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tion Act of fourth September, eigteen hun
dred and forty-one.and under the conditions restrictions and stipulations therein men tioned; Provided, however, That wher un sonreyed lands are claimed by pre-emption, notice of the specific tracts claimed shall be filed within three months after the surrey lias been made in the field, and on failure to file such notice or to pay for the tracts c'-aincd before the day fixed for the pub lic sale of the lands by the proclamation of the President of the United states, the par tiesclairning such.,. lands shall forfeit all right thereto : Provided said notices may be filed with the Surveyor-Tjeneral, and to I noted by him "on the Jowriship plats, un til other arrangements shall have been made by law for that purpose; 7: Sec. 13. And be it further enacted, That the public lands in the Territory of Nebras ka, to which the Indian -title shall have been extinguished, , shall constitute a new land district to be called the Omaha Dis trict; and the public lands in the Territory ot Kansas, to which -the Indian title shall have been extinguished,, shall constitute a new land district, to be called the Pawnee District.,: the officers for each of which districts sliall beestablished at such points as the .President may deem expedient; and he is hereby authorized to appoint, by and with the advice and consent ol the Senate a Register and Receiver of Public Moneys for each of said distrits, who shall each be required to reside at the site of their respect ire offices, and they shall have the same powers, perform the same duties, and be entitled to the same compensation as are or may be prescribe I by law in relation to other land-offices of the United States. And the President is hereby authorized to cause the surveyed lands to be exposed for sale from time to time, in the same manner and upon the same terms and conditions as the other public lands of the United States Approved, July 22, 18-jI. Chaf. CV. An Act creating a Collection Dis (net in New Yo k, to be called the District of Dunkirk, and constituting Dunkirk a Port of ISntry, and the Porta of .Barcelona, Silver Crock, and Cattaraugus Ureek, Ports of De livery. lie it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of Ameiica in Congress assembled, That the counties of Cattaraugus and Chautauque and the harbors, rivers, and waters on the southern shora of Lake Erie, in the State of New York, west of and including Catta rangus Creek and the shores, on each -side of said Creek, and west alonsf the shore and territory lordering on Lake Erie afore said; to the Pennsylvania State line, and the islands in the said lake cbiitijnious thereto, heretofore" embraced in the Dis met oi liiuiaio creeic, snail be and are hereby constituted a collection district to be called the District ol Dunkirk ; and a port of entry for said district is hereby estab lished at Dunkirk, and the ports oi" Barce Jona, Silver Creek, and Cattaraugus Creek shall be ports of delivery. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That there shall be appointed, in the manner prescribed by law, a Collector of Customs ior the aforesaid district; who shall there ajter and durinjr his continuance in office reside at the port of entry created by tin act, together with such other subordinate officers of the customs as are provided for by law, and the compensation of said, col lector sliall be such sum as shall be designa ted by the Secretary of the Treasury in the classification of the compensation of collec tors of customs, not to exceed one thousand 111 -r-k -1 " 1 mi uouars tier annum: 1'roviuea, inat in case no classification of the compensation of collectors of customs shall be made, then the compensation of the - collector for the port of entry established by this act shall be fire hundred dollars per annum' 'together with such fees and emoluments as are au thorized by existing laws. Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That deputy collectors of customs for the several ports of delivery constituted by this act shall be appointed and compensated for their ser vices in the mode prescribed by existing laws, and said officers shall exercise all the powers and duties vested in deputy collec tors of customs under existing laws. Approved, July, 27, 1S54. Chap. CVI. An Act making Appropriations to uetray tne expenses of tne Uayuse War, Be it enacted by the Senate tmd House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That' there be, and hereby is, appropriated, out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appro priated, the further sum of seventy-five thousand dollars, to pay the actual and necessary expenses incurred by the Provis ional Government of Oregon in defending the people of the said Territory from the attacks and hostilities of the Cayuse Indi ans, in the years eighteen hundred and forty-seven and eighteen hundred and forty eight, and for such allowances for the expen ses of adjusting the claims on that account as