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"fftV' JTmitiln Nauspapcr 3ccotcl to Quinmutii ani tlic interests of Itansas.
I f Evreccf, Saturday, Oct. C. 1835. FOR DELEGATE TO COXGRESS, ANDREW II. REEDER - That Letter. .The Free State, in its last issue, com j labia of us for lending our hdinence to produce undue excitement iu the East, which the editor claims ha3 a tendency to suppress emigration to Kansas. He quotes nothing from the Herald or Fkskdom to sustain his position, but pick up an extract from a private letter to a warm personal friend, who was an exile from Kansas for opinion sate, and written with no expectation of ever be ing seen by any person, save the individ ual to whom it was addressed, in proof of Lis position. From a lemnrk made in our paper of the week previous pro testing against the publication of private letters, and the mention by us that such a letter, without any knowledge of ours, 'and abounding in. grammatical and ver bal eirors, tad appeared in a St. Louis .paper from us, the editor should have resorted to other proof of a desire on our part to unduly excite the public mind, than the publication of that pri vate letter. ; That letter was penned on the ere of considerable excitement. It seemed as if the demons of the slave power were let loose among us. An attempt was made in the streets of Lawrence to sup press the freedom of speech. For a per son to say he was an abolitionist, in the the presence of certain individuals, was almost sure to be the signal for a per- - sonal injury. -Mr. Sharks was knock ed down for an expression which did not suit the lordlings of the slave power; young Mr..Dov was violently treated for .Hit: Jlipt lug trtJ iuditxbW -xparat8i.a against his father; Mr. Delano was shamefully set upon and beau n by a pack of bullies ; Mr. Hcrd was threat . encd for asking fan apology for au in tuit to his mother; we were set upon by seven persons in the streets, and an attempt made to drive us from our posi tion, and not for the cause set foith by . the Free State, as all know who know the facts ; balls were fired through our building at night after we had letired to rest, with our family; a fire was found turning againstjmrdoor ate "atn igh t, apparently designed, to burnJljabujU 'jnt;; an individual, in a drunken mood, nna not for purposes of amusement, aN :MUler of the Free State asert, Lad threatened to make a personal matter of our advocacy of anti-slavery views; had paraded our streets, threatening to shopt us. down like a dog the first time he should meet us ; was about to challenge us to fight a duel with Lim which he t ubsequently did, and as we before sai J, , i. seemed as if the devils incarnate wen lose, and there was then no understand ing with free State men for mutual pro tection, when the following article, truth- 'Jul in every particular, was written to a friend, as we have detailed above. In stead of censuring us for writing suvh letters, any person but an apologist of the slave power, a pau Jerer to their prej udices, and the warm personal " friend cf nearly or quite every pro-slavery mau . in the country, and, as a consequence, lacking the confidence of free State men, would compliment us. " How long before I shall be an exile I know not. Daily the clouds look more porteiiuous. 1 can hear their thunders; . they appear near at ban J. The light- ningsheir flash is seen along the sly ! AY hen the blow comes if I fall in the fiay -1 pray you to find an arm to fill my place. Do not mind the sacrifice, or the cost. . As long as there is a dollar of means belonging to my estate, I pray it may be . used, in pto-ecuting this war. - "I have written to A. J. Mason, Con- - neautville, Crawford Co., Pa., in rela tion to my business. Should anything befall me or mixe, bv which we ire in capacitated from wielding the pen, or keeping the Herald afloat, correspond who Mr. Mason, see what can be done, - and lose no time in pushing on the Her ald. "I have virtuallt received a chal 1 nge to-day. It was so intended, but 1 .proiess not to understand it. After mv text paper is out, I have no doubt I will leceive one direct and open. My answer will drive the demons to desperation, as it will appear through tire press. I do not pretend to appear in the - streets without two revolvers and a bowie kuife. Seven men set upon me the other night, and attempted to drive me from my position. If profane words and fists .swinging in the air, could have accom plished anything, I should have been annihilated. 1 stood with my hands iu '-. my breeches pocket and told them : Threaten as long as you please, but don't strike . 44 Yours for God and Freedon "G.W. BROWN." If thai letter m not satisfactory perhaps ; it would bo well for Miller to get a copy "of the one addressed to Mr. Mason. AiUiOUnit was cnnnaenuai. anu. never designed tQ be exhibited only on the - ft o : "it was no more of a privttat letter than ' the one above, which we should believe was purloined from the mails were it not for the fact that it first appeared in that highly respectable journal the St. Louis Democrat, - 1 ; ' We stand ready to prove to the satis faction of any unprejudiced person that w hare sunk near six thousand dollars in our1 Kansas enterprise ; and from the tone of that letter which Miller pa raded with such indecency, before the public, it will be seen that on the hap pening of a ceitaia contingency the last dollar of our estate i3 pledged for the cause of freedom in Kansas. t UrrMiiUr may talk about his losses Asd sneer at u, but U is a well known fact tlat the Free State office has ceived a bonus, equal to twelve hundred dollar i, from , four persons, three of whom are recognized as pro-slavery men, designed