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J. CASKEY, Editor.
THURSDAY,::::::OCTOBER 2, 1858.
Union for the sake of Freedom.
John C. Freiaon
OF CAUTOBi'IA. --
WlUiam L Daj ton,
Republican State Nominations.
rem. sufbkmb JCDOK shobt term,
OZIAS BOWEJf, of Marion Cooaty.
fob scman jthcb ftll mn.
-- JOSIAH 8X)TT, of Butler.
' fob school oomiMaoura,
ANSON SMYTH, of Franklin,
(on mrent of the boakd or rruo wobks.
JOHN W ADDELL, of Ross.
'WILLIAM B- SAPP, of Knox.
FOB POnHOK TU-AS JTTH5E.
M. WELKEB, of Holmes.
To the Printing Business mated at thin Of
fice. A boy of good moral eharae,er, a good
speller, can meet with an opportunity by
The New Yerk TrOs Kansas fun has reached $10,
65,08. The Ohio River Is so low at Cincinnati, that a drove of
cattle were driren across it Wednesday but. -
Ciin X. Tjltlob, one of the Fillmore Elector for the
8tate of Pennsylvania, baa taken the atunr for Feihoxt.
A Bie Scare Looai. Gen, Smos Cabebox, who help
ed to get Bccbabab nominated, presided at a FaEno-vr
meeting held Ic Harrisburgli the other evening.
CF"Kwp it befor the peple, that to this day, no man
In Kansas hai been punished br law, tor offence commit
ted againat individual!! of the Free State party not one!
Javbs B. Platform. A Kentucky editor say James
BrcoAMAM no longer exists, baring merged himself into
an Automaton called James B. Plattom. Horrah for
Jimmt FLirnn, the plank man!
fry" A terrible riot ocbnrred in Baltimore, on Friday,
between a party of Fillmore men and a party of Buchan-
ien. Two men were killed, and some twenty wounded.
Pistols and knives were used.
JfftTFCS Chodte, prerioas to joining the Buchanan
party, repudiated the doctrine of the Declaration of In
dependence, which he called a string of glittering gen
I tjTTbe Newark Mercury is informed by private let
ter from Bordentovn, that Commodore Stewart, "Old
Ironsides," who has been a life-long Democrat, has recent
ly declared for Fremoxt.
SiGMmcAirr. In the General Asaemhly of Wisconsin,
the Democrat, had last, year a majority of ten. This
year, in the same Assembly, composed of the same men,
the Republican have i majority of two.
Batakd Clark, of New York, who was rather whif
fling in his support of Republican came last session Con
gress, has come out unequivocally for Fremoxt and Day-
TOM. ' J
fi"A committe went all the way from Dayton to Lex
ington, to induce Brrckemridce to come again to Ohio,
to attend their "Monster Meeting," and returned with
the fullest assurance, that be wouldn't come, and he
3rCountefeit notes on the Northwestern Bank of
Virginia, payable at -the Branch of JefTorsonrille, are in
circulation. Look out for them. In the genuine the
word "JefferaonTile" is written, in the counter it it is
CJTThe Boeyrus Jmtrmmt .says that the Republican
Mass Meeting held is that town on Tuesday, numbered
8000 neoole. The speakers were Governor Chase, Co
lumbus Delano, Cooper K. Watson, and others. Old
Crawford will give a good account of herself in October.
A paper haa been started In Wilmington, Delaware,
called the Ftes Pre, which supports .Fremoxt for the
Presideney. It has the names of the Republican candi
dates for President and Vice President at the bead of its
Cot. Wise with tux Baxio:
"Yankee Doodle, keep it up.
It is as plain as figures, '
Buchanan ia the candidate
To raise the price of niggers."
J3There will be a grand sUm Meeting of the people
f Highland, Fayette and Boss at Greenfield, Highland
county, on Thursday, the 2ath inet. They design to hare
twenty thousand people there. It is an excellent neigh
bor hood, and there is no doubt they will bare a good
Cassixts If. Clat savs that In a conversation which he
held with Mr. Wickliffb of Kentucky, who was a dele
gate to the Cincinnati Convention which nominated
Buchamas, that slaves they would have, and if there
wese not niggers enough they would enslave the Dutch
or Irish... Where's Rabrr?
17 Judge Doouttle, of Racine, Wisconsin, having
been nominated for Congress by the Border-Buffian Dem
ocracy, respectfully declines! the honor in a spirited let
ter, in which be declares' his intention to rote for Fas-
Most and Freedom. Judge D. formerly resided in Wyo
ming county, N. Y, where he occupied a prominent po-
sftion as a Democratic leader.
CiT" Got. Reeder has come out boldly for Fremoxt
and Freedom. His letter, which will be found on the
fourth page of this week's paper, Is a manly document,
and will be read with Interest. He states explicitly anil
with boldness his reasons for abandoning the so-called
Democratic party, and opposing the election of his per
sonal friend Jambs Btcbaxam.
"Ax Actcal Settler." The Maine election ia they
call out West "an actual settle." Springfield (Meat.)
Tea, and it is said that "Old Buck will not be able to
"fix a claim," or "make a location'' in a single free State.
He is worse otT than a Virginia Land Warrant. '.
We learn from Pennsyrania, says the X. T. HcrmU,
that Gen. Pcrtiaxob, late Democratic Auditor General
of the State, has taken the stump in Butler county for
Fremoxt. Gen. PtjariAxcR was a member of the Cincin
nati Convent ion, which nominated Bccbaxax, and was
chairman of the committee on Its permanent organiza
We hare been requested to announce the name of
Jobs Hustox, Esq, as a candidate for Probate Judge at
the eomlng October election.
