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K- v-.Cjr-.5 5 "5v'' TT .- - n- & I) ttniirn Junction Oity, Kansas, SA.ITClttDA.'Sr. DEC. SO, 18C3. The Pceposc of the Railboad Contractors. We publish a letter in another column from one 'of these gentlemen, which declares the intention of the Compan3 to run the road as far south as 'they can, in order to accommodate the New Mex ico and Colorado trade. Should they adhere to this notion, the road will certainly go out the Smoky Hill. It will slightly spoil the prospects of the Atchison, Council Grove and Santa Fe concern. A BONE OF CONTENTION REMOVED. "The telegraph informs us that Schofield is to be relieyed by Rosencrans, and General Ewing will be superseded by Major General Cunis. In the removal of Schofield the Radicals of Missouri and Kansas have accomplished a great and complete victory over the rebel-loving Con servatives, who have retarded the wheels of progress in Missouri, and have kept on her gar ments the taint of Slavery. We are glad the President hns yielded to their importunities, for he has thereby recognized his only true friends, and impelled onward the cause they have been so arduously laboring fcr. We are too thankful for this act of right and justice to make any pressing inquiries as to why this man is the recipient of any favors at all of the Admiustra tion. His uselessness and pro-slaveryism have been apparent to every body, and his criminal lienency towards bushwhackers and rebels has set Missouri back at least twenty years. Under the loyal, active Rosencrans bushwhacking will be stopped, and the cause of Emancipation hur ried on just to the extent of the mighty influence of his osition, which will be transfered from the Copperheads to it. The removal of General Ewing is of conse quence only as it gives a place to the gallant and able Curtis, and removes an unpleasant question from our State politics. We have always re garded Ewing a failure as a military man, and this idea, together with his association with the Schofield party of Missouri, have embittered a greater portion of our people against him. The appointment of Curtis will be in harmony with the sentiments of our people. THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC. The Army of the Potomac has occupied about the Bame position throughout this war as the fifth wheel to a wagon being a weight to the great machine, but no use. True, it has jolted the Nation occasionally, but that it couldn't help, and was to be expected. Its uselessness is increasing every day, and during the past three -months hns been a decided tax upon the patience of the people. At times the telegraph startles us with bombastic threats of an advance, but it all 6peedily dies away, ebc we are informed of a retreat. In our innocence of military matters, we have always been at a loss to know why two hostile armies could lay in camp for months within sight of each other without a collision It looks about as ridiculous as it would were a militia force called out to disperse a mob and should stand looking at tiie bold front of the outlaws without making an effort to scatter them. But the country generally is acquiescing in the trifling of this Army. Whether it is deemed only a defensive arm we are unable to Bay, though it would seem 60 from the quiet into which the press has been lulled regarding its inactivity. From present appearances one would judge that the rebellion is to be suppressed and civil government restored to all the States, leav ing a hostile army at the gates of the Capital to be annihilated before peace reigns supreme. It is unpleasant to 6ce any one part of the work lag. The Army ol the Potomac ought to finish up its work with the other arms of the Government. But owing to its proximity to the focus of the political buzzards, and the scarcity of uucon taminatcd material to direct it, such will proba bly be too much to expect of it. It is evident that it is doing no good now, which we think calls for a change. Its present commander has done nothing the credit of Gett3sburg belongs to Hooker, as we think the circumstances, and his previous and subsequent success proves. We believe Uiat U. S. Grant could lead that army to victory ; and we have but little confi dence in any one else. He has been the onlv truly successful man of the war. i ENLIST IN THE SIXTEENTH. We have no means of knowing the number of men raised for the Fifteenth and Sixteenth regi ments, or whether the number thus raised will be credited to the State on the number called for by the proposed draft of the 5th of January. It would seem Uiat every man of the number assigned to our State by Uie General Govern ment is expected, as we have no assurance that there will be no draft only as we fill our