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- - " ' - :x " r . ..I I . T i - - - - .T.J.I !JK '" ' - --r-r ..-7-:- ,. .. t . ,.- t-.v? le-.l r.i v- i. mm i jOL. KILLER EDITOR 1XD f CBLISHERr THE CONSTITUTION AND THE UNION. i TERMS $?. FER II lDTifK. VOLUME III. NUMBER :38., WHITE CLOUD, KANSAS, THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 1860. '.si WHOLE NUMBER, H2 llftfiiil II I ''X' AAV'iw' JmJ ia: v (jnjin!! ix itfTr ofz. lllillil . irs- in fi Lrn it in uyrn j TOE TEE 6PEUTO. tub nniti twik ftvah Ban; w, taw mind kx (b th Uri"l blitk n, 44l-i ,TMuWiiik .'.''.: ' AiierkMdooh ! H km kt lickly fWa; Ai fty tkmfk tW tTMt, Aii Ika ftttliar ksil ld lia CM, iwnpiif rmrt, U Ik Mfty ktart, A iott to". i oriy bor, Dtml niM p in bd F all r'u i'T ' M '""'' winm OrlM la Ik n 7 I Min for the Eprin, wbra tb kirtl dull linf, iti ck wn hall awake aww lm; We kafe IiiteaeJ loaf fat tee aread-brkli waif. tti tke laraia at Ika craaiaf ham. Til a keaataeaa tiaaa wHea taa bada Stat bairat, Ati chtlaVlifc tba oaa( kaf ataauls Aaa eatefcee the drape of ta feaikt aboerer e iu mbiII aad nhretj kaadt! Wkea tke teaeVr pu fceb tba aoalk ria4 pua la in eaariot aaaen. Aai U Mather Faith, at the ysaaf P prior, H kink, Amri ket ia tohee f ina - m l"hia the eeboeaJ envaat, ox if ia 4raaaa, Xaraian ea u ita aakaewa borne, hti telh the tall rrerfs, at it aaward tpaada. That the fait Lady Ppriaf birth Ok. I jrira for the F prior lor tba balmy Fpriaf tVke loau like a fairy qeeen, M taacbeth the laaJ with a aiaclc mad. Till all keaateoM thiare am ear. I bar t he eat at tba eeHy 4awa, Wkea the aaetera lifbt ia aew, 'Meor the adon bora froat tba aceatad tbara, Aad the ebern of lilrer dew. Ok, I eaaaot tell boar my eaal doth ewell With aa inward haaploaee; Fer eiaiely te W ! a btia to aae. Fat the which mj God I kkni! Frea aa aakaowa eoarco comer a aamekst force, Which perradee my beinr throvk A joy aad a Iota, aad a rtrrartb (ram above, Aad I eeeia to be toad aaew Oi, coeir. thra, Ppriar let the wood-lark tint Let the iewerrt oio iu eye; Like the lark I'd ooer to the hearraa' bra floor Like the flower, raze ap to the eky! aitfmtSo Presidential ftaestion Oar Presiden ..." tial Candidates. It is bont time for the reserre in which our Republican press has been held, to begin to break away. There are many things saiii which need to be ex plained, or onr baric' will drift into some irresponMble current or baffling eddy be yond escape. A Presidential election is close upon at, and the preparation needs all the wisdom that oan be elicited by free consultation and in frank disclosure of opiaion and wishes. There is noth ing ia oar oljeeU which requires conceal -tnt or nnderhand movements of any wrt. The most open policy is clearly the widest, and, if we leave things in the hands of concealed intrigner. we shall certainly be defeated, or, what is worse, End ooraelves betrayed by oar chosen lead en. The object of the Republican party is well known and easily defined. It is to 'top the encroachments and redress the corruption, and curtail the political pow rof davery. For this we have come to gether out of different political parties, nd holding different creeds on all the old isne of the past generation. It is thir ' years since General Jackson met bis C ongress, and the qnestions of that day r either settled or forgotten, or thrnst wt of sight by the great present ques tion of the extension or repression of Wavery. We may differ ever so widely a those old matters, and be just aa good nd trne men in the Republican ranks. If we merely put down the present pro wvery Administration by pntting in one another name, just as much controlled y the slave interest, we shall gain noth ing. We have no idea of leaving things we found them in regard to this mat ter, ir we do not ask "indemnity for the past," we mean at least to get "se curity for the future." We want to change the tone of the Federal Govern ment in all its branches permanently. It w. therefore, of the utmost importance hat we should come into power when onr time arrives, in snch a wav as shall -rompiisn onr object, and make the lnS9.of dynasty enduring. The inangnration of a Rennbliean ear- wnraent will, 0f course, be followed by uesperate strueele of the derated w reaction. We have aeon nolitieal tion, under somewhat similar circura . three times snccessfol in 1828. nd 1852. If we wonld not win barren victory, we most be wise to we logons of those days, t .' . : Ao things in particnlar ought to be rrimveiw. The first ia this, that there wice u much gain in drawing off a o"i number of votes from the Demo' c