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It fierce imprecation, followed by. a blow,
.replied :to the despainng felon. A constable,
ottrlcied by the increasing uproar, soon ar,-
siva ; the thick coat collar was ripped, and
in it was found a considerable sum in hxo
ter notes, the ruby ring, and other valuahles
well known to have belonged to Mr..Brilibi
slow. Berrywis quickly lodged in j;iil. A
true bill was returned - the next, day by . the
grand jury before noon, awl by the time the
clock struck four the murderer was, on his
own, confession, convicted of the f S ul crime of
which an innocent man had been, not many
hours before,found guilty.
Edward Drysdale was, I need hardly say,
liberated by' the king's pardon—pardon for
an uncommitted offend: ; and be and his
trno-hearted, wife, the heiress of her' , uncle,
areitill living, I believe. in competence, con
j 3 outrose ptmotrat.
raft LARGESTCIRCULATION IN NORTHERN PENN'A
J. B. IiteCOLTATM,'
A. J. GEIIRMON,
Montrose, Thursidaythen'y 1 1857.
and rAll Commnnicationi, Advertisements,
otiees of anv kind, must.to receive an in
sertion,. be handed in on Wednesdays by 8
o'clock A. M.
pir.Blant: Deeds, Leases, Contracts, Bonds
Mortgages, &c., constantly on hand at this office
We also give notice that we will - fill 'tiny- of the
above, instruments at charges so moderate as to
prove a saiing,.to those having that kind:of busi
ness td be done. •
The Democratic State Conventioa
The, Democratic State Convention; for the
purpose of placing in nomination candidates
fOr Governor; Canal Cotnmissioner, and
Judgeof the Sepreme Court, to be Voted for
in October nextovill be held HARRIS
BURG, on MONDAY, the second day of
March, 1857, at 11 o'clock, A. M.
Chairman of State Central Committee.
iarNothing of irnporianee is transpiring
in eon o. _ , Yress. Law-givers like other people
dislike `to work about• holidays.
jar On fourth pageoxill be found two
columns of reading twitter.
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a raluAle-traielling companion and in this
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od by J Patrick at, Philadelphia, fur $2,00 a
year. It p_re:Sents each week corn . ic and des
criptive pictorial illustrations, and is a . pleas
ant companion fur the lung v.inter 'evenings.
Will the publisher continue to favor us with
an exchange _
Scbooi Beagle Burned.
The school house near N. 0. rassmore's
in Bait Bridgewater was burned to the
ground, on Sunday night Dec. 21st. This is
.the third time that the school house in that
&staid has been destroyed by fire. A few
Years ago it leas set on fire by some person
unknown, but the flames were , discovered and
extinguished before ant• serious damage. :was
'done to the building,
A NEW JUDOR FOR KANSAS.—The 'Pres.
ident has removed the Chiar Justice of the
Territory of Kansas, Judge Lecompte, and
appointed James 0. Harrison of Kentucky in
his place. Mr. Spencer has also been nomi
nated es Marshal! i of Kansas, vice Donrdson,
and Thomas Cunningham of Pennsylvania,
Associate Justice of the . Supreme Court, in
place of Bnrrill, deceased.
Tn NEW Tour NEvhs, is an able, bold
and, reliable democratic paper and is) •
nentliestablished. It com Mandi the ability
and the'tneans to compete successfully with
any of the metropolitan journals and for gen
era! news, corresignulepce it is second
to none in New York; 'We advise our dem
ocratic friends who to subscribe for a
New York paper to: the News. Terms,
single copy f 1,56 - per atinum or ten copies
for 140,00. Address. Mclntire ik • Parsons,
102 Nassau at. New York.
tar Ilie - Northeni agitator displays great
industry-and tact in collecting fur publica;
tion all the extraragant and foolish speeches
and paragraphs of the Southern ".fire eater,"
pronouncing, them fair specimens.of Southern
- public opinion. His dwign is to. make is
bate tlieloiith and willing to engage in 'a
,war against her domestic institutions. He is '
careful to keel, out of sight the opinion's of
• leadirig Southern Statesmen and to thrust in
their placithe absurd propositions of some
Tenting fanatic—some ;.ambitions aspirant
w hi m* , teal in behalf of error aught ,te .
s .. i p t aapart.tc a lunatic,. asylum. This
toliticiatrinseturn,atixious to prove his .fidel
kilo tile institutions of the section in 'which
lie resides, and,-to convince' the slareluilder,
th a t thaatiok . sbiorth is arrayed against him,
s apies 104-4inentates the almitilities,of the
abelrtionittolle-getniin9 - !ample° 4 , P41 lie
opinion in thefires_ Stites. Thus
anischkifmaking criadcaas alienate one- sec ! ,
tson fraar the ifitbetand etpeutege pujialicei
that may yak? relloo iioteat , and dangerous
tollisiutis of the,Statcs; trust- that the
common sense of the people will discounte
nance the incendiary efforts of these extrem-
ists and compel them to abandon a practice
so unfair and unpatriotic and so plainly op
posed to - the peace and security of the repub
The Political Future.
As " Eternal vigilance is the price of Lib
erty" the American citizen•should make him
self familiar with the nature and design
of his government and labor to preserve it in
its original purity. The patriots who in the
late Presidential contest successfully resisted
theassaultspf sectionalism, must not throw
down -their weapons and retire from the field.
While the democratic party has;won a victo
ry of which it has reason to be proud it must
by vigilance fortify its triumph, and prepare
for other Struggles and other conquests. The
enemies of constitutional liberty are active
and persevering and will. snare np effort to
keep alive unjust prejudices. Their revolu
tionary action during the last session of Con
gress illustrates the reckless and treasonable
spirit by which they are animated. Their re
cent attempt to prevent Mr. Whitfield (the
legally chosen 'delegate from Kansas) to take
his seat in the House of Representatives, shows
that though defeated they are not dismayed.
