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From the New York Tribune.
From the New York Tribune. [...]--The Falsehood
.'Aest, well-nicaning persons write
fich nd such absurd libels on Col.
. strriiwiktinp fa tbeir locabtj,
JaU they want documents wherewith
jt refute them, we cannot holp answering
that they take hold of the business exactly
at the wrong end. What they have really
to do is to wake their neighbors scquaintr
d with the true character of CoL Fremont,
- ggrev, his services, and the estimation
jj, wliich he has ever been held by the wise
and good who intimately know him; and
this will preclude all necessity for paying
attention to the petty -larceny slanders with
which his baser adversaries seek to blacken
his reputation. Only let the People see
and know him as he is, and the vipers will
find themselves biting a little the sharpest
file that ever jaws were worn upon.
- Let us illustrate the character of these
libels by a few ready illustrations:
The conquest of California from Mexico
was effected by very moderate forces, yet
. with very little bloodshed. CoL Fremont
bore a most distinguished part in that con
quest at least, all the cotemporary ac
counts gave him the credit of so doing
Secretary Marcy's among the rest We
believe Mr. Buchanan did not commit him
self in any public documents; but we are
assured that, when CoL Fremont's Beef
contract was under irvestigation before the
Indian Committee of the House, Mr. Bu
chanan appeared as a witness for CoL Fre
mont before that Committee, and testified
strongTy in his favor. . If they were not
rival candidates, we believe Mr. Buchanan
would now gladly appear as a conclusive
witness against CoL Fremont's slanderers.
Of course, so large a country as Califor
nia was not conquered, and could not have
been held, by a force so immensely infer
ior in numbers as were its American con
querors to the hostile Mexican authorities,
soldiers and people, but by the manifesta
tion of extraordinary activity as well
courage. Our little force there in 1846-7
had to be multiplied many-fold by rapid
movements from point to point, and by
suddenly appearing when and where it was
least expected. Thus UoL r remoet, whom
Com. Stockton, after the conquest, appoin
ted its Governor, was at one tune obliged
to ride, at the head of one hundred mount
ed men, over four hundred miles that is,
from Los Angeles to Monterey in four
days, to meet an apprehended attack, and
back again in the same time a feat which
old Cahfornians pronounced unequaled in
that country, where horsemanship has been
' earned to its perfection. But the march
could not have ben made wi h mtrwr-eatedly
changing horses, which was effected by
driving into a ranch or cattle estate, un
saddling and turning loose the tired and
" panting beasts, putting their equipments
instantly on as many fresh animals, and
spurring headlong forward. Of course, the
owners of the horses in due time presented
claims against the Government, which a
Military Commission scrutinized and either
allowed, cat down or rejected; and some
of these Gen. Vallejo's for one have
since been paid by Congress, while others
have not. But they all figure not mere
ly the amount paid or allowed, but the
amount merely claimed in the newspaper
demonstrations of CoL Fremont's prodi
gality or dishonesty as Governor of Califor
Tokc one instance: CoL Fremont deem
ed it necessary to head a party of his force
and cross the bay of San Faancisco to cap
ture a Mexican fort and spike the heavy
cannon mounted thereon; for, though the
fort proved at the time to be scarcely oc
cupied, it would have become exceedingly
formidable and annoying if a hundred or
more Mexicans, who had not then been
dispossessed of the country, had seen fit
to throw themselves into. it. But, CoL F.
bad no boats into which to make the pas
sage, and was obliged to borrow those of an
American merchant ship then lying in the
bay. The captain lent and manned his
boat or boats, himself stccring'and his men
rowing; and CoL F, who had no money
wherewith to pay, certified that the service
was rendered, and that it was valuiiuie, hut
set no price on it. The "captain claimed
ten thousand pollars; the Commission al
lowed him fifty dollars; and even this, we
are confident, has never been paid. No
natter the $10,000 figure, large as life,
on various statements afloat intended to
convict CoL Fremont of prodigality or dis
honesty in California!
Probably most of our readers have seen
or heard something about the "six hundred
cows" which CoL F. is said to have pur
chased on Government account in Califor
nia, but to hare turned over to a ranchero
to breed on shares for his own profit. We
have met this libel in some dozen or more
Pro-Slavery journals, not one of which gives
the least unit of the fact that the Federal
Government never paid, and is not requir
ed to pay, one cent for those cows. The
facts in the case aie briefly these:
CoL Fremont, while Governor of Califor
nia, did contract with a stock-grower for
six hundred cows at $10 per head, for the
public service. As they were not immedi
ately needed, they were left with a ranchero
or herdsman till they should be wanted
on the usual terms half the increase to
the owner and the balance to the herdsman.
CoL F. gave an order or obligation as Gov
ernor for the price 16,000. But he was
soon superseded by a personal enemy who
repudiated the contract, and the seller took
bis cows back strain and was doubtless
glad enough to do so, as the discovery of
the mines about this time sent up the price
of cattle in California at least two hundred
per cent Had CoL Fremont's contract
been ratified by his successor, and the cows
left to breed on shares and only taken for
the public service as required, we have no
doubt that the Treasury would have been
$15,000 better for it this day.
