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HL IIILU, - - - - - EDITOR.
VHITX CLOUD, Z ASS AS: TtirsJij: : : : : : BI17 19, i860. . About Played Out. It i amusing to notice with what wa Vum soms of the pipers of Kimu speak of tbs feet that ber delegatee are istnrnc Ud for Ssward, aa if tbat.ia all that ia rs qnirsd to pnt him throngh. Especial dependence ia placed upon the influence of Mr, Phillip, who, it ia asserted, waa tbs popular eorreepondent of the New York Tribune in fact, the inference ia left that Mr. Phniipe' letter gave the Tribune a major portion of ita popularity ; while the truth ia, the fact of these letter being in tba Tribune, waa the only thing that caused tbem to be read by any respectable number of people. We hardly think, when it eomea to the Chicago Convention. that Phillip can get up with his osaal self-aasaraoce, and command how this sad that ahall be done, and the Conven tion meekly say MYee," and "glory to Phillip,' aa is the practice here in Kan aa. ... The fact is, Kansas haa been spoiled. Bba furnished all the capital for the last Presidential campaign, which haa led torn of ber most zcalons people to im agine that ha haa only to express ber wish, and the great Republican party of the nation will obey. They seem to think that, aa her dancing has so delighted the politicians, ahe haa only to ask, and the Chicago Convention will aend her the bead of the Republican party on a char ger. But let ns suggest that Kansas is almost played out. It is folly to suppose that the Delegates from the great Stites of the Union will resign their will to the Kansas Delegates, to propitiate her three electoral votes and those three votes by no means certain to be included in the great count. There will be other inter eats to be considered ; and Kansas, if ahe is allowed a voice in the Convention at all. may be thankful if she possesses an influence in proportion to the number of her vote. As a great political hobby, Kansas has bad her day ; and the sooner her ardent people realize this fact, quietly subside to to tba station of common folks, and seek for favor and influence only upon their merits, the better it will be for them. Tub Chablestoh Fizzle. The Dem ocratic Convention at Charleston has pro ven a magnificent fizzle. After the aeces aion of Southerners, the two-thirls ruled conld not be rescinded by the Convention proper, and about sixty balloting! were had, Douglaa receiving less votes on the laat ballot than he did on the first. The Convention then adjourned, to meet at Baltimore, in June. The Seeeders Convention adjourned sine die, after rec ommending the Southern States to sp point Delegates to a Convention to be held at Richmond. 8ome of them con tended that they still had a right to meet with the other Convention at Baltimore, and proposed io do so, and to endeavor again to accomplish their ends. What will be the result of the Balimore Con vention, the Republican ticket then being in tbe field, it ia difficult to guess. They art in a bad snarl, and it is undoubtedly written that they are to be beautifully cleaned oat." New Codkterfeits. That black cal endar of coin and currency, Peteesors Coubteekit Detector, for May. has reached as, and gives the cheering news that counterfeit gold dollars have flooded tba City of Philadelphia of late, but may be detected by the absence of the word LntEETT, in small letters on th Indian's bead dress ; also that since the issue of the April number sixty-five new counter feit bank note have been put into circu lation. Three of these are on Pensylva Bin Baaka, via : Fivea of the Bank of Cheater Valley, Coatsville ; Fives of the Bank of Lawrence County, New Castle; and Five of the mechanics' Bank, Pitta- burg ; also a dangerous Five on the Sus sex Bank, New Jersey. ' ' "Dee Dectsch Cootaey." Tbe deck of the Emilie, wbich came np Wed nee day morning, was literally jammed with passengers. W learn that they were tba German colony from Western New York, which haa been aent out to settle at Arago, in Richardson County, Ne braska, where agenta soma time since purchased a large tract of land. That is th way to settle a country. These emi great will add largely to the industry and wealth of Richardson County, for we doubt not they have plenty of the "yellow hoya." t3T Bat short time ago, and with wiat a "vim every Donglas psper in tbe land paraded the little coincidence that the Charleston Convention wonld meet on the Little Giant's birth day. Since the Convention has proven a die graceful fizzle, we have heard but little concerting Douglaa -birth-day. We wonld call this little circumstance to the attention of member ef other parties, who are indulging in a similar species of nonsense. 