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OEATII OF LOGAN MERCER.
The following lines of excellent poetry, )
"were written bylhe talented President Judge
■ot the Bth Judicial district of Pennsylvania,
.sharing the trial, before him, of an indictment,
■at the January sessions of the Court iu Dan- '
ville, 1816, against a man tor shooting a val- :
uable setter dog, called Logan, the property j
of a Mr. Mercer, of Danville. While the j
trial was in progress, tho lines were thrown |
down on the counsel table, by the Judge, for I
the amusement of the bar.—One of the mem- j
bers of the bar has had the lines in his pns- 1
session ever since, and now, without the
knowledge of the Judge, offers them to the
Poor Logan's dead, no more he'll howl,
And lend the air with deafening cries,
No more he'll set for man the fowl,
Iu death's cold lap he lowly lies.
How fondly would he hunt the game,
How closely would lie scent the air,
A setter known full well to fame,
The huutman's friend! his mastor'scare.
From day to day, from year to year,
He roamed the wood, he tcour'd the field
From eveiy vicious practice clear.
In faithfulness, to nor.e he'd yield.
A watchful, trusty, peaceful friend,
From quarrel, strife and bickering free ;
He never fail'd his aid to lend,
But true to huutman's call was he.
In Canine veins no drop of blood,
Of "I.oga 1" courses—all his race,
Is now extinct, —in wicked mood,
Man sent htm to his resting placo.
A To Ice from Northern Pennsylvania
For tho Constitution and Union.
Pursuant to a call for that purpose a meet- ]
ing was heltl at the Court House in Wilkes- j
barre on Monday evening the 11th inst., to j
take into consideration the subject of the j
Fugitive Slave Bill and to assert the Suprem- j
iey of Law.
The meeting was organized by the ap ,
pointment of Gou F.. W. STDRDKVAMT Prcsi- j
dent, and John Liggel, Batcman Downing, j
T. H. Parker, James Hltodna Vice Presidents
J. B. Conynghnm and G. M. Harding Secrc- '
The object of tho meeting being briefly
etated by Charles I. A. Chapman, a motion
-was made that a commute bo appointed to
draft a preamble and resolutions expressive
of the sense of the meeting in regard to the
slavery agitation. The following committee
were appointed : C. f. A. Chapman, C. E.
Butler, Aruzi Wilson, E. B. Collings, and
Win. 11. Beaumont.
In the absence of tho Committeo, Col. 11.
B. Wright was loudly called upon to address
the meeting, which ho did in a speech full
of eloqueneo and patriotism. He was fol
lowed by Judgo Conyngham and Jessup,
who very ably and clearly expounded the
late act of Congress in regard to Fugitive
Slaves. Upon the conclusion of these re
marks, lion. H. M. Fuller beingeallsd upon,
- delivered himself in his usual happy style,
wxhorting all good citizens to stand by the
Constitution and the Union at ail hazards.—
At the conclusion of the speeohthe Commit
tee reported the following Preamble and
.Resolutions, which were unanimously adop
WHEREAS, The discussion and settlement
of the Slavery question nt the late session of
Congress, has been folluwed in many quar
ters by the manifestation ol n spirit of resist
ance to the laws and hostility to tho institu
tions of our common country, heretofore en
tirely unknown. Therefore,
J&'iolved, That the present crisis in our na
tional a.lhhs and thu alarming spread of so
ditious atii.' fanatical doctrines, openly avow
ed and propi' , ? ca " s "P on a " ,rue Patri
ots to come oC.it, 4 ' c ' ulo 'heir position, and
•tand by their cc.u' n,r V 'h hour of need.
Re'olved, That ht> we cherish "Union
for the sako of the JUnion" —for the noble
ipirits who framed ant.' 'he hallowed blood
which cements it—we .cherish it still more
foi its security to life anai its protection to
property. That we have, sreyet, seen noth
ing which can weaken it' obligations or
dissolve its bonds, and we have no syirpathy
With the incendiary spirit which would
march jjver its ruins in pursuit of a phan,
,to in. \
' Jlesolve&j, That beyond the Union we Bee
nothing but anarchy in its direst form—"War
to the knife,l and the knife to the hilt'—-end
ing at last in Military Despotism, and to
•avoid this certain result, we have no alterna
tive but a strict adherence to all the com
promises of the Constitution.
