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THE EA1TLE OF CAKE HILL.
The Troops Engaged, the Glory Won. We take the following account of, the battle of Lane lull from the Leavenworth Conner i at ive-t " Gen. Blunt's Division of the Army of the Frontier makes lnatory so rapidly and brilliantly that it is with difficulty that the tecording pen fellows the illustrious lino of march. Gen. Blunt left Fort Scott Oct. 1st. On the 4th of October be fought a successful enjtaffement at Ncwtonia. On the 22nd of the same month he overtook the enemy at Old Fort Wayne, attacked and took from him four pieces of cannon and drove him the field. On the 2Sth of Nov. he fought the battle of Cane Hill, and on the 7th of Dec. the battle of Fayetteulle, or Prairie Grove. It is of the Cane Hill engagement that we now propose to give a description. The First Division left its camp, ten miles south of Fort Wayne, on the morn ing of Xov. 27th, and at ten o'clock on the morning of the 28th it had marched thirty five miles, and the advance guard (a part of the 2nd Kansas) had reached Cane Hill. " The enemy's artillery was strongly posted on a commanding point. The batteries of Lieut, fetovcr and Capt. Rabb were soon in position and a fierce fight ensued, ?hich lasted more than an hour. Major Fisk, of the ind, had his hat carried away and his head scalped by one of tho enemy's shells. Sis companies of the 11th, uuder Colonel Ewing and Lieut. Col. Moonlight, followed by the 2nd, marched over a bill toward the rebel battery, while Maj. Plumb, with four companios, proceeded to support Itabb's battery. Gen. Blunt was with the 2nd. Before the movement was completed tho enemy abandoned his position, and retreat ed to another eminence. The whole of Col. Cloud's brigade, the 3d, and a part of Col. Weers, the 2nd, had now come up. Gen. Saloman's brigade, the 1st, did not come up until the fight at the town was over. Hopkin's and llabb's bat teries followed the enemy, and after half an hour's fight drove him to a third position in the south part of ihe town, where his line was discovered, extending from cast to west for a long distance. Gen. Blunt led our forces by a wide detour to meet the enemy. When he reached the position the enemy had again fled. It was now 2 o'clock in the afternoon. Whon the day's work was thought to be over, renewed cannonading was heard to the southeast. An account in the St. Louis Democrat says: A part of tno 2nd Kansas and the 3d Indian regiment (Col. Phillips,) with the mountain howitzers belonging to the Kansas 9th, under the command of Lieut. Updyke, bad gone in pursuit, and overtaken the enemy at that point where he had made a stand. Immediately such of tho command as were near at hand, to-wit: the 11th Kansas, tlic Otli Kansas, with its two mountain howitzers attached, and Kabb's and the 1st Kansas battery, (Lieut. Tenny) started for tho new scene of action Gen. Blunt, as usual, leading the column. The advauce of our forces up the first precipi tous ascent into the mountains, was most hotly contested by the foe. Here the ser ices of the Indians was first called into play, and with telling effect. The sides of the steep and rocky hill, up which the road passes, are thickly covered with woods. From behind the trees on either side of the road, up along the ascent, the enemy poured their flro into our troops. Our batteries and howitzcis had found a position in an open space on the right, from which their shot and shell were thrown, as nearly as practicable into the enemy's midst. Phil lip's Indians, led on by that excellent officer, advanced from tree to tree, pouring an incessant and galling firo into the foe, and he fiually g.ive back, step by step, up the steep and rocky mountain slopo. Just then tho 11th Kansas came up, with the daring, dashing Moonlight in its 'lead, its gallant Col. Ewing also riding up in front about the same time. At the top of the hill, or near it, it passed the Indians, and drove the enemy on. Again half a mile or so further ahead, another stand was made by the foe, when the howitzers of the Indian regiment, man ned by some of the 9th Kansas men, were brought quickly to the front, and the bene fit of their contents administered to the rebels the infantry, both whites and Indi ans, firing heavy volleys as they advanced through the woods and over the rocks and thus the fight continued for some six or eight miles on through the mountains, the enemy making an obstinate stand as often at least as once in every mile. All this time General Blunt was at the very head of our column, urging on the men, direct ing their movements, and occasionally 'tak ing a crack ' himself, with his ' Henry's Volcanic Repeater,' which he carried along turougu the after part of tho day, when opportunity offered.' The rebels made a final stand in a gorge in the mountains, some nine miles distant from Cane Hill. Our men