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Thirsday, :
July 231857,
The Topeka Constitution. .
Tbis appears to be the great rock upon
which the Free State party of Kansas has
split, and on account of which, that por
tion who are acting sensibly in the mat
ter, arc receiving snch sound abuse. The
Topeka Constitution, in the first place,
was one of the greatest hembags of the
age. It was framed by a Convention of
'Delegates elected withont any legal au
thority, before the Territory was author
ized to form a Constitution, and at a time
when it was certain that she did not con
tain half the population requisite to entitle
her to a State G overnment. And because
that Constitution prohibited Slavery, ev
ery Free State man was asked to fall down
and worship it, no matter how plain its
illegality, or submit to the most violent
' denunciation and abuic. This Constitu
lion was paraded before Congress, with
the demand that Kansas shonld be ad
mitted as a State under it ; and this hav
ing failed, it was incessantly held up be
fore the people, while the wrongs of Kan
sas were recounted, for political gammon.
Bat that failed also. The people of Kan
sas have now been authorized to form a
Constitution. ' Through the instrument
ality of these Topeka agitators, the Free
State party abstained from voting for
Delegates to the Constitutional Conven
tion; but the Topeka Constitution is
again dragged out, and a demand made
that Kansas shall be admitted as a State
... under it. Because Free State men de
cline agitating this thing now, they are
villified, and stigmatized as traitors. It
is claimed that there can now be nothing
nrged against the adoption of this Con
stitution, as the peoplo of Kansas are le
gally entitled to one. With tht same
propriety, a self-constituted jury might
. sentence a man to be hun?, who has been
accused of no murder ; and, should he
commit the crime years afterwards, might
bring up their old verdict, and Jemand
Lis execution upon the strength of it, from
the fact that it would meet his case!
This Topeka party have a Governor
and a Legislature, and are proceeding the
same as if Kansas actually were a State,
and they her legal Representatives. They
- also have United States Senators, who
never appear at Washington the Gov
ernor delivers his Messages, with all the
'earnestness imaginable ; and the fanatics
frf distant States dap their hands, and
cry " Good !" There is a party ip Kan
sas, backed by the agitation journals of
the East, the object of which,, as is made
plainer every day, is solely agitation, that
politicians in the States may retain pow
er, and feather their nests. These papers,
both here and at the East, have become
the especial champions of Governor Rob
inson, who is bogus all through ; and, as
a matter of course, their most bitter gaul
is poured upon the head of Brown, of the
. Ilerald of Freedom, who is the better
man of the two. Little picayune sheets,
issued in paper towns throughout the
Territory, have made themselves append
ages to the kite-tails of the New York
Tribune, Chicago Tribune, and similar
prints, and ar e showering their abuse up
on persons who are better Free State men
than their editors ever had credit for.
Men whoso firmness in the cause has ne
ver been doubted such, for instance, as
the editors of the Squatter Sovereign, and
others are stigmatized as wishy-washy,
milk and water men, because they do not
cee proper to hurl their invectives against
every Pro-Slavery man in the Territory,
on every occasion, hut prefer, rather, to
cultivate harmony and peace.
We have never been an admirer of
G . W. Brown, of the Ilerald of Freedom;
but we think, of the two divisions of the
Free State party, he is nearest right. He
seems to be taking hold of the thing ra
tionally, and thereby hangs the secret of
the enmity of those whose vocabulary
contains but the single word, Topeka !
yVncn iOV: Vfeary evineea a cuspeemou
to do the fair thing. Brown upheld him,
for which he was denounced by the agi-
UOOu pre. VJViUjr wo duj iuun.i vj
Walker, and these same papers raised a
lowl because Geary was not re-appointed.
Gov. Walker has expressed a de
termination to do justice to all parties
Brown upholds him and the Topekas
are showering their epithets upon Brown.
If Walker should be removed, the same
'raners would set up a howl on his ac-
That the sole object of Robinson and
bis gang, is-to keep up agitation and dis
cord, and that Freedom for Kansas is a
secondary consideration with them, is too
plain to be disguised. In proof of this,
we have only to refer to a passage con
tained in the last Message of Governor
w . i .
itooinson mmseu :
"While the great principle for which
we have to contend, is to maintain our
right of self-government, the Topeka
Constitution. I the secondary consideration
of preserving Kansas a Free State, is not
to be lost sight of."
Topeka Constitution is the word the
. State must come in with that Constitu
tion, or not at all Slavery before any
. other Constitution. The New York Tri
bune but recently proclaimed that the
Convention of Delegates lately elected,
"would not be permitted to assemble in
- Kaasas ! Had a pajier of the opposite
party expressed itself similarly with re
gard to a Fiee State Convention, how
many columns of whining ahont Border
Ruffianism, could have been found m the
columns of the Tribune and its echoes ?
