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Q. "W. KINGSBURY, Editor and PaorRicroB.
THUKSDAY, SEPT. IStli, 1861,
When the citadel of our Country la in flame
wlipn f.li Ailificetlisit'W'ashinirtoii uiiil Franklin.
and their associates, erected, i3 in flumes, it
becomes us, -whatever may have wen our politi
cal proclivities before, to rise far above all other
considerations, and to keep this citadel itvm
destruction. Daniel S. Dickinson.
The -word Compromise is now only uttered by
Traitors. So long as rebels have arms in their
hands thera is nothing to compromise. It i3
vain to toil at the pumps -while men are kept on
board boring holes in the bottom of the ship.
There is no half-way house in this matter
no tarrying-placo between sustaining the Gov
ernment and attempting its overthrow. There
is no ncace proposition that will suit the case
until the rebellion is first put down Danibl
The Convention for the selection of Delegates
to the County and District Conventions will be
held in Junction City precinct, on Tuesday, the
17th inst., at the Eagle Hotel. All good Union
men are earnestly requested to be present.
VKIOX DISTRICT COXVEXTIOX.
The undersigned, citizens of Wabaunsee,
Davis, and Dickinson counties, believing that
in this hour of peril to our Country and State,
there should be no political distinction known
among the people save those which separates
Patriots from Traitors, earnestly invite all who
are in favor of sustaining the Government in
its present struggle, and of upholding the
Constitution and Laws of our Common Oun
try, to meet in District Convention at Junction
City, Kansas, on Tuesday, September 24, 1801,
for the purpose of designating three candidates
for members of the lower branch of the next
We suggest that the proposed Distiict Con
vention be composed of one delegate for every
twenty five votes polled at the last November
We also recommend tha County Conventions
for the selection of delegates, the nomination
of county officers, &c, be held at the respective
county-seats, of the District, on Satuiday,
September 21, 1861.
We trust that all lovers of constitutional
freedom, and the benign Government estab
lished by Washington, will unite in this move
ment, and the selection of true and tried
patriots and honest men for the offices to be
filed at the ensuing election.
S D White, CN Church, Fred P Drew,
Edward Cobb, G .McClelland, E A Barker,
A W Callcn, DFN Rule, A Whitman,
G K Harris, N S Gilbert, II N Williams,
J Mansfield. B Buntley, Thos Cameron,
G Vi" Stallcop, H Hcidel, C Wetzel,
GL Miller, It Berry, Jas McDevitt.
John Wallace, 11 McBratcev, C Berger.
And 300 Others.
Wc present to-day to the public the first
number of Thk Smoky Hill and IIetuiilican
In this, our inaugural, wo do not intend to
enter into any' elaborate exposition of the
policy which shall characterize our adminis
tration. We have already, in our prospectus,
briefly set forth the leading objects which
have induced us to commence the pubUcation
of the paper namely, the maintenance of the
Government, and the development of the nat
ural capabilities of the Western Kansas Vain
We love the Republican Government estab
lished by Washington, and his illustrious
compeers; and wc believe its maintenince
ogainst all foes to be the most sacred of all
earthly duties. We shall therefore do what we
can to uphold it speaking of open and secret
enemies as they deserve to be spoken of. In
doing so, we intend to call things by their
right names, and to invoke against traitors of
all degrees, the scorn and execration of all
honest and patriotic men.
In thus supporting the Government we do
not propose to he governed by any narrow
partizan views. We have confidence that the
present administrators of the Government are
actuated by proper patriotic motives, and that
they are every way competent to the successful
management of the difficulties which the exi
gencies of the times have devolved upon them ;
but if it shall be demonstrated, after a fair
trial, that such is not the case, we shall be
among those who will insist that men who are
competent shall be put in their places. So
much for Governmental matters.
In local matters, we do not propose to be
governed by any raeie town or county consid
erations. An idea prevails extensively that
Central and Western Kansas is a desert aud
bowling waste almost uninhabitable by white
men. Without ttoppiug, at this time, to in
quire who arc the authors of this absurd
aspersion of the most beautiful and fertile
Tallies of the continent, we shall labor assid
uously to correct the falsehood, and to invite
settlers to the now unoccupied lands of the
Smoky Hill, Republican, Saline, Solomon, the
Blues, Vermillion, Neosho, Verdigris, and their
thousand tributaries. The lands drained by
the streams named, are capable of supporting
a population more dense than that of Massa
chusetts, and upon their speedy occupancy
by an industrious agricultural people, depends,
in a large measure, the future growth of the
State, and the prosperity of those of us cow
We aEk our frontier friends, who agree with
us in the objects which we seek to promote,
to aid in extending the circulation of the
Union, not only among our own people, but
among the people of the East, from whom we
hope to Htlracl emigration.
