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BUCIIirVAA A PATBiO'iV
The following patriotic letter from Ex
President Buchanan, was read aa Union
meeting in ilayesville, Chester county,
Pennsylvania, on the 1st instant :
Wheatland, Si ft 28, 13C1.
Dear Sir I have been honored by your
kind invitation, as Chairman of the appro
priate Committee, to attend and address a
Union meeting of the citizens of Chester
and Lancaster counties, to he held at
HayesvMe, on the 1st of October. This
I should gladly aecv-pt. proceeding it does
from a much valued portion of iy old Con
gressional district, but advancing years and
the present state of my health rendur it im
possible. You correctly estimate the deep
interest which I feel, in common with the
eitizens who will theic "be assembled, in
the present.condition of our country. This
is indeed setious, but our lcceiit military
reverse, so far from producing despondency
in the midt of a loyal and powciful people,
will only animate them to more irighty
exertions in sustaining the war which has
become inevitable by tiie assault of the
Confederate States upon Fort Sumter. For
this reason, were it possible, leaving all
other topics, I should confine myself to a
bolenin and earnest appeal to my country
men, and especially those without families,
to volunteer for the war and join the many
thousands of brave volunteers, who are
already in the field. This is the moment
for action fru prompt energetic and united
action, and vol far discussing peace propo
sitions. These, we must know, would be
rejected by the States that have seceded,
unless we should offer to recognize their
independence, which is entirely out of the
Better counsels may hereafter prevail
when those people shall be com inced that
the war is conducted not for their conquest
or subjection, but solely for the purpose of
bringing them back to their original posi
tion in the Union, without impairing in the
slightest degiec, any of their constitutional
rights. Wi'nM, thirefoie, wc shall cor
dially hail their return under our common
glorious fiag, and welcome them as bi others,
yet, until that happy day shall arrive, it
will be our duty to suppoit the President
with all the men and means at the com
mand of the country, in a vigoious and
successful prosecution of the war.
Yours, very icspeetfully,
Resolved, In the language of Senator Douglas,
""Whoever is not prepared to sacrifice party or
ganizations and platforms on the altar of his
country, does noi uwerveuic suppuiLHiiu coun
tenance of honest people," and Unit we this day
declare that we know and will make no other
issue than the one forced upon r.s " Wc must
be either for or against our Government, either
Patriots or Traitor."
Kesolved, That we indorse the resolution
known as the Cnrrnixni x Resolution, which is
as follows: "That in this national emergency,
Consrress, banishing all feeling of mere passion
or resentment, will onhy recollect its duty to the
whole country; that this war is not waged on
our part in any spirit of agression, nor for any
purpose of owi throwing or interfering with the
rights or established institutions of the States,
"but to defend and maintain the supremacy of
the Constitution, and to preserve the Union,
with all the dignity, equality, and rights of the
so v. ral States unimpaired, and that a soon as
these objects are accomplished the war ought to
Resolved, That we indorse the resolution
known as the McClirnm resolution, -which is
as follows: "That this House pledge itself to
vote any amount of money and number of men
which may be necessary to teeure the speedy
and effectual suppression of .said rebellion, and
the permanent ivstor.it ion of the federal author
ity everywhere within the limits and jurisdic
tionof the United States."
Resolved. In the luiguage of the Hon. Jcsi.ru
II01.T, we are "for this Union without condi
tions, one and irdhisible, now and forever for
its preservation at any and every cost of blood
and treasure, against all its assailants, and
against any and every compromise that may be
proposed to be made under the guns of the
Resolved, That this Convention give their
hearty support to the present Administration in
its endeavor to crush out the rebellion now exist
ing in our country.
Resolved, That when the authority of the
Federal Government shall have been rc-ostab
li&hed, and peaceful obedience to the Constitu
tion and Laws prevails, wc shall be ready to
confer and co-operate with all loyal citizens
throughout the Union, in Congress or in Con
vention, for the consideration of all supposed
grievanc s, the redn.53 of all wrongs, and the
protection of every right, yielding ourselves, and
expecting all othtrs to yield to the will of the
people, constitutionally and lawfully expressed.
