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REPUBLICAN STATE C0HVENTI05.
The Republicans of Kansas, and all others
who suppert the policy of the National Admis
tnition m suppressing the present rebellion, will
meet in State Convention at Topeka, Thursday,
April 21st, 1864, for the purpose of selecting del
egates to the National Republican Convention,
to be held at Baltimore on June 7th, 18G4, to
nominate candidates for President and Vice
President of the United States.
The basis of representation will be one dele
gate from each Representative District in the
Primary meetings will be held in each Repre
sentative District on Saturday, April IClli, to
elect the above delegates.
Chairman State Central Committee.
Sidset Clarke, Secretary pro tem.
(I I) t XX xl i on
Junction City, Kansas,
SATURDAY, MARCH 20, 1S64L.
CONFIRMATION OF DELAHAY.
The nony is over. Mark W. Delahay has
teen confirmed United States District Judge for
the District of Kansas. Ilis fitness for the posi
tion was called in question. We do not know
as to his qualifications, but it is enough for us
that the United Stales Senate has confirmed him
in spite of legislative protest, newspaper abuse,
and the remonstrances of attorneys and public
tnen. Under such circumstances, we believe
that a body of such character as the United
States Senate, would have examined the charges
against hitn before acting, and satisfied them
selves of his qualifications. We therefore have
no reason to complain.
But let us look at the hubbub against his
appointment, and from whom it came. Look
over all the actions of the Carney shysters, and
one is first struck with the important liuk it is
in the late Senatorial swindle. It was main
tained that Lane secured the appointment, and
consequently it must be taken advantage of to
raise a storm against him, which would be fol
lowed in due season by remonstrances, n protest,
and finally a " withering rebuke" in the way of
a bogus Senatorial election. This was all done
to " kill off Lane." Think j-ou that men who
would, in an irregular way, send such a thing
aa Tom. Carney to the United States Senate,
have any honesty in crying against incompe
tenc3' ? No. Delahay was only used to slay
Rut the confirmation exhibits -a lamentable
and humiliating fact to the people of Kansas.
And that is the contempt, we hold it, with which
their law-makers are regarded at Washington.
We believe the solemn protest of a State Legia
lature will ordinarilj command respect and
attention ot Washington, and have power. But
it is not so with our last Legislature. The char
acter of that body preceded its protests, and
destro3ed their influence. It is indeed contempt
if, as they say, it is a rebuke to Lane, to see him
in turn triumph over the earnest protest of the
Of course, the Carney papers are setting up a
howl about the "honor" of the State. The
people are satisfied to see these political dodgers
thus rebuked, but object to their acting as the
guardians of State honor.
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The Times of the 22d says: Quartermaster
Hodges advertised for the delivery of five hun
dred cavalry horses at Fort Leavenworth. Con
tracts were let in lots yesterday of about one
hundred each. The prices varied from $143
The Seventh Kansas left Leavenworth last
Monday, on the steamer Florence, for New Or
leans via St. Louis, where it has been ordered tc
participate in the work of regenerating that por
tion of the Southern Confederacy under General
Bank'a immediate supervision.
ViCKSBuaa, Feb. 27.
General : I got in this morning from
Canton, whero I left my command in spies
did condition. Reached Jackson, February
6th ; crossed Pearl river and passed through
Brandon to Morton, where the enemy made
dispositions for battle, but fled in the night.
I posted on over all obstacles, and reached
Meridian February 14th. Gen. Polk hav
ing the railroad to assist him on his retreat,
escaped across the Tombigbce on the 17th,
We staid at Meridian a week and made the
most completo destruction of the railroad
ever beheld, south below Quitman, east to
Cuba Station, and twenty miles north to
Lauderdale Springs, and well the way back
to Jackson. I could hear nothing of the
cavalry force of Gen. Smith, ordered to be
there by February 10th.
I enclose by mail, with this, a copy of
I then began to give back slowly, making
a circait to the north by Canton, where I
left the army yesterday in splendid condi
tion. I will leave it there five dajs, in
hopes the cavalry force from Memphis will
turn up; then I will have them come in.
W. T. Sherman,
The following is from Gen. Butterfield :
Our total loss in killed, wounded and
missing is 175 only.