Rtttlved, That we look upon the late act
f Congress in regard to fugitive Slaves as
intended to carry out and sustain those com
promises—creating no new judicial authority
foreign to the Constitution— abolishing no
Sttndkowatal rights, and as such we are
bftoiulio sustait It.
BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY, PA., THURSDAY*, NOVEMBER 28, 1850.
Resolved, That the writ of Habeas Corpus
—that safeguard of personal liberty—has not,
i nor was it intended to have any bearing
upon a legal arrest or confinement, and that
its privileges, unaffected by this Act, remain
alike to all, bouud or free, black or white
Resolved, That in the provision made by
this act for the Bummary trial of the question
of the identity of the Slave, wo see nothing
in conflict with the right of trial by Jury—
that wo look upon that light as the great
bulwark of Liberty, indefeasible in its nature,
and to be claimed at the proper place and time
jas the birthright of every American, of
| whatever creed or color.
Resolved, That only genuine liberty is
found in obedience to righteous law, and we
hold the man who abets or encourages resist
ance to law, a traitor to his country, and an
enemy to mankind.
Resolved, That the President of tho United
Stales, by his promptness and decision in
carrying out the provisions and maintaining
tho Supremacy of Law, merits the applause,
and will receive the support of his country
men. in the giceting, "Well done, good and i
Resolved, That the noble stand taken in the
late struggle between the spirit of Anarchy
and the spirit of Constitional Freedom by
Messrs. Cass, Clay, Webster, Dickinson, |
Foote, Douglass, Cooper, and their noble j
coadjuutors upon the floor of Congress, elicits j
our warmest admiration—that we hail them j
as living evidences of tho devotion and hero
ism of '7O, and our present aspirations are j
that they over may be brethren, separated by
no dark Gulf of division, but interpreting tho
law s of a common country, shielded by the
folds of tho same glorious flag.
Rcso'ved, That we wish neither lot nor
part with men who in pursuit of their own '
dogmas, hesitate not to malign the memory
of Washington, and defile the graves of his
compatriots—that we hold theeo to be the .
legitimate fruits of Abolitionism, and we j
will judge the tree by its fruits.
Resolved, That we know nothing of any J
"higher law," paramount to the Constitution i
of the United States, (save tho law of .God j
which has no collision with that Constitution)
—that we look upon that instrument as the j
greatest achievement of human intellect—:
combining all that wisdom could invent, of
the experience of ages elicit, and holding ;
out the only sure hope of man amidst tho !
dark waves of Legitimacy—by it we have j
lived, attjl by it we wish to die, and we feel ,
assured that this "Dagon—twice fallen, |
which the Philistines would again set lip, (
will be broken by the breath of the Ameri- [
j After the adoption of the above resolu
tions, the following letter was read :
| GENTLEMEN:—It is with me a subject of
j unfeigned regret that my engagements cora-
I pel me to be absent on the occasion ol your
| proposed meeting. I feel flattered by your
! polite invitation to joiu and assist in in your
! proposed patriotic demonstration. Be assur
| ed my young friends that the times, the cir
| cumstances, and the threatning auspices that
I impend over our glorious Union, demand the
| most disinterested devotion and the most
! generous sacrifices on the altar ofyourcoun
| try. It is high time when the cradle of lib
' erty becomes the nestling place of a dark
faction that aims at the subversion of the
foundations of the Republic, and the over
throw of the Constitution and laws of the
Union, for the noble youth of Pennsylvania
: to stand forth to vindicate the causo of their
! common country, and show themselves tvor
[ thy of their ancestry. And let not the chiv
ulrv of Luzerne, those who carried the Star
Spangled Banner triumphantly to the walls
of Mexico and planted them on their highest
| turret, be behind in this most patriot ic race.
There was in the days of Revolutionary he
roism "a time that tried men's souls," and
stamped its impress upon their chaiacter,
which has lived down through the history of
our Republic, and has been a beacon light
in their descendants. Again that time has
occurred, and again an opportunity is pres
ented to prove that patriotism in this country
does not in the main degenerate, and that
although there may be a sad falling off in
some parts of the Union, that its fire yet
burns as pure iri Pennsylvania as it did in
Go 011 young men, and set an example
worthy of yourselves, and of your noble old
With sincere respect,
November 7, 1850.
