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SOL. MILLER, EDITOR. WHITS CLOTH), KAHSAS: Tktniij: : : : : : July 5, I860. Men's Ticket Who Own Themselves FOR PRESIDENT, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, OF ILLINOIS. TOR VICE PRESIDENT, HANNIBAL HAMLIN, OF MAINE. Far Presidential Elector, It. QILPATRICK. C. B. LINES, T. D. THACHER. 27 ew Volume To Our Friend. On the 12th day of July, the Chief will enter upon iu Fourth Volume; nod we deem this fitting occasion to address a few word to our friends and the public. The Chief hat new been published long enongb to satisfy the public that it is a porma nently established Institution. There are but three older papers in the Territory the Lear enworta Herald, the Topeka Tribune, and the Leavenworth Time. The Chief and the Law renee Republican issued their first numbers in the same week. In the put three years, we have failed in but few instances to issue the pa per regularly each week. During the same pe riod, papers bare started up and cone down in every direction around as; and many which were published and apparently flourishing when we started, hare long since ceased to exist. Tel we have by no means become rich from oar labors, and have sometimes found it tight eqatesing to keep moving at all. With the coming year, we would like to have a large increase of our subscription list. This accession should come from three clssses of persons, for their own benefit and ears I ft. the well-wishers of White Cloud; 2d, those inter ested in the prosperity of Doniphan County and of Northern Kansas; 3d, those on the right side of polities. One paper well supported, is of mere real service than a dozen 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 make good paper, and enables him to do so. ' There are hundreds of persons in the Coun ties of Doniphan, Brown and Nemaha, who should take the Chief, and could be induced to subscribe, by a little exertion on the part of our friends. Although $3 year is sufficiently low for the paper, yet, for the accommodation of all, and at the solicitation of many persons, we re new our offer to Clubs, with the proviso that no Club will be taken for a shorter time than one year, and all must be accompanied by the cash: For any number from 10 to SO, one year, $1.58 each. For Clubs of 20 and over, $ 1 each . Persons sending Clubs of 15 and upwards, will be entitled to a copy one year, gratis. Tat Homestead. The Homestead Bill has been vetoed by the President. We re personally not Eorry for it, because the bill was not what it should have been. But a Democratic Sen a to made it objec tionable ; and the President would have vetoed it, had it been perfect, notwith standing the Etrong ground he took in favor of free homesteads, in his inaugural address and he would have sacrilegious ly called upon tho Divine Being to wit ness the honesty and conscientiousness of his motives. One of the most objectionable features of the vetoed bill was, that it gave aliens an advantage over American born citi sens. Any foreigner, married or single, who had declared his intention to become a citizen, was entitled to the benefits of the law ; while a native born citizen was debarred from tho same benefits, nnless he were the head of a family. We are in favor of extending to for eigners all necessary and proper rights and privileges ; but this thing of exalting them above our own countrymen, merely for the purpose of securing their political co-operation with this or that party, we never did, and hope we never shall, be lieve in. It is proving the ruin of our politics. The persona so exalted and pandered to, will insist upon a continu ance of the honor, with gradual advances; and if their demands are not complied with to the fullest extent, they wilt turn around and break down the party they aided in building np. The zeal and en ergies of our parties are fast centering upon the single point of striving which can most successfully flatter and concili ate the foreigners. These may be called Know-Nothing sentiments. If so, we have only to say that occasional well regulated doses of Know-Nothingism are as essential to the health and well being of the body politic, as doses of physic are to the body cor poral. ' On our first page, we print Gree ley's famous letter to Seward, about which so much has been said. No one ean arise from its perusal, without a better opinion of Greeley and a poorer one of Seward, than when he commenced it A majority of those who have read the letter, inclu ding many ardent Sewardites, have