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Kansas, and that was tbe very hut consum mation Ibey desired. To erown their hypocrisy, Mr. Hale, who had already committed himself by com mending (be honesty and fairness of tbe bill, and could not condemn it in toto, moved that the effect of tbe bill be deferred till July, 1867, thus giving the Republican Abolition -candidate fot the Presidency tbe advantage of all the blood and murder in Kansas. Mr. Seward 'lastly proposed to strike ont the biH-entirely, and-admit Kansas under the Topeka -Const station. Now this Topeka Constitution was a fraud from the beginning. It w IB got op by but one portion of the people ol Kansas. The pro-slavery inhabitants had nothing to do with its formation. It is a disputed point whether it received 7<JO or 1700 votes that were then in the territory. Its friends claim for it but 1704. It was adopted in a spirit of -rebellion to the United Slates authority, and without the participation of a large portion of tbe people of the territory, and it was cal culated to increase the troubles in Kansas in stead of allaying them, for if the free State men are now revolutionizing upon the ground (bat the present Legislature was unlawfully elected, would not the pro-sal very men rise up in insurrection against a Constitution ille gally framed 1 Whatever bad features that Topeka Con stitution may contain, one of the provisions it embraces makes it unalterable for nine years, and as a distinguishing mark of the hypocrisy of the woolly-heads, who are now endangering the Union for the benefit of the negro, one of the clauses of this Constitution prohibits free negroes itom coming into the Territory. The people should remember that in 1821, the Abolitionists of the North objected to the Constitution of Missouri, be cause it contained a provision exactly siroi- j lar. To complete the rottenness of this To- | peka Constitution, when it was brought into the U. S. Senate, and was placed into the hands of Gen. Cass for presentation, it was proved that it was not even the one that was passed by the Topeka Convention, but that it had been altered, erasecT, added to, and interpolated by some unknown band after it had left Kansas. This was the Constitution which the Re publican Abolitionists offered in place ol the pacification bill of the Democrats in the Senate. Let the people compare the two. ■Let them contemplate the compromising, the-earnest and sincere course of the Demo cratic members of the Senate iu contrast with tbe factious, uncompromising attitude tff their opponents. Let it sink deep into their minds that one of the bitterest oppo nents ol the Democracy, and the most unti ring agitator declared that the pacification bill was almost unexceptionable ; that it was rejected to prevent the difficulties in Kansas from being settled, and that Mr. Seward declared that the day for compromises was at an end- Let the people understand clearly that when this pacification bill was eventu ally pasted by the Democratic Senate, and sent down to the woully headod house, that Jtfldy would take no action upon it at ah, and lastly, let them view, with the indigna tion it doserves, the most damning fact pi all, that when the Democratic Senate propo sed to print the bill, and hand it over to the people as an appeal to ll.em, so that they could judge of its fairness and sincerity, the Black Republicans voted against it to a man. They did not deetre the people to become acquainted with their factious and knavish course, and trembled at the verdict that -would be rendered by the great tribunal of the American people, if the case was fairly presented to them, The Case of Williamson vs. Juttfe Kane. The writ of Passmora Williamson against Judge Kane was called lor argument yester day before Judgo Haines and his Associate Judges, in the Court ol Common Pleas, at Media, in Delaware county. The argument was to bave been upon the demurrer on the part of the defendant. Furman Sheppard, Esq,, counsel forjudge Kane, made the opening argument. He dis -cuseed with great ability the points of plead ing, and entered very fully upon the main questions of the case—the protection which the judicial character of the defendant afford ed him, as well as his jurisdiction in allow ing the writ of kabtat corpus, at the petition of Mr. Minister Wheeler, and his right to coin mil Williamson for his subsequent contempt in making a false return. At the conclusion nf Mr. Sheppard's argu ment, Mr. Joseph J. Lewis, tbe Senior coun sel of Williamson, arose and asked for time to examine into the points which had been made, and the authorities which had bee.'i cited. His Honor Judge Haines observed that the argument of the Opening Counsel not only deserved, but required examination. George M. Wharton, Esq., the Senior coun sel of Judge Kane, remarked that the time for the argument bad been chosen by the plaintifTe own counsel, aud that be was not aware that any points had been advanced wbioh did not naturally tise on the face ol ithe pleadings. The case was