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SAM.. 0 , WHITTAKER, } E.PITORS,
LIFE IS BUT A SPAN.
AlR—"Tell me not in mournful numbers."
Life is but a span—of horses;
One is "Age ,' the other "Prime," .
Up amtdown the hills our course ts ;
"Go in," ponies—"malce your time."
Boyhood plies the whip of pleasure ;
Youthful Folly gives a stroke ;
Manhood goads them at its leisure ;
"Let 'em rip"—"they're tough as oak."
"Ui, yet there ;" the stakes we'll pocket ;
To the winds let mire be sent ;
Time, 2.40 ; "whip in socket ;"
'Give 'eel string and let 'em went."
On the sunny road to fifty,
"Prime" is drowned in Lethe's stream ;
"Age" ;a left, lame, old, unthrifty ;
Life then proves a oue horse team.
"Age" jogs on, grows 9eite unsteady,
Reels .d slackens in his "pace;"
e'Rielcs the bucket,' always ready,
"Gives it up"—death wins the race.
Keep it before the People.
Hereafter let a ten cent piece Ce . no longer
called "a dime"—or "a shilling"—but let old
Buck have the honor of naming it—and let it
he so called,—• a jimmy I" Let the table of
"Federal Money" be changed, and let the boys
shoot in school, hereafter,
Ten Millsmake one Cent,
Ten Cents one JIMMY,
Ten JIM! YS one Dealer,
Ten Dollars (or 100 Jimmys) one Eagle
The Methodists in Missouri,
The telegraphs:has brought us the following
additional illustration of Missouri "Law and
The annual conference, Methodist, was held
at Rochester, Andrew county, Missouri, on the
14th ult. A mob 31 pro-slavery men sent no
tice to the Conference to adjourn immediately
'and leave the State. Order was not complied
with. The mob entered the church, and took
the presiding officer and tarred and feathered
him, and shot an old man attempting to pre
vent the outrage.
Everything must yield and worship the dark
spirit of slavery or suffer the penalties Demo
cratic ruffians . niay see fit to impose. Even
God's servants aro not safe from yiolence at
their hand 1 What into he the next step of
this vile power?
DEATH OF KEATING'S WIDOW.—The widow
of Rooting, the servant at Willard's Hotel,
Washington, who was shot down by Herbert,
the Locofoco Representative in Congress front
California, is dead, leaving several orphan ail
siren. The shock of her husband's death, and
the preying of grief at his loss, have hurried
her to an untimely grave.
And this is the sad news that cornea to
us—not only one victim, but two; and yet
the murderer sits in his seat in the !louse
of Representatives, through the kfluence
of every Dmocratic vote in the Muse.—
'flys is the justice meted nut to “Irishmen
by the Foreigner's Friend."
*Or The Slave Democracy tallt very flip•
pantly shout the "Old Line Clay Whigs" go.
ing over to Buchanan. Such talk will do fur
the marines, the sailors won't believe it. Clay
Whigs go for James Buchanan, who did more
than any other living man to vilify and Ira•
dare the sage of Ashland! You must first
crime front their memory the fact that it was
Buchanan who attempted to bribe Mr. Clay
to vote for Gen. Jackson in 1824, by offering
him the Secretaryship, and then charged him
with bargain and sale, in voting for Mr. Ad
ams, and never had the magnanimity to cor
rect the slander while Mr. Clay was living.—
Old Line Whigs can never vote for Buchanan
while they remember this.
AiiirftNli% Buchanan, in his speech to the
Keystone Club, accepting the nomination,
Being the representative of the great demo
erotic party, and not simply lemon Buchanan,
I most square my conduct according to the
platform of that party, and insert no new
,or tnke one from it.
Coui 1 anything morellrec-servinz have been
said. It is the emphatic language of a party
back, who is willing to "dive deeper, and stay
under longer" than any other man, now that
the nomination has been secured, in order
that his Southern taskmasters may be satin•
terPreston S. Brooks, of i•ludgeon note.
rieth i n written a letter to his party friends
in South Care., endorsing the nomination
of Buchanan, and congratulating the South
ern Demo: racy that they hunt nu their muster
roll such brilliant names as those of Messrs.
