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Jty We copy the following account of ? speech by ? prominent old line Whig, from the Fairmont Virginian : A. r. IIAYMOND. We had the pleasure of hearing a ?peecb for the first time daring the presi dential canvass from A. F. Haymond, on Monday. He addressed the people in the oourt-house ; the bone and sinew of the country were present in great numbers. The court-house was literally overflowing. We Xrere glad, however, to find that the best feeling prevailed among both parties, The crowd listened with great attention throughout, and however the American party may differ tfora Mr. Haymond politically, they can not fail to admire the candor, sincerity and ability with which his expressed him self. Mr. Haymond said he had for some time desired to addrtiss his neighbors and fallow-citizens of the county of M&rion upon the subject of thfe presidential elec tion,?that his object was to assign to them his reason why he should rote for Mr. Buchanan : In so doing, be desired to be respectful to the feeling* of all, tfrough he should in argument run coun ter to tho opinions of some present. He ?aid he had voted for General Scott in 1852 for President.?that the Whig party with which be had acted heretofore was without organization, and was in fact for tbo present, dead. He then gave a his tory of the Whig and Democratic parties showing the difference between them to be upon questions entirely national, and that the principlas whisb then sperated them were in the main obsolete or settled now. That there wore at piwsent three political parties organised in the coastry, ?the Democratic, Black Republican, and Know-Nothing or American parties; that Fillmore and Donelson were the nominees of the Know-Nothings and had accepted the nomination of that party that Fillmore bad left the Whig party and United wiih the Know-Nothing party in opposition to Whiggery and Democracy, and had proclaimed the Whig party dead. He therefore felt that Fillmore had no claims upon him as a Whig for support. That the principles of the K. N. party, ao far as they tend to establish religious tests for office and to extend the term of residence in the country for foreigners to twenty-one J ears instead of five, before naturalization, and also by pledges or oaths to exclude all foreigners, <fcc., from office, whether naturalized or not, were at war with his notions of right and justice, and he could not therefore go into that P?1"'}*- 1 hat the Black Republican party with Fremont as its nominee, was sectioa al in its organization and principles,? proposed to trample upon the Constitution and its oompromi-es, and was disgraceful to the country, and if successful would destroy tbe Union. That the'Democrat ie party extended and had an existence all over the Union,?that it embodied in its platform the great principle of non-in lervention by Congress in the territories with the subject of slavery. This plat form left the matter with the people In the territories, and was in faot a platform of peace and union embodying the princi ples of the Constituting V . l^en alluded to tho Kansns ques tion : He said the Kansas-Nebraska act was just and right, and ought not to be repealed ; and that the Missouri restric tion of 36 deg. 30 min., w'as unequal and unjust. Mr. Haymond then referred to the K. rt. platforms : He said that tbe K. N. m.riy'.b.y ".8 PUtform of 1855. made at x*hiladf Iphia, recognized the principles of the Kansas act, in and by the 12ih sec tion, which was the important national Pi!" it 'V Pl#tfo? of that year ; that the K. N. party at its convention in 1856, repudiated the 12th section of their plat form?struck it out and became sectional andI abolitionized. That the Kansas and .Nebraska act only contained and carried ??t.ol?pn?f'pie8 ?' the compromise acts of 1850. Mr. Haymond then entered at length into the discussion and explanation of the principles of the Kansas-Nebraska aet, showing its justness and propriety.? He said the Democratic platform and P"* we""e national and sectional, not that Ine South had not committed any aggres sions ou the Norih?that in fact she had lost by all the compromises, while the Worth had gained?that the South, for tbe sake of peace, bad always given and yielded to the North, and could do it no longer. He then went into an argument showing clearly that the old whigs could not vote for Fillmore, but ought to vote for Buchanan ; and announced bis inten tion to go and do likewise. -A letter was received here some itn days Bgo from a member of the party whose departure for the ?? Great West," upon a tour of observation, etc., we chr'o nicled at the time, dated "Clifton House Canada," assigning as a reason for wri. ling from that point, the extremely offen "V!ut0v Bn<* beBring ?f 'he population, on the New York side of