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Carbondale Independent from Carbondale, Kansas • 1

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fctojfc.wttS v2t CU 7 Cc'L Carbondale Independent. Carbondale, Kansas. This city Is situated on the T. 8. F.

railroad, about sixteen miles south of Topeka, intfc northern part of Osage county; contains about 1,500 Inhabitants; In the immediate vicinity are extensive mines, from which an average of twenty cars of coal are being daily produced. The city Is surrounded by a splendid fanning and stock-raisine section, and is well supplied with water, making it one of the most desirable places in the State to locate; is well calculated for business, and has some extensive dealers. A good bank, mill, etc All we need is capital to make it as proaperous a city as any In the a lata Come and see us and be convinced. Carbonbale NDEPENDENT. to.Busn.

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1883. NUMBER 48. l'Ol'CLA SUNOS. A BLOTCH ON JUPITER. Curative fleets of Will I'ower.

Tuth8 CompaaioB. corted about the citv by the mayor and a said i thank vou for vour fidelity. I am MINOR MENTION. KANSAS NEWS. The woolen mills at Humboldt are SUMMARY OF THE WEEK.

4 committee 01 leaamg citizens. NOT ENFORCED. The law asrain6t the importation of Ameri can pom into ranee is not being rigidly enforced, and shipments are being made from JNew lomto Marseilles. DEFEATED. The bill to impose a tax of one mill per gallon on petroleum exported from the state has been aeieatca in the Pennsylvania legis lature.

PASSED AWAY. Rev. Charles Lynch, astor of St. Francis church, at North Adams, and promi nently identified with land league affairs, is dead. IMMIGRANTS.

The steamer Prussian arrived at Boston Wednesday with l.OoO steerage Dasseuirers Most of them are "assisted" emigrants. CENTENARY ORGANIZATION. The centenary of the organization of the Protestant Episcopal diocese of Maryland was celebrated Tuesday at Baltimore. GREAT REJOICING. There is great rejoicing at Pittsburtr and other manufacturing cities over the signing of ine scaie uy tne iron manuiacturers.

HEAVY CONTRACT. The South Boston Iron Works company has taken a 175,000 contract for heavy ordnance for the war department. HAPPY HAWKETE3. The eemi-ccntennial of the settlement of 10 wa is being held at Burlington, ana is a grand success. DECORATION.

Decoration day was observed in all the principal cities and towns with the usual ceremonies. DESPERATE MINERS. A mining strike near Des Moines, la is ac companied by the burning and blowing up of nouses. MUSTERED OUT. Lieutenant-Colonel W.

G. Mitchell, actinar djutant general on Gen. Hancock's staff, is ueuu. LAND ENTRIES During May 127,000 acres of Mississippi land have been entered, costing about uuo. STILL A MYSTERY.

The tragic denth of Anna Bauerlein. of Kansas City, Is still shrouded in mystery. INAUGURATED. A. Bourn was inaugurated as governor 01 luioae xuesday atternoon, THE MARKETS.

MARKET QUOTATIONS, The following reliable report of the stock market is furnished us by Geo. El. Barse live stock commission merchants, of Kar-sas City. LIVE STOCK. Cattle Native shippers, t5.2V35.

70: native stackers, native feeders, native butchers' steers. native cows, f3.002M.85; native heifers. 5.65 Hogs Sales ranged from f5.7oM7.05: bulk irom i.aovi?o a. 8heep Native muttons, 4.30fff5.00: Block ers, 3.404 RAIN AND PRODUCE. Grain No.

1 red winter wheat, l.f 9: No. 2 red winter, D8; No. 3 red winter, 91; No, a mixea corn, ro. oats, is; JNo. 2 rye.

froduce-Kggs, cheese, skim fiats. 9i6 10; butter, choice dairy, creamery, lancy, wxmsi creamery, choice, 17(W IS; good to choice western store" packed, 9C 10W me dium, 7S; cooking, 50. Roll butter, common, 10((12. Chickens, live, per aoz. nens, 4.uu(a potatoes, SAXgjbo hay, smau oaieu, new, o.ya(ajf.uu.

OTHER MARKETS. St. Louis. Wheat, No. 2 red winter.

1.1P5 wi.zj; jmo. area, fi.u. uorn, Chicago wheat. No. 3 spring, 1.13.

No, winter, S1.151.15. Corn, iSew York. Wheat. No. 2 red winter.

1.24: mo. a red, I.l9. uorn, JNo. 3, Kxi the lira very of War. Demorcsi's Monthly for Jane.

The scarlet coat of tho English army will 111 a few years be a tradition. One by one the leading nations have abolished the gay colors with which they have been wont to deck their soldiers on the battle field. The sharp shooter, with his deadly weapon which kills at so wide a rarige, has forced the military autnorities to chanare tne uni forms so that they will not bo a mark for tho repeating rifle. After careful tests, it has been found that a certain shade of gray, a bluish gray, in fact, is almost indistinguishable at a distance, when worn by masses of men. Should the great war so often predicted break out in Europe, it will puzzle the commandinggenerais to distinguish their own soldiers from those of the enemy, lor all the nations have adopted what is practically the same uniform.

In France they have also abolished the drum corps, and all that was attractive about war is fast dis appearing. Fighting has become a matter of machinery and engineering. Before the invention of firearms the contests were hand to hand, the weapons were swords and spears. Hence the passions ot men were roused when they came in sight of each other. But in modern warfare the soldier lights with a distant, and often an unseen enemy, and it is not a matter of passion, but rather of endurance.

Charles Fourier, who lived in the be ginning of this century, predicted that the time wduIu como when industry would be made as attractive as war was in his day that the laborer would go to the field and the workman to his shop preceded by musical pro cessions, and that the various industrial groups would wear gray attire. in otner words, the same devices which made war so attractive would be made use of to take away the weariness of toil, and make work as pleasing as is marching to the sound of martial music. Ihere may be something this theory, and if all the color and music are left out of fighting, perhaps tuey may do introduced into our in dustrial life, Th ruudlT Tilr. San Jose (Cal.) Herald. Ex-consable J.

