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. ,-Junction, City," Kansas,
ANOTHER SWINDLE ON FOOT.
By a private letter from Topeka wc learn
tint there is another swindle on foot", wLich
has for its object the- choosing of electors
of President and Vice President of the
United States, ly the present Legislature,
and to prevent any election for that purpose
being held by the people of Kansas in jtfo
tember heM. There i9 no law of Congress
declaring, by whom the Electors of the
States shall be chosen, whether by the peo
ple or by the Legislatures, but in all the
Free States it has been the law that the
people .should select. The only slave State
in which they have, of late years, been
chosen by the Legislature is that of South
Carolina. Wo have no law in Kansas on
the subject, but following the precedents of
the Free States, tho people here have been
flattering themselves that they were to vote
directly for the electors j but Carney and
Wood think they could make a better thing
by having the Electors chosen by the Leg
islature. Infamous and damnable as fcuch
a fraud would be, it is. not more infamous
and damnable than the one which has been
attempted by them, in their effort to deprive
the people of a choice in the selection of a
Senator, and after that wc are prepared to
hear of their attempting any crime known
in the calender. Our correspondent says if
this thing can be carried through, the se
lection of Electors will be with reference to
the interests of Mr. Chase, and that Senator
Pomeroy is very anxious that the electoral
vote of Kansas should in some way be se
cured for Chase. Carney and Wood think
this the only ,way it can be done. We should
be loath to believe that either Mr. Chase or
Mr." Pomeroy were privy to any such infa
mous scheme, but we hayc no doubt about
the. readiness of our conspirators to engage
iu anything that will damage or wrong the
people of the State, for whose rights and
interests they feel only contempt.
Gentlemen, you bad better not attempt
this last fraud. Hemp is very dear, and
there ftrc several of you. '
THE BRIDGE BILL KILLED.
Eoort after the meeting of the Legislature,
Mr. Joucrj of Salina, introduced a bill which
had for its olyect the bridging of the streams
of the "State, by mortgages upon the internal
improvement linds of the State for five years,
and a ilisiiibution to the counties of such of
the mortgages as they might, respectively, by
o vote of their people, require ; the counties
recch iug the mortgages to pay the interest up
on them at seven per cent., and the State, at
the eud of the timo, selling sufficient of the
lands to pay off the mortgages no one county
to receive exceeding $25,000. By the Act of
Congress under which these lands were donat
ed to the Stato, they ore to be employed for the
pnrppses of 'internal improvement, and can
be used by the State for no other purpose what
ever. They amount to 500,000 acres. They
were selected by Commissioners appointed by the
Governor in 18G1, and at a cost of over $5000 to
the people. During the past two years we have
had them on hand, but they have been of no
benefit whatever. Their sale at this time by the
State is not desirable, for the reason that they
would not bring in the market anything like the
money which they would bring if held five ears,
and the Railroad should be built, which we have
good reason to believe will be in that time. The
object of the bill introduced by Mr. Jones was to
ave the lands to the State until they had attain
ed To something like their true yalue, and at the
same time make them available to the people in
the erection of bridge, thereby facilitating inter
course, traici and commerce, along our fertile
valleys, enhancing the value of real estate of the
country, and saving the people a grievous load
of taxation. The bill Vas carefully drawn, nd
with a view to securing exact and even-handed
justice to all portions of the State. No complaints
were made that the lands were about to be used
for improper purposes, that the State did not
need bridges, or that inequality or unfairness
would result in the distribution. Yet the bill
has been killed, and our streams are to go ua
bridged, and our internal improvement lapds
are to be left on our hands, utterly worthless and
Useless, and, as they cannot be sold, occupied or
improved, a curse to the State instead of a bless
,ing, as they were designed by the donor.