pro nounced a decision emphatically in favor of Greeley. Papers of every shade of politics have done likewise. Seward and his friends made a had speculation, when tbey attempted to silence Greeley and kill him off, by bringing op this private let ter. S tW; We have received the Erst number of a new paper called the Auburn Dock et, edited and published by D. B. Era inert, af Auburn, Shawnee County, Kan sas. It is a neat, well gotten op, spirited paper, and carries at its mast-head the tinner of Lincoln and Hamlin. Unldckt. The nomination of Dong las, accomplished trader each unpropi tious circumstances, seems to be attended, from the start, with ill lack. Fitzpat rick, the nominee for Vice President, re fuses to keep him company on the tick et. Ilerschel V. J ohnson, of Georgia, has been substituted. Fitzpatrick'a sympa thies are no doubt with the Seceders, and he will in all probability go thnt way. Douglas and Fitzpatrick were serenaded, npon the night after the nomination. Donglas made a speech, and eagerly ac cepted the nomination ; while Fitzpat rick preferred to remain in bed ; sending Hardshell Cobb as a proxy, to return thanks for the serenade, bnt " nary one" for the nomination. On the other hand, Breckenridge and Laiie have both accep ted their nomination. The secession has extended to the peo ple. In Chicago, the home of Donglas, one hnndred gnns were fired in honor of the nomination of BreckenriJge and Lane. In Missouri, the Democracy are in an uproar, notwithstanding the tre mendous efforts of the St. Louis Repub lican to create enthusiasm for Douglas, and its entreaties to the Democracy to meet in every County and come to some understanding, whereby the State and Legislative tickets may be saved. In Virginia, the Richmond Enquirer, and nearly every other Democratic paper, to gether with Gov. Wiso, repudiate Doug las. It will be the same way in every other Southern State. In Pennsylvania, tho division is extensive, and apparently irreconcilable, as is likewise the case in New Jersey. In New York, most of the enthusiasm is for Breckenridge. Daniel i S. Dickinson goes with the Secessionists, and a Breckenridge salute was fired at Bingharopton, Dickinson's home. In Albany, a tremendous ratification meet ing was held. In Connecticut, the only New England State where there was any hope for Donglas, the defection is great. In Ohio and Indiana, there are reports of great dissatisfaction and division. Douglas is flat everywhere, and will so remain. In New Yoik and Pennsylvania, the Douglasites are endeavoring to effect a compromise with the Seceders, by which it is proposed that both parties support a joint Electoral ticket, which shall be pledged to cast the vote of the State for the candidate that stands tho best chance of an election. Tho prospect is almost hopeless for snch an arrangement, the Breckenridge men spurning all these over tures. Even if the game was agreed up on, it would not amount to much, as such movements always fail of success. There is no nse talking about it Douglas will MTer bo President. The prophecy of (Col. Beaton hangs to him like a curse " his coat-tail is too near the ground." Defaming tub Dzad. Tho Nationals of Missouri harbor such a hatred of the memory of Col. Benton, that they never let an opportunity slip to kick his bones. In the Baltimore Convention, some al'u sion was made to Beaton, whereupon "Helper" Clark and another Delegate pitched in, abusing Benton and his fol lowers in the most shameful manuer, and kept it up until they were called to order. These worthies are Douglas men, and the old Benton party aro confidently expected to vote the ssme way. Wo believe, since the death of their great leader, most of the Bcntonites have humbled themselves to the Anties, and begged to bo taken into the party; which the Antics gracious ly did, with the understanding that they reserved full privilege to befoul the mem ory of Benton and his adherents, whenev er they felt like it ; to which the Benton- itcs were to meekly submit, without a whimper or word of complaint Thus far, the compact has been religiously ob served and complied with by both par ties. 1 Send Us Items. It is our desire to make the Chief an interesting paper to the people throughout Northern Kansas, Southern Nebraska, and North-Western Missouri ; and we cordially invite persons throughout tho above region, to Bend ns items of every matter of local or general interest, of a suitable character for pub lication, transpiring in their neighbor hoods. These items may either be em braced