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IN III il ll.V kv isr ytv . ' 1 II J. Pi it. . f I ' IB ' (I- , II .; . . '.a:- s- goLt jMLLEB, EDITOR iSD TUBLISnER. THE CONSTITUTION AND THE UNION. i TERMS $2.00 PER AWCM, II 1DT1XCE. VOLUME M.-NUMBER; WHITE CLOUD, KANSAS, THURSDAY,' DECEMBER J, 1859. WHOLE NUMBER, 126. w a. aa, i a mm w mm is icv ran i v i a bbbbbi 11V. Ik UUtV MHJHJP 111 1 . i y ..... ' - ' ' : : : - - - . , .. . PICTTTRES OP MEMORY. T ALICE CAUI. ' Aartsf hoaotlfal pletato Il rf -tat araraaih tb hut f all. MM far iu pirlad Mil old. Dirt with Bjistltaj HO for A Ti(lu fMa, That acwinkW th ml law afortha ajilk wliita liliaa, - Tint hi! fro" th fra-raol hodf. Caqaattiaf all day with tb saabaaais, Aad i(1ia( Ihoir fold df; Hat rat tb riaM a tb oplaad, Wbtr tb bri-ht, rad brri foot I tar lbs piaks, aot tb pal, iwl aavtlip, (t iMaiaib I bm tb bnt. I bm had littl brther : WIU ji that rt dark aad lp litkt If that dial old fenw, ; ; H linb i pac ailp. Li th do"" fth tbiithr, Fn at tb iad that blow, ' ye tofcd rhM. th brawl fal Basaart, Tat 8aaawn f"Uot aja." (at bit (t aa the hilb (rear arja Aid, a of tb Aatoaia , I aid he air littl krolbr, A badaf tk yllo tear. wvllf bit pal anat fuUd Mr aack, la a air.k nibnc, A rba lifhl of imamnal brantj i tenllf rorarad hii far; A ad irbaa I ha am of aaaaa Lmlad la ti traa-lopa liHrtt, II. fall, ia bit aaial-lik baaala, Ahap fc tb Gala af Lifkt! - Tbrr 't'ra, of ail lh piclam Tliat lianx a Maaiory'a wall, Thxl on of tha dim old forelt, rarrorlk tlw tfil of all. Prospect of a United Opposition. From t lie hins of the times. North and K.tnih, tre nmy account it a fixed fact tb it there will le a thorough au'l conli.il nm of nearly all the Opposition ele bu iu tlia next Prcsi'lential campaign. Snrtnl anil his peculiar fiicndu ami Imj amount to only a small faction mj b fonnil to be iinpracticahle, anil maj decline to co-operate iu support of a national, conservative Opposition candid ate (or the Presidency, with tlw view and in the hope of perjHti;t ing the alavery agitation forseltili and unprincipled ends. But the great body of tha Northern Op position have no sympathy with the 8wWii clique, and their ultra, revolu tionary doctrine;) an I movements, and will discountenance and frown upon any attempt which Seward and his manager may make, to ditttravt tire connciU and thwart the pnrpoe of the conxeivativc Opposition. Indeed, ne consider Setvard, aa a t rcMdentuI aspirant, altogeher out tf the question. Even tho.ie ileludel persons who are most devoted to him? an I who sinrerelv de-.ire to see hint eleva tM to the Presidency, will hardly rnn the hazard of revolution, disunion, and rivil war, to gratify hi overweening ambition. Well knowing that his ele vation even if .ubmitted to at ail by the ou'Jjj wobM be ultimately productive f tse most dangerous and calamitous wastqaenees, in engendering the bitterest Wing between the two section of the Tnion, and in kindling at the Sonth'par ticrjlarly a spirt of indignation that might fnlt in the establishment of a Southern Confederacy, and in an appeal to arms to 'indicate the step, the champions of ard'a nomination for the Presidency take connsel of their discretion, and tap him before the close of the coming 'iter. It ig only jn New York and in portion of the New England States, nat Seward possmwea any real and effect strength. In Pennsylvania. New Jer and thronghont the enfire Nortl Western States, there can be found scarce I corporal's gnari who snsUia his Presidential pretensions. A cold and passionless and selfish agiutor and plotter, be embraces in his composition none of the elements calculated to render him popular with the masses, and particular J .with the Western and Northwestern rtoiw of the . Union. He is popular Jf ih political schemers and intHgn w hb himself, and it is from that source P, m T" bU the rogth, as a Residential candidate, that he possesses. are aware that such a class of men, wmb.ned together, intent npon an end. 4 energetic and nnsempuloas in the Pution of it, are somewhat forinida . and may accomplish a great deal. " unhappily forth. seward managers. i"611 are tnonsn'y nnderstood ..n-pnhlie, and they are consequently, rtTt , nce,in: watchfnlnesa on the rn of the honest masses of all parties. raor)1' thongh, ever so adroit and teTP in their Uctic. t,,eir 0!terIT impotent to make Seward to!ient,of tb United States, or eren I, CUI? nomination for that office, u H' . Jown therefore, as clearly. M,;'.rminl that Seward's