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FYR. JAS. P. GREGG, reaper ctlully offers
i J his professional services to the people of
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[Mar. t. 60.tt._
TA cj TP It I TITTLE. ATTORNEY-AT
J LAW, Will amend to all
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County Pa. Office on main st., next door to the
store of Johnston A Keller, where he purposes
practising his profession in the most scientific
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Oct., 19th, 'SB, WM. J. KEALSH.
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wherehe can be consulted both in the English and
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tedt o their care will receive prompt attention.
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them. J.T.HALE. jan 5'1860
CURTIN & BLANCHARD.
ATTORNEY'S-AT-LAW, BELLEFONTE, PEXNA
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ded to in the most workman-like manner. He
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["WE STAND UPON THE IMMUTABLE PRINCIPLES OF JUSTICE—NO. EARTHLY POWER SHALL DRIVE US FROM OUR POSITION
BELLEFONTE, PA., THURSDAY MORNING, JAN., 10 1861.
MY SISTER MARY.
TVas a stormy night in winter
When the wind blew cold and wetj
I heard some strains of music
That I never can forget;
I was sleeping in my cabin
With my Mary fair and young,
When a light shone in the window
A?.d a band of singers sung :
We are coming Sister Mary,
We are coming bye and bye;
Be ready Sister Mary,
For the time is drawing nigh.
I tried to call my Mary,
But my tongue would obey ;
And when the song was ended,
The-singers had flown away.
I woke her from her slumbers,
And told her everything;
But could not guess the meaning,
Of tho song wo heard them sing.
The next night, too, we heard them,
And the third night, too, they sung,
While I sat beside the pillow
Of my Mary fair and young.
I heard a rustling in the room
Like the rustling of the wind,
And beside my Mary's pillow
Very soon I heard them sing.
I tried to call my Mary,
But my sorrow was complete,
When I found her heart of kindness
Had forever ceased to beaL
It's now I'm very unhappy,
From Summer until Spring ;
And oft in midnight sit: tubers
Methinks I hear them sing.
From tho Presbyterian Banner.
Letter to a Cabinet Minister
HONORED SIR:— In the Evening Chronicle
of December 5, I find your letter, addressed
as we are informed by the editor, to a prom
inent clergyman of Pittsburgh. With the
spirit of the introductory remarks of the edi
tor, I fully sympathize, while, at the same
time, I elaisa a freeman's privilege to dissent
from some of your views.
I agree with you as to the probability that
South Carolina will soon lead the way in a
revolution in which she may be joined by
some, perhaps, by all the slave holding
States. But I do not agree with you as to
the causes of this threatened revolution. You
say, " conservative men have now no gruund
to stand upon—no weapon to battle with.—
All has been swept from them by the guilty
agitations ar.d infamous legislation of the
North." You add, " I do not anticipate with
any confiience that th 3 North will act up to
the solemn responsibilities of the crisis, by
retrauing those fatal steps which have con
ducted us to the very brink of perdi ion, po
litically, morally, and financially.
It would seem to be your opinion that the
sole cause of the present state of thiDgs is
wrong doing OD the part of the North. That
such should he your opinion strikes me with
surprise. That the masses at the South sho'd
believe that the trouble is owing to the ag
gressions of the North, I can easily under
stand ; for it lias been the policy of unprin
cipled politicians to iofiame tbem against the
North ; but that a Cabinet officer, a gentle
man of the high culture indicated by vour
letter, should agree with the masses in that
opinion, is certainly surprising. You, hon
ored sir, are acquainted with the history of
this Government. You that it has
been ectirely under the control of the South
for more than half a century; You know
that it has been for the South to say who
should be President, and who should fill the
high offices of trust and profit- You know
that the South dictated the annexation of
Texas, with its provisions for additional
glare States, the Mexican war, and the Ken
peal of Missouri Compromise, You know
that by means of an united South and divi
ded North, the Executive, Legislative, and
Judicial Departments, have beeD under the
control of the South. Now if the South has
any thing to complain of in regard to the ac
tion of the National Government, tjtey have
themselves ody to complain of. Tho North
have never been able to defeat a single act of
Southern policy—previous to the election of
Now, with all the powei of the National
Government, the army, the navy, the treasui
ry, at the command of the South, can a few
hundred or even a few thoußaod Northern
abolitionists, npt fifty of whom ever set foot
on slave Territory, inflict on the Sj'ijth an
injury so grievous as to justify a resort to
revolution ? There have been, we admit, ir
ritating and fanatical utterances at the
North, and so there have been at the South.
