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fft. Comspon&tttct. '
(For the Kansas Chief.)
Ouoor, Mo May 21, 1857.
Mr. Editor: Oregon, being the parent stem
from whence (prang the shoot that is now under
tli same of White Cloud, so rapidly surpassing
tb ephemeral plants that Jxist so numerously
long the rirer, mar veil claim a portion of your
- time and space. Perhaps, thongh.like one broth
er Jonathan, who, after gaining his independ
ence, looked across the briny deep with a feeling
f dign;2ed importance upon his worthy sire,
you may look across the muddy drink, and say,
M we c rtertain no affinity for such one-horse
town' Cut I tttl you, if you think so, you are
mightily mistaken. We, the people of Oregon,
wield an influence that is felt fxr and near, es
pecially in the pockets of emigrants an infla
enee that ain't to be sneezed at, no-how. We
wm more towns and more claims on Indian
Trust Lands, than any other set of individuals
en top of the earth. St. Jae and other little
" one-rye:! Tillages," may produce a clumsier
and more awkward set of rascals, but they cant
skin and S ece so smoothly and nice as we can;
and that, too, without any unusual distention of:
We dolack one thing, however very great I
essential to human progress the principle of
populating. The most ef our tow originators
are old, withered bachelors, and as long as thev
bold a controlling influence in any ""town site,"
the progress of that place, (city, I believe is the
modern style of reference to places containing
one house, with the prospect of another within
air months,) Is rather of the craw-flan order;
but as soon as the withered mortals drop out, and
the populating principle preponderates, then
stock takes a rue, higher and higher making
fortune ample for all who invest?' If some mode
could be proposed by which we could get rid of
this retarding ingredient in our composition, we
could fjiien consider ourselves a little the fastest
community in this country. But this state of
aprliri must exist as long as money can be made
er the river, and as long as then is no great-
degree of enterprise existing in the feminine
(department; for it is their fault, too, that this
clog to progression rests upon us, We hare, I
dare to say, as large and fair an assortment of
this element of humanity as any town in the
purchase. They are so thick not corporeally
but so numerous that to use a common phrase
you can stir them p with a stick. It may be
true, though, that tire cause of this state of af
fairs. Is th non-disposition ef our maiden pop
ulation to mix with those of the opposite sex,
and vice Versa. Perhaps, if a new supply of
both materials were brought on, things would
assume a different shape altogether. It is cer
tain that the aeccssity for some reform does ex
ist among is, from the fact that there have been
but two marriages within the last twelve months,
and two dissolutions during the same period.
This is an alarming state of affairs, and clearly
indicates that our capitalists had better turn
their attention to this alarm! nr source of affairs.
t Oregon is a very pleasant town, even if it dees
11 1 '' 0TCr0W witn single people of doubtful age.
1 I Situated on the verge of a vast and fertile prai-
9 j- rie, ia one of the best Counties in the universe,
l at a convenient distance f-om the river, and
consequently free from the malarious influence
of the bottom, it is necessarily a healthy place;
that is, as much so as the climate will admit of.
The place is now, like all others in this part
of the country, laboring under the influence of
the speculating mania The scarcity of moner
""sVrtfe-feLt, and greatly retards the growth
of the place. Everybody is owing everybody
else, and nobody has any money to pay up with;
ao everybody is pushing everybody else, because
nobody can get it. All are pushing and jostling
each other; the consequence will be, unless
something fortunate turns up soon, that every
body will be so bard pushed, that they must nec
essarily " go by the board." So goes the world
men Mnief toe influence of this financial can
nibalism, devour their fellows, and are never sat
isfied until the last rcmnuit of suffering human
ity is gulched down. I believe that it would be
well for us, if some of the Eistcrn societies were
to send missionaries among us, to teach igno
rance; for verily ignorance of some of the ways
practiced here, of miking money, is highly nec
essary to the christianixation and civilization of
I our people vu. m uiuic uu.
I ' jW Yours, worlds without end,
I . f T. FIDDLESTICKS PILESFR.
For the Kansas Chief.)
Richmond, Nesuha Cotrrrr, K. T..)
May 21st, lfc!57. $
Mr. Eorroa: Within the last few weeks, I
have travelled over most of Northern Kansas
and Southern Nebraska, feasting, as it were, on
the beauties of niture, as exhibited in the rich
nd beautiful lands situated North and South of
the line that divides the two Territories. The
writer would say for the benefit of those seek
ing homes in the West that he has travelled
In twenty-seven States of (he Unin,and hastin
the course of his travels, seen the garden spots
of all the older States, mi that,i n his judgment,
no section of the country is superior or equal,
in richness of soil and beauty of scenery, to
Northern Kansas and Southern Nebraska. I feel
no hesitation in saying that the country drained
bv the Nemaha nver and its tributaries, is un
surpassed in all the natural resources and ele
ments of wealth, which are calculated to mike
.happy homes, and to promote intelligence and
enlightened civilization. Ne portion, perhaps,
of the two Territories is so well supplied with
good timber, pure water, stone and stone coal,
and none blest with a more healthful climate
in a word, the country is all that heart could de
sire a perfect paradise for the farmer. Every
emigrant should visit and see for himself, this
lovely country, before locating elsewhere. Tour
favored city White Cloud being the most
westerly landing on the Missouri River in Kan
sas Territory, and the nearest and most accessi
ble point to all this extensive country, will un
doubtedly command the trade and business of
this delightful region i and such being the ease,
must soon become a large city. A bright future
certainly awaits Whits Cloud. The people of
this and the adjoining Count!'., design making
White Cloud their entry port and principal place
of business on the River. The whole of this
interior country is filling up every day with a
hardy and resolute population, whose ideas of
the fitness of things seem to be on a scale cor
responding with the vastness of domain, that in
this land of stream and prairie is so well calcu
lated to impart electricity to the feelings, and
elevaiea to the thoughts of those who, in the
felines of health, and the spring of hope yet
nbroken in their bosoms, go on their way re
joicing, like the strong man in his strength. This
it a great country, and truly a last age
: anon. : "
1 AjfoismrtST. A. I. Harrison, son of
tha Hon. John Scott Harrison, and a
grand son of the late Gen. Harrison, has
been appointed secotfd lieutenant in the
sixth regiment U. S. infantry. The ap
pointment was one of President Pierce's
fast official act.
