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Cticulation- - -4he largest _in the' county
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Wednesday, October 8, 1856.
JAMES BUCHANAN, of Pennsylvania.
Charles It. 13nekalaw, Wilson lirCandless
I—Geo. W. Nebinger, , 13—Abraham Edinger, _
2—Pierce Butler, 14—Reuben Wilber, -
3—Edward Wartman, 15—George A. Crawford,
4—Vm. li. 'Witte, 16—James Black,
s—John McNair, - 17—H. J. Stable,
6—john N. Brillion, - ' 18—John D. Roddy,
7—David Lanny, 19—Jacob Tlrrney,
8--Charles Kessler, 20-3. A. J. Buchanan,
9—James Patterson, , , 21—Wm. Wilkins -
Id—lsaac Slenker, 22—James G. Campbell,
11—P. W. Hughes,23—T. Cunningham,
12—Thomas Osterhout, 23John .Keatly,
25—Vincent Phelps.
GEORGE SCOTT, of Columbia county.
JACOB FRY, Jr., of Montgomery CO.
JOHN ROWE, of Franklin county.
M').*r(slri;' ( h')* 'J;i(.+yaM{ :iceiA
CYRUS L. PERSHING, of Cambria county
JOHN CRESSWELL, Jr., of Blair county
JOHN H. LIGHTNER, of Shirloysburg.
Dr. ROBERT W. CHRISTY, of Blair co
GRAFFUS MILLER, of Huntingdon.
JOHN LONG, of Shirleysburg.
AUGUSTINE L. GRIM, of Huntingdon.
"The Federal talon—it must be preserved."—AmmEw
. _
—" Disunion Ls a word which ought not to be breathed
amongst ue, even in a whisper. The word ought to beconsid
ered one of dreadful omen, and our children should be taught
that it is sacrilege to pronounce it."--,LvarEs
Remember next . Tuesday!
Citizens of Huntingdon County, on next
Tuesday, you have an important duty to dis
charge. The cause of your country, of the
Constitution and the Union, requires that you
perform that duty :well.
The time for argument has gone by—the
hour for vigilant, energetic action has arriv-
I _ _
The candidates presented by the Democra
tic Party, for the suffre,ges of the people, are
unexceptionable. They are men possessed
of high moral characters, and eminently qual
ified to fill the stations to which they have
been nominated
To you, Democrats, would we especially
appeal, to do your whole duty. Work with
an earnestness worthy the party you profess
to sustain—let your actions prove that you
are honest in the cause I
Remember, too, thatmany Old Line 'Whigs,
men of influence and popularity, are with
you! Remember that many advocates of
"Americanism" and. "Black Republicanism,"
are with you, declaring that they will vote
the whole democratic ticket, and thereby re
buke the tricking, trading, and vascillating
course of their would-he political masters
Remember ! that those "would-be political
masters" have already been "driven to the
wall" by the fearless and independent men
of their own parties, and that they are now
utterly discomfited! They see defeat staring
them in the face, in consequence of the de
termination of their parties to rebuke them
at the polls, and have, as a last resort, made
another change in their ticket—but, alas, for
them, a still more unlucky change!! The tide
of public opinion is against them,—it points
to the triumphant election of the whole Dem
ocratic Ticket. Then "PUT YOUR SHOULDERS
Nratraous.—Since Gov. Geary, of Kansas,
has rid that country of the fanatical Aboli
tionists, they can be found scattered over all
the Northern States, Lecturing on Kansas af
fairs. They must have a living off of some
body, and if they cannot any longer plunder
the settlers in Kansas, they will make the ef
fort to•humbug the honest people in this and
other states. They are at the service of the
opposition as long as they are wanted, and
their expenses paid.
Mr.. The Journal was wrong in saying that
some of the Democrats took sweet milk at the
Saulsburg meeting—the only persons taking
that article were two Fillmore men and one
Fremonter. Keep the saddle on the right
horse hereafter.
