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THE HUNTINGDON GLOBE, A DEMOCRATIC FAMILY JOURNAL, DEVOTED TO LOCAL AND GENERAL SEWS, &C.
Circelotion-411e largest in the county.
Wednesday ) March 11, 1857.
Hon. Witt. F. PACKER,, of Lyponking.
FOR SUPREME .71TDGE,
ELLIS LEWIS, of Philadelphia.
FOR CANAL CCOLIIISSIONER,
NIMROD §TRICICIE.A.ND, of Chester.
To Delinquents !---Pay up.
All those indebted for the Globe, adver
tising and job• work, are requested to settle
their accounts at the earliest moment cone
nient,at least betweentbis time and the first
day of April, 1857. This notice is particu
larly intended for those whose accounts have
been standing for two years and upwards.—
There are few, if any of these, who could not
pay their accounts at a moment's notice, with
out any difficulty; and we hope they will not
wait for another asking. 'We, as•a general
thing, are not in the habit of dunning, but
justice to others requires this to be done.—
We pay cash regularly to our operators, as
well as for type, paper, ink, and so on, and
cannot recognize as friends, those persons
who are so negligent as to leave their uccounts
run for several years, when they - are abun
dantly able to pay. We like to do business
in a business way, and hope to be seconded
by our friends.
Money Registered, can be sent by mail at
A Telegraphic despatch gave the following
condensed account of the procession, inaugu
ration, &e., on Wednesday last :—"The pro
cession started for the Capitol about noon.—
It was very long, and presented a most beau
tiful appearance. The military of the Dis
trict, and the community at large, were fully
"Messrs. Buchanan and Breckinridge rode
in an open carriage, surrounded by the Key
stone Club, preceded by the military and a
representation, by a lady, of the Goddess of
Liberty on a high platform, drawn by six
horses, followed by a miniature ship of war
of considerable size, made by the mechanics
of the Washington navy yard. Then follow
cd clubs and engine companies, and the bal
ance of the procession mainly according to
the - programme already published.
"Mr. Buchanan reached the Capitol about
1 o'clock, where a tremendous crowd was in
waiting tu hear the Inaugural. He was re
ceived with enthusiastic cheers.
"The oath of office was administered in
the Senate Chamber by Chief Justice Taney.
President Buchanan then emerged from the
building to the Eastern portico of the Capitol,
where a temporary stage had been erected,
and . in the presence of the assembled thous
ands delivered his inaugural address."
The Inaugural Address.
This able document will be found on the
first page of this paper, and is every way well
worthy of an attentive perusal by every Amer
ican who is solicitous for the future of his
country. It is " a clear, frank, honest and
manly expression of the policy by which he
is to be guided and governed. In style, it is
simple, and unadorned, and therefore perspic
uous. and forcible. There is no attempt at
ornament or polish, no indulging in tropes
and figures. But in plain, unvarnished lan
guage, he proclaims his opinions boldly, with
out any cowardly equivocation, any contempti
ble subterfuge, or any sneaking evasion of
the questions at issue."
The State Nominations.
The nominees of the late State convention
seem to be received with the utmost satisfac
tion by the democratic press and people in
all parts of the State. They are all men of
high ability ; strict morality, and deserved
popularity ; and well calculated to unite the
strength of the party. The ticket is admit
ted by men of all parties, in this section, tobe
a good one—the irresistible tide of public
opinion has already turned in its favor, and
we,promise a good return from "Old Hun
tingdon." • The two opposing factions—Know
Nothings and Black Republicans—can never
be united in this county--they are at war
with each other, both determined to "rule or
and every offer of concession or com
promise, but, widens the broach. Not all the
Fusion Doctors in the State can heal their
wounds, and patent Kansas-Humbug Prepa
rations only inflame them. They are in a
N . ow let the ever-faithful democracy begin
the good work of organizing and rallying the
party for a brisk campaign and a triumphant
vote in "Old. Huntingdon."'
