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ger as ho-read the na, eof the fair endorser:;
"Very Well sir wli n . ii than of any delidai
. , .• , 7 ,
ey can resort to such it:trielcaS thil, : r ling
mottling more Ito say t, " him," 'and
fallen merchant, after !throwing the- .0h1.,..t0t0
on the contact., hatdeiled tudignant4 : :front-tho,
• 'Theltkeper was willoirawn, and Frank h
no. more . frOt.a. Mr. Allen. ~A. . wed: -afte •
SMith• jail. the money, and Friall• took up hi
note- 1 1 - i • - - I . . . - . ... . •
Before -another of
,the notei -virile due,. La,
liel Allen- had hecom? Mrs. Frank ITowarl-4
The stOck. anstand avere sold out; the debtspaid, and' i nlyi t
liandso'ttle friend is. -as hapiiy .
as :'t beitutifuli wife; with- a heart fan of love
can milk° hint: -
Mattlb • on,
for a me.
with the. murder of al school-teacher, was ad
quitted by: thp jury almost.'immediately aftdr
the case was given. to them 'by. the court !
The main factsof the sad affair we published
last 'week. Yudging 4 from all:: that 'the paper's
furnish. of the particulars, it is impossible to
arrive at , any other than the mast untavidra
violable opini n against the jury 'for his ac
qtrittal. 'lt did seen;at fruit, as it does nOW,
that this NC:I a deliberate murder, and ir
cembination Of eminent counsel, or conside -
ations of families and wealth, should have
worked . his llequittal. However much wel
may condemn r
the gallows, we cannot but sal
that the laws! should. be impartially enforced
atiioni the 'ugh and' the low, the rich 11
the poor;lscrlOng as they remain unrepeali, .
The case wasl clear and tl fact of killing was
not denied. professOr Butler, for some breach
of school discipline, had punished a younger
brother of Matthew' F. Ward,shen he, accom
panied by another brother, armed with pis
tols repaired to the school room, and in , the
presence of the brothev and all the studer4,.
shot Mr, Butler tbronglii the heart. A aunt-
her of the older students testified to theSe
Lets, still the jury would not convict the of
. fender, even of murder in the second degree,
'nor of man-slaughter. He is fully discharged
- of legal guilt hnt.the curse of Cain will fol
low him to Ins grave. The stain - of the gall
lows Will not,! it is true, tarnish the fame of
his. familya 1 ,
nd relatives. neither is the , e,
much fear of his second offence ; still the ver
dict of the jury will 'encourage others to mur
der. the victim of their hot blood. The plea
of self-defence urged with all the force of fair
and unfair means, Was a Aere subterfuge tin
der which the jury'vras to acquit the p 'sCn
er regardless lotlaw and evidence. If thcit
izens of KentUcky are tobe murdered is 'n,
day by, any Nabob in :broadcloth, and n
family ecnneCtionsand wealth - screen the Of
fender from jnst punishment, her soil should
be' deserted by all order-loving citizens, aid,
their,placei supplied by blacklegs, outlaWs,
ent-throrits and highwaymen.' 'The escape . ')f
prisoner Ward was' resolved 'upon by those
whosel i wealth and reputation were freely saz
rificpd to accdmplish it.. The great wealth Of
the Ward families, and the tact and elO
- of the f l first men in the State were uni
ted in his de enee. ; Attorney General Crit
tenden, of Prtident Fillmore's Cabinet, 8+-
retary Guthri ,of Pierce's Cabinet, ex-G° --
enters, ex-SeUators, l and ea judges,
sel, and the celebrated Prentice and severAl
Doctors and Priests for witnesses, were all
powerful enough to convert those of the juicy
that money cOuld not buy, into the belief that
the prisoner should be spared, and these great
men pacified. So was the result. - , 1
We cannot' conclude without- referring
those-of our riraderS, whohelieve still inl the
terror, if not the humanity, of capital punish
ment, to. the evil workings . of their system, as
illustrated in the foregoutg trial. i- Thepenal
ty of death, aid ignominy of hangino, were
toiii great and lasting for the rich anearisfO
.Cratil sons of southern -soil; hence; to screen
their fame and families from the historical
and social reproach of having ono of their
kind or kindred 'sent to the scaffold in a mir
derer'a manacles and cap, it became nece4a- -
.ry to 'Screen 'Matthew F. Ward from the pen
, alty of the la t. The life of.:the murdered
and the high- anded breach. of. the lirivs ',O .
their country land their God, Were not to he
compared, in theit4onceit, with the external
purity of a noted landl...vereati l . -4..;..tty,-,Tior
with the iii,Vored privileges, 'arrogated to its
' memhers and connections: , Bad the, penalty
beim Jimprisonment, there Would- not have
been the desperate and almost defiant efforts -
made ;in behalf of the prisoner's life, sindi hie;
famili's reputation; 1 and his:punishment world.
then !rate been quite eertain.,' The irreveka
hie and ,barbarous irenalty of .hanging; excites
"'man nt his cain arid merciful_ mood ; to reiist
and,i as a general rule, the bet
• ter . the. heart of the juror and the less unhiaSsed
his ! understanding, the surer he. is. todabhor_
. the forfeiture Of human life upon the strength
of Immlm.testimoni ; 1 and' We cant' feel 'it to
.he out duty any mOne than our privilege to
• censure' him for su'eh - prudence , and Yen ra
tion; Life is sweet when deliberately con -a
bred, and; its Sup d Architect com Man
the caprtal punish 'as well as . the inurdere.r
not to kill. The right, to say nothing-ab Out
the expedieneY, of legislative killing to retal-.
, . late for persoUal murder, is denied in the con
(deuces.of men, and should - be:denied in their
worldly laws. J Cariftal punishmeat mustjie
abolished, orwilt in effect abolish itself by,
setting at Jibe y the murderer., • .
A large nu bar: fit -the Britlei
: students re
paired to' the *deuce Of Nathaniet'Wolf, a'
celebrated criininal Lawyer,andliterally cot:_'
tired ;ft, With' prnmerehantable eggs, for ' his
abuse Of theni 'whet] upon . tlie stand as wit
. nesses, 'and sliamefuttemPt to impeaoh their
• veracity.— Wayne, .
_linty Herald:, - .
lieDo ar aida I . :Kali-M i
04 Friday-on the 1 iSenate,.tietiding the n
tirrit of the ' pro nation bill, me
, rich ticenes °muffed in which the hop - ble
- Senator; frorn ~e,hig took part,,, _He opposed.
all increase of salari except in certain ea
: Beg, acid midelsuudr - eloquent speeches. No
- gentlern i an ca rice rn re weightin legislation
thanidoes our friend Major Fry. The,shrewd
and ileloqueut Se n r from Dauphin, in ) his
queries to the Senatctr from. Lehigh, was :com
pletly sold,- We gave the, following as a
leerrneul 1 . •
KitXxxr..—' I will ask tim Senatorfroml,e
-hji,hl if 'he did not ro for an - increase of I the
Blanes of the Clerks 1" ,•,, . 1
it• Fin-. 7—" •1 7 , beca they : are -poor men,
and Work , i morning to night. - Theyt• a
gmt deal mo : work thin these Judges, • nd
. ancjust 88 ii . men?'• -". . "
.-, Xxi-strti. :=-. I will ask the Senator again, if
' he does net k 9i. that afteit the expiration of
one hundred i ays, ho is only entitled, br law
to receive -$1; 0 per . day,sand whether he ' did
not -' vote'for an ;nor se of-10 pay to $0.,00-
- per day., ,- j , , ~ . I \
. . . „
Far.--AP . e'nently l 4l.l answer the gentle.
