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V Issjteiuit'ti tiid.aUU) l.ijtn-jtj i raj Ii ,m til 1,,i''a;,.. ,,y7 .oii-a 7fca, c. atp.at ..,l0 .hif! enejiiijf s ! f r hi I'M , H3J.I5X .J .eAPEf ? .CT7CJ0 XTIXIff i rr -j - "- - -j jj r ' -a -aaaaTiB-aaaaaaaaaaaaaTaae--nvri nr- - t - rw vim . -.-;-. ,..., ... 3 - mint a j riixJTtVM I'il l.U 3tOi ',,; mmk ' LAI KO -f ,tfrr5JfT L ,-.V :';l;lfc 'k::;::';:-::: iMi 1 gL. MILLER, EDITOR' AND PUBLISHER, y VOLUME IV, NUMBER 12; I(j0t oebjr: ' THE SHIP OP STATE. WIDE AWAKE SON&-BY I..Wf LOCKE. Al-MJXlJ'"C"-." iv Birl! kA! '"?' JnB ' ',",, Jiit bXO J tl Ton; A- Ti. jood U Ship of Sute, ij loj;t U coming into port. W14 .battcnJ Milt, i anchor jono, 1 fiif the rojBci will ilreni! bcr; f ti cirri" "" " crow. Ail e!i t new commander. t'EOiri Otr Liaroln i th mm. Oar Lineal, it the man; With r. itnrJj mat, From tb Pine Trr State, Oar Lincoln it the man., Fonr jetri ago the pnt to tea, ITith praipecti trijhtlj beaming; Jlrrhtll " urong, her tailt new bent, A.d .rerr pennant ttreatnlng. SU loeJ the g!, the plowed the waret, Kor TetreJ the ileept commotion; Alajf rtie, noMj on the taileJ, Plead miitrett of the ocean. C'HOiri Bnchtnan wat the man, Bacbanan wat the man; ll.t bit fonr y.art' trip, Learet a crippled iMp Bnthanan wat the man. Thert't oatlnj aboaM the ihip, 7htret a fead no force can tmotlior; Their blood ii np to feirer b.at, TbtjVe catting down each otbar. Bictanin here, and Donglai there, Are beleUng forth their thnnder; Utile canning rognet art 1I7 at work, In pockcticg the plandf r. Ciiorfs Itochan.n it the man, Bnrhanan It the man; flut Nonmber'i ton rhall complete their fan.- Dacuanan it the maa. Well git her what repairt the needt, A thorough or.rliK.ling; lltr tordid crew ihall be diimitttfd, To eek tome hunest calling. i'nre Lincoln loon tliftll take the helm, On truth and right reljing; In calm ur ttonn, in peace or war, Hell ktep Iter colon fljing. Viioars Old Abram it the man, Old Abnm it the man; Wilh a ttnrJ mate, From the Pin Tree State, Old Abrtm it the man. PistcI(nitC0iii THE ABTPTTL DODQEB. We give room to the following com- aicnication from a distinguished ,Er- pcnitor, showing to the peoplo of the South hotv the Hon. Stephen A. Douglas -ioged the "Fngitivc Slave Bill : Horn the Honorable S. A. Douglas, in the Senate of the United Slates. Au- ytut, 1850, Dodged a Vole on the "Fu-. jhire Slare Bill," and the Rectitude and Yeracittf which Characterized a Statement he made to the Same Body,1 Deeemltr, 1851, fn Explanation of the Afomaid Dodge. The act entitled "An act to amend, J supplementary to act, entitled an rt respecting fngitives from justice and fMjiK escaping from the service of their waters; approved Febrnary 12th. 1793;" orijnated in the U. S. Senate. It wan Wght to a test vote in that body by an orier that it should be engrossed and read tWrd time on Friday, Angust 23d, 1550 in the affirmative 27, in the neg- 'ie 12 the lion. S. A. DourIos not Kei ng present and not voting. (Tide cenita Journal. 1st session. 31st Con- pws, p. oSl.) On completing the business of the day. . ' Senate ailjoarned over to the sneceed ?5 Monday, that is to say, from Friday, e 23 1. to Monday, the 26th of Angust. -Vide Journal as above, .p. 582.) OaMondaj, the 26th of the same caotsth. Ao engrossed bill for the abovo tt was passed in the Senate without a Vision, and sent to the House for con-""-(Vide same Journal, p. 587.) w iiuu. Cenllpmon hninrf nnnrAhfllY 1.1 v . ddao1uency in the particu i above tadicated, might cast a cloud his prospects, if not defeat his aspi- Si., " h,8h 0, arose in the &1 h ?ec,emb- 23d. 1851. and ad J 'o & body a long discourse in diction of his claims to the confi- ucb oi tn8 country, and particularly of tte people of the South ; and among -. amuga made the following singular toment respecting his absence on occa- ,.T ! PSaof the aforesaid bill.: iV Pecuniary obligation matnr 2, m N.ew York for near four thousand "OllarS. in n.. -r i.e.i. h. r t'"J"eui oi property wmen iW.i... u " .mcago. r nt ' Apprchen "6 " my nnhltn dnii A- m A V . ttir.t ' jf T.erT. compron"80 questions B reader it improper to leave the jjhto8d.y of payment arrived, r.M8 n wrn&ement with Mr. Maury, Indent or the Bank of the Metropolis, cm;i i19 ma"er forme temporarily, mJ official duties would enable mo 10 S've it mr r,. l ....: c-i: eutirpl rv,oulial oncuiiuu. .L'cutiiig Iihon'i. er n,s rorogeroen-. tb-doKt L moreor "on1". 