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Lawrence, Saturday, Dec. 20, 1855.
Will each of our present subscribers
turn to our new prospectus, and observe
our terms for forming clubs? Those
who desire to aid us can do so by getting
up clubs in their vicinityl We have fa
cilities for issuing an edition of any ex
tent, and would be glad to publish a large
-one, believing it would aid Kansas, by
making her position and wants better
understood throughout the Union, be-"
sides enabling us to get up a better pa
mper. Our losses of last year has a ten
dency to make us cautious in our expen
ses on the new volume, until we see that
the friends of Kansas are willing to do
their share in sustaining a paper here.
We intend to put our new office in
first rate condition, set our power press
in motion, and be ready for an extended
business with the opening of navigation.
Then, with our full-sized paper, of supe
rior quality, we feel confident of our
ability to meet the public demand for a
sheet which has no superior in the Great
West. As we now are, on our abbrevi
ated columns, we confess we feel but lit
tle interest. It is not our bantling, but
ft child'of circumstancesand'our read
ers must receive it as such until we can
give them the Herald of Freedom
again as it was first established.
The Delay.
In consequence of the . unprecedented
cold weather of the last two weeks, and
the open and exposed condition of our
office, our paper the outside of which
rod nwiavu. vim an nic liujwr time luc
pile froze into a solid mass, and notwith
standing every exertion of ours to get it
thawed, we have found it impossible to
do so until this afternoon, the 2d of
January. In the mean time we have re
moved the press into the basement of our
new stone building, in the rear of our
former office, fronting on Winthrop
street, where we hope we shall soon be
able to shut out the frost-king, and pre
vent future delays of the paper from sim
ilar causes.
Burned by Pro-Slavery Men.,
It is the opinion of every person well-
informed on the subject in Kansas, that
the Coleman and Buckley houses at Hick
ory Pointwere burned by pro-slavery per
sons, for the purpose of stimulating out
rages upon Free State men. All the facts
which have come to liarht in regard to the
transaction go to sustain such a convic
tion. Wrong.
The Cleveland Leader copies an ex
tract from the Lawrence correspondent
of the N. i . Times, with some com
ments, reflecting upon the Chairman of
the 'Lxecutive Committee ot Kansas
Territory," in the issuing of scrip to li
quidate its indebtedness incurred in the
incipient steps towards making Kansas a
The description of the scrip given by
the Times, correspondent is simply false;
no such issue as he mentions has been
While it is true that the Executive
Committee has issued certificates of in
debtedness, in theabsence of any funds,
for actual services rendered in the forma
tion of a State Government, and have
pledged the faith of the State therefor,
yet not one dollar was issued until au
thorized by the Constitutional Conven
tion, after their re-appointment of the
Executive Committee. The amount to
be issued is limited, and it were well if
all the issues of pafer currency were as
well guarded as are the certificates of in
debtedness now being issued in the name
of the State of Kansas. No censure
should be attributed to the Chairman of
the Executive Committee more than to
its members ; and none to them more
than to the Convention that authorized
and commanded their action ; and none
to the Convention other than to the peo
ple who sent them up to guard their in
terests, and who have almost unanimous
ly sanctioned their, labors by the indorse
ment of the instrument which gave the
authority to issue such scrip.
There is no consistency in the papers
of the Northern States which pretend to
favor the freedom of Kansas, in giving
publicity to every scurrillous attack upon
those who are laboring day and night
for the future cood of our btate. We
opine, that did they but know the aid
and comfort they were giving to the ene
my, they would withhold many of the
miserable cock and bull stories they hear
of Kansas Free State men.
. It is argued that the North is ready
and willing to donate funds for the car
rying on of our State Government.
GenSemen, your funds would be gladly
received: but if it is expected mat the
Free State men of Kansasthose who
have emigrated from among you bone
of your bone, flesh of your flesh, will
beg of you, feel themselves as pension
ers upon your bounty, and be readjr to
bow to the behests of your capital,
'merely because you are able to render to
us a moneyed assistance, we must at
least have materially changed since we
left the States. '
A srreat principle is at stake. We are
' .Ai4ffni4 nrtlKnrr Vffff Allt frk tllA Ut-
most of. our ability that principle. Your
assistance, either in influence or money,
1i flnnreciated. -You say the -North
m jrVllnir tn donate. How much will
iliA WnTpn of. the North place in the
hand cf &a Executive Committee -for
the carryingoaof a State Government?
, Will . ths Reader, who seems so ready .to
denounce the action of, the Executive
Committee, take th& tore-trom m insu
tntitior a collection xf funds for our ben
efit ? Until then let ttere be no alarum
'sounded, especially if it is in derogation
2Tew-"Stata ' Ticket.' "
. The correspondence given below in
dicates that Wm. Y. Roberts, Esq. does
not svmDathize verv full r in th rr. nM.
s f - J
ment of certain disaffected politicians to
Set up a new ticket for the forthcoming
; We learn that Judge Wakefield has
been nominated as a candidate for the
supreme bench by the same faction,
with Judge Johnston and G. W. Smith,
Esq. E C. K. Garvey is the nominee
for Treasurer, and Elliot of the Free
State for State Printer ; in short we be -
lieve nearly th whole, board of disap-i
pointed political aspirants have been
looked after on th,'s tiVl-af f
- - iVWV Vf MUU J UibU
two or three excentions . everv nnminw.
