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Thursday MoriilnK Sept. 13 8V5
Our IiiMsicli.
Our Uttls craft tills day stiirta upon lior voyage a
'round ever aud through tho Groat Toll Ileal Ocean
the might waves of whlifc ara lashing, racing and
V roaring no retreating, , now advancing, and over
- and anon IbrcuU-iiIng lo cugoliih tuo Viilou andthe
Coiutltutlou In one common ruin and aubmc-rjo every
r vestage of American Nationality. But notwithstand
ing the turbulauco of the waters, . we Uojic to be ablo
to stmu tbo current aud on the second Tuosiulny of
October rldo victoriously aud aufely Into port. Our
.little craft is built from lUo trunk of uo American Oak
Old Charter Oakland acts sail as a "life Boat," on
, , which lUo conservative men of tho Nation, of all po
litical parties. can rally, aronnd tholr country's nag
and' du battle In tlio grout cause of Freedom.
"' The causo we advocate la the uuuse of our country.
We batUe for principles, not for mon. The necessity
of such a struggle is most glaringly apparent to ovory
-. ': freeman In the laud. It Is well kuown thai fr V
past tvruutj voars the grout masses of tho Amesicln
'. faopLl hare had but little to do In the aulectlon of
these wh have admlulsteicd the Government, cither
:' ' la Its Bxeeutirs or Legislative dopurtmoiils. Through
. ; theiustrainonlallty of a forolgh horde, led and control-
ed by d,imagngues aud Priests, a comparatively few
" man have managed to control the destinies of this Xa.
tiou and make Its power and Influence subsurvlcnt to
S j Manual aggraiidiseoieDl Instead of advancing tho
" Uivor.l0jd lutotcstsof a great psoplo. Byappoalliig
' of oar foreign population, these moii have wielded a
ji power destructive lolho dearest interests of our coun
try ami blighting her fairest prospects us tlio mildew
of inlduight blasts tho Buest fruits of the vine. To
llirbiv op a barrier that will shield tho nutlou from the
further enchroachineiita of this dangerous Influence
should bo the paramount object of every truo patriot.
.: To auudoa the rickoty platforms of former political
-. ' organizations, to rally around the standard of AstcKi
cxa ?Ctioni.itv and hull It astha aiublein of lliolr
- kopaa, should now, henceforth and forever, thnracter
jii) thcuetlou of ovory true sru '-native to the mannor
' bori;,". ; .. . ,; '
Tho Platform of the American Party will be found
- at the head of our columns tho Issues of the cam.
pulgn therein stutod, and it behooves each and every
. voter to chose calmly and honestly, , and to espouse
the. causo that conscience, aud putrlulbm command.
' TJ the spirit of that platform It ylll. b6 found that
txe American parly coiitetuplules lhoroH;h reform In
' -every department of Goveriiinc-iit, both Stale and
Federal, ; in this dt-slgu we can well conceive It ha4
.'the heart y approval of every true patriot. Political
corruption stalks abroad through tho laud taking
' ' possession of the high places of power aial olMci', It
lias onvertod thesa Into nests of favoritism, trlikery
nud fraud.. . The people know theso facts and feel
their disgrace, honco we cannot doubt their cordial
. - copcurroiice In any honest endeavor to stlflo thoodl
urn which bosetsand the dangers which thrcjitcn our
, time-honored Institutions, flogging their usefulness
tint luperllllug their perpetuity. .
- Besldea this laudable purposo of Reform In the ad'
' ' '' Ministration of Government, 11 will be seen by refer.
t. ente to the Platform, that the American party socks
'''.. to brace Itsolf against ftreig iHjIutnce lo check, If
' not control, tho horde of emigrants dully lauding on
urshores From time to time, mid In days ugoue
,'' wehave published statistics and statements showing
r ;, the extent of Uiis Immigration, its great increase aud
.j.: i Its dangerous lufl nonce upon morula and politics.