in brief communications, or merely the outlines may be furnished us, and we will fix them np to our taste. We have one request to make of those who may avail themselves of this invitation : Avoid personalities, and all subjects cal culated to produce ill feelings. We al ways have enough of that sort of matter of our own, without undertaking jobs for others. X3T The editor of the Savannah Plain Dealer, (who has lately been to Wash ington, where he made the acquaintance of all the distinguished Congressmen, and remained several days longer than he had intended, purposely to accept an invite tation to Mrs. Douglas' grand party !) is in high dudgeon because the Chief presumed to say something about him mud Douglas! We have yet to learn that either of the worthy pair has become so holy that it is sacrilege for a common man to mention his name. But if the editor of the Plain Dealer insists that it is blackguardism for as to mention the names of himself and Douglas, we won't dispute his word, and are ready to make all needful apologies. The only difficul- ty is, we don't know whom to apologize to whether to the editor, to Douglas, or to the public. 1' Shall Pox. The deck of the Omaha, on her upward trip, last week, was crow ded with Mormons ; and we learned that the small pox was among them to a con siderable extent, and that soveral had died after leaving St Joseph. An attempt was made to keep these facts dark, but it did not succeed. A large number were left at St Joseph, with the disease. They were kept in a camp, beyond the city limits. Rather than run the risk of de terring a few persons from taking passage on the boat, the officers would hide the fact of the small pox being on board, and thus endanger the lives of the hundreds of persons who flock to the steamboats at every landing. Here is a proper place to put in a few suggestions. Small pox is liable to be introduced into any community, at any time, and particularly in towns located upon a great public thoroughfare. When ever a boat touches our landing, a large crowd of persons flock to it, and mingle with the passengers. Wo venture to say that a great majority of this crowd, espe cially the younger portion, have never been vaccinated. There is danger of their coming in contact with 6mall pox any day ; and if the disease once breaks out here, the consequences may be fearful. No ono who values the safety of himself or of the community, will hesitate anoth er day to be vaccinated. Drs. Shreve dc Macy have recently procured a supply of fresh vaccine matter, and are prepared to perform the above very simple, harmless, but vastly important operation, npon all who may apply. We make this state ment, not for tho benefit of the doctors, (for it would be to their advantage, pe cuniarily, to permit the contagion to spread,) bat for the benefit of tbo whole community. Question Settled' The knotty points of the campaign were not all settled, even after Lincoln, over his own signature. stated that his proper name was Abra ham. Doubts likewise arose regarding Hamlin's proper name, whereupon Din gus addressed a note to him, asking for information npon the subject, to which he received the following reply : . Washington, June 18, 1860 Dear Dixqcs : Your favor has come to hand, making inquiries concerning my proper name, which I am very much pleased to answer, for the information of yourself, and the public generally. Your 6urmise that I am a son of old Hannah Bull, whose boys used to follow lumber ing and catching-eels and things down on Pas6amaqnoddy Bay, and that conse qucntly I was named Hannah Bull Ham' lin, is incorrect My father's name was Hamlin, as was also my mother's, after their marriage. They named me Hanni bal, in henor of tho celebrated trained war elephant, on whose back Bonaparte crossed the Alps, on his way to tho island of St. Helena. My full name, therefore. is Hannibal Hamlin, and those papers which have not yet published rov letter of acceptance, are requested, when they do so, to print my name as given above. Very truly yours, Hannibal Hamlin A Request. Will persous who take the Hiawatha package of papers from this office, oblige ns and our subscribers by being a little careful with it ? See that it is taken to its place of destination with ont delay. If the package is opened on tho way, to take ont a paper for a sub scriber, have a care that others do not drop out, and that the package is not left open, so that papers may bo forced ont by the jolting of your wagon or the move ments of your horse, as the case may