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t f 11 i)T Kansas Cf)icfT OL. MILLER, - - - i EDITOR. , .WHITS CIOTTD, KAKSAS: Tkmday, : : : : March 1T, I855. -x.' Vm.au tut" Mikes. A vounir nun of! Qrflt CountyTjIo-. n bis returrffrea the; Jiiines, stopped over -night ja this place, j last week, and; repeated Ibe "old,1, old '-tqry" thai gotd.con be foand, bet not -'imrcgVto pay for digging.-He excited 'l perfect fever, by saying that be thought of going back, and expected to make a Wg-'TrSisS If U.1C 'was" immediately wjlh'pfred around, that be .'"knew some tiling he didn't want to tell ;" and this belief tu strengthened, when la exhib ited a small quantity of gold 'dust.1 ' Bat " b told a friend thai be did not Intend tot , go tack to dig, but had s speculation on hand;wbereby be tbonght he could' do wcU, He advised another person,, as a friend, to keep sway from the mines. " lie ays diggers did not average mere than 50 to 75 eenrs per day. Some acquaint ances of bis, who bad been clerking in stores, went out to better tuefr fortunes when be .Wt tlio mines, they were work-.- iag by Lb day,' bowing logs I ' Bpecula ionv be says, is running wild ont there. The winter had boon very mild, and mining-operations bad not been materially retarded. tTroviiiioas .were scarce and hijrh. r On his way in, he met, at the - i r. r 1 Little' Bluv a company of men from . ilkbigan, tyho had mortgaged their farms at home,, to procure oat fits for the mines. "When he saw them, they were ont of provisions and money." 1 We learn that a 51 r. Yonnt has just returned to Salem, Nebraska, from the mines. , lie reports similar to the above (bat digging will not pay, and that miners Cannot make more than 50 to 75 cents' per day.' ' J ','. ' ..' A friend informs us that an acquaint ance of. his has just returned from tlie gold conntry, and advises all who go, to take plenty of money along to come back on.' He also says, to bis certain knowl edge, a cn tuber of persons had written letters to papers iu Leavenworth, and other places along the Missouri River, giving the dark side of the "picture, pro nouncing the mines a "take in," and ad- vising people to keep away.' As no such letters bave ever appeared ia any of the papers, the public can readily form an idea of the Inanner in which persons are being duped. ' . Tho dark side is suppress ed, and the bright side greatly exaggera ted. Persons are induced to sacrifice the comforts of home, good business pios pects, and even their property, to go to the nines, ouly that they may be fleeced. But the fever is up, and the crowds are rushing headlong to the mines. Nothing can stop them, and they will bare to be convinced by stern reality, when they get to the mines. -J , Keep Vocb Tests. Those persons who uere about disposing of their tent and camp equipage, in view pf a pros pect of the removal of the Connty Scat from Troy, had better hold on to them, as they will yet need them. The bill for voting on the question, passed both Hou ses of the Legislature, 6ince which lime no one can give an account of it. It never , became a !aiv ; and if it roacbod the Governor, be smothered it, as it was' never returned. Tcrhaps some of the Trojan bangers-on, who were hangingj about Lawrence at die time of its pass age, tould give some account of it. Or, perhaps this story is only a ru.ie, to induce the'peoplo generally to drop the matter ; and when voting day arrives, tho friends of some certain point will bold an elec tion, and locate the Connty Seat there. Tbe matter should be investigated. ' 'There is something strange in this mat ter of losing bills. Not a session of the Legislators passes, but a number of im portant bill are unaccountably missing. Bitch will bo tho case, as long as clerks can b corrupted with a five dollar gold piece, or as long as they are careless enough to permit the papers in their possession to be fingered by designing scamps. ' ' , i. i ."- ' Kestcckt. The gallant Whigs and Americans of the old home of "Harry of the Weit," not disheartened by the de feats of .the last two elections, are again rallying'around their old standard, deter mined 16 do all in their jower to rescue . Ihe'grav of Henry Clay from the bands o( the Infidel. They bave nominate a full ?tate ticket, as follows : . .