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" LIBERTY OH DEATH."
1'RAIItIE CITY,K. T SEP. 16, 1651 tW No paper will Hio issued next week, and possibly none riming tho week following. Tho publisher id compelled to bo absent on business connected with the office. reappointment. Owing to somo unknown cause the Prairie City Republican Club failed to hear Hon. M. .J. Parrot and Judge Brakscomu, who ha I been an nounced to address them on last Sat urday evening. This was a grevious disappointment to the iiuny people who had assomblod especially to hoar ami greet Mr. Parrot?, and we have been aiixiously waiting to receive u lino expluning the cause of his ab- enc9 that evjuiuj, but we hire' not heard' from hiiri yet. Prior to the announcement mado by us of Mr. Pap.rott's coming to Prairie City, we wore assured by him at Lavreuee that ho would coino here at tho desig nated time, "roads and Providence permitting," and furthermore, to mora surely convince us that we might not be disappointed, he stated tin t he had nover yet failed to fulfil an appointment or engagement iu Kanzus. We are left to beliavo there fore that somo unusual occurrence must have, taken place with him to havo occasioned such a disappoint ment to our citizoris, Judge BitAxscoun also promisod to he hero anil address tho Club, and bin -absence undoubtedly was occa sional by good roasoris. Tho noxt regular meeting of the Club will bo hold next Saturday eve ning. Whether speakers have been engaged to address the Club on that o( casion, wo have not learned. There ought to, bo a good -attendance of iii embers at tho next meeting of the C'lul as considerable bnsin"ss of a political and local nature will then bo introduced into the meeting. Since writing the above we learned tl e cause of Messrs. Parrott and -iiASsco:iir's absence last Saturday evening. They had been' in compa ny to Manhattan, and wero returning qn purpose to visit Prairie City, vhen an accident occurred to their carriage, rendering it unfit for service, thus leaving thorn without any mod of conveyance. Wo are informed that Judge Buaxrcomu has promisod to bo present at the noxt mooting of the Club, on Saturday evening, 18th Hint., and address them. It is to be hoped that there will be a largo at. tendauco present, as tho Judge, will Advance sonn ido.is of interest to tho inouibsrs aril all otlurs interested, in the Froo State canso. Mr.P.vuitorr will visit tho South Boon, during which time he will ad dress tho people of Prairie City ami v icinity. Tho time of his appearance hero will be annoimco I in due season. Th.9 Pro-31avery Vot3. . 4 MM Tho vote on tho 2d of August ox Jdbits tho fact that tho pro-slavery men voted in a body for tho. iufain ouh English Bill. Notwithstanding their loud protesiutiotH of iudilfer Ciico, and their frequent declarations that liny would'not attend at tho polls, they wero there, and votod to, a man. The total vote. for delegates to form the Looomptoii Sarin lie (an election in which the Free State men did not participate) was 1,742. The total Pro-Slavery vote on tho 2d day August was 1,059. Thin shows a gain of 217 votes instoud of a falling olf, and provos that thoy voted for Lecompton in a body. , JfiTSumuel Morgan, under son teude of death at Portsmouth, Ohio, for tho brutal murder of his wife, coinmittod suicido on Friday night last, by hanging himself to tho bars of his coll. When it was known, that tho wretch was certainly dead, one of his daughters ventured to re veal what she 'hail never dared, to ipeafc of lcforo--ili ut hhe and her two suters had beau , repeatedly the unwilling victims of their , unnatural parent's lusaiid that the iufunt iu her arms washi offspring". : 1 ' Hosn.lt of the Municipal Election in Leavenworth A Leason to do Learned Therefrom. Leavenworth City ha9 gone Dem ocratic, btraiffce as this news may soon) to those of our readers who are acquainted with tho political matters of that city, it is, nevertheless, true. II. 1!. Penman, a Democrat of the Douglas stripe, has been elected