R. Hall discovered on his left forearm about four weeks ago a woodtick that had apparently just secured an enlodgment. Mr. Hall had it carefully removed by his son who thought that he left no part of the head. However, a sore appeared, and finally became so alarming in its nature that yesterdav Mr.

Hall sought a nhv sician. The latter found a sore nearly as large as a silver dollar and so hard that it was with heavy pressure that he could push a knife through. Ho made two incisions, and sought for the head of the woodtick, but could not find it, He informed Mr. Hall that the sore is very serious in its nature, being nothing more nor less than the beginning of a cancer. He further says that unless suppuration sets in and throws out the bill of the tick in a few days all the dis eased flesh of the arm must be cut out.

it iur. iiaii may yet nave some serious trouble with it. it is such a common occurrence to find woodticks on the per son, that few know their danger. After a woodtick oace secures a hold nothing but a sharp knife can dislodge it. Its bill is long, and sharp, highly poisonous and provided with barbs that render its withdrawal impossible; so that lhe com mon use of turpentine or a lighted match is simply a waste of time.

Even though the tick drops off or be removed, his bill remains, the barbs holding it firmly. An incision with a sharp knife and a close hunt for the remaining bill is the only method ior removing it. These woodticks are so destructive that tney can soon kiu a coic or other VOUD animal, and several Josses of this kind Astronomers Anxiously Watching the Planftt to I)iurnrir Whitli tho Matter New York BUn. Late ill tho summer of 188 Some thing happened on the planet Jupiter which immediately excited the atten tion Of astronomers the world over. anu gave rise to no end 01 curious speculations.

South of the southern equatorial belt of the planet an oblong red. spot suddenly made its appearauce. it was so large and its color was so pronounced that even the smallest tel escopes readily and clearly showed it. Jupiter is a world in comparison with wnicn this earth Is insignificant. In order to circurnnavigateJupiter a sea captain would have to 'sail as far as from the earth to the moon, and then go on a distance greater than the cir- cumference of the earth in addition.

If New York and San Francisco were set down on tho surface of Jupiter at points corresponding to their positions on tho earth, they would be more than thirty thousand miles apart. It Is no wonder, then, that the astronomers felt it "little excitement when thev saw a huge red spot suddenly appear on the face of Jupiter, as if a pugilistic comet nua hit the giant planet a blow from the shoulder and drawn blood. The red spot was some thirtj thousand mile3long and six thousand miles broad -big enough to encircle tho earth like a grand marshal's sash, with five thou sand miles to spare. Yet on Japiter mis nuge spot resembled a small red blotch on an apple. Everybody who looked at it with a telescope felt an irresistible desire to know what it was.

Some guessed it was one of the red-hot continents of the yet burning planet thrust up through the superincumbent vapors by some internal convulsion, such as lifted up great masses of the earth's crust in its early geographical days. Others surmised that it might be an opening rent through the cloudy envelope of the planet, and showing its glowing surface beneath. Some thought it was a red cloud, and some that it was a fiery slag cast up from the plane tary iurnace Deneatu. it was soon discovered that it had a motion of its own at least that it performed its rev olution around tho planet in a period different from that of some light spots near tne equator. J.

nis only served to intensify the curiosity of the beholders Unexpectedly last fall the great spot began to fade. A veil seemed to have been drawn over it, and all its outlines grew faint. Like a fiery monster which had only come to the surface to breathe, it seemed to be sinking back again into the depth of Jupiter's cloud ocean The latest news regarding this phenom- pnnn ia w. it. ha nrooiioaiw be visible.

The astronomical month I lies have stopped printing tables giving tne time ot its meridian passages, and only the most gigantic telescopes are able to give slight glimpses of the dis appearing monster. But while one wonder is going oft the stage another eomes on. Of late the general appearance of Jupiter's surface has greatly changed. Sorae power appears to be at work changing not only the forms but the colors of the planet's belts and spots, and Jupiter is now exciting universal admiration by the brilliant appearance of his broad 1 disk, streaked and mottled with deli cate tints of pink, red, sepia, and steel blue. What is on the great planet nobody knows, but it locks as though it would be a very unquiet rdace of abode for anv but a raoe of lomanrlors Longfellow's Firgt Foem.

When our great poet was nine years old his master wanted him to write a "composition." "Little Henry, like all children, shrank from the undertak ing. His master said: "iou can write words, can you not? "ies, was the reply. 'Then yon can put words" "Yes, sir." "Then," said the master, "you may take your slate and go out behind the school house and there you can find something to write about and then ou can tell what it is, what it is for, and what is to be done with it: that will be a composition." Henry took his slate and went ou. He went behind Mr. Finney's barn, which chanced to be near by, and seeing a fine turnip growing up, he thought ne knew what that was, what it was for, and what would be done with it.

A half hour had been allowed to Henry for his first undertaking in writing compositions. In half an hour he carried in his work, all accomplished, and the master is said to have been attected almost to tears when he saw what little Henry had done in this short time. MB. FIXNEY'S TURNIP. Mr.

Finney had a turnip, And it grew behind the barn, And it grew, and it grew. And the turnip did no harm. And it grew, and it grew, Till it could grow no taller; Then Mr. Finney took it up And put it in the cellar. There it lay, there it lay, Till it began to rot; Then his daughter Susie washed And put it in the pot.

And she boiled it, and rfie boiled As long as she was able Then his daughter Lizzie took And put it on the table. Mr. Finney and his wife They both sat down to sup, And they ate, and they ate, Until they ate the turnip up. Big-Brave-wlth-a-Glaan Eye, Nashville World. The requisition made by Red Horse or Blue Horse, the Indian chief, on the United States government for a eye recalls an amusing incident we have heard from the frontier, lieutenant Walter F.

