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ll l fie. ifeiil5 of -tecSohf. G. W. ERCXvTTT, Editor. ; V Lawrence, Saturday, :iirch31,lSjj. A. BitLuros, T!sq., is mr Mittorized Gentral Agent for the ' Herald rf freedom, and il hi contracts pertaimag to the paper will be Linking on the firm. - Letters addrtesjd to us at Ba&Jo. X. Y.. will te promptly attended to by lira. Emigrating parties nd icdividcals, en lO'at for K&na&, f-aMDg through BaSUo. are roqnssed to rire lum a tall at Lis oSce at W0 lisjiu'.lJalif ?o.lid il&in street. . Printers Wanted. Wanted jmrnediait-iy at diV office two practical printers, one of whom is com petent of doing press-wort, and one' to fill the post of foreman. ' None' need ap ply but good workmen, of temperate and industrious habits . . .' .' ." Freo State Ticket. --The following the ticket of the Free State Party,- put in nomination to be "sus tained by do friends of that . measure on the 33tb iast.. It wCl receire de sup port of all reliable Free State men, and if justice rules the ballot-box, will be tri umphantly elected : ' ' - . j For Council S, N. Wood, J. K. Goodin. ... : ' For Representative -E. D. Laid, P. P. Fowler, J. Hutchinson. ' ' T ' ' - Improvement. ; " ' On every hand is visible the spirit of improvement. , Look in what direction we may, a frame , is erected ready to . re ceive a covering, and- workmen are en gaged in completing them as rapidly as lumber can be procured for that purpose. Let not the reader .suppose that the tene ments we allude to are gorgeous palaces, such as greet his eye while journeying ulong the Hudson, or Long Island Sound, but structures of the rudest construction, such as greet and scanty material , will allow the pioneer to erect in haste, to -shield himself and family from the "cold and piercing winds of "March." , -Doctor Robtnsox has erected, during the last week, . a very, comfortable building on Massachusetts street, just below our of fice, a two-story frame edifice; twenty five feet front by dirty-five" feet deep, which lie designs for an office and dwell ing,. It is covered with green boards, and,' like our ofiice, will be well ventilat ed indue time: ' . Preparations are beiDg made all around U3, as is evidenced by de large piles of sand hauled up from de river and dis tributed over town, to erect permanent structures of concrete," on ths plan of Fowler3 & Weixs "Home, for All.' Rev, O. W. Hctchikson ;is , getting de material for such an edifice on de ground, and will commence the erection of the "walls, as soon as the weather is suitable, of, a building - two stories high and fifty feet square, designed for division below into stores, and above into commodious halls for publio purposes: Messrs. IloassBrs fc Febbil are erect ing just south of us, near Union Hall, a one-story frame building, of res pectable size,' in which they will place their stock of merchandise, now awaiting in Kansas city it3 completion. Ere the ides of November we hope to have occa sion to chronicle de completion of a large number of good first-class structures, which will do honor to Lawrence a year heuco, when, we trust, our population will be multiplied by a score, at least; and all the facilities of supplying every neces sary 'want is" increased in a proportionate ratio .",-. Parties Arriving . ;. Parties are daily .arriving in dis city from do East, filling our streets with crowds hurrying to and fro, making ob servations upon the beauty of ourlocation, the fertility of the soil, and de thousand and one remarks common to the tourist in search of a new home. We welcome them'among us with great pleasure, and regret that circumstances, over which we have no control, have placed it out of our powerio-extend to them all de cheer and hospitality which our natures would otherwise prompt. us to bestow.. Most of our people, have thrpwn open deir doors; but persons accustomed to -the weald and refinement of dc'East, find but poor accommodations in 6ur rude and truly un comfortable tenements.. Wehave enough to eat and drinknot Astor House fare, however but we lack de conveniences for lodging da hundreds of new-comers which are in the pUeo and constantly comipg. ; Thosb who have just come among usy can form but anill conception, from what dey experience, of do dis comforts experienced by the pioneers who arrived here ; late last autumn, without shelter of any kind, else in tents or hiuts of ruder construction than any now visi ble, with the severities of aprairie winter before" dem. t ' ". ' We suggested in a recent number of de Herald that pioneers should remem ber So bring wid them facilities for lodg ing and keeping warm. Wo would repeat dis injunction, and further suggest" that they b.ring an-bO-clod otrubber outside coat and pants with them, as to be pre pared for the rainy season which may be looted forin due timd. ; Suiu of dis kind would be a valitable protection against the cold winds which we are now experi oaciog. - We would say, iu addition, dat f.osa who fcave supposed that winter clotbiug would not be needed in this cli mite, and who have come unprepared to battle witkoIdBoreasin his wildest form, will regret that they had not studied our weader table .to better purpose, or re membered our remarks about de $udden changes in'our temperature. - 5 Grass is beginning to grow on de low grounds ; but the late snow and cold windy weather has considerably re tardei its progress. - . - .- ;-4 . , flteaaera. j To dose who come, by, the river route from Cincinnati to; this :cityi it is!: a matter of much Importance to receive rooms, ia a good steamer." Borne of dose who came by de first boai3 dis" spring were very much imposed upon. They were more ox less detained by - ice,' and whenever de boat laid up were charged per diem for board, which was of course a mo3t unwarrantable imposition. -When-ever.a captain; contracts to take passen gers through to any point and receives hisTnoney, he is bound to do it, whether the voyage be of longer or shorter dura tion unless the trip U abandoned entire ly, in which ease he is obliged to refund a proportionable part of the fare. . We heard of one man wkh his family; who, when de boat laid up, went on shore and boarded at a hotel rather dan remain in the boat He had paid jib fare through to St. Louis,. "When de boat resumed bertriphe came onboard, and extra fare was demanded of him ; he refused to pay; and in consequence was, with all his fam ily and baggage, put ashore.'