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THURSDAY, DEC., 20 1860. 1
WW. BROWN, - • ASSOCIATE EDITOR.
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i'o Our Patrons.
This number of the DEM CRAT closes the
present volume, and as is customary among
printers wc will publish no paper between
the holidays. Our next volume will, there
fore, commence with the beginning of the
New Year. We intend purchasing new
type which wiil add greatly to the appear
ance of our paper. ID order that we may
be ble to do this we hope that those of our
subscribers who are indebted for the past
year wiil send the money aloDg immediately.
Subscribers who have not paid for the last
year are indebted to us two dollars, but in
view of tne hard times we offer them a
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send us Three D illars, will receive a receipt
in full for two years subscription, one past
and one to come. Now, friends, we think
that is fair enough, so send in the dimes.
Stand up for the Union and for the
The people of this country every whero are
now askiDg "What of the Union ?" Is South
Carolina to issue her mandates to the whole
country? Are we, the freemen of Penn
sylvania, o sacrifice our honor and man
hood by bowing down to the Southern nig
ger drivers and aristocrats? Are we any
body ? Are we freemen or are we staves ?
Shall we speak our own seutiments peaca
fnl'y through the ballot box. or shall we bow
dnwD and eat dirt in order to keep Soutti Car
olina iu the Union? No. Two millions of
fighting, intrepid freemen in the North say
no. Let us be jnst. Let us give to the South,
to the slave States, all their rights under the
Constitution ; but if they ask for the re-open
ing of the African slave trade or the further
extension of slavery mto Territory now free,
Jet us like men tell them they cannot be ac
commodated, that they have had things their
own way sufficiently long, and if they do not
like this, and go out of the Union, let us give
them to understand that they will be, like
a spoiled baby, sqiankcd and brought back
agaio. They cannot go out of the Union.—
No State has a right to secede. This doc
trine wri* advocated by Jefferson, Madison,
Monroe, Webster, Clay, and by all
the great. Statesmen tf this country, and of
course they wsre right. Secession, peacea
ble secession ! It is an anomoly ! Such a
thing can not be. And the sooner the North
ern und Union lov'mg papers and speakers of
the country, give the South to understand
that we are in earnest, determined and reso
lute en this question, the better.
The freemen of tbe North entered into the
last campaign with their eyes open, and with
a calmness aud fixedness of purpose that we
have never before witnessed, and which we
think is without a parallel in tbe history of
the world. They advocated the election of
Abraham Lincoln, not because he was Abra
ham Lincoln, but for the reason that he was
selected as the representative man, of a great
party, adveoating the doctrines of the Decla
ration of Independence of Liberty and Jus
tice to all mankind. The doctrine of his
party, (and his election proves that it was
the doctrine of the people of the free States,)
was that slavery should not be exteod°d into
Territory dedicated, by the fathers, to free
dom and free white labor; but in the mean
time that we would not meddle with it in
any of the States where it now exists.
With these Jefersonian and patriotic doc
trines we entered the contest, the people ral
lied to our standard, and we gained a glori
ous triumph. But South Carolina is dissat
isfied. President Buchanan has proved him
sell weak and puerile, unequal to the pres
ent emergency. Some of the leading papers
in the country have become " weak in the
knees" and say, let South Carolina go peace
ably and without a fight. Let her have her
own way, and rather than let her go, rather
than have tear, or any trouble with her, *hey
urge conciliation, and a backing down on the
part of the great Republican party from
its liberty-loviDg, aud Union sustaining ecn
tentiments. In short they urge that the Re
publicans, or the Union men of the free States
should cease to advooate, or insist in
any way, their doctrines. They say restore
the Mis eouri Compromise and rx'e d it to
the Pacific, thus giving millions of acreH of
our Territory to the slave power.
The Democratic party repealed the Mis
souri Compromise, and when they learned to
their sorrow, that they had been guilty of a
great blunder, and ot again opening up the
agitation of the slavery question, they patch
ed up toe Dred Scott ease e.nd had the Uni
ted States Supreme Court decide in that no
torious oaFe that the Missouri Compromise
was unconstitutional, and its repeal, there
foie, right. Now, notwithstanding their own
firmer opinion* and the D el So"'t Decision,
ihey ask that it I>A restored and tendered to
t, " South as a booa, as the angle of peace
and roerc.f, that will heal the troubled wa
ter* oi diet; >i'd, confus'on and secession.
Freemen of Pennsylvania, Republicans of
the wiole Union, are jua willing to thus
compromise your honor and yaur dignity by
yielding ad you have gained in the late elec
rion. r tiT yielding one jot or tittle of the
great principles embodied io the Chicago
platform? Yhy should a strong, a victori
ous party, yield or succumb to a minority, to
a party o< man who have lost the confidence
of fhj people, and whose leaders are now
preaching, on the one pait, masterly inactivi
ty, and on tbe other. Secession and civil
But they say will TOO do nothing to eave
the Union ? Yes ! We will concede to the
South all her rights under the Constitution,
as the "old men," tbe Fathers of the Govern
ment construed it, and as we eonstrue it,
nothing more nothing less. We will in all
things respect the rights of the minority—of
the whole South, but they must be content
ke*p their negroes where they haf* them,
arid not ask us to recognise their slaves as
property. We cannot do it, because the Con
stitution does not.
