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Ezeoution of Anderson and Richards.
[From the Lancaster Daily Express, April 91
Notwithstanding the heavy rain last night,
and the unfavorable state of the roads, per
sons were seen wending their way towards
the prison from all directions at an early
hour, attracted thitherward by a prevailing
curiosity to get even a glance at the enclo
sure within which the dreadful tragedy of
the law was to be enacted. We repaired to
the prison at 9 o'clock, whore a number of
jurors and Sheriff's deputies had already col
lected. There was considerable outside pres
sure at the prison gate, but not so much as
had been anticipated by many.
At seven o'clock last evening, Rev. Messrs.
Hopkins and Appleton, of St. John's Free
Church, visited the condemned and remained
with them until nearly ten o'clock, adminis
tering to them the Sacrament of the Lord's
Supper. They had been baptized on the
previous Saturday.
This communion scene was one of the
most affecting and impressive ever witnessed.
Richards was brought over into Anderson's
cell, and both seated themselves upon Ander
son's prison cot. Their spiritual advisers
then went into a thorough examination of
the moral condition of the condemned, as to
the sincerity of their repentance and their
comprehension of the fundamental truths of
the divine plan of salvation.
They both professed the deepest contrition
and manifested much feeling. Richards was
deeply agitated, and appeared very different
in manner from the previous afternoon.—
Their spiritult advisers being satisfied that
they did truly repent them of their sins, pro
ceeded with their preparations to administer
the Communion, according to the beautiful
service of the Protestant Episcopal church.
Anderson's stool was used for the table, a
white cloth being spread over it, and there
in the dim light of that lonely cell was wit
nessed a scene which has few parallels. Af
ter the blessing of the sacred elements, there
was the usual pause, and Anderson, not be
ing familiar with the service, supposed it to
be intended as an opportunity for prayer.—
He accordingly kneeled down by the side of
his cot, and offered up a most eloquent, ap
propriate and fervent extempore prayer,
breathing the deepest penitence, bitterly be
wailing his sins and expressing the fullest
reliance in the pardoning mercy of God. A
more eloquent and appropriate prayer could
hardly have been made, even by the learned
and mature christian. The clergymen, as
well as Richards, were deeply affected by it.
Before the clergymen took leave of the
condemned for the evening, Anderson thank
ed them most tenderly for their kindness
and the deep interest they had taken in their
spiritual welfare, and regretted that he had
nothing suitable to give them as a token of
his gratitude, but he had got some copies of
a hymn printed for that purpose, a copy of
which he begged each of them to accept.—
He had written his name on the back of
each, in several places.
The prisoners slept very little during the
night. Anderson being engaged almost the
entire night in devotional exercises. Rich
ards informed us that he slept some, but the
approaching scene was all the time running
through his mind the same as if he were
awake. This morning they were dressed for
their execution, Anderson in white pants,
arid plainwhite shirt. a,na in white
pants, shirt, and white roundabout or monk
ey coat, with white gloves. Although evi
dently penitent, resigned and prepared for
his dreadful doom, he looked as pleasant as
ever, and said he felt as if he was going out
West on a long journey, or to get married.
In taking leave of us he said, with appa
rent feeling, that he was prepared ; that he
felt he deserved his doom, though he had
been led into the crime, that he felt God had
forgiven him, and he would go to the gallows
with an easy mind. As he said this, howev
er,-big drops of perspiration stood out on his
forehead, and his whole frame quivered with
emotion. He,.however, recovered his usual
calmness in a short time, and engaged with
Mr. Appleton in his devotional exercises, he
having been with the prisoner from 9 o'clock
in the morning.
At an early hour Anderson's wife, their
two children, step-daughter, and mother-in
law, visited the cell of the condemned, where
they remained until half an hour before the
time for preparing for execution. This scene
was deeply affecting, and although we could
look unmoved upon the execution itself, this
scene was enough to unman the stoutest
heart and unbrace the most iron nerves.
When they entered, Anderson said " Good
morning," and affectionately kissed his wife
and little ones, - who burst into tears. Mrs.
Anderson spoke scarcely a word about the
execution, but - wept bitterly all the time,
while Anderson himself, with much appa
rent effort, maintained a surprising compo
sure. At last he said, "I have chosen eleven
o'clock for my death. I have prepared my
soul to meet my God, and I care not how
soon. I feel that my God will receive my
soul, and I care not how soon I go." He re
peated in a faltering voice, " I feel that God
will receive my soul," and continued for
some time, repeating similar sentences, at
short intervals.
