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J CASKEY, Editor, - THURSDAY, : : : : : : AUGUST 5;;i&5e. REPUBLICAN NOMINATIONS. Union for the sake of Freedom. FOR PRESIDENT. John C. Fremont, OF CALIFORNIA. FOR VICE PRESIDENT, William L. Dayton, OF NEW JERSEY. Republican State Nominations. Republican State Nominations. FOR SUPREME JUDGE--SHORT TERM. OZIAS BOWEN, of Marion County. FOR SUPREME JUDGE--FULL TERM. JOSIAH SCOTT, of Butler. FOR SCHOOL COMMISSIONER. ANSON SMYTH, of Franklin. FOR MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS. JOHN WADDELL, of Ross. FOR CONGRESS, FOR CONGRESS, WILLIAM R. SAPP, of Knox. FOR COMMON PLEAS JUDGE. M. WELKER, of Holmes. OUR NEXT PAPER Will be issued on Thursday Sept. 4th. After that it will be published regularly After that it will be published regularly every Thursday. REPUBLICAN MEETING. There will be a Republican Meetine at the Court House on Monday evening the 2olu. J.;R. Barcboft, EsqC. F. Yoa jjes, Esq., and others will speak. ' Turn out friends of Freedom I . ' TO THE PUBLIC. " In presenting" to the public the first ntrm ber of the "Holmes Courtly Republican? we propose briefly ta indicate the policy we intend to stfpport-ind the course we design to pursue.. In so doing we deem ,it unnecessary to review the history, or to note the various positions of the old polit eal parties, as announced in their national platforms, or exemplified in their practical legislation on the subject of Slavery, which now so - seriously menaces tho peace and harmony of-the1 whole country. ; . ' Limiting' our view to the great issues of the present Campaign, upon the result of which .we belive to be slaked one of the most vital principles of this great and hith erto highly prosperous nation. . The institution - of . American ' Slavery unfortunately existing at the organization of bur Government, deplored as a misfor tune, a stain and a curse, but regarded as temporary and destined, to a speedy ex tinction, has, through tho . corruption of power and the tyranny of many, by con stant, gradual, and insidious approaches, attained a position, an influence and a pos itive power in the legislation of the coun try which was never anticipated by Hs foundp. ' And instead of meeting with what was ' regarded as ib& manifest des tiny,' aspires to be a National Institution, and claims the .fostering care and prole-' tion of the national government as such, v Deeply imbued with the sentiment of freedom so clearly and forcibly expressed in tie: Declaration of our Independence, the Fathers' of the , Republic confidently looked to the . gradual diminution, and fi nal happy-termination of this, then local institution,' in the triumph" of the great 'experiment . of a free government, based upon the' selfevident, -equal and unaliena ble rights of man as man. '' ' ' "Though they did not recognize Slavery as national, and without, in fact at all re cognizing, they yet tolerated it as a local .institution. ' We will not question thepol ' icy then pursued we wage no political War against it as it was. tolerated as a local r as State institution, -. ,- -.- .-: are unwilling to disturb any of the .'gnarnnlees (si the Constitution.' ! We dis claim any' intention to interfere-with it, in 'any State of this Union. We have no sympathy with any who desire such legis lative interference by Congress, . The condition of the institutio so dif . ferent ; from what was regarded as its man ifest destiny, having extended its area and ' grown into a formidable power, instead of diminishing" in extent and influence, . fur ; nishes a powerful demonstration of the danger, of temporizing with evil, and com ' promising fundamental principles. : ' Relying on-the patriotism of tho people ' of the Northern- States, and their deep and abiding devotion to the Union,, the Slave" power has made demand after de - mand -of them,""ftnd rdfnired "concession ' after concession, and a dissolution of the ' Union ihe alternative. - It assumes to say . what shall and what shall not be done within th Emits- of constitutional legis-. lation, and that, unless its demands are . , obeyed, this Union shall- be dissolved. , And they .charge upon that portion of the ' people of this GoTonnnent, who deny that they have a right to make any such alter native and who refuse a servile obedience . to their commands, a want of fidelity t - tho Union that they are disunionists. ' ' ' " " The Republican party do not upon any contingency, upon the adoption of any poli cy or constitutional legislation whatever, propose to dissolve, or permit tho Union . to be dissolved." "Tho Union must and ! shall bo preserved,", is one of the planks of its platform, and it will labor with an - jutmnet mimrtBA tf Ttllt doWA tllO SPint Of disunion, in whatever quarter a my anse. NotwiUistendlng a departure from the early policy of our government upon the 1o4 pKfl.nied its tenden- ey, and given it strength and power to the imminent danger of our free, institutions, we w.re jot disposoV even after the pass age of the Fugitive Slave Law, io accept it, with alliCs enormities and Wamous pro vitions, as finaEty as such" it was pro? churned as such ks passage was" swnrocL But at tBe demand of this same interest, an administratiori pledged against slavery Jigitation, pledged to regard.; tae Compro mise' of 1850 as a finahty to the agitation in Congress or out of it re-opened the agi tation disregarded one of the most sol emn and important cotnprotnises ever made violated the plighted faith of the nation -'-ruthlessly robbed freedom of the consid eration secured by her contract; after Sla very had received ,snd still enjoys, retains, and is forever secured in the possession of the equivalent agreed to be given.' "A large territory forever consecrated to freedom, has been opened up to the. corse of human bondage. ' Already the