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6. W. BROWN, Editor.
Laurence, Satui day, Blar. 1, 1856. Terns $2 CC per Year, in AdTance. New Line of Policy. j ing us in an unpleasant position even in When we ccxr rrenced the publication ; Europe, or God's sake, spike that can of the Herald of Freedom in Kansas, up-1 non !" wards of a y ar ago, we were charged by What is the response ? A faction say: areitain class of politicians and editors j " We see the injury it is doing, and it it beirg neutral or conservative on shall be stopped. If it cannot be done the FWrr niiMiW.ii " WV hare mirsued one way it shall another. The Captain ll rf-ren ter.orof turway, "kept right shall be waited upon by a committee, '.ii," and the remit is, oi'eof those jour- 'and if he will not promise tosilencehisgun, wlHs now brasting of being "conserv-j we will call a public meeting, and ask stive," whilst thofe who were acting him to do so through that .body. If he with it a rear ago are denouncing us ' must shoot, let him shoot into the air. vu.lently w'ith beii'g fanatical on the j He U11 not continue his firing upon the f la very question. We are not conscious . enemy." of any change on cur fart. Looking That faction have learned their tactics back through the whole period of our j in a different camp from us. Our poll er nrcction with the press, we cannot ob- cy is to continue the war until a perma eive a single change in our political j nent peace is agreed upon. We have no course or feeling. If we have expressed - idea of allowing the enemy to silence a ourself more strongly at one time than at mother, we have felt" compelled to do so because the surrounding circumstances eeomed to dt-mnnd it. Our paper is the organ of no party or their menaces and cease their threaten , fave ourself. No person is re- ing attitude then will be time to point person sponsible for a single tl ought or word xpref scd by us, ai.d so we wish all the world to understand. We always have and" always expect to publish an in dependent journal, and when we cease to be able to do this we shall abandon the business, and engage in some other pur suit wheie we shall net be enslaved. Our opinions aieour own. Those wish ing tht m can hare them, as expressed in our journal, at 62 a year. Those not wanting them are desired to seek some other ir.aiket,and buy a different com modity. Those who ate finding fault with the tote of the Herald of Freedom are not its ratrens, and most of them never were. If tLcy Lave read the paper at all, it has been in the character of borrowers. Such persons, all men know, are not qualified to foin: a conect opinion of aty paper; and for us to charge the tone or charac ter of curs to suit the caprice of such per- tons.wculd he showing a subserviency to the demands of insolence which we shall never submit to. Besides this, wo have r.o political weather cock by which to thape our couise. The motto of our Couiuer in Pennsylvania was, " ri1frca Int to Treth, to Liberty and Lav. 2io Jatur swaya cs, and no timi shall awe.r Practically, that is and shall be our n:otto in Kan? as. That which we op pose we shall denounce ; that "which meets our approbation will me'et with corrroendation, and this whether one n an or all the woild differ from us.- Thfreastern press has uuiversally com meuded ourcourse, as have our subscrib ers. Every letter from different sections of the country, in bringing renewals of subscriptions, have spoken in the high est terms of approbation. Not this alone. Look at our receipts for the paper. What do they prove ? While other papers, pur tuimg a different rolicy.r.re hardlv able to keep af oat, the Herald of Freedom, which for a time was borne down by their calumnies, is now beginning to live. The indications are, that it will be glori ously sustained the coming year. That the slavery propaganda in Mis souri are dissatisfied w ith the tone of the paper, we are well aware. That they are laboring to pnjudiceFree State men pgamst it, is also true. They have even urged that it was the duty of the Free State party to destroy it, urging that this is the cause of all the present troubles in Kansas. The Industrial Luminary was a bad sheet. Popular opiuion was man ufactured against it, aud it was submerg ed in the Mksouri. The Territorial Begister, which never dared breathe a whisper against slavery, was in the way of the Bumans. It met the fate of the Luminary. The Herald of Freedom is in their way. They decreed at the fcl.aw nee Mission that it should not say certain things, thinking thereby to en slave it. It continued its course, and bid them defiance. They