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"Flag of the free heart's hope and home,
By angel hands to valor given ;
JThy stars have lit the welkin dome,
And all thy hues were born of heaven.
Fo JtEVE TLOAT THAT STAHDAXD SUEKT I
Where breathes the foe bat falls before us,
With Freedom's soil bemeath our feet,
And Freedom's banner streaming p'erus.'
My connection with1 Tsi Bia Blue
Union ceases with this issue. Commenc
ed ntarly oae year end a half ago, the
first Union Republican paper published in
this county, and at a time when the whole
country was rocked from ( center tocii
cumferetoe" by a gigantic Rebellion, the
surrounding! and circumstances of its
birth were net particularly favorable. But
The Union has successfully weathered the
storms and trials incident to its younger
days and gone forth to its manhood bright
and prosperous. Its need here has been
demonstrated, its financial basis and suc
eeM established, and what is better, I
trust it has gained' the distinction of hav
. dng exerted an influence, however small,
--yfbr Freedom and the Right. Politically,
The Union made no promises in its first
iaiie excepting that it would support no
-ao or party that did noi "carry the
dUg and keep stop to the music of the Un
ioa," and laying aside all other issues, its
first duty was to aid in restoring to the
country the supremacy of her laws, then
and now trampled upon by armed traitors.
Locally and domestically, it would advo
cate the interests of Marysville, her coun
ty and State. Whether or not those
pledges have been fulfilled its readers
' Although it is not yet permitted the peo
ple to see the great travail of tho Nat ion.' a
soul brought forth purified, restored and
re-established under the banner of peace
it is their privilege and pleasure to note
the rapid deeay and certain doom of that
institution Slavery which has been an
incubus to the country's greatness and fi
. Daily plunged it into an unprovoked war.
And recent events prove that the child of
its creation will soon meet its just rewaTd,
buried together in the same gulf of des
truction. The Administration, support
ed by loyal thousands, does not waver ;
their motto is, " The Union the Govern
ment its. friends are our friends : its foes
-are our foes." And when its rights are
-.asserted and the Starry Banner set up in
every rebellious State the sun of peace
and prosperity will again shine resplend-
enttand every corner of the loyal land
.shall feel its brightening influence.
" In parting with the readers of The Un--3on
I oan leave them no better wish than
that, they may all speedily realize the con
. summation of so great an object as the
r Government has undertaken, and to which
our best efforts should tend.- Then, and
not "till then, will all our ways be picas
- antnessand our paths peace.
J ' ' J. P. Cone.
- In assuming the position of Editor of
lhisjournal,iiris proper for me to introduce
jnyself to its readers.
One week ago (to-day) I trodathe soil of
Marshal county for the first time. The
waves of fortune have borne me hither
here I have pitched my tent, and here I ex
pect to abide. Born and educated in a Free
State-, I wiih'ijo better fortune than to live
ntddieiti a country where I can enjoy
and leave to- my deeoeadants as an inheri-
k ance Freed . Although personally a
trattfer a yoo I aat not unaeouainted
with the efertomaAe by the peeple of this
Stake iv keep froa iU soil the demon bora
f arariee, and driven (mot aeurished) to
nataerity by the be and the shackle. But
ato rtraffle is eec aai ike sua ofFree-
' do shiae brigady eo Kaneaa.
Iceoe among yea at a tkaa wfcea the
Vhole country ii coovmWed withiaternecina
War'iwkaB tvamai cam hardly rtwrniia
tw- w 1 w -,
rv&r -- BBSm o i faisssssV
I his brother : but I behere the time is not I
and the. sun8hinsFfeedora light up ev
ery State of tIorioas Union, from the
Lakes Jpfe Gulf of Mexico, and from
the Atlantic to the Pacific Oceai.
My early political education was in the
Whig school, but at present I know of but
two parties, Loyalists and Rebels. The
"Star Spangled Banner" is my banner.
Under it and for it I will do my utmost,
till every traitor in the land shall bow in
reverence and submission to its dignity
In domestic matters I shall wield the
little influence I possess to put " the right
man in the right place ;" and what cannot
be accomplished by fair argument. and
courteous language, shall be left undone
so far as I am concerned.
The interest of Marysville, Marshal
County, and State of Kansas, shall be ad
vocated in the Bio Blue Uhion as long as
I have aught to say in its nana;
with. TheJMbb destroyed about half a
million dollarsworth of property.