0" - xeot became dna. I rivoivpri no more of it until, on the day frn. r um8 uue, i received a note Jir. JUnrv. nrnrocnr. hlo An quen,7 r fortification that, in conse-raiJe-.0 ,the unexpected absence of a d i Ae director of hIa bank " .,., was unable to carry out the detJvTDV I thus found myself sud J placed in the position in which I 8i,UVttpdled t0 S t0 w York in- tfcf.i , . snucr my oto to be pro- -- ona tUe tUttnZ '"Ter.C,M .CrU .f J . gieauy impaired. im- '-'- -1 '--- -- -- -g. - , u.., ,.... ,...., . . ., t ' .ji t r-i J. . ..J " t t .. " - . - .-...- ... y-!...- . , . . . - , . . ...i.., . . : " i. r mediately passed wpnnd.heQhamber,' and inquired! of i several; Senators on each side fnendly.to thefugitivo.jbill, whether I, could venture to,ejibsent jhree pr(four daysfor.thepurpose.of attending to this i.0fej"8css!: W Jfeceived , from tP,vl5Lt?.S n-nifefa-.J1SSS": tbatthe'dUcn;' sionfw'Dtjld,contiriue.at jeastia week, and" probably" two weeks longer, before"' the Toting could begin'. Belying implicitly! npon this assurance, I went from the Sen' ate. Chamber directly to the cars. ami. riding all night, arrived in New York the next dayv Meeting several. Illinois friends there, I was enabled to meet the obligation and avoid a , protest during the three days' grace allowed me by law. While din ing with these friends at the Astor House, on the day I:'had concluded my business, one of them alluded to the fact that the fugitive lull had been ordered to bo en-i grossed for a third reading, in the Sen ate. I expressed my surprise, and doubt ed the correctness of the statement. He then showed me tho paper coutaining the telegraphic announcement, when I im mediately roso from the table, and told my friends that I mnst leave for Washk mgton that afternoon, in order to be en abled to vote for the bill on its final pas. sage next day." . I left New York in the fire o'clock train. that afternoon, and after riding all night, on my arrival here the next' day I found that the final vote had been taken the day previous." (Vide Appendix to Cong. Globe, 1st session 32d Con., p. 63.) To a proper, appreciation of the above statement, tho following remarks are material : 1. When the Hon. Senator says that he received the message alluded to from Mr. ilaary "on the day" bis (N. Y.) "debt became due," it is obvious that he meant nominally, due, for he afterwards speaks of the day of grace, thus : "I was enabled to meet the obligation, and avoid a protest during the three days' grace allowed me by law." 2. It is equally obvious that he made the payment on Monday, the 26th day of August, for he says in substance that he was dining with friends at the Astor House on the day that he concluded the business that learning that the "fugitive bill had been ordered to be engrossed for a third reading," ho "immediately roso from the table," took ''the five o'clock train that nfternoon, and after riding all night, on his arrival" in Washington, "the next day, ho found that the final vote had been taken the.day previous ;" that is to say, that the day on which "the final, vote" was taken, and "the day on which he completed his.hnsiness," was one ana tne same, ana mis was ma mua day above named. 8. He does net say in express terms that his financiering occnpied the whole of the three days grace, but it is certain that snch must have been tho fact, for the Senate was not in sessionon Saturday, the 24th of Auuust. and Friday, the 23d, afforded to him the last opportunity he could have had for consulting "several Senators on each side friendly to the'ftigitive bill," as . r i 1 :. iL. to tne propriety oi nis leaving uu mo business, andfor.the purpose indicated. If we assume that, his note nominally fell due on Friday, tho 23d, then thalastday of grace would be Monday, and it is eer tain, for the reaon above expressed, that thfinavment was made on the day last nam ed. The note could not nominally have fallen due at any earlier day thn Unday, as in such case payment on Monday would not have been within "three days rrarfl. In addition to the above, the following facts and considerations have an impor tant bearing on the case : L It appears from Senate Journal, (as above, p. 560.) that the Senate, on Thursday. August 15th, took np this fu gitive "bill, and postponed the further consideration of it until Monday, An gus! 19th, making it the special order or that day: It also appears from the1 same Journal, p. 561; that the Hon.' Senator was oa that day in his seat.