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1 r 1 1 Sft licmsas t)tcf. OZ. MILLER, EDITOR. "WEITE CLOUD, KASSAS: Tharsday, :.: t : : : Jane 11, 1837. THE LAin SALES. The Bales commenced on Wednesday, the third of Jane, and concluded on Tees- day, the ninth occupying jnvt one week. Everything pawed off remarkably peace ably, with the exception of several small "krimmages." We venture to say that "0 body of land has teen so near wholly ocenpied by claimants, as were the Iowa ' Trust Lands. Eveiy quarter and frac tion cad its claimant, who secured his land at the appraised value, save several unimportant fractions towards the ex treme West of the lands. Many arans ing incidents occurred at the sales. To secure a claim at its appraised value, the settler Lad to reside on his claim, and consequently be a Qizcn of the Connfy ia which it was situated ; and when his claim was bid off, he was required to atate the County of his residence. Some, by being too honest, or too dumb, or not posted, came near losing their claims. One stated his residence to be Richardson County, Nebraska; another, Flatte Coun ty, Missouri ; and another declared that he lived in Iowa Point County ! Each ettler had -to "prove up," on the day before hu land was offered for sale that Is. be was required to slate Lis improve ments, and have a witness to verify hi statement. One requirement was, that each bouse should 'have a good roof on U. A few days before the sales, two J young men bad taken up adjoining laims, and put up ' sod houses. Oue of thera had a roof on bis house, and the Other had none. The settler with a roof, went, one day, to "prove up;" and while be was gone, the other took the roof and put it upon his own house, and went, the ext day, and "proved tip" on it ! In his way, both settlers. got thoir claims, by means of the same roof! Another "citiren xf Brown County," in "proving tip." certified that bo had a cabin of split logs, with a window in it, and was covered with a roof split from log. It turns out, that his cabin was a pen built of rails, with a small piece sawed out of one, for a window, and a few rails laid ver the top, for a roof. lie might asj well have certified, also, that the house was fit for a family to live in meaning family of bogs !- During the sales, ftrown County was found to contain an immense population ; bat immediately afterwards. Brown Conn ty men were seen to leave by the boat load 1 Such an array of darted cabin as can be seen ia Brown County, we presume, was never met wun, in any couBtry. during the ravages of the worst war, famine, or pestilence. If Gold smith could come back to earth, and take ttroll over Brown County, he would regret that be wrote bis '-Deserted Vil lage," at the sight of a so much more xtcssive tbeu:t ! A Chance fob Mechanics. There is bow an excellent opening at this place. Tor mechanics of every . calling. Those who come new, can secure cheaper prop erty, and establish a better run of custom, than thost'who may come several years bene. A blacksmith's shop is now going up, and a wagon shop is talked of, but if not yet a settled fact. A Shoe maker, a Tailor, a Tinner, or a Saddler, could do a '.hriving business. There is excellent clay here, for brick-making, but we do not know bow it would answer for crockery-ware indeed, we are un acquainted with the qualities necessary to be possessed by clay, to fit it for such work ; but if freedom JVom pebbles is any recommendation, there can be found no better, in that respect, on the globe. If it were submitted to a competent judge, and found to answer the purpose, we believe a potter might do an immense business at this point. A pottery, in this part of the country, is a thing un known ; and any one who night estab lish such an institution, would find a large sale for his wares, as Tnere wouid be rv immense scope of country to supply. Mechanics, by coming here, would not enly drive a flourishing trade of their own, but would add greatly to the busi ness of the place. This fact is easy of demonstration. Settlers living miles back in the country, usually transact aa much business aa possible in one trip ; and generally, when one starts for a trad ing point, he is employed to procure a cargo of articles of every description, for his various neighbors. Should be have ob of tailoring, ahoemakingor tinning, Wfclt Cloud would be out of the ques tion, ifNo such tradesmen could be found here ; c L as a matter of course, some 'ctisr placl more fortunate in this respect, would be lfisited. And when once there, these people, as a natural consequence, n eu'W juii uacu um t,ms vi uii'i chandiseX groceries, provisions, etc., all' cf wbichf they would have preferred to purchase Qa White Cloud, bad they not Wo