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VOLUME I, NTJMBEB XIX.
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A SOLDIER'S LETTER AND A WOMAN'S
IIosriTAL, April, 18G2.
I write with a great deal of pain, dear girl;
I've not been able before since the fight,
And my brain is still so much in & h:rl,
That lean tell on but little to-night.
I'm wounded don't start 'tis not -very bad,
Or at least it might be worse; so I said,
When I thought of you, "I'm sure she'll be glad
To know that I'm only wounded not dead."
I've lost my left arm there, now you know all!
A Minnie ball shattered it, and I fell;
The last thatl heard was our captain's call,
Until the rest is too painful to tell.
LL'e had throughout the most excellent care,
And am doing finely, the surgeon says ;
So well, indeed, that the prospect is fair
For a homeward trip before many dajs.
But I've something else, dear Mary, to say,
And I'd say it if it cost me my life;
I've thought of It well there's no other way
You're releasod from your promise to be my wife ;
You'll think me foolish at first; then you'll think
Of the loose, armless coat sleeve at my side ;
And your proud and sensitive heart will shrink
From the thought of being a cnpple'o bride.
'Tisa bitter struggle to give yon np.
For I'v e lo ed you more than ever of late ;
But down to its dregs I'tedrainodthe cup,
And I'm calm, though my heart is desolato.
I'm coming home, and of course we must meet ;
ily darling, this once, one boon I implore
Let us still be friends for that will be sweet,
Since now, alas I we can bo nothing more.
Sweet Home, Apfil, 1862.."
3fy Robert, how brave and noble you arol
Too brave and too noble, I know, for me ;
Eut you'e too little faith in me by far,
If you believe that I want to be free.
Fm not released from my promise no, no 1
Twas never so sacrsd tome before;
If yon could but know ho vl'e longed to go
And watch byj our sde, you'd doubt me no more.
Ireadyournameinthe terrible list,
Buttho tears froze bat-k that sprang to my eye;
And a fear nil pain that I could not resist,
Crashed my heart till I only longed to die.
The blessed tears, by and by, came again,
And I felt, as you in your letter said,
A feeling of gladness 'mid all my pain.
That Robert was only wonnded not dead.
.Oh, darliug! to think joq havo suffered so,
And I, all these long, weary miles away;
You've needed mo very often, I know,
While I could do nothing but Lope and pray,
But hardest of all is the bitter thought
That yon have been suffering bo much for me;
Poor Robert ! your manly letter has brought
A strange motengo of Joy and misery.
But you're coming homo to my arms and heart;
You're right I am proud and sensitive, too;
But I'm only so when we are apart,
And now, I shall onl be proud of yonl
You're coming homo to happiness and rest,
And I wait the moment of blissful calm,
"When I shall be held to a Soldier's breast
By a Patriot Hero's one strong arm !
The Tone Of Bullets. A soldier
writing from one of the camps in Virgin
ia, thus alludes to the peculiar music made
by bullets passing through the air: It is a
very good place to exercise the rnind with
the enemy's pickets rattling close at hand.
A musical ear can study the different
tones of bullets as they skim through the
air. I caught the pitch on a large sized
Minnie yesterday. It was a swell from E
fiat to F, and as it passed into distance
and lost its velocity, receded to D, a very
pretty change. One of the most startling
sounds is that produced by tne Kotchkiss
shell. It comes like the shriek of a de
mon, and the bravest old soldiers feel like
ducking when they hear it. It is no more
destructive than some other bullets, but
there is a great dal in mere sound to
work upon mens fears. The tremendous
scream is caused by a ragged edge of lead,
which is left on the shell.
A Wonderful Story, The following
is related in the " Courier des Etats Unis,"
by a Parisian correspondent;
The Emperor was renewing a body of
infantry one day, when his eye was caught
by a drummer with only one arm, but was
nevertheless still playing.
" Where is your left arm f
" At Solferino, sire."
"You shall have a pension of four
hundred francs from my private purse.7
" And if I should leave the other on the
same road, sire?'
