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Republican Nominations.
For President
joniv c. fkeiioivtv
For Vice President
WILLIAM L. DAYTON, of New Jersey.
Tor the State at Large,
SamüEL W. Pahkih, of Fayette.
Jobs A. Hesdsicks, of Jefferson.
District Electors,
lit DIst. J. C. Veach, of Spencer.
3d -
5 th
J. Y. Allison, of Jefferson.
J. D. Rowland, of Franklin,
D. Kilgore, of Delaware,
H. C. Newcomb, of Maiion,
W. G. Coffin, of Parke,
W. C. Wilson, of Tippecanoe,
D. D. Pratt, of Cass,
J. H. Mather, of Elkhart,
M. S. Robinson, of Madisou.
State Ticket.
For G termor,
For Lieut. Governor,
CONRAD BAKER, of Vanderburg.
For Secretary State,
JOHN W. DAWSON, of Allen.
- , Fr Auditor of State,
E.W. H.'ELLIS, ofIanon.
Ft Tnarurer of State,
WJi R. NOFFSINGES, of Parke,
For Attorney General,
JAMES H. CRAVENS, of Ripley.
For Superintendent of Public Instruction,
For Clerk of Supreme Court,
JOHN A. BEAL, of Miami.
For Reporter for Supreme Court,
JOHN A. STEIN, of Tippecanoe.
Representative Dr. DAGGY, of Starke,
Circuit Prosecutor M. L. DE MOTTE.
Judge Common Pleas E. EGBERT.
C. P. Prosecutor A. ANDERSON, Jr.
Plitfcrm of the National Republican Party-.
fASSED AT miLADELrHM, JlXE 16, 156.
This Convention of Delegate, assembled in
pursuance uf a call addressed to the people of
ibe U. S. without regard topist political differ
ences or divisions, who are opposed to the re
peal ot th6 Missouri compromise; to the policy
l the present td ministration; to the extension
. vf Slavery iutn free Territory . in favor of the
admission of Kansas as a Free State; restoring
the action of the Federal Government to the
!rinciple of Washington and Jefferson, and
or the purpose of presenting candidates for the
offices of President and Vice President, do,
'I. Resoltd, That the maintenance of the
Srinciples promulgated in the Declaration of In
ependence and embodied in the Federal Con
stitution are essential to the preservation of
our Republican institutions, and that the Feder
al Constitution, the rights of the States, and the
union of the State, shall be preserved.
2. Resolved, That with our Republican fa
thers we hold it to be a self-evident truth that
11 men are endowed with unalienable rights to
life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and
that the primary object and ulterior design if
oar Federal Government were to secure those
rights to all persons within its exclusive juris-
diction; that as onr Republican lathers, when
they had abolished Slavery in all our National
Territory ordaianed that no person shonlJ be
deprived of life, liberty, or property, without
due process of law, it becomes our duty to main- i
tain mis provision oi tue wonsiiiuuon against an
attempts to violate it for the purpose of estab
lishing Slavery in the United States by positive
legislation, prohibiting its existence or exten
sion therein. That w deny the authority of
Corgress, of a Territorial Legislature, or any
iodiridual or association of Individnals, to give
legal assistance to Slavery in any Territory cf
the United States, while the present Constitu
tion shall be maintained.
"3. Resohed, That the Constitution confers
upon Congress sovereign power over the Terri
tories of the U. S. for their government, and
that in the exercise of this power it is boih the
right and the duty of Congress to prohibit in the
Territories those twin relics ot barbarism Po
lygamy and Slavery.
"4 Resohed, That while the Constitution
of the United States was ordained and estab
lished by the people in order to 'form a more
perfect union, establish justice, insure
domestic tranquility, provide for the common
defense, and secure the blessings of liberty
and contains ample provisions for the protec
tion of life liberty, and property of every
citizen, the dearest constitutional rights o(
the people of Kansas hare been fraudulently
ind violently taken from them;
Their Territory has been invaded by an arm
ed force;
Spurious and pretended Legislative, J udic
ial, and Executive officers have been set over
them, by whose usurped authority, sustained
by the military powerof the Government, ty
rannical and unconstitutional laws have been
enacted and enforced;
The rights of the people to keep and bear
arms have been infringed;
Test oaths of an extraordinary and entang
ling nature have been imposed as a condition
of exercising the right of suffrage and holding
office; The right of an accused person to a
apeedy and public trial by an impartial jury
has been denied.
