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.-"? 1 if 4 -:!! yfr' S 5T T " aiSr-jwaw(,Mmifc ggjtgBVa'w ifciyiijj.a THE BIG BLUE UNION. ,JOHN Jp. .CONjC, EDITOR. " HAMXSVILLB, KANSAS: Saturday, September , 1862. WANTED, MtbuesUt, iamtdiatejy, a good, reliable, practical priater. Call for a y.epublican Convention. -The Repbl!B ef'tfie State of Kansas are requested to elect seveaty-ave delegate, one from eaofc Representative district, as apportion- u by tbeJast Legislatwre, to meet in Conven-1 tioa at Tppeka, on Wednesday, the 17th of Sep tember, 1862, at tweWe o'clock, m., for the pur pose ef nominating a Member of Congress, an. Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, a Gqv ernof, a Lieutenant-Governor, a Secretary pf State, an Auditor Treasurer, a Superintend cataf Public Instruction, and an Attorney Gen eral, .to, be supported at the coming Fall election. All pciMna holding yith. us the fundamental doctriaea of kuina freedom, in favor of a vig ortvi prosecution of the war, the use of all the jaeaas God has put into the hands of the nation for the suppression of the' rebellion, a hearty sspport p ifee.Governneat, and an honest ad ministration of our local affairs, are invited to aaite wi th us in action uader the above call. 'A. C Wilder, President, T. 1). Thacher, Sec retary ; Ed. Russell, Loring Farnsworth, J. F. JUwloa, M. W.'Delahay, (proxy for D. W. Hous- tojj,) Republican 8tate Committee. r ,i i "" "Th Convention. We do not publish the proceedings of :the 'Mass Nominating Convention held in this placo last Saturday, for the reason that the minutes were left in an unfinished state and its action was anything but harmoni ous. Bat we will sum np the whole in a few words :and we intend to use but few words by, way of comment upon the turn of matters, unfortunate, at least, aB it was, for We presnsac the least said the easiest mended." -To ahow the .grounds or basis of the Conveation, we bere reproduce the call as published in the Union for the two weeks prericjuj; JT0TIC5. A convention of the citixens of Marshall ounty will be held at Marysville on Saturday the 30 tli inst. for the purpose of electing a del egate to attend the Republican State Conves tiem te be held at the State Capital on the 17th ef September, 1862. By order ef 0. J. Lee Chairmaa ef Couaty Ex. Committee, and Peter Gft, Chairman of Co.UaicnEx. Committee. According to that call the Convention assembled and wai duly organized by choosing Dr. W. S. Blackburn of Ver million, chairman, and Dr. J. H. Mc Dougallftkis city, secretary. A mo tiojD aade jko proceed to elect a delegate to .tbe Bepublican State Convention viva voce, which motion was amended by agreeing to elect by ballot instead of verbal vote. D. C. Auld as delegate and Thos. M. Bewen as proxy were put in nomination and .also G. D. Swearingen as delegate and A. . Lqvell as proxy. vUpon a ballot Auld and Bowen received 5 votes and Swearing en and Lovell 23 votes. At this stage of the proceedings much dissatisfaction was expressed on the part of .two or three members who withdrew and afterwards got up another convention, where .they accomplished things to their Jikingby getting themselves elected as delegates. ' -Oomo'tiontio the regular convention, J: D. "Brumbaugh was nominated and unanimously elected to the Judicial Dis trict convention. No further business appearing the convention adjourned sine In closing these proceedings we wish imply to remark that we hope to see bo jRort " meat" nominating conventions in tint place j they are a nuisance. In the frveD.iipns aid'ihereare a num ber oa haid--whether they bo denomina ted Union or Repablican let there be a call for a delegate convention the appor tioned -nMberjof delegates elected in the various townships of the county and sent ap, the only proper way. We presume the committers will tee to this. i - - We have received am anonymous com aaicatioa (aeetry) entitled "Deceived." Aa ft do not wish to be deceived oarself, esaoeeibJy we might be if we made a oreciioe of publishing anonymous efa- SWlwehtveir? ' ' The Sigcl 2$QQ priswjir story, of which we spoke h'4 Wek, is confirmee. r it was oieely dene. Bally ! for- the ;: WW putchnaau, ' ' The Great Battle ia TirginlaTna Ifewa. A series of terrific baltbs, comniencjng Aug. 29, have been fought npon the old Buli Rua ground, between Gainesville and Centervilie, Va., under Gen. Pope's anc! Bank's forces and those of the rebels .un der Hill, Ewell, Jackson, resulting