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1 INDIANA AMERICAN. Jk BW.'BSSRSR fTWrwri '.- IST TO ftPT. TO UIWT1 SAW. so rawfi o eeeau, t. iTooaiwimr. jiS.' imi. rrrossr.K a, im. mm mlHMlnriii ur air,ftar stfsS UllH IWHUrrMMtllkii ttHau BO bojoo I irsH"i . Ill 'ri la lo.llaaa, si- oa, aoräapo. two paper lo-Mup'll, oi It I t llrill'Tlt-- iIM eeallltieal porUoa I Ik Stat. Baamos woe tlotMl 1 ad ertto In it Walto Tatar vaUojr, 1H 1 all w MM Mi ta.atMi. PEOPLETICKET. FOB FIHIDINT, J. C. FREMONT. WM. L. DAYTON. FOB OOVOmSM-1 TH DI8TXICT, WILLIAM CUMBACK. TO DUTTICT, DAVID K1LG0RE. STATE TICKET. 101 SOTttJiOH, OLIVER P. MORTON fOS LT OOfUNOB, CONRAD BAKER (kmurj of Sitte J. W. DAWSON. Tree, of 8tate-W. R. N0F81N0ER. Auditor of State E W. H ELLIS Supt. Pub. Intl CH AS. BARNES Attorney Generel-J. H. CRAVENS Report. Sop. Court J NO A. STEIN. Clerk Sop. Court JNO. A. BE ALL. COUNTYTICKET. Judge Con. PImoELISHA VANCR. Proi. Att'y TH08. W BENNETT. Circuit Pros-WM. PATTERSON. Represent 'tire ROB BRUNDRETT - HIRAM CLUM. Treasurer THOMAS A. GOODWIN. Sheriff GEO RCE W. CL.tYPOOL. Recorder THOMAS 8 WRIGHT. 8ommUeioner-JA8 DERBYSHIRE. Corvo or PHILIP T JONES. Corooer GEORGE W. LINES. AMtMor Brook. Tp. T. T. SMITH. BtBCTORS fOUTHEMUB AT LA ROB. Jam a .km, nt 'sCertea Oeeaty. Saasa . j aaaa, of PatsiM Cooalr MRTalCT ELECTORS, tit mat J aim 0 VairS; ff4 Dial Haa.lall (T(..r l. M Inst. laatoo V- Mh.oo, Uh Oi at. in P Hnwltnd; Ma Dttt HW KU r; SSS 0it. Hnraat) Maaeaaa; 7U Ittet - Wat O C..(Bt , Uta W O. Wilaott) Put, DaaWI I. Hmiii u n J A. Hatha ft It I Utat MUka h, RoMi , i at Aa4itMVI1U. lion. Will. Cumbach will address hit follow citisens at Andersonrtlle on next Monday evening ot 7 o'clock. rev. wnnmr conoir.n Will address bis follow citisens at Mr. Httbsr's, 00 Bio Crsek. Thursdsy eeeatuaj , Oct. 9d, tod, io Germaa od Rnglish, in tbo People's Court House, next Saturday evening in Brookville. Hit speeches ere worth hearing Taxas la Franklin County, In Po rt Times. We ore indebted to J. C. Barton Esq.. for the following fiots sod fig urea aa to thu tax of former times, bafare the present corruption had oropt into tbo officers who manage our business. It is illustrative of what wa eay in another article, pre pared before we got these ßgurea. that the corruption is But in tie party bat ia leaving them to go unrebnked from year to year. At first they were economical bat finding the people had ooeasaitted every thing to the parly we have paid for the last three yeara aa average of 46-9 9 cents nearly THREE TIMES as mach as was paid befure the system of corruption crept into the party. Io those purer day a wa generally voted and sympathised with that party, as did thousands who are now aiding in removing its corrupt remains, from places of trust and power. These figures have been prepared by Mr. Barton with rare and we pre- they are correct. If a mistake we will correct it with pleas- are, meanwhile we hope no man will oharge him with lying should such a mistake occur. No men io his senses will publish a false statement, inten-ttoa-Uiy, when it eanso easily be dis proved, yet even Mr. Burton maj take mistakes, ss be did, for instance when acting as Treasurer, and offer -tag to sell Mr. Dana's farm near Lau sal, for taxes when tie Uses had been duly paid. An honest man may risks mistskes, and it is a meanness of which we want none of our rea ders to be guilty to ebarge sueh a mistake to wilful lying. But here are the figures: 1847 1848 18 49 1860 1861 16 cents on 100 15 100 tO " " " 100 16 100 20 100 Average for five years, 17 cents on 100. As a further evidence of the cor ruption now prevailing, Mr. Burton adds: "AND DURING THOSE FIVE YEARS. APPROPRIATIONS WERE MADE TO ALL OR MOST ALL THE PIKES IN THE COUN TT, TO THE LAUREL AND MET AMORA BRIDGES. AND TO SEV ERAL CANAL BRIDGES." m N. B. It is due to Mr. Burton to eay that these figures were brought forward to rebut our figures of later years, bat the beat witness that a really guihy man can produce, tarns agaiast him. It will be seen that the testimony of these figures is right to to the point we are driving at. Try Bjjatn, young man- There are many facta oa record which we would like to produce bat we have not lime to hunt them up. COREUFTION PjKJVED!; John 0. Buries Prinolpal Witoeae! The office holders having introd, ed John C. Burton to at leset 'ppear to justify their course, we propose lc "take the witness" aad a',e hie tesii mony. Mr. Burton testifies , from the books, that tor the five yes re ending with 18 61, the rate of ta7.es for county purp sea averaged 11 cents on the flOO This was not only enough to defray the ordinary expenses of the county, but to fernUh a surplus, which was applied "TO ALL. OR MOST ALL THE PIKES IN THE COUNTY, TO THE LAUREL AND METAMORA BRIDGES AND TO SEVERAL CA NAL BRIDGES." Thank yoa, Mr. Burton, for this information. Now. il yoo will take the trouble to examine the books for those 5 years, you will discover that the average valuation o( property taxed was $3.606,476. Thia would yield, at 17 cents. $6.127 enough, according to your statement to dsfray current expenses, and have a surplus for the laudable purpose of improving bridges and roads. Now look at lbs last 6 years the years of corruption of which wa have been speaking. Taxes for eounty purposes have been 186t, t6 cents on the 100 1863. 1854, 60 1866, 60 186, 40 Average for five years 98 c eats Now, by going to the Irooks, you will find that tbe average valuation of taxable property in tbe county is f 6, 431.324. The income on thia amount at 38 cents, would be 20,630. am ounting in five years to $103,196. But, you say, tbe Court House and Jail have been built during these five yeara. Very well, let us see: Oowrt House, original cmlrecl, 18,000; el tras, such aa D. D. Jones' bill to Cin n nati, Ac , say 3,000, making Court House 31.000; Jail, 6,000, total, 36.