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COUSIN SALLY DILLIARD.
Scene Court of justice, in No. Ca.
A beardless disciple of Themis rises,
and thus ..addresses- the court: May it
please your Worships, and you, Gentlemen
of the Jury, since it has been my fortune
.good or bad I will not say) 'toexcrcise
myself in legal t!isquisitions,it has never be
fore befallen me to be obliged to denounce
a breach of the peace so enormous and
transcending as the one now claiming your
attention. A more barbarous, direful,
marked and- malicious assault, a more willr
ful, violent, dangerous and murderous bat--tery,
and finally, a more diabolical breach
of the peace has seldom happened in a civ
ilized country, and I dare say it lias seldom
been your duty to pass upon one so shoek
. ing to benevolent feeling, as this, wliich
;took place over at Captain Jlice's in this
. '. county, but you will hear from the witness-
s. The witnesses being sworn, two or
three were examined and deposed one,
that he heard the noise, but did'nt see the
fight another, that he saw the row", but
don't know who struck first -and a tliird, I
that he was very drunk, and could'iit say
much about the scrummage, J
-. Lawyer Chops. I am sorry, gentlemen,
to have occupied so much of your time with
the stupidity of the witnesses examined. It
arose, .gentlemen, altogether from misap
prehension on my part. Had I known, as
I now do, that I had a witness in attend
ance, who was well acquainted with all the
circumstances of the case, and who was
able to make himself clearly and intelligi
bly understood by the court and jury, I
should not so long have trespassed on your
. time and patience. Come forward, Mr.
Harris, and be swora.
So forward comes the witness, a fat,
chufly looking man, a "ledle corned, and
took his corporal oath with an air.
Chops. Mr. Harris we wish you to
tell all about the riot that happened the
other day at Captain Rice's and as a good
deal of time has been already wasted in
circumlocution, we wish ytu to be as com
pendious and at the same time as explicit
. as possible.
Harris. "Edzactly," giving the law
yer a knowing wink, at the same time
clearing his throat Captain Rice, he gain
a treat, and cousin Sally Dilliard, she came
Over to our house and axed me if my wife,
he inought'nt go I told cousin Sally Dil
lird that my wife was poorly, being as how
she had a touch of the Rhumaties in tr. e hip
and the big swamp was in the road, and
the big swamp was up, for there had been
a heap of rain lately; but howsoever as it
was she, cousin Sally Diilliard, my wife,
she mought go. Well, cousin Sally Dil
liard then axed me if Mosei he mought'nt
go. I told cousin Sally Dillard that Mose,
he was the foreman of the crop, and the
crop was smartly in the grass; but howsom
over as it was she, cousin Sally Dillard,
Mose, he mout go.
Chops. In the name of common sense,
Mr. Harris, what do you mean by this,
Witness, Captain Rice, he win a treat
and cousin Sally Dilliard, she came over
t o our house and axed me if my wife, she
inout'nt go. I told cousin Sally Dillard
Chops. Stop sir. ifvou please; we don't
want to hear any thing about cousin Sally
Dilliard and your wife tell us about the
right at Rice's.
Witness. Well, I will, sir, if you will
Cops. Well, sir, go on.
Witness. Well, Captain Rice, he gin a
treat, and cousin fall Dillard, she came
over to our house axed me if my wife, she
Chops. 1 here it is again, witness, wit
ness,- I say, witness, please to stop.
Witness Well, sir what as you want?
Chops. We want to know abut the fight
and you must not proceed in this impert
ment story do you know any tiling about
the matter before the Court?
Witness. To be sure I do.
' Chops. Will you go qii and tell it, and
Witness. Well, Captain Rice, he gin a
Chops. T.his is ln'oleralle! May it
please the Court I move that this wit
;nes3 be committed for a contempt, :lie
rseems to me to be trifling with the court
" Court. Witness, you are now befre e
(Court of Justice, and unless you behave
yourself in a more becoming manner, you
will be sent to jail; so begin and tell what
you know about the figh tat Captain Rice's
Witness, (alarmed.) Well gentlemen.
Captain Rice, he gin a treat, and cousin
. . 53hops. I hope that ifcis witness may be
ordered into custodjV
-Court, (after deliberating.) Mr. Attor
ney, the Court is of opinion that we' may
save time by felling the witness to go on
in his own way. Proceed, Mr. Harris,
. with your story, but stick to the point. '
! Vrtnc$3. Yes, gerulemen; well, Cap-
taui U-ice, he gin a treat,; and cousin Sally
DiCituci, sue catne over to. our house, ana
ed me if my wife, she moui'nt go, I told
cousin Sally DiQiard that my wifo was
rUmlv. Icinj as how she had the Rhawaa-
tics in theap, and the big swamp was in
the road, and the big swamp up; but how
. to never, as it was die,- cousin Sally Dfl
' liar J then axed me if Mose, f he .mouVpl go.
T tJl cousin Sally Dilliard aa how Mose,
f , he was the foreman of the crop,, and. the
-i was ssnartly ia th grass; but bow;.
somever, as it was she, cousin Sallay Dil
liard, Mose, he mout go. So on they goes
together, Mose,' my wife, and cousin Sally
Dilliard, and they comes to the big swamp,
and the big swamp was up, as I was tell
ing you: but being as how there was a log
across the big swamp cousin Sally Dillard
and Mose, like genteel folks they walk
the log, but my wifedike a d d fool,hosts up
her petticoats and waded, and, gentlemen,
that's the hight of what I know about it.