(Dispatch to the New YoA Daily Time.)
nom&k j. wtuxer i Appointment u
Goternot of Kansas.
' WaskixotobY March 25.
AppeAraHces indicate that Hon. Robt.
J. W alker will accept of the appoint
ment, which is offered him, oi snccessor
to Geary. It is the nnirersal hope here
mat ne win ao so, and bis choice will be
hailed with enthusiasm by tnea of all
parties enthusiastic joy by the Southern
faction, and feelings of exaltation of a
less lamlablo character by- those who
thin tnat they will have canght the new
Administration tripping. The expec
tations of this latter class of individuals
will, 1 trnxt, m disappointed, and it
strikes me as nngenerous to forestall pub
lic opinion by prognosticating evil before
it a-tnally comes to pas.
The yolicy of Mr. Buchanan, concern
ing Kansas, has been clearly laid downk
in various comtnnmcitions he has made
verbally to persons who hare lately visit
ed him from different sections of the
He believes that it is indispen-
table to send a first rate man
to the dis-
poted Territory, and he prefers that the
appointee should be a clear headed Union
Southerner, because it will be impossible
for the fire eating extremists to complain
of the measures which such an Executive
may lake for (lit purpose of protecting
Free Stale interests.
Walker, whatever objections there
may have been to his receiving the seals
of the office of Secretary of State, is
not a man to be safely or justly tabooed,
even by his enemies. His power, indus
try, discrimination, keen insight into the
motives of men, and laudable ambition
to stand well before the country, cannot
be questioned for an instant. I urged,
in conversation to-day with a gentleman
who stands high in Mr. Buchanan 8 con
fidence, his identification with the ultra
Southern interests, as an objection to his
appointment. "You do not know,"
said he, "of whom yon are talking. I
piedict if Mr. Walker goes to Kansas,
he will unravel the whole Atchison web,
and pave the way for the admission of
T- IT" C!.i- 1. -
t,ansas as a rree oiaie in sncn a man
ner that the mouths of those who have
heretofore sympathized with Border
Ruffianism, will be effectually and for
ever stopped." If so if Mr. Walker
carries out, in Kansas, the strict letter
and spirit of the Kansas Nebraska law,
he will realize the trnth of the prediction
which Mr. Buchanan made to the New
York Congressional Delegation on Sat
urday last, that the appointee of hi Ad
ministration to succeed Governor Geary,
would hare a nobler and higher sphere
in which to distinguish himself, and
merit the gratitude of the country, than
any other officer of the Government in
the United States.
GOVERNOR WALKER'S LETTER
WasHisctox, March 30, 1857.
Jauf.s EcciUxax, President of the U. S.
Mr. Deas Sib : I have at your request
reconsidered my determination, as an
nounced to you, declining your tender of
Governor of the Territory of Kansas. In
view of the opinion now presented by
you, that tb safety of the Union may
lepeiul upon -the selection of the individ
ual to .vlium shall be assigned the taxi;
of settling the difficulties which again
surround the Kansas question, I have
concluded that a solemn sense of duty to
my country requires me to accept this
position. I am brought to this conclu
sion with an snafiected diffidence in my
own ability, Din a lervent nope mat me
same overruling Providenco which has
carried my beloved country through so
many penis, will now attend ami direct
my humble' efforts for her welfare, and
that my course will not be prejudged by
any portion of my fellow citizens, in or
out of Kansas.
I understand that you and all your
Cabnet cordially concur in the opinion
expressed by me, that the actual bona fide
residents of the lemtory, by a lair ant
regular vote, unaffected by fraud or vio
lence, must be permitted, in adopting
their State Constitution, to decide lor
themselves what shall be their social
institotion. This is the great funda
mental principle of the act of Congress
organizing that Territory, affirmed by
recent decision' of the Supreme Court of
the United States, and is in accordance
with the views uniformly entertained and
expressed by mo throughout my public
I contemplate & peaeefnl settlement of
this question by an appeal to the intelli
gence and patriotism of the whole peoDle
of Kansas, who should all participate
freely and fully in this decision, and by
a mnjority of whose vote the determina
tion must be made, as the only proper
and constitutional mode of adjustment
I contemplate no rppeal to military
power, in tha hope that my countrymen
of Kansas, from every section, will
submit to a decision of this matter by a
full and fair voto of a majority of the
I will go, then, and endeavor thus to
djust these difficulties, in the full con
6dence, ao strongly expressed by yon,
that I will be sustained by all your own
high authority, with the cordial co-operation
of all your Cahnet.
