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Ye women and men, .
By courtesy styled gentle "readers,"
Of how much you owe,
To the noble typo,
And his army of folders and feeders.
The poet may sing '
Of his lyricalstring :
Of his Muses, his Loves and 'his Graces;
But ah ! he'd sing small,
If he warbled at all,
Were it not for the chases and cases.
The writer of fiction,
Whose beautiful diction
Beguiles 'the long evenings of winter
His mind would be left
Like a casket bereft
Of its key if not picked by the printer.
The annalist, too,
That brings to your view
The wonderful story of ages,
Would sure be as dumb
As a clam or a mum
my, if nobody made up his pages !
Then whoso doth read,
I beg him take head
To the lessons the stanzas convey him,
Viz : Now that you know
What a treasure you owe
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thing in a military way, which is riota'civil
way j though they havelueen very civil to
HOWARD, T52E PROCIiASIA
lllrersons, who prefer it, can be treated on
ft Water Cure plan of treatment by calling on
ct the residence of Alexander Campbell, in
keast pirt of tlli3 Uity. rarticulur atten-
wtijn paid to the treatment of chronic dis-
T..l T 1.
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arvsrille, May 12, 1864. n8tf
J. iJ. TAYLOR,
ATT0E3STET -M LATV,
Seneca, - Nemaha County, - Kansas.
; D Brumiugh. J-. Bollinger
BRUMBAUGH & ISOIXIR'GQR,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
MarysviUe, Marshall County Kansas
Will oractiea in all the Courts of tll3 Second Judicial Bisl
trlct in unas, nnt in tho Conrta ot tha Second .luditin
RrtnctinNrbriska. Tliey-will Rn particu'ar nttention
tiujmgtesfir non-re-ftents in Nortliofn K.in-A- and
foBthera Xibris:a. Claims collected unreasonable terms
iadproceeda promptly remitted. v2-oS
JAMES S. MA GILL,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
And General Collecting Agent,
Marysvttle, Marsliall County Kansas,
Will practice ii the Courts of Marshall, Ne
maha, and'Brown, in the Sesond Judicial Dis
trict; and Pottawatomie, Riley, and Davis, in
ths Third Judicial District.
Particular attention paid to the adjustment
knd collecting of claims against the Government.
Collections caretully attended to and proceeds
promptly remitted. v'Jn20-ly
U. C. UWKIS,
HAWKINS & MAGIL.L,
Attorneys and Counsellors
Will devote themselves exilnsively to the
practice of their profession in all the Courts of
the Second Judicial District, and in the Supreme
Court of State: -will make collections generally,
nd remit promptly.
Post Office address,
MaryBiile, Marshall Co., or
Troy, Doniphan Co., Kansas. v2n20
IjAW OFFICE AND MILITARY
J. D. Brumbaugh.
WILL give particular attention to claim
and demands against the Government, in a!
its departments, fcnd particularly those grow
ing out of the present war will obtain Dack
pay arrears aud bounty money for those enti
tled under the late acta of Congress will also
btain pensions for widows or heirs of deceas
RESPECTFULLY announces to the citizens
of Marshall countv-,tmd thetravelling pub
lic that he has evened a Black'snibb Shop an
Marysville, a Brdadwav, opposite the.cOf
loe, wherijs prepared te make Plows, Harrows.,
Wagons jjfhoejtorles, and do all. kind, of work
iMhis lue'om.resoible tWms'andat theshrt
fest aotice ftad'hopesby stnctttention to Bus
iness, to merit tae confidence and patronage of
lk WWij&mfc- j ,-- J2n7 .
Specimens of his Style as a Writer
"We select the 'follofrinj; extract from a
letter in tho Brooklyn Eagle, purporting
to have been written by Howard, from
Fort Lafayette.. Tho letter is an excellent
imitation of the style in which tho great
"JJead lieat, his iancy nom de guerre, was
uont to tickle the literary palates of the
readers of the Eagle :
Cell G,311, Second Tier, )
Fori Lafiyette, May 24. J
Dear Eagle: In the language of the
"mngnificent" Yestvali, "I am here."
I'thiuk I shall stoy here, at least till I
Terhajis you ate surprised at my sudden
departure. So Was X.