Rev. Mr. Hopkins arrived at quarter be
fore 11 o'clock, and Anderson was notified
that it was then time to take leave of his
family, but before they left he requested that
one of the clergymen pray with them alto
gether. The request .being complied with,
they took their final leave, a scene we will
not attempt to describe. He besought all to
prepare to meet him in heaven, and to have
no fears about his future.
. On visiting Richards we found good, reason
to hope his professions of penitence were
real. He fully realized his condition, and
spoke with confidence and yet humility that
God had pardoned him and would receive his
soul. Mr. Hopkins then engaged w;th him
in prayer, and Mr. Appleton with Anderson.
Sheriff Rowe and Deputy Sheriff Foltz
then entered and made the final prepara
tions. The former adjusted the cord around
Richards, and the latter around the neck of
Anderson, both retaining remarkable com
posure, though looking pale. They were
then escorted by their respective spiritual
advisers to the gallows, accompanied by the
Sheriff and the Deputy. Anderson passed a
few acquaintances in the corridor. He nod
ded and smiled them a final adieu, and the
mournful- procession moved on in an impres
sive ei..19p0 ,to . the gallows.
In. -41ie : rear of the gallows were the coffins
to receive their bodies.
The condemned ascended the stairs with a
firm step, and, by directions of the Sheriff,
kneeled down in their respective positions,
immediately under the hooks which were to
receive the fatal cords. Anderson, then, in
a fervent and somewhat faltering voice, en
gaged in prayer.
The benediction was then pronounced by
Mr. Hopkins, when the caps were adjusted,
and the clergymen and Sheriff and Deputy
took their final leave. At twenty-five min
utes before twelve Sheriff Rowe pulled the
cord attached to the lever, and the platform
fell instantly, and noiselessly, leaving the
victims hanging in mid-air. Anderson did
not even struggle or perceptibly move any
part of his body. Richards seemed to die
harder, but only did not struggle in the
least. After a few convulsive movements of
various parts of his body, and all was over.
A few minutes after twelve Dr. Henry
Carpenter and Dr. Burg, the Sheriff's physi
cians, pronounced them dead, and their bod
ies were lowered in their coffins, which were
placed in a wagon and drawn to the Poor
House burying ground, followed by four or
five hundred persons, including the family of
Anderson. His wife was more affected at
the grave than before, and wept convulsively.
The account, given by Anderson and Rich
ards of the manner of committing the mur
der, is briefly this: They went to the house
and found the women in the kitchen, Mrs.
Garber having just finished churning and
preparing her butter for market, which she
purposed attending next morning, as was her
custom. They asked for food, which was
given, and after they had.done eating, Rich
ards and Anderson left the house, evidently
having abandoned their original intention of
robbery, which was their object when they
started from Lebanon the day previous.—
They had drank a pint of whiskey within a
short time, and when outside of the house,
discovering their flask was empty, the ques
tion arose as to how they could get it replen
ished. Anderson said he would go back and
ask Mrs. Garber for a " levy." They did so,
meeting the women in the kitchen, and the
request was refused. Richards suggested
the idea of robbing, and locked the outside
door, putting the key in his pocket. An al
tercation ensued between Anderson and Mrs.
Garber and Richards and Mrs. Ream, and
both of them being courageous women, it end
ed in a most desperate struggle, in which Mrs.
Garber wrenched the hachet from Anderson
and struck him a blow on the back of the
head, the force of which he broke with
his arm. Getting the hatchet again, he struck
her two or three blows over the head with the
back of it, but failed to knock her down, when
she broke loose and fled in the back room (No.
2.) Anderson followed her and threw her down,
and struck her a blow upon the head after
she was down, which rendered her insensible
for a short time.
In the meantime, Richards had Mrs. Ream
down on the step in the kitchen, but she had
partially struggled up, and was getting the
better of him, and Richards was in the act of
shooting her with a pistol, when Anderson
rushed out and prevented him, knocking her
down also %vith the hatchet. By this time
Mrs. Garber had recovered and fled into the
other room, (3) when Anderson followed her,
and then the last terrible struggle took place;
the last blow of the hatchet being inflicted
there in the dark, all the dreadful details of
which are minutely given by Anderson in his
Prom the Utah Army
[Correspondence of the New York Times.]
C! Jur. SCOTT, U. T., Feb. 13, 1858.
The mail from the States has at length
reached us in our exile, and the brow of care
and anxiety is relaxed, the fatigue of milita
ry discipline and exposure is forgotten, and
even the hollow mirth at the wine glass and
the heart corroding excitement of the gaming
table are thrown off, and all hearts are soft
ened with thoughts of home, of absent friends.
