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mum. w. imwh, Editr. LAWRENCE, KANSAS. IATURD1T MORNING, OCT. 29, 1859. nuu .eo rzR anst-m.in advance ere ehall tee Praia the PeBleVrirntaaalatala Caw4 ay arty Mi aabrleed ay traf a, Pl4er Sat ee Tmta. te LlWrtj aa Lav, a reTerawarsae.aadee Fear afcall awe. Te Subscribers. (X) 'When the term for which snheeri riBlrs re-1 eei'ins their papers by mail or at the Pt-inVe is not nr nearly so, we convey the intelligence by aernsset the end of their name", like the one at the rommeneement of thii notice. This will E.ive all a fair opportunity to know when tbeir iime i up, and serve as an invitation to renew their subscriptions. , Extra copies of the Tier aid of frtdom put up in wrappers for mailing;, if desired, can be had at the 0 See. Price, r ive Cents each. FOB PRESIDENT IX leeo. SALMON P. CHASE, Of Ohio. FOR VICE PRESIDENT. NATHANIEL P. BANKS, Of Massachusetts. Subject to the decision of the Republi can National Convention. Toe Harper's Fenr Tragedy Originated la Kansas. 'More than once during the summer of 1857, we asserted that the reason the "Do Nothings," as we called them, were op posed to engaging in the Territorial elec tions of that year, and competing with the Pro-Slavery party for the offices of the government, was found in the fact teVsfc they wished to prolong our Kansas diffi cullies ; 10 keep the Territory in a con. stant ferment ; that their design was revo lution, and anything which looked like peaceful solution of our troubles, bad been and would be violently opposed by tbera. We stated that those who led off in the Do-Nothing policy had no material inter est in Kansas in common with the set tiers ; that they were ''birds of passage ;" came here like buzzards to feed on dead carcasses; and as soon as the period should come when there was nothing left for them to feast upon they would leave the Ter ritory. We charged them with subsist ing almost wholly on funds sent here from j the charitable in the East to supply the wants of the destitute and suffering. These men had charge, generally, of the avenues to public opiuion. They were the correspondents of eastern newspapers, and of journals at home. The country was constantly flooded with their false. hoods, and efforts wore continually made to convey the idea that those who were in favor of settling our troubles quietly, and without a resort to bloodshed, were cowards, or "had sold out to the Pro-Slavery party." And who were those men in the Terri tory at that time ? We remember meet ing a delegation of tbern at Centropolis in August of that year. There wero Wal tl den and Thacher, Etlphnnti John E. Cook, T Eolma and Kagi, wM)sh; Phillip " juid Se-ipath, Hinton andouway. They did all in their power to induce th9 people to keep out of the October elections, and resorted to calumny, and vituperation, to carry their endB. These same men were at Grasshopper Fulls in September, considerably augmented in numbers, but the real interests of the Ter ritory triumphed over their revolutionary plots, and in October we had possession of the Territorial government. Who will not remember with what alacrity they seized hold of every pretext for again involving the country in a bloody issue ? It was with difficulty thesmen could be kept quiet while waiting the action of Gov. Walker and Sec'y Stan ton, in regard to the Oxford and McGee county frauds. Indeed, some of them did organize, and marched to the vicinity of Uxford, hoping to succeed in capturing certain parties, which, if successful, would have brought on counter hostile move, ments from Missouri. The business men-of ftnwrence will re. member the insane movement of James IT. Lane and these anti-peace men, who pro jected the idea of murdering the delegates to the Lecompton Constitutional Conven- 1 tion, while on their way to resume their , labors iu October, aoj i he ordering of the whole country to assemble at Lecompton with arms and four Java provisions, to take that town and hang the members of the Convention. They will call to mind the meeting in Duncan's building, follow ed by the oni in front of the Morrow House, in Lawrence, when he was headed off in that demon work, and the contemn lated sanguinary visit to Lecompton was changed into a peaceful one to protest against the Constitution then being I ram ad. The Lecompton Constitution itself was . next made the pretext for briuging on " war. Whoever is able to call np the in . cldeote of the 22d and 23d of December Convention, held in Lwrence, will be able to comprehend that to which we allude. "Brown's Cellar Kitchen Convention," as ' Thacher and his associates branded the affair, foiled them in their plans; but - then came on the difficulties at Fort Scott, inaugurated by the leaders in all these " revolutionary movements, and backed up by Jim Lane, Old John Brown, Redpath, - Phillips, acd all that class of persons. Then was organized the secret oath-bound T league, the object of which was to wtir j der, in cold blood, every officer elected . under the Lecompton Constitution, be he . a Freo State man or otherwise. The pass-word to that secret organization was LANE. The whole plan of assassination. . of relay of horses for the executioners. czc., are in toe possession of good men in Lawrenoe, and have been for a long pa. '" riod. But there was a peaceful adjustment of II these matters,: because Congress did - not give legal sanction to the Lecompton )' ' Swindle.' The south-eastern border, how r .ever, was made the pretext for keeping alive this war movement. , There gath ered the "ouMards" again, tod into active service was called all their machinery lor again involving the country in strife. Randolph," alias Wm. Hutchinson, Phil lips, Kagi, Hinton, and all that -class of men, were active in trying to keep Eastern public- opinion with them.' While at borne, their organ, the Lawrence Republi