Newspaper of The New York Herald, July 2, 1856, Page 1

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THE NEW WHOLE NO. 7247. MORNING YORK HERALD. EDITION? WEDNESDAY, JULY 2, 1856. PRICE TWO CENIS. Report of the Congressional Investigating Committee, 4c., <fco., Ac. THIRTY-FOURTH COTORE88. FIRST SESSION. 8mate< Washinoto*, July 1, 1*56. ?OO.IttlCT Ul WKF..N THE JUDICIAL AND MJIiTAKT AUTllon.nKS IX WASHINGTON TKKKITOKT. Mr. Casa. (dem.) or Mich., raid ? A very grave trans ? action has occurred on the Pacific coast, according to ac count* Just received, into which an examination ought to be made. Gorernor Stevens, or Washington Territory Iia* proclaimed martial law there, and has arretted a Judge or the District Court and sent him away tome dis tance, thus closing the Court. Mr. Ca<a did not desire to prejadge the ease, but it certainly seemed a groat as sumption of power. He submitted a resolution calling on the President for the facta In rotation to the mattor. Adopted. KANSAS AFFAIRS. Mr. CoiUMXB. (nigger worshipper) of Vermont, sub tu tted a miiority report from the Committee on Territo ries, on the Kansas question, rhe report wm read and ordered to be printed. The Kansas bill was then taken up. Mr. Thomiwon, (national) or Kentucky, was to some extant favorable to the measure reported yesterday, by ? the Comm. Iter on Territories but would prefer to have i the government take strict measures with the Territories, and treat them as u certain father did his bad boys, giv ing them a tioggiag every morning,, because hi know they would do something wrong before night to dnservu it. , (laughter.) Hi thought tfridiculous that a young Terri tory, only two years old, should set itself up against the lawful authorities or its progenitor. Ho wanted the laws etrictly enforced, and enough miliitary rorce Bent . to do it. Ho descanted on Col. Kromont's qualification* for tho Presltency, alluded to the aUtc of political parlies generally, ^and disserted the variou* platforms. He was not satin lied with cither the republican or democratic platform, but tho Philadel phia plat form was able, sensible and patriotic; but still, above all other platforms, he preferred tho whig plat form o( 1W>2, and under a good old whig banner ho would live and die. He hoped all old line whig* would follow his example, and not stray away after t ilse gods. Mr. Bigikr, (dem.) of Cal., advocated the bill reported ye-terdu;- in tbe Committee on Territories, as being the best remedy* lor the existing troubles in Kansas. Mr. Halk, of N. H , liked the bill very well, and thought it was n much fairer proposition than could Lave be>u expected, considering tho sourco from wbonco it emanated; but the difficulty wu likely to be, that this administration, in carrying it out, would not do so in I rair and im|<artuil manner. Uu pointed out other objec tions to ttu? also. Mr. Artxus, (K.N.) or Miss., moved to amend tho bill tiv striking out that part which gives the right orsulfrago to' all person* who shall have tiled their declaration of in tention to become citizens of the United states in com pliance with the naturalization laws. Mr. CKMTy.viK.v (K. N.) of Ky., hoped the amendment would be adopted, lie thought those foreigners who bud declared their intention to becomo citizens had no tnoro right to vote than those who made no such decla ration. Adjourned. ? H*?ac of llrprrwntatlvw. Wajuowtox. July 1, 1336. T'.IE AMISSION OK KiNMAH. Mr. Bu?i!!i.Ar, (dem.) of I'a., moved a reconsideration ef the vote by which the Hoose rejected the bill for the admission of Kansas into the Union. Do expressed the belief that the people of any Territory have a legal and CouatatloDal right to uivet aud form a State constitution without authority of anybody In the world, and that the tvifnat on of a Territorial governinont wa< an assump tion oi 'far ranted by tho constitution ot the I'nited States. He t.sdbeen informed tX1.1t warnnts were iu the baud; of the Marsha! for this district I'or the arrest of a distin guUlicd gentleman of Pennsylvania for treason. Ho re garded tut* as the mo?t farcical and absurd proceeding the world had ever heard of. and dUaentod from the coarse pursued by the officials of Kansas relativo to all Bint.'i*: Indictments. Although he had preferred the l>ili of Mr Stephen*, he would rote for the bill rejected > ester - dav iu order to give the people ot KaunH tha! protection to which the/ were entitled la the onjaytueul of their 1 ightP Mrv?ws*<*. (dem ) of Ala., *ald It was re ry much to be regretted that alter questions creating great excite mcnt nad been dispoaed ot', there wax always to be found some geiMleinsn hanging on Ihn nkirti of a party that could he readied by influences not known to other incm hers, Mr B*?< tAV? Will the gentleman be kind enough to re|>oat M mnrk? Mr. Hot'Vl <>> replied his health would not permit It. He did not intend to Impeach the Int-grity of tho g-ntle man from Pennsylvania, but only Intended to expresi bis regret that the gentleman'* mind was not made up previous to th ? dual \ote, by which the consequent ox ritcinetit vo-ild have been quieted He did not know how Mr. Barclay could now vote for the bill which re cognizee the Topcka constitution, which was uot only tramfcd in the abienee of law but w?< in conflict with it. He aMCa'M to Mr llsrclay to close up the excitement and bu?h l? alte^'ther. |n?t"?d of by lnM'ting on a mo tion to revou->ider to extend the influences for evil. tlr. SiMUT rcplM be voted Tor tho appointment of thr Kan>a Inrc*tii;ati'>n Committee beciuse he wished t<< know whether the rejwrt* of th? outrage* in that Ter ? ritorr were true or not. He would intorm the gentleman of Alabama that he was not to be Intimidated, and no in lluciice outside his conscientious duty could be brought to b>ir on him He made the motion honestly. Mr Omt. (dem ) of P. C., Inquired or Mr Barclay ? what he expected to accomplnh by moving Tor a recon -j?der*t.*>n or the vote by which the bill was reiected. Mr. lum 1 replied, with a rtew of votin; for its pas ?-?ge, and recording his sentiments, as a representative of Fennfcylvanta, against those outrages. Mr \?sr? If this ?w the gentlemut'a object, why did be not rote yesterday for the bill? Mr. repealed he preferred Mr. Htephen"' bill, but that for political pvrposes It was encumbered with a proposlt ion to restore the Missouri restriction, and thus ?was objectionable to him. He held himself ro<poii?ll?le to no man in the House lor his political action He did as be thought he had a right to Jo. Mr. Horstw aaid he did not Impeach Mr. Har:lay's in tegrity, but expressod his ast'Mlishment that the gentle ?nau ?Wdd, afVr voting against the bill, hare changed b?? mind id the abort period of a summer s night. Mr. HaiwisT remarked he never said he disapproved of the principles of that bill. Mr Hov"r"!?? ' The gentleman had In lbs ?trong?vt Ian jguage condemned Die bill yesterday by rating against it. Mr. Bwarrr. (nigger worshipper) of N. Y , raided the quesflfni of order thai Mr Houston oould not lecture or rctV n on another member (or moving fur the recousldora ?i?n of til* rote Mr Bss?-?T ? I appeal to the gentleman from New York to permit the gentleman from Alabama to go on to hi* heart 's content MrffiMrsviT *eqoie?ed Mr, Hov?w? reentned. saying he only wlsh??d to?xpreM bin regret that bis friend from Pennsylvania had not made tq> hi* mind aoesier Mr firm (aifTRer worshipper), of Indiana, understood Mr Barrlav to say that his (Punn'?) prop-itlon t" r. store the Mi??our1 compromise was designed fir political {W|??is. N "thing of the kind entered Into his mind Re did not agree with Mr. Itorctsy that the people of Ksnaa- ba- ea right to estabUsh slavery. Mr B**?xsv? I had no intention to caet the slightest imputation npnn the gentleman. Mr I?rjt?r ? I supposed not Mr. HoiKTrn moved thai Mr Barclay's mot Km to re ooneider be tail on the table. Before further action was taken Mr Bow **n rose to a ?ueetion of privilege, wishing to make a report from the ?eases Investigating Committee. TS'tjate ensued, tnrolving tbe point that If the report should be received aa complete, it would preclude Mr OBrer, of Missouri. fro* auhmiuing the minority rapoel Th?*nuivkn aaid a report in part oould bo mode, with tbe consent of tbe House. Mr How tan, (Differ worshipper) of Mich , In reply to aa inquiry, aaid tbe report contained ererything whica tbe coaainittee wished to preeeot, but eipre*<evl the hope that Mr (Hirer would be allowed reasonable time to make bis report. Mr Ou\a*, (dem ) M Mo., said he was not with his oetleegues when they prepared their report, nor had he ? rlgw to anticipate its character. It was impossible for bin te prepare tbe minority Without knowing the contents of tbe majority report. Mr. flMMUO. (nigger worshipper) of Ohio, explained that ha and Mr Howard arrlred here on Saturday morn tag, and Mr f Mirer on that evening. Was told that the report bad been prepared and was at his service. Mr. Oui? replied that he was then fatigued with travel, end tbe next day was tbe Itehhalh. when it oould not be *>*per|ed that he should enter into a laborious investiga tion. . Other explanations followed, during which Mr Fuv mars, (dent.) ot Pa remarked he understood from what tmd been aaid that the report had not been formally sub ?titled te the committee ? therefore it oould not be re oetved as the report of that nommittee Much rijnfiiaion prevailed throughout the proceedings, s?d, tbe House being divided as to whether lie report ahould be read or Dot, various points of order were raised. Mr. .Io??s, (dem.) of Tenn., liopM his party friends would withdraw their ob|?ctioos. Mr Hium linall) snccesafally mored ibst the report fee r?