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fitorial Legislatures, they knew that these
had been ruled by the "highest authority to be invalid and of too effect. It was also said that, although the people had been prevented from electing their legislature, as the Organic Act of the territory re quired, yet while the Territorial Gorero rnent remained technically intact, a State irovernment would be a riral. revolutinnarv - movement, putting the authority of the ;; United States Government in dispute. tion of the United States contained no pro vision whatever for a Territorial Govern ment any where; that the fra'mers of that " lamt umsm uia noi contemplate toe acquis? tibn of new Trritorv to th TTn'nn iH ' we x emionai Government ; was tharefore uv Mca-ucwi a teuipurary necessity- 01 ' extra-ionstitutional legislation a mere ; "protectorate' a thins?- incident to a tran- -- aient sovereignty; and that when the State guvernmem -me natural ana recog nized status of the comaiunity--come into ,i3ience. me territorial government ex- t ine peopie 01 nansa& Knew mat ineuov--' ernment of the United States itself had . vii VI . uwk UllU IUO WIUUUi BUU UdU ' thus given them its legal sanction,and rend ered them authoritative. They, therefore, - ' assumed the ground," after duly , weighing "vjvvuviw uigeu iu i, wimiue uiosi per fect assurence of it s correctness, as a matter wj itivw anu esiaDusmja governmental policy. ' The oppsitioni made by the Administra- . . , r mmugion, ana us pariy mrougn- out the country, to this course of the peo ple of Kansas,-has not, in the slighestde- gree, weakened their confidence in it. or iesonea tneir determination to adhear to w iu? cuu. a uey are saiisnea mat us propriety would never have been called in bad not the Federal Administration sought, by so doing, to serve a special purpose in behalf of slavery. So confident are our people in the. stand they have thus taken, that they would be perfectlv willinfrto ner- mit their State Government to proceed to the regular performance of its func.ions, wimout any regari to the Territorial Gov ; etnment, were it not for a settled wish on their part to do nothing which may subject - inemio to the charge of ultra view nr a - "ivui iujcnce, even in me asser tion of their rights.' Thev have nerferred iur Hajue, mr me time being, from their oiaie organisation, and to make an effort tO Secure, through the Tirritnrial hallnt. boxes, peaceful possession of the Territo ' rial -Government: and ' to this eml thv " 1 'i ' " ' . j " . "KiuHucu iu iry meir cuances in uie wvwuer election. . , . i Bu: we frankly avow ourselves not san tCrUl? access. It is true that Mr Waiker, our Federal Govemor,has de emed that lie will afford us, to the best of his ability, a full and fair flartinn harnro f :i?mPala' judges; but, with our past expe '. rience.4 we find it difficult to ind uIctm in nnv hope of justice from the agents of the Fed eral Adiuinisu-ahoiu By ; the law of: the ' flection, all . but those who have . resided ; six months or more in th T ; fxehjoVd from the., polls., .-The - system of districting and apportionment for members of ill A f om'.litii. . a We determinau'on ux introduce voters from flbroad. . Sixteen counties, strongly Free - State, contaiuin nearly on-half of the ennre ropulation of the Territory, are not branch, , Of the thirteen members of the Council.all but three; and of the thirty '. nine rnetpbers of he House of Represent "'Te9 .U but teni are to be elected in dis . tricts bordering on the Missouri line. To peka i connected with Fort t Scot ; and . Lawrence is attached to the Shawnee Mis sion, adjoining Westport. The Lawrence district is also made to embrace an indefi . nite extent of country, having: no eeoffraph- ical connection whatever with it, away off in the reffien ot the Kockv Mountains, oc cupied only hv an Indian trac.ii.o- nnsf. I.prp , and there, at which fictitious precincts may fc be made, and from which fictitious returns ..mav b 9tnt in. fit nnv 'limn nfti- tK ! , . tipn, to overcome the Free State vote. Be aides these things, our enemies have com- nlete possession of all the macliinrv of j. tJ the; election. Establishing the places for ', .votinsr. aDDointin? the iudsres. canvassinor the returns, declaring the result of the elec tion, and all other matters of detail, are in the hands of the ; County Cominissioti ., ers,; who were themselves elected by fraud iT and violence from Missouri. 