One thing we would request, ( and in a
spirit of kindness too, ) to wit: that Presi
dent Buchanan and his Cabinet officers, the
leading Eiitors and stump speakers of the
Democratic party in the Nurth, go at once,
(if they lovß the UnioD,) down into South
Carolina and the other dissatisfied States,
and say to those misguided people, "We
have misled and betrayed you. We have mis
represented the great Republican party,—
We have taught you to believe that they
were a set of abolitionists and traitors, in all
of which we honestly confess we were at
fault, aye, vre must confess that we have not
only misrepresented them, but actually lied
like troopers." We say to these men, if you
wish to save the Union without bloodshed
aDd war, this is the only way you can do it,
for rest assured, the Republicans will never
take a step backward, while they have jus
tice and right, and therefore, the God of bat
tles on their side. Will the Democratic
leaders do their part in saving the Union ?
If so, let them do as we have suggested
above, aud the trouble will end instanter.
But, says some one horse Lawyer, some
"old Aunt Nancy of a man," such talk is on.
ly calculated to fan the flame of discord and
to irritate our Southern brethren ! Well,
suppose it does! Are the freemen of the
North to told their arms and cry peace, when
there is no peace? Are we, constantly, to
offer compromise to the South, merely for
the sake of having the compromise refused
and rejected, and the whole North treated
with contempt, contumely, and insult? Are
we tf, remain silent, dumb, gagged, for fear
of adding fuel to the flame, when South Car
olina and her traitorous coadjutors are pre
paring to devastate our wholo country with
fire and sword ? When her misled sons are
preparing to march to our country with the
torch of civil war, to burn our buildings, to
murder and destroy ? No !we will not do
it. The great Republican party—the men
who love the Union, will not be silent. But
they wiil take a bold determined stand, and
in the language of Gen. Jackson, will say,
"By the Eternal, the Union, it must and
shall be preserved."
We have all confidence in our able and
worthy member, the Hon. James I. Hale.
We will pledge our word to our readers, that
they need have no fears of him. Ha never
gets weak in the knees. Let us all, i respec
tive of party, hold up his hands, and join in
prayer to God that the Union may be pre
served to tbe latest generation, and that wis
dom, peace, and strength, may grow out of
the present distracted chaotic state cf the
Our Position as a Party
"Under this head (he Erie Gazette makes
(he following sensible remarks, which we be
lieve will find au answering voice in the
heart cf every Repulican in this CouDty.
There is not an honest Republican in the
country who does not in his heart believe the
principles of the Republican party are right
in themself and just towards every portion
-.if the Union. Hit must regard the triumph
of tkose principles as necessary to the preser
vation of the Union, the prospects of the na
tion and the liberty of the people. Indeed
no one who will candidly examine our creed
as laid down at Chicago, can come to any
other conclusion. We have just elected a
President pledged to carry out the sentiments
embodied in the Republican platform and to
bring the Government- back to its original
tnooring=. After years of effort we are about
to try the experiment of a Government wboie
influence is to be exerted for the protection
of Freedom rather than the perpetuation of
Slavery, And now when this experiment is
to be fairly tried for tbe first time in more
than thirty years, we are gravely assured
that it will inevitably lead to the destruction
of the Union, and that it must be abandoned.
The Republican party is peremptorily re-
Quired to give up its designs, forsake the
principles which brought it into power, re
trace its steps upon the subject of Slavery,
and fall back into literally nothing! It is
told that it must strike its colors and con
tent itself with reiterating only such opin
ions and adopting such measures as may be
acceptable to the South. Are the Republi
cans prepared to take this backward step?
Are they ready, under the threats of dough
face panic makers ar.d Disunionists, to make
a new compact with Slavery ? We trust
Let us not be misunderstood. "We are de
cidedly opposed to fanaticism or radicalism
in the pursuit of the objects of the Republi
can party. We would have its course char
acterized by a conciliatory, temperate, pa
triotic, Union-loving feeling. But vre shall
not conßeot to the sacrifice of its manhood—
in other words, to the exhibition, by those
who compose or control it, of a craven, cow
ardly spirit, which yields everything to the
demands of boisterous opponents, and dis
cords all its original characteristics. In the
name of the Republicans of Lrie—of the Rex
publicans of Pennsylvania, we pretest against
such a surrender."
We endorse each word of the above, and
so does every Republican of Centre County.
In electing Lincoln President, we did just
what we had a right to do, and now let us
stand up like msn and maintain our right to
vote as we please. If we had a thousand
votes to ast to morrow for President, eyery
ore would go for "Old Abe Lmcoln." There
ar no doughfaced Republicans in Centre
County—and there wi'l bo none.
We are sorry to see our neighbors of the
Peas lend its columns to advocate peaceable
eecession. You are mistaken, John, as sure
as yon live, you are mistaken. The Repub
licans of Centre County are not for secession
at all—but if the South does secede we are
for bringing her back.
IION. EDWARD BATES.—A telegraphic des
patch from Springfield, 111., dated Dec. 15,
pays—" The Hon. Ed ward Bates had an in
terview with the President-elect, to-day, and
it is said, was formally offered the Secretary
ship of the interior, in Mr, Lincoln's Cabi
net. Mr. Bates is strongly opposed to seces
sion, saying that it is a treason, and must be
put down, and the authority of the Govern
ment mantained at all hazards."
T3EXK CKWTRIS OBMOCRAT.
