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The recent Nihilist riots in St. Pe
tersburg and Moscow have evoked
public interest and curiosity about
Nihilism. People want to know what
it is and what kind of men the Nihil
One who has given the subject much
attention, describes Nihilism as a sort
of a nickname given to Russian radi
calism aud communism. It was first
introduced some fifteen years ago by
the celebrated novelist Tourgueneff,
in his "Fathers and Son." Catching
the spirit of the young generation as
opposed to the old, he painted in his
hero, the student Bazaroff, an imper
sonation of all that the radical, social
istic, and revolutionary ideas of East
ern Europe had bred in Russia since
1848. Bazaroff repudiated everything
society, law, religion, marriage;
and he questioned even the principles
of the sciences, except the positive
ones, like astronomy, mathematics and
chemistry. He believed in nothing
Nihil hence the word Nihilist.
Had Bazaroff and his followers been
logical, they ought to have disbelieved
in themselves and their theories too.
But this did not strike their minds as
a necessary consequence of their phil
osophy. In the person of Bazaroff, Tour
gueneff gave shape and consistency to
the vague and diffuse ideas which then
prevailed in the heads of many Rus
sian young men. He made a solid
thing of a loose one, and in so far,
though himself a fierce opponent of
Nihilism, he practically became its
author. The cheap and noisy radicals
and communists now had a written
code. They began to think, speak
act, and even dress like Bazaroff.
Long hair, long, dirty nails, untidiness
in costume, and gruff language became
the highest fashion among the majori
ty of Russian students. Saint Simon
and Fourier, who after 1848, had been
the high priests of Russian liberalism,
were now declared miserable retro
grades, for they had a religion, while
true radicalism should have none.
Socialism, which at all times in all its
forms had professed some sort of the
ology, or at least of theosophy, was thus
transformed into the most primitive,
brutal description of communism.
The wildest communists of Paris
aimed only at a revolution in the sys
tem of government and in the rights
of property, while the Nihilists aim at
the overthow of the whole social fab
ric They propose to make a clean
sweep of everything, and build up a
new community, free from all the
trammels of existing laws, manners,
habits, nnd ideas. As a matter of
course, all means are right with such
reformers, and a short Reign of Ter
ror is considered as an inevitable pre
amble to the great reform.
The importance of this movement
in Russia has been greatly exaggerated.
The Nihilists are troublesome, but
not dangerous. They have no regu
lar organization except a kind of affil
iation after the Carbonari style. Their
ranks are composed of young men and
women, mainly of the lower middle
classes. University and seminary
students constitute the predominating
element There is hardly a person
over 25 rears of age to be found
among them, for even the most cuthu
siastic radical has to give up this sort
of business after a few years' exper
ience. The intestine quarrels of the
party, the evident unproductiveness of
the work, and the constant danger of
banishment to Siberia are sufficient to
tire the most sanguine of these theo
It is the fault of the Czar's Govern
it that Nihilism has attained its
Had it been from
the start met with ridicule instead of
with severity, it would never have
made any progress at all. A hose and
a head of water applied to the public
gatherings in which the Nihilists occa
sionally indulge, would have done
much more useful work than the po
licemen's revolvets. The seriousness
with which thev have been treated has
riven them the chance of having he
roes and martyrs, upon the memory of
whom they live, thrive and mul
tiply. It is not of the noisy and silly
Nihilists that the Czar's Government
should have been apprehensive, but of
the more quiet republicans and social
ists, who both in Russia and Germany
make steady and rapid progress, who
do not go for a general smash, but
watch events, study them, and turn
them invariably to the advantage of
their party. They are to be found in
j the legislatures, in the annv and navv,
in the civil service, in all the learned
institutions, as well as in the humblest
workshop. These are the men who
hold the future of both Russia and;
Germany in their hands. Bismarck!
has always understood this, and has
created a semi-democratic German
empire mainly for the sake of pre
venting their making a federative
German republic. But the Russian
statesmen, have, it seems, not sense
enouirh to see the real danger. Thev
shoot in the streets and exile to Siltc-
ria paltry conspirators, of whom none
has cither intellectual or material
means of doing harm ; while a really
formidable oppoi-ition is left to grow
and develop itself without the slight
est attempt being made to lull it or
compromise with it. v
Vests increase in popularity.
Young ladies are wearitig yoke
Faylan embroidery is something en
J ancv ruetai buttons trim rnanv
Gentlenietr.s neckties are wider than
A new design in mitts for summer
wc:.4k lisle thread for the hand, with
lace work begiunitig at the wrist and
extending up to the elbow.
Ashes of roses nnd golden brown are
being revived this Spring.
New chip bonnets are dipped in a
solution of gold to make them yellow.
A great deal of velvet promises to
be used upon light fabrics this Spring.
New lisle-thread stockings are iu
bourette colors to match the dresses.
Mantnleis are square in the back and
have long, graceful ends in front.
Bovs' out-door sacques reach the
ankles, and are finished with Carrick
spring flowers, lilacs, daisies and
narcissuses are among the new flowers
Bv command of fashion, wear vonr
own likenesses on fans, bracelets, lock
Cretonne curtains are popular for
hed-rooms, with mantel lambrequins to
Side pleatings show no signs of re
tiring from favor as a popular style ot
White pique waistcoats fastened
with red or blue ball buttons will be
worn by 3'oung ladies.
