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BATON, O., January 13, 1850.
pGiraVipftse native in the etate
Leciaturc, jf. F, Stepdexs, E?q., has
'mmKmmtLi ftjlw-r ?faltr-ytOvhrork.
, " 1 i
BESu Mou. li. Smith, of the House of
Representatives, at Wasbiug'on, will
please accept oar thinks for bi favors.
Our Senator.
Hon. Hssttr Miideler has our
thanks for important State douumoats.
We fed the follofrUig noticoef Mr
SsiDBLxaria the D.iyton E.npu-c of last
week, and transfer it to our columns
thai his friends here at home may know
how ho is regarded in other portion of
his District-:'
tier??. HETtv SniDETER.AV e are
under manv oblisatiomi to" Ottr able and
H ten tiro Keprescntativo from this Dis
trict in the atate senate. :ftlr. b. is a
plain, practical firmer ; and we are free
to say, ihat this. District has nev-e-r had
a belter lteprescn t a ttve in the' State
Senate than ilr. Shideler. fie is always
at his post, aitefltive to the business
and interests or his c nstitueots,
Jgr- We have iiiade quite a number
of additions to our subscription list, du
rjpjg the .past week, to commence with
tfakeir volame. This is indeed grati
fying. Some of our friends have been
aacrtwg vtbeuslves in our behalf, for
wlltUtrt hef-have oaf thanta. We hope
they will "keep doin' it," and'-tfrat oth
ari' will foltoc-ii-tto-ieteamplo.
aoar t - i . t - i i
Our Senator. Turnpike Election.
ttJUBtmd elactkui of the Dayton
Western Turnpike Stockholders-held in-
Wob sAJex-ander on. Mod4y Ust, ie
fcdlosiMiDr ffent.leie' 'Wer- eleoted as
Diretrtors lor fhe eirsni ng year : W C'i
Bhi-vely; John J. W eaver; .Mnon nam;
jer Dunlap and Richard Morrow.
the election the Board organized
and elected Ahneb Dcslap. President
Wj"f T -If t... 1J
oti jftToaa. Jir. ajuniap umru
taWf Mitier fTiry-f nd wa believe Q
the entipesfltisfsetion of all interested.
At ao Section helJat the Vteh
le CouBty Branch Bank, on Monday,
thfcwd ivt, the foWqwing gcatlemeB
f-oiaauu pirceiiui
sum" vear : . winters, J. uarsn-
-V. Winters
mjbt jijjvid Barnett, J. A. Dusang, and
If'ft JJeistand. V. Winters was elec
td President in place of J. Harshman.
Trrty'orner' officer? arc the same as last
IfiWh :
Democratic State Convention.
Central Com-
-rnT..i!U i-.-.iq. .. ' ,
mittcc met in Columbus, on feaiurday,
and upon doe consultation, fixed on
Thursday, the 26th of May next, as the
JlrqVwlrrcJf tho Democratic State Con
vsnjjgn. shall bo held. Let the Dcmo
W&fitt'wgjgo to work, anl pre
pare for that event. Let them bury all
Bf flMferc ncc ' scni UP good, souud and
faithful men as Delegates, and on that
4fiflt a tia,tbe,iaMnatad with which
tar it! redeem Ohio oh the second
WBFBay of October next.
irtTKiT iBiTii 'tr"ii-w i,-;t ,. -i-
The Ohio Statesman.
A rte Bomber of the Statesman an
iMaBfs fi, ahange in the editorial de
pjtattnt of that paper, lion. Geo. W.
WAMiEisr having become Editor
ajWf rfrieHr,'sslted by Smith and
foSTEB, the late editors. Col. Manny-
fiiMittj U an energetic and talented wri
ter, aud -a man of great force of charac
ter. ' During the Administration of 31 r.
Pierce, Col. M. received the appoint
ment of Commissioner of Indian Af
rod at another tyue was elected
-tyjpshardauiocracy, Member of the Board
WftbUo Works, both of wbieb posi
tions lie filled with lienor and credit.
We have no hesitacy in saying, that the
Statesman, under its present manage
went, wilUbe one of the best eonductcd
f&to&ers in the Union. Its edi-
JWtt'Ifl.C'vfr.r 0? we" knqwn ability
as -writers, end must make the paper
-VWfr)y tiro-eonnaeiiC? snj.port of
,jpJje.tuoeyacy of Ohio.
Douglas Elected!
glorioos nows Stbfhbn A.
