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G. W. BROWXT, Editor.
Lawrence, Saturday, Dec. 23, 1855.
Free State Ticket.
- I"0B COTEKXOB,
70B LUrTIJTAHT GOYEBKOB,
W. Y. ROBERTS.
roS 8ECBITART OF 8TATI,
TUB TBEABCEIR or STATE,
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IOB JUDGES or , 8CPRXXX COCBT,
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M. F. CONWAY, '
; MORRIS HUNT. ' :
j roa ATTOKXXY 6EJERAL "j
H. MILES; MOORE. ',
i ... JOB ACDITOB, -
G. A. CUTLER.
JOB STATX PBIXTEE, .
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',. FOB CXtBI 07 BCPBIMZ OOVBT,
V. . S. B. FLOYD.
fOB EXPORTER OF ECTBElfZ COrBT,
E. M. THURSTON. ;
JOB KFBEStNTATITK TO CONGRESS,
MARK W. DELAHAY.
V Ticket of the Free State Party.
We publish, in another column,
official report of. the proceedings of the
first Convention, of our party for : the
nomination of candidates for the various
offices of State. We most cordially en
dorse the ticket it contains, i Some gen
tlemen have been nominated for whom
we would not vote if Kansas was a State,
and admitted !- into the Union - but, in
our present condition, and in view of
the "misunderstandings'' which still
threaten to involre us in another war
with Missouri, and in political difficulties
in the Free State ranks, we do not think
that a more judicious selection of officers
could have been made.
The Free State Party of Kansas is a
political alliance, formed for the purpose
of excluding the blighting curse of slav
ery from our soil., We all agree in de
siring to see Kansas a Free State ; but
this is the only political issue in which
our aspirations or opinions harmonize.
To secure this end, Whigs, Democrats,
Republicans and Know Nothings, of ev
ery, shade, .and feetion, are willing for j
time to work in union ; but ' as soon as
this object is secured each party and fac
tion will instantly relapse into other and
antagonistic organizations, '. . ;
I While the;F ree State alliance exists
as long as antagonistic political - parties
work in union for freedom in I Kansas -it
would be unjust and, inexpedient for
any branch of it to monopolize its offi
ces.1 Our . ticket is a .public proof that
no such attempt has been made. Whigs
sad Democrats even Douglas Demo
crats and Republicans, were nominated
by the Convention, and will be triumph
antly elected. '. v : : J
As the Whig Party is dead, and the
Democracy dismembered, and it is more
than probable that future parties will or
ganize on the doctrine of Squatter Sov
ereignty, or the right of pioneers to in
flict oh the Territories they inhabit, and
their children after them for generations,
the withering curse of involuntary serv
itude; and the doctrine of National
Sovereignty, or the right of the Ameri
can people, in Congress represented, to
insist that "no more slave States'.' shall
be admitted into the Union ; we will
class the candidates nominated into one
of these parties, without reference to
their previous political associations. ,
, Dr. Cmmis Romusou is a native of
New England; a man of sound ; aid
calm judgment, vigorous and manly in
tellect, us ans peur et sans reproache.'
The Doctor is not a politician, either by
nature or adoption. ; Honest and earnest
in his political opinions, henever inquires
whether his'doctrines are popular or not,
before giving Utterance to them! He is
ignorant of the ,: groveling art of "wire
pulling," and his candor is at variance
with all the received rules for manufact
uring political capital. ! He is in politics
what he is in social life : a high-minded,
fearless and! earnest mas, as far removed
from the fanaticism of ultra-abolitionism
as from the sycophancy of th "Pierce
Democracy to the slave ' power. The
Governor'sought - the Doctor, not the
Doctor the Governor. His friends de
sired to place him where his honesty and
laients wouia oe most conspicuously ais
played, 'and ... are greatly needed the
twruta: of the United States, Dr. - Ron
ittsosr is s disciple of the i National Sov
ereignty fchocl of politics.
,,Mf RoBKKTs, our candidate for Lieu-
tonant-Goyernor,.isa Pennsylvania Dem
ocraf i and served several sessions in the
Legislature of his natve State, with great
credit to himself, and to general- accept
ance. He. ia in favor of Squatter Sov
ereignty; His course as delegate to the
ConstitnUonal-ConvQntiQR, and. at the
"Big Springs' and 6ther;t&nventions .of
our party, gained &na manyfnends and
Admirers throughout the Territory. He
is a thoroughly reliabls man. - His expe
rience in political life,1 hia calsi tsapsra
nient,' and the consemtivecast of his
mind, render him a safe counsellor in the
troublesome times that are likely to arist
when our Government is put in opera
Mr. Dxlahjt is a native of Maryland.