'Mr. Abeli, . i partner of : St ringfello w, sa ys that 'Kansa s , ,will not be given up:" and General Atchi- n sounds the note of. renewed iprepara- . : lion to Doutn.Uaroiina. and declares that. . . , . ivnu uiiq iuuic cuwi iue wont is uoae. :yiih the Administration against us ; with . .. one-half the six month's ' voters virtually disfranchised; with an election law fram- . ed expressly to keep the newly immigrants ;- . from the polls with the hellish- system of districting and apportionment staring us in -i ;,the fare j with most of the officers of elec ., tion Border-Ruffians of the deepest dye ; , , , with, the slave - party in Missouri boldly .. . : . l . i i ,m . i ,v - already half-violated pledge of Governor r .. Walker to relv on w dm nol foel at lib- j, - eriy-u cherish ny very lively expectations r.:u 0f a fair election. We wish justice and . freedom : but we will da our best to secure ad them without imperiling the public peace, v-j -We have fearful difficulties to contend with ; . we must try to ' overcome them. .'it But should we again be overwhelmed by sc? invasion from abroad or by fraud at home, J.Z xil the Federal government f still - Tegard .' with disfavor oar cendtnO aDDSication lor "47 admission as a State into the Union ? - f'.: la that event, will not all good mensus- ' ' t'ernment at all hazards ? At anv rate, this j : may be regarded as the only attempt which What may be done after that,' however, it i"i is. nit'our province to declare. v i -f - Bofore closing this Address, the Com- , i,.lin -aeflAPtaf tfrtnfttrl aM t inn Af- tha naAftA fif : I , We .desire it to be understood that the ' ( 1 nFIlIHH Ul X U i 3 CX UU I1UL laiBlVD LUC - wu& lltfzCa IV V, u.w vu wviVMta -.. unnn ttar'mMnStt'tf . TVTiaa-iiri tt twt v . - MWU . J - i.XJa le conirarv, lucy kiiuvv l;iiv mc his " of that people have not joined ta these ,t outra 33' but iave remained at home and i . ijenouoced - tb-? invaders. Toward1 them it- w entertain no other feelings than 'those itiluaf fesojet and kindness. " This has been abunds.-.tlf made manifest by our action. Alany a town is now standing and thriving in Missouri, monuments of our considera tion for them and esteem for tSeit conduct. Respect fof thia class of the people ct Missouri has induced us sedulously to re fraio froca retaliatory measures. Those who Lave joined a the forays against us, under the sincere impressioa that Massa chusetts, and ot&er Free States -were im porting voters into Kansas, have Seen gross ly deceived. That we are friendly toward the people of Massachusetts and other Free States, is not surprising.- By their munificence we were furnished the means to. defend our homes from .plunder. and desesration,' J When the Missouri River and markets upon our border, were closed against us, the poor of Kansas were clothed and fed by their liberality. Notwithstand ing this, however, we would resist thtm in any attempt to despoil us of our franchise, as we would resist the people of Missouri. But we deny that the people of r Massachu setts or any other Free State, ever attempt ed any such thing. , It is doubtless true that immediately after, the election of March, 1855, some of the peacefully dis posed citizens of Kansas left the Territory, and good reasons had they for so doing. Kansas was invaded by hostile forces, or ganized for war, and her people ruthlesly trampled into the dust.. . Was not thi?uf ficient reason ? . ," To , that portion of the peoples of Mis souri-whose aims are oreshadowed in the letters of Atchison to .South Carolina, in which he avows his intention to again in vade Kansas, we- have these things to say: The interests of Kansas and Missouri are identical. , A farm cannot be Improved in Kansas, of a town built up, without; its benefiting Missouri.;. A railroad cannot be extended into Kansas from the Slates without its traversing the entire length of Missouri. For many years, Missouri must be the market for Kansas. The people of Kansas are entitled to protection by the Constitution and Flaer that protects the people of Missouri. Should the peo ple of Kansas invade your homes, to wrest your ballot boxes, from you by force, what would be your feelings and action ? Would not all resentful and indignant impulses of your natures be stirred up? Would you not meet us on your border and with bay onets. in our hearts thrust us back? An authority to which we ail defer, has; said "Do unto others as you would that others should do unto you. : We implore you not to attempt to again violate our rights ; we are men as - you are, ana our common mannooa requires that we should resist you if you do.1- We are organized for defence; we have the pieage oi uov. waiter mat he win use the troops of the United States in our be half. If you persist against your best in terests, ail considerations ot patriotism, against all manly and christian duty, in the mad course vou have marked out. a war must ensue, protracted and bloody, between Missouri and Kansas; it may be extended all along the line to the Atlantic coast. :' A dissolved Union and a