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THE INDEPENDENT: OSKALOOSA, KANSAS, OCTOBER 24, 1860.
w &srwrm 8 r ' j m fi ! m . He i I L r p . fr L m -T L? wkf Slip KiuJcjMflent J. W. ROBERTS, Editor. JCHV W. IAT, Inmate Iditor. OSKALOOSA, KANSAS. WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 24, 1860 4 8T. I0UI8 HEE TBU POICy. Leaving the local nffiirs of tho terri tory. for a Uhbc, we propo-e to discuss a subject Ultimately connected with the intcresta of our future state. At present there is a powerful effort being made to divert tiio trndo of Kan sas to Chicago, and the Hannibal and St: Joseph Railroad opens facilities of ommunicalion with that city which Benders it easy of access and attracts to it'qiute a considerable share of interest. M conjunction with the railroad faci liiiesthose interested endeavor to work for the.accoQiplis!iment of their pur poses by, appealing to the prejudices of the frech-atatc element in the tenitory, and enough sympathy, in view of what Chicago didLdariag the troubles atten ding the early, aettleaient of Kansas, to enlist the feeling of her people in be half of their city. This may be all right enough the way the world goes, which is "every one for himself;" but it .will be well for our" people to look about them with eyes undimmed and vision uncolored by any kind of preju dice; before they decide tliat Chicago ahall have their trade. We havo no ill feeling towards that city; on the contrary, wo respect her business mca for their enterpiisc, and hope that they will endeavor to furnish us with as much to consume as possible. sail at the lowest prices consistent with illegitimate trade; and so we wish of Cincinnati, and all other cities. But before our people invest any of their funds-rof which they have none to squander in any railroad enterprises looking to Connections with distant - cities, we wish them to be thoroughly posted; because a wrong move now will be sorely felt hereafter; and an unfor - tuaate investment in our infancy sadly retard our growth or cripple us up to waturcr life; -. Trade i govcrenod by cerium laws, and it will follow ilu-m in the end, as certainly us the law of gnvitation at tracts every thing to a common center. It is true.by a "violent effort trade may, for a lime, be diverted from its natural or 'legitimate cUnnnel, -na troj -body-by-tha application of sufficient force may bo thrown iu an opposito or oblique direction from the center of attraction; but these spasmodic efforts can only last or a more or less brief period, and thea Unnatural course of events will follow.' Xow. the first question of moment forua to consider is: Where is the natural1 'center of trade for Kansas? And when this question is satisfactorily answered, and the attracting point as certained, we shall at once know where to direct oHr efforts .and in what direc tionio expend our means. Xow, have wc any natural connec tion with Chicago? any river? any lake? auy sea ? Is there any thing that forms .a natural link between us and that city ? Plainly not. All our com munication with her is artificial. .'True, but are not railways the great equalizers aad regulators of trade ?" Certainly they .are, to a very great de gree; but they cannot change the laws of trade; and where nature lias made connections- .railways will never break them. No -great city has yet been built, by .railroads' alone; but all the great .eitii of the world have been built by the natural laws of trade. It is .these, tliat make metropolises in the commercial world, and without their aidno: Luge city can be built or sus tained.' " J5t.f Louis is, beyond all cavil, the natural center for the trade of all this region. of "country." embracing Missouri, Kansas Nebraska. Iowa, and parts of Wisconsin, and Minnesota. This much is certainly 'clear so cleaflhat it can-nofBebiistasTcnY'and-all the exertions ptlf forth to force trade into some'other clilnncl will', ultimately fail of success, siBd those-engVged in tlie'cnternrises be dolimed "to disappointment in the end. What thin ?