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"Westward the Star of Empire takes its Way."
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iTHE BIG BLUE UNION,
IB PUMISHED EVERX SATURDAY HOBSIKO.
.j. SWJBAiSGiay Proprietor.
TEBMS OP SUBSCRIPTION.
One oopy one year, cash in advance, $1.00
One copy, payable during the year, $1.50
Ta Conies, one Vear. 10.00
An extra copy to the getter up of a club of
Ten.
BATES OF ADVERTISING.
.One square, first insertion.
, $1.00
Tf.mnX anhoBinont. insertion OU
. Yearly advertisements inserted on very liber
al terns.
JOB WORK,
Done irith dispatch and in the latest style of the
art. JssTTayment required for all Job Work on
'delivery.
All Communications, or matters relating to
la business of the office, should be addressed to
JNO. P. CONE,
Editor and Publisher,
Mary&vitte, Kansas.
agsi&e jfbfom.
ip.
" ghll, in thy Dream-land, Poesy,
Oh what a Heaven of beauty liei;
fairer than tha Wended glories
Of a thousand sunset skies.
Steads and vales of tempe stretching
('Neath soft skies of changeless bine,)
O'er whose velvet sod are clustered
floral Gems and Pearls of dew."
NAPOLEON AT REST,
. BT KEV. JOHN PIXMOMT.
'His falcon flashed along the Nile,
"His hosts are led through Alpine snows ;
O'er Moscow's towers, that blaied the while,
His eagle flag unrolled and froze.
Here sleeps he now alone! not one
? Of all the kings whose crewns he gave
Bends o'er his dnst nor wife nor son
Has ever seen or sought his grave.
Behind this sea-girt rock, the star
That led him ou from crown to crown
Has sunk; and nations from afar
Gazed as it faded and went down.
High in his couch; the ocean flood
Far, far below, by storms is curled ;
As rosnd him heaved, where high he stood,
A stormy and unstable world,
i
Alone he sleeps! the mountain cloud
That night hangs round him, an d the breath
Of morning scatters, is the shroud
That wraps the conquered clay in death.
- Pause here ! The far off world at last
Breathes free; the hand that shook its
thronef,
And to the earth its mitres cast,
Lies powerless now beneath these stones.
Hark ! comes there from the pyramids,
"And from Siberian wastes of snow,
And Europe's hills, a voice that bids
The worlds be awed, tomeurn him? No
The only, the perpetual dirge
That's heard here, is the sea-bird's cry
The mournfal murmur of the surge
The cloud's deep voice the wind's low sigh.
ADELE REMINISCENCE.
Laet night in emptying omt my desk
-1 fomad a lock of hair;
. Itaad a scent of Rowland's oil,
t ' And oh! 'twas long and fair,
s h ' rAdeleI
J " 8o soft, to long, to fair.
I mind me yet how all began;
By chanee er by design;
? When frit ysu drew yonr hand away, fr
f Then laid it back insaiae,,
,' . Adelel
Teea laid it back in mine.
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, nA'tkrthokupfrearmto,htari,
Jet sinking with despair;
Iloekedintea hal&laeed eye,
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SEPULTUR1.
bt auazo.
When I draw my last breath,
And repose in calm death, '
I wish for no blasoned urn,
To win the -surprise - J
Of eurious eyes, '
Inviting my ashes to spurn. - ,
But let me be laid '"
Beneath the green shade, .
Where the Forest bird sings in the tree;
While he and his mate
Their love tales relate,
In the language of pure melody.
Or where the Wild roe
Ccmes swift o'er the snow,
And hastes to conceal in my bed,
Secure in the mace
From the blood-thirsty gate
Of man with his murderous lead.
In mother Earth's breast '
For ays let me rest,
In peace which my spirit ne'er knew ;
My hopes tothebreeie,
Like leaves front the trees,
The four winds of heaven shall strew.
Or else let me lie
Where naught but the sky,
Looks down on my humble abode;
While the stars overhead,
And the flowery spread,
Attest to the glory of God.
