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The Scralli, an Zet Institutions " ?5isDAY JANUARY 29. lf8. '2e:I$C8t - Jitirertisin-g Smum inthe Upper-Country. - Two Cixox.TJSCtxi.3L! S .-vj-AU agents lor the Squatter : Sove-j ..reign who may bare monies in their pos 'session for this office will confer a favor on t'.ta by .'forwarding the. same. , We wish to send for more paper ..and ink by the first lKtsi and it requires ruoney tp obtain such ' "1'Pay Up! Pay TJpI V Our first volume is drawing to a close, ' fend there are yet many of. our subscribers on the delinquent list. We hope all who way see this article w"ittetdewn imme t diately and remit us the small amount due. - -If they do not do so before it escapes their memory, it may be sit months before they -will think of it again. Perhaps by that . time "we may starve for want of bread. We call upon them as christians, as Amer ' icans, as pro-slavery men as honest men, w .to pay us our just dues 1 We will see how j many refuse to respond to this pathetic a p- peal. r -':'' ... j i . . .. , ' ' : To'Sibscribers. , . . ; - . ' Our first volume will be out in five weeks . from tliis da y. Those who wish to continue ' their paper will please remit the subscrip tion in advance as we are determined to eend tono"one who does not comply with the above term?, The fact of it is we are ' not aUt to furnish papers on a credit. The exceedingly, high prices charged for print ing materials," makes it necessary for per- sons 'with a limited xapital . to do a cash business. . We hope our pro-Vlavery friends in Mis- eouri and other. Southern States, will lend -us a helping hand, and strive to extend pur" circulation. It : is perhaps the best method that can be adopted to induce em igrants to come to this Territory, to circu- . late papers containing fair and true state- nients of the existing state of. affairs jn the country. We shall expect our present pa trons to continue as subscribers, and induce las many of their, neighbors to follow the example as possible. ! : President! Message. - ' The President ' commences by giving a ' history of Central American affairs in particular.- lie also refers to the recent troubles -in : Kansas, and says her peo-"pi- must be--prelected in the eXer feise of "their rights and without interfe renceouthe pnrt of the people 'of other 1 States, and cotmnetjd.5 the subject to the ' early attention of Congress. He eulo gizes popular sovereignty, gives a history -cf the formation of the : Union, and expa tiates on State rights, with particular ref erence to slavery and the fugitive-slave y - ' Th Prescient regards the agitation of . slavery as dangerous to tho durability of the Union-, and regrets to see the States disregard their constitutional obligations, .'rid refuse-to obey the laws ot Congress. j-'Iie denies that the South has obtained 'fadvanUges over the North in the Federal i. government, and proceeds to refer to the '-ordinance? of 17S7 and the acquisition of Louisiana, and to illustrate the balance of power between freedom and slavery. -I fv -He come down to the , annexation of Texas, the repeal of the Missouri Compro mise, ami argues that the South has got no 'more than belongs to her. ''' ! 1 5 , ... . . , .' Ho irives an elaborate delence ot the -principles of the Nebraska bill, and indig nantly denies that it is a breach of faith. " The President refers" to' grave questions '-pending with some foreign powers, the most important of which is that with Great Britain, arising out of he Nicaragua ques tion. -: ' ' '-- ' ' -"' " : v -It was an understanding with the United .States, in making the treaty, that all. the ; present. States of I the former Centralr Am erican. Republic would thenceforth enjoy tampiete independence.-4 ; ; Also that contracting paru'es engaged equally, and to sotnw extent for the pres ent, aud future, tliat if either of them had anv claim or. right ' in Central- America, suchclaina Was unreservedly relinquished by the stipulations of the conventioi, and .do dominion thereafter would be exercised .ia'.any part oC Central America by Great 23rit&in or the United ,Stats. - I Ji This government consented to- these re . -K&tciions in regard to a regiaa of countn' -herein we bad pecnliaj amf - specific in terests only upon the conviction that like . restrictions were in some sense utligatory ' -ori Great Britain. v. " 1 :; S ,:But''for this - understantllng,' the treaty ei-d Wter bare been concluded by us. Great Britainso construes the convention as to maintam wichanjei all her.prerisus These pretensie are Cded ton the assumption of political relations .Wtween Grt-at Britrdir-aTidihtFTemriaiirof Indiana toe1 whohi country wasVcolonial possessioa K vlt cannot be anoeeasfully controverted that by the pnilic Jbw of bothXurope and , America, jno possible act -of auch India hsi cr of their predecessors, could confer on Great Britain any political rights,; ;.