- 000. Deduct this from 103,196, and you .lave $67.195. Thus, af ter paying for tbe Jail aad Court House, your msn have spent annually 13,439, which is 6.31 1 mora than was spent in the purer days of Dem- mmm aa S aS) A a ocracy. we win say in ras asys ot Democracy, before a set of men took possession of the offices, and by party management dealt them out to their special favorites and friends. You will not claim that within these five years, much has been ds voted to pikes or bridges. Yoa will not claim that the business of the eounty hss doubled, for the population of the county baa decreased. Ia 1860, the number of polls was t.883, ia 1866 it .is 1 631. 361 less, aeeording to the books, than five years ago. This eitra 6, 312 most be accounted for ia another way. Ws have traced about 600 of it to the Sheriff's pocket where tbe balance hss gone, we can not tell. It is gone, that is certain. The peo ple know it le gone they know that the ordinary expenses of the county have about doubled in the last five yeirs, while they cannot see that the busineea baa increased. Borne sup pose that a large part of this 6,3 1 1 goes to defray the expense of hiring tbe red coats to drag that eaaaoa around the country, and furnish powder for its use, but there is no other evidence of this, than that the officers contrib ute largely towards these expenses. One Fremont Cabinet Offloer in the Ssoth The Buchaniera try to scare as by saying no southern man will aoeept orBee under Fremont. Nonsense ! Old 8am Houston, the Hero of 8aa Jacinto closed a speech in the Senate last week in this style: "They tell me," said tbo brave old msn, "if Fre mont is elected, forty -thousand bayo nets will bristle about the Cepttoi that the South, in fact, will secsde. Mr. President, I scorn the suggestion! There will be neither bristling bayo nets nor seeession. If Col. Fremont shall be elected by a majority of the people; thouirh 1 am not his supporter, I shall rsspeot the majority of tbe people; and to Colonel Fiemont, as tbe Chief Magistrate of their choice, I shall pay my respectful homage." ad so will all the rest. North and South, Mr. Fillmore himself inoluded notwithstanding his silly speech. And old Sam will be williag to take a seat in the Cabinet, even if he is for Fillmore, in the absence of a Fremont ticket in Texas. Bishop Waugh Meddling In Polittas. At the lste Conference in Madison, Bishop Wsugb, a citlssn of a Slave State, when urging the preachers to push on the the Mistlonary work, said: "Brethren, we can aend preachare to Turkey, with more safety than to a ter ritory of the United State." Thia gsve great offence to eertain Democrsts, who charged that the Bishop meddled in politics. It Is a fact worthy of atudy, that, under the present admintatratioo, it ia more dangeroua to preach the gos pel under the American stars than in Turk-y. Had half as many Missionsries and otheia been butchered in Turkey, for a simple expression of opinion, as have been in Ksnssa, war would have been declared months sgo. Ts Aboowkrt. Two little jMSi about 10 yeers of sgs wsre talking pol Ma tbs ether day in Brookvtlle, when the Buchanan girl replied to the Pre monter's srgument: "Thst's a lie." -O yea," said the Fremooter, "that's your argument, now eiag it with the chorus, -O he lies all over.' " XäfT Dr. Hoe fie keeps Rhode's eel brated ague medicine, and is prepar ed to furnish chemicals of all k'nds. jrtality of Infamy. "F. v their factions and tr sitoreae conae jn attempting to withhold appropria tions im) subdue Kansas, they, tie Republicans have gained an immortal ity of infamy that will not allow them to be forgotten." Enquirtr. Jaat aueh aa iafamoua immortality as Jefferson and Washington and Ad -ms obtained, when they resolved to withhold supplies from King George "for transporting large armies of for eign roe rein sries, to complete the work of death, desolation, and tyran ny already begun, with circumstances of cruelty and perfidy scarcely paral leled in tbe most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy tbe head of a civili sed nation." The parallel between the struggle of our revolutionary fathers, and our brethren in Kansas. is becoming every day more striking. Whether the freemen of that territo ry will submit to be governed by bay onets and swords, remains to be seen. They are degenerate sons of noble sires if they will allow Misaouriana to dictate laws to them, end then allow Congress to enforce those laws at the word's point. It may be the duty of the executive, as the servant of Con gress, to attempt their enforcement, but it is squally the duty of lbs people of that territory to adopt tbe language of their fathers in the immortal Dec- laratioa, of Independenee and say. "When a long train of sbuses snd uaurpationa. pursuing invariably the ssms object, eviocee s design to re duce them wader absolute despotism. it is tksir right, IT IS THEIR DUTY, to throw off such government and to provide new guarda for their future security." The future of Kansas is big with thrilling events. We have no doobt that the President will attempt to en force tbs laws as tfary stand. We are equally confident that the people of the territory will die before they ill submit. It ia not in American character to submit to despotism, nor is there force enough in all tbs srmy of this govern meal, to make even that handful, submit. They can be killed, but conquered never. The first gun that is fired at a freeman, by a United States soldisr, to enforce the Missouri laws ia Kansas, will be a torch appli ed to the magasinn whose explosion will rock this commonwealth to its rsry centre. t John C. Barton Esq , It is painful to have to expose the meanness, not to say baaeness and cor ruption of one whom we havs hadoc oaaion to regard as nn honest man. and personal friend, but doty to the public sometimes requires it. Mr. Burton, as a soldier, bearing honora ble wounds, received ia battliag for hie country, deservea the reepeet and sympathy of hie countrymen, but when even a brave and wounded