Bradford reporter. (Towanda, Pa.) 1844-1884, September 22, 1855, Image 1

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Guturbiiy fllorninn, September 22, 1833.
PERLEY H. BUCK, of Pike.
EZRA C. KELLOGG, of Monroe township.
CHRISTOPHER CHILD, of Smitlifield.
We published an article last week from the
I'miiiu , r Post, in which notice was taken of
the proposition made By the Pcnnsylr anion to
fuse with the National Whigs of that city.—
We observe By I lie Patriot that our friend
ANDY llorKixs is also urging a " fusion" of
National Whigs with National Democrats.—
We will let our readers see why ANDY is in
favor of fusion. He says :
" Wliile tin- Wliij:* existed as a party wo fought thorn
oponlv ami honorably, soniotiinos I .oating thoin nnilsomo
jinic- Is'ing I" it' ii by thorn. In either event there was
-till this o.iiisotntion (hat the nation was safe. For, al
ihmiuli in prim ii>l''s and measures there was a difference
Unveil lis. thoio wa, on either side, a solid regard for
i.Miiitrc, whi. Ii gave to hotli parties the assurance that
whi' li Vv r was victorious the constitution and the laws
would if rem ted and cid'orecd.
\\ c have mutually given and taken Mows—severe ones
which at this day. we would not, on either side, repeat.
The majority of the questions upon which we differed have
hceii settled", and between national whigs and national de
uio! rat- there is now very little difference.
Whv, then, in the coming contest should we not amal
iratmti :
■■ This brings us together, and together we can blot out
of evidence the Kiiow-Xothing party. Defeat to that
part vi< death and when it dies, the Whigs and Demo
crats may pursue their own courses separately, or they
miv unit.-in a party on distinct and lixeil principles,
win 11 will defy the united efforts of all factions to break
tlmvn or destroy."'
in Blair county, the Whigs and Democrats
have formed a fusion ticket.
In Huntingdon county, the same amalgama
tion hits Been effected.
Wc allude to these facts to show that tliro'-
out the Commonwealth, in almost every Coun
ty, a similar state of polities exists. Say what
you please, old party lines are totally eradica
ted ; combinations are formed, according to
local feeling or interest, to put down this mea
sure, or to uphold that. The National Whigs
ami Democrats find no difficulty in "amalga
mating," with the approbation of the Patriot j
and the Penusylcanian.
In tiiis county, the Freemen are thoroughly
aroused to a sense of the danger impending
from the ceaseless aggressions of the slave
power. Uncontrolled and unawed By the pa
ironage of the General Government, they have
determined to discard old party names, to give
up old party ties, and to present an united and
hold front upon the great question of the day.
For this they receive the denunciations and
opposition of those who are the advocates for
slavery extension. It is a terrible thing for
Northern Freemen to "fuse" in opposition to
mob rule in Kansas, in opposition to a Nation
al Administration which has devoted the pow
er confided to it hy the people, to carrying out
the designs of slavery. It is Both dangerous
ami disgraceful, say these sini&ii-pure patriots
ami politicians, for Northern freemen to unite
iu uu endeavor to separate the Government
from all connexion with the peculiar institu
tion—in a word, to make slavery sectional and
Freedom National ;—but when a few misera
ble county offices are to Be filled, then it is no
ble ami elevated to "fuse" with anybody,—to
'hike hands with every clique and every ism !
lYople may not fuse, for principles which af
fot the welfare of the whole country, But it is
proper for them to do so, to select a few unim
portant officers.
