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WILLIAM BREWSTER, 1 EDITORS,
SAM. G. WHITTAKER, )
EREMONT AND VICTORY.
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The following song has received the prize o&
feted by the Fremonters of New York, for the
best campaign song. There were 150 compet•
Men of ilia Noith, who remember
The deeds of your sires, ever glorious,
Join in our neon victorious,
Thu pman of Liberty !
[lurk ! on the gales of November
Millions of voices are ringing,
Ii lorions the songs they are singing,
Fremont and Victory I
Juin the great chorus they're singing,
Fremont and Victory
Como from youtlorest•clud mountains,
Conn) front airfields of your tilhtge,
Come forth from city and village,
Join the great host of the free
As from their cavernous mountains
Roll the deep floods to the ocean,
Join the great army in 'motion,
Marching to victory I
Echo, from ocean to ocean,
Fremont and Victory !
bar in the West rolls the thunde , ,
The tumult of battle rag ing.
Where bleeding Kansas is waging
IVarlbro with Slavery I . .
truggling with foes who surround her,
she implores you to stay her •
tViII von to Slaveay betray her
S4lver—she shall bo free I
Swear that you'll never betray her;
Kansas shall yet be free
:Mara I we have sworn to support her ;
'Chu prayers of the righteous shall speed us
A elder never conquered shall lead
Fremont Ihidfleml the free
Then from those fields, red with slaughter,
Slavery's hordes shall be driven,.
Freedom to Kansas be given,
Fremont shrill snake her free !
To Kansas shall Freedom be given
Fremont shall unite ht7tr free !
Men of the North, who remember
The deeds of your siren ever glorious,
Join in our paean victorious,
The paean of Liberty 1
Hark oil the gales of November,
Millions et voices are ringing,
Glorious the song they urn singing,
Fremont and victory !
Join the great clients they're singing,
Fremont and Victory !
For (/p Huntingdon Journal.
Spring with its bursting life and buoyant feel
ing, has long niece swelled and softened into
summer, and summer has ripened into an an.
tome of p'enteous promise. And now the days
are growing abort, and the SUOiltillC fitful ; the
strentus are swelling, and elheit• silvery currents
are running dark and turbid, while the voices
of winds and waters are becoming hoarser and
more loud. The flush of beauty is passing a•
any from the titce of the earth, but the change
is marked with a tenderioncliness, inore touch:
ing than the brightness . of
So gradual has been the approach of autumn
that we have scarcely yet made dp our minds
to bid adieu to warin•hearted, effulgent summer,
and make friends with autumn. The weather
does nut always regard the almanac, and often
it happens that SlM:liner inroads the month of
September, and talon possession of the chief
part of it;—throwing even the beams or its
splendor upon the confines of October. But
now we are reminded that summer is really
gone, 'mil autumn steals upon us transmuting
shade by shade the gorgeous aummer•eolored
earth, to its own subdued and dreamy aspect.
The changing hues of the forest's foilage, gave
statics, weeks ago, of the gradual approach of
a cooler season ; but as mild and gentle were
the dUll ' S rays, is bland the atmosphere, that
the beantiful vesture of the woods, with its a
ny linked colors, seemed rather the magnificent
drapery of mature summer, than the symbol of
We willingly and gladly greet this, our fit
lie month. Beantititl September I A trans
iti, n point at which a !narked change take place
between seasons; at which, we stand with sun,
;fuer fresh about us, and look winter in the thee
—Constituting an interesting period in the year,
and is analogous to same decisive epoch in ha•
man affairs, when an old system with its 11880-
' Clutitfilli still lingering and striving to maintain
its foothold, gives cony to a new order of things.
Then welcome t n our happy land this most
beautiful • and iestructfve beaSoll and would
that we were capable of praising its beauties.
We conclude in the langunge of that gifted po
etess L. H. W.
"1 love to ream through the woodland hoary,
In the soft glow' of an autumnal (MY,
When Summer gathers up her rubes of glory,
And like a dream of beauty, glides away."
Stinnyside, Sept. 18.54. FANNIE.
A CHANCE TO WIN.
tho Editor of the New York Daily Time,:
Two matters have entered largely in tho pre
, sent Presidential canvass, which I wish to dis
pose of by applying the aegumentuat ad honai.