Advertising- Ike Lever by which For
tune is made. Ata banquet given to the
employers of a large establishment in New
York city, the owner of the establisment,
says the Sun, in the course of a brief history
of his rise and progress as a manufacturer,
alluded to his indebtedness to the press as
the great medium by which he had made
the public acquainted with his business,
and drawn them to him as his customers.
He said he regarded the press, in this age
of competition, as the great fulcrum upon
which the tradesman rested his advertise
ment, and them as by which he overturned
his adversaries. That he who advertises
judiciously and extensivrir was sure to
reap the reward of triumph.
If every man dealing wares to the public
was guided by this truthful conviction of
his interests as the manufacturer, few would
have to complain of small sales or ill suc
cess in trade. A few, enterprising men
of the various trades and professions have
got hold of the great success, and it is not
strange to us that they rise to fortune , and
eminence, to the wonder and annoyance
of their less sagacitous and non-advertisinjr
JKST'The Sunday Atlas, in a fit of re
volutionary enthusiasm, says. "Hurrah
for the girls of 476." "Thunder," cries N.
paper, "that is too darned old. No, no
hurrah for the girls of 171"
JgfcP:,It'sa solemn thing to get married '
said Aunt Bethandy.
"Yes, but it's a great deal more solemn
not to be," said her niece.
BJ western eaitor, m answer to a
complaint of a patron that he did not give
news enough, told him when news was
scarce to read the Bible, which he had no
doubt would be news to him.
The Infidel Reproved. When the
Rev. Mr. heard an infided jestingly
say, ."I always spend the ounaay in set
tling my accounts," he turned round and
said, in an accent of deep solemnity, "You
may find, sir that the day of judgment is to
he sent in exactly the same manner."
Origin of Various Plants.
Every farmer ought to he ,gomev.hat
acquainted with the origin and -history. of
all ordinary plants and trees, to know
their nature, country and condition. Such
knowledge, besides being a great source
of pleasure, and very desirable, will often
enable mm to explain phenomena in the
habits ot many plants that otherwise would
Wheat, although considered by some as
a native of Sicily, originally came from
the central table-land of Thibet, where it
yet exists as a grass, with small, mealy
Rye exists w ild in Siberia.
Barley exists wild in the mountains of
Oats -were brought from North Africa.
Millet, one species is a native of India,
another ol J'-gypt and Abyssinia.
Maize, (Indian corn,) is of native growth
Rice was brought from South Africa,
whence it was taken to India, and thence
to Europe and America.
Peas are of unknown origin,
Votches are native of Germany.
The Garden Bean, is from the East In
Buckwheat came originally from Siberia
and I urkey.
Cabbage grows wild in Sicily and Na
The Poppy was brought ff ora the East.
The Sunflower from Peru.
Hops came to perfection as a wild flow
er in Germany.
Saffron came from Egypt.
The Onion is also a native of Egypt.
Horseradish comes from South Europe.
Tobacco is a native of Virginia, Tobago
and California. Another species has also
been found wild in Asia.
The grasses arc mostly native plants
and so are the Clovers, except Lucerne
which is a native of Sicily.
The Gourd is an Eastern plant.
The Potato "is a well-known native of
Peru and Mexico.
Coriander grows wild near the Mediter
ranean. Anise was brought from the Grecian
Poor Fellow! An eastern editor thus
delivers himself: "We would say to the
individual who stoTe our shirt off the pole,
while we were lying in bed waiting for it
to dry, that We sincerely hope the collar
may cut his throat!"
ESF$amivel, beware of the vimmins as
read no noospapcrs. Your father married
an "oman who read none, an you're the sad
konsequence. You're as hignorant as an
orse. ' Hignorant people says as how as
it's throwin' money away to take noospapers,
an foolin away time to read 'era."
. "The Squarter Sovereign, is the title
of a new journal issued at Atchison, Kan
sas Territry, by J. II. Stringfellow and R.
S. Kelley, the first number of which is be
fore as. t--.r-r-.--.-: -- - : .
Atchison is a new town about midway
between the mouths of the Kansas and
Nemaha' rivers, on the Missouri, and was
surveyed and laid out in August last. t
The."Squatteris democratic in politics,
devoted to the interests of Kansas; and
is a neatly printed sheet "Success to, the
Squatter.--51'CAar7i Reville&i ' .: r
'" ESS? Spring after a , lon absence has
returned. - . .v - :
ST. LOUIS TYPE FOUNDRY AND
A P. LADEW & Co., Type Founders and
Dealers in Paper, 31 and 33 Locust street,
St. Louis, Mo.; Press Depot Shark Alley, call
the attention of Printers and Publishers to their
Establishment, where will be found every va
riety of Type, Paper,: Ink, Printing: Presses,
Uule, Borders, r lowers, and every other article
used in a Printirfg Office. .
A. P. L. Si. Co., have lately made additions
to their former assortment of Beek and News
paper Type, of Matrices imported from Scot
land, and have now a complete series. . Also a
new series of German Faces, . -
They are also the authorized asents of the
principal Type Foundries in the United States,
and are prepared to fill orders selected from any
specimen at Eastarn prices. - - .
Ihey keep always on nana a large supply of
News and Book Printing Paper; also, Cap, Let-
tor, Colored, and Manilla Papers, Cards and
Card Hoards, all of which will be sold on the
most reasonable terms.
Orders for Stereotvmnsr and Enirravine' will
be promptly executed.
locators or .Printers wishing to establish a
newspaper or Job Printing Office, will be fur
nished with an estimate in detail for the same,
by stating the size of the paper, or the particu
lar stvie ana quantity or wortc to be executed.
