their favors as
P. Mi, Mouiinv
rs would oblige by liamling
early as Saturday morning,
Telegraph goes to press at
Arrival of the Asia.
Nkw Yoijk, Sept. 18.
The steamer Asia has arrived with Liverpool
iia • ■ !n Sat. titii.
Liverpool Cotton Market active, with an ad
vanecof 1-10 to J. Sales of the week 84,000
bales. S pi!Ctiluti»rs and exporters took 23,
Fail Orleans, 71d.; Fair Uplands, CJd.
Middling Uplands, 0i
'J'he weather being favorable to the harvests
- the Hour market has declined from Is. 6d to "
India Corn declinod from 6d to Is.
Money is more in demand, and rates advonc'
Manchester trade generally unchanged.
The Koval British Bank of London has fail
Wright, Junior & Co., quote Middling Mo
biles C 5-1G ; Middling Uplands 61.
Imports since the departure of last steamer
James McHenry quotes cotton advanced
1-1G. Holders offering freely.
Bullion in the Bank of England decreased
Goods and yams at Manchester have both
Havre Cotton ’.Market unchanged.
Sales of the week 8,000 bales.
Private letters received by the Asia state
that the sales of Saturday were 7,000 bales.
Market closed 6tendv.
The question of tlie Principalities is daily
becoming more complicated. Turkey postive-
)y refuses to consent to their union.
IVcw York market.
New York, Sept, 10.—Tho Cotton market
is firm with prices in favor of sellers. Sales of
the dav 1200 bales.
Nkw York, Sept. 20,—The Cotton market
is linn. Sales of the dny 1,000 bales. Sales
of the week 5000 bales. Middling Uplands
i IJ; Middling Uplands Mobiles 12.
The Fulton has cleared, with half a million
dollars in specie.
President Vigilance Committee Ar_
Nkw York. Sept. 18.—Coleman, the Presi
dent of the San Francisco Vigilance Commit
tee, who nrrived by the George Law, has
been arrested on the charge of arresting and
expelling James Mallony, while engaged in
guarding tho State arms. Coleman was bail
ed in the sum of $50,000.
Some wccks"ago wc asked the editor of the
Athens (Trim.) Post to explain to his readers,
why it was that tho friends of Mr. FILL-
MOKE ami Mr. FKKMONT had united upon
the same electoral ticket. The editor of the
Post tiatlv denied that such union had taken
place and called on us for the proof. Well,
here it is.
Wc take tho following from the Huntington
R Indiantt Gazette, a Fremont paper:
FOB MESIDENT :
JOHN C. FREMONT, of New York.
FOR VICK PRESIDENT !
WM. L. DAYTON, of New Jersey.
ELECTORS FOR THE STATE AT LARGE.
George W. Dunn, of Lawrence.
Andrew L. Osborne, of Laporto.
1. James G. Jones, of Vanderburg.
2. David T. Laird, of Perry.
3. John Baker, of Lawrence.
4. Win. E White, of Dearborn.
5. Fred. Jolinsonbaugii, of Wayne.
G. Henry H. Bradley, of Johnson.
7. William K. Edwards, of Vigo.
8. James Prather, of Montgomery.
!). Thoiuos II. Sontfield, of St. Joseph.
1U. John 11.11 we, of Lagrange.
11. Wm. B. Hale, of Wabash.
Tho following ticket is taken from the New
Albany Tribune, the leading Fillmore paper
FOR VICK PRESIDENT.
A. JACkSON DOXELSOX.
ELECTORS FOR THE STATE AT LARGE.
George W. Dunn, of Lawrence.
Andrew L. Osborne, Laportc. *
i l. James G. Jones, of Vanderburg.
2. David T. Laird, of Perry.
3. John Baker of Lawrence.
•1. Win. E. White, of Dearborn.
5. Fred. Johnsbnugli, of Wayne.
G. Henry II. Bradley, of Johnson.
7. William K. Edwards, of Vigo.
6. James Prather, of Montgomery.
9. Thomas S. Stanfield, of St. Joseph.
10. John B. Howe, of Lagrange.
11. William K. Hale, of Wabash.
We clip tho following from the same paper:
Coalition between Fillmore and Fremont.
“ The Fillmore State Convention of Indiana
have just UNITED with the FKEMONT or
BLACK REPUBLICAN PARTY, by nomi
nating the SAME ELECTORAL TICKET
for the State. If any of our Democratic friends
have been feeding themselves up with the hope
of u DIVISION among the American and Re
publican parties upon the State ticket, they
would do well to give up that hope as utterly
“The friends of Mr. Fillmore should now
go to work to secure a majority of the popular
vote of the State of Indiana for him; if they
Micci i'd, of which wc have no doubt, the Elec
toral vote will be cast for him. Let there bit
no CLASHING between the friends of FILL-
MOKE and FKEMONT, bccauso their caus-t
is ONE CiUSE. Let tho energies of the
friends of each be directed against Buchanan,
and wc will have no more slave soil to curse
Here is die proof, Mr. Ivins, from a Fill
more paper. Hew do yon like it? It is tint
way all your paper-, talk in the non-slavcholu-
ing States, while yottr papers swear in the
South that the EQlmore party is the only na
tional organization in the country. What hy
pocrisy! Let the reader mark that it was a
MILL'MORE STATE CONVENTION that
brought about this coalition. Does the editor
of tin' lVt want any more proof? Wo hare
r austaiueil the assertion wc made, by a Fillmore
■♦►jiaper, which ought to be good evidence with
the Post. There is one of two things very cer-
lain. t!ie editor of the Post is wofully ignorant
of what is going on North, or he is trying to
lead os tray the public mind. Which is it ?—
Cleveland (Tcnn.) Banner.