• Neni. •
Ft tsv.—l will bet $5,000 that John C. Fre.
e snont i s not, and never was a Homan Catholic.
SecoNn. 2 -1 will bet $5,000 that ho is not and
novae was a Slaveholdsr.
The money will be deposited with Duncan,
Sherman lb Co., whenever any party signifies
his acceptance of either one or both of these
wagers. Yours for Freedom,
W. J. A. FULLER.
P. S.—l have sent an autograph copy adds
Challenge to the New York Express.
Kerr ) - 9../e, An t !. 1 t, 1q56.
GOV. REEDER FOR I'REMONT.
ills Letter on the Buchanan Dem-
Now Yonrt CITY, Sept, 18, 185 G.
To the Editors y the Evening Post:
GENTLIIMEN : The letter of your cor
responent H., and your editorial comments
upon it of the 10 inst., seem in common
courtesy to demand a reply. Your cor
respondent does not err in saying that I
desire the success of the Republican par
ty and the election of their candidates, and
that I ant read to contribute an honorable
effort to bring it about. This is not the
result of any preference as to men, but in
spite of it. With Col. Fremont. I tun un
acquainted. I have never seen him, nor
have 'l . written to him. My relations
with Mr. Buchanan, as a man, are of
a friendly intimacy and reciprocal acts
3f kindness, uninterrupted to this time by
a single misunderstanding or unpleasant
feeling; and I would any time defend hint
promptly and indignantly against personal
attacks upon his reputation. I believe
him to be a man of distinguished ability,
of high integrity and valuable experience.
Be Is surrounded, too in Pennsylvania by
many political friends to whom t am united
by ties of long cherished political and so•
end intimacy, and the loss of whose friend.
ship I should regard as a great calamity.—
For more than a quarter of a century I
have steadily labored with the Democrat
ic party, and I never doubted that I should
do so during my life. For years I have
exerted myself to bring about Mr. Buch
anan's nomination. In 1848 and 1852, I
was one of those who carried for him the
delegates of our district, and was his zeal
ous and ardent supporter. On each occa
sion I was in the National Convention as
one of his delegates.
These ties aro exceeding!) strong and
hard to sever, especially with one who is
naturally of a conservative cast, and slow
to change old habits of thought and action ;
and I have resisted for months the convic•
Lions that were urging mu to my present
declaration. I have diligently sought
reasons and arguments to save myself the
pain of breaking up old associations and
alienating myself from my old friends, but
I all in vain. My love of c mntry and ha.
' trod of oppression would not allow my
feelings and inclinations either to delude
my judgment or still my conscience, and
I WI compelled to forfeit my self respect
by committing what I believe to be pal
pably wrong, or enrol myself in opposition
to the Democratic party.
I can see no reasonable hope of justice
, and sympathy for the people of Kansas in
, the success of the Democracy. In its
ranks, and with the power to control its
action, ate found the border ruffians of
Missouri and their accomplices •of the
South, who have trampled upon the Con
stitution and all the essential principles of
our Government, robbed Kansas of its civ
il liberty and right of suffrage, laid waste
its territory with fire and sword, and repu
diated even civilization itself.
In its platform I tied the enunciation of
principles which would put the rope about
the necks of men for exercising the con
stitutional right of petitioning Congress
for a State Governinent, as a redress of
grievances far worse than those which led
to the war of the Revolution, and a dclara
tins stigmatising, as "armed resistance to
law" the moderate and justifiable self de
fence of men shamefully and infamously
oppressed by ruffian violence and outrage,
beyond all human endurance.
I find the whole party of the nation as
sembled in National Convention, with but
one individual dissent, endorsing heartily,
an administration, which has basely lent
itself as the tool and and accomplice of all
the wrongs inflicted upon Kansas, and by
its venality and imbecility brought the
country to an intestine war.
