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Free Solt, Free Speech, Free Alen
Freedoms ItoO /Woe Territory.
E O. (30QH, EDI"~OR.
Towantla, Saturday, February 2, NO
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The office of the Reporier' is re
mored to the third story of the bride
building, north aide of the Fake
Square, nal to the Bradford Hotel
--entrance between Messrs. Adams'
and Elwell's offices.
- 11 Chugs la Me Palliestleft Dory.
Our subscribers will observe that the Reportef is
dated-upon Saturday, (instead of Wednesday, as fer
merlyj dial being the day upori which it will here
after be published. We believe thi; change will
be greatly to their advantage—the mails leaving
this place in almost every direction on Saturday
morning, we shall be—able to send Our paper to
most of oar subscriber; on the day *publication.
•This change will make it necessary tli,t4 advertise
ments &c., illtenitleal to appear in tliw• Reporter
should be hanCeJ into the office by Friday mor
ning, of each week, at the latest.
The office of the Bradford Reporter has been re
moved to the the third story of Hayden's building.,
on the North side of the Public square, neat door
to Baldwin and Walker's Hotel,—the entrance be
ing between Messrs Adams and Elwell's offices.
Being now located in our new quarters, we shall
be most happy to see such of our friends as may
visit Towanda, who may wish to read the " latest
news"—subscribe for the Reporter or(don't take
this as a dun) settle whatever may be standing
Letter tram Him. D..Wlllsnot.
In another column will be (mind a letter from
Ilion. D. Winstyr atldrest , ed to 0. G. HEMPSTEAD,
Esq , editor of the Montrose Democrat in answer
to his remarks about the contest for SpPaker. We'
also publish the proceedings of a Democratic mee
ving held in Asylum township, fully approving cif
Mr. WILMOT ' S vote lor Speaker and Cletk ; and
commending die course of the Reporter to sustain
Oz Penn-tylranian.still.continues its mall
cioua and malignant attacks npriti llcm D.titn
Inv—its columns daily teem w ith, false assertions,
'far fetched assump•ion 4 and preposterous argument. 1
The venom of the defeated candidate—engendered
through seven long weeks of silence---is now be
ing discharged. We trust he will feel better aft
he ride his breast of the rancor and mall •e. hi. de
feat has &lied him with. He once helm° under
took to write down Mr. W., but failed most signal
ly. Perhaps he can do it now.
Iffcto - rosrt's OLIO —A large audience of the la
dies anti !..entlemen of this Borough, attended the
Musical Olio of Dr: Mclntosh on Wednesday night,
and were highly delighted by the rich and varied
entertainment given them. The whole affair went
off with rapturous eclat—tlie singing : recitations &c.,
more than realizing the expectations of the Dr's
most ardent friends. We undery.tand he will favor
the citizens of Troy. and Monroeton with a similar
exhibition—and we promise them in advance a
huge amount of gratification.
Since penning the above we find the expression
of the citizens who formed the audience, i,i, to have
entire programme of Wednesday repeated at Nler
eur's HaH, Monday evening next. The price of ad
mission will be as before. For two ladies and one
gentleman 25cts ; fur single gentleman. 25cts ; ar
rangements will be made by which bodily comlort
will not be sacrificed, while the mind is being min
Democratic Staio Convention.
The Democratic State Central Committee met
at Harrisburg, en the 29tn day of January and ap
pointed Wednesday', the- 19th day of June? Tor the
assesabling.ef the State Conventicht to nominate
•a Canal Coratnimpitxter, and Wilharnspost, Lyctorn
ing county, as the place. No other business of any
importance was transacted by the committee..
FORNEY, in the blindness of his rap* says the*
Mr. Wilmot stood ready to vote for Foote or Camp
bell for Cletk. This is about on a par with the
rest of the great betrayed's stories. The Washing
ton Union, on the contrary says of the Free-soilers :
. Even the Free Soilers, who profess in every
thing else to be Democrats, would not vote for - Mr.
Foote, a Whig who is as much in furor of Free !Soil
wad abolitionism as themselves. But, whatever nfay
have been the conduct of a few Northern Dello
eons, we kelcnirseives obliged to say, that while
Mr. Forney was in the field, he was entitled to the
support of Southern Democrat& Justice to our par
ty and to Mr. Forney obliges ms to say so much."
7k. li•biestmaster AbresAL.
• A letter with the following. superscription, verba
tim at literati's, was dropped into the Poet Office at
this place, one day this week- Should it never be
received by the poises foe whom it was destined,
of course the Postmaster in this instance, at leas.;
will be guiltless, The letter. is directed.
steam of py
It wordikpansle Judget . ollamer himself, tamake
any dispOsition of such a Jotter, when it arrives at
"Silver Lealie "
We have been obliged to (leder our usual quota
of the proceedings
, of Conga's. Excepting the
great speech of Gen. Cass, the proceedings have
been entirely without interest.