the Secretary of the Treasury may deem proper, not exceeding fire dollars per day to each commissioner : and that the becre tary of the Treasury pay out of said appro priation so much thereof as may be neces- i i - sary to liquidate said claims according to the reports ot tne commissoners hereto! ore ap pointed lor ascertaining said amounts and of the Governor of said Territory, that have Deen communicated to Uongress. And no claims shall hereafter be allowed on account of this war which are not presented at the Treasury Department of the United States within the next fiscal year Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That all of said claims and accounts not heretofore adjusted, shall be settled, and adjusted at "such place and in such manner as the Sec retary of the Treasury may prescribe. And the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby empowered to reexamine any award ihat has been or may be made of said claims, and to reduce the amount, if, in his judgment, founded on proof; it should be loo much. Approved July, 27, 1854. , Chap. CVTL An Act to Increase the Salaries of Executive and Judiciary Officers in Oregon, New Mexico, Washington, Utah, and Minne sota. . - - ... . Be It enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That, the annual salaries of the CiiL'f Justices an.d Associate Judges of the" Territories of Orregon, Washington, Utah, and New Mexico be, dnd the same"are , hereby, in creased to the ; sum of two thousand five hundred dollars each ; 'and that the - sallary of the Governor of New Mexico be,?and the same is . hereby, increased to th6 sum of three x thousand dollars;, and that of the Secretaries of Oregon, "Washington, Utah, and New Mexico, to the sum of two thou sand dollars per annum. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the annual sallares of the Chief Justice and Associate Judges of the Territory of Min nesota be increased to two thousand dollars. Approved, July 27, 1854. Chap. CVIIL An Act making Appropriations . for the Payment of Invalid and other Pensions of the United Sates for the year ending the thirtieth of June, one thousand eight hundred . and fifty-five. i- Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America m -Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and the same , are here by, appropriated' put of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the payment of pensions for the" year end ing the thirtieth of June, one thousand, eight hundred and fifty-five ; : . , 1 or invalid pensions, under various acts three hundred and twelve thousand fiv hundred dollars ; For pensions to widows and orphans, un der acts' of the fourth of July, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-six, and twenty first of July, one thousand eight hundred and lorty-eight, ninety-six thousand dollars r or pensions to widows, under acts of the seventh of July, one thousand eight hun dred and tfiirty-eight, third of March, one thousand eight hundred and forty.-three, and seventeenth of June, one thousand eisrht hundred and forty-four, ten thousand dol lars ; For pensions to widows, under acts of the second of I ebruary, one thousand eight hundred and forty-eight, and twenty-ninth of July, one thousand eisdit hundred and forty eight, fifty-six thousand dollars ; For pensions and half-pay to widows and orphans, under act of the third February one thousand eight hundred and fifty-three three hundred and seventy-six thousand two hundred dollars. Appkrv'ed, July 27, 1S54.. Chap. CIX. An Act making Provision for the Posted Service in the Slate of California" and in the lcrr dories of Oregon and il ashmglon. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep resentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Postmaster-Gen eral be, and he is hereby, authorized to empower tne special agents of the Posi-Oifice Department in tne state oi California, and in tne lerritorie of Oregon and Washington, to appoint letter-carriers for the delivery of letters from any post-of- flee in the said State or Territories, and to allow any letter-carrier so appointed to demand and re ceive a sum for au letters, newspapers, or othc mailable matter, not more than may be recom mended by the postmaster for whose offic.snch letter-carrier may be appointed : Provided, That not more than twenty-live ccuts shall be charged for any letter, newspaper, or ounce of other mail- aole matter. AU such appointments may be de termined, and rates of compensation moa within the limits aforesaid, whenever the same is found expedient in the opinion of the appointing agent: Jind it is farther provided, Inat all such appointments and contracts shall be subject to the approval of tne Postmastcr-Ueneral; and upon notice to any carrier of his rejection by the Postmaster-General, his appointment and contract shall be determined"; and that all the letter-carriers appointed in pursuance of this act shall be subject to the provisions of the rorty-hrst section or the act entitled 'An act to change the organization of the Post-Office Department, and to provide more effectually for the settlement of the accounts thereof," approved July second, eighteen hundred and thirty-six, except as herein otherwise provi ded : Provided, That no letter or letters r other mailable matterj shall be delivered by any post master to said carriers, unless requested in wri ting: by the person or persons to whom said letters or other mailable matter may be directed. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That each and everv letter-carrier route which mav be es tablished under the provisions of this act, shall be deemed a post-route durinr its continuance and the provisions contained in the ninth, tenth, eleventh, twelfth, and fifteenth sections of an act entitled "An act to reduce the rates of postage, to limit the use and correct the abuse of the franking privilege, and for the prevention of frauds on the revenues of the Post-Office Department," approv ed March third, eighteen hundred and.forty-five. and the fifth and eighth sections of an act entitled " An act to establish certain post-roads, and for other, purposes-', approved Aujnist thirty-first, eighteen hundred' and fifty-two, are hereby made applicable to said letter-carrier routes. bEC. J. And beit fiirllier enacted, Last the Postmaster-General be, and he is hereby, author ized to cause the dead letters which may accumu late in the post-offices in said State and Territo ries after the thirtieth day of -June, in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty-four, to be returned in periods not less than cuarter-yearly to the post-office at San Francisco, to be there opened and examined uncer the direction of the postmaster of that office, who, shall, according: to sucn regulations as the Postmaster-ueneral may prescribe, return to the Post-Office Department such of 'said letters as shall be found to contain money, valuable papers,or matters of consequence, to be disposed of according to law, and destroy such letters as shall be found to contain nothing of value: Provided, however, that no dead letter shall be opened which the postal arrangements of the United states with roreign countries require to be returned unopened to such countries respec tively. Sec. 4. And be it further enacted. That the Post master-General may allow to the postmasters in said State and Territories from the first day. of juiy, one uousana eigni nunarea ana ntty-tnree, such sums out of the postages collected at their respective offices as will, in addition to the com missions, allowances, and emoluments, be suffi cient to defray the actual and necessary expenses of their offices. Sec. 5. And be it further enacted. That the Postmaster-General be, and he is hereby, author ized and directed, in the settlement of the accounts of postmasters in the State of California and Ter ritory of Oregon, serving a3 such previous to the thirtieth of June, Anno Domini eishteen hundred, and hxty-three, to allow to such postmasters- all just and reasonable expenses incurred by them in and about tli? business of their respective olhces and the discharge of their official duties : Provi ded, That no allowance" shall be made whereby tne United states shall be charged with any in debtedness whatsoever.- :- . ;-' Approved, July 27, 1854. .-. Chap. CX. An Act to ascertain and adjust the i itles to certain Lands in the State of Indiana. Be it enacted by the Senate and . House of Representatives of the United ; States of America in Congress assembled, That the register and receiver of the land-office at Vincennes, together with a fit and proper person, learned in the law, and a citizen of Indiana, to be appointed by the President of the United States, afe hereby constituted commissioners to ascertain and, adiusttbe title of any claimant to any tract of land, or any part or subdivision thereof, granted Jby the resolve of Congress cfthe twenty-ninth of August, seventeen hundred and eighty-1 eigui, anu me act oi tpe tmra oi xnarcnsev enteen hundred; and ninety-one entitled, "An act for granting lands to the inhabitants and settlers at Vincennes, and tire Illinois country in the : , territory northwest;of the Ohio, and for confirming them in thgix pos sessions" and the .several acts in aid .off and supplementary jhereto.v 'K- Sec. 2. And be it futher enacted, That every such claimant to any tract of land so granted, or any part "or subdivision thereof shall, within six months after the." publica tion of the notice hereinafter provided for, file his claim in writing, with the said'reg ister,'in which he shall specifically; set forth such facts as shall be "reqiure'd in the In structions of the Commissioner of the Gen eral Land-Office. ; : T - . v-- .. . Sec. 3. 'And be it.further enacted. That such register, upon ; the receipt ,of such "in structions, shall give notice by . publication in some newspaper of general L circulation m the vicinity of the .said lands f his read iness to receive applications of claimants, to winch notice shall be attached the instruc tions of the said commissioner.' Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That such commissioners shall meet immediately after the time allowed for filing such claims and shall hold their, sessions at the town of Vincennes. They shall ; have power, to compel the attendance of witnesses, admin ister all necessary oaths, and to hear and decide in a summary manner all matters respecting such claims. Minutes of: the proceedings, decisions, meetings,? and ad journments of the said board,, shall be reg ularly entered by the register in a book kept for that purpose, together with the ey idence adduced in each particular case, upon which their decisions have been made. Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That every claimant to any tract of land so gran ted, or any part, or subdivision thereof, who can produce to such commissioners a regu lar chain of title from the original confirmee to himself, or who can show to their satis faction a continuous and connected possess ion in himself and those under whom he claims, for a period of twenty years or more next preceding the fifing of his claim, or can show such a claim or title as would, in the courts of Indiana, bar an action of eject ment; such claimant shall be confirmed in his title. ... Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That said commissioners sliall, on or before the first day of September eighteen hundred and fifty-five, transmit tojhe Commissioner of the General Land-Office a transcript of their decisions in favor of claimants, which shall contain a fair statement of the evidence on which each respective claim is founded and also a transcript of -their, decisions a jjainst claimants, with a like statement of the evidence and the reason of such rejec tion. Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That the Commissioner of . the General Land Office, upon the receipt of.such transcript shall issue a patent to each claimant so con firmed in his title by the said commission ers; and where any such claims have . been rejected-the said commissioner, upon appli cation of the proper person, shall have paw er to revise such decision of the said board, and may, if in his opinion the evidence warrants it, reverse such decision, andissue a patent thereior to sucn. caimant: rro vided, That this right -to revise shall not extend to those claims rejected, where the same lands have been confirmed by the said board to some other claimant : And provi ded further, That the patents so issued shall only De a reunquisnment oi tne title oi tne United States, and shall not be construed into an abridgment of the rights of .third persons. Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That the commissioner appointed by the Presi dent, shall receive a compensation1 of eight dollars per day, for each and every day ; he may be engaged in the discharge of the du ties imposed ;by this act, and the register and receiver shall receive such compensa tion for their services, as may be just and proper m the discretion of the Commission er of the General Land-Office. Sec. 9. And be it further enacted," That it shall be the duty of the Commissioner of the General Land-Urhce to prescribe such rules and regulations as may be necessary to give full effect to the provisions of this act. - Appboved, July 27, 1854. Chap. Clix. An. Act supplementary to an Act entitled "An Act to authorise Notaries Public to. take and certify oaths, affirmations and acknowledgments in certain cases. . . Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the .United States of America in Congress assembled, That all the powers and authority conferred in and by, the above jecited act, approved Septem ber sixteenth, eighteen hundred and fifty, upon notaries public in the States and.Ter ritories be and the same are hereby Vested in notaries public within the District of Co lumbia. - . - ' - .: . Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That notaries public be and they are hereby au thorized to take depositions and do such other acts in relation to evidence" to be used in the courts of : the United States, in the same hiahner and with the same effect, as commissioners to take aclmowledffmehts of bail and affidavits may now lawfully take or do. ' Approved, July 29, 1854J ; ' . LEAVESWOUTH HOUSE,'.' 7" Corner of Main, and Delaware Streets' , tTHE UNDERSIGNED beg leave to an nounce to their friends and the', travelling public thatlfaey have opened a large ; and com-: modious Hotel in the town of Leavenworth, K.; T., and are prepared to receive guestsr either transient or permanent.- They pledge them selves to use their utmost exertions to - pleased those wno may iavor mem wim a can. -. -s li. 1. &UjL.L.luli. i Oct, 13,1854. A. C KYLE. $ JOHN J, J$ENTZk- WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IS . S GROCERIES AND PROVISIONS, Water Street, Leaven worth.' Has opened at his new building .a-stock of goods which he offers to the citizens of : Leavenworth and the surround ing country on the mo3t.f avorable terms He will from time to tima replenish his stocky so as to keep on hand a full assortments articles in the abeve line. , v . 