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The last rajs of tho Getting turn were
melting away as aunt Harriet and Mrs.
Hussel were seated together in the little
parlor, talking of olden times, when a car
riage drovo up to the gate. A inauly form
was scon hurrying up the gravel walk,
there was a nuick rap on the door, and he
inquired for Mrs. Hussel.
" My husband ! oh, my husband !" and
she rushed to the door and threw herself
into his arms. lie strained her to h:s
heart, and pressed Lis lips on her pale
" Will you forgive my uukindncss, dear
Eleanor? I have heard what an angel
you have been. IIow foolish I was to
doubt your love I Can you forgive me ?"
" Yes, I have learned that lesson," and
she smiled through glad tears of joy as
he eaid, " will you forgive me ?"
"I have, deircst one, a thousand time?.
I am now wealthy, and we will be so hap
py my wife and children."
The Atlantic kSub-Mtuluc tabic.
Considerable uneasiucss is felt about the
puceess of this enterprise. The fleet has
at last been heard from, however, which,
under the circumstances, gives hope of
success. A vessel (the Blue Jacket, from
Liverpool,) arrived on Monday, at St.
John's, N. F., reports seeing the vessels
on the 124th of June, but, as the captain
had no codo of signals, he could nut com
municate with them, though signals were
make to Uim irom ttlO IlCCt. IlllS IS pro-
Voking. The fleet were then fourteen !
days at sea, and the latitude and loncM- j
i o. y.) . x i .,
tilde (51,32 north, SI W-t) show them j
not to have been far from mid ocean, and, .
therefore, near the place appointed for !
,. . i, t . mi i i!
splicing the cable. It will be remembered .
l m t i i'. i : l.i
mat me arrangement oeiore icaviug Eng
land was, that the wire should be uuited iu
1st. 52 U2, long. 33 IS, and it was ex
pected that operations for depositing it in
its watery bed would commence about tho
20th of Jaoe that is to say, four days
before the fleet was fallen in with by the
Blue Jacket. The weather, as we have
seen from the reports of about every vest-el
crossing their track, has been nnything
but favorable for the work, and so a libe
ral allowance must be mado for delays aud
miscellaneous incident under these cir
cumstances to the nature of an enterprise
which is, after all, but a magnificent ex
periment. Nineteen days have thus elapsed since
the Blue Jacket passwd the vessels, in or
near mid oceau. If it took them fourteen
to get there, it is but reasonable to allow
them, nay twenty days or more, to work
their way back to the opposite shores
their speed being necessarily much reduc-
ed under the pioccss of TjinK out the
vabli. If everything goes on well, then
aud if this calculation holds good it
Will be time enough to expect the arrival
or mo Niagara at innity 13a v tnc last ot !
.....1. 4 . 1 1
mw nicii ui .us iiih pall 01 next. VUf.l
if from bad weather, the commencement
of operations after they arrived at thc spot j
was uoiayeu, me ume or tne arrival may
be still later. It must be recollected that
the fleet were to go to the rendezvous
under sail and not under Kteam. A steam
er under sail is not less liable to be baffled
by wind and weather thau a properly rig
ged ship, and it has never been tho cus
tom to count with precision or certainty
upon the hour or day that a ship will1
complete a sea voyage of voyage of litteen
huudred miles Orders were given to the !
respective commanders ot tho fleet ot the
r 11 I-i ;i 1 111 1
following tencr : 11 thc cable should break
after a certain length (250 miles) had
been mid out. it was to be reunited alter i
recovering as much us possible; and if
tiuc.i breakage occurred alter more than
that length had been laid from each fchip,
and b if fore soundings of two hundred
fathoms were readied, the eftbits should
be abandoned and the ships should return
to Queenstoirn for orders. Jn the latter
contingency wo shall have to vait some
time for information.
Kin very iu ?Iisouii.
An agitation is in progress all over Mis
souri, 011 the question of muking that a
tree State. The maiu argument of the
pro-shivery party against it, is that ad
vanced by the St. .Louis Kepublican, to
the effect that it would cost to much to
pay for the freedom of the biases. To
this tho Ht. Louis Democrat replies that
it is not necessary to pay tor them, and it
proceeds to show by statistics how the in
erease of free emigration carries with it
the natural dimiuuliou of thc slaves, by
tho following counties :
Census of 1M1.
