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Affairs in Kansas.
"An Act to Punish Offenses
against Slave Property.
"Sec 1.. Be it enacted
Toi. ;.. Assembly of the Ter
ritory of Kansas, That every peison, bond
or free, who sb&u .
rakbir rebellion of tlavet, free negroes,
or nnJnttoes, in this Territory, Aa wer
death. - - , , l
"Set 2. .. Every free person who ahull
ajd and assist in any rebellion or insurreo
tioa of slaves, free negroes, or mul&ttoes,
or shall furnish arms, or do any overt act
in furthei-ance of such rebellion or insur
rection, thaU suffer death.
"Sec. 8. If any free person shall, by
SPEAKING, WETTING, or PRINT
ING, advise, persuade or induce any tlavet
to rebel or caospire against any citizen of
this Territory, or shall bring into, print,
write, publish, or circulate, or cause to be
brought into, printed, written, published
or circulated, or shall knowingly aid or as
sist in the bringing into, printing, writing,
publishing, or circulating, in this Territory,
any. book, paper, magazine, pamphlet, or
circular, for the purpose of exciting insur
rection on the pert of the stares, free ne
groes, or mulattoes, or any part of them,
such person thall be guilty of felony, and
tvffer death. '
"Sec 4. If any person shall entice, de
coy, or carry away out of this Territory,
any tlavet belonging to another, with .the
intent to deprive the owner thereof of the
services of such slaves, or with intent to
effect or procure the freedom of slaves, he
shall be adjudgad guilty of grand larceny,
and, on conviction thereof, thaU tvffer
death, or be imprisoned at hard labor for
not let than ten years.
"See. 5. If any' person aid or assists in
enticing, decoying, or persuading, or car
rying away, or sending out of this Terri
tory, any tlare belonging to another,
WITH INTENT TO PROCURE OR
EFFECT THE FREEDOM OF SUCH
SLAVE, or with intent to deprive the
owner thereof of the services of such slave,
he shall be adjudged guilty of grand lar
ceny; ami, on conviction thereof, shall suf
fer death, r be imprisoned at hard labor
for not less than, ten years.
"Sec. 6. . If any person shall entice, de
coy, or carry away, OHt of any State or
territory of the United btatcs, any slave
belonging to another, WITH THE IN
TENT TO PROCURE OR EFFECT
THE FREEDOM OF SUCH SLAVE,
or to 'deprive the owner thereof of the
services of such SLAVE, into this Terri
tory, into this Territory, he shall be ad
judged guilty of grand larceny, in the same
manner as if such slave had been enticed,
decoyed, or carried away, out of the Ter
. ritory; and in such case the larceny may
be cliarged to have been committed in any
county of this Territory, into or through
which such SLAVE " shall have been
brought by such person ; and, on convic
tion thereof, the person offending tliall
suffer death, or be imprisoned at hard
labor for not less than ten years.
"Sec. 7. 5 If ; any person shall entice,
persuade,-or induce any SLAVE to escape
from the service of his master or owner in
this- Territory, or shall aid or assist any
SLAVE escaping from the service of his
mauler or owner, or shall assist, harbor or
conceal any SLAVE who may have es
caped from the service of bis master or
owner, he shall be deemed guilty of felony.
AND FUN1SIIEI1 BY lilfrUSUJY
MENT AT HARD LABOR FOR NOT
LESS THAN FIVE YEARS. .
"Sec. 6; - If any person in this Territory
shall aid or .assist, harbor or conceal, any
SLAVE who has escaped from the service
of his master or owner in another State or
Territory, such persons shall be punished
in like manner as it sucli slave lieu escaped
from the service of his master or owner in
"Sec' 9. " If any person shall resist any
officer while attempting to arrest any
SLAVE who may have escaped from the
service of his master or owner, or shall
rescue such. SLAVE when in custody of
any officer or other person, or shall entice,
persuade, aid, or assist such SLAVE to
escape from the custody of anv officer or
r 1 - 1 - t- OT A VT
other person wno may nave sucii aua. i
in custody, whether such SLAVE has es
caped from the service of his master or
OWIier la uus AemiAwy ur m any uuici
State or Territory, the person so offending
SHALL BE GUILTY OF FELONY,
AND PUNISHED BY IMPRISON
MENT AT HARD LABOR FOR A
TERM NOT LESS. THAN TWO
"Sec 10. If any marshal, sheriff ot
constable, or the deputy of any such offi
cer, shall, when required' by any person,
refuse to aid or assist in the arrest and
capture of any slave that may have es
caped from the service of his master or
owner, whether such SLAVE shall have
escaped from his master or owner in this
Territory or any other State or Territory,
such offender shall be fined in a sum of not
tas than one hundred nor more than five
Sec 11. If any person print, write,
introduce into, publish, or ciradate, or
cause to be brought into, printed, written,
published or circulated, or thall knowing
ly aid or assist in bringing into, printing,
publishing or circulating, within this Ter
ritory, any book, pnper, pamphlet maga
zine, hand-bill, or circular, containing any
STATEMENT, ARGUMENT, OPIN
ION, SENTIMENT, DOCTRINE, AD
VICE, OR INUENDO, calculated to pro
duce a DISAFFECTION among the
SLAVES in this Territory, or to induce
such SLAVES to escape from the service
of their masters, or resist their authority,
HE SHALL BE GUILTY OF FELO
NY, AND BE PUNISHED BY IM
PRISONMENT AT HARD LABOR
FOR A TERM NOT LESS THAN
"Sec 12. If any free person, by speak
ing or writing, assert or maintain that per
sons have not the right to hold slaves in
this Territory, or shall introduce into this
Territory, print, publish, write, circulate,
or cause to be written, printed, published,
or circulated, in this Territory, any book,
paper, magazine, pamphlet or circular, con
taining any denial of the right of such
persons to hold tlavet in this Territory,
such person shall be deemed quilty of fel
ony, and punished by imprisonment at
hard labor for a term not less than two
"Sec' 13.' No person who is conscien
tiously opposed to holding SLAVES, OR
WHO DOES NOT ADMIT THE .RIGHT
TO HOLD SLAVES IN THIS TERRI
TORY, SHALL SIT AS A JUROR on
the trial of any prosecution for the viola
tion of any of the sections of this act.