-for- Governor, .Joshua F. Bell ; for lieutenant' Governor, Alfred I1V Allen; forAttorncy General, JAnes Harlan. '' ."The Convention was one of tbe largest . held iu the State since 1640 and the greatest enthusiasm and unanimity pre vailed. The ticket ia said to be a very ' strong one. We shall be much mistaken, if Kentucky does not redeem a good part of ber former glory, in August next. , Tbe vigorous fight-being made in Virgin ia, and the enthusiastic movement in Ivenlucj. will doubtless have a beneficial iuflaence opon other Southern States. " t 'jar; We have received a copy of the General Laws of Kansas Territory, enac ted by the last Legisl ture,which are to take immediate effect It is from the i Herald of-Freedom Steam press, which tnrns out work that is a credit to the : Territory. ! ; ' V" ' J ' "' Hon. Henry S. Geyer, late U. 6. Seaetor from Missouri, died at St. Louis, oA'thejL'iwt-'l I7,! ', , ' V' 1 SKETCHES OF KESfBEES OF THE , LEGISLATURE. t rw Kl-plrlinr rnntinnetli his bicturcs of members of the House. IV MAS SCOTT. . The tveeut Legislature of Kansas, .Was honored by the presence of many emi nent literary men. Such is the subject of j this sketch the Bard of Abbotsford. His " Waverley Novels", " Lsdy of the Lake' and other works, rendered him famous, 'when the Biith-h Government employed him to write a History of Na poleon Bonaparte. In this work be .ex hibited such a thorough knowledge of military affairs, that the Lulled... Stales employed, bim to write a work npon Military Tactics, and to command her armies. His brilliant conquest of Mexi- j Co' is yet frets b. in tbe minds of tbe people. , i r I. A ln.nl) bis neru-iongiii uainus without a scratch, whence arose the ex pression, "Scott free." In 1852, the Whigs nominated him for the Presiden cy, which be accepted just for the fun of the thing but instead of turning bis at tention to politics, be made a tour of the country, lecturing upon the beauties of the Irish and German languages. He was defeated by "Jim Pierce." He came to Kansas in tbe capacity of Lieutenant General, to quell ihe disturbances here. He bnilt Fort Scott, which was captured by Henry Clay Pale and Henry Ward Beecher. He was chosen to a scat in the Legislature, as were also bis son-in-law, Mr. Lockhart, and bis brother-in-law, Mr.. Bailey. ROBERT GBAH1M. The only live Irishman in the House, was Robert Graham, of Doniphan. He it was that invented the "Graham Bread," which used to be a favorite dish of Horace Greeley's. Its ingredients were, nine parts saw-dust and one of corn i bran, mixed with cold water, and baked in the sun. Mr. Graham's services in the Legislature contained abont as much invigorating substance ns the Graham bread 1 Previously to bis election, he made one of the most brilliant canvasses ever witnessed in America. Ho permit ted bis colleagues to do all the speaking, and be furnished the applause. For this pnrpose, he carried a gold-headed cane, which be woold stamp violently npon the floor, which had the effect to annoy and confuse bis opponents, and disgust bis friends. He is a great friend to poor men loaning them money, and taking their laiid for interest ! lie is in some way related to the descendants of Gen. Arthur St. Clair, and has the honor to be also related to the future President of the United States Gen. James II. Lane! His wealth, we believe, was chiefly ac quired by securing tho allowance by Congress of claims for large amounts to the heirs of St. Clair. ABRAHAM R4RRV. This is the veritable Commodore Barry, of Revolutionary fame. He at one time occupied a scat In Gen. Jackson's Cabi net. It iTneedless for us to say anything farther concerning him, as bis full histo ry can be found iu tho American Naval Biography. JOIIS LOCKHART. That young man, who blacks his boots with stove-blacking, is John Lockhart, Scotchman, and son-in-law of the great Scott, author of the Waverley Novels, etc. . He is a remarkable man, was a rcmarkablo boy, and a remarkable baby. This wag plainly visible at tho time of his birth. Immediately after that im portant event, bis parents agreed, that as be was a remarkable child, they would give bim no common name, but, rather, one that could not be met with at every 6 1 reel corner. They called a meeting of all their relatives, who fully endorsed this determination. They then set to it, to study out some rare name ; and after a lapse of three months, they unanimously decided to call bim John ! ' j. w. WRIGHT. Judge Wright, although well known, yet deserves a notice in these interesting and trutliffl sketches, ne is the hus band of Fanny Wright, the famous she Infidel, and Woman's Rights advocate. Her maiden name, it is well known, was D'Arusmont, and she was a Parisian belle. J ndge Wright resided in Indiana, previously to his marriage. - Frogs were the staple produet of his section, and be conceived the idea of putting them to come practical use. ' He accordingly vis ited France, to learn