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Washington, June 12.
' Ssiuts. Mr. Hamlin, of Maine, Asked
to be released from his position as chair
toan of the Committee on Commerce. Ho
made ft few remarks, saying, that since the
endorsement, by the Cincinnati Convention,
of the measures which hare led to the out
rages in Kansas, ho could bold no further
political fellowship with the authors. Re
quest agreed to.
Butlor is now replying to Sumner. The
galleries are crowded.
Mr. Butler expressed the opinion that
Sumner's speech was condemned by the
country. He said it was nlled witu gross
personal calumnies on him, and there was
nothing in it to distinguish it from all
Sumner's other Abolition speeches. It was
characterized by indecency and falsehood.
Butler sternly condemned the Legislature
of Massachusetts for the passage of resolu
tions in the matter, and understood the
circumstances of the case, and excused his
relative, Brook's conduct.
. L Housi. Met; but no quorum being
present, adjourned. :
St. Louis, June 12.
Messrs. Howard and Sherman, of the
Congressional Investigation Committee, ar
rived km Kansas to-day- They are at
Barnum's Hotel Mr. Oliver stopped at
The Committee were at Westport, Mis
souri, eicht days. While there, large par
ties of armed men from different parts of
Missouri, marched through in guerrilla
parties into the territory, and were engaged
fa robbing, killing, and driving out the set
tlers. -'. The Committee have been quiet but very
searching in their investigation. They go
to Detroit to remain for several days. The
testimony given is said clearly to prove that
of the five thousand five hundred votes giv-
en at the .Legislative election in March,
1855. only eleven hundred were cast by
actual residents, and of these the names of
but eight hundred appear in the Census
St. Louis, June 14.
A letter to the Democrat, from Lawrence,
of the 8th, says: "The report that Robin
son had been hung by a mob is untrue.
Robinson, Brown, Smith, Dcitzler, and Jen
kins are still confined at Lecompton, guard
ed by U. S. dragoons. Several ladies from
Lawrence have been permitted to visit them.
Gentlemen are not allowed that privilege.
"At Palmyra, five pro-slavery men were
killed and several wounded. Three Free
Soilors were wounded, but none killed.
"Several wagons on their way to Law
rence, bad been stopped at Westport, Mis
souri, searched and stripped of their contents
by persons not citizens of that town.
' "A printing pres3 had been destroyed at
"It is reported that the mails have been
forcibly searched at Franklin.
. "J. M. Barnard reported killed, is alive.
About six thousand dollars worth of mer
chandise, horses and oxen has been seized
by a party of Free State men.
St. Louis, June 16.
' ' Capt Pattie, writing to the Republican,
under date of Kansas, June 12, says: Com
parative quiet reigns in Kansas no fight
ing going: on the U. S. troops are disband-
incr all unlawful military bodies. Ia cases
where they have reassembled, all arms are
taken from them. If nothing, unlooked for,
occurs to derange things, there will, doubt
less, be peace in a Tery short timo.
St. Louis, June 17.
About 8 o'clock last night, a fire broke
out in tho extensive rectifying establishment
of Houseman, Smith & Co., which, together
with the large Grocery and Commission
Houses of W. S. Gilman, and Berthold,
Bettondy & Co., were entirely consumed.
Almost the entire stock of Gilman, consist
ing of an immense quantity of valuable
merchandise, was destroyed. Berthold,
Bentiondy and Co.'s goods wero mostly got
out, uninjured. Houseman, Smith fc Co.
lost a large amount of liquors and other val
uable stock.
The house of Brown, Goddins & Co.,
Livermore ik Cooly, and the U. S. Quarter
Master and Commisioner's office, and Gov
ernment store house, in the same block,
were saved by the exertions of the firemen.
The origin of the fire is not known. Loss
computed at from $75,000 to $100,000.
Insurance not yet ascertained.
From New York.
New York, June 16.
" Hon. Lot Merrill, of the
Convention of Maine, repudiates Buchanan's
CoL Fremont authorizes plump denial to
statements telegraphed concerning his posi
tion. Ho says ho recognizes neither Amer
ican or anti-American, Whig, Democrat or
Abolition party, in the approaching canvass
but simply union of the people, for freedom
of Kansas and the arrest of slavery extension.
Report Contradicted.
New York, June 16 In reply to a story
that the Committee of the Massachusetts
delegation to the North American conven
tion which waited on Fremont, and received
an assurance from him that he approved of
the main feature of the Americru platform,
would carry them out, and accept the North
American nomination although ho had no
other, the committee publish tho following
card.- . .- - . -
The above statement is false. No pledg
es have been made by Fremont, and none
asked from him, Sifrned : Elihu C. Baker,
Timothy Davis and Wra. Sutton of Mass.
From California.
New York, June 16.
J The New York Express has seen several
private letters from San Francisco, concern
wd events there connected with the mur-.
dor of King. One of the Vigilaut Com
. dittoes has upwards of 5,000 members on
its muster roll, and that Casoy and Cora
will certainly be executed. -".
May 22. The Vigilance Committee had
'determined to sit until San Francisco and
the entire State should bo subjected to a
thorough purification. ' They have pre
pared a list, embracing rho names of about
180 of the most notorious murders, gam
blers, arrd blacklegs, all of whom will be
required to quit the country, on short no
tice or contemplate sumnary justice before
the Tribunal of Judge Lynch. Among
them, are Yankee Sulivan. and Daniel
Broderick, tho Litter of whom was at one
time, tho Democratic candidate for tho U.
8. senate. It is stated, on good authority,
that '11 tho State officials intend to resign,
' and the people are Ldined to look on the
' Vigilance Committee as the law-giver. It
is rumored that a project fur a nr treaty
between the United States and Nicaragua
is entertained, and it is thought it will
bays an important bearing on the desti
' nies of Nicaragua and the Central Ameri-
'Btates, " ....... .'. .
National Republican Convention.
Philadelphia, June 16.