Wehave shown that a foreign Influence dangerous
" " to thelustltutlonsofourcountry was rapidly being In
, Milled Into the Atnearlcao tulnd, curdling tho best
, ,' blood In tho land and having an lufluouco daugorous
' - I i... I 1 1... n.tll.,ll., in a, Kiillnnnl
i se.our- iiisiimuwws um wuiuiJiHiii'e w v
' rtarnctor.- " " ',' " ' " '". . ' " ' """ - "
To stop tho further development of an influence so
'' dangerous to the Institutions of the country, the A inor
ican party proposes modification or the naturalization
laws thus curtailing the franchises and privileges o(
" 'I those foreigners who may hirtefttr tako op their a-
v bedeamotig us. The naturalliation laws were passed
' ' (,t ao early day,' when our GovommOnt was young In
: ' exlstonoe and young Ib Legislation.- It wusa daring
nud hatardons cxporlrocnt, doubted and distrusted by
' ' aages and patriots of the time. Kxpcrlcnce attests
their wisdom, their doubts and distrusts have been
, confirmed. During the earlier porlods of our National
existence the practical operations of tbo law; was un
noticed or unheeded its evils wore known to the de
scanting, but time was trusted to correct them. More
-; t extended experience has proved the fallacy" Of this
' confldence. Of late years so rapid hat been tho In
V crease of Immigration, so vast aud mighty tho curront
-.'w letting upon our coasts and dashing over our land
- i . lending to undermine our native systems aoulnstltu
.( Hons, that a decent regard for oar Urtk-rigkt, ronders
it absolutely necessary to atop this stream of foreign
- influence at Its source, or to placo such restraints a-
roond the ballot box aa will shield ns from the evil f-
. - feats incident to the abase ofthe eloctlve franchise by
7' an Ignorant foreign populace, guided In their choice
., of men and measures by corrupt demagogues and Jos
!' uitical Priests. JSmtrica Clipfr.
k-r-V Another Glorions American 'Victory!The
".':' i 'j,-'"','. ' ';. '. Star that never Setst . ,. ,'",
; 7 ,The gallant sons of the Green Mountain
State have again uttered their voice in gal
... Iant condemnation of the pro-Slavery Ad
ministration at Washington. Returns from
i.'r., .Vermont show that Borca, the Republican
J',f candidate, is again elected Governor, by
''' from 15,000 to 20,000 majority. The to-
.,- tg vot of the State last year was about
4 J, 000. and this majority will do. The
Legislature is Republican tbn TO owe 1 All
-"':. hail the true Republicans of. yermonU
- ';' Tha next National Woman's Right Con
. yention will, assemble, ; at, uCiooinnatl, on
-!'tb 17th of October jaext, and odstlnsejn
I essioa two days, , ....... v. . - k
NO. 19
Wurtliy of Coiisiderntion.
Two -cai-s ago, it wag ncknowledgod on
(ill sides, tli.it a great National p.irly exit
eJ in this couuiry utidur the cognomen
Democratic, another known- ns the Whij
party, nnd still another as the Frcesoil par
ty. A difference of opinion in relation to
the Tariff and Intcrntil Improvement poli
cy of the nation divided tho two former,
and tho latter w3 composed of men from
all parlies who considered the subject of
slavery psramount to all others, nnd mide
this oru) question the leading feature in all
political controversies. The question of
Slavory, altho' not considered of so great
importance as to swallow up all other po
litical issues, was still looked upon with no
small degree of reverence and deference by
both of the other parlies. So much o, that
the "finality" of the measures known as tho
compromise measures was invariably and
unavoidably made a principal object of dis
cussion and ondorsemc-nt by every Nation
al Convention of whatever party. These
measure were looked upon by nil parlies
as a final settlement of the agitation of Sla
vory and marked out a line beyond which
tho "peculiar institution" of tho South
could not go. Thesa three parties, at that
timo, represented the popular sentiment of
the entire naiion, and when they acted in
concert it was bat tho unanimous expres
sion of tho wholu people of the Union,
There was but One question on which these
parties . could unite, an 1' that was in a
united expression of opposition to the fur
ther spread of Shvery over Territory ac
knowledged and mad free by the measure
of 132 J, known as tho Missouri Compro
mise. Lpon this one question thero was
no difference of opinion whatever. As ev
idence, read tho pla'.form of the Democrat
is party adopted at jltUimpro in 1 852, or
that of tho Whig party of tho same place.
or that ofthe Freesoilers at Pittsburrr, nnd
in each of those platforms you will did a
declaration of principle directly and point
edly against Bxti an enactment as that em
bodied in tho Kiinas-Xebraka bills. In
tho Djiincratid platform adopted (it that
time and place, tlu following resolutions
wV.l b? found, 'which were en . torso J by ull
the ratifija'i.iii meetings throughout the
country. The D.m j.-ri io platform de
clares: "Tho Democratic party of
tho Union, standing upon this National
platfor in, will nbide by and tidliero to n
faithful cxi'.euli"H of the nets krown as the
Missouri Compromise measures, settled by
the last Congress.". -
' Resolved, That the Democratic party
will resist all attempts at rene w inp-, in Cou-
gress or out of it, I lie agitation of the Sla
ory question, under wftatever shone or co
lor the attempt may be made."