in great slaughter on both sides ; besides a Jarge amount of property destroyed by our own forces to prevent its filling into the hands of..te enemy, Dispatches to tue iu maw uiaie ,iuai uur iuss ia iu,uuy piaue. xrum ri. xiliey we rnovea jure or more men, and that of the rebels not lQlh,in a southeasterly direction over on known, (once estimated at lbQOO, .but de- . to tbe head-waters , of the Neosho, and nied by a later dispatch.) Several of our then down alonjj that far famed stream as Generals are wounded and killed, and far as lola, a small town ten miles above among the .latter are reported Gens. Kear- Humbolt which is also on the Neosho. ney and .Stevens. The fate of the baitle We then moved directly east forty miles to or battles was still undecided, but, as the Ft. Scqtt, thence south on the Military Mo. Democrat says, in commenting upou Road, running from Ft. Scott to Ft. Gih the situation, . with the concentration of , son, in .the Indian Territory, distance 170 Pope's forces, wlycji seems in a great ' miles. When we arrived near the junct mcasure to have been consummated, and ' ion of Spiing river can d Neosho, about the safety of Bank's diyision atGintervilIe, midway between the two Forts we received and the advance of the reinforcements to ' an order to hah atid'pfotect the road. the aid of exhusted columns, it is more . Here we were in a land of plpnty ; corn, than probable the tide of battle will efc, I potatoes, melons, apples, peaches, &c , we perhaps has already set in our favor." found in abundance. The housos and A rebel raid has been made through farms were all deserted, and we .were central Kentucky, and Frankfort, Lexing- 4 monarchs of nil we surveyed ;'x we ton and Paris are held by them, from laughed and grew fat. Stock of all kinds whence they are pushing on and threaten ing Cincinnati, 20,000 stroag, having ar rived within 39 miles of the city. Gen. Lew. Wallace is in command of our forces there, and he'll fight! it's in him. The Leavenworth Conservative of the 2nd has postive news that there is a rebel ous to this, however, all of our forces, force of 1,000 at Independence, Mo. ' except the Indian regiments, had retreat The latest news from Col. Cloud, (25th ed from the vicinity of Ft. Gibson back to Aug.) says that ho was reiuforced by 2,- , where we were camped conspquently throw 500 men and that he was chasing the rebs. ing open to the secosh force at Ft. Davis, l like the devil," below tjie Qsagc river in five miles from Ft Gibson, all that section Missouri, east of Ft. Scott. Gen. Blunt of the Indian Territory; and our expedi has returned to the latter place and will tion down into that country with 300 men co-operate with other forces upon the bor-j was considered exrumely hazardous, so der to repell the invadeis ; and very prob" , much so, that after we had marched 40 ably he will soon project an expedition in. miles the cowardly and timid actipjr Bris;- fn ArL-onRfiH tin tnnrl tn thfi rp'fifilfl th.rft. Camp op Instruction. As will be seen by reference to the order, elsewhere published in this issue., of Cyrus Leland, Commissioner for Recruiting in District number Three, comprising Doniphan, -D-- 13mUn ItTorcholl XVoohT,.fnr. 1 - - ' . " : . counties, all recruits in the District are . . XT , , 0 . . , . m Grand river (IN eosho and Sprmj' rivers ordered to rendezvous at camp in Troy on, i. . . . . ' . . i . - -ift .i.- r xi. i are know as Grand river below their junct or before the 10th of this month, where . x , x . T . J , ... ' . .' , x r i ion ) we came to the estate of Lewis Ross, mmn. nvAsttma thav villi yanatrra tha ncfinir.. I ' ion necessary to make them good soldiers and perfect them for active duty. This is well ; and we d.oubt not the gallant officer? and men at this post will gladly repair tp the head-quarters with the determination te excel in the soldier's discipline. The Anniversary Of the Constitu tion Let It be Commemorated. Savs tbe Mo. Democrat : On the 17th I day of September 1787, the Constitution of the United States was adopted in tbe Convention over which George Washing ton presided, and of which such patriots as Alexander Hamilton, Benjamin Frank lin, James Madison and the Pinckneys were members. Seventy-five years are about to close since that day, and the na- tion that has lived under that Constitution . in liberty and pepce is waging a mighty i war with Americans inarms against the glorious work of their fathers. At such a time, and in the