, y v
expresses no sympathy for the move-
Lawbexce, K. T., Dec. 26th, '55.
Hox. W. Y. Roberts Dear Sir :
The undersigned, delegates to the late
Free State Nominating Convention, hear
ing that certain disaffected parties have,
in private caucus, changed the nomina
tions made by that Convention, so far as
to substitute the name of Charles Rob
inson for your own for Lieutenant Gov
ernor, and your name for his as Governor
and are now engaged in circulating
this action as the action of the legitimate
Convention, desire to know if you are
aware of these facts, and if so. whether
you approve of or will countenance such
a course. ery respecuuuy yours,
W. M. McCLURE, 7th Sen. Dis.
E.R. ZIMMERMAN, 11th" "
G. P. LOWRY, 1st " "
Lawrence, K. T., Dec. 26, '55.
Messrs. McClure, Lowry, and Zim
merman Gentlemen : Your note of
this date is to hand, and in reply I have
to say that I have heard the report to
which you refer, and that I have had no
connection or sympathy therewith ; but,
on the other hand, have opposed the
movement from beginning to end, as dis
organizing and opposed to the interests
of the Free State party of Kansas, and
shall continue to discountenance tlie
movement should it be persisted in.
Very truly, your obedient servant,
Since the above was in type we have
received the following note from' Mr.
Redpath :
Lawrence, Dec. 29, 1 855.
Editor of the Herafd of Freedom
Sib: lam authorized by Mr. J. A.
Wakefield to state that he will not ac
cept any nomination on the opposition
ticket. Mr. Parrott required me to say
in his name that he would notaccept anf
State office under any circumstances;
and Judge Johnston, also, gave the Leav
enworth delegation similar and equally
positive instructions.
We are glad to learn that Col. Lane,
also, opposes the loaves-and-fishes ticket.
He justly says that he would not consid
er himself worthy of the confidence of
the party if he failed to support the reg
ular ticket j 'and'adds, further, that the
regular ticket is not, as the disappointed
office-seekers charge, an "Abolition af
fair." The Weather.
December has been a lovely month
thus far, with the exception of three or
four days, which were cold and windy.
Snow has fallen but once this season, and
that less than half an inch, and laid on
the ground but a few hours. There has
been less wind during December this
year, than through the same period last
year. In fact the whole autumn was
probably freer of high winds than last
year, though more rain has fallen. No
vember was a portion of the time wet,
and unpleasant' for outdoor pursuits.
The above remarks were written two
weeks asro. For additional remarks see
second page.
Legal Process.
It is not true that our people agreed to
submit to the laws of the barons in their
settlement with the Governor. On the
contrary, they said in so many words,
that neither party gave any opinion as
to the validity of the enactments of the
bogus Legislature. We agreed to sub
mit to any legal process, but there is not
one man among us who believes the
enactments of that body to be legal ;
hence anything originating from the
Courts organized by the Missouri mob,
were" not effected in "the least by the
terms of the settlement.
Periodical Agents.
Messrs. Woodward & Finlet, at the
Drug Store, have received an agency for
the various Eastern periodicals, and will
be glad to receive subscriptions.
We find on our table this week Harp
er's Monthly Magazine for December,
which was kindly furnished us by this
house. They have copies for sale at 25
cents. This number is very rich with
historical and miscellaneous articles.
Social Party.
A Christmas Party of about fifty
couple, met at the Free State Hotel on
tbVevening of the 25th inst, and made
merry till morning. A supper was pre
pared by Mr. Yixce and lady, which is
seldom equalled even in the "old coun
try." We are truly glad to see our
friends enjoying themselves as well as
they do amid the numerous discourage
ments which surround them,
; '3 Rev. B. F. Haskh, Farmington,
IU-t is authorized to receive and receipt
for subscriptions to the Hexald or Fkez
pom any where in Illinois.
,6brres)0i)i)cfle& '
! Political Correspondence.
" m
Lawrexcz, Jan. 1, 55.
- Ed- Herald y Freedom : The Free
State . Convention - for the nomination of
candidates for SLat officers, was the best,
ia reSard to numbers and ability, that
has eyer been held in thU Territory, and
tlie ticket nominated represents fairly
tbf Frfe State Party of Kansas. Every
? thinS m the Convention was conducted
1 with firness and impartiality, and if the
relt of any Convention is entitled to the
. respect and aPProval of he FP il is
: ims- understand, notwitnstana
ry was well represented, (better than in
, r . .. - .
ry was wen represented, I Detter man n
aDy previous Convention, ) and that har
mony and good feeling prevailed through
out the proceedings, a certain few disap
pointed aspirants propose to bolt and get
up a new ticket, the real reason being,
that the Corx'ention did not see fit to
give him or tlfe nominations they
considered themselves entitled to. Either
the Convention did not appreciate their
relative meriis or they do not themselves.
One thing is evident; there is a mistake
Now, Mr. Editor, since there is a mis
take, (and it may be an innocent one,)
which is the best way to remedy it
true r-ree
State men, thev, of course, are willing
that a majority hall rule ; and if the ma
jority has made a mistake, as soon as that
tact is ascertained, it will most certainly
be rectified. Every true man can afford
to bide his time. But what will be the
effect of the opposite course of bolting ?
