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Janction, Kansas, May 16, 1863.
The 2d Colorado, Col. Leavenworth, are
ipectedhere daily, on their way East.
3J Fred. F. Marvin, has been appointed Dep
uty County Assessor, by Mr. Haloney. Fred.
will do the task well
AsTttore. v"e saw three of these things the
other day, within a few miles of town. Those
English sportsmen onght to come up here and
make Junction their base of supplies.
ET Captain Reed, of I company, Ninth Regi
ment, is now Commandant 6f Fort Riley. We
learn him to be a strict disciplinarian, and hope
to see evidences of it
ETWeare devoting all oar leisure moments
to getting up an obituary of Philos. We have
no tidings of him except an occasional Sunday
Rain. Last Sunday night and all day Mon
day, this settlement was almost deluged, consid'
ering this a dry couurry. The ground wont
hold any more water.
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By Wiley is receiving and opening a large
stock of summer goods of every description. His
goods are all from the noted houses of Fairchild,
King & Co., and X. McCracken.
&7 So great was the excitement raised by the
reported capture of Richmond in this place, that
the awful tragedy of last Tuesday night scarcely
caused a ripple upon the surface of things.
O" " H " Company, of the 2d Infantry, U. S.
A., passed through town Friday morning, on
their way from Fort Larned to Leavenworth.
The soldierly manner in which they marched
through town, reflects much credit upon their
.c3mander, Lieut. West.
Minerals ov the Smoky Hill. Capt. Carpen
ter has lately been on a prospecting tour up this
valley as far as Cedar Bluffs. He says that no
country in the world compares with it in a min
eral point of view. He says he has found cop
per, tin, iron, and coal.
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ET Santa Fe passengers for the East will bear
in mind that they strike the railroad one day
sooner at Leavenworth than at Kansas City.
The way to sife this time is to leave the old
Santa Fe road at Fort Larned, and come via the
Smoky Hill valley. If the Kansas Stage Com
pany were to advertise this fact in Santa Fe, the
outlay would return tenfold.
0"An enlargement mania sc-msto have taken
hold of the Leavenworth dailies. The Times
now comes out a large seven column paper, and
promises to add still another column. The
Times has been the slowest, but it seems it "will
"be out ahead yet. Think of a seven column
and two eight column dailes in a town of twelve
or fifteen thousand. It Is indicative of unprece
Left Us. Company C, 9th Kansas, left Fort
Riley on Friday, the Sth iust., having garris
oned that post for nearly a year. We part
with, many warm friends in this company, and
among them we may mention Orderly Sergeant
B. D. FAL3IEK, who has filled his position with
credit and done much tow ards keeping his men
wder proper discipline. Wc understand that
-io has been named for promotion.
Mail Robbed. The coach on the old Santa Fe
Road was robbed at Black Jack, near tho border
of Missouri, on Saturday the 9th, by a party of
bushwhackers. The Stage Company lost several
horses, and the passengers about four thousand
-dollars. It is preposterous to expect to travel
with safety through a disloyal country. There
is nothing on the Smoky Hill Route to jeopardize
a person's safety ; the other route is infested
with rebels and bushwhackers.
O Every farmer in Kansas should have the
"Kansas Farmer" in his household. It is a
monthly periodical, published by the State Ag
ricultural Society, for the trifling sum of fifty
cents a year. It contains 32 pages of original
matter, edited by F. G. Adams, and published at
Topeka. It is valuable, inasmuch as it gathers
together the experience of our own farmers, form
ing a mass of instruction.
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Peisoxebs A squad of ten prisoners was
brought into Fort Riley last Sunday, supposed
to belong to the guerrilla bands that have been
giving so much trouble of late. They were cap
tured some distance west of Council Grove, by
the United States Marshal. They undoubtedly
' belonged to the party that afterwards robbed the
mail and sacked Auburn. We have the 6tory
that Yeager and Anderson were in tho crowd,
bat owing to the ''strategy " of one of the Mar
shal's pickets, were some distance off by day
light. A man rode up, the picket inquired who
be was, to which he replied that he was a wag-
"Vamaster. In the course of conversation the
picket told him who he was, what they were
after, and how many they supposed were in the
party they were after. An innocent youth ! Four
of the men arrested claim to be Pike's Peakers,
and that they fell into company with these men
accidentally. Upon giving satisfactory evidence
to this effect they were discharged.
