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In the Tarlor. Between the dusk and the daylight, When the shadows longest grow, There comes a silence on all things 'Xis the hour when one speaks low. We sit in the parlor together, And heavily on the air Floats the faint, familiar fragrance Of the heliotrope in your hair. And in the kindly twilight I see your dark eyes shine ; I feel the touch of "your garments, Of your soft white hand in mine. And one might see in the parlor, When the day is almost done, On the wall, two tremulous shadows Of faces melt into one. Where ignorance is Miss 'Xis folly to be wise, But the mouth's the place to kiss, And not between the eves. Ik Wallis. THE "KOSS" SNAEE. The Monster of California, and a arra-tire of its Discoverer. ITrom the Calaveras Chronicle. On the 12th of August, isc?, the serpent was first seen in the vicinity of Zane's ranch, near Spring valley. Several persons reputable people saw the monster on two or three occasions, but always at a considerable distance never nearer than a quarter of a mile. The reptile created the most intense excitement in the neighborhood, and at one time the getting up of a party to hunt it down was strongly agitated. What were then thought to be the most extravagant stories regarding the size of the serpent were told, but recent events prove that the truth was not exaggerated. The snake was seen in an open field in broad daylight, and described as " being from forty to sixty feet long, and as large around as a barrel." The mark of the monster in the dust where it crossed the road bore witness to its immense proportions. There was a difference of opinion regarding its method of locomotion, some maintaining that it progressed ly drawing itself into immense folds, after the manner of a caterpillar, while others were equally certain that its motion was similar to others of the ophidian family. The serpent disappeared for several months, and was seen by Mr. W. P. Peek, of this place, while coming up the hill from the Gwin mine. Mr. Peek was driving a two horse team and had got about half way up the steep hill that has to be ascended in leaving the mine, when he heard wnat he supposed to be the loud "screeching " noise sometimes made by a wagon-brake. Certain that a team was coming lown the grade, and being in a favorable place for passing, he turned out of the road. After waiting until out of patience, and no team appearing, he drove on. lie had gone but a short distance when a movement in the dense chapparal that lined the road, attracted his attention, and, advancing in the direction, he was horrified by the sight of a portion of the body of an immense serpent. At the same time his horse became unmanageable, and while Mr. Peek's utmost endeavors were put forth to prevent the escape of the f lightened team, the monarch moved slowly off into the brush, making the hissing sound he had mistaken for the brake of an approaching wagon. About a year subsequently the serpent was seen by a couple of boys in the vicinity of Mosquito, the youths being so badly frightened that they could scarcely reach home and tell the story. Such is briefly the story of the Calaveras serpent up to Saturday of last week, when the experiences had with it at once settled all doubts as to its reality, and fix the fact beyond question that one of the largest boas of which we have knowledge has its residence in this county. A Frenchman named Baud makes the following statement of his experience with a serpent, to which he and his partner, F. C. Buylick, express their willingness to make affidavit. They are both Frenchmen, and are engaged in cutting wood and burning charcoal. Mr. Baud had shot and wounded a hare, which he followed into a thicket, and thus tells the story : " I had proceeded twenty-rive yards, perhaps, when I emerged into an open space not to exceed thirty feet in diameter. As I entered it the hare dragged itself into the brush on the opposite side, and I quickened my steps hi pursuit. Almost at the same instant I was startled by a loud, shrill, prolonged hiss, a sound that closely resembled the escaoe of steam from the cylinder of a locomotive when starting a heavy train. I stopped as suddenly as if my progress had been arrested by a" rifle bullet, and looking toward the upper end of the plat my eyes encountered an object the recollection of which even now makes me shiver with horror. Coiled up not more than twenty feet from where I stood was an immense serpent the most hideously frightful monster that ever confronted mortal man. It was a moment before my dazed senses could comprehend the dreadful peril that threatened me. As the truth of my terrible situation dawned upon me, my first impulse was to fiv; but not a limb or muscle moved in obedience to the effort of my will. I was as incapable of motion as' if I had been hewn in marble. I essayed to cry for help but the 011011 at articulation died away in a gurgling sound upon mv lips. The serpent lay in three great coils, its head, and some ten feet of its body projecting above, swaying to and fro in undulatory sinuous, wavy convul&ions. liko the tentacles of an ' octopus in the swift current of an ebbing tide. The monster stared at me with its great, hateful, lidless eyes, ever and anon darting its head menacingly in my direction, thrusting out its forked tongue, and emitting hisses so vehemently that I felt its baleful breath upon my cheek. Arching its neck the serpent would dilate its immense jaws until its head would measure at least eighteen Indies across, then dart toward me, distending its mouth and exhibiting its great hooked fangs that looked like the talons of a vulture. As I stood in momentary expectation of feeling the tusks and being crushed in the constricting fold of the scaly monster, my situation was appalling beyond descriptiod beyond the conception of the most vivin imagination. The blood ran down my back cold as Greenland ice and congealed in my veins. Every pulse in mv body seemed to stand still and my heart ceased to beat. Even respiration was slow and painful. There was a choking-, suffocat ing sensation in my throat, and my hps became dry and parched. There was a ringing in "my ears, dark spots floated before mv eves, and I should have fainted but for the horrifying reflection that if I gave way to such weakness my doom was inevitable. A cold clammy perspiration oozed from every poor, and so intense was nu agony of fear tkat 1 suffered the tortures of the damned augmented a thousand fold. While all my physical capacities were prostrated and paralyzed, even mental facultv seemed preternatur-aliy sharpened. appeared as if the terrible tension of my nerve and bodily incapacity immeasurably increased my range of vision, and rendered my perceptive faculties critically acute. Not the slightest move ment of the serpent escaped me, and every detail of its appearance size, color, shape and position is, alas! only too strongly photographed upon my recollection. As I stated before, the serpent lay in three immense coils, the triple thicknesses of its body standing as high as my shoulders. The monster was fully twenty inches in diameter in the largest place. Its head was comparatively large. Its tremendous jaws, that at times dilated to twice thoir natural size, having enormous hooked fangs that fitted in between each other when the mouth was shut. The neck was slender and tapering. The belly of the serpent was a dirty' whitish color, deeply furrowed with transverse corrugations. With the exception of about ten feet of the neck and contiguous parts which were nearly black, the body of the snake was brown, beautifully mottled with orange-coiored spots on the back. How long I confronted this terrible shape I do not know. Probably only a few moments ; but to me it seemed ages. At length the serpent began slowly to uncoil, but whether for the purpose of attacking me or retreating I could not fathom. You can have but a faint conception of my relief and joy when I discovered that it was the latter." Lowering its crest and giving vent to a venomous hws, the monster went slowly crashing through the chaparal, its head "being plainly visible above the jungle. For a moment I could scarcely realize that I was no longer threatened by a death too horrible to contemplate. There was a tingling sensation through my body from the top of my head to the soles of my feet as the blood agai n commenced circulating in my veins. I attempted to step forward, but so benumbed were my limbs that I fell heavily to the earth. Recovering, I staggeretTjthrough the chapparal into the open country. As I emerged from the thicket I saw my partner a short distance up the ridge and motioned him to approach. When he did so he was greatly alarmed at my haggard appearance, and excitedly inquired the cause. In reply I pointed to the serpent, then some 200 yards distant a sight that threw him into the utmost consternation. We watched the monster until it disappeared from view in the rocky recesses of a cliff that overhangs the river. We were enabled to measure the length of the serpent very exactly by its passing parallel with two trees, its head being even with one while its tail reached the other. Mr. Buylick has since ascertained that the trees are forty feet apart. AGRICULTURAL NOTES. One little town in Denmark ships to London 2,000,000 eggs per year. Londoners should keep their eyes open. There's an old saving that "there's something rotten in Denmark. " It is estimated that the loss to agriculture from the growth of weeds instead of the useful grasses, in meadow and pasture land, is not less than 100,000,000 per year in the United States. i The potato crop of the United States for j the past five years has averaged 145,000,-000 oushels. The crop of 1&7G was the poorest for many years, the reduction being from I6C,000,'000 bushels in 1873 to 125,000,000 bushels. Bacon, properly cured, is especially suited to supply the waste of the frame incident to manual labor; and is not only the most convenient and economical food for the negro laborer, but is preferred by him to any other kind of meat. It costs little more to raise and take car of a good animal as an indifferent one, while the thoroughbred will yield a fleece of from twelve to thirty-five pounds, worth