Ccnvis of 1856.
.;'.:, 1 40
Wain's. 6 .ivuc:.
Oasconade, -13'J'i J01
St. rruncoi.?, l'.'s: ln.'l
Cole, 5771 1;J7
Thc Democrat also points to t. Louis,
5t. Chanes, Osage, llarrison, Crawford,
aud twenty other rounties, in which sla
very is la.-t disappearing. It is a inu
curious fact that, these counties are mo.-t-ly
in the middle and sontnein .sections ol
tv: State. Of tlioe we havr. named,
t. 1juis, ?t. Lharle, Usane, Cole, tia5
coiude, and iil. Iranvois, li aljug tlie
.dissouri river fro.n its mouth to t io ecu
ol the State. A P.-w y-ars ago this
..rv saiuo river was intested !v iawh'.-s
uauuiin, who reiusca to permit live emi-; Ic t,uluicr vi jv1)Ui;ir fcovt.iei-nty. Jiut
ration by that channel to Kai.yis. It, ... ,, . .
M'fins that, like tho d Lie :,:,;.. 1
grapmg at a nlj iJow th.y h.ive, i-t j
Wjut Nkxt? A patent has been i.v
sujd for an impmetm nl 011 kiit hoops.
Not being up in those tiling, we cannot
explain in wiiat particular tne new article
is an improvement uu Iwruior ritWls, but
wj give the tqiccitieution of t:e patentee,
which will probdtiv bo all plain to the
j-iri t cuciivlcd, though it is all Giv k to
u. He uiaiiii ' lac peculiar foniniiou
ot a slide, nudv of I'l-O' or "tn r jnjdal.: ;
!so the securing the hoop to tue perpju-
dl.Mil ir strap., an J the furnnti-m of a L"i-
1 ; , .1
tie or corn km tc-1 t:o 1 eu the u r '
bop ju the !:'.;, vM'i Airl." , l'
TRUE NORTHERNER. -
T. R. HARRISON, trifljr-
orriciAL pa r i-n of the county.
FRIDAY, .1 ULY 2.1, 1 858.
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Heimbli'un Ntnte Convention,
A Republican State Convention, for tho nomina
tion of tftate Officers, will bo held at the City of
Detroit, on Thursday, August llUh next, at 12
Kach eounty will be entitled to two Delegates
for each Senator and Keprcscrtative in thw State
Legislature. Where two or more counties are uni
ted in one Senatorial District, tho twn counties
having tho largest population will each bo enti
tled to one Senatorial Delegate.
K.ich organized county having no representative
will bo eutitlcd to one delegate.
J. M. EPMVxna, W. W. Mi urnv.
M. 11. Mii.es, MAnsn (Jinnixo.s.
KrucxB rmsoLr, Cn.vs. T. Uoiuum.
James Si.'ixiav.v, 11. K. Thou bkmhik.
J. J. Newell. State Central Committee.
Detroit, Juno 2IM.
Ilcpublicnu County Convention,
A Republican County Convention will bo held
at the Court House in Paw Taw, on Saturday the
11th day of August next, for the purpose of
t,iccting delegates to the Stale Convention tole
held at Detroit, Aug. VMh, and to the Senatorial
and Congressional Convention.; and for uch otlur
bu.-inesj as may come before the meeting,
A:.uc, a ,. A,ltwuT,, : Arlington. 1; Wooin-
-I ; V:Mirr. : '"U;r.iVu'.
iUvutur, i ;
Dr.ield. 2: Wvu. i; Hamilton. : Ihjrtiy
Keeler, b Lufavettc. S: Lawrtin o, 1 ; 1'uiU
1inc 0rov ;, . uth n.dyeil 2; Wuveiiy, z.
rtf. ! 1. :i;
tor, 1 ;
NELSON I! OWn,
S. II. JlLACKMAX.
Hep. Co. Committee.
My article on the mutations of the
Democratic party, in the Northerner of
July 9th, signed " B," Ins called out a
very spirited rejoinder, (not a rply,) from
the correspondent " II" of the Taw Taw
Free Fress in the issue of July 12th.
