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Wednesday,. August 19, /857:
Hon. PAC.K.ER, of itycoming.
llon. WILLIAM. STRONG, of Berks.
Ron. JAMES THOMPSON - , of Erie.
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DAVID HOUTZ, of Alexandria.
DAVID CA.LDWELL, of Cromwell.
JOHN H. LIGH.TNER, of Shirleysburg
THOMAS OZBORN, of Jackson.
JAMES MURPHY, of Petersburg.
JOHN M. STONEROAD, of Birmingham
Our Ticket
The Ticket put in nomination by the De
mocracy of Huntingdon county, will be found
at our mast-head to-day. It is an excellent
ticket—all good men and true, and well dis
tributed through the county. Other gentle
men equally worthy, were named for nomi
nation, but all could not be successful.—
Having regard for the just claims of the sev
eral districts, the selection made, every one
will agree, is as good and as acceptable as
any other that could have been made—and
we rejoice to know that the party through
out the county arc determined to give it a
warm support. We shall endeavor to do our
part towards the success of the whole ticket,
and we hope every true friend of the party
and its principles will do the same. At an
other time we shall speak more at length of
the ticket.
The Opposition Meeting
A. meeting of the friends of Hazlehurst
and Wilmot, was held in the Court House,
on Tuesday evening of last week. It took
hard work to induce a sufficient number of
the faithful to take hold and give the concern,
a start. A Mr. Kuntz, of Somerset, an ap
plicant for the Senatorial nomination in the
opposition ranks, was the principal speaker
—and long before he got through, he con
vinced his hearers that he was'nt the strongest
man in the district. All the Democrats ask,
is, that he may be put in nomination by the
opposition, and with little Bill Schell, or any
Other good Democrat, we'll throw him so high
that before he comes down he will have for
gotten who struck him.
Shipments of Coal
The Shipments of Coal over the Hunting
don & Broad Top Rail Road, for the week
ending Thursday, August 13th, amounted to
2,686 tons; for the season, 51,433.
GOOD BEEE.-Our friend, George Overfelt,
continues to supply our citizens with the best
beef the country will afurd. We had a fine
steak at his expense last week.
JEWELRY, FURNITURE, &C., &C.—We invite
attention to Dr. Isaac Clugston's Distribution
in advertising column. It is the only chance
for an easy speculation in this county.
DEMOCRATIC OATS.—We havo received from
our friend, C. A. Cresswell, of Barree town
ship, a head of oats measuring fifteen inches
and containing 181 grains—near the Demo
cratic majority in that township at the next
)30- The Pennsylvania Farm Journal, for
want of sufficient support, has been discon
tinued. Subscribers to the Journal will re=
ceive the American Agriculturist for the time
they have subscribed to the Journal. The
Agriculturist, like the Farm Journal, is an
excellent publication, and should be liberally
RA.VE 'YOU BEEN THERE ?-1f you desire to
have a correct likeness of yourself, your
family or friends you should not fail to call
on Mr. PRETTYMAN, at the Railroad Station.
Don't delay--delays are dangerous—at least,
by delaying, you may be deprived of the
pleasure of having a likeness taken, which
might be highly prized by some one near
and dear to you.
Dar- NEAT—The gas fixtures in the Pres
byterian Church. They were furnished and
put,up by Mr. GEO. STE WART, of Lewistown.
Mr. S. has been in town for some weeks, en
gaged in putting up fixtures for many of our
citizens, and we are pleased to learn that his
neat and substantial workmanship gives gen
eral satisfaction. Mr. S.'s shop is in Market
:Square, one door east of Strous' Store.
3&NEs C. D03381N, ex-Secretary of the Navy,
died on Tue2day, the •4th inst.; at Fayette
ville, North Carolina.—Mr. DOBBIN died of
pulmonary consumption.. He was secretary
of the Navy under the administration of Gen.
Pierce. He was an able and popular man,
and made a vigorous and useful officer.—
This is the second member of Mr. Pierce's
Cabinet who•has died since the close of his
adMinistration. First Mr. Marcy, and now
Mr. Dobbin.