came with an army from Missouri on two occasions, each time swearing before heaven that the press should be destroyed and the editor hung. Both are yet active in de face of the Bight. Silente that cannon there. It is do ing usmore mischief than all other weap ons combined." An army is sent out to destroy it, but return and report that Uiey were, unable to do so. A second army is sent out, partially charged with that task. They return without succeed ing, and another line of policy is marked out tar its destruction. The press com mence their anathemas, and individuals join in the chorus. They say : "That old rusty gua there of yours, which lias been charging bome""upon us, is doing you more harm than good. It is keeping up an irritation, and greatly prejudicing your cause. If you will silence that gun we will treat with you ; but now its thun ders are heard all over the Union. The President hears it, -and staggers in his course. Member- of Congress hear it, and are rushing to your aid. Governors of buies hear it, and are urging your claims before their respective Legisla tures. The people hear it, and are con tributing their wealth, and preparing to send their young men, and come them e elves to aid you. The truth is, the I booming of that old gun has set the na tion on fire, and its reverberations are al- ready crossing the Atlantic, and present- single gun while they continue prepara tions for war. 4 When they abandon the field ; when they give indications of a permanent poac ; when they withdraw that cannon in another direction. Until then, it will continue thundering from thecitidal of Freedom until the last ene my is destroyed. If its direction is changed for a moment it will be to fire upon new enemies, wheu it will immedi ately turn back to its original position. That old cannon has a close resem blance, in our opinion, to the Herald of Freedom. By industry and consistency it has earned for itself a name and posi tion which the best newspaper in the country would be proud of. The at tempts of demagogues to change its pol icy will ultimate in their destruction, and in placing the Herald on a firmer basis than we in our most enthusiastic dreams dared hope for. Kansas Scrip at Par. It affords us j leasure to state that meas ures have been perfected, by which our Kansas scrip is worih one hundred cents on the dollar, and is received at that rate in payment for atty kind of goods, groceries, provisions, kc, at the store of G. W. & V. Hutchinson & Co., in this city. I hey are authorized to buy up 15,000 at present, but probably will be authorized soon to purchase an addition al amount. In no case will they receive more than $25 issued to any-single indi vidual, under the present arrangements There is about 14,000 in the market and every dollar is as good as so much gold, and will be redeemed as fast as funds can be forwarded from the East It is worth fifteen per cent, more in the market than Missouri State stock. We are indebted to the kindness and liberality of our friends in the East North and West for this happy arrange ment, by which our people will be some what relieved of their pecuniary embar rassments. The following extract, from the Minnesota Daily Times, of the 29th ult., shows how the thinj; is done. The Border Buffians will ascribe it to the op erations of the Emigrant Aid Companies but the people of Kansas should know that it is the voluntary offering of true hearts which beat iu unison with ours, and is but a faint shadowingof what they will do if necessity demands it. Besides this, it furnishes a fit reply to the fault finding of certain cynics whoTiave all along claimed that the lovers of Freedom could feel anywhere else for our relief, save in their pockets. But to the re marks in the Times : "Judge Schuyler, of Kansas, recently delivered a speech in Chicago, giving a full account of matters in that Territory. At the conclusion of his speech, he re marked that the Free State men had suf fered much, and were in need of material aid. For the purpose of procuring this aid, Kansas scrip had been issued. He had scarcely taken his seat, T?hen up wards of "82,000 of the paper was taken up by those present, and committees were appointed to canvass each ward in the city, and induce the citizens to extend a helping hand to those now battling for Freedom in Kansas. We feel sure tliat if the scrip was offered in this city,thous andsof dollars would readily be raised. For ourself we will take one hundred dol lars, and we know of others who will take an equal sum. Send on your com: mittee, gentlemen Minnesota is ready to do her share in the great