The right of the people to be secure in their
son, house, papers and effects against un
pe sonablc searches & seizures has been vio
lated; They have been deprived of lire, liberty and
property without due process of law;
That the freedom of speech and the press
has been abridged;
Murders, robberies, and arsons have been
instigated and encouraged, and the offenders
have been allowed to go unpunished;
That all these things have been done with
the knowledge, sanction, and procurement of
the present Administration, and that for this
high crime against the Constitution, the Union,
and humanity, we arraign that Administration,
the President his advisers.agents, supporters,
. apologists and accessories either before or
after the facts before the country and before
the world; and that it is out fixea purpose to
bring the actual perpetrators of these atrocious
outrages, and their accomplices, to sure and
condign punishment hereafter.
"5. Resolved, That Kansas should be imme
diately admitted as a State of the Union, with
her present Free Constitution, as at once the
most effectual way of securing to her citizens
the enjoyment of the right and privileges to
which they are entitled and of ending the
civil strife now raging in her Territory.
6. "Resohed, That the highwayman's plea
that "might makes right," embodied in the
Ostend Circular, was in tTry respect uu Wor
th of American diplomacy, and would bring
hame and dishonor cpon any Government of
people that gave it their sanction.
7. "Resolvod, That a Railroad to the Pacific
Ocean by the most central and practical route
is imperatively demanded by the interests of
the whole country, and that the Federal Gov
ernment ought to render immediate nd ef
ficieat aid in its construction, and as an auxil
iary thereto,, the immediate construction of an
emigrant route on the line of the railroad.
Ö. "Rebed, That appropriations by Con
gTttt for the improvement of ri vers and harbors,
of a national character, required for the acg
commodaiion and security of cur existin-
ccsnerce, V authorized by the Constitution,
and justified by the obligation of Government
to j-rrVset, the liy as and property of its citi-
9. Z::'hed Tint we invite the affiliation
tjtJ e"' oration ct tha men cf all parties, how
ever t srwg from as in other raspects in sup
port i principles herein declared, and be
fceri: xx t- spirit of our institutions as well
r J CaC -on of our country guarantees
rbcrty f conscience and equality of rights
jßltimotttl) Smmcr.
Thursday MorniD?, Sept. 4, 1856.
("Advertisements to insure inser
tion, must be handed in by Tuesday preced
ing the day of publication.
Stephen A. Douglas
Smart little men that is, men who
have in their composition none of the
true elements of greatness, but an abun
dance of cunning, sometimes succeed by
a well timed dexterity in placing them,
solves in a position ostensibly elevated
and famous. The temple of Fame has
a good many of these rooks roosting up.
on its lofty pinnacles. Among them is
Stephen A. Douglas, Like Erostratus,
who burned the temple of Ephesus in
order that his name might find a place in
history,30 the little Illinoisan has se
cured a page in the annals of the Ameri
can Republic, and bis name and career
are destined to be interwoven, as one
of the dark threads, in the tissue of our
history. Beginning life as an adven
turous lawyer one of that class of law
yers whose dispositions naturally incline
them to undertake desperat? cases, and
whu therefore soon become famous in
the defense of criminals he acquired a
training in the science of trickery which
placed him at the head of that class of
legal gentry, and endowed him with a
talent at artißce, which transferred into
the balls of legislation, has established
for him the indispensable claim of being
the greatest sophist of his age. He has
naturally no great intellectual or moral
abilities, such is mark some men as in
voluutary candidates for honorable sta
tions, whom a discriminating people
draw reluctantly forth and elevate to
merited but unsought honor; but on
the springs of his own shrewdness he
jumped from obscurity to the stump, and
from the stump, like a spider in the dark,
he has crawled all the way up the pillar
of fame and is now weaving his web at
the top. Any one at all familiar with
11 linois politics, for the last ten years,
need not be informed that the movements
of Douglas during that time have affor
ded, perhaps, the most finished and per
fect specimen of the demagogue art
which modern times can display. Wiry,
watchful, intriguing, he hns uniformily
outwitted at their own game all dishon
est office-seekers who have opposed him;
while by virtue of his tact in the use
and misuse of language, and his unequal
ed skill in special pleading, he has been
able to retain many honorable and can
did men in bis support.
In desperate emergencies', where even
many of his misled and corrupted friends
showed signs of a waning interest in his
success; his tactics have never been at
fault, and in the demon Rum, he has
found always a sure and faithful ally.
