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; LEATESWORTII, ;
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1854-
We had thought our position on the "sla
very question " in Kansas, was so well un
derstood, that, no'one need misunderstand
it. But in tliis it seems we ate mistaken.
Upon all questions affecting the interests of
our Territory, we-have nothing to conceal.
But in discussing measures of public policy,
we have ever thoughtthat little good is ef
fected by vituperation and abuse and have
therefore avoided the "slang whanging"
phrases of the common pot house politi
cians. ' The veriest loafer in the land may
use such arguments, " and gain a triumph,
but it is such a triumph, as no highminded
right thinking gentleman would wish to
In a late number, of the Plaltc Argus, we
are denounced a3 rendering aid and comfort
to the free soilers.and encouraging and en
dorsing: the emigrating aid societies, and
that our paper is on a par, with the Herald
of Freedom, an aboliiion paper ; and that
while we have . attempted to conceal the
character of the paper, under the garb of
neutrality, one of the proprietors avowed
himself in Weston friendly to the election
of Fleniken the free soil candidate. It is
also charged that we treat a "free soil pa
per out of Kansas, with marked couricsy
and profound respect," while we do "not
condescend to notice a pro-slavery paper."
It is also charged that wz proclaimed our
selves neutral on the slavery question, and
that we would not answer, their questions.
This same paper also charges, that after
finding out the strong side, we dropped our
neutrality, in part.and now pretend friend
ship for Gen. Whitfield. And we are
charged with misstating Gen. "Whitfield's
This is the sum and. substance of the
charges arrayed against us in the last Platte
Argus, on account of an article we wrote
on "the election." In that article we stated,
Gen. W. "stood forth as the advocate of
Pre-emptions and squatters rights, fully en
dorsing the compromise of 1S50, and the
principles of the Nebraska bill, as a na
tional democrat and supporter of the pre
sent Administration," and that on the ques
tion of slavery "his views were well under
stood" for he never attempted, to conceal
them, but that he himself "did not bring
them directly in the issue."
This the Platte Argus denies, and re
sorts to its favorite weapon, by raising the
cry of abolitionist, thinking thereby to arouse
the prejudice of the public mind against the
paper we publish. The object is well un
derstood, and the writer of the article known,
though it appears as editorial, it was writ
ten by an outsider, and by the very man
too who "forced" an article before on the
nominal editors of the Arrus. If it were
not known that the writer of that article
has an unrelenting hatred to Leavenworth,
because he could not get in as one of the
original proprietors, and has since obtained
an interest in another town, that he is try
ing to build up, by decrying this place, we
might be disposed to attribute different mo
tives than what we believe now actuates
Jiim. But the ear marks stick out so plain,
that none need be deceived.
We will convict the Argus of either ig
norantly or willfully misrepresenting our
position on the slavery question, by the files
of our paper. We will show too that we
-have occupied no neutral position. The
Argus with an ingenuity, only becoming a
pettifogging lawyer, makes no distinction
between' the present and former editor of
the Herald, but connects us with a contro
versy with which we had nothing to do
But now to the files of our paper. In
the Herald of Oct. 20, in whkh our address
to the "Patrons of the Herald," appeared,
and which was before we'took charge of the
paper, as the paper itself will. show, we
used this language. ' ; " .
- "It is natural that men to a greater or less
extent should be inclined to prefer the insti
tutions of their own country. . We presume
we have feelings like others upon this Sub
ject, (slavery) and atall proper times will
give our views and votes "in accordance
with our judgment. ,
It is well known that we were born, rais
ed, and have lived all our life in! a slave
State, hence it will be understood what in
stitutions we "prefer". . ' '
In the Herald of. Oct. 27th, which was
the very first issue after we took charge of
it we used the following language, under
Ihe head of Settlement of Kansas :
?To those who rely upon (he aid oi oth
ers to send them here, (referring to the
Northern Emigrating - Aid Societies) for
the purpose of accomplishing some'political
end, it -will be found to. be a hard road to
travel -a country not ad APtED'io i he views
and purposes oABOLITIONISTS."
j We believe the 'peace, happiness , and
welt being ot the citizens of Jhis Territory,
depend to some' extent upon a congeniality j
and identity pf interests with the adjoining
States North and South of us, (Missouri,
Arkansas and Texas) our instiutions' being 1
similar to theirs, a common bond of amity
and good feeling will be brought about, pro
ductive of thehappiest consequences, where
as a different state of .things will produce
discord, and all the jarring elements of fa
naticism and jealousy will open wide the
door for everlasting feuds, The
settlement of Kansas, then is of more than
ordinary interest to the States lying contig
uous to it." '
( Does this look like 'neutrality with which
the Argus charges us? But to clinch the
misrepresentation of the Argus to the coun
ter as' base coin, we will quote from anoth
er article in the same paper of the same
date. Speaking of the Nebraska bill we
said: ' . .