the river, to the sentiments and feelings of all Southern men. 1 be party was so much annoyed and disgusted by the furor of Black Re publicanism whioh they encountered 'here that they went over into Canada, and broke a botte of champagne to the health of Queen Vie. A letter from the same gentleman, da ted Chicago, reached here this morning, which says: " Oo in for Buchanan, as hia election is the only hope of the safety aad preservation of the Union. I have not heard of Fillmore since I left New York." This is the language of an " Old Line Whig," a gentleman, who in his travel through to the North West, has made it his especial business, in so far as it was practicable, to collect the signs in the po litical horizon North, with the view more especially to shape his own course of ac tion in the approaching Presidential oon t?sl."?Alex. Sent. Szvntx Rbbceb.?The managers of the Norfolk (Virginia) theatre declined fur nishing facilities for taking a test political ote of the audience, on the ground that hey did not wish to impair the standing of the legitimate drama by mixing it up with politics. This, as the Richmond Dispatch remarks, is sensible, and is a severe rebuke to those ministers of reli gion who have devoted their churches to political uses and themselves to the sup port of candidates for the presidency. &W" Throw physie to the dog*. Buchanan on Squatter Sovereignty. Read the letter below from the South ern Advocate published at Hunlsville, Al. [t scatters 30 th\ wind Cpe iqpfprpretatiQn which the'opposition put upon Mr. Bu shanan's letter of acceptances: JHILADELPHIA, Aug. 6, 1856. ah Sinr^vl ?i>ent two hoars jresterday with Buchanan at Wheatland. His grounds are beautifully afid tastefully arranged, but his honse is plain and un pretending in the extreme?everything has the air of unostentatious Democracy. But the man himself ia the very imperson ation of unaffected republicanism. I was never more agreeably disappointed in my life. He gave us a cordial and frank re ception, and talked with ns with the free dom of an old acquaintance. I really felt as if I had known him all my life.? He snid the issue involved in this election was the Union of these States as equals. That the South had submitted to the ag gressions of the abolitionists with a pati ence that might well challenge the admi ration of the world, and considering their 6re?eating propensities, was difficult to understand. He ridiculed the doctrine of 8quatter Sovereignty, and said that the South had now, for the first time in the history of the country, obtained from the government the eoncesaion of the true principles, viz : that the people of a Ter ritory had the right, when they came to form a State Constitution, to say whether they would or would not have slavery.? That by this legislation Congress had ad mitted that the power was with the people and not in Congress, the only sensible rule was, that this could be exercised bv the people only when they came to form a State Government, preparatory to ad mission into the Union. I give you al most his very words. He said, if he should be elected, he felt satisfied the slavery question would be finally settled, provided be could carry a portion of the New England States or the State of New York. In other words, if he were elec ted by a national vote, what he would do in the premises would have a national support, and the strength of Free soilism. which is sectional, would be dispersed.? The truth is, Mr. Buchanan is sound on the question as was Mr. Calhoun, and the Northern Democracy are better Southern men to-day than many Democrats even at the South. . Whatever they may have done heretofore, now they meet the ques tion boldly, and defend the institution of slavery with a fearlessness that we might do well to imitate. They do not even apologize for it on the ground that it is re cognised in the Constitution ; but they say it is right?that God himself establish ed it, and that it has the Bible for its foundation. If we do not sustain these men in defence of our institutions, we de serve eternal infamy. The contest is ob viously between Buchanan and Fremont, Fillmore, is not in the race. No man here .pretends, to say that he is. On'(|be whole, therefore, I consider his election beyond peradventure?and what I regret is, that there can be found in the whole South a single man who will ncl vote for him. If they could see him, and hear him ta!k, I firmly believe he would get every Southern vote. 1 have scribbled this off so hurriedly 1 fear ycu will not be able to read it'. Yours, truly, W. B. Figures, Esq., Huntsville, Ala, A Duel Frustrated. Washington, Oct. 7.?B. B. Botts and R. A. Pryor, with their friends, went out early this morning to fight a duel, near Blair's farm, just across the District line. The ground was selected, but before their