WHITE CLOUD. Three of the Indiana Lanes are now prominent men in different parts of the Union, and occupy different positions before the people. Henry S. Lane is the leader of the Republican part in Indiana, working might and main against the admission of any more Slave States. Gen. Joseph Lane is in Oregon, figuring for her admission as a Slave State. James H. Lane is in Kansas, a sort of Ishmaelite, whose hand is against everybody, and everybody’s hand against him. He occupies a position, geographically and politically, nearly midway between the two other Lanes, but nearest to the one in Indiana. In Congress, he voted for the Kansas-Nebraska bill; and afterwards came out here, to assist in the inauguration of Squatter Sovereignty. But becoming disgusted at his own work, he joined the Free State ranks, in which he has continued ever since.
The White Cloud Kansas Chief, White Cloud, Kansas. Thursday, September 10, 1857. Page 2. © Transcribed by Maxine Smith for the Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies, Inc.