TUESDAY MORNING. SEPTEMBER 23, less.
FOR VICE PRESIDENT,
JOHN C. BRECKINRIDGE.
DEMOCRATIC ELECTORAL TICKET.
For the Stale at Large.. .WILLIAM II. STILES,
IVERSON L. HARRIS.
First District THOMAS M. FOREMAN.
Second District*........SAMUEL HALL.
Third District... JAMES S. RAMSAY.
Fourth District LUCIUS J. GARTRELL
Fifth District JOHN N. LEWIS.
Sixth District J. P. SIMMONS.
Sercnth District THOMAS P. SAFFOLD.
Eighth District.... THOMAS W. THOMAS.
Jark Downing’s Letter—An Expire
We had in print for this number of our pa
per another letter from “Jack Downing” which
was by fertile best of the series. Il lias bceno
mitted at the pari icular request of Mr. Knowle
the editor of the Journal & Messenger, who
imagined that it was personally offensive to
himself. We deem it right and proper for us
to state the circumstances under which Mr.
Knowles saw the letter, and then let the public
decide whether or not such conduct was alto
gether gentlemanly. For ourself we must say—
to characterize it by no harsher term—that
it was an unfair and unneighborly advantage.
The circumstances are these: during the fire
on last Monday morning, a part of our fixtures,
were removed from our office, and (without the
knowledge of the Editor or Foreman of this
gallies ” containing Jack
To Our Subscribers
The delay in the present issue of our paper I p a p er ) several
has been caused unavoidably by the recent fire Downing’s communication with other matter,
which compelled us to move a part of our fix- W ere carried to the Journal &■ Messenger of-
turcs and threw us behind in our work. | fj cc< as a place of security. Then and there,
Mr. Knowles, without any authority to do so,
read the communication, and immediately
In the last Journal & Messenger.its Editor, , „ , , , „ . „ ,
Mr. Knowles, threw down the gauntlet and 1 °pon us, the locum totem oTthe, Tele-
proposed to meet in public debate either Col
graph, to request its suppression. Tbe author
Alex M. Sneer, or theEdi.orVi'he~Tefc- I° f ^ Downing, in consideration of Mr,
graph. As* Col. S. immediately accepted the Bowles’ clerical profession and h» earnest ap
challenge, it is of course unnecessary for us to | ? eal , t0 WItbdraW th ?. le . ttcr .’ consent8 to do so ’
accept it also.
We are requested to state that the discus ... .,, ,
sion has been postponed by Mr. Knowle. | f***??* whatCT ? **
from personal reasons.
but desires it to be distinctly understood that
he will in no case withdraw another, as he is
If the editor’of tbe Messenger lays himself
open to criticism, as he has heretofore done, he
may expect to receive Jack Downing’s cen-
« Encourage Young Beginners.”
So said the philosopher Franklin, and so say I sure; and in our opinion just such a critic is
we in calling attention to the advertisement in needed to make would-be-smart people “at
another column of Messrs. A. M. Blackshear tend to their own business and let other folks
Si Co’s New Clothing Store, on Cotton Ave-1 alone,
nue, iu this city. Mr. Blackshear is well and
favorably known in this community as having I ^ i,con a,,d ** ,e Kansas Cause,
been connected for several years with Messrs. We observe that the cities of Coiumbus and
. L. Jones & Co’s Clothing Establishment. I Savannah arc comparing notes on the amounts
He has just commenced business on his own contributed by each, to the interests of tho
account, and wc sincerely hope that he will South ia Kansas ' Columbus gave early in
receive a liberal share of patronage. tUe movement, some twelve hundred dollars,
and Savanneh lately, a little over eleven hun-
EP* Our acknowledgements arc due to Hon. dred dollars, whereupon Columbus argues that
Robert Toombs for three volumes of the Ap-1 she has already done far more than Savannah,
pendix to the Congressional Globe. It is a when the wealth and population of the latter
very valuable and acceptable present, for which city are taken into the account. We are glad
our worthy Senator will please receive our to see a proper spirit of emulation between our
most sincere thanks. | Georgia cities upon this interesting subject in
„ the hope that it may lead to good results. In
Valuable Political rampl.lct. beha]f of 8avtlinah we are incHnod t0 that
We iiavo heretofore acknowledged the re- '
.. .ifshe is behind any other locality at last, it
ce.pt of a very valuable political pamphlet from ^ be th(J first time that her people have ev cr
tho office of that sterling democratic j been in this category after an appeal to them,
Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser and Gaz- for sakc 0 fany good cause. Whatever
ette. Our own copy has been so much in de- op ; nion may bc CDtertained of tLat dt in
mand, that we now take pleasure in informing l thcr rcspecU by any person or place> aU
the public that there are “afew more of the must admitthatfor a gen erous hospitality,
same sort” for sale at Boardman’s Book-Store and an cnlarged liberality, her citizens have
this city. We recommend it to public <rfr been distinguisbed From this cxposurc
speakers and all others who wish to be posted 0 f contributions we do not feel it indelicate to
on the present state of politics, as the most 8tate that Macon ha3 contributed eighteen
complete and reliable things of the kind that hundred dollarg> and ha3 now in the territory
has yet been issued. Priee oO cents, and cheap ( en or twelve gallant representatives, which
t h» t - so far is some better than cither Columbus or
Tlic Business Season. Savannah. But do not understand that we
The business season in Macon has fairly boast of this—no far from it. We confess it
opened. Our absentees have nearly all re-1 more in humiliation than pride. That a city
turned, Cotton is coining iu pretty freely, and I with 6000 population, embracing many of the
our Merchants are daily receiving their fall largest slaveholders, and wealthiest men of
and winter goods as will be seen from the va- the State, (many of whom hare not given one
rious new advertisements in our columns to I cent,) should send only that amount to be in-
whicb we would invite special attention. A vested in such a cause, while Gerrit Smith an
great deal of building is going on in all parts Abolitionist, one man, gave more than Macon
of the place, and in consequence of the late and Savannah combined, to destroy our rights,
destructive fire the services of the Mechanics is a burning shame.