&OBGO, OR THE NoRTHEKX SUOAR PtAST. We
have received, by the favor of the United States
..Express Company, from, Applegate 4 Covn
'excellent treatise on the culture of ihisproduct.
It is written by Isaac A. Hedges, who has qual
ified himself to the task by a close application to
a study of the plant, from its first introduction,
and is justly the pioneer investigator of the
Northern Cane enterprise. Sorgho is fast becom
ing one of our principal staples, and already is
the country not only abundantly supplied with
a syrup for its own consumption, but a surplus
is no- flowing into the cities and towns, and
clamoring for recognition as an article of com
aerce. The work before as treats-of the Chi
nes and African Cases, the varieties of seeds
and their preservation, soils and seasons of
planting, the cultivation of the cane, cutting and
handling, and all the stages of the process of
making sugar and molasses. It is" am lnstrBcnve
book, and should beja the hands of etj 'tu-
mer. Price, in cloth binding, 75 ct; piper
biHidingr50 cenU-gent'by :mailpotwt P-
pd4,on receipt f Pe.JLddH,JApjilifaU
Co-, rnbluhen, 43-Main9tiCiaeuuMtt.
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EIGHTFUL TE AGED Y!
The Culprit Outs His own Throat ! !
UNPARALLELLED DEPRAVITY J
We are seldom called upon to record a case of
such fiendishness, brutality, and unparallelled
depravity. Our heart sickens as we dwell upon
the inhuman butchery, 'and the total absence of
all the ordinary feelings of even the brute crea
tion. One of the loveliest spots of our own beau
tiful prairies, has been darkened as with the
curse of God, and our annals blackened by
" man's inhumanity to man" as has seldom been
witnessed. On Tuesday evening, May 12th, a
terrible tragedy was enacted on the south side of
the Smoky Hill, some three miles from Junction.
A bare recital of the facts will make the blood
run cold, and convince the most skeptical of the
innate depravity of man.
Two brothers, Paul and Henry Kramer, living
a few miles from town, recently received a visit
from their father, who came direct from Germany.
It was his design to return thence in a few weeks
Henry,' the younger, wished to accompany him,
and having quite an amount due him from Paul,
on account of hire and loaned money, he urged
a settlement. As we are informed, Paul showed
no disposition to liquidate the debt, which en
gendered ill-feeling, and resulted so fearfully.
All day Tuesday Henry waB unusually morose
and sullen. About dusk, as the family were
eating supper, he6tood pouting at the outer door,
when the old man endeavored to get him to
his meal. But the devil was in him, and all
persuasion fruitless. From thence he -went into
a back room, picked up a revolver, walked up
to within five or six feetof Paul, and deliberately
aimed and fired at his head, the ball passing
through the neck, slightly touching the wind
pipe. Paul, not aware of his wound, rushed
into the next room and seized a shot gun, but in
leaning over, the blood gushed from his mouth.
His wife ran to his assistance, and putting her
arms about him, led him off in the direction of
their nearest neighbors. When but a short dis
tance from the house, Henry again made his
appearance, and with a calm and determined
purpose, fired four shots after them, but owing
to the darkness they did not take effect. Henry
made threats to burn the house, and before leav
ing, Mrs. Kramer destroyed all the matches and
extinguished th6 fire.
From this on, we are dependent upon the old
man's story. Henry returned to the house and
swallowed some strychnine, and after wandering
about a short time started for the river, with the
intention, as the old man says, of drowning him
self. But this is dubious his evident intention
was to escape to the Government timber. The
stream being somewhat swollen, and the fact
that he returned to the house, all wet. except his
head and hat. renders this more plausible.
About eleven o'clock, Sheriff Callen, accompanied
by Mr. Whitehair, appeared at the door and de
manded admittance. For some time the old man
refused, but upon the Sheriff's threatening to
break it in, it was opened. During the parley
for admittance, the Sheriff's attention was at
tracted to an unusual noise at one corner of the
house, which doubtless were efforts of the crim
inal to escape. The officer entered, but no lights
could be found, and in tins c itical situation
an armed culpritin the same room, maddened
by the slimness of his chances he was compelled
to strike a light by means of powder and the
flash of his revolver. Obtaining a light, they
proceeded to search the house, and upon going
up stairs, a horrible sight met their gaze. Upon
a bed, stretched at full length, and in a position
as if laid out by the hand's of kind friends, lay
the criminal, weltering in his own blood, a
frightful, and withal a most scientific, gash
across his throat 1 His appearance, surgical skill,
and the fact that the razor, with which he com
mitted the deed, was carefully laid awayr"upon
a rafter above his head, proves it to be one of
the most deliberately performed self-murders on
record. He lay upon his back, his hands upon
his breast, his lips extended, his eyes partly
closed, of a glisteringly glassy appearance, and
his clothes soaking wet. When the Sheriff ap
proached him, life was extinct but his body still
warm, and the blood, which had flowed in pro
fuse quantities, covering his body and bed and
forming a large pool on the floor, Btill steaming !