Why has-the bill been killed? We confess
that we dfBlike to give the reason. We dislike
to do it," because it is a confession that villainy
did not die out in Kansas politics when Border
Buffianisni expired. We dislike to do it, because
it will be a confession that our own Republican
party has nursed into life a brood of sfcoun'drels
,wbose records. make those of Buford and Titus
respectable. The Bridge Bill wis killed because
Mr. Jones, Mr. Strickler, Mr. Fullington, and
"Mr. 'Johnson, Mr. Grover and Mr. Brumbaugh
were opposed to the election of Thomas Car
ney to the United States Senate, and because it
"was believed by the Gubernatorial Legislative
Vonsplfrrars'Hha't the West wds a unit in oppo&i
.ties to the fraud. No other reason none what
ever. That UiA-desperate character of the "flirty
thrcvo v,ho at present control the lyegniatute
niR3r be better known and understood, it is only
necessary to state, this further fact, tnattke appro
priation for the support oT'lbe Agrjeultaf"l Col
It ge, th'e State tjfliyersity'and the iWrmj School,
arc all to be defeated upon the single ground
that friends of those institutions opposed the
fraud ; the counties of Lyon andWabaunsee and
Marshal ore to be dismembered and their territory
attached to other counties ; and claims against
theState for services by persons not privy to the
fraud or endorsers of it,ereto be defeated, aad-aH
contracts of every kind with 'persons who dondt
sanction theHraud are to be-naaulleaj f . yayy
merit refused and the obligations repudiated
These arc the means by which the contempti
ble creatures who have seised the Legislature,
hope and expect to force, the people to sanction
and sanctify their treason and their crime.. The1
poor wretches may persuade themselves that they
can, by such means, force the people to stultify
themselves, to say that is black which is white,
and that is fair which is foul, but if so,the'past
history of Kansas is not her present and will not
be her future history. "Thepast has shown that
the people of Kansas know their rights, and at
all coats knowing dare maintain them. So it
willjbe in the future.. No mistake about ,that,
gentlemen swindlers and traitors. The. honest
freedom loving people of. Kansas can neither be
bought or driven. Tou ought to know that,
Messrs. Conspirators, and you would, know if you
could read the history of he State for the past
ten ears. Tou will know it before you are
hanged, unless justice overtakes you suddenly.
m m m
We have spent several hours to-day enjoying
that sweet felicity which comes of reading
the literary productions of the eminent gentle
man whose names heads this article produc
tions which have been paid for by him at good
rates, and read by him, before large and en
thusiastic assemblies,' from Beginning to rend
without " spelling " a single word. They are
greatl yea, we' may say, -grand, and, we'might
add, without being justly accused of extrava
gant panegyric, grandiloquent!! - In proof
that our enthusiasm has not been needlessly
excited, wc propose to furnish our readers with
a few excerpts from these sublime,"ten cent per
line effusions. Here is an extract from" his
gi cat lecture before' the Leavenworth Mercan
tile Library Association. The attempts which
have been made by a few of the brutal presses
of the State to "disparage this noble production,
because it is second-hand, having been read,
by another man, before a little one-horse con
cern of .like name in Cincinnati, and in two or
three school houses in Ohio, is most unjust to
Gov. Carney. The fact is it cost his Excellen
cy nearly as much as if it had " been bran
new ;' for, at the time he contracted for it, lit
erature w as high, and a good second-hand lec
ture would bring nearly as much in the market
as a gallon of the best brandy.
" Alas that rum should be so dear,
And empty words so cheap.'
That's a quotation of ours, we think, from
Cowper, but will not be certain. Ills Excellen
cy could doubtless tell us, for he is familiar
with the English classics. "Let us ;be just,"
and give his Excellency who has ''the mon
ey," and who has "no heirs" credit for what
ever he pays for. Here is the extract.: It may
properly be headed
ADVICE TO, THE FEOPLC:
" Indeed, if I digress, let me advise the peo
ple, if tHcy will hear my advice, to guard, every
way, against this very quality wc call, citnmng.
It is the bane of Republics. Nothing doth
more hurt in a State, said one of the wisest
statesmen of the world, than that cunning men
pass for wise. Nothing, indeed, can be more
unfortunate. For what is wanted? Simply
this, that those elected to office, those in power,
should deal justly, and use this power-piopcr-ly.
If this be not done, we shall have no hon
esty in our public officers, and should this evil
continue, no manliness among the people.