expressly for the purpose of sustaining that paper, and as cora pen?ation probably, for services render ed tl.ose menr or tlat party. -- The Free State has been liberal in its denunciations of us of late, and found occasion a few weeks ago to vent a col umn of spleen against the Il-rald of Freedom and the Emigrant Aid Company, for which we fell like thanking tlnrgf It did much towards showing the posi tion of t! at paper and wa a strong in centive for true anti-slavery men to keep aloof from that office, as will be the case while Miller is a party to its publication, and the same course is pursued in con dueling it, as lias characterized it thus far. It may be true that he is a deioied, self-sacrificing anti-slavery worker, but if so Le has a singular way of showing it. Next. Tuesday State Constitution. It has been repeatedly declared by our neighbors that the people of Kansas Territory shall not assemble on Tuesday next to vote for a delegate to Congress and elect delegates to a Constitutional Convention. It is asserted by those who pretend to be wise in the premises, that Gov. Shannon has declared it was revo lutionary and treasonable in its tendency and that he would put down the move ment at whatever cost or sacrifice of life. Whether there is any truth in the report we have no means of knowing ; but the opinion is entertained, and ex pressed by moderate pro-slavery men, that "There will be a row," to use their own language, "on Tuesday next." It is believed that the reason there were not more persons in the Territory, and at Lawrence, on Monday lasi was owing to the determination to be present on Tm?dy TKa-pm-slavery party well know that Congress, as it is constituted, will subject the late Legislature, and its proceedings, to a rigid criticism. They know, too, that a thorough investigation of the subject will spoil them of all their claims to a Legislative body ; and that any laws enacted, or elections held un der such laws, will be inoperative and void ; that in consequence of the organ ic law proving inadequate to the purpose for which it was enacted, the Territory ias fallen back into its original condition, the tame as it was when found by the Kansas-Nebraska bill, savejtl.at it has a Governor. Such being the case, an election, held by the people, and partici pated in by none but qualified voters, in all parts of the Territory, will ensure the delegate, receiving such votes, a seat in Congress. Intelligent men pro-slavery an otherwise who have given consider ation to this subject admit such to be the case. It was for this reason the pro slavery party in Missouri were disheart ened, and for this reason the interior dis tricts were nH iuvaJel and oveirun by them, as on former occasion ; and it i- with a hope of yet frustrating uh that they propose" interfering with the elec tion of the people on Tuesday. Would it not be well lor them to bear in miiid ihat one of the reasons which prompted the people to fix their election on the 9th iust., was to avoid au unnecessary colli sion with their invaders from Missouri j ihat they sought this mode of testiug their own strength and numbers, deter mined to intrude upon the rights of uo one, but to "peacably pe.nion Congress for a led i ess of grievances." Tl.ey chose to send a living petition, ore who could speak for them, and set forth the base outrages and gross indignities to whish they have been subjected, in pref erence to sending up their complain J on parchment. The Constitution of the United States guarantees to us the right to " peacibly assemble and petition the government for a redress of grievances." That instru ment did not dictate the kind of petition, or the manner of expressing the , public will; and hence it is left for the people to select their own method of redress. We possess the natural right of self protection when assaulted ; and we trust, if any person or persons attempt to in terrupt us in the exercise of our Consti tutional rights, on Tuesday they will be taught a ksson from which others may profit. As to the right to form a State Consti tution: - Who is there so simple a to suppose that the people cm not as semble in their representative capacity and form a Constitution and code oi laws for their own government? Such a movement is not revolutionary, and would not conflict in the least Jrith the Territorial government, so far as the ru dimentary steps are concerned. If Con gress should not sanction the movement then it might come in conflict with the Territorial organization, but not neces- Rhodi Island had a State Government which had been in existence over a hundred years, with but a trifle change at the Revolution. A portion of her people saw fit, a few years ago, to re model her Constitution, and attempted to supplant the government already es tablished. So far as the original move ment was conceraed no complaint was made, nor could have been, until the new authorities came in conflict with the old. Then it became necessary to raise an ar my and levy war upon the powers that be. The established an Jioriues called upon the; federal government for aid, as ' they had a legal right to do, ad it was granted them. Gov. Dosa, and his party, were 1 crushed out, 'The former was ousted, thrown into "prison, and finally cc&Fjtsd ef lih teesAoa talasi . re-'State. Those who are familiar with the history of that event, wilL recollect that no offence was dreamed of being com mitted against the laws, until an effort was made to supplant the old govern ment by force f ormti Treason is de fined by Congress as an offence by "per sons owing allegiance to the United States who shall lev j war against them, or shall adhere to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort," and