chains of the bond men are clanking upon the prairies of Kan sas, and Free Speech and Freedom of the Press, the constitutional guarantees of ev ery -: American citizen, are: denied : to free white men upon the' territory of oar com mon country. The adminitration has al lied . itself to a . sectional party to. the Slave Power to crush out Liberty, .and sanction by the military force of the na tion, a ' foreign invasion and usurpation. Men whose only crime was love of liberty, have been murdered, others have been; im prisoned, and others forced to fiee with their families from their homes on Ameri can soil and within the jurisdiction of the UnitedStates, for daring to believe and as sert that slavery was sectional and freedom National Thus lias this arrogant, , usurping, ag gressive power trampling upon Compro mises, violating plighted ' faith, having been fostered, protected, extended and sus tained by concession after concession, un wisely and tftrforiunatcly made for the sake of peaceby fraud and intimidation re moved the barrier, and are now seeking by fraud and violence, hostile invasion and bloodshed, to force Slavery into Kansas. Shall they succeed ! ; Shall Slavery he extended, is the great and paramount isstto in ther present campaign! This is its great struggle for power for comeplete supremacy. - The day of Compromises has gone by their faith has been broken it never can be relied on that confi dence without which Compromises are val ueless, has been lost and cannot be regain ed. " We believe that tho exteirtion of Sla very may be prohibited and the Union maintained that a return to tho policy of the Fathers of tho Republic is the only way in which tho aggressions of slavery are to be constitutionally restrained and the peace and harmony of our countryj and the perpetuity of our free institutions se cured. "'."' "", . And thus blleving, wo will labor with whatever influence we may possess, for the election of Johh C. Fremont and the success of the Republican party, as the only means now left to bring back, tho Government to the principles of Washington and Jeffer son to restrain the' extension; of human slavery to put an end to civil war, and secure every mau in the Constitutional rights ;of freedom of thought trad speech, wherever he may stand upon tho soil of our common country. . THIS NUMBER i Is sent to numerous persons who are not sub scribers. We should like to have them become sneh if they like tie paper. - - OUR PAPER. . This number of the "Rrputiican." cannot fair ly be considered a speciraoit sheet, . The hurry and confusion incident to starting, and the want of exchanges firora . which to taaie .selections, have all conspired to prevent us making as good a paper this week as 'tis our wish to make... SEND IN THE NAMES. f ersons having Prospectuses with subscri bers' Barnes to this paper on them, and . have not already done so, will please send in the names immediately. . Perhaps they had better send us a list of the names, retaining the Pros pectus, and get as many more subscribers as possible. : - Mr, Ajoros in his speech in the Court House on Saturday last, said that he stood on the same platform then, that he stood on in '50. If he told the train, there nag1 tee .an awful turning over" to him since tien, off tiff part of the Locofocns.- . . Persons wishing to attend the Mass Re publican Meeting at Hassillon on the 27th, can go and return by Rail' Road for half (are. Per sons leaving here on the $ o'clock train can re turn that evening, having most of the day to spend in Massillon. ... It will be" a rouser of a meeting. Mr. Bueunoaui and others- of best speakers in the nation will be there. Mr. Sapp's Speech. ' There are several articles crowded out of to days paper which we expected to have in, and which will well pay for their perusal; among them is Major Sapps speech, made in Congress a few weeks ago. The Mnjor's re-nomination seems to bother our opponents considerable. He will relieve them of it all on the 2nd Tues day in- October.- m The Judgship. No Convention has been held in this judicial sub-district for the nomination of a candidate for Judge. The unanimous choice of the Hon. M. Welker by all the counties comprising it, rendering a Convention unnecessary. Such unanimity in a nomination in these office-seeking times, is a very high compliment, to the eminent qualifications of the Judge- for that important position. We are pleased to learn that ther Judge- sus tains all over the district the reputation which he has earned in this sub-division- among men of all parties for promptness and decision, in dustry ability and integrity, ad whih so em inently, fit him for the posilionjin which a large majority of men of all parties desire to retain him for the next term. : -season. Ilasr, J, K- GmniNGs.- 'f he friends of Free dom everywhere will rejoice to learn that the People of Ashtabula c District have re-nominated Mr. GiDonccg for Congirss, and vill re--elect him by an unprecedented majority in that former District for rousing majorities for Free Ppeech, Free, Soil, aud Free Men. Proceedings at Coshocton. We find the following among the resolutions passed by the Republic Conveation at Co .shoetoaoif iheSth insL,as published in the Progrettve Agei V. i, ; Boohed. That we heartity approve of .the energy, ability, and fidelity, of our representa tive in Congress, Hob. W: R. Sapp. and proud ly exhibit hint as an example of able and faith ful statesmanship, worthy of the representative of a Republican District. "Retohei, That we review with pleasure the ability, acumen, and promptness, with which the Hon. Martin Welker, has hitherto discharg ed the duties of Judge of our Coramoa Pleas District. His conduct as Judere has ever mani fested that he is a courteous gentleman, an lwn est man. and an able jurist. tSmnteri, That this Convention declare the Hon, Mama Welker, to be the nominee of -the KepublN-aa party of .this county for re-election to the office of Judge of Common Pk-aa in this District," .'