%d i Members, the betterjto hear, drew up thetr seats ui tbe ?rea front. ng the (^erk a desk. The Ct uui read rotne of tbe report, when the IKiuse ?dlourned. The annexed Is the document complete ? The Special Committee appointed to Inrestigate the froubles id tbe Territory of Kansas, having performed the duties required by the House, beg leare to sebmlt tbe following wtroirr. A jo?irnai of proceedings, Including sundry communl rations made to and by the committee, was kepi, a copy of which l? herewith submitted. The testimony also u fterrwlh aubmittedi > copy of ii ha* (jeen made andar ranged, not according to the ordfw tn which It w?i taken, but so a a to present, as clearly as pw?\ ble, a consecutive history of events in the Territory, tea m its organization to the 18th day or March, A. P. 1846. Your committee deem it tbctr duty t? st?t<> a* br!t*fly as possible, the prinoipal facta |ir?? before (hem When the uct to organize the Territory ef &uisx* wag passed, on ? day of May, 1864, the greater portion of its eastern border was Included ir> lad latr reser vations nut open lor settlement, and there were1 bat few white settlers In any portion or t't? Territory Its Indian population w as rapidly docreaain* while many emigrants from diUereni partu of our country wi?e anxiously waiting the extinc'.ton of tbo Indian title, and the establishment of a Territorial govern ment, to seek new homes in Its fertile prairies, ft cannot be doubted that if its cotditlon as a free Territory hal been left undisturbed by Congress, its settlement would have been rapid, peaceful and prosperous. Its climate noil, and Its easy access to the older settlement* would have made it the favored course for the tide of emigration constantly flowing to the West, and, by this tlmo, it would have been admitted Into the Union as a Free Mate, with out the least sectional excitement. If so organized, none but the kindest feeling could have existed between it aod the adjoining State. Their mutual interests and inter course, Instead of, as now, endangering the harmony of the Union, would have strengthened the ties or national brotherhood. Tho testimony clearly shows that before the proposition to repeal the Missouri compromise was introduced into Congress tho people of Western Missouri appeared indifferent to the prohibition of slavery in tha Territory, and neither asked nor desired Its repeal. When, nowover, the prohibition was removed by the action of Congress, the aspect of affairs entirely changed. The wholo country was agitated by the re opening of a controversy which conservative mon & different sections hoped bad boon settled In every State and Territory by fomo law beyond the danger of repeal. Tho excitement which has always accompanied tho discussion of the sla very question was greatly Increased by the hope on the one hand of extending slavery into a region from which it bad been excluded by law; aud on the other by a sense of wrong done by what was regarded as a dishonor of a national compact. This excitement was naturally trans ferred into the border counties or Missouri and the Terri tory as settlers favoring free or slave institutions moved into |it. A new difficulty soon occurred. Different con structions were put upon the organic law. It was con tended by the one party that the right to bold slave.s'iu llie Territory existed, and that neither the people nor the Territorial legislature could prohibit slavery ? that that jiower wag alone possessed by tho people when they were authorized to form a Htate government. It was contended that the removal of the restriction virtually established slavery tn tho Territory. This claim was urgod by many prominent men iu Western Missouri, who actively engaged in the alfairs of the Territory. Every movement of whatever character which tended te es tablish free institutions was regarded as an Interference with their rights. Witliln a few days after the organic law passed, and as soon as its passage could be known ou the border, leading citixens of Missouri crossed into A# Territory, held squattor meetings, and then returned to their homes. Among their resolutions are the following: ? Thai we will afford protection to no aboMtoafat as a settler of ibis Territory. Tlist we recognise the initltution of slavery a? already ex isting in Ihts Territory, and advise slaveholders to Introduce (heir property as early as possible. Similar resolutions wero passed in various part- or the Territory, and by meetiugs in several counties of Mis souri. Thus the first effjet of the repeal of tho restric tion against slavery was to substitute tho resolves of squmter meetings, composed a'uio-t exclusively of citi xens of a single State, for the deliberate action of Cou gress, acquiesced tn for thirty tlvo years. This unlawful interference has been continued In every important event in the history of tho Territory; evorv election has been controlled, not by tlie a iflf settlers, but by citizens of Missouri, and as a consegtonce every officer in the Territory, from constables to legislators, except those appointed by the l'resident, owe their posi tions to non resident voters. None have been elected by the settlers, ami your committee have been uaablo to And that any political power whatever, however unim portant, has beeu exercised by the people of the Ter ntory. In October, A. P. 1854, Governor A. H Mer and the f tber officer* appointed by the President arrived In tho Territory. Bottlers from all parts ??f the country were mouim in in gnat numbers, making tkxHr claims and buildir.g their cabins. About the same l ae, and before any election wait or could be held tn the Territory, a se cret political aucii-iy was formal tn the sa?i.! of Missouri CI) . It wa? kju>wu by dillerout oatnes. such as "eioetal Balil," "Frlclirfs S^s iety," "Blue Lodge," ''The Pons of tlie Heuth." It- numbers were Wound togsHher by secret oat In, and they had passwords, >i2n*and grips bv which the> w ere known t<> each other. Penalties were imposed for violating the rules and accrete of the Order. Written minutes aero kepi of the proceedinps of the lodge*, and tha dilhrmt Indies were conuectod together by an eBec tive organization. It embraced great numbers ot the citizens of Missouri, aud was extended Into other slave Stat**, and Into the Territory. Itn avowed purixec was not only to extend slavery into K ansae, but also into other territory of tlie I'nlted Mate-, and to form a union of all the friends of that institution. Its plan of 0|?erutiug wsa to organize aud send m en to vote at the elections in tho Terrlory, to codec ! money to pay their expeuso*, and if necowiary to protect tin in in voting It also pi opoaed to Induce the pro slavery men to emigrate Into the Territory, to aid and sustain th?m while ttere, and to elect none to ?ftoe but those friendly tothfir views. Tins dangerous society was controlled by men who avowed their purpose to extend slave'}" Into the Territory at all hazard*, and w*s altogether tue most effective instrumeiit iu organizing the subsequent armed invasions and forays. In its lodge* in Missouri lite af fairs* of Kansas were di. < iis-ed. the force necessary to control the election was divided into bands, and leaden ?elected, means were collected, and sign* and ba<lges were agreed upon. While the great botly of the actual arttlers of ibo Territory were relying anon the right, se cured to them by the organic law, and bad formed no organization or combination whatever, even of a party character, this conspiracy against their right* was ga therlng strength in a neighboring Stale, and would have been naflciMl <t their tr?t election to have overpowered them, if they had been united to a man. Your committee had great difficulty in eliciting the proof of the details in regard to thi* "ecret society. itio witne-s, member i>f the Legislative Couucd, refused to answer questions in reference to it ('2). Aim Alter declined tn answer ftilly, because to do so would result to his in jury (8). Others could or would only answer as to the general purposes of tho soci? ly , but sufficient Is disc loscd in the testimony to show tho luflueuca It had In controlling tho elections in the Territory. Tlie Orst election wns lor a delegate to Crngre i. It war appointed Tor the itftli of November, 1*64. The Governor divided the Turrltorv Into seventeen election district*, appointed Judges, and proscribed proper rule* for toe election. In the First, Third, Kighth, Ninth, Tenth, Twelfth, Tblrtoenth and Seventh district*, tbero ap pears to hare been bit little If any fraudulent votiug. The election In the 8e< ond district wa* held at the vil lage of iMigla*, nearly llfty miles from the Missouri line. On th< .lay before the election large companies of men enae into the district in wagon* and on horse bark, and declared that they were from the State of Missouri, and were going to Itou^las to vote. On tho morning of tbe election they gathered aroun i the hou*e where the election waa to beheld. Two of tbaJudgea appointed by the Governor did not appear, and other Judges were elected by the crowd. All then voted. In order to make a pretence of right to vote, some persons of Ibe com | any kept a pretended register of squatter claims, on which aay one could eater his nam* and then assert be had a claim In the Territory. A citlson of tho district who was himself a candidate for delegate to ConrraM, waa told by one of the stranger*, that he would be abused and probably killed if be challenged a rote (4). lie was seised by the collar, called a d? I abolition tat, and was compelled to seek protection in tbe room with the Judge*. About the time the pulls were closed, these strangers mounted their horse* and got into their wagon* and cried out. ''All aboard for Westport and Kansaa City." A number were recognised as resident* m Mis souri, and among them waa tfcmael H Woodson, a lead ing lawyer of Indc|>endenro. Of those whoa* name* are on the poll book*, 36 were resident settlers and 236 were non rostdent*. Hie election In the Fourth district waa held *t IV. Chapman's. over 40 miles from the Mtaeourt Stale line. It wm a thin I v settled region, containing but 4T voters la Fabruary, ItM, when the rensu* was taken On Uia day before the election, from 100 to 160 citiaens of Caaa and Ja< ksoe counties, Mo., came into ihl* dlatrict d?