. This out rage was characteristic of. some captains on.tue western nvers, tnousa we are glai to say, not of .alh AYe would par ticularly recommend for avoidance, the Maltie Wayne, Connevago, n&.Feshion. Don't go on" to dese boats, if you wish to avoid insult and outrage. ' - You can generally determine the character of the boat by the clerk ; but don't fail to observe whether both captain and clerk put on their smiles and politeness merely as a decoy, or are each of them real gentle men. - It is a very aggravating thing to be smiled into an engagement which in volves one or two weeks' happiness and find, too late, the smiling fellow who first met you and expressed himself so much interested in your comfortand well-being, turned into a blustering, cursing, drunk en bully,,as has been de sad experience of rery many. .' Scrutinize your men, and be on de look-out. .'.'. , Difficulties Compromised. " The unpleasantness which has brooded over this city for months like an incubus, and weighed down its energies, growing out of conflicting Land claims, is said to be compromised to the satisfaction of all parties.. "We are heartily glad to chron icle dis intelligence, as we are confident it will be instrumental in inducing thou sands to locate here, and in devicirrity, who, under other circumstances, would have sought locations where no question existed involving a controversy as to de right of de soil. Capitalists can now come here wid safety and invest deir means to any extent, widout apprehen sions of ultimately finding their posses sions awarded ' to another widout any compensation in return. v . ' '- . " More Subscribers. Since our last issue we have had the pleasure of adding over two hundred new subscriptions to our books, mostly from Boston and its vicinity. Worces ter and Boston appear to be vieing with each other to see which shall give us the largest'number of patrons. Our ener getic agent at Cambridge, Stephen Ba ker, Esq., will.accept our thanks for his energy in soliciting subscriptions, and for his promptness in making remittances to our General Agent, Mr. Bixlixgs, of Buffalo. : . " - , ; Bearding House. Mr. Page opened his eating house, at Union Hall, on Tuesday morning of this week, and is already amply supplied withi boarders. ' He hopes, however, . to be able to feed all transient customers who may apply at his house, and furnish as many as possible with lodging. Tour ists visiting de Territory will find Mr. Page a gentleman in whom they can re ly, and one who will do all in his power to supply deir wants and make them comfortable while they remain. - ; ;; " . J5T It 13" rumored that charges of a grave nature have been brought against Governor Reed eh for his connection wid certain land purchases of the half-breed Indian3P and that he has been summoned to appear, forthwith, at Washington to re ply to de accusation. If such is the case, it is a trick of de enemies of freedom to get de Governor.out of de Territory en election day, that riot and violence may reign supreme on that occasion. . : . ' ' Write U3 Direct. . Persons having occasion to communi cate with this office in relation, to'a change ia the direction of their papers, or for irregularity in their ; reception, or for other cause, will save delay by address ing us direct, drough the 'Lawrence post-offiee. ; Subscriptions may also be sent to us direct ; and if de money is in closed and ; " registered " at the postr office, may be at our risk.; ' ' ' ' ; Correction. x VT ; ' WT stated a few weeks ago dat we thought it would be impossible to get prairie land " broke up ' this season for les3dan 4 an acre. We think we were ui an error, and that contracts may be made for such work for 03 to S3 53 per acre. It can be afforded this season, notwidstanding the high price of grain, for $3 an acre, and no one should pay a higher rate if it can be avoided. - ; 3T Springs of pure mineral oil are found in de vicinity of Osawatomie, in this Territory. . Mr. Sxazl, our gentle manly city surveyor, showed us a speci men a few days ago which he "obtained from a spring in that vicinity, which is equally pure wid de celebrated aedict inal agent known as petroleum," found in de vicinity of Allegheny city, Pa. ' s In de counties on the Missouri river " adjoining Kansas," land i word from ten to fifty dollars per acre. - Joarney from Topeka. to rort Siley. ' ViToFEXAK, T.iHarch b,;1855. En. HtBALn of Fssedom:: Deas Sib: I was invited by Geh. Pomeroy to take a trip with him to Fort Kile-, 75.miles above this" point, Topska, which I gladly accepted ; and at de General's request I took notes on the journey, in order to give a brief description of de Territory, hoping ti At you will consider it worthy a place ia the columns of your valuable paper. r.-r '.. .:. - . : Gen. Pomeroy and myself left Topeka at 9 o'clock a. m., on the morning of de 7th of March, and, after a short delay, uccecded"nr crossing de Ejmsas river atPappan's ferry, which is oue half mile above Topeka. , I'asshig drough quite a bottom of timber, we came out on . to a R'autifuihigh bottom, as level as de sur face of -a- lake, and containing thousands of acres of.land, which, belongs to the Delaware and Pottawatomie nations. We liad gone but a few miles when we saw a prairie wolf a few rods from de road. I. had taken de precaution to take my rifle along., which, by de way, is one of Sharp's self-capping, and was prepared to have all the ftfn possible:, Driving along closa to do woif, JL- sprang, from ,de buggy and fired while., d .wolf was running, but missed him: slipping in anoder cartridge, I fired again before he was out of reach, and dis time shot him through de hind parts, but not suf ficiently to kill him. . : . Passing oh our way over a beautiful level we. passed two stores in close prox imity, ana occasionally de cabin of some hardy squatter, who had , been attracted by the beauty of the surrounding country After riding some J 2 miles we came to a spring of clear, cold water, running out of a high bluff. These . springs are like de basis in a desert, and