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SOL. MILLER, - - EDITOR. WHITE CLOUD, KAYS AS: Tkirriaj: : : : : insist Z9, i860. MeaWicketWhoOwn Themselves rOR PRESIDENT, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, OF ILLINOIS. rOR TICE PRESIDENT, HANNIBAL HAMLIN, OF MAINE. Thi Ijhtatioh Pabtt. The Demo erttic party has heretofore been noted for bomboggery end imposition ; but it now seems to have dwindled into a mere inn tation part j. nave they no original idea or thought left? Are they nnalle to krinv nvihinr into nse until it has first T-y m Wn bandied bv the Opposition? Their I r.cers tell us that the enthusiasm for! Douglas is like nnto that of 1840! Must tbey go to the Whigs for an illustration of enthusiasm? Was there never any enthusiasm in their own ranks worth re ferring to? What of Jackson ? what of - r ----- Pierce? Or, is Pierce an unpleasant sub ject? But, in other days, they were wont to stigmatize 1840 as a cider socking campaign, noted only for drunken orgies and song singing. Do they mesn thst the Dongla enthn iasm consists of drun ken orgies ? When the Know-Nothings started tip nil overwhelmed the Democracy, the latter strsightway undertook to counter' act the power of the organization by one of their own, called the "Sag Nicbts, or Say Nothings. At the opening of the present campaign, the Republicans com meneed erecting what they termed "Wig wams." The Democracy imitated, and put np "Ranches." The Republicans organised into companies of "Wide Awakes;" the Democracy forthwith came out with their "Never Sleeps." We verily believe, that if the Republicans were to adopt the name of " Fool-Killers," the Democracy, still intent upon imitation, would call themselves "Fools!" But the Republicans intend to do one thing that the " Squatters" cannot imi tate they mean to elect Old Abe Presi dent Kansas Democratic papers value themselves highly. Their maximum value has been fixed at 8500 ; their min imum rate we have not yet learned, the lowest price reported being 8150. It has just been revea'ed that the Leaven worth Herald, the leading Democratic paper in the Territory, offered to hanl down the Douglas flag and boist that of Breckinridge, and employ an able editor during the campaign at its own expense, in consideration of the sum of 8500, one- half cash in band. II tne truth were known, we doubt not it would appear that the Dispatch flopped over for a mnch smaller sum. Lsst Fall, the Topeka Tribune sold out to the Demoeracy for 8150. Out of sympathy for the poor, lousy, distracted Democracy of Kansas, we wish tbey possessed at least one poli tician or newspaper worth as much as an ordinary, crippled nigger ! 7 Democrats are still coming over to Lincoln in droves. If it keeps on so for a short time longer. Republicans of former years can stand back, and there will be enough who have come over since the Chicago Convention, to elect Lincoln. Every move of the opposing factions, but seems to help the Republican nominees. Since the onion of the two or three Bell- ringers in New York with the Sqnstters, Lincoln has gained thousands of votes ; and now if the Disunion and Squatter wings of the Democracy would come together, he wonld gain thousands more. tW One word more with regard to onr offer to subscribers npon the strength of Lincoln's election. When strangers send os their names, we have neither the time nor disposition to hunt up references as to their responsibility; besides, we are not so anxious as all that comes to. If persons do not see proper to send relia ble references with their orders, we must be allowed to exercise onrown discretion in sending the psper. Hon. Edwin D. Morgan has been nominated by acclamation for re-election as Governor of New York ; as has Lieutenant-Governor Campbell for the office which be at present fills. William Cul- len Bryant ia one of the Electors for the State at large. It ia a strong ticket, and New York will give it from 75,000 to 100,000 majority over any combination that can be formed against it. ' The St Louis Democrat contains a long and able editorial, in which it is argued that there is a possibility of car rying the State for Lincoln. Things as strange have happened; but whether there be a possibility or not, every Lin coin man should tarn out, and vote the ticket, and they will roll np snch a vote as will make their opponents' eyes stick out far enough to hang a hat on. J From all accounts, there is still "corn in Egypt" We learn, from Ill inois, that thonsands of bushels of the finest kind of corn are being sold, in the field, at 10 cents per bushel ; and we are informed that in some parts of Iowa the ' ame is being done for 15 cents per bushel. Tar and Feathers. That ia