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IN THE MEADOWS.
BY BAYARD TAYLOR.
1 lie In the summer meadows,
fu the meadows all alone,
Wi tb the infinite sky above me,
And the aun on bia mid-day throne.
"The aniill of the flowering graasei A
la sweeter than any rose,
-And a million happy insects .
Sing in the warm repoae.
"The'tnothcr lark that ia brooding.
Feelshe aunahine on ber wings.
And the deepa of the noon-day glitter -
. With swarms of fairy thiDgs.
From the billowy green beneath me
To the fathomless blue abore, V
, -eaturea of God ere happy ' V
' - r .. e warmth of their aonuner lore."
, 'te bliss of nature
,. Y-. 'j'vw 'very vein; .
' , '.. w1 1 Ugh of summer
; f .'vioMom in heart and broin. ,
I?i: : ;' . 'than any shadow
s " r-clouda unfurled,
.''A v'ath arises, -.
; r" -J. 'ih iain the world! .,
Ami trw,tT may beam aa ever.
' . t a cloud be curled,
i. .: . ' -airs be liviug odors,
... ' it":' ' . ,tb isiu the world. .
i n 0 : deepsof sunshine
1 . V:' .isible blot is hurled ; '
' There'iight in the sunimor meadow's,
But death ia in the world !
LOVE AFTER MARRIAGE.
BY MARY W. S. GIDSON.
No wooing had preceded the marriage. It
was merely a marriage lit eonvenance bolh
iartiea understood onil regarded it so. It was
not they thai was married, but the broad lands
and fertile estates of their parents. Strange
thai arv man, and much more, any woman,
tt ..; v ..-i 1 1 so faise an act I But Hugh
Oian-- ' . i and would have loved bis
beaulili l hiide, bad It not beeo for the stately
coldnen of her demeanor; be had been un
toiled by eonta.; with the world, and longed
fur bapiiii.es and home. Alice Carlton ouied
little lor either, and still less for him. In ber
first iiirldhood she had plighted ber faitb to
Xne who It ft her for a time, and died in s far
off land of gold died before one word or mes
sane could be sent to ber be loved died alone
and amajig strangers, and was buried wbere
feet tsr could never moisten the terf on bis
The told the tidings to Alice, little dream
ing that the lonely adventurer had been augh
to ber. She was in her elegant borne, sur
rounded bye brilliant circle of guests, while
HughGraudison leaned over ber chair, andbent
his eys upon ber qneenly face and form. She
beard Ihe weaker through! U.e rich color died
slowly out of net cheeks, leaving ber wbita
and stern; her lips sbut firmly as if tl.ey would
renress a shriek of aeony I her large dark eyes
uandertd around the group with gaze of
iiaasiimate detnair. 1 he wondering or an
mound lecalled ber to herself, and making a
cracelul ecology for tier suaden abstract ion
she played ber pan 10 successfully, that no
one (jueitea the stcret sue guarueu wun opai'
tSn like tiimiiess.
' Not miiil ahe was alone in her chamber, did
the storm burst forth. She mourned aa she
bsd loveJ, most deeply and passionately, but
to the world she seemed unmoved, a nine
colder a little haughtier-! little more imps
tient of outspoken admiration and love, she
Kernel; but fueling was unfashionable in her
nclu ire circle.-and none knew, or cared to
koow, that the heart beating within her breast
was s heart ol alone.
A year passed away. The father of Alice,
seeini; that sbe was in no way inclined to
cfiose one from ber many lovers, chose for her,
and aelected Hugh Qrandison as his future son
in law. The young man was only too eager
and willing to accept the fair band o He red
Mm, but when ber father brought bin to ber
as an acknowledged lover, sne checked an nis
raptures, and said coldly
"Mr. Qrandison let na have a perfect under.
standing. I do not love you; 1 never shall
love" a look of in shot over her calm face
as ahe suppressed the word ''again." Sbe
paosed for a moment, and then went on, with
ber cold dark eyes bent full upon his face.
"But my father wishea ua io marry your
parents wiab it you wish it, and I am not op
posed to the measure. But I beg yon lo un
demand distinctly thst, while I give a wire'
duty, you must never look for her love or blind
submission. . From the moment we leave the
altar, our lives must be separate, though our
, borne is one. On these conditions, ond these
only, I will give you my ba,nd. are tbey ac
The young nun stood for a moment bewil
4ered. There was no mistaking bet words or
manner. Those clear dark eyes, that scorniui
lip and haughty brow, assured him that she
bad spoken tne uutn, ana no rove wee vnere
but be bad long cherished a passion for ber
and hoping that bis fervent love would win
some afieotion in return, when tbey were one
in the eyea of the world, he clasped tb small,
tail band in bis, raised it to bia lips, and ans
wered, . ' -.