The Freemen of Bradford have Bad delibe
rate action in this matter. They have seen for
•"ue time, how the South was gradually ignor
ing party ties, ami uniting upon this subject.—
Ley Lave felt that there was no longer any
i Vcsiiuns of principle, to divide the North—
that there was no reason why the North should
"ot be as unanimous as the South—and the
fiTeiit developeiuents, of the determination of
the slavery-propaganda, to extend the iustitn-
I l 'o'i in all territory Belonging to the United
: > -atcs, as well as to virtually "crush out" the
sentiment and prevalance of Freedom in the
Mates— has awakened in our freemen fccl
of indignation and alarm, Before which the
' 'b'Bonds of party give way as ropes of
On the Sth inst., the Kansas Legisla
pa.ssed the Bill to regulate elections. It
'Aided that " free white male citizens of
" ' nited States, and any free male Indian
1 made a citizen By treaty or otherwise,
' 'be age of twenty-one years, who shall Be
■ I::j ßiiaiit of this territory, who shall have
I - 141 ' a territorial t ax , shall lie a qualified elec
r .dl elective offices." When any voter is
- '• aii'l //-• may be challenged by anyoth
■> Y drill be required to lake an oath la
D c. Hsiituliirit of the Culled States,
1 Nebraska Act, and the Fugitive
[Reported for the Bradford Reporter.]
MONDAY Sept. 3, 1*55.
Court was called at 10 o'clock, A. M.—
Judges WII.MOT and BALLARD presiding. After
hearing several motions upon which which rules
were granted, court adjourned till 3 o'clock,
P. M. The constables were then called, and
made their usual returns. The Grand Jury
were during the afternoon, sent out, under the
instruction of the court—J. C. M'KEAN ajt
pointed foreman. During their session the
following Business was transacted :
Proceedings front justice Codding, of Albany.
Sept. 4, grand jury return true Bill.
COM. vs. GEO. W. GRACE. —Arson—Pro-
ceedings from justice Vincent. Sept. 1, grand
jury return true Bill.
COM. VS. SAME. —Arson.—Defendant indict
ed as above, upon which, Sept. -f, grand jury
return true Bill.
COM. vs. W S. DOBBINS —Assault and Bat
tery. Proceedings from justice Pierce. Sept.
4, grand jury return true Bill.
COM. vs. J. PARK, T. WOOD and others—
Assault and Battery and riot. Proceedings from
justice Baird, of Athens. Sept. 4, grand jury
return true Bill against J. Park and T. Wood
COM. vs. R. E. WALTERS —AssauIt & Bat
tery. Proceedings front justice Newman ; O.
Blanchard, prosecutor. Sept. 4, grand jury
return true Bill.
COM. VS. SAME —Assault & Battery. Pro
ceedings from justice Newman—J. J. Denmark,
prosecutor. Sept. 5. grand jury return true
COM. VS. J. T. Carter—Larceny. Proceed
ings from justice Phelps—C. E. Gridley, pro
secutor. Sept. 5, grand jury return true Bill.
COM. VS. A. W. HEMF.NWAV—Obtaining
property under fasc pretences. Proceedings
from justice Rundall. Sept. 6, grand jury re
turn true Bill.
D. BOSWARTII —Indictment for Libel. Sept.
6, grand jury return true bill against Pine, M.
Clark and Bosworth.
COM. vs. JOHN RlCE —lndictment for obtain
ing property under false pretences. Sept. 6,
grand jury return no Bill, and jiroecutor, Noah
Leonard, for costs.
COM. vs. I. A. KINGSLEY —For selling and
furnishing liquor to minors and persons of iu
tcmpcrntc habits. Proceedings from justice
Phelps. Sept. fi, grand jury return true Bill,
i COM. VS. JOHN PlTT —Assault A Battery.—
Proceedings from justice Vincent. Sept. 6,
; grand jury return no Bill, and prosecutor, C.
Leonard, for costs.
I COM. VS. EDEN B. TlTUS —Larceny. Pro
ceedings from justice Ames, of Sheshcqiiin.—
Sept. 6, grand Jury return true Bill.
COM. VS. GEO. MA HOOD —Obtaining proper
ty under false pretences. Proceedings from
justice Vincent. Sept. 6, grand jury return
no Bill, and prosecutor, B. Maginnes, for costs.
irv upon the Sheriff of Bradford comity. Pro
: eeedings from justice Grceno —Brought up at
I the instance and By tho defendant. Sept. 6,
grand jury return true Bill.
Three other "true Bills" of indictment were
found against different persons, the publication
of whieh, By order, is prohibited in these pro
In the matter of the report of viewers for a
county Bridge, in Wvalusing, on the Wyalu
sing creek, near J. 11. Black's, in said twp. —
Sept. 6, grand jury approve of the report.
Same day the court also approve of the finding
of the grand jury.
