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BY EDWIN C. MANNING. Jr
Westward Che Course of 'Empire take its Way.!-"
.i ... '- YOLTIME III, NUMBER 8.
MAEYSYILLE., t KANSAS, " SA.TUI13DA.Y, jVIAY 21, 1864-
THE BIG BLUE UNION,
IS PUULISMED EVERY SATURDAY JlORXXxiG.
At Marysville, Marshall County, -Kansas.
TERMS OF SUUaCRIPTlAJN.
One copy one year, cash in advance, SJ-00
One copy, payable timing the year, .5l.oU
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RATES OF ADVERTISING.
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Each subsequent insertion, -"
Yearly advertisements insetted on eiy libei
Done with dispatch and in the latest style of the
art. tfaTPaymeut required for all Job w ork on
All Coramunicafions, or matters re'nting to
the business of the office, should be addre-scd to
E. C. MANNING, Fublisner.
BRH3ISASCH & BOU.INGER,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Jfarysville, 2Larslia.il County Kansas;
mil practice in all the Courts of the Second Judichl DM
trlct n n-usn.l in the Courts ot the second .ludiu.i-StTOtln.V-br.isk-i.
They will gho pjrticalar attention
tonmn'uv-f-'r nou-rc-MeuU in Xortlurn Ka-.n and
fflern Kt or. sj,... Claim, culkcteduo ruwauUeJIoms
aud proceeds j.rorai.tlj remittcil. -
J. P. TAYLOR,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Seneca, - Nemaha County, - Kansas.
JOHN" ELA.17C, M."l57,
JPhtjsician and Surgeon.
Having perminently located in Marsville.
KanB, roopectfuUy solicits a liiro of the n
tronageof the county. Will always be iound
at his office when not piofessiomlly enjragod.
Particulir attention paid to all diewes peculiar
19 women and clnldien; also all infections ot
thethro-it ltins heart and liver, tiemedjm
scientific principles. bn'
JAMES S. MA GILL,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
And General Collecting Agent,
Marysville, Marshall County Kansas,
Will practice in the Courts of Marshall, So
mali i. and B.ovii, in the Second 'Judicial Dis
trict; and lottawat mie, Riley, and Davis, m
ths Third Judicial District.
Panicular attention paid to the adjustment
and collecting of claims ngunst the Government.
Collections care ully attended to and PcceJs
promptly remitted " v2u-0-ly
II. 0. irvKr,
3 is. S. Mjikilu
Mir -wile, Kansas.
HAWKINS & M AG-ILL.
Attorneys and 'Counsellors
Will devote themselves exclusively tolhe
practice of their profession in all the Courts of
the Second Judhial District, and in the Supreme
Courtof State: will make collections generally,
and remit pioiiptly.
Post Office address,
Marysville. M: shall Co., or
Troy, Doniphan C, Kansas. y2r?0
LAW OFFICE AXD MlLITARTt
J. D. Brumbaugh.
WILL give ptrtieular attention to claim
and detnauds against the Government, in ti!
its departments, hud particularly those .grow
ing out of the present war will obtain back
tiv irpMN iml hnmiTv moncv for those enti
tled under the late acU of Congros will also 1
ESPECTFITLLY announces to the citizens
, tk,'ij ..nn nnrl lio trnvnllincr nub-
- ui iuarjuiiii cuuihji " "" .... V,
c that he has oiened a liiacKsmun mop m
Marysville, on Broad war, opposite "the PostOf
fioe, where is prepared to make Plows, Harrows,
Wagons; shoe horses, and do all kind of "work
iahis line on reasonable trms and at the short?
staotice ; and hopes by strict-attention to bus
iaess, to merit the confidence and patronage of
the public generally. T2n7.
1J0WAKD ASSOCIATION. PhlratMjihia, Pa- Diase
4rAw tlie Nervous "5 jtein. Spnntorriinea or Sfmin'x
i.-. ... . ." - "v r
-'" rnjWHZH ueUIIUV
an.l Prematurv t)-nv, Dew xaH
r-- wr. -i 8R.ILLIN HODUIITOK, flo
4 Sai Nimttatrnt, PhilklpUa,Pa.
-- .v.tvira, in itiporis oi me4iowrrt, Association
.!!?! by "Mil. ' ele.l lette' -nv InKes.'Tree'of chime. Ad-
TOE LAND OF LANDS.