The faces of many brighten, and though the
tear sparkles in the eye, there is a smile ra
diant over the countenance ; the breasts of
many heave convulsively, and the counte
nance is almost distorted by the scarce-re
pressed emotion, which would burst the fet
ters with which it is bound in forced compo
sure. It is a great event in our camp, this
arrival of the mail.
It was the mails which left the States on
the Ist of December and the Ist of January
that arrived here on the Bth inst. They
brought us dates from St Louis up to the
25th of December, and contained most inter
esting news to us concerning the commercial
crisis, the Indian war, the meeting of Con
gress, but more especially the Utah war.-
- From what we can glean from the papers the
public are extremely well informed concern
ing our movements and position. The im
pression, however, seemed to be that the
troops would suffer this winter ; and I am
very glad that subsequent letters have in
formed the public that we have thus far
spent the winter in comparative comfort.
The feeling of intense abhorrence which
the conduct of the Mormons has excited
against themselves throughout the Union,
leads us to fear that, bound down as we are
by the strict discipline of military rule and
responsibility, we will have to suffer the ex
treme disappointment of hearing ere long
that Salt Lake City has been taken posses
sion of by volunteers from the West, whilst
we are compelled to remain during the win
ter within 110 miles of that stronghold which
it has been our ambition to conquer without
further assistance.
The United States District Court for this
county, Chief Justice Eckles presiding, met
on the Ist of February, at the Court House
in Eckelsville, pursuant to adjournment at
the regular December Term, on the 6th day
of January last. It was in session but three
days, there being but one case for trial, and
it adjourned until the first Monday in March.
Just before the close of the regular Decem
ber Term of this Court, the United States
Grand Jury found an indictment against all
the members of the Utah Legislature, in con
sequence of the treasonable resolutions passed
and published by them.
Joseph Taylor and Wm. Stowell, the one
a colonel, the other an adjutant in the Mor
mon army, who are included in this last list,
were taken prisoners on Ham's Fork in Octo
ber last, the circumstances of which appeared
in my communication of the 28th of the
month. They were confined in the custody
of the guard of the 10th infantry. Taylor,
hoviever, escaped from the guard on the
night of the 7th of November, and, had for
tune favored him, Stowell would also now be
at liberty, for on the evening of the 30th of
January ho made his escape from the guard
in company with a corporal who had been
broken by a court-martial for some offence,
and who was in confinement with Stowell.
Much to our surprise, they both returned
and gave themselves up to the guard on the
3d of February. It appears that they suc
ceeded, after eluding the search of the guard
for them, in making their way to Smith's
Fork, a creek some four miles from the one
on which we are encamped, (Black's Fork;)
they then followed up this stream towards
the mountains, in the hope of meeting some
Mormon scouting parties, from whom they
could obtain assistance ; in this they were
disappointed, and withoutnot hes, blankets,
or any sort of arms or" iunition, they
came near perishing in the deep snows of
the mountains, and therefore concluded, fi
nally, that it was better to run the risk of
hanging than to starve to death, and re
turned. Stowell's feet were so badly frost
bitten that he could scarcely walk.
Nathaniel Thompson, who is included in
the last indictment, and who has been in
confinement since last December, has de
manded a trial at the next session of the
Court. It remains with the United States
Attorney to decide whether the case shall be
prosecuted. If it should, I am informed that
there is evidence sufficient to connect him
with the treasonable combination against the
United States, and he will, undoubtedly, suf
fer the penalty of treason.
The Governor, on the 3d inst., commis
sioned D. A. Burr, Esq., of Washington City,
Justice 'of the Peace of this county, and
Chief Justice Eckels has appointed the same
gentleman U. S. Commissioner for the Nor
thern Judicial District of this Territory.—
This appointment has filled a vacancy which
the Executive have felt the need of very
much, as there has been no inferior tribunal
for the adjudication of the numerous petty
offences which, although it is essential to the
peace of the community should he punished,
yet are not of a nature to come before a su
perior court.
I am told by a gentleman who has just ar
rived from _Henry's Fork, where the animals
of the command have been kept during the
winter, that they are in excellent condition.
The dragoon and artillery horses are improv
ing beyond all expectation, and are now
really fat. There is no snow on Henry's
The health of the command has been ex
cellent during the winter. Thera has been
but three deaths, and those were from the ef
fects of diseases contracted elsewhere.
The weather thus far has not been severe,
for, although the temperature has been quite
low, yet its freedom from sudden changes,
and the extreme rarity of the atmosphere,
prevent the cold from being felt as it would
be in a much lower temperature in the cli:
mate of the Eastern States.