--',.. .is -. All of which we heartily endorse. It will be seen by the report of the proceedings of the Congressional Convention for this Congression al- District, held at Coshoeton en the 13th inst., that Wji. R. Saw was renominated by accla mation. There was a full Delegation from each county present, and the utmost unanimity pre vailed, every Delegate being' enthusiastic in the support of the nominee, and without exception pledged themselves to etefy honest effort to in crease the triumphant majority given Major Safp at his last election, in the coming contest Extra Session of Congress! The House Bill making appropriations for the Army, having a clause in it preventing the Pres ident from using any part Of the' money so ap propriated, in keeping up a standing array in Kansas to help the Border Ruffians in making that a Slave State, and in expelling from it all Free State-men seeking a home there, the Sen ate refused to concur in it, and the Bill was lost. Congress having adjourned President Pierce issued his proclamation calling au extra session to meet on the 21st of this month. Under the circumstances, so new to us, the question naturally enough is, what will be donef "Will the House yield from its righteous posi tion? We have not a fear of it. Let the Presi dent, who is but the mere slave of the tyrant oppressors of Kansas, set afloat all his influences for corruption. He will find that he has ineor repfoifemen to deal with." Let the Ruffian press, and the Ruffian orators, fame and rage, they will find that they are not talking to cowards. "The wheels of Government have stopped 1" shrieks the Plain Dealer, tbe States man, and all of that crowd.' Well, let them stop. If there is no road for the "wheels of Government," but over the dearest rights of the defenceless citizens of our territories in heav en's name, let them "stop !" Better that they should rot upon their axels, ihanthu to revolve. The House is right in itsaetioft. Let it stand by its position and the people will stand with thera. So at least will stand nine-tenths of the people of Northern Ohio.. Not aU. S. bayoxet FOR THE ENFORCEMENT OF TBE BoGTS LAWS OF Kansas ( Let us stand by that and see what may torn up. Millions, if necessary," for the legitimate purposes of our government but not a dollar for advancing the schemes of the Mis souri Ruffians. Thus thet Coke. "-Almost every Republican paper we see, contains a list of names of promi nent Democrats in the county where the paper is printed, who are now going for Freedom and Fremont. Sixty -six Democrats, of Cleveland, who voted for Medill List fall, met in the court-house in that city on Saturday last and organized a Fremont Club. Enthusiastic speeches were made and the best of feeling prevailed. Large accessions to the "sick list" are being made daily, and the desertion has but just commenced. - . . These men have lost all faith in the Demo cratic party, and in its administration of the Gefieral Government they are earnest men liberty-loving men, and who have seen their fondest hopes of a reformation of their party, trailed in the dust, andto their surprise have found themselves called on to kneel at the shrine of slavery; not indignant, but in sorrow and de--spair' they have abandoned their standard, and joined the ranks of those who do battle under the glorious banner of Liberty, Freedom and Fre mont, and their example, and their influence will not be lost upon the intelligent freemen: of the North; even upon those who yet remain in the ranks of corruption and under tie folds of the Pirate Flag of Slavery and its extension, will their courage to do right be appreciated. PotmcA Fossrr. Rexatxs.-One of the most amusipg features of the present revolutionary era is the resurrection of old party hacks who tuna up from time to time anddeclair them ! selves- iff favor of other party tacks. " From Maryland alone, We lave the Hon. Randt John sox. Senator Pf-att and Sefistor Peaece, all of whom are out with long arguments in favor of Buchanan. These gentlemen are fossil i emauis of the old Whig party, and thourougli old wo men in breeches. ' They have none of the youth, the enthusiasm, the spirit which marks this age. They are strangers to it and they turned from the intelligent vivid movement which is carry ing Fremont forwar J to join in the funeral pro cession in honor of the old bachelor who tossed his shins in Pennsylvania.-. ' Dl8UlHONISTS FOR BUCHANAIT. 'The Ofl- ly papers in tho STorth that we know ofj which openly advocate a dissolution of the Union, are tho Anti-Slavery Standard, of Boston, stiiAnti-SIavery Bugle, of Salem, in this State, and' they are both laboring with -a zeal worthy of a better cause, to insure the election of Buchanai. Wbn iJElA Phillips, another crowwsi Abolition ist, said to be the most eloqnent man ift the V nitod States, is also out forBrjCH'ANA'. He says he still has hopes of dissolution, and that the election of Buchasan may ef fect that object.. .:. jCST Since the nomination of Major Sapp in this Congressional District, you don t hear much said among our political oppo--nents as to who their candidate will proba bly be. Two weeks ago, there seemed to be a general scramble to get the nomination, now there seems to be a general scramble to get out the way ofit. " Some say Dui bae iliinks ho can stand it to do mado a sacrifice of the second time, . . E"f The Washington Sentinel calls the Re publican nominee "a man of straw," to which the Louisville Journal replies that the phrase k a very happy one, inasmuch as the Republicans are just at present "sucking up" the Senlineti party with a relish and rapidity worthy of the Every breeze from the North comes Udun with: ominous guDngs, which tells of Democratic spirits passing through Republican straws.