struggle for the right" Donatibn of Files. Donations are frequently solicited of files of the Hkraip of F&exdou for li braries, literary societies, reading rooms, &c. , If the paper paid its own expenses, we should feel free to 'make occasional donations in this shape, but as it is, until it is established on a permanent basis, with means to pay its own expenses, we shall furnish no person, or body of men, rapie gratuitously ; for: any length of time. Besides, it has occurred to us that, as a general thing, it would seem that a collection of several individuals can better afford to pay the small price of subscription, than we can afford to give it to them. The idea, of donating tiles of a paper to parties, is more agree able to the receiver than to the donor, provided the latter is embarrassed pecu niarily on account of expenses incurred in publishing such files. Efeontery Unparalleled! - It is astonishing to what depths oi degradation a party can go to sustain a course ! By unanimous consent those j J...aUJu Ifiocnnn trlnn hlVP. ltl- vaded our Territory, and driven our peo- t va nA .cmn,J nd ex- to jc " ercised the rights of electors, have oeen branded as Border Kumans. they came on the 1st of December last, Jti onl fosnUtion in their T , ! ... . ..... . the civilized world joined m connrmni5 the title, which, by a course of infa- my, they had richly earned. ingress, m wnicn lie miiaiy cniues i those from bordering States, who had interfered with our elective franchise, I and threatening to use the forces of the United States to prevent further vielence. m, , T i . ine people oi jacKsonr county, juo., who have been principal actors in all these invasions into Kansas, who have seemed to vie with those of-Platte coun ty, to see which could go the farthest in n C- .nin. tltnii. r ci i I it c nnAn us on1 CUiVIillif UIEI1 lUJHIUHUUO UUVU uuu 1 O r I v ;r w i,w , . . . e 4, m , 4. vasion of the Territory, held a meeting , , rr rT i at the Court House of Jackson county, .,,,'- j j m maepenaence, a iew uays ago, auu lormed an Association, me oDject oi which is to raise funds to pay pro-slavery nr pnminff nnil KPr.t.iinnr in Kiin.VLS. nd to buv lands for them when it 8baii mm into market. We cannot do better J I than to copy their articles at len-th, as it will he valuable for future reference. We ponv as follows 1 ""IV " xvrncius lor me vjoveruuieut oi uia xvau- i i i e r i r t. ir t,. . ... r t i I County. Missouri. Adopted on the ICth of February, 1856. 4 - A 1. This association shall be known and styled the "Kansas Pioneer Asso- tion 2. The object shall be to forward, en courage and assist, actual pro-slavary emigration to the Territory of Aansas, by assisting suitable persons, who may need suck aid, in removing into and sub- 8isting in the Territory, and guaranteeing to them the means needful to purchase and pay for their land when it shall cemeinto market; and by such other means as shall be strictly within the objects of the Association. 3. The stock shall be taken by volun- tary subscription, to be taken and paid for by members m shares of twenty dot- larseacn; and me suoscrioing ana pay- mg for one share shall constitute the subscriber a member. Said stock shall not be assignable or -transferable except followi resolutions, which were unanU upon the books of the Society, and by T , 4 . the consent of the Directory. Volunta- muusIV adopted : ry subscriptions of less amount than 820 Whereas, Information having been will be received, but will not entitle the received through the public papers, that contributor to membership. ths President of the United States had 4. As soon as the sum of two thou- received information that armed organ i sand dollars is subscribed, the stockhold- zations had been raised in the Territory ers shall hold a meeting to elect a Direc- of Kansas, and without the Territory in tory to manage the affairs of the compa the neighboring States, for the purpose of ny in accordance with the terms and resisting the laws of the Territory, clear objects of the Association : and until ly implying that the border counties of such Directory is appointed, Wm. L. the State of Missouri contemplated such Stone, John Wilson, A. G. Garrison, armed resistance, and has issued a proc AllenMcGee and Jacob Stonestreet, are lamation based thereon; authorized to act as Directors, and take m Resolved, At a mass-meeting of the charge of all subscriptions made. citizens of Jackson county, State of Mis- 5. In all elections for a Directory, souri, held at the city of Independence each share of stock subscribed shall en- on the 18th day of February, 1856, that