Br HARRIET M'EWEN" KIMBALL.
By Stars and Stipes we swear it
'proud Treason's neck shalLbowJ
Let loyal Freedom wear it
Clear written on her "brow:
More glorious than ever,
In crimsoned robes she stands
Crowned Queen of Queens forever,
In this, the Land of Lands !
"Be false to her, 0 tyrant
That hatcth rule and right;
Be false, 0 dark aspirant
That seeketh rule through might!
But this remember, ever
Her sword is in her hands,
And traitois triumph never
In this, the Land of Lands !
Shout, Ocean, to the Prairie!
ShoutPrairic, to the Sea!
Scream, Eagle, from thine aerie,
And Echo answer thee !
For Freedom, conquered never,
Subdue the traitor bands!
Our Land, the Land of Lands !
A Cool Passenger.
Some years ago, writes a correspondent,
before the secession war, business calling
me to N-ew Orleans, I found myself one
evening steaming it down the Mississippi.
The night was raw and unpleasant; and
not having mcuh else to do, most of the
passenger betook themselves to card play
ing. The boat being much crowded, all
the tables, etc., were soon siezed upon ;
and although everything available was
pressed into the service, quite a uumbr
were obliged to wait for others to become
tired. One party, however, I obsenea,
who seemed determined to tiad a p.'ac
somewhere Their attention was at leug h
atnactfd to the. plethoric frm of appir
rently a rwethoditi cleruymao, who, ex
tended upon tevi-ral chair, was peacefully
slumbering. Quietly drawing up a stool
mi either side of him, they went to work
The game was sin2le-hundedt.fvuchro. ,ind
as the pnint- were fcored with chalk upon
ihe sleeper's coat, it soon presente.l a vari-
Hated appearance. 'JNotwitiiSiamiiiig toe
game vas by no means quietly conducted,
ihe old geuileman slept calmly on, uniil
one of the players, becoming excited in
home dispute wliich had abiut the game,
and for2rtting the vitality of the card
t;ble, in adding omph tsis to a proposition
which lie was laying down, brought down
his clenched fist with conMeiable force
immeiliatelv unon the nit of the old man's
& omach. A lumbliiig, caernous sound
followed, and the stntled sleeper siovij
aaumt'd an upr-ivrht position, violently
Miuirirlins: the while to recover the modi
cum of air ao rudely xplled. Almost
choking with laughter, L awa.ted the de
nouement of the acme. Mowly survey
ing tirat o.ie player, then the other, anl
then carefully scutiuiztng the hieroglyph
ically adorned coai, he at length said,
much to the distppoin'ment of us .ill, who
were waiting for some vio'ent outbreak:
''tic'iitletuoti. if vou hare not througn with
this coal, I have another unJer it that is
perfectly at your diaposal. Bd so kind,
however, as to be a little more carefull of
A Domestic Platform. One who
had considerable experience in the house
keeping line, says that a home should be
supplied with suuh nccesSiries as piety,
picklrs, potatoes, pot and kettles, brushes,
brooms, benevolence, br.ad. chirity
cheeae, crackors, f tith, fl ur, affection, ci
tier, sincerity, ouions .iut ?rit', vinegar,
wine and wisdom Have a'l ilwse always
always on hand, and happiness will b
wi'hyou. Don't drink anything injoxi
caiins! cat moderately go about your
business afusr you eat your breakfast
lounge a little after dinner chat after
lea -and kiss after quarrelling: and all
the joy, the peace, and the tjiesMiigs, xne
earth can afford shall b yours, .till tin?
iirl citfses over you, and you splfitn are
bonae to a brighter and happier world.
How to Know a Goose. "Mother !
mother !'' cried a young robin, returning
hurriedly fiom its first flight 4Ttn so
frigiitt'iieil; Ivo seen such a sightT'
"What Bight, my son f asked the old
robin. ' " . .
