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SOL. MFLLKK, ..... EDITOR. TTEITB CLOUD, XASSAS: Tkirsiaji i : i t nrh tt, I860 Tie Presidential Scramble. The contact between the friends of the difSerat espiragts for tbe Chicago nomi nation, is daily growing more exciting ; and the dinger is, -that by the time (be Convention meets, sundry parties will be Ja ft fit homor for kicking op mns. if tbioge do not go m aoit them. Soma parsons ere acting very imprudently, and the epirit tbej tnanifeat ia not calculated to prodcee harmony and good feeling. At present, Seward'a chance aeem beat. Barely, no friend of Eansaa ahoold regret bis nomination, if hia election were beyond doubt. He haa stood op fir Kansas nobly, through good and- evil. (and God knows it haa been mostly evil,) tad haa endured abase, revilings and elandera for her sake. With him in the Presidential chair, Kansas, at Ieaat, would bar n friend there. Bat a great portion of the public has cooceived a strong pre judice against him, which haa been etrengthened by nursing, and of which its mind cannot be divested; and this would mar his prospects materially.. We hold that any good, honest, aound man, who stands the best chance of an election. should hare the preference, and all other considerations be thrown aside. Oar first choice, we are free to confess, ia dward Bates, nnless, before the Con vention meets, he should give expression to sentiments different from those he has heretofore expressed, both personally and through hia confidential friends. lie is the profoundeet statesman, and the most honest, upright and conservative ma epoken of for the Presidency ; and what ia by no means an unimportant matter, be would doubtless poll the largest vote. Some persons who have been observing tbe drift of public opinion, think Lin coln's chances are best He is a glorious fellow, and wool! take well with the masses of the Northern Opposition. Of 11 the straight Republican proposed for tbe Presidency, Lincoln would probably be the most popular one. The frienda of Chase, principally con fined to wire-workers in Ohio, are mak ing a desperate effort in his behalf. He wonld be the weakest candidate of the four we have named; but nevertheless, be will be offered. We think he now occ spies the highest position he will ever attain, and the highest he deserves. Chase, through his friends, bus ever been grasping ; and a Republican paper in Ohio truly says that " he wants every thing." We first find him a leader of a miserable Abolition taction in Ohio, re ceiving a present of a silver pitcher from the niggers. As a leader of the Aboli tionists, be directed the power of the par ty, and every other meana within his reach, to assist in defeating Henry Clay ; and excepting James Buchanan, Clay never had a viler slanderer than that same Abolition faction. No man who reveres the memory of Henry Clay, cm ever sap port Chase for tbe high office of which he aided in defrauding Clay, without first Stirling his feelings end his recollection. We next find Chase'a friends dickering with the Democratic members of the Ohio Legislature, to secure his election to the United States Senate, in which they were successful. Now he is in the Republican ranks, grabbing for the big loaves and fishes. Alwaya favoring the Democrats, in their warfare against the Whigs, he now seeks honors at tbe hands of a party composed three-fourths of old Whigs. When bis first term in the Senate expir ed, hia frienda foisted him into the Gu bernatorial chair of Ohio, and re-elected bim for a second term. At the close of that term, the Senatorship was again va cant, and nobody bnt Chase was fit for the office. His strikers, from one end of tbe State to the other, roundly abased every person who had the temerity to prefer another man, and disparaged the merits and abilities of every rival candi date. Chase was elected; and now, even before he has entered upon his Senatorial duties, his sgents have the impudence to endeavor to thrust him into the Presiden cy, when he should rest content with what be has. But Chase's failing ever was a morbid ambition for place, and he never scrupled to ride into power over the beads of his friends and betters. This trait was exhibited when he was a mem ber of the Abolition faction, in bis treat ment of Samuel Lewis, one of the purest men the State of Ohio ever, possessed. Politically, Chase ia a hog I One of the fonr men above named, will in all probability be the nominee; for we think the chances of Cameron amount to about as much aa Cameron himself all humbug. Aa we have said, Seward seems to have the lead now ; bat the ac tion of tbe- Charleston Convention, and ether events, may have a great influence h directing the choice of the Chicago Convention. . r Tbe principal man in the West who is doing all in his power to