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Junction City, Kansas, SATURDAY, MAECH 31, 1863. LAND OFFICE. In some way, reporls frequently get into circulation, that the Land Office at this place is, or soon will be, closed. All such reports arc without foundation. In office hours, the office is always open for the transaction of business, and if it should ever become necessary to close the office, the public will be notified of the fact in advance by the proper officers. m m m m- Bgk, Lane's Railroad Bill, which has received the signature of the President, and become a law, will be found on our first page. The scheme is hardly a judicious one, yet it will be of great importance to the State. A portion of the land allowed will "come handy," while the other portion will, according to the pro visions of the bill, ' revert to the United States." Wc presume the fact that no provis ion is made for this western settlement is owing to the far advancement of the Leaven worth, Tawnce and Western Company, which has in its possession, for the building of their road, the richest lands of the West. The trea tics by which they obtained these lands, obll gates them to complete the road to Fort Riley within two years. We will therefore have a Railroad in running order up the Kansas Valley before any of these schemes are attempt cd to be carried into effect. V&- It would appear that the Second Ohio Cavalry were not dull students while in Kan sas. Our customs left such an impress upon their minds that to carry them out was second nature w ith them. To them is due the credit of the recent onslaught upon that vilest of the Copperheads, Sammedary's CrH. Although wc deeply regret the blunder of the boys for the rebel thing again appeals, they having only "gutted" the editorial rooms wc must commend the spirit they showed in thus aven ging the wrongs and insults heaped upon their brothers in the field by this class of traitors. The question arises, why does not the Gov ernment punish these traitors? They are ten fold more dangerous to our liberties, if allowed to proceed, than the rebels in arms. They not enly encourage them to a continuance of their war upon the Government, but sow the seeds of discord and dissension among our own peo ple. To them the rebels look with hope, and by them they are undoubtedly afforded sub stantial succor. A FIELD FOB LEAVENWORTH CAPITAL. The inducements held out by Western Kan sas to those seeking homes arc without doubt far superior to those of any other portion of ih West. Its prospects for a future of great prosperity are brilliant, indeed. Its capability of supporting a large agricultural population is but of minor importance when considered In connection with the inexhaustible mineral wealth imbedded beneath her surface. All these, in a few years, will be aided by the genius of man. The rumbling wheels of the railroad will be actively engaged in shipping to a river market the Coal and Salt, which have been so munificently bestowed upon our section of country. Western Kansas is somewhat behind other portions of the State in point of population ; but this is mainly owing to ignorance of her qualities, and the consequent direction of all trade to the Southern portion of the State. Notwithstanding this, the first Railroad began in the State points towards us, which, with the results likely to flow from the present agi tation of our mineral resources, and last win der s favorable legislation, will soon place us in advance of all other sections. What is wanting is Capital. Wc look upon Leavenworth City as the controlling commer cial mart of Kansas. We therefore assert that 1hc Coal Beds and Salt Springs of Western Kansas promise a larger remunerative field for Leavenworth Capital than abounds else where in the State. It will ultimately prove more advantageous than any investment which may be made in bridging the Kaw. Here will be a manufacturing community, and its wants will be varied and many. The Leavenworth, Pawnee & Western Railroad, now in course of construction, will open a market for these mineral products. Consequent upon the com plction of this road will be a large influx of settlers. A large trade will thus arise. We would therefore call the attention of Leavenworth capitalists to the rich Salt Springs of the Saline, Solomon and Republican rivers. These salines must be worked the wants of the State demand it. Ten years from now the great bulk of population will lie in the Smoky Hill and Republican Vallie9. In this field we propose that Leavenworth Capi- ialisis shall have the start. Salt works must be in operation, and our coal mines thoroughly opened, by the time the Railroad is completed We would prefer home to foreign capital, be cause of the liberal bonus offered by the State to companies who will develop our Salt Springs. Here, Leavenworth will have no rival south of the Kaw she will have Kansas City to contend with; hence, the profits result ing from such an investment as we speak of will yield richer results than any other that can be made. Brigadier Generals. Gets. Deitzler And Lee have been confirmed as Brigadiers, in take rank from November 29. 