title a stockholder to one vote; and as no such armed resistance to the laws votes may be cast in person or by proxy. f the Territory of Kausas, as stated in 6. The Directory shall appoint a the proclamation of the President, is, or President out of their own number, and .ever was contemplated by the citizens of shall also appoint a Treasurer and Secre- Jackson county; nor do they believe tary. uiai any sucn armea resistance ever was - 7. The Treasurer shall hold all the contemplated by any portion of the citi funds of the Society paid in, and shall zens of any county in the State of Mis only pay the same out on the order of soun. the Secretary, countersigned by the Resolved, That we believe that said President of the Board. proclamation was founded upon testimo- 8. The Secretary shall keep the books nJ of the abolition fanatics of the Terri of the Society, and a full record shall be tor7 and not upon the information of the kept therein of all transactions of the law abiding portion of its citizens, wheth Company, and the books shall at all times er of the North or South. be subject to the inspection of the stock- Resolved, That the citizens of Jack holders, son county, lying upon the border 9. The stockholders shall, when called of Kansas Territory, ever have been law on by order of the Directory, pay over abiding, as its history will show for the to the Directory, or other person appoint- last thirty years. ed to collect the same, any sum assessed Resolved, That we offer to the Presi- by the Directory, not, however, to ex- dent our assistance in suppressing any ceed 25 per cent, in any one quarter of a armed resistance to the laws of Kansas year, and upon any stockholder failing to Territory, whether it be from the North pay on such call, he shall forfeit to the or South. Society any sum he may have already Resolved, That we call upon all the paid. counties of the State to express their sen- 10. There shall be one annual meeting timents in regard to such proclamation, of the stockholders on the 1st Monday Resolved, That the Secretary of this in January in each year, at which time meeting forward a copy of these resolu to elect Directors; and the Directory tions to the President of the United States of the Company shall hold their offices signed by the Chairman and the Secre until their successors are elected and tary. qualified. - . On motion the meeting adjourned un it. The Directors shall hold at least til the first Monday in March, two annual meetings, on the lstof Feb- JAMES CHILES, Ch'n. ruary and the 1st of August, and the N. R. McMcrbt, Sec'y. ' President may sonvene them whenever Tbe idea evidentiy tended to be con important to the interests of the Society, j . ., , 4 . . .i . 12. This Society hall exist untik a ine above resolutions, was that majority in interest of the stockholders the people of Jackson county had ever shall vote to dissolve U, and if, upon its been loyal to our institutions ; that they dissolution, it shall have made money or had never invaded our Territory in any accumulated property, the same shall be for . and th closed b profferin divided amongst the stockholders at the . : n . . .,. t time of dissolution in proportion to the assBtfnce lo President to aidm sub- anlbuntof stock paid in by them, and jugatmg the people of the Territory. likewise all losses shall be borne in pro portion to the amount of stock sub scribed, but no stockholder shall be liable in any event for any larger amount than that subscribed by him. 13. No Director or officer t)f this Society shall receive any compensation except such allowance as may be made to the Secretary for his services. 14. And to the end that said Board of Directory may not be at a loss to under stand the powers with which we wish to invest them, we hereby expressly declare that to the extent we have subscribed stock, and furnished means to further the object of this Society and no further, said Board has full power to control the same; and we further empower said Board to form a connection with other societies or organizations similar to this in their ends and aims, trad blend all of the energies anu means oi uns oocij wuu r.