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JMr. ninlr'a Opinion of James Iluchnnnn.
Franeli P. Uiatr lias recently jssucd a "card"
to the public, In which ho reviews tho coniplicl
ity of James Buchanan withlhe infamous story
of "bargain and corruption" between Henry
Clay and John Qulncy Adams' in 1SW. Tins
"card" occupies nearly eight columns of arosll
typo in the New York J Ural J. No man knows
Mr Buchanan better than Mr lliair. The fol
lowing is hia opinion, ss expressed in this "card"
of the political principle which has governed
and still controls the nominee of the Cincinnati
Convention for the Presidency. It is anything
but flattering :
"Thcro havo been threo epochs in Mr. Du
ehanan's career as a politician which signally
mark his character. They stand out and shpw
that however devious his course, solitary selfish
ambition, without regard to any great public
cause, has been tho guiding star of his life.
During the last war with Great llritain he gave
all his faculties tu break down the administra
tion of Mr. Madison, and givo tho triumph to
tho English party in the United States. If
success had crowned this effort ho would have
had the best claim of any public man in Pcnnsyl-
nia, to como into pnwer under the auspices of
tho Hartford Convention. The failure extin
guished his hopes for ten years. Ho next ap
peared ss tho zealous friend of the great man
whoso trumpet tones had proclaimed the war
in the House of Representatives, and of tho great
man who had closed it in a bljzo of glory.
Ito cDdeavorcd by corrupt intrigue to bring a
bout a coalition, which would mako one Presi
dent, the other Secretary, with a view to tho
succession, and establishing Ihiadouhlo Interest
fur himself as tho representative of Pennsylva
nia, to open tho way to his own advancement.
In this also he failed losing the confidence of
bulb the illustrious men tn whom his scheme
would havo attached dishonor. His third ex
periment is now before tho cuuntry.
For years past ho has identified hitmelf with
the nullifying party of tho South, contributed
lo establish their organ and their power in the
Capitol, and by this means making them mast
ers of tho whole alaveholding iuierest which
sways that section, and through it seeks now to
domineer over the North. He bargains now
with the politicians who have bjnded together,
and hopes by concert in one section to enable the
minority there tu subject tho majority in the
other by dividing it. He pledged Pennsylva
nia to abandon her sister Ststes of the North in
licr vote for htm, and pledges himself to sur
render the rights of the North to sanction the
breach of faith that sacrificed the compact of
pcaco between tho sections and to give the
strength of the government to enforce the us
urpation that tyrannizes over Kansas. This
.system of controlling the msjority by the mi
nority in our elective government can only bo
made to woik by corruption. The oligarchy
of England subjects the masses of Ireland to the
mall body of English landlords there by buy
ing, with money or peerages, or high appoint
ments, tho leading men lo whom the democra
cy of Ireland confide their interests. Tho cir-.
cumstances under which so many Northern as
pirants among us have betrayed tho will of their
constituents, and surrendered their rights tn
the slave oligarchy, make it obvious that the
corrupt influence of official baiter has taken root
here, and certainly the managers fur the South
ern minority could not employ a more skilful
adept to ply the trade of venal intriguo through
which they hope tu succeed in the North than
The Last Ishso Cali.iitv. Sir. Dufi-
ner, one of the survivors of the calamity at Last
Islaoa, lias turmsned ttie .New Orleans i'lcoy
une the fullowing account of tho disaster :
On Saturday night, the Oth intt., a heavv
northeast wind prevailed, which cached the
fears of a storm in tito minds of many; the
wind increased gradually until about 10 o'clock
on Sunday morning, when there existed no lon
ger any doubt that we were threatened with
imminent danger, from that lime the wind
blew a perfect hurricane: evcty building upon
tho island giving way, one after another, until
nothing remained. At this moment cverv one
sought tho most elevated point on tho island,
exerting themselves at tho aair.o time to avoid
tho fragments of the buildings which were scat'
tered in every direction by the wind. Many
persona were wuunucu sumo mortally,
Tho water at Ibis time (about S o'clock P
M.) cummenccd rising so rapidly from the bay
aide, that there could be no longer any doubt
that tho Island would bo submerged. The
scene at Ibis moment forbids description. Men
women and children were seen running in every
uuccuuii in scarcii ui some means ot salvation.
The violence of tho wind, together with the
tain, which fell like hail,. and the sand which
Winded their eves, prevented many from roach
tag the objects they had aimed at. At about 4
o'clock the Day and Gulf currents met, and the
sea waved over tho whole Island. Thosowho
were so fortunate as to find some object to cling
to, were seen floating in all directions. Many
of them, however, were separated from the
straws to which they clung for life, and launch
ed into eternity j the others were washed away
by the rapid current and drowned before they
could reach their point of destination. Many
were drowned from being stunned by scattered
fragments of the buildings which had been
blown asunder by the storm : others were crush'
ed by the floating timbers and logs, which were,
removed from tho beach, and met them on their
To attempt a description of this sad event,
Voold bo useless. No words could depict the
awful scene which occurred on the nights of
me inn ana win Inst. It was not until the
next morning, the 12th, that wo could ascer
tain the cxlent of the disaster. Uuon mv ra.
turn, after having drifted for about twenty
hours, I found the steamer Star, which had ar-
s.vcu uiu oay oeiore, and was lying at anchor,
a perfect wreck, noihir.cr but her hnll ,) K..M.
rs, and a poniou of her machinery remaining
upon this wreck the lives of a large number
were saved towards her each one directed his
pain as no was recovered from the deep, and
was welcomed with tears by his fellow suffer
ers, who had been so furtunste as to .,.
this scene was heart-rending ; the good fortune
... m...j a iuuirmuai in oeing saved, was
uiigmea by the news of the loss of a father,
i iicr, or some near relative.
Blows to Give as well as Take. The
. x. ivw, alter referring to the impotent ma
lignity which caused Uuehanan'a friend, Uigler,
(o call on the President for tho State documents
the envy of Kearney and Mason, who got them
-r isivn-, vii uucnanan as follows i
We are auriirikp.l tht it .ha .....