"This bill repeals the Missouri Compro
mise which was an unjust restriction upon
the rights of the people of the South."
Speaking of those who supported the bill,
we said: ' -
"They have not attempted to control the
institutions of this Territory by any outside
influences. '' They have not formed associ
ations or leagues, or contributed money for
hiring and importing voters into the Terri
tory." ' " '
And yet we are charged with a bold ef
frontery by the Argus, . with not letting an
opportunity pass before the election, to give
a word of 'encouragement and endorsement
of the Emigrating Aid Societies.'
In our paper of November 10th, we say:
"The Herald of Freedom," purporting
to be published in Wakarusa, is endorsed
by Eli Thayer, which is enough to condemn
it with every right minded man. v e are
sorry it has appropriated a portion of the
name of our paper to its abolition incendi
arism, ihe Kansas rteraiti Lias no amni-
ties with the Herald of Freedom." "
And yet the Argus pretends to insinuate
that the Kansas Herald approximates in its
views to the Herald of Freedom. A state
ment as utterly devoid of truth, as the writer
of the article is of brains.
In the Herald of Nov. 17th, we gave a
synopsis of Gen. Whitfield's speech, which
is exactly in accordance with the statements
in our article on the Election, to which the
Argus new takes great exceptions. Why
did not that paper then raise the cry of Ab
olitionism? It knew Gen. Whitfield was
hero on the ground, to falsify the cbaTges
thev now make asreinst us. Wc then said
that Gen. Whitfield would be a formidable
competitor in the race. Gen. W. and his
friends here know, that we supported him
from the very day he declared himself a
candidate, to the election. Hence we could
not have come into his support, after we
found out which was the strongest side.
And as to the statement of the Argus that
oneoi the proprietors of the Herald, avowed
himself in Weston friendly to the election of
Flenneken, it is simply untrue.
The Herald of Nov. 24, which is before
the election, says:
"The abolitionists of the North not sat
isfied, with what the emigration aid Socier
ties are doing in importing a set of voters,
are endeavoring to induce the notorious
Fred Douglass, to settle a colony of free
negroes in ivansas. It is enough to en
dure white abolitionists but the importation
of black ones, would make the grcivance
Thus the Kansas Herald spoke, from
the time we took charge of it to the election.
Those who know the facts here only laugh
at the article in the Platte Argus. And
in our estimation it only betrays the stu
pidiiy of the writer of that article that he
should suppose he could identify us with
free soilers and abolitionists a class of
persons whom we have warred against all
our life. But if occasion hereafter requires"
we shall unmask the writer, and present
him to the public as an enemy to cur town,
and also to the paper.
We could give other extracts from the
Herald defining our position on the slave
ry question, but we have given enough, to
convince any unprejudiced mind that there
was no foundation to justify the Argus in
its tissue of misrepresentation of oar posi
That paper has become notorious for its
personal controversies. We had hoped for
the good of the cause, which it professes to
espouse, it would have been conducted un
der the new reigme with some little deco
rum and regard to truth and justice,and that
we should have no occasion to complain of
a professed friend. And this may account for
our desiring to avoid a controversy with any
pro-slavery paper, while we have taken
some free-soil organs to task,which the as
tute .writer of the Argu3 says, is noticing
them with profound respect.
The Argus we suppose desires a contro
versy with ui, doubtless to give the paper
some little more notoriety,-but we must de
cline the proffered honor, arid let it fight ns
own way, to a notoriety, that none need ev
er envy. - -
We have made this article longer than
we intended, and given more importance to"
the Argus than it deserves, but we have
deemed it best to skin the. writer alive nnd
leave him to writhe and -equirm in his dvvn
vain glorious imagination of 1 having - used
up the Kansas Herald. -
.Yebraska Election - 5
Mr N. B. , GiDDi jtgs, recently, of Ann
drew county Mo. an3 formerly of Howard
countyi has been elected a 'Delergate" to
Congress from: Nebraska, by about ; 200
majority, beating the Goyehorsj candi
date badly, ,:' We Are rejoiced to bear. it,
for it -will bo a lesson toall would be Govern
ors to attend. to: their, f own; rbusiness, v,
The Capitol has '-berV located at OmahaV
by the present acting Governor,;; and judg-
ing from a published letter ; over his r' own
signature, private speculation on his parM
has more to do with it, than the public in
terest. - : .v.. . . .-
Our old friend D. M. Johicstok for
merly of St. Joseph, Mo. has been elected
to the Legislature He will make an effi
cient member, and faithful to his constitu
ents. H 1- -.v ..- - :
vVcm? Years Address, US.
The Carrier presents his respects to the
Patrons of the Herald, and hereby informs
them,' that he will present those at this place
and the Fort, oh Monday next, with a New
Years Address, suitable to the : occasion,
and hopes they will receive him with .a
cheering welcome. ; ' . ? l:.
