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S M. rUTTlXOII-U & Co., nre nnth.zi-d
. r.;it "tTf-tiwnn: el -nt.-ripriw.s fx
.. 5.n,.i ,ft In New York uui Boston. l):!ioe iu
ww V.)tk, 1U Jiassaa trvet IhIou, W Suite
l' v tiaion.vjM year, S"
I! ilf " "
One nirtar, one year,
tue 'iu.ir", six inoo'hs
One s-psr. one week, 1
T -reive line cr Ie make a re.
-thus takit-g the most effectual
rectus 3ttms.
means to root (Wit all newspaper enter- J --
prise at home. A::d when asked u pat- j 1mted States Ac.eiccltvral So-
ronise their own countv paper, reply that Iciett. The fourth annual meeting of
they title a city paper, and ;nnot afford j tue fnited Suites Agricultural Society
to take two. We respectfully submit, is j to be held at Washington, Jan. 9, 1856.
this g-nereus? Doe it look like foster- Agricultural Societies are requested to
ing home industry ? "We ask farther, ti j 5C.H Jolegates. Paring the sessions
a man is truly benevolent, wiii he not ' t;ltre wTd p,0 lectures and discussions cn
upport Lis own county paper first .- j subjects connected with agriculture, and
Then if he must have a city paper, for jaa cxceUent opportunity for the friends
the sake cf reading foreign news and for- ; Gf improvement in different parts of the
eign eorresiondenee, vrilten ct home, let lmtrj- to become acquainted with each
hiia take as many as he pltasees and j ot!,tT anj ,nltaer useful information.
we v. ill not object.
Tj tie Peopla of Orleans County.
"With this number commences the first
volume of the Orleans Independent Stand
rj. Xo reasons need be aligned fir
itj publication other than tliat the voice
. filie public loudly demand a paper that
shall be devotul to the interes: of U-.
-..pie of tlus county, attd which shall,
i its in'-t energies to the upbuilding
i.-. r in t:mtions and the advancement
of l.er people. We design to in .ke it
s". -icily a county pn-ier, and to that end
we a.. ail those who feel an interest ic
the success of our undertaking to give ns
rtich iatlrmation as they mar possess in
fitters relating to county affairs, cr np-
i any subject they think will .rove of
The publication of newspapers in Or
: -a:is county is an enterprise by no means
new. She has hail many editable pa
: '-r-; yet we think they have generally
ide a fatal mistake in not making their
papers siillk-iently local a fact which
has been time after time demonstrated
'y their repeated failure.
The history of new-paper publishing
i.i Orleans county we are perfectly fa
miliar with having worked as a jour
neyman upon every japer from the es-tibii-hmcsit
of the diminutive Yeoman's
Ircurd till the silly transfer of the Ga
u'.te to ti e Xurth Union. We think we
'"ulerstand the cause of their r.on-sue-
t-.-ss, and holding the opinion we do, shall
-ad tvor to avoid the rtfek upon which
If the people of the county wish to
have a decent and reliable paper printed
at home, they must support it by taking
and paying far it. We shall exchange
with some of the city dailies, and pub
lish in a condensed form all which may
be of interest to our patrons. e shall
take pride in printing a good paper, if
we caa receive the necessary " aid and
comfort." Oiher papers which have been
printed in Ira-burgh have perished more
tVom a want of respectable home patron
age, than from any lack of ability ou the
part of their editors.
We shall issue o:ir paper regularly en
the day of publication, unless deterred
by sickness or accident.
gj During the last three or four days
we have been presented with a niee
batch of snow, w hich is thankfully re
ceived bv the traveling commnaitv ren-
Legislature of Missouri has adjourned
without electing 3Ir. Atchinson to the
f. S. Senate, and aiter voting down the
resolution approving the KanzasOsebras
ka bill.
An edition of the Bible Las been print-
;ed in XashviHe. Tennessee the first
published south of the Ohio and Foto
mae rivers.
Gex. Cass and the Pkesidexct.
The Washington Union is authorized to
say that in the caucus of Democrat ie
Senators on Wednesday last, he declared
that he was no candidate for the Fresi
dencv, ind that he was unwilling for his
name to be presented as such at the Na
tional Convention. The General nasal'
so written a letter to the same effect, da
ted Detroit, Nov. 23, and addressed to
Andrew J. Webster, Esq., and others.
The Tost Office Dfaktmext.