- r " It however becamo apj.arent ti.at Great Britain still continued in exeicise of large authority in all paTts of Central America, commonly called the Musquito coast, cov ering the, entire Iengtli i of Nicaragoarand part of Costa . Ric .This act of Great Britain being contrary to the States of Cen tra! America, as understood by this government,- hare been made the'snrject of negotiation through the American Minis ter at London. Great Britain has by repeated and suc cessive treaties renounced all pretensions of her 'ewn. and recognized the full and sovorejira rights of Spain in most unequiv ocal terms. Great Britain now re-asserts her right' to this extent of ihe Gulf coast, on the Eastern coast of Nicaragua. ; -The interference of Great Britain, though eierted once in the form of ' railitan' "occu pation of the port of San Juan del Norte, now presents a claim of rigkt of protector rate over the Mosquito Indians. . Of the international difficulty in regard to the late recruiting by; Great Britain, he says the traditional '-policy of the United States is not to interfere Avith belligerents; Such beiug the public rights of the United States, no solicitude was felt until Parlia ment, passed an act to provide for the en listment of a foreign legion. It was a matter of surprise, therefore, to find per sons engaged in the United States in this business. : " - ': . After stating that recruiting stations had been established in the United States by the complicity 01 British' military and civil officers, he says these considerations and the fact that the cause of complaint was not a mere casual occurrence, bnt a delib erate design conducted by responsible pub lic functionaries, impelled me to preseni the case to the British government. The subject is stilt under dismission, the re sult of which will be communicated indue time.' ' u ' " '-'" ' The ordinary steps were immediately taken' to arrest and punish the pai tit'S con cerned. The matter acauires additional importance; by a disclosure of the fact that these enliit nents were prosecuted upon u plan devised by official autlority. Got. Shannon and the Herald of Free-.- : dom. .. , We hope no pro-slavery man will be led to think that Gov. Shannon is any other than an honest man, who desires to do his whole duty, because Brown, of the Herald of Freedom, speaks well of him in his last issue. Col. Benton once said, " if ever. you hoar a whig praise me, set it down that I have, turned d n rascal," and although it is true that the whigs or some of the so called whigs have of late years Leen praising him, and every body has come to the conclusion that the Colonel said they ought to come, to, upon the hap pening of the contingency aforesaid, and although, as a general rule, the good and true men are aiot spoken well of by the mean and the tiaitorousyet it sometimes happens that when these low, mean, des picable scoundrels .find that a man is in corruptible, they will endeavor to blast his character by attaching or trying .to at tach- themselves to him, that he may - be contaminated by their , filth, knowing thai the world will judge him by Benton's rule. The iniserable catiffs are trying to blast the reputation of Gov. Shannon by making it appear that he is hand in glove with such wretched traitors as Lane. Brown, Robin son, and others. We can say, in good faith, to pro-slavery men every where, that Gov. Shannon made no bargain with them by which they were allowed to disregard the enactments of the Legislature ; on the contrary, the treaty, as it is called, on. its face calls for obedience to the .laws, and specifies one offence lor resisting the sher iff, an officer of the Territory; and the whole miner is -nlain. if .honest men hon estly not Jesuitical)' construe it, and what is more to the purpose, they obev. these laws. ... . . ....... ; . .