-and voting m questions Which came before the body, aad that the Senate adjourned over to the succeeding Monday, that is to say; from Thursday, August 15tb, W Monday; August' 19th. 1 ' .' . II. It appears from the same journal (p. 562 to 564) that the Senate on.Mon day. August 19th. iu the first instance -i. - .A .MArnn a variety Of mis- cellaneoussuDjects, -ui uuutjr "p" to the consideration of the fugitive slave , t a. Cll nwAMtOnnri bill when the Hon. Mr. Mason l toe an thorof the bill) proposed an amendment, and the Hon. Mr. Dayton a suhtituto for such amendmentVthelpnrTclpaKobject of which was to,sccure to the supposed fugitivethc:right;of trial by jnritf the State where arretted, whicb was rejec'-'W by a vqte of 11 in the affirmative :to 26 in thehegative, (vide journal as abosve, n 5RS."i urirl therenDon Mr. Wmthrop mnA '..i ..nnnVlmont'tft'the amendment proposed by Jrlr.. Maseu. socuhng to tne fugitive a right.tothe writ of habeas cor . i.:-t. ..Vs 1sn rplMted. bv a vote UU3, tllVaJ V c-i-w - J---- "7 t t of 11 in the'aifirraative, to 26 in the i neg- : V;.l ?nnrnnl as above D. OOU.J Mr. Douglasdid not vote on either of the above .qMstibM. Both elicited much discussion.' ' It does notiappear from tne CoHgresaional Globe, or elsewhere; that i. ai, .nv'n&rt.whatevcr in -the pro ceedings.-- In, point of fact he was not present in the Senate dnringthe'-day: - ttt f-- fiVa.m- Antrnst 20tbi -the Senatft: .after transacting considerable miscellaneous business, proceeded to tu T r i t .k ipbb a & . . . . .x .;v.v mrt- -f" t . -. 1 i ' ! -ir .y(- i ftaflftw -r vrjMh i. lit ir im. lun i-i-iiiz- iRiiniki -""'H - - -v.-. '-rl'i WHip'IfifipBfl.:: consideration of this, fugitive bill,- but the yeaa and-pays ,were,no. called. dnrins tneJ atuljthereforejt, does', not appear, from the journal whether Mr; ''Dbnglas wait nr vtVnnVnA.u.r'! tltlrrt'StfTli.-'- --T - w. - uw 1aMVUW .LiUt l UUCB RU pear from' the Congressional " Globe, 4hat! the bill; and-iu principles, Were extensive ly discussed on thts,dajv and .that there was no Donglas presentto take part in the proceedings inpoint of fact he was absent on Tdesday'also. ' IV. On Wednesday, Aag.' 21st, the yeas and nays were called onja singlo question, not material to be stated, an sing in the transaction of miscellaneous business no Donglas present to voto on it rPliA Gui.t. !...- ....- I-1 a- it... .. j. no ueuiu; men uiuteeueu 10 lue consideration of the fugitive bill it was debated as on Tuesday no question, ta ken but the Congressional Globe proves no Douglas present, or rather that he took no part. In fact he was absent as on Monday and Tuesday. V. On Thursday, the 22.1. in the first place miscellaneous business was transac ted as usual. The Senate then proceed ed to the special order of the day, when Mr. Pratt, of Maryland, moved an amendment, greatly adding to the sever ity of the bill as proposed by Mr. Mason rejected by a vote of 10 in the affirm ative, to 27 in the negative ; no Douglas present to vote on this occasion. ("Vide journal as above p. 573.) VI. On Friday, August 23d. yeas ami nays called on a. single question arising out oi miscellaneous business ; no Doug las present, to vote on that question., (Vide" Journal as above, p. 574.) The Senate then proceeded to the considera tion of the fugitive bill, when Mr. Chase moved an amendment ; rejected yeas 1, nays 41. No Douglas present to vote at this time. Mr. Underwood next mov, ed an amendment; rejected yeas 4, nays 30. Douglas missing as' before. (Vide Journal as above p. 575.) Mr. Mason then moved to amend his amend ment ; agreed to yeas 22, naya 13. Donglas again missing. (Vide Journal as above, p., 57G.) Mr. Underwood's amendment came np again ; rejected yeas 14, nays 22. Douglas still missing. (Vide Journal as above, p. 5S0.) Mr! Davis, of Massachusetts then, proposed an amendment, very material ; rejected yeas 13, nays 24. Donglas nowhere. (Vide Journal as above, p. 581.) No further amendments being propos ed on the qnestion : Shall this bill be en grossed and read a third time ? ( It was determined in the affirmative ; yeas 27, nays 12. On motion by Mr. Baldwin, the yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the Senators present. Those who voted in the affirmative are, Messrs. Atchison, Badger, Barnwell, Bell,' Berrien, "Butler. Davis of'Mississip pi, Dawson, Dodge'of Iowa, Downs, Foote, .Houston Hunter; Jones, King; Manguro, Mason, ,Pearce,.Busk, Sebas tian, Soulo, Spruance, Sturgeon, Turncy, Underwood, Wales, Ynlee. Those who voted in the negative are, Messrs. Baldwin, Bradbury, Chase, Cbo- per. Ifavis or. juassacnuseiis, jjayion, Dodge of Wisconsin, Greene, Smith, Upham, Walker, Winthrop. So it was ordered tbat this.bill be. en grossed and read a third time. (Vide Journal as abovo, page ool.) . Where was the Hon. S. A. Douglas? Thereupon, on motion byMr. Foote, that'when the Senate adiourn it be to Monday then next, that is to say, Mon day, the 26th of Angnst, it was determ ined in the affirmative yeas 21, pays. 15. Donzlas not present to vote. Wh'creuponthe Seriate adjourned accor dingly. VII. It thus appears that