"Oh, white creatures screa:nin-atd,
ruoniog, nnd straining their necks, atjd
Holding their heads ever so liigh: St.
mother, there they go.' f - ftj
r "fiposp. son morel? reese," eala?
ly teplied the parent bid!, lo-iking ovecthe.
field. "Through' lite. cnia, ooserve mai
when vou meet wih anyone 'who m-.tkes
A rat fa'9 aboCl IIHn!eiFif Sllld tries iO lilt
ia -. . i iih
hia head higher than the rest ifth world,
n au set him down as a eooie."
jri -J ""
Bis .Hale Trurtc and a Large
Liat Thursday -a mni) i.nmeti T omas
Kmiid s.!ifii! t.i hiivsr. Wutt & Feke at
S-dalia, 195 mules. Taere was at the
same time another Smith in the market,
(J..J. by special notneu.,) who appears :o
have beeu an agent-of Mi Fltnii, in this
city. Thomas SmrtlfaaTd to J. 3.Z "Now
we don't wa't to be in the market ugainbt
each oi her, (pity tHat the hous'e of femith
should be divided agjinst itself!) and I'll
give you 850 to retire an I ler tm have
this trade.' J J. agreed T omas hand
ed cut a S100 greenbick J. J. retuTwei
a 50 lt e ibai-k. and departed, well pleas-,
ed with hia operation. Thohi'ts smith
bought the niul'-s at -ibout 8138 a headf
amouiitiig to S27 000 dollars, piid fur
them, and Wolf & Peke departed Vn pe.ice.
well pleased whh thair operafidn. Tne
trade had not been concluded, however,
before Mr. Jom 8, ( uother s lan-xe nam. ,)
comes alonir.: and Mr Thomas Smith in
a very quiet way, tells him l'Vvi nought
the-e mu e at SliO a head-pif you cho.tae
io take them at 8 L 15, you can hae them "
Jones being a minute man, anl umter
rtianiling his businehs. bny the mules,
p lying S'22 450 for ihcm, and immediately
Shipped them to tlfu city. Tey iia-i hardiy
been penned at the Wedge Houae, howev
er, befoie the police were authorized io
seize ihe mules and arrest the parties hav
ing them, as th-t every dollar paid lor
them by Smith io Wolf & Peke was 'coun
terfeit! It was paid in S100 counterfeit
Treasury Warrants.a notice of the uttering
of which was published in this paper yes
terday. Accordingly the mules were seiz
edand are now in charge of the police at
the Wedge House. Mr. Jones has been
arretted, and though, complaining of ill
hoalth, is languishing in respectable du
rance. Mosrs. Wolf k Peke have not
yet arrived in the city, but aro expected to
be her to day. These facts we obtain
trom tn vjuh-e or ronce. ,-h
The joke o'r the affairif thero can b
anything ludicrous in slrexppnsive a un
w id the buying off of J. J. Smith by
Thomas Smith. The latter having a gie t
aversion to seeing two members of the
Smith family wording ngaint each other,
kindly paid J. J. 50 to go out of the
trade. The S100 bill he gaie was coun
terfeit, and he got S50 in good money in
change ! Srange that one S.nith could
use another tnus 1 - t
Jones is the only party yet arrested
Si. Louis Republican r
Porlrait oT Forresi-Hli Antece-
Knoxvrllo. Ojrrespoadeut S. V. Tnbuno.J'
Tne Forres's, the oldeof whom. Gen
Bedford Firrett. lias, by the Fort Hiilnw
i. fid otnr atrocities, obtained such u, re
cord of infamy,, wernll negro trailers
I nere were uur u uinew u;uioi i,-,mi
kept a negro pen for iiva y.-ars bdfore the
war, on Aduns s reel, in, tae rear t tne.
