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Republicanism of the Nebraska Bill
There seems to be considerable Areraihr o f
opinion, concerning the constructicmt - to bCpuf
upon this bill. Some suppose it iii•be_rarrit
firms. " Par Excellent"—others sopped* kit to
be equally anti-republican and tyrepicidi 'The fut.
towing extract from section f 4, of Douglas' bilfl ex,.
plains it meaning:
"That the Constitution and laws of the United
States-which are not locally inapplicable, shall have,
the same force and effect within the United Stales,
except the eight section of the act preparatoty to
the admission of Missouri into the Qnion, app ov.
ed, March 6. 1820, which being inconsistent with
the principle of noti-ititerventiim by Congress with
slavery in the States and Territories, as iticoolized
by the legislature of 1850, commonly called the
Compromise Measure, is hereby declared , inope
rative and void ; it being the tine intent and mean
ing of this act not to legislate slavery into any terri
tory and State, not to exclude it theistical, but to
leave the people thereof, perfectly free to form and
regulate their domestic institutions in their own
way, subject only, to the Consti•ution of the United
States.—Prorided- That nothing herein contained,
shall be construed to revive of put in ar.te, any
law or regulation which may have existed prior to
the the act of Match 6, 1820 • either protecting,
establishing, prohibiting or abo lishingi slavery "
The bill declares that " ft is not intending it, leg.
islet( stareryinto any Territory or State. nor to ex
clude it therefrom; but to leave the people theieof,
rERFECTLT FRLE,tu farm and regulate their own
domestic institutions, in their own way ( subject only
to the Consiiiiion of the United States. So far,
the principles of this bill ; appear in belong to the
common stock of democratieideas. The Question
now is, is the democratic principle to be carried
out in the organization of the government of Ne
breaks! Have the people the libeity to - determine
who are to be rulers, and what kind of institutions
shall be established. Can they determine what
qualifications are necessary to entitle a man to the
privilege of exercising the right of franchise I Can
they determine bow an election is to be held!
How Courts are to be established ! or how the Leg
islatore is to be constituted ! Can they chome their
,own Governor, Secretary, 'District Attorney and
ledges? li has been supposed by , many', that " All
white men, who were native born, or 'ho had
declared their intentions to become citizens, were
to have the right to vote. Upon a close, examina
tion al the bill, it wit he found that this rule 'ap
plies only to the first election. No intimation is
given of what rule is to be adopted, afterwards—
This is to be determined by Congress. The Gov.
error, the Secretary, District Attorney and Judges,
receive their appointments from the President of
the Ul,ited States, and are responsible to him, and
not to the people of Nebra-ka.
The people are to be invested with certain rights
and privileges by Congress. They caurot act by
virtue of their own uthority. We are aware of
the power of Congre s to legNale for the Territo
ries—we acquiesc ll •..:ir right to do so, hot we
do riot concede th..l the people thus oiled over, are
in possession of democratic liberty. The right of
sovereignty resides in the people, and unless they
have the privilege o4exercising it, they are subjects
and not sovereigns.
If Congress, in the exercise of its atehority, im
poses institutions um' this Territory, or others, that
are anti.republican in their character and tenden
cies, they exceed die power conferred upon them
by the Constitution, which was ordained to estab
lish liberty, and not slavery —Nebraska Palladium
From the ritteburg Vuion, Aug 14.
A Fight with Sic Hundred
Two Men Killed.
We publish below an erraitt froirCa letter of ;an
emigrant crossing, the Plains directed to a gentle-
man in this city
Fota LaaamiE, Tuesday, June 20, 1854.
The Indian depredations on the Plains this sea.
son have been very numerous. They have learned
to systemize their attacks upon the emigrants trains,
and through considerable practice have become
very expert. We have seen • all along our route
thus far traces of their savage doings. Several
trains have been robbed by them within my im
mediate knowlede. Ntit long since they made a
furious attack upon a small company, which they
dispersed, killing lout of the men. Three of these
were burned ; the other they stock in a hole in the
ground, his head, shoulders and upper part of the
body imbedded in the earth, and his legs sticking
up in the air. On this occasion they got four hun
dred sheep for spoils. From another halo they
killed three men. I saw the remains ot a number
of persons whom they had killed. They have de
dased that they will exact a tribute from all whites
crossing their country from this time forward.
We were not allowed to escape without a small
sport with them ourselves. About fifty miles from
this point, when crossing the Sioux country, a large
body of Sioux and Shyans, numbering probably not
less than 600, came down upon us like a perfect
tornado. We were taken so by surprise that the
men were dreadfully frightened, and quite a panic
got op. Had it not been for the presence of mind,
prompt ac:ion and energetic daring of one man, a
dreadful slaughter would most like ly have prevailed.