comr&led to"0 elsewhere for the -oiar articled, in demand. It is plain to .... li. .. .. .t WW ee,uai u aiiKeiue micro ui mo a vwu orupany and fcur business men, td favor the settlement f mechanics at this point 5T There isWtnan living out on the Vxno, weo wears a oeu ai uis km, iu ' " frvubled to find himself, when "VTEI.TE CLOUS 8 ATE! v1" We have the extreme pleasure, this week, of announcing that White Cloud's "head is all right" she is "out of the woods," and no thanks to her enemies for it. At the Land Sales, on Satnrday. every part, parcel and fraction of land was purchased, and legally transferred to a person appointed by the Company, ea their agent, for holding all lands belong ing to the town fife. Those wishing to settle here, can now cast off all doubts in regard to securing a good title to their property, for good and nndipputable ti tles can at any time, be piyrn. The rL feet of this is seen, even' before ikfrmx" are closed. Buildings are being contrsc- ted for in large numbers, and the snpply of workmen is found to fall far short of the demanc, as may be plainly seen, wlien one master workman alone advertises for ten hands. When it is taken into consideration, what nnmerons difficulties were thrown in the way of White Cloud, the glorious consummation which has just been effect ed, is still a grenter matter for rejoicing. And all these difficulties were created by jealous rivals, whom self-respect and mag nanimity should have prompted to more honorable doings. A.nest has been kept warm, in which were harbored reptiles and vermin, whose highest ambition seemed t.i be to throw obstacles in the way of White Cloud. A gang has been kept on the alert, ready to shove them selves in as arbiters, in every .matter of dispute, in which White Cloud had the least pittance at stake ; and a decision against the interests of this place,. was a forgone conclusion. And to back their decisions, a mob of ruffians has been kept within hailm distance, to threaten with violence any who might refuse to bow to the dictates of this grand tribunal of sa gos, and to execute their threats, when they were sure that no resistance would be offered. Weak-minded and tractable men, who, in a manner, were living on the gratuity of the Town Company, wer" bribed to violate contracts and betrav confidence, thereby jeopardizing the pros pects of securing the to;vn site. And to1 give additional drench to the opposition, lorltay-Luriards of the Smr wen found. who Lad grown fat by picking holes in rotten carcasses, who sold their aid and counsel to the enemies df the place ; and they were the only ones who profited pe cuniarily in the operation, for they suc ceeded in fleecing the scamps wbp em ployed them. But all these operations availed nought. Every scheme was ferreted out, and every plan scattered to the winds. The Town Company had a critical matter in hand, and they deserve great credit for the man ner in which they performed their duty. It has been, in this case, 'as it ever is in dibhonorable transactions the, force of tho blow has fallen upon the beads of those who aimed it. A tremendous blow was made and kept up against White Clond, and untold pains taken to pro claim its insignificance ; until at length strangers began to wonder why so great a fuss was made about so small an object they examined closely, and findingnoth ing whatever to recommend tho paradise of tljese declaimeis, they naturally con cluded that White Cloud mnht possess some merit to excite their spleen ; accor dingly, they came to see the place, and immediately perceived where the sour grapes hung. The result is, many of the best men and largest capitalists in the Union are interested here, and White Cloud has not a dark cloud banging over; her, but has a brilliant prospect before' her, which can only be dimmed by the folly of those who have a control over her little and destinies. Sale of Tows Lots. The White Cloud Town Company have set the fourth of July next, as the day upon which the sale of lots at public auction will take place. There will be a grand celebra tion on the same .day. A number of distinguished speakers will be present on this occasion. There will no doubt be a fine time and a great gathering ; and those attending can accomplish a two-fold purpose to celebrate our National Birth Day, and secure valuable property at one of the most desirable points on the Mis souri. Here will be a chance for great bargains, as lota, at the coming sale, will, without doubt, be sold much lower than they can be purchased at any future time. i Sock it to Them ! In another part of our paper will be found a piquant letter from a lady correspondent, in reply to the bachelor complaints contained in the letter of bur Oregon correspondent, last