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Kansa3 Emigraat Sons. BT EZXEIEL C1IVEJT. Air 2ullg Ely. Patriot, ho ! Would ye know Where th3 Kansas flow, What a rich reward for toil I Freedom there Iw&toas i Piste yonr 'hand on iis laud, ',, And. like farmer's U ue, . Show vour lore of labor, there, - Anil the soil subdue. . . ' lionersf' Letyoorear Catch tlw voice of song , " That Kan dales and prairies too To Freedom's heirs beiong. t ; ' - H?.ir mo, then, working men ! Kansas we will oi'l. Aril tlic rights whi.-h we will guard Whoshall dare inva-b? ! Who shall f!ii-e there that man, Merchandize shall bef -Who shall rob him of hi right. Toiling to be free I Strong lather J w ise mothers ! Har the voije of song Tlie jubilee we Ion to gee The overthrow of wrong. I Ik that' w be ne'er denies . . - What U good for yon ; Anl. if honestly you deal, AnJ yonr word ore true Strong aud tree yon will be A the wind that blow ; And from seed of Truth and Peace Golden fruit will grow. , Brave brother 2 ttue bistei I Hear the voice of nonjr That KtauaW !luta iul lull aud dale To Freedom' lieirs beloug. Artisans ! give us plans Such as wo can praise Pinna to lessen neediul toil By their easier ways ; Then the Bight, with delight, Would vou come and aid ; Countermine the throno of guilt I it net afraid ? All iu wo who can know ? W ho can bound its wrong IU wicked trada the trade in men Iu trade aud wicked song I Fling yonr tail on the galea Who will Truth deny I Who the armory of God Venture to defy I Here' the key for the free Here, with Freedom's hand Holding just and equal laws, For the Eight we stan J. One and all hear the call Nature's voice of song That projicrty, if claimed iu man Doe not to man belong. Cummiiujton, ILunptftire C., Ms., 1335. A Good Rejoinder. The Nevr York Spectator, a conserva tive and highly influential journal, has an excellent article in a late number iu reply jto an editorial in the Journal of Commerce, which was giving the argu ment of Missourians for resorting to mob violence in Kansa3. The people of Missouri claim that they are prompted in their movement by their hostiliiy to the Emigrant Aid Company, and what they are pleased to term furred emigra tion. '.The Spectator is pointed, an J may be read with profit by our neigh bors of the Free Suite? : In the course pursued by the five States there was nothing illegal, nothing that the slave States might nut have equally done had thev been so disposed. The Territory is the common property of both, and there is no law, common or statutory, political or moral, against men benevolently; combining to assist their fellow-men who desire or have need to emigrate ; or to . prevent those having such desire or necessity from availing themselves of such benevolent aid. It is sufficient that those who go into the Territory, do so with an honest purpose of settling there if it proves ad vantageous, and that while they behave as good citizens, performing honestly and fairly their political and social du ties. If they do this they have an un- Suestionable, inalienable right to dwell lere, in the full enjoyment of life, liberty and the pursuit of. happiness, without slaves as well as with, whether they ap prove or disapprove of the system of slavery. Whatever protection or sanc tion the constitution gives to the holder of slave property, it at least gives equal protection and sanction to the citizen who prefers to do without involuntary servitude and to employ free labor. That will not be denied, surely. Tho emigrants from the free States then have violated no law infringed no provision of the constitution, either in spirit or letter. But the reverse is the case with those men from the slave-holding Suites who have for the present usurped power over the Territory. Un like the peaceful emigrants from the free Sta(e3, they have trampled under foot all law and all constitutional guarantees, and with the pistol and the knife, by bully ism and intimidation, have defied constituted authority, and crushed not only liberty of speech,; but freedom of oinioh. Their conduct ha3 been no defense of the institution of slavery, no punishment of abolitionism. They have not only said, "you shall not preveut us coming hero with our slaves, or deprive us of the benefits of the constitution," for then there would have been uo cause of quarrel, the slaveholder having at present the same right to take his slaves there as the Free State man to go there without slaves. But they have said, and by illegal and foul means enforced it, "you shall not come here, or shall be driven hence, unless you give up your own opinions and practice and conform to ours. We will not permit even the silent protest of your presence without slaves, and without pro-slavery opinions. We caro not what the constitution guar antees or what the Law ordains. . You must approve of slavery, make its estab lUhments and exaltation vour first and chiefest care, or leave a Territory that we know is as much yours as guvs, or the halter, or the river, or the assassin's knife or bullet, awaits you." . This is a plain statement of the , case. Now a man may have no opinion on the cuesfcou of slavery be positively m uiuereiii auuui, iv nay, iiu