The Ohio delegates met this afternoon,
and took an informal ballot, which stood,
Chase, 84 ; McLean, 24 ; Fremont, 10. Fre
mont will probobly be noninated.
Philadelphia, June 17.
The Republican Convention assembled at
Musical iund Hall, at 11 o clock.
All the delecrjites have already reported
themselves, and were called to order at 11
o'clock. Hon. Robert Emmot in the Chair.
The Kansas delegation were received with
Mr. Emmet, on taking the Chair, said he
had beon for fifty years connected with the
Democratic party, and until that party had
ur, . no orir platform upon which ho could
stand. He admired Buchanan as a man,
bat politically he was deadly hostile to him
and the platform on which he stood.
Amone the committee on credentials are, Austin Guth-
ner, of Ohio; S. B. Harve y of Wisconsin; J. D. Arnold,
Illinois; F. P. Blair, or Maryland; bteele Blair, of renn
svlvama: Geo. A. Coo, of Michigan: Cbaa. A Teste, of Iowa;
V. P. Wood, of Kansas: J. W. Sherman, of lows; J. P.
Philllpa, of Minnesota: H. G. Bennett, of Nebraska; E. G.
Spauldint;, of New York.
A resolution ra offered br Mr. Wtttnot, which wm
adopted, proridiog for the appointment of & committee
one, trom each atate and territory, dt me aeieiratee, TO re
port a platform, and that no bolloting shall be had until
platform is reported, and that resolutions on the subject
be referred to the committee without debate.
The followinr. are members of the committee on plat
form: J. P. Christianry, of Michigan; J, P. Duprees,
Indiana: J. r. Howell, or Iowa; John K. Kine, or new
Tork; J. R. Giddinira of Ohio; J. P. Potter, of Wisoonsin;
G. S. Brown of Illinois; Alex. Ramsay, of Minnesota; G.
B. Birkelev, of Kentucky.
Gen. Viet, of Keneseiaer, N. Y, stated that a delega
tion, reporting a council of one hundred friends of the al
merited Silas Wright, and who could trace their pedigree
to a Tompkins, and a Geo. Clinton, who refused to be
harnessed to the ear of Slavery, were present, and moved
that they be admitted to seats on the floor .
An objection was made that, if all were admitted the
hall could not hold them.
Pending the debate on this motion, and without definite
action, the convention adjourned.
The convention re-axaombled at 4 o'clock, and the re
port of the committee on organisation being announced as
first in order, reported the following officers; For Pres
ident, Henrv 8. I .arte, of Indiana; Vice Presidents. A. H.
Morrow of Maine, H. E. Carpenter of Ta, J. Babcock of
R. I, JnhnR. King of N. Y, John Ritter of Pa., V. B.
Cobb of Marrland, i. D. Blackett of Kv, J. Beard of Ind.,
R. S. Bingham of Mich, Jacob Bigriow of the D. C, F. E.
Pnmeroy of Kansas, H. E. Bennett of Nebraska, A. Tubb
of . H-, C. F. Adams of Mass., C. Cleveland of Conn, J.
r- Hnl.l,l..V J H R.it nf Tla fi Ttve of Vi.. R
P. SnauMins of Ohio. W. B. Archer of I1I..W. P. McKniirht
of Wis, F. Springier of Iowa, F. P. Folger of CaL, and
June 18.
P. 8. CoL J C Frehout was nominated for Presi
dent on the first ballot. For farther particulars see the
third page.
North American Convention.
New York, June 17.
The seccders from the North American
Convention met arain to-dav. A series of
resolutions were adopted in favor of Stock
ton and Raynor, in favor of freedom in Kan
sas, against the custom of pounding Sena
tors in the Senate Chamber, and denuncia
tory of the present administration, and in
favor of the Pacific R. R, and internal im
The resolutions were unanimously adopt
After some speeches, the Convention ad
journed sine die.
By Authority.
Washington, June 15.
The Star's correspondent says: "Mr.
Marcy has formally signified to the Danish
Minister, tho purpose of the President not
to make a forcible resistance to the collec
tions of tho Sound Dues, for one year from
the 14th inst,"
Tho Union, this A M., contains a lengthy
notice of tho Enlistment Question in tho
House of Lords, evidently prepared at the
State Department. It contains the follow
ing significant passage : "We repeat, and
we do so with satisfaction, that late inci
dents have essentially modified public opin
ion with regard to Lord Clarendon. How
far these new and more favorable impress
in regard to Lord. C, may bo relied
upon, we shall be better ablo to judgo when
wo see what response he has to make to
Mr. Marcy's last two dispatches.
Washington, June 15. Fire in Cincinnati-Theatre Destroyed.
Cincinnati, June 13.
The People's Theatre was entirely con
sumed by fire this P. M., with eight other
buildings, chiefly dwellings. Loss not ac
curately knowU, Nothing saved of the
Louisville, June, 17.
The State Prison of Jeffersonville, Ind,
now on fire and will probably bo consum
ed. t
Hon. John Sherman spent tho Sabbath
his home in Mansfield, and passed through
this city last night, en rout for Detroit,
where the other members of the Kansas
Committee now are, about to hold a session
there. Several witnesses driven from tho
territory by violence, will bo examined.
Howard, one of tho Committee, says
that a worse state of things exists in Kan
sas, than is represented in the newspapers.
Tho mails are 6toppod from both ways,
openod nd searched by border ruffians.
Mr. H. is in very poor health, tho result of
arduous labor in tho Territo;y.
Sandusky Register.