The general result of the expedition, in
'eluding Smith's Yazoo expedition, is as fol
One hundred and fifty miles of railroad,
sixty -seven bridges, seven thousand feet of
trestle, twenty locomotives, twenty-eight
cars, ten thousand bales cotton, several
steam mills and over two million bushels of
oorn destroyed. The railroad destruction
was complete and thorough. The number
of prisoners captured exceeds all our loss.
Upwards of eight thousand contrabands
and refugees oatne io with our various
Cr THE DEATH OF
Dr. FREP. DREW.
Duve&ed at Tort Riunr. Wedkesdat, Miacu 93,
1864, BT THE
Rev. G. D HENDERSON.
Man that is born of a woman it of few days,
and full of trouble.
He cotneth forth like a flower, and is cut
down : be fleeth also as a shadow and continu
eth not. Job xiv, 1, 2.
A frail flower on a frail sUik is he that
is born of woman. Full though the foun
tain's of a mother's tenderness be toward
her child, she must needs blister its fresh
brow with her tears, and impart to it her
own heritnge of few and trouble-laden days.
This transcendent union, where the throb
bings of a nameless love wake two souls to
a new life is the signal for the train of
earthly woes to pitch their tattered tents
around the white tabernacle of the child.
And their circle remains unbroken around
him, though with each dawning day the
sojourner moves on. Concealed from his
view they may be by the many-colored haze
of hope, but the embers of their fires will
bo found smoking not far from bis ; and
when and when bis worn tabernacle is
pitched for the last time by the river of
death, and the light of eternity pours over
the scene, behold still the phantom train !
As the Hebrew tribes heard the wailings
of children mingle with their song of tri
umph at the pa9sags of the Red Sea, we
hear also in this book the cries of our poor
humanity blending with the peans of the
Gospel. The deathless life that is revealed
in Christ, the undecaying bliss that stretch
es along eternal years, appear to us on
earth fringed with a few brief, wavering
hours, parodied we might almost Bay by the
mask of a hollow felicity ; and yet in hon
or of tho heavenly substance, in affectionate
longing for the divine reality, we speak
even in this sad world, of home and of bliss.
It is not strange that one who, looking
into the blue depths of the heavenly life
receives the image of their greatness, should
think the vale of Time narrow in which we
stand ; or that he should cry with a Chris
tian apostle : Where is our life ? It is even
a vapor that appearetb for a little time and
then vanisheth away; or that be should say
with Job, Man comcth forth like a flower
and is cut down; he fleeth also as a shadow
and continueth not.
What makes the life-sketches that we
have of the long-departed patriarchs so full
of truth and pathos to the heart of universal
man, so that the Arab and the Saxon alike
revere the story of their pilgrimage, is as
suredly the sad but saintly spirit in which
they own the burden of their immortality.and
say, as did Jacob standing in the presence
of Pharaoh : Few and evil have the days of
the years of my life been. Strong though
the world was with the powers of youth,
yet tho whisperings of decay, the flitting of
the earthly life back constantly into the
Past, instructed those select souls in the
employment of the most sublime and af
fecting images of death in the act of tri
umphing here over life, as making our days
but a span long, and as nothing ia respect
of God, as flying swifter' than a post. " He
cotneth in vanity, and he departeth in dark
ness, and his name shall be covered with
darkness," As if man comes forth from
one bidden state, flits swiftly across the nar
row isthmus cf time, and seems to be los:
in the great future that follows. Frail
man, says King David, as grass are his
days: as the flowey of the field so he flour
isnetn. ine wina passes over it and it is
gone, and the place thereof knoweth it no
more. In the tbirty.nintb Psalm, man is
said to walk in a shadow, or in a land of
unreality. One of the great Greek drama
tists declares : Human life, when prosper
ous, is a picture whicb a shadow may spoil;
but adversity like a sponge biota out every
lineament: i. e., brings again to utter dark
ness that flickering life which gleamed but
for a moment to disappear in obscurity.
Even in his best estate, man is character
ized as vanity ; and be is said to disquiet
himself in vain. For a few years are but
as dust in the balance, when weighed
against EteVnity. A little lengthening of
the earthly race becomes unnoticeable when
we observe that line which runs parallel
with it, and which, spanning the chasm of
death, goes on forever. To the dweller in
another world, the oak may seem little
deeper than the sapling ; and the heart of
the old man and tho heart of the child to
beat out their Utile dav together. The
days of our age are three score years and
ten : and though men bo so strong that
thoy come to four-score years, yet is their
strength then but labor and sorrow; so
etnn rt.or.illi it ., anil VA if) .Tr.ntv"
We are all as "leaves which the wiod
scatter upon the ground, and which perish
in every revolving season."
