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Junction City, Kansas,
SATURDAY, NOV. 14, 1863.
The encouragement given The Smoky Hiix
and BFruBLiCAvUxiox during the past two years
has been sufficient to induce us to commence
Volume Three. The newspaper business on the
frontier is a dubious one ; and when a paper
-weathers the troubles and trials of the frontier
for two years, it may be considered as establish
ed. We are further tempted to continue its pub
lication, when we compare the support it has
received with that which it will receive shortly,
in consequence of the superior advantages of the
great yalleys which, we may say, centres at this
place. We may Bay it boastingly, ac will be
allowed, that the Uniox appears better upon the
npport of two hundred voters, than do papers
hailing from counties casting four and five hun
dred votes. This fact is sufficient encouragement
W-e desire lo grow up with the country. A
Railroad is pushing towards us as rapidly as
possible. Our Salt Spring and Coal Mines are
attracting the attention of capitalists and mineral
raeu. Our farmers are rejoiced with abundant
crops ; and the herdsman is seeking the'advan
tages of our rich and beautiful prairies. These
and a hundred other things are tending to work
out the decree of the Almighty, in making West
ern Kansas one of the most populous and wealthy
sections of the continent. Slowly, to be sore,
in consequence of the civil wr, have the agen
cies of civilization moved westward during the
past two years. Doubt as to the final issne of
the conflict arrested the progress of events, and
emigration to the West was .partially stayed.
But doubt no longer exists. The Government
has been tested as if by fire. Its stability is
established, and onward things move again.
This temporary lull, and subsequent resumption
of progress, is aptly Illustrated by the history of
the Railroad enterprise which is now rapidly
pushing towards us. In cno year from now,
the locomotivo will add its mighty influence in
making our prairies to " blossom as the rose."
In consequence of the influence and patronage
of Fort Riley, as has always been the result
wherever that batch of corruption, the regular
army, exereised an influence, a deep seated pro
slavery ruffian sentiment was created in Davis
county. It was therefore considerable of an
undertaking to establish a paper of the radical
.anti-slavery tone of the Union in such a locality.
J3ut we did it ; and although that sentiment is
not entirely eradicated, we have the satifaction
of knowing that some good has been accom
plished if we are not ahead, we are about even.
As an offspring of this sentiment, the traffic in
Hum was carried on to an extent shameful to
humanity. We saw then that it and Ruffianism
was leading the people to the devil, over-riding
all law and decency. We took up the cause of
the Chureh and School, believing them to be
the only potent influences for he building up
of an intelligent and prosperous community,
vbilc we have boldly and bitterly fought the
eceds sown by the regular army of this Christian
nation. We desire to be frank. It is useless to
hide the truth any longer. Men come here and
-see it. There is not a church building or school
house in Davis county, while in Junction there
are fire groggeries. This fact has incited us to
'the bitterness witli which we have fought them,
And not because we are fanatics. And these
influences have been at work to kill the Union.
Indeed, we are surprised, when we consider the
influences at work against us, that we are still
enabled to continue its publication. But we are
Ricnr. The principle has life within it. Nor
re we discouraged. We commence this volume
full of hope that shortly Davis County will be
dotted over with churches and school-houses,
and intelligence and morality become charac
teristics of our people. A great work is to be
accomplished. And we shall continue, the fight
until it is accomplished. Rum and Rufnonism
must succumb ; we never shall.
In view of the opposition to us, wa may be
pardoned for stating some of the claims the
Union has upon the people of Western Kansas.
And first, a newspaper is the index to a commu
nity the representative of its energy. And
hence when you see a bright, neat looking, well
piloted paper, you feel better satified with its
locality than if it was a bedaubed, besmeared
looking emanation of a blacksmithshop. The
Union is far ahead of about two-thirds of the
papers in the State, in this respect. We have
the most complete local column, which is copied
from every week, thereby giving our town and
country a most desirable prominence. Wo es
tablished the paper as an instrument of advanc
ing the interests of Western Kansas, and the
following is a sample, among others, of what we
have done, and which will some day tell. Last
winter, it was suggested, through our columns,
ihat the State pay a bonus to manufacturing
.companies who Ttould work our Salt Springs ; it
was taken up and agitated by the press of the
State, and finally resulted in a law to that effect.