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read wilF andkegret
articOn yet; . aper cirthe ing ezeept;
'Ron &ray cousin in thii f el o ffer. 1 as.
surprieed that any constituent of mine should Nave
copy With finnneeti, the high ground - in deknce of
Freedom, upoh which stood' in the late Congres
sional cancutS, when; receivedlotir generous sup
port. :Can it be possible that myposition was mire
Understood! f not &dant ley' openand an ,
compromising opposition to all nominations made
under the degrading test of gfilvelly pitopitgandianif
Have 1, since my election, done anything int:teals
taut with that position 1 IT not; then wherein am t
justly obnoxious to censure? Rafe thisettayed any
trust confided to me; or abandoned any principle to
the support of which 1 good pledged, either ex ,
preset;, or by implication? You recognized me as
a Democrat, and supported tr.e as seeli limy last
election. In what respect have I changed or va
rigid my position from what it their Was, Which an-
&nixes ye*, at drill tithe, to speak doubtingly, and
with disparagement of my standing as a Democrat?
You will, I believe, upon reflection, be satisfied'
that you have done me injustice; and, if an satisr
tied, I know t oft magnanimity Will be prompt to.
redress the injpry.
There is not a tepresentatiVe from the South
upon the error of Congress, of the . Democratic
party, atheist not free to dttrarit, that under no pito
laical necessity whatever, will ho vote for a man,
for any office or place under the Government) who
resists, by Legislative action; extension of Sla
very into the Free tetriectieti et the Nation. Are
my constituents willing to be thus proscribed *?:or
are they content to enter aft' idle and ineffectual
protest against it—giving sanction and support to
this outrageous wrung., by elevating, ih so far as
they are able, the men who perpetrate the wrong,
to all the higlt places in this Government ? Are
they prepared trr endorse the doctrine, that Slavery
extension constitutes the one and only qtialitibation
for office ! Are they willing thus to stultify them
selves and their children ? If the South be wrong
then is it not right tdre-ist the wrong ; and to make
the degree and measnre of resistance, extensibe' air
the wrong itself, and adequate to its overthrow
Yon seem to think that attach too much impor
tarce to the great issue between Freedom and Sla
rely. Are not the interests of Freedom and Free
Labor as high and holy as are the interests of Sla
very ? Du I attach more importance to this strug
gle than do the South ! They deem the interests
of Slavery of such magnitude as to override all .
other questions, and even to justify a dissolutioti cf
the Union. May not I regard the interests of Free
dom as of sufficient moment to warrant a departure
from the dictates of a caucus controlled by Slave
holders Is the South :Ilene to be permitted to ,
maintain its principles by action and votes, and the
(icemen of the North be content with humble pro
test and remonstrance ? Which interest, Freedom
or Slavery, do you think would triumph, in a con
flict conducted upon such principles? Southern
constituencies never condemn their representatives
for standing too firm or going too far in support of
Slavery, even when the demands of Slavery are
clearly unjust ; yet it seems that you hold me col
pable for a too zealous uriaintainance of principles
which you admit to be ri::ht
You impute to me as an error, that I have ” suf
fered myself to be wholly carried away with the
them 3of the Proviso.' Have I suffered myself to
be carried so far as hare the entire Southern wing
of the party ! Yet you have not presumed to lex
equimunicate them from the Democratic fold.
Where is the justice of tins 1 or do numbers control
the great principles of right and wrong ! Have I
been carried so far by the "theme of the Proviso"
as to abandon any of the great principles of the De
mocratic creed! Am 1 less a strict constructionist
—leas nn advocate at free trade—less hostile to mo
nopolies and special plivileges—less anything that
constitutes the Democrat, because I oppose the ex-
( tension of Slavery ! But 1 refused to support the
caucus nominations for Speaker and Clerk Do my
constituents desire that their voice and vote in the
National Congress shall be coutnulled by a caucus
that openly tramples their principles under foot!
You endorse the Democracy of Mr. Cobb iu the
very article in which you call mine in question.
He and I substantially agree upon every question
except the great one which now absorbs public at
tention—the extension of Slavery. Now as, we are
substantially agreed upon all points except this one,
does his advocacy of Slavery extension constitute
him the better Democrat? Or does my, refusal to
support him, in the face of his declaration that un-
I der " no political necessity" would he support me,
give him a preference over me asan orthodox par
tizan ? You may answer that we are both wrong.
If ro, are we not equally wrong? and by what
measure of justice ,do you endorse him and con
demn me? But I hold that we are not both equal
ly wrong. He who has been driven to his position
in the maintenance of a jest cause is right; and he
who took a wrong position to uphold an unjust
cause is wrung, and wholly in the wrong. To rea
son otherwise is to confound and obliterate all dis
tinction between right and wrong.