sol dir resorts to bass mesas, to sustain wrong, he should not bs exempt from rebuke. Being ia tbe employ of one of tbe county officers, snd hsving the promiku of a continuance, in ease of the success of bis parly, Mr. Barton has volunteered, or been hired to at tempt a refutation of oar acts and figures, not one of which, as they ap pear, in oar paper, doea he dare to deny. But, in order to earn his fee, and decisve the ignorant, he garblee oar language and then proves ns a LIAR. Ia comparing the cost aad aise of the Union Court! House, with ours we aaid, "it is larger and moe expen sive than ours, ia proportion to (As ffss of ik$ rouniy." This being an un questionable fact, ia pretending to disprove it, be aaye we said it "was larger and more expensive in propor tion" and there stops, and introduces a ooiuparrison of which we said noth ing, aad then charges ua with lying. He resorts to the same triok, to dis prove our figures in regard to the amount of money now in the treasury, by showing how much was in on the 30th of Juae. If ka had taken the fir t of March he could have proved a bigger lie, just as honestly. Ws will only say that ws have heretofore regarded Mr. Burton iocapable of such an attempted fraud. A promi nent and influential member of the Preabyterian church, we had expected that, however much the interests end prejudioee of parly might warp bis feelings, he could not consent to such an act of dishonesty. But, whoever will sustain the present administration, with its corruption and bloodshed, and civil war whoever will say that the terrible accounts of rape and murder and rapine, which reach us through a thousand authentic channels, are all litt, tnat be may aid ia electing one who is pledged to carry out the meas ures that have produced a scene of blood heretofore unknown among civ ilised people, may be expected to re sort to any meana to prevent the over throw of a eet of officers, who are revelling in ill-gotten gains. This at tempt to assail the reputation of a friend, by garbling anu misrepresen ting hie words, for political effect, is of the same spirit as that which knocked down the venerable Finley, and is making Kai.sas a field of blood. It would apply the bludgeon in Brook -ville, except that tbia method of at tack, though infinitely meaner, is more popular than that. Honett men of all parties, will reseat it. OCT We are requested to say that if all persons hsving books out of the Brookville Township Librsry, do not return the same before the next meeting of the Township Bosrd, to be held on the fourth Saturday in October, they will be fined for their neglect. The Li brary ia open on Saturday's only, from 8 o'clock A. M. to 4 o'clock P. M. The Flat Discovered We are happy u announce that the plot to dissolve the Union, uoless the present office bolders ean be retained in power, has been timely discovered. The managers hoped by crying "Dis union," and attempting to fix it upon tbe lovers of freedom, aad the true friends of the Union, and thus to di vert public atteittioa from their schemes until it was too late to thwart them. But murder will out. The southern papers overshot their mark, area the Cincinnati Eefeirer, ia the hands of Judge Walker, a New Or loans fire-eater, could not wait, but fool like, let out tbe secret, and at tempted to show, in an srticle which we published two weeks ago. that ev ery interest of tbe south required them to dissolve the connection with the north, which is only burdensome to them at best. Taking their cus from suoh papers the less prudent nulltfiers is the north, such as Robinson, Logan and Gnat, took ap the ery, aad pledg ed their individual assistance and co operation whenever the leaders in the south ahould give orders. They tri ed to bide their treasonable designs by pretending to so lot tkt Union and ConttitMtion that they would help the south destroy both, if Fremont is elec ted. Tbe recent electioos, and cvs ery source of information, give suoh unmistakeable indioations of the tri umphant election of Fremont, that hundreds will rally to his standard, to show Judge Logan dt Co., that it will be no trifling undertaking to subdue tbe freemen of the north, cither by oppressive gag laws in Kansaa, or cowardly threats to shoot them, sad dissolve the Union, if thev do not - -aar- vote to suit their southern masters. No Republican has ever threatened to dissolve tbe Union in oase of a fail ure to elect our man. Ws all intend to maintain it at all hassards. Tbe threats of Brooks to march to Wash ington, and rifle the treasury, and the pledge of Judge Logan dt Co., to help them, are all powerleas. Fortunately they have been discovered in good time. The Republican motto is, THE UNION MUST AND SHALL BE PRESERVED, and it will appear, when the trial comes, that even in the south there are fewer dieunionista than appears at firet sight. Tbe ra vings of the Enquirer over the late speech of Danks, in which he avows his belief in the perpetuity of the Union, in spite of ebanges, show how anxious it is to dissolve. We eay again tbs plot ia discovered, and lov ers of the Union are flocking to the standard of Fremont and the Union by thousands. Judge Stuart's Mob. We publish elsewhere sn sccount of a mub recently got up by Judge Stuart, oae of the Judges of tbe Supreme Court. He is s csndidste for Congress in Col fax's District. Boing st s pises where there was a large number of Irish, work ing on s rsilrosd, be spoks to them of the horrora of Kouw.Nothingism, charg ing that Collsx and the Republican par ty were Know-Nothings His remsrks led to the riot and murder alluded to.