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AVCtllSOS, K&AXSAS TER., WSie Uest Sd&trtlsing' JCe itttttninthc Upper Country. ipyvuLEtvi.cxoL over (ul'In Paper the l8Tr of Congress are Piitsllslied ly Au thority. FOK PRESIDENT, ' - Hon. David R. Atchison, of ,9Iissouri, . ' .: . . The Season. . - '- Summer has past and autumn has again xetcmed, and with it, it 1 as brought cool evenings and frosty rr ornings. The sea son just past has been an abundant one. In no part of our country is heard the cry of '-scarcity of provisions," but all 'have been blessed with ; plenty. - The fanner, and the mechanic, and the merchant, hav ! all reaped the benefits of an abundant yield during the past season. . With this state of affairs, our country cannot but prosper. And we have no reason for supposing that the country will not be thus blessed in the future. - Whew we look around us and see the almost instant uprising of towns and cities, and improvements of all kinds rna king in the most rapid manner possible, we feel proad of our country, proud of Arneri ' ca, and r rcud of the ajo in which we live. v cic.y unc urn -minui. auu let every jieun iTiruo 10 cou whii me nouiest aspira- tions of piaise and thanksgiving. : JKThe "Kickapoo Pioneer," a Know Nothing paper published in this Territory,, is the only pro-slavery (?) - .Journal that has had tlj temerity to question the ve racity of-Mr. Laughlin's exposition of the tntJnight order of abolitionists in this Ter ritory. It should bo remembered that its editors afe Know-Nothings, and that 'Mr. Laughliu is nn Irishman, and therefore in the opinions of. these scape-graces, his statements are "not worth mveh" GREAT EXCITEMENT AT DONIPHAN! ; AN AEOLITIONISTS KILLED ! ! We Irarn froin Mr. Newman, of Dt.-n-iphau, that Samuel Collins of that place, was killed this morning about sunrise, by Pat. Laughlin. As far a3 we have-been able to learn, the circumstances are as . follows : Mr. Laughlin, recently made ; an ex positioa of the midnight organization ex istiag among the Abolitionists in the Ter ritory, -called -the "Grand Eucatannent and Et?gimer.ts of the lvansaK--Legion." r':., : r,.i.,..i ,.r - Regiments in this order, - and ' determined to force Mr. Laughlin to a retraction, or kill him. In accordance with this deter - intnation, he and some T WELVE brother Abol:tiouist3 proceeded Wednesday last to seek out Mr. . Laughlin, arid demanded an unqualified retraction of his recent confes sion, and upon Mr. L.'s refusing to make , anv rvnrt-sirn vhntpvr. CJnlms immedi ately snapped his gun at him, (Laughlin) and then fired at him, but fortunately the weapon was turned adc by a spectator. Mr. Laughlin then drew a' revolver and fired ou his opponent, killing him instant- y. We regret to learn that Mr. L., was tTangerouslj' hurt in the conflict by a knife wound in the side. We are also informed , that his friend Mr. Lyncli, a member of t-e pro-slavery party was wounded in the head by the discharge of a gun. Thus it is, that he fight so long talked abcut has begun, and it is to be hoped that this fearful, but righteous result, wiil quell the rising , spirit of rebellion and -treason 'which has been rioting in onr midst. v We learn that Mr. Lynch, who was en- . gaged iu the fight, has been tried und ac quitted. - ' - . . - . ' : ; j r .-t? '. 1 1 Jdiy iicpfoving. No cue need fear com- .houses. Ve see Mr. W'oolfolk; is just completing his large store. lie intends opening a large stock of goods in early srring. " " . We invite attention to the adver , tiscrcent of A: J. G. Westbrook. He has one of tie largest stocks ia the upper coun try and one cf the lest selected stocks. " We can tesuTy in behalf of many, of his articles, and more especially' the 'Ginger 1 Brandy and Cigars. Call on him'ail who : i yant good things, at the stand foruierly oc cupied by Ewetl &. Dykes' drug store. ...JtOWe publish in to-days paper, by . requst. the letter of Pat. Laughlin again, aaJiadso. the Constitution and Ritual of the Grand Encampment oi the Kansas Le gion. -We know of nothing that we had rather give place to in our columns. Vi The weathsr coaunues cool'at this pomg No snow of any consequence" has Vft ,fa!?9n,tat ve "l3ji; cut for a squall," MESSRS. EbITOR8S -f Allow me through the columns ofycur valoahk paper, to lay before "yoormany I infolliorprrf " riiil;r avn prv irrT".nrtr nt i and startling farts ia relation to a subject I ia which the South, and 1 may say the whole nation is deeply ..interested.