My vote fir Rota is particularized as specially
objectionable. Mr. Root opposed Gen. Taylor's
election, and is as decided an opponent of the pre
sent Administration as myself, or any other man in
Congress. He aid 1 stood togethet in the support
of Martin Van Bliren anti Charles F. Adams. He
hail broken loose from his previous party relations,
and uniformly refused to vote for any of the Ad-
Ministration candidates for Speaker, and I caner*
see the wrong in my casting e vote for him. The
maiy importance that can instil). be attached to my
course in the election of Speaker, arises from my
constant refusal to vote for Cobb. This I justify as
right, and what my constituent* bid reaaoo to-ex
pect and demand at my hand.%
Permit me, in
. tsonclusion, again to express • the
surprise and pain your article gave me; both , be
cause I valued your good opinion, and also because
I could not feel that I had' jail)+, merited your cetti.
sure. My respect for yontas-indboed me to nottee it
—a course which I have not felt called npon to adept
toward* the Pennseirranian, im its recent ynalignant
and systematic assaults. The editor ef4hat paper
seems/ maddened' by hirlate disappointment. He
gives expression to his long:cherisheel; personal
hatred of myself, in charges so ridiculously false
as to obtain no credit with thosewho have observed
my muse as-a• poblie man. Malice• is blind and
impotent--se-ordered' by a kind* Plovidisuce, Si a
'shield to thaifilleeent l anda Farnham:tent to-him who
Illifigitilioliihisist . 71 1vbilliElac
ney's character! entertain ow nwpect, and am Will
indif e lettc:4l 04 opinion of myoxii*nsi
at w . _
, I 640 roliedied such
o n un-.,
nrifetil vontrtarlainn I submit M _ thi.
c h e ep lnn% b4ed their inter* ortittaapt.
[ Aw l ! *vilit anikact_ *dons. I haveNtv*rlser,
I sincerely and frankly with them, and haven° Atari
' 11111 4 1 .3" 61 4 111114111113.4 --14 1 4WeJahnikM.J1
taken thy position upon all questions of public in
terest with a decision 'that left ocr roost to doubt
• wbete I stood. In my conscience I stand acquit
ted of ever having falsified my professions by my
acts, Or diiipixoinkot soy iloo oxprotodom apiitoi
out of my position when i candidate for popular
I have written wrth emmestnevs, but with no feel
lags of unkindness; and beg yea to credit my sin
cerity in tbe eseurenew give of my continued
Mendota* end esteems. - Yourr Indy,
TOO . . G. H►arrsreao, Editor Margrete Democrat
Canspudenoe Iran filibidphia.
Punrarxrnu, January 26, 1850
Mr..Editor.,—The tirade of abase published in
the Prenspivartims against your member Of Congress
since the defeat of Mr. Forney, for the Clerkship
of the Howe! Repritimelalivesiindom Me Logic.
yolks brief histoty of the' Coarse of that paper, and
its g: private. griefs." When the lion. David Wil
mot passed through this city, on his way to take Ms
seat in'the present Congress, the Peraityleassian took
occasion to announce his arrival in a conspicuous
mannia, at the head of one of its editorial columns.
This uulooked for distinction' from tfie' editors,
rather astonished both Democrats and Whigs, after
its previous abuse of I im, and the " burying of the
hatchet" was supposed to have beetr,ihe cam; but
lo! and behold, as soon as Mr..FornePretume from
Washington city, and his defeat; be discovers tam
once that Mr. Wilmot has turned' traitor! It is
wondrous strange that the three editors of the
Penn:Vl:levies cannot live a Bute while *lama of
ficial pap ar.d patronage. Patterson, Forney and
Hamilton have now, in turns, been socking the
public for near thirty years—until habit has become
second nature—sand they presume, in consequence,
(who dimmers, dom-heepers and clerks of the De
mocratic party. The coarse of Mr. Wilmot has
been- approved here generally by the Republican
party--ibis public and private character stands high
in the estimation' of all the friend* of Freedom, and
no slander from any paper, here or with yon, can
injure his fair fame with his fellownitizentithrough
out Pennsylvania: •
I regret to' hear that James Buchanan, ii. connec
tion with the editorsof the Pennsylvanian, and— *
are about to establish a Press in your county, and
in Mr. Wilmot's Congressional District, to break
him down. Of the success of this measure, I have
no fears. Metatiorr, and' the- sordid principles that
would lead to the extension of Slavery, in territory
now free, never can prevail in this period of pro
green. James Buchanan, in his attempt to make
the people•believe that the Northern Democracy
are the natural allies of the South," will break him
self three• to a certainty. The election of Mr. For
ney would have been a fortunate circemstance for
Mr. Buchanan. The annual disbursement of one
hundred thousand dollars in gold, was to have been
the stepping stone of the " Farmer of Wheatland"
to the Presidency iu 0152! But in this he failed,
as in all his efforts heretofore, to be the candidate
of the Democratic party for that high office. If a
man is not with and of the people he canoe( be
the Presideut of this great nation; therefore, he that
is not beloved by the people may as area " hang
his harp upon the willow." You shall hear from
me again. JEFFEASON.
