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Junction, Kansas, Octobtr 24, 1863.
D Corn advertised for at Fort Riley. 13
CJThe Riley and Wabaunsee Conty Conven
tion have each recommended C. K. Gilchrist for
m -m m
Escaped. The deserter from a Missouri regi
ment, arrested last week, escaped from the guard
house at Fort Riley a few days ago. He didn't
amount to much, we guess.
Ix Tows Sam. Wood, of the Council Grove
Press, was in town attending to some land bus
iness, last "Wednesday. He still lives must be
pretty well adapted to that country over there.
m m. m
.The Piokeh XtESEnr. Read the advertise
ment of Mr. Cutter, in another column, and
avail yourself of the splendid opportunity he
offers of securing an orchard.
jy One more number after this closes Volume
Two of The Smoty Hill and Republican Union.
She is a fixed institution, and two dollars could
not be better or more safely invested than by
remitting it to us.
Compact Election. An election was held last
Saturday by Captain Callen's company to fill
vacancies caused by the formation of the cavalry
company. "Ed. Laurenson wa3 elected Second
Lieutenant; Hugh McGrudy, First Sergeant ; G,
W. Martin, Second Sergeant; A. H. Towle,
Second Corporal; James Pooler, Fourth Corporal.
'Nabeow Escape Our friend, Luther Hall,
while on his journey Eastward, wc learn, was in
a railroad smash-up. While enjoying the luxury
of sleeping car, he was most unceremoniously
woke up by a toss down a railroad bank. From
one cause or other, the train went off the track,
cmsthiftg up seven cars, but killing no one. It
oaenrred near Dayton, Ohio. Luther received a
few -scratches, and had his clothes torn.
Good We see, among a list of the Captains of
the .Fifteenth Regiment, the name of Cuetis
Johnson, of Salina. He is set down as having
recruited one hundred men. Curtis was a pri
vate in F company of the Sixth Regiment, and
we.are truly pleased to notice his rapid promo
tion. He is a worthy young man, a true soldier,
and will make a fine officer. His genuine pat
riotism will make the service pleasing to his men.
O" We never consider our local column full
until we hear from Joiiv Jenms, the gentlemanly
and obliging driver of the stage between this
place and Abilene. We are under manj obliga
te Joux for items furnished. Passengers on his
part of the route enjoy themselves, because of his
sociable and agreeable qualities. The Stage
Company ha e the best and most gentlemanly
set of drivers and agents running in and out of
this place of any line in Uie country.
Man Dan inc. One day last wetk, near Fort
Larned, a wagon master exhibited sufficient of
this spirit to entitle him to the rank of "chival
ry." He told a dnver to look after some cattle,
which the driver refused 10 do. He told him a
second time, to which the driver replied that he
wouldn't be in a hurry, vdmeupon the wagon
master struck him on the temple with an axe
helve. When our iufoimant left, he was very
near death, and it is supposed that the blow has
A Crack Gamestek Casper Buntley, of this
place, whose principal occupation is hunting,
brought in, during the month of September, the
following : 4G0 prairie chickens ; 133 ducks ;
33eese ; 4 racoons ; 2 badgers ; 0 wolves ; 20
skunks. The first twenty daja in October, he
killed 200 prahie chickens; 102 ducks; 17
geese ; 2 racoons. Making a total of 999 since
the 1st of September. Speaking of game reminds
us of a specimen, shot a few weeks since by Mr.
S. B. White, and which we neglected to notice
at the time. It was what some folks call a white
Cfana, and measured six feet in height, and
even feet and some inches from tip to tip of the
wings. Three of them were seen.
Shocking Suicide! Our community was start
led list Sunday morning by the report that S. E.
