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ARRIVAL OF THE CANADA.
NtW YRK, Oct. 9 The steamer Canada
from Liverpool, with Europesndules to Satur
day, the U9lh, arrived it 7$ o'clock this '
The steamship Hermann arrived out on the ,
The latest nr from the Crinea is that
Gortsrhakoff telegraphed on the 33d ult. that '
the Allies landed 20,000 men at Eupatnria 1
nd that 30.000 men were on the Russian
flank. The Allien attacked the Russian infan
try on the S'JiLof September, when the latter
On It 35th tilt., the Allies, 31,000 s'rong.
debouched from Eupntoris, and occupied the
neighboring villages on Hie left fl ink of the
The Russians were fortifying the north side
of Sevastopol and constructing new butteries I
The French were advancing the. Cavalry and
Infantry tiwards Bakshiezersi.
A fesrful tempest had orcuned at Sevasto-
pol, following by heavy rains. Sevastopol ia
to be razed, and the tinsins to be filled up-
The allies on the ltith wefe concentrating
their forces between Ualaklava and Tcherna- i
yi, stid were constantly reconnoitering.
The left wing of the ..ussian army were ac
tively preparing (or an active campaign.
Pour hundred deserters, mostly Polandcrs, !
had arrived in the allied camp.
It is reported that the demoralization of,
the Rusaian army ia complete, and such was '
the confusion from the first moment of the
assault of the allies upon Befll topol, that the
soldiers became exhausted through fatigue,,
having remained 24 hours without sustenance.
The loss of tin Russians during the bom
bardment and assault, is estimated at eighteen
The Russians continue to throw firo shells'
into Sevastopol, from the north side. Hume
of the guns sends shot entirely over theto.vn,
doing muc.li damage to the, advanced si IgO
Works of t lie allies.
A letter fr ni Berlin states tint Prince
GortsehakofT wil i shortly evacuto lit" forte on
the north side ol S tvaetopol, but Iht Russians
are still making vaet preparat'unt for a winter
Tlte Russian frensitry has received large
ttms through II r r I i n .
Tim Turkish troops ut Constantinople, in
tudffd for Asia, have been tent to Eupnt trie.
It ia reported that large bodies of French
trooos have been landed ut Bopatoria,
Despatches received from Vienna, state
that Kars is grf at ly atraiglitened for provi
sions and the garrisons arc actually subsisting
on horse flesh.
Tlte Russians h ive abandoned Bntero im.
Most of the liullic fleet is to w inter ut
Return of Dr. Kane.
New York, Oct. 11.
Dr. Kane and his party, comprising the
Arctic Expedition, irrived to-t!ay. They ere
The propellor Arctic and the bark Rebate,
of the expedition fitted out to search for ( lorn
mander Ktne, of the missing Arctic Expedi
tion, returned tins evening having Com man
der Kane and party on board. The propeller
and burk make their way north in Smith's
Bound up to latitude seventy-nine degree
and thirty minutes, whet: they were atopped ;
by ice. Working iheir way to the shore,
they discovered an Indian village, and learned
fr im the inhabitants that Dr. Kane and his
party had gone south They then returned to
Disco's Island, where they found Dr. K u in.'
ami the other expoditionlsts.
Dr. Kauo had pushed his vessel, the
Rcctif, iia far north as latitude eighty-one de
grees, whert s'to was frozen in. He remain
ed by hei all winter, Bonding to the Indian
villages for provisions. In the spring the
Prtv abandoned Jthe ship, und made their
way southward in elfdgei in Upper Navik,
troai whence they wore conveyed in a Danish
vessel to the Island of Disco, and wliero they
were found by the searching expedition.
Three ol Dr. Kane's expedition have died:
Christian Alaon, carpenter; Pierce Schubert,
cnuk; and Jefferson H iker, seaman tho re
in, in der A ero more or loss frost-bitten.
The last winter was unusually si vcre. in
the Arctic regions, and many of tho natives
perished through exposure and starvation.
No traeet whatever have been discovered
ef Sir John Franklin.
A Night Battle.
A vivid areounl ol the ar.ros'oriee of a
night battle i contained in this passage from
one of the letters of correspondent of a
London daily Journal, in the ramp btfore Se
vastopol; "For the last hour (it ii now a
juarter to eleven at night) a fortius fight has
been I aging (all a long our front, To a per
son standing in front of the Fourth division,
tho whole ol the Ruiau lines are revealed
ill successive glimpse, by burs' of red flame
and bright a'ar-lihe ll tabes ol inu-kelry, twin
klii g all over ihe black expanse between ttl
and the town, for three or four miles in length,
show that a tierce contest ia going on before
the trenches of the AUiea, Shell, each
marked by distinctive point of tire where
the fuse t lur ling, describe their terrible
eurves iu tho air, am leem to mingle with
the stars; and fiery rockets, w ith lung Mills
of drooping sp.iiks, tush like i omuls through
ths sir! Above all, the.pnli) criscnl moon
ia shining through a deep blue sky, covered
with the oonatellations of heaven. The roar
ol the cannon, the hissing of Ihe alicl'e, the
Intermitting growl of tlte muaketry, the wild
scream of the rocket, and the whizzing ol
hja) round abet, form a horrid concert'." A
terrible thing i wurlj . ag)
Tin U S. Agricultural s iciety advertise
track for the exhibition ol horse hall a mil'
in length. I the horse aio hall a utile lun
what inuil bo the length ol tin truik.
