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Junction City, Kansas,
SATURDAY, JTJLY 9, 16Q4.
FOR VICE PRESIDENT,
Some of our exchanges are calling attention to
a State Policy, and we feel like showing our
opinion. Without a plan, a policy, and that
energetically pressed to a consummation, a man
cannot rapidly acquire property ; indeed, if he
have no plan, no management, he may keep hia
nose to the grind stone nil his life, and die
almost penniless at last. The same policy will
ruin a State. It is not policy, but the want of it.
Illinois came into the Union in 1813, and
being a fine State had a gradual growth for
twenty years, when she adopted a Railroad sys
tem that struck down the value of her real estate
almost one-half, turned emigration aside, and
defeated her railroad interests and general pros
perity for the next twelve years. One fasle step"
in that great State inflicted a system of taxation
on the people that completely paralyzed it for
almost fifteen years. The rich natural resources
of Illinois made it an inviting field for emigra
tion, while the war of 1812, with other causes,
formed in the minds of the people a proper an
tecedent basis for their political structure, so
that in the tranquility of a long peace, had
Illinois not made this one blunder she would
long since have attained her present greatness.
How diferent from Illinois is the history of
Kansas. Onespttled in a time of peace, the other
grown in the hot bed of war. The political
foundations of one laid in the experience of two
wars with England the other the prodigal son
of a policy resulting from fifty years of profound
peace. Here is the antecedent secret of our
present State policy, which is fast sinking the
State in debt, nnd at the same time scourging
our people with an unnecessary system of taxa
tion. Illinois enjoyed for twenty yeare an unin
terrupted gradual growth, while Kansas, from
war and other causes, like the bee, was the
largest when born. We have sent to the war
almost as many men as we have voters, hence
our agricultural nnd most of oui other interests
are on the stand still. Our position being in
the rear of an old and hostile State, in tho midst
of a war which has drained off much of our active
energy, and which must tax our resources for
years to come, and with a Constitution and State
Polity much Btetter suited to an old and densely
settled State than to a sparsely settled one, we
do well to inquire for a " State Policy."
One suited to our circumstances, one that will
gradually and yet rapidly develop the State,nnd
at the same time be of such an economical char
acter that it will not be a burden to the peop'
nor repel emigration from our borders.
point to no State as an infallible guide, but we
use their lamp of experience to aid us in judging
the future. The undeveloped condition of the
State, the amount of our population nnd their
taxable property, the condition of our country
and the influences which are affecting our com
mercial and financial condition, especially the
latter, are well calculated to cause the reflecting
mind to mqmre for a correct " State Policy."
We cannot in one article point out affirmative
ly, in detail, a " State Policy," but we on cill
attention to a few things which ought to be
done, and a few which oujjht to be corrected
We have already intimated that our constitu
tional machinery requires too much money to
run it. 1 he state has too many legislators, and
too much legislation. We pay annually more
than $25,000 to revise and amend our laws.
This is the direct expense of the Legislature,
while each session of that body inflicts on our
13.000 voters more than $100,000 more expense
And the same want of economy exists in the
eounty organization. We have twice the num
ber of officers, and five times the expenditure we
We have too many State officers, too cumbrous
and expensive a Judiciary system, too many
office seekers, loafers and speculators, and en
tirely too few who labor in tho mechanical and
agricultural interests of the State.
A change must be effected, nnd that soon, or
ire must accept the logical results of a ruinous
State debt, and a system of taxation which will
repel capital and emigration from our midst
We do not like to call attention to the defects in
our State system, but truth and the best interests
of the State demand that events now beginning
to cast their shadows before should receive more
than a passing notice. We go for a State Policy
that will suit the expenditure to the ability of
Let the Slate select three or four of the numer
ous Railroads contemplated within her borders,
nd on them concentrate her entire railroad
means and interests, and Kansas will not only
Beaeive an early and rapid development, but she
will invite capital, and so Bwell her population
that prosperity nad plenty will follow.
