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Weekly Kansas State Journal from Topeka, Kansas • 4

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P. Mitchell in the lecture field for one year if the means can be raised.Is there not two hundred men in Kansas who will at once raise, or pledge ten dollars to the Mitchell fund We want to organize an aggressive campaign all over the state. We want to carry this work into every county and into every township. Five thousand men will read this appeal let them contribnte one dollar each and it will revolutionize Kansas. Let each neighborhood that wants a speech from Mitchell, raise $10.

Where five or six speakers are wanted raise fifty dollars, if ten or twelve raise $100, We want to arrange thirty grand Mass meetings in July and August for General Weayer and Elder Mitchell. It will cost $35 and total expenses. We want to know at once, how many counties want Weaver and Mitchell. We shall limit these mass meetings to ten in each congressional district, 90 as to accommodate the whole state. When Solon Chase, General West or Col.

Lowe are wanted, let us know. Help us to arrange a mass convention in eyery county in the state and money for the Mitchell fund should be sent to the treasurer, Geo. W. Reed, Topeka, Kansas, which will be acknowledged in THE STATE JOURNAL. Application for speeches should be addressed to B.

Henderson, Independence Kansas. P. B. MAXSON, Chairman. B.

S. HENDERSON, Sec'y State Cen. Com. THE TEMPLARS. Last Day's Session of the World's Grand Lodge Convention.

The great international ance convention has adjourned. Its delegates have nearly all departed to their various homes, to talk of Topeka, of her citizens, of Kansas and the work being done here. Among the men and women, attended this convention, were many notables in the cause of temperance. and strange to say, as was remarked by one of them, the big guns were from the old Bourbon state, where every hill is ornamented with a still house add its whiskey famous in every market on the globe. The afternoon session of yesterday was devoted almost entirely to hearing the following report from the committee on insurance: To the R.

W. G. Lodge Officers and Members: Your committee appointed to examine into the feasibility of organizing a Mutual Benefit association in connection with or under the supervision of the R. W. G.

lodge would repectfully report: First--That they find upon examination of record of proceedings of the Twenty-fifth annual session of this R. W. G. Lodge, held in Detroit, Michigan, that the following action was taken upon this question, viz: WHEREAS, The question of organizing a Mutual Benefit association in connection with this R. W.

G. Lodge, Resolved, That the whole question is hereby relegated to the different Gand Lodges, provided their action in reference thereto in strict accordance with the constitution and ol this R. W. G. Lodge.

Your committee are of the opinion that such action settled the question so far as the R. W. G. L. is eoncerned.

Second -The Good Templars' ganization was not organized as an insurance society, but based its claim to public favor upon the broadest principles of unselfish Christian philanthropy. To save drunkards and prevent drunkenness has been the war cry that has led us up to grand success, while organizations that of mankind with the idea of making have appealed to the to selfish passions mankind moral by such appeals, have only a record of defeat after a period of comparative prosperity. Third-Tne principle of insurance tendency to destroy the interest base membership in the reform of fallen man. The drunkard is a diseased man. His debauchery has injured his physical organism, and his chances of life have been lessened.

Every man who never drank will Lave a direct interest in keeping out of the order, because if the drunkard is admitted to the insurance, department it increases the financial risks of the temperate man. It may be objected that it is not intended to so connect it with the order as to compel members to insure. That if this be true, then it introduces class legislation into the order, and compel men diseased physically, to legislate upon the management of an institution from whose benefits they are debarred. Fourth-Several states have passed laws that would make it impossible for such an organization to work in them, and this again would introduce the principle of class legislation by compelling the delegates from those states to legislate upon the organization of an institution which cannot their states. Fifth--An examination of the history of temperance societies shows that insurance departments have been held up as the principal inducement for men to join the organization, shows a uniform record of shortlived prosperity, then decline to a dishonored death.

These histories compared with the history of our order based upon the principles of reform, taught com the Great Master, lead a your committee to believe that it will be unwise and injurious, for this R. W. G. Lodge to Benefit organize, if it could, a Mutual association upon the principles In volved in a plan of insurance we are not called to pass, but if they are correet, such benefit associations already exist, noticeably that under the direction of the P. R.

W. G. S. B. Chase of Eaton, and if our membership desires total abstinence insarance can secure it in this association, or others that may hereafter be organized.

Fraternally submitted, J. B. FINCH, Nebraska, J. H. FLAGG, Canada, R.

E. BURK, Colorado, JOHN SOBIESKI, Illinois, JOHN Y. NESBIT, Missouri, The new officers were installed by P. G. Hastings.

In addition to those elected Thursday. these were appointed: J. A. Williams, of Mississippi. R.

W. G. Marshal-W. H. Lambly.

of Canada. R. W. G. Deputy Marshal-Mrs.

M. F. L. Connard, of Pennsylvania. R.

Inside Guard--Emma Sprague, of Wisconsin. R. W. G. Outside Guard- James M.

Bedee, of New Hampshire. R. W. G. Messenger-Col.

York A. Woodward. of Louisiana. Theodore Kanouse resigned the office of R. W.