I he verv fact that a person bolts such a
convention, especially at this crisis, when
every day convinces us of the necessity of
the Free State party being united in or
der to secure a glorious triumph, shows
that he is not willing that a' maiority
should rule, and also that he serves the
party only so long as the party serves
him. Whether such a course will serve
to raise him in the estimation of the par
ty and all honorable men,' or to have a
contrary effect and "lay him out cold,"
is a question for him to decide.
Thexq loiters, I am informed, are
blowing hot and cold, according to their
listeners. To one . man, they say, the
ticket nominated is an Abolition ticket,
and lo another it is )ro-slavery, know
ing at the same time that there is not an
abolitionist or pro-slavery man, as the
terms are understood here, on the ticket.
Another cry is "Emigrant Aid Com
pany," &c, Scc. Now, 1 would like to
inform these gentlemen that this cry has
lost its charms. The Emigrant Aid Co.
is about as well Know in the country as
these bolters are, and as honorably
known also. It is barely possible their
agents are as honorable men as the per
sons who applied for an agency of this
same Emigrant Aid Company, and fail
ed to get one, and who now say that the
Company is an abolition concern know
ing they utter a falsehood whenever they
say so. The agents of that Company
as is well known are acting for some of
the best and most conservative men in
the country, Including Governors and
other State officers, not one of whom is
an abolitionist as Understood here, and
whose course is endorsed by such pa
pers as the Concord Patriot, the adminis
tration organ in New Hampshire, and
a hose agents are endorsed by some of
the highest Nebraska officials at Wash
ington. Such being the case it may be
necessary to put them right before the
country, to get the endorsement of these
bolters also, that our course may not be
1 am no defender of the Emigrant Aid
Company, or its agents, and will let them
go for what they are worth ; but it ap
pears to me that any reflection upon that
Company would come with a better
frraa fivm ntlipr mpn than snmp rf tVincn
who have volunteered to sit m judgment
upon its political soundness. I . remain
vours. JTttlUS STATE.
A Kansas Hero.
Of late weeks the name of Pat Laugh-
lin has been figuring conspicuously in
the public prints in connection with the
disturbances m Kansas. Laughlin, it
will be recollected, divulged the details
of the secret abolition movement, and by
his disclosures, brought to a crisis the
long accumulating series of grievances
and troubles. This piece of treason was
in perfect consonance with the previous
fcharacter of the traitor, of whose history
we have learned something.
Laughlin is quite a young man, not,
perhaps, more than twenty-three years
of age, and formerly resided in Scott
county, in this State. He kept a small
grocery store on the Georgetown and
Frankfort turnpike, and having, about
one year since, accumulated, borrowed
and collected all the cash possible, de
parted for unknown regions. He left his
family and friends a large indebtedness
to pay, and' by other remembrances of
that sort, caused his memory to be not
particularly blessed by the people among
whom he formerly lived. .
Thus it is the world over. Humbug
rules for the moment, and Laughlin's
experience justly merits the fame he is
receiving, as a self-sacrificing friend of
the Missourians. If he gets well paid
for his treachery in Kansas, perhaps he
will return home and satisfy his Ken
tucky friends. Louisville Kg.t Courier.
during the war ezcite-
a band of
armed rowdies from
Missouri met at . the house of Judge
Wakefield. Three of 1 them entered the
house which was oniy occaiedbyiIrs
Wakefield, her daughter, jnd children,
and after insulting a traveler who had
stopped over night, fired off a revolver,
doubtless intending to shoot the occu
pants of the bed below, , The ball pass
ed through the upper and lower floors,
within eighteen inches or two feet of the
bed. Sharp's Rifies was the pretended
object of their search, but murder,
doubtless," their true intent,. Free State"
men will revenge these, outrages. Free
man. , . . . ? . . .
irLQYe your neighbor as yourself.
"' , Kansas Pel
vre are sorry u Uknre u i v
pression in some quartans, whicV, ?
in great discouragements as to tuc j - - -of
the question now before the peob
of Kansas. The impression is widely
circulated that the various machinations
of government and its?" assistants will
probably' succeed, and' that the great
probability is that iiansas will become a
slave btate.
This impression is entirely false. It
is circulated at the South by those who
-'if..:. . "' Tr ; ?
wisn it to oe true, n is circuiateu ai
the North with different motives, by men
who would greatly, regret to have their
forebodings accomplished, and who are
entirely deceived. . :
The impression of w5ll informed per
sons in the Territory itself is wholly dif
ferent. Slave owners are moving their
people out of Kansas. The Free State
body considers usen in a position 10
make a State Constitution, and, best test
of all, Gov. Shannon? finds it necessary
to disown the remark attributed to him,
" that Kansas ought to be a Slave State."
In less than two years, we venture to
prophecy, Gqv. Shannon, if he lives,
will be a " Iree State man."
All travelers in Kansas admit that the
large majority, at the least, three out of
four of its people, intend to make it a
free State. They all see that there are
next to no slaves there. And gradually
we find, that even through the dullness
of ears which can hear little but politi
cal outcry, the truth Us making way,
which has long seemed to us self-evi
dent, that. youiiafigaL: mat ip.jshje
State without slaves." .