It is well known that in 1S52 when he
offered himself to the Legislature of Ill
inois, for re-election to the U. S. Senate,
so wearied had many of his own friends
become of his ever piesent 4iservices,"
that the chances of his election were re
garded as very doubtful. Leaving his
post at Washington and hurrying to the
Illinois cnpitol, he so effectually tapped
the branny casks of Springfield, as to
make that quiet and moral little city for
three days the 6cene of the loosest Bach
annalian revelry; and so thoroughly did
drunkenness do its work in the Capitol
building, that it was afterwards found
necessary to remove the carpeting and
furniture, and replenish it with new.
He was of course elected, but he was
elected by the steam power of alcohol.
And the, Kansas Nebraska Bill, with all
its concomitant evils, may be regarded
as the legitimate and appropriate off
Spring of a drunken revel.
A physical constitution capable of
great endurance; a mind sagacious by na
ture and wily by education; an unbend
ing will; habils of indefatiguble indus
try; an unbounded and depraved ambi
tion, and an v utter disregard for truth,
are elements of character, which, when
combined, must . constitute a danger
ous man; one whom it is not safe to
trust with power. We believe we do no
injustice to Mr. Douglas in attributing to
him the possession 'of the above traits
in about as great perfection as has ever
fallen to the lot of any one man. Such
is the personage who stands forth in the
national legislature as the acknowledged
leader and champion of the slave power.
The culmination of his career is in per
fect keeping with every stage of its pro-
gress. Mepnen A. Douglas bas been
consistent. He never in his life pro
fessed to be a good man, and he has nev
er had the reputation, in this respect, of
being what he did not profess. Let those
who believe in virtue, vho believe in
public 'moral?, who believe in freedom,
who believe in truth, be as Jbold and con
sistent in the defense of what they be
Here to be right, as Stephen A. Douglas
is in what he knows to be wrong, and
the country will soon be relieved from
its perils, and its enemies overwhelmed
with shame.
03" A leading opposition paper in
Pennsylvania is strenuously urging a un
ion of the Buchanan & Fillmore parties
in that State, as the only possible means
of securing the State from Freoont.
Wright on Slavery.
Gov Wright's late speech in South
Bend seems to have gone far in advance
of all his former services in behalf of
thn South. The burden' of his speech
seems to have been on effort to Justify
the introduction of Slavery into Kansas,
on the ground that the people have the
right, in any part of the Union to choose,
without question or hinderance what
kindof "eerraniVJthey will have, wheth
er white or black. ''They of the South,"
says the Governor of the free State of
Indiana, 'have their black servants, and
we of the North have our xchile ser
vants' and if a Southern gentleman go
ing into Kansas prefers to retain his
black rather than exchange him for a
white, whose business is ill"
It is impossible for a man, professing
to be a freeman, professing to be an in
telligent man, and claiming to be an hon
orable man, to fall lower Than this in
contemptible servility to the slave pow
er, and retain any pretentious to com
mon patriotism or common sense. There
is only one other possible degree of deg
radation, and that is to hold out his
limbs to be chained, and then take his
place on a Southern rice field under the
whip of those who own him now, as ef
fectually as any African is owned.. We
are ashamed of him as a brother man;
we nre ashamed of him as a professed
freeman; we are ashamed of him as the
Governor of n sovereign free Stale, nine
teen twentieths of whose honorable and
intelligent citizens are of that class
the laboring class whom their own
Governor puts on a level with the abject
Southern slave, and intimates should be
owned and used in like manner. It is
the language and spirit of the Southern
slave-drivers -is borrowed from them;
and is in strict keeping with the senti
ment of a late article in the Richmond,
Virginia, Enquirer, weich says that sla
very is not based on color, but on con
dition, and that the South must insist on
this defense of their system, namely,
that so long as society is composed of
vnrious grades, the poor must of necessi
ty be the servants of the rich. Gover
nor Wright adopts this sentiment and
disgraces himself and his ofilce, and in
sults his follow citizens, who earn their
bread by the sweat of their brows, by
putting forth these horrible arguments
in a speech advocating the election of
James Buchanan. If such are the argu
mcnts of a party,, what must we expect
their action to be, if retained in favor?
answer in November.
The Cancer 5prtadin
l er
Since the slave power, formed its un
holy allhnce with the skeleton of the
Democratic party at Cincinnati last May,
it is amusing, as well as melancholy, to
see what a powerful impetus this fancied
accession of strength has irapirUd to the
arguments of the Southern oligarchy.