Bartholomew Laporte
This right arm of the renegade WILMOT,
voted last winter in favor of negro suffrage
in Pennsylvania.. Those in favor of negro
equality will' vete for the Fusion State ticket,
with LAPORTE'S name' on. it, the 14th of Octo
, SEPThe Old Line Whigs everywhere con
tinue to declare their preference for Mr. Bu
chanan. The Sham Old Line Whig Conven
tion which asssembled. at Baltimore is not
likelito pull the wool over the eyes of many
a titan- •
The Tide had Tuined!
There-is no long& any doubt or uncertain:-
ty upon this point. It is one of the fixed
facts which admit of no controversy. the .
most brazen. among our opponents dare not
give it a denial. The game of brag, Bluster,
swagger, impudence and falsehood, is nearly
played out. The people are coming. As
the Providence Po..t well says, the FREMONT
disunionists are beginning to feel that the
tide has now turned against them. Any one
can perceive that their enthusiasm is dying
out. Instead of the proud, stately tread of
the victorious soldier, they are already ex
hibiting the feeble, halting, hesitating-, limp
ing gait of the weary fugitive from justice,
who is expecting every moment to he over
taken by some mortal enemy, from whose
grasp, once fixed upon him, he may never
escape.' They cry for more help, - for more
"zeal," for more "enthusiasm," for more
"immense gatherings,"—hut to little pur
pose. The 'people do not respond. They
"tell Chapman to crow"—and Chapman
crows—but so feebly, that nobody listens but
to laugh at his impotence. Already the
Rocky Mountain fires are going out ; the
Rocky Mountain huts are being deserted.
The people have lost their faith in mule
meat, and ask for something else. They in
quire for a sTAT.EsatAN—not for an explorer.
They want a man of character—not a reck
less adventurer ; a true patriot—not a filli
buster; an honest man—not a defaulter.
It is evident that the FREMONT fires were
kindled too soon. The fuel is all gone.. A
Fremonter of intelligence admitted a day or
two ago, in the hearing of a score of men,
that his party had been disappointed in their
candidate, and that Judge MCLEAN would
have been nominated, if the character and
qualifications of FREMONT had been better
understood. The more his record is exam
ined,- the blacker it looks. Developments in
relation to his career in San Francisco are
cooling the ardor of his clerical friends.
His reckless use of the monies and credit of
the government, while acting the assumed
character of Governor of California, in defi
ance of the orders of his superior officers, is
opening the eyes of thinking Men. Ms votes
in the Senate are icebergs_ to the ardor and
zeal of the honest anti-slavery people. And
his pledge to the Germans that he will, if
elected, veto any bill altering or prolonging
the term of naturalization, strikes down the
last hope of honest FILLMORE Know-Nothing
support. One by one,the fires go out 7 —the
zeal deadens—the shouts grow fainter—the
watchwords and rallying cries are abandon
ed—the mottoes are hauled doWn.
And now it is- our turn. The Democratic
watch-fires are just beginning to be kindled;
the Democracy, always unconquerable when
aroused, are throwing off their lethargy, and
arming for the contest. The "old guard"—
its ranks filled with recruits from the flower
of the old Whig army—is taking the field.
The Democratic masses are warming up.
The ancient banner is spread -to the breeze.
The people see it, and are rallying beneath
it. It is their hope to-day, as it has been
their hope in every hour of the country's peril;
and they mean to sustain it. '.
In our life-time we have never seen the
Democratic party of the country in better
working order than it is at this moment.
Within thirty days it has acquired a "new
ness of life," a vigor of action, an earnest
ness of spirit, that carries dismay to the
hearts of its enemies. Its fears of defeat
have vanished. Its determination to con
quer has become a part of its life-blood.
That confidence which inspired it when the
gallant hero of New Orleans was its stand
ard bearer, has come back again ; and hence
forth there is no such word as fail. Its
march is right on—right on to victory. To
a victory as certain as the decree of Omnipo
tence ; as glorious as that achieved by Wel
lington at Waterloo.
Democrats, everywhere the skies are bright
ening. The spirit of disunion has done its
worst. Sectionalism is losing its hold upon
the people. Our ranks are filling up ! We
say what we know, when we proclaim that
our enemies are every day losing strength.