however, adjourned to the 17th day of December, in order to give the counsel for Williamson, time to prepare their Vo terminate the first act of thia perform- ( nce, Mr. Wi'.liameon'a counsel had several months in which to prepare themselves for this argument. They chose their own lime. Now, they come into Court, and ns soon a? the counsel who opens the ease for the de fendant has closed bis argument, they at tempt no reply, but beg for further lime ; we suppose, hoping, as did the great Micawber, that something may turn up. We remember that, when the Williamson -excitement was at its height, there appeared in a Journal called The Friend, a series of Jegal articles, which Bought to prove the | Judge's liability for his official aote, and his want of jurisdic'ion in issuing the writ of hn teas corpus arid committing Williamson for hia contempt. These articles, it was then generally understood, were written by Mr. lawia, the seuior counsel of Williamson in the piesent case. In language and tor.e they -were bad enough, but thev bad, at least, the semblance of legal erudition, and furnished she basis of many indecent assaults on the Judge, it seems how that, however fit such arguments may have been esteemed for the columns of an -abolition print, they were not deemed worthy of notice in a court of jus tice.— Pennsylvania!) of the 26fjk ull. STAR OF THE NORTH. *• ■ W BAYER, BDITOa. illeomsbmry, Wedaesday, tta-Xlw DEMOCRATIC NOMINATIONS. FOR PRESIDENT, JAME BUCHANAN, OFfENNSYLVANIA. ' FOR fl€E PRESIDENT, JOHN C. BIIECKINHIDGE, OF KENTUCKY. ' CANAL COMMISSIONER, GEORGE SCOTT, of Columbia County. AUDITOR GENERAL, JACOB FRY, Jr., of Montgomery Co. SURVEYOR GENERAL, JOIIN HOWE, of Franklin County. DEMOCRATIC COUNTY NOMINATIONS CONGRESS, JOHN G. MONTGOMERY, SENATOR, GEORGE F. STEELE. AS GMBLY, PETER E N T . PRESIDENT JUDGE, WARREN J. WOODWARD. ASSOCIATE JUDGES, JACOB EVANS, PETER KLINE. DISTRICT ATTORNEY, E. U. LITTLE. COMMISSIONER, HENRY BITTEN BENDER. AUDITOR, SAMUEL RHONE. COUNTY SURVEYOR, SOLOMON NEYHARD. CORONER, NATHAN DRIESBACH. DEMOCRATIC ELECTORAL TICKET. ELECTORS AT LARGE. Cbnrles R. Buckalew, Wilson McCandlose. District. District. lsl-G. W. Nebinger, 13th-Abrah-tm Edinger 2d-PiercaJkitler, IJth-licuben Wilber, 3it-Edwar(r\Vartmanlsil!-G. A. Crawford, 4th-Wm. H. Witle, I6ih-James Black, sth-John McNair, 17th-Henry J. Stable, 6th-Jno. H. Brinlon, 18th-John D. Roddy, 7lh-David Laury, 19th-Jacob Turney, Blh-Charles Keseler, 20th-J, A.J. Buchanan fhh-James Palterson,2 Ist-AViiliam Wilkins, lOth-Isaac Slenker, 22d-J. G. Campbell, 1 lth-F. W. Hughes, 23d-f". Cunningham, 12ih-Thos. Osterhout, 24-John Keatley. 25ih District—Vincent Phelps. WANTED AT TIIIS~OFFICE. An active intelligent boy as an apprentice to the printing business. One of 17 or 18 years desirable. THE KANSAS QVESIIUN. The Toombs' Kansas bill will be found on Mar first page and also an article in explan-1 alion of it and of the proceedings had up on it in Congress. We commend both to the perusal of all our readers as a full an swer to a great part of tho current slang of tho day from the opposition. They stand in the position of a party who having pre ven-ed the settlement of the Kansas difficul ties are trying to use them for their own pur poses in the pending campaign. Yes! the Fremont leaders are responsible before the country for tho continuance of strife and discord, and their hollow appeals to the peo ple on that subject therefore merit indignant contempt. The attempt is sometimes mado by them to escape popular odium for their conduct by pretending that the Toombs' bill was defective or wrong in some of its fea tures or parts. But this subterfuge will not screen them. If the bill was wrong in any part of it (which is not admitted) it was their business to amend it in the House and ask tho Senate to concur in such amendment. But they did not do this, or oven allow the bill to come up for action in the House, simply because they wore opposed to any settlement of the troubles in Kansas until af ter the election. It will bo seen that the last section of the bill declares those laws of the territorial leg islature null and void whicji invade consti tutional principles and the act of Congress organizing the territory. These are the laws which Fremont orators read at their meet ings and scream over with most virtuous indignation! and yet their leaders in the House are the very men who have kept those laws in existence after the Democrats of tho Senate had passed and sent them a bill to annul them! Their conduct is tho very madness of imposture and will not es cape tho condemnation it deserves. It has been said that this repeal or annul ment of the object ionablo Kansas laws is inconsistent with the doctrine that the peo ple of tho territory shall make their own laws. It is no such thing. The Kansas- Nebraska act provides that the territorial legislature shall have jurisdiction over all rightful sabjects of legislation not inconsist ent with the constitution of the United States and the provisions of that act. But the laws objected