The Hon. Willis A. Gorman, M. C. from
- Indiana, now Democratic Governor of Min
nesota Territory, was in Congress in 1853,
and, as Chairman of the House Committee
on Military Affairs, reported (Feb. 14) in
favor of paytng the claim of CoL Fremont
for $19,500, borrowed ard spent by him
in the public service while Governor of
California. In this debate Mr. Gorman,
"The vouchers which have been presen
ted, and copies of which I have here, are
clear and satisfactorily. It is satisfactorily
shown that the sum of $866 88, for which
there are no vouchers at hand, has been
paid. The Committee on Military Affairs
called before them an officer of the army
who was with CoL Fremont, and testifies
to the facte which ought to satisfy the
Honse that every dollar has been accounted
"It was said that CoL Fremont had got
this $19,500 and bought the Mariposa land
with it; and a distinguished gentleman of
tnis House told me that he had heard that
he had purchased a large amount of cattle
with it, upon which he had made large
profits. Now the Mariposa land cost only
$5,000, though it turned out to be exceed
ingly valuable, and worth forty or fifty
times what he paid for it. But the date
of that purchase was anterior to that tran
saction. "As to the alleged purchase of a large
amount of cattle and the grand speculation
out of the operation ! how did he act as to
that charge ! Did we believe it blindly f
No, sir, we went into an investigation of it,
and what was the result ! We found that
he had purchased a certain amount of cat
tle for the use of the army, but because he
had not the means for paying for them, he
left the cattle in the possession of the ven
der, w ho had finally to take them back for
non-payment; so that transaction ended in
smoke, as does the charjje.
Mr. Gorman then proceeded to vindicate
UoL r remont, thus:
"I will say for CoL Fremont, that when
1 went into the investigation of this trans
action I had some prejudices which 1
thought might be unfounded, and which I
am now satisfied were unfounded. The
prejudices which had been impressed upon
my mind have been dispelled by the inves
tigation of all his conduct in California,
and now 1 am prepared to bear testimony
upon this occasion to the correctness of his
whole line of conduct as an otheer and as
a disbursing agent Not one dollar can be
traced to his hands; no property can be
traced to his hands for w hich he canuot
give to the Government satisfactory vouch
ers that it has been approriately and prop
erly applied. I bee Lonqress Globe, vol
26, p. 596.1
Feb. 13, 1853, Mr. Campbell of Illinois,
asked "Were claims for articles fraudu
lently charged several times, presented by
UoL f remont, or were they presented bv
other persons pretending to hold them
against the Government V
Mr. Gorman Those claims were not
presented by CoL Fremont, but by other
Mr. Fuller Those claims of which
speak are called' the Vnlliojo Claims, and
they are recorded as being certified to by
J. V. r remont
Mr. Prick (Democrat) of New Jersey
tie certihes that certain property belong
ing to those individuals was taken by the
militaty officers of the United States, for
the purpose of carrying on the war. He
does not state the valuation, but he states
as his belief that those articles were taken.
There is no reference whatever to valuation.
Mr. Disney I understand that all these
matters which have been discussed here to
day are not matters of claim Uoii the part
of (Jot t remont but ujxn the part of va
rious individuals now in the Slate of Cali
fornia, for materials and property furnished
to him, the evidence of which is his acknowl
edgment, in the form of certificates, before
Mr. McLiAKahan of I'enit, in some re
marks on the subject, said : "Upwards of
$200,000 of claims were presented to the
Commissioners. They allowed and passed
favorably on some $31,000; the balance,
about $170,000, were not sustained by ev
idence, and were consequently rejected.
Of the 31,000 allowed, the claim of $19,
500, on which CoL Fremont was imprison
ed in London, was unanimously allowed,
and placed first on the list submitted to us
by the Commissioners. This is the only
demand against the Government in which
(Jot r remont appears to have the slightest
lliis debate shows that CoL Fremont
had no interest in any other claim than
that for $19,500, which the Board of Com
missioners unanimously allowed. As Mr.
Gorman remarked :
"The 'claims which are there stated orig
inated in this wise. CoL Fremont, when
there, when necessary, sent a guard of men
to take the property of thecitizens--mules,
horses and cattle for the public use.
The owners came and made claims to CoL
Fremont, as civil and military Governor of
California, for compenstion for their proper
ty. CoL Fremont laid all the claims pre
sented to him before the Board. The case
was precisely similar to thai of the army
of the United States in Mexico, t have
done the same thing myself on a march.
I have forced men to give me mules when
those on which the soldiers rode gave out
I have seen the same thing often done by
the other officers of the army. Ihe own
ers of the property taken would follow to
the next town, and there would receive
certificate that such property had been taken
for the public service, which they presented
to the Quarter-master, who sometimes paid
for it If these charges were made by
Mexicans 1 would not be amazed if the
same articles had been charged for one
The reader who wishes to pursue this in
vestigation further can doubtless find a
Congressional Globe, VoL XXVL, and
trace the debate throughout The claims
were very properly scrutenized, but no one
questioned the integrity and good conduct
of UoL t1 remont lbe lion. David K.
