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RECORD OF KANSAS RUFFIANISM.
Availing themselves of the fact that the
rumors of the alleged death of Dr. Root,
Gen. Pomeroy and Mr. Mitchell, the shoot
ing of Jones, and the killing of "eight pro
lavery men," now prove to bo unfounded,
the doughfaces boldly characterize all state
ments of outrages in Kansas as "republican
lies." That there has been falsehood as
well as truth sent over the telegraphic lines,
by the Missourians who have charge of
them is unquestionable. But these false
statements do not invalidate or diminish the
real catalogue of crime. To enablo our
readers to keep the latter in memory, we
subjoin below a list of a few occurrences,
which are authenticated by legal evidence,
and which are not even attempted to be de
nied. . There are five times as many other
similar ones reported and tolerably well au
thenticated. ' But we wait until they shall
bo officially. and legally confirmed before
adding them to the list JV. Y. Tribune.
November 29, 1854. Missourians to the
number of over one thousand invade the
territory, armed, drive judges and legal vo
ters from the polls, ana Dy irauauieni Dai
lots pretend to elect Whitfield delegate.
March 80, 1855. Nearly four thousand
Missourians again invade the territory and
repeat the outrages committed in Novem
October 1, 1855. Third invasion of Mis
ourians, accompanied by similar outrages.
December 15, 1855. Fourth invasion,
by which an endeavor is made to vote down
the freo state constitution, but proves a
May 21, 1856. Jones, a Missouri posU
master, heads an armed mob of Alabama,
Missouri and Carolina men, which marches
against Lawrence, pillages and plunders it,
with violence to the inhabitants, and the
burning of several buildings.
October 2, 1855. Thomas Neuman, a
free state man stabbed in tho street of Leav
enworth by a gang of Missourians.
. October 2, 1855. Chid killed while at
play, by a shot fired by a Missourian, at
James Furnam, a free state man, which
missed him and entered a window.
November 23, 1 855. Charles W. Dow,
free 6tato man shot by F. N. Coleman, a
pro-slavery settler. Murderer takes refuge
with Gov. Shanon, and is protected by him.
December , 1855. James Barber, free
state man, assaulted and murdered by a shot
in the back by one of President Pierce's In
November, 1855. Collins, a free state
man, called out from his mill, where ho was
at work, and shot by La'Jghlin a pro-slavery
January 17, 1856. E. P. Brown a free
tato man taken prisoner by a gang of Mis
sourians, hacked to pieces with knives and
hatchets, and his bleeding corpse flung into
his own door from the effects of which his
widow is now a maniac.
May 20, 1856. John Stewart, formerly
of Bushford, Alleghany co., N. Y., a young
man of 20, shot in his saddle while attempt
ing to escape from a party of Jones' posse.
May 19, 1856. Jones, "the only son of
his mother and she a widow," aged 19, shot
through the back by one of Jones posse,
because he refused to give up his horse,
with which he supported himself and his
PRINTING OFFICES DESTROYED.
December 22, 1855. Territorial Regis
ter, an administration paper at Leavenworth,
conducted by Col. Delahay, mobbed for ad
vocating a free state, presses broken, type
thrown into the river and editor threatened
April 14, 1855. ParkvUle Luminary,
at Parkville, on the frontier, mobbed by
Missourians, for similar cause, and tho edi
tors, Messrs. Park and Patterson, obliged to
quit the territory.
May 21, 1856. Herald of Freedom of
fice, Lawrence, fired upon with a field piece
by Jones' posse and reduced to ruins.
Tribune office, Lawrence, mobbed and
ransacked and set on fire and burned to the
ground, presses fcc, destroyed.
LYNCHINGS—1855 AND 1856.
Sixteen free state men, at different times
have been tarred and feathered, or beaten,
or both, and some of them carried into Mis
souri, or set adrift in tho river. Among
them were Wm. Phillips, a lawyer of Leav
enworth, and a member elect of the territo
rial legislature ; tho Rev. Pardee Butler, a
Baptist preacher; the Rev. Mr. Clark, a
Methodist missionary, and other ministers
of the gospel, of various denominations.
Assaults and battery have been too numer
ous to recapitulate, hardly a day passing
without some attack on free state men in
the streets or on the high roads. Among
those assailed have been Gov. Reeder, Gen.
Of Gov. Robinson, without a warrant.
Of Mr. Brown, editor of the Herald of
Freedom, without a warrant
Of Messrs. Bronson, Hutchinson, Deitzler,
Schuyler Smith, Baker and fourteen others,
by Missourians acting under authority of a
pretended court, for "high treason," for re
fusing to obey laws of the legislature, pre
tended to have been elected by the Missouri
SeptemW,l 855. Imposing pekalty of
DEATH for assisting slaves to escape.
Imposing penalty of DEATH for cir
culating or printing publications calculated
to incite slaves to insurrection.
Imj)osing penalty or DEATH for as
sisting slaves to escape from any state and
take refuge in the territory.
' Imposing penalty of five years imprison
ment at harj labor for harboring fugitive
Slaves. " . .
Imposing peniflty of two years' imprison
ment for aiding a fugitive slave to escape
from custody of an officer.
Imposing penalty of five years' imprison
ment at hard labor for writing, printing, or
circulating anything against slavery.
