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ATCIHSOX, 'KANSAS TER.;
T UpSD A Y,- DECE M BErTTiS55.
The IScst divert isi tig TZem
diiimin the ilpper Country
'itFIn this Paper tlie Laws of
Congress are Published by Aiz
tliortF r : .. . .
F'O R P R E S I D E N T ,
IIon.David R. Atchison,
gSf-See fourth page for interesting
, ST" If the war now raging is not brot
to a close, there will be- no paper issued
f; o:n this office next week, as editors, jours,
and devil -Lave all shouldered their mus
kets in defense of law and order.
"WAR IN KANSAS 1 :
T& Itlilitln Ordered out, and
General Fighting Expected I
We hare intelligence of an insurrection,
formidable -in its character, having broken
out in the county of Douglas, K. T. The
facts are briefly these:
For sometime past the Free-Soilers and
Abolitionists have been threatening to defy
the legal authorities of the Territory, and
they have been unusually insulting and un
roighhorly to Pro-Slavery settlers in gen
eral. Last week, Sheriff Jones, of Doug
hs county, arrested a citizen of Lawrence
for some offense against'lhe laws, and an
p.rroed.mob of Abolitionists took the person
Vy'force from the Sheriff, declaring that
they would resist even unto death the laws
of the land. Since that time they have
drove 'ail the Pro-Slavery settlers away
from Hickory Point, burning their houses,
anJ driving their families in the cold, and
oinmitting other depredations. -
In view of the existing state of affairs,
Ve Governor' of Kansas has called out the
Milivn to, execute the. laws. Men ere
hourly. pairing, our office witJi their guns
on their lacks', going to the assistance of
the officers' of the law. A large company
with two pieces ef cannon, have started
fro-n Atchison county. As both of the e'di-
Xorrt'd! this paper are going to the seat of
ttIori, we have no time to enter further
into' particulars.' ' We anticipated llood
p'ed.and we, the junior, expect to wade
waist deep in the Mood of the Abolitionists.
, Kansas a Conquered Country.
Ex-Governor Reedcr, Greeley, and othr
ers of the same stripe, speak of Kansas as
a "conquered country." Is it so? By
whom was it conquered? Who now ere
the conquerors ? What is to Lc the fate of
the acquisition? These are grave ques
tions, quectiovas for the South to answer?
If it le a fact that Kansas is a conquered
country, as they allege, then it follows as
a consequence that the Sonth are the con
qiierers, and it is still in their possession.
Every office in the Territory is filled by
a Iru-SIavery man. Surely no conquest
was ever? letter secured. The question
now pome s up. what is to be the fate of this
acquisition ? This is a question that ap- j
peatetc every feeling and passion of man's j
nature; pride, interest, love of country, love
of religion, love of home and family, all
are appealed to in the investigation of this
query. After having ."conquered," and
possessed the country for nearly two years,
will the South be driven from it by a band
of Abolition mercenaries from Massachu
setts Will she be frightened from this,
the richest, most beautiful and extensive
domain which has ben opened for her
redundant slave population for years and
years; and which' is indeed the last outlet
for it, by the threat of. "Sharp's Rifles"
made by a cowardly set of bragart Aboli
tionists, who have not courage enough to
fire one of them at a prairie wolf, if fie is
looked in the face by him? Will she tamely
submit to be deprived of the last chance of
restoring that equilibrium between the
Slave and Free" States, which is the. only
hope of the Union? Will she consent to
havc:a fanatical horde of Abolitionists
quartered in Kansas; men who reverence
neither the laws of their country, the Con-
titntion. thn Bible, nor God himself if
they square not "with vtliefr .'higher law,"
men who think that the inciting a servile
insurrection, shedding the blood of, your
wives and;children, are righteous acts ;
men avhb avow that : unless their designs
are carried out the Union must and shall
be dissolved.' Men of tLe South, Stales
ftights men of the North, shall these things
be ? We call upon you to rememler the
lames of Washington, and Jacksonand
Marion, and Sumpter, and Morgan, and
a host of others, and ask yorselres, if you
will, when by Uicir own charges, you have
"concftered" the country, agree to retrtat
- - ' " - IV "M' "
and march out with your arms trailing.-
. . . ,T,,r, f , r vr.11. -. .Yon CXtenUWT to.ine ine 1 i.oia vi ivaiA-.? i.
W answer :iue rf . ... . . :Xu &l ilUkAh tltrWriotic sition to loan-S3000a o" -XlMTAtifc
t&i1 kVltkV-V1- '-"- U nnlv 2 ,er annum, in adSneeVT Trf in favor of the lean. '
Pafc.-Latighlin's Statement ConSrmel.