Their bitter and malignant attacks upon the
- President because be faithfully discharged
his.duty,and published to the world the nat
ural and fearful tendCncies of sectional organ
itations, prove that they meditate the contin
uance of that agitation which has already se
riously disturbed the repose of
. the country
and threatened civil war. Although the Amer
ican people have spoken through their ballot
box in favor of self gove rnment and religious
freedoin, a combination of proscriptioniats
and agitators led on by disappointed and des
perate office hunters is in the field and thirst
ing for power. To expose and combat its
heresies and to make fruitless its efforts to
create dissensions is the duty and should be
the pride or the democratic party. While the
election of Mr. Wrthanan is a triumphant vin
dication by the people of the doctrine of
State equality, it is incorrect to suppose that
;that doctrine will meet with no onposition
hereafter. Whenever it is proposed to organ
ize territorial governments on the popular
sovereignty idea, a gang of anti-slavery fa
natics, will be found to condemn and misrep
resent the principle, for the purpose of render
ing it unpopular.
Every attempt of these men to prevent the
application of ajust and constitutional dot:-
trine in the organization of the territories
should be boldly met and defeated, so tha
each effort they make shall weaken, instead
of strengthening them. All that the honest,
fair-minded citizen desires, is that popular
sovereignty be permitted-to shape the domes
tic institutions of the territories, without in
terference from any quarter. Let Mr. Bu
chanan see that the orianic law of Kansas
is respected—that the bona fide settlers of that
territory - enjoy unmolested the right of self
government, and what reasonable man will
longer deny the correctness of the non-inter
vention_ principle embodied in the Kansas
Nebraska act Y Owing to the unlawful inter
ference of Massachusetts and Missouri in the
affairs of that territory, many have been in
duced to condemn popular sovereignty, with
out reflecting that the denial of its fair exer
cise occasioned all the difficulties there.—
Should Kansas ask to be admitted into the
Union with a constitution excluding slavery,
the predictions of the so-called republican
party would be falsified, and its chances of
success materially diminished.
That Mr. Buchanan will enforce the or
ganic law and protect the inhabitants of
Kansas in the exercise-Of their rights_ at the
ballot ; box, and as a consequence of such pro
tection that Kansas kill be a free State we
have not the least donbt. The democratic
party having vanquished sectionalism and be
ing reiponsible fur the manner in which the
government is administered the ensuing four
years, is commanded by policy as well ashy its
sense of justice to see that the mien of Kansas
enjoy the rights promised them in the terri
torial act. if it neglects to do this it will
be justly overwhelmed in the next Pre.siden
fiat contest. Let it be just and true to its
past history and its future will be glorious
and successful. With reference to the
prejudices existing in many localities against
Catholics and foreign born citizens the duty
of our party is plain and unmistakeable. It
should pay no regard to that Prejudice, either
in its legislation, or its distribution of pat
ronage. Let it legislate in conformity to the
liberal spirit of the fundamental - law of the
land ; let it select, good men to perform the
business of the government, regardless of the
place of their birth, or the religion they pro
fess. " It must not respect the clamor of the
opposition, but guided by a jitstiand patriotic
purpose, fearlessly live up to its liberal pro
THE SOURCES OF THE MISSISSIPPI
Lift a bucket of water from the Mississippi
River at New Orleans, and ask : yourself the
question,' from whence it cams'!' and the
answer may be,—ltom the Sandy Deserts of
New Mexico, from the pine hills of Carolina,
from the rolling prairies of Nebtaska, or the
cotton fields of Georgia; from the "British
possessions north of the 49th degree of lati
tude, separated, by a thin ridge of covered
rocks, from the streams that flow into the
Arctic Ocean, or from the bowers of orange
and magnolia that perfume the Cane fields of
Louisiana; from the frozen lakes that gem
the bosoms of Minnesota and Wisconsin, or
from the Sunny fountains that gush up from
the flowery plains of. Alabama and Tennessee,
or from thelake-bound peninsuli of Michigan;
ftom theltillsides of waving grain in Penn
sylvania and New York; or from the tobacco
fields of Virginia and Maryland.
It may be a part of those mighty volumes
alit roll their never tiring wires through ,
lowa or - Nebraska, through Illinios, Indiana,
and Ohio,ihrough — Kentucky and Arkatusas
Mississippi and Texas. It is a part of the
lholieand little rills that come hennaing their
14' Itcoi that Ikea tang. ,vliere!lt *rise the
CoftinA,ia a CoTorado of the seat t ix,. of
those from whence the DeTairare anti gusque
hanna hasten away to.rneet the rising sun.—
In the Tura of the Alleghany it hu- saluted
springs of the Ronoake and Saluda, and far
beyond the Black llills it, has locked arms
with the mighty SaskataWan, as he hurried
on his cheerless journey to Iludson's Bay.
The springs of the Conewa listen to the roar
of Niagara, and the fountains' of the Mattel
overlook the craters of the extinct volcanoes''
of Utah.. It has.fertilized a country greater
than the empire of Alexander, and has ear-'
ried a richer commerce than all the rivet s
tributary to Imperial Rome. . •
Sketches of some of the Lead's)
Democrats of the Campaign.