can, and several lesser sheets, were doing all in their power to influssaaMthrpnblic mind. Falsehoods, as in the former case, were their principal stock in trade, and all who did not join them in their revolu tionary schemes were branded as rene gades from the Free State party. Old John Brown, with his minions, who opened the bloody issue in Kansas, iy murdering the five heads of families onvf ottawattamie Ureek, at midnight, on the2h of May, 1856, appeared and took charge of the marauding forces. They attempted to make the whole population of Missouri responsible for the horrid murder near Chateau's Trading Post Brown was in constant intercourse with men in the East, who declared on the stump, and in all their published corres pondence, that their "only hope of abol- ishing slavery in the United States lay through revolution ;" and from them he received funds from time to time in pros ecution of his war schemes. When Mont gomery discovered Brown & Co.'s plans of revolution, to his credit be it said, he protested, and iu consequence -of their quarrel, probably, more than anything else, the latter made brilliant coup etat into Missouri, killed Crew, took his slaved and made a forced march to Cana da, receiving any amount of "aid and comfort" from his cohorts along the route. . At this lime Dov was arrested in viola tion of law, and removed outside of Kan sas. Then the excited lightnings flashed again. Lane harangued crowds nightly iu Lawrence. He was ready to march into Missouri, and release biin by via lence, and all the indorscrs of a "bloody issue" cried, amen. But their scbemps .ill failed, and the principal public actor, who had courage and desperation sufficient tn carry into execution his plan, without regard to cost; and who, in the interim had returned to Kansas, took his leave. and determined upon immediately con suramating plans long since laid for opera. tion eisewnere, should be tail in again embroiling the people of the Kansas bor der. We allude to Old John Brown. Theirnext point of attack wasVirgfma. Eli Thayer, of Massachusetts, had pro jscted a peaceful demonstration to the people of that State, of the advantages of educated free labor over slave labor, and had located a colony there which was in successful operation, and was winning goldenopinions by its quiet, orderly action. But "Old Brown," and his sympathizers, who only saw "through revolution the end of American slavery," marched into the State, hired a farm in tho vicinity of Harper's Ferry, and there projected their ioiquitous work the exciting of a servile insurrection. But Brown did not go alone. John E. Cook, who figured so conspicuously with the Do Nothings iu Kansas, was with him, and was his "right bower." Kagi was his "left," whilst Cop pie, Hazlett, Anderson and Evans, of Jay Hawking notoriety, were prominent act ors. Whether Kedpath was there we are not advised; but their sympathizers and co-operators in Kansas were posted in all the movements of these men, and but a short time before the breaking out of the difficulty at Harper's Ferry, some of them were tryiug to hire money in Lawrence with which to pay their expenses to the scene of contemplated strife, no doubt 1 . rn in. r. mn . V, . . . C . l .. . . - - . . the borrowed money from the sale of "watches, jowelry and plate," which theJ Constitution of the organization provided should be used to defray the expenses of the war. The whole plan of the organization mode of operation, Sec, it seems, has been known in Kansas for a longtime. We are told by parties who were in the secret that the plan of Old Brown fc Co. was to strike such a bold and vigorous blow as to intimidate the entire population of Virginia and the South, who are known to be exceedingly timorous over their slave population. With his few iuimedi ate supporters he was to take possession of the armoiy, while others, with teams, were to carry the arms and military sup. plies to the mountains. In those fast oesses he was to erect his independent standard, around which the rtpjrmes wer to assemble. A secret organization, per meating all sections of the North, with powerful backing in Kansas, was to fur nish recruits, lhus strengthened they would be able to bid defiance to State and federal authority, and though a seven years' war should follow, or though L..I1 . ... . . ni;u.a oe protracted inrongn bait a ceo tury, they would keep alive their move ments, acting mostly upon the defensive at first, till the negroes of the Canadaa and of the South could give them suffi cient strength to j ustify aggressive move ments. We do not wish to implicate innocent persons, and we believe, yea, we know we do not do it, if the statements of oth ers cau be relied upon, when we say that Gebbit Smith, of New Tork, s man of noble impulses, and generous to a fault, was a tool of these designing men, and too cheerfully has entered into their plans, and furnished them "material aid." While we love him for his philanthropy, his devotion to Kansas in the darkest hour of her history, and for his heavy contri butions in aid of the right and the op pressed, we cannot sympathize with his hostility to the federal government, and his readiness to engage with mad-men in an attempt to overthrow it. The movement at Harper's Ferry may appear to be an insignificant affair, and interested parties will endeavor to make it appear such. Since its failure, every one will deny being cognizant of it, and "Old Brown, the monomaniac," will be held responsible for it all; bat, at We said last week, "there Was method in his mad ness,'' and that eye of bis, sparkling with fire, spoke secrets to the initiated that the orld knew not of. Aa frequently stated,''' the whole pro gramme waa developed to ,u while j prisoner, charged with high treason, in the summer of 1856, with the exception that the field of operations as then contemp lated has been removed from Missouri to Virginia. When we first learned of it we resolved, to resist the conspiracy, cost what it would, and we have done so whenever we saw evidences of its move ments, though it has assumed Protean forms. 