week. She lays down the " conditions of the sale," without reserve. We believe she is right. If they don't get wives now, they are slow to take a hint. tW Ten good Carpenter are wanted at White Cloud, immediately. See the advertisement. . ". KAXSAS POLITICS. -The. election ia nigh at band, and still everything ia a quiet as Summer even ing Appearances indicato that peace will continue to reighu, aa the people seem disposed to pursue a different and more honorable course tlian has charac terized former political contests in the Territory. The only dissatisfaction man ifested at thia atate of things is exhibi ted by editors at a distance, who have heretofore been the principal cause of all our difficulties, and now, indignant that the people should determine to take an honorable course, are attempting again kindle the fires of disc ord, by ill timed appeals to passion and prejudice, that they, may reap a barvest from the misfortunes of others. Political matters m the Territory, ex hibit rather a strange aspect In the States, each political party, upon the eve of an election, eems anihitiona to out blow their opponents, as to their glori ous prospects ; but here the thing is re versed, and each party secins desirous of convincing the' country that they stand no chance whatrvcr, and that their op- nnenta have everything their own way. I Read a Tro-Slavery paper, and yo- are 1 . told that the Abolitionists are swarming into the Territory by myriads, and that oy mynaiis, nnu ui.-ii there are no hopes for the Pro-Slavery men Kansas must come in as a Free State. Then, turn to a Free State paper. and yon leain that the Bonier Ruffians have everything cut and dried for their own benefit that Kansas lm been marked out for Slavery, and that their only plan is to abstain from any participation in the election, thereby refusing to recog nize the authority by which Kansas ts to be subjected to Slavery. In one respect, the Pro-Slavery ppers speak truly there is an overwhelming majority of Free State men in the Ter ritory, and tho advantage on their side is increasing every day. e believe we may safely assert that there are ten Free State men to one Pro-Slavery man in Kansas ; and therefore, it seems remark ably strange to Us, that they draw back, and utterly refuse to do anything for them selves. They give a reason for thin, jt is true ; but it fs no valid reason. It must be confessed, that their enemies have reason to charge that they refuse to vote, lest the question of Free Kansas should be settled, and thereby they should hereafter lose their claim to bo called martyrs of Freedom When men have a professedly desired object within their grasp, and refuse to hold it, no other reason can be conceived for their conduct. In addition to their inaction, there has another spirit crept among the Free State men. which never fails to destroy those ' who harbor it among them, no matter how strong thoy may be. We allude to dissension, bickering, quarrel ling, division and jealousy among hem selves. A quarrel is at present going on at Lawrence, which bids fair to wax hot ter thnn any which thry have heretofore carried on with their Pro-Slavery oppo nents'. Bnowv, of the Herald of Free dom, Gov. Rodissos, and others, are ths prominent actors in this fend. Brown seems to have incurred the ill-will of the Free State leaders generally, and they are coming upon him jhick. with proofs that he has attempted to sell out the Free State party, and slander its leaders ; while he, in t.irn. retaliates upon them ; and so they have it, beautifully. j When Kansas ex:,item',nt has.had its rnn, and an impartial history is written of her wronsrs aud snfferings, those who permitted their feelings to be carried away, in times of high political ex citement, by sympathy for ' certain self-constituted Free State champions, will at length learn that all the true friends of Freedom were not congre gated ' about LiwT'nee and Topeka ; and they will turn in disgnst from con templating: the manner in which profess- friends of Freedom attempted to prosti tute its sacred name to their own per sonal gain and self aggrandizement. . XiyThe Strawberries are begining to ripen on the hills and prairies. By the time they are pone, raspberries and black berries will be on hand ; then will come gooseberries, plums and grapes ; after which, the hazel nuts will be ready for cracking. Tho good timo is coming. But these are not the only delichtfnl things in this country. The black snakes, bull-snakes, and rattle-snakes, and similar innocent play-things, which are so plentiful hereabouts, are out in all their glory. They may be trodden on at almost any time, in the streets and door-yards sometimes they visit the insides of the bouses ; and occasionally one is sociable enough to creep in bed, for a snooze 1 What do they care, whether Kansas becomes a Free or a Slave State ? . Xylf those who have been co.mplain ing cf cold weather, for the past several months, "have not found it warm enough, for a few days past, they wQl have to go farther South. The weather is awful on fat people we bavo seen several re cently, who resembled human statues ia grease. 