Many would have been killed, and probably some
fifty wagons been destroyed. Brit at the first sound
of alarm, when there seemed no head to direct us,
a young man, named Baam.r.v Lee, mounted on
horseback, rode rapi,!ly along the line and took
command. He ordered the men to seize their
guns, get behind their wagons. and fire on the In
diana as they approached. He directed each man
to pick his Indian, and take a sure aim. By his
language and example he inspired the timid and
gave fresh courage to the brave The 'sharp firing
—*am the start kept the Indians oft; after a few vol
leys they were repulsed, with a loss of two on our
side. I was 200 yards behind the train when
the attack was made, having Charge of some loose
cattle. Had it not been for the heroic Daring of
Lee, I should not now be here to write these lines.
I was unarmed, and in a moment was surround
ed by six of the Indians who were just about tak
ing my life, when Lae came to the rescue. He
had seen my danger, and called on some of our
sarty to come with him But they were afraid to
leave the cover of the wagons. S ill , he came
along ea full speed, shot down five of the savages
with his revolver, and tilled the other with his
bowie-knife, in bard grapple. They bad fired a
shower of arrows at him as he approached, but
missed him. The last one killed put a ball through
his clothes, without harm. The Indians then fl ed.
What number were killed we could not tell, as they
carried off most who fell.
The names of two men of our party who were
killed, were GeOROC AD/KS and DAMIC/. HDDIIS.
BIUDLLY Lae, to whom we are in a great measure
indebted for our salvation, is a young man of about
23 0r24 years of ILIDY, and one of the moat daring
men t ever saw. He told me he was originally
from Bradford County, Penn., but had made his
home at Pittsburg and Beaver for a year past. He
took a liking to me, because 1 was from his own
State. He has left our train - , and gone on ahead,
because we travel so slowly. He was only a hired
hand connected with the train. ,
You must excuse my bad pennianship, as I am
smiting on the ground, in the sun, with a stick for
a pen. Yours, ever, Samar. bats.
Yarrow FrMit Souvu..--There were fitly-seven
-deaths m the charity hospital in New Orleans for
the week ending Saturday, the 12th inst., of which
27 ware from yellow fever. In Savannatv there
had been three deaths from the same disease dar
ing, the past week, and in Charlestown it was pre
vailing to a very limited extent.
W. The individual styling 'himself the "Angel
Gabriel," has been arrested in Boston, and com
mitted to prison on the charges of disturbing a re
Unions meeting and blowing his horn on Sunday.
The people have become weary of the vaults o
E. 0. GOODRICH, EDITOR,.
Towanda, Saiurday,. August Q 6, 18-54.
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Ern and /5 cent. for each subsequent insertion.
117" Office in the "Union Mock." north aids the Public
Psquare.nesi door to the Bradford Entwines ',emcee
errs. Adams' and Morel's law office!.
Democratic State Xasninallons.
WILI,IA.II BIGLER, or CLEAPFIELD CO
you ]CURE O► Tali SV►itgt ems?,
JEREMIAH S: 'BLACK, or SOMERSET CO
fiENRY S. MOTT, op Prza Couirrir.
Democratic County Convention. -
The Democratic standing committee for Brad
ford County hereby call a Convention lobe compos
ed of two Delegates from, each election district in
said county to be holden at Towanda, on Tuesday
evening, September 6, 1664, for the.purpose ot plac
ing in nomination candidates to be supported by
the Democratic party of the county, at the approach
ing election, and have appointed the following Com
mittees of Vigilance for the several districts of said
COMMITTILI OP VIGILANT,.
Athens—Solomon Bosworth, Harrison Gibbs.
Boro'—A P Stevens, John Snell Jr.
Armenia—Robed Mason, Isaac W illiams.
Albany—Joseph Menardi, M A Ladd.
Asylum-1 M Wilson, Edmund. Horton.
Burlington—W F M'Kean. D M Alexander.
Boro*—Benistnin Ross, Job Morley.
Columbia—Hiram Canfield, John Morgan.
Centon—John Vandyke Jr. Aaa Pratt).
burell—Charles E White, .1 M Bishop.
Franklin—Elijah Blake, 8 Smiley.
.Granelle—C Dennison Ross, Isaac Putnam.
Herrick—lsaac A Park, Asa Brown.
Litchfield—T B Merrill, A V D Teed.
Leßoy—Aaron Knapp, Lindley Stone.
Monroe—H S Salsbury, Alonzo Bowman.
Orwell—H C Tyrrell, H Knapp. •
Overton—Geo Hovenstine. Henry Sherman.
Pike—A 8 Smith, Eugene Keeler.
Rome—Hugh Hicks, John D Coe. - 1
Ridgbery—Charles French. C T Covell.
Sheshequin—John Randall, Charles W
Smithfield-8 R Crane, C 0 Huntington.
Springfield—Aaron Knapp Jr., Franklin Burgess.
South Creek—Henry Thompson, Eton Dunning.
Standing Stone—Jared Hart, Alexander Ennis.
Sylvania Boro'—Curtin Merin, Hosea Blood
Tuscarora—E C Wells, D D Brack.
Towanda born'—.ll 1) Montanye Jr. H P Goodrich
South—John St Fos, Francie Gregg.
l%orth—W W Easterbrooks. B Foster,
Tray ep—.l Monroe Smith, Wm Clifton.