- But before proceeding farther permit roe to say, it is not lor the purpaseot gi for myself any ntmspa per notoriety aave teen induced to puotisn the midnight treasons of a. party with I regret to say 1 have acted, alas! too long. Yet ia leaving' that party'aud tua- King tne exposition I do cf so many oi its leading members. I am cot ignorant of the danger to which I hazard not only my Hie, tut also my character; fori know that both , wiIL be. violently assailed. Sat ,re- guruiefS' of the danger thai surrounds me, 1 will come out unmasked, as is 'the duty of erery good . citizen, let lite : resist be what it will, and show to tpe nation the midnight wire-working -the treasonable ! actions of an abolition faction whose trick ' ery, if not stopped,' '-will evidently plunge the country in civil war, and from the bills of Kansas which now look so verdant and beautiful, shall plow torrents of human core. Yes, Americans shall he arrayed against Americans in this beautiful land ; here shall the bonds of the Union be sev ered, and here will liberty be destroyed. Anarchy shall follow, and out oi confusion and the snicking ruins of our liberties shall spring that abominable thing, an unlimited Monarchy. : ; . These are not fancv sketches : they orig- ! inated ia my mind , by calm reason, and were nursed and brought to maturity by long observation and much intercourse witn this evil designing party. A party with which. I i connected myself, not for honor or emolument, but through sympathy because I thought the rights of the peoph were involved, and the laws violated by the citizens of Missouri (only) and because I felt I could endorse the sentiments of .the Free State party, who held out the idea to me that they were tor prohibiting the. ad mission of negroes, bond or free, into the Territory,' that they endorsed the Fugitive Slave Law, the Kansas and Nebraska Bill, and that they would only take honor able steps to carry out their principles. w..,.i. ....:.,: ...,.;. !. , r - i. ......... f accordanCt. v.itlUJ1y own private views; I jelt I tou L-ouId unite with such a party, and labor assiduously in such a cause. I did unite with thein, I felt I was'embarked iu a good cause, and God knows 1 was to them a "good and faithful servant." I rode night and day, neglected my own pri vate business for what I thought the pub lic good. Little dreaming that I was at that tinB strengthening and spreading the cause of that damnable faction, lhi Aboli tion part' whose negro love far exceeds their love cf liberty or love of country. But I do not wish to be understood as branding-as abolitionists all who are con nected with this party, nor all who are. members of the secret organization to which I did belong ; for I am personally acquain ted with many who are members of both, who are as good citizens as any in the land, and many of whom I believe will en dorse my conduct in making the exposition I do. JVIaiiy of them I believe are ignor ant of the net worlc in which they are caught, and of the manner in which they are entangled. They are not aware, per haps, that they are bound under a solemn obligation, as soon as an abolition faction shall call on them, to forsake their families and all that is dear to them, and march' to the field, rifle in hand, to shed the blood ol their countrymen ; vet this, thourrh stramre. is al! a. matter of fact, cs I shall prove u flu- sn llfurlinii nf all nnnr-iiiilii..i1 rin,l " " . er to do this it is necessary for me to give a history ot the manner in which ' I became a member of the secret organiza tion c.nlled, or rather ijamed, the "Territo--ial Gn.1 id Encampment and Regiments of the Kansas Legion." There was a meeting of the Free State party-held at the house of A. Larzelere, on the 25th of August, for the purpose of sending delegates to the lerntoriai Con vention, to be held at Big Springs, K. T., on the oth of Sept. Tnere were fifteen delegates sent, only ten of went to the Convention. I was one among the ten who attended. I was sent at, the request of several of the delegates a few days ahead of the, others, iu order to inquire into the state of the' party, as well as to have some printing done When I arrived at a place called Ocena.in Atchison county, I stopped to inquire the way to. Lawrence. I soon found I had dropped into the house of one of our party. A conversation sprung up between us in which 1 took a very impor tant part, and denounced in very harsh terms the people of Missouri onaccount'of their conduct at the spring election. I showed rtrr resolutions to ,the gentle man with whom I was conversing (a Mr. Crosby) who, after perusing them, went into a private apartment and bade ine-follow ; he told me in a whisper that they had an organization which served very, much to strengthen our party, and wifh which he would make me acquainted; without re ceiving an answer from me, he bade me hold up my baud and take the obligation with him. This I did ; he then gave ine two bocks, which he told me were the Rit ual Und Constitution of the order, which he wished ine to take to Grasshopper Falls and organize a society there. . This I as sented to and did, without looking at the bocks, only at the obligation, which I was bound to do, to organize the society. I or ganized the society there, and gave up the books, i I then went on my way, to Law rence, and went to the office of the "Her ald of Freedom." where. I was directed by nearly all the Free SciJers on my way, oa account of its editors being so periect in the faith. I went to Mr. Brown's office and introduced myself,' showing him the pro ceedings of our