'Attention is called to another column, where will be found notices of two mora excellent book issued from the publishing bona of George G. Evana, of Philadelphia, to be accompanied with j Gift. ! I Coming to tbe Rescue. Two weeks ago, it pleased as to give a few Oregon items, containing tome troths unpleasant to certain parties. Among Others, we touched np an individual who haa been making himself conspicuons as a Pro-Slavery mouther, while he never owned a nigger. We did this the more heartily, from the fact that be haa been for a long time paying particular atten tion to as and our concerns. Thst per son bad no acquaintance with as, and we certainly bad never done anything, di rectly or indirectly, to injure or offend him ; yet during two years past he haa seized upon every possible occasion, in crowda and on the streets, to bemean and abuse the Chief, and our self personally. These things, as a matter of course, came to oar ears, through friends, of whom, we are happy to say, we bare msny in Oregon. We let the fellow pass, bat treasured np his favors; and when he laid himself open in a matter of public concern, we gave bim a blizzard. There are others over there of the same stripe, who will be remembered at a fitting op portunity. Last week'a New come to the rescue of this person, in a column article, at tempting a reply to the Chief and a very flat attempt it is, too. The editor commence in a very calm, mild manner, but cannot help showing his teeth before be is throngh. The strong point in his argument is, that the individual allnded to ia in the last stsge of consumption. For that he is to be pitied ; bnt it does seem to as that it would better become a person in that condition to be preparing for death, instead of standing on the street corners, abasing one who never injared him, and attempting to incite a mob to commit personal violence upon peaceable neighbors, for daring to entertain opin ions at variance with his own. Yet the News takes np this msn's defence, know ing bim to be in the wrong. While we have onr hand in, we may as well air our sentiments generally. The Newa accuse as of meddling in the affair of its citizens: That's so oars is a free and independent paper, in favor of free sentiment and free speech ; and in its columns we will defend the rights of men who dsre to call their Bonis their own, against those who would oppress them, we care not whose citizens they are and especially shall we do this, when their home press is t-but sgsinst them. The News is edited by a vacillating, pliant, cringing, lickspittle tool of the nigger drivers, who will kick him out when they are done using him. He waa born and reared in a free atmosphere, and, we doubt not, taught the principles of free dom ; therefore, the more shame to him, that he has voluntarily become a tool, in order to curry favor with men who own niggers. Free State men are not allowed a decent hearing throngh the columns of the News. They have respectfully asked it. and have been peremptorily refused and all for fear of displeasing trader in human flesh. If need be, we can give name and cirenmstances. On the other hand, any Pro-Slavery man has free ac cess to the columns of the News, particu larly if he wishes to denounce and slan der Free State men. Under these cir enmstances, the Free State people of Holt County can be beard through the column of our paper, whenever they ask it ; and if they desire as to write ont their senti ments in a style to suit ourself, we will do it. Tbe ssme spirit that governs the conduct of the News, once prevailed in Kansas, but haa been banished beyond her borders.' We have often thought, if we shonld take a notion to change oar lo cation, just aa like aa not we would move oar establishment across the river, and open our batteries right there in the vil lege of Oregon. We are not through with onr Oregon items, by a long shot Ere long, wa in tend to give a thorough showing np of certain so-called minister of the gospel, who, instead of preaching " Christ and Him crucified," preach crucifying Free State men and nigger, in order to win the approving smiles of niggerdom ; and who encourage tba mobbing, tarring and feathering of other ministers, for not be lieving in the Divine practice of selling nigger babies away from their