will soon be in still greater demand and the And then comes Augusta with her Uirceliun-
old wooden stores that have been destroyed hundred and forty-three dollars. Yes, Augus-
will doubtless be replaced before long with ta with her large interest, and her abundant
substantial brick buildings. In a word Macon, means. Will notour citizens of means, in
at this rime, presents in all respects indications all our cities and throughout Georgia arouse
of growing prosperity which arc truly grati-1 from their indifference and shew our enemies,
fying to all who are interested in her welfare, j that we have both the will and the ability to
and above all onr city continues to be blessed defend our rights, wherever, whenever andhow-
by Providence with remarkably good health. eter assailed f
AID FOR GEORGIANS IN GEORGIA.
The Columbus Times proposes that the dif
ferent counties in Georgia send delegates to
convention to assemble in Atlanta, on Wed
uesday, 1st October next, for the purpose of
organizing a State Association, with affiliated
clubs in aU the counties, to raise men and
means for Kansas. This proposition seems to
meet with 'general approbation, and wc
ccrcly hope that it will be carried into effect
It is unnecessary to argue the importance of
such a movement. Our friends in Kansas need
our assistance, and it is certainly our duty
and ought to he our pleasure to help them.
We would have preferred our owu city for
the place of meeting, as it is more central and
accessible than Atlanta; and the Atlanta Ex
aminer suggests that the time be changed to
some day previous to or early after the first of
October, as the American party will hold their
Slass Meeting there on the second of the
mouth, and the two assemblies might conflict
But these are immaterial points. Let the time
and place be definitely fixed upon, and let us
hold a Convention, with full representations
from all quarters of the State, to adopt such
measures as may seem most expedient for sus
taining the pro-slavery party in tho Territory
We would suggest the propriety of calling
a meeting in Macon at an early day for the
purpose of appointing.delegates to the above
The pseudo-Whig Convention which assem
bled in Baltimore on the 17th inst., must have
been composed almost entirely of self-consti
tuted delegates—men who happened, at the
time, to be within convenient distance of the
place of meeting—for very few of the States
had previously appointed representatives. It
was made up mostly of Knownothings, with a
sprinkling of Abolitionists and possibly a few
so-called old fine Whigs. They sung “ balli-
lujah” to the Union, lauded Fillmore and the
greasy Tennesseean, and finally concluded
with the grave formality of ratifying the Know-
nothing ticket. They adjourned on the 18th,
to meet again in 18G01 The whole thing com
menced with bogus and ended in farce. That’s
On the first Saturday in October next, there
will be a grand Democratic rally of the people
of Jones, Twiggs, Bibb, Baldwin and other
counties, at Mountain Spring Church near
Griswoldville, on the Central Railrord, a short
distance below thb city. Among other speak
ers, Hon. A. H. Stephens, Hon. Rob. Toombs,
and Hon. Wm. L. Yancey have promised to
be present. It is worth going many miles to
hear either of these distinguished orators. Ex
tra trains will doubtless he run, and wc hope
our friends in Bibb will go down in sufficient
numbers to carry off the fine Banner which
will be presented to the largest delegation
Let the Unterrificd Democracy turn out in
full force on this occasion—let us have a glo
rious rally worthy of our strength and our
cause. A free barbecue will be given, and
ample preparations made for thousands.
Another Lie Exposed!
The Journal & Messenger of the 17th inst.,
gives currency to tho following willful false
hood, copied from a Black Republican sheet,
the Philadelphia Bulletin:
Withdrawal of Mr. Buchanan.
From tho Savannah Georgian.
Polities iu Kiindolpli County.
Cdtiiukrt, Sept. 12, 165G.
Messrs. H. B. Hilton Sy Co.
Sins I propose to give you a correct ac
count ot' politics in Randolph ; that you may
•ay (if you think proper) to the readers of tho
Georgian & Journal., that she will be almost a
unit iu casting her vote for Buck next Novem
ber. Tbe last election, as you know, was very
closely contested : every inch of ground was
disputed by tho opposition. If the election
was to bc held to-day, it is the honest convic
tion of tho " knowing ones,” that the Democ
racy would sweep the county by 750 majori
ty.* Nearly all the leading Americans declare
their intention of votiug the Buchanan and
Breckinridge ticket- A few, denouncing
fillin'o-e, say they will vote for Brooks. In
fine, their detestation of Fillmore is so great,
that bis name is never mentioned unless it be
Mr. Hull, Democratic Elector for this dis
trict will pddres.-. the citizens of this place and
county on Saturday, the 27th inst., at which
time and plate n sumptuous barbacnc will be
l. Free discussion is invited, but I be
lieve there are none to advocate the claims of
the opposite party in •• these parts.”
I remain respectfully,
Ciodej’s 1,ally's Book. j Democratic Meetings.