JDojTGys has been re e'oeted to the
TCcited States Senate, by the Legislature
of Illinois, has reached us. We were
SqU&ewr4lHit this would he the tesnlt,
yet when we saw the figures for it we
Jf&Mtw tlrcwfc up our bat and giving
9 .hearty, cheers, not that we have
,J Ptttiowtar lovo for the conduct of
Dquolas for the last year, but because
cfefjsat of Lincoln, one of the Black
jftifeAMU .Black licpublicaas.
jrtu Tnerc is a fair prospect of good
osnow.' Will not some of oar sffb-
ibfjPigvus in, a load of wood ?
jWw e,ntieljr out. Don't put it off
DOW. -ni- '
'& re at present enjoying
jjtful weather j ".st cool enough to
bo pleasant
Douglas Elected! Close of the Volume.
a pleasant and improving cxer-
This numter of the? Democrat closes
the fourth year of ou connection
the establishment. Although there are
nre ,r county that cbm
imic ucmuntis, who ud on suppor
thair haner. We believe the Democrat ha
a better patronage. o tltiail hasiyej
b'eretoToreenjoyed, "and scarcely a Jf eek
has passed that we hue not received"
tangible evidence of the increasing fa
vor of the i:Democrat" with the reading
public. The frequent and flattering as-1
suranccs we have receive&of this act,
have encouraged and nerved us in
labors, and rendered' what would other-
wise have been 'irksome and tedious
s-. We are not vain en 5t!b to hope)
that we have pleasea-i.. we arc noi
fool enough to wish to bave-plessed all.
Had we pleased some, we would have
displeased ourselves, and compromised
our self respect. In writing candidly,
frankly, and fearlessly, Ve are attire
that we have encountered the hosthfjj)
and, in many instances, the siaouer jh.
those -ho think the duty of an editor I
is to please everybody. This, of course,
""l" ""tj.gpt Tt is hp naiirp we
aid out in the outset- it is the course
we have planned for the future. A
plain, straight-forward and fearless dis
coatdon of any subject is the only way
the trutkeah be -elicited. Suen is our
opinion, and hcne2, in our support of
Democratic measures, and opposition to
what is opposed to Democracy, wo shall
never attempt to reach direction by in
direction, or be cquivocal:4n the terms
we employ
Democratic principles and the Demo
cratic party stand in a more enviable
position now than ever. It is now eve
rywhere considered the only hope of the
country. Its broad nationality stands
ia (Magnificent contrast to the cenfused,
contracted, sectional policy, and odious
principles of the opposition . It covers
a nation of frce,men, and with the Con
stitution for its base, it invites the op
pressed of every land to come and drink
freely of the waters of Lifetty, without
money and without price.
As the honest, and we .trust, client
sqpporter of this party and its, princi
ples, there will be- no change in the
Democrat. The aim of its editors will
be to disseminate Democratic principles,
and to contribute by all the means in
their power tp the success of the Demo
cratic party, and in view of this-f act ,we
efifnesti; and respectfully rciju'eat etr
Democratic friend; to aid in the gener
al circulation of our paper throughout
the. county. Let those who have stood
erettiww in sge whhtr 4ho naneri
would live before they could risk the
price of its sbscription, now rally to its
support, and there will bo no danger of
its discontinuance. We only ask a
living support from the Democracy, and
certainly we should have it. in a county
where they poll a veto of -sixteen hun
dred ! To those Democrats who are
conitantly working to increase our'sub-
scription, wo return our thanks, and
hope that they and all ear democratic
friends may be rewarded, not alone in
seeing their paper prosper, but in the
satisfaction of witnessing the overthrow
of Blsek republican's n in Ohio, and
the triumph of Democratic men and
measures !
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Daily National Democrat,
Is the name of a new democratic daily
paper,' printed at Cleveland, and edited
by C. B. Flood, Esq., the first number
of which, containing the salutatory, we
find among- our exchanges. The Dem.
ocrat looks well and reads well, and wc
cheerfully recommend it to any of -our
friend who may want a paper from the
north part of the State. The editor,
Mr. Flood, is well known in Ohio as a
sound, National democrat, and a writer
of much force and ability, besides being
a practical printer, with considerable
experience in the business. The Daily
'will be mailed to subscribers at $5, and
tho Weekly at $1 50 per year. We
wish its editor all manner of success,
and would like to be continued among
its exchanges.
Tho Preble County Democrat is
opposed to the nomination of If. B.
Payne, as the next democratic candidate
for Governor, on the ground that he
eannot harmonize the party. Wc are
not aware that mere is any want of har
mony in the ranks of the Democracy of
Springfield Press.
