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JX. faskyr, Editor and proprietor
Office-Washindon Street, Third Door Soulh of Jaclson.
Terms .-One Dollar jind Flftj Cents is leasee.
MILLEltSBURG, IIQLMES COUNTY, OIHQ THURSDAY AUGUST 21, 1856.
THE REV WEEK ENOUGH TO DO.
' , Ami (stlwitaclngat Bta (or ita ml '
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r:'. 'lUnKtKfnmllw, ,
. V 1?"TWra'aorkrooagh toao."
- ' ' '
: Tar rarara an4 ftoapraadioa; Tina, .'
ut I.- Tto Maria the graaa, ,
Tb nmw aiua tad the eglantlnr. :
The ut, wttbla ila carera arp, ' '
j VawMttfaa labor too,
' WritnwMili tier haaa ,
. TklasrttfarirIUker'a will,
Bw wri to their cara,".
. Var Xatora'a whl aerer Mill .
'I Profrrr tr rtmnl
:,. Ta. Iraraa tbxt tortar ia Ihe air,
' Ab4 ium btoaei
W aolroa troth to nu drckue
7 -Tberr'i work esoagh to do."
Who thro cut ukrp when all arownp
la active, fresh ami frne?
- Khali ana rreatiaa'a lord be iaana .
- OareoartaaawaHeraarB the SeW -If
oiea woM eeareh them through.
That heat of sweeta and labor TieM,
; And Smrk eaoagh to do.1 !
. . To have a heart for thoae who worpt
. Tjs aottiah drankea win;
' ' To rearm all tbe children deep
-; 1 n anoraace and via;
. : To help the poor, the hungry fortl,
: , To give hint eoat and aboe;
. To ere that all eta read and write .
la "work eaoogh todo."
The tint ia ahort, the amid ia aide.
And BWrh haa to be done;
:Thia wowTroaa earth and all ita pride
"C J . Will TanUh with the ann!
' The loaieata tj eet lightnuig'a wlogaf
... And liA'a WBorrtain, too;
" Wr're none to watte on foollah thiags
'There' work enoogh to do."
: 'i "War ahoald all tanaen, cbkkea raiacr
... i., fjoeat take? I do, 1 'apce,
BeraaetireTfT grain of nwlta
Tbetr'reaore to git-e arECBir
-Wklle, daaghtrr, whiitle, and Jim ahull hare k cow."
f an wbiatled in mj life, and I woa't wbfctle aw."
" "WMatle, daaghtrr, whittle, and ton ahall bare a man."
f .j" 1 nrrer whiatled ia my liie-bat XVt whiatl if I caar
. Toaipraiard his friend, who changed hi (tate,
j - " For binding Butt himself to Kat
' In anion ao diHne;
rdlnrk'a the aad of life," he cried;
Too trae, alaaT aaid Jack, and rigbed,
" Twill be the end of mine."
. Pnu or PnarnjT, The following eootalnaumnch
ITher anad grow bright, and idle word grow dull;
Where jails an ewipt, and wbore barn are fen ;
lThaac charehBtha are with freqwrot feet oatwora;
Im eoart-ranl weedr, cileataiMl foriora;
k"hare doctor foot it, and farmcra ride;
Where age abroad, and jroath fai nmltiplied;
Whare theae aigna are tbey ctrarlir itidkato
A happy people and a ffl gOTomed atate.
About Girls' Names.
; If you nj M.very precise man and wish
rrirl nanwd Ann-, for we hve the author-
it j of LindJoy Hurray, and oUiers, tLat "ait
if an indffiniw article." .
If you wobW like to ha-e a wife who is
."ww "of a thousand," ya should marry an
Emily or opt Emms, for y printer can
tell you that beta's" are always coauted by
- If you do Hot wish to have a bustling,
fly-about wife, you should not marry one
. named Jenny; for every cotton spinner
knows that jtiuue are always on the go.
If you marry ono named Margaret, you
. may confidentially expect that she will
jnd her days on the gallows; for all the
work! knows that "days" wore made for
hanging. . ,
The most incessant writer, fa the world
is he who is always bound to Ad-a-line.
You may adore your wife, but you will
r Jf le surpassed, in love wlten your wife is a
f' . Dora.
' ' : ; Unless you would have the evil one for
r tatbttr-itilaw, you should not marry a lady
I named Elizabet h, for the devil is the lather
r of Lisse (lies.)
If tou wish to succeed in life as a porter,
' you should marry a Caroline, and treat her
. Very kindly, for so long as you continue to
do this, you will be good to Carry.
