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THE RI6 BLUE UNION,
3X EDWIN 0. MANNING.
" Westward the Course of Empire takes its Way !
1 VOLUME III, NUMBER 40.
M-AJRYSVILILE, lELAJNTSAS, S-AuTXJEDAlf, NOVEMBEE, 18, 1865.
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PSYSI0IM and SUEQE0N,
Is permanently located in Marysvillc, and
vrill promptly attend to all calls in his profes
sion. Office in A. Coltrell's Drug Store.
Dr J. H. McDOUGALL,
Having returned to Marysville, has resumod
the Practice of Medicine in all its depart
ments, tenders bis professioual services to all
who may need them.
EgsOffice at his residence in F. J. Marshal's
stone house. 3-33-tf
IIIave opened a Tailor Shop on the north side
of Broadway, Marysville, ona door west of
A. E. Lovcll's Store, where I will always be in
readiness to cut and make genilemens' gar
ments of all kinds, in the latest and best styles.
Particular attention given to cutting. Old gar
ments Cleaned and Repaired in the neatest man
ner. I will warrant entire satisfaction to all
ho will favor me with their patronage.
John Frazier, Proprietor,
CaKOLINE ST. BT. SECOND & THIRD,
Marysville, - - - Kansas.
This Hotel has been open for fiveyears, and
the proprietor is thankful for past favors, and
solicits a continuance of the same, -with the
promise of the usual attention. vl-n27-ly
HAVE lately purchased the property known
f as Barrett's Hotel, in this place, and shall
eavor to keep a First Class Hotel. Fare
Two ILarge Stables
"nnecledwith the Hotel.
AT.CORAWD OATS, PLENTY.
0 , J. H. COITRELL.
Pi. 30U,,1865 ly
M. L. KIEFOVER, Proprietor.
IfaF0?ER has Etrtel a complete Wagon Shop
bsahifv011 in Marysvillc, in connection with the
Visa ii B h0P of Garden & Strange, where he can bo
?"Jir km is &&! t0 receive order3 for new ragons
rs-nr es He is prepared to stock plows, make
JtWirt?tllillS apertainingto that lino of business.
U tjJL1?6 testmaterial there is to be found in Mar
MIM ' an$ 'wiUl thirtean years experience In the
5X1 ba J??11? confident of Batafring ali that may
Keeps constantly on hand good fresh meats of all kinds
in snfflcient amounts to supply tha Marysville market
II is stall is famished with Sheep, Ram, Lamb and Mut
ton, also Beef, Pork, Veal and Sausage. Give him a call.
North side of Broadway, Marysville, Kan.
Billiard Saloon ! !
W. Woodruff, - - - Proprietor.
Keep "cool" gentlemen 1 Take something
like a Julep, Punch, -Cobler, Sangaree, Cock
Tail, Smash or Lager, in ice, through a straw,
or any other way while you enjoy yourselves
at the fashionable and "highly military" game
of Billiards, at Willard's. vol3-no3-ly
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Notice to Debtors-
I am gratified to find tha t many of my debt
ors have settled what they owe me, for which
I am very thankful.
Now I want all that still owe me to come up
and settle their bills during the next two months
while they have a good crop on hand. I have
left all my accounts and notes with Mr. Jacob
Weisbach and he will settle with my debtors,
taking either money or corn at the market price.
At the end of that time if not settled I shall
put the notes and accounts in tKe hands of tho
proper officers for collection.
Marysvillo Kan. Oct 28, 1865.
SAMUELS & WEISBACH,
Having formed a Copartnership and united
our extensive Stock, we have opened business
in the Store lately occupied by Major Samuels
and are ready to fill all orders at the lowest
Major Samuels is going East to purchase our
Fall and Winter Stock and we intend to sell all
goods on hand at very low figures.
WE MUST SELL
to raise money and make room for the new
stock ; therefore everybody should give us a
call and examine our stock aud prices, before
purchasing elsewhere, and they will find it to
We keep on band a complete stock of
and Farming Implements.
We buy, and pay the highest market price
in Cash, for
GRAIN AND FEED, COUNTRY PRO
DUCE, HIDES, FURS, &c, fc.