The tide has turned, 'and Democracy is on
the flood.. The breeze is fair, and. every
hour gains freshness. Let us be thankful
for it, and with three cheers for our gallant
Commodore, square the yards, and try the
mettle of the old Democratic ship ! Old Iron
sides forever ! Independence and Union,
one and inseparable. Clear the dedk for ac
tion. Let the good old ship Constitution
pour in an old fashioned broadside into the
"low, long, black schooner" of disunion, on
the 14th of October, which will blow her out
of water or sink her to the bottom.
In the northern portion of this State
the Democracy challenged the opposition to
meet them on the stump at the same time
and place. Burlingame and Thaddeus Ste
vens accepted the challenge to, meet our
champions at Indiana, Indiana• county, and
discuss the questions at issue, but when the
time came, shamefully backed out. They
axe afraid to meet the Democracy openly
and fairly.—They well know that our party
stands upon the principles of the .Constitu
tion and that the arguments of our speakers
are incontrovertible.
ELECTION RETURNS.-WO hope to be able
to announce in our issue on Wednesday next,
the result of the election in our county and
state. We shall appreciate the favor if our
friends throughout the county will send us
the returns at the earliest moment possible,
Keep it before the Peepie.
Rep it before the people; that every vote cast
for JOHN C. FREMONT, is= a vote ; against the
.Conttitution of the country—that 'great char
ier Qf our liberties and
. bend of Union, won
by the blood and toil" and Sacrifices of the
Keep it before the people, that every vote
cast for JOHN C. FREMONT, is a vote endors
ing the vile, malignant and unwarrantable
abuse, which, for the last twenty-five - years,
has been incessantly poured upon the heads
of our Southern brethren by the Abolition
hirelings and fanatics of the Eastern States,
who would glory in a disselutien of the Union.
Keep it before the people, that the election
of erotiN C. FREMONT would be hailed with
joy and thanksgiving by that class of men
whose leaders have pronounced the American
Constitution—the work of those who achiev
ed our Independence—"a LEAGUE WITH
- Keep it before the people, that every vote
east for-the Fusion State Ticket--LAPown,
COCHRAN, and 'PHELPS-1S a vote to help
JOHN C. FREMONT; the Abolition candidate,
to the Presidential Chair—a position for
which his followers have yet to prove he pos ,
sesses one single qualification.
Keep it before the people, and particularly
before our adopted citizens, that the Black
Republican ranks are filled with those who,
as members of a secret order, are sworn to
proscribe a man on account of his religion
and the place of his birth, and who have the
unblushing audacity to ask the support and
suffrages of the very class of people whom
they would disfranchise and degrade.
Keep it before the people, that the Democrat=
tic party has always defended- the interests
and the rights of the poor man, against the
encroachments of the rich—that it was by a
Democratic Legislature that the "TEN lIOUR
LAW" was passed, and that the only opposi
tion to that measure came from men who had
steadily and persistently opposed the Demo
cratic party and its doctrines, all their lives.
Keep before the people, that the entire
policy of the National Government, under
- which we now live and prosper, was inaugu
rated and established by the Democracy of
the Union, after long years of warfare,—and
that so well has that
_policy worked to pro
mote the welfare of all classes of the commu
nity, that there is no disposition to change it
by any party, or in any quarter.
- - Keep it before the people, that the champi
ons of the-Black Republican party—the BUR
the Wnsoxs--after having accepted the chal
lenge of our Democratic speakers, to discuss
lipfax-cx ilia plinplo, - rostruin, the
great question of Union or Disunion, involv
ed in the present struggle,—ingloriously re
treated from the field, thus acknowledging
the weakness of their cause, and their fear
of exposure, when confronted face to face
with the omnipotent poWer of TRUTH.
Are You All Ready ?
Freemen of Pennsylvania—friends of our
National Union—patriots, Democrats—are
you all ready ? Are you fully organized and
equipped in every borough and township
in the county ?—Have you seen that every
Democrat has been assessed, and that his
taxes are paid? Have you taken measures
to bring out every voter on the day of the
election ?—There is no time to be lost, Let
every man go to work, and leave no honor
able means untried to secure the success of
the State and County ticket. Fail not in the
zealous performance of a great duty to our
party, our country, and to humanity.—There
is not a single moment to spare.—Every
where an unscrupulous and unprincipled fac
tion is making unheard of exertions to defeat
the Democratic State Ticket in October.
