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-$i)t Kansas -t)tef.
Thursday, : : : Febraary 23, 1865.
Daring: Act of Kaasaw Boys.
Recently. omo boats ascending tbs
Arkansas River with icpplies for Fort
Smith, were attacked by rebels, one of
the boats burned, and another disabled,
but rnn ashore .and bnrned. Oo the 31st
of January, while posted belovr Ivey's
Ford, where the steamboats were attack
d,-snd were still blockaded by the rebel
Brooks' command, the boys of Company
D., 14th Kansas Cavalry, planned and
executed a daring enterprise.
Twenty-one men, (15 of Company D.,
and six of other detachments, contracted
flat-boat, and, . having obtained per
mission, crossed the Arkansas River, sur
prised and assaulted 'the rebel "camp,
killing; fonr men and capturing two
torse. They found the enemy in force,
and only succeeded in holdmg them in
check, and fighting their way back, for a
distance of four miles, where they re
crossed, onder protection of .their com
mand, with tbe Joss of one Cin killed
end one man wonnded, viz: Mio Gil
more, of Company D., 14tb Kansas, kil
led; Nathan Ron of tha same Company,
wonnded. They were both or ought from
the field, and the soldier who was killed
was buried next day, with ell the honors
of war.
Glorious from. Socth Carolina!
Sherman has it all bis own way, down
there. After flanking the rebels ont of
Brsnchville, he proceeded to Colombia.
the Capital of the State, and commenced
flanking that. But Beanregsrd died in
tbs last ditch that is, be skedaddled be
fore Sherman gat in. The rebels carried
off several millions of specie belonging to
tho State, bnt could not removo other
valoable property, in consequence of an
accident on the only railroad not cut by
our troops. They therefore destroyed the
property, and plundered tho city.
Colombia having fallen, Charleston
was evacuated by the rebels. This is con
firmed by their own papers; and also by
an official dispatch from Commander
Dahlgreen to the Navy department, dated
the 18:b, in which be fays that Charles.
ton was abandoned by the rebels, and be
was on bis way with his fleet to take
Tbee events seal the fate of Wilming
ton, and perhaps of Richmond also. How
over, the Richmond papers boast that the
South is not whipped yet 1 And the
rebel papers every day publish an acconnt
of a cavalry fight near Augusta, in which
Wheeler drove K-ilpatiick back several
miles. While Sherman was marching
through Georgia, Whoeler was whipping
Kilpatrick every day, and finally killed
him. The next thing, Savannah went
up. We suspect that this bad luck of
Kilpatrick's now, will turn out after the
eame style.
"HoNEvr Jnnjr." Tho bill annexing
a portion of Jefferson County to Douglas,
has passed both branches of the Legis
lature. The tnnjnrity was abont ihe
ramo that Lsne received for the Senate.
By the way, in bowling against the
"fraud" and "bribery" or the last Legis
lature, who rqneaked lender and longer
than John Speer, of the Lawrence Tri
bune ? This same Speer is a member of
tho present Sens'o. A remonstrance
against this County line change, signed
almost unanimously by the people re
tiding in ihe territory in dispute, was
placed in the hands of a person to carry
to Topeka. In Lawrerce. John Speer
got hold of him, and bribed him to
place tha paper in his hands; then cut
ting the remonstrance from the top, he
wrote a petition in favor of the change,
and pasted the signatures below it. Tbis
forgery he exhibited to members of the
Legislature, to show that the people of
the oveted etiip were in favor of the
change 1 lie is said to have also boasted
that he had 88.000 at his command, to
buy the project through the Legislature 1
Bnt the people rebuked the 'frauds"
of last Winter, and sent np honest men
in their places !
The Pacific Monthly. We are much
pleased with the appearance and literary
contents of this new monthly magazine.
We 6ee Messrs. Gazley & Co. are gentle
men of the right metal, and know how to
conduct a periodical of this character.
One great feature of tbis monthly maga
zine is, every subscriber obtains a present
of an article of Jewelry, which could not
be obtained at any retail store for less than
from five to ten dollars. This is a novel
and paying way of building up a qnick
and successful subscription lit."The Pa
cific Monthly alone is well worth the price
of subscription, and when the proprietors
offer such additional inducements to sub
scribers, it is bound to sneceed. Tbeir
enterprise should be sustained.
1 Wabhaktt Deeds. Those who have
been inquiring of ns for Blank Deeds, for
tome time past, and all others in need of
the article, are hereby informed that we
art prepared to furnish any amonnt of
them, from a single Deed np any number
' The river opened at this plan.
abont noon on Saturday. The water bat
risen, and from the floating ice since
passing down, we jndge that the river it
epta'for tome ditUsoe above.