Imposing penalty of two years' imprison
ment at hard labor for saying that persons
have not a right to hold slaves in tho terri
tory. Disqualifying all from sitting as jurors
who do not admit tho right to hold slaves
in the territory.
Disqualifying all as voters who do not
wear to support the fugitive slave law.
Admitting any one to vote on payment
of il, no matter where resident, who will
swear to uphold tho fugitive slave law and
the Nebraska bill.
Appointing Misourinns to be town and .
county officers for six years to oina.
Re-enacting the slave laws of Missouri, en
masse, adding that wherever the word ,
"Btate" occurs in them it 6hall bo construed i
o mtn "territory." Albany Eve. Jour. I
More from Kansas.
Chicago, June 6.
Latest Kansas dates confirm the intelli
gence of a fresh outbreak of hostilities at
The Enterprize, (pro-slavery,) of the 3d,
contradicts our former statement. Still, it
reports a battle fought on tho morninsr of
the 2d in-., between the company of Cap
tain Pattie, the St. Louis Republican's cor
respondent, and a party of freo state men.
It Listed four hours. Two of Pattio's men
were killed. A large part of Pattio's com
pany were taken prisoners.
Gen. Whitfield raised 100 men at West-
port, Mo, on tho night of the 2d, and start
ed in pursuit of the free state men, supposed
to be forty miles distant from V cstport on
tho Santa Fe road.
CoL Sumner started with eight compa
nies of cavalry, immediately to the scene
The Chicago Tribune has a letter dated
Lawrence, May 31st. It states that the
free state men are in eminent peril. Mis
souri is marshalling forces against the far
mers, who arc obliged to organize compa
nies to protect their fields and houses
against marauding bands. It also reports
that Gen. Harney is ordered from Fort Lar
amie to take command at Leavenworth.
The steamer Genoa, from Fort Pierio of
tho 29th ult, arrived at St Louis yesterday.
Gen. Harney completed a treaty with the
Sioux on the 23d. The Indians suffered se
verely from hunger and the past severe win
A company from the mouth of tho Yel
low Stone reports an unusual quantity of
snow upon the mountains.
The Genoa brings 1,000 robes and furs.
She met the U. S. steamer Wm. Baird, on
the 30th, bound for Fort Pierrio.
Chicago, June 10.
Tho Democratic Press has a letter from
Lecompton on tho 4th, stating that severe
skirmishes had taken place between inde
pendent companiesof Missourians and Caro
linians and bands of free state men organiz
ed for self-defenco. The latter were suc
cessful. The details of the affair is announ
ced by the Kansas City Eiterprwe as fol
lows: "Thirty southerners, proceeding from
Westport, Missouri, under command of II.
C. Pate, to Bull Creek, Kansas, suddenly
met a party of free state men of tho same
number. Pato had a number of prisoners
whom ho placed in front, unarmed ; he then
hid behind logs and trees. Tho free state
men dropped down in the grass on the
prairie, llio nnng continued two Hours.
1 ate then surrendered unconditionally.
Three Missourians escaped, among them
Coleman the murderer of Dow. 1 ho tree
state men took twenty horses and a number
of Sharpc's rifles and U. S. muskets, besides
a quantity of goods stolen from Lawrence.
The U. S. Dragoons knew of the battle du
ring its occurence, but did not interfere.
They went down on tho 4th and released
A parly of pro-slavery men, including a
son of Gov. Shannon, formed a night attack
on the house of Capt Walker, five miles
from Lecompton. They were fired upon
and repulsed, and young Shannon was taken
prisoner, put was released next day. shan
non took a company of dragoons and search
ed tho houses of the free state men two
days, taking all arms and amunition. Col.
bumner passed through Lecompton on the
4th en route for lopeka.
Later. A man just arrived from Kansas
City, reports a general rendezvous of pro-
slavery men near Bull Creek, under the
command of Whitfield. They contemplate
a new attack on Lawrence, and expect to
concentrate 600 men, generally armed with
U. S. muskets. The free state men have
resolved to settle the matter with tho bayo
net They are deficient in both arms and
Latest. Accounts say they have formed
a plan for a night attack on the invaders.
It is rumored that Donaldson and Jones
were both killed in tho fight at Franklin,
where a collision oecured over a quantity of
goods stolen from .Lawrence, ho houses
destroyed at Franklin as first reported.
shannon ha3 issued a proclamation, dat
ed tho fourth, which "commands persons
belonging to military organizations within
tho territory, not authorized by law, to dis
perse that such organizations aro illegal,
and should they re-assemble, they will bo
dispersed by U. S. troops. All civil officers
of the Government are required to bo vigi
lant in enforcing the laws against offenders,
and protecting citizens in their person and
property against all violence and wrong.
1 further declare that all law abiding citi
zens in the territory, without regard to par
ty names or distinctions must bo protected
in their person and property, and all milita
ry organizations to resist the execution of
the laws of the territory, or to disturb the
peace thereof, must bo despersed, and all
aggressive parties from without tho territo
ry must be repelled that the military force
placed under the control of the Executive of
this territory is amply sulhcient to enforce
the laws and to protect tho citizens in their
rights that in carrying out this proclama
tion no distinction or injury is to bo made
as to party, but all persons, all parties, are
to be treated alike under like circumstances,
and obedience to tho laws and consequent
security to the citizens of Kansas are pri
mary objects, and all lawless violence within
the territory, in whatever form it is mani
fested, must be repressed ; and the proclama
tion of the President of the United States,
of the 11th of Feb., will bo strictly enforc
ed ; and requisition has been made on Col.