;10--yes 1 . usel'irky - constituents don't
wail a ;doll and : a if roan to - repreeent.
24am - a l ghter, in- winch - the 'Speaker,
if grave and revered r i seliatori r. l
J,boirly, else jpiaeti. K ee was„ sold.—ltor
ough Items. . , ,
, - Luthers4 population
wend ts esti itedit 142.,260,009--of - vt
. 46_fonnd in. the laud of -Lu
; ;,;004;000 in lrntiSia, 4,006,000 Sw
and 3;000;000 in 17nited Statps,
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ES CIEC I idATIOE'I* 60 ETHEEE i'EMX'A
3, C -E
AL Ig iAY Eprroßs.
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I ,:trOle,Olayil s5l.
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einociLatit' *tate `,#)4ti rations.
I For - Goveriori
- lIITILLTAM BIGLER
1 1 Or CI.E.UtPI4,D Ot'NTT. [
ror jiiidge or iapreakie COurirl,
i S; .BLACK, , . .
i OF somoris7 COlavn • '
1 ' 2 .- 7 ., •
Canal %.43simmitiatiouer t • •
Foe tHENt ..morr
1 H EN lii ,
.01 , 1rni f ,:couNTy.
• Blankis:lntik% BIanks!!!
A r new supply of stif)eribr, Blank Notes just
and 'for sale le, this i office. Alt other
l Ilanks 'kept; 'constantly \ 0a luud 0 r
painted tiS aides. ' I
! - Jfqr 4 N3lerni nisoenr es ,of
'ftnely writ l tO) poeti , 11 1
*Tired, an 4 ppenr! isoo l
I I '
thr. ham; fOr. ,
is . a 'capital number -beautifully illustrated,
and - filled to oreiflOwing, inith the best of
414 - I,o.,find upon OtTirl, to a Oboice . roll
lof Ainsiortniii tliolcelcbrni :masiciali'estab
)isliinetit.wir.tora . 'Taters, 33 Iroadway,
ten Yor).-; I bealk.rx in:; s 4 m is 'Asking to
inirebase!ani innsi'OpubliSh ' in t he I.Tniteti
§tat,.nlill prid it 'to fth6ii it 'forest 'to jean at .
, this establislirent:! Music . t, by inaii post
1,1 .i. . , .
nge frec..,•, A .! . • ~ .. 1 .
I . We yte,tie.bithp'pro4ed#l gs of Ceig-ress...
laseweel4 l ,th t Mr. GROW kddiessed theillouse
n the . .ii . i?biliska Bill.. Welive not ; `yet .Ire•
rived a e i opy. of . his speeeliA but ;pro b ably
limn "by 041 : 1..ne 7 t issue. i 7l. lei Newt York
iferaid .says;: ---"it is ackkowted4ed at Wash
i itenb4 the friends -of thi Bill, that the
peech:of: :1 - tnost.etree
ie,and '4ll has yet
inn. to • the
Ahrenst of __ - 1 rcin,,,,,,•,: that Miss
tIM. Sri4lrox has just
_tt i ;pe4ed - a tieheol• for
to instniCtien of ptpils - initlik' art:of - Penman-.
s np, at the residence of A. O. Webster, foot
liana '.'treet, and
''also at the Susquehanna
~ ..II !„„ 1 - '' I,l q
_L-6. 4 ~
cauem ! • 'miss ornarro• -comes to us Well
. .ti! !'• -
nr , ;i
commended, and judgi g ftom an - exipnina,
.. r! I.
ti n of her specimens and Inunter . ous . • tistinto l - .
nials, _we unhesitatingly sty to is justly enti
111.>d to a libteral patranage
w i sh to elten2l.2ge ;and bee me experienced
adepts - in:this - moat useful , arts. 'Those
W j to wishitOltSke aiCourS' of lessons in Pen
n]: nsbip, Avill find ibis a rare opportunity.
1 . . ! ..a, lor a. ,
Will Judge WilinOti take the 'Field
for IROverisor P,
'We bait :noticed far Some Weeks - that, a
fe, , vWhig`Pres ^ ses, U ..' re: 4i ise, ll ussing I the ,policy
Of forcingl . Judgel'O Littex, tOdeeline the nom,
inaticia of the4i Whi ' and permit JtidgC Wu.-
litim 1 • , • t '
to t4ko-4•plo :in:the canvass as:an in-
Aepend i e f ti eandida - against GOvernei BIC , -
Liu.. . • i , e . (mistakea not the- ..idea originated-,
niikeertain!•Whig ' urnals in the interest of
Giineral:.44umatt, ivill . eras beaieik : in Abel
NT ...ir Cenventien by NT. P9LLOCK, and; thnrn-
r,„ ~ ..-- 1.:.°4- :used open the idea ad Imply
idioutops,rianati* frrf..r rn disappointed: pair
who would 9.1 perelves scout . at it in
hit sober indinentsil l when the sting of disap
o Minent sh4dd have,4ie4 away. l No arc
i3 / 431
' t 6M l! ' it r y i 14 .
: ±: I44 L. i .. ':
:i t- n ''l e l
i: ,- i s"81 u1: 1: ,,!.in : till' i ; • : t le h Vl : l - c . lit ' n slg! i *lll[e-53 rs ::11e ot sorY-.l")l ' l. l, :ii b i*:l: i i*E:e s: l)'69 e Yin n .n e t: oh tri i ; krn e: Pl:rs:itr.
mould he Ito so,fho WOuld -- eihibiV a want o
'-nlittesa ];.ever before written orrdreailied of
the ltiSt9T of poiitiCsl . and pgliticiaus. •He
41 not d ol it, and t ie. l iit' . thereftire no sense
talkit4, of it::: - ' '''/... 1 ' ' l . - 7 i ] ,;. - .. 1 .,.' 1 i- 1 • ..1
or have. fie 764fibeii ' ell ,t 144; 'Afrj W . io-,
T , had'Ja [l -renit4id Of'ltlinik/ the. field',
!nit,: Giprentoi, ! oils - ityniy
eye .4r. ,IlV.ius Or : ii.nOt/thi, man who
1 . - • , ..! • i • • • ,--." T' I
'lays boy . i*,,iioliticii. He could not desire;in '
nit.i ( 10 'M i t he def e a t 6i . G
..,n_ - ,,, ,1 i ylti
~ OVeTTIOT !G Ii
Ord, - tile preStration of tlte . den:toe:o66'll)44, l .