I find all its representatives in Congress,
with three individual exceptions, laboring
in earnest zeal, by speech and vote, to cov
er up the iniquities of this administration
and the border ruffians of 3lissouri, and
to suppress a fair investigation of (ltra•
ges which shook both humanity and re
publicanism, and defy the constitution and
I find the some representatives, after the
troth was elicited in spite of their efforts,
still refusing to relieve the people from a
code of laws imposed upon them by a for
eign army, and still refusing to admit them
into the Union, only for reasons which, in
the cases of nine existing States, had
been declared untenable and of no account.
find them disregarding a free consti
tution, adopted in a legal, constitutional
and time-sanctioned manner, (and which
no man can doubt to have reflected the
will of the people,) and supporting a law
to produce a substitute, which it is easy
to show would have perpetrated in the
State government the usurpation which
had by force already seized upon the gov
ernment of the territory.
hnd them refusing to make appropri
ations for the army unless used to enforce
a code of laws violative, on their face, of
the constitutton, enacted by a legislature
in violation of the laws of . the United
States, and imposed by foreign force upon
conquered and subjugated American citi
I find them, in a word, steadily aiding
by all their Congressional action to make
a slave State In northern latitudes, and
that, too, against the will of its inhabitants.
I find that one member who more than
any other stood out against the enslave
ment of h!t , white fellow-citizens, is refu
sed a re nomination by the Democratic par
ty of his district.
" LIBERTY AND UNION, NOW AND FOREVER, ONE AND INSEPARABLE. "
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HUNTINGDON, PA., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1856,
I find in the canvass now going on that
the whole tone of their party press is in
the same direction When the first star
tling intelligence of the outrages in Kan
sas reached the States, their editors de
nounced the foul wrong in terms of fitting
indignation. It was but a spasmodic effort
however, and in deference to the South,
and the prevailing sentiment of the party,
they have dropped off, one,after the other,
until now, so fitr as I have been able to as
certain, there is not a Democratic paper
which dares boldly to justify and defend
the free State party, and denounce their
invaders. In place cf encouragement and
sympathy for their outraged fellow citizens
of the North, there is little else than jeers
and ridicule for their oppressed and suf.
fering conditi on—misrepresentation of their
motives and conduct, and a pretended in
credulity of the statements and appeals
which they send to their brethren of the
I find their speakers exhibiting the same
spirit—some of them ',tering the question
entirely ; others of diem treating it with
perversions, misrepresentations and false
issues; and others taking openly the side
of the oppressors ; but no one of them ad
vocating the cause of Kansas, or favoring
her admission under free-State constitution
adopted by her people.
In the public demonstrations and proces
sions of the party, I find banners and de.
vices containing brutal insults, in response
to the appeals of that people for protection
against unparalled wrongs, calculated, as
no doubt they must be intended, to prepare
the =Wes for a continued refusal of jus
tice and protection, and a relentless persis
tence-in outrage and oppression.
I find all the Democrats South, and a
portion of the democracy of the North,
boldly repudiating the Kansas-Nebraska
bill, by insisting that Slavery has a right
to go into the territories, in spite of Con
gress or the people; and that the inhabi
tants of the territory have no right to pass
territorial laws to forbid it or exclude it.—
: Democratic representatives from Pennsyl.
Casio even, in the Senate and the House,
hold and proclaim these opinions, whilst ,
other representatives f rots Pennsylvania,
with Democratic leaders from other States,
I declare themselves publicly to be nue•cont-
j 'Muni upon 'his heresy ; the inevitable
tendency of which it is easy to show, will
be to prevent almost entirely the formation
of any more free States.
Having originated a movement myself
to aid our people by sending them men
and money, and having prosecuted it with
the stricteitt avoidance of party character,
and a studied neutrality as to the political
canvass, end having earnestly asked the
co operation of men of parties, I have
failed to enlist in it, to my knowledge, a
single Democrat. In 'he Conventions of
Cleveland and Baltimore, called without
• distinction of patty, in furtherance of this
enterprise, there was no Ninocrat present
but 'synch!. Ibis cannot have been from
any want of generosity or of means, but
Only in deference to the prevailing tone and
sentiment of the party, which is enlisted
upon the other side of the question. And
not only have they abstained front aiding
the movement, but in their presses and by
their private influence they have endeavo
red to cripple and retard it by sneering at
it, warning the community against it as
treasonable, and declaring that the money
would be misapplied, thus endeavoring to
prevent contributions even from friends of
I might go on with this catalogue and
enumerate other indications, if necessary,
showing that the prevailing tone of the
party is hostile to Kansas, but I consider it
only necessary to add, that what I have
said relates but to the North. The South,
where the great mass of the party is to be
found, makes no pretension, as a whole, to
the advocacy of anything but pure border.