A young gent in Schenectady, Mitl'orin;
from loo strung a sensation ol tliu mori
lender feeling defines hi complaint a ui
attrack ul lsitude.
The youth that never went to school dir
ected a letter to Eunice Browin, s follow
You Ness broughu.' Didn't 1'iat ptUIWjBli
AfirTaM Ciraud Jury of Now York hav
presented he p.iblio with another batch u
iadictments ag unit a lew more of the til
eifiiciala, for uitlleasance iu effice.
fjyTbt oldest hotel in C nnecticut, an
perhaps in the United Slates, is the Eagl
Hotel ai New ffaven. It was built long bi
fore the Revulutiou, and. till the rupture wit
the mother country, baf been kept by on
1 ' 11 ,
'Good country'' "Orderly people.'1 :
In u letter to A. H. Patterson, F.sq., of
ifunsfield. Gov. Shannon says of Kansas
This is a good country, nnd in my op nion
he penplt, takes them as a whole, are more
irtlefly than they are in Ohio." We beg
mr readets to compare the foregoing remark
if Gov. Shannon's w ith the following narra
ion of life in Kansas, it fit s in so admirably
Exciting News from Kansas—The
Cut Throats Commencing their
Bloody Work—Southern Hordes.
Pouring in—Shannon Taking sides
with the Ruffians—Alarming conduct
of the U. S. Troops—Preparations
for the coming contest—Appeal
to the people of Ohio.
LEAVENWORTH. (K. T.,) Oct. 2, 1855.
Editor Morning Leader:
Murder rnle9 in Kanzas. Tho bloody plot
ihickens, and the curtain rises upon another
let of violence and outrage in thogrentJtragc
ly of Siavcry and Freenom, which is now be
ng enacted in this Territory . Another blow J
ins been struck. Blood Hows. Freedom
reels and staggers in a death grappe with
Slavery, The armed assassins from .Missouri j
have again invaded our soil, nnd, backed up
by Shannon and the usurping Legislature,
which was imposed upon us by the same law
lobs marauders, arc reveling in drunken but
short lived triumph over the honest, peaceful,
and liberty loving voters ol Kanzas.
Yesterday, the 1st of October, was, as you
tiro aware, the day appointed by that bogus,
and fraudulently elected legislature, for the
election ol a Representative in Congress from
tins Territory, Yon arc also informed that the
Free State Convention resolved to resist and
repudiate the eleetion of that Legislature.
Yet the Friends of Freedom pledged themsel
ves to commit no violence, unless compelled
to do so in self defence. They resoived to
maintain peace, good order, and obedience to
all law properly enacted, as tar as lay In their
power yet NEVER TO YIELD. They ac
cordingly staid away from !t he polls, The
Misaourians came over in armed b inds. They
have carried the election of course) and, en
couraged by the apparent non-resistence ofthe
Friends of Liberty, they rushed, in a drunkon
and riutou frtmzy, to the list extreme ol bar
barity, and capped the climax of their attocl
lie by MURDER! Yes, murder of innocent
and peaceful cititene andforwhatl For as
serting and exercising the God given right of
Heaven grant me patience to tell the talel
The enac:menl paased by this Infamous Logls-
laiiire proscribing the qualifications of voters,
declares that any nno may vote who will swear
; allegiance totho Fugitive Slave Liw, the Kan-
Itaa-Nebraska It all, and pay the sum ol one dol
lar1! S.ieh nre the evidences of citixenshi,
such, are the qualincatiuns'of voters, such is
the aelfgovernmenl which growl out ol the
Fngitivi Liw of 1850, the repeal of the Mis
souri Compromise, nnd the institution of
Squatter SoVeignly! On the day ofthe elec
tion this iimt'ey crowd ul voters, composed of
M iesaurifl ns, newly arrived Virginians, and
drunken In lians, were addressed by pro-Sla-Very
speakers from the steps of the hotel in
this place They went told that slavery was
right lor Kansas, and ihat Whitefield v is the
true representative ufSqua'ter Sovereignty,
They wont and voted, almost before the .AI-.--ouri
mud was dry upon their boots. With
rifles in their binds, knivcd in their belts,
bottles iii tbttln poabaU, sod whisky in their
belilesilhey swaggsredjaround the polls,drlnk
Ing, awoarfng and shouting in devilish glee
ami fiendish exultation over their fancied
As the day advanced and night approached,
they became moro noisy, turbulent and over
bearing. They marched through the streets
bespattered with mud, swearing, yelling,
winging. their hate, md asking, "whete are
the d d nbolitlonietel" "Let's cut the g d
d d whitu livered Yankees' throats!" At
that time one of our citizens, .Mr. Jamoe Fur
I1.IUI, was p ip ing through the streets; tit ho
passed the hotel one ol tho Missonrians, who
wore a white slouched hat, a grey coat, and u
pair of greasy corduroy punts tucked into the
top of his mud covered cowhide boota, hailed
him, and asked him to come in and vote. Mr.