"This," replied Napoleon, pointing to
his own rosett of an officer of the Legion
u The cross I" and carried awav by a
transport of enthusiasm, the new Porsen
na, with the remaining arm, drew his sa
bre, and at one vigorous blow cut it clean
-Men are afraid of slight outward acts
which wilHnjure themin;he eys of oth
ers', while they are heedless ;of tie dam
nation, that rests upon them for the fash-
.Jona$e follies and j tjieui4nwhich they
.commtgin5 a "wg'swenng a an mer j
.cifulGpJl. . " ": '
Letter from Orpheus C. Kerr.
The Sot Weather and the Black Republic
ans Victory on Duch Lake The Con
stitution and Custard PieThe day is
Owing to the persistent stupidity of
Congress and the hideously treasonable
machinations, of the unscrupulous Black
Republicans, my boy, the weather still
continues very hot ; and unless the ther
mometer falls very soon, an exasperated
populace will demand an immediate change
in the Cabinet. I am very warm, my boy,
I am very warm; and when I reflect up
on the ageney of the abolitionists, who
have brought this sort of thing about for
the express purpose of injuring my Con
stitution, I'am impelled to ask myself:
Did our Revolutionary forefathers indeed
expire in vain ? O, my country I my
country 1 it is very warm.
I was talking some moments ago with a
regimental surgeon, who baa more pa
tients on a monument than Shakespeare ev
er dreamed about, and says he : " In con
sequence of the groat number of troops
now about this city, all the oxygen in the
atmosphere is exhausted, and we are very
warm. Had these troops been sent to
McClellan two weeksago," says he, using
his lancet to pick a dead fly out of his
tumbler, t we might be able to keep cool
now. There is a terrible and awful re
sponsibility on somebody's snouldefs."
That's very true, my boy, and its very
There was a panic f this morning in fi
nancial circles, owing to the frantic con
duct of a gambling ohap from the Senate,
who has been saving up money to bet on
the fall of Richmond, and was trying to
put it out at interest. u I'll take seven per
cent, for it the first year" says he, anxious
ly, " and leave it standing until national
strategy comes to a head."
A broker took it for five years, my boy,
with the privilege of extending the time
after each fresh victory.
Speaking 6f victories, my boy, I was
present at the recent series of triumphs by
the Mackerel Brigade, on the left shore of
Duck Lake, and witnessed a succession of
feats calculated to culminate either in the
fall of Richmond or the fall of the year.
From the headquarters in the city of
Paris to the brink of Duck Lake, the
Mackerels were drawn up in gorgeous line
of battle, their bayonets resembling some
what an uncombed head of steel hair, and
their noecs looking like a wavy strip of
summer sunset. By their last great strat
egical manoeuvre, they had lured the
Southern Confederacy to court its own de
ng them at both ends of
were only waiting for
give them the signal.
h advanced from his
as I rode up, and says
' Comrades, the general depends on you
to precede him to glory. We had hoped,"
says Samyule, feelingly, " to have the com
pany of two French counts in this day's
slaughter ; but these two noble generals
had not time to wait, as they desired to visit
the Great Exhibition in London."
These remarks were well received my
boy, and when the order was given for
Company 3, Regiment 5, to detour to the
left, it would have been promptly obeyed
but for an unforseen incident. Just as
Capt. Villiam Brown was about to break
line for the purpose, an aged chap came
dashing down from a First Family country
seat near by, and says he to the General of
the Mackerel Brigade :
,! I demand a guard for my premises
immediately. My wife," says he with dig
nity, " has just been making a custard-pie
for the sick Confederacies id the hospital,
and as she has just set It out to cool near
where my little boy shot one of your van
dals tnis morning, sne is airaia it migni De
taken by your thieving mudsills when
they come after the body. I, therefore,
demand a guard for my premises r in the
name of the Constitution of our forefath
ers. Here Captain Bob Shorty stepped for
ward, and says he :
" What does the Constitution say about
custard pie, Mr. Davis?"
The aged chap spat at himLand says'he:
' " I chirn protection under that clause
which refer? to the pursuit of happiness.
