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I.. KILLER, - - - - - EDITOR.
fkirsdij: : : : : : Juae 28, i860.
Hen'sTicket Who OwnThemsclycs
Fr Presidential Elector.
Hew Volume To Oar Friends.
Ob the 12th day of July, the Chief will enUr
poo iu Fourth Volume; and we deem this
f ttinr occasion to address a few word to oar
fHemdi and the public.
The Chief has new been published long
enough to satisfy the public that It is a perma-
nentlf established institution. There are bat
three older papers in the Territory tht Lea
worth Herald, the Topefca Tribune, and the
Leavenworth Times. Tht Chief and the Law
tenet Republican issued their first numbers in
the same week. In the past three years, we
eve failed in but few Instances to issue the pa
yer regularly each week. During the same pe
riod, papers hare started op and gone down in
rery direction around na; and many which
were published and apparently flourishing when
wo started, bar long since ceased to exist
Yet we hare by no means become rich from
war labors, and hare sometime found it tight
queering to keep moriog at all.
With the coming year, we would like to hare
st large increase of our subscription list. This
ascension should come from three classes of
persons, for their own benefit and ours 1st. the
well-wishers of White Cloud; 3d, those inter--ested
in the prosperity of Doniphan County and
of Northern Kansas; 3d, those on the right side
-of noli ties. One Da per well supported, it of
m - m
-more real terries than a doten with barely suf
ficient patronage to enable them to drag along,
for sooner or later they must all sink. A libe
ral patronage encourages an editor to efforts to
-task a geod paper, and enables him to do to.
There art hundreds of persons in the Coun
ties of Doniphan, Brown and Nemaha, who
should takt tht Chief, and could be induced to
subscribe, by a little exertion on the part of our
friends. Although $2 a year is sufficiently low
tar tht psper, yet, for the accom modation of all,
tad at tht solicitation of many persons, we re
new oar offer to Clubs, with the prorito that no
Club will bt taken for a shorter time than one
year, and all must be accompanied by the cash:
For any number from 10 to 20, one year,
ti each.
For Clubs of 20 and orer, $1 each.
Persons sending Clubs of 15 and upwards,
will be entitled to a copy one year, gratia.
5 Tbb ForjUTtt. Oar citizens are making
arrangements to have some tort of a de
monstration, on the coming Fourth of Ju
ly. We believe it is arranged to have
an oration delivered, and the Declaration
of Independence read. The Sunday
School will observe the day in some ap
propriate manner and place. We have
not been favored with the particulars of
these arrangements.
Preparations are still going ahead for
ike Odd Fellows' Ball, on the evening of
the Fourth. A large attendance is expec
ted, and it is anticipated that it will be
the finest Ball ever given in White Cloud
I a Raos. There his evidently some
thing gone wrong with that excruciating
ly dignified sheet, the St. Louis Repub
lican, to pat it in a very bad humor ; and
it scolds and rages at everything. A late
issue contained an editorial on Sumner's
late speech, just about two-thirds of the
words in said editorial being such epi
thetsas "hellish," "devilish." "malig
nant." "dastardly," "brutal," "slander
ous," "lying," etc. The hopeless con
dition of Douglas, by whom the Repub
lican swears will not tend, in a great de
gree to elevate the dignity of that mam
moth sheet
Kiw Daily. A new daily paper,
called "The World." has just made iu
debut in New York. It is of the size
and form of the Tribune, and so much
like it in appearance, that it would read
ily be mistaken for it, if one did not sera
tinize the heading. It is an independent
paper, and gives evidence of ability. It
is published, we beleive, by Alexander
' Cnmmings, late of Philadelphia, at the
rate of one cent per number. It is
doubtless destined to become a leading pa
per in the country. .
t t& We are told that there is a guide
board near Iowa Point, where the High'
land and Doniphan roads separate, giving
the distance to Doniphan as 24 miles,
and to White Cloud, 27 miles I Such
little meanness as that has . had its day,
White Cloud no longer depends upon
guide-boards for an introduction to the
(. Sbokxaxrto. The advertisement of
K. M. Brown & Brother will be found
elsewhere in onr paper. They have open
ed a shoe shop at Mr. Grumley's stand,
where they offer their services to the pub
lie. It will be an advantage to the place.
to extend a sufficiently liberal patronage
to such an establishment, to keep it here.
Sirs. Ulsh. of this Township, will
accept our thanks for a young chicken
end some new potatoes. Onr verdict, af
ter eating them, was : Decidedly not bad
to take.