G. T. yesterday morn ing to which he had been elected, and the R. G. Councellor elect, G.

B. Katzenstein, of California, was elected R. W. G. Templar.

B. Demaree, of Kentucky, was elected R. G. Counsellor. Mr.

Kanouse's resignation was made because his own Grand Lodge demanded his full time for services Grand Worthy Chief Templar of his own state. That Jury, As the Capital has seen proper to charge the jury that tried the Boutell case with perjury, it might perhaps be as well to take a look at these men: Wm. P. Thompson keeps a feed store, and deals in grain on Kansas avenue, is a Republican in politics. John Clugston, is an insurance agent and old citizen of the town, stands high and is a Republican.

Frank Baker, is a wood and coal dealer quite a property owner a good man and a Democrat. John A. Lee. is an old citizen and a large dealer in groceries, a Republican in politics. Wm.

Dignon, is the largest furniture dealer in the city, a Republican in politics. Chas. Welch is also an old citizen and a Republican. I. F.

Thomas is a colored Methodist preacher; has one of the largest congregations in the state, a Republican of course. 0. P. Updegraff is a young man, a large property owner, and is building and renting; also a Republican. F.

R. Gammon is one of the firm of Hay Gammon, dealers in dry goods; a Congregationalist and a Republican. Furman Baker owns a large livery stable, is considerable of a property owner; stands high with all classes, and is a Democrat. C. H.

Ellison is one of our oldest citizens; a good man, a blacksmith and a Republican. J. K. Halm is of the firm of Blake Halm, dealers in hardware, an old citizen and a Republican. These are the twelve men that said, under the solemnity of their oaths, "not guilty." They heard the testimony; they are in fact the exclusive judges of the testimony; they know who to believe and who not to believe on the witness stand.

If the prosecution in such cases cannot get witnesses whose testimony is unimpeachable, they had better quit. These are the men that J. K. Hudson accuses of perjury because they did not bring in a yerdiet as he wanted them to. Test Druggist Cases.

The test cases respecting the liabilities of druggists will be commenced to-morrow morning in the District Court, county attorney Vance. Three informations will be filed. One against H. K. Rowley, for selling half a pint of whisky on physician's prescription, to a consumptive, physician not having taken the oath required by the prohibitory law; another against A.

E. Barnes for selling half a pint of brandy to a consumptive on a prescription of a physician who had taken the oath, The third Is against Vin. E. Swift for selling a bottle of Dr. N.

Sherman's Prickly Ash Bitters as a medicine, The defendants are all druggists, and none of them have taken out the permit required by the law. The defendants' attorney in all the cases Webb, Lucian Baker and Geo. R. Peck. The cases are to be heard on Monday, by Judge Morton.

The Liquor Law. Judge Crozier, of Leavenworth, in an elaborate decision has decided the liquor law unconstitutional, and all the indictments against Holmes have been quashed, judge decides that under the amendment the legislature cannot prohibit, but regulate the sale for the exceptional purposes, Would it not be best in Topeka to get up three or four cases that will involve every question that can be raised under the law, and have them settled in the supreme court before the people and county is bankrupt with costs. Topeka Knights Templar. Topeka Commandry No. 5 elected officers May 24tb, for the ensuing year, as follows: Rodgers, C.

Sir Frank Drummond, Generalissimo, Sir Brice McMertry, CG. Sir A Vance, Prelate. Sir Nellis, W. A Parks, W. Sir Furman Baker, treasurer, Sir James Glemow, recorder.

Sir Coddington, B. Sir Bowen, sword tearer. Sir A Eichenburg, warden. Sir Robert Edwards, sentinel. Hon.

Sidney Clark was called and made a speech at the Temperance meeting last night, He made the point that intoxicating liquors were not prohibited for sacramental purposes. Sid is right, the use of liquor is not really prohibited for any purpose. It is the manufacture and sale that is prohibited. Where is the liquor to be had for sacramental purposes? No person is allowed to manufacture and sell for such a purpose. Send Kansas City we suppose.

But the boys will have one satisfaction, they can drink a dozen times a day, so long as they do it "In rememberance of me." Not Exactly, Have you been much at sea? No, not exactly, but my brother married an admiral's daughter. Were you ever in France? No, not exactly, but my mother's name was French. Did you eyer have the Rheumatism? No, not exactly, but my father has and he cured it with Dr. Thomas' Electric Oil. Sold by I.

N. Kneeland Topeka, W. N. Angle, North Topeka, Kansas. I HONORING OUR HEROES Who Fell in the Fight and Died For Their Country.

Garlands of Flowers strewn O'er Their Graves, Speeches Made and Songs Sung to Theie Sacred Memory. By the flow of the inland river, Whence the fleets of iron hath fled, Where the blades of the new grass quiver, Asleep are the ranks of the dead, At 4 o'clock in the morning, twenty years ago the 12th day of last April, when the first gray streaks of dawn were faintly quivering above the eastern horizon, a sorrowful and awful sound rolled through this land. It was the hoarse voiced war notes of a galting gun, the frost tinged air reverberated with the shrieks of "solid shot" as it went screaming across the dark and silent water and a great cloud of smoke arose heavenward in spectral forms and floated away over the nation, carrying the news that rebellion begun. In a few hours went forth the president's declaration, calling the loyal men to arms. The clashing of sabers the rattle of artillery, a chorus of musketry created scenes of intense excitement from ocean to ocean and from Lakes to Gulf.

