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BY G. SWlfAEINGEtf.
""Westward the Star of Empire takes its Way."
VOLUME I, 3TUMBES VI.
MAEYSVTT.LE, K" A1STSAS3 SATURDAY, MA.Y 35 1862-
AHOi QtH 1
THE BIG BLUE UNION,
If PUBLISHED XVIBY. SAT0RDAX MOWUHO.
G". D. 8WEASGESlSPrietor6
TERMS OF fJJBSCMETION.
One copy ene year, cash im advance,
Out copy, payable daring the year, ..
Ten Copies, one year,
An extra copy to the getter up of
BATES OF ADVERTISING.
One square, first insertion $1.00
Each subsequent issertion, .50
Yearly advertisements inserted on very liber
Done with dispatch and in the latest style of the
! - -.'-. a -...:.,r f-.ll Tnh WnrV an
All Conmunications, or matters relating to
rthe business of the office, should be addressed to
JN0. P. CONE,
Editor akd Publisher,
' MarysviUe, Kansas.
44 Still, in thy Dream-land, Poesy,
Oh what a Heafen of beauty lies ;
Fairer than the blended glories
Of athoaaand ranset skies.
Meads and rales of tempo stretching
('Neath soft skies of changeless blue,)
' O'er whose Telvet sod are clustered
Floral Gems and Pearls of dew."
"LIST OF THE KILLED?
' Mothers who sit in dum terror and dread,
Uoidisg that terrible list,
Fearing to look lest you see 'mid the dead
The name of the boy yon hats kissed
'Kissed e'en as those who in anguish and pain,
Kiss pccios feces of clay,
E'a as you would hadyoushudderingly lain
That dear one in graTe-robea away.
I p ity you sitting with laces so white,
Striving to parry the blow;
I know how that name will torture your sight,
Can fathom the depth of your woe.
By the pang that rent my desolate heart,
By the crushing weight of despair,
I know how yoa 100 will shudder and start,
Reading that dear name there.
I know y ouTJ hush tha passionate cry, .
Thinking of him as holies,
With beautiful sue upturned to the sky,
Death veiling the glorious eyes.
44 Fighting he fell!" Does a feeling of pride
Lighten your grief as you think
How brave was the boy that went from your side
How he would not falter or shrink!
The mother's love trinmphs. Men call women weak
Ah, well, perhaps it is so!
I know there are tears e'en now on my check
For the boy that's lying to low.
I know that I star t at each step on tto stair,
ITith wistful glance turn toward the door,
V Thinking, perchance, that my darling fcjtaei
Peace, heart, he can come never ,
But still there's atnoug&t mat aorceu my,
Above there's a glorified list;
- - And one day I'll hear with rapturous glo
-el. . The name o'f the boy I have kissed..
' For The Union.
i& ." FLORENCE TANE-SONG.
TUa YlAvaaa Vina !
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WiU eyee like tae vieiets
dotting the turf,
- Amd meet at white sriLe foam em the surf,
A4. tratiat ef goIdemsUin.
-Fair and a the was thy Draw,
LB.'me1 itk nnaliam aintiad tmv cheek.
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A Dying Soldier Frays for the President
The case of Private Scott, of the York
town army, killed in a fight near Lee's
Mills, Va., on the 16th inst.,is thus nar
rated hv the corresnondent of the Phila
delphia Inquirer :
Never until we stood hy the grave of
the Green Mountain hoys did we realize
how much stranger is truth than fiction.
Your readers .will all recollect that last
Summer a private was court-martialed for
sleeping on his poet, out near Chain
Bridge, on the upper Potomac- He was
convicted: his sentence was death ; the
finding was approved of hy the General,
and the day fixed for his execution. He
was a youth of more than ordinary intel
ligence ; he did not beg for pardoD, but was
willing to meet his fate. The time drew
near; the stern necessity of war required
that an examnle should be made of some
one : his was an aggravated case. But
the case reached the ears of the President;
he resolved to save him; he signed a par
don and sent it out ; the day came. "Sup
pose," thought the President, " my par
don has not reached him." The telegraph
was called into requisition ; 'an answer did
not come promptly. " Bring up my car
riage," he ordered. It came, and soon the
important State papers were dropped, and,
through the hot, broiling sun and dusty
roads, he rode te the camp, about ten
miles, and saw that the soldier was saved.