falling back, Gen. Blunt led a charge in person with three companies of the Gth Kansas. It was in this tharge that Lieut. Col. Jewell was killed. The rebels then ran up a white flag and the battle ended." " m m Brought 4th. Mrs. Jos. Spencer, who lives about six miles north of Clinton, gave birth to four children, two boys and two girls, last Saturday week. The four 'events' were said to be perfectly formed and of good size. Three of them lived several hours, one until Monday. Illinois is pro lific in other matters besides corn. Bloom inglon PantagrajpJi. Westers Vibqikia Admitted. The Senate bill passed the House by a vote of ninety-five to fifty-five. The ave9 were nearly all Republicans. j JUNCTION, KANSAS, SVTTXRIXY, DEC. 20th, 1862. ID" Yes, I will say shame upon every man in America who is not an Anti-Slavery man; ehame and disgrace upon him! I don't care for Uie consequences. I will not restrain my honest indignation of feeling. I pronounce every man a faithless miscreant who does not take a part for the abolition of Slavery. Daxiel O'Coxxell. WAR NEWS. The news we give to-day is lively. The ball has again opened on the Potomac. Fearful fight ing has been going on during the past week. Fredericksburg is in ruins, and that neighbor hood filled with the dead and dying. The latest dispatches inform us that our army has recrossed the river, and although the result of the battle was unfavorable to us, yet the confidence in Burnsidc is unshaken. It is a mystery to us why they did not shell Fredericksburg when the threat was made, for now the rebels are behind works from which it is almost impossible to dislodge them. STATE UNIVERSITY. The location of the State University is one of the questions which will probably be dispos ed of at the coming session of the Legislature, hence its proper location is a question of in tcrcst to the people of the State. The State Constitution requires that it shall be located " at some central and eligible place," The propriety of such a location is evident, if we reflect a moment on the fact that this institu tion is to be a permanent one, and suited to best subserve the convenience of the masses of the people of the State. It cannot be legally loca ted, and it should not be, on the border of the State, and the question presents itsilf, where is the proper place for its location ? We answer, that it should be located at a point in the State as near as may be in the centre of what must ultimately be the most densely settled portion of the State, regard being had to the means of access to the point. With this proposition before us, we pcocecd to examine the fitness and claims of the differ ent localities which now present themselves as candidates. And first of these is the city of Lawrence While it may be true that at the present time, and perhaps for a year or two to come, this point will be the centre of the population of the State, still, it cannot be but for a very short time. Besides a glance at the map if you run a line north and south from the north-east cor ner of the State, you wi'l see that Lawrence is but six miles west of that line, and but that distance from the great bedy of the land of the State. We consider that the University cannot be legally located at this point, as it cannot be said that it is a " ckstral " position. The second point is that of Emporia This place is more central than Lawience, and one day, not far distant, will be much nearer the centre of population. But of all the points yet named as candidates for the TJniuersity, we regard our neighboring town of Manhattan as the best located and suited as the place for this institution. The population of the State must, for the next fifty years, be found in the three grand divisions of the State, viz : in the Southeast, Northeast and Northwest portions. Manhattan is very near the centre of these divisons, and being on the Kansas Branch of the Pacific Railroad, will be at the door of Eastern, Northeastern and North, western portion of the State ; while the whole Southeast portion of the State, so soon to be united with this valley road by railroad facili ities, will be but a step distant from the Uni versity. The University should be located on the line of some railroad, to be built soon, or it will be almost valueless to the State. Manhattan is not, perhaps, as near the geographical centre of the State as Emporia, but the vast tract of waste land in the Southwest portion of the State, and the numerous Indian Reserves in the Southeast portion, to net notice the fact that it will be a long time before it will be in railroad connexion with even one section of the State, causes us to decide for Manhattan. But aside from being the point most accessi ble, and central of population, it has some special arguments in its favor. The State is offered a most beautiful and elevated tract of land, in the centre of a grand