
Nashville, and that ho intended to re
turn to him without delay, after draw
ing tho money.
After making a numbor of inquiries
tho deputy sheriff camo to the con
clusion that James Severson was no
longer in Nashville, but whither he
had gone ho was utterly at a loss to
He scoured tho whole neighborhood
of Nashville; he published offers of
reward amounting to $1,000 for a clew
to the whereabouts of tho suspected
murderer of poor John Durbin, but
he did not elicit any response.
One night it was the thirteenth day
after he had reached Nashville the
deputy sheriff was sitting in tho bar
room "of the Commercial Hotel, in
Nashville, when a young woman, evi
dently in a high state of excitement,
rushed into the place and said to him:
,rArc you tho deputy shciiff from
"I am, madarac," he replied. "What
do you wish ?"
"You are in search of James Sever
son ?" she asked, eagerly.
"Indeed, I am," he replied. "Do
you kuow where he is?"
"Step this way, sir," sho whispered.
"I wish to speak with you in private."
He went aside with her, and she
said to him, bursting Into tears : '
' Mv dear sir, I thought I was James
Scvcrson's wite, but I have found out
that 1 am not. lie married me, auu i
bore three children to him. For a
time he was a good and faithful hus
band to inc. About six mouths ago
he made the acquaintance of Amanda
"Amanda Prathcr I" ejaculated the
deputy sheriff. "The beautiful daugh
ter of our United states senator irom
"The same," said Mrs. Severson, bit
terly. "I suppose you know who she
i3? A beautiful but degraded crea
The deputy sheriff nodded his head.
"I have heard all that," he muttered.
"But," he added, turning to Mrs. Sev
erson, "where is Mr. Severson now?"
"Where is he ?" she repeated,.wi(h
Hashing eyes, and drawing herself up
to her full height. "He is now sleep
ing in her arms!"
"Here iu this city?" cried tho dep
"Yes, sir! Shall I lead you to the
house where they are?"
A minute later they wero ou their
way to that part of Nashville situated
northeast of the beautiful capitol of
Iu front of a small frame house, ev
idently containing no more than four
orfivc"rooni3, they stood still.
"This i3 the house," said Mrs. Scv-
"Are you sure of it?" asked tho
"Quite sure. Knock at tho door,
He quietlv laughed, aud. iustead of
knocking, opened the door noiselessly
with a skeleton key. He found Sev
ersou locked in the arms of his inam
orata, in tho bed-room adjoining the
While he dragged the frightened
man from his voluptuous couch and
manacled him, Mrs.Severson fell with
boundless fury upon the hapless wo
man who had stole her husband's al
fections away from her.
When the deputy sheriff had secured
his prisoner, ho delivered Miss Prathcr
from the hands of her enraged enemy,
and conveyed the whole party to the
There Severson made an attempt
at suicide, which the keeper was bare
ly able to frustrate
Seeing that the punishment of his
crime was certain to overtake him,
he made a clean breast of the whole
He even waived tho necessity of a
requisition from the Governor of Ala
bama to the Governor of Tennessee,
and quietly accompanied the deputy
shoriff to Huntsville.
There ho was hung, in tho presenco
of a vast concourse of people, on the
3d of February, 1843.
A Blast Against Kansas.
Kansas people are sometimes ac
cused, and not without reason, of
painting the advantages of this State
in too bright colors. Wc think, how
ever, that the following, which is pub
lished in a New Brunswick paper as a
correct account ot Kansas, will serve
to tone down the picture for the peo
ple who inhabit that part of her Maj
esty's domains. This veracious chron
icler says :
"The wind is always high, and at
seasons of the year piercingly cold.
Of late years the snow has covered the
prairies to such a depth that every
living thing thereon perished. The
grasshoppers arc at times so numer
ous that no vestige of green thing re
mains where they have passed over.
The eggs dopositcd in their last tran
sit over several entire States, Kansas
included, are causing the worst fore
bodings for the crops of the proscut
year. The common roads ol the coun
try are fearful; wc know nothing of
mild iu this country; there" it attaches
itself with such tenacity that neither
hubs nor spokes are visible iu the
wheels of a wagon, and it is the best
boot-jack kttown. The streams are
thick with mud, lining the pitchers
aud basins with an earthy deposit, al
so the stomach if not filtered before
use. The fish in the streams have no
eyes as they have no use for them in
these turbid waters: but long feelers
supply the place of eyes, by which
they arc guided.