No, not exaeilj a "want of harmony,"
but if Payne should receive iuP nomina
tion, the Pros and some more of his
ndinircTB, would soon discover that they
bad ''woke up the wrong pnssenger."
Tho Press rdust know that Mr. Payne
made himself generally obnoxious to a
large number of Democrats, by his fool
ish and violent assault upon the Ad-
ministration, during the late discussion
or tue rvansas mauer. ana me senu-
ments then expressed by him arc yet
frash in the memery of the democracy
of this "neck of woods," so that his
nomination would only tend to weaken
our chances of success in the next can
vass, if not create a division in our
ranks. For these reasons wc oppoRe
hi nomination.
J-'We have noticed nothing of im
poTlanec in the late Congressional news.
Our Next Governor.
witblyhand has some jhHig to say in regard to
onrJanx, and there need be no fears of the
result. Our impression is that; in the
Nfcrly-every exchange that conres to
our next Go
or. I ho names of sev-
Democftj have been
nectiojsnatith the office.
could and would give
a Mtarty and contiat support, did they
receive the nominaSon atvthe meeting
of the State Convention. The next
election, will be an important one, and
f"lhe Democracy should aim to select a
man for their standard-bearer, who
could unite the party in one solid phal-
person of Hon. William S. Gkoesbeck,
the Democrasy?nOWB":T(9(BBE "be""wofl
suifed fbr a leader in the next campaign.
TIiC-arc few men in the State who en -
joy a wiwil or ccitcr uescrveu popular
ity, among all parties, than tino gentle
man. He occupies a high social posi
tion his manners arc plain, simple and
republican, and every where that he is
known he is admired arid TCBpected, not
only for tho sterlingqualities of his
heart, but for- his Broad and liberal
views, and his capacious, statesmanl
1 ''rr1'1!"
no warm cnomics in the opposition to
tho democratic party, and as its leader
he would infuse a life and vigor that
would be certain success, and wo hope
that when the Convention assembles for
the purpose of making a selection of a
standard-bearer, that the qualities of the
Hon. W. S. Ghoesbe k will be. well
considered. :
maaioita tn con
S&" Hon. I. N. Morris, of Iiliuois;
has. introduced into the House of Bop
reseBtativcs a bill, requiring any court
before which application is made by a
foreigner for admission as a citizen of
the United Statc3, to receive prima fa
cie evidence of the applicant's residence
for five years in the States. Applica
tion foi naturalization may be made at
any time, after the expiration of the five
years, and absence from the country,
during that period, on business, or any
other temporary puspose, shall not be
deducted from the five years' residence.
tfSo. Frank P. Blair of St. Louis who
contested the election of Barret, Demo
crat to his seat in Congress, comes out
at the "Little end of the Horn." Bar
retil majority according to the poll books
was about 400, now it is nearly GOO.
The facts show that Blair the llepub
lican received 300 more fraudulent votes
than his Democratic competitor.
Fire Company Election.
At the election held in the Mayor's
office on Monday evening oflnst week, the
"ollowing persons wenduly electedto
transact the affairs of tho Torrent Fire
Company tor the current year :
President John A. Crouso.
1st Engineer
2n Engineer
L. T. M'Cabe.
W. O. 31. Brookins
J. H. Foos.
Michael Filbert.
J. W. Acton,
D. W. Day,
F. L. Johnson,
W. H. B. Minor,
Augustus A. Seibcrt.
J. D. Miller,
Wni. Talbert,
John Harshman,
Peter Comfort.
John Hice.
Jefferson Davis of Mississippi propo
ses to take Cuba by an attachment
against Spain as an absent, fraudulent
or absconding debtor. It is claimed
that Spain is largely indebted to our
citizens; that her agents have commit
ted serious outrages upon them and
sacrificed their property to a large
aniount. Mr. Davis proposes that the
Federal government shall notify Spain,
and demand payment of the indebted
ness and in default thereof that an at
tachment issue with directions to our
naval constables to seize the Island of
When any of our merchants visit
Cincinnati to purchase anything in the
Hardware line, they will find it to their
advantage to call at the establishment of
Latmiek, Cjlbcrn & Lcpton, on
Pearl Street. You will find our former
townsman, J. A. Dubbell, on hand
ready and willing to sell all you want
in their line, cheap and good. Give
them a call.
