James C. Ellis Attack by Democrats, 1877

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James C. Ellis Attack by Democrats, 1877 - VOLUME XI. lOLA, ALLEN COUNTY, KANSAS,...
VOLUME XI. lOLA, ALLEN COUNTY, KANSAS, SEPTEMBER 22, 1877. NUMBER 59. Eistimates for the support of the army for the present fiscal year have been prepared by the War Department anil sent to the Troasurj- Department, whicli wUl transmit them to Congress at the oxtija sessioir. These are the only esti­ mates'to bb sent in. The President's message, it is stated, will be confined ta the I business for which Congress is to be especially convened. - Fpiir convergent expeditions are nbw in the'field against Chief Joseph, Smd it is believed that the wily chieftain is being being |80 hemmed in that escape will be impossible.- ' I I ^ - . • The hostile Sioux have all come iiito thejagencies and surrendered, and 'the Blaick Hills and Big Horn countrj* is now declared free from all refractory rod {men. I • It is reported from Cleveland that nn infectious cattle plague, thought to bo a species of the Texas fever, is prevailing prevailing in that part of Ohio and many c:iU tie arc dying dailj'. Several cases of childron poisoned by drinkirtg infected milk have nlrmly come to the notice of city physiclami. Beef is aflccted by the disease, but can bo easily detected'by spota. A TOterinary surgeon who has treated about 40 cases says the symptoms symptoms of milch cows are first a failing of abo^t half the yield of milk, then bloody passages of urine, and ih a few hoars death. • _ The Ohio Workingmen's Conrenttonj nict at Columbia on the ISttf, together CURRENT EVENTS. iThe Apostles of the Mormon Church havs published a circular, addressed to trie faithful, stating that on Sept. 4 they held a meeting and waited upon the who blessed them and revealed to them the steps they should take in the prekent emergency. The substance of tliis dispensation is that John Taylor, senior of (he Apostles, is to administer tlic affairs of the Church ad interim, assisted assisted and advLsied by John W. Young, Daniel H. Wells and George Q. Cannon. Cannon. At St, Elmo, Fayette County, 111., on the night of the 9th, the house of Mr. John Scales was ribbed by a tramp or burglar, the family being absent. On the following morning Mr. Scales returned returned home aiid discovered the robbery, robbery, and soon after saw a man lurking about the premises, who started to nm 03 soon as discovered. Mr. Scales mounted a horse and started in pursuit, arid when in hailing distance of the fugitive ordered him to halt. Tlie latter thereupon turned and leveled a revolver at Mr. Scales, firing three shots, all of which took effect, killing Iiim almost instantly. As soon as the trageily became • known, a posse ol " about 100 citizens, mounted and armed, started in pursuit of the murderer. He was soon overtaken and ordered to surrender, surrender, when lie again wheeled around, and, witli a revolver in eaeli liand, fired several shots with fat^U precision, the first shot killing Frank Barnes, the second second mortally wounding Frank ^Vise- mani and tti.u tliird killing a hor.se. The terrible: certainty of the robber's aini somewhat disconcerted his '\mr- suers, .and the villain was suffei-ed to again get away, but as the wliolc country country was soon under arms and in pursuit, his papture, deiul or alive, seemed to be assured. The \yiseonsin Uepublican State Convention Convention was held at Madison on tlie 11th. The following ticket was inominated: Goyernor, "William E. Smith, of Milwaukee; Milwaukee; Lieutenant-Governor, J. JI. Binghamj of _Chippewa; Secretar3' of State, Ilans B. Warner, of Tierce; State Treasurer,'Uieh-trd Guentlier, of AVin- ncbago; Attorney-General, W. E. Carter, of Grant; Superintendent of I Public : Instruction, W. C. Whitford, Of Kock. The platform favors the remonetization of silver coinj Government supeiTision of inlur- Statjj railways, and o])poses all land grants to railroad corporations. In- shakcn confidence is expressed in llic purposes and patriotism of President Hayes, but his Southern policy is declared declared to bo merely experimental, and should it not result iii order and peace, it is dc- m.an'iiod "that other measures be adopted, adopted, Which shall secure to nil eitizcns,' withbut distinction of race or color, tlie fullest enjoyment of their constitutional rights." __ The eruption of Cotopaxi, which took place on July '25, causiid the deslnictioiij it is estimated, of 1,000 lives, beside.f great numbers of cattle and a vast amount of property. Streams of water poured from all the craters at once on the Callao side, sweeping away every thing in their course. Anotlier irresistible irresistible torrent followed the course of the Saquinal lUvcr. i By the collision of the British ships ^Avalanche and Forest in the English Channel on the 12th, over 100 lives wert; ['lost. The Avalanche was commanded by Capt. Williams, and was bound from London to "New Zealand, with f>S passengers passengers and 32 in the crew. The Forest,' Forest,' Capt. Lockhart, was bounil from London to New York, in balh-ist, and had a crew of 21 men. Both vessels went to the bottom. Among the saved arc Capt. Lockhart, the Chief Mate, and seven others of the Forest. The third officer and two seamen are the only ones reported saved from the Avalanche. with the Executive Committee of the Greenback party. Apian of consolidation consolidation was agreed upon, the Workingmen agreeing to adopt the currency planks of the Greenback platform, and the latter latter to abandon tkeir State ticket and nominate a new one upon which the workingmen should have a fair representation. representation. The new ticket is headed by Stephen Johnson, of Miami, for Governor, Governor, the old Greenback nominee. The total amount of 4 per cent, bonds subscribed for in this country and in Europe by the Syndicate and by prirate corporations and individuals foots np $77,500,000, and the final amount of 5-20 bonds called in on account of this subscription is $10,000,000, leaving §27,000,000 yet to be called in. Three Meicican bandits concerned in the outrage at Rio Grande City, Texas, have been surrendered to the United States officials. The international rifle match between t !ic British and American teams at Creodmoor, X. Y.,on the 13th and 14th, resulted in a victory for the Americans by a lead of 02 points. The following itj a summary of the scores: jimericant. KJOynrtlH l,m 1,101 1.000 1,0» 1,11 l,(iT-i i.m 3,->34 3,21!! 