F. declined. The man then asked him to
"come and drink." lie declined that invita
tion also. One of the Missonrians tSoil asked
hi ll "why he lid not vote!" Mr. F. said, "be
cause I du not consider the election legal."
"lie is one ul the g d d d Free Slate men!"
aaid the crowd, Mr. F, ul this time, seeing
I he was in bad company, started to go. But
he was too late. The crowd gathered uroiiui
him, and began to cry out "Hang linn."
"Lynth him!" "Tar and Feather tho d i
Yankee!" Mr. Furnam being u quick, power
lul man, turned round ami knocked his assail
ant down and fled. Tliey gave chase, bu
' could not overtake him, One of the deapera
do. shot at him with a rifle. The ball pieroei
his hut, hut did not hurt him, und striking i
hoime, went through the clapboard nnd killei
'a child which was playing mi the floor! Tin
mother ran out ahrteking "murder!" "help.'
The neighbors oatne to her assistance. Tin
' news spread. The Free State men armei
the.uaelvea. In the meantime another oltiiei
had been iimullei! iu the street, knocked doWl
and stabbed. Tin wai young Thomas New
man. lie died this morning. The iiiarau
' don beg in now to ho alumn d at their owl
acts. About a hundred Free Slate men, will
armed, funned ill ii h oly und inarched toward
the ii ilelj hut the Uissouriani had aeoamped
The Free State man pursued them to tin
I River, and one of lliu bloody villain has fcl
1 j cold lead.
I These are turbulent limes. We are in th
! commenoemeni ofngreal battlt. The kit
' ntiehee we have liad are but the seiutenn
j dropa belore the etorot that i approaohlng
T:ie thunders will he upon us unless the I'El)
PUS of the North rise in their might and
I to the Slavery Propagandists md their suli
, servient slave the present iidiiiiuislriitiou
T11ESE OU'l'H VtiES MUSI' CEASE!
We hope to hear the thunders ol the voice I
. the peoplttof Ohio on i!i" Ulh day of Oct'dii
I in the ears of tl eso tyrants. Arouse! Fret
. men! Slumber not while this blaik nigbl
mure of slavery rents upon the bosom ol Lit
BVtyl Awake! and ncare away tho grim done
I that haunt our real! Our hope is in YOI
I Our election i appointed lor OotobOf Bth
y the aatne day of your own. The enemy i
preparing to attack ur in larger force o
that day. A band of seienty-liva men Iroi
j Arfcansal are n .w approaching our soulhei
g border. Tho otlicer o! U. S. troop Istun
,. ed at tbU place, under instructions from heai
I, quarters, wink ut the villainies of ihe tfiafOt
I rltMi nndjrefuse to interfere w protect lit
I property and Liberty. Unless yuo rubuk
md frighten with the thunders of your just in-
llgnitlon this corrupt pro-slavery ailministrn- I
lion, we fear that our fate is sealed and this
lair land doomed forever to the black curse of i
Slavery. We call upon vou, then, in the i
name to! LIBERTY, of HUMANITY, of i
JUSTICE; for our own sake, and for the mil- I
lions who are to conic after us. Republicans
of ')hio, wo stand upon the Lcxirgton of a I
great Revolution! Our blood stains the I
green fields consecrated by our Fathers to I
Liberty! If you r.chieve victory in this con- l
test, the grea. army o four descendants will I
shout your praises down Iho long lines ol
coming generational It you waver and fail,
the clock ol Human Progress will be turned
hack a century!
We are going into tho contest next Tues
day with a determination to elect REEDER
lo Congress, and to strike a blow for freedom
that will make our enemies afraid of us here
after. Our ciuse is just. May God defend
(lov. Shannon denies having made the
EXECUTIVE OFFICE, Sept. 26,'55.
Shawnee Mission, K. T.
My Dr. Sir:
The abolition nnd snti-administralion pa
pers are busy in misrepresenting every thing
1 do or say, and imacd every thing of a po
litical character in this territory. There is
a set of men here whose sole business is and
has been Irom the first, to furnish matter to
tti n eastern press, to enable the abolitionists
to inflame the public mind ngninRt the South
and the institution of slavery. They tre
'sent out here nnd are sustainod by liostcrn
' funds, at least they are not sustained here.
! To aid in the Election of Ohio and Penn
sylvania they charge mo with making a
pro-iluvery speech in Westport, Missouri.
1 Now there is not one single word of trulli in
this charge. It is a faleohood manufactured,
probably per order, out of whole cloth.