Messrs. C. I. A. Chapman, J. B. Conyngham,
G. P. Parish, E. C. Butler, and others.
FEMALE PROGRESS.—Eight young ladies
have been awarded diplomas, at the Oberlin
College, Ohio. One of them was "a color
ed young lady." One of the ladies who has
finished the theological course intends to de
vote herself to preaching.
E7* Mormon women, it is said, have
commenced dressing in pantaloons. The
Mormon ladies are not the only, ones who
wear pants. We are inlormed that there are
a number of fair sex in our owu diggings
who wear the same article oi clothing.
0T The appraisers of the personal prop
erty of the estate of Mr. McDonogb, valued
his whole wardrobe at thirty dollars, and the
whole of the moveable property in his house
"My dear I'd thank you for a littlo more
sugar in my coffee, if you please."
"My dear! Don't dear me. I'd as soon
have you call me the devil, as my dear."
"Well, my devil, then I'd thank you for a
little more sugar in my coffee."
At this proof of affection on the part of
the husband, Mrs. Snapdragon burst into
tears. She had got up as the saying is
"wrong end foremost" that morning, and
nothing could please hor. She was no bet
tor pleased with being called my devil than
my dear, though she had a moment before
declared that ghe preferred it. On the com
trary, she took her husband bitterly to ' task
for his ready compliance with her suggestion.
"Oh, you vile, wicked gtfbd-for-noiliuig
man!" she exclaimed ; "Is it thus you treat
your affectionate wife ? Is it thus you dare
apply names to her—name which I dare not
'•My devil, you did not mention it just
now. You suggested the idea—you put the
very word in my mouth—and I always like
to comply with your wishes, you know, go
my dear—my devil, I mean—a little more
sugar, if you please."
"Sugar, Iwon't give you a jot more. I'll
see you hanged first. You use more sweet
ening than your neck is worth."
"I've acquired that habit from having so
sweet a wife. Besides I pay for it with my
"Now reproach me with what you do.—
If I did not bring you any money, 1 brought
you respectable, connection, and "
"True, you brought all your connections.'
"Now you reproach me with that, do you
I dare say you grudge my relations every
mouthful they eat while they are here."
"I grudge nothing my dear—l would say
"Don't use that word again, Mr. Snapdra
gon—if you do, I'll leave this table."
"Thank you, my love : then I'll help my
self to sugar."
"Yes and you would help yourself. I
dare 6ay. if I was gone "
"I am afraid there is little chance of that.
But my coffee is cooling while I'm waiting
for the sugar."
' Then it will be like your love, which
has been cooling ever since we were mar
"Thank you my levc; there's nothing
like a sharp acid for a cooling draught."
"Sharp acid ! do you calj. me a sharp
acid? I'll not endure yoir taunts any lon
ger. I'll go home to my connections. I'll
have a separate mainlaiiiance."
"Whenever you please, my dev—dar
"I won't take such pesky language from
[Going with tho sugar bowl in her hand.]
"My dear, leave the sugar bowl, if you
"Here take it!"
[Throwing it at his head, and exit.]
IT is SAID that Sir John Ross who some
time since left the Port of Ayr, in Scotland,
with an expedition in search of John Frank
lin, took with him two pigions, which were
to be sent homo in case he either found Sir
John Franklin, or was frozen in. The Brit
ish Mail says, that recently these pigeons
returned to Ayr within a day or two of each
other, and immediately sought the dove-cot
they occupied previous to being taken away.
Neither of them brought with them any let
ters or documents, though one of them
which had been wounded, both its legs be
ing shot away, had a siring fastened to it,
which might have contained a document or
letter. The dis:ance these birds travelled
must have been 2,000 miles. This is extra
ordinary, as these birds travel by sight and
not by scent.
IF Printing materials have been found
in the ruins of Ninevah, and a large edito
rial office filled with inscriptions news mat
ter, &c., set in tablets, lino moveable type.