Foulards are shown with polka spots,
diamonds, Greek squares and other
Rustic pocket-books made of springs
of wood and clasped with silver are
new and stvhsh.
Get sheer musliu for petticoats, ns it
retains starch better than that more
The newest shoe buckles in Paris
are like shawlpins and bear the name
of the wearer.
Don't wear roses or anv gav flower
now ; pansies aud violets are the Lent
en bouquet flowers.
The Bvron collars and cuffs for la
dies arc the latest; those in guipure
embroidery are the prettiest.
Chinese fringes, tied in the edge or
hem of the garment are seen on some
of the new Spring wraps.
Straw bonnets in shades to match
toilets are in vogue among exclusive
classes of French women.
There is a war between high and
low coillures, but both fashions require
much additional hair.
Fashion will still adhere to the use
of two fabrics in a dress, and varieties
of goods will be combined.
An artificial ivv leaf is now the
proper thing to present to a gentleman
for a button-hole bououet.
Princesse dresses are made with plain
round or square trains, but profusely
trimmed up the front.
Fashionable ladies are reviving the
old custom of piecing quilts. But in
stead of calico and delaine, which their
grand mothers used, they employ silk
Cutaway jackets, with short skirts
were originally introduced for school
girls, but ladies of a larger growth
have also adopted them, and they have
made them popular.
A suggestion which mothers mav
be glad to adopt is to baste a pioce of
needlework on the bottom of children's
cloaks ; this takes the place of a white
dress on the street, and it is far more
easy to do up.
A princess polonaise is the best de
sign for a black velvet overdress. It
would also be very handsome with a
basque and long princess train of the
velvet, and a silk apron gathered in
the front breadths of the skirt.
' w"t,on fr tn Sunday Morning Bizoo.
T son rEAKLC
'Go!-Ip monger ?" do ron lc me
Where their dens of poison lie T
Glance around you, they will surely
Meet the re t less, eager eye.
lw nnd high are in the traffic.
Trading all nlong IJf-t walk;
itich and jw.or alike are tuy,
And they talk aud talk aud TALK.
It if siK-ii a brave ambition.
Such a noble, lofty end.
To fle.toil the dove ef nrhitenef ,
And the eagle heart to rend ;
That !healI-alrorhing (taoMun
V here it cYr may chance to roam.
Never find its legion abx-nt
Or itt lover:- not at home.
Scandal, t-ftndal, l in motto.
And irith tnuer' all unfurled.
Goij monger IiaWe with relish
To contaminate the world.
Greedy ear are alwiy o-en
To receiiv their Miiur.elcss meal.
Never asking, never caring.
What their tortured victim feel.
ftofceip mongers deadly damning.
I the wand thee demon yield ;
And no matter how oft tested,
Kight is no protecting shMil.
Craving, hungry, like a vulture
Feeding on it loathomo prey.
They will gorge tn full repletion
E'er they onward take their way.
Goip mongers;" God ilMeml n !
They are worn than plague or tire.
Worse than thieve or night marauder,
Vore than any fortune dire.
Ruin lurk leide ihe pathway
Where thee $oeial vampire stalk.
And the angel weep with sorrow
A" thev hoar them talk and talk !
From Another of the
Wakressbitru, May 4.
Editor Bazoo :
Politic is the general topic of the
dav with B. B. Howard.
A. T. J. Tyon will upend Sunday in
vour town. Handle him rentlv.
L. B. Harwood, of the MonUerrsI
Coal Co., is in the city on businea.
C H. Zill haa been losing fleh for
some time, hut Mill weigh" two hundred
and five pounds.
Our streets have been thronged wif!i
wagons from the country to-day, and the
result is that trade ha been lively,
and our tnerchnn'.i made happy.
The Southern Methodist mite wa held
at the residence of Mrs. Fowler, on Gay
street Iart evening, which proved to be the
most enjoyable affair of the waaon. The
music furnished by Misses Tillie Augleman
and Sadie Obamyer, assisted by W. II. An
derson, Jr., was especially charming.
S. (. Jackson, who has been absent in
Washington City, for three weeks returned
this morning, accompmied by Mr. T. T. j
Crittenden and family, who have been
spending the winter in that city, the
many friends of Mm. T. T. Crittenden
are glad tn welcome her home agtin.
Having been a constant reader of your
spicy paper for several years, and, -is it has
a large circulation, and a correspondent
from every town of any note ir. the State i
I have concluded to contribute to its column-,
and in ro doing it shall be my con
stant aim and desire to give you tlie gen
eral news of what occurs wecklv in our
Thos. J. Xorfleet, of Mayview. Lafay
ette county, Mo., who met with a serious
accident a few weeks ago. which came very
near resulting in the los of his
eye, is in the city, tin ier the skiiliul
treatment of Dr. S. P. Cutler. Tom i a
nice young man, nut will nirt with the
girls. However, we are glad to Mate he is
last recovering, and will soon be able to re
turn to his country home.