. Were we left to say what Railroad interests
should be pressed and fostered, we would select
the one up the Kansas Valley with, two branches,
one .North and South up through the densely
settled portion of Eastern Kansas, and- one up
lbs beautiful valley of the Neosho, soon to be an
important link in connecting the Gulf of Mexico
and the Tropics with the mineral, pastoral, and
agricultural lands of the continent. These three
roads, with one West through the Northern
portion of the State are all the Toads Kansas
should attempt to build for years. '
" Sound policy demands that all of these roads
shculd receive the fostering earfjfof the State,
and be pressed to completion in the order of their
Let these things be looked after, and let the
people of Kansarsee to it that no local, narrow
minded man is made Governor of the State ; and
this will constitute another important plank in
our "State Policy," that will aid the rising
greatness of this beautiful country.
Bacheior's Rest, July 1, 18C4.
Editors Union: It ia well known t you that
we have among us a few persons who may be
termed straight-out Secesh7"and quite a num
ber of Cooperheads. They are here, and have
all the protection the laws give to those who
support the Government. Some claim to be in
favor of our Union, yet they are endeavoring
to weaken the Government, by speaking dis
paragingly of the National currency, and are
continually predicting an ''awful crash" in
monetary affairs. Arc not such persons ex
erting an influence calculated to destroy pub
lic confidence in the Government? Any per
son may pretend to be what he pleases ; if he
pursues this course I am forced to believe that,
although his body may be with us, his hiart is
icith the rebels.
Think of it, when you alarm the people
about our currency, you weaken public confi
dence, and in the same ratio neutralize the
support and assistance the Government now
needs and demands. Think how foolish it is
to talk of danger of this kind when the whole
property of the Government (the people) is pledged
to redeem eiery dollar issued.
Some men perhaps so believe, and may be
loyal, yet unthinkingly assist those who aim
at the destruction of this Government, which
has been the pride and boast of every Ameri
Then we have some of the gentler sex who
will talk very knowingly of greenbacks and
gold (poor, hair-brained creatures), who know
nothing about the affairs of Government.
They, too, predict ruin, and say, Greenbacks
are unsafe to keep ! I sometimes think they
do this to wheedle soft-headed husbands out of
their money, so that they may cut a big swell
among their neighbors. And would you be
lieve it, some of them even boast of being
Copperheads. Great God !
Don't we need a little of Ren Butler's manner
of doing business here? Val.
The Junction Union suggests that Chester
Thomas be the next candidate for Governor
that he is ' perfectly reliable." fcc. Guess it is
intended n3 "sarkassum." We suggest thatS.
M. Strickler be the nominee for Lieutenant Gov
ernor on the same ticket. Lcav. Bulletin.
The Bulletin has made a good suggestion for
once. But in its advocacy of Mr. Strickler for
Lieutenant Governor we hope the Bulletin will
not weaken its influence n3 it has on Presiden
tial candidates, by hoisting the names of one
and advocating the claims of another. But
seriously, is the Bulletin in earnest, or does it
intend its suggestion as a little more "sarkassum."
A contract for 8,000 tons of hay was let at
Fort Leavenworth on the 2d inst. nt $23 24 per
Barley is being harvested in nil parts of the
State. Much more was sown than ever before
and the crop is a very good one.
The U. S. District Court, with grand and
petit juries in attendance, holds an adjourned
term, commencing July 11th.
There seems to be an extremely bitter feel
ing against Gen. Steele by nearly all the Kan
sas troops oi ins command. All the corrcs-
ndents of the press speak of it, and wc
notice it in private letters.
The Fifteenth and Sixteenth regiments, K.
V., have been ordered to the front. Their
places Tvill be supplied by three month's men,
one regiment of which, the One Hundred and
Thirty-eighth Hlinois, arrived at Fort Leaven
worth last week.
A call has been made through Major General
Curtis on the Governor of Kansas for a regi
ment of infantry for the hundred days service
The regiment will be mustered when it has the
minimum regimental organization.
The Atchison Free Press says : Hon. Thos.
Butcher of this county has harvested his crop
of twenty-five acres of winter wheat, and he
assures us that H will yield thirty bushels to
the acre. He thinks it is the best crop of
wheat in the State, and he intends to compete
for the highest premiums at the State and
County Fairs. Mr. Butcher's crop last year
yielded forty-six bushels to the acre. He
raises the large white May wheat, and he has
been so successful in its cultivation that his
neighbors are now offering him two dollars
per bushel in order to secure their seed from
him for next fall's sowing. Winter wheat
seldom fails to be a full crop in this county.