The Octobor number of this periodical has The Buchanan and Breckinridge Club held
come to hand, as full as usual of “ milk and two very large and respectable meetings in
water” litcrturc, would-be-finc engravings and Macon last week, at both of which telling
taudry fashion plates—tho whole reflecting but speeches were delivered by different gentle-
little credit either upon the taste of its pro- men.
praetors or tbe intelligence of its readers.— On Thursday night the Club was addressed
The main “feature” of this number is a re- by Col. A. M. Speer, of this city, iu a speech
markably gaudy picture entitled “tho Star of which was acknowldged by all to be one of
Dawn,” which is thus “hit off” by one of our the fairest, ablest and mosteloquent speeches
exchanges: of the season. He surpassed even himself, and
“ It has a steel plate “ The Star of Dawn,” I this, wc can say without flattery, is doing
personated by a rcd-hcaded young woman g,. eat dea j > Hon. A. H. Colquitt, of Dough-
dressed in the height of the fashion and spangled f „ d - characteristic speech which
all over with stars from the size of bird ‘shot I , , . , . V.
up to that of cow pens, green, yellow, blue, I worked a real revival in the Democratic
red and straw colored. She floats majestical- Church, and if it did not bring in many stray
ly over the heads of two intelligent gentleman, Knownothings the failure is to be attributed
n piggish-looking dog ami a coupleof fatslieep. ^ (heir own blindness, rather than to any want
One of the men has a blue coat and straps to I . . . . , . - .. . .
his trowsers. The lady shows her teeth in the °[™ r t ,a tbe 8 P ccch ' U “ ncedle / 8 t°
most approved stylo with the possessors of | that Mr..Colquitt, on tins occasion, fully sus-
Great Fire in Itlncon.
Many houses destroyed and immense less ot Property.
A little before day break on last Monday,
the 22d inst., our citizens were aroused by the
ringing of alarm bells and the cry of fire. The
causo of the fire is not known, but it was first
discovered, wo believe, on the premises of.
Mr. E. E. Brown on Mulberry street opposite ba * won from those who were fortunate enough
tained his high reputation as a public speaker.
On Saturday night, Hou. John A. Jones, of
Coiambus, delivered, for more than two hours,
remarkably clear and forcible argument
which both entertained and instructed his au
dience, who were alike pleased with the speech
and with the man. It was pronounced by all
effort “hard to beat,” and by it Mr. Jones
the Lanier House. It soon spread to the ncigh-
to hear him, the highest respect for his abili-
boring houses, which being mostly built of ty as an orator and his candor aud integrity as a
woo d rburnt very rapidly,notwithstanding the At hl3 our townsman,
- , Col. Lochrane, made a few eloquent remarks,
firemen and others were promptly on the spot 1
, , . ., I not being able to make a full speech on ac-
and used every exertion to stop the progress ^ 7,* ... ,
... a ,,, count of the lateness of the hour. His “scraps'
of the flames. They were not finally checked , . . ~
....... , . (as he modestly called them) were certainly
until they had consumed every building (ex- ' i i i
. . v .it-, -j e .k gems of the first water, and when he got
ccpt two) on tho Last side of the Square, , , ... ... ™ ,
. through, every body, like Oliver Twist, wish
bounded by Mulberry and Cherry, and First j ^ ,. mnrp ,, J
and Second Streets; they also crossed over
tho Alley and consumed several houses on the
cd for “more
These meetings were correctly described by
one of our friends as “genuine Democratic
love feasts.” At both of them the greatest
enthusiasm prevailed, showing that the Dcm-
list of the houses destroy- ocrac - v °. f lhis s “ tion are fu . U * ali ' T c , t0 tho
West side of the square, approaching so near
our own office as to render it in imminent dan-
cd, seme of which were owned by their occu
pants, and others by different persons: Dr.
E. L. Stroheckcr’s Drug Store; Day & Maus-
senct’s Jewelry Store; Pugh’s Daguerrcan
Gallery Clark & Pierson's Provision Store ;
Garey’s Boot Store; John L. Jones Si Co.’s
Clothing Establishment; Belden & Co.’s Hat
Store; Hernandez’s Segar Shop; Peter &■
Jaugstter’s Tailoring Establishment; Baird
Merchant Tailor’s Store; M. D. Barnes’ Jew
elry Store; C. A. Ells’ Provision Store;
Washington Hall Building; Boardman’s Book
Store; Goodman's Dry Goods Store; Mrs.
Audouin’s Millinery ; Agency of Marine Bank
of Savannah*; Agency of Mechanics Bank of
Augusta; Offices of Drs. Battle, Pye and Mat-
tcauer; Johu Rutherford’s Law Office, and
several other small buildings.
Most of these houses were partly insured.
Wc have not yet ascertained the entire loss.
Some of the occupants sustained heavy losses
and inconvenience from moving, &c. This is
one of the largest and most destructive con
flagrations that Macon has been visited with
for many years.
portant issues of the campaign. It is fast be
coming a “one-sided thing” in this part of the
Hon. J. C. Breckenridge has been compelled
to give up public speaking, it is stated on ac
count of ill health. He has returned home.
lion. IIoxvcll Cobb of Georgia.
The Philadelphia Peunsylvauiau, of lGtli
True to his promise, this eloquent son of
Georgia reached this city yesterday morning,
and may he found at the Merchant’s Hotel.
He spoke last evening at tho corner of Twen
tieth and Walnut streets, and will speak at
Indcpudecnce Square on Wednesday; at Kimb-
crville, Chester county, on Thursday ; at
West Chester, on Friday of this week—re
turning in time, «3 we hope, to address the
Democracy at some other points. Gov. Cobb,
is in fine health and spirits, and will be warm-
ly welcomed wherever he goes.
A correspondent of the New York Day Book
in goods, and all suffered more or less damage sa ^, : . f t,„ , ■
b The prospects for Buchanan and Breckin
ridge are improving in Michigan. We now
feel as though wc were out of the woods, and
can safely calculate upon carrying the State
It is stated that Mr. Breckinridge really
made a proposition to Mr. Buchanan at the
Wheatland, yesterday, on the subject of his
itbdrawal. The plan is to get Mr. Douelson
also to withdraw, and unite the Democratic
and American tickets in the persons of Fill
more and Breckinridge. Such a ticket Mr,
Breckinridge thinks will be likely to succeed
against Fremont and Dayton. What is to be
done about the two platforms does not appear.