, - uim uui occur to
some of the opposition Senators, when Sonslor
P'" " '" a senstorial innuiry
nto (he use of the seal of the American lega.
ion, during Mr lluchanan'a mission in Ung.
land, for the dissemination of rod republican
documents throim!, ...i i ' .
. , iiu in regara lu
Die IssuoulrM pacocs to abandoucd women
from the same legation ; also for a copy of a
letter which Mr. lluchsnan, whilo Secretary
of State, wroto to Mr. Polk recommending $50,
000 lo be deposited in Simon Cameron's bank,
fur tlio pur 'oo of boing used lo buy up ho
Washington C 1jU and ealaMlah lbe Union '
newspaper In its place. This latter letter Is
nnw An Rla In tha .Irnartrncnts at Wasliinfflon. I
It contains sufficient evidence, we are credibly
informed, to send its author to Hie State- pris-
on, under the Sub-Treasury law, and was one
of the grossest, if not the grossest case of mal
feasance in office which baa occurred ainco tho
Sub-Treasury law uas passul. Why Is not
that letter called for and produced, that the
country may see the kind of man that is pre
acntcd and supported for the highest nflice in tu
gilt by the whole combined forces of the gen
eral government, and for whom, yes, Ay whom,
through an ignoble Instrument, the character
and well earned fame of one of our purest, bra
T(sl and most uselul citizens is wantonly and
Dot ft is not too late; let us have that let
ter. and let us hate it settled, whether a Cabi
net minister can lawfu ly use tho fends of the
general government lo establish newspapers Mo, went into Kansas on Thursday. Twoliun
witli ; or whether the penalty of confinement lrcd had been raised in Lafayette, and a large
tn the State prison fallows the transgressions ,
of a Secretary of Slate, at well as of oiher per
sons fn lo employ of tho general government.
Let us have the letter at once.
Tho Civil War In Ki.nft!'ril.o Itcportsof
W. F. M. Army, from Kanss, was In Una
ton, Saturday, and furnished lu tho Boston Ad
vertiser copies of the documents left by him
with president l'ierce'a priiale secretary, as
the president was too busy lo attrnd to an ap
peal from the citizens of Kansas to sate them
from the horrors of civil war. The documents
show very clearly that the recent preparations
of the Missouriuia and their allies from the
south were made with a determined purpose to
sweep the territory with fire and sword, and
drive out or exterminate all the fiee state set
tleis. The robberies committed by their ad
vsnce force, and especially the murder of Mr.
Hoyt, exasperated tho free state men to resist i
ance, and brought the crisis sooner than the
rulTians contemplated, giving the settlers an ad moniuus. Au ox was toasied whole, bands of
vantage which we can hardly hope they will j music were in atlendar.ee, and not less than 25,
ma in tain ajainst such numbers as Missouri can 000 people were present. Speeches were
muster against them. Annexed to Mr. Army's, made from four stands in different parts of the
statement is the affidavit of Hubert Morrow of!
Illinois, an eje witness of the skirmish at Frank
lin on the 12th, of which such exaggerated ac
counts were circulated by the ruffian presses of
Missouri. Jits account is tins:
The town of Franklin waa ono of tho posts
of the ruffians; they occupied a block-house at
this place. This bl jck -house the free stale
men attacked and carried on the night of the
12tli inst. llicy lost one una man killed
Edward Sackett, formerly from Detroit. Michi
gan -and two were wuumtt-d and seven others
slightly injured. Hie ruffians were strongly
fortified and escaped injury. Only four were
wounded, nut all snrrenderei and were allowed
tu depart. The free state men took sixty atand
of arms, one cannon, a quantity of gunpowder
and a large amount of stores. The most of
anu a large amount oi sinrcs. ino must Ol
the arms had been stolen fiom Iwrcnec in !
May last, and were identified. The story of
the St. Ijouia Hepuhlican and oilier papera in
regard to the killing of the postmaster and roU
bericsoflbo mail, A.c, are untrue. Nut a
building, not a citizen, nor the propeity of any
citizen was molested. The assault was con.
fined to tho blocVdiouse it began there and
Of this and the older skirmishes thai follow
ed the most iuflainatory and false accounts were
circulated in Missturi; the abolitionists were
represented as burning tho houses of llio pro
slavery men, kilting mon, women and children,
and committing every horrible enormity. One
of these reports was that Lane's men bad taken
and destroyed Lecompton, taking secretary
Woodson prisoner, burnt houses, etc. ; but a
later dispatch from St. Iouis contradicts all this
Lecompton was not taken nor destroyed,
nor any houses burnt. And yet on the lCth
Atchison and his associates isst ed from fa
conipton the following appeal to the peoflc
of Missouri :
Kiun Lecoiipto, August 1C, 1800.
Fallal, mm Law jlxu Oftusn, the abolitionists
hale come ou us this mornincr about divll?ht.
whipped and taken prisoners our men. Lrconin-
t-r. .. -!. .I........1 ,. .1 I -t.fl
.ui. M.lut auu UVK1 Ifl VJ IIIC noiUCH Cllll-
dren. Lane's men are about 800 strong. The If.
S. troops have alio been whin.ttd. Will you come
to our rescue befure we are all murdered t We are
out of powder and lead, and every kind of ammu
nition. Our friends are now stationed In slieriu
Jones s houP, as many as can, and will fight to
the last. Will you help us? if so, come at once.
Unless ve gel help we will all be murdered The
foregoiug is reliable.
1). K. Atchison, W. II. Kusscll, Jos. C. Andcr
son, A. Q. Boon.