Sumnerfor sufficient military force to ensure
obedience to tho proclamation.
The Kansas corresoiideiit of tho New
York Tribune gives an incident of the pil
lage of Lawrence which we havo not seen
before. Ho says:
When I wrote of the outrages on the
people of Lawrence, I spoko of a rumor of
women being ravished, but dweredited.it, as
I could not believe it ' 1 learn from the
person of whom I have spoken that there
was such villainy one case at least, attes
ted by a "person who was one of the parly,"
although ho deprecated tho act "I could
have shot him," he said. Alas ! ho did not.
I know that a largo rumber of thoso with
the posse will indignantly repel anything of
the kind ; but they went up to oppress a
free people because they loved freedom and
would not relinquish their political rights;
and if they took with them a set of wicked
tools to do the work ot violence, an their
heads rests tho villainy and meanness of all
the outrages. And not on them alone.
Franklin Pierce, tho wail of nt least one
helpless and abused woman has gone to
Heaven against you! Your proclamations
your corrupt tools here, and your neglect
to protect people who have so often appeal-
ed to you, and who havo been so often
abused, bring home the guilt to your
door, and give a tongue to every patriotic
American North, or South, or East, or
West "What hast thou done with our
brothers and sisters f
Mr. Herbert and the Keating Family.
Washington, June 4, 1856.
A report has been extensively published
in the Boston Post, the New York Even
ing Express, and copied into other papers
that tho Hon. P. F. Herbert had given to
tho wife of my late brother a handsome
dwelling, and money to educate her chil
dren. If the intention of tho author was to
create public opinion in favor of Mr. Her
bert, I deem it my duty to deny that Mrs.
Keating received any such favors from him.
There is no foundation whatever for such a
report And I never heard any person say
that he hiia even expressed any regret for
an act by which a widow and two orphan
children were loft solely dependent on tho
charity of the world.
There has been generously presented to
the widow tho sum of five hundred dollars,
subscribed the of Willard's
P. M. KEATING.
This tells its own story. The man who
could murder an Irishman and then con
temptuously resist all inquiries into the act
would not be likely to consider tho widow
and children of an Irishman worthy of his
consideration. "Nothing but a nigger"
"nothing but an Irishman" in the estima
tion of such chivalric men, means just what
is expressed by the contemptuous expression.
The Irish ought to learn how to regard such
"Democratic" consideration. San. Reg.
Washington, June 10.
Skxate. Mr. Crittenden, in reference
to Kansas matters, said they had been in
session nearly seven months and not a step
had been taken to remedy that disgraceful
evil growing day by day, spreading wider
and wider, and inflaming passions already
too exciting. Not only is tho peaco of
Kansas disturbed, but the peaco of tho en
tire country country is disturbed.
More Indignation. New York, June 9.
A meeting of tho citizens of Flushing,
Queens Co., was held Saturday, to express
their condemnation at tho outrages perpe
trated on senator Sumner by Brooks. The
Hall was crowded with persons of the high
est standing and respectability, without re
gard to party. Gen. Allen McDonald pre
sided. Speeches were mado by Mr. Briggs,
of Ohio and others.
Westchester, Pa., June 9.
A verv largo meeting was held here on
Saturday for the purpose of condemning the
aggression of tho slave power in Kansas,
and to denounce the assault upon Mr. Sum
ner. John B. Bowar, LUerk to tho Kansas
Congressional Commission, addressed the
meeting. Appropriate resolutions wore
Fillmore again Repudiated.
Boston, June 10.
An American anti-Fillmoro Convention
was held in tho 6th district to elect dele
gates to the New York Convention, on the
the 12th. A largo number of persons,
hitherto supporters of Fillmore were pres
ent. The opinions expressed were, that
only a union of all parties of tho .North
could defeat tho Democratic nominations
and that tho delegates to New York should
go with tho understanding that they support
no candidate except one who supports the
At a Kansas meeting in Chelsea, nearly
$700 were subscribed, in the aid of the
people in Kansas.
Concord, N. H., June 10.
- Tho Republican Stito Convention held
hero to-day, appointed six delegates at
large, and one from each Congressional
District were nominated for the Philadel-1
phia Convention. A committee of which
Hon. Ichabod Gaodwin is President, was
appointed to raise .funds to aid freo state J
settlors in Kansas. Speeches were made i
by Ex-Gov. Kent, of Me., Gen. Nye, of N.
Y, and others.
Com. Stockton for the Presidency.
Trenton, N. J., June 10.
Tho Know Nothing Convention, to-day,
appointed four senatorial, and ten district
delegates to tho New York Convention of
Juno 12. Resolutions were adopted in fa
vor of a republican and Know Nothing Fu
sion Platform, and recommended Com.
Stockton for President
Particulars of the Indian Massacre in
New York, June 8.