mother. The New will then have something to how over big. The only reason why ws da not ventilate the (object right hers and now, while the spirit moves ns, is, that we expect to be absent from oar poet for a brief period, and will not be able to follow the subject np properly ; for we expect to be able to prodnce persons and papers to substantiate what ws intend to aay ; and when ws commence the busi ness, ws mean to "ait up" with the News, and all the scribblers it can call to ita aid. After that, we ahall change the pro gramme, and give what the News will probably call a "dirty attack," which he invariably rings in, every time he al ludes to tbe Chief. Ok, those "dirty at tacks I" how they bother him. We are preparing with great care, and will give to the world, a series of papers with tbe following original and unique title : " A few bright particular spota in the career of an amorous pedagogue : ahowing bow competent teacher were discarded, and be appointed in their stead, bees use be waa ' right on the goose ;' bow he taught school like h 11 ; and bow all the large scholars, of the female persuasion, grad uated the first quarter 1" We now give th News one month's time in wbich to get it " Ebenezer" np, and come at us " end-way." We will not be ber to reply, and Ansel will have fall sweep. He may never again have such an opportunity, and we advise him to pnt ia hi time well. True.--We copy the following perti nent and truthful article from the Em poria Newa, which hsa been one of the most radical of the Republican papers of Kansas, whose editor, we belaive, ia eith er a Seward or Chase man oar impres sion was, that he was for Seward : A majority of the Republican party of Kansaa undoubtedly prefer tbe nomina tion of Gov. Seward aa the Republican candidate for the Presidency. It ia also true that a very large and influential mi morily mnch prefer either Bates, Chase, Lincoln or Fremont. ' Now would it not have been good polity, aa well aa aimply jutt, that thi minority should have had one representative at least in the Chicago delegation T There is a very serious discusssion now going on in the ranks of the Republican party as to the strength of the various candidates proposed. The Republican who stands the best chance of carrying the doubtful States is the one to be nom inated. In determining the question, pertonal preitreneet have nothing to do, whatever ; and tbe friends ot all tue aspirants, being needed to carry the elec tion of whom is nominated, should have a hearing. If it is to be this or that man or nothing, then the party may aa well prepare lor a defeat. Hut if men are con sidered only as a means of securing the triumph of a principle, enccess is meas urably certain. Tbe Republican party of Kansas is yonng yet and haa many things to learn. One of the most prominent of these is, to let personal quarrels alone and atiek to the legitimate business for which it was organized. It msy, perhaps, take a good drubbing to learn it these things. If so. it might as well take it sooner aa later. u- - ' ' River. The Missouri still remains in about the same condition reported last week. Since oar la&t issue, the following have been the arrivals : Up. Omaha, Thursday ; A McDow ell, Friday ; Hesperian, Snnday ; Emi lie, Wednesday. Down. Hesperian, Thursday ; Emi lie, Saturday ; Omaha, Sunday ; Izetta, Monday .x t3T The Topeka Tribune issues an in flammatory extra.to announce the fact that John Ritchey will not permit himself to be arrested for defending himself against a man who endeavored to kidnap bim with out showing any authority for it. We suggest that the Tribune next aend out an extra to inform the world that the citi zens of Topeka are opposed to burglars entering their houses. 5kW akefield dc Mortoh. The Card of this new firm of Architects and Banders, will be found elsewhere in onr columns. Wakefield haa been among as for three years past, and his work shows for it self; and we have assurances that Mr. Morton is an excellent wokman. They are prepared to contract for all kinds of work in their line. I "Pe-eaI" Sayrs presented as, the other evening, with a very fine piece of cutlery something with which to defend oat. honor and virtue. . He has mora left of the same sort ; besides goods, hard and soft, wet and dry, of every descrip tion, which he is selling cheap. Msy Sayrs live a thousand years. Ws "hol ler" on him I t3T The Printer, for Msy, haa been received. It contains several new type specimens, and descriptions of new ma