FortHujseg surrendered uncondition
ally pnthefh, with a large amount of
artilery aapVabout 12,000 prisoners. This
opens me Mississippi mver . entirely ana
cuts Rebeldom in two.
Gen. Sherman, after the surrender of
Vicksburg, crossed the Big Black river
with a large force. He had a fight with
Johnston, defeating him' and taking a
large number of prisoners.
Lee succeeded in crossing the Potomac
with the remant of his army. About 15,-,
000 prisoners were taken from him. His
present whereabout is not positively known.
Charleston was attacked on the 14th. Mor
ris Island was taken, and heavy batteries
erected, which will be turned on Fort
Sumter and the city. In a few days we
hope to bhear that the Stars and Stripes
wave over the Fort and City, or else that
that foul den of treason is in ashes.
The Morgan raid into Indiana and Ohio
is about played out,,and Mr. Morgan is
getting into an exceedingly' tight place.
The rebels of northern Mississippi are
getting particular fits, and it is reported
that Gen. Blair has taken Jackson.
The loss of the rebel army during the
past two or three weeks cannot be less than
100,000 men. This knocks a strong prop
from under Jeff's throne, and ere long the
tottering fabric will fall, overwhelming
and orushing the entire rebel horde.
To the thoughtless or careless traveler,
Kansas would present, from the Missouri
river this far West, but little attraction
bat to those who appreciate the wealth of
nature no fairer field could be presented
for contemplation. Her vast expanse of
rich prairie land rolling sufficient for
perfect drainage and beauty of scenery
is rapidly coming under cultivation. The
log-cabin, the cottage, the village, lake the
places of the wigwams of the aborigines ;
the waving grain and tassled maize give
promise of abundant increase to the indus
The absence of timber in many locali
ties has been a serious impediment to the
rapid settlement of Kansas ; but this de
fect can and will be remedied and over
come. -Cultivation will subdue the wild-
nessof nature; the devastating prairie-fire
will soon cease to blast the tender twig or
scorch the giant oak; and then the fertile
soil of Kansas will yield abundant timber
for all domestic purposes. But it is not
our intention to particularize exce'pt in fa
vor of our own locality. While we cheer
fully accord all due praise to other coun
ties through' which we have passed, we
must with equal earnestness claim ior Mar
shal county a supremacy. In this county,
beside a soil unsurpassed in fertility by
any other portion of the West, we have an
abundance of good timber, plenty of wa
ter, and an inexhaustible supply of rock
for lime burning and building purposes.
With the facilities thus afforded, Marshal
county cannot fail .to become the banner
county of the State, and Marysville, shar
ing its prosperity, the leading city of
A Day f Fastlaa; aa Prayer Aa
aaiato WASHnrGjroic, July 17.
The Freeident has issued a proclamation
appointing Thursday, August 6th, as a
day afrNational Thanksgiriag and Prayer
to Go4ffrW whom UblaMiniri flow. '
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The cause of education, to our mind, has
always been paramount to any subject
which might engross the attention' of a
community, state or nation., The fact' that
the rising generation -will have an educa
tion of some sort, is so patent that ilneeds
no elucidation' from our pen. It 'is only
for parents and guardians to determine
what shall be the character of such educa
tion. The undisciplined mind will as sure
ly rua to vice and its concomitant evils, as
will the uncultivated wilderness grow ujf
with weed and briars. The educatio
quired uDon the street will iusUafl ef
fectually fit its recinient for the nenftentia
ry or gallows as will moral anerjuaicious
'training? aualifv him to beWme a useful
member of the comraunijafin which he re
sides, and an honor to mg country, instead
of a tax and a disgraar
As we have but leentlv become a resi
dent of this Aflfwe know but little of its
eauMKimjpi system, but. irom wnat we
learned at the gathering at the School
House last Monday evening, we are induced
to believe the people of Kansas are deter
mined not to.b'e outdone in proportion to
their opportunities by any" other State in
TheHon.T. H. Baker, Superintendent
of Public Schools for this county, visited
this place last Monday. In the evening
a meeting was held in the School House,
when Mr. B., in a short, but highly appro
priate, address, presented to the communi
ty the merits of- the. different series of
school books now in use in this State : and
while disparaging no author or publisher,
he,in accordance with the views and sug
suggestions of the State Superintendent,
recommended a uniform system of books
throughout tho county and State. The
series of Headers recommended was that
of Wilson, published by the Harper Bros ,
New York ; and of Geography, a combi
nation of Monteith's and McNally's. Tho
meeting promptly adopted the books re
commended. A cursory review of Wil
son's scries of Headers impressed us fa
vorably. The other books recommended
we have had no opportunity to examine,
but believe them to be excellent. We do
not believe it advisable to make too fre
quent changes ; but we do believe the best
to be the cheapest : and as "in union there
is Etrength,"i bo, also, in system there is
promise of success : and as thceducational
men of the State after careful examina
tion have recommeded a uniform system
of school books, wo are glad to see the
people co-operating with them in their ef
forts to afford to the rising generation every
facility to acquire a liberal education.