Pierce and Doaglas. We wish Mr. Buchan.
an joy in the requisition of his noble ally, and
hope that he will duly appreciate the honor
corferred be his offer of support.
SLAVERY BEFORE A 111F;t11 --- CAN ISM .... -The
former editor of the Irnsliiiigpn rimer.
ican Organ Win. M. Burwell, Esq., is
out in a letter announcing his intention to
support Mr. Buchanan fur the Presiden
cy. Having been elected to the Virgin
ia Legi'slature last fall by the American
party, he also announces that he has for
warded hie resignation to the Gover
QUESTION IN THE RULE OF THREE —lf
the breaking of a Sena' Head in Washing
ton, costs a Congressman 300 dolhrs, how
much will it cost another Congressman to
shoot an 7risA Waiter—supposing both the
right stripe in Polities?
DOUGHFACES OF 1886.
Slavery was entailed upon Missouri, in 1820,
by the votes of fourteen Northern "Doughfacea"
in the House of Representatives, two of them
from Pennsylvania. The' Senators from the
Keystone State were then honest Republicans,
and both voted steadily for Freeaom.
Now, we find twentythree Northern 'Dough.
faces' voting to force Slavery into Kansas!—
Six of them from Pennsylvania, besidti two
reckless Senators I ! Let every Iran in the .
Commonwealth; who has soul enough to spurn
a Slave•driver'e whip, look upon the traitorous
List, and blush for the desecrated land of
pENN,,, Do UG if FACES.
Voir In the service of the Slave Power. ..fing
Aar Jacob Broom,
J. Glanei Jones, daAg
li.ir Henry ..... Fußei, 4,11
War John Cadwallader, -PI
ler Thomas B. Florence, ..
1167• To these, add Bigler and Brodhead... gee
"01 yun and I havo heard our fathers say,
There was a People once that would have
The eternal devil to keep his state in Rome!"
. Important Documents.
We have already published the pro
ceedings of the Legislature of Pennsyl
vania, in 1849 showing how every Dem
ocrat in that body Protested against the
extension of Slavery. We might form a
chain of evidence shoving that down to
the repeal of the Mi ssouri Compromise,
the came party in Pennsylvania boasted of
their adhesion to the Free Soil Platform and
of their opposition to the extension of Sla;
very. We content ourselves, at present
however, with the following resolution a
dopted by the Democratic State Conven
tion, which met at Pittsburg, July 4th,
PLATFORM OF 1840,
Resolved, That the Democracy adheres now,
as it ever has done, to the Constitution of the
country. Its letter and spirit they will neither
weaken or destroy, and they re-declare that
Starry is a domestic local institution of the
South, subject to state legislation alone, and with
which the general government has nothing to
do. Wherever the State law extends its ju•
risdietion, the local institution can continuo to
exist. Esteeming it a violation of Stale rights
er any citizen to extend the area ql onstage
beyond its present dominion, nor do W.l masa
cc it a part of the compromise of the Consti
tution that Slavery should forever travel with
the advancing columns of our territorial pro.
saves ! •
Such was the resolution adopted by the
State Convention of the Democratic Party
which nominated John A. Gamble for
Canal Commissioner and who was elected!
It was the deliberate judgement of the
Party at that time, and had the sanction
of the People of the State. Compare it
with the Cincinnati Platform, or with the
resolutions passed at the democratic rati
fication held in West Chester. Flow dif
ferent aro they ! Which is right ? If the
Platform of 1849 was right, can the Plat
form of Cincinnati be tight? 'lle one
emphatically DENIES uthe power of nnv
citizen to extend the area of bondage be
yond its present dominion :" the other
ASSERTS the right of any citizen "to
extend the area of bondage" not only "be
yonil its pr -sent dominion," but into "all
the territories of the United States."