IMPGRAYANT Nsws FROM. WASIIINGTON.—The
news from Washington embraces three very
important features: first, the announcement
of the new Cabinet; second,. the decision of
the Supreme Court, that the Missouri Com
promise, as applied to Kansas and Nebraska,
is unconstitutional and- "void." The great
battle of the Democracy has, therefore, been
for the Constitution itself. Third, the pre
sentation, by Mr. BIGLER, of the protest of
the Democratic members of the Legislature
against the election of SIMON CAMERON.
AMY* The local laws of the city of Mobile,
are very stringent. The drunken fine is usu
ally $lO. A street brawl will cause the ar
rested. individual to fork over the same amount,.
The signs of the times indicate that a ter
rible storm is gathering over the heads of the
opposition factions, which will utterly destroy
them. Already the clouds are lowering,and
the mutterings of distant thunder is heard.—
Mr. Gibbons, Chairman of the Republican
State Central Committee, has issued a call
fora State Convention of the delegates of that
party to nominate a State Ticket. To this
call, as well as to any nominations that might
be made by such a, Convention, the Philadel
phia News and some other American papers
objeCt, and are, in fact, in open rebellion
against the proceeding. The Woolly Heads,
on the other hand, show a strong disposition
to backup Gibbons, and several counties,
Bradford and Delaware among the. number,
have already appointed delegates to the Con
vention, and declare for a, regular Woolly-
Head ticket or none. The Delaware Repub
lican denounces in strong terms, any amal
gamation with the American party, in the
honesty of which it seems to have no confi
dence. The tone of the Republican is high
and haughty, as the following extract will
" It is well known," says that paper, "that
for some time past efforts have been making
at the seat of our State Government, by mem-'
bers of another organization, to induce the
Republican State Committee to withdraw their
call for a State Convention to be held in
March next ; and in view of this, some of our
party friends have an idea that the assem
blage of the State committee is to effect • a
union with another party, or, in other words,
to place the Republican party in a position
similar to that in which its members found
themselves last fall, when they were called
upon to vote what was termed Union Tick
et.' If this be the object, we caution those
who are engaged in the arrangement, against
any action which will compromise the great
Republican party of the State. In behalf of
the Republicans of Delaware county, we
most earnestly protest against any movement
which will identify them with a party whose
principles are inimical to those which they
profess to advocate.
" We do not desire to affiliate with a party,
whose leaders, in the last campaign, entered
into 'side-door arrangements,' and after pock
eting the gold of their employers, assisted to
brinc , defeat upon the Republican candidate
at the Presidential election. We go into the
next canvass as Republicans, and under that
flag, and that alone, 'we will battle with the.
Whether, remarks the Harrisburg Patriot,
the " efforts" now making at the seat of Gov
ernment, will succeed in allaying the threat
ened. storm and uniting the hostile factions in
bonds of brotherly love, remains to be seen.
We are afraid that nothing can prevent a Kil
kenny cat fight. Both sides have got their
fur up and show their ivories beautifully just
now. What a pity it is !
i P ENNSYfVANIA. MAGAZINE.—We see by the
highly complimentary notices of the Harris
burg press that Messrs. GREENE c Co., are
about to commence the publication of a month
ly periodical at the State Capital. The Key
stone says :
"We bespeak for this new publication a
kindly reception, from the fact, that MAX.
GREENE, Esq., its principal editor, is a man
of much ability and fine literary attainments.
The new periodical will be well worth the
patronage of the lovers of good and useful
We do not know that this will be in accord
ance with the opinion of the Altoona Tribune,
whose editor, smarting under the double edge
of satire, has impudently pronounced the
Author of " Kan zas Region" an upstart
mountebank and senseless though conceited
scribbler." But we do know that it accords
with the opinions in the forth .American of
March 17th, 1856; the N. Y. Tribune of Dec.
Bth, 1855 ; the Evening Post (N.Y.) of Jan.
7th, 1856; the Boston Transcript of Jan. 12th,
1856; the Baltimore American of Feb. 9th,
1856; the St. Louis Era of March 3d, 1856 ;
and the Huntingdon Globe .is date. The
great poet William C. Brya'. ouis Gaylord
Clarke of the Knicker6ocke" heo. Dwight,
Geo. D. Prentice, and the critics of Putnam's
Monthly, have said that Mr. GREENE is a "pic
turesque, original, vigorous and polished
writer." The poet farmer boy of Canoe Val
ley has done well in his manhood, and we
doubt not, in his new enterprise, will receive
the liberal patronage of his many friends
throughout his native State. As to the Quix
otic knights of the Altoona Tribune, they had
better next sally forth to batter down the Al
leghenies with their pop-gun.