Mr. H. is our present Probate Judge, which office he
holds by appointment. He la a lawyer, by profession, and
thus lar has made one of the most popular and efficient
officers Holmes county has ever had. His popularity is
not confined to party lines, but wherever "Jack" is
known, it extends. His rotes will be from the ranks of
both parties, it being conceded ground, among all hands,
that be should be elected.
The First this Season.
For aborit a week past the weather has been
.sjnosually cold, for September. - To-day
(Wednesday,) we were visited with a snow
storm, which is so unusual a thing in this month.
as to be worth chronicalling.
rjf" As per announcement, Mr. Galky of
Fredericksburgh, gave us an excellent speech
in the Court House on Tuesday evening last.
An old liner ot? that has studied politics not
little remarked of Mr. 6. 's speech, that he
had learned more of the political history of this
country from listening to it, than he had ever
learned before. This is quite a compliment
corning from the source it did, but was not un
deserved. Mr. O. is well posted, and his au
thorities are jsuch as cannot be questioned, be
ing the words that have fallen from the lip of
their own men.
Voters of Holmes County.
The great question to be dec sded by the vo
ters in this COTgrcssoimai i is wntv
ther they prefer Wnxta R- Bxrr to Joseph
Crura, but it is whether this Ksfrist will be used
by Slavery ia Congress -to rivet tetters on
Free People shall lie used to enforce Wrong
sad injustice cpon inan. The great element of
this context is the sitcation of things in Kansas.
For the last two years there has been a scheme
to carry slavery into Kansas against the will of
her people. It in anew phase of slavery agita
tion. This has been made with the complicity
of the North, and is now sustained by the so
called Democrat ie party of the North. These
tarts have never been suecossfullv controverted.
"This scbrm of the South has given rise to out
rages which are . a diKgrare to civilization and
to the age in which we live. It is an error to
take vp an isolated outrage and examine it
The whole, wi;h all the cireti instances, should
be examined. The bets of the violation of the
ballot box, the easement of Ik gr-s laws, the ap
pointment to every territorial office, so lar as
they coujd, from the Sonlh, the murders, the
pillage and the out rages, are all but parts of one
vast scheme. This scheme is now nearly con
summated. Two more elections carried as the
List two have been, and a -Slave ConsHtution
will be forced open Kan-as. Between the two
Constitutions the Slave and the Free there
will be a contest ia Congress. It will be fia-
the'people of this district to say whether they
will send a cian to Congress who will vote for a
Free-State Constitution or the Slave-State Con
stitution. Beyond that, it is true, lies the ques
tion of Slavery extension. If any man sup
poses that this question is to result only to Kan
sas, ne nas no conception ol the issue. 'nly one
half of our territorv is populated. From Kan
sas to the Pacific is unsettled a full half conti
nent a'vast empire, the institutions of which
are to be fixed ia this crnlest. If you cannot
save Kansas to Freedom with a majority of Free
State men on its soil, with but one slave State
intervening, will any man pretend it is possi
Ue to save the secoud or third? And slavery
having now 250,000 square miles more than you
possess, will add from ten to twelve mammoth
States to the South. Is not this a matter of
demonstration, that vou cannot save a second
unless yoifcan save the first State? This acces
sion of Slave' States will make twenty more
Southern senators, with a proportionate repre
sentation in the House, with a majority of the
Electoral College, and power will exist to make
war on Mexico to secure more slave territory,
and the North will be but a small spot of our
country. The manner in which Kansas will
have been acquired by slavery, if it is to be ac
quired, will indicate how the power will be used
there against free institutions. William R.
Sapf stands pledged never to vote to extend the
principle of slave representation .over another
inch of territory. Joseph Cikns by subscrbing
to the principles laid (Iowa in the Cincinnati
platform, says to the South, "take your slaves
to the Territories if you want them there, I am
opposed to the interierance on the part of the
North with your peculiar institutions. This
is Democracy now, and I am a Democrat." So
are Shakxox, Atciiisox, and Strlxofkllow.
Another result that will follow will be the
re-establisliment of the slave trade which has
been a darling idea of southern men for years.
Then will follow the realization of the doctrine
asserted, of the right of a slaveholder to go whore
he pleases with his property, to remain aa long
as he pleases. All these considerations eater
into this contest- The Northern States are con
tinually pouring West a stream of free emigra
tion. In the west the emigrant is enabled to
secure himself a home where he can. lay the
foundation of wealth and prosperity for himself
and of civilization and intelligence for our com
mon country. But once desecrate Kansas and
the other territories with Slavery, "and at once
you cut off all inducement for men to emigrate
thither, and the result is that Free Labor re
mains here to come into constant competition,
so that the prices of labor diminish and the
masses of the people are impoverished and de
graded es they are ia Europe. Ireland has of
fered an example to this. China affords anoth
instance, and to-day her population is sold
slaves. Gov. Johnson of Georgia, in a speech
made in Philadelphia, admits our premises in
this respect, and this lxiug admitted, there is
but one conclusion. If it is a question of capi
tal and lalwr, as Gov. Johnson says a question
whether the South sliall own his labor or hire
it will soon be a question whether the whole
Union shall own or hire their labor. This Ter
ritory the north must have for its surplus popula
tion. But do the South want it for that pur
pose? Whoever heard of a negro-owning State
liaving a surplus population? The idea is ab
surd. What they desire it for is to increase
slave representation in Congress that they may
enabled to dictate the policy of Government
and obtain supreme control.