There is really no excitement here except
what the abolitionist! themselves seem to
i ii v i io. Whitfield is running for Congress
wil hunt opposition. Reeder is running as
I the abolition candidate, but on a diy differ
ent from the one fixed by law, und conse
quently he has no opposition. There lathers
tore no 0X-citement on the subject of the
WIL ON SHANNON.
i Mr. OTKPHKH GtttsstMOER.
Col, Medary has received the following let
ter from the Governor,
EXECUTIVE OFFICE, SHAWNEE MISSION, K. T.
Sept. 26, 1855.
Mr DBAS Sik: I have this moment received
information that tliey aro circulating a charge
against me that I made a pro-slavery speech
at Westport, Missouri, on my wiiv here, -There
is not a Word of truth in this charge
: it is wholly false. In the few remarks I made
I at Westport, in reply to the welcome they
gave me, I said nothing on the subject ol sla
very: on the contrary, I remarked that was a
I question I Would m tldisnuss. Since I came
j here, on all occasions, I have left that qnes
lion where the Kansas hill leaves it to the
people to determine for themselves and I
have on till occasions so slated. This report,
no doubt, ia put in circulation to affect the
elections iu Ohio, and elsewhere. 1 hope you
Will give it, es coming from me, a prompt con
j The Kansaa Herald of the 22d, n strong
I pro-slavery p .per, notices this charge and sen
1 me right representing mo truly on this
question. I will send you a copy if 1 can
1 Ymir friend.
Col. SAMUEL MEDARY.
From the Herald of Freedom, (K. T.) Sept. 23.
A Postmaster Refusing to Circulate a
Free State Paper.
The following letter was received from tho
l'ostnnmter at Atchison, K. T , on the 15th
iiist. It has never been our fortune, prior to
I this, to receive n documonl so highly intcres
1 ting from a public otlicer, and we commend it
! to the consideration of Post master Qenerai
Campbell, as a communication worthy his at
tention, and trust he will plucn it on file in
hie department aa a gem of the kind. Mr.
Kelly is a partner of II. V. Btrlngfeliow, and
' associate editor in tho publication ol the
' 8quatttr Sovereign',
Poni Orrios, Atchison, IC. T.,)
Friday, Sept. 7, 1855. S
i lo lae rumuhw oj uu tier old oj freedom;
Mr. O. W. HiiiiU N Sin: l;y this mail I
return you five copies of your paper without
' iiuy Inscription thereon. As there is u law
now in force in tnis Territory prohibiting the
' circulation ul incendiary publications, 1 most
respectfully decline giving them a circulation,
You Will coiner a favor by keeping your rot
- ten and corrupt eflusi n from tainting the
' i pure ait oi this portion ot the Territory,
' I Two numbers of the Herald i Freedom arc
1 taken ut this offioe, and I have distributed
' them in their respective boxes, mid shall con
' ; linue to do so until I get "legal advice."
! Hoping you will comply w ith my request, I
remain VOUf obedient servant,
'j ROBERT x. KELLEY,
1 1' M , Atchison, ff, T.
' . All me papers returiiei. were variously in-
' eeribnd, tin one side of all was written
"Sent back from Atchison, K. T. Refused.'
1 On the opposite side of some was written
' "RefuseaV' on another, "Refueed tocireulate,'
4 and on another, "Necessity may bring me tc
- crime, but while 1 draw a breath I cannol
3 bo induces' to lend a band to a measure I
1 know to be suicidal to the interests of the
South. I cauu u and ii'.: not circulate tint
We have preserved all Iho marks of tin
Postmaster, and added none. To circulat,
the MereU tj fVeedoat, according m Pot
' master Ivel ey. is suicidal to the interests ol
I the South. We thank him for his cuinpli-
ment, and are tmly glad to learn that om
- humble efforts in ptiplishirg a paper an
" fraught with such consequences as to make
II an impression upon the institutions of th
r Houth il circulated. In view of these facts
'- we ask our friends in the F.ast lo aid us with
means to "circulate" the Herald. Wo art
honest in the belief that il is doing as much
" to advance the cause of freedom as any n
Itniaentality now claiming public favor, one
as such we appeal co the aiitt-blavery public
for pecamary escouragamen'..
" But lo the Postmaster. We have submit.
" ted Mr. Kelley's letter, also the inscription
on the wrapper of ih returned papers, anil
' the paper itself, lo the consideration of Poet-
master-Ooneral Campbell. It h t allows his
oliicials to decide w hat matter is "incendiary,'
i there l an end to the frecdum of the press in
0 Kanzas, if not in America.
We have written a statement of the farl
H Mr. Campbell, and preserved a copy for t
rublloatlon, which we shall give to the publir
is soon as we get his reply. The quenion .
s an impartant one to the press, and as such
ve ahull expect them to speak freely upon the 1
The papers haning no "inscription" upon
hem were tied up in a bundle, nnd directed
10 a subscriber at Atchison, who had ordered
fx copies for that week On the outside 1
:opy the subscriber's namo and Postoflir.e ad
Iress were legibly written. i
THE BELMONT CHRONICLE
It. R. COWEN, EmTon
"F.ternrtl hostility to every form of tyr
unny over the mind of Mini."