Very respectfully, yonr friend,
R. J. WALKER.
Books rem the kew Land Officers is
Kansas, Nebraska, and Wisconsin-.
We learn that the instruction, tract,
record, and other books for the new land
officers in Kansas, Nebraska, fbd Wis
consin are being prepared with all possi
ble despatch to enable these officers to
enter npon the discharge of their duties.
It will require at least one thousand large
packages of the various blank forms, one
hnndred volumes of tha large tract books,
thirty volumes of the letter records, seven
sets of the land laws, instructions and
opinions, and seven sets of the Statutes
at-Large, with the various circulars, dee.,
dee., to be transmitted before these offices
can be opened for the transaction of busi
ness. Washington Unto.
Death of Miss Gales. The Sheffield
(England) Times reports the death of
Miss Sarah Gales, in the .85th year of
her age. She was the last snrvivor of
the three sisters of the late Jos. Gales of
Raleigh, North Carolina, Uaited States,
who left Sheffield in 1794, on political
grounds. With these ladies James
Montgomery, the poet, resided for more
than half century.
Address qf the Eon. F. P. Stanton, Sec
retary and Acting GoTernor, to the
Feopla cf Xanias Territory.
Fellow Citiznu : The Hon. Robert J. Walk
er,' present Governor of the Territory, accepted
his appointment from the President upon condi
tion that he should not be required to leave
Washington until the first of next month, and
cireumstanece beyond his control render it im
possible for him to start before that day ; he may,
therefore, be expected by the middle of next
month, and will OxA assume the Executive au
thority of the Territory.
During the absence of the Governor, by the
organic law of the Territory, the whole duties
and responsibilities of the Executive are de
volved upon me, by virtue of my commission as
Secretary-. On assuming to exercise the func
tions ef this high office, at this critical juncture
in the affairs of the Territory, it is not inappro
priate that I should briefly indicate the course
which I shall pursue.
The Government of the United States recog
nises the authority of the Territorial Govern
ment in all matters which arc within the scope
of the organic act of Congress, and coasistent
ith the Federal Constitution. I hold that there
can be no other rightful authority exercised with
in the limits of Kansas, and I shall proceed to
the faithful and impartial execution of the laws
of the Territory, by the Use of all the means
placed in ray power, and which miy be necessa
ry to that end. I
The Government expressly recognizes the
Territorial act which provides for assembling
the Convention to propose a Constitution; with
a view of making application to Congress for
admission as a State into the Union. That act
is recognised as presenting the only test of the
qualification of voters for delegates to the Con
vention, and alf preceding repugnant restrictions
are thereby repealed In this light the act must
be allowed to hare provided for a full and fair
expression of the will of the people through the
delegates who may be chosen to represent them
in the Constitutional Convention. I d not
doubt, however, that in order to avoid all pre
text for rcsistanee to the peaceful operation of
this law, the Con vention itself will in some form
provide for submitting the great distracting ques
tion regarding their social institution, which has
so long agitated the people of Kansas, to a fair
vote of all the actual bonafde residents of the
Territoryi with every possible security against
fraud and violence-. If the Constitution be thus
framed, and the question of difference submitted
to the decision of the people, I believe that
Kansas will be admitted by Congress, without
delay, as one of the sovereign Stites of th
American Union, snd the Territorial authorities
will be immediately withdrawn,
I need scarcely say that all the power of the
Territorial Executive will be exerted with en
tire impartiality to prevent fraud, to suppress vi
olence and to secure to every citizen a fair op
portunity for the safe and peaceful exercise of
the election privilege ; and it will be no less the
duty than the earnest desire and great plaure
of the Governor, or acting Governer of the Ter
ritory, to carry out, in good faith, the policy
avowed by the President of the United States,
in his recent Inaugural address, in which he de
clares it to be " the imperative and indispensable
duty of the Government of the United States,
to secure to every resident inhabitant the free
and independent expression of his opinion by his
vote. This snered right to each individual mutt
be preserved," and "that being accomplished,
nothing can be fairer than to leave the people of
the Territory, free from all foreign influence, to
decide their ovrn destiny for themselves, sub
ject enly to' the Constitution of -ae Luiteu
Nothing is tranUn; but to aecure the confi
dence of the people of all parties ia the sincer
ity of the declared intentions of the Territorial
Executives to carry out these principles in good
faith, in order to induce the co-operation of all
good men in the pending measures for adopting
a State Constitution. The principles themselves
can not fail to be acceptable to the sober judg
ment of the people, and I ardently hope, for the
sake of the paramount interests involved, that
the necessary confidence will not be withheld.
The deplorable events which have marked
the history of the Territory up to this, have
doubtless left their natural results of enmity and
heart-burnings among the people, a3 also upon
the criminal records of the Territorial courts.
Indictments have been found against manvof
those who acted in a military capacity under
the authority of the Territorial Government,
for acts and excesses alleged to be wholly illegal
and unjut! Gable. Oft the other hand, similar
prosecutions have been instituted against those
who resisted the Territorial authorities, and who
undertook to retaliate for the allegsd wrongs
committed against them.