1862 Jobn McNeil, who killed ten bushwhackers in Missouri, has been conarmea a ungaaier. MB. BEECHES ON HIS OWN COUNTRYMEN. The following clever description of the " impressible " Yankee, and how to get rid of him, we find in the Scottish Amer ican : There lies, between the St. Lawrence and the Atlantic Ocean, a little gore of land, a few hundred miles long and wide, which seems to have been made up of the frag ments and leaxmcs, after the rest of the continent was made. Its riba stick out beyond all covering ; it has sand enough to scour all creation; there are no large rivers, but there are many nimble little ones, that seem to have been busy since the flood, in taking exercise over rifts and rocks. Its indigenous productions are ice, Indians and trees. Its wild fruits are whortleberries and chestnuts. About the time that this part of the continent was first explored, a great plague had swept off a large portion of the Indians. Trading and commercial adventurers had endeavored to effect a set tlement in Maunv The place seemed too hard for IndianiPirad roving traders. This tongue of land was 6et apart, apparently, for a wilderness, and it had peculiar apti tudos for keeping men away from it. Its summers were short, its winters long, its rocks innumerable, its soil thin. Bounded to the north by hyperborean cold, to the east by endless forests, to the south by the ocean only to the west was there an open ing through which the people could make their way out, should there ever be a popu lation. To settle this cold, sterile and sombre corner of the creation a race of men was raised up, called the Puritans. Matur alists tell ns that every plant has its insect, and every animal its parasite; so there must be some sort of animal adapted to live on these shores, and that animal was the Puri tan. The Puritan was not described by Cuvier, or any naturalist. None of the modern ethnographers have given attention to this class of beings. They have been described in popular literature and in news papers; and if we may not believe them, what shall we believe ? Taking our idea from political speeches and newspapers, the Puritan was a hard, tough, gannt creature, utterly devoid of taste and all the finer affections, but excessively endowed with a holy combativeness. He was always to be seen with his eyes earth-bound, and a sanc timonious face ; whenever they were lifted it was to find fault, or money, as the case might be. He is supposed to regard all men as wrong but himself ; his vocation is to put all things right. Therefore he is the moral thinker of the nniverse, and is for mending rips in morals, and putting patches upon conduct in general, making up the deficiencies he detects in providence and creation. Like the seabird, he is ever on the wing, and never better pleased than in a storm. This character infests the whole Western Continent, and causes more dis putes, controversies and excitements than all the rest of the population put together. No other personage could have lived in New England, and nothing else could if he did. lie was tougher than the stone, drier than the sand, more obstinato than the seasons, and, indeed, some naturalists tell us that since the Puritans settled in New England its climate has grown much milder; even New England winters could not stand, the eternal fault-finding of the Puritans. As long as this-controversy between nature and the Puritan was confined to New England, men were patient. But within a hundred years wo have seen great mischiefs intro duced upon the rest of the continent. Thore is the Hessian fly that has robbed millions on millions of dollars from the wheat crop ; there are weevils, and blights, and the curculio on trees; and then we have the Canada thistle, the very Yankee of botany sharp, hungry, prolific, with a million of seed?, and every seed sure to sprout, growing ten times as fast when you cut it up by the roots as when you let it alone. Among all these none have been so much deplored as the spread of the Yankee. He is the plague of the continent; goes everywhere ; engages in everything ; is