The daily avocations of life were laid aside by thousands of people for war, civillianship was exchanged for soldiery and the peaceful walks were turned into marching tramps. Four long years the war waged. Battle followed battle, the ranks continually increased in size and swelled in pumbers until nearly every abled bodied male in the country had gone to the front. Hundreds and thousands who answered the call, left home bid adieu to friends and never returned Their souls go marching on. On the altar of the Union and in the defense of freedom's cause they sacrificed their lives.

They heard the beat of the muffled drum for the last time. Also soldier's last tattoo. They meet no more on life's parade. They are numbered with the dead, and on "Fame's eternal camping ground," their silent tents are spread. To-day, all over the bave met to honor their ashes and perpetuate their memory by strewing their graves with flowers.

On the crosses and the tombs have been hung chaplets of flowers--some withered, others as the sun sinks to rest tonight their divine, delicate and rare fragrance is waf. ted to the spirits of those whose bodies have long since mouldered into dust beneath the sod. Here in Topera the sacred event has been observed with appropriate fitness. Since noon, business has been almost entirely suspended and nearly all the stores and shops have been closed. The request of Mayor Wilson, which was published in THE JOURNAL Saturday evening, that everyone take part in decoration ceremonies, has been more generally complied with than ever before here.

The appeal for flowers met with an almost uniyersal response and by 9 o'clock the city council chamber was crowded with ladies, each and everyone bringing an abundant supply of the beautiful. Oceans of prairie flowers mingled their wild and untamed perfume with the more refined chaste and exquisite ordor of roses, pinks, pansies, syringas, mignnonette, geraniums, verbenas, lilies, and hundreds other loyely and admirable bloomers, When our reporter visited the chamber, a large force of ladies were busily engaged forming the flowers into wreaths. crosses and bouquets, many of which displayed great skill and taste. The whole arrangements were under the special direction and care of Mrs. S.

Sheldon, assisted by Mrs. M. H. Case, Mrs. A.

Jetmore, Mrs. J. K. Hudson, Mrs. Wilson Keith, Mrs.

Dan Adams and Mrs. Stanley, of North Topeka; Mrs. Dr. Stringfield, Mrs. S.

S. McFadden, Miss Minnie Jetmore, Miss Kittie Veach, Miss Hattie Burlingame, Miss Hattie Hood. Miss Sallie Knight, Misses Laura and Ada Douthitt and many others whose names were pot learned. Mrs. Geo.0.

Wilmarth spent the forenoon assisting the fire boys to decorate their fate Babcock engine, so that when it appeared in the procession this afternoon it looked like a mountain of flowers on wheels. Dr. S. E. Shelpresident of the day was abroad at an early hour superintending preparations and working upan interest.

Also was Col. Wm. Irying, the marshal of the day and his assistants. Col. W.

D. Alexander and Col. J. H. Huntoon.

Capt. J. B. Johnson was selected as orator of the occasion, and Capt. J.

G. Waters, chosen as the poet. Dr. S. F.

McCabe, and Rev. O. J. Cowles, Chaplains. The public offices and the city schools, all closed at noon.

At three o'clock the procession formedion Kansas the junction of Sixth avenue in the following order, and marched to the cemetery. Flower wagon. First Regiment band. Cadet Drum Corps. Veterns and Boys in Blue.

President of day carriage. Second Battalion of Kansas Cadets. City Fire Department. Other military organizations. Musical Union in a bus.

Orator, Poet and Chaplains in a carriage. Reporters of the daily papers in a carriage. Citizens in carriages. The line of march was on Kansas avenue, south to Eighth street, thence east on Eighth street to the cemetery. After arriving in the city of the silent dead a stand was constructed with wagons, around which the immense crowd assembled and listened to the programme of exercises, which was as follows: 1.

Music by the band. 2. Vocal music. 3. Prayer by the Chaplain, Rev.

F.S, McCabe. 4. Vocal music. 5. Oration, by J.

B. Johnson. 6, Music the band, 7. Poem, by J. G.

Waters. 8. Vecal music. 8, Decoration of graves. 10, Vocal mu 12.

Benediction, by Rev. O. J. Cowles. The distribution of flowers was very nicely done by the committee to whom the work had been delegated and the scene was one of impressive reverence and sacredness.

There on that charming spot of earth the white marble monuments and grassy mounds, the air perfectly pure, the sigbing zephyrs die away gently to rest and are forgotten, the god of day drops slowly down the crimson west like a thing reluctantly bidding adieu to the rose covered glens and rolling prairies. Golden bars of his glittering splendor and resplendant stretch like wire: of magic electricity across the deep blue of heaven, the fleecy clonds tinged, tipped and bordered with pale silver and purple and gold, while "heavy billows of bronze float in a mighty ocean of soft azure. The grows deeper, the gold more dazzling; the scarlet becomes intensified and the east takes up the magnificent reflection." Here and there can be seen ladies hovering over the sepulcher of some departed dear one, shedding a silent tear and tenderly arranging roses through the waving grass that covers the grave. High above all this floated the stars an.I stripes as the symbol of liberty and peace. The following original poem delivered by Capt.