'The Atlantic Monthly, for July,
is enriched by fifteen original and interes
ting contributions, by eminent authors.
Published by Ticknor fc Fields, Boston,
st 93 e year.
The Jfoantaia bait Labored aad Broagkt
Forth Two Mice!
The Baltimore Convention, after a
week of quarrelling, blacking of eyes,
breaking of heads, and innumerable oth
er disgraceful proceedings, has at length
finished its labors, (and the Democratic
party.) and adjourned. Previous to go
ing into a ballot, a large number of Del
egates, Northern and Southern, including
several entire State delegations, withdrew
from the Convention. What remained
of the Convention then nominated Dong
las for President, and Fitzpatrick, of Al
abama, for Vice President both at pres
ent in the Senate.
The Secedera met and nominated Vice
President Breckenridge for President, and
Gen. Jo. Lane for Vice President like
wise both now in the Senate.
Twenty States were represented in the
Seceders' Convention. New York and
Pennsylvania were strongly represented.
There were also delegates from Massachu
setts, Minnesota, Iowa, and Missouri.
The entire California and Oregon delega
tions seceded.
There was never a more hopeless case
than that of the Democracy, in thia the
Year of Our Lord 1860 of either the Nor
thern or the Southern wing. Douglas'
friends had the assurance to claim New
York for him ; bnt the bolt on the part
of that State scatters their calculations
to the fonr winds. Ntw England they
can have no hope for. New Jersey and
Pennsylvania were counted doubtful be
fore the recent Democratic defeat of the
Tariff in the Senate. If they still had
any hopes for these States, the upshot of
the Baltimore Convention dispels them.
The Danites of Illinois, and the Bright,
Fitch and English clique of Indiana, stand
as barriers to Douglas in those States,
which were already sure for Lincoln.
The division also certainly secures Oregon,
and in all probability, Calfornia, for
Lincoln. The prospect is, therefore, that
Lincoln will carry every Northern State,
and Douglas not a single State.
In the Sonth, the split secures Dela
ware either to Lincoln or Bell, and ren
ders Maryland, Kentucky, Tennessee and
Iiouisiana certain for Bell, with the chan
ces greatly in his favor in Virginia, North
Carolina and Missouri. The Brecken
ridge and Lane ticket may decline, but
the bitterness of feeling that has been en
gendered, cannot be allayed. Democra
cy is doomd. Now is the most favorable
time ever presented, for the Republicans
of Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Ken
tucky, Texas and Missouri to organize
and vigorously push the good work in
those States.
"How have the mighty fallen!" It
seems bnt yesterday that the Democracy
boasted that theirs was a National party.
having the same principles in every por
tion of the Union. They charged the
Republicans with being sectional ; pos
sessed of but one idea, and that idea the
negro. Where now is that great Nation
al Democratic party? Flat on the ground.
What destroyed it ? That same, Identi
cal, much abused, woolly-headed nigger!
Yes, the nigger has ruined the party that
never took stock in niggers I It is
said that "curses, like chickens, come
home to roost." How true is it with this
nigger curse, which the Democracy have
striven so unremittingly to saddle up the
Republicans I It has gone home to roost
and the poor, rotten, filthy roost could
not stand it, but broke down with the
weight !
The Republican party is called section
al, because every State was not represen
ted in their Convention nine States had
no delegates there. How was it with the
great National Democratic Convention
the party whose principles are the same
in every State in the Union ? When
the ballot was taken which resulted in
the nomination of Douglas, eight States
were not represented, and several others
by but the shadow of a delegation. The
States of Sonth Carolina, Georgia, Flor
ida, Mississippi, Texas, Delaware, Cali
fornia, and Oregon, took no part in the
nomination I Who is sectional ? Whose
sole idea is the nigger ? Alas, Democ
racy I
Carl Schurz, in a letter to the
Cincinnati Republican ratification Meet
ing, says he is busy reconciling the people
of Wisconsin to the defeat of Seward. If
the people of Wisconsin were so deeply
disappointed that they require some one to
reconcile them, no one is so much to
blame for it as Carl Scours himself. He
made it his business, before the nomina
tion, to get op Seward furore, and even
to resolve that Seward was their first and
only choice. If Carl Sebum is wise, he
will hereafter take warning by the results
of his own imprudence.
The President is preparing ano
ther protest, against the vote of the
Honse censuring himself and the Secre
tary of the Navy for corruption and ras
cality. The old "coon" is becoming
quite a zealous Proteet-ni.