this is the only Uw touching the subject in force in Kansas. . Gov. Sjiakkox, with all his folly and subserviency to the lave power, i- not so idiotic as to suppose tint a movement o the people to frame a government of tl.eir own, which they purpose submit. ing to Congress for iu approval, before they expect to make a ttove to set the wheels i of jiuvernment in motion, U treasonable or in-urrectionaiv in its character. On the contrary he well knows that it i- the expectation tliat the organic act, by which l.e has any authority above a private ciiizen, and all the luus. if any tuch there are, enacted under it, will be repealed at the same time the State Con stitution is adopted by that body. If he attempts, in the name of law, to pre vent the people from peaceably ass ca bling on Tuesday next, it is cleaily their duty to resist this tyrani-al encroachments unto blood, if necesiaiy to prevent such an unjust usurpation of power. If he issues a proclamation forbidding the people to assemble, it should be disre garded ; and if an armed mob, from Missouri, or els where, attempts to wrest from us our Constitutional rights they should be dealt with as the exigeucy of the timi'S may demand. . Impressions Confirmed. Every day confirms us in the opinion that whoever lives to see ten years hence will see Missouri a fret State ! The late movement of Atchison, Stringfellow Si Co., is the suieide of slavery. It has ecfc tLoual f good naa to th.Llik.Ug id that State, in a different direction from what tliey have been accustomed to, and the result is that many promiuenl slave holders have come to the conclusion that the institution is prejudicial to their best interests. The early settlers who came into Kansas from Missouri, although not slaveholders themselves, nor desiring to be, yet they sympathized with their for mer neighbors who remained behind, and it was but natural when they en gaged in a bitter strife ag iinst the North ern pioneers, who weie charged with be ing "abolitionists," that they should join with their old friends in their cru-ade against freesoilism ; hence we find them at the ballot-box last fall, and many of them iu the spriug, sustaining them and voting for their candidates ; but time ha passed, and our friends from Missouri i.ave noticed thai the sluvery propaganda are the oppressors, and not the pioueers of the North. The barbarous enactment- of the slave power were too base for tiiern to submit to ; for, although the oppress ive enactments were directed against and designed tor ti.e Yankees, yet u operated equally upon them, and they flew the course. The result is, we liave no firmer, uuer t'rieuds of Right in Kansas, than those wlio have b''en connected formerly wi,h the pro-slavery party. This influ ence is extending like the "stone cut out of the mountain without hands," and it will sweep on until not Kansas only, but Missouri, will feel the irlorv. which wilt be perpetu ited for all time. The Health of Kansas. Wo at e sorry to be compelled to say hat there U UiUth skkness in he Terri tory at the present time among those who have settbl al ngthe b.iiik of streams, and in the border of the woods. The disease partakes of the intermittent form, and in some Ij jaiities is very se vere. We are told that the sickness is the worst on tie Neosho, and in the southern part of the Territory. The weather tor the past lew days has not been oi a c-Laiacfe-r the tendency- of which would make it easier on the sick, but would rather aggravate their mal ady. We repeat to all new comers, and to those located on low lands, they must build their residences ou the upland on the open prairie, where the winds of heave u can have full play, else they must suffer wiJi disease a id sink pre maturely into the grave. Whoever is acquainted with the west know that the observance of this direction is indispen sable everywhere, and cannot be violated with impunity in Kansas. There is but lutle or uo sickness on the uplands, and none need be apprehensive of any if atten tion is paid to the observance of the laws of health. Valuable Horse Shot. Mr. Calvlx Aoahs, a few miles out of town, had a valuable horse shot a few nights ago, by some base-hearted wretch whose name will probably be made pub lic in a few days. A person clothed in the garb of humanity who could be so mean as to shoot do n dumb brutes, or do any other violence to personal proper ty to gratify the promptings of a de praved, and hellish heart is unfit to asso ciate with civilized people. He should be doggfd oat of the Territory, and lit tle children, as he passes, should be taught to spit upon and point the finger of scorn and contempt at him. The shooting habit is getting quite too com mon in this vicinity, and most be re strained. We always opposed mob vio lence, but as we are situated, with no law save that which is implanted in every heart, re rd in favor of instituting a court of the people 4o redress. outrages of-this nature. - - ; . J y V IfiST Subscribers desiring their paper changed to a new posioSce, should ia all et laention where they are nsw sent. New GocOarOar Business Lien. Our merchants are getting on good stocks of merchandize for . the fall and winter trade.