position* was taken all the parties were arrested, together with their weapons, pistols, and brought before Justic God dard, when the piincipals were released on their parole of honor that they would return to Richmond with officers sent from that city to arrest them. The Union of to-morrow will contain the correspondence between the princi pals and seconds of the projected duel be tween Mr. Botts and Mr. Pryor. Mr. Bolts proposed a meeting to take place near Washington, weapons, pistols, dis tance ten paces, which Mr. Pryor accept ted after demurring to the delay. Ap pended to the correspondence is a card from" T. P. Chistnan, Mr. Pryor's se cond, in which he states that every en deavor was made to evade the vigilance of the police. He closes by saying : "that being satisfied from these facts and others that any attempt to secure a hos tile meeting between B. B. Botts and Mr. Pryor will be thwarted by persons not connected with the matter, but friendly to Hon. J. M. Botts, and is also satisfied, from the physical condition of B. B. Botts, as exhibited on the field, that Mr. Pryor ought not to shoot at him, I can thereiore, have nothing more to do with the matter." Proposed Further Extension of the Parkbrsbukq Road.?A writer in the National Intelligencer advocates the ex tension of the Parkersburg road via the 'Hocking Valley to Athens in Ohio. He suggests to the authorities of Baltimore the propriety of interchanging views with the authorities of Marietta for'a future and permanent atraagement in relation to the Muskingum Valley trade. This is of great importance ; its products consisting of flour, bacon, and every thing raised in that rich region, are of too much conse quence to be lost for want of attention.? He says ; "The mass of the people of Marietta are in favor of Baltimore over Philadelphia as their market. The latter city has its friends and is exerting all its energies to secure that most valuable trade. It is now an open question, with every ad vantage in favor ot Baltimore, and should be attended to before the Northwestern Railroad reaches Parkersburg, and the Cincinnati railroad reaches Marietta." The PoamoH or Parties.?The New York herald says:?"The oampaign in the South is beginning to show some pretty hard fighting, and is carried on by the Know-Ntfthings and the negro driving Democracy, while the real friends of Fremont are, at present, compelled to do battle under the banner of Fillmore. In the North and the East the war is waged between the Fremont and the Buchanan farces, with here and there a Know Nothing encampment, made up with fol lowers in a transition state for the North irest. There is no opposition, the ranks ? >f the Constitutional Fremont party pre lenting a too formidable an appearance .0 justify an *>??ek, 1 Democratic Tickets .si. FOR I'll ESI DENT, JAMES BUCHANAN, OF PENNSYLVANIA. CLARKBHIIHe, FRIDAY, 17, 1856. FOR TICB PMESIDEST, J. 0.-; BRECKINRIDGE, . OF KENTUCKY. DEMOCRATIC ELECTORAL TICKET. 1st Dist?"E. Vf. MASSEJJBU RG, Portemouth. 2d Dist?THOS. 0. CAMPBELL. Nottowav. 8d Dist?A. HUGHES DILLAKD, Henry. 4th Dist?JAMES OAKLAND, Campbell. 5th Dist?JOHN GOODE, J b., Bedford. 6thDiat-aALEX. JONES, Ohestorfield. 7th Dist?WM. TALIAFERRO, Gloucester. Sth Dist?K. L. MONTAGUE, Middlesex, ?th Dist?JAMES BARBOUR Culpeper. 10th Dist?J. RANDOLPH TUCKER, Frederick. 11th Dist?JOHN T. HARRIS, Rockingham. 12th Dist?A. G. PENDLETON, Giles. 13th Dist?JOHN B. FLOYD. Washington.' 14th Dist?SAMUEL L. HAYS, Gilmer. 15th Dist?SHEKRARD CLEMENS, Ohio. Apprentice Wanted. A good intelligent boy, 16 years old, of fair English education, who will atteud to his busi ness, and is desirous of learning the printing business, can have an opportunity by applyiug at thiB office immediately. Democratic Meeting. There will be % meoting of the Democratic party of Hatrlson County at the Court Houso, on the first day of November Court, for tho pur pose of appoipting delegates t<5 the CongreS1 sional Convention to be held at Parkorsburg on the 4th of December, next. A Great Dajr and a Great Fizzle. Wednesday, the 15th inst., was design ed by the Know-Nothings of Clarksburg, to be a great day in the history of that party?a day marked as the old Romans did their fortunate epochs, by the making of great sacrifices, the slaying of bulls and calves, and the" calling of the people together to sit in holy council upon the exigencies of the Commonwealth. It was advertised in flaming handbills that on that day there was to be a Grand " American Mass Meeting and Barbecue" to which they " invited their fellow citi zens without distinction," " to hear b discussion of the issues of the crisis."