this; subject was under discussion from Monday the 19th, to Friday the 23dthat a great variety or questions were propounuea and decided, eliciting an unusual amount of interest and feeling, and yet we have not either-in the Journal of the" Senate or the Congressional Globe, the slightest indication or evidence of the presence of Mr. Douglas. Ho 'votes on nothingwhat ever, neither on questions . arising in transacting the miscellaneous business be fore the body,, nor on any one of the im portant questions of amendment of this bill, nor on its. engrossment for a third reading. ' And yet ho would have ns believe some very remarkable extravagancies; ' - ii- 1. That, after4hisrbill. had, been five dtivs under consideration, and after nu m'erons amendments had been proposed most rejected some" adopted; and wlwnit.irae obviously: approaching con- summationseyeral, Senators oa each aide friendly" to the, same, umiormiy aasurea him that "the discussibn would continue at-lastaweet and probably two. weeks' iAcir. so that be could safely be ab sent' three or four, days far the pnrpoee al ready, so often HMUonaL. t , - - ' tt Tint on the very day this bill was ordered to be engrossed, be left the 8enate Chamber and went directly to the cars and took a seat therein for New York, "relying inS.ieit. 3upon theTeas- It is well known that at that sea.on of the year, trio evening wm iai-i u :tn for Now York.at 6 o'clock; or thereabouts. -Nodoubt the bill, was.or-, dered to be engrossed, long -before that hour, and'ifis certain many of "the most t-r.l Vtneslioris of- amerrlments Tfad been acted on.wl.there was intlw pro- cecdiugs of the;.body.-the, most-. palpable. :.i;.iions of tvpurnose.to disposo of the fiubject.before'an adjournment. lILt was IrCtne midst of dog-days Snators and Jteprescnutives were, no KANSAS JjBUBSJPffSBlPTEMBER-27, . doubt, araiona'.tofg keae to- taeic. wives and'childrenT-who.cjeTetiatMy bodytImu"ch" less tjeyeral " Senators ..'on each jSide)"' could' cpntempl Ate1 af debate of a'w'eek'and probabiyer'a1 fortnight on any-8nbjectuat perinj, d Ipertten? larly ,an,oe. .tlutLad.alreadyi;eagrosed their attention, four or.fiye.days,? v j IV. 'Who ,'cad' believe "fliat he tne Senator remained in New'YorW:,ign6r ant of the engrossment- bf ithat bill until Monday, whetf he sat down to dine at the Astor House, that is. to say., for no less than seventy-two. hours after the or- uer was maqe : xio.aouot me entrross- ment jr nuay, p. m.j was annoqncea in all'oftlie New York papers Saturday morning,, possibly in the evening' papers or Friday, ir not, certainly, in those or Saturday, and was on that day tho, sub ject or telegraphic and other communica tions to the press of the city, to say noth ing of editorial comments. - It is believed. to be useless to pursue this subject further. The state of. the case is too obvious to require comment, In the explanation already' referred to, the Senator observed that "the dodging of votes the attempt to avoid responsi bility is no part of his Bystcm ;of polit ical practice" thiquestioH,is,:t Whtthtr truth telling is any part of that system? And the further qnestion is, whether the name of any man who can be guilty of snch prevarication, can be toorthylof a moments consideration tn connexion. wUA the Chief Magistracy of a, great and free people f Upon an examination of the New York Tribune, of Saturday morning, August 24th, 1850, under the' editorial head :is to be found the proceedings of. the Sen at? of the previous .day, ordering the Fugitive Slave Bill to be engrossedwith the ayes.and noes. The New York Evening Post, of the same day, viz : 24th Aug., 1850, also contains the proceedings of the Senate of Friday, 22d, together with the names of the Senators voting npon the order to engross the bill. Yeas Atchison, Badger, Barnwell, Butler, Davis of Miss., Dawson, Dodge of Iowa, Downs, Fodte,, Honston, Hon ter, Jones, King.'Mangum. Mason, Pearce, Rusk, Sabastian, Sonle, Sprnance, Stur geon, Tnrney, Underwood, W.ales, Yu lee. Nays Baldwin, Bradbury, Chase,' Cooper, Dnvis of Mass., Daytorir Dodge of Wisconsin, Green, Upham, Wilker, VVinthrop. It is certainly very strange, that Judge Douglas should have been at the Astor House all of Saturday, and nntil the hour of dinner on Monday, and not have looked at the proceedings, of the Senate, which appeared in all tho journals of tbat city on Saturday, particularly, as from his'own' showing, he wasWmuch inter ested, and in a" matter which excited the attention of the whole country. In fact it was,l measure of. that extraordinary and exciting session of Congress.. , , ,,,.. How the Fusion Works Anotherlr 5 '"' repressible Conflict. ' A Palmyra (N.tY.) correspondent of the Rochester American gives an account of Donglas.and Bell meeting held at that place on the 24th ult. Hon. S. E.. Church addressed the audience on behalf of the Douglas wing, and S, J. Crooks, Esq., of Bochester, rang the Bell. Th'o( for mer speaker steered clear of all subjects calculatedito excite unpleasant remem brances on the part of bis new.allies ; the latter was not so prudent. But we will let tho correspondent tell thetory : S. J. Crooks of .Bochester was called out for an afterpiece1, and he spoke, two hours and ten minutes. He announced himself a Bell man f" "I follow the big bell wherever it'goes. " 'He proclaimed his love for "my Irish brother," but still insistedi he .should be here twenty-one years before being allowed to vote. He attempted a laudation of .Henry., t-iay, but cot him so badly mixed, up with Pennsvlvania iron bre.Hhat the whole crowd lauzhed at him.- As otten as once in. ten minutes he announced his text: T want Bell Bell alone, and if I can't gel BeHY am willing to takePonglas." And he said "there will be no election by the' people, but the election will1 go" to the House, and' then Belt or Everett will be the. President".. Gov.' -Church t.ll-pd nrTnrith alomr.face: the leading Democrats were swearing mad; the crowd more than half dispersed ; the wagons from abroad drove off, ;and BtUL Crooks keptringing,hisBelln The -Bepnblicans were in great glee, and we wish they. would get Crooks here every week of the campaign. But be need not be alarmed he will not st .aaotber nyitation.-i- Tho Democrats -have V-een';8as," bo mistake. -. .. "After Crooks' speech ten men solicited an cuirauico avr aaro t ,-m ..w , they will berecefved Bext'meetmg.' TTnir'McAM Old Book n. Mr. B. G. Bennett, mail aeenton onebf the ""Ohio aadnlndiaaa Baikoada. .was mcently ' . -m turned outofroffice by Jar. BuchanaB. Mr. Benne'addressed. a letter tOjannr diana editorVand.ln .reply to 'a , remark oT the lattcf.-said : ' ' csYbuaay'that G," 8mith,c"who"took my place, is "meaner than Old iBnck 1". That is wromrfor-two.Teasont: ,In the first place, tfothing"in" "human shape ever has orever1 can aDDroach Old Bock in meanness ; in his case Bature tried an ex periment to, see how.mean and contempti ble a' man could be made, and live ; the pext one, with "a shade' adraace, died, and nature gave it op. c:i BY JOSZPH Al XU5E8. :! Ata " Cclnmbia, tU ffm ellt Octaa.." , - -1 13 JW -i3 ia-U 13 1 .Pwrajaaayad . lik. rheaargtycf waaii,,,:, .. Or windt tweepinj fortit and Jea; 'Itcoiet from I nation in motloiJ-! r ' Front piilHoat whoVe twbra lobe fit t! " ,-' Then an thonghti, bejond worJt, which Imprtit them. At the tbont, with nraplord apptaote: "litre1! to Lincoln and llaallal God bfett them! And bleit, too, our coantrj and cauln CHORUS. And blett; too, our eonntrj and'eaote! Aad bleu, too, onr coonlry and cann! Ilara't to Lincoln and Hamlin! God blett them! And blett, too, oor coontrj and caate! Throagh the portal, of death tpeak the tirtt, Aronted from their haTen of rett, To'kindlo tho'tlambering firea. Till the glow, in each patriot't breatt! The ttretch oat their armt to carett them Tbeir chiUren, who honor their lawt And err: "Lincoln and Hamlin! God bleu them! And blett, too, onr eoantr and cant!' Cuoaci And bleu, too, our coantrj and canse, etc. The future ipeaki ont with itt Toicet, And joint with the rett of all time, At it tmilet with delight, and rejoieel At a aeese, more than grand, tbal'a tablim! And rain it tb hop to inppreis them, Or to ttifle tha thooti of applau, AVhich err: "Lincoln and Hamlin! God blett them! Aad bltit, too, onr coantr and aaata!" CaoauJ And bleu, too, oor coantrj aad cast, etc. Wanted, the Presidency. It is with a sense of relief that wo turn from theYcanvassing, exploits of Mr. Douglas, and regard the more dignified stand bf the nominees of the other par ties. While eagerness for high offico is indecorons, se'f-commendation is digns ting. Whoever is tho people's choice, let, us hear him say, with the proud Ro man : "I do beteech yoa, Let me o'etleap that cottom; for I cannot Pnt oa the gown, ttaad naked, and entreat them, For my wonndt' take, to gite tbeir inflVage: pleat j on That I msr patt thit dot ng." To see a man who would bo President to see him like tho shameless medicant, show his stumps, and claim : an alms o see him jostle aud scramble for the prize ;it is enough to make ns distrust elec tive institutions, tor where is tho re bnke, which a discerning" and indignant people hurls at the head of snch a mounte bank ? Do tbey understand him, and say rlt is enough : we, want a hero, not a varlet ? Alas ! no ; and the observer of human natnre reluctantly 'admits