be, Above all things, see that no person fin gers the package who has no business with it. Our subscribers oat that way complain that they do not receive the paper regularly, and frequently not at all. We are sure we send them every week. It is to the advantage of both ourself and our subscribers, to have the paper reach our patrons regularly and punctually. Change of Place. The fuss in the Democratic camp, is but a war of rivalry and hatred in the Senate Chamber, thrust before the people. The whole business originated in the Senate, among the De mocratic leaders. It has been Douglas and his adherents against the Adminis tration party. Tbey have now brought from the Senate Chamber two Presiden tial tickets Donglas , and Fitzpatrick (the latter since declined) front the one wing, and Breckenridge and Lane from the other. Not being satisfied that the public bad been bored sufficiently with their quarrel, in the reports of the Senate proceedings, it is brought before the peo ple more directly, where all are compelled to take part in it The people will show their appreciation of the matter, by elect ing Old Abe. 7 There are now five Presidential candidates in the field, and they are every one residents of what may properly be termed the West. There are Lincoln, of Illinois; Breckenridge, of Kentucky; Bell, of Tennessee ; Houston, of Texas ; and let's see, we thought there was still another candidate. There certainly is; but who, now, can it be? It seems to us that the name commences with D yes, now we have it: it is Douglas, of Illinois. 'f tlT Millard Fillmore has at length written a letter, in which he says that he means to vote for Bell and Everett, if no other person in the State of New York does. We opine that be will not be far out of the way of realizing that honor. Literabt Notice. One of the most interesting and useful publications which comes to our sanctam is the Scientific American, weekly publication, devoted to popular science, new inventions, and the whole range of mechanics and manu facturing arts. The Scientific American has been published for fifteen years, by the well known P stent Solicitors, Blessrs. Monn & Co. 37 Park Bow, New York ; and has yearly increased in interest and circnlation, until it has attained, we un derstand, nearly 30,000 subscribers, which is the best of evidence that the publication is appreciated by the reading public. . To those of our readers who may not be familiar with the character of the pa per, we will 6tate some of the subjects of which it treats. Iu illustrated descrip tions of all the most important improve ments in steam and agricultural machinery will commend it to the Engineer and Far mer, while the new household inventions and shop tools which are illustrated by engravings and described in its columns, with tho practical receipts contained in every number, renders the work desirable to housekeepers, and almost indispensable to every mechanic or smith who has a shop for manufacturing new work or re pairing old. The Scientific American is universal ly regarded as the inventor's advocate and monitor ; the repository of American inventions, and the great authority on law, and all business connected with Patents. The official Lists of Claims, as issued weekly from the Patent Office, in Wash ington, are published regularly in its col umns. All the most important Patents issued by the United States Patent Office are illustrated and described on its pages, thus forming an unrivalled history of American inventions. It is not only the best hut the largest and cheapest paper devoted to Science, Mechanics, Manufactures, and the Use ful Arts published in the world. Hon. Judge Mason, formerly Commissioner of Patents, is not ony engsged with the publishers in their immense Patent Agency department bnt as a writer on Patent Laws and Practice, his ability is forcibly portrayed in the columns of this paper. The Scientieic American is published onco a week, (every Saturday.) each number containing 16 pages of Letter press, and from 10 to 12 original Engra vings of Now Inventions, consisting of the most improved tools, Engines, Mills, Agricultural Machines and Household Utensils, making 52 numbers in a year, comprising 832 pages, and over 500 Original Engravings, printed on heavy fine paper, in a form for binding, and all for 82 per annnm. A new Volume commences on the 1st of July, and we hope a large number of our townsmen will avail themselves of tho present opportunity to subscribe. By re mitting 82 by mail to the publishers, Munn Jt Co., 37 Park