Mr. A. L. Armstrong, of Clinton, was
married to Miss Mary Henshaw, of this
city, on last Tuesday evening. ML Hen
shaw was one of Warrensburg's most popu
lar and scconphfdied young ladies. We
congratulate Mr. Armstrong, and trut
that his brighest dreams have been rcilized.
May perennial flowers forever bloom
around their future home.
Mers. Will J. Fewel, J. E. Sliockey,
W. S. Shepherd, J. D. EnU aud one of the
sable sous of Africa (who acted as cork,)
returned from Sac river yesterday morning,
after two weeks of fine sport and good
success at fishing. The bays say that Clin
ton can produce men that can cMch less
Ssh, and eat more than Dr. Geo R. Hunt,
of our own dear citv. X
No Use Talking.
Go to all the Mocks of clothing in Cen
tral Missouri, see what they have and ihe
prices they ak, aud then go to John W.
Burrcss t Co. and look at one of the largest
stocks ot clothing, gents' furnishing goods,
hats and caps, in the whole business, and at
price way below all competition, and you
will be sure to buy. Or in case you want
to have a suit made to order, you will find
there an elegant line of piece goods and a
first class cutter.
Col. Stephens in Fans.
Special Dispatch to the St. .Louis Journal
Paris, Hotel de L'Atheenee, April 20.
Mon cher Journal J snis arrive in Paris
eujnurdi, a la bonne heure, for he did aller
to la Valentino at nuit avec mon fits Lon,
et nana had tin bully temps. There oui
did see le beau raonde, Ies beaux eprits et
lea ires jolie jgrisette! Je can parle Fran
cais tres facile. La exposition est une
damme fraude. Au re voir.
A lady thus translates Eugene Field's
French for the Bazoo :
Jy Dear Journal :
We arrived ia Paris Thursday, at a good
hour, well and happy. We went to the
Valentine, at night, with my son, Lon, and
we had a bally tiaae. There we saw the
beau aunie, the beautifal spirit or ready
wits, and the very pretty gruelte. I can
speak French very easy. The exposition
is a daata fraud. An revoir.
WET OR DRY?
Tne Perils of Kissing a Woman in
Which Made a Wet Layer and
Written for the Sunday Morning IWzoo.
HOLDING THE REINS.
Madge I Union wan nut a coquette, Arn
old Brighton had been Iter lover from the
time she wan a little girl trying to learn the
multiplication table,tlien he had worked out
all thejotig example in her lewonn aril
lieen Wiid by the deaeure of taking
J charge of her books and slate a- he at-
tended her to and from school. He
loved hid pretty pet, and Iim love grew
deep and strong as he grew into tnauhood.
Madge was pio-.id of Arnold, but her love
was wounded when at Christmas she saw
him !o lover-like in hU intention to the
haughty Miss Haldeu, who spent the holi
days with friends in Brighten burg. Cecil
Ward was careful that Madge should hear
of all the compliments Arnold Brighton
paid the beautiful heiress, for he was
madly in love with pretty Madge, nnd be
lieving that all strategies are fair in love
as in war, was ready to utilize any ad
vantage chance might give him over bin
rival. Both Madge and Arnold were
proud and high spirited once make each
jealous of the other, and the game could be
easiU managed. Cecil Ward was a most
devoted lover,and understood each move he
made in the game. Madge was unsuspecting
and jealouy made her blind. She deter
mined to forget Arnold and make him be
Iieve her love uad been but a fancy that
I had faded with her childhood. The.-c was
no quarrel between them but a studied in
diflereiice on the part of Madge, which as
the weeks passed on made them only pleas
ant acquaintance, and yet iu the heart of
each lived the old love.
Cecil Ward was very h ppy hi work
of estrangement had iucceedel, and now he
had only to make a fonud otter ot his han!
and fortune, aud be fell sure Madge would
name an early day for their bndal. In
early priug, on a charming afternoon, he
propoed a liive iu the country, a diive. in
.in oieii buggy to Wi low creek -nd bacK
hy the lake. Madge was nnuually pretty
iu her new spring stiU. aud Cecil found the
declaration of hi love-in eay matter, for
late he thought smiled upon him.
The prairies were covered with grass aud
flcckf' with gay llowers that swung iu the
tireezes, and loved with bird .ind buiteiDicx
that dahcd their bright hues in the warm
Minlight, while the trees aiidnhrubs marking
me wauling of Ihe creek in litedi.-luiice w
an immense, garland of siimaiT rues, and
beyond the blue sky, bent aud piled white
clouds to mark the enchanted circle ol
vi.-ion. As they ueared the creek the scene
dunged, the ro-es in the garland were per
xoiiitied, and the plum trees were wrapped
in their suawy sails, and the re. I buJ or
wild mc1i, their attendnl maidens, ar
rayed in all the roc tiub-; while the willows,
elm and oaks, and les important per
sounges, were attired in every shade of greet
and adorned with trailing vines aud sprays
ot gay colors. The breeze was laden with
sweet jierfume and the waters sung merrily
as they glided on to the river. The horses
stepped into the waters, and when the rip
ples were up to their knees they stopped to
drink. Tlie moment was eventful. Madge
held up her hands aud begged to drive
through the water. Cecil gave her the
rein anil bent foiwanl to kiss the little
band that he hoped soon to call his own.
