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g TRXJVG JFJEljJL O If & KHIjIsE 1
The Squatter claims the same Sovereignty .iri the Territories thai he possessed in the States."
EpITOJiS & JPIZOPJRZJSTOIZS.
f -til A.lICIj
Mondays at lo
k. A. u T
!p. w :n
H.o "'5n at 6,
t8 o'clock, a.
ami at 1, r. m.
nff m St. Loui;
travel iu everv
the part of her
Polar Star, the
Lion and arm.
ended to passen-
pon me utmost
e aeuvery of
'acket, P. x.
h field, I.ibfrtv"
He. Fr.. T.-...f
P St. Joseph.
lis on every nl
, s follows:
21st; July f,th
mber 8th, 22o!
b for St. Louis
m o'clock, A.
21at; April 4th
; June 13th and
t 8th and 22l5
3d, 17th and
dnesiays at 10
m; Iatan at 1J,
ame dav, and
14 a m; Park
I VV ayne City at
eui ai. . p m;
p same evening-,
ill leave Lex-
im: Berlin and
10 a m; Hill's
ioonville at 5;
.1 tarda v after-
JMe mail boats,
s, to retain the
v and dispatch.
IS. "5 5.
ter, will leave
season, on ev-
finy, at 4 o'-
"lh and inter-
t the opening
and 2 1st.
1th and 18th.
10th and 30th
13th and 27th.
k, a. m., as
h and 27th.
h and 22d.
5th and 19th.
ndays at 10
a m Fort
He at 10, a
tl, v m, Lib-
bley at 4 P
m, Dover at
andintr at 11
kt2 pm Glaa-
in time for
ning lines of
t, new, large
8sly for the
i eld, Liberty,,
t. L.oui8 on
6th and 20,
th and m.
ch 15th ami
i and 24th,
. August 2d
nd 22d, De-
lock, a m,;
i .1..- T nv.
I n! Bruns-
Hlle 6, p mr
for the lib;
Captain. ,-. :-
The Squatter Sovereign ,
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lidonce of it tentior.a fraud.
c pott's Column.
I'm s.t;ingby my l s'.. George,
lWtre ne. on Ibe tloor,
Tiier-r lies a worn out font of type,
I'll 11 twenty tli'i'isui 1 sco-e.
A id many months Inve passed, George,
S. nee t!iv wre brig-it and i:rw,
Aril ininv: are tiii tulos they're told
The faisf, the sti ang the true.
T!iAir beauty Ins a!! gone, George,'
Yxm scarcely now my trace
I'ji.in ,lii sasr-vy m-"!i'iin .
-,1V iikeueiM "of their face ; ,
T'uVMnia I ine cf a t:ia i,: t Jorg", ' . !
Wlius niotti of Uf. was fall
Of PTomis-J. hut at eViUii .'a cIojs
Wus Ufsolate and du!. j ; i
What tales of horror thv have told, '
() teuip'.t .Mi l- of wreck.
Of murd-r iu the nii laigli' hoir,
Uf war fu':i many a - speck.";
Of s!iius that lost ownv at s-a
V it ilo.vn b-fo -e th? "blast,
0: s t.lf.l c ie of agony
As life- lastonoiiunts passsll
Of earthquakes anil f s iicitl?s,
Of f itUug crops of coUon.
t OC bunk defaul-s, broken banks
banking system rot 'on.
Of boil rs burs'iug. Hteauiboats snagj?d,
Of liols, duvls f;ugh',
Of robbers wiMi thir p py escipe,
Of thieves with bootv caught.
O ll mv. and i.-e, an 1 acridn1:.
Thos? wo. ii out type have to!d ; -And
haw th p'stib-nce hs swept
Ti voirhf il and t'i old;
Of m: riages, of 1L tiu. of deaths,
Of things to p!en.; or vex us ;
Of one man's jumping overboil d,
Ano:h?r gone to Texas. Je
Tii-v'v'- tol l how long sweet summer day's
r; H.ivf lad'jd from our view ;
Htvv ahiu-nh's chilling winds hive swept
Ta l-af-c: owned forest tbra:; ;
How wiiiter's reign Jiath rom- and gone
Dark reign of storM ami st if.