create dissen sion and ill-feeling in the Opposition ranks, is a leather-beaded Dutchman in Wisconsin, named Carl Shun the lea der of those German radicals and imprae tkabies who imagine that they hold the destiny of the country in their hands, and threaten to bolt if they do not get their first choice. If it were not that Wiscon sin ia ao strongly Republican tbut she cannot be anything else. Shnrz would have driven her in disgust to the Democ racy long ago. Several years since, when he had been in tbe United States scarcely long enoagh to acquire a citizenship, the Republicans of Wisconsin put him for ward as tbeir candidate for Lieutenant G ever nor ; and, although the State went largely Republican for the balance of the ticket, be was defeated. Not satisfied with this popular verdict, the Republi cans of that State still persist in patting him forward upon every occasion. They have recently appointed him one of tbe Delegates at large to the Chicago Con vention; and he seized npon the occasion to make a rabid speech, in which he took particular paina to abuse the Whigs, and other Oppositionists, who have not fully identified themselves with the Republican party, but are willing to co-operate with it, to defeat the Democracy. The Wis cons in Delegates are instructed to vote for Seward, and this emission of Shurz waa a thrust at Bates. Such men are not calculated to do any party a great deal of good, in the way of conciliation and harmony. Everything must be done according to their fanatical notions, or they are off. If their object is to rule or ruin, the sooner they are off the better. Rocky Moitstais Hibald. We hsve reciered a prospectus of a paper shortly to be issued at Auraria, in the Gold Re gion, by Thomas Gibson, bearing the sbove title. It will contain Reports of Mining Progress, New Discoveries, Min eral Resources, Important Business Points, dec, fcc., and will be furnished to subscribers for 85 a year mailed to the States regularly. Many persons are interested in the news from the Gold Re gion ; thousands are anxiously watching the progress of discoveries, with a view of going to the mines themselves when propects are good ; and thousands of others have, or soon will have, friends at the mines, in whose welfare snd success they are interested. To all such, the Herald will be a valuable visitor. Accidxst. On Monday, a gentleman living in the vicinity of Padonia, met with a severe loss, in. crossing the river on the ferry boat at this place. He had been in Missouri with a two horse wagon. for a load of seed wheat, and was re turning home with it. On the boat, the horses became frightened, backed the wagon against tbe apron, broke it down) and horses, wagon and all went into the deep water. The wagon bed and its eon- tents floated on the water and was saved, while the balance of the wagon sank. One horse was rescued, an l the other was drowned. A portion of the wagon has since been recovered, and it is thought the balance of can be found, and saved. 1,1 1 r Gosk East. Dr. Shreve left for the East, last Tuesday, on the Emilie, for the purpose of baying a fresh stock of Drugs, and to visit his friends in Ohio. He has remained among us for almost three years past. . We wish him a pleasant journey and safe return ; and also con gratulate him upon his good lack in be ing ablet o save enough of the " Id ere" to take him so far. It is the only instance on record of a resident of Kansas getting far enoagh ahead to go tr see fails friend. We hope he will kindly remember us poor devils whom he haa left behind. . Smoke. Daring the past ' week, the farmers have been busily engaged in bur ning off th old grass and corn-stalks, preparatory to patting in their crops; and the woods and prairie are going it on I their own account. The result has been, that this part of the world hes been pret ty well smoked. If somebody will only be good enough to raise the " windows of Heaven" a little, and let down a few warm showers, very many of us will be truly thankful therefor. The earth is ex tremely dry, snd needs a little moisture. Pull out the plug, somebody. Good Beginxiso. The political cam paign of 1860 opens brightly. Nebraska opened the ball by a grand Republican victory ; and last week New Hampshire followed suit. Connecticut will he added to the list, in April. , The Douglas De mocracy are doing their least to carry the latter State. In the charter elections which have taken place in the East, the Republicans have triumphed in nearly every town of any considerable size. Election. The Township elections come off next Mondsy. Each Township elects two Justices of the Peace and two Constables ; and each County elects three Commissioners, and an Assessor. There may be several other offices to fill. There seems to be no interest manifested in the lection, and tbe