Democratic County Convention.
The Democratic Delegates from the sev
eral election districts of the County met in
County Convention, at the Court Ilouse,"on
Wednesday evening, August 12th, and or
ganized by calling Gen. R. C. 11 ; 1cGILL to
the Chair, and appointing Wm. RILEY and
Joni ASHMAN, Esqs., Vice Presidents, and
Geo. M. Cresszvell and Geo. W. Owens, Sec
The following named gentlemen then took
their scats as Delegates :
Barree—C. A. Cresswell, John C. Couch.
Brady—Miller Wallace, John A. Camp
Cass—Caleb Greenland, Moses Greenland.
Clay—John Ashman, John Rupert.
Cromwell—David Caldwell, David Irwin.
Dublin—John Jamison, John Cyle.
Franklin—Wm. Riley, Hugh Seeds.
Henderson—J.J. Fee, John Porter.
Hopewell—John B. Weaver, George Rus
Jackson—Samuel McCord, John B. Oz
Juniata—H. S. Isenberg; Wm. Speck.
Morris—Lewis S. Bush, P. McAteer.
Penn—L. Hoover, Wm. Dean.
Porter—Peter Stryker, Robert Cunning
Oneida—Andrew Walker, Wm. Living
Shirley—F. Harmony, Win: Alexander.
Springfield—John Brown, N. K. Covert.
Tell—Joshua Price, S. B. Goshorn.
Tod—John Hamilton, David Berkstresser.
Union—Jacob IL Miller, Levi Wright.
Walker—Abraham Grubb, Jos. Isenberg.
Warriorsmark—W m. Wray, Thos. Wil
West—Henry Davis, James Clayton.
Shaver's Creek _Ms.—Henry Holtzapple,
J. Longnecker.
Alexandria—B. C. McGill, Samuel Isen
ffirminghani---J. M. Stoneroad, a IV.
Casscille—J as. Henderson, A. C. Green
Rientingclon—T. P. Campbell, J. P. An
Mt. Union—Geo. McGlaughlin, John Eby.
Orbisonia—Jas. S. Burkett, John P. Dunn.
Petersburg-11. Orlady, Geo. M. Cresswell.
Shirleysltry—T. S. Mc.Nite, J. H. Light
On motion, the Convention proceeded to
nominate and ballot for candidates for the
several offices, with the following results :
David Houtz
George W. Speer
George Jackson
James. IL Carothers
Jacob Miller
John 11. Lightner
Dutton Madden...
John C. Couch
David Caldwell
Isaac Clugston.
Thomas Ozborn
Abraham States
John Hamilton
Jacob Harucamo
James Murphy
David Darrick.
Wm. 31c1Clito...
Wm. Dow
John M. Stoneroad
John Jones
Dr. 11. ORLADY, was chosen Representative
Delegate, and Gen. R. C. McGILL, J. S. Ar
nre.t. and A. L. GRI3i, Senatorial Conferees.
On motion, the Chair was requested to ap
point a County Standing Committee, the of
ficers to sign the proceedings, and the pro
ceedings to be published—when the Conven
tion adjourned.
The Chair appointed the following named
gentlemen the Standing Committee for the
ensuing year :
Graf:l\ls Miller, John 0. Murray, Ilenry
Lower, Thos. Adams, John Rhodes, Miller
'Wallace, Jacob 11. Miller, Sam''. Miller,
Geo. McGlaughlin, J. W. Galbrath, Jas. S.
Burkett, Samuel Bolinger, Michael Stair,
John Jones, N. K. Covert, Wm. Dunn, J. S.
Gehrett, Louis Stever, J. S. Reed, Edw. Mc-
Hugh, Solomon Lynn, Jacob Grove, John
Vandevander, Stewart Corbett, John Gem
mill, Nicholas Isenberg, Daniel Isenberg,
Alex. Stewart, Geo. W. Owens, George Dare,
S. D. Myton, Samuel Porter, James Bell,
Daniel Massey, John Love, Robert Stewart,
Wm. Livingston. _ _
R. C. McGILL, Pres't.
Joim Asusi_vg, t Vice Presidents.