May or over Lyman Scott, Republican, by a majority of about fifty votes. The manner fu which this surprising state of things has been brought about af fords a most instructive lesson to those members of tho Free State par ty of Republican proclivities who are no diffident about our immediate or ganization of tho Republican party in Kanzas, on account of jeopard izing tho Ieo State cause, A prac tical exemplification of tho reasons they urge to keep the folds of tho Re publican bm nor unfurled for a sea son, has been made in Lo.ivenworth. View tho merits of the case: The issue was between II.' B. Duxman and Lyman Soott, both claiming to be Free Stale men. Democracy and Uepublieuniiin were not made an open issue. Tho honest masses were made or led to believe that no issue was involved in the election but that of petsonal popularity between the two men. One was us good a Froo State man, they supposed, as tho othei , I'ho leaders in tho contest knew bet ter. They made a direct issue bo treen Democracy and Republicanism. and tho-,e of both sides, to deceive the musses, kept tho true issue a se cret. An.! the result I Tho news is being clironiclod throughout the conn try mat Leavenworth City, thestrong hold of Freedom for Ivunzas, has gom Democratic, and tho Pro-SIa very press, North and South, are ex ultant in their rejoicings over tho re suit, and profess to see in it omens of good luck for their cause iu the future. We have not the least doubt if tho issue had been frankly made be tween tho contending candidates for tho mayoralty in Leavenworth, and the Republican hauner bravely am defiantly hoisted, its standard hear i?rs would have been triumphantly elected. Evasion, dodging, shifting and distrusting won't do. People admiro boldness and frankness, am a cause, to succeed, must ho advocu ted by men possessing tlieso attri bates. It had been contemplated se riously.for a long while, we believe, by somo of the leaders of tho Free Stato party of Leavenworth, to enter into the last municipal election un tier the Republican flag, hut some pi their policy wise-acres shook their hands and exclaimed, " It won't do ; you'll distract tho party, Tho old Free Statu ranks must be preserved intact." And it seems that thoir wise(?) counsolings prevailed. Tho people were aware that an ell'ort had been made to orgnnizo a Republican party, and doubtless expected a tick et to be hoisted of that color, And when Lymvn Scott, a well known Republican, was put at the head of a ticket made by the Republicans of Luuvouworth, which was lioaded "Ficfl State Ticket," thnsj being apparently ashamed of and fearful ol the result would they assume their proper name, many of them (the poople) undoubtedly lost all conri donee in the Republican cause, and became disgustod with its managers. Tho Republicans exhibited by their conduct a lack of confidence in their cause, though thoy presumed upon the ignoranco of the masses and thought that by docoption and wire working thoy could gain the duy. Alas I thoy did doceivo, but not to their benefit. By thoir management many were induced to vote for tho Democratic candidate, supposing him to bo as good a Free Slate man and a Republican, perhaps, as Mr. Scott, and no doubt many votes wero lost to Mr. Scorr on account of the tim idity and prevaricating operations of his main suppprters. If the Repub licans of Leavenworth had nomina ted Mr. Soott frankly as a Republic un, and boldy an I zealously support uri him, Under that color, to our mind there wojihl have been no doubt about' the result.' The Freemen of Loayouworth know' too well what puitj and the only party it is oii whom they can always depend, for substantial material for standard beirartf.' arid ' when' the question is preference for Republicanism or Democracy they will be found on the right side. Whilo Democracy is baldly and undisguisedly raising its hideous front in nearly every locality in tho Terri tory, many good and true Republic ans are found wavering and stand undecided,, fearful of distracting