The Meeting at Bloomfield.
Absence from home prevented our attending
the Republican Meeting at Bloomfield on Mon
day, lie day was unpleasantly cold and rainy
until the afternoon, but still they had an at
tendance that astonished all. It was made up
mainly from Clark and Mechanic townships,
and sliows that they arc fully aroused to the im
portance of the issues to be derided at the com
ing elections. The speaking was first rate, and
much praise cannot be bestowed upon the
ladies, for the excellent dinner prepared by
them for the occasion. A judge in such mat ters.
he never saw it excelled. The srieakinsr
was in open air and whilst it was raining, but
still there was the ltest of attendance and all
seemed anxious to hear.
There is no labor done that is more disenler-
ested than that of the Firemen whilst striving
save the property of others none that is har
and none that is more cLetrfully performed.
we argue, that when thg nppenl to the
liberality of our citizens, the response should be
prompt aud the contribution generous.
1 he rirenien of ilUlersl.urg proiKwe to have
supper at the Court House this (Thursday)
evening, the proceeds arising from it to be ap
plied to the benefit of the two Compaai. A
table will be spread with all the sudstnjitir.1 and
luxuries that Indies alone know how to procure.
There will lie vocal and iusti-unu-ntnls music to
enliven the eccesion, and a Torch Light proces
during the evening by the Firemen.
3f We have been asked by several why we
not commence an awailt upou Gen. Joseph
Burns, the opposition caudidntc for Congress in
this District, similar to that waged against Ma
Sapp, the Republican candidate. The rea
son is, we have no anxu-ty of acquire the
notoriety of a common blackguard an un-
pVincipalled politician. Joseph Ulsxs is an
acquaintance, a friend, as such we respect him
desire to retain his good opinion and that
our political opponents, generally. As to the
abuse of candidates, we will say merely, that
we do not row in the same boat with those in
dividual, who regard it as their chief business
vilify private character. If we cannot elect
Sapp without heaping personal alrase upon
Bi bxs, we are content that he should be defeat
ed. This course we hioa to be Major Sapp's
wilu-is in the matter.
Gov. Geary and the Territorial
Whether the apparently favurable course tak
en by Got. Geary on his first arrival will
pursued, or whether he will prove no better
than his predeeessers, is as yet an uncertain
matter, although some reports by the last mails
would indicate the latter. The Border Ruffians,
with Atchuox at their head, who at first receiv
ed him doubtfully, have, it seems, admitted him
to full communion and declare that he is all
right: rather suspicions evidence! He has ap
pointed Col. Titus generalisimo of militia, one
of the ruffians already distinguished for his hos
tility to the Free State men.
- The Pittsburgh nrffc says: "Governor Gea
rv arpect olnlinee lo tie lorn of the Territorial
Lftfufatnre. rntil they are repealed. This
just the turning point of the whole case. Those
"laws of the Territorial Legislature" infamous,
invalid, and unconstitutional are the cause of
the whole difficulty. So long as they are
force,. it is utterly impossible to effect their re
peal. They disfranchise, by their test oaths.
every man who wishes and would vote to re
peal them. If repelled at all, it must be by the
Legislature. Thent he Legislature is to be cho
sen in accord ance with the provisions of these
very laws, and one of their requirements is that
mo man thal rcte, or be eligible to office, trho trill
sto trice an oath to uutfiin than. What a mocke
ry is it, therefore, for Governor Geary to tell the
people of Kansas that these laws must be obey
ed until repealed!" Leader.
."Cincinnati is becoming quite a place. On
the 25:h Judge Walker, of the Enquirer, step
ped into the street with an uplifted cane to nse
on the hack of Mr. Reed of the Commercial, who
was passing. The latter drew a pistol when the
former showed the by-standers a specimen of
tall running. On the same dav, Robinsox, lale
IT. S. Marshall, caned Johm Ellis, late Deputy
C S. -Marshr.U. Tistols were drawn but no
shots fired. The Editor of the Cincinnati Time;
becoming alat-nied, announces that he has pro
cured a pistol and bowie knife and is detcrmin
ed to-resist the caning which he sccsis conscious
he deserves on general principles.
Scarce two Weeks.
To our State Election in Ohio. Now let these
twelve days lie filled with untiring labors.
Not a thousand men in Ohio, would vote the
Bi-chaxaw ticket, if they were thoroughly posted
as to the position of parties.
N eighborhood meetings, and individual effort,
must be the work now. Talk the matter over
with your neighbors earnestly and thoroughly,
so that no man in all Ohio, shall vote blindly.
iccmembcr Kaxsab and her smouldering
houses, and her murdered men! Remember
Remember that now is the hour that is to de
cide the fate of Liberty on this continent!
With the triumph of Fremoxt, Freedom again
lives! But with the election of Buchaxax,
Slavery, the direst of all foes to a Republic, be
comes as wide and as permanent as the Union
Men and brethren, in view of these momen-
tuous tacts, work now for God and Humanity!
for Liberty and Justice, and the perpetuity of
the free institutions of our fathers! Let other
busines now wait-. It is needed that Ohio shoud
roll up an Hundred Thousand Majority for Free
dom ia Kansas' Leader.