Halleck, while serving from the union army at the battle of Murfreesboro, had the misfortune to lose an eye. After the surender he was promoted to the regular army as first lieutenant for gallantry a3 a pri vate in the volunteer service, and was sent for several vears on duty out west. To provide for an emergency he took along a couple of glass eyes. Halleck I has a small blue eye, and the artificial optic was made to fit accordingly. On one occasion, at a gathering ol the red braves, a six-and-a-half-footer, with but one eye, and that as black as a shoe and as large as a saucer, successfully besought Halleck to insert his artificial into liis own sightless optic socket.

Halleck says he never saw an Indian so delighted. Dressed above in a long white man's shirt and an old plug hat, he promenaded around the camp as proud as Lucifer, with one big black and one blue eye, really making the other Indians believe that he could see through the "white man's eye" as easily as he could his ns.tural eye. Halleck says he had never before seen a more amusing spectacle, and at the same time one which looked more like a picture of the devil. What the "strong-minded woman pants I convinced of the cordial feelings of the nobility ana nope tney will support every tning conducive to the benefit of the throne and the fatherland. May God give us peaceful and quiet tltANCB AND CHINA.

Despite the assurances of the French that there is no dancer of War between France and China, the cohimerce of Germany with China is already much disturbed bv the Ton- quln dispute. It is hoped in Berlin that if ranee declares a blockade of the Chinese ports. Great Britain and America will refuse to recognise it. A French blockade cannot be effective and Germany wiU certainly support CDgiana ana America in opposing it. ine Urman government is con? idering the ques tion 01 sending more vessels to the Chinese coast.

MADAGASCAR The Voltaire says the French commander in Madagascar has been instructed to withdraw his forces from that country only after Queen Ranavalo has recognized the French protectorate, specified by the treaties of 1840 and 1841. The admiral will insist on the right of Frenchmen to own land in Madaeascar nd will claim an indemnity of 00,000 francs for the cost of the expedition. It is stated the Hovas have made overtures with a view of coming to an understanding with France. AN APPEAL. The ladies committee at "Dublin to aid political prisouers sent the following telegram to Gladstone.

"We appeal to you on the ground of humanity for a commutation of the sentences of Thos. Caffrey and Timothy Kelly, the two condemned Phceuix park murderers. Three lives have already been taken iu atonement for two. We ask for mercy." Caflrey was sentenced to be hanged June 2 and Kelly June No reply to the communication was received from Gladstone. ABANDONED.

The Vatican has abandoned for the present the hope of establishing diplomatic relations wi England. Obseryatore Romano says that although Baron Von Schloezer will shortly leave Rome, he will will return on the expiration of his three months' leave of absence. Moniteur denies that negotiations between Prussia and the Vatican have been broken off. but says Prussia will experience freat difficulty iu replying to Cardinal acobini's note. ADMITTED TO BAIL.

Patrick O'Brien, Michael Hyncs and Patrick Slater, arrested for printing and forwarding to Dublin tradesmen circulars drawing their attention to the trials which had taken place in Dublin during the past eighteen months, and to persons who served on the juries, which were regarded by the authorities as calculated to intimidate the jury, were committed for trial on the charges of intimidation and criminal libel. They were admitted to bail. DISPLEASED. The manifesto issued by the czar on the day of the coronation created an unfavorable impression at St. Petersburg.

A riot occurred on the evening of the 2Sth among the crowds assembled on the streets. The mob assaulted the director of police, who was endeavoring to restore oraer. itetacnaients -or uossacks were called out aud dispersed the rioters, one hundred of whom were arrested. The riot did not arise from political causes. A BOMBARDMENT.

The French have bombarded two posts, on the northwest coast of Madagascar, causing great destruction of British aud other mer chant interests. I he man of war Forfeit and British war sloop Dryad have left Tamatera harbor. The Malagase-y authorities are pressing rorwara their military prepara tions. Merchants are sending goods to the interior for security, in case the French bombard I amatave. ANTI JEWISH RIOTS.

The outbreak against the Jews, which oc curred at Rostoff on the 23d, on account of the murder of a Russian by a Jewish publican. was quelled the same night, after 130 houses belonging to Jews had been destroyed and fif teeu of the rioters killed by the troops. FORMALLY PRESENTED. Alphifnso Taft, United States minister to Austro-Humrarv, and Eucene Schuyler. United States minister to Greece, Servia and Kouniania, were presented to the sultan the diet ult.

by Gen. Wallace, United States minister to Turkey. FRANCE AND ASSAM. It is stated that Capt. Kergaradre.

French envoy to Annam. has leen instructed to hold the klnit 01 Annam responsible for the recent nostuities near Hanoi ana to demand satis faction from him, including the payment of ncavy inuemnuy. EMIGRANTS. The steamer Belgravia, which left Queens- town Thursday for New York, took 700 state aided emigrants, and the Phoenician, which sailed from New York May 39 for Boston, iook z-ji 01 ine same ciass 01 passengers. THE NIHILISTS.

The nihilists arc alleged to have abandoned the system of terrorism hitherto pursued in Kussia, ana are said to he preparing for series 01 coup6 a'etat and revolts in various parts of the empire. FIGHTING RENEWED. Fighting between the ameer of Afghanistan ana tue brim warns tias ueen renewed. The looses have been heavy on both sides. Raft loads of bodies have been brought down the Cabul river.

PRINCE JEROME. Prince Jerome NaDoleon has gone to Chisel- Bursi, to attend the memorial mass for the soul of the prince imperial. WAR SHIPS. The war shins built in Germany for the Chinese will be delivered on the coast of China by German seamen. THE rARNELL FCND.

The promoters of the Parnell fund hope to raise and America is expected to furnish one-half. 8ENTENCED.TO death. Four members of the Black Hand society at Acres, ciiain, nave ueeu seuiencca to ucatu for murder. THE FOURTH VICTIM. Tho-ras Caffrey, Xhe fourth victim of the Phienix park murders, was hapged at Dublin Saturday.

