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JUNCTION, KANSAS, THEIR PURPOSES. "We confess astonishment that Forts Warren and Lafayette are not brought into exercise as often, at least, as the safety of our Govern ment demands. Indeed, when we consider the peril that surrounds the Nation.it is a matter of astonishment that the haller is not brought into requisition while such rebels as Yailax xiigham, and followers, exist in the North. We feel grieved at the tendency of things; not that we doubt the ultimate result for we have faith in our cause, however much the weakness of man may impede but that rebels and rebel sympathizers arc afforded the same protection due loyal men, we consider but a mockery of that which we are fighting to sus tain. When men can get np in the halls of Congress, and with perfect safety argue a division of the loyal States, and a reorgani zation, excluding New England, to gratify the rebels and denouncing those in charge of the Government as traitors free speech becomes a farce, and grounds given to believe that a rebel is as good as a patriot. We desire that a distinction be made. Otherwise, there will be no grounds for hope, confidence will fade away, and all w ill soon be lost. We say we are astonished that the Admin istration should allow the Copperheads of the North to go on undisturbed in their unholy task of arraying a party against the Govern mentof disturbing that unity which is essen tial to success. There can be no mistaking their purposes. They are as foul and damna ble as the rebellion they seek to aid. The part that our Representative, Conway, has taken in these efforts to obstruct the Gov ernment, is humiliating to every citizen of the State. Kansas, that entered the fight with Freedom on her banners, and whose people have exhibited unequalled devotion and forti tude, is basely betrayed in that hour in which her long-desired policy is being adopted as that of the Nation. Mr. Conway has made a speech in the House of Representatives, which will do more to encourage the rebels than any thing else that has been said in Congress. His speech was an effort to prove that ,; subju gation is impossible, compromise undeniable, and separation inevitable." There might be eome extenuation for a slave-driver in giving utterance to such language, but that it should come from one whose radicalism was ahead of all others, is strange. If not an enemy to the Government, he is certainly a coward. The Legislature should denounce such action on the part of our Representative. Let Martin F. Conway sink into oblivion with the seal of condemnation on his brow. OUR TOPEKA CORRESPONDENCE. Toi'kka, Kansas, Feb. 4, 1803. Editors Union: Since your hurried transit by this cheerful spot, I cannot say that any very stirring event has transpired. Pay fol low eth night, and wind followcth storm contin ually around these historic precincts. This is the place where it blew, and then it suae, and then it their, aad then it blew again 2ik Is a lovely climate about two feet thick always. There are cheerful institutions in iirK ! so ciables, festivals, dances and billiards; also several other festive institutions a tiger show and an exhibition of Albinos, or children of the White Eye. The Legislature is not much of a show. There are only a few baboons, and those are rather small. That is, there is no great amount of gas about it ; pretty solid body; very intelligent and earnest, and a hard working set of men. And they need to be. When the State owes S195,000, and the Territorial debt of $80,000 is coming up for settlement, and the U. S. tax of $71,000 must be paid, and we know not what demands will be made on our finances during the next year; at a time, too, when Railway Systems are to be devised, Public Institutions located when a State House ought to be built and agents sent to look after our sick and wounded soldiers ; and bridges are to be erect ed, and salt works and manufactories fostered; at such times the best brains and nerves and backbone we have ought to be used. Now the first thing is finance. The first thing in that is, the taxes. It may well be a matter of pride to the Western Counties that they have responded so fully and promptly to the call of the State. Dickinson is square, Davis nearly if not quite, Riley ditto, Lyon ditto, and other frontier counties in a Bimilar condition; while Leavenworth, Douglas, Atchison and other populous and prosperous counties, which are making vast gains from the war, although we are losing our young men by enlistments, present the shameful contrast of "paid 33 per cent," "delinquent 66 per cent' For