> lar log their purpose to vote, and that they were bcuad to make Kansaa a sliva Hum, Jf they did it at the point of the <-wnrd (6). I'eraon* of the party on the way drova each a stake in tha ground and called It a claim? and In one case several name* were put on one stake. The par ty of strangers camped all nlgnt near where the election ws* to be held, and at tbe morning wore at the election polls nn?t voted. One of their part? got drunk, and to get rid of Ilr. Chapman, a Judge of the election, they sent lor him to come and see a sick man. and In his abaoncn filled hu*p,?,''> with another Judge, who was not sworn. They did not deny or conceal that they were reatdenl- of Mieeourl, and many of thorn were reoognined a a ?uoh Iiy other*. They declares) that they were bound to make Kansas a slave Stale. They inswtnd upon their right to rota in the Territory if U? y were In It one hour. After the election they again reiarned to their bonnes in Mis *oai i, camping orer night oq the way. We fin n i. i-t'ii the poll hooks 141 names of those not orer 30 resided in the Territory, 1S1 were non resident* t few ?-< ttlors attended the election in the Fifth dla Irict, the district being large and tne ?eltlement scatter e?l % i .lee were cast; of these between 30 and JO were aettlers, (7) and the residue were cliisans of Mis souri. They passed into the Territory (I) by way of tlie Mania Ke rood, snd hy ilia reewlenia of Ilr Westmll. w-ha tnen lired on tbe western line of Mi*eourl (91. Some little excitement arose at tbe polls a* to the legality of their voting, but ther did rote fbr (ieneral Whitdeld, and said they intended to make Kansaa a slave !*tate, and that they had claims m the Territory. Judge Teazle. Judge of the Court in Jackson county. Mis Mart, w*m present, but did not vote (?). He said he did net intend to vote, hut came to see that others voted. After the election the Mtssounana returned the way they came. The election in the H tih Dlatrict was held at Fort flcott, In the ?onth east part of the Territory and near tbe Mis souri line. A party of about onebun-ired men from l*?s and tbe counties in Missouri tenth of it went Into the Ter ritory, travelling about 4." mile*, wit of them with tocir wagons and tenia, and <ami*ng out. TlH>y appeared at fe}liw"r''*n ^ frl**e. J?ha Seeu, J. ff si.r inv t2? W. T. Itlrhardson. (S> O r. Prince. (4) .lohn A Wskeiield. Pe?e( Rssstnger Mi Themes Honklis P ,< in n?tM r.r?? \ Nm ii 1 * "nr ?r.'wi ?-i <si tt It t WeslfJiJl, w Wi>f0t\ the place of election. Some ?ttempU were made to swmr Uii'tn, I'ut two of the judges w prevailed upon not to do f-c, aud none u ete sworn, ntn." a* man> a3 cIkmo voted. There were but low resident vol ^r* <*' polls. The set tlement whs sparse ? about 25 nc.'"*' settlers voted out or ICS totes runt leaving HO illegal votes (10). After tlie voting w Hit over the MWsotiriiins \ "cut to their wagons and comment ed leaving for borne. The most shameless fraud practised *ipon the rights of the settlers at this election was in the' Seventh district. It to a romote settlement, about 76 mt'?"* i>"n> the Mis souri liae, aud contained in February, a\- I'M, throe months afterward, when the census wi. '? taken, but 53 i votvrs, and yet tiff poll l ook* rtiow that t> *4 votes wero ! cast. The election was held at the houso ot ?r"y McUee. I at a i*sre called ?'110." But few or the at ?!"*' settlers were present at tlffe pollc (71). a witness wl ?formerly maided tn/nokson eonnty, Mo.. mm I was well ?>?fm?inted with the (riUa'TK of Uiwt contily (12> says that '?? saw a great many wa^ona tmi tents Hi U? place of ?MctiOU, an J inuny^ndividuais Fi? knew from Jackson county- He was in their tenia and cnaversett wtftsomo of the **< and tliey told bun they had cmiw with thn intention tt vt?t inn. J4*" weh* to the )>oliay intending w? vote for F1 vano kln, and His ticket being of a different) color from t?he rest fcls vote w.w> challenged by Frvy JleGeo, who *?d been appointed one of tlte jut' get* but didantsorve. Loa t?wl ltalstou, a citizen of Missouri, was acting in his pla The witness then challenged Mio vote of ?* young uu. by the name ofNolan. whom be knew to rawle in.Iackso O county. Finally the thing was hus beat up; cm the witness* had a ^rood many friends there front tlwu nnunty, and it i might lead to a tight if ho rUaHtonge.l tM.y raore votes, j lkith voted and lie then wont dnwtt to tlicir camp. He there j saw many of his old acquaintances whom* ho- knew hail ' voted at the eiootion in August previous in Mlntourl. and who still resided in that State. By a careful' acs+atrUon of tho i?oll lists with the census rolls, we flud but>12 names on the poll book who Hero voters when the gniib was takt n three months afterwards, and wo arc satis tied that not more than 'JO legal votes could have Urum polled at that election. The only residents who am known to have voted aro named by the witness, and ore 13 in number ? thus Icaviug 584 illegal votes cast in- n> remote district, where the settlers within many miles m-re ac quainted with each. other. The total number of white inhabitants in EIownAh dis trict, in the month or Ftlf? J A. P. 1866, including men, women and children, was of whom 2 I were voters? yet the poll lists in thi* t'istrrlct show itat 24i votes were cast at th:seleetion. For reasons stated here after, in regard to the election on the 30th of Marcht your committee were unable to procure the attendance of wit nesses from this distriut. From tho records itolearlyap |>ears that the votes cast could not have been by lawful re sident voters. The best test in the absolute of direct proof by which to ascertain the number of legal votes cast .8 by a comparison of tho census roll with the poll bookr? by which it appoari that but 7 resident settlers voted, and i?38 votes wero illegally and fraudulently given. Tho election in the Fourteenth distriut was held at tho house of Benjamin Harding, a tew miles from the town of St'. Joseph, Missouri. Before tho i?olU wore opened, a large number of citizens of Buchanan county, Missouri, and amoug them many of tho loading mti vtens of St. Joseph, were at ttw place of voting, and mado a majority of the company present. At- the tianr; api*>inted by the OmMW for opening the Mlfe^ two of the Judges were not there, and it becamethe duty of the legal voter* nremnt In select other J udgea. The J udge^vAo :?*? pracas! (1? "ti-rgested th? nsoe of Mr. Waterson an (me of the Judges? but the crowd rate* down the proposition. Socie*dlseussion then arose to the right of iu>c -esidenta to vote tor Judges, during which Mr. Bryant was nonunateu aial elected by the orowd. Some one nominated t'ot. John Scott as tho other .Indite, who was then Mid Is now a resident of HI. .loseph. At that time he Was the IHty Attorney of that place, and so contiuusd \utill this spring, but he claimed that the night before he had come to the house ot Mr. Bryant, and had engsge<j| hoarding for a tnonih ami considered himself a fsldent of Kansas on thai ground. The Judges appointed by the Uovernor refused to put the nomination of Col. Scott to vote, because he wss not a resident After surae discussion, Judge I.eonurd, a citizen of MIsHOtiri. stepped forward and put the role himself, unci Mr. Scott wasMnl by hlin an elected by Uie crowd, and served as a judge of t-U-?uwi mm day. After the elecUon ? as over, lie returned to St. Joseph, and never since haa re sided In Territory. It Is maulfest that this election of a mhu restdeni ?r a* a judge wo* Inuinaxl upon the settlers by the cltly . - 1 1 the State. When the Hoard ot Judges was thus completed, the voting proceeded, but the effect of the rode adopted by the Judges allowed uisny, if not a majority of the nt? residents to vote. They claimed that their prnannes an the grouml. especially when they had a claim In the Territory, I gave them a right to vote: nnder that construction of the hiw thev readily, when reoutred, swore they were "realdents." and then voted. Hy Ihis evasion, aa near aa your committee i an ascertain from the testimony, aa many aa titty illegal votta were rast in this district out of one hundred aud ttfly three, the whole number polled. The election in the Fifteenth district was held at Prnseman's, on Htranger creek, a few miles from Weston, Missouri. On the day of the election a large numl>er of atllsena of Platte count jr, hulcbietly MMUM l'lajie i ' u v pn in small parlies. In wsgons M<l on horsehaek, to the polls. Among them ware seveisl leading etrlrens of that town, ami the names of many of them are given by the witness** iU?. They g.