iijjt ucuvtc it a blessing to the slaves, anl yet if he be a true republican and a 'good . ekizen his judgment and his heart, his political discernment and las patriotism thorough ly condemn and revolt against such il!e-ti-lV.y and tyranny, lie will know and; feel that tamely to submit to it, to con nive at and tolerate it, to let it grow into a precedent without an attempt to rebuke and resist and overpower it, is unworthy of a free people and a free "overnmeut, prejudicial to true liberty and subversive of iu principle. No provocation can justify a resort to such proceedings, no resentment" at a course in itself per fectly constitutional aud lawful, can afford a shadow of a pretense for them ; and the South are as deeply interested as the North ia - expressing unqualified condemnation of them, aud in "insisting upon their discontinuance. Least of all - ought any citizen, desiring to see the constitution of tb republic universally respected and held in reverence, to justi fy, palliate, or apologize for them. Kansas a State. . We find the following reported pro ceedings of our mock Legislature, as re ported in the Missouri Democrat. It is valueless, only as it shows the folly of the actors in those important proceedings. We wait for further information as to the result. '. ' . . Dr. StringMlow asked for leave- to introduce a bill to authorize the election of delegates to a convention to form a State Constitution, in order that Kansas mightapply for admission into the Union, lie faid that some might think this step premature, but he thought it would tend to allay the excitement at present exis ting, and which would continue toexit, concerning the admission of Kansas, not only in ih Territory but throughout the Union. There would be no peace until this question was settled, and the sooner it was decided the better. Kansas he con tinued, had already a larger population than several States had at the time of their admission. Kansas was now an older Territory than California was when she applied for admission ; and, with the exception of that State, Kansas was increasing its population more rapidly than any other Territory ever had before. The number of inhabitants that a Terri tory must have before it could be admit ted had never, been settled either by United States laws or in any other way. He thought every Territory should be admitted as scon as it could support the expenses of its own government. The following is a correct copy of the bill : Sectios 1. There shall be an election held on the day of the election of the Congressional Delegate, to-wit : First Monday in October, 1855, for delegates to a convention to form a State Consti tution. Sec. 2. It shall be the -duty of judges of election, at the several election precincts to cause a poll to be opened with twocol- umus one headed 'Convention' and the other, No Convention,' and the vote of each voter shall be set ia the appropri ate column. Sxe. 3. The judges shall make returns of the votes, for and against Convention, and for the different persons voted for as . members of said Convention, in the same manner as is required by law . in other elections. ec. 4. If, upon summing up all the votes polled, a majority shall appear "for the Constitution," then the persons who shall be elected, as is provided by law in other elections, shall on the first Monday in December, 1C55, meet and assemble at the town of Lecompton in general con vention, aiid shall have power to form a Constitution for this Territory. Sec. 5. The Convention shall bo the' juJge of its own privileges and elections and the memb'iis thereof shall have the same privileges and pay of members of the Legislature. Sec. G. In case of contested elections to the Convention the "contending candi dates shall pursue the same course, and be governed by the same rules as are now prescribed bv law in contested elec tions to the Legislature of this Territory. Sec. 7. If a vacancy occur in the Con vention the same shall bo filled in the same manner as prescribed , by law for filling vacancies in the Legislative As sembly. Sec. C. The Constitution formed by the Convention shall be deposited in the office of the Secretary of the Territory, and it shall be published. Sec. 9. "At the general election, m 1856, at the several election precincts, iu this Territory, the judges-of election shall cause two columns to be opened, headed one, "for the Constitution, aud the other, "against the Constitution," and cause the vote of each voter to be set in the appropriate column, and certify the votes so iriven to the clerk of the sev eral county courts, who shall certify the same to the fcecretary of tho lerri torv. Sec. 10. It shall be the duty of the Secretary to lay before the General As sembly, at their regular sessiou in the year 1G5G, the vote lor ratification or re jection of the constitution, an 1 if it shall appear to the General Assembly in joint meeting that a majority of all the votes given have accepted the constitution, they shall declare the same to be the supreme law of the Territory, a ad forth w'uh proceed to elect ttco Senators one iiv tho short term and one for the long term and by them transmit a copy of the same to the Congress of the