Geo. TV. Owens, 1
Geo. M. Cresswell.
TUE STATE FAIR.—The Pennsylvania
State Agricultural Society will hold its Sev
enth Annual Fair in Philadelphia, on the last
two days of September and the first two days
of October. The annual address will be de
livered by Gen. Edwin C. Wilson, of ITenan
go county. A. Boyd Hamilton, Esq., of Har
risburg, is the Corresponding Secretary, and
Robert C Walker, of Elizabeth, Alleghany
county, is the Recording Secretary, Letters
on business connected with the Society, may
be addressed to either of the Secretaries.
NEWSPAPER aIIANGE.—The Johnstown Dem
ocrat German printing establishment has been
purchased by Gen. Richard White, by whom
the paper will be edited. The Democrat will
be an ably conducted journal, and a valuable
auxiliary in the Democratic ranks. No paper
will be issued this week. The day of publi
cation will be changed from Friday to 'Lacs
day. Ills change is necessary to insure its
circulation in every portion of the county on
the week of publication.
BloNE).- .IloAßDED.—According to the treas
ury estimate, there are in this country about
$250,000,000 in gold, of which little more than
a fifth is in the banks—leaving little short of
200,000,000 to be found elsewhere. The
treasury hoards very commonly from twenty
to twenty-five millions, leasing probably
$175,000,000 to be sought among the people.
Allowing $50,000,000—a liberal estimate—
to be in actual use, there .remains $125,000,-
000 which is hoarded by the people, and to
an extent six times exceeding the treasury.
Thaßepublicans and Americans made their
nominations on Tuesday of last week. They
are as follows:
Assembly—Col. S. S. Wharton, of Hun
tingdon. . .
Prothonotary—Jas. E. Glasgow, of Clay.
Register, cf7e.—.l.lenry Glazier, of Hunting
Treasurer—F. H. Lane, of Huntingdon.
Comiaissioner—Geo. W.Nattern, of Frank
Director of the Poor—Perry Moor . e, of
Auditor—P. D. Stevens, of Cass.
The Senatorial Delegates were instructed
for J. Sewell Stewart.
With the above ticket, many of the oppo
sition appear to be much displeased, and a
few declare they would not support it, but
we suppose the whole dose will be swallowed
by the leaders, the balance of the party will
then not dare to make a crooked mouth.
The Republicans and Americans of Blair
county, made their county nominations last
week. The following is the ticket nomina
• Assembly—Geo. W. Patton, of Altoona.
District Attorney—B. L. Hewit, of Holli
Commissioner—J. R. M'Farlane, of Holli
Director of the Poor—Geo. Weaver, of Ju
Auditor—A. C. M'Carthy, of Antis.
Patton, McFarlane and McCarthy, are
straight-out Americans, and opposed to the
election of Wilmot. The Blair County Whig
refuses to support them.
DAN RICE MIS Rent'.—During the visit
of Dan Rice's Circus to Upper Canada an
English bully allowed that he could lick "any
two Yankees that ever was born." Dan
doubted this, and informed the Englishman
that in the absence of a "pair of Yankees,"
he might try his hand on him. The English
man off with his coat and pitched in. Dan
countered and hit the Englishman under his
left ear. The Englishman went up about five
feet, leaving his boots behind. Englishman
came down again and fell like a log.
Dan got a physician, bled the Englishman,
and brought him to. Having done this, he
sent him home on a shutter. The affair oc
curred about 20 miles from Niagra. The
licking was so well deserved and so hand
somely finished off, that it added to Dan's
popularity. The day after this he perform
ed to $1200; the day afterwards to $1720.
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38 cotes
........ 47 votes
This lady, extremely anxious to secure to
herself the rich estate of the late Dr. Bur
dell, murdered so foully at No. 31 Bond st.,
New York, has been arrested while attempt
ing to play an almost unprecedented game.