meeting, which he com mented on in a very criticising way, say ing we had done very, wrong by adopt iiig some of our resolutions, which were op posed to the admission of free negroes into the future State of Kansas, because lie said it would "give offence to many of our best friends in the North." I answered, "these are our .sentiments, independent of Northern Abolitionists, or Southern Nulli fiers." I then let Mr. Brown know that I ,wa? a member. of the secret order, after wr.icti r.e nesitateo a good .deal, and then : tolJ me to call the next dayU I'returned i the next day and no gave Ine two Consti- i tyUQ;i3 fc xL county, as itwa fx U:e tawn : of Doinphan, in which I was to organize, u society Our delegates' were informed at lig Springs; that X had ..Constitutions to organize them into a society. - When I returned I was immediately put at to or ganize theui which I did,' and until after thenl never read their Consrltutionr-1 then spoke to some men in the county, who would g-i lato it oaly oa condition, and appeared very lukewarm in regard lait. it I'coorfuded I-lrad better keep lb two cop ies cf rthe . constituuon, which I tnoughl would be useful to me in making" hfs expo sition, a thing I had. determined on doing i as scoti as I discovered their treasonable designs. : 1 " j- 7 70 ' 7 But I must come to the point, and make known the object of this-society, and the manner in which U is organized. , Its object is to make Kansas a free State, hv force of arms, if they fail to carry their point by legal means. To effect this they have organized a -society ; or sfcret army, who are provided with Sharp's rifles fee of charged (I saw many of those rifles and'other equipments in Lawrence) by an organization in Boston, got up for the pur pose of aiding the Abolitionists in Kansas to make it a free State. From this organ ization, I have been informed, the'Execu tive Committee at Lawrence have received 8100,000 to defray - the . expenses of a State organization, a movement which is on foot by the Free-Soil-Abolition party. I am a member of this" Committee, and the above information Was brought to me:by a member of the Committee.;- This was just before the. election for Ex-Governor .Reed- er, and made me feel very; lukewarm . ia the cause of the Reeder party, for I began to be convinced more than ever that Ex- Governor Reeder and a large majority of hi3 supporters were strongly tinctured with Abolition doctrines, yet I could not muster up courage enough to .withdraw, from the party until I cast my vote for Ex-Governor Reeder. But in doing1 so I voted against the State organization, for I felt it to be my duty, as 1 knew it to be a measure of 'only a small portion of the citizens of the Territory, and headed only by Abolition ists and traitors to their country.' ' This I am positive of, for it is' the Territorial Grand Encampment and Uhe Executive Committee who are at the head. of this movement. Both I know to be propagai ting treason, the Grand Encampment has arms with which to rebel agamst Govern inent. In the Lxecutive Committee, of which I became a member, from being in tr.oduced by Ex-Governor.. Reeder,. there was a resolution onered which . provided that every reliable Free State man in. the Territory should be furnished with' a rifle, a brace of pistols and a sabre, and required to take an oath to hold hirusell in.ieadi ness to march into service, under his supe rior officer when called upon, and that he would go to the rescue of the person or property of any Free Soiler who wuld be brought by force iito obedience to the pres ent laws of the Territory, The chairman of the, committee, Dr. Robinson, of Lawrence, K. T., advised the gentleman to withdraw his' motion as they should act upon this' in a private man ner. Tl e motion was withdrawn. This its sufficient to prove them traitors to their country, and I would be more than a trai tor, if 1 stood a silent spectator to treason able designs and acted in concert with a faction whose midnight wire-working will, if allowed to proceed, sever the ties of this Union, and finally overthrow our liberties, the foundation of which is ruilt on truth and cemented with the blood of the fearless a t:d manly hearts. .- -. m- - I know that many Free-Soilers, who cannot see as I do, or H" they do are not honest enough to confess it, will couple treason with my name and say, such are Irishmen. - But if such there be, I eau on ly say, thank God I had the nerve to ex poe their villainy to the woyld.and.be true lo t?:e Constitution and Laws of the United States a'nd the interests of the South which, when I was exiled by pov erty and oppression from my native land, took me to her bosom, gave me a home, made me a freeman, and sheltered me un der the folds of the Star Spangled Banner. Receiving such undeserved favors as these from a strange people, would I not be an ungratefal wretch if I. failed to" show to the world the secret action of a party who are led by and reverence the following Constitution and Ritual more than they do the Constitution and Laws