'J'hc Department of Agriculture cotton report for the first week in September, gives the general average as 80, against !»i for last September. The caterpillar is jir^sent in all the Gulf States and in Soutli Carolina, but has done little damage damage as yet, except in Texas and some parishes in Louisiana. In the Atlantic Stales there is much complaint of rust, mainly resulting from drought. A Tucson disiiatch of the 15tli says that Major 'Tupper's command hail struck the. rebellious Warm Spring Indians Indians at Knight's IJanch and killed 40 of them. The Indians had previously killed at least 14 white men and wounded wounded eight, besides capturing and destroying destroying a largd amount of property. More complete returns from the election election in Maine indicate that the Uepubli­ can majority for Governor wHl reach about ll,.00O. At Sarg"ent's llanch, Placer County, Cal., on the loth, Mr. Sargent, his foreman, foreman, Louis Oder, and Mrs. Oder were iiiurdered in cold blood by a part}- of Chinamen for the purpose of robbing llie ranch. Four of the suspected parties parties were arrested and taken to the County Jail at Auburn. While en route .-i mob threatened to hang the prisoners, but they were protected by the ofliccr.* in charge. The mob then raided the Chinese quarter of the town, which WILS .sul)se<iuently burned. A dispatch from Bozeman, Mont., 17lh, .says: A courier has just arrived from Crow Agency, with an official dispatch dispatch from Gen. Sturgis. He says in substance that the Nez Perces flanked them and proceeded down Clark's Fork. He followed them two days and came upon them on the Yellowstone about seven miles below the mouth of Clark's Fork and fought them nearlj' all day. He captured sev- cr.ll hundred horses, killed a great many Indians, .and lost some soldiers. The Crows fought, and captured 156 horses. Howard's cavalrj', under Sanford, took a hand in the fight, but Gen. Howard was reported 25 miles in the rear. Lieut. Clark, commanding Indian scouts at Camp Ilobinson, Neb., has started for Washington in charge of :i delcg.ation of Indian chiefs who d«sire to have a pow-wow with the Great Father. Amongst the distinguishe'd aborigines of the party are the following: Sioux- Spotted Tail, Hollow Horn Bear, Little Hawk, Ring Thunder, Spotted Tail, Jr., White Tail, Swift Bear, Good Horse, Bed Bear, Touch-the-Clond, Red Cloud, Young-Man-Afraid-of-His-Horses, Little Little Wound, Ye'.low Bear, American Horse, BigBoals, Jumping Shield, Hc- Dog, Little-Big-Man and Three Bears. Arapahoes—Black Cole, Sharp JJo.-^c and Friday. The Presidential party arrived at Louisville on the 17th, and met with a ivery demonstrative reception, business generally being suspended and the whole city made gay with flags, festoons and other decorations. After a brief welcoming speech by the JIayor, the Rev. Stuart RobinSon made a formal address, which was responded to by the President and Secretaries Evarts, Key, Thompson, Thompson, Schurz, andMcCrary. Gov. Hampton, Hampton, of South Carolina, and other gentlemen gentlemen also took part in the speechmaking.. speechmaking.. After visiting the Exposition the President and Cabinet dined with Gen. Bristow. MINOR NOTES. A IiurKlar, armed with an ax, entered the residence of Itlctinrd Hollnp,' near .St. Paul, Ind., on the night at the 8tb, and arouxiii); Mr. ISuljDt;, compelled bim to open the draw- cni of bin bureau. While the burglar was intent intent upon hU icarch for valuables, Ur.BolIng seized the ax and struck him upon the head, killinK him instantly. A "Workingmen'!) Convention was held at Pittsburg,Pa., on the 10th, and-a State ticket nominated. The platform adopted demands the repeal of the Resumption act, a tanff for protection, an ctgfat-faonr law, the repeal of all conspiracy laws, arbitration between labor and oapital, etc The ]relIow fevsr excitement at Feman- rdIna ,Fla.,ha8cspMd manyof tl)« inliabl- tantu to flee td other localities. Up to the 10th there had been seven deaths.. The Republican and Democratic .State Committees of Ohio li.ive arrangeil for Joint di.4cussions between Stanley Matthews and Thomas Ewing, to be held at some of the principal towns in the State. A iraris Urspatcti of the 11th .says that Gambctta has been sentenced to three months' imprisonment and a fine ot 3,000 francs in default of appearing in court to answer for his speech at Lille, attacking President McMahon. The seizure of five Republican ' newspapers,' presumably for publishing reports of the trial, from which the public Vvcrc excluded, is also reported. Rev. FatheriJohn McElroy, the oldest Catholic priest in the United States, died at Frederick, Md., on the rith. He was born in Ireland in 17S2, and came to this country in 1803. Uc accompanied the American army under Gen. Taylor to Mexico, and had charge of the sick and wounded at Mat- amdras. President Hayes, Secretary McCrary Chief-Justice Walte, (i-^n. H. P. Butler and Gen. J. I). Cox assisted and made addresses at the unveiling nf the soldiers' monument at the Soldiers' Home at l>ayton', O., on the 12th. The Massachusetts Prohibitionists have nominated a State ticket headed by Judge Pitman lor Governor. The Prohibitionists of I'ennsylvania liave also entered the State canvass with a ticket headed by A. II. Wilton Wilton for Suprcmi! .Judge. Emil Josapliat, who ran a small deposit bank at 1(U itaiulolph .Street, Chicago, has left the city, leaving the bank Insolvent. IJabilitics variously estimated at from ^'J-'',000 ^'J-'',000 to $riO ,000, with anscts not over $5,000. A receiver has been placed In charge. A negro natnctl Andrew Riclmrds, who was under arrost at Winchester, Scott County, III., forcommiitiiigan outrage upon a respectable white woman, was taken from ^he Jail by a mob on the 11th and hanged to a tree. In Grundy County, Iowa, on the IOth,a mob of about :!00 mm forcibly took from the Sheritr a luuii named W. U. Glynder, whom he was conveying to Juil, and hanged him to a tree, (flyiiiler was charged with committing committing an outrage upon a girl named Martin Martin and then kill .ing her. He was seen walking walking with Uie ;,'irl only a short lime before she was missed, and near the place where her body was found. lie protested his innocence innocence to the last. Ex-l'resideiit Gnuit lias visited Inverness and Glasgow in Scotland, receiving the freedom of both cities. The whaling schooher Charles Thompson, of Providence, Mass., arrived home on the l "Jth from a cruise via Fernandina, Fla., in charge of the mate of the baniue Caciiiuc, which vessel founil the Thompson drifting about without a navigator. Captain I.eacli having died of yellow fever, and the mates being down with the same disease. Mark W. Pillow, of M.viry County, Tenii., shot him-^elf through the head while seated in a saloon at Memphis, on the i:!th. l)e- ce:ised w .is a bachelor, aged tl't, and a member member of one of the oldest and most respected families of the State. Chronic invalidism was probably tiic cause of his taking his own life. President Hayes visited the sick bed of ticuator Morton, at liielimond, Ind.,' on the 13th. Ry advice of the. 'Senator 's physiclaiu), no third person was allowed to be present at the inten -iew. Hon. .lohn M. Dawson, (iovornor of T 'tali Territory In l .sol, died at his liorac in Fort Wayne, Ind., on the lOth, aged ti'. (iov. Wade Haniplon,of .South Carolina, delivered the addre .ss at the. Winnebago County (III.) Fair, on the i:UIi. At Cleveland, <)., on the llth, a sporting man,namcd Charles Croft, shot his wife and then attempted to lake his own life. Mrs. Croft will probably recover, but it was thouglit (,'roft would die. Croft's wife had commenced proceedings for divorce. He made a coMfc *iion, stating tliat he bad premeditated premeditated murder and suicide. President Hayes atteniled and presided at the reunion of his old regiment, the Twcnty- tliird Ohio Volunteers, at Fremont, on the 13th. He was re-elected President of the a.<socIatIon. The Secretary of the Treasury has recently recently received the sum of iT,.Vil from some party party unknown In .New Vork City, for errors and omissions in returning income tax. It was placed to the credit of the^"consciencc fund." Lewis 3Iycrs,;Treasurcr of Auglaize County, County, Ohio, who was reported to have been seized by a gang of robbers and compelled to oiicn his safe, from which .'f;iO,O0O was taken, has been Iiiinsclf arrested for complicity complicity in the robbery. Tw6 counterfeiters, n.imcd W. W. Hutchison Hutchison and W. P. Fauk, were arrested at Tyrone, Tyrone, Pa., on the l.'/th. Hutchison attempt- ad to escape and was' shot dead. A gang of burglars broke open lour safes at Lawrence, Kansas, on the night of the 14th, secured about .fTOO, and decamped. Cattle in the vicinity of Leavenworth, Kansas, liave become infected with the Texas Texas lever and are dying by dozens. Theherd of Indian cattle I>y which the disease was propagated were shipped to St. Louis. Thirty new cases of yellow fever were reported reported at Fernandina, Fla., on the 15th. 'Whole families had been stricken down, and all who could were fleeing from the city. The London Teleijraph has a dispatch from Stanley,, the African]"cxpIorcr, dated Embomma, ^ Congo, west coast of Africa, August 10. iTfe,states that he h.is completely completely navigated the Lnahiba, and has succeeded In proving It Identic:il with the Congo. Mayor A. AV. Parsons, ol Burlington, Iowa, is a defaulter and a fugitive from Justice. He was Assistant Cashier of the Merchants' National Bank, President ot « Building and Loan Association, and Treasurer Treasurer of the School Board. His Bank deficit is about 1K>0,000, and a corresponding deficit is expected to be found in the other funds entrusted to his keeping. The coal operators In the lychigh "Valley, Pennsylvania, have made a concession to the miners and work has recommenced. The anniversary of the liaftlo of Xcw Orleans, Orleans, .Sepl.-H, was celebrateil in that city with appropriate ceremonies. •* A'Icc-Admlral Canaris, Greek Premier, died ot apoplexy on the lutb. At Areola, Douglas County, III., on the 10th, a son of Mrs. Speed, agtd 12, was kindling kindling the fire wHK kerosene, when the can exploded, ictUng the home on iBr8|;,whfch was burned to the ground. The unfortunate unfortunate boy was so badly injured as to be unable unable to make his escape from the building." ^ . The Kansas City Exposition opened on the 17tb with a very fine display of machineiy, textile fabrics, agricultural implements, horses, cattle, 'etc Levi WeMo;^ oolo/ed, aged IS. w«a haog- «d by4 moV at UbttreMboro,' wka Covcatr, committing an assault Ark., on the 3d, for upon a white lad^, Felix Dardenn'e {and Tom Beachman, white, and Jim Powell, colored, were killed by the explosion of a saw-mill boiler near Pine Bluff, Ark., ijecently. Several other employees were sevjcrely scalded. THE EURbPEAN WAR. I Additional repoijts of murders and outrages outrages by Russhm adherents are made public by Turkish oiBcials| In Eastern Biilgaria the Circassians arc said to have committed the most horrible outrages; In the village of Suijuk alone, 300 persons being ma.s.sacrcd and their houses burned to the ground. The corpses of 100 women were foimd at Samuela. Samuela. | The Russian batteries before Plevna opened a fierce firejon the 8th, which had continued dally until the 12th, the Turkish guns maintaining jthcir fire unimpaired. The Turkish position was considered almost impregnable. A