Influenced by thaso falsehoods the ruffians of,
iMissou'i were mustering in force fur another
descent upon Kansas. Tin Kansis committee
of Lafayctto county, Mo., issued an appeal clo
sing in this sljle :
"We say to you thst war, organistJ, mature!,
stlttel war, is now waged upon us by the aboll
tioniats, and we call on all who are not prepared to
seeluelr friends butchered and to be themselves
driven irom their bonus, to rally instantly to the
rescue. Cim fiisfalti rntuf Up men of-,
Lafayeltel Meet at Lexington, on WfOTESluT .1
- o cioca, August aim. jiru-,0 loi-a uonau
WITU TOO, TOl'll ocss 1D vocn CIOTIIIHO all
ready to go on to Kanaa, Let every man ho e in
possibly leave home, go now to save the lles of our
friends. Let those who cannot go, hitch up their
wagons, and throw lu a few provislous, and get
more as they come along by Iboir neighbors, and
bring it to Lexington on Wedndsy. Let others
bring horses and mules, and saddles aud guns
all to como on Wednesday. We roust go Immrif.
cotiy ; vucro is no lime 10 spire, and no one null
The result of these new and alarming move
menta, and the truth or falsehood of the re
ports uf the release ofthe free slate nrisonera
and the other reported successes of the free
slate men, will he awaited wuh anxiety. Hut
it Is most evident thst very little idea of Ihe
true state of events can be gleaned from the
telegraphic, dispatchea from Missouri, and wo
can only receive tho facts by Ihe mails, slow
and uncertain at the best. That the must fear
ful of all the alrugglca through which the
people of Kanzas havo passed is now upon
them ia but ton evident.
Advice, from Lawrence to tho 17lh inat.,
received at St. Louis, mention that nearly 500
free atate men marched upon what is called
Col. Titus' camp, near Lecompton, and look
the party there assembled twenty in all
prisoners. They defended iheinselve. r,nm
the log-houses some time, and wounded ten of
1110 tree siaie parly among them Capl. J. H.
Schombreo, recently from Hlchmond, Indiana,
who it is thought cannot survive. Cn. Titua
is also badly injured. The Injuries tn ihe oth
er. are only .light, One hundred United
Slatea dragoons interfered to prevent an attack
upon Lecompton, whereupon Ihe free stste men
returned to Lawrence with their prisoners.
Governor Shannnn, Major Sedgwick and
Dr. Ithoderlcl. of Lecompton went lo Lawrence
on the 17lh to demand Ihe relcaae of the pris-
oners taken at Col. Titus's camp. After a
conference, it was agreed that when six of the
free state prisoners held by the authoiities
were delivered up, and the howitzer taken from
Iwrcnec iciutorJ, an. I all the catnpa uf arm- j
d privalarcry "hicn Jirtcil, llio prisoncra
aliutild bo released.
Heliablo intelligence from Kanias lo ll.eflOili
atalps shat Ucompton bad nut jet been nltaclc
cd by Lane'a party, although on attack waa ex
pected hourly. It i said that the free alalo
men number two thousand strong in the terri
tory, and are preparing to fortify Iawrenco In
case a retreat to any particular poiol becomes
necessary. U is reported that four companies
of U. S. Irmips are near Leroinpiun, and it is
thought their presence will deter any further
Tho St. tenuis IlepuMiran publishes a call
aipnt-d by a large number of the most influen
tial c .Uteris of that city fur a public meeting, lo
consider tho present situation (f atTma Ui Kan
sas and express the opinion of the people of St
Louis i.) connection therewith.
Four hundred volunteers from Jackson county
force was being raised tn L-lay
Lane's regiment waa said to be fortifying
Wakarusa, Gov Ilubinsun and Mr llrown and
other prisoncia were still in the custody of the
U. S. iroops.
One hundred and seventy recruits from Car
lisle barracks had arrived at Su Louis, and
were immediately fur warded lo fortify fort
Leavenworth, Kansas, also seventy from Jcfler
son barracks, Gen. Smiih having made a re
quisition for all the dup-maMu force at that place.
Orders have been handed to the commanding
officer at for Itilcy tu have his troops in readi
ness for service.
Advices from Leavenworth, Kansas, to Thurs
day last, stste that Lawrence waa still unharm
ed, and. 10 00 men completely armed were ready
tu defend it a moment's warning.
Great Fremont liar ba cue alNecdhain.
A Fremont barbacue came off at Charles
llivcr grove, Necdhim, Mass., on Tt.ca.Iajr and
the proceedings were very enthusiastic and hir-
At 10 o'clock the meeting was orgsnizrd as
follows. President, Uivid K. Hitchcock of
Kcwtont among tho vice presidents were
Charles Hudson of Islington, Thomas J. Marsh
of U'aliham, J. C. l'ark of Uoston, snd Isaac
Livermore of Cambridge; secretaries, Hobert
Carter of Cambridge, and seven others.
Speeches wcro made by I). K. llitrhcock, A.
(1. Ilrewster, Illihu (!. Uaker, Thomas 1). I'd
iot, Simeon llrown, Chatles A. Phelps and
others. A letter was read from Charles Sum
ner, eipressing his rcgrtt at having to forego
the pleasure of uniting in such festivities st
present. He closed ss follows: "ljoking
over the field from the quiet of mj retreat, I
see everyw here the harbingers of success. The
." r"j -. .. uv n.uuuj,
inspired by slavery, and stepping each day still
sections! party which now rules tho country,
further in crime, is at last seen in ua true char
acter and must soon perish beneath the indig
nation of our awakened fellow citizens. " At
the dinner upnarda of three thousand people
participatid, aud the procecdinga were earned
through with great satisfaction to all. Songa
were aung and sentiments given. Large dele
galions were present from all parts uf the stale
wan inuste, Dancers, devices, e.e. Tl.o meet
ing broke up at dark with cheers fur the repub
lican candidates, and amid most intense enthu
sissm the greatest assembly of the people ever
held in this atate sepaiatcd.
Washington, Monday, August S5.
In the Sknatc, Mr Welter of Cal. gave no
tice of his intention to Introduce a bill to abro
gate certain laws enacted by the legislature of
Ksnsas. It is the same aa the lSth section of
the Senate Kansas bill, abolishing test oath,
providing fur freedom of speech and the press
and for Ihe'security ofthe people in person and
properly, in accordance with the constitution,
A message was received from the House n-
nouncing the death of lion. James Meacham of
Mr Foot of Vi, dwelt with much eloquence
on the learning and public and private usefulness
of llio deceased, who was removed hence at ihe
age of fuily-aix years. He traced him from tho
time that he was a poor orphan boy in a cabinet-maker's
shop up to the high position he oc
cupied at the time of his decease.