a favored coontiy, hoe pro duct can be made the chief mean of de fence of her institutions; and whete a pe culiar application of those products an swers as a more forcible and irrefutable argument than all the eloquence and logic that can be brought into requisition. Emphatically snch a country is the Sou thern section of the American Union. Their cherished institotion is Slavery. and two leading products of the labor of that institution are tar and cotton, (the latter making an excellent substitute for feathers, where the article is scarce.) Tar and (we will call it) feathers are made to do ample bervice in defence of that institution, and to stand as the unan swerable argument as to its justice and righteousness. Does a mm in the Sonth assail that neeuliar institution? He is met. and r speedily subdued, by invincible tar and feathers. Does he mildly suggest that Slavery is wrong, and that free labor is more ennobling and profitable ? Potent tar and feathers overcome his reasoning. Does he contend that Slavery has a de basing influence upon the white popula tion ? Tar and feathers decide the point against him. Does he intimate that it is degrading to a white laborer, to be compelled to work beside a slave ? Tar and feathers convince him otherwise. Is he even suspected of enteitaining senti ments inimical to the sacred institution ? He must answer to tar and feathers. Thus it goes. We hear of it from Vir ginia to Texas, from Missouri to Flori da. If sny man has the temerity, by word, deed or insinuation, to say or do aught against the patriarchal institution, or if there is slight csnse to suspect that he does not sufficiently venerate it, vigi lant, argns eyed, energetic tar and feath ers call him to a speedy atonement And the most gratifying fact of all is, that these potent and peculiar instrnments of justice, like the peculiar institution which it is their peculiar office to defend, are articles for which the South is under no obligations whatever to the North. But we may be a little too fast. We believe it is claimed that Northern mer chants originally forced Slavery npon the unwilling Southerners. So it may have been with the peculiar application of tar and feathers. It is not, we be lieve, a discovery of our day and genera tion. So far as our limited historical research has extended, we are forced to confess that the first experiment npon record, to our knowledge, was made in the North. But the institution still pre serves its original character. In the in stance referred to, tar and feathers meted ont pnniahment to fanatics who protested against obnoxious institutions snd tyran nical laws. So they do now. Tar and feathers then sum man" It dealt with peris. The same in our day. The in stance we allude to, was on the eve of the Americsn Revolntion, when the Col ony of Msssachnsetts Bsy was overrun with British soldiery, snd when a Yan kee enjoyed about as mnch peace and safety as a free man now does in the South ; when each person was required to give an account of himself for every thing be did, and every movement that he could not account for by explanation as clear as the noonday sun, was adjudg ed to be an act of rebellion against Brit' ish institutions and laws, and punish ment awarded accordingly. At that pe riod, history tells ns, it was ascertained that a poor countryman had purchased an old, rusty musket of somebody at the village of Billerica, for which act he was strongly suspected of being a rebel. He was arrested by the soldiery, stripped of his clothing, covered with tar and feath era, placed on a cart, and hauled through the streets of Boston, amid the jeers and yells of the populace. Some of the his tories osed to give a picture representing this ssene ; and we can imagine that it was a fair picture of the similar perform ances now almost daily enacted in the Sonth, by the jealous champions of in stitntions and laws, which a large major ity of them understand about as well as a Hottentot does Squatter Sovereignty. And the history of that affair is substan tially the history of frequent horrors in . i r . e . me Boutn, wnere murderous plots are pronounced to be in contemplation, from the fact of a musket or revolver being fonnd in the possession of some person who is suspected of being not exactly " right on the goose." a be outnerners do well to preserve this practice, originating from so worthy a source. Tar and feathers aided in pre cipitating the American Revolntion; and if, as many believe, we are shortly to witness another great revolntion in onr Government and country, it is not im probable that tar and feathers will play a prominent part in hastening the event. Mv a ne teiegrapn wires were pnt np through this place, on