Boro —John E Goodrich, Deloss Herrick.
Cider—Daniel Harkins, Charles B Kitchen.
Wysoz—Morgan Strickland, W m Scott.
Wyalusing Theodore Hines. Hiram Elliott.
Wairon—Daniel Polk, Mirsndt Chafe.
Wells.-John Rowley. Was 8 Ingalls.
Wilmot—Philander White, James L Junes.
Winehain—John 8. Madden, Wm B Dunham.
The committees will call meetings on Saturday,
Sept. 2d, between the hours of 4 and 7 P. M. for the
election of Delegates.
H. LAWRENCE SCOTT, Chairman.
A Fair Warning!
We have upon our books, the names of patrons
who have been indebted to os, fur years, without
paying the first red cent. Now we don't believe
in dunning, but we hereby give fair notice that al•
ter September Court, we shall proceed to collect—
by doe process of law—every accou..l of more than
two years standing, without respect to person!.—
Those who are aware that they have for years ne
glected to pay the printer, will please take notice,
and not grumble if costs are made. A patron who
permits his account to run for years, without set
tlement, is an incurnbrance instead of a benefit.
Cr.r- We learn that Gov. BiGLER will shorly pay
a visit to Bradford County—and will probably be bt
this place, on Monday, the 4:h day of September.
Saturday next is the day appointed by the Stand
ing Committee, and established by °sage, to hold
the primary meetings for the election of Delegates
to the County Convention. It is the duty of the Vi
gilance Committee to give due timely notice of the
place and time of day for holding ouch elections,
and personally attend and see the meeting organ
ized, or what is better, polls opened for receiving
We truet that the Vigilance Committees have al
ready performed a part of their duty, by posting no
tires of the election—but if they shook' fail to do
so it does' not deprive Democrats from being rep
resented. Let them meet at the usual place of
holding such meeting., at the proper hour, acd
and proceed to elect Delegates, in the usual form.
We would enjoin upon our Democratic friend: ,
the necessity and propriety!' tif attending the prima
ry meetings. If evils &list (and the best system
is defective) they cau be remdied at these meet
ings, by a careful selection of delegates, instructed
as to the popular will Elect men solely because
they are upright and intelligent, and such as you
can be certain have no ends to attain, apart from
the success of principles. There is no election
district where the people are not capable of doing
this—and when done, there is an end of bargain
and sale, and of all that is 'dishonorable,
Some there are, who are disposed to regard the
Delegate system with little favor. It is unques
tionably defective, and in times ul general apathy,
when periple will not attend the Delegate meetings,
subj set to abuse. But it seems to be the best-11-s
-tern now 4 devised for selecting candidates. In some
of the Witistern counties of this State, a method ex
ists, of voting directly for candidates, called the
Crawford County system." Bat this has been
growing more and more into disfavor every year.
We have now before as, the proceedings of the
Democratic Convention of Crawford County, which
met on the 15th inst., and we find that a resolu
tion was passed, setting forth that "the presently.-
tem of nomination does not appear to meet the es
pectation of the voters of Crawford," and alio re
commending a Convention to take into considera
tion the propriety of changing the present mode of
DtATEI or API Am Woataa.—A woman died in
Bosion last week at lb. age of 102 years.
Address et the Mai* CentsSl Ceaussinee.
Miiiiiiird OaWO the Sous Centgolltni!!,
tee; ie i pp at r outside. 114 I ha*
• . t - n, t + i n
beew kti sotrieffirWu labor, and t
~ _ p
fi ii l
0 tioWlielorilhe public. It will tOee .
ariecOs;ttiktirasig and Kansas , ikad pul ..
giereteignty. It Will be recollects.d that t Con = .
vention which met at Harrisburg, and placed in
mocratio party, refused to endorse the pending bill
of Senator Douor.as, since townie.% law through
the potency of patronage, rid the treachery of Nor
thern Representatives. r e are moreover assured,
- by arose Who *eke preens at ibiteCciiiieitei,'diat
the prevailing sentiment was that of opposition 10
the mimed rernialof an enactment which has,
been respected rend oteerved for thii your
Yet in the Lice of all this, there noir comes forth r
from a Committee appointed by the fiiesident" of
that Convention, an Address, which it if htii" any
- belting at all opotiihti contest, is intended to place
the Democratic' party in the attitude of approis al of
the Repeal of 'the- Missouri Compromise,' and as
sanctioning and abetting the designs of those who
are seeking to render the Slave Powif predomi
nant upon this - Cotitinent: '
What right has this State Central Committee to
erect new Standirds for the Democratic party—
what authority to proclaim' a deed, which the bo
dy from which it derived its existence, refused to
sanction! Does the appointment of Mr. J. Ewa
BOliffilt, as Chairman of that. Committee give
him any authority to prescribe the measure of De
mocratic faith, or decide the orthodoxy of contra
vened points? We should judge dot—and so fat
as the Address is concerned, of anything the Chair
man might publish, we care not a copper, =len
it is understood that the candidates of the party,
approve of, and endorse his action.