- Hobksbts & Ferxiu. have a very heavy supply, as may be seen by their advertisement. Hcrcnixsoy.HiR low & Co., are making constant addi tions to their stock. The others dotCl advertise. By the way, we hope some person will come into the place soon and establish I.imel( in business, and by adopting a judicioussystem of advertising knock those already in business into a "cocked hat," as coul l be done by using printers' ink liberally. The penurious habit of carrvinon business from month to month, without advertising at all, or only a square or so, is but poor encour agement for a printer. In other places business men appreciate the worth of newspapers by paying something towards their support in advertising, and they find, too, that they a e amply, repaid for all the money expeuded in tl is direction. It is a ma'ter of mutual advantage. In Lawrence, on the contrary, it would be supposed that our business men thoaght printers were rieh; an! could afford fc spend tl.eir time and money in building up the place wuhout any return what ever. ' In Conneautville, Pa., from whih place we hail, our business men, however much they differed from us in politic-, could lnd a friendly hand in tus 'sitting us. Besides takingseveral copies of the pa per to send to their friends, they advertised one-third of a column constantly. We had from twelve to fifteen of this class of customers, and yet our town, or the country around it, was but little if any more populous than Lawrence is to day. There is not a press in t'ais city but has sunk thousands of dollars since its estab lishment ; and there is not a merchant or business man who has invested the same amount of capital but has made his thousauds. If the same illiberal policy is pursued towards the press by the busi ness men for the next few months whi;h has characterized them for the last nine months, it would be but just that those now here should remove to some locality where their services arc better appreciat ed. . Hard to Please. Our neighbor of the Free State is difficult to please. When we commen ced the publication of the Herald of Freedom iu January last, the Free State, the week after, charged us with being "neutral or conservative on the slaveiy question," while, for itself, it was to take the most ultra ground. Now we find its principle editor co-opera ing with the pro-slaveiy party and associating with men of that stamp principally, doing .heir printing bc, and occ upying a "conservative" position, or a liute mre so, while it is denouncing the Herald for being fanatical on the slavery question. And yet we are not conscious of any change in our feelings or actions. Wiieu i'Ur journal was commenced last win Lei the poli.ical element were resting qui etly, and there was no occasion to dis cuss the subject of slavery. There were other matters before the public which was paramouut with u at the moment, and these interests we labored to sub serve, fully conscious ths "the other quea ion would be forced upon us in good time, and when legi imately before I e public we would be the last to cea e ihe agi a on. Wj labored in the winter to encourage emigration, and the Free Stab) foun J aultwiih us lor siimu aiin j it, and de nounced u wetk y forM nriny pion -ers ieiuruing East. Daring ll.o summer months we thought i. impolitic to en Courage emigration ; and as more press ing mat ers were before the public we looked after those matters.. If Mdier was our master we thould call him a difficult person to plea e, and try and get out of his service ; but as we recog uize .him only a a servant like ourseh, of the people, we trust he wdl, for the futuie, mind his own busiuess.aud allow us to do the same. Cold Weather Frosts. The atmosphere has v beu cold and cheerless for several days, the thermom eter sinking to fifty degrees at noon, and indicating the early appearance of win ter. No such weatuer, we are told, was experienced last year till the middle oi November. There has been slight symp toms ot frost ou the bottom lauds, bai iioae, we believe, on the high prairie. This (act, of itself, should induce per sons for the future iu selecting lands in the west, to locate on the elevated lands. as they are less liable to frosts than the bottoms, and are equally productive. ' No Mails. We have not been favored with a mail since a week ago to-night, hence kuow but little that i progressing along the bord er, or ia the east. Mr. Baossoir, our mail carrier, has been sick, and unable to comply with his con tract i a consequence. Af.er the first of January we si.all bj favored with mail facilities with all parts of the Territory, and then, whether we have an eastern mail or not, we shall know what is going on at home. Grand Rally. The friends of freedom have a grand rally at Franklin on Monday next, the 8Ui inst., at 2 o'clock, p. u.; and at Law rence in the evening of the same day. A room will be fitted up with seats in the Free Stats Hotel, opposi e the Herald of Freedom office, for the accommoda tion of the Ladies who arc specially in vited to be in attendance. 'The people from all parts of the Territory are desired to be present. Gov. . Reese, Hon. J. iL Lajcs, and others, will aiircas ; the people en the occasion, - ' 4 The Pro-slavery Election. Monday last passed 'off .with-bat few matters of interest to note in this imme diate vicinity. During Sunday, Sunday night, and Monday morning rumors came into town representing that Urge crowds of persons from Missouri were making to wards Lawrence for the purpose of vot ing, and committing outrages upon the' place. Loaded teams filled with pas sengers were seen passing up on the California road towards Lecompton and Tecumseh. It was supposed that they purposed ..return ing here to join their friend from below in the afternoon of Monday ; but they did not make their ap pearance. Wiih the exception of a large number of free State mn in tc wn on tha' day, and die less inclination to labor, no dinerence could be observed from o'Jier days. The polls were opened on the other sideof the larine. an J but fo;ty-two votes were cast, all for Whitfield, the pro-slavery candidate. This is quite a contract with the 785 votes which they poUed in the spring probably