7 Oct. 13-tf. THE HERALD . LUCIAN J.VEASTm Editor.. "-FRIDAY; -NOVEMBER 10,1854. r GT We are ' authorised to announce Honl ROBERT P.' FLENNEKEN, of the thirteenth election district, (embracing iLeavanwo'rth and Salt Creek) ai it candidate for Delegate' to Con gress for Kansas Territory at the approaching election' on the 29th inst. -: . ' Rev. F. Starr, will preach in this place next Sabbath, the 19th inst. at 11 o'clock, a. m; ; 1 DELEGATE TO CONGRESS. We ;are authorized by Gov. Reeder to stata that .an election will be ordered for a Delegate to Congress to be field on Wed nesday". Nov. -29th. V The proclamation is hot. yet issued because of the difficulty in defining the bounds' of the election districts with certainty and fixing the places of el" ection'with convenience to the settlers. All the necesssry information as to the greater part of the Districts was collected by the Governor ! on his recent trip through the Territory taken principally for that purpose. Some few of. the Districts however as we are informed are not yet arranged and can hot be for a few days. The election how ever will certainly be held on the 29th and the Proclamation containing . a list of the Districts and of the places of election,' will appear next week. Governor of Nebraska. The St. Lewis News of Nov. 4th, learns by a Telegraph dispatch from Washington, of - November 2d, that Willard P. Hall, of St. Joseph, Mo., would be appointed Governor of Nebraska Territory. ' This would be a good appointment, and give gen eral satisfaction to all parties. It will be unexpected and unsolicited on his part. It was Mr. Hall, who introduced a Bill into the House of Congress for organizing Ne braska Territory, and passed it through that Jbody and for want of time it failed in the Senate. Mr. Hall, has been twice elected to Congress, is a Lawyer, of eminent abil ity, with a considerable practice. He is an energetic thorough going business western man. We trust he may be appointed and that he will accept. ; . Seat of Government of Kansas. . Gov.' Reeder has been on a tour through the Territory to ascertain, if possible, the most eligible point for the temporary seat of Urovernment for Kansas, and up to last ac counts had not returned to Leavenworth, his present head quarters. At this time is not known what point he will select, but it is confidently predicted by the friends of Leav enworth City, that . it will be the favored point. Our own opinion is that Leaven- wortn ciiy snouia be the point. Un a re cent visit to that place we were astonished at the progress in improvement already made there. The town is beautifully situ ated, and regularly laid off, and now pre sents, the anomalous spectacle of a thriving business place m a country not yet improved, and inhabited by the Indians. The above is copied from the St. Joseph Gazette, and the opinion of the editcr is en titled to some weight, for he has made ex tensive tours through our young and flour ishing Territory, and therefore has a pretty good knowledge of which should be the favored point. ; Although our town is t thorough business place we lack some pub lie buildings in which to accommodate the Governor, and the officers of the Territory, arid also to accommodate the Legislature, should the' governor see proper " to remove it here., -But they can and will be furnish ed, if needed. But the proprietors of the town, should go to worb and put up some such buildings. Raise a subscription. Who'll give some lots", and who will some money ? Don't all speak at, once. . The time for action has arrived. Leavenworth has many natural advantages, but we want some public improvements. If we would ao justice to our piace, ana those wno are coming among us, we. must have houses to accommodate them.'- . I . ' Governor's 3Tour.- Gov Reeder, returned to the Fort, on Wednesday last after an absence of about two weeks making a tour of observation in the interior of the country. We learn he is highly delighted with" his trip, and speaks in the'hisrhest terms t the- . country over which he passed. .He was welcomed with a right good hearty will wherever he went After leaving UniontownTJhe proceeded on asfar as Council Grove stopping On the way at Fort Riley."' Council ' Grove is on the oanta r e lioad, and upon therhead waters of the, Osage River, and is about 150 rnilejs out from Independences : There is a fine body of timber oh the stream, good springSji and: the soil is equal, td any" portion of the country. Already there is quite a large settlement where the Santa Fe road crosses, wliere aown must -be'- built,: for it is. about the last resting placeTiefore launching'out upon the plains. ' ' " Sqxiatters' Attention. Remember that the Delaware Squatter Association haf e , determined to iSec6gnizexno'clamoh the Delaware lands, as valid, after the 29th inst, unless it is occupied. as the" actual :and only residence of tha claimant or! of some person qi persons' residing on the-same as his tenant or by his procurement. The object of the above resolution, as well as its strict enforcement, must be obvious to every one. A large portion of the coun try now claimed and staked off, is unoccu pied, and may remain so.for some time, un less some ' steps are taken requiring actual residence as a. test of ownership.T: It:is not right that men shall mark out and select the best portions of the country and not settle upon it.' 