POLTGAMA. -A c learn from Wash
ington that a bill for the suppression of
polygamy in Utah and all other territo
ries will be introduced at an early day
.'- Congress, and le vigorously pressed.
So it should be. " rather uniair Ui; t
one man in Utah shoull hav'C thirty
wives, whilst the President of this groat
nation has none !
H I is reported that emigration to
Cuba has been going on quietly and le
gally foi months past, and is supposed to
bo invited by tho Revolutionists. A
seeroct agent of the Government is at
New Orleans, but he detects no illegal
8" Wo oall the attention of our
friends to the advertisement of the new
Jewelry Store lately opened in Eaton,
by Mr.-J. M. IIinmak. Hie stock of
goods is large and well selected, and
great induccmcntsare offered customers.
Call at his establishment,
Legislative Summary.
The Senate yesterday ordered the
bill making partial appropriations for
tho current year, to be engrossed for its
third reading to-day. Considerable
discussion was had in Committoa of the
Wfeole on various bills of no genual
Tn the House the bill to regulate pri
vate baiking Was postponed to thcJrrst
Monday in January 181)0. Mr. Gilson,
thd-Speaker protein, was qualified by
receiving the oath of office. The Fi
nance Comittcc was instructed by res
olutions to examine the provisions of
the semi-annual tax law and report
upon the expediency of so amending
said law as to provide that treasurers
may temporarlfy olose their respective
offices for the purpose of preparing their
semi-annual settlements with the Audi
tor of State. A resolution introduced
by Mr. Harrison and carried by a vote
of 41 to 42, directs the Committee on
Common Schools to report upon the
practicability and expediency of so
amodingjhe School law, as to require
the several counties oi" itf Stte " raW
from thachool Fund the anionntaser-
crallv naid bv thorn pro rata. inn vote
n agreeing to tho Senate amendment
to tho bill authorizing the city of Tole
do to borrow money, was reconsidered
and the till laid on the table. A no-jKofe-MfAade
and laid on the table to
Ppreo? thV t-ttPc b'y which the House
refused to pass Mr. Hubbell's 7 per
cent, interest bill. New bills were in
troduced as follows : by Mr. Harrison
supplementary to the act to relieve the
District Courts; by Mr. Brooke, to reg
ulate the business of Fire and Marine
Insurance in this State; by Mr. Rodgers,
of Clark, for tho relief of Sureties in
certain cases; by Mr. Raymond, to
protect Gas Companies ; by Mr. Allen,
of Ashtabula, supplementary to the act
for the encouragement of Agriculture ;
Ivy Mr. Cox, of Knrx, to amend the
School Law, and by Mr. Paino, for ma
king partial appropriations for the ycrr
1860. The two Houses met in Joint
Convention in the afternoon to attend
upon the opening of returns of the last
Statesman of Saturday.
l)?r, On New Year's Eve, tho board
ers of the Walnut Street House, Cin
cinnati, presented the Proprietor, Judge
Sweeney, with a beautiful diamond pin.
Wc copy from the local columns of the
Enquirer the remarks made on the oc
casion, and add that the testimonial was
appropriate and well merited. The
Walnut Strct House is one of the finest
stopping places in the city, as all will
attest who have sojourned there, and
became acquainted with the Judge aid
his gentlemanly Clerks :
Judge Sifecitry It has devolved up
on me on this, the eve of a new year.on
behalf of the boarders ol the Walnut-
street House, here assembled, to express
their sentiments of regard and highes
them for you as a landlord, a gentle
manly bearing to all, united with a strict
and close attention to their comforts as
host during the year. -Now within a
:eu- houos ef its close, they would also
request your acceptance of this slight
testimonial expressive of their esteem
and now let me add, our hearty wishes
for a comming happy and prosperous
iMcw 1 er !
Judge Sweeney made the fol'.owin
reply :
JLadiet and Gentlemen : It would be
lifeless ia me to attempt an expression
ru reard to this uulooked-for, if not
unmerited! token of your kindness to
ward me. Su&ce it to say, that what
ever my course may have been hereto
fore, 1 shall endeavor ia the future to
merit the same generous regards. If fail
ing in that, I shall at least have the
consciousness of knowing that your
kindness- will ever be appreciated by
your humble servant; and, in conclusion
allow me to offer you my heartfelt
Tariff Prospects. A V asbington
correspondent writes his impression
about tariff measures "that such a mod
ification af the present tariff will be pro
posed, with the consent of the Admin
istration, as will produce a sufficient re
venue to provide for the expenditures
of the Government. It is propable the
duty on iron will be raised from 24 per
cent, (the present duty),, to 80 per cent.