—Solomon, you were right: "there's noth
ing new under the sun." We expect some
one will discover the telegraph next, in the
tW A Western editor in speaking of a
cotemporaiy, says he has got that low cun
ning look that makes you involuntarily think
of youi pocket book and to thank the Lord
there are laws agaiust larceny. Complimen
ry Tha following hit at the water cure
was made by Chartes Lamb, and no ono
but himself could have had so quaint a
conceit. "It is," said lie, "neither new nor
wonderful, for it is as old as the Deluge,
which, in my opinion, killed more than it
ty Mrs. Partington lately visited New
York, where she saw the Rochester rappings
at a hotel. The man was a rapping away at
the bar and there were all kinds of spirits
behind the counter.
Cy "What is that dog barking at I" asked
a fop whose boots were more polished lhar.
his ideas.—"Why," replied a bystander,
"because he sees auother puppy in your
boots." . . _ _ .
ty "A concientious whig" wrote a let
ter to the Tribune, and stated that be did not
know how to vote at the late election. Bar
num should take that "concismious whig"
around for exhibition.
Trulb and Right—God aad"rinr Ctftintry.
A Wholesome Admonition.
The last Leivisburg Democrat remembers
the story of the Qpaker who said if a man
deceive thee once—shame on him ; but if
ho deceive thee twice—shame on thee, and
makes the following good application.—
"Fellow Democrats, beware! Simon
Cameron put us once—where Judas put his
master—into tho hands of the enemy; that
was his fault. But if he puts us there again,
that will be OUR fault. We have no person
al enmity or ill will toward Gen. Cameron,
on the contrary, his winnjrg, gentlemanly
manner, inclines us to like him, ns a man.
But in politics we rue not guided by friend
ship, but by principle. Wo believe that tho
tariff of '42, based, as it was, upon the same
principle aa the torukius oil-Vjiaud, twxiiig
the poor man's necessaries of l,fa high, and
the rich man's luxuries low, was an outrage
upon the rights and interests of the common
people ; and we believe that the man who
upholds that system now, with the light and
knowledge which has been shed upon it
within the last five years ; orthe man who
denounces his follow democrats, for advoca
j ting that system, as "advocating the scemcs
J of British freotrado capitalists," as Simon
Cameron did in a letter to Hon. Charles Sha
ler, is anything but a democrat. A tariff, for
revenue, based upon the ad valorem principle,
as the tanfl of 1846 is, the doctrine of the
democratic party throughout the thirty Slates;
and they have so declared, and re-dec.larcd,
time and again, in their State any National
Conventions. How then can a man be a
democrat who opposes that doctrine? What
constitutes a democrat?— Time was when it
was, at least, necessary to profess to believe
1 and practice the principles of tho party
founded by Jefferson, but that time, accor
ding to the Suubury American, has passed
away. A man's democracy now, depends
not upon his principles ; but the amount of
money he has to pay hungry editors. A man
may oppose the democratic ticket three
times out of every four—he Jmay denounce
those who adhere to principles laid down
by Democratic National Conventions, as ad
vocating the schemes of "British, free-trade
capitalists,"—he may sell himself and be.
tray his party into the hands of the whigs,
for a seat in the Senate—and still, according
to Harry, Masaer, be not only a good demo
crat, but a "shining light in the temple of
democracy." V. Best sold himself, last win
! lei, to the whigs, for a Speakership in the
| Pennsylvania Senato; in doing so he acted
1 precisely on the principle Simon Cameron
| did, when ho was elected I T . S. Senator—both
were elected by bargaining for, and receiv
ing the entire whig vote. Last spring, these
two "distinguished democrats," attended the
Williamsport Convention, to secure the
nomination of Mr. Hubley. Best was de
nounced, publicly, in the convention, as a
"carrion crow," for he was a poor traitor.
But Simon, although his under-strappers
were caught in the very act of bribirig dele
gates, and although, when examined upon
oath, for the purpose of ascertaining where
the money came from, the witness said
"Gen. Cameron always provides for his
friends.' Yet, Simon Cameron, because he
is rich, and has Banks fot the accommodation
of his friends—is only an adroit politician;
and the democrats ot North'd county have
been permitted to give "another mark of
the high esteem which they have for Mr.
Cameron." We do not mention these
things in the spirit of unkiudness, but merely
to show the difference betwqen those who
have hanks, and those who have not."
'1 he New County Prison.