broken Government may be the result For the highest welfare of Kansas and Missouri: in the name of our common country, and the living God; we appeal to you to re fain. Remain at home; the Kansas : question will then be peacefully settled j the agita tion of slavery will cease; and Kansas and Missouri will go on prospering and to prosper. ' . - - - ; Having thu3 discharged the duty as signed them, the Committee would con clude by exhorting all the people of Kan sas' to go to the polls on the day of elec tion, in pursuance ot the action of the Con vention, and deposit their ballots for the candidates of their choice. You have an overwhelming majority ; with a fair elec tion, success 13 certain, but whatever may te the result, we believe our cause will be strengthened by such a course. Your Kespectfully, . , J. H. LANE, Chairman. M. F. Cos w at; Secretary. GEN. POMEROY, II. J. ADAMS, ; R. G. ELLIOT T, , . DR. CHARLES F. KOB, DR. ROOT. , : J. F. BLISS, JOSI AH WILDER, W. B. PARSONS, DR. CHANE, JUDGE SCHUYLER, ( WM. HUNTING, :;e. s. nust, ..... ; : -: . W. F. M. ARNY. CAPT. WALKFR. i . Kit Carson. ;v. I this day had the pleasure of seeing and conversing with the far-famed Kit Carsoni He is a mild, pleasant man in the expression of his face, and one; would never suspect nim ot having led the hie of daring 'and adventure which distinguish him. He is refined in his manner, and very polite in his intersourse ; and his con versation if marked by great; earnestness, and his language is appropriate and well chosen, though not pronounced with correct ness, a Ha has a strong mi ad, and -vry things he says is pointed and practical, ex cept' wnen indulging in a vain of - humor, which is nol unfrequent. "No one can con verse with him an hour without being fa vorably impressed; he has a jovial, honest, open countenance, and a kindness of heart almost feminine. He is universally beloved here, and a favorite of all classes, Indians included. He never alludes to his career as an adventurer unless questioned'relative to it. ' - Although he is free and easy in his conversation, everything he says in regard to him self partakes of a degree of mod esty almost' incredible in' one whose - life has been an unbroken succession of hard ship and dangers. 'You may have seen small periodical floating about Washington called "Kit Carson', the gold hunter." I had red it, and in the course of our conver sation I asked him if it5 were true. He said it was not; every statement made was false. - He is represented in this pamphlet as a colossal figure, when he is not ovesj five feet eight inches in hight.n He is heavy framed, jand ; -weighs about 170 pounds. He is forty eight yeaia old, but does not look more than thirty-five. 4 He came to this country in 1827, having run off'- from' his Employer, near Boonville, Missouri, to whome be was apprenticed to learn the trade.1 The facts of his life are now in the ' possession t of Vashiogton Irving, and will.'doubtless bef thrown ' into the form "of a book during the comming winter. He is a strong state-rights dem ocrat. Cor. Washington Unicn. The Sqaatter Sovereign. ATCHISON, KANSAS TERR., , SATURDAY. SEPT. 12, 1857, TOR DELEGATE. TO COSOBES3, , .-. MARCUS J: PARROTT. -T. : COUNTY OFFICERS. ' i;Vv- . Councilman ,: ; ' - ; CALEB MAY. V - . : .' .' Representatives, ' V " sj.'h. snyder. i; 1 CALEB WOODWORTH, JOHN P. WHEELER. - ; .: ',-rrUte 3idgey P " - F. G. ADAMS. " ; , ' ..' Sheriff, . ;.'.r;: :, H. BAY. -' , - County Commissioners, ' ' . ' A. ELLIOT, .' : d. d. cone. v; . . Coroner, ' Da. C. F. KOB. '-.'' ' ! TreasnrerVr H. MARTIN. f1 County Clerk, ' ; J. H. GILBERT. , . Ciunty Surveyor, ' ' ' JAMES BREWER. Introductory. i We introduce ourselves to-day to the readers of the "Squatter, not, perhaps, with grace equaling one moving in Paris ian. circles; not attempting a display of acquaintanceship with Noah Webster, or with languages used by other men in Other years ; but rather in the homespun manner of a western man. Being born in the west, reared in the west, and educated in the west ; on' the wide-spreading western prairies we spent our boyhood, turning over, and reaping, the prod ud lions of their fertile soil, working in winter through storms of rain, and snow, and piercing, winds, scat teringcorn to the hungry, bellowing "boves" Our ears are familiar, with those sounds ever heard around our western farmer's home. Early were we taught to respect the laboring man, to reverence none but the patriotic, energetic business man, wher ever he might: be found.' That lesson is yet unforgotten. - . i. ; i lo-oay appearing betore the world in the capacity of. an editor,"we do it not for fame or political honors, but as an advocate oi our ironuer seiners,, man iwnora none truer patriots none