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Our Lecompton, Kansas City and
Lawrenoe Correspondence.
Ac., &c?i Ac.
House ON Till Prairie, 1
Near Lecompton, Ktj 12, I860, j
C7ke War?Marching of the Opposing Forces?Strength of
the Pro-Slavery Party?Artillery of the Pre* Slate Men?
Intense Excitement.
11m Kansas wet U again In fall blMt?the excitement it
at its height?the pro slavery totem an coaling la from
?very quarter. The Atchison artillery are on the oppo
site aide of the KansaE, near Lecompton?the ferryboat
baa jaat been aank aa they were endeavoring to e ross the
pteoaa it will beivery difficult to srose the pieeea. The
pro-elavery forcea in and about Leoompton will now nam.
ber 600 men, and they are eoming in oonatantly. Governor
Shannon waa in oonaultation with Colonel Samner yes
terday. We are jaat starting to go through Lawrence,
and there is no telling whether the correspondent of the
Hew Tore Herald will come out with n whole skin or
not. The exoitement is even greater than it was last
winter; the very babies claim to be border ruffians. It
is said that the free State people are mustering their
clans, and have now 700 men, an abundance of arms,
and no lees than twenty-two pieces of artillery In Law
renoe. A fight may be expected within two weeks, if it
comes at all. The pro-slavery people are about sending
an armed party to seize a flatboat, capable of cariying
ten or twelve men, with which to oroes their forces. But
oar oompanion is impatient, and we mast get to horse.
Kansas City, Mo., May 14, 1856.
I hasten to enclose yoa a copy of Marshal Donaldson's
To the People of Kansas Territory:?
Whereas, certain judicial writs of arrest have been di
rected to me by the First Distriot Court or the United
State#; and whereas on attempt to exeoate them by the
United States Deputy Marshal was violently resisted by
? large number of the citizens o( Lawrenoe, and as thsre
is every reason to believe that any attempt to exeoate
these writs will be resisted by a large body of armed
men : New, there Tore, the law abiding citizens of the
Territery are oommanded to be and appear at Lecompton
as aoota as practicable, and in numbers sufficient for th?
proper execution of the law.
Given under my hand this 11th day of May, 1866.
L. B. DGNAL030N,
Uaited States Marshal Kansas Territory.
No liabi ity for expenses will be lnonrred by the United
State* nutil their consent is obtained.
L. B. D., U. S. M.
Col. Preston,who goes to Lexington to arrest Robinson,
carries with blm, in addition to his own letters autho
rising him to make the arrret, a letter from Governor
Shannon to the Executive Administration of Missouri,
caLing upon them to deliver op Charles Robinson, a fu
gitive from jutise from Kansas Territory.
Coloael Preston actioipaed considerable difficulty in
conveying Robinson to lecompton. He is, however,
u well aa his deputy, Mejor Donaldson, well known
ns n determined and energetic man To what do these
things teed t Truly,Kansas is even now in a state of war;
and free Stateism, deprived of its head, stands in no little
1 Lawrence, K. T., May 17. 1858.
Position of Governors Robinson and Reeier?Terror o
the tree Stale Leaders?Ererturns of the United Slates
Marshal?The Investigating Committee? Ri/tes versus
I arrived, "without let or hindrance," at my home
in Leavenworth City, on Saturday last, and met with a
cordial reception from the "sovereign squatters" of that
place. I rested over the Sabbath, attended eharoh, and
on Monday morning I took leave of home, "sweet home,"
and oame here on foot, through the rain, wading the
creeks and swimming the Kansas river.
I met Governor Robinson at Kansas, as I ascended the
Missouri river, on his way East, sinoe which I learn that
be was taken off the boat by a mob at Lexington, Mis.
sonii, and is now in "durance vile," gaardel by border
ruffians and in Imminent p?rll of being hang, without
benefit of elergy, for the encouragement of the growth
of hemp in Missouri.
Governor Iteeder his also left for pari# unknown, for
his own peace and safety, while G. W. Brown, the editor
of the Herald of Freedom, on hia way home from the
East, was arrested by a mob at Westport, and is still a
prisoner. Day onto day nttereth outrages and new
arrests, and night nnto night darkens the horizon of a
free Stale for Kansas, Divers prominent Individuals of
the free State party have foand it convenient to bs oat
c. barm's way aboat this time, for sundry good reasons'
The Uni ed States Marshal has posted printed prosla
maUons over the Territory, calling upon the lovers of
" law and order " to assemble at Leeomptoa, to aid him
la m ? Vlng arrests in Lawrtnce. There is said to be 1,400
men unuer arms and pay from the United Scatei Trea
sury, at Lecompton, already; and itQl thsy come, oom
j oped of federal officers, Missourians, ant the nephews of
Attoisoti. bom the Southern ohlvalry. Whiskey and the
V'hoctI ilrer are both ri.iicg. This is, Indeed, the
reign o( terror.
The Corgressional Investigating Committee, Instead of
giving seouilty and protectlun to witnesses, have eoaa
pxffvdtlie flight oflRobinson and Reader; and, when Law
renoe in threatened with destruction, this same commit
tee evacuate the beleogured city of Lawrence, and pro seed
to Ieavenworth City, on the borders of Missouri. There
was a dense fog followed them, so that we cannot
clearly see what may happeu to ns. There is no military
or other organization among the tree State men, no pre
paration made to welcome and receive with Southern and
worm hospitality then* Southern nephews of Atehtaon.
There is no head to the free dtate party?It's all tail, anl
terribly twisted at that. There are no funds, few rifles,
but plenty of Bibles; but Bibles won't save us from exter
mination. The exlgenoy of the times may bring ont from
the crowd some brave leader, who may rally the timid
free State forces, and put an end to federal oppression. If
oppression will drive any peop'e mad, as the wise man as
serted?tbsa the free State settlers ot Kansas will be
driven to desperation in due time. Things are working
that wsy with a vengeance.
Msnj (roe State men are pri-oners? one a clergyman?
end every oee is exposed to powder and ball. Some fami
lies are fleeing from the Territory with a strange tenacity
for life, without leaving any signs of resignation or pre
paration for death. The New Haven eolonr have gone
beyond ell danger, and are safe, far up the Kansas river.
These Yankees nave a nice Instinct of danger, and pcsseis
a great deal of FalstafPs valor and discretion. Taey will
never be that, bat may postibly be hung.
NO. I. ?
I communicate herewith a report from the Secretary of
War in response to a resolution of the Honae of Repri
nentatives, of the 12th inst, reonssting me to inform the
House whether United States soldiers hare been employed
in the Territory of Kansas to arrest personi charged
with a violation of certain fi up posed taws enacted by a
supposed legislature assembled at Shawnee Vil'il >n.
Wssm.M.TON, May 22,18i>6. FRANKLIN PIERCE.
NO. ft.
Head Qrasters, Fort Leavenworth, May 7, I860.
Sin?J hare the honor to forward herewith further oor.
respondeuce in lelation to Kansas diflieultisi. Very re
spectfully, jour obedient servant,
E. V. SUMNER, Colonel 1st Cavalry, eoramand'ng.
To Cot.. S, Cooper, Arijt. Gen. U. H. Army.
NO. lit.