The entire receipts of the Post Office
eraily ; as usual, the wip.J has seized the
opportunity ot lUstnoutuig a portion ot j Department tor the fiscal year end;ng on
it in piles here and there, where a less j the 30th June las', are stated at $9,373,-
tjuantity would have answered better.
The air is keen and frosty, the thermom
eter ranging from 5 to 13 degrees below
044, being $350,000 in excess of the re
ceipts of the previous year. I5ut the
extension of the mail service and tlie in
crease in the expense of transporting the
There ha? ieen for setae weeks past a j mails have been proportionally increased.
succession of changes from warm to cold 'and caused the outlay to exceed the rev-
arid vice versa, more so than is common enue.
at this season of the year, when stem j Proe Zadotk Thompson, of Bur-
I winter Las taken hold with an unyielding j wa3 oae of tte 51 Americans
n. . ,v10 received Tirizes at the sn-eai French.
j The warm weather has teen favorable to lnaUstriat Exhibition, iust closed. A
b..r wrP,lc,,l. ! !,-nvnr! lU for,ninS community, and we trust the meJul 0fthe seeond class was awarded
county m ue savea, tlie coming spring. : hlm for --uncultivated natural products,"
to publisher a paper worthy the intelli
gent 'of the county. If we fail, it will
lie from a dilatory and stingy support
i ot because we neglect our business.
O-.ir pa'Mr is commenced with pros-
' cts the most cheering. If people hold
out as they have begun, we eanbut
rrom so enormous a tax as tnai wmca
drained it the last,
Notwithstanding, a much larger quan
tity of produce than usual was stored'at
the List harvest, vet nrnTi.mns n" o!I
i i , i , , .' , . . ! lish are on the worst possible terms in
i kaids demand a bigu price. heat is , . . , 1
i o- i j , , jthe Lnmca. Neither men nor oScers
scarce at 5-2.2 j t er l)iisiiel. nn.1 ntnnr
I tuuii tut- jiiiiiuiiir intercourse. iue
specimens oi wooUs, occ.
Ca"Kossuta cays, in a letter to the N.
Y. 2'imei "I have the most positive in
formation that the French and the Entr-
CiT The death of Robert Montgome
ry, the poet, commonly called Satan Mont
gomery, occurred recently at Brighton,
England. He was the author of several
long religous poems, only t'o of w hich
have been reprinted in this country. He
was called the '-lesser Montgomery," to
distinguish him from James Montgome
ry, the poet.
The annual value of poultry in
the United States is estimated at twertty
millions of dollars, Tlie city ct New
York expends yearly a million and a
half of dollars in the purchase of eggs
The St. Louis Intelligencer states
that from thirty to forty dead men are
taken out of the river opposite that city
MuiiDEit at New Hates. Xeic Ha
ven, Dec. 24, 1S55. Th body of Justus
Matthews, a workman, vas foutid dead
this morning in the western suburbs of
this city. ITis throat vas cut and his
wrists were tied. He wis in the house
of Khoda Wakeman, anl had been con
nected with a band of Milleritcs, spiritu
alists, or something of the kind. Sever
al of his brethren have been arrested on
suspicion of having a hand in the mur
der, and are now in prison.
Bostcs, Monday Dec. 24.
P. P. F. De Grand, one of the oldest
and most respectable brokers of this city,
died last night. On the announcement
of his death the Board of Brokers this
morning adjourned till Wednesday.
Negko Schools Vetoed. Mayor
English, of Sacramento, has vetoed an
act passed by the Common Council of
that city providing for the establishment
of free schools for negro children. He
says :
"Whilst I fully admit the necessity of
educating the youthful portion of onr pop
ulation, in order to qualify them for the
duties of life, and to prevent them from
becoming hereafter a burden to commu
nity, I cannot overlook the fact that the
appropriation of any portion of the taxes
levied upou them, to the education of col
ored children, would be particularly ob
noxious to those of our citizenswho have
emigrated from Southern States."
The Pacific says : "We can but regard
this as a pusillanimous act, and trust that
the council of the city will pass their or
dinance over the veto."
. T I i.
