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Reception of Gov. Shannon at Westport. F I' port. WESTPORT, Mo., Aug. 31st. His arrival at Kansas City—Introduction to members on the Martha Jewett—Serenade at Westport—His Speech and Platform—"S. G. Q."—No Nullification—Gen. Whitfield— Short and Sharp! &c., &c. I -. uov Wiimn Shannon. Mr. Rceder's suc- I Imtsor' arrive I it Ksnsas City Ihij morning, in h-steamer Mirih, Jewell. General And Mr. Speaker Sir ; -gfeltow. Messrs. Wattersnn, Weddle, Fo-mm, R.es, Blair, and other Keu aas legislators, ente-ed her asshs reached the whirr, tor the pu.-posi ot returning home. TVy met and were Introduced to the Gover nor on board, who satisfied them, I believe, . tha he wt likely to prove as efficient and cordinl a ci-operstor with t:ie regulator n. eouid have bten selected from the Free Si -Vs; even il "D. D." Atchison, or his mnst lev ted disciple had been the el -dor, instcud vi tn? President of the United Slates. After dinner a committee o'' gentlemen, residents of Westport.accompanind by acting Governor 'Voodson, and tw o or 'hree members o'' '.ha Legislature, rode down to K mesa City , visited the Gov i nor it the mtrltan Hotel, Ik J' when-ho pot up, and invited him to return ?m ' "if' them. He lode will; them to West I 9 port. In 1'ie evening he was serenaded, and cal V' ,p ut to sddrass the sudlenos, who had W I gathered around the bteps or the holel. It appeared. Me s'ood on the very sp,.t where a family r.-imesake a demagogue-divine had Stood ( lew week before, er:d appaaled to tne lutves I l esions of the ruddle, in order, alboit, thu m A'eMeaa might be elected, the Union saved i and "a lo.H world converted to G od." Thl step, too, had suoporUd the portly form (n tienous pun mUnded) of D. D. Atchison. Gen Whitfield tried it also. Up with it. u with it' regulator! divide this classical door H ( step nmoi g you; ami let the high p-iest i in your secret midnight councils, wear part of if, set in gold, as the Jewish high prien wore the scred breastplate of twelve preciou stoues. GOVERNOR SHANNON'S PLATFORM. I. Governor Shannon began Ma re n inarki by thanking the audience fo heir ouartoous reflation, it ratifl c) him, lie said, riot be nusr- it wa pi .tonally flattering, but because i ' showed him that they were noi flispt eed to decide on his oflinii career in advance, It showed hil that he might rely on "rooa aid,' i e,iu ivoring to overcome obiti which he was aware existed, but bop were not insurmountable, A voice Yes, yo-i shall have on aid. He regretted to gee in certain poi tion., of the Territory a disposition t nullify the "laws which hat-e been er gj acted by your legislature " T lib wa W : revolutionary movement which wa greatly to bo deprorcd. Ho rcgretta lo see in certain portions of the Tei rifcory a disposition to nullity th "laws which have been cnectod b yo.irL gislntarp." ThU was a revu lubionary movement wh'ch wa greatly to be deplored, lie regrcl ted, he said, that he had arrived to late to form the acquaintance of th members of the Legislature. H Maew uo.hing jltha iavv, passed t; th m, but from the ability and patriot ism of the ffentl imon who compose it, be doubted not that they wet ni o and judicious. But, even they wero not wise and judioiom o ii resistance and nuriQcatiou . them aa hot tho proper waytodefon their provisions, If th .y W9re , constitutional, there wero oourts t appeal to, which hud been create for tho purpose of deoidmg sucbquei tious. As to the Legislature that reoen! ly adjourned, at tho Shawnee MU . ton, he regarded i us a legal a in W ; (cheers,) and though that th objection 1 1 its power grounded oi i U removal from Pawnee, WAk puerih M every legislature enjoyed th tho right of removing the' neat q govermn 'at at pleasure. The Exeou tlv and judiciary of the Territoi had acknowledg d the Leglsl:itun a legal body, and so would he (Good.) He regarded their laws as bindlni on every oitiaonofthe Territory, am would use all his executive power an. iiidi .rity to carry them into effect (Cheers ) He said he did not intond to m dross tiiom on tho varioes quei'ioai that divided tho parties i thu Terri toryj perhaps hj did not onderstant i hem; and ho had not expected t. -peak on th's occasion. To one subject, however, he wouh alltidoSlavory. Hia official lit; and c u-eer wore not unknown to i portion, at least, of tho citizens o Kansiis. He had no intention o "hanging his political fuith. Hi bought, with reference to slavery k that aa Missouri and Kausej wen 1 joining SUtes, as much of that im m .Pn-.o commoreo up tho Missouri 'M ' :"ch was already rivaling tho com -n-iroe between tho United 8tatca am :jine European oounttiea, mua lieceasarily lead to a great trade, uu perpetual intercourse between them U would be mil if their in itutioa v i )U'd harmonize as othorwise then t -u!d be continual quarrels and bor v d-ri3ud Bi torn for s!au$ry it v 'Camus. (Loud oheera.) 1 J V'tvr thanking tba utdiscsv, tbs atv 0v truer witliorow. Or r,'en. VhltfleM poke ncx'. Hi, rpece.h. to use n Don n pliru.c, was "worse as bad," 0 vn far Inferior ewn to his art i-eloqtient itMrcaa to the D.'leates ut the Shawnee Mission. Uriel wars msed (r Gen. ft irboe, hut the gallant Briidntr suddenly l -.1 1 Tne audience then slio-.'teil fof Parks. Ooli tfay mounted the Iteat. I am re I queatad W sty that Mr Paris' OMtsty pre I n"i i iiiui ftom ipaeklnfi t,e and (av voiee: Weil, Colonel, 1 Ii ipo Bathing 'II prates,! you from apesk U'al May, With ilignity: Sr, I apeak at ' int. point of Hie p or to r .