A Secessionist in Bel'efonte
MR. WAKES UP THE WRONG CUS
TOMER.—We extract the following letter from
the F.ichmond Enquirer:
BELLEFONTE, PA. Nor. 24, 1860,
Dear Sir: —l understand that Col. James
S. Brisbin, of this place, has offered his ser
vices, with some " five hundred Wide-
Awakes." to Gov. Letcher, for the purpose of
forcing the people of Virginia into measures,
should they secede. I have expected this,
and now offer my services, with " one thou
sand men," who can be organized within ten
days, to repel any attack that may be made
I y those men, or any other force from the
I have been through the neighboring coun
ties, and the young men of the Democratic
party are anxious for tbem to make the first
move. Iftbey do so, I pledge you my honor
as a gentleman aod a soldier, tbey will never
have to leave their own State to find an
If you accept my offer, you wifl please let
me hear from you.
I am, truly,
W. C. MACMINNIS.
To Hon. IIENRY A. WISE, Richmond, Va.
We clip the above from the Daily Penr.syl
vanian. We have no W. C. McMinnis in
Bellefonte. There is one W. P. McMannus
here however, and we suppose the above let
ter comes from him. Did Mr. McManEUS net
know when he wrote that letter he was talk
ing treason. Secession is rebellion, rebellion
is treason, and the traitor expiates his
crime upon the gallows. Let this " soldier"
and " gentleman" be carelul how he talks
treason in our midst, or ho may be treated to
a new suit of clothes. His letter misrepre
sents the sentiment of our people, be can
not raise one hundred uren who are in favor
of Disunion ; William will find it is neither
popular nor profitable to play disunionii-t in
Centre county, and we advise him to write
no more such foolish letters.
THE WHITE MAN'S PARTY. —The white
working men of the ccuctry should not fail
to note the recent action of tbe Republicans
in CoDgress in preserving the public lands
as home for free white men, and that their
first act on re-assembling in Congress was
to re-enact the Homestead Bill. This law is
but an earnest and instalment of that legis
lation which shall protect and bless the free
labor of the country by giving every indus
trious and willing man an opportunity to
make b'tnself and his children independent
and comfortable. This sort of legislation is
better than talking about slavery and making
new laws for its extension, a cording to tbe
habit of the Southern Democracy.
Our thanks are due Hon. Jas. T. Hale
for valuable documents. We hope Mr. Hale,
Mr Covode, and others of our Honorables
will send into our country and throughout
the whole country, thousands of Senator
Wades great speech in the Senate on the 17th
inst. Mr. Wade appears to the man just
needed now— the man to bring our erring
Southern bethren to their proper senses.—
We will publish it as soon as we can.
Virginia Safe to the Union
A distinguished Virginian in writing to us
from that State, says :
" I hope for the best from my own Slate,
and think I can say, with confidence, Vir
ginia is safe to tbe Union."
. Further on in his letter, the same corre
spondent in speaking of the Union Meeting
in Virginia, says :
" Tbe Union batteries were opened at
Wheeling last Saturday night by Judge G.
W. Thompson of that city—and Judge otthe
Circuit Court, in one of the most masterly
addresses it has ever been my good tortune
to hear. The Judge's speech was unexpect
ed, he having voted for Breckinridge.—
Tbe Judge evidently suspec's bis company,
and astonished his friends by telling them
so. He was cruelly severe on secession and
disunion under any pretext whatever. It
was a learned discourse, carefully studied
and highly finished, and read with the finest
efiect. Many of his points bruught down the
house. The general scope of his argument
went to show that we are a Nationality, and
that secession is revolution and must ha pre
vented at whatevor cost.
He closed by mating what we all know of
him, that he had bepn a leading Democrat
in this section for the last twenty-five years,
and that he had stood with the Democratic
p arty shoulder to shoulder in its support of
GeD. Jackson againsc nullification. That
the principles involved in the present issue
are pricise'.y those which entered into that
con roversv, and now when they are again
presented and to be met, if he shall find the
Democratic party has already, or are about
departing from them, he should bid his fir
mer political friends a final farewell, and
will be fnuDd hauling for the Union and
against all traitors.
The personal character of Judge Thomp
son is above reproach. A just and righteous
Judge, and such is his popularity in this sec
tion that his views will have great weight.—
His address will create a great sensation
throughout the State, and be productive of
•incalculable good. All honor to the noble
hearts who threw themselves in the breach
at this niomeDt of danger. Their country
wi'i long remember and honor them."
ttSf The Pennsylvanian has discovered a
patent scheme for getting unlimited power
into the hands of the disuni jnists. It thinks
that if the Southern States would all with
draw in a body and agree upon certain terms
to be offered to the North as the price of re
union, the "conservative" people of the
Northern States would gladly accept them.
With power thus securely placed in the
hands of tbe Southern States and t'ueir
Northern allies, the prosperity and predomi
nance of the slavery-exterisionists would be
insured forever. As Poor Robert the Scribe
has it, this scheme "has a fine gloss, but it
won't wear well."
THE PHILADELPHIA RESOLUTIONS. —The
" Pittsburg Gazette" says of the resolutions
adopted by the Union meeting in Philadel
phia:—"The feeling in the public miDd,
here, upon a perusal of the resolutions, was
that of unmitigated disgust. Their abject
tone excited only loathing. The resolution's
concede everything to the South, surrender
every principle for which we fought in the
late election, cast the blame upon the North,
and put the North, as far as they can, in the
attitude of a supplicant. The people of
Pennsylvania will not endor-e these resolu
tions. When they speak it will be in a dif
ferent ke.v entirely. They gave their votes
to Lincoln honest and manfully, and they do
not intend to apologize for it."
