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WILLIAM BREWSTER, 1 EDITORS,
SAM. G. WHITTAKER,
Oh, State, prayer•founded l never hung
Such choice upon a people's tongue,
Such power to bless or ban ;
As that which manes thy whisper Fate,
For which on thee the centuries wait,
And destinies of man.
Aertiss thy Alleghaniau chain,
With groanings front a land of pain,
The west wind finds its way
Wild•wailing from Missouri's flood,
The crying of thy children's blood
Is iu thy ears today.
And unto thee, in Freedom's hour
Of sorest need, God gives the power
To ruin or to save,
To wound or heal, to blight or bless
With fruitful field or wilderness,
A free hotuo or a gravel
Nay, more; transcending time and place,
'rho question of the human race
Is thine to solve anew;
Ard, trembling doubtful on thy breath,
A thrill of life or pang of death
Shall reach the wide earth through.
Then let the Virtue match thy Crime,
Rive to the level of the time,
And if n son of thine
Betray or tempt thee, Brutus-like,
For Fatherland and Freedom strike,
As Justice gives the sign.
Wake, sleeper, from thy dream of ease,
The great Occasion's forelock seise,
And let the North-wind strong
And golden leaves of autumn he
Thy corona! of victory
And thy triumphal song!
EA L \
t , t,
New 'Democratic' Doctrine.
Slavery not to be confined to the
Negro Itace, but to be mode the
universal condition of the
T he people of the free States have so
long yielded to the arrogant demands of the I I
slave oligarchy in the South, that the latter
has come to think it can carry any areas
ure it ie es fit, no matter how degrading it
may be to the character ef the free white
men of the North.
Not many years ago, the Southern slave.
holders were contented to have their '•hu
man chattles," protected in the States
where they held them.
Next, they demanded and secured five
slave States from acquired territory, (Lou
isiana, Fiorida, Arkansas, Missouri and
Texas,) while the free States have only se•
cured two—lowa and California.
Next the slave power demanded all the
'territories, and broke down the Missour
Compromise, which secured a part of those
territories to free labor.
Next, they demanded the right to come
into the free States with their slaves when-
ever they choose, and stay as lung as they
please; and the United States Courts seem
about to yield to them, and grant this out.
But the last, the crowning, the diaboli
nasurription is, that slavery is not to be
confined to the NEGRO RACE. but must
be made to include laboring WHITE BEN
also. 'Phis doctrine, which is so monstrous
and shocking, as almost to seem incredible,
is now openly nvowed and defended by ve
ry ninny of the newspapers and of public
men, that support James Buchanan. To
slenw the exact extent and nature of this
doe , one of enslaving WHITE MEN, the
following extracts from Buchanan papers,
and speeches of Buchanan men are given,
't he Richmond Examiner, one of the
leading Democratic papers of Virginia, ar
dently supporting Buchanan, t,vo weeks
ago, card :
"Until recently, the defence of elavcry basin
bored under great difficulties, because its apolo
gists (for they were mere apologists,) took half
way grounds. They 'confined the defence of sla
very to mere negro slavery ; thereby giving up
the PRINCIPLE, admittingthe OTHER. forums
of slavery to be wrong.
The old line of deTence, however, is new
changed. The South now maintains that sla
very is right, natural and necessary, esiy- e n d
dues not depend on difference of COMPLEX
ION. The laws of the slave States justify the
balding of wrirrE MEN IN 492
Another Buchanan paper, the lending
one in South Carolina, says :
"Slavery is the natural and normal condition
ofthe laboring man, whether wurrE or black.
The great evil of derthern free society is, that
it is burdened with a servile class of MECHA
NICS sod LABORERS, unfit for self-govern
ment, and yet clothed with the attributes and
powers of ettiaens. Master and slave is a rela
tion in society as necessary as that of parent
and child ; and the Northern States will yet
have to introduce it. Their theory of free goy
ernmeut is a delusion.".