"This act to take effect and be in force
from and after the 15th day of September,
A. D. 1855.
"Signed, J. H. Stringfellow, Speaker of
1.1... TTntua Atfoef J Ttf T.v-lV Plcri
Thomas Johnson, President of the Council;
Attest: J. A- Halderman, Clerk." '
THE CHAIN AND BALL.
The second section of chapter 22, 'enti
tled, "An, Act providing a System of Con-
finemenl and Hard Labor? is as follows:
Jec 2. Every person who may. be
sentenced by any court of competent juris
diction, under any law in force within this
Territory, to punishment by confinement
and hard labor, shall be deemed a convict,
and shall immediately, under the charge of
the keeper of such jail or public prison, or
under the charge of such person as the
keeper of such jaQ or public prison may
select, be put to hard labor as in the first
section of this act specified; and such
keeper or other person having charge of
such convict, shall cause such convict, while
engaged at such labor, to be securely confin
ed by a chain six feel in length, of not less
than four-sixteenths nor more than three
eiglUht of an inch links, with a round ball
of iron, of not less than four nor more
than six inches in diameter, attached,
which chain shall be tcmrcly fastened to
the ankle of such convict, with a strong
lock and key; and such keeper or other
person having charge of such convict, may,
if necessary, confine such convict, while so
engaged at hard labor, by other cliains or
other means, in his discretion, so as to
keep such convict secure, and prevent his
escape; and when there shall be two or
more convicts under the charge of such
keeper or other person, such convicts shall
be fastened together by strong chains.
with strong locks and keys, during the
time such convicts shall be engaged in
hard labor without the walls of any jail or
If a man is wronged under this code, he
lias redress through the courts, it is said.
This is cold-blooded mockery. Judge Le-
compte is of one mind and heart with the
bogus Legislature which enacted the code,
and the following test-oaths take away all
chance of jusUce from Free State suf
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
"An Act concerning Attorneys at Law',
chapter 11, provides as follows:
"Sec 1; - No person shall practice -as an
attorney or counsellor at law, or solicitor
m chancery, in any court of record, unless
he be a free white male, and obtain a li
cense from the supreme court, or district
court, or some one of the judges thereof,
"Sec 3. Every person obtaining a li
cense shall take an oath or affirmation to
support the Constitution of the United
states, and to support and sustain the
provisions of an act entitled 'An act to
organize tne territories ot tNebrasba and
Kansas,' and the provisions of an act com
monly known as the 'Fugitive Slave Law,'
and faithfully to demean himself in his
practice to the best of his knowledge and
ability. A certificate of such oath sliall
be endorsed on the license, -
"Sec 5. If any person shall practice
law in any. court of record, without being
licensed, sworn, and enrolled, he shall be
deemed guilty of a contempt of court, and
punished as in other cases of contempt
This is not a dead letter. - As will be
seen by a report of the proceedings of the
trial of the Free State prisoners by Judge
Lecompte, in ' which one of their counsel
was ruled out of Court by the Judge, be
cause he could not submit to this degra
dation. . '
But, to injure the conviction of Free
State men, the juries are always to be com
posed of Pro-Slavery men. .
WHO MAY NOT BE JURORS.
The thirteenth section of chapter 92, en
titled, "An Act concerning Jurors," is as
"Sec, 1 3." No person who is conscien
lionely opposed to the holding slaves, or
who does not admit the right to hold slaves
in this Territory, shall be a juror in any
cause in which the right to hold any per
son in slavery is involved, nor in any cause
in which any injury done to or committed
by any slave is in issue, nor in any crimi
nal proceeding forthe violation of any law
enacted for the protection of slave proper
ty, and for the punishment of crimes com
mitted against the right to such property."