the art of cooking and eating them. He stopped at the cel ebrated Froggery of Connt D'Arusmont, where he learned the art of frog-eating to perfection ; 'and he likewise fell in love with the Count's daughter Frances, with whom be eloped to America, first visiting Greece. Fanny has written and publish ed a long account of. ber sojourn in clas sic Athens. Mr. Wright was never a Judge, in the legal sense of the term, as is generally supposed ; but, after his re turn from Franco, be was esteemed such a good judge of frogs, that bis neighbors dubbod bim Judge, and he has since borne the title. He afterwards removed te New York, and represented that State in the United States Senate. In 1844, while ocenpying that post, he was nomi nated as the Democratic candidate for Vice President, but declined the honor. His notification and declension of this nomination, were among the first messa ges ever transmitted by the electric tele- graph. . In the same year be resigned bis (seat in the Senate, and was elected Gov- iernor of New York, over 2 .wore':"' Judge Wright writ' Millard Fill ies down his politics as " White Republican'" He j does this, to correct a report which bad been circulated, that while in France be became a Red Republican. He ia a de scendant of Ark Wright, the great Scot tish inventor. . CHARLES H. BBA3SC0KB. ' This gentlemsn formerly' wrote bis name Buncombe. .- He was the bventor of a peculiar kind of of political oratory, which bears his aameV He is a distant relative of the Coxcombs, and is a lineal descendant of " Combe on the Head." a. J. aixisoir, i. Do yon see that young man, WW,. month looks aa if it were parposely forn-Uay ed for 6aying aye and nay, and- esta- ling!" That is Augustus Isham Alli son, (commonly written Judge A. J. Allison.) law partner of General James Henry Lane. ..He is a son of Mr, and Mrs. Allison, and was born in Uooppole Township, Posey Connty, Indiana, and received bis education in that veritable conntry school-bouse which has so often been referred to all will remember the " time honored" comparison which is in variably used, when it is desired to con vey an idea of bow numeroljt er He came to Kansas, and was elected Probate Judge of Donip'ban County, but resigned, we believe, because an appeal was taken from his decision, almost every time be gave one. Being fully impressed with his own fitness for a Legislator, be had his name proposed, was nominated, and elected. The people of this County were debarred the pleasure of listening to his eloquence, during the campaign, on account of his always being tick when time for speaking canto and we believe he bos been afflicted with the same spe cies of e'uJcneu, nearly ever since. It is something like tho measles. (The fact is, people, now-a-days, nse too much strychnine for manufacturing purposes 1) While at Iwrence, tbe Jndge made a number of brilliant efforts; not in the Legislature, but at the bar of tho vari ous saloons about town 1 So far as we are able to ascertain, he made but one speech in tbe Legislature; but that was a powerful specimen of oratory, and will be remembered through all coming time, like those of Demosthenes and Cicero. For a copy of this speech, we are indebt ed to that eminently reliable repository of Historical knowledge, the Troy Dem ocrat, edited by Joseph Thompson, who used to live in Ohio, and knew Samme dary. The subject under disenssion, was the bill for abolishing Slavery. An elo quent member bad just concluded a pow erful argument in favor of the bill, when Judge Allison arose and said : - " I fully concur in the gentloman's re marks!" After such laborious service, should not the people consent to let tho Judge retire to the shades of private life, and Pike's Teak ? where whiskey is S3 per gallon! One of Mr. Allison's roost useful works, is bis History of Europe, which he wrote while at school. 1 C. F. KOB. Wo have now come to the end of the list of Representatives. Mr. Kob is no minally Secretary of Treasury of the Uni ted States, bnt it is well known that the Prisident chiefly does the spending of the money. Mr. Kob recently edited a pa per in Leavenworth, bnt was compelled to relinquish the post, in consequence of having made a contract to write Novel ettes exclusively for the New York Ledger. I be llcrks, dec., of tbe House, we shall briefly refer to. ' B. P. Ayrcs, Chief Clerk, is a native of Sonth America. His. name is Buenos Ay res.. P. P. Elder, Assistant Clerk, was tbe discoverer of Elder-blow tea so called, because, after discovering a tea possess ing valuable medical properties, he mado a great blow about it. John M. Funk; Docket