There's "Democratic" doctrine for you,
with a vengeance ; "our theory of free
government a delusion,"—..laboring men,
whether white or black, to be slaves,"—
Verily, matters are cowing to a pretty pass
In a recent speech by Mr. Reynolds,
Buchanan-Democratic candidate for Con•
gross from Missouri, that gentleman dig.
tinctly asserted that—
"Tit e same construction ofthe power of Con
gress to exclude slavery from a United States
Territory, would jnstify the Government in ex
cluding foreign horn citizens—GEßMANS
HUSH, AS WELL AS NIGGERS."
Dere a Missouri Democrat classes GER
MANS AND IRISH indiscriminately with
So much for extracts from "Democratic"
newspapers. !Now for a few from Demo
cratic speeches :
S W. Downs, late Democratic Senator
from Louisiana, in an elaborate arid care
fully prepared speech; published in the
Washington Gh,be, says :
"I cell upon the opponents of slavery to
prove that the white laborers of the North
are as happy, as contented, or as comfort.
able, as the S avis of the smith. In the
South the slaves do not suffer one tenth of
the evils endured by the white. laborers of
the North. Poverty is unkown to the
southern slave; for as soon us the master
of slaves heroines too poor to provide for
them. he into them to others, who e di take
care of them. This, sir is one of the ex
cellencies of the system of slavery, and
this the superior condition of the Soniliern
slave user the Northern white laborer."
According 'o Mr. Downs, then, (good
Democratic authority.) all that the North
ern while laborer requires is somebody to
sell him when he falls into poverty ! Ad•
minable philoathrophy ! Beautiful Dem
ocracy ! !
Mr. L. 11. Goode, another Atchison
D.onocrat of Nlissouri in a recent speech
against the Free State men of Kans is.
nounced the LABORING two as “WlliTE
t.ENATOR 13U L'LER, (the tut,', of
"As,a,io" Brooks.) a shining light in the
Democratic galaxy, dechred in a speech
in the 1 1 . S. Senate thi3 session—
'Filet men have no right to vote unless pey
are timsea:eil or nrniii.rty as requirM by
enn,iitutinn tiouth Carolina. lhere tio
wan can vote utilasa he owns lea nep'oea, or real
estate to the rah, of lea th.usand dollars:'
And this is the doctrine which “Dein
sentry," so-called, would introduce in
JAMES BUCHANAN, the Presiden
tial candidate of the men and of the party
who hold these odious views, advocated the
doctrine in the United States Senate, of
reducing the ‘VAGES of AMERICAN
OPERATIVES and LABORERS to the
Europ an dumb, rd, which is known to be
about TEN CENTS A DAY. What a
fit candidate Mr. Buchanan is for those
who would make WHITE 3IEN
JOHN C. FREMONI', the flue Re
publican end true Democrat, who has
worked his own way from poverty to great
ness, pays the following high tribute to the
dignity of FREE LABOR, and yet his
enemies have the meanness to assert that
he is a slaveholder. Col. Fremont never
owned a dollar in human flesh. Hear
what he says about lite labor."
~F REE LA BOR—the natural capital
Which constitutes the real a' Wilt of this
great country, and creates that intelligent
power in the masses, alone to be relied on
as the bulwark of FREE INSTITU•
Kansas as it is.
GOV. GE.IRY 1)1,117XO FREE
SOILEAS 0 ri' I'S4S.
The Squatter Sovereign, the organ of
Atchison and "the Border Ruffians" in
Kansas, says that Gen Ricci, with an ar
my of Missourians, numbering 5,700, re•
fused to obey the proclamation of Geary,
and was, marching against Lawrence,
when Geary, instead of dispersing them
with the United States troops under his
command, made a compromise with Ried,
and took 500 of the Ruffians into his ser
vice, contrary io the statement made in
his Proclamation. Finding himself una
Ole to resist the combined forces of ;Mis
sourians and United States troops, Lane
abandoned Lawrence, which has been tri•
umphantly entered by Geary, the Missou
rians and United States soldiers.