? Refreshments were to be provided? " statesmen of distinguished ability from Maryland and eastern Virginia," were to be in attendance?the ladies vrere particu larly invited, and the Fillmore and Donel son clubs of Harrison, Lewis, Upshur Barbour, Taylor, Preston, Marion, Mon ongalia, Tyler, Doddridge and Ritchie counties, were invoked to roll up tlieii hundreds to contribute to the magnificence of the grand occasion. But it was like calling spirits from the vasty deep, for being called they came not. The day broke upon us in clouds and gloom, portentous of the fate of the Grand Kally. An hundred or two of people came to town to hear the " discussion" advertised, and it was even rumored on the street that there was to be a reply on the part of the Democracy, by some of our citizens. Among the other perfor mances of the day, a gigantic pole was to be raised that was to far over-top that of the Democracy, and during the morning the most devoted followers of Sam worked like beavers in its preparation. But it had only been raised a few feet from the ground, when it broke in two places and " drapped very suddently." The Hon. J. S. Carlile then informed the crowd that there was no argument in a pole, (we suppose not when it breaks,) and ihnt dinner was wailing for them at the grove across the creek near the residence of Mr. A. F. Barnes ; and told them that if the Democracy did raise a higher pole than the Fillmore boys* it signified nothing, and that this, pole could be raised at some other time, <fcc., and proposed that they all go to the. grove and eat dinner and hear the speaking. Accordingly to the grove went the crowd, at least a portion of it, to partake of the "refreshments"'and listen to the " big guns" of Know-Nolhingism?Hon. John Minor Botts and tlon. Henry Win ter Davis, the " statesmen of distinguish ed ability from Maryland and eastern Virginia" who were to enlighten our peo ple as to the propriety of all turning abo litioaists. But "oh, what a fall was there my countrymen !" Botts didn't come? Davis didn't come?nobody came but Carlile. The refreshments were misera bly meagre?all gone before we got there; and instead of the gratification of listen iog to "statesmen of distinguished abilis ty," the ears of the people were again bored by the man who has been on all sides of all questioty, and who injures whatever cause he espouses* His argu ments were the stale slang and pot-house expletives peculiar to the knights of the dark-lantern, and his audience did not exceed an hundred of the gaping disciples of Sam, who were ready to swallow any enormity so it was not tinctured with De mocracy, including here and there a De mocrat whose curiosity had induced him to see the thing through. The ladies were " few and far between," and at suoh a distance from the scene, as to indicate , their distrust of their security in the beg- i jarly assemblage. i Disgusted with the sorry appearance of ( ;h? whole affair, in company with ifaj. > James M. Jackson who bad accompanied us to the ground, we turned to leave the h u offii jp ngfrsgctacle ulna Harwi were saluted with vociferous crie* of "Cooper !' 5= "^Cpoper !" "Jackson I" "comeback!" We returned with our friend who announced that if they wanted to have a "discussion" of the " issues of the orises," they could be accommodated, then andUbere 1 But they hung their j.iau* Jttrmvt ok atf* .* -A beads Hke sheep-kilhng dogs, and said never a word ; and in again leaving, we jrerejflqt; grvi)*^ tfcife^ujpf ^ f . ? Upon our return to town, we found ih at "the" damages to the pole bad been repaired, fchd it was again being hoisted. It was not raised far, when it again came to the ground with a crash, and was im mediately followed by the cry of " man killed 1" Ujion rushing to the person, it was found that the pole had fallen upon Mr. Samuel Brown, knocked him down, dreadfully mangled bis leg and otherwise injured him. The pole raising was then also abandoned. In' view of the gigantic calculations made and the grandiloquent notice given, this-Grand " American Mass Meeting and Barbecue," was the most inglorious failure ever heard of. Another such a day will insure a defeat to that party unheard of in the political annals of old Harrison. They advertised that a " discussion" would be had, and yet gave the other side no invi tation to reply. They attempted to fool the people, and got fooled, themselves.? " He that slay swith, the sicord by the sword shall he be slain J" In conclusion, we will fetate that we are authorized to announce that Democratic speeches will be made at the Court>House in this place, on the first day of the No vember term of'the County Court, the 3d, and that if our opponents desire " a dis* cussion of the issues of the crisis," they can tben have an opportunity ; and that we are also authorized to name three gen tlemen who will confer with any three tbey may name in regard to arrangements for nn equal division of time, &c.; and al so, that our opponents may name the questions to be discussed. A week's