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G. W. BROWW, Editor, J. H. GREENE, Associate Editor. Lawrence, Saturday, May 10. 1856V TERMS: - i k : $2 00 PEE ASKUU, m ADVANCE. fob presidxkt, : SV s-- JOIINC. FUEMOiST, SUBJECT TO THS DECISION OT THE NATIOJT- 5 AL REPUBLICAN CpXVXKTIOK . f : Another War Tfcre atening Us ! Lot our friends" in the North Ee. ready! Kansas is again invaded by armed ruf fians Thy; are gathering5 in by tens, and fifties,, and hundred ." Shannon has regularly; enrolled them as Terri torial Militia, ccrr.misfk r.ed tl eir pffi cerscrAtnriioirent they may commence the qrk, of devastation. We have no time to remark further than this : Gov. Shannon is aid to be desir ous of. employing the U.' S. troops to mak arrests, but the other official swtar this shall not be.' If an armed horde of these invaders attempt to , enforce tie t)0gu8 lavvp, they will be resisted to' the last extremity. ; :i ! ; ;; , ... .- '. ' "Let Slip the" Dcgs of War." J , Outrage follows outrage with frightful rapidity. The list is swelling. Every day some new crime i brought to light, which equals in enormity its predoces fcors. The Rn'gn of Terror has com-, menced. TI.e bowie-knife and re volver, the hatchet and hempen lopeV are the instruments brought into requi sition to awe, intimidate and crush out the liberty-loving.porlion of our fellow-citizens. Stealthy assassins roam over the country, under cover of night, dogging the footsteps5 of unsuspecting citizens,and watching theopportune mo ment to strike the cowardly blow. Men known of men' to be murderers, walk unabashed, uriwhipped of Justice, in the very presence of the shameless offi cers of misnamed , Law, boldly and boastingly proclaiming their complicity in crime. - No man's life is safe from one day to another, if he lias declared, never so mildly, his opposition -to the aggres sions of Slavery. And if he has come cut openly and manfully in the defence of his inalienable rights, ho is hunted down like a wild beast. He must flee the land. No place here is sacred from the intrusion of the blood-hounds. He raus; run the gauntlet in Missouri before he can reach a place of safety on soil free from the curse and unsubdued by the blighting rule of Oppression. The hue and cry is now raised against Gov. Robinson and Senator Reeder. "Kill themi kilhhem!"isiu the throats of every brawler who goes unhung in Kan sas. Their movements are watched their goings out and comings in careful ly noted and they are forced to seek a place of safety, in the Free States. Thus it is tho people of Kansas are envi roned by blood-thirsty foes and hostile lands. As affairs are working now no earthly power can prevent a bloody collision. If it must come, the sooner we have whipped out our ene mies, the sooner will quiet be restored to the country. Human patience cannot long endure this system of terrorism and persecution. If we can secure quietude in no other way than by fighting for it, surely 'twere infinitely better that we pass through a sanguiuary struggle than be made slaves! Attempted Hignway Robbery. , Last Thursday night, while a couple of gendraen just from Wisconsin were encamped on the Santa Fe Road, several miles south of Lawrence, they were set upon by a party of fifteen South Caro linians, who drew their revolvers snd made the demand usual with highway men, " your money or your life !" Our Wisconsin friends, not feeling very wil ling to part with either on" such short no tice, likewise drew their revolvers and determined to fight as became men. Ac cidentally (of course) ono of them snapped a cap, whereupon the fifteen highwaymen, who represented the boast ed chivalric spirit cf the Carol inas, cried out, "don't shoot, for God's rake, don't !" and precipitately fled, "followed Cist and followed faster." by. the" men of the North, who by this time were in. for a race. But inasmuch as the legs of the pursued were considerably more elon gated than the legs of the pursuers, the space soon widened between them, and the Carolinians made good their escape. Southern chivalry! Southern fiddle sticks! j3rS. N Wood, of Lawrence, passed through our village on Wednesday last, on his way to Ohio. He regrets exceed ingly that business calls him away so loon. Topela Tribune. , s ; Hum! We would like to inquire, just for curiosity, neighbor, if people en rents to. Ohio from Xawncnce, have to pass through Tcpcka? You need'nt answer categorically. - The Lecompton Union.4 We Lave received the first No. of a paper . with die above title, published at Lecompton, Kansas, by A. W. Jokes and Cjjas, A. Fabis, It is pro-slavery. The End. Who can foresee the end of these things ? Our men are arming them selves and traiuing for war, Our women are formed into military companies, and are practising in the pistol-gallery. ' Our boys are making it a part of their neces sary learning Jo shoot with the rifle and revolver.; What has so changed 'all our practices and pursuits ? ; What danger so omnipresent as to require unceasing vigilance and watchfulness to prevent surprise "and death ? . What power is destroying our crops, burningour houses, driving off, impriKning and murdering our citizens ? "Who is instituting a reign of tenor in Kansas, equalled only by the reign of terror in France ? WTlii has de stroyed the: ballot-box, taken away, the elective franchise, and reduced the Free State .tet tiers here to the condition 'l of serfs and subjects ? ; Slaveholders have done all this, and are now doing more. They are sending armed bodies of men to Kansas to fight, to murder and destroy our people, to burn' and pillage our towns, and to lay waste the country. No longer ago thau last week, 600 armed mendrom South Carolina were landed on our borders, for the openly avowed intention .of 'burning Lawrence and killing the Free Sute men. These men,"-whoye lives are sought; are from neariy every Slate in the. Union. They have broken no law.-' They have simply loved liberty better than slavery. For this, alone the slaveholders, require them to be harassed, to . be driven out of the country, or to be killed. Men, assas sins, are hired, armed and sent here for that purpose. Property is destroyed, individuals are killed,; communities are aroused, and the general facts are scat' tered over 'the; country. Sympathizing friends from afar, knowing their relatives came hero unarmed and- unsuspecting, speedily sent them guns and ammunition. Do slaveholders ever think ? What is to be die end of all this ? Are die terms slaveholder and ruffian to be sy nonymous ? Are our communities, our families, our schools; all to be armed agaiusr slaveholders ? Do they court such a state of things ? Is safety to be found ia a country without friends? Areoiir future statesmen to grow up un der this' influence Have slaveholders no fear of consequences, when mothers sleep with pistols or knives under their pillows to protect themselves and their offspring from slaveholdin'g violence or death ? What effect must it have on the rising generation to see all this? To see their lathers dragged from their homes to a prison, or exiled to "distant and unkuowu parts, cut off from all com munication with them. Or, listening to these tales' as they fall , from "a mother's lips, in their lonely and humble homes, who knows what resolves of future re venge, may th?n and there be "formed ? For our part, we look upon the whole scene with fearful forebodings.' We look upon the slaveholdor as an infatuated man. He has thrown away his only effi cient safeguard. He has turned his hon est friends into active and bitter enemies. One year ago the majority of the people of Kansas were decidedly friendly to slaveholders, or indifferent to their claims. Not one in twenty Could be found here, who was reputed an' abolitionist in the place from which he came. The people were nearly unanimous in condemning a man who was reputed an abolitionist. The general aim seemed to be to make Kansas a free, white, American r State, and no sentiment was expressed against hlave holders,' slave Suites, or slave hold ing where it was legal. Now behold the change I . Quern Dcvs vull perdere,prius demen tat was a heathen saying, and we fear it may prove true here. Whom the Gods wish to destroy, they first make mad. What greater madness can the slavehold ers show, than to arm themselves against the free Sta'.es, to force slavery upon a people who depue it, or to pull down a political fabric that has supported tli3m three quarters of a century, and under which ihey have lived safely and pros perously ? What other form of government could secure them so mauy blessings ? They have had the safeguard of the General Government aud the support of the indi vidual States, and sympathy of both po litical parties. What but downright madness can induce the slaveholders to saeritice all these. Why rush on, in so insane a course, and madly force things to a crisis ? Why seek a bloody issue now on a question which has always been amicably adjusted heretofore ? Are