- At the present rate of suction. Democ racy at the North will be totatly drunk by Re publicanism, and Republicans totally drunk with Democracy, before next mouth. g"gF The old federalists of Connecticut arc go ing for Buchanan. All right.- They remember his serv ice against "Madison's War." The Democracy of New York. In puersuaaeeofa call signed by over 100 of the Radical Democracy of New York State, a Convention tespectable in umbers' as'earBest in enthusiasm, met st Syracuse, on Thursday, July 24; h, to'take into consideration their dnty, j Democrats. and eitLiesv in this crisis of our country's aCaira.; -Its members were earnest and sincere, roorsatixatted to the.country than to the party, more soUeitous for the triumph of just prin ciples than fur the supremacy of an organization, and hence their deliberations were marked by ai elevation of patriotism and a wisdom of decision that partizan Content ions rarely ahain.v They took a rapid bat accurate survey of the field be fore them ; deliberated long and earnest ly, upon the best ai4 sorest method; of ; warding" off the 1 dangers. by which the country ia threatened, and of preserving the Union and the fundamental maxims upon which it is based ; and the result of all was an unanimous determination to sup port Fremont and Datton, whose nomination they cordially endorsed; ' ' . When it is remembered that the men compris ing this Convention have! long been recognised as leaders of the Democracy of New Tort," and that, heretofore, while Democracy was yet some--thin more than a blind adoration of the princi ples and policy of Calhoun, they exercised a potential influence in the affairs of the party, an influence felt, chiefly by: the honest masses, by whome Democratic doctrine in its purity has al ways been cherished it will be granted by the most unempromising of our opponents, that their present action will be powerful in determining the political character of the State. - The truth is the party in New York is broken up and disor ganized. The Cincinnati Platform has done the work that the defeat of the Wilroot Prov iso be gan ; and this Convention repudiating Buchan an and the principles which he has avowed, is but one of the indications, that there is a revolu tion now going on that will sweep the traitors to the Democratic sentiment into that limbo from whence none return. The people long ago tired of the domination of the Slave Power. We see that, the feeling has reached the partizan leaders ; and henceforth their revolution progresses in double quick time. Clear the way for New York I . , - Gebkan Turner Convention Declaration for Fremont. A Convention of Delegates from the German Turnvcrein Associations of New York, New jersey and Connecticut was held recently at Military Hall in Ewen street, Wil liamsburgh, for the purpose of amicably arrang ing some matters of difference between the East ern and Western associations. Frank Deck, presided, and F. Hnne acted as Secretary. Twenty -eight societies were" represented, and the matters in question were duly arranged. Afterwards a political discussion arose, and the delegates reported that all of the associations were in favor of the election of Fremont. "There are 60,000 Turners in the United States, of whom about 7,000 reside in the Southern States, and are is favor -of the election of Buchanan. . In New York and New Jersey there are about 10, 00Q Tumertvand it is reported that with the exception of about .200, they are Fremont. The Ostend Manifesto. -A Washington cor respondent of the New York Evening PoH says the original draft of the Ostend Conference man ifesto is still in exintenee in this country, This interesting document is mainly in the hand writ ing of James Buchanan, with certain addition by Soule and John Y. Mason. But it is noticea ble that all the piratical, fillibustering portions of it, including the "Highwayman's plea," are left unaltered in the legible penmanship of Mr, Buchanan. '' "-.u ; . : fg The Hartford Prett says a bookselling' house in that city, a few days since, sent out a specimen copy of the "Life of Buchanan," by Mr. Horton, to a regular customer in a manufacturing village of this State, . It was returned the next day with the fbllowiAg message: "There is no demand for this here, but if you have the "Life of Fremont,1- of any edition, send us as many cop ies as you choose," ' " r S3T The story going the rounds of the Locofocoes press, that the Hon Thomas Ewiso and Corwin had both declared for Buchanan, is false. They are both, just where you would expect to find such men, -for Freedom and Fremojtt. Mr. Ew fsa made a stirring speech for Fhemo"st, a few evenings siice, at Piqua. ... "South Carolina's Address to her Sons'," is versed an the Pod. It concludes with the appropriate appeal:' : - . ' Th taBd tht knap forth one CaIhon m Exhausts it crop of Rrnins ; -' Bat yon hftv hnwte-knivea Instead, ' . And gutU-percl-a cuies, r- r . Tie'nrjjraf"p your cnUa-percha club, ' , ' ' . Approach with quiet tread, ' Pon't argue with tbeeaitilT wretch,. . Bat knock Mm. on the bead. f HB "Void of AenBt CSii.fl While the or gans of the Border Ruffian Democracy arc boast ing over the accessions of "old line" Henry Clay Whigs to the ranks to the slavery propagrand ists, let us see what were the sentiments o that great patriot upon the extension of slavery. In 1850 his language was ;' "But you cannot put your finger upon any part of the Constitution which conveys the right or the power to carry slaves from one of the States of the Union to any Territory of the Unit ed States. Nor, sir, can I admit for a single moment, that there is any separate or distinct right upon the part of the States or individual members of the States any portion of the peo ple of the United States,"to carry slaves into Territories, under the idea that those Territories are held in common between the several States." A Prophecy Two Years Old. ' . We of the North are cold-blooded and slow to ttove Carried away with the excitement of business-; choked by the "cares and anxieties" of this wilidfvar bravo mnd nvlile impulses are apt to become sluggish and inactive. Were this not so, how could we forget such stinging words as Mr.