Presidential to . , 0B! no formidable ohstacle !am!!.niP,et8 nn!n of an the Opposition , ft, campaign of I860. rr.rl,-rB Kr,t,fie to observe that nn hf lnfl1ntial journals at the North. Wow ,Jentified wth the" Repub eat rl re connseling the abandon 'ttprsciLaVi 8l!eryi8806 M Itog!' Trts 7CZr ,n a 0Mwete. TDeyjasUy hi.K .V1 object, to acoomolish K lu !fPn.bllc P'rtJ was. organ stiafc l d been secured that is "Mbeen made a frte SUte, and ' piscclhncou5. the question of slavery in all the Territo ries has been, permanently and irrevoea. bly settled, in accordance with the views and wishes of the Northern people The aiavery issue, in an us practical aspect and relations, therefore, as an element of political and sectional controversy, is ex tinct. It belongs solely and exclusively, to the' dead past it is not of the fivi'n? present, and let the distant future take care of itself. The Philadelphia North American and Gazette, we are glad to preceive, takes a I .. . A 1 I . 1 1 jut auu rauoDai view 01 toe slavery ls sus, and the policy which the Opposition should persue in the coming Presidential canvass and that jonrnal is one of the ablest and most influential Opposition organs in the Northern States. It has heretofore,' also, sympathized with and supported the Republican organization as a means of rectifying what it considered to be the error of the repeal of the Missonii Compromise. Its object accomplished, it has assumed its original position, and advises the Republican party to dismiss its nltraism, and its impracticable crotch ets and theories, and to adopt such a line of policy as shall bring together in an harmonious and effective combination, all the elements of Opposition, North and S wth, East and W.-st. It says To repudiate such (that is. Southern) men, or to offend them with unnecessary exactions, would be both nnjust and un generous. We want their aid, and, what is more, we want a National Opposition.! A sectional Opposition is doomed. The great material interests demand attention. For years they have been put aside for other and more unprofitable concerns, until the expenditures have run np nearly to one hundred millions of dollars a year, and corruptions and extravagance have invaded almost every department of the government. Upon the basis of a gener al reform, the Opposition can elect any proper candidate. Upon any narrower or merely hi. very platform the result of lnou will lx repealed, only more disss tronsly. It a Ids "Let it be remembered thst in driving off several of the Southern htate.s, lv the droHcription which is re commended by ultra Republicans, that is not tho only mischief to be expected. Pennsylvania, as the New 1 ork Tribune candidly admits, is not a Republican state, in party significance of that term Neither is New Jersey, nor Indiana, nor Connecticut, nor other States which might be named. The Opposition suc ceeded in all of them by a fusion of the elements hostile to. the Administration and its party, and that is the only policy which will put victory beyond doubt in 18GU. 1 lie) rule or ruin interest, which nominated in 1856, and discarded the advice of Pennsylvania, mi? be able to pack a Convention next year, and may make a candidate, but it cau never make a President. These counsels and suggestions to the ultra R-'pnhl loans, emmati ig. a t ley do. from a leading and influential Opposi tion jonrnal in one of the largest States in the North, caunot fail to have weight, and effectually conduce to bringing about that nnion among all shapes of the Oppo sition, without which the triumph of the Democracy is inevitable. We hope and believe there are prudence, and wisdom, and patriotism enough among the Oppo sition at the North, to discard the suici dal counsels of such fanatical agitators as Seard, Weed and Webb, and indnce them to abandon the worn out slavery issue, and unite with the Conservative Opposition, North and South, in an earn est and cealons effort to redeem the Gov ernment from the hands of the spoilsmen and place itiathe hands of those corapit ent and willing to administer it with a view to the preservation of the Constitu tion and the Union, and the prosperity and happiness of the people. And in this hope and this ' belief, we look for ward to the approaching Presidential contest without fear of the result. Rich mond Wk'y. Th New State of KAK$Aa.