Such is the difference between the Dem
ocratic Platform of 1849 and 1856 ! Which
is right? Democra's of Pennsylvania,
Will you not stand by the time-honored
principles against the extension of the
peculiar institution," or will you aban
don them at the bidding of the Southern
men who forced their abandonment upon
the Cincinnati Convention ? Dlr. Buch
anan having pledged himself to that plat
form has forfeited all claims to the support
of every democrat who adheres to his an
cient faith and that of his forefathets.—
Again we ask will the Democracy of
Pennsylvania, stand by their own often
proclaimed principles, at this perilous cri
sis, or will they follow Mr. Buchanan,
who for the sake of office, has so shame
fully abandoned them ? Slavery or Free
dom in Kansas--in all the Territories—
is the question : it is a solemn one upon
which the prosperity and glory of our
country depends, for ages to come
We note, in the Globe, the above start
ling annunciation. Wonder if the Ed
itor wasn't afraid it would make the South
vote for him. But the Southerns know
their Tools better than that comes to.—
They know Buchanan and Fillmore will
serve the power obsequiously,—whilo
their own gallant Son goes for Free Soil
Free Speech, and Free Men. Fremont
knows too well the nature of Slavery, to
aid in extending the curse into our Free
Territory ; and none but bastard sons of
Penneylvaoia will help the Slave Power
to perpetrate so foul a deed.
Seir The San Francisco papers contain an
obituary, announcing the death of Y. Turig,
who in the absence of other virtues,was "favor
ably known by the length of hie tail, width of
his breeches, and the extrnoidinery height of
" LIBERTY AND UNION, NOW AND FOREVER, ONE AND INSEPARABLE. "
HUNTINGDON, PA., WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 1856.
THE SLAVE POWER•
Its Representation in the Government.
The United States Government has paid
directly for the purchase of Territory, the
following amounts :
Louisiana, of France, in 1803, $15,000,000
Interest on ditto, (over) • 8,000,000
Florida, of Spain, 5,000,000
Interest about 1,500.000
Texas, for boundary 10,000,000
Texas, for indemnity 10,000,000
Texas, for Creditors, over 7,500,000
Expenses of Mexican War 220,000,000
New Mexico, by treaty, 16,000,000
Paid to extinguish Indian titles,
All this four hundred millions of dollars
exclusive of soldiers' pensions, Indian wars,
&c., amounting to about an equal sum.
has been expended by the government---
the grytter part of course being paid by
the Free States—for the purchase of terri
We will now proceed to examine how
this territory has been divided—we mean
politically, for that is now the all impor
tant question. Out of this territory we
find that six new States have been admit
ted—one Free and five de licated to Sta.
very, as follows, with their Senators and
SLAVE STATES ADMITTED.
FREE STATE ADAIMED.
Coiffure La, 2 2
ThuS it will be seen that while the Free
States have borne the greater part of the
burthen of the expense of purchasing this
territory, the Slave. Power has been suc
cessful in extending its blighting curse up
on five States, and securing ten Senators
and sixteen Representatives pledged to its
support ; while but two Senators and two
Representatives are sent from territory
dedicated to freedom—and they in the
present contest have nI4 proven traitors to
the eiu , e of free&s , -
lisle power gained the ascendancy in the
Government ; and unless the freemen of
the country rally to the support of the
standard bearers of Justice, Liberty, and
the rights of humanity, we will all soon be
But this greedy Power, more insatiate
than the Prince of Darkness, when it has
hugged to its unholy embrace five new
States, objects to the admission of a second
Free state—as it had before done to the
first,—as if the Free States were to re
ceive no part of the territory purchased
principally by their blood and treasure!
Again the fifteen Slave States, with a
free population of about six mtlliorts, gov
erns and overrides the sixteeo free Stairs,
with a population of thirteen ettillions,
more than double. This they are enabled
to do through the duplicity of a sufficient
number of doughface traitors from the
Free States ; for their power in the Legis
lative branch of the Government stands
thus ; The Slave States send 30 Senators
and 120 Repress ntatives ; and the Free
States 32 Senators and 176 Representa•
tattves; while the former have complete
control of the Executive and Judicial De
partments of the Government.