It is my deliberate opinion, that in order to
promote peace and harmony, and to secure the
future repose of the people, there ought to be a
general amnesty in reference ta all these acts on
both sides, which grew out of the political con
test, and which were not corruptly and feloni
ously committed for personal gain and to grati5y
individual malignity. These measures, if adop
ted at all, ought to be generously, without any
consideration of the origin of the difficulty, or
without question as to the party which may be
responsible for the wrong. It will involve no
concession or advantage to either party, but will
be merely an act of clemency, designed to ob
literate, as far as possible, from the hearts of
the people, all memory of the disastrous and la
mentable contest which has heretofore desola
ted the unhappy Territory, If it shall have the
effect, though it may pardon some instances of
gross wrong and outrage, it will tend to calm
the excited passions of the people, anil to pre
vent similar occurrences in the future. It will
be a measure of conciliation and peace, but wiU
leave the people free from apprehension in the
future ; so they can securely devote themselves
to those important labors which are destined to
make this Territory a great, prosperous, and hap-.
py State. FRED. P. STANTON,
Secretary and Acting Governor.
LtcoHrros, April 17th.
The Spirit Lake Kauacre.
FULL AND AUTHENTIC PARTICULARS.
Ia the Chicago Times we find the following
account of the late Indian, massacre at Spirit
A friendly intercourse had sprung up between
the whites and Indiana at this point, and the lat
ter had been in the habit of calling upon the
whites, ecting at their tables, and no danger was
apprehended from them, ' until the murders at
Spirit Lake, when messengers were sent forth
with to Fort Ridgely for assistance, some of the
it habitant fearing their savage neighbors, and
With a view of frightening them away, impru
dently made this fact known to the Indians. A
watch Was then no doubt kept by them; for up
the day previous to the arrival. of the troops
from Fort Ridgely, the Indians "attacked the
On Friday, the 27tb ult, at about 1 oVeck,
P. 5L, they entered the town and called first at
the rtore ef George and Wm. Wood, which
they robbed of all the goda and 1300 iB gold.
William Wood was killed, and George Wood,
missing, was supposed to have been burned with
They next called at the house of Josiah Stew
art, and shot him through the head. His wife
begged for her life, to which they replied "nepo
squaw," ffc'dlyquaw.) and shot her also in the
head. Her two-uitle girls were killed with war
clubs, Jofin Stewart," Jittle boy about eight
years old, hid himself behind a log and escaped.
They then proceeded to the house of Mr.
Thomas; several families had here collected to
gether, and thre were some eight or nine rifles
in the house. Umpashota, an old Indian chief
well known in this neighborhood, ran past the
house shouting to the inmates, several of whom
unfortunately ventured to the door to see what
was the matter, when about twenty Indians post
ed behind a haystack, about five rods distant,
fired upon them, killing a son of M-. Thomas
aged ted years. Mr. Thomas was wounded in
the arm; and Miss Drusella Swirer received a
ball in her shoulder, the ball passing out npon
the opposite side.
The doors were instantly shot and barricaded.
Some of the inmates engaged themselves in
moulding balls, others in loading the rifles, while
John Brakshaw and a man named Markam, fired
upon the Indians without. Their chief and a
number of others were killed; the exact number
is not known. It was reported by an Indian to
a man named Shigley, that nine Were killed and
five wounded. Towards night the Indians with
drew, carrying their dead and wounded with
them. No white person was killed after the
During this action a woman SM.iaed Church,
who had assisted in loading riffes, fired at the
Indiana end killed one. She told me that he
" kicked hice a rabbit She is a fine looking
woman, and is regarded as quite a heroine.
A few persons were detached to carry these
persons to the colony the next m orning after our
arrival, while the rest of us prepircd for an en
counter with the Indians. We looked for an
immediate attack, from the faet that the fugi
tives reported that they had seen Indians the
day previous. Guards were that night posted
outside of the camp, out no alarm was made.
We resumed our march the next morniagi snd
after a further jurncy of two days arrived at
Granger's claim, twelve miles east of Spirit
Lake. Our scouts here discovered traces of the
Indians, but after diligent search, ho Indians
could be found. We learned that the troops had
been at Springfield, buried the dead, and had
proceeded to Spirit Lake and buried one or the
dead at Marble's house that they had followed
the Indians until tliry came within a half day's
march of them, when the pursuit was abandon
ed, the Indians retreating in such haste as to
leave part of their plundsr behind them, with
five horsesT j
Major Williamj, percehing tuat the troop3 had j
chased the Indians off, who were at least five
I davs in advance, and that it would be of no use
to follow them, detached twenty-four men to go
to the lake and bury the dead they might find
there; also twelve men to go to Springfield and
attend to certain duties there. You will prob
ably, in the next communication I send, hear of
the death of Black Buffalo, Titonca, Caboo, Lit
tle Josh, and other treacherous red rascals in
The men sent to Spirit Lake have returned.
They have buried twenty-nine bodies; two were
fonnd Lurned ; besides, it is not known, of course,
whose skeletons they were. They first visited
the house of Mr. Thatcher, and found two bod
iesthose of A. Nib'.c and Mr. Ryan. They
then visited the rendenee of Jonathan House;
here nine bodies wee found, dreadfully man-gled-mcn,
women and children, all indiscrimi
nately murdered; the body of Jonathan House
is leported missing.
The next house was Granger's, near the Lake.