TUE NOMINEES.—The Lycoming Gazette,
published at the home of Gen. PACKER, our
popular candidate for Governor, talks in this
In the nomination of Gen. PACKER, Judge
LEWIS and NIIIROD STRICKLAND, the Demo
cratic party has secured the strongest ticket
that could have been selected. Gen. PACKER
alone is a tower of strength, before which
the opposition will be broken into fragments,
and with such men as LEWIS and STRICK
LAND, as his companions in arms, the enemy
will be utterly annihilated in October.—
Each of these gentlemen ispre-eminently
qualified for the post for which he has been
selected, and by their election the common
wealth will secure Executive awl Judicial
heads equal to the demands of the times, and
worthy of the confidence of the people of the
second State in the Union.
Set down old Lycoming fora Democratic
majority of from eight hundred to a thousand,
and the State for twenty-five thousand.
The Altoona Tribune quotes ilud i bras :
"Take a world of pains
To prove that bodies may exist sans brains."
—Cost us not the least trouble in the world,
we assure you; you are such a palpable illus
XterarcKar ARRE S TED.—The statement we
made of his arrest last week was incorrect.—
We learn he has since been arrested in Lu
zern° county, after a bloody.struggle.
The New Cabinet.
President Buchanan's Cabinet, which bias
given such universal satisfaction, was confirm
ed by the U. S. Senate, on the 6th inst., and
is as follows : •
Secretary of State--LEWIS CABS, 'Of Siichigan.' •
Secretary of the Treasury—Timm Conn, of Georgia.
Secretary of War—JOHN B. FLOYD, of Virginia.
Secretary of the Nary—ISAAC TOUCEY, of Connecticut.
Secretary of the Interior—JAcon TnomrSON, of Miss.
Postmaster General—AAßON V. BaowN, of Tenneesee.'
Attorney Generd—JFICEMIAll S. BLACK, of Pennsylvania.
We congratulate Mr. Buchanan and the
entire American people upon the wise dis
crimination that has been exercised in select
ing a cabinet of counsellors. We doubt, very
much, whether greater learning, ability, moral
worth and political experience could he con
centrated, than we find united In the distin
guished gentlemen who have been chosen to
take pait in the new. administration. It has
too often been said, to the shame of. our coun
try, that our greatest men could not attain
the most exalted positions., The election of
Mr„Buchanan was a vindication of the pop
ular judgment and . justice in this respect:—
Some Presidents have feared to call to their
aid all those - of acknowledged greatness, lest
themselves,Might be overshadowed. And it
has at times been difficult, if not impossible,
to'secure the cordial and harmonious aetan
of rival - and ambitious statesmen. But Mr.
Buchanan has been particularly fortunate.—
Conscious that his own greatness cannot be
clouded, and having no future aspirations, he
has not hesitated to surround himself with
the most profeUnd and popular statesmen and
patriots of - the age. And they having mag
nanimity far above selfishness, will despise
all petty envyings and contemptible jealous
ies ; and having the prosperity and advance
ment of our country as their common and
only aim, all will move on smoothly, peace
It was a favorite charge of the opposition
before the election, remarks the Pittsburg
Union, that Mr. Buchanan would lend him
self to the purposes of the southern nullifiers
and fire-eaters ; that he would encourage, if
not openly advocate the marauding expedi
tions of fillibusters, and that he would sanc
tion and promote the spread of slavery. We
need hardly wait for further acts to stamp the
lie upon these slanders. The construction of
his Cabinet shows too plainly to be misunder
stood, that extremists have nothing to hope
for from his administration. The .President
has passed by all the leading spirits of the
fierce and rabid school of politicians, and has
chosen those who have won a reputation for
sound, moderate, conservative views ; men
who have proven many a time and oft that
they have more regard for the perpetuity 'of
the American Union, and the preservation in
purity of its constitution, than -they-have for,
any mere local interest or political dogma.'