But the great inequality and the injustice
practiced by this power upon the Free
States, is more clearly exhibited by a cam
prison of the votes in the two sections.—
In 1852, when Pierce was electod
sent, the following ele.ien of the Slave
Ftates cast a less number of votes than ,he
State of New York, yet in the electoral
college they had twenty•two Senatorial and
Ally seven Representative members ; while
a larger number of the Freemen of New
York, bad but two Senators and thirty
three Representatives to vote for Presi
Dplaware o 12,673
Norio Carolina 113,Sti1 I -
Total voto of 11 Slave States,
Total vote of New Yolk,
Thus showing that 22 Senators and 67
Representatives are elected in the Slave
States, by a vote of over 7,000 leas than
New York casts, for only two Senators
and thirty-three Representatives.
Is such inequality of Representation as
this faire The citizens of the Free States
have submitted to this inequality 'without
murmur or complaint so long as their
rights were not entirely trampled in the
dust; but the Slave Power not satisfied
with the great advantages thus given and
permitted, bas attempted to take complete
possession of the whole public domain, and
says to workingmen and mechanics if you
wish to settle in the territories you will
have to 4tifoni4 to Imes mode by 1,,,,ad
work in compliant' with our slaves. To
accomplish this end they have not hesita
ted to Bend well trained bands of ruffians
into the territories to control the elections,
drive out Free State men, destroy their
property, and in short, usurp the whole
government, and trample upon the dearest
rights of the people. But this etatJ of
things cannot last forever. Kansas and
Nebraska, Ut Ili, New Mexico, Oregon
and Washington must all come in as Free
States. The freemen of the country can
rest no longer upon assurances of justice
at the hands of this destructive power.—
They must send forth the edict and stout
ly maintain it, that slavery shall not be ex
tended over another foot of territory!—
This can best be accomplished and sustain
ed by supporting the nominees of the
The Cry of Sectionalism
The talk of the negro Democracy about
the "sectionalism" of those who oppose
the extension of slavery, is grossly absurd.
If it be sectional to oppose slavery exten
sion, then, in the words of a cotemporary,
Jefferson, who first drafted an act or ordi
nace excluding Slavery from the Federal
territory, was a sectionalist ; then the last
Continental Congress which unanimously
adopted that ordinance, was sectional; so
was the first Federal Congress, which rat
ified it ; so was the Congress of 1802,
which enforced its restriction, on the una
nimous report of a slaveholding Commit
tee, against the prayer of the Legislature
and People of Indiana Territory to be al
lowed to tolerate Slavery fora limited term;
so was Mr Buchanan, when, in 1819, he
signed a call for a meeting in• Lancaster to
oppose the admission of Missouri as n Slave
State ; and again when, in 1845-0, 'he
sustained the extension of the Missouri line
across Texas ; and again, when, in 1849,
he favored its continuance to the Pacific
Ocean. But we waste words in exposing
this wretched ebullition of senile jealousy
and reckless greediness for office.
BULLY BROOKR oN 'l 9 lHP.—Pres.
to:1 S. !looks has taken stump in fa
,nv inutiurto aim tuu iluirsmc,n
the Cincinnati Convention. The Charles
ton Standard, in advertising a ratification
meeting. says :
The lion. Stephen A. Douglas. Hon.
James L. Orr. and Hon. P. S. Brooks
and others will address the meeting.'
Douglas and Brooks are admirably At
ted to each other, arid they truely repre
sent the principles of the Border Ruffian
Democracy. Why do we sot send Bully
Brooks north to enlighten the Ddugh face
Campaign Dn .
- .1 - ESSIE - FILEMIONT.
Am—"Jessic, (Ac flower of Dumblaino."
This sunburst has dawned over all the glad
While Freedom and Glory fl an up hand in
To meet our young Chieftain from Liberty's
fountaius,_ Omni I
With Jessie, sweet Jessie, the flower `o' the
How blithe is the summons o'er all the wide na•
How swells the bold music that marsh a l, our
lie cones le, a hero to fill the proud station—
With Jess e, sweet Jessie, the flower o' the
She's wise and she's prudent ; she's gold as
she's bonnie ;
For Virtue and Valor she takes a brave stand;
For the Chieftain's White Mansion she's better
than any, [land !