-. We are not at all sure that the treaty asit is called, was what was actua v agreed upon. The. only evidence is that the freesoilers say so. Usually, that fact would satisfy us it , was .a .forgery only it bears upon its face evidence of its .genuine ness. In the first place, it is an instru ment which is perfectly, plain; and should bear but one construction. It disclaims for the people of Lawrences amy connec tion with the rescue, of Branson,; and fur- ; ther stated that if any of them .had been engaged in it, they would, aid iq the exe cution of legal process against them.. They further disclaim the knowledge of any or ganization t resist; the laws, that they have not a&d da not intend to resist any lgal process .whatever, but pledge them selves to aid iu the execution of the laws, but do not express any opinion of the en actments ot the Legislature. Could any anyone ask . more ? v And yet it affords them some hole to creep out at, and. they avail, themselres..of: it.. They say. they do not recognise the acts of the Legislature as iawr . Gov. Shannon would have dis graced us . indeed .if he " had made any notes or comrtents explaining what he meant by Iawft .. He, ot ecarse, could mean but one thing. -...Again, he disclaims call ing for forcea .outside the Territory, or in tending toojse. any but.th forces .of th e Territory, Thi was al right, ;(By the way, why wer they ss acxipus not to let any more of the troops -Missourjana as they tailed, them Le turned loose pp on thern, ia case "of a fighl than could;D helped if they could thrash them so eay ?) The Governor never did ;call oa any ome tut the citizens of the Territory, andterj was no need of-any others Filtynoieii with cowhides would have been enough to have conquered a p.ace. ; , Again, they refused to give their opinion" of the " en actments of 4he TTerritorial'-Legislature.r That is a rich ideaf.truly. iTwelre' baa dred men ordered out, in winter, to compel an opinion from the traitorous negro- thieves of Lawrence in relation to the act of Uie Legislature. 1 Now, we ask, what more rould have been done? .We were ordered ut by thf Governor to assist the . sheriff in execu ting legal process." The She'rin'lanBthT Governor told us they had no' further use for us, that the laws would now be execu ted, and Osgood men we obeyed. , - ' The rest of the so called treaty" amounts to nothing. " Tlie prisoners were no longer-needed- or desired- after order was restored j-and,' as:tovbeingi paid for the hay and corn. used for forage, the next Legislature will make an appropriation for thal,partieularly aa many oTour own friends iiad to suffer in the sameiWayrthoagh as a general thing we desired- to .buy: of the abolitiouists,i knowing - that . thereby ,-we would " toll? tliem to the Territorial Legis lature for relief. We must have an extra session for the especial purpose of attend ing to the "cries of the corn and hay robbed citizens of Douglas.- ..- im ! : -. i. r L Governor Shannon tte'Iearn; has gone to Washioginn,hovv long to bo absent we know not; but-in his absence Secretary Woodson is Governor, and.ve hope he will not shrink lrom reponsibility, but call the Legislature together in lime to provide for the Lawrence Legislature, which is to as- semblein'March. ' No time should be lost. The condition of our affairs aFsoIutely re quires prompt action , on the .part of our Governor and the Legislature. ' Pre-Emptions inKansas. J.-Ur1' ' The pre eruption lawtwas passed' for the benefit of those who, in good faith, would settle upon mid improve the public, lands before they were brought into market, and we would.be glad to see 'all who are hon estly entitled to the benefits ; of tha- law avail themselves of it, and by.that'means our .Territory would be rapidly improved, and ia a short jifce we should ! cor be ' de pend e-nt upon our neighbors, in Missouri for our bread and meaL ? -But ih riding over the Territory, and perhaps "as much in our own county, and around the town of Atchison as elsewhere, it will be found that almost every quarter, section considered valuable, hzs a claimant but not a settler iu good faith' ss was intended by the, law. iMs is ncu!:er lair, jcst or ngi:t, ana , n longer couutenanced must work very inju riously, and prevent the country from set tlir.g. Persons arc daily coining into our county now looiiihg for claims to make farms upon, and they say that they cannot find good claims near our town, that all are claimed by some one, but that all the improvements made upon most of them are either a'pole foundationer a pun about from .three- to six feet Jiigh,, apparently made six or twelve months since, f, The idea of such claims being recognized as valid is nonsense, and a gross fraud- upon ti e Government,' and . those.. .who. are will ing to settle the . country and make farmsf Pert-ons need not expect to live in towns and hold pre-emptions in uhe country; neither can people lire,in 5 Missouri,; or elsewhere, and hold pre-emptions in " this Territory w : v'f ' i We call attention to t!:ese' matters just now, because we ktiowthat in a short time there', will le a large, emigration - h re of persons who intend to make their homes among us, and those persons who hare marked. claims, or made .foundations,' or pig pens upon them never1 intending to settle upon them- but with th view of keeping others off them until they become valuable and then selling them at high prices to those who are