Aga:n, look at the declaration of tho
President himself in his inaugural address
Elected by an almost overwhelming vote'
how solemnly did he declare that the peo
ple should find in him a fixed, determined'
resolute and Immovable enemy to all fur
ther disturbance of this question; and not
content with making this declaration in his
inaugural, how solemnly did ho lOpcat that
declaration in 1853, in his annual message,
nnd declared that ho would stand fixed ns
a rock in his resistance to any attempt that
might bo tnado to re -open this great ques
tion. Aud yet, who does not know how
tho repeal of the Missouri Compromise was
sustained by Fuaskuji Pierck. Every
one, on all sides, from every parly and from
evory platform, we heard an unqtiestionn
able and nbsolulo denial of the 'principle
embodied in ihcse bills. And yet there
they are to-day, laws of the United States.
The repeal of this measure was uncalled
for by tho people and in not one district
in tuo entire nation did the result ol (Jon
gressional election turn upon this subject
Tho South asked not for it; the North ask
ed not for it, on the contrary, every body
pronounced against it.
. But bow stands the political parties now?
Where stands the .Whig party? The ro
ply is, that no such a party now claims nor
could maintain an effective organization.
Where is the Democratic party ? It, too,
has lost its identity. No longer does it
clamor for its policy of Free Trade, no lon
ger denounces "the Internal Improvement
policy, or makes issue on a United States
Bank. These two parties bave, most un
doubtedly, gone to keep' compnny with the
things that were, but are not now nor nev
er wiil be again. When John Triia turn
ed traitor to the Whig party it died a na
tural death had accomplished the end of
its mission and gone. So when Frahklin
Pixrcb disregarded and -violated the pro
vision of the Baltimore platform which de
clared the party would oppoee, "in Con'
gress.or out of it, the agitation of the 51a?
dry question," did theparty lose its ides-
tity as n national organization. The repeal
of the Missouri Compromise was not only
nu abandonment of the platform on whicj)
ho was elected, but was, virtually, ' trans
fer of the wholo parly to Southern Slavery
propagandists ns a rieucjeus around which
Slavery could be extended over territory
consecrated to Freedem. The Missouri
Compromise was one of tho landmarks of
the Democratic party; and we have seen
tbo modo in which they maintained their
landmarks. They now stand antagonistic
to their former professions, and yet they
beckon tho honest men of their party to
follow !
Democrats! willyau go with these men?
You have opinions, aud you are not afraid
to express them anywhere Thesa men
know well enough that when you unite
with the American party you do nothing
which would imply that you nro not true
to yourselves and the former position of
your party as expressed in tho Baltimore
platform relative to the question of Slave
ry. In voting the American ticket you
will be doing what you know to bo right,
and mniutain a position that ynu know
your party occupied in their last National
Convention at Baltimore. You no doubt
see your duty plainly and clearly, nnd you utter contempt alike ofthe Constitution and
will do it, without fear or favor, let iheni!0 iuJivi Jaal lights, equal to that which
call you traitors or what t-Ne they ploaso
. . . - .
let them do to; you.can aff jrd to he villified t:l"f!,s- rlll'rt; 3 not a species of niisJu
and misrepresented, but wo know you will mea,lor which has not been publicly cn-
not consent to do that whMi is wrOii" and
what you said in your National pluiforra
was wrong. The Ameiiicax PAr.Tr stands
exacllv where vou stood in 1852. so far as
relates tj the question of Slavery
you unite with it and assist in the rc-ostab
liihment of your aneient faiih, or will vou
remain where you are and su
bmit to the
painful murtitication
f i...: t-.i i i.
men as Atciiinson an
m .-in injfioiiow, mm
compelled to unlit nrjainst vour
faith? Your old platform has been taken
from you, and your principles havo beeii
trampled under foot ! Let these hire
lings see thill you nro not fHvcs that you
can be driven to the polls to cast a free
man's suffrage for measures odious and
men treacherous 1
Thero thino-s we say
arc worthy of consideration.
The Way In AVliU-li it was Donrl
Tho very small vote polled on last Sat
urday, at tho primary election to nominate
a ticket to represent tho particular interests
of tho Lodge Clique, has been a rnattor of
very general remark all over the county,
among all classes and parties. So very
strikingly great liai bceu the falling off
hiuce last year, that it has surprised and
astonished a largo poi tion of the party, who
WAVA Q t ttfa 1ml 1 1 1 twt si on ! n Ia I tin naiienD
,. . , .... , ,. .
briiicinsr about this result, nnd is nccount-
a,lfm.i,Ta ,.,anoon., ,!.! i., li
, , . . , 1
meiunry to tuo iniegruy and noncsiy of
the judges of the election. It is said that
a preconcerted arranrrement had been en-
torod into by the Uliquc to nominate a
ticket composed exclusively of . well estab
lished members of the Red Lodge, nnd
that . every ballot opposing these mon in
heir choice of nominees was thrown aside
tnd not entered on the poll-books. That
such was the case iu this township is a well
established fact, and it would not surprise
us to learn that this system of ostracism
had beeu practiced in " every township in
-he county as the character .of tho men
engaged in drumming up voles on the day
of the election is not above suspicion. .