TIBE UMO COlSVESTIOW.
We publish in another column a call, exten
sively signed by patriots of all parties, for.a
Union Convention, to put in nomination the
right kind of candidates for the offices to be
filled at the ensuing fall election. This is as
it should be. At a time like this, when the
overthrow of the Government by a traitorous
band of malcontents is sought, mere disputes
about platforms, or the policy which the Gov
ernment ought to pursue in its administration,
seems absurd and out of place, and will not be
engaged in by an earnest and patriotic people.
All who are not traitors at heart, can readily
agree to postpone the consideration of the
question of a high tariff or a low tariff, specie
currency or paper currency, squatter sover
eignty or congressional prohibition of slavery,
or the best man for President, until the ques
tion is determined as to whether the Govcrn
meut shall or shall not contiuue to exist
whether the old Constitution of Washington,
Jecfebson, and Madison, or the new Constitu
tion of Davis, Toombs, and Stephens, shall
be the supreme law of the land, and whether
Mr. Lincoln, elected by the people, or Jeff
Davis, elected by a cabal of traitors, shall be
the President of the Ameiican States. Until
the Govcrnmentrthc Constitution, the capital,
are safe from the traitors who now surround
them, patriots of all parties must separate from
traitors, and unite in a hearty and consistent
effort for the maintenance of the institutions,
in the defence of which so many of our brave
people are now pcnliag their lives. Iu no way
can those of us who remain at home evince
our devotion to free institutions more decid
edly, than by sacrificing all party prcdelictions
upon the altar of our country, and by joining
hands in support of patriots, and in opposition
to the traitors who are tolerated in our midst,
and who are laboring by canting, hypocritical,
and false pretexts, to aid the rebels in the
consummation of their scheme for the over
throw of the Government and the conquest of
a large portion of the Union. Fill the local
offices, and the Legislatures of the loyal
States, with sympathizes with Southern trea
son, and the overthrow of the General Govern'
ment, and the extinguishment of freedom,
would be speedy and certain. We must not
j ermit this. No man who sides with treason
aud traitors, and against his own Govern
ment, should be permitted to hold any place
of power or influence amongst us. They
belong to the Judas Iscariot family, who, with
a kiss, will betray to crucifixion aud death,
the paxriots who confide in them.
THE CAPITAL QUESTION.
At the approaching November election, the
voters of Kansas will be called upon to select
a p ermancnt jscat for the State Capital. In
doing so, the objects most important are: To
choose such a point as will be most easily of
access to the largest number of our citizens,
and as near the centre of our State and popu
lation as possible. The people of Western
Kansas are, perhaps, more deeply interested
in this question than the majority arc awar
of. That the scat of government, for a num
ber of vears at least must remain east of the
Pottawattomie Bcseivc is a fixed fact. That
the first railroad built in Kansas will start
from some point on the river, and terminate
for a time at the capital, is equally true;
therefore, our object should be to bring the
terminus of that road as near our own doors as
possible. This should exert a strong influence
upon our action.
We know of but two points, now in the
field, that are likely to succeed, Topeka and
Lawrence. Much may be said in favor of the
latter, but, that its interest are not identical
with this section of the State can be seen at a
glance, aud that its citizens have never shown
a disposition to make them so. is proven by
their past history. In fact, it is not natural
they should, and they never will. Topeka,
however, has interests with which wc are
united. Its position is located exactly upon
our line of travel to and from the Missouri
river. Though situated on the south side of
the Kaw, it must look foi its success, as a
business place, and its prosperity as a city,
to the West and North of the river. They have
not got the agiicultural country on the south'
side that will ever support them. For this
reason, they are now, and have been for a
long time past, exerting their influence in
favor of this section of our State.
We like Lawrence, personally. For the
past year we have been temporarily located
there, and we believe it to be a eniart, thriv
ing town, and likely to become an important
point ; but no matter how far she may advance
toward greatness, this section of our State will
receive no benefit from it.