"1 accept. And it shall be the duty of my
life to make you happy.
"Be it so," was her u amoved reply, a nd then
be left him.
The engagement was soon made public, and
11 eyes were curiously scsnning the bappy
pair. Tbet could find no fault with the
concealed devotion of the lover; and the calm,
unmoved way in which Alice received bis a
tentions, or listened lo his whispered words,
. was acknowledged to be the perfection
high breeding. "A Wueen could not be more
tranouilly self-possessed," was the genera
verdict, as all looked eagerly forward to the
It came ere long, on a bright sunny spring
' dav. The splendid parlors were filled with
the fashionable friends of both, and a murmur
of congratulation greeted the lovely bride
Hit turned irom tne auor wi n eocene ana upi
aa white as the snowy satin robes she wore,
She leceived bis first caiets iss calmy as though
he were but one of the glittering throng around
her; and when all bad wished her Joy, she re
tired to her apartments, preserved an unbroken
" eilenw, while her dressing msid robed ber
her plain iravcling dress, and Joined the party
" Ouce sgain, ittircd for ner journey. Calmly
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and coldly were all her farewells spoken; but
when she came to tier lather, ber forced com
posure gave way, and throwing her arms
around his neck, she clung to him a moment
In silent, tearless sgony. It wss her last dis
play of weakness. She hen id bia parting b'.ee
sine, and sitting; by the side of her husband
'was whirled rapidly away from the home of
A month elnnsed before lh pair returned to
occupy their elegant mansion, far "up town."
But in thst month a strange cnar.ge nau taken
place in-Grandison. Ho seemed restless, on-
easy and agitated; he followed the stalely
movements of bis wire with anxious eyes; he
was unhappy in her society, and wretched
away from her side; in short, be was a little
like the lurht-beaited Dacneior nis nearest
frienda bad known, and one and all foreswore
matrimony on the spoVerwsJMt tad altered
It was not lone ere Madam Rumor reported
the startling fact thst ttie'fyincely Household
was carried on upon-tlie taropean plan, ami
the lady and gentleman scenpitrt separate
apsrtment, and only met at stated hours in
the freat drawing rooms brlow. Great was
the wonder ol the "upper ten;" many trie sur
misos hazarded upon, but no one dared ques
tion the parties most deeply interested, ana
thev held their peaoe. 1 In publio and in pri
vate Alice was uniformly kind and polite to her
husbsnd; but this was all, and the wondering
city bad an opportunity of witnessing that
anomaly a man violently in love wun his
own wife, and seekiig in vain to win her
I doubt if Alice saw the alitipgle in his mind.
Her own feelings were benumbed her own
heart seemed cold and dead. Judging his na-tu-e
by her own she deemed him satisfied
with her rigid observance of all wifely propriety
and dignity i was all he required of her
she was true to the letter ol her vow, ana
her spirit was at rest.
Two years hod passed away. It wag the
anniversary of her wedding night," and Alien
Grandison sat in ber boudoir, robed for a party
and only awaiting the arrival of her husband,
wh j was to escort her. The years had changed
her little. Sbe was fair and proud as ever.
Her robe was of azure velvet her coronet of
pearls anddiamonds hernecUlace, her brace
lets, and the single ring sbe wore, were tit
adornments for an Empress, and right well did
she become them. She was alone, and touch
ing a secret spring in tier private eicriioirt,
she took from a small drawer two miniatures
cased in gold, and laid them side by side.
Une was '.bat 01 her dead 10 er; tne oilier 01
her husband. Leaning her bead upon her
band, she gszed long and earnestly at the two,
and as her dark eyes dimmed with tears, she
could not but acknowledge the shodowy like
ness that txisied between the loved nnd the
unloved. It was a faint and shadowy one
but still it was no fancy. A something on the
lip, cheek and brow the same careless ar
rangement of the waving hnir and more than
all, the same earnest, loving intensity of look
and expression in the deep blue eyes. This
never seen before, was what now claimed ber
attention to bolh.