--The people of Kansas have recently ratified a new rigidly anti-slavery Constitution ; and in December next it will be present ed to Congress, with a Republican mem ber of the House, and two Republican Senators, tdose behind it. , It is supposed, in some quarters, that the Southern ultra Democracy will endeavor to resist the admission of the State, on various tech nicalities, and especially on the ground that the people of Kansas have sot re- a-arded verv exactly the instructions of the English Bill. We trust, however, that the Northers and Southern Demo crats of Congress, especially of the Sen ate, where they have a decided majority, will consent to make the most of sr bad bargain, and be done with it, by admit ting the new State into the Union. True, the Democracy, north and South, have been egregiously taken in with this beau tiful "Popular Sovereignty" whistle of Mr. Douglas; bat as they bought it, trna- tinz to the seller's recommendations of the article, they are bound to pay the price. Let them do so at once, and grin and bear the damages as patiently as possible- . The longer the settlement ia de layed, the heavier will be the bill of costs. AVw York Eerald. Cobtmo to thb Poiht. At an Anti Sqnday meeting (German) recently, at Volk'a Garden, N. Y.. tha following re solution was adopted : '.:-" uotvtd. That tha Sunday laws ia other words, the fourth commandment ought to be and re hereby repealed. ECHO AT HARPER'S FERRY. DfBCOVEBED BSCBICTLT BY AAEON 1ANO. , Echo Uat tb HtaMMaoaaawbat rMtry Abaat tbi ttafrdjat Baroori FarYrl . t.-4 .-. .1 fch-Tf.- What bobbWafctaW Hi amiawit bWwt r Bach ttorau ia paid I did ym rr kaowt Echo "No." Bach a batibab ttiroafh tb mil aatioa! ' Bach horrid doabu, aad fain, aad eoaaMraalfat! Echo Tataadaa ! Tb Herald Ibiakt a plot I all tb (e, Froa Maaaachaartts to tb Ohio! . Echo "Ob! Oh!" That thia attrapt to drtadfal iacipratalbl, Wai to oooMMae tho "cot I id irrtprttriilt!9 Echo "Biaibra!" A HowarJ achaM to aak tko aifforr. riaa, ; It aayi thia ttapid aarnaii aaderlica! Echo LiaaT But why tn lira ao aatr of aotctieo! To do aa ia a oowarifhBdlralkAloa. Echo "Ekctioa!" I '. k eateh roan it kp ap thia f fha, Aad pau th uoabliaj Soatb ia aach a frifht. Echo "Bight!" The Kansas Question Revived. The telegraphic reports of the election recently held in Kausas on the adoption of the constitution framed at Wyaudotte, announce tha the tuastrument has been rat ified by a majority of the inhabitants of the iemtory. We msy therefore expect that the admission of Kansas into the Union under that constitution will be asked at the bands of Congress on the opening of that body at its approaching session. It will be remembered that by the terms of the "English Conference bill," providing for the contingent admission of Kansas iuto the Union under the con stitution framed at Lecompton, it was or dained that in case the people of that Territory should refuse to accept the ar rangement then conferred !y Congress, they should not proceed to the formation of a new constitution and State govern ment preparatory to their admission into the Union until after it should have been ascertained by a census, taken under the auspices of the Federal Government, that the Territory contained a population equal to or greater than the existing ra tio of Federal representation ia the lionse of Representatives. The propriety of this rule is admitted by all as a general proposition, but its application to the case of Kansas alone, when it was expressly repudiated in the admission of Oregon at the last session, does not admit of such easy explanation or justification on the part of the De mocracy. It remains to be seen whether they will ignore the "compromises" of the English bill, as framed by themselves less than two years ago, or whether they will insist npon a rigid adherence to the terms of the arrangement they concerted to serve as a graceful retreat from the Le e impton controversy. The question un doubtedly presents a dilemma which leaves but little choice between its two horns, and adds another illustration to the accumulated teachings by which his tory inculcates the advantages of never departing from the straight line of polit ical justice to follow the tortuous paths of a shifting and temporary policy. Xa tional lnielligtncer. Two Expu)8ions Expected. Two terrific explosions of a political character are expected to take place in the coun try, within the next twelve months. They will be eruptions of the same one whose crater was opened in Congress last Winter the question of interference by Congress to protect Slavery in the Ter ritories. The subject will first be brought