We shall continue our remarks upon this
important subject, (at least to Western Kansas,)
in future numbers, and shall show that aside
from the great advantage derived from our
proximity to a railroad, we still should sustain
THE " DEMOCRATS,'
A Convention was held on the third of the
pressut month in Junction City, by a body of
men calilr.g themselves " Democrats," for the
purpose of nominating candidates to fill the
district and county offices the ensuing year.
The form of organization was gone through
with, resolutions were drafted, and a ticket
was nominated, composed exclusively of
"Democrats." At present, we are not dis
posed to enter into a discussion of the merits
or demerits of the different gentlemen named
by that Convention for responsible public po
sitions in our county and district. Perhaps
many of them would not stand a close inspec
tion; but let that pass.
We should like to compare the present posi
tion of some of their leading candidates with
that occupied by them only one year ago.
" Consistency, thou art a jewel.-'
Here is the first of a series of resolutions.
None of them amount to much.
"Resolved, That under Democratic princi
ples, the country has prospered beyond all ;
precedes ; tnwtpj "promise us a3 aucn
glory in the future as prosperity in the past ;
that, entertaining such belief, we will adheie
to those principles, and not unite with a party
which has reduced the country to its present
The above is exceedingly lucid. We trust
we understand what is meant. Taking the
present condition of our couutry into consid
eration, we would like to ask what kind cf
glory is promised by adhering to " Demo
cratic" principles, if the present action of the
so called ' Democrats'' are based upon those
principles. The virtual admission, at the
close of the paragraph, that they are disunion
ists, is apparent to every school-boy.
The remainder of the "resolves" charge
the present condition of affairs upon all sec
tions of the Union, want peace, and advocate a
re assembling of Congress, and the adoption of
the Crittenden Resolutions, don't want slavery
interfered with, wonder what they think of
contraband ?J and " regard no war or peace as
defensible, which is bused upon the idea of the
ultimate separation of the States." We won
der who this last hits; must be Jf.ff Davis
and his crowd, for we know of no other party,
at present, trying to "separate the States."
OUR POSITION DUTY OF UNION
In assuming the arduous duties incumbent,
upon the editor of a public journal afc the pres
ent exciting period of our national existence,
we feel it a part of our duty to define clearly
our position, and the principles that shall
actuate and guide us in the discharge of our
duties as a public journalist.
It is known to many of the citizens of this
I county and Western Kansas, that we have
j been connected in different capacities with the
press of Junction City, since its inauguration,
over three years ago. Our former actions in
the political world have been very limited ;
whatever they were, we deem them of no
importance in influencing us how to ast while
our government is assailed by traitors, and our
constitution trampled upon, and laws defied.
In the present perilous condition of our once
happy land, we feel it to be the imperative, as
well as solemn duty of all true patriots of our
country to ignore all party platforms, with
their attendant prejudices, and take their
position upon the broad platform of the Con
stitution, fully resolved to defend that sacred
instrument against the assaults of its enemies,
whether they emanate from the North, South,
East, or West. Treason and open rebellion,
in ail its horrid forms, now exists in our once
peaceful land. Civil war, with all its horrors,
is now upon us, and we do not consider it right
that we should stop to inquire what party
those traitors and invaders belonged hcrcto-
j fore, or what were the former political antetfe
dents of the President of the United States.
But it is to us clearly our duty to rally around
the Constitution, and the glorious old flag of
our country, in one cemmon cause for the
preservation and perpetuation of our glorious
Union, and under that proud old banner,
whose ample folds have guarded and piotected
us during the whole period of our political
existence which has raised us from an infant
republic to the position of the greatest nation
on earth the pride of ourselves, and the ad
miration of the world. Wc shall know no
party but the party of the Union, so long as
there remains an armed traitor upon our
sacred soil, and to the success of thai party
we shall assiduously labor with all the zeal,
energy, and ability we possess. Earnestly
trusting we shall have the co-operation of all
Union-loving men, whether Democrats or
Republicans, without regard to past political
In conducting the Union, we shall, in thelan-
guage of Jackson, "Take the responsibility,"
unawed by fear or unbribed by gain, uncon
trolled or influenced by any man, party, or
clique, save that party who marches and keeps
step to the music of the Union.