Particular attention will be paid to tho
To whom we offer extra inducements.
Remember the old stand of Major Samuels.
Marysville. Kansas, Sept., SOth 1865.
3.33tf SAMUELS & WEISBACH.
We are sole Agents in North-Western Kansas
for Overman & Man, of Illnois. for the sale of
their warranted Osage Orange Seed for which
we tako orders.
Price $3 in single pound packages, or $-. &v
ia packages 0LS&1fEISBACH.
A Startling Scene in Church.
There were many thrilling scenes in the
New England churches during the .Revol
utionary War. The following one oc
curred in Sharon, Conn., under the min
istry of Rev. Cotton Mather Smith. It is
found in Headley's "Chaplains of the
Mr. Smith took for his test a part of
isaian xxi. n, is : " watchman, what of
the night ?" The watchman said, "The
morning cometh." The question in the
first part of the passage had been the daily,
almost hourly inquiry, for nearly a riionih,
of every one of the congregation, and hence
its appropriateness was keenly felt ; bdt
ihe startling announcement, "The morning
cometh," took them by surprise, and they
could not at first comprehend its signifi
cance, or how it could be adapted to the
present gloomy prospect. .Had he heard
any good news? What had happened
that he could say so confidently, "The
morning cometh ?"
No he had nothing new to tell them, only
to proclaim over again his unshaken con
fidence in God's promises. He did not
attempt to conceal or lessen the calamities
that had befallen the country, nor deny
that a fearful crisis was at hand. He ac
knowledged that, to human, appearance,
"clouds and darkness were round about
God's throne," but said that the eye of faith
could pierce the gloom. The throne was
there, though wrapped in impenatrable
darkness. In all the disasters that had
successively overwhelmed them, he traced
the hand of God, and declared that, to his
mind, they clearly indicated some Divine
Providence about to take place in their be
half. "Man's extremity had come, and
now was the time to make bare his arm for
the deliverance of the people.
Prophet-like, kindling with the vision
on which the eye of his faith rested, he
boldly dropped the general subject of
God's faithfulness, and told his astonished
hearers that he believed they were on
the poit of hearing extraordinary news
of victory to our arms. He would not
wait for an indefinite future to prove his
faith to be well founded h.o was willing
to bring it to the test of the present. They
might judge whether he was right or wrong,
for, said he, "Thd morning now cometh.
I see its beams already gilding the moun
tain top3, and you shall soon behold its
brightness bursting over the land,"
One cannot imagine the effect of such
language uttered by the minister of God
in such a time of trouble and suspense.
He ceased, and as he closed the Bible and
exclaimed, "Amen ! so let it be," a 'silence,
profound and death-like, settled on the au
dience. Each one seemed to feel as if an
invisible presenca was there, and some
weighty announcement just on hand.
Suddenly the deep silence was broken
by the distant clatter of a horse's hoofs
along the road. The sharp aud rapid
strokes told of swift riding and of urgent
haste. They knew at once what it meant.
For days and weeks their eyes had strained
up the streets that led northward to catch
sight of the messenger of good or ovil ti
dings that was hourly expected.
He had come at last, and rfs nearer, clear
er rang the sound of that gallop on the
listening ear, each looked in mute and ear
nest inquiry into his neighbors face. Right
on through the place straight for the meeting-house,
darted the swift rider, and
drawing rein at the door, leaped from the
saddle, and leaving his foam covered steed
unattended, strode into the main aisle.
On the deep silence that filled the building
like a sensible presence, his armed heel
rung like the blows ot a hammer. As he
passed along, a sudden paleness spread
over the crowd of faces turned eagerly to
wards him. But looking neither to the
right hand nor the left, the dread messen
ger passed on, and mounting the pulpit
stairs, handed the pastor a letter.
Notwithstanding the good man's faith,
his hand trembled, and an ashen hue over
spread his face as he reached out to re
ceive it. "Burgoyne has surrendered,"
were the first words that met his eye. He
staggered under them as under a blow.
