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VOLUME I, NUMBER VIL
MJRYSVXLLE, KANSAS,' SfTDEDAT, LA.TT 10, 1863-
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" Still, la thy Dream land, Poesj,
1 Oh vvhata Heaveu of beautj lie;
, , iiTairer than the blpided Rlonai
Meads and alcs of ttmpo stretchinff
(' Neath Soft sVieo ot chanpeleas blue,)
Oer whose Teivci Hoiiurutiu-.icio-
Floral Gems aiwl Tearl of ,de ."
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4h' v hat aspell tlm( word can weavo
O'er "the hearts of tho wo love ;
VTliat word so KentJ) softly breathwl,"'
Like an angel's whispeg from above.
3tfouches theJiear' like i foirj 's wind,
4 like the zephjr's whisptrrdjiigh;
4nd beams witli a radJino not of etJJ,
That gently worl Good Bye.
It falls from the lips of the trembling sire,
And beam from the mother e eje.
.s thej bid Godpecdto thoiraarLng sow,
And breathe aprajer on high.
And 'mid the dm of the battle's roar,
Vi hen the brare arotmd him lie,
3t speaks tohis heart in cheering tones,
That gentle ord,Gft?d-Be. , '
And oft, when weary and alone,
Ho lays, him down to rest,
An angei fonn afound him hoTcrs, !
-An angcl'ban.din his is pressed,
A voice that 'mid the cherub choir
Is singing praise to God on high,
'Brcathcsin liistwr m lomg tones,
That gentle word, Goudlfyt
When sin with ghtteringtojs f
A ould lead him frojn tlio narrow track
That oft remembered v. ord still spcakJ
- fco lovingly to chide him back.' '
And when benenth the starry flag,
y Helajshim down to die,
, IIb walls tothosohe,locdsowell
lhatgnntlewoij!, Gootl Bj.
TJJJS PRINTING TBESS.
SJail, mighty lerer !. whose unwearied pqwer
oendsraysof genius o'er each darkn'dland;.
ft'herememorjs record, changing every hour,
Gives place to trutbjStampcdby thy gianthand
.That glorious thoughts flashed in chaotic wstJ
r TttiE BIG BLUE WOiJy
" 'TS PUBLISHED EVEKX SATORDA.T MO&UG.
' SWJJAljHjEGEiy, .Proprietor,
For want of thee to register their birth;
And sparks of genius, poetry and taste,
Just kindled up, then ,sank again to earth !
Jfcut thou, Mind b railroad, bear's t along the store
OfKnowledge,Science,I'a ncy?8j)leasing strain;
,r the desigp of Nature to explore,
- Where peace and harmony and order reign.
e whos high trust it is to, rule the Press,
' .',0' guide it Peace aad rfeedom's .cause to (bless 7
--VWiflxmaa'abest hope ye have a great account
&aiit not'the life-stream at its sacred'fount' -
.D ponder Pfell, what thousands everv day , 1
' iVgmda to'truth1; or baselylead asfely ;e k .
- ' sLttnolneaa dread of ia'digence deftal j ,
T WJnt ReasWdictates from, ker judgment iejat .
fie honest, faithful, seek with noble eal ,,
il ,..TtachexpaBiing:MiBd her power to feci;
0 -Then clouds of ignoraace shall pass away, (
'And Truth's 'csplendent'su make endlessday.
yM inv- j JLue '- : ;
; .TWO 'CHARACTERS.
is J8emuTBiriWheatlwir8kyiB clear , fT
lr .one small speck of 4arkppear f
In tlirgreat keTil6lre f
i. 1 4Bd?07?titfcnk5ii--JoTe are filled,
, - "Lin IsTRMwafvkearUlitatik. '
1 a "BewlwaWirnlfcwraid2 'v
'i j .bilfLrre Uet aa ayrer euia te tire
II .gigsf TMMka iwiiijxai ut
f There is a bold'effort makingrnawito re
organize the Democratic party under the
leadership of the old sympathizers ot trea
son, and should'thev get-the ascendency in
jf irti sflt"ftlf.irp.well to liberty. toth-
mg saved us from despotism, when tnejre-.
ofnlTe Republican'GovernorS to thecaU of
the President for 'troops, to sustain 'the'
National Administration. If there .had
been a few Democratic Governors' In the
free States, we would have- been gone.