2T Senator Bctlek, of South Caroli na, is dead. It is a singular coincidence, that the assailant of Senator Srmt, and the one on whose account the assault was made, have both died witMn six months of each other, and within a year after that unhappy affair transpired. Hone Thieves Caught and Shot. On Wednesday night four valuable horses were stolen from the stable of the NationaHIotel at Lecompton.' At an early hour on Thursday morning the own ers thereof started in pursuit of the thieves, and after keeping np the ch&g until next afternoon, came upon them at Plymouth, near the Nebraska line. Knowing that the thieves were armed, the owners of the horses stolen, armed '.hem selves with double barrelled shot guns, well loaded with buck. shot. The chase was kept up some eight miles North of the town, when the thieves, seeing their chance of escape was a dexperate oue. jKBPrg advanced near them, fired ilreir re- wheeled ineir iiorscs, ana as ttieir pur volvers, bnt missed their men. Thry were immediately fired upon ia return, and all brought to the ground. So j. id I were the horses stoleu, they iraius iiately stopped on losing tlieir rulers. ' 1 hi-v ' were brought ba k by their ovner. who! knowing that the comitiy was infvste.l with horse thieve of the same gang, lil ! not stop to bury the roblnm. The prompt manner in whhdi the pm-suit was inaile. -nd the sail aud (em-fid termination of the career of the thieves, will, we tlimk. , frive a beneficial effect upon the thieving portion of the coinmuniiy uear Leyomp- .on. an.i .r P" ; morning, whn rettin-J-np time arrived. tion-erV fee. We cannot boast that one lowed it i. too flow; and he who i. so obfti deprat.ons. T lie great numU,-of horVes, - - - P ..L c,.nA ; ... . nate as to folTow it. Wt neels dr. out a !.- stolen, and tho fh lf the ilepre la- tions of the tliiev.T eAirv. b ive nronio-' .... w . - . . ted the citixenn to adopt a more prompt method of meting out justice to the cu!- "- n -j jprua. MM wwnij aim u. Having no iails, anl bnt luuite I mean of confininc culprits for trial, the community are but poorly provided with the means of! defen'-e ; and while we cannot but regret the necessity ol the case, yet we cannot disapprove of the method of punishment. The desperate defence of these thieves, is but another proof of their murderous chsracter, and the sooner tho country is cleared, of them the better, whether by due process of Law, or the more prompt action of Judge Lynch. Lea.tnworth Journal. By the circulation of such stuff as the above, the people of the East are horrified by awful stories of murder and Lynch- law in Kansas. We venture to s y, that nine-tenths of the Kansas blood-and- thnniler stories circulated abroad, are just about as truthful as the horrible part of the abov Now, e have the whole story from a person who was present when this catastrophe came off. The horses were stolen, and the owners went :n pursuit. They came upon the thieves at Plymouth, when our Informant volun teered to assist themin recovering their property. Several miles above the town. the thieves were so closely pursued that they abandoned their horses, and took to a thicket. Our informant ran to the op posite side of the thicket, to head the thieves, in case they should attempt to escape in that direction, expecting, of course, that the owners of thff horses 'wrrald push after the; thieves. After willing for sun? tirnand seeing noth ing of thiaves op pursuers, he retnrncl to the place where he had left his two com panions, and found them sitting outside of the thicket, afraid to venture in. When he approached them, they made the courageous observation "I tell Von, it would be a mighty dangerous buness to go in there after those follows I" They recovered their horses, and returning home, no doubt told a great tale of their own prowess and .tanner oeeil. woryler they wouldn't stop to Lnry the thieves ! It is indeed true, thit Kansas has been, and still is, infected with horse thieves; and more is the disgrace, when we consider the guise in whi-h they came here. Taking advantage of an intense politial ex'-itement. they came avowedly for the purpose of fighting in defence of their several cars', but in reality, they came for the pnrpo'e of plunder. One Sivarm followed Lane. nder the sacred banner of Freedom ; and another horde