time will be given in which to hear from them. Here is a chance for you, gentlemen I What do you soy 1 ? According to our recollection, the tame " boys" put up the polo some time since, that made the failure ou Wednesday. The Circnit Court. This court commenced its session on Friday, September 19th, and was busily engaged from that time until the 8th inst., when it adjourned. A great many cases are on the docket ready for trial, but Judge Camden sat in Barbour on the 10th, and was, therrfore, obliged to ad journ. We give below a condensed ac count of such proceedings as may be of interest to our readers. The Grand Jury empnnnelled on the first day of the term, remained in session several days. The jury found about 70 indictments end presentments. Of these one was against Horace Gre'ely for circa laiing in' this county, his "Tribune," whhich was cousidered by the Grand ju rors as incendiary in its character. Two citizens of this county were presented for aiding in the circulation of that paper. The remaining indictments were for minor ! offences, as common assaults, unlawful gaming, &c. In the case of the Com m on wealth vs. Alonzo H. Boggess for disturbing religi ous warship, the jury fined the defendant $25, and the Court fixed the term of his imprisonment in the County jail at sixty days. In the case of the Commonwealth vs. George Alherson, for the same offense, the defendant was imprisoned 60 days, and fined $20. Commonwealth vs. William H. Radcliff. The defendant, a youth of 12 years, was indicted for, and found guilty of stealing twenty dollars in bank notes, and the term of his imprisonment in the peniten tiary. fixed st one year. Commonwealth vs. Evan D. Carmack Jesse Cheuvront and C. Cheuvront, for digging up and carrying away the body of a negro child from a graveyard, near West Milford. The juries, in the cases, against Dr. Carmack and J. Cheuvront assessed a fine against each of them of $100, and the Court sentenced them to five hours impiisonment in (he jail. C. Cheuvront confessed judgment for $5, entered in a recognizance for good beha vior for 12 months, and was discharged. None of the civil cases tried were of mnch importance. In the case of Nuzum vs. Johnson, which was strongly contested, a verdict was rendered for the plaintiff of $320 damages; and iooihe ejectment case of Wheeler against Morris, a verdict Was rendered for the defendant. These two were the only civil caSes that occu pied much of the ^ime of the covtrt. The rest were nnimportant. The Bket that Beats th* Bsatkr.-? We have been presented with a beet, 17^. inches in circumference. It is perfectly sound, and of excellent flavor. We con sider this better than usual in this dry season, and return our thanks for the present. Peterson's Magazine'for Novem ber is at hand. It contains a great many good things, but we regret to see that the fashion of some other magazines is being adopted, of filling it with patterns of Jressea, embroidery, and jimcracka gene- , rally. Gentlemen, they do sot take. j Commissioners of Election*. The Commissioners appointed by the vernor to conduct the election for Pres ent, at the Court House of Harrison unty, have appointed the following ommissioners to conduct the election at ' e different precincts in this county : Rominks Mill. James Carpenter, ) Martin ?. Hall, V Com'rs. A. Wellington Martin. ) Samuel Carpenter, Sergeant. Uniok Meeting House. David C. Coplin, ) James Dever, " V Com*rS?" Nathan Davisson. ) James C. Rail cliff, Sergeint. West Mils'or d. John D. Smith, J Soloman Ward, v Com'rs. C. B. Deison. J Charles Holden, Sergeant. Ltkch'8. Perry H. Wolf. George Dacon, I Com'rs. Jacob Fultz. ) John P. L^nch, Sergeant. Lemberport. James Denham, ) Lemuel Rodgers, v Com'rs. John W. Boggess. ) David W. Robinson, Sergeant. SARDI8. John Strotber, 1 Isaac Smitb, > Com'rs* Andrew Lyon, ) Alfred 'Rogers, Sergeant. Shinnston. Wm. S. Wilkinson, 1 Abraham Coon, > Com'rs. Rezin K. Shinn. ) Wm. W. McCann, Sergeant. ' Bridgeport: David D. Wilkinson, James Golden, >? Com'rs. Soloman Holland. ) Robert D. Richards, Sergeant. Clarksburg. Ro. Johnston, ) J. B. Wright, >? Com'rs. A. S. Holden. ) James Lyon, Sergeant. &W We have received from the pub lisher a copy of " The Banished Son," and other Stories of the Heart, by Mrs. Caroline Lee Hentz, author of " Linda," " Rena," " Robert Graham," " Planter's Northern Bride," etc., etc. The volume contains a number of ex cellent tales, which form a delightful se ries, It is complete in one largo duode cimo volume, botind in cloth, for one dol lar and twenty five cents ; or in two vol umes, paper cover, for one dollar. Copies of either edition of the above work will be sent to any one, to any pnrt of the United States, free of postage, on the person wishing it remitting the price of the edition they wish, to the publisher, ?n