The Democratic Slate Convention refused to pass
resolutions erAorsing the very principles set forth in
'hie Address. We contend then, that under the
circumstances, it was the height of impudence for
Mr J. Et.r.i BONHAM, and the few who met with
him, to say that the Convention had not done its
duty, and that the duty devolved upon them to set
the party in its proper posiion.
The Address in its matter is a disreputable, dis
honest, unfair evasion of the true question which
has arouse] public attention. It bears on its fare
every evidence that its author was aware of the
trickery he was employing. The outset is a con
fession of the ill-time in which it is issued. If as
the Address says, the manner of organizing the
territories of Nebraska and Maness, is not necessa
rily an issue in this contest"—then why was it ne
cessary for the State Central Committee to touch
upon the subject. Why this Address to the peo
ple of Pennsylvania, approving the passage of the
Territorial bills, and endorsing and arguing in fa
vor of a qnestion not an issue! The State Central
Committee if they have anything to say, should
confine themselves to an exposition of the issues
involved in the contest, and not seek to draw in
foreign and •dangerous questions, hazarding the sue
eels of the party. We cannot understand why the
Committee should seek, after their declaration, to
drag in this question, upon any other grounds than
that it is demanded from Washington, and that it it
to bo used after our party. has been triumphant, as
evidence of the popularity of the iniquitious mea
sure it endorses.
We had hoped that Gov. Ilickist would be allow
ed to conduct the canvass solely wilh-reference to
his official acts during the tern which he has been
Governor—that the action of the State Convalotion
would be sufficient—and that be would not be em.
barrassed and his election endangered in an en
deavor to prop up the National Administration.
But it seems his wishes 'are not to be regarded—the
admonition of New Hampshire, of Connecticut, of
lowa are unheeded, in a mad and reckless attempt
to produce a result which may be falsely set down
as an approval of a measure which is reprobrated
by every honest man, and of an Administration
which is friendless.
An open, and bold defence of the Repeal of the
Missouri Compromise might have commanded our
respect, but this Address is worthy of nothing
but contempt. It does not seekNirectly, what It at
tempts indirectly, to ophold that measure. It re
joices over the application of Popular Sovereignty
to the Territories, forgetting that the sitaation of
those very Territories should have made them
sacred even to a DOVOLAS. It is silent as to the re
peal of the Compromise entered into " under cir
cumstances which made it as binding as the Con
stitution itself," but it finds ample room for the ra
vings of such fanatics as GARRISON and WR/OUT and
Pmeeies. It endeavors, with a disingenuousness
worthy of the doughfase who wrote it, to confound
the honest indignation of Freemen at the violation
of a National compact, with the treasonable acts of
abolitionists. It employs the lame dirty game
which those who do the disgraceful work of ala
very always use, ■ great pretension to patriotism,
a love of the Union, and an apprehension of disun
ion. While it carefully skulks the true question,
and the iniquity of ,the outrage perpetrated upon
the North, it has a lively sense of the indiscretions
of the overzealous opposers of the measuie.
It has the barefacedness to set up the stale cry
tha• slivery will never enter into the Territories of
Nebraska and Kansas. Under the Providence of
Gob it never May, but it will not be owing to a de
sire on the part of the Sonth, nor such tools of the
propagtadistv, as J. Ewe Rosman and his co-ad
jutators. If Slavery sought no place in Kansas,
why arouse Northern indignation, by repealing the
Missouri Compromise' Was a contest for a
mere abstraction," likely to be entered into by the
South, under etch Martel dangers I They are not
apt to excite discussion of the g , peculiar intim
lion," for mere abstractions. Do the bowie-knives
that gleam in Kansas, portending danger to Free
men, mean nothing but a mere absttaction 1 Are
the resolutions passed, threatening and denounc
ing Northern emigrants merely a contest for an eh.
'traction Mr. .1. Etas Bosnia knows better; and
so does any man who pretends that the South have
not always looked with longing eyes upon Kansas,
at least. There is satisfaction in the feet, that at
tention has been thoroughly awaken as tritheir de
signs, and that Northern emigrants are prepared to
contend for the possession of its fertile plains. The
struggle may be severe, but we:trust in the end
the designs of the slavery-extensionists will be baf
Altri-NZIRLIZA WhICTINGL-41011. D. Wilmot
has during the past tew days addressed meetings
at Owego, Horseheads and Elmira, N. Y.; at Asy
lum and Henickville,ln this County ; at the Forks
of the Loyulsock ; in Sullivan County ; and at Rush,
Ills Illitoptes 01lilies this eitsigrest
nqrreourtatlite4sthe num of
GA esti. GO" 's ice f4on
ireee agboWthe g t";; ; ' ' '
4:Yrforinist title gesltleAan'll4l • • the Minket
out-papeiyifirtro resolved to !pep it' ere lirt the
freemen of Congrediffb nal Matti& 144d -have
met and decided at the ballot-box, to reward his
follolimuulu >tfetu et tho, - 1481ht. -Ik Awatudi":
en integrity in a dark hour of National adversity
We ate convinced-that s necessity for his return
exists, and to aid in answering that demand, what
little we can do will be done cheerfully and ear
newly,', 'hi Mr Gains, we see a.dflijoefit in r i*
ciple—notof part, merely. !the had not rtes :
erithe teeth indei4inlinetitn erind' opposed to ttie
'present rotten Administration - andlts infamous
Slave procliviliet—il he had not retied himself a
detnoemtin something besidia the name; we could
not speak in his behalf. Bet happily, we are _not
to remain a silent looker-onwhile tbe-Noitti speaks
to the South this coming autunur,lthrough the bal•
lot-box, and entimmends the course of those Who
were true to her interests.