are always hailed by' the thirsty traveler wid de light; ... ; . .; Six miles further on we found a saw mill,' carried by horse power, and man aged by 6ome Half-breeds, butnotadyan tatreously, as 'de saw and carriage are out of repair, and it requires a good me chanic to put it in order, when it could be run so as to pay well ; at present it costs..seven dollars per day to run it. The power is six horselT -We arrired at the Catholic Mission at 12 o'clock, m., and had de pleasure of dining at Mrs. Bertram s, who sets a good table, and a lady who is well calculated to please all who may favor her with a call. : cne nas two beautiful daughters who have been educated at the Mission under Fader Durink's . supervision. The Mission is in a very flourishing condition, and the children at the school are taught to sew and embroider ; and l am informed that de Indians are very apt in learning to use the needle, but are rader dull with their books. We saw somo very fine specimens of embroidery executed by the Misses Bertram which for design and beauty of finish, I have rarely if ever seen surpassed. - . r Resting an hour we continued on our route over bills and plains, and occasion ally.down in the deep f'glutch" of some ravine, which,- in its course from hill to river, would cross our path. Three miles from the Mission' we passed some very fine limestone quarries, which , will one day be of great value for building mate rials. We crossed the Vermillion creek, which is a stream of clear water, and well wooded. Louis Jumbo, a Half- breed, and a Mr. Dean, are building a fine bridge across this creek, and I think it will-be a good investment. Ridin some six miles over a beautiful rolling prairie, we arrived at. the crossing of liock creek, where we found a -Air. Wil son located ; introducing ourselves we met with a warm welcome and concluded to spend the uight.with them.; We slept in a feather bed, which by the way is quite a treat to us pioneers who are obliged to lay on the ground, or a little prairio' grass, as the case may be. . Two hundred yards . from Mr, Wilson's house is a good water privilege, with sufficient water to run a mill for sawing and grind ing; and would be a good chance for some enterprising man with a small cap ital to put up a mill, as there is consider able timber in dat region. Crossing the creek, we rode over some very fine prai rie for eight miles,-when we canio to Black Jack Grove. Here we found a marked difference ia the soil ; instead of a deep rich loam, we found a sandy soil covered with de black oak,- or black jack, which grows small and scrubby, and is good for little except for. wood. This grove covers five hundred acres, and per haps more. The sand is black.and shin ing, And presents a beautiful appearence in de suu. Leaviug (de. grove in our rear, we gradually descended to de bot tom lands which border on the Big Blue. We passed through some fine timber land which has in a measure been squatted on. Immerging from the timber,, the Blue river suddenly burst on our vision ; and as it winds its serpentine course drough de rich bottoms, and patches of timber; it presents one of. the many beau tiful sights which.one sees in traveling over dis " Garden of America.". Some two miles further on, we found a Mr. Dyer, who has erected a. log cabin, and furnishes entertainment for - man and beast.' A few rods from Mr. Dyer's cabin we crossed the. Big Blue on a very fine bridge lately built by Uncle Sam. " The bridge is, 360 feet long by . 18 feet wide, and has one arch in de frame, and stands 25 feet above de water. The bridge is built of oak timber, and is by far the host I have seen in de Territory. Immediately after crossing the Blue, we came into a beautiful level bottom con taining thousands of . acres ; much of which is still open for squatters. Leav ing Ihe bottom, we came to Wild Cat creek, which is well wooded, and. there are some very fine - claims along this creek. The land back from de streams is' very much broken, and word but lit tle for agricultural purposes. ,';. . Leaving deWild Cat on our left, we came into an entirely different country. Instead of the Lvel bottoms and rolliug prairie which had met bur view for the last day and a half's travel, we found a high, rocky, barren waste ; some of de bluffs rising abruptly 50 or 100 feet, and mostly filled wid limestone.- On many of de high points we noticed piles , of stones which had been piled p by de In diana ; but for what purpose, remains: a mystery, as de Indians, when question ed, always refuse 'to give any informa tion concerning dem. .- : , , At 3, p. m., we arrived at Pawnee, a city laid out one mile north of Fort Riley.'; The site is on a level bottom which borders on the. Kansas river, and is two miles long, and ranges from one half to two miles in widd, wid very ab rupt bluff rising in da background.' These bluffs are filled wid de best build- in- stcue-I ever saw, requiring but little j labor to quarry dmand easily worked to any snape reqtrea..., .-. ,- - The Trustees are ffentlemea ia every sense of the. word, and possess in an em inent degree that indomilable . energy which always insures success. They have a good natural landing foF steamboats, : and the Levee is nowbeing graded, and a large three-story storehouse, wid a hall in the third story ; a large - hotel, dree churches, -and a number, of stores and private residences, are ia process of con struction : all of which are built of stone, and will add much to de beauty of, the city. . , - iWe arrived at the Fort ju3t as the sun wa3 sinking behind the western hills ; and as Tie 'shed his soft and genial rays o'er the. earth, imparting beauty to all. sur rounding objects, we were hd to exclaim, " This is beautiful, glorious 1 and must be seen to be realized." -: ; : Gen. Pomeroy had a letter of intro duction to Col. Montgomery -from Gov. Reeder. We met CoL Montgomery, who had been out to enjoy the beauty of de setting, sun, a -short distance . from -the Fort ; and af ter Gen. Pomeroy had made himself known, and given me an intro duction to the Coloncl,we alighted, and giving the General's horse into the care of an attendant, wo were ushered into the Colonel's quarters, where we were introduced to Captain Lyon, Drs. Ham mond and