party, as in gaining a like number '"Xa anr nthar tv.. "v.. :. . t,. i m. ue muvi ae .um pwmanency of the reform depends ?Po the extent to which we a- break 10 "Pon the rant. f Ant nntartAnifir m 'kenand disorganite effectually old Democratic party, j We . might ii"' h7 aeenring the aid of all the in vJr8flU the malignanta, the discontents: woat wjll it nmonnt to if we have the wemocratio oreaaiaatian , in iu fall and exasperated. by a defeat i OS UDOn ita marife'iioii arnramns . inedindmeiit of tba rvaonla t Dirtl TpoViic5nr'ly,Iak of the Tn T . were constant qnalitves. m ' wdom ia, treat them u merely casual or merely temporary agglomera tions, to be used while thev are cood. be respected while they are faithful to tueir protessea principles, and to be bro ken tip with a will as sooa as tbey degen erate into a mere scramble for rower. It is fcisy to prove that the Democratic party , as now organized, has abandon ed nearly every one of. the old Democrat ic principles, and is devoted ' to cen tralization and arbitrary administration. But the Democratic principles, as held by Jefferson and Jackson, are those of the body of the people of the United States, who will never, nnder any consideration, permanently nphold an administration that persistently tramples upon those principles. And it will be fatal to the Republican party if at any time they pur sue a course, either 'in the selection of candidates, or in proposed legislation, or in administration, which shall authorize Democrats to believe that we are a resur rection of Whiggery instead and in the name of a repression of slavery. A sus picion of snch secret intention will defeat ns in the election. The first development of snch a determination will dissolve the party in the very height of triumph. Ev ery step we take in a Whig policy will be a step towards the Whig destiny. It is evident, then, that the Republican party onght to select its Presidential can didates from among its own men, and not go outside of its own ranks nnder any consideration whatever. If those op ponents of the Administration who have no stable organization of their own are in earnest in what they profess they will have no difficulty in voting for snch men as we can present But if they insist up on our taking their men as the sole condi- . e . -II 1 . i i i lion oi ineir votes, it win mow mai mej are not sincere in their co-operation, but in fact had rather see the Democratic par ty succeed than allow a truly Republican Administration. To select onr candidates from among those who labored so earnest ly to defeat ns in 1856, would be degra ding as well as snicidal. If wo are wil ling to have a man who stands upon the same ground with Fillmore, how can we jnstify onrselves for not hawing voted for Fillmore the last time 7 lint, inileed, if we are willing to take snch a man now, we had best by all means take f illmore himself, with his prestige of experience and statesmanlike knowledge and hab its. But no real Republican ia willing to take the back track now when the tide of public feeling against the slave power is ranch higher than it ever was before. If the outsiders will vote with ns for our men. give them all due credit, and let them have their reward in the blessings of a renovated government and a eountry res cued from dishonor. If they will not do this, they might better defeat ns in the election than destroy ns after it, which they will be snre to do if we give the power into the hands of their men. With such men as bewarti, inase, Banks and Lincoln, and others in plenty, let na have two Republicans, representa- tative men, to vote for. .Let ns have can didates, fii-Kt of all who will nnite and consolidate onr own ranks, and prepare ns for further service. Better come out of the campaign as we did last time, united and consolidated, and fall of con fidence and resolution, though defeated, than to win a nominal victory, which shall leave the power in the hands of those who have no sympathy with ns, and ourselves disheartened and demoralized. Xew Tvrk Evening rtt. Howls of thk Discossolate. The Donelas orean at Washington howls most dismally over the great Republican triumph in organizing the House. It says : "The day, we fear, is lar distant wnen the voice of the South will be again heard in the organisation of the Hoase. We see enough to satisfy us that, as con trasted with the North, her strength in that body has departed forever. The submissionists within her own embraces have hastened this lamentable state of af faire. Thev rnev be properly denomina ted the Union-at-any-price politicians. They invite aggressive