After a little seeonddiand slang about
my being "spewed out of the democratic
party," (which I can easily forgive, as he
is entirely dt pendent on offe rs, not rtry
reliable, for his information,) he asserts
that " my statement of the principles of
thc jcm0Cratic partv, are recklessly, if
. r , ,, T. . .
not Wllfull' fulsC' U IS ver cas to
say Hiat a thing is false, but it is not al-
'ways quite so cay to prow it. And as
i n" has not altr.vptt'l the latter, I deem
, , A. ..,1
a retilv to his assertion unnoecs.sarv until
he can point out irfu-ra'n my statement
was not true, and offer some proof of the
uamc. And I would respectfully invite
to him, thc task of making good his sweep
In that article I stated that ' tl 0 right
of thc people to determine their own in
stitutions v hrn th'n v(ime to force a State
Constitution, was not an issue let wen thr
parties iu the last campaign." This he
Ululertakes to ouote, and "thinks it will
x . , , 1 4i 1 . . .
astonish our readers ; but he leaves out the
onh "between the parties; making
it read, " was not an issue in the la t
campaign;" which, although it may not
materially change thc sense when rightly
understood, is still calculated to convey a
very different impression when discon
nected with thc sentence that immediate
ly follows; which is that " the Republi
cans never den.cd that doctrine." As
quoted by him, it might be taken by some,
to mean that, that subject was not tolkut
about by either of thc parties. Now, al
though one party might have atlirmcU
that doctrine, yet if tho other party did
not deny it, it was not an issue between
the parties. Aud if 11" cati And any
dv-nuiJ ot that principle iu the Republican
1'iutlorm, or iu tuu resolutious ol their
eonveuliouM, let him produce it.
But tlie deinoeiatic 1'latfoim does not
ajirm that doctrine. It fcimply reeogui
zes the light of tho people ol the territo
ries, when tho number of lh'j;r inhabit
auts justifies it, to form a constitution,
it'iti, or without lan rii' and be admit
ted into thc union 011 an eual footing
with the other states, etc. 'Ao detcimiue
their own institution, and to determiuc
simply in regard to tho one institution of
.slavery, are two veiy tliUerent proposi
tions. Aud how can any one pretend
that the former wjs "an iue between
the parties," il there wha no distinct ai
hrmatioii, or denial of it by either party.
ile seems alarmed lor ltar that tho llc
publieuus are going to steal t he? democrat-
I cauiiot see why they should t-M paiticu.j
hau virtually a'indomd it, ji.s J.
j intend to show before 1 get through with
this disciissio)). But lhy in (d have no
tears about it; for the 1'opul.ir Sover
eignty that we believe in, is a very dilicr-
.... : 1 . r. .1 1 . ..
e.ua.uce, uom uu.r. 11 is something
more an-.l oeiivi than siaiply ami exclu
sively " rijf'f to hold tlaic; which is
! tint the Popular Socreiguty of the
Kan; r Nebia;ka Bill amouuta to, Diesi.! a ,!.,,::.,.;
( ,knt i?3,han,m Um,olf L,ing iude. i'cr I w,e.:An :
. . t. . , , , samiJ tC&SiOn, 11
l;r "vjifit.Miis that Mia rill uuiraatcci to L-
('! iu ;! 'pting their constitution,
the submission of nothing but the ques
tion of slavery.
But " II" proceeds to propound to me
quite a number of intci rogatories, which
ho seems to think, show an inconsistency
in myself and other individuals who have
left thc democratic party, aud requests
me to answer them; expressing a willing
ness also on his part to reciprocate by an
swering any that I may propound. This
appears very fair, and I am disposed to
accept the proposition. But his ques
tions are put with such a want of arrange
ment and perspicuity, that I shall not
tako them all up in thc same' order in
which they are propounded ; and as seve
ral questions aro grouped into one, in
several instances, I shall be uridcr neces
sity of considering several of them to
gether. He asks how I reconcile the position I
am "tryiug" to assume, with thc Repub
lican platform of 18;jG?
As this question is rather ruyur, I au
.swer it by saying that I can f nd nothing
iu tho Platform referred to, inconsiOent
with thc position that I am trying to as
sume, or that needs reconciling therewith.
If you can, will you be so good as to joint
The Next question that I hall take up
is the following :
"Did not you in concert with many
others, who aro now recognized as leaders
of tho Black Republicau party of this
State, in 18 IS, support Gen. Cass, and
the doctrine of thc Nicholson Letter?"
