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WHITE CLOUD, EASSAS:
Tkirsiay, : : : : Airast 1, 1861.
- A. iighteoui Move.
The country will be rejoiced to learn
that the President has placed the exclu
sive control of war operations in tbe
hands of Gen. Scott, giving Cameron tbe
position of the"" bound boy at a busk
ing." .This is what should have been
done at the outset. Indeed, it is strange
- that s man of Lincoln's sense and judg
ment should have given Cameron a Cab
inet office, particularly when there was
such strong opposition to-hira in bis own
State. Cameron is a man of poor prin
ciple, bnt calculates laigely upon his
great wealth for success in his aspirations.
-Tlie high positions he baa heretofore oc-
tupied, wereobtained through bribery ;
and his appointment to a Cabinet office by
.Lincoln, shook the faith of thousands who
bad anticipated an honest and economic
al Administration. His conduct in bis
sew position has generally been charac
ierized by meanness, and everything he
baa done, has been with an eye single to
his own private -Interests. His treatment
of veteran and loyal officers of tbe army,
since the war began, has been most shame
ful and or no other reason than that
they were too honest to submit to gigan
tic contracts to swindle, tbe Government,
in which he was deeply interested! This
is said to have been tbe cause of his scan
. dalons treatment of "Gen. -Wool. Tbe
New York regiments have at length de
manded that Wool be restored to his
proper position, or the reason given why
not. They have the fullest confidence in
bim, and want him to lead them. The
President, setting Cameron's influence
aside, has. promised that their request
hall be complied with. Scott has great
confidence in Wool, and felt keenly the
indignity which had been put upon his
old companion in arms.
It is fortunate for tbe country that
Cameronism is to play a minor part du
ring the balance of the war. It will be
more fortunato still, if Cameron is kept
yUnder rein throughout the entire term of
the Administration, or, mnch better, dis
missed altogether ; for, if allowed fall
sway, he will bring tho Administration
as deeply into the contempt and execra
tions of the American people as Floyd
and Cobb did that's? Buchanan.
EW During our visit to Lowell we
were shown through tbe Laboratory of
our celebrated countryman. Dr. J. C.
Ayer. Scarcely could we have believed
without proof what is seen therebe
They make a barrel of solid Pills,
about 15,000 doses, and three barrels of
Cherry Pectoral, 120,000 doses, per
diem. To what an inconceivable amount
of human MuTering does this point ! 170,-
000 doses a day ! ! Fifty millions of
. -doses per ' year 1 ! ! What acres and
thonsands of acres of sick beds does this
spread before the imagination ! And
what sympathies and woe ! True, not
ftll of this is taken by the very sick, but
alas, much of it is. This Cherry Drop
and this sugared Pill are to be, tho com
panion of pain and anguish and sinking
sorrow the inheritance our mother Eve
bequeathed to the whole family of man.
Here tbe infant darling has been touched
too early by the blight that withers half
our race. Its little lungs are affected, and
only watching and waiting shall tell which
way its breath shall turn. This red drop
on tbe table is tbe talisman on which its
life shall hang. There tbe blossom of
the world just bursting into womanhood
is stricken also. Affection's most assid
uous care avails not, she is still fading
away. The wan messenger comes nearer
and nearer every week. This little med
icament shall go there, their last, perhaps
their only hope. The strong man has
" planted in his vitals this same disease.
This red drop by his side is helping bim
wrestle with the inexorable enemy ; the
wife of his bosom and the cherubs of bis
heart are waiting in sick sorrow and fear
lest tbe rod on which they lean in this
world, be broken.
O, Doctor ! Spare no skill, nor cost,
nor toil to give the perishing sick the best
that human art can give. 67a7mron,
When a man is found who is a man
all over, we love to record the fact es
pecially when he is found in the State of
Missouri. Last week, when tho Holt
County company was abont leaving for
St. Joseph, to enter the service of tbe
United States,- Mr. Wm. Zook, of Forest
City, came forward and requested that if
any of the volunteers had families that
woold be left unprovided for, they would
step out of the ranks;, A number did so.
He asked them if they wished their fam
ilies' provided for during their absence ;
to which they gave an affirmative answer.
He then assured them that be would take
that duty upon himself, and that so long
as the men remained absent fighting for
their country, their families should not
This incident suggests a reminiscence.