In commenting on the expose made ty
PatLaughlin, of the existence of armed
Abolitionists minis Territory, the "Kansas
Herald of Freedom," an Abolition Jour
nal, makes this admission: : x . -
"We give it as .our private opinion that
there is something on which to base the
story ; that it is not wholly a fabrication."
In - another .paragraph . the -JJerald -of
Freedom states that "the Free State men
are' thoroughly ovganized on a military
base," and-are well; qualified to resist the.
usurpations of the 'Border Ruffiians.'"
""What is the 'duty of 'the law and order
party of the Territory, under the existing
state of affairs ? Is it not to hunt out these
armed nullifiers, and bring them'to jus
tice ? Why then are they permitted to
continue setting the laws at defiance, aud
bo attempt, made lo punish them? We
tell our friends that something 'must be
done ! ' We are decidedly in favor of en
forcing the laws, though it should be at
the sacrifice of every law and order man
in the Territory. When a chance is af
forded for tho squatters to join under the
proper officers a company to drive these
armed intruders from the soil of Kansas,
thousands will be found flocking to the
standard. If fijrhtiner is tote done, the
sooner we get at it the belter. Until
peace and quietude is restored in Kansas,
"our voice is for war!"
"filial euri Again Threatened I
The Aholitionists, through thir organ,
the "Herald of Freedom," in speakingof
the slaveholders of Missouri, throws out
the following threat:.
"A few years will only eiapse whn the
crop of Abolitionists, both in Missouri and
Kansas will le too numerous for them to
remain in either State with their slaves."
Notwithstanding such threats, the people
of Missouri ar allowing themselves to be
made to jcersecure, by the tloclnne adro-
cated by such papers as the St. Louis In
telligencer, Jefferson Inquirer, and other
papers of like stamp. We tell our friends
that the above journals are tools in the
hands of our enemy. They wish through
them to make us feel secure, and when
unguarded, they will pounce upon us, and
carry into effect their threats. ,
The Free State Constitution.
We understand this precious document
isto go through the farce of being submit
ted to the people on the 22d of December
next. Whether it. will ever be seen by
those who pretend to voe, is a very unim
portant maiterv it win ue received as a
matter of course. We are told that it pro
vides for the election of a Governor and
members of the'Stfae Legislature, &c, to
come eff in January. The dolts who had
the carrying out of the Massachusetts plan,
should not have been in snch a hurry, as
they will le in a very awkward predica
ment when Congress refuses them admis
sion as a State. We are informed that
one of their number was solicited to run
for the - Legislature, but ' declined on the
ground that he might share the fate of poor
Dodd, of Rhode Island. Some of them
will yet meet his, cr a worse fate.
JE We refer our readers to the letter
of Gen. Slringfellow, published on the out
side of our paper. There are many im
portant suggestions in it, that will be of
great ndvantage to these expecting to re
move to this Territory. We agree with
Gen. Stringfellow in the opinion that Kan
sas is the rhice for the slaveholder. No
person that has not lived in this Territory
an J been acquainted with our wants, can
form an; idea of the demand for slave la
bor. We have heard ns high as'S2C0
per nnrmrn offered for a good house ser
van!, and at this moment, wo would jump
at the chance to secure one at that price
In other and all portions of the Territory
the demand is equally as great and price:
correspondingly high. e again invite
the slave owner to Kansas, as a place
where his property will pay him a better
interest than in any other portion of the
"Atchison, we have no doubt, is pro-
slavery. Stringfellow nnd Kelley reside
there, and there is published the rquatter
Sove-eign. Were the town not pro-slavery
we should take it for granted the Squatter
Sovereign could not exist in the place."
Kansas Herald of freedom.
As an evidence that Atchison is a Pro
Slavery town, we will inform the Herald
of Freedom, that there is not a resident
Abolitionist in our midst. And further
that if such nullifiers as Mr. Brown should
ever visit us, we will favor them with a
hemp necklace, and an opportunity to dance
upon air. If Mr. Brown wishes to test the
political strength of our party, let him pay
us a visit.
r The success of the Democratic party i
this State has been most complete. The
whole Democratic State ticket is elected
and three out of the four members of Con
gress are Democrats. "Both branches -of
the Legislature are largely. Democratic.'
The Know Nothings have again met wit
a signal defeat in the South. : ' . . ,
There are nine newspapers pub
lished at this time in Kanps Territory.