DESTROYED BY FIRE. The Puttloff iron works at St. Petersburg were partly destroyed by nre. 800,000 roumes. ASSISTED EMIGRANTS.

One thousand assisted emicrants sailed from ireiaua ana Scotland on tne isutn ult. GENERALLTIES. FREE TttADE CONFERENCE. The free-trade conference at Detroit has been brought to a close. An address to the people 01 tne united states was adopted which, after declaring the tariff question to og tne paramount issue In national politics, sets forth the benefits that might be expected 10 result 10 trie country irom tne adoptioa 01 tne iree-traae policy, uavia A.

wells wi elected permanent president, with an imposing iiBboi vice preMuuuis. A GOOD MAN GONE. Rev. Father John De Blieck. one of the old est and most distinguished members of the order of Jesuits in this country, and for many years leaning educator in Jesuit schools, in cludinff those at St.

Louis, Cincinnati. Bards- town, and Chicago, died tn the latter city, on the 30th instant, of cancer of the throat, aged 63. DEATH IN A POOR-HOUSE. Colonel Buckner H. Payne, who appears to have combined in himself the attributes of scholar, seer, and sophist, has died in the Davidson county (Tenn.) asylum for the poor.

at tne age 01 years, jue was ence wealthy an 1 won considerable notoriety by his writings over the nomde plume of A DEPARTED SISTER. Sister Mary Gabriel Semmes. who has been an inmate of the Convent of the Visitation, at Baltimore, Tor lorty-nve years, has alea at the age 01 co years. was noted ior ner piety, and was related to some of the moBtpromi ueut amines 01 me soutn. FAILURES.

Business failures during the last seven days numbered 151 against 158 last week. New England states 81: middle states. 16: western states, 42; southern states, 26; Pacific states and territories, 13; New York, 8. Canada and the provinces, 25. A HANDSOME BEQUEST.

The late A. K. HendersoD, of Erie, Pa has uciucaiu ix to iuu iity 01 jeveiauo, property to tne value 01 to be ap plied toward the endowment of an industrial school. GONE HENCE. Alexander Kennedy Isbister, M.

UL. who was instrumental ia freeinsr British North America fr. the Hudson Bay com pany, and annexing that section to Canada, is dead. EASTERN IDIT0K8. A party of 250 eastern editors reached Kan sas City Friday.

They were received and es Physieians know that tho mind of patient can accelerate or retard the; progress of the disease. Some patients, doomed to die, have prolonged their lives by their will-power. Others have i been known, even when the doctors I pronounced their disease fatal, to re- cover. "He ought to nave uiea, out 1 1 1 1 would not. His will was stronger than the disease," has been the physi cian's verdict.

Tho following anecdote of au old cit izen of Hartford, illustrates the curative instances of tho will when thoroughly aroused. He was suddenly stricken down with apoplexy anu tne uoctor luuuiou man rallied so far as to notice that the doctor caUed twice a day, Doctor," said the patient, "I want frank answer; do you think my at tack will be fatal!" 'Well." replied tho physician, "if you should have asked mo that ques tion this morning should liave said but now your symptoms seem more favorable, and 1 nope you may pull through." lhe old man looked earnestly at nis physician and then said, with a tone and manner which indicated that his will was backing up his assertion, 'I cannot die now, doctor. 1 can afford it my affairs are not in order.1 As soon a3 the physician had leit tne room the patient, calling to his body-servant, said, "John, you must dress me." John, seeing that all remonstrance was in vain, obeyed. The dressed man. sitting on the edge of the bed, said to his daughter and servant, "Give me your arms and help me to walk.

With one on each side supporting him, he paced up and down the room, stopping at each turn to rest. He kept up this exercise to restore circulation, until night. The next day, refusing to remain in bed, he sat up. When the doctor came his attention was called to several blue spots on the back of the patient's hands. He prescribed a wash of castile soap and warm water.

During the day, tho old gentleman paced up and down his room, stopping every few minutes to bathe his hands in soap and water, His son, who had been sent for, ar rived. Together they went over the old man's affairs, shaped and settled them. When spring came his affairs were in order and so was his body. Apparently, he was as hale and hearty as he had been for years. xcrementltious Kemeiiies.

Dr. Foote's Health Monthly. Analyses ef beef tea have shown that its composition is somewhat similar to that of urine, and this is not surprising when we remember that the process of making beef tea simply dissolves out the soluble substances of the meat, without taking its fibre or much of its albuminous material. Especially Lie- big's extracts, of the market, are mere solutions of so-called extractive matters of beef, which Pavy says are in a state of "retrograde metamorphosis," meaning used-up products, excrement of muscle, ashes of food, etc. These Pavy says are of no use as nutritive agents, but that they appear to have stimulant properties.

Hubert, of btrasburg, has experi mented upon frogs with these extractive matters of beef tea, and finds they have a stimulating effect on the muscular system of the frog similar to that of caflein the active principle of coffee. To state that because beef tea and urine are analagous chemically, and that because beef tea has been found useful in the treatment of the sick, that therefore urine might be made equally serviceable, would be a suggestion that we should not expect to find favorably received by anyone; and yet it is a fact, a curious one, to be sure, that among the people of Central America, "not only the aborigines, but even the better part of the lower classes of those who are civilized," urine is used to "frighten oft fevers," and the physician who reports this acknowledges to having trustworthy reports of successful treatment of this kind. In Russia and Montenegro, also, the peasantry use urine as a medicine in malarial fevers. The chemical relations and practical uses of beef tea and urine are therefore curious and interesting to one who has no use for either, and of equal interest 13 the memoir to the Russiau Commis sion of Hygiene, made by Dr. Belvow- soff, in which he recommends carbamide as a substitute for quinine in intermit tent fevers.

It is, moreover, stated that carbamide, (innocent as the name appears) is chemically th same as urea, and can be obtained from urine but that it is usually made by the action of cyanate of potash on sulphate of ammonia. One of the chief attractions of this "new remedy" to the Russian is its small cost in comparison with quinine. A Silent I'artner. Chicago Drummer. At spper one evening Mr.