Mr Douglas said he was born in the same
county with Sir M., and was scquaitcd with
him in early life, Ho bore testimony to his
honesty of purpose and elevated character.
The usual resolutions of icspect wcro then
adopted, and Ihe Senate adjourned.
In Ihe Hocsc, Mr Murrill of Vt. announcoj
the death of his colleague, Mr Meacham, pass
ed a glowing eulogy on hia character, and of
fered the customary resolutions.
Mr Howard of Mich, also paid an elorpient
tribute, la ihn mniin r,f M. M I , .
l'lheridge ofTenn .,!,! hi. h., .i.'mJ .
' " ?' .. ."":' '!" Tlel,dci1
. j .u ,c ICUI.I., ui me genuemen
who had preceded him. Though solemn the
hour, it was pleasing to see that under Ihe many
conflicting influences which control the conduct
and opinion ol members, thcro waa not one here
lo withhold the tear of sympathy.
Messrs Dickson and Giddings severally bore
testimony to the high character n(Mr Meacham
aa a atatesman and honest mail. The resolu
tions of respect w ere then adopted, .adjourn
ed 1'surteen liars '.liter from CaliforniaMore
Arrest, und l:iecutlon.
The steamer Daniel Webster arrived at New
Orleans, Tuesday, with San Francisco dstes of
the Slh, llio Illinois had left Aspinwall for
New Vork, with a million and a half in treas
ure and 500 passengers. The vigilance com
mittee held full away mill. They had made
nuoy additional arresta, and executed two per-
anna, since the departure of the laal steamer.
The loss by the Sierra Nevada fire is estimated
at two millions, The crops throughout the
atate were satisfactory Three hundred recruits
for Walker were to leave San Francisco in the
next Nicaragua steamer.
The failure of Palmer. Cook & Co., of New
York, to pay the California stste and San Fran
cisco city coupons created a fueling of indigna
tion throughout the atate, and the stale treasur
er was to provide for the speedy payment of
the over due interest. Businea w as dull at San
Tlio vigilance committee, on the 29th of Ju
ly, hung Joseph Helheriuglon for the murder
of Dr. Sandall, a few daya previously j also a
man named mace, ror A murder committed by
him a year ago. Judge Terry waa still kepi
prisoner by the committee. Mr, Hopkins,
whom he stsbbed, hsd recovered, Several at
lempla had been made to firo both San Fran
cisco and Sacramento.
Cjjc D'cnnont t)lfflnir.
BATU11UAV, A UOUST 30, 1860.
VnitJIO.NT statu i:m:ctio.n,
TUKS1K1Y, Sipltnbtr Zl, IBM.
For (innrnof i
HYI.ANI) FLLTCIIKH, of Cavendish.
fr JJtvl. Governor t
JAMES M. SLA 1)1'', of Middlebury.
For Trcaiurcr t
IIKNRY M. U.VTKS, of Noithfald.
Fur Senators i
ASA Kr.VP.S. of llrsnW.oro,
JHII'.S II. PIIKI.PH. of Tnn.lrml,
WILLIAM II. JO.Ma, of Door.
For Anittant Jutlgtsi
WILLI .M HAIKU!!. f Wmdhsni,
KMtlKV WIILXLOCK. of rsrrr.
For Stole' Attorney:
nUNJA.MI.N L- KMJWLTON, ur Jnnsirs.
sti:piii:.n mli:m, r Hahfss.
For Mgli Bailiff;
IXUIS S. WAI.Kr.lt, of Cr.riou.
For Jwlga of Vrolmtc;
lUirii-mr Msr!loio, liOVAI.I. TVI.I'.I!.
Di.lrirtof Wotmio'ter, AI1I.-4II.U 8TU11DAUD.
For MnnJirr of CongmsVJ Jhstrict;
JUSTIN H. MOIIUILL, or StrarTurd.
Fur Goccrnor ;
HENIIY KKYIIS, of Newbury.
For Lieut. Governor ;
VYI.I,YS 1YYMAN, of llorlinglon.
J. T. TIIUItS'l'ON, of Monlpclier.
M'l.MHI A.7I COUM V.
For StHoUrrs ;
THOMAS lini: or Pui,
JKItl'lllAII IHP.TON, cf ItMlinibam,
DA Ml: I. IXONAIll). of l)ocr.
For Amitanl Juitgrt;
JAM. I.. HTAIiK. of ll.l.fii.
LKASMII.I I-I.IJIITO.N, of Waiil.Uro.
For Sheriff ;
THOMAS K. JOII.NhO.V. o( w'srdtboro.
For High Uaihffi
KAMUCI. W. UUWKBIt, of .Nt.f.i.r.
For State'i Attorney.
TIIUMA.N II. STIICGTER, of Liiufhsiii.
For Judges of Vrohatt;
Di.lrin of .Uiitl.co, I.TIIIHAM ItlCR.
Dmrict of Wrilmiuilrr, A. S. CAMrULLL.
For Mtmhrr of Congress 2J District;
K. 11. CHASE, of Lyndon.
Sr.au I inr. Uktobms. We trut that
the I'ust masters and Town Clerks of every
town, will forward to us at the earliest prac-
--. - i -
tical moment, after the result has been. Icclar-
of the I'eaee. To such ns send returns wo
will send slips containing the vote of the
A sufficient number of vote, tmi-n tieeti
-i! ...i e , . .. count of his health, ami thinking that his na. Ho tlx reach cfall. Subscribers will receive their , l"ao allcr his dieam,
uim-t-rp, nnu .iicmucr ui i.ungrc-- ; niMl Hie . " i . . . , . k J.
I ,.,t,,;-. ,.r ,i. ii.... . . live air would reslore him ; but be continued eo.i.ea in a few days. ed oat in his dream.