- Shall we disconrite nancetlicm ? ev "Let us bid all welcome; ibrltuej "will benefit us to a ' i . "r .. . constderablexUatattd will pot prove disMtroiMtfio.taoaateagagad w them; bufdeiy Jeil'td'rcaaize their visionary hopes. It i. oars 16 welcome them; but Jet us hatband pur ova aaeans aad only appropriate than when they will tell will thesaott effect and be of the moat 'atre iwl featiag benefit. The "true policy of St.'Louisis loeet a pre Jy raikaad .-omUBicaton with KaMe;-an! to Make that cocusunic tioa' the west "eflectuali it shoald reach the center of 'trade In Kansas, which we ariniuire'surrlraTeliworlh cifyT AiitratiiilwuL'irtertarM hetweeu what the business of St. Louis is now demanding with a voice that already speaks loudly, and must become as the "sound of many waters" and "loud thunderings" until hcr-niercharits and manufacturer! will be compelled to hear and heed it. Already they feel the effect of the diversion in favor of Chicago; and they will feel it vet more and more utitil they awake to their own interest and counteract the influences that now make against them. If Chicago, in the face of all natural advantages, and by sheer force of de termined effort, has accomplished so much, how easy it would be for St. Louis, working hand in hand with na ture, to gain all that is really desirable or valuable. Ao difference what it cost her, St. Louis should hate a railroad to Kansas Uust as soon as it can be built. Every day she delays this great work, she is robbing herself, robbing her merchants, iier artisans, and shamefully neglecting her best commercial interests. If we were a citizen of that city, the subject should be agitated and not left to rest until some action were taken to carry out this great and vital work. The Pacific road might be extended with rapidity; but its terminus should be Leavenworth and not Kansas City; or, if it goes to Kansas city, from some good point a branch should be run to Leavcnwotrh, as this latter city has the run of trade and will keep it, because natural advantages give it to her. We speak thus not because we have un interest in Leavenworth; for we have not an inch of ground there nor a foot of land in the territory; but because from an impartial aud unprejudiced survey of the field, we believe what we say; and as a true friend of Kansas, and of all concerned, express our hon est convictions, and endeavor to have the best use made of our capital. We should be a traitor to the territory and future state were we lo pursue any other than an open and honest policy. We expect to be differed with by in terested parlies, and shall be sorry to disagree with them; but we feel sure our opinions,maturely formed, will bear the scrutiny of investigation in the pre sent, andbe demonstrated by the un erring decrees of time in the future; and thus believing, as the friend of all. we point out what stems to us the wisest course to pursue. St. Louis should wake up and shake hemiifjptf ahe contiirac-to act the slug gard millions of dollars will bo lost to her that she might have. Now is the time for her to work, and work with a will. She should strike for empire, and let her blows ring out on the gret an vil of enterprise aud progress and be characterized by telling effects. And Kansas should work to the same great end a union of the natural and artificial avenues and outlets of trade. Let there be thought aud action on the subject. is prepared by practical men (and wo men) who know what they write aboat, and it gives a great amount of valuable information, useful not ouly to the far mrrs, gardeners, stockraisers, fruit growers, and thoso who have little vil lage plots, but also to every family. We advise our readers to send 81 to the publisher. Orange Jodd, 41 Park Row, New York, and try the Agricul turist a year. A specimen copy can Relief at homo is absolutely impose! doubtless bo had bv sending to the publisher. Those subscribing now for the twentieth volume, (1861,) will get the remaining numbers of this year without charge. larWe see that our friend, Walter C. Duxton has been nominated by the Republicans of Riley and Clay Coun ties for Representative to the Territorial Legislature. Also, our friend, David II. Baily, of Leavenworth City, has been nominated for the same position by the