United States, and vpply for adinhsion as a State. ' . Sec. 11. Each council District shall elect three members of convention for each councilman they may ' be eulitled to. The bill was read twice and referred to a committee of Messrs. Marshall, Anderson and Matthias, y Subsequently the committee to whom was referred Dr. Stringfellow's act to provide for the call of a Convention to lorm a btnto Constitution reported that it would be premature to provide for the calling of a convention to form a State Constitution without first submitidg the question to the people at the polls, as to whether they desire such a step to be ta ken, even if the proposition was concluded that we possess or will possess bv the proposed time the requisite ''population. There are other reasons of impo-iance which would tend to the conviction "that the bid is premature, which will appear for a mere suggestion. Kansa3 will ap ply for admission as a slave State, and if admitted at all it must be done partly by northern votes.- In the present state of fanatical excitement existing in some of the non-slaveholding States, there is some doubt whether we would be admit ted into the Union with as!avery clause in our Constitution, font will ba cliarg $d that Kansas does not possess tho re quisite population a charge which can not bo statistically and oSk-ially refuted. In view of all circumstances, the commit tee are of the opinion that Kansas should no apply for admission into the Union as Ion: as there is a question as to her right to demand admission by virtue of uwj Constitution and laws of tho Uuited States. ? - The committee - liercwithv propose a substitute to the said bill which provides the initiatory step the calling of said convention. , mey would, therefore. recommend the rejection of said bill and the passage of the substitute. - Joseph C Asdkrsox, " O. H. Browse, F. J. Marshall.' Eli Thayer, of Worcester, Mass., is about to go to Maine, to organizo1 a colony of lumbermen for. Kansas. He says, "They are the strongest and brav est mea oa thw continent -the Highland ers of America. - . , The Missouri Compromise. We have had an interview with Mr. Starr, late Missionary of the American Home Missionary Society, in Missouri. Mr. Starr calls himself a colonizationist, and is far from being an Abolitionist, in the ordinary acceptation of the word. He says he was obliged to leave Missouri, not because he had agitated the slavery question, (which he had no desire to do,) but because, being a northerner, he had failed to espouse, warmly, the pro-slavery propogandism of Stnngfel low and his associates. . r On one point of great importance, the testimony of Mr. Starr is note worthy, and should be pondered. He says, the repeal of the Missouri Com promise is already working mischief to the interests of the slavery, party in the south-west ; and that it is a great mis take in the opponents of slavery, in the middle and eastern States, to seek or de sire its . restoration. The opponents of slavery in the south-west view the mat ter iu a very different light. They per ceive that the repeal of the Missouri Compromise opens the door for the in troduction of freedom into Missouri, Texas, aud indeed, all the south-western States. A larjn influx of German em igrants is shaking the foundations of slavery in Texas. There are strong tea- dencies to emancipation in some parts of lennessee, and the whole system trem bles in equipoise in Missouri. All this, Mr. Starr says, was understood bv Messrs. Bell, of Tennessee, Houston, of Texas, and Benton of Missouri. And this, he aids, is the well-known reason of the opposition of those gentlemen to the repeal of the Missouri Compromise. They were more sharp-sighted and pru dent than the majority of the slavehold ers, though they were sustained by re spectable minorities of them. In Mis souri the blunder of Toombs and Doug las is coming to be understood and de plored. It "is seen, too, that the error cannot be retrieved. And now, in a fit of desperation, the Missourians follow such reckless leaders as Stringfellow, be lieving that there is no way of main taining slavery in Missouri, but by forc ing it upon Kansas. And on the other side, it is beginning to be seen that the defense of freedom in Kansas is sus pended upon the liberation- of Missouri ; so that the contest is, m a mauner, a de fensive one on both sides ; and the friends of freedom, in Kansas, should make it aggressive on both sides, in some way. A Yankee emigration in Missouri would, perhaps, be quite as ef fective as one into Kansas. .During the Missouri Compromise, the thought of introducing free culture, South of the stipulated line, was not dreamed of, but now it arrests general attention. Such, in substance, are the facts and impressions communicated to us by Mr. Starr, without the lead of any question ing on our part, and altogether in ad vance of any particular information re ceived by us. We had, indeed, on prin ciple, opposed the restoration of the Missouri Compromise. And we knew that the principles which control the moral world, lie .at the bottom of all po li k-al causes and effects. But here we have a justification of our political advice from one who has observed only