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J. CASKEYy Editor.
THURSDAY, : : SEPTEMBER 25, 1856.
Union for the sake of Freedom.
John C. Fremont,
William L. Dayton,
Republican State Nominations.
K BCPBFJtK ' JPDGE SHORT TERM,
OZIAS BOWElf, of Marion County.
worn screen jtdge rtxt term.
JOSIAH SCOTT, of Butler.
Wm SCHOOL OOMUIRStOXEK,
ANSON SMYTH, of Franklin.
ton xmn or thk board or ptblic works.
JOHN WADDELL, of Ross.
. roK congress,
WILLIAM ft. SAPP, of Knox.
tot cosmos? pleas tdge,
M. WELKEJi, of Holmes.
Friends of Freedom!
There is to be an ingathering of
the friends of Free Territory and
Iree Speech at
BLOOMFIELD, SEPT. 29TIL
S. N. "Wbon, late of Kansas, Mai
McFarland, C. F. Voorhes, J. R
Barcroft, and others, will be there
to address them. Let there be a
good turn out
ONE, COME ALL.
Mr. Galet, of Fredericksburg,
an able and efficient laborer in
Freedom's cause will address the
citizens of Millersburgh and vicin
ity, in the Court-House on Tues
day evening, next
MEETING AT CRITCHFIELD'S
There will be a rally of the Re
publicans at Critciifield's School
House, in Ripley township, on
Wednesday evening, Oct 1st
Messrs. Voorhes, Barcroft, and
others will be there to address
CWe are willing to publish a notice, of all the
Marriages and Deaths that take place in the
county -provided these notices are furnished
us, but we cannot be expected to run after them.
5fAn ardent Republican at Porland, Me.,
when be heard how the State had gone, said he
wanted to "lie down and do nothing but holler
for four days." -
Still thet Come. George W. Brows, Esq.,
late editor of the Dayton Empire, has deserted
the Bucbaxax camp and came over to the Re
publicans, bag and baggage.
We understand that the Loco meeting at
Wooster on Saturday .last, ended in a "free
fight" between some of the Wooster and Mt.
Eaton boys in which the former got worsted.
Wooster is a great town.
, jf CoL Sax Medakt and Wm. Deshleb, of
Columbus, had a fight with fisticuffs m that ci
ty, Friday evening. Medary hud in wait for
Dcshler, and the former got the worst of the
fight, The difficulty grew out of some private
gpWe learn by the mail from California, by
the George Law, that the Feemokt party were
making rapid strides in all parts of the State,
forming clubs and making all necessary prepar
, tioRS for the campaign, and had already an
nounced their convictions that the State was
sure for the Pathfinder.
r Disgraceful. We understand that some of
the Western delegation who attended the Loco
foco meeting here on Friday last, burnt Fee
mokt in effigy on the road between this place
and Nashville. Men that would engage in
anything so disgraceful should go to Missouri,
and join their brethern there, the Border Ruf
fians. Get-two Heady. A correspondent of the Al
ton.)) Journal suggests that that State should
draw all the arras she is entitled to from the
General Government, before the election of Fe
moht.' He also suggests that every county
"should organize and drill, both foot and horse."
Terrible chaps they are "down in Alabama."
E""We challenge the Whig to cite a single
instance of a clear and unequivocal struggle be
tween the North and South, in which Bvchax
did not espouse the interests of the South."
The above paragraph is from the Richmond
Enquirer, the leading Buchanan paper in the
South. It is safe in making such a challenge.
j-The Lebanon (Pa.) Courier says that
Hon. Amos R. Mocghteb, a life-long Democrat,
" and the Democratic candidate for Congress two
years ago in that district, when his personal
popularity was shown by carrying Lebanon
county by a considerable majority, made a
speech at the Fremont Club, in that borough on
Saturday evening, the 9th, in which he declar
ed his intention to support Fbemont.
jThe leading politicians of Virginia cal
culate upon giving fifty thousand majority for
Buchbxah in that State. Souldn't wonder.
Got. Wise knew where to touch the Virgiania
Chivalry, when he told them in his Richmond
ppeech that the election of Buchaxas would
raise the "price of negroes in that State, from
one to five thousand dollars.'
Almost a Victory.
Our opponents went to the trouble and ex
pense of chartering an extra train to gather in
the Democracy along the line of the Railroad,
to their meeting on Friday last. There were
three passenger cars and three flats. On its re
turn a vote was taken between this point and
Homesville, which stood, for Buchaxah 74, Fee
kobt 50, Fillmore 7. The presumption is that
these 50 Feemokters came here Bpchawah men,
but that the lying of Pooh bad opened their
eves to their mistake. If it be argued that they
were men who got on here on purpose to vote.j
then they must acknowledge that their extra
train came here with the enormous amount of
70 on board. This is exclusive of two military
companies from Akron, a majority of whom are
Republicans, but who, very prudenly refused to
vote, having been paid to attend the meeting.