Mr, . McVeigh's vote was not the only
one thrown aside as worthless by
, . .
Judges in this ctyj and - on inquiry,
nave ascertained inai an tne men so dis
franchised votod tho same ticket. Several
voles, to our certain knowledge, for Hon,
S. IL Pouter received no attention whut
over, and we learn that many others of ihe
same character met with a similar fate.'
This is a serious matter and when it is
known that our information came from
... , .
Democrats who claim to have been dis-
franchised by the Clique, it will be seen
that it is of unit character which should District last year, aud was and is a Btrong
meet with a satisfactory explanation and' anti-Nehreska man. Ho is a gentleman iu
refutation. - - ' -jbia deportment, and has more than the or-
e , , -. t. l j
It is true that those men are diiven to dinary amount of talent, iiut he is desUn-
desperate thines. but we were ' not aware
thev would dare to take no8SeRSio cf tl,n
ballot-box in thJs'summary manner and
1 . .
aeny me rigni 01 sunrage fo men wuo nave
been identified , with the DemOcralio party
from childhood.- It remains to be seen 'merly of Ohio, and one of the Judges in I bad the mortification to listen to two of
whether this outrageous system of disfran--Kanens. He' was" implicated in the land their spoalters recently jn -our oity, one
clising American citizens will be sustain-1 speculations, and, ; as it became necessary fm Cohimbirf lb. other JJC
ed and sanctioned by those rwhoso' wishes impute that crime to Reeder. merely for u "u " . . ,
and prcfereTjoer' eie 4iregarded in th& proteno'consistency required that it iijV Wbatvfrightfulpfodre bf mtMiiepn
cboioe of a ticket. - ' : ' so should beapplied to iudge Johnson. kiry-I for men to set themsejv up M P
. it - ev 'i w -- . .--.-..-.
The Coining Storm.
Had not tho history of Kansas opened
with iniquity, and its first chapter been a
list oLouUagjjj the freedom and the
sentiments of tho country, the, events now
going forward there would arrest the atten
tion and control tho political conduct of
every truo American in the land. But
alas, familiarity with political vico has
brought us to the first fearful stage of en-
duran-e whether we arc resorved to "pity
,, tr , , V, i 'a". "an wuo uas irora time to time
and embrace, Heaven only knows. But Alt Us ..s;ckelling.. u , t)iC J.
surely the liberties of tho country tre in eign population to stand by the Democrat
imminent peril, unless thero soon be made i parly as tho only means of set u: ing the
a resistance to this "rowing evil. If there ; Uesings of citizen vofert," whose meat
was felt to be danger in tho act of Con
gross which repealed the Missouri Com
promise, that feeling should be ' terribly
connrmeu uy tlio events to wliicn the re- practical ena to nis aecepiion oy destroy
peal has given birth. If then we felt tho inS.,U consistency and honesty of purpo
need of acting together, iu order to pa;s a
solemn rebuke on the traitors of freedom
much inoro should we do so now, in order
to stop their work and forestall the throng-'
ing dangers which they are plotting to
bring upon our (an J.
It is a calm statement of fact, that the
! annals of our Government furnish no sucti
! cx-implo of political recklessness, and of
; ' ''ie rast s'x months have developed in
.!lr"...,... 'PI .
.atl.cl, and that ly the agency of mn high
,n oISl:t'' nn;1 t!l:,t whhin the official view,
n,uI witl'out disapproval, of tho Presj-
UL'nl 01 tlle United btates! We have seen
" ,Jimer rresiaeiit leading an armed
. it. -....... .
fK,.,- frnm o I C,.., . U
Uow" tlic Pcol,Iu nuJ choose their own my r-
m,l-!onis 10 l" legislature. We have seen
ill em succeed in llieir rnffl ml Kttimnt ..
overtnmin. the a.-iio, nf , o' T
------0 . -
er 10 make security doubly sure.
thus turning off eleven of the free State
members, we havo seen them secure r Lnrr -
islaturc containing only five members from
,i m . ;, ,i . ,.
the Terntorx, tho rest settlin'' ns bandits
... .
trom AlltEOUrl. . , - '
A body so made up and so organized, is
nt 'or any thing which Us passions sug-
gests, and it will be found that its actions
f , , , . . .