We want a larger support ; and it is not a
breach of modesty to set forth our claims to that
support. The greater, the circulation the paper
has, the greater will be its influence. We hope
our friends wili aid cs in increasing the useful
ness of The Smoky Hill and Republican Union.
In California any stipulated amount of in
terest is lawful, and the current rates are often
fearful. In January, 1851, (not yet thirteen
years ago) Daniel K. Vance borrowed $1,300
of .Morris Wise, payable on demand, with com
pound interest at eight per cent per month.
Not being paid, Wise sued it, and obtained a
verdict a month ago for the snug little sum of
one hundred and sixty millions of dollars.
Not feefing able to lose so much money, Wise
concluded to strike off one hundred and forty
millions, and only hare judgment rendered for
the trifle of twenty millions.
The election in Davis county pissed of quietly,
and was closely contested. The defeat of Gilbert
was unexpected. We knew Mr. Taylor, person
ally to be a most popular man, but we had hoped
the contest in this instance would be one of
principle. Now, that the election is over, we
have no desire to stir up old things, but Mr.
Taylor has a reputation abroad which renders
his election a lasting stigma upon the county.
However, he is oar Representative in the next
State Legislature, and we shall respect and obey
him accordingly, giving our aid and encourage
ment tli at he may prove an efficient one.
Our defeat is attributable to the powerful
whisky influence that exists among us. Thank
God not a man on our ticket received a vote by
means of a glass of Rum! While the Indepen
dents electioneered with this vile drug, catering
to the sensual and depraved, our side stood on
grounds of morality, principle, and intelligence.
In a conversation with an intelligent Democrat,
we were astonished at his candor in asking us
tli is question, " Why is it that every rum seller
is n Democrat, and if a Republican goes to sell
ing whisky he too soon becomes a Democrat V
It is curious ; but we will make it still more
curious by inquiring why it is, that Republicans
who encourage intemperance and immorality
always forsake their organization and act and
vote with the Democrats ? This is a fact made
patent at our late election.
This, in truth, was almost the issue. We
ask our friends abroad to bear with us ; we fought
an honorable fight ; boldly meeting that which
is ruining our county, while our opponents pan
dered lo it. Of our candidates, the following
were elected :
William S. Blakely, Register of Deeds, by a
majority of Eighteen, which is good enough for
us. Daniel Mitchell, was elected Treasurer by
a majority of Forty, which is good enough for
Davis County. . L. Foster, for County Clerk,
was a tie, but in drawing lots with his opponent,
Ed. Laurenson, he was successful, which is
another good thing for Davis County. The fol
lowing is the official vote :
-i far . i
9 21 23 24
Gilbert, 48 9 8 12 10 12 7 5 111
Taylor, 75 20 1 8 13 8 4 1 130
Marvin, 44 7 8 11 7 16 7 5 105
Oallen 79 22 1 9 16 8 4 1 140
Quimby, 10 1 9 5 3 28
Mansfield, 56 8 8 12 10 12 7 6 118
Barclay, 60 8 8 11 10 12 7 5 116
Whitehair, 65 22 1 11 12 11 4 1 123
Godwin, 63 21 10 12 12 4 1 123
rbuni;w.114-20 9 19 16 24 5 3 215
Mitchell, 65 13 8 13 13 13 7 4 136
Brown, 54 10 1 8 7 10 4 2 96
Foster, 47 8 8 12 10 24 7 6 121
Lawrenton, 73 23 1 9 13 4 1 121
Blakely, 50 8 8 12 12 12 7 5 114
Westover 57 20 I 8 10 96
Wilty, 14 1 1 1 12 4 1 34
Gates, 36 3 10 10 15 7 5 86
Church 78 18 9 8 11 8 4 1 137
Kcnnett,t 9 10 20 11 7 55
Furrow 45 0 8 12 1 69
Hemphill, 120 25 9 21 23 24 11 3 236
Todd, 45 5 8 12 5 15 7 6 102
White 72 21 1 7 16 9 4 1 132
Regular nominees in Roman : Independents
t On the regular ticket, but endeavored to
display his skill in trickery and got beat at it.
