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Junction City, Kansas,
SVJfTJJiILY. 1STOV. 31, 1SG3.
" A Goon Paver. The Smoky Hill nn J Re
publican. Union, published at Junction City,
Davis county, Kansas, has just'comnienced its
' W. K. Bartlett and S. 2&. Strickler nro the
proprietors, and Wm. S. Blakely and George
TV, Martin arc the editors and publishers.
y Judged by typographical appearance, racy
ability and genuine earnestness, there is not a
better paper in Kansas.
"Its conductors have the brains and the
integritiy to make a good paper, and they never
" The notice vrc give them now, on the com
mencement of their third volume, is entirely
unsolicited, and the same which every faithful
editor in Kansas would gladly write if he would
stop a moment to think how much he was
indebted to the Union.
" Such a paper cannot be other than a com
plete success." Leavenworth Conservative.
Lieut. Gen. "NVinficld Scott voted the ttraiyht
Union ticket, at the recent New York election
The resignation of Gen. Burnside has been
accepted, and Gen. Foster has been appointed
as his successor.
The cares of office are said to be wearing
heavily upon the constitution of Secretary
Within seven months the people of the North
have" Bubscrikcd and paid for at par over $333,
000,000 of six per cent, bonds.
The 100,000 bales of Confederate cotton re
cently seized near Natchez, are worth $26,000,
000. This will help to foot the war bill.
The Richmond Enquirer of the 11th says
Meade has inflicted a terrible blow on Lee in
About forty vessels are now in the Navy Yard
at Brooklyn, preparing for sea. This looks like
J. R. Grant, the venerable father of the
great soldier, Major General U. S. Grant, was
in Galena, 111., a few days since. He is an old
man, but enjoys good health.
The cnlistmcnt-of negroes in Maryland alone
is at the rate of two regiments a week, When
full, these regiments will number in officers
aad men 1,010 each.
A great Union mass meeting was held in
Knoxville, Tennessee, on the 24th ult. The
weather was exceeding inclement, but the at
tendence numbered naerly 10,000, somo of the
Tcnncsseans trayeling forty miles to be present.
President Lincoln has sent a laconic dispatch
to Gen. Meade, sa3'ing, in substance, I have re
ceived your congratulatory orders to the 6th
corps. I have to say in reference to their gallant
exploit at Rappahannock Station, well done.
Seven prizes have been captured near Wil
mington within the last six weeks. Large num
bers of valuable papers of the rebel government,
on board one vessel, were thrown overboard dur
ing the chase, but recovered, and are now in the
hands of the Seeretnry of the Navy.
It is supposed that individuals connected with
the rebel plot to burn Buffalo, and commit dep
redations generally on the Northern Lakes, have
actually got possession of two steamers, and nro
now out upon the execution of that part of the
scheme which contemplates the release of the
prisoners on Morris Island.
The brigand, Espinosa, with his nephew,
who were the terror of Southern Colorado,
have been killed, and their beads carried into
Fort Garland. Upon Espinosa was found a
paper stating that lie had killed twenty-two
The No?v York Senate after the recent elec
tion stands 22 Union to 10 Copperheads, and
the House 84 Union to 44 Copperheads. This
is more than two-thirds in the one body, and
lacks but two of being two-thirds in the other.
Railroad men consider the trip of the Rus
sians from Albany to Niagara Falls the great
est achievement known in American railroad
ing. They were drawn ihe entire distance'
oOG miles, in nine hours and twenty minutes,
jat least one hour of that time being expended
An experimental suit against the Hon. Si
mon Cameron, for alleged illegal arrest and
imprisonment at Fort Lafayette, while he ras
Secretary of War, will come on for trial, at
London, in ten years, has increased iis pop
ulation 441,733; New York 290,101 souls, or
50.37 per cent; and Philadelphia 222,484 in
habitants, or G5.43 per cent. The average
number of houses, during ten years, built in
London, was 5,349; in New York, 1,CG9;I
and in Philadelphia, 2.805. London has been
settled two thousand years, New York, two
hundred and forty-nine years, and Philadel
phia one hundred and seventy-eight.
"A number of very valuable statistical tables
will be appended to the report of the Secretary
of the Treasury this year, upon some of which
months of preperation have been expended.