So give her "God speed!" tho flower u' the
Let honest hearts greet her, and victory meet
You'll never repent it—so join hand in hand,
Till firm with our leader in rapture we seat her,
Our noble young Jessie, the flower o' the land ! •
Dispersion of the Free State Legislature
It was nearly noon. The Convention
was still busily at work. The hour for the
meeting of the Legislature approached,
and several of the members of the Legisla
ture entered the hall. The two military
companies of Topeka which had been
on ,drill, .vere drawn up in front of the
legislative hall to receive a banner tiom
the ladies. A band of music was stationed ;
nt the end of the line, and was making the
place echo with martial strains, when up.
wards of 200 dragoons, under Col. Sum
'nor, galloped up, and entering the city in
three squadrons, with.drawn sakes and
martial array, dashed up toward the legis•
lative building, where the two companies
were drawn up. The two companies no
bly kept their ground, and the musicians
wore playing in the finest style as the dra
goons dashed upon them. The shrill voice
of Col. Sumner was heard crying, "First
squadron, form into line !" and as the
troops under that and other orders formed
into battle array around the hall, and along
the street facing it, the crowds in the
street, and those at the Convention, saw a
couple of cannon posted up the street, on
a rive, about one hundred v. nil, rltere
they had just been planted, with their outside, Col Phillips, who nad had left the
muzzles pointing down the street, the gun- Senate Chamber with him, said aloud,
ners at their stations, and the slow matches I •Col , you have robbed Oliver Cromwell
hghted and burning. An army surgeon of his laurels. Col. Sumner paused and
also came with them, his case of instru- regarded Phillips with astonishment. as if
meats open and ready for use. Three oth- for the first time he realized the impor
er cam: anies of dragoons at the same time Lance of what he had (lone.
approached from the other side, and were I When he got out on the street he assur.
only concealed while the force that came I ed many of those who gathered around
up entered, by the strip of timber along him that he did not wish to interfere with
the valley of the Kansas. the Convention as 'hen assembled there,
('olonel Sumner was evidently much that he had merely liven sent to disperse
agitated, but stern, and his soldiers all the Legislature, and recognized their right
looked as if they expected terrible doings. to meet on the Fourth of July. Three
Having got his force disposed as he wanted cheers were again proposed by some one
it, Colonel tumner, seeing there was no for t'ol. Sumner, and given. Three cheers
appearance of either flight or resistance, for John C. Fremont were then given.
dismounted from his horse. He was at At this point the drags ns were filed off
once informed that the companies drawn in marching order, when three cheers were
up in front of the hall, were there merely given for 'the Topeka Constitution and the
to receive a banner from the ladies. He State Legislature.' Some of the Pro.Sla
said that he did not wish to interfere with very officers looked round rather fiercely
their assembling on the Fourth of July.— when this was given, but Sumner's sharp
Three cheers were given for Colonel Sum• voice was heard, giving the order, 'For
ney; Mr. Redpath shouted, "Three cheers ward—March,' and just as that military
for Governor Robinson," which were giv- I band who under the American flag, which
en with a will ; and some one else cried, waved from the hall of the Legislature,
"Three cheers for Liberty !" which was had committed one of the most gr.evous
also heartily cheered. Colonel Sumner outrages recorded in our history, spurred
entered the hall of the Legislature, and their horses to leave the streets of Toeeka,
the crowd rushed in behind him and soon three groans were given for Franklin
filled it. Pierce, and so deep and loud that it star-
Col. Sumner rose and said : 'led the horses of the troopers, and made
Gentlemen : I am called upon this day i
them break from line as they defiled past.
to perform the most painful duty of my
whole life. Under the authority of the I From the Atchison (Kansas) Squatter Sorer
. President' s proclamation, I am here to dis- eign.
perse this Legislature, and therefore in- "Border-Ruffian Gems!"
