Raftsman's journal. (Clearfield, Pa.) 1854-1948, February 20, 1856, Image 3

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S. B. UOV, Editor asd rnoritiEToB.
For some months past an effort has been ma
king to unito all opposed to tho present Na
tional Administration on one common plat
form. The necessity of this is obvious to ev
cry intelligent observer of political affairs.
If the opposition is distracted split np into
two, three or more factions the Tierce Dem
ocracy must and will undoubtedly be the vie
tors in the ensuing Presidential contest. But
if all those who are opposed to the Administration-
combine, success will inevitably at
tend their efforts. The most of the American,
n hig, and Republican members of the Legis
lature, fully cognizant of this state of affairs,
and urged by many of their friends in differ
ent .sections of the State, have issued a call,
inviting all who an favorable to such a move
went to meet in county conventions on the 19th
of- 3farch, and elect delegates to a State Con
vention to be held at Ilarrisburg on the 26th
of the same month, to take snch action as the
exigencies of the case demand, and to select
a State Ticket. Wc sco by tho Ilarrisburg
Telegraph that the American members of the
Legislature have drawn up and signed a mem
orial to tho American National Convention, to
assemble at Phi lid el phi a, asking that body to
abolish all secret forms in the organization, so
that they can act on an equitable and liberal
basis with all others who are opposed to the
National Administration.
This is certainly an important movement and
it is 4 be hoped-that it will result in the
union contemplated. The call will be found
elsewhere hi to-day's Journal.
' This gentleman's position on the Xebraska
question, has been : the subject of so mnch
newspaper comment that it has' become quite
notorious. It is alleged that, during the can
vass which resulted in his election, he profess
ed to be an anti-Nebraska man and in favor of
the restoration of the restrictive clause of the
so-called Missouri Compromise Act. Since
the meeting of Congress, however, be has as
sumed an attitude directly antagonistic there
to. This subjected him to the severest criti
cism of many prominent journals in different
sections of the country. Among others, the
Pittsburgh Gazelle took him to task. In a let
ter, written GOinetinie in January last, in an
swer to the strictures of that paper, Mr. Bar
clay says he "gave no. pledges publicly or pri-Tately-s-Xebraska
or anti-Xebraska." This,
we presume, will depend iu a great measure
upon what may be regarded as being embraced
in the term "pledges.''. If expressed opinions
or declarations will come within the meaning
f the phrase, then it would seem that Mr. B.
did give ''pledges," as is evidenced by the fol
lowing extract from a letter, dated Benczette,
Llk Co., Feb. 2, 18-56," writteu by li. C. Wins
low upon this subject. The writer says:
"I was at Brookville at the time of the nom
ination of D. B.irc'av, and he told me that he
was anti-Xebraska and in favor of the restora
tion of the Missouri Compromise line, and
that from principle, too,' and that he did not
fear the consequences of agitation it must
and should bo restored, and that the people
were traitors to themselves it they ever held
their peace until it was restored;"
He further states that Mr. B. told one of the
delegates who was in that convention, that "he
was anti-Xcbraska, tooth and nail, and in fa
vor of the restoration, Ac, let what would
come." There is nothing equivocal in 'the
language of Mr. Winslow it is direct and pos
itive and the entire -letter is couched in the
most confident and emphatic language. It ful
ly sustains the allegations heretofore made in
the Journal regarding Mr. Barclay's position
on this question.
It would seem that ill luck meets Mr. Bar
clay at every point. Very recently he took
a step that is likely to involve him in some
difficulty with his own party. His politi
cal friends seem to be displeased with the part
he took iu tho election ol a Speaker. Mr. B.
favored the plurality rule, and on the ballot
which resulted in the election of Mr. Banks, he
did not vole at all. This docs not prove satis
factory to the Democracy they say he should
have voted fair aud square for Aiken, without
asking any questions ; that by not voting, he
favored the election of Mr. Banks; and that
the success of this gentleman is attributable
to, and the responsibility of it rests upon .Mr.
Barclay. He is truly an unfortunate man, and
it remains to be seen whether he will bo able
to explain matters to the satisfaction of his
Democratic constituents. Oue thing, howev
er, seems to be reduced toa certainty : bis fate
is sealed,' and when his present term expires
he will bo laid beneath the political sod, un
honored and tinpiticd.
