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Weekly Kansas State Journal from Topeka, Kansas • 4

Weekly Kansas State Journal from Topeka, Kansas • 4

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Tr 'V r- AY-j ar A at the'Methodist church, under the auspices of the Young Mens Secret Debating Club. At the hour of seven every- seat in the church was filled, at half past seven. Air. Geo. Hopkins the president of the society, introduced th speaker.

Air. Pren-tise arose and ascended the rotrun with his genial smile, and began the history- of his travels, first in England, second in Scotland, and last in Ireland, giving a description of each country and their manners and mode of living generally-, ending off with a quick flash of humor. On the whole, lii- lecture was a good one, and we think was appreciated by- all who heard him. The young men raised a collection of $3.00 and paid his expenses while at Tecumseh. AVe think this was a noble act on the part of the Young Men of Tecumseh, and they- surely deserve credit for it.

The Lyceum at Tecumseh is changed from Tuesday night to Friday night, owing to the death of the Monmouth Lyceum which occurred a few- weeks since. uesday. AVilliam Grifenstein, of AYichita, offers to deposit $3,000 in the Topeka Bank, towards defraying the expenses of a State Fair, providing it will be held at AVichita. AYTnit will Topeka do about it? Kraemer Bros, escaped a burning out Sunday, 'by- prompt action. Oil from a cigar lighter took fire and ran over the counter.

There have been several narrow escapes lately. Be watchful. A man fell from his hoise Ibis morning on the avenue and would probably have been dragged to a horrible death, had not Air. llart-zell caught the horse before lie got under headway. Mr.

Ilartzell of tiie Tefft House made a proposition to the county-board this morning to take charge of the fair grounds and refit the same at his own expense. The board rejected his propostion, preferring to keep charge of it.The fair grounds have not been much better than a common cow yard, and if it is left to three or four men to look after will continue so. Air. Ilartzell has shown by the interest he took in the grounds during the horse fair season, that h- is the proper person to have eiurgtof the grounds, and wre believe the board made a mistake when it refused his proposition. EDITORIAL BUSINESS NOTICES.

7 ci nts a line ccuh insertion. At the stockholders meeting of the citizens building and savings association held Tuesday' evening, directors for the ensusng year were elected as follows: Orrin T. AVelch, F. AV. Giles, AV.

P. Douthitt. D. AV. Nellis, A.

W. Knowles. John Bran-ner, P. I). Cook, Lewis Rain and N.

Snattinger. F. L. A'andegrift, of the Atchison Patriot and Miss Alamie Price, were married last evening. The affair sot all Atchison crazy with excitment.

The Topeka building and loan association has closed up its business and dissolved- the stock holders realized every' cent on their stock The case of the Manhattan bank against Andrew AVilson was before Judge Foster at Atchison yesterday on the motion for the appointment of a receiver of AVilsona property. Upon hearing, the motion was denied. The probate judge yesterday issued marriage licenses to the following parties: AV. M. Aye and Alice Stoup all of this county, and David 18.

Rice and Della J. Aliller of Meriden, Tlie judge had the honor of joining the two last couples. The county' commissioners are closing up the business of their term which expires on next Alon-day, and will turn the county over to the tender mercies of the new board. Ve can say' that the retiring board has been a credit to the county' and by' economy- lias saved money' for the county-. Capt.

Fishard, of Sidney', Ohio, an old friend and military comrade of Capt. J. S. Langston, of this city has been in the city for some days looking over the field, for a good place to settle. The captain is an attorney' at law, but he thinks the field here is pretty well supplied and will therefore take a back track for Ohio.

Jerry Stone, an odd specimen of genus Africa mis, was before his honor, the police judge, this morniug, charged with stealing six sides of sow belly" trom one of his neighbors. lie was found guilty and fined $22.50, and condemned to work on the rock pile until the amount was paid. The case of Alfred Ennis against Samuel C. Pomeroy is on trial, in the district court. Ennis claims that when Pomeroy got into a little difficulty' with the State about the time Senator A'ork took a $1,000 bribe, he w-as engaged as attorney for Pomeroy, and asks $2,500 as attorney's fees.