-onable gentle- i.i i-.'iev.-r ta axaii i trowds, i The crowd happened' to bo in a good l httffior, tnd took this severe tut as a jest, and el 'red the spe ikr. Voa wltl observe thl Ootafnor Shannon Ii nt I i!i it ho Bllfhl pilra 'he md of Mis- leoUll n:; for Ihcero d that he had addressed! was . imposed of raaldentt of Watport, and W'' tpnrl i in th Hiate of Mi-souri.- Wo i r the Governur is, aware of this fact I kn i n .t: inn I ao knj that he ctlled the Kant is L'tgirtl'imre ('than tpahlng to Mle tonrlan, in Mlceonrl) your Ltgltlatara, J. It. Prol Sliunnon writes M A. after his jniiiie. SI. A. mains tCisehiCToei Agitator, not ilastef of Ar.s us sonio errjneeusly sup- R. From the Western Di-patch. Independence, Mo., August 17th. At a meeting o' the c tiz ;n of Jackson COUlIt Vi held In Ihe Court-house, no Monday, I the lit h Inst.t lor the purpose of entering a M remonstrance against the Northern Moth. idiot m Church holding their utmuai eooftrtnaa in ! this citv. 'I On motion of Julge Brooking! Oo'. Jmnea 0;'liilcs Mitt Called to 'he chair, and N. R Me Hurray appointed Secretary. By request oi 11 th" clinr, R. C Smart. E.-q , explained lh' j object of tho meeting and on motion o " 1 William Cogswell, a committee of five were 8 appointed, coneUting ol the following gentle I men; J Stomtitreet, R. G. Smart, W. B Howard, Rohan Sto.ie, James .Smart, lo pre pare resolutions espreccite of the object o the meeting. The committee reported tin following resolutions: nr.itrAv It is known that the people cr 'wo-lerii Missouri linve been, and still are -1 ytcntly i x ilid uon tho slavery (uestiou glowing to their proxiioi'y to tlie territory o j Kansas and for various other causes wel - : uuwn to the public j i-j And W isRGAa, It Ii known that the Meth il 'ieli.t Bplscojiul Church North deelgn holdlnf j ti.uir annual conference i,i tiiis place in S 'p 1 tombui or ( loloittr next; j And Wiir.it .as, Wa believe that tho sit ting of mid conference in this placet hi vieu q of the el .oof publ it opinion here, and tbi upp ited HDli-slstory sentlmi m r.nd opln font Ol Lite mill inters ind Others who wil 1 compose sii.i conference may lead to resulti i and acts to be regretted b; ihii oommunity I we deem il but an act of justice to notify i, the ministers and others constituting suit fconferen oof the state of t:. mj;s here( acil ' I earnestly r quest them to hold said r inferenci ' .it rouie oilier point where less excitement a prevails, Therefore, j lif i r ,, 'i'iiat lor the rcaaopl above sttttei' and eel forth) we respectfully remonttratc with .lie ministers, bishops, and others, wbi will contlitute aild conference, against th( y holding of the Some at this place in SeptenT her or Oclober next, .i net earnestly rcquesi jthrmlohold sniil con erence at some oihei j point where Ices cxciti ment prevails upoi thl l vexed subject of slavery. q Rmo ;t J, That e deem it hut an act o g justic-1 to ourse ves to uk for peuce and re I pose upon the slavery question; and lor Ihii ' reason, j well as for those already stated V I we trust that ministers and others contitu .ting said c inference will hold the sme a ( some other pi ice. Jle.v read, That If the mini lorj nnd otheri 1 ronatitut og salJ coo eranoe, ahou'd, afta i. tins respectful remonstrance, pereiai In ho d ing the tame here, we shall hold ourselve ' fully acq titled from ui.y Oonstquencet toil ' may res It therefrom, li so'vel. That a copy of tho proceeding m of thit in ' ting he forwarded to the We, ten 0 Christian Advocate, published at Cine nnati , mid tie Central Cbrlstisa A Iv ca e, publi-.li I er at St. Loult, With ii req i"st thai the s imt I- im published in o iuIi of sni I papart, RkoIihJ, That th.i papers m this city b' requeued to puhjleh the proceedings uf thi ' meoiing. At er con-i 'ernh'e discu sion, on m 'tiol - of N It. M'.Murry, the roeolutioua Werr I ad iptt I. JAMES CHILES, Chairman. JAMES CHILES, Chairman. N. R. M' MURRY, Secretary. For the Western Dispatch. il I To James Chiltt, N R. M'Huny, it alii, o I ladependtnoe, Missouri : Qtntlemin lo ihe Western Dispatch, n M Prday, August 17. IMS, Independence, Mo I And the prooeedingi of a meeting bel I Ii I. Indtpenttnct, M on Mondny. Aug is ! 13, which I, as editor of the Wosleru Advo (ONte, a n reqtlttted tO pttbll h in mv paper 1 arhll h I do with great cordiality an I due i e lapect to all concern d. I unl my reu lr. 1 are not acqu iin ed with any OhlUvh wlncn you ilesijtinte hytheiiam"s of "the Nnrlhern Methodist Ohuroh,1 aid "the Methodis. E iis copil Ohareh N irth." Wo are tuisl s r.m " gors to the "ntaiatera, bishops, sud utners , who will constitute ssid confere ice;" yet si tho igh we nrt unacq i un od with any Church by cither nt tho two titles designa ted, or with soy of their bithops, ministers, nr members, w pub'ish, cordially and gratu itously, the proceedings o( the meeting as re J I queted. It it be said, the body intended to bo do i signated is the "Metb-idist IfUaopal (hurch of the United Hates," organ zed in 1784. f anj exisilng in Mi-souri coevally with Us I first white settlors, none of its officials, whe ther its general c inference, annual confer ences, bishops, mint-ters, or members will I respr n I to the mini ''Njrihem Mithodist i Church," or "Methodist Kpiscopal Church North," as they do not belong lo such Church, as their Church is known in law and ' equity, by'tke name and title of "M ttbodilt Gpi-co,ial Church of the United States." Hidniir paper been called bv the name of l the "Western Christian Herald." the Wet tro OhrieUstl Ivocats we would never answ er to the call.under sucli a name. i, What the Missouri annual conferenci ol g the Methodist Episeopsl Cnurc! will d. ii I 'hey are inttnded -I sm uot prepared to say; but, 1 presume, they will meet at their own churcb in In.lepeodeooe, Mi , on the I2tb of I Uatober next, at nine o'clock, A. 51., with the Rev M.iihrw Slmprtn, D. D , tbtir . president bishop, and proceed to transaoi such busiotst at it custtinary, under the name and title ol"the Missouri conference of I the A. tun usi Kpiscoptl Church that they , wiil conduct themselves peaceab y as good! men snd ministers, nnd when'their business is done, that they will disperse to their seve- i ral fields of labor in Missouri and Ksnsas, j and preach and pray for the a&lvation of sotila, teaching end preaching all things that Christ commanded them, even every thing ! contained in the whole word of God. It it ' true, tbey believe and hold, and by iheir Dis cipline inculcate, that slavery is contrary to natural lsw, contrary to the word of G id, and contrary to just homan lawa; as the laws which enact it are founded in iuju-tice and wrong. But though these laws are had, they i submit to them as far as God's law will si- i low, snd no farther; and as htJTal citiaens they am the supporters of lew in general. is their right, as cititens, thus 'o dissent, , to alter bad luws when they are able hy a mnjority of votes, nnd be the belter class of I citraens on this account, bee use that which is morally wrong, as slavery is, never can be politically rigl;t. The bishops, ntini-ters, nnd members of the Meth xlist BjiiCOxpal ! Church, arc of the fniih Of Washington. Jef- , fer-on, and the best American statesmen on this subj '0t; and their rights, us ciliiens, cun ( not be culled in question. If the Missouri coteerenco of Ihe Me'ho ! dist Bpkecpel Church be really intended, and .they will see fi: lor ihi sake of peace to ! ch.mje the tioio and phice for bidding their I conference, be it s ; I have nothing to any. To give up their riyhtt they rert-iinly will no. As things now stand. !t is expecled j they will m"et in Independence, as intend 'd. It was m v purpose to meet wi h the n there, i as editor, tin I ore t my bre hren in M ss uri, I as my lot, both a I preacher and as ed.tor, m iy I yet be cast In Mi s -uri, to labor for the In I teres! nf th- M hodist Kpiscopal Church, as . a Christian luittist, r, M a minister of tho Methodist Chun h, un tU 'd deeply, as I am, with ttiotig snti-slavern principl-s, drawn Mr. m the woril of G d, n id the principles of ! justice of the R , nan cv.l Jaw, and the De ' elsrstlon of I de i iu.ence, and the Con-titu-tion of the United Stat a. Should it be my ' privilege, genth m n. to visit Independence in next October, I will cr verse freely with 1 either of you, or soy i.ther gent'eman, on the points jn qnes'iun, or sny other points you please, with which I may be acqusinted. As ' I purpose to visit my old friends, the Wyan '. dots, who.- missionary I wa- in IR22, nnd ' among whom I organized the first sclmol, I ' propose, if God will, lo tuke Independence in my way, unar ned with any weapon, ex cept a penknita t1 make pens to write nut ' my "notes bv t lie av," and a razor to shave myse f, where a barber cunn"t be lound. I am pleased with the kind lone of your pro cee lings, and I pass by ihe hard things as ' scented with vour words, till I shall lime the pleasure of preaching, praying and com ers ' ing with you. M ist respectfully, CHAS. ELLIOTT, Ed. of the Western Christian Advocate. Cincinnati, O., Sept. 1, 1855. GIVE THEM ROPE. Wat thtre ever sc desperate and fanatical a set of scoundrels as the gang I h it have, by ' virtue of revolvers and bowie knivi t, usurped the control of legislation in Kansas! We detirt tO Csll Messrs, Olds, Dnoiev, Green ! und Shannon, and with lhe:n, all the Nebras ka LoCofoCOS in Ohio, who gave aid and ss- tlttanca to the nefarious schemes for the In troduction ol Slavery Into Kansas. Gentle men, stand up! Look the people of free States squaiely in the rac.c, while you hear ' read to you the following law which has just been passed unanimously by that delectable body, by courtesy, called the Kansas Legislature: AN ACT TO PUNISH OFFENCES AGAINST SLAVE PROPERTY. Mec. 1. every person, none or tree, con 1 victed ot raising a rebellion of slaves, free negroes or niulslioes sl.all suffyr death. Sec. 2. Every free person who thill ' aid in any rebellion of slaves, &c, or do any overt uct uitfur'.herance thereof shall suffer ' death. Sec. 3 If any free persons shall hy speak ing, writing, or printing, advice, induce, dtc. any slaves t rebel, conspire tgsintt or riinr 1 tier any eithvns of Kansas. or shall import oi airl in Importing SQoh documents, he shall suf fer death. BC, -I. Il'unv person shall entice, decoy or carry out ol K niz ia, any slave belonj inir In a lint her, wi'h intent to deprive the owner thereof of I he s- rv ice of such slave, or pro cure the freedom Of such slave, he shall suffer I deiih ir be Imprisoned at bird tsbur for not less mnii r years. S'C. 5 I any person shall attisl in en ticing, Si .. ( it ali.iv.