From Washington the Herald' s corres
pondent states that the reports received by
tho last mail, from tho superintendant of
Indian Affairs in Oregon are highly impor
tant. The steamer Mary was lying at the
Cascades. When the Indians mado the
first attack she escaped down the river to
give notice of the outrage. Tho attack
lasted three days. Four hundred Indians
were engaged, of which 170 were killed and
12 wounded; and the Cascade chief, with
13 warriors, were captured. Tho friendly
Indians aro being collected on tho Reserva
tion and furnished with provisions.
Indian Hostilities. Ended
St. Louis, Juno 9.
Tho United States steamer Grey Cloud
has arrived from Fort Pierre, after an ab
sence of nearly a year, She brings intelli
gence that the dilliciilties with the Sioux
Indians have been adjusted according to
treaty stipulations of the council held in
March last, by Gen. Harney. All prisoners
and stolen proKrty in possession ot the In
dians were to bo given up in seventy-five
days from that date. On tho loth of May
somo seven hundred lodges of Blackfect,
Sioux, Omahas, Winnecoujos, Two Kettle's
band, and Saniasees, came in and gave up
twelve prisoners, forty-five head of horses
and mules, and promised at tho same time
implicit obedience to tho demands of our
Government in future. This closes active
operations of the Sioux expedition. After
retaining tho prisoners a few days, Harney
set them at liberty, being satisfied they
would conduct themselves well hereafter.
Tho Massachusetts Houso of Representa
tives has by a vote of 208 yeas to 78 nays,
passed a resolve providing for amending
the Constitution, so that a fourteen years
residence in this country should be a re
quisite to enablo foreigners to vote. The
American party in tho house agreed to re
duce the term from 21 to 14 years. The
resolve goes to the senate for concurrence.
The New York Herald says: "Four
ennes have been already subscribed for in
South Carolina and Virginia to present to
CoL Brooks, of tho House of Representa
tives. On the first one, it is said, was en
graved tho words, 'Hit 'im again,' and on
tho last, for which fifty dollars was raised in
Charleston, S. C, is to bo engraved, 'The
knock down argument.'"
ISAAC M. KLELEE, Editor.
Friday, Jane 13, 1856.
Republican State Ticket.
FOE JCDOES OF TIIS STPRESCK cotbt.
Short Thru OZIAS BOWF.1V. of Marion.
Loxo Txkx JOSIAH SCOTT, of Butler.
FOR COMMISSIONER or fOVVO SCHOOLS,
ASM SMYTH, of Franklin.
MKMRER BOARD Or lTRMC WORKS,
JOII. K. U ADDELL, of Host.
8WATOR1 AT. FT.KCTOR9.
C.4I.KH B. SMITH, of Hamilton.
JACOB efcllKlNS, of Trumbull.
To People of the United States.
The People of the United States, without regard to past
poiitii-al dilferenceg or divisions, who are opposed to the
repeal of the Missouri Compromise, to the policy of the
present Administration, to the extension of Slavery into
the territories, in furor of the admission of Kansas as a
free State, and of restoring the action of the FededaHlov
emment to the principles of Washington and Jefferson,
are invited by the National Committee, appointed by the
Pittsburgh Convention of the 2-2d of Kebruarv, IKSfi, to
enu irum eacn aiaie three lielegntestromeverv i ongress
ional district, and six llelecates at larm to meet in Phil
adelphia on the 11th day of Junt ntH, for the purpose of
nrcdujmeiiuiiig ramuaniea to oe supported for the omces
oi rresioem ana v loe-rrestaent ol the United States.
B. P. Morgan, X. York,
John V. Niles, Conn.,
A. P. Stone, Ohio,
John Z. Goodrich, Mass.,
Abner R. Hallowell, Mo.
Clias. Dickey, Mich.
A. J. Stevens, Iowa,
Lawrence Brainerd. Vt.
Francis P. Blair, Maryland,
David Wilmot, Penn.,
Wm. M. Chare, R. Island,
Oeorpe Kve, Va.
E. S. Leland. 111..
Geo. G. Kogg, N. Hampshire,
l orneuus t ole, Calitornia,
Wvmnn Spooner, Wis.,
v m. t.rose, Indiana,
C. M. K. Paulison, Jf.J,
E. I) Williams, Delaware,
James Kedpath, Missouri,
John eee, Kentucky,
Lewis Clephane, Dist. Col.
Washington, March 29, 1856.
The National Republican Convention for
tho nomination of candidates for the offices
of President and Vice President, to bo sup
ported by tho freemen of tho Union, will
meet in Philadelphia on Monday, next
Columbus, June 4, 1856.
Messrs. Editors : Will you announce
in tho Journal that tho Ohio delegation to
tho National Republican Convention, will
put up at the St Lawrence Hotel. I have
mado arrangement for a suit of parlors and
rooms for sixty-nine delegates.
A. P. STONE.
A CONFESSION OF JUDGMENT.
The rejection of Pierce and Douglas, and
the nomination of Buchanan by the Cincin
nati convention, is a confession of judgment
by the leaders of democracy. Tho onU is
sue of any importance before tho peoplo is
that which Pierce and Douglas havo raised :
viz., the question whether slavery shall be
confined to its present limits, or be made
national by being carried into the territories
under the authority of the United States.