Clerk, is a son or Peter Funk. Samuel C. Smith, Enrolling Clerk, is a brother to John Smith. . G. F. Warren, Sergesnt-at-Arms, is the man who built the Bunker Hill Mon ument. Ho was formerly an English lawyer, and wrote t popular novel, enti tled "Ten Thousand a Year;" and series of interesting sketches, entitled " Experiences of a Barrister." He is son of Warren Hastings. Win. J. King, Assistant Enrolling Clerk, is a son of tbe K ing of the Cannibal Islands. He was elected Vice President iff 1852, and recently occupied the post of First Assistant Postmaster General. Last, and least, is , G. . W. Smith. Door-Keeper. Comment is unnecessary. It will suffice to state that bis father, George Washington Smith, advocated the acceptance of the English Bribe, be cause be was supposed to have been elec ted Governor under the Lecompton Con stitution ; and that George Washington Smith, Junior, went around whipping people, because they would not believe in the immaculate conception of his daddy 1 ' Thus endeth the House. Next week, we shall sketch the Council. . fa XOn Monday we bad a "right smart chance" of a snow storm, which contin ued nearly all day.' , It was probably the finishing up storm. . Those who affected to sneer at the Groand Hog. because we bave recently ba3 soma fine weather, will now probably knock under. On St Pat rick's Day; (the 17lh,) bis Hogsbip's term closes. '.,. -. t .---7..v-: vertised for a large number of new routes in Kansas. We notice that White Cloud, and Nortltero Kaunas gwxsrally. has beep liberally remembered in this way. Below will be found thcroules to be lot, in which the people of this corner of the Territory ore interested. Proposals will be received at the Department, until the 2nd day of April the contracts to commence tbe first of July. Bids should be offered for every one of these rontes-r-otherwise the people will .liave no mails over them : 10747 From Oregon, by Forest City, ' to White Cloud. Kausaa, 10 miles and back, once a wees, .ueavevregon iih-j . ... r ri'l jg - mj- irri"Te ,t fjonj by 12 White Cloud Tlqrsuay as z p m; arrive at Oregon by 6 p m. Bids for three trips a week .invited.. 15070 From ! Atchison, by Robinson and Padonia, to Falls City. (N. T.,) 45 miles and back.' once s week. "Leave At chison Friday at 6 am; arrive at Falls City by 10 p m; leave Falls City Satur day at 6 a m ; arrive at Atchison by 10 p m. . 15096 From Leavenworth City, by Atchison, Sumner, Doniphan, Palermo, Elwood, .White Clond. Rulo, (N. Tv.) Nemaha andBrownville, to Nebraska City.. 119 miles and Back, once a week. Leave Leavenworth City Monday, Wed nesday and Friday at 4 a m ; arrive at Nebraska City next days by 10 p m; leave Nebraska City Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 4 a m ; arrive Leavenworth Citv next days by 10 p w- 15099 From'Elwood to Capioma, 50 miles and back, once a week Leave El wood Friday at 4 a m; arrive at Capioma by 10 p m ; leave Capioma Saturday at 4am; arrive at Elwood by 10 p m. 15110 From St. Joseph, (Mo.,) by Elwood, Wathena and Highland, (in Doniphan County) Kansas, ML Roy, Padonia and Plymonth, in Brown Conn ty, to Pawnee City, in Nebraska, 100 miles and back, once a week. 1 Leave St. Joseph Monday at 6 a m; arrive at Paw nee City Wednesday by 12 m ; leave Pawnee City Thursday at 7 a ra ; arrive at St. Joseph Saturday by 12 m. 15112 From St. Joseph, Mo., by Bel mont. Kansas, and Laporte, to Charles ton, 20 miles and back, once a week. Leave St Joseph Saturday at 6 a m; ar rive at Charleston by 12 m; leave Charles ton Saturday at 2 p m; arrive at St. Jo seph by 8 p m. 15113 From St. Joseph, Mo., by Iowa Point, Kansas, White Clond, Mt. Roy and Hamlin, to Central City, 70 miles snd back, once a week. Leave St. Jo seph Monday at 6 a m; arrive at Central City next day by 10 p m ; leave Central City Wednesday at 6 a m ; arrive at St. Joseph next day by 10 p m. 15120 From White Clond, by Pado nia, Hamlin, Central City, Richmond and Seneca to Marysville, 100 miles and back, once a week. Leave White Cloud Monday at 6 a m ; arrive at Marrysville next day by 6 p m ; leave Marysville Wednesday at 6 a m ; arrive at White Cloud next day by 6 p m. 15121 From White Clond to Iowa Point, six miles and back, three times a week. Leave White Cloud Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10 a m; arrive at Iowa Point by 12 m; leave Iowa l'omt Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1 p m ; arrive at White Cloud by 2 p m. 15143 From Atchison, by Robinson snd Padonia, to Falls City, miles and back, once a week. Bidders will state the distance and propose a schedule. people of