Out of that number, only three are Pro
Slavery. The six Abolition journals rtre
liberajiy. supported .by -the. Eastern people
We ask our Southern friends it they are
Vlie Know Kothi;gJ,,,
Several of our friends have teen taking
us; to task about our attacks ontheK now
Nothings, on the grounds of inconsistency;
We do not intend to be led into a wax with
them on this or any other subject, so long
as they advocate,-: the Cne great (jvesiioii
with us. In courtesy to them, however,
we will say this much. We took this
ground at the commencement of our Jour-
nal: That in Kansas, we would know but
one question, Slavery pr Atolitionisil 4-
That is stilt our position", and that is still
the only. issue here..,wBut-yre Bejcetrneant
thereby, that .we would refuse, to sympa
thize with ourdd party friends out 'of the
Territory n ever. On the : contrary, we
avowed in our prospectus that we -were
Democrats, and we still claim to be "hon
orary members" of that party; and when
ever we shall emerge from our Territorial
condition, we expect to be. identified, with
it again. We also disclaim any (intention
of calling the Know Nothings of the South
Abolitionists. ; But at the same time must
say, that thir success as a national party,
would be the overthrow of the only, consti
tutional party in the Union, and therefore
we would regret it. We regard the Know
Nothings of the North as Abolitionists;
although a part of them disavow it, yet the
great bulk of them affiliate with the Abo-
tion, or Repullican party, as they Ci.Il
themselves. We hope our friends of the
Know Nothing party, in the Territory and
out of it, will not attempt to draw us into
a paper war, as we will not fight w ith
them. : s .
Land to Actnal Settlers.
A correspondent writing from tho South
asks us whether an actual settler is entitled
to a quarter section of land in Kansas.
We have no knowledge of any law of
Congress which givs the settler of Kan
sas any amount of land, though it is tho't
by many that a homestead bill to that ef
fect may pass during the coming session
of Congress. Theie is a pre-emption law
n force which allows a settler to take up
for his own use and benefit, one hundred
and sixty acres of land, and gives him five
years to pay for the same. Any industri
ous man can make the first year, enough
from his land to pay the entrance fee,
which is only S200. Should a homestead
law be patsed by Congress, any time Uu-
ring the fire years, the settler would, as j
a matter, of course, be entitled to take ad
vantage of its liberal provisions and get a
title to his. land without . paying out a dol-
ar. We have never known it to fail that
when a claim was taken, and a cabin erect
ed, that the pre-emptor could at any time
sell his right for a handsome sum. more
than enough lo pay him for his own labor.
So there is a speculation to be made in
lands here by those with a limited capital.
No man should keep away from Kansas
because he is compelled to pay the Gov
ernment price for land. That is a small
TrHRiTORi.11. Register. When this
sheet first made its appearance to the pub
lic in the guise of Democracy, we cau
tioned our friends against it, jiving as our
oph ioa that it was ''stealing the livery of
Heaven to screen the Devil in.". Time
has confirmed our suspicions. The Reg
ister is not Pro-Slavery, ns-it professed to
be ; but its editor is one of that class of
Abolitionists which arc too cowardly to
proclaim his true sentiments, but not' smart
enough to conceal them. W know of no
ranker Abolition journal than the Territo
rial Register; it is a paper that should re
ceive no encouragement and support from
a Southern people.
In speaking of the 3000 Sharp's
Rifles sent out by Massachusetts, to exter
minate the "Border Ruffians," the Herald
of Freedom says:
"They are well finished implaments of
wsr, and our bovs have got pretty well
skilled in the art of using them."
We give it as our opinion that if they
are not "self-shooters," they will not be
very formidable in the hands of Free-Soil
ers. When the Border Ruffiians get after
the boys," we are certain ihty u ill not
stay to see them shoot.
J"" Within the past week we have
received large accessions to our subscrip
tion list from the" Stated of Alabama and
Georgia. We hope our friends in those
States will continue their efforts in ex
tending the circulation of the Squatter
Sovereign. -. -
Alteeiso DtRrcTibif or Papers.
Persons frequently write to us, asking that
their papers be changed to a different of
fice, but neglect to state the' dffiee at Vhich
they are receiving it, and itis a mere
chanse if we know where to find their
names. Always give the name of the of
fice at which the paper is received, as well
as the one to which it is to be sent.
vs5"" The Easton 'Argiis says, : Gov.