A LITTE GIRL BOILED TO DEATH IN WHIS
KY. —ElleD Welsh, a.sprightly and intelli
gent little girl, agod 11 years, tell into a vat
of hot whisky, at Steam's distillery, Rich
mond. Va., Tuesday afternoon, and was lit
erally boiled alive. She lingered in great
torture through the night, and died Wednes
A Democratic Opinion.
The editor of a Democratic paper, the New
York Sunday Atlas , says " there is but one !
word in the language strong enough and
plain enough to give a name to those mem
bers of our National Government who are
" resigning," or in other words, deserting, at
his crisis. Be they Secretaries, clerks, or in
any other responsible capacity connected
with the admiration of the government, they
arecowards, and deserve the pointing finger
of national scorn, when they run away from
their responsibilities at the moment of dan
ger and darkness, after having enjoyed hon
ors and emoluments through the period of
ease and sunshine. What would be thought
of tbe military officers who " resigned" at
the moment of entering battle, after having
figured pftnidly at parade or review? —or of
the naval commander who skulked under
hatches in a storm, under the excuse that
" bo could no longer consistently hold his
command," when he had been the most glow
ing and gallant of fair weather sailors ? No
man is too low or significant, if he holds any
power or authority, to be ameDdible to this
sharp epithet, when he deserts a duty which
grows always more honorable when well
done, as it becomes more dangerous or more
difficult- No man is too high for the same
national curse, when he proves recreant; for
there is always a pubbc ready to cry, with
" On thy head—yea, though it wore a crown,
I launeh the curse !
" If thp republic must fall, better to fall
with it—we tell every man holding high offi
cial position in the government —better for
present reputation—better for place in the
.history yet to be written—better than to bear
the recorded shame of this cowardice of de
sertion. There was two hundred and ninety
DiDe who fell at Thermopylae: they were all
honored. There was one who dared to sur
vive, and even Platase could not afterwards
wash away tbe memory."
C@*The Democratic papers of the baser
sort are laboring hard to convince the people
that the bogus pania gotten up by the aiaua
ionists and the dougblaces is the natural re
sult of Lincoln's election. They are pres.
sing this idea with great industry, but with
very little effect. The great mass of the peo
ple have sense enough to perceive that the
commercial agitation, where it has not been
designedly created for political effect, arises
entirely from the treason of the Breckinridge
paity in the Southern States. If a portion
of the Slates choose to revolt against the
government, administered by men after their
own hearts, the Republicans are surely not
to blamo. Lincoln will not be our President
for three months to come, and ail attempts
to saddle the evils of disnnion upon bim and
his supporters are alike absurd and contemp
tible. The Northern slavery-worshippers
who have helped to get up the disunion pan
ic for political ends will themselves have to
suffer the inevitable consequences.— Bucks
THE GREATEST OIL DISCOVERY YET.—West
ern Virginia promises to divide with Slippery
Rose Creek, and the districts up the Alle
gheny, the attention of oil speculators. In
Clark county, some time since, a Mr. Karns
sunk a well one hundred and fifty feet, and
is new taking out fifteen barrels a day. Mr.
Ilathbcne, from whom Karns leased, subse
quently sunk a well himself, aDd in twelve
hours after " ile" was struck, it filled a cis
tern containing one hundred and thirty bar
rels of forty gallons each. But this is not all.
They Lave discovered a vein of oil coal one
thousand feet thick, in a mountain on Hugh's
river, a tributary Kanawha. This coal when
put on a shove] and held over the fire, melts
into oil, so that the discovery is a most im
portant one. A good deal of excitement
prevails in the neighborhood, and " ile" sites
are being disposed of rapidly at fabulous
THE ELECTION OF MR. JEFFERSON as Presi
dent, in the year 1800, frightened many
very worthy but rather verdant people
throughout the countiy. A correspondent of
the " National Intelligencer," who remem
bers tbe excitement sixty years ago, says it
was then contended (bat Mr. Jefferson's elee
tien would dissolve the Union ; our country
would be overrun by paupers and criminals
from other countries ; our religion wouid be
distroyed ; our churches closed and bibles
burned. None of these occurred. The wri
ter adds: —"Mr. Jeff-rson prove! to Lo one
of our most popular Presidents, the right oi
each state protected, no churbes closed and
no bibles burnt. (Such I dare believe, will be
the course of Mr. Lincoln ; and if I do not
greatly err in niy judgment, he will prove to
be one of the safest aDd best Presidents we
ggj- President Buchanan coolly asserted
in ins message that the disunion movement
is the result of the long continued " interfer
ence of the Northern people with the ques
tion of slavery in the Southern S tales," —
Every other man it the country knows that
the Northern people neyer mc-ddled with sla
very io any ot the States ; and that the whole
question rested quietly for several years prior
to 1854. when the Missouri Compromise was
overthrown by Mr. Douglas at the instigation
of the Southern States themselves, thus
tbrowiog open to fresh agitation the subject
of slavery in the Territories. Evidently the
Old Public Functionary has worshipped at
the shrine of slavery so devoutly that some
of most marked events in our history have
entirely slipped from his memory.