Execttivs Office, Lucokpton, K. T.}
April 24, 1861). /
Cot. firMMJR?I bave the honor to acknowledge the
-receipt r i yonr letter of the 21st, and als> of the 221
inat. I.ient. Mcintosh rapo> t?d his eommand to meat
this place, agreeably to instructions. His report to you
?will put you in possession of all that has transpired
while nidi eg the Sheriff of this county in the execution
of the process in his hands.
It is t us to Lieut. Mclntoeh lhat I should say that his
prompt and efficient action, and the important ssrvioes
which be has rendered the Sheriff In executing the laws
entitle him to my warmest commendations and most
sincere thanks Hoping t > *se you soon, when I will be
able to explain matters further, I bave the honor to
be your obedient servant, WILSON SHANNON.
Executive Office, April 26,1856.
Cot. Sumskr:?Pi*?I aun satisfied that the persons
agsiost whom writs bave been issned, and placed in the
hands of the Sheriff ot this county, and who have not
been taken, have fled or sscreted themselves, so that f ir
the present no farther arrests can be made, neverthe
?ess, I diem It prndent to have a military power or
haard, of thirty men, stoUootd At thil plpoe and subject
to my order*, to act in out of on emerfenoy. I would
there.'ere request yoa to furnish me witA such e guard
from your oommaod, to be need m the 9h?rUTs posse end
to preserve the peeoe e* Mansion may require.
1 here no other requisition to meko on you et present,
but would reepeotfully reqpnst you to hold your oom
mand in readiness to act tat a imment'ir we ruing, if re
quired by me to enforce the laws or preserve the peaee.
With great respect, WILSOtf SHANNO.Y.
NO. V.
Franklin, Apri.'as; 18M.
Oolonkl?Under the direction of the Governor, I started
from Locomptin early this morning, with the intention of
assisting the Deputy Sheriff In serving writs lett by Mr.
Jones. Ws arrived at Lawrenoe about half-past 8'A'. M>,
and although we remained in town nearly two hours, the
Sheriff was unsuccessful in his search*?apparently those
for whom he had writs had left the lorn. I shall remain
near hare lor two or three days, in order to be nearer the
Sheriff end to attend to the serving of the writs. The
Governor has not yet Issued any writs against Mr. Rseder
or Robinson, and I don't think lie will at present. As I
passed through Lawrence this morning, everything seem
ed to be quiet and orderly, and I hear very little at pre
sent of the Missonrlans.
The person who takee this is In baste to leave?if any
thing important occur*, I shall let you know of it by ex
press. Very respeotfnliy,
JAS. MclUTOSH, 1st Lieutenant 1st Cavalry.
Col. Sdmnuk, 1st Cavalry, eommanding.
War Dkpartxknt, Washington, May 21,1868.
Sir?I have to acknowledge the reference to this De
partment of n resolution of the House or Representa
tives, dated 12th inst., requesting the President to inform
the House "whether United States soldiers have been em
ploy td in tne Territory of Kansas to arrest persons
charged with a violation of oertaln supposed laws ensoted
by a supposed Legislature assembled at Shawnee Mission,
in said Territory,'' &s.
In reply, I have to Jetate 'that by instructions from
this Department, dated the 6th of February last. Colonel
E. V. Sumner and Lieu tenant Colonel P. 9. G. Cook ware
directed to aid, by a military foroe, the constituted
authorities of the Territory of Kansas in suppressing In
surrection or invasive aggressiois against the organized
government of the Territory or armed resistance to the
execution of the laws, in case the Governor, finding the
ordinary course of Judicial proceedings and the powers
vested In the United States Marshal inadequate for the
purpose, should make requisition upon them for a mili
tary force to aid him in the performance of that official
Under there instructions, and upon the requisition of
Governor Shannon, a detachment of troops, under a
Lieutenant, was ordered to repair to the Governor to sus
tain the constituted authorities in the enforcement of the
laws. The proceedings In the case are specially In the
enclosed copies of the correspondence, which oontains the
only information the Department has upon the subject.
The instructions from thli Department being di.eoted
exclusively to the support of the organized government
and constituted authorities of tne Territories, convey no
authority to employ soldiers to aid, hy making arrests or
otherwise, in the enforcement of " supposed laws," en
acted by a " supposed legislature." The Department,
ther> fore, presumes and believes that the United States
soldiers have not been employed to make arrests under
the circumstances mentioned in ths resolution. Very
respeotfully, your obedient servant,
JEFF. DAVIS, Secretary of War.
To the President.
[From tne Missouri Republican, May 16.]
Ws have letters and papers from Weitport to ths 18th
inst. From the Lesompton Union, published at the seat
of government, of the 8th, ws take the following ex
The United States District Court, for the,First district.
Kansas Territory, began its session in this city on last
Monday, at 11 o'clock, Judge Lecompte presiding. We
were present when the Judge charged the Grand Jury.
His sbarge was lull, forcible and explicit, covering the
entire ground.
It requires no little nerve on ths part of the Judge, in
these exsltlng times of ours, to impress up in the minis
of the Grsnd Jury their responsible duties.
Judge Lecompte knew hie duty, and as an able, fearless
and rssolute jurist, he discharged, that duty. He ealled
the attention of the jury to the rebellious and treason
able spirit now prevalent iu our Territory, and referred
to ths foul assassination of a public officer while in the
discharge of his official functions. He spoke of the at
tempt on the part of men h' re to establish an indepen
dent government. In opposition to the present existing
one, also to assume offices of pnblia trust without due
authority, and many other criminal offences committed
in our midst. He told them that it was their duty, as
law loving and law abiding citizens, made lmperati7S by
a solemn oath, to arraign these men before the recog
nized tribunals of the country, and make them suffer the
just penalties of the law. He told them to summon evi
dence, in order to sustain them, and in all cases the eum
mons should be executed, without regard to station, In
fluence, threats or menaoee. He pledged thsm that la
any and al cases where suoh charges could be substan
tiated, ths guilty person or persons should abile the
dread ooreeqnenoe incurred by their own blind folly and
crime. He said the law of ibe land should be exes cted at
all hazards.
Judge Lecompte's manner daring the oharge was firm,
dignified and impressive. Occasionally,(whilst recurring
to the many outrages upon lif and law, ha grew warm
and eloquent, which produced a deep impression, not
only upon the jury, but all In attendance. Judge Le
compte is the man ol the right stamp, both as a jurist
and gentleman.
The Grand Jury have returned several bll'.s of Indict
ment, and it is rumored that the Marshal is now upon a ,
visit to their Highness Reeder and Robinson; but of
oonrre we oannot speak with certainty, as these matters
are confined to the knowledge of the Court for awhile.
The Marshal and deputies are out f or something, and no
doubt they each have bench warrants in their pockets.
A few days will explain all. We shall attempt to keep
our fj lends posted, ts this is an important court, upon
the pretent crisis of affairs.
News has jnst reached us of A Tory Important charac
ter, and we-jfltop the press to insert it. The Court, day
before yesterday, issued a subpoena for A H. Reader
to appoar before the Grand Jury. The Deputy Marshal
was directed to serve the process, and Immediately pro
ceeded to Teeomseh, where Reader was then attending
the session ot the committee, and served the summons.