Such is the title of a series of articles whic
are to appear in that high toned and abl
Democratic paper, The Republican Journal xt
Belfast, Me. The first number is n retnarka
bly well written sketch in reference to th
eminent services of the lion. Daniel S. Dickin
son, and no one, we are certain, will read i/
without entertaining increased respect for tha '
eminent, sincere and reliable" Dentocrat, f -al
has evor stood fearlessly forth in defense o i
true national principles, when too many bay
paused or loitered by tle way.. The editor o
the Journal, says :
We have thought, since the
of our late campaign, that such brief sketche4
of sorne of its leading champions as space and
material at hand will allow us to' give wi I
not be uninteresting. The contest just chxe
has called out a power of argument on th
part of the Democratic orators, alike honorai
ble to their party and to the country.
LION. DANIEL S.. DICKINSON,
' OF BINGHAMTON, N. T.
The prominent part taken by the Iron. D
S. Dickinson in the late contest, and in .mor4
remote political conflicts, and especially hi
sagacity in enunciating and efficiency in . es
tablishing the doctrine of Congressional 'tont
interference with slavery . the. - Territories',
now become the settled doctrine of the Dem
()untie party, place him in the front ranks o
American statesmen. The victory of '56 i.
riot: the•resul t of one campaign, but of several
The conflict betireen Unionism and Section
alism did not commence this ycar or the last;
but in 1840. If Sectionalism had Water.]
100 in '56, it had its Marengo and its Borodi]
no in 1848 and '54. The struggles of Seel
tionalism in its various forms and localitie
since '46 hare been but so. many Leipsics and
Jonas preparatory to the Waterloo of '56.--
The Wilinots,.the Kings, the Giddings'; the,
Sowards, the Wentworth% and the lla - rulinsi
ever since '46 have been drilling their forces lg.
their kespective States, 'Row ordering the ad.'
vance, nofirounding s r'etrent, as would besg
suit theirptirposes, that they might win the
final gre,stirattle. The battle was not lost
for want •ortrict or skill or effort on their part *
nor was the.victOry gained primarily on ac t
count of the immediate superior generalshiii
or extraordinary, exertions of the victors. They
foundations of the Union victory of :56 we
laid broad and deep by the National men o
'17,'48, and '5O.
Rut for their far seeing statesmanship an a
self-sacrificing patriotism; the triumph of see,
tionalismin 185 G would have been cer:ai
and overwhelming. Even with the aid o
these, the Union has narrowly escaped
. Prominent and foremost of the national men
of the North to whom the country is so large
IV indebted, stands the sulject of this article.
Ile is entitled to the high honor as a Senatoij
of New York in 1847, of having initiated thel
policy which triumphed nt:the late electionl
In anticipation of the acquisition of territory
from Mexico, on account of the Mexican war s
the famous.Wilrnot Proviso passed the House
of Representatives at tlie bed of thus es6ion in k
1846; As an antidote for the proviso, Mr.!
Dickinson introduced the following fesolvesi
into the Senate, Dec. 14,, 1847 :
Resolved, That true policy requires thel
Goverement of the United States to stregt hen 1
its political 'and commercial relations . upon!
this continent by the annexation of such con-1
trguous territory as - may conduce fo that end,;
and can be justly obtained •, and that neither!
in such Acquisition not in, the territorial or-1
ganization thereof, cuu any conditions be con-i
stitutionally imposed, or institutions be Ipro
vided for or established,,inconsistent with thell
right of the people thereto, to form a' free,
s , vereign State, with the powers and privileges
of the original members of the. Confederacy.
Resolved,. That, in organizing a Territorial! .
Government for territory belonging to the
United States, the principles ofself government I
upon which our federative system rests will be I t
best promoted, the trne spirit and meaning ofi 1
the Constitution be observed, and the confed-,
eracy strengthened by leaving all questions'',
concerning the domestic policy therein to thg,
Legislatures chosen by the people thereof.
In a speech of great power, delivered in th
Senate, January 15, 1848, he demonstratedi 1
the correctness of the principle of these re.!
solves. From tins, the first and greatestil
speech made during the slavery controversy )
in favor of Con.f , ressiOnal non-intervention
with slavery in the Territories, we make the!.
following extracts: .II
"The 'Republican' theory teaches that sov- i .
ereignty resides with the people of a State,'
and not with its political organization ; and!,
the Declaration of Independedce recognizes!'
the right of the people to alter or abolish and
reconstruct their government. If sovereignty
resides with the people and not - with the or-1,
ganization, it resta.as well with the people ofil
a Territory, in all that concerns their internal'
condition, as with the people of an organized
State. And if it is the right of the people, byl
virtue of their innate sovereignty to '.alter orl,
abolish,' and reconstruct their government, it!
is the right of the inhabitants of Territories,l
by virtue of the same attribute, in all that]
appertains to their domestic concerns, to fash
ion one suited to their condition. A—l if, in!'
this respect, a form of government is proposedl
to them by the . Federal Government, an&
adopted or acquiesced in by them, they may
afterward alter or abolish it at pleasure. Al
though the government of a Tertory has not
the same sovereign power as the govern4ent,
of a State in its political relations, the peirplej
'of a Territory have, in all that appertains t.'
their internalcondition, the same sovereign
rights as the people of a State.
" That system of government—whethei
emporarr or permanent, whether applied to
States, Provinces or Territories—is radicallti,
wrong, and has within itself all the element!!
of monarchial oppression, which permits thd
representatives of one community to legislati
for the domestic regulatiori of another to
which they Are not responsible ; which praci
tically allows New York and Maisachusettsl
and other Atlantic States, to give local laws
to the people of Oregon, Minnesota and Ne ,
braska, to whom and, to whose-interests, wish
es and condition, they are -Strangers."