--No other cause is givsn by ths Demo erata themselves. It is said that hun dreds of Dsraocrsts, who up to thst tlms hsd remained unmoved, hsve since de clared againat the meuwno thue labor to transfer the bloodshed and alsughter of Ksnsas to Indiana. The remarks of Judge Stuart were akin to thoae of Judge Logan, and sheriff Banner in this eoun ty, who advised foreigners to "apite in the face" of Repoblieane. This eneour sgement of riots by our Judges even oer Supreme Judges should awaken every lover of peeee end freedom. If such men msy bs perpetuated in office, farewell to all liberty. Camback'i vote on legalizing Slavery in Kaos.s Tbe following is the proviso in Dana's bill for restoring the Missou ri Compromise line about which the Democrats and Know Nothings are making so much fuss, in hopes of se curing tbe ultra Abolition vote for their candid a tea: "Provided, however, That any person lawfully held to eervioe in either of said Territories shall not be discharged from such service bv rea son of such repeat and revival of said eight aeotion, if such person hall be permanently removed from each Territory or Territories prior to ths 1st day of January, 1866; and any child or children born, in either of seid Territoriee, of ..ny female law folly held to service, if in like man ner removed without ssid Territories before the expiration of that dale, shall not be, by reason of anything in thia act, emancipated from any ser vice it might have owed bad tbia act never been passed: And provided further. That any person lawfully held to service in any other State or Territory of the United Slates, and escaping into either the Territoriy of Kanena or Nebtaska. my be reclaimed and removed to tbe person or place where suoh service is due, under any law of the United Staiea which shall be in force upon the subject," It will seem that this does not le galise slavery in Kansas, but provides that persons already lawfully held, shall not be set free Ac. It is in keeping with every profession of the Republican party. We are not in fa vor of abolishing alavery by the gene ral government where it "lawfully" exists, and the real cause of com p aint is because the Republicans did not attempt to abolish slavery if it lawfully exists in Kansas. Go ahead, gentlemen. Y'.u are welcome to all the Abolition votes you oan get, and we are thankful that you have taken so much pains to prove that the Re publicans are not Abolitionists. We knew they were not, you now prove they are not. Ulcre Stmt ion. MAT Remember thai tbe Fair be gins next 1 uesday. Bring your wives and children. MSkT Cumbach will be at Blooming grove Thursday, Fait field Thursdt) night. Mixerville Friday and Mt. Oar mel Saturday, this week. tAT Thomas W. Bennett, of Lib ty, will address ths people of Meta mora, on Saturday evening, 4th inat. He earneatly solicits a discusaiün. tLyWe ask the curious to ascer tain Fremont'a majority by the math amatical table furnished us by a learn ed gentleman of this place. tSW Col. A. B. Line, and Dr. J. R. Goodwin will discuss the questions at issue at Metamora, Tuesday even ing Oot. 7. OCT Read Gov. Reeder's fstter on our flrat pegs'. Let all honest Democrata read it. Reeder is s Demo erst, snd s wsrm and constsnt friend of Mr. Bu chanan . Himokatiom. One of our citisens stepped into one of the offices this week, where the men were intently discussing some subject, he could not tell what: "Well" aaid one "I'll try tu be resigned, come what will." OCT We ssk honest Democrsts to read Gov. Reeder's letter on oar first page. It will not do to ssy thst alt who hsve gone to Ksnssssnd seen the work ings of pstent Democrscy, sre fools snd liars. Gor. Reeder hss ben for yesrs one of Psnnsy lvsnis's fsvorite men. Tax UirrtaxRca. -One of our Ger man citisens who has recently an nounced himself in favor of Fremont fays bo has received more abuse from the Democratic party, for his opinion's sake, in two weeka, than ho did from the Whigs in 20 years. tW The Pxopli think of meeting in Brookville to talk about the war in Kansas, and their heavy taxes, and a few kindred snljecta, on the 11th inst. It will be a grand basket meet ing. Cumbach, C. B. Smith, Tum Smith, and others are expected to speak. JJafTWhat would become of Fre mont papers and oratora if there were no murders, rapes, burglariea and heart-ealings in Kansas? Cin. En quirtr. Get your President to suppress those outrages and let ua see. If might kill them all off. Try it. JSuV The Democracy are bound to win this year, for tbs Ladies are near ly sll on our side. Con Ttl, That is ths newest news that we have received. It is the very lateat Ttltgraph dispalb, and will be regar ded highly important, if tntt. Tax Psa JtcxsT M. W. Utile, the President of the Bsnk, wesrs it, thst is evidence that it ia popular among the upper tens. Wash. Adair, and the edi tor of the Amtrican wear it, that proves that it is popular among ths laboring clsss. Fred. Baker hss them for sale, so chesp that gentlemen of tests hsd better go snd buy of him, rather than try to borrow, or do without. (T Ths Ksnsss election took place on Wedneaday 1st. No news yst from it. Reed the article on our 4th page in regard to it. We presume ths Frse Stste men did not attempt to rote. Thsy would not tske ths osth necessary . The bloodshed of Lssvsnworth is too frssh In ths minds of thst subdued peo- psopls to think of risking thsir lives in fruitless effcrt to vote. "WsLt, Wbat or That V In anti union to ths elaughter, pictured ia our paper laat week, a prominent old liner ssid: "Well, whst of thst, did not the Indiens kill and scalp white folks In tho first settlement of this country) If they did, we guess the troops were sent sgainst them, and then there ought to be a difference between an Indian and a white man in thia respect. Ws guess however, the people will tell "whst ot thst," nsxt Novsmbsr. XairWe understand thai in Wayne oounty some Buchanan ladies havs "locked out" their Fremont husbsnds, and intend to do so until they promise to vote for "Old Buck." Cunnertvillt Ttltgraph. Just what we might expect from la dies who love "old bucks." It is the Buck method of argument, to "lock out", or drive out, or knock down Fre mooters. Ws would expeot "Isdies" who approve of tbe outrages upon their sex, which are committed