spirits to the per petration or acta oi aggreasieo, mu iuu prepare the way lor tueir own vassaiagn. It most he camfessed that the condition of the South is anything but assuring to her citizens at the present period, tv e can perceive nothing encouraging tor ner po- titicai security ieoming up euuer m : . . . ; -. i l the near or distant future." BaiTISR IxTERFEBENCE I . AxERICAH FoLmce. A correspondent of the N. T. Herald, writing from London, says : "The British government have determ ined to devote two hundred thousand ponndi sterling I something less than a million dollars) during the approaching Presidential canvasa in fomenting bad blood in the North and West against the South, in the hope thereby of producing a dissolution of the Union. I know this to be a fact : for I have it from' a person of nndonbted credibility, and I am only prevented from giving bis name from the certainty that it would involve him in the most serious difficulties, if not prove" his rum. ( . - - The three American papers of' Balti more each run up the name of a different Presidential favorite. The .Patriot is tor Hon. Edward Bates, and desires to aee him the regularlr nominated candidate of a united Opposition. North and South. The Clipper advocates the nomination of Hon. John iL Botts. The American is for Hon. John Bell, and gives aa extra dad review of his past political career. KAST OF THE QLEH. . ' . . BY CIIABLE8 G.ASTVA. - Baa anybody aewaoa far ywa, .'.'' ' Maiy the Cleat n - .... , Ia there a heart tkaft broke far jwa,".,., ... . Marr of the Gloat . I ha laada aad I bar loaaoa, " . ' . I hare fold aad cattle, too; ' i hare ah with feast iaaaoe ?. CoarrfTet 'x ' ' " Kobodr, air, baa tpoke for ate, t MaryoftheCIca; Then ie a heart lhart broke far are, Mare at tb Cleat Bat there ia Mac-ored Willi, - Who bbon with the aim, Who briar! the eweot poad-lil To Mary of the Oca! Do kaa aeitbor laada aor leaaaa, . Bat hi eheek it cherry red. Aad finer tbaa yoar flceea. Are tli carle apoa his brad; Aad thoarh h"a aoror rack for bo, 1 kaow be loros ara trao, e Aad hit heart waald be broke far at. If I ahoald marry too. i Removal of Gen. Jackson's Remains letter from A. Jackson, Jr. Gov. Harris, on Monday, sent a spe cial message to the Tennessee House of Representative!), inclosing the following letter from ilaj. Andrew Jackson, rem on strating against removing the remains of Gen. Jackson from the Hermitage. The Senate had already passed a bill for that purpose : Sea-So'no, Bat or St. Louis.) Shiklmborocoh, Feb. 22, 1860. Bit Excellency, Gov. Ilarri : Mr Dear bra : I was called from my old home the Hermitage, a few weeks since, to the South, my present residence, n some business, and expected to return before the adjournment of the present Leg islature, which, perhaps, I cannot do. 1 now write yon, Sir, for the purpose of expressing the dying sentiments of my venerated father to me, and Mrs. Jack- ton, just before his decease, as I perceive a movement has been made in the Ixgia latnre to have bis snd Mrs. Jackson's re mains removed to the- State Capitol grounds at Nashville. He called me and my wife np to his bed-side and said : "My son and danghter, it may become necessary for you to sell or dispose of the Hermitage grounds hereafter ; bnt I beg of you to let my remains and those of my dear wife remain together at the Her mitagea sacred spot to me there to rest in peace and quiet until the final day of judgment, when onr Lord and Master will call for us, etc., dec I have written you rather hastily. Gov ernor, upon the subject, and will you do me the favor to present the expression I have here used of the dying request of my father, to the members of the Legislature generally. Perhaps they may, under the circumstances, reconsider the matter. 1 trnst so. I nor any member of my fami ly have been consulted in the matter. Therefore we all earnestly and respectful ly protest against it. Oh, let his bones and fishes repose at his own chosen and loved Hermitage. Do plead with the members about it ; and oblige your dis tressed friend and Obedient servant, AVDREW JaCKSOX. The following resolution was offered in the Senate of the United States on the 7th innt., by Mr. Wilson, but was laid on the table: Retained, That a Committee of- be appointed to inquire into the extent of the patronage of the President of the United States resulting from the power of removal and appointment to office, and to that end to inqnire and report the num ber of offices or places of trust and prom under the control of the President, exclu sive of those of the army and navy, and including