Republicans of Lenvcnworlh County. They are both worthy young men, and, without wishing any body else any harm, nc hope they will be elected. (tamumrafti deaaaad for labor and ho money or pro visions to pay for it. Lastly, there are poor widows, with helpless, ragged ind destitute. families of small WriaVfn, to-whom haggard want is an unwelcome guest, and to whom gaunt famine will bo a s:ern and mexoraoie visitor before the winter shall have, half passed away, unless they nie supplied, and supplied speedily. Fmiso Prairies. Several limes, re cently, we have observed the prairies burning in different directions from town and have every time been paiued to think there are so many wanton. thoughtless, earless persons among us who will without a single thought of the consequences,set the prairies on fire. In the first place it is a direct violation of law, and every person committing the offence lays himself liable to be punished for it. Besides, hundreds yes, thousands of dollars worth of pro perty is .destroyed in this way every year, by tue burning of gram, hay, fences, houses and barns. And when the habit is wantonly practiced, no farmer knows the day when he may be made a victim of the "devouring ele ment." Many men have their all un avoidably exposed to its ravages, and persons should be careful uot to do that which is likely to result in damage to them. But this year, in particular, should individuals refrain from setting tire to prairies. 'Feed for stock the coming winter will be very scarce in deed many of our citizens will not have enough to feed their stock till spring if compelled to commence feeding now. But there should be no necessity for putting up stock so early, if.the prair ies are uot burned. If boys are so wanton-as to fire the prairies, their parents ought to punish them for it: and if per sons who are amenable to the law will fully ,or even, thoughtlessly, commit the same violation of the stautes.they should be punished by the legal authorities. We have no doubt that persons who think before tbsy act, will refrain from committing such depredations, and wc hope all will do so. inai A Goon Paper for Evert Famili. All our readers may not be acquainted with one of the most valuable agricul tural aud family journals in the coun try, now in its nineteenth volume: We refer to the American Agriculturist, which is a large and beautiful journal. devoted to the nraclieal lahora of th SI. LQRfrud Lea' - worth ei'j i just Qmtti ,IuU9e,,oIJ. It COUNTY RELIEF MEETING. PROCEEDINGS. Pursuant lo previous call, a meeting was held at Neircll's Hall, in Oskaloosa, on the evening of October 17th. 1860, to adopt sonic measures for the relief of the destitute families of Kansas. The meeting was organized by calling Richard Hull, of Jefferson Township to the .Chair. - . After some speeches were made, and statements given by several persons of the destitution in Jefferson County, Henry Buckmaster moved that, as it was evident relief must be had from abioad for the poor of Kansas, this meeting proceed to organize a County Relief Society, for the purpose of pro curing assistance from our fellow citi zens in the States. The motion carried. John W. Day then moved that a committee, consisting of one person from each township, be appointed by the Chair, to draft a plan of organisa tion that will best facilitate the objects of the Society, and that said committee he instructed to report to an adjourned meeting to-morrow night. The motion prevailed, and the following persons weie appointed to serve on that com mittee : Joliu "W. Day,-of Osfcaloosa," David Dickinson, of Jcffeison, Judge Azel Spalding, of Grasshopper Falls, Joshua Taylor, of Rock Creek, S. A. Kaufman, of Kaw, Alex. Bayne, of Kentucky, , of Osawkee. The meeting then adjourned until Thursday night, October 18lh. Richard Hull, Prest. lOskaloosa, Kansas, Oct. 18th, 1860 At the adjourned meeting of the cit izens of Jefferson County for the relief of the destitute, J. L. Si'eeh was called to the Chair, and James Monroe nas elected Secretary. The Committee appointed at the pre vious meeting, to recommend a plan of organization, made the following report: The undersigned, a committee of one from each township in Jefferson County, Kansas Territory, appointed by a meet ing of the citizens of said county, as sembled for the purpose of adopting some plan, for the feeding and clothing of the destitute and necessitous families qf the count", Respectfully report, that, notwith standing the opinions of some who have full stomachs and well clad backs, and have means in hand or at command to supply future wants, wc, both from our peisonal knowledge and from informa tion from reliable sources, are fully snt-iefied.