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Correspondence of the St. Democrat.]
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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-
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. 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,
Ed. of the Western Christian Advocate.
Cincinnati, O., Sept. 1, 1855.
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:
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.
B. R. COWEN, Editor.
"Hlern.tl hostility to every form of tyr
anny over the mind of Mini."
Thursday Morning, Sep. 20, 1 855.
roa oovlB.vor,
SALMON P. CHASE, of Hamilton.
THOMAS H. FORD, oi'Kichland.
FRANCIS M WKlUilT, of Champaign.
for mam of the mmm court,.
( Ftr the full term, I
JACOB BRINKKUnnl'K, ot Richland.
CHAS. C. CONVKRS, of Muskingum.
F. I KIMBALL, of Medina.
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
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
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
"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.
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.
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
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
[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
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
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.

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