WESTERN DISTRICT, NORTHERN DIVISION,
KANSAS STATE MILITIA
Under the direction and superintendence of
Col. S. M. Strickler, the Militia of this Dis
trict is now fully organized, being formed into
three regiaaents, with headquarters respective
ly in Davis, Riley and Marshal counties. To
effect this desired object, Col. Strickler has
been to no small expense, and has given
much valuable time; and in the rapid and
effective manner in which he has so thoroughly
organized the large extent of country under
his" jurisdiction, is entitled to no small amount
of credit. Arms are expected in s few days,
whan Western .Kansas will be placed on a
complete war footing.
ET Mr. Hersay sends us the following vote of
Dickinson county :
Robert Crozier, Ob ief Justice,
C. K. Gilchrist, District Attorney,
A. H. Case,
T. F. Hersey, Representative,
O. O. Bridges, Probate Judge,
Samuel Richards, Commissioner,
W. Mulhagen, "
John Erwin, "
C. H. Thompson, Sheriff,
T. Sherran, "
J. Fred. Staatz, Treasurer,
E. W. Bradfield, Register,
August Rubin, County Clerk,
T. F. Hersey, Surveyor,
Michael Kelley, Coroner,
Uzal Williams, Assessor,
The Vote in Saline We are indebted to Mr.
R. H. Bishop for the following statement of the
result in Saline county. Crozier, 65 votes. For
District Attorney, Gilchrist, 42, Case, 23. Rep
resentative, H. L. Jones; Commissioners, T.
Riordan, G. Schippel, D. Alverson; Probate
Judge, A. A. Morrison : Sheriff, Robert Parker ;
Treasurer, Ransom Calkin ; County Clerk and
Register of Deeds, R. H. Bishop ; Surveyor, Ran
som Calkin ; Coroner, Dr. Makinson ; Assessor,
Tkt Fenrtacata Ksgkaent.
The following officers were ananiaioaslj
elected and endorsed by twenty-six of the
line officers :
Colonel Charles W. Blair
Lientensnt-Coloael D. David.
First Majors J. G. Brown.
Second Major Albert J. Briggt.
Third Majer J. Finn Hill.
The Fcarteeath is bow fall, eoaaUU is
meaand equipments, and is oae of tkt Tory
beet cavalry regiments in the entire service,
The Invalid Corps has beea- organized into
sixteen regiments. f . t t
f it i S ?
Horace Greelyis writing S History of the
War, for which a Hartford publishing house is
to pay him the sum of $10,000.
During the last year our exports' hate ex
ceeded our imports nearly 80,000,000, and half
the credit being in specie.
The amotml given to the poor of France and
England during the past year by the Northern
States, is $38300.
Gen.Sulley, with his command, has gone into
winter quarters at Sioux City, Everything is
likely to remain quiet'during the winter.
A correspondent of the Columbus. Ga., En
quirer, dives the official report of the rebel
killed, wsunded and missing at,Chickaiaauga,
The Army of the Potomac is at last on the
move, and in a direction which indicates the
abandonment of the Warrenton route to Rich
mond. The number of firearms manufactured at
Colt's armory in Hartford, during October, av
eraged one every minute through ten hours of
each day, Sundays excepted.
An English fleet has bombarded and destroy
ed JTagosima in the south of Japan, a town
belonging to the Prince Satsuma.
The Haytian, or rather Dominican rebellion,
continues to maintain itself, though the details
of the reports which reach us of battles with
the Spaniards, cannot be relied on.
A Paris letter relates that a poor little mil
liner found an English nobleman's pocket
book, with 50,000,000 francs in it. She restor
ed it intact, and he rewarded her by " promis
ing to speak well of her shop."
The total number of troops raised in the
loyal States by volunteering, since the com
mencement of the war to the first of January,
1863, amounts to 1,276,246.
Stewart, the New York merchant prince,
will sell $30,000,000 worth of goods this year.