-that there is now great want, and if relief is not speedily obtained there will be amine in our midst. We submit a few facts : It is known to all who havo examined into the mat ter, that there has not been raised the pifet year, as much wheat or potatoes as was sown and planted. The wheat and potato crop is therefore admitted to be an entire failure. The corn crop, the great staple em phatically the "staff of life," is but lit tle better not averaging five bushels to the acre and not one bushel in ten of that fit for bread. Of breadstuff and vegetables, there is not, we are firmly convinced, enough, if equally distributed, to supply tho people "three mouths; and yet there are flow nine, to twelve mouths to come and go before we can expect provisions from our own soil. Even our most thrifty farmers, have but little, if any, to spare. Thero arc among us men, of property, who are disposing of their stock at a sacrifice, iu order to procuro food and clothing for their families. And, finally, there are oiy many poor Laboring men, with large families, out of employment and out of means willing And ready to toil for a living but no one hireth them, there being no ble. We therefore recommend an or ganization, lo be called the "Jefferson County Relief Society;" whose business it shall be lo semi agents to the more favored portions of our mighty west. to solicit aid in money f provisions and clothing ; and have them shipped to the nearest and most accessible point. as soon as possible. We further recommend, that said society consist of three members from Oskaloosa Township, and two members from each of the other toivnships. That one of the members from Oska loosa Township be the president and one the secretary of said society. That the members of the society for each Township, shall be the persons to whom all applicants for aid shall apply and it shall be their duty iu their several Townships, to enquire and dil igently examine into the wants of the families in their bounds and whenever they shall ascertain that a family or families are proper subjects of relief, to give to the head or representative of such family a written statement of the number in family and the amount of provision or clothing which is ne?ded. That said statement shall be present ed to the president of the Society who shall thereupon draw an order for the amount of provision and clothing to which the applicant is entitled. Il&hall be the duty of the members of said Soeiety.in their several townships, immediately to thoroughly canvass their township and ascertaiu the amouut of provisions and clothing on hand and the amount which will be needed. We finally earnestly entreat our fel low citizens who have to spare that they divide with their needy brother man even to the last loaf, until w e shall receive supplies from the grauarics of our humane countrymen of the Slates. Jona W. Dat, Chairman, David Dickinson, Azxi. Spaldi.no. Joshua Tavlok, S. A. Kaufman, Committee. The report' was received and adopted, and the committee discharged. On motion of Noalj Leaverton, the persons present from the hevcral town ships were requested to present to the meeting the names of the persons they Jesire to be placed on the Committee, when the following persons were named and elected : 1 - Henry Crabbs, G. B. Carson, and James Monioe, of Oskaloosa twp. ; Hiram Webb and J. C. Todd, of Jeffer son twp.; Joseph Rogers aud J. L.Spcer, of Rock Creek twp.; James II. Jones and S. A. Kaufman, of Kaw twp.; Dr Peterson and P." A. Reed of Osawkee twp.; Alexander Bayne and John C. Bailey, of Kentucky twp.; and William Crosby and