An 1 bow the smiting soring h tUi warmed
The pale tlowers back to life.
I can't pretend to m-HiMor. half
My lukey frieuJs have told,
S n-e shiai.ug bright and ba itiful,
Tney iss i;d f.o:u the mould
How iiao some th-y Joy have brought,
To otliers grief an tears,
Yt faithfully thv record kept
Of r.:at receding years.
".One of the best epigrams ever w-itten
as tonjtired up a good many years ego by
etion't know wo. Qdie.v sabe? Here it
A' Harrv nn Av irn aiBin the t.
As things that ia courtship but studied to vex,
u ' Aud in m-rria -e but sought to enthral ;
-Wver mind hiia says Kate, "'tis a family
Uia rTiica agre ed so exactly with him,
That ha never would marrr at alt !"
Good Advice, v
If yon yonr lips
tpiiUl keep f rum. !ip, :
Hfe things ooserve with carel
r whom yoa speak ;
To whom you speak ;
. oJ bow and w hco nd where.
THE KAK8AS WAR!
In the last issue of our paper we briefly
allu-Jed to the overt acta on the part of an
armed mob, which led to the exciting'ar
l!:at has been raging; in our Territory for
the past few'Weeksi The causes are prob
ably known to"most of our readers. , The
Aliolition party in this Territory acknowl
edge n authority' but that of its own will,
recognizes no government as existing, and
repudiates our Legislature and all acts of
that body By means of a secret organi
zation, they have accumulated a large
am Mint o( arms and munitions of war, and
have made a formal declaration of an
armed opposition to all laws, save those of
their own making.
Pro-Slavery citizens in the vicinity ol
Luwrerce have been brow-beaten ani in
sulted, their stock killed, houses burned,
and lu es threatened. . This state of affairs
as a matter of course, could not last, and
upon the determination of a Pro-Slavery
st-itler to stand up for his rights, the true
designs of this secret order leaks out. The
commencement of the difficulty originated
by three Abolitionists, with Sharps rifles,
tfoing to the elain of Coleman, a Pro
Slavery man, and ordering him to leave.
Coleman remonstrated, stating that he was
unarmed and could not defend himself.
lie was allowed ten minutes to leave or he
would be shot. lie left for a' short time,
but returned well armed. In reluming he
met with one of the three men, v. ho 'imme
diately renewed his threats, and attempted
ii? shoot Coleman, but his gun missed lire.
Coleman then shot his assailant, who died
immediately. Coleman gave himself up
A mob of Abolitionists, armed with
Sharp's rifles', repaired to Coleman's houss,
Iriviua: his wife and eliildren ofi". burning
his house, and ordered other Pro-Slavery
men to h ave and burned their houses.
Deputy Marsha! Jones arrested the leader
of the mob, arid obtained the names of
twenty-flve others who were engaged in
tliis violation of law.
On the reception of this news at Law
rence, the tocsin of war was sounded, and
a party enlisted to rescue the prisoners
from the hands of the Sheriff. Sheriff
Jones summoned all the good citizens of
Ijecoinpton, (where he held the prisoners)
to assist him in' executing the laws of the
The Abolitionists gathered in great
numbers at Lecompton,' and demanded
lUe release of their comrades, and the sur
render ot Coleman into their hands, that
they might punish him summarily. This
request was refused by the Sheriff, who
immediately sent an express to the Gov
ernor desiriug aid. On the recception ol
this news at the capito!, the Gcvomor im
mediately issued a proclamation, calling
out the inihtia.ind forwarded an express
with the following order to the Major Gen
eral of the Kansas Militia:
IIkad Qimrthis, Shawnee Missiojt,
Nov. 27, 183 5. )
Maj. General Wm, P. Richariso.v,
Sir: Reliable information Las reached
me that an armed military force is now in
Lawrence and that vicinity in open rebel
lion against the laws of this Territory, and
that they have determined that no process
iu the hands of the Sheriff" of thai county
shall bo executed. I have received 'a let
ter from S. J. Jones, Sheriff of Douglas
county, informing me that he had arretted
a man under a warrant placed in hisLands
and, while conveying him to Leeomptou
he was met Ly aa armed force of some
lotty men, and that the prisoner was, taken
out of his custody and defiance lid to the
laws. I am also duly advised that an
unned band of men have burnt a number
of houses, destroyed personal property, and
utrned whole families out of. doors in Doug
las county. Warrants will be issued
against those men and placed in the hands
ol the Sheriff" of Douglas county for execu
tion. . lie has written to me demanding
three thousand men to aid him in the exe
cut. on of the process of the law.