the Free Stojo, par:y should they yield to the convictions of their hearts and enlist in, really the only true Free State ranks in the Territory. They daily witness Democrats men who profess to be Free State in principle co-operating with the Democracy and are told by these men that the Republican party must not be oigau ized in Kanzas, as it will be tho means of jeopardizing tho cause of Freedom 1 Down with this bullying, dictatorial spirit! Whilo they are making efforts to secure all the "loiwes and dimes," either by Veal ing into the Free Stvte caucuses and covertly getting men of their stripe nomina ted for offices, and threatening to bolt, and setiing up lugubrious howls about party-distracting if men of their selection are not aj proved, or boldly hoisting their candidates under their true colors, they impudently tell tho Republicans that they are not enti tled to tho privileges the Democrats are I . If the Free State men of Kanzas know when they aro well off they will trust no one in office who is not uu avowed Republican, and the only way to determine who uro such is to present issues iu Bitch a shape that men aspiring for office will be com pelled to take either a Republican or Democratic horn. Whilo they are sleeping and clinging to tho shuky old Free State org nidation, tho old Border Ruffians, through the guise of " Free State Democracy," ure rap. idly "stealing a march" on the Free Statu men, and ere thoy hardly get their eyes open, our Territorial gov ernment will be iu the hands of such men us had . ossession of il at first. Does not the result of tho Leavolt worth election conviuco us of this fact? Immigration. Tho immigration into the Tcrrito ry this fall is quite large heavier now t.ian at any previous time this season, Having occasion to travel several miles on the Santa Fe road recently, we met on our return home several trains of emigrants pushing on to tho Neosho and Cottonwood country. Thy were well supplied with horses, cattle, cows, hogs, poul try and provisions, and appeared to be ably qualified to endure pioneer life. Now that the Into of Kanzas has been decided by the recent vote on the English concern, people in the States who wero desirous of emigrat ing hither, but desisted, owing to the dubious future of Kauzas, no longer hesitate to gratify their desires by seeking a homo among us, and soon they will bo coming on with a rush. Wo predict that the immigration into the Territory next spring will be be yond all precedent. President of Baker University. We omitted to mention in our last issue that the Directors of tho Baker University at Baldwin City had elect ed Prof. W. It. Davis, late of Mc Kendree Collogo.at Lobanon.Illinois, President of their institution, and that the Prof, had accepted the posi tion and entered upon his duties. We learn that tho school will be open for the admission of students about the first of Octoler,and that increased educational facilities will be added to the institution from time to time Baker University is locutol in one of the most delightful regions of Kan zas, and owned, as it is, by a large association of heavy capitalists, it must ultimately bo the leading edu cational institution of the West. ( '3T Superior Flour is now selling in Kanzas City a 62,75 per .100; Molasses 50 cts per gallon ; Sugar 10 cts per lb) ColVoa 13 cts; Corn Meal 81,60, per sack ; Bacon 10 cts ; Hams 12 cts. ' 1 i'-.i , ..' ' In Lawrence extra superior Flour is filing af $o50' ; Potatoes 00 to 40 cts; Sugar' 10 to 12 J cts; Cheese U to 18 tn ;'IW50 16,001 cts.', 1 ,!. ... , rT- j3T Fluttering now ; constantly roaches us fiom the gold mines in the mountains. People JrouWvofy dit- Gold! Gold I The most intense excitement is now prevailing throughout the Terri tory and in "Western Missouri and Iowa, about the result of the recent gold discoveries at Pike's Peak. It is now known for a certainty that gold exists in abun lanes in the Rocky Mountains, and it is now generally believed by those acquainted with the locality of tho mines that