vote will be smalL - Far mers are just now vary busy. Arthur's Home Magazine, for April, is with us. "The Miller's Daugh ter" ia a beautiful engraving ; and there are a number of other illustrations beside. The literary departments are, as ever, fill ed with th choicest matter. This Maga zine makes no lofty pretensions, yet it is excelled by but few, if any. Published in Philadelphia, at 52 a year. The Cincinnati Gazette, tbe ablest and moat influential paper in the West, comes out in an article decidedly favoring the nomination of Bates for President Bates stock is on the rise. Jt3T Major John H. Likens, of the firm of Likens dt .Boyd, of St. Joseph, died in that city, on Tuesday evening of last week. Oh, Golly ! Nearly a year ago. a gentleman subscribed for a copy of the Chief, to be sent to a relative, at a Post Office called Hope Mills, in Page Coun ty, Virginia; and the other day several copies were returned to us by the Poet Master at that place, who signed his name, to a rigmarole of stuff written on the margin of one of tbe papers, J. W. Almond." Said writing conveyed to us the flattering information, that J. W. Almond had been, daring the above time. burning the papers, mceorilng to lam! and that if we did not stop sending them, he would continue to burn theml We do not dispute J. W. Almond's word. that the Tost Office law requires Post Masters to burn newspapers, instead of delivering them to subscribers; but we do ssy that such a law has not yet come under the observation of white people. Well, let him barn away every dog must have his dsy, and J. W. Almond's time to burn will come after a while ; if not in this world, in the next " accord ing to law" and gospel ! Almond ia a bad not. May the Devil crack him ! X7Godey's Lady's Book, for April, is a number which, for beauty and varie ty, has never been excelled. Tbe engra vings number 75, some of which are of rare beauty ; and the reading matter is (if such a thing were possible) ahead of anything heretofore presented. We are still procuring the Book for onr suhscri bers for 82 a year, which is a saving to them of 81. Somehow our March and May numbers. for 1859, have "stepped out," and we should be pleased if Godey wonld supply their place with duplicate copies. We wrote this request in a letter to him, a few weeks since : but as the letter 'also contained other matters, we presume this part was overlooked. - Z3f Three papers with which w had been exchanging, some time since dis continued their visits, and after continu ing to send the Chief for several months thereafter, we not long since scratched them from our exchange list. No sooner had we don this, than they all three made their appearance again, with "X marked on the wrappers. Gentlemen, if you find it inconvenient to do without tbe Chief, please send your papers in re turn. If we exchange with a paper, we expect to recieve it in return for ours This one sided wsy of exchanging don't suit os. Kansas Pbosfxcts. The prospect for the admission of Kansas, seems to be regarded in all quarters as growing mors favorable. The Washington correspon dence of the Cincinati Gazette says : Kansas is bound to come in this session. but the Democrats will stave off the ad mission till after the Charleston Conven tion. The Lawrence Republican has the fol lowing : Late advices from Mr. Parrot t indicate a more favorable aspect to the question of our admission. He now regards it as highly probable. Towjtsrif Nokwations. The Demo crats of ihia Township met at Iowa Point, on Friday, and nominated A. Taylor, of Iowa Point, and Joshoa Taylor, 'of this place, for Justices of the Peace ; and Flinn, of Iowa Point, and Elishs Huffman, of this place, for Constables. We hardly think Elisha will "plead guilty" ot being a Democrat, in case the above ticket is elected, if tuili at law are not done up in a workmanlike man ner, it will not be for want of Taylor t. tW The protracted warm weather has started the grass and leaves ont finely, and tbe ground and the trees are beginning to look fresh and green. Farmers in every direction are busy plowing. We have bad no rain tbia Spring. A good show er or two would not be unacceptable to the Farmers and vegetation. River. The river still continues low. and difficult of navigation. During the past week, we haro had the following boats : Up. Florence, Friday. Dovn. Emilie, Tuesday ; Omaha, Wednesdsy. XT We are under obligations to Hon M. J. Parrott, for a copy of Henry Win ter Davis' speech, skinning the Maryland Legislature ; and to Hon. Benj. F. Jun kin, M. C, of Pennsylvania, for the ex cellent speech of Mr. Grow, on tbe Homestead BilL y A Republican Township meeting was called, at Highland, on Monday evening, to nominate candidates for Township officers, dtc We bar not heard whether it met or not ; or, if it did. what nominations were made. A man in Oregon had his skull cracked, last week. ' Cause, whiskey ad ministered by one man, and aa axe-handle by another. We consider that foul play. Two men on one certainly is not fair. - Wholesome RxroRx. Colfax, of In diaaa, has submitted a bill and report to tbe House, wnica embrace these re forms: 1. Tbe abolition of the Franking Priv- ilege. 