Reeder told the Marshal emphatically that he would not
attend. I pon such return being made, Judge I.eoompte
issued an attachment; the officer proceeded to Lawrence
to serve It. He found Reeder In the committee room,
and informed him of the attachment he hid Rgaiost him,
wbeteopon Reeder told him Hf he laid his hints upon
him. it won Id be at the peril of his lite," He said he would
not obey the summons; he did not recognize its legality,
and that be was exempt from any arrest, "being a dele
gate to Congress from Kansas Territory," and repeated
again, if the Marshal attempted to execute the attach
ment, he should do it at the peril of his life.
DuriDg the remarks of Reeder he was several times ap
landed by the crowd gathered in the roomjand around
the house at the doors and windows. Upon Iteeder
takicg his seat, Sherman, one of the committee, In a
very animated and warm manner, suatained Reeder in
bis entire posli ion, acknowledging him ae a delegate
from the Territory of Kansas, and that no "little Terri
torial court" had the power to interrupt Mr. Reeder, or
that body, by the arrset of Mr. Reeder. He wm sacred
to tbo touch of any sueh attachments. Hs sail that
they (the committee) had the power and sufficient
ground to have every membir of the Grand Jury and
tha court arrested and sent to Washington. He said
many other things of a similar eharaoter, that inflamed
the crowd to frequent outbursts of applause for Sher
man and expressions of resistance to the laws. Imme
diately after .Sherman concluded, Howard, the other
abolition member, rose and sustained both Rsedsr and
Shsiman. His remarks were passionate and Inflamma
tory, and were reoeived by the crowd in the same man
ner as Reader's and Sherman's.
Mr. Oliver several times requested the committee not
to sav or do anything in tha matter. It was a matter on
whlen they bad no authority to act? thatReeter was not
a part of them, and that his presence and privileges were
only allowed through courtesy. He nor Mr. Whitfield
had no r'gb t to demand of them any privilege that thty
were forced to obey further than eonrteey compelled
th**m. He said this was a poist sprung and unanimtxisly
consented to In the beginning of the Investigation, and
that he was surprised to see gentlemen pursuing the
course tbey had upou this occasion. Mr. Oliver said that
he, as a committeeman, feeling be bad no right or au
thority to act la the matter, would do nothing. Mes<rs.
He ward and Sherman et.il] persisted in their Bourse. The
Marsh*! returned without making any arrests, and so
the matter stands up to this time. These are the facts
just oommuzicated to ns bv the e gentlemen, present
during the proceedings, and lr we had time, should take
their affidavits to the statement.
After the remarks of Mr. Oliver Reeder very Indignant
ly and insultingly told Mr. Oliver that no man who as
knowle gedfbimeelf a lawyer would dissent from the
opinions of Messrs. Howard and Sherman, that he was
ptlvilfgcd fro n arrest as a Territorial delegate, and re
peated, "that ir the Marshal laid his bands upon him,
that be would do it at the peril of his ll'e."
We wish we had time to make some comments, but, as
ws stated in the beginning, we stopped the pre-s to give
tbe*? items; but this we will say, and time will bear us
out in the assertion, that this act of Howard and Sher
man has done more to create civil commotion in Kansas
than any preceding act done in our midst. This uncalled
(or, unauthorized interference on the part of the commit
tee will, no donbt, Involve Kansas in a war. We stood
by and saw onr worthy follow ei'lzsn shot down In the
attempt to execute the lass.
We oow see another one threatened If he attempts, and
that threat countenanced and sustained by a committee
sent by Corgrsss, professing to restore peace and amity
in oar much disturbed Territory. There men earns
amor get us, and profess to enter into an Impartial inves
tigation of our disturbance#, but grossly libel their own
declaiailon, by countenancing resistance to law, and in
flaming the populace to open rebellion. These are facts
vbieh shcnld go forth to tha nation. Messrs. Howard
and Nherman, this day we assert that you have declared
war in Kansas. You have allied yourselves with this
party, who resist tha laws, and by so doing you havs sent
forth to the nation the declaration of war. Sirs, you
have disgraced your owmrlwlon, you have sacrificed
your honor, and siaad srensed of a foul erima bet ma your
country I.si the nation proaeuaes your sentsaoe,
W'swreowr. Msy i?6?
The latest ne?s from the love-rtigviog C jmintt'ee in,
that they weie to return to Lawrence ttui Cay, from
Tecumsch, where they have been exuinlniog witnesses.
It U understood that tt will he impossible for Mr. Olirsr
to unite with R'owerd end Sherman m their oat end
dried " report. Mo will make ? minority report.
Yesterday, the United Btn ee Marshal ?"empt*<J to
eireet Reeder antf Robinssn for contempt of eoyrt, end
they awore they wo aid not be ti ken, endj^ defended
b* the robe s who do their bid'ing- Last week ther were
uummened by Judge Lecom?te, t otted States JuigA, to
?ppeerr before the On nd Jury of Leeomntou ; but they
refuted to appear, end .it wee for this contempt t*et they
were to b? arrested. T?> day? tlw. nrren w were to be mvl
with the aid of the United states troope. \en shell
know the arrests.
[C orrespondeneo ov' the Chicago Democrat.]
Lawks c* (Kensen), M?r '12, 18M;
War Declared in Kanr**--txiur^Dwmedto Aatt
Bovtrnor Shannon JOweft t"P the MllUia?Call on th
United Statu Troope for A'.uistanoe. . ^ ..
Greet excitement prevail* among us et present on ac
count of tie threatening aspect that
taking. The pro-siarery party ewear that they wilt wipe
out ihet foul spot and let it hereof'.** be ?n*,S*
things that were. Got. Hnannon is dealing out United
states arms to all who will owothom, and helasenroUed
quite a number of men as Tentorial "ihti^ amonf
whom are many of Bufbrd's party, just freer Alabama.
Shsnncm has mo ordered wt aerem oomptniftfl of th?
United States troope, and now nil that the ,r* ?ttto men
can do ia to sail their liberties o? dear as possible, but the
friends of freedom will not yet bo beaten, although they
may be harTasssd on aii sides. .
On the 30th ult. a Baptist cergymen, by the
name of Pardee Butler, wae assaulted In th)
streets of Atchison and nicbbed by a gang
of luffians. He was dragged from his carriage, taken
into a grooery, and with revolver* oocteJ1 and pointed at
him from all sidss, he had a mook trial (the judge
on the head of a whiskey barrel) and was soutenced to
ceath. Some of the bysUcdere ln<*r!er*d and reran
mended a ml'der treatment. Then he was takon into
another grocery and a similar ceremony per for met, and
amid the howl* and eurswot an Infuriated and drunken
crowd, he was doomed to receive thirty-nine swipesjwell
laid on. and to be tarred and feathered. Again did the
bystanders interfere to leave the whpplng out of the
question. To this the mob at la it assented, whereupon
tbey stripped, tarred ana* feathered him. and having ap
pointed a committee of seven to certainly hang him the
next time he was seen in town, he was placed in his
buggy and escorted out of the place.
A young mac. was takon (abont tbree miles south or
this place) last night, by a Band of rufflaui, and detained
ail night by thsm. During the night they took him into
a grooery, and bavieg dtank a gool dea. of liquor (whu.lt
they atterwarda refuted to pay for) took a
and holding it to his breast, told htm If be dri not ao
bnewledge himself a pro slavery man they wbuU klU htm,
and gave him just five minutes to do it in, (toe man
holding the kuiie so drunk that the point dropped two
or three times), and he said that at the end of four
minutee and a talf that he was a pro ai^ery man?thua
compel ed to do that which is almost ae hard thr a free
SUtTman of Kansas to d > as it weuld he to give up life.