When we first came to this country, we
were led firmly to believe, from the rep
resentations of certain individuals, that
the meanest man on top of the ground
in fact, the embodiment of all meanness
was Wm Zook. We soon discovered
that the prime cause of this hatred of Mr.
Zook by those individuals, lay in the
fact that he was looking out for certain
interests of his own, which they imagined
(it was only imagination) rather conflic
ted with'speculations they were engaged
in.' They bemeaned him in his absence,
abused bim in his presence, carried their
enmity into tho Church, and scarcely
stopped short of personal violence. Be
ing unacquainted with some of the parties
and all. of the principal facts, wo were led
to think that his enemies were in tbe right.
Bnt "time at last makes all things even."
We are still as wholly unacquainted with
Mr. Zook as upon tho day of our arrival
in Kansas ; but there are times and cir
cumstances which will show the contrast
between a man and a thing, as clearly as
acids will distinguish gold from brass.
Mr. Zook is for his country in the hour
of her trial, and pledges himself to sup
port tho families of poor soldiers who go
to fig.it for her honor ; while the tradu
cers alluded to are howling, infamous
traitors, alternately inciting their follow
ers to treason and slirriDg tip" strife be
tween .neighbors, and sneaking through
the brush and trembling with cowardly
fear lest they be brought to merited punishment.
Leavenworth, Pawnee and Western
Railroad. By an advertisement in an
other column, it will be seen that work is
about commencing upon the above great
enterprise, and that the lands granted to
aid in the construction of the road have
been fully secured by the Company, and
will, speedily be offered for sale to set
tlers at a low figure and on remarkably
liberal terms. These lands embrace a
vast numbers of acres, and comprise some
of the best and most desirable lands in
Kansas. An attempt has been made to
get a re-apprisal of the landB for specula
ting purposes; but our Representatives
and Senators in Congress have given the
scheme no encouragement, and it will fail.
Now is a rare chance offered, for men to
secure cheap lands, and at the same time
aid a work of vast importance.
KW The Holt County and
boys were sent to Cameron, on the Bail-
road, some twenty-fire miles east of St.
Joseph, instead of to Jefferson Barracks,
as.we stated last week. They are back
to St. Joseph again.
A First Rate Joke. A 6hort time
siqce, Judge lab, of Holt County, "of
powder memory, finding tbe lattitudo
growing too unwholesome for bim, mo
ved his 6takes toward the realms of Dix
ie, leaving farm, "contrabands," and
other property behind. After reaching a
place of safety, and taking time to think
over the uncertainty of nigger flesh ,in
the community be bad left, he wrote to
his boys to take his four negro men South
and sell them, which they forthwith pre
pared to do. But tho niggers got wind
of it, and the night before the day set for
starting, two of them came up missing,
and still remain so. However, -there
were two more left, and with these the
Southern pilgrimage was begun. Bnt a
report comes back, that after travellings
long way on their journey, the two ne
groes one night took tbe best two mules
in the party, and made good their escape
alfo I This result is precisely what Wil-
lard P. Hall tried to tell the people of
Holt would come to pass, when Judge
Ish and men of bis stripe cried the speak
er down. They are the first to realize its
fulfillment. The price of four robnst nig
gers would buy a good many .kegs of pow
a Mill, Again. Every day but ren
ders more apparent the necessity for a
flouring mill at this place. It would be
both an important advantage to the town,
and a very great accommodation to tbe
farmers for miles around. Farmers are
tired of being imposed upon in a man
ner robbed; of being placed at the mercy
of men who show no disposition to ac
commodate them; and of being compell
ed to go where they are subjected to in
sult, abuse, and even personal injury, for
no other offence than that of being loyal
to their Government. Arrangements had
been made, early in the Spring, by which
a good mill wonld have been in opera
tion here by this time, bnt Death inter
posed to prevent the desirable consum
mation.. We are confident that any one
undertaking such an enterprise would re
alize a handsome return, and in a short
time build up a splendid business.
Entirely Satisfactory ! Mr. U. T.
Cranmore, of hollow log notoriety, makes
a lucid statement to the young man of
the Holt County News, concerning tho
mobbing of Rev. Mr. David, and the
young man shapes the statement into' an
editorial, rendering it as clear as mud.
The substance of it is, that the gang had
no intention of attacking Mr. David, bnt
went to mob another Methodist preacher
who was expected to be there ; and Mr.