But I received a pressing invitatation
from Gen. Dix to come down here, which
I didn't feel at liberty to decline, so I
Bob Murray brought me here. Bob Mur
ray is United States Marshal, and he
marshalled toe the way should go ; so I
thought it best to go.
Bob is a nice man ; ho nas a very tak
ing way about him ; but 1 wouldn't re
commend you to cultivate his acquain
tance. You may have heard of Fort Lafayette ;
it i's a great resort of the friends ot the
Administration over tho left.
of Fort Lafayette is in the water between
the Atlantic Ocean and West Point.
It is a good site for a marine residence ;
but I have n't seen any mariners yet. It is
inaccessible on all sides, except the inside.
It s out accessibility is what 1 most object
THE WAY YOTJ GET IN
is curious, and may interest your readers
who haven't been here. You can't go by
railroad, orjsteamboat, or horse and bug
gy. The entrance is effected in a highly
military manner, invented, I believe, by
Gen. Dix, or some other men.
You go to Fort Hamilton,
Which is just oer the way.
A 1,250 pound shell with the inside
out is providedjfor the purpose. You get
in the shell. It is then put in a 2:40 inch
mortar and rammed down on a barrel of
powder. The mortar is touched off, and
up you go. You go up about fifty milca.
You then come down and land right in the
middle of Fort Lafayetti.
. Th9 artillery artist has attained great
precision in the range, and you alight ex
actly in the centre of a hollow square of
military people drawn up to receive you.
as the shell goes up is terrific.
When you have reached an altitude of
forty-nine miles eight furlongs, the view
is magnificent, a
You . have a bird's eye view of Bath,
Coney Island and New Jersey.
I made a sketch of it.
I'll send it to you. .
Pethnps you think this a strange way of
getting into the Fort, but it isn't a circum
The fort is a substantial building; there
is no apprehension of burglars. Sensible
people would rather break out than into it.
As a hotel it is not equal to the Mansion
Hojse, though the terms arc more reason
able. Tbey don't charge "any board.
The only 'charge military people are given
to is to pharge bayonents.
The bill of fare is wholesome, but lacks
varietv. There is
TOO MUCH PORK.
The bill of fare, however, is varied.
We have pork and crackers for break
c Crackers and pork for dinner, and
Pork with crackers for tea.
I think we shall have a change next
week, as the commandant has sent an or
der to New York for a barrel of pork.
When you write to me, enclose a bunch
of radishes in the letter.
National Union Platform.
' THE- WAY OP GETTING OUT,
which I have n't discovored yet When I
.do, I'll let you know.
The people who keep the fan are of the
militayy-periuasion, it is their fortes -They
mostly wearrgaxis or swords? aid-do every-1 c
the Fort is select. Thev are mostlv
people of Southern complexion, who have
been recommended here for the benefit of
their health. They don't generally sea it.
There is no female society here.
Nor no Union Leagues.
Nor no Philharmonic concerts.
Otherwise it's pleasant.
The view fs enchanting. Lovely water
seines spread before the vision on every
side. A I said before, the situation is
marine ultra "marine, and gives me the
blues as I gaze upon it.
There is no post-office in the Fort, and
corebpondence is limited. Perhaps you'd
liife to know how I sent this letter. A
pigeon flew into the Fort to-day, and I at
tached the letter to his tail. If you get it,
it will tell the tale of its delivery.
The pigeon is acamer-pigeon, and yod
may get him a situation as a letter carrier
under Postmaster Lincoln.
Somebody may inquire
VTLIY I CAJIE HERE.
I'll tell Vou confidentially.
ilic OoYoui.ii.ont it miking fiXtenSlOHS,.
to its mansion at Fort Hamilton ; likewise
at Fort Richmond, on Staten Island. They
wanted a reliable person to look after the
architects, to see that they didn t pocket
the bricks. Fort Lafayette is half way
between, and so situated that you can see
bo;h forts at oucp, and is just the place to
see what is going on.
A meeting oJ the Cabinet was called at
the White House. Secretary Stan toil in
troduced iho subject. .
The President said it reminded him of
a story he onceheard in Illinois. A man
who lived in Jsang.tmon county, in conver
sation With a medical student, said he
didn't believe in vaccination. Says he,
"It don't do a child a bit of good. I had
a child vaccinated once, and in three days
after, it fell out of a window and broke it's
The Cabinet saw the point at once, and
laughed so loud that they woke up Secreta
Secretary Seward rang his little bell,
and and sent for General Dix.