chinery, together with a vast amonnt of practical information for printers. Any printer who neglects to subscribe fer this valuable work, deserves to loss his "sit," and be classed as a "rat." New York only $1 a year. 1 1 A Blow. This neighborhood was vis ited by a heavy gust of wind, on Toea day night, which blew down sheds and stables, capsized chimneys, shattered trees, and shook things generally. It waa ac companied with sufficient rain to lay the dost. Spoekt. The Virginia Republican Convention, which met at Wheeling, last week, recommended that the next Repub lican National Convention be held at Richmond. Wouldn't the old "Mother of States" scold, if each a thing should be? (fAn Eastern Court haa recently decided that Lager Beer is intoxicating. Several scientific yonng men oat this wsy, have been endeavoring, by patient person al experiments, for a year or more past. to ascertain the same fact, and have don so to their entire satisfaction. ' t3T The Knickerbocker, jovial, jolly, glorious old Knick., is here for May, richly freighted with productions ef the highest order of literary merit wit, sen timent, and philosophy wa need aay no more. Published in New York, at 93 a year. f X&Am exchange says that mosquitoes have already made their appearance at Charleston and other Southern cities. Mssqnitoes mads their appearance bare, mors than four weeka ago. Ws ascer tained that from their email bSU. 7 47 The District Court is now in sec tion at Troy. It ia now. we believe, con siderably over year since this County waa laat favored with a Court, and there is doabtless a vast amount of business on docket " 7 3T The annual meeting of the White Cloud City 1 Company, take place on Monday, tlit 14th inst. Special Waahingtoa Correspondence Washioto CiTT. May 3, I80U. Editor Chist: It having been ao long since I last paid my respecta to yoo, perhapa you begin to think I have wan dered away and neglected my auuee. But I have been keeping a look-oat opon public affair. . and will now proceed to make amends for my recent neglect, by sending yon a few items of interest.- One great subject of excitement here, is tbe Covods Investigating Committee, and the Presidents late messsge. I in timated, in my last, that the President wonld endeavor to escape by declaring tbs action of Congress unconstitutional His message prove the correctness of my. conclusion. In fact. I denv all my in formation from such direct and reliable source, that there is no possibility of my making misstatement. Aa I hinted in my last, the President sent for Walsh, of your Territory, to coma and declare tbe action of Congress unconstitutional, as be was used to doing inch things, bnt Walsh declined to do go npon what ground ia not precisely known, hot said to be beeause Buchanan owna part of a certain large hotel at Lawrence, which is a rival of Walsh'a hoUl at Lecompton. For bis disobedi ence, Walsh ia to get his walking papers. Secretary Case "tells me that Bee be, of yonr County, will probably be appointed to the office vacated by Walsh, but with tbe express stipulation that be is not to go into the hotel business during his term of office. Buchanan is interested in ho tel at many prominent points through out the country, to which he directs the Government patronage, and ia said to be making a handsome thing of it. A new trouble to the President, is the publication of his Kansas letter to Gov. Walker. Old Buck realize that be is abont "gone op the spout," at all events, and ssys it ia not the publication of the letter that now grinds him, ao mnch a the fact that he spent an enormous amonnt of money in giving dinners and enter' tainments to Walker, expressly to sugar him off from exposing that letter. He showed me a memorandum of said ex penses, which foot np to over 850,000. I understand that be is about entering snit against Walker, for tbe recovery of the amount Walker and Attorney General Blaek have also gotten into a mass. It origi nated rather queerly, as I have it from good authority. It was ascertained that Walker carried the Kansas letter con stantly in bis breeches pocket; and Black conceived the plan of stealing it wEile Walker was asleep. He accordingly entered Walker's room, seized a pair of breeches, and decamped with them. In the pocket was a piece of manuscript, which,' he doubted not, waa the coveted letter, and immediately caused the word to be circulated that iiucbanan never wrote Walker snch a letter as had been represented, and that whosoever asserted otherwise, was