Let us show them that we are prepared for
the struggle—that we realize the vast im
portance of the issues involved in the con
test, and especially the importance of a great
Democratic triumph in October.
We think so too
The Boston Journal (FREIE°NT) has the
following paragraph in relation to the politi
cal prospects in Pennsylvania:
The State has generally (the Harrison and
Taylor campaigns being the exceptions)
voted for the Democratic candidate for Presi
dent ; and it would certainly be a. singular
fact if, on the first occasion of a citizen of its
own having a position at the head of the
ticket, it should repudiate the party and the
man and go for the opposition.
It would be "a singular fact" indeed—too
singular ever. to be allowed to be realized.
Pennsylvania will do her duty to herself,
her candidate, and the country.
A KNow-Nornma TRICK.—The leading
men• among the delegates from this State to
the Baltimore Convention, says the Raleigh
(N. C.) Standard, were Gov. Morehead, Gov.
Graham, and Hon. John H. Bryan. We all
know thatthose gentlemen wore active co-op
erators with the Know-Nothings last sum
mer. Gov.. Morehead presided at the Guil
ford Know-Nothing mass meeting ; Governor
Graham made a speech at that meeting ; and
Mr. Bryan addressed a Know-Nothing meet
ing in Wilmington in April last. Yet these
gentlemen went to Baltimore as Whigs to
nominate Mr. Fillmore. It was a Know-
Nothing trick from first to last. What par
ty do you belong to, Gov. Morehead, Gov:
Graham, Mr. Bryan ? Why, some people
(-the Know-Nothings) say our party is dead,
but we think not ; we call ourselves Whigs;
but we vote with the Know-Nothings. What
transparent humbuggery
The sci-called Union State Ticket proVed
to be composed of the enemies of -Fill
more, and two of thean,the• open advo
cates of John C. Fremont. •
We are authorized-by the Democratic State
Central Committee to lay before our readerS;
and the public at large, 'the
deuce of the Fremont-Abolition character of
the so-called Union State Ticket, for which
National men, the friends- of. FILLMORE, and
all believers in ConStitutional principles, are
expected to vote on the fourteenth of Octo
ber: We give *first, The statement of the
Chairman - of the Democratic Committee of
Correspondence for Armstrong County, resi--
at Kittanning, the town' in which Mr:
DARWIN Pumps, the Abolition Fremont can-.
didate for Auditor General, makes his home,
which- statement is also' signed by the Presi-;
dent of the Buchanan and Breckinridge Club,
at the same place. The gentlemen whose
names are attached to this paper, are citizens
of the highest Character, and the statement
they make defies contradiction. We defy
any man to disprove the facts which are here
in set forth :
KITTANNING, Armstrong County, Pa., Sept. 29, 1656.
In reply to the enquiries:—" Is Mr. Phelps—the Repub
lican or Union candidate for Auditor General—in favor of
John C. Fremont for the Presidency? Is he in favor of the
Abolition:doctrines avowed by the Fremont party? And,
is he against Mr. Fillmore?" We answer : first stating,
that we are citizens of Armstrong county, residing in the
same town with Mr. Phelps—have known him well for
many years, and have heard him, publicly and privately,
express his sentiments in regard to the candidates now be
fore the people for the Presidency, and upon the political
questions now agitating the country. Mr. Phelps, for sev
eral years, has been regarded as the leader of the opposi
tion forces in this .county, and that opposition now is al
most unanimous in support of Mr. Fremont. There are
not in this county two hundred voters who advocate the
election of Mr. 'Fillmore. At home here, Mr. Phelps is
looked upon as the Captain of the Fremont,forces, and as
such, he is an attendant of their meetings. Ile proclaims
himself a supporter of Col. Fremont openly and boldly,
and the man in this community; where his acts and decla
rations are publicly known, who would - assign him any
other character, would be laughed at.
On all occasions here, public and private, where Mr.