David, taking the alarm, fled before they
arrived! To clinch, the statement, he
offers to prove it by all the outlaws who
were engaged in the affair 1 We must
confess that Cranmore has mended the
matter hugely. We presume he is one
of that class who, when he gets his v foot
bedaubed, wipes it' on his trowsers-leg !
" Defending Their Homes.
It is a favorito war-cry ivitb the trait
ors, to gnll the ignorant into taking up
arms against tbe Government: "Rally
for the defenco of your homes 1 Lin
coln's hirelings have invaded your State;
your property will be destroyed, your
wives ontraged, your children murdered,
and yourselves subjugated to the rule of
an execrable tyrant 1 Strike in, defence
of your families and homes !"
Old "Drygripcs" Robinson, howled,
week after week, for five months, abont
rallying to the defence of families and
homes, even before there was an Ameri
can soldier upon Missouri soil. At length
the troops came, and an opportunity of
fered for Him to strike. How did he
rally in defence of his home ? By cut
ting a straight shirt-tail for Rockport,
which was supposed to be beyond the
line of scouting operations, leaving bis
family at tho tender- mercy of Lincoln's
marauders, and not sneaking back home
until after the troops bad returned to St.
Sam. Word was a terrific Union man,
only a short time ago. But daddy-in-law
was wroth, and the troops were coming
nearer and nearer. He could stand it no
longer, but began to cry lustily for the
people to rally in defence of their fami
lies and homes. A drove of cattle came,
but be thought they were troops, which
was all the same to him ; and bo gal
lantly rallied in defence of his home, by
deserting bis family and scampering to
Kansas, to seek safety beneath his fath
er's roof and his mother's bed !
Prince Hndgen has been howling over
tbe country like a mad bull, the burden
of his song being the defence of homes.
His brother. Jim has echoed the song, in
the tones of a yearling bull all for the
defence of homes. The troops came, and
Prince and Jim scratched gravel, leaving
their families and homes to defend them
selves. We would say to tbe men among
whom Prince has sought refuge : " Rally
to the' defenco of your homes !" for they
are now in greater danger than if Lin
coln's whole army were upon you !
So it proves in every instance. Those
ivho yelp so dismally for tbe defence of
homes, are the very men who, upon the
first approach of danger, dosert their fa
milies and homes, leaving them at tbe
mercy of the much slandered Federal
troops thus giving the lie to their" own
assertions proving, morestrongly than
words could do it, that they have no fears
for the safety of their families and homes,
but that it is their own vile carcasses they
wish defended ; or else, what is tenfold
more disgraceful, showing that if they
can secure safety for themselves, they care
not what becomes of their families and
Important Ferry Arrangement.
be farmers of Kansas are now having
their wheat ground, to supply their fami
lies with bread ; but they cannot have it
done to their satisfaction in Kansas, at
nny mill witnin a reasonable distance.
Missouri has several good mills of easy
access, carried on by men of tbe right
stamp; and farmers, to avoid imposition,
find they will have to go there. To ac
commodate all sucb, tbe proprietors of
tbe White Cloud Steam Ferry have
made a liberal arrangement. Tbey give
notice that they will cross all teams from
Kansas, going to Missouri to mill, and
returning, at a considerable reduction
from the usual rates, if paid in cash ; or
they will receive flour in payment, at tho
regular ferriage rates. Under existing
circumstances, farmers will gain largely
by availing themselves of this chance.
"" LoNO AND CAREFUL INVESTIGATION has
enabled J. L. Curtis, in compounding
bis Mamaluke Liniment, and compound
Syrup of Sassafras, to provide the pub
lic with the best and most complete rem
edies of the day. We have frequently
heard these medicines spoken of in the
highest terms, as certain to give relief
when all other remedies fail. One 25
cent bottle often produces remarkable re
sults. Every family should be constant
ly provided with them. There is no tell
ing when occasion may arise for their
6 Pike's Peak. What has become of
of the fa"mons Pike's Peak, which set
tbe whole country crazy t.vo years ago ?
We hear of nobody going there," and of
no rich leads discovered by persons al
ready there. On the contrary, we learn
that dullness reigns there supreme, and
that thousands are preparing to come
away. We very much fear (not wish)
that tbe belief we have always entertained
with regard to Pike Peak is going to
prove correct at last that it is a huge
Military" Visit. We understand that
The Genuine 'Thing.