Here probably, a sharp conflict had ensued. A
man named Snyder was found dreadfully man
gled with a broad-axe. The Grangers have one
missing, probably both killed. The body of a
man was found upon the lake near the bouse, so
mangled that it was impossible to recognize him.
Broken rifles were found about this bouse and
other signs indicative of a fight.
They next went to Mattock's bouse, where
eleven were found. The house had been burnt.
The men and women shot, and children toma
hawked, were some twelve persons one mis
sing. The Indiana hare taken four women prisoners.
It is supposed that about seventy persons have
been killed and taken prisoners.
Indian Troubles in Nebraska.
News reached this city ly telegraph
from St. Loirs to-day, of a fight between
the Pawnee 1 Lilians and the white set
tlers npon Salt river, which malted in
the death of one of the settlers and several
Indians, and the capture by the whites of
thirteen Puwnses. These Indians are
now, and have been for several years,
extremely poor, and in a mo tf deplorable
condition of suffering and want. Ac
connts from their country received by
the last rnailx reprent them as in a
starving condition. So extreme is their
poverty and nufforing that they have
been compelled to mbsi.,t in ' manyin
stancesnpon the flesh of their children.
It is supposed by gentlemen familiar
with their character that the late collision
with the white settlers has been brought
abont in consequence of the Indians kill
ing stock to subsist upon in their des
perate extrem.Uv. If Ibis is the case, it
will in some degree paJiate what might
under other circumstances be considered
a great outrage on the part of the In
Fortunately for the people of Nebraska
Territory, their able and efficient repre
sentative in Congress, Hon. B. B. Chap-1
man, is now in tnis city ana we learn nas
already taken the matter in band, and
called the attention of the government to
to it, and asked for such action in the
premises as will relieve them from any
fnrtber trouble from that ouarter.
We are gratified that feelings of the j
kindest character exist between Mr. Chap
man and every department of the ex ecu'
tive government, and ws are equally sat
isfied that any suggestions from him cal
culated to relieve the people of the Terri
tory from these nnfortonate disturbances,
and better the condition of the poor mis
erable Indians, will meet with a favorable
consideration. Washington Union.
Missouri U. S. Skxatobs. Oaring a
State existence of thirty-six years Mis
souri has had but six persons to represent
her in the Senate of tha United States.
Thomas II. Benton served thirty years,
followed by H. C. Geyer for six, years,
the other seat having been filled by
David Barton eight years, Alex. Bnckner
four years. Lewis F. Lynn ten years, D.
li Atfhrsrti twelve years, and vacant
two year.- The vacancies are now filled
br Trnsten Polk and James S. G reeo.
Appointment of Mij. Ben. BeCalloeli
as Governor of Utah A Bortbera
Kan ii be OoTernor of Sehra.
(Correspondence of the Baltimore Sun.)
Washisotox, Sunday. April 28.
- rh delay in the appointment of a
Governor for the TeTritorrof Utah has
been occasioned by the difficulty of find
ing a suitable man who would accept
me post, u nas been offered to and de
clined by several gontlerden. Before
Major Ben. McCnlloch accepted the post
of Marshalship of Texas, he had been
consulted by some of his friends upon
the subject of this Governorship. Jt was
thought that as a man of character, cour
ago, address and humanity he would be
able to meet and master all the difficul
ties of the situation, lie then expressed
willingness to accept tho office if-he
should be appointed. But Senator Rusk
and others, who were deeply impressed
with the importance of seenring the ser
vices of Major McCuIloch in the con
struction of thevajron road from El Paao
to Fort Ynraa, could not spare hitn for
nciTiie iu vyian. iiui u now appears
from a paragraph in the Union that the
Government is obliged to resort to Maj.
McCnlloch as the most suitable man for
the place, whoso service they can com
mand. It is probahla, therefore, that the
"Saints' will soon be provided with a
"Gentile" as their Governor, instead of
their 'Trophet, Priest and King."
Brigham Young cannot be stripped of
nis priestuood, nor or his gifts for proph
ecy, by tho secular authorities, but his
political and military rule will be modi
tied by its subjugation to the authority
of Governor McCnlloch and General
Harney. That a conflict will take place
betweeu the U. S. authorities and the
Mormons is not improbable.
It is decided to remove Gov. Izard, of
Nebraska. His removal has been delay
ed by the charges preferred against him,
and the propriety of affording him an
opportunity to refute them. But all
charges affecting his moral character
have been withdrawn, and ho will be
superseded in a few davs. It has been
stated that a Southern man, as heretofore,
would be selected as Governor
Territory. Bat, inasmnch aa S oat hern
men have been appointed to Kansas,
and as a Southern man will be selected
for Utah, it is bel ieved that a Governor
for Nebraska will be taken from the
Arrivals and Departures of the Kails,
AT OREGON, MISSOURI.
EASTERN MAIL From St. Joseph, Mo.
Arrives 6 P. M., Mondays, Thursdays and Sat
urdnvs. WESTERN MAIL From Council Blufts,
Iowa. Arrives 6 A. M., Tuesdays, Fridays and
WHITE CLOUD MAIL Arrives 11 A.
Departs 2 P. M Tuesdays and Fridivs.
IOWA POINT MAIL Departs 71A. M.,
Arrives 3 F. M., Saturdavs.
JAME3 J. RCLEY. P. M.