Phelps has announced his sentiments, they are well un
derstood to be the seine as those entertained and promul
gated by the leaders and stumpers of the Fremont faction.
In an "indignation meeting," as it was called, held in the
Court Mouse here, on the 4th of June last, (Court week,)
relative to the affairs of Kansas, Mr. Phelps made, in our
hearing, what we believed, and what every person who
listened to him considered, a most violent abclition speech,
in which he denounced the South and its institutions, and
urged, if no other means would avail, armed resistance-to
what he termed "the aggressions of slavery." This meet
ing was led by the, rampant Abolitionists of this county,
and that speech made Mr. Phelps their "favorite..'-
-prominent man of the opposition in this county can
be found to advocate the election of Mr. Fillmore. All
their meetings are held, and all their speeches are made
for Fremont. An their documents, flags, banners, songs,
enthusiasm, and shouts are for Fremont—none for Fill
more. Against Fremont Abolitionism, bawling about sla
very and "bleeding Kansas," we have here to contend.—
No Fillmore organization exists in this county—no Fill
more speaker has yet been heard in Armstrong- No man
here, at all acquainted with the sentiments of Mr. Phelps,
doubts his position on these questions, and no man here
would presume to accuse him of being a supporter of Mr. -
Fillmore. eery truly yours,
Chairman Com. of COr. of Armstrong co., Pa.
Pres't. of Buck & Breck Club of Kittanning, Pa.
The second is the statement of the citizens
of Towanda, Bradford county, in which BAR
TROLOMEW LAPORTE, the Abolition Fremont
candidate for Surveyor General resides. This
statement is no less clear and explicit than
the other, and those who made it are men of
the highest reputation and standing in their
community. The facts they 'set forth defy
denial or contradiction.
We, the undersigned, citizens of Bradford county. and
for along time residents therein, and personally acquaint
ed with Bartholomew Laporte, a candidate for the office of
Surveyor General on the State ticket of the Republican
party of Pennsylvania, declare freely and unreservedly,
that he occupies the same position as David Wilmot upon
the slavery question, and generally upon all political ques
tions. His speeches before the people of our region, leave
no doubt whatever as to his being deeply imbued with Ab
olitionism ;in short, he is a bigot upon these subjects of
the most ultra description. Ile is, and has been ever since
the nomination, an open and zealous supporter of John
C. Fremont for the Presidency, and an opponent of Millard
Fillmore, and copies closely the example and efforts of
Wilmot in the present canvass.
Wm. Patton, Jno. F. Means,
E. W. Baird, J. E. Piollet,
A. L. Crammer, William Scott,
C. S. Russell, D. Cash,
D. C. Hall, William Elwell,
D. A. Overton, J. D. Montauge.
Wm. R. Storrs, Wm. A. Chamberlin,
.Eras. Smith, IL B. McKean,
Stephen Pierce, D. F. Barstow,
V. E. Piollet, A. McKean,
Of THOMAS E. COCHRAN, the Abolition can
didate for Canal Commissioner, we need only
say that within the last few days he has been
travelling the counties of Adams and Frank
lin, addressing FREMONT meetings, in compa
ny with that reckless Abolitionist, THADDEUS
STEVENS. We find in the Gettysburg Senti
nel of a late date, a glowing account of the
speech of Mr. COCHRA.N at a FREMONT meet
ing at Petersburg, in that county, where he
was preceded by STEVENS in a long and vio
lent harrangue. COCHRAN, while a Whig,
was strongly tinctured with Abolitionism,
and he is now in full communion with the
Abolition , Fremont party in York, . a fact
which neither himself nor his friends in that
quarter will attempt to question. The na
tional men of the Whig party in York coun
ty no longer have any confidence in him.
What more need be said ? What addition
al proof does any honest friend of Mr. FILL
MORE desire ? What more need be said to
convince any true believer in national doc
trines, that this whole State Ticket is mixed
up with the vilest and most odious sectional
ism ?—that it was framed by those who cheat
ed Mr. FILLMORE at Philadelphia and New
York ?—and that its election will be a FRE
MONT triumph alone?
tionists claim that their State Ticket is a
UNION ticket of all opposed to Democracy.