Friday last, and are rapidly stretching to the westward. We eannot ssy whether there will be an office here or not If not, it will be great satisfaction to know that all the important news (particularly in the sec ond week of November) passes through here, without any one being the wiser for it V- : - : ' a be drouth does not appear to have affected the elderberry crop in this vicinity ; on the contrary, they seem to be more plentiful than in any previous year, and are now being gathered in large quantities. Tune Changed. The only charge, or nearly so, that the Democratic papers of Nebraska bring against D lily, the Republican can didate for Congress, is that he opposed appropriations for Nebraska, and there by went against the interests of the Ter ritory ; which is not a very probable story, from the fact that he wonld have been thus opposing his own pecuniary. political, personal and local interests. The principal witness in proving this chsrge, is Congressman Craig, of Mis souri, who has written a letter for that purpose, which is eagerly circulated by the Democratic papers, particularly the Omaha Nebraskian. This same pa per, but several months since, laid the blame of the defeat of their appropria tions, npon other shoulders than those of Mr. Daily. The following editorial from the Nebraskian will reveal that person's name, ana win aiso snow mat jibis estimation of its chief witness : Ma Cmin'a Sdccessor. We are gratified to see that the Democracy of the St. Joseph, mo., uisinc, nave nom inated another man than James Craig, to represent thsm in Congress. Mr. rv.Ic although a rood man for his dis trict, has ever been the evil genius of Nebrsska, and has done more to defest onr appropriations and railroad bills, than any other man in Congress. Hs went for the dismemberment of this Ter ritory a year or two since, and has always favored the disorganizing spirits of Ne braska. We hope better things of bis successor, Hon. Elijah H. Norton. We believe a member of Congress can be just to his own district without doing injus tice to others. And bad Mr. Craig con tented himself with fairly, impartially and ably representing his district, there is no msn in Missouri for whose politi cal preferment we should have been more solicitous. But having constantly op posed our interests, we cannot but felici tate the people of Nebraska, that anoth er has been chosen in his place. Now, admitting the truth of what the Nebraskian says, and tsking it in con nection with Craig's electioneering letter against Daily, ia it not a logical infer ence that it is a part of Craig's pro gramme of opposition to the interests of Nebraska, to accomplish the defeat of Daily, because he has proven himself to be a formidable champion of those in terests ? Poor Reliabcb. General Dodge, of Iowa, is reported as having remarked as follows, at a late Donglas meeting in Philadelphia : I know that Henry Clay relied npon him f Douglas) more than npon sny oth er man, entrusted to him the drawing of the Compromise bills, and called npon him, when his voice became so feeble (hat he could no longer fill the Senate, to take his place and fight the battle for the ad mission of California, Utah and New Mexico." If Henry Clay did snch a thing, (and who believes it ?) how worthily was the trust reposed ! Clay was scsrcely dead, before Douglas set about planning the repeal of the Missouri Compromise, one of the greatest works of Henry Clay's life, and which he held almost as sscred as the Constitution itself. It wss a scheme which Donglas well knew he dare not broach while Clay lived. Yet it is claimed that Clay was his " protector' and " political direst or," and Whigs are arked to vote for Douglas npon the strength of it ! S3T The National Committee of the Constitutional Bell-ringers have issned an address, in which, among other things, they deplore the repeal of the Missouri Compromise, and affect to be severe upon Douglas, as the author of the mischief. Why do they not tell that when it was found that the Nebraska Bill was to be crowded through. Senator Chase, in or der to save some relic from the wreck. offered an amendment declaring that the Compromise measures of 1850 did not supersede the Missouri restriction, and that nothing in this .bill should be so construed as repealing that restriction, or something to that effect, and that John Bell voted against it, in company with Douglas ? Let the whole truth be told. ' W Sol. Miller offers the Chief to subscribers at the nsual price, for one year, to be paid when Lincoln is elected. Sol. must be going to suspend shortly. Doniphan Pott. Why didn't you ssy, at once, that yon hope so? Papers have made the same prediction, before the Post wss