[ • We have taken the liberty of omitting the part of
our Conesponsknes remarks, relating to another parti
cipator, as, perhaps, prancure- 7 though doubtless cor
rect. When the matter shall assume a tangible shape,
we shall see that the Democracy of Bradford have no
frauds practiced upon Meat by men whom Demeccacy
lam Dot a yasi* growth.)
Another V•teran tion• t
The men of the Revolution, are dropping away
one by one. A few yet remain, to enjoy the liber
ties their valor secured, with lives prolonged to en
age lew;may hope to attain. Soon, the last survivor
wilt be numbered with the gallant band who have
preceded him, and a grateful posterity will have
only the memory of the departed patriots to revere.
We observe in the last Argus the decease of Sam
uel C. Vaud*, of Rome township, who departed
this life on the 29th of October last, at the ripe ohl
age of 93 years. It was atxu# that tithe the aged
patriot was in the Reporter offipe,—(and he never
failed to make us a visit, wiiinever in town)—
describing the struggles of the infant Republic, and
" fighting his battles over again." lie had a dis•
tinct recollection of the personal appearance of the
" Father of his Country" and retained vividly the
meniory of the trying scenes he had endured in
fighting. the battles of his country. A memory of
his life would be full at interesting incidents. The
obituary in the Argus says :—" He was with Gen.
Washington in nearly all his battles. He was en
gaged in some of the sevelest conflicts, of the war,
and received many wounds which seriously afflict
ed him in his latter days. He was present at York.
town, when Washington directed Gen. Lincoln to
receive the surrender of Lord Cornwallis, and he
'distinctly heard Lincoln say to the British Lord :
" I once And the misfortune to surrender my sword in
to your *ands, I now bye the honor of receiving
Ma. 13ccusesx's organ, the Pentsylvanien, calls
the Reporter the "organ of Wusurr, not of the
Demosracy of Bradford." Thatcomtpt and hire
ling press, whose collar bears the mark of its mus
ter, bar no idea of independent support renderedio
an honest and worthy man, but imagines every
one the spaniel like itself. We Shall see whether
the Democracy of Bradford will allow its master or
itself to dictate to them what shall be their organ.
They are not quits ready to bow the neck and sub
missively submit to have the collar of Slavery
propagandism put upon their necks.
Euassa.—We are requested to awe that money
will hetesiker be forwarded by Rice 4 Peek's Ex
press, on Mondays, Wedneislays and Fridays, only.
Other matters will be receitted and transmitted dai
ly at H. Mies Drug Store.
OztrThe Montrose Register of Thursday states
that the Tannery of Win. Foster, at the western ex
tremity of the villas , was entirely destroyed by
fire that morning. The same• Establishment' Wu
destroyed eve or sift year age
Itaanwithm, Jan. U, 1850.
WI waif vela firplik, hy,llle
. ..4%, c: ter i r mi te
Rash, cee-'l3ateiky hist.% ate peo of
in ainivii : Comkty Thtill*fitilfet toiling
a "; frceis somitepoitit filar die rivet in Aglaia
to: 'p l ie theiOth esifiil * thoiltet ii tunigke, in
Albinier township; anirthal all that pi:aerie' yludi
and Albany township, lying south of such line
iffidelitiMiltfaitetitlabeetift irpett" ollitilliiriliref
county. I Willy thini the inhabitants of theme
townships are read . ); Vibe separated from Bradford,
after having aided in paying for her public build.
~inge, and be subjected to aritilLbeavie; tazatiou to
.defray the exposes of new %Minis' ik44 is Pal
i-Multi besides which, theiteontigaity trallittl elletre.
ty seat of Bradford, and fertility' of Inlailding pub.
tic business is another Strong and insuperable ob
jection to the proposed attention. I am not quite
sure that the movement is made with any hope or
intention, of success; but rather to divert public al
cont6gi from the recent location of the county seat
of Sullivan, at Cherry ; and to operate as a check
upon legislative interferen4e to restore it to its &w
-ilier, or a more eligible locality. At all events it
would be well' for the people of that portion of
Bradford proposed to be transfered, toccata out on
the subject, and let theft' 'Representatives under
stand their wishes, cm the subject.
The election of State Treasater took plhce on
Monday lest and resulted in tali choice of Gen. J.