midst of such scenes, the Anniversary of the Constitu- tion should be remembered, honored and j commemorated throughout the loyal I States, and in the armies and navy of the Union. We have few enough anniversa ries of patriotism ; let us now add one, to be observed as long as the Constitution stands. What say (he people ? Shall it not be done ? Hs Unavrnt Tf la nnf lutcf ( VlO ! " alarmed about the temnorarv scarcitv of specit. We ec thtt Hallett's commercial circular for July 30th, expresses the opin ion that in the natural course of business the coin will soon be returning to us. We have been able," it says, to keep foreign exchange largely in our favor, ex cent when ¬her element has been thrown in the return of eeormous amounts of securities formerly held abroad. We are daily becoming more and .more self-supporting aad Earope less 'so, from the rapid iBcreeee ef pepalatioa upon a circumscrib ed arta." It seems quite certain, moreo ver, that Europe wast draw very largely upon the Ceited States for" grain and floor. Rev. James Higue"wi!l preach in this city ta-Horrow at the utial time and plaoa AS SECOXTD. .CfMf, EAE jFt1TS.C0TT, KAKgAS, Angnst 16, 1S62. Emtox op Ujoh : It is jome time .since you have heard from . us And quite a .Ictng jettej rnay not came amis3. .We ha ve iust returned from Tabbqua, the capital of j .the Cherokee Kaioa; and that ypu may be able to understand me better, I may as I well givo a synopsis of our movements from Fort Riley down and back to this i roamed in droves through the woods and over the prairies, consequently we never wanted for beef, veal, mutton, pork, tur key, goose or chicken. On the 31st of July at 10 o'clock P. M., our regiment moed south, on a forced march. Previ- ailir-frPn. Snlnmnn. tliin in .Tirnmmr1. .if I the Indian Expedition, s'nt a :i order to Col. CIcud to retreat immediately, but " retreat" is not our Colonel's name j he had started on a mission and was going to ! accomplish it. Fifty miles from the junction of Neo- J '"""" ' sno and onnnor rivers, at the crossing or the brother of John Ross, the beauty and grandeur of which astonished us all. Tho house cost $21,000, is built o brick and finished in the highest style of architect ure. The furniture consisted of the rich est and most expensive. Five hundred dollar mirrors and pianoes, b.ureaus, sofas, chairs, tables, etc,, to correspond ; and 'twas bore we saw a little of the bavoc of war ; the hpuse ha.d been abandoned and some uncivilized Indians bad been let loose on the plantation and through the hpuse and all the furniture had been smashed and bruised so as to render it worthless. Near hero we passed the Salt Worjvs of the Grand Saline ; the salt sprinsr throws a stream nearly as large as a man's bo iy. We conttnued our march to Tahhqua, .the place of our destination. We r - then 18 miles east of Ft. Gibson, (at which there were 7.000 secesh) 125 m;les from Texas, and 19 miles from the j mciioa of Grand and Arkansas rivers. Tahlaquaisa town about the size of Marysville, and contains several good brick houses. Near the village is the residence of John Ross, and just such a place as that. of Lewis Ross ; alo two seminaries, the largest I have seen west of the Missouri river. These seminaries, one for males and one for females, cost SS0,000 each, and have been in successful operation for about toot nf mil- miosinn tflllil M tfl SPfillTe . .. . . ,, the family and person of John Ross and all tha records and Dttblic documents of the Cherokee Nation. All these were freely and gladly delivered over to us by the Chief and joyfullv did he and his family and his brothers and their families all follow us North. They are now safety on their way east where they will likely remain untjl the trouble are settled. At present cur camp is three miles west of Fort Scott and a few men left in charge ef it; bat our regiment with about 2500 more troope are in Missour in hot pursuit of rebel forces, said to be 3500 strong. All of our Marshall and Washington! county boys are well and doing well ex cept Joel B. Abbott, from Little Blue, and Sam Humes, from WaenmgtoQ county TWOM TMB who are both in the hospital at Fort Scott, Abbolt on -account of sore eyes and Humes on account of ague. We alf send our best respects to the " Home Guard? and advisenhem to come with us if they want any fun. A Soldier. For The Union. OARIBALDI AND THE LIBERATION OP ITALY. While we in America are-steeped to the lips in the seething cauldron of war. it