GENERAL NEWS HEMS.
All the Railroads leading into Richmond
are now destroyed, some of them badly.
The New York World's special writes
that we now permanently hold the Peters
burg and Welden Railroad, south of Peters
Since Gen. Grant crossed the Rapidan he
has captured over thirty battle flags nnd
about 17,000 prisoners, while his own loss
in prisoners is less than one-third of that
Wilson's division and Kautz cavalry arc
on another raid, making a detour by Matto
way, thence across to the Petersburg rail
road. They have not yet been heard from.
General Foster still holds his position
across James river.
The indignation against Sturgis among
the troops lately under his command is said
to be intense. He is charged with drunk
enness and incompetency if not downright
It seems certain now, from tho accounts
published in tho Petersburg papers-, that
had Gilmore dono his duty and' made an
attack on Petersburg in front, whHe Kautz
was striking it in the rear, the city would
have been taken. It was defended bv a
comparative handful of troops, whose officers
deem tbeir repulse of Kautz a subject of
great glorification. Gilmore has been re-
FOB! RILEY CORRESPONDENCE.
Foet Riley, KANSA8,,JuIy 5 1864.
Messrs. Wlake&r & Jftrfurv Thinkiie
perhaps a few " items of information " froa
this Post would prove" of sufficient impor
tance to insure its publication in your very
excellent journal, I therefore drop you the
The " Fourth " passed off here very
quietly, as no public demonstration was
made at the Post. Many of the people of
the Post, both -citizens and soldiers, went'
to Junction City, Ogden, or Manhattan.to
participate with the citizens of those places
in celebrating the ever-glorious Fourth a
day forever dear to all true and loyal
At present there is but few soldiers on
duty ot this Post only a small portion of
Capt. Malvin's company, H, 7th Iowa Cav
alry. The greater portion of this company
are stationed at present at tho Smoky Hill
Crossing, west of Salina, and are under
command of Lieut. Curtis Clarke. About
forty of L Co., 11th Kansas Cavalry, are
at this Post under command of 2d Lieut.
Wm. Booth. Capt. Henry Booth and Lieut.
Van Antwerp, with some forty-six men of
Co. L, are now on detached service at
Council Grove. Co. L has recently receiv
ed a part of their arms and equipments.
They are furnished with Starr breech-loading
carbine. These guns, from their ap
pearance, will prove a very effective weapon
for cavalry. These are all the arms as yet
furnished this company, but they doubtless
will 60on get their revolvers and sabres.
Capt. D. S. Malvin, of H Co., H. 7th
Iowa Cavalry, is in command of the Post.
The faithful, prompt and energetic manner
in which he discharges his several duties
gives universal satisfaction to all concerned,
and reflects honor upon his administrative
It may not be considered out of place in
this brief communication to givo a short
history of Co. H, and her officers.
The company was raised in Iowa in the
spring of 1863, and was mustered into ser
vice at Davenport, Iowa, July 13th, 1863.
The enlisted men, are from nearly every
portion of Iowa and with very few excep
tions, are as fine a set of young men as can
be brought' for ward from any State.
The Captain, D. S. Malvin, was formerly
Captain of Co. K, 5th Iowa Infantry, and
as such has been in several hard fought
battles in the Southwest during this" war.
He was with Gen. Fremont, at Spriugfield,
Mo.; with Gen, Pope at New Madrid and
Island No. 10 ; also, at the siege of Cor
inth ; was with Gen. Rosecrans at the bat
tles of Iuka and Corinth. At Iuka hia
company was nearly annihilated, and the
Captain was complimented by Col. (now
General) Mutbies, brigade and' division
Capt. Malvin was afterwards Division
Quartermaster of the 7th Division, 17th
Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, on
the staff of Gen. Quimby, of New York,
which position he resigned February 28th,
Co. H has been stationed at Fort Kear
ney tho pnst winter, from whenco they
made a succcssul change to this post in May
1 he health of the garrison for several
months past has not been as good as usual.
Measles and the mumps have prevailed to a
considerable extent for some time past, but
those diseases aro now abating.