Missouri Legislature. This b0d7.met. 0n
Monday last and organised by electing Wm. New-
land, whig, of Ralls county, speaker of -the
House. . , . ' -, "- '
S. J. Finch, whig, editor of the Weston Repor
ter, elected Sergeant at Arms of the House .
This was brought about doubtless by a union
of the whigs and Benton party. . V
MARRIED. ', ,
Marries On Thursday evening,14th,instRby'
Rev. O. C. SteelrMr. Geo. W.'Neet, to -Miss
Sarah E. AVdaujrhter of Col. D. S."Leach, all
of Platte county, Mo.
May Iifes sunny smiles attend their pathway
through life, and the happy bride realize, that
it is good thus to become aiveal and loving wife,
and may he know that he has found one "whose
affections cling closer to him than a Leach, and
may all their brightest anticipations be fully
realised, and result in adding new links in the
chain of affection, that shall bind them still clo
ser together in the holy bands of wedlock.
May all their days be bright and clear
As still each seems to them more dear.
Lexington, Ky., papers please copy. :
On the 22nd inst., in thi3 city, of consump
tion, Josephike A. daughter of .Adam and Cath
arine Fisher, m her second year.
How brief was the life of her
BurthenM with pain,
Now ended, the strife of her,
Gone without stain :
O hard was the mothers part
Day and night tending,
Yet, breaking that mother's heart
While it was ending.
O! what a Heav?nly scene,
Poor little Josephine,
Won, for the earth
And angels of charity
Hallow the rarity
Of the dear birth!
TFTR iinrinrsi.o-ned desires to nnrchase
at Fcfrt Leavenworth, Kansas Territory,
before the 1st of April next, tor JJrasroon ser
vice, one hundred and thirty saddle horses be
tween four and eight years of age, and from fif
teen to sixteen hands high. fo horses are want
ed but those of tne best description.
Ji. S. SIBL.KY.
Et. Major, A. Q. M.
Fort Leavenworth, K. T. )
December 21, 1854. S
Lexington Express, Libertv Tribune, Parkville
Luminary, Savannah Sentinel, Occidental Mes
senger, St. Joseph Gazette! Platte Argus, West
on Reporter, ulasffow limes and Boonville Ub
server, will please publish the above advertise
ment until the .Jlst JVlarch, lyo, and send bill
to this Office.
- Dec. 29, 1854.
If olliday Presents.
Just received per last steamer and in time for
the coming hollidays a large and handsome as
sortment of Gift Books comprising all the
popular annuals of the new year, together with
a choice lot of new publications, both standard
and iniscelaneous, school Books of every van
ety, novels; Also a large supply of stationary,
comprising lester, cap, note and bill paper, pens,
ink, pencils; cards, printing, visiting, plain and
enamelled, and an endless variety of Fancy. Arti
cles, fire works, all of which we are selling at
TRUNDLE & DIXON
Dec. 29 1854,-lf.
Notice io Stock Holders.
A meeting of the Pawnee association will be
held in Pawnee, Kansas Territory, January the
By order of ths Board of trustees.
JNO. N. DYER,
Dec. 29, 1854-2w Recording Sec'y.
AND LAND AGENCY.
Messrs. JLastin & Asams : Permit me
through your Journal to announce to the public
that 1 have opened a Law Office in Leavenworth
City, one door west of the Leavenworth House
where I shall attend to the various duties per
taining to the Legal Profession. Desirous to
locate in a milder climate than that of northern
Pennsylvania, where I have enjoyed for sever
al years a successful practice at one!of the best
bars in the State, I have selected this place for
a permanent residence, and trust my connection
wi oi the public will prove pleasant and satis
factory. In connection with, the practice of
law fas will, be seen by an appended card,)
have associated, in the business of Lakd-srok
iNGwith S. D. Pitcheb; whose positiqn, and
resilience in the Territory for several -years,
renaers nim wormy or counaence ana eminent
lv qualified for the undertaking.
I have the honor to direct for references ; to
nis excellency uov. wm. jtsigierj Hon. u. V.
Woodward, (J udge of the Supreme Court,) and
lion. 1 is. Wright, of .Pennsylvania j and Col
J. W. Forney at Washington, -
J. MARION ALEXANDER. .
The undersigned have established the Land
Acxnct, and Intelligence ' business, in Lea
venworth City, at the Law Office of J. M. Alex
ander; .where they are prepared to give stran
gers information concerning lands in Kansas
Territory, and to assist iff the purchase and sale
of Claims. Also : having the agency of a large
number of Lots in this Cicy, they will . take plea
sure in waiting on jthose who wish io examine
anduurchase citv nronertv. ''.-" I
Gentlemen who wish to employ our Agency
lurougn wiiicu io enecc investments, may, oe ac
commodated with unexceptionable References
and Security.- S- 1). PITCHER,
J. M. ALEXANDER.
Oct. 27,1854. ;
- i LAW KOTICE..