About tbree-fourths'of the population
of Kansas are Free State people. We
have conversed with quite a number of
them, of late, and the universal determi
nation seems to be, to think for them
selves, and cut loose from the Eastern
politicians, who are seeking to keep Kan
sas in an uproar, that they may grow fat
on her misfortunes. They have enough
of Topeka, and are now going to try to
do something substantial, in a proper
way. instead of abutting their eyes, and
trhininr"Toicka!" Such is even the
sentiment of the Deputy Marshal, who
Mu.mtlv the census of this corner of
the Territory, by authority of the New
York Tribune, Governor Robinson Leg
islature. He carried with him a petition
to Congress, to ascertain how many Free
State men would sign it, asking for the
immediate admission of Kansas as i
State, with the -Topeka Constitution.
Oat of a list of perhaps several hundred,
he had about half a dozen names to the
petition. Reason must triumpn i
Oms or the Compijmekts . The St.
.Tnwnli Journal, of the 11th, says the
following hard things of ns. The editor
goes into particulars a little deeper than
the rest of 'em. However, he means it
all light, and we must thank him for the
compliment especially the latter part
Kassas Chief. During our late visit
to W hito Clond. we, in company with
our particular friend and cotemporary,
Mr. John A. Fairman. senior editor of
the Elwood Advertiser, paid a visit to
the'Drintine establishment of the above
named nlace. and found the Chief in his
witrtvam hard at work. The sanctum of
the Chief is quite a cozy place, situated
in one of the best buildings in the village.
Mr. Sol. Miller, the editor of tlie
"Chief," is the very man to build up
newspaper in a new country. He is
working man, and turns his hand to every
thinir. from editor down to devil, and is
conscauentlv bound to succeed. He is
already rich in this world's goods, which
fact we learn from a notice in a late num
ber of his paper. In speaking of the
steamer Ben Bolt, he says : "Iter mana
gers will accept our thanks for attention
so articles of value belonging to us, which
wore entrusted to their care such as
woman, a baby, fcc."
In a new country, how much richer
would an r reasonable man ask to be,
than to own a '.'woman and a baby," to
say nothing of several town shares, and a
printing office beside If the lady whom
we saw with onr nameke at tho barba
cue, was Mrs. Miller, wo are compelled
in that a vnrv fine looking "woman
bnloiyrs" to him-
Rumored Indian- Battle. From a
liable gentleman, who left Lawrence the
latter part of last week, we learn that a
report had just reached there, of a bloody
battle between the troops under Colonel
Sumner, and the Indians, at Ash Hollow,
in which Col. Sumner lost 150 men, and
the Indians were defeated, suffering great
loss. The Americans came upon and at
tacked the Indians as they were, about
capturing an emigrant train. The Indi
ans numbered over a thousand, and the
whites but several hundred. Powerful
bodies of Indians aro said to be collect
ing, prepared for a desperate straggle.
The Mormons are said to be at the bot
tom of it, and are assisting the savages
with all their might Col. Sumner is
said to have called for large reinforce
ments. That such a battle has taken
place, is not improbable, but the report
needs confirmation.
JfaTWe received a visit, to-day, from
Mr. D. McFarland, late editor of the
Portsmouth (Ohio) Tribune, and a Rep
resentative in the Ohio Legislature, from
Scioto County. He is another of the
noble band who "fought the beasts," dec,
and we are always glad to meet with
people of this kind. He has retired from
editorial life, on account of ill health, and
is now engaged in agricultural pursuits,
on his fine claim, in Brown County,
some sixteen to twenty miles west of
here. May he speedily find health and
y We have received the first No. of
the Sioux City Iowa Eagle, a large,
beautiful, and well gotten up paper, pub
lished at Sioux City, Iowa, by S. W.
Swiggctt, at 82 a year. Sioux City is
a thriving place, and the Eagle is a credit
to it. Swiggett is a "bnck." He used
to publish a paper in Hoosierdom ; and
when bidding his patrons' farewell, he
earnestly entreated of those who owed
him, to come and pay np, and if those
whom he owed, would present him with
a hat, he would say no more about it !
3TThe New York Picayune, the fun
niest paper in the world, has passed into
the hands of "Doesticks" and '-Tnan
gle." With all the fame of the London
Punch, the Picayune is equal to it, if not
better, both in rich illustrations and button-destroying
jokes. What is better,
the Picavune is an American publication,
and can therefore be better appreciated by
the American people. New York--Cl
a year.