Gen. Cass has a world wide fame. He is
perhaps the oldest living statesman. From:
his youth, he has taken a prominent part in
the history of our country, and whether in
the Halls of the National Legislature, or at
a foreign Court, he has maintained his hold
upon the popular heart, because he has filled
every position with dignity and honor, and
has added much to the greatness of sour na
tional character. He has spent a long life
time in the faithful service of his country,
and it is a fitting terminus of uneventful and
brilliant career, to be entrusted with the helm
of the ship of State.
Hon. HOWELL COBB, Hon. A. V. BROWN
and Hon. J. B. FLOYD, have been Governors
of their respective States, and have served
with distinction in Congress. Mr. COBB
stumped a portion of our State, during the
late contest, and all who had the pleasure of
hearing him, can testify to his fairness and
frankness as a politician . ; his orthodoxy as a
Democrat, his moderation and liberality as a
southerner ; his ability, power, clearness, and
effect as a debater.
Gov. BROWN is a gentleman of much the
same mould intellectually. He is extremely
popular, and deservedly so. He was a prom
inent candidate for the Vice Presidency, at
the Cincinnati Convention, and there is little
doubt but that he would have been nomina
ted, had not the name of the gallant Kentuck
ian been introduced.
Messrs. TOUCEY, THOMPSOIsi, and FLOYD, are
well known throughout the Union, as upright,
able, experienced men, sound and national in
all their opinions and desires. Each has oc
cupied positions of honor and trust, and has
preserved the confidence and regard of the
people by a faithful and fearless discharge of
But it is a cause of peculiar pride, and es
pecial congratulation, that the old Keystone
has such a - worthy representative in the Cab
inet as lIoA. JEREMIAH S. BLACK. We con
fess, we should have been much surprised
had hig great abilities failed to attract the at
tention of the President. As it Is, we can
not refrain from expressing the exceeeing joy
we feel. We regard Judge BLACK as one of
the intellectual giants of the ' day, and we
would pit him against any champion, let
come from where he may. He is a mighty
man, and those who don't already know it,
will learn to believe it, and partake of our ad
miration before four years elapse. There is
nothing worth knowing that Judge BLACK is
not familiar with. He is just now in the
prime of life, and it is time the nation at
large should enjoy the benefit of his talents.
It is this alone that reconciles us to his loss
from our Supreme Bench. His seat, will be
difficult, if not impossible, to fill ; but his
country calls and he must go.
vlLWantod—An office. to rent. Apply at the ( 4 111 g Cor
ner.' The seouritysia good.
The beiiiooka.tio State Convention
The Convention xnet in the Hall of the
House of Representatives; on Monddy, the 2d
JOHNSTON, Of . Noriliarapten,,;pr4si. 7 ,
ded, assisted by the usual rihniber of.:Viee
Presidents and Secretaries,
After disposing of the contested ekt, the
Convention proceeded to ballot for a candi
date for Governor.
The first ballot resulted as follows:
Wm. F. Packer, had 31 votes.
Wm: H. Witte, •" 29 "
Sam'l W. Black,' " 25 "
Wm. Hopkins, " 15 "
J. P. Biawley, " 13 "
Ephraim Banks, " 8 CS
Geo. R. Barrett, " 6 "
F. W. Hughes, " ' • 4 "
Isaac S len ker, " 1
Thos. S. Bell, "
Several names *ere then withdrawn. The'
twenty-fourth ballot resulted as follows
Messrs. Alrieks, All, Baum, Brown; Bland
ing, Blood, Boyer, Buckalew, Bowman, Bow
er, Carl, Cessna, Cummings , Clover, Danner,
Dieffenbach, Evans, Finch, Flannery, Frost,
Forney, Gemmil, Gilliland, Grier, Garvin,
Hartzel, Hull, Hunter, Horn, Irwin, James,
Jamison,, Katz, Knox, Rants, Lauman,
Cormick; (MontouP,) M'Kinstry, M'Corinick,
(North'd,) Moore, M'Curdy, Orr; Price, Pat
ton, Piolett, Plume; Patterson, Ringwalt,
Sager, Smyser,Shriner, Smith, (Berks,)Shaw,
Scarborough, Sharp, Schnable, Sloan, Stauf
fer, Steele, Seybert, Sherwood, Taylor, (Erie,)
Thomas, Wunder, Woodruff, - Ward, (Schuyl
kill,) Ward, (Susquehanna,) and Young, 68
—voted for Wm. F. PACKER.