ampitheatre of the most beautiful scenery to be found in Kan sas, in the centre of which, and on the highest point, is located a most substantial and well constructed edifice, worth at least $20,000. This land and beautiful edifice, together with a most valuable library of carefully selected books, and quite an amount of apparatus is offered to the State, provided it will locate the State University at that point. Though Manhattan is to some extent a rival town, and some twenty miles distant, still we feel it our duty io advocate her claims to the State University. There has been a disposition to ignore what is called Western Kansas, and if Southern Kan sas has had some ground of complaint, we have had more; for the entire headwaters of the Kansas Valley, covering far more than half the State, has not, as yet, received at the Legislature the smallest crumb. O0ur town is again honored with thrprea- ence of eom thirty romantie Injuns, of the Sac and Fox species. Thay re a- slight improve ment on the Kaws. STATE OF THE UNION. The hour is at hand when not only the states m'anNmd philosopher, but the patriot; and phi lanthropist strugglesrto grasp the! question of thl eventful present, and analyze them in reference to the coming future. A new page in the world's history is being turned. The past, however replete with instruction, throws but a feeble light on a future filled with the most thrilling national events. The'unity and nationality of a great Republic of varied pursuits and interests, taxes and puz iles the most experienced statesman and the moet profound political philosopher. Can a Republic of diverse interests stand the shock of protracted war? Other forms of human govern ment have demonstrated this fact, but to us is left the test of Republican nationality. America is the field, and this the eventful hour of testing this gigantic problem. Are you a patriot, view with the most anxious solicitude the political wave of discord that either momentarily derides the North or encourages a marshalled rebel army in the South. In an hour like this, do you cling to old party issues, as an antidote to the evils ? If so, history will hurl your censorious and antiquated party headlong from her firm battle ments. Are you a politician, canvassing the future for party purposes, by raising exquisite questions of constitutionality, while the very existence of your nationality is most deeply imperiled ? Then with philosophic precision read your coming destiny in the historic sun light of the discordant aid you have rendered this ereat nation in the hour of her deepest peril. The North is jubilant over the recent Democratic victories in the State elections, and the South celebrates the event with joyful demonstrations. Thus the caviling of party politicians ministers to rebel necessities, and protracts the war. Is this an hour for caviling ? Is it one for the development of party? Is it one in which to measure Administrative military acts in a mag nifying glass ? This Government is one of checks and balances, but based, as all human governments necessarily are, on the sword as the ultimate source of reliance. "Will a wise nation approve of such party purposes, a3 have a ten dency to weaken and paralyze the President's arm, when national necessities demand the drawn sword ? The Constitution of the United States places the President at the head of the Army, and clothes him with all the war power of civilized nations. The hour for the use of this power has come, and the voice of the nation demands of the President its energetic and successful use. We have passed, though we may not have realized the fact, from a civil to a military nation. The President has become the constitutional Comman der of our Army, and his power bounded only by military necessity and the laws of civilized warfare. Does this proposition startle an Amer ican? Let him remember that this power, though a dangerous and formidable one, under lies our civil institutions. It is the ultimate source of reliance, and really forms the basis of all human governments. The President of the United States i3 under the most solemn obligation to use any and every means in his power, in accordance with human ity and the laws of civilized warfare, to suppress a rebellion which has no parallel. How utterly foolish and absurd is the idea that it is consti tutional to invade, and slaughter rebels in battle, and still not have the right to emancipate their slaves. Abraham Lincoln, as civil President of the United States has no such power, but Abra ham Lincoln, Commander of the American Army, is under the most solemn obligation to preserve the national existence and see that the laws are faithfully executed, though it sets every slave in the laud free. And it is his imperative duty to set aside the writ of Habeas Corpus, whenever the public safety requires it. Has this resulted in