Letter from S. N. Wood. Mr. Wood
writes us from ML Gilead that ho is alive
and well and hopes yet to do something for
freedom in Kansas. Ho says: "Our prop
erty has been destroyed by thousands, and
families have been left destitute, yet I as
sure vou the free stiite settlers aronot dishear
tened nor discouraged, but will rally in
their might and drive these minions of op
pression from the State or perish in tho at
tempt ". v o have arrived at that point in
Kansas aftairs wuore forbearance lias ceased
be a virtue. May wo not hope that the
North now, will take hold of the matter in
good earnost f I believe that one thousand
armed emigrants from tho free States sent
Kansas at once, would save too country
freedom, and prevent a bloody civil wan
alone ought to send that number.
she do it T Yes that is the question
will she do it f We have had a great
many Kansas indignation meetings but
nothing has come out of them but talk.
Kansas needs one thousand fresh emigrants,
armed and equipped for any emergency
can the whole North furnish such a troop ?
Sandusky Jiegister.
A few days since, a barber offered a re
ward of $50 for the best receipt for "in
stantly removing superfluous hair." Among
the nnswers was one forwarded by a geu-
tlcman in Kingston. wc give it: "Under
take to kiss a woman agiiinst her wilL"
A President who has the Treasury at his
back and a hundred thousand office-holders
to electioneer for him, and who yet begins
with about two fifths and soon wilts away
to less than a third of his party s nomina
ting convention, is m a rapid decline, and
miebt as well confess it. Can Franklin
Pierce be tho only man among twenty-Jive
millions who does not prccoive this ? N.
Y. Tribune.
Judro Peck has written a letter to tho
Portsmouth Tribune declining the nomina
tion of the Fillinoro Americans for Supreme
The Acceptance of Mr. Fillmore.
Wo are of those who believed that Mr.
Fillmore would decline tho nomination ten
dered him by the pro-slavery wing of tho
Know Nothing party. As a Northern con
servative man it appeared impossible to as
sent to the platform upon which his ac
ceptance would placo him, it being thorough
ly Southern, and sanctioning the repeal of
tho Missouri Compromise.
But the telegraph informs ns that he has
accepted, and a day or two will give us his
reasons for so doing. Whatever those reas
ons may be, tho influence which his accept
ance will havo upon tho coming struggle,
can bo easily seen, even at this part in the
campaign. Mr. Fillmore's strength, as he
is now situated, lies wholly at tho South,
and there he will make a good run. There
fore it will help the Republican cause just
as Mr. Van Kuren, in '44, aided the Whig
cause; only transferring tho field of that in
fluence from the North to tho South.
Mr. Fillmore's frionds aro confident of
his success in Kentucky, in Maryland, in
Doleware, and. believe he can carry Tennes
see, and even entertain hopes of his success
in Virginia. At the North we cannot con
ceive that he will damago tho Republican
cause, as those who can accept the South
American platform, would, in tho event of
nis declination, refrain from voting, or cast
their votes for Mr. Buchanan.
Instead therefore of lessening the chances
of Republican success, we are sanguine that
the running of Mr. Fllmoro will increase
them. Cleve. Herald.
That Economical Legislature.
- Wo proved, two weeks ago, that tho ex
penses of the State, between the fusion
and Locofoco administration amounts to
in favor of the economy of the Fusionists.
1 he slack Locofoco sheet, of this place,
merely repeats the statement we havo refu
ted, and adds another of his correct calcu
lations, here it is :
"The whole cost of the printing, kc, for this session
will he MO,000! But this leirislature has only taken a re
cess. It has adjourned until the first Hnndav of January
next, when it will again meet at a cost of 63,600 more!
n nal will De cne aiuerence.
" Par of Fusion members and Derkg for a session
of 200 days $127,200
Add Printing, ic, 40,00
Cost of the last locofoco Legislature, including
everything, per diem. Printing, ke &C, $86,500
Difference! M,T0
"Here is a difference of orer EIGHTY THOUSAND
We are not in tho habit of making state
ments of facts and fiiniros without taking
them from tho records, wo will not there
fore, placo this new phase of discussion be
fore tbe public till we are ablo to get the
fractions. But we invito attention to a fow
facts well known. In tho first " placo tho
Black Locofoco sheet asserted that the ex
penses of tho last legislature wero over
$1 00,000,00, and thereupon ho comes down
to our figures, but adds the Stale Printing!
This however does not do, for still it falls
short of ihoper diem of the locofoco legis
lature ! Ho therefore takes a dcw track,
wonderfully acute; and prophecies what
tho expenses of the next session are to be,
and adds them to his statement of the last
Republican Legislature, and then balance
tho two against tho per diem of one ses
sion of the Locofocos ! !
By this stylo of calculation ho thinks
to docive some poor mutton headed
dupe, and announces $80,700 as tho
difference ! Why not have it a littlo larg
er? Why not say that tho cost of tho
Republican Legislature for the next ten
years at $63,000 per year will be six hund
red and thirty thousand dollars, 030,000
Cost of one locofoco legislature 80,000
Difference in favor of locofocos, $550,000.
Five hundred and fifty thousand dollars!
There is a genteel sum for you. But let
him not torget to add that these "tusiomsts
were obliged to pay for JCSTJohn G. Bres
lin's deficits, alone, enough to pay off the
entire Fusion legislature for two tears
andahalfx Pior let him forget to
state that the entire stealings and embez
zlements, defalcations and pilferings of the
locofocos for two years, which these Fusion
ists have to pay for .itSTVould maintain
the Ohio Legislature for Thirteen Years jFf
Tiffin Tribune.
The Low Wages speech.
Tho newspapers aro after James Buchan
an's low wages, speech, made in the TJ. S.
Senate, and which was answered with so
much effect by John Davis, of Mass. It
was made during tbo discussion of the
Presidential question of '44, and was famil
iar to every person. It is more than twelve
rears sinco we read it, says tho Uniontown,
Pa., Standard, of tho 11th, yet we distinct
ly recollect this remarkable passage :
Rrdoce the nominal, Tprire of labor! to the real stand
ard thronffont the srorM, and you cover the country with
benefits and blessings.'