- Stephens, of Georgia, addressed, two years ago to the Northern members of the House of Representatives who protested against the Kansas bill Said Mr. Stephens : . . . WcIIj gcntfomeiS you make a good deal of clamor ob the Nebraska measure, but it don't alarm us at all.-' We have got nsed to that kind of talit You have threatened before, but have nerer performed. You have always caved in, and you will' again.- You arc ttmovlunff.vMk-liver-ed net. Ot course you Will oppose ; we expect that; biit we don't care for your opposition. You will rail, hut we don't care for' your rail ing.' Yon will hiss, but so do adders. We ex pect it of adders, and expect it of you. You are like the devils that were pitched over the battlements of HeaTen into Hell. They set up a howl of discomfiture, and so do yoiv But their fate was sealed, and so is y ourt Yon mutt submit to the yoke, but don't chafe.- Gentlemen, we have got you in our' power.- Yon tried to drive ustothjs wall in 1850, but times are chang ed. You went a wooling, but have come home fleeced. Dont't bo so impudent as to complui. You will only he dapped m the facet Don t re sist. You will only be lathed into obedience. ' Ha--! not recent scenes in Washington ami the general conduct of the Toombs, Douglas and Stephens school, proved that they are men of acts, as' well as of words T- Such words, and such acts, however, and live long alter both tae speakers ami the actors are forgotten. JJljfOne'of the Chicago Booksellers has receiv ed orders for seven hundred and fifty copies of the Lite of Fremont. nnd only one order, and that for but ten copies. of the Life'of Bixuanan. This fact shows the drift of public sen! imeiit. Political Items. It is reported that Mf;. J. Glancy Jones, of Penn.- has been fixed on .as Mr. Buchanan s Minister to "England. ' He will be appointed, we presume, at the same time that Col. Forney is fsade Secretary of State, -August Belmont Secretary of the Treasury-, Dan: E, Sickles Se cretary of rWarV and. Isaiah Rynders Collector of New York.' A . The Fremont Club at Houesdalc, Penn., held its second meeting on the 16:h inst. It was a cheering meeting. They say Wayne Co. will give Fremont 600 majority. The Mobile Evening Kern (Fillmore), in al luding to the fact that The Kete (Meant Deutsche Zatituij is strong; for Fremont, asks,' why they do not pull down the establishment." Is it thus that Republicanism is fo be made sectional? ''' Still another party has just taken the field, which will probably run neck and neck with tire Fihuoreites. , The Eiblc Timet, a religious weekly of Baltimore, edited by Rev. Thos. H. Stockton, nominates Judge M'Lenn as President and Honj. Theodore, Freiinghuyseil as Vice President;. . , : . , . ; Judge Ji Dixon-, formerly a leading 1 Democrat of Putnam County. Ohio, editor of The.Pvtnam Comity Citizen, and for many years' Probate Judge, is going into the fight for Fremont with his whole heart and bouL Elan Day, jr., late editor of a Democratic sheet in the same county, and all his life a staunch Democrat, has also join ed the Republican party, - -: ' ' ' ' Gen. Cass is going to stump Illinois for Bu chanan. When he last stumped Michigan she went Republican. To avert that calamity this Fall, when his Senatorial term expires, it is sup posed that he will confine his exertions to other States. ' ; A Chicago bookseller advertised the lives of Fremont and Buchanan at the same time, and the sales the next two days were, Fremont 740, Buchanan I0.: . ' . The Philadelphia Timet gives the following birdseye view of the Buchaneef camp in that city says: . "Jls aft evidence of the discord which at pres ent exists in the self-styled Democratic party, we call attention to the fact that in mafiy of the wards which constitute the City of Philadel phia, there are three distinct organizations, each calling itself Democratic, and professing to be in favor of Buchanan for the Prcsidencv.- In these several political bodies feelings' of the most rancorous character are generated, which mani fest themselves whenever an oportunity offers' There is not a single Fillmore paper in Ver mont, and it is understood theat there will be no Fillmore ticket in that State Of the po litical newspapers in the Mountais State, 23 support Fremont and five are for Buchanan. At a Buchanan rally in Cumminsville, Ham ilton County, Ohio, 39 persons are present. Af ter organization, 27ie Commercial states that 11 Democrats withdrew and organized a Fremont Club. Ttie Monroe (Mich.) Commercial, one of the oldest Democratic papers ii the State this week hauls down the nigger driver's flag, with the names of the Cincinnati candidates, and runs up Fremont and Dayton. The Charleston (S. C.) Mercury says the Dem ocratic leaders seem to be smitten with that madness which is the forerunner of destruction. No doubt of it ; the madness has been long on them, and the destruction close at hr.nd, Hon. Thomas Corwin. Mr. Corwin was in New York on the 14th. The Evening Post of that date, in reply to a hope expressed by the Albany Statesman that Mr, C would take the stuinp for Fillmore, says: Mr. Corwin will not be oft the Stumo for Mr, Fillmore, and has repeatedly signified his in- tention not to ote for him. He will vote for Fremont and Dayton. . Death of Attorney General Kimball. We are pained to hear of the death of Attorney General Kuibaix. at his residence in Medina, yesterday. . He had been ill with dyscntary for some days, ; . Mr.