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. tlljztlnxoix. Junction City. Kansas, SATURDAY, A.XJG-XJST SO, 1SG4. FOR PRESIDENT, Abraham Lincoln. Of Illinois. FOR VICE PRESIDENT, Andrew1 Johnson, Of Tennessee. hefublica:i union county convention. The Republicans of Davis County, together with all those who endorse the President's Eman cipation Pioclam.ition, and who are in faorof an earnest, vigorous and uncompromising prose cution of the war for the suppression of the Slaveholder's Rebellion, the principles enuncia ted in the platform adopted by the Rational Republican Convention at Baltimore, and who arc in favor of the election of Abraham Lincoln and And. Johnson, are requested to meet in dele gate convention at Junction City, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, lSGi. for the purpose of select ing a Delegate to the Topeka Convention, which will place in nomination a State Ticket, Member of Congress, and Presidential Electors. Precinct caucuses will be held on Wednesday, August 31st, for the selection of delegates. The apportionment is as follows : Davis Township Junction City, 4 delegates ; West Point, 2 ; Ashland, 2 ; Clarke's Creek, 1 ; Lycu's Cieck, 1. Clay Township Quimby's, 1; Gateaville, 1 ; Clay Centre, 1. Ottowa Town ship Bennington, 1 ; Ayersburg, 1. SAMUEL OKR, Ch'n County Committee. m OUR DANGER TROOPS WANTED HERE. Geneial Blunt has a District of great im portance, so far as concerns its geographical position, the exposed state of its widely Fcattcred settlements, and of its great conti nental lines of travel. The posts within it are of importance, and the keeping open of its overland mail of the utmost consequence. But the force at his command is entirely in adequate to the necessities crowding around. . The Indian difficulties loom up every day in dire import. It is very evident that rebel emissaries have been at work not only among the bands who roam along our fron tier, but also with portions of those located in our midst upon reservations. The prai rie band of Pottawattomies have for weeks been engaged in suspicious movements. They've sold their cattle, wagons, household and farm truck, and have purchased unusual quantities of powder and lead. About a month since friendly Pottawatomies inform ed settlers on Mill Creek, "Wabaunsee coun ty, that one hundred of tho prairie band met some rebel agents on tho Kaw Reserve, Money was distributed by them, and they were incited to hostility by statements that Congress had passed a law driving them off their lands, and that unless they fought now they would be exterminated. They were urged to join the wild Indians, kill off the Yankees, and the South would help them and let them keep the West. They were to move about the 8th of August. On the 2d two hundred did camp on Mill Creek, but finding the whites alarmed returned to their reservation. It is believed some have cone, as also from the Kickapoos. The Sacs and Foses are reported as uneasy. About one-half the Kickapoos have left their leserve, refusing to accept the locations made for them under the late treaty. All of these things make our condition somewhat dark. From Shirley, Republic and Wash ington counties, a petition has been received from settlers asking protection. They say that the Indians are murdering the men, outraging the women, and plundering gen erally. General Blunt will do all that man can, we know. Tho citizens will aid to tho ut most of their ability. General Curtis wo know will strain overything to protect us. But ho has a vast area, important commu nications, and a largo border constantly threatened, to be protected by his small army. We need at least two more mounted regi ments upon the Western frontier. Three would not be too many. We think it pos Bible to raise two twelve months regiments icithin the Department of Kansas, for this especial service. Wc urge General Curtis to ask authority to raise such regiments, similar to that already granted to General Rosecrans in Missouri. They must be raised in the De partment, and not the State of Kansas. Some reasons for believing this can be done suggest themselves. The recruiting would be apportioned to Kansas, Nebraska, and