The small pendule over the mantlepiece
struck the hour of nine, and with a deep sigh
she replaced the noma its in the drawer, and
left the room. She rang, on reaching tne
drawing room, to ask for her husband. 1 here
was a bustle and the sound ol many lest otic re
the summons was answered, and then the ser
vant who entered looked pale and frightened.
A strange, sickening sensation crept over her
as she asked
"Where is your master?"
The servant stammered, hesitated, and cast
strange looks towards the door. Dreading she
knew not what, she stepped into the nan, ana
looked down the wide si airs- Four men were
ascending, bearing a motionless form between
ibem. t he long hair banging down towaius
the floor, and fiom a wound 111 the forehead
the dark red blood was flowing freely. They
stopped short when they saw her awaiting
them; they evidently ureaueu tue scene, uui
she wss firm and calm, though heavy at heart
icy the thought, "If be is dead, how can
forgive myself for the unhoppinessl havecaus
Obeying her calmly spoken orders they laiu
lain down upon a tote, in the spieuuiu draw
ing room. He had been struck down, before
hisown dwelling, by a runaway horse, an
the family physician, who was instantly sum
moned, gave little bopes for his recovery
The wretched wife sat close beside him while
the unsightly wound Has closed; his blood
flowed unheeded over her rich attire, and one
small while hand was crimsoned, as it held his
head; for the first lime her pale lips pressed
his own: for the first time she laid her cheek
to his, and called him by a thousand endearing
names; for the first time the knowledge that
she loved him came to bring her tenfold misery
The estrangement of years was foigotten; the
stone was rolled away from the door of her
heart, and its living waters gushed out once
more. But he who would have perilled life
and limb for one unsolicited caress from ber,
now lay pale and still while sbe pressed him
to ber heart, and the love that he bad sought
in vain during life, seemed given only too late
only to waste itself upon n pallid corpse
a gilded coffin and a lonely gravel
bha watched beside him, day end nignt,
the chamber where he bad spent so many
lonely hours'. Into this room she had scarcely
ever entered since he had installed her mistress
of bis household, and every where she saw such
traces of his love for her, as pierced her very
heart. In asmall alcove beyond his bed, hung
her portrait, the first and last thing he sa
be opened and closed his eyes. A small inlaid
cabinet held the gifts sbe had bestowed upon
him Mora time to time; a tavorite dook--o pio
lure tress of dark brown hair withered bo-
quets asms II golden star, and many things
which sbe had given ceremoniously anu iigru-
ly, whicb be had treasured as niscboicest pos
The glitter ofs golden chain upon his neck
attracted her attention, as abe bent above biin
one night. Sofilysbe drew it furtb, and gazed
opon a splendid picture of herself, set in
small gold frame. Sbe gazed in silence for
moment, out when upon ina omer siuo sue no
ticed ring the wedding ring that she had
never worn ber composure gave way. Pride
had left ber heart, and love usurped its place.
Sinking upon her knees by the bedside, while
ber tears fell fast UDon the dear band that lay
feebly on the counterpane, she prayed as she
bad never prayed before, inatuou woma spare
hi life, that ahe might atone for btr sin
years of patient and enduring love.
Her prayer was heard, for God is merciful
even when we sin most deeply. . All night sbe
watched beside him. With the early dawn
thephvaiclnn (now domesticated in the house,)
entered the room. He held the shrunken baud
in his for a moment, gave searching glance
into the marble like face, and turning to her,
said briefly .
"Your care baa saved him, lie will live!"
Late in the afternoon of that day A lie
beside his bed, waiting for the long deep slum
ber to be broken, that she might see those blue
eyes look up at her once again. She was
dressed as for a bridal, in a robe cf pearly sat
in, with no ornaments save a single white rose
in tier dark hair, and another on her breast.
The colordeepened in her cheeks as the event
ful hour drew near; ber One eys glowed and
sparkled with the love so long imprisoned, and
so suddenly set free.
Tire golden hands of her watch pointed to
I lie hour of seven, when the sleeper moved
slightly, drew a long sigh, ond opened hiseyes.
She bent above him with a beating heart: his
gaze wandered nnensily about the room, fixed,
upon her kinuieti, aim he tried to smile.
Very gen'ly she passed her anus beneath Ms
aching bend, and drew it to words her till it
retted upon her bteattj very gently ber warm
lips tell upon his mow; very gently the tears,
which she could not quite repress, fell upon
his wasted cheek.