Row, New York,;they will send yon their paper one year, at the end of which yon will have a volumo which you would not part with for treble its cost. Th9 publishers express their willingness to mail a single copy of the paper to each as may wish to see it without charge , Mi8socri. Tho Missouri Democracy aro becoming more hopelessly divided everyday. The division extends to every County and neighborhood. There is no prospect of a reconciliation not even so much as to unite upon Legislative and State tickets. The Bell party re daily increasing in numbers and spirit ; while the Democrats are dishearted, and their candidates for the Legislature are resign ing in every direction, to escape certain defeat By anything like proper man agement the Boll party can elect a ma jority of the Congressmen, the State tick et, and. a majority in the Legislature, thus socuring a United States Senator. The Republicans also should be np and doing, wherever one can be found. They may not be able to carry the State, (al though it is not impossible,) but they will thereby gain a foothold, and acquire a strength which will tell in future elec tions. They can elect quite a number of members of the Legislature, and probably hold the balance of power, which will enable them, if not to elect a Senator, at least to secure the election of a man of character, honor, and libera views. Hard Rcn. A good estimate may be formed of the desperate condition of Don glas prospects, from the announcement that he intends to stoop to a thing that no other Presidential candidate has ever been guilty of take the stamp in his own behalf, lie is to go ooutn, and make speeches in Georgia and elsewhere. It is not stated whether be will travel in the usual way, or take it snake fashion crawl on his belly. It would be a good joke, if they would tar and feather him down there. It would be a just return for his attempt to pass a Sedition law, last Winter, to gag free speech in the South, and for his truckling to the Slave- ocracy generally. , tW The Douglasites receive no mercy at the hands of the Seceders. Such abuse as they are receiving, the poor, persecuted Black Republicans were never the recipi ents of. In view of the utterly hopeless and blasted prospects of Douglas, if his followers had a spark of manhood left in their composition, they would at once units with the Republicans, and help to swell the mighty host who are bound to elevate " Old Abe" to the Presidency. Won't Go Him. The leaders or the Democratic party, both North and South, are abandoning Douglas to the "cold and beggarly elements of the world." Senators Green and Polk, of Missouri, and Congressmen Anderson and Wood son, of the same State, are out for Breck enridge. It is said that Phelps is abont deserting Douglas, and it is thonght that Claib. Jackson, the candidate for Gover nor, will give him Xhn go. by. Senator Rice and ex-Congressman Becker, of Minnesota, are for Breckenridge. Sena ators Bright and Fitch, and probably Bill English, of Indiana, are with the Sece ders. Congressman Florence and proba bly Senator Bigler, of Pennsylvania, and Senator Thompson, of New Jersey, are ditto. Daniel S. Dickinson, of New York, is strongly for Breckenridge. Ex President Pierce is against Donglas, in New Hampshire; as are Cushing and Hallett, of Massachusetts, backed by the Boston Post, the old Democratic organ of New England. It is said that quite a dumber of leading Northern Democrats, who, in the excitement of the moment pronounced In favor of Douglas,, have taken time to consider, and will embrace the first opportunity to renounce allegi ance to him. To cap the climax. Presi dent Buchanan is nsing the utmost power of his Administration in favor of Breck enridge. To be sure, these office-holders may not be able to control the votes of a majority of tbe party, but they wield a considerable influence; and when we con sider that Douglas' case would have been desperate in the North with a united par ty in his favor, it strikes us that he is going to have an interesting run of it. " Hamdcro," Alias Uombuo. A cor respondent of the Rock port (Mo.) Her ald, signing himself " Hamburg," a few weeks ago wrote a long article concerning the fatal affray at Falls City, the object of which appeared to be, to defend Rulo and give tbe Abolitionists fits. From that communication we make tho follow ing extract : "There are alem, Winnebago City, Yancton, White Cloud, and other places, whose inhabitants, with those of the sur rounding country, are unfriendly to Falls City." Now, we are in