Custard fie",msays'he reasoningly, " are in
cluded in the pursuit of happiness."
"That's very true," said the general,
looking kindly over his' fan at the veoera:
ble petitioner Let a guard' b.e detail
ed to protect this good old man's premi
ses, n are ngntiog jot uie yvazuiuugn.
notagunv)'it?' - 7 "
A guard was detailed, my boy, with or
ders to maue no resistance if they were
fired upon occasionally from the windows
of the house, and then Capt. Villiam
Brown pushed forward with what was left
of Company 3, to engage the Confederacy
on the edge of Duck Lake, supported by
the Orange County Howitzers. Headed
by the band, who played patriotic airs as
soon as he could shake the crumbs out of
his key-bugle, the cavalcade advanced to
the edge of the lake and opened a heavy
salute of round shot and musketry on the
atmosphere, whilst Commodore Head kept
up a hot fire on the horizon with his iron
plated fleet and swivel gun.
Only waiting to finish a game of base
ball, in which they had been engaged, four
regiments of Confederacies, at whom this
deadly assault was directed, threw aside
their bats and ball dresses, put on their
uniforms, leaded their muskets and batter
ies, and sent an iron shower in all direct
ions. Greatly demoralised by this unseem
ly occurrence, a file of Mackerels under
Sergeant O'Pake immediately threw down
their muskets and knapsacks, emptied
their pockets upon the ground, piled their
neck-ties in a heap, and were making a
rapid retrograde movement when Viliam
suddenly threw himself in their path, and
says he :
" Where are you going to, my fearless
" Hem 1" says the Sergeant, with much
French in his manner, " we thought of vis
iting the great exhibition in London." t
"Ah!" says Viliam, understanding-,
" You have acquired French in one easy
lesson, and "
Here an orderly rode up with an order
for the Mackerels to fall back from the
edge of the Lake immediately leaving
their artillery, bayonets, havelocks and
baggage behind them j and Viliam was ob
liged to conduct the movement, which was
a part ot the great strategical scheme of
the general of the Mackerel Brigade.
As we retreated back into Paris, my boy,
we were joined by the Conic Seetion, and
shortly after by the anatomical Cavalry,
both of which had succeeded in learing
all their accoutrements on the field.
As we all rushed together before head
quarters in perfect order, and while the
Confederacy was eating some provisions
which we had refrained from bringing off
tne late scene ot conflict, the general of
the Mackerel Brigade came from under a
tree, where he had been fanning himself,
and says he :
" My children, we have whipped them
at all points, and the day is ours.M
" Ah 1" says Viliam, abstractedly, " the
day is hours."
': My children," says the General in con
tinuation, " we have pushed the enemy to
the wall without fracturing the Constitu
tion, and have only put the war back six
months. We can say with pride, my chil
dren, that we oelong to the Army of Duck
Lake, and shall have no more Bull Runs.
My children, I love you. Accept my
We were reflecting upon this soul-slir-ring
speech, my boy, and silently admir
ing the strategy which had brought us all
together again so soon, when the sound of
drum and fife called our attention to a club
of political chaps wlio had just arrived by
steamer from the Sixth Ward, and were
filing past us to a platform recently erected
in the very centre of Parte.
" I do believe," says Captain Bob Shorty,
whisperingly, "I do believe we're going to
have a mass meeting.
Onward went the political chaps to the
A delegation mounted the steps, ad
vanced to the front raib and commenced
unfurling a vast linen banner. The sun
was just setting, my hoy, and his parting
beams fell upon the up-lifted faces of the
political chaps, a soft breeze unrolled tha
standard and the Mackerels read upon its
KEGULAR CONSERVATIVE XOMIXATIOX
PRESIDENT OF TIIE UNITED STATES
x IX 1865,
THE GENERAL OF THE MACKEREL BRIGADE.
Shall it be said, after this, that republics
are ungrateful? I think not my boy 1
think not. We have won a great andglo
rious victory, and the only remaing ques
tion to be answered is, Who is responsible
for it, my boy, who is responsible for it.