Kansas are made of money, and that it is a pleasure for them to pay three prices for everything they buy. -Several men brought a skiff-load of fish here, a few days ago ; and, from the prices they asked for them, one woald bo led to suppose that they imagined the people of White Cloud on tbe point of starving, and those fish only would save them. They met with poor encouragement, and hod the pleasure of taking their fish away again. A few days since, we are told, a person brought some seven dozen eggs to town, for which he asked abont two and a half cents higher than market price. Not being able to obtain it, as onr citizens knew of no reason why bis hens should lay eggs so much superior to other peo ple's bens, be cooly walked to the river, and threw his eggs into It. It is proba ble be got bis money back 1 If eggs cast np the waters, are like bread in the same situation, they will rctnrn to him after many days 1 "-MW An affair a la Bally Brooks, came off at Lawrence, recently. - Gov, Robin son and M. F. Conway have been at the outs, and hod been throwing dirt at each other, through the columns of the Law rence papers. Robinson rather got the better of Conway, when tho latter watch ed his opportunity, and as Robinson was entering tbe post office, dealt him several blows with a heavy cane. . Politics was the foundation of the difficulty. , Conway aspires to the leadership of the Repabli- can party, and a seat in Congress ; while Robinson 'aspires to tbe United Slates Senatorship, in soma manner or other wa do not believe be knows exactly how himself. ; They both ongbt to be carried ont of the Territory on chips. t. PoKsrcnTUi- Tbe papers generally are expressing their preference for the next Presidency, although the election is yet more than a rear and a half distant We bave not yet seen any paper that bas proposed our favorite ticket one of tbe best that could bo brought forward, and we believe the very strongest Here it is: " For President, ' ' : Jons Bell, of Tennessee. , ' ' . For Vice President, Galcsba A. Gaow, of Pennsylvania. 3 17 The date- of this paper, (March nin.i is bl remcavs we issue osr paper several days ia advance, in or der to give the bands in our our office an opportunity to observe the day witfi be coming dignity. . (. Mn, Rrur-rn. Mil-leUiosrs axe ad r a- - ' Election Law. It should be general ly known, that tbe late Territorial legis lature enacted, among other things, a new election law, which goes into-operation immediately. Under this law, a residence of only three months in the Territory, and ten days in the ward or Township, ia required for voters. The names of all voters must be registered, at least ten days before the election. All elections are to be by ballot ;' and the Inspectors of Elec tions bave authority to establish morei than one election precinct in eacn Town ship. This matter should be immediately looked to, by the people of our place, that w may-aot again be put to tbe trou ble and inconvenience of going elsewhere to vote. The Soperv isors of each Tow n sbip are tbe Inspectof sot Elect ions. The law is very stringent, and the penalties for its violation are severe. . Section Sec ond says who shall not be allowed to vote : ... i " Sec. 2. No person under guardianship, noit compot tnenlit, or insane, shall be qualified to vote at any election, nor shall any person convicted of treason, felony, or bribery, unless restored to civil rights; aor shall any person who, being an in habitant of this Territory, may hereafter be engaged, directly or indirectly, in any duel, either as principal or accessory, be permitted to vote at any election ; nor shall any person who shall bave made or become, either directly or indirectly, in terested in any bet or wager, depending npon the result of any election at which he shall offer to vote, b permitted to vote at such election; nor 'shall any person who has not resided at least ten days in the township, ward or district in which be offers to vote, be allowed to vote there in. Every qualified elector shall be eli gible to hold any office for which he is an elector. Homestead Bill. A great deal is now being said about this bill, which was de feated by the Democrats in Congress, but which the President declared he would veto if it should pass. Now, that party would doubtless have killed!any bill what ever, no mat tor how beneficial it wonld have been to tbe poor man ; but in de feating this bill, tliey have not done much harm and perhaps it will 'oave room for the right sort of a homestead law, when some party comes into power that pays attention to poor people. . The bill which