'Our present fears are, that the Republi can party will suffer by the action of these parasites who have fastened themselves upon it to gain strength before the coun try. More than once we have stated that they were bastard Republicans, with hardly a single principle in common with that party, and so we repeat bow. The Re publican party, if true to itself and its own best interests, will everywhere de nounce the treasonable enterprise, and all its aiders and abettors. If they do this, some distinguished aspirants for office, now in Kansas, will find themselves minus .position a few months hence. We have Zcts and figures in' our possession, when- ever they shall be called for. ' Old John Browa. Of him, we might say with truth, his wrongs have made him rnad. There was a time when John Brown, the Pennsylva nia tanner, aud bis sons, were as peace able and peace-loving -citizens as could be found in our country. He came to Kansas early, and lovinz the cause of freedom, was an earnest Free State man. For this he suffered. He saw bis home invaded and destroyed; be inourued the death of a beloved son. And these great wrongs crazed the old man, and made iiim a fanatic, a monomaniac, with but one thought, one idea, one impulse ven geauce on the slave power, which had de stroyed bfs peace; revenge on the men who had murdered bis kindred and friends. It is said that he took an awfui ntti that whila life remained, his hand should be raised against this power, and i wi.ul.l war against it to the death. Atchison Champion, v-fftl1 The first. thing the people of Kansas heard of Old John Brown was in the -ummer of 1855. A meeting of Ultra Abolitionists was held at N. Y., if we recollect rightly? While session Brown, who is a y frf of Essex county, r.. i., appeared in that con. vention and made very fiery speech, during which be said he had four sons in Kansas, and he had three others who were desirous of going there, to aid in fighting the battles of freedom. He could not consent to go unless he could go armed, and he would like to arm all bis sons, but wait not able to do so. Fund: were contributed upon the spot, princl pally by Gebbit Smith. The four sons had located on Potta watamie creek, in Lykins county, and in the fall of 1855 were joined by the father and other brothers. When the Waka rusa war was pending the old man and four sons arrived in Lawrence, the balance he reported sick. As they drove up in front of the Free State Hotel they were all standing in a small lumber wagon. To each of their persons was strapped a short heavy broad sword Each was supplied with a goodly num ber of fire arms, and navy revolvers, and poles were standing endwise arouud the wagon box with fixed bayonets pointin, upwards. They looked really formidable and were received with great eclat. small military company was organized at once, and the command was given to Old Brown. From that hour he commenced fomenting difficulties in camp, disregard ing the commands of superior officers, and trying to induce the men to go down to Franklin and make an attack upon the Pro-slavery forces encamped there. The Committee of Public Safety were called P011 several times to head off his wild ieoule of Lawrence lad planted themselves on the law, claimin. UeVadthey had not been guilty of its in fraction, aud that no arm I body of men suouia outer tne town tor any puroucc whatever, and that they would not go out of town to attack any such body. Peace was established, and "Old Brown" retired in disgust. When the news of the threatened siege of Lawrence reached Jobs Browx, Jr., who was a member of the Topeka Leg. islature, he organized a company of about sixty men and marched towards Liw rence. Arriving at Palmyra he learned of the sacking of the town, and the post tion of the people. He reconnoitered for a time iu the vicinity, but finally marched back towards 0awatoniie. The night before" rearhing that place, when only few miles away, they camped for the night. Old John Brown, who mu lilinauj was with the party, singled out, with him self, seven men. These he marched to point eight miles above the mouth of Pottawatamie creek, and called from thei beds at theireerresidences, at th hour of midnight, 041 teT24th of May, Allen Wilkinson, Wm. Sherman, Wm, P. Doyle, Wm. Doyle, and Drury Doyle. All were found the next morning, by the road side, or in the highway, some with a gash in their heads and sides, and their throats cut; others with their skulls split open in two places, with holes in their breasts, and hands cut off; and others had holes through their breasts with their fingers cut off. No man in Kansas has pretended to deny that Old John Brown led that murderous foray, which massacred those men. Up to that period not hair of Old John Brown's head, or that of any of bis sons, had been injured by the Pro- slavery party. It was rot until the 30th of August, three mouths after the Pottawatamie massacre that the attack was made on Osawatomie by the Pro-slavec forces and Fbedesick Baowu, a. sorof Old John, was killed. The truth of history require this state- men., u urown was a rn.yima.niac, 11 dates back anterior to Jiir; first visit to Kansas. OCT 1 he Democratic nominees for Shawnee county, are, for the Council, P. C Schutles, Esq., of Burlingame; for the House, Xol C K. Hoixidat of Topeka, aiid'N. P. CaSB of Auburn. ' '' " ' tST The post offices at Bogersvillc and Green Top, iu Doniphan county, and Unadilla in Pottawattamie county, have been discontinued,' The DexBocratio Stats Pursuant to cal1, the delegate to the Democratic State Convention met ia Lawrence, at IfillerV Hall, at 10 A. M, on Tuesday, the 25th' of October. The Convention was