-) shall suffer i!ealh or, be Imprisoned at hud Lborfor not less thuti ten yetr. P S c 6 I any person ehtll entice or carry awuy aul ol .m St ltd or territory of the Uni ted 8: .1 3 any slave, and shall ' bring such slave into this territory, etc., he ahal I tufler dtaM, or be imprison 'led at herd !ibr fir u ,t less than ten I I years. "j Sec. 7. If any p rtot shall entice any ' slave to es 'ape f urn tho servics of his m is ter "r owner, or shall aid any Slav" ' in escsping, be shall be imprisoned at hard labor lor not less than 'ivo years. Sec 8. If any person in litis territory shall aid or hurbor any escaped slave trom another Stale, such pers in shall be punish ed in like rftnuner as if suuh slave had escaped from his uiirtur in this territory. Sec. 9 II any person shall resist sny officer while attempting to arrest any slave thst may have escaped, or shall rescue kucIi slave, or aid such slave to escap -Irom the tli er, the p tsoii s i oil'ending shall be imprisoned at hard labor fur nut less than two years. Sec. 10. If any marshal, sheriff or consta ble, or the deputy ot sny such officers, shall, whtn required, refuse to aid or as ist in the arrest or capture uf any slave that may havt etcaptd, such officer shall be fined not less than B 100, nor inure than B500. Sec. II. If any person shall print, write, int'oduce into, publish or circulate, or cause to be brought into, printed, written, published or circulated, or shall knowingly sid or assist in bringing into, prirting, publishing or cir culating within this territory, sny books, pspsr, die , contain ng any statements, doe trinos, die, calculated to produce a distinc tion among the slaves ol the territory he shall be punisheo by iinuriaontnenl at hard labor for nut less than Avt yeart. Htc. IS. If toy rrtt pertm thall, by spaaking or writing, assert or maintain, that pmont hav not tkt right to hoidtlavei in the territory, or thall introduce int i Kansas, print, publish, vrite, circulate, or cause to bt in traduced into the territory , written, printed,! published or tircultted in this ttrritory, aayl book, pspsr, insgssine, pttnpbhM, or clrculsr, m,sn sfia . . - - uusw.u containing any denial of the right of persons hold slaves in this territory, such persons ah ,11 be deemed guilty of lelony, snd punished by imprisonment at hard labor lor a term of not less than two yeart. Sec. 13. No persons who is conscien tiously opposed to holding slsves hsll sit ss a juror, on the trie I of sny prosecu tion for any violation of sny of the sections of this act. Act to be in force nfter Sept. 15. 1855. Here is a be.,utilul law lo be forced upon the emigrants from the Steles by armed bands of Missourisns! Can the entire history of outrages snd infsmeus acts any wher find a parallel ta ll is? Yet, it is the legitimate and intended result of the repesl of the Mis souri compromise, which the D. O. G. 8 helped lo accomplish, and which their fol lowers then snd now ttphod snd justify! For :hes things the peopie have brought them into judgment. What have the culprits to sny why justice should not be dealt out to Miami O S Journal. THE BELMONT CHRONICLE! B. R. COWEN, Editor. "Hlern.tl hostility to every form of tyr anny over the mind of Mini." Thursday Morning, Sep. 20, 1 855. REPUBLICAN STATE TICKET roa oovlB.vor, SALMON P. CHASE, of Hamilton. TOR Lttt TE.XA.NT GOVERNOR, THOMAS H. FORD, oi'Kichland. FOR ACI11TOR Of STATE, FRANCIS M WKlUilT, of Champaign. TOR Sf.CRr.TARY OF STATS, IAMM H BAKBK, of Ram. TOR TREASt RFR OF STATE. WILLIAM H.OIUSUN, 01 Seneca. for mam of the mmm court,. ( Ftr the full term, I JACOB BRINKKUnnl'K, ot Richland. For Ms SSCSSCJf. CHAS. C. CONVKRS, of Muskingum. FOR ATTORNEY OENERAI,, F. I KIMBALL, of Medina. TOR MEMilER OF THE BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS. ALEX. G.CONOVER. of Miami. "I haft sin I thai I attar could vote for it myflf, nnd I repeat that I never can, and neter will vote. i and no earthly power will ever make ma vote lo sprrnd Slavery ovor t. rtitory wht e itdum not exist llcnrv Clay. frln Jnnirary, lts.'iO, In ih United ;tntes Senate, ! Hon. Salmon P.Ciias-, being charged with entertain ing dlsanion 81'iitiiirerus, said---"We in the West know of no rit's of irithmetk- 'by which to calculate the Value ofthet'nlnn -V "look upon it as we do upon the Slut archof litaten "as someiliiru; thai c:in lever brutk 01 fall.'- Kr"Sir, whenever Mrer" is a MtlsttntHI rrool to he done, whenever there is " fmlof laud to !i oi venled irom becoming tlnVH nrrriiory. I am ready 1 1 arrest the principle of tha eatenstnn slavery. I SOI pledged to il Amm Ihe year Id.ti; I htts been pledged to ii again snd ag'-ln; snd I ' !ll pertorw those pledges."" HVniVr, in the V, S. Svnult: in I8&0, Gov. Shannon's Speech. In another column may be found a report Gov. Shannon' speech ot Weslport, Mil When lha telegrnpliic despatch in reference lo this speech, was received tn town, Shan non's friends pronounced it a tie. One man suid Shannon has done nviny foolish things n his t;me, but he never made such a foolish speech as that." But here we have it with out u doubt of its being correct. What siy the Ohio Democracy now in reference to our charges of pro-slavery! Here is a man they have icpestedly hoi ored honored with the hightett office within thpir gift.and ho appears to have "no intention of changing his