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TEEE BIG BLUE UNION.
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MARXSVILLE, KANSAS. -
Saturday, April 30, 1864.
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Elq of th fr2e heart's hope and home,
By angel hands to valor given;
Thy stars have lit the welkin dome,
And all thy hues were born of heaven.
FOREVEH FLOAT THAT STANDARD SuEEt!
T?here breathes the foe but falls before us
With Freedom's soil beneath our feet,
, And Freedom's banner streaming o'erus.J
Upon the assembling of the State Con
tention last Friday-a-week, and before
they had proceeded to business, Governor
" 'pCarney furnished that body with the fol
'f ' lowing, which speaks for itself:
Topeka, April 20th, 1864.
Gentlemen of the Convention: Yours is
the first Convention held since the adjourn
ment of the lastLegislature, and I embrace
the opportunity to address you, and thro'
you the people.
I wa?, as you are aware, elected United
States Senator, by that Legislature.
Since-then, that election has entered or
been forced into every political conflict.
If there be one merit which I may claim
it is that of earnestly and industriously
guarding the rights and interests of the
, State, and I will not endanger or sacrifice
either by causing or continuing in it a
mere personal issue.
I feel it to be my duty therefore, to re
sign, as I now do, ail claims to the Office
of United States 'Senator into the hands of
the people. Tuos. Carney.
Now, whether this be done -in a .good
'spirit 'or not, it at least is a good act. Ev
ery.good citizen of Kansas must have de
plored the bitter political fight and unne
cessary commotion into which the State
was thrown by the Senatorial action of Hie
lastLegislature. This action of Governor
.Carney's may have been adopted as acun-
sning political move, with which to throw
tlie people off their guard, thereby making
. it an easy thing to run in .a Carney Leg
islature this fall, or it may have been dose
, in the spirit of a good Governor who sees
rthe trouble that has grown and is growing
out of the recent attempt to foist him upon
the people without first consulting them,
c,u I asd desirous of peace and quiet in his
- --State he withdraws from the field. Let us
'' hope that his motives are founded in the
" latter spirit. Previous to last winter, in
his official capacity as Governor, Thomas
i, Carney did well ; this none can deny.
' Few if any papers or persons had ought
to say against him; not until the Senato
rial Swindle was perpetrated, was there
.any more political strife or turmoil in Kan
sas during his administration, than is in
cident to'any of our Free States. How
t the peoiple felt about the Senatorial elec-
tron,-we all know, how they repudiate and
.rpject the perpetrators we now see. Does
any of the "68" derive comfort from read
ing the proceedings b'f the recent State
r,Conveation. Did they not dig their polit
u ical graves last winter ? has not Carney's
.withdrawal pitched them into it? and did
Viiot the Convention fill up the holes and
set up the tomb stones ? You who would
. , betray a constiuency f&r personal motives
.are satisfied by this time that last winter's
v swindles have been to the people and had
,, "hearing." Now are you satisfied?
The Leavenworth Times the chief organ
of the Fraudttes is at present in a peck of
trouble. It rips and tears about, growls
at the Administration, growls at the peo
iple, growls at the State Convention, cries
fraud because the people did not elect del
egates to 'that Convention that would en
dorse the "swindle," and is mad at itself
because the people "can't see it", as they
do and at last it has bit itself, and we
may expect it soon to die.
All readers of the 2'imes must recollect
I how often it has endorsed the Senatorial
Swindle, and how hard it has labored to
justify itt and now that ithas been brought
to its senses by the recent blow the people
have given that usurpation .through their
delegates in the State Convention, the
Times jumps a summerset in the air,
comes down with its back-parts towards its
readers, and explodes as follows :
"The SftDatorialelection last winter was
a mistake. A pople Jealous of their
rights will never submit to a seemiag usur
pation of them. That election was unusu
al, against custom, though not against law.
It violated the very principle which Gov.
Carney had declared to be "the basis of his
policy for the State, and in the action of
the State toward the Fedoral Government."