Governor Shannon was heard to say the other day that
? the d?d abolitionists had refused to ooey ins men, and
had obeyed the United States troops, but now, by G? d, I
will show tnem that my men shall be odeyed ?r I wiil
hftng every free State man in the Territory. such Is
the man we have to deal with, and to combat ^d)g?v?ra
ment officials of suoh a oharaater is enough to try one s
B? Another case of mobocraoy oocurred at ^^?a*orth
last week. A youog man was riding aUinj the street,
when a ruffian?one of the murderers of Brown?rushed
?tohta, s?edhis horse by the bridle, andI old him
that he arreeted him for burning the ferry^boat.last:fell.
The young man asked him, 'By what authority do you
arrert me?" He replied, -'By this authority,'' at the
same time brandishing bU bo wis knife. The young man
then drew his revolver, and the ruffian walked off. As
hewasg-' tg home he was overtaken by the same ruf
fian, in compaiy with seven or eight others, and
flourishing their knives about him took himu?}*"
ware city and put him into a log jail, and there left him
all night and the next day. Ontne #0al0
,ne approached the door, umoekod it, and he leit.
[From the Cleveland Leader.]
The time has come when we must light for our liberty,
or yield ourselves captives to the t'ranny of our? on
Droesors. Our friends and kinsrolk are being Insulted,
mobbed and murdered by the border ruffians of Hamas
Territory, and sball we etop our ear) to thsir cries and
entreaties, and permit theee things to exist? No, it
must not ie- it U our duty to our God, our country,
and our frieids, to put an end to these lawless proceed
ings of the pro-slavery party of Kansas.
emigration prom new tore.
The New York Btete Kan-an Committee hara resolved
1 upon a coaUnued and syetouatio effort to despatch a
large body ot emigrants to Kama*. 1"?Jf thl.d colony
wiu leave Albany on tho morning of the 4th of June
telegraphic accounts.
Et. Louis, Mey 23,1858.
The St. Louis Republican of this morning publishss a
despatch from Weetport, of the 20th, giving an aooountof
an encounter on the read between Lecompton and Frank
lin. The correspondent of the Republican says " Mr.
Cosgrove and Dr. Branson, while going from Leoompton
i to Frenklin, were hailed by a party ot free State men,
I who demanded their nsmes and destination. Being an
swered, the oommander of the party turned to his men,
atkisg their motto. They replied, ?Sharps's rifles,' and
Immediately fired on Cosgrove and Branson. Branson
was wounded, when Cosgrove shot the leader of the party
through the head, and the remainder fled."
A free State man was shot at Blanton's Bridge on the
19th. Particulars not given.
It wae reported at Kansas City that the inhabitant t of
Lawrence were preparing to evacuate the pla:e, auil had
called upon Col. Sumner to protect their property.
So many men had responded to the proclamation of
Marshal Donaldson, and gone to aid him against the peo
ple ot Lawrence, that the towns or Kickapoo, Leaven
worth, Doniphan and Atchison were almost deserted.
A gentleman who arrived from Jefferson City yester
day, Informs the editor of the Democrat that a despatch
bad been reoelved from Lawrence stating that ? baUXt
had ban fought at Lawrence, and a number of pereont
hlbd on bath titles. He was unable to give psrtlculaes.
The Democrat has further Information from Klokapoe,
statirg that a meeting had bsen held there, at which it
I was resolved to sack the Kansas Hotel at Kansae City.
| It.was understood to be owned by Massachusetts men,
and so certain wae tta destruction considered that faml
1 lies were moving out. The citizens of Kickapoo have
I offered a reward of $200 for the arreet of Gsn. Pomeroy,
' end parties had gone In search of him.
Mr. F. Conway, a writer for the Democrat, and Genoral
ichuvler, while fli route for Bt. Louis from Utaven worth,
were arrested at Parkvllle, Mo., oa ths charge of being
fugitives. They were detained until information could
be received Irom Leoompton. Governor Shannon had
been notified of their arrest, but at last accounts no
reply had been received from him. Tho arrest was made
on the 8th Inst.
Sr. Louis, lit; 24,1866.
A despatch from BoontIlie to the Republican says:?
Lawrence was destroyed on Wednesday, fhe hotel and
printing office in Kant at City were alio demolithed; but
few livct were loti. Particulars are expected by steamer
to night.
The correspondent cf the Democrat, at Leavenworth,
writes:?Since Messrs. Robinson, Reader, Lane and
other leaders are absent, the Committee of Pabllo Safety
at Lawrence hare determined to offer no resistance to
the United States Marshal en'ering the city. Imme
diate measures were taken to hide all the arms and
ammunitions in the town as soon as this determination
was made known, and crowds of people commenoed
It is said the free State men are gathering at Topeka,
and will attack the Invaders if they dare to execute
their threats on Lawrence. Settlers at Van Bonsa, re
oently from New Haven, will send one hundred men to
aid them, and Manhattan about the same number.
WAflm.NGiTon, May 21, 1866.
A telegraphie despatch was received here to-day
which states that a ocllision had taken place betweeu
the United 8tates authorities and the free Slate men, by
wliioh the town qf Laurence wat destroyed and a num
ber qf pureont killed. It has caused the most intense
excitement. I saw the Preeident this evening, and he
expresses some doubt as to its authenticity. One
despatch is dated Louisville, whereas it should corns
from St. Lonia to be authentic.
WasmvoTOjr, May 25, 1856.
There is a rumer here that Lawrenoe and Kansas City
have been destroyed, and several hundred lives lost, bnt
it is not believed. At noon to-day President Pierce had
reoeived no despatoh on the subject. Rumor givee no
Court Calrndr.r?This Day,
Burnm' Court?Circuit? Not. 104, 640, 581, Ml, 662,
6f8, 608, 163, 261, 619, Z'M, 568, 00, 870, 63ft, 644, 616,
647, 648, 640.
Sermon Court.?No*. 88$, 867,864,670, 3,281. 01,614,
267, 636, 626, 627, 828, 6R8, 637, 630, fteO, 641, 642, 644,
646, 603, 446, 495, 828. 802, 106, 116, ?80, 484,664, 666,
646, e48 649 861, H62. 664, 665, Ofci, 667, 668, 660, Cfll,
226, Ml. VhJ, 476, TO, 71, 260.
8ul(?rf Corn 'lion or the CM)'?Ort Bp!"
nt.vio Alarmlitf.
W* trout th*t the i >11 owing figure* and facts, taken
from the official record* 'he sffioeof the 'lity In-pejtir,
will tend to allay any alar. * which may have been crea
ted la the publlo mind by th * exertlonc of the epidemic
IMC I860. Dccrtcue.
Weak ending Mat 6.... 403 liar z 343 150
12.... 481 1.' 384 67
1#.... 467 17. 3K 96
28.... 394 24.. ......322 72
Toteffort weeks In Mty 17(6 13V 384
Itfrtll be eeen from the foregoing that the eity Is in a
rery healthful condition, notwithstanding the efforts
made to create an excitement prejodictal to ear trade and
beet Interests. The year 1856 was one of mwuival free
dom from disease, toe total namber of t'saho being
28,0M- a decree*# of 6,626 (Tom the mortality of 1864.