%Vila, then, have the free-State men of
Kansas to expect from a Democratic ad
ministration, even if presided over by Mr.
Buchanan? If he could be left to act up
on his own impulses, unaffected by exter
nal influences, and free from all obligations
expressed and implied, the case would be*
very different. But,' unfortunately, this is
not so. His election would rightfully be
considered a decision against us, whatever
may be his own private feelings. His of
fices at Washington, in Kansas and else
where would necessarily, to a large extent,
be filled ivith our enemies. Ilia informa
tion would come through a distorted medi
um; and lastly, he could not aid us with:
out having first made up his mind to be
abandoned and warred .upon by his own
party. The South would charge him with
violating his pledges, and turn upon him
with bitter hostility, and at least a portion
of the North, would follow their exam•
ple. Be would thus be left without a par
ty to support his administration, unless he
should east himself into the arms of the
Republicans. We cannot, it seems to me,
either ask or expect him to do this upon a
question where party lines are so plainly
drawn before his election. Like all other
men in the same situation, he must obey
the party sentiment on which he iv elected.
There are Democrats in Pennsylvania op
posed to the conduct of the South in regard
to Kansas, I EMI well aware, and that they
' would use their influence to redress her
wrongs, I am well satisfied ; but they are
too few in proportion to the whole party of
the Union to sustain his administration in
a war with his party. They have as yet
been unable to make their opinions appear
and be felt in the party, and, of course,
cannot do so hereafter. I honor their good
intentions, but I cannot believe in their
I repeat, that I have been forced to these
I conclusions after no slight struggle with
my feelings and inclinations. Should Mr.
Buchanan be elected, and his administra
tion be different from whet my judgment
compels me to believe, I shall give it my
cordial approbation, and my feeble though
willing support. As I believe now, I
must regard the Democratic party as fully
committed to Southern sectionalism, to
wards which, for some time past, it has
been rapidly tending, and I quit it, well
assured that my duty to my country de
mands at my hands this sacrifice of person-
al feeling. Very truly yours,
A. El. itEEDER.
Old Line Whigs,
Some of the organs of the foreign can-
didate, James Buchanan, are constantly
appealing to the Old Line Whip to come
o-er to the support of their candidate, and
in some few instances they have succeed.
ed inthcse appeals. But aro Whigs aware
of the condition upon which their ,assist
ance is asked ? Do they entertain the
hope that by joining the remnant of the
Democratic party, now degenerated,into a
toreign faction, they will be incorporated
with said fuction ; and in case of its suc
cess ho permited to participate in its offs.
ces of honor and profit ? If such be their
idea, they wil be doomed to disappoint
ment, for Ali% Buchanan has declared that
he will not consider himself under any
obligation to renegate Whigs who may
support his election. And what does the
Richmond Enquirer say on this suqject ?
Hear it speak :
"As some persons seem to have mists
ken both the motive and object of our ap•
peal to Old Line Whigs, it is proper that
we should acquit ourselves of the unjust
accusations to which such misconstruction
; exposes us. We invite no man of
principles to join the Democratic party.- 1
!Such tutoverture would be as insulting to
! hint ns unjust to our party. A person
I with Whig convictions cannot consistently
; and honestly profess to be of the Demo
: erotic party. .1 person with If con
! victions no ono t be admitted into the Delii•
erratic organization without to some ex
-1 tent corrupting its integrity and debauch.
ling its principles. We have a creed
which constitutes a test of Democracy.
and to which no Whig can honestly sub
scribe, because it is al-altstely irreconcila,
ble with the principles which he profess.
We object to fusion oecause it 'is neither
consistent with personal nor political hon
esty. Irc invite no Irlii‘r ' to come into
the Denioe ratic party unless he chooses
voluntarily and front c inviclion to abjure
his and, sit faillt and to profess allegiance
to our particular platfoitn.
This is a severs and insulting rebuke
to such Whigs ns have rushed into the
ranks of the foreign party, in hope that
they will be received with open arms.—
They aro .contemptuously informed, that
"unless voluntarily, from Conviction, they
abjure their ancient faith, and profess alle
giance to our particular platform," they
cannot be received into the ranks. They
must become traitors to their principles—
abjure their faith--and adopt that of
their former adversaries—or their services
will not be accepted. Who will join them
upon such conditions? Who will under
go such humiliation to be admitted to the
bosom of foreign factions.? Not one who
has borne and deservMl to hear the honor
able title of Whig. Some may crawl on
their hands and knees, and implore for
giveness for having heretofore voted for
Whigs; but such inch will not d..serve to
be taken into favor even by tine supporters .
of such men no James Buchanan. They
I should be despised by all honorable mein.