"Being one of the latest acquisitions
of Indian territory, it is infested with
bauds of desperadoes, and among the
the latest victims ol their tury was a
Christian Missionary and his family.
"Added to the above are two others
which seriously affect human life.
"Firstly Before you can enjoy any
peace or happiness yon must become
acclimated that is," you must suffer
several attacks of fever aud ague; but
how many sink under the process !
Secondly You must, so to speak,
sleep with one eye open; the rattle
snakes are everywhere in the grass,
about tho cabin door, or concealed un
der thelloor, to come upon you while
you sleep. Tho cradle is its favorite
resort, and they are tho terror of
mothers; aud woll they may be, for iu
a few hours its victim sleeps the sleep
"There are many other things, in a
moral point of view, objectionable to
the selection of Kansas or any other
of tho western States as a home, which
I cannot now refer to, but sincerely
hope that intending emigrants will
consider well beforo taking sucli a su
ThU will do to laugh at, but it is
published iu all apparent good faith
in tho Carleton (New Brunswick) Sen
tinel. But what kind of a country
must New Brunswick be to require
the telling of such monstrous lies to
keep the people from loaving it ? We
aro led to infer that if the.d welters in
that frozen, God-forsakeu part of tho
North American continent could see
Kansas as it is they would emigrate en
masse, running the risk of the blind
fish, tho muddy water, the rattle
snakes, nnd the Indians who oat mis
sionaries for a regular diet.
Sparks from Ingersoll.
You have heard a great deal about
civil servico reform. I do not believe
iu carrying that to the extent that you
won't "allow any officer to resign. 1
do not bolieve that that principle
should be insisted upon to that degree
that there would be only two ways
left to get out of the office death or
suicide. I believe, other things being
equal, any party having any office
within its gift will give that office to
the man who really believes in tho
principles of that party, and who has
worked to give thoso principles ulti
mate victory. That is human nature
The man that plows, the man that
sows, and the man that cultivates,
ought to be the man that reaps.
But wc have in this country a mul
titude of little places, a multitude of
clerkships in Washington, ami the
question is whether, ou the incoming
of the new administration, these men
shall be all turned out. In the first
place, thev are on starvation salaries,
just barely enough to keep soul and
body together, and respectability ou
the outside; and if thero is a young
man iu this audience, I beg of him,
"Never take a clerkship in the city of
Washington." Don't you do it! Never
do you put jotirsclf where you have
to duck your head and take off your
hat to everybody else. Dou't you do
it. Don't put your happiness don't
put your fortuuc in the power of an
other man's bicath! Don't you do it !
You never will have any manhood ;
you never will have any vertebra: ; you
never will have any real, square spunk;
you cannot have it, and you will lose
confidence, and you will begin to think
if you canuot have a regular payment
each month of $94.75, that you cannot
possibly mako a living in thi3 world.
It will take all the pluck out of you.
You will have to live so pinched, so
narrow and so contracted that you
will have to smoko a pipe all the week
with tho exception of a live cent cigar
on Sunday. I bey of vou not to dis
count your future. I beg of every
young man to have the courage to
take what . tnes, let it be feast or-Ict
it be famine, but don't sell the gift
that fortune may have in store for
yeu for a petty salary of $60, $70, or
$100 por mouth. Dou't do it. Go
I would rather have forty acres of
laud aud a log house with one room ;
yes, with the woman I love, and some
lattice work over the window, so that
the sunlight would fall checkered on
the baby in the cradle, and a few hol
lyhocks at tho corner of the house. I
would rather have that, aud a nice
path leading down to the spring,
where I could go and hear the water
gurgling. I would rather live there,
aud die there, thau be a clerk of any
government on earth.
Now, all I mean by this civil service
reform is, that if aiiy poor devil has
been so unfortunate as to get into that
place, leave him there rather thau de
stroy somebody else every year.
"Take notice that when this post is
out of sight, it is sot safe to pass this
road," was ihe intelligent warning
placed ou a spot in a road in Cam
bridgeshire, England, very liable to be
AN AQUARIUM OP SHARK3.
Brother Talmsgs's Description of tb.3 Wall
Street Balls and Bears.
The Brooklyn Tabernacle was
thronged iu every part yesterday
morning. Tho "btilU" and" "bears"
wero preached to.
"Across the island of Now York,"
said Dr. Talmage, "in 1C85, a wall of
stone and earth, cannon-mounted, was
eroctcd to keep off tho savages, A
street was laid along by that wall. and
as the street took the lino of it at first,
it was appropriately called Wall street.