Their tone of reasoning is entirely chang
ed. Instead of confining themselves to
the defense of slavery on the ground of
constitutional rights, as formerly, and
contending to be let alone in the enjoy
ment of their "peculiar institution;"
they now, encouraged by the treachery of
a squad of Northern political gamblers,
boldly assert that Slavery is founded on
the "right divine," and is paramount to
the federal constitution, and is to be in
no way coerced or controlled by that pa
per document.
Theyavow a'higher law'in behnlf of Sla
very, and repudiate the constitution as
having anything to do with its sustenance
or defense. If this view-is insisted on
by the South, we opine that the Tree
North will be very ready to admit it, and
will wiltingly shift the battle on to
that ground.
Heretofore the North and South both
have recognized in the Constitution no
warrant for the extension of Slavery,
and whenever it has been extended into
free territory, it has been done at the
special request of the South, as a spe
cial favor to the South, by a kind of
political comity which has acquired the
name of Compromise, It was left to
the Cincinnati Convention of Southern
slave-holders and Northern office-holders
to broach the doctrine for the first
time that the national flag carried slave
ry with it wherever it goes; but now en
couraged by this degree of progress in
their tactics, the South is advancing an
other bold step, and declares that neither
flags nor constitutions are to be regarded
as the guarantees of Slavery, but that it
exists and shall be extended by virtue of
its own inherent excellencies, as an indis
pensable element of civilized society.
To show that we have correctly slated
the case, we copy below a late article
from the Richmond (Va.) Enquirer, ac
knowledged to be the leading Demo
cratic paper of the Southern States.
As if ashamed of the infamous position
thus assumed, the editor confesses; "We
know that we utter bold truths;" and to
save what little of conscience may pos
sibly be left in the breasts of Northern
dough faces, he says, "Northern Demo
crats need not go thus far. They need
not take the lead in this new act of the
great drama of villiany, but , only stand
by and swear that we are right. But
tha Enquirer hud no need to suggest this
salvo to a supposed tenderness of the
Democratic conscience, for Northern
'servants'1 are ever eager to hold the
stirrups when their Southern masters in
timate a desire to ride. Consequently
we find in the New York Day-Book the
leading Democratic poper in N. Y. City,
an instantaneous echo to the sentiments
of the Richmond Enquirer, which will
also be found appended below. We en
treat every reader of the Banner, care
fully and thoughtfully to peruse these
two articles, and then hold up his honest
hand before him. and ask himself if that
hand shall ever be defiled by casting a
vote for the support of such doctrines,
and the consummation of such infamy.
From the Richmond (Va.) Enquirer.
The Trne Issue.
The Democrats in the South in the
present canvass cannot rely, on the old
grounds of defense and excuse for slave
ry; for they seek not merely to retain it
tchert it is, but to extend it into regions
tchcrt it is unknown. Much less can
they rely on the mere Constitutional
guaranties of slavery; for such reliance
is pregnant with the admission that
slavery is wrong, and but for the con
stitution should be abolished. This con
stitutional argument for slavery, stand
ing alone, fully justifies the abolitionist.
They are clearly right if slavery be mor
ally wrong, for'loget rid of it un.ter the
constitution, or by amending the consti
tution, is confessedly impracticable.
In truth, the constitution cannot help
slavery, if it ba a violation of the laws
of God and morality. In that case the
constitution should be changed, or the
free States should secede, rather than
continue to guaranty what tbey consider
immoral and profane. The constitution
caunot help slavery for another reason.
That institution extending through fif
teen States, and interramified with the
interests, the feelings, and the very ex
istence of many millions of mon. is
much stronger than the constitution.
It would be far easier to change or vio
late the constitution, than to abolish
slavery.- Besides slavery is older than
the constitution existed before it, and
independently of it. Wederive no right
to our slaves from it, and weaken our
cause by seeming to rely on it.
Nor will it avail us aught to show thai
the negro is most happy and best situa
ted in the condition of slavery. If we
stop there, we weaken oar cause by the
very argument intended to advance it;
for we propose to introduce into new
territory human beings whom we assert
Ic be unfit for liberty, self government,
and equal association with other men.
We must go a step further. We must show
that African slavery is a religious, nat
ural, and probably, in the general, a nec
essary institution of society. This is
the only line of argument that will ena
ble southern democrats to maintain the
doctrines of stale equality and slavery
For if Slavery be not a legitimate,
useful, moral, en I expedient institution,
we caunot without reproof of conscience
and blush of shame, seek to extend itf or
assert our equality with those States hav
ing no such institution.