But as though the briefness of life' were
not sufficiently seen in the patriarch's tot
tering form, Death, lifting his iron scepter
over our land, has bid many an honored
youth lay down tlie weapons of his warfare
and rest. The hoarse throat of battle has
uttered his command ; the stealthy pesti
lence has whispered it; the fatal disease
has enforced it; and man has lain crushed
before the wrath. The fallen braves, once
so great an ornament of our Nation's life,
are strewn too thickly beneath the spread
ing branches of our roof-tree. Too often
noble resolves have oeen arrested in tne
executing, and the hand has .failed the
Such is the ordinance of our God, that
the. plough shall be left io the furrow, and
that the broken harp, the incompleted circle,
shall be emblems of our life.
But thin as the soil is, in which our being
takes root in this world, it is deep enough
to receive, as it does, the seeds of the eternal
future. Though the tree's roots are among
the lowly "clefts of the rock, its branches
spread far upward, and the fruits it bears
are garnered on nigh. Strong Eternity
twines in with faltering Time, soothes her,
for her unfulfilled promise, softens her
shadows with his own tfghti an? taking up
her unfinished work, -seals it with the seal
of .heaven's gracious Hing, and, pledges his
own -tearless years to its completion. "
And full though life be of misery, swiftly
as our days pass by, there is room for wor
thiest deeds, for highest thoughts, for wide
spreading good. For 'these, mau needs not
a lengthened course. They are not subject
to the domain of space or of time. They
rise aoovc suvD. poor laws, aad thus a
mortal Js seen to be unfettered while he
does the work of an immortal. We have
seen man, though oppressed with misery
and with weakness, yet bravely suppressing
sighs and working fruitfully. To such as
they, Time is sufficient; it is largo; it is
complete; and it is rounded into a blessed
Thus the incompleteness of life, for whose
images we bave been lingering, is found to
be, in the case of a 'true life, a life where
duty reigns, apparent, rather than real.
He that labors bis one hour, has borne all
the burden and heat of the day that God
has willed. It is in peds and not in years
that man lives. And though to our feeble
eyes, the sight of the laborer taken away
from his work is painful, let us not forget
that God has the surpassing wisdom with
which to assign to each one his place, and
thus, not neglecting any part, to culture
and beautify His whole universe. Let us
work here then, while those whom God
takes to be still the ministers of His will,
are borne up to higher duty.
Iu the presence of these precious remains,
where dwelt hewbom we parted with so sadly
we remember that a life which was not lone,
was beautiful ; that beaming forth without
poiauc ui lUBUiicaiawuu, 113 TJ ww clear,
and mild, and strong. Ruled by the sense
of duty, the faithful spirit of our friend
knew no weariness while duty was to be
done: and when the flesh was weak the
spirit was willing. To those who have
known him since his connection with this
Post, who havo seen him on his ceaseless
round of duty, recollection will be eloquent
above the power of words ; and the praise
of them who may come after will be that
they resemble bim. As for the mementoes
of gratitude that some of those presented
who were refreshed under his touch, in the
keeping of her who received his love, let
them remain unperishing as mercy and as
And think not, oh ! desolating years
that are rushing over man and bis works
dare not to think of blotting out that space
which contains bis labors here! It shall
bo fenced with the living hedge of memory,
and planted with tho never-fading tree, and
consecrated as his forever. And ye far
distant warriors of our cause ! who owe it
to this " beloved physician's " care that ye
have since stood long and well on the high
places of the fiold: help us keep that space
of years, that scene of good work, which
his hands have done, hallowed as being bis !
And then, our associate, and our fiiend !
we hallow that place fur thee ! Anil having
known how to deeply love, as a son, as a
husband, and a brother, and what it is to
receive that love, now rest. We surrender
thco to God, not being ready to spare thee,
but that His will may be done. Ask no
more words of us to-day : we cannot speak
them. Nor ask us whether we shall re
member thee : for we have said that thy
work shall not be blotted out, but shall be
hallowed; and whatever years succeed thec,
thy good years of duty, of kindness, and of
love, are thine alone. And by that rule of
cold that bound tbee, we bind our hearts to
thee, and look onward to see the tearless
eternity fulfil and complete thy work, done
so truly in the fitful hours of Time.