-Vk" . oni rations, linon nvieh tprms &s thevmav 5. dihl , . . . . q motion of Col. Woodson, a com- llttaa nf sir rnr f mm anrh tnwnsmn in 1 l . . . . t i ,i - rtt. the county was appointed dj me vuau: soncu swck ior saia Associauou. For BlueTownship. S. H. Woodson ; Qg: A (&nwii ; Kaw, Jas. g Davenport Sma Bar, Jacob uregg ; Washington Saml Giant; Van Buren, Warham Easiey." ' ' i On motions XW.Reid the follow- incr resolution ws adopted : Tlflt tn;s meeting recom- men(Jthat a convention' of such delegates as may represent all the county associa- ra uoon and mature a complete system Q operations for the purpose in view ; and that we recommend to the Directory of this Society, that they shall forthwith apP' sfuit.able Pf r!ns ' sent this society in such Convention. This meeting was presided over by Col. James Chiles, N. R. McMurry act ing as Secretary. Prominent among the actors was S. H. Woodson, whose name, it will be recollected, was appended to ... .1 r alan.nn ll rt 1 CnQ t MPS FlYim k..cg.r.u independence 10 uexinion, ci. iuu, (fee, urgin 9 forward persons to come to ' fa . , Kansas and aid inhe subjugation of the .- , r ; J. d d lackees. His dispatches were . f , . . f , - retarv of our Territorv, Daxiel Woodson. ry of Independence win also figured con I 1 ? il.i ATTI.-il Pe m wai campaign. tnis man Uhiles' ho was Resident ol 1.1. - 1 " IT O 1 1 I . lue l x w"" Vl J , . , i . wiieiiier lie was nie ycrsuu w no joiueu ' otners m sending dispatches over the wires during our late war, of which the following is a verbatim copy, we are not informed, but presume it is the same which the dispatch of the 3d of Dec. calls Col. Chiles. The dispatch alluded to, was as follows : " There is no doubt in regard to hav- inr a fight, and we all know that a great many ' have .complained because they were disappointed heretofore in regard to a fight. Say to them now is the time to show game, and if we are defeated this time, the Territory is lost to the South." VhUt thanhnvt mpntirmpfl mppfinnr Lt -.iu CoL Chile nrpsirlod. Dr. Me. jarry was Secretary, and Woodson vrzs . . J . r , oo.v, McUarty, wno undoubtedly was also con- nected with the late outrages, offered the If they were not concerned in those out rajes, why did they feel called upon to pass such a series of resolutions ? The whole world knows that there have been invasions from Missouri ; that our organ ic laws were set at defiance by them ; that a code as infamous as that of the bloody Caligula has been, enacted by them for our government, and we have no doubt it would afford them great pleasure to aid the President in enforc ing that code.upon us. - They never have violated those laws probably have not for all tneir outrages upon the people of the Territory since the adoption of those laws are, probably, in accordance with the spirit and intention of that collection 'of -absurdities and villainies. Republican Platform. . " A Convention of the Free State party was held at the Free State Hotel, in this city, on the evening of the 14th of Jan- last, at which, Gens. Lane and J T?V.inctT and nthors srirttA At Iftnftll On -r - . me qrauuiu, oeiorc uio The former 'presented a platform for the con sideration of the Convention which, was adopted as the voice of the meeting. We used every possible effort at the time to get a copy of the resolutions adopted, but failed to find them. No one knew where they were. The result was, we published a statement as near as could be recollected of the substance of the resolutions. They have turned up at last in the eastern journals, where they were probably sent by one of the secre taries of the meeting, who, we believe, was the reporter for an eastern paper We protest against the custom of ap pointing persons in future, as secretaries of our public me?tings who are connected with the eastern press; as their "interest seems to be to withhold every important document falling into their possession for their respective' journals which they represent, instead of making the Terri torial papers the medium of such infor mation. The following are the resolu tions alluded to, which we take pleasure in publishing at this late day, with the view of placing ' the parties connected with them correctly on the record : "Whereas, The unoffending settlers of Kansas have endeavored by every means within their power, to cultivate relations of friendship and amity with their pro slavery brethren in Missouri ; And Whereas, These advances, instead of being met in aspirit of conciliation, have been met by outrages the most bruta and degrading, thereby forcing us to the conclusion that the institution of slavery possesses withiu itself elements of injus tice, intolerance and aggression, not only to the enslaved, but to all those who pre fer Free. Territory, to Slave Territory- elements which if enforced, as the recen acts of our neighbors show it their iuten- tion to do, can result in endangering nor only our lives and liberties, but the per petuity of our glorious llepublic, there tor "Besolved, That in view of the de termination on the part of the