Many men of high moral principles, and
, who would not gamble for the world, still
' Lave not refused to take a Bet .
f3T In the Island of Trinidad there is a
; lake of pitch, or of water covered with pitch,
. which is about a mile and a half in circum
ference. At the sides the pitch is cold
and hard, but at the middle H m seen to rise
iu boiling slate. The material is highly
cvHnbustible, but flows through the grate
bars and escapes when used in any ordinary
manner for tueL A patent has recently been
taken out for mixing wood ahavings with
the pitch, and thus rendering it manageable.
If such lake existed smongany of the hills
in New England, we fancy some way would
be found of making it available. .
f3T We see it stated in the Colbome
Transcript, that there were some 15,000
white fish caught by one sein on Presvue
Isle Point, and the night before aIout
fKK). The 15,000 were large, fine fish,
V4)rth about about $12,000 as they were
taken out of tint water. A pretty good
. night's work for eight or ten men.
" fS" The London Daily Xeie describes,
tit rather neglects to describe, an improve
' ment in the telegraph, recently patented and
tested cm a line 160 miles long, which w
capable of sending several messages at once,
inthesamedirec.tm,onasingle wire. The
inventor is Mr. Bernstein, of Berlin. The
Netoi editor has seen it in operation in
ronnection with the printing teh-graph, and
the messages were printed siinultaneously
as fast as delivered. He anticipates a revo
lution in telegraphing, and cheapening of
Ihe rates, in consequence of the invention.
' f&T We are informed, says the Du
TvuqiM Erpres, that th-re is a cavern near
D corah, so sittiatod that the water which
iifJL'. falls from it roofs in Winter is frown, and
,3P i h is the amount of ice formal that it
r. r - ' . t . . t .
tTfv! w citiz-Hii o mai place in oiimmer
with the hiMiry of ice from a natural ice-
The People's Platform.
;. The following is the Platform adopted
by the Peopks'sJConvention, which assem
bled at Philadelphia, in June last. Read
it, and contrast it with the Pro-Slavery,
Nigger Driving Platform, adopted at Cin
This Convention of Delegates, assem
bled in pursuance of a call addressed to
the people of the United States, without
resard to past political dinerences or di
visions; who aro opposed to the repeal of
the Missouri Compromise; to the policy of
the present administration ; to the extension
of Slavery into free territory; in favor of
the admission of Kansas as a free State; of
restoring the actum of the Federal Govern
ment to the principles of asliington and
Jefferson; and for the purpose of present
ing candidates for ihe offices of President
and Vice f resident do resolve:
Resolved, That the maintenance of the
principles promulgated in the Declaration
of Independence and embodied in the Fed
eral Constitution, are essential to the pre
servation of our republican interests, and
that the rights of the Stales must and shall
be preserved. -
Resolved, That, with our republican fa
thers, we hold it to be a self-evident truth
that all men are endowed with the malien
able right of liberty and the pursuit of hap
piness, and that the primary oliject and ul
terior design of our Federal Government
were to secure these rights to all persons
under its exclusive jurisdiction; that as
our republican fathers, when they had
abolished slavery iu all our national terri
tory, ordered that no person shall be de
prived of life, liberty, or prosperity, with
out due process of law, it becomes our du
ly to maintain this provision of their Con
stitution against all attempts to violate it
for the purpose of establishing slavery in
the Territories of the United States, by
positive legislation prohibiting' its exist
ence or extention therein.
Resolved, That the Constitution confers
npon Congress sovereign power over the
Territories of the United States for their
government, and that in the existence of
this power it is the right and imperative
duty of Congress to prohibit in the Terri
tories those twin relics of barbarisin--slave-
ry and polygamy.
Resolved, that while the Constitution
of the United Slates was ordained by the
people in order to form a more perfect un
ion, and establish justice, insure domestic
tranquility, provide for the common de
fence, promote the general welfare, and se
cure the blessings of liberty, and contains
ample provisions for the protection of the
life, liberty, and property of every citizen,
the dearest constitutional rights of the peo
ple of Kansas have been fraudulently taken
from them; their territory has been invad-J
ed ' by an armed force; spurious and pre
tended legislative, judicial, and executive
officers have been set over them, by whose
usurped authority, sustained by the milita
ry power of the government, tyranieal
and unconstitutional laws have been enact
ed and enforced, the righU of the people
to keep and bear arms has been infringed,
testoaths of an extraordinary and entang
ling nature have been imposed as a condi
tion of exercising the right of suffrage; the
right of an accused person to a speedy and
publie trial by an impartial jury has been
denied; the right of the people to be se
cure in their persons, houses, papers and
effects against unreasonable search and
seizure, has been violated ; they have lieen
deprived of life, liberty and property with
out due process of law; the freedom, of
speech and the press has been abridged;
the right to choose their representatives has
been made of no effect; murders, robberies
and arsons have been instigated or encour
aged, and the offenders have been allowed
to go unpunished v that all these things
have been done with the knowledge, sanc
tion and procurement t)f the present na
tional administration, and that for this high
crime against the Constitution, the Union,
and humanity, we arraign the administra
tion, the President, his advisers, agents,
supporters, apologists and accessories, ei
ther before or after the fact, before the
country and before the world, and that it
is our fixed purpose to bring the actual
perpetrators, of these atrocious outrages
and their accomplices to a sure aud condign
Resolved, That Kansas should be im
mediately admitted as a free State of this
Union, with her present free constitution,
as at once the most effectual way of secur
ing to her citizens the enjoyment of the
rights and privileges to which they are en
titled, and of ending the civil strife now
raging in the Territory.