In the matter of the report of viewers for a
county Bridge iu Wysox. Sept. 6, the grand
jury approve of the report : same day the
court also approve of the finding of the grand
The Grand Jury having finished all Business
Before tliem, were discharged on Thursday af
ternoon. It is But due to the District Attor
ney, and Grand Jury, to say that the business
was readily and properly prepared, and dis
charged with promptness and dispatch.
During the week, the following causes were
tried and disposed of By the court and traverse
COM. VS. JOHN M. FI RMAN. Defendant was
indicted at May sessions, 1855, on a charge of
Perjury ; Charles I'latt.prosecutor. Jury sworn
and on the sth returned a verdict of " nut
COM. VS. E. B. TITUS —Larceny. Indict
ment found at the present session. Charles
W. Bullis prosecutor; the defendant Being
charged with stealing a watch Belonging to the
prosecutor, to which charge, Titus puts in a
plea of not guilty. Sept. ft, jury sworn, and
alter a hearing returns a verdict of "not guilty."
and defendant discharged.
Defendants were indicted at May sessions last,
on a charge of having committed an assault &
Battery upon the prosecutor, Henry Merrill,
during the past white! in tjmithfield township
Sept. 5, Jury sworn : same day after a Bear
ing they returned a verdict of " guilty"—where
upon the defendants were sentenced to pay a
tine of $l6 each ami costs, and stand commit
ted until the sentence le complied with. Same
day the court sentenced Harrison Phelps and
I'd ill u Lutz, witnesses, who Bad Been sußpre
naed in Behalf of the commonwealth in this
cause, $lO each, for contempt of court, in not
attending at May sessions in oßcdience to a
sußpcena served upon them—they having Been
Brought in on attachment issued during May
term last.
COM. VS. A. W. TIF.MEXWAY. —In this cause
the defendant is charged with selling and dis
posing to Charles Mead, a quantity ot shingles
in January last, Belonging to E. 1). Montanye,
and obtaining from the the said Mead proper
ty and orders upon two different stores, upon
which he obtained goods, Ac. It Being alleg
ed that he at the time of the sale of the shin
gles knew them to Be Montanyc's : it Being
also alleged By the defendant, that the same
had Been settled with the prosecutor. Sept.
1, jury sworn, and after a hearing, the jury re
turn a verdict of " guilty." The court sentenced
llemcnway to undergo an imprisonment in the
county jail for thirty days, to pay a fine of $25
and costs, and stand committed until the sen
tence Be complied with.
Defendants are charged of having, with others,
assembled and gathered together on the 25th
day of January last, and going into the house
of Lucy Green, in Litchfield, and at the time,
committing an assault and Battery upon the
person of the said Lucy Green. Defendants
alleging that they went to, and in the house of
the said Lucy, for no other purpose than to
talk with her and try and persuade her to de
sist from further improper conduct on her part,
which was alleged against her—one of the de
fendants Being a relative to her late husband.
Sept. 6, jury sworn and after a hearing, same
day returned a verdict of "guilty" against
Thomas Wood—James Parks " not guilty :"
whereupon the court sentenced Wood to pay
a fine of $1 and costs.
COM. VS. I. A. KlNGSLEY —lndictment found
at the present session for furnishing liquor to
minors and persons of intemperate habits.—
Sept. 6, jury sworn : after hearing, defendant
withdraws the plea of " not guilty," and pleads
"guilty:" whereupon the court decree that
the license of the said I. A. Kingsley Be revok
ed and that he Be sentenced to an imprison
ment in the county jail for ten days, to pay a
fine of $lO and pay costs of prosecution, and
stand committed until the sentence Be complied
COM. vs. II ON ACE 11. A
Bastardy. Jury sworn, after which, cause is
settled By consent of court, and AY/. I'ros. en
COM. VS. HIRAM HORT<>\* —Selling liquor By
the small, Ac. Proceedings from J. F. Dodge,
Esq. Settled By consent and leave of court on
payment of costs.
COM. VS. SAME— Selling liquor to persons of
intemperate habits. Settled By consent and
leave of court on payment of costs.
COM. VS. SOLOMON ARNOLD —lndicted for
circulating a Libel. Proceedings from H. C.