Nor have we learned what response Mr. Bu
chanan made to the proposition.
Notwithstanding we are aware of the Journ
al Si Messenger’s predilection for one-sided
statements, we nevertheless appeal to it to do
a simple act of justice by copying the follow
ing paragraph from the Pennsylvanian, a pa
per which is in all respects perfectly reliable.
It disposes of this unquallified lie and its un
principled author in a very summary manner :
We copy the above paragraph from the Phil
adelphia Bulletin of last evening.
The editor of that paper is a member of the
Christian Church and day after to-morrow will
once more bend his knee at the altar of God,
with the profound self-conviction that in pub
lishing this paragraph he forged and uttered a
deliberate, unqualified, wholesale lie-
It will be seen that it is a clear and straight
ont statement which renders the guilt of the
knave who fabricated it all the more darning.
The oath of poor Uncle Toby which broke
from him in regard to the dying soldier was
wc arc told wiped out by tho tear of the angel
who recorded it, but a lie like this so cold
blooded and malignant, will stick to tho hypo
crite who made it to the last day of his life.
We believe our city contemporary who help
ed to circulate tho above contemptible fabrica
tion, is not only a “member” but a minister of
the “ Christian Church.” Enough said.
The Klcthodist Episcopal Church,
The Western Christian Advocate gives the
following summary of Southern Methodism:—
Southern Methodism has six bishops—the Rev.
Messrs. Soule, Andrew, Paine,JPierce, Carley,
and Ka7anaugh.—Two have died since its or
ganization—Drs. Capers and Bascom. They
nave to attend twenty-two annual conferences,
besides the Pacific, embracing an imensc re
gion, from Virginia to Texas, and the Indian
Territory. Some of these bodies aro very
large. In South Carolina there are over 45,-
000 colored members ; in Georgia more than
20,000. In Alabama nearly 20,000, cct.
Whole uumber of traveling preachers, 4,924 ;
superannuated, 150; local, 4,350; white mem
bers, 428,511; colored, 104,584; Indians, 3,-
757; total, 003,303. The increase last year
was over 23,000. The-S ou ^ lern Methodist
Church now numbers more than 300 missions
domestic and foreign, 270 missionaries, 70,000
mission members, with 25,000 pupils in tho
mission schools. There arc missions among
the people of color; the German population at
the South; the Indian tribe?; in China and
California, (now the Pacific Conference.) The
Society has been in existence since 18-15, and
from $68,000, its annual receipts have readi
ed nearly $170,000. Southern Methodism has
made rapid advances in its educational efforts,
having not less than 8.000 students in its num
erous colleges and academics. In 1845 its
Sunday School Society was formed. Now
there are over 2.000 schools, nearly 93,000
scholars, 14,0(M> teachers, and 17,000 volumes
in the libraries. Five thousand dollars have
been collected for the Tract cause.
FiltaMre and Doniioisoji lYoiuiiiat-
Baltimore, Sept. 10.—The Whig Conven
tion ifc-day unanimously nominated Fillmore
and Donnelson by acclamation, and passed a
resolution recommending them to the support
oft§fWl*»«f the Union. Perfect harmony
prisSjdlcdrBates. of Missouri, was President
Convention. Grand speeches,
platform is the (Continuation of Su-
iaey of the laws.
Editorial Correspondence of the Georgia Telegraph.
NEW YORK, 17th Sept. 1856.
jltr. Telegraph : I was in New Jersey yes
terday, and in conversation with several gen
tlemen who, from the drift of their talk, I pre
sume will vote for Fremont, found that they
were willing to concede that State to be very
donbtful. * The Buchanan men count upon it
with certainty. I saw the other day,'a gentle
man from the interior of Pennsylvania, who
from his high position and character must be as
well posted as any man there, ne says wc
need feel no anxiety about the old Keystone.
She will go for Buchanan by twenty thousand.
From Illinois I saw a gentleman today’, and
he says we are sure of that State beyond a
doubt, and that nearly all the Fillmore men of
Illinois of whom, by the way, he was one, will
concentrate their votes upon Mr. Buchanan.
The Maine election, however, has inspired
the Fremont party with a swelling confidence,
and they are already beginning to lay out an
administrative programme. I stumbled upon a
Fremont fugleman, the other day, who gra
ciously informed me that it was in contempla
tion to run a Fremont Electoral ticket in
Georgia, as the Colonel had “a great many
friends in that State.” “Ah 7” “Yes, and
how will it run in your judgment?” “I answer
that question, Yankee fashion, by asking an
other—“how would an electoral ticket’headed
no more non-slaveholding territory—no more
non-slaveliolding States run .in New York1"
Why, not at all!” “Then, how could you
expect a ticket for no more Slave States or
territory in Georgia. We believe 'our social
organization to be as good and as Constitu
tional as yours, and are just as unwilling to
put it under the ban of political proscription. 1
Thereupon followed a talk upon the ques
tions in issue, and the probable result ofFre
mont’s election, should it happen. The fugle
man was profuse in professions with regard to
the very conciliatory policy “we” intend to
pursue towards the South. He promised
Georgia one of tbe most important Cabinet
appointments under the new administration
and thought the name of the appointee would
astonish me were I permitted to hear it.
thought as much, for myself aud the gentle
men in question, whoever it might be.