Short, narrow uuarchitcctural, but
unique. In history next to Lombard
street, London tho mightiest street
in the world. It is the larger part of
the history of this country.rinancially,
agriculturally, religiously. There you
will find unswerving integrity and tip
top scuundrelism. Laughter. Men
have been engaged in that furnace of
excitement, neven times heated, aud
have come out unsinged, while others
have been burned into a black moral
cinder. If you want integrity bomb
proof, seek it among the AY all street
brokers and bankers and merchants.
Many have imagined that fraud and
lying and subterfuge have had unlim
ited sway there,and that it it an aqua
rium of" sharks. Laughter. But
since 1794, when the Board of Brokers
was organized, only one man has been
found guilty of fraud. It has always
been the friend of distress and never
been appealed to in vain in the hour
of trial. But still there aro to be-
found in it spiders that are waiting
for innocent flies, u'ocodiie that arc
crawling up through the slime, ready
to pouuee on the unwary call, and an
acondas ready to seize the first victim.
I do not own a dollar in Panama or
Pacific Mail, or stock of anything else,
but I thank God that He disappointed
those men who tried to ruin Ameri
can rommtrce during the past week.
I pray that he will put a yoke into the
nooso of these linancial monsters, and
jerk them back into the Connecticut
or Hudson, the lormer lor choice, as
it is the furthest oil. Laughte. If
you are unsound iu business princi
ples, do not go near Wall street. You
cannot stand its temptations and re
main upright. Komembcr James Fisk,
whose splendid steamboats and opera
houses could not atone for hi3 audtil
terotis rides through Central Park in
view of decent New York, and by his
Wall street examples blasted ten thou
sand young men in this generation.
There are heroes iu Wall street whose
names will live in history. There is a
legitimate speculation iu which you
may gain or lose greatly. Every mau
in business is a speculator. He buys
groceries or dry goods at so much and
sells for so much. There is no harm
iu that. Aud it is just as honest to
deal in Wabash, New York Central or
Western Union as in iron or coal.
Tho man who denounces slock dealers
displays his own igiiorancc,and would
ston factories, and banks, and rail
roads, and all the great financial pros
perities ot the country. The stock
broker is only a commission merchant
and his dollar i3 as fairly earned as
that of the day laborer. But here we
must draw a line between lawful spec
ulation and ruinous stock gambling.
You put up a margin and sell a hun
dred thousand dollars worth of noth
ing and get paid for it. The stock is
to be delivered in thirty days. By the
fluctuations of the market you may
lose or gain a thousand dollars. That
is a bit of chance, and makes you as
certainly a gambler as the man who
mates or loses ins fortune in one oi
ikos or loses ins tonuiie in uuu m
a gambling hells of John Mor.-issey,
it great reformer and Christian phi
lthropist. Groat laughter. This
ruinous stock gambling has brought
upon the country three-fourths ot its
woes, and is turning it into a vast lu
natic asylum. Against this iusaue
passion I protest iu the name of the
Lord Jesus Christ. In Holland they
had ttilipomania, in lG33,and by gamb
ling iu this flower the Nation was
financially ruined. Laughter. Don't
laugh at tho Dutch. I am descended
from the Dutch. Paris, England and
America have successively been afflict
ed with the vice of gambling. Stand
off from the ungodly thing. Though
ciders and deacons may be presidents
mid directors of gambling schemes,
and investing in their project may
seem as good as joining the church,
the poor fools don't know that when
professors of religion go into stock
gambling thev all lie like sin.
A Wonderful Invention.
Thrco vears ago the Herald predict
ed that 'the time would come when
the human voice aud musical sound
could be carried long distances over
electric wires, that the prima douna
who sang in New York could be heard
in the music halls of San Francisco.
The Boston Olobeoi Tuesday, has a
dispatch three-quarters of a column
long, which was spoken in Salem and
heard and printed in Boston. Prof.
G. A. Bell, the inventor of the won
derful system, gave a lecture about
the telephone "m Salem, and to illus
trate the working capacity, he had the
operator in Boston give the audience
the news from Washington. Every
word was heard all over the hall, and
the spectators wore so astonished that
thev broke into applause, and, what is
marvellous, the applause was heard
in the Boston office, eighteen miles
away. The Globe says: "Coughing
and singing were then heard, and a
varictv of questions were then asked
from the Salem end, and the news
came fleeting along that the engineers
of the Boston aud Maine railroad had
struck. General Cogswell asked if
trains were running; the answer was
clear and distinct that they were not
at half past five o'clock. Pro. Bell in
troduced the Rev. E. C. BoIle, who
said, 'I shake hands with you cordial
ly in imagination, twenty miles away.'