Simmons, Lieuts. Hunter, Long,' and Dyer, and a Mr. Co away all gentlemen of de right stamp. After we had supped, we retired to Capt. Ly on's' quarters; who chimed us as his guests. Next morning-Capt. Lyon in vited Gen Pomeroy and myself to take a ride on horseback to see the Territory above the Fort, which we readily accept ed. . Horses were brought: to the door, and we mounted and .took our course up the Smoky Hill, which, in -connection with the Republican Fork, form9 the Kansas river. - Crossing the Smoky Hill at the government ferry, we proceded up the south bank, along the flats and over the bluffs for six miles, when we came to a town site located on Lyon's creek and the south bank of the Smoky Hill. This town is named Chefolah the Indian name for Smoky Hill and is certainly a beautiful place for a town, and possesses the advantages of good water, plenty -of - timber, de best of lan d,' and plenty of good stone for building. South of the town, and further up the river, is some of the hnet bottom land I ever saw, and is a good point for eastern men to select " for ; farming. Proceeding ' up Lyon's creek for one mile, we crossed at an Indian ford, and loosing our horses' reins, we dashed away across the prairie at a headlong pace for two or three miles. We came to a high blufF, which we as cended, and a glorious view was spread out before our vision. The river winding its way along through de valley, with occasionally a large bend covered with timber, and the high bottoms running back to the bluffs, intersected with nu merous creeks, all skirted with timber, was a sight which far exceeds anything I ever saw before. Turning our horses heads homeward, Capt. Lyon proposed to ford de Smoky Hill, in order to shorten our ride home. Alwavs on hand for anything which promises fun wc agreed, and dashing across the prairie wc soon reached the river, and found a stonv bot tom. Capt. Lyon, do first where" duty ealls-er danger threatens, spurred his horse into the water, and succeeded in getting across without getting wet. I was. mounted on a powerful gray horse of high mettle ; and I did not know whether he would be frightened or not: but running all risk, I urged him into the water, and had got half way across when my horse became frightened and began to rear and plunge m the water; and as I sat on the saddle with my legs curled up 1 1 -r I uhuct me u. evp irom .getting wet, 1 had' my hands full ; but it was of no use, for my horse got in whore it was deeper, and at every plunge the water would make a clean sweep over the saddle, giv ing me a sort of sitz bath. - The General kept up do stream a little more, and went over m good shape. The -weather was quite warm, so I did not suffer from my bath, but kept on.' We passed over a beautiful country, and just before reach ing the Fort we came on to a beautiful flat, with a good road, and we could not resist de temptation to try the speed of our, horses; o loosing the reins, away we dashed, each horse and rider striving bis, utmost to beat the others; but we were too ; evenly matched and neither came out the better. v e, arrived at the Fort at 4, p. m.; and partook of a priori ous dinner, prepared by Mrs. Loo, who understands how to get up a variety of good dishes, which surpasses anything I have met with for many a year. The next day Col. Montgomery and General fomeroy rode up the Republican Fork, I being well satisfied to remain at home, feeling quite tired from the effects of the ride the day before. Gen. Pomeroy re ported that he found a better country up this river than up the Smoky Hill. - After going up some ten miles, tho bluffs begin to lose themselves in the more" gradual rise of the rolling prairie, and there is a greater quantity of timber as you proceed up the ; river I hardly think this river will bo navigable for steamboats, although the-Smoky Hill will be navigable some 4D miles. - , ' - V f We stopped at de Fort until Tuesday, de 13ibi when we started on our journey home. ' - . . : The Fort is situated on a hiarh roll of .1 t -ll r - me pnune, ana is visiDie tor miles arouna. There are seven buildings completed, and eight more to finish de original plan ; and when completedr wul inclose a hoi low square 420 by 540 feet. The build ings are. two stories high, . besides de basement.' Three of de six are for offi cers quarters, and have an L running back for the culinary department. The ether dree are for storehouses aad soldier quaf tere ; each building has a piazza front ing the square. The buildings are con structed of limestone taken from a quarry widin half a mile of the Fort, and is a beautiful stone, andcaa be worked with a common hatchet or ax, but soon be comes very hard , when 'exposed to the atmosphere. . . ' : 1 There are about 90 men garrisoned there at dis time ; but I believe ii is to be made a general depot for provisions and for trains to start on their different routes. V 1 am convinced that any towns which may start up. cither on de Smoky' Kill or Republican Foik, will do well ; for there always will be a good market at the Fort for all that can be raised. And I would say to all young or middle-aed men who want a farm, and have two or three hundred dolkrs to start with, that dia is de country, and de Smoky Hill or Republican Fork is de place. J But were I to speak of a town that had all de natural advantages to-become a large and flourishing city," I should say t'iat Topekaj of all cders, was the place. " Yours, respecttolly, - i .:-r v ' -; ; II. STBATTON.7 Trip to Kaasai' -" Steamer Kate Swixxet, : ''y ; :v March 17riC55.) v'En. Heeald of FeeedoM: It may not bo uninteresting to do readers of your paper and ourNewEngkmd friends, to hear from us on our way to lumsas. Some of our eompany .took . the cars-at Boston -Tuesday, the 6th,inst., at 2h o'clock, p. for Albauy, and were joined by oders at Worcester and Spring- held, on our way to Albany, where we arrived about .dree o'clock Wednesday morning, all mjrood spirit?, Joined, by oders, we took the cars at 7 J o'clock, for Buffalo.; As we glided along, -various objects of interest attracted attention,1 to amuse and interest de company, v Ve arrived at Buffalo about 8 o'clock in the evening, where we were detained for three bours, when we were off