Wood Type A large assortment always on
P? Old Type taken in exchange for new at
nine cents per pound. , !
L. BURNS AND BROTHERS.
General Dry Goods merchants,
DEALERS IN PRODUCE.
TTAVE constantly on hand a larere variety
JLJL of merchandise of all kinds at the most
reduced prices, embracing everything in the
line of Dry Goods, Hardware aud Cutlery and
Tools, Queensware and Glassware, Iron Cas
tings and IS ails, Groceries, .Liquors, .Boots and
shoes, Hats and caps. -
Liquors all the time at St. Louis cost.
gWAKTED Any quantity of Hemp, for
which we will pay tiie highest price.
Weston, Mo. ltf.
J. C. ROCKWELL.
"VT7HOLESALE and Retail dealer in Eng-
f T lish and American Uutlery, Hardware
of every description, Guns, Pistols and sport
ing aparatus cf every kind, Chains of all kinds,
Locks, Hinges, and Carpenter lools of every
variety and of the best quality, and everything
else usually found in a concern or the Jtinn,
and at prices to suit the times. "
Weston Mo. ltf.
371 22 "JEL 23. "2" .
NIMROD FARLEY, has at la
-- tan. rhp onlr ! rrrv that never
2isi23 stops for ice or low water, but
runs on whenever a passenger arrives between
daybreak and dark. He has three good Boats,
anH when one cant ro, another can. All who
want to go into or out of Kansas, remember
ltf.' - NIMROD FARLEY, Iatan.
E31PLOUIEXT FOR AGENTS.
EVERAL Thousand energetic and trust-
worthy young men are wanted to act as
agents both, local and travelling in every
State in the Union, for the sale of a patented
article of manufacture now m extensive demand.
The exclusive right for the United States is
owned by the advertisers, and agents of capacity
and business tact can eaeily earn Two Hundred
Dollars per montn.
NO CAPITAL NECESSARY!!
Extracts from communications
from our Agents:
"1 herewith enclose you a draft for dol
lars, deducting one hundred "and ninety seven
dollars as my commissions on the sale of the
last montn.. (.bignea; XI. Hiuiulj."
"I shall realize as commissions on my sales
this month about one hundred and seventy-five
dollars. (Signed) E. C. Field."
The occupation will prove a light and gentle
manly employment as honorable as it is profi
No agent will be accepted unless able to pro
duce substantial testimonials as to character
Saleries will be arranged for the first year if
So many answers 'to advertisements are for
warded from motives of idle curiosity only, the
advertisers will consider no application unless
accompanied by One Dollar as evidences of
sincerity, wnen full particulars will be for
BURNS, BENEDICT Sc. Co.,
To the substantial nature of the enterprise,
we refer to Kenneth & Dale. Le Roy, Sons &
Co. Also to Hamilton It. West, Ohio: Hon
C. M. Denfis, Rhode Island, and M. Ray, Key
West, Fa. '1 Urn
It. M. DATEXPORT,
PHYSICIAN, Salt Creek Valley, Kansas
Territory; can be found at the stora ' of M.
P. Rively, near Salt Creek bridge. lt.
CORNER OP MAIN AND JULB ST'S.
ST. JOSEPH, MISSOURI.
S. S. AULEX, PROPEtlETOU."
THIS well known House baa.been newly fit
ted and furnished in every part, and the
tcble will always be furnished with the bxst
that the market affords.
See Sign: "CITY HOTEL.." ltf.
WESTON HIGH SCHOOL.
THE first session of this institution will
commence on Monday Oct. 25lh 1854.
Dr. T. P. Acres, A. M., (late President of
the Masonic College, Greenburg, Ky.,) Princi
pal of the Male Department.
Rev. R. G. Loving, A. M. (formerly presi
dent of tbe Buckingingham female institute,
Va., late of Fayette, Mo.) Principal of the Fe
Suitable Assistants will be employed as they
Tuition 1st Session 4t Montlis.
Primary stedies.. .$7 00
Common English branches 8 00
Higher do do .....10 00
Greek and Latin, &c, 12 00
Ornamental branches at the usual ex
Fuel,&c. 1 00
Board, including washing, &c can be had in
the neighborhood at $10 per month.
V. G. CAPLES,
FOUTH VOLUME OF YANKEE NOTIONS.
THE present number commences the Fourth
Volume cf this popular periodical. Its
success has been beyond precedent, and its cir
culation LARGER than a'ny similar publica
tion "in the WORLD, and onsta'ntly increas
ing. Arrangements have been made to make'
Far superior to any Comic paper ever publish
ed in the United States.
THE BEST ARTISTIC TALENT in the
country has been engaged on
And each number will contain from CO to
"75 Engravings, in the highest school of
COMIC ART. ;
2"Its Literary Contents, by a large corps
of talented contributors, will "challenge com
parison with those of any Comic Periodical
either in Europe or America, and will consist
cf a choice repository of Humor, Fun, Satire,
Wit, Coraic Tales and Sketches,' aiming to
Shoot Folly as it flies," but never o'erstepping
the lines of strict propriety if being the ob
ject of the publisher. to make the Yankee No
tions an ever welcome visiter at every Home
Circle. ' ; " .
- "Subscription price $1 25 per annum or
12c. per number. For sale by all the News
Agents and Periodical Dealers in - every ncity
and town in the United States and Canada.