The Democratic Mass Meeting held last
night in the Court House, was a "one-horse"
affair a magnificent failure composed, as
"we are assured, of a couple dozen of the Uh
terrified, and the remaindsr of tickled Know
Xothings. Gen. Pierce, the Xebraska bill,
the President's course in relation to Kansas,
and all that kind of thing, was endorsed, . and
the faithful were urged to "leave no stone
unturned" that would in any way aid in secu
ring the success of the party in the approach
ing contest., . . : 4 ,
Senator Brown, of Philadelphia, ha3 intro
duced a bill in the Senate, which is thought
will be more acceptable to that body than the
One offered by Judge TY'ilkins. It will be seen
that itmakes wise discriminrtion between city,
borough and country wants. It provides that
"no storekeeper shall sell less than five gallons
of vinous, spirituous, malt or brewed liquors,
or any mixture thereof; nor shall the keeper
of any restaurant, eating house, oyster house
or cellar, theatro or any other placo of enter
tainment, amusement or refreshment, sell in
any quantity; brewers and distillers shall be
licensed agreeably to the act of April 10th,
1819, but shall pay three times the rates there
in fixed. This act shall not apply to impor
ters selling imported liquors, but their license
is to be increased three-fold. ' Nor shall the
act apply to druggists or apothecaries com
pounding liquors upo physicians' prescrip
tions, or selling for manufacturing, mechani
cal or chemical purposes. License to sell shall
be granted only to citizens of temperate habits
and good moral character. The licenses to be
granted by Courts of Quarter Sessions, and
the applications to give public notice very
much as heretofore, but with additional res
trictions. . Every licensed hotel in cities,
towns and boroughs, to have at least six bed
rooms and twelve beds; and in the country,
four bedrooms and eight beds, for the use of
travellers the applicant to give bond, &c, in
$1,000. Venders of wines, malt or distilled
liquors, arc thus classed where annual sales
amount to $20,000 and upwards, a license of
$350; $8,000. and less than $10,001, $250 ;
$G,000 and less than $8,000, 2.00 ; $4,000 and
less than $0,000, $150; $2,000 and less than
S4,000, $100; less than $2,000, $5.0 ; no li
cense to be granted for less than the last nam
ed sum. Hotels are to be thus classed and ra
ted according to tho estimated yearly rental :
$10,000 or more, a license of $1,000; $8,000
and less than $10,000, $800; $0,000, $000 ;
$4,000, $400; $2,000, $300; $1,000, $200;
$500, $100; $300, $75; under $000, tho li
cense sliall be $50. In Pittsburg and Alleghe
ny no license shall be granted for less than
$100, nor in the county towns and boroughs,
for less than $75. The Courts are prohibited
from granting more licenses than exceed the
population of one to every 200 taxables in the
city and county towns andJjoroughs ; and a
number in the countrv.
Proclamation ox Kansas. Prcs't. Pierce
has issued a Proclamation on Kansas, invoking
"all good citizens to promote order by render
ing obedience to law" meaning, of course,
that all shall submit to the enactments of the
Missouri mob-Legislature of Kansas. Com
menting on this movement of the President to
aid tho Missouri bullies, while professing to
aid the people of tho Territory, the National
Intelligencer says: "The Government paper of
yesterday contained an Executive Proclama
tion which, for the information of our readers,
we transfer to our columns. Following on the
heels of his recent special Message to Congress
on the same subject, it is evidence that the
President anticipates something like civil war
in the land of vaunted "squatter sovereignty,"
and is preparing to meet the crisis. It is
proof, also, of another tiling, which perhaps
the President docs not discern so clearly; and
that is, the political error which lias brought
these troubles upon him and upon the country.
Surely, never has any false step of Govern
ment in our brief history, if in the history of
any free country, been so fruitful of evil of
unmixed, uncompensated evil as the uncalled
for repeal of the Missouri Compromise. And
now the President is endeavoring, with the
best intentions no doubt, to avert one of its
disastrous consequences .by a Proclamation
What a sight, in this free Republican country,
to behold an Executive Proclamation forbid
ding civil war! We most devoutly hope it
rcny have the effect; but we fear that men who
are aiming rifles and revolvers at each other's
fraternal breasts will be little disposed to heed
the President's admonitions. And then should
he find it necessary to interpose the military
power of the General Government and that
must be the next step what a state of things
shall we not then present to tho world and to
the country! Is it not enough to make angels
weep to see so happy, harmonious, peaceful a
country blessed in every element of national
and domestic happiness as was this only two
short years ago suddenly, by one mad and
perverse act, converted into an universal arena
of discord and of threatened commotion?"