-"flTsy-iVeJtT----- -
A draft is banging over the beads of
the people of Kansas, and yet, except in
a few localities, there appears to be little
or no effort making, to fill np the qnota.
This certainly arises from no lack of pat
riotism, nor unwillingness of our people
to do, tbeir share toward sustaining the
Government. The fact is, the people
cannot yet realize that there is" to" be a
draft tbey know, there, thould net in jus
tice be one and they see poor encourage
ment to seenre enlistments. Tbey feel
that they are being wronged by those who
control this matter, ami are required to
furnish that which they-do.not-o wo. and
cannot spare. When we were yet far
ahead ot all calls, new regiment upon
regiment was raised, and the nnmber of
our troops doubled. It literally drained
our Stato of men. Farmers could not ob
tain help, and labor jn the towns was
scarcely to be had. Entire crops were
suffered to waste In the field; and farms
were' "abandoned 'and 'permitted to go to
destruction. . In addition to tbis depletion
of men, "thousands of onr citizens who did
not go into the army, were forced to neg
lect tbeir business to defend the State from
invasion and desolation, while onr sol
diers were off on dnty elsewhere. Onr
popnlation has been somewhat recrnited
by emigration, "fend the influx of refugees
who are mostly exempt from military
dnty; and soma of onr soldiers, who have
served out their time, have returned home,
bnt O majority .of these have re-enlisted
as vetera.ne, .'bus augmenting onr credits.
Notwithstanding all this, Kansas is called
J npon for more; whi ' Massachusetts, hav
ing furnished about for times as many.
when her rightful quota onld have been
ten timea as many, is called upon for not
one hundred more men than Kansas; and
Iowa, not having furnished three imet as
many, but under obligation for six tmes
as many, is called npon for none ! Um.'er
such treatment, what inducement is tfcere
for Kansas to send more men than are
forced from her? Suppose the men of
wealth should contribute their means to
nil our quota, what reason bavo tbey,
from past experience, that the men will
be justly credited ? It is even now as
serted, by some of the Eastern papers,
that another call for troops will follow
speedily after tho pending draft 1 Why
this tom-foolery ? Why not call for and
obtain all tho men needed, at once, and
not keep the public in a constant state of
excitement and uncertainty ? for who
can attend to his business properly, or
make any arrangements for the future,
with a prospect always hanging over his
head of being drafted ? If citizens should
givo tbeir means liberally to fill our pre
sent qnota, there is no assurance but that
in a month they will be called upon to
give again, for the same purpose, or be
drafted themselves.
It is all very pretty to talk about pat
riotism, and the service- of every citizen
belonging to his country, when needed;
but there arc two sides to that, as to every
other question. Every citizen owes his
service to Government; and in return,
Government owed justice to every citizen.
We do not dispute that more than twenty
thousand citizens of Kansas owe it to their
country to go into tho armv; bnt we do
dispute that fonr citizens of Kansas owe
as mncb service to the country as ten cit
izens of Massachusetts; or that two citi
izens of Kansas owe as much as six citi
zens of Iowa and so on, in abont the
same proportion, through tho 'entire list
of States. The trnth is( there has either
been gross neglect and mismanagement
on the part of persons in Kansas whose
dnty it is to look after her interests, or
else a gross injustice is baing attempted
by anthorities at Washington. In either
case, the people of Kansas are to be tho
Col. Cloud is endeavoringto obtain
permission to raise a cavalry regiment for
one year, for the pnrpose of fighting the
Indians on the. plains; bnt it is said that
the request has been refnsed. Had he
tbis authority, he could in a very few
weeks raise a full regiment of veterans,
and clear np the qnota laid to be dne from
Kansas. Tbis refusal is another strange
freak. Troops must bo had to look after
the Indians, and nothing bnt cavalry will
answer the pnrpose. If not raised here,
they must be brought from somewhere
else. Everything taken in connection, it
looks as if the anthorities at Washington
were determined to punish Kansas for
having done more than her duty.
Forcible Exttuct. We occasionally
meet with something forcible and clear in
our exchanges, which we consider a model
of eloqnent composition. Here is an ex
tract of tbe kind, which we find in the
Burlington Patriot. While composing
it, Promy evidently had not recovered
from the effects of bis attempt to drown
hia sorrow for the loss of his wallet at
While at Topeka, Mr. Terry, nor no
other gentleman from Coffey County, np
there did not hear a single individual
among all the legislators. legal gentlemen
and others, who were familiar with our
County-seat imbroglio, and who express
ed themselves on our County-seat matters,
that did not censors the people of this
Connty for tbeir selection of site for Coun
ty -seat.
p 4TWe see by tbt Atchison Champion,
that its editor wonld "rather be right
than President." Tbe publisher of tbe
Leavenworth Conservative is in the same
fix be would rather be Wright than
President. - "
--Tim Dm is Cast. The Draft took
place on Monday, and twelve hundred
citizrns of Kansas will be summoned to
enter the ranks, or faranh snbstilutes.