born, and it devolved npon ns to announce their decease. We predict the Chief will live to perform the same melancholy office for the Post tW Thaddens Stevens and John Co- vode have been nominated by acclama' tion, for re-election to Congress from their respective Districts, in Pennsylva nia; and Tom Cor win, of Ohio, will no donbt be re-nominated in his District There are not three other men in Congress so dreaded and hated by the thieving Democracy Stevens and Corwin for the past, Corode for the present, and all three for the future. The Bell men throughout Missou ri have commenced organising with the utmost activity, and appear determined to carry the State. A meeting was ad vertised to come off at Forest City, on Saturday evening last, and we donbt not it was well attended. Meetings are also to be held at other places in Holt Connty. Douglas was at first called the Rump" candidate, and now he is the Stamp" candidate ; but about the ides of November he will be the " Bob tail" candidate I - lineola'i Speech. The following is the speech Lincoln made at the immense Springfield gather ing, when he was forced npon the stsnd by the crowd. Is it not in striking con trast with the insipid, long-spun bsr rsnirnes with which Donglas is inflicting the AWe of the East, or as many of them e he can get to listen to him ? Let ns ask : Suppose Donglas had been placed in Lincoln's position, wonld that vast concourse have been let off with any thing short of a three hours' speech, con sisting of his nsual bnllying, blsckgnar- ding.and demegogue cant about his "great principle ?" My Fellow Citizens : I appear before yon npon mis occa sion with no intention of making a speech. It :s my purpose, since I hsve been plac ed :n my present position, to make no toeeches. This assembly having been drawn together at the place of my resi dence, it appears to be the wish of those constituting this vsst assemblage to see me, and it certainly ia my wish to see all of yon. I appear npon the ground here at this time only for the purpose of of fering myself the bort opportunity of seeing yon end enabling you to see me. I confess with gratitude, be it understood, that I did not suppose that my appear ance among yon would create the tumult which I now witness. I am profoundly grateful for this man ifest at ion of your feelings. I am grateful becanse it is a tribute such as csn be paid to no man as a man. It is the evidence that fonr years from this time you will give a like manifestation to the new man who is to be the representative of the truth on the questions that now agitate the public mind ; and it is because yon will then fight for this cause as yon do now, or with even greater ardor than now, though I be dead and gone. I most profoundly and sincerely thank yon. Having said thus mnch, allow me now to ssy that it is my wish that yon will hear this public discussion by others of our friends who are present for the purpose of addressing yon, and that you will kindly let me be silent. X3T We understand that the Rulo Guide has again been discontinued. It is said that the material is to be taken to the gold mines, for the publication of a paper there. The Guide was Breck inridge Democratic organ. The party mnst be dwindling in their old strong hold, Richardson County. Although Half-Breeds will do to vote Demoorstic tickets, they will not do to read and sup port newspapers. Z3r0wen Lovejoy is a prophet. Four years ago he said that the Republican party was " innoculated with Abolition ism. and ere long it would break out all over." He has lived quite long enough already to see his prediction completely fulfilled. Democratic Paper. Yes. and he is now prophesying that Lincoln will be elected President, by tremendous majority. This also will come to pass. , 0 7 A susceptible young friend of ours has received from a young lady splendid bouquet,, with a label attached. containing some lines from a nations song, and the sentiment, " Hurrah for Abe Lincoln 1" He thinks ( and so do we) thst there is patriotism 'and common sense, as well as fragrance and beauty. about that bouquet. o James Sexton snd Jack McKer nan arrived nome from the gold mines. on Friday evening. They report that gold is there, and persons who are willing to work can make good wages; yet they came away, and have not bronght any of the gold. " The proof of the pudding is chewing the bag." " t3T We have heard of many queer thefts, bnt never of such a thing as a pair of mill-stones, with other fixtures be longing thereto, being stolen ont of mill, ontil a few days ago. Snch a trsnsac tion took place at Falls City, Nebrsska ; and what is equally strange, the articles have not been found 1 t3T The Ladies' Repository, for Sep