was defeated, placed the poor set tler second best to the speculator, as he is at present It proposed to give to the actual settler only such lands as are sub ject to private entry. Before land is in this condition, it is pretty thoroughly as sorted and bought np. In the first place, speculators p:k out the choicest, and procure unprincipled persons to pre-empt it for them, for little or nothing. Then tho land is put np for sale, when tbe speculator is again on hand, to bid in such choice lands as shall not have been pre-empted. Then tbe land is subject to private entry, wlien the speculctor is around with h:s reams of land warrants, with which to enter any good n that he may find. Thus the speculator bas two pulls at the land, before it is subject to private entry ; and after it is thus sub ject, he still bas an equal chance with the settler, in picking out and possessing himself of unsold lands. Sdch a Home stead Law is not the kind the poor settler needs ; and we have hopes that one of the right stamp will yet be enacted by Congress. , . tW During onr visit to Lowell, we were shown through the Laboratory of onr celebrated countryman, Dr. J. C. Aver. Scarcely could we bave believed what is seen there without proof beyond disputing. They consume a barrel of solid Pills. 50,000 doses, and 3 barrels of Cherry Pectoral. 120,000 doses, per diem. To what an inconceivable amonnt of human suffering does this point ! 170,000 doses a day! I Fifty million-of doses per year 1 ! 1 What acres and thousands of acres of sick bed does this spread before the imagination I And what sympathies and woe 1 True, not all of this is taken by the very sick, but alas I ranch: of it is. This Cherry Drop and sugared Fill are to be the companion of pain and anguish and sinking sorrow the inheritance our mother Eve bequeathed io the whole fam ily' of man. Here the infant darling bas been touched too early by tbe blight that withers half our race. : Its little lungs are affected, and only watching and wait ing shall tell which way its breath shall turn. This red drop on its table is the taTlisman on which its life shall bang. There tbe blossom of the world just bant ing Into womanhood is stricken ' also! Affections most assiduous care skills not, she is still fading away.' The wan mes-. senger comes nearer and nearer every week. This little medieiment shall go there, theirlost, perhaps their only hope. : Tbe strong man has planted in bit vitals, ' thi same disease. This red drop by bis side is helping him wrestle with the in exorable enemy ; the wife of his bosom and the cherubs of his heart are waiting in tick sorrow and fear lest the rod on wbicb they lean in this world, be broken. Oh, Doctor I .Spare no skill, nor cost, nor toil, to give tbe perishing sick tbe best that human art can give. Oalretton, Texat,Xev.' --';"?". ' ' . 3TA funny little psper, celled "The Spy,' comes to us from Lecompton, ask ing a puff, - It ia chock full , of laughing material, and is illustrated with life-like engravings.' Edited by G.' WhU'Jkens, who, it, is well known, is second coosia to G. Snort ,f;. ilp-.i V ! ... Q00S HEWS F02 WHITE CLOUS ! A gentleman jut from Washington, brings tbe cheering intelligence that a contract has been signed and sealed, by which the great Government Contractors, Messrs. Russell, Majors 4 Waddell, have agreed to make White Cloud a freighting depot for Utah and the Western forts. The report that they bad surrendered their contract to Government, was false. The coming season, they intend conducting business more-briskly than ever. They will bave three depots, and do a freight ing business equally from each. Two of the depots will be Leavenworth and Ne braska City, as formerly t and the other will be White Clond. Tbe contractors conceived' tbe idea, last Snmmer, of establishing another de pot. For this pnrpose, they visfted, in person, most of tbe towns between Leav enworth and Nebraska City. Soma of tbe towns offered large premiums, and made all manner of representations and misrepresentations, to secure them ; but they declared that property was not their object, and wonld be no inducement to them. - After a careful examination of tbe various points, and folly weighing every consideration, they decided that White Clond was far preferable to any other point, and have accordingly closed a con tract to make this their depot Ia a short time they will be here to erect their ware houses, shops, and dwellings. This will be cheering news to every friend of White Cloud. 