As the answer to this question will in
volve, in a considerable degree, thc an
swers to several of thc others, I shall en
deavor to answer it pretty fully. But be
fore I proceed I wish to remark that the
questions, which are designed to show the
inconsistency of myself, and others, as in
dividuals, if they should show it ever so
successfully, would not show that the Re
publican party had changed ; nor would
it relieve the democratic party from the
fact of having undergone thc mutations
which I ascribed to them in my former
article. And it would not place us in
worse po-ition than mo;-,t of the present
democratic leaders; for even Douglas
Rigler and Buchanan de.-ircd the benefit
of "a statute of limitation." for their po
litical acts; whereas I think it will be
fjund that 1 and my associates will not
bo under the lieee -ity of pleading a stat
ute of limitations.
The : bove interrogatory embodies two
ditinet questions. To the first ehai. e
" Did you not, iu 181$ support (Jcu.
Cass ?" I answer, Vi s.
To the latter clause 44 Did you not in
184., suppt rt the doctrine of the Nichol
son Letter?" 1 answer, No.
These are my answers; Now for the
In 181, the democratic party "'of this
State," ami of the other northern States,
did not maintain the doctrine of the Nich
olson Letter. On the contrary, they were
at that time, by their acts, and by the
resolutions passed at their conventions,
and by the public avowals of their lead
ing men, committed to a doctrine in
direct conflict with the doctrine of that
letter, namely the very doctrine now advo
cated by the Republican party; That Con
gress has thc right to prohibit slavery in
thc territories, ami that it is expedient for
them to do so; while Gen. Cass was al
mostjthc only, if not in fact the only prom
incut man among them that proclaimed
thc doctrine of that letter. But, as Gen.
Cass had received the nomination of thc
party, they chose to support him, notwith
standing the difference of views in this
particular, rather than to abandon their
party and support tho opposing candidate.
To prove this statement I shall refer,
first to the opinions advanced by seme of
their leading man; and next, to resolu
tions and public acts of their conventions
and legislative bodies.
Thc Hon. Charles K. Stuart was in 1848
thc democratic candidate for representa
tive iu Congress from this dUtnct. in a
letter written by him in Oct., 1817, he
avowed tho following sentiments :
44 So lar as the slave states have lights
44 under the constitution, they should, iu
44 my opinion, be held inviol .te. But in the
44 organization of territorial governments
"subject 1 think w-.. h;ive';
rifchi to act, and I also think that the
tiuj spirit of Philanthroi.v in -iM
-hi our niicTcsr, require every good eiti
4 zen to act in f':vnr nf lil. "
zeu to act in favor of liberty
Mr. Stuart has never siuee repudiated
the doctrine of that letter; and iu 184'J
he made au able speech in Congress in
. favor (jf hc Wi,mot p.
Hen. Bobert McClelland a democratic
member of Congress, fire-in another district
u inio , u-j muvi u luemueroi 1 lerce a
also made a 6pecch, at the
in favor of the tain doc-
ttovctner Hansom, dcruorratic governor
" whether out ot our present possession or
"such as we may hertafter acquire, a pro
" vision oughUti my opinion, to be incor
"porated prohibiting sl.iverv. I'nnn thi
of this State, in his annual Message in
1811), took strong ground iu favor of tho
But, to show that this was not merely
thc sentiment of a few individuals, but
was really the profescd doctrine of the
party, we will next refer to some of their
As a sample of the resolutions passed
at some of the democratic County Conven
tions, we give thc following, passed by the
democratic County Convention of Monroe
county, in 1819.
" AYWia, That we are iu favor of the
" Jt-fftrson Ordiuauce of 1787 that we
"sanction the action of the past adminis
tration of James K. Polk, m excluding
11 xfai'c ry from the (Jrcyon Territory, aud
" that we are in favor of using all consti
" tutional means to prevent slavery from
' being introduced, or extended, into the
" free territories of tho United States."
They " supported G en. Cass in 1848;
but they don't seem to have adopted the
doctrine of thc Nicholson Letter. Were
they inconsistent ?
In Washtenaw County thc same year,
they resolved as follows :
" IicsolceJ, That we arc decidedly op
i( posed to the further extension of slavery
within the territories of the United
"States, but wc arc not in favor ot ina
44 king opposition to, or advocacy of such
44 extension, a political test."
In both Wayne ciinty and Oakland
cminty they passed resolutions againt
making individual opinions on the slavery
question a political test. So it secm3 that
they did not think that by voting for
Gen. Cass they adopted thc doctrine of
the Nicholson Letter.