As to political matters there is but little
said abont this Post, because politically we
are all about on one side that is, for Lin
coln, Johnson and the Country. I really
don't believe there is a Fremont man about
the Post. If there is, he is ashamed to
own it. As to Copperheads, they are a
reptile that is not permitted to dwell in
these Headquarters. Old Kenton.
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, The Size of Sherman's Army.
Wo are inclined to think that we, the
people, have nothing like a correct idea as
to the size of Sherman's army at present.
It is undoubtedly larger than is supposed.
From accounts we have lately seen, it is
oertainly more formidable in numbers than
we had any idea.it was, and we are certainly
glad to know it.
From the best information we can get,
we presume it is the largest army ever mus
tered on the American continent, if not the
largest of modern times in . almost any
country. The St. Louis Union says intelli
gence has reached that city that the 17th
Army Corps, under General Blair, has re
cently joined Sherman near Ackworth, and
that " Sherman's army is now the largest
on the continent."
We also saw a private letter, written by
a gentleman in Sherman's army, to his
uiumur iu mis city, wnion is to tne same
effect as to the size of the army. He thinks
it the largest army in the world, (as it
doubtless iB) and, though he rates the
forces under Johnston in Georgia at about
8U,UUU, be tbmks if tbo rebels knew the
size of the army under Sherman, they
would abandon all idea of further resistanc,
and would submit at once, or throw down
their arms and go home.,
Gwd Hews from Sherman.
To Major General Dix :
The following telegrams, dated Marietta,
Georgia, July 3, was received this evening
from General Sherman, giving the success
ful result of the flanking, operations which
have been in progress for 'some days back.
The movement on our right caused the
enemy to evacuate, and we occupied Kene
saw at daylighf and Marietta' at half-past
eight A. M.
General Thomas is moving down the
main road towards the Chittahooehe, and
McPbereon towards the mouth on the
Hickojook and Sandtowa. road. Our car
airy ia on the extreme flanks. Whether
the enemy will half thisside of the Chatta
hooebe or not will soon le known. Mari
etta is almost entirely abandoned bj the
inhabitants. More than a mile of railroad
iron Has been removed between the town
and the foot of Kenessw. E, M, Staktosv.
tDTTZD T&X ASSOCTATiaati DFjpmto
OF COUNCIL GROVE.
MORRIS COUNTY CENTRAL UNION COMMIT
TEE FOR 1864.
H. "VST. Farnpworth, C Columbia,
S. D. 3?rice, - C. Gr. -AJcin.
A. Reeve, June Baxter
S. H. -A.tlci.nson.
THE COUNCIL GROVE PRESS JUSTIFIES IT8ELF.
Tbe-editorof the Frets justifies his deal
ing in a certain species of stock in this
" Men in Emporia for the last two years
have dealt extensively in Southern cattle.
Emporia has reaped a greater benefit from
trade in contraband cattle than any other
town'in .Southwest Kansas. Officers of the
Government, such as Provost Marshals,
Detective Agents, and military officers have
been dealing extensively in contraband
Very true; wc do not deny it. How
many alarms for the past two years has
Emporia had about gucrrillias, and how
often has she called on her neighbors for
help. The only Detective Agent in South
western Kansas that wo have heard of is
one S.N. Wood. Who, we are informed, is
now unsuccessfully besieging the Treasury
for pay as Detective Agent last summer.
We do not deny that he has dealt in con
Pray tell us which side you were on
when you voted tho Wagstaff-Parrott-bolt-ing
Wc did not suppoit Carney then, and
see less reason to do so now. Guess some
who did are sorry for it by this time.
Which policy did you want to win a lit
tle over a year ago, when you were struck
and spit upon as a Union man ? Press.
. We waited until the man got sober, and
then, at the request of himself and friends,
we refrained from prosecuting him ; and he
enlisted in the Union army, and is now
assisting in guarding your home and mine
from the guerrillas and rebels.
Had we served our country as you did
the two first years of the war, there might
have been a few bales less of cotton in the
Southern Confederacy than now. We
might, too, have ridden over and struck i
poor, wounded, sick soldier, as he was hob
bling along with Siegel's retreating column
from Springfield. We can well afford to
be branded a coward by one who has had
his reputation so welt established by those
who served with him.