Resolved, That the highwayman's plea
that "might makes right," embodied in the
Onstcad Circular, was in every respect un
worthy of American diplomacy, and would
bring shame and dishonor upon every gov
ernment or people that gave it their sanc
tion. ' '
Resolved, That a railroad to the Pacific
Ocean, by the most central aud practica
ble route, is imperatively demanded by the
interests of the whole country, and that
the Federal Government ought to render
immediate aud efficient aid in its coast mic
tion, and as an auxiliary thereto to the im
mediate construction of an emigrant road
on the line of the railroad.
Resolved, That appropriations by Con-
fress for the improvement of rivers and
arbors of a national character, i-orjuired
for the accommodation and security of an
existing commerce, arc authorized by the
Constitution, and justified by the obliga
tions of the Government to protect the
lives and property of its citizens.
Resolved, That we invito tho affiliation
and co-operation of tho men of all jtfirties,
however differing from ns in other respects,
in support of the principle herein decla
red ; and lnjlieving that the spirit of our in
stitutions, as wili as the Constitution of
our count ry, guarantee liberty of conscience
and equality of rights among citizens, we
oppose all legislat ion nffecl ing their security.
A white man was hauled up to the
whipping-post iu Norfolk Virginia, the
other d!iy and received fifteen lashes for
From the Wellsborough (Pa.) Agitator.
Letter from Hon. Phillip Dorsheimer.
We tale great pleasure in publishing the
followurnfcniter from Hon. Philip Dorshe-
imer,'of Buffalo, New York, so pertinent
is it to the question at issue,and soon to
be pronounced upon at the ballot-box.
Mr. Dcrsheimer, as well be seen, is an
adopted citizen, a German, and one of
many of his distinguished countrymen who
have declared for J? reruout and Dayton.
With him Democracy is something more
tlian a name it is a ereat principle ; and
that principle being found in the Republi
can, and not in the so-called Democratic
Platform, explains his repudiation of Mr.
Buchanan. Read it, citizens, adopted and
native ; it will do you good. It is a no
ble and manly letter. It has been furnish
ed us by J. F. Donaldson, Esq- of this
place, to whom it is addressed :
BUFFALO, July 15, 1856.
Dear Sir : I have to acknowledge
the receipt of your letter asking me to vis
it the counties of Tioga and Lycoming.
I have delayed answering tins nivilation,
because I hoped to be able to accept it ;
but I am sorry to say that my present en
casements are such that 1 cannot nx upon
any time for visiting Pennsylvania. Some
time in the Autumn I may be able to, and
if so. I will inform vou.
It is the special duty of foreign-born
citizens to vote the Republican ticket-
Most foreigners come here, as I did, with
no other wealth than the strength of their
hands. They have to depend upon their
labor for all their hopes of future comfort,
usefulness and dimit y. Of all the bless
ings which American "liberty promises them,
the most valuable is the assurance it gives
of freedom to work, and security for their
earnings. They can part with ouher pnv
ilegcs the elective franchise eligibility
to oIIkxs rat Iter than this one.
Slavery degrades the working man. It
reduces him to the level of the slave. No
Know Nothing proscription can be so effec
tive as that which excludes free labor from
slave soil. " From all that soil, comprising
more than one-half the territory of the
States, foreigners are to-day banished by
laws more positive than any legislative en
actment, and it is now the purpose of a
large and powerful party to banish them
from the prairies of the West. Those re
gions belong to all of us, to the Southern-
or and Northeruor, tho foreigner and na
tive ; and it is that each man may have
his share, and enjoy his rights, that the
Republican party enters the fight this cam
l ou say, bir, that most ot the trermans
in your neighborhood have hitherto been
Democrats. This is the very reason why
they should be Republicans now. For
more than thirty years I have been a
Democrat, never voting any other ticket,
and that is what makes me a Republican.