But the foregoing are only the express
ion of County Conventions. The follow
ing was passed at the democratic State
Convention held at Jackson, Sept. 10th,
1841), of which lion. Samuel Clark was
president, and Wilbur F. Story, present
Editor of the Detroit Free Fress, was a
member of thc committee on resolutions.
"Resolved, That we are opposed to thc
44 extension of slavery in thc Territories of
"New Mexico and California, belieriinj
44 ' In be iif.w free, in cirttie of the
44 fates of Mexico, and that its establish
44 ment in either of tlic.e territories occur
44 to nr: iin;vi;.Ti:i.
In 1847, the democratic. Legislature of;
this State passed the following joint reso-
.,1: 1 , 1 c i n c
luton which mav be found in the N.syjoii i
Law of that ;a
JtcstJc. d, That in the acquisition of
"any new territory, whether by purchase,
"conquest or otherwise, wo deem it the
44 duty of the yen era yr-rninrnt to cx
" tend over the same the ordinance ot
" 1787, with all its ri:;hts, privileges and
But, if any thing more is required to
prove that the democratic party of this
State did not support the doctrine of the
Nicholson Letter in 1848, although thev
did support Gen. C;tss personally, I think
the following ought to settle the question
In 1818, M the santf ijertinn at which
the dnnoeracy of Michigan voted for Gen.
('ass, they elected :i State legislature.
That legislature was so thoroughly demo
cratic that it was said of it that thc oppo
sition had not a corporal's guard. There
was not much, if any, over a dozen mem
bers of the opposition in both branches.
And it cannot be denied, that, coining
from all the different parts of thc State,
they represented, and were the fair expo
nents of tho democratic sentiment thro'
out thc State at that time.
And yet that legislature parsed the fol
lowing joint resolutions by an overwhelm
ing majority. They may be found in thc
Session Laws of 1840.
44 H solved, That we are in favor of thc
" fundamental principles of thc Ordinance
44 of 1787 and although we respect the
44 opinion of many eminent statesmen and
44 jurists, that slavery is a mere local insti
44 tution which cannot exist without posi
44 tive laws authorizing its existence yet
'MVK HKLIKVK THAT CoNORESS HAS THE
"rowEit, AND THAT IT IS THEIR
44 DUTY to rnoniniT nv i.eoislative
44 enactment, thc introduction or exist
ence of slavery within any of the terri
44 tories of the United States, now or hcrc
44 after to be acquired."
l' Res'dcedy That our Senators iu Con
"gress be instructed, and our Uopre.senta
44 tives requeste 1 to use all honorable
44 means to accomplish the object rspress
44 cd in the foregoing resolution, and that
44 the Governor of this State be requested
44 to forward copies of these resolutions to
44 our Senators and Beprescntativcs in
But this .sentiment was not conSntd to
! h.. il.ninrr:uv nf thU St:it. Simlnr r.art.
, . v 1,
immns ro ino aoo. c ere passeu ny tnera,
in all or nearly all of tho Northern States.
I might go on and fill up this paper with
extracts and quotations similar to those
above, passed by democratic assemblies, or
put forth by prominent democratic state?
m:n. But fpaee will not permit, neither
is it necessary.
Tha space allotted me will not allow me
to answer all your questions this week,
but they will be attended tc in due time.
In the meantime I proposo a few ques
tions to you on th points that I hare al
lu 1c 1 t.
Did not thc Democracy of this State
support Gen. Cass in 1848 ?
Did they, at that time, sustain the doc
trine of Squatter Sovereignty, as expound
ed in the Nicholson Letter ?
Can you find anything in tho Republi
can Platform of 1850, denying to the peo
ple of the territories the right to determine
their own institutions when they come to
form a State constitution '!
Did not the doctrine of Popular Sov
eignty, as expounded in the Nicholson
Letter, and the Nebraska Bill; and as
proclaimed by thc journals aud oratora of
thc Democratic party from 1854 to 1850,
declare that the people of the territories
iu their Territorial capacity have the right
and the power to determine whether sla
very shall exist amoug them or not?