E. S. WILKINSON, will practice law in the
counties composing the 12th Judicial Cir
cuit, and in the Court or Common Pleas, Wes
tonj and will when necessary attend to business
in the Probate Courts, attend to drewing Deeds,
Wills, Powers of Attorney, Bonds and drafting
all1 manner of contracts that may be wanted;
and will attend to the payment bf taxes,' selling
real estate, and will promise the fullest;; satis-r
faction in the collection of debts 'at-home r
from abroad, and" will give the most satisfacto--ry'
reference from St. Louis Mb.: he trusts here
h mayB 'found. ' - J' - 8ept.'15-Cm.
O. DIXFEXSOSJV W J tt rTUOMAS II SO VIZ.
Late of TVc&ona Mo,'' Late of Springfieldl I1L
rp'XAJip AGENCY -v '
And GeneiaT Ini'eUigence Office."
THE undersigned have this day. formed a co
partnership aad' opened an office In the
town of Leavenworth,1 Kansas-Tefritoryj and
are now prepared to;devpte" their undivided at
tc&tion in giving strangers in jroming to the
Territory, and to any person in the United States,
nformation concerning Iand3 in said lemtory
to buy-and sell real; estate in any of the Towns,
particularly Leavenworth, and to give any .infor
mation relative to the same, that may-Ire desired.
Any persons .living: at a distance who wish to
employ our agency through which to effect in
vestments in 'lands or town property, shall re
ceive such attention as will give entire satisfac
tion to all. ; ,;- ; .-;,.,...-, j. 'I'
We have tne honor to refer to, r' '?"--: ' '..
Hon. S.- A. Dougl as, .Washington; D. Ct i . ; K, -.
-'JjvVV. Kisque,- Jsq.,' do tfo - 1 --3--.
v J S. V. Niles, Esq.; Gen'l Land office, Wash'-.
ington, D. C. r. . .. . y.. - . ;;
Wnfc . Ogden Niles, Esq., Pension Office,
- Washington, D. C. -. -
Messrs. Evans & Fant, Washington, D. C. ;
Hon.' Sol. P. McCurdy Weston, Mo. r : : ; -
v. iboi. i. .Leonard, bt. Josepn, Mo. - r
E. H Norton, Platte city, Mo. . .' .-
Willard P. Hall, St. Joseph, Mo. ; ,; .
s.; itussel At uennett. Merchants, bt. Lquis,
Mo. - - . .
., Amidee Vallee, Esq., St.-Louis, Mo,
Siter,'Price & Co., Merchants Philadel
phia, Pa. '. ': - V
Dale, Rb3S & Withers, Merchants, Phil
adelphia, Pa;, ' . . !. : i-
Ralph, Mead & Co., Merchants, N. Y. ,,
" Jennings, Reed. & Co;, '.-do - . . do .
John Moore, State Treasurer, Springfield,
Illinois. - - - ..
Thomas H. Campbell,' Auditor of State,
- Sprincfield, Illinois.
Messrs. Campbell & Fondy, Real, Estate Agents,
T TlanTn "Snririerfil1 Tllinnie
Lanphier & Walker, Editors Illinois
State Register, Springfie'd, Illinois. .
Jacob Forsythe & Co., Pittsburg, Pa.
Joshua F. Speed, Louisville, Ky.
Jacob Strader, Cincinnati, Ohio.
B. F. Stevensonj Merchant Jacksonville,
Hon. John Calhoun, Surveyor General, Kansas
and Nebraska .territories.
DIEFENDORF & DOYLE,
Leavenworth, K. T;, )
15, 1854-14-tf S -
KEW GROCERY STORE.
. LEAVENWORTH. K. T.
F. & W. ENGELSMANN,
buld respectively inform the citizens of
Leavenworth, and surrounding vicirjity,that
they have permanently located m this place, and
have opened in their new buildins: on Water
Street, a general assortment of Family Groce
ries, Boots Shoes, &c, and invite the attention
of the public to their stock.
lheir stock embraces a variety of articles pur
chased with direct ref erncce to the trade of Kan
They intend to keep a large assortment of
all kinds of provisions, and in the spring expect
to make large and heavy additions to their
Quick sales and small profllts, is their 'motto,
at the New and cheap Grocery Store on Water
We invite the public to an examination of our
articles feeling satisfied we can please both as
to quality and price.
. & VV. JJlitL.SJVlAiNiN.
Dec, 15, 1854, 3in
Ready made Sash,,, doors, and window blinds
on hand and for sale at reasonable prices at
Leavenworth by the undersigned. ,
A. T. PATTIE.
Dec, 15, 1854, tf.