tember, is before us, illustrated with an other of those inimitable rural scenes for which this work is noted, and a portrait of a distinguished Methodist minister. A -better Magazine, both as regards en gravings and reading matter, is not pub lished. Cincinnati 82 a year. We have frequently seen accounts of extraordinary feats of penmanship; but a gentleman was in onr office, the other day, who is not slow in that line. He can write the Lord's Prayer twice on surface the size of a gold dollar one of the small pattern, at that One of onr ranting Douglas ex changes endeavors to make himself and his readers believe thai the election of the little 8ncker will be a sure panacea for the malady of Disunion. In that case. the remedy wonld be worse than the die ease I Who is the greatest liar ? He bo talks most of himself." Chiiust Proverb. What does Donglas talk about, in his bores from the stump? Printers who set op the trash, complain that it runs hard on their font of capital I's. .W Sol.' Miller's Dingus" has been down this wsy, and is evidently in a bad fix. Xeotho Valley Register Not to onr knowledge ; but if yon in sist on it, and be is still in that " bad fix," try atbebs! JCW A Democratic exchange, noticing the death of an old citisen, remarks that he always voted the Democratic ticket" A pretty recommendation to give a man to another world I From ibe Houston (Texas) Gasetle Extra- The Late Conflagration Terrible Development A Abolition Conspiracy Tie sixth Day of August set for a General Slaughter of Whites The People of Dallas Sleeping with their Arms in Handlfay Call on the Lower Counties for Assistance. Dallas. Texas, July 16. 1860. Major Johb Marshall Dear Sir: I will give yon some of the facts con nected with the burning of Dallas, and the deep laid scheme of villainy to de vastate the whole of Northern Texas. The town of Dallas waa fired on Sun day, the 8th inst.. between one and two o'clock. P. M. The day was very not, j the thermometer standing at 106 F. in the shade, and a high southwest wind blowing. The fire wss first discovered in front of Teak's new drag store, on the west side of the square, and continued to spread rapidly nntil the whole north aide was consumed, and one-half of the east side, together with all the buildings on Main street, east of the square, and west of the Crutchfield House. Several other buildings were consumed, with the loss of dry goods, groceries, &c, in all of them. On Monday, the next day, the house of John J. Eakens. one mile from town, was fired. On Wednesday, the hand some establishment of E. P. Nicholson was fired, but discovered in time to ar rest the flames. On Thursday, the sta bles, out-house, grain and oata belong ing to Crill Miller, eight miles from Dal Us. were destroyed by fire. All of these were so plainly the work of an incendi ary, that suspicion was excited, and sev eral white men and negroes were arrest ed and underwent an examination. This led to the detection of a most diabolical plot to destroy the country. The scheme was laid by a master mind, and conceiv ed with infernal ingenuity. It was de termined by certain Abolition preachers who were expelled from the country last yesr, to devastate with fire and assassin ation the whole of Northern Texas, and when the country was reduced to a help less condition, a general revolt of the slaves, aided by white men from the North, and many in our midst, wss to come off on the day of the election in August The object of firing the town of Dallas, was to destroy the arms of the Artillery Company, ammunition, and provision known to be collected here: to destroy the stores throughout the country containing powder and lead burn the grain, and thus reduce this por tion of the country to a state of ntter helplessness. When this was accomplished assis tance was expected from the Indians and Abolitionists. Many other places have already been fired, Denton, Pilot Point, Belknap, Gainsville, Black Jack Grove, some stores in Kaufman and Navarro. Waxahachie, and other places that I do not remember. Each county has a special superintendent, a white man. and each county ia laid off into districts nn derthe supervision of a white man, who controls the action of the negroes in that district The negroes are not permitted to know what is doing outside of their immediate sphere of action. Many of the most prominent citizens were to be as sassinated when they made their escape from the burning houses. Arms have been discovered in possession of the ne groes, and the whole plot revealed for a general insurrection and civil war at the August election. I write in haste ; we sleep npon onr arms, and the whole country is most deep ly excited. Many whites are implica