She gave out some months ago that she would,
at the proper time, give birth to a legal heir
of the murdered Doctor. SubseqUently she
offered Dr. Uhl, her physician, $l,OOO if he
would assist her in her plots, which bribe the
Dr. apparently accepted, but hastened to the
District Attorney And informed him of the
whole transaction. Plots were then entered
into to entrap Mrs. Cunningham ; and for this
purpose it was so arranged that on the night
of the 3d a new born infant from the Alms
house was carried to a certain place—Mrs.
Cunningham was then informed that the child
was in readiness, and that it belonged to a
lady whose husband was in California, and
it was necessary to have some person to adopt
the infant. Mrs. C. then went to the house,
and in disguise as a Sister of Mercy, took the
infant to her home at 31 Bond street. At
the home of the alleged California widow,
Dr. Gilchrist was in bed, disguised as a wo
man in a night cap and gown, and personated
the newly confined widow. Mrs. Cunning
ham, when at home, went to bed with the
child, and then dispatched person for Dr.
Uhl and a nurse. All things seemed to pro
gress very smoothly in favor of _Mrs. C. and
her heir, but just when the plot was ripe,
the District Attorney, and others, burst into
the room, and arrested Mrs. Cunningham,
her sister, and the nurse, after which the
child was sent to its right mother, at the
Alms-HouSe. Dr. Catlin, who also assisted
in bringing forth the fictitious heir, was pre
viously arrested. By the Revised Statutes
of Now York, this offence is punishable in
the State Prison for a, term not exceeding ten
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It is a favorable mode of electioneering by
the opposition to charge Democrats with dis
honesty when an opportunity is afforded them
to get hold of public funds claiming for
themselves all the honesty. Below we give
a few cases of Black Republican honesty:
According to the Detroit Free Press the
late State treasurer of Ohio—a black repub
lican—is a defaulter to the amount of $7OO,
000 or $BOO,OOO.
The treasurer of Sandusky, Ohio—a black
republican—is a defaulter to the amount of
The treasurer of Van Wert county, Ohio—
a black republican—is a defaulter to the
amount of Si, 215.
The treasurer of Delaware county, Ohio—
a black republican—is a defaulter to the
amount of $lO,OOO.
BODY-ARMOR ron TUE LADIES. —Forty thous
and tons of Swedish iron have been imported
for the manufacture of crinolines I The metal
which used to be converted into mail-coats,
is now appropriated to female petti-coats.—
Among the tortures of the Inquisition of
Avignon was one called "the maiden"—a fair
figure, into whose arms unhappy prisoners
being pushed, found themselves clasped by
strong steel springs and so squeezed to death!
Every lover will risk the same fate under our
present regime of steel japes a ressons.
The Fusion County Ticket.
Blair County Fusion Ticket.
Mrs. Cunningham Again
Black Republican Honesty.
The Funeral of a French Poet.
ter The funeral of Beranger, the national
poet of France, was attended by some two
hundred thousand persons, whozathered on
the Boulevards, in the vicinity of his house,
but were not allowed to -join the procession.
Indeed it was apprehended by the Govern
ment, that the occasion might be seized upon
for a popular outbreak. Thus, only officials,
and persons who had received cards of invi
tation, were present at the religious ceremo
nies, which took place in the church of St.
Elizabeth du Temple, and formed part of the
cortege to Pere la Chaise. A letter from
Paris gives the following account of the mil
itary. preparations of the funeral:—
"About fifteen thousand soldiers were cal
led out on Friday morning, armed with ball
cartridge, and distributed 'over the route, or
near it, over which the procession would have
to pass ; two thousand were on the Boule
vard in the neighborhood of the Chateu
d'Eau—four thousand at the cemetery of Pere
la Chaise, eight thousand at the place de la
Bastille, and the rest conducting the funeral
cortege, holding the cordons around theneigh
borhood of the rue Vendome, or distributed
along the streets conducting to the cemetery.