Reetler was lately presented with a very
fine rifle, at Easton; Pa.-" It wits sent for
all the way to Europe, and has an inscrip
lion of gold inlaid ia steel, "C. Glanze, in
his Excellency, A. IL Reetler, Geveruar
of Kansas." , Wonder ... if Jbeeder won't
send it out to . Lawrence., .. It would be. a
prize .worth taking., ? -j ; ,:
pAcVric;'RAitRoix Webear ' from
Jeffeissoh City that tt'fesX" Vote was aken
on Thurstlay, m tne Senate, on tin; pi-opo-
if was decl -
For lha "Squatter Sovexfigu
Messrs. EniTOjiis.'iLet, seme .one
corr.petent, invigate'the "following PfOp
psitions, and let us krJoMTto what they lead,
if true. They lay atf the-bottom 6T -all
good order, socidllyiftnd politicaliy ;rx :
There is uo,sucU'thiDi7 'as the Javrf
If the world conspired to make it law,
they -"cOTM"npt-Enforce lhe3fa!sehood ; level
allconditionsto-day, yoti. oiyuxootb the
way fot tyranny to-morrow. !? ! : I f t
The many are never as wise as the few.
AJhpxogrc!.vsould cease. ge re-it sa.-. -
. A condition orperfe.ct equality among
men, would" be a dreary, liopeless prospect
for humanity," were it possib!e;-which it is
OP"1: TP YUOTMTm'
' 1 How 'could there be" none wiser, or bet"-
te r than others,"to tsachtd ' be beloved.
Physically, mci ally, such a state of things
is impossible, itis. a nonsensical dreamJ'Jt
has no. existence in Heaven, in Karth or
anywhere. 7 , , ; t.:.cr.A -:u vt :' ;
; The people that aspires to perfect equal
ity, are dreamers, unfit for freedom. From
the Arch-Angel to the worm", ' from the
mountain to the pebble, from the radiant,
compieted planet, to the nebula that hard
ens through -.countless ages of mist .and
- slhne, into a habi table -world; the first law
of, nature is inequality. i;n .,:; .it'.: .
; . And this is pot a harsh, but ' a loving
law. It isiit lutt of real progrttsl-
.If, Mr. . Kerr, off Fort Leavenworth,
will favor us with one or more essaj's upon
this interesting Subject, it will give pleas
ure and instruction to many of your read
ers. '::-." "T . . . -1.
Atchison, K. T.. Nor. 29, 1S65.
"'; Public Meeting. ' '
Pursuant to' notice a large meeting of
Law and. Order citizens of Calhoun coun
ty, met" at the town of Calhoun for the
purpose of taking action, in respect to
facts svt forth in the ', expose of Patrick
Laughlin, aud to take steps for carrying
out the Laws of said Territory, and of
putting down " the treasonable designs of
the free soil and abolition parties. .
.' On motion,". Perry1 Flesh man was called
to the chair, and William L, " Kuykendall
was appointed secretary
Whereupon, James Kuyndall, sr.,
Ravvley.J. Fulton, 'James M. Hand, and
bamuel b. Loclcart, jsqrs., were ap
pointed a committee of four to draft res-
ohitious expressive 01 tne sense, ot the
meeting, and after a few minutes' retire
ment submitted the fdiiowing:
Whereas, we have received information
fro.n a reliable source that a secret or
ganization, clled the Territorial Grand
Encampment aud;. -Regiments of ' the
Kansas Legion, having for; its oljecl
the' subversion of the.liberty of the pec-,
pie of Kansas Territory,' and whereas,
; arms and amunrtiun of war have been
sent int the Territory' by the higher
law people of Boston, for the purpose of
butchering our-wives and children a
large amount of nioney has already
l een collected and sent here to their
friends to mature and carry out their
traitorous designs, aud whereas, under
ground agents are . stationed in many
parts of the .Territory, to give the sig
nal of war, and to commence the bloody
work' of butchering. our families, burn
ing our houses and destroying our prop
erty; therefore, be it unanimously
7vs3t?e(7,That we call upon his Excel
cy, Gov. Wilsox Shannos, to take such
action in the premises as to correct the ac
tions of all nullifiers of the Laws of the
Territory." 'J' '. ' ' r. ,:"
Resolved, That we are a peace and law
loving people; but believing that there is
a faction among us. that are opposed to our
constitutional rights and the laws of our
country, we therefore,, vail upon the offi
cers of the Territory of all grades to dis
charge their duty: to S'.'e that the laws are
enforced, ami we pledge ourselves when
legally called upon . to assist in carrying
out the laws ,of said territory, .; ,
Fesoli'd, That these resolutions be sent
to the office, of the Squatter Sovereign for
publication, and that a!l" papers friendly
to the pro-slavery cause, ard the cause of
Law and Order, are herely requested to
publish the same
- On motion. of James KuyendaU, senior,
the meetinar adjoirned i"tie die.