Barnard, Adams & Peck,
ESTABLISHED, 1835, jobbers in Foregn and
Domestic Drugs, patent medicines, glass,
paints, oils a nd dyes. Corner 2d. and Was-hing
ton Avenue, StJ Louis.
- Sep. 15, 54'
OF THE V
The undersigned will issue, n or about the 1st
of December, loo4, at Leavenworth, K. Tj
TJbiK LEAVLWWUIiTH MESSE1NGEK,
weekly Journal devoted to a liberal public poll
cy, Agriculture, Manufactures, Mechanics Arts
Commerce, Alucation, and the Pro-slavery in
terestin Kansas Territory.
In the commencment of our undertaking as pub
lic Journalists, we are not unmindful of the man-
y responsiD mties we are assuming, and every
exertion win be made on our part to acquit our
selves to the satisfaction of our patrons, and to
mate our japer one or the leading Journals of the
In us, the Farmer" and Mechanic will find ar
dent supporters of their best interests, and the
working-man of every avocation and pursuit,' may
rely on our willing and cheerful aevocacy and
aid ; the Pioneer and Squatter upon unocupied
Public Lands, may look to us as to long-tried
f rends, for we are of them, and shall watch with
a jealous eye over all their dearly bought rights
and hard earned privileges.
With Politics we do not expect to meddle; but
the public have a right to know of our antecedents
as well as to learn our present position. We
have been old-line National Whig3 of the Clay
and Webster school, and we have . yet to learn
that these great Oracle3 of the Whig party were
mistaken; in their policy, or advocated any are
wise and liberal principles ; but as , questions but
to be acted upon or more immediate and vital im
portance to us and to the country than adher
ence to abstract Whig or Democratic doctrines,
we cheerfully lorego our. .former predilections
for Dartv. and define our uosition as follows:
The present Administration has won upon our
confidence by many of its leading measures, and
we shall yield it our cheerful and humble support
in such a policy as shall conduce to the general
good. " We fully endorse and will vindicate the
principle of the JN ebra?ka-Kansas Bill; the full
and hnal abrogation of the Missouri Compromise
ard the wise provisions of the Furtive Slave
Law. Upon the all-absording question if Sla-
ery, we may state without reserve; that We be
lieve that thf truclncerest of our Territory will
03 subserved by incorporating it with our Insti
tutions.' For this end we shall fearlessly and
thoroughly discuss the subject and. while we have
no affinities with the Freesoiler, and heartily de
test 4he Abolitionist,' we still hope to conduct the
control ersy in the spirit of kindness and liberal
ityi' ' We thus nail our colors at the" mast head,
and we shall dodge no issues which may be per
tinent to the main question. : We are of those
who cannot be lulled into a'false security by the
'masteTly inactivity' and fair representations of
our wily opponents. , We are confident that the
question is lo be sprung upon us by ojjr Freesoil
Mends ywhenever the neutral flagcan"bedis-
Sensed with, and we are ready f err the issue.- As
atfbnal men, we shall labor for the good" of the
whole countryj for the Union, and the Union in
its .integrity ; ibeTve are free to admit, that, upon
this questiop, our sympathies and convictions
are with the South and West, and that while we
are engaged in the advancement of their interests,
we are;ergaged in "a labor of love." We expect-to
make our . Paper a medium of much val
uable general intelligence , to .the public. . We
have an established Correspondence ;in- Oregon
California, Utah and New Mexico, and will give
the earliest reliabie.news from all inteicisdute
points. , We will also have ' regular Correspon
dants in. all thejprincipal .Cities of "the;" Union;
and a. specials Correspondent . at the seat of
thee. General VGovermcni.. t With "this abstract
of. our ".principles .and' purposes, "r we submit
oiur'nadeftakirie to the "patronaffe cf a generous
publcj trusting that we may merit their liberal
TERMS.Two Dollars per aruvumin advance!
. ffCommunications should be addressed tot
the Editor and proprieeors, Leavenworth, 'san-4
Nor. 10, ISSi. tfj SAMUEL F. FEW.
v.. JELanias Territory; t ;,Tj
rTTHE undersigned in behalf of the proprietors
-- udtc ux.Lei milieu, un iij vxio- wn u ui-juit;
above name, at one of the most eligible.points.in
Ule. Territory.:'; It is located on Nohles Fork of
stranger ureelc on ; the . Pottawatimie.-road .from
Parkville on the Missouri river to Uniontown, on
the Kansas River, and at the junction of the Fort
lieavenworth road. is about 3U miles from
Parkville, 15 from Leavenworth, 18 from Kick-
anoo Citv and 15 miles from the Kansas river.
on a high beautiful belt of piairie of about half
mile in width, with a large body of good Umber
on each side .; The advantages of the location are
already known an appreciated,and many persons
are now waiting to build. ' ; ' '
The location is about central betw&& ' the
Missouri and Kansas rivers, and with the beat
natural roads in the west leadins: to it, t It is a-
bout central to a country th-at is susceptible fa
large and dense population, ah "everything points
to this place as the centre of ;a eounty that will
oe lormea, maiung a- vi necessity axouuiy avai
, , There is in abundance of lime stone rock,' In
exhaustible veins of stone coal in the immediate
vicinity, which have been, tect?d,. and proved to
be good. Added to all these there As, good tim
ber, good soil, and good water " adjoining the
town., mere are several fine -springs of clear,
running water on and adjoining the town tract,
and buta few miles west is where the - old Del
aware JMills were established, said to be an ex
cellent inill site. , , . , . . .