witling to settle -in rthe country will find that no such outrages will be tolerated Men who will not live otl. claims', are net honestly entitle'd to them, and, ought not to be permitted to speculate upon them, and make honest settlers .pay for nothing. If such a system is tolerated, our country will jiot be settled fur j'ears to -come; and wc shall he realu?r advise those who come among us to settle, to go out in to the country, and whenever they find, a gootl quaxterr-withbu. a bana fide settler Uj)bn it, to pitch in and go tawork. j Gen,, Atchisos. Brovn-of ihe,;Her ald of Freedomvs3ys that."4f ever . Gen. Aichison is found in this Territory with arms in bisJiands, they (the aWlitionists) will have him hounk We will Inform the valiant editor, that Gen. A. intends moving to this county in afev weeks, and when ever the traitors of Douglas county, or any ther portion of the. Territory refuse obe dience to the laws of the Kansas, Legisla ture, enacted at Shawnee Manuab.Labor School last -summer; and posse-is called but to aid the sheriff, Gen. Atchison will tie found oiV the 'ground l with arms in hand," and if'ou wantjhjscalp yoa can have an opportunity of taking it, provided your courage docs not evaporate as it dii before whentl;e militia Was called out. - jKi .Tbe ScieauHc American is of the opinioa. that railroad trails will yet be run ning tulrate 42f pn iundreJ aitr per Extra Sczsioa of .Xejslstsr. -Last week jtreTcaJIeditfcs ; : aUenliooMef the Execative to' the importance of cafijnp: the Legislature together at an early day, that measures might be taken to prevent a general collision" between the Free' State traitors and the proper authorities of he Ten itory. In addition to the reasons then given, we will further statej that there are several laws of a general chafacter 'ihe Im portance of, which all-will admit.) Therer ra$ jag acl passed fori tfcp vdisposition of the school lands, except such as had set tlers on thefnecccareTy small fund on ly can be raised for the supportjof- common schools. No provision of a general na ture was enacted by which the counties can borro w money for the .erectibtfoT iu liable county buildings. Each of these are mat tersof 'pVessingecessity, and with the other important matters referred to should determine the immediate necessity' for the assembling I of the Legislature." - All of these. things can be disposed of in a three or four days session, and .unless attended to before the 30th of March at which time the term:o( the rnembeis of the House of Representatives expires -cohnot be't tended to, however urgent the occasion; 11 after the election dn October 'next; as be tween the 30th of'iviarch and the" October election', there will be nO H6use of Repre sentatives that could be called to ! meet. We hope our iriends will -urge this thing on the Governor. --vc -.'"' War! War!!;; , It seems now to be certain that vre shall have to. give the abolitipnists at least one good thrashing berore political matters are settled in this Territory , To do so we must have arms; we have tfie men. I pro-, pose to raise fuds to furnish Coil's revol vers" and other arms for those who are without them. I propose' to do so without taxing any one but myself. I wiij sell some shares of town stock' in the T'rrito? ry,'(as given below,) and 'bind myself to invest all the money in the above articles, Which shall be loaned to such soldiers as are unable to purchase them, and shall re main for such use 'for the space of, one or two years. The arms to be used by the volunteers and militia of Atchison county when in service. The stock I propose to "sell will be, sold at a fair valuation, such as will epabie the purchaser to get " a gocxl per centage on t'.e investment."; I feel assured that the wealthy friends "of our cause, m -Western Missouri, will be glad of the opportunity to , invest. " Don't all . speak at once The shares are 1 ' ; Two shai es in Lecbmpton.the capitol of me lerruory. One in Delaware, county-seat of Leav enworth. ' '", ".' Two' in Calhoun! county-seat of .Cal houu. " , , One inTemeha City, moath of Nemc- ha river. . . JOHN n.'SiTRING FKLLO W. Address the subscriber, or P..T. Abell, or Samuel Dixon, Atchison, K. T. Exchanges please copy. ' , . . ; : The Ball, at Doniphan. ' On the Sth of January last we, in com pany with other citizens of this, place, vis ited our neighboring city of Doniphan, for the purpose: of attending the ball then and there given., - On our arrival, we found a large number of. j'cuug . ladies--sosne of them .exceedingly pretty- already engage ed iu tripping th light fantastic toe', to th music .of -an excellent . cotillon band AoniSt Joseph. v .Tlirough the courtesy of the gentlemanly managers we were ena bled to