" ft ii'ilmost certain that Mr.Gtew will be-re
nominated by the Demoennic parry 'proper; the
Whigs and Free Democrati will go for him en Masse
(silver greys excepted) whethei he is is regular
nominee or a bolter, judging from the feeling in Ti
oga. Men are listening 'more to the honest cotivie
hens ofdoty, than to the weak, and vapid argu
ments of party worshipers, 'shower:till sacrifice all,
for the dog's share of the spoils. The structures of
adverse and distinctive partyiem are tumbling about
the ears of patty leaders, and Principle is cropping
out on the battle-field of politico. Welcome, re
turning Reason !"
Public opinion has long since pointed to the re
turn of Mr. Geow, as an inevitable result. A result
not brought about by political chicanery—but in
defiance of the wishes of aspirants and the emnity
of foes, a spontaneous offering to his independence,
uprlghtneat and ability. The constituency he rep
, resents are not the people to Permit merit to go un
rewarded, nor to allow dictation or intrigue from
any quartet to strike down a faithful Representative
whose only crime is, that he has truly and honora
bly represented public sentiment at home.
II any Congressional aspirant, or any mole-eyed
delver in political intrigues, doubts that Mr. Gaow
has the approbation of nine tenths of the people of
this District, for his Congressional conduct, let them
make the issue. Tr3t' out your opposing candi
date, whether he be simon pore Nebraska, ring,
streaked or speckled, and see what the Tenth of
October will decide. Any gentleman coveting the
honor of being badly beaten, has an opportunity.—
Don't all speak at once !
No More Nave /totes.
The late Saratoga Convention, composed of men
of every shade of opinion, but agreeing upon the
injustice of the demands of Slavery, passed a luso•
lotion, that all States hereafter admitted into the
Union, most come in as Free States. The follow.
ing is the resolution :
Rooked, That deliberate repudiation by the
slave power, on the very first opportunity, of the
solemn compact forced upon our forefathers by its
representattves whereby the territories known as
Kansas and Nebraska, were consecrated forever to
freedom, has absolved us from all compacts or
agreements outside the federal constitution with
reference to slavery, atul we now take our stand
distinctly on the principle that all terlitories of the
United States must henceforth be free territory, and
all Mates berealier.must come in is free states.
If the friends of Freedom could unite upon this
platform, determined sternly to resist the further
progress of slavery, a check would be put upon its
rapacity. We should hear no more of Fillibuster
ing, and of schemes to involve the Nation in war,
for the purpose of acquiring new territory to be
carved into slave states.
Naw Yoax Pour:ca.—The condition at political
afiairs in the Empire State ,shows a general disrup
tion of the Democratic party. The Hartle have al
tedv held their Convention, and nominated Judge
}honor for Governor, who has finally consented
to" stand the fire." They denouncp the Admin
istration, but approve the Nebraska 'agnate. The
Sofia have a State Convention on the 6th pros. when
they are expected to denouncer the measure,' but
approve the Administration. The Whig State Con-
vention meets next month, and under the lead of
Sswasto, will probably take such action as will se•
cure the most votes for their ticket.' The " Fusion
Convention" of men of all parties, opposed to the
Repeal of the Missouri Compromise, met at Sara
tags on the 26th alt., and after passing resolutions,
adjourned to meef at Auburn, on the 20th of Sep
tember, for the purpose of selecting candidates for
the State Offices.
Then there are the Silver Greys, who though nid
numerous, will strike whatever they can make the
most—the Prohibitionists, and the Know Nothings.
To calculate the result With any degree of certainty
is impossible, though the probabilities are, the
Whig ticket composed of Ant: Nebraska candidates
Will be successful.
The Institute will open with interesting inaugu
ral exercises, on Wednesday, the 6th September.
Classes both Male and Female, will commence Im-
Mediate!). The foil corps of able and experienc
ed Professors and Teachers, must give an elevated
character to the enterprise and will committal the
patronage it deserves.
