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I i-v" . S --tK " ff 3PT 3 BY EDWIN 0. MANNING. - . "Westward the Course of Empire takes its Way!" VOLUME IV, NUMBER 4. "5 W 4 MAEYS VILLE, KANSAS, SA.TUPEIDA.Y, MA.1T, 19, 1866. r THE BIG HUE 7' WniAt THE BIG BLUE UNION, PUBLISHED EVERY .SATURDAY MOUSING, AT MarysviHe, Marshall County, Kansas. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. One copy'one year, cash in advance, $1.50 Tah Homes, one year. U $13.00 An extra copy to tue getter up 01 ciuo ui Ten. . KATES Ul AJJVJSttl'iSiJNti. One square, first insertion $1.00 I Each subsequent insertion, .o0 Yearly advertisements inserted on very lib eral tsrms. JOB170IIK, Done with dispatch andjn. the latest style o ih.taxt. JtSTTaymeat "required for all S ob "York on delivery. All Communications, or matters relating to fts business of tho office, should be addressed to B. C BANNING, Publisher. ATTORNEYS AT LAW Marysvitlc, Kansas, .TYill practice in all the Courts of the Second Judicial District and Supreme Court of Kansas, iul the Courts of the Second Judicial District f Nebraska They -will payparticular atten tion 10 paying taxes for non-residents of 2forth rn Kansas and Southern Nebraska. Claims collected on reasonable terms and lemittances vroaptly sande. vo!3-no33-tf ATTORNEY AT LAW LwA Geaeral Collecting Agent, Mary smile, Kansas; Will practice in the Courts of Marshall, Ne iha and Brown Counties in tho Second Judi cal District; nnd Pottawattamie, Riley and Davis in the Thirl Judicial District. Collections carefully attended to and pro:eeds promptly remitted. vo3-no33-tr J. Q. JULEiEJ PHYSICIAN and SURGEON, Is permanently located in MarysviHe, and '11 promptly attend to all calls in hi3 proi'es- Jn. Gflice.i,'r-ctirftU'fl "S-Slore- S-33-tf DR. A. tt. EDWARDS, HAVING located permanently in MarysviHe, takes pleasure in offering to the afflicted throughout Mirfrhall county and counties adja reat his professional fccrvices. After the expe rienca of several yeas practice and three years ia the United Slates Military Hospital he hopes to merit a chare of patronage. Office a the City Drug Store. March 31 No 49.-tf. TAILOK SHOP. I Have opened a Tailor Shop on the north side ofDroidway, MarysviHe, ono door west of 1. V. Lovcll's Store, where I will always be in "eadiness to cut and make gentleraens' gar taats of all kinds, in the latest and best styles. 1'irticular attention given to cutting. Old gar cents Cleaned and Repaired in the neatest man ler. I will warrant entire satisfaction to all vho will favor mo with their patronage. S-33-tf JOHN McCOY. . IOWA nouss, Jam Frazier, Proprieio r , CaKOLINE ST. BT. SKCOKD & THISD, Ifarysville, - Kansas This Hotel has been open for fiveyears, and the proprietor is thankful for past favors, and tolicits a continuance of the same, with tho promise of the usual attention. vl-n'27-ly AIEBTCAN HOTEL H1 at itlmrysviUe, Kansas I HAVIJ lately purchased the property known as Barrett's Hotel, in this place, and shall tndeavor. to keep a First Class Hotel. Fare Reasonable. Two Xiaorge Stables connected with the Hotel. UAY,CORX,A!U OATS, PfcEXTY. J.H. COITRELL. vScpt. 30tb, 1865-ly ' MW WAGOU SHOP, "WM". L. KIEFOVER, Proprietor. o Tr. KIEFOVER has started b corapleta Wagon Shop I operauon in ax&rrsrille, in connectien with the fcadat all times, ready to receive orders fornew wagons r-'ciMr oiaooes. ite is prcparca to stock piovrs, make n . "Xtaing apertaltung to that lino of business. aail CQHntV. ARlilrith tVvir ,-,.. oin nnurionro in f)n i feels csttrely tcmiJot ef tirjine ali that may -"T . K-MHf Altnost Duel. A T.OMAXCE FO0XDED OS FACT. Our regiment was stajoned at ftlorgao'e Ford. ,Our Colonel hat! ben shot b, au Indian guerrilla, and cur Lieut Colonel had gone home sick, and so the commaud devolved on our major, whose name was Farwell. He was a middle aged, dashing fellow, given to social enjoyment, and, as a general thing, keeping on pretty friend ly terms with those about him. He was naturally free and eay a fine soldier and strict disciplinarian. He"ivas a kind-hearted and