Thursday Morning, Oct, 18, 1855.
"Sacred to Ohio is Union of the
Ohio All Right!
We havo again to congratulate our friends'
on a most signal victory acquired over the'
powers of despotism. After one of the
moat hotly contested enmoaigns, victory sits
upon our banner, and freedom still lias's rest
ing place in the homes of the noble Buck
eyes. The open enemy and secret foe have
both been overthrown, nnd the Repub
lican cause is triumphs it. We felt no fears
of the result, as ngainsl the Democracy, but
then were those who, It bite they pretended j
! friendship fur our cause, and a portion of our
ticket, wr.re lighting, nost bitterly, for the
defeat of our noble lender. Confusion is
theirs they have no pan in the great victory
' which has been achieved in our State. In
summing up the killed, ifonnded and miaeing, 1
their names will be found in tho list It is
: no use for them now to :ome in and say, "wo
! are glad MediU is defeited" for they are!
not glad, but, QstonieheC at the Republican
Strength, they desire to conciliate it, and
worm themselves into its good greceti. They
are perfectly understood.
For a day or two after the election things
looked gloomy the news was unfavorable'
Reports from the large cities went to show
that Chase was defeated. The cities uil
went against him: Cincinnati, Columbus,
Cleveland, Sandusky, Zanesville but when
the lightning brought in the reports from the
rural districts the regions where liberty finds
her genial home, the scale was turned. There
the inhabitants love liberty tliey inhale it
with every breath of Iho pu-e nir they
Worship it and, thank GodiMty vole for it', i
Ohio has covered herself all over with
glory. Sisters of the coijYr,,rT! LonU at
herl Imitate her example, and advance the
great cause o!' liberty, uf humanity and ol
Gov. Shannon in Kansas.
We hail hoped that nil talk here, of Gov.
Shantum'e courae iu Kansas whs forever at
rest, and that lie would bu left to the uneuvi
able notoriety which he has acquired since
i lie became governor of that "colony of Mis
souri." lint il seems we were mistaken.
Sou e of his political friends iu Ohio, seeing
the desperate elate of things brought about
by liis Westport speech, wrote tojhiin.to send
ion mi I contradict his speech. In due course
of time, the mail brought hack letters to
"Mr. Stephen tiivs.-ingor," "Col. Samuel
Medary," and others, two ol which letters
may be found iu another column. We have
but n few words to say in relation to these
letters. In Ilia letter to Gressillger be says;
i "To ai I in the elections of t Ibio ai.d I'eunsylvanlo
thoy charge me with making a pro-alavory speech
iu westport, Missoui i "
And in the letter to Col, Mldaty, he ssys:
"This ri'inrt. no doubt, is put in circulation tc al-
led ihoaleetious iu Ohio and elsowbare.M
I Now this shows the Governor's ;eit(ire ig
norance of the Iwhi le subject. The West
I port pro-sluvery speech was never reported
' by an inie who had the sligbest interest iu
J the elections iu Ohio or Pennsylvania. It
j was reported by a Missouri gentleman, for the
St. Louis Demeernf, a protlavery paper. Ol
the attempt on the part of the (iov.'s fliends
10 disprove this speech, the St.. Louis Demo
crat speaks as follows:
"There can bu no qusstion BS to the truthfulness
I ol our report, mid that it was not only truibful, tun
' : taken dawn verbatim it litvnuiM as Bovarnor Bban-
I nun delivered it- We sent to Kansas, a our report'
ar,an accomplished aumographar, inordai io avoid
any mistakes or loaoeurevieo, and so highly have
! his reports been appreciated that ibey were not only
copied by nearly all territorial and bonier eewepa
: para, aa wall aa eatensivaly ibroofboui ibe United
Stales, but ware pronounced by lbs nwmbersol the
legislature thamsalvra far more autlitiiuiciliau any
others which wire published."
So that part of the subject has its quietus.
I But this is not all. A writer in the last week's
Uazett? enters the arena as tho champion
knight of the absent (Jovernor. With his
visor but half way up, we can nevertheless
. discover that be ia no less a personage than
Samuel M. AWty, Speaking of us, and
our remarks in reference to the Governor in
Kansas, he says:
' Nothing belter could ho expected from him, judjr
iiiK In. hi his aajmaSfafl noma true to the instincts
i of Us nature, and obsequious to tho akldiiuj ol bis
superiors ee the Southern Slavs t ) the will of his
I Oh, .Samuel, we cry, not peccavi hut wu's
erecordia ! Have mercy on us. That charge
is worn out, Sa uuel, it won't wil . liven the
"tender mercies" of the Gazette mau have
given it up.
If the Governor felt so indignant at the
report of bis speech as it first appeared, why
did lie nut contradict it at mice, and r.ot wait
for six weeks befere he said a word about it!