quota. No respect will be paid the circumstances of our people, or the ten fold sufferings they have given the cause. But the patriotism of the people of Kansas will not permit of complaining while a rebel hand is raised. As onerous as has been the portion assigned to her, we mnst bear it through to preserve untarnished the glorious reputation she now enjoys. Rare inducement are offered men to enlist. Recruiting officers are hard at work for the Sixteenth. Aside from the pecuniary induce ments held out, State and personal pride unite in urging all forward to the maintenance of our credit Not far in the distance can be seen a plain glimmer of Peace ; its rays are enlarging nd brightening every day, and we think that a twelve-month will not elapse before its brilliancy will cover the land as the sun at noon-tide. A roan enlisting in the Sixteenth can safely do so with the expectation of being discharged before half his term of service expires. The officers of the'Sixteenth have splendid reputations, and the policy of the regiment will be radical io the most radical sense. Enlist in the Sixteenth. state Items. The Tenth Kansas Rgitnentk Colonel Wieer, has been ordered to Alton, Illinois v A bridge is to be buill across the Big Blue nt MaryaviHc, at a cost of $8j(KKk Forty-two car loads of railroad iroii have already left Chicago for the Pacific road. Maj. Plumb has been ordered, to Humboldt with six companies of the 11th Kansas. The l2th A'ansas, Col. Chas. W. Adams, has gone to Fort Gibson to escort a train. A contract for 220 mules has been let at Fort Leavenworth, to a gentleman from St. Jo., for $174 50 each. A high figure. The cotton recently stopped by military au thority at Leavenworth, Lawrence and A'ansas City, is said to be worth 40,000. A farmer near Lawrence cleared this year $2000 on Sorghum. He made his own syrup and sold it for 50 cents per gallon. Wc learn by a private telegram, that Joseph Faber, with nine other men, were recently frozen to death on the Platte. Times. Carney & Stevens rent one of their rooms in their new store in Leavenworth for 2,200 per annum. Within a few months the time of nearly ten Kansas regiments will have expired. They will be " welcome home."' United States Collector Speer deposited with Scott, Kerr & Co., on the loth inst., 12,000, and on the ICth, $17,000, taxes collected in this District. The Times learns that the authorities of Shaw nee county, aided by Mr. Whiting, havesucceed- ed in ferrctting out the scamp who purloined Marshal McDowell's pocket-book during a trip to Topeka. We hope a lesson will be taught him he will not like to learn. Nathan Shalor, who has been keeping a store nt Muscotah, Atchison county, has absconded with seven thousand dollars in money belonging to the Kickapoo Indians. Maj. C. B. Keith, the agent of the Kickapoos, has followed Shalor as far as Syracuse, N. Y., but has not yet recovered the money. A man named Pickctts, member of Captain Dunlap's company, loth regiment, was walk ing through a street in Elwood,Doniphan conn ty, when some villain came up behind him with an axe and split his head open, killing him instantly. The murderer has not been discovered. The harness makers and saddlers of Atchi son struck for higher wages on Monday of last week, and refused to work unless their terms were acceded to. Of course everybody was compelled to submit, and now purchasers of harness and saddles will havdf to fork over more " greenbacks." Labor these days is king, and not capital. Champion. Personal. Col. W. F. Cloud, of the Army of the Frontier, arrived in our city on Tues day last, and departed yesterday morning for Leavenworth, en rou'.c for Washington, as wc are informed. His three years hard service in the " Army of the Lord " has, to judge by his abearance, but tended to enhance his health and vieor. In the ranks of the heroes of the Army of the Frontier, Col. Cloud stands with the foremost. Lawrence Tribune. NEWS GLEANINGS. Congress is taking steps to abolish the S-JC0 clause of the conscription act. The conscription has raised the sum of 5,- 500,000 dollars, Toads in London market arc worth one dol lar and half per dozen. They are bought by gardeners, and used as bug catchers. A bill is before the West Virginia Legislature to prohibit the manufacture and sale of spirit uous liquors in that State. The per centage of sick through the army is said to be lower at the present time than it has been for the last two years. General Banks has opened a recruiting office in Brownsville, Texas. Over one hundred Tex- ans enlisted on the first day. To cbtain a lot of land near Central Park, New York, for a hotel, $750,000 has been offered and refused. Swiss landlords won't entertain Southerners nnless they pay in advance, and slaveholders are not received at all. There are 43.000 colored troops actually in the field, and 106,000 negroes in all employed in the army. There are 38,183 houses of worship in the United States, of which 12,813, or about thirty- three per cent, ore in Rebeldom. Intelligence from Western Africa represents Liberia to be rapidty devoloping the elements which constitute a free and prosperous nation. We see by Philadelphia papers that John B. Gough, the mighty temperance champion, is drawing the largest houses there ever before known. A bark was recently captured at the mouth of the Rio Grande, with a cargo valued at ono hundred thousand dollars. 