He has doubtless forgotten the incident,
but the soldier did not. When the 3rd
Vermont charged upon the rifle pits, the
enemy poured a volley upon them. The
first man who fell, with six bullets in his
body, was Win. Scott of Company K. His
comrades, caught him up, and, as his life
blood ebbed away, he raised to heaven,
amid the din of war, the cries of the dy
ing, and shouts of the enemy, a prayer for
, He"was interred in the presence of his
regiment, in a little grove about two miles
to the rear of the Rebel fort, in the center
of a group of holly and vines ; a few cherry-trees,
in full bloom,' are scattered
around the edge. In digging his grave, a
skull and bones were found, and metal
buttons, showing that the identical spot
had been used in the Revolutionary war
for our fathers who fell in the same cause.
The Chaplain narrated the circumst
to the boys, who stood around
covered heads. He
dent, and paidj
'and could the
he would have
mercy had been wisely
is Demockacy ? Forney's
Philadelphia Press says :
We are justly called to account by a
Douglas democrat, who gees for the war
and against the rebellion, and who sup
ports tht administration in all its efforts
to prosecute the one and put down the
other, for speaking of the Breckinridge
democracy. He says, with great truth,
"there is no such thing as a Breckin
ridge, democracy. There is a Breckin
ridge party opposed to the war and sympa
thizing with the rebellion, hut this cannot
be called a democracy. Yoa might desig
nate the slaveholder treason as a democ
racy with as much Iruth. - When the dem
ocratic organisation fell into the hands of
the Breckinridge leaders, it ceased to be a
democracy.. The:- only combination now
opposed to the war;andin favor of the
rebellioB is the Breckinridce party." We
I accept the suggestida,. Hereafter, let us
refuse to give, the mom of. IHmocracy to
any men or party that derate themselves
to assaults upon anadmiaikration that can
have n other5 higher; ambition than to
conduct the war- ewaatfally and to crush
out the reballio. ? i r
AneiatmUhBiatician, a Professor
rf'Uaiveraity Cdflegt, Oxford, beingchaL
Iwi tb'i-CartyVe- te " Timbtctoo,"
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Every farmer should plant a small crop
of sweet corn as early in the season as ad
missable, that is, the ground should be
warm enough to sprout the reed immedi
atelyand danger from the severe freezes
past. A slight frost which kills the first
leaves, will not materially injure it ; new
leaves will soon be thrown out. It is well
to run some risk of frost in planting a
small patch. If it should get killed, it is
a small job to replant it and it is very pleas
ant and wholesome to have a few nice ears
for boiling very early in the season. It
makes the good housewife feel much better
pleased with herself, " and the rest of
mankind." To have plenty of such arti
cles of fresh, green feod with which to
vegetate her table and the fare of her
household, and especially to have them
early. Green corn does not relish half so
well after your neighbors have been-in the
enjoyment of the luxury for two or three
weeks as it does when you have it as early
as any body else; if not a little earlier.
Neither do I believe it so good. It seems
to me green corn is relished better, and is
more wholesome food in June, than it is
three weeks later.
The principal object of this article, how
ever, was to mention a fact of which
many do not seem to be aware, namely,
that sweet corn should be soaked in warm
water before planting. If soaked for a
few hours, over' night for instance, in
warm water about blood heat, the shrivel
ed grains will become swollen and it will
quickly germinate and grow; while if un
soaked it requires much mom time and is
often uncertain to grow. Sugar Sweet
Corn is the best variety for early, Stow
ell's JKivergreen for a succession, or for
drying or curing.
The Plot Against tiie President's
Life. For a long time it was believed that
an Italian barber in Baltimore was the
Orsini who undertook to slay President
Lincoln on his journey to the capital in
February, 1861 and it is possible he was
one of the plotters; but it has come out
on a recent trial of a man named Byrne,
in Richmond, that he was
the band that was to take
the captain of
the life of Air.
Lincoln. This Byr
to be a noto-
nous gambler of
te 19th of
He was re-
arres'ed HPIB7 Davis capital on a
of keeping a gambling house, and
oyalty to the chief traitor's pretend-
vernment. Wigfall testified to
e s loyalty to the rebel cause, and
in evidence that Byrne was the cap-
in of the gang who wereto kill Mr. Lin-
, and upon this evidence, it appears, he
let go. Of cturse, to be guilty of
such a crime is a mantle large enough to
cover up all ther sins against society and
the divine law.
So Wigfall has revealed the Baltimore
Orsini at last. What will your Vidocq
say to this ? We are, nevertheless, grate
ful to Mr. Kennedy for his successful pre
vention of the schemes of assassination.
Cor. N, K Post.