came with the Southern le.vlers, un ler f ro-fclavery rotors. V a no not say that all who came, were on that errand ; bnt it is an undeniable fact, that both armies wereinfeted with such vermin, who disgraced the causes in which they were severally enlisted, .and carried on their depredations robbing not only their enemies of the opposite party, but practicing their outrages npon friends as well as foes. We know some as good Free State men as can be found in Kan sas, who, being out unarmed, had their horses stolen Jiterally from under them, phy armed Wen, whom they had seen in Lane's camp, and knew them to belong to his band. And we have heard of sim ilar acts committed by men of the other party. When political capita, North and South, manufactured out of proceed ings in Kansas, ceases to be profitable, people abroad will, obtain an entirely different view of matters out here. Dr. Eddy. Hon. Nobjux Eddy, Com missioner of Sales of Indian Lands, made himself hosts of friends, during the late sales, among the settlers on the Iowa Trust Lands. . By his gentlemanly bear ing, and obliging disposition, be cannot fail to make friends everywhere. He did everything in bis power, to the extent that his sworn duty would allow him, to ac commodate the settlers, and let them have their claims at the appraised value, and will ever be gratefully reae inhered by them. He has given general satisfaction, and hu not, as far as we can learn, made a single enemy. Shonld opportunity ev er offer, we doubt not that every settler would hasten to testify Lis appreciation of Dr. Eddy's efforts in their behalf, in a substantial manner. ' Jt'"A bit of the wax with which a ma? s doom wss sealed, was lately pick- f"p t Waxbaws, South Carolina. - A Ci.ai for Pitt. The New Lucy, one of the Lightning Line of Packets running from Jefferson City to Weston, ia a large aad fine boat, capable of ac commodating quite a large number Of passengers, but she baa not state rooms for tLem all, when their number" is seven or eight hundred, as Was the case the latter part of last March. During that trip, a large majority of th ladies and gentlemen were compelled to sleep on matrasses placed on the floors of the re spective cabins. Among the roomless rnes, were a loving couple from Hoosier dom, who, we understood, bad only been married about six months, and who were constantly hugged op together, and were a laughing stock for the other pas sengers. The first night of the trip, at bed time, the gentlemen. were all ordered out of the ladies eahin. and the -loors closed. When the bustle of going to the highest bidder, the next d ty. our ad bed h l subsided, the door to the ladies' i vantages are not gret enough to make cabin slid slowly back, and in crept Mr. the lot hrinij less than was offered for if, j TToosier. hunting for his wife. Rome of .h" women disi-overed him, and com- tn n refr),Ht. But in the 4 inir hiiiimiuiii hi nn-inj:""v . . tt't ',,3iiinu ... ..... the tall, hnk form of ih H-visier siowlv , . j rising nmon? the rest. Iik'rr.iru from t1l(t e j JU u , n,Tep1c j ; ,.wp. Iie grave! II lia 1 sivceele I in creep -,t v.,, - ' "i i by the power of instin-t. h i 1 found his . wife! The nevt nizht he tried it asrain : bnt thia time the ladles privately ent information- to th Clerk, who arriv'ed jnst as the fellow had snnply disposed of. himself for the nitrht. and moved him with a rapidity that would have been!ln!rM from ,nreo bonrs to a whole day sufficient to '"jerk him out of his breech es" if he had had any on 1 The oor fellow slunk away, complaining that it was "d d hard if a man wasn't allowed to" sleep with his wife any more !" Semjno Whiskey to Indians. We had thought that persons were forbidden by law. from selling intoxicating drinks to th Indians ; bnt if there is such a law, there is no attention paid to it in these parts. On Tnes lay of last week, a party of over a hundred Sacs pasd through here, and proceeded to a small town be low here, where they encamped over nij;ht During that time, they procured as much whiskey as they wanted, when they had a regnlar spree and war-dance, and 'the next day started for their homes. When they reached this place, they were so drnnk, that many of them could not keep on their horses. Thoe who conM keep their saddles, went their way yelling, and the balance dismounted, and lay about the streets until they sobered off. greatly to the dismay of women and cbi'dren nearly all the men being absent at the Land Sales. These poor Indians have heretofore been harmless creatures; but sad experience has of late tansrht the peo ple of some places in the North-West, that these apparently inoffensive beings may sometimes be di irea or tempted tq rr-at atwitie. II a I thee Sacs taken