Every town in Kansas large enough
to have a civil government, has "Free
State " municipal authorities. Even
the town of Leavenworth, built by
Southern speculators, in defiance of law,
on Indian territory, has attracted to it
self so many Northern settlers that it
has chosen a Free State" city gov
ernment within a few weeks past.
Facts like these must make some lm-
pression. r-ven tno$e presses wnicn are
tond of announcing that "all is lost,
are obliged to notice them sometimes.
But they are met in the public'mind by
the dismayed reply, The government
is against them ! " ; And the question is
asked, "What can 30,000 settlers, do
against the government? "
This question deserves answer, be
cause it is founded on a complete misap
prehension of the position of affairs.
Even the Washington Union in its
manifesto of last Saturday, is obliged to
admit that the President has no power
to interfere in the affairs of Kansas,
more than in those, of Pennsylvania. If
a man pretending to be a sheriff were
to fail to execute a' writ in Kansas, be
cause the community refuses to acknowl
edge him as sheriff, -if he were to fail
to collect a posse because he and his
commission are despised by the people,
if he should go whining home to Gov.
Shannon and ask for assistance, if Gov.
Shannon ask the President for support,
the President's answer must be in
the words of the Union, that "he is
not empowered to employ the army for
any other than a purpose specified by
law." We shall have occasion to allude
again to this manifesto of the Union.
Within the next eighteen months the
Union will have to allude to it and to
eat the insulting words which it address
es to the State of Massachusetts. At
present it is enough to say, that it cor
rectly statesthe fact that President Pierce
is powerless in Kansas.
If Gov. Shannon had taxes to collect,
and the citizens refused to pay them, he
would have some pretext for collision.
But Kansas has no such taxes. Where
else can he pick a quarrel with his sub
jects? They will plough, reap and
build. He will ride to and fro. They
will call their own elections, make their
own Constitution, elect their own mem
ber of Congress. How can he thwart
them? With a continuance of manly
and united firmness which has thus far
marked the counsels of the freemen of
Kansss, Gov. Shannon becomes a mere
looker on upon theirgrowth, and cannot
hurt nor hinder.
The point where most danger has been
dreaded was in the issue of such quar
rels as that which put Mr. McCrea in
prison, ne too tne me oi a man namea
Clark in self-defence, in a quarrel about
slavery. He was -an abolitionist. He
was imprisoned in Leavenworth, the one
"Shve State" town ; as it was thought to
be of the Territory. - President Pierce's
Jude refused to let the counsel selected
by the prisoner appear. . He over-ruled
every motion made for him. He select
ed nineteen grand-jurors without telling
by what rule he chose them. He gave
them a foreman known to belong to the
Stringfellow and Atchison outrages.
The jury retired, received secret instruc
tions from an officer appointed by the
Uourt, and then, attor discussion, lorcea
their foreman to lead them into Court,
and make this report :
"They can't agree three are for mur
der, five for manslaughter, and eleven
against finding any: bill."
The fact is that the entire drift of sen
timent in Kansas is one way. Poor men
and working men,- coming there from
north or south, have no desire to see
slavery establishedaround or above them.
Their sentiment may be no higher than a
wish expressed with an oath, that "there
may be no niggers near 'them," none
the less is it an anti-slavery sentiment.
And thus the principle of squatter sov
ereignty, destructive as it is of order,
comfort and peace, to new born -territories,
becomes, what Mr, Douglas never
meant, nor Gen. Cass, when he invented
it, a principle friendly to freedom. , For
there is a power rnthe affairs i of Kansas
which: knows ho '0 bring good out of
evu. , . : -:
The mock Legislature of Kansas, well
aware that it would never meet again,
appointed officers for six years, and ad
journed till September. 1 S56. No better
t : . .UftL -.--I-. 1 - it.
eviaence couia; ov -asseaoi ice view
which they took of; ther own authority.
Of the view whkh the people take of it,
a good illustration. among a thousand," is
in the reception f tie ''gag law" passed
by that caucus. 'If wa to go into effect
on the J 5th of lasttSepnar.---5o4oa
,i u expedite ;
i x '; v . vJ?uw annually, ior nu years, ; j; jcst opening . eii new and cummodi
i ior this purpose, to be expended under ous Sales K'oom, the largest and best selected
thft onniml rF tK SJtota rYtTiwivatiAn SU-
. . , .w.iw -
Ciety. '
j ' . . . T" ': !T .
j Mic icuiai uuciuvndic
ir '
of spurious ones.
Home Mntnd Fire and Marine Insurance
Company, of St. Lonis. -
THIS Company proposes to take lists npoa
buildings and 1-ersonal property in Kansas
.territory, upon the most favorable terms. Ap
ptfeatlons for Insurance taken 6y G.'W. & IV.
HUTCHINSON & CO., Lawrence. TLey have
the general agencv for the Territory.
" T.L. SALISBURY, See'y.
St. Lonis, Dec. 20, 1S55. 45 tf
New Grocery Store !
"VfHE rabscriber has added to his former
1 stock of Provisions, a supply of nearly all
kin is of Groceries, which ara offered cheap for
cash, or produce Y all kinds.
' WASTtn White Beans, Butter, Pork, Lard,
Cheese, Xggs, Potatoes, &c.