always and everywhere the tame disputing, meddling, reforming character he was in England, and i9 in New England, and seems likely to be until the end of the world. Agitator in politics, disputant in theology, fault-finder in morals, prying up peaceful citizens houses to sec if the underpinning is safe the vender of gimcracks to every housekeeper, he has always some new way of grinding, or screwing, or twisting, or rolling, or churning, or knitting, or sewing, or plowing to show. His ploughs and washing-machines would build the Chinese wall. The Puritan Yankee has at last ex hausted the patience of the saints of the plantations, and they have determined to ( hunt him home to his den," and to shut him up there all by himself. We would suggest, therefore, that all tho Yankee in ventions be collected, and a wall be built of all the carts, ploughs, reapers, churns, sew ing machines, clocks, stoves, and all the contrivances which the indefatigable Yankee has invented, and that all the Yankee book", spelling-books, reading-books, his tories, geographies, theological books, be piled upon the top of these, and that it may be rendered lawful to shoot any Yan kee who attempts to scale the wall; and ihen it may be hoped that, left to feed upon jhese, they may become refined beyond the body, and peradventure the whole stock: may rise some windy day in blessed trans lation and leave the world in peace, to shudder at nothing any more, except the remembrance of the horrid Yankees. Douiphaa county must be fast portion of Kansas. There are four mur der cases and assaults with intent to kill oa the District Court docket Wm.Dnnnison trial for the murder of Schnltx. The pris oner is but 18 years of age, and the evidence against him is strong. f. The U. S. Senate adjourned tine Hie. on the 14th inst. GENERAL NEWS THUS. Garabaldi has issued an address to the English people, urging their sympathy in behalf ofthe Poles. There were rumors ia Paris of an alli ance between England, France and Austria to obtain a solution of the Polish question. It is reported that the Government con templates tho establishment at Annapolis of a camp of instruction for a hundred thous and men, an evidence of a purpose to give vitality to the conscription law. The Richmond Dispatch in a leader, speaks discouragingly of the prospects for food, and says the impressment of flour and grain by the Government authorities dis courages production. Palmerston, in the British Parliament, denounced strongly the shipment of negroes by France from Eygpt to Mexico, and called on France to repair the wrong. A letter from Florence, Ala., to the Mo bile Register, says Wayne county is full of renegades, styling themselves Union men. Joined by deserters from the rebel army they have become more formidable than ever. Frank Blair and C. C. Washburn have been confirmed as Major Generals. The nomination of Fred Steele " elicited warm discussion. About a dozen voted against Blair. The New York Times dispatch states that nine citizens of Fairfax were arrested there and sent to the old capitol prison, charged with having piloted the rebels in their raid on that place. The rebels who entered Fairfax just saved their distance in escaping with their plunder, Col. Johnson following them with cavalry so sharply as to recapture thirty or i forty-of their horses. One hundred and fifty citizen prisoners were sent from St. Louis to Washington last week. They are to be put inside the rebel lines via Fortress Monroe and James River, for exchange. Dispatches from Admiral Dupont men tion the capture of the schooner Belle, of Nassau, off the coast of Georgia, with a cargo of salt and coffee. She purported to be bound for Port Royal, but among her Captain's papers was found an agreement with the owners to run the blokade. It is said about 63,000,000 of gold have found their way into the Department of Gen. Grant within a few months past, and that before the search for contraband (roods commenced at Island No. 10, about $10,000,000 worth of goods had been brought here, most of which had gone South. A Washington dispatch to the New York Times, March 14th, says : We hear from Falmouth' to-night that an official report has been made to Headquarters of the discovery of negro cavalry pickets on the South bank of the Rapahannock, be low Fredericksburg. At the United States ford, night before last, a new and large encampment of the enemy was discovered, as if they were meditating another advance to this side. Our troops aie vigilant. A dispatch has been received from Salt Lake, stating that Judge Kennedy has issued a writ against Brigham Young, un der the