Epiacopal Church, Memphis. John, a
cripple and a gambler, yho was jailor and
clerk tor.rioQroiu j pin r urreit. an uiw
Mve negrj trader at ViMksburg , an'i Aa
ron Forrest, gf-neralant and soul-trtver
to scour the countrrJfor4lijs otner.b ot ' rs
Tney accumulited iarge u us uf money
iu the uefarjoiis trad:, and Bed
ford won by that And other iufla
ences a inMurir promotion lo a Brigadier
in thn worn ill-wMDDin". b ibv-atealio"
Rebel Gon'federacy., He fis now about fifty
-1' ... ..II irilli.r iiitl -ll 1 ll illi Vl
years oi 1145, mu, huu-, (i a...... ..
aged, with a" long noae, deep-s.-t, black,
snakj eyes, full blac?t bdardj without' a
muaCache, and hair worn Jo.ig. Hs uu il
ly wore,. Avhie tn hot "nigger" trade in
Memphis. atove-pipetQit set on the bick
of hi head'at an agio of foriy-five d jgreea.
He was accounted uWn, vindictive, cru 1,
.. ..A ,. .crnnlmu TT7-nad Iwm wives
one whitu, the other c9lored (Ua'h:uine.t)
by each of which hfe"had two chjldren
His "pairiarchaf" Cunafine, and hia whjte
wife had frenaent qurrls or domestic
JdrJ . - : - .!TJ,. . . .
The Bl.iTe.psDjDt oluJatora orrest,ou
Adaths reet, wis a'perlect horror all tie
groes far and near, friw made of puiioii
liigefracjOiy slaves J"o CJuipel four
of hi "fellow slaves to Uud and hoid the
itiniifn atrutnhal ntlt 111 Ul$ Hlf. Ullfl then
raw a umviv . -- ---, - -.
'Bedford find bis bruiser Jorin W),uld
bujC whips, aiid cut op.tbeir' victims urn u
.he JloofrjrickWd to. tbtksrquDvl. Women
re often "stripped naked,'' and wrli a
'fctfcKei of "sail! water stapdfog bv, in waich
W-'A?s-- r.JrJ. Jl ... u .
leatifer Ifiong, their baeks were cut up till
.ihViLC,rAthl hole sorf'.ft the
Wood ItSinr wottniiit'BgliDg wlth'the
oriny jbixuct w u h w .up umiv
tion. One si ive man wis wiiipD-d to
deith by Bedf..r.J, who used a trace ch lin
,i,mhled for the purpose, of punishment
' I i
Tne si ive was svcretlv huneil, ami the cir-
cum-tuueaswas only known to the sdave
of the prison, whotonly dsared to refer to
the circumstance in whispers.
Such are the appropriate anteredeatsjin,
the character of the monster wlio murdered
in cold blood the gallant defenders of Fi.
Tfae Sua ort4ustcrls!z.
On the 2i day of .D.-cejnber, 1S05, rose
the "San of Austeriaz " Its light re
vealed 10 Napwleon the certainty of the
great victory uf that day. His force-coi -si-ted
of .e vent -five thousuid ueti, occu
pying a semi-circle of heights Tne al
lied Atutiian and ltussian army, 'n.miy
six .thousand strong, had ueld twenty-four
hours pievious, a pisi'iou equilly stro ig
on the heights of Pro zen ; hu by a skil
ful manoeuvre. Napo on had ii.duced t .em
10 believe ihat he f ared a battle, ; n I now
at break of day he beheul their army, like
a huge anaconda, having unwound it
coil, trailing its slow, ponderous luogtU
a nrund us froct, iu order 10 atiack his right
wit-g m .
Tiie French array saw, as w th its Jead
eVs eye, the Ulrtti'ier of the aljies Tnu
legnth of theii, lines were expised, while
Napoleon, from his semi-chvle, could
l.iunch one of the spokes of hi-. pwer t-i
attack them ih any or a I quirteis. His
generals were eager to begin.
"Wait twemy minutes." said Napoleon ;
'when theeneim is muking a talae move
they muM. not be ii.terrupied."
The twenty mMiuteael i)-ed, the move
mem wnsco'mplete, the blunder irretriev
able. Tiien Napoleo.i moUtiteJ his hotae
and sai4 to his troop- :
1 Sjijlters to-day we will finish the cam
paign " , ,
At the same .ime, the order of attack
wns uivfin. and the uiiziKV, .Uving an.iccn-
tli"- V--"-"T T- '.... TN I.
da was cut 10 pieces. I tin 11.hstuh. atier
ufering great laugh tar, we 0 re-r nt n :
acros the frozen lakts N-jpoicou rude
along the lines, and shouted:
"Engulph th-m ! eniiulpli them !"