Pierce and Douglas, as we have said, creat
ed this issue by the repeal of the Missouri
Compromise, tho passage of the Kansas-Nebraska
bill, and by the attempt to put down
freedom and uphold slavery in Kansas by
force of arms. As the real representatives
of this issue they appeared before the Cin
cinnati convention and asked a nomination
at its hands. The convention gathered
from all parts of the nation, knew full well
that tho people of the free states only asked
a clear opportunity to pronounce such a sen
tence of condemnation on these men and
their issue, as only millions of freemen at
the ballot box can pronounce. The conven
tion confessed judgment in this case between
slave driving democracy and the freedom
loving people, by rejecting Pierce and Dong
las, and nominating James Buchanan. The
issue which Pierce and Douglas created they
maintain in their resolutions; tho men who
have raised that issue they dropped. It
was well understood at Cincinnati that the
only reason for this course was that tho par
ty could not carry the load of public hatred
which Pierce and Douglas havo brought on
themselves by their attempts to pervert the
whole power of the general government to
tho uses of 300,000 slaveholders. The con
vention quailed before tho storm, whose
distant thunders they already heard. They
slaughtered Pierce and Douglas iu the hope
thereby to appease the public wrath, as the
heathen in tho time of pestilence offer some
of their children to their angry god, hoping
thereby to save the rest The convention
approved Pierce's administration, but they
reject Pierce; they sanctioned the repeal of
tho Missouri compromise, and the admission
of slavery into the territories solemnly con
secrated to freedom, but they reject Doug
las tho author of these doctrines. There is
not an intelligent man in the whole nation
who does not see in this course, tho follow
1. A confession of judgment; an ad
mission that tho verdict of the peoplo is
against slave democracy.
2. A confession of weakness ; a want of
confidence in their own doctrines, the sure
harbinger of defeat.
3. An utter contempt for tho people,
manifested by a deliberate purposo to cheat
them into sustaining tho administration of
Pierco and tho doctrines of Douglas with
the name, James Buchanan.
"WHEN DOCTORS DISAGREE, &C."
When the telegraph announced tho nom
ination of Buchanan, tho Democrat and
Messenger each came out with a bulletin
Tho Democrat informs' us that Buchanan
was nominated by acclamation ; but the
Messenger had it by wclamation. There is
an evident meaning in this difference. We
may not bo fully posted, but our private
opinion is that tho Messenger, with an ap
preciation of tho force of words, and of their
exact meaning, professed by none but itself,
intended by using exclamation instead of
acclamation, thereby to signify the intense
type of democracy which distinguishes it
above tho Democrat. It would be wholly
uncharitable to suppose that an editor who
writes that Mr. Sumner "is generally always
foremost," in the war with slavery, should
bo guilty of any blunders in his grammar
Cincinnati Nominees. Tho combined
wisdom of the democracy of tho Union
while assembled at Cincinnati last week,
nominated James Buchanan, of Pcnn., for
President, and J, C. Brcckenridge, of Ky.,
for Vice President,
NOMINATION OF BUCHANAN.
The grand National Convention of loco
foco wire-pullers, and political gamblers
have again, as is their wont, assembled in
solemn conclave, trafficked in men and
measures, and returned to mingle with tho
minions of the party, and do battle in the
good( ? ) cause of democracy. Tho great
anxiety and suspense that pervaded the lo
cofoco ranks for weeks previous to, and dur
ing the incubation of that political body, has
all passed away, and the party once more
breathe freely. The result of the conven
tion's deliberations, (the nomination of Bu
chanan by "exclamation") was not unexpec
ted but in fact was looked for and deman
ded by the more sane portion of tho party.
They know that their only hope lay in put
ting in nomination a man who was not on
record one who was not implicated with
the present iniquitous administration. And
in doing this do they not virtually acknowl
edge tho imbecility and corruption of tlu's
same contemptible administration ! Do they
not by refusing to nominate an administra
tion man, refuse to endorse said administra
tion ? And do they not by refusing to en
dorse and support men who have had the
boldnoss to labor until they succeeded in
placing their party in its true position be
fore the world, and showing tho extent of its
turpitude and base desiro to cringingly pros
trate itself at tho feet of one section of the
the nation, without any regard to the inter
ests of tho other,display an extent of cowar
dice and ingratitude hitherto unprecedented
And does not the great cry of the personal
popularity and availability of Buchanan
show a still greater effort than has ever yet
been put forth by this party, to decide the
peoplo by covering up their principles with
this sickening laudation of personal quali
ties ? By this nomination they think to
reconcile tho discordant elements of their
party, and coerce the portion to whom their
modern principles aro odious, to support
tho nomination for the sake of the roan.
Is this honest ? Does it comport with the
professed tenets of their creed ? Is this an
appropriate step for a party who claim to
"support principles and not men P But
what more could we expect of a party whose
very soul is made up of hollow pretensions
and whose tactics havo always been decep
tion and fraud.
As to Mr. Buchanan as a man and a stites
man we have nothing to say. Wo havo al
ways regarded him as an honest and a tal
ented man ; but this last step this almost
insane desire for promotion, and full deter
mination to obtain the nomination for the
presidency at tho hands of his party, at all
hazards, even if he should have to compro
mise his independence and cry "craven" to
the imperious dictation of the "sunny south,"
has decidedly lessened our faith in his po
litical probity. As ho stands pledged we
would as soon entrust the government In
the hands of Pierce or Douglas as in his.