- Eimbalx was last fall elected to the office he filled with marked ability and to the gener al acceptance of the people, and he has been cut off in the prime of life and in the midst of his usefulness. The blow will be sudden and sad to his many warm personal friends and ac quaintances in Ohio and abroad. . Mr. K. had just completed his arrangements o'make'this city his home, and practice his pro-' fession. Cleveland Herald, Aug. 16. Cr awfishiSg. The Democrat ic Senate boldly p.issed three River Appropriation bills over the vetoes of President Pierce, but the requisite majority has now been subdued by the lash of Toovbs and other Southern Buchanan masters. The House a few days ago passed the bill for improving the Desmoines Rapids over the.veto of the President by a vote of 13ff to 54", but it was fost ift the Senate by a vote of 32 to 17, not two-thirds. King Veto is himself agairiV . The Vote of Missouri. ' Pending the Gubernatorial contest, Col. Ben ton frequently proposed in his speeches that should the Democratic opponent receive more votes than himself, that the Benton Buchanan Electoral ticket should be withdrawn. StrC Polk having received a larger vote for Governor than Col. Benton, his organ the St. Louis Dem ocrat, has accordingly withdrawn the Electoral ticket nominated by the Convention which nominated Beaton. This ensures the State to Buchanan, and extinguishes the last prospect of Mr. Fillmore even in the Slave StatesV -g"WLVTiR Davis, of Baltimore made a speech in the House of Represent! ves last week, m which, says one of the most reliable of the letter writers, he spoke of the Buchanan party as a southern- sectional party, and intimated that so long as southern men- supported it they could not blame northern men for" supporting Fremont. He passed a high eulogy on Speaker Banks, who, he said, had graced the chair as it had not been graced for thirty years. ' jThe ruffians who blockaded the Missouri thoroughfare to Kansas are beginning to find that they have declared war not only against the Free State Emigrants, but also against their own bread arid butter. The St. Louis Repufci eon, their own organ, thus confesses the effect of the blockade "The river continues full of boats, but they are compelled to Ke in port a long time before getting lreight- enough to go with. The Maftlnx Jcaetl, Heralil, Genoa, and Emma, fay at the wharf all of last week, and went out on Satur day not half loaded, and not more than 20 or 30 passengers left on them all put together. Some half dozen Missouri river boats had laid up. but there arc tAow running double the num ber required to do the business." Wiirrb Mb. Biioiianan Stands President Pierce, in a late speech, says of the nomination of Mr. Buchanan: "1 congratulate you that- your choice ha fhlien on a man who stands on the IDENTICAL PLATFORM THAT I OCCUPY, and that he willstarid by the SAME with the standard low ered never an inehl" " Stephen Arnold Douglass in his late New York speech, said:' - "Buchanan and myself have' for several' years bncfr, ever since 1 came into public life, 11 KLD THE SAME TOSITION on the slavery ques tion from In-ginning to end." Now hear what Buchanan says: -I hnvo b-en placed on a PLATFORM WHICH 1 HEARTILY APTROVK. and I must square my conduct by that platform." Iowa all Right-Both Republican Candidates Elected. Says the Chicago Tribune of Tnesdoy- have iufonnatioa-of the most positsve baracter, from Butlington, touring us, -.11181 Cuffis, the Republicak. candidate for Congress, elected by a innjbrity of probable twelve hundred, go, all doubt Is dissipated, and our friends in Ifli nois and elsewhere are entitled, to th privilege of jubilating over' the victory to their hearts content. We have no means of knowing what the exact majority on the State ticket will be, as a few small counties are yet to be heard from: But we do not believe that the result will cause us to meterially change the figures which we first marked down seven thousand for freedom and Fremont ! Candidates Elected. The Backbone of Ohio. The Wayne County Republican Convention held at Wooster, on Friday last, was the largest County Convention ever held on the backbone Of Ohio. ' ' ' . -t ' ' - - The enthusiasm, the determination, the har mony of the masses there assembled was com plete; the backone of Ohio is as stiff as a stake. Look for an avalanche at Massilloa on the 27th. - . Unparalleled Enthusiasm. We have witnessed five Presidential elections since 1832, and we do not rwn'ember ene in which a candidate that was taken up for the first time made such wonderful progress as. Col. Fremont has done within the past six or seven weeks Gem Jackson was eight years a can didate before he was elected. Gen HarrL-on was also eight year before the public, and was defeated on the first trial. : Gen. Taylor was nearly four yearn conspicuously before the peo ple before he seised hold of the public mind. No candidate, no man ever made such progress in so brief a period as Col. John C Fremont has done. Arguing" frbust the past, there is hardly anything which we may not expect of him in the future. According to present appearances he will sweep every Northern and Western State, by an unprecedented majority, and will poll a vote in the South that will astonish the Southern politicians. Hard up for Comfort. The Statesman publishes extracts from busi ness letters received to show the glorious pros pects of Bcchanan. Here is oae. - FROM INDIANA. A letter from Scipio, Indiana, says : "We are surrounded by Black Republicans, but I think they are droppifig off.- They are hot for the Wooly Horse and riggers, but I think the De mocracy are right side up." Col. Medart may call that letter comforting, but if so he is thankful for small favors Here is another FROM IOWA. Keasavqve, Van Buren Co., Iowa, Jury 28,1 S56. Dear Col.