Aoxxdest. At the close of the Locofoco cel
bration here on Friday last, as the Middletown
Gun Squad were on their way home, they stop
ped on the hill to give their brethren in town s
parting salute. Through the carelessness or
mismanagement of same one, the gun went off
prematurely, tearing off the arm and otherwise
injuring Mr. Samuel Strom of Middletown. We
believe he is doing as well as could be expected.
Axothee. We learn that one of the members
of the Mt. Eaton Band, met with an injury by the
upsetting of their wagon, on their return home
from the Locofoco meeting in this place last
Friday, which resulted in Lis death next day.
Still Another. A few days ago the Demo
cracy of WeinBberg, in this county, erected a
hickory pole, and something getting wrong with
the pullies, one cf their number undertook to
climb up to adjust them. Taking the cramp
when about sixty feet up, he fell to the ground
and was so severely injured that "t is thought
he cannot recover.
We hope the giving publicity to the alxive
will not be the cause of another "iudifmation
meeting" in Weinslrg. Our Democrat ie friends
there are extremely sensitive as to the reputa
tion of their town. You can't say "beer" to
them, but the whole hive's in a buzz.
"Hark! from the torn!, ic"
The Slatciman announces that the infamous
Toombt, the warm friend of Brooks, and the
miscreant who declared that he "would yet call
the roll of his Slaves under the shadow
of Bunker Hill Monument," and alwaysipto
this slavery-extension issue, a thorough-paced
Whig, is coming to Ohio, to instruct our peo
ple in the principles of Democrcy !
Which is the Sectioxal I'artt. The Re
publicans have carried Iowa, the extreme West
ern State. They have carried Vermont the ex
treme Northern State, and they have carried
Maine, the extreme Eastern State. While the
Buchaniers have only carried a few States in
the South. The North, the East and the West
go for Fremont, the South for Biciiaxa. The
Republicans have three points of the compass
and the Buchaniers one. Plainly showing that
Fremont is the National candidate, and Blch
fgThe Pittsburgh Gazelle, learns that the
Democracy issued a call for a meeting at Brad
duck's Fields, on Monday last. ' At the hour
appointed the Democracy assembled in large
numbers, but it appears that they were all for
Feemoxt. They elected Mr. FoRBrrn, a Fee
mokt man, chairman, and then gave three tre
mendous cheers for Fremont and Freedom.
The meeting then adjourned.
S"Ia the procession of the recent Mass
Meeting of Republicans at Mansfield, Ohio,
there were two unique features. One was a
troop of 550 young men on horseback, and the
other was an affair called the ."Clean Sweep,"
consisting of a mammoth hickory broom sus
pended like a bell from a rigging in the wagon,
aud worked by a lever and cord, in the same
way. It was received with shouts along the
J5r"If ifr- Senator Pcgh's speech here had
been delivered by a third rate lawyer, it would
only have added to his fame as a liar not as a
He told his hearers, many marvelous stories
too big for their stomachs. Some were dispos
ed to believe, others would look sly at yon out
of one eye, as much as to say, "he's one of them."
He lamented very much that Toomb's Kansas
Bill had not passed said the President would
have appointed as the North's portion of the
Committee named in the Bill, Republicans. It
was remarked by one of his partisans on the
ground at the time this remark was made, that
this was the first time Mr. Pierce's generous
intentions towards the Republicans was made
known to him, and that he didn't believe it.
There were not many that did.
The Falsehood too Small, by
Mr. Senator Ptgh's speech here on Friday
last, was replete with falsehoods. It does not
seem to hurt him in the least to misrepresent
facts, and these misrepresentations are so glar
ing that the most reckless of his partisans here
do not feel willing to back him in his state
ments. We cannot expect to notice all, yet we
cannot but give a few examples: For instance,
he stated that Gen. Lane was in Iowa at the
time of the election, and that he, with his 3,000
soldiers, en route for Kansas, all voted the Re
publican ticket, which accounted for that State
going for the Republicans. Now he knew this
to be false when he uttered it. He know that
neither Gen. Lake nor his army were in
Iowa at the time he stated. But admitting
that he told the truth, what does he do with
the remainder of the 7,000 or 8,000; ma
jority there. He should either have made
Lane's army larger or else stated that they were
permitted to vote three or four times. Some
would have believed it alL
Voting Himself a Slave.
The man who asserts that he had rather vote
for Slavery Extension than have the Union dis
solved, acknowledges thereby, that he would
rather be a slave than a Freeman. There ain't
a particle of danger that the South will dis
solve the Union should Fremom be elected, and
the man who can argue himself into the belief
of any such stuff, is a libel upon himself, be
cause outwardly he bears the resemblance of a
man, while inwardly he posesses none of the at
tributes of manhood. We hear men say that
they are opposed to slavery extcntion that they
believe that the present contest is "going to de
cide that question forever, yet they will vote for
Buchanan. Out upon such inconsistency.
Shame upon such nuhood. Better acknowl
edge yourself a 'dog and go to baying at the
moon, for then your folly will injure none but
yourselves, whilst by your present course you as
sist in entailing a curse which you acknowl
edge to be ouc upon your country forever.
Slanders of Major Sapp.