op in Congress next Winter, on the pre sentation of the new Wyandette Consti tution of Kansas, which prohibits Slave ry in the Territory. But the chief blow np will be at Charleston, when the Dem ocratic National Convention meets to nominate a candidate for the Presidency. Charleston is a warm place, and con tains a combustible population. It is an ill chosen place for the meeting of an as semblage that threatens to be composed of such discordant, conflicting and antsg onisting elements aa the next Democratic Convention. The gathering will no soon er meet than the influences of the latitude will be felt: for Senator Brown, of Mis sissippi, backed by the extreme Southern delegates, has determined to lorce me plank of Congressional interference into the party platform, "or "blow np the con cern in a row." Of course, Mr. Doug las, backed by the entire Northern Dem ocracy, will resist, and then will come the lone-delayed shock that will knock the Democratic party into fragments, and leave the way clear lor the election of a Northern Republican President. Here tofore, it has been claimed that the Dem ocratic party was the only party that could save the country. Will it, in the crisis that is approacning, be able to save itself 1St. Low Jewi. A " Sick Mab." Mr. Buchanan is a very aick man." He is sot only deser- td by his party aad 9j Pennsylvania, but by hie private secretary, wno nas just been dismissed for being politically mm- liable! Richmond Wkif. ' . Forney's Press says that Mr. Buchan an is evidently the butt of Fortune. If wa consider Fortune a personification, the remark is unquestionably true. Lou. Journal. A CURIOUS , , Hon. Edward Rate. . . - Althotgh Mr. Bates has been a citizen of Missouri for mora than forty years, still he is unknown to a large portion of the people of the State.' This can be readily accounted for. - The population of this State hae rapidly increased with in the .last twenty : year, and the oldest citizens who were here during the time when he was in public life, have mostly Eassed from off the theatre of action. He as remained for near thirty years in pri vate life, if we except the short period during which he acted as Judge of the Land Court of St. Louis. So entirely has he avoided everything calculated to give him notoriety, and so modestly has he pursued the even tenor of bis wsy, that although justly acknowledged to be not only the first man in the State, but the most prominent in the whole West, he lias not attracted as much notice as many who have not been ten years in the country, - and who after "strutting and fretting their hour upon the stags" have sunk into the insignificance which con stitutes their true element. At this time. when the name of Edward Bates begins to be spoken of in connection with the highest office in the nation, and the eyes of the great Opposition party are turned towards him, as the Cincinnatus, whose lofty virtue and elevated patriotism, must be called into requisition to save the conn try, it might not be inappropriate, for the information of his fellow-citizens, to mention a few circumstances in regard to htm, of which doubtless many are igno rant. Only a few years since, the writer of this article, heard it stated by a gen tleman who ought to have been better in formed, that- Edward Bates was a native of one of tbo New England States, and there are many possibly, who entertain that opinion. Edward Bates is the youngest and last surviving son of Thomas F. Bates of Belmont, in the county of Goochland, and State of Virginia. He was born on the banks of James river, about thirty miles above the city of Richmond. Thom as F. Bates died, leaving a small estate, and a numerous family, the support and education of which devolved npon his widow. The subsequent history of the family proves how faithfully she dischar ged a mother s duties. Frederick Bites, the oldest son, cams at an early day to St. Louis, and the old men of Missouri, venerate the memory of Governor Bates, as the ablest and most virtuous of all her statesmen. Charles Bates, located in his native county, where he attained a high profess ional position and died while yet a young man. Tarlton, also died at an early age, though, not nntil he bad given evidence of uncommon talent, and Richard fell, lamented and beloved by all who knew him, a victim to a code of honor which has so long disgraced and so often dyed with her best blood the soil of Virginia. For his untimely fate, there were broken hearts, and bitter tears