The town will be surveyed' immediately and
plats made, but no public Sale of lots will take
place before next spring. , But in order to accom
modate thoie who want to build this winter a
few lots will be sold at private 'sale-. - '
: 'Ah' examination of Hie premises, will not fail
to convice any one, of the superior claims of Jack
sonville. The great body of the travel from the
regson 6f country bordering on the , Mo. River
from Weston down to Parkville, Crossing, to the
valley of the Kansas must pas3 through this
place. . " ' V " " : . ' . . ;
7 we.have submitted a few facts to the public,
to' elicit thieir attention. A rfance at the coun
try will afford a view the most picturesque, and
lovely the eye ever rested upon. A rare chance
is now offered to the poor man, the speculator,
and all who want to make money. Here is the
place. to buy bargains. . ..' v"'
Dr. JAMES IVUBLE,
JACOB W. BROWN,
H. MILES MOORE. .
WM. II. ADAMS
Committee of the Jacksonville Associotion.
Dec. 1. 1854.
STOVE ANO TIK STORE!
; Leavenworth, K. T.
The Undersigned, Dealer in Stoves and
Manufacturer of all kinds of Tin-ware,
would respectfully inform the citizens
of Leavenworth and Kansas Territory.
and the public generally, that he has on hand
and will keep a constant supply at Wholesale &.
netaii, an Kinds of btoves, such as cooking, par
lor and office stoves, Tinware of-every descrip
tion, from stove boilers down to pepper boxes,
and in fact every article usualy found in such
an establishment." Guttering and repairing: done
at. tiic juui icst uuueu. w orit every aescrip
tion executed to ordr.
$3?" Shop on Mam Street. Ebcourage home
manuiactures. - jr rice3 as low as anv nlace.
- - GEORGE RUSSELL, Agent.
December 8, 1854. 13-tf v
HOUSE JOINER Sr CARPENTER
Oners his services to the citizens of Leaven
worth, and Kansas Territory, and will undertake
buildings of all descriptions and every grade at
fair prices. He hopes by strict attention, and
promptness in the execution of work, to merit a
liberal share of patronage. He has made arrange
ments for opening an extensive Lumber Yard
at Leavenworth, in the spring, and expects
small assortment in a few weeks. .
Best . of references given if required as to
worianansnip and attention to business.
Leavenworth,. nov, 24,54?lf,
H. M. Hook,
Leavenworth. Kansas Ter.
Will attend to the sale of town Lots, in any
part of the Territory, and to the sale of Real
and personal property of every kind, on the most
Leavenworth will be promptly answered,
nov. 17, 1854. tf
II. J.- WOLF,
. ATTORNEY AT LAW,
. -. Weston Mo,
Office over Walker & Cflnyers Store. Will
practice in Weston Mo. and Kansas Territory.
Nov. 10, 1854.-if.
ATTORNEY AT LAW AND GENERAL LAND AGENT
Nov. 3, 1S54. ' . -
E. HATHA WAY'S
Celebrated Daguerrean Gallery
Main Street, Weston, Mo.
Pictures taken in all kinds of weather.
A. & ft. It. REES,
A T.TO RNIES AT LAW.
"D ICIIARD R. REES, having permanently
jLL located at Leavenworth, K. T., will prac
tice in the several Courts of the Territory and
in conjunction with Amos Rees, Esq., in all the
Courts in Platte county, Mo., particular atten
tion given to collections any where in the adja
cent country agencies and other matters of bu
siness will be be strictly attended to.
Dec; 1, 1854-tf.
, JOIIZV A. H AEDEIOIAaf,
(LATE Or LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY,)
A TTORNE Y' AT LAW AND GENERAL
XI- Busme3S Agent. Leavenworth, Kansas.
Commissioner, to tfjis Testimony, Affidavits,
Acknowledgments of Dscds, Mortgages, Pow
ers of Attorney, &c, fCt at.l- the States, duly
appointed by the Governor thereof. - . .
homes m-ikansas secured and safe invest-,
mentsraade. ;:-'' . r ;.
References His Excellency L." W. Powel,
Gov; of - Ky., -Hon. John--XJ.- Breckenridge - and
Col. C. C..RogerU. SAtt'y., Lexington, Ky.