He looked up in a strange, joyful suiprise,
and asked faintly:
"Alice, what does this mean?"
"11 means that you must live to forgive me!"
she sobbed. "That I lore 7011 with my whole
heart, and none but you! Do not send me
awny, my husband!"
Ah, his tears were falling now! Too weak
to feel astonishment, lie could only thank Cod
silently. He drew ber feebly to his breast,
'il wife 1 God bless your Life is worth the
living now! '
Ther lips met in a long, lon kiss of recon
ciliation and forgiveness. All wns silent in
the chamber; for happiness like their" s there
is no language.
Count what! Whycount the mercies which
have been quietly falling In your path throng
every period Of your history. Down tbey
corne every morning and every evening, aaii
gel, messengers from !ho Father of lights, to
tell of your best Friend in Heaven. Have you
lived these years, wasting mercies, trend ins
them beneath your feet, consuming them every
day, aad never yet realize from whence they
came? If you have, Heaven pity you.
You have murmured under affliction but
who lias heard you rejoice over blessings?
Do you ask what are these mercies? Ask U.e
sunbeam, the rain drop, the star of the queen
of the night. What is life but a mercy?-
W hat is health, strength, friendship, social
life, the gospel of Clirist divine worship? Had
they the power of speech, each would say: "I
om a rrercy." Perhaps you never regard them
as such. If not you have b.en a dull student
of nature or revelation.
Vi hat is the propriety of stopping to play with
a thorn bush When you may just as well pluck
sweet flowers, and eat pleasant fruits?
Vet we have seen enough or men to know
that they have a morbid appetite for thorns.
If they have lost a friend, they will murmur at
the loss, if God bos given them a score of new
ones, . A 'id somehow, evryibms iwinv
value when it is goae, whicb man would not
acknowledge when he had it in possession,
unless, inded, some one wished to purchase it.
Happy is he who looks at the britlit aide of
life, of providence, and of revelation. Who
avoids thorns, thickets and sloughs, until his
Christian growth is such that if he cannot im
prove them, he may pass among t lie in without
injury. Count mercies before you complain ol
afflictions. Iletigious Telcicope.
The Two Tailors.
"I toke my coat into Littlejohn's; in two
hours it is mended, and very likely Littlejolm
himself will bring it home. 1 look my vest
two weeks ago to Brown's, lo have n few re
pairs made; Saturday night it was nut done,
though he lind hod the who'e week lo do it in.
I sent again the next Saturday night, 'Well,
really. It had somehow escaped him,' he said.
Now, which of these two men win Lrubably
succeed in business? 'Litllejolm is already a
rich mon,1 said the gentleman. 'Crown has
failed three times; lie is poor now, and always
will bo. Doing, not delaying, must bs a bu
siness man's motto.' In other words, for the
Scriptures are remarkable for practical wis
dom, 'Whatsoever ihy hand findeth to do, ifo
it tm'iA Uiy might.'
CTbe editor of a New York paper, while
recently confined to his bed bysevero illness,
wrote to his sssislant ss follows :
"They say I am better to doy. I suppose
suffer more now from externals than from bod
ily pain; with the cats at night, and in the
day a young lady at the next door, who is try
ing her prettiest to be a prima donna, it is
hard to tny when I shall be released from this
bed. Please send me one of Sharp's rifles,
that I may silence the feline ruffians on the
shed, and send olso, a' shallow young man,
with long light hair, a smooth face, and draw
ling voice, lo quiet the musical prodigy in
BT A little Galveston boy only eight years
old, now on a visit abroad, and writing home
lo his mother, says:
"If you do not receive this letter, tell father
that 1 wrote it anyhow, for 1 want bun to know
that I Uep my promise."
This is like Pat, who, writing to his better
"When yod call at the post for this, if the
postmaster tells you it is not there, tell him he
lies, the baste, lor sure, biddy, be I not wri
ting at this piesent moment intirely?"
tT'Pal." said a gentleman to his Hibernian
factotum, 'did you ever present luut bill
gave yod for payment?'
'And what was the gentleman's answer?'
'Evasive?' How to?'
'Why, sir, he said he'd be banged if he'd
ttfr A drunken fellow having sold all bis
goods to msintain himself at hia glass, except
his bed, at Inst made way with that too. lie
ing reproved by some of his friends be said: "I
sra very well thank God, and why should
keep my bed?" ' .