2. Promptdelivsry of all letters mailed to tbe persons severally addressed. 3. Th work of tbe Department inside aa wall aa outside of Poetoflices, to be awarded to tb lowest reasonable bidders. Th Dayton Journal, a Republicsa organ, has come out ia a strong article against Chaw for the Presidency. It saya he teontt ecery Mmj. 1 Tilt Eepublicaa Candidates for the rresiaeicy. Washixoto. March 7, 1860. While considerable attention is attrac ted to tbe Charleston Convention, because it ia the first that is to be held, great inter est is felt in regard to that which fa to as semble at Chicago on the 16th of May. Tbe opposition to the Democratic party ia as much divided in regard to a .candi date aa their adversaries. A very active movement is on foot in Washington, in favor of the Hon. Ed ward Bates of 8t- Louis. His friends are energetic, enthusiastic and powerful. They claim that be eao carry Missouri, and that be has every right to expect the Republican vote of the North, inasmuch as, although living in a slave State, and a slaveholder by inheritance, he has freed his slaves, and has thus practically real ized hia attachment to what is understood to be the Republican theory. They also allege that he is sound upon tbe tariff question, sound upon the Pacific Kail road, and eminently 'conservative in all his views. -r" But the friends of Mr. Seward sre an daunted and untiring. They assert that he is entitled to the nomination to the first office of .theAmerican people, because be is the rep4?ntative of the Republican idea i and sopth to say greatly slandered as be baa beeo, he-is, in fact and in deed, among the most liberal and enlightened men in the Congress of tbe United States. I bad tbe pleasure, some evenings ago, in a mixed company, to meet Mr. Seward, for the the third time in my life, face to face, and to hear him describe his Euro pean tour." Mr. Seward is quite original and inteiesting in his descriptions of his experience m Europe. He dre.v a con trast between the leaders of the Uritisn Parliament and the leaders of the American Parliament, and I was much struck with the manner in which he confronted Brougham, and Stanley, and Disraeli, and others, with those whom he had se lected aa their counterparts in the United States. If he "would only, before an au dience of his countrymen, repeat what 1 heard him say the other evening, he would confer a great benefit upon our people. . , . , Mr. Seward has many warm and at tached friends, and I believe if he were elected President, he wonld disappoint alike those who think he is disposed to overthrow the institutions of the Sooth, and those who believe he is devoted to extreme abolition doctrines. Then we have General Cameron, of Pennsylvania, who, let me do justice to say, ia suppoited by a large number of leading men throughout the country. His history is one of energy, snd enter prise, and pluck, and although he defeat ed yon for Che Senate, I do not think it would lecome you to deny the qualities that everybody concedes to bim. Hon. John M. Read, one of the Justi ces of the Supreme Court of Pennsylva nia, is also favorably regarded by many as a candidate who may coraen as a com promise after the chief aspirants have been defated. Mr. Read is a jurist of great intellect, and of spotless personal character. Gov. Chase, of Ohio, has many adhe rents ; Gov. Banks, ' of Massachusetts, has his friends ; John Bell, of Tennessee, is presented as a sort of Union candidate; and even General Scott is being named in certain quarters as an avialability at hand, if all things should fail. The Southern Opposition are looking to Bates and Bell, and you will perceive that the Constitntional Union party have fixed npon the ninth of May, and Balti more as the place for the holding of their Convention. This movement is intended to anticipate Chicago, and take advan tage of all the dissensions that may grow out of the Charleston Convention. They expect to suggest a candidate for Chicago, and they will unqnestionably have a large representation of national men present. Corrtipondtnce of the Philadelphia Prett. Homestead Bill. Wasbingtox, March 12. The Homestead bill which passed the House to-day, provides that any person who is the head of a family, or who has arrived at the age of 21 years, and is a citizen of the United States, or who shall have declared hia intentions to become such ; shall be entitled to enter free of cost one hundred and sixty (160) acres of