Chancellor Pirtl3rLouisville, Ky.,J. S. Cheno
weth Sc. Co. Cin., Ohio, E. M. Ryland &. Co.,
St. Louis, Mo. ' ' .
Nov. 3, 1S54. ;
W. S. MXJEPH Y. -
MURPHY & SCilUGGS '
IiTAVENWORTHSEAM Saw Mill, ;
'The undersigned have erected and have in
successful operational Leavenworth, K. T., a
large Steam Saw Mill of the most approved
-model and with all the recent "improvements. .
They are ready to fill bills for lumber of every
description and in any quantity at the shortest
notice and on favorable terms.
. ::-;'' ... ". ' MURPHY &. SCRUGGS. .
BEftJ. niXEHART. '. - ALEX." ZIEGLEH.
: vB, mM3HART & CO.,, ;
IMPORTERS & Wholesale Dealers ia Cigars,1
Tobacco,- &.c.j Nprth Main street, utderv the"
Virginia Hotel, St. Louis, Mo.-- - We keep always
on hand a large-and 'superidiftqck of- Imported
and Domestic Regalia, La Norma) Millar, Londre
Cheroots, Principe and other Havana Cigars of
tte'best brands. ; ' ' , ' -nov. 10, 3m
W. C. JONES,
.;k TTORNE YS at Law No. 73. Pine Street, Stl
J. AY Halderman, ji. t J .-.Cw.k tr . i
SLIGO BOOK STORE A2fD.PAPR
; ; AfOS H, SHULTZ, & CO;.
WHOLrSAtX EO0KSIXlaS, STATIOJfI9 AICD TJL-
per DealtriNo'r 136 ''North-Main at, oppbiift
; , the-Batik of Missouri,
WILL fill orders at wholesale, as low t aay
i other house in the Western country. Our
purcha?es east being nearly all for car h, we fel
certain that we can bffer as great inducement j
to customers as any other house in the Wesr.
GEOGRAPHIES3,000 Mitchell, Olney aad
s Smith; - J
2,500 Mitchell and Smith's Primary:, n
' : 2.000 Parley Geography
SPELLERS-115.00U E!ement-.ry Electif .
2,000 Comeley. Fowle and Town.- .
ARITHMETICS 3,500 Smith, Pik wid Col
j 3,000 Davies, Smiley and Adamir
4,000 Ray ar.d Em-rVon, part 1, II, HI
GRAMMARSOGOiSmiih, Kirknm andCIm
. ,dler; . - -. ,.
1 3,000. Comley, Murray and Brown. . . '
In addition to thme we" ha-e a full "
Primers, Readers, Histories.PhilosonhU V.t-
istries, Phisioligies, Geoligies, Rhetorics, i.
-ra-iw, i6.w, mcuiciu ana ciassicti worJcu.-PAPER-1,000
reams cap. from $1 50 to W?
i,wu ream3 letter, from 51 50 to $5;
2,000 bundles crown wraDninfi
.3,000 " medium v dd
lbOO ; : straw, 5C0 do straw t '
lGQy' hardware;; .
lou reams enveiouej
V : blue chandlf . i
" ' 21X31, printing;
" 25X39 do; .
" 27X42 do-
STATIONARY 50 gross 4 oz black infcf '
uu gross i oz oiue inK
50 " 4 oz black and blue fnkr
2,000 steel pens;
20,000 quills, Nos. 10 to SO.
In a word one of the most complete assortmttiti
or otauonary ever oifered in this market.
BLANK BOOKS 10,000 quires cap Sooiri, ha!4
2,000 cap books, full bound;
4,000 " " demy, full bound;
4,000 medium, full bound;
1,000 i royal, full bound.
BOOK BINDERY. ,
Al H. SHULTZ & CO., have a Book Bir.derr"
connected with their store, which is well sup
plied with;. tools and binding materials, where
they maxe their own Blank Work, which thev
offer for sale in their store, beinej equally well,
;p ,off. 4i, i, v. v t'
in tha eastern market and offered for sale here.
All kinds of Blank work made to order on th
shortest notice, and warranted.
(gOld Books rebound.
The highest market price paid in cah for
Rags. AMOS H. SHULTZ &. CO.,
jNorth Main st., St. Louu.
November iO, lS54;-tf.'
Great Central Railroad EineX
CANADA. RAILWAY OPENED FROM
Detroit to Niagara Falls ! Forming a direct
and connected line of Railroad from Alton, 111.,
via. Chicago, Detroit, Niagara Falls and Buffalo.
Passengers'going east can now take the new short
route, avoiding the many annoyances they hava
been subjected to in taking the South Shore Road
around Lake Erie. The distance saved, the eaiy
grades, and the large amont of Air Line, make It
the nrost desirable route to Niagara Falls, Buffa
lo, Albany, New York' and Boston.