"Justice from the courts," eh f -
And then, to' perpetuate the Ruffian
rule, the, right of suffrage is restricted, and
another test-oath prescribed, intended to
disfranchise the Free State settlers:
The twelfth section of chapter 66, enti
tled, "An Act to regulate Elections? is
as follows: '
"Sec. 12. Every person possessing the
qualification of a voter, as herein above
prescribed, and who shall have resided in
this Territory thirty .days prior to the elec
tion at which he may offer himself as a
candidate, shall be eligible as a Delegate
to the House of Representatives of the
United States, to either branch of the
Legislative Assembly, and to all other of
fices in this Territory, not otherwise espe
cially provided for. Provided, however,
That eack member of the Legislative As
sembly, and every officer elected or ap
pointed to office under the laws of this
Territory, shall, in addition to the oath or
affirmation specially provided to be taken
by such officer, take an oath or affirmation
to support the Constitution of the United
States, the provisions of an act entitled
"An Act respecting the fugitives from jus
tice and persons escaping from the sen ice
of their masters," approved February 1 2,
1793; and of an act to amend and suiv-
pleineiitary to said last mentioned act, ap
proved September 18, 1850, and of an
aet entitled "An act to organize the Ter
ritories of Nebraska and Kansas," approv
ed May 30, 1854."
The first section of chapter 117, enti
tled, "An act regidating oaths, and pre
scribing the form of oaths of office? is as
"Sec 1. All officers elected or ap
pointed under any existing or subsequent
ly enacted laws of this Territory, shall take
and subscribe the following oath of office:
"I, ,' do solemnly swear, upon the
Holy Evangelists of Almighty God, that I
will support the Constitution of the United
States, and tliat I will support and sustain
the provisions of an act entitled 'An act
to organize the Territories of Nebraska
and Kansas,' and the provisions of the
law of the United States, commonly known
as the 'Fugitive Slave Law,' and faithfully
and impartially, and to the best of my
ability, flemenn myself in the discharge
of toy duties in the office of , so help
tie trod. '
This atrocious code, which inflicts upon
the Territory, to use the language of the
Baltimore Clipper, a "more outrageous
despotism than prevails even in Austria
and Russia," is sought to be enforced by
the arm of Federal Power; and when the
people resist, they are arrested or shot
down as insnrrertionists and traitors.
The Toombs Bill for the Pacification
of Kansas, disposed of.
We clip from the Elyria Democrat
Lost week the following article, which effec
tually disposes of all pretense in regard to
the fairness of tne xoombs liilL Let even'
What an outcry the Nebraseals make
about this last "concession to freedom.
Toombs, who harrassed old Gen. Taylor to
death because be would not use all his Ex
ecutive influence to make California a Slave
State ho boasted that' he would yet liv
to call the roll of his slaves around Bunk
er Hill and who joined the Administra
tion party because he could more efficient
ly use it to extend human bondage tb
Toombs lias made a great concession to
freedom ! The poor, miserable tools of the
.Milliners, swing their bats and shout
their extacies, that peace has been tender
ed that justice has at last been offered, but
the wicked r ree State men would not ac
cept the boon!
Let us see. Toomb's Bill provides
brief that the President shall appoint fir
commissioik-rs, who are to make out a list
of voters, including ad who were in Kan
sas on the 4th of July, and such others as
had left on account of distui ounces and
that they sliall proceed to elect a conven
tion, who, if it chooses, shall form a con
stitution, and under it Kansas shall imme
diately come into the Union as a State,
and without further action of the people or
of Congress. This is the great concession
to "jtopular sovereignty to democracy
Let it be remembered that these com
missioners are to decide who are the voters.
They can' enroll whoever they please, and
non can vote.unless they are enrolled,
they should be corrupt, what would be like
ly to be their .course f Hut even if they
are honest, their hands are tied.
Now certan facts are well known, con
cerning this. 1st They must enroll all
there on the 4th. A grand foray was then
made into the lemtory not as large
on a former occasion, but still an armed
invasion of Missourians and Georgians who
encamped in different parts of the territo
ry, but took no claimes upon the sa'L. It
was announced weeks beforehand that these
men were going in on that day to disperse
a convention of settlers at Topeka, hence
the Senate, thought strongly pressed, refu
sed to name the 1st. of July instead of the
41 h. 2d. The Free State men were all
shut out of the Territory that were trying
to come in. the border rumnans turned
back, whether single or in companies, and
expelled large numbers of peacable settlers,
and these generally had returned to the
States. 3. No discrimination was made
between actual settlers and those who tem
porarily encamped in the Territory. 4th.
It would be perfectly easy for any one to
come over from Missouri after the 4th and
swear that they had left on account of dis
turbances, especially if they had been part
of the former invasion. All these facts
would make the census contain auvthirig
but a fair list of the actual settlers in Kan
sas, even supposing tne commissioners
were honest men.
But that is not a supposable case. Ev
ery appointee of the PresiJct has been, or
supposed to be, an active ally of the bor
For showing some sympathy with the
free State settlers and some opposition - to
the lawless, Governor Reeder was removed
on fals pretences. The murderer Clark
still flourishes as Indian agent. Lecomp-
ton still disgraces the Ermine iho rob
ber and house-burner Donaldson still bears
the Baton of United States, and with fire
and sword aids the ruffian Jones in his fit
work. Richardson's militia and Jone's
posses still bear the U. S. muskets, are
still supponed from the U. S. treasury.