such aa are under the control of Heads of departments, subordinate or in ferior officers, with the amonnt paid to those who are appointed to such offices bv the President or otherwise : and fur ther to inquire whether, if in any, and in what cases, such power and patronage have been exerted or attempted to be ex erted or exercised to influence the legis lation of Congress or to direct, control, or influence the votes or conduct of othce holders or others in the elections of States or Territories. ; The Rabbi Raphael, who opened the session with prayer on the day of Pen nington s election, is a good iiepnblican, an accomplished scholar, and an eminent divine in the Hebrew persuasion. His was the first prayer ever offered in Con gress by I Hebrew Rabbi. The clergy of all other denominations have repeated ly officiated. The credit of having the Hebrew religion placed on an equal foot ing in the chaplaincy is doe to the Hon. Schuyler Colfax, of Indiana, who inter posed with the Clerk,' and insisted that the invitation extended to the clergy should include the Hebrew denomina tion. ; ,:t --. ' -..-' Mr. Wilson's resolution, introduced in the United States Senate yesterday, is the first step towards potting President Buch anan directly on trial before the people, according to the programme heretofore v. - 3 announces., xt propoweu w umu p this business in the House; between three or four official committees, ' Develop ments of a character ruinous td the Dem ocratic party may be anticipated," posai blv resnltinff ia the President'! impeach ment. . !- ; j Helper's copy right of the "Impending Crisis,", realises for him about $500 a week, and one week's rtciepta amounted to $525. : Correcpondence of ttN-' YTrikane.J :; Mr. Bates Vindicated as Republican. Washihotoh, Saturday, March 2.' 1860. Every candid man in inq, uatry must admit that the Tribune, has treated the names of gentlemen proposed as .Repub lican candidates for the Presidency , with singular fairness and , jasttte. IC any thing can secure unanimity -and, a happy result of the deliberations of the Nation al Republican Convention at Chicago, the course it is pursuing will certainly ucceed. Bat as a friend of Edward Bates, I bae somewhat against the Tribune. I will easily convince yon that yoff have not done Mr. Bates justice in admitting that any man in the nation is more thor oughly than he a representative .of the principlet of the Republican party. Yonr language on this subject has been about this : "If the Republicans deem them selves snfficientlv stronar to carry their candidate by the mere force of their prin ciples and their sole party organization, then Mr. Seward or Mr. Chase should be the nominee at Chicago. But if there is doubt of success in presenting purely Re publican candidates, then it wonld be the part of wisdom to nominate Mr. isatee, who hat not been identified vith the Re publican party, bnt who will be cordial ly supported by the Oppositionof Mis souri, and by thousands of others whose votes on onr aide could not otherwise be obtained." It is upon this that the editors of the New York Courier and Enqnirer and of the Abendaeitung have charged you with a willingness to sacrifice the principles of the Republican party merely for the gross and nn worthy end of obtain ing possession of the offices of the Gov ernment. Let me ask you in what particular Mr. Bates ia not as trnly and purely a repre sentative of the principles of the Repub lican party as Mr. Chase, or Mr. . Seward himself? I understand that the cardinal principle of the Republican party is op position to the extension of slavery over the Territories. Mr. Bates has stood np on that principle always, and as unswer vingly as any man in the nation. He has opposed, and does oppose, the slavery propagandixm of the Democratic pirty as sternly aa Mr. Chase, Mr. Seward, or any Repubhcnn living, iiut if itepnon- canism means more than mere opposition to the extension of slavery which is a sort of negative position if it means an enlightened and Christian protest against the institution itseir, as a "relic ot bar barism," let me ask you who more nobly represents that Republican idea than Ed ward Dates ot Missouri, who. born to tue heritage of slavery, and swathed from his cradle in the prejudices in favor of the slave system, yet had the moral ken to see through its pernicious nature, and the moral courage, amid a slavehoMing peo ple, to uncoil the folds of the hydra frem around his household, and stand forth an emancipationist in practice years before the great lighta of the "Republican par ty," such as Mr. Seward