public land, upon which such persen may have fixed a pre eruption claim, which may at the time such application ia made be subject to pre-emption at a dollar and a qnarter or less per acre, or eighty acres at two and a half dollars per acre. No certificate or patent is to be issued until the expiration of five years from the date of entry, and on payment of 10 dollars, rights are secured to the ac tual settler to issue to heirs and devices The lands acquired, which are then in no event, to become liable for the satisfac tion of any debts contracted prior to the issue of tbe patent From Washington. Washington, March 16. The Homestead Bill, which passed the House, wss referred, in the senate, to tbe Committee on Public Lands. That Com mittee recommended the striking oat of tbe enacting clause, and inserting th bill drafted by Mr. Johnson, of lenn. Mr. Johnson's bill excludes among those who shall have the benefit of th pubnc lands, single men over twenty-on vesrs of aire. widows witbout children, and foreigners who msy declare their intentions after th passage of th bill, and only alio those who are recipients of lands under tbe bill to receive alternate sections. The House bill include the parti' named above. . It is said the Republicans will accept Johnson s bill u tbey cannot get that one which passed tb House. A Retobucax Tsicmth is Wyaxdot. Tbs Republicans of Wyandot triumph ed in the municipal election held in that city on Tuesday last, electing their whole ticket by 40 majority. Mr.McMath aays it's all owing to local issues. It looks to us a little aa though McMath's pro-alav-ry vote had produced a healthy home reaction. Lmwrtnet Jtepublicon. Every member of Congress who voted sgainst the Homestead bill represents a slsveholding constituency, while th only Southerner who voted for it was Mr. Craig of Missouri. Th vote was 114 to 66. Only two Bnshananites were, on the affirmative aids. The Passage between Messrs. Davis and Van Wyck. The following is the report of the oc currence in tbe Globe : Mr. Vsn Wyck Sir, I indulge in no unkind remark to wound th feelings of any man, bnt the charge must be met, and history vindicated, let the conse quences fall where and as tbey may. One other gentleman spoke of Massachusetts burning witches in the ancient times. Does he not know tha your own people burn slaves at the stake, and it seems to waken no horrot in your minds. Mr. Davis of Miss, (interrupting) I pronounce the gentlem in a liar and scoun drel. I pronounce the gentleman' asser tion false utterly false. Mr. Van Wyck my time is short, snd I hope not to be interrupted. Mr. Davis of Miss. You have no right to utter such foul snd false slanders. Mr. Gartrell I rise to a point of or der. It is thst no member upen this floor has a right to libel the people of any section of this country, and then deny the representatives of that people tbe right to reply. I pronounce the assertion made by the gentleman false and unfounded. Cries of "Order" on the Republican side. Mr. Van Wyck I hare heard such words before, and am not to be disturbed nor interfered with by any Mastering of that sort. I sm not here to libel any part of the Union. Mr. Davis of Miss. Will you go out-! side the District of Columbia and test the question of petsonal courage with any Southern man ? Mr. Van Wyck I travel anywhere, and without fear of any ons. Fr the first eight weeks of this sai"n you stood npon this floor continually IsUIioaj the North and the people of lie ft States, charging them with treason and all man ner of crimes ; and now you are thrown into a great rage when I tell you a few facts. Mr. Davis of Miss. Mr. Chairman The Chair The gentleman from New York cannot be interrupted except by a point of order, and the Chair appeals to the gentlemen of the Committee not to violate the rules of the ISuse. The Chair trusts they will not do so. Mr. Davis of Miss. I shall observe them. Sir, if others do not ; bat I cer tainly will not permit Southern people to be slandered. ' Mr. Van Wyck If gentlemen are so sensitive in regard to their own feeling, I ask them to be as sensitive as to the feelings of others ; if they were, we wonld not have had such wholesale de nunciations of the people of the North, as we had during the first eight weeks of this session. J. S. P. Washington Items. . Washhgtoh, March 13. The government has been informed that the steamer Brooklyn, at Norfolk, is now ready for sea. Minister McLane will probably leave here on Thursday for Vera Crux. It ia considered important that he should reach there as soon as possible, in view of the reported intention of the Miramon party to blockade that port, which will certainly be resitted on the part of th United States. Col. Forney ssys the rnmors thst Mr. Boynton has absconded with a portion of the funds of the Houa-of.lpTeaentatives, is