possessed of a greater love for our glorious Union 'and its perpetuity, j To you, the "Squatter Sover eigns" of our virgin Territory, holding the reins of its destiny in your own hands, we come. " let us reason together. - - From all poinu of the compass, from ev. ery state, ana nearly every county in tha Slates, have we gathered and,', pitched our tents. For a year or two of toil and priva tions have we been here trying to build ourselves comfortable homes. And now should we have been a happy people had not, alas ! drunken, debased, disunion pol iticians rushed upon us like a horde of blood-thirsty Indians upon a caravan on the Plains, and scattered us m every di rection, while they and their hirelings con sumed all our supplies and left us poor. Again would they renew those scenes regardless of the widow's tear and the or phan's cry. In their public speeches, one party harps upon the wrongs dene .by the other,' while they, like wolves return the howl, and at the same time urge you to help them to carry their point at all haz ards. . . Let your judgment, . unbiassed, de cide of their republicanism. , Were we in doctrinated in such principles ? Surely not To submit were we taught, though feeling ourselves in the right, knowing that "Truth crushed to earth should rise again.", . .. . . Will the people longer listen to the oily words, or suffer the execution- of the - deep laid schemes of deceitful politicians ? We have slept long enough. , It is time to wake up, and-that immediately. If you stop to rub your eyes the work will . stop. One fanatic is as bad as another, no mat ter which side he may take. Let all come out from, their cabins and see to it, that men are put on the track .for our officers who have their families and property among us, and whose interests are our interests; who will work for our good and not for party. What care we for party ! Our interest is the theme, now. , It is humbug to, cry Democrats" or "Republicans. Choose now the men known by you willing -and able to work for bur good. 'And when we can execute law and punish' the guilty when our institutions are decided, and we compose a part of .the great confederacy then, and not til! then, may we talk of par ty; something of more; vital importance have we now before us. Then let us, one and all, come up to the work till every spe cies of anarchy is crushed, and truth and justice reign triumphant; ' ' '; ' Let fanatics urge adherence to the To peka Government,, and others urge you to rally to the Kansas Democracy as the only safety We disclaim both. ! Let hinvwho would be convinced of their wrong to the people of Kansas, go out from those dens of iniquity, (the towns) and mingle with the honest settlers in every part of the Territory, and listen unprejudiced, to v their story. T " , We have done it, and know how they feel, and we would have our paper go into every cabin on every - creek, ; branch ' and prairie throughout the Territory, that week ly we might hear from every neighborhood ancLour.actions. be iiarmonized By reason errors will be corrected , . Our interests are common ; and though reared under different influences and accustomed to different habits, those are easily adjust ed," and We may litre here as peaceably as Whig and Democrat, once' in" the States- Need you v an inceptive to .action I Look around at our -lovely country, its future brightening unparalleled in the worlds his tory. ".Imagine schools, colleges and , nni versiiies in different partsrailroads check ering .our prairies, and 'all - kinds of im provements being rapidly pushed onward. While an immense immigration js pouring into the yet unsettled parts, and .over all beheld ,ai promising and intelligent youth rising up to take the place of their anf!SKrfard our race; till over the whole "western wilds," pleasant cottages u?ay be seen -Young America playing yuh the savage a tomahawk, and where nv roves the buffalo the domestic animal may quietly leed. i his is not all, The nation the whole world looks on with tearfuleyes. Our inaction may permit the, besom of destruction to sweep over the whole country civil war run madly in every state, pour ing upon the graves of our Revolutionary Fathers their children's blood, shed by a oromer s nana., men we can upon you not to be inactive ; not to follow after evil designing men. But rally together peace auiy, as nonesi woricing men, choosing such to represent your affairs,' and hurry , into eternal. oblivion those actors who are blam able .for all our past difficulties. We hold the reins it we will not use them, such a state is our' just desert, ve for the sake of our wives and children for the sake of the innocent, let U3 act. - The - people can and must : rule. ; Their voice is the voice ot . uoa. 1 