In this speech, occupying scarcely . mor4
than three pages of-the Congreesional G10b4.-
i t fr. D..uoress.the whole ground, and comi,
pletely exhausts the argument. W e , hay
carefully read many speeches aid.' Anicl
made and written upon this. Subject "sin'
1841, but We have not fodad" itt all of the*
single argument Itot contained ill this:glom .
Unfortunately for the aountry, -thole ~,rvsnii..
did - not rto, and the 4 . lm:stion which shoo!
have been settled in 1847, was postponed to
185 G. The stone which the builders then re
jected was destined to become.the head of the
corner. Gen. Cass subsequently incorporated
the principle'of Mr. Dicinson's resOlves„into
his Nichelson,letter, - and it formed the dia.
tinctivc-fenture of the Coutpromise measures
Nothing daunted b'77tbc defeat of his fa
vorite policy, Mr. Dickinson labored. on thro'
the stornly.session of Cc '
ngress in 1848, in
the fruitless effort to secure some form of gov
ernment fur the people of our newly acquired
Territory. Arid when all hopes in this direc
tion were lost, reviewing his conduct at the
close of the session, he said :
"I have carefully reviewed the positions I
have taken, and would not essentially change
them, were the efforts to be repeated; I have
the gratification of believing that when the
storm has blown Over, my course will be ap
proved by all honest men."
This gratification he was
.destined to ex
perience at the very next session of Congress,
when the contending forces returned to the
conflict with feelings embittered by the strife
of a Presidential election. The free Soilers
tt New York, who defeated Gen. Cass, villifi
ed Mr. Dickinson in no measured terms.—
Their hostility, however but confirmed his
convictions and stimulated him to greater-ef
fort. He returned to the Senate in Decem
ber 1859, resolved more firmly than -ever to
secure the triumph of his favorite policy of
popular sovereignty in the Territories. A
twelve month's discussion of this doctride had
niscdo a deep impression upon the minds of
public men, and also upon the popular , mind.
\Vlmat was treated as• visionary in the summer
of 1848, Game to be regarded as the only prac
tical mode of escape from civil war in March,
1850. The Union men, regardless of past
differences, united for the sake of the Union.
Dickinson and Clay, and Cass and Webster
and Cobb and Bright and Douglas labored
shoulder to shoulder for the accomplishment
of the same end. The result was the applica
tion of the principle of Mr. I►ickinsbn's re
solves to the Territories of Utah and New
Mexico—the triumph of popular sovereignty.
Seldom has a statesman displayed greater-Sa
gacity in proposing, or more successful effort
in applying a more impoe tont principle of leg
The cause had triumphed, but its champion
was destined to a temporary martyrdom. In
scieving a national triumph Alr. Dickinson
had brought upOn hints - elf defeat at Louie:—
The vengeance of Free S could only be
appeased by defeating his riT- - electio' it to the
United States Senate. All this he knew be
forehand, but . he preferred the good of his
country to personal aggrandizement- llow
unlike the thousands of Free Soilers who with
like convictions of duty chose the latter alter
The prominent position of Mr. Dickinson
in the United States Senate—the acceptance
ofhis views upon the relations of. COngrcss.
with our Territories by the country—the clear
ness of his exposition as to the limits granted
to and the - powers withheld from. Congress,
by a just, construction of the Constitution,
and his integrity as a man, attached to him
many prominent politicians of the country,
who becatne delegates iu the National Con
vention of - 18Z2. In The private and person
al consultationa.of members, when it became
apparent that neither of the three
candidates could be nominated, no name was
mentioned oftener than his: And on the
thirty-fourth ballot his name was unanimous
ly presented by Virginia. Probably. no, new
man could have been brought up, whose aus
pices would haVe been better. But Mr.Dick
inson.via: not to be lured from his fealty to
Gen. Cass, even by the prospect of obtaining
the prize for himself. We quote from our
own .report of the proceedins, What follr
" Virginia, which had stood by Mr.
Buchanan from the first,-gave her thirty
fourth ballot, fifteen votes, for the Hon. Dan
iel S. Dickinson of New York.. A profound
sensation' was caused by this - change. Mr.
Dlckinson rose and as soon as recocruized,the
d tepest silence ens ue3. lie said he had come
a delegate from New York; pledged to that
distinguished statesman and patriot, Lewis.
C'ass. His-nomination be was bound by eve
.ry consideration of fidelity, hortor and friend
ship, to support, [llere there was a tremen
dous cheering and a shower of boquets from
the ladies' gallery, which the speaker grace-,
fully acknowledged.] He was penetrated to his
heart of hearts with gratitude to Virginia, the
Mother of Presidents, for the compliment she
had paid him. Also he was proud of the
touching tribute a gentleman from another
State had paid him, (referring to the votes of
a Florida delegate)in casting the thirty-fourth
ballots for him. These acts he would cher
;sit the memory of to the latest hour , 43f
life. Bat fidelity to his friend and duty to
his constituency, whose choice for Mr. Cass
had 'been expressed,.made his course plain.—
lie should adlire to bisiormer rote, trusting
that yet the voice of the Convention would
be in favor of the distinguished chieftain of
the Derrrocracy, whose eminent ability, long
services to the country and unwavering na
tionality seemed .to mark him as the man de
manded by the times, and whose firm hand
upon the helm of the ship of State would as
sure her safety and progress."
The impression made by Mr.. Dickinson's
speech was one not soon to be forgotten.—
One could not but admire that, Roman
ty—that self-denying virtue—which forbade
his gasping in his own hand the honors he
had pledged himself to aid in securing to an
other. After the permptory refusal of Mr.