Resolve-1. That we will not inquire into the
distinction between those men at the South, who
are in open rebellion against the Government,
and 011I3' abk "to be let alone," aud those men
at the Sorth who Iwlieve " the prosecution of
the war should be accompanied with the most
liberal offers of p.ace;" and consequently we
denounce the r solutions passed by the Conven
tion held in Jui.ction City on the third of Sep
tember, li-61, a5 base in tlnrir conception, ruin
ous in their tendency, disgraceful to our district,
and, if canied out.destruetivc of all our inter
ests, and that we will prove by cur votes at the
coming election, that our district repudiates the
resolutions, and the candidates connected with
os:cl,jm: the west
i:it comi ti.
Advices from Washington are that Gen.
Wool, the officer second in Tank in the Uni
ted States army, had been tendered the
commaud. as successor to Fremont, of the
Military Departmentof the West; and that,
after examining " the situation " uere, as
exhibited by olKcial reports at the capital,
Gen. Wool declined to accept, unless iruar-
antced immediate reinforcements, and addi
tional supplies of war material. These
could not be assured to him, and his conse
quent refusal was final. This significant
fact doubtless taught certain high officials a
much needed lesson. Probably they began
to open their eyes upou the actual necessi
ties of the Department and the paucity of
the means conceded 10 Fremont for his im
mense task. Perhaps they thought that
after all, nothing had occuned that should
weaken the cogent reasons that had led to
the selection of Fremont.
3he veteran Wool "was too sagacious to
peril his hard earned fame by trusting it to
the fnadi-nuutc sutmort slufceishlv accorded
to the Western'command. His refisal, with
the reasons for it, is the best vindication
Fremont could have.' The country cannot
fail to mark the emphatic justification and
denuine compliment thus rendered by Gen-
eral Wool to the Commandant of this De
partment. W about that prompt and effi
cient aid-of the government, in men, arms,
equipments, ecc , tor the want ot wuicu it is
piinfuiiy evident tbatFremont has sunereu,
Wool prtuajlycocsjuinajnlit tpdo
more than Fremont. Mo. Democrat.
G.V. KINGSBURY, Editor and Proprietor.
TJiTJIibi?L,"Vr,OCXOI3ER. 21. 1SG1.
"When the citadel of our Country is in flames
-li thr iliflpftthntWnKliinsrtoii and Franklin,
anil their associates, erected, is in flames, it
becomes us, whatever may have been our politi
cal proclivities before, to rise far above all other
considerations, and to keep this citadel from
destruction. uaxikl a. uickixsox.
The word Compromise is now only uttered by
Traitors. So long as rebels have arms in their
hands theiv is nothing to compromise. It si
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-place between sustaining the Gov
ernment and attempting its overthrow. There
is no peace proposition that will suit the cnSc
until the rebellion is first put down Daniel
S. Dick ixs ox.
Tie.3ay, November 5, 1S6I.
Polls open at 8 A.M., and close at 6 P.M.
QUESTIONS TO BE VOTED UrON :
TIIE STATE CAPITAL.
Form of bailor,'
"FOR STATE CAPITAL,"
AMENDMENT TO TIIE CONSTITUTION.
Form of ballot,
"For Amendment of Section 7, Article 1 3."
"Against Amendment of Sec 7, Art. 18."
. , Form of ballot,
"For Banhing Laic:'
u Against Banking Laic."
IJXIO.V state ticket:
GEORGE A CRAWFORD, of Bourbon.
JOSEPH J,. SPEER, of Jefferson.
For Score ti v of State,
JOHN W. ROBINSON, of Riley.
For State Auditor,
JAMES R. MeCLURE, of Davis.
Tor State Treasurer,
HARTWIN R. DUTTON' of Brown.
For Attorney General,
SAMUEL A. STINSOjS7, of Leavenworth.
For Sup't of Public Instruction,
HIRAM D. PRESTON, of Osage.
TO FILL VACANCIES.
For State Treasurer,
HARTWLJ R. DUTTON, of Brown.
For Attorney General,
SAMUEL A. SilNSON, of Leavenworth.