ted, whose names are not yet made pub lie. Blunt and McKinney, the Aboli tion preachers, were expected here at the head of a large force at that time. 1 on had better issue extras containing these facts, and warn the country of the dan ger that threatens it We are expecting the worst and do not know what an hour may bring forth. Do the best yon can for ns. We have no printing press and can do nothing in that line. We may have to call on the lower connties fur sssistsnce no one can tell. All is con fusion, excitement and distrust. I will write "gain. There never were each times before. Yours, in haste, CHAS. R. PRYOR. Teleorapu from the Missocri to the Pacific. E. Creighton, General Agent of the Missouri and Western Telegraph Company, is now on a visit to this city for the purpose of ascertaining the most practicable route for a telegraph from the Missouri river to Carson Valley. He will also visit Fort Laramie for the purpose. Mr. Creighton informs ns that the ar rangements hsve already been made from St Joseph via Nebraska city and Oma ha to Fort Kearney, and that the line will be completed and in operation to the lat ter place by the first of November next." tie is soliciting subscriptions for the fur therance of the enterprise to its western terminus, and the choice of the route will depend much upon the encouragement re ceived from those most interested at the several points. We think the citizens of Denver csn well afford to do their share of the necessarry "wire pulling" to attract the chained lightning hither. The line is a certainty ; the route is the olny ques tion to be determined. Denver CityBer- ata, July 3U. erica CenatitwUonal I'atoa &- veatlee. IvDiAWAFoua, Ang. 15. The American Constitutions! Union State Convention, which met to-day. appointed Jno. E. Blythe, of New Al bany, Hon. W. K. Edwards, of Terre Haute, electors at large, with a full del egation of District Electors. Ex Gov ernor Morehead, of Ky., was introduced to the Convention, and delivered an elo quent speech of an hour and a half in length, which was frequently and enthu siastically cheered. Resolutions endor sing the platform and nominationa made by the Union Convention at Baltimore, and opposing fusion or alliance with any other political organization, were unan imously adopted. Two Feu. Moon. A strange astron omical takes place d tiring the present month that of two full moons. On the first day of the month, at 11 o'clock and 33 minutes, the moon's phase changed from the first quarter to a foil moon ; on the 31st of this month, there will be another change at 2 o'clock and 57 minutes, from the first quarter to a full moon. 1 Onr Special Washington Dispatches. Wasrisotor, July 28. ELKCTIOH PROPHECIES. The inWlligtnce received here at Re publican Headquarters during the p two weeks enables me to eive yon the following prognostications as to the re salt of the election in November next. Owing to certain local causes, the major ity for the Republican candidate for Gov ernor of Maine will not in September exceed five or six thousand votes, which, however, will be trebled in November for Lincoln. New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts are unquestionably re liable for Lincoln by very large major ities. Khode island and conneciicni will go decisively for Lincoln the diffi culties of last spring having been entire Iv removed. Fernando Wood will have ao mnch to attend to at home, that be cannot throw bogus votes into Connecti cut, as he did in April ; an I the Repub licans feel sure of carrying the State by not less than 4.000 minority, ion can safely pnt down New York as one of the most certain states tor Lincoln. I ne Donglas popularity there is all a myth. In no State are the Republicans better organised than in the hmpire state, and i they are prepared to carry it, wether the Opposition agree upon a common Elec toral ticket or not "Pennsylvania will give Lincoln about 25,000 majority, the Tariff issne having swept the Democracy out of existence, while in New Jersey tho same question will exercise a potential influence. Frosa. the West the accounts are most cheering. Ohio is regarded as reliable by an increased majority. Lane is expected to sweep Indisna by 10,000 in October, and Illinois is regarded as sure for Lincoln by a very large majori ty, on account of the Breckinridge and Donglas quarrels in the interesting region known as Egypt. The Bell snd Ever ett diversion, it is conjectured, will help Lincoln in that State, the bulk of that party having sustained Douglas in 1853. Concerning Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan, no doubts are expressed. The circumstances nn.ler which Donglas was nominated have paralyzed the efforts of