Colorado. In our own State wc can raise a regiment of mounted infantry from among the colored men. We suggest this because it will be the least drain upon us. But we believe that it may be raised from our white fellow-citizens. It must be re membered that the 2d, 5th, Cth, 9th and 10th regiments .will nearly all be mustered out this present and two ensuing months. These veterans wiUrtadily re-enlist, espe cially if the organization being removed from political influences, merit and service shall have its fair weight in commissioning the same. A part' of the ' 100 dazers " would readily re-enlist, and the danger to our frontier settlements would induce many citizens to join an organization for their defence. In Colorado, the 1st regiment will soon be mustered out. Nor would there be diffi culty in raising a regiment among its hardy population for Indian fighting the quota which General Curtis might assign to that Territory. As for Nebraska, but a small quota could be obtained out of its resident population, yet at the present time the pres encc in its midst of a laro returning and disappointed emigration from Idaho, would if proper measures be taken, ensure active recruiting for the organizations we suggest. Let these regiments be raised, and as fast as companies are organized, mustered in, mounted, armed with a good repeating rifle (say Spencer's) and revolver, no Eabre,and ordered to the frontier, reporting to General Blunt for duty. Iu this way, by October and November we can have driven the red skins out of the field. At the same time we 'shall have secured a couple or more regiments to replace those Colorado and California volunteers, who will be mustered out in Colorado and New Mexico, during the ensuing six months. LET US BE PREPARED. The savage enemies on our frontier grow bolder. No doubt can be felt that an exten sive Indian war has commenced on theplains All the nomadic tribes are implicated. We hear from Nebraska that the Missouri Sioux the butchers of Minnesota have evaded the movements of Gen. Sully, and in large bodies descended like a tropical hurricane upon the Overland Route, murdering the settlers, burning the stations and ranches, and driving off the stock. That all these tribes Sioux, Cheyennes, Camanches, Kiowas, Blackfeot, etc. are involved is very evident from the simulta neous and ubiquitous character of the attack and massacres. One day large bands sweep the Platte Route from the neighborhood of the Little Blue, Washington county, Kansas, to Fort Laramie on tho extreme West of Nebraska. The next, we learn that bands of several hundred in extent sweep at once upon the stock of the troops at Ciraaron Crossing, at Smoky Hill, and attack and murder the gallant hunters on Beaver creek each point of attack being many miles apart. The vallies of Western Kansas swarm with the red devils. No small body of men can pass over the country without being attacked. A body large enough to deter them sees nothing whatever of the savage enemy. It is evident that these movements are part of a concerted plan. Everything tends to show that rebel emissaries aie at work. Wc doubt not that that incarnation of as sassination Quantrelle has been at work among these too ready and inflamable in struments. It behooves the citizens of Western Kan sas to be prepared for every emergency. There are but few troops in this District; but comparatively few in tho Department. Gens. Curtis and Blunt are doing all in their power wo knowj but tho citizens must be prepared, Wo are not so remote from the already Bloody and Debateable ground as to feel secure. Last week the savages were further into Kansas than this point. Next week who can say that they may not strike as fatally to the south as they've already done to the northward. We must be prepared for any emergency. Where arc our State authorities ? Gov. Carney, instead of being at his post, is probably in Washington, settling the terms of further Indian contracts with Mr. Dole, the Commissioner. True, we do not believe that the Governor's presence would be of much service, for he touches nothing he does not bcslime with corruption ; but at any rate ho is needed at the Capital if only