The defendant we believe denies the retainer, and thinks the fee too large. A new counterfeit five-dollar note on the first national of Hanover, Pennsylvania, has made its appearance. The paper is very thin and color dark. Date February 20, 18G4, and bearing signatures of F. E.

Spinner and L. E. Chittenden. About September 20, 1877, a well-executed counterfeit five-dollar note on the first national bank of Tama-qua, made its appearance. Upon the face of this note, the letter S'7 in the word dollars has a blurred look, as though done in printing.

On the back, the word owing'7 is spelled and the word thousand'7 is spelled thousand. The counterfeit note on the first national bank of Hanover, Pennsylvania, is printed from the same counterfeit-plate as tlie and bears the same characteristics, with the exception that the word -owing'7 has been corrected, but two dots can be discerned over the word. It would be well to give the greatest publicity to these facts, and that all notes on these banks of the denomination of $3 be refused. From the statistics regarding fires, we learn that the aggregate losses in this" country by fire for the ten months ending with October last, were over and for the twelve months ending with December, it is estimated at fully This shows an increase over the figures of the previous year (1876) of about twenty-five millions of dollars, or an increase of over twenty-five per cent. Incendiarism and defective construction of buildings are largely the causes.

AVhen we consider that this yearly- destruction of property is a sum one-fourth greater than the product of our gold and silver mines for a year, and is equal to ten per cent, of the estimated annual net earnings of our whole people, and is a sum more than sufficient to pay' the interest on our national debt, it calls for constant watchfulness upon the part of the people and civil authorities, and the adoption of the best safeguards both in the construction of buildings, and in the means for checking fires. In this city our showing for the past yearis quite encouraging, particularly in view of the above facts. AVhile fires have been upon the increase elsewhere, and with us during previous y-ears they have been quite frequent, and very largely incendiary, set for private gain not an incendiary fire, known to be such, has occurred during the twelve months, ending January 1st. Those that have occurred have been from other causes. This immunity from incendiary fires, we consider a good indication of thrift and prosperity.

But other causes are productive of fires, and the constant care and vigilence exercised by our fire department, which stands to-day', second to none in the State, is commendable and as it should be, and their efficiency maintained, renders our liability to heavy losses by fire, far less than it otherwise would be. AVe have an invitation to attend a series of dances to be given by the citizens social club. The first dance comes off Thursday January 24th, and continued every Tuesday after, for some weeks. TOPEKA LOCAL NEWS. Wednesday.

County Treasurer, Thomas has turned over between forty and fifty thousand dollars to the Statetreas-nrer within the past four days. James Maher, charged with petty larceny in stealing a valies, was found guilty ami sentenced to ten days in jail and fined eighty dollars. Twenty families from the Aurora Homestead Association of Cincinnati went through here to-day for their new homes in Ford county, on the Atchison, Topeka Santa Fe road. Cunningham Brothers, living near Meriden, Kansas, sold six hogs less than a year old to Smith Buechner of Norh Topeka, that averaged 400 pounds each. The boys have about twenty-live more for sale, but intend holding for abetter market.

Late last night a prisoner arrested by Officer Gilmore, and placed in the callaboose of North Topeka, attempted to set fire to the same, by tearing up the bedding and igniting it. Fortunately the incendiary act was discovered on time to prevent -what might have been a disastrous conflagration. Peter S. Miller, charged with being insane, had a hearing before the probate court this morning and the jury brought in a verdict of insanity and adjudged him a suitable person to be sent to the State Asylum. filr.

Miller is 36 years of age, and has been an inmate of the poor house for several months. Janies Cleary, who was arrested several months ago on the charge of stealing a valise, and confined in our jail had a hearing before the district court yesterday and the jury brought in a verdict of not guilty. He was discharged from custody. The verdict was proper one, and it is to be hoped that Jim will be more fortunate in the future. He was a soldier in the regular army and did good service in the Indian war.