. . . " W. STRONG, Publisher. - ,
. . - : - -. 98 Nassau at N.-Y
PRINTED cheaper, neater, aud . quicker at
this establishment thaa in any ofuce above
it. Lvsis. ---- - - -.- - - - -
.tclilisoxi Ferry ! 2
X.'. BtTB-KES, BRO
G. M. MILLION.
THIS FERRY has been in successful oper
ation since 1849: duriasr which time it has
been the great crossing point for the Oregon,
oauiorma ana - utan Emigrant wno came Dy
Hanibal and Palmyra: there beine a State Road
directly through, and the latitude precisely the
same. Our boat is a good one, and we have
plenty of hands engaged at all times, to work it.
'-' fT At the opening of Spring we shall have
a hue new --. - -
STEJM FERR Y BOAT,
when all can cross' without detention. The
ferry landing is the best on the River, there be
ing at all times deep water from shore to shore,
and very-narrow. : Our banks have no wide
sand beach wnere stock can mire. down, being
dry at all times.- '
To the Emigrant to Kansas we say, this is
the place to cross, as when here the distance
to other points in the Territory, is nearer than
from crossing places above or below. ;
Atchison, Kansas Ter., Jan. 27 1855. "
GEORGE T. CHALLIS.
DEALER in Foreign and Domestic Dry
Goods, Boots Shoes, Hats, Caps, Cutlery,
Hardware, Groceries, Liquors, and ready made
Clothing, &c., &c., on the Levee, in Atchison,
I have now in store, and am" constantly in
receipt of every variety of Goods suitable to
the market, faom St. Louis and the East. My
stock consists in part of the following:
Loaf, crushed and brown Suirars:
Coffee, Tea, Molasses, Rice, Cheese, Spices of
Silks, Woollens, Prints, Cambricks, Lawns,
Sheeting, Shirting, Irish Linen, and Linen
Ready made Clothing of every description.
Calf and Kip Boots, Silk and casimere Hats;
Cloths, Casimers and Satinets;
Ladies wear, such as Bonnets, Slippers, Gai
ters, Collars, Hosiery &.c;
All of which will be Bold low for cash.
Atchison, K. T. ltf.
T AM now erecting in Atchison, a Steam Saw
JLMill, of the very best kind; which will be
completed by the first of March. After that
time I shall be able to supply the citizens of
Kansas with all kinds of lumber, at as low a
price ?is any other Mill in the Territory.
"1 wish to purchase 10,000 Saw-logs, for
which I will pay the highest price, in Cash or
any Kind of lumber.
2tf. GRAFTON THOMASON.
Efpft CALEB WRIGHT, keeps constant
0ggJ ly on bandTWines and Liquors of eve
JecaaA' T'y variety, from the finest Champaigne
and Cognac to common Rectified, and wilKsell
in quantities from a thimble full to a barfw.
Also, Cizars of every description, Oysters,
Sardines, Brandied Fruits, and every thing
whichcan be found in any establishment of
Uie KinU. JASH TAKEN IN XCUAAU.
Atchison, K. T. ltf.
GEORGE -MILLION, Proprietor.
t STILL keeps at the old stand,
gj corner of Ferry and Levee st's.,
U a stock of choice Liquors, Wines,
Cigars, Fish, OysteTs, Sardines, Cheese, Crack
ers, &c., always on Hand.
liZS! exDect in a short time to be in mv lare-e
new building, now nearly finished, where I
shall be happy to see my old friends and the
Atchison, K. T. "ltf.
T3 RICK MASON AND PLASTERER, offers
.13 his services to the citizens of Atchison,
and feels confident that he can give entire satis
faction to any who may employ him, in either
of the above occupations. can always oe
found at home or at woiuc. "ltr.
ALLEN AND RORERTSON,
BAKERS AND CONFECTIONERS
"VX7TLL keep constantly on hand every thing
t V in their line, or tne best quality, at such
prices that none can be dissaushed.
Atclrison, K. T. ltf. f
JONATHAN CONGROVE, is prepared to
J accommodate all who may come, with as
good a Table as can be found in all Sqnatter-
dom." The scarcity of provisions and the Iif
ficulty of procuring them, forces him reluc
tantly to charjre ou cts. a meal.
Atchison, K. T. 'ltf.
J. H. STRINGFEEEOw, M. D.
FFERS his professional services to the
J citizens of Atchison and vicinity.
Office in Squatter Sovereign building.
Atchison, Feb. 3rd 1855.
N. J. IRELAND,
, CARPENTER AND JOINER,
TS prepared to do any kind of work, in his
l line oi Dusiness in as gooa styie, ana as
reasonable rates as any man in the Territory,
Atchison, IC T. ltf.
HEKRY L. ROUTT.
W. P. LAMB.
EOTJTT & LAMB,
" (LATE OF LIBERTY, MISSORI.)
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Atchison, Kansas Territory.
WILL attend personally to all business en
trusted to them in the following Courts of Mis
souri, to wit: Andrew, Buchanan, Clay, Clin
ton, Platte and Holt. Also, in the courts of
Kansas Territory, to wit: Atchison, Kicks poo,
ana .Leavenworth cities. 3tf.
"TrM. SUMNER, is prepared to furnish
V V Materials and finish in the best manner,
and at reasonable prices, any work that may
be entrusted to him-
I want two good Stone Masons to whom I
will give the best of wages and constant em
plovment, " .
Atchison, K. T. ltf.
CONGROYE AND CHENOWORTH,
A RE prepared to contract for the erection of
any kind of Buildings, ann will keep con
stantly on hand a supply of all kinds of Lum
ber. "They have always a large number of
Journeymen, and can get up a building, at the
at me soonest notice, ana on easy terms.