under the subduing process, to not only 'lock out" their husbands, but to lock io thsir favorite Bucks. (ty Wherever N. P. Bsnks goes the the Democrscy should keep before the people his celebrated, traitorous decler stion st Portland, Msine, in August, 1856, thst, ''il s certsin contingsncy, he waa willing to let the Union slide." Cineinnuli Enquirer. And let them tell, thst the contingen cy is when the Union is used for the perpetustion snd extension of Slsvery, even over Free Ststss. Let them slso tell that the Enquirer is in favor of not only letting it "elide," but helping it slide "in the contingency" thst Fre mont is the choice of s majority of the people. See his article which we pub lished two weeks sgo. EW The only hope of escape from all this trouble and disoord rests on the election of Buchanan and Breck enndge. That will be the panacea for all our ilia. Enquirtr. Wo are afraid we will get "ilier and iller" for that is a "panacea" of which tbe patient baa taken a quantum tuficit. If you can convince them that tbe Indian prescription for a bit of a dog is good, they will vote for Buck and Breck. Their doctrine is: "The hair of the dog is good for the bile," hence they bind the hair of tbe dog on the wound. Taking a dose of Buck and Breck to relieve us from the effects of Pierce and Briitht would be like taking strieb- nyne as an antidote to Nux Vomica, Why the Difference? . Look at tbe differenel be! ween the bailiff expenses of Franklin county and the adjoining counties. Why is this difference We do not allege that it is because thu Democratic par ty ia more oorropt than the Whig or Republican party would be under sim ilar circumstances, except that the Democratic party uniformly support the nominees of their party, regard less of character or qualifications, and regardless ot tho corruption which creeps into a party thus dominant. In the conntiea with which we have com pared our taxes and our expenses, ths Democratic party haa never hsd a de cided majority, yet there has seldom been a time when there have not heen some Democrats in some of the offices. In 1842. just after Warne county had given 1,611 Whig majority, a Deme craii: Sheriff was elected who bild the offioo in that atronghold of Whig gery four y ems. Why? Because the Whiga have never attached such vital importance to party, but vote for tbe beat men for county offices, and you see the result. They pay now, in a county with one-third more voters than ours, and doubtless one-third more business, f33 per year for bailiffs, while we pay 859, 5. in that coun ty, with su:h a Whig majority, there has seldom been, within our recollec tion, an unbroken corps of Whig offi- crs. Here, with nut over phi third their majority, on the other side, par ty drill has kept in -trice from time out of mind almost an entire set of Demo cratio officers, So well understood is this, that all the manteuvering, among aspirants, has been to secure the nom ination; and no want of character or qualificationa has been sufficient to defeat the nominee. It has kept Michael Dalener Sheriff, though he taxes the county 71 per month for bis help, while similar help, in Wayne county, costs less than 20 per month, und still less in Fayette county. And this difference in bailiff expen ses is but a sample of the differ ence in all oilier expenses. Had we lime to hunt up the papen, we could prove this from the Record. There is not an officer or a candidate among ihero, that will dm- to say that Bats ner haa been unnecessarily extrava gant, They dare not provoke him to expose their own bills of extravagance. Wm dare them to. With them it is not only a bargain, "you tickle me and I'll tickle you," but also, "If you donl tell, won't " It is a question for the hard-working men of the county to settle for themselves. If it payt to keep up party drill, at this expense, they will vote for thu whole party ticket, but if they think il would work as well in Franklin as it does In Wavne and elsewhere, to have one of another party in, occasionally, thej will at least vote for Claypool for SberirT. and Derbyshire for Commiss ioner, if not for others on the Repub lican ticket. If not, let them not grum ble, when they pay taxea. Tax Tarxo Exrlsirud A gentle man living in Springfield township, near Levi Aycrs. professes to have discovered a clue to the appropriation of $30 to D. D. Jones for what Levi was to do for 9. He saya that it was then understood that Levi was to be the candidate for the Legislature, and that as he osn't make a speech, Jones was to make 21 speeches for the ex tra 21. The speeches are cheap enough, considering the price of com, but the question is who should pay it, Mr. Ayers or the county. N. B. We do not vouch for the oonditions of thia bargain, all that is on record is that Junes was first al lowed 9, and then nfter consultation that was recinded and he was allowed 30, for going to Cincinnati and back. Taking Possession of the Isthmus! We sre glad to announre that vigor ous steps sre likely to betsken to secure life snd properly of American travelers oa the Isthmus, even to tsking poiset sion of the country, if need be. This wsswhst vrst urged when the tnssescre first took ptscs. We ere nut anxious "to annex" that territory to our Uulon, but tho right of safe tranll over it, to snd from our Western coast mutt bt se cure,. Of course some of the ami-Ad miaistrstton journels will find fault with tne President, but thst natters not. He will be sustained by the people. It would be equally wise and patriotic how ever, to protect travelers on the Missuu rl river, snd to protect cilixen of the territories. tLf We congratulate the Itepubli cans upon the accession of Walter Miloholl Esq., of White Water town ship to their ranks if reports ho true We are informed that he has promis ed to vole for Fremont if it can be shown that Cumback did not vote to legalist slavery in Kansas. As this has been shown, beyond question, be will