1 he year upon wuich we have just I - ' . l -J, , ' French treat the En-Iisa with supereili
'ntered is destined to be marked with , or& is quick at 5; it 'to 12 per qu. haa,;ne . . Redan j.
i-M-rtant events, both at home and d, and but e '1 tonnd. ': ju sj a3 the English have treated the Turk
-V At home we have the a!mo-,j at tvom to per , frora
.-.a hope that tbe long talked of Fas-! ..j -Ma x ,
. ' . .1 , per pourd I 6 era Craz d.ites to the Stli rcrn
-..:r.i:)s:c r vtnrKwm n-ilt I iou.u. ! I
I M-l ULl..e( ! i
Hs.e r.xiension win oe r
ontraet, and we may confidently expect
that before the clo-e of the year ISot',
iie grading of the track wiii Lave bej-n
b 'giin in our county, and b::t a short fe
r'..l will elapse before the "iron horse"
-v liieh has so long been in his stall at St.
.h.hrisb'iry, will be seen pinnging over
:he nigged mountains an I snortin-j thn
he fertile vall.-ys of old Orleans, on his
way to and from the Atlantic sea-board
;ind the British Provinces bearing at
ds heels the produce of our thriftvfarm
ets,.'ind bringing in return the handiwork
At hom'j this Is owing to the shortness
sent Mexico a? anything but tranquil.
. j A conspiracy to put Gen. Maga in the
ot the crops for the two p
The f ,-ekn demand en tl,,. KM-m : 1 residency had been discovered, and sev-
ket al- :- affects us to a greater less extent, j era! 'irtant arrests were made in cor.
as we Lave depended for years on wes- j 5vlaen-0- CoL Eobles Las been named
tem wheat-growers for a portion of our j 5IIl"iter to tlit3 Fnited States in place of
bread. Speculators have for the last j G"n" A?n30nt'--
eighteen months monopolized the trade! 3 A great fire occurred in Canal
so as to keep provisions at an enormous- Street, New York, on the 22d ult., which
ly high mark. The high market and I destroyed property to the amount of
scari iyot money render it duv.enlc for i $100,000.
many poor families to obtain hardly a
com irt:i?
rtuDie living.
Ca Two persons belonging in Chip
pewa, Canada, were carried over Niaga
ra Falls in a small boat on the 14th.
. ....... iiiWIS. Will; , ; .
j.ot ml.-Ml r.a-.,r iw. .,i...t .!..., ! ei-sueine nrst number ci our
h.-ads of the people mar keep pace with! 7 m a'Ivance of rS- On tne 2Gta the Academy at
th-'ir XK:kets ? " u!:lr Fuhl'catIon day, ;in order that onr Sherbrooke, C. E., was destroyed by fire.
A new president is to be ekrf ! m7 b" snlHcient time to fa,- It supposed to be the work of an in
Thank (V-l tor the rrivIV- r v,V h'Si . " anJ sc"d in thr names before j cecdlary.
.. iu::u;;er, wuien
-.11 lie called upon to oust fmm t.tj r.I...
l,.,,.,.. !,... .v. .i ...... i ni w rr..iav. Ja
..... ....... t.n uiu jt luree years
lesvrated the name of republican, and
dishonored the post to which an over-
-""'uiy uuiHMtty oi ins countrvmi-n.
O The Hon. D. P. Thompson has
: vacated the editorial chair of the Green
CiT ili-s Jenny Campbell, aged one
hundred and fifteen years, died in Orange
County, Va., on the Cth ult.
A Kanzas emigration society has
i. .,,: f. . . . . . i ceen tormed at Oamesville. Mia. at a
caueii mm. nv ti: m-tt I. ... ...
J J ... n,. ir-.us.tt3 IfJ
filled with credit tn hf Cv, 1 Pu,Jllc nieetmg there which adopted res-
ihey will also: it,VT1 ,:., i,. ... TT . .. , , iolutions thankb? the MUsnuri W.1re
- ' i.fc ''..it;. iim snrT1. ... : o .j
act when caiieil upon
,rc o eawse irom among their; b7 3j;. g g BovC
c.untrymen the one who shall su.ceeli ' "
him, in guiding this nation through the
trims unj dangers which will arise. H0
important, then, in view of these fac
" . v ITwtea in our-quite all taken.
county which will reflect the principle !
that sUuId govern the nation. ' fWe Lave rr, exehar-s
Wxt 1'idential election hi,h fiur! which to select news this week? C
13 13 3UCCef.lfil !
i for what they have done in Kanzas.
j Tlie ol-je t of the society, a3 stated by
CJ ' e ndrstanl that the stock nee- r"ie res,'-"0-onr, is to raise money to de-
w, essa.-y to be raised in order to comr,! lira7 expenses of emigrants from the
.the Passrumpsic Frlroad is r.ear'v j South to Kaaza.3, "to meet their foes at
EciiORzo Evacuation of the Cei
mea. The Paris eorrespxmdent of the
New York Post says :
"3.IarsLal Pelissier demands permis
sion to evacuate the Crimea forthwith.