Dickinson to lie held in tile position - of a can
didate, couched as it was in the elegant lan
guage of gratitude, yet firm as his own high
sense of honor, his friends more than ever re
gretted those obligations which to his mind
were insuperable, and which deprived them
of the privilege of bringing him before
the convention as a candidate of the National
democracy, against whom or whose fitness,
cavil, nor suspicion, nor malice could bring
The Kansas Nebraska bill was but the de
velopment. and application of the principle ..of
Mr. Dickinson's resolves or'47. And as such
he promptly indorsed the legislation of '54,
and it is.mainly to such endorsement, and
his masterly advocady of that measure, that
the Democracy of the Empire State were able
to poll so large a vote at the late election.—
Had other prominent New York _ Democrats
exhibited, at the proper time, like fidelity to
principle, the vote of that State 'would have
been cast for Mr. Buchanan by an overwhelm
ing majority. It is a significant fact that in
sections of the State where Mr. Dickinson's
influence was particularly prominint And con
trolling, the Buchanan electoral ticket receiv
ed foitythousand majority!
It is, indeed, our deliberate conviction that
if the position taken br_lifr. Dickinson in 18-
53 bad been unequivocally indorsed by the
National Demobracy of the country, the
State of New York would to day constitute
-the nohlest'pillar in the pyiamid - of Democrat
is State,. • "
Mr. Dickinson is no tints eerier. On the
contrary, inflexible fidelity to principle is the
controllin element of his character; When
' therefore, in accordance with the policy of
4 Psesment rierm, he was requested to consort
with the Free Boilers of No* York, upon
equal ter* with tried 1 atiottal Dun rats,
of New. York, the r id, and bead of . the- Na-.
tional Dertiocnicy of thrhattlf, - approeld his
decision. When, however, after the Cincin
nati Convention, a portion of the Free-Boil
Democrats of his State formally purged-them
selves of freasoilism io the recognition of the
Cincinnati platform, Mr. Dickinson Cordial
ly greeted them as members of a common po .
litical brotherhood. Althoughpressed by
boats of friends in various sections of the
countrf to consent to haie his name present
ed to the Cincinnati ConVention as a candi
date for the Presidency, he repeated the mag
nanimity be displayed in.'s2, and urged his
friends to support Mr. Buchanan. -
Whatever be the future of Mr. Dickinson,
whether he be destined to spend the remain:
der of his days in public or private life, no
living American Statesman, with like oppor
tunities, has rendered the country greater
services - , or possesses stronger claims upon
the gratitude of the republic.
We should judge Me. Dickinson to be
some fifty.five years old, though his bead.has
those greY hairs that are popularly regarded
as the mark of wisdom. His features have
the fullness and placidity that accompany
.health and a well balanced mental orcaniza
don. As a public tpeaker, whether in the
I grave deliberations of the Senate, or in the
more popular field of American oratory, the
stump, Or before the courts, (he is re . practic
ing lawyer in Binghamton, Broome county
N. Y.,) Mr. D. has a happy command of lan
guage, a . sharply defined logic, wit, repartee,
poetry.atellhaejx:iever of illustration that
comes of education. Like hfr, Webster's, his
speeches abound in. Mu - striations from the
Scriptures, which dignify and adorn, or give
force to what he 'while they do not do
violence to the sacred. character of the 'good
book from which they are drawn. 't Scrin
tare' Dan" ii All appellation which has been
applied to him by those mot • familifr: with '
this habit. We had intended to emits from
some speeches of Mr:.Dickinson made during
the campaign just closed, but must omit them
for want of room. He deroted three entire
months to the service of his party and the
country in the late campaign. and was' on
the gum!. in New York, Pennsylvania; Indi
anan, Ohio and Michigan. At the immense
Democratic mass meeting at Tippecanoe he
was the leading speaker, and we doubt , not
his noble effort did much to secure the glori
• us result in ludianna
The Atlantic Telegraph.
The possibility of a sub-marine telegraph
between this country and England seems to
have almost reached the certainty of fact.—
'Minute observations and careful experiments
have made it evident that beneath the stormy
surface of the Atlantic, and between the rocky
ledges that skirt our shores and extend far
seaward, there are immense stretches of plain
along which the mewl conductor can be ex
tended with perfect safety. As this seems
ever to have been the great impediment of
consummating this immense scheme, and as
there is now no doubt 'on the practicability
of a continuous extension, we may consider
the undertaking in Abe light of an institu
If, then, the two great nations of the world,
commercially speaking, are to be as intimate.
ly united by inter-communication as by rela
tionship, what are we to expect as to their
future conduct 1 Will there be any greater
harmony of feeling and interest than now ex
ists Will England cease her grumbling and
critninations, and be content with the quiet
enjoyment of her self-sufficiency l .Will the
United States cast away the distrust which
has ever marked her conduct toward her
great rival Will the wire which connects
the commercial centers of the two peoples
penetrate deeper, until. it reach the popular
These subjects we will leave till we find
ourselves in a more speculative mood. There
must, of course, be great changes wrought in
the commercial aspects of the two peoples,
which will influence heavily the general atti
tude of affairs. We sea that England has al
ready taken Measures to secure for herself
extensive privileges of communication, and if
our Government joins in the movement, Wash
ington and St. James will be the great tele
graph offices of the' line. There must, of
course, be a Telegraphic . Bureau established.
Operators will be required, and' thus a new
outlet be made for the mechanical genius of
the !arid. Private offices will be Sneered at,
and during the inaugurating of a new admin
istration the people will have to suffer. As
the utmost secrecy will have to be observed in
respect to despatches, and u there will be no
occasion for conversation, it is probable a
dumb. man will be appointed as Chief Opera
tor, with a score of dumb assistants—although
the qualty of deafness may be considered
more desirable. At any Tate this 'new sphere
of usefulness Will be filled with those_ most
deserving of such good fortune. .