shed, and the old people of that country speak of Richard Bates, as one of the noblest young men that Virginia ever produced. Fleming Bates, settled in Northum berland county, and died in 1829 while a member of the convention of Virginia. In a body composed of such men ss Madi son, Monroe, Marshall, Leigh, Chapman, Johnson, John Randolph, and a host of others, the fact that be was not regarded as the least among them is of itself th evidence of bis greatness and he' was even more esteemed for his private vir tues. Hon. James Bates was a member of Congress from Arkansas, and a Judge of the United States District Court. Edward Bates of St. Louis, is the youngest of seven sons, and the only lur- vivor of the family, except his sister, Urs. Margaret Wharton, of St. Charles coun ty. He came to Missouri when she was a territory, and during the time that his brother' was Governor, nis mother came ont and settled in St. Louis coanty about the year 1820, where she died in 1844-45, over 90 years of age, having ontlived all her sons except the youngest. The ancestors of Mr. Bates were attached to the Society of Friends, and many of bis relatives in Virginia still belong to that Society. He is a blood relative of President Jefferson, aad the late Uovern- or I'leaeants, ol V irgiuia. jjtxtgio Hon. Thos. Ewing, so distinguished as one of the most prominent leaders of the Whig hosts of Ohio, in other days, voted the Republican ticket at the late election. The reason he gave for so doing ia significant of a profound sensa tion which is even yet stirring men s minds, from one ocean to the other. Said he to an intimate friend, not less distinguished than himself, and now an earnest worker in the Republican cause: "It was not your advice that finally de termined me to vote your ticket, nor was it vour eloquent appeals from the stump. It was the murder oi croaencs i - air. Ewing is not the only high-minded patriot whom this last deed of a profligate and desperate administration will indnce to resort to the only practical means lor its overthrow. XmimSt. '. . -t . :' Mr. Douzlaa ia the father of the. Kan sas bill, the father of Sqaatter Sovereign ty, and the father or a fine little girl born on Saturday week. LouuwUli Jturnal. What enmity can Mr. Prentice have against the innocent babe, that lie men tions her, in such company ? Frankfort ft ' ... ' " r jmmmwfwui. Mr. Claj'a ftnarrel with Gen. Taylor . Hit Refusal to Pronounce an Obituary. The following scrap of history, in the Eingbampton Democrat, of October 13, from the locality and the personal famil iarity with the relations of the great men named, whicbtaihibiisJ 4--the com ments, is ascribed by the Buffalo Com mercial to the pen of Daniel S. Dickin son : "Among the causes of estrangement between Mr. Clay and Gen. Taylor, and probably the great and final one, was this Mr. Clsy, it will be remembered, had a son inhumanly butchered at Buena Vis ta, in the Mexican war. That son left a widow, and a promising, maniy boy, of some sixteen or seventeen years, ibis boy was anxious to be appointed a cadet at West Point, and receive a military education, and bis desire was warmly se conded by bis mother and grandfather, Henry Ulay. Henry Clay thereupon wrote to Mr. Tolk, then President, and his successful rival for the station, reques ting the appointment of his grandson as a cadet at large. Mr. Polk at once or dered his name to be placed on the list for appointment, and it Was done ; but Uovernor Marcy, then Secretary or War, npon the examination usual in such cases, found that he was below the requisite age to enter the academy, and the rules of the ar Department were too imperative to be changed, and bis name was not for that reason sent to the Senate. Air. Polk, however, placed on the files of the War Department a letter under his own band, detailing the circumstances, and requesting his successor, whoever he might b", to appoint young Clay, who, in the first year of the then next Admin istration, would be of sufficient age. Gen. Taylor, a political friend of Kir, Clay, proved to be his successor. ' The list of cadets is usually prepared by the hecretary of War, and corrected by the President, and in making np the list un der Gen. Taylor's Administration, Mr. Crawford, his Secretary of War, placed young Clay's name at the head of the list. Gen. Taylor, when he came to re view the list, struck out the name with his own hand, and refused to appoint him. ' This strange act was never forgot ten nor forgiven by