1 SW This day (June 28th) is the an
niversary of two American Revolutionary
victories. The defence of Fort Moultrie
occurred Jone 28th, 1775, and the Battle
of Monmouth, June 28th, 1778.
Major Jolra Schwartz, member
of Congress from the Berks District,
Pennsylvsnia, died last week.
How it Tabbs. The St. Louis Be
publican bellows terribly, in its efforts to
raise enthusissm for Douglas exclaim
ing that he is the nominee of a united
North and South notwithstanding the
same issue announces the fact that six
Southern and two Northern States sece
ded from the Convention, as did also a
large proportion of the Delegates from
other States. It won't win Democracy is
a dead dog.
A gentleman who has just been in
North-Western Missouri, ssys Democra
cy looks terribly blue over there. No
one belonging to the party appears to de
sire to mention the nominations, unless
first approached on the subject. So bit
ter is the feeling against Douglas among
some of the prominent Democrats, that
they solemnly declare, if Breckenridge
declines, they will support Bell and Ev
erett, in order to defeat Douglas. Bell
and Everett stock has taken a tremendous
rise in Missouri, and the friends of Lin
coln are gaining spirit.
Over here, we have not yet heard a sin
gle Democrat express himself for Dong
las. Those whom we have heard speak
on the subject of the nominations, are for
Breckenridge. From what we have heard,
we are of the opinion that, if Kansas were
allowed a rote, all those persons in this
region, of Whig proclivities, who have
been acting with the Democracy, would
support Bell and Everett in preference to
either of the Democratic nominees. De
mocracy is dead. If there is anything in
its remains worthy of salvation, it should
immediately seek refuge in Abraham's
bosom 1
' The Result. Within three years past,
very many persons, in their anxiety to
pre-empt land, have obtained money or
warrants of speculators, at enormous rates
of interest, giving mortgages on the land
for security. Some of the results of this
business may be seen in our advertising
columns. There are nearly two columns
of Marshal's Sales ; and we venture to
say that every tract of land thus adverti
sed, is for the payment of a debt incurred
in the purchase of the land. These cases
are but a drop in the bucket The num
ber throughout Kansas will amount to
thousands. These men have spent their
time and money, and lost their pre-emp
tion right, and all land included must
go to pay for the entry, at ruinous rates
of interest. When will men learn wis
dom ? Never, as long as they expect
to prosper by paying exorbitant interest
" End fob Esd." In the Baltimore
Convention, Hon. Wm. Montgomery,
member of Congress from Western Penn
sylvania, got into a dispute with Josiah
Randall, a renegade Whig, of Philadel
phia, during which hard words passed,
A son of Randall afterwards met Mont
gomery on the street, wiped his smeller
with his fist, and made the gravy come.
In turn, Montgomery gave Randall
blizzard at the butt of the ear, placing
him in a favorable position for crawling,
and then applied bis boot to that portion
of his body which is used in sitting down
and for other purposes !
' yAs was announced in the last
week's Chief, Mrs. Nichols lectured in
this place, on Thursday and Friday eve
nings, on the snbjeet of Woman's Rights,
airs. aSicUoIs speaks well, nses many
strong arguments, and indulge in none of
that ultra, ranting, unreasonable balder
dash characteristic of so many of the Worn
an's Rights advocates ; consequently, she
makes more friends, and is accomplishing
more good, than many others.
tW There is an old saying that "it is
a long lane that has no turn." Henry
S. Lane, of Indiana, is one of that kind
over six feet long. He has never turn
ed from the right side of politics, and
th'ere will be no turn in the enthusiasm
which has been kindled in his favor,
7 One insuperable bafrier to the
election of John Bell to the Presidency,
is found in the initials of his name. The
people have tried one "J. B." in the
Presidential chair, to their hearts' con
tent, and they will be in no hurry to re
peat the experiment
X3T Dingus is improving in health,
Here is his latest, gotten np off-hand :
' Why is Sayers, the pugilist, like i
short editorial item in a Newspaper ?
Because Heenan "set him np," and
put a fist at his head I
V HT The assassins who murdered the
Emperor of Japan, were accorded the
gracious privilege of cutting out their
own bowels. At must be consoling to
have that privilege.
For a few years past, there has
been in nee a machine called "The Little
Giant Corn Crasher." In Illinois, they
have a "Little Giant" corn-juice rectiS
There will be a celebration of the
Fourth, in Brown County, six miles west
of Hiawatha. The programme will con
sist of a barbecue, speeches, toasts, danc
ing, and a good time generally.