We have during this month, however, been
visited: with a succession of high winds from
the west and northwest, accompanied by
slight falls of snow. The snow is now about
one inch deep in this bottom. It is an inter
esting meteorological fact, which has been
communicated to me by a gentleman who is
a close observer, that the course of the high
er clouds has been during this winter almost
invariably from the west and northwest, to
the east and southeast.
Hon. Thomas H.Benton on his Death Bed
[Correspondence of the New York Tribune.]
WASHINGTON, April 0, 1858
Colonel Benton is dying. his disease, can
cer of the bowels, has made such progress
that he cannot survive much longer. Ile suf
fers extreme pain, and is exausted to althost
the last degree of physical prostration. But
his mind is as clear and as powerful as ever,
and the high, resolute, Roman spirit of the
old statesman struggles with indomitable en
ergy and fortitude against sickness and weak
ness, and the awful presence of the 'king of
He dies in harness, working to the last fur
his country and mankind. An old and inti
mate friend, from Missouri, called upon him
this morning. Benton was in bed, scarcely
able to move hand or foot, and not able to
speak much above a whisper. But he was
hard at work, closing up his Abridgement of
the Debates of Congress, which he has brought
down to 1830, to the passage of the compro
mise measures. He was dictating the clos
ing chapter of the work. His daughter;Mrs.
Jones, sitting beside the bed, received it, sen
tence by sentence, whispered in her ear, and
repeated it aloud to her husband, who wrote
it down. It was then read over to Colonel
Benton, and received his corrections, made
with as much an.xious particularity as if it
were the maiden-work of a young author.
Resting a few minutes from his task, Col.
Benton entered into conversation with his
Missouri friend. He told him that, in re
viewing the events of 1850, he was glad to find
that the animosity of the past had died out in
his heart, and he was not only ready but ea
ger to do justice to his former rivals and op
ponents. He spoke with much feeling of Mr.
Clay, to whose merits and services he had
awarded the highest praise in what he was
writing about the compromise period of 1850.
He dwelt particularly on the service, the
great service, Mr. C. had rendered to the Re
public at that time by baffling, and putting
down the traitorous secessionists of the south
who were seeking to destroy the Union, and
plunge the country into civil war for their
own ambitious purposes.
The inspiration of this theme fired the lan
guid blood and reanimated for a moment the
failing frame of the dying patriot. In ener
getic whispers, he told his visitor that the
same men who had sought to destroy the Re
public in 1850, were at the bottom of this ac
cursed Lecompton business. Among the great
est of his consolations in dying was the con
sciousness that the Howe of Representatives
had baffled these treasonable schemers, and
put the heels of the people on the neck of the
traitors. Few events in our history had giv
en him so much satisfaction as the defeat of
Lecompton. He warmly praised the intrep
id and incorruptible Douglas Democrats.
In taking leave of his friend, Col. Benton
said that, although there was much in his
life that he regretted, he could honestly feel
proud on his death-bed of his devotion to his
country, in whose service he had never been
faithless or negligent.
Serious Accident
We learn from our friend, Capt. John A.
Osborn, that a very serious accident occured
on the six Mile Run branch of the. Broadtop
Railroad, in this County, on the 30th ult.—
It appears that two young men, by the names
of lra. Foster and Samuel Long, both resi
dents of that neighborhood, were employed
in loading cars with whoop poles, and, af
ter getting one loaded, they got on the front
of it, and two others got on behind for the
purpose of braking. By some means the
brake would not work, and the result was that
the car ran off, the two men behind threw
themselves off but sustained little injury.—
The other two in front could not get off, and
when they came down to the main road at
Riddleshurg, they came in contact with four
other cars. The collision was fearful, and
young Foster had his leg broken above the
knee, while the other, Samuel Long, who is
only about 14 years of age, had his thigh
broken in two places ; the other was also bro
ken, and his left foot badly crushed. They
were conveyed to their homes, and the ser
vices of a couple of medical gentlemen called
into requisition. Foster appeared to be do
ing well, but Long's recovery is considered
doubtful.—Bedford Gazette.
Protection to Labor, Agriculture, Manu
factures, and Commerce.
[From the Press.]
The crisis from which we are now suffering,
and other circumstances, have produced a
change in our industrial and financial affairs
that calls for the serious consideration of all
our citizens, and especially their Represen
tatives in our National Legislature.
For the last ten • years our own and much
foreign capital and a vast amount of labor
have found full employment in founding new
States and Territories, and covering our ex
tended country with railroads and other im
During much of this time the capital and
labor of Europe have been also fully em
ployed on their railroads, their Eastern wars,
working the gold mines in Australia, and fur
nishing us with unprecedentedly large quan
tities of manufactured goods, which have
brought large revenues into our treasury.