Messrs:Ayres, - Aeker, Allen, Boggs, Broois,
Bucher, Brush, Burnett, Bonsall; Brenner,
Campbell, Craig, Crawford, Carrigan, Deal,
Danahower, Dillinger, Edwards, Esher, Hip
ple, Johnson, Killian , Lippincott; Lindsay,
Morrison, Miller, Mar M'Kee, M'Dowell,
M'Kinney, Morris, WMullin, Magee, M!Glen
cy, Nebinger, Reily, Rutledge, Rambo, Sla
ter Sturgeon, School, SWan; Tippin, Westcott,
Whallon, Workman, Wolf, 'Worrell, Wood,
and Yeager, 'sl—voted for Wu. IL WITTE.
Messrs. Blackburn, Brua, Breslin, Clarke,
Dunn, Gibson, Huey, Herdman, McGhee,
Shannon, Searight, Sansom, Taylor, (Beaver, )
and Wey - and, 14—voted for•SAMUEL W. BLACK.
WILLIAM F. PACKER. having received a ma
jority of all the votes, Was declared to be
On motion of T. C. M'DOWELL, the nom
ination was declared to be unanimous by the
The Convention then proceeded to ballot
for Supreme Judge. The second ballot re
sulted as follows:
Ellis Lewis, had. 73 votes.
Wm. Strong, " 47 "
Sam''Hepburn, " 12 "
The nomination of Judge Lewis was unan
The Convention then proceeded to ballot
for Canal Commissioner. The second ballot
resulted as follows:
Nimrod Strickland, lead 88 votes.
David Lawry, tt 82 "
On motion, the nomination of Mr. Strick
land was unanimously confirmed.
The following resolutions were reported
by Mr. Shannon, Chairman, on resolutions,
and unanimously adopted:
Mr. SHANNON, Chairinan of the Com
mittee on resolutions, reported the following:
Resolved, That, as representatives of the
great party founded by Mr. Jefferson, we sa
lute our political brethren of the other States
with congratulations upon the auspicious-and
just result of the recent Presidential election,
achieved by our united efforts and sacrifices,
(with the aid of patriotic' men heretofore at
tached to other political bodies,) and neces
sary, as we believe, to the honor and prosper
ity of our common country, and the continu
. ance amongst us of the blessings of good gov
Resolved, That the course of recent politi
cal action in the American Union has clearly
shown the usefulness and necessity of our
party, as a great conservative organization,
able to resist and . put down extreme and im
practicable theories of government and social
order; to preserve the Constitutional compact
between the States from loose and dangerous
constructions, as well as open violation ; to
hold in check the passions of the country
when directed by local excitement or other
cause, against fundamental points of our po
litical system, and to preserve to ourselves,
and to those who come after us, the rich and
invaluable legacy of free and well-orderedin
stitutions established by our fathers.
Resolved, That to the existence and efficien
cy of our party, adherence to its rules and
usages is essential, and that right reason and
experience prove that without such adherence,
division, disaster and defeat are inevitable;
all departuree, therefore, from our party laws,
in State or local action, are to be deprecated
and resisted as evidently fraught with ele
ments of danger, injury and eventual destruc
Resolved, That on behalf . of the Pennsyl
vania Democracy, in addition to the re-after=
mance-of our past principles and policy, we
announce as rules for our future action, the
limitation of public expenditures to moderate
and necessary outlays; the sparing and care
ful giants of corporate power; the enactment
of laws in obedience to public opinion, rather
than in advance or in contempt of it; occa
sional and prudent amendments of the Con
stitution as experience may demonstrate them
to be necessary to the welfare and protection
of the people; the encouragement of virtue
and intelligence as the main supports of our
political system; the rigid accountability of
public servants, and the cultivation of just
and amicable relations with our sister States,
without subserviency to the passions or policy
of any of them, but with a frank concession
of the constitutional and equal rights of each.