He is a Free State man rather from ma
terial than moral considerations. He
has been a slaveholder ; says he "would as
lief buy a negro as a muU' but is in
favor of freedom in Kansas because our
soil climate and 1 productions .are not
adapted to slave labor. He is a ."Na
tional" or Douglas Democrat, and of
course in favor of Squatter Sovereignty.
As he truly represents the political opin
ions of the maioritv of the citizens of
Leavenworth, and is personally popular,
his name will serve greatly to make the
ticket popular in those districts of Kan
sas where freedom is not regarded as
infinitely preferable to slavery, ; but is
weighed in the balance of political ex
pediency, and found to be. rather "more
desirable, if anything, to' the peculiar
infamy of the South.
What Judge Wakefiild our Treas
urer said of Judge Schuyler -our
candidate for Secretary of State may
justly be said of both : They are noble
specimens of the noblest works ; of God
honest men and true.
Mr. Conwat and Mr. Huht are both
young men, and both well known to our
citizens. Mr. Latta, of Leavenworth,
is eminently qualified for the office he
has been jointly called on to. fill. Mr.
Hunt is a Republican, Messrs. Conway
and Latta are National Democrats.
Mr. Moors is a Missourian, and a Na
tional Democrat. He has been known for
several years past in Missouri as a Free
State man. Among his other good deeds
in Platte county, was publicly branding
Gen. Stringfellow as a liar, coward and
bully ; challenging him to fight, and de-
fvinor his followers to execute their
threats : ; to put his press ; (the Weston
Reporter) into the river. He silenced
the arch-ruffian, who is a coward at
heart, and his press was mot disturbed 1
Mr. Moore is our candidate for Attorney
Dr Cutler is a Kentuckian. : He
holds the doctrine of National Sovereign
ty. . He is a young man of talent and
will make an efficient officer.
Mr. Speeb is a Kepublican. He is
from Ohio. He has done good service
to the cause by his journal. . t
Messrs. Thurston and Flotd, the re
porter and Clerk of the Supreme Court,
are, we believe, National Democrats, or
"Squatter Sovereignty' Whigs. .
Thus, it will bo seen, that the Squat
ter Sovereignty and the National Sover
eignty wings of the ; party have been
fairly represented,' and 1 that the different
localities of the Territory, also, have
furnished candidates for offices. -Take
it all in all, the ticket deserves the cordial
support of the party, and should be most
heartilv endorsed bv every Free State
Squatter in Kansas.
Beware of Telegraph Reports.
We desire the Eastern press to be on
their, guard against the infamous false
hoods which are, and will be, sent over
the telegraph wires in regard to Kansas
matters. The wires along the border are
wholly in the hands of the "Border Ruf
fians,"and it has been found impossible
to get any sort of a dispatch, even in cy
pher;to the East, emaaiing from Free
State men in Kansas. One would sup
pose, from ' reading1 the dispatches in
Eastern papers, that our people were en
tirely in the wrong in the "late war ;"
and from the reports the reports the Ruf
fians gave on their return to Missouri
which, probably, were also dispatched
East, in regard to the settlement we
can judge of the character they gave us.
We were undoubtedly represented as the
vilest paltroons that ever went unhung.
, Will our, exchanges aid us in putting
the press and people on their guard
acrainst these infamous calumniators in
regard to Kansas? '' : '
i . j : The Murder. ;
The border papers say that no violence
was committed, or blood spilled in the
late War in Kansas, save the coming in
collision of the picket guard, when each
party fired upon the other, and a Free
State man was killed. The facte are,
Thomas Barber was passing on his way
homeward on the highway, about noon.
in. company with , two of his relatives.
Mr. Barber's party was unarmed, save
one of them had a single revolver in his
pocket. Neither party were of the pick
et guard.- The twelve pro-slavery per
sons were on their way from Lecompton
to Franklin. Doctor, alias, Judgt Jxo
P. Wood aud Gen. G. W. Clarl; Potta
watomie Indian Agent, were of this party,
and are said to be the persons who left
the main : party and . pursued and shot
Barber. The latter has left the country.
and the former has the mark of "Cats'
on -his brow, and feels that "Every
man who sees him shall slay him.". It is
said there was a private - feud between
the parties before the breaking . out of
thesa difficulties. ! ha : - l.-,--
f ;' ' ; Frozen. - ;.xri
- E.' D. Ltiu.k, while on a hunting ex
cursion a few days ago, became separated
from i his party, . was frost-bittec ; and
cake near perishing before he was found.