Carrie Harris, aged two years, was seriously burned on the face and hands. Her injuries may prove fatal. Her mother, Jane Harris, resides on Western Avenue and Eleventh streets, and goes from home daily, to earn a support for her family. She left the little one in charge of her oldest child Henry, aged eight years. Tlie children were playing around a very hot stove, and the little one fell on the stove with the above result.

A Mrs. Cora Johnson who has been stopping for several weeks past at the Adams House, North Topeka, had the misfortune to lose her pock-etbook containing all her money and was left in rather unfortunate circumstances, Through The kindness of M. It. Dutton, the obliging proprietor of the Adams House, she was enabled to go to Wamego yesterday afternoon at which place she has relatives living, as she was waiting word from the east before going there. Capt.

Isaac Morris and wife, of Tecumseh, celebrated the thirteenth anniversary of their wedding last Monday evening. A large number of friends w'ere present and partook of the hospitalities of the Captain and his good lady. Mr. and Mrs. Morris are among tire oldest residents of Tecumseh, and they have uniformly pursued a course which has endeared them in the hearts and affections of their neighbors.

May they live long, be jirosperous and happy in the future, as they have been in the past. A jury was empanneled to enquire into the mental condition of August Heinsel, the German arrested yesterday', and whose vagaries have been chronicled in the Blade. Messrs. R. J.

Blazo, Jas. Burgess, Wm. Thompson, J. T. Loekliard, Geo.

Tauber and Dr. Win. B. Gibson, constituted the jury. A large number of witnesses were examined and the fact of partial insanity clearly established.

The prisoner stated that he had spent eighteen months in an insane asylum while in Indiana. Dr. Gibson, foreman, delivered to the court, the finding of the jury, which was, that August Heinsel was insane, and that his insanity' had a homicidal tendency'. Geo. Tauber was appointed guardian, and took charge of the horse, money belonging to the unfortunate man.

James being of a speculative disposition called at the freight office, and said he expected three barrels of Kentuckey whiskey, and the agent having looked through the warehouse, found the barrels above spoken of, having the mark J. in a diamond on them, and they' were delivered to him and he went off. Soon after, James tried to sell some of the liquor to various parties, one of whom was Marshal Jones, who inquired for his license, and finally placed the stock in charge of a policeman and the marshal accompanied by James was brought to the city from Wichita, by Deputy U. S. Marshal Jones, charged with carrying on a wholesale liquors trade without license.

He has been bound over by the commissioner to await the action of the court, and being unable to obtain the bail he languishes in our jail. It is said that James lives in the country and came in one day and found in the postoffice a postal card addressed to AV. James, saying that three barrels of whisky yvere waiting his orders at the depot. The man was requested to get his license which he failed to do. He was then taken into custody and the stock taken to M.

J. Jones, a liquor dealer who had ordered three barrels of Kentucky whisky, and discovered that the property was intended for him. The annual meetings of the district judges was called to order yesterday by the president, and the following were found present. Hon. S.

A. Kingman, president; Hons. A. H. Horton, D.

N. Valentine and D. J. Brewer, of the supreme court; Willard Davis, the following district judges; J. T.

Morton, third district; N. T. Stephens, fourth; II. W. Talcott, seventh, S.

R. Peters, ninth: and Judge Bassett. After reading of the minutes of previous meetings a communication was read from Judge Otis. A communication was also received from Judge Wilson, of the twelfth district. A paper of considerable length, by Judge N.

T. Stephens, was read, upon practice. It was resolved that the papers read by the gentlemen be published in pamphlet form. Each member of the association was assessed two dollars. Judge Morton, chairman of the board of revision, was directed to act with the secretary in prepairing the minutes of the meeting for publication.