The artillerist elevated trieir pices, and
hy dropping their balls from a height
upon the ice, broke it up, aud uverwtielm
ed the flvi ig enemy.
This was Napoleon's greatest yictorv.
and most bnliaui stroke of guius. , A-t-rw.rd,
on the ee of any battle, he had
only to lemiod the sold. ens the "Su of
Aus'erli-z" would look down up m ther
actinus. to inspire them wiu the mot en
TnVpietige of such an achievement
is.hi'Mily neceasaiy ati'nuient to the hn
very, of tro ps. It inspires them wah
.onfidencein iheir own urowe-s. prule in
their 1-a.ler, and a .-ublnne a haujhiy joy
in, ti.e certainty ot viet vy over his etieni
A Reaiarliablc Vian.
A solicitor, real a it i" thela e of Wight
hid businu-s at Southampton. He stayedJ
at one n those notes f'o w nc 1 th ; tow 1 id
muls earners is fatuous, and after .tinner
Sin was Io kmg over 1 ia law papers, whi
he -ipped nis p rt. 11: was aroused fto.n
ins fiiilsiap and red tape hy tlie ope .uur
ut a dooi ; his wife, whom he had left at
home, iu tne Isle of Wight, entered, gaz d
at hi'ni steadfastly, and pi-sed out tur.mg'i,
tne. opposite door lie uaturaUy moutit
that it was an hallucmatio 1, and resumed
hia reading whh a wondering smile at hi
ownweikuess. But within a qu trier of
an hour the very sajue thi g occurre i
again, and there was on the cou iteit.tnc -of
the spectre -an imploring look which tur
rlfi il nun. fie at once resolved to re
turn home ; with som diJSculty got a b at
man to take him. aero s; and when he
r...ifhttd his home he,ws s i uck. by the
guety and alarmed look of hia mtid-ser-
vaul wlio opened tne door. 101s wnniti
was so irigatened by his oi.exp-lel re
turn, that she sp iiitaueou-ily co.ifjsieil her
intent. on to murder her mi tress ; and her
eon fusion was coofirmetl by fie fici tljt
-she had concealed a knife under her pi.-
i..tc T .U is a verv nrnleXtu ' CiSe for
those who think spectral p'ienoiueiA can
be phy-ica.ly explained. Hire you nave
hejonaatomof a living person pr.ij-cted,
entirely without that persons co laciousness
F.et it be.assuaied ttiat a person m extreme
peril cm. by intense volitio i, act on the.
nervous sysem ot jtue ni.iverse, so as 10
influence his Dearest friend, but here the
person wno e likeness appeare 1, was utter
y .devoid of appjeheasij.) , while -th,i s-r-int.
who onlrj knew what was ikelv t
I -"J . M. . 1
Happen, would naturally exert, no volition
lowaros rcvcumig 4b -ihwhu. wftHsunj
Magazine. 7 -
TiieCaui ilior Storiu-Glass.