the incarceration of a few innocent persons ? Let such psrsons remember that such results are incident to the imperfection of human action. No man is worthy of the name of a patriot who is not willing, for the benefit and safety of his country, to run this risk. Xet the American people stand as one man by the President of the United States, while he wields the war power of the nation to crush this rebellion ; and let the people mark the men and party, who do ought to weaken his hands or to encourage a foe who are struggling for the over throw of this glorious Republic. m General Blunt has been placed in command of Kansas, Western Arkansas, and the Indian Ter ritory. The ability and success of the General are attracting the attention of the people of the East, and high encomiums are passed npon him. His friends are claiming a Major-General's Com mission for him. He is certainly entitled to it, and we are confident he will get it. Major T. J. Weed has been appointed Provost Marshal General of the State of Kansas. MAJOR RUSSEL. By a dispatch from Gen. Blunt we learn that the brave and gallant Major Russel was mortally wounded at the recent battle in Arkansas. It is due to the high merit and patriotism of this noble young officer, that he should have more than the brief notice of a telegraphic repqrt. Of an ardent and active temperament, filled with a noble zeal for his country, he was one of the first who sprang fo arms when he learn ed that the Nation's sacred emblem had been lowered to the foe over the battlements of Fort Sumter. Entering as a private, he rose by rapid strides to the rank of a Major in his regi ment. Everywhere by act and word in spiring his men by bis own brave and dauntless spirit, he led them up to a degree of discipline and heroism seldom witnessed even amongst the bravest and best. At Springfield his name was the theme of praise and admiration among the brave and battle-scarred heroes of that memorable fight. Ever since then his earnest And fiery spirit has pressed forward to the front of many a fray, and his clarion voice has rang the battle cry which his brave soldiers never failed to follow. At last he has met his fate ! His voice is hashed in death ! Another gallant spirit has gone to fill the throng of the immortal dead. Lcav. Times. m Tni U.S. NATY. The naval fore of the United States now consist of 427 Tea sels, with an armament of 3,268 guns. i TTK BATTLE OF FREDERICKSBURG. i A .Severe Engagexunt. On .Saturday; the 13h,;Gen. BurnsidS engaged the rebels, and -a fearful struggle ensued without decisive results to either army. From the statement that only 40, 000 troops irero engaged on our side, it would appear that the larger part of our army had cither not crossed the Rapaban nock, or was held in reserve. The rebels, it seems, had the advantage of the ground ; they held it in the centre, but Gen. Frank lin drove them back on the left, The loss on our side in charging batteries, must have been severe. Gen. Bayard and General Jackson are killed; Generals. Vinton, Gibbons, Meagher, Kimball and Caldwall are wounded. We have news up to eleven o'clock, yesterday morning. At that time the engagemeut had not been renewed. Fredericksburg is on the south side of the Kapahannock, obposite Fal mouth, and connected with Acquia Creek and the Potomac ten miles north, by rail road. It could be easily re-enforced from Washington,, fifty miles distant, and there was time enough to do it on Saturday, if necessary. Port Royal is on the same side of Rapahannock and below Fredericksburg (fifteen miles in a straight line, but about thirty miles by the river), At Port Royal we have a few of those inevitable Yankee I gunboats, which no army, at completeness, can afford to do without. Gen, Sigel is between Warrenton and Culpepper, thirty miles distant; Mannssas is the same dis tance off, and there is Gen. Siocum and his division, In brief, if the rebels are in UMUU, lb 13 tV Ul UU1. W1UUIU3 W UC 1UO.-S" ed asainst them. Tho Massaponar is the name of a small creek following northward and emptying into the Rapahannock, about five miles below Fredericksburg. From these figures our readers can form a correct idea of the situation. Gen. Banks is at Suffolk, south of James river, and seventy-five miles from Rich mond. The force now at that place cannot bo less than 60,000, Fighting is now the order of the day. That " backbone " is what we are after. Lcav. Conservative, Qlh. From Grant's Department. Tho steamer Lake City was burned by guerillas at Carson handing, fifteen miles above the mouth of White river, on the 8th inst. The boat and cargo were valued at 200,000. The nest day the naval dis patch boat, the 'Desoto, went to Carson Landing and burned forty-two houses. Most of the baggage belonging to the pas sengers of the Lake City was recovered. Citizens of that place claim to have done all they could to pi event the burning of the boat, and had sent a courier to Helena to ask protection. Before the arrival of the courier, However, tne uesoto uaa accom plished its destruction of the town. General IIove's expedition into Missis sippi has returned to Helena. Results sum up two of the enemy killed, 46 wounded, and 100 taken prisoners. Among them are several officers. The Federal loss i& four killed 20 wounded, and ten captured. 