Slave Power, to destroy aud take away the rights, which as American citizens be long to us, it is our ' duty to unfurl our banner to the breeze, and adopt as our motto: A free State Government in Kansas without delay, emanating from the people, and responsible to them non-interference with the institution of Slavery in the States where it now exists and opposition to its further extension. J. H. LANE, (Nebraska Dem.,) JOHN SPEER, (Whig.) ED. CLARK, (Free Soil Dero.) GEO. W. DEITZLER, (K. N.) J. W. CO LB URN, (K. N.) Why, Was It? What means the recent movement in Congress by which Gen. Whitfield was permitted to take his seat as Delegate elect from Kansas without opposition from the members of that body ? Mr, Campbell remarked that he would ca up the subject at another time; but Whitfield was sworn into office and too! his seat. That fact, of itself, prejudices the claims of Gov. Reedek, and should not have been submitted to even '-'at the risk of submitting to defeat," as the N, Y. Tribune claimed. It is possible there are circumstances which justified the action of Congress at that juncture ; and there is a possibility that Gov. Reeder prospects are not injured by tile move ment. If so, we will bide our time with pleasure. At the same time we do not wish Congress to receive Mr. W. in any other capacity than the Representative of the Border Ruffians, as it was they who elected him, and he is their Delegate. Temperance Movement. Notwithstanding the inclemency of the weather there was a good attendance at the Temperance meeting Tuesday eve ninglast. If the evening had been fav orable, it is questionable whether the Hall would have been capacious enoug to hold all who would have turned out, lhe ladies would have been there " to a man." The Secretary has furnished us a report of the proceedings, which will be found in the proper department of the paper. We believe the movement has been made in the right . direction, and will ultimately succeed. In this connec tion we would also refer the reader to the communication of Mr. Greene in another column, on the same subject. It presents rather a new feature of . the Temperance question. .There will be another meeting at Union Hall this ( Saturday) evening, which should be well,attended. Get up a Club. Reader, have yoa labored to get up club of subscribers for the Herald of Freedom? If not, go about the work at once. Remember we send ten copies for fifteen dollars. No extra copies to get ters up of clubs. The friends of the cause will do the work cheerfully to aid the paper in view of its past heavy losses, Send the money at our risk, after regis tering the letter with the postmaster. Free and Slave States. r L nere is a sigmncani lacs : ine in : crease of the Donulation of Georgia, since 1850, has been 18,064. The increase of Illinois for the same period,- 448,731. Who cannot see why this - difference in the relative increase of population in each State? Doughiaces, cypher it out! Encouragins- .' We had almost desponded in our hope to sustain an independent free State paper Kansas, until within the last few weeks, when the tide has changed, new subscrip tions have poured in upon us, our ex hausted exchequer replenished, our con fidence in anti-slavery men to supply ma terial aid, when necessary, restored, and our determination to make a paper which shall satisfy the wants of the communi ty, fully confirmed. The best writer in the world cannot publish a good paper without means, while a very poor one,lib- erally sustained, can get up a very read able paper. With means, we feel our abil ity to get up a paper worthy of Kansas; without means, we are compelled to do as we have for months past -get along the best way we cau. : . v The friends of the cause have gone to work in earnest, and the result is our lib eral receipts from week to week. Friends, one and all, we thank you, and may you be induced to continue your, efforts to strengthen our hands until we can afford to publish a paper pledged only to Free dom. which shall be equal in mechani cal execution, or editorial ability ia con ducting it, to any paper in the country. We are determined the Herald of Freedom shall continue the paper of Kausas, and the one which all classes of readers will resort to who want reliable information from this distant region.' Cabinet Furniture. Those desiring cabinet furniture made to order, should call upon our friends, Keller & Vugel, who are occupying a shop in the east part of Lawreuce, on New Jersey street. A book-case, recent ly executed by them for our sanctum, will compare very favorably ia mechaui- cal appearance with any