Xew IlAMrsniKE. Both parties seem to be
giving their best energies to carry" N. Hamp
shirethe first battle-ground in the campaign
of 1856. The Americans and Republicans
have nominated Gov. Metcalf for re-election,
and an immense mass meeting was held at
Concord recently, at which addresses were de
livered by Senators Hale, Bell, Amos Tuck,
and others. The Democrats are also sending
their heaviest artillery to the field. Senator
Wheeler, and Congressmen Orr, Cobb, Lane,
and others, have been stumping it for the Ad
ministration party, and 'Wells, their candidate
for Governor, is conducting the campaign most
vigorously. As the election comes oil before the
Cincinnati Convention, Pres't Pierce has much
at stake on the result. Everything looks as
tho' Xew Hampshire would open the ball by
giving the Xebraska party a signal defeat.
Swearing 'Em. The Democracy, who have
such a great aversion to "Oath-bound political
organizations," it would seem, are a very con
sistent set of individuals "over the loft."
At the recent Democratic Convention in Phil
adelphia, the following oath was administered
to all tho members beforo they were permitted
to take their seats :
"I do hereby solemnly swear or affirm that
I am not, and do not intend to become, a mem
ber of any political organization, secret or o
pen. which proscribes any of our fellow citi
zens on account of birth place or religion."
The reporter, of the Times was expelled to
prevent an accurate report of their proceed
ings being published. After all hands' were
sworn, the Convenlion elected delegates to
the Xational Convention all favorable to Buchanan.
Whereas indications exist that public tran
quility and the supremacy of the law in the
Territory of Kansas are endangered by the rep
rehensible acts or purposes of persons, both
within and without the same, who propose to
direct and control its political organization by
force : It appearing that combinations have
been formed therein to resist the execution of
tho territorial laws, and thus, in effect subvert
by violence all present constitutional and legal
authority. It also appearing that persons re
siding without tho Territory, but near its bor
ders, contemplate armed intervention in the
affairs thereof : It also appearing that other
persons, inhabitants of remote States, arc col
lecting money, engaging men, md ..providing
arms for the same purpose : And it further
appearing that combinations within the Terri
tory are endeavoring, by the agency of emis
saries and otherwise, to induce individual
States of the Union to intervene in the affairs
thereof in violation of the Constitution of the
United States :
'And whereas, all such plans for the determi
nation of the future inst itutions' of the territo
ry, if carried into action from within the same,
will constitute the fact of insurrection ; and if
from without, that of invasive aggression, and
will in either case justify and require the for
cible interposition or the whole power of the
General Government, as well to maintain the
laws of the Territory as those of the Union.
Xow, therefore, I, Franklin Tierce, Presi
dent of tho United States, do issue this ray
proclamation to command all persons engaged
in unlawful combinations against the constitu
ted authority of the territory of Kansas or of
the United States to disperse and retire peace
ably to their respective abodes, and to warn
all such persons that any attempted insurrec
tion in said territory, or aggressive intrusion
into the same, will be resisted, not only by the
employment of the local militia, but also b;
that of any available forces of the U. States,
to the end of assuring immunity from vio
lence, and full protection to the persons, pro
perty, and civil rights of all peaceful and law
abiding inhabitants of the Territory.
If, in any part of the Union, the fury of fac
tion or fanaticism, inflamed into a disregard of
the groat principles of popular sovereignty,
which, under the Constitution, are fundamen
tal in the whole structure of our institutions,
is to bring on the country the dire calamity of
an arbitrament of arms in that territory, it
shall be between lawless violenco on one side,
and conservative force on the oth wielded
by legal authority of the general government.
I call on the citizens, both of adjoining and
of distant States, to abstain from unauthoriz
ed intermeddling in the local concerns of the
territory, admonishing them that its' organic
law is to bo executed with impartial justice ;
that all individual acts of illegal interference
will incur condign punishment ; and that any
endeavor to intervene by organized force will
bo firmly withstood.