A carefully compiled statement of the
prices of labor in tho various countries of
tho world, as well as in this country, was
made at that time, which proved tho aver-
ago price of a days' labor to be about ten
cents, llio specca ot Mr. tsucnanan recoil
ed upon him, and he made another, in which
ho tried to cat up what ho had said in the
first. y. Y. Express.
A Threat.
The Iscw York Day Bool; a Buchanan
paper, says:
"The time is close at nana . wnen sucn
statesmen as Sumner and Halo will have
justice, full justice done them ; when in short
an Abolitionist will bo lynched as readily
m New York or .Boston as in Charleston or
New Orleans." !
Wo all know what, in tho language of
tho Slave Democracy, constitutes an Abo
litionist. Therefore, good friends Whigs,
Democrats, Free Soilers "read, learn, and
outwardly digest" tho above delicate mor
sel. You see what you have got to come
to in this free country, provided (that's the
word) provided they succeed in electing
Buchanan, BreckenriJgc and the Border
Ruffians on tho Cincinnati platform. Hur
ra for tho three B.'s ! Col. Journal.
The Great "Unsettled."
James Buchanan is the man that never
settled anything. Ho 501110(1 down a Fed
eralist in early life, but his connections
becoming unsettled, ho turned out a full
fledged Democrat. As a diplomatist he
undertook to "settlo" the Oregon controversy
by holding out "54 40" as "clear and un
questionable," but his claim in that busi
ness, was awfully "unsettled" by the accept
ance of 8omo five degrees less. Ho went
to England, but "settled" nothing. Ho
came away leaving everything unsettled.
He triod to, but did not, settle tho enlist
ment dispute. Ho did not settle the Cen
tral American question. He did not settle
the disputed arbitration of the Clayton Bul
wer Treaty. In short bo settled nothing.
Altogether, ho has never settled anything,
at home or abroad. and we don't believe
ho ever will. X. Y. Express.
II. II. Barsey, Stato Commissioner of
Common Schools spoke at the Court House on Wednes
day evening last.
Friday, June 20, 1856.
Republican State Ticket.
Shout Thru OZIAS BOWKN, of Marion.
Loso Tirji JOSIAII SCOTT, of Butler.
ANSON S II VI II, of Franklin.
JOIIN U. W1DDELL, of Rosa.
CAIF.B K. SWrriL of Hamilton.
For the Campaign.
Wt tcill uniiil Ike JOURNAL farm tail tint until af
ter tkt class qf the Preeidential Election, lit f December,
for the low price ef 62 cents, poyoWs is abtajtcb.
TEH COPIES Kill be tent for $5. Should emu ef our
friends in the eountrf feel inclined to lend us helping
hand hu obtaining euotcrioert to the JOURNAL, ehall
be thankful. We ehall be pleated to have our country pat
rout call on ut whenever they titit Fremont. The latch-
ttring will alvaut be on the outside.
Circulate the documents. Rally, Freemen! four coun
try needs your faithful services.
Jocrxxi. OrriCR, June 20th, 1838.
An Honest Man.
Hamlin, of Maine, arose in his
place in the U. S. Senate, a few days since,
and asked leave to resign bis chairmanship
of the committee on commerce ; giving as
a reason that sinco tho endorsement of the
repeal of the Missouri Compromise by tho
Cincinnati Convention, ho could no longer
act with tho Democratic party, but should
henceforth do all in his power to secure its
Last Night's Jubilee.
On hearing; the result of the Philadelphia, National Re
publican Convention, in the nomination of JOHN C. FRE
MONT, for President, and WILLIAM L. DAYTON, of -N.
J for Vice President, it was resolved to hare a jubilee in
the evening. Croghax's old Aram, which speaks for all
parties, but a little louder when speaking in Freedom's
cause, called the crowd together. Some 400 or 500 men
gathered on the corner of Front St. and the Pike, a huge
bonfire was built and the speaking commenced. H. Ev
erett, Esq., Dr P. Bractard, Rev. G. R. Brows, R. P.
BrcKLAND, Esq., nd Hon. L. Gelfi.t, each made short but
pointed speeches for Freedom, and tbe aominees of the
convention. Every thing passed off finely; the nomina
tions were well received, and the friends of freedom more
determined to work and trinmph. The gun was well
manned, talked in earnest; and was in charge of the boys.
The fire is stiU burning this morning, and ite spirit wiU
not be quenched until the new and Republican administra
is inaugurated.
$3T The Messenger's report of tho do
ings at tho ratification meeting, June 7th,
would make a tiger titter. Tho eloquence
of this production, is only equalled by its
grammar. Its title is, "What they done in
Fremont,'' fec. The man who wrote that
Buchanan was nominated by exclamation,
tho only man who is capable of such a
burst of eloquence as this. Why should
such a genius be trammelled by tho petty
rules of grammar. One with tho fear of
Murray and Webster before his eyes would
havo written, "What they did in Fremont,"
&c., but this writer cares as littlo for gram
mar as ho does for truth and decency. He
mentions all the speakers except Mr. Flaugh
er, the editor of tho Democrat. This omis
sion is the smallest aud weakest meanness
that tho world has yet seen. If any man
ever does a smaller thing he will only suc
ceed by taking lessons of tho Messenger.
But while tho other speakers aro barely
mentioned, G. W. Glick, Esq., is reported
at length. Tho original and brilliant idea
of tho sameness of, democracy in the past
and the present was his theme. This was
tho hobby on which poor Gov. Medill rode
during List fall's campaign, and broke down.
The Governor weighed two hundred or more,
but as George and his eloquence aro not
weighty, perhaps with good care, tho hobby
may carry him and bis fortunes through this
tsv" We observe that the Messengerund Democrat are
the most intimate terms-of brotherly love, their hearts
overflow with afloction for each other and their walk
blissful as that of a girl of sixteen, with an accepted lov
er's arm encircling her waisfc; on a moonlight evening.
Tifin Tribune.