Judge Thatcher was elected a member of the association. Judge Kingman was then elected president, and Judge Talcott, secretary', and the following board of directors: Judge Morton, Valentine and N. T. Stephens. Adjourned.

Thursday. At a meeting of the directors of the State co-Operative association, held yresterday in Odd Fellows Hall, the constitution and by laws were adopted and other business transacted. Delegates were present from all parts of the State. An effort is being made to have the centennial fountain pluced in the new park in North Topeka. We do not see why' that would not be a good place for it.

Water can be supplied by the railroad, with only the cost of laying pipes from the water tank. State Agriculturrl Society. The convention of delegates to the State Agricultural Society' was called to order by President John Kelly. The minutes of the last annual meeting were read by the secretary', Alfred Gray', and approved. A committee of three to examine the credentials of the delegates, consisting of Cavanaugh, of Saline; Carter, of Coffey', ami Jenkins of Pottawatomie, were appointed.

Pending the examination of the credentials of the delegates, Governor Anthony', was invited to address the society', which request was complied with in a short speech appropriate to the occasion. Governor Geo. A. Crawford was called for and made a short and pithy address. The remarks of both gentlemen were well received and frequently applauded.

Maj. J. K. Hudson was called upon but declined speaking, when Senator St. Clair, made a short speech which was brought to a close by the return of the committee on credentials.

Mr. Cavanaugh, chairman of the committee on credentials reported the following gentlemen members of the convention: Officers and members Governor George T. Anthony, ex officio T. H. Cavanaugh, ex officio John Kelly, president; Levi Wilson, vice president; William Sims, treasurer; Alfred Gray, secretary; Joshua Wheeler, S.

J. Carter, J. W. Johnston, M. Mohler, W.

1. Popenoe, II. W. Jenkins, I. O.

Savage, S. M. Palmer, Delegates Anderson county', S. M. Slonecker; Brown county, Harvey' Seburn; Barton county, J.

W. Nimocks; Davis county, John Davis; Dickinson county, A. S. Davidson; Douglas county', William Evatt; Jefferson county', J. F.

Willitts; Labette county. C. A. Wilkin; Linn county, O. D.

Harmon, Marshall county, C. J. Brown; Marion county', William Hughes: Republic county, AV. D. Butler; Sedgwick county', AVilliam Grilfinstein; Saline county, Oscar Seitz; Shawnee county', A.

J. 1 1 untoon. Mr. AVheeler moved that the counties delinquent in making reports be admitted. Adopted.

Mr. Popenoe, of Shawnee, then moved the adoption of the repoit of the committee. Carried. The reports of the secretary and treasurer were then read and referred. The treasurers report shows the total receipts to have been $19,850.26.

The total expenditures were and a balance in the treasury' of $8,313.07. Mr. Carter then moved that the convention proceed to the election of officers. Carried. The following officers were elected by an unanimous vote Hon.

John Kelley', president Hon. Levi AVil-liams, vice-president, and Maj. AVm. Sims, treasurer. The convention then proceeded to cast their votes for flye directors, resulting in the election of Messrs- Savage, Carter, St.

Clair, Jenkins and Harmon. On motion the president appointed a committee of three consisting Messrs. Seburn, of Brown, Butler, of Marion, and Davis, of Davis, to investigate the reports of the treasurer and secretary and report to-day. On motion the convention adjourned till nine o'clock this morning. At 10 i o'clock this morning the convention was called to order by the President.

Mr. Popenoe made a motion that the State Board of Agriculture be instructed to take the necessary steps to hold a State Fair during the present year. The motion elicited a very warm and animated discussion in which all the members participated. Pending the discussion, Mr Seburn chairman of committee to investigate the secretary and treasurers report submitted a report stating that the accounts were correct. Report adopted.

The discussion of the State Fail-proposition was then resumed and continued till noon, when the meeting adjourned to meet again at 2 p. M. i State German Convention. A large number of Germans, called together from all parts of the State for the purpose of organizing a society' for the promotion of German immigration, convened last night at 7 oclock, at the legislative chamber, and was called to order by' Mr. Edward Fleischer, the editor of the Courier.