To a person unacquainted with some of Ma
jor Sait's opponents in this county and district,
it would seem incredible that any one could be
so lost to all regard for truth and decency, as to
circulate the stories that have been put afloat
against him, and in order to prevent his election.
To defeat hum they are determined on, arc to
this end, the lying capacities of all hands is put
into requisition. Against his course as a Re
presentative we hear no complains)) except the
story of his voting for the extension of slavery,
which is growing stale and uselets on then
hands but they make falsehoods against his
private character. They charge him with hav
ing attempted to seduce a woman here to com
mit a rape oa a girl in another quarter, and oth
er charges equally as criminal, and equally as
false. Has it not come to a pretty pass when
men will resort to such course to defeat an
opponent. If this is to be the rule hereafter,
what man that has any regard for himself or
friends, will consent to be a candidate against
Locofocoism, knowing that nothing was too vile
for its nun to resort to.
Republican Mass in
Millersburg on the 17th of Sept.-
Millersburg on the 17th of Sept.-Holmes County Awake!
The Republican Mass Meeting in Millersburg,
was one of the largest political meetings ever
congregated in Holmes county. Notwithstand
ing there was only about a week's notice, and
no time for preparation or in which to make aji
effort to secure an attendance, yet from every
part of the county the people came together in
swarms. Delegation after delegation came
pouring in until our thoroughfares were a dense
mass of Republicans of earnest, honest and
determined men men who love Freedom, hate
Slavery of every kind, and particularly that
which makes man a marketable commodity.
Never before has there been so much enthusi
asm manifested in a political canvass in this
county. We confess our surprise at the change
a change which nothing less than the grave
issues of the present contest could have wrought.
Scores of Democrats, standing whh the party
organization through all the vicisitudes of the
past, remaining steadfast in defeat as in victory,
have arrayed themselves with the great party of
Freedom in antagonism with the party of Slave
ry extention to fight at the Ballot box the great
battle which our Fathers fought upon the field
of battle aud of blood. Who con doubt that
Freedom will now, as then succeed.
The crowd was addressed from two stands.
From the one by the Hon. D. K. Carter, and
the other by the Hon. James Stewart. Mr. C.
is well known to" the citizens of Holmes county
as an able and eloquent orator illimitable in
humor, profound in argument and severe in
sarcasm. An old and tried Democrat, fighting
with and tor the Democratic party when they
held the same views and doctrines, and favored
the same course of legislation, for which he is
now laboring with so much earnestness, ability
and effect, in the Republican ranks.
Mr. Caster clearly and forcibly illustrated
the position of the true Democratic party upon
the present issue, as exemplified in the history
of its legislation, as announced in their plat
forms from time to time, as taught by their
presses, as resolved by their popular assem
blages, as published by their orators and states
men from the stump and in the halls of legis
lation. ' He showed when they changed then
views, by whom the Democratic party was be
trayed and for what purpose. He spoke in terms
of just indignation of the attempt by party or
ganization to control and change the principles
of the Democratic masses, and the presumption
of those who suppose that the freemen of this
country can be led to adopt or abandon a prin
ciple or policy to suit the convenience of an as
After Mr. C. concluded,. Mr. Wm. R. Sait,
our able Representative in Congressulressed the
people from the same stand, in an excellent
spet-ch, giving a connected history of the battle
of Freedom as fought in Congress during the
hist se.sion exposing the objects, the aims of
the slavery propagandists there their hopes,
their boasts and their pkuis. He showed for
what purpose the Missouri Compromise was re
pealed the fraud and deception by which it was
done, that slaves are held in Kansas although
against law, yet by laws as administered and
understood byslaveholding juists, that slavery
will be establised in Kansas, and Freedom sub
dued, unless the policy of tliis Administration
be repudiated. That the only way to secure
freedon to Kansas is to elect John C. Fremont
and back him by a Republican Congress. The
The Major in Congress was laborious and effi
cient always at his post, always on duty
standing firm by the sacred cause of Freedom.
We regret that we did not hear the Hon.
James Stewart. His effort is spoken of in the
highest terms by those who heard it, Able,
dignified, earnest, strong in argument, and elo
quent in appeal. He seemed deeply impressed
with the danger that menaces our free institu
tions, and urged every freeman by every consid
eration which actuates the patriot, not to be in
active when freedom is to be lost or won. The
only element which has seriously disturbed the
peace of our country, or which has in the least
threatened the prosperity of our free institu
tions, is making its last desperate effort for su
premacy. With it there can be no peace no
finality no compromise, if we yield to its ag
gressive demands or give it preponderance.
That our true policy was not to interfere with
slavery where it exists under state regulations
but to restrict it to its present limits.
On the whole it was a glorious meeting and
we shall be disappointed if it has not awakened
a spirit of investigation and inquiry which will
result in much good even in little Holmes.
The Kansas Troubles.
The slavery propagandists tell us that if it
were not for the Free State men there would
have been no troubles in Kansas. That if they
had staid at home, all would have been well.