Henry Clay, and it is believed both parties died without any change in their relations. " When Gen. Taylor's death was an nonneed in the Senate, and Mr. Webster, Gen. Cass and others pronounced eulo gies npon his character, dir. Clay, on being beckoned to rue, waved bis band significantly, and remained silent. Tom Marshall on the Missouri Compro mise. While at St. Paul, Minnesota, recently, tlie Hon. Thomas F. Marshall, of Ken tucky, was called to the stand by the De mocracy for a speech. The Minnesotian says : Hut, instead of making such a speech as the Democracy were anticipating, he proceeded to speak of the Missouri Lam- promise : of its authors and supporters. the old big giants of the land ; and of its destroyer, the "IMls giant" whose machinations had broken down that time honored compromise, had legislated civil war into a Territory of the Union, and had given occasion to the great split of the Democratic party, ont of which had arisen the Black Republican party of the land. The big giants also, he said, were all dead. Adams was gone, and Calhoun and Clay and Webster all gone and he wished the Almigh'y, when be took to himself these great giants, had also seen fit, for the good of this country, to have removed from among ns certain "little giants," who have afflicted ns. It was wonderful what a large amount of mis chief a small amonnt of brains might in flict how much wise statesmanship a demagogue might spoil and ' destroy. n ancient Greece there once existed a mighty temple the temple of "Diana of the Epbesians." The piety and wealth of Greece, had been for agea concentra ted npon its adornment and extension, until it had become a wonder of the world. But there were little giants in those days also. There was a small giant, who, ut terly unable to build such a temple. could think of no other way of making himself famous or infamous for all time to come, except by setting fire to the mag nificent fane ; the miserable wretcn stole into the house of his Gods, and, torch in hand, gave it to the devouring flames. The Missouri Compromise was the American Temple of Diana. It was a consecrated, a sacred thing, ia the hearts of the American people. But the btate oflllinoia contained a counterpart ef him who burnt the temple at tp beans ; lit tle riant with like motives, and an equal ly notable ambition and lo 1 the Missoari Compromise, the work oi tue giants oi American history, nad laiien More nis incendiary hand 1 ! Broderick had not a living relative. He was a silent man, apt. occasionally, to indulge in the gloomy anticipation which hia peculiar isolation suggested to him. , He had never been married, and rarely took part in the gaities of Wash ington. He was singularly near, in nis attire.' He was a careful business man. and. hot for the panic, would have been rich. I do not know whether ne aiea possessed of any fortune, but it is certain that he owned considerable valuable property in and about San Francisco. So r 1 nr. a .- J . r says toe wasmngion currw-puaucui vi Forney's Press. A NEW VERSION OF AN OLD BONO - ruvtraanaa thb oaoarra or rrauc iuruiTr. All "OtfJaAaBraara W Lift Waja-' ' ' Old Job Browa bad a liuW Bifr", Old Joha Browa bad a link Biff, Old Joha Brow bad a huh) at(rr, - - CaamtAo BjiROT boy. (CHOaot, it fxvzaiL roicaa.) Dittriet Jttmmri Paid Oaa littl, two littl. StertUrt F( thtoo Knl airr. I'aiWv aaajFaor littlo. St Unit, Mr. Bfaa- ia rittl aif gr, gt'i'ai' ITir Saroa link, aight littl, Bafa CVafila)tioa aiao littl aifgar. Ana rr Uerili 7V liul aiffr bay. Drmmcrmtic Prrst tkmgknt fa Cmuttrg. (la racita- tir. Ta thQUttai littl Biff bora, aU ararao with pitchforks icHta frt Ion;, aaJ ooraaiaadarl by twtutg taat Abolilioaiat. (Iawtral, ia which lb alocuoa I aappoiad to baa pataaj.) HrrtU mt CmtUmtin Taa Bttbt, aia littl, ifht Hill aiffor- JStktritul yirfimU Sa.a littl, an littl, Sr littl ai(jr. Aalbaritvaat WitliAfUm Pf littlo, thro littl. Iwo littl alf(r. Prp& (At Cmatra, (ia aeraati of aarpria at tha up hot of tho wbolo.) Oa littU uitsr tat.'.'