The kiss startled her and she jerked the
lines the hores sprang forward and Cecil
lol his balance. Ttiere was an impromptu
somersault at the rear end of the buggy, a
fearlul splashing in the walr, a little
sere m, a .d the frightened horses d-odicd
forward with Madge helplesty holding to
the reins. Fortunately as the hoie
bounded up the slope on to the prairie, a
man on horseback galloied to her rescue,
that man wa Arnold Brighton.
Cecil Ward llonndered a-hore and in hi
excheracnl rushed forward to see if his
horses weie sife. He was not improved iu
Klx)ii:il appearance when he stood liefure
them ban-beaded and dripping likea water
nymph, but Arnold Brighton had never
looked handi'ouier, anil Madge thought no
hero had ever been braver. There was
uothins tn be done but for Arnold to drive
back w:th Madge, while C cil, on Arnold's
horse, took the nearest wy home. The
drive by the lake gave time for many ex
planations. Miss Waldron was1 the atE
a need bride of Arnold's college chum, so
the lovers quarrel was ended.
When autumn tinges the trees on Yellow
creek with crimson and gold, Mr. and Mrs.
Brighton often drive out to admire the
iieautiful stream, but sensible man that he
is, he always holds the reiiu in his own
hands. " I ONE.
Special Correspondence Sedalia IUxoo.
Grees Kiixje. May 4ih, 1878.
The M.. K. & T. think what is worth
doing, is worth doing well. They have had
nearly one hundred men, the last two
weeks, removing every defective, tie, and
replacing new solid oak much closer, rais
ing and leveling the track and putting on
new steel rails, making this one of the most
substantial and smoothest road beds in the
State. It will take a month or more to
complete the work in the vicinity of Green
Ridge. It is soon known when the right
kind of managers have charge of a road,
as with the M., K & T. at this time. It
has been a subject of general remark, how
orderly and quiet the men are; nothing
unbecoming gentlemen ; everything moves
like clock work, except when the train
Hears the dining car a general stampede
takes place. No fortre could resist the
onslaught. May the M., K. & T. reap the
rich harvest she so justly merits.
There were shipped from this point, last
month, four cars of oats, five of hay, ten ot
corn, six of hngi ami ten of caitle. Hd
the markets been better a much larger num
ber of each would hare been shipped.
The latest news is eagerly sought after
on the E-istern question. No doubt more
men would tie ruined by over speculation
thin would he benefited bv the advanced
prices, should there be an Eastern war.
The proects of a good wheat crop is
much lessened on account of the rat.
The grass and oats are looking remarka
A very large area of corn has been
planted and looks exceedingly well for the
first of May.
Give os the dollar of oar daddies, with
plenty of greenbacks, honest capable men
in office, and the blessing of Heaves and we
are all right. More anon.
Basket-woven straw bosnets are the
R. R. M.
Which Moans Railroads and Rail
The Great Anthracite Coal Lines of
Paper No. a.
There is a wonderful fascination, a nrt
r !.;.. v.. t..i.. . i
in .if.ioi.nu mouiK uiif. aim iiiyico iian-
ing over the auiliracite coal regiotH of the
Slite of rciui-svlvania. A centu.v ago tlie
-teallhy f.H.t of the Bavage trod the nylvan
anlitudes of the Wyomin valley. D:by
form bathed in the transparent waters of
the SiiiOHelianna river and Tahmeroo the
'itarof the Pawnee" braided her ebin
f,air aud wailed at the foot of Campbell'it
ledge for her white lover till wailing grew
a torture, and then, fleet of foot a an ante
lope, she spurned the inns-gmwn nicks be
neath her feet and swung herself down,
down, down a sheer descent n fifty feet to
the foot of falling spring, where she was
cl isped to the heart of Walter Butler, the
veriest traitor to her and hi country
whoe shalow ever curcd the sunlight.
Beautiful, classic Wyoming! A geoha't,
a civil engineer and a railway oierator
have transformed her; the pactry of silence
h is dep-trtcd from her shores aud tliO'iIi
he river, like a thread of silver, still rip
pies through the valley and makes
love to the fringed willows along it- bank,
the pi.icid, quiet beauty of the spot i gone,
and in its place are countless c ial shafts,
black, ugly, forbidding. Dx-p in the quiet
bosom of the valley, away dovu hundreds
of feet itelow the surface, a fairy was found;
hard, brilliant, tangible. No one could
tell jut how many ages it h id taken to w-r-feet
this uiirveloti child of nature, but
there it was in all its shining, shimmering.
scintillating. iihxihoie.cenl lieaiity : a
harmless looking thing enough, but a thin:;
instinct with life, only needing a pull of
flame to m-tke it the most iMjwerful agent
of empire or destruction that was ever uu
earthed. The wise men of the Ett wrr-ted
this treasurer from Hie breinct a relciil!e
mother, and ihe Id.icKeneii ruins of a him-
drrd s!i.fts, the eXoIolnti of fire damp, ihe
crackling, hisiug mi iihU tioiii a million
ion-of horning coal, .-ix hunilreil teet Iwlii
the t p of tlie ground, tlie tears of deo
I ite women and Ihe wail of oipiiau children
luve told hoA terrihlv she avenged her out
rage. But the fairy warm, and cheers,
. is . -t .?