You art therefore, hereby ordered to
collect together as largo a force as you can
in your division, and repair without delay,
to Lecompton, and report yourself to S. J.
Jones, Sheriff of Douglas county, together
with. Use number of your forces, and render
to him all the aid and assistance in your
power in the execution of any legal pro
cess in his Iiands. The forces under your
command are to lie used for the sole pur-;
pose of aiding the Sheriff in executing the
laws and for no other purpese.
I have the honor to be
- Your obedient servant, "
i v WILSON SHANNON.
Immediately upon the reception of the
call for troops, the Pro-Slavery citizens of
Kansas in great numbers rallied around
their leaders and repaired to Lecompton,
or the Wakarusa, the two places of ren-
ATCHISON, KANSAS .'TERRITORY
dezvous. ' Atchison City, Doniphan, Kick
apoo'City, Tecumseh and other towns;
turned out companies, and in less than a
'week' an army of about twelve hundred
men were ready and anxious to adminis
ter such rebuke to the offending party as
our executive might think proper.
The northern division of Kansas Militia
made a fine appearance.- We attach be
low a list of officers In command :
1st REGIMENT KANSAS MILITIA.
Col. D. M. Johnson,
Lieut. Col. J. H. Thompson.
, Major M. P. Berry.,
Adjutant, C. Newman.
Sergeant Major, 13. J. Nenson.
Company A, or Doxirnxx.
Capt., A. Dunning.
lfct Lieut., Win. Sublette.
2d Lieut., J. Saunders.
Compast B, or Atchisojt.
Capt., J. II. Siringfellow. -1st
Lieut., John Randolph.
2d Lieut., A. G. Smith.
, 1st Sargeant, J. T. II into:..
2d Sargeant, J. II. Blasingame.
3d Sargeant, A. E. Mayhew.
High Private, R. S. Kelley.
' Company C, of Kickapoo.
'' Capt., J. Vv. Martin. '
t 1st Lieut., W. II. Eiliott.
2d Lieut., D. A. N. G rover.
Company D, or TacuiikiH.
Capt., Wm. Ilicklin.
1st Lieut., J. H. Cavaaaugh.
Sid Lieut., J. W. Reed. ' 1
Compaq v E. or Watuina.
1st' Lieut., William Hughes.
Compaq r V Lecompton Guards.
Surgeon in Cin'ef of Division, Dr. H. P. C.
Drs. Henry and Erricscn,, Assistants, at
tached to 1st Regiment.
Quarter Master and Commissary of 1st
Regiment, B. O. Driscoll.
Capt. Webster's Company of Scouts
and Skirmishers also attched themselve
to the 1st Regiment. 1st Lieut., Frank.
Davidson. 1st Corporal, W. D. Addains.
The 2d Regiment, under command of
Col. Payne, were as fine a set cf soldiers
as were ver on parade. We could not
learn the names of the officers of the com
panies composing this Regiment.
. We gather many of the following inci
dents of the war from o ir exchanges:
Thn Herald truly remarked, that "ir.mny
went illy prepared for camp life, or to en
dure the rigors oL cold weather. But
nothing daunted they determined to brae
the vicissitudes of sunshine and storm, and
all the exposures of a campaign, to sustain
the laws of their country. About 7C0 of
the men c-rmped on the Wakarusa, about
six miles below Lawrence, and about
j four hundred at Lecomtou, about twelve
miles above Lawrence. B'th parties had
i out their picket guards, and .kept a contin
j ual watch over the movements of the other.
! In one of the skirmishes between a smaller
force of our men and a larger one of the
Lawrence party, one of the outlaws was
It is understood that Dr. C. Robinson
was Commander in Chief, and J. II. Lane
Colonel of the Lawrence forces. They
They calculated largely on their fortifiCA-
j tions and trenchi'S for defence. Their
three story stone building could have been
easily demolished, and their trenches and
j dirt breastwotks would have availed them
j but little, iu a general engagement. Ad
i ded to this was their four or five hundred
Sharp's riites, and two pieces of cannon,
j one a twelve pounder received while we
were there. This, .with about seven or
eight men, constituted their defence, upon
which they vainly calculated to sustain
The following dispatch was sent by the
Westport, Dee. 1.
