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ded, and put. It was carried, of course, as a harder punishment would as easily have been, if the major or any other solid citizen had made the suggestion. Mr. Stearns--The meeting has decided that the prisoner be tarred and feathered. Mr. Hughes, a brutal ruffian, added--And lighted. Another hoarse voice exclaimed: Let's hang him; it's too good for him. [Does the reader know what lighted means? The proposition was to set the tar on fire, after it covered the body of the prisonerggested a spectator. No, it's better to put them on in handfuls, said another voice. Four ruffians (all men of social position,) took hold of tile ends of two long poles, of which they made a rude St. Andrew's cross. Sit on there, said Mr. Hughes, pointing to the part where the poles crossed, and addressing the prisoner. Why, they're going to ride him on a rail, said a voice beside me. Serves the d — d scoundrel right, returned his companion. Yes, replied the voice, he ought to
d takes prominent part in a border ruffian meeting at Leavenworth. by which a Vigilance Committee is appointed, who notify all Abolitionists to leave Kansas, and drive several of the Free State men out of the city. lie subsequently appointed Lyle, one of these ruffians (who participated in the tar and feathering of Phillips), clerk of his court, and refused to strike his name from the roll of attorneys, when a motion to that effect was made by Judge Shankland. He appointed Scott Boyle and Hughes, two brutal ruffians engaged in the transaction, to other minor offices in his court. July, 1855. Published a letter to the Legislature, indorsing their action, and declaring (before any case was before him, and, therefore, extra-judicially), that their conduct and enactments were legal in every respect — thus, without precedent, prejudging a point of law which might subsequently have involved, as it did involve, the legal rights and titles of thousands of citizens. Aug. 30. Invited