The next moment a radiance like that of
the morning broke over his countenance,
and he burst into tears. Rising to read
the incredible tidings, such a tide of emo
tion flooded his heart that he could scarce
utter them aloud. The audionce sat for a
moment overwhelmed and stupefied; then,
as the pastor folded his hands and turned
his eyes towards heaven in thankful prayer,
impelled by a simultaneous movement,
they fell like one man on their knees and
wept aloud. Sobs, sighs, and fervently
uttered "Aniens" were heard on every
side, attesting the depth of their gratitude
and the ecstacy of their joy. "The morn
ing had come, bright and glorious, and
its radiance filled all the heavens."
One day, off the coast of North Carolina,
we got into a fog that lasted us three day
watches, so dense that we could see the
channel the steamer cut through it three
miles astern like a new Toad cut thftfugh
a cedar swamp.
Lounging along forward aborit seven
in the forenoon watch, I drifted in earshot
of the two forecastle blockaders, just as
one of them put out a feeler in this
"I say, Bob', did you ever see sich a fog
as this ere afore ?"
"Aye aye,- boy, I have that; I've seen
fogs down along the Stable Banks and
about Canso, that this ere stuff wouldn't
be much more than a bit of mist alone side
"How thick was it, Bob ?"
"Wal, once when I was out in the old
Rifleman, and we were goin' to Quebec
after deals, we run iuto a fog bank one
day that carried away our jib-boom, and
stove in all our port bulwarks. There was
lots of gulls and other big birds stuck fast
all in among the fog, jest like sheep in a
big snow drift ; not a bird of them could
move a wing. We'd been on allowance of
water two weeks, and the carpenter sawed
chunks enough out of that are fog to fill
every cask in the ship. It was tip -top
water that fog made, but it didn't melt
very fast ; some wasn't melted when we
got back to Liverpool three months after
wards." Death of the Author of Worces
Joseph Emerson Worcester, L: L. D.,
the noted American Lexicographer, died
at Cambridge, Mass., recently. Dr. Wor
cester was born at Bedford, New Hamp
shire, August 24, 1784, graduated at Yale
College in I8II, and for several years af
terwards taught in Salem. In 1817 he
published a Geographical Dictionary, or
Universal Gazetteer ;" in 1818, a "Gazet
teer of the United States;' in 1819, "Ele
ments of Geography, Ancient and Mod
ern ;" in 1820, "Epitome of Geography ;"
in 1823, "Sketches of the Earth and its In
habitants;" in 1826, "Elements of Histo
ry, Ancient and Modern," "Epitome of
History,'' and "Outlines of Scripture Geog
raphy." In 1827 he bought out an edi
tion of "Johnson's English Dictionary, as
improved by Todd and abridged by Chal
mers, with Walker's Pronouncing Dic
tionary compared." In 1828 he prepared
an abridgement of Webster's "American
Dictionary." In 1830 he published a
"Comprehensive Pronouncing and Explan
atory Dictionary," in 1846, a "Universal
and Critical Dictionary of tho English
Language ;" in 1855 a "Pronouncing Ex
planatory and Synonymous Dictionary;"
and in 1860 his chief work, "A Dictionary
of the English Language." Dr. Worces
ter also published a "Spelling Book of the
English language," "Remarks on "Lon
gevity," etc., and was the literary editor
of "The American Almanac" from 1831
to 1843 inclusive.
The Jewish Talmud has these senten
ces about women: A good wife is Heav
ens noblest gift. A housewife never al
lows herself to be disturbed from her work.
Even while conversing she is busily spin
ning. An old, experienced woman in a
household is an ornament to it like a pearl.
He who lives in an unmarried state knows
no iovs, none of the blessings of home, and
is without support. The man who stands
at the death bed of his wife feels like those
who saw the temple of Jerusalem reduced
to ashes; for the wife is the temple in
which each man finds repose and quiet ;
where he can give expression to hi? feel
ings, joyful and mournful. God has givon
to woman more ability of judging correctly
than to man.
A curious railroad accident occurred at
Clinton, Conn., a few days ago. An ex
press train was approaching, when a cow,
annoyed by a small dog, dashed on to the
rails. When the train had passed, the cow
lay with her head cut off, and the little dog,
with his tail cut off, sat between tho rails
looking after the retiring cars with a face
indicative of the luost intense astonish
ment and disgust.