His Excel!ency,FRANiii.is Pierce, Pres
ident of the United States, Washington,
I desire authority to call on the United
States forces at Leavenworth, to preserve
the peace in this Territory, to protect the
Sheriff of Douglas county, and enable him
to execute the legal process in his hands.
If the laws are not executed, civil war is
inevitable. An armed force of one thcu-
j sand meu with all the equipments of war,
j it is saSd, are ?t Lawrence. They Lttre
rcficueu a prisoner irom me ocenu, inrneu
houses, and threatened the lives of citizens!
This is the only means to prevent blood
shed. . The particulars by post.
The President replied as follows: "All
the power vested in the Executive will be
ererted to preserve and enforce the laws.
On the receipt of your letter the prelimi
nary measures necessary to be taken be
fore calling out the troops will be promptly
execnted, and you will then be fully ad
Several priite!ers r-rere taten 'daring tiSe
war, and important docBraent found about
their person. Two' emissaries of this band,
Dr. Cutler of Doniphan and G. L. War
ren of Leavenworth - City, were taken up
in Atchisonj and thetfoilswipg papers were
found in Warren V possession. lie under
took to destroy ri-hj- eating theai up,
but they were cbvl gat of hiro, and in
that manBcrVatiade to disgorge a
pamphlet copy ot the Riinal and Constitu
tion of the Grand Encampment of the Kan
sas Legion,' the corners of which were
somewhat torn. vi has a red back and the
imprint of G. W. Brown, Herald of Free
dom offjee, Lawrence, K.' T. It is an ex
act copy of what Laiighlin published. The
following, in additisnto the Ritual, are the
pipers found in Warreu's possession.
COPT OF PAPERS TAXES.
UsiTXD Stater of America,) ....
Territory of Kansas. J .
Know all men by. these presents, that
iv e, the Grand Encampment of the Kan
tias Legion of Kansas Territory, have cre
ated, chartered and empowered, and by
these presents do create, charier and em
power George L. Warren to
Ye P.egiment ,No. of the
ilTanzas Legion: and ts such "they are
hereby investedjwith all and singular the
authority and privileges with which each
iacjl every. Regiment is. invested working
under a charter from tire Grand Encamp
ment. In witness whereof, we hereunto set our
hands this 16th day of August, one thou
sand eight hundred aud Sfty-fcve.
G. W. HUTCHINSON,
T. E. Gooniir, Grand Quartermaster.
Liw.TEKct, K. T. Aug. 15, 1S55.
To whom it may concern. Greeting:
I have this day appointed Brother G. L.
Warren-, tl Leavenworth City, Deputy
I Grand Agent for Leavenworth District,
and for any other portion of the lerntcry
which he may risit.
In testimony I have hereunto set my
Lend, this 15th dmy of Auirust, 1855.
fSigtM -d) torn HUTCHINSON,
G. G. for Kansas Ter.
Copy ot Sif n.
Question. Left fist doubled and fist
resting on left hip.
Jlntvxr. Right thumb in vest arm-hole.
Thumb pressed on xaiddle joint of ;hird
Question. Where have you bern ?
fnsiwr. Not far off.
Question. What did you seel
Jlnncer. I saw sights.
SIGNALS OF ZtlSTRTSS' AJTB DANCER.
Signs. Left hand held up, fist closed,
right hand in inside coat pocket left side.
Words Ordinary-! have rights. .
" Jilurt than Ordinary On to
. 4 Extraordinary - Liberty or
Puss Word Remember.
Explanation 30th of March.