Ha was found la& at night, - and carried
to an Indian's hut, where ha "sras cared
re no to carea
for. and bones are iiow entertained of his
recovery, though ha haa hocsa of his
lower limbs. -
Still AnotHer Outrage. ; ;
Exasperated by their defeat at Law
rence a defeat bloodless but over
whelming the cowards of the border
counties of Missouri have avenged them
selves by attacking the unprotected Free
State city of Leavenworth. We have
stated, in another article, how they de
stroyed the ballot-box and nearly killed
an unarmed and peaceful citizen, who
was acting as clerk of the elections. Af
ter doing so, it is stated, threats were
uttered against the Territorial Register ;
bat in consequence.of the avowed deter
mination jof the citizens to defend it, no
attempt to destroy it was made. , It was
currently reported, however, that , the
Platte County Regulators had determin-.
ed that it ' should go the way of the Jm
minary erelong.. ,
On the following Saturday night De
cember 22d when Mr. Delahay, the pro
prietor and editor of the Register was in
attendance on the Convention in this
citvand the leading Free State men of
Leavenworth were also here, or from
home, an armed and regularly organized
company of fifty men, chiefly from Mis
souri, led by G. W. Perkins, Dr. Royall,
Cap t. Dunn and James Lyle, marched
down from Kickapoo, broke open the
Register effice, destroyed the press and
threw it. with all the type, into the Mis
souri river. '
Perkins, Royall, Lyle and Dunn were
officers in the Missouri army who lately
marched on Lawrence and then march
ed back again. " Perkins was the candi
date of the "National Democracy" for
Congress : and the Territorial Register
advocated his election.' "Oh ! shame
where is thy blush ?" Dr. Royall was
a delegate to the pro-slavery "law and
order" Convention. Dunn is an Irish
renegade. . Sprung from a class and
race who are opposed and despised
at home, he was endowed witn an tne
glorious rights of American citizenship,
only to aid in undermining the principles
on which our republican government is
founded. Lyle was the clerk of the
House of Representatives of the bogus
Kansas Legislature and one of the par
ticipants in the lynching of Mr. Phil
lips. Such are the leaders of the pro-
slavery "law and order" party.
What offence, it will be asked, did the
Territorial Register commit to merit the
fate that has befallen it? It certainly
could not be charged with "Abolition
ism" as attachment to Northern ideas is
styled ; for it advocated the principles
of the Nebraska bill ; it lauded the re
peal of the Missouri Compromise ; it was
the organ and defender of Stephen A
Douglas ; it advised, from . first to last
the obedience to the laws of the barons
of Kansas ; it was in favor of the execu
tion of the fugitive slave bill and abhor
red the higher law; its editor repeatedly
and publicly declared "he had as lief buy
a nerrroas a mule ;" and regarded the
question of slavery or freedom merely
as "a question of dollars and cents."
Until within the last month, it has warm
ly defended the course of the Adminis
tration and the character of the Presi
dent. Only a few weeks ago, the Wash
ington Union President Pierce's organ
-endorsed it as a "sound and orthodox'
What, then, was its' offence ?
It disapproved of David R. Atchison
leading an armed force of Missourians
into Kansas during the recent descent of
the Border Ruffians on Lawrence. It
ironically stated that it regretted that
"certain duties, both of a public and
private nature" had pre vented Mr. Atch
ison from returning to Missouri by way
of Leavenworth City.
This was the sum total of its offence
For daring to allude ironically to the
arch-demagogue of Missouri, the Terri
torial Register, a "National Democratic'
journal, publithed in Kansas, was de
stroyed and thrown into the river by
gang of ruffians, chiefly residents of Mis
souri, and followers, every one of them
of. a "National Democratic" politician
How long, freemen of the North, how
long will you permit these outrages to
continue ? how long defer in shouting in
a voice that slaveocrats will tremble in
their secret chambers; to hear "Union
or no Union, civil or servile wars, no
more slave States, henceforward and for
ever!" ' 'f ':
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" .'. Cold We&tcer.