there has been a heavy emigraj m frvtn the phve. since thn of pro-slavery men, otherwise there was illegal voting in the spring, or a small turn-out on Monday. Which position will the pro-slavery party take ? We are told that much difficulty was ex perienced iu getting suitable men to serve as Judge, and nine were elected before the post was filled, the others declining. There were but few illegal votes polled in this district, tl Jgh it is believed ev ery resident pro-slavery man was at the ballot-box, and voted on that day. At Franklin there were eighty votes cast, all of which, save sixteen, were non residents. Several names appear on the poll books there which appear on the Law rence books. A large number, it is said, went back without voting or offering to vote, while others were refused, for what cause we are not in forme 1. At Willow Springs there were 103 votes polled, although it is not probable there were to exceed a dozen pro-slavery residents in the precinct. At Big Blue no poll was opened, as there was nobody desiring to vote. At Calhoun, embracing the Silver Lake and Catholic Mission precincts where were polled about 50 pro-slavery votes in the spring there was but twenty votes cast, probably all legal. In the Big Sugar C.eek district there weiv Jive votes polled, all legal. At Tecumseh there were fifty-two votes, and at Lecomp on one hundred, nearly all at the latter place illegal, and many at the former place. Rumor states that there were about 500 votes cast at the Shawnee Meeting House, on the Sl.awuoe R.-servation, whioh in ur opinion, is not a portion of Kansas Territory, being excep ed out of the Ter iJum j Ly sjmuiLiI enactment. with, all . oth er Indian territory to which the Indian ills is 'not extinguished. Whether in .he Terri.ory or not there are not fifty white nieu in the district, and a ma jority of these are believed to be free estate men. At Wyandot it is reported there were several hundred illegal vote cast, bu how many we shall not be advised until the mail arrives iu the evening. Large pa; ties came up from Missouri, ana vii.eu u;e rortocoti uisinei. we should not be surprised to hear that 1,- 5jO votes were polled in that vicini y. They were desirous of ge.ting as remote as possible from the priming press. fnuso who came from Independence had a -allows iu their wagon, wi.h a rope da:tgiiug from it, and hemp stalks in the rear. Ti.ey said the gallows was for Guv. Ueeder. They -Ao exhibited a rifle which theyaid wab ought on pur pose to shoot Col. Lake. Twenty-five of hem, in the vicinity of the Shawnee Mission, raised their hauls to heaven, a;td look a solemn jo.vJi that they would ut return to Missouri until they had de stioyed the IlERALn of Freedom and Tribune prin ling offices. A geudeman who camped with them wuen near ti e Shawnee Mi-sion said that JuJge Elmore lisi.ed ti e t amp; and that during the evening he remarked, that the movement to adopt a State CouSvitution was the most difficult one the pro-slavery party had to contend with, and it would be very prejudicial to their interests if not check ed in time. Our own,eitizen3 expected an invasion and an assault upon the printing offiues, and were prepared to repel violence to any extent. They would not have inter fered at the polls, had the whole of Mis souri appeared there and voted ; but they were determined on resisting auy outrage upon the person or property of ciizens to the last extremity, and were a npiy pieparcd, had necessity demanded an exerch-e of their strength, to have con vinced their opponents that they were "some" in a fight. We shall wait with anxiety the de velopments of Tuesday next, a ur pro-' slaverr friends are prognosticating a dis turbance on that day. It we pass over To sday quietly we shall feel that mob violence is at mi end in Kansas ; fr be fore another election is trailed we shall be bio t with a Slate Government, and will be amply prepared for self-protec ion. Later: Since working off apart of our edition we have received the follow ing returns of tha pro-slaveiy election lor Delegate to Cbnre-'S, the votes au being for Gen. Whit field. The S-st column denotes the numberof vo;es pd ed. the second gives the cumber wnich were illegal. -Leavenworth, 251 125 Wyan lot, 242 20 J Delaware, - 3j0 25J Kick? poo, 75 Doniphan,' '35 - Avchixjn, - 135 73 Shawnee M. House, 18J 15) Lecoraj. ton, - 10 8J .Tecumseh, 56 12 Pawnee, - 15 Os&wkee. " 43 ' i ' f t lb raid f J tdvu. ' ; tetter fioxa Iowa. V SrsixGDALE, Iowa, &pt.6, 55. . Fkiekd Brows : I have read the Herald of Freecom wiih a good deal of interest, and have come to the con clusion that the repeal of the Missouri Compromise 1 as created quite a sensa tion in your favor. From the signs of the times tlie tools of the Missouri slave holders are doing a business iu Kansas that has had the effect to arouse the Noith, and if 1 am not mistaken, some men who formerly have had their faces daubed with dough have latterly been undergoing the operation of scraping the sticking substance from tl.eir visag, and are exhibi.iug an open, fiauk complex ion. It is amusing to contemplate the move menu of tlte slavery propaganda when we cousider how grea ly interior iu numbers they are to the uo tiiern Ireemeu weak ened as they are by au internal enemy wnoare waiting ouly for an opportunity to rise in defence oi the liberty to which every man is entitled. Wi at.the pros pect of the frontiers of Missouri is 1 can not coupreheud. They certainly are not so void of reason as hot to cousider consequences, and rush .ou upon their own destruction. They certainly must have au idva that there is yet a portion of the North that will support them ; but they will find, when it is too l i e, tl.aith-y have beu depeudhig upon a broken reed. The repeal of the . Missouri Compro mise has .worked like a charm in Iowa. Before that act was parsed iu Congiess our State was purely Democratic. In temperance had mil sweep iu most of the cities. It was uoJiiug uncommon to see men staggering too and fro, or lying, face upward, ba king iu the sunny rays, f ..at repeal occasioned a cha;igo m poli tics. Men were elected that would act ; at the meeting of tue Legislature la-a winter tl.eie was a prouibi ory liquor law passed, nearly equal o that ol Ma.ue, and habits of sobriety are prospering finely. 