FREMONT NO CATHOLIC.
HIS OIVN DENIAL.
Those who are very eager to believe
Col. Fremont a Romanist, sometimes ask
why he does not himself deny it, if it be
not true ? So far as a man, who believes
there should be no persecution for coo.
science' sake, could, he has cleric so, day
after day, over and over again, in the most
solemn manner, and authorized published
statements from himself to the same end.
Hero is a direct denial from Col. Fremont's
own lips, which authorizes his friend, the
Hon. G. W. Wright, formerly a member
of Congress from California to make :
Wasinscrox, D, C., Aug. 16, '56.
I am authorized by Col, Fremont to de
ny, in the most positive language, the re
port now in circulation, to the effect that ho
is a Roman Catholic.
From a long and intimate acquaintance
with Col. Fremont, I will further add that
I know of my own knowleige that he has
never had any connection whatever with
the Catholic Church or the Catholic reli
gion. G. W. WRIGHT.
nia• A. Fremont meeting has been held at
Wellsburg, Virginia, at which the following re
solutions were passed:
Resolved, That it is with regret that we have
seen the attempt ...sly made is the city of
Wheeling to put down the freedom of speech,
a right guarantied to us by National and State
Constitutions. And that wo will resist any
each attempt among us.
Resolved, That the chair appoint twenty de
legates to meet
. in convention with delegates
from other portions of our State; at the city of
Wheeling, on the 18th day of September, 1866,
to loran a Republican electoral ticket for the
TEE REPUBLICAN PLATFORM.
The Convention of Delegates, assent. ties however differing from us in oiher
bled in pursdance of a call addressed to respects, in support of the principles here
the People of the United States, without in declared : and believing that the spirit
regard to past political differences or divis- I of our institutions, as well as the oonstitu
ions, who are opposed to the repeal of the I don of our country, guarantees liberty of
Missouri compromise; to the policy of the conscience and equality of tights among
present Administration; to the extension citizens, we oppose all legislation impai
of Slavery into Kansas ; and in favor of ring their security.
the admis - sion of Kansas as a Free State
of restoring the action of the Federal Gov
ernment to the principles of Washington
and Jefferson ; and for the purpose of
presenting candidates for the offices of Pres-
Went and Vice President, do resolve as
RESOLVED, That the maintainanoi of !
the principles promulgated in the Dec-1
'oration of Independence, and embodied
in the Federal Constitution, aro essential
to the preservation of ourrepublican insti
tutions; and that the Federal Constitution
the rights of the States, and the union of
the States, shall be preserved,
RESOLVED, That, with our Republican I .
Fathers, we hold it to be a selfevident
truth that all men are endowed with inal- 1
ienable right to 'life, liberty and the per-
suit of happiness," and that the primary
object and ulterior designs of our Federal
Government were to secure these rights
to all persons within its exclusive juris•!
diction ; that as our Republican Fathers, ;
whets they had abolished Slavery in all our i
national territory, ordained that no person
should be deprived of property," without
the process of law, it b,comes our duty to
maintain this provision of the Constitution '
against all attempts to violate it, for the
purpose of establishing- Slavery in the ter
ritories of the United States, by positive
legislation prohibiting its existance or ex- 1
tension therein. That we deny the au
thority of Congress, of a Territorial Leg- j
islature, or any individual or association
of individuals as to give legal assistance to
Slavery in any territory of the United
States, while the present Constitution shall
RESOLVED, 'That the Constitution con- !
fers upon Congress sovereign power over
the 'Territories of the United States for
their government, and that in the exercise
of this power, it is both the right and du
ty of Congress to prohibit in the 'Territor
ies, those twin relics of barbarism, Poly
gamy and Slavery.