Geary then sent off two hundred tlni•
ted Sta es soldiers to c,iptuie the fugitive
freesoiler. A body of these men were
encountered in which, it is reported, that
a number of free-soilers seem killed, and
ninety-five captured. Geary has under-
taken to expel the whole body of free-sail.
erafrnin the territory. Leavenworth is
depopulated; Ossawatomi is burnt, and
Lawrence is purged of all its free-soil in
habitants. These were the principal free
boil setilemente, and the muss flourishi.lg
towns in Kansas territory, Lane and his
men have fled towards Nebraska, and Gea•
" LIBERTY AND UNION, NOw AND FOREVER, ONE AND INSEPARABLE. "
HUNTINGDON, PA., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1856.
ry with the United States troops were
in pursuit of them. The 500 enrolled
Missourians are now considered bona fi e
settlers, while the free State men are driv
en out and imprisoned. The election for
a new territorial legislature to, k place on
the lot of October. All the election offi
cers were appointed by the Legislature
elected by the Border Ruffians. No man
can vote unless be takes an oath to sup
port and carry out the provisions of the
Fugitive Slave low, A new pro slavery
legislature will be elected, and then the
chains will be, riveted upon the unhappy
freemen of Kansas.
We never had any confidence in the
impartiality, honor or good faith of John
W. Geary. If he does anything good,
manly, brave or generous in Kansas, we
mill confess we have formed an error.eous
opinion of the man. Geary has always
been a Democratic partizan ; but his ac
tivity and zeal arose not from honest polit
ical convictions, but from a conviction that
to sustain that party was his own self in•
wrest. Ile is avaricious and intensely
selfish. If he thinks it is his interest to go
with the Southern men, he will do so to
almost any extreme. ills mind is exactly
of such a kind that he will be very likely
to conceive it to be hi• interest to coociliate
the t...:outh to drive off Northern competi
tion, to estobli , li himself firmly in power,
and thus pave the way for future honors
and lucrative land speculations.
The Condition of Kansas,
For the moment, the Free-State reuse
in Kansas is prostrated. Its enemies re.
vel in the pessession of uoconte,ted pow
er. They are about to hold an • election
to ratify and confirm that power. In that
election, the Free State men will have just
ouch a fortune us the Border Ruffians shall
vonch,fe them. If the 'Free-State torn
should generally resolve to vote—as we
resume they will not—their Pro taavery
eater-cuerd,, or teem ay
chadeoging, and applying test oaths. Or
they can let theta vote nod overbear them
by an influx of dolor votes who will claim
to he new actual residents. Or they may
drive them from the polls, as they did in
so many districts in March of last year ;
or hunt them out of the Territory, as they
did when they found them likely to carry
the late Charter Election in Leavenworth.
Whatever the'Free State men arty carry
in or gain by this election will he. just
what their enemies choose fcr aopearance
sake, to concede them.
But there is an election at hand which
the Bortkr Ruffians cannot mann.2e, and
we trust their allies cannot carry It is
that of a new President and Congress by
the American People, This election is
the last hope of Kansas. Slavery is now
intrenched on her soil behind what is false
ly pronounced Low, with Federal cannon
grimly studding the back ground. And
unless this law be proclaimed and treated
as the iturrudent fraud it truly is, Slavery
ions firmly fastened on Kansas as on Mis•
John C. Fremont is the candidate, and
only candidate, of those wh t stand for Free
Kansas and scout the bloody imposture of
the bogus ' , Territory laws." If he is dec
d those laws fall, and Freedom raises
`it their stead. If he is beaten, Free Lu•
bar in Kansas is dead, without !tripe of
resurrection.—N. V. 7'ribuize.
Maine, She Has.
How the Victory was Won in Maine.
Governor Hamlin, of Maine, delivered
a epeeoh to the Republicans of Philadel•
phis, on Monday night last, and among
other good things he told his hearers how
the election wus carried in the Stato of
Maine. if the friends of Fremont and
Dayton in Pconsylvitoia, will imitate the
example of their brethren to the• Pine Tree
State,' our old Commonwealth will roll up
a majority fur the people's candidates be•
yood the most sanguine expectations of
friend or foe. Governor Hamlin says :
"It was a contest there in the State ;it
was a contest there in the county ; it woe
a contest there in the towns and cities ; it
was a contest there in the wards tiod in
the school districts ; aye, sir, fur the lust
weeks tans to man. face to face, and eye
to eye. It was a contest in which every
man who loved the free land under which
we live, rallied to the cause. 'The farmer
calm) from his plough—the mechanic from
his workshop—the professional nun from
his office ; and we ull engaged shoulder to
shoulder, and stood like serried ranks of
infantry. We had the cohorts of official
power upon us, but we heat them back,
and we vindicated the faith of our fathers."