The thermometer . has ; been ranging
between zero, and 2 degrees below that
poinfc for the last week. : We have spoken
repeatedly of the ' "mild and genial cli
mate of Kansas f.' but wa are through
until there is a laighty change in the at-
Biosphere. Wa can' only account for
the present low temperature by conclud
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Quebec had been substituted for that
v-: The-TJpper;Cotry.vc ;.' z
Since the unsujccessful t attempt, of a
number of military officials, to give a
" local habitation and a name ", to their
ephemeral , enterprise-rPawnee CJT
very little is heard, except from occa
sional travelers, about that portion of the
Territory.; Emigration, , so far, has
filled up only the Eastern part,' leaving
open a boundless stretch of country ' in
the , west to be settled by future comers.
There is nothing anomalous in the set
tlement of Kansas. Here, as in all new
countries that part lying contiguous to
civUizatipn is the soonest occupied ; for
emigrants generally, in their haste to
get comfortably " fixed," settle on . the
first unoccupied land they come to, with
out looking farther for better. ; Fortu
nately,' most of our squatters are so well
suited in locations that they have no de
sire to look else where.. ,, ,
At one time, the upper or western
country attracted no inconsiderable share
of public attention ; but the magnet was,
not the beauty, or fertility, or advantage
of the country, but the rowdy assem
blage of rowdy Missourians going thro'
the incipient stages of legislation. Paw
nee was then a continuous UDroar and
intermingling of " border ruffians " and
bad whiskey. ; From thenceforward the
town sickened, and, but that Govern
ment threw its arms aurond it and em
braced it in the Reserve, it would Jiave
fizzled out in a brief period. Whatever
other causes may be stated, our own im
pression, strengthened by similar views
of many settlers in that country with
whom we have conversed, is, that whis
key and whiskey-sellers had as great an
influence in killing Pawn3 as anything
These and other bungling operations
in the vicinity of Ft. Riley, have, meas
urably, retarded , the growth, of that
section of the Territory. From person
al observation and the experience of oth
ers, we are warranted in saying that it is,
in many respects, as desirable a country
for the emigrant as any other portion of
Kansas. The soil, is not, so fertile as
ours, the face of the country is rougher
and more mountainous, but the valleys
are beautiful beyond comparison, the
water fresh and clear, and the atmos
phere cool, pure and healthy. Scenery
is of all varieties : towering hills, rocky
bluffs, cascades, forests, prairie, and
lovely little dells between rows of bills.
offering farm sites to small neighbor
There are no towns in reality, (except
Manhattan, at the mouth of the Blue,)
but a great many in prospective, or on
paper, in the upper country. Chetolah,
Montgomery and. Reeder, western rela
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lions oi x-awnee, exist ouc in name.
Monica (Mo-neke) is an intended village,
to be located in the vicinity of Ft. Riley.
Remote somewhat from the centre of
excitement, the settlers have not taken a
very active part in the boisterous strife
of politics. They are seldom fully rep
resented in conveations ; in fact, rather
indifferent about being represented at
all ; never on bai terms with their few
pro-slavery neighbors yet true as stee
A 1 -f t1 1 mi
w m cause oi irceuom. mere are
men among them of a high order of
talent, who would be more properly ap
preciated were they to afford more op
portunities for public judgment. :
-High as has been the reputation ac
quired by the many authoresses of our
country, we shall be mistaken if the wri
ter of "Alone" and of "The Hidden
Path" does not take, ere long, place and
ri . .
preceaence. one comDines as many ex
cellencies with as few faults as any one
we can at the present writing call to
mind. There is an originality . in her
thinkings which strikes one with a pe
culiar force, and he finds himself often
unconsciouslv recurring to what has had
such a powerful effect upon hinu She
is emphatically an authoress not to be
forgotten ; her works are no short-lived
productions, for they have in them a
genius, a power, and a purpose, three
things, which, when united, secure
book from the silence of oblivion. "The
Hidden Path" is an improvement upon
"Alone," but in this instance, the pen's
practice has not . destroyed " the' pen's
freshness. Those who have . sought to
find '.'The Hidden Path," and sought in
earnestness and in doubt, with faith and
with yearning, will r find in its pages a
life-like transcript of the ideas that have
posssssod them. , It is this that induces
us to say that the book , is one in its
br oadest and freest sense of cekius.
Great Demand for Nws of the War.