'They thereby deprive lis of a large amount of population. Shortly the census is to be taken,' and our ele'etion . for mem bers of the Legislature, will be based upon the amount of population.' It is important then to have actual settfers upon every claim. Besides it is not. right, that men should keep laack the settlement of a coun- tryi until a time that suits their convenience to move. '. ' ' ; ;' 1 , There is a plenty of men who are willing p. forego the comforts of a home in the different States, and share with the present occupants, the perils and privations of a pioneer lite in order ta secure a good home for themselves.and families. . We say then to all who have claims in prospective on the Delaware lands, to come on and occu py them by actual residence, or otherwise they will lose a valuable home. . . V - . - , . Cannei. Coal We have seen speci mens of cahnel coal of good quality, obtain ed in the vicinity of Leaven woth. Those who are well acquainted with this article, assure us it can be obtained in almost any quantity within two and three miles of this place. - Vve also learn that some two or three thousand bushels of coal have been dug out of a bank within four miles of our town. Coal doubtless can be found along the river bank and in the ravines in large quantities. lakmg this lor granted, - as true, which no one here pretends to doubt, it will make fuel but , a small object, and farms can be opened and supported with ve r'y little timber. Who then will pretend to say, that the Delaware country, cannot be as densely populated as. any portion of Kansas Territory, ,The soil is unsurpassed in fertility, water abundant, and many pla ces in the intererior well skirted with tim ber. It now being ascertained to a certainty that coal exists in the vicinity of Leaven worth and in the interior upon the Dela ware lands, there is no doubt but it will greatly enhance the value of the country, and cause it to be settled with a dense and thrifty population. I&oniphanCiZy. This 'town is situated on the Missouri river, about two miles below Independence Creeki It is one of the prettiest town sites above Leavenworth, we have , seen on the river, and will be a place of consid erable trade. It is situated on a big west ern ' bend of the river, that places it as far west as any other point. This will give the' town a decided advantage in commanding the trade .of a large por tion of the interioi. It is 30 miles above Leavenworth; far enough to grow and strengdien with the increase of the coun try. Doniphan City has a good landing, with a rock bound shore, and a gradual slope from the water's edge to as beauti fid elevated land as the eye ever rest ed upon. Several fine springs of fimestone water, gush out in a. bold, clear, chrystal streami in several places on the town plat. The country back of the town is settling very fast, and is capable of admittnig a dense population. A number of enter prising gentlemen are now laying off the town. A large steam saw and grist mill is ssnnn tn he. huilt. also a Hotel upon a magnificent scale is to be put up in the spring, capable of accommodating at least one hundred persons. : Lots will only be sold at. private sale, this fall and winter. In the spring, there well be a public sale of lots. This place offers great induce ments to settlers and speculators. It has the location and country to sustain and build up a largeflourishing town. Still They Come. Every mail brings us more new subscri bers, and Jetters asking to know our terms,; and for a copy of the paper. , It is impossi ble to answer the thousand andone enqui ries, made of us, by letters. We hope our exchanges will state tfie terms of our paper, which is two dollars a year' in advance.-- To a club of twenty subscribers, one dollar and fifty, cents each. Direct to . "Kansas Herald;' Leavenworth, K. T. The Her ald is truly Ike pioneer Press, and is .the only paper now published in the Territory.' Frontier News. This is the title of a paper just published at Westport, in Jack son county, Missouri, the Ost number of whicfc is now before us. ; ; It is a neatly printed paper," and edited with more than ordinary ability. . C C. Spalding and J. T. Brady, Editors, and W. X. . Halsey, publisher- The paper, will Be devoted to-the interests of the frontier, and the South, and will, advocate the cause of slavery , as an instituffdlr sanclionedJby Divine law. 1 EtiMic peaking. J- B. CnAPMANEsq. candidate for t)el egateto Congress, addressed quite a res pectable number of the sovreigns, at the Leavenworth House, in