How the telegraph and newspapers do
garble everything they get hold of 1 We
had thought the published proclamation
of Ben. McCulloogh to the people of Ar
kansas was bogus now we know it was.
We have received the genuine document
from a reliable source, and hasten to lay
it before our readers:
" Citizens of Arkansas ! To defend
yonr soil from invasion, the gallant se
cessionists of Missouri are rushing to your
border by thousands. So great was their
anxiety for yonr safety, that tbey htsten
ed away without arms and ammunition,
with which I trust yon will at once sup
ply them. Yea, even so great was their
hurry, that very many of them have come
bareheadeJ, barefoot, andjn their shirt
tails. At once throw open your stores,
and clothe them in a becoming manner.
The gallant and impetuous Gen. Price,
fearful that he should not reach you be
fore the enemy, did not tarry long enough
by the wayside to comply with tho most
pressing demands of nature, and conse
quently falls far shot t of being a " sweet
scented" son of the South. Send yonr
laundresses to bim at once, that they may
give him the appearance of a soldier; and
let him rest his weary frame for a few
days among your muskrata and polecats,
that be may improve his odor. Tbe
bravo and noble Governor Jackson, that
he might not be recognized by his devo
ted subjects, and bo detained by them
from flying to your rescue, has come at
tired in the faded dress and dilapidated
sun-bonnet of a poor bat virtuous female.
Open yonr generous Arkansas heart, r.ml
purchase bim a new silk dress, a hooped
skirt, and a bonnet of the latest style.
But bo has met with a sad loss. Having
carried the State Government of Missou
ri in his breeches pocket, for convenience
in caso of emergency, as a matter of
course, when be threw bis breeches aside,
he left tbe State Government with them,
and they are doubtless ere this in the
hands of tho enemy. Brave soldiers of
Arkansas, rush to tho rescue! Drive the
invaders from every inch of Missouri
soil, and restore tho Government as the
noble Jackson left it ! But bring back
his sacred breeches, at all hazards with
or without the State Government, bring
back the breeches ! Let every man go,
and fear not for our State, for the brave
men of Missonri will remain hero to ful
fill the object of their coming to defend
your borders against invasion !
White Cloud Union Guards.
The officers of this "Company have re
ceived their commissions froin the Gov
ernor. The following are the commis
sioned officers: C. W. Shreve. Captain;
F. E. Armstrong First Lieutenant;
Charles Bnrkholder, Second Lieutenant;
Wm. H. Forncrook, Third Lieutenant.
Capt. Shreve and Lieut. Armstrong visit
ed the Governor, last week, for the pur
pose of obtaining arms for the Company.
The Governor received them cordially,
manifested great interest in their commu
nications, and" granted every request, they
made, without, a moment's hesitation.
He appeared to realize the wants of Kan
sas, especially this corner of the State,
in the way of defences, and showed an
unmistakable disposition to do all in his'
power for the protection of the State.
The Governor issued an order for 70
stand of arms, with accoutrements com
plete, and as many- more as there could
bo men obtained to bear them, for the
use of our Company. Tbe arms will be
new, of the latest 6tyles, and the best
workmanship. An agent is now East to
bring the Kansas quota of arms from the
Sprinfield Arsenal, and it will not be
many days before they are here. As soon
as tbe Company's arms are received, tbe
officers intend to call for recruits, to en
ter cither tho service of the State or of
the United States, as a majority may de
termine. We are glad to see tbe people are awak
ening to tho necessity of keeping some cf
of our men at home. Kansas has already
sent over three regiments to tbe war, and
needs every man remaining, for her own
defence. We have enemies on our bor
dcr, savages on our frontier, and, worse
than all, traitors in our midst. All these
need looking after, and tho people 6honld
demand that no more Kansas troops go
out of tbe State.
ItwuTof tht Vanasau Fight.
Large Numbers of Troops ordered to
Washington The Eastern Stales re
sponding to the Government The Pres
ident Visits the 'Xev York Sixty-Ninth
The Irish Bogs going in for the War
Horrible Barbarities of the Rebels
Details of Luses Breckinridge Sym
pathizing toith Rebel Prisoners The
Rebels Evacuating Manassas.
The Ladies' Repository, for Au
gust, is illustrated with a fine scene, en
titled " Summer," and a portrait of Rev.