and Mr. Chase, had elevated the grounds of emancipation into illustrious political principles! Why, twenty years ago, twenty years be- j fore the present Republican party was formed or thought of, Edward Bates held and was quietly working out in practice the fundamental principles of Repnbli- canism. Jlr. uates is imteeu one oi me Fathers of the Faith, of which Mr. Sew ard and Mr. Chase are certainly honored and -able apostles. Bnt let me ask further, in order to ar rive at the true lustre of Mr. Bate's posi tion Does Republicanism mean even something more than the non-extension of slavery, and something more than a protest against the institution itself as a "relic of barbarism ?" Does it mean, al so, a positive vindication of free labor, as the only honest agency by which a man may elevate himself in society f Then what is the record of Mr. Bates on this point ? Not only did he emancipate all the slaves that ever came into his posses sion, but he did it wisely snd humanely, aa a well-considered scheme or life. He did not turn them adrift, ignorant, help less, and unprovided for, to become pan -pen and a pest to society, but he careful ly instructed them, and prepared them for freedom, and established them as well as he could in life, so that they might be self-supporting, and useful to society. And one or them, at least an lnteuigeni bov he educated thoroughly, and sent to Liberia, to be what he reaHy is a missionary of civilization and Christian ity among the heathen tribes of his kin dred race. While Jlr. .Bates was aoing this work of humanity for a dependent class by his unaided free labor, he was at the same time rearing and educating oae of the largest families of his own that God ordinarily gives to men. i Excuse me that I mention here the par ticnlar fact that the wife of Mr. Bates, m Sonth Carolina lady, has borne him in their long married life seventeen children, eight of whom survive.. Consider .these two families. Sir, the . white and .Mark, that Mr. Bates' has provided . for. as a Christian . father aEd philanthropit, and tell me what citizen' of this great Repub lic has more gloriously illustrated the dignity and power of fres) labor t Is it any svonder thai Mr. Bates has always been poor too poor , to be a politician and an office aeeker-4oo poor to occupy a seat in Congress and ia Cabinets, which be bad the opportnnity!to"oconpy, hot declined because bo bad "work: i. to do," and coo Id not afford to bold offics ? Let any madid and trnhearti man- in the world consider the relative efforts of Mr. Bates, Mr. Chase, and Mr. Seward, to ward effecting a wise and Christian solu tion of the great problem of human slave ry in our Government, and the compara tive trying circumstances of their individ ual relations to it, and my word for- it, he wiD hail,Mr. Bates as a very Paul among the apostles of Republicanism the true ' Jeffersonian Republicanism, which it is Vie desire and purpott of the present Republican party to retort. And Mr. Chase and Mr. Seward will hail this award with manly pride and fraternal sympathy. Mr. Bates may not be the man to lead the Republicans in the next canvass, thonghyon and I might hold that for many good reasons he should be, not the least of which is the absolute certainty of bis election, if he should be the nominee at Chicago. But if he is not selected as the standard bearer, let it not be said that it is because he is not identified with the Republican party, and is no fit represen tative of its principles. By putting aside Mr. Bates on such gronnas, the Iiepnbli can party would be doing a grievous wrong to itself, anl a flagrant injus ties to one of the most illustrious ftdvo cates of human freedom, and vindicator of the power and duty of free labor, that this age has produced. Mr. Bates is gloriously identified with certain princi ples' in regard to slavery and freedom. If they are not the principles of Republi canism, to much the wrtt for the Repub lican party. If we should find in some distant, iso lated, and unbelieving community, where there was no Church, no Priest, and no Sacraments, a solitary man who was de vout and God-fearing, and who manifes ted in all his life a true piety, and the graces of justice and charity toward his fellow men, would we not call that man a Christian ? And with what feelings would we be moved, if we should see any more fortunate Christian brothers, folded in the bosom of their Chnreh and enjoying the benefits of its organization, refuse the right hand of fellowship to this lone dis ciple on the ground that be was "not a member of the Church," and could not