The September sales of cloths for men's wear
alone were $700,000; and for the last year, in
that department alone, will be from six to
The Ohio Farmer says that coal oil has been
found by accident to be a most effective means
for protecting fruit trees, against the ravages
of the curculio, by placing sawdust, saturated
with the qU, at the foot of the tree.
The Nashville Union says that Jeff. Davis
suspended the writ of habeas corpus over the
whole of rebeldom more than twelve months
ago. He did it by private orders to the judic
iary, and the order has never been published.
A London professor lectured recently on
adulterations of food. He handed round cof
fee, which was pronounced excellent, then told
the audience that they had been regaled with
a mixture of bullock's blood, chicory, sheep's
liver dried and old coffee grounds. He gave
them capital porter, too, made of spirits of
wine, gum arabic and burnt sugar. v
The Lawrence people have deposited $15,000
with the State Treasurer, which by the terms
of the law locating the State University at
that place, they were to do within six months.
The Governor has issued his proclamation de
claring the institution located at Lawrence.
The election in Riley county resulted in the
choice of B. E. Fullington for Representative ;
G.J. Haulenbeck, Sheriff; Jesse Ingraham,
Coroner; S. I. Child, Mincher Condray and
Ephraim Warner, County Commissioners;
Amasa Huntress, County Clerk and Register
of Deeds; E. L. Patee, Treasurer; A. B. Whit
ing, Surveyor; R. Niehanke, Assessor.
The result of the election in Leavenworth
is a complete Radical .victory in that
county. The members of the Legislature
from the city are Win. Freeland, Josiah .Eel
log, Geo. A. Moore and J. B. Laing. McKee is
elected Sheriff over Losee by 1500 majority.
Gen. Gilmore's artillery practice on Fort
Sumter, and the capture of the rebel iron-clad
Atlanta, by the monitor Weehawken, have cre
ated quite an uproar in England. The naval
authorities begin to think their own system
of iron-clads a failure and our cannon quite
Gen. Steadman, of the Army of the Cumber
land, just arrived from Chattanooga, reports
everything there in the most satisfactory con
dition. The capture of Lookout Mountain en
sures the occupation of Chattanooga ugainst
all assaults from the enemy.
A dispatch dated Cincinnati, Not. 8th, says
the Grand -Jury have fonnd true bills of in
dictment against the parties charged with con
spiracy. The case came before the Court yes
terday, but, at the request of the counsel for
the prisoners, it was postponed until the 18th
inst. The indictment charges them with trea
son, in endeavoring to relase John Morgan
and his men from the penitentiary, to release
prisoners from the barracks in this city, and
conspiracy to capture the United States steam
er Michigan, on Lake Erie.
In Georgia, where corn, potatoes and garden
vegetables are in great abundance, provisions
have reached such a figure that at Atlanta a
single man has to pay $100, Confederate notes
per week for board.6 At Mobile the fare is $10
per day. It costs a woman $50 to buy a calico
dress. Gentlemen's boots cost from $75 to
$100, and ladies' shoes bring $S0. In Missis
sippi an ordinary horse will sell for $1,000,
and a good mule will sell for $790.
The following dispatch has been received:
WA6HIHGTO, November 5.
To Captain Sidney Clarke, Ad. Astutant
ProvoU Martha! General:
If a State firaishea her qaota of volaa
tsara. under the President's call of .October
seventeenth (17)' etgntaea kudrad and
sixty-tare (1863) for thraa hundred thou
sand (300,000) m, the draft erderad for
ifth (S Jannarv. eighteen hundred and
auty-fesr (1364) will not take ptot U
that State. james j. jby,
Provost Marshal General.
Fighting; on the Rappahannock. If tade Pashinj
- ' Ahead. " -
f Washikgton,'Not. 8.
It appears from information received ta
nigfit, that yesterday morning the 5th ana
6th army corps, under command of Maj.
Gen. Sedgwick, advanced to the Rappahannock-
Station, he haying the right wing of
the army ; the 1st, 2d, and 34 army corps
forming the left wing, under JJaj. ucn.
French, proceeded to Kelly's Ford, where
me rieut wing reacueu me j.appaunuuuc&.