)13 eprcscntn tLvcs5,
J. P. INGER30LL, Wabaunsee County.
A. C. FIERCE. Davis County.'
T. F. 11ERSET, Dickinson County.
WSL STAATZ, or Lvon's Creek":
ISAAC H. LODER, of Clark's' Creek.
E. L. FOSTER, of Ashland.
SAMUEL ORR, of Junction City.
UesitHer of Deeds - '
GEORGE L. MILLER, of Juuction City.
G. "W. KINGSBURY, of Junction City.
JOHN C. KENNETT, of Kenton.
ELIA5 CHURCH, of Humboldt.
JOSEPH BEAVER, of Humboldt.
O A. II. Case, of Topekn, has beennamed by
several of the County Conventions in this Judi
cial District as a suitable person for the position
of District Attorney.
The friends of the Union Cause will hold a
Mass Meeting at Junction City, on Saturday,
October 20. Eminent sneakers "will be in attend
ance, and it is hoped that all loyal men of this
Representative District -will attend.
m m m 9
$3 The Union men of Davis county
had quite an interesting meeting at Ash
land last night. A large number of citi
zens were present, and the affair passed off
pleasantly, and with much enthusiasm
The meetincr was addressed bv" Messrs'
Hersey, Pierce, Orr, Union candidates, and
Dy Mr. Williams, ot Asniana.
f s TIIE SATE TltMtil s
We tbi3" -week reive a place lolthe Stale
liciet, nonlinatedmtTopeka- the Repub
lican State Central Committee. We greatly
deprecate the emergency which in?kes it
necessary for a body of- that kind to make
our nominations. The right of the people
to a voice in the selection of candidates is
too sacred to be easily cast aside, and only
in tbemost'-extreme emergency would we
overlook it. The ticket is a good one,
composed of true and tried men, loyal to
the core, and all' of them warmly enlisted
in the cause of our government. Our
esteemed citizen, Captain McClure, appears
as the candidate for Auditor, and we know
of no one better qualified to filj,thc posi
tion. HOW THE TRAITORS
On Monday last the semi-secessionists
had a gathering at Ashland, or rather had
a fizzleV The Union newspaper was " buz
zarded" by that renegade, Montague, who
aspires to a seat in the Legislature this
winter, and who, if report is correct, is as
base a traitor as lives. Judge Robert Rey
nolds entertained the crowd (consisting of
a portion of the candidates on the seccsh
ticket,) with a catalogue of personal slander
directed against roost every candidate on
the Union ticket.
It appears to be the plan of these Demo
crats to lie, slander, and villify their oppo
nents. We have never heard of one of
their trumpets doing aught else. The real
question at issue sustaining the govern
ment or attempting its overthrow, is avoid
ed, and their whole time is occupied in
telling vile, dastardly, cowardly lies about
the Union candidates. There is no end to
the volume of billingsgate and nlthy -slander
circulated through the county concern
inc the ptivate character of Union men.
Were one-quarter true, we should believe
the gibbet almost too good for them. How
beings having the semblance of men can
descend to such utter baseness, is past our
comprehension. If their chances of success
have become so hopeless a3 to require the
sacrifice of truth, honor, and every princi
ple possessed by humanity, then wc indeed
pity them, and blush to own thatrthe human
family is pestered withsuch vile miscreants.
We acknowledge our inability to fight
with such weapons. If the glorious cause
in which the Uuion party is enlisted will
not insure its success, then let treason cou
quer. Wo cannot believe the citizens of
Davis will indorse such action, or be gulled
by the false and pernicious charges made
against our ticket.
"KSIGHTS OF TIIE
On our first page will be found an ac
count of a seizure of a " Castle" of the
Knights of the Golden Circle," together
with the records, and t.n exposition by a
member of the horrid oaths' which bind
them together. This infamous order, the
sworn friend of Jeffersou Davis, and the
rebellion, is largely on the increase in the
loyal States. No doubt a large majority
of the " Compromise men" in the North
are connected withthis diabolical and fiend
ish assciation. Even Kansas has not es
caped the curse, and we hear from quite
respectable authority that our own vicinity
is infested with a gang of these vile mon
sters. Let the loyal people keep a sharp
look-out, and mark those who appear dis
affected, and disposed to find fault with the
conduct of the war, and the Administra
tion, for it is among such men that these
miscreant " Knights" will be found. We
commend the article in question to our
readers, for information respecting the dev
ilish designs of the order.