Russian official dispatch of the 13th claimed the capture by assault of the heights of Crevitza, Osman Pasha's strongest outpost outpost at Plevna. There were heavy losses on both sides. | The Russian assault upon Ptc\uia, up to the 1-tth, had not resulted In any further progress, and it was thought by the best military eorrcspontlents that the Turkish stronghold could only bo taken by a protracted protracted siege. Ple\jna Is said to be victu­ aled for two months. News froni Plevna to the 13th, stated that Genr' SkobcloIT, the Russian commander, had been forced to jibandon some of the advantageous advantageous positions previously secured by bIm, on account of! not receiving necessary reinforcements. A' Const^intinoplc dispatch of the lUth says thaj. the Russians have been disastrously defeated at Plevna, and forced to retire to SIstova and Tirnova. It was reported from Constantinople on the 17th that Suleiman Pasha hadt.ikcn Fort St. Kicholas, one of the main positions of the Russians in Schlpka Pass. It is reported also that Stehemet JAIi and Suleiman Pasha liavc elTected a Jumition of forces, and, it is thought, may move'against the army of the Czarowitch. ' Precocity at Long Branch. A correspondent, writing from Long Branch, says: I was much amused this morning at C o'cldck breakfest. A little chap about 8 years of age, climbed into a chair at the table where I was sipping my matutinal cofllee, and, with the freedom freedom of childhood, said, as he rubbed his hands, "It's very chilly this morning." morning." I assented and mildly suggested, " Little folks ought to be in bed yet," when he nearly j upset not only my gravity but my avoirdupois, by saying in a tone that wa^ the perfection of a youn^ American, "Oh! I was al the hop last night and couldn't rest. A 'cup. of coflee will make me all right." I bit my mustache to keep back the laugh, wheh he added, "One sees so much at a watering-place that one gets tired out during the season." I asked him anxiously, "How often have you been here?" and with a j-awn, politely hid with his hands, "Five years this season —I am tired of it." My conscience! the baby was absolutely blase at 8 years old. He got his coffee, and mamma sailed in resplendent in fashionable attire, attire, the left hand fingers invisible above Ihe first joint for diamonds, and said: "Mauriee,you had bettor cat something-" "No, thank you, ma; the coflee is enough. I will see the girls" (his sisters, sisters, I afterwards aHcertaincd), and he marched out jauntilj*, as if this world had nothing worth seeing, and all enjoyment enjoyment had, so far as ho was concerned, been absorbed like the iuicc of an orange, and the peel was good lor nothing. A Baby by ExpreHs. People who are fond of the practical theory of the advent of biibics which makes them angels, escaped through the gate left ajar by a compassionate saint, will be horrified to hear of the modern prosaic process of obtaining babies by express. But it is a fact. A lady in this city, desiring a house-flower of this sort, and having a fancy for the daughters daughters of the sunny Soutli, sent a description description of the kind of a child she wanted to a foundling hospital in New Orleans. A day or two ago she received a reply that a child suiting her description h.t(l been found among the babies in the hospital, and that it was on its way to Cincinnati. Imagine her sensation yes- terd.ty morning when the messenger of the Adams Express rang the bell and announced a package for Mrs. , at the same time presenting a little human human fairy, a little girl of tender years, with an express label tied to one little arm. The package was duly receipted lor and was gladly welcomed.—Ctncin- iiali GazeUc. m.n m Anecdotes of a Tirglnia Goremor. An elderly gentleman in this county, who well Recollects Gov. Thomas Mann Randolph, represents him to have been a man of remarkable activity and great physical power, although his weight was but 130 pounds. It is related that a mad dog once came to Monticello and ensconced himself under the portico. Colonel Randolph ran for his pistol, but found to his dismay that there was no powder on the premises with which to load it. In this dilemma Colonel Randolph resorted to a curious expedi-r ent, and' accomplished a daring feat. Encasing his left arm heavily with woolen cloths, he took his dirk in the right, and t)oldly attacked the rabid brute. Presenting his left arm, the dog immediately seized it, when he was dispatched dispatched by the dirk with a single thrust. It is said that Colonel Randolph would froqaently swim rivers when out of their banks rather than go out of his way to a bridge. Upon one occasion, having sold a horse to a friend, he told the purchaser purchaser some weeks afterward that ho had forgotten to inform him that the animal wonld sometimes shy at lo^ when swimming. Meriwether l/cwis Randolph, a son of Gov. ThomasMann, was also a man of great physical strength. It is related that he once carried carried 1,000 pounds wetoht across a room in. ShadweU Um.—CharloUatville Chronicle. ] ' • THE only religious daily paper in the country hiu just snspended puolication. People don't care to have re " ed np to unless it' raffle,» of that a6rt,^Botton Pott. e gion serv- ce a week, pomes in the form of a chimsh floored^ conoert, or sbmethinf; SHOT-GUN POLITICS. The JHlMlsaippi Flan of Conducting Campaign—An Armed Mob of Demo- crnta FreTentlos Bepnblican Candidates from SpeaklDK. [From the St. Louis Globe-Democrat.] Mr. J. C. Ellis, of Fayette, Jefferson County, Mississippi, arrived in the city, Saturday Saturday morning, and mak«s a statement which goes far to show that the btill-dozer of that Southern region is neither dead nor slumbering, and that in spite of pacification and conciliation, the " Mississippi plan" of conducting political campaigns is not yet a thing of the past. Mr. £llis was bom and reared in Jefferson Cotnny, Miss., and kis father has resided there nearly HO years. The Ellises were Union men during