'General." aaid William H., "how is
Fort Lafayette ?"
"Our flag is there," said the General
with millitary promptness.
"Is there a reliable man to be found in
the Department of the East ?" said Wil
"If there isn't," thundered the General,
"I'll 9hoot him on the spot."
"Who is he ?'N asked the Secretary.
"His name is Dead Beat," says trie
"Send him to Fort Lafayette."
So I came.
1 am still here.
A good looking young man appoached
our desk the other day, and after a saluta
tion ofsiich easy politeness that he at once
sained our confidence, he asked:
"Why is it that times will T)i more
warlike than now, when peace is made ?"
We truthfully replied that we did not
know. u because," he said, " there will
be a greater rush to arms than ever.
New corps of infantry will afack .the
breastworks, and, be Themselves attacked
in the rear, and brave men will acknowl
edge themselves captured, submit to be
captives, and have squally times gener
ally." He then fled, and succeeded in making
his escape, although , hotly pursued by the
devil with poker in hattdru . c.
Resolved, 1. That it i3 the highest duty
of every American citizen to maintain
against all their enemies, the integrity of
the Union, and the paramount authority of
the Constitution nnd laws of the United
State, and that laying aside offences and
political opinions we pledge, ourselves a"s
Union men, animated by a common "sent i
ment and aiming at a common object, to
do everything in our power to aid the
Government in quelling by force of arms
the rebellion now raging against i:s author
ity, and .in bringing to the punishment
due to their crimes the rebels and traitors
arrayed against it.
2. That we approve the determination
of the Government of the United States
not to compromise with rebels or to offer
any terms of peace except such as may be
based upon an unconditional surrender of
the hostility and a return to their alle
giance to the Constitution and laws ot the
United States, and that we call upon the
Government to maintain this position and
to prosecute the war with the utmost pos
sible vigor to the complete suppression of
the rebellion, in lull reliance upon the self
sacrifice and the patriotism, the heroic val
or and the undying devotion of the Amer
ican people to their country and its free
3. That .ag slavery was the cause, and
now" constitutes the strength of this re
bellion, and as it must be always'and eve
rywhere hostile to the principles of Be
publicanGovernment, justice and the na
tional safety demand . its "utter and com
plete extermination from the soil of the
Republic, and that we uphold aud maiu
tnin the acts and proclamations by which
the Government in its own defense has
aimed a death blow at this gigantic evil.
We are in favor, furthermore, of such an
ameudment to the Constitution to be made
by the people in conformity with its pro
visions as shall terminate and forever pro
hibit the existence of slavery within the
limits of the jurisdiction of the United
That the thanks of the American
people are due to the soldiers and sailors
of the army and navy, who have periled
their lives in defense of their country, and
in vindication ot ttic honor of the fla"-;
that the nation owes to them some perma
nent recognition of their patriotism, and
their valor, and ample and permanent pro
vision for those of their survivors who
have received disabliog and honorable
wounds in the rervice of the country, and
that the memories of thoe who have fal
len in its defense shall be held in grateful
and everlasting remembrance.
5. That we approve and applaud the
practical wisJom, the unselfish patriotism
and unswerving fidelity to the Constition,
and the principles of American liberty
with which Abraham Lincoln has dis
charged, under circumstances of unparal
leled difficulty, the great duties and re
sponsibilities of the Presidential .office.
That we approve and endorse, as demand
ed by emergency, and essential to, jthe
preservation of the nation, and as within
the Constitution, the measures and acts
which he has adopted to defend tho na
tion against its open and secret foes ; that
we approve especially the proclamation
of emancipation and the employment as
Unionjsoldiers of men heretofore held in
slavery; and that we have full confidence
in his determination to carry these and all
other Constitutional measures essential to
the salvation of the country into full and
6. That we deem it essential to the gen
eral welfarp that harmony should prevail
in the National Councils, and we regard
as worthy of public confidence and official
trust, those only who cordially indorse the
principles proclaimed in these resolutions,
and which should characterize the ad
ministration of the Government.
7. That the Government owes to all
men employed in its armies, without re
gard to distinction of color, the full pro
tection of laws of war, and that any viola
tion of these laws or the usages of civil
ized nation in the time of war by
the rebels now in arms should be made
the subject of full and prompt redress.