a liar and a forger. Up on subsequently examining the paper, he discovered a woful mistake. The bree ches were a pair that had just that even ing come from the washerwoman, and tbe paper was simply tier but lor a month'a services as laundress I Bnt it waa too late to recall the word that had been sent forth, and it soon reached Walker' ears. He thereupon challenged Black, bnt the latter declined the honor. and refused to enter into any correspond ence. The reason ia obvious. If he en tered into any explanations, he wonld have to confess the commission of bur glary, which wonld leave him in a worse pickle than before. Another exciting topic here, has been the Potter and Pryor affair. A wonder ful thing is made of it, by those who are not in the secret. Bnt with my superior advantage for obtaining correct state menta of all matters, I am enabled to dissipate mnch of the capital that has arisen out of this difficulty. At the very time when the warlike correspondence is represented aa having been going on when Pryor was in Virginia and Potter could not be fonnd a couple of well- known Congressmen went on a shooting excursion oat the Bladensbarg road Passing near a cluster of hay-stack in a retired situation, they heard voice ; and creeping noiselessly up, who should they behold but Potter and Pryor sealed on the ground, playing euchre to decide which should back oat, the second tn ding by, deeply interested in the game I r"al 1 . . ineynaawon a gsme eacn, and were playing th third Pryor standing four point to Potter's three, and Fryer's deal. He turned the Jack of Club, and took it np, having the right, ace and seven while Potter had the left. King, Queen, and ten. ' Pryor waa euchred, and Potter made hie five points! It waa then agreed. in order to aav Pryor'a reputation, that Potter shonld have himself arrested, after which, Pryor should accept hia terms 1 This affair haa caoaed mnch talk and . i Sf amusement nere. senator cewara m so tickled with it, that be contemplate giv ing a big dinner to Pryor, Chisman, Keitt, and Hindman ! The difficulty between Senator Clay and Clingman, who indulged in a fisti cuff ra Senatorial caucus, haa been ad j lis ted. It has been reported that the diffi culty was on account of Douglas. . So it waa, indirectly, bnt Douglas ws not the immediate causa. -Tba Presidency waa under discussion, whew Clay remarked that be wonld as'soon, live on bog, bom- mooy and whiskey, aa to sot Donglas President. Clingman pronounced this a alar and an insult upon th citizen of North Carolina, and demanded a retrac tion, which being refused, he kicked Clay in the paunch, and in tarn Clay punched him in the eye, seating him upon the floor. Something more serious was ap prehended, but through the intervention of friends, they settled the matter amica bly, by expressing mutual regrets for what had happened Clay regretting that Clingman kicked him, and Clingman, that Clay knocked bim down and bung ed bis eve. Clingman ia a friend of Donglas, and it ia thought that hia get ting worsted in thia affair ia an Indication of the weaknesa of the Douglas cause in the South. There are a number of members of Congress who literally obey the Scripture injunction, and let their speech be only "yea, yea," and "nay, nay." Among thia class is one Martin, of Virginia. But npon a recent occasion, he seems to have been so extraordinarily inspired with the gift of gab, that be managed to get off at least half a dozen words in connection ; and the miraculous delivery evidently so elated him, that he made one or more repetition of the same words. ' While Lovejoy was delivering his famous tirade, yoo will have observed, by the reports, that Martin interrupted him' several times, telling him if he went to Virginia they would hang him aa high aa Ham an. And to give hia words a terrible mean ing, he added, aignifiaantly, that be spoke thua at a Virginian f This effort is sup posed to have been a bid for the Presi dency; and I am told that hia claims were favorably canvassed in the Seceders' Convention at Charleston. This brings me to the subject of tbe Charleston Convention. You have no doubt heard of the blow-up down there ; and a dispatch haa reached here, to the effect that the Convention proper has ad jonrned to meet at Baltimore, in June. Let me tell yon, there is a good deal of humbug in that operation. The Dong- lasites first tried the game of admitting. through their papers, that the Repnbli- cans might be able to beat Douglas with Judge McLean, and