Carter, of Ohio, (then as now a prominent
Democrat but then a Fierce Democrat,
now for Fremont,) said:
"Personally, I know Col. Frehiont but
very slightly. I have had the honor.of an
introduction to him. He is a small man,
but he is as gallant as nny mass of stuff of
the same size that ever was wrapped in a
coat that would fit him. And, Sir, he met
a combination of enemies such as very few
of the public servants of this Republic
have ever met Both enemies that man
presents and enenies that God presents
mountain enemies, ravine enemies, enemies
of frost and of heat and of fasting. - Now
I do not think that a man who has march
ed for a week feeding ou green hides and
on the skeletons of worn-out and diseased
mules, would cheat his Government out of
twenty or forty thousand dollars. My own
opinion is, that when a man has garnered
up a reputation by deeds of almost unpar
alleled peril, he would want to transmit it
undehled to his posterity, and that twenty
thousand dollars would have no more ' in
fluence upon him that twenty cents. That
is my appreciation of such services as r re
mont's. It is not like sitting cross-legged
up here in one of those bureaus. It was
enough for him to know that that part of
this continent belonged to the United States
that they put upon him the peril of explor
ing it; that he was desired by his Govern
ment to make the way open to the thou
sands and thousands who were to follow it
to fortune, and to dehne a state that in.
magic time would become an empire. Sir,
you might as well undertake to separate
r remont s soul from his body by your ac
tion here he being three thousand miles
distant as to separate Fremont's fame
from the fame of the Pacific side of this Re
public." The bill passed Yes, 88; Nays, 49
the latter being about tho usual number
who voted against every private claim, no
matter how obviously just Nobody then
questioned UoL 1? remont's honestly even
Mr. Toombs expressly disclaimed any such
iutenlion. Congress" found a sum justly
due to CoL r n and ordered It to be paid
as it did a larger sum on a different account
two years later. And now, if the Pro-
Slavery advocates think they can make any-
.i . - . .1 i
tiling out Or ripping up tuese svruuuizeu aiiu
settled accounts, they are welcome to
[...] Refuted. Interesting Documents--Buchanan
The New-York York Tribune of Satur
day gives a document received per last
steamer from England, which is interesting
at the present time. Our readers will re
member that CoL Fremont was arrested in
London on account of debts to the amount
of $19,500, contracted in California. The
defense was that these debts were contract
ed on account of the United States Govern
ment Commissioners were appoiuted to
take the evidence of James Buchanan, np
pon whom as Secretary of State, the bills
were drawn, from whose testimony, under
oath, we give extracts, not having room for
"Question Do you know who was the
person in actual command of the hind for
ces of the Government of the United States
in California, in the year one thousand
eight hundred and forty-seven, and in the
mouth of March in that year f"
"Answer Col. Fremont, the defendant,
was jn California at the commencement of
hostilities between the United States and
the Republic of Mexico; he there raised
and commanded a battalion of California
volunteers, consisting of about four hun
dred men ; his services were very valuable
he bore a conspicuous part in the conquest
of California, and in my opinion is better
entitled to be called the "Conqueror of
California than any other man; he con
tinued in the actual command of this bat
talion throughout the month of March.
1847, but there were other troops in Cali
forniaother troops of the United States
under the command of Gen. Kearney,
who was afterward the Military Command
ant and Governor of California, as 1 hav
already stated in my answer to the eighth
interrogatory ; I cannot undertake to decide
the dispute to which I have already refer
red between Colonel Fremont and General
Kearney, hut as long as the California bat
talion existedthey were under the separate
and independent command of Colonel Fre
mont, while General Kearney commanded
the other troops of the United Ttates.
"Q. Do you know whether any, and.
if any, what forage or other necessaries
were supplied to or for the said forces of
the United States so engaged in hostilities
with the said Kepubhc of Mexico: And,
particularly, do you know whether any
such supphes were necessary for the forces
under the command of the defendant J
"A. I know not whether any, and, if
any, what forage or other necessaries were
supplied to or for the said forces of the
United States, so engaged in hostilities
with the Republic of Mexico, but I do
know that such supplies were necessary for
the forces under the command of the de
fendant, and that no appropriation had
been made by Congress to pay for these
supplies. Congress could not have antici
pated that UoL f remont would raise a Cal
ifornia battaiion by his own personal exer
tions, and without previous instructions.
Q. Do you know whether or not the
defendant himself individually and for his
own private use or benefit ever received
any consideration for the said bills, or any
of them, or was there any consideration
whatever for the drawing or accepting of
the same' bills, or any or either of them,
other than the said supplies to or for the
said forces of the said Government of the
"A. I neither know nor believe that
the defendant himself individually, or for
his own private use or benefit, ever receiv
ed any consideration for said bills, or any
of them, and do not believe there was any
consideration whatever for the drawing or
accepting of the same bills, or any or either
of them, other than to procure supphes for
the forces under lus command in v alt
forma." Mr. Buchanan also affirmed in regard to
"I SHOULD HAVE ACCEPTED
AND PAID THESE BILLS, FROM
MY GENERAL KNOWLEDGE OF
THE TRANSACTIONS. IN CALL
FORNIA, HAD CONGRESS APPRO
PRIATED ANY MONEY, AND PLA
CED IT AT MY DISPOSAL, WHICH
COULD BE APPLIED TO THEIR
PAYMENT, THOUGH IT WOULD
HAVE BEEN MORE CORRECT TO
HAVE DRAWN THESE BILLS ON
THE SECRETARY OF WAR."