Stnngfellow s bloody press still receives all
the Executive patronage, while free Stala
types, by arder of Donaldson s grand jury,
are cast into the river. The man who
would trust at theif with his purse, or a ty
rant with liberty, may trust the President
with the appointment of these commission
ers ! They would be mere base tools to
carry out the contract between Pierce and
But perhaps these invaders would leave,
and the constitution to be formed by them
would bo rejected by t he people or by Con
gress. But the wary Toombs has provided
for this. The Constitution is not to be
submitted to the people at all The friends
of "popular soverignty" would never per
mit that. And the reason is plain. Prob
ably these settlers who pitch tents for
houses till the soil with bayonets and
plant corn with bowie knives, would be un
able to spend the winter upon the prairie,
Their tents wonld be but an indifferent
protection from prairie stormes, and besid
es it would then be more difficult to steal
the housed or yarded horses and cattle of
the settlers. They must return to the dog
geries and pig-sties of Missouri, and their
constitution would be apt to rare hard with
the actual settlers, the Bill also saves
Congress all trouble in the matter. How
ever attrocious it may bo, the State comes
in, and the next Congress would find Atchi
son and Stringfellow in the Senate and
Whitefield in the House, with no power to
unseat them. And this is the sympathy of
the people or as Douglas calls it, a feover
ignty "in abeyance, suspended in the Uni
ted States, in trust for the people, not to be
used till the Stale is organized !
Early Purpose to Seize Kansas
a vetran ¬
sionary of lh Methodist Episcopal Church
among the Western Indians How residing
at Alton, 111., has written an instructive let
ter upon Kansas affairs. He was for sev
eral years a missionary among the Indians
in Kansas, and is pesonally familiar with
the facts he relates. Ho dates back the
purpose of Atchison and the semi-bnrbnri-ans
whom he governs to make Kansas a
Slave Stale at least fifteen years. It Ls the
custom at Washington to consult in respect
10 me appointment or government agents
those members of Congress who reside
nearest their location. Hence Atchison
has virtually had the appointment of the
Indian agents of Kansas and Nebrnskn for
yecs, and has taken good care that none
but the most rabid of his followers have re
ceived appointments. The Indian agents
have thus not only been pro-slavery, but
have taken their slaves into the territory.
and held them there for years in defiance
of law. More than this, thev have several
times driven out, sometimes with violence!
the Methodist missionaries ixted:Bmong
the Indians, because tuey are- opposed to
slavery. Rev. Messrs. . Gurley, .Still and
Markham were among those expelled from
the territory by tlw Indian.! assents. . Mr.
Robbins was seized by CoL Lea, Indian
agent, and expelled from his mission and
from the territory in 185 l,because he be
longed to the Northern branch or the .Meth
odist Church. Mr. Robbins laid his case
before the President and was permitted to
return to the territory, but afterwards suf-
fcred every indignity and petty persecutions
from the agents of the government on ae-
Count Of his autl-slavery views.
At this time, Major Mosely, agent tor
the Wyandotte Indians, said : "We intend
to liave this country for slavery ; peacefully
we intend to have it any way," exhibiting
a pistol as he closed the sentence. While
the United States Commissioners were
treating with the Wvandotte Indians, they
said to the Indians, "You are to keep still
on the subject of slaverv, but yon may be
sure tliat this country will be slave terri
In the light of. these facts,' says the
opringheki Journal, how doublv talse is
the charge tliat the Emigrant Aid Society
is responsible for the difficulties in Kansas.
The purpose to dustrov the compact of free
dom and force slavery upon Kansas in a
dozen years older flian that Society. The
repeal of the Missouri Compromise only
gave a larger liberty to do what would
have been attempted had it not been dis
turbed. The party intended, aided as tliey
expected to be by other Southerners, to
bght Kansas into a slave estate, though it
might cost a dissolution of the Lnion.
for Slavery. How to Manage an Election--
Squatter Sovereignty Carried
out a la Modern Democracy.
The Alton Courier publishes a narrative
furnished by a business man . of .Leaven
worth, of the cause of the action on the
part of the pro-slavery men in Leaven
worth. It is admitted that the Free State
men in Leavenworth have been considera-
bly in the majority for a long time, but
have f.liniln-llt hft in rpmnin rincKivii Iia-
cause of the close proximity of Missouri
and the infernal spirit of persecution man-
fested bv that Slate. At last, tired of
seeking peace in that wav. they determined
to assert their rights at the Dauoi. uoj ai
the municipal election, which took place on
Sept. 1st. Candidates for mayor and al-
derman tfere nut in nomination by the
Free State men, and a committee of which
our informant was one, proceeded to Tope
ka to get tickets printed, the tickets
were procured, and as the cominitee ap
proached .Leavenworth city, they were ar
rested, about sis miles out, by Captain
Emory, and about thirty men, well armed.