. lie declares that it is impossible to con
tinue operations there on trie account of
the Kant of icater far the horses cj- the
army. The Russians have poisoned the
wells, and he asks', what is the use of
keeping an army of 160,000 men shut
up in their entrenchments ? It will be
sufficient to leave garrison at four or five
points, but there is much fear here in re
gard to the moral effects of an evacua
tion of the Crimea. The matter is still
undecided. -It-is probable, lioweverthat
the advice of Marshal Pelissier will be
adopted. It is also said that Enp-land
wishes next spring to undertake alone the
maritime expedition against Cronstadt,
reserving to herself, however the privil
ege of demanding the aid of an armv
tor disembarkation in case of necessity."
Tns Placard Bible. We leara
from the British Banner, thst a proposal
has been set on foot for posting placards
all over the city, containing passages
from the Bible, printed in the largest
characters, so as to arrest attention.
Each placard to contain only one verse
and sometimes only one sentence ; and
to be renewed as frequently as the funds
will permit. A society is to be organiz
ed for carrying out this idea, and, if pos
sible, a commencement is to be made on
the first of January, 1.356.
Tite Bible i on St. Doinxoo and
for Chi n-a. Tlie American Bible So
cieiy iiaa resolved to pnblish the "-ospel
he ballot-box, and. if necessary, with ri-lbJ Jofin Acts of the Apostles, in
m irai.;. ic ouiuu.su language, tuat they may be
from GT An extraonKnarv W a sch001 St. Domingo.
on.se-leentlycaaaht near the head of TiW I"1 TP'opnanon has been made also for
fruentlv th.it iWrfmnr :. - . . ; r, , . .. . " tae nnreha; r.f t.!.t-3 , rn .
sine? the ...st..i.i;.s.,, r .: ... ' ' " ""wi:at icrees uicca, Calitoraia, which was rfr. ! "'"F -tn-
-nt. It wiU certainlyTjTfX i ly white, except the feet, all fW cf;- and a
mvt imrtant. Si ivery w i'U , M tTTT 7- ' waich were bIaci- He was very fero- t r T C 'uhh as oon
engna, t ,i . U Zt I Z TJ ' W as funcls eaa be spared for the purpose.
i ; .o:mii-iieeu its session! , . r. .
t-"c;..Ied ui v ) '. ;. i . . ..T-.-t n... -..!. rr.. t t. ' ! jiissioTiarr advices state that tlw From Lake SmnATi.. t.
. - - ..... - . .. VIU. X IT II I . I , I 1 I I I . - -. . - 1 lit' . lt'
ciplcs wi!
i.i.ii..... ... t i.--. . . i .. ..
- ' 'ij.i a;, , itm
time. UV a;i be c.. , tl ,lOai0
ti pin in thai grt.-at str.iTrlc. W
e Plrr..-
v..... . ,lic i-'..ie inteuigentlr, ad-, TfKF. or Tire
:...h it it.,..
--'.-uit , win nonestiv. i-'teuii-cce
--.;,.,t. i..-cii:gi.Cce was received by the Com- ! L
The old world, tox is in arm--. TL i ffi;,Ilf;r fJ' dian Afihlrs vet-rua v 'of
ban I.d d-yjots of Euro; are arrayed ! "' zr. The ' In-! ci
:.. ... . ' - , U!'1!l Agent at tort
tj i.-rest-1 c.,!i ,.c c ' - . .' ... .. . ...... ...
: ..-'.uo.si. hjl, ijuictea tne aiher-"J" J-nmme Had intelligence from the
i Cats of the oil Armwiinn -t. new t ,l r , r.
, i v.1., ntu wuanTOui.-a'ioi ia-; uner nr
- !l.r..i.i t. i ... .... .1 . r-"ur
; ,iau iiop.-.i-in.n tne tnum;,ii on tne Z insf
ftp Tirr r. n in .
Indian- Mcsdebeks. ! 1 annuuiate x'rotestanti.-m in ! "M.chael S. Bright, Esq, nephew of
i'-r. ji.noi.ier most TlrnA mriine Indiana Sii. - ..