Vehson, a clerk in the Commissary department
at Fort Riley, had committed suicide by shoot
iflp himself. Justice Woodard, and a number of
other citizens, went over to the Fort, to ascertain
the facts, and hold the necessary inquest. Upon
going to his room, a most horrible sight met our
eyes. He lay cross wise cf the bed, with a double-barrelled
shot-gun leaning against the bed.by
his side. Both barrels of the gun were discharg
ed, the contents making two frightful holes
through, his neck, and bespattering the ceiling
bove him with flesh and blood. The discharge
of the gun blackened his neck, and set fire to his
clothing, which burned but a little, as the blood
prevented. His appearance, and a few letters
which he had written, indicated it to be one of
the most premeditated, cool, and deliberate self
murders on record. The shot gun usually stood
in the office, and during Saturday evening, in
the- presence of a coupla of gentlemen, Vernon
closely inspected it and a revolver. The party
retired about twelve o'clock, 'but Vernon must
have shortly returned for the gun. He was un
dressed, ready for bed. and the appearances
howed that he took a string from his drawers,
and attached an end to each trigger, placing his
foot is the stringjor the-purpose of discharging
The Coroner's jury could notgetthe least light
in reference to the cause of this most unhappy
affair. The deceased wrote three letters oh. the
eVening of the 17th one to his mother, another
to Captain McClure, and the third to a young
fri'eai in the East in which he spoke of his
intention, but they furnished no cause. His
companions, though, learned from him that he
had an away from home, and traveled for some
time nnder a aaeumed name, in order that his
mother might not learn of his whereabouU.
Something terrible evidently weighed upon the
young man's mind, else the nerve would have
been wanting to commit a deed so horrible.
Deceased came o Fort Biley about the first of
Jrfp, (rem Kansas City. He was about twenty
foorjearaof age, and was highly esteemed by
sllrwko knew him. He was whole-souled and
gtfteroos to a fault, and his sociability, joviality,
aad gok nature, led his cotnpaaioas to bsuewiwqwries .on the subject, and bei We BOW
bin cDJoog the happiest fiarac of mitidi , I J CMtecn ujiteid of t eto. .. .$.
THE METHODIST CHURCH AT LYOKDALX
Der Christliche Apoloyete, of September 28th,
eays: ' Out in the lovely Xiondale, in the he
loved sister-circuit conducted by Bro May, one
can see but very little of the calamities of war,
only the absence of so many brgthren, who
have volunteered under the Star Spangled
Banner, is painfully felt, hut because true
patriotism reigns in the valley not regretted.
Many dear promises of God have also been
fulfilled in this extreme missionary post. We
have had the pleasure at the first Quarterly
Meeting to dedicate a " Zoar" to the service of
the Lord. Sweetly inviting this modest little
church stands in the midst of the friendly
vales, on the borders of civilization. By the
force of love, in word and deed, our people
compel all outsiders to come in, in order to en
joy with them their Figtree in Jesus, the Sav
ior of sinners. With the help of God, J"
May intends to build a neat parsonage near
the new churoh. For this end he counts upon
the help of his many personal friends, far and
near. May the Lord open for him many
hearts who may erect for themselves a modest
monument of love in this distant missionary
Mr. May since he has been among us has
been a diligent and faithful man, and has en
deared himself to many friends. We under
stand that he is soon to leave us for labor
elsewhere. We are sorry to lose him, but wish
him success wherever he goes, and hope that
his successor here will be as able and good a
man as himself.
Prom the above article another idea strikes
us. The Germans, more poetical than we,
have substituted the euphonious name (Loew
enthal) Lionddle, for Lyon's Creek. It is a
good idea, and we hope the name will be gen
erally adopted, only spelling it Lyondale, that
it may still commemorate the immortal hero of
Time Table. -The Stage left Fort Larned at
ten o'clock Wednesday morning, and arrived in
this place Thursday twelve o'clock, M., making
one hundred and fifty miles in twenty-six hours,
and having on nine passengers. It came from
Salina to this point, fifty miles, in six hours
over eight miles an hour.
Buixt roa Zeandale! The Manhattan Inde
pendent, speaking of the Wabaunsee County
Convention, thus sets fcrth the claims of Zean-
dale. Dan Adams, and the editor of the Inde
pendent, both lived at Zeandale :
14 Zeandale ought not to be overlooked in the
county convention. The people have always
been alive to political interests, though the
issues tcere often so intricate that tee were unable to
comprehend them f
Goods Still Adv ancing. By a private letter
from New York we learn that goods are still
going up ; brown sheeting forty cents, and every
thing else in same proportion. Gold was worth
5G, with an upward tendency. Cotton 8G to 90
cents per pound. There Is no piospeet of a de
cline this winter, and our people who have put
off buying their gooda until prices got lower,
will now have to pay higher prices than they
have since the war. Our merchants all have
good stocks, and the people have nothing to g
by waiting. Pricca will probabtybe higher.
The United States District Court has
journcd until the 10th day of November.