The Rev. E. S. Atwood akcd, 'Doe
it rain ?' 'It docs not in Boston,' was
Mr. Watson's answer. Pro. Gage, tho
electrician, then spoko through the
telephone, endeavoring to have his
voice recognized. This could not bo
done, as Mr. Watson was not familiar
with tho voice. Mr. Shaje Zsawa was
recognized, Mr. Wattou being perfect
ly familiar with his tones. One of the
assistant in Boston then said that
'Hold tho Forf would bo sung in Bos
ton, and the tunc which followed was
readilv recognized. Prof. Bell closed
his lecture bv briefly staling the prac
tical uses to whit-h ho was confident
the telephone could be applied.
Hearty applause was afforded the lec
turer as he finished, and people flocked
about the stage in large numbers to
more closely examine the wonderful
instrument that had placed them iu
audible communication with people
nearly twenty -miles away. The lec
ture and experiment were an unquali
fied success." New York Herald.
Dr. Potter, of Griffin, Geoigia, ha
a new motor which promises to lay
Kecly's entirely in the shade. With
it, it is said, he can generate electrici
ty in quantities heretofore unparal
leled, and with this he ropoes to de
compose water into a vapor or gas
many times more powerful than steam
which it to be used in propelling ma
chinery. By the same motor he pro
poses to generate a burning gas, which
will make the illumination of streets
and nouses nearly as cheap as moon
shine. An imaginative Irishman has im
proved Upon O.'sian. "I returned,"
says he, "to the hall3 of my fathers by
night, and I found tliein in ruins. 1
cried aloud, 'My fathers, wheie an:
thev?' Ami echo responded, 'Is that
NAPOLEON I. AND CZAR ALEXANDER.
The Key to the World What Napdaja
Thought of Rtmis's Anxiety t; Got
aVloxander wrote to Napoleon: "I
offer you the half of Europe; I will
help you to obtain it, secure you in
the possession of it; and all I "ask in
return 13 the possession of a single)
strait, which is also tho key of my
house." Napoleon, scowling to O'Me
ara, iu his "Voice from St. IIpIciji,"
replied thus : "In (lie course of a few
years Itus3iawi!l have Constantinople,
the greater part of Turkey and all
Greece. This I hold to be as certain
as though it hail already taken place.
Almot all the cajoling and flittering
which Alexander practiced toward
mo was to gain my consent to effect
this object. 1 would not consent, fore
seeing that the equilibrium of Europo
would be destroyed. Iu the natural
course of things, in a few year, Tur
key must fall to Ittissia. The greater
part of her population are Greeks,
whom you may say arc Russians. The
powers it would in in re, and who
would oppose it, are England, France,
I'russia and Austria. It will bo very
easy for Russia to engage aVustria'a
assistance by giving her Servia and
other provinces bordering upon the
Austrian don.iuioiH which extend to
ward Constantinople. The only hy
pothesis that France and England may
ever be allied with sincerity will be in
order to prevent this. But even this
alliance will not avail. France, Eng
land and Prussia united cannot pre
vent it. Russia aud Austria can at
any time effect it. Once mistress of
Constantinople, Rii3H gets all the
commerce of the Mediterranean, be
comes a great naval power, and, God
knows what may happen. She quar
rels with ou (England), marches oft"
to India an army ot seventy thousand
good soldiers, which to Russia is noth
ing, and a hundred thousand canaille.
Cossacks and others, aud England
lose3 India. Above all the other pow
ers, Russia is the most to be feared, es
pecially by you. Her soldier aro
braver than the Aitstriansnntl the has
means nf raising 33 many as sho plea'-
es. In bravery the French and Eng
lish soldiers are the only ones to bo
compared with them. All this I fore
saw. I see into futurity further than
any other, and I wanted to re-establish
a barrier against those barbarians
by re-establishing the Kingdom of
Poland, and putting Poniatowski at
tho head of it as King: butyour imbe
ciles of ministers would not consent.
A hundred years hence I shall be
praised, and Europe, especially Eng
land, will lament that 1 did not suc
ceed. When thev sec the finest coun
tries iu Europo overrun and a prey to
those northern barbarians they will
say, 'Nrpolcon waa right."'