Vegetables. Mr. Briggs, of this place,
has presented ns with several fine cu
cumbers the first we have seen, of this
season. Also, a nice cymblin (what's
the name, and how is it spelled?) . We
have tried them all, and found them No.
1. In this country, where gai den "truck'
is so scarce, such thing are not bad to
CojtPUXEXTAET. There are few peo
ple but what like to have good things
said about them ; and we must acknowl
edge that we possess this failing, as well
as other people. We give below some
of the "opinions of the press" in regard
to our "Chief some of them from old
friends, aad some from strangers to let
our friends know , what is thought of our
naDer and onr town abroad. We have
r -
been giving numerous of our subscribers
and advertisers friendly notices, and they
must excuse ns, if we let other people
6ay good things of us :
"White Clocd Kansas Cbtef." We
cive. "as above, tne tine oi anoiner
M . 1 a - Jt
new paper (which we have just receiv
ed. "Vol.1. No. 1" etc..) from Sol
Miller's Labratory, Kansas territory.
Those who know Sol the sun "know
him'welL" He has made friends in
Kansas his present home. Yv e take
especial pleasure in stating that Miller
has always "boy and man" comported
himself properly, although he is a little
'just a little" wild upon political mat
ters. Who is not, at times 7 '.those
who know him. will take his paper, aad
pay for it, whether they agree with him
in political matters or not.
One word maybe more in regard to
Sol. :
We know something, if we could just
bring it to mind. We bring one or two
things to mind, just now. First, Miller
is one of the best, if not (he best, comi
cal poet in America, or in any other
country. Second, he can write as good
"sentiment" as poets of more pretensions.
Move the "Chief" along. SoL Don't
let him mix in politics. Dayton (0.)
Thank'eJoe. It will be a long, long
time ere we forget our "Old Ohio Home,
far away" old Tulpehocken, and the
days "lang syne," in the printing offieo,
and all around there, will be long remem
bered : only the political Quarrels we
will try to forget. We are out of poli
tics now, for a season perhaps forever,
But you talk of poetry ! Ah I tlfts Kan
sas is an awful place to knock the poetry
out of one it is all reality especially
Real Estate ! If yon were here during
the present awful hot weather, yon would
come to the conclusion that there is more
'possum fat than poetry here now !
White Cloud Kaxsas Chief. The
first number of a very neat and good
sized paper, bearing the above title, and
edited and published by our old friend,
Sol. Miller, formerly of the American
Republican, Germantown, Ohio, has
reached us. We are always pleased to
receive any thine from Sol. He is an
honest, manly and talented editor and
writer, and we much regretted bis depart
ure from Ohio. We hope, however,
what his friends and the public have lost
by his removal, will be more than made
up to him in all the essentials of "life.
He deserves to succeed, and vp doubt
not he. will. In speaking of his location,
be tells us mat Ux trfu f ww Oi J
"is situated on the west bank of the
Missouri river, in the north eastern part
f .Kansas, some three or four miles from
the NVhraska line, six hundred and fif
n mi'lM from St. Louis, by the river.
.hnnt i"v T miles above St. Joseph
Tf u .maA fW White Cloud, the cele-
hr.tix1 f!h5f nf the 7owas, who formerly
resided in this neighborhood, ana upon
,. f whixh rih the tOWn IS 10-
tuu annuo
cated." American Citizen, HiU."oorovgn,
We remember you, Dan. We. stoffd
shoulder to shoulder, last year, "fighting
the beasts at Ephesns." We haJ
small but glorious army. When we
come across any of that stripe, we always
feel like we imagine two old Revolution
ary soldiers feel, when they meet, and
fight their battles o'er again." Friend
Scott, you havo a hard row to hoe there ;
but when the "clouds of battle lower,"
stand to your long gun, and imagine that
we are with yon, as we will be, when it
comes to another .national struggle.
Since we have been in Kansas, we are
more than ever convinced that oar side
was the right one. Stick to it, boy
"fight the good fight, keep your faith,"
and all will be right yet
White Clocd Chtef. The first num
ber of this paper has been received. It
is neatly printed, neutral in politics, and
devoted to the general interests of Kan
sas. Leavenworth Ilerald.
That's 60 although some folks have
been trying to make out that we are go
ing to cause the murder of every person
in Kansas. Ain't they green, though?
Sol. Miller, late of the Germantown
Republican, makes his debut before the
people of Kansas, as publisher and editor
of the "White Cloud Kansas Chief,
published at White Cloud.