The Draft is no respecter of persons.-but
has "gobbled up" men of all conditions.
We procured the names drawn for this
Township, on Monday, by Telegraph; bnt
as. there may have been mistakes in some
names in' transmitting them, we will not
publish them until next week, by which
time. we expect to have a correct list. All
parts of the Township were remembered.
White Clond has six or eight in the draf
ted and hundred per cent. list.
In view of the feeling throughout Kan
sas regarding this draft, we wish those
who- are compelled to shoulder the mus
ket, as well as tbeir friends who remain
at home, to tale-a short look back into
trie past. While Thomas Carney was
Governor, a draft was twice threatened
Kansas. She bad then, as now. more
than filled her quota. 'Governor Carney
demanded justice from the War Depart
ment, and was bluffed. But be stuck the
facts and fignres-nnder tbeir syea so plain
ly that they were"compelIed to yield, and
Kansas was freed from a draft as Presi
dent Lincoln said, they were at last com
pelled to treat Kansas as other loyal
States. When the Hundred Day regi
ment was called for, some, of the officers
of the State Militia, through a misun
derstanding or a blunder, proceeded to
draft men for it. Wo all remember the
big howl that was raised against Gov.
Carney for tbis, notwithstanding the fact
that not a man so drafted was compelled
to go. And as long as bo remained
Governor, Kansas escaped the draft. Bnt
Lane and his friends wanted to rulo the
State. They carried the election, and
now control every branch of the State
Government. - They have tho Governor,
State officers. Legislature, members of
Congress, and Federal appointees. The
very first important event, after their ac
cession to power, is the injustice and dis
grace of a draft in Kansas. For aught
that bos' come before the public, these
men have u'Ot even tried to ward off the
draft. A.rid perhaps, in a few weeks, this
one will be folloned by mother. The
people of the Stal.i are fairly revelling in
the sweet fruits of tho.;r last November'
achievement 1
New Esterpmse. We contemplate
establishing a "General Responsibility"
office, tho main business of which sf;all be
to shonlder everything that is unpleasant
to everybody else. Wo have tho telegraph
office and what is the nse of tbe tele
graph, if matters cannot be made to go to
please everybody ? For example: if a
draft should occur, and we, knowing tbe
extreme anxiety of every one to learn the
result, ohonld take the trouble to procure
tbe list of conscripts at the earliest mo
ment, by telegraph, and impart tho infor
mation to every comer, free of charge,
that part of it would be all well enough.
But suppose some person is drafted who
thinks he suould not be enrolled here; or
some one who thinks he ought to have
escaped, and that somebody else could
bave better stood it; or some one who has
been systematically shirking out of a risk
which his neighbors and fellow-citizens
are compelled to rnn, bnt whose namo
mysteriously finds its way into the wheel.
and is drawn out all this is nnpleasant
to the parties immediately intere.'.led. and
they feel wolfish at somebody, they can-
not exactly tell whom, or why. We pro-
pose to shonlder the blame because we
keep the telegraph. Sncb persons may
seenre exemption; or, again, they may
find the Provost Marshal mean enough to
refuse to take their simple say-so, but de
mand evidence which does not exist
blame it all on ns. In fact, shonld per
sons receive intelligence of the death of
friends, or of tbe loss of property, by tel
egrapb, we don't know but that we shall
consent to answer for the death, or make
good the damage.
Didm't Awodrk. The Legislature re
considered its resolntion to adjonrn on the
15ih, and resolved to disperse on Tuesday
of tbe present week. Tbis is supposed to
have been a compromise between tbe Leg'
islatnre and people of Topeka. The mem
bers tbns give tbe kind people one week
longer to draw the sapjrom them; and
tbe salaries of State officers. Clerks, Pri
vate Secretaries, contingent funds, and
appropriations for various tinkers abont
town, will probably be so far increased as
to keep tbe people of that classic city from
starving nntil the meeting of the next
Legislature. If they don't, the Governor
will immediately call an extra session.
The Record has said it matters of vital
importance to the State demand it. It is
a question of life or starvation to a classic
city of at Ieaton thousand inhabitants
and that is certainly a vital matter.
Godey's Lady's Book, for March,
is received. "The Shadow on the Wall."
is a One steel plate engraving; "Riding
lesson," is a cunning wood cnt; and tbe
donble colored Fsbion Plate is magni
ficent as ever. The Mnsic in this nnm
ber is called "Moonlight dance." The
circulation of the Lady's Book, for 1S64,
amounted lo 1.500,000 copies or a
monthly circulation of 125.000. This
looks as if the Book were popular.