The Republican policy is tho Democratic
policy, a policy which was carried out by
the administrations of Jefferson, Monroe,
Jackson and Polk ; which received the ap
proval of Democratic Statesmen like Van
Buren, Silas Wright and Cass ; and the
constitutionality of which was never, until
within a few years, called into question by
any Democrat, not even by such doubtful
and unsteady Democrats as John C. Cal
houn and James Buchanan. This new
policy of the extention of Slavery is not
Democratic at all. It was not thought so
by its author until after he had left the
Democratic party and entered the Cabinet
of a Whig President. Its chief supporters
from the south are renegade Whigs. Even
foreigner ought to be a Republican, but if
he is a Democrat as well as a foreigner, I
cannot see how he can refuse to become
Besides, Sir, we adopted citizens ought
to do all in our power to put down this
sectional agitation, and to preserve the
Union of these States, upon which our
prosperity and the prosperity of all citizens
depends. For this, what course is left open
to this ? . On the one side we see a party
which lias re-opened sectional agitation, re
vived the slavery dispute, and which pro
poses to aggrandize ono portion of the
country at the expense of all others. This
party is now represented by an administra
tion, the most influential members of which,
and whose chief supporters in Congress,
are Southern secessionists, open and avow
ed disunionisfs. These men do not seek
to preserve the Union ; while in it they
use the power of the Government, so that
Southern territory shall be larger when
they go out of it. On the other hand, we
see a party, fortunately neither largo nor
powerful, which, besides being fully com
mitted to these sectional schemes of disun
ion, seeks to destroy the harmony of our
society by drawing distinctions between
men of different races and creeds. :
I have no choice left except to go with
the only truly National party, the great
Republican party, by which the whole
country, both North and South, and all
citizens, Catholic and Protestants, native
and foreign, will be protected in every
right, privilege and liberty ; and in whose
hands the Federal Government will be
safe against all enemies at home and
We aro singularly fort unate in our can
didate. I know Col. Fremont to be an
honest man, with ability more than suffi
cient for any duly which may be required
of him. His whole career, all his associa
tions, show him to be a truly national
man. He is the son of a foreigner, he is a
Southernor by birth and education, his life
has been spent in the service of the whole
country, ho has dono more for lief than
any living American,' and he is conscien
tiously in favor of that time-honored policy
which protects Slavery where it exists un
der State laws, and prohibits its extention
into Territories now free.
Hoping to see you in the course of a
month or two, I remain, most truly, your
To J. F. DONALDSON, Esq.
Tho Know Noihings of St, Louis have
already, t hrough iheir organ tho InMli
fciirer, nominated lion. Luther M. Ki n
nett, the Know Nothing defeated by Blair,
a.i a ciiii'lidale for seat in the V. S, Senate.
News from all Quarters.
The grain -crop the present year, says
. m . .i. . xr
uie liosron j. ransenpt, over ail uie xiew
England States, is very heavy.
The Pennsylvania Slate Fair is to be
held at Pittsburgh, September 30th, Octo
ber 1st, 3d and 3d.
The first sweet potatoes of the season ap
peared in the .New I ork market on t nday,
and commanded a high price. : ,
The Texas Railroad Loan Bill has become
a loan. The Roads now in progress in that
State will be completed at an early day.
, In Doylestown, Pa. Benj. Leedon had
one arm and one leg cut off by a mowing
machine. He died in a few hours. - .
Miss Hannah Penn, great granddaugh
ter of the celebrated William Penn, died
at Richmond, Surrey, England, on' the
16th of lost month.
It is stated that the. New Orleans Pi
cayune divided $90,000 profits last year,
or $18,000 to each of iU nve partners.
Tho sales of land by the Illinois Cen
tral Railroad Company, in July last, reach
ed 19,500 acres, for 1301,056, at an av
erage of about 4515,50 per acre.
The steamer Cahawba, which sailed
from New York for Nicaragua on Satur
day, had on hoard one hundred passen
gers intending to jom Walkers army.
Two boys arrested in Cambridge, Mass
for setting fire to a carpenter 6hop, confess
to firing a rope-walk, a few days since, as
they "wanted have a lunch with the en
A salt water silver eel was taken from
the dock at Monroe, Mich., a few days
since. Ihe creature weigneu o i-z ns
and was three feet long. He probably
stayed up the St. Lawrence and Welling
Uanal, taking advantage oi me tieciprociiy
Treaty. . ; .
In Maine tho pofatoe rot has made its
appearance in some fields earlier than, usu
al, but as' the vines are still growing vigor
ously, it is hoped that the crop will not be
generally injured. "";''"""'. !T " ....
Tho quantity of flour and grain which
has reached tide water in 1856 and 1855,
from the opening of navigation to July 31,
is as follows:
. Flour. Wheat . Com.
1KM5 597,3m; 379XH l,6.5Bfi
1855....... 421,490 'I 870,153 4,422,244
A little child of Svlvanus Waters, of
Randolph, was drowned in a well on Fri
day the 8th. The well was forty feet deep.
Before aid could be rendered life was ex
tinct. The child was only two years old.