for Tole do,. Ohio, where we' brought up at about three, p. wid jaded limbs and empty -stomachs, and yet we were not pernlitted to satisfy our craving . appetites, only as we could catch; for we were off for Chi cago, where we arrived about four o'clock I nday. morning," when we Were glad to partake of a refreshing breakfast, furnish ed - (by . H. Phelps, Ohio Exchange) through de kindness of our energetic Agent, Lcke P. Lincoln, of Massachu setts, who accompanies x, and is Untir inff in bis .efforts to make our -journey pleasant. Indeed, he seems interested in everything connected with the welfare of the emigrant, bestowing unwearied atten tion to all our -'wants, and manifesting feelings akin to paternal. . He is deserv ing, and shall have, our wannest thanks, and ardent prayers that his " manly shad ow may never -be less.' - Our ride from Albany to Chicago was all we could desire, through a fine coun try, with good accommodations. We found de conductors on the Western railroad to be men of noble bearing, treating the passengers with great cour tesy.: : . . : - ; : ' It is due to ourselves and the public to say, that we. were not a little annoyed by the manner in which the porters on the road handled our baggage, in chang ing cars. Good trunks and boxes, sub stantially, made, were stove to pieces in a most shameful manner beyond all en durance. Is there no remedy ? Ought not de railroad companies to be made responsible . for such reckless1 waste of property, which is so very vexatious to the traveling public" Wo found more care in handling bagorae after leaving Chicago. Leaving the latter city at 9 T o'clock, we were borne with lightning speed over the prairies of Illinois, allow ing u but a " bird s-eye" glance at the vast plains spread , out before - us. Most of our company having never seen a prai rie country before, were greatly delight ed, and at times perfectly captivated with the splendid scenery, although mucn of the country lies too flat to suit a New Englander ; yet we passed many places of surpassing beauty. Onward, in one continuous routine of "jar and whistle, we were home toward the sunny South, until little past midnight we brought up at Alton, where we left the tilt of the cars for the less fatiguing motion of the commodious steamer, where our sleeping company 6oon presented a scene which tho comical pen of a Saxe would have portrayed a3 ludicrous 'in the extreme. Some of our party having been in a con slant state of excitement for five days and nights, with little or no rest, were glad of any change where nature could find a little repose. As the leaden wand of Morpheus was removed from our eyelids to a more favorable group, who had for gotten the toils of a long journey in a de licious dream, we saw that some were napping wid distended jaws in a remote corner ; others, in a reclining posture, were wont to make a graceful bow to every passer-by, while oders- were sprawled at full length on de cabin floor, snoring lustily, having very little regard to the rules of etiquette or the annoyance of their neighbors. At about 3 o clock, on Saturday morning, we landed at St. Louis, where we found good accommoda tions at the rate of one dollar per day. The people of St. Louis, during our short stay, 8howcd.us great courtesy. -1 hrourh the kindness of B. Slater a passage was secured tor our company aboard the Kate fewmncy, at the low price of ten dollars, including board, to Kansas city; As she was to take a trip down the river to Jenerson iiarracks to take on board a company of U. S. troops, who had been ordered to Fort Leavenworth to look after the Indians on the frontiers, some of oar company went aboard, whilo others re mained in SL-Louis to do business, pre paratory to leaving for Kansas on ber return. All went aboard about seven, p, m., and we were off for Kansas. There are about one ; hundred emigrants on board. In this number all ' t!ie New England States are represented, also New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio all of .whom appear determined to make Kansas deir future home. 1 he captain and om eersof the boat treat the company with de greatest courtesy, anticipating our every ; want. ; Everything ' moves like clock-work among the waiters, and the table is furnished in a manner to satisfy de most fastidious. - As de company were desirous of maintaining tne sane tity tf the Sabbath, it was judged we could do so as well on board the boat as in de city of St. Louis. Before starting, however, we learned that we could have reliarious-worship on-board, if desired Accordingly, at the usual hour, all were invited to come into de cabin, and it fell to my lot to speak to a very attentive con greoration. Bro. Trafton, from the Bib lical Institute, of .Concord, preached in the evening. I know not but we . Lave improved de day, and enjoyed it as well as at church in our New England homes. There are on board 112 of -Uncle Sam's troops, and ninety -five horses.. A The Kansas company .appear to be of. the "right stamp" to settle a new country. Nearly all, if not all, are "Maine law" men. r.We have heard none of our com pany use profane language. We have men of taknt and worth, some of whom are well supplied wid do "needful." In our company dere are some thirty women and children, all appearing cheer ful and happy. Our passage up the Mis souri is ..very skw, n oeHtg-7KwsiVf-n days since we- started from St. : Louis. Low water, fog on de river wind and storm, and being heavily loaded, anrthe causes; but.u we have good luck, we shall arrive at Kansas to-morrow morn ing. , . C. IL LOVEJOY. i , jtiT'Of all happy housKblds, that is the happiest wnere falsehood is never dought of. - All p3ac5 is broken up whn ence it appears thai &$ ii ' a la; h de boose. ' ' . ' ;r Ccms to Saasas. . ? t '.LawbescbV- -March 25, 1855?. Ed. Herald 67 Freedou : Dear Siaj In every town and village of the East we find men who are wadar their enertnes and their lives and n?ver get tlia5:happl. ness ia ruturn Tor iheir.cfiorts which it ii the object of all to secure. Youag men in poor health', lingering around do ; dry foods stores, ffcops, and counting rooms of the East, pale, inefficient, and useless for. all purposes of;. a.