in order tO.eocare.ithe . ,,eleetion of, :Mr. rot,
Lem wade ACOadencii '. of tbeli Whigs \ on
I atly,platf `: i i - i
iselo, - toinilart.trige#tent.W 'which , he Shot' d
14 , e Mr. INs.t.ac*' pl& iion the .IWhig tick- .
jet .. Wettew hiM too: .well to, beliet'.e-,- , let.
e eta - fudge bith as they ntap—that lie ilrould
'(. l fisent le i play the iiidic,i'Of tnOliti. - men to lie
Q i•eritei, of PettitsYlVarna.. - He is sincerely
at'td, fror . 4),rinciple opposed . to the :...N. eb i ruska;
• 8111, but.ltbese Wha•thinit:,he holds those prin
ciples 04 forthf salie 4"-harter and store
pay,' in - our present judglnent, do'hm great'
injustice. He is a :hold !matt, and: l however .
much - we [rosy have differed front him ifs some
of-lia ino ements in the; past i truth- and .61137
&riven -xon;ipel ta . to' i sity that be bai. nev,
e Yet n know totO sacrifice aiiosition fairly
'en foi• any eopiSideratiOii. • !He St#e4 as
"lo star of Pennsylvania " =yielding
the la s t, in the i Tariffconteg of., tld and
- I ..
• after the;introductien bf bia- • !' litxwiso in don-
. .. , ,
every'lo : ! -! • z
giresiwlien. nearly every'
. 1T1L00.6434 .
.by his side:affirSt . , finallygaii:jrai l l 04 . ,114
: t*ey #:sr.tbFOtidOOf,ilattiotithiing against
i t ti
i: i: y ri
,fi et i: s e:43 .
t helfi if m ate : r t mii o o tli : O ixii i i sao di
i.:1: :! .: 7 0: - .i,. 6. f .ii :. ,... O 00. n o : uici ci d,
. ' . -,
vrikii - - a member. ' had lc bee ' less ' '
, n e ,
... ~ `by,
... - e 12; a
.* - or haye., 1 : the sacrifice. - Of; biigl4 and
0 wing hopes (that he did," bit'• would have
p.1:9 1 4iil am ongl . 4ny 4t: the' present day'_
*lto -ad ba ' Ake Proviso -then tind ridicule.
it or.: I,: ..,' : ; .:t .. ',...--' .:
'..!' .. 1 'l. .i. ' '.
:•1 ' • -'. 1 :- - ' ' ' ' -'/ . ' ii r -. • -•
E; - • 5 Rh . have ' said of. Wumor as
a- . ,in . l an: t cfjUetice. We do not agree
iyi t he . . ig Fora in an article. .s.hich
I ' l - - if ilerd'iatO Ovriiapeii ti i t
1, dvetttu •ps p . .., .
~ . , ai , - ce
4 t . " TUnt enti.at Aft;Wtilivi give •
t p ,
cur".liat, he ; can
. be , bought, for..we -can
fiPlii 6 trfig . .iii his ~POlititOl course Which
warrr ntssuch an assertion. ' "Give every man
his drie,7; is after all the best.mOtte to aa up-.
on in; .polities: • . .
' It is true we roay be disappointed as. to.
; intentions (4 11fr. , Wit.sor in the_prds
etit calm' and should we be' so we shall
then be fri. o admit that after . all we knew
him not.' :. ur, own view of
Bill nod itl counterparts lave been and will .
be free .} ven.i ' .On the proper and . legiti
mate! theatre we are prepared to contest that .
-questiou to the last, but we are not prepared
til.en l ibark in .any :illegitimate- onto prife 'of
aid and Coolfort-to-the worst foes of the prin
.cipleS of American Democracy. We know
that niati : WiLitAm BiGLER. We love . his
1 t , t t
honest ; and roanl4.Thearctind we shall ] oppose,
any and:every. pan .. who seeks •his defeat;
at the election' 'wilt October: Ile will be
elected-4e cannot bc, defeated.. The peo-:
,'ple ; of rt,tinsylvania cannot afford to !dis- :
r lit '..
pense- wit 1 its ; sermes to the State, till the!
timeishall 'come %viten they will call him to ,
.another and higher. - position in the country.;
l'ire•have heard' Governor Iliensit express
his views ! i on the present position! of,the sla
very ;questioti with freedom and frankness,'
and wc inot-siveerely believe that the coun
try would be forever .rid of 'Allis exciting and.
dangerous; subject: if
; his were the policy
adopted,: ;A nd, fu etherwe say, and 'mean :and
know 11..diai we say; that' had his - views: been
acted Upon' in goed 'faith by Congress the
proent .. tion, the country would' now
.be Writhing in the' agonies of slavery A E ,4 7 .
oath," n y very
. has been
Men Must look at this matter soberly and
in a practical sense, .It is not 6 th°. spirit that,
vapors in the brain of insatiate Abolitionism
which will deliver; the 'country froin strife,
and misi:i . tho banner - of freedom in the ascen
dant.. The maSsei of men can never - be_car,
ried far in, pursuit . ;of an impracticable mica,
however:right in the abstract it may be.—
Let this be kept in view -alWays; for results
will 'always teStitsi truth.. - • .
. . •
WhOm the gods wish to destroy they
first 'makel imad." We hai:e
. :often thought.
that there' vas something like
ting-thethevernentS.`of the tnen engaged in
attempting, to force upon_. the country the .
passage ';of . this Nebraska measure. The
voice 6Tibe wboleicountry has condemned- it
in the Most unmiStakable manner, and still
they They hear not and heed not;'
but On, en they mildly ija usli, deaf to the ad
monitions l of the Ost aid blind to the conse
gnences of the future. With a
and reckless . deteOnination that listens to no'
entreaty,is ruled by . no solid, reason, and
Moved by'no impulse of good to the country,
they seem to have' nerved themselves up to
the last work of despair, trusting tothe band
o overruling destiny; to save \ the nation from
the nat tent consequences of the contemplated
deed. H . •
The pcifitical atinosphere of NVashington is
fatally poisonous in all times of:great
erceiternent, and 1 the northern man' who
takeS a position on this question by . :the spir
it that vapors . sorely find, when
'too late to retract; that he has left 'the t1:111-
. istituelieyi, who confided 'to him their interests,
and has gOne far away from the • channel in
`which tli6 full current of Manly northern sen
flows. leiwil 'return to .be present
'at- the fii4ml of his own political aspirations,
—be' will !ivturti With ruined hopes and' blas
ted fortun6,--he wwill return to recei ,- . the
earnest a'4l :-... l L:i, g :!euuke of his people,and
the indignant denunciation of the country.