The former have not dictated the policy of
tho North ; the latter should not be allowed
to dictate the policy of the South.
You speak of the "infamous legislation of
the North." What are the facts? Some of
the Free States have passed laws conflicting
more or less with the provisions of the Fugi
tive Slaye Law. That law, being Constitu
tionally passed, became, "the supreme law
of the land," and has been so regarded by
the great majority of tbe North. Its unwise
provisions, Resigned to humiliate the North,
caused the enactment of the "Personal Lib
erty Bills." Had the Fugitive Slave Law
designed solely to oarry out the provi
sions of the Constitution—had all its require-
merits however stringemt, been directed sole
ly to that end—no such laws as are now com
plained of would have been found or placed
among the S.atutes of a single State. Tbey
ought never to have been enacted. They
should be repealed, Tbey will be repealed
unless revolutionary action at the South
should render the repeal unnecessary.—
While I admit that they are a just ground of
complaint, I have yet to learn that they have
ever prevented the return of a single fugi
tive. Said laws are a just cause for com
plaint, but not an adequate cause for revo*
That these laws are not the cause of the
present trouble, appears from the fact that
so little is known respecting them at the
South. The ignoranoe manifested by a
Southern Governor respecting them, shows
that they are not the cause of the present
Doe 6 not the real cause lie in the depar
ture of the sceptre of power from the South ?
For the first time for half a century, an Ex
ecutive has been chosen who is not pledged
to be subservient to the interests of the
South. Before be can perform a single exp'i,
utive act, before there is the slighgtest evi
dence that he will not administer the Gov
ernment according to the Constitution, the
signal for revolution is given.
I am reluctantly compelled to believe, as
you say, that "ihe Southern mind glows as a
furnace in its hatred cf the North " but 1
believe that hatred to be without cause. It
has arisen from making,the whole Notth re
sponsible for the fanatical acts of a few. —
The North has not held the whole South re
sponsible for those who would re-opeu the
African Slave Trade.
An overwhelming majority at tho North
haye no feelings of hatred toward the South.
They do not, it is true, believe that one man
can be the chattel of another. They do not
believe that God made men and women to
be bought and sold in the market. They do
not believe that it is right to take the daugh
ter from tho mother, or the wife from the
husband, and sell them to strangers. Tbey
do not believe it is right to withhold tho
word of God from souls for whom Christ
died, Tbey believe that the system of Amer
ican slavery is wrong—that every one who
buys and holds and sella his fellow man for
purposes of gain, is a great sinner before
At the same time they believe that one
may without sin, sustain the legal relation of
a master, providod it be for the good of the
slave, anu until such a time as freedom
would be a blessing. For those Christian
slaveholders who recoguize manhood in the
slave, and who strive to do their duty to him
the great majority of Northern Christians
have the deepest sympathy. They would
gladly leave the solutiou of the problem of
slavery in tbeir hands. They would giye
tbem all the aid in their p.iwer.