RosoLvim, That while the Constitution
of the United States, was ordained and es
tablished in order to forts a store perfect
union, establish justice, insure domestic
tranquility, provide for the common de
fence, and secure the blessings of liberty,
and contains ample provisions for the pro.
tection of liberty and prosperity"
of every citizen, the dearest constitution
al rights 6f the people of Kansas have
been fraudulently and violently taken from
than—their territory has been invaded
by an armed force, spurious nod pre
! tended legislative, judicial, and executive
officers have been set over them, by
whose usurped authority, sustained by the
military power of the government ; tyrnn•
ical and unconstitutional laws have been
enacted and enforced 1 the rights of the
people to keep and bear arms have been
infringed; test oaths of au extraordinary
and entangling nature have been imposed
as n condition of exercising the right of
suffrage, and holding,/ office ; the right of
an accused person to a speedy and public
trial, by nn impartial jury, has been de•
sled ; the right of the people to be secured
in their houses, papers and effects against
unreasonable sear sties and seizures, has
been violated ; they have been deprived of
life, liberty, and property without due pro
cess of law; that the freedom of spe,ch and
of the press has been abridged; the right
to choose their representatives has been
made of no effect; murders, robberies and
arsons have been instigated and encoura
ged, and the offenders have been allow
ed to go unpunished ; that all these things
have been done with the knowledge, sanc
tion and procurement of the present Ad
mistration, and that for this high crime
against the Constitution,. the Union and
humanity, we arming° the Administration,
the President, his advisers, tie,ents sup
porters apologists end accessories, either
before or after the facts, before the country'
and before the world; and that it is our fix
ed purpose to bring the actual perpetra
tors of these atrocious outrages and their',
accomplices to a sure and condign punish
RESOLVED, That Kansas should be im
mediately admitted as a State of the Un
ion, with hor present free constitution, as
at once the most effectual way of securing
to her citizens the enjoyment of the rights
and privileges to which they are entitled
and of ending the civil strife now raging
in her Territory.
ItPsoLvito, That the highwayman's plea,
that "might makes right." as embodied
in the Ostend Circular, was in every res
pect unworthy of American diploma
cy, and would bring shame and dishonor
upon any government or people that gave
it their sanction.
iißsot.vse, That a Railroad to the Pa
cific Ocean, by the moat central and prac
tical route, is imperatively' demanded by
the interests of the country, and that the
Federal Government ought to render im
mediate and efficient aid in its construction
and as an auxiliary thereto, the immediate
construction of an emigrant route on the
line of the railroad.
RESOLVED, That appropriations by Con
gress for the improvement of Rivers and
Harbors, of a national character, are de
mended for the accommodations of our
existing com:nerce, and Congress is au
thorized by the Constitution, and justified
by the obligations of government, to pro
tect the lives and property of its citizens.
Montano, That we invite the afiilia•
tion and co-operation of the men of all par•
Col. Fremont's Beef Supplies.
The Democratic papers are vaporing consid•
orably in relation to certain contracts made ,
by George W Barbour, 'United States Indian
Commissioner, with Colonel Fremont, with
regard to supplies of Beef, which the New
York Eeening Post explains, to the satisfac
tion of the most prejected caviller. These sop.
plies were to conquer the. Indians wills in Cali
fornia, food being found by the Commissioners
both cheaper and better ammunition for fight
ing red men than powder and ball. Fremonk
proposals were lower than any others received '
and were accepted. He could afford to offer
better terms than' any of his competitors, he
had greater powers vf endurance than most
men; ho had more experience in fighting or
managing Indians, through whose territory,
for a distance of some three hundred miles,
the animals hal to be driven, and he was with.
al much more ready to expose his life to the
perils of such an enterprise than any one else
in that region. He fulfilled his contract agree.
ably to its stipulations, and went to Washing
tot, fur his money. The auditing department
said, Mr. Commissioner Barbour had no right
to make contracts, in the name of the Govern.
ment, to feed the Indians. He only had pow.
•er to make war or peace with tliem. Col. Pre
' mad went to Congress, and asked them to or ,
• der his bills to be paid. The subject was re•
furred to a committee of the 33d Congress, In
.composed of the following gentlemen ;
Jawed L. (At, of South Carolina, Chairman
Lien.hemin, Eastman, of Wisconsin, Gain.
sha A. Crow, of Pennsylvania, Edward C.