1 have yet to see a paper oi the Sut e that speaks favorably of the Mis souri ou rages. Ona ot the leading Wnig papers that a year or twoaga wa ready .o question slavery being a in, is now as foud in the denunciation of the iusii u.iou as any of them. Tims we e that the repeating 'of the Compromise has actually beu the means of establish ing a prohibitory liquor law, besides arousing the people iu general upon the subject of slavery. ' Every action of the southern chivalry has had its visible eitect in this State. When the Fugitive Slave Bill wan p i-sed an underground railroad was laid out, and there nas been several companies of fugitives along the line toward the lanJ of ireedora. So far from there being any danger of Kansa being admi ted in.o the Union as a slav Sta e u the slavery propaganda will only persevere with the un.ii ing boldness aiid l'ool-lmrdiniss tl.a. thy have of late yn'n so remarkably possessed of, they will, ere long, have the pleasure of seeing, at least, northern Missouri redeemed from 'the bligh ing curse of slavery, and tio.-e that cannot bear the triumphant -reign -of- Freedom in their midst will have the pleasure of seeing their land rise to double its present value, and they can then sell out to northern men of enterprise, and retire with full pockets into some loath some region where the bli'li.iiix curse is o fauen"d upon th-ma to be tor sev eral years longer beyond redemption wi.ere they ca i enjoy the peeuhar insti tution unmolested until the dawning of a beiter day. If we take a retrospective view of a kir years past we may easily observe that the South has perceived their craft iu danger, and has been striving en tirely beyond prudence, and even com mon souse, for an everlasting establish ment of the sytem of slavery, and are Using every means in their power to extend the blighting curse ; bat the time is approao.iing when they will find tiiat they a e not only frowned upn by Abo.uionists. a- they call all who dif ter with them in opinion, but thi Cre ator of the Uuiverse will bo found, to frown upon tl eir evil doings.- - Hard as it is o have the rights of the ballot-box infringed upon, and l aving a horde of illegal men mee.i t in Kin as aud pretending to make laws to ruh freemen, yet no doubt su ;h a ions will be of short duration. -It "'is the last struggle of the expiring foe.- The al vocaios of slavery'arf rushing hea llong to their own destruction. We are told in Holy Writ that "ti e Spirit of God will not always strive wiih man ;" a.id who knowtfth but the slavehold r have been given over, and are prompted by some f vil spirit, an 1 allowed by the Almighty to hasten ihe day of their destruc ion. Yours truly, , B. B. F-t t WralJ f FiteJiim. Horns Correspondence. Wakarusa, K. T., S--pt. 29, '55. Friexd Browx: It is a very common remark among the ac.ua! settlers of thn Territory, when interrogated as to what they think of the country, what sort of a claim they have, die., to - ay that they aw delighted with everything they behold that it is a most beau iful country, and tliat their attachment to, aud admhation of it, iucrea-e.s every day. But they think the par.icular locality where they have located tl.eir claim is far superior to any other part. Now this is just as it should be, and the con.rary of this would be most disastrous, for in thatca-e improvements would bj suspended and much lime lost, which now is employed for the benefit of tlte settler and the couutry geueraily. Hence it is very nat ural for persons wiien writing to their friends at borne, or in addressing U.em through the columns of the public press, to invite them to settle in their neighbor hood, urging the depth and for.ility of the soil, the beau y of the scenery, the lay of the land, dec, a ihvir'reasou. Now, sir, it is not my intention tocen nxre them for this cocrse, for no doubt tl.ey have wri.teu in good faith ; but when 1 read the , glowing descriptions given of cer.ain localities in which the writers have declared them to be superi or to any other in the Territory, I could not help coming to the conclusion tliat they had never been in the neighborhood where I live, or tley ; wonld certainly have formed a diderent opinion. But 1 am no- so viu a to suppose that i cart aler tlie opiuion o( individuals by viy tbinj I eon writ, and aU I expect to ae- com iplMi is to invite them to come and j ;. Lowever, 1 will flat" theadvantages see whielrl have, over many others, iu my j iova'ion : ; .