Though his nomination may be received
with apparent enthusiasm, yet it is but tho
shout of tho rabble, and tho slavery-loving
democracy need not flatter themselves that
by this stroke of policy they have relieved
themselves from tho responsibility of tho
mal-administration of our governmental af
fairs, or cleared their skirts of the odium
that so justly attaches to them for their past
wicked acts. Buchanan may possibly ob
tain a meager floating vote that no other
man in his party could secure, but to the
sober,thinking, patriotic people of the nation,
he stands before them with unclean hands,
having polluted theml'fy subscribing to the
platform constructed in accordance with tho
dictations of tho slavery propaganda, and is
consequently as odious in their sight as
Pierco or Douglas would be, as in fact he is
equally culpable. Ho stands pledged to
carry out the very measures that his party
had not tho courage to ask an administra
tion man to do. Does this not clearly show
that they feared to havo their darling meas
ures, and tho author of them, brought di
rectly before tho people for adjudication ?
We think it does.
In view of the above, what is the duty of
the republicans. Is it to fritter away our
strength in useless factions, and give a cer
tain and easy victory to our enemies? No.
Let us unite, and fight together manfully
for tho triumph of our principles, for they
are as holy as tho gospel itself. Ours is
truly a warfare for measures, not men ; for
tho triumph of right over wrong; and where
is the true, patriotic American citizen that
will not join in such a laudable enterprise.
Republicans you havo a long and warm
campaign before you. You know your du
ty, and if you do not perform it, let tho con
sequences be on your own heads.
COMPARISONS ARE ODIOUS.
Tho Messenger thinks that to compare
Douglas to a skunk is odious; but does not
tell us whether Douglas or the skunk is tho
slandered party. We will "arbitrate" a last
year's almanac against any number of
the Messenger, except that of last week,
that in a suit for damaged reputation tho
FIT PERSON TO DO IT.
The man who characterized tho attack on
Sumner as good enough for him, and just
what ho deserved, was an attendant on tho
ratification occasion the other evening, and
made a speech to the crowd.
Query. Why did not our neighbor of
the Democrat, "illuminate" his offico on the
evening of tho Buchanan ratification meet
ing ? The Messenger office was brilliantly
ornamented with tallow candles.
That portion of tho American party which
loves freedom and hates slavery, and who
went out from tho pro-slavery National
Council when it framed an anti-freedom
platform, met in National Convention in
Now York yesterday,to nominate candidates
for the Presidency and Vice Presidency.
GRAND DEMOCRATIC RALLY.
Scene 1. Office of tho Messenger. Edi
tor in a high state of excitement writes that
Buchanan was nominated by exclamation!
Scene 2. Same. The "unterrified" as
semble to prepare for a grand powwow,
editor of the Messenger "generally always
Scene 3. Baby wakor brought out, but
powder being dear and democrats general
ly "short," the explosions are mistaken for
somebody pounding on a barn door.
Scene 4. Office of tho Messenger illum
inated with 43 tallow candles; immediate
rise looked for in the tallow market I
Scene 5. Zealous democrat rings the
Court Houso bell 20 minutes, waits awhile
and rings 20 minutes more, waits again,
and as the crowd don't come, gives a few
more last strokes and says, they may come
or go to some other place.
(Scene 6. About 200 boys on the green
throwing fire-balls, 75 democrats and 50
republicans on and about the steps.
Tho market being exhausted of tallow by
the illumination of the Messenger office,
the court room is not lighted.
Scene 7. Same. Three little speeches
from G. W. Glick, Esq., the editor of the
Democrat and the prosecuting attorney.
The crowd being small and growing smaller,
the speeches, with a touching tenderness
and suitableness, also grow small and beau
tifully less. The speakers had not heard of
the burning of Lawrence, the murder of
Keating or tho assault on Sumner.
Scene 8. Meeting adjourns with three
tremendous cheers, which in a still night
would have waked a sleeping infant Each
man retires saying fiz zlo.
If any of our readers wish to see a verita
ble animal of tho above named breed, let
them visit the office of the Democratic Mes
senger; and if they will then and there read
the article iu tho last number of that paper
Ion the Sumner outrage, pausing at every
period and looking the editor in tho face,
they will obtain such an idea of a dough
face as will admit of no increase forever.
This term was first applied by John Ran
dolph, of Roanoko, as an expression of his
withering contempt for thoso men from tho
north who were ever ready to do the dirtv
work of their southern masters. The man
who could write an article justifying or ev
en excusing the assault on Sumner, is evi
dently ambitious to be classed amono- dough
faces, who are by universal consent tho mean
est of mankind. It is a pity that a lickspit
tle of such eminent genius had not a wider
stage on which to exhibit his capacities for
grovelling. If tho slave drivers knew his
merits ho would not go unrewarded. But
u Full many a flower is born to Mush nnseen
And waste Its sweetness on the desert air."