The Journal of the Kansas State Agricultur
al Sooiety will be published MONTHLY, com
mencing with May, '63.
Each number will cont.'ia at least twenty
fourpages (octavo) of reading matter, composed
principally of such portions of the transac
tions of the State and county Societies and
communications on the subject of Agricul
ture i ill its isr v(.iies, Mechanical and
Household Arts and Industry, and Natural
History, as may require early publication.
All premiums offered and awards made by
the State Society will appear in its columns.
Officers of county Societies and the people
generally are earnestly invited to contribute
to its columns. -
Arrangements have already been made for
valuable (and brief) essays upon Texas or
Spanish Fever in cattle a complete cure, and
also upon Grape, Tobacco, and Hemp culture,
Stock Breeding, Wool Growing, &.c, &c.
To place The Kvnsys Farmer within the
reach of all, the subscription price has been
FIFTY CENTS A YEAB!
Or to clubs of ten or more at forty cents
per year for each copy, barely sufficient to
defray the cost of publication -payable mcana
bly m adi ance.
Will be inserted for one dollar per square of
ten lines, for the first insertion, and seventy
five cents each subsequent insertion.
One thousand copies will be issued from ths
Nurserymen, Seedsmen, Implement Dealers
and Stock Growers will find The Kansas Far
mer a valuable medium for advertising. All
subscriptions and communications should be
addressed to the undersigned, lopeka, Kansas.
F. G. ADAMS,
Secretary Kansas State Agricultural Society,
H. It. JOIfES,
SALiXE coi'srr, kaxsas,
X HAND TO TRADE FOR STOCK OR
CASH, several improved Claims in Saline
County ; also a house and lot in the town of
salina. l buy anu sen iana anu siqck. at a lair
Commission, and assist emigrants in making
The Homestead Bill has Passed,
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 Salina, Saline
Co., Kansas. n3Gtf H. L. JONES.
CAKTEEN, The word "canteen" baa
bad a curious history. It is perhaps the
only word in our language, which, originally
English, passed into a foreign tongue, and
was takes back in a modified form. As
originally spoken by the Saxon it was sim
ply tin can, but the Gaul, as is his wont,
placing the noun before the adjective, and
pronounoiDg the letter i as e, brought it out
as can tin, pronounced 'canteen. Adopting
a thousand other Freach Military terns,'
the dull Englishaan took back bis owa
original word in. a new shape, without aay
AJSTOTBEEJR KAID !
Not however by Quantreire, but by an
Which they are disposing of very rapidly,
at extremely short profits.
GROCERIES & PROVISIONS !
M. HAG EM AX. W, H. BAIBD.
WHOLESALE GROCERS AXD
Produce De lers,
8fc SHATWHSTEE STREET,
(Be'iceen Zd andAth,)
AVE NOW IX STORK THE FOLLOW.
lowing FresTi Groceries, to which they
invite the attention of purchasers: "
Crushed, Powdered, Granulated, and New Or
Java, Rio, Pure Ground Rio, Dandelion, and
Essenoe of Coffee.
Young Hyson, Gun Powder, Imperial and
Sugar House, Golden and Union Syrups, aad
Boxes & Cadics, Smoking and Chewing, Cigars.
No. 1 and 2 in bbls , and bbls , also in kits,
Cod Fish, Scaled and Pickled Herring.
CANDLES AND SOAP,
Cincinnati and St. Louis Candles and Soap.
Best Baltimore, in: cans and half cans.
Erery Variety of Canned Fruit.
A UTS, PICKLES, SPICES,
voorEsr -w are, &o.
Country, Merchants and Outfitters for th
Plains will find it to their interest to examioa
TEJVTS S- JVJIGQW COVERS.
IIAGEMAN & Co.
TO ALL OUR WESTERN FJilEXDS,
And others as you come to mill, will want to
buv some Goods, Cheap for Cash, call ut the
at the old stand,
No. 353 Poyntz" Avenue.
I17E II YE JUST
ft the Philadelphia market, a large assort'
ment of Goods, consisting of
3Drv Goods Clothing
Boots and Shoes, Hals and Caps,
TOBACCO, TEA, SUGAR,
SOAP, GOAL OIL,
and other things too numerous to mention.
IgALSO. Agents for Ayer's Celebrated
All person desiring to invest Cash for
good Goods will please call and look throngh
our stock. JOHN PIPER & Co.