Things havo assumed a different shape,
brother Gray, and their walk is not so
"blissful." There is no "encircling arm"
now, but if you watch closely, you will see
instead, the gleaming blade concealed with
in the folds of that friendly-seeming cloak,
ready for tho fatal thrust. The Democrat,
for several weeks, poured out its vials of
wrath upon the heads of tho "disorgauizers,"
which they said not a word. Tho Dem
ocrat is now silent, and this silence is om
inous. Wo havo heard that a price was
paid, but did not learn tho nmount. The
conductors of tho Messenger have never in
timated through their sheet that such a pa
per as tho 5aiiy democrat was puD-
lished in the county, and wo tully believe
that one-half of tho democracy of the coun
ty aro of tho opinion that tho Democrat has
been discontinued. The Messenger issued
call for a ratification meeting, on tho nom
ination of President and Vice President,
signed by some furty democrats, but the
editor of the Democrat was not permitted
havo his name there. But when tho vast
multitudc(75 democrats, 50 republicans and
200 boys, three-fourths of whom were repub
licans) assembled the editor of tho Democrat
was on tho ground and made a speech, as
did the editor of the Messenger, and the
name of every speaker, except tho editor of
the Democrat, was mentioned in the Mcs
senqer's report. Was it a mistake, or an
intended insult? Rumor says that the
Democrat is soon to be discontinued, and
that the editor will go to another field to
enlighten tho people in tho doctrines of
squatter-sovereignty, and domonstrato that
slavery should bo national.
T Ml E
RESPECTFCLLT announce to the Ladies and gentle
men of Fremont, that they wiU give a
Of Vocal and Instrumental Music, at the
On Tuesday Evening next, Jnne 24th.
When they will present a choice selection of their new and
Most popular pieces.
Doors open at 7 o'clock; concert to commence at 8 o'clock;
I irKels, -a CIS. IO oe unu a, me pnucipiu uwwsi.
at tbe door.
Children half price. G. D. GOULP, Agent.
Tho sham democracy, or rather its lead
ers, have laid out for tho Presidential cam
paign of 1856, a grand schemo of fraud.
They havo staked success upon their power
to cheat the people. Tho ono principle
which defines sham democracy in this day,
is to support tho repeal of the Missouri
compromiso and tho Kansas Nebraska bill
with all their consequences. The history of
modern democracy goes back no farther
than the origin of these measures, and hero
will wo begin to show that it is such a sys
tem of fraud as will entitle tho party sup
porting it to the namo of tho cheating party.
Tho pretence under which tho Missouri
compromiso was repealed was a cheat.
Douglas and his co-laborers in this work of
iniquity claimed that the repeal was a result
of tho compromiso measures of 1850; that
indeed tho repeal was necessary in order to
carry out those measures. But no man who
was concerned in passing the compromises
of 1850, ever dreamed that they involved
the repeal of tho greater compromise of
1820. Douglas and his co-rcpcalers, as if
tho very knowledge of truth had been lost
with a regard for it, placed this barefaced
lie in the fore-front of tho repealing meas
Tho purpose and design of tho Kansas
bill was a cheat. The apostate democrats
who passed it, said its purpose was to make
Kansas a free state, but while this foul fraud
was on their tongues tho world know that
without tho Kansas bill that territory must
be free. At the same timo tho whole South
was voting for this bill in order to make
Kansas a slave state. They now claim
that the bill was intended to make it a slave
state, and that it was divided from Nebras
ka in order to throw it more completely in
to the power of the Missourians. Recent
events have branded tho lie, with wbich
Douglas and his fellow traitors urged the
bill, ineffaceably upon their brazen fore
I he passage ot the Kansas bill . was a
cheat worthy of tho blacklegs who origin
ated it. It was passed in tho name of the
people of tho United States, but no single
citizen asked for such a measure ; no man
petitioned for tho repeal of tho Missouri
compromise ; and so thoroughly convinced
of the public sentiment against repeal, were
tho villians who concocted the scheme, that
they dare not wait till a new election of
members of Congress could tako place, but
under party discipline forced the measure
The whole action of tho general govern
ment in executing tho Kansas bill has been
stupendous cheat. Kb possible chance
has been given to freedom. Such tools of
slavery as Lccompto the Judge, Donald
son tho Marshal, and Shannon the
Governor, havo ruled Kansas in tho inter
ests of slavery. Tho moment Reeder was
found favorable to freedom ho was removed.
The U. S. troops havo been shut up in their
forts, and Donaldson the Marshal, and Jones
tho sheriflj have been permitted to execute
tho writs of an infernal court, by tho aid of
still more infernal mob. The results are
seen in cities sacked, villages plundered,
buildings burned, citizens murdered, and
tho universal reign of terror.
Tho leaders of the sham democracy as
semble in Cincinnati in June, 1856, and en
dorse this whole series of cheats and villian
ies in tho name of tho people, and this en
dorsement is another cheat. . They know
that tho peoplo condemn tho whole vast
scheme of fraud. They know that even
their own followers do not approve it. They
admitted this fact more plaiuly than words
can do, when they dropped Douglas, who
concocted the crime, and Pierce, who exe
cuted it.
Even tho convention's own endorsement
of the cheats and crimes of Pierce and Doug
las was itself a cheat. Tho northern dele
gates to the Cincinnati convention, as was
well known in that city, would gladly have
cast the works of Douglas and Pierce over
board as they did the men. But how then
was tho southern voto to bo secured for
the democratic candidate ?
The nomination of Buchanan was a cheat.
Its intent is to carry on the measures of
Pierco and Douglas, or rather of the south
ern slave drivers whose tools they are, with
the namo of a man who had no hand in
their measures. They believe that by
casting overboard Pierce and Douglas, the
people will bo induced to belicvo that their
works have gone with them ; and by taking
up a new man they hope to persuade the
peoplo that they mean to tako up a new lino
Tho plan of tho campaign is a cheat.
