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AMERICANS CAN GOVERN AMERICA WITHOUT THE AID OP POPISH INFLUENCE.
VOL. 2. NO. 23. ELLSWORTH, MAINE, FRIDAY JULY 4, IS5G. TWO DOLLARS A YEAR.
POETRY._
Get Out of the Way, Old Buchanan
Ti-vs.—“Olil Don Tucker
Old Buchanan lias got home,
Never more awav to roam;
Says he’ll take the White IIouso chair,
//"our votes will put him there!
Get out of the way. Old Buchanan,
With the platform that you stan’on.
Says, that for that handsome thing,
Blessings on us he will tiring,
In the shape of shining niggers
For our waiters ond our diggers!
Oct out of the way Ac.
Says, he’ll use tho nation’s treasure,
Aiiil take Culm at his leisure,
With or without Spain’s consent, sir,
And old Don must lie content, sir!
: Oct out of the way Ac.
Says, that island with its slaves
Aiid its bull-cock-fighting knaves,
j Must be part of our slave nation
If he gets the situation !
Uet out of the way Ac.
Says, he'll stop, throughout the nation,
The old slavery “agitation
I If one talks against the system,
lie'll have Brooks brought out to fist him !
Get out of the way Ac.
Says, it is no more than justice.
To sustain the fillibusters,
In the slave regeneration
Of the Nicaragua nation !
Get out of the way Ac.
Says, that equal pay for labor.
Each, in common with his noighlsir,
i Should receive, throughout the enjtfli, sir.
And ten cents a day ’tis worth, sir !
Get out of the way Ac.
Tells the old deceitful story,
'Bout tho nation’s territory :
Means the ruffians aye shall hold it.
To whom Pierce and Douglass sold it.
Get out of the way Ac.
A dusky Democratic skin
Hides a mighty deal of sin,
Flowing in old Federal viens,
And no pen-knife ever stains !
Get out of tho way Ac.
Say no more to us, Buchanan ’
We know all the planks you stun* on ;
A tyrant’s platform and a dough-fare
In the White House shall have no place.
Get out of the way Ac.
Get out of the way ! FREMONT IS COM
ING !
In the distance see him looming *
See the Bucks on each side scatter.
While they know not what's the matter!
Get out of the way Ac.
See, FREMONT is in the chair ;
Glojious sight to s<s* him there '
Freemen shout1 the hero conuuors '
Grasping lice the chief ot hunkers !
Get out of the way. Old Buchanan,
With the platform that you stand on.
\ Whig.
the emigbant s dying child.
BY XAJ. C. W. PATTON*.
Father, l ain hunger'd ' give me bread ;
Wrap close my shivering form ,
Cold Mows the wind around my head.
And wildly blows the storm '
| Protect me from this angry sky ;
I sink lieneath its wrath.
And dread this torrent rushing by.
Which intercepts our
Father, these California skh-s.
You said were bright and bland .
But where, to night, my pillow lies,—
Is this the golden land'!
*Tis well IUV little sister sleeps.
Or else she too would gri -ve ;
But only sec how still she sl«vp*—
She has not stirred since eve.
I'll kiss her, and perhat* she’ll speak .
She’ll kiss in** haek, I know .
Oil ' Father only t ueh her check '
’Tis cold as very snow '
Father, you do not shed a tear.
Yet little Jane has died’
Oh ! promise, when you have me here.
To lay me by her side '
And when you jiass this torrent cold,
W ’ve come so far to see.
And ou go beyond for gold,
0 ! think ol* Jane and me.
And then she Mule them all adcu,
With one sad, silent kiss.
And sweetly smiled, u ben angels came,
To bear her home to bliss.
‘‘Let as Help One Another.”
A man very lame, was a little to blame.
To Stray faraway from bis humbh* al**dc
Hot, thirsty, h»*niir»il, and heartily tired.
He laid himself buwn on the road.
While thus he reclined, a man that wa.
blind,
Came by and entnubxi his aid.
Deprived of my sight and unassisted t*>
, night,
1 shall not reach my home. Cm afraid.
Inteligence give of the place where yoi
live—
1 Said the cripple—perhaj* 1 may know it
In ny road it may be, and if you'll earr
me.
It will give mo much pleasure to show it
Great Strength you have got, which alas
I’ve not,
•- In my legs so fatigued every nerve is.