devilment into tlnir head, they could have carried it out, with scarcely ny re sistance. I'" there is a law of the kind which we have alluded to, it shonld le enforced ; if there is not, tho people ef the West know how to redress grievances which the law is invleqn.ite to reach. lj such proceeding are justifiable in any cise. se'iin wlii-ikey to Indians would cdearly come under that bead. A Modkrx Preachkr. Minister of the jjopel were frfnie-ly supposed to he men poor in worldly poods ; and an old book tell n of o"e who "ha I not vhere to lav his hea l." But th tim" for snch things is passing away. We mentioned, last week, that ministers, like everylioly else in Kansas, were in fir speculation and why should they not attempt to ac qnire sufficient means, to live at ease, as well as other people? B it soma things look worse in a minister of the gospel than in worldly men. For instance, when we hear a manreach with all the fervency of a genuine christian, and with in a few days afterwards hearbim offering any man fifty dollars who will whip, or any one five hundred who will bang, a person whom he has conceived to have dealt nnfairly with him, we begin to lose confidence in his piefy And. when we know that the laws of the country forbid a man who has pre-empted on Indian or Government land in on one part of the Territory, from pre-empting, as soon a he secures a title to his claim, on similar land in another part of the Territory when this minister knows it, and has bad his memory refreshed, by bearing it pro claimed from the auctioneer's stand and knowing this, when we bear him offering one hundred and fifty dollars to poor young men, if they will violate this law, that be may derive the benefit of their crime, we cannot but think that the gos pel has been journeying from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fallen among thieves. We have known such cases. Spapldixo House. Mr. 8rACUnto contemplates shortly making aa exten sive addition to bis Hotel, in this place, and fitting it op to accommodate the pub lic in the best style. - His present house, built to meet the wants of White Cloud, when her prospects were rather gloomy, is found to be entirely inadequate for that purpose, at the present day ; therefore be has determined to put op a building, and make arrangements to afford the best ac commodations to travellers aad boarders. In the meantime, be it still on band, and can "man age to make room for all who may give htm a call. Adtastaoh sot PosaEasu bt Worn CljOCD. We shall ever take pleasure in setting forth the advantages of White Cloud, in every respect ; but candor com pels ns to admit that there are numerous advantages possessed by other places, which are denied to White Cloud. Other points may have something to boast of and they do boast. But we are magnanimous, and will acknowledge the corn. Ltst ns. speak of snme of these ad vantages. To begin when a piece of property ia hold here, for a certain snm. White Cloud does not. possess anmVieOt advantages to inertatt the value of that property, six mtinths afterwards, to Over r. hundred dollars less than was paid for it, after some .fifty dollars' worth of im provement has been made upon it. If a certain amount is offered lor a lot here, and in refusal, but the lot is put np to , the diy before, an 1. after all. to hare it j kno- ke l off to the owner, who makes cler giin, (out of po ket.) of the anc- town, and see a boit in the river nt Any time, b'ans .K- ! 'i n ii,iazr-n Ifl "rj hind in? so poor, that a boat sn ' hove off soon as .he h .rcomnlUhe.1 , . , h purpose 'or whi.-h she landed ; whde ome 0,ber places can always hoist of presence of a boit. hecanso nature has i Wn Partial to them, th-t whenever one attempts to land, she so effectually rnnR aground on sand-bars, that it re- to spar her off. And another great dis advantage to White Cloud i. that she does not possess citizens so energetic and devoted to her interests, that they will destroy every copy of a paper they can find in town, because it happens to be published in a town of winch they are jealous. We might enumerate many other disadvantages, bnt surely no oue could ask a further exercise of our candor, as it miht utterly destroy the prospects of our town 1 What Has He Donb? The New York fftrold has come out in favor cf Millard Fillmore, and nominates him ior itie i resiiiency, in I Alter en during abuse and shnderrdoring the late I residential campaign, such as has rarely i . . . titt-n meieu out to mortal man, we should like to know what FIllmore has done, that be shonld be visited by this last and direst calamity of all f Whitb Cuicd City Company. The following are the names of tlie officers of the Company : President JatEs Fosteu, Esq. Secretary ATT.INO), Ell), . ' Treimrer-Drill. W. Peter. norsE, Stox asd Ornamental Paint ino. Persons desiring work done of any description coming under the above heads, will find out where to g"t it done np right, by reading the card -of A. C. Bevan, of Oregon, in anoiher column. t3T Gov. Rodert J. Walker has ar rived at Lecompton, where-be delivered his Inaugural Address, on tho 27th of May. It is rather lengthy, bnt we may find room for it next week. If not, we shall, at all events, give a synopsis of it. A-pirtiomnent of Delegates. The. Governor hiia issued his prindama tion irivinat the apportionment of the Delegates to each district. The number of legil voters is 9.251 ; which is not a large an was anti.