not true. . Not a dollar of the money entrusted to the Clerk, ever reached his hands. The North American Telegraph Asao nation bave been in session in this city for several days. They " have succeeded in effecting arrangements to construct line to California, provided Congress snail authorize a contract for the Govern ment business for ten years, at the Ion price of $50,000. The House Committees on Elections, upon application of counsel of Mr. Bar rett, whose seat is centested by Mr. Blair have granted them until 1 hursday, to prepare their preliminary motion, before testimony taken by Mr. Bluircan be con sidered. There is a fair prospect that Kansas will be admitted" this session under the Wyandot Constitution. Tbe lowest estimates of the cost of ta king the census this year, is "81,500,000 It will probably reach 92.000,000. From WahiBgtoau Washwotcn, March 18. There was an adjourned meetiutr of Congressmen from Mississippi, Alabama and Sontb Carolina to night, in eon nection with a proposition fer a Southern Convention, to be held in Jane, South Carolina, it will be remembered, excited the movement. Virginia declines to participate in it, snd Mississippi and Al abama approved and arranged for the ap pointment of delegates, but the South Carolina Legislator adjourned without any such action. It is understood that lb object of the meeting was to agree up on some plsn by which attention from the last named State can be secured, although ho formal proposition was adopted. The majority inclined to th opinion that the Uovernor of South Carolina should i sembl th Legislature of that State to select delegates, and of this h will prob ably soon be informed. From Baltimore. Baltimore, March 17. A gentleman just from Washington says that the feeling of the Democratic National Committee strongly favors hav ing tbe National Democratic Convention meet at Baltimore, as it appears 6b be impossible for the large masses of the peo ple likely to attend to get eccommoda tionsat Charleston, even at exorbitant prices. Prominent citizens offer to furn ish the Maryland Institute, and several other large halls, for the Committee rooms, delegations, &c, free of cost, snd all the hotels and eating houses hsve msde a pledge to make no advance in rates. Tbe citizens, also, without die tinction of party, will throw open their doors for tbe accommodation of tb vast crowds. As a further inducement, tbe Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, and those connected with it from th West, will re duce the rates of fare one-half. Tbe Cincinnati Times classifies tb four delegates to Chicago from Hamilton county, elected on tbe 22d. as "three for Bates and on for Chase." The delegates to the Chicago Conven tion from ShariAna Ttulnrt in OK in are instructed to go tor Chase, as their first choice. Eon. Mr. Seward on the Admission of Kansas. Mr. Seward presented a memorial of the Legislature of Kansas, praying for ad mission into the Union. Mr. Seward then spoke : He opened by remarking on the evils of slavery. Labor, either of fellowmen, or of slaves, was tbe cardinal necessity of society. Some States have one kind, and aome tbe other. The Slave State strikes down and afldcts to extinguish th personality of tbe laborer, not only as a member of the political body, bnt also as a parent, husband, child, neighbor, or friend. He thna becomes, in a political view, merely property, without moral capacity, and without domestic, moral, or social rela tions, duties, rights or remedies, a chat tel, an object or bargain, sale, gift, in heritance or theft. Tbe States protect not the slave as a man. but the capital of another man, which he represents ia contrast. Mr. Seward reviewed the condition of the free laborer and the Free States. He said the State that repels slavery, encour ages the laborer by maintaining and de veloping his national personality in all the rights and faculties of manhood, and with the privilege of citizenship. He thought he might not inaccurately call the Slave States "capital Stales." In the opinion of Mr. S., the fathers of the Republic adjusted tbe slavery question, ao that it might have given us much less than our present disquiet, had not cir cumstances afterwards occurred which they had not clearly foreseen. He condemned the practice of slavery, and hoped for its discontinuance. They expressed this as a fundamental principle in the Declaration of Independence, that all men are created equal, and thought the Constitution recognued every human being not as capital, but as a person. Af ter giving a brief history of the settlement ot Louisiana 1 erritory, the speaker refer red to the question of Congress legisla ting for the teritones. The question of 1820 was identically the question of 13- 6U. Lie alluded to the conflict going on between freedom and