A meeting of the County Commissioners
was held at Orwigsburg, on Monday last,
with the view of perfectingeertain arrange
ments for changing the location of the new-
County Prison, from Market street to the lot
owned by Mrs. Amelia Farquaer, directly-
North ot the Court Hou-u lot. Although the
change was not fully elected. the negotia
tions are in such a train hi to leave very
little doubt that it will take place, and the j
erection of the Prison bacoinmenced on tho
new site, in the cour.-e o; a lew weeks. The
new location is an admiribiy one, and will
unquestionably afford satisfaction to tho peo
ple almost without an exception.— l'ottsvillc
Novel Capture of a Deer.
One day last week, a Deer which had
been run from the mountain by two small
dogs, until it was much fatigued, mado its
way 10 the 'arm of Mr. Peter Seitzinger, at
the Fountain Spring, on theJCentre Turnpiket
about twelve miles above Pottsville, where i
was observed by Mrs. Settz|nger, who sallied
out armed with a club, knocked the animal i
down, and actually capture! it with her own
hand.— Pottiville Emporium,
On Friday morning last, Shout 5 o'clock,
the frame stable on the premises of Col.
Eli Slifer, in this place, was discovored to be
oil fire, but the flames were fortunately ex
tinguished before any serious damage was
done. A minute more would have ensured
the destruction of the building.
On the same morning, at a bom the same
hour, a barn on the Isle of Que , near Selins
grove, belonging to Mr. John Hartman, Jr.,
was entirely oonsumed, together with two
hundred bushels ot wheat, which bad been
threshed out but the day before.— Lewishurg
OT Winter is ootnuig.
From the Pittsburg Visiter. '
The New York Mirror rails t the Wor
cester Convention, and exclaims in a phren
"Her offices are those of wife, mother,
daughter, sister, friend. Good God ! can
they not be content with there ?"
What unreasonable creatures these women
are ; but sorry to say tho men folk have set
them a bad example. His offices aro those
of husband, father, son, brother, lriend.
Goodness gracious ! can they not be content
with these? Don't we let lliem wear whis
kers and cultivate moustaches—look "di
vine" and often killing ? Havn't wo give
them leave to wear straps on their panta
loons and wadding in their vests, to improve
their plumpness ?—Did'nt we make the false
bosoms, plaited, starched and ironed, until
thoy are ribbed and still'and smooth as the
platform of a railroad station, with its innu
merable tracks ? Don't we allow them to
wear white kid gloves, satir. vests of the
samo color, rings, breastpins and chains?
Don't we permit them to carry fans and par
asols, and make themselves generally use
ful ; and don't we listen to their declarations
and say, "O la! Now, Mr. Smith ! I de
clare?" Hav'nt wo encouraged the pretty
darlings to utter soft nothings of mornings,
when the parlor blinds are down; and hav'nt
our hearts gone into a delightful flutter, to
respond to the pit-pat knocking inside tho
wadded vests? and yet the pretty dears are
not content to make love and dress the sole
objects ot their lives ! Why will they tangle
their wsiskers, soil their hands, and tarnish
their boots dabbling and wading in politics,
law and learning? What occasion can any
of them have to vote himself a farm, when
he lias a wife? Why should they covet the
legal power to protect their lives and proper
ty, or want remuneration for their labor ?
Are they not husbands, fathers, sons, broth
ers ? What use can they have for bread and
butter, beef and potatoes, when they fill all
the endearing relations of life? The old
colonists were a pretty set of numbskulls to
object to the principle of taxation without
representation ! They were husbands and
fathers, and sons and brothers; but still they
must needs aspire to be legislator also—to
be their own law-makers over and above and
into the bargain to, the other great rights al
Counterfeiters About !
| Our Borough is infested, by a gang of men
j and women, who are engaged in passing
i Counterfeit Monty, and ate doubtless flood
| ing the County with it,-to the great injury
| and loss of the ignorant and unsuspecting.
Warrants have been issued within a few
j days, by N. M. Wilson, Esq., and several ar
-1 rests have been made. Georgo Deeoursey
. was committed to the lock up on Saturday
' evening last, charged with having procured
| his wife to pass a Counterfeit $5 Note on the
j Lebanon Bank, upon Mr. Henry B. Glass
mire, in the Market House. He broke out
of the Watch House on Sunday, anil escap
ed. His wife, who was also arrested, and
gave Bail for a further hearing before Justice
Wilson, forfeited her Recognizance. Mrs.