polygamy act of Congress. The writ was served without trouble. Brigham gave bail in the sum of 2,000. The dis patch further says the civil authorities can be maintained in Utah without the aid of troops, A refugee, who arrived within our lines from Charleston, says the rebels have about four hundred guns in position around the city. The west side is poorly fortified. There are a number of iron clad shore bat teries in the harbor, mounted with the heaviest guns. He denies that the forts there have been cased with iron. Another iron clad was ready to launch, but the reb els lacked the necessary machinery. Sev eral thousand negroes were kept busy daily in strengthening the fortifications of the city. He thinks the city impregnable from water approach. The Tribune's dispatch states private let ters speak in alarm of the fleet which is in progress of construction in England for the use of the rebels. Our Government has been urged to demand in prc-emptory terms that they be forbidden to sail on their errand of destruction to American com merce ; an open threat of war being in the opinion of the writers a sure and only onlp means of putting an end to these secret hostilities. In high official circles here similar views are entertained. A gentleman from Savannah on the 20th ult., has arrived at Cincinnati. He was a member of the South Carolina Legislature. He reports two immense armies massed fi Tennessee one to hold Rosecrans in check while the other flanks him and enters Ken tucky, and moves directly "on to Louisville and Cincinnati. It is only waiting for the rivers to fall and the roads to dry up. The general talk in the South is that a fleet of iron clads will be ready in foreign parts this month. With these iron clads the Confederates propose to clear the Mississip pi, and co-operate in the movement on Kentucky. Kidnapping. A noted member of the rebel and bushwhacking fraternity, named Sim Wilbite, was caught last week in Wy andot, endeavoring to kidnap two negroes and carry them back to Missouri. He was tried by a Committee, and while some were in favor of delivering him to the authorities at Kansas City, a majority were for send ing him to Leavenworth. The majority prevailed, and the individual was started tor this city in charge of Captain Hoyt and two men. On the way up the kidnapper unaccountably escaped, and has sot been heard of since. When will rebels learn that Kansas atmosphere is unhealthy in its influence upon their respiratory organs ? Time. IThe War Department ia closely em ployed in arranging the machinery foe' the coming conscription. ro YickskMg. -r. DispatchesCfrom VicksWg, March 5; are favorable. River still rising; weather fine. Aa order ras issued yesterday for all boats under one hundred and ninety feet in length to report for transport ser vice immediately. -This is understood to mean an advaaee-.on Yazoo City. The rebels aaiSreported to be pjeparing several vessels as rams and gunboats to fight anything' that may run. the blockade in future. The Indianola was so bajjj, wrecked that she cannot be raised Gen. Johnson threaten onr officers should Adm nut liia threat to lianr the The fate of Vicksburg win De decided before the first of April. Dispatches two days later, state that the river has risen so high that General Mc demand's troops have been compelled to embark for Mulliken's Bend, 16 miles above this point. The levee is broken in several places. Recent operation at Lake Providence and elsewhere have resulted in the inundation of more than 100 miles of country. The Louisiana guerrillas have been completed drowned out from several points at which they used to trouble our gunboats. The Yazoo Pass project is an entire suc cess. The gunboats have arrived above Haines' Bluff, and will commence the at tack. It is thought the bluff is poorly for tified to defend against an attack from above. Rumors are rife to the effect that the rebels are evacuating Vicksburg. They will have to leave Grenada also as soon as we get possession of the Yazoo river. The greater part of this force will go to Chatta nooga, where they hope to overwhelm Rosecrans in the next battle. Johnson has gone to Tennessee, and will command the rebel army there in tho next battle. Our fleet captured 26 transports np the Yazoo. They destroyed 18 of them. The mortar boats will commence firing today. From Tennessee. Late boats from Memphis to Cairo bring afternoon papers of the 13 th Two Kcntnckians, late from Texas, give a gloomy account of affairs there. They met 2000 of Hindman's men on their way back to Texas, who say they would die before they would return to him. They