Those Buchanan journals who have been
soiling their dirty fingers, and disgusting
all decent men in their own ranks by their
trumging up contemptible assaults upon
Mr. Fremont's honesty in his financial op
erations, will please take notice that out
of Mr. Buchanan's own mouth they are re
buked. Start the machine again, gentle
men your only chance is to tell so many
lies between now and election that they
cannot all be answered, and you are not a
lie ahead yet Leader, 22d.
The Dayton Meeting.
' The Plain Dealers famous telegraph
dispatch m regard to the Buuhaimn Con
vention at Dayton is completely eclipsed
by tho dispatches from the same meeting
received by tuo tatc Journal:
Special Despatch NOT for the
"By Clothes Line Telegraph."
Tremenduous Meeting at Dayton. Two
hundred and thirty thousand and sixteen.
Ihe sixteen supposed to represent that
Black Republican flag.
Eighty thousand in the procession. Iwo
days in passing a given point Hurrah
for Buck and Breck. Committee.
"By the Clothes Line."
Breck. didn't come,
Douglas didn't come,
Wise didn't come,
Cass didn't come,
and a host more. We're the didu't come
"By the Clothes Line."
The last three miles of tho procession
just now in sight Ihe Marshall reports
they have been out all night, and wants to
know where to stop. Gave hiiu some ice
water and told him to pass on. He did.
"By the Clothes. Line."
6 o'clock, P. M.
Have just heard that Maine has gone
for Buck and Breck. Shote and Winthrop
didn't come. Hurrah for Jackson ! Crow
Loud. We have. Committee.
From the New York Herald.
A Sectional Presidential Ticket.
A great hue and cry has been raised
against the Fremont party by the Buchan
an and Fillmore organs, ou the ground that
it is a sectional party, and is represented
by a sectional ticket, "ignoring fifteen
States of the Union," inasmuch as both
Fremont and Dayton bail from the North,
Mr. Fillmore himself, we believe, was the
first to make this inijtortant discovery, and
to raise the cry of rebellion and secession
in the event of Fremont's election. The
same mean and contemptible threat has
since been adopted by Mr. Buchanan, Mr.
Senator Toombs, and other leading South
ern secessionists of the modern demoralized
Now mark how plain a tail shall put
them down. One would think from the
holy horror of Mr. Fillmore concerning tliii
so called sectional ticket of Fremont and
Dayton, that it is a new and dangerous in
novation that we have never had any such
lefore; or else that Mr. Fillmore is a great
ignoramus in regaid to the Presidential
history of the United States. Look at the
following list of sectional tickets that hav
been run from time to time, from 1808 :
1S0S w.rm Clinton, X. Y.
112 IH- Witt Clinton. X. Y.
1K1S Rufns King, X. Y.
If-VJ. O. Adams Man
1SJ4 Andrea- Jackaon, Tenn.
J. Q. Adama, Mas.
"Wnt. H. Crawford, Ga.
Henry Clay, Ky.
1S'2H Andrew Jackson, Tt-nn.
" I. Q. Adams Mass.
1836 W. H. Harrison, Ohio.
Hut-h I- White. T nn.
Fob Vint FiutsrprsT.
John Ijuiirdon, X. H.
Jared Ieuersoll. Pa.
John K. Howa.nl, Mas.
Kit-hard Stockton, .V
J. O. Calhoun. S. C.
Nathan Sannird, X. Y.
Xathauk-1 Macon. X. t'.
Andrew Jackson, Tenn.
J. I . Calhoun, s. C
Richard Kuh, Pa.
Francis 'iranrvr, X. V.
Willie P. llangum, S,C. William Smith, S, C.
Here we have the precedents of thirteen
so-called sectionaltiekets to justify the tick
et of r remont and Dayton r remont in re
ality being a Southern man while Dayton
is a Northern man. This table shows us
too, in connection with the result . of our
past Presidential elections, that the South
has always been sectional, while the North
not been so, as the repeated defeats of tin
section by its support of Southern men will
abundantly show. ' Now, however when
the North proposes to prove tbthe South
that "two can play at their game," treason
is preached, and rebellion, revolution and
disunion are to be the consequences of Fre
mont s election. Hut the Pierce aud h or-
ney democracy having brought this present
sectional contest upon us, they must abide
by the consequences. Kebehon against the
will of the majority they dare not attempt
or if thev do. thev will be put down.
From the Wooster Republican.
WINESBURGH Sept. 1st, 1856.
Dear Sir: You, and your friend are
politically invited to attend a Democratic
Mass Meeting to come off at this place on
the 13lh mst
Our political enemies are straining every
nerve to give their meetings tone by mus
tering up large crowds of Women and
Children, &c. so as to discourage weak
democrats, vve hope that you w ill use
your influence to bring a large crowd from
your town, to swell our ranks for the
good cause of the "Whole Union" political
and religious .Liberty.
With God and VV ashington on our side,
we hope to beat our enemies and save this
We remain in the bonds of Democracy
Very truly yours,
N. F. JOSS, ) Committee.
J. KINZLY, of
J. RABER, ) Invitation.
DALTON, Wayne Co, O.
Sept. 9th, 1856.