The Gold Spectators.
The action of Congress in regard to selling
the surplus gold in the bands of the Secre
tary of the Treasury is having a very good
effect. The Copperheads and gold specu
lators, in their holy alliance, have aot been
able to prevent this healthy and timely
legislation. There never was as much gold
io the country as now, and there is no
reason why it should sell at so high a pre
mium. We hope our worthy Secretary of
the Treasury will exercise a little strategy,
and at the proper time which cannot come
a minute too soon blow up this gold spec
ulating bubble sky-high. Some of the
operators want a " fair notice " given them
by Secretary Chase when the gold is to be
sold, so that theycan.get up a combina
tion" to prevent its fall. We hope he wont
give them a minute's warning, but let them
bave it often, in big lots, and in an hour
they think not. We should act in this
matter like sensible people, as business men.
When we have more of any article than we
d; all others things being equal, the
quicker we dispose of it the better. To
board gold is worse than folly. It damages
our credit, deranges oor finances, ehecks
trade, and brings innumerable troubles;
and, we contend, without having a law
giving the government power to sell it,
when it accumulates beyond our wants, we
are doing a positive wrong to the people.
The gold gamblers know very well that,
when the proposed law is once in operation,
they will nave to seek some other vocation.
They cannot be a minute too quick about
suoh a step, either. Some of them Bhoald
make tracks for the country, put their hands
to the plow, and never look back. The
countrv is in need of their services on every
corn-field and potatoe-patch, from the At
lantic to the Pacific. Independent.
$agr " So far from believing that slavery
must die," says the Richmond Whig, " we
bave long held-the opinion that it is the
normal and only human relation which
labor can sustain towards capital. Wben
this war is over we sliall urfe that every
Yankee who ventures to pat a foot on
Southern soil be made a slave for life, and
wear an iron collar, as a badge of inferior!-
tv -to the African.
Slavery will stab itself
to death about the time the Yankees learn
to tell the truth, and no sooner1;
The War costs about a lmadrl i...j ii-
. lars an hour. ", -i
Fjve hundred of our prisoner died in: Rich
mond during February.
Men slip on water when it is freten, and on
whisky when it isn't.
It is now stated by authority that General
at will take command in nmnn nr ti.a
j'lrmy of the Potomac.
Females are acting an important part in the
present war. The two mosrnoted are Anna
Conda and Libby Prison.
Rumor says Queen Victoria is about to abdU
cate and the Prince of Wales to ascend the
throne of England as Edward the Seventh,
Artemus Ward thinks it's a hard thing to
not hate a wifeno gentle heart to get up in
the morning and make the fire.
There are seven hundred and thirteen pris
oners in the Gratiot and Myrtle street prisons,
St. Louis. A large number are bushwhackers.
A farmer in Warren county, Missouri, while
preparing a tobacco bed a short time ago, dug
up and killed sixty-seTen snakes.
An exchange calls young mefe who stand
around church doors to watch young ladies, as
the congregation is going out, the "Devil's
u Ideas," says Voltaire, " are like beards
men only get them when they grow up, and
women neTer have any." We are not surpris
ed that such a man was an infidel.
- At Somerville, Mass., on the 7th, forty-four
thousand pounds of grease and twenty-three
thousand pounds of tallow were destroyed by
Mrs. Stuart, the wife of the famous rebel
Genera! J. . B. Stuart, is living quietly at
Georgetown, D. C, where she has enjoyed the
society of her friends, unmolested, nearly a
The House Committee on Foreign Affairs, it
is said, will shortly report a series of resolu
tions in reference to the Mexican question,
taking strong grouds in favor of the Monroe
The Federal authorities hare recently confis
cated the properly of the following rebels, sit
uated at Superior, Wisconsin : R. M. T. Hun
ter, R. Ould, Wm. Aiken, Samuel Magoffin, W.
W. Boyce, John McQueen, W. W. Corcoran and
S. M. Flournoy:
. The pro-slavery and secession members of
the Maryland Legislature have held a caucus
and concluded to make a canvass against
emancipation. In the counties where is a
probability of success, they will run a ticket
for the Constitutional Convention.