Lawrence, Dec. SO.-tf 19 Massachusctts-st.
LL persons are hereby notified that as soon
Lawrence, Dec. 29, 1S55. 46-8m
Take Notice,
THAT I did, on the 18th dav of Dee., 1835,
take the Claim abandoned W Martin Ad-
amsjj-jorning the Claim ef H. JI. vyttermau on
tue east, two miies west ot L.awrenoe. l ins is
te caution all persons from tresspassing upon
said Claim . as I intend to entar the fame at
lha proper time. E. S. SCUDDEK.
Dee. -11, lfcoa. 2m
TWO NAGS, a horse and mare, broke their
bridles, on the opposite side of the river
from Lawrence, on Saturday nnht. and ttraved
off. Both were iron grays the mare the lar
ger of the two. One of them probably has a
bridle on. Any parson taking up said horses,
ind delivering them to Dr. Cutler, at Doniphan,
jv. a., win ue uoerauy rewaruea. ib-ow
S. Whitehcrn.
ALL calls attended to promptly. !urgioai
cases will receive special atlention. Drugs
and medicines for domettic use. Oliioe. Man
hattan, K. T. "dec. 22-ly
THE SECOND VOLUME of this advocate
of Freedom in Kansas will be commenced
in January, 1855, and will continue the un
ilinching defender of the right as formerly.
Complimentary notices from over fifteen hun
dred exchanges, the unanimous approval of its
numerous readers, the urgent solicitation of
friends, and the great want of 6nch a journal,
have been the inducinff causes to prompt to the
continuance of its publication through another
Volume. The Publishers are cheered with the
hope, that as the commercial embarrassments of
tne country have measurably subsided, and as
the interest in Kansas' news has continued to
increase until it has become the great exciting
topic of conversation in all the departments of
lite, they will be better sustained than hereto
fore in forwarding a work so eminently neces
sary in ihe making of Kansas a Free State.
They are conscious that the local and metro
politan press are devoting much space to the
elucidation of Kansas affairs ; and yet it will
be borne in mind that such information thus
given to the public through those journals, in
most instances, is first gleaned from therolnmns
of the Territorial papers. Strike the latter
from existence, and the intelligence imparted
by eastern journals would bo meagre and near
ly valueless.
Tub Herald or Freedom is a large, first
class weekly journal, independent on all sub
jects, the organ of no party, nor clique, .filled
almost exclusively with original matter, arid
every column devoted either to the Freedom of
Kansas, its History, Geography, or Gology :
with articles on the soil; climate, face and
salubrity of the country ; its politics, religion,
morality, eduticn and future prospects.
To the Piosier, the paper will be invaluable,
as it will develop the lesources of the Territory,
and point out desirable locations for settlement,
with information as regards tl e different routes
to Kansas ; the distance and cost of travel, and
the various articles he should bring with him
to his new home.
To the Politician and Philanthropist who
wish to keep fully advised in regard to the po
litical and social movements of the country,
the Herald or Freedom will always he a wel
come visitor.
To the Settler rv Kansas who wishes to set
intelligently, and who desires to be advised with
the movements of politics, and keep thoroughly
posted with passing events, the Herald of
Freedom will be indispensable.
Terms Two Dollars a year, inrarially in
advance, or six months for one dollar. Ciubs
of ten copies to one address, without any dis
count for Commissions, for fifteen dollars. Cur
rent notes on eastern banks received at pa", and
moneys mailed in the presence of postmasters
and properly registered may be sent at our
risk. Be careful in all cases to give the nam
"f the tvlecriber. and the address of the pott-
ojice. County and State, in a legible hand.
gg agents are waniea in eur w u iu iu
Unittd States to procure subscribers, to whom
a commission of twenty-five per cent, will be
paid. Postmasters and editors are authorised to
act as agents. G. W. BROWN & CO.
Lawrence, Kansas Territory.
To Holders of Stock in Council City.
THE last drawing of Lots in Council City will
be bftld on Wednesday. January 2d, 1856.
Stockholders who have not yet drawn, will
please forward their certificates without delay
to Mr. J.M. Winehell, Managing Director, or
to the undersigned, at Council City. Persons
J resenting certificates for undrawn stock after
anuary 2d, and previous to February lsl, 1S55,
will receive sucn iota as tne ijocai ioara oi
Trustees may designate. After February 1st,
1855, no certificates will be received.
ijy Uraer oi joubcu ohv joara oi irusiees.
. W. N. HAVEN, Cor. Sec.
Council City, Dec. 15, '55. St ,
TTo. 63 Ziootust street,
Wholesale dealer in the celebrated improved
Little Giant Corn and Cobb Hill,
and exclusive agent for their sale in the West.
SG. W. BEOWN,of the Herald rf Free
dom. Lawrence City, K. T., is authorized to re
ceive orders for the above firm.
Several Mills are subject to Mr. B.'s order in
the warehouse at Kansas City, Mo., for sale.
Xo. 2. grinding 10 bushels of corn per hour with
one horse, pried $10. and charee for freight,
dbe.. this side of St. Louis : No. -5, i50. with cost
of freight. &c ; No. I. $50, with additions of
freight. The latter, with two horses, will grind
20 bushels per hour. No additional gearing re
quired. - -
Lawrence, Doc, 1 5, '$5.