These are grounds upon which, as heretofore,
we propose to maintain the character of our
Commonwealth, as a free, powerful and illus
trious member of the American Union.
Resolved, That we recommend to the sup
port of the people the candidates nominated
by this Convention as men of character and
experience, well qualified for the posts to
which they have been resvectively named, in
the full assurance that it elected, they will
discharge their official duties with intelligence,
fidelity and success.
Resolved, That we congratulate the Demo
cratic party and the country upon the tri
umphant election of James Buchanan and
John C. BreckiUridge, to the Presidency and
Vice Presidency of the United States; and
that in view of the . *hole political history of
Mr. Buchanan, rendered memorable by his
steadTand patriotic acTherdnLe to the Consti
tution and to the maxims of its fathers, we,
the representatives of .the Democratic party
of the - State, in full Cortv'entibn assembled,
do most confidintlY pledge to our brethren of
the Union, a wise, conservative and constitu
tional administration of die government, un
der the' guidaiace of thii first Pennsylvania
Resolved, That in the lateproceedings
which resulted in the election of Simon Cam
eron to the United States Senate, the opposi
tion to our party openly and shamelessly bx
hibited their lack .of high principles of honor,
their contempt for the, known sentiments of
the people, and their utter disregard of the
character of the State; and, together with the
three apostates from our own party, by whose
aid the result was accomplished, should be
everywhere denounced by all men of virtue
and honor. "
Resolved, That the thanks of.the Democra
cy of Pennsylvania, are due and hereby ten
dered to Col. JoHN W. YORNEY, for the abili
ty, energy and consummate tact exhibited by
him in the discharge of the onerous duties
which devolved upon him, in the late politi
cal struggle, as Chairman of our State Cen
tral Committee ; and although defeated for
U. S. Senator by the basest treachery, he still
occupies an eminent position in the great heart,
of the Keystone Democracy.
The Committee to wait upon the nominee
for Governor here entered the Hall, and
Mr.. McDOWELL said: Mr. President:
In behalf of the. Committee, I have the honor
to present to you, and to this Convention,
Gen. WM. F. PACKER, the Democratic candi
date for Governor of Pennsylvania.
Gen. PACKER. then said:
Mr. President and Members of the Con
vention:—For me to assure you, sir, and the
delegates here assembled, that I am thankful
for the high honor conferred on me, would be
but faintly to express the profound feelings
of gratitude which I entertain. To be selec
ted under anyeircumstance&as the candidate
of the Democratic party in Pennsylvania, for
the highest office in its gift, is a most distin
guished honor; but, sir, how vastly is that
honor heightened when such a mark of con
fidence is bestowed after an exciting contest,
and after coming in contact with gentlemen
so distinguished, so honorable, and so worthy
as were my competitors on this occasion.
In accepting the nomination, INIr. Presi
dent., I confess I would be discouraged were
it not for the reflection that the Democratic
battalions in marching onward to victory look
less to their standard bearer, than to the flag
of their party—that good old flag which for
eighty years has "braved the battle and the
breeze"—and upon whose broad folds are em
blazoned, in letters of living light:
The Union—the Constitution;
The equality of the States;
The equality of classes,;
Religious liberty—the 'right of every man
to worship God according to the dictates of
his own conscience.
The right of the people, in every govern
ment, to enact their own lame.
That flag, Mr. President, was dear to our
fathers who have gone before us, and around
it the Democracy will rally with that enthu
siasm which has heretofore, and will, I hope,
again in October next, be crowned with glo
Pennsylvania has just placed one of her
own distinguished sons in the highest office
in the world—to-morrow he will enter upon
the discharge of his official duties—what a
burning shame it would be, if at the first gen
eral election after his elevation the Democrat
ic party should fail 'to sustain his adminis
tration. For my own part, in assuming the
position assigned me by your partiality, I
promise you, that so far as I have ability, the
campaign shall be so conducted as at least to
reflect no discredit upon this Convention or
upon the Democratic party.