Mr. Baker promised to be with us again
soon, and wo hope he will have opportuni
ty to fill his promise. He is also making
efforts to have a Teacher' Institute or
ganized in this county, and in this enter
prise we heartily wish him success.
Journey from St. Joseph, Mo., to
9 Wednesday morning, July 15th, a party
consisting of three ladies and two gentle
men, started in an open carriage, from St.
Jsseph, Mo., for a ride to Marysville,
Kansas. Thewheather was cloudy and
chilly, but believing that old Sol would
soon disperse the clouds and pour down
his genial rays, noway daunted, our tittle
party drove to the ferry and embarked.
Contrary to expection, largo drops of rain
began to fall, and were soon followed by a
heavy shower. Safely across the river we
started in wet haste for Elwood, at which
place we arrived about the time the rain
abated perfectly saturated with the de
scending torrent. "Mine host" soon had
a rousing fire built for us. By it we dried
our dripping garments and warmed our
chilled bodies. This accomplished, we
again resumed our journey, mentally ex
claiming, Oh, Kansas ! i3 it thus you wel
come your friends? Is this baptism neces
sary? Or is it thus you W.ould wash away
any .lingering stain of that 'peculiar.insti
tution' which still adheres to the people
of your sister State across the river ? But
be this as it may, we have now fairly corn-
menced our journey, and jogging along at
an easy pace, soon pass Wathena, and make
far Troy. Stop! Witt's that? Something
I broke! Investigation shows that one of
the springs of our carriage is broken. It
wai soon tied up and gave us no more
trouble to the end of our journey. Troy
was reached about noon and after parta
king a good substantial dinner, we again
started westward. A long ride is befor ejus,
for we must reach Kinnekuk before night.
Dunilr triA sf tominn" rilBA r tan knrco.
i o ...ww -.,. ,,,, uvrtw-
meiFcrbsserl tho nrniri. ; nnM
-- -r-i r , znz ?r.,w'
ahead of us, but they either did rioUftfe us
or else did not care to coticejis!; Some
fear was eatertained thlAtV might be
jayhawkers, but as t
we went on our "Warejoicing, and in due
time arrivedat pnekuk. Here wc pass
ed the nigpe "Union Hotel," which
is a welljijtpt house. Thursday morning
found usn route, and noon found us din
ing at Granada. Six o'clock, p. m., found
usatSenaca, Nemeha county, just in time
to escape another drenching rain. A good
SUpper an(j 00& 'Deds soon caused us to
forget the fatigue of a Ion? ride. All night
long the rain poured down, and Friday
morning found us weather-bound. All
day long it was drizzle, drizzle, drizzle,
and night found matters no better, but good
fare and genial hospitality reconciled us to
the delay. Saturday morning the sun was
still obscured by clouds, Hut as we were all
anxious to reach the end of our journey,
wc allowed impatience to over-balance
judgment, and started for Marysville. For
ten miles or more all went nicely ; the sun
occasionally peeped through the clouds
and seemed to promise us that we might
end our journey in peace. But alas for hu
man calculation : scarcely had we time to
congratulate ourselves upon the prospect of
fair weather ere the sun, as if in mockery,
again hid his face behind the clouds, and
massing them in black'density, bid us pre
pare for a storm on the prairia. Prepare!
what preparation could we make ? There
was not a house within ten miles of us,
not even a tree in sight ; out on the almost
boundless prairie the rapidly approaching
storm must be met and endured. Our only
protection is a buffalo robe and an umbrel
la: under these we huddle only in time to
receive the first dash of the descending del
uge. Header, you have heard of, you
have read of, but did you ever encounter a
storm on the prairie? 2so! Well then
imagine a hurricane catching up Niagara
and dashing it over you for about forty
minuies. That will do. Snap ! crack !
what's that? Oh, nothing; only tfie iron
goose-neck-fixin that fastens the tongue
to the axle, is broken ; and amid the tor
rent of rain a rope is applied and the dam
age partially repaired. There is an end
to all thing, and there was an end to the
storm, but not until it had -effectually
drenched us with water and bespattered us
with mud ; and in this conditiou about
twenty miles must yet be traveled over be
fore matters cin be effectually remedied.