have more than redeemed its promises. :lt
I removed tho seat of government to within
j two miles of Missouri, over ihe veto of lhe
I Governor. Itadopted tho Missouii code
I c . . - i ,i .,
enave provisions and all iiilho same wav,
1 . -
nnd now it has a list of measures proposed'
ii 11 grossly unconstitutional nnd lugli-hnnd-
cd. We may pass over nil these, whose
passage cannot be prevented, excepting a
, ,,,, . ,, .. ...
singloono. 1 Ins is the annexation of . the
Pbtte country, containing a population ot
70,000 whites and 10,000 slaves, and the
homo of Atchinson. It is understood
nr .U T.rrklt,. n( ;,.,.; will anrto
to the mo'-ement, nnd thus place within
. . . r .
the I tTritory a blavo nucleus sullicient to
control every tinny until Kansas becomes
....: r.rtm
,. .. ... . , . ... .
I a. J utiu J 3 inn a sz-aua i iiii si s l J ' 11 uau u s v Lu
-j . calling JLJr. Urows to the floor. IN ot cat
party electing Franklin Pierce. Such are . i&fwd -w i lIi a la Platte exhibition of tyran
some ofthe proceedings now going on un- ny at the ballot-box, they followed their
der this professed government of law and .victim still further, and denied him the
equal rights. Such is tho "Popular Sov 8,'V'f ' il ocialcs. truly, for
,!. " Atchinson and Strincfellow, whose vile
re.gnty Doctrine of the Administration, prostitution cf t)lt, t)ecUve frRDChiSe has
nud which brought forth a small "issuo" mafia ()Pjr rmmes a by-word and reproach,
on the day of the primary eloclion in this Let a similar fato follow tho members of
city. Tho Soalh. of course, does nothing U Lodge. Freemen, what think
. . wi .- .1.. v, ,1. a : .9 you? Are you willing to quietly submit
to resist it. What is the . ortU doing?- o Ma difa)icUisemtnlf 4 .
The wholo Administration, press is silent - -
.. . i .1 . ! From Uis American Clipper. -
ana encourages 8.i..eo. a.. menuwutc,
iu some places, the old lino Whigs are af-
1 - T.I. 1 I . C'T.. i l
uuiiung wuu iiieoiate vuiuucrwy tuurcss
own the American movement, which a
the, ,
lone is opon and p
w.e tion o lnoieantl
radical in its condemns
eveuts! Such madness as that
. , , ior t'our conaiuerauon. a iivo oeeu 110
of hampering the friends of freedom at qll0nty interrogalej fts totheobjct. purpo
such an hour as this, Was never seen. 8es and principles of the great American
Who will hi a party to it in this State? organization. These questions, by me,
Let very man think of this for au aid to - uv always been honestly answered. But
,, ., , ,- -. . our opponents (the Suj; Nichts.) take up
ono sldo or the other, he must be. i", F1, i.iv k oi,rr,:.,r,ii,
. I the cudgel and commence by charging Uie
jrwThn Locorocos of Liokinc counlv K. N.'s with bein a secret, oath-bound,
have nominated Charles Follot and Henry
, ; ... - , .
Kennon as their candidates for Represen-
tives. Follet was the Senator from that
I ed b aten this yeer., , The limes are
' n.0 ProP"ous to tUe men who cling to
' '
-.t. 1.1 t:-i .v.. j.
. aw a mm iimiiu. viuHt u. u
Uermined to dismiss Judge Johnson, for
fr 'jjj ?? & i
i T , T i ' i l
Daring V lliza-HiMic-l Outrage I
Popular Soven Igsity a. practiced hj the
IU4 Lodge tJliquo ! I v '
Aa American Freeman 4enie4 the Itljht
of HufTra;e ! !
The editor of the Oliio Eagle, a man who
has "exhausted llm vUls of hi wrath" in
denouncing the American party for advo
cating a modification of the naturaliztinn
and drink has teen, lor the past year, to
falsify and denounce the American party.
! foreign citizens, on Saturday last put a
vj cuargiug u wiiu aiming to uisiralirl.i-w
while engaged in counting tho votes polled
nt the primary election. Let the World be
hold and condemn (he outrage.