BgMr. Branch, Superintendent of Indian
Affairs, was at Topeka last Friday, and, we
believe, was in council with a delegation of
Shawnco Indians. On Saturday he was at
St. Mary's Mission. What the nature of his
visit is we did not learn.
Bgf We have not space to call attention to
eachadvcrtisement,:separately,in this number
The tradesmen and merchants of our young city
are well represented, as also are the profes
sional men. We advise our readers to give
them a careful perusal.
A Democratic Paper on the Sup
pression of Incendiary Publications.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer has the
" Five rebel papers have been suppressed
for their open advocacy of rebellion one
in Maine, one in New Hampshire, and
three in St. Louis. If Liberty is used
for the destruction of Liberty, there can be
no doubt about our duty. The abuse of
freedom is the most dangerous enemy to
to freedom it meets. We unhesitatingly
say, down with traitors everywhere, in
whatever guise they may appear. We can
better afford to be lenient during profound
peace, than when in the midst of a most
gigantic rebellion. We deeply regret the
necessity for martial law, habeas corpus
saspension, and vigils over the press. The
New York Day Boole, Journal of Com
merce, and JYltrs, live by indulgence only,
and that of doubtful propriety."
j2f Brigham Young has thrown of his
allegiance to the United States Govern
ment, and declared the independence of the
Territory. The Mormons were arming in
every direction to maintain their independ
ence at all hazards.
tST The London Once a Week of July
8th, referring to the seceding States, 6ays :
" There remains for them the painful dis
covery that the world is learning to do
without their sfaple."
Dickinson County Union Con
V'Tentlon. A Convention for the selection of Dele
gates to the County Nominating Conven
tion, will be held at the different precincts,
on Tuesday, the 17th inst. A full atten
dance is requested.
A Good Appointment.
We learn that Major Wessel, now com
manding at Fort Riley, has been appointed
Colonel of the Home Guard Regiment, by
Gov. Robinson, We believe this to be a
most excellent appointment, and one which
the Major was well deserving ; and though
we regret to lose so valuable an officer from
the Fort, we ar; content to know that in
his new position he will be of much more
real benefit to our young State.
0 m m
Over three hundred names have been
signed to the call for a Union District Con
vention. By publishing the whole list, to
gether with other matter in the same type,
in this issue, we would run short of capital
letters: we therefore omit them.
$3T Charles F. Clark is organizing a
company of cavalry, at Fort Riley, for home
service we believe. All who wish to join
the service, can do no better than enter the
ranks of this 'company. Mr. Clark is
everyway competent to take command, hav
ing served a long time in the regular ser
vice, and will make a popular and efficient
&B To our friends in Topeka and Law
rence we feel very grateful for the liberal
disposition they have shown toward our new
enterprise. We trust the merchants of
Leavenworth will come forward aud give us
a helping hand. They are the ones mostly
benefited by our people.
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K3 Elder N B. White will preach at
Taylor's Hall, on Sunday next, at three
o'clock, P. M.
To Define and Puuish Certain Conspiracies.
Be it enacted by the Senate and Jloitse of
Representatives of the Lntted Slates of
America in Congress assembled,
That if two or more persons within any
State or Territory of the United States shall
conspire together to overthrow, or to put
down or to destroy by force, the govern
ment of the United State?, or to lev war
against the United States, or to oppose by
force the authority of the government of
the United States; or by force to prevent hin
der or delay the execution of any law of
the united States; or by force to seize,
take, or possess any property of the United
States Against the will or contrary to the
authority of the United States; or by
force, intimidation, or threat to prevent any
parson from accepting or holding any office,
or trust, or place of confidence, under the
United States, eauh and every person so
offending shall be guilty of a high crime,
and, upon conviction thereof in any dis
trict or circuit court of the United States
having jurisdiction thereof, or district, or
supreme court ot any xcrntory ot the
United States having jurisdiction thereof,
shall be punished by a fine not less than
five hundred dollars and not more than five
thousand dollars ; or by imprisonment,
with or without hard labor, as the court
shall determine, for a period not less than
six months, nor greater than six years, or
both such fine and imprisonment.
Appiovcd, July 31, 1861.