J. G. Waters, express the truest and finest sentiment of the day: Decoration Day. POEM BY CAPT. JOSEPH G.

WATERS, To them we rear no chiseled stone, That like the gloomy Sphinx shall stand, With sightless eyes, mute, marred and lone, Its aim and purpose quite unknown, Eroded as the winds have blown The dreary, drifting, desert sand. They sleep these green turfed mounds below, From love and friends forever Our tears to-day for them shall flow, And tender songs we all may know, And sweetest buds that bloom and blow, We rain upon their coffin lid. Here rests a fair-haired boy who died; No mother's form bent over him. There, those who tell in manhood's pride, And one for whom still waits a bride, Lies on the rugged mountain side. How soon our weary eyes grow dim! A nation stands beside their graves; It matters not where they may lie, Beneath the crested ocean wave, Where suns may shine or tempests rave, Still floats the flag died to save.

And peace sweeps like a river by. No call at eventide they hear, When lamps are lit and day is done; But daisies spring from year to year, Above the ones we loved so dear, And somewhere constant falls the tear, As summer dews at set of sun. No shriek of fife or roll of drum Shall stir the folded, pulseless hand; No more the world's unceasing bum, Their lips are pallid, cold and dumb, Yet through all chance and change to come, God bless the dead and save our land! The following selections were rendered at decoration exercises this afternoon by the Musical Union with very fine effect: Keller's "America" -Hymn; Requium, from Beschoff; for Them Tenderly," from Danks, by a male last, "America." The under quartettes, commandership of Prof. Slie. Gov.

St. John, said in his speech of welcome, to the temperance delegates, last Tuesday night, at the Presbyterian church, that it was just as demoralizing, in his opinion, for people to drink wine at the communion table, as in a saloon. All the old topers in christendom have had the same opinion since the days of Noah. The question now arises, is St. John trying to drag the churches to a level with saloons, or raise the saloons to a level with the churches? If Bob Ingersoll had have made use of the same language we would have known what he meant.

A Call to Consult. We, the undersigned soldiers of the Union army, request all comrades who are in favor of organizing a post of the Grand Army of the Republic, at Topeka, to meet for consultation at the court house on Thursday evening, at 7:30 o'clock, sharp. Devendorf, Dunham, Van Orstrand, Geo Lee Brown. Colver, Smith, Coddington, Wood. The June term of the U.S.

circuit court convenes at Leavenworth next Monday. Clerk Thomas will pack his documents and force of employes and ship them oyer on Friday. At-. torneys will make of that fact and govern themselves accordingly. This term will be the biggest ever hold in the state as there are 700 cases on docket, The largest has involved as the bone of contention, $2,000,000.

It is Benj. W. Lewis vs Adolph Meir, Carlos S. Greeley and the Kansas Pacific railway. J.

W. Green, of Lawrenee, is attorney for plaintiff and. J. P. Usher and Charles Morrow for de- fendents.

Bottled Lightning. There is no finer Therapeutic agent than Electricity. Dr. Thomas' Electric Oil, a standard remedy for lameness, soreness, bruises and abrasions of the skin diseases of the throat and lungs, piles and kidney troubles contains it, Veterinary surgeons also command it for horse and cattle diseases. Sold by N.

Kneeland Topeka, and W. N. Angle, North Tepeka, Kansas. To Prevent Wrinkles, A subscriber wants to know how prevent wrinkles, the only sure remedy commit suicide before you're thirty," unless every spring and fall you take Spring Blossom which will keep your blood pure. and flesh clear until at least sixty.

Prices: 50c, trial bottles 10c. Sold by I. N. Kneeland Topeka, and W. N.

Angle, North Topeka, Kansas. California Kidney Tea is sold at 50 cents per package. It cures all diseases of the bladder and urinary organs. Try it for lame back. Try it for pain the back.

it for weak back. It will cure Ask for California kidney tea. It costs only 50 cents and gives you three weeks treatment. For sale by Stringham, Barnes Co. and I.

N. Kneeland Topeka, Kansas. Card. To all who are suffering from the errors and indiscretions of youth, nervous weakness, early decay, loss of mauhood, I will send a freceipe that will cure you, FREE OF CHARGE. This great Remedy was discovered by a missionary in South America.

Send a self-addressed envelope to the Rev. Joseph T. Inman, Station D. New York City, EDITORIAL SNIPES. Look out for a dead-lock in Albany.

Mme. Anna Bishop, who is 70 yeare old, is singing in Boston. The right to issue money should be used by the goyernment only. The most that the Republican leaders are saying about each other is true. Two thousand Chinese railroad laborers are on a strike in British Colambia.

There are over 100 railway stations within six miles of the city hall in Boston. Twenty thousand volumes is the annual accession to the library of congress. Petroleum, to the value of 116, was exported during the month of March. The split in the Republican party of New York, is extending all over the country. The Nationals will look on the Kilkenny cat fight, in Albany, from rereserved seats.

Ice sold in Boston last year for six dollars a -this year it is contract ed for $2.20 per ton. One million bushels of grain was shipped from St. Louis to New Orleans, via river, last week. Money is creation of law. It is not the intrinsic value attached to it that makes it a legal tender.

England used to exile all her Irish agitators, now she compels them to exile themselves or be imprisoned. The recent musical festival in New York was a financial success. The profits amounting to about $10,000. what public consequence are the personal aims and objects and mishaps of Conking, in August 1871, Four hundred years B. Plato taught that domestic money should not possess intrinsic or commodity Value.

There are about 17,000 locomotives running on the railroads of the United States. and 500,000 cars of all kinds. The Greenback idea is that the law should prevent undue inflation and sudden contraction of the volume of money. A hardened sinner contends that the Ten Commandments are not binding. They were tabled, he says, long ago.