1 PERRY FLESHMAN, Chairman.
Wm. L. ,Kr.TKi5DiLt, Secretary.
ARRIVAL OF THE PACinC.
New York, Nov. 15.
The steamer Paeiflc arrived at New
York this morning, from Liverpool, Which
port she left on the 2Sth ult.
The commercial news is of little impor
Great excitement prevailed in England,
from an apprehension of a rupture with the
United States, and almost a panic perva
ded the'public mind. Alfsorts of extrav-
agant rumors were enrrent, which of course
were more or less nonsense
War news from' the Crimea " unimpor
tant. - The Russians' wre preparing' an
attaclc oii the Allies, and a "conflict was
momentarilyexpccted. ; ' ';"' '
Lord Stanley had been offered the Col
onial Secrrtaryshipi "l' '' - ili
Codringtdn" was' appointed ;"to r succeed
Gen.'Siinpsofn.:' : ' ' ', ,
The war 'fever' started by the London
i 'h' ' ' ' "; . T' - ;
Times, is.rridicu!ed . by all ; smart rnen.
Prodigious exhfte"inentwas created.. One
rumor stated that the American Minister,
Mf. Buchanan,, had resigned, but this was
soon pronounced fal.e. The stir was but
a tempest m a teapot. . .t
- -Nothiusr from the Crimea or the Baltic.
Both "apnies "wefe '''pVepa'riny,for winter
The Allies erected three new oattenes
1 opposite the ' northern 'Torts, UU the nreJ
The Russians suffered nothing from the"
canonade of theiJOUi. w
Berlin nil vir? rnrnt tlinff k?Aus-
man occupation 01 Uie lianubiaa l'rmci-
palities was assuming a troublesoaie as
pect. The force had been increased to
twenty-five thousand. '
Sir Coltin Campbell's exptdition to Eu
patria has been countermanded.
Omar Pacha was concentrating his troops
previous, to marching into. Georgia.
f The position of the Allied squadrons' at
Kimburn was unchanged.
LTheJ3ttrlinGazeUeLaaserts that condi
tions of neaCe had been settled v between
France and Austria'
Canrobert was desirous that a portion or
the fleet should winter in sweetlisa ports.p
Cholera in Sicily was abating 1 "
Russia had ordeTed new general levies
for one hundred thousand men. .
1 Gortschakotf received orders to defend
or evacuate the Crimea, according' to cir
cumstances. - , ! ;!
Lewis ReisSc Co.. and Lagan, engaged
in oil and fruit trade, in Spain and Sicily,
failed for 700,000 franca. -.
.Overland mail arrived. : Santal insnr
rection sul siding, c Trade . in India dull,
this quarter less than an5 average yield.
- Pi om the Charleston Mercury '
The Causo of Kansas the Causa of the
Among the list of : lette rs, which 4w?
publish this morning, in relation to the re
cent brilliant celebration at King's Moun
tain, will be found one fron the Hon. D.
R. Atchisou, of Missouri, which will be
read with peculiar interest. ' It rings in
every line of the fierce battle which has
for almost a year past, been waging be
tween "fanatical hirelings and the cham
pions of the South. It sneaks of trials
met, and trials yet to come, in which, tho'
every nerve be tested, there will be no
yielding; for the "cause of Kansas is the
cause of the South." What an example
to the . whole South have these "border
ruffians" given of the true and only spirit
in which aggression is to be met and mas
tered? And verily do they stand forth
in withering contrast with that pitiful
brood of meek men who have so long
Cursed and dishonored the South.
. But there is, in Mr. Atchison's letter, a
tone of bitter but just rebuke of the indif
ference with which the South has looked
on this critical coutest in Kansas. We say
just, for. what really have we done, more
than to toast and applaud the Missourians?
Have we sent thcin any organized aid?
Have we moved in this matter as though
it were,' as it really is, lhe: greatest and
most practical question cf the day to us?