' Plain good intentions, genuine simplicity of
heart, with industry, is always 4a healing and
cementing principle, and while sure to con
serve order, is certain to secure liro&ress. (Sin
ning is -denounced by all able writers, and
especially by those who treat most solidly upon
the stability of Governments. 'The 'best of
poets join with them, as you will readily per
ceive, from this description of tho -cunning man
' n ith that low cunning which in fools supplies,
And amply, too, the place of being wise,
Which nature, kind, indulgent parent gave
To qualify the blockhead for a knate ;
With that smooth falsehood whose appearance
cuarms, , I
And reason of each whole doubt disarms,
Which to the lowest depth of guile descends,
By vilest 'means pursues the-rjear ends;
Weys friendship's mask for purposes of spite,
Fawns in the day, and butchers in the night.'"
It is but proper that we should remark here,
that, we regard as unwarranted the imputation
which has lately been made, that the tcricer, of
the lecture intended) by his quotation, to satir
ize his reader, and that the last line of the poe
try, "Fawns in the day, and butchers in the
night,' has relation to his Excellency's dealing
with the great ogre, Lane. It is impossible
that any such thing could have been intended,
for be i,t remembered, the lecture waa written
more than ten years ago, and how could 'the
writer, unless prophetically inspired, have
satirized a transaction so far, then, in the fu
tures unless, indeed, he was thereunto ."cheer
ed" by good omens," or by those "bayonets
But we'mustpasa on to another attractive.
telling and. admirable passage in this lefty and
elevated second-hand lecture. It is said this
is an interpolation of the lecture as originally
written. On that point we make no issue. It
Is good no matter whether its cost was fire
cents a line or ten. -
THE KISIXO GENERATION.
Home bred, and home inspired 'feeling, is
tne most enduring.
I felt the honor conferred nnon me by vou.
in electing me the first President of this Asso
ciation, therefore more deenlv. than" I did 'the
higher honor, conferred upon me,so generous
ly, ny me people or tne state, because it was.a
"But I turn from myself, and would, look
only, to tne rising generation. L am at that
age when 1 can do so. I am mid-way'between
those entering 4ne stage ef-action, aaditlmee
preparing to leavejt. Jconceive as I can
readily do, for I have passed through the fear
ful ordeal I knewikowthe yennjrilmnn.atek-
ing employment, or kew-tke eltrk having jut
secured empioyment,,Mis. They are r stran
gers. Socially, they are knknown; and there
is for them no home, no menalT ties 'or home,
r es he atkss- Where
rhfen till dsj's tail is over!
Itw:TcUv4ire-Bfturei d rettiCmeaUlli
And Mivsicallv. aftel hoursfaf inW nHMit labor?
Tne Baioonsvare open.; antEiinssr -Ugnis glare
V " i r 3 .i - ,5. . . V
brightly in night s darkest hours, to entice the
passer by, and. decoy the unsuspecting. ."Voice
of merriment, and peals of laughter echo on
thejsjreet 'antiityreak its, silence; jai leMlj
cncnanimem io me man seeking a piacc iu
while away the passing hour, -The gambling
houses, too, yawning Hells, are open, inviting
their tinsnsbactifiKf viotims "Osr to desperation
and certain rufh'r -' " v -i-rj-1
eambline houses ? Where the places to which
the yonng may go Jo eeenpevihe siiinjsare -toJ
overtake the freauenters of bom l x aaarec
myself not to old men: for their ways: are fixed.
toyouqg'men.'jWhose ways are nor fixed,
it would implore them Yo shttn '"both. "Bus
feelings and principle's which" ferin "character
are or graaaai, ana; ov miensiuic.-grujrw
Habits when first formed, nr,ijgM,a gossa-
but habits, once fixed, are iron chains, ' which
the wildest hurricane cannot break. Xet every
yonng man. then,1 feel the1 necessity', potiM as
life itselff of laying deep and strong-the. foun
dation of Bis character, I speak fromj.PWMi-,
al observations I bae .known nundredsTbf
young men. mapy.'Vf' them with' far greater
advantages than rehjoyed, who KaVe fallen by
the wayside, wrecked in fortune and ruined im
health, from the elects of saloons -and 'gam
bling houses. It will do so here, if we .dj ,not
guard early,, and guard earnestly, against like
results'. We offer a substitute. We effer in
stead of these saloons and gambling houses an
educating home for young men.
I appeal to the solid men of Leavenworth; jl
appeal to Fathers, whose sonsare seeking em
ployment; I appeal to Mechanics and Manu-
fectureM : 1 appeal to all classes. w "
From the Leavenworth Times of all last jear.