Northrn Democrats need not go thus
far. They do not seek to extend slavery,
but only agree to its extension as a mat
ter of right on our part. They may pre
fer their own social system to ours. It
is best that they should. Our friends
are conservatives at home and conserva
tives of the Union conservatives of re
ligion, of marriage, cf property, of State
institutions, and of federal institutions.
But whilst the) may prefer their own so
cial system, they will have to admit in
this canvass that ours is also rightful
and legitimate, and sanctioned alike by
the opinions and usages of mankind, and
by the authority and express injunctions
of Scripture. They cannot consistently
maintain that slavery is immoral, inex
pedient nnd profane, and yet continue to
submit to its extension. We know that
we utter bold truths. But the time has
now arrived when their utterance can be
no longer postponed. The true issue
should stand out so boldly and clearly
that none may mistake it.
From the N. Y. Day-Book.
.r,Ve hld negro 'slavery' to be right,
right per sc, right in Itself, in the nature
and necessity of things; that while there
are defects or imperfections of detail, as
in everything else, and in all human in
stitutions, there are, perhaps, no more
evils connected with Southern society
than that at the North; that negroes are
negroes, and not white men; and, there
fore, the peculiar domestic institution of
the South is no slavery at all; but, on the
contrary, the natural relation of the ra
ces, and the moral condition of society,
whenever or wheiever whites and negroea
are in juxtaposition. And we further
hold that slavery extension, so called, or
the free, full, and unembarrassed move
ment of tha Southern population, or its
perfect, freedom' of expansion of emi
grationof development southward and
tropicward, is absolutely essential to the
peace, progress and safety of American
civilization, and indeed, to the very ex
istence of the American Republic. And
in our frequent articles on this particular
phase of the mighty question now upon
us, and before the people for their action,
we have said that the Northern Democ
racy, when the question should be pre
sented to them, would be in favor of the
free . extension of Southern population,
or at the dupes of imposture would term
it, the extension of 'slavery.' "
"I live in New York, next door to Col.
I-'remont. I know him well. He In
variably attends church . Sundays at
Bishop Hughes church in the forenoon,
and atPuseyite church in the afternoon.
Two Sundays ago, he and Bishop Hughes
were coming home frum church aim in
arm, and they were so drunk that they
reeled against my door-yard fence and
knocked down three lengths.
So says some anonymous calumniator,
ig a Democratic pamphlet circulating in
the east. The writer shows too much of
a peculiar talent to be allowed to remain
in obscurity. He should at once be
sought out and inaugurated as chief tend
er of the great lie leach at Indianapolis,
The Abmv Bill Passed. Dy the ope
ration of some influence executive whee
dling, physical exhaustion," secret treach
ery, or the motive power of yellow gold;
the House of Representatives has failed
to meet the high expectations of the peo
ple, who with throbbing but apprehen
sive hearts were watching in admiration
the firm 6tand of their Representatives
in withholding military supplies for the
enforcement of Kansas tyranny and the
arming of Missouri ruffians to rob and
murder the honest farmers of that Terri
tory because they prefer their own labor
to the labor of slaves. The bill has
passed with the proviso cutoff. And now
once more we shall hear the shout of tri
umph from the hoarse, blasphemous throat
of slavery, echoed by all its minions
from Maine to Texas. . But it is a tri
umph only as proviug the unreliable
character of the House as now constitu
ted, in any action of sufficient impor
tance to warrant the application, on the
part of the slave power, of &11 those
corrupting influences which it always has
at command. ' This struggle on the Ar
my bill was by no means a final and
conclusive one. It was only one of the
side skirmishes which precede the great
battle, and will prove useful by showing
the friends of freedom just how far they
can depend upon the present louse of
Representatives, and the indispensable
necessity of sending up there a reinforce
ment of men men, who like a large ma
jority of the noble hearted Republicans
already there, are made of stuff that can
stand fire, and are proof against both bul
lets and bullion. And this, we have no
doubt, will be one of the sure results.
The defeat of tho Army Bill Proviso is
another good lhru3t by the slave power
into the sensitive sides of the Free
North which will bo sure to rouse the
anti slavery spirit to a more vigorous and
efficient action. No thanks for the de
feat, but thanks for the leasoti it teaches!
03 The Old Lino pa prs irr defence
of the stubborn course of the Senate on
the Army bill, chargo the Republican
party with inconsistency in withholding
supplies from the Army in Kinsa., while
a few months ago the Republicans were
complaining of the President for not
sending troops there to quiet the country.