-: Enclosed you will fiud five dol lars for the Weefcty statesman, wtuct. yon will place to in v credit 1 have been a constant reader of the Statt man from the time that von and I had so mauv invitations to drink hard cider and raise log cab ins.- - . ;. .... ; Now there is comfort in that letter, just five' dollar's worth. : .. . .... We hope the Statesman will continue, its eS- tracts,and keep us-posted as to the politics, ire other States ., . '. Mr. Platform speaks for Mr. Buchanan. chaaan. When the Keystone State Club called upon Mr. Buchanan, a day or two after his nomination he said:' Gentlemen two weeks ago t should have made vou a lone sr-eeeh. but now I have been placed upon a PL-it form, of which 1 most hearti- ly approve, and that can speatc lor me.. nemg the representative of the great Democratic' party, and not simply James Buchanan-. 1 must sqnare my conduct according to the platform of that party, and insert no new Plank nor take one frorii it.. The platform is sufficiently broad and national for the whole Democratic pafly.- Well, then, let us hear what Mr. Platform says, since he is the spokesman1.- Hear! Hear! i . Resolved, That ine'admmisrraffoii of Frank lin Pierce has been true to Democrat ic. princi ples arid therefore true t the' greatest interests of the country; in the face of a violent opposi tion he has maintained the laws nt. horne'. and therefore we piwlaim UNQUALI FIED ADMIRATION OF HIS MEASURES AND POLICY r Political Cant. The following paragraphs from a recent able speech of Charles Dilpin, Esq., of Philadelphia, exposes a silly piece of current political non sense i . . "The cant phrase employed most bv deftia- gognes, now-a-days, is, I kiiow no North, no South, no East, no West; it is used: Without rhyme or reason, until it is fairly worn out, and has become entirely unmeaning - "We all know that there is a North, a South, a East arid a West, and we all admit them to equal rights under" the Constitution.- We' know there is a Pennsylvania, and a Maryland, a Maine and a Texas, and respect their rights under the Con stitution alike. "I think I know what Pennsr-Ivariia reserved arid what: she conceded to the tTnion under the Constitution and what Maryland reserved and conceded.- Knowing it, I intend to sustain these reservations and concessions, whether of the Free or of the Slave States I intend to stand by the Constitutional guarantees-, under all circumstan ces, and to make open1 rcsistoB.ee to attempted aggressions or irifiactiotis of them, come from what qjiarter'or in what mariner they may." More "German Ingrates." Gnstavus Strove and Lorenzo Breritano; the compatriot of Heckcr, have likewise declared for Fremont and Dayton. Postmaster Grey, of the Cleveland Plaindcalcr will probably . now issue another manifesto on the "ingratitude" and mischief-making" propensities of "these hairy -dipped fiircig'ners.'' '."''' Stuve, who has for the last few1 years devoted much of his time to writing a Universal Histo--ry, several volumes of which have already left the press, has addressed a letter to the German citizens, dated Dobbs Ferry, July 18, in which he urges them to" aid the cause of Republican ism by voting for Fremont and Dayton ; Be says:'-. ' ' ' ' "It is a fact thaf Fremont arid the Repubtican party strive to make Kansas a free State, whilst Buchanan and his party are lnborino; to make it a slave stale. The fate of Kansas will he Bhared by Nebraska, Washington and Oregon. Should slavery Tgain Kansas, the other territo ries will be lost 'to freedom and the preponder ance of the slaveholders will then be so that the southern aristocracy will be able to domineer' over the North as thev do now over the South " Be Hot deceived', dear friends. In the pending contest slavery is the paramount issue.- True, it is not to be decided whether freedom or slavery shall solely exist in this country, but it is a question con cerning the rest riction or extension of slavery. "For the cxtensiori of slavery no real oppon ent of Despot ism can vote. . The worst form in which despotism appears is slavery. Louis Na poleon and the Austrian Emperor do not de prive their subjects of personal liberty they never sell men, women and children at public auction.'" Brrntano's letter appears in English in the Kalamazoo Telegraph. He cautions the Ger mans not to be frightened at the bug-bear Know Nothingism, which is the principnl stork in trade of the German Buchaftier journals. The Great Fire at PrsnoT. Oino. At the recent destructive coiSflngration at Pomerr, two Printing Offices. Court House, Post Office, and principal business portion of the town were en tirely destroyed. Forty-two buildings ia all were burned, and twenty-six families were ren dered houseless. Loss of property from ;100. 000 to ! '.-00,000. The origin of the fire, ac-si-di-ntal. '' FIGHTING IN KANSAS. CHICAGO. Aug. 19. oUrUmw ne3 wis received fr,m R"n sas this morning. ; he Free State men g of all "-w discovered an !Q-ganized plan of t n'le midcreanta an(r border forees, to (-oncentf1- "-d men, arms, nd nmmimition at Aitrl, - la- points in the Territory, for the purpose of qi -sudden "general attack; immediately afte"! 2 the adjournment of Congress, to extennin -ate or expel all Free State Settlers. Twelve PIKE . fortified Block Houses were erected at differ- anl fr ,. ent pro-slavery p6ihts-oneal Shawnee, aisE?' "''-'" at Ossawatamie and tne at VtiltHn ''MVT supplied with cannon rifles and ammunition, and garrisoned principally by Missourians ana isutora s men. . l iff On the nightof the j2th insf, tympany ojf Free' Statesmen "attached th? Fort at Franl-Iiiv for the ptfrpose of'set'-urin arms, anticipating the attack threatened " by the forces there, and the garrison was stronger than was supposed, and the. fight lasted four hours. - One Free- State man killed and two seriously wounded. Three Mis sotirians wounded and none killed. The Free State men had captured one tlock house and took one camion and fifty stand of arms, mostly rifles- taken at the seigo of Lawrence, irt' May.' -' No other houses in Franklin we're disttahed. Tha Missonrians retreated to a large camp on Washington creek, south-west of Lawrence. The intelligence reached here Thursday. ffice. j o otner aiTroance. a company of dragoons occu.ad Franklin on AVjdnesday morning - - . . ...,.'