may not be altogether time misspent to cast a passing glance at the stirring events w:ik h re now transpiring in other lands ; aod l:i us see whether those proud auto crats and self-,styled champions of civili zation uud humanity, who are now so straugely exercised about the troubles of civil war among us, may not, ere long, have cause for serious apprehension at home. The Emperor .of .the French appears to have a. ptnehant for intervention. He it was, who. while president (of a republic in 1849, intervened to crush tbe republican go vernmeht set up by the -peopkfof Rome FTeitwas, who drew upon Europe the Russian war of 1855, and he it was who provoked the quarrel with Austria in 1859, and when he bad accomplished his own selfish designs, the military glory and agrandizement of France, abandoned and betrayed the cause of Italian independ ence, which be bad espoused. Europe is now moving in the .throes of revolution and foremost in the vanguard of Liberty, is the noble end heroic Gari baldi, who at the Jast advices, .was march ing upon Rome at the head of an enthusi astic army of 50,000 volunteers ; this movement necessarily involves a conflict with the French army of occupation at Rome, which added to the precarious situ ation of the French trcops in Mexico, may give Louis Napoleon too much work upon bis hands to interfere in American affairs. Giuseppe Garibaldi, is identified with the party of Progress and Liberty all over the world ; he tva at one time admi ral of tbe revolutionary forces during the struggle with Spain for the independence of South Araerica. Upon the oveithrow of Napoleon the Great in lSlo, tbe crown ed monarchs of Europe conspired in what they tcrmo'I the " Holy Alliance' to crush out evory spark of Freedom in Europe. Thus was Poland and Italy dismembered, and the peoples groaned under the weight of intolerance and despotism. But when tho hour of retribution came in 1848, the outraged peoples tore the compacts and protoools of tyrants to rags, and made one bold, sharp stroke for nationality and Free dom. The gallant people of Italy were most steadfast in their efforts for the cause, but wero finally compelled in 1849, to yield to the voice of the crowned miscreants im posed by the treachery of foreign foes. Sad indeed was the day when t!se lion-li'ce Garibaldi, with his toil-worn followers, re tired from the crumbling walls of Rome on one side wnile tbe mercenary soldiers of the bogu3 French republic entered at the o'her. French arms slaughtered Italian Freedom in 1849, and drove again into exile Mazzini and Garibaldi, men who. by thirty years devotion to their country, the purity of their principles, and their spot less reputation, had endeared them with al mot miraculous influence to the hearts of their countrymen. But Freedom crush ed to earth will rise agaiH. After taking refuge for a while under the glorious stars and stripe, Garibaldi again entered into the service of his native land in the war for the liberation of Piedmont from Aus tria in 1859. Such had been the intolera ble cruelty and oppression of Austrian rule in Italy that the most conservative men in other countries cried shame upon the governing dynasty. Mr. Gladstone a member of the Government and tory par ty in 'England, records the evidences of the mo?t atrocious acts of cruelty and oppress ion exercised upon the Italian people wit nessed daring his travels in that beautiful but afflicted land. All are familliar with the Italian campaign of 1S59 under Victor Emanuel, Kiag of Sardinia. It is green in the remembrance of our readers how Garibaldi with bis brave " Hunters of the Alps" were doing wonders for the cause, when Louis Bonaparte checked the coarse of emancipated Italy, by making a dis graceful trace with Frsncis Joseph of Austria, and withdrew from the support of his Sardinian allies. But though Kings and Empercrs proved recreant, Garibaldi with a small band of red-shir ted 'followers etme to the rescue in 1850. His pewsg through the kingdom- of -the two Scicilies was a complete ovation. !rhe people ral. lied in thousands to thi standard of tb& Liberator, and the"" powerful army of the Neapolitan Tyrant was, at every point, compelled to flyT"WitIT ITsTaglenindea ncss of purpose,, that reminds us, of our immortal Washington, Garibaldi' refused every honor sought to. be. conferred upon him, and perceivfng that annexation to his Kingdom of Sardina was the most practi cal means to accomplish the patriots' de sire, the