to approve of such measures of defence as Maj. Gen. Deitzler may concert with the United States Commander. Rut in the meanwhile, the people of Western Kansas must be vigilant. The Contraband Stock Question. This week we publish agreeably to request the proceedings of a meeting held in Coun cil Grove on the 9th inst. The meeting was largely attended, and considerable in terest manifested. Several of the most prominent and reliable citizens expressed their sentiments warmly against Council Grove being made a rendezvous for stolen stock. We also copy from the Council Grove Press an article written by Mr. G. M. Simcock upon the same question. There is a regularly organized system in the traffic, and if it is permitted to continue, as surely as night follows day, so surely will the lives of our citizens and their property have to pay foi the robberies we are thus tacitly participating in. i m At Cost. We will close out our 6toclc of Ladies' Hate and bonnets at cost. STREETEB & 5TRICKLER. Council xakobma. EDITED BY AN ASSOCIATION OF CITIZENS OF COUNCIL GHOVE. MORRIS COUNTY CENTRAL UNION COMMIT TEE EB 1864. H. "W. TViTTiswortli, C. 001x11111310, S. D. IPrice, C Gr. Jtin. J. Reeve. June Baxter S. H. -A-tlcinson. LINCOLN, JOHNSON, AND THE UIXTIOI I MASS MEETING! JUDGE SAPFORD, T. A. OSBORNE, D. W. WILDER, SIDNEY CLARKE, JOHN W. SCOTT, W. W. H. LAWRENCE, and others, will address the citizens of Western Kansas, in advocacy of the elec tion of LINCOLN & JOHNSON ! COUNCIL GEOYE- AUGUST 25, 7 P. M. You who have been led to believo that Lane is the enemy of Kansas, come out and hear him for yourselves. i NOTICE. The Republicans and Union men of Mor ris county are requested to meet at their respective places of voting on Saturday, August 27th, at 2 o'clock P. M., for the purpose of electing delegates to the County Convention to be held at Conncil Grove, Saturday, September 3d, 1864, to elect a delegate to represent Morris county in the State Convention at Topeka, September 8th. The following is the number of delegates each township will be entitled to elect : Council Grove Township, 9 Delegates. Neosho " 5 " Clarke's Creok " 3 " Peketon " 1 " Diamond Spring Precinct 1 " The County Convention will meet at 2 o'clock P. M. By order of Morris County Central Repub lican Union Committee. CHARLES COLUMBIA, Ch'm. PMYED OUT. Tho Carney-fraud party has nearly play ed out, Eyery effort they havo made has only servedrto sink them lower in the pit. The management of tho one hundred days' regiment is the crowning act of infamy and degradation. Snubbed by tho President, treated with scorn and derision by his tools such as Sherry and Wood we would suggest to the Governor the propriety of hunting his hole. The article below, copied from the Ne maha Courier, is but an individual mani festation of the feeling of the people all over tho State : THE HUNDRED DAYS REGIMENT. On last Friday nearly all of tho men, both volunteer and drafted, who had gone from this portion of the 2d Brigade Dis trict to join the 17th Kausas 100-day men, arrived at their homes. The quota of Jackson (which also returned at the same time) we understand was more than full, and the number called for from Nemaha, Marshal, AYashington and Pottawattomie counties was on hand, all of whom seemed to have served as much time as they wished in tho II. D. Regiment. The Brown coun ty men, all having been drafted, returned before, or were discharged, we suppose, im mediately on reaching tho rendezvous at Leavenworth. Doniphan's quota fifty men we learn from the Conservative of tho 27th ult., disbanded at Atchison, upon their way down, principally upon account of their having heard that Sam. Wood was "slated" for the Lieutenant Colonelcy of the regi ment. The men from hero and the western and Southern portions of tho district, re turned upon the advico of General Sherry and Mr. Taylor, who, as wc understand, believed that the regiment was being run and organized upon a complete Carney Leavenworth basis, and that the men, if they remained, would not be allowed the choice of selecting their own or company officers, and it is but justice to say that all the men with whom we conversed, were of the same