. CFWben the widow of Wiseacre surveyed
the funeral pomp which escorted her vear de
parted' to tbe grave, she said, 'Ab, how de
lighted my poor husband would be to see Ibis,
he was always so fond of ceremony!'
QrSwepdle pipes thinks that instead
giving credit to whom credit is due the cssh
had better be paid. Sweddlepipes should not
be Impertinent. ' '
1 1 11 ' 1 1. 1 i
. ETA boarder at one of tbe hotels was re
cently observed to shed tears when the cheese
passed. Upon being asked the excuse of his
agitation, he replied "that cheese is a very
Mewing; sight." .,-
LT"You lie !" as the
knocked the other down.
man said when
The Two Tailors. Political Reading.
A Chapter of Outrages Committed in Kansas
by the Emigrant Aid Society of New England
and their Myrmidons, Claiming to be
Free State Men and Friends of Humanity.
The New England Emigrant Aid Society
sends s large number of their hirelings to vote
at the election for members of Congress, who,
after voting on the 29th of the same month,
gtarlej bac t0 the East the next day,
November, 29. 1854,
Mr. Davis, a citizen of the Territory, brutally
murdered a few tnJei from Lawrence by one
Kilby, a hirvd tool of tne New England Emi
grant Aid Society, who has since fled tbe Ter
March, 25, 1852.
Malcolm Clarke, one ol the best cilizrns of
Leavunworth, murdered by ore Cole McCrea,
a higher law lecturer and ruffian, who has
brakes tail, fled the Territory, and when last
heard from was lecturing sdmiriug throngs of
lilack Uepublicans in Wisconsin.
The New England Emigrant Aid Society
send hordes of voters tb the Teiritory, a num
ber of whom obtained tuffnlo robes in Kansas
City and Westportandjeturned them after the
election hold on the 3(Xh March, and returned
to the cast.
The secret military o
by the hired tools of the
'gsuization entered into
Ni-'W England Emigrant
Aid Society in the Ter
'he most horrid oaths
lory, bound together by
to resist Hie regularly
bf the Territory by force
and bloodshed, and pr
tect and defend each
other in lheir midniglt atrocities for which
purpose they abundantly provided themselves
with secret signs and
grips, by which they
could at all times recognize each other, and
more effectually carry on their disorganizing
and revolutionary schsmes.
Tho NeV EnglandAid Society commenced
erecting a Stone Fort in the lown of Lawrence,
under the dl guise of a hotel, building it with
safety upoii'ihe legal authorities, and thus pre
vent the execution of any legal process in the
town of Lawrence.
May and June, 1855.
Sharp's titles and other deadly weapons ar
rive at Lawrence, havingbeen sent by the F.,m
igrant Aid Society to their secret military or
ganization in the Territory, to aid them in exe
cuting the revolutionary orders of their toasters
in the East. I
The minions of the Aid Society held the no
torious Big Sandy Convention, and resolved
that thfly would frtiat the laws to a 'bloody
The same Convention, ofter ignoring the
laws, appointed the 9th of October fur holding
s pretended election for a Membe'r of Congress,
nnd appointed an Kxeculive Committee, with
James H. Lane, Chairmen, to designate dis
tricts and pretended judges for said illegal elec
tion. The same Convention nominated A. II. Ree-
der as their pretended candidate for Congress,
who accepted the same in a very inflammatory
ond revolutionary speech.
October 9, 1855.
Said pretended election was held and some
two thousand nine hundred pretended votes
polled for A. H. I teed it, as a bogus delegate to
Congress, and at the same time members were
elected to s pretended convention to form a
October 25, 1855.
One Collins, of Doniphan, an officer in the
secret army of Abolitionists, brutally attempted
to murder Pat Laughlin, an associate in the
same organization, who become disgusted with
US' treasonable and diabolical scheme, exposed
them to the world, with their walch-words,
snd secret signs and grips.
The pretended Convention met at Topeka,
and adopted a Constitution for the bogus State
November, 24, 1855.
A number of outlaws, calling themselves
Free State men of the Hickory Point neighbor
hood, Douglas County, ina publio meeting as
sembled, adopted resolutions declaring that
there were no laws in the Teiritory, and ap
pointed a committee to punish summarily all
persons whom they might see proper to desig
nate as offenders or criminals.
November 25, 1855.
Jacop Dranson, and officer of the Emigrant
Aid Society's secret military organization,
threatens the life of a Mr. Buckley, who has
a peace warrant issued against him by a mag
istrate, UugU Cameron, of Lawrence.