Messrs Joss, Kinzlv and Raber. I
hereby acknowledge your kindness, in ex
tending to me and my friend, by yoiirr-
ted circular, an invitation to attencra Mass
Meeting of the Democracy of Wineshurgh,
on the 13th inst In answer permit me to
ask you, where is the onco noble Demo
cratic party, which in days gone by, trusted
in her principles to swell her ran ks J Alas !
how low has she fallen ! Has it come to
this, that the party of Jefferson, Jackson
aud Wright, is compelled to press into her
service unwilling freemen by committees
of invitation. Once it was only necessary
ty announce a meeting and the Democra
cy rallied, although it was ' merely ques
tions of expediency that divided the partie;-
But now how does the matter stand ?
Men's hearts are everywhere moving them
by every secret spring to swell the ranks of
freedom; but you are under the desperate
necessity of seeking out your members by
your appeals to heartless tools through
whose bosom .there never passed a thrill of
And now, you will stoop to slander the
wives and daughters, mothers and sisters of
American r reedom whom you characterize
as "hirelings" because, forsooth, by every
pulsation of their hearts, they inspire free
men with boldness and courage, to meet
the enemies of Humanity and Liberty.
But you fear they will discourage weak
Democrats. And doubtless you have rea
son to be alarmed, mere are many very
weak Democrats. Many who are too weak
to swallow the Kansas-Nebraska bill
many who are too weak to swallow those
nauseous laws of the bogus legislature
many who will be too weak to swallow
James Buchanan since he has been meta
morphosed into a pro-slavery platform. I
should not wonder if they should be so dis
couraged as not to make the attempt
Permit mo to inform you that 1 have re
solved to vote for John C. Fremont, and
will therefore decline- your invitation, and
rxli!ve ine, my feelings on this subject,
harmonize exactly wiUi those; of mv
An Editor Hung in Kansas.
The Evansville Journal says: We leam
from a gentleman just come from Green
Castle, Putnam county, that Alf. Patrick,
Esq., formerly editor of the Putnam coun
ty Banner, was hung m Leavenworth by
the Bonier Ruffians a short time since.
The news first came as a rumor, which was
believed till verrified by a letter to one
his relatives. Mr. Patrick was well
known over the State as nn editor. Ho
was a vigorous and spicy writer, and be
fore Ins departure for Kansas was a pro-
lavery man, and advocated the American
cause. Alter Ins arrival in Kansas, and nc
had an opportunity of observing the course
conduct of tho pro-slavery men there,
wrote home letters signifying a decided
change in his views and detailing the dan
gers ho had escaped from holding opinions
sympathetic with those of the r ree btate
men. Tho news is now here, that for hold
ing and dcclairing his honest opinions, he
has heed hung.
Good. Tho following'motto was inscrib
on the banner presented by the Sandusky
to tho Huron county delegation at
tho late llepublican celebration of tho an
niversary of Perry's victory :
"A Man for the Crisis; a Woman lor;
the White House."
ST. LOUIS, Sept. 22.
The steamer Pvlar Star, with Kansas
dates to the 15 th, to-day.
Capt Robinson with fifty-two pro-slave-rv
men attacked the Free State force at
Grasshopper Falls on the 1 3th. They kill
ed two men, and captured the provisions,
ammunition, and horses of the Free State
Next day CoL Harvey, with 200 Free
Slaters, attacked Robinson's party who
were in a fortified log house at Hickory
After fighting two hours, and losing
twelve killed and several wounded, Harvey
proposed an armistice of 30 days, which
was accepted. Robinson lost 3 killed and
Leavenworth is deserted. Gov. Geary
is at Lecompton.
NEW YORK, Sept. 22.
The Tribune contains the following
special dispatch :
Lawkknck, K. T- Sept 15. Twenty
eight hundred men, mostly Missouriaus,
reached Franklin yesterday, destined to at
tack Lawrence. Owing to our reliance up
on Gov. Geary for protection, our forces are
mostly in the country. About 000 remain.
prepared to fiifht lu our fortifications our
advance guards came in collision hist night,
and three of the enenue's men reported kill
ed. None of ours injured. Just then or
ders came from the Governor forbiddin
the approach of the pro-slavery forces.
They then fell hack and camped at Franklin.
Four hundred troops arrived here hist
night for protection.
1 his morning the Governor in person
disbanded the Missounans under llcad
member elect to the Missouri Legislature,
They are no longer " Territorial militia.-
Many of them swear that they will have
blood in spite of the Governor, Many of
our citizens have enrolled as his mihtia.
A collision is feared.
Col. Harvey's regiment fought at Hart
ford yesterday, and won killing three and
wounded many; five of Harvey's in
wounded, and his whole force taken priso
ners by the Dragoons while returning.
ggr It is said there are 130 papers in
Ohio for Fremont between 30 and 40 for
Buchanan, and one for Fillmore.
PIED In Trov townsliin. Slurrrow emmtv.
( hio, of Consumption. Mr. THOMAS EKWIX,
m uie btn year of Ins age.
The deceased was a young man of good mind,
excellent character, and ninth esteemed by all
who knew him. He has left behind him aged
parents and a large circle of relatives to mourn
his loss ; but he has left them the consoling ev
idence that he has exchanged a world of sin and
suffering fur one of spotless purity and incon
MKU-S6ed are the dead who die in the Lord."