122,825 live hogs were received in Chicago in one week recently, enough, the Tribune says to make 5,800 miles of sausage. Mr. Washburne, of Illinois, has introduced a bill creating the office of Lieutenant General a position heretofore held by General Scott, but now intended for General Grant. On the 9th inst., Mr. Lane, of Kansas, gave notice of bills providing for the adjustment of the accounts of the 5th and 6th .Kansas regi ments, and for indemnifying the citizens of Lawrence for Quantrell's raid. On Saturday last there were tweaty thous and live hogs in the yards at Suspension Bridge, awaiting shipment by way of the Cen tral Railroad to Albany, Boston and Hew York. G. W. Hall, Government horse contractor, and E. E. Smith, horse inspector, have bees convicted by a court martial in Cincinnati, and sentenced to imprisonment fur five years, and a fine of $30,000 each for swindling. C. G. Guntber has been alected Mayor of New York, although opposed by a majority of its press, and denounced by Mozart and Tammany politicians. New Yorkers were surprised at the result, and so, perhaps, was Gunther. The number of veterins who will re-enter the service-, from the Army of the Potomac will be upwards of SO.OdOj add an equal, if not larger, proportions of veterans -in other armies wili vol unteer for three years or the war. Schuyler Colfax was born in New York City March 23, 1823, received a good common school education, was bred a printer, and settled in Indiana in 1836. Be has been the editor and publisher of the South Bend Register ever since he became of age. John Morgan had crossed the Tennessee at Gellespie's Landing, but was closely pursued. Sixteen of his escort were captured. Morgan escaped on a race horse presented to him in Kentucky. Return prisoners from Richmond report at Fortress Monroe, .that our prisoners were com fortable and well fed, through provisions sent them from the loyal States. A free negro, cap tured at Gettysburg, was among them, The HarriBburg Telegraph calls for a monu ment to Jenny Wade, the heroine of Gettys burg. She was making bread for our army during the battle, having refused to leave her house, which was within range of both armies, and was shot through the heart. The Herald's special says Senator McDougal will introduce a joint resolution declaring the French invasion of Mexico an unfriendly act toward this country, and inquiring if it be not the duty of the United States to declare war against France. From the report of the Secretary of War it appears that the rebels hold as prisoners about 13,000 of our men, and we 40,000 of theirs. Under such circumstances we are bound to in sist upon a fair exchange, and the more speedy the better. Grant's victories in front of Chattanooga have given us possession of the Chickamauga battle ground. It was discovered that our brave men who fell on the field (19th and 20th September) were unburied. Not only that, but some of their heads had been cut off and set up on stumps, and stuck on poles! A correspondent of the Boston Traveler on board one of the iron clads at Charleston writes that the monitors, after a Beige of five months, are now in a better and more efficient condition, in consequence of improvements, than at the commencement of active operations. The gen eral testimony, however, is in favor of the effi ciency of the frigate Ironsides, and the opinion is expressed that if several vessels of this class were at the disposal of Government less diffi culty would be experienced in obtaining posses sion of the city. m m m The Pacific Railroad to Tap New Mexico. The following letter, taken from the San ta Fe New Mexican, will explain itself: Wyandotte, Oct. 31, 1863. Dear Sir: In answer to your commun ication through Mr. Houghton, I beg leave to state that the main line of the Union Pacific Railway, K. D , commences on the south bank of the Kansas river, so as to connect with the Pacific Railroad of Mis souri, runs up the Kansas river taFort Riley. It is the purpose of the company and tho expressed desire of the Gov ernment that the continuation of our line west of Fort Riley should