Among other papers found in Warren's
and Cutler's possession was an order to de
j Mwy the otliee 01 the Squatter Sovereign,
! hum the town of "Atchison, and murder
Pat Luughlin, the person who made an
expose of their designs. Warren attemp
ted to eat the precious documents above
alluded to, and weuld have probably suc
ceeded had not the hind of a powerful
squatter sovereign seized him by the throat
and compelled him to spit them Out. The
time to - burn - our oflioe and destroy the
Sown was set, and while our citizens were
absent, on duty, thece threats were to be
put in execution. This important capture
led to a postponement of their hellish de
signs. Gen Fomeroy, one of their leaders, was
also taKen prisoner and sent to trie Waka
rusa camp. The following papers were
fond in his possesion:
Pftpsrs firml on S. C. Pomsroy,
Lawrewce, K. T. 4th Dec. 1S55.
We learn to-day that Gen. Siringfellow,
At hiscn's left bower from Platte county
Mo., and James Burns, another leader of
the Mrssourians, are in Cainp at Lecomp
ton. The Sheriff came, to town this mor
ning, but had no demands to make. Our
citizens asked him what he wanted of us
and he said he would tell the people when
it suited his pleasure! Their force now
encamped at Lecompton, which is above
us, and those below us number some 600
orSOO, and they say they will have 1200
in a day or two have just seen several
peices of ordinance i i addition to what I
p-ikeof in mv communication of yesterday
-I also learn that a considerable quantity
ofcatm'ster shot, ml also chain. The
men who lead the, row have their Head
Quarters at Lecora;uon, Secretary Wood
son is there also. The camp below is in
creasing. ' "'-' ' !
On the -other side Tecmits are coming
in from all quarters. : I do not kaov? as 1
say too much when I say that the country
is rising. Many of those who act with the
other political partyjange themselves
against our invaders. : The defending for
ces of the town are mustering in front-of it.
It is lrprisii tt tge ith what ics'.iz't-
DECEMBER 25, 1S55.
neousnees military companies spring up.
It is thw old spirit of resistance to oppress
ion moving the entire people. . .
.The camp below exercises . the right cf
searching every team that passes the high
way and securing whatever they please,
one of our merchants bad had teams come
up to-day, when they were stopped, and
all the powder and shot forcibly taken from
them by tlie marauders. In.riact Liw
renee is a beleauged city at this hour to all
intents and purposes. -
9 oVloct, p. x.
The committee or public safety is no.y
in session and the following papers issued
and couriers dispatched to various paits cf
the Territory with this notice.
Fellow-Citizens: We whose names
are annexed hereto, having been appoint
ed a committee of Public Safety by tie
citizcn3 of Kansas, assen.bled at Lawrence
for the purpose of defending ourselves
from threatened invasion, by aimed men
now quartered in its vicinity, hereby deem
it necessarv to call upo YsyJL lo co:Re 1 i
our aid full'v n-tnared for anv emergency. 1
Lawren-e, K. T., 1th Dec.
Ciiaries Rolunson, G. W. Hutciusou
- . . -
J. II. Lane,
G. P. Lowry,
J. W Deitzler,
J. A. WakefieU,
R. M. Morro.v.
S. S. Emory.
M. J. P&rjtt.
C. V. Babcock.
S. B. Pientiss.
To his Excellency Wilson Shannon,
Governor of Kansts Territory. S
c;- a - rVr.- TV--. '
we desire to call your attention to the fact
"" -.113 w w-tJ Ji.,,....
that a large force of armed men frm a
foreign Mate have collected iu tiie viclui-j
ty of Lawreuce. -re uox engaged iu cuta-
mining depredaueus upon o.- citizen,
liTopwir.g wagons, opening and auoropri :
tintheir loading, arresting, detaining and
:br..;.,r trnli.s .s.io.i ih.. t.uW.rriv.d ;
ntul th ti,..f .l.i:.1 t. t...i. ;
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To Cot. Scmser, Cowmasdaxt at
Fort Leavenworth SiuiVe tin to:n-J
mittee of" Public Safety, ar-lointed bv the I
:.. l 1 . .: t . .: i t -. ..
ill i.aizui.c iciu" ue hi-12 uy a uuit
of armed men who have marched here
from a neighboring State, and who are
threatening the town of Lawrence with
destruction, and our citizens with imme-
uiate aeam a? wen a c-oiumntinc nil una
maimer of depredations up in unoffending
travellers on the higiiway, ;.ll of which is
done without our being able to' learn the
cause of provicatiou therefor- if ccnshlcu
with you discretion and duty, we request
of you a sufficient force from yo;r c.r.miaiid
lo quell this, riot and prevent further inva
sion of our peace and safety.