politic al frith," Tiie Ohio democracy, then, are 'we tor slavery in Kansas." He thinks bo-cau-e Kansas a id Missouri are adjacenl.there lore "it would be well if Iheir inslisutions ehmitd harmonize." The same reasoning would say "Kentucky and Ohio are adjacent therefore H would be w:ll if tlteir institutions sicii'd harmonize, llierelore am for ulavery in Ohio." There, Is not that a lair deduc tion, ,'rom the premises, read-r! But, read the speech nnd (hen bund it to your D.'tiio Urstit neighbi r to read, 'or lie will not see il in the organs of his party. Ponder over Ibis .ivrmal on the part of this Northern dough face reflect th t he held these opinions while here among us while enjoying your llffV ges, and representing you in Congress. What has ihe editor of the Gazette 4 Citi zen to say now aboul ihe p.o-slavery demo cracy! Publish the Governor's speech, Stephen! Do! 07"Wc certainly never intended injustice to any one, inu h lesi our excellent friends ol the Spirit if Democracy. We saw the article heuded "Onio Politic," in the Diily Gazette, tnd the first article under the editorial heud w.is about three timet in length, snd was to the eflect ihst Mr. Whmrton not on'y did nut write the srii.-ie in question, but did not en dorse its sentiments. We never saw the weet.ly, and don't knsw whether it wsa in that or not. This Bro. Jer. accounts for our dilereuces. TRIMBLE MEETINGS. There will be Tr nitile m ting in this plsce on Wednesday, September gglii, being the day of the circui. Messrs. J. R. Stanberry, A. B. tiling Norton, M. L HA ('CHER E.-q. and C, L, Poorman will be tne oao of the d ,v. Messrs. John Davenport, E,q., Rev. David Trurman, snd M L. lisicber, K o , are to hold forth in Cambridge un tha d typ revtou.. Messrs. M. L, Hatcher, Esq , and "Hon, P, Tallmsn," tpeak in Woodsdeld ou the U9th mot , ttd. die. OlT'l't'S Amsriuaii Enterprise roaktl t slight mi slake when it says thai M- Lawrence is the Republican candidate for Scuator in Guernsey distrie.. Ht is (be regultr rtndi eate of tbo regular bunker-Nebrssks Loco toco parly. He was buwerer, a candidate lor nominalieii fur Congress Isst fall before the Bsrnesvi'le Republicsn Convention. John Sinclair Esq., of Jdunroe county is tbs Republics i candidate fur Senator in that dis trict; be is the right kind of a man, too, and will nof'etvt" oa the Ntbraata qutttion. fjfr iA A Crooked thing made straight. Tne Stat sman a week er so since contain d what purported to be s let er of 5. ' Chase's which purported to htve been written to a Germsn in Sandusky. We give below ' the letter st it tpptared in the Statesman. after being ttanilated into German, and then 'ark into English dge.in, wilh wbst chsnge the sequal will shew: XENIA, Aug. 24, 1855. "That I do not belong to the Know Noth ings, but always opposed their dark princ' ples, the people of Ohio ought to know and be convinced; nevertheless, I will now re peat sgain that nl1 ny influence shall be ex erted to vigorously appose any oppression or injustice exercised against foreigners as well as natives in whatever manner r shape I cancede to, snd wish every oce, without dis tinction inregard to nationality, the enjoy ment of all those rights, which I claim lor myself. "But it seems to be evident that tho dis sension nnd schemes of the Know Nothing Order ut Philadelphia will bring about B liberal policy towards immigrants, Even Mr. Ford, the so severely censured Know Noth- i ing, expressed himself to that effect, that im migrants shall haft til the rights of Ameri can citizens. The naturalization term nf five years was never too long for me; and if il were within my power, I would gladly con cede a shorter term to any true friend of lib erty among immigrants. But ai the same time, I declare unto ihem, that I would have American institutions respected and upheld,! and changed and amendd only for the soke of treedom, general, universal Ireedom. "Men who di-turb the pesce, snd prohibit peaceable citizens from the exercise of their franchise and freedom of sppech, are no A mericans. all h ugh born in this country. But, Sir, the chief subj"ct is and will be the slurry question. He who directly or j indir-ct ly raises his voice In lavor of slavery, is no freeman, and provokes all other meas ' ures for oppressicn, which also pertain in the cotVgory of slavery." Now thr facte in relerence to this letter hrc simply as follows: A letter was addressed, not to a German, ss the Statesman has it, but .o a Mr. Good win, of S indu-ky City, ao Am-rican by hirih. The letter teas not intended for publication, as appears in tbo letter (which portion th't Sistcsiniin omitted,) and wiih Ibis understand ttf Mr, G. g've the letter to Sir. Ruens, the j editor of a German paper Mr Ru-ss d:sre ' g.irding the injunction of Mr. G translated the le'ter into German and published it. B ii'k but poorly versed in the English lan guage, and zealous lor Mi'. Chan he did not traiitlste it accurat;!y, and biting altered 1 somewhat In eaeh trausl iti in it is now in th? Statesman slut net tntir-sly different front the jorig.nsl. The following is the letter, the original of which is in the hands ot the edits lorsoi tho O. S. Journal. XENIA, Aug. 24, '55. j Mv Dear Sin: Your letter has remained I long Unanswered, but I h ive been all the time in motion. I now luko momentl when I ought to he n-!eep. I appreciate highly the generous and liber al