They tell the truth for once, in this acknowl
edgment. Everything went on smooth enough
there, so long as the Free State men remained
quiet after they were there, and permitted the
Border Ruffians to rob, murder and commit all
sorts of depredations. But when the Free State
men applied for protection to the general gov
ernment time after time, and were in every in
stance denied, driven to a state of deporation,
took up arms to defend themselves against the
depredations of the Bordej" Ruffians, the civil
authorities of the U. S. announced their deter
mination to enforce the laws of Kansas at the
point of the bayonet, and shoot down every
man who should resist them. The result of this
has been to drive out great numbers of those
who went there from Free States, seeking per
manent homes for themselves and families. At
the next election therefore, there will be but
one party, and that will be the party of slavery.
The Border Ruffians will have the field to them
selves. They will have no more Free State men
to murder no more females upon whom to
practice their hellish outrages no morcjiropejt
ty to steal. - By the aid of tlie national govern
ment they have been able to subdue the Territo
ry, and in gloating over their victories, with the
bones of their victims bleaching upon the prair
ies, and the curse of slavery established in the
Territory, which by solemn compact was forev
er dedicated to freedom, they will not fail to
give due credit to their powerful ally, the Pres
ident of the United States.
JTIS IT SO? A Democratic frii-nd informed us a few
days since that the nomination of Barns wm a victory
over the "llonplaiid Farlion in Holme coontr. From
Lint we also learned that in "Old Tuscarawas" as he called
it, the conduct of the Holmes Comity Democracy four
yearn ago, was still remembered. He said that the De
mocracy of thst county intended to present Mitchnor's
name in Convention, but they found if they done so that
Kuox comity would put forward DuuImut, and thus their
great scheme of being revenged oa the Holmes county
Democracy, might he defeated. Well, well, Ui.it will do
for Tuscarawas democrats, but we suppose that the doty
of Democrats in Holmes county will bo to march up to the
polls and vote for Bums. Many of them will do so, but
there another or lliem that wili mot do ill Aiark that!
you that are engaged in slandering Sapp.
But suppose Cot lloaglaud wanted the nomination. If
any man in the Dutrict was entitled to it, he was, for he is
about the only one of them that has (lan d to stand up in
seasons of prosperity and adversity, in support of the
true principles of the Locofoco parry as set forth by their
National Conventions. In intellect, he is infinitely the
best named in connexion with the office, by that party.
But to be popular with the leaders or the Locofoco party
now-a-daya, a man must study the tricks or the demagogue
be must bold himself in readiness to affirm one thing
to.day and deny it to-morrow. Must of tucni Lave the
lcason pretty well learned.
We had prepared an extended notice of the
Locofoco Mass Meeting held here oa the 19th
inst, but having so much matter of more im
portance at this time, concluded not to publish
it- The meeting as to numbers, was a good one,
though not good enough to repay them for the
trouble and expense they had gone to get their
followers in. For weeks in advance they were
engaged in preparation. Drummers were out,
insisting, imploring their partisans to come in.
The Republican meeting two days before theirs,
being larger than they expected, spurred them
up to renewed efforts, and they did work, as men
never worked here before. The day before, every
available horse in town was put into the har
ness and Locofocos were about as scarce in
town, as the truths were in Senator Pugh's
speech. With all their labor with all their
success in getting out the masses, we don't
think they are satisfied with their meeting.
The knowing ones in their party don't seem to
feel as though anything but wasting theirraon
ey had been accomplished. Whether they
think Mr. Senator Pcgh lied it too strong for
the gullibility of his hearers, we cannot say,
but should think he did.
The Two Platforms.
Many of our Republican friends in different parts of the
county hare frequently called on us for a copy of the
Platform adopted by the Convention that put in nomina
tion James Buchanan. They think it the best document
to make votes for Freedom's cause, they can get hold of.
We have given out all the copies first preserved, and in
tended publishing it and the Republican Platform in this
weeks paper, but on looking for a copy in the Locofoco
papers, we find that they do not publish it now as it was
oritrinally published. The resolution endorsing Pierce's
Aduiinktrstion and the conduct of the Border Ruffians in
Kansas, i left out.' This is significant, and shows that
they begin to realize that it is too big a dose for North
ern Freemen to swallow, and they leave out a part and at
tempt by this sort to foal the people into the support of
Shivery Extension. We shall endeavor to get a copy of
this interesting document as originally published and as
it is still published in the South and give it to our rea
ders in next weeks Republican.
Gov. Reedeu for Feemont. The Locofoco
press all along have claimed Gov. Reedeb for
Buchanan. To put 'an end to this slander, he
has come out in a long and well written letter,
reviewing the course of the Democratic party
on the slavery question, for years past, and con
cluding by expressing his determination in the
present contest to go for Fremont. We shall
endeavor to publish the letter in our next number.
Searching the Mails.
The following is the vote of Mr. Buchanan on
the exercise of an inquistorial power over the
moils of the country. Democrats of the North!
How do like such a candidate:
"WEDNESDAY, July 18, 1836.
"On motion of Mr. Calhoun, the bill to pre
vent the circulation of incendiary publications
(touching on the subject of slavery) in the mail,
was taken upon its third reading.