These sources of employment, on both sides
of the Atlantic, in future will be much di
minished, and indeed may be considered al
most at an end ; and the revenue to our treas
ury must also be much diminished by dimin
ished imports and a reduction in duties.
The war in Europe and their short crops
gave us a foreign demand for large supplies
of our breadstuff's and provisions, which we
are not likly to have in time to come, and our
large imports of foreign goods have been the
means of greatly extending the capital and
machinery used in their production; and with
our diminished ability to import and pay for
them, and their ability to produce at lower
prices by the fall in prices of cotton, provis
ions, labor, and interest, and diminished de
mand for them. Therefore, the question
arises, shall we stand listlessly by and see
our nunerous and extensive manufacturing
establishments suspended, and their work
men unemployed, until wages come down to
competing prices under our low system of
duties, or shall we revise our tariff and save
these great losses from taking place, by giv
ing our labor a living protection and full em
A few statistics, taken from our official doc
uments, will prove that we must manufacture
the greater part of the goods we consume—
that we have only the means of paying to
foreign countries for a small part of them ;
and =t requires but one simple argument to
shi. that all reductions in the prices of goods
must mainly fall on the prices of labor em
ployed in their production, and depress it to
such prices as manufacturers can afford to pay.
The statistics of the census for 1840 gives
the amount of our manufactures for that
year, exclusive of flour, ships, carriages, and
like articles, at $294,000,000. The Treasury
report for the same year gives our imports of
the same kind of manufactures at only about
$34,000,000. The capital invested in manu
factures is given at $261,726,570. This shows
that the amount of manufactures imported
was but a small proportion of what we con
Our exports of breadstuffs and provisions
for 1840 was only $19,067,000, and this was
about six . millions above the average of the
preceding years, and two millions above the
five succeeding years.
The following statement and comparison
for 1850 confirms the position :
Home Manuf. 1850. Imports 1850.
Cotton g00d5,561,869,184 $19,896,630
Woolen goos, 43,207,555 15,965,824
Iron, 60,486,203 9,183, 822
$165,562,942 $45,046,276
The general average of interest on money
in Europe is about four per cent., and here,
though the rate is nominally only six and sev
en per cent., yet virtually; borrowers for the
last few years have been compelled to pay an
average of about eight per cent. or more, and
capital is not likely to be employed in new
manufacturing establishments until there is
a reasonable prospect of realizing at least
that rate of income ; and hence the depres
sion in prices of manufactured goods that
will ensue from the surplus of labor thus to
be thrown on the markets of the manufactur
ing countries of Europe and our own will
chiefly fall on labor, and it must fall in equal
ratio here unless protected.
The value of our agricultural produce, as
given in the census report for 1850, was $l,-
326,60L326, and the value of the products of
manufactures, mining, and the mechanic arts
at $1,013,336,463. Our Treasury report-for
that year gives our exports of.breadstuffs and
provisions at only $26,051,373 ; and that is
but a small proportion of the large amount
Russia is generally a large exporter of grain
to England; but short crops in England,
France, and other coup ics of Europe, and
war with Russia at the same time, created a
large demand for our breadstuff and provis
ions, at high prices, so that for the year end
ing 30th June, 1854, we exported of them to
the amount of $66,516,298, and for 1856,
$77,046,828, and we alsO largely increased
our imports, the amounts of some of them,
for 1854, being as follows, viz :
Woollens, $30,113,779 Cotton goods, $33,940,503
Silks, 37,796,170 Iron and Steel, 22,740,322
These large exports were much more than
double the average amount of the four pre
ceding years, and far above the amount that
we can reasonably expect to export in future.
The changed condition of Europe is likely
to make a great change in our condition,
greatly reducing our exports of these, and
the prices of them at home and abroad, there
by correspondingly reducing our ability to
import and pray for their manufactures. This
will correspondingly reduce the amount of
our foreign commerce, and under the re
duced tariff of 1857, reduce the amount
of our revenue in a two-fold ratio, while our
Government expenses are every year aug
menting with the increase of our population
and the extended bounds of our country.
The probability, therefore, clearly is, that
instead of an overflowing treasury, as in times
past, unless our tariff is changed and duties
raised, we shall be compelled to resort to
loans, or continue to use a paper currency
for the support of Government. It is quite
evident that this must be the case, and there
fore timely provision should be made to avoid
it. We should lay protecting duties on such
foreign manufactures as our country can pro
duce with the same amount of labor, give it
a better remuneration and insure a healthy
competition with the foreign ; create a steady
market for our breadstuffs and provisions, in
stead of depending on an uncertain and fluc
tuating one abroad, and virtually importing
foreign food and labor consumed in their pro
duction, and thus deprive our farmers of the
market and our laborers of the employment
which their production at home would give.