-manly and active character, fit only to handle ribbons and exchange tame nonsense in the parlors wid listless - young ladies dere are dousands of - such men who are usurp ing womaa'ij sphere m de school-room, store, or printing office, who should be. here In' thiiTgarden of the West, engaged in pursuits adapted to manly strengdaad character ; There arc no pale faces hero, as far as our observation extends, among those who have been on de ground long enough to test the character of de climate. All are robust and active, too stout to be ranked among, the spiritless and insipid members, of a white-gloved aristocracy anywhere, but just of the right stamp to bo recognized as men any where, uhose who have the courage to brave pioneer life, and de common sense not to expect too much of a ne wcountry, wiil not regret leaving the crowded cities and over stocked country at the East, for a life of freedom and independence hero. - We speak of freedom, as a peculiarity of this part ot Uncle bams domain. Social; treedom is characteristic of the West, and there is, we believe, much more of indi viduality, and natural character in de; new than in the older States. In New England, as in all old countries, where a peculiar people have given character to society, there is a stiifuess and a stereo typed condition of doughts and Jaction which is galling to an elastic nature. It is owing to this that there always have been pioneers: always some Roger Wil liams or Daniel Boone who could not en dure to be tamed and dralled by the wishes of oders, who' have sought iu some remote solitude that perfect freedom which is so delightful to the free-born nature of a true American. - We -do not believe dat there ever will be a time when fashion and mere conventionality will have so complete sway in the great West as to lead men contrary to the dictates of sound judgment when some , popinjay critic will be able to drow ridicule upon statesmen and patriots, by showing that they : have riot conformed to some old dandy's rule. of etiquettoy Away with folly let men dink and act free as air on these grand garden plains of themignty West," controlled only by conscience, which is de voiee" of GodJ You - who long for freedom, come to Kansas. i AD VENA. Water-Cure Meeting. - The meeting convened at the office "of the Herald of Freedom, pursuant to ad journment, Saturday evening, March 24 K. D. Ladd, .hsq., m de chair. . The Secretary being absent, Jons Sfeer was appointed Secretary pro tern. ' On motion, the report of the commit tee on constitutioriand by-laws was read and adopted, by sej33rate articles,' as fol lows: ' J Whereas, We, the subscribers, bel Ieve that Hydropathy, including the Hygien ic agencies of water, air, light, food, tem perature, exercise, sleep, clothing, and the passions in their various modifica tions, comprises a whole and ample 'Ma teria Medica, capable of producing all the really remedial cfTectsTpossiblo in all 'dis eases, when employed or applied accord ing to established and invariable laws, and of preserving the human system in a state of heald and vigbr, and for the pur pose of. promoting and extending our Knowledge of do same, and of secaring the assistance by personal aid and attend ance ia sickness, 'we form ourselves into a society, and adopt the following ' . . 7 . CONSTITUTION." . , . - - , - A it. I. jXame. . r This society shall be called the "Law rence Hydropathic Hygienic Society." Akt.IL Ojficers. Sec. 1. The officers of this society shall consist of a President, V ice, rresi dent, a Corresponding and a Recording Secretary, Treasurer, and Librarian, who shall he elected at the annual meetings of dis society. " ' . : Sec. 2. It shall be the duty, of the President to preside at all meetings of the society, give the casting vote wheh a tie occurs, sizl sign all orders on the Treas urer for monies voted by the society. : Sec. 3. The Vice President shall per form the duties of the President in his absence, or at hij request. v ; Sec. 4. The Corresponding Secreta ry shall conduct all the correspondence of the society with other societies, medi cal institutions and individuals, as the so ciety may direct," and preserve the same on tile. , :. "" 1 ' - y '. j Sec. 5. -The k Recording Secretary shall keep a faithful and complete record of all the proceedings of de society. ; Sec. 6. The Treasurer, shall receive and keep account of all moneys paid into the Treasury, and pay the, same but on de order of the , President, when voted by de society. .1," ' . . ' Sec, 7. The Librarian shall -have charge of the books and periodicals be longing to de society, togeder with all communications presented by, members, and shall deliver r de same to members desiring to consult the same at, any sea sonable time, and shall on Saturday af ternoon of each week, from 3 to 4 o'clock, have de library open to members for gen eral distribution and exchange, and shall keep account of alt books distributed and returned and the date thereof. Art. III. i Sec. 1. There jshall be elected quar terly at the quarterly meetings a Relief Committee, consisting of seven persons, of whom de President shall be Chairman, de balance of said Committee consisting of dree malea and dree females, whose duty it shall be to visit sick members or their children under eighteen vears of. ag; wbea notified,? and ascertain ;what porfonalaidand attendance are necessary; find provide the same, by detailing such members as they shall see fit, in each par ticular case.'taking'care .that- the duties shall be as equally 'distribtited amorr; de jfeembers"ai circumstances will permit.' Sec. 2. There shall be' elected annually,-at the annual meeting, a Boatd of Gunseilors"consi?ting of four peirons, two males and twu females," whos duty it shall-" ba to' consider-such "conSdsntial questions and corcmnrjeations not requir ing personal treatment as mav be pre sented, anonymously or otherwW, ' thro' the Lib rarian,"whb shall act conSdniial ly in all such cases,; or'' personally if pre ferred, and give the best answers and ad vice that their knowledge and means of information will admit of. ,.fYh I - Art. iy Meetings. 'f3 f Sec. V Theaanual meedigs shall bo held on the first Monday eveutngs rof Jan uary, aiidi quarterly rnceting?;on de first Monday evenings of JaauaryV April, Jk ft aad'bctober. 