........ j I . . .....j., na.-, in mis citvyer
gn of the times, which is referred to in terday, having made the overland' trio
2 i--eeiii ieuer, is me rearimess of lro,a ase ftupenor by the wav of St
From the New York Tribune.
Kansas Delivered.
At last authentic accounts are begin
ning to arrive of the inglorious retreat of
the border ruillan invaders of Kansas.
The courage and prudence of the Law
rence men have carried tliem through an
alarming crisis with safety and honor.
Feleagured by a set of bloodthirsty in
vaders who flocked into Kansas w ith the
avowed intention of compelling the in
habitants of Lawrence to give up their
arms, or el?e to burn the town to the
cround, and to cut the throats of the in
habitants ; the governor appointed by the
president to preserve "law and order" in
the territory, cheering on these despera
does by a proclamation in which the rr.en
of Lawrence were denounced as rebels ;
the president of the United States for
getful of his pretended zeal for the doc
trine of squatter sovereignty, and anx
ious, it would seem, to have the Law
rence men murderecl-incouragins Shan
non and the ruffians he had collected to
gcther by promising to back them by all
the power of the general government ;
winter setting in, navigation obstructed,
and their intercourse with the east cut
off; wiih nothing to rely upon but their
good cause, their Sharp's rifles, and their
own indomitable spnrit, the little band of
free state men have rolled back the tide
of barbaric invasion, and have "secured
for freedom yet another breathing space.
The discomfited and lop-eared inva
ders pretend that against their wish they
were kept from fighting by the pusilan
ity of Governor Shannon.- The truth
seems to be that when to the wholesome
terror which the Sharp's rifles inspired
was added the discomfort of a tempestu
ous night the first of the kind during
the campaign these murderous scoun
drels were seized with uncontrollable
home-sickness, and without waiting for
orders, or stopping to say good bye to
each other, hurried off homeward in the
greatest haste and confusion and disor
ganization, and with great loss of horses
and even ot arms. As the invasion be
gan, so it ended, in murder. It began
by the murder of Dow ; it ended with the
murder of a Mr. Barber, whom Clark,
the United States Indian Agent, ruth
lessly shot down near his own house,
which had been attacked by a marauding
party of ruffians under the command of
one Major Richardson. Mr. Barber lived
about four miles from Lawrence.-
Though president Pierce waited so
quietly, pretending want of power to in
terfere, to let the Lawrence people be
murdered, we trust he has power, and
that he will now feel himself called upon
to exercise it. to investigate in a lesral
manner the high-handed outrages re
cently perpetrated in Kansas ; or, if he
has not pow er, or is restrained by his re
spect for the doctrine of squatter sover
eignty from exercising it, we hope the
house of representatives, if ever organ
ised, will come to his assistance. In the
first place, there is the murder of Dow
to be investigated, and the murderer to
be punished ; secondly, the murder of
Barber ; thirdly, the lying proclamation
of Gov. Shannon; fourthly, the assump
tion of authority to put the executive of
the laws of Kansas into the hands of an
army of volunteers collected in Missouri ;
fifthly, the lying atfenrpt of Shannon to
obtain authority to keep up the Missouri
invaders by the United States troops at
iort Leavenworth; sixthly, the stealing
ot cannon and munitions from the Uni
ted States Arsenal in Clay county ; and,
seventhly, the thousand-and-one outrages
uion peaceable individuals, travelers, and
others, perpetrated by the border ruffians
during their week's foray. So far as
these outrages fall under the jurisdiction
of the territorial goverment of Kansas.
Shannon and his officials will now have
an opportunity to show whether they are
auie or not to punish the criminals. If
tney are not able, let them stand aside at
once, and make room for the new gov
ernment to be organised under the state
rr. ,. a.
J-ne following extract from a printed
slip forwarded on the 10th instant, from
the Independence (Mo.) Express, will
snow ny what sort of lies the retreatin;
ruffians attempted to plaster over thei
disgrace. It also contains their version
oi me muroer ot Mr. Barber, one of the
last rS tl.o i . ..
. vuu cuuiniiHcu Dy tne m-
'On Thursday last, two Abolitionists
were challenged by the picket guards
from Striekler's camp, but not being able
to give the challenge, and refusing to
stand, they were fired upon, and one of
them So badly wounded that he died next
morning. The wounded man clung to
his horse until he was carried into the
town the other one, it is thought, jump
ed otf his horse and hid in the bush. It
is not known whether he was wounded
or not ; he has not been seen since.