For the use of your hack, for the eye
which you lack.
My pair shall bo much at your service.
\ Said the poor blind man, what a wondei
I fill plan!
^ Pray get on my shoulder, good brother
I see ail mankind, if they are but inclined
May constantly help one another.
PARODY.
% “Just as to a big umbrella,
r Is the handle, when it’s raining.
So a wife is, to her husband;
Though the handle do suport it,
"Tis the top keeps all the rain off;
Though the top gets all the wetting,
j ’Tisthe handle bears the burden;
, So the top is good for nothing,
? If there isn't any handle.
And the case holds, vice versa.”
The Lancaster (Pa.) Express, a Demc
cratic paper, and formerly a firm suj
porter of Mr. Buchanan, has withdraw
itself, and is now for cither Fremont c
McLean.
| Ladies should bear in mind that of a
habits, that of walking is the chcapcs
It is also among the best.
M l Jil^A JN Jj;u u s.
For tbe American.
Mr. Editor:—The following essays
were written by two little sisters in one
of our schools. You will, perhaps,
encourage them anti others in the laud
able ambition to persevere, that they
may excell in the art of composition, by
publishing the same. Teacher.
OH SP1HG
Spring is the most beautiful season of
the year. With the return of spring,
come the birds, that seem to make the
trees sing.
Oh, how delightful is a sabbath morn
ing in spring ! Then all is calm, and
bright,and beautiful. The soft breeze
comes in through the open window, and
fans ihc ruddy cheek of the young child,
and plays with the gray locks of the a
ged, as they reverently read the word ol
God, audit brings on Its fluttering wings
a promise of fragrant flowers, of delici
ous fruiis, and a joyful harvest.
Old winter, like the angry street
organist, has blown his blast, and is off.
Spring has disolved the icy brooks, rivers
and lakes, and they arc hurrying away
to the ocean. How life like, to hear
them babbling on their way 1
I would ever live in the country,
where 1 could look upon nature in it«
purity and be free from the corrupting
influences ot tne town.
My heart rises in gratitude to God.
who has created this beautiful world, anil
spread over it a carpet of green to de
light our eves.
Sail indeed must be the heart that
does not rejoice at the prospect without.
The Felon, as he looks from his grated
window with his dim eyes, feels that
spring has no gay for him,and the Invalid
racked with pain, as ho sees the smiling
face of nature, feels that it brings no re
lief to his sufferings.
Surely those, who arc blessed with
health and happiness, should sympathise
with the suffering. I..
ON EDUCATION
A good education is one of the bless
ings of life, anil the birthright of every
sound daughter of America. hen a
voung lady first enters society, if she i.
destitute of the qualifications that edu -
! cation confers, she is not appreciated by
her associates, and tho' wealth, or family
I position, or a certain tact, may recom
mend hei fora time, yet those who
\alue mind above all externals, will
j gradually drop her acquaintance, and she
i must either sink to a lower grade of so
|ciety, or he content to sp:-ud le-r hours
in solitude, vainly regreting her mis
j spent time.
In order to attain knowledge we must
! study diligently. No great good can be
| obtained by us. unless we have sufficicnl
! energy to labor for it. I hat which i?
' squired without effort, is not worth pos
! ■
sensing.
We should remember that society ha
claims upon us, and we should cndcavoi
to meet these claims to the extent of ou
I abilities.
T’ne man whose mind is stored witl
knowledge, can instruct the ignorant, h<
i'may be a guide to those in humbh
stations, and may have his name re
incmbercd with love and gratitude; whih
ha w ho wastes his early y irs in frivol
ous pursuits, must grow up in ignoranci
i which is the parent of vice, and he re
1 garded by society as a worthless being
; who has buried his talents in the earth
and failed to answer the object of his be
ing.
ON PERSEVERANCE.
Perseverance is the continued pursm
« of any enterprise. It is an admirabl
' trait of character, and without it, no un
taking would de accomplished.
Perserancc does not attempt lo rcaci
its object at asinglc stride but slowly,per
, haps, and patiently wins its way until 1
arrives at the wished for attainment
For example, two men are traveling th
same road, and came to a very high hili
Doth arc fatigued, and one says, “I can
not ascend this formidable hill." H<
sits down, discouraged by the prospect
while the other says, “I will try.' 11
docs try, and succeeds. In a short tim
he finds himself at the summit, and cai
look down upon the difficulties thatwer
in his way.