.Aschison, K. T. itf.
DUDLEY McYAY, M. D.
OFFERS, his professional services to the
citizens of Atchison and vicinity.. His
residenee for the present is two miles north of
Atchison, en the Missouri river.
. II. RICH
SUTLER, U. S." Army, at Fort Leavenworth,
"is constantly receiving fine old Liquors,
Wines and Cigars; also a general assortment of
choice merchandise always on hand. "ltr
ROBERT P. CLARE.
WTLSOTI ft CLARE.
ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS
;.; ; , AT LAW. r
r:gf Office at Platte City, SIo.
AT LEAVENWORTH CITY.
T1TURPHY & SCRUGGS, are prepared to
Jj-L furnish the citizens of. Kansas, with all
kinds or Lumber, at their 3Lul in Leaven
worth, or reasonable terms. "- -. ltf.--;
-'I .... JOR PRINTING,
OF every description, neatly and promptly
ejecute3Lat.this office, such. us Caxda, Cat
alogues, . Circulars Handbills, - Programmes,
Phamphlets, Posters, Shop-bills, Bunks, Xs
be Is, and every variety of Printing, executed
at etaert notice, ea Mbvral term. -1 -
- ST. GEORGE HOTEL,
CORNER OF MAIN AND THOMAS SMREETS,
; ... - WESLON .HO.
THE subscriber would inform the public
that ISo haa fiffail rtr fhia 1 n ro-o a-ni mmt.
ficent Hotel," in the very best " styfe.V lt is the
largest and most central Hotel in the city.
His table shall always be spread with the
best that the country, afibrds, and he will spare
no pains or trouble in making all at home who
may favor him with a call." '
Weston, 1855. "ltf.
J. N. BURNS. C. F. BCRJiS.
- J. N. & C. T. BUBIIS,
ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS AT
LAW, will practice their profession in
North Western Missouri and the Courts or
"Particular attention given to securing
ana collecting claims.
Weston Mo. lo5. , - "itr
J. H. TRUNDLE. J. F. DIXON. G. W. NEET.
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN
Drugs, ALtdicines, Paints, Oils JPer-
fumery, Hooks and Alatwnari, nm
. dow Glass, and Glass Ware ;
ALSO : PATENT MEDICINES, &x.
UNDER 8T. GEORGE HOTEL, WESTON, MO.
GEO. W. BELT. HENRY COLMAN.
BELT & COLIrlAflu
WHOLESALE and Retail Dealers in Dry
Goods and Groceries, Clothing, Boots and
shn a-. A-f - Outfitting- Goods in rreat va
riety. Also Forwarding and Commission Mer
chants. ltf. '
J. D. HARPER. T.J.HARPER.
HARPER AND BRO.
WHOLESALE and Retail dealers in For
eign, Fancy and Domestic
With Hardware. Queensware, Pocket and Ta
ble Cutlery, Groceries, and in fact every arti
cle usually kept in the Dry Goods and Grocery
Weston, Mo. ltf.
ITF.T'PS alwnvn in band J-ii.
rilorses, Carriages and Bug--gies
to hire. Their stock 1 " '
is" of the very best kind, and their Carriages
new and always in good order.
Weston, Mo. ltf.
W. L. WOOLFOLK. e, E. WOOLFOLK.
WOOLFOLK & CO.
Staple 4 Fancy Hry Goods.
Main St., opposite St. George Hotel,
GEO. W. BELT. HENRY COLMAN.
KELT AI) COL3IAN,
WHOLESALE and Retail Dealers in Dry
Goods and Groceries, Clothing, Boots
and Shoes, &c, &.c. Outfitting Goods in great
variety. Also, Forwarding and Commission
J. HEADLEY. ? W." BAKER.
IIEADLEY AIVU BAKER.
ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS AT
LAW, Platte City Mo. Will attend to
any business which may 1e entrusted to them,
in the Courts of Platte. Clay, Buchanan, and
the Courts of Kansas Territory. "ltf.
A TTORXY AT LAW, Weston Mo con
J. tinues to practice his profession at Weston,
and will attend the adjacent Courts in Kansas
TIN WARE FACTORY.
TfHe subscriber would respectfully acknowl
.1 edge the favors bestowed upon him by the
citizens of Weston and vicinity, and solicits a
continuance of patronage. He wishes to call
attention to his very large and carefully se
lected stock of stoves, which will be sold very
low for cash.
COOKING STOVES of all sizes, and a va
rietvof Patterns to suit purchasers.
PARLOR STOVES of the latest style: Al
so, Box and Ten Plate Stoves, of all sizes,
suitable for heating Churches. School Houses,
Stores, Shops, &.C., &c. Tin Ware ' at Whole
sale and ReLeil. .
Job work done in the best style and shortest
notice. Spouting and Guttering particularly
attended to. .
W. S. BRIGGS.
Weston Mo. "ltf.
DOCT. J. F. BRUKER.
WM. B. HALYARD.
BRUXER & HALYARD,
Dealers in Drugs, Chemicals, Turpentine,
Varnishes, Paints, Oils, Dye-Stuffs, Per
fumery, Soaps, Combs, Hair and Paint Brush
es, Patent Medicines, Window Glass, all sizesj
Putty, Snuff, Tobacco and Sigars.
Afso, School Books, Medical Works. Nov
els, and a large ' lot of Miscellaneous Works;
Pens, Ink, Paper, &.c &.c. We also are Whole
sale and Retail Agents for -the sale of Mr.