Maebied bt a Catholic. We are requested
by Mr. Bexjahix Leueux, of Cleveland, to stale
that he is not and never has been a Catholic, but
was married by a Catholic Priest to a Protest
ant woman in Ancaster, District of Gore, Upper
Canada, May 4th, 1819. Mr. Lebeux was born
Massachusetts and his wife isa native of New
York. Get around that if you can, ye yelping
curs who brak at an empty hole! Leader.
For the Holmes County Republican.
Sunday School Celebration.
The Disciples of Christ at Holmesville, on
Saturday the 27th of September, 1856, in unison
with a Eomlxr of the neighboring schools, held
celebration in the Oak Grove, half a mile east
of Holmesville, which proved one of the best
ever held in the place. Over one thousand per
sons were present, about one-half of which were
scholars. A short appropriate address was de
livered by Rev. Isaiah Jones, after which, a
number of the scholars of the Holmesville school,
delivered appropriate declamations and read
essavs, alternately entertaining the audience
with vocal music, by a choir lead by Mr. H.
Woods. A beautiful free dinner was had for all,
after which, the scholars were presented by the
officers of the several schools, with a New Tes-
ment; several valuable Bibles, were awarded to
those entitled to prizes, under the rules of the
several schools. The highest number of verses
committed in the female department, was by
Miss Lovisa-Whkatox, (2922;) and that of the
male department, by Mr. Madisox Poulsox-
(1040;) both pupils of the Holmesville school.
JOHN DODSON, Pres't.
OI7 ti?!0' i Secretaric.
A. J.Bell, ,l
Mr. Fillmore's Albany Speech.
As much pains has ben taken to explain
away Mr. Fillmore's Albany speech, and
there are those who yet do not believe,
that he asserted that the Union would be
dissolved in case Fremout should be elec
ted, we make an extract from that speech,
given in a pamphlet issued by the Fill
more party. Mr. Fillmore said :
"We see a political party presenting can
didates for the Presidency and Vice-Presidency,
selected for the first time from the
ree blates alone, with the avowed pur
pose of electing those candidates by the
suffrages of one part of the Union only, to
ruleovejr th whole- United ''States. Can
bepossible that those who are enjjaged
such a measure can have serionsly re-
fUK'tal iiim.1i the CONSEQUENCES
WHICH MUST INEVITABLY FOL
LOW in case of success ? Can they have
madness or the folly to believe that
Southern brethren would submit to
governed by such a Chief Magistrate !
m bupiiose that the
South, liaving the majority of the eleetor-
votes, should declare that they would
only have slaveholders for President and
Vice President, and should elect such by
their exclusive suffrages to rule over us at
the North. Do you think we would sub
mit to it ? No uot for a moment And
you Mievu that your Solitheren breth
ren are loss suusative on this subject than
you are, or les jealous of their rights ? If
you do, let mo tll you tlutt you are mis
taken, therefore you must see that if this
sectioiml party succeeds, it leails inevitably
the DESTRUCTION ok this oealti
ful fabhick reared by our forcfarhers,
cemented by their blood, and bequeath
ed to us as a priceless inheritance
And let me add, that when
this Union is dissolved, it will not be di
vided into two republics, or two monarch
ies, but be broken into fragments, and at
war with each other."
t&T Don't forget to read and compare
the Republican and Slavery Platforms on
the first pnge of this week's paper.
From the Logansport Journal.
Colfax Mobbed the
Old Liners. TWO MEN KILLED.
and Horses Knocked
From a reliable correspcindent, Ve have
received an accouot of the riot at Bourbon,
Marshall county, at the discussion between
Judge Stuart and Mr. Colfax.
A wagon containing four men and
number of ladies, came from Kosciusko
county, to attend the speaking. In the
wagon was borne a. banner representing
buck on his last legs. Threats were made
against the wagon before it reached- the
ground, and during the speaking thirty
Irishmen, who were employed upon the
railroad, prepared hickory clubs, aud as
the wagon passed a grocery at the opposite
end of the town, it was attacked by these
men, who knocked down the horses,' and
commenced an indiscriminate assault upon
all in the wagon. The screams of the wo
men as they begged for their lives and the
shouls and the murderous blows of the at
tacking party were awful, which drove in
terror the multitude, which was largely
made up of women. Men endeavored to
save their own families, and there was no
time to assist the unfortunate wagon load,
which was soon overpowered by the infu
riated brutes who forgot to discriminate
between women and men in thjir mad at
tack. While one of the mob stood wifh his
club elevated with both hands, and in the
act of striking lie was shot and fell dead.
The persons in the wagon were seriously
bruised and injured, and were only saved
from death by the attention of the mob
being attracted .to another object
In the wagon was the wife of a Mr.
Leffel, a citizen of Kosciusko county, who,
hearing of the danger of his wife, rode
back to protect her. On approaching the
wagon he and his horse were knocked down,
and finding the odds against hint too strong,
he retreated to the house of the Rev. Mr.
James, whose family, with himself, had
been witnesses of the terrible scene at the
wagon. Mr. Leffel was pursued by the
mob, who picked up axes as they, went,
broke in the door and a window, aud bru
tally murdered him in the presence of the
terrified faniilv. His body was', horri
bly mangled, hislegs and head being near
ly cut to pieces.