Yours, in bewilderment,
Obphecs C, Kexr.
".Porter,'.' asked an old ladj o an Irish
railway porter, " when does, the ine
o'clock trainleave V Sixty, minutes past
eight, mum," was Mike's reply; ' '
A finished compound of all the discord
ant, disorganizing elements which afflict
and curse humanity. In hell, there car
be no secession, because, " devils damned,
firm concord hold." Secession hoist3 the-flood-gate,
through which every conceive
able ci'rse, which can visit mortals, flows.
It says to dialoious, the devil, "punch"
up your emissaries, drive them on to eter
n&lrumr now's the time, don't let the op
portunity slip: tell the leaders they shall
have'erowns and thronesin hell ,l better
reign in hell than serve in heaven." It
says to death, come, do your work don't
leave a single husband of all the weeping
wives of these poor soldiers don't leave a
father of all the suffering, starving chil-
drcn throughout the country make wid
ows and ornhans of them nil rrmke a.
clean sweep of it, finish your work, and.
fin it. WaII Trm'- annKA n oTnraln nr n M.
turn home to cladden the hearts of father
and mothers crushed to earth It says to
Military tyrants bvrn up and destroy a
yon go, produce of every kind Leave
nenner cotton to ciotne, nor bread to feed
the hungry, starving poor It says to ser
vants, now's your time, gather up all you
can carry, and be off, put out at once.
Perched at last upon some towering pinna
cle the grim, ghastly monster beholds a
world in ruins laid, and chuckles at the
work it has done. Secession breaks up alii
governments human and divine, and scat
ters broad-cast discord, confusion, desola
tion, sorrow, affliction, ruin, and death ev
crywhercx The aims and objects of Se
cession. Detestable monster! What
philanthropist, patriot, or christian, can of
fer an apology for such a hateful, loathing,
damnable a creaturo as Secession !
The Auburn N. Y. Advertiser says that
the catching of frogs at Montezuma, ha
become quite a considerable trade. It
adds: For three or four seasons past two
men have made the impaling of frogs their
business. Every other day they ship from
Auburn a barrel of frogs for the Newr
York or Buffalo market. They make Very"
handsome wages. The method of secur
ing these basso pmfundos of the marshes
is very similar to spearing for fish. The
men paddle off through the marsh in the
night with a dark lantern. They approach
the haunt of the frog very quietly, and
when near enough throw their dart with a
certainty acquired by practice, always hit
ting them back of the -head, killing them
instantly. The hind quarters are then'
carefully skinned and cut off, packed h
barrels and sent to their destination.
They generally seeure two or three hund
ed in a night, and are paid 86 a hundred"-
Woman's Tongue. It waa undoubted
ly the lack of something to do that set
Eve to talking with the devil. If she
had had some crinoline or a " love" of a
bonnet to try on or show to her neighbors,
when Adam was down town on business,
the fatal apple would never have been ea
ten at all.
If the Spring put forth no blossoms, in.
Summer there wiil be no beauty, and in
Autumn no fruit. So if youth be trifled
away without improvements, riper years
will be contemptible, and old age misera
ble. It is said that the Tartans invite a man
to drink by gently pulling his car. A
good many of our people will take a
null" without waiting to have their ears
Let no man be too proud to work. Let
no man be ashamed of a hard fist or a
sunburnt countenance. Let him be
ashamed of ignorance and sloth, of dis
honesty and idleness.
In every true man's soul there is a tinge
of melancholy. In the recesses of the
thick branches and leaves of the mighty"
oak, twilight lingers even through the mid
day. If misfortune comes into your house, be
patient and smile pleasantly, and it will
stalk out again, for it cannot bear cheerful
It is not work that kills men, but worry .
It is not the revolution that destroys th'e,
machinery, but the friction.
The lash that man does not object lo hav
ing laid on his shoulders the eyelash of a
pretty woman. Is tflat 80 - tT
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A man may bo called poverty-stricken JtHUX'
when knocked down by a beggar. . an
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