- j 1st. There is one advantage which X; possess over most "others engaged in a similar task, and tltat is, it is perfectly easy for m to point out my situation; for no sttoner do you emerge trom the emoke of tliat delec able place called Westport, than you behold in the distance," a hill or mound, much higher tlum any other, and which, to all appearance, you will arrive at in a few hours, but to your sur piieyou bud it near forty miles, and when you stand at the foot of that lofty eminence you feel almost too weary to ascend, but urged on by a fellow traveler you commence the (ask, and fiud it less difficult than you suppiosed. When you get a little moie thati half way up, you find tliat na ure has'laid out a carriage road, which ex ends from the extreme nor.h-east to the - extreme north-west iioints. - Heie you pause awhile to gaze upon the vat expanse of hill and dale, But ascend a little that lies be ore you I.; rhr rh.... ohWt trill ohstruet vour rJ, ... is disti'wdy visible.' with the Kansas on the north side, the route of which may be tnud by the immense body of timber that skirts its bank-t as far as any can be seen. A litde east of nortl almost at the fot of tlie mound townot rranklm. which, bv the nar, is very small, aud is not likely to b'ome larger unless some of the elements which now en .er into ioe "iompoi Jon aie dis posed of. Looking east you have the Walarusa before yu, and can trace its course to its termination in the Kan sas, near which well improved farms be longing to the Shawnee Indians may be seen, also the Mission House of the M. E. CuUrch, lately occupied by Dr. A. .Still, which he wa compelled to aban don in con -equeuee of there being no provision made for holding the lan J upou wi.l-h it stood. Turning south, your eyes rest upjn a large ody of timber about ten uales off. .This, by some, is called Hickory 1'oiat, by others the Big Timbers. From this proceed a little stream which empties into the WakaiUsa at your feet, and which we call Coal C.eck, iu consequence of coal protiud; i:ig through the surface in various places along its banks, whicii also has a tolerable supply of timber. Westward, the crook ed coUise of the Waka:usa.inny lo traced by the dnse ranges of timber by whicii the ma-gin is diaped. 2d. There is more timber for the anmunt of prairie here than in any other part 1 have visited. On the Wakai u.-a there is a hvge body: the nor.h and west sid'S of the mound aie covered wiJi timber the immense qu in.ity at Hi-k-ory Poia., witnthatfouu I ou Coal Creek, makes the supply ample ; and the accom modating di-positiou of those who hold the timber, will enable all who wish to fence tWir farms to do so at a very mod erate expense. 3J. 1 ti.ink the general face of ti e country, in this part, be.ter -than any 1 have seen in the Territory ; elevated and undulating; with n mo so high bu. niuay be easily cultivated, or none so low a-, tt allow stagnant waters to rciL.aiu ou ius surface. 4.h. I think the capacity of the soil to produee is superior to ujost other focah ties, for our "crops of "com continued ga'cnand Hourilungall throjgli the dry weather; while mucn that was in the bottoms, upon what the people thought was Lite deepest an.f riehest soil, wwre a fkirched, shiivelod ajparaice. fi.h. Ti.e health oi this part is unsur passed no sickness having occurred siace I settled here,- last November, hut what may be traced to causes that might and should have been avoided. 6th. Ti.e chatacter of the inhabitants, I am pleased to confess, I a far exceeded my most sanguine evpectations; indeed, every individual change that ha beeu made has been for t e better, and a: the present lime I know of but one pro-slavery family lor many miles. Our settlers are orderly, peaceable, industrious citi zens and each Sabba hday tindsa good ly number assembled on thai be-uuiuii uiouiid, to join iii solemn worship of the Bouiitii'ul ISesuiwerof hi daily mercies -tolisteu to the Word of Lwe, as di pensed by one of tha five ministers who reside iu .hi neighbrhod, or t teach ihe young buds ot pronii-e who attend at tlie tvibbatn school, wherJ there is an excellent library. 7.h. .And la-t, at the Fame lime one of the best evidences of the superiority of our local i y i ha grearinJu'-enieut-cannot pre ad upon our settlers t vacate their claiu.s. Iu tact there are but lew who would leave at any price, and those .ew show tiie estimate they place upou iheir ia iu by the price ti.ey a k. 4. - Now, sir, 1 think 1 havj mide out a pretty clear ca-m ; ba. if. yu, or any of your readers, have a iy doubut upon your minds, 1 hope you will come an i see, wheu you sttall meet a heaily welcome from Your humble serv't, J. K S. The Election at FiaaxUa. FftAKitLijr, Oct. 4, '55. Friend "Baowc: The Missouri part of the election passed oif finely here on Monday lasu Wre had some of the tall est kial of fighting among the imrrted voters from Missouri and t leir prv-slav er friends iu tlte Territory; bat I atngrtT itied to inform you tliat the free State men had nothing to do with it. We were like the lamb whL'h stood over the hill side whilst tlie wolves were fighting. We said, "Qj it, we like to see you devour each other." I do think, sir, that the incidents of Monday, were replete with some of the richest political jokes of tlie age. ; The Misourians can e up here, some of them a di-Unce of near eighty miles, to help their pro-slavery friend rivet the ctiain of slavery and lyranny upoa u. Tney were sa lly chea ed oi boUi their vou?s and their money, and their friends pitched iu o them, and whipped them like the aiischief. 1 saw one of the Ju Jgs of Election and a rabid pro-slavery man both bea ing one of the intruders from Missou ri at the same lime. - The party were about tlie worst ued up set o. men you ever saw. They were, sir, of a vet i y, the lowest bU-kguard and filtliy vaga bonds who ever appeared iu Ki3as, a id conirastel strangly wiUvthe comparative ly gentlemanly appearaK of the "border rutiiaiia" wiio uraia their defceut upon us in tlie Spring. They must have been the very dreg of society, the oJal uf the b dy politic in Missouri, and the Lvt remnant of besoUd igntrance, stu pidity, bru ality aid lust. . To have seen them was to have recognized at once the porpseof their missiou. an 1 the low and groveling purpose whica they came toK&nsaatojearryeatw Kone other than the debauched and intemperate wooli play so base a part as these men have ui derLaken. , Ihe cause of the pro-sUvW paity must be desperate indeed in Mis7 sotfri. wiieu thev send su h w.