'It will at once establish an immense business here, and inaugurate brisk times. It will canse a large increase of the actual residents, and vastly multiply the. comers and goers. It will give employment to' mechanics and laborers, increase the demand and the price of farm products, and enhance tbe valoe of property. We are informed that a Government Quartermaster will also establish himself here. He will make payments to those in Government em ploy, and a large amount of tbe money will remain in circnlation here. In ad dition to the above, it will give our place a wider notoriety than she now enjoys, and will be the means of her rapidly at taining a position of importance among the Missouri River towns. In all respects, the selection of this place as a freighting depot, is an event of the "most gratifying character. -J Wm. Macck & Sons. Attention ia called to the advertisement of this enter prising firm, who are prepared to saw and sell lumber of all kinds, on tbe very lowest terms. They are honorable, go ahead men, and the right kind to patron ize. The people of this country are per haps not aware bow mnch they are in debted to this firm and we say it with out intending any disparagement of oth ers in the Inmber business. A year ago, the price of lumber was 82.25 and 62.50 per 100 feet. Messrs. Manck believed in the motto of "live and let live," and reduced the price to 81.50 to 82.00 per 100 feet Snch liberality deserves to be remembered. 7; W Within a few days past, we bave been regularly receiving tbe Leavenworth Daily Times, nope they will keep on doing it From its looks, we should judge that those who bave nndgrtaken to crush it out, are making a bad job of their undertaking. We have heretofore neglected to mention that the publishers of the Leavenaordi Joornal have been for sometime favoring us with their Daily. Hope tbe time may soon come, when we can return the compliment. Z3T Tlie Atlantic Monthly, for March, is on our table, containing a number of choice articles. All tbe contributions to this Magazine are by the best writers, and therefore nothing trashy and useless finds its way into the pages of the Atlantic. It is published by Phillips, Sampson t Co., Boston, Mass., at 83 a year. We will send tlie Chief and tbe Atlantic Monthly both ono year, for 84. L To Advertisers. Those having ad vertisemenu ana notices to insert in our paper, are requested to hand them in ear ly en Tuesday morning of eacn week, or sooner, if possible. Persons bringing in advertisements after that time, can't com plain if they are postponed until the fol lowing week. ! - J tW Wa are indebted to that gallant American Whig, Hon. Humphrey Mar shall, of Kentucky, for a copy of his speech, delivered in tho U. S. Hosso of Represenatives, on tho 19th of January last, upon tbe subject of political parties, in reply to a speech of Mr. Washbprne, of Maine. : XW B. F. Ruffner & Co., bave a large quantity of snpenor Hungarian Grass Seed for sale, cheap. See their adver tisement. I XT The Florildo, which bas been above all Winter, came down on Thurs day evening, and ley at this place all night- ' Deati of tita Postmaster General. Waihihotos, March 8. Postmaster Gen. Brown died this morn ing at half past nine o'clock. Up to a quarter of aa hour previous, be waa per fectly conscious of bis condition and took leave of his family . ' Last night the .President had a final interview with bim, and waa affected to tears. During aa occasional delirium tho dying man called for the Bill, evidently alladiuT to the defeated appropriation bill, having reference to the post-office department His death occasions tbe ut most sorrow among all classes of com munity. - , v, .. t)ingamnjig5. tT A challenge to ,k,te , pTeTbT . of 8ale, a Di Vmoo jouaj JT aaadl; gave eat that if .o7 ot the ui, cookl eatca her, she would forfeit a kisj. tv! Bostoa Herald says that an athletiee inS U challenge, gave chae, aT.' ana encircled her waiat. Her brother, ho er, averted the impending smack by pnseJ" the fellow with a fire dollar bill, tcllillJk15 alide Tbei.HcaaiUrteden,n)f4r,,'j the funds, remarking audibly that be "woaldLs give fire dollars to kiaa any white K, tT A Waaliinetoa letter says :" Anwar a. peroral topics of Washington aocictr re three Cubionable wedding, j to place withia a month, ria: Mr. Eusti, j c from Louisiana, to Miaa Corcoran, of ton, daoghter of the banker ; Mr. Big- Waahingtoo, to Mias Bright, danghter tf Senator froai Indiana; Mr.Baylor.af to Miss Gwln, daughter of the Seaitor fij California." - tT The Cleveland Herald states Out Ji McLean's health is evidently giring way. his return to the Capital he waa lor a lew fen enabled to vigorowaly prosecute hia datiet, Ut by the Uat accounts