THOS. CARNEY, , , ,
C0B5EB. LEVEK ASD CIUULOKEK STJUCET, ,:
Has in store the followiog stock of (
FRESH STAPLE AND 2ANCY GROCERIES :
PURE BRANDIES, WINES & OLD WHISKY,
Casks, QuaxtexvjCasks.axd Bottles.
Oar stock iseompleiefand eur'ioermson-
, , jRemember the place : ', , .
Corner' Leiiee- andfherokee Sfreet, n.
, LEAVENWORTH CITY." u ,
u Conclusion of his firsjb message : . i
j, THE GOVERNOR PIETY. .
". May f he Father of all restore peace to our
u.o., , , , ,. , , .,... . . n. ?.-
beloved land,' and once again unite our people I
May his 'wisdom alone Omnipotent in muster
ing mercies in human behalf guide the rulers
of .the Nation andloC the-State, and light their
pathway in this hour of darkness and of trouble.
. " When the devil was sick
The devil a monk would be ;
When the devil got well.
A devil a monk was he.? .
From the Council Grove Press :s .?
XEAVENWORTH CITY, KANSAS. .
Have the largest stuck .of Staple and Fanej
Groceries west of Sv L0U19. Also on hand
a fine assortment-of
PURE BRANDIES WINES AND OLD
.BARRELS, HALF .BARRELS. QUARTER
BARRELS AN.1 BOTTLES. .
Wc have also a few tons of
. . INDIAN (iOODS,
Such as Blankets, Cloth, Wampum, Beads,
' and Tnuset9.
There, reader, that must suffice for to day.
Said we not justly that the reading of Carney
literature was refreshing, enchanting, exhilerat;
ing ? Look at the astounding venality of genius
manifested. Here is wisdom'for the foolish, lore
for the unlettered, poetry Forthe moon struck
bathos for the billions, piety forthe pnblef"and
drinks for the million!' Who will dare to say
that a man possessed of such 'glittering' gifts of
head, sush tenderness of heart, such excellent
liquors, such piles of money, i not qualified to
represent this contemptible State of .Kansas
that insignificant body, the Senate of the United
States? , . '
IT PIICH3S, t
The pensioned slanderers of the "rich igno
ramus ' have invariably answered the free, out
spoken indignation of the people, with scurrilous
attacks upon those taking an aetive part in such
meetings. Scurrility is the only weapon they use
in defence of their crime. The following miser
able "take off" on the meetiag held in this
place a few -weeks ago . w find in the Topeka
Tribune. .The words "loyal eittmma . '.are ital
icized in the Tribune, thereby impugning the
loyalty 'of those engaged, which, if based upon
information given by the one whom we think,
may be considered in the light of a good joke :
" Tbb Davis Cocjctt Ixdios. Last week the
loyal citizensiof Davis county held a meeting to
denounce the 'damnable fraud The movers
were Martin of the "Union,1 Wilcox, A. W. Callen
and R. DMobley.- These, with a few eurious
citizens, constituted the 'immense outpouring of
. "George W.Martin is a clever fellow, with
red hair, 4wbdr don't never wear no man's col
lar;' and belongs to the Land Office at Junction
" Wilcox,, is an ancient and attenuated peda
eocue.'who has" reside'd"in 'Davhtconntv nearlv
two months, during 'whtch-time he has taught
lae you br luess now u anoou. . j
"A. w. uaiten u snensvor uavis uonnty.
Shortly after the election we read somethiair like
the.followlpg in thelTnion :
'"C0TFKRHEADS TarciirHAXT. A. W. Callen,
the whisky copperhead candidate foe Sheriff,
is "elected by a small majority ,
"R-D.-Moblev is a choice exotic from the Old
Dominion, 'transplanted id tbisState to assist
Bitford in crueniBgout tne seeds Of freedom ewn
in '54 and '56.. He has 'a brother ia the rebel
army,-and would, ha vebeen there himself but for
Such uncalled for and malicious slanders of
private ciuxens, as is nere.maae upon mr. jioo
leyfoc simply exercising one of "the righto pt.
citizea. exhibits the contemptiblenesS of a sneak.