The committee were robbed and their tick
ets destroyed, and they were assured that
no Free State tickets would be allowed at
the election. On the Saturday previous to
the election the pro-slavery men waited on
Mr. Sattig, the candidate for Mavor, and
threatened they, would take his life if he
did not decline to be a candidate; and .the
same course was pursued towards all the
Free Stale candidates, and were all forced
On Saturday night another meeting was
held, and other, candidates were put m
nomination, including some conservative
pro-slavery men. They were not threaten
ed, but the. order was to shoot any man
who attempted to vote for that ticket, and
on election day an armed force of pro-slavery
men were stationed at each of the
two polls to execute the order. Having
now given the primary cause of the dem
onstrations at Leavenworth, it is necessa
ry to state that the driving out process
commenced on-the morning of the election
On Wednesday - following election day,
xr nnA .nil,!. I
Ult h.tlljj a.UVl l,0 UU1CI UMC V-14.1
zens of Leavenworth, were found murdered
about three miles from town, on the Law
rence road. When James H. Lucas left
Leavenworth, on Tuesday last, but thir
teen families remained in the town.
Previous to the disturbance, the town
contained not less than 1,800 citizens.
On the Monday night previous, the
Southern forces broke open the stores of
the banished tree btate men, and divided
the plunder among themselves. The pro-
lavery men removed their goods and fam
ilies to Weston, under pretence that they
feared an invasion from Lane. Milwau-
kie Free Democrat.
Fist Sale of Land in Kansas Terri
tory. The President has issued his pro
clamation authorizing the sale of the east
ern portion of the Delaware trust lands,
in Kansas Territory. The sale is to take
place on the 20th of October at Fort Lea
venworth. These lands, says the Union,
have been classified and appraised, and
will not be sold for less than the appraised
value. The town and cities laid out on
these lands will be sold in lots and blocks.
The number of acres to be offered for sale
is about 208,833, and the quality of the
land is unsurpassed perhaps, by any other
equal body of land in the United states;
and the location of the tract, lying and be
ing around Fort Leavenworth, is very eli
gible, and most desirable for residence.
XWThe Richmond Enquirer charges
the city of Baltimore with being unfaithful
to oinvcry, ana sayR, "it she goes along
im mo flonn, sue must not benefitted
by the patronage of the South.
SW Out of nine papers in Onondaga
Con N. not one supports cither Buchan
an or r llimore.
Cleveland Sept. 30.-Flour, 6,20toi6,38
Wheat, 1,23 to $1,30; Corn 49; Oats 32
to 34 ; Rye CO to 63 ; Butter 14 to 18 ; Eggs
II to 12; Potatoes 63.
Millersburg, Oct. 1. Flour $7,50 to $8
Wheat $1,15; Corn 40; Onts25; Rye 50;
Butter 14;EggslO;Lard 8; Dried Elder
Berries 5 cts. jicr lb.
s lour is higher in Millersburg than in
Jfew York. When you want it by the bar
rel, order it from Cleveland. It only costs
o cts. a barrel to get it here.
MARRIED On the 30th September, at the
Western House in this place, by the Rev. J. P.
Scott, Mr. Wm. MoJcskix, of Wyandott, Wyan-
dott Co., and Miss Sabah Post, of this county.
1)1 K.I) At the rottidence of her Ron-in-law.
Mr. Wm. Walkip, in this place, on tho evening
of the 19th inst.. Mrs. Elizahrth Ha.xha, aged
years, 6 months and 22 days.
The deceased was bora in Ireland, emigrated
this country at an early age. and. has been
Sr man v vears a eitir.cn of tins place, and a I
member of the Associate Presbyterian Church.
Having is early life espoused the canse of her
Redeemer, she edeavored at all times to walk
worthy of that profession, whieh she had made
and bv her exemplary walk and conversation
to recommend Christ to others. Both in her
life and death, she gave good evidence of lieing
a child of God, making the Bible her daily rem
panics its promises, her daily food and its
precepts, her daily practice. Religions eon-
Bcetkm ud excrcisex, were to her sources of
much eujorment. When asked what waa the
irrotmd of her hones? she answered, "The im-
pnted righteousness of Christ, i my only re-
Uanc "aad thus building oa Christ, as the foun
dation of her hopes. She expressed herself as
desiroos to depart, at the same time, however,
adding -not mv will, but thine. O Father in
HcavpD be done. Jesns was to ner the resur
rection and the life, and she could, as she did
look upon death with the calm composure of one
who had made her peace with God; waiting to
be ushered into his presence when there is ful
ness of joy and pleasures fbrevermore.
She was a kind and affectionate mother, and
friend, and has left a large circle of relations and
friends to mourn her departure, long as she
was spared, and may her pious and Godly ex
ample be imitated by many who are left behind.
PRESTON. New Advertisements.
nPHAXKFVL for past favors, informs his old
1 friends and the public eenerallv, that he
is still at the old stand, and constantly receiving
such articles in his line as will supply their
wants, lie takes great pains to keep all the ar
ticles common to Ms branch oi busiucfw.
GROCERIES OF ALL KINDS.
Such as Codec, Sugar. Tea, Molasses, Syrups.
Spices ot all kinds, ground aad nnground. Rice,
Cialarattis, risb,&c., arc.