a letter. ? > "Published by T. B. Peterson; 102 Chestnut St., Philadelphia. jC^"We received the tetter from our friend at Boothsville, with the inclosed slip. In our opinion it is unneces sary to allude to the matter at this time. It cannot be expected that a man who will steal a negro will tell the truth. We will, however, keep a look-out for the article in the Wheeling paper, alluded to and attend to it when it comes to hand. Thk Elections.?The returns of elec tions recently held, are nil that has been hoped for by the most sanguine Demo crats. An elclion for Mayor and Common Councilmen was held at Baltimore on the 8th inst. The Know-Nothings elected the Mayor by only 1,564 majority, and have a majority of 6 in both branches of the City Council. At the last election for Mayor, the Know-Nothings had 2, 741 majority. This shows a Democratic gain of 1,187. The State of Maryland will in all probability go for the Demo cracy in November. The result in Connecticut is indicated by the following telegraphic dispatch, da ted Oct. 10th, long enough after the day of the election, to ascertain the v<Jte of the State : "Further and reliable returns of the town electiens in this State, show consid erable democratic gains. The previous repprt that the republicans had carried the State a,re erroneous. The present re turns show the State ic largely democra tic." The Democrats have carried the State of-Delaware by 1,800 majority." Two years ago, the Know-Nothings carried it by 1,000 majority. From Florida^ we have the following : I "Despatches received from Florida via ' Savannah elate that the Democrats have certainly elected.theif Governor and Con gressmen. ..and a majority of both bran* ches of the Legislature by an increased vote. The returns received from Pennsylvania show large Democratic gains, and indi cate that the 8tate has gone Democratic by a large majority. In Ohio *the Democrats have gained considerably, but we have not sufficient returns to show the result. From Indiana oar returns are meagre, bat show Democratic gains. Fbxx Spzzch in Wbixuio, Va?The Mayor of Wheeling, Ya., Alfred Caldwel, Esq., in a proclamation in the Wheeling Times, warns the Democrats against dis turbing Republican meetings, and calls on good oitisens to aid the city authori ties in quelling disturbances and'punish ing offenders. For Ae Re jitter. To The Stage Driver. Dr. Sir You ask me how I, an tn jmpromising Whig, as you are pleased me, can so change my political I toBpwffir. mofinan instead illmore for the PresidencyM^U kid " swer that, I think I can do so with out change of political principles or par ty politics, for although a Whig, I am not an ultra one. I have differed but little with the Democratic party, and that chief ly on account of its intolerance,?an un compromising Republican (not Blaek,) of the days of Mr. Madison,' I have ne ver discovered any mutual difference in tKe BoulK, 8*ucli as ISfrT^llay, ,Geo JiclTson. ^&c!, of'which'' lat^?,?$r,pa,H?s MrT'feucbanau; ?ttd not being, ao^plp pH%*Hr: to either, ana finding Mr. Buptyinaa in re lation to the perilous issues of Ihe day, entirely unezpepUona^ei, and bayjng but little exception to his antecfdents, I free: ly t'ate:'ly&i'*>he. more par^qulfurlj ao, nben with the antecedents and present positiori of Mr. Fillmore, I could not take him at all. After a few wordis in relation to bis present position, the platform be stands on, <$co?, I shall refer to his ante cedents and shall close, as afull answer to your question. Mr. FiHmoire regrets the disturbance of what is called the Missouri Compromise, repealed by the Nebraska bill, with other allusions to bis Free-Soil sentiments, but says be, if elected Presi dent of the United States, (which 0od forbid,) will administer the Government on national principles, (of cours? as he understands them,) and having never I changed his mind, what are they ??as heretofore expressly avowed?which oom ! mils him fully'to the most odious doctrine of tbe anti-slavery and free-soil parties of the North, and which I hold to be ao,ti Constitutional, disorganizing'and destruc tive of the Union. I here quote bis eel: ebrated Erie letter, verbatim, which was written to a member of the Erie Abolition Society. It evinces tbe mo$t ultra species of pandering to the vilest anti-^avei^ sentiments?not a measure could be' oon ceived in the worst Abolition mind in an tagonism to the South, but what meets his approval in this letter. He wishes in it the most incendiary Abolition petitions to be read and engage the attention and time of the House. Slavery must be abolished in Texas before" he would vote for ber admission into the Uniqn. The slave trade between the Stales must be abolished, as must also slavery in the Dis trict of Columbia, and iliis letter is not a series of promises unkept as may be seen by bis