Tho Syracuse Stanford says; 0ur
daily is now printed on pater made from
rags imported directly trom the land ot the
Pharoahs, on the banks of the Nile." . .
There is a firm in Cincinnati which em
ploys a capital of $10,000 in the rather
singular business of preparing sausage skins
for European markets.
The number of deatlis in Buffalo during
the past mouth, was as follows: Under
five years of age, 130; over five years, 61.
An ancient document lately published
states that in 1626 the Island of Manhattan
(N Y. City) as estimated then to contaiu
22,000 acres, was purchased of the Indians
- A new counterfeit five on the Merchants
Bank of Burlington, Vt; is in circulation.
Its description has not yet appeared in any
of the detectors. Vignette, a spread eagle
upon a shild, with the motto E Pliiribus
Unum, train of cars, reapers, and vessels in
the distance. Indian woman at the right
end. Letter B.
O. & P. Rail Road Receipts.
O. & P. Rail Road Receipts. OFFICE OHIO & PENNSYLVANIA R. R. Co.
Receipts for PiwwngCTS for July,.... $51,214 76
- rrcigut,.... - o'.'eo oo
.. 63.118 36
. $25,882 98
OHIO & INDIANA RAIL ROAD CO.
Receipts for P.wenir, ore, fur July. $8,113 99
- jreigw, 4SJ4 w
. $12,388 65
- July, 1855,....,. 13,728 09
Decrease ..$1,339 44
The above, we aro informed, are the last
separate receipts which will be published
of these two corporations, as their inde
pendent organization ceased to exist on the
31st inst. for the month of August the
receipts of the heretofore several roads will
bo published" as The receipts of the -"Pitta-
burg, t ort W ayne and Chicago Rail Road
The Radical Democracy.
The Lite Convent ion of tho "R..dical De
mocracy" of New York, called to take offi
cial action in the present crisis, and which
resolved to abandon Uuclinnaiy md vote with
tho Republicans, causes inquiring abroad
as to tho character and position of those
who led the movement, and the probable
effect their secession will have on the vole
this fall, in New York. The New York
Herald thus advises in answer to the in-
They, (the itadicais) are they cream ot
the Democratic party of tin's common-
wealthJfcfhe very cream of it. Some of
them were leaders iu the same church
when our modern Democratic chieflians
such as Pierce, Douglas and Toombs
were lawyer's apprentices, and some of them
were Democrats when Mr. Buchanan Was a
Federalist. And they represent a body of
men that will astonish tho Cincinnati com
pounders in Novemler. The vote in this
State for Martin Van Buren in 18-17, upon
tho geueral issue of hostility to the exten
tion of slavery, was 120,000, and very like
ly upwards of fifty thousand of those votes
are now for Fremont. We sliall not be
surprised if, on the day of the election, the
full measure of one- hundred thousand of
the Van Buren vote of '48 were lo bo cast
THE LABORING MAN'S SONG.
Jemmy, Oh Jtmrnrt how- altarrd you're grown
Oca hone! Jeaamr4faehrwl
Ia that drnaocrat eoat yon would hardly be known,
: Och nonet Jemmy Machreet -You
once awor you'd drain
rery arTry aad rrln .
'" If you thought aueh a Ftala
In your Gbrard could be ' '
II you thought there did bids
. Of democracy'a tide ... -One
d-p! Jemmr llachrer!
Jemmy, Oh Jemmy! the good daye hare flown,
Och knoel Jemmy Marhree!
8ioo aa "griramrat of Federal Whlga," you wore known
Och hone! Jemmy Marhree!
It was then yon did aay.
You thought "ten centa" a day,
Would to ample to pay
AS tho working man'a fcel
. Yon may bluster and ahon
Bat you can't rob It out,
' Ten centa, Jemmy Uachreel
In your heart (if you hare one!) the workmen yon hate,
Och bone! Jemmy kfaehrce!
Though yon try to pretend yon hare joined them of late,.
Och hone! Jemmy Machree! -
Tia for thla you'd explode.
', . The Pacific Railroad,
Which would aura hare bestowed
Work on Millions of free!
But alare-Ubor to pleaao
. - Upon Cuba you'd acne
Och hoael Jemmy Machree!
THE FINE OLD FOSSIL BACHELOR.
m sing yon a fine old ballad, made by a fine old pate,
Of a fine old foaail bachelor the doughface candidate;
Woo in the While House wished to dwell but as bo bad
The people thought for one Ion man, the mansion was
too great. .
For the line old (Wil bachelor
Who waa put up too kite.
Thla fine old fowl! bachelor to anything wonld awear.
And if the party told bim to, would row that round was
And if hia principle waa falxe, and shangeful as the air,
But faithful to ambition for the Presidebtial chair.
r Like the fine old fossil bachelor,
- Who nerer could get there. ;
For while the fowl bachelor abode 'neath other aklea.