On we go, and at lingth, from the summit
of a ridge of the prairie, we can see the
City of Marysville. Would you believe
it? notwithstanding our wet and uncom
fortable condition, we sang, with full cho
rus, "John Brown." Kind friends stood
ready to welcome us, and amid good cheer
we Eoon forgot our troubles. .
Our journey is ended, rnd so is the sto
ry of its incidents; but we cannot close
this article without tendering our thanks
to Mr. Smith and his wife for the kind
treatment we received from them while so
journing at their hotel in Seneca.
The notorious deserter, Wm. Poulson,
who committed depredations in this coun
ty lasl-spring and was confined in the guard
house at Fort Leavenworth, has escaped.
Ho was sentenced to be shot the 1st of
September. His accomplice, Ward Manly,
is sentenced to three years in the Alton
Penitentiary. Poulson made his escape
by breaking a hole through tho floor above
his cell, thence through the roof. He was
at his father's, Lewis Poulson, on Vermil
lion, Wednesday, 22d, a few hours before
some soldiers arrived there in search of
him. He, however, eluded them, and is
Bricks. Messrs. Histed, Acker and
Wells, have come to Marysvilie for the
purpose of making brick. They assure
us that the quality of clay in the neigh
borhood warrants them in promising to
our citizens a superior quality of brick.
We wish them success.
Information Wanted. Mr. McKen
zie Coats, of Fort Scott, desires to get in
formation of the whereabouts of his wife,
Mrs. Anna Coats, who is supposed to have
left the Cherokee Nation last fall. Mr.
Coats was taken prisoner in the fall, and
since then has been unable to obtain any
clue to the wherhemte of his family
On aLauk. A squad of soldiers who
have been stopping here for a few days
made themselves merry last night by im
bibing freely of red eye, and while under
its influence amused themselves by " cut
ting up didoaVthatin sobriety they would
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There are tfirej hundacd and twenty
male persons fri-MsrshaIl county, between
theazes of20i'nd 45 :sixty-five of whom
id not molest U3,yare marrfed:en between thegesof 35"
Left HereT-L young man who has"
been stopping here for some days, left
this place Thursday nigtt, in the dark.
A saddle and bridle left at the same time.
CampMeeting.--A GjEmp-majfSriliy Wi
der the auspices of thepM.,. Ei j Church,
will be commenced on IWrs'day August
13th, in the Life settlement, on.tbayer
'million. The operation of the recent treaty witlr
the Kickapoos for tnIrJan'ds7'a8r,bei ii
suspended on account of fraud. It is said
the Indians never consented trthe&o-called
treaty, and the whole thing be. biHCed.
The Doniphan County Patriot lays:
"We learn that an erder. has 'bean-issued
by the War Department to-mount the
13th regiment. This order, we learn, was
issued subject to the approval of General
Schofield, and Col. Bowen has ,gone to St.
Louis to see the General on, that business.
S1,G00. Marshal McDowell informs us
that SI ,600 have been raiseo 'here for the
Slate Fair. Our people coming forward
generously, and there is no longer any
doubt that the Fair will be held here.
DhAfteb. The negro Tillman, who
killed so many rebel privateers.with'an ax,
on board the schooner S. J. Waring, has
been drafted in Rhode Island.'
Busy. The Denver pape is represent
business of all kinds as ery lively in that
city. New buildings are said to be going,
up on every hand.
Cotio.v Qxn. The Jeffersonian saya
Mr. Miller, of Sautrelle, will put a cot
ton gin in operation at that place in the fall-
A letter from Sam Houston4to the rebel
Gov. of Texr.s protests against military,
usurpation and persecution for opinions.
Avoid tiie Draft.
Special Order, Xo 1000.
IIlIlDQCUlTEKSOr lUltTWtl.E DISTRICT,)
Tt it Iitrt'o ordered th it nil these icroiiilirtTingoiie
two, flints, fitk t ns uud twenties in green-back, ill ru.
port the m iutiuedt itolj at Mnj. Jd i-umucls' counter, and
lipoid the draft, as he biwonkra to report at tw York witb
the siiiie. ,j
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Amos Tuck, and John WeJ.r.J t y..