An overwhelming majority of all classes
at the North, have no disposition to interfere
with slavery as it exists in the States, They
believo that the responsibility rests with the
States, ami are prepared to abide by the pro
visions of the Constitution. They were pre
pared to stand by the Missouri Compromise,
but since that bae been repealed by Southern
influence, they will not be accessory to the
extension of a system which they belieye to
I admit that there is a growing " feeling
in the Free States, which says, Let the South
go," but it is not a feeling of hostility. But
if the South is resolved to break down the
protecting barriers of the Constitution, if she
is determined that the North shall say that
slavery is right and ought to be extended, if
she insists that we shall regard human be
ings as property, if she insists that she shall
be permitted to bring her slaves to the free
homes of the North, if she insists that North
ern freemen shall give utterance to no opin
ions which differ from those of the slavehold
er—if concessions like these must be the
Union, then will the voice of the North, like
the voice of many waters, be heard saying,
" Let the South go but even that voice
will be lifted up in sorrow, not in anger.
Th e North is aware of the fact that the
agitation " has reached the minds of the
slave population of the South, and rendered
every home in the distracted land insecure."
How did this eome to pass ? Not by means
of Abolitionist emissaries, for they have not
been in communication with one slave in ten
thousand. Their masters have declared "in
their bearing that it was the purpose of the
North to free the slaves. The unfounded
assertions of the master have "reached the
minds of the slaye." This is said in sorrow—
not in exultation 1 We sympathize with
" the consternation which reigns in the
homes of the South." We are ready to ful
fil our Constitutional obligations to protect
those homes. Thousands would m&roh at
the call of the Executive to put down servile
insurrections. What stronger proof that
" madness rules the hour," than the idea
that safety depends upon the dissolution of
the Union! What will be your security,
when the protection of the Constitution is
ruthlessly cast away ?
The people of the North do not delude
themselves into the belief that the Revolu
tion which shall destroy the Constitution will
be a bloodless one. They will be oareful that
no aot of theirs shall commence a revolution
whose results no human sagaoity can foresee-
That feaiful responsibility will be left to the
We should rejoice in any wise, aid
"prompt action" on the part of the North
that will deliver us from -the dangers that
threaten us. The State laws complained of
will doubtless be repealed or declared nul*
and void. A convention may be called, but
I do not see what guarantees it could give
that are not given by the Constitution. The
feeling of the majority at the North, a far
greater majority than Lincoln's —was never
stronger against interference with the con
stitutional rights cf the South'than at this
moment. But if you demand mare than the
Constitution requires, if you demand that we
shall believe in slavery as a righteous institu
tion, if vou demand that we shall annihilate
freedom of speich—if, in short, you demand
that we shall nationalize slavery, be assured
that your demands will not b yielded to. —
The decision as to the course the North shall
persue is in the hands of the millions who
earn their bread by the sweat of their brow,
and no perils or sufferings will ever con
vince them that man was not made to be
free. Very respectfully yours,
The French Press on Disunion.
La Presse, of Paris, haa a long editorial on
our Southern accession movements. We
quote from it as follows;
"France, who abolished slavery herself,
cannot even seem, to protect it in other coun
tries. Such an idea even would do her a se
rious injury. The Americans of South Car
olina must, then, be persuaded that if they
ever obtain from the French Government the
moral suppurt that they demand, it will not
be aa proprietors, but in spite of their being
proprietors of slaves, and by virtue of the
principle, acknowledged for thirty years,
that all Governments de facto eball be rec
ognized by the Governments of Europe and
America. France cannot even lend such
consent as silence may afford; her duty is
to labor with all her power to prevent a dis
solution. There ought not to be for us, on
the other side of tbo Atlantic, either South
ern Americans or Northern Americans, but
States whose union is important in the equi
librium of the world. The American marine
is not less necessary to France than the Rus
sian. Spanish, and Italian navies, to prevent
a single Power from seizing the empire of
the 6eas France was the first ally of the
United States; wa hope she will now be
their counselor and expose the abyss into
which they were hurrying—an abyss in
which will be buried forever a past most glo
rious and a future most hopeful. For tie
American Union, seperation is suicide ; it is
the murder of a great nation and a great
priccinle. France cannot land a hand to
this Buicide and this murder. She has help
ed to make this people—she will never help
to destroy them. Such are. we are convin
ced, the sentiments of our Government.