ami illiiminaies. rue neip to sane uie
hii'hesl tn-.t-s. and her breaih is blown
cr the pator.d leayiy f every St-iie iu
the Union. Iu even d.iy-j -he will bridge
three thousand mile of. tr.ic5:!e exp iue ;
and aided hi her, the i:ii-anthroK; may
Weave a fair picture of the future which
an hours contact with the world will dispel
al i licit it should Ik so ind b:ikin in
hergeiil.il blaze the hearts of iii-tnkiud ex-
Duky child ol earth's centre, so mild in
gloom, so tierrr wheo alight, all hail !
I hou art indeed que u over all product.
Among the l.irgt coal tr iiHporting routes
of ihe Slate f lViuiivlv.inia are the Dela
ware anil Htid-ou Canal, the Delaware,
Lackawanna and Wertrrn, the Lehigh Val
ley and the Ivchigh OmI and N ivig.ition
Companies. Tlie total ct of building and
equipping the Sir.t was Sl,57ti,l 7:5. The
road pud iu lS71-5asemi annual dividend
of 5 percent., it principal rolling Mock i
coal l.ltio. The gauge of ihe gravity
road bed is 4 feet and 3 inches, and 4 feet
and 81 inches and G feet on locomotive road.
The -cond was nrg-tuized with a capital
stock ot" Si3,iy.0OO.
This coiup.tuy controlled 49G miles of
track. In anything like hu-y limes their
freight receipt weie enonnoii.. In 1SU2,
'i'A. aud '05 from six to seven hundred
car ol coal was freighted over the southern
division of their line daily, the average
weight of etch ear loaded w:i six ton-.
The Lehigh Coal and Navigation Co. did
even belter than that, their coal shipments
averaging, through tlie rush, twelve to fif
teen hundred ear daily. This mad was
lea-eil four or fiveyer ago by the Central
IL It. Co.. ot Xew'jersey. The eot of the
mad and appuileuance was $I2,&M
7Sl.i5. The tame of the I.ehigh Valley railway
ha been spread abroad for ye ir. It i
Jn-tlv celebrated. It runs llirouch what is
oiled the Switzerland of America. S art-
mg south from Wilkesbtrre, Pa., you run
down the Su-queh anna lliiee miles and then
you reverse Yourself, as it wen, and com
mence to climb, rive ten, tilteen, twenty
minutes el.ip-e. Slill you no up, and up, j
and up. Poll! putl'! puff! clickety click, j
clickety click, c it-kety c iek ! chow, chow,
chow, eaotr Chow, chow, chow, r It o w!
oii look ahead, the engines there are two
tremble like a leaf. We are on a curve.
You glance back, yon count ten, twelve,
sixteen, nineteen cars thi is a Centen
nial train and every car is packed closer
than sardines in a box at twenty cents each.
You look olT no, you look dnrn to the left
and you ee XanticoSse, Avoudle :id
& vnnd.de, Plvraouth, Wilkesbtrre, Kings
ton, Wvoming, West Piltton, PitttonKCiX
ton. Your eye has travelled thirty five
miles in a second. You htve t-tken the
Wyoming Valley in at a glance. Y.m see
a s'ire-tai, winding, but erlect i its sleeping
loveliness, traveling psl all lhee beiutiful
villages, sJine so clear and pure that every
changing leaf is reflected Umn its smooth
surface s iiimiii the polished lace of a mir
ror; i. is me aiiqiienanna. me stiver river
ami you are uiree uiousanu iret aiHive iu ,
bed ; yon are only three miles in an air line
from ilkesnarre, but you have traveled
Gfieen miles to reach this MFirview"of the
U V, R. R. That U the way those bloated
bondholder at the Eft take in the unwary;
but no one ever corupl tins. A few miles
further on the tourit strikes the Lehigh
river. Its waters are as drk and spark
ling m the b-d of black diamond
they run over. Nj writer hts
ever been able to describe the
sublime and picturesque magnificence of
the scenery this route runs through; it is
one of the sights that must lie seen to lie
appreciated. Une of the things that Irnd
a peculiar cuarai to mis raiiwiy is me,
., . ,
man who, thirlv-Bve years ago, went on
foot through the country where he i now
known as the great Anthracite coil king
an I million-tire wit i a kit of carjenter's
tools upon his shoulders, building barns.'