Price, 83 a year; or we will procure it
for any of onr good paying subscribers;
for t2.50.
Tbe draft appears to be proceed
ing deliberately. Brown County will be
drawn oi Saturday, tbe 25tb.
McDoHALB 4 Co. ShowmTJf Gea.
Hrron baa made a report of bis investi
gation into the cottoa speculation, swin
dles, and misataagement generally, in
the Department of Arkansas. He ex
honerates Gen. Steele from all blame, ex
cept having too great confidence in the
integrity of his staff officers. Gen. Her
ron further says that the head, front aad
sonl of all tbe rascalities, is the firm of
McDonald dr. Co., who have monopoliz
ed the contract bnsiness in that whole
region; that they skip millions of dollars
worth of their own goods to Fort Smith,
by Government transportation, nnder
Government escort, and sell them ont to
any and everybody, tbns supplying tbe
rebelsj and that an individnaf, one of
tbe principal managers for tbe McDonalds
in tbe goods bnsiness, hat a brother who
is a Colonel in the rebel army. This
tells the story. And it also accounts for
the milk in another cocoa-nut. It will
be rememberd what a war bat been made
upon Gen. Steele for a year past, by the
papers in the pay of tbe McDonalds,
from tbe St, Louis Democrat down to
the Fort Smith Era and certain papers
in Kansas. He wat called a rebel, and
it was charged that, all bushwhackers
had protection papers from him. Yet
an investigation shows that the Mc
Donalds were the men who were giving
aid and conforl to tbe rebels, and that
Gen. Steele's opposition to them was
wbst brought the storm npon his own
The reader will also remember that
Col. Wm. A. Phillips, for opposing the
swindles and outrages of McDonald &
Co., was relieved of his command at
Fort Gibson, and kept nnder until after
the Kansas flection, when he was rein
stated, without any charges having been
made against him. Phillips, and those
who npheld him, were acensed of getting
np the stories of corruption for political
dodges. We presume Gen. Herron will
not be so charged. These exposures are
better late than never; bnt it a great
calamity, that tbey were not made in
time to prevent the politics of Kansas
from being debauched, ami the will of
the people perverted.
LiTERAnT Itehs We observe that
James Miller, of 522 Broadway, an
nounces the following new work:
A new and gorgeon edition f Paley's
Evidences of Christianity, with Arch
bishop Whatcly's Annotations, to b
sumptuously printed in beantifel boll
type, on the finest paper, making it the
most elegant book printed in the United
The Sonnets of Shnkspeare, edited by
a distinguished General, high in command
(name not divnlged), and author of
several popular works, with copious re
marks and references, proving that the
immortal bard belongs to tbe hermetic
sect of Philosophers. The work will uu
donbtedly excito great interest and discus
Those besuliful creations of La Motte
Fouqne, Undine and Sintram tbe de
light of both old and young are to be
issued, for the first time, in a new and
beautiful dition, on the finest toned papei,
making a roost attractive volume.
A new Cook Book, by the accomplish
ed anil versatile nathnr, Mrs. Ellis, author
' i no Wives ant .Mothers and Daughters
nf England, and other nseful works,
TI,at n'pfaT amT popnlar work. Ten
J Acres Enough, (ihe MS. of which was
I reraseJ bJ the largest pnblisbing bouses!!).
is now in its sixth edition; and How to
Get a Farm, and Where to Find One, by
the same anthor, is in its third edition.
Another Dog Killed. Both branches
ot the Legislature bavo passed resolutions,
charging Wm. G. Coffin, Superintendent
of Indian Affairs for tbe Southern De
partment, with dishonesty, corruption,
thieving, and everything else that is mean,
and demanding his immediate removal
from office. But t."o members of tbe
House refused to vote for them one
Smith, who said be had ben a Clerk nn
der Coffin, and did not want W hnrt bis
feelings; and 8. D. McDonald, of Jbo To
peka Record, who expects to taacb
handsome tnm from Coffin's ill-gottei;
treasures, for defending him. We are
glad to see there corroptionists smoked
uui, auu wo are giaa to see tneir own
party kick them after tbey are ont. Only
keep the the thing np nntil all tbe guilty
ones are disposed of.
u KW One of the complaint against the
last Legislature wa,, thst it pesed reso
lutions to influence the President, Con
gress, r-tc., in the Delahiy matter, and in
other affairs which tbey hail no right to
meddle with. The present L-girUtnre is
a mode) of modesty in that respect. They
bave pasted resolutions rnongh to govern
the President in all hit appointment and
Congress in all its acts for the next year.