The leaders of sham democracy impious
baptizo themselves national, ana with
this word they hope to win. But what kind
nationality is there in that democracy
which has no hope of carrying a single
northern stato by tho force of its principles.
it carries Pennsylvania it will only be by
the help of stato pride in placing a citizen
of its own in the presidential chair. This
national democracy, so far as any real lovo
its measures aro concerned, is confined to
tho South. Shall tho cheating party win!
Tho following sketch of the remarks of
Hon. Josiah Quincy, sr., at the indignation
meeting in Quincy, Mass. :
"Already, eighty-five years, and standing on the brink
the (rraTe. the sands of life already fust settling away
from undtT me, what I have to aay is the pure promptiop
an honest heart. The blow struck nnon the head of
Charles Sumner did not fall upon him alone. It was a
blow aimed purposely at the North. It was a mowstnicE
the tree of liberty. It speaks to ns in words not to be
mistaken. It savs "to us that Northern men shall not be
heard in the halis of Congress, except at the peril of the
bowie-knife, the bludgeon and rerolver. Nor ia this any
new thing1.
"The bludgeon, heretofore only brandished, has at last
been brom;ht down, and now is the time for the North to
fitrht. Chas. Sumner needs not our sympathy: if he diea
his name will be enrolled with the names of Warren. Sid
ney and RnsseU; if he lives he is destined to be the light
ha nut inn
"J. Q. Adams one said to me, the characteristics of
southern representatives are hownesR, n'ancBaaeBs ana
desperation; while the characteristics of the northern
representatives have always been dog timidity aud fear.
And well tht Sdutta knows it.
'If we do not act now, the chances may never ajfftin re
turn; and all that wilt be left the North will be to tackle
with the slavi a, and drair the cart of slave-hoMrrs: on
ly beeeachiog them to spars tht whip and make the load
light ai possible, . .
Information Wanted.
What really are tho opinions of James
Buchanan on the slavery question ? Has he
any opinions that may be considered "set
tled," or notf Yesterday ho hold one set
of opinions, to-day, another set, to-morrow,
something else. The Cincinnati plat
form upon which he stands, at any rate ex
hibits bim in a far different light, in this
respect than that in which his own words
presented him to the public in former times.
For example :
look ox this prrrrRR.
Buchanan in 1819. '
On the 23d dav of Novem
mo ay this:
Buchanan in
Resolved, That claiming
fellowship with and believ
ber, 1S19, James Buchanan,
in Lancaster county conven
ing the co-operation of aU
who reeard the preservation
tion, presented the following
of the Union under the con
stitution, as the paramount
' Rcsolced. That the rep
resentatives in Cngres
from this district, be, and
issue, ana repudiating all sec
tional parties and plarforme,
concerning domestic slaverv,
which seek Bembroil the
thev are hereby most ear
nestly requested, to use their
mosl earnest endeavors as
members of the national leg
islature, to PREVENT TH KX
"Retoleed, That in tbe o-
pinion of this meeting, the
members of congress who, at
States and incite to treason
and armed resistance to law
in the territories, and whose
avowed purposes, if consum
mated, must end in civil war
and disunion, thb Amkricar
me last session, sustained
RIES or Kansas ato Nb-
the cause of justice, human-n raska. as embodying ths
ityand patriotism, in oppos
ing the introduction of sla-
very into the state then en-!TioN upon which the people
davored to be formed out ofof this whole country can ra
the Missouri territory, arelpose in its determined eon
entitled to the warmestjservatismof the Union; non
thanks of every friend of hn- interference by Congress
manity." with slaves in states and ter-
l ritories.
Here, then, is a man, who resolves ono
day, to "prevent the existence of slavery in
any of tho territories or states," and on an
other occasion, adopting tho principles of
w A;uuri,is-iJii;ura.sKa um, uio lnienaeu
effect of which was, and is likely to be, the
establishment of the peculiar institution
there. In 1819, "the cause of justice, hu
manity and patriotism," was "opposition to
slavery." In 1856, it looks very much as
if "Pennsylvania's favorite son," thought the
same cause was but secured iu "oposition to
freedom r New York Express.
Thb Beautiful Cuaractek of that
"Aged Relative. Tho "Washington cor
respondent of tho Boston Telegraph, in a
recent letters, says :
I see that some of the Boston papers apeak of Mr. But
ler as a kind hearted, frank, leirned, courteous gentle
man of the old school. Of that I leave the country to
juilire. I saw this gentleman of the old schoo tat the the
ater last week, in a maudlin state of intoxication. Hack
ett was playing Fa'stnlT. in the Merry Wives of Windsor.
Butler was in full view of the whole house, and acted so
badly that it took the whole attention of Senator Hunter
of Virginia, and another person on the other side whom
I did not know.to keep him from disturbing the au:iLnce.
I sat no near him a part of the thne that 1 could hear hia
dmnken remarks and the expostulations of his comrades.
This much for the gentleman of the old schooll
"Backing its Friends."
The "Post(Free Soil Democrat) continues
its war to the knife on the to two B's Bu
chanan and Breckenridjro. Buchanan is
unsafe, uncertain, slipperv, a keeper of
bad company, while Breckenridge,
"may be a democrat, but if so, he is a democrat of a pat
tern which cannot deserve the sanction of men imbued
wiUi northei n civilization or genuine democracy."
The "Post" then turns round and "spits
on the platform" in this wise: '
We are kicked from the earret to the fonrth storv. from
the fourth to the third, and so on to the ground-floor and i
the cellar; while the polite oli,rrchy to whom we owe
them? attentions jissure w at every st-p we m.ike. it ia
finality." Harine arrived at the cellar, it is unite time
to make a fitan f tr the next process may be that of kick
ing us into our trraves.
iV". Y, Express.
This body of men composed of the anti-
Fillraore portion of the American party, as
sembled in "New York, on the 1 2th, and or
ganized by electing R. T. Conrad, of Phila
delphia, President; one Vice-President froin
each state represented, and four Secretaries.