James Campbell of Grass hopper Falls twp. i At this stago of the meeting it wa announced that Gen. S. C. Pomeroy wns at the Dutton House; when on mo tion tho President appointed John W. Day, Mr. Gray and Geo. M. Dix a com mittee to wait upon Gen. Pomeroy, and invite him to this meeting to advise as to the best mode of proceeding. In a few minutes the committee re turned, and presented Mr. Pomeroy to the President, who stated to him the object of the meeting, and asked him to give his views on the subject, when he was introduced to the audience, and in a clear practical manner discussed the subject under consideration. The following is a synopsis of his remarks. His calculation of the extent of the destitution in Kansas was based on per gonal observation and the statistical reports of the different otvuships and counties. In company with Thadeus Hyatt, of New York, and W. F. M. Arny, of Kansas, he had visited several counties south of the Kansas river, and found the destitution much greater than they had anticipated that there was almost a total failure of corn, potatoes, buck n heat, tc. Judge Arny proceed ed immediately lo Illinois to. solicit contributions of corn to supply the immediate wants of the people until they could raise a crop. Mr. Hyatt aud Mr. Pomeroy (iontin ucd their journey, calling meetiags wherever they could get a few farmers together, to atcortaiu the amount of old corn on hand, and to organize societies in every county, aad they to form aux iliary societies iu each township, to re port a statistical exhibit of the crops for 1859 and 1860, with the probable amouut of corn there would be needed for consumption, and for seed in IC6I. They had traveled more than 1300 miles, aud visited every county south of the Kaw river. -. ., 7 Ou their leturn to Atchiton Mr Hvatt remained there about three weeks, wait ing Hfor the statistical reports to come in, that he might have something on which to form a basis to operate upon. When the' reports were received and footed up, the want and destitution of the Territory was seen to be much greater than was before anticipated. Mr. Hyatt gave Mr.,Pomeroy.8l50Q,of his own money to expend to the best advantage, and left 'for. New .York to raise fund's lo relieve the necessitous families of Kansas. The Gen. had spent the $1500, left by .Mr. Hyatt, aad about 400 of his owe, in addition, and had sent the provisions flour, meal, dec, to be distributed iu the southern coun ties, where the destitution seemed to be the greatest. He had also 'purchased about 50,000 bushels of corn in Illinois, which would bo shipped, as soon as possible. He made some estimate as to the ef fect the drouth has already had on the territory. At the single ferry at Atch ison they had crossed 32,000 hoga this fall, and a considerable number had gone out at other places. That at that place, as at others, large numbers of cattle had been taken out of the terri tory. That both hogs and cattle bad been sold at extremely low prices. From information gathered from relia ble sources, ho est imatgtL, that about 7,000 persons had left the territory to winter, some of r whom could not return until they could raise a crop where thejrgo'toT ;aHe slated that there was another project on foot for assisting the people of Kansas, but that it was not iu any way, directly or indirectly, connected with the present benevolent movement in Kansas, as some of the newspapers charged. It was a new Railroad oper ation, designed to build a road from Atchison to the Kansas valley, at some point on the river from Lawrence to Topeka; and as soon as $100,000 could be raised the work would be commen ced, and the money paid out for the labor, that it might soon get into tho various channels of trade in Kansas. That many men would prefer to labor for wages than to receive charity from their fellow citizens, and this would give them such an opportunity, besides doing a permanent good for tho ter ritory. He approved of the meeting and of its plan of operations. He thought it was best to send ageuls to tho Slates to solicit contributions of previsions, cloth- luir. and limner to par freiirlit. If enough could not be