1 qt;iliilp;iiija o'slollg.
despise us. They cull us ' , Greasy Me
chanics," ' , Filthy Operatives," and 'small
fisted Farmers doing their own drudgery,'
and , 'unfit to asst.caue with a southerti
gentleman's body servant,"—and being
gentlemen, no doubt they believe what
they say. 'flue political power of that
section is in their hands, from the ignorant
and depressed condition of our fellow wor
king men there—the ' , poor whites," as
they call them. These aristocrats des
ire to extend this system over all the terti
tories of the nation. To extend it over
the territories is to give them supreme
power in the government, and than they
will extend it over us, and as one of them
has boasted, they will ' , call the roll of
slaves on Bunker Hill."
Free working men of Pennsylvania,
shall they do it The present Presiden
tial contest is to decide. The best inform
eel of all parties new coocede that our
State has the casting vote. We know
that with us, the working, men, lies the
power to cast the vote of this State as we
choose. For whom shall it be given
Naturally, we look to the Democratic
Par ty, the avowed champion of the righ s
of Mill. Twice it has stood in he la each
for tie. Under Jefferson, it struck down
federalism, and asserted the true demo
cratic principle of tl a right and the shill
ty of the musses to govern themselves.—
Under Jackson it conquered the combine-1
tion ti hich sought. by chartered privileges
to capital, to give it an undue andvantage
over labor. Endeared to the people by
these great services to them and to the
cause of freedom, we turn, in this our
third great struggle, to our -tried champi
on. Under what banner does he now I
fight our battle ?
''Non interference with slavery in the
Teri ituries, or in the District of Colurn
bin "—Cincinnati platform seventh retio•
The whole territory of the frier tnittle
as free anal secure to the sh , reitolder as is
now the Ili:trill of Colttobia!
1 'l'o hide from no the full extent of this
wholesale surrender of the rights of the
working men, they tell us that each new
formed State may prohibit slavery by the
popular vote. That is, it must be a slave
State until ready fur admission—then it
may abolish slavery. Du any of the slave
States abolish slavery ? But it is need
less to argue that the present Democratic
Party isfighting the cause of the slave
holder. The simple fact that almost the
entire force of the South—certainly twelve
, out of fifteen States—is ranged under its
ss is ,
1.4-1 banne oueln to he enimoh for conviction.
But again, they tell us that all this MIRA
OF TRH be suffered in the sacred cause of equality
fi r ,, , under the Constitution. Brethren, consi
"0 ,S.s. fa, IF-a/LC/0
e, tier this.
The slaveholder must be allowed to go
To Tiimit into the territories with his pr , perty. no
matter of wh kind. 'te orking man
FELLOWWORKING MEN, of att the North at
canstot go th h ere w
-11 1712 111 . 1 A. sonal digiti'y and stlfircspect. Is this
The undersigned, working men of the The slaveholder goes there, and his
Freedom's Trumpet Call to Penu'a.
To the rescue I Pennsylvanians I
To the re•eue, one and all !
Grandsire, father, son ar.d brother,
Wake to Freedom's dying :all.
Now or nerer !
Shall she stand, or shall she full?
See our flog half mast and drooping,
Lowered by Douglas' dastard hand;
Once to all it gave protection,
Now to only half the land.
North and South the reins demand I
See the smoke of plundered dwellings,
Rising through your Virgin sky ;
See the crimson torrents flowing,
Where our brothers slaught,•red lie I
• Border Rtt!
Laws of God and man nay !
Keystone of the glorious lirtion,
Which our frthe•s built of yore ;
Keep the Union where they placed it,
Or that stone you are no m n y e ,
Keep the prairies
Free, and free forever to,,re
Freedom then was t f the trition,
Slesyry 'A.4 by the State ;
Now that some would change their plates,
Waken ere it be ton late.
Yours the Itt.l!nt
That will turn our count, y's fate.
