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ttZTYes, I will say shame upon ever man in
America who is not an Anti-Slavery man ;
ehame and disgrace upon him ! I don't care
for tho consequences. I will not restrain uiy
honest indignation of feeling. I pronounce
every man a faithless miscreant who does not
take a part for the abolition of Slavery.
Daniel O'Coxxr.u..
ftj'" We have cheerinc news from all ouarters.
The new year was ushered in with the dreadful
rattle of musketry, and the dying groans of brave
men, yielding up their spirits upon the altar of
free institutions. Success 1ms marked the open
ing of igh teen Hundred and Sixty-Three, and
precursors to future success abound. The disas
ter at Fredcrickskurg has doubtless postponed
any iurther active operations on the Potomac
until spring. The letter of General Burnside,
taking upon himself the responsibility of that
fatal eet-bnek, stamps him as a patriot of the
highest order, and shows a nobleness of soul, in
which we think can be confided the destinies of
the Republic. The Proclamation of Freedom
nppeans in our columns. Efficiently enforced
if it is not allowed to remain a mere paper docu
ment by every governmental appliance, it i3
not improbable that the rebel fortifications at
Fredericksbuig will be gradually vacated by
that time, in consequence of the insubordination
of their producers at home. Then let the slaves
know it it would be infinitely better thnn
to use up ten or fifteen thousand more lives in
dislodging them. LU all our commanders, then,
emulate the promptness of ilajor-Gcneral Curtis,
who in a few moments after the Proclamation
appeared, telegraphed to Leavenworth, authoriz
ing the musU-ring of negroes into the service.
The Armj' of the Frontier, having well-nigh
annihilated its rebel adversary, is at present
quiet. The fighting before Viekburg continues,
according to latest accounts, but grounds exist
for hope that Yicksburg is now ours. The gal
lant ltosccrans, after five days' terrible fighting
at Murfreesboro, lias completely routed and used
up the rebel army in that quarter. That bold
and troublesome brigand, Morgan, lias been
badly whipped. Also in several skirmishes the
Union forces hav been victorious.
Thus begins Eighteen Hundred and Sixty
Thn.e cheering to the most desponding. May
we not hope it close with the effulgent rays
of Pence and Freedom lighting up the land !
A very remarkable article, under the caption,
" The Reserved Forces of the Constitution," ap
pears on the first page of to-day's paper. It is
remarkable inasmuch as it presents in a much
clearer light views of constitutional power, sel
dom if ever before expressed. It is still more
remarkable because of the plainness witli which
is stated the self-proteeting clauses of the Cousti
tution gratifying to loyalists that there exists
in the "supreme law of the land" such emphatic
terms, which never would have been brought to
light but for the conspiracy of anti-republican
African Slavery against free institutions. One
fails to contemplate the wisdom and grandeur
of the American Constitution, when is exhibited
its adnptedness to exigencies undreamed of at
the time of its formation. We are taken back to
the sitting of the sages that formed tins instru
ment. Some lime was spent in boisterousness,
and ill success attended all their labors. At last
tho immortal Franklin, himself a partial disbe
liever in the existence of a Supreme Ruler, arose,
and proposed that their consultations be pre
faced with prayer. The suggestion was adopted
and acted upon, and thenceforward their busi
ness passed off harmonionsl. The success
which attended them, is peculiarly attested by
the correctness of the instrument, as is demon
strated by its suitableness to any and all events
that might be encountered by the Government
which they proposed establishing. The clauses
mentioned in the article alluded to, as bearing
upon present movements in the political world,
are but the favors of Him whose eye alone can
penetrate futurity, and evidence of the stabilty
of our Magna Cliaria.
To the secession-sympathizing Democracy the
views advanced will be distasteful it would
have been more iu accordance with their feelings
had these "reserved forces of the Constitution"
been allowed to slumber on undisturbed until
the necessity which they were made to meet had
pnssed. The corner-stone of modern Democracy
is Slavery ; and it is Slavery that has provoked
the resurrection of these " reserved forces." To
them it will be radical" indeed, they will not
btop short of " revolutionary." Rut with Time
advances Civilization and Reform and that
which in times of peace forbade the guaranteeing
of a "republican form of government" to a por
tion of our people, must necessarily yield to that
pgreemont made with the people of "the land."