be located far enough south to accommodate the Colorado and Santa Fc trade. This cempany, with the California Cen tral, have the only existing charters to cross the continent with railroad, all other compa nies having forfeited all their grants and endowments by the lapse of time. With reference to our eastern connec tions, arrangements ate already concluded with the Pacific Railroad of Missouri for the immediate completion of their road to the connection with the Union Pacific Rail way, . D., at the State line of Missouri and Kansas, and also to run a Railway from Kansas City to Cameron, on the Hannibal and St. Joseph Road, thereby giving an immediate connection with Chicago. We shall open the first section of 40 miles west from Kansas City on the 1st day of January, 1864, and shall go right on with the work at the rate of a mile per day, until the work is completed. I shall be very glad to hear from you and to have you forward to us such infor mation within your knowledge as in your judgment will promote the iaterest of the enterprise, particularly tho statistics of the resources and trade of that wonderfully favored and yet little known country. Faithfully yours, J. M. HALLETT, Agent. To Hon. Miguel A. Otero. Telegrams. Washington, Dee. 14. A special to the times says that Lee's cavalry endeavored, on Sunday, to cut Meade's communication with Washington by destroying the bridge across Cedar Creek near Catlett's Station. About seven hun dred made a dash on the guard posted at the bridge, but were driven off after a short fight. The line of railroad from the front to Alexandria will be protected hereafter by both cavalry and infantry. The President has yielded to the demand made by the Loyal League representatives. Gen. Schofield has been remoyed and order ed to report at Washington. Letters have been received here from prominent conservative members of the rebel Congress, from North Carolina, ask ing, unofficially, upon what terms Southern States would be permitted to return to the UnioB. The inundation of the army with politi cal Brigadier Generals has received such earnest protest from Generals Grant and Hooker, that it is not only very certain that the flood' will be stayed in future out that Congress will correct many past errors in this respect. The Clerk ef t3 Senate's Military Com mittee, the Hoase Librarian, -and several other minor officials at the Capitol, ittspeot cd of sympathy with secessionists, were to day removed. It has recently eome to the knowledge of the Government that there are, aloar the frontier of Canada, upwards of 10,000 de serters, moat of them hi a euferiBg-coodi-tion, and anxious to return and join their regiments. It is probable that a proclama tion will shortly be issued by tho President offering pardon to ill' who return to their regiments within thirty days. The Times' correspondence dated in camp, near Portsmouth, Vn., says: Brigadier General Wild, commanding the colored troops in this Deparement, has undertaken a most important expedition. His brigade left this vicinity on Saturday last, in two columns, one taking the route through Princess Anne county, via Kemp ville Great Bridge, the other following the path of the Dismal Swamp Canal, now for sometime inside of our lines. The columns united at Kentonyille, N. C, whence an advance was made on Elizabeth City, which was occupied yesterday without any oppo sition. Congressional. Washington, Dec. 15. Senator Wilson presented memorials ask ing for an increase of pay for Paymaster's clerk., hospital stewards and inspectors of customs in Boston. Lane, of Kansas, on leave, introduced a bill pepviding that all traffic in gold, silver, and foreign exobangp, for fpccu!alive pur poses, or the purchase through a broker, by depositing less than the full amount of the purchase, or on what is known as a margin, is expressly prohibited. Section two prohibits the sale of gold, silver or foreign exchange to any bunker or broker, directly or indirectly, nt any place exoept at the regular banking house or banker's office. Section three prohibits the sale of gold, silver or foreign exchange, unless actually delivered and paid for on delivery. Section four provides as the penalty for violating any of the provisions of the act, on conviction before the United States District Court, in the district where tho offence is committed, a sum of not less than , or more than ten thousand dol lars, and imprisonment for not less than one or more than twolvc months for each offense Section gve gives the informer half the fine Mr. Foote introduced a bill granting public lands to the People's Pacific Rail road and Telegraph Line, by the North western route, and asked that the bill be referred to a special committee. A Bill to Reorganiza