I invoke all good citizens to promote order
by rendering obedience to the law; to seek re
medy for temporary evils by peaceful means ;
to discountenance and repulse the counsels
and tho instigations of agitators and disorgan
izes; and to testify their attachment to their
country, their pride in its greatness, their ap
preciation of the blessings they c:ijoy, and
their determination that republican institu
tions shall not fail in their hands, by co-operating
to uphold the majesty of the laws, and
to vindicate the sanctity of the Constitution.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set
my hand, and caused the seal of the United
States to be affixed to these presents.
Doue at the City of Washington, the elev
enth day of February, in tho year of
our Lord one thousand eight hundred
seal and fiftysix, and of the Independence
of the United States the eightieth.
By the President :
W. L. Maugy, Secretary of State.
Affairs is Kansas. Authentic information
has been received from various sourccrs that
an overwhelming force of the citizens -of Mis
souri were organizing upon the borders of
Kansas, for the purpose of invading the Ter
ritory, demolishing the towns, &c. Prepara
tions were made to resist the invaders, and
aid has been solicited from the Governors of
Ol;io and Xew York.
A letter writer from Lawrence, dated Jan
uary 25th, to the Xew Yorli.Times, says
Last night, about sixty men were detailed
from the different companies, and a party put
at eacli of our fortifications. Cabins were has
tily thrown up within tho entrenchments,
stoves prepared, and they are now boarding
themselves in soldierlike order. The fortat tho
foot of Massachusetts street is circular, about
100 feet in diameter, made of earth and tim
bers thrown up about seven feet high ; witha,
walk about four feet wide upon the top. Up
on this circle wo have a soldier in full uniform",
walking night and lay, giving our town some
thing of a military appearance. Generals Ro
binson and Lane are constantly in the Council
Chamber, with other subordinate officers.
The whole movement of the enemy is so
shrouded in mystery that we know not how to
speak for the future. Wo can only provide
for defence as well as in our power i then,
"trust in God and keep ur powder dry." A
campaign cannot be kept up now as easily as
in December. Then, our harvest was just over,
the weather was mild, and men could leave
their families for a few days without their suf
fering. Xow, provisions, money and wood
are scarcer, and many who came before to our
aSd could not fee urged to do so agaiu without
paying them in advance, so that their families
would not suffer in their absence. Wc havo
started men to day to different parts of the ter
ritory, to expose our dangers, and charge them
to be ready at an hour's notice. . ,
To allCoxcerned. Having' purchased the
books of the establishment with the Journal
office, all unpaid accounts are to be settled
with the present proprietor. We mention this
fof the information of those interested.
The "Harry Hotspurs" of the Virginia Le
gislature have been working themselves into a
terrible passion over the fact that a citizen of
Virginia, named Parsons, was arrested in our
State, last fall, on 'a charge - of attempting to
kidnap a colored poison. Mr. 'Parsons under
took, It seems, without process of law, to cap
ture a negro whom he alleged to be his uncle's
slave, but vas resisted Jy several persons and
frustrated in his design. Subsequently, Mr.
Parsons, as ho should have been for proceed
ing without lawful authority, was arrested on
a charge of attempting to kidnap. Ho was
then talton before a committing -.Magistrate,
and held in $2,000 to' appearand answer beforo
the .Court, which commenced its session on
the Monday following the act for which Mr.
Parsons was arrested. At that term of the
Court, on the bath of several witnesses who
swore that the negro was a free man, the Grand
Jury of Blair county found a true bill against
Parsons, whereupon he gave bail iu the sum of
$1,000 himself, and two sureties in a like a
mount, to answer the charge of attempting to
kidnap a free man, at the term of the Blair
County Quarter Sessions, which commenced
on tho Fourth Monday of January, 1850. The
c.isc came on at the term of the Court desi"--nated,
and after a fair hearing and impartial
trial, as Pennsylvania Courts and Juries know
bow to give, "without fear, favor or affection,"
unawed and unawablc by threats from any
quarter, Parsons was acquitted of tho charge,
aid discharged from custody.
So much for the. history of the case. Xow
for a glimpse at the "chivalric" action of the
Virginia Legislature. The language they use
is mere bombast and ridiculous fal-de-ral.
The whole act is laughable in its ridiculous
ness, and if it had not been gravely entertain
ed and gravely passed by ona branch of tho
Legislature of . Sovereign State of this Con
federacy, would meet with but little notice.