called to order" by Jo. P. Sloooh, of Leavenworth. Hon. G. H. Faibchild was chosen President, and B. P. Atebs, Secretary of the preliminary organization. The President, in pursuance of mo tion to that effect, appointed a Committee on credentials, of one from each council district, who were instructed to report t him the names of delegates prior to the opening of the afternoon session, to ena ble him to appoint Committee on per manent organization. The Convention adjourned till half past 1 P. M. Aftebsooh Session. As soon as the Convention was called to order, the Committee on credentials made their report. They reported dele gates present from the following counties: Leavenworth, Atchison, Doniphan, Ne maha, Jefferson, Jackson, Marshall, Ri ley, Pottawattamie, Chase, Shawnee, Cof fey, Wyandott, Johnson, Douglas, Frank lin, Lykins, Linn, Anderson, Allen, Bour bon, Dorn, McGee, Woodson and Wilson. They recommended that the counties not represented ia the Convention be repre sented and their votes be cast by the del egates from the counties in the same Sen, atorial district. Motions were made to amend the re port by making the Democratic vote of the State a basis for apportionment in fu ture State or Territorial Conventions ; al so, to amend that motion by making pop ulation the basis of representation. These motions were tabled, and the original re port adopted. The President then announced a Com mittee on permanent organization, of one from each Senatorial district, who were also to report rules for the government of the Convention and business for its ac tion. The Convention then took a recess for half an hour, to enable the Committee to act. The delegates meanwhile went into private caucus over the question of nominations. At 3 P. M., the Couvention resumed its sessions. The Committee on permanent organi zation reported: For President, G. H. Fairchild ; Vice Presidents one from each Senatorial district; Secretaries, B. P. Ayers, A. S. Deveuney, W. H. Gill, A. Jones, S. Medary. Also, that the rules of the Territorial Legislature be adopted for the government of the Convention. A he order of business was arranged as follows : The election of Governor, Lieut. Governor, Judges of the Supreme Court, Attorney General, Auditor, Treasurer, secretary of State, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Congressman, and del egates to the Charleston Convention. It was recommended that the votes be cast by counties and by ballot. A. J. Isaacs, of Leavenworth, moved to strike out that portion of the report refer- ing to the election of delegates to the Charleston Convention Mr. Isaacs condemned the election of such delegates as premature, as unbecom ing Kansas, which was not yet a State, to take the lead of the older States in send ing delegates to that Convention. Because the people had voted for the Constitution, we should not therefore say to Congress, accept it To nominate such delegates is a virtual admission by the Democracy that they desire admission. It was better for the harmony and success of the Dem ocratic party that Kansas should not be admitted. He was unwilling to trammel the party by outside issues, and hoped that portion of the report would be strick eu out. Au attempt to lay on the table Mr. Isaacs' motion failed, and it was then put and carried, the vote standing 35 for and 28 against tho motion. The report as amended was then adop ted. , It was moved that a Committee of five be appointed by the chair to draft and offer resolutions expressive of the political sense of the Convention. An umendment was offered to re-affirm the Tecumseh platform, as re-adopted at lopeka. This was objected to as containing mat ter now irrelevant to the political issues of the day. The amendment, however, was adopted, and the Tecumseh platform re-affiruied as the political faith of the Convention. The Convention proceeded to the nom mations. . A motion to take the vote viva voce failed. A. G. Otis and Wm. Stanly were appointed tellers, Mr. Henderson, of Linn county, nomi nated for Governor, Gov. S. Medabt.SW Douglas. Mr. Stanly nominated Hamp tos B. Dexmax, Esq., of Leavenworth Mr. Hawkins nominated C. K. Hoixidat, ot bfiawnee. - . Medary received 43 votes; Benman, 27: Hollidav. 10. Gov. Medary'g nomination was declared unanimous, and Committee appointed to inform him of his nomination. For Lieutenant Coventor, C. W. Blair nominated G. A. Cbawvokd, of Bourbon, Wm. McMath nominated Jso. P. Slwch. of Leavenworth, when Mr. Blair with drew Mr. Crawford's name. A. G. Otis nominated Hampton B. Den man, but his nam waa withdraws by the Leaven worth delegation, as he was not candi date for any other office than Governor. He had declined the nomination for Lieutenant Governor, before the ballot for Governor, although assured that if he would accept it ha would be nominated by acclamation. - Jso. P. Slouou was nominated by ac lamstinn, as the candidate for Lieutenant Governor. - Pending the nomination for Chief Jus tice, Gov. Medart, attended by the C09. mittee, entered the hall, and was received with loud applause. He was introduced to the audience by Mr. Davis, and re turned his thanks to the Couvention for the honor they had' conferred upon him, substance as followA ' '- ' ,' Mr. President mud Gentlemen of the Con vention: . I have not word to express my grate ful thanks to you for the honor you have conferred upon me to-day an honor the more grateful as it was given voluntarily and without solicitation on my part. I scarcely know how to address you on such an occasion. It has not been many months since I first made my appearance in the beautiful Territory of Kansas. I came with doubt as to my success in securing peace, but with a determination and will to perform my duty. I knew it was del icate if not dangerous ground to tread a poo. Tet when within less than a year I find myself nominated for Governor n ri