of their country: Constitution and Ritual Of ihr. Grand Encampment, and JZrgt. menis o f the Kansas Legiom o f Kansas Territory. Adopted, wipruLUi, lboo. ARTICLE 1. Sec. 1. This Body shaH be known as the Grand Encampment of the Kansas Le gion of Kansas Territory," and shall be composed of Representatives elected from each Subordinate Regiment existing in the .territory,, as herematter provided Sec. 2. At the first meeting, nights in January and July, one"" Representative from each Subordinate Regiment, and one additional : Representative for - every, 50 niemlers shall be elected as members of this Grand Body, the Regiment s haying power to fill vacancies in case of the ina bility of any delegate to attend any meet ing of the Grand Encampment : Prcvideil That should any subordinate Regiment be instituted between the times above, speci ned, that they may na'e the power to elect their Representatives at such times a s will insure them a delegate to the Grand Encampment. ." - u ' Sec. 3. The regular sessions of the Grand Encampment shall be held on the third Wednesday of January and July, at such hour' and places as shall be selected by the Encampment at the previous semi annual session. ". ;: ,;, ; ; f,- i : ASTICX.E 2.. i . Sec. 1. The officers of the Grand En camproent sliall consist of a Grand Gener al, Grand Vice General. Grand. Quarter- Master, Grand Pay-Master. Grand Aid, two Sentinels, and Grand Chaplain, to be elected annually by ballot, at the January sf-ssion, with the exception of the Sentinels and Chaplain.' .who shall.- be appointed by the General for each meeting. ' . ; Sec. 2. The Grand General shall pre side at all meetinsrs of the Grand Ehearno-1 merit. He shall call ' special meetings.at ' the written request of five Repjrsenta tires, or when he may deem it necessary to do! es. He shall Lave a genera! eurmioa tna:?C I that my mission hvni done as I had. pro?s- Jii4rf4 - T then ft thnt T tlnsit T i h rl 'J to to tne wona . ' :r .7: . .-".ViTITTlf' 7 , .vkifrt I remain suenianu pusn iiii3iriin5notun.uri. of the Organization in the Territory. If e I shall have nbwerto irrant discensations fori the formation of subordinate Regiments, at J such places as be may deem best for the I wehare cf the cause . and Order, and may authorize initiations of n;eirjters fn pi aces J where Regiments are to be crganized, lan der such regulation as the Grand Encamp ment may adopt. He may risit personally, or ty deputyv all -Regiments under; - his ja risdiciion, and require a strict compliance with theniltsfand usages of the Organiza- ticniah4 haH report I to jhs; Giaud jEd- campmect. at each session thereof, the LxesulkiC4ii3 liibarsivisii-a correct.ajid.suc cinct statement of the Order- throughout ISe Territory- Vi 5; V. iUTii 'j w: -' fa?fc.3. The Grand V ice Ueneral shall perform the duties of "the Grand Genera! ia his absence. r ; ? ? ff;ni - "Set?.' 4. ' The Grand Quarter-Master shall keep a correct minute if the proceed ings of each meeting, and an actuate roll of the members.' He shall give informa tion of all meetings by a written or printed I notice to the Colonel of (Each subordinate Regiment. He shall collect and payover to the Grand Pay-Master, all sums due the Grand Encampment. - He shall attend to such other business as may properly be required of him by virtue of his office Sec. The Grand Pny-Master shall have charge of all moneys belonging, to the Grand Encampment. lie shall attend to-all ''receipts and disbursements. He shall keep a regular and correct account off his doings, which shall at all times.be open to the office. of the Grand Encamp ment, and make a faithful and correct statement of the finances at each session thereof.5 . Ji ' 1 ' Sec. 6; .The other officers shall perforin such duties ) as usually appertain to their respective offices under the general direc tion of the cresiding officer. , ABT1CLE 3. Sec. 1. The Grand Encampment shall have power to establish such by-laws and rules for their own government as it shall deem necessary; make general - provision for the punishment of. offences against the laws of the Order ; try all appeals from the decision of subordinate Regiments, and establish such constitutions for subordinate Regiments under its jurisdiction, as their welfare and good government may require: Provided,: That the same be in accordance with the Constitution and laws of the Grand Encampment . Sec. 2. The' Grand Encampment shall have power to levy a-tax upon the subor dinate- Regiments to defray the ordinary and proper expenses of the Grind Encamp ment, by requiring of each subordinate .Regiment that they have two of our print ed books of Ritual and Constitution, to be furnished at 'One dollar per copy and a charter at fifty cents. per copy, and if the above tax, is found insufficient to meet the rordinary expenses of the Grand Encamp ment, they may require of subordinates such other taxes as will meet the actual expenses incurred. .. Sec. 3. The Grand Encampment shall have power to establish term pass-words, to be communicated by the