Late foreign arrivals bring intel
ligenee of a great indigo insurrection in
Bengal, India. They must have Hue
times, out there.
Major General Jessup, who re
cently died at Washington, was Henry
Clay's second, in his celebrated dael with
John Randolph.
The river still continues rising.
If it keeps on a short time longer, it will
be bank full.
TaamiaLt; Steamboat Explosios.
The steamer Ben. Lewis, running as a
mail packet between St Louis and Mem
phis, blew op and bornt, near Cairo, on
Monday, killing a large number of per
sons, including Captain Nanson and one
of the Clerks. The Ben. Lewis was one
of the largest, finest and fastest boats on
the Western waters. She was first
brought out as a Missouri Rirer boat, in
1858, by Captain Brierly.
The Democrtie Sow-dedow.
TTOB. Doaglas Stock Flax.
Baltimore, June 18, 2 P. M.
There was a row in the Ohio delegtion
to-day. Dave Todd pitched into Judge
Bartley, who apposed giving individual
pledgee to sustain Douglas under all cir
cumstances. Todd was severe and per
sonal, while Bartley took it quietly. The
call of Yancey on Douglas in Washing
ton was merely a social visit. They were
old friends. The Douglasites have issued
posters, calling a mass meeting for to
night Soole, of Louinafca, Clingman,
of North Carolina, and other Southerners,
are announced as speakers. The proceed
ings of Douglas' friends are calculated to
produce a complete disruption of the par
ty. It is war to the knife with them.
Later. The delegates this afternoon
are much exasperated on both sides. Any
reconciliation appears more than ever im
possible. The vote on the admission of Florida,
Texas and Mississippi delegations will be
the test. Everything depends upon it.
The tendency of things thus far has
been rather to damage Douglas. The
speeches of Montgomery and Richardson
were intensely bitter and defiant.
The town is in a state of immense ex
citement. The Douglasites are out with
bands of music and processions, and are
holding a big mass meeting, with speech
making and so forth.
Half past ten o'clock. There are two
mass meetings in full blast in Monument
Square. One of them is a Donglasite
gathering, and the other secessionist
The speakers of each are engaged in read
ing the others out of the party. The se
cessionists have tht biggest crowd. The
stands of the speakers are only thirty
yards apart
Another Triumph fox Free Speech C.
M. Clay at Richmond, Ky.
Cassius M. Clay won another victory
for free speech, and struck a good blow
in behalf of Republicanism at Richmond,
Ky., the county seat of Madison county,
on the 4th inst. This was the day of the
opening of the County Court, and a large
number of people of course were present
from the surrounding country.
Mr. Clay had publicly announced
through both the papers issued at Rich
mond, that he intended to speak on this
occasion, and the subject was much can
vassed in tbe streets. The more violent
portion of the Revolutionary Committee,
we learn, were for silencing him,
At one o'clock, P. M., the large Court
House waa packed to its utmost capacity.
Mr. Clay took up the republican plat
form and read it, making no allusion to
tbe mob, bnt going on to vindicate the
principles laid down in that platform.
finding hira prudent enough to avoid
any mention of the mob, one of tho most
violent of them declared that Mr. Clay
should be " thot through the head." Mr
C. said he claimed the same equal rights
as were allowed other parties, and that he
would " stand or fall there I" Tbe clam
or against him continued, but the great
mass cried, "goon."
Mr. Clay then said : " Gentlemen,
see what you arc after. If nothing but a
fight will do you, we are ready for you
jxow try u. Bnau i speak, citizens, or
not ?" " Yes, yes, go on," was the re
sponse from the great majority of the
crowd. A dozen voices cried out, " No,
no." To which Mr. C. replied, " Then
go out, great applause, " if you don t
want to hear!" And they went out
completely foiled in their feeble attempts
at assassination.
Mr. Clay made a strong speech, which
told with great effect upon his large audi
ence. C. Gazette, oth,
(Special Dispatch to the Cincinnati Gasette.)
A Noble Conrressmaa at the Point of
Death The Homestead Bill.
Washington, June 20.
I learn that Maj. Schwartz lies at the
point of death. He is from Berks Dis
trict Penn., and beat Glancey Jones.