There were generals on duty. Two thousand
policemen were detailed to preserve order in
the crowd. Besides these, all the soldiers,
remaining in the barracks at Paris, and all
those in the neighborhood of Paris, as far off
as Fontainbleau,
a distance of forty miles,
were ready with arms in hand, to march at a.
moment's warning. A Minister said he had
no fear of serious trouble, for they could
bring in one hour's time, fifty thousand sol
diers. The Cabinet was on permanence the
whole day at the Count Walewski's. The
Ministry of Foreign Affairs was chosen for
the place of meeting in preference to the
Ministry of War, because of the concentra
tion of electric wires at the former. The
principal Foreign Ambassadors sent dispatch
es at regular intervals during the whole day
to their respective Governments."
The foregoing indicates the precarious con
dition of France. The Government is com
pelled to be in a constant state of watchful
ness. Indeed, there are many indications of
au approaching outbreak. Louis Napoleon
himself has evidently become alarmed; hence,
instead of appearing in public as formerly,
and without attendants, he naturally enough
adopts every possible precaution against as
sassination. Powerful and despotic as he is,
his position is one of imminent peril, and it
is, therefore, by no means enviable.
The Opposition Ranks Breaking
The " American" portion of the opposi
tion is daily withdrawing from the black ban
ner of Wilmot. We have the Farnzer's Jour
nal, a spirited paper, published at Milton,
Pa., before us, from which we take an arti
cle by the editor, after his return from a mass
meeting, held in Harrisburg. It will give
our readers an idea of the movements of the
straight-out Americans—they will never sup
port Wilmot for Governor—llazlehurst will
receive their vote in every county in the State.
The editor says:—
"Mr. lIAZLEHURST and Mr. SWOOPE have
opened. the campaign in good earnest. The
meeting in Harrisburg on the 10th inst.,
which we attended was very large. The right
spirit was manifested, and, foreshadows a
glorious prospect for the triumph of Ameri
can principles, at the coming election. In
deed we never witnessed so much enthusi
asm, so much good feeling, so much determi
nation, to brave the storm of opposition, as
was exhibited on that joyous occasion. It re
minded us of the good old-fashioned times,
when the old. Whig Party was in its palmiest
days—alive, strong and animated with the
prospect of victory. The time when Gen.
Taylor "was all the go," the time of "Tip
pecanoe and Tyler too I"
On our return home, we felt greatly en
couraged to do battle for our cause and our
candidate ; previously, felt somewhat "under
the weather," but now, after seeing such a.
vast multitude of good men and true, work
ing zealously under our banner, we resolved
to be more diligent in furthering American
principles. We felt and still feel some hopes
that our Ticket will be elected, from the fact,
that Wilmot's chances are daily declining,
and the truth is taking fast hold on those who
wandered in forbidden paths.
Americans, be not dismayed—" there's a
good time a coming!" All is not yet lost
that was in danger. No ! we are fast recov
ering our ground ; and doubtless, by the time
Mr. HAzmatuasT and others, have stumped
the State, our party will be all alive to the
work, the wayward encouraged, the traitor
won back to his first love, and the votes coun
ted, may yet announce a brilliant victory!—
"Live or die, sink or swim, survive or per
ish," we shall do our duty, now and ever,
and our humble influence shall be cast whol
ly on the side of National Americanism.—
Take -courage, Americans! Take courage,
stick to the ticket, the whole ticket, and noth
ing but the ticket!"
par -The Montour American, the Republi
can paper of 'Montour county surrenders the
political battle in the following language:
"From present indications, there is no
prospect of defeating Packer. A triangular
fight must result in the defeat of the opposi
tion ; and in our present divided state we
feel assured that we have the numerical
strength to succeed, if united on a single
ticket. We are defeated and rendered pow
erless by the impudent zeal of ultra Repub
licans and intense Americans. The settled
conviction of our mind has ever been that
" united we stand, divided we fall."
THE ELIDING AELER.—This sterling Dem
ocratic organ of Barks county, which, under
the editorial charge of the late Hon, John
Ritter, used to be called " The Bible," has
passed into the hands of Charles Kessler,
Esq., by purchase. He has been connected
with the Adler for many years as an associ
ate editor, and is well able to maintain the
responsibilities of his new position.