four millions of black, and fifteen millions of white enemies to be aroused aud let loose upon our Southern country for the grati fication of a few fanatical slaveholders and ambitious demagogues ? The South is living on a magazine, and they are madly bent on tiring the train thai will blow us to atoms. We warn them of the end "before it is toe late. We are not negroes. We cannot be subdued, as your arch deceiver has threatened. We are not slaves, aud you may be sorry for beginning a war where there may. be blows to lake as well as blows to give. We are your equils, and we ask for nothing but . what is legal and right. , If you continue to deny us diese as you J have done if you continue to harass us with armed bands from abroad if, you continue to embarrass our cit izens by false arrests and imprisonment if, you continue by,falsehoqa and mis representation, to excite animosities and hatred :, towards us among yourselves, and distrust; and -enmity amongst us toward jou, what earthly 1 power can prevent a collis-ion h And if a collision takes place," who brings it on ? And what will r be' the tnd ? - We - counsel forbearance and . patience on cur part. Will some one on the other side, do tie same ? Attempt to Arrest Senator Reeder. On Wednesday last, "the : 7th insi, while with the Committee atTecumseh, Gov. Reeder was summoned to appear as a witness before the. Grand Jury at Lecompton, which he; refused to do. The next -day Thursday last, die Com mittee having returned, to Lawrence in the meantime, a deputy marshal came into the room where they were in ses sion, and served a writ of attachment on Gov. Reeder for contempt of court. He arose and informed the Committee of the fact; 'stating that he had refused to obey the summons to appear Js wit ness,'-' .-for three reasons: informality; in the writ, insecurity' of person; and con stitutional privilege besides which, lie could not possibly know anything about the ; ase, . as the circumstances - upon wVieh it ; was founded occurred while he was in Washington! The' writ was not addressed to any officer, , was not properly sigued,- and i specified no; time J The object was- to get him there as ; a witness, and then trump up some charge high treason, perhaps-upon which toarrest him, and ; keep him.iimpris oned or give him j over, o -the mob to be butchered. He was privileged under the ; constituiion. For these reasons he refused to obey the summons. He claimed the protection of the Committee. - Messrs. Howard and Sherman said he was privileged from arrest; but they were not si ttrng as a court to decide up on the matter ; they would leave.it en tirely with him. Mr. Oliver thought Reeder was not privileged from arrest- that Gen. Whitfield was the sitting Del egate, alone entitled to the privilege.-- Gov. Reedercontended that the privilege extended to contestants that really'Jhe was in Congress ; and the attempt to ar rest him here, while attending to his duties with the Committee, was the same as If the attempt were made to arrest him"while in the Halls of Congress. However, if he coull be fully assured his person wonld be perfectly secure if it were rendered certain no violence would be offered him, he woald waive his constitutional privilege, and go to Le compton. But this, he was. satisfied, could not be done. He would be killed as certainly as he placed himself in their hands, as threats were continually made by the mob in Lecompton to take his life if they could get hold of him under any pretext. He had formed the resolution to stand on his privilege. If any , offi cers, he said, in attempting to arrest a privileged citizen, should be seriously maimed, or killed, there would be no redress. They were trespassers, and the law would give them no protection. If any man laid hands on him to : arrest him he did so at his pepl! He, was hot arrested. The Marshal, with Messrs. Oliver and Whitfield, with drew "In auiiuiuallOtr of a;' collision, and left the city. The "law and order" par ty have been scouring the country ever since, raising and organizing tho "Ter ritorial 'Militia." The newly imported South Carolinians, Alabamians, Geor gian's Missourians, &c., have been eu- rolseJ, and olhcereu with commissions from Shannon, and concentrated at Le compton to await further orders. Gov. Reeder addressed letters to Gov. Shannon and Judge Le Compte, stating that if they would afford him protection he would waive his privilege and appear before the Court. Shannon answered that he could afford him no other