Congressional record. Here is Che Erie letter: " Sir.?Your communication of the 13th inst., as Chairman of the committee appointed by the AnlisSlavery Society of the county of Erie, has just come to hand. You solicit my answer to the following interrogatories : " 1st. Do you believe tb<tt petitions to Congress on the subject of Slavery and the Slave trade, ought to be received, read, and respectfully considered by the representatives of the people ? " 2nd. Are you opposed to the annox^ ation of Texas to this Union under any circumstances, so long as Slaves are held therein ? " 3d, Are you in favor of Congress exercising all the Constitutional power it professes, to aboliah the Slave trade be tween the States ? "4th. Are you in favor of immediate legislation f6r the abolition of Slavery in the District of Columbia ?" Answer, "I am much engaged, and have no time to enter into an argument"or to give at length my reasons for my opinions, 1 shall therefore content myself for the present, by answering all y our interroga te! ies in the affirm ATivarand leave for some future occasion a more extended discussion on the subject. MILLARD FILLMORE." Now, sir, have I given you sufficient reasons why I can not vote for Millard Fillmore "for President the United States, and by way of valadico, let me ask you what Union, States-Rigbfs-Cop sfirvative-man can ? Your ob't serv'lu J. McOALLY. iC^TWe copy the following artiolo from the Lewisburg Chronicle, an able and in fluential old line Whig paper : The Whig Party?How does it Go! A portion of the whigs met in Bald more a few days ago, and resolved to go for Fllmore, and it is argued that if we claim still to be whigs, we must abide by thfeir decision. We will do no such thing. We do not believe' that this whig conven tion truly repfreseeis the wbig sentiment of the nation. It is said to have been the most intelligent body of men ever assem bled in this couptry. This we most em phatically deny. We believe the most intelligent portion of the whig parey is now acting with tbe democracy. In Maryland we find' tbe Hop, James A. Pearce, Hon. T. G. Pratt, Hon. Mr.. Bowie, Hon. Reverdy Johnson and,'a host of other distinguished whigs, supportiq^g tbe democratic ticket. Thep there is Hon. James C. Jones, of Tennessee ; Messrs., Baringer and Clingbam, of North Caroli na' ; Messrs Tombs and Stephens, of Qeorgia ; Dixon, TalloU and Clay, of Kentucky ; Jenkins,of Mississippi;j3eyer, Oliver and Carutbers, of Missouri.; Hon. Rufus Choat, of Massachusetts-; Ex-Sen tor Evans, of Maine; Ex-Secretary Ewiog and E?-Oovernor Trimble, of Ohio; Sen ator Benjamin, of Louisiana; Judge Ai led, Fallon and Camden, of Virginia,, and' hunftj-*ds of others in this as well as other States, whose names are too tadioos to mention, but who, as wbigs bave few equal*, in devoted loyalty to the principles of Clay, and Webster. Thus it is evident that the wbig party js pretty equally divided, sod that we bave as good a right to regard tbe wbigs now acting with tbe Democrats, as tbe true whig party, and to follow tbeir lead, as to fellow the late k. n.-sympathising whig convention in Baltimore. But we,- M a wbig, bave been influenced solely by what we believe to be* tbe iaterest and patriotic demands of onr country. If we are wrong, we can only ssy that we are in good whig company, and that we are perfectly content to occupy our present position, and prepared to defend it m well against assaults from Fillmore old line whigs as know-notbings proper. t?W Plow deep, while sluggards sleep, and you'll bare corn to sell and keep. ? it >? J"* *? Gum 8piked. The Fillmore and Donation party open ed the canvass with the most unqualified ind intemperate denunciation of the Da nocra'.ic party Tor its agency in disturbing he Missouri restriction. Mr. Fillmore, hrough his organ at Buffalo?making the BpS an authorized expositor of his views >y franking to the editor of the Richmond Afhig a copy of the paper contain ing the irticle?says, that as connected w lib the Presidential contest this question of thft Missouri Compromise is perfectly idle, a nere abstraction, and that it ia unwise to iiscuss it as an,element of the Presiden tial canvass. T'nr 'h-r?t1 >t-%t>ai Democratic meaaara^-because of Sm Squatter Sovereignty which their discrim inating optics detected in it* ' TtftyKJSjtltS .bjtrSTb^tWtranscript of the bill for tbe territory of Washington, which Mr. Fillmore, whilst President of the United States, ?