Of all kinds, warranted pnre. suitable for mcdi
niu.il nurl meclmnirjil nurposw. an" not very
unpalatable, to those who have an eye for si
TUBS, CHURNS, BASKETS,
crockery Ware. Ropes, Rnkes, Forks, Hoes. tc,
fcc, and all articles in that line kept for sale.
lo such as love
j g "J." j jft JSJf) J
Roa.,tej Fned, Raw or Stewed, he would gay
that he is prepared to furnish them, and the
fixins," to order.
l'lcase call and evamiae his stock for vour
Oct. 1. 1856 Ctf.
The War Begun!
And in the conflict of
Good Quality of Stoves
- So quarters will be given by
W. J. CRAIGHEAD,
At the old stand of Vfu. JIcCixee.
E is now offering the largest and best as-
AX sorlinent of STOVliS ever brought Ui
Uillersburg. He keeps
Of every description. Russian and Common
8TUVK PIPE and DRUMS ; Enameled and
Japaned ware ; ...
That will recommend themselves : HOCSE-
SPOUTJSG, ROOFIXG, e, done to order;
Tin it Fanov Wares
Of all kinds, always on hand; and everything
in our line of business wilt be found in his
large and commodious shop.
W Repairing, and all kinds of Job AVork.
done on the shortest notice and on the most
Shop three doors West of the Empire House.
Get 1,1856 6tt
A BOOK YOU SHOULD BUY!
Three Score and Ten Parables
A Former Risidcnt of the South.
The Statutes in Force in Kansas
JULY 4, 1 856 ;
A book of over 300 pages well illustrated
for 75 cents. For sale at the
Oct. 2. BOOK STORE.
H. S. WESTON,
IS THE OJVLY AGENT FOR C. S. JIALT
bt's celebrated Baltimobs Oysters for Mil
lersburg and vit-inity. Retailers and Families
supplied by the Case. Can or Half-Can. None
but A o. 1 O vsters wilt be retailed by the dozen.
Try 'em. " Sept. 25, 185(j 5tt
THE Us IOiST:
It must be Preserved !
end the Biibficnhers have formed
into a coimrtnerHbip tar the
purpose ot carrying on tne
Cabinet and Chair Making Business !
In all its various branches, at the well-known
stand East of the Public Square, formerly oc
cupied by James r arra; where tney are now
manufacturing and keep on hand a good supply
of furniture of all kinds. Among our stock may
be found sofas, Ie-a-Iis. 1xix;cs, Sectkta
nuts, Book-Casks, Wabdsobes, Hibeais. Ctr-
boards, Tables. Staxds and Bkhstkau), of all
styles and prices; also,
CUSHIONED, CANE-SEATED, WINDSOR,
'And other Chairs latest styles, and cheap.
Rememler. friends, that we warrant all our
work to give good satisfaction.'
fsrWe also keep a HEARSE, and are pre
pared to furnish Coffins on the shortest notice
to nil pans of tue county.
Tliankfiil for past favors, we respectfully so
licit the continuance of your patronage.
Sept. 25. 185(5 5t
,5000 Hides Wanted.
THE subscriber will pnv the highest price
in Cash for 5000 Beef Hides delivered at
his Slaughter House, mile East of Millers
burg, on the Berlin road. Also, for the same
number of Sheep Pelts.
Sept. 25, 185G 5tf.
O HOE Brushes
KJ Hat do
Scouring do Tooth do
Whitewash do Flesh do
fwi Feathers, can be had cheeper than any-
where else, at CASKEl S. on t be Corner.
SALMON P. CHASE. GOVERNOR OF
the State or Ohio, do hereby notify the
Qualified Elmore of the Stale of Ohio, to as
semble in their respective Townships and
WanK at the usual places of holding elections,
on TUESDAY, being the FOURTH DAY OF
NOYEJI BER. A. D. lt?5G. and then and there
to proceed, as the law directs, to elect
Twenty-Three Electors of President and
Vice President of the United Slates,
In pursuance of tW Constitution end Laws of
the V nited States and this State.
Is Tesnwuxi whkbeof. I have hereunto set
, , and caused the Great Seal of the State of
(seal-) Ohio to be affixed, at Columbus, this
' ' nineteenth day of Septemlier, in the year
of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and
fifty-six, and of the Independence of the United
States, the eighty-first.
Bv the Governor, S. T. CHASE.
J. 1L Bakkb, Secretary of State.
Sept. 25, 1856 5w 6 "
NOTICE IN PARTITION.
BENJAMIN MANCHESTER, of the coun
ty of Mahoning, Ohio, Asa Manchester,
of the county of Washington, Pa., Avis Dodd
rirgJ of Wayne co.. Ind.. Fhebe Heiuings and
Ricuard Ilemings. her husband, of Jefferson co..
Ohio. Hannah Cook, of the State of Iowa. Eliaa
MrHwen. of Mahoning co Ohio, Sarah Daggon
and Lewis Paggon her hushand, of Holmes co.,
Ohio, Ruth Critchfield and Asa Critehfield, her
husband, of Holmesco., Ohio, Eliza Jane Man
chester of Holmes Co., Ohio, Peter W. Manches
ter, of California, Kllea Keller and Peter Keller,
her husliand, of Richland co.. Ohio, Rebecca
Ann Darling and Abraham Darling, her hus
band, of Richland co.. Ohm, Phebe McClarcn
and George Mct'laren. her husband, of Holmes
co.. Ohio. George Darling and Marion Darling,
will take Hotii-ethat a petition was tiled against
them on the 13th day of Oct., 1855, in the Court
of Comnufn Pleas, of Holmes county, Ohio, by
Isaac Manchester, and is now pending, wherein
the said Isaac Manchester demands partition of
the billowing Real Estate, to wit: Lot No. 9 of
Section No. 4 of Township No. 9 of Range So.