To the Voters. We this week present
the entire ticket to be voted at the coming
election. As wc find our people so unani
mous for Topeka for Capital, we are con
strained to give it a place on .the ticket, I
The Banking Law is to be ratined or re
jected, and an amendment to the Constitu
tion is proposed. For District Attorney,
A. H. Case has been warmly recommended
as well fitted for the position. Other can
didates are in the field L. McArthur is
one, a lawyer of good repute, and doubtless
qualified for the office. Ths State ticket
we believe will be generally acceptable.
Have wb a Lunatic Among Us?
The last number, of tha. Frontier eclipses
all former issues of that sheet -in brainless
twaddle. Umistakable evidences have long
been observable in the columns of that
sheet, that the conductors were jton comjtus
mentus. and the last issue corroborates jmr
suspicion, and convinces us that Reason has
not only " tottered on it3 throne," bat has
actually tumbled " kerslap" into the abyss
of lunacy, and left Messrs. Editors a pack
of ravine maniacs. We need only refer the
intelligent citizen to the leading. article in
their last issue to convince the most Bkep
ticai tnat it is a umcntaDic iact.
- -r THE VJVION MEETISGS.- -
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r Pursuant tolprcvious notice, the Union
men of this district met at., Wilson's Hall
on Saturday last, for the purpose of express-in"-
their views upon the great question of
the day. Samuel Orr was chosen chairman,
and S. M. Strickler, Secretary. The meet
ing was well attended, and the proper en
thusiasm manifested for the' occasion. Ex-
Icellent-speeches were3madc by Messrs,
Pierce, Kersey, Downer and others. X pa
triotic letter was received and read from Capt.
McClure. Good feeling prevailed, of course,
and in closing, three lusty cheers were given
for the Union,
Another meeting will be held this com
ing Saturday. It is expected that excellent
speakers will bo in attendance from differ
ent parts of the State. Let our Union men,
all of them, turn out and show our visitors
that we are alive to the great question of
sustaining our glorious government. Don't
IN A "PillX."
The Frontier has at last got itself into
a miserable predicament, the natural result
of its being controlled by so many county
clerks, land agents and pettifoggers. Last
week, one of its editors assailed the Union
party most bitterly, charging that it was
nothing more than the Republican party
under another name, to prove which he
cites the action of the Republican Central
Committee at Topeka, condemning it in the
In a separate column, another editor in
sists on an endorsement of the proceedings
of that Committee, and runs up to the mast
head the State ticket nominated by that
Of course this is all right. It is, at
least, perfectly consistent with the past his
tory of the Frontier. Where so many are
employed there must be a contrariety of
opinions, and wo arc not prepnred to say
that one man has not as much right to his
opinions as " any other man." We imag
ine a diminutive Babylon existed in that vi
cinity about the time the ticket editor in
sisted on his right. We'll wager that his
head is correctly located, whoever he may be.
LETTER FROM CAPT.M'CLURE.
The following patriotic letter was re
ceived from Captain J. R. McClure by the
Union Mass Convention, assembled in this
city last Saturday :
Junction, Kansas, Oct, 1, 18G1.
Meant. SlricMer, Fierce, and King&ury,
Gentlemen : Your favor of yesterday,
refruestinff me to address ia Union Mass
Convention to be holden at Junction City
on this, the 19th inst., has been received.
In my present condition of health it is
impossible to comply with your polite invi
I will take this occasion to cspress to
you my earnest solicitude for the succoss of
the great struggle in wuicli tuc loyai people
of our country are now enaaced. It is only
by the preservation or our Union that wc
can hope to enjoy the substantial blessings
conferred upon us by a wise and free gov-
eminent. To sustain our government in
the present crisis, and to put down the
wicked rebellion which threatens to destroy
our institutions, is the first duty of every
irood and Datriotic citizen. Former politi
cal differences should not at this moment
distract our people this uo time to discuss
raiuor issues there is but one great ques
tion which should engage our attention.