But that's all right Ihe "friends of the
Administration" are running tbis Legis
lature! Tbe Topeka Record complains
that many members of the Legislature
have been acting very disgracefully, both
Lane and Anti-Lane; and that as soon as
the pressure npon its columns is over,
it means to show them np, sparing neith
er political friend nor foe. Ob, don't do
that, Baker I This; Legislature can do
no barm it is "Anti-Fraud I"
Hon. S. C. Pomeroy and A. C.
Wilder bare onr thanks for copies of
Congressional speeches oa the CoBititu
tioBtl aaeadaeat, asd docnusts.
Abotbkk Shtster Departs. We
learn, from a communication addressed to
our State Legislature, from G. W. Mc-
ClelUo, of the Post Office Department,
that Hawkins Taylor is no longer a Miil
Agent. For this, let honest men in Kan
ass devoutly thank God. although it is
too late for such thanks to do any good.
Tbis Taylor is simply a miserable, fat.
dirty political demagogue. He was ap
pointed, and paid several thousand dollars
ont of the money for which the people are
ground down with taxes, simply to help
rnn tbe election, last Fall. He has done
nothing whatever to benefit onr mail mat
ters, nor do we believe that be tried to do
anything. Tbe Erst day he arrived in
Kansas, be was in cancus with Lane men.
He traveled free, in Government stages,
all Summer and Fall, all over the State,
to concoct political rascality; and he
burdened the mails, at Government ex
pense with electioneering documents ia the
interest of Lane. While oar people were
down on the border, fighting Price, Haw
kins Taylor was sneaking through our al
most deserted towns, distributing lying
circulars and slang pamphlets. Bnt his
work is done, and the occasion having
passed, tbe tool is recalled.
Well, better late than never. Kansas
ought to rejoice at her riddance of the po
laical scabs from Iowa, whether tbey
wear stars on tbeir shoulders, or sponge
their way in tbe stages as officers of the
Post Office Department. There are a few
'more of tho same sort who can well be
spared among them, one possessing a
superabundance of paunch and H's, who
draws a Major's pay, and writes Provost
Marshal after bis name.
A Little Reminiscence. Last Au
gust, a man named James H. Lane made
a speech in this place. Those who were
present, will remember what advantage
he took of the blunder by which men
were drafted for the Hundred Days Regi
ment. How be pictured the disgrace of
a draft pnt upon the State by Tom Car
ney, when Kansas was 5,000 ahead of
all calls. Tom Carney is not Governor
now, but a ram chosen by Line occupies
his place. There have sine been no calls
to reduce- that excess of 5,000 troops; yet.
the very firt call that com?, under
this new regime, Kansas is subjected to
a. draft far 1-00 men. This is not all.
Northern and Southern Kinsas contain
about equal population not 500 differ
ence in the number of enrolled men
yet Northern Kiosas is required to fur
nish more.than tivo men to one for Sonth
ern K-insas. Th Northern District stands
draft for nearly 900, whilu Southern
Kansas supplier not 400. Why so!
Because Jim Line, Sid. Clarke anil Gov.
Crawford live in Southern Kansas ! We
are not aware that any attompt has been
made to suspend tbe draft; but we do
know that Gov. Crawford's County was
not required to furnish a single man; and
that the populous city of Lwrence, thi
borne of Lane and Clarke, was called np
on for the enormous number of eight I
Shonlder arms, conscripts, and borrab
for Jim Lane !
Volunteers, Read this. For the de
rangement of tbe system, Changs of Diet,
Wounds, Sores, bruises and Eruptions,
to which every Volunteer is liable, there
are no remedies so safe, convenient and
sure as Hoi.lowat's Pills and Oi-itheist,
thoroughly tested in the Crimean and
Italian Campaigns.
If tha re.uler of this "notice" cannot
get a box of Pills or Ointment front
the drug store in his place, let him write
to me, 80 Maiden Lane, enclosing the
amount, and I will mnil a box free of ex
pense. Many dealers will not keep my
medicines on hand, because they cannot
make as mnch profit as on other persons'
make. 35 cents, 88 cents, and 81.40 per
box or pot.
S3f We are informed that n usnrer
in this County, who also pretends lo bt
a minister of the gospel, recently sold a
tract of land for $1,000, but in making
ont toe need, inserted tjauu as tne
amonnt of purchase Btoney, in order to
get off with the smallest amount of gov
ernment Revenne stamps. This pitifol
.rick was a swindle morally; it was per
jury, for 'he deed was acknowledged to
be trne and correct before an officer of
the law; it was a false statement, in or
der to defrau tbe government; and we
believe, npon conviction, that he could
be fined for a violation of .'be Revenue
Law. '
One E. E. Foster, of Leav.'n-
woith, who recently started East, was
reported as having had both legs broken
by a railroad accident near Beardstown,
Illinois. A few days aftewards, bis wed
ding notice was published. How did he
manage to stand np to the rack, with
both legs broken ?