We published three editions of our
last issue.' Of the first edition ; there
were about 400 copies above our regular
issue. These were exhausted, and our
mail subscribers not yet supplied in con
sequence of the unusual demand for ex
tra papers.;' The second edition of 4C0
papers was put upon ihe press and work-'
ed off with a like resilt r We were then
compelled to ro-set s portion of the type,
which had been distributed, and work
off another edition of 480 copies. These
are entirely exhausted,' ' and . another
editionwould r hardly ' supply ; tho de
Outraso upon the Ballot Box.
(Leavenworth was again the scene of
violence on the 15th inst, the time ap-
pointed to Vote upon the. State Constitu
tion; 1 The polls were ' regularly opened
at the appointed time, and nothing wor
thy of note transpired until about noon,
while tho people were absent at dinner,
one person only being left in charge of
the ballot-box and poll books, v About
mis ume some tnirty persons were seeu
to cross the river from Missouri. Mak
ing their way by different routes they
almost, simul taneously ' appeared at the
piace oi. election, finam? tne way
ar they" broke inthe "window, 'en
tered and took the ballot-box into their
possession, dragged tne otneer m at-
tendance through the window, and beat
him until his life was despaired of. .
The ballot-box they bore aloft in their
arms and rushed through the streets like
infuriated demons, shouting and cheer
ing as they went. , Arriving at the levee
they waved the box in the air, when they
were cheered from a party of about fifty
who were collected on the opposite shore.
It was understood that those on the op
posite shore, with a quantity of others
who remained under cover in the woods
were a reserved force, who were to have
crossed over if their services were need
ed. The poll-books were also taken.
The voters of . that district have got up
a memorial to Congress touching the
subject, which will be sent with the Con
stitution to that body.
It does seem as , if the millenium had
passed,1 and the Devil was again loosened
for a "litde season." We are, however,
of the conviction that right will ultimate
ly triumph, and that, though Satan rages
for a while like a "roaring lion," he will
find hirrself subdued and his kingdom
Troops ordered into Kansas by Presi
The President has ordered troops into
Kansas. On receipt of Gov. Shannon's
demand, an order was issued by him, di
recting the "immediate' transfer of
troops." io delay not an hour. The
telegraph tells the whole story" the
immediate transfer of troops from the
nearest point was transmitted by the
Where was this same high official
when Kansas was invaded by the Mis
sourians ? What did he do or say when
the elective franchise was trodden under
foot by them, and every political right
wrenched from the Freemen of the Ter
ritory? . Their position is, as il has been,
one of defence. All through, the Mis
sourians have been the aggressors. They
nave neen invaaers armed and lawless
invaders usurpers in whatever, con
cerned :he rights of the people of Kan
sas. . . .
Yet because the men of Kansas, driv
en to the last alternative, cease to for
bear only when forbearance ceases to be
a virtue, because they solemnly declare
to defend their liberties on their own free
soil and at their very hearthstones, Gov.
Shakkon orders out the militia, and now
President Pierce directs the troops of
the United States into the Territory to
put them down at the point of the bayo
net. W ho shall say where this physical
strife, now inaugurated between Free
dom and Slavery, shall end? Who fore
tell the consequences when the rifle is
employed to sustain human chattelLsm,
and point its deadly aim at liberty?
We shudder at the solemn aspect of
1 1! J" 11 ' tir. i .1 "i
puoiio anairs. we invoke in e wisdom
and the courage of. the People to de
mand what is just, and to Lave it done.
We invoke Heaven to ward off the arbi
trament of force between Freedom and
Slavery, now so threateningly begun.
Chicago Tribune. '
' Lo. the Little Giants
The exploits of Jack the Giant-Killer
have attained a world-wide and enduring
fame, but not more of a reputation than
is in store for the Little Giant Corn
Crusher, Of Messrs. Scott & Hedges of
this city. Recently a rather novel match
between the Little Giant and another Corn
Crusher, well and favorably known' in
this country, came off at Mansfield, Ohio.