TheTaodals of his cliqne tore downaeolemn compromise,
And built a structure black and foul In all the people's
eyes, - ' 11 -
And placed a platform on Its top that was made op of
lies, ..... - -,
Where the fine old frwi-H bachelor
'alight stand and show bis size.
And the fine otd fond! bachelor waa to the platform led.
And they placed the party doom just underneath his
But the platform was a gallows drop, and yielded to bis
And kicking off his boots, be hung politically dead.
That fine old fossil bachelor,
r From the platform staimed blood-red.
On speaking of the disreputable move
ment made by Sonator Bigler, of Penn
sylvania the bosom friend of Buchanan
to throw somes uspicion npon Col, Fre-
mokt by calling for an investigation of ac
counts long since audited as correct, and
allowed, the New York Tribuieve says:
"Go ahead, irenllemen 1 You had all
these accounts in your hands for years:
and, if there be anything wrong in -them,
you should long since have exposed and
reprobated it' It was only last session
that a 6trongly Democratic Congress, by a
vote nearly if not quite unanimous in both
Houses, admitted that the uovernment
honestly owed CoL Fremont a large sum
for advances made and debts incurred by
him for the public service, in California
several years ago. .That money was ac
cordingly paid over to him. If it was not
his just due, tho Committee that scrutinized
the accounts and reported in his favor were
most culpable; if there was "any pubh'c
money in his hands unaccounted for," that
money should have been deducted by the
Treasury accountants from the amount due
him by Congress. . If there were any
"charges" of "malfeascnce in office" then
pending, they should have been brought to
knowledge of Congress, and duly con
sidered by it in making its award in his
Upon this matter too, the New Yosk
Evening Post says:
1 lie Senator from Pennsylvania who on
Saturday shot from his seat a poisoned ar
row at the official character of Col. Fre
mont, has been, for many years, a political
dependant of James Buclianan, and in this
transaction, of course was acting for his
principal. A more shameless proceeding,
has rarely, if ever, occurred in Congress
Gov. Bigler knows, and his principal, James
Buchanan, knows still better, that the in
sinuations conveyed in the resolution of
inquiry offered on Saturday are maliciously
unjust; that Col. Fremont's account, have
all been passed upon by a Committee of
Congress, among whom were several of his
political opponents, that the only accusa
tionswnicheverreactied Washington in re-
gnrd- to-theov came through CoL Mason
while Governor of California, an avowed
enemy of CoL Fremont, and an ally of Gen.
Kearney in his warfare against the Colonel,
who, while underlying a challenge from
Col. r remont for using insolent language,
begged to have the meeting postponed for
three years and a half, and pending that
period, trumped up charges and sent them
home for the purjosc of prejudicing him
with the Court Martial to be- convened for
trial; they also know that the Court
took no notice of his chames: that Presi
dent Taylor a year afterwards appointed
him a Commissioner to run tho Boundary
line tetween tne United States and Mexico,
thereby practically pronouncintr the ac
cusation referred to malicious and jrround-
s; and that subsequent ly to that event, I
he was chosen Senator of the United States,
on tho first ballot, by tho legislature of
California, when the facts in rerjard to these
accusations were well known ami thorough
ly canvassed, They know those facts per-
fectly well, but thev think that the mere
fact of an inquiry of this kind leing insti
tuted by the benate may prejudice him
with those who are pot aware of the vulgar
and unmanly spirit in which it originated,
Col. remont s nccount s were settled a
year ago or more; theywere carefully can
vasser! hy a committee ot the House of Re
presentatives, one of whom was Extra Billy
Smith of Virginia, notorious for his strict
ness in such m.ntters, and were unanimous
paised upon and se'tkd by the "on
currence of the House. - Not a complaint
has ever been laid before the public by the
federal officers, nor an intimation that Lis
accounts were open to exception ; but now,
when he is a candidate for the Presidency,
his antagonist chooses to avail himself of
the control wbicn nig party Ja over tne
government archives, to institute an iuqulri
designed to impeach, his official integrity.
It is a cowardly proceeding, and will harm
none but those by whom it is instituted, for
there is nothing required to insure Colonel
Fremont's election but familiarity with his
life, which like a key in one's pocket, grows
brighter the more it is rubbed.