his friends in those States, where, if he had been regularly nominated, his name would have had some weight. In Missouri, Keutncky, Maryland and other Southern States, Lincoln will receive a sufficient number of votes to relieve him from the chsrge of sectionalism. From all this information I gather the impor tant fact thst Lincoln will be elected, despite any combinations that can be made against him. TBI eccoquAS liberty pole destroyed. The pioacriptive Pro-Slavery men in Virginia have destroyed the liberty pole erected by the Republicans at Occoqnan, Prince William Co., Va. The Repub licans will erect another flagstaff upon the ruins of the old one. The barbarism and intolerance of Sla very and slaveholders, has thus been filly illustrated. Cin. Gazette. Later from California. St. Jos Em, Aug. 20. The Tony Express, with San Fran cisco dates to the 8th inst., arrived this evening. The Pony Express, with St. Louis dates to the 27th nit., arrived in Carson Valley on the Till inst There is but little State news, and that is confined to politics. Senators Gwin snd Latham remained at San Francisco, tating but little part in politics. IDe latter, it is said, will uot participate in the canvass. J. W. Denver. Ex Governor of Kan sas, supports Douglas in a long letter. Many persons were advocating the nomi nation of Gov. Downey as one of the Douglas Electoral candidates, which it is thought would greatly strengthen that side. Politicians generally are of the opin ion that if the Presidential election could be held at ence. California and Oregon would go for Douglas, bnt they antici pate a very damaging effect npon the Douglas side from the continued receipt of bad newa from the East. A Bell and Everett State Convention, to nominate Electoral candidates, is to be htild at Sacramento September 5;h, the day on which the Donglas Convention meets at the same place. Accounts from Los Angelos represent that gold and silver discoveries continue to be made in the monntains sonth and east of that place, extending to the neigh borhood of San Bernardino. The acconnts from the Caso and No- mo lake regions continue of an exciting character. An election waa held in Carson Valley to organize a proviaional government for the proposed lemtory of Nevada, on the Squatter Sovereignty principle. The returns indicate a vote favorable to the organization. An affray took place during the elec tion at Genoa, in which R. M. Ander son, late Lieutenant Governor of Cali fornia, waa mortally wonnded. Oregon advices to July 31st state that the opinion prevailed that larger crops throughout the State would be harvested this yesr thsn ever before. The Oregon papers are filled with po- mieai arxicies. oo isr. I our papers sup port Douglas, three Breckinridge, and three Lincoln. Extension ef the Pacine Telegraph. St. Joseph, Aug. 20. To-day the Miaesonri and Western Telegraph Company commenced stretch ing their wire westward in the direction of Fort Kearney. Tne poles are set ISO miles ont from here, and the wire will be pnt cp that distance in two weeks. A large party ia at work farther west get ting out and setting the poles. It ia ex pected that the line will be finished to Fort Kearney by the middle of November. The different routes west of Fort Kear ney are being surveyed, and the company will soon be in possession of accurate in formation as to timber and other facili ties, which will enable them to push for ward rapidly and to the best advantage next season. Frew Lewisrillet Ky. LonsviLLB, Aug. 21. Letters have been addressed from Lex ington to the New York Herald aad Charleston Mercury, by Samuel C. Beid, Jr., of Louisiana, on authority of Mr. Breckinridge, contradicting the report of his withdrawal, and asying that he will, in a few days, reply to slanderous charges. Contpir,. From tle Houston Telegr.pi, 0f ,i 28th nil., we gather some addiiional B titrulara of the diatnrhei! --.- . Jr- :- 1 T.. 01 Wai in iNortuern That in joonul says Fiom Waxahachie we have seen a Ut tcr written by a merchant to his corS" pondent in this city, which gires ' of the details of a conspiracy there murder the people and destroy th tow'" in a Winner similar to that of Dallas!!! The plot was to have been carried lat Sunday. It waa discover!, ho,' ever, and two white men. wbon' are not given, were hnng on Satur,!,. last, the 2lst inst Some twenty 0.M negroes were to be hung also next wk The danger was believed to be ovtr though the people were constantly watch', ing, and were almost worn down their vigilance. This letter is writto, in German, and we may not have cot .!! .i . : i i . i ,. ail me raaiiL-r cuiuaiucu, um beiievs We hi' lue principal lacis The facta seems to be spparent that there has been