-n"rallv In sisted upon their right to vote, on the ground utat every 'man having a claim in the Territory could vote, no matter where h livfd (IS). All toted who chose. No nutn wsh challenged o swprn. Some of the residents did not voir . The purpose of Ihe strangers In voting was declared In he to make Kanaas t slave sti.te i Mi. We tind by the poll Ixsdts that 306 voles wer ? e.tat ? ot them we ii?l hut 87 are on the i enstu rolls ss lugs voters in Kebriisrv follw? ing. Your t'ocnmlttee is satisilal frain the lestlmony that not over 100 of those who natd ha 1 any rlxbt so to do, leaving at least 318 Illegal votes cast . The i !ee?i<m In the Stiteenth iMstriet was held at leaven worth. It a as then a small village of throe or four booses, lo cated on the Dels ?ar* reservation, (17). There were hut eompara'lvely few settlers then In the dis trict. hut the number rapidly inereaaed afterward. On'h< ilay before and on Ihe day of the election, a great many eittreus ol Platte, t'lay and Kay eountlea crosaed the rivet ? most of them in tenta and wagona about the town, "bke a camp meeting " tlS.t They were In companies or meases of ten to fifteen In Melt, and numbered Itt all several hundiej They brought their own provisions snd cooked It themselves, and were geaerslly armed. Many of them were known by the wfn esses. ' and their names given, and their name* are found upon their poll books. Among them were several persons of Inttnence where they resided In Missouri, wlio held, or had held, high oflc|a| jpoai lions In that State. They delmed to be rwSdenta of the Territory, front the fact that they were then present, and its*. al>tr ,l on the right to vote, and did vote. Their avowed pur pose In doing su wss to make Kansas a slat* Stale. Taese Grangers crowded sroiuid the polls, and it was with dtl fl. tilt} thst the ?ett|ers could gel to ihe polls (|?V One re?l lent sitenipled to get ui ike polls in the ap> rnoon. but w is crowdeil and pulled back, lie then went wUideoi the crowd snd hurrahed for (leoernl WhlUleM, and some of those who> did not know htm said, " That's a good pra slavery man," and lifted him up over their beads so that he craw led on lh?>lr keads iiad put in his vole. A person wts> ?w from th" eohs ..f hta ticket thst tt ws? not for Oeneral Whltileld, cried otJ. " lie is a damned aholliHiniat? let hint down. " and they Irifi prd h.m (JIO. Others were passed tu the ptdls iu Uve same * sy . and other* crowded up In the he?' ? ay they could Af ter this mockery of an election a as ever, the non residents is t timed to their nomes tn Missouri. Of lite SU vMce cast, not over ISO were by legal voter". The following abstract exhibits the whole number ot votes at this eleeilon for each candidate; Ihe number <M i?>gsl snd II legal Vole, cast In each district, .and the number of legal votets In eseb district In February following:-* As-ra ict or t'gnsv^. ssn Klktiom Or Nov 2V, 1M4' ?? ?!H3?P2*5rS III 1 1 f 1 1 I t i I 5 I ! |* t * i r f f I? I i 1-Jawranaa ?l I* 51 1? ?<o ?y no ? J-ilV"*1"" ???( ? I - X! I? ? tti a-4*ine?n a 40 ? 7 ? 47 101 47 ? 4-l>r._Tto|? > 140 n _ _ i*| 47 jo |M| 6? II Hhannan a. 63 I U - q (41 ? )i J5---WWB# 7- ,ii? ? ?7 - 7 ? ?m m ?> an n? < ouneii (lror? ir> ? ? ? in 59 i<j _ ?-RaTT>olda'? ? ? 11 ? ? S 4 _ h>-Rta Hlur Cro?. ... I ? ? ? 37 (H 37 ? 11-jfurrtriii f am - 1 ? m 24 ; ? 12? W*rirm ? Wora H 9 ? I O 41 _ 15-Oaaw*la tW 1 I ? 71 M 71 ? ti lirtini i 1* -? a ? us sm kb ao Ifr-fenaono w - M - W ,m> M ?? l?? I. an van worth SU ? wo - nil Ml |? 1H2 17 Www? ? A?Bmiy... W-W-KS041 ? 1 8 ? - ? Tottl 2W> 24? M? SI 971 - 1IM 179 Thin ynnr r..mintMe?> And that in thtn. U><> Oral fix-Won In tha Tfrrtior*. ? rrry tar** majority of tba rotaa w?r? raat by cf Uzani of th? state of MiMourt. U> flotation of tha ortanlr law of tha Trtrlt'>rr. Of tha lagal vt*r* raat, Urn. Wbitfleld r? r ?!??.) ? plurality. The aattlara took but Mil lntarr?t tn the rlrcUon. not oar half of thara rntinft Tht? may ha ar.-.<iiotad for ffrtm iha (art (hat it>? aettl?ataata wara aratlarad naer a trrml aitant? that the t?ri? of (be dalaeata to he ale?*?d waa ahort? and that the nuanoon of fra* arvl <iara inatft uttana wa? not gen'rally rr (tarda. I hy th?ni aa dtallnrlljr at Iaaur I'ndar three rlrrtitbatanrr?, a ?j atpmaOr luvaabm from an adjoining Watf, hy whlrb larg? number* of Hiatal rote* ware oaat la r?mota and afiaree aaUlementa for tba a*nwed purjioac of ei I' nditiH alarary l?to tba Territory, erao thodjh it did not change the raauHof IN alertlon. ??< a r rtiaa of great ainfnl tude Ita Immediate *ffr?4 we* to farther alette the people of the Northern KaB-w? Indiiee aeta of retaliation, and etaeperel* Ota actual ?ettler? ajfaiiMt their neighbor* la Mlaaourl tn .lannary and February. A D. I*&V Uie fH>?arnor caiurd an ?niTT>'ratk>n to ha tafca* of Uia inhablWnta and ri??liAad ?o%rr" in tba Trrrf ory an ?N?ra? of wblrh la hw? gh*n?? amtiaci or fwnwa Rvruaai ; fpipnp ?~Ktn?TCi{i>-S<x-'e>r*Mta ? I ilstgfilgtfg-^atgRgiegf I glt?S!!5g8te??Hi)>S8-jag8f 81 ??lStj?VX0IMMI |l BirSli StK?.ft!si?tlir4s4!l faif?n ?ti jo ? ?n?M 1 1 cw^ngy I Ei l a.5s-s-i 1 rc-s-'i-i -I ( 8l I I lug-=y->.-.l I '*km IliSgg.^ttfSaa'slWgglil - <?* On I ha aama day the roaatta wa? eowptafad tfc-, Ooratnor (W H. O. frlm*. _ _ (111 Matthiaa \ Rard flfl Wm f Jofc**or^, (Wi Hrni mmi Harding 1 4 .1 ?( 1 f>iM> ftaaHa 1.MIW, .'obn >?t. Piiinaa* MMf H B 0?v. '1i i ? Traor -If., H. 11. Oale. ,W OrorM n K t far and John * 18 > Oao 'I. K*ll"'. HO * (.M-id?' 1. f, Ka?drf I. rjn- J,,S, % iaeited hU priv^amition for an electfott to be Mil u# 'It** of March. A l> IMS for wembrra vf the LegMntre Afrtt of i lie Territory It preacribed the iwundarli* <4 dbrtricta, tlie place* ot poll... the name* of judge ?. nnuil era, anil recl'ud the qualification ?'** voters. It it lew Leen obaervrd. a ju?t and tair election w^Bld have reflcctw tin- will of the people of the Territory. I,*fcre the election, false and inflammatory rumora were buitly I'MowUtea anwntf lh?- people orW'wa- .11 Missouri. The number i?M*cUi?r.iCte[' of the emigration Iheu passing Into lite Territorv W ore groaaly cuiucvrated and misrepresented. Through tw'aeure exer tions of rauuv of it* leading citizens, aided by the sNMet (??? tie* before referred to, the passion* and prejudice* M the l>le ol that State were great ly excited Several realdi UW them hare testified to the character of the reports circulate* anion* and accredited by the people. These etforu were sucWMfuI. By an organized movement which extended from A^dreVv county in the north to J at>pcr county in the anuth. and far eastward aft Koone nnd Cole counties, companies of men WWt arranged tn regular parties and aent into every Council dUTtct in the Territory, and every Representative dlatrlct but o*. 1 he numbers were no distributed an to control the election m each diatiict. The* went to vote, and with the avowed dealt,*' to make Kansas n slave State. Ther were generally armel' nnd equipped; carried with them their own provision* ani# tent*, nnd no marched Intothe Territory. The detail* of Una invasion, from the mass of the tefilmony taken by your Com unttee. are hi voluminous I bat we can here slate but the leading lacta elicited. iHtST DISTRICT ? MARCH 30, 1866. ? IhWHEKOE. The company of peraoti* who Marched Mo this Dhrtrlcl, col lected in Kny, Howard. Carroll, Hoone, I* Kavetie, Randolph, Katiae and I -at* counties, In the fltata of Mlaaotrrl. Their el pen ten wei*e paid? those' who cCald not crime cotitrlbuung provialons, Wngona, Ac. (21). Pr?vl*ona were deported lor ' llioae who were e?peeted locntne tr, Laivrenee In the ?t><ise or i William l.yMiix. and Were <B*tribut<* awing ftf Ml?<mrlaus ; alter tbey arrlred there (23. The rrenlni? b?forC arxl the morning of the day of electten, ilw* 1.0U0 twen frotw Uie above coailtles arrived at laiWrenei), raid r imp e A in- a rtvrine a sliort df>tanc0 froth town, n?ar the jlaoe of vstlng. They I on me in Wagons? of w hk'ti ther* Wi'rt c*er one ht?dred>-*nd on horsebwelr, under the command of Csl. SanluW Young, ol Rootie county, Minaoiltl, and C*lborne V. Jacksitt. of Mss imun. The? were armed with g "is, rltlert plsloN a?jd bowl* tmfves, and ha.( tents, iiauaic anrf flag* w U? them iiU. They .Srotighl with them two pieces of artillery (84). loaned who i n Jtket balLi (Mi. (?n their way t? Lawrence, some of the? tit.".* Mr. N H. ltlauton. who bad \eeu appointed onaof the .) n IgeK of Election by (!<*-?. Bceder and after learnlnp from hlixthat he roim.iered It M? duty ifc demai.d an oath from ther* a* to their place of residence, "irst alterapted to .Wbe, nnd then tlireaieaed him wilh hanglnt. In order lo Induce lm?

to itLanur w Ith thaloath In con*.- aience o' these tlirinW, he dt t not appear at the pvUa the i*rt mofitof to tcf as J,Tlie filing before th?ele<Jk>a. wht?? In camrvtheMlssro riiuiK \aere called together tent ot '"apt. Qalborne V. ,Iho1i?<>> and Mpeecfcea were cm4^Io thowby ( o I Yuutl* ?f? others, sailing lor volunteers !? go to oilier dlewlcts when tln-re were not Mlwourlans <wmgli to control i*e election, and there were m<we at ?mmet- than were nseded there (J7). Many volunlei-red to go, owl the morning c# the elec tion, several cnmpanlaa. feom ia?fc>!Ml issii each, wemt i>ff to Tecuuiseh, Hickory Folnt, hlooi^agton. aud other :toees <W>. On the morning of the election, tu Mlssoarlans ciat over to the place of voting from tliulr cai?f. In ho. We* of ou.r kindred at a time (29). Mr. Mlanton not appearing, anotb-w Judije was appointed In his place ? t ol Young claiming iMl. as the people of the Territory had two Judges, It was noil In* more than right that ihe Miasourlans shwaid have the othsr one, to look after their Interest* (30); amb Robert A. (,umii*aa wa? elected in Blanton s xtead. becai *r h? ronaldered thai every man had a right to vote If he had been lu the Terrltor vhnt. an hour (SI). The Wlswrnrtsns brougH their tlckvu wl* Ihem (32). but not having enough, they tad throe hundred more printed in Lawrence on tho evening before and thnrrtM pr election (SS) 1 hey had white rlbh.^a iu their bwRon lloa to distinguish tliemse'lves from tho acttl-wa (34). ,?ju_ nt. When the voting commenced the 'liaflion i of the lej.?*y of the vote of n Mr. Pago was raised, llffcye It was dee ded. Samuel Yoong stepped up to- Ihe v*m1ow where tho voles were receive!, and said he would sevclatha ra?