One will contain the prices of sixty different
articles in each of the last thirty years. An
other will be the first attempt to show in a
Stale paper the amount of our internal trade
and commerce in different articles. Another
will from such data as can be obtained, under
take to give an idea of the prospective trade
aad ' commerce .of our territories. - And still
another will Indicate the amount of that car
ried on over -our lakes and rivers, including
those between us and Canada,
A deserter from the 9th Alabama regiment,
E well's corps, came into our picket, lines, Who
l..t.t it-i 1... 2 ! ?i-r t .- l!.l
oiwa ii itto-mun in Bis regimeni'H&ve wiu
down their arms since the fightat Rafcpahan-
nocK station, and refused to serve longer in
the rebel army. They were ordered under
guard, but before the guard came they succeed
ed in dispersing themselves throngh the coun
try, and arc seeking opportunities to come into
our lines. He represents that the same des
perate feeling exists in the rebels from North?
cm Virginia, and the general belief in the
ranks is th.t that their cause is becoming more
hopeless as time passes.
The Governors of Illinois and Michigan,
and other distinguished guests, were entertain
ed by the lady managers of the Soldiers' Fair,
at Chicago, at a dinner. Fifty young girls
served as waiters, their costume' consisting of
a white short skirt, with red stripes running
from top to bottom, blue Spanish waist, tarle
tan breakfast cap?, and on the left shoulder a
rosette of red, white and bine, In the even
ing, addresses 'were made by several of the
The Fifteenth Regiment is being paid off.
They will draw about sixty thousand dollars.
The total vote of Lyon county, at the recent
election, was 531 votes. That of Shawnee
county was 524.
Col. Weer takcB command at Fort Leaven
worth and Col. Jennison at Fort Scott. Both
good men in the right place.
Major General Scott has issued an order set
ting apart the 18th and 19th inst. for battalion
drill of the Southern .Kansas State Militia,
Dispatches have been received at St. Louis
from Gen. Blunt, announcing his safe arrival
at Fort Smith with the immense train he was
Co. B, of the Kansas 9th, is to be stationed
at Emporia. The company has just returned
from the mountains, where it has been fighting
Indians for eighteen months.
The Topeka Tribune says the plasterers arc
rushing their work on the Capital buildings.
Tho Legislature and State officers will be bet
ter accommodated this winter with good rooms
than at any former session.
The editors of the Scientific American have
received from California a piece of wood from
a tree thirty feet in diameter, the annual rings
upon which indicate the age of the tree to be
0,300 years old.
It is computed that tho nicotine produced by
one year's growth of tobacco of the whole
world, would destory every living creature on
the face of the globe, "if its proportions were
administered in a single dose."
A special to the Tribune says Government
received information, through our Consul at
Monterey, that a few days before the capture
of Brownsville by Gen. Banks, a large cargo
of Enfield rifles, enough to arm aU the militia
in the State, arrived there.
Maj. L. C. Easton, Chief Quartermaster at
Fort Leavenworth, has been relieved and or
dered to report to Gen. Thomas at Chattanooga.
Lieut. Col. H. C. Headgcs, A. Q. M, will
take Major Easton's place at the Fort, and as
Chief Quartermaster of the Districts of the
Border, Frontier, and Colorado.
Tho War Department has authorixed Maj.
Gen. Blunt to raise another regiment of "Iron-
Clads, to be known as designated as the
"Eleventh Regiment U. S. Colored Troops,'"
(infantry) to be mustered into the service of
the United States for three years or during the
Thomas Bntchcr, Esq., of Atchison, has
raised a field of 35 acres of hemp, which is
estimated by good jndges to yield a half ton
to the acre on an average. Average cost of
cultivation, including breaking and hauling
to market, about $Jo. Average price of hemp
about 80 per ton. Profit per acre about 15,
all expenses paid.
The Union Pacific Railroad w ill be graded
to Lawrence sometime next week. It will then
be less than thirty miles from Topeka ; and at
the present rate of grading we may conclude
that the grading will be completed to this
place inside of thirty days. Wonderful!
Wonderful ! Tribune.
The present season is said to be the dryest
ever known on the plains. Owing to the dry
ing up of the Platte river and its tributaries,
large numbers of stock have died for want of
want of water above Fort Kearney.