But this will not be easily effected nu
less the duty on all cotton and woollen
fabrics he proportionably raised. In
the desire to help Pennsylvania and
New Jersey, New England must not be
aS?" An Indian chief, called Okemos.
died lately near Lansing, Mighigan.
was supposed to le over one hundred
years old. He was in the war of 1792,
both for and against Wuyna and St.
Clair, at different times. He had a sa
bre cutf slear across his back, made by
one of Mad Anthony Wayne's troopers.
At Fort Meigs he received wounds
which left hole.; in his skull into which
three fingers could be laid.
a editor,who has probably suf
fered some, tells the people how to stop
paper. He says ;
Call at ihe o2"C and fork up arrcara
gOB, and order it stoppcu a mn
and not refusa to take it out of the pyot
office, and sneak away like a puppy.
B3i.Gov. Sam Medary of Kansas has
made a requisition on tho president for
military aid in suppressing tho distur
bances In tho Territory, near Fort
Scott. '! :l
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Tub NqnTiitt'EST. Seven Statea,lll
Inois, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Wis
consin, Iowa and Minnesota, poll 1263,-
G00 votes, or one hundred thousand
votes more than the fifteen southern
States, three times as niany as New En-
glnd, ata, nearly a mtrq oi me wnoie
vote of the Uniou.
The London Times on the Presidents
The London Tines says, in its issue
received by the .steamer North America,
'that there is nothing in the message
that qan be ealled mere than usually
interesting. Whether the Chief Mag
istrate of the United States discusses
JonTcstic or foreign nffafrs,wc hear only
what we might of expected; at home ma
terial progress, and abroad visions of
territorial aggrandizement make op the
substance of his communication." It
then briefly criticises its points, and
says in regard to external affairs :
I "For a peaceful nation the United
taes are certainly most unfortunate in
their political relations. A quarrel with
the United States on some subject or
other is a matter of course; without one
a President's message would read tame
and meager. Mr. Buchanan therefore
evinces a laudable anxiety to keep one
in reserve. Great Britain having given
up the right of search, Mr. Buchanan
pays us many compliments upon our
moderates n. but declines to suggest any
means by which Spanish or South Amer
ican ships hoistiqg the Unitou States flag
can be interfered with."
It then refers to Mr. Buchanan's ref
erence to the slave-trade, and his ori
ginal proposition for its suppression,
and says that his arguments in regard
to the cession of Cuba are such as Ha
inan might have used when he wanted
to purchase the vineyard which was night
to his palace, and that it would be su
perfluous to point out tho exquisite
t'oreo of the argument. The Times then
sketches the Presideut's views in
regard to Mexico and Central America,
concludes as follows :
:It is evident that the utter decrepit
tude of the Spanish race, both north and
south of the Isthmus, is about to lead
the virtual supremacy of the Anglo
Americans in flie Whole of the tropical
regions. .
"There U no need of effected moder
ation on their part, and philanthrophy
which few w.ll credit. The fact is plain
enough that Mexico and Central Amer
ica, and the great Spanish Island, will
soon be under their sway, direct or in
direct. For our own part, we see little
to regret in the prospect, excepl the ex
tension and parpetuatiun of slavery in
Mexico and the other new Territories.
But that the Americms might jrain in
the end by forming Sta'ej und 'r the
equator we' do not beleVo. . The Euro
pean race becomes not only enfeebled,
but demoralized, by a residence between
the tropics, and fie Republic has already
suffered enough from the men of the
South to make it cautious how it turns
the Spanish main into the home of
American citizens.'
From the Lecompton Democrat, Dec. 23,
Governor Medary.
Governor Medary arrived here
Saturday, the 18th instant. On' Satnr
d ty, a deputation of Free State men call
cd on him in behalf of the citizens of
Linn and Bourbon counties, who are
now sufferinsr from tho depredations of
a band of tl ieves and murderers under
the command of Montgomery, of the
Lane militia. These outlaws met at
Twin Mound, in Linn county. and there
resolved that they would bid defience
to all law, whether of Congress or of
this Territory, and that no man wheth
er Free State or otherwise, should serve
an , -writs on them, aud especially pro
claimed their determination not to be
tried on tho bills found against them
recently by a Grand Jury of Free State
men. They marched to Fort 8eott, in
Bourbon county, aud released one o!
their band, one Ben Rice, who was there
under arrest they killed one man, and
arrested several Free State men whom
they knew had denounced their villan
es. Among others, they seized George
A. Crawford, an ardent Free State
man, and held him a prisoner in the
iplaza for some two hours bareheaded.