heT1 intetests in education, in internal improvements and in politics, the Squatter Sovereign shall ad vocate, and we ask their support. ; c O, F. SHORT Governor Ransom! Saturday afternoon, the 5th ,inst., the citizens, of Atchison and country listened to a very lengthy address: from Mr. Rak som, the candidate of the Democratic party of Kansas for delegate to congress After" some remarks he gave a history of the Democratic party of the country and labored to tWH fact that the party which nominated him' was the same and advocates of the same principles. He next charged the Republican party or Abolition as he termed it. of being gui! ty of alii the crimes ever committed' here, And said, "that the actors in the Topeka Government were in spirit traitors to their country; but that they took care not. to go far enough for law to take hold of them as they had a strange dislike to hemp.' He then at great length compared the slaves with the free negroes. And con eluded by trying to refute, the charges of the presses against .him, i ( which he ad mitted was true); and by urging the Free state JJemocrats to come out and support the principles, loved by them in the states. We have not time to criticise his remark at length, -but would I like to know . of the Governor, jor lishat he desires our suffra ges." What does he want to be paid to go to Washington fori He" did not tell us one thing he would do or try to do. Perhaps it was to drink whiskey, as he said "a mau's moral qualifications was no reason for re fusing to vote for him. Perhaps not, but we should never vote for a man who touched it if we could help ourselves. And we hope to see . the .day when ; such shall be kicked out of the Free state party. What did we care about a history of his party, when it is spread before the world. ' We who have lived here longer than he, know of the evil growing out of the To peka Government, and we hope to see the day when it shall crush the pates of its originators. v ,' "' ' f" " - Neither are'Vffie'entirely ignorant of the negroes either in the north or the south. And rays be, "we are driven to this in the present canvass," we don't believe it. Had he said he was driven to the issue,1 Kansas Free or Slave, then would be have hit the , point,,:'; :'iu::-f'--i'ii-:.' 't What ?do. we care for the nigger, ab stractly. ; Let Beecher talk of that.. : We look' to the interests of our own race, and the advantages of pur embryo State, and not for the wooly heads, only that,de Lord will.deliber . us from em Fret or Slave. Had Mr. R. argued the importance of their Slavery or Freedom in Kansas to us as he had to get on the question, then , would it have " payed " better to listen. , But here was the lpin,,and he studioudy avoided it, by taking us through the plantations in Louisiana, and then hurrying us away "to de cold icy-region ah,! of Canada. As far as our individual feelings are concerned in that respect we would probably , agree with him, but that does not concern us. ; - The question, Mr.' Ransom, before the Territory is shall Kansas be Fee at Slave. And we think it would be well, for you to try .it again in Atchison, and itell us .what. you are going to do for our railroad grants, our Indian lands, and educational ' inter ests, and perhaps a few may rote for you- Free- State. Township IleetiE , i Pursuant to a call, for - tie purpose of listening to the Free State nominee for Delegate to CongressthetVee State men of Atthisori township and of 'other town ships in the County of Atchison, met at the office of McBsathet, Adams &Co., and after it had been annodnced that Mr, Pasbotv, the Free State nominee, would not fill his appointment here, on account of. having to meet Mrr Ransom, the Pro- Slavery ca ndidate, - at ; Troy, Doniphan County, in discussion, the meeting resdlv ed itself, in a . Township Convention, fof the purpose of nominating seven Delegates for the County Convention, to nominate Candidates for ( Atchison County, to' Be voted for at the coming October election, to fill the several offices therein, v-r l r The meeting was organized by calling the Rev. Jno. M. Btrd. tothe chair, add I and appointing Allek Gbeer, Secretary. The object of the meeting was stated by the chairman and the Convention proceed ed to its business. :-: is" !' - : Uo motion of Mr. Adams, a address. prepared by the commrttee appointed ( for that purpose, at the Grasshopper Falls Con vention,nd addressed to thepeplo of Kansas and Missouri and taking deci ded grounds for. making Kansas a Free State, was read, and. discussed, and finally adopted as the sentiment of . the meeting. Mrssrs. McBaATirBr; Shokt and others engaged in the. discussion of the ' address On motion, the Convention ' went , into Committee of the whole to nominate Del