He bas been unwell of jaundice all tbe
session, though, till within a few days, he
has been constant in attendance in the
House. During the speakership contest
he was very sick, but would vote wben,
to go to the House, seemed to endanger
his life. He bas not spoken for a few
days. His last remark was, that he must
go up and vote to retain Anderson in his
seat. There was no need of his vote, but
the honest, plain old man had no wiab
but to do his duty. Tbe remark was
characteristic of him.
The Homestead Bill which has passed
the House and Senate is a compromise
between the House and Senate Bills, but
it is said to more nearly resemble the
House than tbe Senate Bill.
Roderick Ravdom.
A Democbatio Swibdu. There ie a
strong feeling of indignation in tbe Coun
ty against the action of the County Board
in paying off tbe bogus claims of James
R, Whitehead. His full account has been
accepted and scrip ordered to be issued by
our Democratic County officers, one of
bom is Whitehead's father. These
claims are for court coats in prosecuting
free state men in 1856-7. Some of the
best men in Doniphan County were ar
rested because tbey were not in favor of
slavery, and put to expense, besides suf
fering in other wars. The bill baa been
often presented to our County bnt always
before it has been spurned with contend.
Every Legislature has been tried oo, but
the damnable charges were never allowed.
But at last a Democratic Board is elected
in this Count, and one of their first acts
is to pay the men who subjected our citi
zens to imprisonment This course has
no parallel even in tbe history of Kansas,
and the people will condemn to infamy
tbe men and the party who thus spend
their own bard earned money. Eltoood
Free Prete.
(Tot the Chief.)
Iowa Porrr, K. T, June 16, I860.
Mr. Editor Kahsas Chief : Yester
day, in Iowa Point was a gala-day. A
pio-nic party was gotten op by Mrs. Bate
man and other ladies of Iowa Point for
the encouragement of the achool children
of Mrs. Batemaa, Mrs. Ide and Miss Pot
lok. The children and teachers met at
the Presbyterian Church at twelve o'clock
v., formed a procession and marched to
the place where the party was to be held.
which was near the Big Spring, on the
old Beeler claim. After arriving at the
point of destination, and comfortably
seating themselves upon the bosom of old
mother earth, the celebration was opened
by an appropriate prayer from the Rev,
Mr. McUain. An eloquent oration was
delivered by Dr. Stnrges, of this place,
in which he demonstrated with effect the
necessity and importance of education.
After the oration they all repaired to the
feast where the table groaned under the
good things of the land ; there was enough
and to spare for all that was there. Af
ter they had eaten to their hearts' content
they returned to the stand, and the fol
lowing toasts were read :
1st The School Teachers of Iowa
Point and vicinity : engaged in a calling
second in honor only to that of the Min
ister of the Gospel ; may tbe mantle of
success fall upon them in whatever part
of this moral heritage their lot may be
cast The toast was received with loud
spplause, and responded to by Mr. John
A. Farrall,
2d. The School Girls of Iowa Point
and vicinity : may their beauty and in
tel ligenee increase with their years, and
may they long live tone ornaments to so
ciety, and shed a fragrance and a lustre
upon those whose destinies msy chance
to be united with theirs. Three load and
long and animated cheers went up for the
girls of Iowa Point, and the echo was
redolent with their praise.
Rev. Mr. McCain made an eloquent
response, impressing upon the young
girls in his ever peculiar manner, the vast
importance of mental as well as moral
culture. He in his turn waa responded
to by three cheers that made the welkin
3rd. The School Boys of Iowa Point:
may thsy live to be pillars in tbe temple
of science, and may each returning year
bring fresh treasures into their store of
wisdom, and Iowa Point be made a cen
tre of learning.
At the reading of this toast the boys
were almost too foil for utterance. Three
hearty cheers arose and fell for the boys
of Iowa Point. The toast was responded
to by Esq. Taylor, in one of hit happiest
strains. He showed the boys of Iowa
Point that it was within their grasp to
become wise and great; that industry
indomitable industry would conquer ev
erything. At the conclusion of this
speech the grove was again filled with the
reverberating sounds of applause.
4th. Tbe Bachelors of Iowa Point and
vicinity : not so from choice, but rather
from necessity.
This toast brought down deafening
shouts of applause. After it had subsi
ded Mr. Sparks was called upon to re
spond, who acknowledged that he was a
Bachelor from choice. Mr. F. E. W.
Patton was loudly called for, who respon
ded that Sparks had spoken his senti
ments exactly. Mr. J. A. Farrall was
then called for, who arose, and - with a
countenance glowing with the love of
truth, " acknowledged the corn."