therefore claim to be identified with or to be a representative of the principles of the Christian religion 7 In this illustra tion. yon miy easily perceive the relation of Mr. Dates to the Republican party. Cut it is nrged that Mr. Bates did not support Fremont in 1856, and this is considered an objection by a few. It should be remembered, in explanation of this fact, if it be considered of any im portance as compared with the hazard of losing the Presidential election this year, that there was no organized Republican party in Missouri in 185C,and consequent ly no electoral ticket for Mr Fremont. Rut if there had been snch a ticket, and Mr. Bates had voted for it, it wonld have been a mere formality, for it could have had no effect whatever on the canvass in that State in that year. You have now the grounds on which I protest against any secondary position be ing assigned to Mr. Bates among the rep resentatives of pure and exalted Repub licanism. I advance him to the foremost rank of the leaders of the great Opposi tion army that will move this year against the trained bands of a veteran and des potic Democracy. Now, a word or two to the editor of the New York Courier and Enquirer, who, in his unfair oppositien to Mr. Bates, "bolting his nomination in advance" may be considered a representative man. The editor says, substantially, that he "will never agree to sacrifice principle by accepting as a candidate for the Presi dency either Bates, Bell or Crittenden, or any man who did not support Fre mont in 1858. But that, if either'of the gentlemen named shall be willing to ac cept the Vice Presidency on the Repnbli can ticket, the editor will cheerfnlly grant it." Now, a principle is a principle no more, no less and the grade of the office in this case no more affects the vir tue of the principle than the amount of the taxation without representation in our colonial state, affected the question of its justice, and the propriety of resis tance. Any departure from principle kills it. Snppoee that the editor of the Courier and Enquirer should vindicate his "prin ciples" by rejecting Mr. Bates as a can didate for President at Chicago, and should nominate Mr. Seward for Presi dent, and Mr. Crittenden for Vice Presi dent And suppose that, soon after their presumed election, Mr. Seward should unfortunately die, and Mr. Crittenden succeeded to the Presidency. We would have a wise and patriotic President, to be snre j but how much Republicanism wonld the editor of the Conner and En quirer find in the incumbent of the White House? Where would the vital and indespensible "principles" exist, that were so immaculate and inviolable that a man like Mr. Bales, grown poor and gray in" their ' aelf-aacrificing practice, amid gainsaying world, had been im molated at Chicago to appease their rig orous demands ? I willingly leave the public to it judgement, as between the course of theTribnne and the Conner, ia the matter of vindicating the principles f Republicanism. J' A MrSSOCM tMAHCIPATIOTOT. ' 1 ' The Louisville. Journal calls upon the Southern cities Charleston, and Rich mond to hold meetings in reponse tdi the i . -: t .1: J mrtinn' r 'PViiTeuT!. bia and "Boston. Thev won't do it. They don't want northern trade. V .t Knowing ones in Washington, predict another war with Mexico. THE ANGEL'S WESO. BV SAML EL LOTER. t TVere a Cmaa eapentitio. that wkea a redden ileae take alar la a ooaapaay, aa aarel at that aieaatai Btake a rtreait arooad them, aad tho tret aareoa who breaks the aileacr, la aarioid to bar beoa toarhed by th wiar of the ear ph. For tho aaraaaa of piilfy. I have tboafbt I wo anoaa preferable to many, ia iUnittml' inf tbie rery beaatifol eoperttitioa.) nha b? the rrcntnjr'a ,ulet Ufht Tbrr ait two eila! lon. They aaj, whit ia aocb uaaqoil plight, Aa anrvl maud them Lorert: Aad faith Mill, old Ureada tell Th Cnt who ttaaka th tilmt epn. To aay a aoft aad pleating thief. Rath fth th paasiar tn-rlt wiaf . Thai a aioain aiiattrrl ttnyed By the Saeaajr ocean, Gaainf oa a kirely aaald. With a bard'l derottoa Tot bia km be acre epoko, Till aow th aibat apetl ho btoavt Th biddeo fla to flaaea did eaoiaf, Fanaed by th puoiaf aafol't wiaf. I bit bread iho well aad loaf. With krro ot Hrarea'e wa Belief Tbia i act a poet'i eoaf , Bat a tree heart epeohlaf. 1 will km the. Mill aalired! Re felt h anoka aa aa laepirad; Th word did float Tratb'e foaataia aarlaf, L'awakraad by tho ear!"