We maybe lauhed at anti :derided as 'a
prophet, hut alll is that every Man
disposed reme l mber *ell what'
sy/ranica.... _ for that bill seals his
politkal d,oom. l l • Thete is a deep Settled con-1
viction in the mi l rids of the masses'of the 'peo
pie that it is wrong, And no logic ) will con
vince them otherwise, rind noflinty lines
hold; then in sujection l When they shall be
toldibat :the outrage
j is consummateA . , It was
the last ounce that broke the darnel's back,'
audio men - will;find'..that it was past 'the last
point' of •Iforbearance that they dro've madly
on, Whertlrirtu4u st indignatiOtr - 'burst forth
and Sivekthernidliwa with'the bosom of des- 1
truction. , i Men At Washington should leave,
that 'dust-curscid city ,often-and mingle freely,
with those they 'represent, that the mote'
might be tailored from' their eyes, s and that
they Might seep clearly. Let the people of
the country be fuirly represented and the Ne-,
braskit Bill 'rouldluever be heard of in Con;
sresi , in its present shape. The - whole'thing
was sprung upon the country like the -explo
sion Of a Mine. Istobody called for it,-no bodp,had, discuiso it, and nobody had beei
prepared fOr it. The nntion was reposing in
quiet:':, front contention and strife,--peaee
reigned arid the tigatchirran's cry was heard
- , t
''thiongh all the land,--,." All is well."
"Q for A tongue to curse the man - '
..;VirlioSe treason like a deadly hlight"--
',l° • ' • • 1
has plunged the nation, into the present un r
happy stile oi riff:sitBj Let'him live to the
age Of Methuselah apd . dO good. all his days,
and he con scarce' repair the.damage: hii
wild' and .4ckless !folly has done to the fair
temple or *rnerictin 'freedom 'and happine&s.
~. ` We may, be told that we are writing strong
;Things uitder the excitement of the moment.
Gentlemen, take iii : as you please,'ex4USe it as
you pleiiie„ be side and place' yciurtelves 'on
some, other than tlie true growl to stand, as
you- s een 'determine& to go' to destruction
, 4 • ' •
anyhow, mid their,drive on. But when you
shall hnallyt,oomei to your, senses, ' and look
ab - ont upon!, the wreCk of peace and happi
new you Live carised;--when you shall final r ,
ly see for iourselies' that what we fell you is
truewhen you *ail see the democratic Fall
- 1 •
ty,----the great pillar on whichthe country La
rested since ft l, had a'
say hent yoitshall, see that' party prostra ,
andwerless in' every, northern State, a
con , neatly in the *bole country by reason,
of your foolish- peisislance iu this mischief
you i.sve, done, thenj if not before, we trust
you will fee some - cotuptinctions, and real
ize for Mice that there is spirit left in th‘
144 of thelpeople 4:lf the North: A day' of
retAiitiou i% ill iitirne,—tau from
sd nailer: i
. , . 1,.,„....
, Is, H ' -
ern man, (17 . ? - the,,,Poin•
, L Anti Nvbraisksii Convention.
Ip out ;paper 1;44 weilk we published an
anonymbas call a e l ount4 Converitiou to
be held Sri Monti+,
for!, the. purpose. ,of
ting - Delegate's, tiirepreoent this \ county In a
Convention atat Itaiyisbtirg next month: • i
kon4Whence:ttis au issued We have nii
knowledge, and Jix strike:4 us that on its face,
thereis fOrqthitiO singularly oblivious as ti)
tl IC Ire'all Objects :.; eonteinplated
. by it. The'
1, 1 ,
propriety of herding 4 State Convention ii
stated aii one the ,i.lubje‘ . ;ts which will to 'open
for discitssion ail&settlement, but what' that
Convention Shalt do, ie.detennineitupon,does
not! appear.' TiOlirences we suppose we liaie
no bushlm to'dfraW.• 13ut if the call emana
tedlfroth any coiniidera,ble numbe ref Demo
crats,. or from ' any constituted authority of,
thel, i)cinOcracy air. the county, wa have yet
to flnti it outs - We are entirely in the dark - J .
We' haYe iie ifisposition to interfere with
the l rights et, i d.. PO vales' -'of any citizen, or
anY number f eiiiZeils; in the free expression
of ms, find simtimeuts on any por
lin. eal subjecr, lout. we Claim to be Democrats
:I'nd:therefore l natUrallY enough feel ini.iikter
seinauY movement of the party, or . portion
Pate party Ifilt4ing the success of kits prin
ciples and ii pirii.es. Feeling thuisblicitons
"we must be Peniiitted.tospeak with freedoiu
anti frai.iline4 at, fill times. ,We can see nb
reason for th s county ! m
eeting, no exigency
dethanding i+, rreilegitimate Objects to be ac
coMplished .+ its landweenution.our dente . -
crate friends l to. fundente if the call procee4s_
from such a Soaree. -We need, - in oitr judg
ment, no third party "organization in the preS
ea. state of our.POlitical affairs, and we most
sincerely hope' that no such moi.ement. -Will
be attempted. - let it be done and i it needs
1 - -.
no propene eye. to see that it will iienttinie '
in di:miter-and ruin. t •. . -..--,.‘
After the -introduction of the proposition
to repeal the I'diSsouri't. - :, empromise - ; we took
,„ - J
the earliest opportimity to protest • against . tt.'
Fro - m
- that time ; to the-": present 'we haYe Op
posetl it:everywhere and under all circunistah- ,
c.c.s to. the extenkof our power. We foresaW
the result of things,—that. again, when. the
countrY needed*pose,;it was to be plunged.
into the lowest depths of agitation,—.-..that a
Whirlwind was s4t loose whichnopower could
direct. ' 'We colveivedi, it wrong, unnecessary
and without palliation: We' determined to
oppose it, and' thoped
.see a- dike defter
ruination on the'ipart Of men everywhere. 47
We cautioned) ernoerats in opposition to it,
to beware of their - afiilliations and commit-.
talk. We pointild out the'fatality •that sure
ly W.otild atternlftbeir Opposition, unless they
mite - forward a . .Democrats, in their remoti-,
stranee. This was theicOurseitaken ,general
ly by the . press in oppcisiton to - the measure,
For slime all Went Well, and the Bill
frered and - redid under -t4 well directed .
blows of its adyersaties,—siekned, Pined and
yielded, up its breath in, a death-like ,sleep at . l
the foot of the ifeloo,,bil.i in. the House.: 'fite
same course . pirrsue'd,:i we . have 'no doubt
would hare kept it there till the day of doom ;
but it seems to its tbat'such a coum . has .riot
'been_ Uniform:lll'y persiSted in. The people•
have seen,—could but see, trio Much of pb
litieal o jugeiina.4onneeted with the opposition
to the Bill.l • They have seeril too - much al:
ready Of ittiphillithrophic,. rcSl -fingpai . .«l ..LLi,_ .
litieuisin manoMvering attbelpstings, and.