What will be the use of diplomatic agents
when the new ere , is inaugurated aside from
the duties of a Consulship, there can be no
necessity for a foreign 'agent. Our Minister,
as it is, does little or nothing. The great
requisite for the appointment is wealth, and
the poor man, however brilliant or deserving
he may be, is shut out froin it. It is only, as
now conducted, the nursery of aristocracy,
and is at any rate but an unmeaning farce—
a relic of the past.
Let the foreign ministership be abolished
and deaf and dumb operators take their place.
The submarine telegraph will then be the
means of doing some positive good, even tho'
it does not completely hanionize the long
existing and seemingly inherent animosities
of the two countries.—N. Y News.
Holloway's Ointment and AUL—Bureaux
of 1.1e141, hospitils and dispensaries, bate
never accomplished half the good that has
been achieved through the agencies for_the
sale of these remedies. Fortunately for the
sick, these agencies pervade all countries.
Every dwelling, however, should he - furnished
with the preparations, for they may be sud
denly and imperitively required at any boar.
If universally .and appropriately used in all
cues demanding medical treatement,, the
average duration of human life wouldhe in
creased,' and the_ amount of human `tot
faring greatly lessened. The effect of the
Ointment on eruption, ulcers, tumors, and all
kinds of external diseases and injuries, is lit.
tie short of supernatural,
jam' The negro worshippers of Canada are
getting dad of the darkies. - A mosethent is
on 'foot among them to secure the pa to of
an let of parliament by which fligicite slam
may be sent back to the Muted iitatas4:
Drawn to serve at January Term, January .
:6141111D JURORS. ' -
ATobteori- 7 Elitihsr-Austin, lluestedlaitop.
Great Bethl—lleiiry McKinney, 13.13.
Harmony—Eli P. Campbell, a K. Nowak
Harford—Richard Richardson. "
Jackson—Asa Dix, Edgar Foster, William
Liberty—Wm. H. Ives,,Levi Vosburg.
New Milford-Peter Moffollum, ICS. Page,-
Jared Tyler, Rufus Washburn°.
Springville—A. A. Root. -
Thomson—Robert Gilott jr..
Auburn—George Haverty, Dame) Seeley.,
Apolacim—Rowland Barton, Harry. Bar
ney, Patrick Newell.
Bridgewater—Myron Paldwin, Daniel .
Stewart, M. S. Tyler,
Brooklyn--Chas. li, ' Palmer, Chancey
Clifford—Jno. Bolton, Ezra Finn.
Dimock—Jas. A. Bunnell; J. W. Tiffany. •
Franktir-J. L Merriman, Buck' Noble.
Forest Lake—Eli Warner. -
Great Bend—Caliin Mrakham
Gibson—S. S. Brundage, km. Brundage, jr.
J. M. Potter, Joel Steenback.
- Harford---Ambetst Carpenter, Joy. More.
Herriek--Shubal Di mock, W. J. Di m mick
Jackson—L D.-Benson, G. E. Brooks, Ort
.rin Barrett. - - •
latinoz--Mark- Hartley, Wm. McDonald.
Middietoonl-Jno. Brildsbaw.' - •
New Milford- 4 EIIVA Aldrich
Rush—Cbandler 8izbyi1=1:14....., Champion,
Jonas Philip •
- Thomion—A. GalkiivityiSbirmito.Will
Auburn--Samuel Carter, Nathan. Grien,
Wm. White, jr. '
Clifford--C. D. Brundage, Wines Bennett,
C. D. Wilson. -
Dimock—Abel Cassedy. •
" Franklin—Andrew Banker, Rufus Fuller,
Levi Summers, F. A. Smith.
Fot est Lake—Thomas Mehati..
Great Bend—Riley Case.
Gibson—Thomas Evers. •
Jackson—Chas. C. Bennett.
Lenox—Humphrey Marcey, J. S. Scott.
LibertY—Richard - Bailey Sam. Whited.
Lathrop—Wm. P. Sweet.
New Milford—Norman Foot, Wrp. C.
Handpick, brace Seymour.
Oakland—E. A. Barton.
Rush—A. B. Lung.•
Springville—Oliver Lathrop, A. , P. Ste
Stsqu'a Deplt—heeph Erwin.
Silver Lake-4. D. Murphy, Jas, Mc Coy
Thoinson—Wm. Witter, Jonas Blandin.
The Semi-Annual Meeting of the Montrore
Fire Company is on Monday, at 7 o'clock,
P. M. January sth, 1857:
S. M. WILSON, Seeyt.
A Perfumed Breath.
What lady or gentleman could remain under
the curse of n disagreeable breath, when by using
the "Balm of a Thousand Flowers" as a dentriOce
would not only render it sweet but leave the
teeth white as alabaster I Many persons do not
know their breath is bad, and the subject is as
delicate their freinds will never mention it, Pour
a single drop of " Balm" on your tooth brush
and wash the teeth night and morning. A fi ll
cent bottle will last a year.
A beautiful complexion may easily be acquired
by using the " Balm of a Thousand Flowers."
It will remove tan, pimples and freckles-from te
skin, leaving it or a soft and roseate hue. Wet
a towel, pour on two or three drops, and wash
the face night and morning.
SHAVING MADE EASY.—Wet . your altal
ving brush it tither warm or cold water, pour on
two or threek• ops of "Balm of a Thousand
Flowers," rub the beard well, and it will make
a beautiful soft lather, much facilitating the op
eration of shaving. Price only - fifty cents, For
sale by all druggists. Beware of. counterfeits:
None genuine unless signed by .