twice as much per pound as the fleece of a common sheep, which would weigh three or four pounds. Theee are more than 9,600,000 acres cotton land in Texas, which, if cultivate would yield a larger crop than that produced in the whole United States at the present time. Texas now raises one-fifth of the whole crop, and more than any one State in the ULion. The production of New Mexico in w o and hides, the present year, will be muc greater, than ever before. A mild winter comparatively has been favorable to stock of all kinds. Besides the herds of sheep brought in from California, the natural increase of the native flocks has been great. The growers of tobacco in New England, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Wisconsin will be pleased to learn that the prospects are good for quite remunerative prices. Those who claim to be "up" in the business say that prices will be higher than those now prevalent, and that the prospective export trade will be larger the coming year than it has been for some years past. The agricultural department of the Paris Exposition is reported to be in a very presentable shape. The section set apart for this purpose is nearly a mile in length and the inclosure includes 190 acres. The display of horses, mules, etc., will take place in September. The cattle show is now being held, and is said to present a magnificent sight. Although the sheep interest in Colorado, in some localities, received a severe blow in the memorable storm of March S, yet the business as a whole has been extraordinarily good. The yield of wool p?r head ha been at least twenty per cent. heavier than the year before, and the crop of lambs has been fully eighty-five per cent, for the whole State. Wool is lower per pound, but flock-masters are getting more money from the same sheep this year than last. The shipment of horses to England is not falling off at all, but on the contrary, appears to be rather gaining, even though it is not now expected that England will have as immediate use for a new supply of cavalry horses as at one time seemed probable. Thoroughbred colts form a generous share of the present shipments, and we may yet Ik? able to do more for the imnrovement of British horseflesh ths an England has done for America. Winking Out. Since the first of January twenty-eight railroads have been added to the " list of those sold under foreclosure. The entire lengths of the lines which have succumbed in this way is 2,lSt miles, having bonds and debts amounting to S1H, 674,001, and a capital stock of $ll(;,15o,70O. In addition to the twenty-eight companies which have thus been wiped out of existence, fourteen other roads have passed into the hands of receivers. The aggregate length of these roads is l,52tH miles, with bonds and debts amounting to ,315,000, and stock worth 125.841,000. During tho corresponding period of IS 77, the railroads sold under foreclosure represented a cost of $127, 745,- 2S, and those for which receivers were an pointed, 564,120.000. These figures show the mortality the past six months was greater than for the first sis months of 177. A ROXASTIC STORY. The True Tale of an American Count-css-A TTife and not a Wife. Correspondence of the Cincinnati Gazetted Genevieve Ward, who will appear at Booth's in this city next month, is hi reality a Countess, and one of high degree. This was how it came about: She studied originally to be a singer, and did armear on the oneratic stage in New York. Becoming imbued, however, with the idea that a future awaited her as an actress, she went abroad to study. Living quietly in Paiis with her mother, yet surrounded by excellent society, to which her beauty and accomplishments had easily admitted her, she became acquainted with a Russian count a real count who belonged to an influential and wealthy family. His attentions became very marked. He was handsome and noble looking, as Grenville Murray says Russian men of the better class usually are. He was a man of many accomplishments and fascinating qualities, and when he asked the beautiful American girl to be his wife, he found a heart already conquered. It was arranged, that they should be married quietly. -They were married quietly at a Roman Catholic church In some way or other, by means of a chance remark by some one, she got an inkling on the- wedding day that the marriage would not be legal in Russia unless it was also celebrated in a Russian church. When she asked her husband about it the same day, he met the point very composedly, admitted that it was true, but added that there was no Russian church in Paris; that, as this was merely an additional and formal ceremony, he had supposed it might be postponed until they reached Milan," where they had proposed going, and where, he said, there was a Russian-Greek church. To this his bride replied that he might go on to Milan, and she would follow with her mother: and they could be married there. The impatient lover chafed at this, but the girl was firm about it, though she does not seem to have begun to suspect him. He obeyed her, and they journeyed to Milan by separate trains. After they had arrived, he