93filitarv land, containing one hundred acres of
I.! IvinV ..,.1 l;,,-. ; Holmes County, Ohio.
And that at the next term of said Lourt ot Ion
mon Flea, the said Isaac Manchester will ap--1
c, . order that portion be made of said
for Isaac Manchester.
Oct. 1, 185G. 6w6. pff LST'i.
THE partnership heretore existing, and doing
business under the name and firm of Carts
& Bakkb, has this day cvpired of its own limi
tation. Sept. 1, Itob.
The business hereafter will be carried on by
(ttf.) BAKER A WHOLF.
BAKER & WHOLF,
ForwardiDsr and Commission
ASI DKALEBS IN
SALT. FISH, PLASTER, WHITE
AND WATER LIME.
FLOUR, WHEAT, RYE.CORX, OATS,
CLOVER AND TIMOTHY SEED,
Butter, Eggs, Lard, Tallow, and a!
kinds of Dried Fruits.
WAREHOUSE. MILLERShURG. O.
Sept. Itf. 185S 4tf.
Time Change So do Landlords.
IS NOW KEPT BT
WM. BUTLER & SON,
"ITTITH particular regard to the wants of the
IT Traveling ana Hoarding punuc. irvtne
House now. Passengers carried free of charge
and Bora 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
tne surrounamg country at moderate cnarges-
Sept. 4, ltw att. ;
,4 GENTS either traveling or local )forNews-
papers and Periodicals, are requested to
scnu, wiinout aeiay. ineir anuress to tue unaer
signed, and they will lie furnished with a bnsi
ness. which will v-icld them IromTuO toalK) per
cent. prom. 1 liey will pleane state what J ews-
paper they have canvassed for. Persons who
have not hitherto acted as Agents, but who
would like to engage as such, will also r lease
send tneir nam. I it-ornce acldn-ss, county
and state. vt KUiHi. AiASUiN ni.
Sept. 18, 1856. 4tt
"nTTPH! is hnnliir iflrmi lint nn tliaQlat A
of November, A. 1). 155. the rndrrsigued
was duly appoionted and qualified a Adminis
trator of the Estate of Klijah Rilry,dceised.
Sept. 18, 1856. 5w4
HEBRON & WEIRICH,
ENGLISH, G EH MAX, AMERICAS
itCTLERY, Oils, Paints. Claxs. Sash, Pine
J Doors. Saddlerv, and Coach Trimmings.
Millersburg. Sept. 11, iy56 3tC
"VIT'ILL take notice that the annual session of
1 T the Holmes Count v leat hers Institute
will be held
In Ration, on Monday, October 6th, 1856 :
commencing at 10 oVlock. A. M., of said dav
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. 13.fc.LJL., J'res t.
M. R. MeCnxorn. Sec'v.
Sept. 11, 1856 3w4.
Notice in Divorce.
Cordelia Hull )
vs. In Holmes Common fleas.
George W.Hull. S
EOHGE W. HI.'LL.of S'tcvenson county,
T State of Illinois, is hereby notified, that
'ordelia Hull did. on the 8th day of Sentember.
D., lW(i, rile Lor pclilion in the orlice of the
lcrk oi the Court, ot lomiuon J leas withmaiid
the county of Holmes and State of Ohio,
charging the said Ucorge . liitll with willful
absence from said petitioner for three years last
past, and asking that she may be divorced from
said George W. Hull and for the custody of
their minor child, uwen . Hull ; which peti
tion will be for hearing at the November terra,
I'.. lPMt. ot said Court.
Dated this thh day of Sept., 1856.
By BABcaorr A Yookrks. her Atfys.
Sept. 11, le-56 3w 6. pfjjrUO.
a Meeting of the Trustees oi
the Holmes loiuity Agricultural Society,
Jiuiersmirg, on fndny. September the 12th,
1856, for the purpose of making necessary ar
rangements for holding the Sixth Annual Fair.
lie held at Millersburg, on the 2d and 3d davs
October next, and for the transaction of other
iiT)xrtnnl business. D. S. I'HL, Sec'y.
W. BINGHAM & CO.,
IMI-ORTZKS AMP PEALKltS IK
Foreign and Domestic HardVarf,
Swedes, fcnglish and American
Iron, Nails and illass, Tin Plate,
Slice. Coppcir & d0iJrc,
13 and 14 Water Street,
CLE VELA ND, O HI O.
AGENTS for Rubber Belting. Meneely'a
Church Bell. ncpt.4,'56 2yl
at this office.
Neatly executed for sale
Trv lln iii. vc scribbler.
J. H. BAUMGARDSER & CO.,
WOOSTER, O., .