We have also learned that they are now
holding, as a prisonor.Capt. John Ham
ilton, who is Deputy Sheriff, and also
an ardent anddoyal Free State msn.
These villians are about at the end of
their string, before they get much fur
ther they will learn that their career in
Kansas is ended. The loyal men of
Kansas freely vent their indisnation
against the doings oft lose triev s and
robbers, who are now trying to give us
a practical illustration of their popular
ideas of "freedom." We most unhesi
tately record our opposition to tu li
freedom, the less we h;.ve it the bet er
As the power in those counties is in the
hands of Free State men, the responsi
bility mainly devo've3 on them bring
ing tl.es2 miscreants to justice. We
are happy to know that they are resolv
ed to do their duty.
Democratic State Convention.
At a mseting of the Democratic Stato
Central Committee held in Columbus,
on January 8, 1850, it was.
"Jtesolued, That the next Democratic
State Convention be held in the city of
Columbus.on Thursday May 2G, 1859,
for the puroose of placing in nomina
tion the following officers : Oovernor,
Lieutenant-Governor, Supreme Judge,
Auditor of State, Treasurer of State.
Sccretay of State, School Commissioner
an 1 Jlembcr of the 15oarc5 ot l'ubiic
On motion, it was further
''Jlesolced, That the ratio of repre-eh-'ion
in said Convention be one vote
for every five i'anJrcd cast for T. W.
Hartley for Supreme Judge in laJS,."1?1!
ona vote for every fraction of two hun
dred and fifty or over, cast for the same."
The N. i). Jicayuiie's correspondence
at Mexico, under date of Dec. 20, says :
"G uadlajar-a has been retaken by the
Government. It fbll on the fifteenth,
after an attack of one day. The Liber
als, with all their advantages of superi
or1 force, good pbsitions, " ibrdfloationa,
artillery, &c., have been whipped and
retired. The condirion of the coantry
is daily becoming worse.
Attack on Fort Scott by Montgomery
and his Men.
The following letter from a corres
pondent of the St. Louis RcnubUcan.
with All due allowance for its partisan
coloring, isintensely interestine :
FORT SCOTT, K. T. Dec. 17, '58.
Kansas is again in a con
dition bordering npoirnrnfr. Cap
tain Montgomery, tbe "Free-State"
bandit chief, is under arms in the coun
ties of Bourbon and Linn, assisted by
Captain John Brown, of Ossawattomie
memory and other leaders.
Yesterday morning, as davlirhl -.
about dawning, these leaders, with thokj
wuipmuva, uuiuuenug jrpm seventy to
one hundred men, entered the town of
Fort Scott for the purpose of rescuing
"Ben Rice," one of their number, from
the custody of the Sheriff. That officer
at the time was sleeping on his "claim,"
more than a mile out of town, and did
hot hear the alarm till it was top late.
Our townsmen were.alJ asleep in their
sepcrare houses. Before the' inmates of
the "Free State Hotel," in which the
prhone-r Ws ktspt, knew what was going
mese guerrillas Dud possession ot
the building, and we:e striking off the
chains of the nrisoner whn wac KaLI nn.i
der indictment for murder and assault
with intent to kill. Captain Montgom
ery had a fire already kindled outside,
with which to fire the building in case
any one should shoot. Our town is so
compactly built that one fire must ne
cessarily destroy at least 8100,000 worth
of property. Deputy Marshal CampbelJ,
who kept the house, held one of the
rooms against them, assisted by some
friends, fhey tried to get hold of him
to hang or shest him. They snapped a
Sharpe's rifle at Mr. Diamon, the jailor
of hiec. Having rescued Rice they
went to pillaging the. . rooms. They
stole shirts, coats, boots, gloves, and
whatever it was profitable to take. They
got. a Sharpe's rifle from Mr. Gallaher,
our Postmaster, worth 850, though it
was not in his possession at the time of
.their taking it. They took guns and
pistols wherever they could find them.
They were so doubly armed with re
volvers and Sharpe's rifles, that the few
who had guns saw no chance to resist
t'hpin. ' '
While this was going on inside, .Cap
tain Montgomery remained on the pnb
lie square with at least half of his men.
He took the precaution t station guards
af. every house, to shoot or capture who
ever might present theniselvcs.