generous man, though troubled with a temper that led him into error at times. Major Farwell had been in command but a few weeks, when be concluded to send for bis wife to come and slay with bun through the summer. He had com fortable quariers and "there was little dan ger the Indians would make another attack. I was on a foraging expedition when Mrs. Farwell arrived ; but I returned on the following day and was in season to at tend the party which the iVIajor gave ou the occasion. The staff and line officers, not kept awayon dutj, were all present, and joy and tnprrimeni ruled the hour. Mrs. Farwell was younger tlfan her hus band, a portly woman, bearing herself with peculiar grace and dignity,' wi'houi any effort or showof offeciation. She as sumed no needless reserve, but treatpd heF guests with kindness and consideration, seeming only anxious ih.it all siould feel at home and enjoy themselves. In that fir-olf region he laws of toial.ab Btinenc6 were not strictly adhered to ; and on the present occasion we not only emp tied several bottles of wine, but -several bottles of old Bourbon wore included in the bill of fare. Towards midnight the ladies withdrew, but the officers were not quite ready to retire. The Major was in the highest spirits, and song aud story, with flowing goblets, gave us occupation. By and by, I proposed a toast: ''Mrs. M.tjovV Farwell," and it was drank vvith three hearty Iheers. Why in the world the Ma jor sliouid Imvc taken offence, I cannot comprehena fUUI fre ata vol ai iTTtTniat "3" that I had better not make too free with his wife's name.' "Egad !" I replied, without stepping to weigh my words, "If )Tou must have your handsome lady assacred as that, you ought not to have brought her out here " "Capt. Willct," he cried, rising to his feet, "if you breathe the lady's name again I'll kick you from my quarters." I had started from my seat, when Lieut Walker, who was sitting by my aide, pulled me back. "Zounds !" ho utteredJ in a whisper, "don't Eay another word. The Major is mad, and he's a bst jealous too. Can't you see it?" As Walker spoke, it flashed upon me that Mrs. Farwell had been very attentive to me. She had danced with me? four or five times, and had promenaded with me upon the piizza. But I could not bear such language as Major Farwell had addressed to me, and in spite of my friend's remonstrance, 1 re lorted upon hm. My blood was heated with whisky, and I cared no more for the commanding officer at that time, than I would have cared for aidrummer boy. "By Heaven, sir," I replied, "yov would have a fine time kicking me out ! Perhaps you had better try it now!" The Major sprang towards me and caught me by the collar. L thought at the time he meant to strike ; but I was subsequently convinced he did not. But I struck him upon the cheek with the flat of my hand With a hissing oath he drew a pistol from his pocket, but before he could use it the Adjutant taught his arm, and three or four of my friends hurried me to my own quarters. On the following morning, I awoke with anything but a pleasant feeling, '.when I re membered what had transpired jiurins the previous night. I felt wretched enough. I curs'ed the wine cup and the whisky hot tic from the bottom of my heart and in wardly resolved I would touch the stuff no more Still. I was forced to take a stiff hot toddy to steady my nerves; and after dressing myself, sat down to a cup of cof fee. I was thus ungaged, when our Adju tant, Mr. Bowker, enteredmy quarters. I bade him good morning, and asked him if he would not take some breakfast wi'h me. "Not now," said he, shaking his head ,lI have called upon business. Ah, Cap lain, this is a bad affair. Do you renieni- ber that you struck the Major last night?" j . '-Yes, I remember it very well remem ber it too well. " fTo nvnpoiD ttom tn makfi an anlno-v " 1 pursued the Adjutant. J And if T do nnt?" v Then you must fight him.". "You vere present, Bowker, during the entire scene ?" "Yes." "Then I wish you to.tell me the truth, for lain free to confess that my brain was on a bit of a whirl last night First ; did I, in my toast to Mrs vFarwell, give him the leabt occasion of ill-feeling ?" 