with him only. They expected the Republicans would immediately pitch in for McLean, nomi nate him, and vacate his seat npon the Supreme Bench, when a tool would be appointed in bia place. But they beheld a greater danger threatening their party. The Bates feeling was rapidly on the in crease, and they dreaded bim. They well knew that if the Republicans felt sure of electing Seward, they would no minate him by a treroendona majority. So they got np a shim quarrel and dis solution down a Charleston, to induce the Republicans to believe that, with such a division in the Democratic ranks, Seward or any other man they chose to nominate could be easily elected. They have now adjourned, to watch the effect of tbe ruse. They expert that tbe Re publicans, full of confidence, will meet and nominate Seward ; after which, the Democracy will again assemble, at Bal timore, aa peaceably aa if nothing had happened, nominate Donglas, and elect him 1 , 1 have this from the lips of Don glas himself so that yoo can rely npon its correctness. But the President believes every word of these reports. He is in high glee over the apparent failnre of Donglas, and is now on a big drank. He has a peculiar way of getting on a spree. He gets bis liquor all ready ; then, after expressing confidence that the All-wise Being in whom he haa ever placed bi reliance) will not permit him to drink more than is good for his stomach's sake, he pitches in, gets beautifully tight, and swears like a trooper 1 It ia (opposed that Senator Bigler will vote for the admission of Kansas. Thia great change may not be understood by all ; bnt the secret haa been intimated to me. He haa given op all hope of a re election, and at the expiration of hia term, contemplates keeping a atallion in" Sou thern Kansas. Hia brief experience in that line, during the land aalea of 1857. convinced him that it wonld be a profit able business, if properly followed, and he rather liked it. He knows the admis sion of Kansaa wonld bring in the set tlers; and th mora settlers, tbe better his -fastness. A dispatch haa jnst reached here, sta ting that a supposed insurrection haa been detected in one of the mountain Counties of Virginia, . Suspicion were first erooe ed by tbe discovery of sn incendiary doc ument, in thia wise: A soiled piece of paper was found in a fence corner, which, npon examination, proved to be a piece ef tbe New York Tribune. . Near by waa discovered a substance interspersed with huckleberry seeds. An investigation waa instituted, by which it waa ascertained that a Western Reserve cheese peddler, who had passed that way, bad eaten very heartily of preserved huckleberries, at a tavern about five mile distant, the day before. Hundred of men are now in pursuit of the peddler, bo aa yet he has not been taken. A detachment of ma riaes has been sent by tbe President, to aid in tbs pursuit ; and the Governor of Virginia baa issoed a proclamation, com manding every person in tbs Stats to keep hia cows in a secure enclosure, un der the penalty of having them shot; and ordering all tba wheat stacks to be strong ly guarded. , If tbs peddler is eanght. be will be hang, and bis cheese confiscated t the Stats.. ; - -, a vC:;. Tbe Chicago- Convention ia looked forward to with interest. I contemplate being present, and may writs you from there. Yoars, SNIGGLEFRITZ. Gbeedt. The Middle State are claiming that they are entitled to th President on the Republican ticket, this time. Upon what principle they make the claim, we are nnable to divine, unlets it be the principle that the mora ons has. tbe more be ia entitled to. With aaingl exception. New York or New Jersey ha had one or both of the candidates on the Opposition ticket for ever twenty foar years, and perhapa still farther back. Io 1836, Francis Granger, of New York, waa the candidate for Vice President. In 1840, was- the aingle exception.' In 1844, Theodore Frelinghnysen. of New Jersey, waa the candidate for Vice President. In 1848. Fillmore, of New York, for Vice President, and afterwards became Presi dent. Van Boren. of New York, waa likewise a candidate for President, the same year. In 1852, Scott for President, whose borne waa partly in New York and partly in New Jersey. In 1856, Fre mont, claiming New York aa bia home, for President; and Dayton, of New Jersey. for Vice President likewise, Fillmore, of of New York, for President During the aove period, tbe Democrats bav also had candidate from these skates. Yet, notwithstanding the foregoing