course of Mr. Rue-is, and have directed my nephew to ail ress him a note to that effect. As io the Know Nothing organization, it is well known and understood tha' I am not a member of ihe Ord r; and all my influence will be direcled against injustice & oppression in every form. I accord fully to all whatever j ligh's I claim myselt. ! To me, however, it seems evident that I since the split nl Philadelphia, the Order in j ihe Free St iles ;b daily becoming more liber- al lor-vards our immigrant fedow-citizens. I desire to promote this tendency, and indulge strong h ipes that the Order itself will soon 'so liberalize its plitforui as to leave in it no thing ol w hich the foreign born, really attach ed lo our institutions, can complain. Such 1 am assured by prominent moinhera of the I Order, will aclu.ily be tho case. Mr. Ford, for exam ile, positively avows that he i- ready to tttow lo all loreiguers, who are in heart i Americans every privilge of American oittj J tens. He does not con-dder that it is neces- J sary for a for igner lo reside here any par j tiuultr length ol lime in or ler lo become ii heart an American, and desires nn extension, ' as I understand him, uf the present naluralizi- lion term of five yers ! I asy this to do justice to the gentlemen nn the ticket. S i fur as I know, none of them i are proscriptioitists or bigots: while all of them would opp osu any attempt to subvert or injure American institutions by ecclesiastical I oower or alien combination For myselt, I have no fear of such uttetnpls, and believe that the vasi majority ut the immigrant p i ! pulaliun would resist such altempis.ts pro-opt ly and energetically as the most American of the Americans. Honce I am happy in believing that there is no longer any danger to loroign bom citi zens from the American org iniz itiu. 'I'd I onlv actual dang -r is from the pro-Slavery i wing of it. Men who oppose the oppression l ot Slav ry in frond failh, Cinnot long enter I tain illiberal views of any question. This letter will be sufficient to show my : own failh, and my hopes in respect lo others. I have no objections to your showing it to ! M Ruess, or to his making such use uf it as his discretion will spurove, on'y reserving that it be not published or printed; as I would prefi rjjto avoid any mine. es try appearance in I the newspapers I ilu MM hesitate, however, j to avow all the letter contains in conversa tion wilh all who se -k lo know my views. Yours isithfully. S. P. CHASE. AOMER GOODWIN, Esq., Sandusky City, O. There is nothing in the letter w hirh the most unscrupulous politician can turn to th -detriment of the writer. Suchshallowt icks will invariably result in good to the person assailed, aa their reaction is alwaya power ful. Indeed the Sialesman, finding it bad made ruiher a bold stroke in regard to the letter come out with the following: "This, let i hi render rameiiiber, is a translation Irom a translation Mr disss wrilas iu ngli-h lo urn tli i in. in editor or some niUsr pars in or person al gjr.dusky. Tne Isiiar is translated trom I nglUh lor lha Uerman papsr, tnd appearing Ikare. loisei imel is rs-translawd into Knclisu for the Statesman It u stars iAo or iahle ttmt lis nknutology i$ Mas mtxiijitd frem that af the original espy." Tha Citizen published tbe letter fron the Statesman, whether ha hat tht manliness to r tract or espist n, remains to bt teen. 0p A violeut storm unrooftd the Court J Huute at.Wtihiuftoa on tbt 11th iutt. GOOD. A correspondent from Goshen township. pesking of the Trimble meeting in Belmont, , says. "One ptrson; st lesst that wss not in t 1 fsvor of CAoiw before hearing Tollman, -vent i 'home a decided Chase man. Ho said that "speech convinced him that Chase is not so . '-bad after all. I think perhsps if ho would - "come out again he would turn some more." . Missouri vs. Methodism. We call attention to the resolutions of an Independence (Mo.) meeting, denouncing the Methodist conference, which is to hold its session in that place next month. It is fol lowed by a letter from that staunch old hero of Methodism, Mr. Elliot, editor of the West ern Chrislain Advocate. These reselutiuns reveal the general feeling of the Westein Missourisns towards the Methodist Episcopal church. If John Wesley wos to go there af-1 ter having pronoonced slavery "the sum of I all villainies," they would mob him, Yet we j in the North are cautioned against forming a sectional parly! Faugil (KrThe Bell-Air Times, a Trimble paper, hat ceased to exist; in other words, has "gone dead." It was a bad move in Mr. Duncm, trying to slart a paper in these times at 4!,00 a year. It can't he done. OT The Slatesmm mska s terrible fuss because Mr Edgington, s Virginisn, presid-1 ed at the Chuse meeting in Steubenville. It j stys, furlher, that Mr. E. is a slaveholder. This is not so. There arc but three slaves in Hancock county, where lie resides, but he does no, own either of them; he is a cor. sistent anti-slavjry man. Now publish Shan non's Westpo t spee.'.h, ColoT'l! Do! fjJTA lew weiks ago, th types made us say thut the Republicans of Medina and Lorain rouoties had noniinaled Herman Con field for Governor it should have been for Senator. Q7"The Presicfcn1 h is app lin'.ed S. G. Ca-s, of Alibama, Associate Jo.