a widespresd conspiracy in the northern counties, msde np U wickfrt wnue men. Abolitionists, iT which it was intended to burn tb hon ses, kill the people, snd run the negrof,' into Mexico. Fortunately, it has beta discovered, not in time to prevent tbs deatrnction by fire of half a million of property, but in time to save the lives of the people, and it is hoped to bring ring leaders, particularly the kelluh inciters of the negroes, to condign pDB. ishrnent. Further Pahticclars. Mr. Crngw, who is just down from the nppsr country', confirms the acconnts we have recsiri Irom Dr. Pryor. He says the vigilancs committees are composed of the best men in the several counties, that tlxy are acting with great coolness snd dslib. eration, and that the people have the nt most confidence in them. He also state that in Dallas tbey bars soma eiht or ten negroes, who appears,! to be the ring, leaders, in confinement. They will prob be hnng. They had whipped some aer enty or eighty who knew of the couspi racy, but failed to inform on the conipi. rators. In Waxahachie the diicovsry was made through the voluntary confes sion of a negro woman belonging to Mr. Marchbanks. Throughout the whole re gion embracing Dallas, Ellis, Tarrant and Denton counties, the testimony of the negroes has been the same. Thev have all agreed in saying thst they were to burn the houses an I murder the wo men on the firt Monday in Aogsit. They were then to attack the people at the polls, aided by the reinforcement of the expected Abolition band, and having got possession of arms, provisions, Jtc, fight their wsy to Mexico. When 5Ir. Crnger left Waxahschis last Monday, there was a rumor that there had been two men hnrg in Dalian, and he thinks those must be the men al luded to in the letter from which the above ite-ns concerning the Waxaharhi conspiracy were taken. The people in all parts of the country sre thoronghlr eroded, and will not stop until the whole plot is laid bare, and the offenders, k far as posssible, are brought to justic. We hear reports from Grimes, bat they want confirmation, and we will not report them. The people are, however, everywhere on the alert, and suspicion! characters are being closely watched. Political Bewi. Mili.kpcf.vii.le. Ga., Aug. 14. The Bell and Everett State Conven tion assembled here yesterday. It was large and harmonious. Benj. II ill ani Judge Low were appointed Electors at large for the State. Boston, Aug. 14. Senator Seward arrived from Portlaad at 10 o'clock last night, and was met at ihe depot by a large crowd, who escorted him to the Revere House, where hs sat serenaded. Brief speeches followed fron Gov. Bsnks, Senstor Wilson snd Hob. A. II. Rice. The reception wss enthu siastic. St. Locis, Aug. U. The Bulletin publishes a esrd signel by Senators Polk and Green, declaring that their suggestion of a State Conven tion in which the friends of Jadge Dog; las should be represented, ss well si all Democrats adhering to the principles of the party enunciated in the platform of the last Convention, has been rendered nngatory by the opposition of the friends of Douglas, and therefore submit to thou Democratic voters stsnding on we sonri pisiform, who are resolved to de fend and maintain the principles eonneia ted in the Breckinridge Nstionsl Conven tion, the necessity of perfecting the or ganization of the party, with the view of conducting the Presidential canvass the State energetically and successfally; and they respectfully propose the sssern bling of a Stste Convention. Jsmes M. Hughes, member of fa Vtm ocrstic Nstional Committee for Misws ri. concurring in the policy proposed V Seostors Polk and Green, a eonvennee has been called, to be held at Je&r City on Thursdsy, Sep. 20th. which eos rention will revise the Electors! tick, snd take such further action si the inter ests of the party msy require. Political Hews. Locisvnxx, Ang. 20. The Courier says thst Mr. BreeM ridge has authorized Mr. Stevens. CW msn of the National ExetiCoasi tee at Washington, to contradict enpo ically. the absurd rumor thst be thoog of withdrawing, or desired to wUbdr.- Mr. Speaker Pennington has sd-s a letter to his constituents of N3. trict of New Jersey, declining 'T1 tion to Congress. He will ssrvs w present term ending next winter n TT.har il SOP' DLAWAB. Ueorgv - . tfc. ported for Congressemsn fc." publican and the Union prtes ot" .r Ra has a good prospect, Wbitely.the present uemoci-- - .: rnenu. has declined to be a eanam--. . . , . ri umi be a nim. iveiawarw Republican State. Oncreasiwaai - CAMWMBraa..P..Ae Tfc- Paonle's (Regressions! "VT- - . i.ij,. here hsve nnsnimoiiJy wo"!". t Edward McFherton for re-eJeeo. More about that Dreadful cj" in Texas. Congress. -