In politics he has a "preference for one
side," but does'nt tell whether it is the
right or left side. We hope he will steer
his canoe straight through, and come out
on the right side. This paper is very
well executed and double medium size.
and is a credit to any people. Eaton
( U.) Register.
Thank yon. As to sides if you are
coming down the Missouri River, yon
will find us on the right side ; but if you
are going up the River, we are on the
left side. Preble is a good old County,
and some clever people have been t sited
mere, i a naa onr orougut n np
there!) And the Register we remem
ber it, ever so long ago as far back as
the time when we first comenced wearing
breeches and we have a vivid recollec
tion of that, for we met with some disa
greeable accidents about that time. Suc
cess to it not the breeches, but the Reg
Kasiai Chief. We have received the
first number of a weekly journal pub
lished at White Cloud, itansas, by Sol
Miller. It is a respectahls sized paper.
and gives evidence of ability in point of
editorial. We cheerfully place the Chief
upon our list. XV oto (JTebrasKa)
All right The Chief is sent there
regularly. Hope he finds a good Pilot
to guide him to his place of destination.
Whtti Clocd Kaxsas Chief. The
above is the title of a new paper (the
first No. of which we have received) jost
started in Kansas Territory, by Sol.
Miller, formerly of the Germantown (O.)
Republican. It is generally known in
this section of country, that Sol. is a
ready and racy writer, and always print
ed a spicy paper, and we know that all
'round here who wish to get the news
from that region of country, will imme
diately send 82, and have a .veekly visit
from the "Kansas Chief." The paper is
neutral ia politics, and so long as it don't
mix, we wish it abundant sac cess. Ea
ton ( 0.) Democrat. - -
Thanks. They have commenced send
ing their 2. The Democrat has seen
some pretty blue times, in its day, but
we nope tneyare over. J. here is one
thing a 1 ittle curious about the notices from
our Ohio friends.. Those belonging to
one party, hope we will come ont on the
right side; and those of the other party,
hope that we won't mix in politics!
Guess we won't mix that's the right
side, now ! '
13" We have justTeceived the first
number of .-the "While Cloud Kansas
Chief." a verv neat bold, and fearless
paper, published jn Kansas, at a city by
the name of "White Ulond." The edi
tor in his salutatory says that he has polit
ical feelings, but for the present intends
steering a neutral coarse. We wish the
Chief much joy and plenty of patron
age, but we fear in that wild distracted
country, his neutral position will be short;
however, "White Cloud" has a bold and
fearless advocate, and the party to which
the paper lends its aid, when the nentraM
nag is taken down, will una a strong sup
porter. Here's our tlT brother, send us
the "Chief." SarahsvOlt ( 0.) Repub
The Chief has been sent We are
"bold and fearless," if we must say it
ourself. We tare not afraid of the best
chicken pot-pie, plate of apple dump-
Hugs, or bowl pf fresh butter-milk, that
can be brought to confront us.
White Cloid Chief, is the name of a
paper recently established at White
Cloud, Kansas, the first number of which
is before us. It makes a neat appearance,
evinces ability on the part of its editor,
as well as enterprise on the part of the
citizens or this Young western uy.
Success to the Chief success to the
Town. Setrasla Advertiser, Brovn
vUle. We like the latter part of that notice.
That's the way we like to hear men talk,
When people of one town aay of i
neighboring town, "success to it, we
think they have something of more con
sequence than talk to back their town,
and consequently are not. compelled to
make capital by attempting to depreciate
the merits of their neighbors.
Whits CL-pCsuw. By the polite
ness of the clerk of the steamer Watossa,
we have received the 3d number of the
Chief in advance of the mail. This, we
suDDOse. is "the Chief of tea thousand
and the one altogether beautiful."
Its selections can't b excelled. We
don't know its politics, but see that it has
the "Constitution and the Union" for its
motto. Tbis is sufficient and as its edi
tor is a name sake of -ours, we will strike
hands with him over this, and call bim
"brother." St. Joseph Journal.
In return, we will say that the Journal,
(recently the Cycle,) under its new man
agement is one of the first papers in the
State of Missouri, and no doubt receives
tiL support it merits.
VnTE Cloud Chief. This is the title
nf & m paper, the first number of which
vl . T 1 ' j ui:-i.i . ivi.;,-
we have iceeir. Ku" " .'r
rnnA tc T : bv oL Miller. Mr. Mil-
ler is a ready writer, aJd bis intellectual
VtVUUI AM A J . . . ...
n -IU mAA mnrh t!t me ?""" K"
era! interest of the Chief. 'The paper is
a lanre and elegantly printed pai?er. ana
will be furnished to subscribers at 8- PT
annum. Success to it.-uaaniA Mo.