‘ Thus does perseverance conquer al
a obstacles, and gives its possessor privi
r ledges which the desponding do not cn
joy.
When a boy or girl is at school, at.
, have a difficult lessson, they must nc
spend the best part of the day in think
.
ing and saying, “Oh, dear I can t get
this lesson. It is too hard,” but let
them go to work at once: and if they
cannot learnall, let them learn a part, and
the teacher will not find fault when she
sees them studying diligently.
When we begin to write Composition,
we think we cannot express a single
idea. The teacher gives us a subject,
and tells us to write just what we would
say about the subject if we were talking
about it. \Vc take courage, and write
a line or two today,increase the number
to morrow, and by and by we have a
slate covered with expressions of our
own thoughts.
So perseverance overcomes difficul
ties. M.
THIRTY-FOURTH CONGRESS—First
Session.
IN SENATE.
Thursday, June 12, 18.16.
Prayer by Rev. Henry ('. Dean*
The Journal of yesterday was read and
approved.
The PRESIDENT pro tempore ap
pointed Mr Foster a member of the
Committee on Public Lands in place of
Mr. Clayton, who was on Monday ex
cused from service on that committee*
PERSONAL EXPLANATION.
Mr. HAMLIN. Mr. President. I rise
for a purpose purely personal, such as I
have never before risen for in the Senate.
I 1 desire to explain some matters personal
to myself and to ray own future course
I li j»u mu ill' .
Several Senators. Go on.
Mr. HAMLIN. I ask the Senate to
excus? me from further service as chair
man of the (J )mmittee. I do so because
I feel that my relations hereafter will be
of such a character as to tea l ;r it proper
that I should no longer hold that position.
1 owe this act to the dominant majority
in the Senate. When I cease to harmo
nize with the majority, or tests arc ap
plied by that party withwhich I have ac
ted to which I cannot submit, I feel that
; I ought no longer to hoi l that respecta
ble position. 1 propose to state briefly
the reasons which have brought me to
that conclusion.
Doling nine years of service in the
S nate I have preferred rather to be a
working than a talking member, and so I
have been almost, a silent one. On the
suhj 'cts which have s > much agitated the
Country, Senators know that I h ave rare
ly utt red a word. I love my country,
more than J love my pa* ty. I love my
! country above ray love for any interest
that can too deeply agitate or disturb its
harmony. 1 saw in all the exciting
scenes and debates through which we
I have passed, no particular good that
would result from my active interming
ling in them. My heart lias often been
f ull, and the impulses of th it heart have
often been fit upon my lips, but I have
repressed them there.
Sir, 1 hold that the repeal of the Mis
souri compromise was a cross moral and
I political wrong, unequaled m the annals
' of the legislation of this country, and
hardly equaled in th 1 annals of any oth
er free countrv. Still, sir, with a desire
to promote harmony and concord and
1 brotherly feeling, I was a quiet man un
: der all tiie exciting debates which led to
that fatal result. I believed it wrong
I then ; I can see that wrong lying broad
j cast all around us now. As a wrong I
i mm,wed tint measure—not in Iced bv
■ mv voice, but with consistent and steady
and uniform votes. I so resisted it in
! obedience to the dictates of mv own
judgment. I did it also cheerfully, in
compliance with the instructions of tho
Legislature of Maine, which were passed
by a vote almost unanimous. In the
liousc of Hepresontatives of Maine, cou
isisting of one hundred and iil'ty-onc
members, onlv six, l think, dissented;
and in the Senate, consisting of thirty
one members, only one member lion-oc
,' currcd.
i Hut the Missouri restriction was abro
gated. The portentous eiils that were
predicted have followed, and are yet lol
j lowing, along in its train. It was done,
I sir, in violation of tho pledges of that
{party with which 1 have always acted,
I and with which I have always voted. It
■ was done in violation ot solemn pledges
.1 of the President of the l nitod Slot's,
i made in his inaugural a l ,r ■>>. Still, sir,
1 was disposed to suffer the wrong, tin
til 1 should see that no evil results were
' flowing from it. We were told by al
: most every Senator who addressed us up
on that occasion that no evil ro-ult
would follow ; that no practical differ
ence in tho settlement of the country,
and the character of the future State,
would take place, whether the act avert
■ done or not. I have waited calmly and
patiently to see the fulfilment of tlial
prediction, and I am grieved, sir, to saj
now, that they have at least been mistak
> cn in their predictions and promises
i They all have signally tailed.