that an ignoble peoplo proclaims itself by an ignoble approbation. We need not say that it is in no par tisan spirit tbat wo thus speak. Many of the sentiments which Mr. Douglas ex presses are honorable and patriotic, but his championship 'of them in this man ner, as the self-appointed leader of.a par ty, is in the worst possible , taste. For it cannot be forgotten "that the prominence of bis position is hot due to. the unsolici ted'Toice of the people, but is the result of an unprecedented and discreditable course of electioneering. Stump speech making was a conces-. sion tothe ignorance of a sparse frontier pbpnlation, which might' not 'be censnra ble in their circumstances, bnt'shonldbe supplanted as soon as possible by the or gans of a better intelligence. Its exten sion into more enlightened districts, and, particularly, its adoption by candidates for the higher offices, should be discoun tenanced almost as earnestly as bribery: A Presidential nominee advocating bis personal claims in public and private, from his seat in the Senate, and from a hundred rostrums scenting tho great dignity, as it were, like a beagle; and yelping as he runs 1 Have wo como to this ? t The only merit of Mr. Douglas in it, is his freedom from disguise, and yetthis is its ereater shame. -For, not even the tribute that vice pays to' virtue is here. He reckons upon the demoralization pf the people, as ene presumes me cupiany of another to whom he offeis a bribe. Mar it aDnear not for any party's sake, bnt for the virtue of the State that he has underrated- his countrymen. ;-Vw Tork World. tThe Last DoDGLAsms; Discovert. The Detroit Tribune says Gen. Orville Clark, a most dogmatic Douglasite or that city, in a speech on Friday evening, made the following remarxaDie state ment: " - The principle, of j .Belt-government is one dear to every American. In devo tion to it was' this country settled. Onr forefathers left a land of tyranny and op pression, for one .where tbey could have a chnrch i without . a bishop a govern ment without a king; where ,the people should be tneir dwnf bishops and their own'kintrs. They settled "on the bleak shores" of tbeAtlantie.ia. a' ilaad withont liM-and salemnlw risohed that thtv ndd,be governed by the lavs of t God un- tU theii had time to make better ones. Democratic legislators improving' on the law of God is new .phase j of-the great, question. ,. , r Let "Eu Bo. Mr;. Etbendge,! ot Tennessee,i whose- independence raised, a storm in the House, ,on Monday,,- by his resolution against theslave trade, is an original. 'Talking with some Southern gentlemen. the other day, he remarked that the fogitive slave Uw, about .which no much fasawas making, is a considera ble humbog. "Why'' he said, "if -a mmr"m iT. one of two' things certaln---eitber be.is aimean nigger, or' has a mean master. - If-the nigger is meaii be isn't worth catching 'and if the master's mean the nigger ought torun" rt a TERMS C 1 How. to Convert a Democrat. .Not many months ago a good Douglas Democrat emigrated from Ohio toTexas, fortho; purpose oft teaching .school; dec. Hejlid. not, "however, remain long,, being compelled'toleavef or be hanged' or mob bed as ;an" Abolitionist; He'it Tnow in Illinois, and i has written: to, his friends in Wooster, an account of the. treatment he receiveu a. mo nanus oi jjemocrats in Texas. N e are permitted to make the following extracts from 'his letter "But yon havo not heard of my mis fortune in. Texas. There I was taken up by a mob ono night, about nine o'clock; they took mo about a hundred yards into a vacant building ; there they gavo me a short and disorderly hearing, denoun cing people of this climate, and partic ularly, thoso of Ohio, and Massachusetts. They suspicioned me of being an Aboli tionist. "Bnt to make the story short, some of tne mob. brought a rope after tuey exam med me, which occupied three or four hours. They read all my letters, about twenty-live, examined, all my books, all my clothes, but found nothing ; searched my pockets, then proceeded to decide in what way they, would dispose of me. whether to whip me tp death, or tie mo on a wild mule, or hang me. By this time 1 became, ontirely reconciled to die, and made them a brief speech npon tho con sequences of perpetrating so rash and hazardous an. act, explaining the cause of their nntounucd suspicions, for which 1 was most certain then to die, for what, my friends? for doing right. God knows that I had done no wrong, but had tried to reform them from tho sin of drunken ness, horso racing, gambling, with all its kindred train of evils ; that, my friends, was the causo of their hatred towards me, and for this they sought to kill me. But