It wrs alwavs said of A-a Packer that he
did bis work apon honor, and to-day the
Packer family represents S40.000.000 The
coal, freight, and paenger tratficof their
road hns been immense. Their msin line
hi 240 mile in length. They have a
capital stock or S21.9iO.S30. The rod has
paid as high as tea per cent, dividend quar
terly. The Pennsylvania railroad waa organised
with a capital stock of $63 141.475. It is
no more than dae to Thomas 5cott, the
President, to ssy that he is possessed ol
more brasen effrontery than any other man
.k. -i.r. LBunkif It w.u.1.1 b
hrd point for the shrewdest lawyer to decide
which ef the two men, Haatiagtoa or Scott,
was the greatest rascal. Kcjirccnllng a
.1 j . - -
line no, mil great rafiimpolie, they
'should lie above recriniin.it ion, and yet
'; Scott due not lifiMte to charge Hiinting-
ton Willi Mttkitilf tit el&!tih a lUmiotxilv
in the infenwf .if . If U1P ft 111 ikf Mllltlft
1.. : . r ' .1
lie l one llf the Chief ourner lh t Vnfrl
I rfcinc ami me i.uiii i goiii mm mug
t -Scott the f.ict tint he i at the head of;
a ring -eeking to get forty or fiftv iiiillium
tof government hone! for a mid which
! i i.: i4" u i . . . -
t 1 -1- I . , a ...
iik iiirurii oiirrvu 10 niiicu. l, xiiuav-:j
"hi, whole career h:n been one of jobliery." i
One of the ColonelV propitious totlie'A Horseback RaCO ACftlnSt
government n to have II iiiaint iiii a large i .
Manning army in time of eace, whoej TlfllO
chief duty Mial! be V protect railroad I
I companies ag:uut a. revolt of their em-1
. . -
piovc tor niiv caiw?. no matter how irriev-i
ou may be their wrong. I
. Yr.1 Jj-harp men of thin country should
thank Colcott for hi. candor in exhibiting
, ie t.lfIaj( (f corH,r:,tion!i
i;ve years Kepuhltc.n congres-e voteill
I aw.y by jobliery over two hundred million I
oihp'ol acres ol the bet public lands to rati-
road., to ay nothing o( one huiuireil mil- j
lion of motivv in bonis and accumulated i
interest. King in the Senate and Houe
lev iii I toll on every bill they p:i.ed. and
the Credit Mobilier corup.iuies did the rest.
That Thomas is eminently successful a a
great rail war manager, is evident from the
I.ict th it his name figure at the head of the
otlicial lit of two of the nnwt imp.irt.tnt
eastern railroad, viz: The Pennsylvania
railroad and the Pittsburir. Fort W.ivne
r..tru; if i ii.. i ..!..,. ....i.i: -
tors of lm:h comptnies, and yel once more. "
we Snd hi name at the top" cf the Pitts- Mr. Stephens, from the Committee
burg. Cincinnati and St. Louis raiUay. on C'ninnge. reported a bill to retire
He. like many other celebrated men - t,e five anil three cent silver pieces,
pa.eseil with a vein ot waggishnesx. hen ! - . . ' .
he was villager and poorer-in p cket- :U,1 .S1,.I t"r further coinage; also
Him. he i now, it ww nece.-s.ry for him to providing fractional or subsidiary sil
emphiy legal counsel, not being able to j ver coin that shall he a legal tender to
pav a verv heavy retaining tee. he oiight
the otfice of an olncure desciple of Ithtck
stone, who w.is loc.itiil on the sixth fl or of
Dr. Jayne' estahhhment, in Piilhilelphi.i.
There wa no elevator iu thine day ; he
comtiiiiCi-d ascending rather hri kly, al
first, hut being very u-hy, he found the
i-iliirt very fatigueing. Up and up he went,
three, four, uie-more flight." he sighed,
"and I hall be tlu-ie.' He toiled on
.ihoriou!y ; he re-icheil the I Hiding at the
top of Ihe Gtth flight and mopped the pers
piration from his gloicing l:ice: he strug
gleil forward to the door of the olliee.
pu'ied it "Im-m nnd and gasped out three
words: - (!t in!''
(Tobi Conlin uol.)
From Our Regutar Crreii.nlent.
The new wool clip coming in.
The.Cniinty Court meet Monday.
Mr. T. T. Crittenden and son, are cx-ioct-.l
home al an early day.
Mr. R ild win contemplates issuing a
daily edition of the Wirreti-.burg ikandurd
A barber shop ha lieen opened by a
Sedalia artist by the name of McKiu
ney. Eil. Sharp returned from a viit to a
very particular friend in Saline county,
The Rev. Mr. Klembke will be in
stalled pt.ruf toe German Evangelical
church to day.
There are many fields of wheat in this
county which were fully headed out iu
April, this year.
A large force in our quarries make
things lively there and considerable stone is
being shipped to St. Lotiit.
A pleas nt sociable was held Friday
night at the residence of Mrs. Fowler, for
the Methodist Church South.
The farmers report the wheat in the
country as not being iu as promising condi
tion as it was a few weeks ago.
W. H. Iee has opened a hardware
store at Iudeiendence, Kansas but will
still retain his business here.
The first picnic of the season was held
at Richie's Grnve yesterday by the First
Presbyteriau Church Sunday school.
The DMiocrncy of Johnson county
will hold a primary election on the Silt
August to decide who shall be their
candidates at the approaching election.
Austin Elliott, of this place, has re
cently obtained a patent on an improved
brsce for bn gy spring, n!o on a locomo
tive spark arrester and a freight car coup
ling. Miss Julia Ravbill who has been
teaching al California, Mo., was welcomed-
home bv her m:iny friends in Ibis city, last
Monday evening. Her school at that place
having cloied last Tuesday week.