\l*>r. rote of Mr. l*ago was withdrawn, and CoL Vouag ottered tovote. lie refused to Ukn the oath nMacribod by tie <?ov?rnc>r, bu* swore he was a realdent of tho TerrtUnw, upoa Which his vole X -eeelved (SB). He lold Mr Abh-i, one of tho .I.Uges, w hen asa, U 'fhe Intended to make Kansas hi* future hunao. that It waa none oif.. L.u.HSs'Ttr he should ask no more (?). After _M? vote w aa reeetre" i Voting got up tn the wlndow.alll and aaoe'toeed lo tho ertroHl that he Lid been permitted to vol*, and thoy oc-'l all com bp and vote. CO- lie told the Judges tW t**re *a? r > uae lu swearing the others, as thoy wouM all i ?vear as he had A (S8). After the other . fudges e.meluilod to receive UoL Towjjra vige, Mr. Abbott resigned as Judge of HoMoa, ana Mi. Ben jamln waa elected in his places (89). ... . , The polls were ho much crowded until late lnlh< leventoy, that for a time when the men lisd voted, tksgr were oltUgwl I" Ket out bv being hoisted un on the root of the building whore the election was being held, and Pass over the house ??). Af terward m passageway through uie crow d waa made, by two I lines of men being formed, through whlah the voters couUgei up to the polls (41). lot Yotiog "ked that the*U ^nb* al' I low ed lo go up first aud vote, as they wero tired with ther Ura veiling, and wanted to got bank to causp (4JV . I Tlie Mlsaourtsns sonieilmea eamn tty lo the polls in pitoes- I lion, two bv two. and vo4?d (4S). During tli* day the MtfMonrUn* dror^off the *n?und hoij# of I the c|ii?n>? Mr stevens, Mr liond anrf Mr. W illisl44). Thry I threatened to shoot Mr Bond, and a oowil rushed altes bun. 1 threatening bun. and a* ho ran fnimlhem some shou were tirrd at him, as bejumped off the bank of the river and wlf hit escape 146). The citizens of the low'i went over in a body, late In tb? afleruoon. when the polls bad beoume couipaiaSive ly clctr. and Toted (4<n. M I " before the voting hadpasa? oassd, the Mifcaoiuriana aald. If I the Judges appoinudby Utotlovemor did not receive their I votes they WottUl chis-se other judges (47). Some ot thom voted aeveral times, clianstug their liats or coats and coming up to the window again (4h). Ther said they Inteuded U vote tlrat. and nPer ih< v had sot through Ihen the others coijd vote I <49) Some of tlieiu claimed a rig lil lo vote under the ?rganl? I act, from ihe fact that th' tr mere presence in the Terr. I t..rv coiiMtituteil ihem residents. ilH.ugh ihev wen> from l Wb cousin, nud had homes In Missouri uSt). <>.Ui'r I salil 'hev had ? H?ht to vc o b., .use l-longo 1 to Missouri, ami p.' l ? t. ?-"" 1 < ??}? *i:''t 1 M*?lir in 'h Tern'orv and vr>'f ihcct' (.*1 ir?^ ?*?" I thay fame In the Toncorjr lo elw! u I el... Ill ?elves il- :l.e 1 ? ..pie of the Torrilory and pel si.n.. ir.??, Hi ? Kast sod Nor li ? ... ? I to elect a l ogl 'sture tha- rool 1 not Ihey saWtliOv had ..In mak? h -n<wa . s.'ave M#e, beesii.e ihe pe, pie ,| ? U? x.;rili l?d sent l| ?nil to make It a free Sla'e i V . Ui'ii.hI 'MIWmJ heard be K " ? -i "'' I'" ???>???-> lis 1 srot men out to b. ai I thael., uidthev i stne to OH--I their . ? - ? , ot then. miol. 0.?-ii. h . ..lm Col * ..iing s?.d h- ? ettlirna to vo e in order to give ihe sleoiloo some sliow ot tsir naaaCM). The Misaoiirlans said thtre ?..ul 1 be no ditlb ult> I II the cttnens d d not tnterlere wUh their vising, bill they were I detriniiiud to vole-, .,. . .' . II ihey could, bill vote any h..w |?> Thev Ksld e.trh them wiv. prepared for Otght II roonda wtthouf loading and would ,'^.r rJ.'''"' ," h . the butcher Untie (tt>. Some of ihem said thatbr r^lng In Uie I Territory they would dfprtTe IhMMrlm ??f thr rlghi to vote 1 tn Htw.urt lor twelve tnon*h? afterward tJ7r The Missourlana began to leave the afl?e?'H>n Of U?e day I of election, though wne did not go home until the new morn I "In' mativ eaaea whea a wagon l?U had voted, they in. nie.liat. ly started for hotae (1?>. On tlwlr way I h. Bie they *akl thai if Oov. Reenter did not sanction IW1 elec- I ii,.n they would bang him ICO). . ... _ | The citnena af the town of Ijiwrenoe, as a , gener^ thing, w ere l.e* Sixaed on the day of -lectlsn. tfcptl gha^^had q lojvera, hut noteipoaed as were the arms of th' Mls?oirl I ana nil). They kept a pourd about Ihe town ihe w.?hl after the I el-s-tioi). is eoasc'i net*? of the t areata of ihe Mtaaourtana, In | ' fThe pro -laverv iven of the district attemUsI ihe nominating J ? oavtotluas Of uie free State wen. and ?ote?t for aud "?'civi^l j the nominations rf the m< n they ronaldered the most o?,,j" to th?ftee; Slate imrty In mw to c?u* dleeciwton tn thai I P*U?Vaa '??mbar of senlsrs came into the district before tlie I dsy of elect l?a. snd sf-i ihe A wording to {lie census returnt. tb- re wero then In the ntatrtat lW Iegal I voter*. Of those wlfeae names are on th? eawaua ret'iraa. 177 I are to be fnnnd on the poll bonk* of the StHhof Mart b, laftB Measra. Ladd. Jtahcock and Pratt tesilfy to ? """'r* I poll t.ooks Irf per?ma they knew to have ?ettledli> | I af er Ihe census waa taken an-lbef.*e the elation A numlr I I itf nerpofta came into the Territory In March, before the el* ctkin, I f?5S7b/ jlorthern and Kaatern flute- ? ln<endin|to actUe. who were In ljiwrenee on the day of eleeUefl AtiW I of them had aeleeiiM no claims and had no I Aied p ilaee of res' denee Such were not entitled to vote. Many of them I became dlssatislu l wtth the country. Other* were diasp- I , .>*r.t.^t at II* political condition and In Ihe pflee aod da?a?d I irr tabi*. snd returned WWtier any anch '0*4 at IM. alee not clearly shown, but fr?m ihe proofM I that In the tatter pert of ihe dav.after the graat bodyot the Mta I scriaita bad voted. Mje 4M go to f"j* . the nnwihg w as not over M?. These voted the W Ucket The whole number of namea appearing ijhe poUlMta la MWt. I Alter lull eiamlnatl'.n, w* sre satiated thai not I Iheee weisles.l vrters. and sitJ were mm reatdenl and Illegal I wlert lhls district Is strongly In favor nt making Kaivaas a I (ree Stale snd Ihere i* n? doubt that the free State aandldales I [^hTfXtsTiu^ would bare bee., eleew-t hy large ma,MT Ilea, if none bill the aclusl setllors had voted Alths 'preeed I Ina election In November, W^. where none bill leg. I rnteii I w.*re polle.1 tlenersl Whitfield who i^celre^ ihe full length of the pro slavery party flKCOMD DISTRICT ? ?MH>llIN?TOJt. Oa the morning of election the Judge* aupouitod by the flotcrnor appeared ami opened the polla Their namca Wer* llarrleon Hnraon. Nathaniel Kamwtjr and *r Rlllaon The Miaentirlana began in rnrne in early on the morning. antn* KM or nf then, la wagon* and carriage*. ami on boraehaok, nsdrr the '.eed of Hamnel J. Jon**, ihen Poatma?ter of Weel M, lUMarl. Claiborne F. jMkMtnl Mr. *|rely. nf lula prndeace. Mhwowri They were anr?-'l with doable barrelled gnaa rlf <?? bowle kmvea and platol*. and had flam holeted (W.). The? hold a anrt of Inftinautl el mbm. off at on* atde al lint, for Uovernor of Kanaa*. and abort ly afterward* an i r anroi) ? niM .lohn*.>n, of *hawii. .< Mi ,*?.in?. rtrcted l>ov ?r aor (#7) The poll* had heT' opened hut a abort Uffir * hea Mr. .lon?w marchgd with ihe crowd op u> me window and de muttded that tl.ey ' a illowrff to Irate wlthnnt awerring .if to their residence (?*V After ?obh> note* and threaten ln( talk, Claiborne F. .lack?on a<l<trea*ed the crow. I, *aying they had ootne U*r<- to rote?that the* had a right to rate tf 'hey had been there but Ave mlnntea, and be waa not willing to go >mm* without aotlng. which waa reared with cheer* t?IFI .Thckaon then called npno thctn to form Into little haada of fifteen or tweaty, which 'key ?lid i7W. and weal to an o* wa?on NW with Bona, which were dlatrthtitcil nmong the? <7lv and proceeded to load nme of them on the arnoMd (7M. In purauance of .lackaon'i re.|ue?t, they tied white tape or ribhotM In their buttonhole*, ao ae to 'llettngnMi them from dH "a?-o||ttonl?u" (TH Ther afaln 4m man. led that the Jn<tg? a nhnuld f?l(n and. upon their refiie in* to do ?o. ?ma*hc<f m the window. -a?b and all. and ore ?ented their ptatola and (ana to them, threatening to ?boot thew i7t) Someone nn the out?kle rr e.| mil to tK*m not to ?hoot, aa there were pro ?lBTi rr oi?n In trie m? m with (he Judge* (74). They then put a pry nwter the corner of th? (II) F. P. Vaughan. Jonnlan Dartdaon. OS) Wm. Tatca, W Ral coch, I>r John Day i9) K. P Norman Allen, Win. Tate*. Wm. H. Horrmh*. t? W IW.'rler, r. It. k. Ifman Allen. It. N Woo.1, If. t hapmin, Rnitert Pll??l. .* II. Hlantxn. Jonrdatl I???ld?<?n. Wm f>ynn. 4. it. AHho", Ira W Aikley, Hr. John l?ay. A. H WTade, John *. Hank-. H. W MiicVtrf_ <24) K t'hapman, Jotirdan Imrtd'on. (25) K. t hap niMn. (7K\ N. II Ill?nti>n. (JD Nmman Allen. .1 |taTld?m. V) Norman Allea. Wm. Yat??. w B ffornahj, f. W Hab iwk, >?. H Wood. J. l>arld*on, A. H Wade ftpi K P. I^a-t I. >9n> ft It Wiod. ai> B A. t tlMMHlna, *nrmao Allen, H * Wo.?t, C H Pratt. I, M Alihott. (W1 C. W Itahcnrk. Rntu rt Kll|ot?. i.-B) Koher' HMt &*) R W DjMrler f*ft> K. D7l4?iV1*Tt.irman Mien, It N Wood. ?" S Pratt. >. H Ahbott. (*> ff'.rmnn tflen. J, II Ahhott. (S7) K f> l*dd, Ffprtnan Allan, W Wo'id, P s Pratt. 4. N thbott. (Dt)c' W. Hahcock. .f. n Abbott iiurf Halv-^k, It N. Wood, r ,x Pratt. J. It. Abbott (#? H l> l a<4d normm Allen, r W Itnheock. I.tmrni Alien. .1 W. Hank* (II) R p. Irfidd Wormiit' Alien, l.rman Allen, lit) I.Tinan Allrn, K f> l?4d. <43) K I? IjkU, Ira W Arkle*. ft4) R ? l^d.1. C W. nahcock. l.rman Allen, R M Wood, ?l It, .l ihn Uwy. J. riatfcfron, ( harlea Rihlnaon Hfti R. T> UM, (' WT Bar>ro<k, uwAAIIM, f. N Wood. !* H Illati on, J DtfM aotl. I>r .fohn T>er, '?> R P I^dd, C RoMnaon. A H. Wade, J Whitli>ck, J. * Bank-., II W Btn klcy. (I'll W Deitrlcr ft*l 8 N Wood, Ira W trklev (?<l| J pavldaon. 1.K" K P. iJtdd. Kortnan Allen. I.ymat. Allen. t*1) W B llornahT, W Hancock. <" RoWikiwi. (5r Wm Vatea, thomaa llopklna. Ira W Arkler (SA) Ly man Allen. J. I?arldaon. (M) Norman Allen fNIl Norman Allen I.yman Allen. < W Hal.r-rwk. 1* N. Wood. E t hti<man. Thom*? llopkina. OK) JriardM T>ayVI ?on. 