TIic Fort Pillow- Massacre
Our Government is about to retaliate
for the rebel barbarities perpetrated at the
recent capture of Ft. Pillow. In a speech
at Baltimore lately, President Lincoln
''When the Government knows the fact
from official sources, and they substanti
ate the reports, retribution will be surely
given. But how retribution is to be ad
ministered is a-question still to be settled'
And Mr. Wilson, of Iowa, in the House,
introduced a joint resolution, which was
'That the Joint Committee on the con
duct of the War, or such members thereof
as the Committee may designate, proceed
at once to Fort Pillow, and examine into
facts and circumstances attending the re
cent attack and capture of the Fort by
rebels, and that they report with as little
delay as possible "
T'he resolution was adopted, and Messrs.
Wade and Gooch, from the Committee on
Condition of the War, left for Cairo April
19th, to take evidencce in relation to the
massacre at Ft. Pillow.
Is their a man in the country who will
not rejoice at this move of the Govern
We will again urge upon our readers the
necessity ot planting corn. The indica
tions are that corn will command a high
price this fall and winter, and that we shall
have a favorable season for that crop the
coming summer. The present demand
will use up all the corn in the country,
north, south, east, and west, and the scarc
ity of labor, the maintenance of an army,
the destitution of the sotith, and the mar
ket west, will combine to make the coming
corn crop of Kansas an important and
profitable one. Let no'ground lay idle.
. . Onr Eastern Mall
? Hag been comingvery regular for the past
' ten-days. Things are getting in a little
better shape. The.Express Company have
hired a carrier to bring, the sack regular
..romGuittard's.! Au private letter from
the Post Master -at-StJ Joseph informs us
' thaiHhe former delay'and irregularity did
loot -originate at the-St. -Joseph Post Office.
- I.fJHe saysc
v BV "request ofthe Post Master at
"-, ; Atchison ;ve aend all the mail matter for
. jjoarpficelto Atchison, and it is there made
up for your place. We send it from' fc'ere
daily, and never -fail. This office is clear-
7 e edyvnj iiay, not a single letter for any
. poiit remaining over twelve hours."
. So that our readers will see that our
troubles originate 'at Atchison ; but as
juttuen are m.ending'we'will keep quiet.
Small bands of rebels that prowl about
the country are becoming very trouble
some and dangerous in central and south
ern Arkansas. This kind of warfare is
kept uas much for the purpose' of pre
venting the complete re-organization of
Arkansas as a Free State as for anything
else.' They will retard movements some,
but its final restoration to peace and liber
ty is not far distant.
The new National Ten-Forty loan
that is, payable after ten years and within
forty, a the pleasure of the Government
is being taken npby the people at the
rate of two millions of dollars per day.
Every time we read one of Benj. F.
Taylor's splendid letters to the Chicago Jour
nail frm lne Cumberland Army, we feel
like hiring him to come and edit the Biff
B lue Union, while we do the press-work.
The principal Powers of Europe have
agreed td a conference to be held in Lon
don on the Dano-GermauJ difficulty, the
object of vrhich is td restore peace in cen
Torpedoes are being sunk by our Gov
ernment at the entry of -all ports along
the southern coast into which blockSde
runners are in the habit of running.
'.The Senatethas confirmed the appoint
ment of D. W. Wilder as Sdrveyor Gen
eral of the District of Kansas and Ne
Glory Enough, Tor One JDayl
Kansas Elects a Lincoln Delega
tion composed or anti-Fraud
mento the Baltimore Conven
At twelve o'clock, April 21, the dele
gates from all part of the State, met at To
peka, to elect six delegates to the National
Convention, that meets in Baltimore, June
7, 1864, to nominate Union candidates for
President and Vice President of the Uni
The Convention was called to order by
Sidney Clark, of the Stato Central Com-
On motion of Mr. Reynolds, of Bour
bon, J onn W. Scott, ot Allen, was unani
mously elected temporary Chairman.
Messrs. Reynolds and Iloagland conduct
ed the President to the chair.