English ommbusses have been establish
ed, which ran from Jerusalem and Beth
lehem to places in the neighborhood.
An Irish Toad.
All Irishmen have a moral antipathy to
wards snakes and loads, which they say
St. Patrick banished from Ireland ; hence
it is the duty of every loyal Irishman to.
wage war against them. An uncle of the'
writer's once hired" a freshly imported
Emerlder, and set him at work hoeing corn
in the field. Deeming shoes only an en
cumbrance, he removed them, and went
with his bare feet. Every time he came
to a toad he would kill it at once. While.,
making a vigorous pull at the hoe, he
chanced to pull the dirt over his foot,
and conceal it. Espying what he took to
be the head of a toad protruding from tho
ground, and exclaiming, "Arrah. be S't.
Pathrick, I hove ye -now, ye murthurirA
spalpeen! Ye needn't think to hide from
me!" and raising his hoe he brought it
down with tremendous force, thereby sev
ering his great toe completely from thel
comgany.pf tho rest, much to his astonish
ment and pain.
M. de Boussanelle, captain of cavalry,
in the regiment of Beauvillers, relates, in
his "Military Observations," That an old
horse of his company,' that was very fine
and full of mettle, had his teeth, all of a'
sudden, so wron down that he could not
chew his hay and corn ; end that ho was
fed for two months, and would have still
have been so had ho been kept, by two
horses; one on each side of him, that ate at
the same manger ; that these two horses
drew hay from the same rack, which they
chewed, and afterward threw beforo him;
they did the same with the oats, which
they ground very small and put beforo.
him ; this" added he, "was observed and
witnessed by a whole company of cavalry,'
officers and men."
The number of people who have lived
upon the earth since the creation has been
estimated at about 27t000,000,000,000,000.
This sum when divided by 27,864,000, thV
number of square miles of land, gives 1,- t
314,522,080 to a square rod, and five to a
square foot. Suppose a square rod capable
of being divided into twelve graves, each
grave would contafn one hundred persons ;
so the world has been one hundred times
dug over to bury the inhabitant.3, supposing'
they had been equally distributed. Were
the bodies lain upon the surface, thcywould
cover the land to the depth of a hundred"
An infamous brigand named Mousia'
wpnt to a lone house near Montefort, in
Italy, occupied by a farmer and his family.
After imperiously demanding many things
which the poor people could not supply, hjeL.
consented to accept a good supper. While
ho was eating it in the presence of the ter
rified farmer and his wife, their eldest
daughter approached the table as if to ar
range the dishes, and suddenly plunged a
poinard into the brigand's neck, killing him
on the spot. For this daring deed the
young woman received tho reward offered
by the prefect, amounting to 4250f.
An agonizing story is told of a vain New..
York young lady, who, dissatisfied with her
good but irregular teeth, had fifteen of thorn
pulled out to make room for a new and false
set. In vain the dentist wished to spare
her eye teeth. She would have them out.
Nervous prostration followed the operation
and she died a victim to her pride, and
leaviog the set of false teeth she had or
dered uncalled for.
The work-room of James Watt, tho in-.
ventor of the steam engine, is just as he
left it, in the attic of his house where he
was driven by a scolding wife, who didn't
like his musses and litter. The will of his
son required that the room should be left -
just as it was when his father went out of
the door for the last time. The door was.,
recently opened for the first time in 30
Speculators who have bought up grain in,
the West in the belief that the crops would
turn out short have been much disappoint
ed, as receipts at several leading markets
are much heavier than last year, and they
will be obliged to keep their stock until
spring, for lack of means to send them East, ' .
when they will have to sell at a heavy re
A little girl washing linen in a brook in
Baron Rothschilds' park at Schillersdorf, "
was seized and dangerously lacerated by a
huge pike. The child was rescued by
a gardener, who was obliged to cut off tho
The sad news comes from Caprcaa tbat'
Garibaldi is living very sparingly, ana ,
I even "mends his owD'clothos."
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