undoubtedly vote for Fremont-- We do not know that he will vote for our State and county ticket, or for Cumback, and we give the above onlv on report, though it came so straight that we do not doubt it. Mr. Mitch ell is a man of great influence, and a very clever man, snd if he hss changed, and if he enters upon the Republican cause as earnestly aa be has done service for the Democrats, bis influence will be fell for good. "First Gun from Ohio." Under the above flaming head the Cincinnati Enquirtr records the grat ifying news that a Democratic Justice of tbe Peace has been electen in Per ry eounty by SIXTEEN MAJORITY. Hope it will hear another gun soon, 'just to keep it awake. Rev. Henry Cordler. Wo invite a candid reading of tbe card of tins gentleman, which appears ia this paper. It is due both to aim and the reader, that the "causes which have led to a separation "fross his former associates, should be under stood. In tin- bitter persecution which his former profettfd friends are heaping upon him, for a simple exer eiso of the right of every American citisen, Mr. C. is realising the tpirit which (1 lives fre men from the polls in Kansas, or fattens the soil with their blood. In common with scores of his countrymen he is also realising how strong is the attachment of ths party to men of foreign birth they are good and great men. while they subserve their interests, but when they choose to act like men, aad follow their con viotiona of right, they are rebele, trai tors, nigger worshippers, fools, and every thing else that is odious. Even Judge Reid, at Connersville, laat Sat urday, joined in the low vulgi.risms uainxt him. Our adopted fellow cit- ixsns are taking a 'noble stand, and one worthy of their love of Liber- tyi Indsolsion. It wc mi'take not there sre htm. dreds in Franklin county, not antike Mr. Cordier, as to their doubt a and feare in regard to tlnlr course at the approach ing election. They sre shocked at the condition of public affairs, both in the county, and in Kansas, and at Waahing- ton, and they csn not satisfy ttiemsslves thst the coarse of the present adminis tration is not the principal causs of all. They know that Buchanan is pledged to carry out the policy of Mr. Pieroe, terrible sshsve slresdy been its conse quences. Yet each is their attachment to a name that they hrsitste to absndon the party which besrs the name under which they and their fsthers hsro been rsnged for years. They see the party hesded in tbe nstion by s leading Fede-raliata- a violent Whig is thsir candi date for Lieutenant Governor, their can didate foi Attorney General is so ultrs an Abolitionist, as to desire to remove the Cspitol Irom Washington to free territory, and every shade o f former par ties is represented in their rsnk and file, yet thia conglomeration is called Dem ocratic, and they adhere tu ft for the sake of the name. They fear, too, the bitter peraeeutione with which the lea ders of that parly follow those who sbsndon It, snd they dresd to tesr thsm selves away from tbelr associates, tl ough they already aee many of the best of them with the Republieen party. We hope yet to see hundreds of them sdopt ths noble and patriotic sentiments of Mr. Cordier, thst the deltas of coun try are aueerior to the claims of party or to the good opinion of those who may differ from us In opinion. meeting est Pipe Creek. The meeting on Pipe Creek last Satordny, waa an interesting and prof itable one. It was largely attended, considering all tho cucurpstancea. The Democracy of the Creek are mostly for Fremont and Freedom. A Bloody Bat In a recent spsoch at Greenoastle, Willsrd ssid: "If the Abolitioniats attemptsd to dis solve tbe Union, there were Democrsts enough in the North to drench every acre of land with their blood." Abolitioniats must be rsry numerous, or very bloody. Wonder whst these Democrsts will do when tbe Buchauan men of the South march to Washington to seiae the Treasury of the Country, on the eiectiou of Fremont. Will they shoot a Southern disunioniat, or will they join Judge LonSi'a company of Constitution and Union lovers, and help their Southern brethren? Mr. Btillman will aoon be around supplying subscribers with that valuable book: "Religious De nominations." This will be a favora ble time for those who havs not sub scribed to obtain one. Every intelli gent afamity ought to have such a book. Rev. J. B Finley s Account of the Ruffianly Attack upon Him "On the 16th instant I went to Lewiaburg, to meet my old friend, lion. L. 1). Campbell, whom I had not aeen aince hia return Irom Waah ington City, and to attend the Repub lican mooting there, and having occa sion to ret ne for a short time, I was, while out, followed by some cowardly assassin, and, with a stone or bludg eon, only a few paoes from the house, was knocked down, and left in a state "I insensibility. It must have been done by some one who hat"d me for my firm and unyielding opposition to the whisky and slavery cause. I know I am hated by many of thoae who think that whisky is one of God'a good creatures, and ought to be msde. drank and worshipped, if it killed and damned every man, woman, and child on ear Ii. I am also hated by the slaveocrata, who think Ood made the colored man. and hia wife and child ren, chattete for them to till their pur sea with. But my opinion is different from this. These two classes of men love to hate me, and now I know that they would have murdered me; but, thank God I I still live, and hope to live still, to proclaim againat both theae great evils with my lateat breath, and to preach liberty io the captives, and the opening of the prisons to those who are bound. I go for ihe greatest liberty of conscience in religion; for free giace, free spech, free press, and free territory; sod I will say, with Patrick Henry, "Give me liberty or give me death!" J. B. FirLxt. Tbe Charleston EtwMay Xewt said; "It is vain to disguise it, tA great ittue of tht day in this country it