1 1 could see none Captain ; but you re member he hadbeen nVhiking." "Exactly and in that we were even. Aud now did he not, id the presence of his whole company, threa'fen to kick me from his quarters ?" ' ' '"Yes." "And did he not lay nia hand upon me before I struck him?" ' "I cannot be pusitive, but I think he did." "Then," said I, drinking the last of my coffee, "I shall make no apology." "You will remember, Captain," 'sugges ted Bowker, "that the'M.ijor is a dead shot, and that in the handling of a sword he has no superior." -'V. "I care nothing about that." I knew the temper of our officers, and I knew I should be held in light esteem if I allowed the Mijor to, back me down. Once more Bow ker asked if I would apologise. I told him most emphatically, "No." "Then,5' added he, "I have instructions to deliver this note." JIo handed me an unsealed missive, which I found to bo a challenge, and by it I was informe'd that Adjutant Bowker was empowered to. make all neccessary ar rangements. My warmest friend in. the regiment was a First Lieutenant named Walker, and I sent for him at nee, desiring him to act as my second. At fir-t he. InW to dissuade me from fighting, hot when he found I would not retractf he consented to serve me, though I' could see very plainly he liked not the business. However he asked me if I had any instructions to give him. "' Otffyivv?- :Mi$,MvI replied, -'.pirsI will fyhi with pistols; and second, as nty nerves are somewhat unstrung, I would like the affair to be put off till to-morrow morn ing s; Walker went away with the Adjuiant, and when he returned he informed me that the arrangements were all made. We wore to meetat 7 o'clock the following morn ing weapons pistols distance twelve pa ces our seconds to toss for choice of po sition to fire at the word cf command. After dinner I sat down to arrange ray affairs. 1 wrote several letters, which I sealed and emdose'd in a single envelope, to be sent off by my clerk in case t should fall. My property I gave into Walker's chargp, with instructions how to dispose of it. When matters had been thus arranged, it was well toward evening, and taking a light cane in my hand I walked out for a breath of fresh air. Not far from the camp were Morgan's Falls, a wild, romantic spot, whero the wa ter of the river tumbled over a hugh bed of broken rocks ; and towards this spot I bent my steps. Just above the falls was a btidge of logs, from which could" he ob tamed one of the grandest scenes that ever blessed the eye of an artist As I reached the summu of an eminence hear the falls, I saw a woman and a child standing upon the bridge ; but 1 lost them for a time, as I descended into the shrubery. I was just emerging from the thicket when a sharp piercing cry of agony rang upon my ear. 1 sprang to the bridge, and there I saw the woman alone.' She was wringing her hands and shriek ing like a crazy creature. I was not many momen'sin comprehending the truth Be ow the bridge, floating on the troubled waters. I saw the child, its spreading gar men's buoying it up; aud I could hear the tiny voice calling, ' Mumma ! Mamma !" There was not a moment to be lost The child was going nearer and nearer to the fills nearer aud nearer to death ! It was a fearful chat-ce for me, for the chances were that I shou'd be taken over into the hissing boiling surge beneath the rocks. But what was the risk to me then ? If I died in the river, 1 should not stand in the way of Major Farwell' bullet. I had bet ter a thousand times give up my life thus, than throw it away in the duelThe wom an saw me, and anppled to me for help ; but my coat was off before she discovered me, and in a moment I was- in, the water. striKing oui witn an my power. The child was half.' way from the bridgo . to the Falls when 1 started j but I swam rapidly and caughE it just where the waters began to gather for the plunge. It was a girl, not more than three or four years old, with bright golden ringlets, large