November 27, 1855.
Sheriff Jones arresis said Branson upon said
peace warrant, and while taking him before a
Justice of the Peace was attacked by a parly of
ontlaws, armed with bimrp s rules, revolvers,
&o., headei' by one S. N. Wood, of Lawrence
who forcibly rescued said Branson from bis
custody, declaring at the same time that (here
was no Governor, no Judges, and no Courts in
the Territory, ond no laws except their Shorp's
November 27, 1855.
The citizens of Lawrence in public meeting
indorsed the Hickory Point Resolutions. Said
meeting was addressed by S. N. Wood, the
leader of the band who rescued Branson from
the sheriff, and by Jacob Branson himself, and
from that day the members Of the secret mili
tary organization throughout the Territory be
gan immediately to assemble at Lawrence,
(or the purpose of resisting the execution of tbe
laws, and protecting Branson, Wood and other
violaters of the law in theit lawless and revo
The outlaws thus assembled took refuge in
the stone fort erected by the Aid Society, which
also furnished them with Sharp's rifles and
other deadly weapons; but finally finding
themselves overpowered by the law-abiding
citizens, who had been called out by Governor
Shannon to assist the sheriff of Douglas County
in executing tbe laws, they secretly sent the
notorious Wood out of the Territory to tbe
Slate of Oiiio, and Branson out of the town of
Lawrence, declaring that they had nevor Jus
tified those men in their lawless acts, and
were inoowise responsible for them; that they
were not In Lawrence, and lhat'the sheriff of
Douglas County Could then and at all times
serve any legal process in Lawrence without
any difficulty or resistance whatever.
Moved by their protestations ol innocence
snd law-sbiding professions, 1 he Gotemor dis
banded" the militia that had been called out
for the emergency, aad for a short time peace
and quiet pievailed.
December 11, 1855.
Sheriff Jones received on anonymous letter
through the postofllce at Lawrence, warning
him thai, should heserve another legal process
in said lown, be would sign his own death
warrant. This anonymous letter purported to
come irora ' i nt secret i icetve.'
December 15, 1855.
An election, held by order of Ihe Big Springs
executive uommillee, to pass upon the eonsti
tution adopted by ihe bogus convention at To
peka, which received less than one tbmtand
votes, all told, in Ihe whole Territory.
Another pretended election held by order of
J. If. Lane, chainr.an of a so-called Executive
Committee for members of the Legislature of
the bogus State of Kansas, snd (or a Governor,
Treasurer, Secretary of State, and Supreme
Uuurl Judges and other ollxers.
A Mr, Cook, very worthy citizen, residing
near Easton, Leavenworth County, was mur
dered by a party of outlaws, calling themselves
"Free State men."
March 4, 1856.
The said bogus Legislature, Governor, and
other State officers, met at Topeka, and were
all sworn into office by J, H. Laue, chairman
of the aforesaid Executive Committee.
The bogus Goveruor sent into the pretended
Legislature a very inflammatory document,
called a message, and began to exercise the
functions of Governor.
The outlaws held a meeting at Ossawato
mia, at whicb they passed resolutions not to
abide by the Territorial laws, and pledged
themselves lo resist them even though they
had to do so by force, and warned the County
Commissioners not lo attempt lo make assess
ments, asserting that they would do stfU't '.heir
April, 1856. April 11, 1856.
S. N. Wood returns from his pilgrimage to
Ohio with one hundred and fifty armed men
who are welcomed in Lawrence by public
speeches and other demonstrations, and even
exhorted by A. H. Uceder to resist the laws.
April 19, 1856.
Sheriff Jones, hearing of the arrival of S. N.
Wood at Lawrence, proceed?, as he was in
duly bound, to arrest him, there being four or
five writs out against him for various offences.
He finds him in Lawrence snd st once arresis
him, but beia immediately tes ued by an armed
mob, and the authority of law again openly set
April 20, 1856.
Sheriff Jones returns to Lawrence" with a
civil posse of four men, but is sgnin resisted
and the las defied by-the' mob calling them,
selves citizens of the town.
April 22, 1856.
Sheriff Jones proceeded to Lawrence with a
small potfte of United State trpops, snd sue
ceeds in making several arrests, but when night
came on was (hot in the Wk by s hired myr
mido'm of the New England Emigrant Aid So
ciety while silting in the tent of Lieutenant
Mcintosh of the United States Army, a rid thus
received a wound deemed at the lime mortal.