Mr. Julius Houk, of Leavenworth, was elected secretary'. The roll was called and 68 delegates, mainly representing counties along tlie lines of the A. T. S.

F. and K. P. railroads, answered to the call. A motion was made that an additional secretary be elected to re cord the proceedings ot the convention in the English language.

Mi. C. B. Schmidt, of Shawnee county, was elected for that position. Tlie chairman of the convention, Mr.

Fleischer, read an address, stating the object of the convention, and containing suggestions to be acted upon at the pleasure of the convention. This address was referred to a committee consisting of three delegates, one from each congressional district, who were to report this morning. The following gentlemen were appointed as that committee, to-wit: Oscar Seitz, Salina, First Congressional District F. Barteldes, Lawrence, Second Congressional District; and M. Collar, Dodge City', Third Congressional District.

Air. 11 ildebrandt laid before the convention the draft of a constitution modeled after that of the German Society of New' Orleans. This constitution was considered in sections by the committee of the whole. Fifteen sections were considered and adopted, when an adjournment till eight A. M.

to-day was moved and carried. The convention resumed the session at half past eight oclock. this morning, with President Fleischer in the chair. On motion of Mr. Than-slieidt of Barton county, the seats of the delegates were so arranged as to Pi ace the representatives from each congressional district together.

Air. David Goetz, Harvey' county', was elected secretary' in place of Air. Ilauck, who was absent. Air. C.

B. Schmidt, assistant secretary, read the minutes of the previous meeting, which were approved. The convention resolved itself into a committee of the whole, and considered the constitution, and after considerable discussion it was amended and approved-. AVhereupon the committee disolyed and reported back to the convention. The constitution was then adopted as reported by the committee.

The committee having charge, the consideration of the suggestions contained in the presidents address, made. a majority report approving the suggestions. They further recommended that Law-rence should be the headquarters of the society'. The delegate from Ford county moved that Topeka be made the headquarters, and this motion prevailed. On motion of Air.

Kroenke, of Pot-towattomie county the rules were suspended and the following named officers elected Edward Fleischer president. Mr. AValruff, of Douglass county, Tice-president Air. Tliaurs-heidt of Barton county, second vice-president, Oscar Seitz of Saline county', treasurer. BOARD OF TRUSTEES.

First congressional district: Wm. Kalhoefer, AVashington countv, Geo. L. Aliller, Davis county, George Seitz, Ellesworth county. Second congressional district: Wm.

Katzing, Bourbon county'; AYTm. Roth, Allen county; Beil, Labette county. Third congressional district: Schimdt, Shaw-nee county; Lemoke, Sedgwick county'; A Koppitz, Edwards county. The secretary was instructed to furnish copies of the proceedings to the German papers of the State. Salina was selected as the next place for annual meeting of the society.

Adjourned to meet again at 2 p. m. Friday. AVm McDonald, charged with murder in the first degree was brought from Burlington, Coffee county, and depositited in our jail for safe keeping. It is alleged he murdered a man named Ponig sometime in 1874.

He was found in South Western Texas, where be had been living. He is a young man aged 24 years, i.nmarried and has the appearance of a Texas herder. The coal bin located in the basement of the capital building was discovered to be on fire about noon to-day. The fire was promptly extinguished and but slight damage done. Twenty gentlemen, representing a colony of one hundred Germans, from Cincinnati, passed through Topeka yesterday, eu route for Offerle, Ford county, where they will probably locate.

Mr. Macke is' president of the association, which is called the German Catholic Aurora Homestead Association. II. Tassett is secretary, and John Luzius, treasurer. The excursion reached Topeka about twelve oclock on Tuesday night, and went west on the passenger yesterday.