be waa sot able to attcij tbe sittings of the Supreme Court, ind w t said he would aooa return to Cinciniuti. Herald adds .that Washington gossip hue) Judge Bartley as the sueceosorof Mr. McLej. CT We hare an Interregnum in our Gorei. aaent for the first time in ita hUtory, nn n Louisville Journal. The Executire poirrf a crushed and the Legislalire snfprnded. Caucus, like the Rump of Old EngUnd, or ti, Napoteotiie awaa eulottn of France, kw mtrpri the law-making prerogatire, and treat, pie's representatires with contumely. . CT The Lawrence Republican girts the pr. ceedings of the first meeting of the Scientist and Historical Society of Kansas, held oa tie 13th ultimo. A charter granted by the U-b-Iature waa yrcepted, and the Society inamli atcly went into permanent organization tad elected their officers. CT Among the unmarked and uahoum-4 graves in tlie rural cemetery at CimuVi, Art, is that of a brother of the illustrious Drarr Clay. His only monument ia aa Oak trw,ii the initials of his name rudely rarred is its rough bark. He ia said to hare been an hanWt and devoted minister of the Gospel. ETA Washington correspondent of the Oki, State Journal writes, that "for four mortal hows ' Douglas and Jeff. Daris fought like kanua ti gers, and the tone, gestures, manners, and nat ter of both were violent and sometimes insult-ng- . ST H is rumored thatChief Justice Tiikj and Judge McLean intend resigning their Kit on the bench of the Supreme Court. Both art rery aged and in Infirm health, the Chief Juliet being over eighty.and Judge McLean ortrKt enty years of age. CT Gen. Cass has been attacked twic tate'r with apoplectic symptoms, and the other nirht had the doctor with bim all night, and till btt in the morning. His friends were mock akra ed ; aa yet, howerer, the iact has beta kept m of the newspapers. tT Gov. Stewart, in one of hit meatagn, claimed that his name and character were fall identified with the Hannibal and St. Jotrpk Railroad. Ad exchange thinks it no wonder then that there are so many xigaags ia this mid. XT A Paris letter in the Kord, f Bretwls, aaya that the body nf the Emperor Napsleaa I. U to be in a abort time removed to the Osrth of St. Dennis, but that the heart ia toreBaisst tbe Inralidea. tT Messrs. Lane and Smith hart Ukeatkrir seat ia the IT. S. Senate, aa Senators from Ore gon. The former drew the long term, eifirisf March 4th, 1881. The Utter holds his st:t fc two weeks. tT Mrs. Sarah Montgomery, of Boston, beinr, at the point of death, waa robbed by twa women, who excuse tliemselrea by asying Hut aa Mrs. M. could not lire, and bad no relstirc, they, aa neighbors, were entitled to the propertj. tT Tbe New York Tribune's Wsihisftoa correspondent says that the Select Priating bv vesti gating Committee bare discovered anr fraud of $7,000, which will go to tbe credit of the Democracy of Connecticut IT The Waahinatoa correspondent of tk New York Herald claims to hare -lesraed Inn a bich source that Gov. Chase of Okie, Its a withdrawn as a Republican candidal w " Presidency, in favor of Seward." CTMr. Wood of tlie New Orleans TrW Delta office, recently married awife.sndbeW the expiration of the honeymoon, drew a aasr- ter of the ttO.OOO prixc in the Harsna -. CP A report is afloat that Major Hcia., of A Washington Stat, is soon to be assme " Miaa Martha Haines Butt.of Norfolk,""' Bful, brilliant and accomplished authored tr Joseph Miller, M. Cof OhioT-ini pointed Judge lo Nebraska, rice Black iw7 applied Governor. So asy, tba W( correspondent of the New York Herald- IT It was the College of W'1""1. Virginia, that appointed George w""?" Surveyor of the Colony of rirginia, it beffl that time vested with such powers aad dsn ST Powers, tbe Sculptor, has reTtda der for a eolloaaal statue, ia brass, of -Mary Ana." It ia to be ready oc to April. D-The Richmond (Ind.) Palladia. Hon. Caleb B. Smith ia about to restart Cincinnati to Indiawpo'i to eogJ practice ot law. D-The town agent, at Hartford, Co 3.337 gallons of liquor last year to """' der a law which torWds an sales, ? sick. XT Bdward Everett has r""4 try scat a farm of arty acrea to .T. Ma., on which he will erect s CTTheLeiingto(Mo.) Eipr'"!rf ita preferewce for Hob. Edward . Louis, aa a candidate for the ST Tbe first building r'd collect the King's duties eeeupied O Rrchmocd aad NerihJf ST TW editor of the LouoW Tij the salary aa Uve rres States. er TVa adssiauioti of Oreco t -r cuta annsber thirty- CP The Michigan tUtartyeZL fetry Law prwafams to luWM."'' . It aft CPA dndimatt paper pir the -Aagel's smile" wbU.Joo CPThe Qaeea aa F.glad Is a P" ; before she is forty year ow.