Rocket batteries are suggested as a means
to drive the rebels out of their masked re
treats. Those used in the British service
are propelled through a thick iron tube, the
fuse being cut to burn a given distance, as
in the ctse of a shell ; to the rocket is at
tached a pole from eight to ton feet long,
which, coming in collision with any object,
has the effect of starting the rocket in the
opposite way ; in the meantime the pro
jectile is vomiting a perfect sheet of liquid
flame, lighting up everything tor a mile
around, and igniting everything of an in
flammable nature, vhile the dense smoke
arising therefrom will cause the best disci
plined soldiers to leave their guns and flee
in search of a purer atmosphere. It finally
terminates in a shell of the most destructive
We should consider it very imprudent
to be caught in the immediate vicinity of
" these fellers," while they are under head
FROM THE NORTH-WEST.
The Secessionists of the North-western
counties have been collecting in camp at
Rochester, in Andrew county, where it is
said they now number some two thousand.
The Union men have also gone into camp,
a few miles from the secessionists, and at
last accounts numbered from twelve to
fifteen hundred. They are commanded by
Colonel Thompson, of Atchison, and Col.
Cranor, of Gentry. There are several
hundred Iowa men with them, well armed,
and having two or three pieces of artillery.
Large reinforcements are expected from
Iowa, when a battle may ensue. The
secessionists are flecking to their campin
scores, and there are scarcely any remain
ing'at home. While Cloud Chief.
1. All the letters, and the greater part
of the papers, in the mail by the train on
the Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad
wrecked on the 3d inst., have been saved.
H. & ST. JOE. R. R OPEIC.
THE ROAD IN POSSESSION OF THE.
Latest Telegraphic News.
From the Leavenworth Times of Sept.
11th, we take the following items of intel
ligence. As it is the first news wc have
had concerning the army operations in the
east since the horrible catastrophe on the
Hannibal and'St. Jo. R. R., it will be ea
Mr. Owen Duffy, of this city, returned
yesterday from St. Louis. He came over.up th;s rebellion, and are blockading
the H. & St. Jo. Railroad, and informs Us
tntrorAn,! ; nrrain in frord order, excent'perty, and confiscating the debts of o
,., - fyin((n ..:,.,. tu i,r;.W"
at the crossing of Platte mer, the bridge
recently destroyed not having been rebuilt
Tho Kansas Firsfc was nt Hannibal on
Sunday, and is now probably stationed purpose it is necessary to blockade our
along the Eastern end of the road. The! rivers, seize our steamboats, confiscate our
Kansas Second is at Brookfieldj on the line! produce and the debts of our citizens, it is
of the road, and a force of Illinois troops'all right. The Government of the United
is at Platte River Bridge. There are no ' States has no right to spend the people's
troops, of any kind) in St. Joseph. There J money in resisting theso things, and every
arc no obstructions, at present, on the step it takes in that direction is usurpation.
Platte Country R. R. j We would like to know how much Jeff.
Wc are indebted to Mr. Duffy for a copy i Davis's Government is spending por day,
of the (Juiuey licralu ot bept. 'Jtu. elandwhat is the value of the taxable pro
copy the latest and most importaut items incrtr in his Confederacy that has to hiar
The first report of Jeff. D.ivis' death,
was contradicted, but it has been re-affirmed
by telegraph, via Louisville. At Wash
ington, however, the report was not cred
ited. The Confederate steamer Yorktown, is
only about a dozen miles above Newport
News, awaiting an opportunity to run the
blockade, She iias been preparing at Rich
mond, it is said, to carry a very heavy ar-
Baron E. Von Begcsank. a distinguished
Swedish olliccr, lias tendered ins services to
the Government. He is recommended by
the king ofbweden.
It is stated that a proclamation has been
or will be issued, by the Confederate Gov -
urilllieiu, iiuuuuiiciii iuu aumnaiuu in .uia -
. . ;.. ti. ..,i...;..-,a t i;.-
souri into the Uontederacy, and recognizing
Jackson as governor of the State.
The following are among the most in -
teresting dispatches :
St. Louis, Sept. G. The rebels have allowed to continue it a day after the Con
again been repulsed by our troops at Lex- j federates withdraw from the field. Arl
ington. The rebels lost 25 killed and 40 Mt...,. ',,
prisoners. We lo?t one. lne reueis arc
falling buck on Rains, who is threatening
Fort Scott, Kansas.