Mr. S, H. Atkinson, of Clarke's
Creek, brought into the office a sample of
winter wheat that he raised this year. The
heads were large and well filled, and the
berry was large and plump. Mr. Atkinson
had in about twelve acres, which he esti
mated would yield about 200 bushels. It
was tbo May wheat, which is an early kind.
What farmers need in this country is grain
drills to put their wheat in with, and then
nine years out of ten they can safely cal
culate on a geod crop of winter wheat.
Mr. Thomas White informs us that when
at Leavenworth ho saw a grain drill de
signed for planting the wheat between the
rows of corn. That certainly is the best
way to put in wheat, and then the stalks
proteot it in the winter.
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tST Mr. Charles Rath has sold the Wal
nut Creek Ranch to Messrs. Ennis & Graf
fenstein. This ranch is on the Santa Fe
Road, at the crossing of Walnut Creek,
about twenty-five miles east of Fott Lamed.
It is one of oldest ranches on the road.
Mr. William Allison, of Independence, Mo.,
owned the ranch, and perhaps first estab
lished it as a trading post. He had great
influence with tho Indians. After his
death a Mr. Peacock occupied the ranch for
a year or twand until a party of Kiowas J
under old Satanic killed him, oleaving his
skull open with a hatchet, outting his
tongue out and thrusting it into the eleft in
the head, Mr. Rath has had a good trade
there and made money, and we wish his
successors equal success.
tW The boys of tho Ninth Wisconsin
Battery celebrated tho Fourth by a dance
at Bernstein's new building, and a nice
supper served up in a bower built for that
purpose. Tha tables were filled and over
flowing. Everything passed off smoothly,
and the dance went on " till tbe wee sma'
Refreshing. The Fourth of July, as
last Fourth, furnished US' a fine shower of
rain,' whioh was hailed with joy by all ex
cept tbe gay and festive ousses who were!
propanng for the dance at Bernstein s new
billiard saloon in the evening.
JSy Lockwood has never owned a Kick
poo poay or any other antil abont six
weeks ago, and that one is not a Kickapoo
pony. Try again.
The New York: Tribune says t u ti
Ft-no disparagement to "Gen. Fremont to
say tbat'tbe meeting of Monday 'eve in Ms
behalf was the broadest burlesque of' the
season. It was large, spiriced; enthusiastic;
but it wis not largely connoted of Fre
monters) nor specially enthusiastic for Fre
nonterff.'!' v - -
GEN. WILSON'S GREAT CAVAUtYBAJD! I
Destruction of tfcs Danville and'Bicfcnoad Battroadf. I
kWar Department, Washington, )
i- 3 Jifci-tiMh V
To Maj Gen. Dix, New York:
A dispatch from Gen. Grant's headquar
ters, dated nine o'clock this morning, gives
the following results of Gen. Wilson's
Sixty miles of railroad have been thor
oughly destroyed. The Danville road,
Gen. Wilson reports, could not be repaired
in IessTthan forty days, even if .all the nec
essary material was on band.
He destroyed all the blacksmith shops
where rails mighf be straightened, and all
mills where scantlings for sleepers could be
sawed. Wilson brought in about 400 ne
groes, and many horses and mules gathered
by his force. He reports that the rebels
slaughtered without mercy the negroes they
took. Wilson's loss in property is a small
wagon train, used to carry ammunition, his
ambulance train and twelve eannon. The
horses of the artillery wagons were gener
ally brought off.
Of the cannon two more were removed
from their carriages, the wheels of which
were broken and thrown into the water,
and one other gun had been disabled by
rebel shot, breaking its trunions. He esti
mated his total loss from 750 to 1,000, in
cluding those lost from Gen. Kautz's divi
sion. A rebel force made its appearance near
Martinsburg this morning, and were at last
accounts destroying the railroad and advan
cing on Martinsburg. The reports received
as yet are too conflicting to determine the
'magnitude of the force or the extent of his
operations. E. M. Stanton,
Resignation of Chase.