IJaird Esq. Settled By consent of court on
payment of costs.
COM. VS. WM. S. DOBBlNS —Assault and Bat
tery. Continued to next court.
ceedings from justice Beeves. Discharged as
unfounded By District Attorney, on payment
of costs.
COM. VS. OLIVER BAXTER —Assault and Bat
tery. District Attorney enters AY/. Pros, with
leave of court.
COM. VS. I). S. lIAVDEN. —Assault and Bat
tery. Proceedings from justice Bailey. No
one appearing to prosecute, the defendant is
discharged, and the recognizance of the prose
cutor forfeited.
COM. VS. R, E. W ALTER. —Assault and Bat
tery. Recognizance taken for the appearance
of defendant, and cause continued to Decem
ber sessions.
COM. VS. ALBERT MlLLS. —Assault and Bat
tery. Discharged as unfounded By District
Attorney, on payment of costs.
COM. VS. WM. DACEY —Selling liquor By the
small. Indicted at February sessions last.—
Sept. 1, jury called and sworn : same day re
turned a verdict of "not guilty," and county
for costs.
MARGARET J. Fox vs. J AMES R. FOX. —Sept.
3, 1855, on motion of Mr. Bullock, the court
decree a divorce to said Margaret.
September 6, the following deeds were ac
knowledged in open court by Sheriff Codding,
to wit :
Deed to James 11. Lewis, for lot of laud in
Monroe twp., containing one half acre, and
sold as the property of J. P. Lewis.
Deed to Wvnthrop V. (Jlilies, two lots of
land, one in Granville and one in South Greek ;
first lot containing oue half acre ; 2d forty-two
acres—sold as the property of Levi D. West
and Jacob Blodget.
The township of Granville vs. Win. Vro
inan 2d, and other Road Commissioners of
Granville twp. This Being an appeal By the
Road Commissioners from the report, of the
auditors ol the said township, wherein they re
fused to allow certain township orders issued
By the commissioners, making them chargeable
with the amount. Sept. 8, 1855, jury called
and sworn ; same day return a verdict for the
' defendants.
DETER MILLER. —Issue, Ac. Sept. 8, jury call
ed and sworn ; same day return a verdict for
the plaintiff.
Saturday evening at 11 o'clock, court ad
journed over to Monday.
MONDAY, September 12,1H55.
tions read and filed, the court thereupon, on
motion of Mr. Mercur, decree a divorce to the
said Eliza Dimon.
Sept. 12, on reading depositions, and ou mo
tion of Mr. Mercur, the court decree a divorce
to the said Clark.
Sept. 12, on reading depositions and on mo
tion of Mr. Deck, the court decree a divorce
to the said Cyrus W. Downes.
On motion of Mr. Booth, Chauncey A. Ly
man was admitted and sworn as an attorucy-at
law to practice iu the several courts of Brad
ford county.
was au action of trespass. Sept. 11, jury call
ed and sworn, and a hearing had and continu
ed over till Wednesday, Sept. 12, and a hear
ing of same continued during the day.
Sept. 12, the following deeds were acknow
ledged By sheriff Codding, to wit :
Deed to 11. W. Patrick for 30 acres of land
in Litchfield township, sold as the property of
Orson Rickey.
Deed to Irad Wilson for a village lot and
house in Canton containing one half acre, sold
as the property of Lewis li. Abbott.
Deed to Gordon F. Mason for a lot of land
in Granville township, for 54 acres and 32
perches, sold as the property of Lewis Pratt.
Deed to N. C. Harris, for a lot of land iu
Athens Boro', 80 By 100 feet of ground, Ac.,
with Buildings, sold as the property of Orson
Deed to N. C. Harris and 11. W. Patrick,
for a lot of land in Athens Borough, containing
one half acre, sold as the projicrty of Orson
Deed to Wm, S. Dobbins, for a lot of land
in Troy township, containing 125 acres, sold
as the property of Charles Williams—(his in
terest in same.)
Deed to John C. Aldrich for a lot of land
in Smitlifield township, containing half an acre
and Buildings thereon, sold as the property of
L. 11. Pierce.
Ou reading depositions, and on motion of Mr.