A Prayer for the Unior\
The Rt. Rav. Bishop Smith, of the Prot
estant Episcopal Diocese of Kentucky, has
set apart the following prayer to be used in
the churches of that denomination during
the present ciisis. No comments, which we
might make it, can add to the simple gran
deur, the patriotic fervor, or the Christian
inspiration of this heartfelt and eloquent
PRATER POR THE UNION,
0, Eternal God ! the supreme disposer of
all events, and the rightful Governor of all
the nntions upon earth, look down in mercy
upon our beloved country, and graciously
avert from us all those evils which we most
justly have deserved, and whereof our eon
sciences are afraid ; the evils of discord and
disunion. Raise UD, we beseech thee, a con
tinual succession of able, wise and good men,
worthy to stand in the places of the Fathers
of our' Country, so that our Union being pre
served, our free institutions may be handed
down, wholly unimpaired, to the latest gen
erations ! Grant this, we humbly beseech
thee, for Jesus Christ's sake, our only Lord
and Savior! Amen.
PAR-ON BK IWNLOW ON THE SECESSIONISTS,
—Parson Brownlow, of the Knoxville Whig,
is eyidently not "in love" with the secession
ists, as the following little clipping from his
paper amply demonstates: —
" This machine of government, so delicate
and complex in its structure, and which cost
its great architects so much labor and tho't,
so much of the spirit of concession and com
promise, and our fathers so much of blood
and treasure, is to be broken to pieces to
gratify a set of corrupt, ambitious and disap
pointed demagogues, who find that they can
never preside over these United States, and
hence they seek to build up one or more con
temptible Southern Confederacies, and to
place themselves at the head of these. The
fiddling ard dancing of Nero, while Rome
was enveloped in flames, was not more bru
tal, hellish, stupid and wicked, than is the
conduct of these country-destroying, God
defying, and bell-deserving TRAITORS toJtheir
country, who write and talk thus flippantly
of the most momentous event that the human
mind can conceive!"
TELEGRAPH FEAT.— The President's Mes
sage was forwarded entire from Philadelphia
to Cincinnati by telegraph in six hours, an
unparalleled feat in telegraphing. A hoy,
Tfbo is a telegraph operator at Pittsburg,
sent the first column of the matter in fitty
five minutes, and the second in forty-eight
minutes. Five columns and a half of matter
were received in the office' in Cincinnati
without breaking the circuit, and it was
written in manifold, from the sound of the
instrument. The capacity and usefulness of
the telegraph is strongly illustrated in the
fcg" A western editor, in giving an ac
count of a tornado, heads it as follows :
"Disgraceful thunder storm." By relerence
to another article in the same paper, it will
be seen that he bad got two paragraphs mix
led, for the other is headed, "Destructive
street fight—a man horsewbippad."
Stand By the Old Flag.
In these troubled times man of indefinite
opinions or weak faith are reliable to have
their confidences in our political system sha
ken. The hour demands self-recollection
and trustful recourse to our most sacred
principles and traditions. True souls, im
bued with the legitimate sentiments of the
age, and worthy of the destiny appointed lo
the nation, will not flinch before the present
trial; they will remind themselves that such
exigencies are the discipline of good institu
tions, as of good men ; that virtue and great
ness, whether of states or of individual men,
have few surer indications than steadfast
ness to principle; that is to say, confidence
in principle when adversity most menaces it.