Have they not since repudiated that
doctrine, and now declare that the people
of the territories have no right to prohibit
or prevent thc existence of slavery among
Did not they hold the doctrine in IS 19
and 1850, that the Territories of New
Mexico and Utah were free territories, and
that slavery was effectually prohibited
therein by force of the existing Mexican
Do they not now declare that slavery
and not freedom, is the legal condition of
j these Territories by force of the constitu
tion of thc United States ?
Did not their editors and orators, in
1854, proclaim that slavery could not ex
ist in Kansas, that it was precluded by
the laws of immigration, by thc laws of
climate and productions, etc. ?
Has not the result shown, and have
not they since admitted, that slavery has
existed and does exist there ; notwith
standing a very large majority of her peo
ple arc violently opposed to it '!
Do you not, by your support of the
preset t administiation, endorse the Lc
compton Constitution, and thc action of
thc democratic party in Congresi in favor
of it, together with the English Substi
tute? And have you not admitted, in conver
sation, th:.t the English Substitute, so-
culled, looked very much like prescribing !
oae rule for th admission of a rlaw state,
and a diff, : u!e for the adink-duii of a
r i . v
fee state .'
I think, if you answer all the foregoing,
yen will lihd that 1 have laid out sulhViont
business for you for the 'resent.
Iu my next I shall attend to your ques
tions relating to the compromise of loO
and tho Missouri Compromise, and the
legislat'on of 1850 and "4, etc. And
then I s1 a'l have some ques ions for you
in relation thereto.
Now sir you have iin id me to this
discussion, and notwithstanding you threw
out some personalities, I have avoided re
taliation on that point, and have endeav
ored to answer your questions as fas as I
gone, with candor and frankness. And
as you have, in a subsequent issue, ex
pressed your willingness to enter into
44 IIonokaeij: Comisat" with me on these
subjects, I trust, that, avoiding personali
ties and slang, you will apply yourself
frankly and candidly to the subjects in
Vrg While it was doubtful whether Da
vis' head was doomed to roll from the
block to make complete thc hecatomb of
Douglas men to sacrifice to the Buchanan
Deity Lccompton, it was boldly-asserted
by thc leading locofocos in this vicinity,
that thc Democratic party was dead, past
resurrection, if Bagg should be appointed
in h's ( Davis') place.
Hut now they have found an antidote
for all their ills. Let Buchanan and Cass
do what they will, no dissensions can be
henceforth created in the Democratic
ranks. Thc prisoners in the jail of Van
Burcn county have broken out I This
fact will harmonize all the discordant ele
ments in their ranks; Lecompton and
anti-Lccomptou arc all one now; Buchan
an and Douglas may now embraco each
other; ('ass aud Stuart are no longer at
variance. Such is thc fact if tho frolick
ing correspondent of the Free Fress is a
true exponent of that party. He seems
to be highly "tickled" at his recent dis
covery, and has doubtless with his " breth
ren" had frequent jolifications over this
universal panacea for thc numerous il been oJt of town lor months, and it war.
that have a filleted thc democracy for tho j said would not d ro to May iu it if the
past rear. troops were withdrawn. A correspondent
In one of his ecstatic mood, he pi ooccdi j ol Cincinnati Gazette, who accoa
to -fitch h," the -Couoty cClcUV jVb'S .Uo .AnitU
with a wonderful deal of gusto. He says : that jjaI1)ilton, Brocket and McKay had
"The campaign opened with tho attempt ! made the town their head-quartera for
to eapturo Charley Cross, and since that
time, it has bten prosecuted with unaba
ting vigor, until our jail has bcon Flocked
with criminals". Now tho coircspondent
of the Free Prcs knows nothing at all
about what he acsertt, or he knows this
Insteid of tho campaign opening with
tho attempt to capturo Charley Cross, there
hire been complaints mado and investiga
ted aluaoit evory week, fince the Client
Cour. sat in April. Henry Crum was iu
jail weeks before Cross waa thought of. A
burglary wa3 committed in this village
and greater "attempts" wer made to
apprehend tho offender, than any of those
that the correspondent of the Free iVes
Men were taken up and fined for larceny,
before tho "campaign opened." Can wo
have more palpable proof of the misera
ble extremity to which the democratic
party of this State are driven than that
those who claim to be its exponents,
come out publicly and take sides witb
counterfeiters, thieve and turglaraf
But we will cot tak3 tins to cornnect
on thin phase of the decocricy cf ti
county Other asssrticLfl of the corres
pondent of th.3 Fnt Frt". ars equally &z
false as the one vrz have qu;teL Ont
would suppose by reading his heterogeni
oua conglomeration that no one had any
thing to do with prosecuting criminals but
tho "County officials" that they and
they only take any notice of crime.