The Gazette is furnished with a letter
from a , gentleman who witnessed the
contest, from which we make the follow
ing extract: '-'
"The grinding commenced with the
Little Giant, which ground a given quan
tity of corn in ' sixty-three revolutions,
using two light horses oh the No. 4 mill,
which moved off easily and ground the
amount without stopping. A half bush
el of meal was sifted and aboutone quart
out of the ameunt was found too coarse
to pass through the sieve. The com
mittee that had been appointed to super
intend and decide the contest, then re
paired to the Leay itt t mill, , when the
same amount of cefn was ground, which
required seventy-three, revolutions,, al
though Mr. Lea vitt worked but on horse,
which was a very heavy, stout ne, the
draft was evidently too hard for him, as
he stopped three times and was allowed
to rest. On sifting the meal there proved
to be five or six quarts too coarse to pass
the sieve, instead of one as in the ca&e of
the Little Giantr .' ;': " , .
, Mr. , Hedges had ' offered a Valuable
silver cup to the owner jof any mill which
should grind faster than the Little 1 Giant,
but the above Crusher being the' only
one expected to rival it, no others com
peted. The cup, therefore, still remains
in noftsesfiion of - Mr. --HedrTSS. At the
opening of the contest the Little Giant jyr""u--- a;-: ;
had but few friends, but after Tarious ' nominations were roade,
experimente there were none so obstinate ivere delivered by Hon. J. H.
anfbUndas to fail to see 'and acknowR 9 ' ,Gf??? - njoiiJiidg
edge its superior .merits, .'The Little
t is determined t3 do a tremendous
3T The weather is moderatingl' .
Free State Convention.
The first Convention of the Free
State party of Kansas for the nomination
of candidates for the various offices of
State, assembled in the city of Lawrence
on the forenoon of Saturday, December
15J - 1 ' '
Prayer was offered up by Rev. Mr.
n ' . .
wu'cuuuh was temporarily -or- .
ganixed by the election of Gen. Chas. 1
RoBiKsos-of Uwrence as Presidentand
Gen. Deitzler of Lawrence, Secretary.
Col. Jas. H. Lane moved that each
delegation be nermitted to est thm en.
tire vote to which their district is entitled,
whether every delegate was present or
Carried unanimously. J
. The President, on motion of G. P.
Lowry, then appointed the follo wing gen
tlemen as a committee on permanent or-'
tranlzatirtn - ' " ' -
Col. G. W. Deitzler of Lawrence;
J;A. Wakefield of. Bloomington J. A.
Woodswortb of ; Manhattan, A: Stevens !
of Mount Pleasant, Mr. Higgins of Osa-
watomie. Major G. S. Hillyer of 9th Sen-
atorial District, :A. B; Marshall of 6th
Senatorial District, H. House of 13th I
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riepreseniauve uisinct, jonn Lanais 01
Doniphan,. J. H. Cole of 8th Senatorial
District, Major James Redpath of. Leav
enworth, and Mr. 'Nesbitof Waubonsa.
A committee of twelve on credentials,
on motion of Major Klotz Of Pawnee,
was elected by the delegates from the
various delegations.. - J J . -
The Convention adjourned till 2 p. m.;
when the committee on permanent or
ganization reported in favor of
E. M. Thurston of Manhattan, as Pres
ident ; J. M. Cole of 8th Senatorial Dis
trict, Dr. Cutler of Doniphani O. S.
Hillyer "of 9th Senatorial District, and
Mr. 'Hoover of 5th. Senatorial District,
as Vice Presidents ; James Redpath of
Leavenworth, and G. P. Lowry of Law
rence as Secretaries. ; y '
The report was adopted; '
The committee op credentials submit
ted the; subjoined : report,' which was
adopted, as reported, after some discus
sion on the validity of an election in the
3d Senatorial District.
The committee on credentials have re
ceived the election returns from the dif
ferent Districts and beg leave to- submit
the following report :
First Senatorial District. Chas.
Robinson, Joel Grover, W. I. R. Black-
man, Morris Hunt, J. b. &mery, l. .
Abbott, a C. Smith, J; Blood, G. W.
Deitzler, J. D. Barnes, G. P. Lowry,
cecond Senatorial District. A.
Curtiss, J. H. Lane, J. M. Tuton, J. A.
Third Senatorial District. Messrs.
Hollidiy, Mclntyre, Robinson, Howard.
Fourth Senatorial District. Sam
uel Mewhinney, Perry Fuller and John
Fifth Senatorial District J. B.
Higgins, Charles' Cronston, Noah Bar
ker,. W. .Vaughn, H. - H. Williams,
Wm. Hoover, Wm. Dyer, W. T. Turn
er, J. D. Stockton, G. B. Rau'n, Wm.
Partridge. One vacancy. .