By this time the young'uns had become
almost frantio with delight and it was
some time before the cheering could be
subsided to proceed. After returning
their heartfelt thanks to their patrons and j
inenas, me penormsnce closed oy a song
from Mrs. Bateman and ber scholars.
It was emphatically a gala-day for
Iowa Point The young and tho beauti
ful and those that were neither were
there. Tbe little grove was transformed
into one scene of joy ; tbe feelings of ma
lice were, for tbe time being, eradicated
from every heart ; and the general sun
shine of happiness shed a lustre upon all
present Long will it be remembered by
the boys and girls of Iowa Point
Will Douglas withdraw ? Tbe Phila
delphia Press thinks not It says:
" there is only one power that can with
draw Judge Douglas from the battle
field, aad that it an order faom the Gran
Commander, who is above all Presidents
and candidates." Slightly irreverent
thai, but it is donbtless true. Douglas
is determined to kill tbe party or be kill
ed. Rule or ruia ta bis motto now. Sue
cess to him I That is to say, we wish
him to role or ruin the Democratic party.
That ia the most be can accomplish, and
as both are bound to go under in ovem-
ber, wa don't ear which conquers in tbe
pending scramble.
A Bio Bet. We understand that Ma
jor John P. Bruce, of this city, and Gen.
Whitfield, of Kansas, have been backing
tbeir judgment on the remit of the Presi
dential election in Illinois. Maj. Brace
beta that if Douglas is nominated at Bal
timore, Lincoln will carry that State.
The amount of tbe stakes ia 10,000, or
95,000 a aids. The forfeit baa already
been deposited. St. Joe. Gazette.
Death f DietiafwJsheel Citisea.
Tbebtob, N. J.. June 5.
Hon. Samuel D. Ingham, Secretary of
tho Treasury under Gen. Jackson, died
to-day, aged 81.
Docglas. Tbe Republican papers in
Illinois are strongly in favor of Donglas
as tbe nominee of the Baltimore Conven
tion. Tbey say Lincoln will beat him
20,000 ib Illinois.
Ratification Meeting la Washington
ttpeecn rrom en. wade.
The first Republican ratification meet
ing ever held at Washington waa that on
tbe evening of the 28th ult. in front of
tbe Court House. It was presided over
by B. B. French, tnd addressed by Sen
ators Doolittle of Wisconsin, Wilton of
Massachusetts. Wade of Ohio, and Rep
resentatives Washburne of Maine, Grow
of Pennsylvania, 8paulding of New York,
and Bingham of Ohio. Tbe meeting waa
interrupted somewhat by office holder,
but was not broken op.
A synopsis of Mr. Wade'a speech is
given in the correspondence of tbe New
York Tribune, as follows :
Amid loud cries 8enator Wade ap
peared, and was greeted with enthusiastic
cheers. He said he knew no great meas
ore of welfare to the country at large that
tbe Democratic party bad faithful ly car
ried out Since they took possession of
the Government about eight years ago,
they hare inaugurated corruption, and
prostrated almost entirely tbe agricultur
al and manufacturing interests. They
boasted tbe country was at peace, bnt
they have stirred np sectional strife and
set two portions of the country at war.
Is any one satisfied with the Auministra
tion ? rCries of yes and no.l No one
is satisfied, Voice D d if we ain't 1
There was but one measure the Demo
cratic party bad inaugurated, and that
was tbe status of slavery in the lernto
ries. This is the only idea of the party
sooth of the Potomac. Free Labor goes
into the Territories, builds fences and
splits rails like " Honest Abe :" but the
slaveholder goes there with his two-leg
ged chattels, calls on Government to pro
tect him, and then he calls that State
equality. Laughter.
If a man wiil keep property with
proclivity to run away, be must take the
hazards. If a man will keep a wolf or a
bear that will run awav, ia Government
to be called upon to protect him and keep
bis animals fenced in ? Laughter.
No one could contemplate the course
of the standard-bearer of the Republican
party working his way np to tbe proud
position be now occupies, without admi
ration. He believed that the Chicago Conven
tion were aided by Providence in tbe wise
selection they had made. Abraham Lin
coln was no parlor Democrat shouting
Democracy. He was one of God Al
mighty's living Democracy, and not
spouting it. He is a true American, and
no otber country could hare produced
such a man. Yet the Democratic prints
say he is not of the tribe of Juilah, not
one of tbe first families, and not fit to be
Presideut. It is already ratified on high
and in the hearts of the people.