Mr. Murdock, of Osage, was elected
The following Committees were ap
On Credential?. Foster, Irving, Iloag-
iand, xleynolds,-and Jones.
On Permanent Organization. McGrew,
Guthrie, Sherry, and Camp.
Mr. McGrew reported the following as
the permanent officers of the Convention :
President John W. Scott, of Allen.
Vice Presidents W. S. Glenn, of Atch
ison ; A. G. Proctor, of Lyon ; S. C. Rus
sell, of Douglas ; W. S. Hoagland, of
Secretaries James D. Snoddy, of Linn;
S. W. Robert;, of Jefferson. Mr. Snod
dy declined and Mr. Murdock, of Osage,
was put in his place.
The report was adopted.
The following Committee on Resolutions
was appointed :
Bowen, Foster, Sternberg, Hofman,
Danford, Proctor, Stiickler, McDowell,
Mr. Porter moved to proceed to elect six
delegates aud six alternates, on the same
ballott, to the' Baltimore Convention.
Passed with the opposition of McDowell
Tho ballotting resulted as follows :
Jame3 H Lane, 44; A. Carter Wilder
49; Thomas M. Bowen, 49 ; W. W. H
Lawrence, 49; Martin II. Insley, 51; F
W. Potter, 49 ; Wm. A. Phillips, 22; M.
J. Parrott, 2 ; E. M. Monell, 1 ; Jas. L.
McDowell, 4; Solon Thatcher, 4; Charles
R. Jennison, 2 ; d. D. Thompson, 1 ;
S. A. Riggs, 1 ; John M. Price, 2 , 0. E.
.'heesboro, 1 ; T. A. Osborn, 1 ; James F.
Legate, 1 ; S. II. Glenk, 2.
C. W. Babcock, 50 ; S. A. Cobb, 50 ;
John M. Price, 49 ; Robert MeRratney,
48 ; G A. Colron, 50; IX; W. Farnsworth,
50; C. R. Jennison, 1, S. C. Smith, 1 ;
C. Chadwick, 1 ; F. G. Foster, 1 ; cByron
Mr. Hofman and Mr. Przybylowicz
were excused from voting at their own re
quest, as Fremont men, but anti-Fraud.
On motion of Mr. Reynolds the follow
ing gentlemen were made the Central Com
mittee: Sidney Clarke, Douglas ; J. C. Burnett,
Allen; J". M. Rankin, Coffey; A. Low,
Doniphan ; James McCahon, Leavenworth;
W. S. Iloagland, Jackson ; J. Stotler,
CoL T. M. Bowen introduced strong
Lincoln and anti-Fraud resolutions, which
were adopted. They are too long or we
would publish them in full.
Longslreet with his veterans has joined
Lee. He took into Teunessee 18,000
men and returned with only 12,000.
Gen. We?sel surrendered Plymouth, N.
C. on the 20th inst, to the rebels after four
days hard fighting. Our loss is 150 killed
2,50 prisoners and a large amount of
It is thought that about 200,000 of the
Millita of the Western States will be call
ed into service along the Ohio river, to
protect from raids while our main army is
being concentrated for the big battle.
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Judge A. H. Horton attended the- State
Convention as an anti-Lincoln delegate
from Atchison county.
Reports from Washington state that Gen.
Grant intends to give Gen. McClellan a
command in the army of the Potomac.
Garribaldi is on a visit to England.
Quantrell Again in Kansas.
A telegram has been received at Fort
Leavenworth from Col. Phillips, of 21st
inst., stating that a cavalry force 150 or
200 strong, crossed the Arkansas that day,
killing five citizens. It was supposed to
be Quantrell en route for Kansas. Another
rebel force had been vanquished, coming
from the, southeastern Choctaw country.
"We re-read the Bucolics, mindful of
Virgilius, and while the sap of our own
lives, nice mat ox me irees, mounts ana
circulates with more vivifying jmwar, we,
too. fructify andare exalted." Saint Jo
seph Herald. "
Oh, glory! Circulate the dictionary.