The Fourth Section of the Act as it passed the
House of Delegates, provides as follows, viz:
"Sec. 4. If the said James Parsons, Jr.,
shall hereafter be arrested and. imprisoned up
on tho charge aforesaid, or shall be arrested,
tried aud convicted upon the same, and sen
tenced to the penitentiary of tho State of Penn
sylvania, or bo therein confined, the Governor
of Virginia is directed to demand his imme
diate surrender and release f&pm tho proper
authorities, of Pennsylvania, and in default
thereof, shall cause the writ of habeas corpus
to be applied for, and such other proceedings
to be had as to him shall seem best on his be
half, And if the said writ and proceedings
shall not effect the release of said James Par
sons, Jr., in such time as the Governor shall
deem reasonable under the circumstances, then
it shall be tho duty of the Governor, and ho
is hereby directed to make proclamation of the
fact, and within ten days after said proclama
tion 'ha is directed to seize and imprison jn
tha jail or penitentiary all citizens, and to
seize and hold all property of the State of
Pennsylvania, and all property of the citizens
of said State, until the release and surrender
by the proper authorities of sail State of the
said James Parsons, Jr., and his property from
all liability, by reason of tho prosecution or
conviction for tho charge aforesaid, or any
other charge against him, on account of any
conduct connected with the attempt male by
him to recover the slave aforesaid. And uutil
the payment of such demands as the said Jas.
Parsons, Jr., may have sustained by reason of
said prosecution, trial and imprisonment, and
m all proceedings under this act, and for the
enforcement of the provisions of the law, the
Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia
sliall have full power aud authority to call up
on and demand the services of all civil and
military officers of the State and all private
citizens whatsoever arc required under the
penalty of misdemeanor, to obey the call and
command of tho Executive authority."
St. Valentine's Dav. Last Thursday, the
14th, was St. Valentine's day. Valentine was
a Christain teacher at Rome, iu the time of
the Emperor Claudius II., nearly sixteen cen
turies ago. Claudius pcrsccuacd the Chris
tians, and put many to death. ValeiiJ-ine assitcd
the Christians and tried to. save their lives,
lie was himself arrested and sent to the pre
fect of Rome, who tried every means by
threats and promises to induce Valentine to
renounce his religion, Ho refused to do so.and
was condemned to be beaten with clubs, and
then beheaded. He was executed on the lith
of February, in the vear 270 of the Christian
era. Ho was cannonized, has for many centu
ries been called St. Valentine, and his mime
celebrated in the churches as an illustrious
martyr. Centuries ago it used to be a custom
to mako a kind of lottery, in which the names
of girls were put and drawu out by the boys.
More recently it is the tradition that the birds
choose their mates on that day, and boys are
now only allowed by custom to send Valentines
by mail. It is a custom often abused, and its
use attended with a good deal of exponse to
the Post Office Department. . Millions are un
doubtedly mailed every year,one-third of which
at least go to the dead-lottcr office. However,
tltat will not be the case this year. If birds
choose their mates, and marry on St-Valentine's
Day this year, they will have rather a
chilly time for that interesting process. Even
the migratory birds havo been overtaken by a
very severe winter at tho sunny South. Yet,
tradition hath it that even they must choose
their mates on the 14th of this month or re
main single for a year. ..
Contested Seats ix Congress. On Thurs
day last, Col. Florence presented the memori
al of A. II. Reedcr, contesting the seat of J.
S. Whitfield as Delegate from Kansas, to the
nouse. It states that the pretended election
of Whitfield, in October last, was absolutely
void, being without any valid law or qualified
voters to sustain it, aad that ho was elected by
non-residents and other illegal Toters. The
memorial, with others, contesting the seals of
Mr. Allen, of Illinois, Mr. Gallagos, of Xew
Mexico, and Mr. Eustis, of Louisiana, was re
ferred to the Committee on Elections.
From N. Y. Christain Advocate
Some weeks ago we called the attention of
our readers to the subject of convents, aud we
were gratified to find that jour remarks and
suggestions met with a most favorable recep
tion,' and were very extensively 'circulated
through the weans of other journals, religious
and secular. We have waited patiently 'for
some movement in our state legislature toward
embodying in laws the undoubted sentiment
of the people on this subject: but wo have wai
ted in vain. Our legislators are as much afraid
of responsibility as theChincse,and they shi ink
from the very acts which, if performed, would
give them the popularity for which they sigh.