to and proposed to bo an nulled, relating to Freedom ol speech and of the press and to the right of suffrage, are all of them in violation of the Constitution and of the Kansas-Nebraska act, and there fore beyond the jurisdiction of the territorial legislature. To declare them void, or to re peal litem, is therefore no invasion of the principle of self-government or of the pow ers granted to the local legislature by the act of 1854 organizing tho territory. Besides, it is not for the Fremont leaders to make this objection. Asserting as they do the sovereign power of Congress over tho ter ritories for purposes of legislation, they could have had no compunctions of con science in acting in the manner proposed by the Toombs bill, even if it had infringed upon the doctrine ol "popular sovereignty," which it did not. This captious and pitiful objection therefore falls to the ground. There is not one of these Kansas orators who believes that that territory will ever be come a slave State. The facts are against such conclusion and norio know them bet ter than they. Tho Kansas National Com mittee assert in their address to the people that there are 30,C00 free State to 5,000 pro slavery sottlers in the territory. A corres pondent of the N. Y. Tribune recently fixed the proportion of free State men to their op ponents, as seven to one. And in the U. S. Senate in the debate on the Topeka Con stitution leading Republican Senators as aerted that an overwhelming majority of the people of tho territory were for a free State The democratic-doctrine that Am people of the territory shall -decide this question of slavery for themselves can have no practi cal result but to make Kansas a free State ; and, we repeat, none are more fully assured of this than the Black Republican orators and leaders themselves. Their rejection therefore of the Toombs bill which secured a fair election in tho Territory and abroga ted the obnoxious territorial laws, was not to promote tho interests of freedom (for which they care nothing) but solely for base political purposes. And to carry out their design they tried to defeat the appropriations for tho support of the army, the presence of which in Kan sas was absolutely necessary to preserve 1 peace and for the protection of the citizens. After a long struggle, and at the expense of an extra session, they were defeated in this attempt—and Gov. Geary is crushing out I their last hopes of war and violence in Kan sas. He has got a force to put down mar auders and isdoing his duty to his country by putting them down. The Missourians have been disbanded and forced homo; Reed's force broken up, and Lane driven from the territory. The Sharp's Rifles party and the. Border Ruflian party are held at bay with equal hand, and Kansas may expect repose from political agitators North or South. Bad business indeed was it for die agitators tßat tho army bill got through, and that John \V. Geary, a Pennsylvania Demo crat,, with courage and capacity for the situ ation, got into tho territory as its Governor ! Thojimust increase their howls over Kapsas or tho subject will scarcely last thera until the election! Howl therefore, oh Ford, and Duryea and Bruce, and the rest of you! over the laws which your own parly refused to repeal—over tho border troubles which your own parly refused to terminate—over the passage of the army bill under which order is being restored and violence put down upon tho plains of Kansas! Your la bors are becoming as arduous as the iniqui ties of your party are great; but disregard ing fact, perverting history, and appealing to the passions and prejudices of the multi tude, you may equal those who havo gone before you in calumniation of a great party which it is possible to belie but not to do feat ! Alerting nt llcnlon. On last Saturday die Democrats of the northern part of the county andthe lower end of Luzerne, helJ a large meeting at Benton. One thousand persons were present, including 150 ladies. It was a most cheering demon stration of populnr sentiment in favor of the Democratic cause and its candidates. Speech es were delivered by J. G. Montgomery, C. R. Buckalew, and J. G. Freeze. Meeting sat t'nlnwissn. On Monday evening a Democratic meeting was held a'. Calawissa which was larger by one third than the one addressed by Sen ator Wilson at that place. DANIEL KNIT TLE, Presided. WM. CREASY, Vice Presi. dent, and GEORGE MAMIART, Secretary. The meeting was addressed by R. W. WEAVER and JOHN G. MONTGOMERY, K.sq's. ,Heeling nt Alooreshnrg. On last (Tuesday) evening a large and en thusiastic Democratic meeting was held at Mooresburg, Montour county, which was addressed by J. W. Swineford, Esq., of Northumberland, and R. VV. Weaver, Esq., of Columbia. Stoe's Danville Band was pres ent and discoursed excellent music. The Democratic camplires bum brightly iu Lib erty. nr AS a timely article we print this week the proceedings of a meeting in 1840 at To wanda against the Abolitionists and the agi tation of the Slavery question. It will be seen that Duvid Wilmot repotted the Resolu tions and made a speech on the occasion.