Mr. Colfax, had been to supper a third
of a mile from the scene of these transac
tions, and in a short time after, passed the
grocery where were congregated the assail
ants of the wagon. They assaulted his
horse with clubs and nearly knocked it
down, and theatened the life of Mr. Col
fax. Ho was able to keep his horse in mo
tion, and escaped. Ihe mob clubbed
man riding a short distance behind him,
and threatend the life of a Captain Ster
ling, who had recently become a .Republi
can, and also beat a young man named
Samuel Disher. Ihey took complete pos
session of the town, while the people anx
ious for the safety of the women fled in
Mr. Leffel was a prominent member of
the M. t,. Uhurch. He was a mild and
inoffensive man, and universally beloved.
Tenxessee. CoL Thornton having late
ly stated in a speech.atMemphisthat there
were three hundred Fremont voters in that
city. Fotelke'g Financial Express of the
6th mst, says:
"We take no great interest in politics;
we leave this for those w ho want office,
and who have more taste, and greater in
formation of politicians and public meas
ures, than we have, or profess to have.
We believe that we have full hve hundred
voters who prefer Fremont lo either Fill
more or Buchanan in this city and county;
and would cast their votes for him, in pref
erence to either of the other candidates for
the Presidency, provided there was a Fre-
mont ticket m the State. We may be
mistaken, but we do not believe we are.
We think the opinion expressed by Col. J.
B. Thornton really below the number of
r remont voters in the city. 1 his is onr
honest and fixed conviction; and, with the
disposition evinced by some to strike down
Col. Thornton for the simple statement of
a fact, if it be a fact if not a fact, for an
erroneous opinion, it it bo an error we
cannot, in justice to our sense of duty, to-
fram from the giving of our own opinion
upon the subject ; and, while we state this
conviction of ours as a mere opinion, and
not as a positive fact yet we can give rea
sons for the "faith that is in us" on this
Blood and Thunder!
Hon. Lawrence M. Keith, who assisted
Brooks in the assault upon Sumner, has
been delivering a political address in Lynch
burg, Va., in behalf of Buchanan, in the
course ot wiixu lie took occasion to give
vent to his hatred and spite against Ohio
and Massachusetts. TheLynchburgh Vir
CoL Keitt's bitterest venom was directed
at Massachusetts, and he gave us to under
stand, too, that he had a special aversion
to the pork grease of Ohio, as well as the
codfish of the Bay State. The Massachu
setts men, he said, who emptied the tea in
to Boston Harbor, first .filled their pockets.
The Massachusetts regiment in the Mexi
can war had to be guarded by two others
lo prevent them from pluudenng the bag
gage wagons. In 1812 the people ot
Miissiichusetts permitted their brethren to
be slaughtered on the shores of Canada,
without sending them help. Then, ho
aid, in allusion to Mr. Burlingaine, the
citizens of that State were not so much dis
posed to go to Canada to fight as now.
Filially he exclaimed, "God help me," . "I
want nothing more to do with Massachu
setts, except on the battle-field." Referriug
o the liossibility ot rremonls election, ho
ieclared that the man who, in that contin
gency, would not go for a dissolution of the
Union, was a traitor and a coward.
Please don't make a fool of yourself, Mr.
Death of Sir John Ross.
The Engfish papers contain intelligence
of the deaih of the celebrated Arctic nav
igator, Sir John Ross, Rear Admiral in the
British Navy, at the advanced ago of 80.
Having entered the Navy in 1786, ho took
an active part in the war of the end of the
last and beginning of the present centnry.
In 1818 he accompanied Sir Edward Par
ry in an expedition to the Arctic seas, and
subsequently spent upwards of four years
there, from 1820 to 1833, in commnnd of
another expedition to these inhospitable
regions, and on his return received the hon
or of knighthood from William IV. for
his distinguished services.
Freedom of Speech Nowhere in
the South-Everywhere in the
One ' of the pwuliaritiea of this cam
paign is," that Southern orators are invited
to visit the Free States and advocate the
claims of slavery as loud and as long as
they please. Ihey are heard respecttully
and treated like gentlerren. On the other
hand no man who favors the election of
Fremont and is opposed lo the extention
of Slavery into the Free Territories of
Kansas and Nebraska can make a speech
m a slave State. Our cause is excluded
from debate, the tongue is gagged and the
press is silent fclavery holds watch ana
ward over both, and the cause of Liberty
languishes in silence and finds no advocate.
In proof of what we here assert we have
a few facts to relate. Mr. Underwood,
from the Western part of Virginia, a gen
tleman of character and a large property
holder, was a delegate to the Philadelphia
Convention. He was chosen one of the
Vice Presidents. He voted for the Plat
form, and ratified the nomnation of Fre
mont For these his sins the slave power
declared he should never return to his
home and family in Virginia. He was
forced to send a friend to his place of
abode, remove his family and sell his pro
A like attempt was made lo force an
other of the lrgmia delegates to leave llie
State. A meeting was called at the Shan
andoah Court House, and resolutions were
passed giving the delegate, Mr. Rye, ten
days to rid himself of the State. He
however took no notice of it, and the ques
tion is yet to be decided whether he also
must become an exile from Virginia be
cause he attended a Republican Conven
tion. On I? nday last the t remont Ulub,
which has recently been formed in Wheel-
,nSfc nlc according to notice, m that
Ciiy. The meeting was large and respect
able, but the Slave power had decided it
should not exist on the soil of that State,
and aeeordinirlv ruffianism was let loose
upon it The Daily Time, a Fillmore
paper, says that as thesjieaking proceeded,
the demonstrations of "the "outsiders be
came emphatic and turbulent," and "there
were frequent cheers for Fillmore and
Donaldson, for Buchanan, &c, mingled
with hisses and groans for niggers and
nigger-worshippers. lhen commenced
violent demonstrations, until finally the
members of the Club were driven from the
Hall, some escaping the back way. Says
the Tithes of Mom lay:
"One of the Speakers, a Dr. G.' Prici
Smith, was pursued by the crowd with
hootuigs and imitations of Mucking, kikI
'tar and feathers, and 'riding on a rail.'