M . . Blau., of Schuylkill county, who had previous
ly received the nomination of the Democratic eau
cull. The eiortilhation of Gen. ticket was tether
unexpected to deist of the politicians here, as be
was not considered a very prominent candidate;
and especially, as the strength of the east of the
Stator wait' divided among *le dal favfirites,, tame
of whom combined' considerable strength. The
contest was apparently betrkeen Mr. Planer, of
Venango county, the late 'Democratic Treasurer, &
E: A. Penniman, of Philadelphia county. The
were were also divided among themselves, and'
infusing to unite, each witig'•th i.r4W it krffilence
east in ordet to like* the *were field open for fu
ture operatious. Neither of these western wings'
would agree to Piennirn.ut of Philadelphia, and un-
dbr any cireentstances, and hence they 13bth, rather
unwillingly, !bond thettiselies batmoffizing iii giv•
ing the nomination to Gen. Bidkel. So you see the
force of circumstances, rather titan the skiil of po
litichl letdiere, hail much to do in effecting the nom
lesion of Gen. Bickel. His noininatioh, however,
was well received end nnanimotleiy sustained by
the Democratic party. The vote, on the first ballot
stood,—lor Bickel, 71.1 4 4 F, (Fed..) 50. The elec
tion of Gen. Bickel, at this particular jeuritere th
Pennsylvania politics, is in eveey respect fiWttinate.
He is an able an able and efficient man, of estima
ble character, and popular in his manners and in
tempers° with men. Ile standk entirely aloof from
the different el:ques and factions of Party, alihoug,h
his Democracy is of the purest and must unguents=
tionable character. He will, undoubtedly, make a
good officer, and reflect credit'upon his party. Ile
immediately ate olteed COI. Dimwit his Chief
Clerk or Costar.
The State Printing was allotted yesterday, for
three years from July next. There was great' com
petition did very low bidding. It was finally al
lotted to Then. Fenh, of the Pennsylvania Te?ereph,
at 82 per cent: below the rates formerly fixed by
law, which I believe were 40 cents per 1000'ems,
for composition, and the same price per token for ;
pressliroik. The Editor of the Union has done it
for th 3 last three years at 65 per cent. below theme
prices, and it was unitrersally believed that the
prices he received did not retnatieratti bite for the
labor and expense: But it seems eh. Fenn is wil
ling to undertake it at still lower mteis--Irates which
will afford him less than 8 cents per 1000•Ior coin
position, and tha same price per token for ptess
work. Every printer knows the wore cannot be
done fro ally Frith price, nor even for double tha t
sum. The craft, at Harrisburg, most chdt.rstand
and practice some kind of l eg erdemain in making
up their amounts, if they are willing to adopt sea
figures for a standard. - '
The Canal Commissioners are' busily engeged in
making the appointments on the different lines of
' Canal and Railways. Of corers there at least ten'
Applicants crisappointeilend dissatisfied, where one
is successful and gratified. This single fact renders
the office of Canal Commissioner one of the most
unthankful and undesirable in the Commonwealth.
The Senate have, to-day, had' ender discussion
the proposed amendment to the Constitution, which
provides for the election of Judges by the people.
It-meets with much opposition, but I think will
finally pass, as it did at the last session, without
A bill is also on the files of the House providing
for the election of the Auditor General and Survey
or General, by the people, which meets with very
general favor among the Democratic party, and as
the Wings last winter avowed themselves in favor
of electing these officers, I am inclined to the be
lief the bill will become a law, and that„ at the
next October election these officers will both be
chosen by the popular voice. Surely, no good rea
son can be urged against sobmining the choice of
these offieers directly to the people. If they are
capable of choosing in one instance they are in
another. If they are competent to choose the Ex
ecutive officer, they are qualified to choose subor
dinate ones—sod in none of the departments is
their interests more at stake than in the Auditor
General's. office. Give the power to the people to
choose their own officers in every department of
tkwernment, let' the Officers intrusted with the
people's business be directly responsible tonne peo
ple themselves,-and the guarantees few an honest
en& fakhful discharge oflthe trust confided to them
are more than doubled, while the chances and lia
bilities to fraud . and imposition are materiaily
(Kj'The Washington Union publishes in loving
proximity, two articles of about the' same length;
which are a capital illustration• of its fairness and
'impartiality.. One is commending the tanatieal con
duct of the• South in their threats of disunion—the
other reprobating the " folly and madness of the
abolitionists of Massachusetts" forprecieely similar
intentions. Both deserve the censure of patriots,•
and there se no reason why both alike • should not
meet with it at the bands of the Union:
KirTbe cent and labor attendant upon a remo
val is our excuse botany entire and the lack of in
terest wbich•may be apparent in the Reporter this
weeki •We intend - to make amends infoture.
Otr-We hale preparedforpontieation next week
a lull iteeonnt of the mysterious. "knocking" in
Rochester and Auburn, froni the pamphlet jnst is
%Luau S. Cannata, Superintsalent en the
el ** Wh e,
str i a
. Si; AWDelaware Division, 1-
Ahnisaeljut &Rot -North Iranch
m ono ," itiWarkiVeal Branch Wit** l
*He exiicamoi Upper Juniata Clivieilt. ;V3
7. 13:MILLee;Lo - wer Juniata Di iaio 1.
lons McLatxusun, Eastern Division.