Very appropriately has the Philadelphia 'Times remarked; "This is not a nation with a big it is a cus with a big An American free library is being formed at Stuttgart, Germany, and is to be opened for public use on the fourth of July next. The postal card contract for the four years beginning July Ist, has been awarded to Woolworth Graham, New York city. Now that with the revised New Testament we have two Lord's prayers we suppose it will be harder than ever for people to say them. The heaviest taxpayer in Vermont, is John P. Clark of Milton, whose property is assessed at $900,000.

There is not a millionaire in the State? First, the Star Route scandal. Seeond, the treasury frauds. Third, the Garfield-Conkling fight. What next? The public are anxiously waiting. Is there any wan sane enough today to believe, with the split in New York, that the Republican party has a ghost of a chance in the future? Pay off the bonds by the use of money now in the treasury, the substitution of greenbacks for national bank notes, and the surplus revenue.

Brethren let us have purity and That advice. Suppose they Kansas Methodist. take some of it, especially the purity. National banks are the blood suckers on the industries of the nation, and the sooner they are destroyed the better will it be for the government, Something must be wrong in India. The Maharajah of Napaul is dead, and his heir bag succeeded to the throne without there being any disturbance.

The national debt of the United States is population, square miles, total area, standing army, peace footing, 25,000. The Chorkoff, in Russia, proclamation sovernorseneral forbidding the persecution of the Jews and threatening severe measures against the rioters. Those who believe that Conkling isdead, or is going to die easy, will find tnemselves mistaken. There will be of him left to get even with his opponents in 1884. Before Conkling resigned he said, "something is going to happen that will astonish the president." Conkling resigned and went home and found something that astonished him, The "horrid" man who paragraphs for the Philadelphia Herald announces that the summer bonnet will be composed of fifteen cents worth of bonnet and fifty dollars worth of triminings.

It seems that most of the Republican senators in Washington have been building and furnishing houses at the expense of the government. No wonder they want nation spelt with a big N. Garritt, Huntington, Gould and Vanderbilt can in five minutes, flx a tax of $200.000,000 upon the commerce of this country by raising freights only two cents a bushel, and they do it according to law. For tenacity of life the snail has no equal in the animal creation. Mr.

Simon, of Dublin, has some snails in their shells in his cabinet that lived more than twenty years without any known means of subsistence. A memorial tablet has been ed in New Haven, with the inscription: "Isaac Allerton, pilgrim of the May Flower and the father of New England commerce, lived on this ground from 1646 till 1657." Can any body tell why it is that the national banks are increasing the their circulation at such a rapid rate? Is it to inflate prices? and then are they going to contract. destroy all then like buzzards fatten the destruction they cause? LATEST NEWS BY TELEGRAPH. DOMESTIC NEWS. Arrested.

New York, May Varian, aged 35, who keeps a lager beer saloon at No. 354 Sixth avenue was arrested this forenoon charged with deliberately setting fire for the sake of insurance to the house in which a score of persons were sleeping, among them a woman sick in child bed. The circumstances of the discovery are such as to leave no doubt of the WOman's guilt. The amount of insurance for which so many lives were risked was $4,500. After thoroughly soaking the floor of the basement and a heap of straw and rags'collected petroleum, she set fire to heroine police had warning of the affair and the match hardly been applied before the woman was arrested.

Washington Notes. Washington, D. May orders from the War Department, Gen. Pope is stationing troops at the most accessable points for service in case there should be trouble with the Ute Indians when their removal, under the Ute treaty, is to be consumated. Care is taken that no movement of the troops are likely to exalt the Indians An effort will be made to remoye the complaint made by tobacco dealers all over the country, that the stamps furnished by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, are of inferior quality and almost worthless.

A commissioner from the treasury department, has been directed to visit the Burean and see how the defects can be remedied. A Letter. London, May citizen's committee have decided almost unanimously to abandon the idea of the public monument which it was said would but perpetuate the memory of our own humiliation and blundering, but it was decided to erect a substantial memorial in the shape of a permanent relief to those made destitute by the accident, and to accept outside offerings to such funds. Mayor Campbell, to-day, received the following telegram from Maj. D.

Winton, governor general's secretary. QUEBEC, May 31. The Queen has expressed, through His Excellency, Gov. General Her, great on hearing of the deplorable accident which has 90 recently occurred at London, and desires to express her deep sympathy with the bereaved families, VICTORIA, Financial. New York, May.

exports (exclusive of specie) at the port of New York for the week ended May 17, 1881, were $6,014,041, against, 858 for the corresponding week in 1880, and $5,697,932 in 1879. From January 1 to May 17. 11881, they against $138,872, 904 and $124,134,241, respectively, for the corresponding periods in 1880 and 1879, the exports of specie from this port for the week ended May 21 were $167,300, and since January 1, $4,657,149. The imports at the port for the week ended May 21 were 928,936, of which $7,737,433 were general merchandise. and $1,191,503 were dry goods, against $9,866.939 general merchandise and $1,811,760 dry goods--total, the corresponding week in 1880, and 475 general merchandise and $1,019, 354 dry goods--total.

the same week in 1879. Since January 1 the imports were $168.192,599. against $205,125,425, and $125,754,038 for the corresponding periods in 1880 and 1879 respectively. The imports of specie for the week ending May 21 were $138,910, and since January $29,297,115. St.