the passing fuels, but without any compre hension of our philosophy, or any sym pathy with our principles. It is always in accordance with fixed principles that events take place. Why will not men study and confide in them Hadi:ul Abolitionist. A Kansas Newspaper. We often entertain our readers by ex tracts from the Home Journal, and we might fairly enough call the Kansas Her ald of Freedom, the distant Home Jour nal, as the represent itivc of Journaldom in the wilderness latest attacked by civil ization. It is a very remarkable .ign of the times, and in trying to give our readers some idea of it, vc have the wish that we may show how rapidly the sub jugation of the wilderness is going on. The Herald of Freedom is a- paper as large and as well printed as the Home Journal, with which we compared it. A year ago there was not a resident white man within forty miles of the spot where it is printed, except such as were there for temporary occasion, as soldiers, missionaries, and Indian -agent.' The uumber before us contains advertisements of books, fruit trees, bread, lime, lawyers, physicians and religious meetings, a wide range of correspondence, hearty editorials, and calls and proceedings of conventions, good "first pages," origin al and selected poetry, and whateverelse you have a right to loyk for in a first rate weekly newspaper. Yet there is a racy tang of the wilder ness about the sheet, which does not desert it even in the mail bags.' We commend again this interesting Journal to everybody who is watching the growth of Kansas. The subscription is but two dollars a year. Address G.W.Brown & Co., Lawrence, Kansas Territory. Christian Register. A Kansas Joke. ; Major Andrew McDonald, a member of the Council of Kansas, after figuring about ever since it has been thought that Gov. Reeder would be removed in order to "et a rt-commenda ion from the Legis lature and Council to be himself appoint ed Governor of Kansas, and having got the "documents," along with the petition to remove Gov. Reeder, started for Wash ington, and just got to SC Louis in time to find a dispatch .announcing the ap pointment of Joi.nL. Dav son, Governor of , -the Territory ! However, the Maior Ihasone right on to Washington, deter mined apparently not to "give it up so." As the legislative mob at the Shawnee Mission are quite regardless of law, he perhaps thinks hecau blutf off the Pres ident himself, aud secure tHe exaltation to which he aspires. -Ex. - . ' ITiilliScatioD. of Mob Rule. - ' We copy an article from the Herald of Freedom, which counsels a total. disre gard of the acts of the nub legislature by the p?oph on the ground, first, that they havs been nullified by the vetoes of Governor ihe ier, and, secondly, that as the legislature was sitting ia the Shaw nee Rrvation, it was in no legal sense withiu the Territory. The indications are that this. is the view which a Large portion of the bona fide citizens of Kan sas will Like of the matter. Indeed, it is the only ' view they can take under the circumstances. The election of the leg islature was a gross piece of fraud and outrage, and its proceedings since have been an attempted fraud so far as they have not been a farce. In point of legal validity, the nullification of these act3 by the people will be entitled to much greater consideration than the acts' themselves. Therefore we hope .they, will be nullified. Chicago Democratic Press. Fur the Herald of Trtedam. A New Correspondent, Ottawa Creek, Aug. 23, '55. r Ma. Editcb : If you'll please, hold on a little I'll jive you a small scrap from Ottawa, myself this time, as I fear aunt Debby won't be able to write this week, 'cause she's tendin on the sick folks, and I wouldn't have our 4th Dis trict miss bein : ripresented at this time for no kind o consideration, 'cause we had a most glorious little meetin'- here on last Saturday, the 25th inst.' for the purpose of choosin' delegates to attend the Territorial conVention at the Bi" Springs." I couldn't help noticin' how much quicker the boys here do up sich busi ness than the Yankees do, at Lawrence ; I don't know what's the reason of that, unless its 'cause we're a kind of a mix ture, of Missourians, Tenneseeans, Back ers, Hoosiers' and tip't off with Yankees. So you see when we come together, it a'int the same old tune, over and over and over agin, and nuthin' at last but a bag of wind: no, no, I tell you what, when we git together, we do something for certin', and the reason is 'cause we're western men and know what the western country needs ; 'zactly so Mr. Editur. Now, when we want anything done we jist come together and do it right up, and no mistake; and' when it's done 'tis done, without buncomin' and gas sin' on't two or three days. Well, now I'll tell you all about our platform ; I b'lieve it's tix't just the verry best it can be nft in this district cause we know it all; so we concluded "Free State total exclusion of the African racr;" so you see we won't be bothered with niggars no how you can fix it; but if we're a goin' to have niggars why we. want them to have masters, and not to be runnin' in among us and 'malgamatin' with the whites that's it. Well sir, as I was tellin' you about our platform ; we met and organized, and things went right on ; the . platform was all framed aud would a went together in ten minutes after we commenced operations, like Sol omon's temple, without the sound of a hammer, if u had'nta been for one feller that spoke up and said we had a black plank in the platform and he . wouldn't walk on it : well of course the fat was all in the lire, and now there must be some spoutin' done. Well at it we went, but we couldn't rico:;Cile that feller no way at all ; "Free S'.at"," he said, was enough, without any tiling more. Jist thin, the man on my right whispered, "that's an adoli tioxer;" well I takes a good look at the critter, 'cause I'd often heard of them 'are kind o varmints, but. had never see one before ; but didn't see but what he look't jist like the rest of us. He told us that Washington, Jefferson, and C. M. Clay were all opposed to sla very, and after they'd 'mancipated their slaves they didn't ax for a black law to drive 'em out of the United Slates; nor they didn't steal niggars nu the r ; he said every one opposed to slavery was an anti slavery man aud more or less an aboli tioner. Well Mr. Editur, we thought we had enough of him ; we threatened to black en tlie platform all over, but that only made him worse ; he wouldn't tuch that plank no how we could turn it up. His bringin' in Washington and Jef ferson into our little "one horse" conven tion, sort o bothered some of us a lit tle ; then he talked about the Free Soil platform; no more slave territory, nor no more slave Slates ; donation of land to actual settlers ; cheap postage &c. &c. ; but he said two words were enough for a platform at this time just Free State. , Well, Mr. Elilur, it did sort o' seem as though he was in favor of the princi ple of human rights all the time ; bt we concluded this 'ere feller didu't know it all, for he'd only been on one side of the question, whiie sura ol us, leadin' chaps, had been on all sides, and, at last, been hangin' on the fence 'till we'd jist as leave drop on one side as t'other and a leetle ruther. We thought we know'd something about human rights too, and we think we are as near huuiau as men geueialiy get to lie, and that 'aint all, "charity begins at home,'" and that 'aint all nuther; this feller won't take any pains to secure himself a halt" sectiou of land by pre-emption, like some of us are doing; he wont even sign a petition to our Legislature to locate a country seat i:i the center of our county: no, nor he's never joined the "Bll eLodse" nor pledged himself to go for slavery and and get a half section, and if slavery wouldn't carry, why then go total exclu sion and git a half section any how ; so if a feller won't take care of himself why we've no need of him.' - But there's no use in stringin' this let ter out so long 'cause I cant tell near all no how, and may bo sum one has gi'n it to you in better Stile ; if they have why jist toss this aside. But before 1 close I must tell you a little more about, this abolitiouer. " ' " r I tell you now, Mr. Editur, I was nota little surprised to find an abolitioner in company with Washington and Jeffer son ; why, I calculated if ever I got to see one it would be behind some niggar pew, a whiperin to the darkies, to take stock in the under-ground railroad. ' Well, we went on through and fixed up our platform, without 'tendin' much to these far-fetched questions about hu man rights; we, of course, had nothing against -Washington and Jefferson ; but then we concluded, in this progressive age, that it was not altogether sa.'eto refer to these old-fashioned -baps not but what they did first rate iu their day but every age has its great men, and tlie men of the preseut age are the ones for the present use, and so sure as we run back into old antiquated forms just so sure we will run into tlie doctrine of emancipa tion, equalization, amalgamation, aboli tion, revolution and dissolution ; there fore we think the bt wavis jistasboJ as any, and there's no use 'in fobhVawa time about small matter, but lt us be a try in to secure the Union, and while we're a fighUa' for the Union, if we get a half section of land, . why of course that is bur business. : ; , . Now, afierour convention was over, I kept a thinkin about some things that abolitioner said; so over I goes to have a little talk with him on matters and things ; but I didn't stay long. As I was goin over there, thinks I its a great chance if I get to see him, 'cause likely he's off on a niggar trail before this time ; at any rate 111 keep a sliarp look out about the hazel thickets, and should I strike his trail or raise him, 111 try and see if . I cant run him to his den any how. Well," Mr.'Editur, lo" my great sur prise, when I got sight of him, what do you think he was doia' ? Well, Sir, as sure as you lire he was out with his axe a whalin' away on a big oak as hard as he could crack it jist liks other men. Sars It "see here old fellow, are you goin' for total exclusion ?" "Well I ,'iint,'' says he. "Why not ?" said I. Because, says he, "it is anti-republican ; it excludes men who are now citi zens of these United States, and if you exclude one man or one class of men of course you have the right to