opinion. We have recently been afiaid that this was the programme and hinted as much last week. COUNTY CONVENTION. Elsewhere the reader will find a call for the County Convention. Tho primary meetings in the several townships aro to be held on the 27th inst. On that day Morris county will have decided, as far as she has the power, who are to fill our State offices and represent us the nest two years in Congress. This is the most important Convention Morris county has ever held, and there should bo at these primary meetings a free interchange of opinions, and we are in favor of the township meetings instructing their delegates tolhe County Convention who to vote for as delegate to the State Convention. Instruct, then, that delegate who to vote for as Morris county's first choice for Gov ernor, Member of Congress, &c Let the voters of Kansas this time designate their choice and not the politicians, and oor word for it Kansas will not again be cngfed with State Administration as the, . present' one. Tfiero are several good men montinn.! for tho office of Governor. Among most prominent are Judge Safford, W W. H. Lawrence, Gov. Crawford, and others. But it is not necessary tc-particularizo ; ev ery man has his choice let that choice be expressed, and the majority instruct their delegate who to support. There- is an ob jection urged against instructions, on the ground that the delegate is hampered and cannot act frequently for the best, when the Convention meets, but this is a false posi tion. Tho delegate is sent thero not to se lect and voto for the man he thinks is the best, or the ono who can bring the most appliances to bear, for this is the banc of all political conventions, but he is there to represent and vote for the man that the people hate previously declared to be their choice ; and the delegate who cannot vote thus, should resign and givo the people a chance to elect one who will correctly rep resent them. If all the counties would act on this principle, then we would have the men put in nomination who are the choice of the masses, instead of trickster politi cians. Above all, let us have a State ad ministration which will act in unison with the Federal Government, and then will Kansas have an influence that she has not now. No longer let a factious clique at tempt to thwart the efforts of our Govern ment to suppress and crush this wicked and unholy rebellion. CONTRABAND STOCK. At a meeting of tho citizens of Morris county, hold in pursuance of notice, at Bernstein's new building, on Tuesday even ing, August 9th, 1864, on motion of W. B. Ilarrel, R. M. Wright was chosen Chair man and R. B. Lockwood Secretary. A The object of the meeting was stated to be to have an expression of the citizens of Morris county in relation to driving into the county contraband and stolen stock from the Indian country, Arkansas and Texas. The meeting was briefly addressed by Capt. Lard, I. Sharp and others. On motion it was ordered that a com mittee of tbreo be appointed to mcmoralize Maj. Gen. Blunt, commanding this Dis trict, remonstrating against this place being made a rendezvous for stolen and contra band stock, and invoking the aid of the military authorities in putting a stop to this illegal trade. The Chair appointed R. B. Lockwood, W. B. Barrel and W. D. Rahl said committee. On motion of G. M. Simcock it was Resolved, That the citizens of Morris county arc opposed to and condemn the acts of all persons in their driving into this county all species of Southern stock from Texas, Arkansas and the Indian country south of Kansas, and that wc will unite and assist iu enforcing the laws of the State against any parties who may be en gaged in so doing. Mr. Sharp offered an amendment, ex empting such persons as thall pui chase that kind of stock at Government sales, and have a bill of sale from some competent officer for the same. I he vote being taken on the amendment, it was lost. The orig inal motion was then adopted by a large majority. On motion it was ordered that the pro ccedings of this meeting be furnished the Council Grove Press and Junction City Union for publication. Meeting adjourned" R. B. Lockwood, Scc'y. Council Grove, Kan., Aug. 