no wise interested in the County Seat question of Richardson County, Nebraska, and take sides with neither one of the aspirants ; and we take it as sufficient evidence that " Hamburg" is meddling in affairs which do not con cern him, and of which he knows noth ing, when he even shows himself ignorant of the geography and the simplest affairs of the Connty. We will inform him that White Cloud is neither in Richard son County, nor in Nebraska Territory, but in Kansas ; and tbe people of White Cloud are on tbe most friendly terms with those of Falls City, Rulo, and every other portion of Richardson County. Z3T Among our exchanges is cmbrac ed the Washington Constitution, a queer, solemn, grandmotherly old concern, that evidently regards President Buchanan as the Divine Power in which it lives. moves, and has its being. Its sole idea seems to be the glory and honor of Bu chanan. Read any of its tediously long snd prosy editorials, no matter upon what subject whether opon politics, in vestigating committees, conventions, re ligion, war, agriculture, or anything else the summing up of the whole invaria bly is, that James Buchanan is a won derful man ; a pure, patriotic and talen ted man ; a man who, despite detraction, slander and persecution, will live in the memory of future aces, as one of the greatest and best men the world ever pro duced. An interesting old paper, is the Washington Constitution. t3T How circumstances do alter ca ses, for example: wben a minister gives Democracy and its practices a wipe, in a sermon, it is called by the Demo cratic press, an Abolition, fanatical, freedom-shrieking harangue; but when a preacher takes occasion to let out against the Repablicsns, it is called a patriotic and stinging rebuke of sectionalism, from a high source.. The sermons of the learn ed and refined Henry Ward Beecher, are Sunday pulpit stump-speeches; but tbe rough, uncouth sayings of old Peter CartwTight who appears to be more cel ebrated as a fighting bully than a preach er, are set down as decidedly good hits. and words of wisdom. Short and 8weet. Hon. Wo. Mont' gomery's method of treating a challenge to fight a duel, notwithstanding its pro fanity, is decidedly rood. After the Randall difficulty at Baltimore, a Mr. McHenry was despatched to Montgom ery, to arrange preliminaries tor a hostile meeting. To McHenry's message Mont gomery replied : " Randall may go to hell !" McHenry left in disgust If all such affairs were met in a similar man ner, we would soon hear less of tbe for mal and tedious : routine of tomfoolery that is gone through with every time one man crooks his finger at another.' -7 The St Joseph Free Democrat comes to ns enlarged, snd attired in a complete new garb. ' We are glad to note this evidence of the prosperity of the Democrat the pioneer in tbe Free Labor causa in North-Western Missouri. The paper has just entered upon its second volume. tW A destructive fire occurred at Leavenworth, last - week,- destroying thousands of dollar's worth of property. Important Discovert. The St Louis Republican has made an important dis cover, in the shape of a resolution which it says was passed by the Baltimore Con vention, and accepted by the friends of Donglas. Tbe Rcpnblican thinks it re markably strange that the resolution did not find its way into any of the Conven tion reports, bnt fails to inform the pub lic how it was obtained at this late day. Here it is : Rtsolvtd, That it is in accordance with the Cincinnati platform, that daring the existence of Territorial Governments, the measure of restrictions, whatever it may be, imposed by the Federal Constitution on the power of tbe Territorial Legisla ture, over the subject of the domestic re lations, as the same has been or shall hereafter be finally determined by the Supreme Court, of the United States, shonld be respected by all good citisens, snd enforced with promptness and fideli ty by every branch of the General Gov ernment Now, is not this an ingenious " snake" gotten up by the Republican, to pacify and reconcile to Donglas the Secession ists, who aro increasing to an alarming extent'even in Missouri? If not, then the Convention aimed, and the Douglas ites submitted to, a blow direct at Popu lar Sovereignty, for which Douglas has been professedly contending throughout his entire struggle against the Ad minis tration. What will Forney say to this ? How will the hosts of Popular Sover eignty men in tho North take it? As to Douglas himself, from his past actions, there is no reason to donbt that he would swallow anything, no matter how nauseous the dose, if he thonght he could thereby better his chances for the Presidency tW The editor of the Holt County News gives the cold shoulder to his po litical kindred spirits. The News repu diates Douglas, the candidate of the Doughfaces, and pronounces in favor of Breckenridge, the candidate of the Dis- unionists. Considering that said editor came West, some two or three years ago. for the avowed purpose of righting for Freedom, that's what we call progress. 