! wiaf! Bike at th ataidaa fan, Her koiy tor Her eaakiaf ; Aad by her bleak, a keew fall well TW dawa ef oa waa kraaklaf . It eaaa like laaohiao a'et kia heart! Re felt that they ahoald aeror part Fh epok aad ah! the kmly thief Had fall th paisief aajoCb wiaf! Preiidential Candidates. The number of candidates for the Presidency, especially on the Republican side, seems to be rapidly increasing. An appeal has been issued by a committee appointed for that purpose in New Jersey, nominating Wm. L. Dayton, and setting forth at length the manifold reasons which commend him to the support of the Re publican party. He waa their candidate for Vice President iu 1856, it will be re membered, but failed to carry his own State. His indentification with the old Whig party, and with the schema of pro tective tariffs, is cited by these gentlemen as reasons for bis nomination. The Peo ple's party in Pennsylvania, meantime which is invited by the Republicans' call to send delegates to Chicago pronoun ces in favor of Senator Cameron, and will doubtless urge him upon the National Convention. V e doubt however, wheth er this movement aims at anything more than to promote the chances of his nom ination for the Vice Presidency, and it is possibly intended mainly to prevent the party in Pennsylvania from being com mitted to any of the other candidates al ready in the field. The Chicago Press and Tribune nominates Abe Lincoln, who was Jndge Donglaa cnsnccessfnl compe titor for the Senate in the last canvass snd the Missouri Democrat, the Republi can organ of Misouri, presses the nomin ation of Judge Bates. Concerning the opinions of the latter on the various political topics of the day, the Democrat says : "He is wedded to the cause of ree Labor, both in opinion and practice. He denies that the Constitution extendi sla very over the Territories ; he declares that slavery shall not be permitted to en ter any Territory which was free soil acqiired by the United States, or which became free at any period subsequent to its acquisition ', that no power but Con gress can plant slavery on such soil ; snd that the Dred Scott decision merely de fines the constitutional ttatut of the ne gro the discursive essays of the Justices which accompanied the rendering, or the decision being, in bis opinion, mere leathor and prunella, possesing ne intrin sic weight, and entitled to no extraordina ry consideration, either legally or politi- " "JJnt Mr. Dates rejects the motto "io more Slave States." He argues that neith er public policy, precedent, nor the. Con stitution, authorizes Congress or the Ex ecutive to discriminate between Free and Slave States, in their application for ad mission into the L nion ; 'and in this we fully concur with him. The policy which received the sanction of the founders of the Republic, and which waa carried out by Jefferson himself, needs no defense and .may dispenso with eulogy. "Such are the opinions or Jlr. Lates, on the relation of slavery to the Territo ries from their organization to their ad mission as States in the Lmon. for the rest, his opinions are snch aa might be in ferred from his former political associa tions, tie is a protectionist, wuicn we retrret: ia favor of the improvement of lake and river navigation by the General Gov ernment ; emphatically in favor of a rail road to the Pacific, on any route which Congress may choose; opposed to the eonaoldatioa of the mongrel populations of Spanibh America with the people of the United States ; and in favor or gov ern ins our international relations by the principles of public Isw, not by the code of pirates, lie bas all that horror oi sla very agitation and all that devotion to the Union which distinguished old Whigs hi have not turned National JJetno crats." " - ' ' . - The Chicago Press insists that , the newspapers shall cease to set forth Judge R '. nniniAM nn Ina liatrialf ' and rails UD- on him to define bis position for himself. Tl is is not at mil nnreaeonble. and we Drarume that Judge Bates will concede as much, claiming only tho selection of his own" time and manner for making snob an exposition. Still, we Lave little doubt that his sentiments are very accu rately set forth by the Democrat, as they were also some weeks since by the Newt, in an article which at the time of its ap pearance, excited general attention and comment. Judge Dates is by no means a taciturn gentleman, nor is he in the lab it of making any mystery or throwing any concealment over his opinions npon any of the controverted questions of the dsy. He discusses them all with perfect freedom, with any one who dares to know" them and the editors of the St." Lonvs journals in question are not likely to im pute opinions to him without good and substantial ground for so doing. The Courier and