WI P. FETRIDGEAt CO.
_ 40m6.) Frisnklin Square. New York.
In Jessup on thk2Oth, of Oct. last.. Mr.
Jong RSTFOLDS, in the 95th year of his age.
Mr. Reynolds was one of the early , settlers
of this country, and with manly - mid christ
ian fortitude and patience enatired all the
hardships of The early settlers. Yle was a
good and faithful mechanic, and carried
the fulling business for many years. Ite,Was
a member of the BaptistChnrch—and main
tained his profession with a Godly: persever
ance unto the end of his life.
'The hoary head is. a. crown of .glory. if
found in the way of , righteousness." lie has
left a number of children and grand-child
ren, and a large aumber - offriends to mourn
his loss. [Cox]
The Mustang Liniment cures litheumafism;
The Mustang Liniment cures . Bftff Joints.-,
The Mustang Liniment cum Buris and
The Mustang Liniment cures Sores and VI-
Tke Mustang Liniment anus Caked Breasts
and Bore Nipples.
The Mustang Liniment cures 'NeUridgia,
The' Mustang Linisimu cures ' Cana and
1,0011,4100 Dollars per AUUU
To the United .1311i1116 as the pererarer and re.
starer of ratable Horses sad Cattle. It curse
all Nprehts, Gilds. Wounds, Stiff Joints, aut:
Will you answei ibis questiont Did you ever
hesi of antenSesti - Sttry• Bwglling, Sprain or
Stiffness, either on mab or beast. which the
Mustang Liniment would not aura? Did yoft
ever molt any reeretakblM-Dreggist in soy part
of the world—in Props Askor Amerkat who
did not , say !tit was the steateet alleeSery 91
the Apr SON Sterylshete. erY reeqly
should base since: , • - I.i
- 040040nutt.• ,, ,.
Proprietors' New ANA:
13 LASTING . Powder, Safeltruse . *4 IR*
VA' fp,llir fir iwfie
BY ofsundrY wribOiennedtty the Court
of 111012nentOr Susquehanna County,
and to me - dirediecii 1 will-e.sposi to publie sale,
at the Court Hetreo in.l)fontrose en; Saturday,
, e 17th. itay of nas ty_ next,ai *se o'eloeke
Pi Defy the folloWink Real Estates toliit:
el iiertil • = • of nd •
• ta .n petce or Ntre.... situato
- raid being tri the, lownihip2.9E said
VOutity, efiftbOtituicd as ran WEI; tejViki On the .
north 4 1 4 lands..;!of;.L )ontis.Wright, nn the emit
by the - publi4 bikeway, on the.south* hinds of
James G.ilnUarcusCaise, and on thewest by lands
of S. W. Breed & Co., with the appiirtenances,
one framed dwelling house, one shop, and shed
attached, nil improved. .
Seized and taken in -execution at th e suit of
Amos B. Merrill vs. Wellington Case.
-:ALSO—AII _that certain piece or -pfiteel or
lattirsituate Ind behtg in the township Or Lenox,
in the County of Susquehanna, and bounded as
follows to wit ':'l3eginning atti rock - by - theside
of the roadoeteining lands of -=Thomaistouri, -
and relining north thirty-woe degreiiiiiii' - four
chains and twenty-four links to - a!rstakeithence
north forty-five degrees west, six_ chains to _ a .
stake,thence north terfilegii - eiiVest, nine - chains
and ninety links to a hemlock on the bank of
the creek adjoining- andx of John Dotf, thence
north sixty-six degreeseast,:twis kintins to`a
stake, thence north (erty_.eight degrees east, fit e '
chains to a stake, thence mirth eighteen d-, ea
east, the ee chains te a strike, thence north thirt :',..
eight degrees west, two chains and twenty ! , vei
links to a stake.;4henee not th forty - five de eat
west, two chains to a spike, adjoining.l , dx-olf
Henry Williams, thence north thirty; epees.
west, six Chains and thirty links to stake, •
thence north- sixty degrees • west, sere ty-five
links .to a stake , thence north thirty rem
east, two chains and seventy. -links - to a isfikey
thence south seventythree degrees_ eastjefty.
eight links to a stake, thence south thirtyfput
degreeis east, two chaini and fifteen linkm.to a
stake, cleence south fifty-three degrees east,
three chains and fifty links to: a stake, thence
south fifty-five degrees east, four 'chains to-X_
stakkthence south forty-five degreies vast, two
chains to-a stake, thence south fifty-two degrees_
east, two chains and - fifty linke tea 'stake, 'ad
joining lands of_Daniel P. Waderman, thence
south twenty-eight degrees west, three - cbains,
adjoining lands of Berg,ei Smith, thence south
Airtv-five degrees -west; two_ chains, - -and fifty
link's to a stake, thence south_forty-five degrees
east, three chains and seventy links to a - hem
lock,' thence south forty-five degrees west,
- seven chains and eight-links to a stake, thence
south forty:five degrees east, twelve chairs to a
stake- adjoining lands of John Dond, ; th e n ce
south forty-five, degrees west, sixteen Online.
and4 . ,twerity-five links •iu. a stake, thence nortlr
fifty-three and a hiilf degrees west, thirteent
chains along the road that lends to Doud's -Milt
to the place of beginning,- containing sixty-four
acres of hind more or less, with the apportenan
ces--one framed dwelling house, s ne bari; bay
hay barn and about filmy acres improved. .
Seized and taken in execution al - the suit of
John Doud Its. Elisha Halstead, Trustee of Je
mime Doud, et al. . • ,-, , .