-iice of the Supreme Court ol Kansas, in place of Judge Elmore, removed. The Bister Fruits—The Suicide of Slavery. [From the St. Louis Intelligencer.] i Our nes from Western Missouri is of ominous unl most, discouraging chiracter. , Tne region is oufferi-ig from mildew nnd blight. 1 1 9 glor1 is dimmed, its spirits aba ted und its hope fading. T.ie emigration to Kansas btt been almost entirely nhecked. Em grants (rum the North ern or free Slates h ive at ss?d to go to Kan sas, because they find as good lends elsr I wh're not cursed y mob I tw, nor ruled by ' non-resident bullies. Bmlj rants irom the j Southern St iles do not go to Kansas, be 'cause thev will r.ot put iheir sluve property i in eeril, by Inking it into a territory where j there is a strong Freesoil element thrcaten j ing the security of slaves. Any man of sense might have foreseen i this result. .Valium and Georgia may hold j public meetings, and resolve 10 sustain the I slaveholders in Missouri in in king K-ins is a slave State. But iheir resolutions comprise all their aid which is not "material" enough for the crisis. Wh u slaveholders ot Ala bams and G -orgi.i emigrate, they go to Lr.u-i-oanu, Arlsmsis, and Texis. Thev do not come wilh their slaves to Missouri or to Kansas. Call they that, backing their I'riendtl Thus the matter stands: The Northern emigrant shliUS Missouri aud Kmsas as plague spots of the nation. The Southern cuiigrarts shun Missouri and Kansas, because here is tho battle ground between Sluvery und Freesoil. The result la, Kansas, the 'airest land un ler the sun, is neglected and idle; occupied by a few honest and earnest, but dishearten ed pioneers, and lordod over by a dozen or two feudal tyrants of Mi-souri. who curse by their presence ihe htpd they have desolated. Such is Kinea poor, neolected and de spised md We-tern Missouri stands infect ed by the horr blo conljgion of ouilawry, and d kindles away un ler the mora! leprosy ot its m .bocratic leaders. We sre assured bv two gentlemen of hih posili m in We tern Missouri, bit tonlly differing in political sentiment oi e upholding ihe oblignrchy tha- controls ihe affairs an t tramples upon the peoples sovereign y in Kansas, the oth er dcploriag the cursed madness of the day themitters ore gluxny enough in We tern Mis ouri. Bti iness is dull. Ooniiuerc.e is stagnant. M uiey is exceedingly scaice, snd a Is ute pervadss the people. Tne fl'ty thou sand people thit ought, this season, to have pUred into Ktnsas, are not th-r'. Tne prairie sod remains unbroken. The sound of the ate and ih-' whoop of th husbandman are not beard Western Missouri towns are not thronged with settlers buying th'ir outfits and their equipments of husbandry. Tie fanners And no in irket for their horse,', mules, oxen and cows. There is i n new and large trade springing up in Kansas. Tho much vaunted Kansas towns lie neglected a m ickery lo 'their own 'rs and a langhini stock for sll men "Dead dead dead" in ty be written on a 1 1 the country so deep and disastrous has been the high and fon.' hopes of the past year. In M iy Isst, the editor of the Intelligencer wis in K -murky, snd he met numerous ol the most respectable snd wealthy farmers al thst Stale, such si form so Urge a portion of the population of M-saouri. They spoke of the intention they had of removing io Kansas or Western Missou-i; but said ihevhsdaban doned il utterly, for the reason that they would never think ol taking their fsmilies to a region where law was set sside, prrsses mobbed, and men t riven frnm the country bv irresponsible sud unknown bunds of Reguls tors. They preferred the rule of lsw to anarchy. In s recent trip thr ugh several N.-rlhwestern States, we found that the ssm I circumstances were mott in lustrl ntsjy and fatally used to divert emigration to thoro States, tnd to prejudice Missouri snd Kansas with every clsss of people. The most sir- t graveling ttories of insults and outrages com mitted by M isnurisns nn the persons o' emi grants from the Old World or from he free Ststes, who are found ascending tbe Missou l river, are circulated in the newspapers all through the free States: ai d it is impossible ' le conceive of the deep hatred thut generated owards our whole State in the Northern J . i 'If ol the Union, Between these Area, Missouri is leading mt her languid existence. St. Louis it e-a-d-d In a most wo.'ul way. Our railma 'l ireep at snsil's pace. vYe build ten mm' , arhiio oth- r Western Ststes ouild one hui. Ired. In every department of life we leel the paralysis. Instead of bounding forward, nnn-nnt, strong, snd rejoicing, we sit with dull eve, and heavy spirits, tnd listen lo thd lick of a dead watch. These are the bitter fruits of the repeal of the Missouri Compromise a wicked and wrongful deed that will i et bring a hell of bitter sell-reproaches to its authors. Mis souri did not demand that repeal. The South never asked it. Atchison rolicited it and in a moment of political insanity, the South consented to the wrong and trade the wrong her own. 7'Ais was the suicide of Slavery. Every step since taken has deepened the wrong and enhanced the danger. The Free Slates organized Aid Societies, and sent t In-ir men to make Kansas Irec. It hud been free soil, bv Solemn compact, for thirty-five ycar; and they naturally were incensed to see its character changed. The S utl. would have been far more indignant il" a Slave ter ritory had been thus, by unexpected act of Congress, converted into Iree soil. The Free States bad a right to be indig nant