It is the standing falsehood of Demo
cratic papers that the ranks of our volun
teer army are made up of Demtcrats,
while the Republicans serve only as offi
cers. ; They utterly ignore the fact that a
majority of the Brigadier Generals ap
pointed by President Lincoln, (so far as
their politics are known,) are Democrats,
as also that such Republican Governors
as those of Massachuseets, Ohio, Illinois
and Wisconsin, have given the, Democrats
the lion's share in the list of regimental
officers. We simply don't believe the
Democrats have furnished one half as
many men in the ranks as the Republic
ans, else why do the Democrats brae so
largely of their ability to carry elections?
It appeared that when the New Hamp
shire boys on the Poteaac voted that three
fourths of them were Republicans ; and
now the volunteers from New London
county, Conn., have counted noses, and
find that mtre than two-thirds are Re
publicans. Chicago Tribune.
A New Idea. The Boston Daily Ad
vertiser prints ihe following 'suggestion,
furnished by a gentleman abroad respect
ing the dispoaition.to be nude of the Fort
I propose that they be exchanged for
slaves, on-the principle of Southern renre-
sentation, five secessionists for three slaves
reversing me oraer or values." '
1 '.- A A f I
Xncident in a Hospital.
A correspondent of the Buffalo Courier
writing from St. Louis, mentions the fol
lowing touching incident which happened
in one of the hospitals:
In another ward I saw a Tennesseean.
whose cheek presented the pallor f death.
I walked up to his bedside. His hand
was trying to grasp some object that, in
his fitful delirium, was pictured on his
dying imagination. His lips feebly utter
ed the word "Catharine." I took his
hand in mine ; his eyes, that were rolled
upward in their sockets, wandered around
until he was able to fii their gaze on me.
" Bo yousay something?" said I tenderly.
He: motioned me to put my ear down. "O
my wife Catharine my children f ' His
breathing was short his voice very faint.
" How many children have you?" said I.
He held up his four fingers. " What is
yeur name ?" said I. " William C. Bran
don," replied he. " Where are you
from?" I asked. "Dodsville, Jackson
county, Tennessee." I was revolving in
my mind if there would be an epportunity
w ivi wuu luicnigcuuo ui uiui to maiaint-
ly, when he said, " Will you write to Cath
arine ? Tell her I I thought of her and
the children, I I prayed for them oh
God ! oh God !" I assured him I would
endeavor to fulfill his request. I then
talked to him about a Redeemer, and after
a while he seemed happier. His looks
spoke what words could not.
Probably 50,000 people have heard, and
hardly less than 5,000,000 have read, Mr.
Phillips lectures this Winter, wherein he
has repeatedly and explicitly stated that
whereas he has been a disunionist, believ
ing the Union to be a bulwark of slavery,
he is now unequivocally and heartily for
the Union, because he is satisfied that the
Union cause is now inseperably bound up
with that of impartial liberty. He has im
posed no conditions, made no qualifica
tions, but a hundred times said, " I com
prehend perfectly that many of you Un
ionists do not mean emancipation ; I real
ize that the war is not waged for emancipa
tion ; but I see further, that you will have
to emancipate or be beaten, and am with
you at all hazards and to the last." Such
is the spirit, such the drift, of Mr. Phil
lips' war lectures, and such are the utter
ances which Democratic ruffians do their
utmost to suppress by yells, paving-stones,
and bad eggs. He who does not see that
their heaits are with Jeff. Davis and hi'3
crew, can have nothing like a heart of his
own. N". Y. Tribune.
Who is James G. Bltjict? Kansas has
recently been honored with two Briga
diers Robert B. Mitchell and James G.
.Blunt. This latter appointment smells of
fraud. With regard to this mysterious
personage, the Leavenworth Times says:
Who is Jas. G. Blunt? This is the
prevailing query, and one which we would
like to be satisfactorily answered.
Who is Jas. G. Blunt? and what are
his recommendations for a Brigadier?
Who is Jas. G. Blunt? and by what fa
tality has he received a commission which
belongs to better men?
Who is Jas. G. Blunt ? and why did
the administration press this unqualified
insult upon the people ot Kansas?
Finally who is Jas. G. Blunt? Where
did he come from ? Why was he appoint
ed a Brigadier?
How do You Like It ? This is a ques
tion which loyal men are asking one
another now-a-days,when Kansas appoint
ments are discussed. Fred Emery, the
cold-blooded murderer of Phillips, at
Leavenworth, in 1856, is the latest one,
being appointed wagon-master at Fort
Leavenworth. A border-ruffian secess
ionist stands altogether the best chance for
preferment at the present time in Kansas.