8. Tnat the foriegn emigration which
the past has added so much to the wealth
and development of resources and increase
of power to this nation, the asylum of the
oppressed of all nations, should be foster
ed and encouraged by a liberal and just
9. That we are in favor of the speedy
construction of the railroad to the Pacific.
10, That the national faith pledged for
be kept inviolates, and that for this puri
pose we recommend enonomy and rigid
responsibility in the public expenditures',
and a vigorous and just system of taxa
tion ; that it is the duty of every loyal
State to sustain the credit and promote the
use of the National currency. .
11. That we approve the position taken,
.by the Government, that the people of the
United States cannot regard with indiffer
ence the attempt of any European power to
ouerthrow by force or to supplant by fraud
the institutions of any Repub'ican Gov
ernment on this continent, and that they
will view with extreme jealously as me
nacing to the peace and independence of
this, our country, tho efforts of any such
power to obtain new footholds for mon
archical.goVernment, sustained by a for
eign military force in near proximity to
the United States.
A Picture. .
Grare Greenwood, in her late lecture in
Chicago, drew the following picture in tha
Back on these troublous times will our
children look in reverence and awe. Tho
sons of our brave soldiers will dat their
paten t3 of nob.lity on grander battle-fields
than Agincourt or Bannockburn. Such
patents of nobility as no royal heralds of
fice has symbols sufficiently glorious for.
Many a coat of arms in those days will
have one sleeve hanging empty. ,
We may pictureto ourselves a group of
noblo youtjg lads; some ten years hence1, '
thus proudly accounting for their orphan
age an orphanage which the country
should see to it shall not be desolate. -
Stysone, "My father fell in beating
back the invaders at Gettysburg." Says
another, "jly father fell on LookoutMouu
tain, fighting among the clodds." Says a .,
tiiird, lAly father suffered martyrdom in
Libby Pnson." Saysanother, "Jy father'
went down in the Cumberland ;' yet an '
ether, "My lather was rocked into the long
sleep below the wave, iu the "iron-cradle of
the Monitor." And there will be hapless
lads who will listen in mournful envy,
saying, In their secret hearts, "Alas, Our
fathers were reTTefsY r Add here and iberd
a youth more unfortunate, who will steal
away from his comrades and murmur, in
the birternesa of his soul, "Ah, God
help me My father was a Copperhead I"
TiscSauic3c Twins: ,. ..
A correspondent of the Macon (Ga )
Telegraph, who lately visited the Suineso
Twins, gives the fol lowing accaunt of them:
Y'ur readers hate no doubt scon those (
remarkable innduals, the Siamese
Twins, but fewof lUfcrMrhaps have been -to
their hofTsaRoleeu them in their
domestic relations! Tmfugh united by a
ligament as strpng aBftf Itself, they live
a mile apart spendii.gjernateiy three
days at one and tho otner house and al
lowing rib circumstances to defer their de-
from one to the other when the
time arrives. The one at whose
house you visit them leads the.converaation
and acts master of ceremonies, while the
other only speaks only as occasion or
politeness may require. One has icighf
and the other has nine children, but one.
of whom is in the war, tho rest being
girls and little boys. The twins are good
neighbors, intelligent men and thorough
ly patriotic. They are to all appearences)
two seperate and difflnt men, with very
little social resemblance, and a marked
contrast of character,. Eng is mdeh the
most positive, self-willed and uncomprom
ising. They are seldom jbor.li sick at the
same time. Why should death result from
a seperation of persons so unlike, and so
little subject to be afflicted by each others
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General Washington seldom indulged
in a joke, or a sarcasm, but when he didj
he always made a decided hit. During
the debate on the establishment of the
Federal .Army, a member of Congress
offered a resolution limiting it to three
thousand men, to which Washington sug
gested an amendment providing that no
enemy should ever invade the country,
with more than, two thousand soldiers.
The laughter which ensued smothered
Latest Parisian gossip says that Louis
Napoleon is growing very corpulent, and
that Eugene h wearing ,her skirts quite
short so as to display heebqotsrand tassels,
that bein: the la'et Parisian fashion.
Every hour that passes brings a darken,
shade 'o the cbpperheadlbfowv If they
are no'tcareful thev will sooa-'fjo asiblaeE .. t
i'demption of the public defit, mM'as their pet. the ""verlajtin2eniggefiw
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