The institution of Slavery, in its tendencies, is
certainly antagonistic to a " republican form of
government," yet is protected by that instrument
which expressly stipulates that each Slate shall
be guaranteed this form of government. This is
a somewhat singular contradiction, but one
doubtless admissible at that time. They were
not intended to endure, however. Such could
not stand unscathed amid terrific civil commo
tions. One or the other must yield.
The time has come for carrying out the intent
and purposes of our Constitution for establish
ing fully the blessings it is calculated to secure.
What is plainer than that the rebellious States
are at the complete mercy of Congress ? The
Federal Government is expressly commanded to
" guarantee a republican form of government to
every State in this Union." The States in arms
against the " supreme law of the land " do not
enjoy such form of government; therefore it
devolves upon Congress to secure it to them.
We are not aware that there is any specified
plan for its consummation ; but believe tle
power discretionary. This, then, readers the
admission of Western Virginia into the Union as
a State constitutional as well as just It does
nire : It emphatically authorizes, under the cir-
cumstances, the re-organization of the whole
South into Territories of the United "States, in,
order that its people may, enjoy a "republican
form of government in this Union." f ,
Such, we hope, may be the policy of the future.
If we but act in the light which we have, it will,
and great results flow from it
Washington, January 1, 1863.
Whereat, On the 22d day of September,
in the year of our Lord, 1862, a proclama
tion was issued by the President of tbe
United States, containing amoDg other
things tbc following, to-vrit : That oft the
1st day of January, in the year of onr
Lord, 1863, all persona held as slaves with
in any State or designated parts of a State,
tbe people thereof shall then be in rebellion
against the United States, including the
naval and military authority thereof, will
recognize the freedom of such persons, and
will do no net or acts to repress such persons
or nny of them in any effort they may
make for their actual freedom. That the
Executive would, on the 1st day of January
aforesaid, issue a proclamation designating
the States and parts of States, if any, in
which the people therein respectively shall
then be in rebellion against tho United
States, and the fact that any State or people
thereof shall on that day be in good faith
represented in the Congress of the United
States by members chosen thereto at an
election wherein a majority of the qualified
voters shall have participated, and shall, in
the absence of strong countervailing testi
mony, be deemed conclusive evidence that
such State and the people thereof are not in
rebellion against tho United States ;
Now, therefore, I, Abraham Lincoln,
President of the United States, by virtue of
the power in me vested a3 Commander-in
Chief of the army and navy in times of
actual armed rebellion against the authority
of the Government of the United States, as
a fit and necessary war measure for sup
pressing said rebellion, do on this 1st day
of January, in the year of our Lord, 1863,
and in accordance with my purpose so to do,
publicly proclaim for the full period of one
hundred days from the data of tho first
above mentioned order, and designate as the
States and parts of 9tte3 wherein the peo
ple thereof respectively are this day iu
rebellion against the United States, tbc
following, to-wit: Arkansas, Texas, Lou
isiana (except the Parishes of La Bernard,
Plnquemine, Jefferson, St. Johns, Sachas,
St. James, Ascension, Assumption, Terre
Bonne, La Forche, St. Mary's, St, Martin,
and Orleans), Mississippi, Alabama, Florida
Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina,
and Virginia (except the 48 counties desig
nated a3 Western Virginia, and also the six
counties of Berkley, Accomac, Northamp
ton, Elizabeth City, York, Princess Ann,
and Norfolk, including the cities of Nor
folk, and Portsmouth), which excepted
parts are for the present left precisely ns if
this proclamation were never is-sued. Aud
by virtue of the power and for the purpose
aforesaid, I do order and declare that nl
persons held as slaves within the designated
States, are and henceforward shall be free,
and tho Executive Government of the
United States, including the military au
thorities, thereby will recognize aud mam
nn Kn' fivWnm nf Raid ncrsons. and 1
i i. ,.;: rtr, tiia rn1 en fW.lnrpd
to be free, to abstain from all violence, un
less in necessary self-defence, and I recom
mend to them that in all cases when allowed,
they labor for reasonable wages. I further
declare and make known that such persons,
of suitable condition, will bo received in tbe
armed service of tbe Unitod States, and
other places, to man vessels of all sorts in
said service. And upon this, as it is be
lieved to be an act of justice, warranted by
tbe Constitution upou military necessity, I
invoke tbe considerate judgment of mankind
and the gracious favor of Almighty God.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set
my hand and caused tbe seal of the United
States to bo affixed. Done at the city of
Washington, this first day of January,
1863, and of the Independence of the
United States the 87th.