Many eyes are upon thee,
Of the notion and the iVer:i ;
Now, of all thous in thy hilt, y,
Should thy banner be uncoiled.
"From your bloody sent l‘e hurled!"
Mare thine eye upon the trait
Who would strike o sttbtil,, blow ;
They would bribe thee, they nod buy thee
rarough thy pride, to lay :bee low.
For onr eon try,
Not alone the State we go.
On the bell of Independence.
Rung, by Freedom's saint.:! band ,
Thus it rends, the sacred mo !o :
“Liberty thron.,:h all the lsnd."
fling with mig'lty heart ud hand
pent:viva:lin ! head the coffiimn,
In the battle of the free ;
Yours will be a double glory,
In the shout of victory.
God will bless you,
When you strike for liberty.
Once upon the highest summit,
Of the Rocky Mountain chain,
Might befit:oll the grout Pathfinder,
For our flag that height obtain
Let him raise that flag ugnin I
city of Pittsburg, convinced that our inter- wealth makes it easy to educate his chit
ests ns rt . chiss are seriously involved in the drew where he pleases. The working
present political struggle, send greeting to man goes, but how are his children to be
you, our fellow working men in Pennsyl• educated? Shivery abhors the "abstains
vania, asking your aid in the protection of tine of free schools." Knowledge fur the
our common rights, now in great peril.— I Rich, Ignorance for the Poor! Is this
We hold it to be a part of the system of I equ dity ?
free goVernruent, that each class of the too- I The shtveholder may go there and cover
ple should understand and upheld its own ; his thousands of acres with slave till ,ge,
rights. Concessions in issuers of subor ; finding new 'soda again when those he
dinate importance must be made for the holds ;re dftolated by this baneful system
sake of general harmony and the public i To insure him this advantage, the bread
welfare, but whop a question arises iavol. western plains ore to be taken from the
ring the political equality of a class, male free working man, although, with this re
constitutional rights of its individual Inca, fogs gone, low wages and d,rodence
hers, stern resistance becomes a duty. must be his portion. Shut out Coon slave
"Eternal vigilance,"—vigilance of tit° territories by his self respect, which obli
people against their leaden—"is the Price ges hint to shun competition with slave la.
of liberty." Su we are told by one of tine e or, his condition in the overervwded free
leaders—one of the foremost imag the States soon resemhles that of the working.
founders of our con,!ittnion. Fellow man of Europe. Low wages for freemen
working men, we believe that this vigi• that slaves may be profitable ! Is this e
lence is called for now. Wmbelieve that quality I
a great scheme is in progress which en. I The slaveholder going there is to carry
dangers our most cherished rights,— I with him a property qualification. For
11 e cull upon you to look to your interests every five slaves owned by him he is to
yourselves, judging by facts as they stand, have three extra votes. What qualificati n
and disregarding party prejudices and in. can the working nrm of the free States cc.
terested, office hunting advisers. Some quire that shell enable him to offset this
of these facts, it is thu object of this advantage. ? None. Is this equality
dress to lay before you. We are neither Free working men of Pennsylvania!
politicians . nor office seekers. Wo would need we ask you you will support n par
speak with you as brothers: if we err, lot ty with such principles as these Is it
us inert with a brotherly forgiveness; if not the combination of this party with the
we speak the words of truth and soberness, Southern aristocrats which makes them
let us have the hand of brotherhood in dangerous to us
the coining contest.
Look then at the facts,
In another section of our country exists a threatens us 1 W hate ver attachment some
practical aristocracy, owning Labor, and of us may have had, or do now have, for
made thereby independent of us. • With ' the American party, wo are convinced that
them labor is servitude, and freedom is on- an overshadowing issue., dwarfing all minor
ly compatible with mastership. They I questions, now demands a settlement. It
11uw then shall we break down this great
combination, and avert the danger which
cannot be postponed. To neglect it is to
forsake it. If we would preserve the lib
erties for which our fathers fought and
died. we must now strike—once for all—a
blow at this aristocrat conspiracy. To
ma!:e the blow effectual, we must unite
with all the friends of freedom of whatever
name or party, postponing. for the time,
every minor issue.