ManLattan, Dec. 25, 18G2.
General Order No. 5. i
He vpqc vrteks K vj.s s Militi v,
Toplk , October 2d, 18b3. J
In precincts v here Militia Companies were
organized prior to the commencement of the
present year, but haic failed to comply with
the law in (matters, of drill, reports, Sc, and
new companies have been orcinized under-
General Order, Jo. 1, from tlieso Hpadquarters,
absorbing a large proportion of the men en
rolled under the original organization, the last
organization v ill be recognized and sustained.
Members of such companies are enjoined to
faithfully obey all la ful orders of their offi
cers last chosen and commissioned.
By orderof the ommanderrin-hicf.
G. "DUDLEY, Adjutant General.
Junction City, Kansas.
OE0. H. PTJRnrTOir, Proprietor
The undersigned having thoroughly rcnovit
cd and refitted thirf commodious and popular
house, natters himself that lie can accommo
date regular boarders and the traveling public
in a style unsurpassed west of Leavenworth.
The coaches of the Aans.is Stage company
leave this house for the Eist and West.
A good livery and feed stable is attached to
this house, and" horses and carriages can bp
procured at any time.
nJ7-ly. GEO, It. TURINTON,
J. C. KENNETT,
Ktnfon, 'Davi Coimfy, Kausas,
Will prompt attend to all kinds of Sur
veying on terras1 to suit the times.
LIAD AGEJSTT, SURVEYOR,
JUNCTION CITY, KANSAS,
A CASH, and oh tine. Land Wuruta
located,. JCelltcfiew xsiTJ Taxes paid for
Carney & Stevens,
WIBLmLE CROC Ell
Gritcr Lccec and CheroI.ee Streets. ,
Have m store the following stock of
Fresh Staple aad Fancy
To which we invite
the special attention of
CAS II PURCHASERS: .
3000 SACKS OF FLOUR;
200 HHDS N. O. MOLASSES :
r t '
500 BARRELS LOAF, CRUSHED
AND POWDERED SUGAR;
100 T5ARRELS CLMUFIED SUGAR;
100 ROXES HAVANA SUGAR ;
200 BARRELS S. II. AND N. O. MOLASSES;
100 BBLS. PLANTATION MOLASSES;
100 Bags; Rio Coffee ; " -
100 MATS JAVA COFEEE;
1000 KEGS ASSORTED NAILS;
500 Boxes Star Candles;
100 BOXES MOULD CANDLES;
100 PKSr MACKEREL & HERRING ;
50 COILS CORDAGE;
100 BARRELS S. C. SODA;
100 bxs BABBITT'S SALARATUS ;
i 900 BOXES YEAST TON DEIIS ;
, 300 BOXES RASINS;
400 Bx3 Manufactured Tobacco;
lOO BOXES OF SOjVT?;
100 -BASF CHESTS OF TEA;
1000 BDLS WRAPPING PAPER :
We have also on hand a fine assortment of
WINES AND OLD WHISKEY,
IN CASKS. QUARTER CASKS) & ( BOTTLES.
n ' S
' n rm m t n - - . . . n
FRUITS, PICKLES' IIUTS,
of all kinds.
SPICES OF JILL KLYBS.
And iu short, everything connected mth'lhe
CAX BE rOUXD AT OUR ESTABLISH
j i UU:
Outfitting for the Mines
will consult their interests by purchasing at
our establishment, as
067? STOCK JS
REMEMBERS THE PLACE:
CORXER'TETrEE JAND" CHEROKEE ST.,
tSi iraij. EOSM
. - t '-uAmu
' 5 ' j
S" .-itf 80MGITEDTO CALL-AT
50 Delaware Street,
te.'ect tln.r Good
of a rery- lurgi
BOdTSSIlOES, IIATS XSD
CAPS &. NOTIONS
COME AND SEE US
WITJL BE SUCH' THAT
C AICWOT HELP PURCHASING
Late R. C. Brant J Co.
SIRS & MR
BOOT & SHOE
44 DELAWARE STREET,
In Prices !
W. A. ROSE. W, J. THOMPSON,
. W. A ROSE & Co.,
45 Delaware Street,
Wholesale amd Retail Dealers in
BOOKS. STATIOIERY. ENVELOPES.
, i. Of all kinds wed in tht Stale.