Now, say they, that he has done it, aud
since the U. S.' forces have disbanded all
the combatants, the ''abolitionists' are
for crippling the Army. All true, gentlo
men, except the most important point,
and that is that the United States forces
in Kansas have done nothing but foment
and increase the difficulties by disbend
ing oslt free State Ttnrand arming
Border Ruffians with U S. muskets l
help them do it. And in three weeks af
ter Col. Sumner used the Government
troops to disband a squad of Missourians,
he ua$ removed from his post and a
Southern, Slave Holding officer was put
in his place,
"There seems to be a common under
standing," says the Columbia South Car
olinian, "that the coming election is to
be the great sectional issue between (he
North nnd the South. We trust that the
South will be united, and be in condi
tion, if the North is successful, to take
immediate action for a separate confed
eracy." Dear Democrats, which do you say is
the sectional, secession party?
Ctj5" The news from Kansas has yet a
very warlike aspect. There seems to be
but little doubt that larger forces of men
on both sides are mustering for conflict,
than hv yet met'on those unhappy
plains.- The ruffian spi tit is'waxing moe
and more outrageous as it gathers encour
agement from the firm support it receives
from Washington; and the Free State
men, driven to desparation by th
unceasing abuse they have suffered,
seem determined to settle the question
of their personal rights by the only re
sort left them powder and ball.
Go to tue Ecpnblican Dlcetiuss!
We call the attention ot our readers
to notices in to-day's pper, of Republi
can meetings to bo held at Gray's School
House on Saturday next, and at Poplar
Grove on Saturday, the 13th. Turn out
freemen! and train preparatory, to the
November battle-field.
CQ"" The State Sentinel says: 'The
fact has leaked out that Fremont pays
Bennett, for the support of the New
York Herald $140,000. ; Such prices
will soon drain the Mariposa gentleman's
Yes: and -it leaked out through that
great lie leach, the Indiana State Senti
nel, John Adams was at one time called
upon to contribute to foreign missions,
when he. abruptly answered: 'I have to
give for that purpose, but there are here
iu the vicinity six ministers, not one of
whom will preach in the other's pulpit.
Now, 'I will contribute as" much and
more than any one else to civilize those
six clergymen.'
The Boston Transcript, a neutral jour
nal, has the following: ' '
At least seVenty per cent of all the
voters unaer tnirty years oi age, in New
England, are for Fremont. In the col
leges, in the free States the proportion is
lareer: and in the law. madiral and di.
w ' f v 14 v va "
vinity schools, the same feeling prevails
m tug cvurgca.
' For the Banner.
The Exploring Eiftditicn.
An expedition has been raised
To explore the Constitution, ,
The equal rights of Nor.h nd South,
To make full restitution,
A band of Freemen met one day
Where Fremen met ol" yore;
And from his loved Pacific home,
Galled Fremont to explore. . , .
Then "Freedom" he the ra lying cty,
Around the Fremont banneis;
Unfurl the flag and let it wave.
From Washington to Kansas.
From Maine to California,
Prom east to western ocean,
With Fremont's name the welkin rings
Our hearts beat with emotion,
The gallant captain of our band
Will ne'er turn back for dangers;
But safely through each darksome pass,
Will lead his hardy "rangers."
Till free soil's wrenched from "rtijfiart,"
Freemen shall rule the nation;
Freedom of steech shall be restored, 4
And free investigation.
For the Banner.
A Democratic Slavery Fizzle in Bourbon.
By previous appointment and publica
tion, on the23dult. C. II. Reeves, A. G.
Osbome, Esq., and olher persons from
the town of Plymouth, came to Bourbon,
with big display and flags waiving, to
have a pole raising, aud to make Bu
chanan speeches, but to their sad niorti
fication, they met no Democrats except
four or five, who had hauled up a large
pole, which lay in the street. They could
not get any to help raise their pole, nor
to hear them speak.
After Charley had viewed the prospects
he burst forth with indignation, and said
that the responsibility of the failure
rested on the Democrats of Bourbon, up
on which a new begotten Democratic
son, from the whig ranks cooly remark
ed, that he would cot bo a tool for the
Democrats; if he voted for Buchanan, he
would vote for him because he used tobe
a Whig, while tho Republicans that crow
ded the village stood off and laughed in
their sleeves, and raid we are sorry lor
you boys. After the blow was fairly out,
Reeve, Osborne &- Co., started back to
riymouth, with flag rolled up, looking
as though they had taken a foretafte oC
the dregs prepared fur them, to be taken
on the 4th of November, 1856.