When the crowd reached the comer
Markel and Quiney streets several alterca
tions occurred, and one jerson of the oppo
sition received a severe stab m the side,
from a knife, it is not denied, we believe,
in the hands of Dr. Smith. A young man,
also ot the opposition, had several ot his
fingers severely cut The Dr.'s friends fi
nally got him to a place of concealment
from whence he was quietly taken to jail
on a charge of stabbing, as well as for his
own safety from the mob. Yesterday he
appeared before Alderman Dulty, and was
admitted to bail for his appearace at an ex
amination before the County Court"
Thus is freedom of speech and of thought
crushed in irginia. Ihc above facts are
simply infamous and beyond enc'uranca;
and yet Southern friends and advocates of
Buchanan and slavery, Fillmore and Don-
elson, can go to any part of the Free
felates, and without the least disturbance
can speak their views. . At the Buchanan
Convention in this city, on Wednesday,
one of the speakers, Col. Harris, was from
Kentucky, another, Judge Walker, from
New Orleans, and no two men more gross
ly abused Col. Fremont "or more villain
ously misrepresenting the principles of the
Republican party, and more unjustly as
sailed the public men of our State. Col.
Ham's, by name, accused Mr. Giddings of
of all the crimes m the decalogue a man
whom the people of his "district have cho
sen to represent them in Congress for
twenty-tour years, and have again nomina
ted him by acclamation for re-election.
This venerable statesman, Governor Chase,
and Hon. B. F. Wade, were denounced by
these Southern spouters as disuuionists
and traitors, and yet they were heard
without interruption. They had a great
deal to say about their institutions and the
glories of freedom, but it would not be in
their pewer to protect a Republican speak
er upon the sou of Kentucky, who would
undertake to refute the slanders which
these chivalrous gentlemen uttered against
the cause and the candidates of freedom
here in the heart and citadel of Ohio.
No, the Republicans would be mobbed,
hooted at, tarred and feathered. If tin's
is denied, we point to the case of Under
wood and Kye of V irginia : To the ont
rage just committed in Wheeling: To the
murder of Mr. Blakey by Linn Boyd, in
one of the border counties in Tennessee.
Dr. Blakey was, like Underwood and Rye,
a delegate to the Philadelphia Convention,
for which crime he was shot down by Linn
Boyd, late Speaker of the United States
House of Kepresenlatives. We could
point to the outrages committed in Con
gress upon Free State Senators and Rep
resentatives : We could point to the laws
and cruelties of Kansas, in evidence that
freedom of speech and of the press, exist
nowhere in the Southern States. They
are indeed incompatible with Slavery. The
two things cannot exist together. Ihey
are plants which the same fields do not
produce. These Southern gentlemen ac
cused the Republicans of being sectional.
This, however, is no more than their allies,
the doughfaces here, gabble about ; but
we will inform these Southern orators if
they will open their States to Free discus
sion and a Free press, will give the men
holding Ropublican doctrines,- the same
hearing and the same show of fairness that
they have with us, wo will soon relieve the
Republican party of the stigma of sectional
ism. This they very well know, and there
fore t heir meanness and intolerance. Ohio
Tiik Laziest Proceedings out. The
Republicans of Sanilac county, Michigan,
have found a notable mode of saving trou
ble. They have adopted 'the entire Dem
ocalic organization of the county. Every
man on the county committee, and on the
township committees of the Democratic
organization, is now a thorough Fremout
man; so they iust "luff 'em bk." Detroit
X3TA Washington corresflondent of
tho South Carolinian, a Buchanan paper,
L he news recently from the piorhern
States is very discouraging to the Demo
cratic party. I should not be surpnsod if
I' remont sweep the lorth.
From the Wooster Republican.
The Dunn Bill.
To enable all our readers to judge for
themselves as to what the Dunn Bill pro
vides n relation to Slavery in Kansas, we
publish the entire Bill on the first page of
t r. wf f .1 l TIT- T Ti
me nepuoiican oi wis wees. e imiuj
the attention of every honest man to its
provisions. It will be seen that the only
sections in the entire bill which refer to
slavery, are the first and lust or twenttf
fourlh. The first section gives Congress
power to divide the territory in any way it
shall deem proper and convenient, and to
attach "all or any portion thereof to any
other State or Territory of the United
States, EXCEPT TO SUCH AS BY
ANY LAW OR USAGE MAY AT
ANY TIME TOLERATE THE INSTI
T10N OF SLAVERY. Here it will be
seen that Congress is absolutely forbidden
to attach any part of Kansas to any territo
ry where the institution, of Slavery exists.
So far from establishing slavery in Kaasas,
it forbids any portion of that territory from
being connected with Slave territory, as
any man can see by rending for himself.
And yetthe tools of Pierce and Atchison
in Wayne County, say that the Dunn, bill
establishes Slavery in Kansas.