kr. Mobley is "a quiet, worthy young pjan,
and '-has "never taken, any very active "paft
in public1 meetings. .'He attended in obedience
10 uip caij, aou ueiug upyusi m sucu, ui4uhuu
proceedings as the one whiett tne people were
called to denouWke consentjed io'aetiiw See
reUry.i'Wfceve always" off ss MrJ Mebley
iajfsuitiasi.but'aave sever Jaad aay psaadajfec
aneationiag bja .loyalty, except it wash'w Jrotfbr
F. Z Tayfer." . - . 'J ,"
t.,We never made1 any.soeh aesertioa.regatdiag
and whiah smsctjgsi Mr. Callah wilL, dpubtlem
new admit, ainee' he has' seen hdw'oadljkis
Representative has sold him. r-4-'
no fajsihr where, tin
. "wpAM ntumjL3
jfgalr Tilniilin cUniijiliillJL
fpy; tnejftllowing Urttonieebc4
ian anxious nquirerfBHelyawse-f
ed to a realising sense of his benighted condi
tion in a political point of view, and the Sen
atrtTrtom this District-far th bff t,jcf wfea
it may concern, trusting that all members of
the Micawber- Fraternity who are watching
d waiting fsr4 something to turn up-' Ap
their political advantage wiH-Ukenotiee there-
ef, assljtflamj thsiiasmewmeea, smnjmrt snsl I
l-c' t "TT7- EfM?yi8i18M
Geit. S, X,Striekler DEAmf I ave.just
heard of the.elecaon of United States. Senator.
I'bad; never susplcioned that the .effort would
be made tkjs.wiater, and am net posted at ,o
1 the" policy of the movementvj-jBut J;hope you
are on .the right side, andwon tht-witming jside
alsov . I .have thjs muchspersonaL interest in
your welfare and thai of ypu-friends. aTou j
understand me. Please post me up.
i 0 fir. Respectfully. .Yours,
' &EPLT. -, ')','.
rtM , t Topeka, February I7,rl864.
ity Dear Sir .'Your "favor of the 13th inst.
is just received, and,l need 'not tell you 'how
highly I appreciate the interest you manifest
in my welfare. I hasten to respond, and trust
that, should.my answer. hetray a lack of world
ly wisdom suited to the exigencies of the
times, you will pardon it in consideration of
my youth and inexperience.
You say that you had never suspected that
an effort would be made this winter to elect a
U.S. Senator. Neither had I. I hadf it is true,
seen it' insinuated in the several newspapers
of 'the State that' Lane, being capable of con
cocting and carrying out any scheme however
corrupt or villainous, might even attempt to
take advantage o'f the people andi bring en an
election prematurely, thereby disgracing1 the
State and defrauding' the electors of the -right
to designate whom' they wished to represent
them in the U. 8 Senate. ' I confess that the
very Suggestion of the thing startled "me -and
that I rejoiced exceedingly when I sawf that
Gen. Lane not only disclaimed but indignantly
denounced the project. After that I , neither
heard, read, nor thought of the, matter. When
I came to Topeka at the commencement of the
session I heard it alluded to quite frequently,
but it-was only alluded to, to be disapproved
of and denounced ..by, every member of the
Legiaature3"conrersedIwith. Nor. did.I. Mar
a single, voice, raised in; approval of such a
scheme during the .first two weeks of the ses
sion. Judge then of my astonishment when
the effort was made, sustained and .carried
through to its. consumat ion by the very men
I had so (recently heard .denouncing it, and
saw it sustained and applauded by the very
presses which hid' represented it as a scheme
villainous and black enough to cap the climax
in the career of Jim Lane ! ' I was reminded
of the proverb of Sancho Fanza that, " A poor
man's cow is often shot for looking towards a
cornfield, while a rich man's ass may-leap the
fence and fill himself with impunity."
You profess not to understand the "policy '
of the movement. I am a little surprised at
thai, for to' mc it seems as plain as a pikestaff.
The policy is' the same that Ahab and his
Queen Jezabel pursued when the'y coveted Na-
both's" vinyard the same the shrcwd'father is
saicl to have recommended to Ins son on his
setting out in life, viz 1 , 'Get money (or place
or power) "honestly my son but be sure and get
Mankind have nil one general rule.
Anile since time began,"' 't
That they should err who have the-towkb.