The soci ihleof the Cumberland Presby
terian church was held al the residence of
Dr Jordan's, t Fridty night. The yard
was beautifully illuminated and an abun
dance of refreshments provided for the
large crowd present.
Mr. James Hill, the accommodating
young cleik in Miller V IfeatbVdrug store,
accidentally received a severe cut in his
right side last Friday evening, while scuf
fling with Geo. Relies. The latter having
an ojien knife iu his hand at the time.
A Warrenburg man had a dream
a sweet drenu :he other night he
dreatin-d in poetry and published it in the
Slamhrd. he went to heaven in his dream.
but we tear he is not likely to go to the
ljnil ihat is fairer than ! in tho
j,v j, jK Il0t laal kind
cat. Prof. S. un't.
Warrensbonr can beat any other town
on the Missouri Pacific railroad producing
telegraph operator. Mr. Pennington the
courteous agent, at this place, is never
without one or two students und?r his care.
Master George Belles is the present cub,
and from the rapid progress he ihk recently
made, we presume he will be well qualified
to take charge of an office himself.
Dniel, who wa hung at Warrensnrg,
Mn in Februarv l.if and aim rommittvil
. - -
e , ,,e morttbruul and unprovoked lour
i aers ever reconieii, ieu a leg-.icv to tne
thousand" people who assembled to see him
hung, in his piou hope that he would "meet
thni all in heaven." He also advised them
to "take this as a warning." though what
t,ey were warned against it would be diffi
cult to lALBoontitfe Eagle.
Milo! Mi& What do yon mean, to
talk so in your old ag ? D iniel never said
one single word on the gallows. A lor
heaven, he didn't believe ia it. Why,
you're clear off. That Buck must have
been powerful strong last week.
Why do so many parent think chil
dren throHblesome? becaas they cry, and
I wl,- jo children cry? because Ihev safer,
D ... P-k- c...,n n ..
I Dr. Ball Baby Syrap relieve all pain that
babyhood ia subject to, and only costs 25
ccats per bottle.
, Rnnrtilbu Trnnjt .Vwi'um fw.
J . .
ino fcawsi ongresjionl
MlirdOr Of HOfla H M DSF"
Students Run Ovr.
Washington. May 4. House
The tension bills passed last night.
Just otic hundred among them was to
widow:? of Gen. Robert Anderson.
1 M V II 1 1 " .1 1 o 1
...""" - j-ovbii mm .tumirai varies
the extent of 820, and shall bees
chang-fable at tlie treasury for other
legal tender money when presented in
Minis' of 820 r over. Ordered printed
The House then took tip the unln
ished bu-iness of yesterday, the legis
lative impropriation bill.
Mr. IJ.iker made a point of order on
the a'lieudnienL offered by Mr. Gibson
for the re-eftahlishineut of a branch
mint at New Orleans, that it was new
legislation. After a long argument
the point of order was overruled.
The Houe then begun to vote on
various amendments. Agreed to re
commit to the Committee of the
Whole. The first one utKin which a
division was aski d, wa one increasing
the clerks salaries in the office of the
Surgeon-General. The amendment
was resisted on the Democratic side
and was supported on the Republican
side as being necessary for the quicker
disposition of business iu disposing of
Tho Mexican Horaemm.
New York, May 4. At Prospect
Park, Brooklyn, Peralto. the Mexican,
began, at four o'clock this morning,
an attempt to ride 350 miles in 15
hours. He made the first 100 miles
in 4 hours. lie changes horses every
The fastest mile was in 2 minutes
and thirteen seconds. One hundred
aud fifty-nine miles were covered in
7 hours and 20 minutes. A horse
having stepped on Peralto's foot, he
stopped to bathe it.
The Killing of Baraall.
Memphis, Tenn., May 3. The
A valanche of to-morrow will contain
the following from its correspondent
at Tiptonville. Tenn. : Hon. Henry
M. Daroull. Jr., of Pemiscot county.
Mo., was decoyed from his home across
tlie river into Lake county, Tenn., the
evening of April 27, and brutally
murdered. The perpetrator of this
foul crime gave his name as William
Shearer, and claims to have been
raised near Cave-in-the-Rock. on the
Ohio river. Shearer has been Dar
uall's tenant since Dec. 1, 1877, until
a week ago, when he crossed the river
into Tennessee, and in three days
wrote Darnall he was almost dead
with hemorrhage of the lungs, and
requested him to come over into Ten
nessee and let him have bis money,
with which to go home and die. Dar
nall crossed the river, and just as. he
got upon the bank Shearer fired at
him with a double-barrel shotgun
through the window. The shot took
effect in Darnalls right side, breaking
his arm near the shoulder and wrist.
He fell down a low bank and was
attempting to rise when Shearer ran
out and fired the other barrel, the
shot taking effect in Darnall's head,
killing him instantly. Shearer made
his escape to the northern part of the
county, where he was overtaken the
next day by a Sheriff's posse and
ordered to surrender, but he tried to
escajie and was fired upon and killed.