By the President,
Abraham Lincoln.
W. II. Seward, Sec. of State.
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fe Horatio Lombard, of Chicago, has
obtained from the War Department a con
tract to follow the army of the Potomac
and collect the hides and tallow of the cat
tle slaughtered for the nse of the army.
There was a good deal of competition, there
being over forty bidders. Mr, Lombard's
bid was S7.80.
The Railroad to Be Commenced Monday The
Great Eoterpri so Begu. .
' Nt. Steele, tbe railroad contractor, has
arrived here with bis family and token uj
nis permanent reMueuc iu or -city. ne
brings with him a number of railroad la
borers and operators, and will commence the
great work of breaking ground on the
Pacific Railroad, hence west, next' Monday.
From that time on tho work will be pushed
with the utmost vigor.
This is an enterprise of the greatest pos
sible importance to Leavenworth. It opens
up for us a great future, growth, population,
wealth and prosperity. Eastern roads must
now seek this point as the great termini,
east and west;
Let every influence be brought to bear
in support of this movement, every interest
combine to push on the great work, and but
a short time will elapse until we will hear
the whistle of the iron horse and witness
his solid tread advancing towards tbe shores
of the Pacific. Lew. Times, 5th.
A Terrible Battle in Tennessee.
Near Murfreesboro, Dec. 31.
Our whole line suffered terribly this
morning. Four regiments of regulars lost
half their men and all their commanding
officers. A nderson's troops suffered severe
ly. Majors Rureganton and Ward killed.
Generals Stanley. Rousseau, and Palmer
Two o'clock, p. m. General Thomas
breaks tbe centre and drives the enemy a
mile. We advance along the whole line,
General Rosecrans personally superintend
ing the line. One shot killed two of his
staff. The 15th Wisconsin lost seven cap
tains. Negley's artillery is still mowing
down the rebels in the centre. Ucnerai
Crittenden's left wing have taken the en
trenchments at Murfreesboro.
The rebel Generals Cheatham and Rains
are killed.
Colonel Haskins, of tho 12th Kentucky,
commanding tbe forces nt Lebanon, Ky.,
attacked Morgan eight miles south on tbe
Columbia road, yesterday, killing and
wounding several and capturing their cais
sons, ammunition) wagons and provisions.
Col. Hollisoy, of the 7th Kentucky cavalry,
is also killed. Lieut.-Col. Boyle, command
ing Ninth Kentucky cavalry, with the 6th
Kentucky, is in pursuit of Morgan. The
infantry under Col. Haskins is following.
Morgan is retreating rapidly in the direc
tion of Columbia.
Louisville, January 4.
There is three feet of water on the shoals
in tbe Cumberland river, and still rising.
Everything is going on well in front. Gen.
Rosecrans is in Murfreesboro. He has
captured the rebel trains and is driving the
enemy. General Rosecrans is Unhurt.
Maj. McDowell was wonuded in tbc arm.
Tho Journal's dispatches of the 4th say a
bloody fight occurred last night. During
the storm the rebels charged us, and wore
repulsed. Oar troops hold Murfreesboro.
Our advantages are decided.
Breckinridge's division is cut to piece?
and routed. On Saturday our skirmishers
detected a large body of rebels among our
batteries, and we routed them with great
slaughter. Captain McCullough of the 2d
Kentucky (Union) cavalry says the rebel
General Whitney was driven almost to
madness bv the slaughter of his men. An
eve-wilness says tho slaughter exceeds that
nf Shiloh. General Rosecrans and his
nf Shiloh. General Rosecrans and
soldiers are in the highest spiiits.
The Murfreesboro Rebel of the 2d say
tbe Federals fought gallantly and admit a
loss of 5000. It sayscthe Federal prison
ers were sent to Murfreesboro as fast as
taken. The Associated Press' correspon
dent at Nashville reports that Rosecrans
shelled Murfreesboro this morning, but
elicited no reply. Our forces would occu
py it at noon. The rebels have undoubted
ly left, and our forces are rapidly pursuing.
Private dispatches say that the rebels in
their retreat are burning cotton wherever
they can get bold of it.
On Saturday General Daniel McCook
engaged Wharton's rebel cavalry six miles
from Nashville, routing him completely.
All is cheering. Prisoners say Kirby
Smith was in the fight. The rebel canteens
were filled with whiskey and gunpowder.