fact. New York claims that, if ahe cannot have Seward for President, ahe mast have Preston King for Vice President. O Doccmknt. If person in tbe differ ent Township of this Connty, Brown and Nemaha, will send ns lists of all Re publican voters in their respective Town ships, together with the names of such Democrats as are open to light, knowl edge and repentance, we will forward them to the Republican Committee, at Wash ington, that they may be supplied, during the coming Summer and Fall, with value ble campiagn documents. Let this mat- ter be attended to witbont delay. ffJ?X3T The Holt County New apologi- res for the non-appearance of a comma nication. from the fact that, when partly set np, the manuscript blew out of tbe window, and waa lost. The compositors in the News office, ought to learn o fol low copy! W One of the Virginia Delegates to the Chicago Convention, is said to be a Postma-rter in Montgomery County, down among the monntains. Decapitate him he cannot be depended npon to search out and burn incendiary mail matter I C 3T The emigration to the gold mines is immease. The roads in evety direc tion are crowded, and if the rush contin ues, some of tlie Western Statea will seri ously lose in population. . IJ" X3T The little stern wheel steamer, Gus Linn, ran on a snag, an I aank, on her trip from Sions City to Council Bluff, several weeks since. Boat a total loss. "tST The Rnlo Guide, after a suspen sion of about aix months, hi again made its appearance, under the control of its former conductors, Messrs. Kirk A Her gesheimer. . , , 3 V The Whippoorwil) made it ea son's debnt iu these parts about two weeks ago, and has since been discoursing its melancholy notes during the boars of the night. . . 1. far For a coo pie of days past, the weather haa been uncomfortably cold, ren dering fire by no means disagreeable. And this with the wind in the south, too. TThe papers announce that Herr Ka cbelberzer is dead. Sorry for him. Won der who hia wife will marry next ? Fifty seven ballots have been bad by the Charleston "Rump Convention, and no nomination hsa been made. Upon the laat ballot Donglae had 15U and Guthrie 651;. The proposition to adjourn to meet at iialtimore in Jana doea not seem to have met with mnch favor. Douglas' friends, it ia said, will stick by hira to the end. They sppear to be de termined to "rule or rnin." , Battiasoreaas Spraa4iBf Theanelve. Baltimore, Msy 2. Great preparations are being made here for the meeting of tba Constitution al Union Convention, which rneete here next week. Recent events st Charleston give thia Convention, it ia thought, , in creased significance. Orrosmos Victoet ix Philadelphia. Henry, th Opposition candidal for Mayor of Philadelphia, ia elected by a decisive majority. . A close veto waa an ticipated, and the election of Robbina, the Democratic candidate, waa fearod by bia opponent. The election of Henry ia a good omen for Pennsylvania. ' , . , F. P. Blair, Sen., and Wm, Martha!, are delegates at large to tbs Chicago Convention from Maryland. ' Mr.' Blair will be one of tbs moat Snflnential mem bers of tbe Convention.' He bad mnch to do with securing the nomination of Fremont in 1858. ' ', ' . The Legislature of Rhode Island ia Re publican. Tbs Spragna combination elected only 15 of the 32 Senators, and bnt S3 of tlie 71 Representative. . Aa before stated, no United 8tatea Senator is to be chosen by- this Legislator. .. Tbe candidates for tba Baltimore' nom ination are red need to foar, Tbs only name now prominent are Messrs. Mc Lean, of Ohio ; Bottt, ' of Virginia ; Crittenden, of Kentucky; and Bell, of Tnn Mr. Henry is re-elected Mayor of Phil adelphia by c 815 , majority,, in 60,000 vote . east. - Thia shows .tba People's Party in' Philadelphia to be about 5,000 J stronger than it was tar year ago. Deleraxee AUte4 ta ta rv. THE PLATFORM AND ADDRESS . Whieuso M.y. 2. igso The Republican Stats Con,,:.. " called to order at 10 o'clock it -large and enthusiastic meeting rl, galea are prwent from all part, of Hon. Alfred Caldwell and E V v ton, of Ohio countv. J. C UaderLj Clark coonty. and W. W. gSt rf. Montgomery coonty. were tDno;-.., ?' egatea of the State at large to th r-v :.v rn .. . . " silica. k www - wiui tun a 1st net m. tions and alternates. . Wilson of Indiana and Blair of V aonri addressed the convention ia u and affective speeches, and amid totfa n applawe. Great enthasiasnt prtra" Richmond was recommended by n!l Intion as the plsce for the next Nionf Repnblican Convention. ; The Committee en Resolutions riportJ a lengthy address, with a serias of 7 tions. pledging support to the ChieJ. nominee ; favoring a tariff afforJing taction and encouragement to then ducta of white laboring men of onr e try; equality of rights among citia" and opposing proscription on accoontof opinion or place of birth ; denoaocin.n, action of iho administration wgirdi,,. impressment of naturalized citixem ting the country of their birth; approric, the Homestead Bill ; favoring a n colonization of free negroes. Mr. Norton, one of the dele large, states that if Bates is nominate! K Chicago, the Republican party can carrv Virginia in 1864. 