appeared with a story that the Russian clergyman was out of town, and an appeal to her to forego this insistance upon a mere formality and set out with him upon their travels. Then the native shrewdness of the girl asserted itself over her love for this titled rascal. She had inquiries made, and discovered that the Russian priest was in town, and likewise, that there was a Russian church in Paris. Evidently the count had been lying to her, and with what purpose was too evident. She confronted him with her knowledge, and he, seeing that the game was up, disappeared. She returned to Paris, filled with a determination to compel this man to grant her redress. She went to the American minister, and, not finding him in the city, laid her case, in the innocence of her heart, before his official representative, Donn Piatt. Of Mr. Piatt's share in this history it is perhaps well to say as little as possible. It will be sufficient to say that when the prefect of police demanded Miss Ward's papers of him he gave them up. By this time Miss Ward had got her mental perspective adjusted, and knew just what to do. She set out for St. Petersburg with her mother, took a house there, and entered the best society of the capital. Their letters gave them the entree everywhere; they had plenty of money, and entertained in handsome style; and the New York girl, whose mind was all the while bent on a campaign of which no one else knew, was soon the belle of the season. When the winter was nearly over, when her position as the reigning favorite of St. Petersburg society was firmly established, when no great entertainment was considered complete without a song from her, she began operations. Up to this time there had been no sign of her semi-husband, but she had ascertained as soon as she had arrived in Russia, that all that had been said of the power and wealth of his family was true. The visible proof of it was found in the fact that his brother was one of the Government ministers and enjoyed the special confidence of the Czar. This only nerved ner for the effort she was to make, the more so as this minister was a constant attendant at her receptions, and acted very much as if he himself were in love with her. She asked, through the American minister, an opportunity of making a statement to the Czar concerning one of his officers. This was granted, and without giving names she told her story. The Czar was indignant and declared" that this officer should suffer whatever punishment she demanded. He called in his minister, the brother of the culprit, who vowed that such a man should not be allowed to remain in the armies of the Czar. His uniform should be stripped from him. Then there was a dramatic scene when the Czar asked the name of the offender, and she gave it. The brother exclaimed in a transport of rage, perhaps of disappointed love and jealousy. "He shall be hanged!" But she said she would not have indignities put upon him. She felt herself above revenge; all that she asked was justice. A peremptory order was dispatched to the port at which count was stationed, required his immediate appearance before the Czar. He came, of course; counts are prompt when the Czar commands. He was confronted with the disclosure, and told by the Czar that he must comply with the lady's demand, which was that he fulfilled his promise by completing the marriage ceremony. Now, men like this count was taken with the spirit and courage and brilliant cleverness of the girl whom he had once sought to deceive. He would have liked to begin aaecond wooing before tee second marriage, and would have been glad, no doubt, the match once settled, to be a devoted husband to such a rare woman. But ne was ver y cooly received, and all unmistakable intimatie'n was given that he need not present himself until the day of the ceremony, and then at the church. The day came and the half-married maid appeared, dressed wholly in black; her mother also in black. The somber-bride met her husband at the altar, for she would not even walk up the isle with him. The ceremony was performed. At the conclusion she made him a stately salute, walked down the isle and out of the church; stepped into the carriage, which was hi readiness for a long journey, and set out at once fsr the frontier. She has never seen her husband since. "Ah," savs some one, "What a romantic story! What a pity it isn't true!" But it is true. It is a "romance in real life where ail the romances are that are worthy of the name. Miss Ward belongs to an old and highly respectable New York family, and her father is the famous of Washington. Moxogeams that had been little used o late are restored to favor since the fancy for embroidery began. The monogram is wrought on linen collars, on parasols, on lace mitts, on the insteps of stockings, and sometimes on shoes. ' Women Teachers. Woman has won her present position in public schools from beginnings as small as the grains of mustard seed. In Barnard's Rhode Island Report for 1S45, he says that in all the schools he visited, or from which returns were received, out of Providence (and excepting the priniarv departments of