'K)4 M. Ahhott. (1*) R p M'M. Nor^n t'.trn Wm Yate? W H llom?hy, O. W ptet*ler r W ?>hco?k f pi,?<in?on P t hapman l.ywan Alleh, J Pttrtam m P H Jt Ww<l t?n tlaltta .tehklna. (*1* F P. I# 1 1 F P. t?d?l. ftVfli \. H 6t' F P Ko-m n KPcti c W Ba'iofx'i o>, >, n..Mn- <i Itit'it" tl'en I. V ;t V. ?f\ > -mi 'A'i rr\ Iiou*?, which *u a toe lions* and lifi ."d U up?frwl<elw and let it tall again (70), but desutrd upOO being told there were pro slavery a icn in the house Di"'nK tline the frowd repeatedly dijnanded to be allowixl ?> rote without being sworn, iind Mr. Klll^m, one of ilw Jadjjes, pressed b:niaelf willing, but Hie other two Judgea rafttaad (77). Thereupon a body of men, beaded by ' HhrrltT Jones," rufhcd iu'o 'Up JuiLicV rouui With cocked platola and drawn bottle knltT* In tlielr band-, and approached HnrK. ii and KanrMty Cmi Jones pulled out i*" watch, aad mid he would glte tai m fire minute* tu realgti or die fil?. When the live minutes had expired :tud the J vdges did ufA resign, Jone , sawl he Would give litem auothe, " minute itn'l no mora (HI). Elhson told bis amtoriatej that If 1*1*7 did not resign there wpald be one hundred whole tired In the' IWJB in le? flan fifteen minutes (SI); and theu Matching u? th ballot tr*x ran etn into the crMrd, holding tip the ballot ho and hurraing tor Mixsparl (CZ>. AHff? that time Buraon ">*? Haitim) were railed out br their fr Irwd*. and 'J* filtered Vrt rottam KJ) Aft Mr H arson went out '* pit the ballot poll beylca in pocket, and loo* th?Ki Willi lim (84); and aa be wi going out Jonen snatched' ioM( patu rT a\hi>' froni him (r*), and shortly afterward cam* out hiirvelf holding th?wt uu, erylntf "Atirrafcfor Mia M>urC' (H0>. After he waMvVrad titer ware ?ot the ytU book* be lot.H a pari/ of mound etjnU il off to take the |>ort book . from It urKni i,r *V. Mr. Murson saw litem coming. ntdM gave tlie bools to Mr. Umberffrr and laid lilin to aUM all in aaothe dlrrrtlo.,1 no us tb'tAlahentJoiiea i*d liia l*Wty (f*si Jobxn an I bia part /ntughi Mr. I'Cberger, took tha poll books wray from him, and Jon.?atook litn tip btfhind lilai'on it horse an ?nMrrled ht, aback n ,?rlM>tiei?(ht)). Alter Jonet- and hi* pomtr had taken Sm)>erg< * back, they went to tin honsr of Mr l.tmsay au t took Judge J oh i A. Wa telield pitanfitii*, and rhr ri ?d'hlin to tV- place >?t electlc*) (S?>), ami made fctpi get up da n **gon and ni?Ve tlmri a speech; i.tter wlilf* thev ptlt a v Lite ribbon t) his ibutonhole uffid let i*bn go (91*. Tney thf 9 cho^t t,ro nev* Judgea, and proceeded with' the elaetlon (9S>. T -?y also tlnTntened H kill the Judges Vthwy did not reee(v<r thtli "Votes will. *ul awea ?ng them. or eli-r resign <Stl). Thtfj aald *> man aho-ild \ote who would aubi to tie saorn ? thai' they Vntild kll any one who would olt * to do ao? "?iho<)f him," "ctit hia gt*a otit," \r. (D3). They s..k! no man shftaM vote tl ? dny unit ?* he*vot.< au'open ticket. ??id was "all right rn the .jaoae" (??). atld tha tf the* could not vote by lair means, ."hey woulu'by foul rvana (tfc). TheJ aatd tliev had aa much j tjht to VJte, If they had been it the Territory two nititites. ai tf tV\ hud bei% there two years. ?%d they would t st e (96) Potrte ?f' the clthtena who tt e.t about fhe wfndomr, but had n < voted when the crowu'cf Misaoiiriana iiia^rhed tip three, upon attempt ing to vo. ?. were d.nven bar i by the mob, or trlvcn ott (91). One of tliei^. Mr. J. M. Macey, \ "as asked If he '?otlld take the 0?lh, and ti, j*ii his replying that he would if tiV judgea re ^ntred It, he aim dragged tlimug t the crowd hv ay from the aolla, amid oMe* of "Kill the d--d nigger thle'y' "<Nit hla ihi'oal," "Te * his heart out," Ac. Afier they ar.? him to the aaitalde of t lie trowd. they atood ar wild him w'MhcMted revol vers and dra\ ti bowle knives one aian putting a 'tnlfe to hia heart. so that Dtodched Irtm, anothi r holding a cik-1 aripMoi to J hi* ear, while aolher strfick at liiin aitli a ilub i9h) The Mia soiirians said t..?y had a right to vott If they had li ?n In tlit* territory but li ?* mtniiles (S)9i. 8om?*aM they had ' ?en hlre<l irt evtne there a M vote, and get a dollar u day, aud Vv li? d, ?Afj would vote tile there tlOU). ffcey said the Huh day ot March waa an important* 4ay. aa 3aa?aa woulil b 'made a slave State uti day ( 1 11 1 i They to leavo In the direction of Mlaaourl in the auvmoon, ?fts*r Ihey had v tied (102), leaving soane 30 orlit an tnal IliB ?niMr where the election was held, to crtard the p< :ta anttl Jler the election waa over (103i. TheefiUena of th??Terri I '*y were not e*ce)?l those u h. . took |iart In t * roob (KM), and a large ji wtion of them did not rote (10ft), Sllvotea \? o> failed there that day, of which b?t aoine :tu we T ettl *?:i.>tTtM>. A against the election made to the g wvrn or <107 ). The returns of the elect Inn ttadetothn go??nor Were lent by the I'oLwnlltee of Klecilona M the l.egislnt irwat 1"V wiee (I(IH). The duplicate returns left In thn ballt tt'bex were taken by F K. L&lev. one of the jiateaa elected by tha Mismnrtens, and were either loot or destroyed In hla . ? imu' (lUlf,' aa that your commlttce have been aoable to tnstti.ue a icjmrlm betwneu the poll Flats and eetaiti* returns of "(Ma dtst5ii?. The testlmon-jr, however, I* unlf ?"m, that not twti 30 ?i tSaae who tolcl tbero that day- ? en- entitled ?" mte. leaving 311 illegal votua. We are satistled (ram th? tes'ituanni that, lArt the actual settlers ahme voted, the free State catna datea ?T>wld have been elected li* a handsome majority THIKIi 01STHK7T ? TF.CmSlH. ftn th* 2Hth i>f Marrti tenon Irom Clay, Jackaon. eiwl lie ward routiUea. M**., tit-gun to come into Termmarh. la vwagoaa, carriage*. and on hurieliat fc, nituHl with fit Oft IiowwMui uiii rnoWm, and with threat*. anil enraitipedi cloae by the (own, and ronimned camping until the day "t flection., Ut>.) The night before the election Mg) m?n were ?uret lii '-010 the ramp ot Mtaaourtann M Uwrrw- (111.) On ttte morning ?*' (he election. before the poll* wara opened, coo* SOU or urlan?. and other* were ci?G?wt?d In ltie. > **? about Um kimac ot Thoata* Stinaoa. where the election t e held, armed wICi bowie knb-a*. re vulvar* ami club* illX> 1 hoy raid the v cauir to rote, aud whip the damned Vaukoa* and wo rid rote wtihout being aworn (113-t Some aatdtlsjr raise (o flare a fight and * anted 'one (114.) Ootane) Haul not Ik. H'i odaoa of Independence. Mo., waa In the room. of tU- ,1 1 ices when they arrived, preparing pollbotiw and tali/ llata, and remained there duruig their Jtm terapta ta organtxe (114.) The room of ihe Judgearaa aim tilhd t>)r munv of the atratiger* (115). The Judge* ca itt not agre ? eoiirerning the oath to l<e taken by theniaelve* mi4 11m- oalh In be administered to the rotor*. Mr. Itiirgeaa <lw airing tiedniiniater llN outli piew rlbed b) (he tlovi rnor ,.ud (he otfcrg l?o judgi .4 onpnamg it (11G). During thla dlar iwm liel wren. tJu- judge*, ? olch laaU-d aome time, (he rrowd cat. aide becn-ae i-vclu-d and nol*i , threatening nnd curinitg 'tr. llurgea*, i lie free Slate judge (117.) Feraona were rent at diflerent time* br the rrowd outxtde Into Ihe room where tSe .'iHtge. erre with threatening mtxaagc*. rapeclaUy naajiat Mr Ultra***. anil ut luat ten minute* were given litem to je p;ui(xe in, or leave; and n.? Ihr Ume paaaad. peraooa ouUde Mould r ?U out the number of Mitiinlu. Ion. ? Mli liu-eala ag.Uaat fcurge*?. If he did not agree to organize ills i At the end of tliat time Ihe Judge* nol being aide lo orwanlae left (ho ream and the rrowd proceeded to elect pane judges and tarry on the elrriiou (USt.) The 'rce f-'.ate jiea generally left lite ground without vol li g, stat ng, there wo* no uae tu their rotlng there (l'Jnt 1 )|C I oil" *ere -o crowded rtitrttig (he (tral pari of the day tha the i ltlr>-ii? octild not get up In the ulnd*<\ to v me ( 111 i Threat ? v ri e nude i-giiiiiNt llir Free H'aii" men (tSCl. In tlie afternoon ll<e Bei k!i in l?|>al: tck waa aitai ketl and drteea ndT hg- ihe li "li A ta .ill In m .oe i all* u " Tekw*. made .i upcei *i t > Ihe nMd, urslwrthei'i itot- and remain on llie ground urtail the i l l * \?ti e i o:.e 1, l"t fi ar the ..boll' inn -t? would covte there In flic fen i or . tid ovi rp"?er them and thu* thev wouM all tlmii I ron t le lor s jldnfl mi flffidavM In a proteai (hi* aet in g lor.h. Ike (koto. Mr. I. urge ? ? ?? ludk'ted by tlie Oraa>i .1 t'l y, fur p> t. in \ . ? It.' 1: Uu: u i maul waa found mora lean Biutiih> ago. and la ?illl j i ti ling, Mt. Burci aa aareV I p; hc<in tn*i inieil wkn hi* arm*' r a a*, or u bat wa* tk It <i Kionv agataat klm (im 4 large majority, four tn one. of tl?*eiaal aattleraof (hat di*(rtcl were wee State mm 124). and thete naMot be (he lnaat dotibt (hat tt none lint the actaaa *? til?a? of the ilHi let had \ >te<l ut that elarUoa. th> free rtiale ramllda'u would bare lieca elected. Thu nuoilvr ut IcgaJ to ter* in ihe dlatrlct, aceoi dtog tn the cenaua ret nrria, wa*IOi Th< total number ot rote* c??t wa? ST1 and ot the?r but ra are ea the rettima. and. (rim the teatunonv and record* we are aattat)- d that not over 40 legal vote* were ca>t at that elect tun A b.xly ot a nine I Mta-mii tan* rune into the ilixtrtct pravloa* to the electing ua 1 enratnp e.t there tint. Itrtore Ihe Ume arrlied fur openlnn pijl*. thr Mueonrian* went tn another than the town appointed for the election, and one of the Judge* ap pointed hr the (inrmor. and two chueen bv the Mlnaourtan*. proceeded to opan the poll* and carrv mi the election lilt). I fce MloMoitiaOi ??kl Iiooe hut |>ro?lavcry an n ?h?tilit vote, and Uin ati nrd to {boot any free f lata ut-in wb<> ahonld < iaa* up lo vote (12T>. Mr Mi-cktce, one of the Judge* elected by the SIlMKoirlJiB*. had a "(ore near the boundary ft?ed l?y the ?ni lamatlen of the tloreroor, while he rnltl\ateda farm tn IIvmiuH. whrre hla faintly lived il*). and wheev Ma legal re ahlenrewa* thi n and la now The Mnwouriaaa aWo held a aide tirctl. ti for fJorcruor of the Temlorr, voting tor Thntna* .!? hu*on, ot Muiw n. e un?