Gentlemen, again I thank you for the dis
tinguished honor you have conferred upon
The Convention then adjourned sine die.
Matteson, M. C., and his Jury
A capital story is told in the following ex
tract from the letter of the Washington cor
respondent of the Buffalo Commercial, at the
expense of an M. C., from Oneida county,
New York, apropos of the corruption bills
passed of late years by Congress:
A case was tried at Grand Rapids, Michi
gan, a few years ago. A man who had pre
viously borne a rather suspicious character,
was indicted for stealing a large quantity of
pork. He employed a lawyer of considera
ble local reputation to defend him, and
although the' affair had an ugly look, he was
strongly in hopes of getting clear, but when
the testimony on behalf of the prosecution
was concluded, his guilt was as clear as the
sun at noon-day and his counsel was about
to give up the case in despair. But the pris
oner was as cool as a cucumber, and confi
dent of his acquittal. He insisted upon the
defence being proceeded with. "Have you
any evidence to refute this overwhelming
array of testimony ?" "Not a particle,"
said he. "Then how the d—l do you expect
to get clear ?" Never you mind, Squire--go
on with your speech, I shall do wel
enough." "I tell you this is trifling and
nonsense. ' You acknowledge you stole the
pork, and they have prOved it upon you to
the entire satisfaction of every man in court.
Now, what can I say?" " Make 'em a-good
speech, Squire, and I'm sure to get off."
"Impossible—there's nothing to be said."
"I hired you, and I intend to pay- you, but
not a cent shall you have unless you give the
jury a talking to."
Under this inspiration "the lawyer made a.
rambling, incoherent address to the jury, in
which everything . *as discussed except the
case under consideration. On concluding,
he whispered in the prisoner's ear:-:--" You
infernal scoundrel, I ought to be sent to the
State prison myself, and what you expect to
gain by this strange proceeding I can't con
ceive." "I'll tell you when the jury come
After the charge from the Judge, in
Which his criminality was distinctly asserted
and maintained, that intelligent part of the
"palladium of our rights" retired for consul
tation, and in a short time came back with a
verdicf of "not guilty."
"What in the thunder does this mean ?"
inquired the lawyer of his client. "Oh, I
wanted you to make a small fuss to pull the
wool over the outsiders, but 'twas a sure
thing from the start, for three of theta jury
men had some of the pork!"
promise. • • - •
Decision of the Supreme Court in the Dred
The opinion of the Supreme Court in 'the:.;
Dred Scott case, was delivered to-day by Chief
Justice Taney. It Was a full and elaborate •
statement of the views of the Court. They -
have decided the following all important _
points: First—That negroes„ whether slaves .
or free, that is, men of - the African race, are ,
not citizens of .the• United States by the Con-.
stitution; Second—That the ordinance of
1787 had no independent constitutional force
or,legal effect subsequently to the ado sties,
of the Constitution, and could not operate of
itself to confer freedom or citizenship within
the Northwest Territories, on negroes notch;
izens by the Constitution. Third—That the'
provision of the act--of 1820, commonly cal- .
led the Missouri. Compromise, in so far as it
undertook to seclude negrq slavery from, and
communicate freedom and citizenship to
groes in the northern
_part of the Louisiana
cession, was a Legislative act exceeding thoi
powers of Congress and "void," and cif note=
gal effect to that end. In deciding : these main
points the Supreme Court determined the fol
lowing incidental points: First-I:The expres
sion "Territory and other propertY" of the,
union in the Constitution, applies, "in terms"
only, to such territory as the Union possessed:
at the time of the adoption of the Constitu-:
tien. Second—The rights of citizens of the
United States, emigrating into, any Federal
Territory, and the power of the I?ederal Goli
ernment there, depend on the general provi
sions of the Constitution, which defines in
this, as in, all other respects, the poivers of
Congress. Third—As Congress does not pos.,
sess power itself to make enactments relative
to the persons or property of citizens of the
United States in federal territory, other than
such as the Constitution confers, so,it cannot
constitutionally delegate any. such powers to
a Territorial Government organized by it un
der the Constitution. Fourth—Thelegal con
dition of a slave in the State of Missouri is
not effected by, the temporary sojourn of such
slave in any other State, but on his return,
his condition still depends on the laws of
Missouri. As the plaintiff was not a citizen
of Missouri, and therefore could not sue in
the Courts of the United States, the suit must
be dismissed for want of jurisdiction.