— How this record of the past compares with his speech of last week ! How it rebukes him in his present business of agitation and denunciation of the South aud stirring up the bitter passions of sectional hatred and vio lence! Read the proceedings and note espe cially the first in the series of resolutions adopted, which applies with forceand'exaot ness to the present movement of Wilmot aud his confederates. IV The ribald slang and stale anecdotes of Ford & Co. will hardly produce the con version of our people to the faith of Greeley and Beecher. Ford is a sort of second edi tion of the Buckeye blacksmith, though scarcely as impressive, and will, like his predecessor, but produce an increased ma jnrtly for the Democratic party in this region. The people will vole this year I and Columbia is good for over 900 majority instead of 652 given for Plumer a year eince. CP The Buchanan and Breckinridge Club was addressed on Wednesday evening of last week at the Court house, by C. F. Bow man, Esq., Col. Freeze and Hon. Chas. R. Buckalow, who effectively exposed the mis representations of the opposition. Mr. Bow man was formerly a Whigbut for someyears has acted with the great party of the Consti tution, and is now zcalausly engaged in op posing sectionalism and imposture—a work worthy of every patriot and lover of his country. iy The charge thai the Democratic parly ie pledged to the extension of slavery ia false, and the oft repeated assertion that James Buchanan, if elected, will uae hia in fluence to extend slavery into free Territory is false, and every editor and public speaker who asserts it, is proclaiming un unfounded falsehood. POLITICS AND RELIGION.—An Alton, (Illi nois) paper states that a ''pew-owner in Rev. Mr. Haley's Church, in that city, offers to bet his pew, eligibly situated, and valued at SIOO, against a pew in the Rev. Mr. Nor ton's Church, on the result of lbs election in November. CP* Road the article on our first page from the Ohio Sialism an in exposure of one of the slang objections to the Constitution, that it provides for counting three fifths of slaves for the purpose of representation in Con gress. AFFAIRS IN KANSAS. We copy (rom an exchange the following statement (bowing (he energetic steps taken by Gov. Geaiy to put down disorder in the territory. His coarse, at once impartial and determined, wil be generally approved : "The steamer David Talum arrived at St. Louis on Monday Irom St. Joseph. At Kan sas fcrty she took on board threo hundred and fifty ciifcyyu-wb Missouri, who, in obedi ence to the proclamation of Governor Geary, had given up tbeir military organicatton and returned to Missouri. Lawrence was in pos session of th<j United Stales troops, by whom ninety of Gen. Lane's men had been made i prisoners. Lane had fled from Lawrence ) with the remainder of his troops, and was in I Nebraska. The train from JefTerson City the same evening brought down several gentleman direct from Kansas, who bring the latest news. We learn from them that the whole of Gov. Heed's force had been dis banded, and returned to their homes. Gov. Geary was at Lecomptou with one thousand United Stales troops, and determined to maintain the peace and execute the laws. Under his orders ninety men had been taken prisoners at Lawrer.ce. The report of Lane and hts men having fled to Nebraska is con firmed." In the last number of the Rending Gazelle appears a letter from a correspondent at lowa City, dated September 20th, from which we make the following extract: ''This place is now the base of operations for Kansas invasion by the nigger worship ers, and nearly every train brings in a lot of outlandish looking characters—who proceed overland from here. They go out io squads of ten to thirty, and in a few weeks return in small companies, usually well stocked with horses and cattle, and occasionally a wagon. Horse-stealing is their principal occupation in Kansas, and if the owner is in the way, he is shot with out ceremony. The occasional capture and execution of thee scoundrels, together with thoir own atrocities, and those of similar worthies from the Southern Stales, make the sum total of the tear in Kansas; and it is to equip such as these for murder and horse-stealing that Church contributions are made in the East ern cities; About ten days ago, a cannon was taken West, and another is now at the depot at this place for the same destination. By last night's train, a company of thirty-one, ill charge of Col. J. A. Perry, from Oitaway, 111., arrived, and are now receiving their arms and camp equipage. They will take charge of the gun now here. Thirty-five left Oita way in company, but four of them got too drunk at the first atopping-place to go farther. They are a rascally looking set—several boys among them—none of them look as if they had ever earned an honest dollar—and their appearance and conduct here is such as to disgust all respectable citizens in the place. If Kansas is to be peopled with all like Capl. Perry's