similar job in eastern workshops. Our doctrine is : "Encourage your ownj" in so doing, you build up mechanics among us, and increase the population and wealth . of Kansas. : . The People of Kansas Maligned and Insulted. Taking their cue from the false state ment of President Pierce's Kansas pro uunciamento, that the movement in Kan sas for a free State organization is a party affair, and not a movement of the people, the administration papeis have amplified the deception, and how persistin treating the disturbances in Kansas as quarrels among the actual residents. This will not do. It is too palpable a falsehood. While Davy Atchison is sending letters over the South, boasting what he and his Missourians have done in Kansas, in overpowering the . people at the ballot box, threatening to repeat the process again, aud calling for ai med volunteers ; while Pierce's Indian agent, Clark, boasts openly of his cowardly murder of Mr. Barber of Ohio; and while the testimo ny from all sides is full, undisputed and conclusive of the fact that the outrages in Kansas, as well on the persons and prop erty as the civil rights of the settlers, have been the work mainly of armed in truders from Missouri, it is mean and dastardly to charge upon the settlers in Kansas the crimes which they have suf fered from non-residents, lt is, besides, a piece of sheer folly and gratuitous ma levolence, . because nobody can be de ceived by it whose opinion is of any value. The declaration of the President that the Free Suite movement in Kansas is a party movement,is hardly more specious. It is not true. The friends of the ad ministration in Kansas are actively in it, and constitute a large portion if not a majority of its supporters. Col. Lane, who is on his way East with a delegation from the Free State executive committee, was a representative from Indiana in the last Congress, Voted for the Kansas Ne braska bill and still supports it. Dela hay.elected to Congress on the Free Sta'e ticket, edited the only strictly adminis tration paper in the Territory, and more than half the ticket is made up of dem ocrats, who approve the Kansas Nebraska bill, and sustain the administration in everything but its treachery and abuse toward the people of Kansas. The Free State movement in Kansas U not an abol ition movement nor a republican party affair, in any proper sense. It is simply and only the effort of an oppressed and abused people to obtain Jhe rights granted them under the Kansas Nebraska bill. It not only embraces those who desire to make Kansas a free State, but many pro slavery men. who would be glad to see it a slave State, but who have too uuch honor and magnanimity not to oppose the effort of outsiders to force slavery upon by open violence. The : president and his supporters are making a great mis take. The facts are . too palpable . and monstrous to be covered up or success fully perverted.. The cry of justice and protection to the people of Kansas, will rind a response in the heart of every honest democrat, and. woe to the men and the party who stake their fortunes on the ; a large-family, join in your common de success of Atchison's effort to crush out ! fence; and ultimate glory. What 1 can do, with fire and, sword the rights -of the people of Kansas,- Springfield, Mass., step,- Tbe Xast Victim to Law and Order La Mr. Brown, of Leavenworth, who was recently butchered by. the pro-slavery Missouri mob near Easton, Kansas, in a quarrel growing out of their attempt to break up the Tree State election.; was formerly of this city, and did business here bv the firm of PerVirn At "Rmwn wooltJealers.; He bad since lived in one ; tod convenient to spare the aapunt, of the western States, but early moved to out Pper ch as youjs, must be sus Kansas, and has taken an active part in tained ia Kaasas. ' New England is with the defense of that Territory from the you in heart. -We are rejoicing over Mr. He visited Sonn- field last summer to procure contributions thing from Washington soon besides in to assist the settlers m their work'of de- iSolent vilification from a renegade Presi- . I fense. Springfield, Mass., Republican, Good Rejoinder. New York, Feb. 6, '56. Ed. Herald by Freedom : The Washington Union has given prominence to a few remarks made by me in Brook lyn, by commenting ou the same as a reply to the special message of President Pierce i How far these remarks should be considered a reply to that document, will be understood by this fact, that my speech was made bo fore ; the message was delivered l 1 am no confident of ther President, and, of .course,, had no means of anticipating