The Democrat was the first paper to
notice ns. It is a neat paper, and is wor
thy of a generous support from the peo
ple of Andrew County.
We have received the first number of
the "Kansas Chief," a weekly journal,
neutral in politics, published at WTiite
Cloud, K. T. "It is very neatly gotten
up, and its matter, both original and se
lected, is spicy and readable. Sol. Mil
ler, editor and publisher. Terms, 82 a
year. As some of our former citizens
have located in that vicinity, we 6nonid
be glad, te book the Chief for an ex
change; -iVhi ey- you, Mr. Millar ?
rues county union, vrtggsvuie, luinou.
We have booked you. There are a
number of Pike County "Suckers" here ;
and the best of it is, they all take the
White Clocd Chief. The above is
the title of a new paper just issued from
the rising and already important town of
White Cloud, K. T. The "Uhiel" is
edited by SoL Miller : it is neat, gotten
up in good taste, and evinces energy ana
talent We have always been among
the sanmine believers in the ultimate
prosperity and importance of the town of
White viouu, ana in gives us mucu
pleasure to note the fact that a paper
worthy of its growing prospects has been
issued at that place. St. Joseph QaztUe.
The Gazette is one of the most influ
ential papers in Missouri, and has done
not a little to set the merits of White
Cloud ia their' true light before the
world even when her prospects were
o-loomr. and her friends few. She is
o J '
right side np now, and we hope the Ga
zette will ever be likewise.
3rFor something good and cool to
take, go to Brady's 6tars h Stripes, at
Byrd'a old stand. That bottle of porter
was excellent.
5rThe Clerk of the steamer Minne
haha, has placed us under obligations, for
late copies of L Lotus papers.
Free Masohs axd Odd Fellows.
George W. C cover, late Auditor of Darke
County, Ohio, started for Kansas, the
past Spring, in company with a friend,
to locate Land Warrants. At a place
called Haw Creek, in Benton. Connty,
Mo., one dark night, the coach struck a
stump and upset, injuring some of the
passengers badly. Among the number
was Mr. Coover, whose leg was horribly
crushed. Mortification afterwards ensued,
and he died. The Greenville (O.) Jour
nal, gives the full particulars of the whole
affair. From the article, we extract the
two following paragraphs i .
Mr. Snell, after providing for all the
wants of Mr. Coover. and bnding bim
surrounded by Masons and Odd r ellows,
whose kind attentions were so unremit
ting and persistent as almost to amount
to oppression, at the u i gent request ol
Mr. Coover, proceeded on his journey,
taking with him Mr. C.'s land-warrants,
which he was requested to locate, and re
turn in a few days, when it was hoped
Mr. C. would be so far recovered as to
enable Mr. S. to bring him to his home.
Bat before Mr. nell had returned, his
spirit had taken its flight, and his body
had been deposited in the grave to await
his return.
We cannot close this article withont
bestowing a merited compliment upon the
noble acts of those distant strangers
among whom onr friend was thrown in
the hour of his last trial. Mr. and Mrs.
Godwin, under whose hospitable roof he
found protection, and solace, were as kind
toward him throughout all his sufferings,
as ministering Angels. 1 hey stood by
his bedside, and assuaged the poignancy
of his afflictions by all those acts of kind
ness and affection which characterize true
benevolence and genuine philanthropy.
And they were not alone. Masons and
Odd Fellows came to his relief, and lav
ished upon him every attention in their
power. JJay and night, these laitniui
brothers were by bis side, relieving every
want and smoothing his dying pillow.
bv their presence and sympathies. Such
acts of disinterested friendship speak.
trumpeb-tongued, in behalf of poor human
nature, and cause ns to forget its infirmi
ties and short-comings.
We publish the above extracts, to show
that there may be fonnd some benefit in
Odd Fellowship and Masonry. It is hut
a short time since we heard a person
ask what benefit there was in these Insti
tutions that the members were always
paying money out, and never taking any
in and he did not believe in going into
anything, nnless he could make it pay,
Many a person, in a strange land, has
found out, in the hoar of need, what hen
efit there is in these things. We pity
the poor, miserly soul, who would prefer
to die and rot like a dog, or refuse to in
vest a small pittance where it anight ben
efit others, although be might himself
never require the benefit of it rather than
unite with an institution because it "don't
pay" that is, he does not receive in gold.
ten times the' amount he invests, each
year 1
Oxe of the Letter Whitms. We
published, last week, a letter taken from
the Cleveland Plain Dealer, written by
a Kansas correspondent, in regard to the
recent land sales at Iowa Point, which is
another specimen of the kind of news
that is usually circulated in the East, in
regard to Kansas matters. If this cor
respondent is to be believed, daring the
sales, the clicking of pistols was heard
as regularly as the ticking of a clock,
and gamblers Mocked np the very streets.