At a meeting oi uie Board ot managers
of Holmes County Agricultural Society,
tnday September 12th, 1856, the follow
ing persons were appointed officers, &c- of
Marshal. Josiah Given.
Ass't. Marshals. R. French, E.J. Love-
land and William Sangler.
i)upt. of Horses. John Mast
Supt. of Cattle. R. W. Tidball.
Supt. of Sheep. Thomas Leminon.
Supt. of Hons. John Duncan.
Supt. of Mechanics Hall. Daniel
French, and Joseph McDowell.
Supt. of Floral Hall.-' -W. C. McDow
ell, J. W. Voorhas William Koch, MissM.
L. Irvive. Miss Ellen Mendeth, Miss Miner
va McCormick, Miss Virginia Justice, Miss
Rachad Mavers, and Miss Mary McKee.
. 1 lie Hoard of Directors have procured
suitable, grounds, with all the necessary
Conveniences, and have made ample arrange
ments tor the accommodation aud exhibi
tion of stock and other articles.
Thursday, October 2d, the numbers of
the Executive Committee and Superinten
dents ot tne ditterent departments will as
semble at the Secretary's office, punctually,
at 10 o'clock, A. M. The Judges will
meet at the Secretary s office at 1 o'clock,
P. M when vacanties will be filled.
Tho rules published with the list of pre
miums, and circulated upon large hand
bills, will be strictly adhered to bv the
R. WHEATON, Pres't.
D. S. UHL, Sec'y.
Oyster Depot !
H. S. WESTON,
KM PI RE SALOON,
S THE ONLY AGENT FOR C. S. MALT.
bv's celebrated Baltimork Ovstebs for Jlil-
lenibtirtr and vicinity. Retailers and Families
supplied bv the Ca.sc. Can or Half-Can. None
but J o. 1 uy stern will lie retailed by the dozen
Try 'em. " f Sent. 23, 1856 5lt
It must be Preserved !
() that end
the suliscriberR hare formed
a copartnership fur tlic
purpose of corrvirtfr on the
Cabinet and Chair Making Business!
In all its various branches, at the well-ltnown
land Fast of the Tnblic Square, finncry oc-
cnpieil by James rarra; irucrc they are now
nianntactiirmi; snrt keep oh band aeond supply
of furniture of all kinds. AmoBir our stork inav
be fouud Sofas, Te-a-Tks, LouxnHi. Seitkta
mks, Hook-Cares, Wardkohks, BrwtArs. Ct r
BOAKKs, Tables, Staxim nndw Bedsteads, of all
styles and prices; also,
CUSHIONED, CANE-SKATED, WINDSOR,
And other Chairs latest styles, and cheap.
Reiiiemlcr, friends, that we warrant all our
work to Kive good satisfaction.'
"r- e also keep a 11EAKSK. ana are pre
pared to furnish Coffins on the shortest notice
o nil parts of trie county.
llir.nktiil lor past lavors. we rcspeciuiuy bo-
licit the continuance of vour patronage.
r AKKA S 1UU.U.
Sept. 25, 1S5G 5t
5000 Hides Wanted.
"HE subscriber will pay the highest price
. in Cash for 5000 Beef Hides delivered at
bis Slaughter House, . mile East of Millrrs-
burg, on the Berlin road. Also, for the same
nuiulicr of Sheep 1'clts.
Sept. 25, 1856 5tf.
w li He wash do
made of Ostrich and
Fowl Foal hers, can be had rheeper than any.
wncrc cisc, at t'.lSKK 1 S, on tne Comer.
I SALMON P. CHASE, GOVERNOR OF
9 th State or Ohio, do hereby notify the
Qualified Electors of the State of Ohio, to as
semble in their respective Townships and
Wards, at the usual places of holding elections,
on TUESDAY, being the FOURTH DAY OF
NOVEMBER. A. 1). 1(?56. and then and there
to proceed, as the law directs, to elect
Twenty-Three Electors of President and
Vice President of the United States,
In pursuance of the Constitution and Laws of
the United States and this State.
Is Ttsxmosi. whereof, I have hereunto set
, , snd caused the Great Sesl of the ft itcof
(seal-) Ohio to be affixed, at Columbus, this
' nineteenth day of September, in the year
of our Lord one t housand eight hundred and
rift v-six. and of the Independence of the United
States, the eighty-nrst.
By the (Jovernor, S. P. CHASE.
J. li. Bakkb, Secretary of Stale.
Sept. 25, 1856 5w6
THE partnerahtp hen-tore existing, and doing
business under the name and firm of Cakvs
It it vn li:ut this ilav evpired of its own linu
The busiuess hen-after will lie carried on by
( Itf.) BAJvER fe WliUi.f.
BAKER & WHOLF,
Forwarding and fommission
ixd dealkbs a
SALT. FISH. PLASTER, WHITE
AXD WATER LIME.
FLOUR, WHEAT, RYE, CORN, OATS,
CLOVER AKD TlMOTHi SEKV,
Butter, Eggs, Lard, Tallow, and all
kinds of Dried t raits.
WAREHOUSE. MILLERSBURG, O.
Sept. 1H. lrio6 4tf. .