egates for Atchison precinct to attend the County Convention, and the following gen tlemen received the support of the Conven tion: Mrssr. L. M. Dickebsoh, R. Mc- Hbatjiet, Hugh oat, ivir. helfrich. F. G. Adams, Dr. C. F. Koa and J. H. Gild CRT. ' ' '" ;;' ' Mr. McBratwet made remarks for a few. moments, which were well received. - Mr. tJHOaxt olio wed, ana Air. Akthok t followed him in a neat and appropriate speech-ail taking high Free State giounds, On ' motion, the Convention agreed to appoint a Committee of five to invite speak ers to speak in Atchison, and the Conven tion selected the following gentlemen : R. McBratney, G. J. Martin. A. J. Petifish, F. G. Adams, and J. J. Pratt. On motion, a Vigilance Committee of nineteen were appointed for the purpose of seeing that all Free State men be at the polls on the day of the next electing and to transact other business, and the fol lowing genlemen were elected : , Luther Dickerson, Hugh Bay, II. Cune, A. J Petifish, R. McBratney, Gen. S.C'Pom eroy, M. : R. Benton, Moses Greene, L Page, Jas. Preston, Dr, C. F. Kob, Jas. F. Butcher, Mr. Chaflin, J. T. Wheeler MfrHaTirof Slrangef ; - Mr. Alexander, Henry Rust, Mr. Wilmet and O. F, Short. ' ;' '' ? r' 'T , ; On motion, the Convention adjourned. JNO. H. BYRD, Chairman. :Alles Greew, Secretary. ' Letter from Mr. Woodworth. i ' Mr. Editor : I noticed in your paper ' of Saturday, August 29th, a resolution in reference to the riot in your town on the Saturday before, wa3 passed by a meeting; of a part of the citizens of your town. " Now I do not know whether a majority of that meeting were Pro-Slavery or Free State men, nor do I wish to censure the motives of . that meeting. The. resolutions are ambiguous, and might be interpreted to wrong those persons so murderously assaulted, by saying "it was a personal affair, or those good citizens who would not infringe on the liberties of speech, by implying that they would not punish those who did that day destroy the liberty of speech. I will state the - facts of the case so fur as they relate to myself, and leave the public to judge. I am not aware that I ever had any ac quaintance or conversation with - any of those who attacked me. I have never had any difficulty, dispute, or argument with apy person in Atchison except Dr. Striwg fellow, which' was conducted in a- court eous manner, and so far as I know, ended without any ill will on either side,' there fore, I cannot think that he set on the mob, as I understood he spoke against it, and wishes them arrested and punished. ' ' Mr.-Aai:x.told Mrf Elliott and my self that we might hi Id a meeting if ; we would not allow Lane to speak. In reply I said that I did not care about . Lane or any other particular man speaking there, but that I would not take part in a meet ing where any person whom . the meet ing desired was forbidden to speak. If any man proscribed one , speaker, others might proscribe other speakers, and thereby destroy all liberty of speech. - Upon this a rush of armed ' men attacked me, their leader declaring that L should not .speak in that place, and that he and his company were selected to kill me, and-that 'they weuld certainly do it, because I had ' said in a speech at Mr. Elliott's, that , slavery was the reason that there was not as many railroads completed in the Slave as Free States. There were about fifty ' engaged in the attack. I understand that many of them were supplied with Uaited States muskets, probably half had their ; pieces cocked and pointed at me. They thought I presume that'I and ' my friends' were prepared to shoot the leader or the ones that fired first, or' their knowledge of the fact that the Free State men would do to them as they thould to any Free Stats man, they desisted frominjaring roe seri ously. Then their attention was directed to Mr. Adams, whom . the; attacked in a most brutal manner. v.-: -; - Two shots were ; fired ' at me as I . left town., .AWith, this relation of , facta- I will leave the'peopie to jadga of the" mo tives of aftack. All who have convers ed with me on the subject, (and they amount to hundreds,) decide that the object was to destroy the liberty of speech in order to control the election in October , ihatihe people may be prevented from elect ing their officers, and. the invaders retain the power in their own hands.