consider the Confederacy on its last legs. There is great destitution and suffering everywhere,. The fare at the first-class hotels at Atlanta is beef without salt, roast ed sweet potatoes, coffee made of burnt molasses, for which 'fare they were charged $15 a day. Well to-do farmers have sub stitues in the army, and women were only supported who were poor. People desire peace on any terms. Soulstreet's guerrillas, represented as 'an independent band, composed largely of men of desperate fortunes, have for months past afflicted the people around Bolivar. Last Monday a detachment was sent out from Bolivar to look after Soulstreet, who was found ten miles southeast of that place. He was completely routed, 187 of his men captured, and the remainder killed and wounded. All the country between Jackson and the Tennessee river is submerged, the water being from 2 to 6 feet deep. The Tennes see river last week rose in six hours eight feet. Van Dorn crossed Duck river, but finding the Tennessee high and boats de stroyed, turned back to Columbia, Tenn. It is believed his movements towards Mid dle Tennessee were mere feints, and the object was to make an attack upon our lines somewhere between Corinth and Columbus. m m t JK- Proclamation by the President. Executive Mansion, March 10. In pursuance of the 26th section of an act of Congress, entitled an act for enrolling and calling out the National forces, approv ed on the 3d of March, 1863, I, Abraham Lincoln, President, and Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, do hereby order and commaud that all soldiers enlisted or drafted into the ser vice of the United States, now absent from their regiments without leave, shall forth with return to their respective regiments ; and I do hereby declare and proclaim, that all soldiers now absent from their respective regiments withont leave, who shall, on or before the 1st of April, 1863, report them selves at any rendezvous designated by the General Order of the War Department No. 58, may be restored to their respective regi ments without punishment except forfei ture of pay and allowances during their absence ; and all who do not return within the time specified, shall be arrested as de serters, and punished as the law provides ; and whereas evil disposed and disloyal per sons, at sundry places, have enticed and procured soldiers' to desert and absent them selves from their regiments, thereby weak ening the strength of the army, and pro long the war, and giving aid and comfort to the enemy, and cruelly exposing the gallant and faithful soldiers remaining in the ranks to increased hardship and danger, I do hereby call upon all patriotic and faithful citizens to oppose and resist the aforementioned dangerous and treasonable crimes, and aid in restoring to their regi ments all soldiers absent without leave, and to assist in the execution of the act of Con gress for enrolling and calling out the Na tional forces, and for other purposes, and to support the proper authorities in the pros ecution and punishment of offenders against said act, and in suppressing the insurrection and rebellion. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand. Done at the city of Washington, this 10th day of March, A. D. 1863; and of the Independence of the United States Ihe 87th. tfy the President. Signed . Abraham Xwcoln. Edwin M. Stamox, Sec'y of War. QJOMHia s4feHkMtiMroon rfBHHPMvcarrv . -r tji The Amy of tfce Petoaac The New York Herald's special savs information has-reached there that the rebels have a considerable force of cavalry, artillery and infantry in the Shenandoah Valley. Reliable intelligence nas reached the Government that Lee's army is not materially weakened, but has been indus triously employed erecting defensive works at Fredericksburg. No intention has been manifested of abandoning that point. A special to the Mercury says that Gen eral Hooker will be ready to move in about a week. It is rumored he will march direct to Richmond via Urbana, on the lower Rappahannock. The Herald has the following: There are unmistakeable preparations now being made for a speedy movement of the army. Our transportation is now being-cut down to facilitate movements in the coming march, and officers are warned beforehand that all superfluous baggage must be sent home; while all that hold commissions in the line have been notified that their wedge tents cannot be transported for them in the future, and that in the coming campaign nothing more will be allowed them than shelter tents, such as the men have, which they can carry on their backs. Tho last fact alone is a sufficient forewarning