pro tection than that which any citizen had; that he could not restrain men if .they attempted violence. , Le Compte dis dained to return an answer. CcL Lane and Senator Douglas. Our Senator elect, Col. Lane, bears himself manfully in Washington. Una voidably, as the chosen representative of the people of Kansas, he became in volved in a difficulty with Senator Dou glas, and in getting out of it, not only flayed the Little Giant tremendously, but elevated the standard of his own man hood, and placed his honor and integrity above reproach. Whatever may have been said heretofore of the Colonel in other matters, in this it is evident he was "A man uiore sinned against tban tinning.' Douglas will never recover from the effects of this severe castigation, admin istered by the hand of a quondam friend, whom he had maliciously goaded on to a point where, not to have turned and retaliated, would have been arrant cowardice. As the. Chief of those who betrayed Freedom in the last Congress, by destroying the Missouri Compact, it was eminently fitting that one of his coadjutors, who has, however, !ince worked like a yeoman to repair die wrong, should expose his baseness, hold him up to merited scorn, and leave him no loop-hole of retreat. CoL .Lane has done this, and more, too ; he has branded and proved him ' a moral and physical coward, a falsifier, and an un grateful wretch, "whom it were base flattery", to call demagogue. It does a braggart good, sometimes, to recieve chastisement, and we conceive Lane would have been rendering essen tial service to the country if he bad put a bullet in' the miserable dog's hide. How ever, it is : well ' enough as it is Douglas will never be anything else diaa an object of unmingled contempt. ; . ; The card which Lane publishes cuts to the quick every stroke ; and if shame has not completely . fled from the mind of Douglas, he ciust have a repugnance to showing his face in intelligent society. Manly indignation and a burning desire tp defend private reputation from unjust and - unpro voked: reproach, breathe . .in every sentence of Col. L'a article. We publish it in tiiis week's paper, as taken from the New York Times. x;. Rev. Pardee Butlef.; : iOneof IhI plainest1 evidences of the 'warde-'ea'nness "of the Border Ruffians is .tolbe found in the fact that Tyuva-anJtiuajjiieu umu, or viiv vromd spring on every supie sapling in clingVrtots.in.lifeye made him tjje WOods. Their chief business is to noV ocly fanajiiar widi die use of der.r-harrass and persecute Free State settlers. Iy:,weapons,consc3fentiously opposed , jhey : butchered Brown tarred t and to dieitraiient of difficulties by the ' feathered Philips incarcerated McCrea, emplomeupch :mean; ; falls into tia a closb and unhealthy prison; for do their ,clu?ipt!ieu ing that which - he would have been a with an avidity of cruelty which would "coward1 not to have done. Trhoy have shame eTcir the Tiorlro press, driven fam- inVtVeriselfes tobe sale : froeUlion j j jeg . fromVclaimsJand insulted and JiJ!oIH5 iJttMaRIy. Jy,jlii?S helpless victims. The old Inquisitorial sytm never iad more finished adepts in linman torture, to break its victims on die ( wheel prebend ; them to the ; rack, ihaq can he found how among the Bor der Xnffiatis, in their hatcliet aud bowie knife ciusade against fieedoin' i Oui readers will remember : the cir-J cumstiaices' which. called the:;Rev Mr, n BcTLEBfs name; before ; the public last s u mine rV He was .seized i by a gang, of, miffi4qs;ieaded by I;Kellt, one of the euitors en the aquamr sovereign, on j w , .. n - t the 16th of. August last, in the town of Atcl iison, ivanas, huu. Riier' lecei mg j y . rouh treatment, was pnt,on:3j pretty raft aud sent down the: Missouri River., The mob and Mr. Butler parted "widi a mutual pledge' he says in an article which he has furnished us for publica tion, whioQ will appear next week, that if my lifelwas spared, I .would re turn to Atchison, and they, that if I did come back they would hang me." . He did go back, last Novemberviaking his family , with- him) but was not molested. He then returned to the field of his la bors in Illinois, where he remained until this Spring. vThe 30th of last month he came biick to Kansas, went to Atchison, near which place his family was living, and was seized by a mob of recently im ported; South iCarolinians, headed by the same Jve'iay who- had figured in the former outrage:' They refused to hear him speak in his own defence ; cried " kill him ! kill him I" and