form you that you cannot meet. I, there- The steamer Sultan, having on board
fore, order you to disperse. God knows contraband articles, was recently stopped
that I have no party feeling in this matter, at Leavenworth City, and lighted of 44
and will have none so long as I hold mY
present position in Kansas. rifles and a large quantity of putois and
I have just returned from the borders, I Bowie knives taken from a crowd of cow
where I have been sending home comps- ardly Yankees, shipped out here by Mea
nies of Missourians,and new lam ordered ' sachusetts. The boat was permitted to
here to disperse you. Such are my orders go up as far as Weston, where a guard
and you mss; disperse. I repeat that this
was placed over the prisoners, and none
is the most painful duty of my whole life.
Judge Schuyler, who was in the hall, of them permitted to land. They were
asked the following question. Col. Sumner shipped back from Weston on the same I
are we to understand that the Legislature , bunt without even being insured by the
are to be driven out at the point of the
shippers to Kansas—if not through Alis
shall use all the sourt• through lowa and Nebraska. We
n they should a TRAIL CORS "DEATH
force in my command to carry out my or
g r ad k the world would meet
not censure us if we
The Legislature was thus dispersed, in self protection have to resort to such
and the Colonel left the hall and got on his ultro measures. We are of the opinion
horse, but dismounted and returned, pro •
if the citizens of Leavenworth City or
seeding ti,t • stairs to the Senate Chamber,
Weston would RANO ONE on TWo BOAT
, ~,,,, body.
towaid establishing peace in kansas
Chamber. There was a quorum present; good
the hour for convening had arrived, but then all the speeches that have then deity
ered in Congress during the present sea
the President or the I:iety•te had not con.
vened it when Sumner entered the hall
Orders bud been issued the evening before
to the 'doorkeeper. to admit no visitors
The doorkeeper allowed Col. Stunner to
enter, but told Marshal Donaldson he could
nut let him in. Donaldson said he was
United States Marshal and had official
business. The Doorkeeper, Mr. Fuller,
told him to shotv his papers • he exhibited
his commission, and the doorkeeper let
Col. Sumner did not pause to inquire
whether the Senate was or was riot in deS•
sion, but proceeded to tell them that, by
virtue of the orders of the President, he
was there to disperse them, am: ordered
them to disperse. Having said so Col.
Sumner looked at them to see how they
took his announcement. The members of
the Senate were standing in a circle, look
ing at him respectfully. but they did not
move. 'there was a long and disagreeable
pause; which Sumner broke by asking,
'Well. gentlemen, do you consider your
selves dispersed 1'
Mr. Thornton, President of the Senate,
Col. Sumner, the Senate is not in ses
sion and cannot make any reply to you ;
neither can any member of it'
Mr. Thornton then asked it Col. Sum•
ner, niter his orders to disperse, would
permit them to convene, so as to receive
any communication he might have to make.
The Colonel said, .No, my orders aro
that you most not be permitted to meet,
and I cannot allow you to do any business.'
Marshal Donaldson, beginning to think
that some advantage was about to be taken
of the 'Law and Order party,' stepped up
and spoke lie confronted the members
of the Senate, and holding his hat in one
hand, and raising the other, gesticulated
with the point of his finger, as he said in a
tremulous, squeaking voice :
'Well, I want all o' you members to pro
mise that you won't coins back, that you
won't meet here again any more. and if
you won't"—and here 3. B. D. shook his
head— , 4ll arrest every one of ye—every
member.' Phis was monstrously outrage
ous. It was bad enough for the troops . to
break in with their cannon and sabre on
the representatives of u free people, but
for a miserable tool of the slavoocracy
thus to menace and insult because he had
five hundred dragoons at his back, was
monstrous. If he had a writ to serve a
gainst any man, it was his business to do
it, no matter what they did, and if he had
no writ, and he had stone. it was a inon
strung perversion of the office he disgraced.
The Senate paid no attention to him.