Sixth Senarorial District. J. H.
Nesbitt, A. B. Marshall, P. C. Schuyler,
Wm. Haven. Three vacancies.
Seventh Senatorial District. E.
M. Thurston, J. D. Woodward, Alex
ander Shaw, Robert Klotz, Wm. M. Mc-
Eighth Senatorial District. M.
F. Conway, J. M. Cole, H. Houst. One
Ninth Senatorial District. G.' S.
Hillyer, Wm. Hicks, Wm. Donaldson.
Tenth Senatorial District. Geo.
A. Cutler, John Landis, T, J. Collins,
B. G. Cady, Wm. Bell, Wm. Wilson, A.
A. Jameson. Two vacancies.
Eleventh Senatorial Diltrict.t1
Wra; Crosby, W. H. Nichols, E. R. Zim
mermann, J. L. Hathaway. Two vacan
cies. .: : . ; ;. . i'
Twelfth Senatorial District. Mr.
Sparks, Mr. Brown, S. N. Latta, J. H.
Green, H. G. Weibling, S. A. Anthony,
H. N. Hook, William Phillips, James
Redpath, N. Sage, George Gosling, H.
The President, on taking the chair, de
livered a brief and appropriate address to
The Convention then : commenced to
nominate candidates for the various offi
ces of State. .
James. H. Lane, Charles Robinson,
W. Y. Roberts, and G.' W. Smith were
nominated for the office of Governor.
Charles Robinson was elected.
. W. Y. RoBERTrf ; was elected Lieuten
ant Governor without opposition. ....
Mark W. Dxlahat of Leavenworth,
was the successful candidate for ' Repre
sentative to Congress. Robert Klotz of
Fort Riley, and M. F. Conway of Silver
Lake, were his competitors. ... ..
,S. N. Latta of Leavenworth, Moa-.
ris Hunt of Lawrence, and M. F. Con
wat of Silver Lake, were elected as can
didates for; Judges of the Supreme
Court-, G. W. Smith, J. . A. Wakefield,
and J. D. Woodward were unsuccessful
ly nominated as candidates. . , V
G. W. Brown, R. G. EllioUi John
Speer, and J. C. Cummings were nomi
nated . for the . office of. State Printer.-
Johw Spxzr of Topeka, .was declared
elected v -;; ; ...
. H. Miles Moore of Leavenworth, and
J. S. Emery of Lawrence, were nomina
ted for the office of Attorney General.
Mr. Moors of j Leavenworth,',.' w&s the
successful candidate. ;M ; -.
, For the office of Treasurer, E.' C. K.
Garvey of.Topeka, and J. A.; Wakefield
of Bloomington were nominated. Judge
Waexfiels was elected. ; :
, E. M. Thurston was elected Ileporter
of. the Supreme Court. ... . , u, ,
S. B. Flotd - was elected Clerk of, the
Supreme Court. ; , ; ,
t For Secretary of State, P. C. Schctle
of Council City was ; elected over C. ,
Holliday of; Topeka. " : ; Jf v s
Dr. Cutler was elected Auditor with-.
linn inr ma nnnnr pnniroi nn in.m
?Alara nHun f ev mntlnn
CoL Lanei) to give their ; hearty and un-
divided support to the ticket nominated.
A committee was annointp? tn.
Platform for the Free Stat Tvrt w r
;id not report on Saturday.
' The Convention adjourned till Mon-
:ay rnorning. ; ; - f
I Ou Monday morning, as nearly all the -
- delegates had left the city, and several of
I committee on. platform were absent, I
mo vuureuuon Gissoived.
A vote of thanks to tha President an
Secretaries, on motion of Collin? w
passed by the Convention
n w nP.TT7TV '
w yHiZLi:K' President
.q p - LowSt- -T Sre&ries. - . t
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ovw Kit uie wase.
. ; The Sheriff of Douglas county arrest
ed a man on a peace warrant, and whila
on his way to a Magistrate's office with
tis prisoner, was intercepted by a party
?f ponsible, lawless men; these men
vited the prisoner to go with them, and
then wtent on eir way, and the Sheriff
went about hls business. : These tacts
wfre communicated to Gov; Shannon,
thereupon he- issued his proclamaUon,
rAlimor nut iha mW,n n i.