A number of Jews are concentrating here
and at Cairo, and appointing deputations to
proceed to Washington to remonstrate
against General Grant's order expelling
Jews from the territory occupied by the
Federal forces.
m m m
Terrific Fighting Before Yicksburg.
Cairo, January 3.
The news of tho attack of the Benton on
the rebel battery- at Davis' bluff, on Satur
day last is confirmed. She made the attack
singly, because the channel is so narrow as
to prevent the movement of two boats at
once. The battery at latest' accounts was
not taken. Some others on the Benton
were "either killed er wounded. She lay
with her bioadeide to the battery, and was
struck upwards of twenty-five times.
The rebels have fortified the place with
great care, as it protects the Iberman Salt
Works ; and they had also hoped to prevent
Sherman's landing.
On Saturday, Sherman's entire force de
barked on the left bank of the Yazoo, ten
miles from ita mouth, and immediately
formed in line of battle and commeed to
march towards the rear of Vickabnrg.
When fairly beyond the range of tbe gun
boats, the rebels were met, and rterrible
conflict of five hours duration ensued; in
which the rebels were constantly driven
back, first beyond the two bajooa that
encircle the town of Vicksburg, amr then
from The bills where the entrenchment are
being thrown up. Thw point was reached
about dark on tbe 27tb, the bayoas being
between tbe hostile armies. During the
night Sherman's -forces found it neeeseasy
to construct two pontoons over the bayou,
and the rebels, understanding the objact,
filled the underbrush with sharpshooters,
who attempted to pick off the bridgo bvjH-
erf. Shots were also fired at intervals by
their 'artillery, bat in spite of tbesfl'anaoy
anoes the pontoons were built, and- at day
light oil Sunday an advance was made by
Sherman's -entire army." Generah Steele,
commanded the left, Gens. Morgan and
Blair the centre, and Gens. M. L. Smith
and A. D., Smith the right. Gen. Steele
was teparated frcrn the centre for a time,
being swamped, but finally turned tbo
rebel right and opened communication with
Morgans division. -y-lsuoVisethe engage
ment bad become general, and there was a
constant rattle of musk'etry and thunder of
cannon from one end of the lino to the
other. The rebels were strongly entrenched
on a bill, and their fire had given much
annoyance. Gen. M. L. Smith ordered the
Eighth Missouri to take it by a charge,
which they did with a shout that was heard
clear to the fleet. The fighting coiltihued
up to 10 o'clock, on Sunday the 28th, when
the Rocket left with dispatches fram Gen.
Sherman. Our forces had gained victol-y
after victory, and no doubt is felt but
Vicksburg has fallen. As near as we can
learn the gunboats have not yet made their
attack in front, neither had anything been
heard from the forces below. Gen. Sher
man and his army will have all tho glory
On Saturday the steamer Blue Wing
left Helena for the fleet ladencd with ord
nance stores. She bad on board a very
large mail and bad two cool barges in tow.
She was without an escort below Napoleon,
and was captured by a rebel battery and
taken up the Arkansas river. Her crew
and passengers were all taken, including
special agent Noel.
The Battle at Hiirfreesboro A Complete Victory.
Hbadq'rs 14th Army Corps, )
Department of Cumberland, front V
of Murfreesboro, Jan. 3 )
To K W. Hallcck, General in-Chief:
On the 26th of December we marched
from Nashville in three columns, General
McCook by the Nolensville pike, General
Thomas from the encampment on Franklin's
pike, via Wilson's pike, and Gen. Critten
den on the main Murfreesboro pike.
Our left and centre met with a strong
resistance, such as the nature of the Country
permits. The rolling or hilly roads, skirted
by cedar thickets and farms, intersected by
small streams with rocky bluff banks, formed
many serious obstacles.
Gen.- McCook drove Gen. nardee s corps
a mile and a half from Nolensville and oc
cupied tbe place.
Gen. Crittenden reached within a mile
and a half of Lavergue. Gen. Thontas
reached Wilson's mko, meeting with no
opposition. ...
On tho 27th Glen. McCook drove Gen.
Hardee from Nolensville, and pushed a
rccotinoitering division six miles towards
Shelbyville, which found that Gen. Hardeo
had retreated towards Murfreesboro.