1 he Memphis Bulletin of the 12th states that General Sherman has returned to Memphis, and is now organizing another expedition. The rebel army in Mississippi is said to be between Canton and Jackson. At Vickeburg the rebel force is reported to be 7000. Laige numbers are sick. General Gruut is still at Oxford. Au immediate advance is not expected. Two regiments of iufautry, one company of cavalry and one section of artillery, at tacked a rebel force at Tuscumbia on Sat urday. The rebels, supposed to number 2000, were surprised and completely routed. Their loss in killed and wounded is not known. Tho Federals took seventy pris oners, captured a number of horses, aud burned rebel baggage. The Federals did not deem it prudent to pursue. Our loss is four killed and fourteen wounded. The Fighting at Fredericksburg. A dispatch dated Headquarters Army of tho Potomac, December loth, 4 P. M , says tho fog began to disappear early in the forenoon, affording an unobstructed view of our own and the rebels' position. It being evident that the first ridge of hills, in the rear of the city, on which the enemy had guns posted behind works which could not be carried except by infantry charge, Gen. Sumner assigned that duty to Gen. French's division, which, supported by General How ard's troops, advanced to their work at ten minutes past.twehe, at a brisk run. The enemy's guns opened on them a very rapid fire. When within musket range, at the base of the ridge, our troops were met by a terrible fire from the rebel infantry, which were posted behind a stone wall and some houses on the right of our Hue. This checked the advance of our men, and they fell back to a small ravine, but not out of musket range. At this time another body of men moved to their assistance in splen did style. Notwithstanding large gaps were made in their ranks by rebel artillery, when our troops arrived at the first line of rebel defenses they double-quicked, and with fixed bayonets endeavored to dislodge the rebels from their hiding places. The con centrated fire of the rebel artillery and infantry, which our men were forced to face was too much for them, and their centre gave way in disorder, but afterwards were rallied and brought back. From that time the fire was carried on, and never ceased until after dark. General Franklin, who commanded the attack on the left, met with better success. He succeeded after a hard day's fight in driving the rebels about one mile. At one time the rebels advanced to attack him, out were handsomely repulsed with terrible slaughter, aad a low of between four hun dred and five hundred prisoaers, beloagiag to General A. P. Hill's division. General Franklin's movement was directed down the river, und-bis-troops are -encamped to-night not far from if assaponir creek. Our troops slept to-night' where they fought to-day. The dead and wouaded are beiig carried from the field. Among' the officers killed and wounded are v the following: General Jackson, of the Pennsylvania Reserves, killed; General Bayard, struck in the thigh with a piece of shell, afterwards died; General Yinton, wounded in the side, not seriously ; General Gibbons, wounded in the hand ; General Kimball, wounded in the thigh; General Caldwell wounded in two places, not seriously ; Colonel Sinclair, Pennsylvania Resorves, wounded seriously ; Captain Hendrickson, commanding the 8th New York regiment, wounded ; Col. Cross, of the Gth New Hampshire, wounded ; the Major and Adjutant of the same regiment were killed. Musketry firing ceased about sis o'clock, but the rebels continued throw ing shell into the city until eight. The rebel position was as follows: Loiigstrcet on their left, holding main works, Gendrnl A. P. Hill and Stonewall Jackson in front of General Franklin, Jackson's right rest ing on the Rappahannock with Hill's forces acting as a reserve. Buruside will renew the battle at daybreak in the morning. Our troops are in good spirits. A dispatch dated the l4th, says there is no fog to-day. Sun shining brightly, with a strong breeze. At daylight this morning there was a heavy firo of artillery and in fantry in front of the first line of works where Generals Sumner and Hooker were engaged yesterday. Fire stopped an hour afterward?, and was heard only at intervals, until now. Some occurred in front of Gen. Franklin's division, down the river. Object 1 f . .. ,f- -J..,l.. x 1 ,J ",. XITJ' i!T ! ,, . ,"" luu During last night and this forenoon the rebels