The rebel papers are complaining
thst Gen. Hindmsn ia among those who
are affected with tbe stampede from crora-
unng rrneioom to oonera. xneirpray
er probably is. "The Devil Uke the
tW An Ohio paper it publishing a
thrilling romance, foil of blood and
things, with the terrific title of, "Oh,
will yon leave me ? or I aball glnt my
vengeance I" We tay, let him glut !
ly We leara, frosa the Leavenworth
papers, tbat Cbivere scours and dyas.
That it jut what cattle do, ia fresh clov
er time.
.Tfclerreat KlUe.
n Mondar niaht last, Mr Joseph
Cather, living on tbe n.aw Bottom, in
this Connty. about two miles from Rising
Snn. discovered three or fonr men around
bis stable, endeavoring to getirr. but Tail
ed. the- door being locked. They then
came towards the house in single Mile, and
as theyentered th gate, be opened the
door, with bis revolver ready for instant
nse. The foremost of the men had his
revolver drawn, bnt Cather was too qnick
for him, and- got the first firr. which tqok
effect ia the body of the raanr, and he tur
ned to ronv when Cather fired a second
time, tbe ball taking effect ia his head,
and killing him at once. A third .fire
bronght anotbe, one down with a bad
wound in the arm and shoulder.
The rean killed proved to he William
Blake, commonly called Bill Blake, of
Osawkee township, whose reputaiion as a
hard eharaeter is very extensive. The
wonnded man proved to- be Thomas Phil
lips. The accomplice, wbo escaped, returned
with a wagon next morning for tbe body
of Blake, when he was recognized and
shot dead in the wages by a returned
soldier, named Rose), we believe. His
name was Lemcool. Phillips was kept a
prisoner by tha citizens of the vicinity,
and it is reported was after wards execut
ed. We are told that tbe parties bad made
threats of what they were going, to do.
and tho citizens were prepared for them.
The three men have the name of being
desperate fellows, and it seems to be the
general, feeling that their absence is com
munity's gain.
This is an unfortunate state of affair-,
but this kind of prompt and decided ac
tion seems necessary in order to rid the
country of the gangs of lawless characteis
who bavo taken to stealing for 'a liveli
hood. The sooner tbe country is "clean
ed ont" of sncb characters tbe better. Lt
honest and law abiding men stand togeth
er and maintain good order and the right.
Since the foregoing was in type, we
have more antbentic information of tb
affair from Sheriff Gibbs, who hat been
at the scene of tbe tragedy, aad report)
as follows:
During the day Blake, Philips, L;in
cool and another person were iu Iti'in;
Sun carrying on pretty bL;h. ml nuking
their ihreitu tint they inteu-lc-d in juil
daylight out of some ui'ii on thn Bottom
belore Ibej left. Tliey wereut (hegnu-ery
drinking, compelling the keeper to let
them have liquor. Trwre was a party iu
tbe neighborhood in the evening, and nr-
ruing themselves, with tare pints of
whisky in addition to their revolvers, they
went to the party and earned it to break
up. Tliey then proceeded toward Mr
Calber"t, driving away n boy who had
followed after tbeia. examined hi hon.es
in the lot, and then came towards the
house in double fi lo. Blnke and Phillip
iu the vr. Cather. who hid been
watching thera with a loaded revolver iu
his hasd. draw out a piece of "chinking"
between the logs by tho hide of his door,
and prepared to- receiva them. Blak
wanted to break inan.1 kill lb?, (weomit
the profane and vnluar language) but
Phillips said "Call him out."
Cather now firad and hit Blake on th
forehead. "felling bin ti the ground, but
only stunning him, tbe bull glancing
ronnd tbe skull. He t ien turned rh re
volver and fired at Phillips, wounding
him in tbe' arm. He had vovr become
excited, and throwing open th door,
sprang ont. All fled but Blake, who roe
up and Htrnck at him with his revolver,
knocking 5 bra hat, slightly stunning
him. Tliey then grappled and tossled
for a time, but Gather finally got the
advantage and shot Blake dead.
Phillips went to Squire Smith's. aid
he was wonnded. obtained admittance and
was kept for further investigation.
Lemcool refoTBed is the taororoj with
a wagon to take away the body of Blake,
and was 6bot by retornd soldier an I
It was proposed to take Phillips to
Lawrence and give bim up to the civil
authorities-, aad a party started whb bras,
hut his dead body was found in the Kn
River and recovered by his frieuih, who
took it away fir burial.