By a man t change in the arrangements, the
Principal, the Bev. S. F. COLT, will reside in the
Institute, and boarding pupils will be members of
his family. This will greatly confirm the confi
dence of parents abroad, in the welfare and happi
ness of their sons and daughters while attending
try- We publish on our outside, two papers, to
which we invite the attention of our readers. The
first is, the Third Address of the State Central Com
mittee, the last a letter from Hon. Davin Wtuscrs,
both having teterence to the repeal of the Missouri
Compromise. The difference in tone and semi
merit cannot tail to strike the most careless readers
The first is a sneaking, tmckling, lame apology for
a bad cause—the other, bold, manly and indepen
dent, will command respect, whether the author's
apprehensions are realized by the reader, or not.
Paor. Cuaaccs Winurtv, gave at the Court
House, on Monday evening last, an impersonation
of celebrated orators. Prof. W. is without a Oat in
hie imitations of the manner of the orator he per.
sonifies, and , never fails to delight an audience.
Qtr. Ten editors hare been clectul to the Cana
oc, tip .- ::- k iven, a large , ' 1- ~ - 1 114
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Strong, John F. Chem l ain, Samuel W. Biles,
duos, Urish Terry, J.C.
Judge Wi: - !eded to address the
meeting. Hi istory of CongresAcni
.el Legtslntion lavery—shovr mg the
layette depainii .rn times from the po
licy of the frty tion—and die steady
dation irinci ivernment.-procuring
new interpet tstitution tumid wiper,
poses and at wielding the patron
age oldie ge it *Wean iron hand,
to overthrow He toucheloperythe
want of ualt
lacing the eel
Addreita ; an,
gird for the'
the Atha inif
mous Congrei tie Washington-Union
—thus indor ty, their constimentr4
inlitis hope .. . the ExeCutiie. . _,
He denotineed this tiaing of privies money
to corrupt their servartudasCresson—imd commented
upon the power ol thatlelement (Slavery,) which
could carry things ;hulk/. In conclusion, he call
ed upon all those agrded In se n timent' upon the
question of the extension of Slavery ; who held to
'the doctrine ofJettersdo and his compeers opon
this subject who wer opposed to the establish
meet of new ideas an princielee, antogqniblic to
those contained in the ecleratton of Independence,
to unite and go to the Ils, and vote for Men who
would proclaim there principlea to all men, and
oppose the aggression of Slavery on all occasions.
He expressed contOript . for any man who would
ask for his vote, and'lrriam silent when interrogat
ed in regard to public, questions. And rid tented
the idea ol voting for A man, merely because he
was it on the ticket," without regard to principles.
He expressed his det nninatton to vote for no man
who either withheld is opinion's upon this clues
lion of slavery from I e public, or joined hands
with the slavery propogandists.
The speech was o e of great power, and was
listened to with grea attention by the audience,
and ju dging from the looks of intelligence and sat•
islaction with which It was received, many a voter
returned to his home with a determination in his
mind, that will essentially damage any dongblace
who may be in reach, at the next election.
The Erpeau News.
By the stearnshi ' Baltic, which arrived at New
York on Saturday, e have four days' later news
front Europe. The rineipal feature of that portion
of the intelligence r lining to the progress of the
War, is the moveme t of portions of the French and
English forces for the invasion of the Crimea. Pre.
vious to this movenjent, we are informed by the
English Press, 010 AR PICIIA only required the
moral support of bis friends, now he requires
something more substantial, as they have had time
to get their heavy glans from home, they feel pre•
pared to answer hislexpectations. The 'limes, not
withstanding it is sgre of success, cautions the peo
ple against expectations of glorious victories for ,
some time to come.) It goes so far as to hint that
even Sebastapol cal be destroyed; nr, if not, that it
resembles no other fortress under the cur. With
such assurances, w can await a glorious victory.
with considerable uanimity.
Concerning Awe la's course there is still, vet) ,
naturally, a great d al of painful uncertainty. The I
London News cries oat that she is in the way of
France and Engle d in the solution of the Eastern
question, and feu that she will be likely to re
main there. She as addressed a circular to all
the German, Federal Governments, to prepare, in
virtue of their adh rence to the offensive and de
fensive treaty, to ace a portion of their military
contingents upon e was tooting, and urging them
to remain united, and act with a firmuessatel energy
becoming the gravity of the moment.
In Spain, we are informed, all was quiet. Ea
r/MCRO was still in poser, and ie popular. favor.
Gen. Jose roe Ls Commis had been apppited Gov
ernor-General of Cuba. it was stated through the
telegraph, that, on the 6th instant, Queen Cuaisri
es was prevented by an armed mob from leaving
Madrid, until she had paid a large sum of money—
Which is probably true.
The commercial news by this arrival does not
vary materially howl that received by the America.