Louis Notes. St. Louis, May movement is being set on foot by the leading members of the Merchants' Exchange and other business men of the city, to hold a convention in St. Louis, some time during Autumn, for the purpose of discussing the natural interests of the Mississippi Valley. to which leading congressmen other representative men of the West shall be invited.

Quite a number of prominent gentlemen of this city, members of both the leading political parties, have organized what is to be known as the Civil Service Reform Agsociation," of Missouri, on a plan similar to societies in the East, and will elect officers in a few days. the Col. J. W. of Paramour the St.

has Louis resigned presidency ton Compress company, which he has held for past eight years, or since the organization of the company, and will hereafter devote himself wholly to the building of the system of the Narrow Gauge railroads in Missouri, Arkansas and Texas, with which he has been identified since the organization of the enterprise, and of which he is largely a an owner. Galveston News. Galveston, May News, Waco, special says a fearful hail storm visited south McLennan and the north part of Bell counties, Saturday night. A number of farm houses were torn down, one lady killed and two men badly hurt, near Crawford. Several houses were unroofed.

A Dallas special violent wind and rain storm swept over last night. The rain fell in torrents, flushing all streams, Trinity rising rapidly and expected to overflow its banks. A News special reports wind, rain and hail storms in Various portions of the state, in many instances totally destroying fruit and seriously injuring the crop, and wheat crops. A News, Taylor, special says a hurricane visited Taylor, Saturday evening, which lasted forty minutes. No lives lost.

Mr. B. N. Trains' house was blown down; two families sustained serious injuries; the Christian church from its foundation, the Catholic church and Odd Fellows hall, totally wrecked and nearly all the barns and out-houses demolished, Scarcely a house in the town escaped damage. Fences were blown down and trees uprooted for miles around.

Voting for United States Senator. Albany, May the assembly at 12 o'clock speaker announced that under.order of the would now proceed to vote for a United States senator in the place of Roscoe Conkling, resigned; each member as his name was called, named his candidate. The vote stood as follows: 3 Conkling 26, Jacobs 47, Wheeler, 15, Crowley 5, Cornell, 6, Wadsworth 2, Rogers 8, Miller, 1, Evaris 2, Edick 1, Folger 2, White 2, Chapman 1, 'I'remaine 2, Fenton 1, Ward 1, Poweroy 1, Dutcher 1, and Alvord 2. When the hour of noon arrived the senate proceeded to vote for a United States senator in the place of Thom-9 as C. Platt, resigned.

'The vote stood as follows: Chauncey 8, M. Depew 7, Francis Kernan Warner Miller 2, Sherman L. Rogers 1, Eldridge Lapham 2, Joseph H. Choate 1, Judge Noah Davis 2, Wm, A Wheeler 1, and Geo. H.

Sharper. The senate then voted for a successor to fiil the short term in the place of Roscoe Conkling. The vote stood as follows: Roseoe Conkling 9, Sher. man S. Rogers 5, John C.

Jacobs 6, George B. Bradley 1, Charles J. Folger 2, Gov. Cornell 3. Wm.

Wheeler 4. Thos. M. Pomeroy 2. No one receiving a majority the senate adjourned.

FOREIGN NEWS. INTERNATIONAL COURTESY. London, May entry of the Cornell university the Henly Regetta may be finally accepted as a mere concession to inter-national courtesy. NEGOTIATING. Athens, May Rienzie governor of the National bank of Greece is pegotiating with the government and DeLesseps with a view of the construction of a ship canal through the isthmus of Corinth to connect the waters of the gulf of Corinth with those of the Alegian sea.

It is believed a convention on the subject will shortly be signed. THE COERCION ACT. London, May a crowded meeting of the land league of Great Britain. last night, it was resolved to hold a demonstration meeting against the coercion act in Hyde Park on Sunday next. The Times in a leading article this forenoon says: "It is believed that the Irish executive has strongly represented to the cabinet necessity of adopting measures for the suppression of the land league." The writer adds: "If the league is permitted to continue its work, it will bring the masses of the Irish people into a physical conflict with the British Crown." "I Don't Want that Staff." Is what a lady of Boston said to her husband when he brought home some medicine to cure her sick headache and neuralgia which had made her miserable for fourteen years.

At the first attack thereafter it was administered to her with such good results, that she continued its use until cured, and made SO enthusiastic in its praise, that she induced twentytwo of the best families in her to adopt it as their regular family medicine. That "stuff" is Hop Bit-Standard. Given to Find. Given a good flogging, to find a schoolmaster who doesn't feel it more than the boy he is flogging; given advice, to find a man who will act upon it; given a bottle of Spring Blossoma, Headache, to find a Sour case of Stomach, Dyspepsia, Bil. iousness, Heartburn, Constipation.

Kidney and Bladder Complaints that it can't cure. Prices: trial bottles I0c. Sold by I. N. Kneeland Topeka, and W.

N. Angle, North Topeka, Kansas. Endorsement by the Governor of the state of Missouri. Gov. Phelps, of the State of says, "Dr.

D. E. Dickerson, of Kansas City, is of the medical profession and has a high repute as a Physician and Surgeon, He is one of the founders of the Surgical Institute at Kansas City. I commend him to the favorable consideration of gentlemen whom he may meet." Wish. I wish I was a foreigner, Hottentot or heathen Turk, Or else I lived in China, where they use no knife and fork, For my health is really horrid, I'm feeling very sad, And I haye got dyspepsia, and got it very bad.