company, it will be a long lime before much grain is grown in that region." Foundryville Democratic Meeting. * The Meeting at Foundryville on Thursday last, was a most magnifiicentdemonstration. The day being a very pleasant one, the at tendance was full, whilst the entertainments prepared by our host, Mr. John Linden, at the Pino Grove House, was of the best kind. A hickory pole near lOOfeet inlength was erected in front of the Hotel, from which streams a Flag with the Stars and Stripes of our glorious Union. The meeting was organized by appointing ANDREW FREAS, President; Moses Davis, John Kisner, Thomas P. Cole, John Doak, Joseph Blank, David Hartzel, and John R. Anderson, Esqrs., Vice Presidents; Levi F. Irwin and Adam Suit, Secretaries. Addresses were delivered in turn by W. Wirt, Esq. Col. L. L. Tale, Col. J. G Freeze, R. W. Weaver, Esq., and E. H. Little Esq., our Democratic candidate for District Attor ney. The speakers were lucid in their ex position of the principles and measures of the Democratic party, and the hardy yeo men who heard tho truth expounded, re ceived it with great applauso. After which the air was rent with three rounds of cheers for Buchanan, Breckinridge and the Consti tution, when the meeting adjourned to the town-house at Berwick in the evening. The meeting in the evening was called to order and organized by electing M. E. Jack son, Esq , President; Vincent Richart, Jacob Moyer, Dr. A. J.- Brass, Peter Ent, Adam Suit, J. B. Dodson, snd J. J. McHenry, Vice Presidents; and L. F. Irwin, Secretary. After which the meeting was addressed by tho following gentleman : M. E. Jackson, and R. W. Weaver, Esqrs., Col. J. G. Freeze, E. H. Liitle, and W. Wirt, Esqrs.—Berwick Gazette. On the following day the Republicans had a meeting (or tried to have) at which Ford, Elbanan Smith, Washington Lee and Stew art Pearco Were to discourse. The Berwick Gazette gives tho following account of the affair: A Grand Fizzle. The abolition meeting calling themselves Republicans and whose speakers labored so hard, but in vain, to prove there was a differ ence between them and the old treasonable abolitionists, went off yesterday. They form ed a procession; and owing to their extensive preparations and long notice given by their flaming band'bills, it was thought best to ascertain tbeir numbers by timcing them as they passed the corner; but they got by be fore we could get our watch out. Aflerthey had shrieked for Freedom about three hours and tried to prove that the young men were all in their favor, the young ladies, 31 in num ber, representing the 31 Stales, spoiled all their flatulent arguments by appearing in procession with banners containing the in scription "WE WANT WHITE HUSBANDS OR NONE." The cheering for Fremont and disunion at the close of tbeir Fizzle could not be compared to the deafening cheers with which the ladies with their banners were greeted, by which we infer that the demoorais far outnumbered the abolitionists. A Negro Orator for Fremont. . A Black Republican meeting was held at Byberry, near Philadelphia, a few days ago, which waa addressed by two white men, a subject of Queen Victoria, and a negro! The speakers all advocated a separation of the Northern and Southern States, and advanced doctrines of the most blasphemous and damn ing character. The Daily News gives the following as a part of the Negro's speech : " What are we doing? IVE ARE A NA TION OF ROBBERS, OF LIARS, OF HYPOCRITES; we are a nation of slave holders. We batten and fatten and ran riot in the bones and blood of our fellow-men. • # * m ] am, of coarse, as you know, politically disfranchised ; but still in sentiment, in feeling, in conviction, I am a DISUNION-ABOLITIONIST, AND I REPU DIATE THE CONSTITUTION OF THIS COUNTRY for, I think, stronger reasons than my friend here has given. Yet I wish Jolm Charles Fremont e lected. If I bad no other reason, the simple fact that the South hates him would be a reason why I should suspect him to be an honest man. But it is not be cause the South hates him ; it is because I believe he hatee slavery. Where do I find him 1 There is a Spanish proverb which is pretty good test of character: "Tell me the company you keep and I will tell you what you are." He is found in close affinity with the true friends of freedom. I find him en dorsed by such men as GERRIT SMITH, of world-wide philanthropy and benevolence. I know that some of our friends—Repub licans, they call themselves—exclaim, 'Don't for the world, connect Fremont or our Club wnh this Abolition movement—you will hurt ouvfeause." Hurt it how? Did truth ever hurt anybody? Is not prinoiple right? Don't you stand upon a rock? If Charles John Fremont can bo elected upon principle without concealment and without compro mise, HIS VICTORY IS OUR VICTORY, DEFEAT TO HIM WOULD BE DEFEAT TO US. t WANT NO DECEPTION. HE HATES SLAVERY, AND WHILE HE SUB SCRIBES, UNFORTUNATELY, TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE COUNTRY, HIS ELECTION WILL BE THE ENTER ING WEDGE TO THAT SYSTEM WHICH WILL BRING DOWN