' Dated and signed as above 'by Robin-
son and 14 others.
A like request was sent to the corn-
mandant at Fort Riley. j
By the s;;me persons the followinof Tel- j
egraphic Dispatch was made out lor t.ie
The pREbi iitT or iue U. S.
.Sin We the citizen of Kansas Teri
tory notify yoa that the City of La.vrence
is besieged by armed ian, lVora neigh-;
on tne unofiendin citizens ot said 1 en- i
tory, stopping and arreting persons and j
seizing tue property oi traveiler?, ti.reat-
ening the destruction of said City and its
lnhiihitstiiK. rlif In vvf-." Jf:t:r,!:! ff it!
i f i iiApa o .ft iYii:..t r i
ordering their instant ren.oval or compel ' Vf".1' (kn'i!t,?1 wha our I,n.v(1,crs "f;nt
us to resort for the sum to other means, i iiUt "l? ?rest fl ,s, ,to lJe"
aui to higher auUiorhy. w,l,il flo'v U;iofe lh:!
-' Ues-'jectfullv sc" 1 thing is don-. .1 wih, write; daily uui
Signed by Robinson and tLe 1-i others as I f-rww,i lulU r3 25 ofttfa a opportunhyaUj
is claimed is here under ti t-' authority ofC- K" Garvey of Topeka, an! a Mr. Dun.
Wilson Shannon, Governor of said Terri- j going to show the ori.:i'tization of the se-
toritory. We trul you will take tuca j
steps as will remove this armed hord fro;ii
our borders and restore peace to our peo
pie. Signed Marcus J. Parett, J. II. Lan;,
J. S. Emory.
12 o'clojk at night:
,1 - Hi..,.:.. .; i
ay, and es.apeu by sviimming ttieivan-S
sas river. Ureat excitement prevails. j
Couriers just report that Gen. Stnngieiow
Iui3 returned to Missouri for further ordera
from Atchison, and that it b the design of
of the invaders to stay in the Territory
till after our voting on the Constitution the
Lawimce 5th Dec, 2 P.M.
The committee of Public Safety have '
been in session all this forerioon. Very ijt.,- Decen.ber winds." Volunteers were
important and reliable iu:ormat:on was' . t . - . , r
- . i . . .- rtquired to render assistance to a hiral of-
communicateu as to Alcnisn s connection j 1 . . b
with otlr ditSculty. He was in resolution j fic"r ,n re-captirre of a vio'.ater of ti
with Shannon, Sunday, and returned j hw. and also iu the arrest cf sundry per-
home declaring he woui l collect his men j soia who had laid tneinstlvcs liable tc se-
and accordingly sent couriers out through j licU3 penal.s; but, after promptly and
Missouri. t r , j- - t " .-.
T. r i : frjeij' respondincr to this cetnaod for. tia:r
1 wo gentlemen ct the or-Dosite pciilic?;! J 1 . .
party but not identified as yet with tiie in- j they are dismissed without even
vadinsr array, came lefore the committee. J a preliminary s:ep being taken towards
TLey had been in town during the night j th accornrdishftitrit of theoljea for which
and said they could learn no eause for ulS they wre eRisttd; Tra , the ;iu?!"J"ring
trouble. Tnty heard our-position, "and . t rr t - 1
gnid we were-right, and left sayin?' ti ry rrf'e's ' wrence. ti.rcugh tnetr leaders,
sould goto Lecompton and try at.l ar. promised ccmpliancewitn the Is.vs of Kan
range matters if they could. But tne rein sa?, yet it was not for this that aid was sc
are not in their hands, nor in the hands of t tieiu'd. The sheriff of Douclis couatv
Sheriff Jones now. Atchison and String-
lull.u- hire ?cnr,if., I the rnminn nf a A-1
this u the reason the Sheriff did not'ec-me
to town dav before yesterday and n.ake
lii? denrsnd as La (o!d us ter wt?sli Thf
whole affair loolrs ' more serious at ' this
hour of writing. It assumes a more gen
eral character. It looks like the opening
s;ene of a dreadful tragedy.