Poor fellow instead of grunting, moaning and crying, You'd better by far Spring Blossom be trying. Prices trial bottles 10c. Sold by N. Kneeland Topeka; and W. N.

Angle, North Topeka, Kansas. Samuel Hewitt, Monteray, writes that Dr. Thomas' Electric Oil cannot be beat by any medicine for coughs and colds, and for rheumatism it works like a charm, It has been thoroughly tried in this place and is in great demand. Sold by I. N.

Kneeland Topeka, and W. N. Angle, North Topeka, Kansas. Commercial and Monetary. Market Report by Telegraph to the Daily Journal.

New York Noney Market. NEW YORK, June 2, 1881. per cent. PRIME MERCANTILE per cent. STERLING EXCHANGE-Wea GOVERNMENT BONDS.

Coupons of 1881...... .104 New 104 New registered. SECURITIES. Pacific 6'9 95. 132 Missouri St.

C. P. U. P. Land .116 Sinking 123 BAR EXCHANGE-Weak.

GOVERNMENTS- generally Arm. RAILROAD -Light Demand. Stocks opened strong but speculation soon became weak and pricer fell off to Kansas City Produce Market. KANSAS CITY, Junc 2, 1881. The Commercial Indicator reports: No session of the Board of Trade to-day, BUTTER-Market dull and unchanged.

EGGS--Market dull at 9c per dozen. Kansas City Live Stock Market. KANSAS CITY. June 2, 1881. unehanged.

St. Louis Produce Market, The Commercial Indicator reports; CATTLE-Receipts, 661; shipments, 259; marsteady and fairly active, but the quality of receipts mostly medium. Native steers, averaging 1,097 to were eull at $4 8005 00. Cows, $3 00 Corn-fed Texas steers, aver aging 942 to 961 Ibs, $4 85. Grass-fed Texas steers, averaging 848 to 988 Ibs, $3 76.

HOGS--Receipts, shipments, 65: market weak bulk and 5c lower. 35. Sales ranged at 20 40; -Receipts, 570; market steady and ST. LOUIS, June 2, 1881. FLOUR--Unchanged WHEAT--Lower: good demand 3 do 4 do CORN advanced OATS-Lower; 73.

Nominal BARLEY -Quiet: choice to fancy, 10 LARD--Nominally lower; BUTTER-Lower; diary, 1GGS-Quiet; Steady, $1 06, PORK--Dull; jobbing $16 60 SALT MEATS- Dull, 5 BACON -Irregular; Lower, $6 35; 9 40 50; 9 50. LARD-Lower: 10 50. Liverpool Market. LIVERPOOL. June 2, 1881.

BREADSTUFFS- Unchanged. WHEAT-Winter wheat, 6d; spring, 8g CORN 5s 10d; old, 5s 6d. OATS-69 2d. BEEF-87s 6d. LARD-Cwt.

55g 8d. 458. BACON Long clear middles, 44s; short clear St. Louis Live Stock Market. ST.

Louis, June 2. 1881. The Western Live Stock Journal reports; HOGS--Somewhat better; Receipts, 9,800: shipments Yorkers and 70 15: mixed 95; choice to fancy 25. CATTLE shipments, 7 50; active at decline on shipping grades. and on mixed butchers stuff; exporters.

$5 20; commoa to medium. $4 fed 5 00; Colorado steers, $4 corn fed Texas steers, $4 3004 80; Indian Southwest steers, $3 60; cows and heifera, 3 70 4 feeding steers, $3 70005 20. SHEEP--Receipts, shipments 300; steady and in fair demand; $4 500060. Chicago Produce Market, CHICAGO, June 2, 1881. WHEAT-Strong, higher, at 1.02, CORN- Firm, higher; OATS--Strong: 37.

Higher, $1 10. BARLEY-96. 08. LARD PORK- -Strong, bigher: $15 95. steady.

New York Proauce Market. NEW YORK, June 2, 1881. Chicago Live Stock Market. CHICAGO, June 2, 1881, The Drovers Journal this afternoon reports as follows: weak, 5 to 19c higher; sales $5 25. poor in quality: slow but FLOUR-Dull.

better: fairly active; No.2. red, May, $1 OATS- CORN- western, Shade Stronger; western Quiet. PORK- unch'g; new, 16 00; old, 15 00, LARD-Strong: bigher; steam; 11 15. New York Live Stock Market. NEW YORK, June 2, 1881.

The Drovers' Journal Bureau reports: BEEVES-Receipts, buyers holding back for lower prices; extremely dull and heavy; poor to medium steers, $9 25: a few prime and extra steers, $11 00; exporters used 25 car loads, fair, unshorn sheer, $6 75007 ciipped, $4 9006 00; 2 cars of Colorado sheep at $6 00006 50. SWINE--Receipts, firmer and nominat, $6 Topeka Market. TOPEKA, June 2, 1881. GRAIN MARKET. No.

2, 87c; No. 3, 83085c; rejected; CORNOATS--New, 30c. RYE-60c. BARLEY-50055c. MILLERS' RETAIL RATES.

FLOUR-No. 1 fall, $3 20; No, 2, $2 90; No. 3, $2 50; patent flour, $3 75. CORN MEAL- Unbolted. $1 10 in bulk; bolted, $1 20 sacked; buik, $1 15.