Ono of the men arrested and hung for steal
ing the horses of Mr. Newman, near Sautrelle
Falls, in his confession before death, related
the circumstance of the robbery of Mr. Eli
Evans in A'aw township, giving all the facts
substantially as Mr. E. related them at the
time. Wc are glad that some of the villains
are overtaken by justice. Oskaloosa Independ
At a meeting of the Directors of the Union
Pacific Railway, held in New York on the 30th
ult, Major General John A. Dix was chosen
President, of the Company ; Thomas C. Durant
Vice President; John Cisco, Treasurer, and
Henry V. Poor, Secretary. This is for the
main line commencing at the 302 parallel, of
xvhich our A'ansas road is the ' Eastern Divi
sion. Some twenty Temples of Venus have been
suppressed in Washington lately by the police.
Large numbers of similar establishments are
still in full blast, and it is estimated Chat there
arc a grand army of " social evils,'' fifteen
thousand strong, on active duty at the Nation
al Capital As Uncle Abe has an eye to utili
ty, he ought to organize this force into Bloom
er Brigades, and send them down South to
operate amongst the rebels. The amount of
injury they would be sure to inflict would Ten
der them valuable auxiliaries to the army;
Corn Wanted We will pay until
further notice, thirty-three cents per bushel for
Corn in the ear, delivered to the Quarleraaaafer
at Port Riley. Streeter b Stricklsr.
Wood-chop f sn Wanted. We mt
ten hands to chop wood on the Fort SHey-Res-'
ervation, at $1.50 per cord. Streeterfc Strckler.
,Iha,Q9ta cf. Kansas Under tha-Xate Call.
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, Wab Department, ,j
Pkbvosx Marshal JGkneral'b'Offici,? y
. WA8aiNGTON,KD.tC.J Jfoy.!& '63, )
His Excellency, Thojias Carney, Govern
or of Kansas, Topeka, Kansas:
Sir: I bare the honor to inform you
faat Kansas' quota of the 300,000 volun
teers called for by the Presidents procla
mation of the 17th ult., is as follows :
Noathern District 831. r Southern District
825. Total, 1,659. "
This quota may not be entirely accurate,
as the enrollment on which it is baeed .is
partly estimated. Jt will be corrected, if
necessary, when full returns of the enroll
ment are received from the Provost Mar
shals. Meantime, you. will please go for
ward on the basis herein &et forth.
In assigning this quota no account of,-the
excess of troops heretofore furnished by
Kansas has been taken. In case a draft
should ever become necessary in that State,
the excess will be duly considered,
I am, sir, very respt'y your ob't serv't,
James B. Fry,
Provost Marshal General.
Captain D. II. Home 'publishes a letter
in the Topeka - Tribune of last week, con
taining some valuable suggestions relative
to foreign emigration. He says, among
other things : " Let the Legislature enact
a law for the appointment of a suitable
agent, who shall reside in New, York dur
ing the summer season, appropriating a
sufficient sum for office rent, advertising,
and maps and statistics of Kansas, whose
duty shall be to encourago all who land up
on our shores to give Kansas a trial, And
to prevent imposition upon, thoso who wish
to seek a home amongst us. By adopting
this course, Kansas will reap a rich return,
and soon tako her natural place in the front
rank of Western Slates, at a comparatively
trifling expense. Such an enactment de
mands the early attention of our Legisla
ture, and should meet with the hearty
approval of every member thereof, as this
question is of equal importance to every
section of Kansas."
Another Treasonable Plot
Washington, Nov. 13.
The Times' dispatch says it is understood
here from Canada, that Vallaudigham, Clay
and Marshal Kane had fully arranged for
passing through the We Hand Canal an
armed steamer, whose mission was, first,
to open the prison doors for the captive
rebels in Sandusky Day ; second, to arm
and equip these veterans, over 2000 in
number $ third, to seize a many propellers
on Like Eric as were needed, and arm and
man them ; fourth, to make Buffalo a heap
of ashes, and our vessels in port charred
skeletons; fifth, to burn Cleveland; sixth,
to wipe out the commerce of Lake Erie :
seventh, to consume Detroit, and effective
destroy commerce and cities of the lakes
from Ogdensburg to Chicago at a blow.
L'rd Lyons got out of his bed after mid
night to communicate the news to Mr.
Seward, an 1 afterwards tho Secretary of
War was up and got to tho wires. Colonel
Hoffman, Commissary General of prisoners,
left to-day to inspect the condition of the
rebels confined at Sandusky and elsewhere,
and adopt measures in retaliation for
barbarous treatment of our prisoners at'
The World's dispatch from Buffalo says
Attorney General McDonald is here, and
brings information which shows the serious
ness of the plot to release the prisoners, &c.