"Dr. Russell thinks the town of Rus
sell will not be disturbed, and that pri
vate property will be respected."
Astonishing forbearance, due possibly
quite as niueh to the Sharp's rifles as to
the tender mercies of tlie invaders !
l'in I.iro lilii'tm;,
":;l '"'I"m lo ' other, though they i the effect that Red Lea W O in A ! 'Jlan0!Bnre'IaBS t0 Bible. Croix River, St. Paul and Duburme
:ul ma.e common caa-e to cnuli out the Talk the three "priion! GT The Kanza, Herald of Freedom I that Superior Bay was" froLn
iioenies of the i-eopie .hey atTect to gov-! eJ .',a " and murder of " the ? c,vP ;mm. 7 1 . op alxwt the lUh of November or on
em. The same principles which atfect ' ? r "l7 'n Member, lr I, had been 1 " "ntmgration into that territory is , h . ZTrT'
us here iT.-ct f em -her Ti , i dr UI him on die 5th ult and ' Z1 Ani tes that the por.u- I - . ' " 1 f Coon,r Iias cver
not :.t i .. - KTV c-
Death of a Miser. n Heir Wanted.
The well-known miser, John Ilerry
man, a citizen of this place, died very
suddenly on Friday night of last week.
The de;cased was a German, who by
some means had amassed a handsome
fortune, which we have heard variously
estimated at from $25,000 to 50,000,
but unfortunately for the public as well
as himself, he belonged to the lowest
grade of misers. Of his history, place
of nativity, or friends, nothing is known,
and any allusion to these matters, even by
his most intimate friends; always exas
perated him. lie leaves, so far as at
present is known, no one to inherit his
estate, which will, in all probability es
cheat to the State. No will has yet been
discovered, and it is not likely he left any.
The manner of life and parsimonious
habits of the deceased are almost incred
ible. For the last sixteen years he has
constantly worn the same blue, linsey-
woolsey wamus and pantaloons, carefully
run or darned all over with strong thread
so as to prevent the possibility of wear
ing out, except on some important occa
sions, such as land sales or something of
that nature, when they gave place to a
suit of black velvet that he often boasted
had served him faithfully for forty years.
He contracted the disease of which he
died by walking over the bad roads du
ring the most inclement weather of the
season, all the way to Putnam and Henry
counties, to pay his taxes on the land he
owned there, without sufficient clothing
to protect him from the cold. In fact
we are informed that he scarcely ever
wore a shirt or under garment, and that
the one he had on when he died had not
been changed for over three months. It
is related of him that, but a short time
since, notwithstanding the piles of gold
and silver he had hoarded away, he act
ually carried an old horse-shoe he had
picked up about to the shops, till he suc
ceeded in selling it for half a dime.
Upper Sandushy Vindicator.
mg Li all ihir-' Afwca. It L
' ri---i-t TV..... t t
not . -r .. . X',UMUS Ten? ac-
Irti.,ei.t--rIai,,W.R;npnf I 'V',.'"' ' i - ,".,tir. WMMn children
ua..s . fop.0. mere are; wen person.
many w.io enn to think
1' :r.i what is giIn
and in our own
p.ip r, as thoi
upon if it cam
fii.;.i ef a j -.;
tWO ttt!l.!-3
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is a-ifvt tt., Tt T.t .f . . - .
. -AJl- yeoman, utecoverea some of the remains of K-r
vens, one of the British expedition that
..ia; in order t..! livo bov. ft- rr.n ... . uaa ver.beu me existence i John Frn,.lt: -r. , .. ...
on i.i i.;.ii-rpi-,,.n ! w, r .,iv.iM. .!,..:.. .. . . in iitrica ot an unmense ;!.,.. . .