The Philadelphia Sunday Dispatch thus de
scribes the following style of pantaloons : The
hue is a sort of cross between that of pea soup
and dirty water, with a strong touch of the
green scum of the frog pond; and the wearers
go about as so mauy bull frogs out on an ex
cursion of pleasure.
The civil affairs of Idaho are in such an un
settled state, that it ia believed it will be im
possible to establish good government there
until the Territory is divided. The seat of
government is in the extreme north-west cor
ner of Idaho, from which the eastern part of
the Territory is cut off by a mountain range,
placing it quite beyond the control of the au
thorities while stationed so far away.
The telegraph line from San Francisco to
Oregon is now completed, and offices have been
opened at Portland, Oregon City, Salem, Alba
ny, Corvillis, Eugene City, Oakland, Roseburg
and Jacksonville, Oregon. It is designed to
continue this line up the western coast of the
Continent, across into Asia, and through St.
Petersburg to London.
Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island,
Connecticut, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and
Iowa have raised their full quotas under the
five hundred thousand call ; Ohio, Wisconsin
and Missouri very nearly so. Pennsylvania
and Kentucky continue to have the worst
The Chicago Journal says 1,200 railroad en
gineers employed upon the Chicago railroads,
have issued circulars to the different railway
companies to the effect that they will suspend
operations upon all of the roads unless the
Galena and Chicago Union Railroad Company
reinstate the " strikers " upon that road.
New Coixs. The Government is consider
ing the subject of the propriety of issuing two
new coins, t be of bronze one and two cents
The price of nickel is extremely high, and it
is proposed to substitute some other metal for
it. The owners of the only nickel mine in the
country was before the Committee of Ways
and Means Monday morniag.
A burglar-proof vault has been invented in
which a apace between two pieces of the plates
is filled with iron balls about one inch in diam
eter, perfectly loose. The plates cannot be
drilled through as a drill must strike one of
those balls, which would rotate with the tool,
instead of submitting to the perforating pro
cess. One of these vaults has been put up in
the Chicago Custom House.
General Grant's history is unlike that ef
any other general. His achievements, meas
ured by their actual results, sound less like
the achievements of a .practical man f the
present, than like those of the fabulous heroes
at the Mahabarata. He has taken one hun
dred thousand prisoners, and five hundred
Cannes, and has reclaimed frem the rebels a
territory greater in extent than the territories
of France, Spain, threat Britain and Austria.
A elever plot for the release of the rebel
prisoners at Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio, was
discovered a faw days ago. Suspicion was ex
cited by the rebel General Basil Duke's with
drawal of his parole, and his demand to be
sent back to prison. He was watched, and a
general scarab unmasked a plan tor ovarpow
eriqg the guard by a general rush and-fght.
The prisoners had armed themselves with short
knives, with blades four or five inches long,
sharpened on back and edge on the prison
tenet, A nmjaber had filea aid screw-drivtrs.
Sparks ef BebeUisn.
Gov. Bramlettc, i is said, has aqtited
he will execute the laws of the Sute-Sflainst
all who attempt to take slaves from their
owners without their consent. That is,The
win support slaveholders in sheir resistance
to a law of the land. We should like to
be shown bow this differs from the action
of South Carolina in forcibly opposing the
collection of tha national re venae. And
we should further like to be shown why at
the first overt deed of this Border-State're-belllon,
the President is not bound to treat
Gov. Bramlette as wouldbave Gov. Pickens
conld he have caught him. The issue is a
plain one : it is the State versus the United
States. It remains to be seen whether the
President, who did not cower before the
assaults of a Confederacy, can be intimida
ted by the menace of a single impotent,
slave-ridden, setnMoyal and semi-barbarous
community. N. T. Independent.
B Patriotism lives and grows brighter.
A place in the ranks is a post of honor.
If " regulations " were less strict recruiting
would increase rapidly. This fact was
made apparent yesterday. A bright youn
fellow called at the recruiting office and
wished to enlist. The Lieutenant was
prompt to make out tbo necessary papers.
All was right except the medical inspection;
and, as the candidate was young and healthy
and anxious to pass, no danger was appre
hended. But when the fact was announced
that a personal inspection had to be made
by the surgeou, very unexpectedly to the
officer, the recruit Obstinately refused. All
persuasion failed to change his decision 'up
on that point. This singular sensitiveness
was surprising. Mr. recruit finally con
fessed by explaining that she was of she
feminine persuasion. We did'nt learn
her name, but are told that she is a
modest, worthy girl. She has no relatives
except a brother, who is a soldier in the
Kansas Sixth. Being without friends or
means of support she hoped to servo her
country and secure the rich bounties and
liberal pay which Government gives her
Her patriotism and bravery surpasses her
ciscreuon. JLansas uity Journal.