Topnood after praising his wife fane biscuits and good coflee, began to talk on mu nicipal atlairs in hopes that jmts. l. would take a hand, and she did "Mv dear." he said, "do vou know the city is going to appropriate $1,000 000 to clean and repair the streets?" I did see something about an ap propriation, or whatever you call it, and a man named ingaiis, duu mougns it was something going on in congress, or the senate, or cabinet, or some thine'?" "I believe so, but this matter is right here at home, and I'm glad to see the an era of reform and clean. Knesl because we need it, not only in ho Ktrppls. lint nvervwhere else.

"JTre you ready to do your share in cleaning the city, Topnoody? Aye, that 1 am, ready and willing; more, 1 am eager 10 ao my numoie portion," and he swelled all up with municipal patriotism. "Very well, then, Topnoody, go out there in the backyard and begin. It's too dirty to tninK 01 ana a ve Deen at I like to see you men blow about clean st-ets when VOu leave your I 31. i i mi i nvmonnr nnsi oto ttwwm lfa rest of ti, Lilt; 111. rau ioui ji.ivi million-dollar appropriations, wiye3 didn m-ake i KJXJt 1 oftener than once in three months! I like to hear men talk, but I don want to hear anything from you, Topnoody, until you've disinfected that backyard." Topnoody is at present only a silent partner.

Remarkable for overcoming diseases caused by impure waier, aecaying vegetation, etc is Brown's Iron Bitters. locf cni-ini. In Violr Tnill- I VUUl buuvuuuiuho icoucvkiuiv. of of a a 8 I au Samuel S. Sanford'a Reminiscences of Two Famous song writers.

ulladclplila Times. Samuel S. Sanford who is known as the father of negro minstrelsy, is brimful of recollections of Foster and other song writers of the country. The old end man was met yesterdav by a reporter, who found him just in the mood for talking. "une tnma i got to say is this," said he, as he tilted back liis silk nat ana piasea nis tnumos in his vest armholes; "I think that too much is thought of Foster and not enough of Nelson Kneass.

Foster owed his first introduction to the public to Nelson's generosity. Kelson had written a lot of songs that are now sung by more minstrels than rosters. There1s 'Jane a quartette founded on the death of a poor young woman who was found in the Hudson; Ben one of the most popular in the minstrel repertorie. 'The Hold Your 'Wake Up, Nellie was a 'Juniata and besides thcce he wrote any number of burlesques of operas and sentimental songs. Awav about 1845 it used to be of- the attractions of minstrel troupes to offer prizes for conundrums and songs.

In Pittsburg our company, in which Nelson was the musical director, offered a cup for the best song, and Nelson wrote several himself, because he was afraid there would not be enough sent in to make a good public contest. Foster sent in a song I don't remember now what it wasbut the judges didn't pick it out for honors, but pitched upon one ot Kneass s. Nelson went to them privately and told them that he had only entered in order to make a good show, and that in his opinion, the cup ousht to be given to Foster. That was done. Foster got the cup and after that plenty of minstrel troops came along and asked him to write them songs.

I bought the manuscript of three from him for $50, and it was my new company that, the fall of 1854, in Pittsburg, brought out 'Come Where My Love Lies 'Harfl Times Como Again No 'lhe Old Kentucky and 'Glendy I have the original manuscript j-et. I knew both Foster and Nelson Kneass, and I think Nelson was the better man." Horac Greeley. A correspondenc in the London Life furnishes that paper with the following bit of gossip concerning the greatest ol American editors: "Among the writers of the New York Tribune we might see Horace Greeley himself, a strange combination of the puuosoputr, pniianinropisi, ana rustic II- I-1 1 1 nnivnnn itif dered him the most famous man in his profession; who possessed some of the most valuable and splendid of human qualities and endowments, and whom I have seen in Broadway, holding up one leg (w.tli the trouser tor tucked into his old boot, in order to throw the core of an apple, which he had just eaten, underneath it and across the street. What a capacity for work that man had, to be sure! He would come slouching into the sanctum, (as Ameri cans call it) with his head depressed and his pockets stuffed full of news papers, talk a while, and then sitting- bolt upright, with his desk and hand on a level with his nose, would write and write and write until his arm suc cumbed fromshere physical exhaustion. "ne PaSe looiscap in nncen minutes was uis iaie oi prouuciion lnvanaoiy inrown on me noor anu picked up Dy the attendant.

His '-com'" was about the worst in the world: indeed, there ran a story that a discharged employe of the Tribune obtained another situa tion by exhibiting, as a testimonial of merit, a letter from its chief editor, de nouncing and abusing him. But John G. Ilobinson, "the lightning proof read er, (lie "got on bub words ib a min ute), could always decipher it, even when Mr. Greeley himself was unable to do so. His enormous, spasmodic industry caused it to be said in the office that he had sometimes "wrote up" the whole newspaper, and that folks were glad, occasionally, to get him out of the way.

1 hat was effected at last and only too tragically, roor Horace Greeley! What an end was his! 1 know not a sadder story than that of his final appearance in the much loved, familiar office of tho Tribune, the scene of all his past glories. It was after his crushing defeat in that rash, ill-considered attempt to become presi dent of the United States the out cropping of personal and political am bition altogether unworthy of him, and of which he had, till then, never been suspected. Dismayed at his failure aud the consequent falling oft circulation the stockholders of the Tribune had ruled out some of his editorials. "1 have received orders said honest, sor rowful Tom Kooker, the foreman of the composing room, "to no longer recognize you as editor in chief, Sir. Greeley." Grasping his old comrade by the hand, Horace answering, "lom, is this my reward Good bye, Tom I shall never darken the door of the Tri bune again." And so it proved.