The Liverpool Cotton Market quoted steady, with
unchanged prices. Breadstuffs as before, except
Wheat, which is dearet Consols closed at 921 a
92t f 1
Seatotts iltsrur or A ROAX.—Some time since, a
tome piamical joke was played upon a young
gentleman, named Jessup, a clerk In the dry goods
establishment of Mr. Lee, on Fourth street. by
Stephen Smith, a young gentleman who formerly
edited the Pore lt Garland. Letters purporting to
come from an intelligent and romantic girl were
sent to Jessup, and he, being quite a ladies man,
responded in amorous epistles. The correspon.
dance was continued fortseveral weeks, and at last
a meeting was agreed upon. The lady was to
pass Alf Ilurnett's saloon in a carriage, and at a
signal, Jessup was to hand her oat. Of course he
was all impatience for the arrival of the happy mo.
ment. A number of those in the secret were pre
sent, and when to the horror of Jessup, the lady
proved to be i very sooty wench, they were over•
jived at his shame and the melt of their trick.
Not satisfi d with this, Smith had the letters pub
lished, with such comments and slight alterations
of mimes as informed everybody who was meant.
Jessip, who Is a worthy but sensitive young man,
was mach annoyed by the consmousness of the
ridiculous position in which he was placed, and
the jeers of his acquaintances. biscorering that
Smith, to whom he had in the confidence of Fr iend•
ship shown his fetters, was the author of the hoax,
he was naturally stung to the quick. Smith and
Jessup met in the telegraph office in Hamilton. on
Saturday last, and an altercation ensued, which re.
suited in Jessup - shooting Smith. The ball passed
through the neck, and Smith is probably dead ere
this. Jessup was arrested to answer. We would
not have blamed Jessup for cowhiding Smith, but
think shooting was carrying the joke rather far.—
TRILAISUMTOUND AT HARLSIII.-4011fle IRO or three
thousand silver dollars have just been found at Har
lem, N. Y . the history of which is as follows :
Samuel Benson, the owner of the estate during the
revolution removed up to Fishkill, and before leav
ing, buried this money on his farm and planted a
tree over it to number the spot. Soon the tree
died, and was removed by his servaitts, and as the
ground had been ploughed and harrowed over, the
treasure was lost.. The other day five wotkmen,
two Germane and three Irishmen found the money
and filled their pottkets with it Inc all ran oft—New-
mark Dail y Advertiser.
INERIPse SHERIFF.—To the ooters of Bradford
War ; County.-4ellow Citizens-1 hrough the
urgent solicitations of rainy friends, I hereby most
respectfully offer myself as a candidate for the office
of Sheriff, at the nest election; and earnestly solicit
your support. If. through your partiallity, I should
be elected, I pledge myself to promptly and faithfully
discharge the duties of the office.
IRA H. STEPHENS
North Towanda, June 211,1854.
Woo IRABONIC.—The regular monthly Corn-
Inunkations of UNION LODGE, No.loB,
A.Y.M.. aro held Wednesday on or preceding the
full moos. ci 3 o'clock, P. M., at Masonic Hill, in
the borough of Towanda.
The meeting for September will occur on Wed
nesday,Beptember I. Visiting brethren are incit
ed to attend. W. H. PERKINB, Secretary.
Q!i., ff ,ibej9.4.4 e Renton .
by Res. J. A. Morris; Ma. W u .
4pastienton. Columbia County, to Miss
erus PO!sa.irf Monre.
f 1 :74 tic; Obituary.
DVII: 0-oEPonsumption, ending in Animas. on
...Inesdayaie ititb Mire E. N , aged
glee, of Greenwood, Bradford County Ps. •
blidiFtt - chlireirifekeretitientitrdeinght
out a character of geotleness 4 ,deeition and piety,
rare in one so young ; Magnifies Bielove, •" who
out of the month of babes bath ordained the strength
of praise." The graces of a meek and quiet spirit
were hers. She met the loss of pleasant studies
J l ,O nrs.,lo!l) d thee di lPPß ini P l flt!...i,P,c4 4 lrt to
a deceptive disease, wi th exemplary tortitude and
patience. She evinced a butnpity rejecting fiat.
tery and praise-4 docility . readily responding to
calla iof duty ;an affection deepening, as
, she (Other.
self to piiiirisiiiiWayfrout the tovekotiesitt ibme,
and proving its heaven!) , tenderness in the habitual
suppression of her cirri anitidshi OW she might not
add to theirs: 'To her-firm : regard the Gospel truths
were sacred, precion.s. tier trust in Christ Jesus
as her Saviour, was full and fond. This enabled
her to long for the hour orreteaser—to whisper, as
she rose words of precious consolation for those
she was leaving—and, as it Seemed, for her own
cheer through the vale of shadows, to catch ravish ,
ing glimpses of that vestal procession she was so
soon to join ; end among which she is. as we be
lieve, forever enjoying His presence and service,
" who died for her redemption, and rose again for
Thus that Lord, as a, shepherd, tenderly " gath.•
ereth the lambs with - his arm, and beareth them to
his bosom." C.
Piesiduni,l in 1 0 0
tale io ,h Inuu,gai
:eincy and pr o per r' to.
institutions" 'shown by
g out. btibesto-wrii-h-
gIerPROHIBITION.—.The Bradford Coun.
ty Carson League, will hold its third quar
terly meeting, at the Court House, in Towanda, on
Monday everting, Sept. - 3d, £B5l.