ha'yc considerably extended their works and strengthened their positions, and larger bodies of troops are now to be seen where but few were to be found yesterday. Our killed yesterday, while charging the enemy's works, remain where they fell. When attempting their removal last night, the rebels opened fire with infantry, but the wounded have all been removed from the field. All dead obtained now are being buried. Indications are that no decisive battle will bo fought to-day, nnless the rebels should bring on an engagement, which they will not probably do. m Miscellaneous Dispatches. Washington, Dec. 16, The following, dated Falmouth, 8:45 this morning, is just received: "Raining fast; river rising rapidly; our troops are all on this side of the river, and pontoons are up." In the House, yesterday, Fessenden, of Maine, ottered a resolution that the Presi nem's proclamation of the 22d of Septem ber is warranted by the Constitution ; that the policy of emancipation, ns indicated therein is well adapted to hasten the resto ration of peace, is well chosen as a war measure, and is an exercise of power with a proper regard to rights of citizens and the perpetuity of free government. The motion to lay on the tablo was disagreed to 53 to 80. The resolution was then adopted 78 to 57. New Yoiik, Dec. 1G. The papers this morning contain nothing new from Fredericksburg. The whole number of killed, wounded, and missing in Franklin's raud division ia 5932. Our aimy was engaged Sunday principally in taking care of the wounded, and burying such of its dead as could be recovered from the battle-field. Burnsidc has been reinforced by General Sigels corps. He unquestionably has good reasons for delaying another attack upon the encmy't lines. Washington, Dec. 15. SexATE. Davis offered a resolution that after the insurrectiou against the Uuited States was about broko out, James Buchan an, then Preeident, from sympathy with the conspirators, failed to take proper means to prevent it; therefore, he should receive the censure of the Senate. Laid over. House. Kellogg, of Illinois, offered a resolution, which was adopted, instructing the Committee on Territories to inquire into the expediency of establishing a terri torial government for that region of country in which are the Salmon river gold mines. Newbebne, N. C, Dec. 10. The free labor movement, which has been extensively but quietly organized in Easton North Carolina, is understood now to be preparatory to an organization of a Govern ment of a State on a loyal basis, so that Noith Carolina may accept President Lin coln's policy of compensated emancipation. Getting Frightened. Southern papers say General Foster's South Carolina force is designed to coope rate with the Yankees at Suffolk against Richmond, cither by a direct advance upon Petersburg, or by attempting to seized our railroad communications at Va3hin2ton. Richmond papers acknowledge their loss at two hundred and (wentr-five killed and wounded at Hart3vi!le, Tennessee. The Richmond Enquirer says the preparations of the United States to subjugate the South are truly gigantic. In East, West and North, on land and water, everywhere and on all sides, movements of Federal armies and fleets indicate zeal, hope,- famticism and desperate avidity that should vanish from every Southerner's mind all thought of an early peace, and nerve every loyal Southern hand for battle in which there will be no quarter. Northern Virginia is again overrun. Richmond, Petersburg, Weldon, Charleston, Mobile, once more are threatened. Texas undefended lies horse less bleeding in the power of the enemy. Forces are being concentrated in Missouri and Kansas for invasion of Arkansas. Communication between Richmond mena ced at Chattanooga and Knoiville, Mis sissippi river and tributaries are bristling with gunboats for operations is soon as the floods come. CUPprjfGS FROM THE STATE PRESS. Nary Sceufle. One of the jurors em pannelled in the Carl Home case, an old fellow who has " been .through the mill " in Knnsas, before being sworn in as a jury man, yesterday, was asked by the good natuied judge if he had any conscientious scruples in regard to hanging. "Well," said the gay old gentleman, " when I came to Kansas, several years ago, I did have som conscientious scruples about hanging, but now I hain't got nary scruple." -The force of the old gentleman's reply can be better appreciated by people who reside in Kansas than by any outside bar barians." Leav. Btdlctin. Discovert or Gold. fB understand that gold has been discovered on the claim, of Mr. Spaulding, about six miles west of hero, on the middle road to Lecompton; Several pansful of dirt on being washed give the "color" most unmistakeably. The gold has been tried by chemical pro cess and found to be genuine. Whether i is present in sufficient quantities to pay for working, is a question not yet settled. It