The delegates were decidedly for Freedom,
and wished to do nothing that would iu the
least trammel the action of the Republican
Convention which met in Philadelphia on
Tuesday. They however made a nomina
tion of Banks, for President, and Johnson,
of Pa for Vice-President. These nominees
will undoubtedly decline. Tho Convention
will take further action after the result of
tho Philadelphia Convention is known.
The delegates from New Jersey, and a
portion of those from Pennsylvania, with
drew and formed another Convention, nomi
nating Corn. Stockton for President, and
Raynor, of N. C. for Vico-President. We
now lixk to Philadelphia with great hope.
The fallowing are tho resolutions
adopted unanimously and with great cheer
ing, by tho American Convention, as re
ported by Mr. Geo. Law, Chairman:
Jiefolced, That this Convention proceeds to indicate, by
a series nf halhiting'. thi-ir prpf'Tftice tor persons to be
placeti in nomination tor candidates for the Presidency
and Vice Prvf-idency cf the Vnited States.
Resolved. That the persons who shall receive the rotes
of a majority of the members of this Convention, in said
balloting, for eitherof said offices, be declared the choice
of this convention for the nominees of gaid offices.
Resolved, That when such preturencci shall be ascrr
tainedby the result of said ballotings, a Committee, con
sisting of one from each stiite, be appointed to confer with
said proposed nominee, and also with the Convention
that meets in Philadelphia on the 1 Tth inst, with regard
to stirh nominations.
Rrolredt Th.it this Convention continue in sessiow
during the coming week, until the said committee report.
Correspondence Chicago Tribune.
Shannon Heading the Plunderers.
LAWRENCE, K. T., June 4.
Gen. Shannon, with a company of Cm ted States troops,
came down to Mr. Webster's houje to arrest him. Writs
had been taked out against every man who was known to
be of the i-arty who defended the house.
AmonLTthem was simile J. A. Wakefield a man of an
blemished character, and aa old soldier but a tree State
man, and an emigrant from a Northern State.
They searched every house in the neighborhood for
arms, and were employed aU day Gov. Shannon assist
ing with his own hands feeling niatrepscs, peeping into
closets, emptying trunks, looking under beds, and prying
into lofts for sinunition and ritles. Whenever they found
a Sharp's ride they took it. In the States we would call
this action burglary and robcry: but it has different
name at Lecompton, and is the "law and order counties
of Missouri.
Sliannon was so drunk when he was acting as Chief of
this Smelling Military rosse which throws Joseph Hiss'
company in the shade that he staggered, caught hold of
furniture to steady himself, and used laiipujtpe, which
even he would have been shocked at in his sober moments.
He aidted Mrs. Hazeltyne where her husband was.
She said she did not know, aud asked what bo wanted
with her husband.
'If I catch him." said the drunken blaekeuard. urU cut
kit damned black kemrt vul of kim,nd jroars, tvo, ataJsua,
tj tfou atm t take carer
If this statement ia deniedand I confess that if I lived
remote from Kansas, I would hardly credit it I will for
ward affidavits of every assertion 1 have niaue, or maj
yet make about the Governor.
"If the devil don't get him, there Is no use in having
a devUP
Where is the enthusiasm for Buchanan?
Every bodv is looking for the upheaving of the people ,
in their jubilant glee at the nomination of Buchanan.-1
But they look in vain. His nomination, save in a few of '
the cities where a pound of powder wiU draw a crowd at ,
one minutes's notice, has fallen like a stone, and without
sending up even a bubble from the pool of popular sym-
pathv. We trave an honest account of tbe ratification
meeting in this citv, and wc are told that the attempt at
Columbus was a still more emnhatie fat lure. In truth, at
the first jrttherinir, only thirty were present, and a post
ponement was effected; at the second attempt some sev
enty people rallied, and another postponement was the
consequence "Three times and out" will nrobablv be the
finale of the great ratification at the heart of the Stat.
it is not, however, in tne cities where we should loot
for sirns and srmotoma. The masses control this matter.
and when they move with energy and spirit, everything
yields before them.
In an adjoining town a man who bas for years been an
anti-Slavery man, was on Tuesday accosted by a life-long
uemocrac x ne latter had never broxen irom ois pany,
but after reariinr the Cincinnati nlatfortn. he erasped bis 1
anti-Slavery friend by the hand and told him that they j
were now siae oy side in the strugeie, ana woum nmw- i
forth shoulder to shoulder contend against ths slavery
extension power.
cut very significant just now, is tne wnnorawai oi sen
ator Hamuli, of Maine, from the Senate Committee on
Commerce, of which he was Chairmrn. Mr. Hamblio was
elected as a Democrat, and by Democratic pawer was
made Chairman of one of the most important Committees
in the Senate. As the Cincinnati Convention had indors
ed the measures which have produced anarchy, Tiolenee,
and bloodshed in Kansas, he withdrew from all fellowship
with the partv laying down the post of Chairman which
he held from the President of the Senate. Cr. Her.
r"The Pnnirhkeepsie Examiner savs the venerable
Judge C. H. Ruggles, of that place "makes no secret of
the fact toax ne snouto not support tnt Cincinnati norni-nations.
Elbctoral Y oteb o this States.
The following exhibits the electoral roto of
tho several States, distinguishing between
tho slavo and free States :
Virginia 15
North Carolina. 10
South Carolina "l.n
Geergi 10
Alabama ...ft
Mississippi 7
Louisiana 6
Missouri 9
Deleware . 3
Texas t
Arkansas.,., .....4
Floriia 3
Kentucky.., . ' " " 'l
Tennessee . 'S..'. V.'S.ILyI
New Hampshire 5 i Ohio
Vermont. g j Indiana
Massachusetts 13 !moi, .
Rhode Island 4 Michigan .
Connecticut ollowa
New Jersey ;;T i,-'
Pennsylvania 27
California, 4 Total..