We have no immense * tramps to spread desolation like
that which affltetei th? city of Norfolk, but every advan
tage to promote the general enjoyment of good health,
and the only requirement to keep the city so Is by clean
ing It. This the City Inspector is doing. Every house la
being visited by the Health Wardens, and daring the past
few weeks, mnce the commencement of ther work, 15,782'
booses, Sc. have been examined. In the Fourteenth
ward the eondition of every house has been reported, and'
the Health Warden is now, by direction of Mr. Morton,
compelling the owners of eaoh house where any cause of
offence has been found to have the fceolseo thoroughly
In the Fourth ward It has been found that there are
SZi houses, containing five families and upward eaoh,
as follows:?
6 "
68 17
.. .. 5
7 "
32 18
8 ?'
48 19
0 ?'
10 ?'
11 ?
7 22
12 '?
13 ??
4 25
..... 3
14 ?'
.... 1
15 ?'
The bulldirga net ocouplad by
families are
hanks, factories, engine houses, &c., and amount to 410
in number.
The slaughter house* of the olty are being rabjeotel to
a rigid inspection, and tho facts gathered in relation to
tbolr condition are being reported to the City Tnspeotor,
who w row engaged in the work of causing them to be
placed in a cleanly cinaition. Nuisances arising from
stagnant water on lots, &o., when Involving an expendi
ture exooedlng $260, require an ordinanee passed by the
Common Counoil for their removal.
This is the cause of much delay, for which tho City In.
spector Is not censurable. Many have been reported to
the Common Council by him, but the delays of our mu
Liclpal legislation are almost beyond endurance; and In
rrder to facilitate the workings of this brauoh of our olty
government the chairman of the Committees on l'ublic
Health of each board of the Common Council have de
termined to convene thslr respective committees for the
transactlen of business at the offioe of the City Inspector,
No. 6 Centre street, next Wednesday afternoon, at 3
o'clock. This is an excellent move on the part of the
City Inspeetor, as well as of Alderman Griffith and Conn
oilman Crane, and will much hasten the Immediate no
tion so greatly needed in the edoptlon of measures af
fecting the public health. It will insure promptitude
acd efficiency, and we hope that the reports made by
these committees will, in all cases, reeelve the most
speedy aetlon by either board. It Is due to the commit
tees, who are willing to work for the pnblio good, that
their efforts should receive effective aid by their as"
With such exertions on the part of,lour corporate au
thoi itles we do not experience the apprehensions so loud
Ily talked about by those whose Interest is furthered b
an epidemic flight. We hope that their efforts will no
Our Correspondence in Brief.
We hove received a letter, signed "Thomas Green
oner of the Fauquier White Sulphur Springs," com
plaining that we have been duped bp the writer of the
communication which we published a oouple of week*
since, under the signature of "Jesse Green," and which,
be states, forms only one of a series of malicious at
tempts made to injure the popularity of the springs. As
soon as we have bad au opportunity of verifying the
signature appended to }he last reoeived statement, we
shall give It a place In our columns, as we have no no
tion of being made the unconscious instrument of an act
<f vindletivenese.
A correspondent, watting from Burlington, Iowa, refer
ring to an article published in our issue of the 2d, setting
forth the abuses of the New York Central Railroad,
states that nothing oan exceed the rudeness and discour
tesy of the subordinates employed upon the section of
tie road in his neighborhood, and be strongly recom
mends those having oooasion to travel to choose in pre
ference any other line or mode of conveyance that they
can possibly find.
A legal correspondent, in making some comments on the
Improvements reoommen'ed by the examiners appointed
by the Supreme Court In the examination of candidates for
aimimionto the Bar, throws out the following suggest! one,
which he thinks are better adapted to meet the abuses
complained of. Be recommends that as often as once a
y?ar thiee persons should be selected es examiner*, who
aie known to be qualified?one to examine the candidate
upon practice, the second upon common law, and the
third upon equity law; the qnestions and answers to be
taken down, subscribed by the applicants, and the same
submitted to the General Term of the Supreme Court
next succeeding such examination, with the opinion ot
the examiners thereon. He does not concur with the
opinion of the examiuers, that to enable a porson to be
come qualified for admission to the Bar It Is necessary to
pursue a regular clerkship In a lawyer's office for a given
time. The framers of our present constitution saw the
injustloe of this Idea, and very wisely adopted the pro
vision embraced in it. There are many persons ef learn
ing and ability who can qualify themselves more tho
roughly for the profession of the law in one year, by a
strist course of study and application, than others can
acquire by a service of twenty years as clerks in law
ofiioes. The test should be only the learning and tAlent
of the applicant, without reference to the time employed
in its acquirement.
A Fort Washington correspondent thinks the captains
and owners of small steamboats are blind to their own
interest in not running a ferry boat on tbe North river,
as high as Spuyten Duyvll, making some holf-dosen stop
pagss on the east side, as many thousands who live on
that route would mueh prefer a boat to a dusty railroad
car In the summer, especially if they eould get to the
city by 8 o'clock, A.M.,and leave again at 5 o'clock, P. M.
We are ot opinion that the speoulatlon would pay.
Tbe Committee of the Geographical and Statistical So
ciety have issusd a circular, stating tbat.in consequence
of the American Colonisation Society being about to dis
patch a colony Into the Interior of Afriea, with a view to
a permanent settlement, they have suspended for tbe
present their intention of sending an exploring expedi
tdoo to that country. The money subscribed for the
latter purpose will be returnel to the donors.
A traveller on the Erie Railroad describes that portion
ol the line which lies between Buffalo and Erie as being
In a very bad condition. The read is so rough that people
actually turn seasick from the jolting of the oars!
Our Boston correspondent states that there 1s an enor
mous amount of building going on in that eity?more, in
foot, than was ever before known. Tbe new structures,
stores as well as dwelling houses, are all cf a first class
obaraoter. The new Coohituate Water Board has been
organised, and Mr. John U. Wllklns has been chosen Pre
sident. It is expected that the Mechanics' Fair, which
is to be held In September next, will surpiss everything
of tbe kind that has ever taken place In this country in
scegnltude, variety and Importance. The Ilnise of Rep
resentatives has reported a proposition that tbe State
should subscribe $160,000 in aid ot the Hoosac tunnel.
Tbe leading railroads are making preparations for the
grand rush wnioh the Ciuoinnati Convention will attract
from all parts of the country. We see that the New
Ysrk and Erie line are Iseuing excursion tickets at ex
ceedingly low rates. The example will no doubt be gene
rally followed.
Unitid States Coast Sub vet.?Captain Qer
dis, of the United States Coast Survey, who hu been sur
veying along the Florid* coast and the harbor of Pens*
cola Curing the past winter Mid spring, has ter ml anted
his labors ?r the present reason, and will leave us In a
few days. He anlloipaf^s returning her* next winter,
complete the survey of our harbor and bar, sued also -
oambia and Black Water's bey.? rnuacot*, Fl?.. xfcme
crat, Bay !$? k
The Lwt Kellglou* M*rvlrN In Che Brkk
Church?Btrmo q of ltcv. X?r. Unrdlner
Tbe last religious services were perform'-5 yestertay in
the Brick charch. end tt* pastor, after a connection wtth
it embracing a period of for'y-six years preached the
laet rermcn which he will ever deliver within its wail".