It is so far a union ticket that there is not a
single man upon it that is favorable to Fill
more for President. Every man upon. it is
an Abolitionist.
IN MAINE 2--Not the patriotic friends of
Henry Clay!
Not the supports of Daniel Webster I
Not the followers and friends of John Ser
geant, of Philadelphia!
No ! put the enemies of the American
Union, the infidels who plead against our in
stitutions in the cities of New England, Gar
rison, and Wendell Phillips, and Theodore
Parker, shout over the disunion victory in
Maine, and when the result shall reach the
European capitals, it will give as much joy
as the burning . of the city of Washington
gave when the mtellio•ence of that disaster
was carried to the old '"world.
[Corr6spopilenee of the" Baltimore Sun.]
LECOMPTON, K. T., Sept. 19, 1856.
Movements of Gov. Geary—His Success in
Restoring Order—Speeches to Both Pro-Sla
very' and Free State Men—Their Conversion
to the Governor's Views, &c.
As much ignorance, prevails in the States
relative to the true condition of affairs in this
distracted Yet lovely Territory, you can have
no-objection to publish a line from an actual
You have heard of "bleeding Kansas," of
crimes and outrages of the most atrocious
dye committed here, and you have read these
thrilling statements with incredulity. Let
me assure you that the truth' has not been
half told ; no picture has yet been drawn suf
ficiently startling to give the good people of
the United States an. adequate idea of the
bloody enormities committed in Kansas.
I have been here nearly one week, and I
can. assure you that although deeming myself
pretty well informed on the subject, that be
fore coming here I had not, the most remote
idea of the terrible state of affairs which had
existed here.
Murders without number have been com
mitted ; innocent women, in the dead of night,
have been driven naked from their homes,
and their houses burned in their presence.—
Men have been assassinated in daylight; and
their bloody scalps triumphantly paraded
through the streets. Free-State men and
Pro-Slavery men have alternately :been driv
en from the Territory, the reign of terror had
begun - and all confidence between man and
man had ceased.
At this fearful crisis, on the 11th of Sep
tember, the new Governor, John W. Geary,
made his appearance at Lecompton._ Gens.
Reid, Heiskel and Atchison, with an army of
2700 men, were approaching Lawrence with
a fixed purpose to "wipe it out" of existence.
Lane, from his headquarters at Topeka, was
devastating the country in that neighborhood,
and each party, was resolved to exterminate
the other as the only hope of peace.
To exhort contending factions, so filled with
bitterness and hate, to forbearance and jus
tice, seemed a hopeless and ungracoius task.
But this high duty Governor Geary at once
energetically undertook to perform, and in
spite of seemingly insurmountable obstacles
his success has been instant and complete.
To give you an insight into Kansas affairs,
and enable you to appreciate the true state
of things, it is necessary to say that there
are two leading parties here, - with a third
hanging like camp-followers upon the skirts
of both. These parties I will term the Pro-
Slavery party, the Free-State„party and the
Plunderers. There is now 'a,- fourth party
springing up here, composed of the honest,
law-loving men of both parties, including the
substantial squatters; men who have only the
true interests of Kansas at heart, whom I
will designate "the friends. of Kansas and
the Union."
Without desiring to discuss the causes which
have led to so disastrous a -result, I confident
ly state that the hate and bitterness between
the pro-slavery • and the free-State parties had
grown so intense, that a deadly determina
tion was formed to exterminate each other.—
Each side had consequently organized bands
.arrn_e,thfollowers in their employ, stimula
ted by mutual hate and fear to the fearful
purpose of mutual extermination.
The pro-slavery men attacked Ossawatto
mie, burned and sacked the town, and mur
dered many of its inhabitants. Scenes were
committed here of which the pro-slavery lea
ders were ashamed, and which they unhesi
tatingly denounce, but which were the natu
ral result of the state of public feeling.