Grand General to the' Colonel of each Regiment. ' Sec 4.; The Grand Encampment shall make all nominations for Territorial offi cers, at large, and immediately after such nominations shall have been made, the Grand General shaU communicate the re sult to every Regiment in the Territory. ' ' ARTICLE 4. Petitions for charters for -subordinate Regiments must be signed by at least five members of the Order, addressed to the Grand General, and have the accompany ing fee of two dollars and fifty cents en closed which will entitle them to the char ter, book of rituals, Constitutions. &c. : ' ARTICLE 5. Five members shall constitute a quorum for doing business. - ARTICLE 6. x - Any proposed -alternation of or amend ment to this Constitution, shall be submit ted to the Grand Encampment at least one meeting before being acted upon, when if two-thirds of the members present at said regular meeting- vote for it, it shall be adopted. . : Officers of Grand Encampment : . GrandGeneral Rev.G. W; HUTCH INSON, Lawrence, K. T. Grand Vice General C. K. HOLLI- DAY, Topeka. K. T. Gbasd Quarter Master- J. K. GOODIN, Lawrence, K. T. Pat Master CHAS. LEIB, M. D. Leavenworth City, K. T. Constitution of Subordinate Encampments. We, whose names are annexed, do here by pledge ourselves to be governed by the following Constitution: - - ' : ' ..article I. 1 This Organization, shall be known as Regiment No. uf the Kansas Legion. ARTICLE 2. Sec4 ;1. Any person can ,lecome a member of this Legion who will pledge himself favorable to the freedom of Kan sas, and is IS years of age. Persons be ing received under 21 years of age must be vouched for. by three members. Sec2. The name of any person pro posed for membership shall be vouched for by one or more members; when the can didate shall be voted for, and three nega tive votes : shall be equivolent to a rejec tion:. Pro pueJ, That no person shall be proposed for membership in any Regiment j other, than, that located in any city, tow-n or district, in which such person resides. Sec. 3. Any member applying for an honorable discharge ; from his Regiment, shall upon vote of the members present at the lime of .such application, be entitled to a certificate, signed by the, Colonel and igned countersigned by the Quarter-Master upon the payment of 10 cents for such certificate; and any such 'member being; desirous of Vecoraing a member of another Regiment, shall present his certificate, being subject to thesame yote'as a napphcant. ; - . I - u r 7 il1 - e roe r? - have the right of debate ia other Reiri- iuru.5 u,au mejr.ywiUf lueu UJ vote Ijowever, shall J.e confined extlusively.to intz rteimai mia v. nxm uiey are connected.,'-' "" '-'" 5 ' f '" "' ' -' .y- i '. - ARTICLE 3.' Rrpl 1 J nip nffiiN nf P-icli inbrtrtJinafc Rtgiment shall consist of. a Colonel; Lien - tenaot-Culonel, s Quarter-3faster,.Pay- Master jAid, and tmSenyneJs who shall be elected by bahot on the first meeting: ' nights cf January and July. Src. 2. Itrshnll be-ihe doty of the Col. to preside, enforce a due observance of the several constitutions, laws and regulations, and seeare a proper respct for the Terri- tonal Grand Lncampment ana its onicer; see tl.at all offirers and members of coin- mittees perform their 'Vespextive "duties; appoint all officers and committees not otn erwise provided for; give the casting vot when a tie may occur except in the election of ofneers; have-special charge of the Constitution and. Laws; draw on the, Pay Master for all demands on the Regiment ; direct the Quarter-Master to' call special meetings when necessary; and perform all other dutiesertaming lo" th'e"officerv""' ; Sec 3. -;Il shall be the duty of the Lieutenant-Colonel to assist the Colonel in the performance of his duties ; hare special charge of the doors, and in the absence of the CoIoneL preside. . ' tf' i i ? T i ' .jSEC.,4 Jt shall be the duty of the Quarter-Master to keep an accuraterecofd of die proceedings of the - Regiment, with a roll of the members names notify members when ordered by the Colonel or a vote of the Regiment, and perform all other duties pertaining to the office. . ' ' ' Sec. 5. It shall be the duty of the Pay Master to receive all moneys of the Regi ment; pay all demands .wiien authorized by the Colonel ; keep an accurate account of ail moneys received and expended ; ex hibit to the Regiment on the last meeting of each quarter a statement of the funds, and at the nd of six months give a correct written report of the receipts and disburse ments of the term. ' '. Sec. 6. It shall be the duty of theiid to examine the members, at the opening of the Regiment, and -report any who are incorrect to the Colonel, to assist at the initiation of persons and sec that the breth ren are made comfortable during the sit tings of the Regiment' 1 ' ' Sec. 7. 