Id, and tho names of those elected Justices 10 Bru,T wor"! until Saturday morning, nben Count, Conte.Hon.-V, u!crUnd that a i,'","'!,' ',. '
printed under the direction of lh Hcpuhli- I ",rcc l""u. ) cars. In Ibis sphere he bad
can County Committee, lo supply the Free- I "" national reputation. His recent nnnn
men of every town with ticket for State and ! il,lou re-nomination is indicative of the call
County olTKcr. and Members of Congress. , ,ion in wllich hicrviccs were held by his
T IK T-- r'nm.n ,t.C..r I. ,,... 1.
nent lo his direction a full sunidr. If nnv
batefjilcd fromnnv cause In receive iheie
ticket, thev will ni.nlv to O. It. Pel. Chair,
man cf Ihe County Committee, w ho will for-1 'e"'"'"- Tim proceedings in Congress fol
war.l them in anv mnnner lr.dienie.1. I lowing, and relative lo, hi decease v ill be
Tin: statu i:i,Kcnojf.
The annual election for State and County
olllcer, mid f'r members of the Legislature,
takes placo on Tuesday of next week. At the
same lime the biennial election for Members
of Congress occur.
We cannot but hopo that the Freemen of
this Stnto nrc awake to the importance of
bringing out a full vote. It i true that there
is no possible danjee of our bcinr? defeated.
The "star lliat neicr sets," and that haa damage prevented. The leas to the 1UI1-
ncvcrbutonco.uircrl.-danoccultatIon.l..,.re,rolJ ""I " arly 81U00,
this year, notwithstanding all adverse itiflu-1
enccs, to be on the right aide. Our majority ,
will bo reckoned by thousand,, and we had
almost suid by tens of thousand. Hut, in
our confidence, Me must not omit casting a
full vote. Wcowe.it to our brethren through-
out llio free state, and lu the Territory uf,
Kauza. lo show our earnest interest in the
coming Presidential election by exhibiting the
be.t prcctirior or nur determination to uphold
eei .ii. , i ii
the cause of freedom in all its relations and
all its aspects.
Iowa, lbe first of tho Free States, hai
poaeti out in tuunucr tone, ncr connemna-
lion of Ihe courso pursued by the present
national auimuisirauon, and ol llio platform
upon which the bogus Democracy stand.
From her earliest organization aa a State to
tlio lime the present Congress waa elected,
she had stood as one of the pillar of Democ
racy, as sure a INcw Hampshire, and as
e..:.i.e..i I. C !-..!..!
uiiinui as ouuiu Carolina, o. nan. ng unuer
the blow Inflicted upon freedom by the repeal ,0 f &n ,,,gll or Gr0 streetJ.. At
of Ihe Missouri Compromise, alio partially rm,nt tua, Uon ofth, ,Uage la not adequate
redeeniod her political character by electing ,y nr0,iJ-4 in th, respect. Another reservoir of
a Republican Governor by n majority of litila ' greater capacity than any now In this village I
more than two thousand, and one Member of necassrr. and It should bo located at some acccsil.
Congress of like political faith. This year
aho has come to the rcscuo nobly, and has
heartily responded to the Philadelphia plat-
form and the nomination of Col. Fucsiokt.
Doili her Representatives ore Republicans,
and are elected by over C00O majority, while
her State ticket is successful by a still greater
Vermont I the second Slate in llio field,
No man will u.k "who will be elected?" but
all tho friend of Freedom yes and the op
ponent also, will anxiously look to see
what our majority will be. The Republican
of Maine have their eyes turned upon us.
Their election takes place next week, under
many discouragements. An unusual and
overwhelming majority here.will encourage
Iheir heart, und Incite ibeui to unusual exer
tions in the good work in which they aro en
gaged. For these reasons let us have a full
Our Members of Congress have, during the
long and arduous tiossion recently closed,
proved themselves faithful, and the worthy
representatives of a fice'co'nsufucncy. They
aro now engaged, (those of iIk.mii among the
living,) In resisting the vehement demands of
the Slavo oligarchy,, fat us show by our
votes that their corrcr lias been watched, and
tlrnt their cnurso stands approved. Wo
should give Idem, or their properly appointed
successors, majorities which will materially
strengthen their hands
" Let us then be up and doing.
With our hearts on triumph set."
Of our County ticket nothing now need bo
suid. W'c bclicrn It is unusually satisfactory
ton largo majority or our people, i licrc
can lio nn ijuralion that every man ttlioso
nnino has Iwcn placed there, will bo Iriumph-
In the election of lotvn Representative
unusual vigiluiice Is lieceisary. We must
scud men to the fagUlmurc who will bo sure ,
lo talk right, und, above all, tu vote right.
There I. no excuse for sending a single Bu
chanan Democrat from any town in the coun
ty. He sure that your candidates nro 1'rt
inont mt-ti, every one.
Neat week wo hopo lo bo able to record
the details ofthe most perfect victory of
Freedom and Nationality over Slavery aud
Sectonlalisui nc bare ever ni hicved.
Present indications offer pleasing nsur-
ancca that the coming exposition of the Vcr-
iimnt State Agricultural Society, will far sur -
pars in tho amount and quality of tho Stock
eshibitcJ, as will as In the attendance, all
The citixtii of tlurlington have taken hold
of the uuilcrLaklng with coinruemlalJo zeal,
and seem ilctcrmincil that nothing on their
part idiall bo wanting to mako tho occasion
one of much interest, aa will ns pleasant to
Stock nml articles for exhibition will I
carried free, over all the Itailroads in Vcr -
mont nnd pa.scngers for fare one way. '1 lie
bilU containing their announcement and time
tables will appear in n fviv dayri.
The grounds sclectnl are suitable for the
occasion. The Kit is one of the ino.t Inrnu
tiful and attractive we havo ever seen. It is
nrnr the oVl camping ground of the Vcrn.nt,mwtiog W hope they will haie a Cood lime
troop- during the war of 1HI2-1S ; nml nbiln u
making preparations Tor the rnir the Imnm
nr ixmtc nl Uute who there iikhIoI )ell(tw
fever were dienl erred. The aite cornrnnmU
virwt nfthc Lake end I he mountains nfNe.r
Vork, and Vermont, together with those ofln
The Fair will eomm.nce on Tucl-y.