I saw Fremont, the other day—a dark com
plexioned, swarthy man of 43—though some
seven years younger in appearance. I should
say he is about fire feet eight in height, and
weighs 140. His forhead is low, but broad—
eyes deep set and very close together—nose
(his best feature) long and straight—and no
thing, either in face or manner, to found a fa
vorable opinion upon, in respect either to
character or talents. An inferior, or at least
ordinary looking man—such an one as, among
a thousand strangers, would be about the last
designated as a candidate for the Presidency
The luxuriant, brigand development of hair
and whiskers which delight the Jessie Clubs
in his pictures, are minus in the original, and
far from being abundant. Ilis beard strag
gles thinly over a considerable surface and his
black hair uniquely parted in the middle is
manifestly beginning to assume the same con
sideration. J. C
From the Federal Union, Sept. 1C.
Col. Flournoy’s Letter.
We cheerfully comply with the request of
Col. Flournoy, contained in the note below
Sandkrsvillk, Sept. 10. 1856.
Gentlemen: Yon will oblige me by giving
the following communication an early insertion
iu your paper.
R. W. Flournoy,
To the Public.
After an absence of a month from the State,
I was mortified on returning home to find any-
doubt expressed in any quarter a3 to my polit
ical position. I am consoled, however, in sup
posing, that whoever has, for a moment, doubt
ed where I stood, must have possessed a very
limited knowledge of my character, and none
whatever of my feelings I did not suppose
my position was a matter of any consequence,
but as it seems to have been of sufficient im
portance to be misrepresented, it is at least
due to myself that 1 should distinctly state
what it is.
There were other gentemen whom I prefer
red to Mr. Buchanan, and whom I should have
been pleased to see nominated in stead of him
self, not because 1 doubted the soundness of
Mr. Buchanan, hut because he is rather too
conservative, or in other words, he is not qnite
fast enough for me. But after his nomination,
I became perfectly satisfied, as I should have
been satisfied with any man nominated by a
national convention of the Democratic party;
unless by any possibility that nomination had
been conferred upon either Mr. Van Buren or
Mr. Fillmore, then I should not have support
ed either of them.
So far as Mr. Fillmore is concerned, he is
tiie last man on earth I would support for any
office; in fact there are no combination of cir
cumstances that could possibly arise that could
induce me to give him my support. In the
first place, I do not consider him sounder up
on the slavery question than Mr. Fremont;
and in the second place, he has the blood of
some fifty American cittizens upon his hands,
which not all the water that flows down the
Mississippi for a thousand years could wash a-
way. His friends are ever boasting that he
has been tried; ’tis true ho has been tried, and
came so far short of doing his duty under his
oath,that I place him lower than any man now
living. So far from demanding any satisfac
tion from the Spanish Government for the vio
lation of an existing treaty which guaranteed
to every American citizen a fair trial when
charged with a capital offence, he did not even
demand an explanation of the barbarous mur
der of Crittenden and his unfortunate followers;
but did' humilate this government by requir
ing that the flag of Spain should be saluted
inNew Orleans. Upon this charge I challenge
any respectable friend of Mr. Fillmore iu
Georgia to defend his conduct; and I hereby
pledge myself to meet such friend any where
m open and fair dtscussiou.
At no period of my life have I been so well
satisfied with the correctness of the great prin
ciples of the Democratic party, nor of the im
portance of their success to the welfare and
lappiness of the peoplo of this country. At
no time has it presented so imposing a posi
tion, nor one that more justly claims the ad
miration aud support cf every man at tho
South; and if I have not been as active in the
contest as I have sometimes been, it is simply
because I did not conceive it to be necessary.
But to-day I feel that it is to the Democratic
party alone, we can look for the preservation
of tho Union, and the rights of the South un
der the Constitution. I desire and roqucst
the Central Georgian to give this lottcr a place
in its columns,
R. W. Elournot.
The U. S. Army in Kansas
When the Freesoilers in Kansas, committed
their first serious depredations and captured
Pates’ command, and the “ border ruffians'
organized a force to bestow upon these rascals
the punishment they deserved, Col. Sumner
with his United States troops intefered to pre
serve t'nc peace, but the effect was to protect
the assasins in their work of blood and pillage.
Yhe Pro-slavery men were the law and order
men and must obey Col. Sunnier, but the
crimes had been committed, the blows had
been stricken, and for the sake of law and or
der the guilty must go unpunished, and still
remain good citizens of the territory. Thus
ends the first lesson.
Col. Sumner from some cause is removed
and Gen. Persifer Smith given the command.
Affairs in Kansas were now to be wisely and
successfully managed. Gen. Smith was from
the South, and at least would not be prevent
ed by sympathy for the Freesoilers from doing
his duty in protecting the law and order peo
pie of die territory. Let us see how he has
discharged that duty so far. Jim Lane had
been for months in the suberbs of Chicago, and
other non-Slr.ve holding places raising an army
of desperadoes for the avowed purpose of blot
ting out the pro-slavery party in Kansas. His
acts and objects were notorious throughout the
whole Union, and were well known to Gen.
Smith. It was also well known that he had
succeeded in raising his army and was march
ing the long and difficult route through Iowa
and Nebraska. He.was permitted to enter the
heart of the territory with all his men, arms
hand, without the slightest obstacle offered by
Gen. Smith’s command. As these events were
transpiring the trial of the free State prisoners
for various crimes was about to begin at Lc-
compton, and it was well ascertained to be
Lane’s first purpose to release them from ar
rest, and set them at full liberty. His force
every on-e knew not to be less than five hun
dred men well armed and disciplined, and to
meet all contingencies that might result from
such circumstance, Gen. Smith dispatches an
overwhelming force offifty dragoons to execute
the laws at all hazards. The army of Lane
committed their murders and robberies all
around and in musket shot of Lecompton, and
it is said were only prevented from a success
ful attack on that place by a heavy rain.—
The people of that place are driven off. The
prisoners are not tried—are now on bail for
treason, equivalent to an absolute discharge
and the laws are not executed in spite of Gen
Smith’s very extraordinary precaution in or
dering fifty men to put to flight five hundred.