"Yeas Messrs. Black, Browu BUCHANAN
Calhoun, Cuthbert, Grundy, King of Ala., King
of Ga., Mangum, Moore, Nicholas, Porter, Pres
ton. Tallmadge, Walker, Wright, White. 17.
"Nays Messrs. Benton, Clay, Crittenden,
Davis, Ewing, of 111.. Owing of Ohio, Goldsbo
rough, Hendricks, Mublard Kent, Knight, Mc
Keen, Leigh, Morris, Naudain, Niles, Prentiss,
Kugirles, Sheplev, Southard, Swift, Tipton,
Tomlin, Wall, Webster. 25."
For the Holmes County Republican.
HOLMESVILLE, Sept. 15, 1856.
Mr. Editor: You are aware that the Demo
cratic party, a year or two since, were the most
bitter and hostile enemies of the Know Noth
ings, or Fillmore party. They heaped slander
and abuse upon them, they called them every
hard epithet imaginable, they did everything
foul and clean to defeat the designs of the Know
Nothings. But why is it, that in the year 1856,
but about three years since the formation of this
same Know Notliing party, their former ene
mies are embracing them so tenderly; and why
is it that their organs take so much pleasure,
apparently, in chronicling accessions to their
recent opponents? Is it in order to gull the
Fillmoreites and thereby effect a union, which
can hardly foil to defeat Freedom's candidate?
Although the number of Administration papers
which I am generally in the habit of reading,
are very limited, however, from these I have
formed the opinion that a union is attempted to
be effected. But this will be a difficult matter.
The principal objects of the Know Nothings are
to prevent the emigration of forigners to this
country, and also, to prevent the further exten
tion of the Catholic religion. The Democrats
bitterly oppose these, at least they profess to;
and they now have the entire Catholic press in
the United States, with but one exception, in
their support. Now, they cannot effect a union
without a sacrifice of principles. This is clear
ly apparent. But there is no inconsiderable
inconsistency in this. The Democratic r.rty
profess to be a party that never change. They
will surely have to forsake some of their princi
ples if they league themselves with the Know
Nothing party. This is a matter that I would
like to understand an explanation would be
very desirable. Will the Farmer and Democrat
man condescend to solve the mystery? If so, I
will be under sincere obligations to him.
Will Buchanan Withdraw!
. It is well known that Breckenridge Las
lately been to Lancaster, to see Buchanan.
What was done or said or what arrange
ments were made by the leaders of the
Slave Democracy is kept very still. But
some things have leaked out. The Phila
delphia Bulletin says:
' Mr. Breckenridge camo on by Express
train from Pittsburgh to Lancaster and
went out to pay a visit to the senior part
ner in the Cincinnati firm, to take an ac
count of -stoek -imd havo a talk about the
prospects of the season. At Lancaster
Mr. Breckenridge wa i met by the news
from Maine, and he probably was the bear
er of this highly interesting intelligence to
Mr. Buchanan. What emotions were exci
ted under the "Sage of Wheatland's" white
waistcoat, at the information thus given
we would not pretend to say; nor can we
say what were the special subject of con
versation between the two B.'s, the hum
ble B of Pennsylvania and the humble B
of Kentucky. But, considering all the cir
cumstances and the signs of the times, it
is fair to presume that there was a question
about the propriety of Mr. Buchanan's
withdrawal from the canvass for the Presi
dency. Of course Buchanan stands no chance of
an election, and it is nothing but fair that
ho should be withdrawn. Will Mr. Buch
anan withdraw? That the question.
3 We clip the following from the Lou
"Theclerkofagentlemanin this city, who
lias been betting very extensively in favw
of Mr. Buchanan, returned two or thiee
days ago, from a visit to his home in Penn
sylvania, aud begged his worthy employer,
for God's sake, not to bet a dollar on
Driving Out Irishmen from South
We have noticed the expulsion of Col
wkll and Ma lone two Irishmen from
South Carolina, on suspicion of being Ab
We find in the New York Herali Mr.
Colwkll's statement of the affair, as fol
lows: : Having seen in your paper of the - 14th
inst a notice of the arrest of James Col
well and John Malone, at Cheraw, S. C,
charged with peing Abolition agents, and
their expulsion from the State by the Vig
ilance Committee, and being myself one of
the parties referred to, 1 request the use ot
your columns for the purpose of making a
statement of the facts relating to the oc
currence. I have been a resident of the
Southern States for the last three years,
and for the last six months a resident of
Cheraw, S. C. I have been engaged in
the business of selling window shades, and
at the time of my arrest had 4 men employ
ed with me in said business. On the eve
ning of Sunday, the 7 th of September,
while stopping with one of my men, John
Malone, at the hotel of John Moore, Che
raw, S. C, the people assembled in the bar
room and commenced talking about Kan
sas and slavery. The coversation became
general, and in the course of it Malone,
who is a mere boy, stated to John Mon
holland that he would vote for Kansas be
ing a Free State, and assigned as a reason
that he did not think that a poor white
man stood as good a chance to get a living
in the Slave States as they did m the Free
States. Monhollaud replied that the Irish
(Malone is Irish) in New York were worse,
off than the niggers in the South. Several
other remarks were made insulting to Mal
one, when I interfered, and told them if
they wanted to talk, to talk to me. A
man by the name of McClentihan, a store
keeper, then drew Lis revolver, and threat
ened to shoot me. I also drew a revolver
and a bowie knife, and told them if they
wished to fight I was ready that I was
ready to die, if necessary, in defence of my
right, and that of my friend, to freedom of
speech. Seeing me determined, they cool
ed down, and after some further braggado
cio and abuse of the North, disersed.