This war was forced upon us; we were
slow to meet it. It was only after every
other alternative had been resorted to that
out Government at last was compelled in
self-defence to take up arms. In this war
there are but two parties loyal patriots
and traitors. Every American citizen must
be on the one side or the other. We can
not stop to compare our political opinions ;
it is no time to inquire the cause which has
brought about the war. Nor is there any
neutral ground upon which wo can take
refuge, but wo are compelled to throw our
influence and our sympathies either in favor
of our country or against it. We can make
no compromise, or offer no terms of peace,
unless by the sacrifice of our Union, and at
the price of our national honor. I hope we
may be spared the degrading spectacle of
laying down our arms, and asking mercy
at tle hands of rebels better that we per
ish with our country. If peace is restored
to our distracted nation, it can only be when
the traitors who have begun this unholy,
war, and who are attempting to destroy the
Government which has protected and sus
tained them, return to their allegiance.
Until then there can be no peace until the
"God of Battles" decides in favor of the
I am, gentlemen, your obedient servant,
6 J. It. McCLURE.
IOar intelligent neighbor of the
Frontier has made an important discovery.
In his tirade against the Union party last
week, he announces Mr. A. C. Wilder as
the editor, of the Leavenworth Coneervative.
Mr. A. C. will, doubtless, feel much elated
over 'his advent into the fraternity. The
Frontier has a mode- of-procuring informa
tion peculiar to itself. Wonder if the
Council Grove mail carrier, now. with the
rebels in Arkansas together with .some old
Democratic resideats of Davis county, has
nof been furnbhisg something for that
TO E FRONTIER .ABROAD.
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"VOFrom thallast number of the Tonekt;
Tribune we take'- the following extract.
It serves to show in what light our neigh
bor is looked upon by the press of Kansas :
No Half-Wav Home. The Vnion aod
Frontier newspapers, at Junction City, are
having quite a warm time, by way of va
riety, -the trouble, it seems, growing out of
a charge by the Union that the Frontier
editor was a traitor, and in the habit of
promulgating traitorous sentiments. We
trust that some good may come of the dis
cussion, notwithstanding it may have been
called up more with a view of influencing
the approaching election than anything else.
Both editors are candidates for office, and
respectively run on opposition tickets. We
should be glad to see the Frontier change
its course somewhat. Its extreme sensi
tiveness on the slavery question argues
badly, and the solicitude it manifests for
the il rights" of rebels in arms against tlic
Government is rather out of place, consid
ering circumstances, . Let rebels take care
of themselves, neighbor. If an enemy
stood with drawn blade, ready to sever your
windpipe at a single thrust, we hardly think
you would be over fastideous in the matter
of hurting him and shedding his blood.
No; the issue would be, fight or submit.
If he has rights, let him look after them
himself; it's quite clear they have no claims
upon you. 2sroic ice would not be so un
charitable as to call you a Traitor, BUT
IF WE HAD NO BKTTER PATRIOTS
TO STAND BY TIIE FLAG, WE
WOULD HAVE LONG ERG THIS
BEEN THE CROUCHING VASSALS
OF A PROSCRIPTIVE AND LORDLY
SOUTH. There can bo no reserve; there
is no middle ground. Your influence, di
rector indirectly, must go to promote the
the interests of one side or the other, for or
against the Government. Arc you sure
your position is not one to encourage the
rebels, and to discourage men on our own
sit'e ? Do you not exert an influeuce which
rcOels understand to bo favorable to grant
ing their claims to independence favorable
to tbeir being allowed to " depart in peace"
and while they have their bloody fingers
upon the throttle of our Government, favor
able to their sinking the knife to the vital
flow? Is not your position that of the
soldier who goes out to battle for our flag,
yet who stands back in tho rear and clamors
for the " rights" of the enemy ? He regrets
that the war against the enemy caunot be
carried on with a better feeling mere in a
spirit of love he loads and fires blank
cartridges, shouts that he is in favor of a
"vigorous prosecution of the war, yet
creates anything but unity of sentiment
and concert of action by his counsels aud
influence, and by his actions, which speak
louder than words, aaya to those in advance
of him, " Boys, I think wc had better lay
down our arms, and, let them depart in
peace' which, if logically translated, means,
let them ride over us rough shod, let them
transfer their government to Washington,
and by aid of the spiritless, liliputian ele
ment at the North, garrisnn their soldiery
in every city and town. This is the legiti
mate tendency of the "depart in peace"
doctrine, which many weak kneed brothers
advocate indirectly, if ot in so many words.