POISONED IlAr.—A farmer in Ashtabula,
Ohio, complains that he has lately lost seven
head of cattle by their eating poisoned hay.
It appears that the poison is in form of
ergot, a smutty excrescence which grows on
the June grass. It grows as it does on rye,
in the shape of a diseased and enlarged seed
of dark color, varying from the size of a
wheat grain to three-fourths of an inch long.
Best Cure for Intoxicating Habits
The question has often been asked, in a
simply medical point of view, how the habit
Of:intoxication is best averted or cured. It
is well known to all physicians that some per
sons arc constitutionally more disposed to it
than others ; some hereditarily and some from
the effects of indulgences long since aban
doned so far as in their power, yet so inclined
to it that their self-control, their sanity, and
strongest powers of will, though they may
be perfect at all other points, are completely
frustrated here. It may be said,indeed, that
this, being the result of former indulgences,
is their own fault; but this even does not
make it less their misfortune, and if such
are sincere in their efforts to abandon it, so
much the more are they deserving of all the
assistance that can be rendered to them.
It belongs to all wrong doing thlis to gen
erate a tendency to reproducticn. - If the
man who has thus injured himself is to be
esteemed ever so guilty, the queStion might
yet remain in morals precisely whether the
guilt lay chiefly in the present, as in the
past acts of his life, whether he is not now
to be regarded and treated rather as morally
insane on this topic, than immediately and
simply reprehensible. Almost 'all men have
their weak spots, and few can boast of a per
fectly sound physical, mental and moral con
,The physician can sometimes cure
these cases best, because it is not his duty to
consider where the fault lies,,butr only how it
is to be remedied. •
- It is well known that Coleridge had-be
come so infatuated by, and addicted to the
use of opium, that his friends had all given
him up for lost. One of his warmest admi
rers hired a man .to watch him night and
day, and prevent his getting access to the
pernicious drug. But he baffled his guard,
again and again. At last, after suffering
agonies of remorse, such as even his own
graphic pen confesses itself unable to des
cribe, in the depths of humility and contri
tion, he sought out a judicious physician, to
whom he revealed his whole case, his strug
gles and his desires, placed himself under
his control and care, and lived, and finally
died, in that man's house, after a successful
reformation of five and twenty years. The
confession of his weakneSs, and the realiza
tion that however guilty in its causes, it was
now a case of moral insanity, we suppose
was what saved him to be cured by medical
There are many men who, from various
causes of early habits, seem periodically to
require some great excitement, either physi
cal, mental, or moral. Hence the uncontrol
lable spells of drinking into which some men
will fall occasionally, in the absence of men
tal stimulants, bitterly as they regret it, and
mourn over it at other times, resolve against
it, or vow against it. The butler of the cel
ebrated William Pitt used to relate that his
master would first of all give him strict or
ders before dinner not to bring up more than
so much wine, and afterwards, when it was
gone, he would call for more, order, threaten,
rave, and once dragged the butler down stairs
to the cellar, by main force, to get more wine.
Very frequently it is'found that great men
tal excitement and exertions maybe substi
tuted for these physical paroxysms. Thus it
was remarked of the late Senator Rusk, that,
although in early life much addicted to occa
sional revels of this kind, yet that, as he
warmed into political life, these periods be
came more and more rare and that in propor
tion to the excitement of any occasion, he
would rise to it, calm and clear. Strong
mental or moral excitement, then, seems to
form one of the very best counter-irritants
or remedies against this craving thirst for
physical stimulants. The only danger is,
that in any moment of reactionary depres
sion, always liable to recur after great excite
ment, the danger of falling into the use of
stimulants is proportionably great. With
proper medical care and watchfulness, these
periodical cravings for excitement, will, how
ever, become less and less frequent, and also
subside in violence.
The strength of this craving, however,
when once aroused, is so vehement, that we
can only conjecture that without sonic mode
of satisfying it, it would perhaps prove fatal.