Hut, Samuel quotes from the Kansas Herald
0 show that Shstinon never tnstlc the speech;
let him quote from the "Squatter Sovereign." c
n reference ;o the same speech. Let him v
Uote from the Westport paper. Let him
tiiotn from any of the papers in the neighbor- I
loot! of Westport. t
But, says Sutnuel, "ho is represented as
andnrsing nil the nets of Kansas Legislature. ,
This lie did not do." Well, all we know ,
iboot it ia that Mr. Grcssinger published ,
what he said was ci rrect -eport of Shan- ' ,
non's speech in which occurred the fallowing ! t
"Your Legislative Assembly, that has just nd- i
loUriMO, has provided B code o I laws lor the Terri
tory, li i my duty as nil Etecutlva ontosi mid the i
iuty of every good oitlien, lo abide those laws so
long as they remain in Inrce. To maintain the '
Conatltuuon oi the United states; the organic law
if the Territoryt and the laws passed by tho Lcnis
lative Assembly, in conformity thereto, is nn colt i
Uiiii'Mi Imposed on tue by oath ot odice as well as hy
the duly lowe. to the Territory as a citizen, in com- 1
mon with others."
If that docs not "endorse the acts of the
Kunsas legislature" the English language
docs not furnish woids to do so.
Again, Samuel, with his characteristic bit
terness, calls this speech "an abolition DUO-
bear." We defy Samuel to furnish n report!,
of that speech written for an abolition paper! 1
But Samuel waxes eloquent; hear him:
"Now this is a clincher, coming from the
reliable source it does, a "strong jpro-slavery
paper," aid must be considered disinterested
testimony. It crushes the life b!ood out of
the abolition BUOBBAH, got up by the min
ions of the "Emigrant Aid Society," clothed
with supernatural hoirors, and paraded thro'
the country to frighten the timid nnd time
serving into the support of their sectional
nnd revolutl mary schemes and brands with
eternal infamy the hireling 0alumniators,Who
have nocked to Kansas to disturb the peace !
of its citizens and misrepresent 'the senti-!
mcnts ol tho newly-appointed Gov., before
he luiti set his lout upon the soil of Kansas.''
Phoebus! what a dizzy flight!
Don't, Samuel you might hurt the Emi
grant Aid Society's feelings!
But, seriously, We will be pleased to lenrn
that Gov. Shannon never made the Westport
speech, and will glaaly publish all evidence
for or against. As the mnttet at present
stands the weight of eyid?nce is against the
Governor, and here is a little more of the
The Si. Louis Demo-rat publishes Shannon's
letter to (Jul. Medary, nnd makes the follow
"We have no disposition, as we havo til
ready stated, to put words in (J iv. Shannon's
inoulli that he did not utter; and although we
are assured by our reporter that ihe speech as
beloro given by us wis correct, yet we afford
the (Jovernor the benefit of his own denial to
which he is certainly ei titlcd. We shall
forthwith take measuree to have the matter
thoroughly investigated at Westport, snd
shall then either present the proofs or with
draw the statement."
The Kansas correspondent of this same
p'aper, who reported Shannon's speech, hear
ing that its authenticity had been denied
wrote to the Democrat as follows:
'I not ced in the Republican, of October
1st, thut Mr. 'II, C, P,' its Westport corre
spondent, alleges that my report of Gov.
Shannon's speech is incorrect. I am glad of
this denial. As soon as I arrive at Westpcrt
2 shall send you prools which, I have no dot. lit
Will set this uiniter at rest, and prevent thu
Governor, the Union, or Journal of Com
merce from denying or 'suspecting' the ac
curacy of any ol my subsequent reports, I
was waiting for an official, or semi-official
denial uf my St momenta before I advanced
my proofs. At present 1 will merely el-ate,
from my own personal knowledge that .
(3, '.' did not hear one tylloble of Governor
Shannon's ipeeck, and was not even in the city
for at least half an hour after its conclusion;
und that ii ly report ol it was read in manu
script by .several of thejntost ultra pro-slavery
citizens ol Westport, Si pronounced correct.''
The Governor's friends, Samuel, in par
ticular, will bear in mind that they have to
deal with men in thie matter, and men too,
who aay nothing but what they nre willing
j to stand up to. The Gov. is in a tight place
ami further reveletione will be looked for
1 with interest.
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A New Volume.
We last week commenced upon the eiuhth
volume of ihe Chronicle, anil we are glad
lo bo able to elate that our list is larger, and
our prospects more flattering than ever be
fore. We cannot but feel grateful for the
liberal support of our friends, but while doing
so we are reminded that there are a number
who have never paid us cne cent in all the
aseM yeatrt. We think it is hut a Bimple act
of justice to usk those who know themselves
to be in arrears to come up and settle. In a
week or two we will make out the accounts
of persons who aro more than a year in our
debt, and forward their, to Jlheir address. It
is time our books were squared, and we shall
make an early sffort lo have it doue.