Enquiries at the governmental depart
ments, by the reporter of the associated
T ..- . m. 1
press, lias elicited omy ine iaci mat me
government is int in possession of any re
liable information of the death orJuli Da
vis. It is thought that if such was the
fact, certain information would have reach
ed this city via Louisville. At the nreVerit
writing no credence is placed in the rumor.
To-dav, J. M. Gordon, the rcbvl l.'ader
of the Lower House of the Maryland Leg
islature wiio was arrested, some days ago, ai
the Relay House, was released from cus
tody, lie took an oath of allegiance to
the Government to support the Uolistitu
tion of the United States, in good faith,
not to take up arms against the United
States, or to give by aid or otherwise auy!lur au l iliC maiuuer wuit part ot wCer
aid or information to its enemies.
ASHiNGtON, bept. . the rebel out -
posts arc now but live miles distant Irom the!
President's house, and three miles from A r-
At daylight this mornim"
discovered that the rebels had taken posses -
sion at Ball's Cross Roads, and had thrown
r., ,j !,.,. j..., , il,t
riM , ,. . ct.l ..lrmrr n V,t.
XUl'SU iu".uii;iiia uiu uun ifujiuu i.ui ..
.i .,.i.: ,i tT.,f,. ni.nnol
They have four brass howitzers, drawn by
v.. i, !,,. .... ;nn,.,. n, l..
lJl nnw .lmrmm riflfi ..its West of Hun-
..,.. ni.-i cfri.f nm;-'e f-.rnrt n., M.,..-
son's Hill arebusilv engaged drilling. Oc-
casionally shots arc fired from the Hill at
.i i.vjii ;ni.n
Special to the Post: Th rce slaves who.
attempted to desert to the Federal lines have
been shot by the rebels on Munson.s Hill. J
The Baltimore rioters of the 19th of April
are now on trial at lownsends town iiu ,:
but it is difficult to find a verdict of guilty.
The report of the narrow escape of Capt.
Strong, of the 2nd Wisconsin regiment,
from an attack by the rebels, is confirmed.
After he was taken, Capt. Strong shot three
of his captors with his revolver and escaped
The War Department received a dispatch
to-day from Gen. Rosecrans, in camp, Sut
ton, Va.. dated yesterday, from which it is
inferred that all is well with his command.
Caiko, Sept. 7. Large reinforcements
and supplies were sent to Padducab to-day.
The railroad bridge sis miles from Paddu
cah was bnrned to prevent the enemy from
coming in by railroad, lhe town is repor
ted qnfet, though many citizens are leaving.
Gen. C. F. Smith of the regular artnv, ar
rived here from St Louis. He goes direct
to Padducah to take command.
Reliable information received from below
says the rebel force under Polk and Pillow
from six to eight thousand, is at Columbus.
They have heavy cannon, but not mounted.
Thompson with additional torce is encamp
ed opposite in Mo. The force at Columbus
is said to have come from Union City and
New Madrid, aud is poorly clad.
WAsHiKGrow, Sep. 7 The proprietor of
a faro bank was arrested yesterday. It b3
ing reported that a paymaster in the navy,
who is detained here in custody, has been
patronliing his establishment by large ad
vancos, on gambling houses, principally on
a relief iruard of I'cderal troops was tired v-t-v-"-"c '" .
J... UA l,n.l.. nf tlw. otiiM.iv nrv.r ter ". IVOIglll Started. 'I IlC til
Hunter's Chapel, on the Virginia side of ,eft ? Lams have undoubtedly
the Potomac. At sunrise two companies of, tur.e,,l1 b?torc J1'15-.
.. nn , on n.,t niinitnv n,..l ol- L "as issued a genera
U t-lUUUO tlV .JIifc JM b IV ww. ..v. w w
PenwfvlTwU "Aveo," were closed a ani
early hour htf BigfcV" ftwisg the govern-)
ment would interrupter svspend their business-.
Reports frcm various noiats'on the Vir
ginia side of the Potomac wpreseni mai an
was ouietlast nijrht. and ttisMunfos m"
fnrcos nnnr Alexandria found six 6 pouna-
ers buried in the around a short distance
from tho railroad station. They were ta
ken to Fort Ellsworth. x
TAXATION ! TAXATION!!