the war and had to flea to the Federal lines to escape rebel violence. Since the war they have been Republicans. The senior Ellis occupied a place on the Bench six years, being now a practicing lawyer at Fayette. J. C. Ellis was district Clerk for four years, and is also an attorney, but, a week ago, was compelled to leave the country to escape the violence of- a Democratic mob. He is now a refugee, and docs not dare return for fear his life will be taken by a mob. A reporter of the Glohe-Dtmoerat interviewed Mr. Ellis, who makes a statement substantially as follows: follows: A campaign is now In progress In Mississippi for the election of county oflicers and members of the Legislature. Under the bull-dozing process the Republican party of the State nas become' so disorganized and disintegrated that few straight party nominations nominations are being made, -the Republicans generally giving their support to independent, independent, conservative candidates. THK RKPUULICANS of Jefferson County, feeling assured that in spite of the fact that they had a majority of votes in the county, would not be permitted to install their nominees even if they were elected, concluded to make no nominations, but to support Independent candidates for the Legislature and for local offices. Somo of the Independent candidates were Republicans Republicans and others Democratic The first grand rally of the campoign was announced to take place Saturday, September 8, at a school-house five miles from the town of Fayette. Among the speakers who were to address the meeting were: Mr. Ellis, R. J. H. Finly and —. Hicks, the two latter candidates candidates for the Legislature. Ellis left l-'ayettc about 9 o'clock in the evening, on horseback, for the place of meeting. W'hcn half way there, be met a number of colored people considerably excited. He asked them whv they were leaving the schoolhouse. schoolhouse. They stated that a targe number of armed members of the Democratic Clubs had made ti(cir appearance on the ground and warned tliem to.leave, as there would be bloodshed if thaTndopendents and Repiib- licans attempted to hold a meeting. Ellis appealed to the colored men to return with him to the school-bouse and participate in the meeting; that they had a rightas American American citizens to hold political gatherings, and that the Democrats dare not offer violent violent interference. The m.iJority ot the mon returned with him, but the others, being afraid of trouble, went home. WhenEllisand his party arrived on the ground a few color- people were still there, and there were present present about seventy-five Democrats in club uniform, and armed with double-barreled shot-guns. The Indepenent candidate soon arrived, and had a conference with J. D. S. Davenport, Chairman of- the Democratic Executive Committee, who was there armed. armed. They asked if the Democrats were there for the purpose of preventing the lu- ilependcnts and Republicans from speaking. Davenport, replied that they were there to preserve the peace, and did not intend that any ISCESDIAUY SPEECHES should be made; that Ellis, who was particularly particularly obnoxious- to the Democratic party, would not be permitted to address the meeting. meeting. Ellis insisted that he bad a right to speak, and would do so at any cost, but, after after a consultation with his friend, ho agreed, for the sake of avoiding bloodshed, that he wonld take no part in the speaking. The Democrats sUted that they had no objections to FInly and Hicks speaking, and gave the assurance that they should be protected. protected. FInly was the first speaker. When he took his position on the stand a unifonn- cd Democrat, with shot-gun In hand, was stalIon9da few feet behind him, for the m.nnifest purpose of intimidating the speaker speaker and to prevent him from giving expression expression to bold •raggrcssivc sentlmcnlii. The armed Democrats stood In front ot the speaker, and he had hardly finished his first sentence when they broke out in stiout.s. These derisive demonstrations were repeated repeated at tite end of almost every sentence, and it was with the greatest difficulty that Finly could speak in a connected way. The Republicans Republicans present were thoroughly intimidated intimidated and remained quiet. FInly persevered persevered in his efforts to speak and appealed for a •luict hearing. His appeal was met with the most boisterous applause and clapping of hands, undoubtedly meant to turn toe occasion occasion Into a farce.' The remarks that he did make were of an extremely moderate character; character; he had no violent abuse for the Democratic Democratic party; his utterances were not incendiary; incendiary; it was simply an effort at a temperate temperate statement of - the reasons why the people, without reference to partv, should vote the Independent ticket. He' told the armed Democrats that he was not there to stir up BAD BI.00D, but to present his own claims and those of his fellow-candidates, and that as an old citizen of the county he asked for respectful attention. Finding that the Democrats were determined to deny him the right of ing'by the'Conrt-house, be appealed to the Deputy Clerk, who stood at the doorway, to use his authority as a conservator of the E eace to 'prevent the mob' from following im. The deputy replied he had no power to act. Ellis (ontinued his retreat, eluding his pursuers, and reaching in safety the house of his father, situated in the suburbs. Thinldng the mob might follow, he shut and locked the doors, and loaded what guns and pistols there were in the house. There was a great din of voices up the street, and a friend brought the intelligence thatthe mob was increasing, and that there were open THREATS OF LYSCHIXG Ellis, and advised the latter to get away as quick as possible. Verv shortly afterwards the Sheriff arrived and proposed to arrest Ellis for his assaiUt on Stewart, stating that Stewart's skull was fractured. Ellis prevailed prevailed on the Sheriff not