And thus ends the second lesson.
The true fathers of the territory, and their
friends on the border in Missouri rally to pun
isli these scoundrels as they justly deserve.
They raise an efficient force and enter the
field determined to capture Lane and break
up his Abolition den at Lawrence. But Gov.
Garey reaches the territory and “ commands
all armed men to disband.” Of course the
law and order men must obey—on the other
hand orders from the Government are also
issued to Gen. Smith commanding him
secure to him all the militia necessary to main
tain order and suppress the insurrection and
that no' military operations shall be carried on
in Kansas otherwise than under his instructions.”
The orders also narrate that the “hostile at
tacks” of the invasion through Nebraska
seem to have stimulated to unlawful acts of the
same character parties on the border of Missou
ri” aud Gov. CJeury is expected “to maintain
the public peace, and bring punishment upon
all acts of violence aud disorder by whomso
ever the same may be perpetrated.” The ab
olitionists will be too smart and hypocritical
altogether to run the risk of a fight against the
U. S. troops sustained by the Kansas militia.
They will pretend to respect the command—
may give up a few unimportant men as pri
soners, and will run off or conceal Lane. Thus
the law will be executed—thus the horrible
crimes committed will be punished and the
Freesoilers will remain to vote at the election,
and make night attacks on the peaceful citizens.
And such (we fear) will be the end of the third
The army in Kansas then in view of the ob
ject it proposes to accomplish, is a veritable
humbug and acts as a cover and protection to
crime and rebellion. The people of tho terri
tory have never required the United States
troops to enforce their laws. They have al
ways been fully able to do this, and had they
been permitted at the time Col. Sumner inter
fered, quiet would now pervade the territory.
Peace will never be restored until the Aboli
tionist are “ paid in their own coin”—one good
whipping will settle the whole controversy,
and it will never be done unless the citizens
are let alone. When nothiug will do a man,
or set of men but a fight, there is no recourse
but to accommodate them.
It might be inferred from this, that we attach
blame to the Administration, bat we do not.
We believe the President to bc sincere in his
desire to give full protection to the laws and
powers that he” in Kansas. It is an error
arising from the belief that nothing short of
the United States army in Kansas could pre
vent serious and permanent civil war. And
then the views of the Administration have not
been executed with any discrimination, or
demonstration of the necessary responsibility,
as yet, by either Sumner or Smith. How long
will ?uch a state.of tilings continue?
Fremont Ticket in Vir;
The Black Republicans at the North
the Knownothings at the South are both ^
culnting a statement that there is actml^'
Fremont ticket in Virginia. Both parti,- ’'•*
culate this story for flic same end, nnineh T
injure Mr. Buchanan’s prospects in that St!°
—thus furnishing another instance of reJnjf
able unanimity between Northern aboliti on : '
and Southern “Americans.” But the troth •**
there is no Fremont ticket in Hcginia. Tv
report to that effect meets with an emphaH*
and indignant denial in the Washington U ^
and other respectable papers. It is a f 0I1 , ^
bel upon tho fair feme of the Old Domi* •'
and her undying fidelity to Southern ins^
tions. It is a gross slander upon the uJj'
State which has ever been foremost in rc ^
diating all narrow-minded sectional i Wls ^
State which has never had the least sympath*
with abolitionism, and whose patriotic s '
under the lead of the gallant Wise, were
first to give the mortal blow to that bi„ 0 u
political organization, ycleped the “ America
The Richmond Enquiier says :
a • . , , . ^ le National } eve
American was certainly tne first to 80ei~* .,
Fremont Ticket for this State, and to nuhlf ?
a list of Electors for the Black Republic^ con
politicians, who being extremely anidous to ! r ?
divest Fremont of his exclusively
The Fremont Electoral Ticket in Vi re j ■
of which we hear so much in the Ncrth^’
papers, was proposed and nominated bv^
Fillmore organ in this city—whether in asp - *
. . , , ? s t“ ivel y sectional , -
character, were only glad of the opportunity tbe
to deceive the people of the North with the Bfl
idea that he is seriously supported in ViHc :
So the American’s “ Electoral Ticket for°FrV °' *
mont iu Virginia” was paraded with ciulta-
tion in the Black Republican papers. But the
thing did not end here. The Fillmore peo-
pie in this State, by whom the Fremont tick
et was originally nominated ostensibly as a
joke accept the fiction on the authority of
the Black Republican papers, and re-publL-h
it as a grave reality! The invention travels
North, is endorsed by the Fremont press. £
sent back and again issued here as genuine
currency 1 Now, this may bc intended as a
capital jest but it has a very ugly look, a
man was indicted of forgery for “ playfully
plagiarizing” another person’s signature. ’
There is no Fremont ticket in this State,
and there will be none. The gentlemen of
whose names such unwarrantable use is made,
will no doubt indemnify themselves for the in
jury. The authors of the libel are not secure
from punishment perhaps as they flattered Isiid
themselves.—Richmond Enquirer. ,ch»
As the Journal & Messenger, in its last b-
sue, published the “ Fremont Ticket in Vir
ginia” with editorial comments, perhaps it will
liave the manlines to copy the Enquirer’s re
pudiation of the atrocious slander. IVLat
say you neighbor—will you do it ?
[For the Georgia Telegraph |
Light! Light!! Light!!!
Last week we called upon the Editor of tie
Journal & Messenger for “ light” upon several
questions propounded to him. He replies in
a way which only serves to “render darkness
visible.” His answer consists of just six lines
and a half, and is “ as clear as mud—as bril
liant as a starless sky.” "We have submitted
this delectable morccau to those of our friends
who are most skilled in deciphering hieroglyph
ics, and none of them can “ make sense’’ of it.