' ALSO—AII that certain peice or parcel of land 4 .
situate and being in the township of Lenox, int '
said County, and bounded ns follows-to wit :,Ow
the north by lands of Samuel flitlstead,on the east -
by George Howell and John Robinson, on the
southwest by lands of Eli Sprague and G. A..
Grow, and on the northwest by' lands of Elishw
Halstead and Israel Gleason, containing nifiety..
four - acres with the appurtenances, one log
house, one fratiled house and barn; and coku
house and one saw-mill, and about sixty acres
Seized and taken -in execution at- the suit of
S. Howell & Co.. rs. J. W. Doud • • -
ALSO—AII those certain. tracts. er,p - heels of
land situate and beirfrr in the township of Great
Bend in the County of Susquehanna and bound
ed and described as follows. to wit:. One hundred
acres of land bite She estate of Jueob Skinner
2d, and Elisha' SquiresAescribed in Sheriff .
Johnson's deed to William Dayton, dated-April
15th, 1844, and •.on whiCh stands two framed
du oiling" houseS, one saw-mill, one framed burn,.
and Omit forty acres of impiyved land
one other tract of land, shame 'as aforesaid,
late the estate of Jacob SkinnOr 2d, and Elisha
Squires, described by said Sheriff's deed to'said
William Dayton, dali April 15th, 1844, erir.
tamping 400 acres and' 140 perches of hind, with
allowances of six per_Cent.•Alio, one -other tiatt•
of - land situate as aforesaid, - containing-1400
acres, embracing that which was late the estate
of Jacob - Skinner 2d; as described by said Sher
-Iff's "deed, to Urbane Burrows (Burrows), and
from bier to William. Dayton, by deed. bearing
date May 20 , 3; •1844, being.thc same priniises
formerly: purchased. by Urbane Burn:mm.llllA
Elisha IVilliams..of Williani Ward and Jesse -
Lane, and being tho same lot of laird convey;i4 by:
Edwin Eldridge'and Wifo to Ransom Smith by
deed executed the 20th- day of -31arch,..1859.•
Also, all that other tract or pareel df hrod Situate.
as aforesaid, formerly occupied by. said Smith as
the home farm,ar.d -the same as eonveyedby the
said Eldridge -and• - •wife - by deed.: execiited the
eighteenth day of 31ay, 1849, and reference to
which same several deeds, the description of said
several 'lots will now fullv and at Large appear_
Said deeds being .recor4d •in 'Susquehanna
County, Containing in all about 1960 neris or
land, be the same more or less, with 4illoicatices
of. six per cent. go the llama, farm .are two
dwelling houses, one framed .barn, one lig,bitrp,-
one stable and about 40 acres
Seized and taken in execution at the enit.-.ef
Ransom Smith vs. Hiram Curtis. , - „ „
ALSO—The same above described Tends at
the snit of Lewis Lenheitn vs: N.. W. Seat
and S. Westbrook. .
ALSO--All that certain pieee'or parepi,of land
situate and being in the townshiP ofNew
in the county of Susipiehanna, and bounded and
described as follows, to wit:: On the north by .
lands of fl. B Little, on the east by - lands of
William 'Udell, on the south by lands of Robert'
Galespie, ind on the west by the CochecOn and
Great Bend Tarnpiki- Road, containing,. about
seventy acresof land; be the - samemore or less.,
with the , appurtenances,. one fra.nod dwelling
house, one framed Wiin - and shed, one blaCksmithr
shop. one wagon shtip, one saw-mill, and mostly .
improved. • . , , . - •
&lied and taken in execution .itt the
D. R. 'Lathrop vs. John Comstock - aid J. We
F. p. HOLLISITA:Sheriff,
Montrose, Dec: 28th;,1856. -.
ristaoi,..uaai- di tt
HEREAS the Hon. Davi Wilmot, Presi
Idento-i the Court of 0y and; erminer;
and General lan, delivery, Con of_the .Quarter
Sessions of the Peace;`
Court`' and Co •of "Common
Pleas, and Orphans' Coert, in ; the Thirteenth Ju
dicial District, composed *of the Counties •of
Susquehunna,fand Bradford, •and the ' Han. Ur.
bane Burrows and , ,C. P. Read, Associate Judge!,
in Susquehanna county, have issued their, precept
bearing date 22d day of Decembei, in ti's
year of - ourl.Lord one thouiand eight hundred
and fifty.sitc, and , to- mo-directed, -for holdi.ig a
Court of Oyei and Terminer, and. General Jail
Delivery, to the borough , of Montraie, and coa
o.f , Onalluchallng,. • on,, ttle third. !ltonclity.,:,,pf
Jaitaifliert; (it -being the littli irsl4 i'.. , ‘
Notice IS-RESEBy olVEll to 4 the Coroner, mai
tices of the Peace and Conitabletrof 'raid counts
of Susquehanna, that they =be. then and ill
their proper perilous, at two o'clock in the after
noon of said,day, withlude.rucords, itarisitionsi
and other remeribiancei, to do those things
which to theit offices appertainto be-doue..Aod
thase.who nto.bouad. by reeognizauceikagainst
the pritOrterifthat are or Shill:be in the jail of
said eountraf Sumnehanna; are td be thati and
there, to4tre,Oteutengainst,theto as wittbc just.
Dated at ifoiltriise, the 12d of December. in the
year of othr - Loror:ofter thousand ,eight-hnidred
and firt,T-Alx. ..: : F. P. HOLLISTER, Sheriff:
QPl.tg4lti thick - 11311,45' at
• -'"' -ieFfNYoN'S.
. Jan. Ist; 117.1 --KENYON'S.
WIINg a"ortmentof Ladis Sht nt
I'l Jan. Ist, '574 • ICENYOWS.
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