Susan Rose, wife of Daniel Rose, was arres
ted on Monday evening, for passing a $5
Counterfeit Note on the Lebanon Bank, on
Friday evening last, upon Mr. Reuben Uee
ser, in Market street. This Nolo was pre
cisely similar to the one passed by Mrs. De
eoursey on Mr. Glassmire. Mrs. Rose gave
Bail for her appearance at the next Court of
Quarter Sessions to answer. John Sterling
was arrested on Tuesday, and held in S2OO
for a further hearing, o'her warrants are
out. and other arrests will doubtless be
The 95 note on the Lebanon Bank, which
is evidently a Counterfeit has for its vignette
a female, with the letter V in a square die
oil each side, and a female with two figures
'•5" on each ejd, and appoars to hrve been
printed on the same plate with the Counter
feit s's on the Harriaburg Bank, with the ex
ception ol the name "THE LEBANON
BANK," being inserted in heavy shaded
letter over the vignette, and the words "LEB
ANON, I'A." in lbs date at bottom of the
notu.— Pottsvilie Emporium.
DEMOCRATIC JUDICIAL CONVEN
The Democratic Stale Central Committee
met last evening at tho Hotel, in
this city, JOHN HICKMAN, Esq., in the chair,
and decided in favor of a separate Demo
cratic State Convention to nominate candi
d atos tor Judges of the Supreme Court, to
be held on the 2d Wednesday of June, 18-
51, at llarrisburg, which will be the next
week aiter tho Democratic Slate Convention
at i<eai\iug.—Pennsylvanian of the 21st.
ry The present oensus of the three rival
towns of Ohio, is: —Columbus, 17,556;
Cleveland, 17,600 ; Dayton, J3,104. T1 ese
three towns were in 1840 a trifle over 6000
each. Columbus and Cleveland have there
fore increased nearly 200 per cent, each, and
Daytou 116 per cent.
BT The reason why editors are apt to
have their manners spoiled, is because , they
receive from one correspondent alut another
such a vast number of evil communications.
CP At the last dates the work oT plank •
, ing the prinoipal streets of Ban Francisco
was being prosecuted with great energy.
THE POOR MAN.
What mar. is poor ? Not he, whose brow
Is bathed in heaven's own light—
Whose knee alorieto God must bow,
At morning and at night—
Whose arm is nerved by healthful (oil—
Who sits beneath the tree,
Or treads upon the fruitful soil,
With spirit calm and free.
Go—let the proud his gems behold,
And view their sparkling ray
No silver vase, or yellow gold,
Can banish caro away,
Hecnnnot know that thrillingMream
Which smiles within the cot
Where sunny looks and laces gloam
To cheer the poor man's lot.
What man is poor ? Not ho whose brow
Is wet with heaven's own dew—
Who breathes to God the heart-felt vow,
Who.-0 pledge is deed and true.
The morning calls his active feet,J
To no enchanting dome:
But evening and the twilight sweet,
Shall light his pathway home.
And there is music to his ear,
In the glad voice of his child—
His wife, with hurried step, draws near,
With spirit undefiled.
Then turn nnt from the humble heart,
_ Nor scorn his humble tone ;
For deeper feelings there may start,
Than tho proud have ever known.
A LOVE SONG.
She who sleeps upon my heart,
Was the first to win it;
She who sleeps upon my breast,
Ever reigns within it:
She who kisses oft my lips,
Wakes my warmest blessing;
She who rests within my arms,
Feels their constant pressing.
Other days than these shall come,
Days that may be dreary ;
Other hours shall greet us yol,
Honrs that may be weary;
Still that heart shall be thy home,
Still that breast thy pillow;
Still those lips meet thine as oft
As billow mecleth billow.
Sleep, then, on my happy heart,
Since thy love hath won it;
Dream, then, on my loyal breast-
None but thee hath done it;
Aud when ago our bloom shall change,
With its wintry weather,
May we iu the self-same grave
Sleep and dream together.
TnE UNION MEETING.