. Buchanan at Ho;e. A letter to the
Philadelphia New from Lancaster, says:
Strangers at a distance might have sup-"
posed that the nomination of Mr. Buchanan
would havo raised a perfect whirlwind of
excitement in tho boasted democratic city
that claims bim as her adopted son, and I
certainly did suppose that the announce
ment of the event would have been attend
ed with a reasonable decent demonstration
of joy on the part of his follow citizens,
whether democrats or not. But tho news
of his nomination did not create ono tenth,
part of tho feeling and excitement that fol
lowed tho first intelligence of the Sumner
I heard an old Democrat say yesterday,
that he had never scratched a Democratic
ticket for 30 years; but that ho "could not
and would not vote for the d d old. Feder
alist;" that he might forgivo everything
else except tho wearing of that black cock
ade, which ho well remembers Mr. Buchan
an wearing through tho streets of Lancas
ter. lTor is ho the only Democrat in this
city and county who will remember tho
The Investigation Committee.
A correspondent of tho Missouri Demo
crat, writing from Leavenworth, June 2d,
says of the Investigation Committee :
"They have completed their labors in
Kansas, and left yesterday for Westport,
Mo., where they will hold a short session,
and then leave for Washington, D. C. The
testimony they have collected is overiclielm
ing; and on its presentation to tho conn
try, the people will be astonished, and able
to form a conception of our present position.
If it was not so outrageous, it would be su
premely ridiculous.
"Jones the bogus Sheriff, figures conspic
uous! v.
Among tho most prominent men at tho
Cincinnati Convention was the notorious
Dr. Stringfellow.of the Squatter Sovereign,
Doup-las it is said was his first choice but
he very cordially endorsed the nomination of'
Buchanan. Ho pledges the unanimous
support of tho border cut-tLroats for tho
nominees of the Convention.
A father gave his son some pretty good
morsel of adv ice, when he said to bim "Mr
SOU, if YOU hope to eniOV TOod health, don't
. & a . i A t
iatj yu yuur uauuuis nil IUO iUSl OI JUIV..
and put them on Again tho 1st of August"
ALL we have to aay thia trepk, is tiiat we are nfnr re
ceiving everything wanted in our line, acd all shall.
Bo sold at the lowest price;
j7" Particulars next week.
The sign of the Padlock and the Stove, No. 2 Berts' Block..
3 Days from Xew York!
3 J pes nor styles Bonnet Ribbons!
30 pieces Dress Trimmings
Black silk Hits; Palm Fans?
Dotted Swiss muslins.
Plain, plaid and fancy Lawnsy.
i'ancv Dress goods Best Denima,
20u yds hlat-k 8. Iks at low figures,
hot De Baige, cheap.
More of those nice P. Manchester Ging
ham and Chambravs,
White ouda, larg stork, CTIEAP.
Customers can at all tunes rely on getting the best of
gds at the lowest net Cau prices, at my store, with gen
tlemauly clerks to wait upon customers,.
' P. B. BEERY.
Clvde, Jane 20th, 1838.
signed, assignees of J. H. Smith, late of Bellem,
Ohio, hereby give notice to those indebted to said Smith,
to make immediate payment to one of tbe undersigned in
Bellerue. And alt persons h-iTiDor demands or claims
against said Smith, are notixied to present them to the tin
dei-signed for settlement. JMll Mtl. r.l diiAlu.
Bellev ue, June It, 21 6
X Mondav last, somewhere in Fremont,
J by ay
young lady from the country.
containing S.OO in bills and a lew other articles. Also,
Book "Lane's Brigade in Mexico.' Any person bavins;
found either of these articles are requested to leave thens
at the JOTKXAl office, areceive a reasonable reward and
the thanks of the loser.
Fremont, June 13, 1850. 204
THE subscriber has opened a shop in the room adjoin
ing the law office ot B- J. Bartlett Son, where he is
nianufacturiug all kinds of CphoUtery. Persons in want
&c, are requested to call, as his prices will b moderate,
and work warented to give satisfaction.
Fremont, June 13, 185. 20tf
AN APPRENTICE, to learn tho Candy
making business. Enquire of
making business. Enquire
Fremont, Jnne 13, 1S50. 20w3
NOTICE. Non-rcsidcnt land
owners of the following detteribed lands lying in
Sandusky County, Ohio, to-wit: The north-west corner of
section number twenty-two, township number fire, rang
number kmrteen, lvinjr in wasiungton lownsnip, are nere
h notified that there will be a view on the fifth day of
Julv, 185, for the purpose of locating a County Road, as
follows, to-wit: To commence at a school house called the
Lantz' school house, aud running east on the half section
line of sections number twenty-one and twenty-two, till it
intersects a County Road running; south from the Western
Reserve and Maumee road, between sections numbers
twenty-two and tweuty-tbree, the same being; tn Washing
ton township. Fremont, June 6, 1&. 20w 4
a sample of wich will be shewn by eallimr on the subscrib
er at his shop one door eat of the Sash and Blind Factory.
v t a r t - t ""r fii
Fremont, June fJ,
NOTICE is hereby given that the oo
partnership heretofore existing; between ths vrader-
sifrned, amler the Arm nam of A ilson & Bowlaa, was this
day dissolved by mutual consent. All accounts due the
firm or olaims against it will bs settled by R. Wilson.
ru riUU.,
June2,185o. U H. BOWIXS.
The marketina basisess will b continued be the sV
seriber, and the eitisens of Fremont snay bs snre ot (ret
ting the beat of meat at this awkei. B. WILSON.
JOB WORK and REPAIRING, of all kinds, erpeditiotisry
done to order, and Warranted, nv
August 10, 1855. p. P. FCSSELXAN CO.
EAVETROUGHI.VG, Conductors, fco, we are arsparsd to
supplv st short notice.
August 10, 1855. P. P. FTSSELMAST k CO,
rpn ROOFING Bobs to ordeT In rar-rtor stvle by
1 p. r. fcsselman e.

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