5w ii Sec . 2. yeckly meetings for leq ture 3, essays, discussions, and social in tercourse, shall be holdenn Monday evenings, at which it ahall be proper - fur members to present statements, verbal pr written, of such important cases of dis ease and treatment as may have "occurred ia their practice or come under deir obj servation. - ' " v-v-Art Y.--Library.- Sac. I-The Library shall consist of such books, periodicak, and papers, as shall be donated or Jkaned to it for the purpose, and purchased by order of de SOCiety. ',, - :.: : iV:: . Sec. 2. vso books shall ba Tetamed by the person drawing de same for more than two. weeks at any one time, under a penalty ; of one tend of de; cost of the same for every additional week so retained. Seo. 3. The Librarian shall critically examine every book when given out and returned, and assess upon the person hav ing de same to die full amount of, any unusual damage it may have, sustained while in his or her possession. Art. VI. Miscellaneous. Sec. 1. Any -person may become a member of this society by a vote of two ihirds of the members present, by sign mg the constitution .and paying de sum offifty eents, and twenty -five cents for each quarter thereafter. Any member may ba removed from membership by a vote of two dirds of the members present at any regular meeting. ' ; : fcEC. 2 The Librarun shall see that the place of meeting is properly lighted and warmed at each meeting. : Sec 3. Seven members shall consti tute a quorum for de transaction of. busi ness. ...'," - .'- : , Sec. 4. The meetings of de Society shall be limited to members, except that persons may ba admitted, or the meetings made public, by a majority vote of the.Society. . , , Sec 5. The members of dis Society shall be under no obligation, as members, to render aid to persons who are practic ing upon drug principles. . .. . Sec. 6. 'This constitution can be amended at any regular meeting by a majority, vote, notice of said amendment being given ata previous regular meeting, On motion, de following officers were elected: . ? ..-;..". . President, E.- D. Ladd;. Vice Presi dent, G. ,W, Baowu; Corresponding becretary, b. Is. Woon; Itacording Bee retary, Mrs. Mart Johnson; Treasurer, Miss Asms Gleason; Librarian, Mrs. Margaret Woon. . - .. On motion,- the following Board of Counsellors was appointed by. the meet ing: ur. Harrington, iu. u. Lasa, Airs Lum, Mrs. Brown. . . . The meeting elected the followin;? per sons as Relief Committee : Messrs. Tap- pan, ooa,. ivrcuioaia, . xiirs. joenson, Miss Glcason, and Mrs. Wood. , . ; i ' . G. W. Brown. Esq.. announced dat he would donate an order on Messrs, Fowler9 & Wells, of New York city, for ten dollars' worth of Water-Cure books, and dat he was authorized on the part of. the publishers of the WaterCure Journal and . Phrenological Journal to tender twenty copies of each publication to the Society. .. : J. Speer read de following extract from a letter received by a gentleman, Dr. A. Beatty, of Medina, Ohio, who desired to establish a Water-Cure in Lawrence : "Are there any .springs of soft water in your city?, If so, I. believe a well conducted Water-Cure would be a valu able acquisition to your citizens, not only as an infirmary for the sick, but as a bath ing establishment, a great luxury Tor de healdy in sultry . summer weather., Would any of your wealdy citizens aid in getting up such an establishment?" ; On motion, a committee of three was appointed to devise a plan for getting up a Water-Cure establishment; in db vi cinity, with instructions to report at de next meeting, viz : G.-.W. Brown, Dr. S. Harrington, John Speer. ; , ; .... On motion, the Lawrence papers, and the Phrenological Journal and de Water Cure Journal, were requested, to publish the proceedings of dis meeting, aud that de Corresponding Secretary be requested to write a letter to each of de .hut two Journals in relation to tho subject under consideration in Kansas. , -. 1 On motion, adjourned to meet at . the house of. S. N. Wood, Esq., on Saturday evening next. . , . ; . E. Dt LADD, President. John Speer, Secretary. ; ,; Complimentary Meeting. " Steamer Kate Swinnet, ) : ' March 17, !855.f Whereas, We have found the Kate Swiriney a superior boat, with excellent accommodations, and her table equal to those of first-class .hotels in Boston or New York. Her officers are not only prudent and skillful, 'but also gentlemen tliat have the ability as well as the dispo-. sition to make themselves agreeable; -derefore, "" , . Resolved,' That we f tender to Captain Chouteat; and his officers our heartfelt acknowledgments for de uniform kind ness and consideration we havereceived during onr very pleasant passage up the Missouri. ' ''. .'....."'. . Resolved, That we recommend to our New England friends and Others the Kate Swinney as a boat every1 way worthy of their patronage, and well calculated : to make their voyage from St.' Louis to Kansas' city not only a safe, but a happy one. ' '" ' . " Resolved, That we return our sincere thanks to Lieut. B. II. Robertson, U. 8. army, for ' his kind and gentlemanly de portmemVand also to "de non-commis; sioned staff and band of the "2d. Dra goons for deir kindness-and fine musical entertainment furnished for our amuse ment, while on our trip on the steamer Kate Swinney up the Missduri river Resolved, That de kindness and ur banity of our conductor, Mr. Lcee P. I Liscxjlx, has won from his company their kindest regards, aud elicited a feeling in the bosom of each which can only by re called wid the most pleasing emotions. ' ' ' Rcsclved,' a copy of de first and secoiid rcFoluiions be 'presented to. the ) captain arid officers of the bont, and that de entire proceedings bz pnbli-hed in the following' papers :' Boston Weekly Traveler, Evening; Telegraph Boston Journal, Brotlier Jonathan, N. Y. Times, St. Louis Republican, Christian Adv.cate and Jcunial, Herald of Freedom, Zion's Herald, Boston, Mass. Signed lit behalf of 100 '.Kansas emi G00DN0W, Sec'y t I q Frea White State Party. ,Such is -vfce -cognomen assumed by a new party .organized ia de vicinity of Fort LeavenVorti!' They have publish ed irfthe Lc-avenword Herald dis plat form, signed by seventeen of deir citi zens, which we insert below: WherkasF Oar prmcTplesaVa psrtr, :: and our motives a4 men, bav been gross ly misrepresented aad calumniated;. and that we may occupy our true position ia the; estimation o our fellow-citizens and of deJ world, do 'uridersig'ned declare that the following are 4hpurpo$e ad principles of tho Free White State Party of Kansas Territory v 'j lj ft j ' 1. That we cordially approve and. heartily indorse . tho . ICansas-Nebraska bill, and recognize its ' principles as. the only correct basis of congressional legis lation for Territories.; . 