Later in tt?e enjngemcnt, the house
and store of Dr. Blake Little became
the ffcenc of mo;t intense interest. ' It
the exeitcmei t was intense outside, it
was thrilling to the inmates. There
were in the houe the "old Doctor," his
son, John H. Little, who was recently
our Deputy Marshal, his friend, George
A. Crawford, the President of the Town
Company, aud the black girl and little
black bov. Mr'. C. informs me that
they were aroused from leep by the lit
tie boy announcing that the town was
full of ' jay-h iwkers " .who I al taken
the hotel. As soon as thev could dressu
and seize their guns, John Little rush
ed to the door to sec whether theifc?her
iffs posse were rallying, and to view
the position of Montgomery's men.:
The guard advancing on him, he told
him to stand back. The request not be
ing obeyed, they both fired SO simulta
neously that Mr. C. did not ascertain
that the guard had fired until after all
was over, and he found "the ball had
lodged just above Mr. Little's head.
Mr. L. then closed the door, remark
ing that he had shot one of them. The
early hour of the morning'precluded
the probability of any firing by tho cit
izens as a posAc, the inmates could only
act on the defensive until they should
hear that the action had become gen
eral. On the one side of them were
windows looking out upon the pointed
rifles, from one of which came a ball
through the window a stove-pipe and a
partition wall. They could hear steps
about the doors, and momentarily ex
pected the first firing to be followed
up by an onslaught upon the house.
Soon John Little disappeared into the
store room in order to get a view of
the hotel and the mob. He mounted a
dry-goods box, and was rubbing the
dust off tho window above the door,
when a ball penetrated his forehead
and felled him to the floor.
Covered with blood and gasping in
death, he lay there for two long h urs
before our townsmen could know of his
condition. In almost breathless sus
pense, and in this house f deat'i, Dr.
Little and Mr. Crawford awaited the
inevitable doom. There was not the
remotest chauce to call in friendly sym-
pathy for the dying, nor even to an
nounce tue condition oi tnctr coinraae.
No prospect of any firing on the part of
our citizens, no knowledge of tho rea
son ol it, no cnance lor anything out
the fate that poor John,had met like a
man. There was some hope of selling
life to better advantage and that was ail.
They heard the cry to firo the building,
in which were several kegs of powder.
They saw them plant the cannon against
the house, and the riflemen range round
the doors and windows. They heard
the order to "make ready."
At thut thrilling moment Mr. C. ad
vanced to an up-stairs window, and
raised his hand to lift it, thinking it
might appease the crowd or rally friends
to tell him Little had been shot. But
a dozen rifles stared them iu the face,
and he saw no chance but to take fate
as it might come. Just thou lady
outside raised the cry that there were
women and children in the house. A
moment's time was given to get them
out. A lady rushed in and got thegirl
and boy out, but they were frightened
hack bv the rifles. As the Doctor look
ed through the partly opened door, they
C . l . . r ..I 1 - t
drew si'ht upon htm and amanusjrniBXj.-aserninjp.
to lay uowu mo
i i l.: . r. .1 In j. hft "yphiiMT '
This he -refused .
to do remarking that they had smieu
bis son, and his own life was now. bub
of little value. In this parteynandens-i
pense, Mrs. Campbell and daughter
rushed in, and an old Free State man
planted himself in th9 door to prevent
the mob from
of pointed rifles was close around the
door. The announcement of Little's
death seemed to be reprieve for the Doc
sr and Mr. C. They passed out thro'
barricade of cocked rifles. Mr. C. then
begged Captain Montgomery to spare
iSe ttuilding and the goods.
.They began the work of plunder by
stealing the belt and pistol from the
pd of the dying man. Some of them
chuckled in glee as he breathed his last.
They seized upon the store goods llkp
vultures upon prey. In less than" "half
an hourMhey packed aft aai krried
away not less than five thousand dollars'
worth of the Doetor's best gOdds" r$.
Ransom, Mr, -Crawford, and at hexa. Ma
soned with thoni, sff w&Jtjpi Re
nounced tncui, Dut all to no purpose.
!Piie were tlrvrj "VOWnHRVSHMbraHsW.
The hotel stable was tUcn broken open,
and men rushed ut to slfeaT fcerscs. Mr.