, That Senators might have voted foi
that measuro under tho belie! then ex
pressed and the predictions to which ]
have alluded, I cau well understand. Hu
' how Senators can now defend that meas
- are amid all its evils, which are over
whelming the land, if not threatening i
i with a conflagration, is what I do noi
comprehend. The whole of the disturb
' ed state of the country has its rise in, uni
■ is at'ributahlc to, that act alone—noth
,
1 ing else. It lies at the foundation of al
our misfortunes and commotions. Ther
would have been no incursions by Mis
souri borderers into Kansas either to es
tablish slavery or control elections.—
There would have been no necessity eith
cr for others to have gone there partial!;
to aid in preserving the country in it
then condition. All would have bcci
peace there. Had it not been done, tin
repose and quiet which pervaded tin
! public mind then, would hold it in tran
J quillity to-day. Instead of startlin'
I events we should have quiet aid peaC'
j within our borders, and that fraterna
(feeling which ought to animate the citi
I zens of every part of the I’nion towur<
, those of all other sections.
i Sir, the events that arc taking plac<
I around us are indeed startling. The;
(challenge the public mind and appeal t<
j the public judgment; tlic-y Hhml tlr
i public nerve as electricity imparts ;
tremulous motion to the telegraphs
wire. It is a period when all good mei
should unite in applying the propn
remedy to secure peace and harmony t<
the country. Is this to he done by an;
of us, by remaining associated with thos<
who have been instrumental in produc
ing these results, and who now justify
them? I do not see my duty lying ir
that direction.
j J have, while temporarily acquiescing
| stated here and at home, everywhere,
j uniformly, that when the tests of thos:
| measures were applied to nie as one o
(party fidelity, 1 would sunder them a?
: flax is sundered at the touch of fire, j
do it now.
The association involves a question o
■ moral duty ; and self-respect all owes in:
| no other line of duty but to follow the
dictates of my own judgment and tin
impulses of my own heart. A just max
; m.tv ( 11l 11.111 > Miuma mau\ uinun .i
| humiliations; but a self-degraded mar
| has ceased to be worthy, to he deemed ;
man at all.
Sir, what has the recent Democrat!
convention at Cincinnati done? It ha:
indorsed the measure I have condemned
and has sanctioned its destructive ant
ruinous effects. It has done more—vast
ly more. That principle or policy of ter
ritorial sovereignty which once had, am
which 1 suppose now has, its advocate.
: within these walls, is stricken down ; am
there is an absolute denial of it in the
I resolution of the convention, if 1 ear
draw right conclusions—a denial equally
, to Congress, and even to the people o
the Territories, of the right to settle the
question of slavery therein. On tin
• confa.try, the convention has actually in
corporated into tlm platform of the Dem
j erratic party that doctrine which, only ;
! few years ago, met nothing but ridicule
! and contempt, here and elsewhere, name
!lv; that the Hag of the Federal Union
i under the Constitution of the Unite(
States, carries slavery wherever it floats
If this baleiul principle be true, thei
that national ode which inspires us al
ways as on a battle-field, should be re
written by Drake, and should read thus
“ Forovc-r float that standard sheet.
When- breathe the foe, but fall before u.-,
With Si.avi an> ---il beneath our leet,
And Sl a vein's bauuer ptroiimiug o’er u-.
Now, sir, what is the precise conditio:
in which this matter is left by the ( in
cinnati convention ? 1 do not design t<
trespass many moments on the Senate
but allow me to read and offer a verj
few comments upon some portions of tin
Democratic platform. The first resolu
tion that treats upon the subject u ii
these words—l readjust so much of i
as is applicable to my present remarks
“ That ('-.Mgre-s has n<> p'-wer under th
Ci.n.-titutinn ti) interfere with - r control tIn
dome-tie institutions of the several States, am
I iliar an ii •'•iiin.-s an.- «um | '
judges «*f everything appertaining to their owi
| a ft airs not prohibited by the Constitution
1 take it that this language, thus far
! is language which meets a willing am
ready response from every Senator bn
; —certainly it does from me. Hut in tin
I following resolution l liud these words
I “ JvK'Olvf.o, That the foregoing propo*iiim
(covers, and was intende 1 t-> embrace, th
i whole vubj-vt of slavery agitation in C\»n
i gien*.”