exclude others ; at any rate, this is not "equal and exact justice to all men." "Well, Sir," said I, you want to bring in niggars who are as ignorant as a mule and let them vote and marry your daughters, &c. dec V' "As to that Sir, I dont expect to en gage in dragging men in or dragging them out of the Territory neither ne groes, Indians, Irish, Germans or Cath olics. I have no fears as to our coun try's bein overrun with any one or all these races together ; republicanism or democracy is the doctrine. Sir; or, 'equal and exact justice to all men ;' now whenever you can convince me that in this declaration Jefferson uttered an un truth, then I abandon it instanter. The organic act, of course you are aware, al ready excludes the African race from the benefit of pre-emption ; therefore you are perfectly safe in that direction ; if you wish to set yourseii up asatwfcA dog for the Missourian's plantation you have the fugitive slave act to indemnify you ; just get your blood-hounds and take your s'nd ; but the great collos sal bug-bear is a big niggar at an elec tion; now, for my own part I have but little fear on that head ; we see there are already thousands of free ne groes in these United States who do not voie ; oesiaes, n a man is intelli gent and honest, why should we ask whether he be Dutch, Irish, red, yellow or black so far as his vote goes. As to amalgamation all I can say is this ; the man who feels sensible that he cannot with safety trust himself in the same State with the Indian or African, of course I would expect that man to go total exclusion or leave the State. Now, Mr. Editur, 'bout this time I got in a hurry to hunt my oxen and bid the abolitioner good day, cause when he got to talkiirthat way, I see'd right away that my letter would be so long that you'd git out of all kind of patience a readin it, to say nuthm about printin' on it : well, may be I'll git to see him agin', and if you think we had better attend to his case, why I'll jist git ali i can out of him and send it right to vou, for . there's no knowin' what such fellers may do. Yours Truly, REUBEN RUSTIC. . F-.r t? Iltrahl f Fwh.m. Rev. Mr. Butler's Statement Steamer FolabStar, Mo. River,) Aug. 23J, 1055. j Ed. Herald of Freedom : You have no doubt heard ere this of my "flight" from Kansas, and your readers may de sire to be posted in regard to tlie trans action. I inclose you a statement of facts, the same which I have communi cated to the Missouri Democrat. My resi dence is on the Stranger creek, about twelve miles from Atchison. On the IGlh of August, I went to Atchison for the purpose of taking a boat down the river. Mr. Kelly one of the editors of the Squatter Sovereign is postmaster at Atchison. After transacting some business at the Post office, I said to Kelly, in the presenceof Arch Elliot Esq., "Sir, I should, sometime since, have be come a regular subscriber to your paper, only, I do not like the spirit of violen ce that characterizes it." . He said, "I look upon all Free Soilers as rogues, and that they are to be treated as such." I re plied, "W-ll sir, I am a FreeSoiler, and expect to vote for Kansas to be a Free State." He said, "I don't expect you will be allowed to vote." Not another word was spoken ; I left '.he house. Nothing more trasnspired on that day. " The next morning Mr. Kelly entered my boarding-house, followed by a number of men, and preseuted me. a series of resolutions, cut out of the Squatter Sov ereign, and pasted on a sheet of white paper, and demanded that I should sgn them. . I commenced reading the resolu tions aloud, having first glanced my eye over them. - I wanted to give myself time to frame a wise and prudent answer. He fiercely interrupted me, and demand ed that I should "sign." I felt that I wanted impartial witnesses to what should transpire. I rose up, walked down stairs, and into the street. Here they stopped me, and demanded "will you sign?" I said "Xo!" They seized me and dragged me to the river, cursing .... , o me for a d d abolitionist, and saying to me they were going to drown me. Arriving at the bank, Mr. Kelly went through the very interesting ceremony of painting my face with black paint thus marking upon it the letter It. Just how that proved that it will be better for the people of Kansas - to make Kansas a slave State, rather than a free State I am not informed.- Certain it is, however, they attached great impor tance to the operation. Your readers, Mr. Editor, would have been infinitely delighted at the jokes that were perpe trated at tlie expense of my face. This ceremony being ended, and the company having now grown to some thirty or forty persons (boys included,) my trial began if that be called atrial, in which there was neither judge, jury, witness, law, order nor counsel for the prosecution or ' defense. Loafers : and gentlemen, old men and beardless : boys, scarce old enough to swear grammatic ally, drink whiskey or chew tobacco, all seemed to take it for granted that the Court was organized on ihe principle of a free fight ; ana so, severally and to gether, they pitched in, every one on his own hook. For tlie spa?e of about two hours I became a sort of target, at which were hurled all sorts of