The Directors and other officers are requested to
be punctual in their attendance. We also invite
all that are in fat - or of Prohibition, to meek with us
on that occasion. A. D MONTANYE. &eq.
SHERFFF.-7b the Valera of Brdford
County-4eHow Citizens--Through the
solicitations of many friends—and not only filar but
from a desire I have for the Office of Sheri&-I
ask it as a favor at your hands, for this is the first
time I ever asked an office of any kind In County.
And should I be favored with a majority of sour
votes, I will use my best endeavors to give general
satisfaction. STEPHEN A. MILLS.
NOM:E.—The Books of the Bradford
County Agriemlturst Society, will be open
fur receiving Memberships, and tha payment of the
annual fee of members, at the Court Home, in the
Borough of Towanda. on Monday evening of each
week of September Court. Persons desiring to be.
come members, may do so at any time, by calling on
Wm. Elwell, Esq , or the undersigned, at Towan
da. W NI. C. BOGAR F. Sec.
11THEREAS. my wife Mary, haskft my bedew!
V board, without any iti4t cause or provoca
tion:this is :u forbid all persons harboring or tru,
ring her on my account. ss"l will pay no debts of
her contracting after this date.
HAVING disposed of all interest in other husi•
nets, is now prepared to attend promptly to
all business, in the line of his profession. He may
be found at all litres—exct pt when absent on le
gal business—at his New Brick Office," THE
LITTLE' UNION BLOCK," between the old Un
ion Block and John Burger's splendid Saloon, re
cently fleeted, on the North side of the Pu,b:tc
Square, Towanda, Pa
Gcj• N. 8.--4 1 articular attention given to col•
Towanda, Aug., 24, 1851.
THE WORLD CHALLENGED!!
13 years,daughter of Samuel C. and Julia J.
Nord) Towanda, Aug. 15, 1854
CHARLES W. BREYMMER
Browntown, August 21, 1851.
Alk. 1111Z3 A NIL U •
E-W. BAIRD, ATTORNEY AT LAW,
New Remedies and Quick Curei ?
RIM; BONES AND BOSE SPAI'ISR CUR
ED AND WARRANTED TO BE TAKEN
OFF SOLELY AND ENTIRELY
WITHOUT' INJURY TO THE
AN DIA L
AND without the use of the Kuifc, the Ftrun
Iron, or any of those liquid caustics, such as
Nitric, Muriatic or sulphuric Acid. 4e., or any of
those baneful liquids so often made use of, to the
shame of the Farrier and the torture of mitt useful
animal, the Horse. without any necessary mirpose
Also all diseoset of the horse treated scientifically.
References of past services can be had. as also.
tha bona fide Ringbones and tpsvins taken olThors
es already operated od, toftether with several other
Fistulea, pipes, Tumors, &c.
Applications to the sab..criber, who will be at the
Monroeton Exchange, where he can be consutte]
on the subject free of expense.
The subscribe, would wish those likely to want
his services, to call withovt delay, as it will depend
on the amoun dof practice the leefith of time he will
remain, and. as It requires about two weeks' linen•
Lion to anch horse, he cannot remain vnless he gets
four or five together to operate on.
cr._ Terms from $lO to $25. Payment in all rain
es to be made before the horse leaves the stable.
ORRIN C. TAYLOR.
Monroeton, Aug. IN, 1865.
TZILIALIE CIEIII IHAIRY.
THE duties of this Pcbool will be resumed on the
second Monday of September not, under the
charge of Miss Ousts D. and Rasscca D. Hazisaw,
in the rooms recently occupied by James Macau.
lane, Esq., in the North end of the Ward House.
The school year will consist of':four gaolers of
eleven weeks each.-
Taasss—as formerly, $6, fa, and $l3 per quarter.
according to the studies pursued. No eatracharge
for the Latin Language.
No pupil will be received for a shorter period
than one Quitter.
1 2 / 4 1.11Z3CL3—Rev.Dr. Mact.aka, President of the
College of New Jersey, Princeton.
Hon. DAVID WILMOT, G. F. MASON. Esq. ? C. L.
WADI/, Esq., Hose.Gso.Saancasos, D.F. Bass Tow,
Towanda, August 26, 1854.
THE ORWELL SELECT SCHOOL,
RESUMES its sessions on Monday, the 11th of
In the classical, scientific and mathematical de
partments of, this seminary, very desirable advanta
ges will he of, ,
to the studiously inclined, espe
cially if well grounded in the all important elenieut.
taught in our district schools.
A faithful account will-be kept of each student's
attendance, conduct and scholarship, for the bend(
of parents, school districts and all whom it may
The school is not seetarian,ibut free ; and a class
in Theology woold always have been, right cheer
fully, allowed its share of time and attention.
Tnition, per term of II weeks :
Geography, grammar and arithmetic, 63 00
Higher English. Latin and Greek languages, Sou
No pupil received fer less than one term. Pay
num in advance. Board may be obtained at from
$1 50 to $$ 00 per week.
U: HUNTINGTON Jr., Principal.
Orwell, August IP, ltis4.