endeavoring to steal the garb iof Democracy
to ! . et,..e - -their ibilleful. purpeses.' in. They
hal.' e sobn. too nitwit 4 what j looks to thein
like a:desire tii i i , sieze ion this question 11: 4 4
mete politioal aggrandizement, regardless Of
consequences which should flow to the cons=
try' therefrom 7 flThey have heard. : too. many
plea in opposing the •Bil!,:•declare - that
they hoped it iould 'pass in its' . most- odi
ous font's,. thatt the Lit tie Might :be set'
erect which bindsi conflicting sectional in- -
teresti of the einfedeiley in political alli
,anee. • These •thing,S 'have been ' seen and
felt, and to us ;Ili appears I that, 'they luiA.e
generated - - som#og. !,:like diS:trUst;:in the
popular •rnin& E,,, We :iineah : what we say_
when - we deelari, that ,we I.leliere it, the
, • I
coon ; ix: that . . . •
curve of y no question arises
which should lnoi ',the.:W . ell directed energies
of all.gOod eitiotis,..in : ',opposin g (:,r propaga
ting'it, but the"OxpectAncy of. political pref- -
•erineitt fmusc-bitiriv- - okfrd. and brought intlo.l
co t i l sdet:itieti. .! ? I:4en reform' - is at lan- end,'
'strength is paral .. ;yed and evil triumphs over
good. - The tenffieran4 cause ii is +ll nigh
come tO . milt 'l l. - being prostitutedl to' the
Purpos+ of designing pfsliticians,4yinen see-
ing, - ,,thOheiltti9 be 4 Made ' the 'Oupes.,6 * f ..
Ale!' false:reciiiesA,amt:','. i.earted, • So,l in our
1 . •,,', - • -
judgment, will 4tid the lOpposition ;to the pres-.
• f • 5 , ,
eat , scheme for Otending the slay.e power, if
Abolitionism r,r4pant is to lead' the van, if
tl4,public 'slialliOnAlY.;-. come to, see?that af
terlall it:is but ti,lobbY for mere political
.- I set_ \., .1. •-•:f.
,_ .• - 4 '. ,
u , . :,•; --... . , ~ ,• ,
' understand. tis not as applying, the above
remarks to. thosie:niembers of the 'dernocratie
a ty who liave' f ftitliftlpy.stood rip' ~: a nd op
'' d, .ind are 4Ppo F ing this
.'.tea l n 'if for -tlitua who t hare' 'no . political at
etliatiotis, but 64 , :lart .odious kind, .and who
' a emse %s. o as vanleaders,
Cl" . ( 3 1 ''d (b . 'Pe''T rv4rd '' and
who will iiiidolibie ty take possesmon of tlio
cop_veritien 5h0 . 40, it,l:; rt e held. .. We , can' but
rea'rd the holding of v 'the'COnventien . as of
..dOubtful-eipedien,4, \ at this itime.'' , - ..i ..
' - We May he 'ill wrong toour . notions and
junme i nt, but +it- beliee . th* should i State
[ Ce'nvention asseuble at Ila''sbtirg in:Jurie
as-preo:•sed, it. 'irill mainly, con ist -. of politi.,
eat refiiitn, with . a feW , exceptions,
who .l wield no iiii , uetteel , in any pa '' rty - ,: save
Perhatit in - ' t.he re nant *of Abolitionism;
pm Who do.nck,'
.. '- the'coefidencf the
ple,i Who ' li‘le '..ln the tainted .atinosplrere
Of nativism' andare rady to embark in any.
adTenti i r - e. :s-,
ita,.., i'ie fifwil l take t 1
he' op ,
Lion to l the eikska 411`under ' their espee-
cal guidance, a 0 from that hour it will he;
doOrned.. The iheople :I.will -• fall :i hack 'open
•th it old intity*eferqieesii'cand . the: eleetiOn
in- et4beT 'ail Celose ti,P - the seerie.'.. .:Tho - otit
. 'wilt' kayo' i 1.... - ..exittittlitinittiA, O .- .. 't ' '
made ,.. . i . ... ~, Pr.! UM
ra l p
pOweiles(by - ,.i.biown.,;(opy, while the
ex4l(ant - Shonti f Whig sniirenracy Will pr -
a th l:4 l.l lll ea4 tb se at o 4 ;;t:" Tei n : f gli rei"d i e li tit - 7,h a ot w d ' .. " i th e b o le u e ° d h :
ing-onthe 1)14 '
... . NoilitT • t o SOool \ lpiiecto . rt.
In, ta-day's paper ire publish..l:F an lextract..
from' the school Law poised at the recoil
se*.lOn,:of the'LegislatUre. *C.'Will publish
the *hole Act as seen: as )).0 can get space
~-i1- , - - • .
todo - io. .
the I.4eCtore of ,
.he different 'townships
will see by the extraht that they :tie required
. • t , ~•
tottieet at'Alonfroset t the firSt•Monday in June
• • - 1 .. -
next, to elect a county superintendent,. fix
i salary Sze. , Let, its :urge a general atten
dance and an earnest deterinination•to select!
p Conipetent and faithful man for tint place.
4 importance to. th:ti, ptiblic 'l;',annot be over
estitnated, and . we ttliist, the blends of educa
sI -I, m will see to' it i%',e11..: - Persons who have,
ps'pent a life tune in-•cominott• 'School labor,
.114vc pronounct4 the system o :this State, as
lately modified, thef,Most perftet• in the Un- :
hitt. Let, its'ftietalaitake.hold of th e subject.:
1 I . s
in' earnest Midi secure thelight kiwi of Rh or
.i i l
. . -
gfinizatton Uncer 641 Act, if they vould reap
the run beneti s of 'its salutary . operations. •
- 1: aso-4.--------
: . .Close lot '
• !'l - .l,:nh bianc ies oflhe lA-4rish;
ti:.. . • 0
ed sine die las, week. Tuesday. 1
of the lfouse was lirfought to a
In the ,<<uo TtletOrty• moron!
.• i• .
coiinittee;iiwlre appointed to'
doVern4c :Speaker M'CA:
ered tha . folio% ing vakdict'orY
Chair: *- -. .. •
1• . •
SENArons :4--Thei time - hasp
it: becoMes ii duty * as the, pri
of this body , t. resign into Yout
,sponsible triis which has peen',
cOmmitted to y care.
In doin...so truths and justice . require that
I i,sliould eNpr ss in the most emphatic terms,
My higkappr•ciation of your )iindness and
cburtesy duri g the session noW about to ter-
imitate. ,- ' , • I; . - • .
. li In a few int re brief moments the session of
, . , .
1854. wilF be inMnigSt the things ! .which are
past, antF.'oUr ads wilt have' - been recorded as
titters of history, ',bearing .evidence 'of our
Onduct,;whether foi goodl or for evil. We .
.iate'passed through an eventful,-exciting and
necessarily,- a prim:acted.. session, mid have _
disposed of questionS. of - iminerse Magnitude,
. a trat' no', the. interest and destiny .
,-.;f the Conn . tinw4lth;oither otie - way or the
Other, whichtime itself can 'only determine.