this placp today. He connneced by telling the people that when he cametQjho Territory he had no design of becoming a candidate, but being well acquaintedwith public affairs from long experience and after taking a vie wf uie preseiii uuu. iutuic pxuspecrs oi tne l er- ritoryyand seeing there was much to ' bo done toward developing its resources, he at once concluded to submit his" claims. .He said he would only advert to a ' few of the most prominent subjects of- interest ;' as he would hot have time to go into detail. He was in favor of the Homestead Bill, of giv ing to every actualsettler 160 acres of land as a boon for his hardships and privations in encountering a pioneer life. v He Was in favor of a liberal policy of internal improve ments, in favor of slack water navigation on the Kansas river, and believed that stream could be made navigable for several months in the year. ; But said he, railroads;' to a great extent must supercede steamboats, and he should favor first a railroad through the Territory north and south, then one or more east and west. ; He -was opposed to the present mode of making Treaties with the Indians. . He preferred the way they were made in the good old times of Jack son's ad ministration, when every thing was done openly and not in secret. He was par ticularly sarcastic upon Manypenny, and criticised his course with much severity, said he had much better been attending to his duties in his office at Washington, than traversing the country out here that the treaties he had made were highly objection able, and prejudicial to the Indians, the settlers, and the government. He said it was bad nolicv to nav the Indians money. the more that is naid to them onlv fitted 1 J X 4 J ' them for walking swill tubs and cause them to live as perfect drones in expectan cy of what they were to receive at the end of each year. If he had not connected the administration with the acts of one or two of its agents, and by ; inuendo held the President responsible for whatever of errors may have been committed, his re marks would have been much better re ceived. He alluded to the uncalled for interfer ence ol certain xnaian agents with the settlers; and classed them as those who were clothed with a little brief authority, had become too self important to attend to- the duties pertaining to their office. On the subject of slavery fie said he felt no particular interest; that he was raised; in a slave and had.Jived.'in a free State,' and was satisfied with the institutions of .' either. He was in favor of letting the People control in this matter, and he should follow, in carrying out their will.. He was a democrat, and advocated the prin ciples of the Kansas bill. He was for the Constitution, and preserving the Union at. all hazards, and for maintaining . inviolate the laws of the country, and protecting every man in his property, slaves as well as any other-species. He promised as a matter' -of course to do his best for the interest of the settlers, and for the development of the resources of the Territory, and . for the establishment of mail routes. He said he was familiar with public affairs, had assisted in the or ganization : of Washington Territory, arid would have returned there, but so soon as the Kansas bill passed, he determined on setting hiss stakes in this Territory. All of his interests were identified with this people, and whether elected or not he should labor to promote their interst. . This we believe is a fair synopsis of his fair upon the record. There are several other candidates, who we presume will soon make known their views. The peo ple should exercise a sound discretion inthe selection of a Delegate to Congress. : W have no doubt they will. " Bank at Leavenworth. A Banking establishment we learn is about to be loca ted at this place, by Lucian Ayer, Presi dent, E. W. Raymond, Cashier. The Bills - have already been printed, and are of all, sizes from one dollar up. We know noth--ing of the solvency of the gentlemen, or upon what fiasis the notes will be issued. We "will speak .more of this hereafter. One thing, we can( say, Leavenworth is a good . point for a sound and good Banking estab lishment. The title of the Bills of the pro-, l r of tfT ft r-r chants and Farmers Bank of Ft. Leaven- - worth," : ; .Winter is upon us and we are admonish ed byhef white face, and- piercing , winds 4 to prepare and be in readiness for what . is to come. - This morning we had a fall of snow, about one inch deep, But a few hours sunsliihe, will soon.cause it to disappear. We may reasonably expect to have some . good weather yet before winter commences, in earnest; - , - 1 v' -' - "We have just learned that i party of erniraiits from Pennsylvania, numbering from one to threa hundred, chartered a steamboat at Pittsburgh, for the special purpose of bringing them through to Kansas Territory. This party are eow e rdnte from St. JLouis. : It i said that they; are prin cipally from Easton, the town which Gov.TJee der hail3 from. Westport News.1 '- T" .