And there is a creat'dcal of the old leaven
in the old .'Breckinridge party &at only,
needs re-animation to' leaven the -whole
lump. May Heaven forefend and pro
tect us from ever coming sunder the pow
er of thd'Bdchanan.pftrty again. :.
On this subject we append a letter from
one of the mostalented as wclhas honor
able Douglas Democrats of the country :
" A genuine Democrat is always the
friend of his country. His. creed istihe
Constitution and' the Union. Hc has that
reverence for his flag which enshrines it
among thefdiviniiies of his conscience.
He worships it as the embodiment of tol
eration, liberty and law. To tell such a
man that the heretofore recent leading or
acles of the Democracy are now in arms
against this fla, is not to insult, but to
gratify him, because he knows it is true.
The fact is, the rebellion deprived the old
Democracy of its most gifted, most reck
less, and most powerful leaders. One rea
son for their forcing on the var was be
cause they believed that, having so long
dictated terms to " the party," they could
carry the Democratic masses with them
wnen they resolved upon Secession. aThey,
had taken ample and systematic precau
tions to this end. I have it from the best
authority that Mr. Jeffersron Davis had
manipulated certain of the Breckinridge
chiefs in the free States so effectually as to
lead him and his followers to believe that
when the Cotton States passed into the
outer glr.ora of treason, Jfennsylvania
would follou them. .Now is it for
ment to be supposed that the
era. bo ready to enter
their own States and
they knew to bo as
-Union, hare ever
forget, the d
BrUMHIhoHld refuse to carry
out tho bargain? or;tqinVke such terms as
will bring back the Jtraitors to power, or
save, them fromhe suspending 'halter?
As pertinent'tp these questions, let me
ask if you have' ever gone back to the time
wheu the Breckinridge papers in the free
States were inv danger of being mobbed
and "torn out after the fall of' Port Sumter ?
A number of them were torn out. Tfot
one of them but'did not tremble before the
awakened wraWof he community around
them. Some were' indicted by Grand Ju
ries: others hacl tp'be pVotec'.e'dljy the po
lice; andotHera were' peremptorily stop-
ped by the Federal'anthorities
leraiWthorities. I wiirnot
01 these journahttfit is not now filled"with
strong denunciations J6f the1 "Administra
lion and its linendi Ddfdmiof reproaches
of the rebels in VrmSTAfre'ttfey not all
clamorous forth reorganization ot tne
Democratic party? Ae they not againsuny
ask wny uieee uemoaairauons wcurrcu,.
but I will ask if you can point to any one
combination.pmtriolt-under the name uvwguju
ui' of aUnion iPartjf Their .6bject is as y1cAn.Uutfcaiqnttt,tDcourt
! A nlain as i&0itii tht jtWIion d-cfurf m Uni-,
AL Ancddf th1ireVorrarbeTthe UiSuLmmOle 'J&nal. ! .' ,
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watching their movements with eagerness
The re-organization ,fof the Breckin-
ridgers, and their determination to oppose
all efforts at union between loyal men, will,
ef course, force other party organizations.
The question arises, how rmuch is to be
gained by allowing the Breckinridgers to
triumph under Jtie name of Democracy ?
Vould they not Jabbr for sucti.a compro
mise as would disgrace the army and the
.people ? Are they not bound to this ?
,That a decided majority of the people ot
Philadelphia are against these men, I firm
. - .!'
ure, to, unite these
people gave your last city, election to the
n 1 .JJ1;V f rniA l.JifJ'-.f i!
JDCCKinriagqm. xne ieauert ui.parnea
aretnow again forearmed and in good sea
son. IVfy belief is, after a somewhat" care
ful consultation with loyal men, that no
matter what name the combination against
these influences may assume, whether Re
publican or Union, there is every disposi
tion to do all that can be done with honor
to unite for the purpose f defeating the
Breckinridge organization. American
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JFla? Culture and Machinery.
It has become an important question for
our country, whetherflax culture in the
Northern and, more particularly, the
"Western States, could not be brought to
rival the cotton culture of the South if
machinery were invented for cleansing the
fiber and spinning and weaving it, equal
to the machinery used for cotton.