Trros bave three desperate eharaetcr
met with a bloody death tho Ngitimate
fruits after life of lawless crime. (hhv
loota Indeptndent, Wth.
Gentleues, do it! The follo-.ving
magnificent project is named by the
Springfield Republican.
To some of the merchant princes and
millionaires of Naw York is credited the
contemplation of a project at once magni
ficeat, generous and grand. Th plan is
la pref3l to 'be Unild btatea Govern
ment and thus relieve
tbe nation of tbe pnblic debt. It is pro
posed tq make the (rift in 200.000 share
810.000 each, of which A- T. Si-wart.
William B. A'torend Qltiera will take
each fifty shares, msking tjp. at least, a
quarter of tbe whole enioRnt in New
York. The reslizttion of such a project
wonld place both government and cili
Z'us in a prouder position thsn ever
eovernm'Ct or ctiz'ns occupied before.
"nrj give no pralj7 to iv:b an act.
The Venetians held in grtefhr rememb
rance (he nameof a man who by a
life time of personal sacrifice and hard
faced nnry, obtained means to relieve
the lepqbljo from its financial burden.
anil placed it again on tbe rosd to pros
perity sfter a lone and disastrous war.
But we should have no abncs to forzet.
am; only tne generona patriotism of re
publican citizens to remember.
Wood Hedoino. Pern-indo Wood
thinks tne sky is going to fall, and he
proposes to catch larks. People remen
ber how violently he advocated "peace on
any terms" during the late Prsideptial
campaign. He allowed it to be under
stood tbat he thought the rebels never
could be whipped, ergo wo should have
separation- at soon aa possible. He seems
now to uave cnanzed bis base. Two or
three daya ago he offered tbe following
resolntion in the U S. House of Repre
sentatives: Retolved. That it it the dnty of the
President to maintain in everv constitu
tional and legal manner tbe integrity of
the Americas Union, aa formed by the
Pa:hra of tbe Bepalia, aad in no event
and nader no circumstances, to proffer or
accept negotiation, which shall admit, by
tbe remotest implication, the existence of
any other Federal or Confederate Govern
ment witfaia tha Tarritnrr of the United
BJ- Asarannan sorresn md.. ... r
Sherman ha. a very terse way 0f mt!n.d;
cnlty. To a proud lady who said u, y
nerai, j
gate us
neral.jou may conquer, but jou Mn't". v
be tnatantlr rn!;-j .... "
to subjegate you; Imeantokilljou.thewbS
ofjo,if joaden'tstop this rtM8n Ze
j t..., i on,t
another, who wanted to know of h!a h0w , "
Re war would last, he said. Well, Wtn ...
his rapid, earnest manner, I oWt fc la
perhaps six or eight years, and then t.ent?"'
twentr-fir nP ,.:ii. . alJ r
. b..wllui warre ,
cauugu w c.itu7 iou wnoie generation
then we'll begin anew."
D- haw Thsk Cbct FACT,ot Cr,,t,
cr.-The new three cent fractional emt"'
has made its appe.ir.wce. It i, fineIj tJ)ZT
ed, having on a likeness of Osn. WashinK!"
under the words " three cental i lhe '
corner is the figure " 3," under E Plu ?l!!
fntrei." -On the opposit. de. m
green, is the figure 3," under ' H, ;
corner. It is smaller than the fire cent piT
and is printed on a better quality of p1?M. "
ET Gen. Grant was the lion of TTub;,,
City, on Saturdaj. being introduce to Co.
gress, and having honors tendered to hia b
all hands. He could not be coaxed to nuk.
ID-The Hbse Par Pmtot. ,
that the experiment now beinc nude at the
Crinton paper mills, Steubearille, to awho
ture printing paper from torn kmV. by toe
Austrian patent, is progressia- tctj fironbJ,
The pulp produced from the huska iauhi,"9"
as the driven snow, and itM to be equal in B
pearance to the pulps made from cottoa or
linen rags.
ID- A PamiCTiox VEmia-TeiTe1rj ,.
William H. Seward gTe utterance to this pV
diction: " Slavery must disappear froB tIli
continent, and jou and I may liTe to see it."
Tor uttering it. he was denounced as a &;,
and -visionary.- Many erenofhison Kni
thought that his judgment was clouded by lis
enthusiasm. They could not beiicte thit a
revolution so tremendous could take pUce ia
o short a time. Albany Journal.
ST A nice jour.g man at Cleveland, pte
his income to the aefsor at ereral thousaDj
dcilIiH. paid the lax. an i hud the p!M.llre r
feeing his name in the lit amoi.g taerilwbi
of the country. On the Mrt-ncih of this, h,
courted a wealthy man's d-.ui.hter. and mitred
her. Then it was found out ib.it he hid lo
money, and had told his mother's watch ti
piy the income tax.