' 4 " ilbarall-61.11P16111.14heilialL''''.3.""
Mr. STRICTER, co the 26th, prawns"! dune -
lions asking an inquiry into the management of the
Susquehanna Bark. This request should be gran
ted and a committee appointed not fm-whitewash
ing purposes, bin to . probe to the bottom that fester
ing and corrupt institution. The rascality practised
upon the public, in delmmling them by means of
this Rank should be fully exposed, and, the perpe
trators,r exposed to condign punishm t.
In the House, Judge Coarstrust has reported
the general appropriation bill with a action appro
priating 5300,000 additional towards the comple-
coizscrous or TOLL
SANCIL S. Bwz.aa,
Gamma Sum, at Beach Haven.
Swum Wu.sou at Northumberland.
&maw Ptisamt j ..at Colombia.
.16.taion Wsers, at Duninsbuq;.
CHAU.= D. ELDILIED at Williamsport.
&mall LAW, at Newport. • ,
D. W. McCommus, at Lewistown.
A. fc. Hamm, at Huntingdon.
A. H. Dormisas, at Hollidaysburg.
E. Znnataa, at Dulavaa's Island.
J. Suomasza, at JultiataAquetluet
A. STZWA,RT, at Swatara Aquedtiet..
issrecroa or woo:
G. N. Sxrru, at Johnstown'.
,M. H. Mut, at Easton. • '
WILLI#IIIN at Hollidaysbutg.
J. G. CHICIIINICT 3 al Northnmbertand
lion of the North Branch. The bill was made the
order of the day for Wednesday last, and every day
thereafter, until disposed of.
At Jr late and respectable meeting of the Demo
crats c I Asylotri Township, held at the Sugar Run
School Mortise, on the evening of January 26th,
moo, ELMORE - HORTON wee called to the Chair,
and joint F. Donets and ineriti CRANDALL elezterl
Vice Presidents, and D. C Miller and T. J. Ingham
were chosen Secretaries. On motion, the Chair
appointed T. J. Ingham, A. J. Stone and B. Stafford
a Committee to ,dran resolutions expressive of the
sense of the meeting. The Committee reported
the follOweing preamble and resolutions, which were
unanimously adopted :
Whircas, We have noticed; in several Demo
critic journals of Pennsylvania, a disposition to
censure the course of the members of Congress who
refused to unite with Solithern men to advance the
" peciiiiief interests of the South; thererore, we
haveassembreir, as N'orthern Dernocrats, and friends
of the whole Union,
to express our'our'opinions upon
the point at issue. Therefore.
Resolved, That we cordially approve of the course
taken by the Hon. David Wilmot and his associ
ate;, in the contest for Speaker and Clerk of the
Muse of Representatives. We deprecate the
election of Howell Cobb, of Georgia, and rejoice
that John W. Forney has not been rewarded for
his treason to. the North.
Resolved, That we are willing to g ive the South
their Constitutional and natural rights, but. are nn•
willing to yield our own righti and the rights of our
fellow men—until these ant yielded they are insa
tiable. They have secured the President of the
pepublic, the Speaker of the House ' the important
Com:ninon of both Houses, iiicendeney in every
department of Government, and yet they cry dis
union, oaks* California, with its tree Constitution,
. denied admission into, the Union, New Mexico
I s ue
kept i 01 4 a
and the' District of eolutii
market-h:ouse for traffic in tree.
Rao'ved, That we Inok with contempt upon these
threats of ditiunion. They are as powerless as fa
nataeel, and will rescue those who utter them 6om
oblivion only, to cover theig i . with infamy.
Revoked, That we are in favor of "conciliation"
and "cohipromise," whenever they will advance
the permanent welfare of the nation; but we can
not believe that the interest of the whole people
ever demands co.iliation at the expense of justice,
or confpromisethat efigonhi,ged moral wrong.
Resolved, That we hove no sympathy with those
who seek to " distract" and " divide" the Demo-
ciatic party of Bradford County, by censuring
David Wilmot; they should member the over
whelming majority he received as a Free Demo
crat, and rest assured that whatever may be their
own personal feelings, their most successful efforts
against him will only to divide and prostrate the
Resolved, That the recent attack of the Pennsyl
vanian on the Hon D. Wilmot, shoiis the malig
nant and unscrupulous character •of his enemies,
and-suck enemas are worthy only of our indignant
scorn—such persecutions only endears him to his
Resolved, That we believe the Rradford Reporter,
in sustaining the Hon. D Wilmot, meets the wishes
and expectations of the Democracy of Bradtord
:Resolved, That the proceedings of this meeting be
I signed by the offp.mns and published in the Brad.