raised that way to supply Jefferson County,she could come in on an equal fooling with other coun ties for a share of the means raised thro' Mr. Hyatt's movement. On motion the Committe was re quested to convene again at a public meeting to be held iu Oskaloosa on Mon day, October 29.li. at 1 o'clock P. M., to report the wants of the several town ships.iindto transact such other buMiiss as may come before them. Meeting adjourned to 1 o'clock P. M., October 29th, 1850. J. L. Spekb, President. James Monroe, Secretary. Si i &i spaeiahtrain, splendhS furnished5., Jbr o-i.il.ix Tk-: j Ail. i:;j T ,ur" ucpHiure was Miw lotd-cherr by the assembled crowlt! The thpe pttiisMhKedjo tbihie publicasr hartl united in "the Feiitb and "Fifth Congressional Dastrictsoi Messrs. Uigelow and Appletoa for Cob grcss, against Rice and BarliHgnmc. Fatal Accident We.leara freas-tkeJSUr, that the sen of Christian Miller, near Springboio, was instantly killed oa last Wednesday morning. Tho boy, his father and an older brother went out in the morning to haul rails wtthaTiair of mules; While the father and oMer brother were loading the rails, 'he boy went oiit'eii the tongue of the wins to adjust the lines, and, while- doieg- so, the mules started off at a furious rate, throwing trirt Ks nnrf at fliA waaaBb4alrttefv liw i. Miami (O.) Whor? " ittiftL the neck his The remains of Qftf Hank and wife who lived alone f abwntone nife and a half from Mar ionjud., were found amid the ruins of their house ,on Sunday last, which had been consumed the meht be fore. IndicatiUs showed that the old people werethe victims of a cold mer cenary murder. They were known to have a consderable 'sum of money in their possession, and it is thought to secure this the murderers first killed the eld people, and afterwards fired the house. that evidences of their guilt might be destroyed. He served seven years in Bonaparte's army, was in Spain under Marshall Piey, fougut battles in Italy, aud traversed the whole eoutiaent of Europe to Moscow as an infantry sol dier. Miami Visitor. am.t;3 SftfHlT 1 tlttvPkUirft4 SSMW lUPt1UU. SJ OC3 : --" The Drouth ih Kansas. Tn an ar ticle upon the above subject, the New Yoik Tribune makes the following sen sible remarks: r7- "The drouth which has devastated so large a part of the Territory is qaite an exceptional misfortune. Others have preceded it,but none, we believe, so gen eral nor so serious; and while it creates a necessity for organised charity in the more fortunate States, it does not prove that the lair land beyond the Mississippi is an undesirable place for emigration. Such a disaster may not be repeated in a generatio"n, and should no more effect the prosperity of the Territory than : tie severe drouths which have. this year vis ited the Southern Slates, and parts of Kentucky, Tennessee, and Missouri, should destroy the prospects of those sections. October 24th 1860,by Rev. &Bieoks Mr. Elias Comerd, to Misa Haaji Caome. All of Jefiersea Coaaty, Kaa-sas. -4$M&fefc- Editors Independent: Please an nounce Uiesanseof. DKaykennaM. as an Independent candidate at the Nov Bleetioa, f Rea wseiitativa fiaa J.r.' ferson County to the Territorial Legit. lature, and much oblige Mant Citizebs. K Editors iMXPERDaV-BtaieTsar nounce the name of John WCawlfieli as an independent candidate fcr the o .fice'of County Assessor at the Novem- oer.JMrciioB: jblaxx tax fewal te The Territory. The Republicans of Douglas County have nominated the following excellent Representative ticket: Geo. W. Dettzler, Paul 11. Borkdu, Hermann Thonan. In Atchison County .Robert McBrat- ney and A.8. Speck are the Republican candidates for election to lure. Leav. Times. the Legisla- The Result in Oregon. San Francisco, Oct. 10. On the 8th, news reached San Fran cisco by tilegraph that the Oregon Sen atorial election took place at Salem on the 2d, in due legal form. J. W. Nesmith (Douglas Dem.) was elected for the long term, and . D. Baker (Rep.) for short term, five years. Baker is a uon-iniervcntion .Republican, with views similar to Eli Thayer's. Tho news electrified California Re publicans, many of whom think the Stale may go for Lincoln if Baker can be