We were at the Sales nearly every day,
but suppose we did not get into the right
"shoot." as we saw but very little of the
carryings on described by this letter
writer. We believe there was one at
tempt at a shooting scrape, during the
whole time of the sales, but nobody was
hurt ; and if gambling was carried on so
extensively, it must have been in the
clo'genes, which may be lound in me
vicinit7cT any public gathering. This
correspondent must have either been so
terribly excu'ed, that he imagined the
ticking of his own watch the snspping of
pistols ; or else ne must navs spent nis
time in the back room of some doggery,
where such work as he describee was
carried on. Or. perhaps, the truth of it
is. be went with the expectation of seeing
terrible work, that he thought he must
write about it, any how.
Akothee Rumor. We have jut been
told, by apcrucm late from Lavrence,
that another disturbance is on hand there,
growing ont of an attempt to establish as
independent city Government Governor
Walker issued a proclamation, and, it ia
said, on last Friday morning, started from
Lecompton for Lawrence, with five hun
dred troops. We do not vouch for the
truth of the above, but so it was told to
. . 1VA 1
ns. a lew weeas since, we puoiisnea a
rumor to the effect that Walker had re
signed, in consequence of threats against
his life, which proved to be totally un
founded ; and this latter rumor may turn
out likewise. -
if According to the St Louis papers
business on. the Missouri River is more
brisk, at the present time, than on any
other Western river. Bosinees on the
other rivers is reported exceedingly dull,
and many boats have been withdrawn ;
while the Missouri trade still holds out
but several boats having been withdrawn
for the present Before two years more
shall have passed away, the business of
the Missouri will exceed that of any other
river, at all seasons of the year.
A farmer ia Canada recently had a
large stump partly out of the ground, and
descended beneath for the purpose of cut
ting the roota away, when the chain
slipped, and the stomp sinking back,
embed bim to death is an instant
An " Expected: Crash La the West-
Criry Eastern Editors.
The newspapers in the Eastern Stales
are aroused at last to a full understanding
of the terrible depletion that section of
the Union is suffering by emigration of
capital and population to the Western
State. ' The highly-colored pictures they
have for years been spreading before their
readers, of the beauty and fertility of the
West, and tl- cheap lands to be found
here, havo had the natural effect of start
ing tens of thousands of farmers and me-
chanics Irom the stony neias oi Aew
England, and the motionless villages of
rtew lork, to seek homes in the western
prairies. Those who came found homes
and fortunes, and they wrote the pleasing
facts of their altered circumstances back
to their friends, and their friends folio
ed ; and other friends followed these ;
and so the volume increased, until now a
panic, as of a total exodus, has seized
the old btates. And the same papers
that created the Western emigration are
now bitterly opposing it, and predicting
all manner of misfortune and ruin to the
West ! .
Kj pon wnat lacts do these papers base
v .... a
their present predicton of financial revul
sion and ruin ia the West ? Can they
truly charge that Western lands no lon
ger sum us Eastern lands in fertilitv ?
Can they truly charge that the products
of the w est nod leas ready market than
tney nave previously- done 7 Can they
truly charge that the Western modes of
reaching market are less numerous and
easy . than formerly ? Can thev truly
charge that. Western lands are no longer
to be had for Government price, by the
emigrant woo uesires mem T (Jan they
i .i -l .i . i . - .
uuij say, iuu iuo wHiming uae oi pop
ulation coming to the West, from the
Eastern States and from Europe, is de-
creasing in volume, or in the wealth of
capital and labor that it brings to West
ern work-shops and fields? And can
they truly say that this enormous influx
of money, and men to labor, and women
to bear children and tend bouse ; and that
the opening of farms, and building of
towns, booses, bams, road?, boats, brid
ges, churches and school houses the
growing of corn, wheat and hemp and
rearing of hogs, horses and cattle, til!
even the seaboard cities are supplied with
their beef and pork, and horses for their
carriages and drays, from the prairies of
the West can they truly say that these
facts will bring ruin on a country ? If
such causes will ruin a country, then, in
Heaven's name, will these hysterical Eas
tern newspapers please tell ns what causes
will give prosperity to a country ?