(-A. J. Van Vokheb retires from the
Athens Messenger, and is succeeded by G.
S. Welsh. We are sorry to lose Bro. Van
Vorhes from the corps editorial, as he was a
talented and worthy member. May succeas
attend him. We offer our (r the in
coming editor, und wish him success among
iho noble Republicans ol Old Athens.
The Virginia Iron Works.
Our friend Dr. H. HOLMWJtTi ot uie nrm
if jMitfi llolloway, Si Co., tit Benwood, Vn.,
vas present at the lair last week with some
pecimens of nails, made at the Virginia
Works, which wcro considered, by all who
aw them, as being of tho best quality.
I'hey nre smoothly, and regularly finished,
md mndo of tho beat matotial. They are
low ai our office where they may be examin
;d. Being always interested in western
uanufactures we made inquiry, and learned
he following facts in reference to the ca
pacity nnd extent of the establishment. j
riiere are over 200 hands employed con- j
ttautly, making, weekly, from 1600 to 2000 ,
tegs of nails, of various 6izes. The entire
expense of the establishment, including coal,
:.re, labor, &.c, ranges from 1)1500 to 81800
svery week. The nails made in the Virginia
Works command the highest price in market,
nnd always find ready sale.
One of the most commendable features in
Lhe economy of this firm is the jcrection of
dwelling houses for tho accommodation of
their employees. They have, already, CO
dwellings erected for thisjpurpose.which.as the
Works have not been in operation quite three
years, is doing admirably ,and gives unmistak
able evidence of prosperity arising from good
management. Such establishments are the
life of a State, and a country, as they nre the
principal sources of our wealth, and power.
When wo manufacture at home every thing
necessary to our support as a people, then,
nnd not until then will we be truly indepen
dent. But while we mustl drown out the
furnace fires in factories at our doors, nnd
send to England for their pauper labor to
build our railroads, and other improvements,
we cannot look for that feeling of pride in
our country and her resources, which real in
depencler.ee always engenders.
The following table of majorities, though
not official, may be taken as about correct
in the aggregate. We will complete and
correct il aa soon as possible.
Counties. Chase Medill Trimble
airfield 17 a
I, li'crson 800
Madison 127 100
Mi iirs 477
ih ohland loo
Si neoa 400
Vim Wert 331
Way no 300
The Senate stands 28 Republicans, and '
LocofoOOB, The House stands 80 Repub
lieane, and 31 I. Included iu tin
count uie two districts ol tho North Wes
yet in doubt, which are given to the Locos
(.'base's majority cannot fall far short c
20,000. Trimble's vote will not be rnuc
over 20,000 in tho State.
Hy reason of a fusion in Pennsylvania, be
' tween the Nebraska Democrats, the Auti
Know Nothings, und the Liquor League, o
antUprohibitioniatt, the Republican move
ment has been defeated by about 20,000.
The Democracy think fusion all right whe
other parties fust with them, but when th
boot iB un the other leg, as in Ohio, an
parties fuse to overthrow corruption and ir
capacity, it is a fearfui thing, and if they ar
to be believed, will result in a dissolution (
Ihe Union. Let tho Republican party (
Pennsylvania take heart, and another ele
lion will find them victorious.
California Elf.ctioh Tho election i
I California has resulted in an American vicl
ory. Johnson, the American candidate fr
I Governor, is elected over Bigler, (democrat
by 4000 msjorily.
Indiana Election. Returns from Ihi
s'ate show a heavy decrease in the Repub
lican vote from last year, owing to the coin
parative unimportance of the electifn, tori
being only county officers to be elected.
The returns from the whole State are not ii
sufficient to enab.e us to judge of the result
Dieo Noblv. Dr. R. M. Berry, of Mem
' phis, Tenn., who died at Portsmouth, Va.
! was'on his way lo the Crimea when ths
epioemic broke out in Virginis, and his bu
! manity led him to turn aside from his propos.
ed journey and aid the sick. He waa a vie
I lim to his philnthrony; but died nobly.
A Cau to fitt PniMC-Thn under- ,
signed who have 1 11 doing business hereto- V
lore under lhe linn name of JOHNSON,
ANDBR80M ot co , have been forced Into a H
hopelessly insolvent state of liquidation. M
The Immediate precipitating cniiso Ol this B
catastrophe was lhe wholly unexpected and
untoward even! of the election of SALMON W
p CHASE AS GOVERNOR OF THE !
STATE OF OHIO. FPJ
Our business has been of tho most double 1 I
character, embracing, numerous and divers I I I
dark ramifications. We have been active in i I
our operations and untiring in our energies, if I
but Of no avail. I
Tho Intal moment has come, nnd perhaps I
it would be ns well hero to say, that many of I
our most ubservnnt nnd shrewd friends have 1
advised us that we could not have held out 1
much longer at any rate. As wo nre irrevo-
cably laid on the shelf for all time, wo beg of
the cold world to bear with us in this our B
hour of agony. S
Cincinnati, October, 1855.