ITS RUIN AND FALL BEFORE A GREAT WHILE. "Some of my friends have intimated that when I have referred to the slave system, my expressions have been stronger than my calmer judgment would warrant. They are mistaken ; my feelings on that subject are the result of deliberate conviction. I hold that until a right estimate is made of slave holders and slaveholding, you need never at tempt to bring this Union to a recognition of this class who are the victims of oppression. I hold that the slaveholder is a man stealer, I hold that lie is a bloody minded man; I hold that he is a despol—A MONSTER, THE VILEST THAT LIVES UPON THE EARTH, AS I HOLD THE SYSTEM TO BE THE MOST MONSTROUS AND IN FERNAL THAT EVER EXISTED IN THIS WORLD. I HOLD THAT THE SLAVE HOLDER HAS NO RIGHT TO LIVE A SINGLE MOMENT. I HOLD THAT GOD NEVER MADE HIM. HE WOULD DIS GRACE HEAVEN AND THEY WOULD NOT ALLOW HIM A PLACE IN HELL ; HE WOULD BE OBLIGED TO SWING SOMEWHERE—GOD KNOWS WHERE. HE IS UNFIT FOR EXISTENCE." Citizens of Pennsylvania! Men who lore | the Union ! Such is the language of a man who wants to effb John Charles Fremont elected President of the United Slates ! They are the sentiments of the whole abolition clan—of the leading whito niggers of the North. Will you lend your influence to aid these traitors in accomplishing their hellish work 7 Will you aid then in accomplishing that object which they claim will bring about the ''ruin of our country?" Remember, the issue is Ruchanan and the Union vs. Fremont and Dissolution. Judicial Nomination. The undersigned Conferees representing the several counties of the 26th Judicial Dis trict, in pursuauco of the action of the sev eral Democratic Conventions held therein, announce and concur in the nomination of Hon. WARREN J. WOODWARD, as the Demo cratic candidate for the office of President Judge of said District at the ensuing elec tion. R. R. LITTLE, WM. M. PIATT, Conferees of Wyoming County. JAMES DEEGAN, GEO. D.JACKSON, Conferees of Sullivan County. M. E. JACKSON, E. LAZARUS, WM. SNVDER, Conferees of Columbia County. Sept. 30, 1856. Calling the It oil on Danker Hill. Hon. Robert Toombs, of Georgia, has writ ten a letter to Hon. Benj. F. Mallet, of Mass achusetts, denying that he ever threatened to "call the roll of bis slaves on Bunker Hill." He complains that President Way land should have charged him with such a foolish threat.— Phila. Ledger. The above exposes one of the numerous falsehoods retailed by Republican orators, for the purpose of creating prejudice against Southern men and the section of the country in which they reside. It was repeated here last week, aud is characteristic of a parly that exists upon passion and excitement and seizes with avidity upon every thing, true or false, which will create ill wilJ and produce estrangement between the people and States North aud those South. How riohly does such a party deserve defeat and condemna tion 1 9 AN EX-MEMBER or CONQBESS INSANE. — Hon. Lewis C. Levin, formerly a member of Congress from the First Congressional Dis trict, has so far become deranged, we see it staled in the Philadelphia Evening Journal, that it was found necessary to send him to the Pennsylvania Hospital for the Insane, on the west side of the Schuylkill. For some lime past, Mr. Levin has been laboring un der mental abberation. Correspondence of Ike Public Ledger. teller from Kansas. Fort Leavenworth,'K. T., Sept. 10, '56. Msssa#. EDITORS — I reached Ihie place yesterday morning, from Jefferson City, whence we departed on the ateamboat Key etona, on the night of Saturday fast, the sth inat. The little towns along tbe Missouri river were all in a ferment tn regard to the Kansas trouble; but in none of them could any correct information be obtained in regard to the true condition of things in lire territory. The statements were exceedingly contradict ory and many of them extremely abrnrd. At Glasgow we took on board a parly of fitly one ■'Border Ruffians," armed with rrfies, pistols and bowie knives, and carrying with them a brass six pounder, bound to Kansas City, to meet similar patties from other parts of Missouri. These men, on the trip up, be haved themselves with the greatest propriety. At Kansas City some three hundred men were assembled ready to march mto the ter ritory. At Leavenworth City, some four hundred "Border Ruffians" are under arms, maoy of them mounted, and the town regu ularly barricaded. Tbts parly have been en rolled as a militia, and under tbe oover of au thority, have committed many roost serious outrages. The town of Lawrence is in pos session of about fifteen hundred Free Soilers, under the command of General Lane. They are suffering for want of ptoviaiona, the sup plies of which have been cut oil by the op posing faction. I have already been long enough in the Territory to have obtained a pretty thorough knowledge of the existing difficulties, which are certainly very imperfectly understood at a distance. The rumors you receive increase most marvellously as they travel, and not one out of every dozen has scarcely