SALE OF LOTS
1 fifi LOTS for the benefit of IIAMBY
J.UU UNIVERSITY, will be sr.ld to the
highest bidder, on TUESDAY, 2d JUNE, 1S57.
To Brick Makers!
rpiIE WHITE CLOUD TOWN COMPANY
A waut One niUlian of Briei m ule and burn
ed this season, for which the highest pcice will
be paid. june 4, '57, 4w.
c. r. JEXNIMG. e. a. saiccs.
JENNINGS & BRIGGS,
Forwarding and Commission Merchants,
WHITE CLOUD, K. T.
WE are receiving and opening a large and
complete stock of
HATS k CAPS.
BOOTS I. SHOES,
FA IN" 8 ft OILS,
FA VENT MEDICINES,
Alse. a large lot of BUILDING MATERI
AL, PINE LUMBER. DOORS and SASH,
which we will sell at a small advance on St.
Luis cost. JENNINGS BRIGGS.
White Cloud, Kansas, June 4, lzi7, tf.
M. B. BOWERS,
CARPENTER AND J01XER,
Shop on Main Street, Opposite Jennings
& Brigs' Store,
WHITE CLOUD, KANSAS,
IS prepared to execute all work in his line,
with promptness and eaiev
june 4, '57, tf.
a. b. voiarv. ewnrj. urni,
Survevor & Civil Engineer.
Land & General Agents k Surveyors
WHITE CLOUD, KANSAS,
WILL promptly attend to investing Money,
paying Taxes, locating and selling Land
Warrants, Surveying Town Sites, sub-dividing
Sections, etc. Will buy nd sell Town Shares
and Town Lotst and do a General Agency Bus
iness. REFERENCES. J. W. Piaaca, Parker's
Express, Iowa; E. B. Finru, President
Michigan Central College; J. Bata, President
Alleghany College; Hon. B. G. Thisadoux,
Term.; Jaxes Fosteb, Oregon, Mo.; Hon. J. P.
Holiest, Auburn, N. Y. june 4, '57, ly.
Great Excitement on the Frontier!
BORDER RUFFIANS ABOUT TO IN
VADE KANSAS t
BY late advices from Oregon, Holt Countv.
Missouri, we learn that KAl'CUER
JESTEK are about to invade our peaceful
abodes, armed to the teeth with CHAIRS,
BEDSTEADS, TABLES, CRIBS, and a great
many other Household convenience, too tedi
ous to mention, which they expect to sell at fair
prices, and for Cash. They will spare neither
age nor sex, rich aor poor, (will trust the honest
poor, and take the money from the rich,) high
aor low. No political or religious creed can be
taken as an excuse for not purchasing then
work, as it is as good aa any in the country, and
is more d arable than all the furniture ever ship
ped from St. Louis or Cincinnati. The people
have been humbugged with Eastern trash long
enough, and itls high lime now that thev open
their exes, and " knock under" to KAUCHE&
All classes of society men of all condition,
from the cradle to the grave, will find it to their
adranuge to call tffoa them for whatever they
GsSJ KAUCIIER &. JESTER
Are prepared to execute all order tor Co ffios,
with neatness and despatch.
Job Work of every description done to order.
Thev mav be found at their Head Quarters,
near Utt k Watson's Steam Mill, Oregon, Mo.
june 4, '57, tt ,
2,000 Cords Wood!
juae 4, '57, tf. J.
I WILL pa.v Ch for 3,000 SAW LOG3.
delivered at Whife Cloud, Kansas,
june 4, '67. tf. J. H. UTT.
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r. w. rrrce. J. at. nuns. iu rrrca.
PETER, FKAZER & CO.,
B2Y. GOODS, GSOCEEIES,
Boots, Shoes, lists, Caps, Bonnets,
QCEEXSWARE, LWX, SAILS, CUTLERY,
DRUGS AND PATENT MEDICINES,
ARE now in receipt of one of the hrpt and
mot complete stocks of Goods ever offer
ed in this market, to which they respectfully
call the attention of their friends and customers,
ind all others -wanting cheap and serviceable
Goods. We make Iron, Hardware, Edge and
all kinds of Carpenters' Tools, a leading feature
in Our business. Persons desiring these kinds
of enods, will find ours the largest and most
' complete assortment above the Nodawar.
Drugs and Patent .Medicines are also a leading
feature in our bujiuess, to which we invite the
j especial attention of persons wanting any thing
in tnac line.
We take all kinds cf Country Produce at the
highest market price, iu exchange for Goods.
We are datennined to sell our Goods at as
lo figures as any house in the West. Call and
see for yourselves. june 4, '57, tf.
Look Out fur the Mammoth Blue Mortar!
PETER, FRAZER & CO.,
Dealers in Drags, Medicines,
PAINTS, OILS, DYE STUFFS,
Glass and Glassware,
TOBACCO, CIOABS, FAINT BBTSHES,
Perfumery, Soap3, Toilet Articles,
Fine Liquors fcr Medical rorposes, Ac.
june 4, '57, tf.
ALL ve who are tuirytv. call at the Drug
Store of PETER, FR AZER A CO.. and
get a glass of cool, sparkling SODA WATER.
Oregon, Mo., june 4, '57, tf.
WINDOW GLASS, MOO, 10X12, 10X14,
10X15, 12X18, 1?X22. 1SX24, 20X30,
24X36, for ale vjrv low, bv
PETER, FRAZER k CO.