J. K. L.
Letter From Kansas.
Lecompton Rejected !—Popular Sovereignty
Vindicated I—The People Triumphant! and
Tyranny, with all its Advocates, Doomed to
Eternal Infamy !
Correspondence of The Press.]
WYANDOT CITY, K. T., April 5, 1858.
Public expectation has been upon the tip
toe. During the day a thousand eyes have
been longingly and timidly resting upon our
noble river, in constant search for the first
sight of the mail steamer Platte Valley, by
which the final vote upon the Lecompton
Constitution was expected. At last her sym
metrical figure rounded the point, three miles
below the city, and as she breasted the cur
rent and neared the town, our citizens gath
ered from all parts, and congregated upon
the wharf, the whistle sounded, the bell was
tapped, the wheels were moored, and the no
ble steamer touched the first landing in Kan
from the hurricane deck. The word was
caught up by the tongues of the disenthralled,
and three times three made the welkin ring.
Three cheers were given for Douglas, three
for Forney, and three times three for the tri
umph of popular sovereignty and its noble
advocates everywhere.
I cannot describe to you the scene that en
sued. Joy beamed from the eyes of the peo
ple. Each man grasped the hand of his
neighbor, and with a heartiness rarely felt in
this selfish world, congratulated each other
on the glorious news. To-day the heart of
Kansas is glad; the chains that have bound her
limbs together are broken; the iron hand that
has grasped and sunk deep into her flesh has
been paralyzed and shaken off, and she rises
in all her pristine purity, and hurls back the
foul monster Lecompton, whose foetid breath
has scorched her virgin cheek, and whose
hellish design has been to force upon her his
disgusting embraces !
Can you imagine the joy of the people in
the Revolution when the news from York
town was heralded over the land ? if so, you
can imagine the joy that fills the hearts of the
people of Kansas to-day. The battle is fought,
the victory is ours, and peace reigns where
anarchy has so long fettered our energies
and crippled our enterprise.
You can now say to the landless and the
homeless everywhere, that Kansas has open
ed her doors to receive them, and that life
and property are as safe in Kansas to-day as
they are in any part of the old Keystone.
Our beautiful prairies are smilling with
verdure, and courting the hand of industry to
develop and reap the rich rewards with which
they teem and tempt the eye of the husband
I have now been three years in Kansas,
and have not dared to say to my friends "come
to the goodly land!' Such has been the con
dition of things during that time, that life and
property were not safe, and under such cir
cumstances I could advise no one to leave a
State protected by law and become a subject
of such a government.
The effort to govern a free people by other
instrumentalities than those of the popular
will, has been the source of all our calamities,
and the courage and firmness of the people of
Kansas have demonstrated to the world that
the American people will acknoledge no Gov
ernment but that which derives all its pow
ers from the consent of the governed.
The people, with the aid of Walker and
Stanton, have rescued the Territorial Govern
ment from the hands of the. usurpers, and
Congress has disarmed the Lecompton swin
dle by returning it hand-cuffed to an out
raged people, and the reign of law and order
has to-day begun in Kansas, and I can now
say to those who want homes and to become
their own employers, that we have thousands
of quarter-sections of the most fertile and
beautiful lands to be found upon the broad
face of our Republic, that need nothing but
the hand of industry to make them rise into
farms capable of supplying all the wants of
humanity. The michanic and the merchant
will find employment, promising a rich re
munerat;on in our young towns and infant
cities, and capital can find no safer invest
ment, or one that promises a richer return
than our market affords. Let no one, fear, to
come to Kansas, who wishes to better his
condition or improve his fortune.
EQ7- A shocking affair took place in the
town of Le Roy, New York, a few days since.
A farmer named Daniel Comstock, has been
living with his four little daughters, Mary,
Maria, Colona, and Cora, alone in his house,
on what is known as the Philadelphia road.
Iris wife has been absent some two months,
in Auburn, under mediefil treatment. Last
Sunday night week, about 9 o'clock, it was
discovered that the residence of Mr. Comstock
was in flames, and before assistance could
be rendered it was burned to the ground,
with its five inmates ! A correspondent of
the New York Times, in writing from Water
town, says that, as if this affair were not suf
ficiently shocking in itself, we are compelled
to turn to the poor wife, who, away in Au
burn, is contemplating the happiness of her
little ones, and the prospect of a speedy re
union with them. Before I left that vicinity,
to return to Watertown, to-night, a letter was
placed in my hands, which had just been re.-
ceived from the poor woman, addressed to her
husband, and dated at Auburn, on Friday.