The German Tolc. -
The German population of the United
States is about 4,000.000. and the Great
West is set down as haff German. The
political power and influence of such an
element must certainly exert a conlroling
influence on whichever side it goes. The
Democracy have heretofore had this in
fluence in their favor, but now there seems
to be a change. As a Gorman paper re.
marks recent events have opened th
eyes of the German, aftd have shown the
real character of the party which they
have hitherto aWed tokeep ia power by
their votes." The New York Staats
Democrat, a leading German paper says:
"Great political activity prevail among
the ürmati citizens of the Western
States, were they ore raaking preparation
for the Tresrdentral campaign. The
misdeeds of the Border Rufiwns, s-up ported
by the slaveholding oligarchy, together
with the attacks on Freedom of Speech
and of the Press, and the deep rooted con
viction thai a continuance of Southern
domination must imperil the liberty of
the Northern States, have . occasioned a
complete revolution of political sentiment
in the German potation of the Webt,
which gives promise o.'a total rout of the
Democratic party in certaiV States. The
few hunkvr presses among them, P311
subsisting on contributions and parti on
government patronage, find it out of their
power any longer to stem the mighty cur
rent of popular sentiment. The Germans
feel too deeply the inportance of the ques
tion involved in the coming struggle,which,
as Mr. Galloway of Ohio, a few days
since, truly said, it is not whether the
a!ave shall, be set nt libertjrhut whether
we ourselves shall be free.,
. Read This.
The editor of the New York Day Book
says that the South does not want to can
ry its negroes so Kansas. Hear hims
The South, then, does not want to
migrate to Kansas does n t want to
carry its negroes to Kansas, to Nebraska,
nor to any portion of the great West,
lying north of the. 36ih parallel." .
Now read what the great organ of the
negro breeders says on the same subject:
"Again we call on the South to assert
her equal right to thy fair fields of Kansas.
We claim no exclusive right; we only
ask equal participation. We would not
exclude men without slaves, but insist
that men with slaves shall be allowed to
enter it, and settle it, as freely as men
with mules and cattle, Northern merch
andise or Northern manufactures. Our
cause is just, and honor and interested
security alike call on us to spare no la bar,
no peril, no expense, in order to make
Kansas a slave State. Kansas, ho!"
Richmond Enquirer. .
Each of these papers is devoted to the
interests of Mr. Buchanan, and each ad
dresses a different class of argumen ts to
a different class of readers. The South
ern sheet is in earnest; but the Northern
one purposely lies in order to deceive its
readers, : . .
mmsB ' a aWa
The Nigger Party. ; ... ,
The Black-Liners assert that onr party
is the "Nigger party. Let us see.
The Border Ruffian Legislature of Kansas,
among other infamous acta, passed .the
following la wsl e .
' 1st. If any person shall kidnap and car
ry away any black child, being a slave, he
SHALL SUFFER DEATH.7 ' ' ; ; " ,
: 2d. If any person shall kidnap and car-:
ry away any, free white child, he shall be
imprisoned not less than six months.
. Now, friends, these are among the laws
wntcn tne oiu une party says snail oe
enforced: - v , . : , .
' the following is one of Mr. Qtiß
propositions, in his minority Kansas re
2d That the Territorial Legislature
was a legally constituted body, and had
power to pass valid laws, and their enact
ments ire therefore valid.
'''his proposition of Mr. Olivet haa
been s5taiued by the united voice of tha
old line pftJr. The old liners say death
for kiduappins bleck child, being a
slave, and for kidnnpping a "fres white
child, imprisonment nly six months. So
they consider the nigge child to be of
greater worth, place the nigger child on
a higher level, and - entirely above the
white child.
Now if this don't show who tha nigger
worshipers are and which the nigger parly
is, we know nothing about it.
Stephen A. Douglas in 1849, Tha
early character to be impressed on the
early society of Kansas, ia a profoundly
important and interesting consideration.