The occasion was ot the deepest internet, and attracted
one cf the largest congregation* that has aver agjetnbied
in tt at edifice. Every available foot of standing room
was occupied, and the entranoee were thronged with an
eager crowd. There were many who came from a long
distance, to take their farewell of the old ehureb, and to
participate In the last devotional exercises ot It* congre
Among the large assemblage there were some who have
been in comic union with the church for more than half a
century, and whoee children and ahtldren's children have
been baptised at its font. Many exhibited an emotion
like thai they might feel at the loss ef an oM and dearly
cherished friend; and when CM venerable pittor alluded
with muoh depth of feeling to their final abandonment of
the' old edifice their eyee Hied with tears. There
wae nothing in the Internal appearance of the church
Itself to Indicate the ehange which is so rocn to take
place, and with the eneeption of the preparatlone which
have been made on the outside for the removal of the
baaeir of the dead, it waa the easse we have always
known It. In two or three months more it wiU be
levelled with the grituod, and n't a mark be
left to show even where the old Brisk
church stood. It has given place, like many
of the buildings which have beon associated
with oar Revolutionary history, to that material pro
gress which has no respect ar reverence for the monu
ments of the past. The work of demolition, which has
been commenced by the remo ml of the dead, will now be
e xtended to the church, and \*tb this view, the fornl
ture will, wt understand, be rereoved during this week.
After I he usual exercises the Iter. Dr. G^rutntXR fmso
delivered his sermon. which was devoted slmoet exclu
sively to a history of the church ami his pastorship, fie
commenced by speaklcg of the reluctance with whioh his
congregation were compelled to leave, but said that their
abandonment of it had been forced by consideration?
which, he had no doubt were for the best interests of
the kiagdom of G xJ. With the future wo have less to do,
he oon Tuued, thai with the past or toe present occasion.
The Brbk Presbylorian church had, irom its origin, occu
pied a prominent position? sufliclen'ly s> to justify some
historical notice. The flrot account we have of Presbvle
rianirm in this city was the combination of several Pres
byterian families irom England, Scetlan I, Ireland, France
aid New England, In the year 1700. These families were
in the habit ot assembling together on the I.ord's day in a
private house, where tbsy conducted their religious exer
cises without the aid of an ofiiclatirg minister. The fol
lowitg year they worshipped oeiasi >nally in the Latch
ckuroo, in Garden street, and In 1716 they formed tbem
silve* into a regular congregation, under the caargs of a
pastor. For three years this infant congregation assem
bled for public worship in tbo City UaU, which then steed
on the corner of Nassau and Wall streets; and in 1T19
they erected the first l*resbytorian church, Lu Wall street.
The corner ntoce of the brick oliurch was laid la the au
tumn of the year 1766, and on the 1st day of January,
1768, it was opened by the Rev. Dr. Rogers. The congrega
tion worshipping in Wall street remained one ohuroli, un
der the same pastor, but there was a division among the
Presbyterians- during the Revolutionary war, when they
ceased to be boned by the same Identity of interests.
During that otrutgle the edifice in Wall street and that
in which we are cow assembled were despoiled ot their
furniture; the former was converted into a barrack,
while this was used as a hospital. The Brick church
was not only lelt in ruins, but was aotu&lly burned. It
was, however, re-erected, though at a graat expense, and
was reopened In Jane, 1784, by the Rev. Or. Rogers. The
ministers who mere successively associated with him at
the close o< the war were the ltev. Mr. Wilson, Rev. Mr.
MoKnlght and Rev. Mr. Miller. It is now forty-six years,
said Rev. Dr. Spring, since your present pastor became
connected with it, and It was at the session of the 28.h
ot May, 1810, that the resolution appointing blm was
adopted. Here, added the Rev. speaker, exhibiting a
faded looking manuscript, here is the first sermon whiob
I ever delivered, and I have frequently baen astonished
since, upon looking over It, how puerile as It has seemed
to me, it decided the question ot my appointment to the
pastoral care of the congregation. 1 was, he oonttnued,
greatly impressed by this call, entirely unexpected as it
was; but in compilanoe with the urgent and prompt de
mands of the elders of the Brick church, I accepted the
charge oonflded to me. It appeared tome m if the call
was Irom the great head of the church, and I entered
upon the discharge of my ministerial dutlae in August
1810. Dr. Spring here spoke of a long eerie* of dtsooursei
which he had delivered a few yeers alter his acceptance
of the pastorship, on Christian characteristics, and
whiih embraced the entire system of theology ot the
Presbyterian Church. There were, he said, over
one hundred and twenty, and they were inten led to
combat and remove some errors of doctrine which had
been embraced by some or the members of his congregx
tion. The preparation of these was the greatest effort of
his life, sad it occupied nearly four years of laborious
and Intense study, and no serlas of sermons that he ever
delivered was listened to with greater In'erest, These
disc hums led to the formation of Bible classes, composed
of merchants, mechanics and representatives from all
classes and conditions of H'e, and at ths meetings of these
elassee subjects of a purely religious character and ten
deney were discussed. The eervlces In which they en
gaged were of ths most edifying description, and there
are many men, said the Rev. Doctor, who, though now
widely scattered over the country, will never forget them.
The effects of these services could not be over-estimated.
Tbe last fifty years, said he, has been a remarkable
period, not only for the progress which has been made
in science and the arts, but for the extension of Evan
gelical relii ion. The period eommences with the year
1792 and terminates with 1848, and it wae a memorable
era in the bistopy of the American Church. Scarcely any
portion of it'with the exception of the High Church, that
did not feel the effects of the revival from North to south
and trom East to West. Not only the churohes, but the
colleges drank largely of the fountain of living waters.
The reverend speaker here alluded In feeling language to
the many proofs ol kindness end afiection which he and
hli family had received from his congregation, and which
on that occasion he eonld not allow to pass without
speaking of pubjicly. While on this subject, he said,
be had been married fifty years?that his wife was still
alive, and that of his thirteen children six
were dead. With regard to the church, tbe ques
tion bad, he remarked, been very properly
asked, why it could not be left standing, tor
the ben* fit of these who lived in hotels and boarding
houses in the lower part of the city ? He wonld now an
swer tbe question. Two years ago the proposition had
been made by himself, and he promised on the part of his
congregation that fifty thousand dollars should be sub
scribed by them towards its purchase for that purpose, if
the remaining one hundred and fifty thousand ware con
tributed by the other Presbyterian churohes throughout
the city. Tbe proposition was not aocepted, and the
present congregation were reluctantly obliged to dispose
of it, to be converted to other usee. It was to them a
subject of the greatest regret but they had no fault to
find with themselves for the manner in which they had
acted in the matter. And now, said Dr. Spring, In con
clusion, I take my farewell for ever of this saore-l edifice,
the companion ot my ministry through forty-six years.
It has been a witness of man's Infirmities and of God's
omnipotence and grace?tt has been the scene of many of
my sorrows, hut of joys unspeakable also; and during the
whole of my ministry 1 am not consolons ot having done
wrong to any man, woman or child, inside or outside of
its onsecrate-l walls, bat it has aver been my desire to
preach God's holy truths to those who have been placed
under my charge.