Lord Lyons received information of the
schema from citizens of Baltimore two
months ago. It appears a number of se
cessionists were to take passage in Chicago
and Ogdensburg propellers and seize them,
then intercept" the Detroit "and Buffalo
steamers; then threaten Ogdensburg and
Buffalo. They were to be aided by emm'is
saries in Buffalo, who would fire the city in
several places. The Canadian ministry bad
taken ample measures of prevention. There
are 15,000 secessionists in Canada.
Company "B" or the Ninth.
We noticed in Wednesday's paper, the
arrival of Captain Asaph Allen's company
from tho1 mountains. Since then we have
read a statement in the Conservative,oopied
from the Big Blue Union, making serious
charges against this company. It is alleged
that they took a soldier from tne jail in. that
town while they were on their return march
who was under sentence for assault with
intent to kill. Captain Allen flatly contra
dicts the charge, and savs that his men
were encamped over six miles from the
town upon the occasion referred to, and not
one of them left the camp for the night.
Captain Allen has shown us reports and
notices frost bis superiors, and a most com
plimentary endorsement from the command
ing General of the Department, all of which
indicate that bis company enjoy a very high
character in the service for good habits and
soldierly conduct. We know that Captain
Allen is regarded by his military associates
as a fine officer and a strict disciplinarian..
He keeps his men well in hand, and we
have no doubt that he and his company
have been grossly wronged by the charges
referred to. XcaveuicortlTimes.
Union Majorities. t
The following are the majorities for the
Union .ticket in the nineteen loyal States
that have held elections during the. past
seven months :
Js there" any doubt as to the kiad of stan
we shall elect President in 186$ ? , ..
ADDRESS-OF THE TOLORED. CONYENTIOlf TO
1 ' "-'THETOTIZENS OFfltAHSaJ. 1
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Gitf zens ajUansas, we appeal to you ok
a sject dfBT to us. jy $ auj yjfc the
riglit ofsuffrage. We ask" oTjoucaTmly
to consider the reasons which we shall pre
sent, in vindication r of our right to the
boon which we claim-at1 your-haads, and-of
the propriety of granting our request.
In asking you to grant us the elective
franchise, jto are, not asking -vou to tread-ir
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unsnowu paius, ur uuparb iruui tue spirit
of American Institutions. We-only- ask
you to return to the old ways and the true
spirit of the Government.
This Government was founded in the in
terests of Freedom, the founders thereof
appealing to the fundamental principles of
Liberty, Ju-tice and Equality, as their war
rant for what they did. We therefore hold
that to deprive any portion of the native
population of this country of so essential a
right as that cf suffrage, is to do violence to
tho genius of American Institutions, and
is a departure from the aims of the illus
trious founders of the Republic.
To prove that you, have departed from
the faith and practices of your forefathers,
we- have only to call your attention to the
fact that at tho commencement of ihe pres
ent century, colored men voted in nearly all
of the Statesslave as well as, free. It is
only within the last thirty-five years that
colored men have been deprived of tho right
to voto in North Carolina and Tennessee.
We mention these facts to disprove the
liethzt demagogues have so often asserted,
that this Government was instituted exclu
sively for white moo, and to vindicate the
sincerity . of tho fathers, when they said
tucyiabored for all men, by; showing that
their 2ractices accorded with their profes
sions. Nor was this Government founded ex
clusively by white men, as is often falsely
asserted. The Tree of American Liberty,
whose spreading branches now overshadow
a continent, germinated in n soil watered
by the blood of black as well as white men.
That black men do not now enjoy tho rights
for which their ancestors inv common with
yours fought, is their misfortune, but your
The white majority, corrupted by unex
ampled prosperity, aud forgetful that " the
ways of righteousness are the ways of
peace," have abused their power to the- ex
tent of not only depriving the black minor
ity of the rights of citizenship, but too
often of rights common to humanity.