Gen. Crittenden fought and drove tho
enemy before him, occupying tho line of
Stewart's Creek, and captured some prison
ers, with slight loss. Gen. Thomas occu
pied the vicinity of Nolensville, when he
was partially surprised, thrown into confu
sion and driven back.
Gen. Stewart's division repulsed the ene
my four times, and protected the flank of
the centre, which not only their Ot?n, but
advanced until this untoward event which
compelled me to retain the left wing to sup
port the right until I could be rallied and
assume a new position.
On the 1st inst. tho rebels opened by an
attack on us, and wero again repulsed. On
tbe 2d there was skirmishing along the
front, with threats of an attack, until 3
o'clock, p. .in., when the enemy advanced
and threw a small division across the Stono
river to occupy the commanding ground
While rcconnoitering the ground held by
this division, which had no artillery, L saw
a heavy force coming from the woods and
advancing in lino of battle three lines deep.
They drove our little division before them
after asharp contest, in which we lost 70 or
80 killed aud 375 wounded. They were
finally repulsed by Gen. Negley's division,
and tho .remaining troops of. the left wing
of Martin a pioneer .brigade, ana nea iar
over the field and beyond their entrench
ments, their officers rallying t them with
difficulty. They lost heavily, j
We occupied, the ground with tho left
wing last night, and tho lines were com
pleted at 4 o'clock this morning.
Louisville, Jan. 4.
Murfreesboro advices represent the Fed
eral victory as complete. The entire rebel
army is, fleeing towards Tullaboma in great
, pefeat of the Rebel Morgan.
Morgan crossed; the Cumberland, and
.cut off Nashville at Gainesboro, and appear
ed in front of Murfreesboro on the 27th.
Colonel Hobson, of the 13th Kentucky,
drove part of bis forcef, killing nine and
'capturing sixteen. Morgan then crossed
Green River and moved to jiizaneto, ue
stroying the bridges at Beaver Creek and
Nolen. He also destroyed the trestle work
at Muldrangh's Hill, and moved for Roll
ins: Fork. Colonel Harlan, of the 10th
Kentucky, overtook him at Rolling bork
and attacked him, killing, wounding and
captnriBg a number of bis men. The rebel
Colonel Dnke died of his wounds. Morgan
fled before Harlan to Bardstown, and thence
attempted to escape between Ibanan and
Belleville. Col. Hawkins, of the Twelfth
Kentucky, attacked him this morning, kill
ing a number, capturing his caissons and
amuaition wagons. Morgan is lying pre
cipitately. General Reynolds marched from Glasgow
yesterday from Greenshurg, and may inter
cept him Col. Halsey, of the 6th Ken
tucky was killed. Morgan has paid dearly
for what he has done. Our casualties have
not been reported. Gen. Rosecrans occu
pies Murfreesboro." ' . T "
The Emancipationists have elected their
Speaker in the Missouri -Legislature by 25
All speculation as to the President's
action upon the bill for the admission of
Western Virginia is now ended. The fact
has been ascertained on enquiry that he
approved and signed the bill on Wednesday
night, the 31st ulc, and is therefore a law.
, Correspondence is going. on between the
Mexican Minister and tho Secretary of
State based on the following facts: Last
summer, permission was positively refused
to export arms, although those purchased
were of a quality which our volunteers
would not use. Now tho French are per
mitted to clear yessels tarrying railroad
iron, mules, wagons, railroad ties and other
articles contraband of war, in spite of the
remonstrances of tho Mexican Minister.
Fort Monroe, Jan. 1.
In Norfolk, last evening, owing to tho
misconstruction of an order issued for a
different purpose, about 200 persons were
arrested while returning from places of
Considerable excitement occurred at Nor
folk to-day, caused by a negro celebration.
Contrabands collected together with their
marshals and formed a procession of at least
4000 negroes of all kinds and colors, head
ed by a band of music, drums and fifes, and
paraded through the principal streets of the
city. They carried several Union flagsand
cheered loudly for the downfall of African
slavery. It was understood they were cel
ebrating tho day of the Emancipation Proc
lamation. Holly Springs, Jan. 2
To Mij. Gen. Ualleck :
Gen. Sullivan succeeded in getting a fight
out of Col. Forrest, and whipped him bad
ly, capturing six pieces of artillery and a
great many horses and prisoners. Van
Dora was repulsed at every point but this
with heavy loss. (Signed) U. S. Grant.
Maj. Gen. Commanding.