rl a vert or no SLAVBRT. The prttent phase of that issue is, Ihe extension or non-extension of the institution. Whatever the general measure, what ever the political combinations, the only single, dominant and pervading idea is that x artxb Isbvx" 10 Taxation Without Representa tion The Black Repabli ana snd the British Parliamamt of 1771. The principle con leaded for by oar Revolutionary fsthers ttt 1716 wee thst there should be "no taxstioa without representation." They dented the right of the British Psr li smart to legislate for the Americeu colonies upon ths ground thst tbe tatter were not repre sented In the body which clsimed sover eignty over them "No taxation with out representaton" was the motto ef tbe American patriots, snd who csn deny, thst believes in s Republican Govern ment, thst their claim was not just snd right; yet, we have a party in this coun try thst doea deny it, and whi-n occu pies t he same position thst the Tories o he British Parliament did in 17T6. They e'.stm tnat the people of the Ter ritories, instead of making their own lawa and regulationa by a local legisla ture, sboeld bs governed by the Con gress of the United States, a body ia which they are not represented and have "o vote. Hers is tho w hole ground of d ffereoce between the Democracy and the Black Republicans. Cincinnati Enquirtr. This is the coolest specimen of the "stop thief" cry, that we have seen lor some time. "The whole ground ol dif ference" is that ths Oenerai Govern ment having to be taxed to support tbe territorial, the Republicans contend that it should hsve a word to aay in its gov ernment. The territory does not pay a cent of tax. Try again, Mr Enmuinr. Most of yevr readers are ignorant enough to be hoexed in thai way. Oar readers ahall enjoy an occasioned laugh at their expense. TAZS9 COMPARED fbahklih coubtt 1854, 60 cents on the 100 1865, 60 " 1 856. 40 M Average, 46 t-9 ÜTflOW COultl 1862, 10 cents on tbe 100 1863, 2 1864, 33 " 1866, S " Average for four years, 23g fATSTTI Average for four yers f6 1-4. WA THE COUNTY Average for luur yeais 17 RUSE COUjTTT. Average for four yeara 17 Bailtft' tspentet compared: FRABKLII COUITT. Average per year lor two years 869,25 WaTFJE ootjwtt Average, for two yeara 233,00 FATSTTI- For 1 865-6 213,76 sum COUBTT. , Average, for two year-, 261,10 stsT THE ABOVE FIGURE HAVE NEVER REEN CONTRA DICTED BV ANY ONE. Republican Reckoning Table. It is not only certain that John C. Fremont will have a majority over Old Buek, on tire 4th of November, but it is even found out how large that majority will be. If the Democrat would like io know it, they are re quired to cipher out how often the following square contains the word "Fremont President," to be read from the centre "F" to the four earner "T," every time a different way, then they wilt find I l.e result: f.(RlirTia7sTHf'Wiaia i IQlftajf K, In I 1 I K Mi e 1 1 r-l s)ias I I 1 1 1, SSI N S Pi t i i Si m i e 1 1 a 1 1 intn i l joik U H i"at i Si , Si I') R I M Jt 1 1' j r w , SSt s t jl I ; HIBI k'l Sl He-lRt irjT laiMjPi 'h"' 0.l'ihi is k .,.-, . Ni i R,a, MK H .e. i r, K,r. Hie lt tU H 11-iMia-iMiiWiolAI l ,(M fclHiel )UmeSi0AHr' i, I Raii nij.tOiaiKieinieR)a stie-i t'Aostii-itia I i i i i iat Uli I i.Hje- . R-.i.lle(H,Rjs 1 1 ,it SI Hi 1 1 IBSIHIPII lAiTthHiavie. I I i lt B I Sli In I I I ki B H tlH Rht I I 1 11) a wTohT! lNtSiBl'le'WlttT 0at. rxj.iii i iiaPiK)ij i il'Iatklf Tbe first Democrat who will extraoi the result shall receive tbe life of J. C. Fremont, gratis. H. A CARD. Fellow Citisirs: To the frlande of truth snd freedom, with whosa it has been my pleasure to eo-operate aince my residence in Indiana. I propose ad dressing myself in that frsnkaeas sad familiarity doa to tbe relations we baee heretofore sustained. It is due both to you and myself that I stats that prior to the Republican Mess Meeting which tendered me the uominsiion for Treas urer, both my judgment snd sonvir tiona of duty prompted me to avow myself s (riend to the Republican cause, snd s supporter of Fremont for President. With what I then regarded s settled cm viction. sad purpose I intimeted to the Republicans that possibly their nomin ation would be accepted. Thia intimation on my psrt waa how ever, the ucoaasee of most unprectdmWi so 'realise snd soite tattons, on lbs psrt of my old Democratic associates, both native born and German, uotil, over come by their Importunities, end that aversion which all persona bare to tSe imputation of cAenos of foi-hes. I yielded to their over persussions, de clined Ike etfee of County Treesurer, sud promised sapet rt to their eseee. 1 hsd fied Irom ths proscriptions and oppressions of my nslive Isnd, to thia. the only profered home of Ireeaseo, free speech, frse press snd free labor, en God'a footstool. I hsd been induced to look to the Democratic party, aa those who most cherished the great dee trine of human freedom, but to my aa tuiiehm.nl, slter thorough invesligs tion, sinee the events named, I rind that the preaept so eaiUd Democ-auc party, haa utterly abandoned Ike old isnd mark, and their cherished advocacy ol human freedom. 1 tried bard to reeoneile my con science ton support of their men and of their preoent platform, but investi gation disgusted me with their duplic ity, and utter duregard of the true principles of Democracy, hence I have deliberately resolvi I that no baa ty and premature comn I to either, should induce me to support me measures, the success of which would tend to spread that great moral aad political curse, slavery. 