He went away a brokenhearted man. This was the 8th of November, 1872, and in less than a fortnight the newsboys were crying, "lhe death of Horace Greeley." Klectrtcity aa a Motor Demorest's Monthly for June. Edison, the famous American invent or, says we are only in the beginning of electricity as applied to travel and the other purposes of life. He com pares it to a great inclosed farm into which we. have looked through the cracks in a fence.

It is proposed to start a great electrical school at Menlo Park, N. J. So far there has been no special study of electricity, while it has special stuuy 01 e.ecirieny, wuue nas hJZ of artisans quainted with the working and application of electrical machines. We know of electricity bv its use in telegraphy, telephony, and electricity, and shrewd inventors in every part of tho civilized world are hard at work on the problem of replacing steam oy electricity. The storage of electrical energy, by which it is, as it were, put into a reservoir to will, bas been and the possibil: I 1 A It- 1 Muuuipuucu am scarcely creaiDie.

ecmciiy wm haot. a wpI n.a licrhr, ftnr nouses. ii 1 i ..,1 over sfreeVand highways at iW a pace, inus witu steam anu horse nesn. Applied to agriculture win augment, our crops aui.ugiy. uu other ways it will change the face i oi me muusioai worm.

xi. may ouuuiy the motive power needed for navigating tho air, and in combination with the new and terrible explosives recently discovered by chemical science it will render the work of tunnelling inexpensive, and reduce to a level the mountains that at present divide nations. In short, it will hasten the time when man shall become master of the planet on which he lives. 1 1 a great siep in auvante, ities of what mav be a he a i a Ulinu. UUUI A siioweb, of sulphur is said to have lately fallen in tho Sweet Homo valley urcjr on.

One and a half millions of young shad have been placed in tho James river at Vinita, Va. The Arkansas insane asvlum now has 115 inmates and 56 applications for ad mission ponding. Shffi'mfv km ihn ir siiEEl MEN say tho increase in flocks xr 1 1 iu AiuTuuit uiia uvtu greater mis year than ever before. A leading dry-goods house in Buffalo has imported nine trained clerks from Glasgow, Scotland. A lono-Pkotracted judicial contest for a seat in tho Philadelphia common council Has cost the city $20,000.

A convention of journeymen horse- shoers of the United States has been in session in Cincinnati the last few days. New York parties will erect an observatory on tho apex of a mountain in Nealville, Greene county, called the Pulpit. A forest of redwood timber has 1 1 i ueen uiscovercu laiciy in tho moun tains of San Louis Obispo county, California. At a recent contest in Mobile for tho twelve largest and heaviest Leads of cabbage, tho winner produced twelve heads weighing 212 pounds. The Savannah News says the famous Florida Ship-Canal company is nothing Joss than an organization for a raid up on tho Honda lands and the public treasury.

Small herring, from which American sardines are made, formerly brought 50 cents per hogshead. Now factories at East port, aro compelled to pay 22 per hogshead. Iorty thousand dollar worth of powder will bo used in the explosion by which a mountain of rock is to be tumbled down into the Yuma river, near Sraartville, Cal. 1hk tenth annual meeting of the national conference of charities and corrections will be held at Louisville, beginning on the evening of day, Sept. 24, 1883.

Hunting alligators in the river and bayous around Orange, ia an im portant industry. Three Italian lug gers arc employed, and the skins are shipped in thousands. Jakvis Hrcsh, who in 1810 establish ed the American How pin company of Birmingham, and sent out the first "solid-headed" pins tho world had seen, died a few days ago. A ew York customs officer seized from Italians on tho steamship Klysia, a few days since, a lot of daggers, each several inches in length and concealed in wooden sheaths made to look like closed fans. Subscriptions so far to the new Ro man Catholic cathedral, SanFrancisco, amount to but $55,000, and the archbishop refuses to commence construction until the subscriptions received shall cover the cost of the land.

Mosquitoes have appeared in Hart and The Courant says that this is the earliest debut since the cold spring of 1782, and what is more, Tho Courant quotes its files to prove it. Suffolk, is described by a cor respondent as along that dividing line of climate in which summer meets winter to blend in continous spring, about twenty mile from the Atlantic ocean, It is estimated that California will produce 12,000,000 gallons of wine this season. At tho vineyard of San Gabriel, tho largest in the state, 500,000 gallons of wine and 100,000 gallons of brandy win no niaue iroru mis year crop 01 grapes. T. M.

Patterson, of Waterford, has carried aWhitworth rille-ball in his body for nineteen years. Until two years ago it never gave him any trouble, and although probed for sev eral times it could never be found. It has reeenlly worked itself out of his side. 1 ive sea elephants, recently shipped overland from San Francisco to New York, havo been purchased by the Philadelphia zoological gardens for $20,000. The Philadelphia collection is now one of the most complete in the world.

Four car-loads of strawberries 2,200 crates were shipped from Gads den, one day last week. Over $1,200 was paid to pickers for that one day 'b work, and if is said that the shippers realized an average of more than $3 a crate, which brought into Gadsden in one day -nearly or quite $7,000. Tue statue of her majesty Queen Victoria, lately presented to the Ara- was, of New Zealand, was being placed in position in Tamate-Kapua, when a cart arrived with an escort ol police, who tooK possession of the illustrious figure, carrying it off to the luck-up to keep company with the Maori deity Matuatonga, whose term of imprison ment has not expired. A youNO woman died in New Haven, a few days Bince from the effects of phosphorous poison which she got into her system while working lor a roatcn company in vv estviue. 1 lier empioviuuui wi x-auunug and wrapping up matches, but in doing this her hands, clothing, and skin be- carre saturated with the phosphorus, 1 una ne uao mntuea wb yiws.

now in operation. There are eighteen schools now ua session in Norton county. A now flouring mill is being built at Galva, on the McPherson branch. Topeka is to have a large fountain at the corner of Kansas and Tenth avenues. Norton county claims to have plenty excellent schools, and the very best society.