I extract for you these portions :
"Mr DEAR ONES AT HOME will all
be surprised, and I trust like me, you will be
joyfully surprised, when I tell you that I am
coming home next week. ** • I should
have started this morning, if I had had an
answer to the letter I sent on Tuesday last.
I feel as if I cannot possibly wait till it comes.
* * * lam not strong enough to endure
much, though lam gaining. lam very much
. with the prospect of going home ;
hope I shall get calm before I start. I think
I see you all looking very happy, my dear
children, when pa reads this to you. Be good
children, and I hope before another Friday
noon to be with you.
" Your affectionate mother, A. M. C."
WHAT LOVE WILL DARE.—We condense a
funny " love affair" from the Cincinnati Ga
zette :—A young lady of Louisville, with
charms weighing $lOO,OOO, well invested,
was sent by her guardian to a Cincinnati
boarding school, to separate her from her
lover. The lover soon followed, stole an in
terview with his swpet-heart, then purchased
a boy's outfit and sent the bundle to the
boarding school. Soon a boy came out of
the boarding school, joined the Kentuckian,
found friends who procured facilities for
tying the knot, and the two young gents
took a double bedded room at the Walnut
street House. Only one bed was found tum
bled in the morning, the boy became an ob
ject of suspicion, satisfactory explanations to
the landlord followed, and after the bride
had assumed feminine garments the happy
pair took a boat and " put out."
$500,000. $500,000 ,
Capital Stock One Hundred Thousand Acres,
in the State of Wisconsin.
The American Homestead Land Company, having dis--
posed of a sufficient number of shares to Warrant an ear
ly distribution of their Land, now offer to the public the
remaining unsold Shares, and take pleasure in announcing,
that, Oxa litustnnr.n Tnous.uvn ACRES of choice farming land,
situated in the Counties of Wineebago, Marquette, Wan
sham, Outagamir, Shawano, Portage, Marathon, ChippoWs.,
St. Croix and Polk, State of Wisconsin. will be distributed
to Shareholders of said Company; before the adjournment
of the present session of Congress. - These lands are amongst
the best farming lands in the State, ranging in value from
five to twenty-five dollars per acre. This Company, hold
ing as they do, a large quantity, are compelled to sell a
portion of their Lands for Cash, and take this method of
disposing of One Hundred Thousand Acres, at a reduced
price. The distribution will take place in the city of Wash
ington, under the direction of thirty-one Members of Con
gress, one Member selected from each State in the Union.
The land offered is free from any encumbrance, and War
ranty Deals of arnveyance will be executed immediately
after the distribution, to the parties entitled thereto, by
Trustees appointed for that purpose. The distribution will
be as follows :
100 " "
100 "
100 "
25 "
SO "
160 CI
320 "
640 " 64
1000 " 64
1 ‘4 5000 " it
Eight Hundred and Twenty-nine Tracts, comprising One
Hundred Thousand Acres.
The American Homestead Land Company respectfully
solicit your early co-operation in the organization of Clubs,
and will allow 10 per cent. oriall subscriptions amounting
to ten Shares, payable in Stock of the Company.
All orders must be addressed to the' "American Home
stead Land Company, Washington, D. C." giving the full
address of each Shareholder, naming the Town, County
and State in which they reside, and to whom the• Shares
are to be directed.
The Company respectfully refer to the following gentle
men for any information relative to the quality and value
of the Lands.
ALEXANDER W. RANDALL, Governor or State of Wis.
Ex. Governor DODGE, Ex. Governor FARWELL,
‘c " DEWEY.
Ex. Governor BARSTOW. Janesville, Wisconsin.
ALEXANDER SPAULDiNG, Esq., Tauncoy Court, Wall
St., New York. _ _ _
THOMAS J. WEARY, Secretary
March 31, 185S—lm.
Taste Restorative Troches, the Great Substitute
for Tobacco.
It is a Nye]] known and hicontrovertable fact that the use
of Tobacco is the promoting cause of many of the most se
race of man is subject, as careful analysis and long and
painful experience have clearly proven that it contains
certain narcotic and poisonous properties most dangerous
in their effects, which by entering into the blood derange
the functions and operations of the Heart, causing many
to suppose that organ to be seriously deceased.
TOBACCO affects also the entire nervous system, mani
festing itself—as all who have used the noxious weed will
bear testimony—in Lassitude, Nervous Irritability, Water
Brash, Dysiwpsia, and many other disorders of a similar
counteract these baneful influences, and have proved com
pletely successful in a multitude of cases, and wherever
used. Being harmless in themselves they exert a benefi
cial effect upon the entire sys tem, restoring the taste which
has become vitiated or destroyed by great indulgence, com
pletely removing the irritation and accompanying tickling
sensation of the Throat—which are always consequent
upon abstaining from the use of Tobacco, and by giving a
healthy tone to the Stomach, invigorate the whole system.