The enemy was found to be-in 'considerable
force, holding this side of the river. The
rebel batteries, earthworks and the redoubts
crowned the banks on each side of the Rap
pahannock; and Gen. Sedgwick at once
advanced and stormed them with great gal
lantry and impetuosity, causing much
slauirhter and taking a large number of
prisoners. When Gen. French reached
Kellev's Ford, about six miles below Rap
pahannock Station, the enemy threw across
an entire division to support their picket
line on this side. Gen. French hastily
look a position so as to bring his artillery
to bear upon them, and bhelled them with
marked effect, not only killing a large num
ber, but throwing them into utter confu
sion, scattering them wildly, and taking
many prisoners. Gen. French following
up his advantage, immediately threw the
first division of the third army corps, under
Maj. Gen. Birney, across the river, which
ended his operations for the day. This
morning he crossed the river with the re
mainder of his command. Gen. Sedgwick
had previously crossed,' and this morning
the two wings bad formed a junction, and
had both banks of the river.
The enemy, after their defeat in these
two engagement, were so hotly pursued by
our victorious foroes that they threw them
selves into the river, in their efforts to
escape, when some were drowned, and
many killed by our infantry. All the ar
tillery the rebels had on this side was cap
tured. It is reported to be seven guns.
Their whole camp equipage undoubtedly
fell into our hands, as they were compelled
to leave it in their hasty retreat. Gen.
Bnford's cavalry crossed at Sulphur Springs
to cover the right flank, several miles above
Rappahannock Station, and Generals Gregg
and Kilpatrick crossed below Kelley's Ford
to oover the left flank. No definite infor
mation of their movements had been re
ceived up to noon to-day. This morning
our whole line advanced, and no doubt
pressed heavily forward after the retreating
foe. The entire number of prisoners taken
by Sedgwick and French is now believed to
be 1,826. The prisoners are composed
principally of North Carolina and Louis
This afternoon the three 0 clock train
commenced bringing prisoners into Alerr.a
dria. The number taken by Sedgwick was
from 1,200 to 1,400; the remainder taken
Our total loss is reported to be "400 in
killed and rounded, bet no prisoners. Our
wounded were carried to Warrenton Junc
tion, and from there to Alexandria this
The gold mining region' is extending in
every direction. New diggings, new dis
tricts, new territories, with gold as the
basis of their existence, are springing up on
every side. A new map before us suggests
these thoughts. Upon it all tho vast
" Middle Region" is blocked out into Ter
ritories. Colorado, New Mexico, Arizonia,
JNevada, utan, and Idaho, are shown in
contrasted colors, with definite metes and
bounds, where a few years ago was marked
the " Great American Desert," or " Unex
plored Region' The march of progress
has fairly outstripped the wildest dreams
of the u manifest destiny" enthusiast. Gold
is the moving cause, tho potent wand that
has enticed to tho arid plains and iey
mountains the tens of thousands, who are
fast laying the foundation for future States.
The reports of new mines are absolutely
bewildering. They are borne upon the
winds from the chilly North, upon the
southern breeze, and from the distant West.
While yet the people are half wild with
excitement about the northern mines
Boise, Hell Gate and Stinking Water
there comes still more astoundiog news
from Arizonia. Men are picking out from
fifteen to twenty-seven hundred dollars per
day each, with a jack-knife. Tbey do not
pretend to save the " dust.7' but look only
for the big lumps. During all this time,
a company thai began three years ago with I
almost noiomg, is pounumg out, almost in
sight of where we write, from twelve to
fourteen thousand dollars in each week of
six days. This is a fast age, and the Yan
kee Nation is several lengths ahead. Den
English and Aaerieaa Taxation.
The vast disproportion between the taxes
imposed upon the people of Great .Britain
and those which the people of this country
have temporarily imposed upon themselves,
and of which the opponents of the Admin
istration seek to make capital, has never
been so thoroughly shown as in a series of
elaborate statistical tables prepared by Mr.
Pqwell, of Wisconsin, a clerk in the Inter
nal Revenue Bureau. Taxation in Great
Britain ia in the case of almost every arti
cle, far heavier than in this country, on the
average twelve or fourteen times as heavy,
and in many instances enormously greater.