Lealersiti philosophical and optical iu
sttumvntssell simpm ptormgl.isses which
are used for the purpose of indicating ap
proiclung s orms. One of these couaisti
of a glass tube, about ten inches in length
and thre fourt'isi f an inch in diameter,
fi ted'witlf a Cquid containing camphor,
and having its mouth tovtied with a piece
ot bl-.der perf ra ed wiiu a needle A
tall phial will an wer the purpoieu euly
as well as the ten inch tuba. The compn
si ion plated within the tu'o consists of
tvo ilr c'uns of camj h r,h.ilf a drachm of
ih'j imiriat of am uonia, pulverised and
m.xu.i w th nbiut two ounces of proof
spirits. Toe tubi is usually suspeud d by
.1 thr ad near a window, and the functio s
of is e n'ents are as follows: If the. t
ii) s he c is dt'y and the weather promises'
to t.e -eule.l, t .0 solid ptrts of camphor in
the liqu d cunt lined in the tube wilj re
in tin at tl-.e b it om, and the liquid 'above
Will be-q nte clear: but on the approach of
ac ia ige to tain, the solidjmatter will giad
utily ne, and small crysnltno stars will
fint about on the liquid. On the ap
proach of hih winds the solid pans of the
camphor will rise in ihe form of leaves
anJ appear near the surface in a stale re
sem'din !' imentiiion. These indica
t ons are ome!iine- tnanif. sted twenty-four
hours before a storm Urea Li out! After
sonic .expi-rience iii observing the motions
o! the-c.imphor matter in the tube, the
m ignitud of a coming storm may bi ea-tnuat-d
; also its direction, inasmuch as
the particle- arc closer together-onahat
-ide of 'he tube, that ia oj)psi(e to (hat
from which the coming -torm will approach
The cause of some of these indications is
as yet unknown ; but the leading princi
p e U the sdlub'litv of camphor in alco
h il a id is in 1 ibi'i y in w iter,cotnbin-d
ui h the fact that !; dryer tj?e atinosphero
t io more arjueou- vapor doei it take up,
aud vice vcuu Sr ten ti fie Lmer Scan.
A "Lonsr"'":"':!' River.
i. river th tt runs ca-a or we-it crosses no
pr.llel of latitude ; coniqueutly. as it
flaws toward-, there 1, it does not chaogo
ita cticnaie, and, being in the same climate,
the i-rops that aie grown at it- m uth arox
grown als.i at its sources ; nnd f om one
e.ul to ihe other thre is n variety of pro
duciioiis h is all of vh al ami corn, or
wine and oil. or aome other staple. As
s rted cargoes, therefore, cannot be m ido
up frooi ihe produce which such 11 river
b'tu!sdnwu to the market. Outheother
hind, a river t'i it runs north or south
cross s piralle's of latilu !e, chang'-a its
climate at every turn, an.l, as the traveler
dc-ieiids it. ho sees new agricultural sta
ple? .ib miiding. Such a river bears down
to the sea a variety of productions, which
one or imo her . f the unions is sure to
want, an I for w'tich one will send to the
m irketat iia mouth or the port whence thpy
are distributed over the world. Its d
vaut'ges are cq nl'.V great i'ov trade be
tween tne sections through whicu il fl ws,
as the stipes of 1iost sections arc unlike,
and productions lacking in one pattof it3
course are supplied in another. The as-.-ortini'nt-,
of in rchaudiae afforded by such
: rivur i-e ttic life of co nmercj; they give
it, eoergv. acrivtty and scope, oacn a
river is the Mississippi, and ihe JIi-si's3ip-pi
in the only such river in the world !
dcitu tjiic American
Mi dear hoy, did 0 1 ever go out at
night and lean on the fe tse for hours in
'he spring lime, when the fro .is was sing
inu in the mashy groun 1. and the spotted
jiignt hawks was a g ancingiii the airland
lie bas was playing, anl grzs up into
h.Mveu at the giatc round moon, and
he iwi ikl'tm star?, and sigh and want
-uinthiu. and had yer ize ft.l up with the
juise ov youre hart, and not think of. en-
nything a I the time, and couldn ttell what
atl"d on ?
D d you ever steal slily out into a big
wojds j -t-is thcthoun fed behind tho
mil, and s t down agin a tree and dream
ov nothing till th twilite ghosts began to
hurry bi yu and the warn air begin tu
thicken with the fust dark ov the nite, and
;hnwl awaonh in the distance begin tu
Uall )ut the toado. and thcslipp-ry.ariakes,
and still set there till feir sot yu a think
ing"? Did you ever lnw yure cheer up
before the od heaith-aone a the brands
beiin o row white ashes, and tha crick
et had grown tired ov their songs aid
r me into tl.eT holes, nnd look sttddy-at
the dying fir, w liting for yure thoughts to
eutn biek from the weary distance.and put
you to bed ? Hev, you did all this and
did n't knoWiwhut ailed yu? 1 ken,iell ya
mi, dder boy Mvhat,ailed yu; it wasj Lone
tumh 'Twj'z yure hart waz tbinkipg.e
c - - Josk Billiss,