Tile counc il have authorized messengers
to visit the States to raise men and anus
( a northern crmv is scratched out.! We It?
believe we are justified, according lo pres-
eiit appearances, in taking this step. . . ,
The covernment forces are not moved
from t.ie x ort yet. It is undersicoJ Uiey
will take their position between the two
parti s that is "protect us from the invasion
: At the camp below I learn reliably, the
Mayor cf Kansas City is quartered. ; Al
so the lbusJ.y at , Independence Mo. is
controlled Ly them and it is occupied in
ru tiring cannon balls The murder is
not named now. The invasion is only the
long contemplated acting out of the plan
of our enemies, matured weeks ago, put
ulFlill naviiratiou closed.
Our streets are. being at this time of
writing, dug- up and - tierches made
ur ti:izeus u lil Dy, them if net'd be
heroism of oer women is reiuaikable
i No fear is mauilVited. Matty a "Joan of
Arc" will develop herself if we have a gen
Were not "Atchison at the head of move
ments I should even, now, entertain the
-pinion that the difficulty would blow over
but who can calculate results where that
desperado lead:?. He is fast rising tolako
his place along side of Robespierre and
Dauton. The Benton and Doniphan men
have united and no hope exisU that Atch-
isoa win oe re-eieciou. Aue sun -sr.ines
, ...... J
-y aX PF
iutr to defend themselves to the death.
contrast w.paiir.ui. ney are cooi out
deteriiiui-mon ntarks every lace. .
Tnree U yand.t Indians came in just
I) 'v; un l t!iY ti.ev want to fight with
'eiice men. They aie civilized
well un Jerstanu-d our matters.
. , . , i
i esteruay s
Mien they would come and fiht like ii 1
" I-swrnre if we wat.ted them. The
i.. u- 1......
4 o'cIodTc p. M f
i- Ti;e mob 1 elow now slep ail teams and
lake their ikur. Ti.is will bring a collo-
oon. We cannot restrain our men
atvd dirive tiiefe marauders out.
Lawrence, K. T., D'. 6. 1SJ,
Messrs. Eli Smith, at Ft. Dcsmoine,
Scai'.rna.'at Peiler, A. V. E:ist:inn, ut (3-
calo.-si, Ilogan, (merchant) at Sigourney,
lo-va, allow ice to intr.i.Iu.e to vou Mr.
S. C Poiuevoy, of t'.is city, who visits your
p'are on I usiness of the greatest itrportan't
t onr ci ieas, aud as I Kei.eve, U tiic
Union. A. D. BARNES.
Lawbece, K. T., Dec. Gili.
Col. Ai.lls. Dear Sir : The bearer,
Gen. S. Pomeroy, of tin's rlace. i.-.its yo-ur
T-! ice oubuMii'-ssof the area! -at importance
and as he is one of the first !i:u in the
Territory, you may rely upo:. iu fVHry re-
stecL . I r.isi von will Le able to act effi-
cicutly in l!:is great crisis in this Territory.
I am truly yours.
Addressed to Lyman Allen, Esj., lo-.va
In his pocket-book was the following
C Porr.rroy, Financial A cent for fie
Kin: t A id c.. Bo-ton. Mass.
t ,Iou K(1:)Vi.Mo.
Letters and papers were found on E.
cret order, called tUe jjns.is Lrgion, and
a preparation for war, and for iesiting the
laws by force. These papers were dated
as far back as the 1 1th of August last.
They a!:o show the receipt and an order
for two boxes of Sharp's rifies, which had
bpn deposited at-Topeki, for the protec
.: i . .- .1.. -r. .i r
u-ju aii uticiue iu iur i ui:iia voii-ii-
"- m, a-. . i uuiu
We would it were within the ranjre cf
the most liberal indulgence for uj to ex-
pre?s satisfaction with the adjustment of
ti? diiTionltics which called so large a num
ber of the squatter sovereigns frorn their
firesides to encounter the inclemencr of
ta, ft , -Q pr0Ccutiori
f which hc to necessary td SUmf
jmons a pc.sse. The design oi that sum
-tstSii Izkz t5spa t"bwarfd fztczgh the ia !
terference of 'the' Executive. -Had the
'matter restedwithMr,. Jones, the sherifn
the result; would have Leea tlifferent The
criminals would have been traced to their
hiding places,-and Safely -secured against
'miMro f . cot' r riA,i-nr..i
This wuU h
-answered U.e .purpose ot ihe, requisition,.
and fuhilled tiie ends of justice. As it is.