The whisky manufacturer, for iostance, is
obliged to pay ia addition to an enormous
liaaoie fee, a duty of $2.42 per gallon.
Hera he womld pay but 20 cents. The
bridecrooBft is charred for his marriage
license fro $2.40 to $24.26, Here be
pays ' nothinjr. Here the livery stable
keeper peya tea dollars for what costs
9338.80 in Great Britaia, aad five per cent
re if be an Inahawa. Am exeeator
mast ia Eaclaad par ia the Probate of
Willi $130.80. beeidVa heavy lecaey taken
for what costs bat five dollars, here rTFasft
Chrr. K.Y Tribwe.
The Btactkaa. - a
Massachusetts has iucreasad her Repub
lican iuajofity largely. Lastjear the oppo
sition vote was 54,000 ; . this, it will not
reach 30,000. Outside of Boston, Repub
licans are all eleoted to the Legislature;
.twelve Democrats to the House. The Sen
ale is certainly radical. Governor Andrews
has a majority of 33,000.
In New York there are a number of
local triumphs, which indicate greater pro
gress than even the result in the State.
In the city, "the infamous Judge McCunn
is defeated by a small majority, for the Su
preme Court Bosworth is undoubtedly
elected. McCunn is one of the most cor
rupt and infamous politicians in the city,
lie it was that, as Judge of the Common
Pleas, endeavored to prevent the punish
ment of the rioters in New York. No man
ever more wantonly defiled the bench, de
graded the judicial dignity, or became so
completely the supple tool of villainy.
In Brooklyn, Colonel Woods (Union)
is elected Mayor by 1600 majority a great
train. The Union gain in Buffalo is large
over last year's vote.
Wisconsin is reported as good for thirty
thousand Union majority.
The vote in Maryland will be light
Schenck enforced the oath of loyalty, wher
ever parties were challenged. The contest
here was canvassed on the broad issues of
Liberty and Slavery. There was no subter
fuge or evasion. The victory there is more
precious, the triumph more greater.
In Illinois, the Republicans have carried
the State, and with a large increase in their
gain. Chicago gave three thousand major
ity. Minnesota is sure for the right.
New Jersey brings up the rear. Here
the result seems doubtful. Dispatches
claim a Democratic victory, with a less
majority than at last election. The Assem
bly however it is claimed will have a Union
So we go. The line is complete from
the Golden to the Empire State. Every
link is sound. All have been welded in
the Union forge, and tried by the fires of
loyalty. Look at the majorities:
California gave 20,000; Maine, 18,000;
Vermont, 18,000; Rhode Island, 3000;
New Hampshire, 4000 ; Kentucky, 40,000;
Michigan, 8000; Ohio, 80,000; Indiana,
10,000; Connecticut, 3000; Iowa, 15,000;
Pennsylvania, 15,000; Nebraska, 2000;
Kansas will foot up from 12 to 14,000
majority; .Illinois, 10,000; Wisconsin,
30,000'; Minnesota, 8000; New York,
40,000; Massachusetts, 33,000; and last
but not least, when the soldiers' vote is in
and counted, for a majority of from 3000
to 4C00 in Missouri. Maryland will give
at least 10,000.
The Union majorities throughout the
loyal "States cannot be in the aggregate lesi
than three hundred thousand, and will
probably reach a larger figure.
" We are coming Father Abraham, three hun
dred thousand strong."
Fall of Fort Sumter.
Philadelphia, Nov. 7.
The steamer Salvor arrived at this pert
to-day from Morris Island, and brings the
most glorious intelligence. She reports that
she lay off Morris Island on Monday, the
2d inst., and left that night for Hilton
Saturday and Sunday a terriffic bombard
ment was kept up on Sumter by three of
our Monitors, and forts Gregg and Wagner.
On Monday, while the Salvor lay off Hil
ton Head, Capt. O'Neal, of the Invalid
Corps, reported that news bad been receiv
ed by our military authorities that Fort
Sumter was in our possession, and garris
oned by the 144th Pennsylvania Volun
teers, the fort having been carried by as
sault. The leport was generally credited
by our officers and men.