the shadow of foundation in truth. The questions of pro-slavery and free State have less to do at present with Kansas trnubles than other mat ters, far more serious in their nature and more difficult to remove. That there exists a violent opposition to each other, by certain agitators on both sides of this political quar rel, there can be no doubt; but that the ma jority of the settlers are tired of the question, and are disposed to view it with calmness, and condact toward it with propriety, is equally true. The greatest enemies of Kan sas are aspiring demagogue, from different dis'ricts, and hordesol banditti, who, having taken advantage of the meddling interference nf the above named class, now roam the country, plundering peaceable people of all they possess, reckless of consequences and indifferent as to the different opinions of their victims. It is of little importance to what party a man belongs, or from what seetion of country he lias come, if he dates to ven ture alone on the highway, he will be sore to receive a pistol or rifle ball in his body, and his pockets he emptied of their contents. The banditti of Italy and Spain, and the la drones of Mexico, were never so brutal and cowardly as the gangs of thieves and assas sins that have overrun this Territory. A viler and more dastardly set of robbers never dis graced humanity. They scour the country in large gangs, mounted on stolen horses, by nightand day, enter dwellings, insult females, abuse and murder men, carry off everything they can find that is valuable, drive away cattle and horses, burn bouses and destroy whatever they cannot use. Thirteen bodies were last week found murdered by the road side, near Leavenworth, in close proximity, and butied by the United States soldiers.— These atrocities are charged upon each other by both the Free State and Slavery parlies ; but the truth is, they are perpetrated by men who care nothing for the question of slavery, either one way or the other; but are mur derers and plunderers by nature and occupa tion. Parties were also enrolled from distant States, who had no direct interest in Kansas, and who never intended to become settlers. These latter were influenced by two consid erations; opposition to free soil, and oppor tunities for plunder. The militia,thus organ ized, instead of proving beneficial, only in creased the difficulties. It caused opposing organizations of free soil men, who also call ed for and obtained recruits from abroad.— These parlies arrayed themselves in open hostility against each other, anil hence, rev eral conflicts took p!ace, which resulted in the destruction of considerable properly, ail J the loss of a few lives. But neither of these conflicts have been sufficiently serious lo justify the reports of them that have been widely circuited for political capital and speculative purposes. The free 6oil party maintains its head quarters at Lawrence, 12 miles south from this place and numbers about six hundred men, which rumors have exaggerated to as many thousands. They are commanded by General Lane, of whom I have already spoken, and have doubtless, in their expeditions after provisions, done considerable unprovoked mischief. Some of the parties of the authorized raili- I tia have not been behind them, in that re j gard. They have entered and robbed dwell- I ings, maltreated their residents, and stolen ' their effeots, and in other respects have been the grossest violators of the laws and the worat disturbers of the peace. The very hor ses they ride were stolen or as they say i ■'pierced into the service," from the very per sons whom they were organized to protect. I Hence the necessity, not only of disbanding the artned bands, who areacting without any authority—but also tbose who are the author ized militia or protective police. This morning I accompany the Governor, under an escort of United States troops to Lecompton, where the new Government will immediately be formed. Kansas Territory, so far as I have yet seen it, is decidedly one of the most beautiful conutries I have ever witnessed. ilolloway's Ointment and Pillc. —Skin dis eases cannot be cured by lotions and embro cations. A detergent capable of reaching and neutralizing the souroesof irritation that lie under the superficial integuments can alone eradicate these unsightly disorders.