At the close of his sermon, ths Rev. Doctor pronounoed
the bensdieiion, and ths oongregstion dispersed, never
again to as*?mble In the old Brick church, after this
Sunday, for religious purposes.
Fire* In New York.
Fir* at Fourth Avk.vi ??Thrs* Horsih Bur.vt to
Dkath.?Shortly before 12 o'clock on Sunday forenoon, a
fire broke out In ? small frnine htable in the rear of 436
Fourth avenue. The tlamea spread with great rapidity,
consuming three valuable horses before they could be ex
tilcated, and extending to the three story brick buildings
in front, Nos. 436 and 433. The fenoes and several pri
vies belonging to the buildings on Thirtieth and Thirty
first streets weie also destroyed. A horse belonging to
Hess and Hoagland was badly burnt. Mo. 436 was occu
pied by William 11. Halgbt as a Hour and feed store. His
stock was nearly all destroyed; also his three horses, va
lued at $600, on whiob he has no insuranoe. His
stock is insured in the (ireenwich Insurance Com
pany for $1,000, which will probably cover his loss.
The second floor of No. 436, was occupied by Mrs. Ice
burger as a boarding house. Her fnrnltuio was taken
out considerably damaged by water and breakage; no
Insurance. The third floor was occupied as a lodge room.
The furniture was all removed. The firs extended into
the provision store of Messrs. Hess A Hoagland. No. 433,
who have sustained a damage to their stock and fixtures
of about $300; Insured for $4,000 in the Peter oooper
Fire Insurance Compasv. The second floor was occupied
by Mr. Hess and Mr. Hoagland as a dwelling, their fur
niture is damaged by water; ao insurance. The build
ings Nos. 433 an i 486 belong to Peter (4Hlett; thsy are
dsmsgsd about $1,600. and fully insured. The Ore is
supposed to be the work of some boys who were at play
in the yard. The origin of the fire Is under Investigation
by the Fire Marshal.
Fir* iv South Struct Between 8 and 4 o'clock on
Sunday morning a Are was discovered la the junk store
of C. Collins & ?'o., located at 213 South street. It was
soon extinguished. r?o Ore started among a lot or old
bags, some of which 'sad been saturated with palm oil,
bnt afterwards walked. It is supposed ttiat the Are
orignated by combustion. Collins Ik Co. htvc no in
surance on their itock. They estimate their loei at abont
$60. The building Is owned by Mr. Cregio, and is
damsged about $20.
Firk iv Hind Strict.?About fl o'clock on Sunday
morning a large timber at the baok of the flue in the
house No, 56 Bond street, occupied by Dr. Putnam, waa
Clsciveied on Are. The Itoetor procured the aid of soem
firemen, and after considerable dlflloulty succeeded In
gettingjat the fire, when it was extinguished. The build
ing his been eieoted a long while. There was ona course
< tour inebfs) of bricks between the flue and thk beam;
the heat worked through and set it cn fire. Damage
about $10, fully-insuMW.
Frnt in ArroRvev Bnuwrr.?About half-past eleven
o'clock on Sunday morning, a lireboarti took fire In the
cwslllrg house 04 Attorney strict, causing an aVm, H
vas soon ex'lnguiibtd wl ha p*UW wa'tr,
TIm Pnatd(iic) Ltttoil from '?T
and Col. B?n(on??l>ur Hlchlft ** V*
|liilt Cor< ??pond ?nc?, Ac , d(c. "?
Dtthoit, May 3l'
Close of the Democratic State Convention?Ston,
Ojfiotxti'in to Central Fierce?Beaton* for H? "
Lion of foe Convention?Resolutions- Central I **_.
A". Buchanan?Kn<rw Ifothing Strength? D
Chosen?A?li Pierce Debate?Chancet of Duchana *
The Democratic State Conv*ntl:n, to olaet dalfd**4 * ?
tha Cincinnati Convention, Mm just closed its aaaal
and in several respects has been a lingular ami fun- ^
affair. Tha section waa decidedly stormy, and ad^Wt*
the " harmonious democracy " of Miobigam hi t * *?*
light to tbstr brethren of other States. Any ansae Bl ?
open Indignation wae expressed towards General Me
and it was nil the offioe holders could do to prevent sod *?
consequences. Much of the Indignant feeling grow out
the recent veto of the St. Clair Flat appropriation: ?* "?
The IVae Preu of this moralng?the admitted home org* 1
of General Cass and the demooraey of Urn Northwsat? '
opened Its batteries, and Mot a perfect broadetdned
grape at the New Hampshire General, on the subject of
the veto, and claims to be "entirely safe in pronouncing
bis r ease as, in advance, unworthy a moment's considers
tlon "?says that " nobody, except a few narrow minded
men In certain sections of the country," will be satisfied
with his roasons, and those will be men whose " viewer
are as narrow as those of the 1'reeident." This homm
organ of General Cass Anally says:?" We thank God the*
President Pierce's term ef oflioe is drawing to a oloee."
Again, in tha same artiile, It saya:?"We thank God that
his administration is drawing to a- close. Tha democracy
of the Northwest have been deceive 1 In the man. If they
should be deceived in any other man, it will be tta own
fault." The whole article is chuck full af suoh chosew
expressions as the above, and created no little excitement
amoDg the people this morning, to see this leading demo
cratic organ take suoh bold and manly groundi at thin
particular junotnro in affairs.
Ths (act is, tha veto has brought down a perfect Htorm
of indigralion all aloes the great norihvest chain ef
lakes, and the nominee of the Cincinnati Convention wUI
have to be "sound" in favor of internal improvements,
or ho will lose many votes, which will ba oast for FiM
mrre. Out to the Convention.
Delegates were present from every part of the State,,
to the number ot 164?a full re presentation. Very nearly
one-half of the number* were office holders under 1'ieres^.
as postmasters, registers, receivers, Indian agenia, he.,
&e.; and the way most of them turned their basks on
their master is a mutton to his ambition for a second
Hon. Mr. Shoemaker, of Jaekson, the barnburner can
didate for Governor thin fall, waa made President of the
Convention, and in his address told them that the people
expected them to act boldly and openly in enunciating
the views ot the party.
The Committee ou Desolations reported a long series,
in which they resolved,
That ihey bad undiminished oonSdence in General Cms, bat
that he not being a candidate, James Buohaaaa was the chelae
of the demooraey of the Stale, for President, and Iqsiruotad
delegates to vot? tor him at Cincinnati. . ,
1 hat the democracy of the State would give its cordial ap
pott to the nominee of the Convention, whoever U might be.
I hat the internal Improvement bllla, just vetoed, were rtgka
and should have been signed. .
That the Baltimore platform of 1802 waa exactly the thing.
That the Intervention of Congress on the subject of slavery
had never emancipated a single slave or done any good, what
ever. nor prevented its extension.
Thai, the doctrtnee put forth by General Oess ta his celebra
ted Nicholson letter on squatter sovereignly were just the thing
^ThatUm* unlawful Interference of the ottlzans of Wlstonrt
In the affairs of Kansas was just ss bad and unjustifiable aa
that from the emigrant aid societies of MasseobuaetU, and both
tn violation ol the Kansas act, which should be strictly 0M
forosd by the President, but had not been.