And those should keet who can I." ' ,
Having as I trust sufficiently expounded "the
policy of "the movement," I tnast'next explain
to you the unfortunate aad hneiiliatiag-posilion
which I am compelled to occupy, and the reasons
therefor. You soy you hope I anron'the "right
aide, and on .the winning 'side also." Ah I my
dear sir, those words indicate jest' where my
trouble arose. .But I will explain;:, my early
education, as I can now understand, was griev
onsly neglected..! had 'the misfortune to be
brought up with certain old fashioned notions
which I find it difficult to; get 'rid of, as, for
instancethat under our republican form of gov
eminent, a representative was bound to carry out
in good faith the wishes of his constituents, and
that it was just as' wreng to lie, cheat, and steal
in political life as it is in private life. I was
even taught to believe that a man might better
act with the minority than' to betray a trust
reposed in him by his constituents. Such no
tions I am aware; are bow considered old fogy
ish, and are 'quite out of use, but I find it ex
ceedingly hard to get rid of. them. Then I was
never taught the use' of.tiiose most indispensable
of articles in modern politics a political weather
eoek, wbiek shows which way the wind blows
a political thermometer, which tells when to
blow hot and'whea cold hi pelitieaV barometer,
which enables the possessor to foretell-suddea
and violent chaages and ,a " Market Report of
Political Price. Currenti" for the, purpose of
"keeping poaUd." ; . t
Having, as I before intimated, long ago. token
up with the opinion that it would be an outrage
of the very worst sort for'" Jim. Lane," or his
friends, to briag on a Senatorial .election $his
winter for the purpose ef forestalling the peppK
choice, sad jBot being, an adept in the asianee of
" twisting and tumng."pn short notice, I atterly
foiled to p!aee.myself oa'tb'e " winning' side,
amw fun eon teat myself with the 'simple
satisfaction of bain? in the;' right.'' r
On refleetioB, I $Mak I shall be able to endure
the lehagria, and am tiying to refresh., myself
with the thofgbt that j , . T'
"The ree iti )t always get,
By him as fastest runs,-k -
Hot the battle by the people-what
L u 8hoot"wrth the longest guns."-
You request me to"jKt'ydu!'up,,!butrIhM8t
beg(to U'exelsed, 1 can't get "'posted ap" nry
self: My'old'-faiaiosed-B'otioas wflfclinst'tome.
and If sWe-isfally1 enaeluded, tbai'fbr my'seif my
tSem'St serrieehMVo nearly l.expred 'thai'lW
aotaifcrd'" expense of piiseutiug'-nkt appeta
retimes. wfiich-t havehdy; expkiaW toyen
as beiag nd'epraisblsrtor these whose ekief am
is to- "keep posted," and toslwavvbe oa the
winning kide." With you it may be different.
aasVifyou should wish tolrosnVtbf'iuriogs?
an become fasliar withAefsf ussyyeo can finij.
aramle accomnjfdatiostt d' yen yhjl?
Caplul previoosotJftrfintof Mireh? -- -
I am, very respectfully, c,
S. M. STRICKLER.
The Xeve Tewarca MoMlt.
Cairo, Feb. 20.
r rAn officer from Bis $Uekf river reports
that just before reaching Jacksbo. a skir-
mwlk snad hatwnsm a maUiaa efflssmial
Sherman's forces and. a body of four or fiv
thousand rebels, in vliui .tho, .enemy was
aeieaieu, anaioriy qi( inern'Oapturea. uur
army -passed through Jackson in ,two. col
umns, the enemy., retreating across Pearl
river so precipitately that his pontoons, two
I pieces of . artillery and a number of prise n
e'rsfeU into our hands. Our , forces seized.
provisions ot jui Kinasv. nd. swept 00.
Greai'dissatisfacUon.is said to exist, among
Kentucky, .Tennessee and Mississippi regi-
menra ancl.a large numce of deserters arc
cbmuig intaour lines. " t
lieoeral bnerman, reached., Aiexidian ten
days after leaving Vicksburgl., , ,
A portion of lien. JLutties divisrqo got
behind, and was cut off from the expedi
tion, aad returned to Vicksburg.