Enqnirer has already threatened, on its own behalf and that of those for whom it speak., to bolt" if Judge Bates is nominated not on the ground of any difference in principle, bnt becane lie supported Mr. Fillmore in 1856. We see no reference to this charge in any of the journals which advocate his nomination. It is probably true, and will have more or less influence, especial ly with that very large class of politicians who do not adopt the Courier's motto, "Principles, not Men." Indeed, under the modern interpretation of those words, the motto in question is very generally end justly distrusted as false in sentiment and very mischievioua in ita effect " Principle" has come to mean platform and certainly good government depends ranch more npon the character of the men who wield its powers than npon the plat forms on which tbey profess to stand. We would much rather have a good man for President without any platform or "principles," than a reckless, unscrupu lous, intriguing politican, on the best plat form ever invented. Bnt ir due time we shall probably re ceive some definite and authoritative ex position from Judge Bates himself, of his political opinions and position. .Vnt Fork Timet. A Seutaern View of Stephen A. Dong las. The friends of Mr. Douglas ara pub- . lishing two different editions of a letter of the late General Quitman, one intended for the North and the other for the Soath; both commending Douglas, and expres sing a strong desire to see him President or the Unite 1 States. The one published at tho Sonth by the Natchea Free Tra der, affirms that Donglas opposes the abominable principle of squatter sover eignty, and iuMsts that slavery shall be protected in the territories. The other edition of the letter, intended for the North, and pnblished in the Cincinnati Enqnirer, omits the entire passage con taining this statement of Donglas' opin ions, and adds some other parts of the same letter eulogizing Douglas. The in dustry of Mr. Buchanan's organ at Washington has brought these two edi tions tegether collated them, as scholars call it and invited its readers to com pare them. We copy the one intended for Southern resders : Next Fork Pott. Eat. aflethrrpablialm ia Xalchai Tn Tivdw. Washihotox, March 24. 1850. , Mr Deab Sib: I U- Iieve that at this day the Northern De mocracy are sounder and more reliable on the slavery cnettion than thev have ever been. The Kansas bill bas driven offal' tke compromisers, and left thosa that remain no alternative bet a full vin dication of our whole rights. I believe, therefore, they will prefer a bold, ultra Southerner to a renegade. In a short conversation with Mr. Doug las, yesterday, he laid to me that what he most feared teat that timid Soullurn men vould fall bad. I shall be content with Buchanan, and will sustain Pierce, if nominated. It ia also my interest to be non-committal ; but when I write to an old friend liko yourself, I will be frank. My preference is for Douglas. He is bold, fearless snd self-reliant Were he selected, be would be President He would not come into office with a body .guard of old fogies snd politicians, ready to seise upon all the offices. He ia true to the South. II demandt not only tie utt and enjoyment of the common territory for their proper' ty but insist t on iis protection there. To him we are indebted for the Kansas bill, which now presents the points of contact He is the true representative of this prin ciple, end oppose! the abominable prim' tiple of squatter tovtrtignly. j , Your friend. J. A. QUITMAN.' ' . The New Orleans Crescent thinks that Secretary of State, Richard Realf, the saint in the South and the sinner in the North, waa born under the luckiest star which ever presided in the natal moment of a scamp. A little of . everything in Logland, aa Abolitionist and insurrec tionist in the North, a Catholic and pro-slsverr proselyte in New Orleans, a Jesuit student in Mobile, a student for the Methodist ministry in Texas, aad a trai tor everywhere to his previous professions, a low swindler and a high art enthusiast. be has esesped a thousand merited "dan gers ; and now, protected by the .vary law to which he bas forfeited liberty, if not Iife.be luxuriates in a notoriety which is very grateful to him, is an important witness before the august tribunal of tho Sonata of the United btatee, and . thnrea on an income derived from the evil be has done. ' -. i ,; . The Richmond Enquirer gives it asTits, , deliberate conviction that nnleas" Gov.' Wise be the Charleston position will elect their President Wn thick they'll do it any boyt.-td:imri. Patriot.