form many pleasant acquaintances, thereby making our time'pnss swiftJy and pleasantly by.; ;-?We danced all night and at broad daylight we - were invited to the resident of Mr. John W. Forman where were found, excellent . accommodations. We are requested in behalf, of the Atchi son delegation to tender to . Sir. Forman and his estimable lady their heartfelt thanks for the courteous vmanner in wliichthey were, entertained while under their roof. Taking it altogether, we do not remember ;of attending a more pleasant party in the upper country, .;The riiizens of Doniphan deserve credit for the manner in which they conduct such affairs, and the town it self has just cause to .boast of the beauty of-ijsyoung ladies, : ; rbi . " JST" Ouf readers 'u re referred to the law Card of A. G. Otis, -Esq.; published in another column? " M r. Otis wai ' formerly frorn 'X.ouTsvilic, Ky., where be wai fav ored with an extensive practice, but; feel ing a great interest in the affairs of Kan 'sa? and the' character' of the institutions which she should adopt, he w as induced to take u 'fisTabode- with us. " He comes well recommended, and w ; are confident he w ill "receive that patronage wicb his eminent qualifications as a lawyer entitles him to." ' ' " '' ' t5ar At a recent session of the County Court of Atchison county, Mr. J. TIIer- eford : was appointed County" Assessor, Harry Kuhn County Surveyor and A. E. Mayhew, Esq., a Justice of the Peace for Shannon townshin. Ail of the above are creditable appointments. . . 35T There was, fiendish ;V?ork at the late battle of Kara., One roan (a l urk) who shot down a Russian, seeing the blood spirting, wt, rushed , forward, caught the blood in his two hands, and drank it. ? He then fastened on to the body with his teeth, khooVit iike ft dosr,and.bit pteccf out of ir. This is wojr. """ " :' -Atchison Xti Progress and Pntara... v It ia .port - oniy a- little over ono yea r since the first beginnings of Atchison wvre made. The progress since tben has been gratifying, and shows that when the origi nal projectors of this town pitched upon the crowning turn of this great bend in the river, westward, as the point in navigation to which .the business of northern and wes tern Kansas would draw, their judgment was good. V.. T ; , j . ys i No town in the territory has such heal thy growth and business as ours. Our basihessls large a rid gr owingr it "belongs to, us byn natural ; position, and i will grow upon us as our back country fills up. In 1855, nine large trains fitted out here, and nearly ;ix;thousapdpersoDsJ landed at this point from steamers, to go to Utah and otner back Countries. - B Between "eighteen and nineteen hundred tons of freight, from boats, has been land ed vhere-about one-fourth of this for our own citizens rthe remaining' three-fourths for inland Kansas traders, Fort ' Laramie, Salt"; Lake, &c. ' " ' ';' """;U ' -Ready-made houses, and lamberi shin gles,' etcV, in great' quantities," have com to swell our business all of which aje "put iip,' or sold, not any being how.for sale. Of the several mercantile houses, every ia uumjf wen. tie nave goous sola the'same day in this town to go northand west to Wolf river and the Nemeha; south and-west to the very banks of the Kansas river, and westward as far as the remote Forts Riley nnd Laramie.' I nJ the spring arid summer we sell largely to Salt Lake. Look at a good map of Kansas,' and see what a vast empire will , be tributary to Atchison. ' Only now.'with a sparse ter ritorial population, see what we are doing. Give time to'improve and fill up Kansas, and this place will have a trade of many millions "annually. Our coal fields rich hemp lands of 'the Stranger creek. Grass hopper, Black Vermillion, Wolf and the more distant Kansas and Blue riversplac ed around us like the tips of an open fan the rich lands in view on our smaller streams--our noble river bend, pushing us a day's travel further' into the territory all point to this as a place made by nature for a mart of busy men. ' We intended niore statistics but will give them hereafter, for want of space now. We'will show you, reader, where tocome if you come to Kansas. If you want a farm, come here we will show you the best of . land, with timber, . water, and healthy location. ' If you are wealthy, cOine ; your poorer ' neighbors, under our wise interest law, can borrow your capital, and pay you legally its worth to them and you.' ' If ' you have slaves, come ; they lure iheir labor'isworth more to you here than even in Missouri ; they are perfectly safe here, j-ou need have no fears. II you are poor, come, ; we want all everybody, poor and rich,, so they are only good citizens, good men, to such we say come in - wel come. , .-.'