The Monroe Doctrine.
There are queer things revealed by his
tory. That noted declaration of James
Monroe, was made at the suggestion of the
Brttish Government. It was anxious to
settle the Mexico-Spanish conflict, for
mercantile reasons, and intimated to the
American Secretary of State, that the as
sertion of the Monroe Doctrine, would ef
fect the objeot. Our government acted
upon the suggestion.
This tvas done, December, 1823, and
we quote, for the information of our read
ers, that part of President Monroe's mes
sage which" makes formal declaration of
the American policy:
lThe political system of the allied Pow
ers is essentially different in this respect
from that of America. This difference
proceeds from that which exists in their
respective Governments. Aud to the de
fense of our own, which has been achiev
ed by the los? of so much blood and treas
ure, and matured by the wisdom of our
most ealightened citizens, and under which
we have enjoyed unexampled felicity, this
whole nation is devoted. We owe it, there
fore, to candor and to the amicable rela
tions existing leticecn the United States and
those Foicers, to declure thai toe should con
sider any attempt on their part to extend
THEIR SYSTEM TO ANY PORTION OF THIS
hemisphere, as dangerous to our peaeeand
safety. With the existing colonies or de
pendencies of any European Power, we
have not interfered, and shall not interfere
But with the Governments who have de
clared their independence and maintained
it. "and whose independence we have, on
great considerations, and on just princi
ples, acknowledged, we could not view any
interposition for the purpose of oppressing
them, or controlling in any manner their
destiny, by any European Power, in nny
otherjlight than as the manifestation of an
unfriendly disposition towards the United
The British suggestion is an American
conviction. What diplomacy designed as
a temporary policy, has become a settled
principle. The hint to Spain, is settled
byxthe will of tho people of tho United
States. They will never submit to the es
tablishment of a monarchy on this conti
nent by any European Power. 2'imes.
The Thisteentb KaT
nearly two years' bard spJ ; "" Aft
the 13th Kansas hJ X'Jl ,Q th. fi!
signed to post duty atFort wIDeniIJi.
Buren. Colonel Ck M
sence Lieut. Col. Wheel. of4
-Van JBuren. and Mnlm. n -oinnar
with part of the regiment at p,
Relieving this regiment for a '""
uaru uucy is an act ot justice to ifT,ro
ant men, who, with their sword, T? &
wets, Have earned renutinn nr .., . "u "til
?-. j i . WJ nieha
We learn that through i1igpv JUVlr-
atorLane,abiiI has passed th, c
rnu- 6u " VOrm a P" Of del?
This will give us a Custo
m TJ ' '?
lUUiaeuUUS TIPW mrrnif ..J
- " l-lWlLY HI 1 !-.
to the flourishing metropolis a? vA
Laborers for MARYLAnTff :
ted that the Confederate deserters int
gees who find their way to Wheeling?
Virginia, are accepting places aa farm I
uuiers on me Eastern Shore of Mar
Great inducempn-ro nWA iC .-lli
sequence of the scarcity of laborer.
A manufacturing company in va.v
N FT., has fnrniolioil in tl. r '"'
since tho bennniner of the won .. !'
Iini nQira nrrtftjr fl.. 1 -
v,u Fi. Ul wnuu u-xmiei army aW,
Over four thousand women and ptU ;
Tniai trarl Ana nnnrivnW J . "
ic-.ncu uut uuwuicu ituu seventy th,,.