JUDGE WILLIAM JOHNSON,
MA. Ware, ( M
Mn. Norton, $ Esquires. 9
DAILY EVENING TIMES,
LANTERN & Co.
Wear Your Beards.
The following paragraph is a strong argu- f
ment in favor o! men wearing their beards
at least upon their glands and throat:
The New York Observer says the officera
and crew of the North Sur, Arctic ship.now
in Shecrness, have suffered Uie privation of
: two winters, of sixionthB each, total dark- ' V
I ness, with the thermometer 86 below tho
I freezing point. They have been without a
' single human being to associate with except
j their oven little company for a period, of two
j years nnd a half. Duri'ig the whole period
j the olficers and crew ceased to uso a razor, 5
merely scissors cutting and Irimming their
faces and heads and there has not been one
solitary case of ulcerated or sore throat among Aj
them. Until Within a week, the razor was X
only known by name in the ship, and strange B
to say, immediately after the faces lost their ok
warm clothing several found that the cold rH
look effect on their throats. Not a single 9
j man or otlicer has been lost from sickness. m
Holloway's t 'int.iif.nt and tills, cer
tain remedies for Rheumatism. Henry Fool,
Bged 69, of Natchez, Mississippi, was a se
vere sufferer Irom this complaint, and tried a
number of reputed remedies, hoping thay
would benefit htm, but ho becume so bnd at 1
last, as to be entirely confined to his bed, and 4
be was unable to move either hand or foot.
While he w in thla horrible condition, a : -
friend brought him a quantity of Hotloway'a 1 '
Ointment and Pills, which he immediately
commenced to use, he soon found himself
gradually improved by them, and hy persever
ing with them for eleven weeks, he was en
tirely cured, and has since enjoyed the best of
health. . 1
Chicago. Oct. 15. Judge Thomas Clingman
ol Carroll county, Missouri, was murdered on
the 9th l y 11 field slave. The murderer waa
Immediately eieaed by the neighbors, who
lynched him on the spot.
St. Louis, Oct. 15. Advices from Kansas
state that the election on the 2nd W as con- a
trolled by non-resident Missonrians. The fer- JB
ry boats were plying to and fro during the M
For the Chronicle.
Mrs Tirza A. Ramsey, widow of Dr. W.
H. Ramsey, and youngest daughter of the
Hon. Benj Ruggles, departed this life on the
i!tith ult., in lhe 3'lth year of iter age, at ihe
residence of her father.
The deceased was truly nmiuble Jin all the
relutiocs of life, as a daughter, a wife, a
mother, sister, u friend. Never have we
known any one who was more conscientious
in trying to walk uprightly before God and
man. She received her first religious im
pressions in the JSabbath School connected
with the Presbyterian church in this place,
in which she was for several years a very
useful and much beloved teacher. She unit
ed with the church when the Rev. Joseph
Smith, D, D, was its Paster, and ins for
many years been a worthy and exemplary
member- During the last years of her life
j I she was a very (great sufferer; having a
i disease which baffled all 'medical skill, and
' I from whose agonising pains she received no
s j relief but w hat wus produceii by the influence
1 1 of Morphine, when greatly paineti 6he would
: sometimes say '0 tny dear Savior let me
. I gently down IO lhe grave." But sho bore
all her sull'erirgs with patience Si submission
1 to the will o! God.
The death ol ho - husband last wfnter near
New Orleans whec he had gone for his
health, coming upon her suddenly and un
1 axpeetedly Wai a very severe shock upon her
I delicate constitution, and doubtless haitened ,
her dissolution. But her pains und lours are
r 1 now all over. The Saviour in whom she
-' trusted for salvation, and to , horn she looked
- j an.t prayed to come and take her home, haa
. I taken ber to himself. '! wonder"., she said
! "why he dont come and take me!" Your
8 I mansion is not yet ready," said one, "and
I you ure not ready for it" "yes," sl e said, "I
1- dreum almost every night thut my mansion is
e not yet ready but 1 long to have him come."
J Her experience upun her death bed waa
I not uniform, sometimrs a cloud was upon her
: ! mind, and at other limes all was bright, she
'" lamented that she hud not done more for
Christ when in health, "und said if she had
to live her lile over again she would try and"
n live a more holy life."
Her remains at Iter own request we;e taken
lo Muunt Vernon and buried beside her hua
r bund. She has left behind her just one child
) a very annble and interesting little boy, jwho
has lost both his parents in the short space
of eight months, God, Jwo hope, Will be a
father to bin.
However painful it is to pan with dear
friends yet it must be some consolation to
her friends, and especially to her parente
(who saw her suffer so much and who nursed
" her with the greatest tenderness and care) to
1 know thut she is now free from all her suf
. ferings, and forever with the Lord iu the.
"Where 110 thorn the foot e'er pierces
W lere the heart ne'er heaves a sigh
Where in white we'll walk wi.hJesus," j
All our loved companions by. ( 1
And iu reach it, will be a privilege to die."'