they will yield us exuberantly as the Cal ifornia mines. Tho Lawrence com pany has been heard from recently. They have abandoned the place they were located at when last heard from and gone to Cherry creek, where they were scooping up the glittering little ''roots of evil," with materials totally inadequate for tin business and vvere averaging from ehjkt to ten dollars per day at that 1 This news has fairly bet the Lawrence peop'e crazy and will be the means probably of hastening an. immediate emigra tion from that and adjacent quarters to the mines. Companies are leaving Kanzas Cityda'ly for the mines and wo h"ar of other companies forming in Leavenworth, Lawrence, Topeka and Prairie City, which design emi grating this full. The climate in the vicinity of the mines is said to be ex ceedingly mild in winter, and abund ance of food for stook is afforded du ring the entire winter season. From all we can learn, the seasons are as mild as any in tha same latitude east, and much more so, considering its altitude. Every issue of the Kan zas City LaUy Journal of Commerce is filled with gold news, and every day it furnishes more confirmatory accounts about tho uuecess of the miners already there. As companies are constantly star ting, we insert n table of urticles con stituting a complete outfit for. a com pany of lour persons, as we find it given by an old California minor, iu I he Journul of ''Cowmerce. Provision outfit for joitr men six mo . flour, bud ids., !M; ikcon, gjd, $ fin; Coffee. ,$14: Sugar, till), .$11; .-alt, At), 'i5c, Oruuiiil pi-ppc-r, i lbs,, $1 ; 6'udn, A IIih, 5l'c; Ouu tun gin urn wnurke, I. '-5; Diicd t'l-iiii, 2 bu, li dolla.; Ia-hiia, il liu. ,'i dolls., S klu crackers, 1 box, M Tta li lbs., -4 .till ; Hice, 'Hi lbs., l.ti.t; l'imd' r,l fuse, 11 Julio; Leud, His.. 2.'.'5; Coffee, mill, 50; Gun cits 2,'lOt), 1.25. ItoMii, 10 ll)B.,75o; Match es, 2 (Truss, l.uo; finkus, 1 bux, 4,jJ; Suujj 25 lbs., U dulls. '1 otal, tl (ill.GJ. wVight,,2,3f lbs, OU I' FIT of Tools, Camp Kquime, Ac. i'ick, 9 dolls: 4 Sliovulx. 4 dulls; 4 Ax es, 4 dulls; 4 gold (ibiis, 2 dulls; 1 Pit saw, S) dollc; 2 Chisels, liic.: 2 hiiuui's, (iOc : 1 saw 2 v5; 1 Fruwer, 1 dull: Diawinis Kuilu 1 dollar. Total. $33.45. CAMF FIX1'URES-1 Skillet, 51c: 2 Coffee l'ut,$l; li Tin I'lates, Stic; 1 Fry ing l'a.-., i)Uc ; 4 HmcJiiT Knives, 2 dolls.; lb pairs lilankuis, 04 dulls.; Tent 15 dulls. '1 otal, bl dollars. TEAil-Oxi'ii, 2 yoke, 123 dolls.; Wag on, &0 dulls.; Sheets, Chains, Yokes, Ac., IU dolls. Total, 210 dollars. TOTAL COST OF OUTFIT, $400.00 TOTAL. WtilOcir, 2.ttU0 lbs. A Son Attempting to Murder His - Father. We learn that on Thursday after noon last a Mr. Miller, living about one mile south of town, was most cruelly beaten on tho head An I left for dea l by a fieu I of a son. It ap pears that the parties had been on unfriendly terms for some time past, and on the day mentioned tho sou, who is man-grown and married, con cealei himsolf .near a corn-field in which the old man was working, and approaching him behind whilo en gaged in a stooping posture, dealt him a stunning blow, and then, to fully carry out his murderous de sign, dealt his father several blows on tho head with a heavy club, breaking the skull in several places and man gling it most tdiockingly Suppo sing he had murdered his father, the inhuman monster fled, and the old man lay iu an ihsensiblo stato for somo time, when ho finally recovered enough to enable him to grope his way home, whoio related the par ticulars of tho fiendish occurrence. It was thought at one time that he would not recover, but subsequently he has improved, and hopes are now entertained of his recovery. War rants havo been issued for the arrest of tho attempted tiiurdaror, but at the last accounts he was still at, largo. Desciui'i'ion or Calvinism. A dissenter lroni Lorenzo JJow's Ar miiiian doctrines, niter listening to his huiTungue, asked him il he knew what Calvinism wut? ",Ytis," he I rompily replied ! 