The Editor of the Messenger ought certainly
to be allowed an extra salary for translating
his own writing, for nobody else can do it, not
even those who have mastered Horace and
Homer. Is it that he is so dreadfully opposed
to “ agitation” in any shape or form, that far
fear of committing himself in any way, he pur
posely writes, like tho oracles of old, in ambi
guous language; or is it that he “ loves dark
ness better than light because his deeds are
evil ?” Does he “ hide his light under a bush-
or does he go upon the principle of luou
non lucendo J Again, in tbe name of tbe
public we call upon him for “light” on tbe
queries contained in our last communication,
or Heaven’s sake let us have “ light.”
At a meeting of Young America Fire Com
pany No. 3, held this morning, (22d inst.) at
their Engine House, the following resolutions-
were unanimously adopted:
Resolved, That the thanks of this Company
be returned to Messrs. Logan & Meara of the
Lanier House, for the bountiful supply of re
freshments furnished tbe members of this Com
pany this morning after,the file on Mulberry
Resolved, That these ieaMatioi<s be pub
lished in the papers of this’ city.
J. G. VANVALKENBURG: Chair'n.
Chas. W. Ells, Scc’ry. £
Macon, Sept. 22, 1856. ■
The Cleveland Plaindealer says :
“ The tide is setting against the disunionisfi
mendous fury. They have had their yell,
fooled away their Kansas funds,fired off a few
guns, and now their fervor dies.
In one township in wood county, contain
ing 632 voters, where there were only 31 dem
ocratic votes last fall, there are now but 33op
position vot s.
“ In Toledo 480 Fillmore men are enrolled
in one club.
“ Clyde, one year ago, had 3 democratic
votes. It has now 57 votes for Old Buck-
So we go.”
Coronation of tlic Russian Ein-
The preparations for the Emperor of Rqs-
sia’a Coronation are on a grand scale. There
is to be n review of 300,000 men on tho Plains
where Napoleon mustered his army ere ho en
tered Moscow in 1812. A great dinner is to
be given the poor, which will be attended by
the Czar and his wife, and the Kremlin will
The Suoth for Buchanan.—The New
York Tribune concedes that every State south
of.tltt Cbesapeak Bay will go for Buehanan.
Fremont in England.
Harriet Martincau lias come out for Fre
mont, because she understands that lie favors
free lo?e anil woman’s rights. She has writ
ten a pamphlet, in which she lias told the En
glish people all about Fremont.
If the Britishers could only vote in this
country, how easy Mr. Fremont would be
elected! But, as they can’t, there is no hope
for him .—Springfield Argus.
The Freedom of Election Attempt-
ED TO BE VIOLATED-
We are not surprised at what is here stated
the Pittsburg Post. Churches have been
desecrated, religious associations perverted,
bribery resorted to, men recruited and march
ed to a distant Territory, by the black repub
licans, to shed the blood of American citizens
—and all this for the purpose of affecting the
votes of the people in the presidential election;
and this new exercise of power in Pittsburg
of the rich over the poor docs not astonish nof
alarm us. In the end it will react against our
Intimidation—A system of intimidation is
now in full force by the nigger-lovers. Labor
ing men are threatened with discharge from
their employment if they express their prefer
ence for “ Pennsylvania’s favorite son,” anil
in one instance several men have been dis
charged for attending the democratic mass
meeting. We will give names in a day or two.
White men arc thus to be made slaves, while
the negroes are to ho set free. Tho rogues
prate of “free speech,” yet put forth their
puny efforts to crush out “free thought.”
Will the working men endure it ? They are
as free as their employers if thev will only
calmly assert their right to think for them
selves.— Washington Union.
“ Scott leads the Column.”—The Ver
mont Patriot, of Sept. 12th, says : “ Gen.
Scott has declared that he cannot support Fre
mont, and is not prepared to go for Fillmore.
The old hero will probably go for Buehanan
and the party that ‘carries the flag and keeps
step to the music of the Union.’ ”
Tlic Woolly Horse us lie now
His “Maine” elongated very much, whilst
the New Yorkers and Pennsylvanians have
nulled all the hair from his tail—leaving mere
ly a dry bone hanging straight down.
In several of the Northern States, says the
Mississippi Sunny South the friends ofFill-
rnore and Fremont have gone into a regular
coalition. Since the fusion a contemporary
suggests that the ticket which flaunts at the
editorial head of the Know Nothings papers
should read thus:
COL. JOHN MILLARD FILLMONT,
Of New Carolina.
FOR vice president:
ANDREW JACKSON DAYTON,
Of Tenne Jersey.
Estimate In Ohio of the President-
The Cincinnati Enquirer makes an estimate
of the vote of Ohio in the coming election.—
Mr. Fillmore, it says, must receive not le®
than 60,000 votes, and good judges place it
a higher figure. Assuming this to be true,
and the vote to be as full as in 1852—
Fremont will receive 121,000
Bucha nan ................. .. .103,000
The only doubtful figure in this calculation
appears to us to he the vote for Fillmore.
his strength is not entirely absorbed in tij®
more bitter fanaticism of Fremontism—imk'--’
there is a coalition or absorption like this"
Buchanan will carry Ohio.—Union.
Fremont Born in France.
The Boston Bee. a Hack-republican pJP®*’
on the 22d of April last contained the follow
' “Fremont.—Col. J. C. Fremont was hot*
in FRANCE. January, 1813. His father
an-emigrant from France, and Ids mother a
live of Uirginia.”
If this is true, Fremont is not eligible- * 11
constitution requires that the President
be a native-born citizen. But all admit t
his father was a Frenchman, and there* 0 *’
every Hindoo who votes for him will viol*
that awful oath.”