Mercur, the court decree a divorce to the said
ABBy Auu Rogers.
Sept. 11, iu the Oyer and Terminer, George
W. Grace was arraigned before the court, lie
having plead guilty to an indictment charging
him with wilfully and maliciously setting fire
to and Burning the dwelling house of his mo
ther, Clarissa Grace, together with all the eon
tents therein, on the 20th day of August last.
The court thereupon sentence him to undergo
an imprisonment in the Eastern Penitentiary
for five years and six calender months, to pay
a fine of fifty dollars and costs.
In the case of Allen vs. Whitney, the jury
return a verdict for the defendant.
J6&* President Pierce is most unfortunate in
the prostitution of his high position to schemes
of sectional advantage and political corruption.
Those for whose Benefit lie degrades himself
the lowest, spurn him with the greatest eon
tempt. Who ought to Be more grateful to him
than the pro-slavery men, yet they have not
the slightest regard for him, as was shown by
a sccuc in the Kansas Legislature on the 6th
The concurrent, resolutions, denunciatory of
President Pierce for removing Judge Elmore,
were debated. Mr. MeMecking thought that
the President should Be taught to know his
place. Mr. Stringfellow did not object to the
vote of censure, But thought they were making
themselves ridiculous. Mr. Blair said that
llceder was removed only to prepare the way
for Elmore's removal. Mr. Whitlock thought
the President should have sent a Batalliou of
soldiers to slaughter the whole crowd of Free-
Si tilers. Mr. Weddel looked upon the Pre
sident as a mean Yankee and a double-dyed
coward. An amendment was finally adopted,
leaving the resolution about the same us the
Our old friend WEIN FORNF.Y has turn
ed up again. We notice in the " Eanrasterianfi
that he has Been editing the Daily Free Press
of that city, a paper establish to effect the re
peal of the liquor law of last session—and has
| Been obliged to sne the Publishing Committee
I fur his pay. auiuuutiug to $25, recovering slt>
fey** The following good joke includes our
member of Congress, Hon G. A. GROW, now
travelling in Europe. We know of no one
more capable of enjoying the dilemma than Mr
GROW. The account comes from a correspon
dent of the Tribune:—
PARIS, Ancrust 30,1555.
Among tlie Americans present at the fete
of \ arsailles were Messrs. Mason, Piatt, and
\\ illiur of the Legation, Mr. Filluiore, Mrs.
Gen. W infield Feott, Messrs. Grow and Mor
gan, members of Congress, Mr. Harrington,
Assistant Secretary of the Treasury under Mr.
Corwin, Valentine, Chairman of the American
Commissioners to the Great Exhibition, Messrs.
Fleischmuun and Coxc, jurymen, Mr. S. S.
Osgood, Mrs. Fleisehinanu, Mrs. Ridgway.Mrs.
The manner in which the two members of
Congress named above were recently taken for
domestics By the domestics of the Emperor is
laughable enough lobe worth rcjieating. On
the day on which the diplomatic corps were to
Be presented to the Queen at the Palais Elysec,
Mr. Piatt,Secretary of the American Legation,
found himself deprived at the last moment of
the conveyance in which ho had intended to go
to-the presentation. Rushing into the street
with his uniform on (American diplomats do
wear uniforms) to find a public carriage, lie
saw ] Kissing iu a miserable carriage, drawn By
a horse of the leanest species known to the Pa
ris public—which describes the horse fully to
those who have seen Paris horses—the two
members of Congress, who called to him to,
know where he was going.
Mr. Piatt told his dilemma, when the gentle
men informed him that that was the oniy car
riage they had Been able to find iu the neigh
borhood, and invited him to take a seat with
them and they would leave him at the palace.
The offer was accepted, and one of the gentle
men taking a seat with the driver, the uniform
took the interior. When the equipage arrived
at the line of soldiers formed around tiie palace,
they were stopped, as a matter of course, and
it was not until after the uniform got out, show
ed himself and his cmßassadoriui "passe-part
out," that they were permitted to enter. Ju
the court, which was already full of Brilliant
equipages and aristocratic servants, the appari
tion of this democratic turnout was the signal
for a scene of mi rrimcnt and wonder which
might have wounded the pride of more pretenti
ous people.