Union of Italy, he' threw his in fluence into lhat measure,. and hence Vic tor Emanuel was elected. King of Italy. After resting for the past twa years ia the bosom of his family; Garibaldi has again come forth from his sea-girt rock of Caprera and now announces that the object of this third ex pedition is to liberate the Koman people- from the temporal power of the Pope. Eighteen cen turies of galling oppression, persecution, false hood, and burning at tho stake have beea in flicted upon the people of the Papal dominions! but thank God, the day of deliverance is a: hand ; tho noble people of Italy again Hock ia legions t.o swell the advancing columns of the lion-hearted Liberator, such is the intense en thusiasm of tho people in ihe cause of the Inde pealcncc and Union of tho whole peninsula of Italy. May God speed" the Right! and miylle hasten the day when " Falsehood's trade spall be as hateful and unprofitable s that of Truth. is now." Spaktaccs. .. From the St. Joseph iv Era. ?reeley and Lincoln- The editor of the N. Y. Tribune has written an open letter to the President of j.he United States, in which he makes many points richly worthy of the serious consideration of all well-wishers of the Republic. -The men who inaugurated the present rebellion are terribly in earnest, a fact which seems, in many cas.es. ,to have been almost entirely lust sight of by those highest in authority in this nation. The traitors have not on any occasion scrupled to use every means they could lay hands on to subserve the ends they aimed at Where negroes could aid their unholy cause, by working on fortifications, acting as cooks, teamsters, ifcc, they have been called in, and even armed to shoot down tbe soldiers of tho Uuion army, while many of our Generals have exhibited a softness, if not a sympathy, for pur ene mies, which must forever stand without a parallel in history. The heads oftls government should awake to a full conr prehension of the magnitude of this mighty struggle for the preservation of Re publican institutions. Every resource at our command should at ence be put in requisition, for the speedy termination of the war. Half-way measures and chicken-hearted tenderness have been tried for more than a year, and the result is, we arc as far, if not farther, from peace than at the beginning. Let the President but instruct his subordinates to strike wherev er a traitor head is sepn, confiscate every item of property, including slaves, tbat can belaid hands on, and the great sacrifices we arc now making will cease pur ar mies will he subsisted on the enemy, and the burden and penalty of treason wi'l fill where it of right belongs. But to tho letter of Mr. Greeley. His closjug words we commend to every reader : " I closo as I began with the statement that what an immense majority pf tha Loval Millions of vour countrymen re quire of you is a frank, declared, unqunlN ned, ungrudging execution or me laws m the land,morc especially of the Confiscation Act. That Act gives freedom to the slare3 of Rebels coming within our lines, or whom those lines mav at any time inclose we ask you to render it due obedience by pub licly requiring all your subordinates to recognize and obey it. The Rebels are evenrwnere using inf late anti-negro riots in the North, as they have lone used vour officers' treatment of negroes in the South, to convinco the slaves that they have nothing to hope from a Union success that we mean in that case to sell them into a bitterer bondage to defray the cost of the war. Let them imnress this as a truth on the great mass of 'their ignorant and credulous bondmen, and the JJnion wjll never Be restored never. We' cannot conquer Ten Millions ef people united in solid phalanx against us. powerfully aided by Northern sympathiz ers and European allies. )3Ce must bae scouts, guides, spies, cooks, teamsters di"ger3 and choppers from, the jBIacks- o the'Soutb, whether we allow them to fight for us or not, or we shall be baffled and rr celled As one dr the millions wu, 1 1 -- j- i rJ-J il,e atrnrrorle at would giaaiy naye avuiusu iu "-&o-- . any sacrifice but that of principle and honor, bat who now feel tbat tbe triumph of tho Union is indispensable not pniy the existence of our country but fo t&o well-being of mankind, I entreat you to render a hearty and unequivocal obedience to the law ot the Janq, .X-Sfc. -.JJS? SS&v j-. .. tjg 3vTt 1m t!e -.j-t, . -.fe'i - gy- r-gjt - . i- - . -.. ja . '-- 7 ? . 2 :i mS"""I