1 '' ' " . ." Yon can mill you e in't, ' '. ' You will undyoti fron't, ' Yuii'U be daniovd If you do, ii 1 You'll uu damned If yoU donV " "That, sir, is Calvinism,1 some1 At last. . Lawrence has at last begun to take steps to constiuct a passable road across the VVakarujsa flats a matter which she ought to have been en gaged, in years ago.. , During the past year the VVakarusa bottom, has been in a condition totally unlit to admit of the travel over it of tcuuis with re spectable-sized loads, for more than one-half the time, and the conse quence is the buiiiess men of South ern Kanzas havo been compelled to abandon Lawrence and go to accessi ble points to do their trading. Dyi the mock independence and total in- dill'ereuco with whica the Lawrence business men appear to regard their customers, they are fast obtaining the reputation of being a "penny-wise and pound-foolish " class of men, and are rapidly consigning Lawrence to i he late which awaits all finished towns. ' We ure glad to see their men at Just waking up to a proper sense of their dutj. Our prelerences are, and always hve been lor Lawrence, but " lleavea helps tliem that help themselves," and if Lawrence wants io secure the support ot the people ot Southern Katizus, she mu&i so muui iest the desire and not obstruct her avenues so as to render their approach impossible. Progress. Progress is the great law of God. We see Uiis iutuo pioduclious ol na ture. Fust tne blude, tiieii the ear, alter that, the lull grown corn, in tub ear. lliese throe awtes have been used to represeu , first the natural elate, oecoiid ilie legal state, tlurd the regeueiute stute. in I lie natural state, men have lew laws, in tius legal tiiey uro bound Oy laws, iu uie lueuura.u state tney uro midcr vuo coutrul o, principles. Sucu has been itu order ui progress among uia-iiaiud. Papkk Mills liioie are in the United States 750 paper mills in ac tuul operation, having iUNhJ engine-), and producing iu the yeur25Q,0U0,UUU pounds of pupor, which is worth say ten per pound, or tf27,Udd,UJo To produce this quantity of paper, over 4U0,U0D,0UD pounds of rugs are aoc tisMiry. The value of these rugs, es timating them at four cents per pound, is over 10,000,000. CiunLHS SuMNKit. Charles Sum ner is reported as not improving as rapidly iu health us could be wished. The reccut severo treatment through which ho has passed, has left him physically roducod, and much suffer ing is experienced from tho burns along the spiiul chord. Ilia physi cians entertain favorable opinion.-! ol his case, but some time will elapse before tho matter can bo fully deter mined. 1 2rThe Directors of tho Hanni bal and St. Joseph Railroad promise to have the whole of their road com pleted by April of next year. Tho opening of tho road will mark a now era for Ivunzus. Wo shall then bo witnin forty-eight hours ol New York. Our New York papers will then be received the third day alter publica tion instead of the sevetith or eighth us now. An liasr Indian lioiroa. During the triul of the ex-King of Delhi, a person uamedChunce was examined, who had been tho editor, of a daily Liaper called the Delhi News. It was conducted on a novel principle, the editor's'duty'being to write his paper full, and thon carry it around and read it to his subscribers. jtSTTho Now Bridge across the Kanzas River on the new Southern road is progressing finely. A span is .Inudy up, and within a few days and addition of about Lilly hands has liceu put oil the works, so that m a few months, at the longest, this great undertaking will be completed. Wyundottt (Jazette. , 1 . , WYANDoTi'ii.