There is but littlj mauliness among our public
men. They seek to be only the unthinking,
irresponsible indices of party. They hope that
their official conduct may bes satisfactorily ne
gative, and that at the next canvass there will
le no wrong that is, independent action to
charge them witlil They do not aspire to lead
the public mind ; they only hope to follow it,
and, like the timid apostle, they follow afar
off, keeping a relative position, which v ill war
rant them to hurrah for a victory, while it will
give them a good start in a retreat. More than
anything else they dread to meet the cry of
persecution. By the threat of this the great
American party has already been overawed,
and the reformers whom the mighty surge of
American feeling lilted into public place have
found the fiery patriotism that glowed so fierce
ly in the council-room, damped ;aid chilled al
most to extinction iu the ungcnial region of
legislative publicity- The Americans, the Pro
testants, the freemen of the country must try
again. Men who can do nothing in public as
semblies have no business there. Let them re
turn to the quiet Walks of domesticAfe, which
many of them are well calculate to pursue
with advantage to themselves aui;!ie commu
nity. The times require other tiW in public
places "men who fear God, anLj"iIy God.
Having appealed in vain to prf legislature,
wc now appeal to tho people. l ll jour will,
men of America, that women shall bo held in
slavery, by foreign priests, h your midst ?
There are scattered over our4try hundreds
of strongly walled and brred houses, into
which young women are arf'fuHy invelgled,and
fiom which they are not permitted to depart.
In these places their lives are one continual
scene of oppression, cruelty outrage and dis
grace. The torments inflicted by Spanish in
quisitors were humane, contrasted with tho
cruelties of tho convents. To them there was
at least a speedy end. By the force of their
very violence they tfere brief, and under sharp
bodily pain the soul was often exalted to al
most seraphic grandeur. In the convent, soul
and body are racks J by ingenious contrivanc
es, until the one becomes exausted of sensibil
ity, and tho other ol nervous energy ; and the
lively, romantic girl, pure from her mother's
hearth, is transformed into a soulless thing ;
with' affections dead at the root, with the mind
broken at its'spriugs ; a 2assive living corpse
in the hands of the priestly ghouls, who havo
made her this. We will not insult you by ad
ducing proofth.it all this, and more is true.
You can read, and you have read, and you
have thought too, about this matter until yon
need no stitcmeut cf evidence , to determine
your judgment. The book of Miss Buukley,
if there were no other, is abundantly sufficient.
It is a plain statement of facts, which bears
the stamp of truth so certainly, that no unpre
judiced reader can read it and doubt its perfect
faithfulness. It corroborates all that wc should
reasonably infer, had wc no positive testimo
ny; it is corroborated by the official reports of
Catholic authorities, and by many other wit
nesses, who, like herself, have been so happy
as to escape from tho coils of priestly art and
the barbarity of priestly lust. We have noth
ing in bar of all this but the simple denial of
the parties accused of this horrible wickedness.
Shall tiiesc dreadful places remain among
us, and sha'l they be i.njicria in impcrio, sov
ereign estates cf the priests, within which
there shall be no law but their own will ? This
is the question for you to decide. God made
man the protector of women, and there is no
obligation laid upon him by his Creator which
an American is so ready to fulfil. Vet here in
America there are hundreds of women inveig
led into places where they are unprotected by
the law. Their very names are changed, and
thus the register of their baptism is virtually
effaced. They have ceased to live to society.
They are no longer components of it. Walls
and tars prevent escape. They are entombed;
shut in from all aid, from sympathy, from pro
tection of law, the foul work of prostrating the
will and perverting the morals is begun. Day
after day, with persevering art, it i continu
ed. Hounds do not so remorselessly pursue
the hare as the priests and accomplice nuns
hunt down and worry out the wretched victim,
lured from her father's house by wily agents of
U'.esc dons of silent, unrestricted wickedness.
What will you do about it ? All this mon
strous wickedness is powerless to resist the ex
pression of your will. We would not have you
interfere with religious rights or even super
stitions; wo would have you vindicate the sov
ereignty of your laws amlbring, every woman
in the land under their protection. Wc would
have you reennex convents to the United
States; and not suffer independent Pashalics
to bo established here, within tbe domains of
which Oriental despotism may lord at pleasure
over helpless women. Wo would let the law
into the inmost chamber of that ecclesiastical
web, and thrust it between the bottle spiders
and their prey. The way is easy and sure.