The uniform got out, and was already as
cending the Broad stairway of the palace, when
a lackey ran after him with lint in hand, saying ;
" May it please your Excellency, your servants
wish to speak to you J" Mr. Piatt turned back,
and found that the servants whose duty it was
to arrange the carriages in the court until the
presentation had taken place had supposed that
that the equipage in question was the property
of his Excellency, that the persons who attend
ed him were his servants, and had accordingly
attempted to arrange them in line to await the
close of the proceedings. Mr. Piatt soon
liberated his friends, who disappeared in the
midst of a general laugh, as rapidly as their
Barebones could travel.
How tlie Voting was Done in Kansas.
Every one lias a general idea of the manner
in which the Missouri invaders took possession
of the Kansas polls at the late election ;—But
few, we presume, arc posted up as to the de
tails of the operation. We have heard from a
gentleman who took an active part in the elec
tion at Lawrence, an account of the matter in
teresting enough to Be repeated.
The day Before the election, some vine hun
dred men came into town from Missouri, with
teams, wagons, tents, Ac., and encamped. The
polls were to Be open in the morning, and three
judges were to preside and decide on the eligi
bility of voters. Oue of these was Judge Au-
ROTT, from Massachusetts ; another was HIGH
OAMERON, from Washington ; and the post of
the third was vacant.
The first thing to Be done was to fill the va
cancy. Nobody could Be found on whom the
two agreed ; But one CUMMINGS, recommended
by the Pro Slavery men, was finally accepted—
j CAMERON securing ABBOTT'S consent By the
most solemn assurances that he would standby
him in refusing to allow the Missouri men to
When the polls were opened, the first man
who presented himself was a Missourian. Judge
Abbott asked him if he lived in the Territory :
he said lie did. He asked him if he intended
fo make that his permanent residence :—here
plied he didn't know whether he should or
He asked him if he was going Back to Mis
souri :—he said he should—-the next day.
Judge Abbott refused to allow him to vote ;
and Cameron said he thought he couldn't vote,
But he would like to ask him a question. " Can
you swear," said he, "that you are a bona fide
resident ?" " Yes, sir," was the answer, " 1
can." " Then," said Judge Cameron, " 1 think
lie must vote and Judge Cummings agreed
with him. So lie voted.
The next man that came up was one Young,
who said he was the captain of the company,
arid if he could vote, he guessed they all could.
So he wont through the same farce—declaring,
in reply to some of Judge Abbott's questions,
that if anybody doubted his woi'd he would
kill him, —and swearing that he was a " bona
fide resident of the Territory." Judges Came
ron and Cummings allowed him to vote ; Judge
Abbott resignedJiis seat ; a pro--slavery man
was put ill Ill's place—and then the whole Mis
souri regiment voted, one after the other.
The next day they struck their tents, —got
up their teams, and went hack to Missouri. The
same thing was done all along the Border.
And the men elected by that process arc mak
ing what are called /u\s.for the government of
the people of the Territory!— N. Y. D, ifi
Weak doses of wash-Board arc now
recommended to ladies who complain of dys
pepsia. Young men troubled in the same way
may Be cured Bv a strong preparation of *fbd
saw. ---i -
VOL. XVI. NO. 15.
Priuciples of the Republican Party.
The following is the platform of principle))
laid down l>y the Republican Mass Convention,
held at Towauda, Monday evening, September
10, 1855
\\ ukueas, I lie true object of |artv orgaiii
/.a I ion is to settle the principles and policy up
on Which the government should be administer
< d ; and parties are of no value in our poliii
| cal system, except as they represent the real
issues by which tlie people are divided ; and
when they cease so to do, and tend to distract
the efforts of those whonrc united in sentiment,
the public welfare imperatively demands that
they be re-constructed upon the real, vital is
sues which affect the interests and enlist the
feelings of* the people : And whereas, the ques
tions of public policy which in times past have
divided the two great parties of the country,
have lieconic of minor importance, and another
question has arisen, so absorbing in its charac
ter and so momentous in its consequences to
the present and future welfare of the nation,
that our political differences upon other matters
seem trivial in comparison, ami no longer justi
fy the separate political action of those who
arc united upon this great question. There
It'rsiJirtl, That the question which now over
whelms all others by its magnitude, is one of
freedom or slavery.—whether this government
shall hereafter fulfil the design of its founders
as set forth in the Constitution, "to establish
"justice, to ensure domestic tranquility, topro
" vide for the common defence, promote the
"general welfare and secure the blessings of
" liberty to ourselves and our posterity,'' or
whether the chief end of its existence hereaf
ter shall be to extend and perpetuate in free
territory the area and the curse of human bon
ViVWttv/, That while we claim uo power to
interfere with slavery in States where it now
exists, we believe that the National Govern
ment should he relieved from all connection
with, or accountability for it.