1 to wallow the blatform. end to recon- cile the demagog i ical doctrine ot squatter aovereigoty wun my sense of true Republicanism but I could not. It would not gu down, nor stay part way down, hence 1 east it from me Bl a thing utterly uncongenial to my na ture. Mary of you know how hard it ia to break away from the prejudices and associations qf party, it has preven ted many from espousing a cause which their judgment approved. It waa har der with mo than with most, fur near ly all of aay personal friends, and in timate acquaintances were of the Democratic party, but ia times like dety we awe to esst country. rises above ail personal eoasidem lions. We masst prefer our eoentry to oar parte and do right "i bough tbe heavens fall," if we are worthy af oar country I shell meet this trie) fearlessly and conscientiously, and by a eordai aad rnihufiaMie support of tbe R-pnbiean party ( which 1 rsarard as the real Democratic party) snow bow nrdentlv I yet lowe Use pVaespiss of froedoon for which I have eoedst a home in this land of liberty. I ap peal to my old friends and aaaaeiates for a calm and impartial hearing. I admit an appearance of indecision, bet yoa have the facts aad tbe apeso try before yoo. I have acted worn the beat of motives while surrounded by tbe difflealtis referred to. Bat tile decisive step la bow taken. 1 ens for freedom, ia every land, and sf I may not retain the friendship ef fafsu er prof et ted friends, while rxereieteg the rights of a freeman, my answer is that my country baa elaiane upstn ose superior to the claims of saerA frieauta, HENRY p0RDIER. BuoosttBooaovB, Ind Sept, 29, '66. hi a Eotvoa. Aa there was aa an nouncement in tbe American that there would be a discussion at take- place, to-day between D. D. Jwee and T. W. Bennett, and aa said die suasion did not eosne off as an noon ced. we deem it proper Ibas tbe facts of the case should be published. On the day of tbe Buchanan pole raising at this piece, in a coerveraertow with a Hepublicaa of this Towaabip, Dan Jonea publicly announced, en tirely unsolicited, that be would meet any person the Republican party might select, -n a public disewaatsm ssf poli tics at any time that did tot eonftiet with hia other appointments. Sometime after this. 5 H Swift wrote to Jenes, and in beheb ef tbe -Republican party of u towaabip, formally accepted his end suggested Sept 17 th ss tr e lifse aad Bloominggvove tbe pleet t wftieh to hold the discussion. Hr a'to inform ed Jonea that it was not kueen be would meet him, that no ssBeet v owld be made to proenre a speaker new! be was heard from. Mr. Jonee hs reply etated that tbe tiase mention d would not suit him, that be waa engaged for hateveniiiu Io add reas tbe Cnnnevwville Democratic Club, but that he was not engaged for Monday tbe fTlbof this month at which time be would be pl.-ased to meet on for the purprwo aforesaid. Mr. Swift returned answer th.it the change of time was accepted and that T. W. Bennett Esq . ef Lib erty would represent the Republican party on that occasion. He snee in lormed Jonee that lbs Republicans of thia township had entire eeabdraee in Mr. Beeaett'e ability to vindisoas their canes ia the pending discussion. He enclosed a notice of the meeting with a request that il b inserted in the Democrat and informed J roes that he ssms would be inserted in tbe Amern-an of that wek, tbia note rom 8. to Jones was asaiied Srnt, 16ih. The notice of the discussion wan promptly inserted la tbe America bet did not appear hs tbe Dt aa octal, bet as Jonee reinred ne answer to Swift's last note, it waa takea as a matter of course that all waa eat Wae lory to him. Mot a single tntimatreu was recieved that Dan 'I did was intend to face ths music unlfl be Democrat of last week was issued, whee it that we found that tbe valorous champion had deserted bis poet aad eusssaeeed himself behind the firm of NatLaaVsl aJcCrookahank Esq.. Ha bad with drawn from tbe con lest and had il an nounced ia the Democrat that there would be a dieeuasiou at thie place ea the 27th, between N. MeCrookbank and T. W. Bennett 1 The friends of Mr. Bennett were justly indignant at (his pittiful dodge and tbe contempt! ble apology given for it by Din's friends, for we have not as yet heard any reaeoa assigned by bim for bis back dewa. They toy Ac reaver sweae tted to mutt Bennett. Tbe truth ia. he promised to meet any person that ihe Republietn party might select, and never object to Bennett. Ah! Daniel, no doubt your neighbor Berry ban described to yon the Sensation ex perienced by having bis bide removed by Bennett and you bad no anxiety to paea through the earns operation Allow roe to offer you n little beenV erly advice; never suffer yourself again ie be no elated aa to snake a challenge that you bad yourself sni der the necessity of backing down from, in your cooler moments. Doe attention to this may aave you fresa getting into other unpleasaat predion men is. Knowing that Crookshank was set forward as a burlesque and a bore, and knowing that tbcio would be neither honor or profit ia a diaoueaioa with him, we promptly withdrew the ap ointment and notified Mr. Bennett not tO attend. orry that WS bad sol the pleasure of seeing Daniel used ap, bat feeling that a victory bud been achieved by making bim advance con siderably in a retrograde manner Daniel, when will vou give ua another challenge? V.ATOR. itlarritb. BBUBUsasussusRcsBansni On Thursday, tvpt. 96. by Ree. T. A. Good win, En wann Yol-ro aad Nanct, Subuwoop. Oa Thursday. Sept. 96. by Ree. T. A Goodwin, WiLiASt R-ewarsuJr., and Harraw Sotwia fet-atLnr. On Tueeday. 8ept. 30. by Rev J. W. Loeke. jAes8. Oiiinati nod Ma er ha FsutRcete Jon. Hnrir (banks to Mrs. Roberta and Mm Colescolt for the splendid cake which accompanied these aosteae. We would greet them with suitable po etry, but the poets are oil busy writ ing Fremont songs. gjitk. At Wh'.tcomb on Friday. Sept tftth. Mra. Fraooea Masteir, wife of Jacob- Masters, of that place. The' deceas ed was highly esteemed by ail wbe anew her, nnd leaves na lateveslsar family of two children to mourn srad feel her lose. In- Brookville. on Saturday morning Sept. 27. of consumption. Char ire Hutchinson, son of Mutbew Ituuhta- srjssi com caxetre aatssssT. FARMERS, by eraahlae Tir own cfm Sbr aSSBB rCsttta )ossava susngS In one ssasea ss mi Sat oos or auass y L. F. CO. these, there native nod