-ion (129). Thr tree Suii tm n hud III the poll* under I lie mUtrol of una i raiilrrita. rafuaeit to, ?ml did net, rote (1311) The* annaMtrted a derided majority of the actual nettli r* (l.tli A petit. on. ligned hr a majority of the realdend of the dl*irlel w?? *ent to tlie t mi ernor 1 1M. The whole ntiinlter of voter* In Uiia dlatrlot. aroordlng to tha (eignia n tnrn*. wa* forty aeren, the nuuibar of rule* ran wa* eighty, of whom hut nfleen were realdenta. thr autuher of re*idenla wb?*e natnr* arr on the centua roll*, who del not rote, waa thirty Iwo For Mtr ilayn prior to (be eleetton. ecmpanlea of roan wera or if .mixed In Jarkaun. < 'a?* and flay rountlea. Mo . for the pur piee of ei mljig to the Territory and toting tn tbt* Fifth dla trlrt (IXt.' The day prerlou* lo the election, amne Ml) nr Mleeocrtaaa, aimeil with gun*, plaiola and knlvea. Oame Inti> the Territory and camped? aome at HulHYeek, and o'hera at I'mawatamte ( reek, ilM). Their camp* were about atiteon mllea apart t'n the eienlng before the eleotloa, Jtwlge IHmllton. of the Can* County Court. Mo , rame from the l'oian alamo' Creek ramp te> Hull Creek for till more Ml* ?oartana, a* thry had not i nough there to render the en caoti M ^nln. and atom that number went down there with him. M."fli On the evening before the eleeiKm, I>r ? C. We-lfhll wa* elected in act a* one of Ihe Jndgea of el eel Inn In the Hull Creek precinct in place of on* of the Judge* ap|?.lnted by the (lovemor, who. It wa* aald would nol be there the neit day tl* ) I'r Weatfill waa at Utal time a cltlaen of Jark*on amintr. Ml**ourl (1ST). <>n the morning ?f ihe election the poll* for null Creek pn ctoct ware opened, and ? Itl-ont awanrtng tfce Judge*, they |>rnr?edwd to reeetre the role* of all a ho ottered to rote for the aake of amtearance. would get aemo one tocoaie to the window and offer lo rote, at.d win n **ked In be nwoni hr wnuld pretend to grow angry at the Judge* and would go *war. and In* name would he put down *? hartng offered to role, but rejected, refuatng to be ?worn." Tbta arrangement waa made prertoualy and per teetly nmli r*tor*l by the Judgea (I.*) Hnl few of the reatdenta nl the dunrlct were preaent at the election, and only IS Toted <1.101 The number of rote* c**i In the predact wa* SI*. One MUaourian roted for hiluaelf aad then vi.ied for hi* little ron. hut 10 or II year* idd (I4t? Col Coffer, Henry Totmger and Mr l.yklna. who were roted for and elected to the l^g(? latur*. ware rmtldtnu of Mlaaonrt al the iime(HI) Col Cnf far ?u,'*e>(tten l) married In the Terrtlorr Aller the jxdla were eio*ed the return* were made, and a man. claiming to be a m?gi*(n?ie. certified on them that he had aworn ihe .Iwige* of Election before opening the poll* (141) In the FoUwatamie iwn It Bnr*oo. M. Ramaay, Jamea *. T?nnn. Andrew White I?r It fl Maeer. H M>i*?r Wrn Jaaaee. John A. Waketleld. <K}\ K. O. Macer. (??) II Ituraon ft. Ramaay. J M. Punn, A White, R. II Macey, II Muxxy Wm. Jeaaee. John A. Wakefield t?> J. M. Itnaa. A. White K <1. Marcr. J A Wakefield. ?Wl O. Marer j. A. Wakefteld. (71) J. M Punn. J r Punn A While (T/i K. O. M?eey. (J? t. M Punn. J. f Rare, A. White B. tl Macey J, A. Wake llekl (74) II Hur*on. N Bamaav ff?> J. C. Pnnn <7? H lttireon, N Ha m*e T ). W. Maea, J. C Dmin, A White, B. tl. Marry. H. Mux**, h Jonea, J. A. Wakefield |J7) J. C. Dug, 7*) It. iinr*on. N. Ramaay i7?> II. Bwraaa, R. Ramaay. J. C Iltintt. It Muif). Wm Je**ee itO M Ituraon, K. Ramaiyr. I. Muggy. (*1) fl. B trarwi W. I Ramaar, J. R Maeey. R. MaggJT. W. Je*aee, *. Jonea.M A. Wakefield, in f) II H>ir*on, .1. C Puao fag) II Htiraon. R. I Ramaer:J.C Pnnn. A. WhHe, H. Muggy Wai Jeaaee pH) II Itnreon, Wm. ,lr*are, l!?) II. Hurwtt Ml II Rtiraon. J. M Dunn, K fl. Macey Wm Je?^e. (*7>H. He?*an,R. R*m *rr. t*ei II, HnrtMin. A White u. W t'mberfer. wm Je? ?ee ? "*?! II Bwraaa, N R*maey, A White. K fl. Maeer, O. W I mberger. Wm Je?aee J, A. W?ke4W-id fRO B. Rata aer. J M. Iinnn. A.Whlte. K, O. Maeer <1. W I mberger. Wm Jeaaee J. A. Wakefteld. f?%) B. F. Maaer. (I W fn bifger. J. A Wakefteld. fW) F. Kahey. ? .i < Puna, Wm. Je?ace, J. Janea^ _ (9S) H Hiw?f?i 1 >1 ircy, J. A. Wakehekl. (R?) J. M. Danu. J. C. IMat. A. White, (10) > R R*wi*ay flop J c Punn, A w>n* nm> A White (lit, II Rwraan. (I<W> tl Raraaa, J R Maee. 11 Mmtrr. Me. Jenaa* J A Waketield (K*-i II. Hnraai ?mr> * Jonea. J. A WakelteM. U'*> Daniel Wmria** cMM) F. Kf|l?.) % \ M, Vt'lghan M '. .1. Me'ehcII John J 'flg t * W>?,n nrecinet the MUnouhumi attended the election, and arte. tenttig Mr. rhe*mit, the only Judge preaent appointed . Governor, to induce him lo ie?ign. Hie/ proceeded lo dec 'JMJ other Judge*? one h MiaMiuriatl. and the other a rpaideo *Jf another precinct of tluit district. Tlie poll* were then op Mb **> and nil the Miaaourian* were allow ed 10 rote without beu, ?worn. ? After the poll* were cloaed, and the returns* mart* out far the idgnatiire of the judse*. Mr. rbrinut related t u ttgn them, ax he did not congMer lirm correct return* of Ifijal Voice*. I'ol. < uB?r a re*ldeat of Mlaaoari, hot elected t? the Hanaai I.eglalature tr< m thnt district at that election, endeavored. wife other*, to tmlnee Mr. 4he?mit by threat* fey si/ftt Off retctrWL which be refiwed to do, and left tbe hoinre fin ft* W.-vjr hottM he waa tired at by tone Mlaaonytons. tfeaugh ntA mjureti (]??). There were three illegal lo rma Ififtti vo4< given there that day <144). At the Hig l.*y*r preclnrt, He judge* appomteit by the Uoverrrtr met at \W Um? appointed, and proceeded to open tu?r nn!U. after being inly* Worn After a few vote* had' hew received; a! party fdMttaiourlaiw eaRie in* the yart or the hntlse WWW ! the election w*a hel4, and unloading a wagon tll!??4 WUh'anm atarked fbeir guna in the ytved. and rtmo tty to the via dow 11 nd demanded1 to be admitted to rote. Twd' ? Hie judgei decided lo rcceiv their tftttea, whereupon the third Ji.vtge. Mr. J M. Arthur reatgned, and another vrat 4-hoM-n in hl*plaee. t'(b Vouutr, nelthren of MI^Kiurt btlt 1# , umdidate for and electe-f-to the IVi ?torlaU<ti??latnT letuw#, \ 'tr. prevent ??d voted in the precint He elalmd that all Mia m >i4-i*na u Lo wre preae/H 011 the <la/ot ele^fic* Were entittaV lo vate. Hut tHrty or foit> of the cltl ?n? of the precinct vntw pn '?*nt. and mmy of then *4ld not vif* (145) At the Mttla Sun "* precinct <ie election ?reined tc'Mve' bee-* cottdoiMai' falrl.Wtiid there * free Htate tiajorlty W?* pofled (Mt) Pro Wt the t> *4itriony, the-wbole dm. art appearrto hire bain largHf tree .Slate, and had nope b* actual sutlers voted, therm** Htate 1 '.aididatea v> iuld lmve b?*n elected b) a Urge majority - From a "nrefltl exatftiiutloto or *\e te*tlinc4* and tne recorda.. we lind thnt Irrati art to '?!& legi.' vole* wer fipdlfrd. outl of tan, tlie total iBunber giv*% in the [,*elncta of the Fifth dtatrtot. Of the 1<>?1 votes ca #, the free h^ie cnndirbtes receiv<?d 1st 81 XT II JWTKICT? -?DItT HCCTT, A conipa4T*'f eitizrna from M 4pouri, uirttly from Rateaf ? eonuty. < u.Tt? into th ? diairict t. ? da>" befwe the elecBo*. ) tome ralnpi W ?nd olht putting u-\.at the puMtc liouae (Ifl) ! They nuinU .?rl from luu <m Jl) 1 1 i,-i and cam 1 at ??jon>iM an miraebaca; ewrrylrg .Vtr jirovl?l. la and ic?i with them, %nd were ger^fally ivmi 4 with pint if. They declared tiM*r Onrpoaeto vo*i wd elan 1M the rlgb* *0 do ao They went te the ixiilk gene -%Hj in ania^ibodlea, w *1 ticketi Inlb.-ir liaiMkL M\4 rriiny, if retail. TOteii. In wime *oea they i*fCiared that l>e*y had voted, i?d gave t >ttr reuaonn tar ao doiiif. Mr. Aa di won, a pro a. #fe*) candi flU* fur the .^aglalalurt . endeavor ectedlaniiade l.i#Btti-rrslil'i1t? from at&g. bec atac he aM n^'w tali the elec fan loniestt fTltO1 fThl"'*#rHOu, lir*v*ver, (a at ted upon voting aad upon Hi* right to w, and d a ao. Na otipwaa challeu ad ?r awor /aad ullv IM whodntred I*. (r^taf SMI vote* UNt, not ov< ?f14W were .tail, and .Ml 64 at thftw named in tl ? amaua t. dm one u Hbh befor.? by Mr. It: *er, the randi 'atw for Ci Keil, voted Many of Ae free hu>"" men did not \ but you-'ennimltte (atiatled* that, at ' the 'ogal vote* caat, l)i<? proaJai itf eandld n? receive"! a ma- ' jort f. Mr. Anders a. one of th -a* rilndldit'ait wiut an uuoar rie< ? m. who earn to** the dial trt Irotn tWiocrl n few day* bet(<*4l the election, . at hoarded a the puliw fcoute until taa day ?tnrlhe e lectio w tie then 'auk with Jim the pott liata, and 'M ntA return to ^ott tir. RtlieOcca twn.ef a Imrtirraa the w<wk before the Hraiibn of OWelier 1, l-*M> He voted at that drfittton, and alt rl left, am ha* not nam been ia tka dialrH* ?. A Will Ian ?. the othei "jiro alavtf tundidale, at 1 the liriw the e'ectto. "? had a rial atu Uie T -viiUiry, but lua legal r *ntence wa* not Ikrre until K ler the. e! *11* HI . WTH Dllf UOT.' From two to three hu. tred mea fr am the St. n nt Miaaoa*< Came i 1' wagon* or or > boraebark '? the etc itl m grouud at hwitrer'm Creek, In the teventh dtc.^ct, and 1 rtewaaped near the polln u? the day prei -atuig the el ftten Tl ojrwere arm ed with uijlola and otlrw weapon*, and decta-vuMheir pur poae to Mlt tn order I " *ecurc tl). eleetlou < a.jiraalavery niemberr ? Tbey *ald the -f were diaa pointed ii-uot tlndion more VbiMeea Ihere, ant!1 that they hrougH more naM than were neceaaary to c auterbalan e their v *e. A nuaa- ? her of thwn wore badge?of blue ril bon. with MiMla, aad1 the coniii my wer? under Ae direction at leader* They te clared their Intention to < atuluct thet aelie* peacefully, un le*a the rrnilriit* ol the TWrrltory att anptcil I, *t?p 'ln? In m voting. Two of the iiulgea of Klectlon "painted by Goverwir itai-ter refnae<l ?? a, rve. w lwreupon two otheea were appoHted In their at tad l>jr the . Dvit of Mlaaourlaaa who aurro *4H the polla. The newly appointed Judge* reflwad lo :ak? the oath gaaaertbed by (wmw ReeJer. but made aw lO'luit tin tunvlvn. A-wlrew J.