either his message or hi attack upon the Emigrant Aid Company. I have not been very eager to reply w this attack, for the reasou that the charge of the President were not original They had, mouths before, been made by the Border Ruffians of Western Missouri, and had been fully met by our address to the people of Missouri, signed by the officers of the Emigrant Aid Company a copy of which was sent to the Presi dent and each member of his cabinet. I will now state a few facts relating to the history of the Company aud itsplan of operations. The plan for organizing emigration, which it has adopted, was perfected, and a charter petitioned for before the Kansas-Nebraska bill was passed. The Company would have been form ed and put in operation had the Missou ri Compromise remained in force. The charter petitioned for was granted by the unanimous vote of the Massachusetts Legislature, nearly one-third of whom were democrats. Several of the corporators were prom inent Democrats, and at that time sup porters of the administration. Several democrats have subscribed to the stock of the Company. The repeal of the Missouri Compro mise made Kansas the best field for tho operation of the Company. Had Kan sas not been opened to settlement, some other field would have been chosen- - The Company has done wnat it could for the benefit of emigrants going out under its auspices, without i:i any case taking measures to ascertain or to influ- euce tneir political sjnumeuw.. Company has furnished its facilities to all who applied for them, without distinction of party. The chargesof the President, therefore, might, with equal justice, nave been made agais,t any railroad which has assisted in conveying those emigrants to their homes in Kansas. ; The purpose of the Company has been to make their homes prosperous and happy, by surrounding them with the institutions ot religion aua oi educa tion, and by the investment of capital for the promotion and encouragement of the mechanical arts. This movement, at first regarded by many as visionary, is now proved to be decidedly ptactical. lt now enjoys the confidence of the majority of the people in the free Slates, aud a corresponding increase of power to ac eouiplish its high and noble purposes. I will reply very fully to the message of the President whenever it shall be entire ly convenient for me to do so. At that time I shall inquire what business the President of the United States has to meddle whh voluntary associations act ing for whatever purpose within the pale of law ? If he is to be judge, will the Bible Society be safe ? or en the New York Central Railroad Company contin ue in operation ? Both of these institu tions are supported mainly by the Xorth. ELI THAYER. . Letter from Casslua M. Clay. Whitehall, Kr., Feb. 12, 1856. G. W. Brown, Esq. Mr Deau Sra l I have long since foreseen and deplor ed your troubles, have denounced public ly the repealers of the Missouri Compro mise as worthy of death not imprecat ing violence, but grading the guilt of those who cause so great calamities! The invasion of your Territory by the Ruffians from Missouri has been most gallantly repulsed. I lectured through all the North last winter, and everywhere warned the people of the Free States of the true intentions of the Slavery propa ganda to use the Union , as long as it was turned to the strengthening of slave ry, and then to throw, it aside-i' they could ! The first act of tho drama is past, but do not flatter yourselves that it is the last. You will have to fight again or be subjected ! Mark what I tell you. Unless you are prepared to repel force from slave holders, you will never have peace ! I have tried them for . twen- ty years. They have no magnanimity, no remorse, no mercy ! The world does not begin to know them, and never will. My heart blesds in anticipation of your wrongs. -1 would that it was in the prov idence of events that I could lend you my feeble strength in person, or means ; but, alas ! I, too, am depressed in spirit and means by the lon and solitary war I have carried en asramst superior odds : and cannot at my time of life, and with j however, will not be reluctantly acceed ed. You will yet conquer, aud millions in . long futurity will bear ia greatful memory the deeds of your sacrifice1 and triumph in the cause of Humanity. Your friend, C. II. CLAY. . . ,. -: ' ,.-: Cheer..: , "i k; FxTCHBuao, Mass.; Feb. 7, G. W.BxcwK & C.,---GrxTiEiacr--I enclose 82 00 for a second year's sub scription to the Hearald of Freedoia. X ' - - . Banks' election. 1 You tnov hear some .deat. ; Yours cordially: - OrB: W. . ' -iVT tVvW Y