der the State Constitution, it is more than I could ask. He characterized the Democratic party as a party of age, experience,' of hon-r and power. - In accepting this nomination, and re turning to you, gentlemen of the Conven tion, my thanks for the honor vou have conferred upon me, I will state that I ex pect to pursue the same line of strict duty in obedience to the laws, that has characterized my course in Kansas. I do not believe that men can do their duty without adhering to the laws of their country. I am doubly gratified at the nomination, in view of the fact that I found this Territory in a state of civil war, and in less than a year, we find peace everywhere, and prosperity starting up in every community. He referred to the escape of Brown and other disturbers of the peace from the Territory, and closed with saying that it was not an appropriate occasion for mak ing a political speech, but at some other time he should avail himself of that priv ilege, and returned again to the Conven tion his thanks for the nomination. Three hearty cheers were given for Gov. Me dary. 1 Mr. Stisson having been nominated for Supreme Judge, Mr. Isaacs stated that the Leavenworth delegation had re solved on asking for two offices and two only. It had been said they wished the lion's share of the nominations. This was not true. One of the persons they had sustained had been defeated. The other they would nominate when the time came, but they did not wish honors and offices they did not a-k for thrust upon them. Mr. Snriou's name was with drawn. Hon. Joseph Williams, of Bourbon, and Geo. W. Pdbkinb, Esq., of Leaven worth, were put in nomination. The ballot stood for Williams, 54 votes ; for Purkins, 27 votes. Judge Williams, hav ing a majority on the first ballot, was unanimously declared the candidate for Chief Justice. The Convention, on motion, took a re cess till 7 1-2 o'clock. Evening Session, The question of a basis for apportion ment was again called up and postponed On motion of W. H. Gill, the nomina tion of Associate Justices was suspended till after the nomination of Congressman, For Congress, G. A. Reynolds nominated R. S Stevens, of Douglas. Mr. Hender son, R. B. Mitchell, of Liun. J. T, Price, John A. Ualdebman, of Leaven worth. The ballot stood Halderman, 41; Mitchell, 35; Stevens, 5. Jno. A. Halderman, on the first ballot, having received a majority of Aha votes cast, his nomination was made unani mous. The order of business was further sus pended, to complete the nomination of State officers, prior to that of Associate J ustices. For Attorney General, the nominations were W. D. Wood, of Doniphan; 0 Thurston, of Allen; and Geo. W. Mil LER, of Lykins. - The first ballot no choice, the vote standing: Thurston, 39; Wood, 21; Miller, 18 Second ballot: Thurston, 40; Wood, 24; Miller, 11. Mr. Thurston was declared the nomi nee, and his nomination was made unani mous. At this stage of the proceedings, Mr. Halderman was introduced to the Con vention and returned his thanks in a brief and pertinent speech, pledging his earnest efforts in ' behalf of the success of the Democratic ticket. For Auditor, Joel K. Goodin, of Frank lin, received 51 votes; C. R. Dbbuxq, of Marshall, 25 votes. For Treasurer, R. L. Pease, of Atchi son, received 44 votes; Jakes E. Jones, of Bourbon, 32 votes. For Secretary of State, the first ballot resulted iu no choice: A. P. Walker, of Douglas, and John M. Giffen, of John . . At son, each bavTug 61 votes. Mr. Walker wad elee'ed on the se ballot, having 43 votes, and Mr. Giffen 34 votes. J. S. McGill, of Marshall, was nomi nated for Superintendent of Public In struction by acclamation. . R. B. Mitchell, of Linn, was nomi nated by acclamation for Associate Jus tice for the short term. Samuel A. Stinson and H. Miles Moore, of Leavenworth, were put in nomination for Associate Justice for the long term. On the first ballot, Stinson received 50 votes, Moore, 18. So Sam. A. Stinson was declared the nominee for Associate Justice. On motion of W. IL Gill, the Presi dent was authorized to appoint a State Central Committee of one from each Sen atorial district, within the next ten days, and to publish with the same the poet office address of each member. On motion, the Democratic vote cast at tbe preceding general election was made the bas:s ot apportionment Jor tuture Conventions. . Mr. Hawkins,, of Shawnee, offered a resolution, which was rulsd out of order by the chair, and received with hisses and j eries of "never," "never!" Mr. Hawkins motion was to strike out the first resolution of the Topeka plat form, which was re-affirmed to-day, and to insert tbe following: ResnloecL That wa re-affirm the Cincin nati platform as explained and understood during tbe campaign of 1856, defined in Buchanan's letter of acceptance and cosmj more recently enunciated by Stephen A. Douglas, the distinguished Senator from Illinois. Having thus refused to entertain any thing favorable to Senator Douglas, and having completed the business before tbe Convention, it was, on motion, adjourned tine die. ' JbrOd Brrali of Frmdom. Tk lew Terk IndLiaa "Little Osafe." Htatt, Kansas, Oct. 18, '59. Mr. Editor. : In the Linn county Her ald, just received, I find an article taken from your paper, dated Panli, K. T., and signed "Little Osage," in which reference is made to my letter from Washington city, dated August 3J, and an effort is made to accuse me of doing injustice to the New York Indians. If the writer of that article will again read my letter, he will find that I state that the returns of the re-survey of the Osagt Indian lands in Kansas, and also the survey of the north ern boundary of Vie Clutrdket neutral lands, had been received at the department, and be will see that I also stated that the ob ject of that survey was to give 320 acres to each of the New York Indians who are now upon the lands, under the provisions