The last sect ion provides Tor the repeai
of a port ion of the 14th and 32d sections
of the Kansas-Nebraska act, and then de
clares that the 8th section of the act for
the admission of Missouri into the Union,
(in other words the" Missouri Compromise,)
shall be rivived and in full force in saidter-
ntory. Three Provisos are then added to
tho section. The first, that any person
LEGALLY held to service, in said territo
ries, shall not be discharged from such, by
reason ofsveh revival a ltd repeal of said
Sth section, if permanently removed out of
said territory before the first of January
1858.' The second Proviso applies lo chil
dren born of females LEGALLY held to
service in the territory, and is in substance
the same as the first The third proviso
is to extend the fugitive slave law in Kau
... . . .
sa.-. 1 Ms the same provisions as that con
tained in the ordinance of 1787; the same
in substance as that embraced in the Mis
souri Compromise; the same as that cop.
led m the Kansas-Nebraska act, and pre
cisely the same as the provisions' on the
saihe subject, in the Toomls bill, which the
wet nurses of Pierce Democracy, m W ayne
County cling to, and sustain wMi so much
zeal. Independent of all this the fugitive
slave law is only one of the laws of the
United S-ates, which any lawyer ought to
know extend for good or for evil, over the
entire Union, including of course, the terri
tories. 1 lie i ugUive bLtve Law was there
fore in force in Kansas, as soon as (he Kan
sas Nebraska act became a law, which was
So far from establishing Slavery in Kan
sas, this section expressly avoids recogniz
ing its existence there, as claimed by the
pro-slavery supporters of Buelianan. It is
well known that the Missouri Compromise,
which was repealed by Douglas, Toombs
fe Co., forever prohibited Slavery in Kan
sas; and no sooner was this bnrrier broken
down, than slaves were taken into the ter
ritory from Missouri antf other Southern
States. Judge Lccompt the miserable
Lickspittle of Pierce, took his slaves with
him iuto that territory, and they are there
now. Utncrs did the same, and the Dunn
bill only proposed that these slaves should
be REMOVED from the territory before
January 1858, or that they should be free
forever alter. The bill simply restores the
Missouri Compromise, and says that, if there
lie any persons LEGALLY held to service
in the Territory, they may be removed be
fore the 1st of January 1858, or shall be
free. And this is constructed by the Border-Ruffian
party leaders to establish Slave
ry in Kansas. None but knaves and pet
tifoggers of the lowest cast would resort to
such low, contemptible, misrepresenlation.
The people will rebuke with honest indig
nation the vile attempts to deceive of the
disciples of Stringfellow and Atchison.
The bill has many good provisions. If
it had become a law, the infamous criminal
laws of Kansas would have been blotted
out at one sweep ; the Kansas prisoners
would all have been set free ; in short it
would have established freedom in Kansas
and security to person and property, The
biave-holders and Doughfaces in Congress
knew it, and that was the reason they vo
ted to a man against the bill. Does any- j
body suppose that Tobmbs, Butler, Brooks,
and all the S:a eholders in Congress would
have voted against the bill, if it could have
been, in any possible maunnr, constructed
to establish or extend glavery ? Never. '
Neither would Douglas nor Pugh nor any
Mr. Buchanan's Visit to Bedford.
A correspondent of the Baltimore Pat
riot, a visitor at Caledonian Springs, Ad
ams county, in a letter from that place, da
ted the 17th instant, says:
A gentleman arrived here yesterday from
Bedford. He was there when Mr. Buchan
an arrived, and describes the occasion as
prolific in merriment Prior to his coming,
whilst all were in expectancy. Major Watson,-a
familiarly known personage of that
locality, thought he would produce some
innocent amusement He accordingly gave
out that tho Cincinnati Platform would
make his appearance on a certain evening.
Acting in concert with several friends, who
were in the secret, the Major procured a
earn acre, a band of music, flags, banners,
and other paraphernalia. He drove out
some distance, and returned about tho ex
pected hour. Music was sounded, and ban
ners flung to tho breeze, as the carriage
approached. It stoped, and an elderly
inmate, procured for the purpose got out
The Major introduced him to the anxious
rowd as Mr. Buchanan. Shouts went up
rending the air, hands were shaken, con
gratulations interchanged, until a keen-
sighted gentleman from Baltimore discov
ered to the dismay of all present, that it
was not Mr. Buchanan, hut a gross traud
a plagairism upon the Cincinnati Platform.
enthusiasm cooieu uown ana am not rise
again, for when the embodiment of Demo
cracy did come, he was escorted by a com-
nutt!c constituted ot one old-line W nig and
t"First we Polled them, then we
Pierced them, and now we'll Buck them,"
ihout t he Sham Democracy. The Bucking
rocess was tried on, for the first time in
Iowa, on Monday last ; and it happened to
them as it did to tho bull who audertook
to buck the locomotive off the bridge.'
There was a sharp collision, bul the loco
motive went on and the bull went over.
So fared il with the Buchaniera in Iowa.
So will it fare with them in all the Free
States. "Look out for the locomotive
when the boll rings," or it will be "Buck
nd Brsak. Miltcavht Sentinel.
From the Western Christian Advocate.