The free-state men from Lawrence subse
quently attacked Hickory Point, and cannon
aded it for six hours, killing a number of
persons. This occurrence happened subse
quently to Gov. Geary's proclamation com
manding the disbanding of all unauthorized
bands of armed men—and but a day or two
after his arrival at Lecompton. The Gover
nor's dragoons were down upon these men,
and 101 were handsomely - captured and
brought to Lecompton. This was the first
indication of energy on the part of the gov
ernment, and at once had a most beneficent
The next incident of importance was the
movement of the army under Generals Ried,
Heiskel and Atchison, with 2,700 Missouri
ans, upon Lawrence. The moment the news
reached the Governor he at once went to Law
rence with the United States dragoons, and
by a frank, manly statement of his policy and
his determination to govern the country him
self, readine , his proclamation commanding
all-armed bands of men to disband at their
peril, appealing to the patriotism of all true
hearted Americans, and promising future
protection to life and property, the Governor
succeeded in turning back the Missourians,
and without spilling one drop of blood they
agreed to-disband and return to their homes.
They have gone and the black flag which
they brought into this territory, indicating
that no quarters were asked or would be giv
en, has been lowered, and I trust it will nev
er be raised in this American Union again.
The Governor had it in his power to talk
with great effect to the pro-slavery men en
camped before Lawrence. He had just taken
101 Free men prisoners in the act of attack
ing the pro-slavery settlers at Hickory- Point;
he noiv came to afford the peaceable Free
State citizens the same mode of protection
which he had just afforded to the pro-slavery
settlers of Hickory Point.
He succeeded in conquering the Missouri
ans by the force of a just, impartial policy,
and by a manly appeal to their generous, pa
triotic instincts. This was a great moral
tory, and has been followed by the most be
nificent results.• He saved Lawrence, the
largest city in this Territory, with its-church
es and school 'houses, from the flames, and
its inhabitants from the sword, and at the
same time satisfied its besiegers that their
purpose il,as wrong and that they had taken
the most direct course to injure the cause of
law and order.
Gov. Geary has just returned to this place
from a visit to some of the river towns above
this. He went as far as Topeka, passed
through B.g Spring and Tecumseh. Ile was
accompanied by four squadrons of U. S. Dra
goons, commanded by cols Cook and John
ston. During the first day's journey it rain
ed and stormed violently, and the party stop
ped all night at Tecumseh, a town beautiful
ly situated on the Missouri river, upon a high,
healthy bluff, pretty well wooded. The Gov
ernor here was the guest of Judge Elmore,
who resides at this place, and is a. very intel
ligent, gentlemanly man. Camp fires were
.soon lighted, and by their cheerful blaze, and
under their reviving influence, good humor
and good cheer soon prevailed, and the wel
kin rang with their merry 'songs and the
cheerful laugh of the soldiers.
Tho next morning the Governor and escort
proceeded to Topeka, the head quarters of
thd notorious Jim Lane. He was among the
missing and was reported to be out of the
Territory. Topeka is beautifully situated
near the Kansas river, on a high level plane.
It contains several hundred inhabitants with
a nuinber of fine houSes already built and
many others in progress of erection. 'All
building with all other kinds of business was
entirely suspended and for the time being en
tirely paralyzed. The Topekeans slept on
their arms and the women were in terror.
When it was ascertained that the Governor
was among them; the leading . men at once
called upon him and a most interesting in
terview ensued. In a frank, manly manner
the Governor stated his mission and policy,
and required their co-operation in the resto
ration of order.
The Topekeans were remarkably .fastidi-.
.ous and precise; disposed to be quite intrac-.
table ; and one man, in a bold manner, gave
the,Governor to understand that he might
suppose himself to be the legal Governor, but
he (the speaker) considered Mr. Robinson as
the real Governor, and that he conscientious
ly felt that he owed fealty- to no other. Mu
ny others wished to interrogate the Gover
nor, and others desired to commit him to their
own line of policy. To all these persons he
had but one reply
"Gentlemen, - l Came not to treat with, but to
govern, you. There is now in this Territory
no other Governor than John W. Geary. I
will protect the lives- and. - property of every
peace-loving and law-abiding citizen - with all
the power committed to me. I will punish
every law-breaker. I will not. for a moment
tolerate any questioning of my authority.—
Every person in favor of restoring peace to
this distracted Territory can range themselves
under my banner; all others 1 will treat as
bandits and robbers, and I will extirpate all
such at the point of the bayonet.