This professedly Christian nation has in
its practice fallen far short of the maxim of
the old Heathen Philosopher of Greece
that "that Government is best where a
wrong done to the meanest citizen is an in
sult to the whole State." '
But in the providence of God the injustice
of nations, as of individuals, brings its pun
ishment. The nnnals of mankind, red wi'.h
the blood of slnughteroI nations, is mainly
but a record of their errors and consequent
This nation has longed turned a deaf car
to the cry of the black man, till at last his
wail, unheeded on earth, was beard in
Heaven. Heaven's answer is seen in a
land rent iu twain by civil war and drench
ed in fraternal bk.od. In ruined cities,
wasted fields, and desolated homes ; in the
tears of pareuts, who mourn their sons un
timely slain. In the agony of widowed
wives, whose husbands now sleep the sleep
that knows no waking. In tho silent sor
row and hidden tears of many a beauteous
maiden, whose betrothed ono shall ne'er
return, to bring gladness. to her heart, and
illume her countenance with the light of
Happily the nation's conscience, schooled
by misfortune, is becoming aroused- to the
necessity of repairing the many wrongs
which it has inflicted on the black man.
In tho progress of this war, destructive
of so many prejudices aud fruitful of so
many new ideas, it will doubtless be discov
ered thatit as necessary to make 'the black
man n voter, as it was to make him a nol
dier. He was made a .soldier to restore
the Union. He should be made a voter to
How else can you restore 'the Union on
any dorable basis? If left in exclusive
possession of the machinery of the State
government?, will not the white population
of the seceded States, humiliated by defeat,
estranged beyond hope, of reconciliation,
burniag for revenge, and maddened by the
recollection of a thousand injuries, suffered
and inflicted, seek to renew the strife on
the first "opportunity when, perhaps, the
nation is engaged iu a foreign war of gi
The restoration of the Union and the
elevation of the black man will go hand in
band. The nation will need tho black man
to vote for her ; therefore it will make him
a voter. Besides, the right of suffrage will
be necessary to the protection of tho black
population of the seceded States,
Nor would a just and magnanimous na
tion leave its devoted though humble ad
herents to be the victims of oppressive and
revengeful legislation, by the still haughty
though conquered slave oligarchy of the
We therefore have uo doubt that in a
few years colored men will vote in all of
the now seceded States,, as they did in
North Carolina; Maryland and Tennessee,
in the earlier and better days of the Repub
lic. And shall Kansas Ug behind when
the question is one of freedom? Kansas,
child of freedom, and prize of many a well
fought field !
Kansas, bora in. the throes of a mighty
eontict for liberty and justice, will not, can
not, prove recreant to the great principles
that stood her .sponsors, at the baptismal
font,, and still claim the obedience of their
child! -Citizens of Kansas, there is not a
cowardly .time-servex, .malignant Copper
bead,, oc katefui Border RafEan, still lin
gering in and i polluting your 'State, who
wiu not oppoaa ue granuag or our request
The question for. your conideration is,
whether youiN-Ukecounsel of, your cne
iiiea to th prejudice ofyour friend?' how
ler humblfjthey uiay be Weiay takt
t counsel fromV thine nemuis. J.ney
wiTl exclaim7 ' What, will you "grant, to
ignorant negroes just escaped from slavery,
the dearest right of the freeman a right
that 'requireSiHO such, intelligence for the
proper exercise thereof." The argument
predicated upon the general want of Fntelli-
genco.-among the- colored nonulnticn of
Kansas mighrat first sight seem weighty;
out a gooa cause was never lost because it
could not be defended by the lest reasons.
The argument that black men should not
vole, because ignorant, is met by the obser
vation that many ignorant white men vote.
The want of intelligence among them not
working a forfeiture of a natural and
inherent right. We contend that our right
to vote is natural and iuherent; resting it
upon the fact of our being born ;n this
country, and upon the form of Government
under which we live. While wo mainly
rest our claims on the immutablo principle
of rigtit and justice, yet there are other and
weighty considerations of public policy,
.which may bo urged in favor of extending
to' the black population generally the elec
Tho political equilibrium has been de
stroyed, and tho politics of this country
corrupted to an alarming degree by an
ignorant and nlien mass of voters. Alien
alike in birth, religion, and habits of
thought; Corrupt tbey have corrupted.
iroiai mey nave orutauzea. Acting as a
unit, they have disturbed the balance of
parlies, and elevated to the Presidency men
distinguished only for ounning and subser
viency to the slave power.
It is the conviction of every thoughtful
mind that in the future, as in the past, this
disturbing element will be the prize for
which demagogues will contend, mutually
corrupting each other to the ill of the nation
and the reproach of Republican institutions.