The first resolution which 1 read wa
' adopted years ago in Democratic eonvcii
tions. The second resolution which
, read was ad iptcd in Mibsequcnt yea:.
when a different state »f things ha<
arisen, an l it bccam - necessary to appl
an abstraei proposition relating to th
States to the Territories. Hence th
adoption of the language contained i
th“ second resolution which 1 buv
read.
i Now, sir, I deny the position thus a.
I sumed bv the Cineinn.ii Convention.
In the language of the Senator l'roi
Kentucky, Mr, Cuittknden,] so abl
j and so appropriately used, on Tm . da
i list, I hold that the entire and unqual
lied sovereignty of the Territories is i
Congress. That is my judgment; bt
, this resolution brings tin? Territories pre
'cisely within the same limitations wide
are applie l to the States in the result
tion which I first read. The two t;
ken together deny to Congress any pov
er of legislation in the Territories.
Follow on, and let us see what r<
mains. Adopted as a part of the pre
ent platform, and as necessary to a uc
state of things, and to meet an emergci
cy now existing, the Convention says :
“The American Democracy recognize ai
adopt the principles contained in the organ
laws e#rablishing the Territories of Kansas in
Nebraska, a* embodying the only sound ai
I sale solution of the slavery question, up<
whieh the great national idea of the people
| thi« wh°le rountrv can repo.-c, in it* doteimii
I
I cd conservation of the Union—non-inlerfcr
, onre by Congress with slavery in States and
Territories.”
Then follows the last resolution :
‘•ItKsor.VRD, That we recognize the right
of the people of all the Territories, including
Kansas and Nebraska, acting through tlio
lairlv-expressed will of the majority of actual
» residents, and whenever the number of their
t , inhabitants justifies it, to form a constitution,
with or without domestic slavery, and be,ad
, mitted into the Union upon terms of perfect
I equality with the other States.”
, j Take all these resolutions together,
j and the deduction which we must ncc*
J' cssarily draw from them is a denial to
Congress of any power whatever to leg
^ islate upon the subject of slavery. The
last resolution denies to the people of
the Territory any power over that sub
. jeet. save when they shall have a suffi
f cicnt number to form a constitution and
become a Sta'e, and also denies that
| Congress has any power over the subject;
; and so the resolutions hold that this
power is at least in abevance while the
, Territory is in a territorial condition.—
I That is the only conclusion which you
, i can draw from these resolutions. A1 a 3 ’
i for short-lived territorial sovereignty. It
| (Mine to its death in the house of its
! friends : it was buried by the same hands
: which had given it baptism !
Hut, sir, I did not rise for the purpose
of discussing these resolutions, but only
to read them, and state the action which
1 I propose to take in view of them. I
may—1 probaly shall, take some subse
| queiit occasion, when I shall endeavor
to present to the Senate and the country
I a fair account of what is the true issue
' presented to the people for their consid
eration and decision.
, My object now is to show' only that
1 the Cincinnati Convention lias indorsed
and approved of the repeal of the Mis
souri compromise, from which so many
evus nave already liowccl—horn which,
• If ar, more and worse evils must yet be
| anticipated. It would, of course, be ex
pected that the presidential nominee of
1 that convention would accept, cordially
, and cheerfully, the platform prepared
for him by his party friends. No person
■ can object to that. There is no equiv
ocation on his part about the matter. L
beg leave to read a short extract from a
1 speech of that gentleman, made at his
own home, within the last few days. In
i reply to .lie Keystone Club, which paid
him a visit there, Mr. Buchanan said :
'•( I cut lemon*, Hvo weeks since I should have
made you a longer speech, hut now I have
1 ><.•♦.*ii placed "ii a platform of which I most
hea/tdj approve, and that can speak t'<>r me.