4 The Forest City Courier says that a fatal malady is prevailing among the cattle in Holt Co., Mo., and that the dis ease is contagious. Our Kansas farmers should look well to their cattle. Keep them from running' at large with strange stock, and lose no time in separating heal thy animals from those which appear to bo diseased. The editor of the Savannah Plain Dealear threatens to give ns " blue than dcr." From tho number of times bis " thundering" apparatus has been in nn ploasant proximity to shoe-leather, we should judgo that it was nothing but blue over there ! $ t3T We have received an invitation to a celebration and dance at Syracuse, in this County, on the Fourth, for which it 1 tue managers win piease accept our thanks. The notice only reached ns on Monday, which rendered it impossible. for us to annonnnee the celebration in doe time. t3T The Ladies' Repository, for July, is on bur table. It is embellished with a fine landscape engraving, and a portrait of a distinguished Methodist divine. In the way of reading matter, it is unsur passed and insurpassable. Published in Cincinnati, Obio, at 82 a year. A New " Battle of the Kegs." By the action of the Squatter Sovereignty wing or the Democratic party, Lincoln is compelled to enter the Presidential fight against a whiskey keg I K3T " One good turn deserves anoth er. JJougias baa been lickioz tbe hand of the South for some time ; snd now the South means to reciprocate the favor by licking Donglas ! tW The new Douglas nominee for Vice President, rejoices in the name of Hersehel V. Johnson. Like bis illustri ous and titled namesake, it will be his fortune to " see stars." K Let 00 0D foil to read the letter of Edward Bates, on our first page, in dorsing Lincoln. It is one of the beet and most telling documents of the day. and cannot fail to produce a good effect Beckett has just received a large lot of fruits, syrups, candies, and confec tioneries of all kinds, for the Fourth of July season. Coll around and see them A correspondent sogjrests that the fol lowing extract from a well known speech by Mr. Douglas oogbt to be read at all Fourth or July celebrations : - ' M No man can vindicate tbe character, tbe motives, and the conduct of tbe sign ers or the Declaration of Independence, except npon the hypothesis that tbey re ferred to the white race alone, and not to tbe African, when they declared all men to have been created free and equal that they were speaking of itntian subjects on this continent being equal to British sub jects born to tho same inalienable rights. and among tnem were enumerated life. liberty, snd tbe pursuit af happiness. Tbe Declaration of Independence was adopted merely for the purpose of justi fying tbe colonists in the eyes of the civ ilized world in withdrawing their allegi ance from tbe British Crown, and dis solving their connection with lb mother country. ; Fatal Kecoatr. " Chicago, June 25. -Smith Fry, a leading Democratic pol itician and prominent citizen of Peoria, Illinois, died to-day from wounds receiv ed in a quarrel with James Carroll, on Wednesday Isst Mr. Fire leaves a wife and eleven children. Serenade to Breckearid fTand Un7 Washinoton. JUM 55 A large body of men. comp.niej", a band, of music proceeded to-night , the residence or Mr. Breckenridm . 1 having serenaded him. in respond to peated calls, he appeared, saying : ITa fait deenlT this m..:r. . . friendly reinrd- inil iam.ii . ,. V -"""wiation ftf j o "".v-tyiey 11 as aa proval of tbe proceeding at R.n: p" by which the National DemC VfnrlAlt nMOAwiFsa.1 tttss . . . v"n- vtntion presented his name, and that "r his gallant and honored friend. Jo. r for President and Vice President ofc United St.fM. '""Ofthe Senator Uavis to lowed in .1 strain, on the personal and nntJUi ' acter of Breckenridge and Lane. Tu Democracy was not the party which hA for spoils and rests itself 0B the cUj J men. When Van Bnren proved nntrnT they cast him off as a diseased men.