-. V lives as these to carry out their will ia; Kansas. - . - ,You recollect that the law of the late' Legislature empowered the Judges toen-l force good order, and 1 snpposeUiat ws3 the reason the very gentirmatjy Ja,h,et pitched iu and whipped his friends from! Missouri. They deserved all they got and much more. . - . , vfllCTCHia I am proud to say that not a single free ! Sta e man disgraced himself by getthi"1 amongst the crowd. There were eighty vote's polled, sixteen of whom only, were residents of the Territory. Very Truly Yours, fcc. From the X- V. C nmetciut L'vlleti. What Good has it Done the South. That the entire North is underpin"- a radical change in its political senti. ments, no well informed man can with ! tru h deny The passage of die Km- I r 1 t 1 mi 1 l ; 1 . . s-oias dui, wuicn nvoiva tha r ti,a o.-iia r;... n j pwmi. created a storm of indignation, ad, '"gendered J feeling of antigontsm excepiionable proceed ing, and exhibited itself oa every occa sion that ottered. In the suceessiveelectionsthat follow. ed, such members as Voted for the bill weie superseded by those who avowed their opposition to it. and in all tlie elec tions for Congress in the free Slates the Kansas bill has been made a test qutiJun. Let us stop a moment and ascertain the results. In the free Sta es all the elec tions have come on for Congress, aud resulted in large an.i-Nebraska majority. it is asceriaiiicu ui a positive cenain.y that tlte re is alreaJy a majortiy ia tho House of Representatives i a favor of tho repeat oi me neoraska dui. itere u one change that ha been e Dec ted ia northern sentiment within tlie last fivo months. If we inquire further we will; bnd results s.ill n.oie conclusive. Of the following nine State, seven of them had last year Governors who were in favor of Ihe couHitudoiial rights of the JSouih. Ia'I us see how their places have been filled: in New York. Clatk. treesoiier; Fennsylvania, INJltick, five soiler; Massadiuseits, Gardner, fres.il- er ; Maine, Monil, liee soiler ; Connect icut, Minor, free soiler; Iowa, Gtimcs, free soiler; Michigan, fa-e soiler ; Ver mont, Boyce, free hotler; Rhode lslanJ, free soiler. Ti.e following t haDges hao b"eu made in the United Mates Scioto since the agitation ot this texaliuus question. In Maaio they have elfteJl ressenden.'a lank abii joiusts, in tie place oi BiaJbury, Na.ional Democrat; in Massachusetts, - Wilson, an lKhiKn tlentatiue, ji8 suimvsmt of Everett, l cousenatiVd Whig; in New Ilamp hire, the Gtbralter of democracy, Bll anJ Halt, the one a free soil Whi, the oih?r abolition Democrat, in pl.tco ot Atliert'm and Norris, National Democrats ; ia Connecticut, Fos;er, a bitter aboliiioni-t, in place of Smith, ctmservaiive Whi; in Illinois, Trumbull, a st ongfree soiW o succeed Shields, a souu 1 Nttlmal Democrat.: in Iowa they sett 1 Hirltil abolitionist, to till the place of DoJge, conservative Democrat, and in Wi 10.1 sin they have elected Darkee. abi ion ist, over Walker, National Denitwrai. i So much for elections; and we think !they have furnished a pretty significant idea of what popuhr wntimcnt is at t a iSorth, and whai changes have bicu ex perienced. Iu most of the free States, ronventwm have been held of parties of diderent de nominations and professions, but all uniting wiih singular unanimity upm ihii onj issue that the Kansas law must be repealed, and the Missouri Com promise restored. Even Know Nothin ism is submerged and overwhelmel in tliis surging, inundating element of free soilism their war slogan of AroericasJ to rule America, is drowned by the Hunt ing and deathing cry, "Freedom is N tion.il. Slaverv Sectional." . We might cite similar resolutions sii opinions enunciated at some half d ws or more iState cou-en ion., but we for bi.'ar. We might quote from tlie ipeech es of stalesm-i:i a;ii orators, anl the whol nrthern press, irrefutable testi mony of the la. t. that all parti at lie North are iu a state of fusion, a id all of them more or taw inoculated with tl vim of abolitionism. Stitara we be lieve with 5enator Benjamine, a like wise with Senator Jones, of 'felines. Iu faoi. wj caaaot comprehend ho, is the face of the facts we have abre stated, and the reitera ed declaration ot die pres.. of every political hue an J ca plexion. lw any man can . be slow to belbve tliat there is a strong, unitel section d party ia process of orgsniii tioa at the Norih. Surveying In Kan a . Surreyiag returns have been reccn'lf received at tlie Genera Land Otfitw (n Kansas of the first standard parslkh tliirty miles south of the bas3 line, com mencini?.fiom; a coiut ba the gui ! meridian between rane eight aid niuo jeast, thene east to the Missouri rivor.a disiancu of ma seven! v-tw- mih,'. - lliis standard jatallel was suneyed bv Surveyor Lodheinu-Iy last. One-had of the fine reus through tlie Kickxpoo trac;. which - was ceded to the United S:jttiH hv thfl treat of ISth MV Ut Tlte district of country lying beiweea the b.se line and tlie first standard paraiii south, in Kansas comprises the land ceded to the United Sies by tlie lowss Sac, an d Foxes of Missouri, an I a major part of ihe Kickapos, and according w previous advices reivived from Ue Sur veyor Gueral of Kanw and Nebraska, the same will be subdivided into section during the present fall. Washington Slur. Commissioner of Deeds. Bv reference to our a Ivertising col umns i i- o- rred Utat the editor of this paper is commissi ned by tne Governors of Massachusetts, errnont. 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