the Rebel States. Mr. Ashley, of Ohio, will introduce an important bill providing, in accordance with the President's measage and proclamation, for the establishment of a provisional mili tary government over districts of the coun try in rebellion, and for authorizing loyal citizens of such districts to organize State Governments. The bill of Mr. Ashley confers upon the President the power to appoint for every district in rebeldom, a Military Governor, who is to have civil administration, until the State governments can be formed, and Senators and Representatives to Congress elected. Whenever the people desire a re-orgnni-zation of the State Government, the Mili tary Governor is to order an enrollment of all loyal electors. .As soon as too number of the latter will be cnunl to one-tenth of the electors at the Presidential electors in 1860, the Military Governor shall order an election of a State Convention, which shall be authorized to form a State Government, provided it is not repugnant to the Consti tution of the United States, or the Presi dent's Proclamation of January 1st, 1863, and slavery is forever prohibited and abol ished. Tbe new Constitution i. to be sub mitted to the people, and after its adoption, Senators and Representatives to Congress may be elected. All the laws of the for mer constitutions.of these districts, making distinctions betweenrwhito and blaek per sons, are abrogated, aud any infringement of individual freedom is to ' bo punished as kidnapping. Buffering on the Plains. Freighters here estimate that there are not less than one hundred trains on the Plains between the river and the mountains. Heavy snows fell in the mines some three weeks ago, and we have had many accounts of men and cattle being frozen to death. The heaviest snow storm known in Kansas for years, has just visited us, and it is prob able that the whole route from Leavenworth to Denver is covered with snow. There is no grass, and hay can only be had at the ranches. Cattle must be dying by hun dreds from hunger and cold, and it will be marvellous if we do not learn that many persono have perished in this storm. A severe winter is at hand, and terrible suf fering must follow it. Since the above was written, we learn from Joseph C. Irwin, Esq., that the firm of Irwin, Jackman & Co., government freighters, have lost over two thousand head of cattle. M. M. Jewctt, who freights between this place and Denver, has lost eighty head of cattle. Passengers who arrived last night from Denver, state that oxen and mules are dying by hundreds on that route. Conservative. m Steam Buggy ix New York. Consid erable attention was attracted by a light steam carriage on Broadway yesterday orning. It has the appearance of an or dinary baggy minus the shafts, and tbe steam apparatus was ob tbe rear axle. Two persons were riding in the carriage, wuica moved quietly and smoothly. it is a Boston notion, manufactured oy Roper & Austin, and the driver (conduc tor f) informed our reporter tbe engine would go on any trade, and that a hod or coal woald run it thirty miles. He de sueas of matching it against any trotting horse in the world for tl.000. This nov elty was rolling along toward Central Park when our reporter encountered it. New The Earepeaa Congress. Napoleon, the most astute of Europe monarchs, has by circular letter invited what he chooses to designate the- fifteen principal powers of Europe, to a conference or con gress. So far no favorable response has come from any of the leading great nations. England has positively dccliued to be con cerned in this wholesale swindle. Russia flatly refused until Poland is quiesceut. Austria is silent, and Prussia shows her teeth. Spain, in the very face of the invi tation, is reported to have contracted an alliance with the hereditary enemy of bis throne, the heir and grand son of Louis Phillippe, the Court de Paris. This, if true, is an open bold defiance of the power of Napoleon. Is tho Napoleonic dynasty of the nephew of his uncle to meet with the same fate as that of tho first ? Is the ambition of the nephew to result as did that of the uncle? Both possessed of keen, astute, subtle, far- searching intellects, the former did, and the latter will, overreach himself by spreading widely the meshes nf ambition. No one intellect can control and covcrn a world The interests of a world are too vast and divergent for any one limited mind, how ever tar beyond its compeers in power, to grapple, comprehend and govern. Napoleon, infatuated with success, has been vain glorious enough, notwithstanding the failure of tho master-mind of his uncle, to believe that not by the military force of the French nation alone, but by vast diplo matic international combinations he could affect and rule