On last Thursday evening a very large and
enthusiastic meeting was held in (he upper
saloon of the Chinese Museum Philadelphia
of citizens friendly to the peace measures
passed by the last Congress. The immense
saloon was crowded, and Beck's Philadel
phia Brass Band enlivened the mast with
some of their finest strains of music.
At an early hour Gen. Robert Patterson
called the meeting to order, and nominated
as officers the following persons, which
were accedted, after many objections had
been offered against William D. Lewis act
ing as one of tho Vice-Presidents.
President, John Seroeant.
Vice Presidents-—Gen. Robert Patterson,
Gideon Scull, Thomas B. Florence, John B.
Myers, Henry Horn, Jos.R. Chandler. James
Page, Joseph R Ingersoll, Joseph Ripka,
John A. Brown, John Bennett, Lawrence
Shuster, John F Bel-terling, Samuel Allen,
A L Rurnfoit, James Bell, George H Martin,
Joseph G Clarkson, H. F. Loper, Hugh Camp
boll, Wm. Deal, Dr. Samuel Jackson, Robert
Ewing, David Wcelper, James Landy, Jacob
Froom, Richard Morris, Joseph B. Bossier.
James A. Campbell, John Oakford, Thomas |
McGrath, Wm. Wilkinson, Jas. Fletcher, j
John M. Scott, Dr. J K Mitchell, James Ma- j
gee, Samuel Brcck, Wm Piatt, Charles J.
Ingersoll, Francis Guriiey Smith, John Rob- |
bins, Jr., Tobias Buelilor, George Erely, Dr.!
C D Meigs, Peter McCall, John F Ohl, Ed- ]
ward Boles, Dr. I N Matselis, Howe Keith, I
Gon, G Caihvalader, Jrhn Hare Powell Rich-!
lard Wistar, R M" Lee, Charles Thomson |
Janes, Francis J. Grund, Edw. Wartman, I
John T. Smithy Wm. English, Dr. Samuel j
Thomas, Robert Tyler, John Lindsay, John j
H Campbell, John Foulkrod, Wm D Lewis,
Androw Miller, J B Lippincolt, Wm Harm
er, Hugh Clark, Wm S Price, Edward D In
graham, Josoph Veagor, Peter Sken Smith.
Secretaries—John C Montgsmery, John H
Diehl, Samuel W W'eer, William V Boyle,
John G Brenner, Benj. H Brewster, G G
Westcott, E W Bailey, Thomas S Fernon,
Henry M Phillips, Charles J. Biddle, Wash'n
J Jackson, W Heyward Drayton, Harry Con
nelly, Wimhrop Sargent, George J Gross.
Hon. George At. DalloatLon prefaced the
following resolutions with some eloquent ro.
1. Resolved, That the Constitution of the j
United States, which was wisely framed for |
the puipose of establishing a "mote perfect j
Union," and "to secure the blessings of lib
erty" the unborn generations, has fulfilled
the objects of the patriots who assembled in |
Convention in tho name and on bohalf of!
the People of Itre United States, and is enti
tled to the veneration and support of their
3. That in succeeding to the guardianship
of Liberty and the Union, which were a
chieved by the blood of our lathers, we
have inherited an obligation to preserve
them untarnished together; and it would be
equally base to forfeit the National Inde
pendence, and to fail in allegiance to the Na
3. That the oare of the Union is a sancti
fied trust, and ought to be dear to every A
merican ; but thoee eitizensare especially its
guardians, who standing on the spot where
[Two Dollars per Annum;
I idopendenco was declared, where the Con
stitution was framed, and where the Union
was rendered more perfect, are stimulated to
its preservation, and find additional motives
for the exercise rf that pious duty, in sup.
rounding ntemcrials of the past; and here,
on the very ground upon which our heroic
ancestors devoted lhainselves (o their coun
try, we renew t the same cause, the pledg
es which they once gave and gloriously rO .
deemed, of "our lives, our fortunes, and
4 That (lie Constitution provides that per
sons "held lo service or labor in one Stato
undor the laws thereof, escaping into anoth
er, shall be delivered up on claim of the
party to whom such serviro or labor may bo
due." For many years, Stato legislation
contributed means :o carry this constitution
al Jirovis;on into effect. When Sluto legis
lation was repealed, a duty devolved upon
Congress to supply its p.'ace, and it has been
discharged in conformity to fundamental
law ; and the enactments it has adopted are
entitled to the support of the whole nation.