-- -:t.i 1 have desired ' the prosperity: of your town, and do sincerely ivmpathize with my frieridi few any loWs they may sustain in consequence of the mob law that rules there, I.wilh yon to aet to my i credit to balance any sin that I may thoughtlessly nave committed in dissuading ' my friends from goingf immediately to Atchison "with a force suflicient to punish the mob and have Lane, Adams and myself speak there, in order to restore 'the liberty of speech. My reasons were, mat acder the excite ment, innocent persons n your town might be damaged m: person and property. I advised .that as we could not hold 'a free meeting Aher,- wuld, botkgo iTero to trade, hoping that your good citizens might soon see and do their duty by arresting and punishing the guilty that the inno cent may escape unharmed, and harmony be restored between the town and country. I shall concur in any action that the Free state party may decide upon. ; : ". ' ' That I may cot be misrepresented, per mit me to state my .position. My life has been spent about equally in Free and Slave states ; hence. I feel myself rid of those sectional prejudices that many are liable to, having always been a conservative of the Jackson and Clay school. I .opposed me repeal ot the Missouri compromise, believing it would endanger the peace of the Union cause multiplied miseries to the people of this territory and end in the destruction of slavery in Missouri.' Were a Pro-slavery man I would do as many of the Pro-slavery Benton Democrats are doing vote with the Free State parly, in October, in order to route the Atchison De mocracy in Kansas, and restore the prin ciple in our government that the majority shall rule, rescuing the liberty of speech, the press, and the elective franchise from foreign invasions or domestic mobs. I wish slavery to continue in those states where if. now exists as long as they "may desire it. I am opposed to, its extension because of its damage to the people and states where it 1 exists. !I am' in favor of making Kansas a Free State not because I sympathize with the poor negroes, but the poor whites with whom L wish to enjoy the productions of our rich soiL uncursed with the coropetlon of slave labor. The negro has done nothing to give him the right to fatten and multiply in this ter ritory. : The poor whites of the south are more deserving the - land, - feeling more sorely the weight of oppression.' They have never had any territory of a mild .climate to escape the contact of .slave, labor and slave institutions. - Could they speak it would be to ' Let Kansas be Free in such thunder tones that the echo would be heard in every part of this Union. 1 I wish Kansas to be Free that she may be blest with-8chools,r railroadaand factories. and not to be cursed with the free mulatto population that slavery brings. " ' 'r r. Haying pledged my life and property in the cause of Freedom, I will fearlessly speak and acton all proper occasions although I may fill a martyr's grave. ,1 am happy to know that my blood would nourish the Tree of Liberty, and r the friends of Freedom avenge my cheek. U .:; .I V '. . C. A. WOODWORTH. ' Difficulty in Atchison. - Almost every paper that has : come to our table this week has an editorial under the. above caption. The citizens of our place are beginning to talk of raising the price of their property on account ef the notoriety of our town. "To a person here so well acquainted with the affairs it is amusing, to read the different versions of different exchanges; People abroad doubt less think one is in constant danger here of loosing his scalp. Our friends of the Era must think we are a terrible set, or else have forgotten their motto equal and exact justice to alL. Just under this senti ment,' refering .to"1Ir. A bell's Speech (which we published in our last issue. The' jEra'saysf 4 ' " .. , : Considerable excitement prevailed , several personal difficulties' occared, two men were' cut with knives and another mah had his coat, and watch guard cut across. ; Kevol vers were freely used, win dows of Free State men were smashed. strangers ' peaceably walking along the streets were insulted, whisky was freely drank, and " in, short a regular,,bbrder-ruf-fian muss was kicked up generally. Such disturbances have the etiect to intimidate in dustrious peaceably disposed men and dis courage then from 'improving the 'place," . As to'the last, we can say we have never seen improvements moving along so brisk ly as this ; week. : As to a muss being kicked up generally, all we have to say, is, it is false. ' We have not yet heard bf Free Siati windows being1 smasKtd. ' BrU re volver was freely used in the evening by a drunken scamp juA we have a number here whom we presume, used the whisky freely on that day as they do every day. We ' hope however, to pet a stop to vJ frsd use'about as soon as ' any other place la the Ter- ritory. iwr uie man iv.i used his revolver so freely, but he u taost too fast for the powers that he" ttwi hjpt been heard of since. This dimw was the cause of the row the prerSl weekl We expect to purify our pkCe u sood as any other, and we intend to ctrr OTJimpfovemects as rapidly, and of i error