they began to moderate after I talked to tbem in that way. They then began to parley about how they would dispose of me in such a way that some other people would, kill me, and to this they agreed at length: That they wonld send me through the Stato of Louisiana,- with the report preceding me that I was an Abolitionist, which would bo- equivalent to death, and that they were to describe me particular ly, as having but one suit of clothes, for they kept a trnnk full of clothes and a chest of new tools that I got in New Or leans, with all my letters, maps, compass, daguerreotypes, nine of them. They drove, mo from there at or after 12 o'clock with bloodhounds. I happened to have three dollars in my pocket, and what was due me I could not get, about1 8100 worth of tools and clothes at Orleans prices. I traveled bnt fifteen miles, on tho Louisiana road till day, then knowing-the location of the counties and riv ers, and tho Indian nation, I' turned my course due North ; traveled by the snn in day time by the moon and stars by night ; keeping as, straight a course as possible, swimming some streams, wad ing others; going over mountains, through sloughs, briers and brush all of it a timbered "country ; at that or this time I know that no person conld travel through that country, without nsing every pre caution ; if you stopped they would ask you"a hundred questions or more if a person did not suit their views, they would detain biun I ate one meal a day; stoppsd at(a poor looking place, and got my dinner slept on the ground when I did sleep, that'was no't much. "I travel ed 200 miles in 7 days to the Choctaw Nation, where I taught- a school four months, then, came to my 'brothers' in Central Illinois. , "Well, then, if the people of the New Territories will not now at this advanced state of knowledge, allow it to take a peaceable decision after' it becomes a State, then it js right for Congress to in terfere and establish. laws to'prevent sla very, if wrong, and protect it if right. So you see again, has Congress si right to make laws.tb authorize murder, "and not to prevent it? it has no right, to au thorize murder because it is wrong, .bnt it has to prevent it, because it is right, to dbYo ; so say the Republican party, that Congress has a right to intercede for the principles of right ; but it has no right to intercede for the principles of j wrong ; therefore of the two. greatest evils let us choose the least." Wooster (O.) Re publican. at i What the Uhtted States Were Osce. Cap t.. Nat. Johnson everybody knows Capt. Nat. Johnson was .travel ing'." nTfhe cars the other' day, 'when he overheard' two Englishmen commen ding this country ra' terraa' of unasual warmth. -j- ,i ' . z c "Do. yon like ,thia .country., though .?".. asks Capt Nat," r "Indeed we do," replied the English-. men;" "We'are surprised and delighted with everything we see: your inetitu tions and habits andJifa are all so differ ent and. so much more wonderful, and at tractive than we had ever inspected.". . If'yon'tbtnk soDwell of our country now.' reioined Captain Nat. "good God, what wouldn't yoa .have thought of it if you-oau-seen ii -ueiore pucuaunu wa elected President." ,. , ;- . Wisdom. JobnrVan Buren, in;a re- cent speech made, at the. congratulatory Democratic meeting, at Tammany, Hall, N.'Y., over, .the result of a late election, said'the ydnng D'emecracy' had' dared to act against the theory" that trisdom was not to be found in a man !until he had lost all his. hair and , most cf his teeth. This notion of. the old fogies John thought was decidedly-wrong. i znr &( 1 1 nT?.ryr nr $2.00 PER ASJtlJ ? nf ADVANCE. WHOLE NUMBER,768. - ,'3-oV iX U i fit. i '-yt.ti.Zm -. JM THE DIBOE OF THE DOOMED. Aia-' nulkUi attillu'Diuk.' There', a wail breaking forth. from a giant'. ttronghoU, At coming areau an by ahadawa foretold;' that wail ah dug of th faaad Smtttr King. VhiL th "riJ.-Awiie.-.,erhll rrqaiem, ting' . The breezet that iin- thraagh iaa for.it or Main., MUe th old wood. re4cbo HamVn'Vf.fr fame; And the "Granit Boy." join in th raiUplitter't tong , i, mn oiu u.mocracy- unit u Ooatlo along. Th Green Mountain Suit the laad of my birth And th Bay Stale rejoice at my "lat of earth; And mime- and clock land aaitit ia tb ihont, While I, all abac, tat th Salt Kit r roat. Th llardt and the Softt of the old Empire Stat. m Are clad ia deep mooning, bewailing my fatex . Jiot my fat alone, bnt poor Breck and Lant, .' . For the Ker -Stone re-ecfaoet onr deatb-ion agaiaf Th Bsckeri, and Hootitn, aodackart,ar oat; - And the U'olrerinet join tho BrpsMicaa thont; The nnzzarJi and Uadgera, and all Free State imnt. ana luoir uaucrici icBiue uie toierelgnty tnipt. t