®®"lt should be borne in mind by the
weak kueed men in the free States, who in
their eagerness to conciliate the South, are
clamorous for the repeal of all personal lib
erty bills and other legislation alleged to be
unfriendly to the prompt rendition of fugi
tive slaves, that the fire-eaters of South Car
olina, Alabama and Florida declare such
concessions will not satisTy them. They sol
emnly assure us that the time for concilia
tion has passed, and that they are fully intent
on secesssion. They have no hesitation in
telling us that they have been plotting treas
on for years, and that their intended separa
tion from the Dnion is the result of long de
liberation. No entreaty, concession or hu
miliation on the part of the North can sway
them from their purpose. So our Northern
Union-Savers mightas well preserve their self
respect. — Bucks County IntiUiyencer.
While the Southern States are de
manding a repeal of the Northern "Personal
Liberty bills," and Northorn conservatives
evince a willingness to accede to their de
mands, the freemen of the Ncrib—the great
body of the people—will require the enact
ment and enforcement by the Southern
States, of such laws as will fully protect our
citiz-ns when traveling through, or sojourn
ing in thf.se States. They will require the
repeal of all laws for imprisoning our sea
men when they arrive at Southern ports, all
laws preventing the circulation of Noithern
newspapers, and they demand that full free
dom of speech and of the press be guaran
tied. We are willing to do the South justice
but we ask a little of that commodity ior our
people in return—nothing more.
President Buchanan finds its difficult
to fill the vacancy in his Cabinot. Nobody
wants to succeed Mr. Howell Cobb. The
Hon. Lucius O'Brien Branch, M. C. from
North Carolina, was honored with an invita
tion, but declines. Meanwhile that distin
guished son of Connecticut, the Hon. Isaac
Toucey, temporarily discharges the functions
of the departed Secessionist Secretary. Who
will be honored with the offer of the place is
FUR 1 HER FROM EUROPE.
.Arrival of the Steamer Kedar.
NEW YORK, Dec. 12—The steamship Ke
dar has arrived, with Liverpool dates of the
Further datails have been received of the
operations in Chira. On two occasions 30,
000 Tartar cavalry advanced on the Allies
and were completely routed. Two thousand
were killed and fifty guns taken. The Allies
had only eighteen wounded. The London
Times correspondent, Consul Parks, and
three officers were taken prisoners while
choosing camping grounds, and conveyed to
Pekin, where they were well treated.
The headquarters of the allies are eight
miles from Pekin. The Chinese sent a flag
of truce, with the provisions for a treaty, hut
Lord Elgin demanded the release of the pris
oners before negotiating.
The Emperor's brother has been appoint
ed Chief Commissioner to make a peace.
All was quiet at Shanghai.
The latest Government despatch says that
the allies are within six miles ot Pekin.
The London Time's reviews the American
secession movement, and reiterates the be
lief that the Union will be maintained.
Count Flabaut has been appointed French
Ambassador to London.
The King of Belgium is seriously ill.
A French Imperial decree provides for a
more direct participation by the great bod
ies of the State in the Government. The
Senate and Corps Legislatif are annually to
vote an address in reply to the Emperor's
speech. Provision is made for a due expres
sion of opinion and the publication of de
bates. The Ministers of the Colonies and of
the Emperor's household are suppressed, the
former being united to the Ministry ef the
Admiral Il&melin Las been appointed
Grand Chancellor of the Legion of Honor,
Pelissier as Governor ot Algier, and Cbasse'
loup Laubat Minister of Marine. Other
changes in the Ministry are expected.
The Bourse was animated and higher.'—
Rents 7Qf. 60
The Ministry of Holland has introduced a
new tariff, increasing the duty on cotton
goods, iron, &c.,
The whole Diplomatic Corps, at the re
quest of Francis the Second, have quitted
Gaeta for Rome.
Garibaldi and Hungary
The worid has expressed much astonish
ment at the retirement of Garibaldi to his
Island home in Caprera. That the hero
whom all friends ot humanity adore should
so suddenly leave the busy scenes of life and
the excitements of armies and campaigns,
was indeed wonderful. Then he seemed to
ask or expect no adequate reward for his
great services to his King and country ex
cept the consciousness of being the nation's
and the world's benefactor and deserving
their lasting gratitude.
It is impossible to believe that Garibaldi
has really settled himself for any great
length of time upon the little rocky island
where it is said that be is the only inhabi
tant, except the friends who share hie volun
tary exile, and his cows and sheep. Doubt
less he retired for iest, and to have an oppor
tunity of undisturbed study to mature some
future plans of world surprising conquest.—
He cannot have retired entirely from the
stage of active events, for his country is not
yet so free as he has promised it shall be, and
the world cannot belitve that Garibaldi
would voluntarily ieave his work unfinished.
Besides, his wide sympathies doubtless ex
tend to otjer countries than Italy, and he is
very likely meditating plans for assisting the
emancipation of other races.
There arc reasons to think that the next
scene of Garibaldi's operations will be Hun
gary, perhaps, however, after Ilome is added
to the Kingdom of Victor Emauuel. The
freedom of Hungary and the co-operation of
its people would be the greatest assistance to
the Italians in recovering Venitia. A Hun
garian legion has been, or at least was to be,
formed in Italy, and five thousand Hungari
an uniforms were soma time ago ordered.