4, 'G4. Editor Press Dcav Sir: Being called on for EOine remarks at the meeting which was called on Tuesday evening for the pur pose of getting the sentiments of the citi zens of this county in regard to bringing stock into our midst from Arkansas, Texas, and the Indian Territory south of us ; and not-having the gift of gab that some men have, I wish to say a few words to the pub lic through your valuable paper. In the first place, it is a violation of law to drive, or cause to bo driven, such stock into or through tho State at this season of the year. And in the second place, it cer tainly is wrong to encourage the Indians and Negroes in stealing tho stock and run ning it into the southern part of our State, by going to their place of refuge and buy ing of them. It is true there arc men making money by tho operation, and I should think a man could make money buy ing cattle at tho price that Air. A. A. Moore told me the other day he was offered cattle at. He said a man dffercd a short time since to deliver a lot of good cattle at bis Ranch on tho Cottonwood, for $8 per per head. (I think he said the calves to be thrown iu for good measure). Now, this man must get his cattle very cheap; but to come to the point I will state what I have been told by an eye-witness : that is, thac there are men in the southern part of Kansas, who pay Indians and negroes so much per head for cattle, or rather indirect ly hire parties to venture further south than they arc willing to go themselves, and run the cattle up into Kansas, and the second party sells to the third and I suppose they can afford to sell them cheap and the sec ond gives the third party, in some instances a bill of sale, or rather a permit to pass on with the cattle, the permit signed as pro vost marshal or something of the kind ; -(I am told that nearly every man that has cattle to sell is a provost marshal), and the , last party tnes to think he has a good title, come by them honestly, &c. Now this may be all right, but I cannot see it in that light, and am opposed to the operation j and here I take the liberty to say, that there is. not a half dozen men in our county who are not opposed- to it . and for two reasons, and I thick three: first, we are! so porrjipt a liable tojiavo the Spanish fever among our ftftttla : and second, we are accused of up ( i.ij:. nn.:n? anmiwil in the trada ? third. nu"""S '" "6-o " "" ' 7 or nro Hnhln tn a Lawrence raid: I hose "men who arc losing this stock, whether they . be rebels or Union men, will never forget nor forgive. It is reasonable to suppose that they will some day have revenge. A Union man is just as liable to have his stock confiscated, if you call this con fiscation, as a man that is not loyal ; and whether he be a rebel or not, it looks to me that there is a more proper way of con- ncaung. And I think, and so do nearly all of our citizens, that for the safety of onr quiet village and county, that thoso who specu late in cattle had better go some other di rection to get them. G-. M. Simcock. m THE INDIAN WAS. Depredations and Itlardera on the FlaitoScuto. August Gth the Indians attacked a. train seven miles from Fort Larime, killed seven oxen, mules and pony. On the 9th, two men were killed at IIook's Station, ten miles east of Fort Kearney. . The same day a train was burned at Plum Creek, thirty-five miles above Fort Kearney. G. K. Otis writes from Denver, Colorado, un der date of Aug. 9tb, as follows : "Send out no more mails at present. Have all our stock brought in from the "West as far as Seneca or some other good placo. Lloyd reports stock run off from Lone Tree and Liberty. Thirty-five men have been murdered between Thirty-two mile crook and Cottonwood. Lone Tree is 42 miles this side of Fort Kearny,and Liberty Farm 45 miles. Thir- ' tv-two miic creek is 3d miles this sido of Fort Kearney, and Cottonwood is 100 miles above Fort Kearny. The Atchison Free Press has the following: " We are indebted to Mr. Gillipie for the following letter received last evening: ' Thompson's Ranch, Aug. 9, 1864. Mr. Sam. Jerome Sir: The station keepers, as well as all families, have fled from their homes on the Little Blue. The Indians