According to the history bf cotton grow
ing in the South it appears that the inven
tion of Whitney's cotton tgin and the natu
ral adaptation of tho soil were the two
great causes which led to the .present very
extensive cultivation of cotton. This was
about the beginning of the present centu
ry when flax was considered a very indis
pensable crop among our farmers, but its
linty product has since been superseded by
the cotton of the South perhaps only
through the invention of the cotton gin.
We ceciftJRfucse a soil in the West which
flax 100 lbs per acre
cotton lands of the
; and with much less
the breaking, scutching
ich should be performed
In England, the spin-
aving of flax is now accom-
machinery with a rapidity little
the spinning and weaving of cot-
80 that there would at once be a f or-
ien Market if the raw material were
raised by the farmers of the great West.
A machine that would perform for the flax
grower of the West what the cotton gin of
the South does for the cotton grower,
would'be a great desideratum. Scientific
Traitors at the Nobth. Our Gov
ernmeqt refuses,to allow such newspapers
as are openly in favor of the rebellion to
have a place ih the mails. This is right.
Common sense approves it.
But treason is cunnia'g. It is fertile in
expedients. In the loyal States there are
managers of newspapers, who, deeply sym
pathizing with the rebellion, or cherishing
a deep anxiety to make money by ostensi
hie sympathy with it, are "wary and pru
dent enough not to declare qutright in fa
vor of it, and at the same time are doing
whatever-tby dare in the way of promot
ing; it - They ikra avideatly performing the
work of thenightsof .tbe.Goldem Circle.
Their whole aim mamifestly ii tojeommend
themselves to' rebel iavorjmd todo rebel
service. JThey make everj '(tocttp, ren
dertlit US. Govemmeafr .telioas, distort
ing itr'acts and miireprejejrtiDg aid' ma-
'How Mr. Beeoher Lost Ha Boota.
. The followtng is in Henry Ward Beech
er's best vein :.
The difference between 7 and 8 is not
very great , only a single unit. And yet
that difference has power over a man's
whole temper, convenience and dignity.:
Thus, at Buffalo, my boots were set out at
night to be blacked. In the morning no
boots were there, though all the neighbor
ing rooms had been served. I rang. I
rang twice. liA pretty hotel nearly
eight o'clock, going out at nine, breakfast
to be eaten, and no boots yet." The wait
er came, took my somewhat emphatic or
der, and left. Every minute was7 an hour
It always is when you are out of temper.
A man in his stocking feet, in V third
story of a hotel, finds himself restricted
in locomotion. I went "to the 'door, looked
up and down the hall, saw frowsy cham
Dermaids; saw afar off, the master of the
coal scuttle; saw gentlemen walking in
bright boots, unconscious of the privileges
they enjoyed, but did not see any one com
ing with my boots. A German servant at
length tame round and ruddy-faced, very
kind and "good natured, hone?tand stupid.
He informed me that a gentleman had al
ready taken boots No. 78 (my number.)
He would hunt him up ; thought he was
breakfasting. Here was a new vexation.
Who was the man had taken my number?
Somebody had them on, warm and nice,
and was enjoying his coffee, while I walked
up and down, with less and less patience,
who had none too much at first. "No ser
vant returned. I rang again, and sent en
ergetic and stoccato messages to the office.
Some water had been spilled on the floor.
I stepped in it of course. In winter, cold
water feels as if it burned you. Unpack
ed my valise for new stockings. Time was
speeding. It was quarter past eight; train
at nine, no boots and no breakfast.
slipped on a pair of sandal rubbers, too
large by inches for my naked foot, and
while I shuffled along the hall, they played
un and down on my feet. First, one shot
off, that secured, the other dropped t the
stairs ; people that I met looked'as if they
thought that I was not well over last
It was very annoying. Reached the of
fice and expressed my mind. First, the
clerk rang the bell three times furiously,
then ran forth himself, met the German
boots, who'had boots 79 in his hand, nai
row and long, thinking, perhaps, I could
wear them. Who knows but 79 had my
boots ? Some curiosity was beginning to
be felt among the bystanders It w&s
likely that I should have half the hotel
inquiring after my boots. I abhor a
scene. Retreated to my room. On the
way thought I would look at room 77's
boots. Behold, they were mine. There
were the broken pull straps ; - the patch
on the right side, and the very shape ef my
toe infallible signs! The fellow had
marked them 77 and not 78. And all this
hour's tumult arose from just the difference
between 7 and 8.