Should the right of suffrage be extended to
the black population, a counterpoise will be
found to this disturbing element. No ar
gument being necessnrv to convince all that
tho blacks will vote en masse on the side of
liberty, union, and tho supremacy of the
A knowledge of the good use tbey will
make of the right when acquired, will
silence the objections of every truly loyal
and patriotic man. It is the knowledge of
the noblo uses to which they will apply
their newly acquired rights, that embitters
the opposition of corrupt and disloyal men.
Men now seeking the ruin of their country
to tho end that they may the more com
pletely run riot jn their hatred of liberty
and justice. But you will not receive your
inspirations from the depraved and disloyal.
You will reflect that our misery i5 not
necessary, to your happiness. That your
rights can never bo securo whilst ours aro
denied. That if you would propitiate the
good genii of liberty, at whose benignant
smile deserts bloom, you mutt worship her
in spirit and in truth. Itcmcmber that as
in architecture, that building is most secure
whose base is broadest, so iu politic?, that
government is most permanent, whose base
rests on the broadest foundations of justice
and liberty. We beg yon to condemn that
atheistical and brutal dogma that "' uiiirht
makes right." Power create duties. The
fact that wo are weak, and you are strong,
so far from justifying you in oppressing us,
only multiplies our claims on you. With
nations, as with individuals, duties nre
measured by capacities.
In conclusion, we ask you to remember
that out of a population of 7000, wo have
furnished 2000 soldicis to the Army of the
Government, now seeking by the stern
arbitrament of the sword to" vindicate the
offended majesty of the laws, and preserve
intact the unity of the nation. These sol
diers are acknowledged, by universal ac
claim, to be equal to any in the great essen
tials of the soldier; obedience, aptitude for
discipline, and courage in the presence of
danger. They, emulous of the just renown
of the white soldiers of Kansas, have con
fronted danger with equal hardihood, bear
ing tha banner of their country proudly
aloft, full in the front of battle, encircling
it with a wall of fire, and Jiedgiog it about
with gleaming bayonets.
No cowardice on their part has caused it
to trail in the dust, or dimmed its glories.
Kansas, which took the lead in arming black
men, has no more dovotei soldiers, nor will
she ever have just cause to blush for her
Citizens of Kansas, shall your black vet
erans return victorious from the war, proud
of dangers past, of many toils cheerfully
borne, and of honorable scars bravely won,
to find themselves stilt denied the rights of
a manhood so nobly vindicated ?
U, men of Kansas, let it not be. Wo
say, men of Kansas, you who rescued her
virgin soil, long betrothed to freedom, from
the clutches of tho slave power. You who
hive so often vanouished in battle and
based from your State the tforder Ruffians
of Missouri brutal offspring of n civiliza
tion oppressed by slavery. You who have
done so much for liberty, will not stop now
appalled by prejudice derived from slavery,
and sole heritage of its hateful rule iu
No 1 still obedient to the voice of liberty
and honor, you will continue to lead the
reign of progress. You will not stop to
listen to the voice of slavery, whilst yet your
soil is wet with blood of martyrs, slain in
defence of liberty. Whilst tbe cries of
bereaved widows and orphaned children
still ascend t3 Heaven from the smoulder
ing rains of your citadel of freedom; wbiUt-i
there still Jive among you dishonored
matrons and attainted maides to cry aloud
against the brutal lust' of slavery. If there
are any still enchained by the batefal snirit
ofcaste, we beg youjo lake counsel of yoar
courage, and coaquer! your prejudices.
Anticipate the fruition of time, aBd grant
s to-day, .what yodjwill certainly-grant ma
in a few short years at most,
Listen uot to the. voice of expediency,
which in a contesttfof great priuciple, too
frt :.., inivil-KKM.fc
Comes oer the ewtticils-of the brave.
Blasting them in their hour of might. '
JOHN U. MORRIS.
Chairman Committee on Addresflr
Jennison to Baiso a Brigada.
It is now well settled that Col. Jennison
is to raise a .brigade of troops under the
recent call of the President. It is fortunate
for the service (bat this tried soldier i
willing to enlist his energies for this pur''
pose, mere can oe no uuuoi oi success in
any matter he undertake. He has tho
zeal, the skill, the patriotism every ele
ment of character requisite to accomplish
tic task of raising a brigado of the best
material that cju be gotten together iu all
The Sixteenth, now rapidly filling up,
will form a part of Jennison's Brigade, and
we predict that when it is full and ready
for the field, as it soon will be, there will
be no better regiracct iu the service, both
as to privates aud oflicers, through all the
Let it be set down as one of the things
sure to be accomplished, that Jennison will
have a full brigade of troops, complete in
every respect, and in the field within ninety
A Spirited Skirmish.