slavery. The Dora ocratic party was generally found sup porting a policy of capital. He quoted instances Mr. Van Buren launched a prospective veto against the anticipated measure of removing slavery from the District of Columbia.' A Democratic Congress brought Texas into the Union, stipulating practicabilities for its future organization into four Slave States. Mr. Seward referred briefly to the re peal of the Missouri compromise and its effects npon ths Territory . of Kansas. Immediately after that event tbe Whig party went down, never to rise agaia, and the Republican party was organized. He spoke of the efforts of Democrats to make Kansas a Slave State, and to force it into the Union as such, and denounced that party's efforts to mask itself behind the battery of the bupreme Conrt. The same party was itself responsible for the act to subvert the free Republic of Nicar agna and open it to slavery and ths Afri can Slave TraJe. Mr. Seward said the Republican par ty embodies the popular protest and re action agaiust a policy which has been fastened upon nation by surprise, and which the reason and conscience of man kind condemn. He spoke of the coming ir residential campaign. aul tbe lU'publi cans holding to the principles of preven ting the Territories by Constitutional meana from becoming homes for slavery and polygamy. He said the policy of the Republican party was to stand by the freedom of speech and of th press. The speedy im proves ant of the pnblic domain by home stead laws, and it will encourage min ing, manufactures and International Commerce. He waa no assailant of States. All the States, were parcels of his own country. He said it was well and wisely arranged that the States were sovereign on the sunjett of slavery with in their own borders. He said that John Brown and bis associates acted on earnest though fatally erroneous convictions. He pronounced it an act of sedition and trea son, and criminal in just the extent that it affected the pnblic peace, and waa de structive of human life. He did not think anything aerious would grow out of tbe repeated threats to dissolve the Union. The Washington correspondent of the . Y. 1 ost, says : Mr. Douglas looses ground here daily, and one of hi most intimat friends wss heard to declare, a day or two since, that Mr. Douglas bad no expectation of the nomination. 1 hia canaot be true, bo ever. Tor tbe Illinois Senator ia a man of very sanguine, hopeful . temperament and constitution. He thinks, doubt ! that his chances sre fair at Charleston : if he did not he certainly would not have run the risk of ruining himself at the North by the delivery of such a speech as thst in reply to Mr. Seward. The frisnds of Mr. Doaglas, however, have professed y given up tbeir hopes of his nomination, . . . --i . i - bnt expect, ana aim to select me candi date, and be will doubtless be a Southern man. Thi Ciacus ktro Nioota Show.' Tbe most striking, comparison we have beard given between Seward and Douglas, wss at th dinner table a tew day since : Mr. Seward goes forth amongst the peo pie with his great show, snd excites the wonder and admiration ot the world, jur. Douglas follows him around (knowing full well be will go into the country,; and when the circus is out he cries to the dis- persinz crowd at the entrance of his two penny "nigger snow. o. Joe. srte Democrat. The death of John O. Boksr, a weal thy German merchant of New York, is announced. He was owner of th fa mous Daseeldorf gallery of paintings, which be sold to tbe Cosmopolitan Art Association a year or two since. He was also father of the celebrated "Mary Ann," whose freak of marrying her fath- era coachman, Jhn Deso. created snob a sensation in tbe fashionable world some two or three yesrs sine. ' The Opposition State Convention of Carolina, on tb Zil ulL, nominated Wm. A Graham fur the Presidency. Kenneth Rsynor mad a vigorous speech sgainst th Democracy. He said the Americans from North Carolina, is Con gress, should never have voted for a Dem ocrat to defeat a Republican, and landed Winter Davis for hia manly, in de Dea dest and patriotic conduct.. - 1 P.- e. EiOE. TheQuincy (HI.) -u-OLAVtftv III 1 ...7 Oct pnblican contains an acnn in. i w . bloody and fiendish ootrara at Lagrange, Mo.. roDD0.it. W.rl tbe Mississippi river,) by ptrt 7" a slavery Democratic ruffian, il .P"" of the outrage was a respectable p citizen of Lagrange, n.mi t- . Ifi Lagrange, nam! v. V Shaller. He has been a r-S. ' sonri for twelve yean, and .... v. , r twelve years, and sara h. k ated the Deraocratiet;!vl,,M1 wave voted the Democrat! ;!.