Tho. great cry of the Sccessionisisjjp;
is "'luxation!" as resulting from il
war against the rebels. As the Rid
Messenger says, very truly, while they on
lioing mis, iuuy uutu nut a worn to S3
agauisi. ucii. i-uia ix. iiu., wuo nave got
rivers, destroying public and private p'
citizens. The truth is, these fellows a
the Capital taken, the Union dissofl
and this free constitutional governmenffof
ours overthrown. If to accomplish rub
perty m his Uouicucracy that has to hiar
the burden of it. If we arc to leave oir
homes in the Union on account of the large
debt that is runuing up, we would like to
he assured that we would fare bettor in
Jell". Davis' kingdom. We havensver
had to pay anytning for our protection!
the Union, but have been loaned with
interest two millions ot dollars, onc-hai
i which is the chief endowment of ou
- . Uion school fund.
The Confederate States have n
loutsides of direct taxation. TIiq
:atc3 say that they have 150,00ft
arms, and Lincoln 20,000.
prnpcity of the States in the
times hal of the Confederate
for cverybill;ir upon
hjnion States wiTTTlave"
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0H tlltt UlUUirCd. CO II WC UCM'
the heaviest taxation, the 0
States is not to be our home
, Lincoln did not begin this business of
. hur armies and makinir war. nor will he I)
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THE LATEST l-'UCS.ll
X. . Knight, Esq., left Fort Scotc at six
o cIock oiiudav .evening, and arrived hi
yesterday. We arc indebted to him tor
liable advices of Col. liane's movements.
Rain's jin.'ti'i force has never hciMi fur:j
advaucCWjian twelve miles cast of lMO-t
S"- bifaJlP'-j -h&wsvyjvhave been within"
mils, and there have been nunierouaH-B
fling collisions. List Wednesday, thoNj
ol co in i n a nih-r commenced a rctreae-KJ..,
direction of Lexington, leaving about a tlj
sand men at a camp twelve miles cast
Lane had about three thousand three vears
men, aud ten or fifteen hundred fourteen d.tvs
mem lie has dismissed a portion of the laf-
i " '' iai camp Lincoln iri.
r"""o' - "' - ... ii
t '" ,Ml X "" uul'l'n w:' :"',, """ " ' :lly
""lay and bunduy, in pursuit of Rains in
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lu,lu,w' oouics, to re-unuo ueiorc pro-
Ji.uiu nua iu luavt; siioruv ai-
WU?!lUU llll. tl
.., ...: ....mil
1 order, de
claring that all under his command wlT?
seize goods, except in accordance
witn proper orders, would be treated as roo'
hers. He said the order would be read tL
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-ill 'he men before crossing the Missouri hul
' anJ. m Jst be. obe3': . ,
Cn Saturday mght. Col. Jcnnison s co
niand brought in 120 cattle, and 100 6li
or "1C Louiiuiss.iry Department. ScveiH
tec,or c,t"tccn " contrabands and a largj
T , "nT T? . ? , ?? ln" i
"Il about O00 head of cattle had been takei
from tbc "bela. Leav. Conservative.
Nearly four hundred men went into ca
yesterday morning near this city. Ami
. them we may mention
Capt, Harrington's company, of Paler!
Capt. iiandolph s company, of Geary.
Capt. Plickingcr's company, of AVathej
(Japt. Campbell s company, of LIwooc
I Col. Leland was in camp with a detal
UJUIlk llUUi lIUji
Judge Lee was elected Major of the
tallion and assumed command. TM
troops are in no particular service, fedcr
or State, but are , mustered to defend tbi
btato from invasion, and in all Dossil
ways benefit and aid the cause of the ITnJn
They are armed with double barrelled sho
guns, and the terrible Sham's riflna t
j We understand that no invasion of Missou
ri is iiiienacu, dui tiie camp is a part of a
. . ..., nuu;U is to war on ttie
border, if occasion mTr-r rKV r
., r ? .
!irmuuHMjs; Women are said to
have stronger attachments than men. It
. uu. OJ. wtiugm oi aitacument is evinc
ed m little tiling,-. A man i3 often attach
ed to an old hat j but did you ever ftnowl
a woman uavmg an attachment for
oonnei: xveno answers never ? I
ifcJ" A WSfcltl Arl:n. - 1 m .
. .. kuui Bucajuag oi a tat il
contemporary, Remarked that if all flesh 1
was grass, newest be a load cf ha?,
suppose I am.fsaid'th ftlPMD &J
v uc piwNMgJtt me.