dollars for labor, were employed in m,f
them. " "i
The Czar's Proclamation op Eman
cipation in Poland. The middle of
this month witnessed in Europe another
of those eraud events which like the Pres
ident's "Proclamation in Ameiica, are to
maku these years torever illustrious in his
tory. On the 15th of April, by recent
ukase of the Czar, every serf of' Russian
Poland is to be at once and forever net
free from bondage. He is to own the
cottnge,and the plot of ground which he
has been occupying, his time and labor
are to bo his own, and, and he is liberated
from all claims to service and obligations
of labor which his mnster may have pos
sessed over him. Por this great emanci
pation he is only to pay to the Government
a tax, by which "loyal masters" are to be
remunerated. More than this, the Polish
serf ia to become at once a self governing
citizen. He is to elect his own viilase of
ficials, his mayor, a nd sheriff, and justice
of the Peace a privilege which Prussia
has never yet granted to tho Prussian
Made Him Disgorge. Haggart, the
27,000 express thief, who was arrested at
Lawrence the other day, was taken back to
St. Joo and lodged in jail. Only 8700
were found on his person, and. the fellow
refused to stale what he had done with the
remainder. The officers accordingly pro
cured a rope, and knotting one end of it
around his neck and the other over a beam
jerked him into an uncomfortable state of
suspense. This was sufficient, and upon
being restored to his foning he confessed
where had hid the money, and it was re
covered, with the exception of $600, which
is still unaccounted for. Conservative.
A strenuous effort is being made to
postpone the Republican National Conven
tion until Fall or late in the Summer. The
excuse is, that it is not good at this time
to agitate the country with politics for so
many months. But we notice that the
persons who are so anxious for tho post
ponement, are all active and bitter oppo
nents of Lincoln's re-election. They hope
that Lincoln will make some fatal blun
der during thp Summer, to put him out of
the way; or that some of our military men
will meet with a success that will place
them ahead of Lincoln for the Presidency.
That's what's the matter. Chief.
Who Gets the SwonD ? The New
York Sanitary Fair has two magnificent
swords, each valued at 61,500. One is to
be given to a military officer, 'the other
to a naval officer. The peopfe's favorites
are to be the fortunate recipients of these
valuable gifts. Who are the most popu
lar officers is to be decided in the follow
ing manner: A ledcer is kept, as each in
dividual subscribes his dollar for the sword
he expresses his preference for Grant, Mc
Clellan or Bosecrans, as the case may be.
The one who receives themostdollars will
be elected for the prize. Gen. Grant is j
ahead thus far.
Grant was Right. The Kich'H
jjijiaaay mm. u iuu u eueral armj u L.
loweu to pass me James Kiver m Umz
tho Confederacy i3 gone un, ai1 l
avalanche the Union hosts will rollover l,
entire South. That suits us. Grant ri
ngnt. luchmond must be taken.
-.ounuuiai Measeis. me cm-ii...
feiter who was arrested in LeaveuJ
for passing a $100 counterfeit, has bed
convicted at J opefca, und sentenced ta:
years penitentiary labor.
'mm i.nniiwwM.ti.wjBEHBa5cgutiiiiiBn,ilw Ml
o5 0 i
Floiu- F.ill wi1C!l.
do Spring Wheat?
Butter. p lb
Eggs, J) do..,
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General Order. IXo. 3.
IlUQUlRTtt3 SECO.MBrI3DI rvT
I Tho counties of Doniphan. Brown. Xira-.Vv -
Washington. Ill-public Slitrloy, l'ottmttnoi . i
son.bein,; tlftajr-iated as the '-8cotnl litiAe l
the nn leroigctrf a?aumi-d (.oninuwl of tie 31 j
II. The fiillowiii:? is annoncL-iIatlipflafr.Tiz C fc
E. Smith, Assistfint Adjutant General, Stnrji
Wehlnch, Qn irtermaster, Marjh.tM coimtj, C
yollenbursr, CoiumNi iry, W.ishinztun cuuutr, f
lonant II M Kobin-ton: A. D.C ilrown cjuntT I -I-M
tenant Alfred Saxoy, A.D.C., t'oniphiiicouE'T
III. Commanders of regiment, Imttene-i. .n i.'
companies, will at once report to the Aibt -t 1
General fnllinfomathm respecting tho ccaI."3
commands, tha number and description of arzi 3
IV. All official communication should U?t -'"'-Capt.Johu
E. Smith Asihitant AdjntaLt Gene 3
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