'It shall be the duty of the In side Sentinel to attend to" the inside door, and report to the Lieutenant-Colonel the names and Regiments of the persons ap plying for admission, and admit such as the Lieutenant-Colonel may order ; but to admit no one without the pass-word, unless otherwise ordered by the Colonel after be ing vouched for. by a member of the Regi ment. . " - Sec. 8. It shall be the duty of the Out side Sentinel to attend to the outside door, and admit no person without the password except candidates and those he may know tu be members of the order, or who are vouched for by a member of the Regi ment. article 4. At the first meeting in the months of January and July respectively, there shall lie elected by each Regiment, one Dele gate or. Representative to the Grand En campment, and one additional Represent ative for each 50 members belonging to the Regiment. ' ' A RTICEE 5. Sec 1. All charges and offences pre ferred against-a member shall be duly specified in writing, when they shall be referred to a special committee, who shall summon such member to appear before them to answer to the allegation set forth ; and after a fair and impartial examination thereof, report their decision to the Regi ment, which i shall at once proceed to the consideration and disposal of the case! Sec 2. Any member who shall be proved guilty of violating any principle of the Order, oliending against these articles or otherwise militating against the interests j of the organization, shall be subject to rep riniani, suspension or expulsion, as two thirds of the members present at any reg ular meeting may determine. When a member shall be expelled for revealing the secrets of the Order or militating against .the interests of the future freedom of Kansas, his name shall be stricken from the roll and sent to all the Regiments in tha Territory, as a man destitute of the principles of truth, honor and integrity. Sic. 3. The Regiments located in each and every election district shall make nominations for all candidates lor office in their respective districts ; but where there shall be two or more Regiments in one election district, of whatever kind, then, nominations shall be made by delegates from the respective Encampments within said district ; each Encampment being en titled to one - delegate, and one additional delegate for each and every twenty mem bers over and above their first twenty. The Regiments shall make nominations for the Territorial officers at large, thro their delegates &nd the Grand Encamp ment. ' ' - . ' ARTICLE 6 - A quorum for business in a Regiment shall consist of not less than five members; ' v-..--.ARTICLE 7.-; . . Any regiment shall have power to es tablish such By-Laws and Rules as may be deemed expedient ; -Provided, They ac cord with the Grand Territorial Encamp ment, subject at all times to their appro val or rejecuou." ' ' y "-' ' ' ' ' ' ARTICLE 8. " All moneys except herein provided shall be raised by vote and assessment of mem bers belonging to Regiments. , . ARTICLE 9. ... . Sec. 1. Each Regiment shall meet at least twice per month, at such, hour and place as shall be selected by the Regiment at the previous session. Sec. 2. As soon as each and every Regiment shall number thirty members upon its muster roll it shall proceed forth with to organize an efficient regular Mili tary Company. ARriCLE 10. . . Any 'proposed alteration of, or amend ment to this Constitution shall be submit ted iu writing to the Grand Encampment, at ,ast one meelirjg be tej nnon ac- i r . , Rdl of Subordinate Regiinenfs. " "' opekikg ceremont. rThe Colonel Lieutenant Colonel. ! Quarter Master, Pay Master, Aid and i ol-.:? : .'i.-:- r,i..A. . Rejr order and addressed by the. Colonel CrJonfL- Fellow- SoJdies m the Free State Army, the, hour has arrived when we must resume the duties devolving upon osr - Let us each -with a -heart devoted to ; Jastice," Pau-iotisra'Jand ; Liberty, attend elosely tp all theegulations laid down, for our. goyerroeat and action, each latnng g- to maie mis review pleasant ana prcaia- to make this review pleasa lie to ourselves, asl a blessirg v cur ment shall be called to Gaantry Aid, are the sentinels at their posts with tlossed doors? -'. Aid; They are! :--f i ' ;. -.. Colonel, Aid, you will cow review the Troops in the Regiment passwords. , Aid, (after examination,) I have exam ined them- personally and. find cash cor rect. ' y' "-' v Colonel. I pronoance this Regiment arrayed and ready for service, " " " ORDER OF RUSIITZSS. tv 1st Reading the minutes by the, Quarter 2ud.iProposaU for New Recruits. A. J 3d Voting for same. ' - - 4th. Initiation of Recruit3. 5h. Reports 6T Committees.' 6th. 'Unfinished business appearing on the Minutes, ' " " " 7th. Miscellaneaos Business. . .. Sth. Adjournment. 1WITIATI0H. fThe member - pronosinir a friend for membership, shall announce him when in readiness; and at the proper time the Aid shall present him to the Colonel and thus address hint i ' Worthy Colonel, the candidate propos ed and quelled for is now in readiness for enlistment in our "Army. Colonel, The Aid will present the can didate to the Quarter Master. Thus addressing him : " Aid. Quarter-Master, I am directed by our Colonel to present yoa this person who is desirous of enlisting in onr ranks. Q.