induced to take the stump here. From Hew York. New York, Oct. 20. Tho obsequies of Ephriam L. Snow list evening, at the Green street Motho dist Chuich, were largely attended. by various temperance societies. Address es were made by Dr. Chapin. Malhew Hale Smith and others. - The Times' Washington correspon dent telegraphs theNFcarauguan Minis-' ter notified the State Department that a plot exists in the- southern states, to in vade Central America, for the purpose of extending slavery, under the auspices of a powerful combiiiaiion.to which tieri. Walker was simply an agent. The Vanderbilt and City of Balti more sailed to-day tho former taking 181 passengers and '9857,000 in specie -the tatter 265 passengers and no specie. The Representatives of the Great At lantic and Western Lines of Railroad, have been in session at the St. Nicholas Hole, during the past few days. The meeting yesterday adopted a uniform tanu ot ireigius tor the western roads, which, it is believed, will prevent com petition in business between the vari ous lines. Aid to Kansas, We are well con vinced that the real condition of Kansas is well understood abroad, and appreci ated. The donations for the relief of tlie suffering poor have thus far been liberal, and even magnificent. In an other article we mentioned a donation by Thadeaus Hyatt, and it affords us pleas ure in being able lo state that the first shipment of provisions from the Stales was received in this city on yesterday. Two car loads of exaellent potatoes reached here by the morning train in charge of Albert M. Burdett, of Kuox ville. Knox county, Illinois. Thi we are assured by that gentleman is the first of the heavy shipments of produce to follow from his county. As evidence of the promptness wtth which the farm ers of Knox county respond to the calls of the local committees, twelve in one Township contributed twelve hundred bushels of corn, to be forwarded as soon as arrangements are made here to receive it. An active, efficient and responsible agent should be appointed at once to recieve and distribute the pro duce that is coming forward, on the or der of like agents in the several coun ties of Kansas. The agent located at this point should be furnished with funds to pay charges on the freight when it arrives. Air. Uurdett informs us that ho has made contracts with the various Railroad Superintendents to transport this freight at greatly reduced prices. We trust that the meeting which is to be held at the Recorder's office, this evening, will take such action on the subject as its importance demands. Atchison Union. " DIOLUTION OF COPARTNERSHIP. Notice k hereby gives that an uw.Utk (, August. A. D. lttO. taa parurartfeip fanMefam existing between William McOrty aad Fraak Un Finch, under the fina.aanw and style McCtf ty Flr.cb. was dissolved kv n Qlual coBaaai. las business of tae aim will be Mtllad joiattv. WILLIAM McC A rY. FRANKLIN FIMCB ELECTION NOTICE In compliance with law, notice is here by given to the qualified electors of Os kaloosa Township, Jefferson County, Kansas Tenitory, that at a General Election to be holden in and for the said Territory and the various counties there-, of on Tuesday after the first Monday ia November, A. D. 1860, there are to be chosen by the electors of the Territory' at large, one-Territorial Raprriatendaat of Common Schools, for the term of one year from the 1st day efrJawury:A. D. 1861. Bv the electors of the 4th Bsp- resentative Distiict, composed of Ihe County of Jefferson, two members of the House of Representatives "of the Legislative Assembly of Kansas Terri tory for the tern of one year frost Ue first day of Jaauary A. D. 1861. By the electors of Jefferson County three County Commissioners a County As- ' sessor lo hold their respective offices according to the provisions of the law. The Polk oLOtkafooea Tewaahif Iw'the County aad Territory aforesaid, will be held open at the usual place of iolding elections in said Township, o Tntsday November 6th A. D. 1860. Wm. C. Barne'j. Township Tmslee, Oskaloosa, Oct. 20th 1860. 