-o w ao .mis call
ioovuA Bwruauuj, .Dy sendm from
ten to fifteen hundred men. Many of
tne mil ma oi tne -territory seein lare
uumuers oi annea iuissourians puting
themselves in the ranks where the squat
ters of Kansas were ready to, take their
6tand, refnsed to go. These Missourians
were received by the authorities under
Gov. Shannon, and took up their line of
march towards Lawrence, where they
made tlieir encampment, and where they
have remained up to the present time,
occasionally receiving recruits from Mis
souri. We have just learned that Gov.
Shannon has just made an older requir- ,
ing the people of Lawrence to give up
their private arms. If such an order
has been made, we are at a los-j to con
jecture where the Governor found any
law or precedent, for so preposterous and
unjust a demand. The demand will
never be granted, and if it is insisted
upon, then the shedding" of fraternal
American blood, in our judgment is in
evitable, and that too upon a soil over
which this . Government has pledged its
faith, that the fair untrammelled work
ings and principles of Squatter Sover
eignty should bo carried out The fact
is we are slaves, and made w by the
supiness and imbecility of a weak Ad
ministration. We supported that Ad-,
ministration up to the 14th of November
last, when we could, no longer regard it
1 e u- " . .0
as even neutral in regard to the affairs in
Hansas, but on the contrary, from the
conduct'of Government officials who took
a leading part in a misnamed law and
order meeting, (held in this city on that
day,) we were forced to come to the con
clusion, that the Administration had
taken an affirmative stand against the
principles of the Kansas-Nebraska act.
The ultra views of these officials," as ex
pressed on that wonderful occasion, too
clearly showed that they were doing the
l!JJ! - C .1 .1 . . -
Diuuing 01 ine Administration, lor us to .
longer feel it our duty to support a party,
that seemingly is bent on perpetrating
the most grievous wrongs upon the bona '
hde squatters 01 Kansas. We have
made Kansas our home in good ; faith,
and had supposed we were living under y
a Government of law and order, that
we ' were to receive protection upon
American soil from the arm of the Amer
ican Government, that we have ever sup
ported and honored towards which we
have been loyal, and always ready to de-;
fend when invaded by a foreign foe but
when our soil is invaded by our neigh
bors, who are bone , of our bone and
flesh of our flesh, then indeed do we
pause in receiving or giving counsel.;
The facts, in the first place, furnished
no sufficient cause for the Governor to
call out the militia. Writs never were
issued against those persons guilty of
making the rescue; had the Sheriff been
furnished writs against them, and resis
tance then been made to the execution of
those writs, and the Sheriff of Douglas
county (Mr. Jones) . had summoned a
posse to assist him in making the arrest, .
and the posse should have refused, then
the Governor would have been clearly
justifiable in issuing his proclamation,
upon this state of facts, and every man,
would have volunteered to sustain the
law. We no;w charge that the Presiden t
has been guilty of the most flagrant
omission of duty to law and order, and
the principles of Squatter Sovereignty in
Kansas Territory the responsibility of
ourgrievances and our wrongs, will be
recorded by thousands of truthful his
torians against the administration of Mr.
Pierce, unless it is that he can show,
himself to be utterly ignorant and unin
formed, as to the true state of Kansas af
fairs. Which horn of such a dilemma will
be the choice of. the administration, wa
are notable to imagine, but that one or
the other will be fastened upon Jt no in
telligent man in. Kansas can for one mo
ment doubt. We truly regret, as a dem
ocrat of no ordinary devotion to our party
lo take the stand we now have ; certainly
we would much rather find ourselves
taking a wrong view of the facte, but at
present we can see them in xu other,
shape. . , . ' , ) ' -
' We can only say, in conclusion, that
if it is the part of the code cT a Demo
cratic Administration, to stand by, su-
pinely look on our misfortunes, to see
armed bodies of men invading our Ter-;
ritory, and tolerate . officials to speak
against every free State Democrat, calling
them abolitionists, traitors, A nigger
thieves, be, then wears no Democrat
but can it be? will such men as Doug
las, Richardson, Harris, and Allen, of
Illinois, endorse such an administration,
or such Democracy ? ; They will not,
when the true state of affairs is ' detailed
to them by their ; friends ia Kansas 5
theyara, far above any local sectional
strife rthey are national men, and trua
Democrats; if they turn ; against ; the
6quatters of Kansas, wethca despair and
give up the ship. Territorial Reg ;
sssn Jala of the
nateV will aacepfr our
al cio duricj: t pa&tfaw weeks.
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