As I had a mind J
For Liberty's wind,
So let it sweep over my grave.
Unburdened by sighs
And harrowing cries,
For Freedom, by one helpless slave.
Or if it shall fall
That Ocean'ewidepall
Ib destined to 'close above me,
No emperor's hand
Can frame half so grand
A mausoleum vast as the sea.
Ambition's vain lust
Shall crumble to dust, t
And Pride be o'erwhelmed in- Eternity's
flood,
But God in His might,
To endless delight
Will raise the free'd souls of the true and
the good.
SENTIMENTS.
The following are the toasts offered at
the late Celebration of the Fourth in our
city, and which would have appeared with
the account of the proceedings in our last
week's issue had not a want of time on
our part prevented :
The President of the
self-made man and a
axe has nearly split
Rebellion know
to complete the
claim to the Uj
ritory.
Responded
The Volunteer Army of the Union :
The most entelligent, enthusiastic and re
sistless of all the armies of the world.
Responded to hy Dr. C. F. Parker.
The Women of Kansas: God bless
them; their enterprise is equal to their
beauty, and their patriotism superior to
both.
Responded to hy J. B. Clardy, Esq., of
Pottawottomie county.
The Constitution as it is, the restoration
of the Union as it was; the observance!
the one secure! Happiness ana prosperity
of the other. -
Responded to by J. 8. Magill, Esq.
Thoughts emanating from the Declara
tion of Independence : may we ever be in
spired by those Liberty-loving words.
By C. F. Brooks, Esq.
The Government of the United States :
may its integrity be perpetual, and our love
and efforts for it as luting.
By Pr 0. J- Let.
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few,imple remedies, which, we copy with a
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" The Union at it Wat."
We find nowhere more sensible articles
or more uncompromising in opposition to
the traitors and their northern sympathiz
ers than in Harper's Weekly, which in the
beginning of its career was positively pro
slavery. In a late number we find the
following vigorous reply to the constant
yelping of northern defenders of slavery :
" Whenever vigorous military measures
i are proposed there is a cry from certain
people and papers that the war is for the
maintenance of the Constitution and the
Union as it was. Certainly it is ; but
what then ? What is the Union a? it
was? It is the Unioi of the people liv
ing in thirty-four States under one su
preme national government, which by the
Constitution as it is empowered to secure
obedience to its authority from every citi
zen in the land, by military force if neces
sary. , t
That is what the government is doing
This war is the effort of the government
to reduce armed rebels to its authority.
By the Constitution the President is made
Commander-in-Chief, and to use the mili
tary power to suppress insurrection.
When that military force is counted by
hundreds of thousands, and confronted by
hundreds of thousands of armed rebels,
when bloody battles are fought, cities be
sieged, and a stern blockade established,
there is war between the government and
the insurgents, who are at once traitors and
enemies, and who are to be subduod by
every means knowD to war.
When the government acts under the
clause of the constitution which author
izes the military suppression of the rebell
ion, and all constitutional rights inconsis
tent with a state of war are suspended.
For instance, every citizen of the United
States has a constitutional immunity
against the taking of his life by the gov
ernment, except after due process of law ;
meaning indictment, trial, etc. But the
government took the life of Sidney John,
ston, at Shiloh, without any indictment er
trial whatever. Was it an unconstitution
al act? Not at all. It was just as con
stitutional as the hanging of Gordon.
the constitution -as-it-is authorizes the
military measures, after due warn-
s much as it guarantees individual
d liberty, and when the Union-as-it-
is restored, every citizen who has not
his life by military necessity will en
joy all the civil guarantees for it.
And so with whatever else may fall with
in the scope of military necessity. By the
late law passed in the House our army are
to be fed at the expense of the re Dels
Every citizen has a right to own property,
but the grain and the cattle ef every rebel
will be peremptorily seized and appropria
ted to the use of the government wherev
er the army needs it; Does that interfere
with the Union-as-it-was? No; it is sim
ply an integral part of the necessary mili
tary operations to restore the Union-as-it-was.