Storms celebrated Scotch Coiigh Candy, and all
other popular medicines of the day.
As we aim at giving universal satisfaction,
every article sold Wholesale or Retail by us,
not proving as good -as recommended may be
returned and the money will be refunded. All
WE ASK IS A TRIAL.
Particular attention given to orders from the
country. BRUNEI! &. HALYARD.
Weston, Mo. ltf.
HOLIDAY AXB DICKEY,
Wholesale and Retail Merchants,
Main, St, between Market and Thomas,
THE undersigned would respectfully an
nounce to the citizens of Platte and ad-
joinining Counties, that they hae now on hand
in the City of Weston, dirccnt from the East,
the largest ana nest selected biock or
ever brought to this market, which they prom
ise to sell very low for Cash; or on time to
prompt customers. Come one an jj all and ex
amine our stock before purchasing elsewhere,
as we have the Goods and are determined to
sell them. We have a large assortment of
every variety of goods usualy brought to the
Weston market. Our stock consists in part of
the following articlesr -
Cloths,' black and Fancy cassimeres, satinets
and Yestings, latest styles;
Large assortments of prints of the best brands;
A beautiful lot of silk Bonnets, latest style;
A superior lot of dress and bonnet trainings,
A variety of styles of ladies dress goods.
Fancy silks, plain black, do., ladies black and
Fancy silk Shawls, together with various
other Fancy articles too numerous to men
tios; - - . - " " ;
A large lot of boots and shoes,
A superior lot of ready madeClothing for men
. and boys; -. - . . ,
Hats and caps of every variety and style;
Queensware, glassware, hardware, groceries,
&c, ate. ... . . -
"To our stock of dress goods, &c., we' would
particularly invite the attention- of the ladies.
No trouble to showgoods; you will find, us at
the old stand." ' -
. v . HOLIDAY &. DICKEY.
- Weston, Mb. ltf. ,
STILL tenders "this t professional services- to
the citizens of Iatan, and adjacent country .
Feeling grateful for the. liberal - patronage hith
erto extended o him, he solicits a continuance
of the same. ---Iifu
ifo. -ltf. . T
ASPLIXG, STEYEIVS & CO.
Corner, of Main And Water Streets.
HAVE just opened at their old Stand one of
the largest and most varied assortment of
Dry Goods, Hardware and Groceries, that have
ever been exibited in upper Missouri. We are
now prepared to sell at wholesale or retail to
customers at unusually low rates. To their
old customers they beg leave to return their sin
cere thanks for the liberal support which they
have received, and would invite all in want of
any article in the mercantile line to give them
a call. They pledge themselves to sell all arti
cles upon as favorable terms as they. can be
boueht in St, Louis. Their stock consists in
part of the following articles, which have been
very recently selected in the eastern marKeis
with great care, and purchased upon a most fa
vorable state of the market, viz: " " " ' f
Domestic, bleached and brown, all qualities;
Calicos; all colors and qualities of Flannel;
Delaines; Plain Plaids;
French and English Merino; ; . .
Bonnets; Worsted Hoods;
Black and Fancy Silks; Plaid Silks;
Shawls and cloaks, all sizes and qualities;
Worsted Plaid, for children's wear;
Silk, cashmere, and Kid Gloves;
Collars,. Undersleeves, chemisettes;
Swiss, Jaconet, and chequered Muslins;
Swiss, Jaconet, Thread and cotton Edgings and
Swiss and Jaconet Bands;
Combs; Tuck and Side combs;
Card Cases; Port-Monnaies; -Turkey-shell.
India-rubber, and Bone combs;
Hair and clothes Brushes.
Frock and Dress coats;
Overcoats of all qualities and styles;
Black, Plaid and Fancy cassimere Pants;
Black, Plaid, and Fancy Sattinett Pants;
Black Satin and Fancy Silk Vests; "
Black and Fancy Silk" Velvet Vests;
Plush Vests; Black and Fancy cassimere Vests;
Black and Fancy cloths;
French, English, and German Black and Fan
Black and Fancy Satinettes and Tweeds;
Blue and Fancy Bed and Saddle -Blankets;
Undershirts Lamb's Wool, Silk and cotton;
Drawers Net, Flannel, and cotton;
Black and Fancy cravats;
Cashmere, Silk, and Kid Gloves; m
Buckskin and Sealskin Riding Gloves; ,
Hats aud caps;
&"J BOOTS AND SHOES.
r IteJ A Great variety.
Buffalo and India rubber Overshoes;
Table Linnen, Table cloths, 1 able covers, and
Damask for curtains; curtain Muslins;
Shaving Tools and Perfumery;
Groceries, Hardware, Queensware, and cut
Carpets, Oilcloths, assorted, and every other
article wnicn can ne caiiea ior.
In conclusion we will say to all, give us a
call before purchasing elsewhere, and we will
show vou that Goods can and will be sold chea
per in Parkville, than any other town above St.
KS Particular attention riven to orders from
Kansas Territory, and Merchants may find it
to their interest to purchase lrom us.
ASPLING, STEVENS & CO.
Parkville, Mo. "1 tf.
JOHN E. BIRD.
Saddles Bridles A Harness
MAINE STREET, PARKVILLE, MO.
THE Undersigned are constantly man
aufacturing Saddlery, Harness, &c, &.c,
and are prepared to furnish articles in their
line atrthe shortest notice, and on the most lib
We have now'on hand a large lot of Saddles,
Bridles, and Harness, which are offered at such
low rates, that persons in need of such articles
cannot fail to purchase. All articles manufac
tured by us are warranted.