- and when at a more recent period aoob! er Democrat proved recreant it remained for the Democratic party, faithful to it, institutions, to separate him also from the body, ne vindicated the convention that nominated Breckenridge. Let spoil, men go wliere inclination leads them, pe Democracy honor Mr. Breckenridn for all be has done, and cast the com plaints of office seekers to the winds' Laughter. He spoke of the Consiitn. tion. State rights, justice and fraternity as the principles nnder which Bracken! ridge and Lane will be elected. fAn. plaose. 1 r Messrs. Toombs and Hallett followed the latter insisting as the framerofthe Cincinnati Platform, that there is solhiae therein which, in the least, countenances Squatter Sovereignty. The Wilmot pro viso having been removed from Congress it was adopted with the view of keeping slavery out of the territories and to gain votes under a spurious Democracy. Mr. Hogan, of Kentucky, made gone humorous remarks. The procession proceeded to Brown's Hotel, where sn immense crowd had pre viously gathered. Gen. Lane, after the performance af an air, appeared and tendered his thanks to the assembly for the manifestations of their kindness. He was proud of the nominee of tbe Baltimore L'onvestion. He was one whom he had long known on the battle field and in the councils of the nation, and be felt deeply honored in being place.! on the same ticket with him. He accepted the nomination of tbe Na tional Democracy assembled at Balti more, and with them believed in the equality ami rights of the States under the Constitution. Mr. Yancey followed, saying that the country was in a crisis from which it is the duty of the Democracy to retrieve it. He spoke at considerable length, and was frequently applauded. The demonstration continued beyond midnight Doaclas Demonstration. Adrian, Mich., June 25. The De mocracy of this city fired thirty-thrrs gnns to-day, one for each State, in honor of the nomination of Dongls. FiTTsmno, June 25. Unbounded en thusiasm prevails at tbe Douglas ritifica tion meeting. Two hundred gnns were fired. anJ patriotic speeches were made by Samuel Harper asd othare. Albany, June 25. The friends of Breckenridge and Lane are having a ju bilee to-night. One hundred and live guns were tired one for each rote Breck enridge received in tbe Convention. St. Louis, June 25. The Seceders are holding a grand ratification meetioz to-bight The Bulletin office is covered with flags and transparencies. Col. Win. Preston, U. S. Minister lo Spain, will be serenaded at tbe Planter's House to-night. - 105 gnns are being fired in Lacs Park. Tbe enthusiasm is fully equal to that of the Douglasites. More Official Decapitation Dooclas to to Soath. Special Dispatch to the Cincinnati Gazette Washinoton June 25. The President has determined to re move Hart, the Superintendent of Public Printing, and appoint ulossbrenner. Hart will refuse to go out It is now arranged that Douglas shall address the Democracy at Atlanta, In., snd Jonosoa stomp the State for him. lvODERICK IkANDOM. If oaiaatioa af Coaf ressasaa. ( Special Dispatch lo the Cincinnati Gaseti. Athens, Jane 28. At the Repnblicsn Convention for the nomination or Congressman from u Eleventh District held at Logan to-dJ, V. B. Horton of Pomerov was nomina ted almost unanimously on the first ballot Great enthnsism and the utmost barmooy prevailed. , The If omiaaUoas i ZTew Uasspsair. Concord, Jane 25. Ex-President Pierce pronounces the nomination of Douglas a sectional one. The secession of tbe Boston Post creates quite a stir among the old political ate- gers sere. , coma Avemocraw - quandary about tbe Baltimore tions. but the rank and file are enthusias- tic for Douglas. - - ! The KicasKMid Caaveatioa. RicKMOND, June J8 Th Southern Convention to-day i 1.A Rr.VM.rMm and LaM their 080- aiBvaviMie t imoos choice, adopted tbe majority platform and adjourn w The editor of the Chief has bsraridia . . . . . . t tj k . ana over tbe U010 ana nussissipf-i indulges in some pretty severe npon the conduct of the officials of , road. We ean endorse every woro. -"-set them down as tbe most iopo? conceited snd devilishly mean set of out of tha penitentisry. They not oaiy exhibit their impudence lo men, but ow ladies as gruffly aa if they were bears. EoU Co. Ns. ' . Our sparkling friend 80I. SitM.1 White Cload Chief, who has been nand reveling for tha part tew w-- is again at nia po. "r-y tha Ohio snd Mississippi railroad UU with oor own on the some thoroogai" ZJVwA Etreld. , The Censndaigua Repository. FV ; n . nnirth.CMCS in . vu , Connty, V. Y-, and a warm ?PPTO vmiL ,,. .Wared for Lincoln W: Hamlin. . . . ' " "