of the trials, troubles, discomforts and severities of the next campaign. Attempt to Morder. Last Saturday evening, as Mr, Ed. Ste uenson, ex-commissioner, was returning from the city to his residence, he was met in South Leavenworth, near the resideuce of N. H. Wood, Esq., by a man on horse back, who accosted Mr. Stevenson, and asked him if his name was Ed. Stevenson. Mr. Stevenson replied that it was, when the person drew a revolver and commenced firing at him. Three shots were fired. One shot entered the left breast near the nipple, passed downward, and backward, and came out at the lower portion of the spine, thus traversing the left lung. The other entered tho neck on. the left side, midway between the chin and the collar-bone, passed down ward and outward through the shoulder blade. Both are bad wounds, and Dr. Logan thinks they may prove fatal. The neighbors were attracted to the place, where Mr. Stevenson was found, by the report of the pistol and the noise mada by hin He was carried to his home, and a physician sent for, who pronounced the wounds fatal. The attack occurred at about eight o'clock in the evening. Mr. Stevenson thinks he recognized the assassin, and officers are on the lookout for him. Mr. Stevenson has been a prominent cit izen of this county for the Inst few years. He has been suspected of disloyalty, and has made several enemies by the course he has pursued since tho outbreak of the re bellion ; yet the cause of his attempted assassination is not known. Bulletin. The Robbery. We gave a hasty account last week of tb'e robberies committed by Zulavsky. The following additional,cts may not be unin teresting : Deputy Sheriff Soule arrested Z. in St. Joseph, and brought bim to this city on Thursday last. He is now confined in the county jail. On Friday morning he was taken before Justice Ladd; and, waiving examination, he was held in $2,500 for appearance at next term of the District Court. He expects to be able to give the bail required in a few days. Louis Carpenter, Esq., of this city, is his attornoy. Zulavsky i3 a nephew of Louis Kossuth, the celebrated and honored Hungarian ref ugee, who years ago created so much en thusiasm in our country. He came to Kansas from Boston, Mass., highly recom mended by the most prominent gentlemen of that city to those who have proved his best friends here. It is clear to all who arc acquainted with the facts in the case, that he has dishonored both. Lawrence Jour. Arrival of Indians. Major Colley arrived in town yesterday, from Colorado, with a delegation of Indians from the following tribes: Cheycnnes, Arapahoes, Kiowas, Apaches and Coman ches. There were a few squaws with them. They leave soon for Washington to have a talk with the Great Father. TheChey ennes are of large stature the largest on the Plain. Most of them are old men and chiefs, or leading men in their tribes. Mr. Addis kindly , invited them to visit the theatre last evening, and they enjoyed the play hugely. At one time, when tbe house applauded, one of them gavo a loud whoop. Lcav. Bulletin, m m i Contraband Good Captured. The steamer Ruth was arrested at Col umbus on her last trip down, having on board 210 boxes shipped by Russel, Hayes & Co., of St. Memphis, said to contain oranges, but in reality have uniform cloth ing for the rebels, quinine, and a rebel mail. An investigation was made, and it was ascertained that the Government aent on board the boat, E. D. Chamberlin,was an accomplice in tbe matter, and ho bad ignominiously betrayed his trust. m m B. A special to the Herald says infor mation has been received that Secretary Chase has been very successful in making arrangements in New York for extensive loans, which will realize tbe wants of the Government to such an extent as precludes the probability of an additional issue of legal tenders. m m m 9& James T. Brady, oae of the most active supporters of Gov. Seymour in tbe recent election in New York, Bade an elo quent Union speech at the great Cooper Institute meeting, a few days since. Among oiuer wiags, he said: "Xnat, whenever a Yankee located a blacksmith hop, a tavern, or a school-house, he never receded from them." New fcy Friday Meraiag'i Mail.' Mr. Conrad, of Louisiana, introduced resolutions on the 11th, in the rebel Con gress, looking to peace. A Mobile dispatch of the 7th says, The Yankees have come np tbe Tennessee river to Florence, Alabama, with a fleet of gun boats. About 500 cavalry bad landed, and were destroying all in their route throagiv m Franklin, Lawrence and Marion conntie? towards Aberdeen, Miss. New Orleans advices of the Sth state prepartions are