The delivery of this opinion occupied about
three hours, and it was listened to with pro
found attention by a crowded Court room.—
Among the auditors were many gentlemen of
eminent legal ability, and a due proportion
Justice Nelson stated that the merits of the
case, the question being whether or not the
removal of Scott from Missouri with his mas
ter to Illinois, with a view of temporary res
idence, worked his emancipation. He main
tained that the question depended solely on
the law of Missouri, and for that reason the.
judgment of the Court below should be af
Justice Catron bolieved_ the Supreme Court,
has jurisdiction_ to decide the merits of the
case. lie argued that Congress could not do,
directly what it could not do indirectly. If
it could exclude one species of property it.
could another, with regard to the Territories
ceded, Congress could govern them only with.
the restrictions of the States, which ceded,
them, and the Missouri Act of 1826, violated
the leading features of the Constitution, and
was therefore void. lle concurred with his•
brother Judges that Scott is a slave, and wax
so when the suit was brought.
Several other of the Judges are to deliver.
their views to-morrow.
THREE HUNDRED BOXES OF BENEVOLENCE..
—The National Kansas Committee have, or
had a few days ago, three hundred boxes of
clothing on hand, which they are busy for
warding up the Missouri river to Kansas,
and which, on its arrival there, they have di
rected to be sold, and the proceeds of the sale
to be applied to redeem, the worthless,. illegal,
bogus scrip issued by the Topeka Convention
to pay themselves. We state this on relia
ble . authority, and challenge contradiction
from the National Kansas CominitLce. This
much we know. Who has brought up this
worthless scrip . for a song, or rather
"shriek," and is making a good thing of it,
by getting it redeemed at par out of this
clothing contributed by the benevolent to
clothe the' naked, we don't know. Can tho
National Kansas Committee give any infor
mation on that point? Some of our readers
contributed to help fill these 300 boxes.
They ale curious to know to what Black Re
publican Fcrip speculator's distresses they
ministered, or whose political nakedness they
clothed, by their contributions. Will the
"National Kansas Committee" . "report pro
gress," even if they "ask leave to sit again?"
But we are opposed to granting leave, and
would like to discharge these humbug phi
The Fourth Great Power.
The Evening Journal, in an article on "the
Powers of the World," gives the United States
the position of fourth in rank. It says:
"The fourth great Power of the world is
the United States. This great Republic,
springing into almost unparalleled prosperi
ty, and spreading its territory with an irre
sistible authority—because With its domina
tion goes constitutional liberty—with a coin- -
merce second only to that of Great Britain,-
and reaching to almost every portion of the'
globe—with the ability to extemporize an'
army or a navy strong enoesh to compete'
with the gigantic combinatiofkof Europe
isat length acknowledged to occupy a fore- -
most position among the influential nations.•
Our bold and straight-forward diplomacy has ,
had its effect upon the countries so long used
to duplicity. Our democratic example has'
attracted the attention of people for centuries•
condemned to be 'hewers of wood and draw--
ers of water,' and the spirit of liberty is ad
vancing among them as once the great crea--
tive spirit moved upon the face of the waters:-
Our achievements in arms, upon land and
sea, have shown that we cannot only com- -
mand-respect, but carry our flag wherever'
our destiny points. Our influence is stronger'
because we are a young and rising nation.- -
The Republic is the infant Hercules, whose'
future of might and glory the people of the'
earth can anticipate - with certainty." ,
Judge HEpsurcv and lion. A. Datmr, are
recommended in the Pittsburgh Union, as
candidates for the nomination for Supreme
Judge, to supply the 'vacancy occasioned by
the resignation of the Hon. J. S. BLAmc.--
Both are well qualified for the post, and
would be acceptable to the people. Let either
of them be nominated. -
WASHINGTON, March 6