to take him into town, where he might be seized {bv the mob, but to wait untilKonday morning, -when Ellis would voluntarily give himself tra. The Sheriff returned without Ellis. The noise continued to grow louder and louder, and being convinced the mob would storm the house in a few minutes and kill or capture him, Ellhi went out the back way, gettini into a cornfield at the rear of ids father' residence From his concealment he could plainly hear the shouts of the mob. When darkness came on he went across fields to the house of a friend named McClure. He sent a messenger to see what woa going on in town, and learned that the mob, finding he had escaped from hia father's house, ha* sent parties in every direction in search of bim, and the intention of lynching him, if he could be eaught, was boldly and publicly expressed. Ellis spent tEat night In the garret of McClure's house, and also the following day. In the afternoon he wrote a note to bis father, father, asking for adricc. His father replied that the mob-feeling was as violent as on the day before, and under no circhmstances ought be to show himself in public, but to escape from the country as speedily os possible. possible. That night Ellis, under the guidance of two friends, left McClure's.house, traveling traveling a path through the woods in the direction direction of acertain railway station on the Jackson Jackson railroad. Ellis traveled till daylight, and during the day RE.MAIKED COKCEALED in the woods. At nightfall he resumed his Journey, and reached the railway station in time to take the midnight north-bound train. ; He came through without delav,and reached St. Louis Saturday morning, where lie is stopping with relatives and friends. He stated to the reporter that ho never intended intended to return to Jefferson County, as he is convinced the bull-dozers would not permit permit him to live there, and he proposes to settle in a clime where shot-guns are not looked upon as necessary agencies in the settlement of vexed political questions. PRESIDENT HAYES. Specchei Delivered DariuK Bis Western and SontJiem Tour. AT THE KEDICATIOS OF THE SOLDIERS' 3IO.VC- MSXT AT DAYTOX, OHIO. ; Mr FniEsns: A few, unpremeditated sentences, sentences, a little plain soldiers' talk, is all that yon will expect. This monumeut reminds nic, and, as f taciition It, it will remind verj- many in this great audience, of the first soldiers' soldiers' monuments that w-e erected in 1861. Vou all remember what thoy were. All who look part in those first buttles of the great conflict Tomembcr, and can never forget, the feelings of sailness with wliich wc saw the remains of our dead comrades gnthered np and placed in their hist resting-place. TIipj- wcrt; gathered up, you know, by the parties died " ' •• Uy. _ had been dug and In their untfofma thej' had detailed to bury the dead, carefiUIy, respect fully, t«ndcriy; and when the sboUow grave been laid away and covered up, their comrades comrades looked about to see what memento tlii-y could leave, and they: left little frag'- ments, frail fragments, of cracker boxes, marking with a pencU the name of the regiment and company of the dead comrade, hoping that thoy would in some way be useful, useful, little perhaps dreaming at the time that to the private soldier Bhoftld be erected with granite and marble and brass such a structure ns we now behold. And behold the change! Instead of that little fmifincnt, perishable and fragile, wo have these enduring monuments monuments forever to guzo upon. How glorious this change! Uoos It not remind us of the growth In the sentiment of all nnmklnd, of the appreciation of work that these men old? Then wo hardly know what yras to Iio tho result of it all, but now we know that thoio men were flghtlng the battle otfrvcdum for all mankind. Now we know that tliey have savcil to liberty and to pcaco the liest i)art of the best continent continent on tiic globe. [C'hei-rs.| As this work compares with tho frail cnicker-box mchiorlals, so does this work which they have done compare witli any conception of it which wc then could have bad. Korevcr hereafter wo shall rcniAinbcr the American private soldier as having e»tBWI.'<hed a free nation, whore evcr>' man has an equal chance and a fair start in the race of life. [Applause.] [Applause.] This is the work ot tho American private soldier, and as that innnuinent teaches many lessons, let us not forget this one. It Is u monument to rominil us that manv are still living of the great army, who nrotlievlctlinsof that war. .><6me have lo.st limbs; some have lost those habits and characteristics characteristics that enable men to succeed In life, wherever tliev are. Let ns reiilenibcr Blwn ,v-» that the debt to the dead! American soldier can be best paid to the living American soldier. [Continued applansc] AT CIN-CISKATI, FELiow-ciTizENs: Tliesf enthnsliutlc greetings and this very generous welcome by. ray old friends and neighbors of CIncipnati are indeed very gratifying to me. I do not take them as a mere personal compliment. I understand that lurgclj they mean that y^\x are attached to the principles of the Government Government of the United States. TApplanso.] I trust also that I may accept this demonstra- — tlon OS In part due to the fact that the pco free speech by punctuating every remark by •lo of Cincinnati approvcjthc general course deafening shouU, and that it was useless to »' the Administration in regard to the great continue, FInly tlescended from the stand. '— * """"* " " He was followed by Mr. Hicks, Independent candidate for the Legislature, a man who had previously voted the Democratic ticket. Hicks was subjected to the same indlKnitics that bad been heaped on Finly. The mob was uproarious in its applause, the effect being so confusing that it was impossible for the speaker to proceed. Hiclcs made a direct appeal to Col. McGInley, a leading Democrat present, to use his efforts to Iteep order, and this appeal was met with a shout. All through Hicks's