Oregon, Ms., june 4. '57, tf.
T. BLOW'S PURE WHITE LEAD,
for sale at reduced price, bv
Oregon, Mo., June 4, '57, tf.
A LARGE lot of PURE FRENCH QUI
ri- NINE, for sal verv low. bv
PETER, FRAZER k CO.
Oregon, Mo.,june 4, '57, tf.
PERSONS wi-hine to buy GENUINE PAT
ENT MEDICINES, would do well to
purchase of the undersigned, as they have the
exclusive Agency for thi pUde; of all the uoit
popular ones in use.
PETER, FRAZER k CO.
Oregon, Mo., june 4, '57, tf.
J. J. RULEY &, CO.,
BOOTS, SHOES, HATS AND CAITS,
And Every Variety of Genu' Furnisuinj Goods,
Buff; Plain at Fancy Envelope & Cards,
PLAIN AND FANCY LITTER JAPES,
School Paper, Tens, Ink, &c, &c.,
Xorth-East Corner Public Square,
june 4, 5T, tf.
GEORGE P. LUCkHARDT,
Watchmaker, and Dealer in
WATCHES, CLOCKS & JEWELRY,
OREGOX, HOLT CO., MO.,
TAKES the liberty to inform the citizens of
White Cloud and vicinity that be has
opened a Watch, Clocc and Jeelry Store in
Oregon, Holt County, Missouri, where he will
keep constantly on baud, and for salet a good
assortment of Gold and Silver Watches, Clock
and Jewelry, which he will tell extremely low,
for Cash. AIm, a fin lot ef Violin. Accorde
on. Silver and Plated Spectacles, Gold Peas,
with Gold and Silver Extension Cases, Silver
Thimbles, tc, kc.
He is prepared to repair Watches, Clocks and
Jewelry of every deseriotion, iu the best manner,
and on the most reasonable terms.
Every article bought in bis establishment, is
warranted te be wnat they are rprventra to
be. Watch repairing warranted for one year,
june 4, '57, tf.
DR. M. LAIIHEE,
PHYSICIAN ANI SCRGEON.r
Office ia D. Zook's Prog Store,
june 4, '57, tf.
J. li. UKCMS. J. w. sovn.
LIKENS & BOYD,
General Real Estate Agents,
SAINT JOSEPH. MO,
"IT7ILL buvand ell Land Warrants; attend
v to toe oeiecung ami r.niry ui una
this State, and the adjoining Terriloriesof Kan
sas and Nebraska.
Will Enter Lands oa Time.
Buy and Sell Lands, Lots and Town Shares,
and attend to any business) pertaining to Real
Please call Office two door North of City
HoteL june 4, 57, tf.
J. A. aOLSUS. t. A- WEST.
DOLMAN & WEST,
Auction & Commission Merchants,
- AND DEALERS IN
. CEIL ESTITE, STOCKS, 1C,
East Ride Market Square,.
6T. JOSEPH, MO.
MONEY invested in Land and Loans; Land
Warrants located in Mituri, RauMsaod
Nebraska: Taxes ef non-midenhi paid; Col
lections made and promptly remitted! lnqu:rl-
promptly answered: Particular attention ruui to
the ub-di vision of Land,' and Sale at Auction, j
W are prepared to racatte and stare Goudoa
Cotviignmeat- juae 4, '57, tt '
Wholesale and Retail Dealer ia
PAINTS. OILS. LYE STUFFS.
Tea3, Cigars, Tobacco, Perfumeries,
C E. BrASOVHQfi
! Wholesale and Retail Deader
! CI ticks Watches, Je wci ry
ELCEIL'JAN SLVE2 & PLATED WARE, LAMPS,
rocket Cutlery, Part Monies,
riSCY A2TICXS8, PIAJfOj, XXLOSXOVS.
And Musical Instruments of Every Description,
SECOND STREET, ST. JOSEPH, MO.
june 4, '57, tf.
M. JEFF. THOMPSON,
Real Estate Agent,
SAINT JOSEPH, MISSOURI.
I- ANDS Entered and Warrant Located ia
J Missouri, Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska.
Improved and unimproved Lands for sale la
Ruchnan, Andrew, Holt, Atrhisnn, Nodaway,
Gentry, Clinton, DeKalb and Caldwell Counties.
Select and Locate for distant dealers on tha
most favorable terms. Examine and valuw
ands and pay Taxes Ibr non-residents. Land
Warrants Bought and Sold.
. Having Surveyed a lare portion of Missouri,
Kansas and Nebraska, the latter for Govern
ment, I am particularly ported in rreard to the
value of Laud. I ea furnish Land Hauler
" ! with all the information necessary to mak good
selections. june 4, '57, if.
REGUItAR ST. JOSEPH
White Clcnd. Conacil Bliifb,
AND 01In WEEKLY PACKET.
Tie New Liht Dranat Steamer
CAPT. G. A. REICHENEKES.
Will leave weekly, for the above
ami all Intermediate Points;
This Boat ha been purchased bv the e'liiena
of St. Josenh, to run aa a Weekly Paekct Be
tween SU Joseph snd Omaha; and will posi
tivelv be kept regularly in this tride.
Jiixims k Raises, Agents at White Cloud.
june 4, '57, tf.
SHAPLEIGH. DAY tu CO-.