. ' - - ..v uu.4ij i:,c attacbut who . - . . r 1 r'tr was ftc-ing crossed ,r mi
.-ton,t:.eraia tt.-.,r,..r.'t...'.- , . . . . i twice as lar-e as the V. i, ! . .. 1 ' g-
.. -., ! ' :i uave not vet been sur-1 ,, , w tue ice, ant there mu cAAnh.
g-i u could r... Lerfc::.lfreaden.d. O.ie of the:a ha been V l "l -les south ing !or aW 150 mile,, ,,r to Dat
- " 'r""JSh t:i0C"- m0i':I- now ,o U, Z- ' r" 23,1 n-es north of DubuquTt
r r"l1 " gtel rX -ILTcerc-we. cr Dubuqae th, ice wa, running U'd tt
rr.er wa.? alut clcd."
vadtrs :
" Dr. Russell and 3Ir. Thomas Camp
bell of Dover, returned to this city from
the seat of war about 7.o'clock last night.
They left Gen. Striekler's camp on the
Wauknesa about noon Cn Saturday.
From these gentlemen we learn that the
abolitionists have unconditionally surren
dered. "The abolitionist are greatly alarmed,
and appear perfectly humbled.
"Saturday was the day fiX!d for at-
f ' -L in 1
ana on tlie morning of
that day the alolitionwu demanded a
"' " i ' resulted in the surrender of
the town. The Abolitionist are to give
up their arms, and liave ornlv deeUm!
their willingnesa to submit to the laws.
m mtM demanded by Sheriff Jones
under the writ in his jKh.n, are t0
g'-n.np, (If the Sheriff can find
them,) and it is understood that lit rin--le-vlers
and all found in arms are to be
..'-.'.i in f'ksfody.
Overseer Siiled by a llegro.
A sad tragedy lately occurred on the
farm of Mr. John Tager, a few miles
from Dover, in Lafayette County, Ky., a
young man named Winslow, recently
from lrginia, having been killed by one
ot lagers negroes. The Lexington lis.
press gives the following account of the
" The facts detailed to us are substan
tially as follows : The negro havin- fail
ed to build a fire as required, Winsl!r,v
called to him. The other servant's told
the boy that Winslow w'as calling him,
when he replied, 'Let him call and Le
d d-' After this Winslow went out,
taking his gun with him, and again or
dered the boy to build a fire, and also
told him that if he did not behave him
self he would shoot him. The negro re
plid, 'Shoot and be d- L' The other
servants say that at this Winslow called
for a gentleman named Miller, and at the
time so informed Mr. Miller. When
Miller went out in answer to Winslow's
call, neither Winslow nor the negro was
to be seen, but on a second search he
found Winslow lying on his face, with a
dreadful cut on the side of his head, ran
ging just above the ear. Before the
young man could be carried into the
house he was dead. The young man was
a son of Mr. Henry Winslow of Saline
County, Missouri. The negro has not
yet been caught. He is a heavy-set man,
about 26 years o, and weighs about 170
pounds. His hkin is ernooth, and has
but little beard. It i8 supposed he has
n.. v...... , tll lu,; uircciion oi Warrens-
burg or Harrisonville, and will probably
try to make his way into Kansas. I lis
name is Henry."
The negro has just been arrested, and
at the latest accounts was undergoing a
The word Kinizns has become extreme-,
ly familiar to the public rye, fi1!u t1(,
fact that matter enough to fill an ori.iv,,
volume or two is presented dailv in (10
papers on subjects connected with t!.
olities of that Territory. But with pub
itics we have nothing to do. Our more
useful but less pretentious ta-k is to
pense information, derived fi-om tin- ,.x.
cellent little work before us, "Max
Greene's Survey of the Kan;:as Region."
To that country thousands are looking n
their future home. Already the tide of
emigration sets Knnzas-ward, and just m
soon as the jolitical destiny of the Ter
ritory is settled, it will rival Iowa, Wis
consin, and Illinois i;1 the rapidity of it,
advancement. Mr. Greene's work np
pears at the right moment. It makes us
acquainted with the vahieand importance
of Kanzas at tlie very time when its p
litical character is to be decided formanv
The territory of Kansas contains ;
eighty-one millions of acres ; of wMefi ;'
about one-fourth is barren or mountain-
ous ; the remainder fertile in various de- '
grees. The greater part of the arable
land is prairie, not unlike the prairie of
Illinois, and in no respiect inferior to it.
The climate, however, more nearly re
sembles that of Virginia, without its sub
triness iii the hot months. Life Illustra
ted. East of the mountains says Mr.