a few central districts) , ' he found onlv sis female teachers, and that, with the above exceptions, there could' not Lave been more than twice that number employed in the whole State. His successor, who visited the same schools in WU, found more than two hundred female teachers, but he thought two-thirds of those taught by men, even then, would have been better taught and disciplined bv women. In 1637 there were in Massachusetts 3, 5'Jl female teachers, ar.d in 14 their number had swelled to 5.51o. This increase Horace Mann considered a great reform, believing women much better adapted to the work. In 1570, according to the census, about seventv-four per cent of all the teachers in the United States were women. In New England the excess of women teachers over men is very great, but in most of the Western and also in the Southern States there is a smaller percentage. In Maine the proportion in summer is about ninety-seven per cent., and in winter only fifty-five per cent. ; in Vermont nearly ninety per cent, of the teachers are women throughout the year; and in New York about sixty-seven percent. In New York city more than ninety per cent, of the teachers are women, and in other large cities the preponderance of women over men is very great. No doubt the economy of employing women as teachers goes to explain their rapid in-trease, but their wages as well as their numbers have also steadily increased. It is recorded that Polly Hovev, one of the first female teachers in Maine, was paid, in 1792, 1.50 per week. In Iowa, at one time, two women taught for $4.2'J a month, though the average salary of women teachers in that State was S7.64 per month. Even men were not very liberally paid in old times, for in Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1650, a school-master was hired for one year for 30, and allowed "2 s. a head for keeping the dry-herd." It is mentioned in one of the" Massachusetts Normal School Reports that one of the young men graduates received, when he entered upon his career, $13 a month, and "boarded round." By-the-wav, that old custom of "boarding round" is generally supposed to have died out; but it is still in vogue in many places, and in at least one district in Pennsylvania all the teachers receive S15 a month and board in this manner. Who but the victim himself can describe the miseries of "boarding round" in rambling country villages of living for a week or a month on tea and nieand then only exchanging the bill of fare for pie and tea; of sleeping under leaky roofs, upon pillows which the rains and siiows of heaven bedew; of shivering in break.ast-rooms, where, if a drop of water fali upon the table-cloth, though the stove be in close proximity, it is instantly frozen? And yet the physical discomforts are often the least of the homeless teacher's trials. To return to wages, certain male graduates of the Bridgewater Normal School, who began with $25 or S30 a month, including board, now receive 3,200 a year, and a few 4,000; and salaries of women graduates have increased in the same proportion. To be sure, there is too often a lamentable difference between the sexes in respect to wages; but women, at least those employed in cities, undoubtedly earn more than they could obtain in othe: occupations. Probably few clerks or operatives earn, as do 900 teachers hi Boston, 15.39 every week in the year, including ten weeks of vacation. In Massachusetts the average salary per month of men, for 1875, was 88.37; of womon, 35.35. In Maine, men, 37; women, 18. In Pennsylvania, men, 41.07; women, 34.09. In Ohio.men, 60; women, 44. In Michigan, men, 51.29; women, 23.19. But in some States, as in Iowa, the rule is becoming general to pay men and women the same salary for the same grade of work. In the city of St. Louis no distinction is made between the sexes in fixing the teachers' salaries; and the California "Legislature of 1873 enacted that the female teachers in the public schools should in all cases receive the same compensation as men for like services. A few of the Southern States, which employ more men than women, pay the same" salary for the same work to both sexes; and Idaho, Nevada, and Arizona report the same custom. Nevada, which supports but few schools, pays her teachers 100.56 per month; and in Arizona, where the schools are all of a primary grade, and the larger portion of the children of Mexican birth, teachers are paid from 100 to 125 per month. Of late the hard times have caused a reduction in teachers' salaries, and this seems to many unjust. One indignant superintendent cries: "Why should retrenchment begin at teachers' salaries when fashion laughs at panics?" Mart P. Thachek, in Harper's Magazine Jor September. Prima Donna's Summer Life. New Hartford is less known to the busy worid as a railroad, a telegraph, or an industrial centre than as the favorite summer retreat of that queen of song. Clara Louise Kellogg. The life of this "brkiht star among the villagers of New Har tf rd is unaffected and rather inclined to the rollicking. While there she gets up picnics and excursions for her friends among the people. She abandons the divine