All circumstances increase the probabili
ties that Garibaldi wiil ere long appear in
Hungary, and the two people most oppressed
by Austria will join hands to resist the tyr
anny. The results of such a combination on
the affairs of Europe will be great.
STARVATION IN SYRIA, —The Boston Trav
eler publishes an appeal for the starving of
Syria. It says:—"The prospect is simply
appalling. Already the lists of daily recipi
ents of charity have risen to 27,000, and yet
they grow, despite the u'most efforts to re
duce them. - Merely to supply food to these
27.000, on the lowest scale that will sustain
life for the six months to come, ( until har
vest begins ) will cost £2O 000. But food is
not all that must be provided. Many thou
sands will be required to furnish shelter,
clothes, bedding, medicines, physicians, hos
pitals, and ail the machinery necessary (or
these operations, even when
the most economical scale possible. The
Committee see, with serious solicitude, that
the existing operations of all kinds require
an outlay of £ISOO a week. Should they bo
continued at this rate for the ensuing six
months, the large sum of £39.000 will be
Deeded. But we dare not conceal our appre
hension that, during the seventies of winter,
the rate of expenditure ought to be, and must
be, considerably higher.
fTi® 0 " The voice of England, through her
leading organs of public opinion, is again
heard upon the schemes of our southern se
cessionists. It is an utterance of stern and
solemn warning. There have been some
short-sighted, superficial peoDle, who tho't
that when the full extent of the disaffection,
and the commercial troubles which accom
panied it, became known in London, Liver
pool, and Manchester, the previous feeling
upon the subject in Great Britain would be
changed How far away from the mark
such surmises were, can be seen by articles
published in the London Times and Daily
Netcs, which laugh to scorn such imputed
truckling, and tell the South that her safety
depends only on her union wiih the North.
These words cannot be disregarded, for they
speak the sentiment and indicate the pur
pose of all enlightened Christendom.
Traveling Agents Wanted.
TtTj; will employ Agents to sell a new andval-
YY uable Patented Article, either on commis
sion or at a liberal salary. Business honorable,
useful and lucrative. The article is required in
For particulars and complete instructions en
el ose stamp and address
J. W. HARRIS & CO.
Dec."2o, IS6O, —2t.] Boston, Mass.
STRAY STEER. —Came to the residence of the
subscriber in Taylor twp., some six weeks
ago, a Red Steer, 2 years old, with a notch in the
under side of each ear, and the point of the right
horn sawed off. The owner is requested to come
forward, prove property, pay charges and take
him away, otherwise he will be disposed of ac
cording to law. THOS. MERRYMAN.
Liec. 20,1360.— 3t. '
A LOT of Ladies Woolen Hoods just received
by D. LEYDEN A CO,
Bellefonte, Dec. 20, '6O.
D LEYDEN A CO., bave just received a fine
. assoriment of Pall and Winter Oeods which
they offer very low for cash or eountry produce.
Nov. S, IB6o.—tf.
Far mer, Mechanic, and Business Man Wants,
THE TOWNSHIP AND LOCAL LAWS
State of Pennsylvania,
COMPILED FROM TOE ACTS OF ASSEMBLY BY
WILLIAM.T. HAINES, ESQ.,
AMD PUBLISHED BY
EDWARD F. JAMES,
WEST CHESTER, PA.
THIS work contains over 400 piges of closely
printed matter, and will be sold by subscrip
It teaches the duty of Justices of the Peace,
with foims for the transaction of their business.
It teaches the duties of Constables with all the
necessary forms, appertaining to the office.
It contains the duties of Supervisors of every
Con nty and Township in the State.
It contains the mode of procedure for the lay
ing out and opening of public and private roads,
of vacatiug and altering roads, the buildiug of
bridges, <fcc., Ac.
It contains the Common School Law, with ex
planations, decisions, and directions, together
with forms for Deeds, Bonds, Contracts, Certifi
cates, Ac., Ac. This department of the work was
compiled at Harrisburg by Mr. Samuel P, Bates
Deputy Superintendent, and is alone worth tbo
price of the volume to any one interested in Com
It contains the duties of Township Auditors.
It contains the laws relative to Dogs A Sheep.
It contains the duties of Assessors.
It contains tho laws in relation to Strays, Mules
It contains the laws relative to Fences and
It contains laws relative to Game Hunting,
Trout and Deer.
It coniains the Election Laws, with all neces
It contains the Naturalization Laws, with all
tho i.eeossary Forms for application.
It contains a large number of Legal Form),
which are used in the every day transaction of
business, such as Acknowledgments, Affidavits,
Articles of agreements and Contracts, Partner
ship, Apprentices, Assignments, Attestations,
BAle of Exchange and Ptomissory Notes, Bills of
Sale, Bonds, Checks, Covenants, Deeds, Dcposi
tion, Due Bills and Produce Notes, Landlord and
Tenant, Leases, Letters of Attorney, Marriage,
Mortgages, Ree ipts and Releases. The work is
bound in Law sheep, and will be sold to subscri
bers at $1 25 per copy, payable cn delivery of the
work. The work has'passed the revision of many
of the best Lawyers iu the State and has received
their unqualified approbation, as a reliable hand
bock of reference upon all subjects upon which
it treats. The whole is arranged in such a man
ner as to present a plain, concise and explicit
statement of the doties of all Township Officers,
as may bo readily understood by any one Cen
tre county will be thoroughly canvas sed for the
work, and the support of the citizens is respect
fully solicited. _
General Agent for Centre Couuty.
p. S.—Aood canvassers are wanted in all parts
of this County for the above work, to whom a
liberal compensation will be given. Aplieations,
which must be n ade at an early date, addressed
to the General Agent at Bellcfonte will receive
promt attention. [Dec. 13, '6O. —4t.