Editor Union In the last issue of that
treasonable bheet, the Frontier, I notice a
scurrilous, conglomerated article, the pro
duction of a "love-cracked," soft-headed
lunatic, who indirectly charges me with
being the authbr of sundry communications
in your paper, kc. Were I disposed, 1
might enlighten the Traitors as to who the
author is, but as there seems to be .1 differ
ence of opinion among the corps editorial,
I propose letting them " sweat it out."
He says Smoky Hill keeps a psycolo
rrical boardiny house. &c. Not wishing to
have words with this hutnbusr of a would-
bo editor knowing that he undertook to
impose upon the people of a certain State
as beimr a Professor of PsvcoIocV, JIes
mcrism, Anatomy, Physiology, Slight of
Hand. Fortune-telling, iUillensm, &c, (tne
name of which the fool hasn't forgot,) until
he was arrested and safely lodged in a
Lunatic Asvlura. fwhere he oucht to be
now,) I will state the facts briefly. Not
content with his attempted abuse towards
me, he pitches into the citizens generally,
and the Committee in particular who had
the management of the supper for our vol
unteers. He says, " The supper was gotten
up by all the families in town, free gratis
to all. but some how or other some of the
parties tsollected one dollar at the door
twice the sum charged at a similar one given
to our citizens at the City Hotel' &c.
Liar! let u see how your tale will bear
criticism. I propose giving a list of those
families who furnished material and victuals,
also tbe names of those who paid cash.
Those helped provide for the supper were
Schmidt, Odlin, Mrs. Stephens, Cobb, Fox,
Mitchell, Mackey, Hoag, MeFarland, Gil
bert, Westover, Brown, Eaverly, Clark,
John Miller, and myself. Those paid cash
at the door of the ball-room were J. T.
Price, Wm. Beckers, W. K. Bartlett,
McGurdy, Mobley, Hall, Seymour, and
Fletcher, one dollar each. The next morn
ing tbe following persons paid : G. L. Mil
ler, $2.50; W. K. Bartlett, 82; S. M.
Strickhr, S3; Marvin, 32; M. Becker, 81;
Kingsbury, S3; Martin, 82; Weston, 2;
Ransohoff, $1 ; Creech, (two tickets,) 82 ;
Morris, -fl; Drew, 82; Pierce, 2; mak
ing a total of 833.50. The amount of
cash paid by " Committee, exclusive of
victuals, &c, furnished by families, was,
oysters, crackers, &c., 820.75; butter,
$4.50; sugar, 86; music, 88; making
839.25. Twill here state for the benefit
of those youag men who egreed to pay
when they were admitted, but who since
have refused, (one of whom is vour bosom
'friend, Alphabet Stevenson,) thai if the
Committee bear any more of their lies about
having paid, their names will bo given to
As you seemto be the oracle of the City
Hotel, I will simply say for your benefit,
that the proprietor of that house was not
only asked to contribute to the 3upper, but
invited to attend, neither of which was
done. I beliere every family ia town,
including those on the Addition, were asked
to contribute; and when you say that cer
tain parties made a nice thing of it, that
some of the' volunteers were required to
pay, &c, you LIE knowinglv and wilfully.
Again, you soy that some of'the volunteers
spoke of the supper as a bare-faced insult
To this I am authorized by the volunteers
to sav, that you are not only a LlR but
a DECEITFUL VILLAIN. And again
you falsify when you say you and soma
others were ruled out, Tbe invitation was
general to. the loyal peoplo of the town
to contribute or attend.