1st. rMorning Packet will leave St. Louis dal
ly (Sundays excepted,) from the foot of Wash
ington Avenue,at7" o'clock, a. m. train for
2d. Evening Packet will leave at 4 o'clock,
r.M., (Sundays excepted)3connecting at An
with the 9 o'clock p. m. train for 'Chicago, De-"
troit, and all eastern cities, via the
GREAT WESTERN RAILROAD.. ...
TIME FROM ST. LOUIS TO NEW YORK, 47 HOU$s!.
Passengers by the Great Central Route wilt
take one of the Passenger Packets .from St. .Louie'
to Alton; at Alton the Chicago and Mississippi
Railroad to Bloomington; at Bloomiilgton the
Illinois Central Railroad to Lasalle; at Lasall
the Chicago and Aurora Railroad to Chicago; at
Chicago the Michigan Central Railroad to De
troit; at Detroit the Great Western Railrpad to
Niagara Falls; at Niagara Falls the New York
Central Railroad to New York and Boston. .
1st. Cincinnati Express at 5 a. si. (except Sun
day,) 2d. Morning Express at 5.45 a. m. (except San
day,) Connecting with Great Western Rail
way, arriving at Niagara' Falls at 5 a. m. next
morning Albany at 3.15, and New York Ik
9.15 at night.
3d. Steamboat Express at 12.30 Noon, (except
Sunday,) Connecting with the North Shore
Line of Steamers at Detroit, at 10.15 p. m. Ar
riving in Buffalo to connect with the 5 p. m.
next afternoon Albany at 4.30 in the morning
and New York at 9.35. Also, with Steamer
for Cleaveland, thence by Railroad to Pitts
burgh, Philadelphia, Baltimore, "Washington,
Dunkirk and Buffalo.
4th. Night Express at 7.15 p. m. (except Satur
day) Connecting direct through by Railroad
arriving at Niagara Falls at 5 p. m. next day
: Albany at 4.30 in the morning, New York
at 9.35. Also, with Steamer for Sandusky,
thence by Railroad to Mansfield, Newark,
Zanesville. Columbus, Pittsburgh, Philadel
phia, Baltimore and Washington City.
Connecting at Detroit with morning express
for Niagara "Falls, arriving in. Buffalo same eve
ning, and New York next morning. Also at De
troit with the new, ' magnificent low-pressure
PLYMOTH ROCK.' Catt. WiLLorciiBY, '
WESTERN WORLD, Capt. Stannard,
MAY FLOWER, Capt. Hudson,
Will run daily between Detroit and Buffalo oa
the north shore of Lake Erie, and through with
out landing. ' .
These splendid boats are unequalled for their
sizei magnificence and sneed bv anv steamers in
Lines of first-class, low-pressure boats also run
daily between Detroit and Cleaveland, Detroit
and Sandusky, Detroit aiid Sault Ste. Marie and
Lake Superior. "
N.B. Passengers by this line on arriving at
Detroit, and going farther East, have the liberty
bf taking the boats or ths G. W. (Canada) Rail
Road at their option. Morning train from -Chicago
connects at Michigan City with N. A. & S.
Railroad, Lafayette, Icdianoplis," Cincinnati,
Louisville, Dayton, Belfontaine, Columbus,
Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. .
Passenerers taking this, route will find new"
nd c6mm'6dious cars,- gentlemanly conductors,
yid attentive baggage masters. -
sf Baggage ehecked from Chicago to Niag
ara. Fallsrwithout Exchange of Checks.
Through tickets may be procured at the office
of the Michigan Central Railroad Company,
No. 27 Fourth Street, opposite Planters' House
nd f rom J. B. Carson, No. 2S Levee, or 56
Commercial Street, and from the Agents atthe
Packetfand at the Bobt Store of Messrs. Ktellen
berger & Atwoodj Third street, Alton, arid from
R. Brower. Sprincfield, Illinois. . ; -
- - ' G. DT SIBLEY, Ag't M. C.'R. IL
i' Septembers. 1854. ly . . '
1 IN STORE and for sale loyf to close,
20 Bureaus . ""r " '
. 1 DozjTableV,
. 25 Beb Steads, - -. . '
1 Doz. Lounged,
123 Doz. Chairs atu
- - - - - 1- TUTT ti BAKER'S.
Weston, Oct. 131S54. ; , - i 1 : i r
F. SRUNER. L tV. B. UALYARU.-
TwnY.sATKTr arid Retail Dealers in Drees,
f ijCaremicahr, I'ainU, 01l9Dye-tuts bcaaj-
esf window glass, books arxi ytationery, na paT
ent m'ecliciucs. Cnruyr of MHa tad, Ihcfiia ;
stri.s, wcciou. iio. - . - .,1-fc'T!i- -