so these average. That same Douglas county that ever has re fused to pay her share of the tax, when she could do so with impunity that county which is -the home of Lane and Robinson, of Stevens and Morrow ; and which sends to every Legis lature one or more men foisted into office by fraudulent ballots, and which claims to have Senators, Governors, the State Capitol, the University, the Railroad system, and the Mili tary Organization spring from her limits that county is here in full force. Mr. Beam seems to be an honest man ; but Mr. Thorp has proven enough fradulent voting to convince the Senate that he ought to be removed. And to-day the sentencc-of expulsion was pa3scd on the vic tim of Douglas county machinations, and the intended victim is duly installed. And Douglas county is striving for the Uni versity too. 'Her lobby, including Messrs. Leggett, Blood, Ludingtoa and Horton, are planning every way to force a result on the State that the people do aot wish. What they fail to effect in the House, is to be attempted in the Senate. What cannot be done fairly is to be done obliquely. False rumors are circulated, bullying and bravado are resorted to, and I shall be greatly deceived if I do not have some thing to reveal in my next. The prospect seems fair, however, that the State University will be located at Emporia; that the Agricultural College will go to Man hattan. Other public institutions are claimed for Wyandot and Baldwin City, etc. Whether these locations will be made, or whether all will be postponed a year is uncertain. Railroad matters are simmering. The Lane Bill is not satisfactory to all, nor can any practical system be devised that would be. The counties next to Missouri are uncompromisingly hostile to the next tier west; while the eleven Henderson Amendmet representatives will nev er combine with the ten Atchison and Western road men. Nor do the nine Leavenworth del egates agree with either. Ii seems that this vexing question is put, on the table by common consent, while the finances of the State arc under consideration. The Western members arc winning credit by the sensible course they pursue. They are all quiet, working members, except, perhaps, Sen ator Strickler, who is not always quiet. How ever his speeches are never long. Brief and to the point, his remarks are always heard with attention. The West has a reliable delegation and need not fear that her interests will suffer in their hands. NIX. FREE SCHOOLS. It is to be feared that some persons do not suf ficiently value Public Schools. They may place a somewhat higher estimate upon schools in general ; they may be the friends of education ; but they choose to have the whole matter left to the discretion of parents, and not thrown, as a burden, upon the whole community. This view of education formerly prevailed ; but a gradual change has been wrought in public sentiment, and it is now deemed wise to lay a tax upon the whole community for the support of Free Schools. I think this system is an excellent one, and should commend itself to all wise and benevo lent statesmen, and to all good patriots. In this country, we attach great importance to democrat ic principles. We insist upon it that the mass of the people shall rule. Cotton is not king ; mon ey is not king ; learning is not king ; social position is not king ; but we, the people, are the sovereigns. Directly or indirectly, we will make and unmake the laws according to our pleasure. In this foundation of our political institutions, we will submit to no dictation from an' quarter. It is thus evident that our Government will be wise or unwise just according to the degree of intelligence and moral virtue in the great mass of the community. It is not enough that we have a few, or even a considerable number of wise and able men among us. They may be overruled by an ignorant and depraved com munity. Even a small number of unprincipled men may hold the balance of power between contending political parties. Thus there can be no real safety to republican institutions, only as the great mass of the people understand and ex ercise the rights which belong to them under our form of government. Hence it clearly follows that all men should be educated. The public welfare demands Free Schools. It is distinctly for the good of the State that all citizens should be able to read and write ; for unless they are able to do this, they cannot intelligently exercise the elective franchise. Wo then have just the same right to tax all the community for the sup port of Free Schools that we have to tax them for any other purpose that most obviously con