-i-i'iid lust puymoiit which the VVyaudotto ti'lbe' were o receive, according to tho stipulations of tiie treaty of January U 1865, will bo made thin fall. ThoTiibo now numbers about live hundred, ,pnly three hundred of whom a'0 now liv ing in tli" reservation. ' j 'JC.W A correspondent ol the Waooo (Texas) .Dy'mocrtit legrots that the L 1 1 it u Honored expression, " bobr as a Judge," is about to become obso- lute at least ns far as the Supreme Uetioti in lexis is onwrnml, 1 ' 'jtlTlt lias been wittily roinarkid that Cyrus AV.' Fdcld is talk4"pf for ilia Presidency bi)eau ,he i,.,tlia CSMWSfflftJl Editorial Brevities. Gov. Runnels 6f .Texas ha appointed Col, Mitt Ward IT. S Senator, to. fill- tho- vacancy occa sioned by. the. death, of Senator Ilea derson. - vf;";. Th? Chicago. Tribune says that Judge Douglas carries with li.'m on his political tour, a cannon to fire hW own salutes. John Ilutchinh(v been nom inated for Congress by the llipublic ana of tho :20ili District, Oaio, in. place of Joshua 11. Giddings., Tho Illinois papurs speak.of the large amount of sugar raised in that State this year from the Sorghum cane. So considerable U the amount,, and s . general is tho cultivation ofi the cane, that it may even now bo re garded as one of the staple products of the Statu. .' . ' , '' " . -It is reported that th grass- hoppers are eating tip the provisions, on the Red river, James i.ddy, Esq., General' Superintendent of the American Tel egraph Company, died at Darlington, Vermont, Aug 22dof heart disuse. Forty thousand bushels of corn and fourteen hurt Ired tons of hay,, have beeu contracted for by thot Government, at Fort lliley. Tho hay has- boen- let at $7,50 per ton. There is a. "living profit," iu that item, . The last steamer from Cali fornia brought a million and a half in specio, principally to parties in New York. A "working Democrat" is defiued by a Minnesota paper as a, Democrat who can poll the largest number ol votes with the fewest raeu!" which has the double merit of being; both witty and true. Tho Democracy of Doniphan county are now fu ly organized, and enter into tho canvass lor the election of members to the Legislature, with a determination to contest every foot of ground with the Republicans. Good- order does not yet pre vail in Mexico; Late- accounts rep resent the country us stiill in a-stat o-f war. JC3T i'ne road betiveeu this plaeol and Miuueola is horridly bad. It seems very strungt that the farmers along this road ure so negligent about bridging tho streams aud ravines. Even if the road is but temporarily located, the expeiflflof putting it in a decent condition 1'or traveling would be light, if equally shared in by all concerned. Don't wait tor the towns, gentleman fanners, to load off in the road movement. Study your o An convenience und have good roads. Tub Cuors is iSuw Hampshire. The Manchester, N. II., Aftrror, says that the best of the crops in that, state are beyond Contingencies, and aro good enough to (ratify the far mer. Hay crop good; oats well till ed out, rye looks well; wheat untouch ed by rust or wejvil ; potatoes never loaked better ; Iruitcrop liglitj ber ries pleuty: corn looks splendid, but depends upon the weather to come. Caituubof a Suvcu. The Unitod States brig Dolphin captured a brig off Sugna la Grande on the 22d Aug., with iilS slaves on borrd. Sin is said to be the brig Putnam, former ly tiio Echo of Boston, i The Dolph in, with the ollicors of the. slave vos sol on board,' had sailed for Boston. Tho slave vossel has been seat to Charleston, . ' ' ', Hansidal die St. Josbpii Railroad., Tho cars aro how running forty miles on the west ond of this road, and eighty on the east, leaving a bal ance of eighty miles yet to be built. i.iST, The agents of tho Prairie City town company now bind all persons to whom thoy donate lots to secure- improvements, to paint their houses before thoy gtv waranty dedds. ' jtiT A lawyer asked a Dutchman in' court what eai -marks' pig' had that was in dispute.' ; ' " Veil, he has no ear-mark except ' a very short tall." 11 " (- - , i'ii' . 1 1 ,,- JiTTnere is an old follow iu Nash ville who snoros so loud that' he is obliged to sleep at a house in thd next street to av id, m wakening hiiusvir. lf Due ullowuiicu must be tuade for the lateness of this iiuniblr If our psper. Five day absence lroni our post is tho causa of it. ',. u,,f JtWinUiuk, whuro is JJnidyot J , Indado, ma'ui, (h,V fl !ap 1 rer t i 8 4 'o 1' Ka Tur .)-i,HMti., rwv, RKVCLKlM, OTom,