harmonies of Mozart and Verdi and Meyerbeer and other favorite composers, with which she has set the musical world on end, for the most boisterous of all negro plantation songs. But with all the wild simplicity of a rompish, girlish life, her neighbors say she mingles a streak of industry. One season, it is said, she brought her seamstress with her, and beside practicing eight operas, remodeled, rejuvenated or renewed her extensive operatic wardrobe. Why such a musical prodigy ever selected New Hartford as a summer refuge is a puzzle even to the villagers themselves. Her home at Cold Spring, New York, with ail its attractions, has failed to meet her wishes, some say on account of its convenience to the fines of travel and the consequent intrusion of visitors; others say her maternal parent, who attends her even here with jealous care, as a sort of self-constituted custodian of the ethics of the daughter's life, rebelled against the cares and toil of the daughter's beautiful hospi tality there. At ew Hartford she is a simple boarder, though she owns a small property In the village. Not many miles away her ancestors lived and 'moved and "had their being, and were gathered unto their fathers very much as in the olden time of Town Hill, therefore she doubtless feels an inheritance in the soil, and a vested right to dance ar.d sing and be merry, to throw off the restraints and conventionalities of professional life and follow, to her heart's content, the impulses of her wild, erratic nature. Mr. Kellogg, who some times accompanies his daughter on her summerings, is, or was, according to the whims of Civil Sendee, holding an office in the New York custom house. RUSSIA'S TLAS. Her Portentous Progress Toward the English in India. Estopped from any progress southward in Europe, hedged in by treaty provisions in Asia Minor which she cannot violate except at risk of war with England, Russia keeps up her forward march in Central Asia, and has already established a diplo matic mission at Cabul, the Capital of ; Northern Afghanistan, a rich and flourish- i usuauT tne torerunner ot the desire to secure territory, it is not improbable that the establishment of diplomatic relations with Affghanisian is the first step towards a scheme for occupation. The alarm already occasioned in England, who watches every step of Russia with suspicion, is shown by the instant order for the establishment of an English mission in the same citv. It is no secret, now that the rnnm u ingcitv, and the centre of a lar- trnle ' mto u e crJer3 to General Ord to wh'eh W--:-, ,- i-ivv,- t-.i-cr" invade Mexico aie withdrawn. Diazwants Sf."H 1 f1 ' i?', As l Chicago merchants to visit Mexico as Pro-Ul- lia55l"a uelie t0 deeiop trade is ; n,)S,Hi Orders hnv .Ah.. over, that Russia, like William Tell, had an 1 auJ Faxon having been engaged in the arrow concealed in her quiver to be ued ' t-lru- business in Lawrence for twenty in case the Congress had" broken up with- ; yars Vlu-or the "aniejof B. W. Wood-out decision. It is one of the clearest in- ! 'ai'i Co. Mr. J . C. Horton, the other dications of the mighty power and resour- j member of the new firm, was for years ces of Russia that her progress in Central ' prominent and influential in public affairs Asia did not stop during the recent war. j in Kansas. They carry one of the largest The Russian papers have very elaborate : arul most complete stock of druggist's details of the preparations to threaten 1 sundries, paints, oils, glass, brushes, etc., India made by Gen. Kaufmann, Ln case the Congress had failed. As early as the 25th of April Gen. Kaufmann received his instructions, which were to the effect that he should divide his army into three corps of observation, the first stationed at Samarcand, the second at Marghelan' and the third at Petro-Alexandrovsk, near Khiva. The first corps was to march almost to the Affghan outposts on the Oxus; the second to enter the Valley of the Kizil Su ; and the third to take a position on the northwestern frontier of Afghanistan. In June the three corps made a forward movement and they now he in the northwest of Afghanistan, threatening the districts of the Hindoo Koosh, and bent upon anntxing some of the Khanates that lie to the north, while their diplomatic agents are already in Cabul. It adds to the delicaey of the situation that the Emir of Afghanistan is now bitterly incensed : against the English. Coupling this cir- i cumstance with the presence of a Russian army on his borders, there seems to be very good reason for the anxiety now displayed by the English Government. The ; London Globe, in discussing this move- i ment, anticipates some scheme of conquest ' bv Russia, but whistles to keep up its : courage. It says: ; That tempting invitations to commence can be noVloubt. Khiva is not vet whollv ' annexed; Men-, though under the protec tion of Persia, is still a thorn in the side of Turkestan; Bokhara still remains to be conquered; to the south of Ferghanah are fruitful Khanates, on which Russia looks with longing eye, and the Kulja question still remains a bone of contention, which at any moment could be converted