Vase, cowardly, sneaking scouinlrels wilt
go unpunisiicd and be left free toerpe
tiiite their infamous putrages wherever
they may find un unprotected pro-slavery
family. . ..
We have heard the opinion expressed
by some, that die moral effect of the policy,
pursued will have a happier result than
a more decisive and rigorous course would
have had. Talk to us of 44 moral effect"
upon a set of 'low-Hung pharisees, who
make one job of saying their prayers and
pieking a pocket. As well preach moral
ity to the devil as to expect a set of thiev
in g abolitionists to I e influenced by 44 mo
ral effect." Such ingrates are only to .be.
coutroled through fear of bodily injury or
pecuniary loss, and not through the ordina
ry ckauneJ.3 by which the te:ter portion of
humanity are governed. This' time they
have ts'.aped through the unfortunate cir
cumstance of the squattershaving placed
themselves under the guidance of individ-.
uals robed , in 44 a little-' brief authoiitjV
and having thus done, were in honor bound
to abide iLe action of those in command
until absolved from their temporary alle-i"
glance, whereby the thousand men under1
arms were deterred from accomplishing
that which the proper authorities have thus
far failed to do the execution of the law.
Should it again become necessity for them
to lend th-iraid, they wi'I do so in such aif
effectual manner that a rvj-etAiun will nev
er be coveted. 44 Law and order" is our
emblem, but when those elected to see ti e
V S TriltPl! frill in tlii-M.xt,
" - 10'" - '""01 - cawnseot other Mnister
motives it is tten time for the squatters
to adopt measures for tthe protection f
their lives" and property. They licve for
born until forbtarance has ceased to be &
virtue, and now they are aroused, and eV--tennined
to discard all further temporiz
ing, and carry into tfllet a line ef action
the efficacy of which is more to be relied
upon. When ncxt'thy take the field,
they will not be lumbered with cffirials
ahke timid as chieftains and nervous as
politi-.ians, but will be governed by their
own sense of justice, a due consideration
f what the law allows and their owu
safety requires. -
Goos, SnooTiwo. The Southwest ern
Independent, published at Fayetterillc,
Arkaiis.:s, is responsible for the following:
Bn Cailaker was describing to Tip
Onstutt.thc other day, the skill of a sports
man iu Mississippi, with a shot gun.
"Why," aaid he, "I haveseen him take
two partridges and let them both go, orn
iu U ju and the other behind him ; and lie
would fire and kill the one in front, and
then whirl and kill the other."
Did he have a Jouble-bamled gun Y'
Of course lif did!"
Well," said Tip, Mbut I can beat that.
I 5a w a man do tiie tame thing with a
single bar re 1 1' t.
4Tis tald tiie following incident
'occurred down in one of counties of Jack
son's Purchase:" .
Bob, thntjisa f:ie horse 'you have there;
what is he wortlir -
'Three hundred andfifty Dollarsf
No not so much as that.
4 Yes, every centof it, and another fifty
on top of it!
Are you sure?
Yes-si. -ae! I'll s we a Mo it if you are
- 4 All right
Sirangt.-r, I gues you'd like to purchase?
Oh no4 I am the assesor for the county,
and only wanted lo know what you . rated
your nag a tf - -
-isa fine look-
ir.g man, said Jenkins. . , -
44 Yes "said Noggins, was taken for
him once." . i .
"You! why you are as ugly as a etuuip
fencer; ; -' '. -t' j
I can't help, that; I ra3 taken for bjrn.' ;.
I en bjised lus; note, and Vas "taken Tor
hun by the Sheriff." 1 1 '"- V; t
Courage, when' genuine iS:.'iever "
ertiel. Tt is' not fierce. ; Itr.forseejf3'
It tfertJutious come either bt-fow or::afr.rT
danger. Jn the rnidst of perii it ic Mi"
and cool. It is generous, espniir ia f-
ti ha. ' ae lm strata.!.