!' Amidst all he ei'citino- disciissionS, howey-'
• I `-
' e: r, incident t the Consideration- of questions .
sb.important, -43ur - controversieS have been at
ll times characterized not onl-by Vr praisewor
thyl i • -
respect and-veneration toward the Chair;
hut:by gentlenianly expression of kindness to-
Wards each other t . ,
.- 3 ' , lhit the stngesti evidence f ycur friendly indulgence to yard the Speake was,wheii'dit
feretices of op iiion had to be .. •ttled, growing
out of our nil and disputed points of order.
tu these cases when one party 'or the Other
had always it gfve way, i'iya. -done with be
coming subm a•ion, and Ailtllo t a murmur or
threat of arra ping the Spina .er ;under - the
Sentipizing pr Jcess Of written appeals.' This
Complacency n yoUr part ma' have resulted
More from' yo it .contidenc in be Candor and
iinpaitial bite ition'.'of the Speaker, than per
haps in the et rtectness of his decisions..
Be this as it malt, the s anion has progress
ed. with. commend:ible and unusual harmony,
fmj tidic e or ailij- unhappy ditfei•enees lingering
in, our minds to mar our }feelings when far re,
Moved from eIA other. In a few more hours
• 3:1: . All li be scr ttere;l to eyey pint of the
min Li-ling ‘yith those to whom we are re
sponsible`for '4ur conductnerd; -and in 'thus
Meeting - our cionstituencv, it is , to be hoped we
limy :ill receiie at their 1 inds;ai a reward of
Mei.' . the ,ctri aural einituniinif of " Well done
shou . an, fatihful se:Tann'? •- - - --- -., . ,
I' n w sur er ri der the hikh
yell b ve 'so •nertitisly cOnfertedto nic—un
iMpa red, I tr , st, in dig ity orusefulness, and
take my final leaveund .1- the Melancholy re
flection that .i is nut wi, hin,the scope of hu-
Man . prohabili 'y that we shall ever. all .theet
wain. • - I -.' " I
yid yOu'an affectionate farewell,
iii i slies.for your ',individual
wellfare, and your safe 'arrival_
and 'finnilies: •
fo youi home
theu,proceeded to the election
when BvtioN D. Hiatus of
ywa cleared. Mr. Kunkel of
:lox Resolution whick - , was
lat thanks the "Senate
f ' - Speaker',
4red the '.fot
be tendered t
the. lion. MA:cwitt.M'CAsu!i
or the: iinpartiak dignified'and
net' in sshichhe has discharged
aker, during the -present scs-
the dutj• ofS
1 'The ;usual
rinratory to fin
fered, the foil.
.ommittees, were appointed pre
d adjournment., . MB. lliarr of
wing; keso t►ti+bi • which. ,was
hat the tliank,4 of the.liouseb
Jion '' E. B. Cu.tas, fiir- the ahil••
ialitY, with :which he has dis- .
auous ii,tioof presiding' over
na, and (4 the•cottriesyl and tir
as distingti'§hed'his oe N ititient
d that speciful regards at-.
tr separati n. • I' . '' : • -
It SE then 'delivered
.the followin e ,
- • ' • • '"'
nd a 4 'its cicie';;declared the
ted sine clie.,;:r.
.:-:. : - -• , . „•
hers of tite \ kouse'of Rep l ier sent-
o I tobk this Chaii• ' more thn
1- • i ' - - •
fr o , few indp'ed can
vith:i-liieli' I 'approached *the'
. s duties: ; The inn'neriserespon
' 1 fOund' at onecv r pr . e . ing upon
[lt no dcliCate trusts confided
net judgthent. as YOlii presiding
d me down, and -I scarce found .
. nvey tc,,.you utytlecent thanks;
conferred upon me:3l2,- liords
feeble4--thOy ernanated froin a
choked with.. contending etna
tendered to th
ity. and impar
tO l wards us, an.
tend him in o
Speaker CH I!
• liouse 'adjourn
-Rello i ro meetl
four mc'ntbs a
discharkre of i
tie; the; diffict
to my pcare a
hinguage to cf
for tho honor.
Were fewand .
".3iost of yot weretny seniors in years, mid
cArisequently n jtidgment and e.xperienee.-:—.
You were her as the Representatives of a con-,
fiding constitt ene l y,'yested with high powers;
and entrusted with momentous interests and
re.snsibilitie You came bearink the insig
nia of Sovereinty, not"-delegated Iby a solo
monarch's wi 1 ; but by the will 'of tnany mon
arc' hs in their, trite being,.' As their ministers
yQu came, and as their f ithful 'ond obedient
mmiitem yOulare now A tit' to' resign' your
trusts to the lands that ave it, and to a judg
tnpnt. fully competent to pass upon your. de
'ennsylvania, in. the 'dent' of her tdiritory;
Ater 'populatio, the ma c " ifude of her interests,
thr lexit l, if her Utica relations, the
. exi fierce, the weitlth'of her cit.'.
izell if lie soil and'inineral de-
ug the tts-ual
!,Asait • Oil the
and left the
W come when
i lsidi ng officer
hands the re
Vmerit', might consti
a hation far more
,era may b e found .ei
into the ; r ganlzationr
government on earth,
e rich aid indepetid
' To coustitrt
ted the late dispensing power of such I • ru
rnonweitlth--40 have conftded to your: care
theinteresta l pf such a pOple, may. weft( be
considered an hi:m(4, and ; inay well your'
pride in after life.. And ;41teti - to_ feel, as I
trust you do; while stmidritg on the thre4old
of the last fast departinglinomelit ofyoU
ny r la
bothat a ;noble purpose, =tidy . Integrity
and faithful deteimination have ruled all your
actions; I say - to feel tints, warms with Pleas
ure evetv reioiNseence of thepitst•w ; i thin these
halls. 'With hearts thus free, yonwill return
to• • ••the Inkont of a constituency, whose confi
denceyou have deserved, saying:." take ye
•Avbat is thine, the. vestment' with which ye
clothed us has not ' , been stained with our dis
honor l" • • •
. The colistitnency of such a government a;3
ours, can. never 1.1.1 betrayed by their own-act s
for by so doing, *they would betray then
selveii. :Hence . the safety of a popular gob
ernment,,lience the respOnsibility of its repre
sentatives; and certain I ,:am, that the clay of
betrayal :for A his. Com motiweal tiAs far distant,
never indeed to he reached, till her
shall Lave become what they :now :are not;
and till her ;representatives stud cease to feel
anti act as: those before me have felt:and
The sessioit tOich-we are cloying will leave
an unusual impress upon the legislatiie histo
ry and character of the State.
• QtiestionS of extraordinary magnitude have
ibeen presented for ;legislative arrangement ;
'questions involving the integrity,i'wolitical and
pecuniary interests of every constittient, how
ever humble his position .. 'The tri'ention of the,
'manner which these - have been met, discussed
7altd acted upon, is the highest eulogy .upon;
the unbending integrity of this body, and the
watchful': consideration with which it has
guarded the interests of the CommonWealtb.
_been discharged, the 'scene
is almost ended:.,
• • 'Here- I weuld, gladly stop, but thetime, the
circtimstances, , the ocea.sien, all l forbid. • The
tiptli the unwelcome truth, that" he relations
ifhicii we have mutually , sustained Are i now
being - severed, forces itself upon me, and, roils
tip, the pure: ; currentof pleasant, thoughts.—
We ,separate . to-day, and we' separate forever.