attempted to carry their threats into execution, but were finally persuaded to adopt a differ ent form cf ou trage." They voted to "tar and feather, and to give him thirty-nine lashes.' Some kindly disposed persons prevailing upon them not to inflict this last punishment, they abandoned it, but proceeded to apply the coat of tar and cotton-wool, as a substitute for feathers. This done, they placed Mr. Butler in his buggy, accompanied him to the suburbs of the town, and with shrieksand blas phemous yells, sent him on his journey. He reached home in a few hours, it being the first. time he had seen his family since November last. Mr. Butler remarks that there were but a very few residents of At chison engaged in the proceeding the mob was composed of the South Carolina and Missouri Ruffians. "'";' - The perpetrators of these acts" inay yetoe brougnt to sutler the penalty which Justice meets out to the violators of Law and the disgracers of Humanity. . Another Assassination. On .Wednesday night, the 29th ult., an attempt was made to take the life of Captain J, N. Mace, a Free State man, who li ves a fe w miles west of Lawrence. He had been in town during the day, giving' in his testimony before the In vestigating ' Committee, - touching die memorable-3 Jth of .March election in the , BloornjBoton precinct ; , and it is supposed-it'jfas- on account of. his evi dence, which exposed the baseness of certain ruffians that the attempt was made to assassinate r him. He was sitting in his house about 8 o'clock the evening mentioned, when, from the restlessness of his dog, he was induced to step out of doors. "He walked but a short dis tance from the door, when several shots were fired at him, one taking effect jn his leg, near the top of his boot. The shot paralyzed his leg, and so stunned him that he fell to the ground. Two persons, who were concealed in a gully close at hand, hereupon made good their escape, one -of them remarking, "there is more abolition wolf-bait." It was several hours before he could make his way into the. Jiouse. The wound, is se vere, but fsnotf considered; dangerous. See proceedings of a public meeting in another column in relation to this at tempted assassination. V . James Redpath, Esq. . We were right well pleased to take this "abolitioner" by the hand again,' in the eld where he won'sb many laurels. He still retains his connection with, the Mis souri Democrat, as special correspond ent. He arrived in "Lawrence this week, J looking as if he and beefsteak had not been strangers of late. The : border pa pers will . now . surely set up a howl against him, as they have done hereto fore, but he is "armed so strong in hon esty and resolution to do his duty, re gardless ' - of - consequeuces,,that "dieir threats wjU pass ; by him like the "idle wind, which he respects not." Mr. Red PATiiwai a Delegate' from" Missouri U the Republican convention at Pittsburg, and was appointed on the Committee to prepare a call for the National Conven tion to meet in J une' next. .-' We under stand he contemplates publishing a paper at Ivalamazoo, Michigan. Still another Outrage. Leavenworth City" and the country thereabouts. is infested with agang ofout- laWs,' who, if - they Jiacl their deserts, abused women, Theyhave no merojv no remorse, no magnanimity.' The facts in the case ; we are about to relate have been furnished us by a gen tleman whose word 'is strictly reliable. Last December, on the day the Consti tution ; was-' voted for,: the Kickapoo Rangers, aided by tne'desperadoes above hientioned, . destroyed the ballot-box at Leavenworth and attempted to, take the life' of - one of: the1 judges- of electiohV jn. juuujj ui tin, ui mo x ic vjuro X J i whose,, name . e'': withhold, for JjgP.od : i x T. T rpason,. m compauy. w iu i. n.vi-vviu,- rushed to the aid of .the judge whom the' uj"v ,M:'0; ";( o , , , . , tiin. ""' "-" ' ' . , ipnoruy ..aiier. tms timeajiarg uuy rn .1 r, it ?. iM "I't ' W'J-' of the Ruffians were seen on the opposite side bf the Missouri river, some miles above Leavenworth, evidently anxious to 'cross over s Jordan." Fortunately, the Terry-boat ; was on the Kansas side ; and by accident it was cut loose from its moorings and sunk. ; The discomfited Borderers on ;'tother side .retired to their homes. The troubles on this side ended with the massacre of Brown. . . , . Last week the young gentieman, whom we have not named, happening in Loay enworth, was accosted by one of the murderers of Brown, with , "I understand