effort to speak the crowd indulged in hoots, Jeering remarks and insults. insults. It was impossible for any man to orate under such circumstances, and Hicks, finding bis endeavors futile, wisely sat down. No other Republicans or Independents attempted attempted to speak. Upon a consultation it was decided to disperse,: and the meeting was accordingly dismissed. The Democrats were enthusiastic over their success in preventing preventing free speech, and :retumed to town in high glee. Ellis also inade his way back to Fayette with his friends. The streets were full of boisterous Democrats, who indulged indulged in the most vioient language towards towards Republicans, andjthreatened cartain 0B.V0XI017S 3IEN with a dose of mob law If they did not keep quiet. There seemed to he a portictdar aversion aversion to Ellis on account of bis active opposition opposition to the Democratic ticket and his Dold support of the opposing candidate. Ho was advised not to go on the streets, but bavlog business with one or two incn he went out to. find them. While cngiiged In a conversation conversation with a young nun named Dudley Stewart, Stewart, a violent Democrat^ the latter remarked: "Well, Ellis, the boys .wouldn't let you speak to-day." Ellis rejplied, "Yes, and it was a very \cowardiy act." Thi» brought on an •- altercation, whieh cnlminatcd in • . Stewart striking at Ellis. Kilts struck beck, when Stewart gathered a brick and threw it at Ellis, the comer of the missile grazing the head of Ellis. Ellis. Ellis hadlohlaBandabeainrstlek, with wbichhestmck hiaantagonist»bIow,fellIng him to the ground. Dr. Renfbert, brother- in-law of Stewart, ran with a pistol, enrstng and flourishing Us weapon, but did not fire. The crowd benn to gather, and Ellis withdrew withdrew a short distance up the street. The crowd followed, uttering threats of lynch law all Hie time. A colored man ran bom the crowd to where Ellis was, and loid, "Getawar, Hr. Sllla, the crowd wUlIitirt yon." EHb retreated tip the street. Foss- and dlfflCQlt questions of how to bring a)>out complete and permanent nacitlcation • of tbc country. IChcers.] The whole country—all sections, all States, all people, all races and all elasses are deeply interested in the permanent permanent pacification of the country. [Cheers.] Bnt, my friends.fno part of the people of the United States arc more deeply interested interested in restoring harmony l>etwecn the north and south than tho people people of Cincinnati. rChecrs.] Daring the greater part of the penodiof my residence in Cincinnati, this city was n border city; it was like Italtlmore and LouUville, a border city. On the other side of the lihe was a population by circumstances beyondj our control, in the same degree alienated and estranged from us. Itut, my friends, the great object and the desire of myself and the gentlemen associated associated with mc In the Government is to change all that. 1 wish to see Ciaclnnati occupy the position which her geographical location entitles entitles her to occupy. 1 -wlsn Cincinnati to be one of the great tentral cities of the best continent continent on the globe. [Cheers.] I believe, my friends, that the day is coming—nay, Ibollev^e the day has come-when j tbc e ;rcat conflict that r-iffcd between us for more than 60 years is to be closed. [Cheers;] j And how deeply are wc interested In it? Four years since tho great crisis in monetary and bh.siness affalrs.and yet the depression has not entirely passed away. Konr months ago, in Newj York, In the presence presence of a large assemblage of merchants of thatcitv, 1 thought proper to say that In ray Jutfgment.we might] couraging and decisive' look tor early en- indloMions, of a restoration of business prosperity through To-day, my friends, I think out the country. ^ I may say that in the opinions of wise and prucwnt observers, these ifndicatlbna which I predicted, have come till pass. Look at it I Tboy arc not, perhaps, tui decided as we could wish, but I was informed{to-day that the railroads railroads of the Northwest arc beginning to carry carry to market the great| croDs^are already earning more than at any prcrions similar period of the year aineo tho'crosb At 1873. In nur own State, I am told, itlte I.«]ce Shore Boad Is doing a larger bnaineaaitbaa orar before, oiid that the wholesale mercbanta of the great eittcs are Ixiglnnlng to hare a trade greater than at any time since this paiiic LAWBKNCE , or better known to his early Companions as " Lar" Donahue— and possibly now Lar Donahue Pasha— is a popular officer in the Turkish in- fantiy. His military career has been very remarkable. He perred as a British piiratein the Crimea, as, a Zonavein the Papal army, as a^ French soldier in the Franco-Prussian ^rar,. and as a Car* list in Spidn. He is young, rioh and ao* compllsnecl. ISTEWS. THE bodyof Tracey Titus was found on the track of the Rock Island and Pacific Railroad, between Leavenworth and Plattej , City (Mo.) on the morning of the 9th. Ho was was a traveling-salesman, and had evidently been inurdered; but the cause of his murder murder or by whom he Was murdered are still mysteries. He was first shot from ambush, and his body then placed upon the track, where it was run over by two freight trains. The detectives think they have a cle\^ to thfe ' murdAer, and tliey are following it up. ABOUT going to Kansas.