.' Popular Sovereignty to be Hluitrated by Wood-Cuta. The New Orleans Delta thinks that Douglas and the Harpers committed a great oversight in their copy-righted po litical essay : At a moment when pictorialisra is all the " rage" in popular literature. Doug las' momentous contribution to Harper's Magazine appeared without a solitary wood-cut to illustrate his romantic histo ry of the Territorial question. There's not so much as a mark to denote the di viding line between Federal and local authority. Such an illustration, we take it, would have been very simple. It would not bsve been necessary to sketch a snake of changeable hues, which, "VTIadiaf ia aad wiadinf aor. IA th obaarrar of ill la doabt, U'brtbcr th aaak Ural raad tb track. Was goinf North or eoniof back." It would have only needed to draw an ugly reptile unraistabably black, or rath er, to nse the more appropriate political adjective. Black Republican from head to tail, encircling the Territories and en deavoring to swallow the States. There might have been, too, some very happy illustrations of Douglas' classifi cations of opinion on the Slavery ques tion in the Territories. For instance, the opinion that the Constitution establishes Slavery in the Territories, could have been represented by a huge, but dingy and dilapidated roll of parchment, sup porting in an upright position a dead nigger on the borders of Kansas, while a gang of Abolition sharp-shooters, headed by Jim Lane, are making a target of the carcass. As tor Douglas' own doctrine, that a Territory, from the beginning, has all the powers of toe btates, and much more besides, without owing any obliga tions either to the States or to the Fede ral Government, that might have been presented in the picture of a retired sea pirate, squatting upon a beautiful island, nominally the property of the United States, and lustily singing from morning till night what time he was not engag ed in rightfully robbing unfortunate voy agers, or helping emigrants the sublime song of Robinson Crusoe : "I ara awaarch of all I ramj, Mj right thr is aoao lo aitpato; From tbo cv.tr all roaad to tbo taa, I a, lord of tbo fowl aad tb bnt. What honest support Douglas has at the South, could have been easily enough and eloquently pictured. An immense donkey, ridden by a gigantic fox, would have done the business beautifully. in view of all this, we may be paruon- ed for hoping that Douglas and Harper will yet decide on issuing a pictorial edi tion of the famous Essay on Squatter Sovereignty in question. J. B. The President of the Uaited States, Jas. Bachanan, went home to Washington yesterdsy, after a sojourn of a week at Wheatland and its vicinity. We sre told that when be showed him self in the streets of Lancaster, there was none of the cordial greeting that might be expected for a President or a great pa triot, on returning to visit old acquaint ances. The people of Lancaster were very shy of him. When he went to the Coun ty agricultural fair, he was actually avoi ded by his fellow citizens. - Nobody ventured to offer a hearty welcome to him. either as an eld resident of Lancaster or as President of the United States. There were prize horses and other cattle at the fair that were much more interesting. The Lancaster farmers evidently thought thst thongh they could raise prize cattle, tbey had not raised a prize i resident. Well, J. B. went home yesterdsy, from Lancaster to Washington. He stayed in Pennsylvania just long enough to see and hear how the people had voted. He heard before he left that Lancaster, which Mr. Van Bnren used to call "the only Democratic city," bad given over three hundred majority for the People's ticket. He carried with him the news of Penn sylvania's fresh condemnation of him and his policy. As he traveled along through Lancaster and York counties, the tele graphic wires were flashing along the story of the Democratic defeat in Buchan an's native State. He carried along with bim also the fact that Pennsylvania had repudiated his favorite Senator ' William Bigler. who has so shamefully - misrepre sented Pennsylvania daring the last few years. Really Mr. Buchanan's reflect ions, as he left Pennsylvania and proceed! to the seat of Government, mnst have been far from comfortable. rhUa. Press. The Trua Doctrine. " The editor of the Indianapolis Atlas, having been atxiised of entertaining erro neous opinions upon the subject of sla very, defines his position in a most satis factory manner. His position is the only one that the Republican 'party can take with a reasonable hope of gaining a tri umph in the ensuing contest. We quote as follows : "We have never doubted the Consti. tntional power of Congress to prohibit sis very in the Territories during their territorial existence. Its exercise is a matter of expediency, like the exercise of any other power. Congress has the power to charter a United States Bank bnt it is inexpedient to do so. It hae the power to abolish all the impost du