The impossibibility of escape, doubtless, drove
him to this fearful end. His character for un
provoked brutality to beasts, and the circum
stances of this affair, satisfies us that Remorse
never touched his heart, and was not an influ
encing motive in ending this tragedy. He was
a young man, not over twenty-two.
Wo are loth to repeat thVworst feature of this
terrible affair. The father of these boys, a man
probably sixty years of age, when ho first saw
the awful condition of his son, exhibited no
more emotion than if he had been attending
a general hog bofekeringbtfon the contrary
went to bed and slept as bappify and contentedly
as if peace had reigned undisturbed in his bouse
hold, and brotherly love had characterized the
transactions of that day !
Too much praise cannot be awarded Sheriff
Callen for the prompt and determined manner
in which he sought the criminal. A man of
ordinary nerve would never enter a strange house
wherein was an armed desperado, and having
to spend fifteen or tweaty-miuutes in getting al
light, without any knowledge all this time of
what the culprit was doing.
If otkx. Notice is hereby given th'at thellast
Friday and Saturday in this month will be the
last days for road work in this District, and all
persons liable to pay road tax in said District
are hereby 'notified to meet at Bartlett's Ferry
across the Smoky Hill, on the morning of the
29th olMay, ViUr implements. pnparcd to work
the roads. Any one failing to work out their,
road tax on said days will have to pay the
amount in cash." By-order of the Township
Trustee. A. W. Callxx,
. . , Overseer. Road District. Jfy.JL.
FRUIT TREES FOR SALE.
r he subscriber has e-feand FIFTY THOUS-
AND APPLE TREES, or WILL-8KLCCTID
varieties, as wall as aoaautitv af Paaeh.Locast
4c., &c , which W offers cfcp-fsr eaafc, er
wiu ucuoge wr cows, yoaag ateek or grata,
MX wwatUpricaV T HUtAMiBlt; ,
AftUud Nursery, Davis Co., Kama. aMly-
.WATSOK &JUKBHART, '
No. 12J-I4 Delaware Street,
LEAVEN WORTH, KANSAS.
and complete assortment of
Foreign and Domestic
BOOTS AND SHOES,
HATS, CAPS, CARPETS,
Oil Cloths & Mattings.
WINDOW DAMASKS, WHITE
OIL SHADES, BUFF,
GREEN & BLUE WINDOW HOL
LAND AND PAPER.
Curtain Fixtures, Cornices,
Curtain Bands, Hooks,
Retailers who with to buy Goods at BOTTOM
PRICES, will do well to call and examine our
Stock. f-REMEMBER THE PLACE:
No. 13, Delaware street,
WATSON & RINEHART.
AE SOLICITED TO CALL AT
50 Delaware Street,
to select their Goods out of a very large stock of
BOOTS, SHOES, HATS AND
CAPS & NOTIONS !
CANNOT HELP PURCHASING
C. W. THOMAS & Co.,
Late R. C. Brant Jr Co.
W. A. ROSE. W. JXTHOMPSON.
W, A. ROSE & Co.,
45 Delaioare Street,
W holesale-amd Retail Dealers in
Will STATIOIERY. llfK
AND PAPER !
Of all kinds used in the State.
Muiic Books and Sheet Music!
BLANK BOOKS, WALL PAPER,
Flatcap, Foolscap, Letter
and Note Papers;
iPIOTURES 4- FRAMES, CURTAINS
" ; AND FIXTURES. - ,
We would call the particular attention of Mer
chants, and Printers to our extensive Stock,
whiclTembraces nearly every article usually
kept in a Book and Stationary House. Our
facilities for supplying the trade are unsur
passed. OBDERS r3Y MAIL PROMPTLY
Chlckering & Sons'
W. A. ROSE k Go.
HATE THE AGENCY FOR THE SALE
of these and other Celebrated Pianos.