Z. Paddock. In other respects, it is not
inferior to any of its predecessors. Cin-
' cinnati 92 a year. . '
the Hiawatha Military Company has fix
ed upon next Wednesday, (the 7th) to
visit this place, and that the Highland
Brass Band will also be here on that day.
The Company and Band both have
wide reputation, and we advise our boys
to do tbe clean thing by them, and im
prove by what they may see. The Com
pany will probably remain here over
night Let our citizens give them a
worthy exhibition of White Cloud bos-pitallity.
A Novel Sight. History relates how
tbe earlier settlers of America took their
guns to church to defend themselves
against Indian attacks; but we opine few
expected to bear of this being done in
civilized America, in the last half of the
nineteenth century. Sunday lost, was
the appointed day for Rev. Mr. Bratton,
Methodist Episcopal Presiding Elder for
tbe North-Western District of Missouri,
to visit tbe church in Rush Bottom, a
short distance 'abovo this place, where
Rev. Mr. David had narrowly escaped
being murdered, a few weeks' ago. He
was determined that the work should con
tinue on tbe' Circuit, and his members
were determined he should preach. Ac
cordingly they all went, to church with
guns on their shoulders, and during
services stacked their arms in one comer
of tho church. As a matter of course,
there was no disturbance. This was a
practical observance .of tho injunction,
"Watch and pray."
6 Big Business. A party of men were
in tonju, on Sunday, in search of one of
the runaway niggers we snoke of last
week. The principal man of the party
was Eli Gabbert. He is one of Dough
erty & Blair's County Commissioners,
and owns one of the largest and best farms
in Doniphan County ; yet he turns out
with alacrity to engage in the low-lived
business of hunting somebody's rnnaway
nigger ! Hold your nose, O, Doniphan
P Particular Notice. All persons in
Iowa Township, having in their posses
sion United States Muskets and accoutre
ments, subject to the order of the Gover
nor of Kansas, are hereby notified to de
liver them to A. Downing, on Cedar
Creek, on or before the 5th day of Au
gust, as I have an order to collect the
same, and do not desire to employ the
services of a legal officer to obtain them.
C. W. Shreve.
tW We see it stated that Gen. Lyon
has disgraced Col. Dietzler and Maj.
Sturgis, by taking their swords from
them, for cruel conduct in whipping sol
diers. We hope it is true. Now they
shonid be tied up to a cannon, and every
one of their victims have the pleasure of
applying fifty lashes with a mule whip
upon their naked backs !
Statement by a Virginian.
Philadelphia, July 25.
The Evening Bulletin has an interest
ing statement received from the lips of a
wealthy Virginian residing a few miles
from Manassas Junction. Ho witnessed
the battle Sunday, and describes the con
duct of the Federal troops as daring and
brave in every respect. He states that
the rebel loss is between 3,000 and 4,000.
The Black Hone Cavalry, the crack reg
iment of Virginia, was most terribly cut
up. Ouly 200 out of the regiment were
saved. Our iformant says it was a most
fortunate thing that we did not drive the
rebels beyond Manassas, for within two
miles of the rear at the Junction the
ground for many acres is mined in the
most artistic manner, and tons of gun
powder placed there. Our informant
thinks that tbe Government is not aware
of the Tebel preparations to destroy our
Upwards of 12,500 negroes were em
ployed to work on the entrenchments at
Manassas, and about the same number
employed to work on those at Richmond.
Gen. Lee was not at Manassas during
the battle, and is now at Richmond.
commanding an active force estimated at
menmona is snrronnaeu with mines
like those at Manassas. If the rebels
find that tbe Union men are going to take
it the city will be blown up.
Had the Federal forces got beyond
Manassas last Sunday, Beauregard ad
mits that the rebel cause wonld have been
An impression prevails at the South
that tho North has no money and can not
get any. The rebels are under the delu
sion that tbe heavy snras owed the North
by the South will be the means of making
us bankrupt, and that, in less than a year
the North will succumb.
There are two regiments of well drilled
negroes at Richmond.