. r The Leavenworth Joifrnal of the 14th. il""vtro nftnina ft flnrmrtrr mil ' tA ftrmc. The Bonier towns are excite3, and a generaf -tare mustering of Missourians demanded by the? aii pro-Slavery leaders of the Territory. b f Oil, JO, North ! ltf it red as of 4 in sure ftice EJfS- LATER KANSAS. Additional intelligence from" Kansas this Jj aftemoen, states that before th rttnvk orf ; the fortification at Franklin, the Free Stats' men applied to the millitAry auiliorities for" . dispersion' of the same under Shannon's r proclamation, which was refused. A largar r meeting was held at Kansas City on tLef i 15th, when it was resolved to send 2,00(1 men into the territory immediately. A. i. meeting was hekl at Lexington on tho Js ICtli, which also resolved to send ft quota oj his man in tbrt &v.tia of thtt diffieultipfi on that r to first boat. Internal Improvements. The Senate and House have passed, bill over' the President's vetoes, appropriating $ 15000 r for deepening the channel over the - St. Clair J Flats; $100,000 for deepening the channel over . the Flats at St. Mary's River, and 250,000 for ' improving the Mouth of the Mississippi River- The Senate alia passed rib feSs than Sixty-eight- I other River and Harbor appropriation bills by decided majorities, mating the total amount ap- y. priated by bill that have passed the. Senate, f- 3,096,333 f: Among the bills introduced br'M Wadej'of J1 Ohio, and which have" passed the SenafeTarc bills appropriating $11,500 to Connaul wrN-r; jr- tl 3.000 to Hnro: 413.500 to Ashtabnla: SrA.- & 500 to Sandusky; $35,000 to Cleveland; $13. 000 to Vermillion; $10,000 to Back Rivur, and $13,000 to Fairport - i Liberal appropriations are' also made ro Har bors oil Lake Ontario, Michigan and Lake Sn-perio-; arid to the Ohio arid other Western Riv era. Most of the bill j' will" probably- pass the House'. Hhat body yesterday passed the bill for the improvement of the Des- Moines Rapids, notwithstanding the President's veto, by a rate of 140 veas to 54 navs. -.- 4ak 4u- JjSTDonn Piatt, of Clncinflati, lateSoe- retary of Legation at Parish's, out wholp- -beftrted-fbr Fremont.- -ailfcFvMs&ontdy a Ifemoerotic Judjje of the Hamilton Com- mon Pleas-, and m the IasT Presidential campaigh' was active and influential for Pierce He has always ytherto'eo-ppera-' t ted with' the Democratic party. '' i L T'iib Issue. Tho"" Charleston Evening" iVews says r r ' '.' ' ' u" l "The issue is slavery or bo slavery; it hr usefess todisriiso if. '"" '- O ' The New York' Day Book declares it to be the issue, and says: !' "Woe to those of the Democratic party who rtinch from the contest" ' " '; ,r? Tho Washington Uh ion declares ii to t& the issue of thedav. '-" Thus speaks a Southern' politician : ; '"We Southerners intencf to1 niakeT sla very national, .not" sectional, even at thtf cost of making a new Sowtltera nation, an independent slave nation of its own. ' All fex, cbirTproniises niftst bo abolished and slayi-' "j" Mi I A Upward and Onward. Burlingame, of Massachusetts, the" elo quent orator, and the fearless man, said ii his recent speech at Dayton, Ohio'?"''' " Fremont had "plaeedi the flag' of onr" country nearer heaven' than any other man, but not higher than bis own fame, and not half so high as it was destined to go. '" Ho was a man holn you (bold not bar," nor' sell, nor Stare. Applause. Ha had back bone rtrntring aH the way don. (Cheers.)1 There was a touch of Old Hickory in him, and when hie was President (as he surely would be) lot South California nullify if she darelV There would then be use fr Southern hemp, for we didn't mean to let anybody dissolve the Union (tremendoij applause,' but meant to subjugate all men to freedom. (Applause.! ' : The Catholic Press on Fremont. The following, we believe, U. correcV list of the Catholic papers in the Engliklr language, published in the United States? Pilot, Boston. . ... Herald. Fuilaijphia,; Sentinel. IJu-falo. jMMlnictur. , " Mirror. lSalTimore. Sliseeffany. Charleston.-' Standard, N.Orleans VinJicator, lVtinir. . Teh-grah. Cincinnati. Leader. St. lnii Citiien, New York. Catholic 1'ittsr.nrglv Freeman's Journal, Truth Toller, Boston. , Irish News, do Irish American, N. V Celt, do. - - ' -! With the exception of ths' dmeriarti Celt, etlitexl by T. iFArc- MeGee, er ' one of tluse papers is actively and ofLuly engagwl in the support of Bitr-hanan and1 Breckenride; ant. of course, intensely hrs tile to Freimmt and Dayton toward whont' they display moro malignity than -!to the) groat Anti-Popery champion, Mr. Ffllmoivj Tho Celt is kukiiig out of , the traces only in coiisivmcne of the murder of Keating by HerVrt, arid the n-fusal of the Cim-Iii-tii ti Convention to take the advice -ahioh its e-fitor volunteered, touehirur Ue action of that body in relation to the cpnie. It will come, around and be in lino with iu. peers before the day of election.,"' ine facts aoove stated ailord aCommen-- tary of great sigiiifieanoe nptri the cry that Col.- Fremont is a Catholic. The 'facts' al so illustrate tho honest v of th prorsiavorv - iiMin wnen tncy iiowl about the impro-.ric-ty of tho inlortrance of religion paper. in'uvnai wisini. oiv;il lllUfruuitlH-lt IS TUTUl , onougn to tatnolic journals; txxl when : lyote4ant editor ventures tc-oreak, h conmtitfl a uiiaidowwcriiaa.