Wtiile engaged, with his co-laborers of
''ie Lodge Clique, iu counting the
tvica pviicu lor uouiuv nominees, me pau-
oiic cdiior of the Eugte, Jobs L. Tctuill,
Esq , made the awful discovery that some
ono bad really had the audacity to bolt the
ticket of the Clique and use his own judg
ment and preference in casting his suffrasrel
This was at once pronounced au unpardon
able outrage as well as an utter i iolation
and disregard of all former precedent, an
immediately an investigation was made to
t.-, I., , c.i:
ascertain who the guilty perpetrator of this
violation ot all lormer rules could be. lo
do this, the aforesaid ticket was circulated
among the members of the Clique who
would be likely to know the hand-writing
of the gentleman voting the ticket, and af
ter a close inspection of some ten or fifteen
mintir.. ir wn tlQ.'Dr ninnd rl,at nn lau i
. .. .. ....
' i, ,V .
I I'--",- .-. .
frunm-.n wlin il:lrtfl mflln I.-, vnlf, a t,pt-nl
concocted by the county Tie
easury Eaters,
and in ids own liaul-writin
express his
! Sentir
sentiments at the ballot-box.
I . rj gave nseto much dissat-
tion. wliivli cxnrestftd itself in slinorpra
; of oallis, round nud plump as bail stones.
and finally resulted in casting the vote a
! way before placing it on the poll-books.
Nl'vcr was a Rreater outrage perpetrated
upon the sanctity of ihe ballot-box. The
L , ' , . .
. expressed op uion of an A mnrtcan Freeman
.4t niilo lll.wArlt.v nf
VII''" U4 MIS II "I HIIJ WB IIVIIUI. f tiill4 S3 1 III
ply bcirauso that opinion did not coincide
wlt" mo opinions oi memoers oi me lUta
n , , t, c , , .
present, tho perrplo of Fairfield county in
he next Legislature of Ohio. .
This. Americans, is a fair sample of the
practical operation ofthe Kansas-Nebraska
"Popular Sovereignty" doctrine preached
by the editors of the Ohio Eitnlt. No free-
3 , , , . Ci n
man can belong to the alave Democracy
who jn j.-penJen-jy exercises l.is own judg'-
ment in his choice of candidates to till ini-
portant public stations. lie must needs
. b.ow i,'umble ""mission to the oictato-
rial edicts of such men as control the col-
r.i r r a t ,t .
umns of tho Eagle, and when they express
preferen,.,, ffr m,,n the rank and file mml
implicitly join in singing songs of praise,
be the selection of these men ever -o blind
to principle nnd honor, and a failure to do
so is at once pronounced me viiesi kinu ot
At tho ratification meeting on Monday,
McVeigh took occasion to de
nounce, in appropriate language, thishigh-
handed outtagp; but.feaiing fuither devo-
. . ... ..
lopments, the Clique choked him down by
, ; . TnrjKSDAT EVENING. Sept. C.
To tht Eis of tht Am. Clipper:
. 4
I. .. a,.
Gknts: Having just returned from a
- ' hard days' work iu the country, I have do-
- lermmed to devote a portion ofthe eve-
nlS ,n '"w.g toget.ter a .e,v u,ougn
. "idniSt TJJJ
under a solemn oath and penally little short
of dealh itst;,fi tQ keep la profounrje8t
6ecroSy all its doings, and then to;cap the
the climax, like a book ready posted, cony
mence charging the purposes and princi-
P'c8 of American order as being the
most nefarious and wioked that ever dis-
d guou .fun. murder, assassination
me M(, treRgon inst xh9 United States by
( giving th. Union and destroying all our
liberties, civil and relitrious. Ihisisitie
- burt)en rf le eopg of a the5r nd
- 6uraper8 hoth domestic and imported,
. .. . . . . -
nents of pohtics, morals, and even rollgioa,
thru to slander men, to villifv principles, and
fcUify the plainest word of licir country's
Gentlemen, I write as to men ot under
standing, and through you appeal to the
American order of this cb'fitity, knowing
as I do, and you know, and we all know,
that the expositions erid charges of these
Sag Nichts are premeditatedly and wick
edly fal so, votten op to - deceive the lesa
favored and ignorant portions of our com
munity. .
I propose, Geuts., briefly to state what
unuw to be true in rtlence to tins tuhjeet.