duces to the public welfare. It is not true, them that parents alone arc responsible for the educa tion of their children, and have a right to do as they please in the matter. They are but parts of the Nation ; and thus they, and all others, are bound to pursue such a course as will (end to the general good. But let us look at Free Schools in another light. Some great man has said (and I suppose justly) that " knowledge is power." If a common school education is left merely to the will of par ents, the result will usually be that only a portion of all the children will receive an edu cation. Some parents are so poor that they cannot bear the expense of private schools. Other pa reats, being somewhat ignorant or vicious them selves, will not feel the importance of an education for their children. Thus we shall soon hare a community in which ignorance, and its usual concomitant, vice, will become more or less prevalent. On the other hand, the educated children will hold a much higher social position. Thus we shall soon have two distinct classes in the community. Everything will rapidly tend towards an aristocracy. We shall be divided. There will be separate and clashing interests. And there will be great danger that between these opposite factions, the Nation will be rained. In fact, a monopoly of learning b one of the most dangerous monopolies that can exist. To guard against it, we should do all in our power to place our children on a perfect level ; at least so far as literary advantages arc concerned. Let them attend the same school ; let them be re warded according to their real merits ; Jet them play together ; let them all understand that they must depend, not upon the wealth or learning of their parents, but upon their own exertions, for their position in society. It is a somewhat remarkable fact, that many of our greatest and best men have been raised up, from what are considered the humbler walks of life. Our form of government strongly tends to develop the best heart and intellect of the country. It is our wisdom to cherish and not to counteract this tendency. Our safety, under Providence, con sists in elevating the masses of the people to a high common level. Let the aeheolmasUr go abroad everywhere ; let the schoolhoase doors be thrown wide open to every child ; let tTry man and every woman help forward the good cause of virtuous and universal education, and we shall be a united and prosperous people. A Free School in Junction is very necessary. Many of our people are poor. Several families have moved into the place, specially for the pur-1 pose of giving their children such an education! as Uiey could not precursor thenun their former , eeraded homes. It would be cruel to disappoint them, in their cherished hopes. If" the school tax, jast at present, is somewhat of a burdea, remember it is not half so great a burden as would soon be imposed npoa us by the vices of children, growing out of their ignorance. A good Free School is one of the cheapest institu tions in the land. W. T. MIDDLE AND WESTERN KANSAS. Eds. Union : Being a resident of Middle Kan sas, near Fort Riley, since 1853, I claim the privilige of writing for your paper a series of articles on the climate, health, extent, natural resources, obstacles, adaptation, openings for set tlement, difficulties to be encountered, causes of the country being sparsely settled, and mode of farming and the result of the same. Believing that the true mode of devoloping a country is to give to the public a correct state ment of facts, I shall endeayor to do it, though it may be unpalateable to some. EXTENT. Kansas is four hundred in length from east to west, and about two hundred in breadth. East era Kansas may properly be said to extend from a line drawn north and south through the Potta wattomie Reserve to the eastern limits of the State, while Middle Kansas is that tract lying west of this line, and extending one hundred and eighty miles to a line running north and south through the main forks of the Solomon river and south towards Fort Larned to the Arkansas. CLIMATE. The climate is a vast improvement on almost any of the Western States. Our winters are mild, lasting usually only about three months, with but few cold days, and little wet and mud. The summer is long, while the nights are cool. We have in the fall, winter and spring, at times, high and disagreeable winds, but these winds so disagreeable to us, are not half so bad for cither people or stock as the rain and mud all over the Western States. Taken as a whole this vast tract is well sup plied with excellent limestone water, as it