Address by Sams.
Mr. President, and Members of the Dwell Associatin
for lie Dissemination of Umfal Knensiedge:
It is with pleasure I contemplatis tee increasing
interest felt for the spread of knowledge. A vast
amount of .good has been done by individual en
terprise' in promoting the cause of Education.
Malty kinds of 'Associations have been fixated for
this purpose, and among these the Library Associ
ation stands preeminent. it has aided in the pre
tiervatioe and spread of knowledge, itrotighout
many ages.' Great as has been the benefits man
kind have derived for centuries that have pissed
away, by the aid of this Institution still greater may
be realized-by the general) introduction of Libraries
throughout the world. Hitherto they have been
too much confined to cities and lunge towns.. If a
proper effort be made Libraries -may be es
tablished in every neighborhood. Bat a small sum
is required from each individual member, to be
united in a common fund. for the purchase of
books, to place in each district a good Library.
Great care should be taken in the selection of books,
that the best, those especially that inculcate good
Morals, true philosoptty, - atid such as give a correct
history of the world, an the fixes of great and good
men be obtained. This being once estaulished, it
may be upheld and increased for hundreds of
years, by laying a tax len each share, (say to the
amount of one quartet of each one's aubroription,
•yearly,) , in -addition to the rum raised for the injury
of books. Thus a fresh supply may each year be
added. It, is a goo 3 plan for every State to aid in
'the establishment of Libraries in School districts
throughout its border: It is desirable that the Le
gislature ofour own State.may early provide aplan
Ifni the encouragement Of such an excellentinsti
tution. In School the first principles of Education
are acquired ; and good. books should be placed
within the teach oryonth, who will at the same
time ; &nee greetaleseeere from their perusal.
our aftentiolliirtas been called to an elaborat e ,
malignant stack in the Pesnuylvanien of t h e
inMisni, npgo Mr. Wilmot, the well known melt
k of Congtems. The offence of Mr. Wilmotisa,"
thathe did sot vote for Mr. Forney as Clerk 0 1 1; 3
lite of Riiprementativil; the attack is p floc i n ,„
ed ors maim,. Ili Mr. Wilmot 0pp % ,', 1 :•
Mexican war. TheP i
_ is s o h ulk _
i~ity of the PIO Ox l sSOlVlontsialias" i st
rfw ni t age Vibe, when they Could - not am ,
the arguments of an adversary, charged hi m a :
writing bad Latin.
If the charge brought against Mr. WilaiM e a ,
eieri true, we suppose it will be admitted i t y
there are. much worse things than to have opp ai ;
ad the prosecution of the Magician war. i t
worse thins to be faithless tothe great o l i oseof
vicoisafthl.li to be the me...
ary tool-of an ambitinusand intriguing politicia n
If a man be true'frimod of his race, a man of h i d
and l i enerom p s i ne ipi a a, fearless and ine6m t p uth,
we 1111001 d POI think it necessary to ask Lis va t ,
of the Mexican War, which is now happily Ore ,.
It happens, however,. that the charge . bro og i ubt
the Pennsylvanian %must Mr. Wilmot is scs ink ;
lie voted for all the supplies which the was
for; bar supported by his votes what wa s , ,„ - Z e '
language of the day, calla" ivigomms prowess
of the war.".,At theater when the bill mcom os i s „
the existence of the war, a' piece o• .;; h i a'
equivalent to a declaration of war, was panel II :
Vt ilmot was confined to his hed'by severe dine,
On that .question be did' not vote, but it was act 6.
This short statement tllkixtses of the question—
It would have beerritote pOlitic in the Pennspm.
man to have conAned the attack to Mr. Wilm ot ,
real crime. which was, that he did not soppon st,
Forney in his designs on the clerkship.
The Slavery question L Ceagrew
No man who now reads the proceedings of
Natnirial Legislature will ever agave ask it the sib
very agitation among the people of the Non ha
accomplished anything. Even the slaveholri t ,
themselves being judges, the friends of freed et
have accomphsbed'anove than
. in their most a.
guine moments they z dared hope. They hare a..
complislied a moral - revolution unparalleled in ar c
em history. Tne whole' popular heart of the N or ,
has been changed The church has been in aw n:
measure converted. While no political pm a
the free States take attempt to stand the a n n., 4
very current of the time. • Here and there an jai.
ridual in* Congress and out, still has the focil-kad.
ness to resist the on-rolling stream. Bat err,.
succeeding-wave makes their Darn bet 1, t ea po t? ,
less," as it hurls them into-the abyss - below.