Times Change So do Landlord
IS SOW KEPT bt
WM. BUTLER & SON,
"VTTITH pu-ticuhir regard to the wants of the
T V Traveling and Biarding public. Try the
House now. Passengers carried free of charge
to and rrura tne cars
There is a Livery Stable kept in connection
with the above House. Horses and Vehicles
let cheap, and persons taken to any given point
in the surrounding country at moderate charges
Sept. 4, ipso zu.
A GEJf TS f either traveliu-'or local Ifor Kews-
J papers and Periodicals, are requested to
send, wiinout aeiay, tneir auures to ine uHuer-sii-ned.
and they will le furnished with a busi
ness, which will yield them from 100 t2(K) per
cent, proht. Tliey will please slate wnat j ews
paper they have canvassed fur. Persons who
nave not hitherto acted as Agents, but who
would like to engage as sncn, will also please
send their names, Post-office addn-ss, county
and State. KIUUT, JllASUiN s vu.
Sept. 18, 1836. Itf.
NOTICE is hereby given that on the 21st day
of November, A. I). Ic55. the undersigned
was duly appoiouted and qualified as Adminis
trator ot tlie Instate ot Milan KHey.rli ceased.
Sept. 18, 1856. 5w4
KNIVES THAT WILL SELL. A first rate
lot of pocket knives, just received at the
i . . . ' . 11 i rt'i -li 11 1
noolc oiore, in juiiierauurir. nev wju neii uu
give satisfaction to the bnver. Of this, no one
in want of a good article will hare a doubt on
examining our stock. They, are bound to cut
their way into the pockets of the public.
Improved Diamond Cement,
TOR mending broken Glassware, and every
JP description of fancy articles; an excellent
article. Jor sale at trie tsmih. STUKK.
Wilder' School Music
Brainard's V'ng Shawm
The Chorus Glee Book
Altine Glee Simrer
The Lute of Ztoa
N.i .Glee A Chorus Book
The Young Melodist
Cottage Glee Book
All, and more too, for sale at the Millersbnrg
Bigelow's Life of Fremont,
JUST received at the
Fremont Glee Books,
OET to music, and without, just received at
KJ the - UUUh. STUKE.
HEBRON & WEI RICH,
FXGL1SII, GERJIAX, AMEfllVAX
"CUTLERY, Oils, Taints. Glass, Sash, Pine
J 1 '!, Saddlery, anil Loach 1 nmmiugs.
Alillersbiirg, Kept. 11, leab -3U.
"TTII.L take notice that the annual session of
1 T the Holmes County Teachers' Institute
will be held . -
In Jienion, on Monday, October 6th, 1856 :
commencing at 10 o'clock, A. M., of said day,
and continuing in session one week. It is de
sirable that there be a full attendance, as there
business of importance to be transacted.
A. J. Ileal.
M. R. McOrxLorn. Sec'v.
Sept. 11, 1806 3w4.
Notice in Divorce.
Cordelia Hull )
vs. In Holmes Common Pleas.
EORGE W. HULL, of Stevenson county,
JT Slate of Illinois is hen-bv notified, that
Cordelia Hull did.cn the 8th day of September.
1)., leub, hlc her peiim in the orhce ot the
Clerk ot the Court of Common Pleas within and
tin: county of Holmes and State of Ohio,
cliorfjiBfr tliT said Cicori; w . Hull with willful
absence from said petitioner for tlimc yrars last
past, and asking that she may be divorced from
the said George W. Hull and for the custody of
their minor child, uwen . Hull ; which peti
tion will be for hearing at the November term,
11., llNb, ot said Ivourt.
Dated this flh day ot Sept., 18;.
Bv Rahtbot A Voorres, her Alt'ys.
Sept. if. 185C 3w6. pffj.lt).
rpHERE will be a Meeting of the Trustees of
L th Holmes County Agricultural Society.
Millersbnrg, on Friday, September the 12th.
lUC Al... I 1
, '"i i ni juirjuw oi mr.King necessary ar
rangements fi.r holdiuir the Sixth Annual Fair.
1 held at Millersbnrg. on the 2d and 3d days
Welolier next, and for the transaction of other
important business. D. S. UHL, Sec'v.
W. BINCHAM & CO.,
IMPORTERS AKD DEALERS IX
brein and Domestic Hardware,
Swedes, English and American
Iron, Nails and Glass, Tin Plate,
13 and 14 Water Street,
CLE VE LAND, OHIO.
AGENTS for Rubber Belting. Meneelv'a
Church Bella. sept.J.'M 2j i
BLANK DEEDS Neatly executed for side
at this office. Try tbcra, ye scribblers.
J. D. BAUMGARDNER & CO.,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
Daguereotjpe & Ambrotype Stock,
WOOD AND WILLOW WARE,
Fancy Goods, and Krerytkiiig else.
ASB lfAXlTACTURERS OF
MSrODOMS, GILT FUJMES, cfc
Wooster, Sept. 1, 1856 2m3.
THIS celebrated institution is one of the best
of the kind in the West. We are fully pre
pared to execute all jobs in the' way of BIND
ING, RULING, BLANK WORK, 4c, al
JJg" Persons wishing any Binding done, will
please have their Books -at Casket's Book
Store, and the same will be promptly Bound
J. H. BAUMGARDNER A CO.
Wooster, Sept 1, 1856 2m3.