is cut from side to side with numerous branches of the Republican, Solomon, Saline, Smoky Hill, Kan sas, Neosho and Arkansas rivers. A very large proportion of this entire tract is most bountifully supplied with the best of limestone rock, well adapted for fencing or building purposes. The 6tone crops out on the brow of almost every knoll and little ravine, apparently inviting the hand of energy to put them in buildings and proper fences. The timber of Middle Kansas may be regarded as scarce ; but time will show that its numerous creeks, cutting the prairies in every direction, and all more or less wooded, will quite well supply the country with all necessary for fuel and building purposes. The traveler, taking a birds-eye view of this section, ses but a very small amount of the timber ; for the reason that it is concealed in the valleys and among the hills of the creeks. There is one fact becoming more and more patent every day, and that is, that the ease with which stone can be had here, will very soon place wooden fences and build ings at a great discount. Hence the supply of timber will be ample to meet all necessary wants, son,. The soil of Middle Kansas is much the same as the eastern portion of the State, except that the very hilly portions are more stony, and the vjllies far more extensive and rich. The Repub lican, the Solomon, the Saline, to not notice the numerous creeks with most beautiful valley land, have each a tract of rich, level bottom lands, ranging from one to four miles in width. And while you find some hilly, rocky land, still the divides between the streams are generally roll ing prairies, well suited to agricultural purposes. A very large proportion of these lands are still open to settlement In my next I shall show why they have not been settled, what are their adaptation, the obstacles in the way, how to remove them, ifcc, H. The Leavenworth, Pawnee & Western Railroad. The Washington correspondent of the St. Louis Republican remarks that Mis souri is greatly injured by the order of the President, which fixes the guage of the Pacific Railroad at five feet. The guage of the road through Jencrson City west is four feet eight aud a half, and thus the coo nectton will be broken at Kansas City. Thd same writer, evidently against his will, admits the fine prospects of the Kan sas Company. He says: "Ibe Leaven worth, Pawnee and Western Railway Com pany is upon the best financial footing, and has better pecuniary prospects than ever before marked the initial of a railroad com pany in this country. " Interest upon the bonds held by the Indians in payment for their lands, is now overpaid for some time, and the company is deriving a heavy surplus revenue, which it is expending in constructing the road. " The construction of all the road is con tracted for with Messrs. Ross, Steel & Co., formerly large contractors on Canada rail roads, who have now entered upon the work, and expect to have ninety miles com pleted to Fort Riley by the end of the present year. Contracts have been made for the rails with manufacturers in Penn sylvania. All the bridges required are also contracted or with parties in Michigan, who will work them out in the pineries, and ship them allready to be put up. The Price of Printing Paper. The Philadelphia North American says : Print ing paper of ordinary quality sells at this moment from 20 to 23 cents a pound. Its legitimate price is about 9 cents. Between the price of paper materials and the manu factuied articles there is nothing like ade quate proportion. A large commission house this week received af consignment of rags from Havana. Knowing the exhor bitant price of paper, he expected to realize a handsome return to the consigners. He visited successively all the paper makers in this section of country, and corresponded with those more distant The utmost he could obtain for them was 5 cents per pound. AH the paper mills are stocked with material ; waste paper has been throws) upof the market by thousands of tows; aad yet the price of paper is kept up by'speoV lation, or something else, to 22 cents per pound. Here is a mystsrv that requires explanation. Whowill give it ? ? The Kiss's bglish. 