Freedom's crisis hap now clearly Come. s,
men stand firm and flinch not, the first of lo ng* .
ries of victories is gained. The strength is GM
clearly and beyond all question on her side.
basest treachery alone ran wrest the victory. hoc
her grasp. This is evident alike to the Sort
to the South. The slareholders• know that the r .
career of slavery-propagandism is at an end, it .
less Northern men are false to themselves, tori,
country and their. race. Theis speeches all Ir.
claim it. Their threats Confess it. Still. they
not utterly despair. They still rely on whai t o ,
never yet failed them . in an. emerg`s t isy.. Nonheri
treason. They cannot . yet berieve the free Sa:
politicians in earnest. They will not believe tia
Northern Men have the mettle to stand atpcs
Southern threatsof dissolution and civil war t Ir
them be satisfied of this and the contest -is inter.
The fate they cannot resist they will receive ea
submission. All their threats will he antlered a
pass quietly down their own throats .
But let not_the frtentis . cit freedom think as rota
laying down their arms. Their Representatives
Congress must be watched. Every movemeo as
be kept older the eye of the North. Treason me
not be allowed time or opportunity to lay its egs
Thus and only thus shall the friends of hunt
rights see the final ripening of the seed tiler *ma
in tears and many erayers.—Concm-d j N. N.) fn
L7l - 71, P Ll-777,
'Mw - s Skui iiir.
Mama am N. Y. E'venisti Post 1
Later from Santa re.
Vic Indians—Murder of Mrs. 1171.41c—.11w: t
• Santa Fe, 4-c., kr.
Sr. LOUIS Monday, Jan. 2S—.V.
We have received aavlces from San'a Fr !or/
28th of November, .announcing that a few i•
previous Maj. Green and party started in putstr
a band of Indians, wlia. it will be reniemhem.a
made. Mr. and Mrs. White and.child whose-a:
held as prisoners i y the Italians. ..1s soon us
Major and hl3 comrades came in si2ht of se b
tlian's camp, and were discovered by thea
latter became much alarmed, and,after bug ,- : 4
Mrs. White, percipitatety fled—leaving ineit=.
equipage and two Indian children behind. IS
body of the lady was taken possetsai
no ttace of her child *eau) be found.
A quarrel had recendy oceerred al Santa Ft:
tureen Capt. Alexander Papin and a man as
Wheelet, m which the former was killed.
SO. John Adams bad been murdered by a
of indiums near Peca Blanca.
A J.. Sims, convicted of the 'murder of
was sentenced to be hung at Santa Fee
on the 13th (probably 30th) of NnvenobeT
Col. Calhoun, Indian Agent, was not yen ss
cessful in his trading operations, with the hd
in Now Mexico.
.Mr. Thomas 13%;gs had arrived at Santa Fe ' . 1 . 1
California; and reported the emigrants - from Szt
Fe as *ery fortcklate in &raining gold.
A theater was in - toceessful operation st Srs
Feomder the management of Mrs. M. lose.
A new paper had been started ,called the !rt
Mexican, vilich advocated the claims of Tem
that country. Accounts from Minnesota mow
that the Sioux - Indians had recently murdered - al
of the Chippeway tribe at Rum .River.
MELANCHOLY CASUALTT AT IV ILE ESBAIIAL
are'palned to learn that a most Tr:elms:ll6ly ss
tient oeeutred'ittibe neigtaiorhood of Wilk ,
on Satutday last, resulting in the deal} ,
young ladies in the family of Judge W
one of them beihg his eldest daughter,
and The third a"niece; of about the tame
.was visiting his lam ilk. it appears the ,
p r ying themselves sliding on the imt
or over a cove that pet up.from the au
itte. river, when the ice gave way, pee
fiarward one into the water beneath; tr ,
hastening to her rescue, also fell in, and
following the example tot the second.
similar late. Their bodies were soon
but not until the vitt' spark had fled.
ed dantiter, it is said, was to have
this week. r —llfentrose Dcm.
Scrans...-A matt by the name of Will
Was found dead in his bed on the nor
sth inst. at the house of Absalom Adar
er-in law, in the town of Nichols. Dt
ill one of the Conners of this county,
to hold an Inquest, and a verdict was
accordance - with the facts elicited upot
Ligation, iz:—That the deceased
death by taking opium, a large quannt!
was found in his stomach, 013 a post '
amination by, the Coroner. It wa i s Bs
deuce that the deceased was subject
Mental abemtioni and had once or twi n
ly attempted suicide by taking opiur
Mr. Forney, editor of the Pennvy
the democriitic candidate for the.Cleri
'U. S. Hoag* of Representatives, has
card attributing his defetiOD the at'
Wallacivof S. C., the defeat of Mr
Michigan, to vote for the nominee of
I the refuSal of sundry Shuthern Dents'
in therptatytracesi and especially
and Preston King,. upon whom he
severe.. His rernatkirrespeoting the
wholly gratuitous aslie ectufil have ha,.
to expect support fort them.r-Tanto s
Demon*: • , .