DAGTERBEIAJT Ac AMBBO
TYPE MATERIALS Including Instru
ments, Apparatus, Cases Chemicals, and every
thing used by Artists, will be found at the
Column Building. Our stock is as large as any
in the State, and prices will average lower. ,
Orders are respectfully solicited, and satisfac
tion warranted. Terms cash.
J. H. BAUMGARDNER A CO.
Wooster, Sept 1, 1856 2m3.
PEIiTOX'S OUT-IilXE MAPS.
We have the Agency for these celebrated
maps, and will supply Teachers and School
Districts at publisher's prices. New edition
$25. All orders enclosing cash will receive
F J. H. BAUMGARDNER 4- CO.
Wooster, Sept 1, 1856 2ra3.
MEIiODEOXS. Loversof music, why
do you spend your best days playing or
a Jew's Harp or cracked Aecordeon, when you
can buy the best Melodeons at the Column
Building for $45 to $150? Come up and see
them. J . H. BAUMGARDN EH fc CO.
Wooster, Sept 1, 1856 3m3.
"Get out of the way, Old Seedy,
I'm bound for Cohn's, this time."
uTJie First Thing You Knowf
RESPECTFULLY informs his friends, and '
the public generally, that he has just re
turned from the East with
Clothing for the Million!
Which he is
than the same
kind has ever
been sold in
This is no fic
tionjriendgml for the truth of
it we ask you to
come and ex
amine our stock
and prices for
" HIS STOCK CONSISTS TS
Ready Made Clothing
Of every description, suitable for Fall, Winter
and Summer. Dress Coats, of the finest cloths.
made in almost every conceivable fashion ;
Over Coats, Vests, Pantaloons, Shirts, Under
shirts, Drawers, Shirt Collars, Cravats, Ac
Such as Cloths, Caasi meres, Casineta, Vestings,
&e., Ac, kept on hand in endless quantity and
quality, ana sold cheap.
Clothing made to order on the shortest
Sept. li, ipso. Jti
Port Monies. -
THE Stock of this assortment having been
reduced to about a bushel, they will be sold
astonishingly cheap to make room for the next
dray load, at CAS KEY'S, on the Corner.
Sept 4, lBDb.
Bound to be Hung',
AND sold too, the Wall Paper 'and Window
Blinds, to be had at
CASkE V -g, on the Comer. '
WE notify all those who know themselves
indebted to us, over six months, either
by note or book account, to come up and pay -the
amount due us by the 1st of October next
After that time, if not paid or satisfied, we pos
itively will resort to collection according to law.
i . ......... . .. w in j.ia. .
Sept 4, 1856 2 w4.
Valuable Property for Sale.
THE undersigned wishes to sell the House
and Lot now occurred by William iteed.
situate in the town of Holmesville, Holmes Co.,
Said property is favorably situated for business.
There is on the lot a good two-story frame. -building,
in which there is fitted up a good
store room, now occupied for that purpose.
There is also a good warehouse and other out
buildings on said lot
The property is a desirable one, and will ba
sold cheap. For furtherparttculars inquire of
J A Alts UUlt'UlSUJI,
Sept. 4, 1856 2tt Near Holmesville.
IY OS'S KATIIAIROX. The iramniM ppa.
J l&ritv of this nrnxjOAlled Toilet article i. entirely
without precedent It tale U aearlr 1,000 000 bottle
per year, and the demand is eonttantlr taereaging. It re
inre the Hair when it tuu fiUlvn ont: ptesorrea and beaa
tiliea it, imparting to it a beautiful ftlom; lemOToa dand
raH and keeps toe Hair perfectly dean; while its delight
ful perfume renders it the pleaianteiit article ever made
Sold even-where by alt respectable dealers, and In liillera
burg at the BOOK AND FANCY STOKE.
DAI,I,EW!f AfilCAI, PACf EXHUtV
llurns and scalds, riles. Rheumatism,
EmipiUs, Punctures, Wounds, Cuts,
nruues. Ferer Sores, Salt Rheum, Chapped Bands.
Sore Nipples A 6rests, Neuraley Swellings,
Felons, Sore and Inluuned Eyes, Head Ache, Ear Ache,
11 urn !.-, Come, Rnnrone, Gout, Bite of Insects, Eruptions.
and all caxes of Innamation where the parts afteeted eaa
be reached. For sale at the BOOK AND FANCY STOHS
Tidy do (Tape
Knitting do lEvelett
Crusha do lUookinir
i neniie ao i
And all kinds and sixes of eommen sewine
Needles, can -always be found at
CASKEVS. oa the Comer.
Sept. 4, 1856.
The Burning Bays
OF a summer's sun may be kept off first rata,
rate with any of the delightful and cheap
Parasou to be found at
CASKEY'S, on the Corner.
Aug. 521, 1856.
Perfumeries, Hair Oils, &c
4 NICELY perfumed Handkerchief, or s
A elossy sleek looking- head of hair, can be
bad, by buying the articles at
c.iShii e.on the turner.
Sept. 4, 1B56;
Large Family Bible.
XTJHO don't want one? .If you inl supplied.
IT attend to it immediately, iry
CASKEYios the Corner.
F YOU WANT ANYTHING in the Notion,
. or Book line, pi to
CASKEY'S, en tie Corner.
Sept. i, less.