.We are surprised that it did not occur to
some of the . opposition senators, when
Senator Bigler sat down, to invite
senatorial inouirv into the use of the seal
of the American legation, during Mr. Buch
anan's mission in England, for the dissemi
nation of red republican documents through
Europe ; and in regard to the issue of free
passes to abandoned women from the same
legation; also, for a copy of the letter
which Mr. Buchanan, while Secretary of
Stole, wrote to Mr. Polk recommending
$50,000 to be deposited in Simon Camer
on s bank, for the purpose of being used to
buy up the Washington Globe, and establish
the Union newspaper in its place. This
latter letter ia now on file in the depart
ments at Washington. If contains suffi
cient evidence, we are credibly informed,
to send its author to state prison, under
the subtreasury law, and was one of the
grossest, if not the grossest case of malfeas
ance in othce which has occurred since the
Sub-Treasury law was passed.. Why is
not that letter called for and produced, that
the conntry may see the Kind of man that
is presented and supported for the highest
office in its gift by the whore combined
forces of the general government, and for
whom, yes, by whom, through an ignoble
instrument the character and well-earned
fame of one of our purest, bravest, and most
useful citizens is wantonly and calumnjous-
ly assailed t
But it is not too late ; let us have that
letter, and let us have it settled, whether a
cabinet minister can lawfully use the funds
of the general government to establish
newspapers with; or whether the penalty
of confinement in the state prison follows
the transgressions of a Secretary of State,
as well as of other persons in the employ
of the general governmeut. . Lc us have
the letter at once. . .
George Law on Fremont.
Now, Sir, of the candidates who are be
fore the people for the exalted position
of Chief Magistrate, I prefer John C. Fre
mont. I prefer him because he is not an
old hackneyed politician, and all gold out
He is in the prime of life forty three years
old. He has been brought into notice by the
energy and exertion that he has evinced as
a great explorer of the route to the Pacific
Ocean. ' He first opened up the pathway
thro tho wilderness that others had follow
ed to the golden fields of California, and
gave the most accurate and extended view to
the American people of all that vast region
of country between the borders of civilization
on the Atlante slope and the Paciffic Ocean.
He took an active part and was foremost in
raising and sustaining the American flag in
California. He commenced first and went
all through that campaign with signal suc
cess, that ended in the acquisition of all that
vast territory and wealth that opened up
to American energy, such a field as has no
parallel in history which has advanced this
country 25 years at a single bound. Itgave
us the facilities for increasing commerce. It
enabled us to extend largely our railways and
other internal improvements, and thus has
greatly increased our manufacturing and
agricultural interests, by enlarging the fields
of produce and consumption. It has added
hundreds of millions to the nation's capitaL
By his exploratons he opened np the most
central and convenient railroad to California.
He aided in the organization of California
as a State, and devoted her institution to
Freedom,and she acknowledged her idebted
ness to Faemont by sending him as her first
Senator of the United States. His antece
dents are American. ' He rose by his own
energy, his own industry and his own merit
These are antecedents that will be appreci
ated by the American people. They are
not promises of to-day of American princi
ples under the expectation of the suffrages
of the American party, but they are a his
tory of his life from his youth upward,
when actuated bv no other motives that a
true American heart, thoroughly devoted
to the interest of bis country.
The Portland Advertiser makes mention
of the following prominent Democrats, who
support Buchanan, thus:
David a. Atchison and Gen. Stnngfel-
low, who have been straining every nerve for
nearly two years to carry slavery" into Kan
sas, and who have hesitated at no rascality
and degree of meanness to accomplish tha't
end aro warm supporters of Buchanan !
trovernor Shannon, Marshal Donelson
and Sheritf Jones, and every member of the
IJorder Kufnan legislature, all who assisted
m the sacking of Lawrence, and aided in
destroying the Free Papers of Kansas are
active laborers of James Buchauan !
Jefierson Davis and every other noted
Disunionist of tho South, are now busily
iiouing ana conniving tor tne election ol
James Buchanan !
Preston S. Brooks, Keittand Edinondson
the first of whom committed and others
encouraged the rmit villainous assault ever
perpetrated upon a public man aro open
advocates for James Buchanan !
Philemon T.IIerbert.who followed a high
handed life in California, with the murder
of a waiter at Washington was at the
Cincinnati Convention, and endorses the
election of James Buchanan !
Tho ballot-lox stutters of California are
all active Democrats, and if allowed to vote
will do as Yankee Sullivan would, if he had
not gone "to the bind of tho heimtfter''
that, is, cast their Votes for Buchanan.
e do not sjiv those are specimen Dem
ounts they are merely prominent It is
the misfortune of the party that they are
within its ranks. But thev are there and
every man cm reflect upon the fact nr. his
impulies prompt aud his renson guides. '
Prominent Democrats. A bloody Affair--The Result of
On Saturday morning a terrible affray
occurred ia tho to a of Lyons, ia Una
county. . .
On ITriiTnv Avamnrr alwuir. n .V stron
ger, who gave his name as Archibald St.
McLay, came to the house af Mr. Connells,
and obtained permission to stay oyer night.