Have we not left brave Atchison and his
men to contend single-handed and alone
with the united powers ot abolition at the
North, and Benton freesoilism in his own
State? While abolition has organized
societies, ;helu conventions, raised thou
sands of dollars, aroused public sentiment
and sectional ambition, aud sent fort i its
'trained bands" to do' its bidding in the
lair fields 01 Kansas, we have leen pas
sive "-tamely, indifferently passive, Our
friends, the friends ot tiie South, have
beea compelled to look with a pain, saved
from' despair only , by the assurances of
their own courageous hearts, upon the still
increasing ranks of the ngsrressor, while
their own strength was but casually re
Yet we fear not for the result; and soon
the question will be removed from Kan
sas to Congress, there to stand or fall, with
the representatives of the South. The
Heuse of Representatives will have to de
cide between Reeder and Whitfield be
tween slavery and abolition; and upon its
decision, the future fate of Kansas is near
ly suspended. Thus,' in spite of compro
mises, and repeals, and party platforms,
anti-slavery still invades councils of the
nation. The struggle will be fierce and
with immense odds agaiust us. Nothing
will avail the South in her minority posi
tion, but concert and the most determined
spirit. - Let Southern representatives lear
this in mind. Let them remember how
much of . the battle is already won, and
what may be lost by theiir unworthiuess.
But, above all, let them remember that the
eyes of a whole people are upon lliem,
eagerly watching how they bear them
selves in 'the' ngbt. v Aieanwhile let the
people of the South press forward in aid of
the Missourians, and evince, by acts, their
sympathy and interest 111 the cause. . We
are glad to be able to state that Charleston
has recently sent lorth two young and cn
terprising sons for the patriotic work.
"War with Great Britain.
Unexpectedly as a clap of thunder in a
clear sunshine comes the news that Eng
land and the United Slates are on the eve
of a fierce and bloody war. Already has
the Enclish covernment sent an armed
fleet to our shores, and her press is breath
inff out threatenings and vengeance, and
calling upon our Northern people to join
her iu defending her and us against the
pretended attempts of the South to seize
the British West India Islands and reduce
the black inhabitants again to slavery.
Not a word of this has been heard, or
lisped or thought of at the South; yet-Eng
land asserts it, and makes it, an excuse
for sending a fleet to hover on our coast
She pretends tha: our filibusters are about
attacking her West India possessions, and
then Ireland in turn, and with this "stop
theif ! cryi she sends an armament into our
waters on a real fillibusiering excursioa,
aud calls on her aid! . For twenty years by
her itenerant preachers, lecturers and "her
publications, has she teen preparing ine,
northern people for this very crisis; and
n?w, when she thinks judging by our
Uncle Tout's Cabin's 'and Tribune's. that
the are prepared to join-her in this -war
upon our southern jeople, she commences
hostile deinonstrations by sending a fleet to
seize upon Cuba and; San Juan under the
false pretense of stopping .filhbusterin!
Is it hot quite time for as to open our eye's
to the tendecies and efforts of English ab
otifonisin in this country? i-.n 7 A,-
,r Som t P itm p 41 x s. Ex-Governor Reeder
tells his nephew of . the Easton. Argus: he
has senpmhpkHnsfn Kansas thar weighed
over 100 pounds, and thaj it is no unco.-n-rnftn
tVitnfr tnrm twrt efohs'ef "rnplons in
- mon thing
Prcra the Boston Traveler, Nov. 5tb.
ixty-Ep-irs withont Food or Sleep.
;A 3Ux Lo
taiss. :Dr. Ball; whoseremarkablef e&
capj from death by expoSi re at the White
Mouota in?, has been already mentioned,
reached th's city last evening.' We have
from his own! if s the following" account of
his adventures :
Dr. Ball left the Glen House, on Wed
nesday, afternoon, at two. o'clock, to take a
short walk upon the new carriage walk
which; has lately -beeniluilt. That -,brot
him to a small j shanty at thejfootj of the
ledge.' " After arriving there he thought he
would go up thejedge for a short distance,.
Finding it very "stormy after traveling a
mile or two, he returned back to the shan
ty, and by this time il was seven o'clock
in the evening. The occupants of the
shanty desired him to remain over night,
and he did so. The next morning it still
rained, and seeing the path over the ledf
quite clear of snow, he thought lie would
go over the ledge. .With an umbrella to
protect him from the storm, lie traveled
over the' mountain towards the summit.
After going a mile and a half it began to
snow very violently. The path wa so
covered that it could nobe seen and be
mnde the best way he could in various di
rections, still goiug up. He had passed
the second mountain, and thinking himself
near the summit was induced to go on.
As he came upon the third mountain the
wind blew a hurricane completely cutting
off observation. He continued, however,
to ascend, and .finally reached., the fourth
mountain, on which stands the Summit
House: There the storm was even more
violent than oii the third mountain, the
wind commenced throwing him ofT bis feet
and forcing him to turn to get his breath.
Aftrr battling with the torm for two hou
and not being able to detect the Summit
House; he concluded at three o'clock, P.
M., to retreat down the mountain.
Turning then to commence the descent
but could not find his tracks, and went on,
merely guided by the fall cf the land.