missiles, if 'tlie shape f euwes, mprecatkns,, ar guments, entreaties, accusations, and interrogatories. Acting on the princi ple that the Holy Romau Inquisition is right when she demands that the prison er shall testify against himself, they pro ceeded to question me concerning my motives, aciions and intentions ; while I replied as best f cculd, that my com in' to Kansas was projected before it became apparent, that a controversy would arise relative to slavery; 'that I came for reasons . independent of and extraneous of this question ; that I never had any connection with any "emigrant aid society whatever, and that I never oaie any communication to any. paper in KansaTroritT concerning Kan sas affairs, i 1 even proffered Uiera that if they would make out in my presence an impartial report for the Squatter Sover eign, I would make no report to other ripers of this outrage upon my person, was not accused of tampering ' with slaves. I explained to them that I could not countenance any interference with the relation of master and slave in Kansas while that question remains an open question. - ; . t . "The very head and front of my offend ing hath this extent, no more :" I had spoken among my neighbors favorably to make Kansas a free State, and had said in the office of the Squatter Sovereign, "I am a Free Soiler, and intend to vote in favor of making Kansas a Free State." At length they came to consult what they should do with me. IraNorrisEsq., late resident in Platte City, and clerk of the county court of l'latte county, (a Yankee by birth and education,) came to me and said, "Mr. B.' I will advise you for your good, as a friend, when you get away just keep away." I said "Sir, I expect to go away, but I intend to come lack again." 1 said, "I cannot leave ; I own real estate here close by Atchison, in the State of Missouri, aud I have a claim on Stranger creek ; I can not leave." Some one remarked, "you can sell your claim through an agent" I said I-will neither sell my claim through an agent, nor in my own proper person. If you do not take my life, 1 intend to live on it," They said to me again, "Well, stay on your claim, but keep away from Atchison." I said r,Gentlc men, if you do not take my life, and Providence permits, I shall come-back to Atchison." They said, "If you come back again to Atchison, we will hang you." They offered to "show me the very tree onwhichthey would ran me. They made another proposal : "Well live in the country, and vote as you think best, but hold your tongue." I said "No ; I will speak when I please." I said, "Gentlemen, I have done vou "no wrong. 1 had as good right to' come here as you, and have as good a right to speak my mind as you. I shall do my duty as I understand it ; now do you do the same. You are many, I am but one man aispose. oi me as you tnins best. I ask no favors of you. They sent me down the Missouri river on a ratt, without either oar or rudder, the editor of the Squatter Sovereign hol ding the rope that towed me iuto the middle of the stream. My flag was inscribed as follows : "Eastern hmigrant Aid Express. The Rev. Mr. Butler's Agent for the Under ground Railroad." "The way they are served in Kansas." "For Boston :" 1' Cargo insured, unavoidable danger of the Missourians, and the Missouri river excepted." "Let future emissaries from the North beware. Our hemp crop is sulhcientto reward all such scoundrels ! Of the blazonry of my flag, I will not speak, I shall not tax myself or the rea der with details any farther." I have heard of men before this, who were said to "look us though they came down on a raft." I shall keep these colors, under which 1 have made my hrst voyage, as a memento of these evil days. While I was in the hands of these gen tlemen, ( they don't like to be called lum.ins,) they taunted me with the as surance that i-could make a fortune out of this affair at tlie East. I desire ueither the wealth nor the notoriety that may be purchased by such means. I desire to be permitted to remain peaceably m Kan sas to attend to my own prop r busi ness and to enjoy those rights ' which are sacred to - every American citizen ; ask to It let alone. Very respectfully, lam PARDEE BUTLER. Eastern Feeling A Prize Offered. A friend in New England has given us a long letter about Kansas matters, for which he' has our thanks. We love to hear from that sectiou of the Union, fof it always inspires so much hoj. The letter was not designed for the public eye, but we know he will excuse us the liberty we take in making an extract : "I am sometimes sickened at the sight of a few pale, palpitating youths who have returned with dismal tidings from the Eden of the West. There is one consolation what is our loss by their presence, is your gain by their absence. It is useless to contend against their weak ness, for it is a strife against destiny. God never designed them for heroes, such as can will and achieve tlie freedom of a State. They are not the bone and mus cle of the body politic,' but the mucous membrane of some small intestine, never designed to be seen even, much less to be exposed to rough usage. I hope some of our witty boys in Kansas' will write them a hymn to sing on their return. Let it be