-/. They assail with great bitterness the Democratic party for intimating that the elevation of Fremont to the Presidenoy may ultimate in the disruption of this Un ion. Mr. Fillmore, in his speech at Alba ny, with great boldness?inquired if thay (the Republicans) can have the madaeas or the folly to suppose that our Southern brethren would submit to be governed by any such Chief Magistrate'*-?and far ther, ?' You most therefore perceive, that if this sectional party succeeds, it leads inevitably to tbe destruolion of this beau* tiful fabric," reiterating substantially the same sentiments in bis speech at Roches ter. - - - V They have poured oat the vials of their wrath and indignation upon Mr. Buchan an for bis alleged-' ooanetttyr wHfe'*&e charge of ''l)rfr$ai^, jriWgtf^aid 'ooAjre tion against Mr. Ofay, notwithstanding Mr. Buohanan denied it in a statement under his own signature, and notwith standing the fact that Mr. Clay himself used that identical statement at the time, and bis frid'hds, until Very recently; have invariably relied upon and employed it to vindicate Mr. Clay from the pbarge. The recbrd-?unimpeached and uOlmpftaeha ble?has, however, been produced, and one of the chosen leaders of this party? a party ppftsStng to be the protector of thevmemo'ry of"Hen?y Clay?a man who by conventions, both State and National, has been endorsed as a worthy standard bearer of the paYty lb thTs contest, has been discovered in the act Of ihottllDg in a mass meeting of thi people dfTenttes see, great glory bvtfP the 'gentleman, Mr. Linn Boyd, of Ktintpiiky, who "In his place in the House of Representatives, proved upon Mr. Clay,' bargain, intrigue and corruption in the' Presidential con test between Mr. Adams-ind Gen. Jack Wiib the strength of their artillery thai silenced?thus effectually spiked, they are thrown back neoessaaily, m the last hope of sustaining the energies of the party agaiost the forebodings of dtsoom fiture in November next,-upon that clam or about imaginary numbers;?that reck less and extravagant calculation of the prospects, which exhibits itself in the ab surdity of bringing Virginia even, in the surrender of principles upon which the has shown "no variableness or shadow of turning," to the altar of these strange and newly'constituted political divinities. -* Such proceedings, however, should ex cite no surprise upon the part of Demo crat?certainly inspire no misgivings in referenco to the triumphant issue of the present struggle. It is the policy which characterize*.the adversary in the botfr of desperation. Shakspeare, always true to nature, dres ses one of his characters in this assumed confidence. " A gallant ourtlo-sjco upon my thigh, A boar-spear la my hand; and (in my bsart Lie there what hidden woman's.fear thsrs will) We'll have a swashing and a martial outside." A Just Rebukn. The Memphis " Bulletin," a neutral paper, with an Undisguised leaning to the support of Mr. Fillmore, alludes as fol lows to the revllers of Mr. Buchanan : " We regret to say that, in general, the presses and sneakers opposed to Mr. Bu chanan are adopting a lone of language and a tenor of sentiment as regards l?ioa, which cannot fail to recoil npoq themselves and to prOVe a disadvantage rather than a help to the election of Mr. JfiMmwe.? It is idle to piretend that Mr,. Buchanan is not entitled to the respeot of his ooun trymen as a ripe, experienced statesman, who has rendered a long and distinguish - ed service to the Republic. He is aa Old man, who has grown gray in tba public service, without one blot upon bis ftrmm al integrity or private honor. His patri otism has not been impeached sad cannot be. In-most, if not in all, the questions whiob have divided the country, we hava differed from him. In (he positioa he now stands before tbe country, as tbe rep resentative of a p*rty to #bieh we hava always been opposed?and especially as representative of a principle avowed la the Ostend Conference, giving eounte nance to tbe Cpiritof aggression and ac quisition alreidy too rip* in our laud, there is much to render His elevation to the Chief Magistracy undesirable to tea. There is but one extreme contingency in which we eonld give him onrsuffrage?as a dernier resort to asoaps tba doamslios of purs section aliam. Bat, wbilo thus radically differing from Mr. Bttbssai it the domestic polsoy which be wOUld in* agurate, we freely concede to hiin.in this cHsieof onr public affairs tba - eoasorvu* , tionof a broad nationality of "principle and sentiment., and a fidelity to the Coostfeu .tion- which might be impliottly replied up on." r A. Pais Saiipijg or thxw Homstt.? The following paragraph, contains a lair sample of tKo honesty of Mr. Bnchanaa'a asgailants : /' Mr. G?**ek, tfjfMfev&fe. oaity to its the.)etl?r of J3*n. Jackson, from whiob * quotation hns been hawk ad about, and he finds it Infamously mutila ted. Immediately aooceeding the quota tion made by the Koow-NoVbinga is Aha following iu General Jackson's own hand writing* " Mr. Buchanan ie a man of Jim taltnie. and if he com** to the Department of State, will the duties with ability " ? ;? '??? >. i . ~. * > jjs .* ? - - tw A schooner arrived . on Siturdnj having made tbe run from s,"?"? *?