Greene the actual winter docs not con
tinue three inrnths, during which snow
falls rarely exceed three inches. Flow
ing is done in January ; "across the bor- i
der in the Missouri settlements, families
may be seen, in calicoes and shirt-sleeves,
seated at their doors, and enjoying the '
twilight of a December eve. But there
are bleak days and weeks, when a stron"
wind from the north blows ur uYterini!-
tingly. And, near the mountains, full-
fledged storms come down, not long-last- ?
ing. but as frostily keen and gloriotish
wild as those we read about of-Piedmont
and the Scottish Highlands.
Spring in the eastern half of Kanzas
is attended w ith rains frcm the loglmifer
of March until June. The" streams are
swollen, and wagon routes become mirv.
but not like thosejof Indiana and III inols,.
and it is not probable that corduroy or I
pdank roads will need to be constructed.
The vegetation is exuberant ; and, upon ;
the Cottonwood and Little Arkanras, the f
bright green of the fresh buffalo grass. I
outrolling in the sunshine, is almost too '
vivid for the eye to bear.
Autumn brings the calm Leaury of the
Indian summer of New England and the. f
Middle States. It is rather dry ; for
August, September and October bless the I
country with but little rain ; and some of I
the creeks stand in pools. But this does
not prevent abundant crops, since they
are eiiherliarvested or so matured as not '
to be affected by diouth. In rc.-peet to
continuance of growiug weather, the cli
mate is decidedly superior to that Wis
consin, Iowa, and Michigan, Where, from
1846 to 1851 there were, si-eessively,
partial failures of the crops' from the
shortness of the season.
Summer, throughout the territory, is i
delicious cyele. The ardent roon-.'itie is
tempered by the soft south wii.a from the
Cordill eras, and refreshing sl.owers ac
companied with such unpatented thunder
and lightning as, modern meloJrama wiii
never imitate. Then, of clear evenings
the round moon w ill float up in its path
of mellow splendor until the cn-lookeris
drunk to the spirit's core wii'i the red
glory that floods half the sky. And,
even upon the desert, where, hi the gar
ish light of day, there is no jfair thing,
there is yet a starry beauty a the night
that calls the soul to heaven. I
There is not that smothcriozdampniw
and closeness which annoys the dwr lier .
upon tlie bottoms of the Lor er Mis-iss- -ippi.
Mosquitoes are smaller and kss '
rapacious, and away from the Kanzas
River thcie are none iione,'i;t all events
that ever presented their bills to me.
With regard to fover and ague, that ,
'IwrmlctJ jibbi .a'nen tswrt rttrs. it. o" '
Prize Fioirr We learn that a
prize-fight, for $300 a aide, took place on
the 18th ult near Llar.d Pond, on the
Canada fcide, between James Moneghan
and James Hart, both recently of IS,,.
ion. llw pHrtiw lial Wn tn.
..... ... , i ti.
is of opinion that it need no: be f ared
by the temperate .settler. iXot that tl
disease i.s unknown in Kannas, but it is
not severe, and, after the prairie is once
broken, it usually titkes its flight and U
felt no more. He pronounces Kanzas ;
one of the hcjilthicst, as fell as one of
the most agreeable clImatM in the world. I
There is a vitality in tjie almo-i'- I
that id truly wonderful, j As soon iw voa :
pass upon the upland swt lis of the Shaw -country,
a newer life re-cms hreaili
around, and buoyancy uid vigor is A'H '
coming back to old limbs. Such wasm; j
experience, and hundrols have aid W j
Ulll" ,. .!.,.:., . '. ......
svf.rul .l. ... i . . " "-- ".wsimnar. rnigiesMnji "..-
, uml lue gjjortmjr men of
that city were most of tl
em iecuniari!v
interested in the match. Some two hun
dred persons, it h ai,L went to see the
affair. Moneghan U reiwrlud to have
been the victor, having "used up" Li op
ponent in seventeen rounds.
GT We would call the attention of
our reader, to the advertisement of W.
Hood f VOU W:il,t n , t -
a call.
ward, farther from the di-trest.ing liiuuid
ity of the Misiitnippi region, theic
to me a hojM;fulnc-s, a elation in the very
sense of being; an eJluence which p'!1-"
el through the f ran if f nature, ami,
times, w ould thrill -rery fibre of my h"':
like the deep joy vhieh penetrate tU
heart of a ehihl. Tlit.i is to n,mc the w
nggerated or M.nsehss talk of an cnl!'
iu-,t.. And rhould my reader
from tte fi thl br.-adi of the muhiiu
and udi2 that liiin, who!e iac Lu
'Hi 1 1 1 '....ww.

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