Gen,. rMcArthur, is in command of the
district of Vicksburg, Gen. .McPherson
having accompanied Sherman with most of
A refugee from Mobile reports that the
inhabitants of that city feci secure from
attack. Fifteen thousand rebel, troops are
reported In and about the city. . Union
sentiment prevailed to a considerable ex
tent, which will be expressed as soon us
protection is afforded. , 5 ,
'' " ' HSWS GLEAHWQS. " '
More than eighty-seven, thousand .Irish
left their country last year for tho United
States. - t
1 Guerrillas keep up a musketry fire upon
steamers below Memphis, but Utile damage
is reported. .:'
' Gov." Watts of Alabama,' has-telegraphed
to'the citixens of Selma to prendre to re
ceive non-combatants from Mobile, as- that
place would soon bo attacked by the Fed
erals.' T -
In the House on the 17th' Mr. Garfield
stated that there will be seventy-four roil
lion dollars of gold in tho Treasury July
The, officers who escaped from Richmond
haye been granted a furlough of 30 days.
Gen. Curtis, on bis return to Kansas
from Fort Smith, when near the old battle
field at Prairie Grove, pod while' separate
from .the mnin body of bis escort, was fired
upon several times from ambuah, but es
Tho gurvivors of a partv of Toxan loyal
ists arrived at Fort Smith on-the 19th ins'.
The main party was attacked in the Keno
sha valley, 120 miles from the former place
and all but 11 killed' or captured. All
roads are closely guarded ''now, making it
very difficult to escape.
Intelligence hjs reached Fort Smith that
Gen, Price has received rixty days furlough
to enable him to go to Texas and Mexico.
The belief at headquarters, and throughout
the rebel army, is that be will never return.
He left Camden len days ag, with a small
escort in citizen's dress.
A fetter received at Washington from
Chattanooga says .the colored troops organ
ized in 'the Southwest by Adjutant General
Thomas, will perform an important part in
the spring campaign in- that' region.. 75.
000 colored men will bo ready for service
in fhVSouthwest'by-'May Iht " l M
The Herald's New Orleans- letter of the
Dth, reports that on1 the 'Sunday previons,
Gen. Dick Taylor attacked our troops sta
tioned opposite Natcherand was 'repulsed
with considerable loss, and driven six miles.
The attack was renewed the next morning,
when' the" rebels were' again unsuccessful,
being repuTsed with loss. 'Their forces
' The steamer City of Manchester's news
is oigory important, da engagement, last
ing six hours, had taken place between the
Danes and Germany ,tat Missapdri. The
Danish outpost's w-ero driven In by the Ger
mans, but the Banes, repulsed, tb'eir assaults
on the place. The Prussians lost, 1,000
men in their attack on. Missandri. They
used 24-pouadergnos.: r Mtjn
The Maryland Stale Convention " at Bal
timore 00 the 52d, iastrncled the delegates
to-the National Convention-to voto for Mr.
Lincoln as their, first.aad only choice.'
Tne Indiana Union State- Convention or
ganized at Indianapolis on tho 23d i Reso
lutions" TecoasmeBdiag Emboli for' reflec
tion were passed unanimously. Governor
Morton was nominated for rd election by
aeekaetion. They present' the name' of
Andy Jouasori as frit choice for Yiee Pres
ident. i:Tne'St. Louis Democrat's Salt Lake cor
respondent, dated the 5th; says' a" desperate
bnfd of highwaymen exists 'along 'the, road
from Salt Lake to the Bannack 'miriesj who
rob and murder, the returning miners.-
oometime since, the citizens of Bannack
formed a Vigilance association, 'who have
hung -thirteen oi the robber, including
Henry" Trummtr, their captain, and' the
Sheriff, of Bannack arid Stinking Water
MiirevBbck Stinson, Deputy Sheriff,1 and
George','anet 'Deaury'Skeriff'of Vireinra
City. Seventy-two names are ,tilTi)n -the.
list in the hrodruf the. vieilance comaiitte,
t..l:ii 1 .-.j j Air. i - ' - '
wuu win va uhwu p jme-same manner
ir-Sea" caught' - : -" l -'a .'- - - j
tfls kbowato the' authorities thatdf
tike 109 escaped Uisron oScerf kave arrived
fwfely. Twenty-five have beea rVcapi tared,
KviuK iutkw iu ue accounted lor
i tut tR.- . ; it c--,cl i-,( . .J i
.JXkelitjatojMthrttfiadjeuri aeat T
day? JiwfUbetinie. '- : ''
lastker Fir in Mlnawartk.