^acon re questi'd eac 1 voter to awtae if he had \ claim la tb?- Tarn lory, and if be bad voted hi aaother dlatr ct. The J uatgee dm not take tne .inh 'prexvtbe H but were worn lo ?e<*4ve aJi legal voiea. The Miaaouriana voted w Itkom buiaa awata. They M. J Stickle* Air i'ouiicli. and M. tV. MrUa* lor repreaennave They U4t the erenia*. ol thif elecUeB. Home of Iher wHKed on horaetiaek for Lawreaea, aadkey aaM tiie\ roukl be ?4lere before mgbl: -and all vwnt the way thaw cione. Tbe ranaaa Mat abowa H legal vonr* ln- tha ilhtriat. 2U vutaa wera aaai. o4 tbeae. M6 were 1 iwamt'a 17 a* wtun Weru In the dliu-KV when the nmaua waa ?wV<an ttbft* llnm a of the reetdeut* pivaeat at the puiia did not vi4a. .le dfcnaa- tt ureleaa. t'ai.dmate* declined to run on th* tree h'^tw lickat, becnuae they v?*? ntiwilltng to run the rtK tiw oial a conti at. It beuty kaowa that a groat many wore , ,aag up from Miaaouii 1 1 vote (151). Nearly all the wttb-i * ware frea Slate men. a:id23 af the 2S legal volaa glvewwaee out for Urn only free Stat ? cunjidale 1 tinning Moblllc Mctiee. wlw wan declared elected Kepre*en'*tlve, had a c|a!n?a aawmiU aad a liouae In the T*r?liorv? and he wa* the -* j art (if. ttv? liaat bui hia legal r wtdvrrt I* now and w it* then. Jnar We*fport, Mi*aouri. wh n b* own* and voadueu a ?a iwit'.e fbrm, and where hi* tauat< rcaidea KIUIITU DIMTBICT. ThU waa att <ihed to die Seventh diatriet 'or .a tueraiwr of Ik* fViunell and a /wirrscutaUve. and It* vow w<u* 1 u: rolled bf lite illegal lot* ->*> thru The eenall* allOWa It) Vote* lu II vote* were < *-.1. 0! whom a majori'y vole* the tree Mtal* Urket JtlNTH PIHTUICT. Fort Kill * nod f'.tw tier ate In llila d telnet Th* UM'i-r placa waa *rl*rtrd by Ikie (lovrruor ?? the ii-nipti-urj ra>ltai. and he .U^iswil tm-rr in expend Dim aum* ap|>! priaiij liy <>*a vri win itw i . jr'iu lion in (tillable houemi t?* the l.r/toulara. A giHul ileal at 'uuMlng w then lirlnn Jaee al IV fori nuar ?if. For Hirer peiwuia n number of tiii-i-h.tciflg, tn?.aUy froag ! lr?,il*. ruiur Into thla tiatrut In M?irid>. 1*4. to aeefc ? O't !i < room MJIri'l Ihfw volnl it I lie ?i?ction The row -?r "i Hon lit Ike ? ipltal wita tirat jxntpuneil. i!m UMndnnad, ?ml 'null* tic (til I.f i lie tow nviu ilrek. ?J by the llli i Milj i f War, tube wllhlu the military rt.*i>?Uiu^ Fori Klley, eoiiie or (tie i n-vl II.INU returned lo the Wwlea, ;*arl aoute mtit to o?her pari* .4 Ihi- Territory Your raQMglttee tln<1 that tha^ ? ante n* ernlei*. intending in remain ah each and were ea ltl. il lo vote ilS.' TINTH Di.TRICh In ihla <li?Mrt ten jieri-ntin belonging lo the Wyaodott trtoa of lndlat* voted. 1 hey were of thai rjin w ho under ihe law were entitled to ve*e. but their ri'*l>%nce ?iu in Wyaodott Vll'age. at ISe iihumIi of the Kkiimm rtrer and they had mm iiglit til lutein lii;a d-lrut. They \>gud tbfc i t*?vrry lute* 1I6.D. F.lercn Btcn recently frotn Pc-jar I vanla roted the frea Maiellrkel From ihe ieatliuoii> lima had not. at the tune of the e!r<Ui tj. an iaulilt?hed (heir reailt-nrr aa tu h?re rniMJgM Ibein III v >te . IM). In both lhe?e Hnaaea of eaiva 'he ,f n Igna I muiined tga toiera under iialb aoO ul rwc.l tltra In Tote, awl In all ie???-ta Ibe election aeentu In have been conducted fai rir 1 hi rejection of Kith would m* hare changed the reaoA. Thla ai. 1 the Kigliili elecllua diktat foinu.l m.e ie|?ia?rata lire dtotcict? and *?? the only on* to which iV iniaalon froan Mtaaouri did not aai* ud M*T8 PUitKUT. The fch. l(*h and Itih ami IMh election diatH' ta. being aM ?parnety aettled were auacbeJ together x* a ('ixiartl diauict, and iht llih and ISh aa a KepreaeataUte diaiatrt Tbta riea ?lon d'?trt?t la en mllm north fnun l'awnee nod 130 mile# froa* kanaan t'Hy Ii la the Bi<nhwe? aeUleweal in Uh> Terrttary, and rantatned. when the oewua waa takr a. haw J* tnbabtiaatl^ i< a huBi U were T??era. Thete wa? ua thaday at eleettoa a* white aetlletneal about Mar>nvitl? lh* p?ce ot tiHIqc, for ?t mliea. rirrpt that M.-irabnlt ami (tlahop tent a alore and ferr* al ihe rrnaNnn of Ihe Itlj hhtc and the ralifurnla road (IM>. V#nr eoaiailttee were anahl* ii> |ir??<?re wltttexea rr.wn IhU ? llalrl<'l IVraoua w ha were prewal at the eW<lon were dulw aitmmoneil by ?? uBlrnr and aotonf Ihrta *W f i. MarMML 'he tntmber of the tiouae fruoi ihat iltatrlai t>a hia return Uta . ? Brer waa arre?t< d unit detained, an'l urr%iu beailng Ita nairira dfk'ine of the a ttoeaaea aammun'-d were atopped near l.e'"< miiti'n. a ail dM n'ii'appi-ar before ihe Maaimtttee The ra turna alu>w that tn delWare Ihe Ouei-raar'a prorlamaUon, ihr rottni waa riaa mre, inatea.: of by baUU ? nataaa ap pear U|ivn ibe p<iiU><M>ka. aa Totiaa. aa>t by emnpann* Iheaa namea with 'boar on ife ceiuna r ?. w? tuid that but mtrm m Ihe latter \ oted Tbnrraon voted far aa % n roteil fbr aa Bev<reaenlJaiTe. f, prof the ator* al Martanlle aatf . bwt hi" family llre<l la Wealn%? J. Ware hall, waa rh|ar?iwner i waa thrrr aometlmra HMti. .lohn Itonaldana the randnialr ?ot#d fnr fair the Couartl. lived lp Jachann roualy. MlaautaritlCi <>n the day after the election. Mr M ?r?hall. wlih twenty tr* or thirty meatrota * eaton. Mo., waa on the way from Karya vllle to tha Stale Hume of the pari) totd a w Itneaa who hat formerly realded at Werton thai ther ware up at MarravlB ami carried tha day foe Miaanurt and thai ih*? hj road about liW rotea. Mr Marahall paid the Mil al that point fcv th* partv There doea not appear to hare been My emigration tat.i lhak dtatrtct In March iMft. after the cenaua waa taken. and Jud* in| from the beat teat In the power of roar c.mmiiter 'hern wtt? but eeven le|al vntea raa< In the dlatrict. aad Ml Illegal. Tmti.rrH ninrmnT. The election In tfcui dlairtet waa caadneted fairly, Na coBiplaml w aa made that illecal vntea were raat. THIITRKTR niariBCT. rrethwai to the day <4 elerttua ?e> eral huadreda at Ml? amirlaria f?om Platte i lat Koone t llntoa. and Howard caoa ilea cane mtn the rilatrtrt In wagona aad on horaebach, aaA ramped there I If" They were anne.! with anna. raroJ i m a> and, bow le hnlvea, and bail baitgea of hemp in their butlna hoiea and eleew here about tbelr peraona il ?' They rlalaaa* to have a rt?ht to rnte from tbe laet that they werntbeaa al the (round, and bad. or intended to make, rlalma In the Terri tory. ahhriujih their famlllea were In Mlaaonrt iltui Ihe .tad?e> appointed by the tloremor opened lh* potla uA aome prfnona offered to vote, and when their vntea were ra Jeeted on the (round that they were not reaMeata at Ihe dto 'lict. Ihe crowd threatened to tear the bouae down If Uha .liid^ea did not leave (1CI). The Jndfea then wftltfrew teUaC ihe pall hooka with them (MS) The crowd then proceeded %m ?elect other peraona lo act aa Jttdgea. and the ?leattoa went oa lM). Thoae prrnoni voun* who were (worn MM atki d tr Ihey eonaidered themaelrea realdrnM of the dtelrict. and IT they aald they did they were allowed to rote (|M). Hut few the reetdenta were preaent und vnted dW and the free ?a Ma men aa a (enetel Dime iIhI nid role il**' litei ihr rtana got ihri urh voting ihey returned hrunc ilCi. K foraal rt turn waa made by the 'udfa of Klerlkw aeUtnfl out tlw?k fncta. but It waa mil vertfte*. Th* numbar ? f legal votera Uh. 'Me dlatrM waa N. of w horn a majority were free "late >afti. (If theae ? voted. The intal number of vniaa oaat waa MM POi'trrMRNTM DlfrfnifiT. It waa generally riunored In thla dMrtrt to* ?'??* dafa ba? . hire the election that ihe were matlnc fcear Ha vote (lfl*> Prevloua tn the elepthm nica from. Mtaem ^ I ?aaaa Itilo Ihe dl?lrtd and rlertloneered for the pri.ala?ery candle. t*t>'? i lM? 'len mm R ltclii?.w? m l a partt the nointnaUone In one af the pi i? wy utoeMoaa (IJto HTHH OAK paK? ft?0l'. Brreral hundred Ml?"<"irian? r< "n Hu- bana?, Ptntua Andrew countlm Mo InohKtlng a great man* of ihr proaal nent etUrena of ? Joaaph. r^n* talo Ihla pceatowt tha day ha-4. fore and on tbe ihir of election. In "fag una and on ho*w?, IM| encamped there iljl). Irrangemaato were made lh?W?a>^ croaa the ferry at HI. JoarphL frae of enaage Uvtfc*aia*itMM ,i;r They were armad with bwwla hal^ea and. ulatula. nag and rtflea (T7M t?n tha naoram* of tb? ctoaoon, liafrae Saaaw raitdldaira rr ?lined la a hudy, an "roovat of 'h? gr'aance 4 ihe large number 4 an??4 MhamrhM, nl a hwk tha ?*a*T 4 cheered and bnrra*^ i l/enomt H t. limit n r W?atf*IL.!. W Wllaaa. (HI n? HI- Wa^all, J M Hear ha rl 1 1?* l>r. fe C WaaMall (1?i Wm Che-nut n?i Ww. fbaagui lt?? Ja*ie? * Arthttr. ilMtf W HaaUn _ _ _ _ . _ _ _ (117 > !??"? BamiMaa.*. ?. <a*M. F. B _ rat (ItfeJ C AadewmtK tIMh.litaeaA N*?irt. Wr H Meee ftjl Wm F John j 0KT> M^gan**, M. W. Wltaea. A. H. Reader. C M \ ai*rr*Ma Jggefh Itowarl, llM)*^. <)rt>ora. laaac r*t\W> AuttwlM Bat?r. (l?i Anguatna Baker , j "itv!" J. *. Maaa . W. M Ooodwln, t>r Jamca W? ? Mtnard. fhartoa Hardh <IM? ?' " * '' tlgodwla. ilfm J H Boa*. Dr. J- KfJ fltll) J . H a fharlea Ilardh, A, a (I?? ?? H lloaa, (.!??,. (W> -f B. Hn-a W Vl Ooodwrt )?r J.MI% K that A. Ml itoH.C, H?rdh 0 M Drer O P. ,-bbe ' 44, M. < handler ,IM)J It Una* J Mah>w It ' handler, C Hardh. O B. ,cbha it*>.fTM. Moan. Or T. "(MM llent. FarMM- .J' an H Whl>cl?M^, AHVed I *reen<v. (Ida. He Ml Harding W n <r,t P Hall. *M ?>. A. CitHe*. (I?% iV (I A. fuller. (I7I< A A tami' ar R Rk-l?gr>l*0?|, Henlamm Ha-llnf. t 1t Whiehga-', ,i (f f trlev. V EHMWr. Wlllix I P Ka|, 0> El" UIil