He finally came on some stakes put down
in laying out a road to the Summit He
followed these down until night, intending
to follow them to the base of the mountain,
as he had no idea on which side of the
mountain he was. Eut finally losing them
and night comincr on, he was forced to
look for a place of shelter from the storm,
He fastened his umbrella between a rosk
ana some Lusi.es, and tuen pulling up
some dead wood and brush, he piled them
up nicely over the umhndht, aud then laid
down under it. There he remained the
whole n git, constantly movh.gr to prevent
beincr frozen. He was verv drowsv and
ti 1 1.1 T 1 .1
sleepy, but managed tu keep awake until '
daylight. , Then he arose" and sought an I
o ulet, it being foggy at the time, but not
stormy. He spent the who! day in war
dering in different directions, and finding
n outlet, returned to the same ph e.
Night again came on, aud he made prep
arations to spend it on the mountains, lie
tried to light a fire, but t:je wind was so
strong a.id there was sj miuh sauw that he
' The night was passed the same as be
fore, without sleep, and the next morning
he arose at daylight, came out and lean
ing on a rock, exercised his feet, which
were both f.-ozen below the ankles. Alter
t-vvo hours exercise I.e set out again to try
to get off ti e mountain. Whi e standing
for a few moments to consider which way
to go, he saw the party who were in search
of him. He cr.eltout to tlutn, and they
slopped short and tame to bis relief. ' They
w re mu-ti amazed to fiad him alive aud
alleto walk. . Wiih ll.eir assistance he
tvalked down to the bhunty, which was iwo
miles distant, which place be reached on
Saturday at thrt-e o'clock, P. M., 'having
been without food or sleep for about sixty
America Ladt to be Qciix
INatles. It is rumored- ti.at L.ouis
Napoleon desires to put his cousin, Lucieu
Murat a few years ago a planter in Flor
ida on the throne of Naples. Murat is
a good natured person, I tit has neither en
ergy nor wit enough to make a kinj in
times like these. : lie has, however, one
great advantage to back -him, which no
kinsr in Europe can brag of, for he has a
Yankee wife and she is not only a hand
some woman, but has intellect, energy and
decision enough to kfep her husband on
the throne without the aid of a police.
n hat a novelty! a genuine ankee lady
transferred ito a regular queen, and queen
of Naples too! -the lovlicst spot in the
world- not more famous for its Vesuvius
and Pompeii than for its unrivalled macca-
roni and soup.
g?Ssr Abolition philanthropy is about
the cheapest commodity the market affords.
An Abolitionist will be the most humane,
benevolent, kind hearted, fellow in th
world, if it isn't 1 k-'y to cost h'm anything.
But just ask him to iork over half a doll, r
to buy a beef-stake for one of the negroes
he professes to pity ; so much, and he 11
squeak out like, a, cart-wheel that hasn't
seen tar for a month. Ih-y have an Af
rican church at Chicago, "and during the
last year the darkies have been ni iking
an effort to raise money to pay off the
debts of the church. With all the wealth
and Abolitionism, and : philanthropy of
Chicago, the darkies could raise but S375
and of that amount. Senator Douglas con
tributed S100. Zifon Democrat.
-Kaxsas State , Sc.air. The Topeka
Convention, after, committing a fraud upon
the people by making a State Constitution
in their name, , have undertaken to issue
Kansas State scrip. This is but another
spee-irs of wildcat banking, and swindling.
And though it promises to pay, it can od.j
be when Kansas becomes a free State, acd
that will never I e. Kansas Herald.
Sir Thomas Townbridge. of Eng
land, who had both legs shot off in the
Crimea, - has since been married to the
beautiful, accomplished and wealthy Miss
Gubrny, ofNorwich.'4 They were engaged
to beinamed before the commencement of
the war. How strong is woman's love! I
Accident at Lawbesce. -The, Kan
sas City.Enterprisci'of NoVV'l, says
The boiler of Hunt's jSawMfli at ' Law
rence' exptodi d on' Wednesday;, ' killing a
young man namea 3ipnroe, and severely
injurmg'WrnV Patterson Fye feis thigh le-
broken a ndskrdt feterored.
tfSpie Bull js about to make a pro
fessional tour, of the United Slates.
Rachel made her debut ; t
Monday night, to aS3000 house.
Gen. Cass is reported to be worth
four bullions of dollars " ; ? - " r i j
"When should you apply a sovereijm
to a tooth ? When it is a-kinsr.
i JS- "I Tim going to draw this beau
into a knot," as the young lady said when
she stood at the hymeneal altar.
iS&TJouglass Jerrold says jliat old bach
elors are like dry wood; when they do take
fire they burn prodigiousTy.'