Three dollars and costs is what the police judge remarked to Pat Smith, who was before his honor, charged with being drunk. The Gei-ninn Immigration Society. Tlie society convened yesterday afternoon and concluded its business. Geo. Tauber, of Shawnee county', introduced a resolution to the effect that the next legislature be moved for appropriate legislation in the matter of German schools of this State.

The resolution was adopted. A hearty' vote of thanks were tendered Air. Edward Fliescher for the great interest he took in bringing about the success of the meeting of society' and for the favors he rendered the members. The secretary of State also came in for a share of thanks. A per capita tax of fifty cents was levied on each member of all local organizations to defray' expenses.

The society adjourned to meet at Salina on the second AVednesday, in April 1879. After the meeting adjourned the members of the convention met in Turner Hall where they were received and welcomed in a royal manner by the German citizens of this city'. Dr. Klemp delivered a lecture upon the geology' of the State, and sliow'ed a thorough knowledge of his subject. Alusic and a good time filled up the evening hours.

Saturday. The Phoenix life insurance company is now the owner of the Tefft House, having paid seventeen thousand dollars for it. A drug house in Atchison, Kansas, is having many calls for Akiccine Tiru, smallpox is reported in some of the adjoining States. Look out for counterfeit cents; they' arc reported to be in circulation. They lack six grains of containing the requisite amount of copper.

The Lincoln Journal says that Col. A. E. Touzalin, formerly' of the Santa Fe road, but now of B. AI.

road passed through that city recently' with a 400 pound elk. The evidence in the Ennis-Pomeroy case is all in. Hon. John Guthrie attorney' for Pomeroy', purposes to take off Air. Ennis' hide, in argument of the case on Alonday.

Pomeroy's council offered Ennis $600, but he refused it, preferring to take his chances on getting $2,500. Hon. Henry AV. Cook, of AVyen-dott, one of the brightest men of his day, and a leading member of the Iloune of Representatives of 1873, recently' died at the Alount Pleasant, Iowa, Insane Asylum, where he had been confined for more than a year. Over work and undue excitement wrecked him.

The ticenska Amerikanaren, the leading Swedish journal of this country'. published in Chicago, makes a flattering mention of the New Years edition of the Blade. It also notices favorably O. N. Fob erg, Beckslrom C.

Nyman, A. 1. Benson and C. L. Svenson, Sweedish firms doing business in this city.

Hon. P. 1. Bonebrakes Sunday school class, No. 23, last evening, made him a present of a handsome easy chair.

Air. Bonebrake has the finest class in the Alethodist sabbath school, and he is held in high esteem by' his pupils. The present is a fit expression of respect on the part of the pupils. Frances aged about eight years, daughter of Pat Sherman, was unfortunate enough to break being-fit collar bone last evening. She was out playing with some of her playmates when she accidentally' fell, suffering the injury.

She is under medical treatment and will be confined for some weeks. A pleasant surprise party was tendered Mrs. Dan. Tliompon Thursday eyening by old friends Air. and Airs.

Thompson. It was a birthday anniversary- of Airs. Thompson. Among those present were Judge G. B.

Holmes and wife, Dr. AIcCabe and wife, Rev. Air. Cleland and wife, G. AV.

Spencer and wife, AT. AV. Phillips and wife, Jack Hungate and wife, Gen Ritchie and wife. The party took with them a large supply of provisions and spread a table. There was music and singing and the old folks had a jolly' good time, a number of oung people, friends of Air.

and Airs. Thompson were also present. Last fall C. B. Schmidt of the Santa Fe railroad land office negotiated for sale, of fifteen sections of land in Ford county to 114 families of Cincinnati, and a committee of three was sent out to locate the land, which they did and returned.

Last week a committee of twenty was sent out to look at the country' and they having satisfied themselves, passed through this city to-day on their return. They are highly pleased with the country and the prospects. This last committee located seventeen homesteads of government land in addition to the fifteen sections, and also bought thirteen more sections of railroad land. two hundred families will move into Ford county next spring. Mission, Jan.