Being iho representative of the great J>»mo
eratio party, and not simply Janie- Buchai.ati
l must square my conduct according t" the
platform of the party, mid insert uu m w plank,
m r take one from it.*’
These events leave to me only one
' unpleasant duty, which is to declare here
that I can maintain political associations
with no party that insists upon stud, doc
i trines ; that l can support no man for
President who avows and recognizes
them; and that t he little of that power
: with which God fully, firmly, and con
' sistcntly f’oi his defeat, demanded as it
i- by the highest interests of the country
which owns all my allegiance.
The BKKSIDFXT. The question is
on the mo tion of the Senator from Maine
to he excused from further service on tli *
Committee on Commerce.
The motion was agreed to.
,
Tiis Slave CoJe of Kansas
1 Containing I.aavn iviiuk make it v
• l’l SITEXT1AUY Ot TKNSE TO Sl'EAK
or Wri te against Slavery.
I W ogive below one of the “Acts” from
( the infamous Slave Code of Kansas.—
We have printed the same several times
• before, but we think it well to keep the
^ public in mind of the character of the
, laws which the Free State settlors have
declared they will not obey, and for m:ik
, ing which declaration they arc accused
i .1 l l rr ... .. __.
M line, of being guilty of “Treason"
, against the general government. These
■ laws were enacted by a legislature whoso
I members were not even reside nts of the
j Territory, and who were notoriously
forced upon the people of Kansas, by
. armed invaders from Missouri, acting
- with the connivance of the administration
1 at Washington.
Willi these facts in mind the perusal
. of th • following enactment may aid us in
- appreciating the enormous wrongs, inju
1 l ies and oppressions, to which the Free
' St itc settlers of Kansas have been ruth*
_ i lcssly subjected. [Kira. Journal.
a ■ *
t Territory of Kansas
An Act to finish offences
1 AuAUisr Slave 1‘norEHTY.
Section 1. lie it enacted by the Ciov
- ernor and Legislative Assembly of the
Territoiy of Kansas, That every person,
- bond or free, who shall he convicted ol
i- actually raising a rebellion or Insurrec
,v tion of slaves, free negroes or mulattoes
i- in this Territory, shall suffer death.
Sect. 2 Kvery free person who shah
d aid and assist in any rcbeliion orinsur
it- rection of slaves, free negroes or raulat
d toes, or shall furnish arms, or do any
li other act in furtherance of such rebellioi
'j or insurrection shall suffer death.
Seel 3 If any free person shall, by
speaking, writing or printing, advise, I
persuade or indnee any slaves to rebel,
or conspire against any citizen of this I
Territory, or shall bring into, print, write
publish or circulate, or cause to be
brought into, printed, written, published
or circulated, or shall knowingly aid or
assist in the bringing into, printing,
writing, publishing or circulating in this
Territory, any book, paper, magazine,
pamphlet or circular, for the purpose of
exciting insurrection on the part of the
slaves, free negroes or mulattoes, against
the citizens of the Territory, or any part
of them, such person shall be guilty of
felony and suffer death.
Sect. 4. If any person shall entice,
decoy, or carry away out of this Territo
ry, any slaves belonging to another, with '
the intent to deprive the owner thereof
of the services of such slave, or with in- '
tent to effect or procure the freedom of !
such slave,he shall be adjudged guilty of 1
grand larceny, and on conviction thereof ‘
shall suirer death, or he imprisoned at
hard labor for not less than ten years.
Sect. .5. If any person aids or assists '
in enticing, decoying, or persuading, or
carrying away or sending out of this 1
lcrritory, any Slave belonging another, '
with intent to procure or effect the free
dom of such Slave, or with intent to de
prive the owner thereof of the services J
of such slave, he shall bo adjudged guil- f
ty of grand larceny, and, on conviction
thereof,- shall suffer death, or be impris- J
oned at hard labor for not less than ten
; ears. s
Sect. 0. If any person shall entice, ^
decoy, or carry away out of any State or s
Territory of the United States, my slave J
belonging to another, with intent to pro- •
cure or effect the Freedom of such slave,
or with intent to deprive the owner ther
of of the services of such slave, into this t
Territory, he shall he adjudged guilty of .
grand larceny, in the same manner, as if
such slave had been enticed, decoyed, or
carri -d away out of the Territory, and in J
such case the larceny may be charged to
have been committed in any county of s
this Territory, into or through which j
such slave shall have been brought by
such person, and, on conviction thereof, t
the person offending shall suffer death or t
imprisonment at hard labor for not less
than ten years.