li est ileal, That the repeal of the Missouri
Compromise was a violation of the National
faith, and a wanton outrage upon the rights of
the Free States ; and that it was the first step
of the conspiracy against freedom, which has
found its appropriate and intended sequel in the
lawless attempts of a Missouri mob, instigated
by a conspicuous friend of the National Admin
istration, and connived at and sanctioned by
the same, to force the curse of slavery upon
the free soil of Kansas ; aud wo not only
oppose the extension of slavery over our
national territories, but also the admission of
any new Slave states in the Union, believing
that, as our national domain is free from slave
ry, in the absence of any positive law establish
ing it, we are justified in making freedom a con
dition of their admission into the sisterhood of
lhsolvcd, That we are in favor of the repeal
of the present Fugitive Slave law, because it
virtually suspends the sacred writ of habeas
corpus, and takes away the right of trial by jury.
llesolvctl, That the recent attempt on the
part of the Federal Judiciary to authorize, by
judicial construction, the holding of Slaves in
this Commonwealth, and the imprisonment,
without trial, of citizens of the free States, by
Federal Judiciary, is a bold invasion of personal
liberty, a violation of the guaranteed rights of
Stales, and an assumption of federal jowcr
that should be resisted determinedly by every
friend of personal and civil freedom, and we
call upon our National Representatives soon
to assemble, to prefer articles of impeachment
agaiust the federal Judge who lias thus offended.
Restdeal, That the gross neglect of the Na
tional Administration to extend its protecting
care over the law-abiding citizens of Kansas,
and its having removed Gov. REEUEK at the
request of the slave power, evinces not only a
disregard of the personal safety and lives of
the inhabitants thereof, but a settled purpose
to connive at the lawless invasion of her terri
tory by hands of Missouri ruffians ; and calls
loudly upon Northern Freemen to unite togeth
er for the purpose of placing in the Presiden
tial chair a man who recognizes the rights of
the North, and who will so administer the go
vernment as to protect our citizens in the en
joyment of their right s, and restore our govern
ment to the policy of its founders.
lu st leal, That while we disclaim all connex
ion with other political organizations, yet we
cordially invite all who approve of the princi
ples set forth in these resolutions, without re
gard to their former political associations, to
unite and co-operate with us for the purposcof
restoring the administration of this government
to its original purity, aud directing its energies
to the accomplishment of its true object, asset
forth in the Constitution.
Jlfsohat, That we hail the nomination of
missioner, by the State Convention,
recently assembled, as indicative of public sym
pathy for his unjust imprisonment; and of de
testation towards the representative of the
slave power which placed him there ; and in
asmuch as every vote cast for Passmore Wil
liamson is a withering rebuke to that official,
and a manly assertion of state rights, he shall
receive out united and cordial support.
Cnors i\ Fkawk. —The crops are nearly
housed in the south of France, ami as usual
when all the hands are occupied In cutting, and
none are left to carry grain to the mill, prices
have risen throughout France. The harvest,
it is said, is a "good ordinary," but not suffi
cient, nevertheless, to save the country the ex
[Kiiise of importation.
Duron i ATKU. —Norfolk, with a population
of ill,0(H), is now nearly deserted. There are
j but fourteen hundred persons in the city, jind
j these are halving as fast as they can get away,
j The papers in the city have been suprtided,
' and wiil not be published till the advent of
j cold weather aud the ce-jation oi the [c. til—
I encc