I lost my boots, lost the train, lost my
temper, and, of course, lost my good man
ners. Everybody does that loses temper.
But boots on, breakfast served, a cup of,
coffee brought peace.and good will. The
whole matter,tpokra ludicrous aspect; I
moralized upon that infirmity that puts a
man's peace at themercy of a Dutchman's
chalky Hadjjii written seventy-eignt, I
had been a good-natured man, lookiagat
Niagra lajla in .its winter, drest. He
wrote fseyenty-sevei, and.I famed, saw
only my,owm falls, and spent the day i
BuffaUl.i ju.sS'? "
Are not most of Uie ptto and- nte. of
life such as this? Few men oomldaJerd,
to-"ra& A0 Iife?.WftR 7exid
them yesterday. JDOMtbeing free,
yet ofery man penu most ! tri
fles to rule annd ius A man that ii
vexed and ngm jht ,wtr jtrtt.tf
I.itwl ' , t ,"" ij -jft j.l bairns
himself into sight, andexhiMailusMf&in
buffoon's coat and fool's eapf-and walks
foith to be jeered ! Amd,J yet1 rat't 'tem
per does worse by himthan that And
men submit utfi¬.onceV Kut ofteniVnd
reflections wnl make ma variant
and quiet the next time my, boots are Mis
r r. ind
Flax is usually sewn on land which was
broken, up from grass for a corn crop the
preceding spring , but it may also be sown
afters a manured crop, thovgn in this case
the quality of the fibre, will rarely be'so
fine as in the former -case. Thailand
should have been deeply.pTowed in autumn
so as .to secure a fine tilth. -The-swd,
which should, if necessary,, be carefully
freed from the seeds of vweeda by screen
ing, is usually sown broadcast by thehand,
and covered by harrowing with the grass-
seed harrows and rolling; nine peck's1 is
the usual quantity of seed 'for an aere.
The flaxv crep in the NorihT of Ireland,
where markets for its sale exist and .
where it is. carefully cultivated and pre
pared for sale, is very wnmnerauveso
much as 20 (100) clear profit over- all
expenses, rent of land included, being
frequently realized. Unless under very
careful "management flax is However, a
most precarious crop ; and, while, on tho
one hand, it may be the most Valuable
which the iarmer can. grow,. on-the other,
it may be the most worthless. Hence' tho
extension of its cultural ..beyond 'theIax
growing districts should be cautiously un
dertaken; and hence, .also, the. reason for
the very contradictory .statements which
one hears regarding' the, productiveness
and value of the crop?
The above is from" the Irish Agricultural
Review and waj intended for the sowing
of the seed in A.pril in that country it
will answer for May in our Western, Mid
dle and Eastern States. ,
, Watch Your' NxioHbOBS. Take care "
of them. Don't let them stir without
watching. They may. do some wrong j if
you do. To be sure; you never .knew
them to do anything very bad, but it may
be on your account they have not. Per
haps if it hadn't beea for your kind care,
they might have disgraced themselves and
their families along time' ago. Therefore
don't relax any effort to keep them where
they ought fo be j never mind .your own
business, that will take care, of itself?
There is a man passing along he is look
ing over the fence be suspiciomsYof him,
perhaps he contemplates stealing some
thing some of these dark nights ; there's
no knowing what queer fancies; he', may
have got into his head. If you see any
symptoms of any one's passing out of the
path of duty, tell every ene else yon, can
see, and be very particular toaee a great
riIf, after all your watchful care, you can't
see' anything out of the way in,any one,
you may be sure it is not because they have
not done anything bad , perhaps in an un
guarded moment you lost sight ,of them
throw not hintsthat .th'ey are no better
than they should be that jou should not
wonder if people found out what they were
after a while, and then they may not carry
their heads so high. Keep it a-going, and
aosae ene will take the hint and begfn to
help-ya titer a while. Then there will
ho.mmsicrand a'l will worc to a charm.
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A Yankee has just discovered a plan for
imjikingshipe of india-rubber,, hut ,Coa
gresa discountenances the sememe, becaiie
they are afraid that jmch ajupsia crossing
the lias would rub it em.3
.""Juliwwas yom im'Ialiaes?,'
via coarse I wai;v
4 "When was that my
colored friend? "De day I buried da.t
sometimes evferajgay 1 I
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