" Sarkastikal." The Richmond Whig
iu tut: luiiuwiog Bxeicn oi a suojcci ior an
historical painting, is what Artemus Ward
would call slightly "sarkastikal :"
SUBJECT FOR AX HISTORICAL SKETCH.
Enquirer man not tbo editor; he is
" nameles here forever more" tearing up
the Confederate Constitution for waste pa
per. Mr. Memminger picking up the
pieces to print 50 cent Confederate notes on.
Framers of the Constitution in the back
ground, setting on mourners' bench wiping
their weeping noses on illustrated cotton
pocket handkorchiefs. Detailed editor of
independent paper, dressed in tho uniform
of artillery private of the Confederate
States, going out to be shot as a deserter
for not spelling " liberty," Libby, preceded
by a band playing " When this cruel war
is over. ! Unembarrassed government,"
in the shape of a six-horse coach, with the
drag chain broke, being backed by a stub
born mule down a steep bill into the gulf
oi aespotism. Air. iienjamm looking out
of the coach window, and singing, " Peace
by the next mail from Europe." To be
painted in oil (made out of lard at $1 per
pound) and suspended in the commissary
Anotoer Snake Story. Between the
Point of Lookout Mountain and Bridgeport,
down the Valley of the Tennessee, lies
twenty-five miles of dead mules, in one
continuous string; the bead of the first
carcass lying on the " quarter-deck " of the
one beyond him, and so on, throughout the
entire distance. Just imagine a convulsion
of nature of sufficient magnitude to bury
these remains as they now lie, and phancy
tbe phelinks of a future Asrassiz who. in
his geological researches, strikes either of
tbe termini, and attempts to exhume the
entire " snake." Won't it knock the sauri-
ans of the deluvian period ? Twenty-five
unie oi varieura wun two pedal arrange
ments every three feet I What a bully side
showfor a future circus! It will probably be
called, " the old he copperhead of tho Re
bellion period" admission tea cents, peace
democrats half price. Chattanooga Gaz.
Religion in the JSoutd. A correspon
dent of the Chattanooga Gazette says :
Tho traveler over Dixie can but remark
ill total suspension of religious services.
He bears of no exciting camn meeting?, no
class meetings, no celebration of tbe Lord's
Supper, no baptism. All demonstrations
are one and the same a total blank,
Before the war we bad a host of Sunday
Christians and Monday devils all over tbe
South ; but now every man is a devil en
Sunday as well as on any other day. This
is tbe result of secession. It is aa evil,
morally as well as politically.
BA Ninety out of one hundred and ev
en Union members, in tbe Ohio Legislature
have signed the' following resolution indors
ing President Lincoln, and recommending
his nomination :
Resolved, That in the opinion of this
UooventioB, tbe people of Uaio and her
soldiers in the field demand the re-nomina-
iion oi Aoranam Xtincoin to toe' Presidency
oi me uouea otaies.
Bnt six. members refused to sign it ; the
remainder were absent.
Tbe first bell in Haverhill. Mass..
was purchased in. 1771; before that time
there was a HBgilar8ubtitute, as appears
by a vote passed in ,1730: "That Abraham
Tyler blow, bis horn half an hour before
meeting ume on tne lionXt day and on
lecture days, and receive one pound pi pork I
ainnslly for nil services from eaoh fanuly.'
tne Prpidkt in rmmA- tn llbaSiBHilkiiAl' '
ir.zzi.:E:.;:,:nr pewuohed vtenr or
"" uuww.au i-f7 :4o-moirow.fFrida?l
truing w me recent Act oi uon cress, mat
Miss biekinton, the young lady who has
thousands, will lecture
evening iu the treat
Audience HalK for the benefit of the Fair.