"Don't talk to me about slavery or freedom
—Free State men or Pro-slavery men—until
we have restored the benign influence of peace
to this beautiful country—until we have pun
ished the murderer and driVen out the ban
dit and rabble, and returned the - industrious
citizens to their homes and claims. Don't, I
pray you, embarrass me with these political
questions. You shall all, without distinction
of party; be protected.. This is not a time to
talk about party, men,_women and children are
daily murdered and driven from their homes.
In God's name rise for a moment above party
and contemplate yourselves as men and pat
riots. lam your friend, your fellow-citizen,
moved by no other impulse than the good of
the bona - fide inhabitants of this Territory,
and the protection of their lives and property.
When peace shall be restored, I will see that
every man of you is protected in his political
The response was instant and enthusiastic.
A vote was immediately passed to sustain the
Governor, and when he left the town-of To
peka, the people assembled en masse and gave
six enthusiastic cheers for Governor . Geary.
This was another great moral triumph, was
delightful to contemplate, and is a bright
feather in the Governor's cap. .
What a change a week's energetic, impar
tial administration of affairs has produced
here. Instead of the reign of terror, with
every man thirsting-for the blood of his en
emy, confidence is being restored, squatters
are returning to their claims, and hope is
again dawning upon this country.
This great and glorious work is the direct
result of Governor Geary's energy, patriotism
and courage, and he deserves the thanks of
every patriot in the land.
All the stories of the fabled beauty of this
country are literally true. The prairies here
are not like Illinois—flat and unhealthy.—
They are rolling and highly picturesque.—
The soil is black and of the greatest richness
and fertility. It is better wooded than I had
heard, and the timber is good. The country
is also well watered with rivers. Game is
more abundant than I had expected. If Gov.
Geary succeeds, as he will, (as he does not
recognize "such a word as `fail,'") in his
beneficent purposes, this will shortly be one
of the most populous States in the Union.
There is no Middle Ground.
In the coming election every voter must
take sides for or against the constitution of
his country--for or against the rights of the
States—for or against the 'popular sovereign
ty,' which underlies our whole republican
system. The Democrats have the affirmative
side of these questions—the Black Republi
can-llindoo-Abolition faction, the negative.
heie is no middle ground. lle that is not
for his country is against it; and no sensible
or patriotic man will be found occupying a
neutral position in such times as these, when
faction raises its hydra-head, and all its snake
coils are hissing treason against the peace of
the Union ! No man need beguile himself
with the idea that he can properly stand mid
way between the contending forces, not con
tent with the position of either, and irrespon
sible for the result ? lie must act, and with
one or the other of the two opposing forces.
The Democracy stand on the broad - platform
of the Union, making common cause with all
its friends, in every section of the country,
and is the only national platform presented
to the people. The opponents of the Demo
cratic party are of all characters and shades
—of all stripes and colors, men of strong
principles, and of no principles, the corrupt,
the fanatical, and the disappointed. Their
SUCCESS would be a disaster, probably irre
parable. Their course is directly calculated
to destroy all fraternal feeling between the
North and the South, by a system of inter
meddling with the domestic affairs of the late
ter, in which they have no concern, and which
they could not improve, if they had the pow,
er. They are warring against the right of
the people of the Territories to determine
their own institutions—a right which we in
Connecticut claim for ourselves, and ought
willingly to concede to others. They are stir,
ring up strife in the land, and dissensions in
communities whose interests are the same,
and alike depending on the prosperity of the
The issue is too plain to be avoided. The
very fact that all political 'soldiers of fortune'
—all the 'fag ends' of fanaticisM and cupid
ity—are banded together against the Demo,
cratic party and the plainest obligations of
the constitutional compact, is enough to point
every patriotic man to the position he should
occupy. It is the clamor of a mob for the of a city—a compact of heretical and
discordant elements, which can have no bond
but common hatred against the best govern
ment ever devised by man. As we said be
fore, there is no middle ground in such a con
troversy. Let every voter be ready for- the
question.—New Haven Register.
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