1 From tbe Cincinnati Gautic. Our Special Washington Diipatcfc. Douglae' Botktrt look BlueMotifa. tion of the Xkaraguon md Mtxita Treaiiet England u ActictJ,f. Davit on DovglatKantat LaU. Tahi!IOTO!I. May 1 Douglaa barkers look fearfully bias to-day. All of them that had any mos ey staked their pile npon him when th secession took place; ibey thonght th thing waa .lead sore. Their small change is in a bad wsy. Senator Simmons retnrnsd to day. sal is now prepared to submit to the 8eot bis propose-! amendments to the Nicer, gnan and Mexican treaties, and bnt littli donbt exists as to their ratificfitioa. The developmnls respecting the inter est taken by England, in qnirting the Mexican difficulties, have opened the erm of Senators, who are now aatinGed thu nnleaa thia Government acts promptly, it will be too late. Mr. Davis of Mii-wippi, will speik in the Senate npon his Territorial rel. tions on Monday next. ' Tie is eipetd to make a slashing speech, and will p his respects in a handaome style to Dung las' new fangled doctrine. Gen. Ward B. Burnett, Survivor Cet era! of Kansaa, ia bore, preparing re port of work done. Eight hnn-lrel (ana sand acres New York Indian land, mi-1 to be the finest in Kansas, will bt throws into the market in Jnne. T!iee lie xwih of the road from Independence to. Sa!t Lake, and contain abundant anpplin of the finest coal. Gen. Burnett has exam ined closely the geological fealnret oftbt conntry. Alfsi. Donglas is defeated, even in the "hnn of his friends," where he was thonght to be perfectly safe. Tbe votes of tbe em ding Statea were not allowed to be tH in making the nomination, yet a majori ty of those remaining determined that two thirds of the entire electors! vot shonld be required to nominate Tfa was the fata! blow, and so intended tr msnv who are bis professed friends. Tie number of votes in Convention. Harinc the first twelve ballots, wss 242. 0s tbe first ballot he bad 145 votes, wbic were incressed, on subsequent trials, t 150. or 52 Jess than the required res thirds, and 2 lesa than a majority of tht whole electoral vote. Thia failnre -terly disappoints bis over sanguis friends. Bates i the Nobthwest. A corres pondent in Minnesota, under dst April 20, writee as follows : Yoo are aware that about this lime to Great West is to hsve some voice is tbs Presidential election. The right bub t be nominated ia Bates, who is a besd sl shoulders above most of his compeers, talent and acquirements, which, with M Iocs! and political position, winecort the Republicans tbs election. Csa he tt nominated t I shonld like also mjM friend. Wm. Pitt Fessenden. forth Tic President. Btlo Journal. Northern Democrats most foel hHf complimented by the remarks of Mr. rowa,.of Arkansas, ia tbs Cbrl Convention, last Saturday. - "H T idered them worse thn Black Repw cana 1 H did not car whether th' Repnbl.csn whipped them. "f?,,Z pad tbe Black Repoblieana. Of ha considered toe tJiacx , 7, th most open and manly fo w 8ontb." I thia the guerdon earned. ter years of devotion ts 8Ievery part of Northern DmocrtT Q ' Tba Charleston Convention admit the delegates who offered U . ..t J T ;.?. ta ISUISW" selves, who uu c--- .w tbe Tvrritory of Kansas- Of eaorM had no jast claim to participate -action of th Convention, unless on m mttted into me uoiu. -nenet ident next November. .The De-? at Charleston bav voiaea "" ly soconragiBg My. "r"", event now resting with a Deta 8enata.,,....- . ' - J A New York correspondent of tbs timora Patriot write : " "-TVTlis with great ears to acerUin.- tat of pobli Mtng 'a " nomine, of the Chicago Cowg I adhere to tbe opinion that J"f wm be elected. I tbmk I from tbs figures that Jadge Kava asven mere votes on tbaa aay oo else. ' "' ' ' i li rmsif " Cwni. He-era 8avaas. OT'i tk Ona'hnndrsd jgnn were battery thia sveninf tk drawal of the 6optberp J?.... Convention.