K Eemoval.
TT A. HANCOCK would take this method of
XI notifying the people of Lawrence and vi
cinity that he Las removedliia stock of Chain to
the old Pioneer Boardin? House, formerly occu-
pied,by Capt. Toms, where he will be found for
the present, and offers them for sale at as low
rates as can be found elsewhere. People who are
about furnishing their houses would do well to
call, as he is receivingnew additions. Also Enr-
nitttre ana Aiaca-a&ses mada to ordr. ,
, , Lsternce, Oct, 27,18a3i - , V
il as the land oinee is opened, I shall pre-empt
the N. W. quarter of section 28. R 19, sec. 12 s.
Said claim I took on ihe 20th dar of March
lOCS i owus ever uu uiiv,
gaiefcnd retail trade ; and vLiie tbey aeknowl
their blisations to the public for past fa-
I Tors, they would resrectfnllf write them to no-
- nee ineir eAinsie iiuuca uum, jvi
: ranuahin? everyt'unr the ..western trad le-
l.:" J o-w v. .r,
a very flattering , . ,
witn interior town., andean warrant their goods
at lower prices than can be fcuud at any store
KOkUl Ch iiUUUt US'J iii.-i. i. iivik iuv(i
hare fiUed erders for country trado they have
been gratified to know tuit belter satii-fuction
has been given than by roin? to the States to
purchase. It is especially m tbe Prv Goods de
partment tliat tney proxni.se f,rtai oargatJit. as
thev purchase at the East, and require lut on
tmOltTaU prtft added to the. criminal cost. "
Tbcir neighbors who wkht6 stridy economy
and save their money, would do weH to call and
examine their piles of -
12 A GES, Cashmeres with trimmings to mate?
gloves and hosiery, cravats. Napoleon ties, white
cambrics, lawns and muslins, colored cambrics
and silieiaa, jeans, cotton and woolen knitng
yarn, saddler's silk, bleached cottons, drillings,
denims, sheetings and flannel of all kinds.
SUGARS of all grades and prices, from 11
to 15 cents ; eyrup and molasses, coffee, spices
ground and unground. lard. fi-h, linseed, iard
and neats-foot oil. white and red lead, turpen
tine and paints, window glass, nails, hardware,
crockery, glass, stone, wooden and tin wares ;
120X. round and square, at wholesale.
ING GOODS of all descriptions ; doors, ash
glazed and unglazed, carpets, raattrasse.
HATS, CAPS AND FURS ot every qual
ity and color ; boots and shoes adapted to the
western trade.
raartmcales, saddle-bags, horse blankets, straps
of manv kinds, buckles, spurs.
boxes, cards, portfolios, paper hangings, looking
glasses. ' ' '
YANKEE NOTIONS oi over ahtfiadred va
rieties, to please both the old and young, with
numerous other tilings that cannot well be de
scribed. They have also commenced the Merchant
Tailoring BcsixEts, and besides their fine
stock of broadcloths, doe skins, cassimeres.
votings and tailor's trimmings, they have at all
times the largest stock of
for gent's, youth, and boy's, ever opened in
PR 0 VISIONS rf all UnJ Sweet and Irish
potatoes, apples, butter, cheese, eggs, honey,
fcc, tfec constantly on hand, with many other
things tedious to mention making in all a stock
of about
$30,000 worth of Good3
that must be sold low Foa Cash only.
No. 18 lfa4sa:hjttii Strut.
Lawrence, JJov. 17, l&bo.
A FINE selection of School and Miscellaneous
Books are kept for sale at the olfice of the
L'vrald (if Freedtfn, among which are The Hero
ines of History, Heroines of the Crusades, Fox's
Book of Martyrs, Perilous Adventures of Trav
elers, Farm and Fireside, Cruise in the Mediter
ranean, Hurry Graphs, People 1 Have Met,liural
Letters, Fun Jottings, Autographs for Freedom,
Great Cities of the World, Frank Freeman's Bar
ber Shop, Mirror of the Soul, Antiquities of
Western New York, Signers of the Declaration,
Armv of the United States, Geographical Histo
ry of' New York, Pocket and quarto Bibles, fcc.
Also, a large supply of Toy Books for children.
W e have also a very superior urticie ot rools-
La wrench. Feb. 3, lSaii. tf
New Store in Lawrence.
W. & C. DuNCAN have ofeued an en tiro
new stock of Goods in their new concrete
building on Massachusetts street, consisting of
the usual variety of Dry Goods, wrocenes, Hard
wares, sc, which tliey are otIor;ng tor sale at
fair prices. Having embarked in the business
with the view of continuing in it permanently,
and having bought their goods for ready cash
and established but one price for every class of
customers they feel confident they can do as well
by their customers as can bo done by any other
house in the city, and make it far more advan
tageous to those wishing to make large pur
chases than they can do at any place between
this and St. Louis. We invite the public to give
us a call and examine our stock and prices, and
we are confident they will not go away dissatis
On Price Store, Lawren4, Nov. 10, '55.
Warren's Fire and Water Proof
Office No. 11, over Post Office, St. Louis, ITo.