Salmon P. Chase has resigned the Secre
taryship of tbe Treasury. The reason given
is as follows:
"Mr. Chase desired the President to send
a message to Congress embodying his views
upon the necessity of enforoing rates of
taxation in tbo bill on its passage so as to
raise eighty-five millions of money. This
the President declined to do, and in the
heat of bis resentment Mr. Chase tendered
his resignation and withdrew. He could
not have known that it was accepted until
the President sent a message to the Senate
nominating Governor Tod, as he was, dur
ing the forenoon, in conference with Senate
committes, attending to the duties of his
Gov. Tod was not confirmed by the Sen
ate, and the President sent in the name of
Mr. Fossenden, who was confirmed, and is
regarded as well qualified for the place,
according to the following dispatches.
Washington, June 30.
The President to-day nominated William
P. Fessenden, of Maine, to be Secretary of
the Treasury, without consulting him. The
confirmation by the Senate was unanimous.
His acceptance has not been received yet.
New York, July 1.
The Commercial's Washington special
says the announcement of Mr. Fessenden's
appointment advanced 5 20s and certificates
1-2 per cent.
The Post's money article says the ap
pointment of Mr. Fessenden, as Secretary
of tbe Treasury, is very favorably regarded
in financial ciroles.
The Tribune's army special, of the 25th,
During two hours yesterday morning,
f from 6 to 8 o'clock, the earth trembled to
the thunder of more than one hundred
Baldy Smith was attacked. It will be
remembered that he holds next to the
Appomattax, within less than a mile of the
city. His line stretches along the plain at
right angles with the river, while the rebels
have undisturbed possession of tbe bank
opposite, and a long distance in the rear of
They suddenly uncovered sixty guns, and
gave the 8th corps an enfilading fire and a
reverse fire. At length the enemy attacked
with musketry as well as cannon, and they
very foolishly moved their line upon our
works, since ascertained to have been Hay
good's South Carolina brigade of Hake's
The repulse was tho work of but a few
moments, and was eomplete. One hundred
and sixty-five prisoners fell into our hands.
By a strategic movement they were drawn
into our rifle pits, and tbese being com
manded in the rear by covered works, the
rebels were obliged to surrender.
The Herald's 18 th corps correspondence
on the 26tb, at midnight, writes that for
two days nothing of moment had occurred,
except the regular five minutes' discbarge
of thirty pound Parrot shell into Petersburg.
We now have perfect range, and when our
guns open they will prove anything but
mirth to the inhabitants.
Tbe same correspondent of the 27th says
about eleven o'clock the rebels, tired of
witnessing tbe discharge of our 30-pounders
opened tneir heavy guns on tbe other side
of the .Agpomattox. The first shell struck
the parapet of our battery.
The rebels, however, calculated without
their host. The heavy thirties immediately
turned upon, andBfowell and James-opened
followed bv AshleV. with 20-nounders, and
Beecher commenced a furious shelling of
the city with 10-pounder Parrott's at short
range,' occasionally pouring showers of case
shot into the rebel skirmish pits.
The enemy were effectually silenced.
Clouds of dust were observed, giving proof
of a movement of rebel troops into Petersburg.-
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j0The commutation clause of' the
Enrollment Act'faas been repealed. The
new law provides that the President may
at any time call for volunteers for one, two
or three years, and offer boanties of 1200,
1300 and $100, according to tho length of
fROM QKNKBAL UuHtnlK.
Rttum of the Army to Charltaoa, Va.What wit
Accomplished Daring tat Campaign.
Charlhton, Westnbn Virginia,
'- "' July 1,1864. J
General Hunter, with the whole of his
command, has arrived safely at this point
without loss to the army of a single pounjiN
of Government property, during the long
and arduous march of five hundred miles
over almost impas&iblo mountain roads, and
with scarcely any food for his command.-.
He succeeded in defeating the enemy in
five different engagements, destroying gov
ernment (property to the value of 86,000,
000 of our money, including all the facto
ries, tan yards, mills, founderies and furna
ces in the Shenandoah valley, as far as
The most important establishments were
the branch of the Tredegar iron works at
Buchanan, working five hundred hands,
and the Military Institute at Lexington,
with its capacious buildings and magazine,
containing a large supply of ammunition,
A11 the railroads and canals on tne routo
were totally destroyed. Our total loss in tho
expedition will not exceed 2,000, while that
of the enemy, including prisoners, must bo
at kast 5,000. The army is in excellent
spirits, and after being supplied with muoh
needed stores, will again soon be heard from:
in a locality where it is least expected.