Ailmmiblntor, de lunns iiiii, I ' '
of John P. ihllei. deceased, ' 1 7a' tho Prbbte Court for
nuiit , 5-ilju!-al County, for tho
Mary Miller, and the cert i ton Stdtoof Kansas,
of John l'. Miller, deceased, J.7 ' " .
To Man -Miller, ami the creditors of John P. Miller, do
to vul, and all jieriotiH interested funde-itate:
"VJOTICK i h ii!l giten that Amos Tuck', nud John.
JJH Wtlnr. .I'hiiiniiir.itor, de bonu uon, ot tho eat to
of John l Milk 1, lime rllul their petition in the Probata
Court of M irelnl tountj, Kina, prajintbAt an order bo
i;r.int(dto the administrator of cmd eatatu ro'&ilt terrain
JJcal Lstatr.drscrihud 111 sa d p 'titions, belonging to the e.
tatnof John P. Miller, de.ead, lying and Lung in Mar
dial county, Mite ol Kaunas, and descritied as follows, tc
wit: The northtast quirter of section thirty ono. town
ship three, rme M.-vtii, e-ut: to eatiify a note ami mort
geexccntedl Jidui P. Miller, in his lifetime, to Amo
Tuck, forth -uni of tHo hundred and thirtj dollar, with
interest tlier-n iroiu thu Uth.il.iy oij September, A. D.1SG1,
at the rate of lh per cent, per unnum: and also the fol
loinglot 111 the Town of Paluiptto, newjn the u)tporte
limits of the Cuvof Marjsulle, Marshal county Knuso:
Lot 6 in Hlotk 15 Lot ' in Dldck SS '
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The petitions will stnnd forbearing on tho first iay or
the nett'ttoberteriii of said Court, which will be Monday,
Octooeroth, 3"u), at whkh time all persons interested i
-ud fl ite can.ipiear and show cause by faid petition
should not be gnutedr and unless thecontraryixsbown ou
tu it dij ltforosaitCourt,anonIorwillb Issued to thead-iiiini-trit)r
of slid estate to sell said Real Estate to payfc
the debts of said etite.
( ) lntitmiony whereof I, hereby sign my naaae
LS and aflix tho seal of said Court, thislOtbdayor
( J July, lbC3. J
J D. BRUMBAUGH.
n1"1 Probate Jadgo.
PROBATE COURTS NOTICE.
Samuel Lancdon, administrator!
of Jovph Langdon deceased: I
John Garlmgcr, James Strectcr, I In the ProbataCburt for
c. ,a"n-' MarhaI couDtyrir th
Anne Stunibo,5amuel Langdon, I State of Kansas.
Betty y ell. Mary Worden.
Charlei" Langdon. heirs and cred. I ' 2-
itors of Jorph Langdon. J , ,
To Vnno Stumbo, Eamner- Langdon, Betty Well, Mary
Worden. Charles Langdon, heirs of Joseph LaagdoB, assf
to all the creditors of paid Joseph Laagdoa, ami teaK
jcrsons intended in said estate : - J
NOTICE iaHercby glren that camuel LaagJoa, Admit
itrator of Joph, Langdon, deceased, John Oar linsrer
and James Stre-ter, hate filed their petitioaa ia the Probate!
Court of Marshal county, Kanaa, prajJag that aa order
may Ikj granted to to tho administrator of said estate to sell
certain Ileal Estate belonging to ai4.etatJlTiBZ aad beln
in Marshall county, State of Kanwa and iSSSKS aT tl
lows, to w,t: TLo easthalf of ihlstheastqnarlerorsS:
tion .erei.tpen, township fnre, range eight ; to satisfy a note
and rnortsag. given by Joseph Langdon. in his lifetime,
to John frtflinwiiirtha sum of one nBadred'dolIara! with
,nter,;t thereon from theiM&y 0f M.jLDistS. tl.
ratoof 20 p-r 'ce.t. per annum; and the east half of th
:?u'eir.:rAe,r' ?.' r .outhVest
'""""'""" cu72rjJirw Bortheast quarter of sec-
note andmort gags giajmjBMLTaairrtn .u in h!
Umlron -. ' ' 'issSiSSSSSSfX JBOU, as
ter ot RM-tinn .iTtpnn. tnmri -I 1 JZC .
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Tlie petitions will stassl Ci- v.t .1.. j
October oth. 1 SC3, at which time aH versosa laterMted la mM
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