on Sunday commenced an indis criminate murdor of the inhabitants along the Blue. Up to this time we know of fif teen families and individuals being scalped. Eight of Mr. Eubanks', Mr. Kelly, Mr. Butler, Mr. Burk, (shot aad scalped, not yet dead,) M. Euley and Mr. Buoy. All from Comstock's are now here, coming down into the settlements for safety. Your stock is all leaving. Stage stopped. Mr. Smith will hand you this, and can tell you all the news in rolation to our situation. Can we have any help or protection, E. L. Comstock, G. B. Thompson." Omaha City, Aug. 10. The Indians are hourly committing new depredations, stealing stock, burning trains and killing indiscriminately. They were within one hundred yards of tho pickets at Fort Kear ney last night, and fired an arrow at one of them. A coach arrived at Fort Kenrno this morning and reports having passed several trains which had been burned and dead bjdies by their side. Port Eil-jt, Eaxsa9. August 2d, 18GI. C-xeral Orders! No. 1. I. In obedience to General Orders Xo. 41, Department of Kansas, the un dersigned hereby assumes command of the Distiictof this Upper Arkansas, Head-Quarters at Foi t Riley. II. The following named btafF officers arc announced, and will be respected and obeyed accordingly : Captain II." G. Loring, 10th Kan. Vol., A.D.C., and A. A. A. Gcn'l. Captain It. J. Hinton, 2d Kan. Colored Vol.. A. D. C. 2d Lieut. J. E. Tappan, 2d Colorado Vol. Cav., A. D. C James G. Blunt, Official. . Major General. II. G. Loring, A. A. A. Gen'l. Administrator's Sale. Notice is hereby given that I will offer at public sale on the 10th day of September, A. D. 1SG4. at 10 o'clock, A. M., at my residence in the Republican Valley, FIVE HEAD' OF W OR A" OXEN, belonging to the estate of the late Robert Ileisermau, deceased. Terms of sale Two months' credit. ELLIS J. MONTAGUE, n39-4t$o. Administrator. D. BRUMBAUGH. BRUliiBAUGH & J. W. BOLLINOER. BOLLIIJGER, ATTORNEYS AT LAW A N D TuAJSTJD AGENTS, Marysville, Marshal Co., Kansas. g Trompt attention given to paying taxes. Jan. SO, lStil.-nll-tf WILLIAM S. BLAEELY, . EEGIST'EofXEEDS FOR Davis & Clay County.' OFFICE IX STONE LAND OFFICE, tunotion- ci!rr, Kansas FRANK JEItEE,, SOOT & SHOE MAKEH Washington Street, West Side, Junction City, Kansas. Repairing done on short notice. Term Csh. Junction City, Kansas. GEO. H. PTJBIHTON, Proprietor The undersigned having thoroughly renovat ed and refitted this commodious and popular house, flatters himself that he can accommo date regular boarders and the traveling public in a style unsurpassed west of Leavenworth." The coaches of the JTansa3 Stage company leave this house for the'East and West. A good livery and feed stable is attached to this house, and horses and carriages can be procurea ai any lime. n47-iy GEo;g. PURINTON. Ws K. BAftTLETT, CIE5 i it, -iv- AND DEALER IN PROF.m "WasMngton Street, MOTION CITY, KAS, MOLASSES, SODA, TOBACCO, SALT, SEPPER, FAMILY F MM, n&Trcra nniTTin 1MD NU!U, suon as Strawb'ries, Raspberries, ipts CUES, B3ftS Mrf ALSO : GUM POWDER. AND 3S" jA.1 DRIED APPLES AND 33ri73. PeaoHes. BUCKETS, ROPE, Sec, &.C, Sec, &c. ALSO: A WELL STOCKED SIT MARKET! 1 FRESH BEEF, SHOULDERS, &c. Terms, GASH ? OR EXCHANGE ' FOR PRODUCE W. K. BARTLETT, ' Dealer in cg30., JUNCTION CITY. KANSAS. SS On or about' the PIRST OF APRIL, I will open a large and complete assortment of and everything in the line of EiOTOMIi M)Smj 2fi2F My Prices are "Kt Iha lowest LiwngJRates. Remember thd Place: Wiioon'c Stone Building, nlStf! Junction, Kansas. Dialer in DRUGSjEEBICZIffES & CHEMICALS, I?ain.t, Oils ami "Varnishes, GLASS, POTTy, &c. !Pure Wines Sd Hiiquors, FOR MEDICINAL PURPOSES. DYt- WOODS & DTE STUFFS GENERALLY. Junction City, Kansas. m EDICINES WARRANTED GENUINE, iJJ. and of the best quality. Customers will find my Btock complete, comprising many arti cles iUs impossible here to enumerate, and all sold at moderate prices. n!8 JAMES B. DAVIS, Manufacturer and Dealer in , FURNITURE, Of every style and DescriptieB, UNDE'ETAKEE A'Larqe Assortment of mwmwmmmmw Constantly on hand. , 6QJ)elaicare Strcet,leL Second and Third :Leavemvorth, Kansas, , " ' I Yi kiamw Mimi h STOiniWM. 0001 -MIS PARLOR r