Such was the aim of the convention
which nominated John C. Fremont. Dis
avowing all contiemion with past issues, it
called upon the friends of freedom, in all
the parties, to finite in opposition to slavery
aggression. In direct opposition to the
Democratic platform, it resolved as follows:
.We solemnly do deny the authority of
Congress, of a territorial kgisltture, of any
individual, or association of individuals, to
give legal existence to Slavery in any ter
ritory of the United States, while the pre
sent constitution shall be maintained,"
Here, Icllow working men, we find our
platform, and under this banner have we
enlisted to fight the battle of the rights of
man. If we ba'e spoken the truth, come
and join us ! If we have truly stated the
danger which threatens us and our poster
ity, if we have truly set forth the remedy
against it, can you help but join us ?
We who nadress you, have passed thro'
the same ordeal to which ice invoke you.
Those of us who were Democrats, bare
been forced to sever the ties which bound
us to the party we have loved and trusted.
We have been forced to disown the regu•
lar party noininationa and the regular par
ty platform. l'hose of us who were for
merly Wags, have been forced to accept
as our caedidate John C Fremont, who
has [Away. been and is a Democrat, solely
differing from that party now on the poli
cy of the Pierce administration and the re•
cent'y adopted platform These of us soh.,
were Americans have hero forced to forego
for the present, that party organization
under which we had hoped to curry out
our peculiar principles. We have all laid
aside minor differences in the face of a
great danger which has overshadowed mi.
nor ynroniniu, and hove pledged ouraelve.,
to an alliance for the preservation of the
territories against slavery. We have been
met with the cry of sectionalism, fanati•
cism ab ditionina ; but we are not alarmed.
On our side, proclaiming the same
ciples, in language too plain to be misun
derstood are Washington, Jefferson, Frank
lin, Adams, Monroe, Jackson, Islay and
Webster. With these guides, we feel
that we have not gone astray.
You cull yourselves freemen. Think
freely now on this great question. Cast
away old prejudices, beware of designing
leaders. Study the truth for yourselves,
satisfy your minds on the basis of facts and
common sense alone, and then strike for
yourselves, your fellow working men, your
Country and the flight.
Signed by one thousand working men of
READ 4.5.0 CT.
THE ill L 1:•DEI OP D . 1 1 VID BUF
The Salem, [Muss.,] Register, states
that David 0. Bufrum recently murdered
by the Border Ruffians of Kansns, was a
son of Mr. Edward Buflum, of that city,
and publishes the following letter received
by his father, giving an account of the
manner of his death:
LAWRENCE, Sept, 17, 1856,
To MR. EDWARD IiUFFUaI
Sir—lt becomes sty painful duty to in•
form you of the death of your son David,
which took place this morning at 'I o'clock,
The circumstances are that yesterday mor•
sing at 7 o'clock a company of Border Ruf.
flans were passing his house, when some
eight or ten of theta broke from the ranks
pursued him into his cornfield and shot
him, tie bull taking effect in the lower p:trt
'of bowels. After Laing shot, I, wade
out to getout in sight of my house, a n d
beckon to me son. who, with one of tny
neighbors went to him, and found Bun mor
tally wounded. He was taken to my house
and 'tardiest aid was sent for, but all to no
purpose. He deported this life this too,
Mon, twenty four hours after receiving his
wound. He requested me. hall an hour
before his decease, to write to you and
soy to you that he felt willing to die for
the cause of freedom in Kansas, Ile re
tained his senses to the last moment."
We learn further, from one who knew
Mr. Buffer well, that he was educate in
the peaceful tenants of Quakerism, end
was in all respects a worthy young man.
Ho was neither quarrelsome, intemperate,
nor given to any vice ; but he loved li'ier
ty, and for this he has net with a cruel twit
untimely death. tt hen, in the name it
our God, will such outrages cease t IV°
fear not until the present corrupt adminis
tration is hurled from power, by an indig
VOL. XXI. NO. 4:3.
The Words of a Veteran.