A Brutal Attack on Father Finley.
r send yon the following facts, as detail
ed to me by Rev. J. C. Brooks, son-in-law
of brother Finley : I On last Monday eve
ning, September 1 5th, a Republican meet
ing was held at Lewisburg, Preble county,
Ohio, to be addressed by Hon. L. D. Camp
bell, the Republican candidate in this dis
trict for re-election to Congress. Rev. Jasv
B. Finley, attended the meeting, as a hearers
While Mr. Campbell was speaking, brother
Finely found it necessary to retire, which
he did, alone, and without any suspicion of
personal violence. As he passed around
the corner of the church he heard about
ten or fifteen persons who were assembled
there, cursing the political party of which
Mr. Campbell is the Candida ;e, calling them
disunionists, woolly-heads, etc Suddenly
father Finley was surrounded by these fel
lows, and, though he uttered not a single
syllable, he was struck on the back of the
head with a rock or bludgeon so severely
as to lay him senseless on the ground for
some time, no one knowe how long, for no
friend was present W hen he recovered
himself sufficiently, he arose, and attempt
od to go across the street to the house of
his grandson; but when he came to the
gutter, at the side of the street, he fainted,
aud lay for some time, till discovered and
cared for by some friends- He was brought
home yesterday; but his condition to-day
is such that we have apprehensions of dan
gerous injury. " wno tnese rumans were
that surrounded brother Finley, we have
no knowledge whatever. Has it come to
this, Mr. Editor, that a minister of the
Gospel and he a harmless, timet old man.
of eighty years dare not attend a political
meeting; where political questions are dis
cussed, without endangering his life by the
hands of ruffians, who know no other ar
gument than bludgeons ? If so, we have
fallen on troublesome times.
Yours, etc., L. F. VANCLEVE.
EATON, O., September 17th, 1856.
Since the following was in type, we have
received the following from brother Finley
I have always desired that all rumors
should be fairly and truthfully stated ; and -knowivg
that rumors often gain by the dis
tance they run, 1 make to yon the follow
ing statement: On the fifteenth instant
I went to . Lewisburgh, to meet my old
friend, Hon. L. D. Compbell, whom I had
not seen since his return from W ashtngton
City, and to attend the Republican meeting
there, and havinir occasion to retire for a
short time, I was, while out, followed by
some cowardly assassin, and, with stone or
bludgeon, only a few paces from the house,
was knocked down, and" left in a state . of
insensibility. It must have been done by
some one who hated me for my firm and
unyielding opposision to the whisky and,
slavery cause. I know I am hated by -many
of those who think whisky is one of
God's good creatures, and ought to be
made, drunk, and worshiped, if it killed
and damned every man, woman, and child
on earth. I am also hated by the slaveo
crats, who think God made the colored
man, and his wife and children, chattels for
them to. fill their purses with. Bui my .
opinion is different from thie. These two
classes of merulove to hate me, and now I
know that they would have murdered me;
bnt thank God I I still live, and hope to
live stiih to proclaim against both these
grsat evils with my latest breath, and to '
preach liberty to the captives, and the;-
nroninrr ot f MP nnsons Lo mosfi wno axe
bound. I go for the greatest liberty f
conscience in religion : for free grace, free
speech, free press, and free territory; and
I will say, with Patrick Henry, "Give me
J. B. FINLEY.
September 19th, 1856.
Two Hundred and Fifty Democrats.
The Detroit Advertiser of the 20th insC
publishes an address to the Democrats of
Michigan, signed by two hunched and fifty
Democrats -of Michigan, expressing their
determination to rote for CoL Fremont,
and giving their reasons for so doing. The
address commences as follows :
"In view of the almost irreparable inju
ries that have been inflicted upon our Dem
ocratic institutions, . the long-established
principles of the Democratic party, and the
peace and prosperity of our beloved eon?
try, by the Administration of Franklin '
Pierce, and the still greater injury threat
ened by the election of James Buchanan,
who has given his unqualified and cordial
approval to all its wicked measures, and
stands solemnly pedged, as well by his own
declaration as by the Cincinnati Platform.
uWe the undersigned, trio iare wti-
forrnly acted with the Democratic party,
and who voted for Franklin Pierce tn 18
52, feel it to be our duty m Democrats, as
friends of our country, and as good citi
zens, publicly to declare our determination
to oppose in every honorable way, the elec
tion of James Buchanan, and to give our
influence and our votes lo John C. Fre
mont, and to set forth the reasons which
have impelled s to this course"
We have taken tho liberty to italicise
the hist paragraph. Referring to this ac
cession to the ranks of the Republican
party the Detroit Advertiser says:
"The Republicans of Michigan extend to
their brethren the cordial right hand, in lo-
ken that Ihey feel the cause to be honored
and strengthened by their accession, in pro- '
portion far greater than relate to the num
ber of votes to be cast by them. They
welcome them as of the very flower of the
old Democratic party, not hackneyed polit
icians, and dLaffected and disappointed
sore-heads, but as fresh elements of a heal
thy and spontaneous growth from a living
principle, ever present with the true Dera-
ocracy of the United States, and never lost
sight of, until their councils were divided
their strength reduced, and their self-respect
sacrificed by men wh perferred their own
aggrandizement to the common welfare,
who could see no way to attain it but a
blind and abject subservience to slavery, "
and to that sectional parly which seeks,
by its exlenion, to prolong its political
Thus the work goes bravely on. The
majority of the people, and the flower of
the men of all parties are now rallying a-
round tho standard of fteedonv
v.' . .
&The Louisville Journal discovered
mar's nest It says that Democrats in
Ohio, hopeless of that State, are coloniz
ing Kentucky with Jacobin votes, for t ha
purpose of securing tho Bucnanan electoral
ticnet in govern oer.