Reeder is in the. Ter ritoryI would like to see the d d scoundrel." "Yes, he is," was the answer ; "and he is a perfect gentleman." ; Hereupon the Ruffian seized the young, man's horse by the bridle, saying "No doubt all such d d abolitionists as you think he is a gentleman. ! You are a d -d robber, and will catch h 11 ; you stole the ferry-boat last winter, and I now arrest you for it." "By what authority do you arrest me?" ; .' ' "By this authority 1" said the Ruf fian, brandishing a large bowie-knife. ' Our friend drew his pistolrsaying, "I don't recognize that authority, 'and; or der you to let go my horse's bridle, or I'll burn gun powder in your face." . : The Ruffian gnashed his teeth, mutter ed 'some threats and walked off. Our friend finished his business in town, and about dusk started on his way home in tho eountry. He had proceeded but a short distance, having just entered a ra vine, through which the road led, when he was overtaken by eight or ten men on horseback, -led on by the Ruffian. They made him halt, took his arms from him, hit him with their whips, flourished their hatchets over his head, and threatened to hang him on the first tree they came to. They finally concluded to put him in jail and have him tried before the Court for ; larceny. Accordingly, they hurried off with him to a jail, situated in an isolated place near Delaware.a pro slavery, town on the Missouri river, and arrived there about the middle of night. Here he was locked up and left to him self. The next day no one came near, but some time during tho night follow ing, he heard a key turn in his door,'and footfalls outside tho house. He waited, some fifteen minutes, and then went to the. door, which he found openl Walk ing out on the prairie, he heard his horse neigh in a clump of trees some distance off, and immediately went to him. He found his horse, saddle-bags, and over coat covered with . mud, and soaked through and through. Wilhout waiting for further explanation as to die motive of those who :set him it liberty, he mounted and rode home. Man Missing. -A young man by the name of Wm. S. Bishop, formerly of Michigan, left Law rence the latter part of last week to visit an acquaintance on the south side of the Wakarusa. He was last seen" about dark on Friday evening near the ford, since which nothing' has been heard of him. The next day his horse was found with saddle and bridle on. The stream was considerably swollen and the saddle blan ket showed that it had been in die water. There are circumstances to awaken a suspicion that there was foul play. A party of Border Ruffians were encamped abost that time in the woods near the ford, and from threats previously made by certain persons, Ubat he (Bishop) was "spotted," it is feared he was mur dered and thrown into the creek, or dis posed of in some other way. - Search was made for the body, but it was jiot found. ;Mr. Bishop was a respectable young man, strongly Free State, and his supposed untimely , end creates the. most sorrowful, feelings among his numerous friends. He v was a member of the "Stiibbs." . A ":" ' - - ' : Robinson and Senator Reeder " It if rumored these two gentlemen left Lawrence for Washington Friday morn ing, passing down the -Missouri river on the Northern Staled' :'i.v,u.t'c3:': Z--i-i': JSSrHon. Mr. Albright, II. of R. will accept our thanks for public documents. . On his way Home; The senior editor, G. W. Brown, Esq., we. learn is on his way home. He will probably be here in time to re late the result of his mission in nex1 week's paper, and to assume the post of duty at the helm of the Hxbald of Freedom, r His : readers will doubtless be glad to hear this. " The HraJd is Mr. Brown's favorite-7 work one to which lie ; has .'devoted his abilities and means for the two years last past, and it were folly to suppose any one else could take hold of, it and manage matters so successfully as he. We yield up our 'nef authority' cTieerfullyi conscious that in thiicase change: isreformF WTe must net forget here to, 'thank onr ' good farmer- friend, Augustus WIttles, !Esq., for i the valuable assistance xhe. has ren dered in getting up the Herald. - What he has given has been ' a 'free-will offer ing to the good ' (MUMr;" ; In this connection we will be doing a simple act of justice; to: MrJ.BrowniTby noticing, what we have neglected to be fore,, some invidious iayins of those who by detraction an3 envy seet to create dis trust anaruici reprutetion?u:iirrBrqwn; has about the same number of