Ball, of Ohio, Augustus E. Maxwell, of Flo,
ida, Daniel 11. Wright, of Mississippi, Alfred
! A. Green Wood, of Arkansas, Benjamin Pan
! gle, and Milton S. Latham. of California. All
of theso geuttemen were Democrats, except
, Beal, now a Filhnore, and Pringle, now a Fre.
Imoat man they were Whigs. All are now
Buchanan Representatives, except the two
mentioned, and Grwe and Eastman the latter
I now dmil. Laliram is the present Collector of ,
San Fra ncisco.
On the 14th day of July, this committee
'nude their report, in which they state that the
contact was conceived in n wise and humane
spirit ; that the prices were reasonable ; that
its terms were fairly and fully complied with.
''Cal. FIIENIONT," they say, "purchased a large
'lumber of beef cattle in the southern part of
the state, and hired drivers at a heavy cost, to
drive thcm to the designated place. The cat
'•tle were driven upwards of three hundred
miles, in the beat of Snitirner, in the dry sea.
son, nt great labor and exposure, and soma
fear hundred were lost or died on the route.—
. lie delivered to agent Barbour, and took his
reesipt therefor, one million two hunched and
toenty•lice thousand, five hundred pounds of
beef on the hoof (1,225,500 tbs.,) and accept.
el in paynient drafts drawn by agent Barbour
on the Secretary of the Interior, amounting
to one hundred and eighty-three thousand eight
hundred and twenty.live dollars ($183,825.)
These drafts were protested on presentation, no
appropriation having been made Sy Congress
from which they could be paid. Subsequent.
• ly, the treaties were rejected by Senate, for
reasons Whlch have not yet been tondo public,
and the Indians of California have been driven
from their lends and homes, and have received
no compensation from the Government, save
j the beef fnrnishe I them by Col. FREMONT, and
which he now asks the Government to pay
him for. The beef went into the hands of the
Government; whether it was all truthfully did
tribated animist the Indians, by the sub.agents
is not a question that is to affect the justice
and equity of the claim of Cal, rttnsrouT.—
I furnished thou agents of the Government
with a largo quantity of beef. Most, if not all
of it, was used in feeding the Indians; it was
furnished to comply with treaty stipulations;
it stopped the war, and restored peace to the
country. And still the Government now shield
itself irons the payment of this claim, and de.
solve a ruinoas loss upon one of its own cili•
ZCIIR, upon the technical pretext that the agent
had no specific authority to make the contract?
R•e have received the advantaged and benefits
of the contract, and your committee believe
that it is that we should pay fur it."
Both the Senators and both the Representa•
tives front California Messrs. Weller and Oulu,
and Messrs. .1./eXuga/ and Lathan., united in
saying that Fasmosx earned his money, while
all the members of Congress from Kentucky,
including Beeekin.ridyc, the Buchan
an candidate for Vine President, united in
testifying to the unexceptionable character of
Mr. Commissioner Barbour. The committee
reported unanimously a bill fur the payment
of' the Colonel's account, and it passed the
House unanimously, though presented on "Oh•
jeetion day," as It is termed, when a single ob
jection would have been
surliov. Goorge Korner, late :Democratic
Lt. Uovertior of Illinois, an able speaker, and
a popular and iothiantial wan, is rauvasaing
that State in favor of Freesoilism and Fremont
and 1 triton .
VOL. XXI. NO. 40.
Now if Buchanan is an old bachelor, he
proves by his political somersaults that ho is as
young, and supple as any of his rivals in the
political gymnasium. Intim year of grace one
thousand eight hundred aid fstlysix, and in the
sixtysixth year of said James's age, ho makes
one grand tumble from the position he so long
held and defended on the Missouri Compromise.
Ho changes his position as easy as the 'little
joker" under the thimble, and we warn the
friends of freedom is Pennsylvania not to trust
the safety of their cause in the hands of so wi
ly and unreliable a politician. Below wo give
a few points in leis history :
"Reduce our nominal to the standard of pri
°es throughout the world, and yen 'corer ti
country with benefits and Weseusile."—Jan
litechunan'a epeech in the U. S. Settae,, Jo',
"Harrison for President l—n
—n feeble , old granny
"Havinfz urged the adoption of the '1
Compromise, the inference is irre.:isi
Congrese lute the power to legislate upon. .
subject of slavery in the Territories. I
to the Missouri Compromise with greater me.
city Owl , ' ever."—Buchanan's WA, to 2:
ford, Ally. 21, 18.18.
t'The recent legislation of Congress (rope .'
of Missouri Compromise) respecting doniesti
slavery —derived as it has been Num the urigi
sal and pure fountain of legitimate politica.
power—the will of the majority—premises ere
long to allay the dangerous excitement. This
legislation is (unclad uponprinciples as ass
cient as free government itself."—Bachanan's
letter accepting nomination.