. : If you are a mechanic, this is ;the -.place for you , More 4 steam mills are wanted badly; there is a, fortune jn them. We want more wagon-makers, tinners, a pot tery,, coopers, and a host of other trades. Ten times more wagon and plow work is wanted, than we now have.h .,. . - ' Florida Democract. At a meeting of the -Democratic members of the Legis- I lature of Florida, the second Wednesday in April next was appointed for the aomi nation of delegates to the Democratic Na tional Convention. ; These delegates will be instructed to insist upon the adoption of a platform of principles as the basis of a national organization, prior to the nomina tion of candidates, and tliat said platform shall, among other, things, include, in sub stance, the following propositions: s: l. .The recognition and adoption of the principles established in the Kansas-Nebraska act, and their application to the ad mission of new States. ' - 2. That neither the Missouri Compro mise nor any other anti-slavery restriction shall hereafter be extended over any terri tory of the Uuited States. , ; - 3. The prompt and faithful execution of the lugitjve-slave law, ami its permanent continuance upou the statute books. , If these propositions shall not, in sub stance, be incorporated in the platform adopted by the Convention, the delegates from Florida will be instructed to with- draw. Shibpe's Rirx.cs asd the Abolitiok- ists. Brown, of lh Herald of Freedom, is in a perfect fever about Sharpe's rifles. He and his friends seem adverse to getting into close quarters they like to fight at a thousand yards. And it seems that their patron saint, Thayer, commiserating their tears, is making them rifles to shoot o mile. We" would recommend them trget some of the kind that will shoot round a corner. The Presides ts M ess a c e. We have read this able document, and wish we could publish it, but our columns are too small, and we are assured that most of our read ers will ha7e read it before we could ' get it"OUt.--: '-' -. ... - ' - We will say this much, however, we en dorse the message entire. The President has ' 'takes' the true vState rights ground and does the South entire iustice. H has proven himself very able and; patriotic statesman. The message is the best State paper we have., read": for years. Frank Pierce will "do as President for us. -,To ! our readers we say, if you baTe not the message, get it and d it.- Tho Steamer Polar Star. We are pleased to see, from, a card pub lished in another column, that this favorite boat is again to take fcer place in the pack et, trade between St. Joseph and St. Louis on the opening of navigadon.7 The Polar Star is well known on the Missouri river. She has acquired a reputation for speed and regularity that other boats have. cause to envy. Her officers, Capt. Dix and Cleik Blossom; are nen of strict' integrity ;and business habits, and as officers they cannot be excelled. From a long acquaintance withT both of "the above nanied "gentlemen we are qualified to judge oftEeir merits; and do not hesitate, to commend them . to the business and traveling public. The Polar Star has undergone thorough repairs, and is perhaps the most comforta ble and commodious packet in the trade. She has been proscribed by the abolition ists f- this Territory and the East, and for this reason has double claims to the patron age of the 'Southern; people.' We must see thathe is none the loser by being de nounced by the negro-loving portion of the communiiy. ..f' Kor Bloodshed in Kansas ? A telegraphic dispatch from Weslon jto the Independence Occidental Messenger suites that a skirmish took place on the night of the 17th instant, at Easton, K; T., between the abolitionists and pro-slavery men the former making the attack in which one pro-slavery man named Cook was killed, and several ' wounded.' Seve ral abolitionists killed and wounded.. ' ' A company of abolitionists from : Law rence, commanded by one Brown, was on the ground, and - was said to be urging them to other acts of violence. It is sup posedthe difficulty grew out of the free soil election of the loth instant. ' Ef If the war, now raging is not brought, to a close, there will be no paper issued from this office next week, as editors, jours and devil have all shouldered their muskets in defence of law and order. Squatter Sovereign. We are glad to learn that Stringfellow &. Co. at last promise to take their stand in defence of law and order. Ever since the appearance of the first number of that pa per they have countenanced arnl encourag ed acts of violence, and sheered at the tardy progress of the law. Wherever there existed a spark of contention, they fanned it into a flame, until they have covered themselves with infamy, endangered