IMPORTERS AN DEALERS IN
Hardware, Cutlery &Guns
103, Main Street,
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI.
june 4. '57. tf.
li'cii.1 cas. Airsxo eiaa.
L. & A. CARft,
WHOLESALE DEALERS IN
Books, Paper, Stationery &c, &c,
Not 49, North Xaia Street,
ST. LOUIS, MO. -
june 4. '57. tf. '
CO. A. DAS ON. MAT. S. MOLOXV. tit. O. BOLJI.
E. A. DAMON & CO.,
Importer and Wholesale Dealers ia
T i n rv rt n in A i 1 1 rrn Tc
i jjiuuuia aim i-ciict
No. 172 Second St. Bet. Greea Jt Morgan
SAINT LOUIS, MO.
Agsata for Kolony ft TU ton's
Alcohol, Cologne Sp'ts, Spirit Gas & Camphene
june 4, '57, tt f
XcbrMaCUr Insnranre Cotnpaay.
CAPITAL STOCK, 5O,OO0.
Nebraska' City, JJ. T.
THIS Company; ttndir a liberal Charter, Is
now fully organized, and their entire Cap- .
ital Stock of Fifty Thousand Dullira, paid ia
and secured. They are p;-pared. from litis date,
to grant open policies, and take risks', upon equal
terms with the most fifored Insurance Compa
ny any whece. Having adopted the mutual
principle, it patrons, without incwrin; any lia
bility, will share in the pront of the Company.
The operations of the Company will be confi
ned, for the present, to Maai.vi or Caaco risks,
with a maximum liability of $12,500 on any one
Boing the only Insurance Office, on the above
popular ptan, West of the Missouri, it confident
ly expect a generous support from Western
They respectfully Invite the Missouri River
S. F. Nuckolls, Chas. F. Hollv.
H. P. Btsxvr, J. L. Aaasraoao,
W. N. HiifCHaav, Miles W. Baowa,
A. A. EaDroBD.
CHAS. F. HOLLY. PrtMnt.
J. GARSIDE, Seftttrf.
St. Louis Agent Col. W. P. How'.
june 4, '57, 4m.
MARRIAGE GUIDE, by DR. WM. YOUNdi.
MARRIAGE GUIDE, by DR. WM. YOUNO.
MARRIAGE GUIDE, by DR. WM. YOUNG.
MARRIAGE GUIDE, by DR WM. YOUNG.
MARRIAGE GUIDE, by DR. WM. YOUNGV
MARRIAGE GUIDE, bv DR. WM. YOUNG.
M ARRl AGE GUIDE, by DR. WM. YOUNG.
MARRIAGE GUIPE Young' Gteat Phy
siological Work: The Pjckot acu!a;iu,
or every one his own Doctor, by Wm. Yeuug,
M. D. It is written ia plain language for the
general reader, and is illustrated with upwards
of one hundred engravings. All young nfturied
people, or those contemplating marriage, and
having the least impediment to married life,
should read this book. It disclose secrets that
every one should be acquainted' with ; still, it
r a book that must be kept locked rp, and not
lie about the house. It will be sent to any one
on the receist t twenty-8ve cents. Adrcs
DR. WM. YOUNG, Ml Spruce Street, above
Fourth, Philadelphia, Pa. Jtin4,'57,
Howard Association, Philadelphia
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT I !
rryj ail penoas afflicted with Sexml Disease,
X such Spermatorriuea, Seminal Weak
ness, Impoece, Gooorrho?. Gleet, Syphilis,
the vice of Onanism, or 6lf Abuse, d., it.
The Howard Association, in view of the
awful destroetioa of human life, caused by
Sexual disease, and the deception practiced
uprn the anfortuuata vidian of soch diseases
Kw O narks, hare directed their Consnltine Sor
;eoo, as a charitabl act worthy of their nasoei
to give Medical Advice Gratis, to all person "
thus afCcted, who apply by letter, with a des '
criptioa of their condition, (age, ecupation.i.
habits, or lite; He.,) and la eart of extrem
poverty aud suffering, to furuiih Medioioesjaw7L .
WCharce. milium. V
The Howard Association is a be extreme '
titution, established by special nt&att Free
the relief of the sick and distre-. r' .
with "Virulent and Epidciniyoryolettt Ia
ha now a surplus of aieaas, Wjadowasect, fijt
tors have voted to expend lecd, kffi'cted .
above notice. It U nedlei Diselse h
Association commands th juca ts Dtree- '
skill of the age, sad will fvf advertitnig the , .
proved modern treatment, j to add that the
Just ptuliabcd, by tke ! kjtst Medical "
oa Spc-rmatarrbma, orSefeija toe most j , -vie
of Onanism, Masrt-V , '
and other Diseases ofsoeitioa, a Report
the Consulting SiirgeofSnioal Weakr.e, Iks "
mail, fin 4 sealed en batloa or SeJf.AbaswC i'
oa the reecint of two jh Sexual Orgaaa, hv ' .
A'Wrra,i)r.GE)which will be tf.:t . .
Ing Surgeon, Uow.TIjpe,) Fre of CB--$. "
N-a'h Street, ersaips for ivi'fl""" -- ''
the DireetwyG EO. . CA LiiO C , Coms-, -
7, Howard Awouit, -- ' -
aei. rij!:i ii.a. 1 1. .
Jetnra. ' - . .
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