S~ot. 7. If any person shall entice,
persuade, or induce any slave to escape
from the service of his master or owner
in this Territory, or shall aid or assist
any Slave escaping from the service of
his master or owner, or shall assist, har
bor or conceal any slave w!i > may have j
escaped from the service of his master or |
owner, he shall be deemed guilty of fel
lnny and punished by imprisonment at
hard labor for not less than five years.
Sect. S. If any pers m in this Torri- (
tory shall aid or assist, harbor or cun
conceal any slave who has escaped from ^
the service of his master or owner in an- j
other State or Territory, such person
shall he punished in like manner as if
such slave had escaped from the service 1
of his owner or master in this Territory.
9. If any person shall resist (
any ofliccr while attempting to arrest any
slave that may have escaped from the
service of his master or owner, or shall
rescue suc-h slaves when in the custody
of any ofliccr or other person who may
have such slave in custody, whether such ‘
slave has escaped from the service of* his
master or owner in this Territory or in
any other State or Territory, the person
iso offending shall he guilty of felony,
and punished by imprisonment at hard
labor f>r a term not less than two veurs.
Srct. 10. If niiv Mai shall. Sheriff, or
Constable, or the Deputy of any such
officer, shall, when required by any por
L.-/.I1 n.f.iL.. n;,l „* neuSuf <
land capture of any stave !lmt may have
escaped from the service of his master or
1 owner, whether such slave shall have es
cape 1 from his master or owner in this
, I'erritory or any other State or Territn
j ry, such otlicer shall bo fined in a sum of
' not less than one hundred for more than
live hundred dollars.
Sert,l\. If any person print, write,
introduce into, publish or emulate, or
j caus* t > be brought into, printed, writ
| u a, published or eirc.dalrdyor shall kn.no
Itnxly aid or as<.sst in bringing into,
print mu, publishing, or c imitating with
in this Territory, any book, paper, pam
I phlct, magazine, handbill, or circular,
I containing any statement, argument,
I opinion, sentiment, doctrine advice, in
uendo, circulat'd to produce a disad'ec
tion among tin* slaves in this I'erritory,
or to induce such slaves to escape from
the service of their masters, or resist their
authority, he shall he guilty of felony,
and he punished by imprisonment at hard
labor for a t.r.ii not less than five years.
•Sc t. 12. If any free person, by
speaking or writing, assert or maintain I
that persons have not the right to hold!
slaves in this Territory, or shall introduce
into this Territory, print, publish, write,
circulate, or cause to be written, printed,
published, or circulated in this Territory
any book, paper, magazine pamphlet, or
circular containing any denial of the right
of such persons to hold slaves in this
Territory, such person shall bo deemed
guilty of felony, and punished by impris
onment at hard labor for a term nut less
than two years.
Sect. 13. No person who is consci
entiously opposed to holding slaves, or
who does not admit the right to hold
slaves in this Territory, shall sit as a ju
ror on the trial of any prosecution for
the violation of any of the sections of
this act
This act to take effect and be in force
from the 15th day of September, A. D.
1855.
Signed, J. H. Stringfellow, Speaker of
the House; Attest, J. M. Lyle, Clerk.
Thomas Johnson, President of the Coun
cil; Attest, J. A. Halderman, Clerk.
IMPORTANT TO THE PUBLIC
Many of our readers are aware, that
of late a certain doctor in our city, by
the name of Wesley Grindle, has crea
ted no little stir in the medical ranks.—
At first we thought it was one of the
humbug of the day, and uttered not a
word of approval ; but the evidence that
this gentleman has actually hrought be
fore the public a remedy which docs cure
pulmonary consumption is overwhelming
and we are happy, that we are able
to point the sick to a source from which
they may reasonably expect relief. We
took our pen to write an article upon
this subject?: but our views have been
so well expressed by the editor of the
Yew York Alius, that we will quote the
following article from that paper. We
idvise all to read, and be candid,
“CAN CONSUMPTION BE CUBED?”