—Under the above heading heading the Philadelphia Record has « column column editorial from which we publish. Just to let our readers know what fools there are in the world. The te.vt for the editorial is the feilowing letter: , I. To the EdUor of the Itteord: 1 was .Rector of one of tho most important parishes in Kansas, Kansas, as well as a preacher at its agricultural college, and traveled hundreds of miles over the prairies. Tho few advantages offered by that overrated country as a homo for tho worklngman are greatly exaggerated, wbilo its many disadvantages are studiously withheld withheld from the public, Workingmen who shall be induced by reckless statemeuta ta.. emigrate to Kniuias wilt bo grievously disappointed. disappointed. J. 1». FUOETT. »3 Korth Ninth Street. The if ecorrf, after ad \.;rti8lng laborers .to go AVest, but to avoid Kaiisas, says: "Tlie cliniatc of Kansas Is one of extreme .beat and cold, the thcrmometer'ranging from 100 ^ degrees above to % to 40 dejjrecs below zfero. It is far from market,and its products,thera-' i fore, bring but stnall reward to producars- Its society is generally rude and ^ough. Its best people txo Puritanic and the rest Satan- Ic—tbe one class being as disagreeable-as the other is dangerous. The. prevailing moral tone of society in Kansas is as low as '• its winters cold. JThewolf, the Indian and the highwayman infest the western section, and over-sharp Yankees and'other Eastern adventurers ' its jcastem. settlements. The State was bom of blood and ruffianism and , . its inhabitants are a cross between New ijng-. land humbugs and Missouri murderers. Its greatest statesman is Pomcroy and its leading cicrgymati Kalloch, who had to jnw.- away from pious Boston for drinking whjsKy " skins" with a doubtful woman. It's maiiy eattle have to winter on the bleak prairie, without a tree, a hill or a bam to protect them from the cruel winds that come sweeping sweeping down from the Rocky Mountains during five or six months in the year, and when the spring thaw comes their toils drop off. [Indeed, [Indeed, very many! of the poor bmtes freeze to death during; the long and wretohed winters. In suinrner, the heat is as intense as the cold is ii^ winter. The farmer {can- raise enough of 'grain, potatoes, etc., to feed his family in winter, but ha can not indulge extensively in groceries and.dry goodsi A' wagon load of wheat hauled to the nearest town—say a hundred miles off—will buy but a very small stdclt of store goods. And what show for prosperity is there for afarm labor-' - er in Kansas when the farmer and land-: holder can obtaiii but a mere exi8tcocc?| Wc advise all podr men, and ail who cotutem- - plategoing West[ to better their condi<ioni to give Kansas a wide berth, and^ .to some land that the Lord has thought fit to smile upon; to choose a region in which they^vill not freeze in wiiiter nor roast in summer; where they will not be persecuted, by. one cla.<is'6f people because deemed to be bad, nor inurdered byj another because thought to be too good; where New Ingland hypocrites hypocrites and humbugs do not rule one end of thc'.Statc and highwaymen and horsc-th^ves the other; but w;hcre there is a genial' cll.- mateanda market for what they produce and fair wages fdr tho: worklngman; where neither the'^otaphorlcal nor real "wolf iiaunt their doors; whore at least one and one hill canj be seen on ten thou i acres of land: wbero tho winds do not the tires from tli'e wagon-wheels, the from men's head^i, nor the earth from wheat roots, till they stand outfrotn the ground like'bligbted radishes In the spiring. will tree hand ilow hair; tlie There arc many Stated in the West] and Southwest that offer .proper inducementls to emigrants; many in which tho climate is pleasant, the soil gencroiis, and the people agreeable. But JKansas b not one of them. Keep away from Kansas. Rather go to Canada or Kanftschatka we had almost said. No matter if Kansas did make a creditable show of cereals ind fruits at the Centennial. Any State can furnish fine selected specimens specimens of corn-ears and apples^ The point is, what are they; worth to the producer? What's the difference how fine com is in a country where the people bum it, to run locomotives, locomotives, and where, in the absence of cheaper fuel, they burn it to keep from freezing and to cook their food—bum a bushel of corn-ears to cook a cora-cake, which they have to eat without butter or salt! Talk not to us of emigrating to Kansas. Kansas. Better die in Fhiladelpbia than'live in Kansas; and if Governor. Anthony had remained here a week longer he would have come to this conclusion." But Kansas was not without a d.efender, right in Philadelphia. Philadelphia. "J. E. McM." came to time, in the very next issue of the Secord, and told that he had lived in Kansas eight years and left but three years ago. He says: .'iDnring all this time I experienced less discomfort from tho 'extreme heat and cold' that I ever did in Philadelphia. In the,warmest weather there Is always a cool breeze, and, although the winters are severe, they are not more so than in any other prairie country. Certainly Certainly the climate is as regular as it is in ihis locality. locality. . . . . . j ., I am of the political minority of the *l|leed- . ing'State, but never had as much trouble to cost a vote as I have had in this vers city. I could write more in deftnse, but feat that* you will not allow the spoce. In concision, allow me to state that in Kansas, no laatter how poor or how ignorant one 'may p >e,^if he act the man, the doors of the respectable, community are open to him. Thc^e we know no man by the cut of his coat.^' - This writer says many other good things foil Kansas, Kansas, but it is unnecessaiy to publish kbem. We reproduce the article n^t to refute its assertions, for that is unnecessarr,' but merely to show our readers that Kansas is still talked about in this manner, in^ a few instances.— Topeka Commonwealth.] A DETBOIT surgeon was the othcjr day called to zo np the river and gijre his professions services to a man who was' accidentally shot by a friend nvhilo practicing at target-firing, and }|^ter- the £>ctor was met on the street J>y. a friend who asked: " Well, yotJ went np andsawthaitnuui, didybiiP?' " |5fes." "And where was he shotP'? "In the lumbar region," answered the snrgeon. "Oh, in the lumber region, was it? Why, how did they get lum dowrl from the pineries so qmok?" Then the doctor doctor lombered along towarda honw.^ rru Ft€ti.'. •

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  2. 22 Sep 1877, Sat,
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