ties, and to defray the expenses of the general Government by direct taxation but it is not expedient to do so. They sre not expedient, because no good can be accomplished by its exercise. Just so in regard to the exercise of this pow er so far aa the present organized Terri tories are concerned. Does any man in his right mind, contend that its exercise became neceessary in order to prevent slavery in Washington, Utah, or New Mexico ? If the Republican members of the last Congress were not well satisfied that there existed no necessity for this restric tion, why did they make an effort to ap ply it to those Territories ? Will any member of the next Congress make any such attempt ? Should any one be found to do it, we venture he would not be backed by a corporal's guard ! It is un necessary, because all know that when those Territories aro prepared to apply for admission into the Union they will come with Constitutions made in accor dance with the wishes of the people there of prohibiting the existent of slavery therein. That is all that an opponent of the extension of slavery desires. Now as to the admission of new States. We repeat, that, whenever a Constitution has been submitted to and ratified by a fair vote of the people of the Territory, the question of slavery should not con trol its rejection or admission. A new State, under such circumstances, should no more be rejected because of the exis tence of slavery therein than that the States where it now exists should be ex pelled from the Union. This was the asserted doctrine of our last Republican State Convention. The following resolution was adopted by that Convention : "Resolved. That the people of a Terri tory, when they come to form a Consti tution preparatory to their admission Into the Union as a State, have the right ta adopt such Constitution, being Republi can in form, as may be acceptable to themselves." This doctrine does not conflict with the Platform of the Philadelphia Conven tion, which was silent as to the admission of new States. We are referred to the views of onr old Whig friends, Corwin, Schenck, Lane and Lincoln. Not one of these gentlemen, were he a member of Congress, would vote against the admission of a slave State, under the above circumstan ces. The whole Republican party in the late congress voted to marrtain the doc trine when they voted for the Crittenden amendment. It is the only position which can be maintained injustice to ev ery section of the Union. If any party desires self-destruction, let it determine thst under no circumstances whatever shall any more slave States be admitted into the Union, and it will accomplish its purpose. The position which Governor Corwin so unmercifully ridiculed, and which ia denounced by the other gentlemen named, is that the Kansas bill secured "popular sovereignty" to the people of that Terri tory, when, at the same time, it author ized the Preideat to appoint a Governor, armed with a veto power, and other offi cers to rule over them. They never inten ded that States should be rejected becaas of the recognition of alavery by their Constitutions. The difference between Jodge Donglae and the Republican party ia just this : . He contends that the people of a Territo ry, while it is a .territory, can control slavery, (he never said theyconld pro hibit it.) and the liepublicaas say, uat it ia only when the people of a Territory come to form a State Constitution, that they can either establish or prohibit it,. . the doctrine contended for by Jodge Dong - las is called "bqn alter Sovereignty, that contended for by the Republicans, ia true and rightful "Popular Sovereignty,," the right of the people of a State to gov-, ern themselves, just aa we of Indiana and all sovereign States of the Union now exercise. Blob ddt Aoara OtrrnoHB. One "Pro fessor" MeDoraell Price walked acroea - street in Bloomsbnrg. Pa., oa m Una, on' . end of which was fastened to the cupola oi the lourt House and the other to the Exchange a distance of about ona hun dred and sixty feet at an alavatka of sixty feet above tha ground. Ha stop ped en ronte to stew a Utah of oysters 1 . The question is, did he stew the oys ters? Death or Joint Aboeuv Jabes. The '' Rev. John Angell James, author of aev- I era! practical religious treatises, which .-. have had a very wide circulation, died , on the 1st inst, at Birmingham, England where he had, for more than half a centu ry, been pastor of a dissenting church. He was not far from 75 years of age.. . I. i I; I.