— Holloway's Ointment when rubbed upon the surface, quickly disappears. It dives down to the nucleus of the malady, and reduces outward inflammation by extinguishing its elements. The cures it accomplishes in ca ses of scrofula, erysipelas, salt rheum, mer curial eruptions, blotches, boils, ringworms, scald head, and other anections of the skin and glands, are therefore as complete as they are rapid. Ths operation ol the Pille upon the internal organs is of the same thorough character. -' 'lUMjllWq DEMOCRATIC MEETINGS. Meeting* will be betd as follows during the coming week: JERSEYTOWrt, 'ThuVsdsy, October 21, lit I o'clock, t. M- A pole will be rnisej. MIFFLINVILLE, Thursday October 2d, two o'clock, P. -M ,at Keller's Inn. Also, at the HALF-WAY HOUSE, on the evening f tbe same day. ROHRSBURG, Friday Oct. 3rd, at 2 o'uiook, P. M. BLOOMS3URG, Evening -of Friday October Sd, at tbe Court House. . _ BUCKHORN, Saturday Oct. 4th, at 2 P. M , and on the evening of the same day at the DIKTTERIC* SCHOOL HOUSE, ie Montour lownkbip. CAMBRA, at the Hotel of Mr. Yaple, on Sat urday, the 4th ot Oolober, at 10 A. M. MENSCH'S SCHOOL HOUSE, Franklin (p., Monday evening, Oot. 6th. Speaking in German and English. MOKDANSVILLE, Mt. Pleasant tp., at the Hotel of Wm. Hutchrason, Tuesday Oct. 7th. A pole wnl be raised at 11 o'clock, speaking to commence at 1 P. M. LIGHT STREET, Friday evening, October 10th, at Schug's hotel. BF*Good speakers will be iu attendance at each Meeting. On the 23d ull., by tbe Rev. Wm. J. Eyer, Mr. JOHN WOLF, of Beach Haven, Luz. Co., and Miss MARY E FISHER, of Catawissa, Col. county. On the 25th ult., by tbe same, Mr. HENRY OTTWEINE, to Miss MARIA KREUTZ, both of Danville, Pa. Un the 10th ult., at Rohrsborg, by Rev. D. J. Waller, Mr. SPENCER L. FINNEY, of Milton, and Miss SARAH K. WERTMAN, of the former place. On the 18th ult., by Rev. H. Eselck, Mr. JOHN WINTF.RSTKRN. of Colombia county,and' Miss SARAII A. KARNSWORTH, of Columbia 00. s== ' At Beach Haven on the 12th ultimo, LUCY STURDEVANT, daughter of George VV. and Su san G. Beach, aged 4 months and 11 days. ASSOCIATE JUDGE. WE arc requested to announce that GEO. H. WILLITS, of Montour township, will be a candidate for re-election to the of fice of Associate Judge of this county at the ensuing election. Rivers Derious' *— * i .. . DRAMATIC ESTABLISHMENT AND Grecian Circus* COMPRISING an establishment consisting of 190 men, women children, horses and po nies, all exhibited under the Mammoth VVa ' ter Proof Pavilion, newly equipped and so- I perbly fitted out, for the year 1856, will per- I form at WII.LIAMSPORT, Tuesday, Oct. 7. MUNCY, Wednesday, ■' 8. BLOOMSBURG, ThursJuy, " 9. DANVILLE, Friday, " 10. Doors open at 2, and 7, P. M. Performance to commence half an hour aftetwards. The proprietors beg leave to announce to the people of ibis vicinity that this extensive Equestrian establishment is distinguished from all other Circuses, by the variety and brilliancy of its performances, and it* claim lo originality and classic, elegance. In the Troupe will be foond Foreign and American Talent of the widest excellence, and in the various representations given will be found. NEW ACTS! NEW CHANGES! & NOVEL EFFECTS!! Among many nt the Originalities of bin Company will be represented tbe Thrilling, Dramatic Spectacla, from Byron's Poetic Leg end of MAZEPPA, or the wild horse orTar tary. Among the Equestrian Corps are the following brilliant Artists, engaged at an enormous expense for this year only: MADAME CAMILLA, the Great Parisian Equestrienne. CHARLES RIVERS, the Celebrated horse mart! will appear in his Thrilling Dramatic Scene, entitled "The Battles or the Crimea, or, the Camp before Sebaslopnl. ; MADAME WOODS, the Elegant and ac complished Equestrian, from England, THE MOTLEY BROTHERS, IIERR TREXLER If MOWS. NICOLO. The Phenomena, O. DERIOUS, the as tonishing youth will, in course of the enter tainments, appear iu his wonderful Trick Act, without saddle or briddle, and JOCO, the Brazilian Ape, in which he so truly de lineates the aforesaid character, ss lo justly style him the only Man Monkey living. A novel and terrific performance, entitled "La perche, of Persian originality by the two far tamed Acrobales, Mone. Bordean &Sig. Kin cade. EDWIN DERIOUS, the Celebrated Dra matic Scene Rider. Mr. HANKINGS, the American Gymnast and Classio Two Horse Rider. Mr. EDWARD WOODS, the graceful and dashing Four Horse Rider! also, the celebra ted and original Heme and Hunter, on the Forest Fiend! DAN! DAN! DAN! the Wittiest, moat Comic, and funniest man in the world, Clown of all Clowns, Prince of Comio singers, Burlesque dancers, etc. In a part of the en tertainment, Dan will introduce his Partner in Comicalities, the Infant Jester and Bur lesque Buffoon! Young Dan, who goes through some very Grotesque Feats, and consider* himself some punktns. Rivers & Derious' Mammoth Pavilion can be had free of charge for Political Meetings, on the day of exhibition, from 4 b to 6 J P.M. No noltoe Is :equired lo be given far permis sion. CF"Any farmer having the capability and wishing to keep 50 or 60 horses nezt winter will apply to Rivers & Derious' Circus Co., F. COLDDOCK, Ag't. FOR SALE OR RENT. THE subscriber offers for sale upon mod erate terms bis property in Mifflinville, Columbia county, consisting of a Dwelling House, STOKE HOUSE, and other outbuildings; with four lota of ground. If not sold soon be will rent it for a term of year* at a low rent Ant person wishing to engage in the Meroantile business will fiud great inducements by applying aoon to JONAS SNYDER. Petetsville, Northampton Co., Sepl. 11, '56. Justice* of the Peace AND CONSTABLES can find all kindof It an ks desirable for their use,in proper j raifa'o the office of the STAR or THB NORTH.