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
Dagoereotjpe & Ambrotjpe Stock,
WOOD AND WILLOW WARE,
Fancy Goods, and Everything clae.
and VAXiTAmants or
UELOVEOXS, OILT FRAMES. dV.
booster, Sept. 1, 1656 2m3.
i?- BAUMGARDXER'S - V
THIS celebrated institution is one of the best
of the kind in the West. m fully pre- '
pared to execute all jobs in the way of BIND
ING, RULING, BLANK WOltK, 4c, at
Persons wishing any Binding done, will
please leave their Books at Casket 'a Book
Store, and the same will be promptly Bound
. J. H. BAFMGARDNER t CO.
Wooster. Sept. 1, 1856 2n3.
DAGTERREIAX Sc AMBItO
TVPE MATERIALS Including Instru
ments. Apparatus, Cases Chemicals, and every
thing used by Artists, will be fmmd at tie
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 4 CO.
booster, Sept. 1, 1856 2m3.
PEkTOX'S OUT-MXE MAPS.
We have the Agency fur these celebrated
maps, and will sp'ly Teachers and School
Districts at puoiuuerB pnera. new eaiuoa
i). All orders enclosing cash will receive
J. M. JJALAlliAKDjSEK CO.
Wooster, Sept, 1, 1856 2m3.
" I" E LODEOXS. Lovers of music, why
XU. do yon spend your best days playing on
a Jew's Harp or cracked Aecordeon, when yon
can buy the best Meludeons at the Column
Building for $45 to $150? Come up and see
them. J. H. BAUMGARDNER 4 CO.
Wooster. Sept 1, 1656 2m3.
"Get out of the way, Old Seedy,'
Tm bonnd for Cohn's, this time."
"TlieFird Thing Ym Knmc!?
op . ; . - .
- )cnjamiit Cofnt
T ESPECTFULLY informs his friends, and
JA 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
tion. Friends, and
for the truth of
it we ask yon to
come aad ex
amine our stock
aad prices it
his stock coxsumi a
Ready Made Clothing
Of every description, suitable for Fall, Winter
aud 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, ic.
Such as Cloths, Cassi meres, Casinets, Vestings.
ic., fcc, kept on hand in endless quantity and
quality, and sold cheap.
J2T Clothing made to order on the shortest
CSept.41, IPob. 3t
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 ' CASKEVS, on the Corner.
Sept. 4, ltto6.
Bound to be Hung,
AND sold too, the Wall Paper and Window
Blinds, to be had at
CASKET'S, on the Comer.
indebted to us, over six months, either
by note or book account, to come up aud pay
the amount dne as by the 1st of October nexU
After that time, if not paid or satisfied, we pos
itively will resort to collection according to law.
Sept. 4, 1856 Sw4. --
Valuable Property for Sale.
THE undersigned wishes to sell the House
and Lot now occupied by William Reed,
situate in the town of Holmesville, Holmes Co.,
Said property is favorably situated for business.
There is en 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 be
xld cheap. For furtherparttculars inquire of .
jajijs tlu iCiliSOJ.
Sept. 4, 1856 2tt Near Holmesville.
I TON'S KATHAIRON Tb immrnae pops.
J Uritjr of this aneqnaltal Toilet article foeotirrlr
vithout precedent It mle in bmuIt MOO 0O0 bottles
per yesr, end the demand is consUntlT increasine. It k-
Morw the Hair when it has fellen eat;reeTres and beao
tities it, imparting to it a beantifhl gioaa; tenores daad
rulf and keeps tne Hair peripetljc, clean; while its delight
fnl nerfame renders it the nleaMnteet srtkle erer made
Sold ererywhere br all respectable dealers, and la Millers--
burg at tue UUUK AMI I stukk.
lALLEVSnAGICAL PAN EXHUO
TOIt POSITIVKhV CI RE3
Hurns and Scalds, Piles, Rnetmwtlna,
Krrxitiilan. Puncture. VMU4. rHt.
Brnus. Kerer Sores. S.H RKmim rhnMl H.-.
Sore Nipples Breasts, Nearalirr Swellings, '
relons, Sore and Inflamed Er, Head Ache, Ear Ache,
Mnmne. Corns. BnneoM. Ooat. Bite ot Inearta. Eni
and all cases of Inflimation where the parts aterted eaa
or sie anne omia Au rA.NC Y STORE
ARNING Needles Crotchet .
Crosha do iHookiiig
And all kinds and sixes of com men sewinar
Needlcs, can always be found at
CASK.EV 'S, oa the Corner.
The Burning Rays
OF a summer's sun may he kept off 6 ret rata
rate with any of the delightful and cheap
I'aiasols to be found at
CASKET'S, on the Comer.
Aug. 21. 1856.
Perfumeries, Hair Oils, &c.
A NICELY perfumed Handkerchief, or a
glomy sleek looking head of hair, can be
had, by buying theartn-l.n at
tASHtl s.on tne turner.
Sept. 4. 1856.
Large Family Bible.
"IT THO doa't want onet If you ami supplied.
IT attend to it immediately, iry
CASKEV.ob the Corner.
Sept. 4. 4856.
TF YOU WANT ANYTHING ia the Notion.
or Book line, go to
CASKET'S. oi the Comer.
rpt. i, 185.