-Master. Sir, you. have doubtless been informed of the general design of the institution to' which you now seek admis sion. ' Permit me, however, by a uthor ity , to state to you more fully those principles, that you may more clearly understand what ydu are to expect. You will be re quired, first, to take an obligation of secre cy, holding up your right hand and repeat ing after me ; when 1 pronounce my name you pronounce yours. ' ' - OBLIGATION. . I, - -, solemnly pledge my honor as a man, that I will never reveal, or cause to be revealed, in any manner, or. to mny person, the Sact that 1 have been on ap plicant for admission to this institution, or anything which has. or may thereafter be communicated to me, or. the names of the persons present all this I promise. Q.-Master. This institution is tempo rary and local in its character and nature. It is designed for the Territory of Kansas, and is to continue at least until the vote shall have settled the question as to wheth er Kansas shall be a FREE or SLAVE State. The requirements of this institu tion will not interfere with rights of con science, or the duties you owe to your-sel-res, your families, your country, or your God. They will conflict with no law of the land. W e seek, in a noble, honora ble and iust manner, to accomplish two things. First: To secure to Kansas the blessing and prosperity of being a Free S ate; and, sew n I. to protect the ballot lox from the lepa us touch of unprincipled mtn. Such are cur priucitle3. Do you still desire a Imissicn ? Candidate. I do. Q.-Master. You will then enroll your name in full upon this book, after which the Aid will conduct you to the Colon! for further instructions. Aid. Worthy Colonel, I am directed to present this person to you for instructions. Colonel. Sir, it is with joy we welcome you to this place, to these scenes and to this sacred alliance. We trust you will find iu us that purity of purpose, and we will find in you such nobleness and truth, that this union may result in constantly increasing regard, confidence and love be tween us. . lhis couutry is yours by adop tion, and as belonging to you and your chili en, you feel a deep interest in its prosperity, its honor, and its destiny. We are here, where slavery intends making its next innovation ; already we have had a foretaste of its coiitauiinatiiig touch, "and knowing that strength lies in union feel ing that our country and our God demands of. us in this emergency that every man should do- his duty, we have banded our selves together under solemn bonds, in or der that -we may know our own strength, may act m concert throughout this whole Territory, and thus exert an influence, jwssess an efficiency, and enjoy personal and civil protection, which as mere indi viduals we could not obtain. With tlwse explanations upon our part, we shall ask of you, that you take with us an obliga tion, placing yourself in the same attitude as before. -OBLIGATION. I, , in the most solemn manner. here, in the presence of Heaven and these witnesses, bind "myself that I will never reveal, nor cause to be revealed, either by word, look or sign, by writing, printing, engraving, paiuting, or in any manner whatsoever, anything pertaining to this institution, save to persons duly qualified to receive the same.-, I will never reveal the name of this organization, the place of meeting, the fact that any person is a member of the same, or even the existence of the organization; except to persons le gally qualified to receive the ame. . - Should I at any time withdraw, or be suspended or expelled from this organiza tion, I will keep this obligation to the end of my life. If any books, papers or mo neys belonging to this organization be en trusted to my care or keeping,! will faith fully and completely deliver up the same to my successor in office, or any one le gaily authorized to receive" them. I will never knowingly propose a person for membership in this Order, who is not in favor of making Kansas a Free Stake, and whom I feel satisfied will exert his entire influence to bring about this result. I will support, maintain and abide by any honorable movement made by this organ isation to secure this great end. which will not conflict with the laws of the country and the Constitution of the United States. I will unflinchingly rote for and : support the candidates nominated by this organi zation, in prefFerence to any and all oth ers. - : - ' : ' - -- . - ' 3 To all of this obligation I do most soT- emnly promise and affirm, binding myself under the penalty of being expelled from this organization, of having my name pub lished to the several Territorial Encamp ments as arjurer before Heaven and a traitor to roy country- of passing through life scorned and reviled by man, frowrw-d pn tby jdevils,, forsaken by angels, and abandoned by God." - ' , ".' T . IQoloneL Gentlemen, yoa have enlist ed ia a noble 'Amy battling ia, a glo rices cause. Per 33 year thi$ soil has v M., " ;rr : w" i , K- s w I. her streams and t-rt;f build her ud