THE undersigned Manufacturers and Dealers
in Warren's Fire and Water Proof Composi
tion Roofinsr. have been extensively emrnsred in
the manufacture of the above Roofs in St. Louis,
about seven years, during which tima we have
had our Boots tested under every variety of cir
cumstances, and confidently offer it to the public
as a mode of Roofing unobjectionable in every
important particular, while it combines in a
greatcrdegree than any other Roof in use the val
uable requisites of cheapness, durability, and se
curity egainst fire and water.
aiateruus ior saie, whd cureciions ior use.
C. M. & II. M. WARREN.
April i, 1S55.
t Tecnmseh Hotel.
THIS large Hitl. containing sixteen gooa
sized, well finished and comfortably fur
nished rooms, is now ready for public accommo
dation. Stables and other conveniences on the
premises. Public patron aire is invited. Rooms
and accommodations furnished lor publie meet
ings, conventions, courts. fce.
Tecumseii is suuaiea xy mucs west oi est
port, twenty miles west of "Lawrence, f. fty-fonr
mil w. . w. nf Tavcnworth. sixty miles e. n.
e. of Council Grove, sixty miles south of Nebras
ka boundary, sixty nulus north of bac and x ox
Ladv and centlemen travelers may rely upon
obtaining good accommodations and jsood far.
Tecumsea, K. T., Aug. 25, lb5o. tl.
Lawrence Lodge under Dispensationa
A. F. A. M.
HOLDS its regular communications at their
hall cn Friday evening before the full
moon in each month-
Wiixiax H. K, Ltkins, Secy.
iMirortnety K. T.Aot. 10, 1S5j. .
Workmen Wanted.
MECHANICS and day-laborers are wanted to
prosecute the improvements being made
in Council City. Capitalists are also advised
that th:s is a point wortrv their attention, x ne
town siie is finely located in the midst of a fertile
and beautiful region, abounding in stone, timber
andcoaL Atr-ply at the ofhee of the Board oi
Trustees, in Council City, or 'to Lotan Smith,
American Hotel, Kansas Citv. Bv order of the
Eoard. M. n. ROSE, Sec'y.
Council City, Oct. 27, ?558fc
Westport, Ho.,
DEALERS in' Drugs, Medkines, Chemicals,
Perfumery, Fancy Articles, Brushes-, Glass
ware, Paint, Oils, Varnishes. Dye Stuffs, and all
kinds of genuine and jopnlar Patent Medicines.
Assortment very extensive and complete whole
sale and retail at the lowest prices. All articles
warranted pure.
They also keep & Tanery of .Miscellaneous and
School Books, btationery. Envelopes, Not Pa
per. Mottoes. Steel Pens. &c.,&e. - - - 4
rw i ies : it i .
G. P. Lowrey.
ATTORNEY AT LAW, and General
A rent, Lawrence, K T.
References : Hon. Andrew II. Eeeder. Gen.
S. C. Pomrov, Lawrence ; Wm. C. Bryant. Esij.,
New York titv; Hon. Asa Packer, Mauch Chunk
Pa- J Hon. Wilber Curtis, Gt. Barrington, Mas.
Ketice. - -
THE Partnership existing between Learned &
Grimed was dlsaivod by rxsctnal consent on
the 22d of September last. All account and
bills will.be settled by Henry Learned, who will
continue in the business.
1 :XJXsi:t:iiiBie Opened. C
rJIEisuti.iibt-fs are happy to inform the cit-
x.' m-Ti5 oi hi&, ana ouier para oi iuc cr
tory," that, to meet the orgenS demands: or the
community , they Lave t ucceeded in procuring
abuildinj'in which to open "their stock, until
the new i)tns Stwre completed and are now
prepared to "oS'er in the building opposite the
post bllice, Main Street, Lawrence, the largest
and best assorted stock of
Book3, Stationery and Fancy Articles
ever brought into this Territory all of which
have been carefully selected with particular ref
erence to the wants of this community.
We also keep a choice supply of the best and
purest qualities of Wines, .Brandies, &c, Jtr
medicinal purpose only.
We would particularly call the attention of
Physicians, Families and Dealers to our full sup- .
ply of Drugs and Medicines, warranted pure
and unadulterated; and would nt to all
the propriety of supplying their wants in this
line at home (instead or" from a neighboring
State.) ttpecialiy ir.h-rn tkry ra da toon letter
Un,i. WOODWARD & FiNLtii.
Lawrence, Nov. 24, IS 55. tf.
tail, as cheap as ever, in spite of their scar
city, at the Drug Store of
PATENT MEDICINES.All the best-aad
most popular ones of the day, for eale by
. iriirnnt lUU V- VIVf rv
PAINTS. An extensive supply of Taints and
Varnishes of all description. Also Hr-
OILS. Linseed, Olive, Castor, Lard, Tan
ner's, and Neatsfbot Oil, for sale by
WINDOW GLASS. From 8 by 10 to 2) by
24 : for sale by
SPICES of ail kindi.Tpwa,Sga &xui Pearl.
Darley, at tlw Drns Store of .
BOOKS. A select assortment of the UUit
publications. Novels fce.. for sale bv
QTATI0NERY. A complete assortment cf all
varieties of Paper, Pens, Pencils, Inks, En
velopes, Memorandum Books, Diaries for 1S5J,
fcc. &c, for sale cheap bv
PERFUMERIES. The ladies are invited to
call and examine our stock of Perfumery
and Fancy Article.