CUNNINGHAM & BIRD.
Parkville, Missouri. 1
TO TIIE CITIZEXS OF KA.XSAS.
C LARDY &, PREWIT, Wholesale and Re
tail dealers in Drugs, Medicines, Paints,
Oil3 &.c, at Parkville, can now sell to the peo
ple of Kansas any thing In their line, cheaper
and at less trouble to the purchaser, than any
House this side of SL Louis.
Parkville, Mo. -ltf.
T. ASPLING. R. G. STEVENS. E. K. STEPHENS.
ASPLEVGTEVEHTS, & Co.
Storage, Forwarding . and Commission
MAIN AND .WATER STS., PARKVILLE,' MO.
A LL BUSINESS entrusted to their care will
xYjeceive prompt attention. !
SQUATTERS OF H.AXSAS :
"V7"OU can always find at the Pioneer Store
X of Aspling, Stevens &. Co., Parkville, Mo.,
Frovisions of all kinds. Constantly on nana
and at the lowest figures, for Cash; r lour, Ba
con, and a general assortment of Groceries.
Remember the place. A. S., &. Co.
BEN. F. STBINGFELLOW.
ARELL & STRLGFj:LL01
(LATE Of BRUNSWICK, MO.)
ATTORNIES -AT LAW,
Weston, PlatteCotmty, Missouri.
WILL ATTEND to any bnsiness confided
to them, in the following counties, viz :
Platte, Clay, Buchanan, Andrew and Clinton.
Also, at Atchison. Kickapoo City and Leaven
worth, in Kansas Territory. . -
Particular attention given to JTsetling
ana coiiecnngjciaims. i ly
Farm for Sale!
THE undersigned offers for sale his Farm,
containfng"l60 acres. The improvements
are a good Dwelling House and all necessary
out Houses, ihisxarm lies one halt mile from
the Missouri River, three miles from Atchison
in Kansas. Territory,' and two miles from the
Lake Mill. 1 he land not in cultivation is cov
ered with the heaviest kind of Timber.
Any person wishing to purchase will find the
terms to suit, by calling on the subscriber on
the farm; or at the office of Squatter Sover
eign. - .
WILLIAM W.. ANDREWS,
Near the line of Platte and Buchanan.'.
TIEQlIFSOY ISO USE.
LIBERTY, CLAY COUNTY, MO.
THOMAS MURPHY,' PROPRIETOR.
THIS well known Hotel has been leased and
newly furnished by the undersigned with
the design of making it equal if not superior to
any house in the west. He flatters himself,
that by strict attention to the comfort and wel
fare of his guests, he will merit and receive a
laree share of public patronage.
1 ly THOMAS MURPHY..
M. P. RITELY,
MERCHANT, Keeps constantly on hand a
general assortment of Merchandise, suit
able for emigrants to Kansas, Oregon and Cali
fornia. Store on the Oregon road near 'Salt
Creek. - "ltf.
TUTT ASD B AILER,: :
"PEALERS in Wines, : Liquors L ajjd Family
j.-- groceries or every aescripuon. w ooaen,
Willow and Stone Ware, Tobacco, Segars,
Fickles Preserves,- Brandied t rnits, Oysters,
Lobstersj Sardines, Glass, and Glass Wars &e.
All cf which will be sold wholesale and retail
lower thaa at any other hsuse in the ery"
Witot,Ho. -ltf. '"
Public Sale cf Lots!
OSAWKEE, Kansas Territory, is pleasant.
' ly situated on the eastern bank of nZ
Grashopper river,(decidedly the prettiest stream
west of the Miesippi) at the crossing of th
Great Military and Emigrant thoroughfare fjl
Fort Leavenworth via Fort Riley to Newifc,
ico, Oregon, California, &c, Sec, on a bim"
ful and gently undulating tract of ground ?j
uccu iy uicccuiic ul wuai rauai, Alum lis
iv ami supply vx. uznuer, oecoiue viw oi uie tcoit i
delightful and prosperous valleys of Kan.,. V
Territory; and, from Its central position, mCj i
dc uie county Beat ox one oi Uie second tier of
counties, being 33 miles from the Missouri ri- f
ver. - ' ' " i
The Grasshopper, though it does not trTre i
so many miles in a direct line as Bome othw
streams in Kansas, meanders so frequently that i
its length is more than double' of its straight t
course to Kansas river, into which it emptiet ?
about ten miles from the town,' thereby makic
large bottoms, elegantly interspersed with tie!
ber and prairie, which is high and dry, and of
the most fertile soil. .... K
There are numerous branches entering into the t
main stream in the immediate neighboihood of f
the town, all of which are well wooded, afford. I
ing the means for the settlement and f encir of i
the upland prairie, which is rich and beautiful, f
In short, there is not in the Territory a tract of I
counb y, of the tame extent, possessing as gmt '
inducements for the Agriculturist, Mechanic
and Manufacturer, a sthe valley of the Grass t
hopper. It must, therefore, at an early day be- I
come densely populated, and sustain a thrrrirg f
and business town so elegibly situated in ail I
respects as Osawkee. A Saw-mill is now in g
operation, a Smithy will be in a few days a ,
brick maker on hand, and other arraneinrcts '
for improvement early in the Spring. A public I
sale of Lots will take place in the Town on
Wednesday, April 4n, 1855.
Terms One-third cesh. balance on comple
tion of title. W. F. DYER, President
D. M. Railey, "I
Jons DoxiPHAJf, Trustees.