A band of the outlaws, about fifty in number,
armed with Sharp's rifles, enters the Court
room, while Judge Cnto was holding Court, at
its May term, in the Second Judicial District,
and forciblv broke up the Court at tbe same
time warning the Judge against attempting to
enforce any of the Territorial laws.
May 6, 1856.
The United States Deputy Marshal of the
Territory serves a bench warrant, issued by
Judge Lecompte, of the First District Court,
for A. 11. Reeder, who spurned the authority
of tbe court and boldly defied the Marshal to
take him at bis peril, for which he was cheer
ed by all the citizens of Lawrence present,
amounting lo an immense throng.
May 6, 1856. May 24, 1856.
Allen Wiikerson, of Franklin County, was
most inhumanly butchered by a body of mid
night assassins, who entered his bouse be
tween the hours of twelve snd one o'cMck at
night, and, approaching his bedside, told he
was a "prisoner of the Northern Legion," at
the same time tearing him away from the em
brace of his wife, who begged upon bumbled
knees, With tears in her eyes, the brutes to
spare her husband for the sake of her helpless
children three in number but lurnidg a deaf
ear to her entreaties and the common dictates
of humanity, the brutes took him a short dis
tance and literally chopped him to pieces with
their Bowie knives, for no other offence than
that he was an old resident of the Territory,
familiar with the incidents attending the elec
tions in Ihe Territory, and would likely be
called upon by General Whitfield to testify
before tha Congressional Investigating Com
mittee, and therefore must be murdered.
On the same night William Sherman and
Mr. Duyle and bis two sons were massacred in
the same manner by the same' assassins, for
the sa me reasons their bodies being most
horribly mutilated, the ears, nose and fingers
being cut off before tbey were killed.
May 25 and 26 1856.
The store of Joseph M. Bernard, st Willow
Springs, in Douglas County, violently entered
and robbed of $6,000 worth of goods by a party
of these self-same outlaws, who, dressed in
the garb of Indians, committed these depredations.
The postoflice in Donglas County, at Keez
ersville, entered and robbed by a party of these
same outlaws and assassins, who forcibly ex
ptlled from the premises tbe postmaster.
June 15, 1856.
Mr. Bowen, one of the oldest citizens of
Douglas County, was attacked in bia house at
midnight and compelled to leave the Territory
with his slaves, under penalty of death, the
aunssins robbing the bouse of whatever was
valuable in it.
June 15, 1856.
DeputySlierifTHaney, of Lawrence, attack
ed in hia own house at pight by an armed body
of midnight assassins, who failing to kill him,
renewed the attack on the following night by
breaking open bis door and firing at bis bed,
bat be, fortunately, was lying on the floor un
observed; and quietly drawing his pistol, shot
tbe ringleader of Ihe gang, a man by the name
of Hopkins, well known in Lawrence, when
his associates In crime fled. The nest morn
ing eleven shots were fonnd In tbe bed of Mr.
Haney. ., . :
A company organized in Livrcnce for ibe
June, 1856. Rates of Advertising.
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Executed t this office with nest'nclti and dt
patcb, at the lowest possible rates.
avowed purpose of stealing horses, which ia
now engaged in stealing them in every direc-
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nun, uvuuim. lur hid purj.'oso 01 mounting
their "legion" of assassins and traitors.
Aim wwiiuirianRiin auacneu, between
the hours of two tad three d'cldck in W.fc
motning, by to irmed bwJy orasfeiuini from
this Inun nf T atirrAnna urkn hma&aIaA l : 1 1
imwivmvi u"ik v.v wr rjv outlCr;uei ll kill
ing a most estimable citizen in bis own bouse,
bv the nsme of Tiarhmnlipr. itti nminiiiin
I sundry other outrages.
t hese are a lew of the many outrages com
mitted in this Territory by the agents aud hire
lings of the Ne England Emigrant Aid Socie
ty, calling themselves champions of freedom
and friends of humanity. The list could be
readily extended to an Indefinite extent; but
these will suffice for tbe present
Six Eclipses in one Year.