of the treaties of 1838 and 1842, and to segregate the residue of the reserve and declare it public lauds. I then go on to say, "as the Indians have made threats to drive out thS settlers, Ac," I do not sag the New Tork Indians ', for, when that let ler was written, I did not know that there was any trouble between the New York Indians aud the settlers on the Little Osage, and I never dreamed that less than fifty New York Indians would threaten to drive out thousands who are settled in the four counties upon the New York In dian lands ! ! ! But I did know that the hundreds of Osage warriors, and other tribes, had threatened to drive out the settlers ou Walnut Creek, and that several families had left and come up to Coffey and Anderson counties. When I said "the Indians," I had reference to the threats of the Osages and others, and not to the New York Indians, who, I believe. have rights which should be protected. If you will look at my letter you will find that it alludes to a determination to do justice to the Indian, and the settler also. I believe that the New York Indians should have all to which they are entitled by the treaties made with the General Government, and I am confident that have done as much to obtain for them their rights, as any other citizen of ; Kan sas ; yet, at the same time, I do not be. lieve that the General Government, for a few Indians, should keep the inhabitants of four counties in doubt as to their titles, but that the Government, after doing jus tice to the Iudian should let the settlers have their rights, and both can be done without interfering with the righto of each other. I do not allow my desire to do justice to tbe Indian aud settler in any way (1 "Little Osage" says,) to overbalance that of public interest I believe that the pub lic interest demands that the General Government should arrange, as speedily ss possible, with all the Indians in Kan sas, give them their rights, aud then open all the remainder of tbe Iudian reserva tions for settlement, (nd this applies to all Indian lands in Kansas.), and th benefit the Indian and open the country tor internal improvements, such as roads bridges and railroads ; and I do believ that this will be retarded by White iau- hawking or Indian threats, but will be accomplished by a union of the Indian and the white settlers, in efforts against the speculators and in favor of an arnica. ble settlement by treaty or act of Con gresa, so as to obtain the object that we all desire. In my letter I made no charge against any Indians. I only stated a fact, "that threats had been made," and by no fair inference can it be construed that charged the New York Indians with mak ing those threats; on the contrary, th threats came as I have stated, from an other quarter. W. F. M. ARNY. Judge Johnston at Fort Seen. Fobt Scott, Oct 18, '59. Dear Sib: The meeting here. Tester day, was largely attended notwithstanding tne inclemency of tbe weather. From the fact that court had just closed it ses sion, we feared that the attendance would be slim, and were surprised to see a largi ana enthusiastic gathering of the peopl all anxious to hear from the Democratic candidate for Delegate. Col Holliday opened the meeting in speech of about an hour, characterized by masterly ability, and convincing logic, showing bow completely Mr. Parrott had failed in bis official career to secure to Kansas any of her just claims upon the Uenersl Government He was followed by Judge Johnston in a two hours' speech, in which tbe course hi opponent, while in Congress, was courteously but scathingly reviewed. Hi anomalous and undecided position was dwelt upon forcibly and pertinently, and tbe 'modest assumption of Mr. P. that bis position and influence were so iav portent as to lead to a joint crusade against him and the people he represented, by the President, Senate, and head of Depart ments, was treated with that caustic irony tor which Judge Johnston is so remark. able. , He wound up with an eloquent illus tration of the duties of a delegate as theaL. agent and representative of the people, transacting their business, and securing or attempting to secure their right. Several of the audience who, previous ly, had been zealous Parrott men, came out warmly for Judge Johnston, after listening to his dignified and conclusive arguments, and are now doing all they can for our candidate. The Herald or Freedom is extensive- circulated throughout this region of country and is doing good service for the Judge "Hang out the banner, on the outer wall the cry is, still they come." lours truly, CfT On'ocr first page will be (bund the detail of news from Harper's Ferry, Ya., relative to Brown' attempt at negro in surrection. Wear indebted, chiefly, to the Leavenwoith Herald for the dispatch es which we have clipped from it col iims. ' f'. CIRCULAR; To the Voters of the Fifth Judicial District Fellow-Citizens or the Fifth Judi cial District : At the earnest solicita tion of a number of gentlemen, members of the Bar and others, without distinction of party, I have consented to become an ndependent candidate for Judge of this district; and, in doing so, I have but few words to say, as I have for many years doubted the propriety of a candidate for a judicial position, stumping the country for office and appealing to party friends and party prejudices for his support No fact has been plainer, than that par tisan feeling is most dangerous and bane ful when it invade the domain of tbe Judiciary. When party strife runs high, and political favors are conferred upon rerons who have been most forward in advancing the interests of tbeir respective parties, a party nomination is understood to be a reward for those services on the "Tie hand, and a pledge on the other, that tbe position shall be used for partisan ben efit. Laws will be construed and legal principles twisted from their proper