Geo. M. Dver, 5 tf .
Discovered at last IT
A Mystery explained A Revo
tuiion is cerrain victory -is
I. V. HARDY'S EYE BALM.
THE best, quickest, and decidedly the most
pleasant remedy ever offered, for "the cure of
sore, weak, or diseased eyes. It matteis net
how long they have been sore, this balm will
cure them. Cases of short duration it cures
in from 12 to 48 hours.
From the Clerk of iht Court of Randolph
"I have used I. Y. Hardy's Eye Balm in nice
cases, and effected a cure in every case prompt
ly. J.J. ALLEN."
The rfuntsville Recorder of Feb. 23. 1854
says that, the great number and remarlaWe
cures that have come under our observation, hts
fully convinced us that I. V. Hardy's is a great
man, and that his wonderful Eye Balm is the
most valuable combination for the cure of sore
eyes that has ever been produced. All success
to him in his new enterprise say we."
The Liberty Tribune of March 3, lf54, says,
fhave you sore eyes, if so be sure and get Har
dy's Eye Balm.'' ,
Mr. Ilartv I have used and known to 1
used your Eye Balm in numbers of cases of
sore eyes, some of one and two years standing,
and it effects cures in every case. Cases cf abort
duration it cures in less time than I Ihought
possible for any remedy to have" done it. It is
the sine quanon iin oar country for sore eyes,
and will be Pn all when once tried.
Centerville, Dc. 20, 1R53.
We could offer hundreds of just such recr m
mendations as the above, (some from Physic
ians) but deem it unnecessary..
Try it, and if it does not do as we say, denounce
it, but till tried keep silent, or lend it your in
fluence, for it is no humbug.
This Balm is prepared only in Iluntsvil'e,
Missouri, by I. V. Hardy"& co., to whom all or
ders for Agencies must be addressed. Persons
wishing it. and can not procure ft frcm ajrmt,
can have it sent to them by mail, by addressing
post paid us. For $1 we send five boxes.
Price 25 cents per box. .
O?" H. Blakeslv Snuth West cor. of 3d and
Chestnut Street, Wholesale and Retail A rents
for St. Lonis.
Sold in Weston, by Morriss & Pinkston; in
Parkville. by Clardy & Prewitt, and by Drug
gists and Merchants generally. ma5 Cm.
FIRST PLTBLIC SALE OF LOTS I!T
The FutureEiupori um of Nebras
ABOUT five hundred choice lots in Nebraska
City, and fifty lots in Kearney City, imme
diately contisious, will be offered for sale to
the highest bidder, on the premises, commen
cing on . ...... .
MONDAY, APRIL 23d, 1855.
Sale to continue from day to day until all are
sold, at the option of the proprietors.
TERMS OF SALE.
One-third cash in hand, the balance in six
months. Title indisputable. The site of Ne
braska City has long been admired as the most
eligible situation for a large commercial empo
rium on the south side of the Missouri river.
It is situated on that romantic bluff knowa as
Old Fort Kearney, commanding a picturesque
view of the misrhty Missouri for miles np and
down, and has been esteemed for many years,
the best starting point for emigration to Oregon
and California. The water is excellent -the
climate temperate and noted for its salubrity.
Heavy bodies of the finest timber of every
variety is found on and near the city, and sever
al Saw Mills are now rapidly converting it to
the use of the rapidly settling emigration in
and around the city.
There are already in the city two mercantile
establishments, one large Hotel (the largest in
the lemtorv) and two more about being con
structed. There are already erected, forty
buildings, and as many more in progress of con
struction. An abundance of lime-stone rock is fonrd rn
tbe site, and contracts are completed for the ma
king of two millions of brick, the ensuing sea
son. Two brick churches and one college will
be erected during next summer. This county
has a ereater population than the whole Terri
tory North of Platte river.
Nebraska City is fifty-five miles from tbm
South lin of the Territory, and forty miles
South of the Great Platte River, and about the
centre of the-settled portion of the Territo
It is on the direct line of the great central
chain of Railroads from the Atlantic to the Pa
cific, and is destined to continue, all the time, as
it does now, to monopolize the greater part of
the business in the Territory.
In the laneuage of the President of the Ft,
Madison. Iowa, S. T. Railroad: "Nebraska
City will be the first Citt, in commercial and
manufacturing importance, in thefotore State of
Nebraska." - -
The site has a fine bluff, rock landing, not
subject to change, and a
How at the Landing, affords every facility for
crossing. Arrangements are In progress to se
cure a regular packet line of Steamboats be
tween SL Louis and this place.
The first paper issued in the Territory was
the "Nebraska City News," which can boast of
the largest circulation of any, which indicates
the moral progress of the country.
S. V. NUCKOLLS.
Agent for Proprietors, Nebraska City.
4 6w." -
. BfvllF Wanted.
T f fififl FENCE R ATLft, for which
JL U 9 U U U the highest cash price will be
paid, on delivery at a claim adjoining the town
of Atchison.' Apply at thi s oflice. 4tf.
SOME where between St. Louis and Atchi
son, a TRUXR, marked in the name of
the undersigned, wasput off by the Steamer
Banner. State. Any Ware-house keeper" who
may have the same in Store, will confer a favor
by notifying me of the same. 1 'v ' ---,
: - - R. & KELLEY.
'Atchison, K.T.' M tf.J
; E. 8. ITILKOrSOX, .
ATTORNEY AT LAW, ad Eel Estata
Agent, Weston, Migaoaru 4 -