by Kaufmann into a war of conquest against Kashgaria. The Eastern question is closed for the present, and it would ill befit the pacific assurances of the Czar if his Viceroy in Turkestan should revive those angry feelings which the general public of England and Russia fondly hope have ceased to exist between the two countries. It is to be hoped that Gen. Kaufmann will not embark in any offensive undertaking that may disturb the good relations now existing between this country and Russia. The secret of the English anxiety is to be found in the fact that Gen. Kaufmann's army is occupying a section of country not on good terms with England, and that there is nothing to hinder Russia, if so disposed, from annexing some very large blocks of territory that would bring her close down upon the Indian frontier without violating anv treaty stipulations. Beaconsfield's diplomacy, though it raised an obstacle to Russian aggrandizement in Asia Minor, could not reach to Central Asia or keep Russia out of the rich territories of Turkestan and Afghanistan, with their direct bearings upon Tersia and India. With Russia pressing down in this direction, and already swarming over the Chinese boundaries in the far East, moving slowly but surely year by year, and with an indemnity claim in her hands which she may press upon Turkey with crushing weightat any time she chooses, it can hardly be considered that the Congress has done more than to postpone the Eastern question for a short time. HAMMEHSLOUGH & CO., THE Greatest Living Clottiiefs of k Hew Extend a very hearty and cordial Invitation to the Citizens of Kansas andj 3Iissonri To Call and See Us during Fair Week at Our Princely CLOTHING HOUSE In Kansas City, Missouri. AND MAKE OUR STORE YOUR HOME WHILE IN THE CITY. Orders by Mail or Express promptly filled. Everything sold at One Price Strictly The Largest Stock of Boys' and Children's Clothing WEST OF XEW YORK CITY. We call attention to our Ali "Wool Mens" Suits at $10.00: 812.00; and-SI 5.00. HAMMERSLOUGH & CO., Kansas' City, Missouri President Diaz Interviewed. A recent interviewer of President Diaz, of Mexico, ascertained the fact that the government of Mexico had officially protested against the invasion of Mexican soil by the United States troops, to both United States Minister Foster at Mexico and through Minister Zamacona at Washington. The former had responded, saving that the government of the United States, feeling convinced that Mexico was unable to prevent raids into Texas, would pursue ana pumsn mvaaers itself. It is also stated that no new treaty of commerce between the two countries will be entered regular .uexican troops to resist anv further invasions by Mackenzie or 'other American officers. To Kansas Druggists. We take pleasure in calling the attention of druggists to the new wholesale drug house of Messrs. Woodward, Faxon Co. of Kansas City. These gentlemen are all old Kansans, Messrs. Woodward west of New York, and are well worthy tne patronage ot their former fellow Kan sans, as they are ail gentlemen of un questionable integrity and superior enterprise and skill in then- business. They desire us to extend a cordial invitation to all Kansas druggists attending the Kansas City fair to call and see their store and stock opposite Exchange building on Delaware street. W. A. Rogers. John F. Gregory. H.D. Rogers ROGERS, GREGORY & CO. LIVE STOCK Commission Merck'ts, Rooms 4 and 5 Exchange BuiUing, KANSAS CITY STOCK YARDS. GOHOVER BROTHERS C13 Main St., Kansas City, Mo. State Agents for STEIXWA Y & SONS.KRAXCH J' ACH I'Ianos, GEO. woo t les ,1dealer8 to M COD & CO S. OK- usic Books and iirSenJ to them for Catalogues ana prices be- fore purchasing. STEAM DYE HOUSE ! j Every description of Ladies' Goods or Cloth- ing cleaned, dyed and finished to look hke new. Gents' Clothing cleaned, dyed and renovated. I All goods sent by express promptly attended to. ! CHAS. SCHMACK, Proprietor, j No. 1. West Mo. ave., Kansas Citv. Mo. Messrs. SIMON & SONS, The TuTCLAR MERCHANT TAILORS, invitS everyone to call at No. 0,, Main Street, Kansas City, Mo., and examine their immense stock of Elegant Cloths for Suits. Send for samples, prices and instructions for measurement. Orders by mail promptly attended to and fits guaranteed Dr.G. W.FITZPATRICK 522 Main St., Kansas City. Treats all Diseases of EYE AND EAR. ps Artificial Eves. Located 12 Years. W. WOODWARD. F.A.FAXON. J. C. HOHTON' WOODWARD, FAXOX CO., E Dealer in Paints, Oils and Glass. 511 Delaware Street, - Kansas City, Mo. II. P. LANGWORTHT. W. JOHNSON. II. P. LANG WORTHY fc CO., v noiesaie j Oyster Dealers, and General Comnaissioa Merchants. S. W. Cor. ith& rjelaware Sis., Kansas City, Ma SinOICAL JL 21 E DIC A L IX ST II UTE. Is the onlyone West of tha Mississippi provided with Steam Propelled Movement Cure, and appliances for the cure of Paralytics, Physical Deformities and Chronio Diseases. Our Mfdicai. Jocbnal sent free. Address Drs. Dickebson & Stahk, W estern Surgical Iustituta N. E. Cor. 5th & Delaware Sts, Kansaa City, Mo. Before & after treatment. K HOLM DRUGGISTS! est

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