the great interests of civili zation. Thus far bis policy differs from that of his uncle, and thus far it is wiser and cheaper. It costs Franee less but Europe more. England is no longer a stop to bis organ. Her immense naval power is no longer at his service. He has provoked, both by the Crimean war and by his proposed interfer ence in the Polish imbroglio, the eternal hatred of the Romanoffs. All the legiti ! mists of Europe, monarchs and all, dislike tbe parvenu Emperor- They would rejoice id ms overinrow. ne seems io do prepar ing tbe waj for his downfall with fatuitous blrndaess. We are not Slaw; That we have not been slower than other itions in carrying on war is shown by i few facts alluded to by Parke Godwin in i speech which we quote from below : "Europe said wo were slow, but bo re membered that tbe great Wellington took six years to drive Napoleon out of Spain, a country as large as Virginia, and then he- retired because of reverses elsewhere. Four nations of Europe took two years to occupy the Crimea, a country about as large as New Jersey. England took 28 months to sup press tbe Sepoy rebellion, about as great an undertaking as to put down a rebellion among tbe negroes of a county in South Carolina. France bad, in more than a year, succeeucu in frettm? oniv aoout iou mile. into Mexico, where she held a very inse cure position. The masterly geiieralshij which enabled Hooker to baffle Lee befon Gettysburg showed that wc had crilitan genius among us. Tbe marches of Fremont rivalled those of Napoleon. Tho charge of Zngonyi equalled the charge of Balnklava. If English poets sang of -Nelson and Trat" algar, ours would sing of Farragut carrying bis wooden ships through a sheet of fire and flame to New Orleans. If the great cam paign of Napoleon in Italy made his rcpu tntion, there was a man in the Southwest who had given no tinsel imitation." Corn Bids. There were but three bids for furnishing tbe one hundred and twenty thousand bush els of corn advertised to be contracted for at the Fort on the 16th inst. Tbt lowest bid was $1 10 per bushel ; the other two were $1 20. We understand the contract was not awarded, tbe bids bc ing too high. If these bids be any criterion, onr farm ers will make handsomely this year. Here tofore, produce has been low, bnt these high bids for corn would lead one to think that this staple article will be sold at high fig ures. Leav. Times Good News from Texa. A New Orleans correspondent of the Boston Traveler writes that tbe expedition of Gen. Banks to Texas is a glorious suc cess. The Union men are rallying under under the standard of Gen, Banks in large numbers. All tbe Texans required was a force to back them up, and they have re peatedly said if a sufficient army was sent to assist them, thay would soon have Texas all right ; and they have already proved the truth of their statement, for ben. iJanks has recruited two regiments since he has been in that State, and the work is still going on. m m BP- Senator Bayard, of Delaware, never havinz taken tbe anti-rebellion oath re quired by act of last session, was informally reminded of that fact by the President, re questing him to say whether he was pre pared to taka it, and he replied in the neg ative, adding that if the Senate, by a formal vote, required him to sign, he should resign. The question will probably be brought up to-morrow, and there is no doubt, if he keeps his promise, Delaware will have a lore fitting representative. B. S. RICHARDS, MANUFACTURER r DEALER IN SADDLES & HABNESS, WHIPS, SPURS, COLLARS, Bridles, Check-Reins, Homes, See. 53 Delaware Street, LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS. 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Collections made and Taxes paid for on -residents. nltf GRAPE VINES BY MAIL I T OFFER FOR SALE THIS FALL J. and next spring over ONE THOUSAND hardy, acclimated, (layered) Grape Vine Roots of the Delaware, Diana, Concord, Taylor, (Bul litt) To-Kalon. Franklin, &c. Ice. I also havo several hundred Isabella and CatawbaG rape Vine Roots for distribution. Send for a "Prico Current List, enclosing a two-cent stamp to pre-pay postage. A. M. BURNS, 2n46yl Manhattan, Riley eo, .Kansas. l. COHEN, imTHOLESALE DEALER IN CLOTHING, AND ALL KINDS OF GentsTurnishiiigGoods, HATS, CAPS, INDIA RUBBER GOODS, Trunks, &c NO 21 DELAWARE STREET, Three Doors lehv Scott, Kerr y CoJs Bank. LwaTenworth, Kansas. S. B. WHITE, Attorney & Counsellor JUNCTION, KANSAS. WILL PROMPTLY ATTEND TO ALL. " business entrusted to his care in West ern Kansas. nltf H. L. JONES, FOB . SALINE COUNTY, KANSAS. 0! N HAND TO TRADE FOR STOCK OR CASH, several improved Claims in Saline County; also a house and lot in the tewn ef Salina. 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