. . . .
September Oil., and continue four do,..
Dcath or .Ma. .MnciUM. Hon. James
Meacham, Uepresentative in Congreai from
the 1st Congressional District in this Stale,
''ietl nt his rei-idence in Middlebury, on Sot-
unr 'nft( ' enngestion of the bver, lungs
.. If I ft W rrl - .
J11" urain. lie icll nsnington a lew ciaj-
he died. Ho waa forty-six years of age.
and Icavca a wife and two children.
Mr. .Meacham had represented the 1st
DUtriet in Congress ever ainco its orgatiiza
tion under the present npttortiuiiitrrni, and a
portion of the aamo constituency for two or
CUIISUIUCIIIJ. 1 1 HUV ft -UCCCIUS 1IIII1
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erudition, "'l found statesmanship
I found in another column.
Another J-'iri. The passenger depot of the
I Vermout i. Massachusetts Itallroad was fuuod to
be on fire en Monday evening, about ?1 o'clock, P.
j M. The flames spread with great rapidity until
, 'he passenger station was destroyed and lb freight
depot, together with a considerable quantity of
' trtSgut, Injured. The enginea were promptly on
! n,nJ an(1 ibrough the exertion of the firemen, a
h'ch ,V7, , by Insurance. Tb.
."V ,, .17', " fa1.,,rn8,'
"" " U"'8 ' " InWnJ
s"" Inolhtr Fire. On Wednesday evening,
alut 9 o'clock, P. M., the barn attached lo the
d'''nS 1U" Jm1iu Clark, silusted in ths
r),c nH cemetery, was discovered to b.
on fire- '", in lbe of one I,our aU ,h LullJ-
1"s' V" c',nMj- Wo" ' fttrnltu was
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rendering any material service. The umlly had
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retired to rest and were asleep, when Mr. Clark
beard a cracklini noise that awakened him. The
fire was then just breaking out at the southeast
comer of uB bam, it was without the shadow of
. doubt, the work of an Incendiary. All three of
I the recent fires in this vlllsge have broken out
1 about the same time in the evening, and we think
j all had the same origio. Loss about $2000 ; of
' which but $000 waa covered by Insurance.
More Reierrotr . We tako this opportunity to
. suggest to the cltlieus of this village the importance
t ....iJiii-n-i ra.tii(tM r.-nl.i-utn ,.nnlPAr.n
bio point between Green and High streets, Such
' a reservoir would be within reach with ourprcsent
ainountof hose, of nearly all the buildings on those
j streets as well aa many of those ou Main and HIM
i streets. Its elevation would give It advantage over
I mose on lbe lower streets. Bucu a receptacle as
we need would not coat probably more than $150,
and a portion of this would willingly be subscribed
by those most lutercstod in it construction. We
commend this matter to our citlxens.
In this connection it niay not b. Improper to
remark that we ueed a Chief Engineer for our fire
departmenti one competent and duly empowered to
assume eutlre control ofthe disposition of our en
gine companies in case of fire. One head la better
than a doxeu when action la required.
The Ladles of the Centre Congregational Society,
held their Fair and Tea Party In the Town Hall on
Wednesday afternoon and evonlng. The were fa
vored with very pleasant weather, and thefe waa a
large galherlug of the member of the 8ocIely and
others, to participate In the pleasures of the ooca.
slon. Every thing passed of finely until about nlue
o'clock, when the assembly wasiuddeuly dlspcrned
by an alarm of fire 1 but, fortunately for the Ladle
nearly every thing for sale, bad been disposed of,
and they realize after raying sSl eipenses $218.
To much prslss cannot be awarded to the "IJrsU
lleboro Cornet Band," uhlcli very generously con -
trlbuted their txetllint rnuslo to the other pleas-
ores of the evening. Con.
Frtmonl Fhg.-Ut Flsg recently purchased
by the young FrfmonUrs of our village, was given
lo tho brreie at i o'clock on Saturday afternoon of
last week. Its advent wss hailed by threo very
faint cheers. We thought of the time when the
world wss to give one united, tremendous cheer,
tut th man thinklnzlbst his voice would not add
, mucu to uie now, rcniaiucu. sneni io iiswu i -tnemica "were upon Him") break tbestrmjMrtv
j 1 ' conseiuco waa that Instead of a great'corj, .j,!, j u boa,,), ,j rnako tke Iku.
urrn "'sl'l aileuca- Hippll. the ,linc,( ,to m la,ls i it for uil Itructioa
I cntl'u,i"111 Wt for candidates wbosenamw are t0 tremble fur their own esfcty. '
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Upon the Flag Is Inscribol the motto 'Trlncl-
pie not Party." One of cur Buchanan friends
more honestly thsn unwittingly said that the device
on the llig of his party should be "Spoils not Prin -
dple," for spoils wss what they were after.
After the raising the crowd assembled st the
Town I.'sll, where speeches were made by 11 Kirk -
land, Kp, J. 1). Brtulley, Esq., anJ Bet. P. II.
Bannty, and most excellent music was discoursed
by the Brattliboro Cornrt IUnd. The Hall was
crowded lo In full capacity, sl.1 much inthuslssm
war then manlfclcd, although themcetlngwas en-
ll,knn Vlar nil rollers ra r.lcarded all
' kXm)l n ,(,(, iuity announcing the raising of a
jiuclnnan Flac In this illlsrre. on Monday next.
n, prtMr,Co or dUllngulshed Dcmocratio
I speakers from abroad to sislst on the occasion. B.
i p. Hallctt of Boston, two Ingersolls of Connect! -
j cut, Gov. Hubbard of Xew Hampshire and II. E.
(floughlon of Bellows Falls are on the list. WUb
this addition to tbelr ranks, we presume the Bach -
f anicrs will muster snfncient strength to raise their
,nag. The "friends cf Freedom without Fre -
.mont" are invited to La present
' We sJnlln' ilt Srit of the fcw Uu'bsnsn men
, ln T'cin,T- Tliey bleed freely, like martyra
ln ,ttlr "UM- Tu'' ,k rne)j, toe with
some or mem it is a caseor uieoruntn crucial- hatmant. the works orj. urisnlj, atGns
ly. With good music we think they will draw a woldnlle, are said to have been injun-d lo Iks
tolerably full house, even from tb. ranks of those
who do ml approve of their principles but desire
In an -..-n a p.nl. t n lh! !( . a tl-m...a4ti.