At Atchison Policeman Taylor, col ored, shot and killed a colored man named Dick Turpio. Robert McGonigle, of Clay county, ftnd Mg nei hbors tore down Ma crib and killed 203 rats. The Atchison Canning company will put the products of 200 acres of growing tomatoes into cans this years. David Barnett was drowned near Wellington while trying to secure some lumber escaping with the high water. Marion county will celebrate the Fourth of July at Peabody.

None but first-class men will be invited to speak. A charter has been filed with the secretary of state for the Kansas Medical college of Topeka, with a capital Etock 50,000. Th hail storm of last week destroyed a sixty acre field of wheat in Marion county belonging to Samuel W. Howe of Florence. There are 2,155 church organizations in this state, with a membership of 189,629.

There are 1,034 edifices with valuation of church property amounting to 2,892,835. Creamery butter is said to be the principal freight the express messengers have to handle going east on tho Central branch nowadays. Almost every town has a creamery. Col. Dan Horn, of Topeka, has made tour of the state in the interest of the Topeka Manufacturing company, which bids fair to be a successful at tempt to manufacture agricultural implements in this state.

Emporia Republican: Butler county claims to have more railroads than any county in the state. The wealth of a county is not measured by its railroads, but by its cattle. Lyon county has 41,356 head while Butler has but 29,978. Holton Recorder: Fred Moore passed his examination at Anapolis, and was admitted to the Naval Academy. Fred was a graduate of our high school last year, and his success in passing the rigid examination proves the elhciency of Prof.

Roop's training. Logan Enterprise: Four years ago the rains of northwest Kansas fell in dashing showers. The rains of this spring have been entirely different. tailing in descending showers they have, while scarcely affecting the streams, soaked the ground well and prepared it for producing an excellent crop. The Emporia Republican pertinently remarks: College students need not ruin their health to acquire the knowl edge called for by the civil reform bill.

One hundred and thirty-seven applicants have passed examinations for custom-house appointments in New York city, and there are no vacancies to fill. JJetter fit oneself for a farm in Kansas. Frankfort Bee: At a depth of 120 feet. water has been struck in a well on Hamilton Auld's place, a mile south east of town, which Dr. Gutter pro nounces 16 per cent salt.

As it pays to manufacture salt from water yielding per cent, there is some talk of putting in evaporating works and utilizing the find. Too Much Talk. Atchison Champion. With the most brilliant orator- in America in their ranks, it is said the counsel for the defense in the star route cases will make no argument. At first thought, this appears to be a mistake.

But a consideration of the cir cumstances inclines us to the opinion that the counsel for the defense is acting wisely. Ker, who opened for the prosecution, spoke over live days. Bliss followed, and spoke a week. Merrick likes to talk, and will probably consume another week. Then the attorney general will take a day or so.

perhaps. JNow the jury had oeen on the rack for five months before this formal talk began, and every pofat in volved in the case had been discussed, over and over again, as the evidence was brought in. Ker is a dry, dull speaker; Bliss is an able lawyer, but lacks the qualities of a popular orator; and Merrick is a dreary, verbose, va-interesling speaker. The jury is disgusted. This fact was plainly intimated, by its foreman, before Bliss began speaking.

The jurors want to go about their business, lhe attorneys lor tbe are talking to men already angered by the long drawn out trial, and every day's talk only adds fuel to the red-hot wrath of their indignation. The counsel for the defense are smart enough to see that the less they have to say beiore such a jury, the better it is for their case. The prosecution is blundering. The chances are that the talk of Ker, Bliss and Merrick is making each juryman an attorney for the defense, and that the net result of their talk will be a verdict against them. A lawyer ought to know wheu not to talk.

Beer in tbe United States. Philadelphia Times. The production of beer in the United States last year amounted to gallons, an average of more than fourteen erallons for every inhabitant. 'This average is still behind that of Bel- of Great Britain and of Germany, German average being twenty-two nor head annually, but it 18 larger than that of any other country, and the increase in the consumption Qf malt liquors in this country is in every way remaricaDie. in 1000 iuc total production was but 62,000,00 gallons, so that tne increase nas Deen more than eight-fold in twenty years, the population having increased about eo per cent.

lo counieroaiance this I increase of population. This con firms the p-eneral observation that beer kv as a popular armK, A Splendid Offer To introduce these Elegant and Fashionable Decerations, the handsomest gooas Airer-ca, we will send this lot by mail for 10 Cccts, silver or stamps, One Japanese Napkin (ele-gjint design, 5 colors), One Japanese Tidy (floral design, 8 colors). One Japanese Gossa mer-Hand kercniet Uac nesignj, ana inree Artistic Chromos. Address Japanese Novelty Buffalo, N.T Wm. McCartney, 88 Lloyd Street, Buffalo N.

fell and sprained Lis ankle. His em ployer, H. Anderson, 94 Main Street, procured some Thomas' Eclectric Oil, and he says that a few applications enabled him to go to work as usual. WASHINGTON. WAtt NEWS.

A dispatch from Ilcrmostllo contradicts the report that Gen. Crook had a battle with Apaches on the I8tb, saying that if an engagement had occurred the authorities at that place would have heard of it. The fact is uen. Crook has been se maligned and such abusive reports have beeu sent over the country from some of the Arizona and Texas papers that he is keeping his movements quiet, and it will be impossible to get any news from him until he has driven the A paches from their stronghold and the Indian question of Arizona is settled. coke as treAtt, The state department has received tele graphic advices via Japan that the ratifications of the treaty between the United States ana corca, nave been exchanged at the Corcau capital.

This is the first treaty between Corea and a western power, all preliminaries to which have been fulfilled. ACCEPTED The president bas accepted a section of the Northern Pacific from the 3i5th to the 350th mile east of Wallula Junction, Washington territory. APPOINTED. The president has appoit ted James Fletcher. of Iowa.

United States consul at Genoa vice Johu F. Hazlcton, appointed consul at Hamilton, Out. CUSTOMS RECEIPTS. Recslpts from customs and internal revenue Saturday reached the unusual sum of tl.6;5.- 000. r-UBLIC DEBT.