Cumberland Gap, Nov. 13.
A very spirited skirmish with the enemy
occurred yesterday, about ten miles from
tho Gap in Virginia. A forage train of
twenty-one wagons had been sent out, with
a guard of twenty-eight men. The wagons
were loaded and stnrted for tho Gap, wiiti
no appearance of danger, when suddenly a
party of seventy guerrillas dashed from a
convenient ambush, overpowering the guard
and compelling a surrender. The officers
clothing was immediately transferred to tho
backs of the rebels, and their wallets appro
priated. Whilst the rebels, ignorant of danger,
were approaching, Colonel Lcmcrt imme
diately led the charge with ten men of tho
4th battalion, Ohio Volunteers. A Jierco
band to hand fight occurred for a few min- ,
utes, when the rebels left the field in tho
most accelerated manner, severely whipped
and terribly frightened. The trains and
prisoners were recaptured, and seven of tho
enemy captured, two killed nnd four
wounded. An exciting chase of. ten miles
failed to overtake the flying rebels.
The Gold Mines of Idaho.
From a letter in the Leavenworth Tiniest.
dated Bannack City, Idaho Territory, Oct.
4th, we take the following extract: " The
mines on Stinkwater are being now worked
for fifteen miles in length, and new discov
eries arc being made every day. There aro
mines at the toot of Hal I Mountain, twclvo
miles from here ; also on Horse Creek
Prairie, twenty-five miles from here, and all
pay the miners from ten to 100 per day
to a man. It is estimated that there nro
from three to five thousand people in Stink
enwnter Mines. Every one can do well if
he will work. Stinkwater is the fast town.
All the gamblers and pimp3 arc iu that fa
mous city, and out of si me claims they are
taking pounds instead of ounces of gob)
daily. These are facts, and 1 presume this
country will prove the richest poor mau's.
mining c untry ever discovered. It don"t
need nny machinery for the 'gulch mining,
which is extensive here. Every day new
discoveries are being made. It is a bard
country to iie in, but there is plenty of
gold here; no rubbing it out, and no hum
bug. Enclosed 1 send you, by , who
leaves here in the morning, ten small speci
mens of gold as tbey were taken from tho
mother earth. Tbi gold passes here for
eighteen dollars per ounce. These ten
specimens weigh n little over ten dollars ;
but these are no specimens to what they
arc taking out here, some weighing from
850 to 6200 and $300 each. Wc are with
in 280 miles of Fort Benton, on the Mis
souri, and 350 miles from Salt Lake City,
and about 600 miles from Salmon or Boiseo
River Mines, where they are taking out as
big piles of gold ns here. The routo I
came is only about 1200 miles from Leav
enworth." Canada Furs.
On this subject the Montreal Herald
says : ' Owing to the low state of water on
the upper Mississippi and Missouri, the
largest part of tho American oollection -
buffalo skins did not reach market this sea
son, and the Hudson's Bay Company, by-
some cause or other, has not brought tor-
ward its usual collections, xrom these.
causes buffalo robes have run up to an un
heard of price in New lork, tbe whole
market being monopolized by one party.
Ho. 1 are held there today at thirteen dol
lars instead of six dollars. The Canadian
markets, therefore cannot be supplied from
that source, and ouly the remaining skins,
from last year's collection are on our mar
ket, which sell from seen and a half to
eight dollars and a half per robe. Tho sale
of manufactured furs has been unusually
brisk both for Upper and Lower Canada,
and the manufacturers feel badly the waul
of sufficient brands, the steck on hand be
gins to show that assortment gives out;
opossum fur is still tbe leading article- for
the Upper Canada trade, and Persian lamb
and otter for Lower Canada."
Strayed from Fort Riley on or about' the
15th of October, a sorrcll mare, seven or eight
years old, diamond in forehead, marks of the
saddle on her withers, had a rope around her
neck, about fifteen hands high, and a sucking
colt by her side. Any person giving informal
tion as to where she Bay be foand, or retmm-1
ing her to the undersigned at Fort Biley, will '
be liberally rewarded. CHARLES GYEB.
ITT The subscriber,' will hear classes recite, emi
of school hours, in the Languages, or higher
branches of .English aBd Mathematics, if desired.
and sufficient encouragement be gives.
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