The next day Malone and myself were ar
rested and brought before what they ter
med a Vigilance Committee, charged with
being Apolition agents. The Committee
held three meetings that day, and the evi
dence adduced against us was of the most
flimsy kind. Our having inquired the way
to different places of negroes whom we
met on the road was brought up as proof
of our being Abolitionists; also the fact
that Malone stopped at the house of Dr.
Poe to get a drink of water. A minority
of the Committee were in favor of tarring
and feathering us, but the majority finally
decided to send us to -the Free States.
We were escorted to Wilmington, N. C,
by a Sheriff and four Deputies, On arriv
ing there, we were placed in charge of the
Mayor of that place. While at Wilming
ton, one of our escort named Zach. Ellar
bce, a slaveholder, went out through the
town and reported that we were Abolition
ists, which caused a mob to gather around
the house where we were confined ; and for
a time we were in imminent danger of beiug
lynched. We could hear the mob cry out,
"hang them," -'hang the d d sons of b-s,"
&c, Ifee. From Wilmington we were es
corted by two constables to Norfolk, Va.,
where we were confined two days and
nights in a foul apartment of the jail, wait
ing for the steamer to sail. We were
finally placed on board the steamer, and
our passage paid to New York, where we
arrived on Monday. I nave merely to
state in conclusion, that by this outrage I
have been deprived of all my property,
and am left in your city an entire stranger.
NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 1856.
The Southern Democracy on
The Richmond Enquirer, a leading Bu-.
chanan paper in Virginia, discourses thus
eloquently on'the doctrfne avowed by the
Buchanan Democratic party. It is the
same that is now using the bullets and
bayonets of the nation to exterminate the
Free State men of Kansas. Read, read
"Make the laboring man the slave. of
one man, instead of the slave of society,
and he would be far better off.
"Two hundred years of labor have made
LABORORS A PAUPER BANDITTI.
Free society has failetLand THAT WHICH
IS NOT FREE, MUST BE SUBSTITU
TED. " FREE SOCIETY IS A MON
STROUS ABORTION, and -slavery the
healthy, beautiful and natural being which
they are trying unconsciously to adopt.
are governed FAR BETTER THAN
THE FREE LABORERS OF THE
NORTH are governed. Our negroes are
not only BETTER OFF as to physical
comfort than iKJili LABUKliKS, but
THEIR MORAL CONDITION is better.
"We do not adopt the theory that Ham
was the ancestor of the negro race. The
Jewish slaves were not negroes; and -to
confine the jurisdiction of slavery to that
race, would be to weaken its scriptural au
thority, and to lose the whole weight of
profane authority, for we read of no negro
slavery in ancient times. SLAVERY,
BLACK OR WHITE, IS NECES
SARY. "Nature has made the weak, in mind or
body, slaves. The wise and
virtuous, the brave, the strong in -mind or
body, are born to command.
"Men are NOT bom entitled to EQUAL
RIGHTS. It would be far nearer the
truth to say thnt soir" were born with
SADDLES ON THEIR BACKS and
others BOOTED AND SPURRED TO
RIDE THEM AND THE -RIDING
DOES THEM GOOD. THEY NEED
THE REINS, THE BIT AND THE
SPUR. life and liberty are
not inalienable. THE DECLA
RATION OF INDEPENDENCE IS
EXHUBERANTLY FALSE & FAL
LACIOUS." Do the laboring men of the North want
anything more to exhibit to them the
principles of the slave Oligarchy, that now
boasts that IT WILL SUBDUE FREE
3T John Van Buren has been making
a political scech at Chicago, and John
and his speech are thus taken off by the
Chicago Journal: "'Prince John' was
the undertaker who assisted in tho burial
of Cass in 1848, when his body was con
veyed home by way of the Lakes. He is
doing the same thing now for Buchanan,
only he is burying him alive. If old Buck
can stand such speeches as that ot John
Van Buren, he has got loss Democratic
blood in his veins than there is in a
A Procession Thirty Miles Long
A Procession Thirty Miles Long--More Democrats at Dayton
than there are Democrats in
Ohio-My Eyes! what a Convention!
Tho Plain Dealer of last evening says
there were 160,000 Democrats at the gath
ering at Dayton, and that there was 80,
000 in procession.
At that rate the procession was thirty
miles long, aud would require fifteen hours
in passing any given- point. Getting an
early start say 10 o'clock, in the morn
ing it would take until 1 o'clock the next
morning to bring its tail end up, and
that based upon the ridiculous supposition
that they did not stop to drink.
Medill last fall polled 131,000 votes,
and there were more Democrats at Dayton
than there arc in the State of Ohio.