Music Books and Shoot Music!
BLANK BOOKS, WALL PAPER,
Flatcap, Foolscap, Letter
and -Note IPapers;
PICTURES ,- FRA VES, Cb'RTAlXS
We would call the particular attention of Mer
chants and Printers to our extensive Stock,
which embraces Jiearly every article usually
kept in a. Book and Stationary House. Our
facilities for supph ing the trade are unsur
piscd. ORDERS BV MAIL PROMPTLY
Chickoring & Sons'
W. A. ROSE & Co.
HA YE -THE A GEXCY TOR THE SALE
of these and other Celebrated Pianos.
Everjr Piano rally Warranted I
Tin. mil & crow.
Wholesale Dealers in
CHINA. GLASS, EARTHEX-
! TABLE CUTLERY, &c.
65 Delaware Street,
' EDWARD ,W. SEYMOUR, HD.,
Office, at tb Jfatf Drag Store,
STOVES & TINWARE
T HATE XHR LARGEST AKD BEST
-L "selected- stock of
CIABTEI. EMIK, miOi. 101.
ami .11 kinds cf heating stoves in, this westsru
of tinware for the wholesale trade.
All onders for slovc?s tinware, tinner's slock,
hgllow ware, &c filled promptly and at low
prices. Rez.trt t$er tny standi
51 DELAWARE ST., 51
F. K. 3IEUK.
HAVING Purchased Col. Wil
wxy's Mill at Junction Gitjve anj. pre
pared to fill orders- for
BLACK WALNUT, OAE AND
on short notrcc, aad- on terms to suit the limes.
SAWING done ou reasonable terms; or tvo
will s-u first quilitv of logs on shares, if de
sired. n:9 BROWN & W OODWARD.
SQT CORN ground every Saturday ."ta
DRUGS.HEDICINES & CHEMICALS.
JPiiintH. Oils awl "raxuiirlxo&,
GLASS rCTTY, &e.
Pure "Wines & "Liquors,
FOR JIEBICIXAL I'UJU'OSES.
DYE WOODS & DYE STUFFS GENERALLY.
Junction City. Kansas.
MEDICINES WARRANTED GENUINE,
and of the best quality. Customers w ill
find my stock complete comprising many arti
cles it is impossible here to enumerate, and all
sold at moderate prices. n!8
Jfamtucturers of all kinds of
JUNCTION CZT7, KANSAS
"WitU Neatness and Dispalh.
ry HOLES ALE DEALER IN
AXD ALL KIXDS OF
Gents' Furnishing Goods,
HATS, CAPS, INDIA RUBBER GOODS,
NO 21 DELAWARE STREET,
Three Doors below Scott, Kerr Jf Cols Batik.
1VE t XX 2X Bk, "t -t Ct XX ,
Dry Goods, Groceries,
SMOTM1 MS) STA8&9
SASII, GLASS, BOOTS. J- SHOES.
and everything found in a country store, n hich
I will sell
CHEAP FOR CASH !
JS REIJEEJIED at the BAXKIXG HOUSE
OF SCOTT, KERR .j- Co.,
JA3IES B. DAVIS,
Manufacturer and Dealer in
Of erery style and Description
A Larfc Assortment of
WOOD COFFIIS AMD METALLIC CASES
Constantly on Land.
66 Dclaicare Slreel,hct. Second and Third
B. S. RICHARDS,
MAX U FACT URER .j DEALER IX
SADDLES & HABNESS,
rHIPSr SPURS, COLLARS,
Bridles, Check-Reins, TIames, c.
33 DelavJle Street,
8. B. WHITE,
Attorney & Counsellor
m7 ILL PK03IPTLY ATTEND TO ALL
business entrusted to bis care in West
ern Kansas. pltf
GRAPE yiNES B7 MAIL !
T OFFER FOR SALE THIS FALL
1 and et spring over OXE TttOUSAXD
hardy, acclimated, (layered) Grape Jine Roots,
of -the Delaware. Diana, Concord, Taylor, (Bui
litt) To-Kalon, Franklin, &c. io. I also .have
several hundred Isabella and Catawba Grape
Vhie Roota for distribution. Seivd for a "Price
Current Li, enclosing .twe-cent stamp to
&.nv nostaze. A- Jl. dvrao.
gtbj? Ilanaattaa, Riley co,, Kansas.