Never has there been an hour in which the
citizens of these free states should haye stood
moro manfully around the flag which sym
bolizes their principles and their history,
than they should in this period of trial. It
is the testing time of our destiny ; if found
faithful and worthy, that flag will yet wave
more proudly than ever before the eyes of
the world. We must show our regard for it
by all possible dispositions for compromise
and conciliation, but not by one concession
of the principles of political truth, righteous
ness and liberty, essential to the genius and
mission of the nation. What is its genius,
if not freedom ? What its mission, if it is
not to build up the new world with the in
stitutions of Christian civilization—to spread
over ita vast domains the triumphs of indus
try, intelligence and virtue—the industry,
the homes, the intelligence, and the virtues
ol self-relying humanity ? This is what the
natural conditions of the country demand,
what God demands, what the founders of the
republic designed. We cannot forego this
design without defying tha will of heaven,
the conscience of the civilized world, and the
undeniable purpose of our fathers. The lat
ter treated the difficulty which now threat
ens us with a wise expediency, but with no
sacrifice of principle. It was to them, as to
us, a problem which required forbearing
treatment; tbey met its practical embarrass
ments by constitutional provisions, but with
the protest of all their avowed principles,
and with the direct protest of the express
language of many of the best and greatest of
them—of Washington, Jefferson, FraokliD,
Patrick flenry, ss. They admitted its in
congruity with the legitimate destiny of the
country, they ' expected its gradual and
peaceful extinction in the progress of the
country. Every provision they made in re
lation to it was made with this tactic calcu
lation. No man who knows the state of opin
ion at the revolutionary era will question the
It is in the-spirit of these men, the foun
ders of the government, that its Constitution
should le expounded by all just and compre
hensive statesmen. It is in that spirit, and
that alone, that the compromises of the pres
ent controversy, if compromises there can be,
should be constructed. There can be no wav
ering at this point, without an outrage to
the memory of our national founders, to our
self respect, and to the supreme moral senti
ment of. the Christian world.
These great free States, charged with a
solemn amenability to the opinioD of the civ.
il.zed world, and to the God of Dations, can
not give way at this point. To do so would
be to show a moral feebleness unworthy of
their country and dishonorable to the hu
man race. They could not give, a surer
pypof of the political enervation of the na
tion—of the extinction of the spirit of its
founders, and of its best hopes. Such an ex
ample would be pointed to as a stronger
demonstration of the failure of our political
system than any local disruption of the Uni
on, fbr.it would prove not merely political
perplexity, but radial demoralizatim.
We must, then, stand by our flag, by
standing firmly on the position here indica
ted. Standing here, we shall not only be
faithful to the spirit and design of tho Con
stitution and its founders, but we shall be
mighty in our national morale ; -are shall
maintain our self-respect and dignity, and if
calamities are to be confronted, we can meet
them as true men. Let us not distrust, in
this testing hour, our destiny or the great
principles upon which divine Providence has
projected it. Let us away with even doubt
ful language respecting the "republican ex
perimei t." No American artisan, among
bis children at his hearth, no farmer in bis
cottage, no teacher at the public desk, should
allow the utterance of such treason to his
fathers, and to the hopes of mankind ; it is
fit only for unprincipled demagogues who
can sacrifice the publio good for their indi
Whatever may be the result of southern
secession, these Free States are sufficient to
continue, with but a transient disturbance, a
mighty and invincible government of free
and sovereign men ; they could at once,
with the loss of all the disaffected States, be
a first rate power among the nations \ they
can be if they simply move forward, as here
tofore, under the Constitution, not only a
first rate power, but soon the first power—
their granaries feeding the world, their com
merce in all its ports, and their old and hon
ored flag, the emblem of successlul self-gov
ernment, before the eyes of all nations.—-
Without the seceding States, they would be
still as great as the Roman empire in its
greatest glory. Let them bear in mind,
EDITORS & PROPRIETORS.
then, that the "experiment," ao called, and
the honor of their fathers, alike with the beat
hopes of strolling humanity in ail lands,
and let them acquit themselves like men !
All their conditions are too homogeneous to
admit of a rational fear of disunion
themseivos. They have no self-interest that
does not demand their continued harmony ;
any contrary suggestion should be treated as,
the whim of pol.tical imbecility, or tho trea
son of Jacobinical demagogism. It should,
be scouted witb spontaneous malediqlionft
No candid man who has read our columns,
cau duubt the motive of these remarks. Wa
have contented for conciliation—we still con
tend for it—we shall use every honorable
means toward it; but if fail it must, let us
accept with self-respect, and with unabated
fidelity to our country and the world, the
mournful alternative. Our States and out;,
homos will remain safe and prosperous, not-.
withstand,' l "? some temporary disturbance.