The Hon. Mr. Pillsbury then said :
Colonel Sumner, we are in no condition
to resist the United States troops, and if
you order us to disperse, of course wo
must disperse.' Col. Allen said that he
would suggest to his brother Senators that
Mr. Pillsbury's statement be considered
the expression of the whole, which was
Col. Sumner then left the hall. As he
went down stairs, and just below he met
the t En, d thxt teas an xintisly awaiting
TIIE PALMETTO RIFLES-28Tu OF JUNE.
The memorable 28th having been decided
upon as the anniversary of th t Palmetto
Rifles. of Atchison, the day was only cel
ebrated by a parade and bmquet.
At the head [tithe table hung the "blood
—red flag." with the Lone Star, and the
motto of -South Carolina" on the other.
The saran flag that first floated on the rifle
pits of the Al.oliti onists at Lawrence and
on the hotel of the same place, in triumph,
now hung over the heads of the noble sol
diers who bore it su bravely through that
The following are the toasts drank
3 Kansas—Our chosen home--•stand by
her. Yes! sorts of the South, make her
a slave State, or die in the attempt ! This
toast was received with loud and continu
6. Mis:ouri—Our ally—nobly has she
stood by heryounger sister. All hail to
the gallant "Border Ruffians." We owe
7. G•n. D. D. Jitchison.—Recogni
zed by South Carolina as one fit to com.
mand•--he has but to give the order, and,
to a man. we will share.
To the jnst and glorious strife.
With our knives, Southern Rights shielding ;
Nay, resign if it must he done, even life,
But DIE at least unyielding.
10. The Hon. Preston S. Brooks.-•-By
whippiug crazy Sumner, he has furnished
the 2d edition of what the Abolitionists
call "Border Ruffianism" that is, the de
termination of honorable minds to resent
injury and insult from a mouthpiece of
fanaticism, coming from what quarter it
11. Dihunion.---By secession or other
wise•-•a leacon of hope to an oppressed
people, and the surest remedy for South
ern wrong. [Enthusiastic cheers.]
The City bf ..dtchison.—May she, be
fore the close of the year '57, be the cap
ital of a Southern Republic. [Cheers].
By Lieut. Grierson
The Press—Unniuzzled, it breathes the
air of Freedom.
By Wallace Jackson:
Kansas.-.We will make her a Slave
State, or form a chain of locked arms and
hearts together and die in the attempt.
By Dr. G. T. Lary :
The Palmetto Flag---We brought it
here in honor, let us return it the same.
By W. H. Jenkins :
The Distribution of the Public Lands.
—Ono hundred and sixty acres to every
Pro Slavery settler, and to every abolition
ist six feet by two.
By Major E. L. Yates :
Sherif Jones of Doterlas County... 4
martyr to Southern Bights; may he long
survive his attempted assassination, and
may his revenge be, Kansas a Slave
Mr. Jenle.ns gave--
"The health of I). R. Atchison, the
Border Ruffian Chief." 'Drank stand
VOL. XXI. NO. 31.
The Greenville; (Ill.) Journal says: A
few days since, Dennis H. Kingsbury,
M. Rodger-i, George fogies and John In
glee, all respectable young men and citi
zens of this county. started in a wagon
for Kansas, with the intention of becom
ing residents of that Territory. They
proceeded on their way until they got
within about twelve miles of Indepen
denee, Mo., where they stopped by a large
spring to eat their dinner and feed their
mules. But before they had time to ei
ther eat or feed, a company of fifteen or
twenty Missourians, well armed, approach
ed them and commenced cursing them
and threatened to kill them. In vain our
friends alleged that they were peaceable
men, from the State of Illinois on their
way to Kansas, with no other intention
than to become peaceable citizens of that
'ferritory. The Missourians told them
that if they were from Illinois they were
d-d, Abolitionists, and swore that if
they did not turn and go home, they would
kill every one of them on the spot.and ac
tually struck one with a rail, threw a
stone at another, and drew a neck yoke
over the head of the third. Our friends
above named, considering discretion the
better part of valor, turned home, where
they arrived on Thursday last. The Mis-
sourians would not even permit them to
remain where they were until they had
refreshed themselves and fed their mules,
but compelled them to start immediately
or stay longer at the perils of their lives.