San Francisco, Dec. 27.
The steamer Constitution has arrived
from Panama. She reports that the steam
ship Ariel was captured on the 7th by the
pirate Alabama and detained until the 10th.
Semmcs first intended to burn the Ariel,
putting the inhabitants ashore nt a little
settlement of huts at St. Domingo; but
Captain Jones protested, claiming that half
tbe passengers would die in consequence.
Semmes then prepared to land them at
Kingston; but after much parleying, an
arrangement was effected to release the
steamer on two hundred and twenty-eight
thousand dollar bonds, to bo paid in thirty
days after the acknowledgement of tbe
Southern Confederacy.
FayetvIlLE, Ark., Jan. 1.
Rebel papers captured nt Van Burcn ad
mit their loss in killed and wounded at the
battle of Prairie Grove was over 4000.
The entire telegraphic correspondence of
the rebel Gen. Hindman was also taken.
It contains some of the most valuable and
curious information taken during the war.
The tale of destitution in his army is pitia
ble. Four thousand of bis infantry had m
shoes. These documents, with a splendid
rebel flag, will be sent forwaid to tho War
Two hundred fat cattle were recently
captured in the recent raid into Van Buren
and over one hundred wagons loaded with
forage and camp equippngc.
The loss to the rebels in this expedition
was over half a million of dollars.
The rebels are dispersing in all directions.
The latest information says they intend to
concentrate at Arkadelphia, about fifty-five
miles south-west of Little Rock, on the
Washita river.
Gen. Schofield has arrived and assumed
command of the Army of the Frontier.
The Washington star says in the recent
raid the rebel Gen. Stuart caused his tele
graphic operator to intercept Union messa
ges at Burke's Station, thus learning more
or less concerning the efforts to intercept
him, and tho readiness cf our forces at
Fairfax Station and Fairfax Court House to
give him a warm reception should he ven
ture to visit those places. Ho also sent
various messages over tho wires ; one to
Fairfax Station purporting to order from
here the instant destruction of a consider
ble quantity of army stores collected there
Among the messages found in the office at
Burke's Station, having been sent over the
wires by bis orders, is the following :
Burke's Station, Dec. 28.
To Q. M. Gen. Meigs, Washington : In
the future you will please furnish better
mules. Those you have furnished recently
are very inferior. J. E. B. Stuart,
Major General, C. S. A.
The original Monitor foundered at sea off
uatterass, in a neavy gaie or wina, ana
went down with two of her offcers and
twenty-eight of her crew on board, who
were lost. Capt. Bankbead, Lieut. Green
and rest of officers and men were saved.
Official advices to this effect have been re
ceived by telegraph from Fortress Monroe.
The disaster is no more than what all com
petent naval authority have all along pre
dicted, that the Monitor was unseawortby,
and was bound to go down in tbe first
heavy gale she encountered. There are
grave doubts wnetner any oi me new
Monitors are much better in this respect.
An Example for Boys. The Evening
Post states that Gen. Burnside was appoint
ed to West Point by Secretary Smith, then
a member of Concress from Indiana. The
I boy sent a note requesting the appointment.
Tbe Congressman paia mue anenuon to it,
but happening tcf be in the same town one
day, out of curiosity be looked up the ap
plicant, whom he found on a tailor's bench,
engaged in mending an old pair of panta
loons. Near him lay a book of some
abstruse science, to which he was dovotiog
his spare raemeats. Finding him am inteU
, ligent, ambitions youth, he granted bis
request. Tbo poor tailor'6 apprentice bids
( fair to become the hero of the war.
From New Orleans.
The steamer S. R. Spaulding from New
Orleans 24tb, has arrived at New York
Among her passengers are General Butler
and staff, except Colonel Jonas H. French,
and Captain John Clark, who remain.
General Butler, prior to leaving New
Orleans, gave a reception at the City Hall,
where hundreds of citizens and officers
called on him. General Butler als6 issued
a farewell address to the citizens; id which
he says he leaves in the proud consciousness
of carrying with him the blessings of tha
humble and loyal under the cottago roof,
and in the cabin of tbe slave, content to
incur the sneers of the salon and curses Qf
the rich.
Up to the sailing of the steamer nothing
had transpired as to the intended move
ments of General Banks, but it was known
a campaign had been marked t out, with'
Baton Rouge as a base of operations.
Latest from Vicksburg.
noLLT Springs, Jan. 4.