First, we propose to return to aud re
establish that Republican simplicity and
political integrity taught in the piimilivc
agj-s of our Government by Washington,
Jefferson. Madison nnd their compatriots,
both in our National and State Govern
ments. To effect tl is, we bilieve it to be indis
pensably ne'-eary to modify and change
our Xxiuralizvion Laws, so as effectually
to protect all true Americans against the
abuses and innovations made and trying
to he made by the foreigner led on by de
magogues and dishonest politicians. In
.doing thi', we hope and confidently expect
lo produce that state ol things which our
beloved Washisgto so earnestly presjed
upon ns in that inimitable production, his
farewell Address to Ins countrymen tne
sacred alherencc to the letter and rpirit of
the Cjns'Jtution, the preservation of the U
niona; the PalaJium of our Liberties, aud
last, though not least, Ihe abnegation of
Pnrty Spiiit, that worst of all enemies to
our Republican institutions
For the attainment of these objects we
have spread oar banner to the breeze, and
most cordially invite all good men to come
to the rescue. We require no abandon
ment of old and honest political preferen
ces, no pledges for bank or no bank, for
free trade or high proteeUon, for abolition
or pro-slavery; but simply ask a union of
all hen Est men in the t-o.nmon cause of ci
vil and religious liberty. Relying upon
the intelligence ofthe people and the truth
and justice of our cause, we make the is
sue, Americans vs. Demagogues and For
eigners; recognizing in all things the right
of majoiities (honestly obtained) to rale,
a doctrine upon which our Government is
based, and one without which Anarchy.
Tyranny & Liberty would be synonymous
terms. Success to your undertaking.
lours, etc.
' A. B.C.
The Sas .Mchts.
We learn that this conclave of emissa
ries of the Pope, composed of . the Post
Master and that gigantic specimen of tal
ent, his co-worker in the editorial depart
ment of Gov. Msdill's "Ohio Etgle," the
Ex-Sheriffs, Ex-Probate Judge and that
immensely popular specimen of humanity,
the ex -candidate for County Surveyor-the
Canal Collector and. bis particular forces
all combined, had a meeting last evening in
GipiivV nltl rrnrrpL tn niiier. if nncQiKIn tha
,', , , .,. . t ,
trout .eta waters oo.i.nj ,n ,ne uoeoioco
chaldron. The Post-Master . was more
eloquent than usual and thought "Demo
cratic principles" . immutable, and that
TpimHl.t ttrio tttA KaoS ,nli,l,ifa An tit.
, , . , . , . , ,
track, recommended tbe, withdrawal of
Mcdtll, because he uatea three-cornered
Cghu. : ; : , .... - c
The Surveyor though!, from the best
calculation he could make with his instru-
meats, that Chasb was a wooly-head. and
that the partyought iogo against him teeth
and toe-nail. (A sage conclusion.) Ho
took his seat amidst 'thunders of applause:
1 j t t .1 . 1
having convinced his bearer, that he was
a most extraordinary young man.
Several other speeches were mads, when
tho meeting adjourned to meet in Vande-
mark's stable-lofi, so soon as the Governor
shall return. - ! '
P. S. It is particularly requested by
lhe member. that tho next meeting be kept
profound secret. So our readers will
have lhe cooduess to say nothinRout of
doors about it. '
Is this campaign, it seems thai Mr. Chase
is not only to be accountable for his own
nntnlAne lint ff. f ininlnn. 1,A rl. Ttft .11.
r . . ..
tertam and for the opinions of others. If
any one believes the numerous falsehoods
put afloat by his enemies, be should join at
once the Locofooo party. That ts the
kind of men which the leaders of that par
ty desire with credulity enough to bo-
lievt everything they say, no uinercueo
tl let they may do.
?3!ICThe Licking Herald contends- that
IU Lodofoco party i the- ame old party
of former days, and that its principles and
practice- remain unchanged. - v
'. XT (4 rail htot it." The reopte thinx so
too. Tfieyhava ried Loeofocoism for 6
years to lueirsorrow, ana now vuey yiv
pose to.dispense with their semces-. ' ;
' The Know- Nothings . of . New-Jersey
hav held a State Convention" at' Trewvon,
and after a lengthy debate, on the Slavery
question, passed a resolution explanatory
of their sentiments, 'and declaring the re
peal of ' the Missouri Compromise was a
National wrong ; aud tl & n on$a y v--
Mr. Clay Did 3j to. ...
The Louisville Journal, generally a re
marksbly correct paper says: ; -
"For some months past the Freesoil and
Anti-Slavery pa pet 8 bave been circulating
the following paragraph, asserting that it
contains a sentiment once uttered Dy. Ken
tucky's greatest statesman, Henry Clay.
it purports to be toe Jimguag? used by
him: - . -.