—To that portion of the human family
ifflicted with this horrible disease, this is
i question fraught with serious import.
iVith them it is a question of life or
loath, the failure of the medical profes
ion, heretofore, to devise any means for
he cure of this disease, has invested it
vith a terror that accompanies scarcely
ver any other chronic complaint. To
ssure a man or woman that they had
lie consumption was about equal to
aying. Your days are numbered ; you
aay as well settle up your worldly affairs
nd make your peace with your Creator,
or you must surely die with the disease
hat now afflicts you. Quacks took ad
antage of this dread in the public mind,
nd by pretending to be able to cure this
rightful disease, gathered golden har
est from the sufferers, while in fact they
rere only attending them to the tomb.
’o so great an extent had this species of
eception been carried, that the human
unify began to think that the medical
iculty were right in pronouncing this
n incurable disease.
“Can Consumption be cured?” i9
till the inquiry of the sufferer; and the
oor mortal upon whom this disease has
ct its fangs, like a drowning man, still
nf nvnrvi It In ir tlisif rvmmiSPH VO
of, and it is well that it is so. Were
; otherwise, any great discovery by
'hich disease can be cured would be of
0 benefit, because the world had come
) the conclusion that there was no use
1 trying.
Not long since Dr. Wesley Griudle, a
liysician of, high standing in this city,
nnounced that he had found a remedy
. hich actually cured this horible disease,
datcmentscamc to us from the most rc
iablc sources of cures which had been
ffccted, which were truly startling in
heir character, and we became convinced
hat there must be reality in his cures,
-d so stated. Since we have seen the
iving witnesses of his triumph over the
i orst form of disease ; aud the desire
f each and every one of them is, that
re should make known this great dis
overy to the world, for the benefit of
itlicrs similarly affected.
With this evidence before us tliero
ore we have no hesitation in saying that
’ui.moxary Consumption can be
i red. It is no longer an iscura
• le disease. This is saying a great
[cal more than we ever thought wo
hould be able to say, but it rests upon
icsitive proof: and it is due I)r. Grin
11 that his discovery should be made
mown to the world. For the benefit of
uffering men and woman, it should be
lublishcd in every newspaper in the
ountry. It is a shame that the success
f I)r. G. has stirred up the malice and
nvy of many physicians of the conserv
tive order ; instead of tnis, ho is worthy
if our highest regard ; and we predict
hat the secret of this medicine will, in
iiue, he bought up by the profession,
nd prove an important accession to the
tealing art, and a specific for the cure
if a disease, that perhaps tills more graves
nmtally than any other in the catalogue
>f ailments. This subject is creating a
;rcat s nsation among physicians as well
is others, and our advice to consump
ive invalids is, that they lose no time iu
ibt lining this great remedy. What if
,ve have been decievcd heretofore ? llet
,tr be cheated a thousand times by mere
rostrum venders, titan once reject the
means of cure when placed within out
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lives. Thou g!l this medicine has beeu
before the public but a short time, im
mense (inanities are already being dis
patched by mail and express to many
parts of the country.
Fi r the benefit ol those who wish to
obtain this truly GREAT REMEDY, we
iploto the doctor's following prices:
Pricks.—One box, S3; three boxes
ordered at one time, #8; half dozen, or
any number greater, at the rate of S2 a
box.
The postage in the Fnilod States, not
over 3,000 miles, is fifteen cents a box;
ovoi 3,000 miles, fifty cents a box. In
all cases where the postage must be pre
paid, the amount should be incloHcd in
money or stamps,
We can assure omr readers that all or
ders addressed to Dr. W. Urindle A: Uro.,
New York or Philadelphia will receive
prompt attention.—N. Y. Com. Register.
A Fisn Story.—A fellow from the country
lud a little verdant for the season, went into
an eating house in this city, the other day,
and after gaping about ten minutes or so, no
iu'jiiiivil what kind offish they had.
‘•II dlibut, sir,” was the reply.
“ Well, tiring me a couple, and if they are
good I 11 try some more!” said ho. Row
many lie afterwards ordered deponent saith
not.''—[Lowell Citizen.
IVImi is the difference between a butcher
and a gay young lady ? The former kills to
dregs, whilst the latter dresses to sill.
A Yankee editor, says; “The march of civ’
ilization is onward—onward—like the slow
intrepid tread ol a jackass towards a pock of
oats.
-The New York Eve. Post says,
that the Fillmore National Cinb, that
has recently declared for Fremont, num
bers 3000.

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