In like manner, the slaves of every
rebel who have been used against the gov
ernment are liberated. Does that inter
fere with the Union-as-it-was ? Not at all.
It is only part of the constitutional means
to restore the Union-as-it-waa.
By and by it may become clearly nec
essary to' summon all loyal people 'to the
defense of the government, and.tp that end
the slaves maybe freed. ' WUl tkat inter
fere with the Daionatitwasr )Ntatall:
it will be oa'ly another blow wkichtaay be
constitutioiially struck at thV.rtbelliin.-I
It is true that in the Union.as1t.wis there
were naves jawtuuy,neia;m Jtiaay sKatetv
So there were ia the District of Oelviatta.
But when the war is ever, if it pidk to
morrow, there will, be no fUvee. lawfully
held there, limit the pstrietalayt law
be re-eoartsd, lest erwis westMli net
have the'Unienat it
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the prptees far J waiejt
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created, and every man subject to that gov
ernment eajoys the full liberty which the
Declaration of Independence declares to
be given him by God if upon the conti
nent, from the Atlantic to the Pacific, the
crack of the slave whip is heard no more,
and universal peace and prosperity bloom
from justice like red and white roses from
these bright trees of June, will it be the
wreck and chaos of the, nation?
No, and forever no 1 It will be theUn
ion as it was in the very intent and words
of the fathers ; the Union as it was meant
to be; and the Union, by God's .blessing.
as the children of those fathers r mean it
shall be." fc '
Down Bait Juryman.
Ethan Spike contributes to the Portland
Transcript, a sketch of his experience as a
juryman. The first, cases he was called to
try were capital ones the criminals being
a German and " nigger" respectively.
41 Hev you formed an opinion for or agin
the prisoners?" said the judge.
" Not particular agin the Jarman," says
I, " bat I hate niggers as a general princi
ple, and shall go in for hanging this old
white wooled cuss, whether he killed Mr.
Cooper or net."
" Do you know the nature of an oath ?"
the clerk axed me.
" I orter," says I, " I've used enough of
'em. I began to swear when I was jest
about"
" That'll do," says the clerk, " you can
go hum, you won't be wanted in this ere
case !"
"What?" says I, "aint I to try this
nigger at all?"
" No," says the clerk.
"But I'm a iewryman," says I, "and
you can't hang the nigger onless I've sot
on him."
"Pass on," says the clerk, speaking
rayther cross.
" But," says I, "you, mister, you don't
mean as you say ; I'm a regular Jewry
man; you know. Drawed aout of the box
bv the seel ick men," says I. "I've oilers
had a hankerin to hang a nigger, and
now, when a merciful dispensatory seems
to have one provided for me, you say I
shan't set on him t Ar this your free in
stitutions ? Is this the nineteenth century?
And is this our boasted"
Here somebody hollered out : " Silenc
in court.''
"Tfie court be 1" I didn't fin
ish the remark fore a couple of constables
had holt of me, and in the twinkling of a
bedpost, I was hustled down into the
street.
" Naow, Mr. Editor, let me ask, what
are we coram' to, when jewrymen legal,
lauful jewrymen, kin be tossed about in
this way? Talk about cancers, mormons,
spiritualism, free love, and panics whar
are they in comparison ? Here's a prin
ciple upsot. As an individual, perhaps
I'meef no great account; tain't for me to
say; but when as an enlightened Jewry
man, I was tuck and carried down stairs
by profane hands, jest for assertin my
right to sit on a nigger wy it seems to
me the pillows of society was shook; that
in my sacred person, the hull state itself
was nggeratively speakin , kicked down
stairs ! If there's law in the land, Til
have this breaght under a writ of habia
corpus or iclcmf dixsel."
An exchange says : If an Editor omits
anything, he is lazy. If he speaks of
things as. they are, people are mad. If he
glossetoveroaooths down the rough points,
he ijbriUd:if he eallf. things by their
proper Dames, he kmalt fer the position of
editor.. iIf.ked.oea not furnish his readers
withjokes; he ie a-nudlet. If be does -he
is acrattleheadaeking stability. - If h
condemns the wrong, he good fellow;
but lacks iaerelion. If &e lets wrong and
imriee gonntaeaUened, he is a coward.