It is a characteristic trait among your
clique to offer largely when you know your
offer would be rejected. You boastingly say,
after the boys had left, that you would givo
ten dollars in cash, as your share of the
expenses, toward getting up a "decent"
supper When the volunteers left last
spring, some of these same very liberal
people you so endeavor to exalt by your
liing, refused to help pay for flag presented
to the company, and consequently two man
done all the paying.
I will here take occasion to deny in toto
the many faslehoods that are being circu
lated over the county by certain traitors
associates of horse thieves, gamblers, and
knives, to the effect that I have formerly
abused the German citizens, by calling them
'damned Dutch," "people who want to
rule," ko. The man who made these
charges is not only a LIAR, but a COW
VRD. SAMUEIi OKR.
KiR, UORDO.V DECLINES.
Riley City, Kansas, Oct. 21, 1SGI.
Editor Union r
Dear Sir You will please censa pub
lishing mv name as a candidate for tho
office of Countv Clerk of Davis county.
I did not ask for a nomination by either
convention of this county, and expected
none. In politics, I am as firm a Democrat
as I ever was, and am in favor of the Union
and of executing the laws of the United
States in every State at all hazjrds; and I
believe it to be the duty ot every good
citizen to sustain his Government, let tho
sacrifice be what it may. I hold that tho
Democracy of 1SG1 should be the same as
1832, when Jackson issued his proclama
tion in regard to South Carolina. Aud I
believe that the Democracy of the loyal
States are as true to the Union as ever. 1
cannot doubt their loyalty. In my opinion,
as soon as a man who claims to be a DamO;
crat commits any act for the purpose of
destroying this Government, under tho
present circumstance, ceases to be a demo
In regard (0 ihe tickets now before tho
neonlc of this county, to say that either id
comDOscd of such men as I cau consistently
support as a whole, would be adimuing mom
than l am lncltiietl to do.
Your in the Union, under the Constitu
lion and Laws of the United States.
G. F. GORDON.
At a mass meeting of the Uniun nvn of
Davis county and vicinity, at JunctionCity,
Sam. Orr was chosen chairman aud S. M.
Tho object of the meeting was stiicd by
the chair in a clear and concise manner. A
letter, from Capt. J, R. McClure, (in an
swer to an invitaiion to address the meet
intr,) was then read, and loudly encored
Mr.'llersey took the floor, and made a few
telling hits on the so called Democrats.
Where was the xVrkansas traitor ? He ough
to be present at the Union meetings.
A. C. Pierce wa3 next in order. He
made an excellent speech which wa3 well
received. Maj. Downer was then called
upon, and came forward in a manner that
showed his good intentions. He handled
the secessionists pretty severely, and exhib
ited very little respect for the weak kneed
gentry of the opposition party. He made
a masterly appeal in behalf of the Union
ticket, showing that its defeat would bring
scorn and infamy upon the people of Davis
county. The Major " thumped " the Inde
pendent candidates pretty iard, showing
that their course only tended to elect the
semi-secession ticket, and they, therefore,
were guilty of treason, by furnishing aid to
the enemies of the Union. He was loudly
Other gentlemen spoke, and several good
hits were made. After ordering the pro
ceedings published, and tendering a vote of
thanks to CaDt. McClure, the meeting ad
journed with three rousing cheera for the
Union. SAM. UKK, Ub'n.
S. M. Strickler, Sec'y
SST From S. F. Snyder. Esq., of Wash
ington county, Kansas, we learn that a band
of desperadoes, in Nebraska, 400 in num
ber, stole 120 horses oat of Richardson
county, Nebraska, last week. Xbe next
day the citizens, to the number of sixty,
armed and equipped, followed on horseback,
and coming upon them unawares, were sur
rounded by the outlaws, and compelled to
relinquish their arms, equipments, horses,
and even their coats, vests and boots were
taken from them. How Ion? will sneb des
peradoes be allowed to run at large in our
J3T It was rusBored in Rolla on the' 14,
that a battle had taken place near Shanghai.
in Soathern Missouri, between the Kaasas
troops under Montgomery and Jennison, and
the rebels, in which tbe Union forces were
victorious. It is not generally credited.