A public meeting of Democrats favora
ble to the election of Fremont and Dayton
was held in Philadelphia last week, Pro
minent among those in attendance were
John M. Read, Esq., Wiliiam V. Pettit,
'William J. Duane, formerly Secretary of
the Treasury under General Jackson, and
others of like years and experience. The
venerable Mr. Duane, in the course of hie
remarks, used the foil 'wing language :
"1 ant a Democrat. I have long been
in the ranks—and urn yet a Democrat
Sixty years ago, I stood under this roof,
and saw Washington surrenditi,g the seals
of office to his successor. At that nine
was a boy, in the office of the Philadelphia
' Gazette, learning the art and mystery of a
printer. The first article I ever eat up
with type was Washington's Farewell Ad.
dress. I cherished the principle of liber
ty very young. I attended whenever I
could obtain a few hours' liberty, to listen
I to that great man, Thomas Jefferson, who
sat there, just where Mr. Real sits now,
in this very rosin. Could there have be-n
a better school for me to learn Democracy?
Is it not natur. I, from my experience, that
I should know something about the pull
'tics of the day 1 Almost twenty three
years I have been out of political lite. 1
ri el at a loss non , hate to caution, My
tholiglitv —1 have so much to sny I Int re
always been a Dams rat and molting else
I ant every day denounced an a traitor, be
cause I wish to vale for principles, not
Iwen. I was in the State Legislature when
the claret y agitation took place—same for
ty years ago. I drew up resolutions at
that time denouncing the increase of the
...lave power. I book that I ens stiil in
the Democratic ranks I wish I raid
call up frmii their groves the men whit
worked with me some forty years emit If
I could we would have no s'n very agita
tion at present. I tun no office seeker—
ti e nor sought an office in my lire The
newspapers cannot soy this of toe. Mr.
Buchanan is well known to me, and if lie
at once; but as he is now taking a load up
on Iris shoulders, I Cililtiot carry 'ill mid
hiS too. I hope this ergati,i,ll 11 will
be earth., I out. It is au idea that shoull
I have bet•n broached long ago auilleinen.
t•ou not know my feelings in relation to
Halman Golden of Greene Co., Murdered.
We find the following in the Warless
burg Eagle of last week. Mr.
the gentleman spoken of, passed thinqh
this place, and we are to d was besoeched
by sonic of the "Democratic" lenders, not
to say anything of Kansas: it appears,
however, front the following. that he has
not followed their advice, lut dared to
speak the truth as freemen should. These
leader,7, don't like to heal the millins oc.
casioned by their precious bantling--pop
ular s.vereignty"—in Kansas. Here is
By the arrival of one of our own citi
zens from the territory of Kansas all the
rumors concerning the state of affairs in
that Eden of the World are confirmed
John Lindsey Esq., lately indicted for tree.
son, son of widow Lindsey, brings these
heart-rending accriunts. He tells us that
Holman Golden, Esq. one of our best
citizens, a noble youth, "the nabl. st work
of God, an honest man," has been murder
ed and klt upon the prairie, because he
preferred Freedom to Slavery. because he
would stand up boldly and avow his rights
l us a freeman should do and as freemen
will ever do. God of heaven ! how long
shal 01,3 t: things last. But more : All
of Il.vtry L. Pennock's sons have joined
Lane's unity and soon they inity be wel
ter:rig in their blood. To morrow the illth
—Lane's forces and Atchison's engage in
deadly conflict. God will ai the t "
Their devoted, loved, and putr;otic mother
told them rather than be murdered in tlt. it
homes, in the dead of night. to go 11,4
fight iu open combat and bare their bo
som's to the deadly buhets of an invading
foe. Richard we Ore iold has not
been seen for two works, from tim present
time and who else bay Mai hi* Mo.! does
not st,,in the lair !I/tibia of Kansas
• May [leaven protect hint if yet ohne.--
Dram (look and Robert left for I :ouneil
Bluffs, three or four hundred miles f..utu
Leavenworth. They are probably safe,
Leavenworth is surrounded w , th the Bor.
der . Rufhan wagons filled with sand. 411
pr•pe, Iv there is twills, ated. Mr. Lind.
sey had to conceal himself in the boat
which came down the klissouri. But we
hope that like the other exiled freemen of
I Kansas he will give an account of matters
and let all know whether they are *boll
' lion lies as lee have been told.