D- It is said that Mis. Judge Bnctlfr S.
. "'"f ". of le alle6ed "en
aptrators," has made a full confeMion n,.
oath, and thrown fcersclf upon ihe ctcme nr of
the com naudin? General. HcrlalrLtill
not be made public, unlil handed to the C..uit
ET Hon. Schuyler C-.lfax km rethtl (m
the editorial profession, hsving sold bis rarer,
the South Bend (Ind.) Regis'er. to two gea
tlemcn long eonnrctcd with the office.
IT The Houston Telecr.ph sat t! nitre
and mining bureau in Texas fr.ow prodnori;
nitre enough, to supply the e'esartmru mth
gunpowder. It is capable of producing re
thousand pounds per day.
3T Cant. Stuart, of the I lib Itesulan. on
trial at Washington, is charged, among olhfr
things, with administering thia com;rehcnsire
oath: " You solemnly si raj you will support
Old Abe as long as you lire, and be a good
boy. Gjd damn you."
XT The Richmond Wliig ay. large nnmber
of Conzrefsasen (rebs.) propo-e to sddie the
army "on Ihe duties of the hour." They muit
be hard up, if they ftpend upon stump spk
ing to tha soldiers, to keep them in fightisg
IT The rebels are f the opinion thry are
gettirg the gold mail et utder control. GoIiJ
is foirn to forty fire thst is, one doltir in
gohl will buy forly ittiu Confederate pr:
and the matket is easy.
iD" The rebel organs at Richmond do ner
seem to enjoy the result of the peace miioc
of Stephens & Co. The Sentinel mys ti
"Confederates lad everything Wlore.andtfce
Federals everything to gain," by the moe
mont. Tha Exsminar exclaims, " There is
but one thing left us fight, fight, fishL"
HT The !uctio of the GoTfrnmttt
Arsenal, at Rock Island. Illinois, will be com
menced immediately. It will cost $ I S'lO.OU"".
and will he one of tbe largest structures of tbs
kind iu the world
33 The Korth Carolina Lrgiilaturena'S"
to Richmond, S. G. P.-atson. E. Di Mall, D.
if. Carter, ins John Poole, as ciimxaWriiw
"on business touching the more rigoross fra
ecnlicn of the- war." They bod a confrrracc
with the North Carolina delegation. Tin
means, we bae no doubt, :hat North Carolirt
is determines", la the elegant nnd eiprcv'e
language of tlie Ch uleston Mercury, to tire
" no more Jen". Davis foolery ."
17" Mr. Prentice, of the Louisville Joans.',
aays that if he " could infer the dttermin"00
of a people, from all the highest raiiib" aid
civil authorities from President, Vice P't"
dent, members of the Cabinet. 'Senators Br
rrsei.tatives. Generals," Ac the rebels "I
he saw re-entry during his Richn.ord vi'it.are
resolutely bit upon Ike acbievtuuot of Itf-r
03 Ifr. Robert IoVoln. sn t Tn-Vnt
Lincoln, who is now In New Yori. wjll, a,a
his return to Washington, enter the tj, H
volunteer Aid on the SuS ol Grant, yitk
rank of Captain, without pay-
ID" Among the masqueraJers at a rrrect
boll in New Haven, was a " man of straw, li
beled " Peace Commissioner from Rictrsond.
ICT Wiut's ijj a NamxT The wife ofon'of
onr distinguished cilisens yesterday g "
to a fine, hearty bay, and the father h de
termined to name him " Constitutional Xmtsi
ment." Pftlon TrawtlUr.
IT" The Hew York Dally Jews J "
serves tbxt no member of Conprass wo M
been re-elected, voted agaiort the Constits
tlonal amendment.
ST A fooa Rich Max. A busiaess
r . . a.- aT
this citr. who has been supposed to oc ,
rich, took a note to one of sur basks a ft
j j .- u- j; ..j ..! was refussor
oaja aiocc, mi uc uikvhuicui y-
because, from his return orincome, his "" ""
sponaibility was inadequate security ' J'
JT A new "si-q of tbe times" is thes chron
icled in a late Louisville paper: "' ;
custom of hiring slaves tq the highest b
en tbe 1st or January, and which drew W
crowds to the corner of Fourth J"
Streets on that day, was not obserrrt
XT The Boston Journal says th '',"
coin think, four year, omce-holslsg "f?
and that be men. to give ns a at. dtal
4tb of March. w"e hope bt'll deaj AfA S
bead feres.. . ,sV'"
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