The unavoidable doom, of such recreancy fa
the work of our founders will fall elsewhere,
and will give a lesson to the world, in on
trast with our own steadfast example, which
may fortify rather than in;pair the principles
of constitutional free government.
Such thoughts we think appropriate to the
hour, and we doubt not that they will re
ceive the response of eyery genuine Ameri
can. "Let us stand by the old Flag."— yhe
Got to the Red Sea.
A South Carolina clergyman, wnitingjjto A
Northern newspaper, says : " Providence,
which has brought us to the Red Sea, can
open for us a passage through and out of it."
Many will be inolined to think that this Rev.
gentleman, and his secession friends, have
made a slight mistake in regard to the anal
ogies of their oase. At least the similarity
of their circumstances to those of that pecu
liar people, who, by the interposition of Di
vine power, were led ou,t of Egyptian bond
age, is not apparent to all. In some minds,
this movement is slightly suggestive of an
other people, who stood on the banks of the
Rod Sea, not as God's chosen people, but in
the pursuit of an insane policy, that was
leadiDg them to ruin. But whatever may ba
the analogies of the case, it is evident that
the only way for the Dominie and his asso
ciates to escape the dange s of the Red Sea,
is to retrace their steps back to. the leeks and
onions of Egypt. It is apparent that they
have no Moses with tbem, and no cloud and
pillar of fire going before them. And if they
undertake to cross it, it is doubtful whether
they may not find themselves very much in
the predicament of the Egyptians. They
may have trouble with their chariot w:heels,
and the returning waves may be a little ton
quick for them. And more than all, to add
to their mortification, those black rascals. on
whose account all this stir has been made,
may be on the other bank with timbrels and
harps rejoicing over their calamity 2/ur
The toadies of a Southern aristocracy,,
many of whom claim to be Democrats, are-
Just now assailing the North for its aggressn.
ions upon Southern rights. When asked for
particulars, they mouth words about personal
liberty bills, ect., although the North were
really censurable for their passage. We find
in an exchange a few charges on the other
side, which are tangib'e and true. In the
first place, the understanding from the com
mencement, and on all hands, South and
North, was that slavery was tolerated as a
temporary necessity, which was to be grad
ually, steadily and utterly eradicated- That
understanding and virtual agreement the
South first ignored* In the annexation of
Texas, in defiance of the strongest remon
strances, they inaugurated the policy of mt\
king slavery perpetual. The repeal of the
Missouri Compromise was a furthes step in
the same bad faith. Some of the provisions
of the fugitive slave law were most uncbrist*
tain, tolerably offensive to non-slaveholders,
and unnecessary to the maintenance of that
law—yet modification was refused. The ex*
tradition or lynching of our citiaens on mere
suspicion, not only without proof, but in de
fiance of proof to the contrary. The illegal
imprisonment of our colored seamen. The
banishment of Judge Iloar, in defiance of all
law and courtesy, The brutal assault on
Senator Summer, who however- unwise, was.
entitled to the protection of law—the worst
thing ever done in intimidation of govern-,
ment and law.
Y/e are glad to see the feeliDg manifested
by the great mass of our Republioan friends,
to stand as firm as the eternal bills upon the
platform on which Abraham Lincoln was
elected President. That Platform emphati
cally declared it the purpose of the Itepubli
oans to " turn this Government back into
channel in which the farmers of the Consti
tution originally placed it." Having elected
Mr. Lincoln on this platform they are resol
ved to stand by bias. They selected him as,
their standard bearer because they had con
fidence in him. He never betr&yed & trust
never violated a compromise—never deceived,
a friend, and tbey confidently feel that now
he will not begin to falter and turn traitor to
his past life. He will be just, moderate,
prudent, but unflinchingly firm. Let no onei
who supported him advise any thing else.