"I am no longer simply James Buchanan,
but the Platform of the party who. nominee I
Po."—.Buchanan's Spcceh to Au Keyskm.
Fremont and Buchanan.
It is worthy of remark that all the attacks
upon Col. Fremout, or nearly all, have origin
ated in Washington. Even those which am
borne to us from the far distant shores of the
P. aeific, are contained in letters from Washing.
ton to the California papers. They all arise
from the same pen. Through tine thin gauze
of the Bigler agency, the hand of Hr. Buch•
anus himself the defamer of his only formida
ble or dreaded rival, may be plainly discerned.
It is not likely that the republican tide
of President will ever grace Mr. Buthanen's
name. But another and a different title he has
fully and persistently earned; it is that of elan
derer. Ile it was who first gave canon; and
plausibility to the "Bargain calumny en the
gallant Clay." Mean-spirited, ho begged of Mr.
Clay not to exposo him as the author of the
slander which cheated the great Kentuckian
out of the Presidency. Thick of the eagle
concealing through life the peisened shaft time'
motives of generosity toward the base hand
that sped it! Lo, from his grave a thousand
barbed arrows spring up. and point toward the
assassin. how the reviler turns upon the young
end chivalrous Fremont, as to the victim for
his venom. Let the people of America, when
they read the base attacks upon the unsullied
mine of Fremont, reflect that James Bur:lran.
an is their author. Justice to the living—kis.
tice to the dead—let justice be dealt at the else
tion in November.
The Atrocities in Kansas.
The Pitlsbur,7 Gazette says, we were favor
ed yesterday with a visit from Mr.Jeffries, who
has just returned from Kansas. He was in
Leavenworth at the time Phillips was murder
cd, and was an eye-witness of the terrible out•
rages perpetrated by the ruffians at that place.
He 311. w the scalp, warm and bleeding, which a
brutal Missourian had torn from the head of a
free State man murdered by his hands, and
Which he was bearing about the town on the
point of a butcher knife, displaying it as a tro
phy before the eyos of the people ; and tin was
witness to many other heart•ry-ading scenes.—
lle assures ns that, instead of the accounts be
ing exaggerated, the ono-tenth part has not
been told; the full history would be an accumu
lation of horrors from the contemplation of
which the public mind would instinctively re
coil. The unhappy victim front whom the
scalp was taken, was one of those who testified
before the Kansas Commission ; and Mr. Jef
fries tells us that every man who gave testimo
ny before that commission is hunted down
a wild beast, and killed, if he comes within she
reach of the Border Radians. Mr. Joni. ,t
a farmer of this county—a plain, substantial
man, and one whose veracity is unimpeacheo
I'OESIDSTIAL VOTE Ok"THE.BOOK TRADM.-
The publishers and stationers, representing
all portions of the country, at their semiannual
trade salo yesterday took a vote, and thus dig
closed their preferences on the Presideticy
Two of those who voted tor Buchanan were
Canadians. Alter the vote it was resolved to
meet on Thursday, at 12 o'clock, at the sales.
room, corner of White street cud Broadway;
and to unwell in procession tc congratulate the
President of their choice. A number of authors
and literary men, all of whom must hare a cer
tain professional sympathy with Col. Fremont,
will unite with the booksellers in dein., hel l o,
to the Republican candidate.—.W. I'. That.
Chia of TUX PLANK.9.—The Cincinnati plat
form is a remarkable structure, fur it is thit
which the people are to vote for or against in
this contest. Here is one of the planks :
Resolved, That the Administration of Frank
!Ito Pierce had been true to the Democratic
principles, and therefore true to the interests of
the country; in the thee of violent opposition
he has tuaintained the lane at home,and there
fors we proclaim bar our unqualified admira
tion of his measures and policy...lM
How many Northern Democrats ale withn
to endorse that?