Our affliction is, that the man who sees
in Sumner's speech a fitting reason for a
murderous assault upon him while unarmed,
unwarned and confined in his seat, by a
cowardly bully such as slavery breeds, may
receive no reward equal to his merits in this
world. We can think of but two positions
in which his great qualities would find a
suitable field for their developcment One
would be a corporal's office in the army that
is now overrunning Kansas, and the other,
that of an overseer to somo southern wo-man-whipper.
South Carolina Ideas of Gallantry.
The Carolina Times contains an account
of tho meeting of the citizens of RuJiland
District represented in Congress' bytho
assassin Brooks held iu tho City Hall of
Columbia, the capital of South Carolina.
Tho following resolutions, offered by W. F.
Desaussure, were, unanimously adopted:
Refolre That we cordially endorse the conduct of the
Hon. P. S. Brooks, of rhe House of Representatives of the
Tnited States, in inliictinc on Senator Sumner, of Mass
achnsetts, the punishment he so richly earned by his li
belous attack upon the State of South Carolina, and our
faitiiiul Senator, and u)on the entire Soi-th.
Resorcd, That the attack upon onr absent Senator was
as false as it waa cowardly, and was gallantly met by his
kinsman, his countryman and fi iend in the Senate Cham
ber, which the abolitionist had desecrated by hia foul
Resfileed. That in the crisis which is npon us, it is ex
pected of every man to do his duty, and especially those
to whom the public interests are connded, and that our
pillant countryman has shown a noble and ju5t apprecia
tion of that solemn duty.
They were supported by tho mover, and
by Dr. John S. Preston, a state senator, who
assured tho meeting that Governor Adams,
of South Carolina, not only countenanced
but approved the compliment intended to
be paid to tho assas-iin Brooks. Several
other persons also spoke in their favor.
Singular ideas those people have of cow
ardice and gallantry. Cleveland Herald.
The Tribune correspondent telegraphs
tho 15th that "the White Houso gives signs
of wo that all is lost The unguish of the
Court over the balloting at Cincinnati is in
discribable." Mr. Sumner continued comfortable, and
is beginning to see his friends again.
Fitzgerald Tasistro, an 1,800 clerk in the
state department has been removed for wri
ting an abusive letter to the Baltimore
American about foreign ministers, and send
ing copies under tho department seal to
Tasistro was pretty well known in Cleve
land during lylers administration.
United States Senate.
Hon. James Dixon, the newly elected
U. S. senator from Connecticut, is a young
man of marked ability, character and emi
nent fitness for the position ho is called to
fill. Ho has served one terra in tho house
of representatives with decided success.
and will bo still more useful in the senate.
Ho will be and immovable opponent of all
the schemes of tho slavery propaganda to
extend that "institution" into new territory,
and suppress freedom of speech upon it at
the National Capitol. Mr. Dixon has been
elected moro distinctly upon this issue than
upon any other. He received tho votes of
republican and American members. He
succeeds Mr. Toucev. who Ulustraiea ms
term of service by a degree of sen ility to
the slaveholding interest not often exhibi
ted by a senator from a New England
State. N. Y. Tribune.
A Washington correspondent says that
in lookiiig'for his overcoat, ho took hold of
nino others, each of which had a pistol in
its pocket, and this was among northern
The Political Death Struggle.
Those who suppose that the friends of
Douglas and the Kansas-Nebraska measure
will cordially support Buchanan, and that
his nomination will prove a strong one, were
never moro mistaken. The Democratic
Convention has condemned the orioinators
of tho Kansas-Nebraska hill
- -V fVlltsJVC
death ; and will not these men die hard f
fiven in tne Convention, a southern Whig
latelv trifldft a Damnerat hv thn bUvq.o
propagandisra of the Kansas-Nebraska bill
fatal truth Was told. 1Ka tTtfl ftritrtnftl TTan.
sas-Nebraska men were slaughtered, but he
nopea iney would yet be resuscitated. How,
thing you. will Douclaa ftnrl Vila Awtari of
followers relish the speech of that Kentucky
Whig, who, once in tho ranks of the friends
of tho Missouri ComtiromisA.
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the fold of the Democratic party, and avail
ing himself of the benefits of the repeal of
that comnromise. helna Utah Ifm vprv m
who accomplished that repeal, and then
.i . . . .i ..
opens me wouna ana tells tno convention
and the world to look at it!
The anti-Nebraska voters in the Northern
those Unfaithful servanta vhn rlnrorl rl;-o-
gard the known will of their constituents.
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nu mere is scarce a tree state man, who
voted for the infernal
gross to tell the talo. Awed' by such an
erapn aiic vera let ot the people, the Dem
ocratic convention have nlarnrl t.n.A timut
game; approving the principles of the ob
noxious measure but slaughtering the con
coctors of the scheme ; hoping that the sac
rifice of men, will atone for the iniqity of
It is a marked feature in the Tii'stnrw f
the events which brought about the nomina-
itou oi air. cucnanan, that neither he nor
the convention have dared approve of the
Kansas Act Both have endorsed tbe prin
ciples involved in the measure, but cautious
ly refrained from saying that the passage of
the act was necessary or wise. On every
hand, in the crowd at Cincinnati, was it
openly proclaimed, that, although party de
manded the approval of the act now that
it is the law of the land, still, vengeance,
should be visited upon the heads of thoso
who by devising the law, so unnecessarily
piaceu xne democratic party in jeopardy.