the peace and property of. their neighbors, and cast upon the institutions of Missouri un deserved obloquy. Finding their hypo critical zeal becoming unpopular, they now make a boast of defending the laws they ridiculed. j : The above is from the Cape Girardeau Eagle (Know-Nothing.) and like every thing else to be found in the Know-Nothing papers of Missouri is a foul slander upon us. There is not a press in Mis souri, Democrat or Whig, that ever made or would make such a charge. The Ab olition and Know-Nothing presses are fill ed with such slanders. We had no courts and no law in tlm Terrritory till the Leg islature . met, of which the senior editor of tljis paper was speaker. - He endorses ev ery law passed by the Legislature, and will go as far to enforce them for-every viola tion as he who goes farthest. We 'would warn the people of. Missouri, the pro-slavery portion of them, to beware of these Koow-Nothing organs, ".Straws show whiclr way the wind blows. - - The. Message. - President Pierce's able "message is duly appreciated by the entire press cfthe South. We make the following extracts from' the Columbia Statesman, a violent Whig and Know-K nothing organ. It is much better than we could have possibly expected of Switzler: - " President Pierce is no favorite of ours. We opposed his. election, and regard las administration is a failure. Ave believe he has attempted to " curry favor with all factions in the Union, and enjoys the con fidence of none. He has appointed abo litionists, free-soileus and fire-eaters to of fice, even to posts in Ids cabinet.- Never theless, we take pleasure in saying this message is the crowning glory of his life. It is an able State paper, and, because ol the soundness of its views and conservative tone, will cover a multitude of the sins of its author. - ? The President's views in regard to Cen tral America and the extraordinary diplo macy of Great Britain are highly eominen- jy Ke makes ft complete w tj,e disreputable sophistry by whi exposure oi ten 'Ureal Britain attempts to sutam her pretensions to occupancy aud colonization of the Mos quito coast. ' The slavery feature of the message win attract universal attention. On this subject he administers the fanatics and agitators North and South -the enemies cf the Uni on and domestic tranquility a. scathing rebuke. We h ore it will effect them for good, by re-calling them from the forbid den paths of sectional strife to the peace ful walks of loyalty and patriotism- e warmly commend this chapter oi me mes sage to the consideration of the country. It is a noble vindication of the ngnts cl the peoplea glowing tribute to the priceless value cf the 1 American Union. Kossuth has written a letter to the New York Times, in tlie course of which Jie makes this statement: ."I have positive information that Louis Napoleon liona. parte had determined imperatively to in sist on the expulsion of political refugee from England. He is perfectly conscious of ther advantages oT ,; his 1 position, and knows that . the British Government-is so much in fcar of him, that -they could not dare tor refuse him ahA'thingi - 53 Texas has a scb4 fund of over From tb Platte Arm. Qer. Atchiioa n& Locgerf a Candia' We are aothorired ro aBnoance to iU people of Missouri, thai the Hon. D. R Atchison is no longer before them in con. necuon win me posiuon as a candidate for ; United States Senator or any other offict State or Federal; - - r - We are also authorized by Mr. Atchison ; to return ia his Democratic friends his sin. cere thanks for their. firm and decided sup, port, as well as to those gentlemen of the ' Whig party wliO honored , him with their ' rotes on.se veral ballots .for United Sutei t Senator. L AVfe are'furtlec authorized by Air. Atchi. son, to pledge him, as a citizen, to his zeal- ous and unfring -suppoTf of- all our rigbu in the States and Territorkv 1 ' Mr. Atchisoii'will "address liis fellow, citizens on the . subject off politics, at ihe courthouse in Platte City on the first Mon- day in February- next,--at which -tinie he ' will be pleased to see as t many cf his k friends as jCari conven'ently afend,-; I f For the last twelve years Mr. Arehrsoa has faithfully represented Missouri in the f Senate of the United JStates.' ' In hirn Mis- souri has been ' repeated7 honored with 1 the1 presiding officer 'of the Senate In I that capacity Mr." "Al" won the confidence and esteem of all the.. Senators, for his honest and impartial Conduct in the adtnic istrMionlofthe'difircuriarii tomplexdu devolving upon ium. His ctourse as a Sen ator has been dignified and neffcient,fand the people : of Missouri novr endorse it. Mr. A. was prohtb'y the first member cf the Senate Ciat mace a move t repeal rthe