quality. As General PonEt0T BOtoroua Jim, all we ait of oAefj i,b mind 'their-own busitusr? and w. wjj guarantee a oJution of the protfeoiwlii so &i laXbeea managed very sucbafuUj for the time engaged at it. And bpu holycne touKansaVsaaaj thou chfonicWr'of Leavenworth 7Btn- we invoke thee not to busy thy righteocj soul too - much about foreign matteis. a me wonu wm remain ignorant of j- done in the hell of Kansas.' Thouwtutenea sepulcher! O, Leavenworth, fillofitai men's bones ! Thou ' wouldst ham k. world believe thee a paradise, peopled with angles, whilst thou art the play-groand of unchained demSt 'sporling with the Uvea of men. T Lang may the elm tree stand as t monument ofthy infamous deeds. - WeJsFill tellthea. smeibinjnore so how food people receive Ay protection. " Jealousy is a. green . eyed mohsut and is . the cause of Hthe whole of lho mamified falsehoods.-. . . .. 7ey know that' we" have the posiu'oo and country back us, to eclipse them as soon as matters are settled, and people look at the country sensibly and unprejudiced. They know, that we are going to kavt a railroad here, at least three years sooner than any other point on the Missouri, sc- cessible" to the 'Territory, and tbtt tin whole emigration 'next spring will be direc ted here.1" jU Leavenworth knows that all her conntr has been taken up by speculators and will not be, improved, and consequently if. ford her no subsistence. She knows, thu emigrants can not expect to find any show there any longer, and unless she has some thing to support her, she must die. And feeling herself so weakened by the grim monster, as to be unable to howl sufficient ly loud to wake up Gabriel, the St. Louis Dtmocrat, has to be called to aid in mis representing some of our leading citizens. All we have to say is to "pitch in,' oar city has .a foundation of stone, our Fret State citizens are as true sons of Freedoo as ever breathed. ' They wish to act wki judgment . and prudence. s They are ox determined to rule or ruin, as many others withering the Free State cause in the Territory.- ' - - - - -i--.5,--r . We expect to . go to ; the polls here in October and vote quitely with ourPro-slar- ervjieiffhbors-and our vote will, ie apt to count as mucTi'as others of the same num ber. So we will rest content. Yotuiff America. The first number of this paper is on oar table. We predict the" proprietor success, and so long as he adheres to his prospect us we shake hatids and bid him God speed. We would be glad to see more of oar Ter ritorial papers take the same ground. We are of the old line Democrats, and in tLi same! predicament he represents. ' H says: , "The old liners fight their political bailies with their principles spread upon their banner. They never sacrific pria ciples for M spoils. -The present parties of Kansas are mere names ; they have w principles; their platforms are paper ones, and they have. long' since depoorled from the "'old land marks, and have inangars ted a policy which merits and receives our disapprobation; they are no drifting upon an open sea, and we can see very plainly in a brief future, the wrecks of those parties carried -' high and dry" the surge of conservative feeling." MJ God hasten that happy day. . .'Young Jjmerica, rush boldly and fear lessly on your platform into to the politics! field, prunning on the right and left,heedicsi of consequences, regarding only tn(& arid justice, and we are by your side. A large four story brick building oa Front street, between Walnut and Vine. Cincinnati, fell in a few days ago with s tremendous , crash, under the presars of nearly sixteen - hundred barrels of raw wbiskyr"stored in - ihe r second,' third sod fourth stories.-1 Several tons of tobacco were also in the lower story." The hole is now a mass of ruins loss near 20 ,000 J ! We 'would likef frequeritly to heir of such accidents, - and perhaps , our .yoaog city Tvould soon be rid of the " dark bev erage of helL Then: our streets no long er be a place of vxhibitioo for pistols snd bowie knives.';' -. - ; . '. lit tinfffota Coaatittttioau , . ; Both conventions adjourned sine die the 23ih ult; they agreed upon one Con stitution to be Submitted to the people ft approval 'or rejection. on ''13th of October next. It is almost" aitranscript of State of lIlinoia.-:. s i; - :Tbe" provision ' inserted at " first bytba Republicans about ill ' men '. being & and equal,, &c was omitted. ; The Leg islature to consist of 117 merobsrs; 37 Senators and 83 RepreseitiresT There wilb do doubt of its adoption. :M same time three rnembers of'Consr' Governor, Lieutenant -Governor, iw.,1 .elected, at iutt:-:-l ' "t -The Hix!ir. and St.' Josxra .Rsxi- aoaijr uompany contempiaw opvsftii land otSce for sale of its" lands, beic!; about 600,000 acres.