INRUSHES Of all sorts and size, by
y Nov. 'J4. WOODWARD fc FlNLEY.
OTANIC MEDICINES. An extensive aa-
i crtrfnrntnf Ilfirlm. Lfuves and Roots, from
the "Shaker's Gardens for s:Ue by
Nov. 24. WOUD WARD &t . FINLEY.
lam Claims' for Sale.
I have several very superior FARM CLAIMS
left with me for sale, to which I invite the at
tention of those desiring improved lands in
Kansas. Two claims are situated contiguous to
each other, and should be purchased by different
individuals who are connevU-d in business. One
is all timber, the other all prairie. There u a
double log house and forty acre under good
fence on one of the claims.
Another claim four miles from Lawrence, and
same distan.-c from Lecompton. House on claim
and about 15 avrcs planted.
Also a c laim throe mik-s from Lawrence, nearly
covered with timber suitable for sawing purpo
ses. Log cabin and thirteen acres unir good
rail fence on premises.
The above, with several other choice claims,
will be Tainted out to those desiring improved
lands in Kansas.
tT" Persons having claims to sell, as well as
thoW desiring to buy, should call on me at the
Herald or Freedom Office.
Lawrence, Sept. 80, '55.
, James "Christian,'
i Lawrence, Kansas Territory, will attend
promptly to all business entrusted to hiscare, in
the various Courts of the Territory. Having an
experience of some years as a lawyer i a the South
and West, and being familiar with the Pre
emption laws, lie flatters himself that ho can
rive entire satisfaction to all who may faror
him with their patronage in obtaining pre-emption
to lands, collection of debts, and in getting
redref.s for bloody noses.
Reference may be bad to Silas Price & Co.,
Hamilton Finney, Clerk of Circuit Court, Hon.
John Cummins, Judgeof County Court, and K.
L. Y. Ptvton, Esq., JIarrisonvilic, Mo.; Samuel
Pike, and James C. Walker, Esqw., Blooming
ton, Illinois; Hon William Norveil, Joel How
ard, E-q., Carlise, Ky., William Tesh, Esq., and
John Dan vcr, Esq., Allegheny City, Pa.
Aug. 11,1855.
A Han and Woman Wanted,
TO assist in a hotel durins the winter. The
former to cut and draw wood, see to stock,
and make hiinelf generally useful ; the latter
to do housework, sewing, washing. fec. A suit
able couple will find a good comfortable home
for the winter." Apply immediately at the Ta
ccvseh Hotel.
TecvmteU, Nun. 10, 155.
LL persons arc hereby notified that I have
taken the claim lvinjreast of the claim now
occupied by Edward Clark. Attorney at L.aw,
and caused a house to be built on said claim.
All persons are cautioned against making im
provements on said claim, or paying any mon
eys that may accrue from the us of the house ou
said claim, as I intend to pre-empt sai l claim,
and sue for all moneys arising from the hire of
said house or claim. J. IL SUMMONS.
Lawrenoe, Aug. 11, 1S55. ,
THE subscriber having purchased and erect
ed a Littlb Giast Cork Mitt," at his
place half a mile south of Blanton's Bridge, is
prepared to griRd corn in the car. for stock fee I.
Alo Meal and Hominy for family use.
f" All orders attended to at short notice, on
reasonable term. J AS. B. ABBOTT.
Bhmton,Nov. 24, '55. tf. .
' Partridge & Co.,
sion and Forwarding Merchants. No. S4
North Second-st-, St. Louis, Mo., will make lib
eral cab advances on consignments 01 proauw,
for saJa in St. Louis, New U rleans, New York
and Boston.
St. Louis, Oct. 2755. ly. .
To Fanny Fern's 1,000,000 Headers
pleasure of announcing that we Lave in
press, and shall publish about the first of De
cember, anew work of fiction, entitled ROSE
CLARK, A Eoxascr Bt taxst Fkw. T1o
last work, and first continous tale of that facina
ting authoress, "Rath HalL," achieved a saxes
unexaraplcdin the annals of letters. Inthelan
gusge of a leading periodical, it' "created
more profound sensation than any which has
been, issued during qnarter of a century .
Bat it is nnnecessary to-allude to the merits of '
"Roth HalL Jadgicg fron the- number
copias of it we have sold, we judge that every
body in the United Sutss has resl it. As- re
spects the work we have 'now ia press. Rose
Clark, we can only say that we regard U as,
every respect, a greater, better work ; and ar
confident it will not onlj sustain, but even in
crease the reputation of its distinguished author
ess V.re have reasons for thinking Bce Clark '
will make a greater sensation, than did ''Ruth
Hall." . ?
' It will form an elegant 12mo volume of over
40.3 Dae-;. Tree tl.25. en receipt of which
copies will be snt by mail, post-paid. "It will
be for sale by all booksellers. '
23?" Any newsrapsr giving this advertise-
meat three insertions, and sending cs a copy of
paper, with advertlftsment marked, will receive
an ad vane copy of the work, bv mail, post-psid
Pubiiahed by - MASON liiOTUERS, New
York. . Dec. 1, 1S53,
pi-p just anu jyiy

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