, , i r.i . I Greenfield, on SalunJay Ust, John XV. Thotap
. J ... .... ... on came in contact with the cutlinc kniret of
.v v. . .a, - '
graved freman auibrotype taken by Mr J. L. I-ovell
and is publWitd by Mr Jol.n Uiebeller. Thlscn-
..... Ia ..-v.!. I In ,1.- .t .1-1- aK,1 fl
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with fidelity and promptness, rjoatities that are too
Mm w.mi-g in those who commcoca similar un -
dertakings. We oudersUnd Hat copies of this
Vi.w will soon t-tfrsals at Iht book starts of
j Messrs J.Stccn 4 Son.aud W. Fclton. All whohaie
j tcen or arc residents of this beautiful village, which
is here so accurately repreacntol, should possess
call fur a convention of such ofthe Freemen
Ihe County of Windham as are oppwed to the
Ameodroenls to the Constitution of thisSlste, ree-
onunewded ly the recent Council of Censors, I
cbanglng ILt baits ef Htpreuntation and the
nod of ekctia; msmUrv f lb. G.ntral Assembly,
for Uie purpose of nominating candidates for Del
egates to the CenstitutiousT Contrail. d, Is In cir
culation In alt tho towns in the county. This I
as It should be. W. wish Is set this matter kept
akf from party politics and made to stand or (all
Mnv Tli- r.-1-a I. an mrat.-..,- ,a ..la I ..Itl.. tnu n Ul.tl tfl
or in attempting "' Tl" Dn,0CT," C0""1' d in 1818, ao will lluch.nan be defeated now,
l.y the tloqucnce, I p01""0"'1"1' ln !-. a " """8 1 Ho will never ait in tho Presidential chair.
..aii.bin of Jame. D0.ml",LnB P" rrtl"n " " M Hochanan will not get a single New F.n.laad
omraendaUona of tb. Council of Censor, are lo be
found in both of the present .rganisatlons, a fact
which readers party nominations not only uncalled
fur but unjust. The people will not submit to
being thus over-ridden merely for buukum. Let
the call be numerously signed.
Fremont Meeting at Btllowt Falls. A meet
ing of the friends of Fbooxt and Dittos was
bold at Bellows Falls on Thandsy. Delegates were
present from nearly all Ihe towns on both sides ot
the Connecticut, and from many towns In the in
terior. Not least among these was one of more
than sixty old Democrat from Chester. Four
Bands were in attendance, on each from Bctlowa
sails, Windsor, Chester, and Keene, N.H, The
Deluge engine company from Claremont, and the
Bellows Fall military company were also on hand.
Capt. Walter Taylci of Bellows Falls was Chief
Hugh II, nenry, of Chester, a life long
Democrat, was President, and made a neat and
appropriate speech at the opening. Speeches were
made by i. Mrkland, Fjrn., of Brattleboro, Hon.
Jacob Collaaier of the United Statca Senate, Hon.
M. Kvarts, Esq., and Hon. E. D. Culler of New
ork, and T. M. Edwards, Esq., of Kne, N. II,
The speaking was of the highest order, and the
enthusiasm reminded one sf the stirring campaign
Not the least among lbs Interesting features if
tbe occasion was the appearance of 82 young ladies
from Claremont, 81 of whom were dressed In
white and carried banner representing tke differ
ent Stales. Tho other lady waa dressed in mourn
ing and the banner was shrouded In memory of
Kanias. II was a touching scene.
Dr. E. A". A'tias, the world renowned Arctia
Explorer, Is rusticating In our village. Ho stops at
the Wesselhaft Water Cure, We see by lbe papers
that he has been tendered by Oreat Britain the post
of Commander of another expedition to that part of
tbe globe to search for the remains of Franklin's
ship and crew.
Eamagt iy the late Freshet. We think that
the damage occasioned by the freshet of laat week
to Ihe properly In this vlllsge, public and private,
will amount lo from $8,000 to $10,000. Io the
county it cannot fall much short of $25,000 or
Foraiio Vermont Phoanis.
Ma. EDiroa: Having lor a long time been a
"Looker on la Venice," sub sllenllo. I have learn,
ed serea things, or facts, under Ihe sun. which I
deem it my duly lo make known to tbe world, lit
I have learned, that It Is extremely hard and diffi.
cult for some people lo lulud their own buiincss,
and to let other peoples alone. 2nd, That many
persons, In the shape of men and women, aro ex
ceedingly prone to (Janitr or iacUid Iheir good
neighbors, thereby proving themselves (according
to Shakspeare) the worst and most dceploable kind
of films and robbers I 8d, That among states-
men and politiclana, a real disguised "Jucfai" may
now and then be found (having escaped uuwhlpp'd
and unhung) who would rain sell hia dastardly
soul, and hli country to boot, fur "Thirty pieces of
, Sllter!" 4th, That even among thons'-nloprft.
and call themselves Chrlitlsns," ire occsiIcq.
ally meet with one who Is not mnch "brtln Hi,
1 he should 11" Clh, That If all the sbovs dcucrib.
, ed persons bad their jost deserts, tsr, feathers, ss j
i hemp would Iske a great rise In msrkcti Ctk,
That elemenu now cilst In the V. 8., snd liters!
n pul ,Mj , mAhi ,lllcl ,
ilmtjr tnd e(rcctaliy checked, will uhlrwuir
cause a civil warl 71b, Thai, in view cf tb, JX
motioned sUnnlng fsct and Indication, etf
maB( ,.i10 (t nmmend hat a tonl"
jIuon & plxon's line-should InsUntly irm
liml,r. ,, (lils Samson. li
1 Junior, i consiaer rrue ueniocrscyt which I
snail Biwsys aonerv io, ax inc comer Stone of Lib.