From tne London Uhcnurjm
Baried Cities ia Central Asis.
An expedition to explore the buried
cities of Central Aia, is talked of in
Bombay ami elsewhere in India. That
treasures like tho?o at Mvcetiro may brc
found in Ihe sands of Mongolia, is at
least possible. If tradition be of any
value a tradition, too, which ha per
sistently clung to one locality through
the lapse of centuries the tomb of
Ghongiz Khan n yet, with its fabu
lously rich treasures, to bo found (as
Col. Prcjevalskr wa told by the Mon
gols) to the south of Lake Tabasun
Nor. Your roidcrs may remember
tho quaint legend about the last rest
ing place of the great Kahu. Within
the tomb lies a man who seems sslccp.
Every evening a sheep or a horse is
tied near to the spot, audio! in the
morning the animal-, have been eaten.
In 300 years, say the Mongols, the
sleeper will awake, and lead countless
hosts of his children to victory and
dominion. The old story is said to be
circulating more and moro widely ev
Then the Mongols say that constant
ly the drifting sands disclose, here and
there, gold and silver treasuros, which
they lnvo a superstitious dread of
touching. The buried cities under
the satuts of the Gobe arc affirmed to
be mines of incalculable wealth, guar
ded by gnomes and fearful fcliclls,
I while all the deserts around the hid
den ruins aro peopled by myriads of
Dr. Bcllew established the fact some
time since that we shall probably hate
several of these buried cities revea'o I
shortly, iu a similarly natural manner
to that in which they were primirily
concealed from the sight of man. The
sanda of the dc3crts of Central Asia
regularly move and drift from ca3t to
west, and even now the cateni bor
ders of deserts arc being denuded
widely of all soil that can be torn
away and borne westward by the vio
lentwinds that rage with incredible
fury many months of the year in those
Will Russia be the first to avail her
elf practically of the knowledge of
Ho-y Daniel Boone Died.
As he lived, so he died, with his gun
in his hand. Wc arc informed by a
gentleman direct from Boone's, on the
Missouri, that early in last month Col.
Daniel Boone rode to a deer lick, and
seated himself within a blind raised
to conceal him from the game. That
while sitting thus concealed, with hi
old trusty rifle in his hand, pointed
toward the lick, the muzzle resting on
a log, his face to the breech of the gun,
his rifle cocked, his finger on the trig
ger, one eye shut, the other looking
along the barrel through the sights
iu this position, without a struggle or
motion, au:L of courac without pain,
he breathed out his life o gently, that
when he wa? found next d.iy by hi
friends, although stiff aud cold. In
looked as if alive, with his gun in
hand u?t in the act of firing. It i
not altogether certain if it buck had
come into range of his gun, which had
been the death of thousands, but it
might have intuitively followed its old
employer's mind and discharged itself.
The hypothesis being novel, wc leave
tho solution to the curious. Paris
(Ay.) Citizen. Septembers, 1S09.
"There was a Kerry priest," began
Ned Shea, "an' he had tho fashion of
Iicarin' confessions wid a slate an' pen
cil ; an' he'd write down evcrvsin, an'
tho price of it opposite. Well, one
day a big mountain' fellow came to
hi3 duty, an' says he, 'l bruk a man's
head list Hallow Eve.' 'That's niuc
penco,' says the priest. 'I cut tho (ail
ov Larrv Kellev's cow.' 'That's a
shillin' oh, begob, a shillin' that is !'
And down it went on tho slain. 'I
nearly murthcrcd me wife twice.'
'That's thrupeucc; go on.' 'I'kiltaii
Orangeman.' 'Whoo!' says the priest,
rubbin' out everything. 'That clanc
out all the rest !'"
The palace of Malmai3on, which wai
to Napoleon the Great aud Joicphinn
what Versailles was to Napoleon III.,
or tho Trianon to Louis XVI., is to bo
sold, and the land surrounding it, cut
into building lots.
Ilenri Rochofort, the French radical
pamphleteer, being lately in Alsace,
had news that ho wa. likely to be ar
rested by the German Government,
and only saved himself by instant and
In tho spring the gentle Ingiu sharpens
np his scalping knife,
And the Mormon aphrodisiacally takes
In the spring a paragraphcr whittles
tip a number two,
And tho poet starts a sonnet with tho
cvcrlas(ing " Beau "