1 Lately, in out leisure readings, we fovnd a piece of eloquent English,, which, we kere copy r "These communities, (the thiiteea colonies ) by their representatives in old Independence Hall, said to the world of men: We hold these (ruths to b self-evident, that oilmen are born equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with inalien-. able rights ; that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness !' This was their majes tic interpretation of the economy of the -universe This was their lofty, and wise, and noble understanding of the justice of the Cre ator 'to his creatures. Yes, gentleman, to all his creatures, to the ichole great family of man. In their enlightened belief, nothing stamped with the divine image and likeness was sent to be trodden on, and degraded, and imbruted by Us felloics. They grasped not only the race of men then living, but they reached forward, and. seized upon the furtherest posterity. They created a beacon to guide their children, and their children's children, and the countless myriads who should inhabit the other ages. Wise statesmen as they were, they knew the tendency of prosperity to breed tyrants; and so they established these great self-evident truths, that when, in the distant future, some man, some interest, gome faction, should set up the doctrine that none but rich men, or none but white men, or none but Anglo-Saxon white men, were entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, their posterity might look up again to the JJeclaration of Independence, and take courage TO kexew THE BATTLE which their fathers began; so that Tbcth and Justice and Merct, and all the HUMXE AND CHRISTIAN' VIRTUES, might not be extinguished from the land; so that no man would hereafter dare to limit and circumscribe the great principles on which the Temple of Liberty was being built." These words were spoken by a man who was born in poverty ; whose youth was denied the hopeful privilege of education ; whose early manhood was spent in the seVero task of clearing new land ; who by the sweat of his brow gave to labor its hon orable crown; and who) having neither riches, nor learning, nor position, but hav ing simply the qualities of a noble Man, learned thus to value men for their simple manhood; to believe in equality, because, standing low himself, it was a doctrine that lifted him to a rightful level with the high ; to believe in liberty, because be felt within his own breast that this was God's law for the progress of mankind. The same pen, at a later day, rote a shorter passage of equal eloquence, aud which will never die out of the English tongue, or out of the history of the world. It stands as follows : " I do order and declare that alt, persons ueld as sl vves within said designated states and parts of states, are, axd henceforward shall be, FREE ! S S "- "And, upon this act, sincerely believed to be an act of justice, warranted by the Constitu tion, upon military necessity, I invoke the considerate judgment of mankind and the gra cious favor of Almighty God. ' The first passage which we quoted was from an argument in which Abraiiam Lincoln some years ago vanquished Steph en A. Douglas j the second (need we men tion its source f) is from that last great argument with which be is finally to con quer the Slaveholder's Rebellion. The jr. l. Independent. GENERAL NEWS ITEMS. A dispatch from Cairo, dated Jan. 29th, says, The Mississippi flotilla and land forces under Gen. McClernand are now in the vicinity of Vicksburg. A part of the land forces have landed five miles below the mouth of the Yazoo river, on the Louisiana side, and are opening the canal cut last summer. The river is now full enough to pour a good volume of water through the cut. As soon as an opening is made a few days will determine its value. Our gun and mortar boats can apprcach near enough to shell the city, if that will be of any ben efit. Gen. Grant left Memphis on the 27tb for the army below. lie was accompanied by an army division. Col. Harrison telegraphs from Fayette ville the success of a scout just returned from Van Buren, having captured the Judy Roan and 300 prisoners, about 200 of whom were paroled. The scout consisted of 150 men of the 1st Ark. Cavalry, and 10th Illinois Cavalry, under command of Lieut. Col. Stewart, No loss on our side. On that of the enemy two killed and sev eral wounded. An enthusiastic Union demonstration took place at Fayetteville, Arkansas, on the 27th ult. Over 1000 loyal citizens were present. Fifteen heme guard compa nies were organized and will be accounted as Arkansas State militia. Hundreds of the people have signed a petition to Con gress to order fin election for a member of ims oiaie. xae piiizeua uaviug arms in their possession have delivered them up to be used in defence of their home. Advices from Mexico confirm the report ed defeat of 4,000 French, under General Berlhier. by 800 Mexicans. It occurred in a fog ot 2 o'clock, on Dec. 18. The French were completely routed. The Mexican General Algrete, with 10, 000 