He confessed while partially under
the influence ot morphine, before he
ditd, he had been hired to kill Dar
nall, but remarked to the physician in
attendance that if he was out of it
810,000 could not induce him to do it
again. Darnall was a member of the
last General Assembly of Missouri,
and was esteemed for his uutiring
a ww a
energies and anilities, lie leaves a
young and devoted wife, who is
threatened with insanity since his
death. An attempt has been made.
be it said to the shame of some of
Lake county's most prominent citizens,
to instigate a criminal prosecution
against members of the posse who shot
and captured the demon who mur
dered Darnall. The correspondent
was not able to b arn whether deceased
had any connection with the Darnall
feud, which had such a notorious
finale last fall, in the oldest one in the
(family riding over a Court, with half
a hundred carbines behind him, in
Mr. Darnall was a farmer in the
county named, married, and aged
about thirty four years. He was a
Democrat, elected as such, and served
on the Immigration Committee of the
House. Quiet and retiring, he was
yet independent, and had no enemies
on the floor.
Over 500,000 tattles of Dr. Bull's
Cosgh Syrap a resold every season, and
thousand ef persona saved from untimely
grave The price k & eta.
Question in Eu
rope. England on the Cambria.
The Russians Hunt a Wo
A Revolution In Mexico.
The Fsscs Question.
London. May 4. Notwithstanding
the hopeful news of Russian conces
sion, announced from Vienna and in
timated from St. Petersburg, it can
not be said there is any positive change
in the question in dispute. The said
conciliatory disposition has prevailed
in the councils of the St. Petersburg
government, but it is asked what Rus
sia considers at this moment to be
peaceful concessions or conciliatory
proposals. A fresh attempt to reach
antinderstanding isdescribed as getting
over difficulties of form bv makinsr
far-reaching concessions on the merits
if the question, but the misfortune
seems to be that wnat the Kussians
considers a question of principle. Eng-.
laud demands the placing of the treaty
of San Stefano before the congress
for unreserved discussion. Russia, it
is said, refuses to give way on that
point. In Berlin, as iu London, the
subject is treated with skepticism, as
long as it is known that Russia refuses
to yield on the chief point snd thst
England maintains her demand.
The Mysterious Steamer.
London, May 4. The Timet, com
menting on the appearance in United
States waters of the steamship Cam
bria with Russian officers and men on
board, says there are good reasons why
we should regard proceedings of this
kind without alarm, the chief one is
that the United States government,
which has always prided itself on ful
filling its neutralities, has been placed
tinder special obligations in this re
spect by the Washington treaty. Br
virtue of its rules we were condemned
to pay a fine of 3.000,000 for depre
dations committed by Alabama aud
her consorts, aud the United States,
hy accepting that fine, have further
pledged themselves to observe on their
own part the new rules of the treaty.
It was a penalty to the United States
at the time, but we have the advan
tage ?f an additional protection. We
may be confident that the United
States accepted it, it will live ap to its
ooiigauons in mis respect, ana tne
Russians will consequently f od it dim-
cult to execute what they appear to
St. Petersburg; May 4. Consider
able political importance is sttscbed
here to the appointment of Prince
Labanoff Russian ambassador to thw
Porte. The choice is agreeable to the
Porte on account of the favorable im
pression he made during his former
tenure of office as Rueswn ambassador
of the Crimean war.
The Prince is understood to favor
the amicable arrangement of existing
differences and is regarded as a man of
St. Petersbure. Mav 4 The noliee
are searching for the Veasaticher wo
man who attemnted to assassinate Gen.
Tipoff.in order to rearrest her but their
search was without success. The pub
lic prosecutor has appealed against the
verdict of acquitting her. It is r
carded as certain that the lurv will be
abolished in trials fur political offenses
of grave character, or assaults on
functionaries while engaged in the per
formance of their duties.
London, May 4. The Tmet Pen
correspondent telegraph that Gen.
Todleben is taking the insurrection in
hand. Troops have been ordered up
from Adrianople and Phillroolis. Re
ports are current respecting the with
drawal of the Russian tro-tps beyond
the neutral sea. The BoMnrt. a news
paper of Constantinople, concludes
that in case of war between England
aud Russia, Turkey will be aeutral.
London, May 4. Corbett A Mo
Ciymont, builders, of London, Putney,
Sarbitoo and Westgate nn-the-sra, have
failed. Liabilities $7,000,000. As
sets upward of 1.000 warchoases,
valued from $25,000 to $40,000 each.
St. Lome Bf arkst.
St. Lncis, Ma May 4. Floar -Unchanged.
' Wheat Lower; No. 3 rml, $1 14 te
Corn 38c to 39c
Whisky-Qaiet $1 03.
Pork Xomiaal ; S8 75.
Dry 8alt Meats Unchanged.
Hogs Better; light shinnin to Torkmw
$300 to $3 59; packwg $3 $3 St.
Chicago Ltvk Stock If aaxar. -Hog
Fairly setive and strong; le to
10c setter; picket and ahippetn bavin
qaite freely ; light sellimt at S3 Site S3 40;
heavy mixed sad packing $S3t te $33$;
heavy stiipm $t 36 to $M.
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