! erly i tut witbuir Democracy I have notbis t u
do. As Principle; not Part)Mm M
Men, has alvraya iei and always tMltt mj mot.
' to. But that ItmocrT.ey which eountensnecs It.
1 ,ufi, rapine and ur(r,lsM"FalseuIIrr"
nd those who adhere to It arc either JMm
Cr traitor t! I Well might we exclaim In tkt Ua!
' gu1gC of Cicero when reviewing the trecb7 "I
Catiline "0 temporal O mores'" Bat ihoulj
the heart of our "Pharaoh" continuetsUiolutd.
cned, as still to refuse to "let the people jo fctj
u wilderness" of Kansas "to wrtituytliGGl
f dd, ftthcre," and to enjoy their IkeJ-UiijU
rigMa and privileges, miy kind rrovllcnw fu tf
old) Overrule this greit wlckeinefS this "Pruil
in" for "Universal Good!" Tea, for tb. tu)
! emancipation of thedown-trod Jen children of Il.
'threughoot modern E(rjpt!!l Ciro.
' Oullford, August 20th, 1850.
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Fmstt.!.'' Cot.tTT. What little ttcre
! Ms( )efi to the ruaJa anj ofthe bridges lasoI
1 p3t 0f ,,e county from the storm of the tint
of the month, was prrttey essentially osedos
j y i,e list great freshet. In Coleraine ocarlj
j,i the hndgca aro gone, and the bridjcs la
' Dcerfield sikI (Jrccn rivers are all more or leu
damaged. Tim UcerCtld river was swoliea la
an eiteut beyond tho memory of the oldest ia-
amount of $1,000 or $5,000. The total dim-
ago in Coleraine ia estimated at several thou-
R-nil itnltam . nun nvr litiilna -n.linn C 1 'JlO
f uaa awepl off ith the rest. At a trial of a
mowinjj machine, near the Green titer roilir
j the machine, and I. ad ooe of hn ankles apht
....1 si nlt,A. .... I..J1- :: x a.
Mujly ,ncrnon week, as Franllin Turaer
tl)ll wr0 ofNorthfield, were crossing the rnoiia-
. ... .
Kit Uto wUifkl U i;Ov i 111 (.UllVjUCllbC VI IUW
"ad being badly gullied by the rains, atwkcb
, the horae became frightened and ran down lie
' hill, dragging MrT. some distance, eulu'ag and
, bruising biin severely ; Mrs. Turner had on.
thumb broken and was badly bruised. Ths
' Creenfield Ga;tHetellathcfolIjwing
time since, a mao in arwick,who
a 1 valid, dreamed that ihere was a spring in ttal
medicinal virtues. A storl
ho visited the spot poita-
found a spring, paitookof
ealcd of his disease. Tie
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come so great, lhal a house is t. be oreeteJ&r
tlT'The St. Louis Intelligencer frankly li
mits that "Buchanan has scarcely the shadow J
a prospect of boating Fremont, lie cannot ii
it Duchanaa is a doomed and defeated maa.
As surely as Csss was borne down aad defcat-
Stale. He will lose New Vork and Ohio bv
nearly 100,000 minority. Hi stronghold of
Pennsylvania ia torn from him. and nolhnv is
more certaio than hia inglorious defeat ia lis
own Slale. In all the Noilhweat Dochanaais
as dead as an Egyptian mummy, honed s tlioa-
sand rears ago. He will not get a single Slat
nml!. of tha Ohio river or wrM of the lairs.
He will be overwhelmingly defeated in ths
Northwest. His own parlizana there feci it
and know it. The Southern Stales are Bu
chanan's only hopo; but the Ssulb, unaidej,
cannot elect him. And what w morn siiaaf
j core to elect him. The S.uth dues net mpetl
or trust Uuchanao. They have no confiJeore
A Fata Hit. Mr. Choate in h:a late p)r
oxysm which ended io his falling into a 111
cbanan fit, thus spoke of the Ileclaralioa (( In
"The Declaration of Independence tilt ps
aionale and eloquent manifesto of a reroluliou
'J'o which the Iloalon Chronicle the fairly
"If you you please, Rufus, whatisjoi
candid opinion of that famous document'
Something ol a humbug, ehl Andiiitu.
aa a general principle that where you find P"
siun at d eloquence in a docuaenl, speech, or
poliiical letter, you may suspect a touch
humbug. We confess we have lboujht-f
when we havo read paisionale and eloq-wi
things before new especially whenthej earns
from old lawyers."
New RtcaciT. Tbe Boilon Pott sal oih
er lluchanan papera are in exiacies because Ra
fus Choate, Klward Everett, Oii P- Lord,
George T. Curtis, George Aihman, Geoiga
Evans, Ave., have enlisted into lbe deinocratie
party, and fallen Into the ranks under Cift.
Benjamin F. Hallett, Lieut. CharleaG. Greeni,
and Ensign Uaae 0. Ilarnea. Ilia -
we have all along eipeclcd, (urlberebM r
been a bodv of whles more ultra, or moia tal
ler toward democrats, in the whole eoiiolrj,
than thcae selfsame respectable gentlemen--II
ahuwa, concluaively, thai the principles aft
democratic: vartu have undergone a changf, "
are noie eiactly suited lo these ichig recruit'.
Worcester 'Mass.) Palladium,
v v.-..... - A nsrltof K'
II-UNIKII tUH IU1IIH, . 1 n
haJ Veriniinlers. under the lead of
New inn of Si. Albans, slatted for Kms"
'ri,,..l. ..,...,....,.. ,,lr. There i.
allemnl m-ttin-r In ... itn narlv of 006 ft0111
e.eh t v. " . '..i.hlisl a Greta
Mountain colony in Kansas,
The complete plan of the extended Cipil"1
show that it will be one of tho roost beau"'"'
and magnificient edifice in ihe world,
length will be over 800 feel, its breadth ra-'
than 250. and ila hebhl frnni ihe'ftundaUw
the plunaclo of the dome will be350feet. 1"
original estimate for Ihe Iwo wings wai V
000,000, More than $3,500,000 have aires-