-ipated. jJnniphan cuunty composes the first district, and is entitled to seven delegates in the Con stitutional Convention, and is the third county in population in the Territory of Kansas. I he i ownslup delegates to the County Convention will meet at Troy on Monday nex forth" pnrjoseof homisat ing seven delegates for the. high and re sponsible duty of forming a Constitution to irnt'le the beautiful, ri -h and desirable Territory of Kansas from her infancy, to the briyht period when she will form one of the bricrhtewt gems in the great sister hood of States. IIentofore, we have ex pressed our opinion as to the kind of del egates that should be chosen to represent this county, and have only to remark that they should be oler, th:oking, mo 1 prate, intelligent energftie', working a..d bnsinesa men. So T.ir as we are inform ed the Townships have not recommended any person from their respective Town ships, and we are pleased at this policy. This is not a mere township matter, the welfare of the whole county is at stake. It is not a local matter, but pertains to the prosperity of all in every section of Kansas. 1 his fact being incontrovert- able, the County Convention should se lect the best men regardless of their residence in the county. Every town ship should be fully represented, and the people should attend on Monday ner.t.- Govxrsor Walub. A Washington. letter notices the acceptance by the Hon. Robert J. Walker, of the government of Kansas', and says : llr. Buchanan's countenance has relax ed, and bis heart seems to have grown lighter since tnis matter Has been settled. The position of fduegs in Kansas is com plicated beyond all measure, but it is conceded here that all that human wisdom can accomplish to disentangle tlie snarl will be done by the remarkable man who is about to take the helm ia the Ter ritory. He is entrusted with plenipoten tiary powers to the foil extent . that they can be bestowed under the Constitution and will be compelled to s.vait 'm in struct iors from Waahiaton ia case of emergency, ine proiubilities are even increased of the refJm Bere of General Walker, in the rtaca cf Sir. Walker, if the exigencies of the ease shouM demand ; s mort tj extreme rneasurei. 1 orrcsponbcurc . (For the Kansas Chief.) Ouoon , Mo., Jane 6th, 1SS7. Mr Eorroe : The ton it quirt to-day. All are resting and preparing for Cie bnaineat of to- ttorr. The speculator's greedy how! for mart, a not heard, bat his sordid tool sleep wirhin its carcass and rests from swindling its netphbor. It is well on day in seven ! set apart for the exercise of the moral faculties, when man ea ret at eae, with the emteiou bes that, on this dar, financial vultures dare not approach him. The jTat cs re-crow, pou lie opinion, ia hung out on this day, to keep them off. It is a great pity, too, that it could not be kept out always. But the public Itself hi a lit- tie too deeplv concerned in sharing aad deatrey ine !t component parts, to allow it. The scare crow mart be taken in occasionally. It is op posed to the intereMs r nnnkind. Tb tender conjoiences of Mime men wouldn't permit them to make slij-ht deviations from rifht Tines to in-" ereoe their wealth, if it were bug beibr them all the time. Life is shirt. It is the dettinv ft all men, nnw-a-dnrs. to make a fortune, and then die. Fortnne mnt be aernmaUted, or men cannot die. The mnaner of obtaining the desired end is merelv nmndnrr. AU ft tained honestly n hont course eannot be fol- i - I . . . . ... i rrMLiit? riisirnc'. iihi nnriina irAiinri Mita ea 3 . a . I." .WH.r.,U. Mndero experience proves conclusively that , the " fast man " tee fewer of the Mni,,l of life than the honest nan, simply became he hits more to do, and leas time to observe the difference betwec, rijrht and wronp; consequent ly, he commits more faults; but he becomes ex cnsaMe, from the very fact th.it he does not see what he ia doinir. AH men have blunts before them to fill with rood or bad acta, of which thy must make a full return oa th final day of set tlement. Each