"I repeat it, sir, I never can and .never
will, and no earthly power will make ma
vote directly or indirectly to spread slavery
over any territory where it dons not exist
Never while te.tson has a seat in my brain
never, while my heart sends -the- Tlial
fluid through my brain-ace-cr." '
We do not believe thai Henry Clay ever
used slich language or ever uttered sU6h 4
sentiment. We have carefully examined,
nil the published speeches and addresses of
that great man, and bave iridustri(oI in
quired of thoe who would probably re
member if he had ever expressed himself
in this manner, but we bave been unable
to find any authority for attributing to him!
expressions so inconsistent with all his acta
tnd opiuions, either recorded or remem
bered. Mi. Clay, in bis speech oq the Compro
mise Resolutions, Feb. 6th and 6th, 18ftO,
utlercd the following: sentiments, fsee Con-
ffrenionul Qlobe, Vol. 22, par, 1, page
"I have said that I never could vote for
it myself, aud I repeat that I never can,"
and 1 never will vote, and no earthly pow
er will ever make me rote, to spread slave
ry over a territory where it does not cxC
The above appeared in the .Cleveland
Herald of Wednesday. The extract given
by the Herald, from fir. Clat's speech, is
conclusive, and we think the Louisville
Juurnal will acknowledge the error into
which it has fallen. We think the senior
editor of the paper must bave been absent
when the article from which the above is an
extract appeared, for. we carjqot , believe
that om so well iofuimed ia regard 10 lit.
Cur's opinion: respecting slavery, would
have said that the exiral put porting to be
taken from one of his speeches is "incon
iiitent with all kit a- ti and opinions, either
recorded or remembered." We bave read
Mr. Clat's speeches, and have studied his
life with care we loved him while he liv
ed, and cheiish his memoiy with affection
ate regard now that be is dead and we
were not at all aupprised to Bee it stated
thai Mr. Clat bad spoken against Slavery
extension in the strong and emphatic
words quoted as his; bui we were suppos
ed to find in the Louisville Journal a state
ment that the sentiment they express "is
inconsistent with all bis a-;s arid opinions,
either recorded or . rem -mbered." . Wo
could quote many piS3gx from Mt.Clat's
speeches to show lbt the above ex ract is
in p-rfect ordance with his tnown sen
timents. We coull quote from no speech
he ever made a word which would show
that he ever would hav vo ed for tbe ex
tension of Slavery over fre territory.
We bave before us the "Biography of
Hesrt Clat," written bv Gxoece D
PaEsn0I E Ui.di.B.,'SW.l editor of
t,.. j.Mrnai 1 r.'hiial,Arl iW 1831 I
in which, pge 866 ft is written:'
' Slavery in the abstract Mr. Clay views
with unmingled abhorronee. He Justly
considers it a monster of evil a deadlr.
AfAn- away tha life-blood o'f
the Republic." ,, ,
1 Amid, on page S70vtfr. Paisftciilfi
' Mr. Clat was "opposed to slavery in
; a'-'T' forms. ,( ; .
Aow. then, is it at all surprising that
' a gfeat 8tatcsnj!U, jike jjV. Cur, tfhd
' was "opposed to slavery in all iu forme,"
who regarded it as "a vampire, drawiug
'ay the life blood of the republic' Who
considered it as " a monster of evil,"
, . ... nnrnillir,ed
abhorrence"- we say. is it surprising that
be should say, in a speech, that he would
j never vote, directly or indirectly, to spread
. 8,nvery ovcr "" t'""ry ! ' d
... - v 1 .1 it,:-
1 - m r, uLr n .is a tuau vvnu iwsvu n .mv
question with the eve of a great phnW
thropic statesman.. What he felt he spoke
Neither the follits or Abolition fanatics id
- u?r " "P"""?' "i "".I 'VZu
tion fanatics in the South, could cause biHf
to swerve for a moment froni the pah of
duty, or take a devious temporizing course
Cin. Quzcttt. .
i'ri. ....... V i rim KnninSlican mmlDSf
Xtc" . "jnJhU district. The Sledben,
j via fferuu indorses him in the following
eomplimentary terms: .
Mr. Catlotl, is one of the vert best' mart
in tho two counties. A farmer by 'profes
sion.' and a Republican by principle. He
is a o-entleman of liberal education, and in
. .... a . l.l mt
point or ability has out a tew eqaais.
man of sound pratstioal sense high sens
of honor, and in point of character, is a
bove suspicion." Jonas Catteii win o to
man who will represent tni'coun.w .
ferson and Colnmliiana, in the neit Seirat
of tbe State of Ohio; ' :
Hos. Aabov tfAttAJf-Wsy H glatf to
hear from the Xenia Torch Lyht. that the
Hon. Aaron Harlan is doingf yeoman r
ervioe for the Republican cause in his" at.
trieW Ifr. Harlan is ' ntan of eminent
bilitvv fi.paker, and having bee
witness to tbe oatrajM in Cotigivs. and ft.
mUiar wi th mean by which the Gava-
...nr.niata mititV to. acoottcl isD" their
nefarioua ends, hiaTemarka eatiqo fail of
K-5n ViiffhlTinteTestiDe. to every 4 s

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