Orphans' Court Sale.
BY vistue of an order of the Orphans' Court cf
Centre county, will be exposed to Public
Sale, on tho premises, on
FRIDA Y, DECEMBER 26th, 1860,
at 10 o'clock, A, M., the following described real
estate, situate in Walker township, about two
miles below Hublersburg, Centre Co , late the
property of John Bcek, dee'd., bounded and de
scribed as follows : One tract of land, known as
the " Old Mansion Farm," bounded on the North
by lands of Thomas Hu.-ton awd Henry Beck, on
the West by lend of Jonathan Philips, on the
South by land of Chas. Binges' heirs, and on the
East by land of Micheal Shaffer, containing
ONE HUNDRED AND ELEVEN ACRES AND
nett measure, about iiintty.fivo of which is clear
ed and in a high state of cultivation, and the bal
arce is well tiinbe ed, on which is erected a two
story Dwelling House, Log Darn, and otlor out
buildings.. There is a good Orchard or the farm
and a well of good water at the house, and a nev
er failing stream of water tuns through the place.
The location of this farm, in one of the best
wheat growing valleys in the State, renders it a
most desirable property.
Another tract of land, adjoining lands of Jona
than Phillips, Joseph Sweyer3, Daniel Dealer,
Jacob Lutr and others, containing
all cleared and in good order, on which is erect
ed a Dwelling House, Stable and other out-build
ings. Thero is a thriving orchard and cistern on
A lot of g round adjoining land of Thos. Huston,
" The Old Mansion .Farm," an d the road leading
from BellefonU to Lock Haven, containing
ONE ACRE AND EIGHT PERCHES,
on which is erected a small Dwelling House and
About THIRTY-FOUR ACRES and THIRTY
THREE PERCHES of good timber land, bounds
ed by lands of Jas. Martin, Dinges' Heirs, Joseph
Sweyers and others. This timber land is divided
off into five lots and will be sold separately, a plot
of which, showing the amount of each lot,- will
be exhibited on the day of the sale.
Pos session given on the Ist of April, 1861.
TKRMS OFSALE :
One third of th e purchase money to remain
charged upon the J and for the widow, to bo se
cured by Bond and Mortgage on the premises, the
interest thereof to be paid annually to the widow,
during her life, an d at her death to pay the prin
cipal to the heirs and legal representatives of
John Beck, deceased, and one half of the remain
ing two thirds to be paid on confirmation of sale,
and the residue in one year with interest from
the time possession is given, to be secured by
Bond and Mortgage on the premises.
CHARLES BECK, Trustee.
Dec. 6, 1860. ts.
BY virtue oi a writ of Venditioni Expo*
nas, issued out of the Court of Common
Please of Centre county, and to me directed,
will be exposed to public sale on the pemi"
see, on FRIDAY the 18th of January next,
at 1 o'clock, P. M., the following described
Real Estate, to wit: The half of two certain
tracis of land situate in Penn township, Ce
ntre county, the one tract adjoining lands of
Jacob Yeakly, John and Andidw Ilarter,
Henry Alexander and others, said half tract
containing TWENTY-ONE ACRES, more
or lees, thereon erected a Grist Mill Sawnrll,
Dwelling House and other building. The
other tract adjoining lands of Henry Alex
ander Leonard Iverstetter, John and An
drew Ilarter and others, said half tract con
taining THIRTY-TWO ACRES and SEV
EN TY,SIX PERCHES.
one other tract or messuage of land situate
in Gregg township, said county adjoining
lands of Adam Zerbv on the East, and by
laDd of Jos. Rishel on the North, aDd by
lands of Jacob Stover on the West, and on
the South by the Seven .Mountains, and con
taining ONE HUNDRED AND SE\ENTY
ACRES AND ONE HUNDRED AND SEV
Seized, taken into execution, and to be
sold as the property of Jacob Finkle.
GEO. ALEXANDER, Sheriff.
Sheriff"s Office, Bellefonte, 1
Ceo., 20, 1860. )
LETTERS of Administration on the estate of
Jos. Norigon, dec'd., of Halfmoon township,
granted Deo., 13th 1860, to the undersigned who
requests all persons knowing themselves indebt
ed to make immediate paymant, and all those
having claims to present them duly authenticated
for settlement. D. H. BURKET, Adre'r.
Halfmoon, Dec. 20, 'oo.—6t.
Cmmtr & Jltol,
The largest assortment of goods ever before offered
for sale by them, consisting,
as heretofore of all such staple goods as are usually
kept in a country store, together with all the
NEW STYLES IN MARKET.
Black and Fancy Silks, Brocades, Madona's De-
Bcges, Bcrages, Barage-delains, Delains, Challi
delains, Poplins, Lustres, Alpacas, Bombasines,
Lawns, Ginghams, Chintz, Brilliants, Cballi Crape-
Marets, Tanjore Cloth, Kobcsand Traveling Dress
A large assortment of mourning goods.