- The offence of which he was th-t he had assisted alaves . W,i They .eized him on mere supiri0, without giv-ng him a trial Carri,.V !?' caps. 1 to the woods, fastened .... . . rope lron neck, and hnng him on a tree K. 3 i- ... oat ita uiui uuvnu ioi I Deo ent strip him naked snd most fiendish manner, with a rv-. will. Krnl. .n.I I .WM blood. nS iti( I ne day was extremely cold t d freezing, hi. v... ' the blood 1 pletely encrusted with purple ic. Alter naving almost killed him, ceased their torture and left, at curses on his head. II. im.i:. . , stteria escaped from Missonri. and crossing i river, presented himself at the koni rf hia brother-in law. Mr. Desbach, Quinry. a most horrible spectacle. Mr. Shaller declares that be new ta pered with slaves, as he could haviPro en if they had given him a trial-never helped any to escape, nor encouraged tbs escape of slaves. He has always beeg quiet citizen, bnt baa probably oted with tbe tyrant Democracy for the last Um -T Fort Stephensoji. Among themss. points of classic interest in north-westers Ohio, is old Fort Stephenson, at Ttt mont, made memorable by the gallant and successful defence of Col. Croghsn on the 2d Angnst. 1813. We W thst the site of the old Fort is now for ule and that a meeting of the citizens of Fr-' mont has been held to device means of pnr rhasing it. It is proposed to petitioathe Legislature for authority to levy a Ra cial tax on the property of the village until the grounds are paid for. Tha sits comprises six lots, which aie now offered for sale upon very reasonable terms. Toledo Blade. The Fort Wayne Times denounces Gov. Willard very severely for pardon ing ont of the Pennitentiary one Perry Randolph, of DeKalb county. Among the documents which secured the pardon is a "letter from Henry Monro, better known hereabouts as "Col." Monroe. The Col. saya hi pardon would be "en tirely gratifying to his friends, of which he has many in this county, a him end his father are the leaders the Dmo ermtie party in tltat umaty !" This lucid and patriotic appeal doubtless did tb business ! The President h.Tln .nnrn.l f it,. post-office bill it ia therefore now a law. A amended previous to it passage it sppropr ates 84,002.096 for supplying the deficiency in the revenue snd defrsying the expenses of the Dpartment for tbe year ending with June last, and towarJ the support of tbe Department for tbe fiscal year ending in June next 84.000.- 000. and a further snm of 8S.4OO.O0O. on payment of the salaries of th officers and clerks, transportation of mails, wrap ping paper, bags, stamps, dtc. Novel Celebratio or thi Twtirrr. fiecosn. Tliey celebrated the 22J ia Lexington. Va., with addresses and ads bate by a literary society. The qoestioa debated waa : "Ought tbe South adhere to the Cs ion in the event of the election of Wat. H. Seward to tlie Presidency V That's Southern patriotism to de bate, npon the anniversary of the birth of the Father of his Country, th ques tion whether the South ought to commit treason orfot. A Shaiip Transaction. An exchange papers states that a fellow in Venango county. Pa., profited in th following manner by the "oil excitement" nw pre vailing so extensively in the western and northwestern part of Pennsylvaaia. He bored a hole on his land, ponred a bar rel of oil in it, and then called his neigh bors to see the large yield. The result was thst he sold his Isnd for 82.000 ia cash, pocketed the money, oiled his boot snd "slid." Two-Edged. Non-intercourse is game two can play at. Certain Balti more firms hsve withdraws their sub scriptions and patronage frem the Bal timore Evening Patriot becaase that pa per sustained Mr. H. W. Dsvis' eoars in voting for Pennington. Certain Wes tern papers, we notice, are notifying Wes tern dealers of this fact, and urging them, when tbey go to Baltimore, not to pat ronize these ultra Southern merchants. Ma. Col. Memminger's hold bill while stopping at Richmond for th pur pose of dissolving tbe Union. asMaated to above nine hundred dollars, which was paid by the Virginia Legislature, after a little decent grumbling. No wonder ttal 8ootb Carolina i plucky, when her am bassador devours one negro per week os the average. A Disniienoir act sotMccb Ditto- Eire. The editor of Tennessee pep "r,: c l Waeannnt eonnteusncs Bewart, ew cause h is seonylrel snd T0"V"" W cannot countenance Douglas, osesos he is a scoundrel and oVatsr it a n,.i. f.wrwTwnt n Voenr- U.-Tb. Wheeling ( Va) J-jg-f contains the proceedings of a W" ean" meeting held ra Hancock ecty. Ta.. (th pan-baadle) which appoints delegates to a general" eoavtiet' held ia Wheeling on th. 24th ot J- . n . -Pti "Union Coa- vention." at Binghemton. contained is as many delegates as John iJroww soldiers at Harper's Terry-""-" without th "niggers." AV Journal. ' ' It is stated that an agent of th Dou i tti:u saw in ton with sixty thousand doHsr. w , expended in securing th nomfiiati ' Douglss at Charleston. meatioa A a iwuaa i a - rkatt. .1 death of Mrs. J5ii" widow of tberfbrstsd Dsvy Croc ia tbe seventy-fourth year of her eg Ah Atrocious