This almighty Convention accounts for
the scarcity of Buchanan men about here.
Hardly one is to be found, alL no doubt,
having gone to Dayton. Cleveland
NEW YORK, Sept. 14.
The George Law has arrived, with dates
from San Francisco to the 20th.
She connected with the John L. Ste
phens, which brought to Panama nearly
two millions of specie end upwards of five
The George Law left Aspinwall on the
3d, and arrived off Havana on the 8th,
and sent a boat into port to ask leave to
land their mails for New Orleans, which
was refused. She then sailed for Key
West to hind the mails of New Orleans, and
a steamer would call and receive them.
Tho George Law brings 1,600,000 as
freight No sickness among the passen
gers. The Independence from Callao arrived
at Panama on the 31st All well The
St Marys is still at Panama. The Sara
toga is at AspinwalL The crew are welL
The New York & New Orleans packet
ship Alberton was wrecked off Florida reef
on the 28th. Also an unknown J?rench
ship and cargo of Havana sugar, is a total
loss, with several lives.
The Vigilance Committee uncondition
ally released Judge Terry on the 7 th.
On the 18th the Committee had a grand
review and parade of their whole forces,
numbering from four to" five thousand well
appointed troops. The committee have
not officially disbanded, but it was under
stood that their functions have ceased for
the present with the demonstration of the
18th. The several companies retain their
arms and organization, and are to be report
ed, to the Committee. Ihey would reas
semble in case of necessity, the people
nominatingt - A Committee was appointed
at San Francisco, which was expected to
have much influence at the approaching
election. The Republicans hold a Conven
tion at Sacramento on the 27th, to nomi
nate Presidential electors and members of
The Committee for the King testimonial,
report the receipt of $30,000, conveyed in
terest for the benefit of tho widow and
children of the late editor of the Bulletin.
Peaches and melons in great abundance,
fine and cheap at San Francisco.
The crops are generally fine.
A fire occurred at Diamond Springs.
Loss, half a million.
Murders and robberies were numerous in
On the 12th, the Comptonville stage, on
tho way to Marysville, was attacked by six
mounted robbers; the passengers defended
themselves bravely, i orty shots were ex
changed, and the coach was riddled ; one
woman was killed and several severely in
jured. The robbers were obliged to retreat
without any booty.
The markets wore generally dull, with
out any material change. Provisions are
firm. Corn, slightly advanced, breadstuff's
firm at full prices. Shipments continue to
jCOld ideas, like old clothes put care
fully away come out again after a time al
most as good as new. Plain Dealer of
the Wth ult.
The Plain Dealer's Unbiased
Opinion of James Buchanan.
The small and malignant clique who
wear tho name of James Buchanan on their
collars, are endeavoring to sell the Democ
racy of Pennsylvania, into the hands of the
South Carolina traitors. James Buchanan
n-'ver was elected bv the people to any
ofllce, xcept when "he was a Federalist.
HE HAS NOT ONE THROB OF
DEMOCRATIC FEELING ABOUT
HIS COLD-BLOODED BACHELOR
HEART. He could not receive the votes
of one-third of the people for any office.
And yet by the force of management of
the basest kind of political machinery, he
has beeu able for years past to crush the
Democratic party of this State, (Pennsyl
vania,) to hang about its neck like a mill
stone, to kill every progressional thought
in its bosom. He and his tools virtually
gave the State to Taylor in 1848, and if
Bigler is defeated a good aud noble man
you may charge it to James Buchanan,
who like the old man in the history of
Smbad the sailor, naw hangs on Bigler s
I hate this Sham Statesman James Bu
chanan, who, like a colossal Huckster, sits
on tho top of the AUcghauies, offering to
sell Pennsylvania to sell her future and
her past to South Carolina or the Devil,
for a chance in tho Presidential raffle.
Cleveland Daily Plain Dealer, Oct 20,
1851. And again in the Weekly, Oct- 22,
The Coronation at Moscw. The of
ficial programme of the ceremonial to be
observed at the coming Coronation at
Moscow, is divided into five parts: 1. The
solemn entry into Moscow from tho Palace
Petrowski. 2. The Public Proclamation,
which will be made to the people for three
days previous to tho Coronation. 3. The
decoration of the Cathedral of the Ascen
sion, in which the ceremony will tako
place. 4. The Coronation itself, which is
the longest of all. And 5. The decora
tions of the Saloon in the old Palace of tho
Czars tho Kremlin. In this Saloon a
ball will be given, as also in the Alexander
Palace; there will also be a masquerade
and supper at the Palace, festal performan
ces at the theatre, feasting and other en
tertainments for the people, and fireworks.
3T Judge Morton will come from Nor
thern Indiana to tho National Road with a
majority of 30,000 votes. D'ye hvar that,
boys? Morton's majority in the State
will be like General Jm-kson's in Pennsyl
vania, when tjie officers counted on till the
majority reached 60,000, they then quit,
and the exact mnjoritv at that clectiou is
not yet known. Jladison ( I J.) Banner.
- i- """inn ana lard, are said
to be efficient anUdote, for strychnine.
