NEWS FROM KANSAS, Gov. Walker at Lecompton --- Arrest of Gen. Lane --- The Appointment of the Territory, &c.

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“News from Kansas,” New York Daily Times, 1 June 1857, p.1.
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NEWS FROM KANSAS

Gov. Walker at Lecompton --- Arrest of Gen. Lane --- The Appointment of the Territory, &c.

Special dispatch to the New-York Daily Times.

Lecompton, Thursday May 28, via Jefferson City, Mo., Saturday, May 30,1857.

Gov. Walker arrived here Monday. He makes no speeches to the Squatters, but gives them wine and whiskey paid for by the City Government.
Gen. Lank was arrested on Tuesday for assault and battery, with intent to kill-an old affair. He made a political speech in the evening, to 1,500 persons.
Charles Faggett, the murder of Hoppes, last summer, is in prison, and in chains, awaiting trial, which commences on Monday. Judge Lecompton refused to admit him to bail. SIGMA.

(From another correspondent)

Lecompton, K. T., Thursday, May 28.
Governor Walker arrived in Lecompton yesterday. He was received quietly. He read his inaugural. It was a long paper, and declares that the Territorial laws shall be enforced. It criticizes the action of the Free-State men, and declares that the position taken shall be maintained by the whole force of the Government.
A Convention was held here to nominate candidates for Constitutional Delegate and Surveyor-General. Calmoun Jones, of the Union, and a man named Bolling-alleged Pro Slavery-were nominated.
Gov. Walker passed through Lawrence on his way here and assured the people there that everything should be fair.
(From our regular telegraphing reporter)
St. Louis, Saturday, May 30.
The Lecompton correspondent of the Democrat says the apportionment will disfranchise one-half of Kansas, and that only twenty out of forty counties will be represented in the Convention. Some counties, where no census has been taken, are allowed a representation on the list of voters on the old election books, and other counties have written to acting Governor Stanton for election precincts. He replied that he could do nothing, there being no law to supply the omission.
A card has been published, signed by 62 prominent persons, urging the State Legislature reassemble on the 9th of June and complete the State organization.


Correspondence, St. Louis Republican
Gen. Henry arrived at Fort Leavenworth on the 15th inst. Col. Johnson, with a strong command, started yesterday to run the southern boundary line of Kansas. Major Sedgwick, I understand, with a portion of the cavalry regiment, will leave tomorrow for the Cheyenne country via the Arkansas River. Col. Sumner, with another portion of this regiment, is expected to leave on the 20th for Fort Laramie. Their movements are directed against the Cheyenne Indians, who inhabit the country along the foot of the mountains between the Platte and Arkansas Rivers, and who, during the last year, have been committing many murders and outrages.
Acting Governor Stanton’s proclamation is issued, giving the result of the Census, as follows:

Dis. Counties Number legal voters Whole population
1…. Doniphan……………………………………1,086 4,120
2…. Brown…………………………………………206 no returns
2…. Nemaha……………………………………….140 512
3…. Atchison………………………………………504 2,807
4….Leavenworth…………………………………1,837 5,529
5…. Jefferson………………………………………555 no returns
6…. Calhoun……………………………………….291 885
7…. Marshall………………………………………206 415
8….Riley…………………………………………..353 no returns
8... Pottawatomie…………………………………..205 no returns
9...Johnson…………………………………………496 890
10... Douglas……………………………………..1,318 3,728
11… Stawnee………………………………………283 -----------
11… Richardson……………………………..no returns -----------
11… Davis…………………………………...no returns -----------
12…Lykens………………………………………...413 1,352
13. ----------…………………………………..no returns -----------
14. ----------…………………………………..no returns -----------
15. ----------…………………………………..no returns -----------
16…Liou……………………………………………413 1,821
17. ----------…………………………………...no returns -----------
18.Bourbon, McGee, Dorn, and Allen……………….648 2,622

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Total …………………………………………….9, 251
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