Our informant heard no news of any
Tbe bitterness of feeling at the South
against the North is described as being
Jfcy A' writer on the war question,
sates. that the great fault in soldiers fight
ing, lies in their aiming loo high ; and
he advises them to aim at the enemy's
belly. It is evident that he wants to
make every land engagement a naval
Gen. Price's bad luck as a com
mander is doubtless owing to his being
too good natured, and not strict enough
in discipline; as evidenced by the fact
that when some of his members got np
an intestinal grumbling, he let them off
Fight Between Col. Weers Command
and the Rebels at Harrisonville Reb
Kansas, City, July 27.
Col. Weer's command U. S. troops,
consisting of 250 cavalry and 150 infant
ry, arrived here this evening. From
bim we have accounts of a.skirmish with
300 mounted rebels at Harisonville, Mo.,
on the night of the25th.- The rebels
were discovered ported on the hills sur
rounding the town, and were attacked by
Capt. Williams with a force of 50 men,
killing six of the rebels and losing two of
bis own force. After the third round the
enemy fled precipitately, some of them
throwing away their guns.
The following morning the Federal
troops under command of Maj. Van Horn
took possession of the town, and erected
the stars and stripes over the Court
Having received orders to withraw, they
returned to this place.
Several stores were said to have been
ransacked by the U. 8. Forces. Col.
Weer, however, pronounces the state
ment without foundation.
It is stated that tbe enemy in the conn
try surrounding Harrisonville number
from 600 to 1500..
Washington, July 23.
About two hundred thousand men have
Ivwn ordered from the different States.
The Governors of the several States of
the New England and New York re
The President and Secretary Seward
visited the fortifications on tho Virginia
side to-day, and were received by the
gallant 69th with the greatest enthusiasm.
Tbe President anked if they intended
to re-enlist. They replied, "Yes, if the
President desired." He replied emphat
ically that he did, and wrote them a let
ter complimenting them on their brave
and heroic conduct, and expressing the
hope that tbe whole regiment would re
enlist. This was received with cheers, and tho
determination expressed to go in for the
war, and to stand by tbe Uovernment and
The barbarities practiced by tbe rebels
at the battle of Bull's Ran are unparalleled.
A. private of the First Connecticut regi
ment found a wounded rebel lying in tbe
sun; he carried him gently to tbe shade, and
gave him drink from bis canteen; the reb
el revived and deliberately shot his bene
factor. Another instance, where a num
ber of onr wounded bad been placed to
gether in the shade, tbey were deliberate
ly fired upon by tbe rebel cavalry.
The Michigan regiments at one time,
marched up to one of the heaviest of-tlie
rebel batteries, which had been several
times unsuccessfully charged by the New
York Firo Zouaves. Tbey were subject
ed to a terrible firo 'from artillery and
rifles. They as well as the Zouaves,
were without support, and after three in
effectual attempts, were compelled to
abandon the effort to take the battery.
In this- charge Col. Wilcox, who is re
ported wounded and taken prisoner, was
The total number killed of the regi
ment is estimated at forty.
It is the general opinion of nearly all
the officers, that the loss of tho enemy is
nearly twice as great as ours.
The Times' dispatch says our loss in
killed and wounded will not exceed six
hundred, though the missing will bo three
limes that number.
Tbe surgeon in charge of the hospital
at Centreville states that when he left
there, yesterday morning, the rebel pick
ets were within a hundred rods of the
village. There were 120 men in the hos
pital when he retired.
During the hght .the rebels carried
Amprican flags to deceive our men.
ilie rebel sharpshooters also hred on
vivandiers who wero carying water to the
wounded. The rebels also shot at ambu
lances bringing off the wounded. Tbey
also fired point blank at the hospital
buildings, and it is said by some that
they fired the buildings.
Senator Breckinridge visited the rebel
prisoners taken at Fairfax Court House
and Centreville. and does not, in his in
terviews with them, conceal his sympa
thies with "them and their canso.
Capt. Seymour, of Anderson's com
mand in Sumter, was actively engaged
yesterday in disposing the artillery in
the defensive works in Virginia to the
Several fresh regiments were posted in
the entrenchments, lying on their arms all
night, but nothing was seen of the rebels,
who havo not returned beyond Centreville.
It is said to-day that the rebels are
evacuating Manassas, and moving toward
Richmond. About noon large trains of
baggage wagons were see going toward
Manassas from the enemy's lines, showing
that they were at that time preparing for
a backward movement.