16-lw Movements of the Royal and Popnlar Sovrelgns. Boston, Oct. 20. At 9:33 this morning, the Prinee'and suite left the Revere House under the escort ofUie'Lancers, and proceeded to the Eattetu depot, where tfiey took a It is reported that, ou the 15th, Mr. Hyatt called upon the President at Washington, and urged him to post- Eone the sale of the New York Indian mds. He made a strong appeal to the President, in behalf of the suffereis by the drouth in Ksmsas, and asked him to call Ihe attention of Congress to the matter in his forthcoming message. The l'resident listened to him attentive ly, and assared him that he would do all in his power to aid the people of the Territory. Mr. Buchanan said he had received several letters from poor wom en in Kansas informing him of the de- rable condition of Uung&.tnere.-Xoztva. -worth Times. Sad Accident. On Monday last.a son of Mr. Frank Elijah, while feeding a sugar-cane mill, accidentally got his left hand caught in the cos; and be fore the horse could be stopped his hand was .torn off at the wrist, and most of the muscles and skin to above the elbow-joint. The arm was skillfully amputated by Doctors Northnip and fotter. Urasshopper Tails Cfazette. J. Cooper, has been oDDointed Re ceiver of the Land Office at Lecompton, Kansas. Popclation of Kansas. the cen sus returns' to the U.S.Marshall for this Territory, show a population, within the bouudries prescribed by the Wyaa- dott Constitution, of 1 09,421 . . The inhabitants of the 'Pike's Peak region will' number'1 about "7S,C00. j Ttrnts. " . s.r 'm GREAT EASTERN ROUTE VIA -- OHIO & MISSISSIPPI BROAD GUAOE RAILROAD Making the quiekeat tima frm St. Lonit to Cincinnati, Loaofil. NaAvUU airf-all Eatmi Cite! Nw Yok. 42 boats. PitUburg, 2 1 hour Boitoo, 41 hoars. Wheeling, 9houT8. Phildephw.S8hoti-i. Cleveland. 19 boor. Biltitnor-.3flhoarw. Buffi o. 26i hura. VT-hiii)-tOD.3"i boos. LoateTiiU, 111 hounw - Xhvtltej.SOuur. . From St. LoVu to Ciociantii wmeVT CAASen; or CAM From Cinrinoti to Cleveland, Pitta burg or Bellair, without change of rars BAGGAGE CHECKED THROUGH. The II. & St. Joe R. R., and Keokuk padteu. the North iMiwouri, and tn Ohio A Jtiaamippt R. R.'S muka closo and reliable eoaacctioo at Cincinnati, withoutwanikaa ride, vita taa farof ite Roads of thr West. The Little Miami k Col!umbn A Xenia, and Cincinnati. Hamiltot A Dayton Rail-Road, for Dayton and Collumbus. With the Cleveland. Collnrnbas and Cincinnati ,K.R , for Cletel and, BufftloA Niagara EaHav The PitukorK.CoIlam bi A Ciucinuati, and Fort Wayne A Chicago R. RS for Fittsbnrsh and Philadelphia. The ta Lal Ohio R.R.. forZ-waville, Wbeeliaw aad Bal timore, Marietta A Cincinnati R. R... for Chjlli cothe. Marietta. Parkerabarg'and Baltimore, and with either of tlrjFuur Great Eaatera Liaea for New York or Boston. Pji-sengrrs by this roate hare.tfaa aefrranWatefJ wide ana pacins rsrs, wim inun rmrauij -room bi.th ia teats and ia aile. than can to found on any nthrr Railroad ia the Weft, aad the comfort afforded by Foete's Pattit Tutilifei Cm jUh And Foote's itent ventilated alteoing earthy nii?ht. Pas.angeri from the West by lb. Ohio A Mn itsippi R.R have the advantsMOver tkeae bv otlur lines IN THE CHOICE OF SEATS AND BERTHS, from Cincinnati U era arts no chan ge' of cart between Ciaaiaaatl 'aad ClevaUadi Pittibareh or Bellair. ' ' M Two daily thresh Express train, (Saadaya Ex cepted,) one train Sunday evening. OhioA'Misaiseipt-tune TKStaaiaateirfaMer than St. Louis time. The jfcWc are areapectf airy cautioned against bills aavenssiBt; other roowa making anicker time. .kC,l.k. -LAI.:., t Mi-inini M For information, apply at the Office, So2t directly oa the corner of Fourth aad Caesaat SUv under Planter' House, St. Loni. Utf. T LOCGH, ae-l Ticks Agrw.- - IC'l t i AMymfikl wiileuie tii leltii GROCERS, 3d Street, adjoining Parka Dr-r Stores LEAVENjrORTQ KANSAS'. , - , e-ss A; J. FRANCIS, - ATTORNEY ATU-W A NOTARY PUBLIC OSAWKEE, JEFFESON-CO.S. T- Will practice in all the Coarts at this Tsrrito ly. All business proaptly atteasW tswt e 15-6m. " " .- "-TJ -T? T5 HENRY BUCKJIASTEJlafv D., Physician uf'Krgeea, t, (1 OSKAI.eeSA,-KAXSAS -' Office South side of PuMo evee-jew' ' Cr-wfcni'. Stare. .-' - "7 Reeidt-nce jo the lJf dwelling Iiow Liltrty street. , Nort 12-tl