2. That in the exercise of de riht of de people-of a Territory to govern them selves sanctioned in said bill, we will re quire of our legislators de enactment of laws for the exclusion of free negroes., from Kansas, to prevent de emancipa tion within the same of any slave that ' may be held or introduced hero, and cbm-r. pel owners to widdraw tho same frornf Kansas, in the event ;of de prohibitiorj . of slavery here. . ; ,' ' 3. That it 13 our well-matured con viction, founded in reason and experi ence, dat a totaj exclusion of do Afri can race, whoder boud or free, will pro-- t - -i i 4 Ia . r ir m mote wi dc'sw mu.resi5 oi xansas dj enhancing the value of its lands, stimu-- t lating public works, producing a speedy and dense settlement of the country, and building up sastem of schools free to J the children of de poor as well as de . rich. ' : ": - ; ' . "'.'" 4. That we will in all cases use out ut most' exertions to carry out de fugitive " slave law in; its spirit and to the letter; that we wifl respect and defend de right of the owner to his slave heM in Kansas until the right of holding slaves shall be decided by de people tlwreof ; and dal, m de event of a' decision against our preference,- wo wBI cordially and cheer? tolly acquiesce. - ' "' '' - r . , -. ". - Abolitionists at Work iaSaasas. .. We learn from de Herald of Freedom, ; an Abolition journal published at Law- v rence in mis a erriwry , uiai vne ADonuon- , ; ists of dat pLice and vicinity have held meetings and . organized themselves into a society for de purpose of Abohxioniz- ing Kansas, if possible. . Persons have : been appointed from among deir number to traverse de Territory, and report prog ress at headquarters t r. We make, mention of this, not because we suppose they can accomplish any ding r , by such an organization, as they.are few , in numbers ; but we are desirous dat de pro-slavery - party in Kansas should bo kept posted up in what takes place ia the : enemy's camp, and to prompt on de ac- , tion of de friend? of the Soud and her , : institutions to continual and unflinching -. perseverance, as it is proper to keep dese : bmigrant Aid Society paupers in subjec tion. - They may become, beside dem-. selves, and finally muster impudence . . enough to suppose they are in de major- , ity, whereas they are a long way behind. so. much so they will never be able to catchup.'- "" J. . In the way of action and unanimity. let us keep our 'forces thoroughly, and , well organized, so that we may be ready . for any and every emergency. Letus ' immediately take measures to hare a com- . pleto ergon ization of the pro-slavery par- . . ty. Let us sound the alarm,, if. needs be, . so that every southern and western free-. man may rally around de standard of ,' slavery 'when his vote is required. Let ' us un furl our banners atde approaching election for territorial officers, and show dem which way the wind blows r which way the strong current inclines.. Jjst us . . prove to'th? world that we are de strong ; . and mighty of Kansas, and that our prin ciples must and 6hall prevail.' Down wid Abolitionism, rreesouism, and all oder . dogmatical isms that dare ' uncover deir -hideous features, in our glorious Territo- , ry pail dem as counterfeits to de coun-, . ter. "Let a pro-slavery victory nothing . short of a pro-slavery triumph--pereb up- r on our banner. Ktckepoo pumeer : , The Slavery Issue in the Territories. . ' John M. Botts, of Richmond, Virginia, . the renowned Whig politician " writing to de Newark Know-Is otliing, says r ' ' ? ' , "Everybody knows slavery is a local institution, requiring local laws for its protection ; and if a southern man carries bis slave into" do Territory, and requires ' his services, or claims de right to pun ish him for disobedience, he must do it under. the audority of law. V Now, dere can be but two sources from wbich such -authority can emanate. One is the gen-.' eral government, and de oder is the ter ritorial government. . The' Soud itself, has declared that the general government can pass no such law, because that would bo intervention wid de rights of the people of the Territory; and in the same breath dey have said that de people can legislate upon no such subject, because that would be 'squatter. sovereignty There aro: some 'few, I know, who. rery upon the constitution for its protection,' (which was one of Calhoun's fallacies';) but I thiDtwhen they look for it in the : constitution they will hardly find it ; and if dey do, dey will find that de same ' clause in the constitution which protects that species- of property in de Territo ries,' will also protect it ia tie States, as I am not aware that do constitution has a less binding force in the States than, in; de Territories." ' '" ' ' :: It is reported that in thousand person , rr are to be sent into this Territory from i '- Missouri on the 33 . Inst, to aid de peo-: ' pie of ; Kansas in electing represehtatives ' to de Legislature. L Wa do not believe so large a number will be induced to en-. gage in rncha degrading pursuit, nevef tbeless, we nave little doubt, eriovgh w3 be sent to elect the entire legislative, tick'.. s et in all the border districts.: - " Clarksville. j A town; by this name is now bemg; J ' surveyed, 'about six miles below Ihis ba ; the M isyuri river. It is about two miles above the. llelaware reserve, and is- said -to be "a pretty' filie with a'-good j landing.. --Leavenworth Herald. . '.':' '" r ...C. est t -. . : . Wo loam from" the Re-publican of do" r -1 7th that between 2,000,000 and r0DQr 000 feet of kmbor had arrived at that city within a fow days, in canal-boats and. barges..-' Tho -St. Croix towed -eighteen.- ; bargee loaded wid dis commodity twvX ' the Illinois ruer.