The Vermont troops in the army of the
Potomac are to be envied by all their fel
low soldiers1. Their State has opened a
bank account with each one of them, and
regularly passes to his credit $7 a month.
This sum may be checked for by the vol
unteer if he is a single man. If married,
it ia paid to his family. If permitted to
remain undrawn by tht State Treasury
for six months, the rate of six per cent is
allowed on it.
John C. Heenan. thn TnnnF?ofr flvm.
Jpanied by hisjbroth'er, James Heenan, ar
rived in Liverpool April 3rd. The ob-
Expelled secessionists are beginning to
sneak back into Kansas, and those who re
mained here, cowed into silence, are gain
ing courage to snarl. There rs a way by
which you may know them. Throw up
treason to them, and they will prate aboac
the Democratic party. They will tell you
wai ueraocraw are in the army f ghtmg for
the Unien,and that the President has had
to call to his aid a Democratic "Secretary of
War. And yet, had these fellows- See
allowed to carry out their true ie$simentsc
all those Democrats who are ia -S&e army
would have been assassinated Jong ago,
and there would have been aoJQoverament
for tiie Democrats to assist 6li president
in carrying on. Another cFy S theso
traitors is " Abolitionist !" While prer.
tending to be for the Union, they stigma
tize those who are fighting the battles and?
I sustaining the Government, as "Abolition
ist, lire long, 11 theiE necks are not
wrung, we may expeet to see the whole
herd of banished traitors crawling out of
their dark, slimy boles, like snakes on tf
warm morning, and hiss out at those who
are fighting the battles of the country
" Abolitionists !" Yes, if they aro eno
couraged, ere many months we shall f n
them advocating their favorite, system o
mobbing, tarring and feathering the deo
fenders of the Union, for being Abolitions
Just such a party is now growing up in)
.n-nubaa, ana is every aay oecommg bolder,
because, simply out of contempt for the.
poor, pusillanimous traitors, loyal people
permit them to exist. Their chief oro
gau is called the Leavenworth Inquirer.
The Atchison Union is trying hard t
keep up with them. The Junction City
Frontier was of the " same run of shad j5
but, poor thing, it "waxed out'veny sud'
denly, and its co-workers are sadlylament
ing its untimely end. The Inquirer has
for one of its publishers, a man who urg
ed the mobbing and hanging of Free
State men, in the dark days of Kansas,
and who, but a year ago, supported a city
ticket in Atchison, composed principally
of men who are now ia the Secesh armyc
Another of the publishers, after" winko
ing out" at Lecompton, with the Buchan
an Dynasty, published a secession paper
at Atchison, less than a year ago, but wa9
compelled to suspend, in consequence of
all its supporters being banished for trea
son. The editor is a-man who was gotten
up expressly for'a traitor, and he-fills the
Such are the creatures who are. snivel
ling about Democrats fighting "for the
country, and assisting to carry on the
Government, and who are continually
snarling out the (to them) opprobrious ep
ithet of " Abolitionist !" at patriotic men.
Mark them ; for the time is coming when
you will be compelled to do something
more than mark! White Cloud Chief.
Look at Home. When once a home is
regarded by the young as only a place to
eat and sleep in, the work is begun that
ends in a, downward career. Young peo-
pie must have a relaxation somewhere ; if
they do not find it at their own hearth
stones it will be sotight at other and per
haps less profitable places. Therefore at
night make the homestead delightful' with
a'l those little arts that parents -ought- to
understand. Don't repress the buoyant '
spirits of your children; half an hour of
merriment round the firelight of a home
blots out the remembraace of maay a care
during the day, and the best safeguard
they can take with them into the world is
the unseen influence of a bright little
The following rules of order have beea
adopted in a schsolroom somewhere down
east, we believe. They are very strict,
especially the second :
Ne chewiag tobacco in school htura.
No kissing or hugging the girls in the
No snapping apple seeds . at the master.
No catting benches with jaokknive&
No novels allowed to be brought to
"Died poor V as if aiybody could die
rich and in that act of dying did not lose
the grasp upon title deed and bond and go
away a pauper omt of time. No gold, no
jewels, no lands nor tenaroeits. And yet
men have been buried by charity's hands
who did die rich; died worth a thousand
thoughts of beauty, a thousand pleasaat
memories.-aad a thousurftapfte restored.
u: .r,v r(?1i friend v'ho- d
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