To Gn. Halleck, Gencral-in Chief:
Dispatches from Gen. Sherman" and tha
naval commander were received at Helena
on the 31st. Tho gunboats were engaging
the enemy's batteries. Gen. Sherman was
within three miles of Vicksburg, hotly en
gaged. From rebel scouts I learn that tha
Grenada Appeal says the Yankeos have got
possession of Vicksburg.
U. S. Grant,
Major General Commanding.
Notice is hereby given that I will offer for
sale, at Public Auction, at the door of tho
Court Hcu3e in Junction City, in the county of
Davis, on the 17th day of February, A. D;
1863, at 2 o'clock p si. of said day, the follow
ing Real Estate, to-wit : Lota No. 6 aud 7, in
block No. 8, with the appurtenance thereon
taken on nn Order of Sale in favor of John
Lindsley, issued by the Third District Court of
the county of Davis and to mo directed as
Sheriff of said county.
Given under my hand this the 10th day of
January, A. D. 1803. A. W. CALLEN.
nll-6t pf$7 Sheriff.
Adiuliilslrutor'M Aotlcc.
Notice is hereby given that letters of Admin
istration were granted to the undersigned Aug.
23d, 1SG2, by John Pipher, Probate Judge of
Riley county, Knnsas, as Administrator of tht
Estate cf Henry Reynolds, deceased. All per
sons indebted to said estate are requested to
make immediate settlement of the samo ; and
all persons having demands against said estatt
are required to exhibit them to the Administra
tor, to be allowed, within oac year from the
date of these letters, or they maybe precluded
from any benefit of said estate ; and if such
claims are not exhibited within three year
from tho date of these letters, they may b
forever debarred. It. C. WIIITNKV;,
AdminisJrator of the Estate of Henry
Reynolds, "deceased. nll-4t$5.
SlteiiflTa Sale.
Notice is hereby given that I will offer for
sale at Public Auction, at the door of tb
Court House in Junction City, in tho county of
Davis, on the ICth day of February, A. D. 18G3
at 2 o'clock, r, si. of said day, all tho right
title and interest of Geo. Vv". Kingsbury in and
to the following described Real K&tate, to-wit :
Lot No. 6 in block Ko. 33, lot 13 in block 27.
lot 17 in block 15, lot G in block 7, and lota 10
and 11 in block 20, situated in Cuddy's Adilf
tion to Junction City, in tho county of Davii
and State of Kansas ; also lot 17 iu block six
y, in the city of Junction, and county and
State aforesaid. Said property will bo sold by
virtue of Dd to satisfy an Order of Salo in
fnvor of Wm. S. Blakely and against tho a'oovo
named George V Kingsbury, issued by the 3d
District Court of the coanty of Davis, and to
me directed as Sheriff of said county.
Given under my hand this the 10th day of
January, A. D, 1SG3.
nll-7t Sheriff.
Petition for Divorce.
Jane Backer, Plaintiff, j In the Third Ju-
against f-dicinl Dist. Court,
David T. Backer, Ief 't. J within aud for tha
county of Davis, et. al. attached, in tho Stat
of Kansas.
David T. Backer, of parts unknown, will taka
notice that Jane Backer, of the county of
Davis, in the State of Kansas, did, on the 31 it
day ef December, 18G2, file her petition, in tho
court aforesaid, against the said David T. Bsc
ker, defendant, praying that she may be di
vorced from the said defendant for the causa
that be, the B.iid defendant, was, on the 23d
day of October, 18G0, guilty of extreme cruelty
towards the said plaintiff, without nny just
cause or provocation on her part ; and the said
David T. Backer ia notified that he is required
to appear and answer said petition on or u&ors
the 21it day of February, 1863.
Jan. 5, 18G3. Jaxc Backer.
Attest, By S. B. Wuxt, her Att'y.
It. D. Mobley, Clerk. nll7t.
County Surveyor,
Kenton, Davis County, Kansas.
Will promptly attend to all kind3 of Sur
veying on terms to suit tho times.
nEa gsrsiisjgigas,
rAIVD WARRANTS for sale for
i CASH, and on time. Land Warrant
located. Collections made and Taxes paid for
non-residents. nl L?
jobs a
Topeka, Kansas. nlm3
Frank Jehle,
JuBctln City, XLamas.
REPAIRING done on short notice TEP.3IS
CASH,' n2lf

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