made for an immediate attack on Port Hudson. Troops and muni tions of war have already moved in that direction. Gen. Banks and Gen. Graver have started for Baton Rouge. The attack on Port Hudson is to be made by had and water. A Washington dispatch of the 16th says : Tho Government detectives arrested today Miss Antoinette Ford, who planned the capture of Stooghton and staff at Fairfax iourcn. &ne lived opposite atoughtons headquarters, and was in the habte of re ceiving Confederate officers in disguise. She had among her papers from prominent rebels a commission as honorary Aid-de-Camp on Gen. Stuart's staff. She enjoyed considerable intimacy with our unsuspect ing officers. Gen Sigel has withdrawn his resignation at the remonstrance of his friends. Gen. Hooker and his Medical Director report the health of the Army of the Potomac as un surpassed by any similar army ever known, and add that they believe the sickness of our army to be seventy-five per cent less than that of the rebels. After Gen. Tuttle had received instruc- tions from Gen. Hurlburt, at Memphis, to direct Gen. Asboth to reinforce Fort Don elson either by land or water, provided that tho report that the rebels were in & vicinity proved true, tho following dispatch was received at headquarters : To Brig. Gen. J. M. Tuttle, Command'g Cairo : Col. Lowe has just received a dis patch from Col. Harding, of yesterday, saying that the report that the rebels aro near Fort Donelson. is entirely unfounded. , Operator. m Capture of Yazoo City. The Cincinnati Gazette's Memphis dis patch says it is reported Admiral Porter has received information that the Yazoo Pass expedition has captured Yazoo City, and destroyed the rebel fleet. Porter mo- r menta.ily expected intelligence from Haines Bluff, announcing the arrival of our force?, which would be the signal for a combined attack on the fortifications. Judge Constable, of the Fourth Judicial District of Illinois, has been arrested by order of Gen. Wright, for resisting the arrest of deserters. He will be tried by the U. S. Court at Indianapolis. tST Congress failed to pass a bill pro viding for compensation to loyal slave owners in Missouri, by which that State would have been helped to rid itself of Slavery. The Emancipationists in tho Le gislature now propose to call a Convention to so amend the Constitution as to perr! ijradual emancipation. While it seeaioo probable that Congress would pass the bill giving Missouri twenty millions to abolish Slavery at once, the pro-slavery journals and politicians of the State, who opposed this, expressed themselves loudly in favor of gradual emancipation. We hope they aro still of the same mind. New Hampshire Election. Returns from seventy-five towns give Gilnjorc(Rep.) 24,881; Easton (Dem.) 25,722; Harri man (Union Dem.) 3573. Theso returns indicate that there is no election of Gover nor by the people. The Republicans will have n majority in the Governor's Council, Senate and House of Representatives. It is believed that all the Republican candi dates for Congress are elected. Their majorities in the First and Second Districts will be small. Gen. Grancer came un with tho enemy at Rutherford's Creek, (four miles north of Columbia, Tenn.) on the eyening of the 10th inst, The advance guard was skirmishing throngh tho day, and lost two killed and several wounded, but captured several rebels. One of them reports Col. Cobnrn, with 2000 men escaped, and were making their way to our lines. tST We learn from Mr. Denham, who has canvassed Elmandora, by appointment of the Farmer's Club, that seventeen acres will be planted in cotton in that townsojj), also 4 acres of tobacco. Some flax would be raised, could seed be procured. Empo ria Newt. NOTICE. Jcsctio Citt, Kansas, Jan. 26, 18G3. I, Oilman D. Brooks, certify that on the 4th day of December, I860, I located Military Bounty Land Warrant, No. 29,438, 120 acres, on lots No. 8, 9, and 10 of section 5, township 0, range 1, east, containing 127 30-100 acres, for which I received Register and Receiver's Cer tificate, No. 1881, also ex cash Receipt, No. 458. Both of which hare been either mislaid or stolen from me. Said land has in no wise been sold or alienated by mc to any other person, in whole or in part. And I intend, on the 14th dy of March, 1863, to make application at tho Register's Office, Junction City, for the Patent to the said land issued in my name. nl4-7U WATSON & BRACE, wholesale dealers in DRY GOODS, BOOTS AND SHOES, ClOHIIG AID OITFITTIIG W. : 13, Delaware Street, Leaveawerth, KaaaaS JUSTICES' BLANKS all l&lai 1 ns AT THIS OmCB M FOFATT'B MEDICINES, For Sal? by HALL.