He referred to Mr. Hamlin, and said
his superior in wisdom and integrity
could not be found anywhere.
Kurder at Ash Point.
Another wictclie-l affair, ending in the
murder of one Wilson, happened at Ash
Point, a small place in Nemaha county,
on -the Military Road, some twenty six
miles east of here.
The pai ticdlers, as near as we ran
learn, are as follows : A coinp.my
known as Poor, Whitehead and others,
hare bnilt a ferry boat and laid out a
town some ten miles above here, on the
Blue, and hare located a road from that
point east, intersecting tbe Military Road
at Ash Point, and are directing emi
grants by tbeir ferry, telling them that it
ia twenty-fire or thirty relies nearer than
tbe old road.
Moses Blaochett, one of the principal
men of Ash Poiut, was directing trarel
right straight upon the old road, which
conflicted with the interest of those living
upon tbe new road.
Last Wednesday a body of armed men
arrived nt Ash Fomt from tbe new road
and informed Blanchett that he must ei
ther quit working for the road or they
would " clean him out , and comroen-.
ed pulling coats and making other fight
ing demonstrations. JJIancbett then pro
cured a shot gun, and returned to the
store where the mob waa collected, wben
be was informed by tbem that be must
quit working for the old road or leave the
country, iilanchett told them that he
honld do as he pleased, wben Wilson,
nth coat oil. approached him, and Wan
cheet told him to keep off or he would
snoot nim. "snoot ana m a a was
the reply ; and Blanchett discharged his
gun at him, the shot entering his breast
and killing him inatantly. Blanchett
then fled, and was pursued the next day
by a large party, who intended to hang
him on the next tree if overtaken. Afa
rytviUe Platform.
Letter front Pike's Peak.
St. Josxra, June 18.
The Pike's Peak Express from Denver
City, on tbe 11th inst, furnishes tbe fol
lowing :
Gulch mining in Gregory and vicinity
ia actively prosecoted, but few are rsahs
ing their anticipations.
Tbe rainy season, which was not ex
pec tad till tbe middle of July, baa alrea
dy set in and tbe miners are poorly pre
pared for it. ' '
Emigrants were still arriving rasidlr-
Large numbers ware also leaving for tbe
1 he K.IUEBBT Uats. From present
appearances, there will be worse divis
ions, and more bitter feeling displayed at
Baltimore, than there were at Charleston:
and if so, tbe nominee, whoever he may
be, will bare a poor chance of an elec
tion. Long possession of power demor
alizes a party, and as storms purify the
physical atmosphere, ao periodical revo
lutions in politics tend to pnnfy tbe po
litical atmosphere. The Douglas breezo.
therefore, may do good even if it ahoold
work destruction to tbe party which bas
raised him to the rank of a leader.
Tbe following we clip from the tele
graphic report of the Congressional pro
ceedings ot loesday. btand from un
der: Mr. Doaglas ssid the Democracy par
doned Mr. Davia on tbe gronad of bis ao-
quiescence in tha compromise measures,
and be granted him quarter.
Davis With intense feeling, I
scorn your quarter.
Douglas Yes, as I scorned yours the
other dsy.
Mayor Wood and some of his friends
in Nsw York hava resolved to erect a new
ball for tbe use of anti-Tampaay Demo
crats. -
Th. Republican Soirunt. l.TT'
of Acceptance of Mr.
Him in.
Tbe following is the
between the officers of tha R.
National Convention an.! tv. .' ..'!
thereof for President an.t V;
. " uy
The telegraphic copi
fc letted
wa nnbliihad contains,! .
ciea. and so we publiab these cornw
ie : " b-
n ii
To Hon. Abbahah Liw-m r n.
Sib : The representatives of ft. p
publican party of the United Stat
aembled in Convention at CbicgaV,M
this day, by an unanimous vote.
yon as the Republican candidate fJ TX1
office of President of the United SuL
be eupported at the next election aoi,i!
ondetajgned were appointed a Commits!
of the Convention to apprise yoa of ,
nomination, and respectfully to tto
that yon will accept it A dedlraS
or the principles and sentiments adonW
by the Convention accompanies this eoT
In the peiformance of thltaereuM.
duty we take leave to add our eonajJ
assurances that tbe nomination of th.
Chicago Convention will be ratified kl
the suffrsges of the people. '
We hare the honor to be, with great
respect and regard, your friends and
low citizens.
Geoboe Ashmdk of Massacliosetti,
Preni.'.ent of the Conrentioa.