ind'ricnal fill out hit blank to suit hinuelf jcenerally done according to the training he ha received. Th speculator's blanks are filled with small operation over the Riei ; selling aecond and third rate articles" for first rate, to poor, nnsuspectinjr Indians-. Don't be so stupid as to understand, Mr. Editor, that it is wronjr for a white man to swindle aa Indjsn, especially if th white man belongs to church, or aome benevolent irctitulion; for the poor Indian will squander bis money ia aome way; and the whiskeyed wncr-)ler, the sec ond or thiid-rate provision teller, or any other swindler, may each gef al much aa he can, or some other set of scoandrel will get It. They are; poor, iimorant rt; too " green " to know whether yon are dealine honestly with them or hot, aa long as yon tell them something, no mat ter how worthless, even if it would not pay transportation, as far aa you could " sling a bull by the tail np hill," just so that it fills th blank; But do not be to indifvrcet aa to get beyond the limit of thit form to for as to knock on down for hi money, although it wouldn't be any worse than the prescribed form; yet il wouldn't be con sidered in law as rendering an equivalent for what has been received. Whilst wc are buty In relieving the poor In dian, and th unforturmte emigrant- who finds his way among ns, af any turplus change that they may have about them, there it other pack of skinners silently fleecing ws. One of thi claw, exhibited hit foolishness here a few days agOj by plajifig on a broken iewsharp. polling feathers out of an old hat, eramming thewhole in bit urty ph-i with old bite of masy newna." - - f - All pert, and practicing various other dissustinff tricka. More than half the audienee left before he was throuph, and then he eled oa th bal ance, by thanking "itn for their kind atten tion (!)" 'He might well consider it a kindness on the part of those who remained. For my parj, I im thankfal that we were not bored any worse. . The name under which thia worthy conducts bit operations, is Prof. R amount 1 He snorto pronsidcraWe of a handle fbr a than" of his eloth. aim i net The next fleecing that is to come off here, w.ll b conducted by th A irromo family, which will be followed by the fu'fillme.t of 'another contract tvt to Sam and somebody cite not "the Sar-parilL man, I presume, but one equal ly deposed to humbug his fellow-men. After tnese fellows ret our mnn .t gone, we'll quiet'y resolve to be humbugged no Before c'ogihp, I cannot heln tntertin a f.w line, elippe d front a newspaper by a friend. The reader can find a place for them: "A HtI xmlhit 1. a ra.iMl tit, B MnHif Ur-j la a aaM rrt i ThMii,t,hHMMrflhli Bat rKT BilW. mmtmt r-u li n. T. FIDDLESTICKS PILESER. (For the Kansas Chief.) Oneco. ; 5, ISil. Ma. Eorroa While perusing the nazes ef your excellent and well -executed paper, the White Cloud Kanma Chief, my attention was drawn, to a letter written-by your masculine cor respondent, of onr beautiful sad flowrwhing little" town. Hoping to find that at last some ej-jget-ie peraoa had foand it is his heart to notw. V, the readers of the Chief, the high qualities of our quiet and well located town, it was with un peakable joy that I entered aeon a peratai of that letter. But, !! how toou (hat Joy van. Ished, add changed to sorrow yet, sorrow for our poor, miterly old Bachelor, with which, I am sorry to aay, our town (which is weU worthy the interest of sturdy, enterprising nwa.) ia so' well blest; to find that, after beootuinx aware of their doubtful age and deplorable coodjiion, they have retorted to the columns of the worthy Chief, to make known, ia aa off hand way, that they with, after making repeated effort la vain. (being repulsed by a faiat heart,) to marry. Va cannot conveniently tramp ia this case, there for we must follow suit, and beg that von em. fcra fare upon a, aad give apUeeinyow paper for this, our an war to their stercileea re tort spoa the young Wif Oregon- How an merciftil, sow njwst, how unkind, to think that, after we endeavor te make known to thea, i very way that w. possibly can, without diso beying the rules of etiquette, that we bide their use,ibey yet sena to wish that we sheald beyond an rales of propriety, aad ask them to- marryas. Ucrw aoaurl and bow ffroundlcas tfw.S - eenfure. We have bat Utile saore to add, and t that liule ia thia: w forTt Utfic wiCj-aU ee hearts, aad say to tic,., eome boldly np5ksmaa3d give s a chance to repeat thi , lii! word.. Yet! Am4dLJiGemtraCj. DrrtExmn to i Trs. -The WarVenton (Tal)Whig, has sigtied it preference for the next Pres'uUaey, tr the following, which is kept standing at the bead of its editorial eotMtta . ron rftismcsTix 1?C3: 3ILIAKD FIHJI032, f: if v hi i ; .1 I' .' i f is ; TV,