Fortunately for society there are some
men even in tho democratic party, who
are not so far gone, as to wish arnachy to
prevail rather than not carry out party
ends. Out of more than twenty complaint:
and prosecutions begun since tlie Circuit
Court adjourned, only one has been com
menced by a county officer. All the rest
have been commenced by private individu
als. As for the exalted position of the in
dividual whom the " County ofliciah"
undertook to dbgrace for their own ag
grandizement, we would ask the corres
pondent of the Free Press to detiue a littlw
more minutely, what and icherc that man's
position is. Did he leave the couuty b?-cau-e
he had been " prosecuted" or be
cause ho wa9 told by his best fronds that
if he staid here he would be prosecuted ?
We forbear to say anything of the person
al slang of thc correspondent cf the Fa--Fress.
It hurts no oae unlrss he ccn
descends to answer it. S.
From tlie lJttn.it AJtttt'ssr.
Old 1'ihi t.ioditiH, a .Model I!vider Hull',
It would be a waste of ink for u-4 to
tell the people of Michigan that cx-
' Governor and ex-Judge Lpaphro Kan:om
! was a ,l,0:it consummate and accompH. lud
dcmaeoHUC. 'lhat fact, is as lamilar
' . p , .', , v ,.
nousCJioum Murus wmi mr pcjp.e o;
tuis fct;itt. who ilHVt. W:ltched all Iim turn-
' ings, and twiatings and backing and Cllim;
on iho political chessboard. Kndowd
by nature with all the instinct and per
quisitis for a 44 thorough bred" loeotoeo,
with the treasury-catiug stripes, rings,
cqot.s and murk nbvut his political frame,
he had just presumption cough, with
an exceedingly thickhead, and muddy
intellect, to toist himself upon the Demo
cratic party, whose available timber wa
very scarce ; to occupy a seat uj 01 Su
premo bench. Subsequently, wishing t
bo rid of him iu so responsible a position
effecting thc judicial character cf the
State, the party acceded to tho wishes of
the bar, and the people, by transferring
him to the gubernatorial chair.
It was then that thc ghost of 4 free soil,'
haunted his dreams of future grcatnuss
and with the agility of a clumsy vaultor
he tumbled into Wilmot proviso-ism, and
delivered the strongest kind of free ioil
message to the Legislature. Things not
taken the turu he expected, when the ebb
receded, he was found floundering in the
dry sand along the shore, having lost the
confidence and respect of all parties.
Whcii the border ruttiau troubles broke
out iu Kansas, he was keen enough to
see that there was a field of labjr to him
aud he emigrated to Fort Scott, thc very
head quartwss of desperadoes, robber-,
and Administration border ruflians, where
he has beeu 44 chief among ten thousaud"
or less. Ho had a government com
mission slipped into his pocket, to steady
his nerve aud keep him from the free
soil shutc, an 4 has acted in perfect har
mony with the uortorioua bandit, Hamil
ton, and Clark, the murderer of Barber,
and Brockett, and McKay, and the other
leaders of the border ruffians.
Under the auspices of these most dis
tinguished marauders, things got to bad
in the neighborhood of Fort Scott, that
Capt. Montgomery went there with an
army of ireedum, for thc deliverance of
free State people w ho were being robbed
and murdered by Hamilton and his gang.
There being adverse rcportts relative to
tho nature of the outrages and thc justice
of thc acts of Montgomery, Governor
Denver went there with Bcveral other,
distinguished gentlemen, to investigate
the difficulties- The town is guarded by
United States soldiers and Grceu Clark
the murderer ot Barber, never goes out of
thc range ot their protection. He baa not
marauding expeditions on r reo SUta t2tn;
that they brought in Lorscs and otbr
stolen property; and that though the
property was followed and proven by tho
owner, it could never bo recovered, but
was removed by connivance and cea a?
ihuance of tho citizens."
The 6a me writer also gives th folio-,
ing coldblo ded and heartless remark cf
Epiphroditug, which thows how heartily
ho is now eulistcd in tho servi:o of Bu
chanan border ruffians :
" It ie alro admitted by theaj tl;at x-