The estimated decrease of the public debt for the month of May Is 13,500,000. CRIMINALITIES. WAS IT MURDER? The Kansas Citv Journal savs the bodv found in the river at Boonville was that of Miss Anna Bauerleiu. of Kansas Citv. daughter of John Bauerlcin, a promi nent and wealthy ucrman She bad been missing since April 17, but none but the einei 01 polite and detectives were entrusted with the secret.

She was evidently murdered, out under wnat circumstances toe deed was done is still a mystery. TIRED OF TROUBLE. milium tucnier, a wen-Known ucrman resident of Indianapolis, aged 6t vears. com mitted suicide by placing the muzzle of a shot gun at his breast and pulling the trigger with a slick. trouDie is supposed to be the trouble.

TARRED AND FEATHERED. A preacher named Bvard was tarred and feathered by a mob at Franklin. for beating his daughter who had informed her motner 01 nis adulterous relations with other women. SEVERELY A teacher in a Catholic parochial school at Cleveland. Is charced with bavins' beaten one of the pupils so severely, a year ago, that in uc a crumie lor lue.

TEXAS TRAGEDIES. John Reeves shot and killed J. W. Mablev. agent of the Texas Express company, atBaird Bianou, aim ur snot and killed K.

McDowell at Killen. AN INSANE MOTHER. Mrs. Susan E. Douglass, of Cumberland county, while insane, murdered her three children and herself.

CASUALTIES. A DISTRESSING ACCIDENT. Full particulars have lust een received of a most distressingaccidentat Arrington springs, Atchison county, Kas. It appears that a family named Beard have moved to the spring from Riverton, for the purp se of running a hotel there. The family of five, irom 4 to years, accompanied bv a Miss Lena C.

Maxtcd, a guest from Riverton, and their grandfather, aged 87, went boat riding on a mill pond near by. While rowing up the river the water rose considerably. causing a strong current near the dam, the young man at the oars ttruggling manful to keep the boat above the current, but was unsuccessful, and the whole party went over the dam with the boat. The followine were drowned: Nellie Beard, aired 11. her brother Johu, aged 4, and Mies Maxted, aged SO.

the others, includimr the grandfather and baby, aged 18 months, were rescued with difficulty. All of the bodies were recovered, that 01 the young lady being taken to Iowa by her "parents. A A friirlitful disaster occurred at the New York end of the Brooklyn bridge. Immense numbers of people had "been traversing the oriugc an day, and the throng was auguinent-ed about 4 o'clock, p. m.

by people who had been witnessing the Decoration-dav parade. At the New York end of the river span, where there is a flight of stairs about six feet high, a jam occurred, followed by a wild panic. The pressure from the crowd behind precipitated many people down these steps, one on top of the other, and in this way many were In the crush the weak were trampled upon, aud children were suff seated in their parents' arm. It was some time beiore the frenzied multitude could be controlled and the dead and wounded ex tricated. The fatalities are reckoned at twelve while the list of those seriously hurt is a long one.

1 nereis a disposition to blame the bridge authorities for putting inexperienced men on the bridge police force. A GHASTLY DEATH. John M. Wort, foreman of the Fort Wavne. Gas company the past twenty years, entered a small brick structure containing the main gas meter of that company, with a lighted match, on an inspection tour.

A large quantity of gas which had escaped Ignited, from which explosion the entire building was blown to atoms, the concussion shaking the buildings half a mile distant. wort received iniuries from which he is un- recover. Win. Lchrman. teamster.

was also seriously injured. A DRENCHED C1TT. Council Bluffs, was visited bv a rain storm of unprecedented force Saturday even ing. A number of houses were dashed to pieces as they floated off. One heavy iron bridge, with fifty foot span, wascarricd bodily a distance of more than two blocks and its heavy iron girders and stringers were bent ana warpea as 11 they had been mere ropes of wire, me damage is estimated at 300,000, No lives were lost.

FRENZIED WINDS. Reports are received of a terrific tornado two miles northeast of Lebanon, Monday bit, Joseph West and Walton Ernhart were leveled to the earth. Nobody was killed, but nignt. ine nouses and Darns 01 Luther Bar several were injured at West's house, TORNADO. a aouDie-Dreastea tornado swept over Indiana Tuesday.

Several persons were killed in tne vicinity 01 uiay and JSdinbure. Houses were blown to pieces and trees up rooieu over a wiue area. THROUGH A BRIDGF, An engine and thirteen cars went through a bridge at Stratford, on the Grand Trunk railroad. Two trainmen were instantly Kinca ana a intra was mortally hurt. SWEPT BT FLAMES.

Lynchburg. was visited Wednesday bv the most disastrous fire in the history of the town. The loss is estimated at half million dollars. DESTRUCTIVE BLAZE. fhere was quite an extensive fire in Minne apolis Tuesday night, destroying- several buildings, entailing a total loss of about $25,000.

DROWNED. Er-Alderman John Geiger and wife, of Cincinnati, were drowned duriDg a rain storm Monday nignt. THIRSTY MINERS. Miners and animals in the new gold fields of lower California are said to be dying for want of water. BOILES EXPLOSION.

A boiler exploded at an East Saginaw shin gle mill and Killed three men. Two others win ate. FOREIGN. THE CZAR SPEAKS. After the fete at Petroffsky park, at Mob frgehX cow, the emperor invited the village elders of the nrovinclal nohilitv to I ainner.

Addressing tne eiders He said he wu eivi 10 see mem. ie inaDKea mem ior entering so heartily into the festivities of the I coronation, and added: "When you return n' gOMrSa land. Such rumors are propagated by the vUi.b ui me uuu, propenv ue I unassailable." Addressing the marshals, he I iL. flinf nun, iinmn cflwa iltiLTa i llr tul3 um IUU, UWtnUjUOWlUUiliS, huv nave occured in this county. I or Pa nta,.

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