The New York Central R. R.
for August, were about 7l,O0O.
Alf. Burnet, Esq., poet, wit editor,
has left for Kansas. '
While the sheriff and his assistants, a
few days since, at Fort Des Moines, were
enjoying themselves at a show, some scamp
unlocked the prison bars and released the
John Neurath, proprietor of the Cooper
House, at Daytou, was shot at and severe
ly stabbed, by a set of drunken rowdies
from Cincinnati, on Wednesday night
Several of our cotemporaries state that
the election in California was to be held
on the 3d inst This is an error, the State
election this year in California will be
held on the 4th of November.
Rumor has it that Hon. C. P. Tillers, a
brother of the Earl of Clarendon, has been
appointed Minister to the United States,
but no mention is made of it by the Eng
A boat race is to take place between the
boatmen of New York and St Johns, N.
B, on the St Charles river, near Boston,
on the 30th inst The prize is 12,000.
A few days ago, in a street affray at
Tarborough, N. C, Mr. E. Cromwell, pro
prietor of the Edgecomb House, was 6hot
and dangerously wounded by A. S. El
lison. The receipts of wheat at Chicago, are
now about 80,000 bushels per day, and
the total receipts of all kinds of grain
amounts to one million bushels "per week.
Lorenzo B. Sheppard, of New York, an
eminent lawyer and Democratic politician,
and holding the office of Corporation At
torney, died suddenly yesterday morning
while taking a bath.
The stock of pork in the New Orleans
inspection warehouse on the 1st instant,
was 10,642 barrels, against 16,875 at the
corresponding period in 1855, 7,106- in
1854, and 29,910 in 1853.
The Austrian army of occupation have
been lately applying the law of the state
of seige very rigorously in the Romagun,
and fourteen persons have been shot by
them in Bologna and the immediate en
virons. At the raising of a Buchanan pole in
Buffalo, Tuesday week, a man named Tray
er was killed, and another seriously injur
ed. ' The pole fell by reason of the break
ing of some ropes before it was tip to the
Hail stones as large as walnuts fell at
Rochester, N. Y, on Wednesday week.
The Chinese tea crop, it is said, will be
a full average one.
The Evening Express is the title of a
new Fillmore paper just started at Spring
The Brooksville TunneH, on the Virgin
ia Central Railroad, 800 fout in length,
has been finished.
The negro who killed Francis W. Sher
idan, in Highland, Va-, has been senten
ced to be hung on the 27th instant
The cotton factory of January & Wood,
Maysville, Ky was partially destroyed by
fire one evening last week. Loss un
known. Pittsburg coal is selling at Louisville at
2425 cents. The stock of all kinds is
reduced to one hundred thousand bushels.
A man named Goulden, a resident of
Zanesville, was killed at Bellair, on the
C. O. R. R, on Wednesday night, by a
collision between two trains.
Ohio is in thd market for a loan of
$2,400,000 at 6 cent, stock redeema
ble in 1886. The funded debt of tho
State is $13,250,000.
On the Pittsburgh, Ft Wayne and Chi
cago Railroad, there reniainJorty' miles to
be completed, to connect Pittsburgh and
Laporte, which will be completed in October.
3?" The following communication ap
pears in a' German paper published in
New-Orleans, which is slightly tinged with.
To ihe Editor of tke Dadteke Zeitmy:
Gentlemen: The course which toot
journal has pursued within the last few
months is undoubtedly calculated to bring
disgrace and dishonor upon all citizens of
German extraction, who, because support
ing such a sheet, are denounced as Aboli.
tionists. This state of things must have
an end. I have therefore prepared soma
extracts from your journal, which will
prove it to be a stumbling-block that can
not be tolerated in this section ; and these
extracts I shall send to an Anglo-Americau
paper for publication. You will readily
perceive that the further existence of your
journal, after such exposure, will be out of
the question. Before having recourse to
this extreme measure, however, I will givo
you timely warning. I now tender the
1. Hoist the Democratic flag imroedato
ly, and publish the entire Democratic ticket
until after the election.
2. Advocate publicly and purely the De
The jeult of such a course will be to
unite the German voters at the coming
I must however, beg you to forward mo
a formal written guarranty to accept and
abide by my stipulations before 12 o'clock
m. this day. If up to that hour such a
guaranty is not received, I shall act, and
you must then bear the consequences.
Notary's Office, No. 97 Exchange place.
43TThe remote Southerners, who have
most knowledge of Northern politics by
the commercial intercourse with the North,
are now intent on dropping Buchanan and
uniting on somebody equally devoted to the
Slave Olisrarchv. who msv have some
chance of Northern votes. For thk pur
pose Mr. Fillmore is waited on privately
by the great planters, to see whether he is
in very deed their man, and it appears that
the jolly and over lucky New Yorker im
presses them favorably. A Louisiana
planter was so much pleased that he could
not help writing home as follows of the
Dark Lantern candidate:
ua wni'irht and intense anxiety
shows itself upon his brow, on account, be
vond a doubt, of th alarming condition
of the country. I do not believe it is pos
sible for tho country to be kept together.
except by putting him in the i'rcsidontial