Indeed, the sudden and total cessation of the
use of stimulants is one of the most frequent
causes of mania-a-potu. But the substitu
tion of one form of excitement for another,
gradually tapering off the whole into a health
ful regular activity of the whole man, is what
is to be aimed at in all such cases, while care
must he taken to allow full scope for this ex
citability of temperament in some other way
than by drink, until it subsides of itself.
A mere physician of the body would utter
ly fail in such a work as this. The whole
man, physical, mental and moral, must be
considered; studied, watched, excited or calm
ed to just the proper degree, as the only means
of restoring to his right mind and true na
ture, one who has wandered from the paths
of reason.
Could a private hospital be formed, under
the charge of some physician of ability, to
reach the whole complexities of these cases,
study their history and desire, there are hun
dreds, perhaps thousands of families of large
fortune, who would willingly pay any fair
amount and who would rejoice to place their
friends, and some to enter of themselves, un
der the care of so valuable a friend as such
a physician would prove.—Phila. Ledger.
From thu Elwood (K. T.) Advertieer
Great Excitement at Leavenworth - --
Murder and Robbery---Two Men Hung
by the Mob.
We learn from one of our citizens, who
was at Leavenworth during the late excite
ment, the following particulars of the most
daring outrages ever perpetrated in the Ter
ritory :
It appears that a Mr. STEPHENS, from Mis
sissippi. with another gentleman, both re
cently arrived in the Territory, were passing
through Leavenworth on Friday last, intend
ing to start the following morning on a tour
through the country, in search of a location.
Visiting a grog shop, they became intoxica
ted : showed some money, and boasted of
having a larger sum in their possession.—
Some of their newly-made drinking friends
proposed showing them the city, and about
dusk, persuaded them to visit a spring at the
upper part of the town,
While drinking at the spring, Mr. STE
PHENS and his friend were struck blows on
the back of the head which felled them to
the earth,"and before they could regain their
feet, their friends were upon thom'with their
knives, They inflicted several wounds upon
their bodies and threw them into the river,.
supposing them dead. Mr. STEPHENS, upon
being thrown into the water, revived, and
floating around to the shore in an eddy of
the stream, crawled out on a raft, and from
thence to the wharf, where he was discov
ered by ono of the murderers, who again
stabbed him and threw him into the stream.
Again he floated to the shore, where his
moaning attracted the attention of some
passers-by, but he was unable to speak, and,
in a few moments, expired. "- -
Suspicion fell en the guilty parties, and on
SatUrday morning, three persons, Baize,
Squarles and Knightson,• were arrested:.::-.
When arrested,, Baize's '; arms were
with blood. Early in..the. day,. Knightson
was ciao:Eine& before the authorities at the
Leavenworth Hotel. by, threats,
and promises of protection from-the infuria
ted crowd which wab fist ' gathering around
the place of trial,. he confessed. the deed., and
told where the money was concealed, which
they had taken from their victims. .Search
was instituted, and the money found at the
spot designated. - By this time; the mob had
increased to about two thousand persons; de-:
mandin:g the prisoners from the authorities,
and insisting upon -taking, the law in their
own hands. Judge LeCompte made a speech,
exhorting them to quiet, and assuring there'
that justice should be meted out to the cul
prits. The crowd hissed him down,
out that they had never, yet received justice
at his hands, and moved off 'to' the jail where
Baize and Squarles were confined. linigh
son meanwhile, had. been run off to ti
Fort, where he is now in custody. The nob,
arriving at the jail, took out the prisoners,
and dragged them to a large elm tree, at the
mouth of Three Mile Creek, about mile
below the city. The noose-was placed round
their necks, the rope pased over a. limb of
the tree and the crowd pulling at the other
Squarles was first strung up., Not expi
ring so readily as the mob could wish, sev
eral took hold of his legs, pulling him down
in such manner as to break his neck.,
Meanwhile, Baize stood in the crowd talk
ing with an officer from the - Fort, who, un
perceived, slipped the noose from his neck,
whereupon Baize ran for the jail. He was
placed in jail, and the authorities,' and some
few citizens, again, without success, endeav
ored to protect him. The mob broke open
the jail, took him out and he was soon hang
ing on the fatal tree.