He had a bundle witav kin and appeared
to be a traveler. During the night McLay
left the house and went to the dwelling of
Mr. Denlay, getting into the house through
U opes window. Denlay and his son im
mediately got up, and McLay begged them
to protect him, saying that two men were
after him. to shoot him, He appeared!
greatly excited, and they gave hiui some,
water to drill k, and began to question him
as to his conduct. ; " '
Not being satisfied of the fellow's good
intentions, young Denlay (oaded a gnn for
his father and then went in search of a
constable to have the stranger arrested, and
while gone the elder - Denlay managed to
get McLay out of" the house, and in going
he seized a large butcher knife which lay
upon a chair on the porch, end started on
a run for the house of a Mr. Brown, which
was near by. Denlay, fearing that McLay
would do some mischief 'with the knife,
pursued him with the gun, threatening to
shoot him, unless, he dropped the knife.
As Denlay approached McLay, th,e latter
turned upon him with the knife, when he
discharged the gun, loaded with common
shot, at McLays head, who staggered hack.
and UenUiy attempted then to seize the
knife, ' - "
Failing to get if, a struggle ensued, and
Denlay was stabbed in the breast and side
five or six times, A younger son, ' some
ten years old, of Denlay's called for help
as soon as the fight commenced, and Mc
Brown came from his house which, was
near by, and separated the combatants.
McLay still held the knife in his band, and
attempted to escape, but Brown seized
him, took the knife away and tied bim fast
with a rope,
a surgeon was summoned, who dressed
Denlay's wounds, and the prisoner waa
brought to this city and lodged in jaiL
An examination of the matter has been
postponed until thursday, to await the re
sult of the injuries to Denlay, Jt is sup
posed that the accused was laboring under
viania-a-polu at the time he wept to- Den
lay's house, as he says he had been drink
ing hard for several dap previous,-CA-taga
Bolting at Home.
A Dr. Jons3TOX, of Buouanas's own.
country of Lancaster, for twenty years one
of the most prominent Democrats of Penn
sylvania, bolts the Cincinnati platform and
its candidate, ,Here is his letter :
LETTER OF DECLINATION.
FREEMAN'S VALLEY, Drumore twp.
July 31, 1856.
JT. B. Stearr, Etq, Chairman of Buch
anan Co. Committee: ' . ' "
Sib : For twenty-five years I have
been a voting Democrat For the last
twenty years I have been a voter in Lan
caster county, and during that time have
invariably supported the men and measures
of the Jefferson and Jackson Democracy-,
always maintaining the doctrine of "the
greatest good to the greatest number,"
and having sworn, with the great Father
of Democracy, "eternal hostility to every
form of tyranny over the mind of man."
1 have always approved the letter and
spirit of the Ordinance of 1787, which ex
cluded Slavery from all the Territory then ..
belonging to the United States, and tho
principle of which has been the settled
policy of the Democratic party since-1798,
and of the federal government down to tho
administration of Franklin Pierce.
The Cincinnati Convention having d-
parted from the great highway of Repub
lican Liberty, repudiated the Deinocracr
of Jefierson and Jackson by endorsinc the
sectional measures of the administration of
ranklm Pierce, and adopted a platform
destructive in its character to the interests
of the whole conntry, I am confident that
i? . v - . i . - . . . .
repuaiaung tuat platform, and m yield
ing a hearty support' to John C. Fremont
for the Presidency, I do not depart in the
slightest degree from the faith of the De
mocratic party. . .. .: ... .
As a cannot, therefore, consistenthr sun-
port the principles embodied in the Cin
cinnati platform, and as Mr. Buchanan has
lost his personal identity thus relieving all
who might otherwise have sunnorted him
the principle of County or State "pride"
you will much oblige me by selecting .
some other person to represent Dnirnoro
lownsmp in your committee.
I remain, sirs, yours - . "
C. M. JOHNSTON.
Dr. Johnson it well known as the "Dru-
rnore Shoemaker," having stumped the
county with the "Buckeye Blacksmith" in
1840 and 1844. His Democracy has
never been questioned, and his declination
this crisis is regarded as ominous for the
iavorite son. .
Tmt Miserable Blear-Eved RMI trt
have been transferred, like so many cattle,
that now country, are now more to be
pitied than blamed. ' ,
This is what the Wtvhinrrton' Union.
says of the Northern Emigrants who have
recently gone into Kansas. The friends of
these "miserable blearved rabhle." will
have something to say in reply on the 4th
Did you cverthink of the fact reader.
that this "Democratic" Administration ia
supporting Polygamy m Utah out of tho
U. S. Treasury' The MarshaL a Federal
officer holder under Federal pay, has six
wives, and gets tweuty-five hundred dollars
year from Washington to help support
THK GERMAN SlXGKRS FOR FSIO!fT.
At a meeting of the German Song So.
cieties in Pittsburg on Satueday Inat, avott .
was taken, whether they would support
Fremont or Buvhanan, the rtult was : .
r or Fremont ffi
For Buchanan 2 "-'-.