men, made a sortie from Puebls, and attacked a French division 14,000 strong at Actsote, eight leagues from Puebla, rout ing tne latter. Toe Jb rencn communication was almost cut off. Jalapa and Tampico are abandoned by them. General Burnsidc on the 28th ult., in formally tendered bis resignation as officer ef the army. The President asked him not to press its acceptance, inasmuch as there was other work to do. Burnside re plied, that whatever such work might be, be hoped it might soon be assigned him. He was willing to take any command, how ever small, or do any duty, but he was unwilling to wear shoulder straps and draw pay when doing nothing. The U. S. steamer Aurora on ths 10th inst. captured the English steamer Rising Dawn with a cargo of' 2638 bushels of salt, and a large quantity of lucifer matches, soap, candles, and gunny bags. She was from Nassau and trying to run the blockade. , The XT. S. steaner Ottawa, on the 21st, captured the schooner Peterman, with 90 bales of cotton, trying to run out of Charleston. On the 8 th, the steamer Tropic, formerly the Huntress, of Charleston, while attempt ing to run the blockade, was destroyed by fire j her crew and passengers were saved by boats from the Quaker City. m m m From Washington. Minister Cameron will soon resign, and Cassius M. Clay will return to Russia, in accordance with a promise made by the President months ago, in esse Cameron should resign.. Cameron has asked the War Department to assign him to the command of an Afri can Brigade, Conway's speech in the House denouncing Lincoln, and prophesying the success of the pro-slavery Democracy at the next presiden tial election, was an effort of remarkable power and force, and commanded universal attention. Members from all parts of the House were clustering around him. It took the broadest, radical anti-slavery grounds, was merciless in exposing the shortcomings or the Administration, The fact that Lovejoy objected to allowing him extra time to finish his speech, is a good indication of the feelings of the Republicans as a party entertained of the policy of eay ing such things, and to the tendency of his teachings. The speech, however, will chal lenge general attention as a production of remarkable vigor. I he three points of the speech were, that conquest is impossible, compromise undeniable, separation mcvita ble. Senator Wilson introduced an important bill, providing for the organization of a volunteer force for the several b tales, to be called National Guards of the United States, to consist of 200 regiments of 12 compa nies, each company of 100 men, divided among the States pro rata. Enlistments can embrace men between the ages of 21 and 45 vears, citizens of the United States. A ny part of this force may be ordered into the s2rvice of the United States by the President dunug any war, invasion, or re bcllion. The Committee on the conduct of the war was authorized to inquire into the cir cumstances of the recent successful inter- meddling of General Franklin and his officers wi'h Burnside's plans, by which the President was induced to countermand a forward movement. The War Power. Grosvenor P. Lowrey, Eq., of the New York Bar, has published an able answer to the sophistical pamphlet of Judge Curtis on the War Power. His conclusions arc tersely and summarily stated as follows : "First, Abraham Lincoln, as Commander-in-Chief iu time of war, embodies all the executive war powers of the nation. Sec ond, These powers are extra-constitutional, having their origin in the nature of things, and are recognized as an established code by all civilized nations. Third, Principal among them, is the right to cud war and obtain security for the future, by destroying the cause of the war. Fourth, The Proclama tion in question is intended to have that effect, and is considered necessary to that end by the nation, speaking through its supreme military authority. Fifth, The ownership of slaves is to be distinguished from the right to own slaves. Sixth, The former was not one of the constitutional relations which bound this people, and therefore, to destroy the ownership of slaves will not render a restoration of the Union, under the Ccnstitution as it is, impossible, any more than the destruction of the own ership of horses will have that effect. Seventh, The military power, acting through emancipation, does not pretend to destroy the legal right to own slaves, and i3 not, therefore, obnoxious to the charge of annul ling or repealing state laws. Eighth, It is not against the laws of war to do a neces sary act, even though it is possible, or in extreme cases of