5 That our countrymen urea law abidiii '
people. Thoy delegate to chosen represen
tatives in the Congress of the United Sir.. .is,
powers of legislation limited by tho Cpusti'
tution ; and they reposo confidence in tho
acts of a majority commensurate with the
character ol a Republican government.
W hen individuals arm themselves against
the execution of laws thus enacted, and by
so doing trumple upon ihe rights of tho
whole people, they nre guilty of, ut the least
moral tieason ; and it is the solemn duty of
the people, to rise tip in their majesty ana
by carrying out the regular proceedings of
their representatives, to vindicate the supre
macy and the sovreignty of the law.
6. That so much of the act of AssemVy
of Pennsylvania as forbids any officers of
the Commonwealth JlPom giving etiWct to
any act of Congress respecting persons esca
pmg from service in other Stales, and ore-
V'des penalties for takingcog.iizai.co or iu
nsdiction of the case of any such fugitive
ought to be, at the earliest possible moment'
I- That further agitation of the subject of
slavery which lias hefelofnre promoted
neither the welfare of the slave nor tire
cause of emancipation can be productive of
nothing but evil. It has been adjusted by
ongress ami with that adjustment, it should
be permitted, in our estimation, to rest.
8. That the permanence and stability 0 t
the I moil are endangered by tbo officious
interference of fanatical and disloyal spire*
in concerns that do not belong to them.'
• That the series of statutes enacted at
the late session of Congress, for the sake ol
peace, were passed iu a spirit of patrioti-rd
nnd judicious compromise, that they a-j in
no respect a departure from the constitution,
and that as it is the obligation, so it ought to
be the desire of every citizen ol ilio Itopub
hc, manfully to sustain them.
j The resolutions were adopted.
Speeches were also made by Josiah Ran
; Jail, Richard Rush, Joseph R. Ingersoll,
I James Page, Charles Gibbons and Isaac
j ty Considerable damage is said to have
j been done to timber by the fire on the
! mountains la-t week in Buffaloo and White
Doer townships. Timber, and fences, also,
| we behove, suffered much from the same
cause on Chesji.it Ridge, near Shade Mont
; lam, in Perry township. At loast while go
nig up tho road f.om Froeburg towards Rich-
J held, on last Wednesday afternoon, we ob
served the (ire sweeping along tho Ridge
with great rapidity and violence, towards
the fauns in that vicinity; and from our lod
i '' , at night, Bomo threo miles south of
| the lin - of the lire we heard the horns blow
■ng for assistance, shortly af or dark, and tho
shouts of those engaged in ba tling with the
destructive clement, did not die away til!
near miduigt. As our business led us an
other direction, we were not able to lea: i
the next day how much damage had been
dono, but from tho appearances the day be
fore, we thought some houses and barns, as
well as fences were in danger— Lmrisbnrp
W The Telegraph yesterday, announced
the romoval of Mrs. Mary Dickson, the pa
lmare sv at Lancaster city. Mrs Disawido -
lady, and has hel l the office through man>
years ot political excitement and proseii,
ion. She is very old, and we believe, de
pended mainly for support upon the eraoL
mcnts of the olio. Gon. Tayl r 'refused I.
remove her, and it remained for Fillmote to
crown llto who'osale proscriptions of hit
predecessor by this ungallant romoval. It
stands forth as a supreme instance of fedsru
heartlessncss and inoonsistenoy,
sure that the generous people of Lanoast- •
city will view with scorn this outrageous v:
olation of manly, it not folitical principles
George W. Hammersly, the editor of * St.-
vens' abolitionist federal organ, is the sue
cessorof Mrs. D., and wo congratulate hit.
for his politeness in asking, and his gallan
ry in accepting the position of a feeble old
A drunkon lawyer on going in! 6 church
was observed by the minister, who addres
sed him thus: I will bear wituess again.?'
yon at the day of judgement." Tho lawyer,
shaking his head with (frnnken gravity, re
"I have practised twenty-five years at the
bar, and always found the greatest rascal 1
the first to turn State's evidence."