Is it human nature, therefore, for thos
thus sacrificed, to lie down and give up
their political breath without a strutro-le ?
The game Douglass and Pierew nlvr4 f.ir
was,the Presidency ;they depended npon the
ery interest to accomplish the object,
and did the bidinor of the smith hv tntinr-
the lead in the passage of that bill; their
slavery allies, having used them to the ex
tent of their present necessities, now let
them drop, without a regret, into political
w .... . ...i.. Av t,, litu MIUIU JAJIIUjT V, UR li
prevailed at tho convention : a nolirii inhirh.
1 - -
never won a Democratic victory at the
polls. Mark that!
Mr. Buchanan cannot enlist the bold men
of the party in his support; he is a repre
sentative of the conservative portion, that
portion which casts its vote, it is true, but
never tales off its coat for tho battle. This
timia policy is the death rattle in the throat
of Locofoism. The party has slaughtered; '
th men who had given it vigor, and has
utKen as its standard bearer, one who, hav
ing boasted that not a dnm of Demneratir'
blood flowed in his veins, joined its ranks as
soon as success otlored a chance of prefer
ment The nomination of 1WV. Rnebannn on tbn
first thought will, to nin tvrsons out of
ten, appear as a strong nomination ; but re
flection will fast change this oppinion, as
success wun such a man, so nominated roust
be in a direct violation of every principle
which for the last twenty years has called
out tne strength ot that party.
OX Monday Lost, somewhere in Fremont
by a Tounjr ladv from the eoantrr.
A STIIX PORT IUOTIA,
ennUininir $6.00 in billn and a few othr article. Alv
Book "Laoe't Brigade in Mexico." Anr penton hartnjf
found either nt theae article- are requested to leave thetn
at the JUL'RMAL office, arceive a reaauaable reward ano
tee mam ni toe mtHr.
Fremont, June 13, 1856. 201
THE untwcriber has opened a shp In the room adjoin
insr the law offire ot B. J. Bartlett 4e Son, where be ift
man utoctu ring all kindfl of CphoUtery. Psrsoni in want
BEDS, MA TRASSES, L 0 UXGES,
kc, are renuented to call, as hi nrires will he moderate-
and work warented to give Mtinfartion.
iu. T. KAYJIOXD
Fremont, Jane 13, ISM. 20tf
AN APPRENTICE, to leam the Candy
making business. Enquire of
Fremont, Jnne 13, 1858. 20w3
ROAD NOTICE. Non-resident land
owners of tbe following dejieribed lands lying in
Sacidufikr County, Ohio, to-wit: The north-west corner of
flection niimkr twenty-two, township number fire, range
number fourteen, lying in Washington townsiiip, are here-
hv notified that there n'iU be a view on the fifth day of
July, ISoti, for tbe purpose wf locating a County Boad, as,
follows, to-wit: To coaunenre at a school house called th.
Lantz' school house, ami running east on the balf section
line of sections number twenty-one and twenty-two, till it
intersects a County Road runuing south from the Western
Reserve and Maumee road, between sections numbers
twenty-two and twenty-three, the same being in Washings
ton low asm p. r nruiont, June a, isoo. uw-
TOHN REED'S E STATE. Notice is,
J hereby given that the subscriber has been appointed
and qualified as administrator on the estate ol John Beed,
law ol anousfcy county uecea&eo.
Junel3 1S56. 20w3 JOHN SAXPSEU
A LIBERAL CASH PRICE will be paidl
for TE.V THOUSAND JIOZESS Rived
HICKORY WHIP STOCKS,
a sample of wich will be shown by calling on the subscrib
er at his shop one door east of the Sash and Blind Factory
D. R. SACKETT,
FremoDt, June 6, IS06.
II. R EMS BURG,
Grocery and Proiision Store.
First door south of the Post Office.
T which place he will keen good assortment of
of all kinds, and will sell at reasonable price.
He will alwavs hare on hand tne articles usually kept ux
a store of this kind, such as Supu-, Tea, Coffee, Totaaceo,
Pepper Spice, 4c, tc. Ale, Liquors of the best kind, aN
ways on haul 1
BLACK and YOUNG HYSON TEAS,
the best in tbe market, at 50 cents per ponnd ail
andtrvit. forsaleby H. REMSBURG.
June 2. 19t 1'irst door south of the post office.
NOTICE is hereby given that tho xk
partnership heretofore existing between the under
signed, under the Orra name of Wilson & Bowlus, was this
day dissolved by mutual consent. All accounts due the
nrm or ciaims against it wm be seiueo try k. w iisoa.
Jane 2, 1856. L. H. BOWLCS.
The marketing business will be continued by the tab
scrber, and the citizens of Fremont may be sure ot get
ting the best of meat at this market. R. WILSON
FINAL SETTLEMENT. Notice ia
hereby given, that 3. H. Russell, administrator of the
estate of Shubel Russell, deceased, has this day filed ha
accounts for the final settlement of said estate, which ac
counts ill be heard on the 21st lav of June, A. 0.. 1356,
LYMAN GKLPIN. Probate Judge.
Fremont, Jane 4, 1856. 19:3.
LAND PLASTER, just received at
BJTTS OTS. '.