Among other things in the reeolutioni waa a sly stab
at ths Know Nothings, but ao faint and Urns at to indi
cate that quite a proportion of the delegates are " mem
bers In good standing " In that order?a tact within tha
personal knowledge of your correspondent. It is also a
well known ftot that rsverel of the delegates to Cincinnati
are members ol the American party, and will support Mr.
Buchanan beeaure of his known native American prin
ciples, as proclaimed many years ago, aad whlota ooma
lolly up to the present Know Nothing standard. After
the adoption of the resolu ions as reported by the earn
milker a warm discussion took place, In which an at*
tempt was made to rale Gen. Cass entirely out of the ring
as a candidate nnder any oiroamstanoes, and they wished
to my so by rayiog that Buobanan was the first eholot of
the State. Not to appear abrupt, they said he was the
next choice atter Gen. Case. During the debate It wan
raid by Vn. A. Richmond, a hading wire poller, thai
even Gen. Cass was in tavnr of Bnehanan's nomination,
in view, I suppose, of the valuable assistance of old Book
In helping Gen. Cass to the nomination on a former oom
slon. , t
On a motion to elect delegates, an effort was made m
require each man voted for to rise and declare his chotee
for President; but this failed, and the following nam?
were ohoeen .
firit District. Third District.
Wilbur F. Storey, at large. A. E. Campbell, at large.
Wm. Hale. J- Beeeon.
Fredsrlok C. Whipple. C. C. Chatfisld.
Second District. fourth District.
John S. Barry, at large. Geo. W. Peck, at Urge.
John P. Cook. M- K- Crofoot.
Jefferson G. Thurber. Ebonexer Warner.
Mr. Story is editor of the fYee Press, who no heartily
thanks Gcd that l'ieroe's bobbin is about ran out. Bats
is part proprietor of the Free Press, aad Whipple candi
date for Congress next foil. Barry U ex-Governor of th*
State, and candidate for United State* Senate in place of
Gen. Cass. Cook and Thuroer both itching candidates
for Cor grass, delegates in Third district, not aspiring.
Peck is present member ol Congress, and Crofoot oanal
date for his place.
The delegation will not be distinguished for extraor
dinary ability, though there are two or three shrew*
politi liana among them. ....
Col. Lrrnr, of Sagiuaw, then offered tha following r*
solutlonr :?
Bsenived, 7hst the doctrine Utd down, mtny 70*" rino^
by that eminent Apostle of demorrHiio talth?Buna wn*n??m
re ation to the Improverueut ol our rivers and harbors, Is, ana
, er has ixien, the reoognlr.ed duetrlne of the demooroUo pang
- the rresident's veto to the contrary notwithstanding.
Keao'ved 1 hat the Ivo veto ottbo President of the unite*
EMstee on the bllla making appropriations for the improvo
menl of the 0u Clair Fiats, and for dredgtag the mmth of fop
Mlieisaippl. meets with our unqualified ooudemnnUoo aaa
Mr. IxfrnROP oSVrod the following as a substitute:?
elega'es appointed to the OtndnnaM
1 under no circum?tanoee to votefoe,
lion of Franklin Pleree for the rie*
Rosolved. That the del
Conventioa be lnstr irted
or asaent ta, the nomination
These resolutions were received with a perfect storm m
appiauas. and if the vote could have been taken without
debate, would have been adopted by a large maiorlty.
Mr. Lotorop, who Is a leading man, and oaudidate far
Congress, said they might as weU talk it out plain what
they ment. As to Pleroe, any man who should go to Cta
cfnnati and vote for him, would got an application of solo
leather on his return to the State, If he dare to rsturn.
I'f.TiR Morkt, a hard-headed politician of Lustra*
county, with a lasting memory, said they bettor aotje
fer with too much eonfldenoe to the doctrinal of Sua*
Wright. Ho wrote to the Chicago Convention a wag
letter, when God. Cans bad hardly time to writs a very
short one?and one waa about as definite aa the other em
the policy of internal Improvements. He thought thay
betfor dodge the doctrines oi anybody else and go Um
general principles. A motion to lay thses resolutions ofo.
the tabfowas tost by a decided vote, when the oAoa*
holders began to be alarmed, and looked upon them aeg
somewhat personal to themsalvs.
Mr. Richmond cautioned them against trnnseeodregg
their duty, in thus condemning tha head of the partyr
and admlnstratlon. It would create dtooord in the partjp
at large and kick up a row gansrally: though ho oo*r
eurred in tha sentiment, It was impolitic to pass suoh re -
coin ions as these. He was followed by Tnurber, RW.
fleld and Taylor, In the same strain.
Mr. Tatlor is Rsoeiver in ths Public Land Offioe in this
city, and waa the first one to open his month in detewon
of lla u. I'leroe. He slyly intimated that Gen_ Pier ea
might poaeibly be re-nominated, la spite of opposition ha
thla State; and if he should be, how would they stand, ha
asked, after having adopted a resolution to cordially sup
port th# nominee of the Cincinnati Convention^ He
thought they had better keep cool, aad not do anf/thtag
I ?Mjr>, CLA8K, of Kalamaxoo, favored the resolutions. He
went lor giving the President fltn. He bad no ex'.use for
the veto. Clark Is an ex-member of Congress, and may* ?
be set down as a remarkable oass of moral oovrsgsi In m
nolitieian, having a son-in-law in offioe as I or unaster sm
Lnlamnrco, and a eon holding a oomsjlssioa /.* t?vain*K
mail agent, under Pierce?both fot offiosa. Nothing tea
a ccnvlction that " old Buck" waa going t* get the tstmU
nation would bavt Induced suoh a ooursfo.
Mr. Whipps, one of ths del*gates, would not ox for
Plsree under any clrsumetaniei, but r. was unfolr t?
continue to kiok a poor devil aftse na waa dour*, an J
therefore h# was not In fovor of such r troug resol-Ailona.
Jcrv Thv-rukr, a delegate, thought f.hey had bolter keep
cool about thla veto , while It ereatr d hard feelings here,
It would gain tha President and th/ party mnskarrsngth
at tha South, aad ha might vet fit ths noralaatfon.
so they must support htm, vatov a or mo vetoes.
Mr. IxiTBaov said, had aot G en. Pleroe undertaken ta
force his nomination again, he ahould hawa let blm retire
with sJl ths giory ha had wr n, If any ? but as It was, h*
was in fovor of bis resolution. It dl , not insult the Pre
sident; It only said. In a oool and.?alm way. that they
did no* want him any longer?tb }j bad got enough oC
him. He would g> Cam or " Bi-xik, " but Pteroe same*
to be devotel to the Interest* ot ike South, and under It*
control, and they proposed 'jo psy him hU wsgse, an*
saad him kiting back to ths. hills ot New Bamp hire, in'.?
merited retirement. We have had Northern men ?i .fo
H, uthern prlnolpim enr^gh. There waa a North, and *
Norih?e*ti I00- , ?
Ex Governor Fv-.rtoji, of Geneaee, sail he wea Lead tu.
-?tT/r under P1 <ro?. buf that eould not luduee h'm to {*
I o. blm-n-.!, (f bp vosld ??*t H? WO by fo-?AlMk*B%

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