For nearly half a century this pregnant
centre was consecrated in perpetuity by
a toltmn act of legislation to freedom,
an act which, as Mr. Douglas said in his
Springfield speech of 1849, "received the
i sanction of all parties in every section of
the Union. 4 It had its origin, as he
continues in the hearts of all patriotic
men who desired to preserve nnd perpetu
ate the blessings ol our glorious Union
au origin akin to that of the Constitu
tion of tha United States, conceived ia
the same spirit of fraternal affection and
calculated to remove forevever the only
danger which seemed to threaten at seme
distant day to sever the social bond ui
Union. All the evidences of public
opinion at that day seemed to indicator
that this compromise had become can
nonized in the hearts of the American
people, as t sacred thing which no ruth
less hand would be ever reckless enough
to disturb.'
But in 1654 that 1 ruthless hand" war
raised. Although it wes not demanded by
any exigency of Stale, uncalled for by ev
single voice among the people, it was
recklessly raised by Mr. Douglas him
self, in the lowest spirit of lemagoguery.
"Fremont is a Catholic," shouts- the
Fillmore men.
"Fremont is a Know Nothing, scream
the Buchanans.
"Fremont is an Abolitionist," say the
Soulhern Ebo shins.
Fremont is a Slaveholder," replied'
the Black Democracy of the North.
"And he played on a harp of a thou
sand strings.'
The Nashville Banner publishes the
following extract of a letter from Gen
Jackson to Major William B. Lewis, an
old and revered friend off the departed
chieftain: Hermitage, Frbruary 28. 1845.
Yuur observations with regard to Mrv
Buchanan are correct, He showed a wanf
f moral courage in the affair of the in
trigue of Adams and Clay, did not do me
justice in the expose there made, and f
am sure about that time he did believe
there was a perfect understanding be
tween Adams And Clay about the Presi
dency and the secretary of State. This;
lam sure of. But whether-he viewed'
that there was any corruption in the case
or not I know not: but one thing I do'
know, that he wished meto combat therm
with their own weapons; that was. to let"
my friends say, if I was elected I would'
make Mr. Clay Secretary of State. This
to me appeared deep corruption, and I re
pelled it with that honest indignation a
I thought to deserved.
San ford Harrison, Esq., a prominenf
member of the Democratic party of New
York, has issued an-address to his fellovr
Derocrat?y iii which he etates- that he
has jiwt return from- a tour of tho
central coantPesy anxl finds-that the lead
ers of the Democracy have all gone over
to Fremont, and that there ie no hope of
carrying the State for Buchanan. In this;
condition of arTairs- he urges bis friend
tO vote for Fillmore, and thus ;ave th
State torn ?'enjont. .
The following resolution was adopted
on Monday by a Republican meeting of
10,000, held at Richmond, Ind.
Resolved, That we fully endorse andt
sustain the course of the Republican
members of Congress in their contest"
with the Senate in regard to the appro
priation bill at the close. of Jhe session
of Congress, and we say to our Repre-,
sentative, Hon. D. Holloway "stand firm
to the last." "Millions for defence not
one cent' to sustain tjtsnny.
Nctn bncrttacmcnts
Administrator 8 Sale.
NOTICE is hereby given that I will offer
at private sale, on the third day of Oc
tober, 1S56, on the premises, the following
lo, owned by Aarou Myers deceased, subject
to the widow's right thereto, described and
bounded as follows: Commencing sixty six
feet east of the south east corner of lot No.
12 in Martin's addition to the town of Bour
bon, in Marshall Co., Ind , running thence
north eighty-eight feet, thence east one hun
dred and twenty-eix feet, thence scuta eighty
eight feet, thence west one hundred and
twenty-six feet to the place of. beginning, with
a comfortable dwelling house thereon Also,
at thesame time and place, I will offer to sell
the following lot, bounded as follows: Com
mencing two hundred and four feet due east
of the south east oorner of lot no. 12, in Mar
tin's addition to said town, running thence
north eighty-eight feet, thence west lüö feet
to the place of beginning,
TERMS. One fourth cash in hand, i to be
paid in thiee months, i in six months, ana
4 in nine months, the purchaser giving his
note with free hold security; andinterent front
date, waiving valuatiaa and eppraosraeot laws.
Ant if not sold on said day I will continue to
off.r said lots at private aale at the dwelling
house of James O. Parks in said town of
Bourbon until sold-
: . DAVID BO YER, Adm'r.
Sept. 4, 1856 , ' 23
New BlatifiS. Deeds, Mortgages and
Quit Claims of an approved shortform, and at
a very short price, are for aale at Ibis office.
Also Blank Notes neatly orintedandforsala
at the same place. ,
at the' dhi saponE,
I i .mA. n vinks. for which will l
gn in exCDiDge goods at the very lowest
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