It is also stated that the United States
steamer Fulton had been ordered to lay off
union llead zi hours, to convey the in
telligence to New York. The news was
conveyed to Hilton Head by the U. S.
steamer Golden Gate, on Monday morning.
Riots in the Pennsylvania Coal Regions.
Maucii Chunk, Pa., Nov. 6.
Las night, Mr. C. H. Smith, coal opera
tor at Yorktown, Carbon county, was mur
dered in a most brutal manner, in his house,
in the presence of his family, by a gang of
insn outlaws, known as iiucksnots. Mr.
Smith was a loyal and highly respectable
gentleman, and was suspected of giving
certain information to the Deputy Provost
marshal, by which the latter, together with
the military, was enabled to arrest the
drafted men. No Union man's life is safe
in Julesville, Yorktown, Belovaioe, Bram,
Medoria, and other mines of the middle coal
fiolds. Seven or eight murders have been
committed there within the last few weeks.
Davis aad Clay County Tax Notice.
rMIE TAX ROLL OF DAVIS AND CLAY
A- Counties for the year 18C3 has been placed
in my hands for collection. The tax-payers in
said counties are hereby notified that I will be
in each precinct, at the usual places of holding
elections, at the following times, to collect said
West Point on Monday. December 7th.
Lyon's Creek '
Oa all takes remaining unpaid after the lit
day of January, a. d. 1863, a penalty of ten
per cent will be added.
l-6t Treasurer of Davis county.
FRUIT TBEBS FOR SALE.
T'he sabeeribsr has on haaa FIFTT THOU&
AND APPLE TREES, or wzu-snucrn
varieties, as waU as a qaaatity af Peaeh.Leewt
Ac, & , whack he offers cheap for ash, or
will exahaage for cows, yoaar stock ar grain,
at reasoaable price. HIRAM BEAL,
Ashland Nursery, Davis Co., Kansas." a4f ly
The lixntiejr Nursery I
PATRONISE HOME INDUSTRY r
COMMflGEAH ORCHARD THIS SEASON!
The proprietor of the aboTe Xursery, situat
ed five miles from Fort Riley, on the Fort
Riley and Fort A'earney Road, six miles dufe
west from Ogden, now offers for sale
80,000 Choice and RelitbU Fruit
Consisting of Apples, Pears, Peaches andT
Cherries ; also Chestnuts and a large collec
tion of grape vines and small fruits black
berries, strawberries, currants, gooseberries,
and rhnbarb and shrubbery; roses, peonies,
tulips, snowballs, lilacs, flowering quince and
honeysuckles ; Lumber Jf poplar, maple and
locust trees j all of which I will sell at the
following rates, or exchange for young stock
at fair prices :
Three year old Apples, ten dollars per hun
dred, forty-seven dollars for 500, ninety dol
lars per 1U09; large, for immediate bearing,
fifteen dollars per 100, seventy dollars per 5CO,
one hundred and thirty-five dollars per 1000.
Peaches, seedling, two and three years old,
four dollars per 100, nineteen dollars per .500,
thirty-five dollars per 1000; choice budded, ten
dollars 100. Pears, Cherries and Chestnuts,
25 to 50 cents each. Grapes : Delaware, five
years old, transplanted and root-pruned, 1.50;
three years, 1.25 ; two years, 1 ; .layers, 25
to 50 cents ; Concord, 25 cents to 1.00 ; Cataw
ba, Isabella, Clinton, Idon, 20 to 35 cts ; Frank
lin, Diana, Northern Muscadine, Harford Pro
lific, 50 to 75 cents, Blackberries, Lawton, SI
per dozen. Currants and Gooseberries 15
cents eachr Strawberries from 25 to 40 cents
a dozen. Rhubarb from 10 to 25 cents each.
Everything else in proportion.
Having for a long time been connected with
the well known nursery and extensive test
orchard of Cutter & Sons, of Western Illinois,
I w as enabled to select all the best tested
Western varieties, which fact is worthy the
notice of all men. Communications promptly
answered. Stamps for return mail never rfe
fused. Address SAMUEL CUTTER,
nlv3) Fort Riley, Davis Co., Kansas
AND EMIGRANTS' GUIDE,
For tie Tear 1864.