From Steele's Command Marmadoko Retreating.
Memphis papers of tho 2d note the arri
val of the steamer Gladiator from White
river. The officers report that as soon as
General Steele heard of the capture of tho
gunboat Queen City and the movements of
the notorious Shelby, he ordeied forward to
the scene of that General's operations a col-
umn comprised of the 13th Illinois, 9
Iowa, 3d Minnesota, and the 3d Regular
cavalry, under command of Brig. Gen. Carr.
This force confronted the rebels on tho 27th
ult., between Sheridan and St. Charles, and
a fight ensued, resulting in tho capture of
200 prisonors, the guns of tho captured
gunboat Quocn City four mountain how
itzers. Our loss in killed and wounded
will not exceed 200, while that of tho Con
federates will reaoh 500. During tho
night following the engagement, General
Carr having been informed of the approach
of a heavy reinforcing column under Mar
maduke, preparations were made to fall
back on Clarendon, twenty miles below Du
vall's Bluff. At last accounts this move
ment had taken place successfully. Rein
forcements have been sent forward to the
assistance of Gen. Carr, and White river
will be kept open.
The joint forces of Generals Shelby and
Marmaduke were said to bo on the retreat.
News from Chasleston.
New Youk, July S.
A letter from Bermuda Hundred, of tho
1st, says Generals Wilson and Kautz havo
returned from their recent raid.
The steamer Fulton, from Port Royal, .
has arrived. All quiet at Hilton Head.
The Palmetto Heral states that Secession
ville, near Charleston, was vigorously she!!
ed by ourrccs last week.
It is reported that another rebel ram has
been launched at Charleston.
Five rebel Generals and forty-five field
officers arrived on the 20th, and were im
mediately sent to the front under the firo
of the rebel batteries, retaliatory to Union
officers similarly placed in Charleston.
It was reported at Hilton Head on the
29 th, that Admiral Dahbjren had received
informatioa that the pirate Alabama, with
throe other pirates, aro expected off that
Our batteries continue to shell Charles
ton. Fonr rebel iron clads aro now in
Charleston Harbor, and two more are near
Mora Volunteers in Kansas.
General Curtis has received a dispatohr
from Secretary Stanton authorizing the
General to accept from Governor Carney a
regiment of one hundred day men, to bo
organized on tho same terms that other
States are furnishing such troops.
Also, to raise a battery of troops of Afri
can descent, tbe officers of tbe same race, to
be commissioned by the Secretary of War.
i The following is a copy of a dispatch re
ceived yesterday by Captain Sidney Clarke,
Washington, July 1st, 1864.
Captain Sidney Clarke, Chief Mustering
Officer, Leavenworth, Kansas :
A call has been made through Majorc
General Curtis on the Governor of Kansas
for a regiment of infantry for one hundred
days' service. Tho regiment is to be mus
tered in when it has the minimum regimen
tal organization. Copy of authority by
mail. Tnos. M, Vincent,
Assistant Adj't Gen.
Notice is" hereby given that Letters of Ad
ministration on theestateof John Harmon, Sr.,
deceased, hare Been) granted the undersigned
by the Probate Court of Saline connty, Kanaas
All persons indebted to said estate are request
ed to make immediate settlement of the same ;
and all persons having claims against said es
tate are notified to exhibit them within one
year from the date of said lettters for allow
ance, or they may be barred from any benefit
of said estate; and ff said claims are not pre
sented" within three years from the date of said1
letters; they wilt be forever barred from said
benefits. ROBERT PARKER,
Notice i3 fiereby given that we will offer at
pnMie sale at the late residence of E. H: With
erelL deceased, on Monday, July 18th, 1864,
the personal property of the said E. H. With
erell, consisting in part of the following, vix:
12 head of two year old steers, 7 cows and
calves, 1 two-year old Durham bull, 1: two year
M filler. 9 head of hoes, 1 wajron, 2 Tweaking"
plows, ii stirring plows, 2 shovel plows, 1 sad
dle, and other articles too aumerons to-mention.
Terms of Sale -Cash in hand..
D. n. MEYER8,
n31-4"' ' - 'Administrators.