BRAN- -65c, SHORTS-75c. CORN VEGETABLES. BEANS--White navy, hand picked, extra choice, $2 50; medium, $2 00; common, $1 50 castor, $1 50. at 25c per pound. ONIONS- per bushel.

PRODUCE AND PROVISIONS. EGGS- Fresh, 10c. HAMS-Country, POTATOES-Peach blows, $1 20. APPLES $1 50, Choice, POULTRY--Chickens, $2 0002 25 per dozen. PROVISIONS--Bacon, clear sides, shoulders, 8c; ham, 12c; pork, clear, $12; mess, $14.

SEEDS- -Hemp, $1 50; blue grass, $1 50; timothy prime. $3 25; common, $3: clover, 50 per barrel, 200 pounda weight Rendered kettle, in tierces, TOPEKA VINEGAR WORKS. XXX EXTRA-15c. PURE GRAPE WHITE BUECKING'S STANDARD VINEGARS, APPLE JUICE EXTRA FAVOR EXTRA WHITE OFFICIAL BUSINESS. Dissolution of Partnership.

The partnership heretofore existing between Geo. W. Crane and E. Kimber, under the Arm name of Geo. W.

Crane is this day dissolved by mutual consent, All assets due the firm will be collected, and all liabilities paid as they mature, by Geo W. Crane, GEO. CRANE, Signed E. KIMBER. The business will hereafter be continue at the old place of business, and under the same Arm name, by the undersigned.


Notice is bereby given that I shall at the next ensuing term the probate court of Shawnee county. Kansas, make Anal settlement and apply for a discharge as adminis trator of the estate of Thomas Casey, deceased. W. T. KNIGBAUM.

Final Settlement. Notice 1s hereby given to all creditors and others interested in the estate of George Meade, late of Shawnee county, deceased. that I intend to make Anal settlement of said estate at the next term of the Probate Court of Shawnee county, state of Kansas. WM. P.

DOUTHITT, Administrator, de bonis non of said estate. May 25, 1881. Wichita Southweatern R. R. Co.

A special meeting of the stockholders of the Wichita Southwestern R. R. for the purpose of terminating the old and making a new lease to the A. T. S.

F. R. R. Co. will be held at the office of the company in the city of Topeka, Kansas, on Tuesday, June 14, 1881, at 3 o'clock, p.

m. E. WILDER, T. J. COOLIDGE, Secretary.

President. Topeka, Mayer. 1881. Florence, Eldorado Walnut Valley R. R.

Co. A special meeting of the stockholders of the Florence, Eldorado Walnut Valley R. for the purpose of considering and acting upon certain changes in the terms of the lease to: the Atchison, Topeka Santa Fe R. R. the extension of the road through Augusta to Douglas, and the issue of stock and bonds for that purpose, will be held at the office of the company, in the of Topeka, on Tueaday, June 14, 1881, at 3 o'elock p.

m. E. WILDER, ALDEN SPEARE, Secretary. President, Topeka, Mao 27, 1881. Pleasant Hill De Sot oR, R.

Co. A special meeting of the stockholders of the Pleasant Hill De Soto railroad company for the purpose of terminating the old and making new lease to the Atchison, Topeka Santa Fe railroad company, will be held at the office of the company Topeka, Kansas, on Tuesday, June 28th, 1881 at 3 o'clock p. m. E. WILDER, T.

J. COOLIDGE, Secretary. President. Topeka, May 27, 1881. Marion McPherson R.

R. Co. Aspecial meeting of the stockholders of the Marion McPherson R. R. for the purpose of increasing its capital stock, and of making provision, by issue of stock and bonds, for the extension of the road to the west line of Rice county, will be held at the office of the company in the city of Topeka, on Tuesday, June 28, 1881, at 3 o'clock p.

m. E. WILDER, T. J. COOLIDGE, Secretary.

President. Topeka, May 27, 1881. LEGAL NOTICES. R. G.

Hughes, VS. No. 967. G. V.

Goodwin, Before Joseph Reed, justice of the Peace of city of Topeka, Shawnee county, Kansas. Notice is hereby given that on the 27th day of April. 1881, suit was begun by the above named plaintiff against the said above named defendant for the sum of $27.84, on the 7th day of May, 1881, return of writ the defendant not found in county and answer of garnishee of indebtedness to defendant, and cause continued to 11th day of June, 1881, at 3 o'clock p. m. and that the said cause will be heard on the said day and hour aforesaid.

FRANK HERALD, Attorney for Plaintif. SUMMONS- DIVORCE. In the District Court, Shawnee of Kansas. Robert Thomas, Plaintiff, V8, Divorce. Sarah A.

Thomas, Defendant.) The State of Kansas to Sarah A. Thomas: You are hereby notifed that you have been sued by Robert Thomas, the plaintif in the above entitled action who fled his petition on the 11th day of April, 1881, in said court ing that the bonds of marriage now and heretofore existing between you and him be dishis solved and for held divorce for naught, and alleging as cause that you have without cause or provocation, on his part, willfully abandoned him for more than one year last past, and still continue to be absent. You must therefor answer or demur to the petition on or before the 26th day of May, 1881, or the same will taken as true and judgment rendered accerdingly. ROBERT THOMAS. J.

A. STUART, his attorney, B. CURTIS, Clerk, by A. B. MCCABE, Deputy,.

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