We learn froa tke 'Leavenworth Con
servafitfs thai anther disastrous fire took
P - ce in Oat eitj.otl tridat. the 19th inst,
t broke OTnbou"rfi?e oclock in the orn-
ing, ond lastedxtiU-nearly svnrand-l4H-s
Uy,burned o ashes every store between 7
tho corner of Third and Delaware streets.
on the south side of Delaware, as far ean
as the store of "Henry Grasvr.
The buildings were wooden , and of tho'
most unsubstantial character, and it is real'
tyan-advantage to-tbc city" to have then
out of the way..
The locality, however, was-one of the
most popular is town for the. retail trade,
the stocks of goods were largo, aad the loss
to their owners is most serious.
At one time a third of tho business por
tioa of the city was seriously threatened.
The air sparkled with fire brandsnd tho
eager flames leaped across the street. Tho
wind, which had been quiet,, becan to in
crease, and every spectator trembled for tho
the safety of bis own houso and his own
The catastrophe was averted by the kind
ness of the elements and by the almost
superhuman efforts of hard-working men.
It seemed almost impossible to do it, but
the work was done, and many a man breath
JOHN H. EABNAN,
DEALER in TIN-WARE,
Jxmctioii City, Kan.
HAVING THE MOST COMPLETE
set of tools, with all the late improve
ments, of any Tin-Shop in "Western Kansas, I
am enabled to turn ont the neatest and most
durable work. Ererthing in my line on hand,
or furuished upon short notiee. Repairing at
tended to promptly. I will take, in exchange.
Brass, Copper, Lead aid Rags.
'December 26, 1863. n7yl.
.WILLIAM S. BLAKELY,
Davis & Clay County,
OFFICE IX STONJB LAND OFFICE,
JUNCTION CITY, KANSAS
S. B. WHITE,
Attorney & Counsellor
ILL PROMPTLY ATTEND TO ALL
business entrusted to his care in West
ern Kansas. nltf
The Frontier iNTiarsery
PATRONISE nOME INDUSTRY I
COMMENCE AH ORCHARD THISSKAI0K
Thc proprietor of the above Nursery, situat
ed five miles from Fort Riley, on the Fort
tiler and Fort Aearney Road, six miles due
west from Ogden, now offers for sale
80,000 Choics and Reliable Fruit
Consisting of Apples, Pears, Peaches and
Cherries ; also Chestnuts and a large collec
tion of grape vines and small fruits black
berries, strawberries, currants, gooseberries,
and rhubarb and shrubbery; roses, peonies,
tulips, snowballs, lilacs, flowering quince and
honeysuckles ; Lumber D' poplar, maple and
locust trees; all of which I will sell at tha
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 lDOi) ; large, for immediate bearing,
fifteen dollars per 100. seventy dollars per 500,
one hundred and thirty-five dollars per 1000.
Peaches, seedling, two and three years old,
four dollars per 100, nineteen dollars per 560,
thirty-ive dollars per 1000; choice budded, ten
dollars 100. Pears, Cherries and Chestnuts,
25 to 50 cents each. Grapes : Delaware, fivs
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, $1
per dozen. Currants and Gooseberries 15
cents each. 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 wir
the well known nursery and extensive test
orchard of Cutter & Sons, of Western Illinois,
I was 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 re
fused. Address SAMUEL CUTTER,
nlv3) Fort Riley, Davis Co., Kansas
JL D MOBLBT,
District Clerk of D&Tis Cant?
REAL ESTATE AND LAND AQJENT,
WILL do bns'iness in the Land Office, aai
give strict attention to paving taxes for
noa-resideats.' Office on Waseiagtea strttt,
Fsylor's Bnildiag. onnesite the Eagle HeUl.
Dry Goods, Groceries,
SMSWMS ASIB STMSS
JSASJI, GLASS, BOOTS SHOES.
and everything found in a country,sterc, whisk
I will sell
Iti nEDEEitBD. at the BANKING HOUSE
OF SCOTT KEEM k Cb
ni txm ay -ass