12th, 1S78. To the Editor of the Blade. The Mission folks have settled down to the practical part of life once more. Holiday pleasures and frivolities do well enough to live on for a few days, but they dont make a healthy diet, financially at least. Stock of all kinds are doing well.

Quite a number of cattle are being fatted in the township which makes a good market for the surplus corn of the farmers. The exercises at Pleasant Grove ly'ceum last evening were very interesting indeed. An unusually large number of visitors were present which added dignity to the entertainment. After the usual amount of songs, dialogues, declamations, etc. The question, Resolved that the signs of the times indicate a decrease in was opened with Messrs Pogue, Mann and Hughes, affirming, and Messrs Mul- holland, A.

C. Moore and McArthur, for the negative. The speakers had a desperate struggle over this question, reviewing all the demoralizing as well as the moral acts of the human family from tlie day Adam and Eve bid adieu to the Garden of Eden and ventured out to face the stern realities of life, down to the administration of II. B. Hayes our noble president.

The negative got away with the decision and A. C. Aloore rejoiced and was exceedingly happy once more. A new addition to the order of exercises was the lyceum paper. Pleasant Grove Journal.

AV. II. Kuykendall, editor and proprietor. The first page was taken up with a life size portrait of the editor. The news part consisted of a history of his poor but honest parentage, and rapid rise to a high position in journalism, together with a few extracts from Ayers almanac.

The paper was very well, rather novel considering. The question for the next evening is resolved that and that is all we remember of it. But of course a good time is anticipated, fora good time we always have. Air. Editor it is something of a conundrum to the country folks living west and southwest of town to make out what that pretty' little brick building- is intended lor which decorates the southeast corner of tlie capitol grounds.

AVo would suggest an appropriation either by the legis-ature or the city- dads'7 to pay for painting a sign on the thing to let people know what it was and who owned it. If you can give an answer through the columns of the it ill be thankfully received and appreciated by a great many. Let us hear from you. X. Y.

Z. a Monday. G. C. Clemens has parted with his darling mustache.

James Seery, of the Peoria agricultural works is in the city, making arrangements to start a branch shop here. The express from Pueblo on the Santa Fe due here yesterday' was snowed in between Florence end Newton. The regular annual meeting of the Trans-AIississippi Press Association will take place at the Planters House January 23d at one oclock p. m. Samuel B.

Vail, son of Air. and Airs. Biliop Vail was buried yesterday' from Grace church. Bronchitis and spinal disorder was the cause of death. AVouhl it not be well for the authorities to put up a sign on the new building in the capital square, this is a powder house.

It would save strangers making mistakes. The temperance meeting at the Alethodist church last evening w-as largely attended, Dr. Picard and Col. AVhitney made speeches. Dr.

Picard's speech is highly spoken of. He skinned and salted tlie aristocratic drunkard. A majority of tlie officers of the Santa Fe railroad company are now-located in the Black building, corner of Sixth and Kansas The passenger and ticket agent and all the land agents' and the general manager are there. At a meeting of the Catholic Benevolent Society of Topeka, held on the 13tli, the following officers wrere elected for this year: President, AI. Heery re-elected; A'ice President, T.

Donovan; Treasurer, Ja. Slavin, re-elected Secretary, AI. Pliil-bin; Assistant Secretary, J. Brenau; Stewards, D. Glenny-, J.

Quanyand It. Haalhan. The society-is in a prosperous condition, having now thirty-six members, and over three hundred dollars in the treasury-, and it bids fall-to be one of the permanent institutions of Topeka. The meeting of the German citizens last evening at Turner Hall was quite largely- attended. The object was to form a local immigration society.

All entered into the spirit of the occasion, and we hope that the harmony that prevailed will continue, success can be the result. The association was organized by-the election of the following officers Jos. Kronitzer, president F. Fens-ke, vice-president F. Klemp, secretary Oscar Krauss, treasurer; M.

Simon, C. B. Schmidt, L. Rick, committee on by-laws. The next meeting will be held on AATednesdayr evening, January 23d.