Missouri State Convention TKe""Gn.r.
orakiy Declared Vacant
JcrrERsoN City, Mo., JDly 25
In the Convention to day Mr. Broad
head fiom the Committee of Seven, pre
sented the report of the Committee.'
The report alludes at length to t'ja
present unparalleled condition of things
the recklew course of the recent Stato
Government, and tho flight of the Gov
ernor and other State officers from the
It declares the offices of Governor, Lieu
tenant Governor and Ser.-tiry 0f the
State vacant, and provide that these
vacancies shall bellied hv the Conven
tion ibe officers so appointed to hold
their positions until August, 1862 at
Which time it provides for a special elec
tion by the people.
It abolishes the State Ltan,, aml
ordains that in case bofore the first of
Augn.t, 1862. the Governor chosen by
this Convention shall consider that the
public exigencies demand it. h8 shall
order a special election for members of
the State Legihlatnre.
It recommends the passage of an ordi-
nance repealing the following bills, passsd
by the Legislature in secret session in
May last. Tbe military fund bill; tha
bill suspending the distribution of tha
school fund. and the bill cultivating
'.""""j .cmnuin wiiii jnman tribes.
It r?peals the bill authorizing the
pointment of one Major-General of
jussuun miiuia, ami revives tbe
law of loy.
A. resolution was passed that a Com
mittee of sfven be appointed by the Pres
ident to prepare an address to people of
the State of Missouri.
Leaves-worth, Pawnee and Western
Railroad. We rejoice to be able to in
form tho people of Kansas, that the abovo
named Company, having secured title to
the 223.862 acres of Delaware lands, to
which it bad the right'of pnrchase under
the Treaty of 1860, are about entering on
the construction of the Railroad, with ev
ery prospect of being able to push it on
to an early completion. They advertise
to-ilay tliat tbey will beprppared to com
mence sales of land, on most favorable
terms of payment, by the 1st of August.
By that date, there is every prospect that
they will have tbe first 25 miles of tbe
road under contract, and in pocess of
constrnction there being now responsible
contractors proposing to do the grading,
and take a portion of their pay in bonds.
Messrs. Lane, Pomeroy ami Conway
have, so far as they have taken part, dis
couraged any interference with the interest
of the railroad company, and we rrjoico
that they have taken this conrse. as the
people of Kansas have at this time no in
terest of such vital importance as the early
completion of this road.
We expected no other course from them,
for there is no present hope for the success
of a great public enterprise in Kansas out
side of this one, ami we all know that the
woik npon and the completion of this
railroad will afford a certain relief to the
depressed business of Kansas, by the in
flux of hundreds of thonsands of dollars,
and thejmployment of thousands of men
in the time of our greatest need. Leaven
Missonri 8tate Convention.
Jefferson City, Mo., July 23.
The State Convention declared Gen.
Price's seat as President vacant, and elect
ed Gen. Robert Wilson, a Union man.
in bis place.
Uriel Wright made a violent Disunion
A committee of seven was elected to
report what action is advisable in the
present condition of the State. .The com
mittee are all Union sen.
Ex-Governor Stewart offered a resolu
tion declaring that the Execative Depart
ment of tbe State has expatriated itself.
He spoke in favor of the 'Convention fill
ing the vacancy. Referred to committee
of seven., .,-. ' e
Rebel Less at Manassas.
Nnw Yens, Jcy 24.
. A special to the N. Y. Tribaae says
. rvn aaaMMiA h waB ua
Weather extremely warm aadL.., u!L.-.. ...u..uin .
dry, : Clerk, send some rain. . ' obs filled with' dead rebels. . . jr -
' There is a Methodist preacher in
the American army near Cairo, named
Rev. Mr. Jug. We trust he is full of
the right spirit.
To-day is the great free negro
holiday the 1st of August being the. an
niversary of West Indian Emancipation.
St. Lodis, July 19, p. m.
The following proclamation has jnst
been received from Brig. General Pope:
St. Charles, Mo, July 19.
To the people of North Missouri:
By virtue of proper authority, I have
assumed command in North Missouri.