a nabl- t, . l""'r-4 UK i a uorjie uiai "j'rijr manes ignorant ,i - ignorant ouues, icr oursloa chiiawn. we 'deart icli-.Mnaleo1a lie policy, and educated people. lieve that Slavery spreads imrnoralit,. tt. iiuruuuusursi -unwusuv me Ctar.n.i,:.: for our wives, and for our chiidren !nt; "' in a larjtj wuere do ciass oi jeople Wr i legal compulsion made the vktuns of jj; uruuu passions . oi , anoiDer. class. v wish, and we expect to have here. j?,., where the right of opinion shall notjj. sure pciwruuga, ana wcere lreecoQ c speech shall not be a crime." In a if we make Kansas jree. Education, M," ality. Religion, Internal 'Peace, aod cuniae Success will be , vastly . inrm among us. If treacherous or slotl-Tni v the dmies devolving upon us, we brine, deep disgrace and mortal anguish in n,,' yery midst, which will be more tornu-c ing than the scorpions sting. . There are signs by which members c this organization may know each othw. Colonel will give them to Candidates! There is also a Grip. There is a cvrt. fying Conversation and Signals ol dL tress. Tliere are Passwords which dgh can communicate to you save the J ding officer, or upon .his authority, vj you cannot communicate them to aiiotr- -.t a . " save to me ia upon your examjnatior These passwords are . invariable gi'ren jV a whisper. Instructions on entering Regiments at these at outer door any alarm Ver you will give the Sentinel the Passvvor i inner - uoor o rars nere yon w, give the Sentina! your name, No. of yo; Regiment, and explanation to the trJ Pass-word. Salute the presiding ofiir Itnh in your ingress and egress. by placi;, tight hand on breast and gently bowiri. CLOSING CEREMONY. - Colonel. Fellow Soldiers, I trust;'. review has beep both pleasant and priJ able tp all. We m&t as friends, fe: us part as brothers, remembering that iU seek no wrong to any, a nd our boni o1 union in battling, for the right, roust unJ to make us better men, better neigfildrs and better citizens. We thauk you for - t j . j . . . your Kinaness ana aitenuoa ana invu you all to be present at our next revim to be holden at , on next, t: o'clock, r. m. Mr. Sentinels, vc will open the doors that our Soldiers iuv retire pleasantly and in order, , The following preamble and resolute were passed at the 1st session of tl (t. Encampment held at Lawrence, Feb. S:h 1S55. Whereas, while we regard the Frw dom of Kansas Territory as . the bi"Lf; of all political considerations which iw j now or hereafter engage our attention -Jj a free and intelligent people, we atu.'! same time regard it as impolitic uru wrong to adopt any line of policy t'w may . in any manner interfere wkh th domestic relations of our neigtboriu. States or Territories therefore, Resolved, That we hold it to be yJ and nroner in our relations with out Ss-" ter States as a Jundamtntal :vrtnci-ftf( aciivn, and inott promotive ol the ruVi I good of the Territory, that laws prey ing the t migration of either Slaves ( Free negroes be enacted by our conm: General Assembly and eventually rr. grafted in the constitution of the fcla'r. Now that I have shown the foul, trn sonable and murderous plotting9of a pan m which preachers of the (jrospel star, pre-eminent it is my duty to giv also t the world, in order to make my siatemen' more perfect, the Grip. Signs aud las words of this modern army," mace up the "chivalrous sons of darkness. ThcEii sign is as lollows: ' Left fist doubled and jesting on left b and right hand thrown across the small the back. . - - Answer Right thumb in vest arm-! left hand hanging carelessly down tbti side. - '"', " Grip Thumb pressed hard on the die joint of third finger in shaking i.ai!i Certifying Conversation Where have you been 1 ' Ans. Not far off. Query What did you see? Ans. I saw tights. Passwords At outer door. 'retri" tr-1' At inside door, three raps, "The 3wt ' This is all I know. . I feel now have clone my duty as - a citizen. aow have some sleep and an easy cot" t-nre blessing I have not ; enjoyed '" I became identifiw! with this secret ncr. ty. PAT. LAUGH LI. Kansas Territory, Oct. 22, 1S55. The undersigned, having Veen arqua: ted with Mr.P. Laughlin ever since ' became a resident of Kansas Teirito' now six months or upwards, takepWas' in snvtnnr thnt his demeanor has Veen"-- of a gentleman, and that they cousidtrr'j statements perfectly reliable y- in lt respect. JOHN W. FORM AN, JAMES LYNCH, JOHN A. VANARSDALb. WILLIAM SUBLETTE. D. MARSHALL JOHNSTd JAMES F. FOR MAN, A. P. FORMAN. Doniphan, K. T., Oct. 22. 1S55. fiThere is a man in Vermont seeds his geese on iron filings and steel pens from their wings. fQo x nose wno oiow ine w - . strife," may chance to have the spa5' in their owa i faces. - S"Tf a. nontmnn were t CliteT & pajToersnip wita a be legally connected wilb forgery ? ggy A Cincinnati editor ' HThat Ts the news." replied Sir. K bcwsT at ten cents a week r , dont l3 - Who wants' to mare a Fobi11 Any one who will come to Atcbiso3 put up a goou grain miu, tune in five'ears. j There is V11 cornandAsheat m the" county; c D-t U ccxe : os:o!