bear ing, so that party interests may be sub served. .Such is the inevitable tendency of involving the Judiciary in the heat and broil of party politics, interfering with the impartial weighing of the merits of cases for adjudication, and with unswerving ad. herence to the law and the testimony. The Judiciary is the safeguard of the (HMiple against hasty, ill-advised or cor rupt legislation the tribunal to which the most lowly may appeal for the protection of their rights, without suffering from the peril of partiality or favor. The Judge should therefore owe his election to the people and not to party. He should not hare even the weight of a party nomina. tion, or exclusive party support brought to bear upon him after his election, but be perfectly free to decide every question that may come before him, without first calculating its effect upon his political friends. He should ignore politics before 91 well as after election, and base his claims for support upon his ability, learn ing, integrity and fitness for the position to which he aspires. Such, my fellow-citizens, is my frank and out-spoken opinion in reference to an elective J udiciary. Deprecating, as I do, the prostitution of that office as a reward for party favors, and protesting against entering upon a contest for it, through the usu il doubtful routine of packed party caucusses, I present my name to you for your suffrages, and shall thank you for your support, irrespective of your political predilections. It is scarcely necessary to add that, if elected, I shall, to the best of my ability, labor to serve the interests of the whole people, and administer justice with promptness and impartiality. To those who are unacquainted with met personally, I will state that it is now near ly five years since I located in Kanspj, and during that time I have devoted my self exclusively to the practice of my pro fession with what success, I leave to the citizens of Lawrence (among whom I have resided,) to say. JAMES CHRISTIAN. fa' Ot Ilfrald of rviom. Bcrlinoame, Oct. 14tb, 1859. Mb. Editob : There areln my mind a few queries relating to the Wyandott Constitution in connection with the west ern Territory cut off by that instrument, that I should like to have answered. First, It is reported that there is three or four thousand majority against the Con stitution in the Rocky Mountain region ; what Constitution is this they have re jected, their own or ours ? Second, If they have not voted on our Constitution, had tbey uot a clear right to do so ? Had wa any legal right to frame a constitution cutting off that dis trict, and by so doing, cut it off from a vote on the same ? It strikes me we had no such power. It is still an integral por tion of the whole, und had a right to be heard through the ballot-box on this, aa well as all other questions. If their late election was on the adop tion or rejection of a constitution designed for a new State, and it proves true that it was rejected by the large vote named, ia it not tantamount to a vote against our Constitution ? I think it is. Is it not fair presumption that they would hav: shown the same opposition to having their district cut off ? If they have been denied the right to vote on the Wyandott Constitution, will it not be a sufficieut reason for Congress to reject it ? It ap pears to me it will, and that the act will be justified by the country at large. And now word as to the policy of the Senate in this matter. May not that body reason in this way : If we accept that in. strument with it present boundaries, we cut off a populous district, and oua that hf fast increasing in numbers, so much so that before the close of the present long sess.oa it will have time and will most undoubtedly do so to frame a constitu tion and apply for admission before the end of the session with the requisite pop ulation, and we should be obliged to re ceive tbem, thna adding six fZSTin 'the coming Presidential contest I think they will take the responsibility of rejecting the present instrument, and ought to do to, in my opinion, for the rea sons nsmd above, if no other. Truly l"ye-ura. - - . J ' OCT The last number of the Conneaut- ville. Pa., Courier, a Republican newspa per, published.on the day of election in that State, givesirjrcatiouc.-that jaen not worthy of office are sometimes put up by parties for the support of the people in that region. It says : i "Now-a-days, with a large portion of community, conscience and duty are ig nored, and he who can best serve a few aspiring individuals, or command a moo.- ied influence, i tbe one most likely to succeed, as a people we ignore our rights, and prostitute our manhood and indepen dence to secpre the election of partisans who, in many instances, are as destitute . . . . - of principle and character as they are of conscience and common sense. Not till oar officers are chosen for their fitness and capability alone, will the b-dlot-box be come what it was designed to be the bulwark of civil and religious liberty." . C3r The Raw tribe, at present, number 1,035,200 lew than last year. Charleston, 25th. The preliminary examination of il.. prisoners commenced this morning before the Magistrate's Court. At half past tea o'clock the Sheriff was directed to bring in mo prisoueia, wuu woio conuueted from the jail under a guard of eighty armed men. 1 A guard was also stationed around the Court House, and bayonets are bristling on ail side. Chas. G. Harding, Attorney for the county, is assisted by Andrew Hunter counsel for the commonwealth. The prisoner were brought iu Gen. Brown and E. Coppie being manacled to! ether. Brown aeemed weak and hag gard, with hia eyes swollen from the effect of the wounds on his bead. Coppie i, uninjured. - Stevens seemed less injured than Brown, but looked haggard aud de pressed. There are a number of wounds on the head of each. John Copeland is a bright