Really, Eastern editors who are all at
Once struck with such alarm for the West
and who are howling out such dismal
prophecies of our speedy .downfall, are
lost to reason and common sense. If ruin
impends, it is npon those communities
that are losing population and wealth,
not sorely npon those who are gaining
both, in a ratio far more rapid than the
world has ever known. St. Louis Intel
ligencer. oEsATon aJocglas os Kansas jlsv
Utah. Senator Douglae, of Illinois, ad
dressed his fellow-citizens by invitation,
at Springfield,, in that State, on Friday
of last week. Ho defended the laws oft
Kansas and the Constitutional Conven
tion about to assemble, and expressed the
fullest confidence that the action of that
convention would finally settle the ques
tion. He is represented to have said :
"But let the late difficulties in that
Territory be adjusted as they rasy, they
will satisfy the people of the United
States, because the inhabitants of the Ter
ritory, who alone have the right to decide
upon their own domestic concerns, will
mark out the course for the future."
Mr. D. then passed to a consideration
of the state of affaire in Utah. 1 the
state of that Territory be as it is repre
sented, then Utah stands out an alien en
emy and outlawed, seeking admission for
sole purpose of subverting the authority
of the United States. If such is the case
he would favor the repeal of the organic
law of the Territory, enact it a district
nnder the sole and exclusive jurisdiction
of the United States, and then bring in
the criminals nnder the criminal code of
1790, try then and punish the guilty, com
pletely blotting from the earth the exist
ence of a Territory."
A Fortchate Eorron. Mr. Kendall,
formerly editor of the New Orleans Pic
ayune, is now located with his family
about five miles from New Braonfels,
(Texas, ) where he has gone largely into
the raising of sheep. He is said to have
the finest lot of Merinos from the best
stock on the Eastern Continent He had
a few weeks ago about 1,200 lambs ; and
of the finest quality. Some of his bucks
shear twelve, fourteen and seventeen lbs.
of wool each, which ia worth from 60 to
70 cents a pound. -
ViRGrxia Wheat Caor. The wheat
crop in the counties of Lancaster, Rich
mond and Westmoreland, fVa.,1 is one
of the finest which has been produced inj
that section of country for many years.
Harvest has commenced there. Harvest
will commence generally throughout the
btate about Monday, and from all we can
gather, the yield will be much better than
we had expected from accounts early in
the spring. The crop near Richmond is
said to be the finest that has ever been
" Oil Moan Ustortusate." A poor
Scotch girl at Chicago, seduced, aban
doned and forced into a me oi sname,
plunged into the lake on Sunday last
and was drowned.
" Madly Important te.
Gone to her death,
Gla4 to be harlea,
Anywhere, anywhere.
Oat of the world."
"Old Bullion" was somewhat surprised
at the fact of the printers announcing
him as the "lion. T. Benton." His so
liloquy, thereupon may be imagined:
"Hon. T. Benton !" No such man, sir.
Thomas Hart Benton is my name, air.
Never use it otherwise. "Hon. T. Bea
ton" will not be found in my "Thirty
Years View", or in tht B&. Thomas
Hart Benton, sir, always, withont ex
ception, sir.
A New Nakxv In Alabama, where
the Democratic party is divided on the
subject of internal improvements, that
portion of them which oppose the eon-
stzsction of railways, are caned vm
road Democrats. ' ' "
Eon. Robert J. Walker and Zanjaj.
We predicted when the President ten
dered the Governorship of Kansas to this
distinguished individual that next to the
Cleveland appointment, it was the hap
piest hit Old Buck ever made. We are
now more man ever convinced of the
truth of that opinion. On the eve of leav
ing for Kansas, Gov. walker met a few
friends at the As tor House, N. Y., and
in reply to. a complimentary resolution,
said " nothing would have induced Dim
to accept the appointment, but a hope of
restoring peace to the 'territory. He said
the people of that Territory had a clear
and unquestionable right to decide for
themselves upon the adoption of a Stats
Constitotion and any attempt on th
part of any Convention, or any other
body of men, however respectable and in
fluential they might be. to impose upon
the Territory a Constitution not sanctioned
by the popular vote, would ba a usurpa
tion and a wrong which could not be tol
erated for a moment So far aa the ut
most exercise of his official powers and
his personal influence would go to secure
that renlt. Governor Walker said be was
determined the people of Kansas should
have an opportunity for a full, free and
solemn expression of their will pom tht
adoption of any Constitution that might
be framed after a fair and satisfactory
census of all the bona-fidt inhabitants wAo
might be in tht Territory at tht tknt. He
considered this doe to them. It wag part
of their inherent and inalienable sover
eignty. And he shonld consider it ant
only a point of law and of official dny,
as an officer of ths Territory, bat a point
of htnor as a man and as m gentleman,
to do everything in his power to secure
to them the full, fair aad andispated ex
ercise of this fundamental right Thia
he helieved to be thereat point essential
to the peace and welfare of Kansas. If
the people could have such a vote, all
dissensions would be settled."