The confession of ' Knightson implicates
a gang of murderers, numbering nine, who
have been associated together in Leaven
worth, and have murdered several persons,
during the last six months. Stephens, we
understand had upon his person only about
one hundred and twenty-five dollars. • -
`Though sunzmary justice was meted•out to
the wretches, yet public opinion sanctions it
as a necessity, and will effectually strike ter
ror into the•hearts of the many similar gangs
who infest that city.
State's Rights
DAvID WILMOT, in his letter to the "Amer
ican" Committee, thinks that "we should not
weaken our State sovereignty by looking to
the General Government as the great source
of reform in this matter;" the matter refer
red to, being a modification of the naturali
zation laws. In another part of the same
letter lie says that "it belongs exclusively to
the States to regulate this whole question of
It is a somewhat novel idea to look to the
State for action in reference to the naturali.
zation laws, yet the idea has a meaning be
yond the question it immediately refers to:
WiLmor and those who think with him,
have of late become most extravagantly en
amored with State sovereignty, even to the
extent of pushing the doctrine beyond-all
constitutional bounds to the conclusion arri
ved at by Mr. CeixourT, when he contended
that a sovereign State had the right to nullify
an act of Congress. It is to this doctrine of
nullification that the Republican leaders are
conducting their party in the Northern States;
and it was with an eye to its application to a
contingency which he hopes xuay arisein the
future in Pennsylvania—having reference to
the question of slavery in one of its many
aspects—that Mr. WinmoT is nursing and in
culcating this doctrine of State's rights.
Having failed to gain possession of the
National Government, the Republican lead
ers seek to limit, hedge in, and prescribe by
the narrowest bounds its actual power, when
in any way affecting the question of slavery.
Witness the laws passed by Massachusetts
and other Republican States under the name
of "personal liberty bills" to obstruct and
nullify the operations of the .fugitive slave
law. Although in manifest violation of the
act of Congress, they find an apology and
defence in the sheltering doctrine of State's
If we are at liberty to judge Mr. WILMOT
from his antecedents, we are warranted in
saying that his object is
,to inculcate the no
tion that the State is supreme in all things,
so that in case of his election, and the elec
tion of a compliant Republican Legislature,
Pennsylvania may be made to follow the ex
ample of Massachusetts in the passage of a
"personal liberty" act, nullifying the act of
Congress. Are the people prepared to regard
this as one of the results of Win3for's elec
tion ? •It has been one of the fruits of Re
publican sway in other States, and why not
in Pennsylvania?
It cannot have failed to attract the atten
tion of thinking men, that while this doctrine
of State nullification, borrowed from the Cal
houn school of politics, has been pursued and
contended for by States, of the Massachusetts
way of thinking, the most absolute and un
limited power has been claimed for the Gen
eral Government to prohibit and forever ex
clude slavery from the territories; or that, in
other words, where the constitution confers
express power, as in the ease of reclaiming
fugitive slaves, State sovereignty may nullify
acts passed in pursuance of that constitution--
al provision, but where no express power can
be found in the constitution to exclude sla
very from the territories, it is. the duty of
Congress to assume and exercise such power.•
Such is the anomalous position of sham Re
publicanism ; with one dogma, derived from
the nullifiers, and another from the strong
centralizing principles of ancient Federal
ism.—ratreot & Union.
ton "Viiyznian, says there is a natural bridge
within 62 miles of that place, in Scott Coun
ty, compared with which the bridge over
Cedar Creek is a mere circumstance. The
Scott Bridge extends across the chasm more
than twice eighty feet in• width,•and is 420
feet deep,- at the bottom of which flows a
much larger and more rapid stream than
Cedar Creek. The arch of the Scott Bridge
is not so perfectly formed as that of Cedar
Creek, but it is not less a bridge, with a
broad wagon road located upon it. The sur
vey for the Cumberland Gap Railroad passed
through the arch of this bridge. It is, per
haps, the wildest and most stupendous curi
osity in the United States, and yet is com
paratively unknown.