I now appear among you with force
strong enough to maintain authority of
Government and too strong to be resisted
by any means in your possession, usual
in warfare. Upon your own assurances
that yon would respect the laws of the
United Stated, and preserve peace, no
troops have hitherto been sent into your
section of the country. The occurrences
within tbe last 10 days however, have
plainly exhibited your lack of either the
power or inclination to fulfill your pledges,
and tbe Government has fonnd it necessa
ry to occqpy North Missouri with a force
powerful enough to compel obedience
to the laws. So soon as it-is manifest
you will respect its authority, and put
down unlawful combinations against it,
then you will be relieved of the presence
of forces under my command, but not un
I therefore warn all persons taking up
arms against Federal authority, who at
tempt to commit depredations upon public
or private property, or. offending tbe
peaceful citizens, that they will be dealt
with in tbe mot summary manner, with
out awaiting civil powers.
(Signed) John Pope,
Brig. Gen. TJ. S. A. Commanding.
The Rebels Moara 100,000 Federal
Troops oat tbe Potomac.
Washington, July 26.
A special to the Commercial says the
loss of the Confederate forces is estimated
by their own authorities over 2.000. The
South Carolina troops suffered the most
severely, being nearly cut to pieces. A
secessionist, in this city declares that he
has private advices from Richmond to the
effect that Monday was a day of mourn
ing rather than rejoicing in that city on
account of great number of troops that
The fact that nothing has been heard
from the persons who went witbYflag of
trace to recover tne body ol uol. Uameron,
is interpreted as an -indication that the
rebels have some new scheme afoot which
they desire to keep secret
By Saturday akat there will be at
least 100,000 Federal troops on, the line
of thePotomae, extending from Alexan
dria to Harper's Ferry. .
A Union Colonel and Captain Hung by
St. Charles, Mo.,' July 21.
By train to-day wo have the conforma
tio of a report that Col. Ben. Sharpe of
Montgomery Co. and Lieut. Jager of tha
Ffdoral troops were wouuded by the reb
els and subsequently hung.
Lieut. Jager, who bad been wonnded
in the aim a day or two since by seces
sionists near Wellsville, was being taken
by Col. Sharpe to bis (Sbarpe's) home
in Danville in a buggy, when they wero
fiie-i npon by parties concealed in tho
bnslics I iy the roadside and Col. B. Sharpe
severely wonnded in the back. Their
horse taking fright ran to Martinshnrg,
whore they were soon over taken by a
party of mounted rebels, and in spite of
their entreaties that their lives be spared
tbey were both taken out and hung.
Col. Sharpe was Captain of the Mont
gomery Home Guards, a prominent law
yer ol Danville, and formerly State Senator.
Warm Times in Northern Missonri.
.St. Locis, July 23.
Advices from North Missouri are to
tbeefiect that on Sunday a body of Col.
Smith's Missonri Zouaves went. to Dan
ville, and .arrested four men engaged in
banging Col. Sharpe and Lieut. Jager.
The Zouaves took them to the out
skirts of the town and shot t'hem. ' One
of these was Robert Terrall, formerly
alitor of the Danville Herald. Two men
concerned in the same outrage were shot
near Mexico, Andrain county, by a com
pany of cavalry under Capt Smith. Four
otners escaped on horseback.
One of those shot was captain of a
company of rebels et Mexico, named
Moltrie. Folly 7.000 troops are station
ed at different points on the North Mis
It is reported that large bodies of rebels
from Southeast Missouri are marching on
Pilot Knob, the southern terminus of tbe
Iron Mountain Railroad, and that Col.
Bland, stationed at that point, has sent
here for re-enforcements.
Bird's Foiat to be Attacked.
Cairo. July 26.
It is reported that five steamers left
Memphis on Wednesday, and that yester
day and to-day they were engaged in
bringing troops from Randolph and
Union City to New Madrid, Mo., 28
miles from Bird's Point. It is rumored
that they intend attacking the point to
morrow night. Our troops are ready and
anxious to receive them.
Our scouts just in report a large en
campment of rebels .at New, Madrid.
Trains north on the Mobile Railroad
were stopoed on 23d, br-order of Gen.
Polk, a significant fact. It u also rumor
ed that a fleet of steamers are at Padueah
for transporting troops from that point
to attack Cairo' simnltaneonslr with tho
attack on Bird's Point.
Gallantry af tne New York SixtyNiath.
WASHnroTOx, July 25.
The men of the Sixty-Ninth declare
that a majority of that regiment will come
back to serve, daring tha war. t
The OomMeticntregimente, which came
in latest from the battle-field, saved the
GoveramenCiaOO.QOO, by the collection
of stores which had been abandoned dnr-'
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