is found in a steep bank by the side of a small stream. We presume that investiga tion Will show that there is more goldia the soil when properly tilled, than can bo dug out of it by gold hunters. Lavcrenee Republican. m m m Missouri Leads the Freedom Move . . The St. Joseph (Mo.) Herald says: " The emancipation sentiment developed by the last election, is not the offspring of a mistaken philanthropy towards the negro race. It is the acquiescence of an intelli gent people in .the existence of a political necessity forced upon them by tho enemies of their country. Tho people of Missouri by this act, have made themselves a name which will adorn the brightest page in theku. country's history. Missouri is the first of the slave States to declare that slavery is not worth fighting for; and tho futuro his torian will record that her emancipation movement was the begiuning of the end of this fratricidal contest. All honor to the people who have shown that slaveholders can be patriots. Nuggets. On Tuesday we were favored with a sight of tho larce&t gold nuccet vet found in the Territory. Mr. Hussey, tho banker, had it in his possession, and coat $100, It was found in Georgia Gulch, and is of the finest quality. Its weight is 14 ounces, Another beautiful nuggot, which was also shown to us, weighed eight ounces; also from Georgia Gulch. Den ver Commoniccaltli. THEUNIONFOREVER JOHN P. WILEY, or JUNCTION OITYf keeps at his old stand, The Clairn House, a eood assortment of DRY GOODS & GRO CERIES, and PROVISIONS, as well as HOOTS and SHOES ; and he Hatter; himself, ita he has no rent, clerk, or hauling to pay, that ho is able to sell at cheap' as can he bought at tl retail houses in Leavenworth City. Having traded in St. Louis with Morgan & McCIung to over $50,000, and with Hcnsley &. Russell, of Leavenworth City, and now selling tor prominent firms in Leavenworth, I flatter myself that I am regarded as a prompt and well posted man, prepared, if necessary to sell goods for others on commission, on fair and reliable terms, as well as to be able to sell quite as cheap as they can be purchased in Western Kansas. Farmers, bring on your HIDES AND PRODUCE, and exchange with me, and hunters, bring me Unii.crne nr.n i.: : 1 t m j' . . " " annuo, uuu a win prove my proposition. I also keep a Bmall amount of LUMBER and COOPER STUFF on hand for sale, Order of Publication. William H. Mackey, Pl'ff. ") In the Third eraus Judicial District Dewitt C. Stevenson, Deft. J Court, within and for the county of DMis, State of Kansas. The above named De Witt C. Stevenson, for merly of the State of Kansas, now of parts un known, will take notice that Williaai II Mackey of the county of Davis, State of Kansas, did on the 24th day of September, A. D. 1862, file his petition in the District Court of the 3d Judicial District, sitting in and for the county of Davis, State of KansaB, aginst the said De Witt C. Stevenson for the sum of $63 00, with interest from the 25th day of June, A, D. 1E62; said sum being the price and value of a stallion horse which the said defendant on or about the 25th day of June, 18G2, unlawfully converted to his own use And the said De Witt C. Stev enson is hereby notified that an order of at tachment has been issued in this action, atfj that by virtue of said order of attachment, thi Under Sheriff of said county has attached the following real estate of the said De rVitt C. Stevenson, to-wit: Lot 17 in block 11, lot 13 in block 30, lot 14 in block 63, lot 8 in block 70, and lot 11 in block 8, sitaated, lying and being in Junction City, Davis County, State of Kan Bas ; a'so, that A. W, Callen, Sheriff of Davis consty, aforesaid, and resident therein1, has been garnisheed as having in his hands proper ty of the said defendant, in money, amounting to $25,77. The said De Witt C. Stevenson is notified that be is required to answer or demur to said petition on or before the 14th dav of Februtry, A, D. 1863, or said petition will be taken as true, aad judgment rendered accord ingly, and said property sold to pay the same. WILLIAM H. MACKEY. Attest, By S. B. Whits, his Att'y. R. D. Mobley, Clerk. (n6.6tpf$14. Unittd States Aueftor's Office, LawU5Ck, Kansas, Dec. 8. 1862. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Assessment of Taxes under the Ac entitled "An Act to provide Internal Revenue" &c.has been completed for the month of Sep tember, in Divisicn No. 5, comprising the coun ties of Pottawattomie, Riley and Clay, and that all persons interested can examine the list by calling ok the Assistant Assessor, SI. J. Gove at Manhattan. , The uadersigned will be in attendance at Manhattan on the 1st of January, 18G3, frr the purpose of bearing appeals from the Assess ment, as made by the Assistant Assessor. JAMES F. LEGATE, Uaited States Assessor for Kansas. C PAULDING'S CtraiLic Puis at HALL'f. Sa"rf-,2'" -tSS a - '-'e"'"2'5eiawi3r-