The.cthain is. broken, and though time a little
way in, the future, may gather up . Some of its
parts-and return them here, still it will be
broken.; we all meet not_ again as:now. Is
there One among us who will not, to the last
hour of life,!keep. einbalimA in his,menaOry a
Bost of pleaSant recollections arising from as- .
sociation with his felrow members on this floor?
I venture to say, nqt one. i •l.As th es e associa
tions, then in their . - real !existence, are now.
passing away like a . dissolving View - , is, it• not
the, heart of a man. that lingers around them
with the etribraCe of fondest love,i and that
feels a, throe of anguish as they dissolve and
pass away forever? Methinks away. ;in .the
unborn futtire will live many - hourS for some
()fns, the loneliness of Which:will lie beguiled
by the reniembranees of wha
within this Hall since first *i inet.---remem
brances, which - , amid the solitary hours "of
gray and sinking age, will come - .sailing o 4 er
.the mind, on welcome pinions, - 1 he 'the plan
taSies of Pleasant dreams.
• ,!Of the relations tillich I hay held to you
all, I must Say a fCW Words. Honored by
your more than generous confi ence in piaci-
M e t , me here:, I feel indeed like .partiug • with
old - and tried friends. The ltnd partiality
which. that ,- act manifested I eai
and y c t, th4t was but the begi Ding.. From
that time td the! present morn - nt • you .have.
loaded me With kindness and f var.. In dis
charge of the ardnons, anxious a dperplexing
duties of the chair, dittrusting my own jUdg
merit and lacking experience e [
very - day has
given me seine new proof of rourregard, and
placed me tinder soine.. new
' obligation. For
all . these shall I return you my thankS,• the
, - 1 •
pith:Ude of a grateful. heart? I Thanks and
gratitude ateintleed but . feeble words,---they
...Jaren. suffice... I . I
, . •.., - • . I
claim no exemption from human frailties,.
and standing before • you,;and • taking a final
le A ve of - this position, and probably oflegisla
tiVe life, one reflection gives - me' comfort.. ,I
have tried to diScharge my duties with an
honest and impartial piirpose—first to my
•COmmonwealth, And then to yourselves.; and
I thank Goa, that.t ean•laY. my hand on my
helrtand say, that I partwith every Member. r
irt this Halli with none • other feelings' than
those of the Warmest attichnient of friendship.
Not a resentment lies buried there,. and I am
happy . jii .believing that none exists tewards
me. \ PaissiOn.may occasionally haVe been'ex
cited,- and patience exhausted amid:high de
bate, wherelelashing interests struggled,. but
never have they reached
.the tied manly and
Social relatiOnShip. '„ i • ~ , . •• :
To the officers of the house asSoCiatediwith_
me, and especially ; to.hiui Whom your tinani 7 •
mous suffrages'placed.nearest me, rn, the dis-•
charge of duty, your chief derk,loweti debt'
of acknowledgement: • In the reliance.which
the Chair must necessari y repose upon him
I have 'not relied upon a broken . reed.,, Well
does he deserve a manly tribute aittiy. hands.
• dentleineti,•l Iless you
. .all! .1.11 - e for
your country„ maintain Iter•lfonOr,.and; when
yen shall again mingle with- your
enti,"there to cultivate with_ tbeni . the .quiet
virtues . which. exal•our nation, and honor her
peephi,-may you ).)ei greeted with, that:Wel;
come confidenee . ever. extended to those "in
whom they hat•ci trusted and "never been con,:
founded. - I L . . : • , .. . •• . • •
SEC. 37. That-there shallobechosen in the
i• ' -
manlier hereinafter directed, an officer for each,
county, to bd celled the county 'superintendent.
It shall be his duty to visit as often as practice
ble the several schools of hiscounty, and to note
. the course and method of instruction and branch.
es taught, and to give such: directions in the art
of teaching and the - method thereof in each school, as - to,him, together with the 'directors or
controllers, shall. be deemed expedient — and nec
essary ;so that each school' shall be eqiial to the
•grade for which it was established, and that
there may be,!as far is practicable, unifOrmity:in
the course of studiee in Schools of the several
grades respectfully. , 1
SEC. 38. 'lt shall lie the day of each: county
superintendent tci see that in every . district tt;re,
shall be taught orthography; readine,' writing,
'English orninar,geotraphyrind arithtintic ; as
well as suehlother branches as the - board of dir.
ectOrs, or controllers; may require. In lease, the
board of directors, or controllers shall fail to pro.
vide competent • teachers to , teach the several
branches above specified, it shalt be the duty.of
the, county superintendent to notify the board of
directorsor Controllers hi writing of their nie„ff
leet, and in case . priivision is not made forthwith'
forleachingltbe brariclui Aforesaid, in report
such feels to! the SuPerintendeqt
schools, whose dray It shall be to withhold 'any
warrant for the:quota of such district of the aa.
nual State appropriation, until the countyauper.
intendent shell notify.him thatconipet t tnt teach.,
era, ofthd hranches aforesaid have been mployed•
And in case of neglectOr refusal 'of the 'Award of
directors or controllers to employ. such .compe
tent teachers as aforesaid, for olio'' Month after
notification for the county superintendent that'
such teacheri;lave been provided: ,such distriet
shall forfeit ! absolutely its' whole quota of the
Stile:appropriation for that year , '
~ SEC. 39. the school directors, ot the sev.
'oral counties of the commonwealth ,
_~ till meet
in conventional the;sesit Of justice of 'the' limper
rho first Itfonday Jiinetext and on
county, on „ ,
the fi rs t Afenday of Nay, in each thirdlear there:
'after, and select tiro! toce by a.:.majority of the
whole. number ofdkeettirsfresent, one persons,
of - literary Ind ; aetptitifie - ~ acquiren)ents and;
of skill i and ,nx:porience ,the art of teachinr,-
as county superintendent, for, the thre suceeo4.„,
In? school' years ;'and the wheel directors or wa.
jority of them in such convention „, 1 shall deter,.
mine the amountlof compensation :for the 'coml.
ty. superintendent, Which said compensation shall
be paid by the SuperintendentA of CoMmoik.
schools, by liii`warrant drawn, upon theist t o
Treasurer,in half yearly instalments if.desired,
and shall e Ideductsd from the sinOunt Of th e
State apProWation, toibe paid tn the sevend
districts in said county. I 1 I
SEC. 40. Thatit shall be the dnty of thelmei.'
ident and, seiretar7 of the triennial convention o f
directors, to certify to the Superintendent of
Common Schools,"the name and post office ad.
dress of the perioe el6eted county superim ea .
dent in Ilursuance of the provisions, of this act,
and those of all • thq other - candidates who re..
ceived votes, together with the amount of eoma
pensation fixed - upon by said convention. ;Upon
,the ,receipt of Such certificate, if no valid Oise:
Lion, be made, the Superintendent of Cermet,
schools shall commission the perion so elected
for the termf three yeas;.but it objection / 4.
made, within thirty dayso the,' issuing 1 of such
, Superintendent of
schools may:require such evidence, under oath or
'affirmation, .6 regard to the , electiOn or qualifi.