necessity even probable, that some unhappy consequences may come to innocent persons. Ninth, It is by no means a necessary consequence of freeing slaves that harm shall come to non-combatants and innocents; and such accidental result, should it ensue, will be chargeable solely upon the enemy who might have averted it. Tenth, In short, the right to free all persons held as slaves in rebellious states, on the 1st of January, 1983, is a valid war power ; it is one necessary to be exercised j and its exercise is not forbidden by the Constitution or the laws of war." From the South-Wert. The steamer Ruth arrived at Cairo, on the 28th ult. Troops are been daily trans ferred to Wayne3port and sent to Milliken'a Bend. General Grant was expected to leave on the 27th. Gen. Joe Johnson has command of the whole Western Depart ment, and is massing an immense force at Vicksbnrg, and in an emergency it is be lieved he can concentrate 150,000 men in its defence. The rebels are determined to stake everything in their endeavor to hold that place and Fort Hudson, and keen onen the communication to Louisiana. Arkansas. and Texas. The fortifications at Port Hud son are complete. The rebels feel great confidence in their ability to hold these two strong points. The latest advices from McClernand and the squadron say they had reached Young's Point, twenty miles above Vicksburg. m m W Information has been received in Washington that the Central Railroad, from San Francisco to Nevada, will be carried on to success. Out of three millions of sub scriptions required, four hundred thousand were got in Sacramento in one day. Two million dollars are set down as the share of San Francisco. The yearly coat of freights to Washoe, in Nevada, is estimated at six millions. The entire length of the railroad wsll be two hundred and seventy miles, and the highest grades over the mountains will be eighty feet to the mile. The road is to be part and parcel of the great Pacific Railroad. STETTADLR k BROTHER'S NEW YORK STORE, fjorncr of intra ana jeiaicare or., LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS Have just received a full assortment of GtEjST F.&1CI DRESS GOODS! KID GLOVES, HOSIERY, NOTIONS, Ac, Which e offer to the Public at the Lowest Cash. IPrices ! 0 TO WHOLESALE BUYERS We would only say, one of our firm, being con stantly in New York, we are enabled to keep np the best selected stock west of St. Louia, and buying Exclusively Tor Cash, we can eell Goods cheaper than any other House in the Western Country, The constant demand on us for Goods from Country Merchants, has induced us to open an exclusive Wholesale Department, Which enables us to FILL ANY ORDER! ENTRUSTED TO OUR CARE. STETTAT7ER & BRO-, NEW YORK STORE, Corner Delaware & Third Sts., Leavenworth. EXCITEMENT I N nornnnM ynifuo 1WU1 MHMfe Something New! tub maun i HENRY GANZ t AS JUST RECEIVED AT THE Big Stone Store HIS NEW STOCK OF FALL GOODS COMPRISING ALL THE ARTICLESjp USUALLY KEPT IN A IT He invites particular attcntiou to his splendid stock of READY MADE CLOTHING, direct from New York City. He flatters himself that he has now on hand THE NEWEST AND BEST STOCK OF GOODS IN THIS LINE IN WEST ERN KANSAS. comprising the VERY LATEST STYLES, which in view of the II AUD TIMES, he offers at tho V&Y LOWEST CASH PRICES ! '; lie has the mobt complete stock of ever offered in this market. Among the end. less variety of articles will he found plenty of staples, such as PRINTS, DENIMS, TICKINGS. SAT- INETS. DOMESTICS, STRIPES, CAS1MERES, JEANS, Ac And Other Goods in This Lint. Also : HOSIERY, HATS AND CAPS. Ilia GROCERY DEPARTMENT is up to the fullest standard, and comprises SUGARS, MOLASSES, SOAPS, FISH, CANDLES, TEAS, COFFEE, TOBACCO, OILS, DRIED FRUITS AND SPICES, Hiard and Bacon, SALT BY THE SACK OR BARREL. SCHOOL BOOB'S, SLATES AND STATIONERY! JOUX WII.SOM. STEWART HASTINGS, J. WILSON & HASTINGS, Formerly John Wilson Co. "Wholesale and Retail Dealers in HaUWAlE k CDTLEBY Iron, Steel, Nails, CIRCULAR SAWS, RUBBER BELTING No. 23 Delaware blrect, LEAVENWORTH, - KANSAS IiIIE ATTENTION OF BUYERS IS Invited to our Stock, which will be found as complete as any in the West; and we art determined that in the matter of Q-A.TJUTY AND IRICES, No firm west of St Louis shall give imntooisfBiuHiW! WiU pay particular attention to Orders from the Country Filling them Promptly rnd Faithfully, rnr Remember the place and address WILSON & HASTINGS, No 23 Delaware St bet. Mala & Second. R. J3. Lockwood, CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT FOR MORRIS COUNTY. Office at the Post Ofice In Couneil (J rote, KaJ. TS' III GOODS' WfiO