Black Silk, Thibit Cashmere Crape and Stills
Shawlr, Mantillas, Cashmere Scarfs, and Shawl
Cloths, Cassimers, Satinetts, Cashmeres, Kentuc
ky-Jeans, Drills, Ducks, Cottouades and
READY MADE CLOTHING
Ladies' and Gents' Hoisery, Gloves, Gauntlets and
Mitts, Ladies Collars and Under Sleeves, Laces
and Edgings. .
Oiled Window Blinds, Plain and Ornamented,L'u
en and Lace Curtains, Gilt Cornice for Blinds, T
able Covers and Floor Cloths.
Oakford's Hats always on hand, together with
Straw Goods,. Bonnets, Shakers, Ribbons, Artifi
cials and Bonnet Trimmings
A very 'arge assortment of Shoes and Boots for
men, women and ehiidren.
Queonsware, Cedarware and Groceries:
TONNER & STEEL
CALL THE ATTENTION OF
MECHANICS 4 BUILDERS
To their much enlarged stoek of Hardware Sad
dlery'and Coach Trimmings.
NEW AND SPLENDID STOCK
§®i? M SIMS
WARRANTED to be just what we represent
them. We have the very best which we
warrant, and lower grades in all their varieties.
CALL AND EXAMINE
OUR STOCK AND
SEE FOR YOURSELF.
Leather of ell Descriptions,
BELTING kept for Machinery. Any size
have not got I can get in a weeks time. Sold a
A LARGE STOCK OF SHOE FINDIGS
DEFY COMPETITION IN HATS,
TOBACCO AND CIGARS.
Saddlery, Saddles, Bridles,
Halters, Cart Gears, Cart
Saddles, Harness Collars,
Harness Lines, and every
article made and kept by
WATAE PKOOF BOOTS,
DOUBLE SOULEI) WARRANTED,
COPPER 'PIPED BOOTS AND SHOES
A LARGE ASSORTMENT OF
BUFFALO ROBES. HORSE BLANKETS,
SLEIGH BELLS, FOX TRAPS, to.
Higest market price paid for HIDES, SKINS <£•
ALL KINDS OF FURS,
Come and examine our stork. We will shew it
with pleasure, and satisfy you it is
THE PLACE to get good
Boots and Shoes,
and such articles in our lino.
At Buruside's we study to please, aud give sat
jZ®-Please accept our thanks for past favors.
Kellcf'onte. Oct, 11th IS6O.
.GREEN'S DRUG AND VARIETY STORE,
North-East Corner of the Diamond,
THE UNDERSIGNED would resnectfully in
form hi s pa;rons and the public generally
that he has just returned from Eastern Markets
where he has purchased and is now selling the
largest and be't assortment of DRUGS. MEDI
CINES, FANCY ARTICLES, Ac., ever brought
to this country. He ha; constantly on hand ail
the approved PATENT MEDICINES of the day.
FLUID, PINE OIL, COAL OIL, LINSEED OIL,
PAINTS VARNISH, Ao.,
together with a large assortment of the TOBAC
CO A SEGAR3, of the best brands.
COAL OIL A FLUID LAMPS, HAIR, TOOTH.
NAIL, CLOTHES, A PAINT BRUSHES,
PERFUMERY A HAIR OILS.
Also, a fine assortment of Plain and Fancy
CONFECTIONERY, RAISINS, NUTS, AC., AC.,.
TOYS of every description, also
Prescriptions and iauiily reeeips carefully aud
Thankful for the patronage he has received du
ring the iast four years, he solicits a continuance
of the sam<, and from the experienco be has had
he feels confident of giving satisfaction.
FRANK P. GREEN.
Nov. 15, 1860. tf,
TllE Twelfth Anniversary of the Centre
county Teachers' Institute will be held
in Boalsburg, on the 25th inst., and will be
continued three days. The services of many
d.stinguisbed educationists are secured, and
a full attendance of Teachers, and a season
of unusual profit to the educational interests
of our county is anticipated. Arrangements
are in progress fur free accommodations, and
if snccesskl, the expenses will be triflijg. ,
Teachers from other couties are respeotfuN
T. nOLAIIAN, Pres't. d Co. Supt.
Boalsburg, Dec. 13,-2t.
Axe Factory & Houses For Rent.
THE Bellefoote Axe Factory, capable of
furnishing twenty dozen axes per day,
now in the occupancy of Harvey Mann.
The dwelling house on High Street, with or
without the frame building adjoining, now
occupied by J. V. Thomas. For particulars
apply to WM, A. THOMAS.
Bellefonte, Dec, 13, '6o.—6t.
CITRAY IIOGS —Came to the reaidenoa
J3 of the subscriber in Benner twp., near
the Big Hollow, some time during the month
ot October, two White nogs with black spots,
both have the point of the left ear cut off.—
The owner, or owners, will please come for*
ward, prove property, pay charges, and take
them away, otherwise they will ba disposed
of according to law. PHILIP MOIST.
Dec. 13, 1860,-4t.
DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP.—THE
partnership heretofore existing between Jo
seph B- Erh and Chas. Dennis, and trading under
the firm of Jos. B. Erb A Co., has this day, Nov,
24th, been dissolved, The business, hereafter,
be conducted nnder the firm of E. W. Erb A Ce.
JOS. B. *KB & CO-
Nov. 29, 1860. 6t,