that a life-long Compromise had been repealed und they had s right to try ly keep Kansas free as it had been, by peaceful co lonization. They attempted nothing else. But a portion of the citizens o! Missouri, herded by A:chison and Stringfellow, de nounced the norther. i emigrants ss "paupers and hirelings" because they were sent west by the money uf a society; snd so they held county meetings in Missouri, and raised mon ey and sent Missourisns to Kansas to mike Kansas a slave terriiory! Were these Mis sourisns "hirelings" too? And did these two wrongs make one rightl Atchison snd Stringfellow, wit'i their Missouri followers, overwhelmed the settlers in Kansas, brow-beat and bullied them, snd took the government from their hands. Missouri votes elected tho present body of men who insult public intelligence and popu lar rights by styling themselves "the Legis lature ot Kansas." This tody of m.na.e helping themselves to fat speculations by lo cating "the seat of government," and get ting town lots for their voles They ure parting Uw, uls'rinc'iising a I thd olt'tentHif Kansas who do not believe negro slavery to be a Chris ian insiilution und a national I blessing. They ore proposing to punish 'with imprisonment the utterance of views in cons stern with their own And they ore tiying lo perpetu.it' this preposte.-oiis and infernal tyranny by p lowing fore term of ! years creatures ol ilietr own, as commissi on , era in every county, to I .y and coil, ct taxes, and see that the lawa the are passing u.e faithfully executed, Has this age anything i to compare with these sett in au-luciiy! j The Free St 're men of Kansas h .vu re solved not to submit to this daring Usurpation ; of a non-r es dent oligarchy. They have Otll ed a convention of the people of Kansas, to I meet in September next, and frame a con- stitutiou for their government. This inove jnipnt will be supported by thousands in Kan j eat) and it will ra ly and bring tu their aid the Northern Stales Ihul have been for tha ; time staggered and con'used by the untoward I even s in Kansas. The next Congress will find then this issue j before them a Free Stale Constitution pre isenled by one portion of ihe people of Kai) isas, and the pro-slavery territorial laws ot' the i present fraudulent Legislature. The House ol Representatives of the next Congress will i bo largely Fruesoil or Anti-Nebraska. The I pro-aluvery luw of' the bogus L'gislature will j be rej.'cted, nnd with tat Congressional sane j tion they are nolva'ld and the contest will then be on accenting the Consliluton pre sented by the Freesoil people. The Free St,.te Constitution muy pass the House, but nut the S.-n ale. But th.; effect will be as i disastrous to Missouri und ihe South. Kan jeas will be left to anurchy. The slavery that j is there will flee from il perhaps even the j slave propeny of Western Missouri give way under the panic, and seek safety in the cotton fields and sugar plantations of Texut. It has been the common opinion with thoughtless persons and thick-headed bullies af ihe west, lhat the r.oithern and eastern men will nut fight. Never wss a greater mistake. The sons ol New Eegl ina and the Middle States do not HU to fight. Tbey wotnd rather work plough build towns, railroads make money, end rai-e families, than fijht. i ut fight they will, if need be Remember, the sons of Ne..v England shed me first blood in ihe American Rev Jut ion and Uiey were the last to furl their fi igs in that terrible struggle. They have neyer dis graced their country by cowardice, and they will not. They are Americans, with spirit, courage, end trance, and deep love of liberty, to uuirnate ihem. The Free Sta'.e men in Kaneas will fight before they will be dislmn cuiaed in I trrmpled oa. M rk the word. Here comes, ihen, the suicide of Slavery. The outrages committed by Atchison and his fellows in the repesl of the Misso uri Compro mise, sod by Siring'ellow snd hia followers in subjugiting Km. as to non-resident rule, wil bn ng on a collision first in t?ongreds, and then in Kansas and who shall tell the end? Slavery will never sustain iiself in a bor der State by th award. It my conquer L s -me respect-; but it csn never "coirqn r peace" Nver! never! One i light tkj lires of internecine war tn del nee of slavery and it will parish while you dolend it. Slavo holders arilj not stay to meet the fif V. P os nerty is timid, and the slaves will pa sent to Tex is to be in "a safe place" while ihe fi.rht lusts; and is s ion ss the slaves are gun- it will be found thai M ssoun has nnthing4o dght about, and the fight will eud "before it beains." j Thu, the slavery p-opagaudists who re pealed th" Misso iri Compromise t . make Kansas t slave State, will mske Missouri tree; and in endeavoring to expel abolition from Kansas, they will fill both Kansas and Missouri with sn entire free white populs- t L lion, worth more lo thsse two Statea than all I the in-groe - in America. Is not the Kansas outrsge the suicide of Slavery! Have uot the people of Mis ouru 1 intereste.' in the preservstion of Slavery in- 1 the State, brought themselves into s desper ie predicament by following the insane counsels of Atchison snd Strinzf -Howl OTln our perigrinations th-ough It -Imonr, hlarrison, Jefferson tnd Columbiana counties, wt find and awful small number of Trimble uen, and they are wohilly decreating in U(Qhtrt. American Enterprise.