enemies that prominent public men' usually; have.' They vent their spleen also in' the usual way, by slander and detraction. : D unng his absence they have, been firing in his rear. But nobody is-hurt so :far. n- -That business men consider Mr. Brown competent, is evident from the fact that he is. selected to arrange an extensive system of - commerce between Kansas and the East. - That he:is honest, is evi dent from the manner in- which he1 con ducted important public trusts during this whole Free State movement. That he is a man' of energy, is evident from the fact that during this whole inclement winter, and all through our hard times, he has issued the only regular Free State paper in the Territory, besides attending to public and private business. .. That people continue to have confidence in him, and appreciate his labor as an edi tor and a man, is evident from his week ly supscription list. - r . .. -. Wecanuottake any further notice of his enemies, or their sayings and doings. If, on his return, he sees it important to bestow any attention to the subject or the suhjv ts, they will hear from him. Asserting their Independence. We wish the South could send many such parties as that brought here by Maj Buford, of Alabama. The Free State ranks have been recruited prodigiously since his arrival. Not a day passes that we do not see emigrants from the " sun ny South," sent here by the aid of Slave drivers' means to assist in the enslave ment of the actual residents to the behests of an imposed authority, who have since their arrival in our beautiful country, re linquished the bloody designs of their leaders, quietly turned their coats, and are fixing to settle down permanently and aid in keeping Kansas a Free State.- In nine cases out of ten, where individuals emigrate from the Slave States on their own hooks, they seek. out Free Stato set tlements, and unite -heartily and cheer fully in the Free State movement. ; :But wo hardly expected ; die emigrants snt out'y tho Southern Aid Companies, would so soon see the error of their ways and come over from the ranks of the en emy to our side. : Ultimately, we were sure that result would happen, but it has taken place sooner than weanticipated. Thirty of Biiford's men have left him and joined us.. . There may be some ex cuse for their doing this, in die treatment they received from the doughty champi on of Slavery. Several boxes of guns were given to Buford's party at New Or leans. They brought them as far as Lex ington unopened. There Major Buford commenced distributing them among his party; requiring, however,a note of twenty-five dollars from each individual, pay able in one year, jn default of which the rifle should be returned !; Numbers of the party refused to give their notes, and of course, received no shooting irons. Buford next demanded that each man should take an oath to hold himself in readiness to do his bidding and be sub servient to his purposes, for one year af ter their arrival in Kansas I -I Many de murred, but finally made the oath reluc tantly. Thirty noble spirited lixir refus ed to bind their future action in any such manner, and asserted and maintained their independence, in spite of remon strances and threats. These thirty men, who whilom served Slavery, now gi ve themselves heart and hand to Freedom ! There's work for them.1 Matters at Hickory Point.' ( Shannon's Law and Order party have beeu at work again "at Hickery Point. Colejusn, the man who murdered, Dow, is their leader, s ;On the evening of the 6th inst., they went to the house of Mr. Riteh, a Free State man, destroyed his furniture, and set fire to" his cabin, bum -ing it to the ground," The next day they destroyed a tent belonging to an other -man.: , They , express their deter- mination to stay iu the - neighborhood and regulate matters according to their notions of i propriety-; These facts have been furnished us by a subscriber," who lives ia the vicinity of Hickory Point, . Generous Donations. It has been our . good fortune, during the last few weeks, to receive sereral do nations from readers cf . the Hxrau cf FREZDoa who had been regular readers of its'coluninsi and in the main approved its positions. ; One gentleman, of Salem,. Massachusett'?, sends xls$50. AnotJier who isknown the world over jbr his lib. erali tywri te a approvingly and sends 6 19? This isan addition to $25; which he had previously placed in 'our hands. Sueh friends cannot be forgotten. Their aid'eo'tnes ihf gpodHime, and h tfe more