A great blow has been made by tbo
Fusion press about a certain Mr. Perria.
who it is charged was going out to Kan
sas aa the Governor's private Secretary.
At the dinner given to Gov. Walker
at the Astor Rosso, Tnesday evening, Mr.
Perrin said in reply to a toast that the
public statements which had been made
that he was going to Kansas in any offi
cial capacity, were entirely without foun
dation. He intended to visit that Terri
tory for a short time, but simply as a pri
vate citizen, aad for parnosee of observa
tion. If he could contribute sarthina to
the pacific settlement of the difficulties
which distract the Territory, be should
very gladly do so- He bad listened with
great satisfaction to the. conciliatory and
conservative sentiments uttered by Gov.
walker, and believed that an administra
tion conducted upon such principles could
not fail to be successful.
So that bog-a-boo baa blown over
How hard these agitators try to keep up
the mass in Kansas. Should that Terri
tory present itself for admission as a free
State, what a scattering there would be
among the fusion forces. And she will.
Nothingis surer. Her constitotion though)
framed by Pro-Slavery men, will be silent
on the subject of Slavery, or it will be
defeated by the people on the question of
its adoption. Cleveland Plaindealer.
The Nbbbasea Indians. Hon. B, B.
Chapman, the delegate to Congress from
Nebraska Territory, is now in this city,
and is, we understand, directing the at
tention of the Government to the state of
the Indians in his sect km of the country.
Late occurrences have given bis mission
a peculiar importance. A fight had
taken place between some white settlers
and the Pawnee Indiana upon Salt river,
wbkb resalted in the death of one settler
sod several Indians. It ia beliaved that
the ladiaas, who are in the most abiect
state of misery, in some instances sub
sisting on the flesh of their children, were,
forced by starvation to attack and carry
off some stock belonging to the settlers,
in consequence of which the collision
took place.
Mr. Chapman has taken the matter in
baud, and will no dodbt be able to so
inform the Government of the rights of
the white settlers, and tbo necessities of
the poor Indians, as will lead to the ini
tiation of some course ef action beneficial
for both. Washington Statu.
Mail to Kaesas aim on the Missou
ri Riveb. The Postmaster General baa
ordered a contract to convey the mails
between Jefferson City, Missouri, and St,
Joseph m steamboats, and during sua-
pmaiiTD in oarigsuro in carriages OI SUI
ficient size and weight to carry the whole
mail, six times a week aad beck, eopply
mg me loiiowing omces on the nver reg
ularly, going and returning, via : Clays
ville, Eoreka, Marion, Nashville, Provi
dence, Rocbeport, Boonv31e', Arrow-
Rock, Glasgow, Cambridge, Brunswick,
Dewitt, Miami, HGl's Landing; Waver
ly, Berlin, Lexington, Wellington, Cam
den, - Richfield, Sibley, St Bernard,
Wayne City, Liberty Landing, Kaaaaa.
Wyandotte City, Parkville, Quindaro,
Dataware, Leavenworth City, Fort J
venwortn, vveston, JUcaapoo City,
Atchison, Doniphan, Palermo adJd St
Joseph. Xaiionai Jnteliigenctr. ,
As Old Maxsioe. Hon. James D.
Green, in lntrodaciag Air. .bverefu, at the
Banker HLU Celebration, stated! that the
house was still standing in Catnjbridge, ia
which Gen. Ward had his bed-quarters,
and where the Committee of Safety wield
ed the whale executive powHr of the Pro
vince. The mansion is at the aorth-east
corner ef the Common, and'.is in good
preservation. The bouse of EI bridge
Gerry, at Cambridge mad aa hospital
for the sick and wounded of the American
army after the battle of 177S is now ihe
residenes of the venerable Chas. Lowell,
D. D.; Washington's head-quarters, near
by, is now the noble mansion of Long- -fel'ow
; at no great distance, the majea-
tic Elm, under whose graceful shade, Ju
ly 3d, 1776, Washington took command
of the Continental Army.
Novel Mail Matte. Lst week, two
young alligators were received at the poaV
oSce at Charlotte, N. C, having beem
sent from Smithville, N. C thraagfl. ue
mail bags. This is the first instance ef
transporting alligators through the mail
known to us. They, were in a box, with
stamps attached to pay the postage. .
A Paoiusraa Mcskhat. A recent
western paper contains the following: "A
gentleman by the name of Thai berg baa -given
a concert ia this place. - He fleyf
the piano very wall." '

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