Missouri Coiupromis,an act in violation of the Constitution and fraught with injury to. ihe South. - He put the fail in motion in the Senate for its repeal, and the perse verance; of Douglas." aoid others passed it UiroUgh; and the day is near at land when the 'whole people of this Union WitL vov;cI.j,afe their assent the jusUce of tfee measure. And although Mr. . AicMach has been deitounced as a nulhfier 'and djs nntqnisf, he is oneof the inost' sleadiast frienilsto the perpetuity or the Union.aud the . preservation of its institut'ons5 that the country contains. Mr. Atchison is not as has been' often .charged. ainbitious. As a politicianj he takes firm and uecidtd grounds, but he .is not 'an office-seeker. He served his country at its call. lie leaves the position which he occupies be fore the people, as candidate for the United States -Senate, when his friends in the t State and in the Legislature are in the plurality' He is no longer a candidate, I and it remains to be seen whetl er those I whom the people may concentrate upon hereafter, or who will acquire a posiuon as strong as Mr. Atchison's, will show the magnimity and disinterestedness of hhn, in surrendering it up to the public good. If Mr. A. had been a stumbling Hut k lo a union of the democratic party, he is such no longer. . As the choice of a large ma jority ot the peop!e he might well hare continued in the contest as a candidate. We do not pretend, in this short aiiicle, to do Mr. Atchison full justice. The task shall be performed by us hereafter,. We shall be ready to vindicate him from the assaults of his enemies, and to defend his public acts from f iclV- tntt lerxlrrM , I J retires from T the contest for the SrnM while he is strong, and wl ea i es?7er4r in it wes almost certain to insure succe.-. In looking to a successor where s" a'l we find the bold, honest aud independeutlmfch, ti e true politician., tUt,he is, to 11 r his place. . . . ti. . ... . - - In the defence of the rights of 11 tha people of this confederacy, Air. AichisJn merits the. lasting gratitude, of-hisl coun trymen, to all succeeding generations. From .the Kansas IIer&M, Letter of Gen. J). B. Atchis n-- We call attention to the letter, of Gen. Atih'sonr It will be seen that he rives the lie direct to tbe abolition charge, tht Atchison had been in ' consultation with Gov. Shannon, in reference to the recrnt distuibances in Kansas, and calliog eul of troops. ,Ag we said in a previous nimiber of our pa"j)cr, Gcr. Shannon had no com munication whatever with Gen. "Atchison, and now we hare it direc Iy from Gen. A , mmself, that be had uo consultation or communication, with Gov. Shannon direct ly or indirectly in rxrscn or by writing or in any other manner or. form whatever.'" But such abolition papers as the S'. Louis Missouri Democrat, had tj.corihecrGen. Atchison's- name with Gov. Shannon's movements for the purpose of making war upon Shannon nuft the pro slavey party of the Territory. But the charge has. gone the rounds of the abolition press,' and we very much doubt whether any of them rver correct the falsehood by publishing Gen. Atchison's letter. Gen. AVdoes not care about it,' so far as he is concerned, but it is only because Gov. Shannon's name is made i'e of, iu a fabe manner with his own, that he' has seen proper to stamp the charge as base coin.- Falsehood is what the abolition press feed and 'fatten upon, they never' tell the truth' when a lie will answer their purpose as" welL' . But to ibe letter: . .v V ' . V,' -Platte City, Mo.. Dec; 27tA. IS35T Editor Kassas I!es- Dear Sir : In the Kansas -Weekly rald ol thel5t!i instant, I Lave rcaJ certain, papers, taken- . from the person of one . Pomcroy. ( either F published or, intended to le publisii'ed,) it is said among other things altogether false that Atchison had leen. in , consultation with Gov. Shannon, &e. In justice to Gov. Shannon I will 7 now f I had no consultation with him directly or in lirecUy.in rerson or by writing trm any r other manner, or .form whatever. ' Tie Governor had no occasion for mv a lvicc, A : 4 -.1. . . il. rr.nn Til t i!,nul mv nnininr.a tii-ton a nv IKTSOB Without L being asked.: Governor Shannon, how- f ever, in my opin-on has acted the part of a firm ami humane officer and man.' I The suurt conterence wiicn i j.bj " the Governor at Wakarasa he is at liberty f in msV ullie. and if necessary jnU do v doubt do it, although of 1 little imrif 1 would pot now trouble vou to pub! a this note on rav account but I think it due to Gov, Shannon. I have not and wnl not respond to any abofrwn falsehoods whi relate. 'only to xuysel?'; ' "' 1 T , . ' ' v. : Your o't serv't; -qfssT Tvm Tla UuiJnrJ nhvskians Kiiled j from eWrYorkr - t cit,e anar . . . t .