cations of the person elected county superinten.
dent, as he shall deem necessary, mad shall then
issue his,commission, to the perion, properly
qualifiedi - who shall have 'received . the highest'
number of votes. . .L' ' -
SEC. 41. 'That'll shall be the Anti of theicoun
ty superintendent to examine all the candidatei
for the profession of teacher, in the presence of
the board of directors or aentrollere, should they
'desire to be present:- to whom :they .shall first ap..,
ply in his county, and to give each person found
qualified a certificate, setting -forth the branches
of learning he or she is capable of teaching; and
such examination and certificate shall be renewed
as often as such teacher shall be eniloyed°
in teaching any branch or lefirning other than '
those enumerated in his or her certificate; ind no
teacher shall be •employed in any wheel to
teach other branches than those set, forth
certificate of said teacher: Provided, That the
county superintendent may annul any such
tificate given by him on his predecessor in Office,'
when ho shalt think prper, giving et least ten
days precious notice thereof, in writingito the
teacher holding it, and to the directors and con
trotters of the district in which he or she may be
employed. " .
SEC. 42. That the county superintendents
shall annually, on-or before , the first Monday in
June,' forward to the. Superintendent of Common,
Schools, the reports of this several schooldietricts
of their respective counties,and shall also them. `
selves make an extended report of the condition
of the schools under their charge, suggesting .
such improvements in the,school system as they
may deem useful, and giving such other informs,
tion in regard to-the practical operation of com .
mon schools, and the laws relating thereto, as
may be deemed of public interest.. -!
SEC. 43. That until after the election of a cons
ty superintendent, provided for- in - this 'act, it
shall be the duty of the Superintendent of Com.
mon Schools, by publication at lead three sue.,
cessive weeks, in two newspapers for, each 'coun.
ty,.if so many there be, hut if none' j are pablisti.
ed in such county, then by printed ,notices sent
by mail to the secretary of each- beard Of cdiree-- -
-tors.of each school district in such county,'of the
time-and-place for holding the triennia/ conven
tion of directors; who shall then rind there-as
semble, and select a presiding officer from One of
their number, and the directors then Presentshall
proceed to the election of a county, superinten-
dent in the manner liereinbefore providek The
notice that shall thereafter be given of the' as-;
sembling of the aforesaid triennial convention,'
shall be by the county superintendent, In the
manner above Provided; . All expenses of, giNint.
notices,' directed' by this -; section , shall be paid
out of the same funds as the salary of the county
SEC. 44. That all vacancies-in the office of'
county superintendent, Nall be fined "by the.ap.
pointmentof the . Superintendent ..;' of Common
Schools,until.the next triennial convention of
directors; when any existing, vacancy shall 'be
filled by election in the • usual manner, for the
full term of three -years.
• Ttrie` Liquor QuOition. -
The. Committee of Conference to whom the
Prohibitory Liquor Bills of - ,tho .Senate .and .
House of '.'Representatives .werd: referred, re
.the following. till as a sUbstittite,l,which
has passed,both branches of ':.the •
and only needs the Governor's ',signature to
It proposes in> plan etprohi
bkion,.but simply provides for. taking .1 . vote
of the people at the next . October 'election,,on
the abstract question' f a Prohibitory ILaw
as a guide for the action of the next
" W HERE As, In a - free Commonwealth, 'all
-laws to be efficient should have the ;approba
tion and sanction of the people,„„And no law
be passed repugnant to their, wishes, and none
constitutional be withheld which" a majority ef
them may - desire., : '-i• ' 1 1
And uth,ercas, It is impossible to obtain, a
certain indication of, popular sentiment in re
lation to a prohibitory liquor law, bYpefitions
and remonstrances:. therefore; ', .
Sec."l. Be it enacted by . the, Senate and
house of -- -RepresentitiVes of the 'Conimon
stealth of renns3,-lvania, in General-4.ssembly
met,:lindit..i. hereby enacted bY the aiitliOri
ty of the same That the qualified voters of
this Commonwealth are hereby- authoriZe(4 at
the place for holding the elections in their
respective wards, boroughs and townships, on
the second -Tuesday of OctOber next to vote
;fOr and Against a law which Wall entirely pro
li4ibit; by 'proper And constitutional regula
tions and penalties, the
,manufactures and sale
g i r intoxicating liquors, except ,for.-' medicinal,sacramental, mechanical and artittieAl purpo
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Bqc. 2. That the, officers autherizedhy law
to hold : elections in each ward, borough and
tqwnship Of this gommonwealth;- are hereby
directed And requi\red, at-the places fixed ;by
law in the several districts for the holding of
-the.general elections in saidAlStricts, on' the
,second Tuesday in October'next; when they
shall be organized as an - cleetiOn beard; to re- .
4ive from each qualified -voter; of the said
_written Or printed on the out
•sl(slei -" prphibi tory liquor' law;" and the tick-
A in favor of the Proposed law shall 'contain
in the inside the words, for , i; prOhibitory
14W," and those oPPoied to the proposed law,
stain; contain in the inside the words," ,against
o f •prohibitory law';" which. Votes_ shall be
counted and returned to ; We court tense of
-the county or, ilyin whiellthe said' election
shall be held, ; on the folloWingWday,lby the
ictUrnindges, who shall east }up ; Mut ‘cettify all
the rotes polled in Said onntrOi city,' to the
office of the Secretary f Ole Ailninouirealti
`at Harrisburg, directed' rid transmitted in the
same manner as the ' otea for Governor are
required to, be directed and
the said Secretary Shall;:on.the' third FridaY
of January next ensuing, communicate the ?aid
returns to The Legislature,' to be
; , ; (;*Mied and
counted in the - same Manner, as, the,v4stes for.
GoVernOr fire opened ;and counted; ;and con
sidered'iS the prayer of the Votira ofthie Com
mqnWealth 'relative. to te 'prol4bit,obi ;liquor
law. ;.; ',- \', ' 1
Sec.-3. That all election,laiia . Of the State
t 6 hour - of (ruin and- closing
prescribing - , . g •
the- polls, the' reception o , i'cites the punk,
inept for Illegal voting; the ;defraying the et
penses of publication and -holding the general,
eleetioup, and-return orthe Came,. and all oth
er matters ineident theieto;lui and the sees
ar'ndeelired applicable to the. election above
.A l ,46tized. : - ''L- ''' . - -
:geil,: ; 4. That it shall lini the duty of - the
sheriffs of. .this soifiiar eihunties - ofgo . cm'
nioocOlt ll ;.4):lneett a 'O6O or this act In.
the Proclatnqti4 for the general' eldctiens to
be held lisi",th i" 'second Tuesdayof Oetobet
„ o .
next:''. - , ''' - , ' -r'
41W'' '`i*itto iitid to W - ono hundred *.
ditunsln N W tOrk AoirigU. good businoil
'f't . co l ‘7,o l sin with 'the spifite of the 'great
,departed. ' Adrnieeiou, 25 ..eiki,ti„. ,. ' ;