mulatto, about 25 years of age. Green is a dark mulatto, and about 30 years of age. s Sheriff Campbell read the commitment. Tbe prisoners were charged with treason and murder. Mr. Harding, Ststes Attor. ney, asked that the court might assign counsel for the prisoners if tbey had nue. The court inquired Tf the prisoners had cune, when Brown addressed the court as follow : "I did not ask for any quarters when I was taken I did not ask to have my life spared. The Governor of the State of Virginia tendered me his assurance that I should have a fair trial, and under no cir cumstances whatever will I be able to at tend to a trial. "If you seek my blood, you have it any moment without the mockery of a trial I have had no counsel ; I have not been able to advise with one. I know nothing about the feelings of my fellow-prisoners, and I am unable to attend, in any way, to my own defense. My memory don't serve me, and my health is insufficient, although improving. There are mitigat iug circumstaoces, if an impartial trial 's to be allowed, that I would urge in our favor ; but if we are to be forced with a mere form of a trial to execution, you might spare yourselves that trouble. I am ready for my fate I don't ask a trial I beg for no mercy of a trial, no insult nothing but that which conscience gives cowardice would drive you to practice I ask to be excused from the mockery of a trial I do not know what the design of this examination is ; I do not see what is to be the benefit of it to the Common wealth. I have now little to ask other than that I be not foolishly insulted as cowardly barbarians insult those who fall into their power." The court assigned Chas. J. Faulkner and Lawson Botts as counsel for tho pris oners. After consulting the prisoners Hr. F. addressed the court, stating that he de nied the right of the power used by the court in assigning counsel for the prison ers, and that he could not, under any cir cumstauces, enter upon tbe defense of these prisoners on this short notice, as it would indeed be a mockery of justice. Mr. Botts said that he did not feel it his duty to decline the appointment of the court. Aa Indian Sate. We have, at different times, heard ru mors to the effect that civilized Indians of Kansas, were endeavoring to nrike a treaty with tbe Cherokee, whereby the whole of these scattering tribes should be consolidated with that Nation, and that then they should apply for admission into the Union as a State. The Cherokees have loug been consid ering the question of their admission as a State, but a uuiou of the Kansas tribes with them, has but lately been mooted. It certainly would be very beneficial to the Indians themselves, as tbeir present position in Kansas is anything but a de sirable one; and we believe that it would bo equally advantageous to the United States. The expense of agents annui tiesand of protecting them from en croachments by while settlers is at pres ent very heavy, and in the event of their combining under one bead, and a common government, this would be very consid erably diminished. Tbe fertile and val uable reserves, now held by the Wyan dotts, Delaware, Shawnees and other tribes, would then be thrown open to set tlement, and would add greatly to the wealth and prosperity of the future State of Kansas. Millions of acres of the very finest lands in this Territory are now ly ing idle, affording nothing but hunting ground for the lay savages, who squan der their annuities in gambling, or for whiskey. Their residence here will al ways be a dead weight on Kansas, and a source of annoyance to themselves. Fort acott Uemocrat. Eadera, ' We understand that our fellew towns man, Mr. John P. Hattersheidt,ha nearly completed the splendid Bridge at tbe above place across the Wakarusa. The road from Kansas City to Lawrence, will run through this flourishing little town. Eudora wa laid out by a company of Germans from Chicago, and bids fair to be a considerable business point The bridge is 174 feet long, one of Howe's. Trestle Bridges, and reflect much credit uuon tbe builder. Wa were surprised to learn that the town contains about 150 houses. snd has a mayor, in the person of Mr. T. lienor, it has a good sawmill with plenty of timber near at hand. Leaven worth Register. BeaBdarf. Th survey of the northern boundary line of Kansas, as completed, shows the tout longtn or tne line from tbe Missouri river to tbe summit of the Rocky Moun tain to be five hundred and fifty-four miles. Distance in the Mountains, twenty-five mile. The line run parallel with, and very near tbe Republican, Dearly the whole distance, the surveying party hav ing to camp but a single eight without wood and water. Lea . Herald. Brack nridfe Oomntr. The Republican nominee of Brecken- ridge county are, For Representative. SteDhen G. Elliott: Probate Judge, A. J. Mitchell: Reiristrv of Deeds, J. R. Swallow: Treasurer. R. W. Stevenson: Sheriff. Elisha Goddard: Connty Clerk, Robert Parham, Jr.; Coun ty Attorney, 8. L. Keuyoo ; Coroner, R. W. Cloud; County Surveyor, H. 8. Sleep- er; Bupt of Schools. Leroy Cranda I. We learn that the strength of th military force now stationed at point west of us, are at Fort Riley, four com panies of Dragoon, and two of Infantry: at Fort Kearney, three of Infantry, and two of Dragoons, with expected addition soon at both place. There are over two thousand horse now in tbe Government stables at Fort Riley. Kansas City Jour nal. Free RaUflows Meenac. ' The "Society of Religious Progress" will bold it weekly meeting at 7 o'clock next Sunday evening, October 30th, in Liberty Hall, over Stearns' store. Question for examination, "What is the true idea of the Christian Church 7" All persons present will be permitted to take part in the discussion. The public are invited to attend. ti7 J. L. McDowell, of Leavenworth, is the Republican nominee for the Coun cil for that county. .-f - -.