Persons who are irretrievably undermining their con
stitutions and shortening their lives, should use these
Troches immediately and throw off the injurious and un
pleasant habit of Tobacco Chewing.
These Troches or Lozenges are put up in a convenient
and portable form at the low price of 50 Cents per Box.—
A liberal discount to the Trade.
Prepared solely by the undersigned to whom all orders
should be addressed.
JAMES E. BROWN, Druggist,
Cor. 2d and Race Sts., Phila
March 24, IS3S—ly
F6ll Hooks and Tackle, best Kirby, Limerick, ir
ginia, Trout, Sea, and every des,:ription of Fish
Hooks, Trout Flies, Gut and other Snoods, Brass Reels,
Fishing hods of all kinds; Canton Grass, Silk and Hair
Lines, Nets, Dining Twine, Seine Twine, Wrapping Twine,
Piano and Dulcimer Wire, Violin Strings. Genuine HAR
LEM OIL, an efhctive remedy fur Pain in the Breast, Grav
el, and similar diseases.
ALso,—Fine English Twist Single and Double Guns. Pow
(IT Fht , lis, Shot Belts and Pouches, Game-Bags, and Gun
ning Apparatus generally.
No. GS (old No. 50) North Third Street, Two doors below
Arch St., and next door to the St. Charles' Hotel,
March 24, 1858—Im. Philadelphia.
_ _ _
MOSES MOUS has opened at his Store-room, in Mar
ket Square. the first arrival of NEW GOODS, to which lie
invites the attention of old and new customers.
His assortment consists of every variety of Ladies Dress
Goods and Dry Goods generally, Groceries, Bats and Caps,
Bouts and SLv,•s.
Also, a heavy stock of READY' MADE CLOTHING, for
Men and Bop,.
Call and examine my Stock of New Goods. Prices low.
4Z-..t.11 kinds of Country Produce taken in exchange at
the highest market prices.
'March :31,1858.
858 NEW -
10 - ),
Informs the publicgeueralic, that they has just received a
sisting- of COATS, VESTS, PANTS, &c., &c. Also, BOOTS
llis stuck . of Clothing is of the latest fashions, and man
ufactured of the hest materials; and as they are deter
mined to sell at least as cheap as the cheapest, the public
will do well to give them a call and examine their stock.
43, - - Beret forgot the place—Long's brick building, on
the corner, Market Square, Huntingdon.
Batch 24, ISSS.
NTOTloE.—Letters testamentary on the
i;sl last will and testament of James Porter, late 01
iienderson townshib, Huntingdon county, deed, having
been granted to the undersigned. All persons indebted to
the estate will make immediate payment, and - those hav
ing claims against his estate will present them for settle
ment to the undersigned.
mviNosToN ROBB, Porter tp.,
B. F. BROWN, Waterstreet,
• Executors.
March 24, ISSB
A regular stated Meeting of the Iluntingdon coun
ty Agricultural Society, will be held in the Court House,
in the borough of Huntingdon, on Wednesday evening of
the first week of the April Court, (14th April) at 7 o'clock.
By order of the Executive Committee.
Huntingdon, March 31, 1858
NOTICE. - . --Letters of Adthinistration
on the estate of Peter Stryker, late of Porter town
ship, deed, having been granted to the undersigned. All
persons indebted to the estate will please make payment,
and those having claims will present them for settlement
to the subscriber. JOHN T. STRIKER., Adm'tor,
March 24, ISSB. Arch Springs, Blair co.
nal Boat (James P. Pent,) Three Mules, Harness, &c.,
for sale low. Inquire of F. J. HOFFMAN,
March 24, 1858. Lewistown, Pa.
Pa., will open for the admission of Pupils, April 29, 1858.
March 17, 1858-3 m. L. G. GRIER, Principal.
& CO, Huntingdon. A Spring Stock of the best and
most fashionable, just received. [March 24, UN.
A Splendid rwsortmeut at STROUS I Cheap Store iu
Market Square. [March 31, 18.58.
A new arrival for Spring and Summer, at STROM,
Cheap Store. Call and be fitted. [March 31, ISM.
N..._)• Received in exchange for Now Good% at M. STROUS,
Store. [March 31, 1858.
Are selling CLOTHING at exceedingly low prices.—
Call and see. [March 31, 1858.
Of all kinds at STROUS' Cheap Store
To the Cheap Store of :!4. MOUS, and examine his
New Goode and Priem [March3l.lBss.