Erery Piano Fallr Warranted !
DETTGS,MEDICIIfES k CHEMICALS.
, Faintg. Oils and, varmghes,
GLASS, PUTTY, &c.
Iure Wines & Ijiqiiors,
FOR MEDICINAL, PURPOSES.
DYJs WOODS & DYE STUFFS GENERALLY.
- Jtinction City Kansas.
y EDICINES WARRANTED GENUINE,
LtII aid fthelbest quality. 'Customers will
find my stock complete, comprising many arti
clesiit is impossible here to enumerate, and all
sold at moderate prices. , . b!8
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RECTIFYER "j- WHOLESALE DEALER
In DomtiUc and Fartigm
Wines & Liquors,
-Etci, Etc ;;r ,
32 DELAWARE STREET, 1
Bikeem Etcsmi mud TAiri,
acrAvliVv m vira a w tm ax a
JUST RECEIVED !
STIEETER & SM Ul.
TAKE PLEASURE IN INFORMING
THE CITIZENS OF
That Thy art now Receiving
AND OPENING A NEW AND WELL
SELECTED STOCK OF
Hate and Caps,
ALL OF WHICH
WE WILL SELL AT THE
L 0 VEST POSSIBLE
IN OUR STOCK WILL CONSTANTLY
MENS W0MEMS MISSES', AND
BOOTS AND SHOES,
FOE MEN AND BOYS,
TO OUR STOCK OP
the. attention of the Ladies is partic
WE BOUGHT OUR GOODS TO SELL
AND SHALL BE CONTENT WITH
TUT SHALL flBFlTS
UNTIL GOODS DECLINE TO OLD
and ask an examination, of our stock.
trouble to show Goods, and no one is ex
pected to buy whilst' examining unless per
fectly suited. .
WE HAVE DETERMINED TO SELL
AND AT THE '
,s9jys vs A TKLAh
' -STRiSETER i STRICKLES.,
JmmclieVjGity, l3.i, i
;s;A.yE -YOUtt monsx!
BAIIELS, MiUIimi t Ci.
-A. and BEST assortment of
DRT GOODS, DRESS GOODS, FANCY
NOTIONS, BOOTS, SHOES, HATS,
CAPS, CLOTHING, CARPETS,
Jr, .Jr., e, &c.
that was ever brought to this market, and they
At prices that DEFT COMPETITION. It is
idle to attempt to enumerate all'tae various
articles comprising their extensive stock. It
is sufficient to say that they havo
Every Thing You Want!
In the above line of Goods, in the greatest
variety, of the latest styles, and of the best
materials, which they offer at
They Purchased Largely
BEFORE the LATE HEAVY ADVANCES
IN THE EASTERN MARKETS,
and are enabled to sell
X- O "W
New York Prices.
And will give their customers tho BENEFIT
OF THEIR EARLY PURCHASES.
CALL AND SEE FOR YOTJR
SELVES! THE 608DS MIST BE SBLB !
DO NOT FORGET THE NUMBER,
Wo. 52 Delaware Street,
North side, between 2d & 3d,
BOOT & SHOE
44 DELAWARE STREET,
In Prices !
- .. ArCOHEN,
vnrnoLESALE dealer in
AND ALLKINDS OF
Gents' Furnishing Goods,
HATS, CAPS, INDIA BUBBER GOODS,
NO 21 DELAWARE STREET, -
Three Doors below Scott, Kerr Ck&Jlank.
Drv Goods, Groceries,
SIAffiSW ASS -&SFS.IM2S3
SASH, GLASS.BOOTS & SHOES.
aad eTerythiag fpaad ia a country store, which
VwittBeU . U S - 2 J
DS'BEDEEMED atttoBANRING HOUSE
INEIASSORTIIWIT OF COAi?ILi-l!fIN?
A. XaMtMJMCITTDEU(JSTORf- iV
'AND- - -
To the Ukrchants of
KANSAS. COLORADO. AND NORTH
We ara now openin , direct from the manufac
turers, A LARGE STOCK OF
ON MAIN STREET, BETWEEN SHAW
NEE AND DELAWARE,
(Old Stondof Lucas 4 Donaghy.)
We would call the attention of all to oar Mam
moth Stock before tnakin purchases elsewhere.
In our stock will bo found all rades of
BR0W1T SHEETINGS. DENIMS,
and the latest and most desirable styles of
PBINTo, Delaines & LAtfNS.