says the Chicago Tribune. In speaking of
ber lecture in that city, it says: r
' ' It is very difficult to analyze one's sen
sations while listening to her, and about
equally difficult to remember the transitions
of thought experienced as the lecture pro
gresses. At first you think of the woman
who stands before you, with palo immovable
features and almost petite look, and feel
inclined to wonder at her audacity. Soon
the words flow out from ber lips thick and
fast, a torrent of burning, scathing, light
ning eloquence, which carries you away ia
a sympathetic flow ; you forget the frail
being who stands on the plntform venting
those energetic sentences, crammed full of
undeniable facts, and fraught with self
evident eonviction. The speaker is forgot
ten; the attention is fixed only on the
theme, and you listen as one spell-bound,
scarcely noting even the close of those won
derfully lengthened sentences, uttered with
out break or pause. It is only when tha
discourse is finished that the hearer recovers
his self-possession, and wonders that one so
weak iu appearance should possess the won
drous power of swaying the hearts of a
The water which drowns us can be walk
upon as ice. The bullet which, fir
from a musket, carries death, will be form
less if ground to death beforo being fired.
A chrystalized part of the oil of roses, so
graceful in its fragrance, a solid at ordinary
temperatures, though readily volatile, is
compound substance, containingexactly the
same elements, and in exactly tbe same pro
portion, as tbe gas with which we light our
streets. The tea which we daily drink,
with benefit and pleasure, produces palpita
tions, nervous tremblings, and even paraly.
sis, if taken in excess ; yet the peculiar
organic agent called theino, to which tea
owes its qualities, may bo taken by itsolf
(as theine, not tea) without any appreciable
effect. The water which will allay our
burning thirst augments it wen congealed
into snow, so that Captain Ross declares
the natives of the Artie Regions " prefer
enduring the utmost extremity of thirst,
rather then attempt to remove it by eat in
snow." Yet, if the snow be melted, it be
comes drinkable water. Nevertheless, al
though if melted before entering the mouth,
it assauges thirst like other water ; whon
melted in tbe mouth it has the opposito
effect. To render this paradox more strik
ing, we bave only to remember that ice,
which melts moae slowly in tbe mouth, is
very efficient in allaying thirst.
Tho Kansas Seventh left yesterday for
below. They recruited about two hundred
men while here, and the regiment is now
one of respectable numbers. The boys
know how to fight rebels. They belief
that traitors have no rights that a whitij
man is bound to respect. Thev bave mado
themselves famous and added renown to
We noticed that the boys still hold Col.
Anthony, who was once their Licut.-Colon-ol,
in affectionate remembrance. They all
seemed anxious to give him a farewell shake
of the hand, and as the boat swung off
they cheered him lustily .-Conservative, 22.
t&- Major Gen. Pope, commanding the
Department of the Northwest, has issued a
notice to emigrants by way of the Mis
souri river and across tho upper plains to
the Idaho mines," in which he warns them
not to take either of those routes until
General Sully shall have passed up and de
stroyed any bands of Indians who may bo
concentrating for tbe purpose of robbing
emigrant. Gen. Pope states that he has
reliable information to the effect that tha
Indian are organizing, and unless they are
broken up and subdued it will not be safo
for emigrants to travel on the above routes.
When Senator Pomerov issued h?s
circular, Mr. Chase was compelled, from a
just sense of propriety, to disavow it. Mr.
Pomeroy none the less gloried in what ho
bad done, and made a speech a few days
sinoe. in which be laid down a platform for
Mr. Chase to stand npon. About simulta
neously with this, Mr. Chase withdrew froS?"
the canvass, and tbe puissant Pomeroy
stands alone on bis huge political structure,
reaching out for a candidate.
A gentleman of thi3 citv. savs the
Chicago Journal, who is a devout Christian
and tbe happy father of some balf-a-dozen
buxom daughters, has adopted a novel ex
pedient for breaking up the practice ecrtaia
young men have of coming "sparking Sun
day night." He makes each of the yonnr
ladies in turn, read a chapter in tbe Bible.
u" wiwo UC lulling wun prayer.
A. Colonel Jeonison has asked to be
relieved of the command of the Post of
Fort Leavenworth. We understand that
the 15th will be ordered to tbe Soothers
border, where their services are absolutely
necessary to keep in check tbe bnsbwback
era who appear to be concent rating" for tho
purpose of commencing their depredaliou
as soon as spring opens.
3. D. BnUXBAtTOH.
J. w. Muiseu.
BRUMBAUGH It BOLUHCKB,
MarysTilU, Marshal Co., Kmamwrn
aa. Prompt attention given te Bavin
Jan-30, 18M.-ll-tf '
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