On the 1st of January, 1864, and Annually
thereafter, a work will be published nnder the
direction of the Kansas State Agricultural So
ciety, which will exhibit from year to year tho
growth, resources, present condition and pros
pects of our young and vigorous Common
wealth. It will comprise a handsome volume of from
300 to 400 pages (octavo), illustrated with por
traits of several of our most distinguished cit
izens and soldiers, executed in the beat style
of art, and will contain besides the usual cal
endar pages, and a great variety of general
statistics, the following as leading features:
I. The State: A complete (condensed)
history of Kansas from its organization as a
Territory in 1854 to the present time, with a
complete list of State Officers, Executive, Leg
islative and Judicial, with a sketch of all
State institutions such as the State Universi
ty, State Agricultural College, State Normal
School, with their endowments, &c, Railroads
projected and in progress, Societies, Publio
U. The Cocstie: A condensed historical
sketch of each County in the State, stating;
population in 1SG0, topographical character,
distance and direction of the county seat from
Leavenworth and the State Capital, chief
Towns, list of County and Township offictsjt
&c. Also the Agricultural statistics as furn
ished by the County Assessor, and the number
of acres of land in each county subject to en
try under the Homestead Act, Railroad Lands,
III. Tira Mimtaht: Embracing (1) com
plete rosters of the several Regiments of Kan
sat Volunteers, with a brief historical sketch
of each embracing so far as practicable a list
of the actions in which each regiment has
taken part with list of casualties. Tho sol
diers of A'ansas have achieved a world-wido
celebrity for coolness, dash and daring, and it
is designed in this and future volumes of tho
Register to preserve the memory of their seal-
lant achievements, and each volume will con
tain portraits of some of the most celebrated
of the Kansas military men. (2) The Kan
sas Militia organization by Divisions and Reg
iments. IV. Professional Guide: Comprising com
plete lists of Clergymen, Physicians and At
torneys at Law arranged alphabetically, with
Post Office address of each. The denomination
of each clergyman, and the school of practiefe
of each physician will be carefully designated.
V. Business Directory: Containing a "full
list of all the leadingBankers, Merchants, Me-
cnanica uou ousiness men in ine oiaie, conven
iently arranged for ready reference.
VI. The Cities asd Cuixr Tow.ts or Kan
sas: Under this head, we design to give an
historical view of Leavenworth, Lawrence,
Topeka, Atchison, Fort Scott, Emporia, Man
hattan, Conncil Grove, Junction City, &c, with
list of county, officers, and statistics, showing
present population, trade, &c.
VII. Ths TxanrroRrts: Sketch of the settle
ments, present population and development of
the new Territories adjacent to Kansas with
an account of the best routes from the chief
cities of the East to each new Territory,
counts of the new gold mines of Colorado,
Idaho, Arizona and New Mexico, and other
matters of general interest.
Vill. An edition will be published contain
ing a complete sectional map of JTansas, show
ing the location of Counties, Towns, Railroads
and projected Railroad Routes, Telegraphs and
Public Roads, with the various Indian Reser
vations, and comprising the recent surveys,
and lands open for settlement and sale, alone
worth 51.00 each.
The work will be prepared under the direc
tion of the Executive Committee of the JSTansas
State Agricultural Society, and is designed to
exhibit for the information of emigrants and
others a complete view of the immense re
sources of Kansas with the inducements it
presents for immigration, as well from the
older settled States as from Europe, and also
to furnish a convenient Hand Book of refer
ence for business men at home and abroad.
A limited number of advertisements will bo
conspicuously inserted at reasonable rates.
All persons to' whom this circular is seat
will confer a favor by promptly forwarding
amv information deemed to be of interest, and
aU desiring early copies of the work, are re
quested to send their orders with the price
(with map one aour u iu, whuw ap,
one dollar). Address
PUBLISHERS KANSAS ANNUAL REGISTR,
BOOT A SHOE MAKERS
Waakiagtaa Skttt, Waal tUte,
Repairing done, on thort notice. Terms Chth,