If ke exposes a pubtio van, ne aoes it to
rratifv sniUie the tool ef a clique, er
belongs to the " oats.w If he indulges in
penalities, h . -ltkguird f if Se
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ALL SORTS OF PARAQMAPMt.
Jailors keep bad company. j i -The
friar preached against stealing wsfis?
ha nail a niJJ! !
uu a jmuumg in ni3 sieeve. " ' .
Treat your family kindly, but put yoar
horses and cattle nightly to the rack.
If a man is doomed to the stake, Kef
would generally prefer that it shouldW
beef. ,
How to make a real cowslip in winter1
Grease a cow's hoofs and place ''her oa
the ice. . T ' "f
Ladies, at needle-work, are not always
what they appear. They are sometimes'
seaming. r.
" Mike, an' is it yourself that will be
after telln' me how they make ice creams?"
"In truth lean, don't they bake them in
cowld ovens, tojbe sure ?"
An exchange says that 'a young lady
was discharged from one of the largest vin-
egar houses in that city one day last week..
She was so sweet that the vinegar was kept,
from fermenting or souring.
" Mother," said Ike Partington, " did
you know that the Iron Horso has but one
ear?" "One ear! Merciful gracious,
child, what do you mean?" Why, the
engin ear, of course !"
Vallandigham received a sharp rebuff
from home. A petition has been forward
ed to the House, from 623 loyal citizens of
Cincinnati asking for his expulsion from
Congress as a traitor to his country an a
disgrace to the State of Ohio.
An exchange says, Sunday afternoon a
young man who first courted a daughter r
aged twenty, then the mother aged over a
forty, and was rejected by both, was, by
Justice Fuller, wedlocked, according to
law, to the hired girl in the. family he coart-
ed. That chap did not intend to 1st his
love run to seed while there was a show
left. He didn't have a faint heart !
Only a clovx:. In a certain village
dwelt a Judge who being a widower, al
ways accompanied his neice to church.
One summer afternoon, while she was in
tent upon the sermon, and the Judge was
having a quiet snooze, she discovered a
grasshopper on her dress. Picking it off,
she gently nudged the drowsy Judge, that
he might throw the intruder into the aisle.
He took it with eyes half open, and sup
posing it to be a clove, quite unsuspecting
ly bit off its head.
Nothiogis indeed so common in this
world as falling in love; yet it is not so'
common to love. The one is the flower
that blooms and withers in a night, the
other is the rieh fruit from the flower, that
can survive the sun and storm, and ripen
to decay no more. When feverish anxie
ties nave passed away; when "hope, and
fears that kindle hope" have ceased ; when -
selfish jealousies and lovers' quarrels are
hurried ; when " honey moons" are long
forgotten, and the snowy brow has become
wrinkled, and the eye has lost its moisture
then does love, worthy of the name, be
come the inmate of the heart and hone ;
love, nure, noble, devoted, aelf-sacrifciag.
seeking not it own but the happiness ef .
its beloved object a love' such as yontl)
never dreamed of or realized.
The " State of Matrimony" has at let;
been bounded and described by sobm '
western student, .and the community ua-
doubtedly will acknowledge themjalvst
under lasting.obligations fox -his indefati
gable labors. ..Ht'taysIt is bounded by
hugging 4;ijingon-oie side, aod --"
bies,aad.'.craeka en, the ,eherfidsU Ita'4
chief trpductioas arepopoulatiea; betas-ci
stitis and Ttuyiag eut latf o'ajghlt.io Jt
waibfoovetedby Adap aadhJwkok,.
trying to. find r northwest pttfe el "
Paradise. The climate is sultry atU yon
pass the tropics of hoeetkeepwgwkeB
tqwally weather sets in with soejv power
at te keep" all handscool as . eaommters. : .
For' the principal roads leldinc to "this'
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