apprec iated for Uie relief it affords One of the donors suggests inertly suggests--a .hinton pneJ rrfatter.; We thankhim ibr that l suggestiou.Ij shalC be taken advantage of, andgrpater care shall be used for the future. Life iu Kansas' begetsa different spirit.from life in New England;-' WV feel differentlv here from there, and show, it in actions and words, and the pen" and press record them. We' hope other- influences -will surround us S(K)n ; for now it seems we are only fitting.ourselvesfoi ' warriors and the battle; field'i jmpiements of death surrounding us in profaswn jjae lost their terrors. The Ulk' of deadly strife has been so frequent, we all imper ceptibly feel a desire to draw; the. sword, throw away the scabbard jandf conquer a peace or find it in death. If occasion ally, then, we", ha via, been caustic with our pen, ascribe it to the times as much as possible, wV He we guard :oarselTes with greater, vigilance for the future. Emigrants' Intelligence OSce. We wish to call especial attention to the card and circular of Messrs.-Whitman '& Seahl, whose map of Kansas we had occasion to notice a few weeks since. If their plan is carried out, it cann it fail to be of great advantage to the State and convenience to the emigrant .The knowledge acquired by them ia the con struction of their map, their extensive acquaintance in the State, and the wide-spread correspondence which they are establishing, must give them large facilities for accomplishing what they propose. Emigrants, as they arrive, need not as heretofore' strike out at random, out may proceed understanding to the precise point likely to suit them, by first consult ing Messrs. W. kS. We understand that they are takirg measures to ascertain and keep the run of all settlements and claims made in die State, with such a record of; the same that at any time they will 'be able to point to any unoccupied land. Nothing could prepare them better for doing a successful business in real estate, and in. the private entry of land ind location of land warrants at the proper time. In the transaction of a local and real estate business they possess every advantage. Mr. Searl laid out our city site and is die only person who . can trace back all the lots to their original holders, and show the valid titles. Mr. Whitman is super intending die erection of the new church, and is making it the best and most sub stantial building that lias been put up in the place. Persons wishing to hare their buildings well and faithfully done, or their property judiciously cared for, or in the purchase of city property to be sure they are purchasing with a tide de rived from the original claimant, will do well to avail themselves of the services of these gentlemen. While they arcrdohsg by their enterprises much for the State, they: cannot fail to be amply remunerated by securing a large and lucrative busi ness. . ' : ' . "'. Sarveillancs Extraordinary. -Last week a young man from Mass., on his way to Lawrence, being unwell, was advised to stay in Westport, Mo., a few days until he. could go to work. As is usual in such cases, he walked about when able. On the" arrival of Buford's party from Alabama and Georgia, he was seized as a ?py by them, and compelled to open his trunk and allow it to be ex amined, and to even take off his' clothing, boots, &c, so that the chivalry might search for concealed papers. None being found, he was permitted to go, with many curses and threats. He is wholly unac quainted widi the nature or bearings of the Slavery question, and had those who seized him been at all acquainted with human nature, they might have seen his innocence in every word and look. Driven to desperation, like a drowning man, they, seize tit a straw, and every grasp shows the hopelessness of their case. The toleration of such outrages by the people of Westport, will sink' that place beyond the respect of every honor able man in all sections of the country. The time is at hand when- the merchants and business men of , the border towns will find it to their interest to deal out se vere punishment to the lawless men who. commit outrages on inoffensive visitors- Our esteemed fellow-citizen Judge. Wakefield, who has been on ; a kisit totfee States of ilowa and Ulinois and the Ter ritory of Minnesota,; fetuVned" to - Law rence. last Friday Herepofts. VstrdnJ sympathy with the Free State setds rs of Kaasasamong everybody bat Douglas democrats. ; A , large ejea rgratioa" ' frpm those places will eome here this season.