blue eyes, and a face like a cherub. She clasped her little arms about my neck and called me "papa." "Oh papa good papa don't let Kitty ,gb into the wicked place down there." With all my might I held up the child and struct for the shore ; but it was not to be. I hed been drawn within the swift current, and no mortal could hare withstood it. The prospects of the 'morrow look from me all fears for the present and I as more' calm and collected th.in I might oth erwise have been. As soon as I realized that I must go over the Falls, I turned every thought to saving the child, for, even in those few short moments, the darling had won strangely and deeply upon my love. Nearer and nearer ! swifter and swifter ! the roar of the mad waters growing louder and louder, until at length the edge was reached. Close to ray bosom I bore the child, shielding it as well as I could, and in a moment my eyes were closed beneath the boiling flood. Down down down around like a top then away over the bed of gmooth rocks ; and when I finally op ened my 'eyes I snfw the shore not far off, and quickly discovered that I could stand upon my feet, with my head out of water. I reached the shore just as three or four soldiers came down the mule path, and they helped mo to a bed of moss, and took the child from my arms. Was the child safe ? They jold me yes. I looked up and saw the cherub smile, and then my brain whirl ed, as it had whirled in the flood, and I sank into the strong arms of one of my men. quite dizzy and faint. Whose child was it? "The nur.se took it away," replied my orderly, "and it is alive and well." But neither knew, the woman who had it in chatge was a stranger, and anxiety on my account had prevented their asking many questions. It was now eight o'clock, and I Had been m my quarters an hour. I arose, feeling-quite sore, and my left arm was so lame that I could not lift it. I took a little warm wine, and eat a light supper and by ten o'clock I felt quite strong. In the morning I felt sore and stiff, and was forced to hang my left arm in a sling. Walker, when he carnc, suggested that the duel be put off; but I would lis ten to no such proposition. A few glasses of wine made me feel bet ter and I believed my right hand would be steady enough. At half-past six we took our pistols and started for the place which was in a seclu ded spot on the river, ahout half a mile be low the falls. I felt somewhat fatigued when I reached the place, aud was forced to call on my second for his flask. In a liule while the Major and Adjutant made their appearance, and I suggested to Walker that I would like to have the affair over as quick as possible. - I was growing weak and shaky, though'I did not tell him so. He had opened the pistol case, and was taking out the weapon, when Mr. Bowker approached us. "Gentlemen," he said, Major Farwell wishes to speak before we proceed auv fur ther." "I am ready to listen," I replied; "only let him be brief as possible." Presently the Major came towards me "Captain," he said, with perceptible tremalousdess in his tone, '! have chal lenged you, and the arrangements are ail made. I will s.tn may firo at me." "You mean wo will exchange shots," said I.' "No," he returned, ohaking his. head, I cannot fire at you." "But,Vir, what means this ?" "Do you not know ?" he asked, seem ing equally amazed. I assured him that I did not. You saved a human life last night." " Yes ; I saved a cherub " "Do yon know whose cherub it was ?" I told him I had not the least idea. With a quick movement he advanced and caught my hand. Captain Willet,' hs exclaimed, with strong emotion, "that r.hilrt was mine ! You mayh ave your shot; but I would rather die a thousaud deaths than raise my hand.against thepreserver of my prec ious darling." I t,ried to make some replv, but could not speak coherently. .! bad been growing 'weaker and weaker, and. my head was r lade. I wilj s.tnnd where I am and you whirling,and the sound of rushing, hissing waters rung in my ears. $ "Ah the ordeal of the Falls- "was too much for him 1" I heard Walker sayaa