Health at Washisctot The
Union states that chills and fever prevail
to an unusual extent in Washington.
: gs" The publication of the "Frontier
News," at Westport, Mo., has been dis
continued.. JPSsy There are five vacancies in the
United States Senate-, viz: in California,
Alabama, Missouri, Indiana and rcnnsyl--vania.
ET Rachel gave twenty-four perform
ance and two readings in New York, nd
the receipts, it is stated, were 85,564, of
which she.receired as her share, 30,000.'
JC?T Look out for counterfeit half dol
lars. They are in circulation in New
York, and may fet into our vicinity very
Now is the time lo hunt rams
is abundant and fat. Wild fowls and deer
come almost to our very door. We never
knew game more plentiful and tame.
A porson in Mobile has brought
suit for damages against a shoemaker, for
failing to comply with a promise to have a
pair of boots made at a specified time.
The Union argues to show that
ex-Governor Reeder, of Kansas, is not
entitled in law or justice, to a seat in Con
gress, as Delegate from Kansas, wbiei kt
The ship Georgia cleared at Sa
vannah last week for Liverpool, having as
part of her cargo, 7,346 bushels of wheat.
being the second shipment m the kind froin
t s r
"a 0r " .
Pauperism is rapidly increasing
in- England within the last two years,,
probably owing to the war. Poverty, wid
owhood and orphanage are the legitimate -fruits
A. F. Leonard, editor of the Nor--folk
Argus, being nominated by "Many
Voters" as a suitable person to represent
that city in the Legislature, decfines the
intended honor, because "he wants-to'st
For nt West. The Alexandria Ga
zrtte says : The tide of emigration is set
ting strongly from Virginia lo the West.
We hear of citizens from many of the ad
jacent counties intending to remove to
Kansas. Some of our townsmen are ma
king prepsriiion to emigrate there.
Ti Fatuxk or Sam. At a meeticr
of the Know Nothings i:i Independence
Square, 1 Jmadolphia, on t rulay night the
5th inst., the notorious Ned Buntline wza
introduced to the meeting as the "Father
of Sam," and the crowd shouteiVwi'-ii great
joy. ; .: ,
85 Michigan, having refustd (heuse
of her prisons to the Courts of the Unite 1
States for the imprisonment of slaves, the
United Stales. -District Court there has
sent its Grand Jury to examine into tbe
necessity for the erection of a jail m such
6T Mr. Parsons, of Virginia, who
attempted to arrest his uncle's slave, at
Hollidaj-sburg, Pa., has been indicted ia
Blair county, on the charge of attempting
to kidnap. Col. Parsons, the owner of
the slave, has entered etiit for dani3?e
against his rescuers, in the United S:atts.
National Convention. The Dn
ocratic National Committee, which is em
powered to fix tho time for the meeting of
the Democratic National Convention, wiil
assemble in Washington City on the S:h
of January faext. The Convention is to
meet at Cincinnati, at a time to be fixed
by the Committee.
JSsJ The following compilation of the
length of a mile in different countries inay
le of some use to our readers: .
COCIfTKIES. . - . YARDS.
England and America, 1,769
Scotland and Ireland, - - 2,200
Poland, . ... .4,400
Sweden and Denmark, 7,220
Tme Nex-b Preside nti a l, Can vASf.
The friends of the Hon. George M. Dai
las held a meeting in Philadelphia en ths
evening of tbe 2nd inst., preliminary to tbe
nomination of a candidate for the Presi
dency. Resolutions were " adopted extol
ling the eaaeer of Mr. Dallas from his en
rollment as a volunteer in the war of 1S12,
down to his filling the office of Vice Pre
id e nt, when the prosperity of the country
was poised upon his single vote, in all
which he evinced that his principle of ac
tion was determined by nothing narrower
than the general good.
A Musical PaoDiaT. There is, :
this vicinity, ablind " negro boy, only s;x
years o.d, the property 01 jamn A .7
thune, of. tbe Corner Jstone. .wnowii
the most wonderful capacity for music, end
is able to play almost any piece, even
most difficult, upon the ; piano forte, 8'tf
bearing it once, or twiee...II has rx
been instructed in music; . his knowing
of the science is, thereforvistmcure.--Ile
has the most intense passion for rr.os: ,
and exhibit tho greatest, emotion daricj
We - have nerr m.
iso wonderfat a musical itc&i& tfcrf'T
VcivmHis Times. a ';1
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