soft as the sigh of a woe stricken maid en put it in the Herald of Freedom, and it shall meet them in every village. We think but little of the whining curs, and would gladly improve, or be rid of them." " We love our, correspondent's sugges tion very much, and as an inducement for some person to court the muse in be half of the frightened ."Sabbath school children," as the Missourians call East ern people, we propose to give two years' subscription to the Herald or Freedom, commencing with No. J, Vol. I, for the best piece of poetry, not exceeding forty lines in length, adapted to some popular air, which shall be fitted for singing on the retreat of the pioneers from Kansas, or on their arrival in the East To the second best we will give one year's sub scription, and to the third best six months' subscription. The whole shall be received by the first of October, and submitted to a eommittee of three per sons, liereafter to be selected ; upon their decision the award shall be rendered and receipts forwarded for the paper. Per fect fcflrness shall be observed by the committee, and each of the songs sub mitted shall inure to our benefit, to pub lish or otherwise, as our judgment shall direct. Who will compete for tlie frize? As'tbe people oT the East lake a deep in terest iu the question, and suffer more than we do by tlieir dolorous repining, they shall not be excluded from a -competition for the prizes ; on the contrary we invite them to it, and hope many of them will join ia the movement. Tbe Snawsee Reservation.' ' - Agreeably to suggestions from the Superintendent of Indian Affairs at St Louis, instructions hare been Jssued by the Commissioner of the General Land Office, - for the immediate survey of the Shawnee Reservation, so that settlers and squatters may no longer be at a loss to distinguish this Reservation from the lands ceded to the United States by trea- Prospectus of tlie KANSAS HERALD OF FREEDOM A PAPER FOR THE IILIIOHM THE HERALD OF FREEDOM u sn independ ent weekly newspaper, devoted U Freedom and the interests of Kanaas Territory. It is pnb ti.hed at Lawrence, Kansas T-, oa SaUmlay of each week, at f 2 per annnm, ttridly t ad ranee. The IlnuiD contains thirty-two columns of reading matter, is printed on 3ine white paper of a very superior qaanty, who new tcotcii-faced ty pe, and the beat of black ink, and is a rabject vi commcDanut'S oy aii wno see it, xor us ncai UltX'lliUlK'U e.VWHUOIl. - -. will labor with energy to accomplish the object of its establishment, wLWh was to aid La making aiuisu a iree oiaiew xo uki pioneer, or iow who contemplate locating in the Territory, it will be almost indispensable, as it will abound with observations on the soil, climate, produc tions, and natural resources of the Territory. The information it will be able to furnish as to the different routes, distance, and cost of travel, and the various articles which the pioneer should brine with him to his new Lome, will be invalu able, and richly remunerate the subscriber for Ins tnninp investment, i he eastern politician or rliihintlin Tit-t, who wishes to keep fully ad- yiMl of the wrosrrcss .of the creat questions of i : .. ... . r l .:i u - i . of the llrsALU Weekly with much delight. It is believed that every class of onr fellow-citizens, and !articularlv tlie informed, will be entertain ed and intercrU-d by a perusal of its column?. IT IS THE OkGAN OF TUE X.OITOK S 1NI1II.NIEJ'T m.ND. but disclaims all connection with a.t party, faction, sect, or creed, other than as they meet his approbation. Jhe wry larire circulation wiiicn the iiebald has abvadv attained, makes it the most valuable such, we otfer the use of its columns to those who wish to give publicity to their business ; cuum inir. however, the rieutof rtfvtuia ail livuur d jutent medicine aJttviiftihent4, as all others of a doubtful or immoral tendency. 1 ekhs or Ad vertising : Ten cents a line for tho first inser tion, and five cents a line for each subsequent insertion. Xo reduction made for long" adver tisements. .-G.W.BKOWN &CO. La whence, Kansas T J oly 2?, 1S55. tf Young America's Library. V USEFUL and attractive series of books for the younjr jeople. embracing events connect ed with tlie enrly history of the country, and lives of diitingiushed men, written with much care and in an entertaining manner, with illustra tions of important events, and beautifully illum inated title paces. Containing the life of Daniel Webster, the great American statesman, with numerous anecdotes illustrative of Lis character, and the following illustrations: Young Daniel in the saw mill: Webster fishing at Frasbuig; WebsU-r declining tlie clerkship; Weltster expounding the Constitution; tlie Bnnk er Hill celebration; Webster at Fancuil Hall; Mansfield, the residence of Webster; Webster ou his farm. The life of Henrv Clay, the mill boy of tlie slashes, with nine illustrations; the life of Benja min Franklin, 9 illustrations: the life of General Washington, V illustrations:' the lite ot Marion. 9 illustrations; the lite of Lafayette, J illustrations; "re me oi imam i eun, v iiiHAtrauons; me me of Gen. Taylor, illustrations; the life of Gen. 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