A very extensive stock of
All of which ice offer at
TJnprecedentad Low Pricas
WE WlXfTSoT RETAIL,
hence ofivr to dealers the benefit acoruing from
THOMPSON, WOODRUFF & Co
Mam Street, bet. Shawnco and Delawars,
Notice is hereby given that by virtue of, and
to satisfy, an Order of Sale, issued out of tho
3d Judicial District Court for Davis county and
others attached thereto for Judicial purposes,
in the State of Kansas, in favor of Wn. H.
Mackey and against Dewitt C. Stevenson, and
to me directed and delivered, I will offer for
sale at public auction, at the door of the Court
House in Junction City, within the county of
Davis aforesaid, on the 18th day of June, A.
D., 18G3, at 1 o'clock, P. M., of said day, all
the right, title, interest and claim of the said
Dewitt C. Stevenson in and to the following
described Eeal Estate, lo-wit: Lot 17 in block
11, lot 13 in block 30, lot 14 in block 63, lot 8
in block 70, and lot 11 in block 8, in the city
of Junction, Davis county Kansas.
Given under my hand this the 9th day of
May, A. D. 1863. A. W. CALLEN,
n26-7tpf$8. Sheriff of Davis Co.
ON THE 23d DAY OF AUGUST, 1850, 1
pre-empted, at tho Land Office at Ogden,
Kansas, the south half of north-east quarter
and lots Nos. one and two of section two, town
ship eleven, Bouth, range six, cast, containing
162 40-100 acres, by locating thereon Military
Bounty Xand Warrant, act 1855. No. 40,674,
and receivine from the Register duplicate cer
tificate of location, ro. 73U, whicn ceitincate i
have mislaid or lost. Notice is hereby given
that I have never sold or disposed of said du
plicate. No. 730, nor the tract of land for which
iCcalls, and that I am still the legal owner of
both, and that on or after tho 30th day of May
next, I shall apply to the Register of the Land
Office at Junction City, Kansas, for tho paUnt
to the land described..,. All persons interested
will govern themselves accordingly.
April 18,-n24Gt JACOB TIPP.
To Whom It Hay Concern.
State of Kansas, 1 In the matter of the final
Riley County, settlement of the Estate of
Lucien Mansfield, deceased.
In the Probate Court of Riley county, State
of Kansas. To all persons whom it may con
cern: Take notice, that I shall be and appear be
fore the Probate Court of Riley county on the
first"Monday of July, A. D. 1863, to make a
final settlement of the above described Estate,
and all persons having an interest therein or
claims against said Estate, are hereby notified
to produce the same then and there, or be for
ever barred. JAMES MANSFIELD, Ex'r.
Manhattan, April 7, 1863. . n25-5t
OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT AT
the Anril Term. A. D. 1863, of the Davi
Countv Probate Court, the undersigned was
appointed Administrator of the estate of John
Ratliff, deceased, late of Davis County, Kansas,
letters dated April 7th, 1863. All persoBS in
debted to 6aid estate are required to make im
mediate payment of the same ; and all persons
having demands against said estate are re
quired to exhibit the same to the Administra
tor for allowance within one year from tho
date of these letters, or they may be precluded
from any benefit of said estate; and if such
claims are not presented within.- three years
from the date of these letters theytwill be for
ever cebarred. ENOS RATLIFF, Adm'r
of the estate of John Ratliff, dee'd.
H. Ii. JOIf E3,
SALINE COUNTY; KANSAS.
ON HAND TO TRADE FOR STOCK. OR
CASH, several improved Claims i Saline
County; also a house and lot ia the towa,of
Salina. I buy and sell laBd and stock at a fair
Commission, and assist emigrants ia makiag
Ths Homes tta BUI kas Pasts,
And now is the time for emigrants to get GOOD
HOMES. , No land in this county has been
offered at Public Sale, and will all be held
under the Homestead Act.
Call upon or address me at Saliaa, Saline
Co., Kansas. n36tf H. L. JONES.
Stove & Tinner's
p.5l Bib -. i2T?Z2
t ,tr A-yieyvoBTH, KANBA8.
ETERY THING REQUISITE IN THESE
'Breaches of Busiaese eoastaatly haad.
Tinner, eaa bay! jl
ia 8 Looir." HWagrexteaifre-hrerksaep.
Wtiealar atteatioagiv'Jta tlw, WHOLESALE
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