he caught me in his arms. "Captain, Captain, forgive me ! pardon me ! I was to blame 1" Sol heard the Major speak. I pressed his hand and tried to smile. I was sick for a long time, but T had the best and tendered nursing. Mrs. Far well wis like a mother or a loving sister to n.e and the Major was not jealous. And when I grew stronger, the "bright eyed cherub was my companihn. And as she wouud her tiny arms about my neck, ehe said that she loved me very much, and' that I must be her "other papa." The Home of Taste. The home of taste is not necessarily tho result of lavish expenditure ; the most humble may command it. If the poor man cannot have his picture-gallery, he can still gratify his love of art by embell ishing his walls with the works of the great masters brought within his reach by the multiplying skill of the copyist and the engraver. If he cannot baYe a libra ry panelled with palm branches, and con taining a collection of Aldines on vellum, and Caxtons worth hundreds of dollars, ho can still command elegant editions of tho greatest historians, philosophers, and poets to whom God gave ibe gift of expression. In a homo of taste it does not require a fortune to set up a vase of flowers, or an aquarium, or a cage of birds that shall sing to their master all day long, and en trap every spare moment of leisure he may "be able to affotd to listen to them. "William Stewart, U. S. Senator frorn Nevada, is a native of Trumbull county, Ohio. In his boyhood days he was em ployed as a farm laborer. He managed to get sufficient funds to attend school, and, having qualified himself as a teacher, be kept a district school iu the winter to pro vide the means of attending an academy in the summer. Several years since, ho immigrated, to California, was elected Sheriff of San Francisco, and there mar-' ried a daughter of Henry S. Foote. Mora, recently he tried his fortune in Nevada) and turned up U. o. Senator. A gentleman residing at Springfioldl 111., has a Newfoundland dog, which four years ago was as black as jet. The dog was troubled with fleas, and some parliea advised him to apply coal oil to the dog. He did so, rubbing the dog all over with the oil, when, to his wonder and astonish- mout, the dog's hair began to turn white, and hs is now a while instead of a black dog. We gather from the Agricultural .Re port of February, 1866, the following re port as the produce of Kansas in the year 1865: Indian corn 6,729,236 bushels, wheat 191,519 bushels, rye 4,061, bushels, oats, 155,290 bushels, barley 6,661 bush-' els, buckwheat 24,228 bushelsj-potatoes' 275,720 bushels, tobacco 22,043 H)3., hay 1 IS 384 tons. The whole number of acrea cultivated 243 712. Total'valuatiou of the products 55,347,875. Colonel Forney's Chronicle, in describ ing the interview between Senator Foot and Secretary Stanton, says when the lat ter paid him his customary visit, and. ask ed him whether there was anything he conld do to serve him : "Yes," said Mr. Fool, with characteristic emphasis, "ihero is one thing you can do for 'me, and that is to remain in the War Department to pro tect the interests 6f the people." General R. B. Mitchell arrived from New Mexico yesterday, says the Lawrenco Tribune of Saturday. He comes out for hisfamilv, and will soon return to assume the duties of his now position as Governor of that Teiriiory. He reports the recent - mineral discoveries of that country as sur- prisingly rich. The Leavenworth Times of the 3d, says : "Two families living in the Northern part of the city were poisoned by eating greens. One, consisting of a mother and three chil dren, were severely sick. Violent vomit ing and prostration followed, but they have been relieved. Tersowshould be cautious." The JDemocral is informed that the more decided and Radical Republicans of the Fifth District of Iowa propose to bring forward .Major General G. M. Dodge, as a candidate for Congress at the nezti I election. Tho District is now.represeme v-j mo nvu. tioau ai jvasson. - i ' Jz&S V. 3ft H 4t i f- 1 & I i 'umBskT r ai a SL- ..JEMS 3 - in ZZ-f V mu r P'