i . tr C " The tire-eaiert brate. Mho at rit er my prl'd. At Chaileiton got miied when Democracy died Ar now hriokingfur Belli Tor Iluatton, nre-,'',, For the Ualtimor Clique broke Uemocncy'a nck. An "llone.t Old Abe," tb Repoblicant found. - VVboie coat-taili, ibey iiy, r. iodm way. from th groand; Wlio can fill th "Big Chair," and bit feat loach th leor, ' While dack.ggd Dgy mut ting rmor: Alatl for the hopet I bar cherlibed to long; Alat! for the hobby I moonted to ttroag; 5 - Alat! that I cnt the Compromiie halter. Which tet me adrin on'thit perilont water. My Kaniti-N'ebrtila hat withered away. And the friend of th Kjnattertnnit go to'decay. With ao one to heed th tmall giaatt behett , ' And no "Abraham'! boiotn," whareon b can rait. :!3 The Campaign in Egypt. We have reliable intelligence of tha progress. of the carapainin Southern Ill inois during the past two weeks, tha rs. . suit of which will prove a source of" the gravest astonishment to the Pro-Slavery jjaiijr iu nuvemuer noxi, aau oi equal delight and satisfaction to tho friends of ' freedom and free labor. Since the great ' Springfield, mass meeting, Mr; Yates, in conjunction with A. C, Fuller, Esq., Kepublican nominee for Presidential Elector, has addressed the people at Law renceville, Olney, Flora, Greenup, Effing liam, Vandalia, Nashville, Dongola, jonesboro, "Jnledouia and Cairo the average attendance at each meeting being over four thousand persons. Mr. Yates . has been makings most gallant and suc cessful battle throughout this region j and wherever he-and Mr. Fuller have travel ed there wjll be found a line of Republi can votes in November which will con confound a certain class of politicians. Mr. Yates goes now into the WabaslT' counties, finishing his labors in that part of the State at. Shawnee town, on the 8th inst. While these gentlemen have been work ing in the South and Southeast, another corps of speakers and canvassers have been pushipg the cause forward in the Southwest. At Carlylo and Trenton. (Clinton Co.,) Pocahontas, (BondCo.,) Vandalia, Nashville, Sparta, Evansville," and Bed Bub; (Randolph Co.,) Freedom,? (Monroe Co;,) and Belleville, (St. Clair Co.,) Messrs. 8. A. Hurlbut, Joseph Gillespie, T. G. Allen, Gustavus Koern- er and John Schecl the two latter speak ing in uerman nave been addressing large meetings and securing hundreds of ' votes for Honest Old Abe.- In every" precinct throughout tbe.Southern.conn-. ties the people are clamorous for, infor mation on the issues now at stake, where ' four years ago, they were deaf to every thing notjabeled "Democracy." As an -evidence of the success which Bepnbli canism has met in "Egypt" this veanit. may be stated that John Logan (d. w.) tendered his services to the JJOHglas state Committee not long since,, desiring to be pnt somewhere in the thickest of' -the" tight, because his Ninth District was safe for any required majority, and h'at' the .aforesaid Committee remanded' him "to his. own. counties as the locality .where his services were most needed. Chicago Press and Tribune. , Jcdoe Bautlev os David Tob. Judge Bartley made a political "speech ' at vv oosrer, unio, on tne zstn nit;; -wherein he spoke thus flatteringly of hif fellow Democrat, David Tod, so-aetime-known as ''Gov. Tod,:" , t "David Tod is well known '.to; 'the., people of this State as agump-head.and,' ignoramus'. - His egotism arid" variityy have made him a borrfn private conver- sation ; and bis Munchausen stories cbiv necfed with bis mission to :Braxn,--iac. which' he never fails todepict "himself aa a hero have made him a fit subject of rid icule." r ' -J cr : i ' HcvoBs oftnz'CuoAxas.-TM.'iS'-sonri Democrat has a notice ofJa'Doog- 4 las' demonstration in St. Joseph cIt'says.' that banners were carnea ia ue proeas . sion bearing the following device , - "uia ado cut au tow .so,, wnert- rw , split-that last 7rale, he 'kan,::rah,-'iaer taongh'to kepffsiteoir the'leetle 'Jiant'!''' "fur Presadsnt, a. s. dugasav for - Presadent,iH. V. johniu3g7 nai'riie "Duglas forever, never beet yit.'-'," r f . "Deth to the Bale splitter Abalisbun. ists:'1 . '-1- - ' - -: --a The Donglas men in one sUgobf tbe. Charlsston farce proposed, it is taidto'" accept' aa ultra Sootbera'plUferaiTwkh' Douglas ,as the. candidate. This abow-r" ed most conclusively, that tbeycarecV more.for the principaVthanfor the nHria" ciple. Prenticer ' . - - Douglas has "told hk Jrre."' Ib'a clams.- "ail 'I' iM ffl' ai. I TWl ii ; i j Wi ft it m isi- 1 Hi iiif J-'B '! m !k 3- f- . 1 s wn Jr SI t-- M v ,1,-1 MM !SIt Tfi; Vent f -T 1 Jt m m m i m vtML- imui Wit- m Si: II II :p i 4 i K i J-H? i a. & a m 'm i ' . ? -2 (I " 1 Bl v m ft '. !. tl I Mr It m ??