LIMPING BEAUX. —We have lately oh
served that several of our friends limped
while walking, and upon inquiry find that
their legs are terribly lacerated by the con
tact with the hooped skirts of ladies with
whom they have been promenading.
The Utility of an Educational Depart
fluent in the Newspapers.
Ma. EDITOR. :—You are willing no doubt to
give your assistance to whatever is likely to pro
mote the interests of the community. It is sug
gested that if a part of every weekly issue were
devoted to the interests of education, it would
be a very eflicient means of great public good
Whether this means is available must be deter
mined by yourself. Public attention shouid be
must earnestly and most frequently directed to
such subjects as are of deepest interest, and
certainly there are no other within the province
of an editor of a newspaper inure su than those
referred to. There ran be no danger of giving
intelligeuce. Nothing else can occupy a place
in a newspaper more intimately connected with
the welfare ut all classes of men. People are
better qualified for every occupation, for every
departufeut of industry and for every statiou in
society, by high tactical attainments, and for
all they are worse without them. There is no
station, nor any circumstance in which power
acquired by education is not necessary. But
musty tto not know this, or do not believe
hence many favorable references must be made
to the subject, many forcible considerations pre.
sented beton their ignor.ce can be corrected
or their prejudices removed. It is not umlaut.
mon Ibr important subjects to have their re•
spective departments assigned in the news a•
Even Agricultural interests are thus eared for.
Even Receipts and (tumorous Anecdotes have
a place in the classification. Anti Fiction, al
though it serves but to consume time iu pleas.
ing reverie, while it enervates the mental pow
ers, is never neglected. Are any of these sub
jects ofequal importance with those pertaining
to intellectual improvements? Is it more ne•
cessury for a farmer to know how best to feed
cattle, or raise grain, than how lie should edit.
sate his children ? Are Rue fields or flee fruit
trees more valuable or more beautiful than fine
men and women? Certainly Mr. Editor, what
over is neglected is held in less estimation titan
that which is carefully attended to.
It may be obected here that as there are
books to be lid which treat on the various sub
jects of educational science, and periodicals
designed fur the purposes contemplated, the
method proposed is unnecessary. But this is
true also of much which occupies conspicuous
places in the papers. And besides, sehocl jou,
nals are by no means as extensively read as
newspapers, and seldutn reach that class of the
community who really require them moat. By
the method proposed, people who are ignorant
of; or indiflerent to the advantages of good
scholarship, would obtain important informa
tion without additional cost, .d thus• interest
would be awakened where now there is roue,
and prejudices removed.
Auother reason for the measure proposed, is
benefit to teachers. Important matters would
frequently come before them bearing on the
different branches taught iu schools, and they
would thus become advised of the best methods
of discharging their respective duties, and con
sequently attain to greater efficiency in imps,
ting instruction. They would also be encour
aged by a due appreciation of their services as
their indispensible and highly honorable avoca
tion rose iu public favor. Why should they be
kept continually under the mortifying conscious
ness of public indifference and not unfrequent
ly contempt for services never duly appreciated?
As long as this continues, the cause of education
must suffer. People well qualified to teach, will
not continue in the laborious and thankless busi
ness, and others will use very little means to
obtain higher qualifications. This consider's
tion is referable only the country, u it is scarce
ly needed in any city ; fur there, the profession
of a teacher stands among the OHO honorable
and profitable occupations.
And now Mr Editor, only another consider
ation .d veurseif shall decide what ought to
be done. 'lt is, that all well instructed people
;end newspapers, and they who do not read
them are nut well educated. It is therefore
quite to your own interests to devote a small
part of your paper to the objects contemplated.
What though we appeal to your selfishuess.—
Ile not alarmed. The end is good. And it is
taken for granted that your are friendly to ed
ucation as every one is whose education is at
all respectable. What think you Mr. Editor of
the suggestion 2 J. G. A.
SW" We will cheerfully maim room for educe
tional matter, provided our eurteepondent
does nut extend hia articles too great 3
length, and aortal them in NI T , 10.10Y of e.