Wm. M. Erarta of New York,
Joel Bnrlingame of Oregon,
Ephriam Marsh of New Jersey,
Gideon Wells of Connecticut,
D. K. Carter or Ohio.
Carl Schnrz of Wisconsin,
James F. Simmons of Rhode Itlni,
John W. North of Minnesota,
Geo. D. Blakely of Kentucky -Peter
T. Washburn of Vermont
A. C. Wilder of Kantas,
Edward H. Rollins of N. Hampshire,
Francis 8. Corkran of Maryland.
Norraan B. Jndd of Illinois,
N. B. Smithers of Delaware,
Wm. n. McCrillis of Maine'
Alfred Caldwell or Virginia
Caleb B. Smith of Indiana,
Austin Blair of Michigan,
Wm. P. Clark of Iowa,
B. Grants Brown of Missouri,
F. P. Tracv of California.
E. D. Weboter of Nebraska.
G. A. Holl of District of Columbia.
John A. Andrew of Massachusetts,
A. H. Reeder of Pennsylvsnia.
SraiBoriELP, 111., May 23, I860.
Hon. Geo. Ashhub,
PretiJtnt of the Republican Satiottl
Convention :
Sib : I accept the nomination tender
ed me by the Convention over which yoi
presided, and of which I am formally if
priced in the letter of yourself and othen,
acting as a Committee of tht Coorentioi
for that purpose.
The declaration of principles sad an
ti merit a, which accompanies roar letter,
meets my approval ; and it shall be ny
care not to violate or disregard it is any
Imploring the assistance of Dirint
Providence ; and with due regard to tbe
views and feelings of all who were repre
sented in the Convention: to the rights
of all tha States, and Territories, and tbe
people of the nation ; to the inviolability
of the Constitution, and tbe perpefna! un
ion, harmony and prosperity of all, I
most happy to co-operate for tbe practi
cal succcas of the principles declared by
the Convention.
Your obliged friend and fellow citizen,
Abraham Lrscotx
Another letter was sent to the notsisw
for the Vice Presidency, to which tht fol
lowing is tbe reply :
Wasbihotob. May SO.
G5TLZMS! : Your official common!-
cation of the 18th instant informing mt
that the Representatives of the Republi
can party of tbe United States, assembled
at Chicago, oo that day. bad, by a ansa
imous vote, selected me as their candi
date for the office of Vice President of
the United States, bas been receired, to
gether with tbe resolutions adopted by
tbe Convention aa its declaration of prin
ciples. Theae resolutions enunciate clearly and
forcibly the principles which onitt .
and the objects proposed to be ec0"
plisbed. Tbey address themselves to all,
and there ia neither necessity nor propri
ety in my entering upon a discowios of
any of tbem. Tbey bare the appro-
of my judgment, and in any anion
mine will be faithfully and coroiaiiy -tained.
I am profoundly grateful U tboet wUk
whom it ia my pride aad pleasure poM
eally to co-operate, for tbe norainatioe
unexpectedly conferred; and I desire to ten
der through yoo to ibe members of tbe
Convention, my sincere thanks for the
confidence that is reposed in me. Bboold
.v. ..:..:. t;.h T now accept DO
ratified by tbe people, and the
voire npoej me of presiding " "
.t. f thm TTnirwt fitatMj it Will Be J
earnest endeavor faithfully to flbarJ
them with a just regard for the nghU
It u K nhaerred. is eoaneetiea
tbe doings of tbe Republican CooreaW
that a paramount object with na is top"
serve tbe normal condition of ear terr
torial domain as homes for free
Tbe able advocate and defender of W
lies principles, wbem yen have ton
nated for tbe bigbees place eaajrrs
ify the ambition ef man. eomai from
c... v.. IwMm snada what It 7
avane wv mv u WntBsV
special actios in " respect of the
and good men who founded our ib
tiona. Tbe rights of free labor bare m
there vindicated and maintained.
thrift aad enterprise which so f jWT
Illinois, one of the most flourtbiD6
of the glorious West we would m
cored to all the Territories ef the Uaioe.
and restore peace and hannoor t
hole country, by brrngme;
Tsrnmeat to what it was ""...i
aad patriotic men who created s- - ,
Republicans shall succeed n
v ik wul be hata
mm tumj any wi J v gas
grateful remembrance by the besy
teeming millions of future ages.
The Hon. Qtowa Anr.
the Convention, and otasn v.
mittee. ;

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