C. and Sheriff Bull prevailed on them
to desist. At last-aUW, SfWfF
got Captain Montgomery' to offeg his
men , out of the sAW- j "And all .this,-'
said one of them, "i to show you what
freeiuj9fc,ttaido.'v7 a Ja&q .'T-.iASff
In! -i long feen.ferencsaftei w ird, held
on the street; between - Mr.. iC oiii
part of our citizens and Captain
gomery, the. latter avowed his determi
nation to resist the Government to the
d-'ath. He could annoy the. IliBiWl
Stass a long s tW Seminole Indians
did. tie and his men would resist all
arrests for past offences, and would re
main in the field until they have secar
cd their terms, lie said iliat Dr. LrtfTt
had justly forfeited his :Rfe to.the peopis
of Kansas for helping frame (fob Le
compton Constitution, but that hitj&Mf
bairs spared him. He talked as if a.
state of war exists, and justified his nqtr
under that pica. He pledged k is 4Mb
that outrages should cease if slur people
wilt not bring the law to bear upon tlie
past conduct of himself and his aMtflb?!
Mr. C. replied that we have no right
to compromise crime ; that we can only
leave him and his men to auswer to the
offended law.; that while he woaldi
making compromises his men would be
committing, fresh robberies ; that his
persecution of Pro -sin very men would
call down vengeance on the heads of
innocent Free-State men, and that he
might soon be responsible ('another
Marais des Cygnes murder. He assured
Montgomery that since the Hamilton?,
the Brochetts, tin Ct jker-arid sftfcq
ruffians of the Pre slavery party had
gone, the Free State men will dr4
the Pro-slavery men of town wttii Br
lives, of which he- would have received
proof if he had not taken us unawares.
H: replied to all the other positiee of
Montgomeryand this ended the sec
Rights of Railway Passenger.
The fowjnj-4taicment ofTulesanu
regulations is DasatU upon actual deci
sions of Courts, in the various cases re
rating to the several subjects mentioned :
It lias been legally decided that -if pli
ca n ts for tickets on railroads can be ejec
ted from the cars if they do not olrir
the exact amount of their fare. Th
Cjndu tors are not bound to u k
c'inrc. All railroad tickets arc good
t 1 unci1, and coi ditiuns "goodnlrTnT
d ty only," or otherwise limitins tho
time of genuiueuess, are of no account.
Passengers are bound to observe decor
um in the cars, and are obliged to com
ply with all reasonable demands to show
tickets. Standing upon a platform, or
otherwise violating a rule of the compa
ny, renders a person liable to. be p ul
frum-. the train. No person has a right
tp monopolize more seats than he has
paid for and any article left in 'p,
while the owner is temporarily absent
entitles him to the place upasj .his return.
8m- The New York Hrrald sum Up a
review of the gold fields of the United
StuteSj with the following- estimate of
eur tuture gold crop : "Ualilorota grass
us a million a week. All the orker
fields, we can safely say with what facta
wc already have, will give us at least
half as much. Our gold crop is there
fore likely to be for years to come at
the rate of a million and a half per
week, or seventy-seven million's of dol
lars per annum equal to one half ef
the Value of the cotton crop of the coun
BgSuThe Charlottsville Ad vocate says;
The demand for slaves exceeds anything
we Cver before witnessed in this county.
The i rices given are enormous. From
twelve to fiitjeu hundred dollars for
u.er, and from a thousand to thirteen
hundred for women, are the limits in
which wo have known slaves sold in tl
last ftw days.
Governor of Nebraska. Tks
Washington Star say's it is confidently
i given out "on the A enuo" tfct ttte.
i Hon. Samuel W. Blitck, one of the
United States Judges for Nebraska, wi I
be appointed Governor of that Territory,
and that his present position will be
filled bv a prominent citizen fGeefgia,
wh- se fr'ends are pressing hTitr. foV tl.
ScS Tho appearance of thJf treasona
ble address from the Alabama League
of United Southerners induces the M.
phisi'irifc, a prominent Southern paper,
to say that if . its signers had their do-
serts they would be ' hanged as hich as
Sam ail- The number of persons in
the United States who think . it is time
to commence., hangup DisunJooiat in,
the North and South is increasing,. The
strength. of ,the, Government upon the
rascals might as well be tried first as
iMfe -ti? i eey .. tta ii'
H cxa Himself ! George " Wearer,
who was arrested a short time atro, on
change of stealing earponter tools, and
confined fn the jail, hanged himself this
. TT . - 1 1.-1 . .
mo su nis oca ie to pie
Ma Ihtti
cos, about IX) o'clock, md fastened ens
end around his neck, and the oiher to a
place on the .wall of his cell, nfl awnr
rt- I f ill I u -
on. no was iounu oy ins ieiiow
oners, eort'down, and after benng
-where ho could gfct fresh air he
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