There are to be six rdlipses this year, says
on exchange, two of tbe sun, two of the moon,
one of the Know Nothings and one of the
Black Repulicnns. The last two will be to
tal, lu fact, neither body will ever make its
appearance again. The eclipse of the Know
Nothings will be visible in every part of Ihe
United blates, and can be seen with the na
ked eye. The eclipse of the. Black Republi
cans will onlv.be visible in the Northern
States, that body never having been seen in
the bontbern Mates, it can be seen without
the aid of a smoked glass. The eclipses will
commence on ihe morning of the 4lh day of
November next, and will continue duiing tbe
greater part of the day, reaching the point of
total obscurity about sunset, at which time
the Democracy will shine out in ils full glory.
As eclipses of this kind, this year are of rare
occurrence, our readers need not expect to
nnd any notice ol thern in the ordinary alma
nacs. Full accounts will be found in the pa
pers of November 5. The Iwo bodies which
are to be eclipsed on the day previous resem
ble comets more than planets, though tbey sre
not accmpniel by a long tail. They have
never before made their appearance in this
political firmament, and never will be seen
Why he Supports Buchanan.
The editor of the Lancaster American Prut
(a paper which until recently was opposed to
the Democratic party,) gives the following
reasons why he will support Mr. Buchansn :
"Because be is our neighbor and friend, and
because be has done more for the poor of this
city than all his traducersput together.
"Because he is a statesman of tbe first or
der of intellect, and is vastly the superior, in
every respect, of ail his competitors.
"Because he is an honest man, aud wilt
administer the government honestly and faith
fully. Because be will be tbe president, not of a
faction or section of tr;.s Union, but of the
whole American people and will know no
South, no North, no East, no West but will
treat alike, fairly and impartially, in the true
spirit of the Constitution.
"Because we know him, nnd can truly say
that he is of the purest, as he is one of the
ablest, statesmen now living.
"For Ihese and other reasons, which we
might give had we the room, we prefer James
Buchanan for the Presidency, and shall do
what we can to promote bis election.
Refuse to go for Fremont.
Amos A. Lawrence, one of the "solid men
of Boston" who was placed on the Fremont
electoral ticket, declines to allow such use of
his name, snd announces further that be will
not support Fremont,
Judge McLean, it is said by tbe Baltimore
American, has avowed his intention to sup
port Fillmore instead of Fremont. There is
probably iid doubt of this, ss Judge McLean
was shoved aside by the Philadelphia Conven
tion. Tbe Cincinnati Enquirer published the oth
er day a letter from James B. Clay, of Ashland;
the son of Henry Clay, announcing bis deter
mination to vote for James Buchanan.
The son of another Whig Patriot and States
man General Harrison, also announces that
he will not support Fremont, and that he wilt
vote for Buchanan Dud Breckinridge. Wm.
H. H. Taylor ai d Thornton, sons-in-lows of
the hero of Tippecanoe announce a similar
The son snd immediate personal friends of
the lamented Daniel Webster give their sup
port to Buchanan and Breckinridge.
Absurdities of the "Black Republicans."
To claim lo be a republican itt arid
then to call a convention to nominate a candi
date lor the presidency, repiesenting on 16
states out of 31 which compose the republic!
To claim to be an anti tlavery muty and
then to select a slaveholder as a candidate for
To claim to be a PAkrir in favor of saeedou
in favor of the blacks then propose to en
slave the whites wbo emigrate to Kansas I
To endorse Sumner's Abuse of South Caro
lina and of South Carolina men and tben se
lect one from that State to be their standard
To abuse tho administration of President
Pierce, and to characterise the measures of
the democralio party as absolutely wicked and
even infernal ond hot to propege. the repeal
of a enactment of which tbeo !
STJemlrmi says she loves turnips. Jemimd
is enthusisstis. We shall soon bear of her
adoring carrots, worshipping beets, going intd
ecstasies over onions, and bending into impas-
sionate devotion, at the shrine of early pota
toes. ITTCirls, never run away from your parents
till you are sure the young gentleman yod
elope with don't intend to ran away from you.
This advice is worth a year's subscription, but
we give it gratis.
ETA Michigan paper, commenting Oh tha
remarks ofs cotemporary, that "the show in
his vicinity was two feet deep," jays that "it
was two hieet deep here."
fjTLady (in fashionable drrsa) 'Little hoy;
can I go through this gste to the river?' Bny
'Perhaps. A losd of hay went throjb Ibis
morning. : . j . , ,
("Printers are like patient wives with d is
sipnted husbands tbey are used to "setting
tT"A regular fly press" as the sugsr re
marked when a thousand flies lit on it.
0Why sreenergelio men like emetics?
Because you can't keep them down. '
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