Another Libel Suit. A special dispatch to the Kansas City Iimes of Saturday says that the people of Hutchinson, Kansas, were infuriated on Friday- overall attempt to arrest AAT. J. Turpin, editor of the Herald of that place, at the suit of F. P.

Baker of this city for libel, growing out of the killing of Swayze. Sheriff AATade of this county- had the papers and made the arrest but Turpin was promptly- released upon a writ of habeas corpus. AVe cannot see hat Baker will gain by jumping on every one in the State. If he thinks that he w-ill make friends by-imprisoning every one who does not like him, or making them pay a fine, or put them to trouble and expense, we believe that he will find himself mistaken. He has sued the Kansas City Times Company, a company that is able to, and ready to give him a test, and all the balance will be well to abide the suit.

Alany people in the State have an unfavorable opinion of Mr. Baker. Let him clear up his character in the trial of the Times libel suit, and then we all will be content. 1 1 NOTES FROM TECUMSEH. Tecumseh, 10, 878.

To the Editor of the Blade: On last Thursday evening this little town was the scene of much excitement over the arrival of Hon. Noble L. Prentis. who was to lecture II Milos Kililcs See in another part of this paper an offer of high priced Bibles at low-rates. The offer is genuine, and all orders and letters will have prompt attention.

AVe suggest a Bible is a handsome Christmas present. II li. will be at tli Telit House for thirty days commencing January' 17th. for the treatment of the following diseases: Catarrh, Ozena, Bronchiti Asthma, Tuberculous Consumption and all kindred diseases by- means of medicated spray-, administered by the steam atomizer, w-liich reduces the medicines to minute particles, allowing them to be inhaled, and thus carried directly' to the diseased parts. This checks the destruction of the tissues and restores them to a healty state.

5415 uTlte Golden Bell Route. The quickest, safest and most reliable route to all points East or AVest is via the Kansas Pacific Railway-through the famous Golden Belt7 (the finest wheat region in the world.) Passengers for Denver and the Rocky Alountains should remember that this is 120 miles tlie shortest, 23 hours the quickest, and the only-line run ning through to Denver without change of cars. Going East, close connections are made at Kansas City and Leavenworth with all the great through routes for all points East, North and South. The Favorite Line to the San Juan Alines. Passengers takingthe Kansas Pacific can stop over at Denver and visit the mines-and smelting works in its vicinity.

Close connection made with the Denver and Rio Grand Hail way for Colorado Springs, La A'eta, Del Norte and Lake City. The only-line west of the Alissouri River equipped with the AVestinghouse Improved Automatic Air Brake. Freight shipper, attention The Kansas Pacifi Fast Freight Express makes the best time and affords the most rapid transit of freight between the Alissouri River and all principal points in Kansas, Colorado. New Alexico, San Juan and Arizona. For information concerning rates, maps, guides, pamphlets, call upon or address, John Aluir, General Freight Agent D.

E. Cornell. General Passenger Agent T. F. Oakes.

General Superintendent, Kansas City. 3355 Cut This Out And send it to your friends in the east advising them, when they visit Colorado, New Alexico, Arizona, or the San Juan mines, to take the Atchison, Topeka Santa Fe railroad, the new southern route through Kansas, via the Arkansas Aralley, to Pueblo, making direct connection with the Denver Rio Grande railway for Colorado Springs. Denver, and all poinis in Northern Colorado, Cannon City-, Garland, Del Norte, Lake City-, El Moro, Las ATegas and Santa Fe. Trains leave Kansas City and Atchison every day in the year, with Pullman Sleeping Cars attached, and passenger trains equipped with all the modern im-proveiunts. For maps, circulars and detailed information ask them to send to T.

J. Anderson, General Passenger Agent, Topeka, Kansas. 5364 All of Browns popular AVestern Remedies for sale by all druggists in Topeka and the New AVest. 5338 4 -a -sN.

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