Let public meetings be called immediately,
to consider this subject. Let petitions be
drawn up and circulated, demanding tho ne
cessary legislation. These will bo sign
ed by almost all to whom they are presented,
and a wonderful energy will suddenly be inT
fused into our legislators. We would recom
mend the formation, throughout the couatry,
of "a league for tho protection of worneu,"
which should ascertain the sense of the com
munity and secure the expression of it.
All this would be unnecessary if wc had in
tho Legisla turcs of ihn .. ...
, . '"""wj "men with
bones m fhem." It would only be necessary
for one to move for a committee to Inquira
whether any legislation is required for tho bet
ter protection of women. The committee one.
raised, there would bo no difficulty in devising
and procuring proper laws, provided the com
mittee should be men fit for tho times.
Anw-Xational Administration Statu Con
vention. Tho undersigned, Members of ti.
Legislature of Pennsylvania, having been so.
iicitea ty their fellow-citizens, in different
parts of the Commonwealth", to devise a plan
oi unitca action, by which all opposed to thi
destructive policy aud principles of tho Xa
tional Administration may co-operate in tho
support of a State Ticket, respectfully invite
all who are in fAvor of such a movement, to as
semble in City and County Conventions on the
10A of March next, to elect Delegates equal in
number to their representation in the State
Seitc and House of Representatives, to a Con
vention to be held at Hakbisbiko', on the 2Gth
of the same month, for the purposo of nomina
ting candidates for Auditor General, Canal
Commissioner, and Surveyor General, to be
supported at the ensuing fall election, and to
take such other political action as may be ne
cessary to the crisis.
R. B. M'Comb, J. W. Killinger, James J.
Finney, Henry Souther, Henry C. Pratt, Sam
uel Kerr, K. Haines, William Hamilton, Sam
uel Caldwell, J. Dock, C. L. Ilunsecker, Del
oruvi Imbrio, John Wright, A. W. Crawford,
J. Henry Wintrode, Jonas Agustiuc, G.J.
Ball, T. L. Baldwin, W. A- Barrv, D. Phelps.
Daniel Lott, David Mumma, Jr., James L. Sel
lers, John C. Flennikcn, David Mellingor,
II. Gaylord, and J. Brown.
Ilarrisburg, February 13, 1850.
Interesting irom Mexico. The Panam
Herald, Feb. 5, says ; By way of Acapulca w
have dates from the capital of Mexico to tho
10th of January.
Two attempts at new revolutions havo been
discovered ; one attempting to establish, for
the third time, an imperial government, and
calling to the throne the eldest son of tho de
ceased Emporer, Don Augustus Iturbide, an I
in the event of his failure, Senor Haro y Ta
mcriz, ex-Minister of State, in whose posses
sion documents havo been discovered relating
to this subject.
The object of tho other is to depose General
Ccmonfort froni tho Presidency, and re-estab- ;
lish the statute laws and piivilegas which the
Alvarez revolution demolished.
Several persons have already been bunished,
with a view of discovering the mover In tfceso
revolutions, and among them Senor Ilaro j
Tameriz. -
The supreme government has lsened a ds-
cree subjecting Don Antonio Lopez do SanU
Anna to the docision of the Supremo Court of
Justice, for having sold tho national lands, for
not having subjected tne treaty or ilesr.ia to
tho inspection of tho Council, for having ap- ,
propriatcd to himself a part of the indemnifi
cation, and for having ordered the atrocitic
which wore committed in the war ot the South
and of Michoacan.
The property of Santa Anna remains at tho
disposal of tho Supremo Court, sulject to the .
decision of the tribunal.
Tho ex-Ministers, ex-Governors, and Com
manders General of the dictator, are also to
be similarly judged. The military chiefs who
have committed extortions or inhuman acts
are to undergo a military trial.
There are other items in tho decree, not of
much importance.
The decree has been issued at the urgent de-
public opinion, and has been issued ince tho
triumph of the Ayutla revolution.
The steamer Panama arrived at Fanama on
the 1st of February, with fourteen passengers
and $23,000 in specie from Mazatlan. Th
purser reported a follows : The Pacific Mail
Steamship Company's steamer Panama, F. R.
Baby, commander, from San Francisco, Jan.
12. arrived at Mazatlan, Jan 20 : left same day
at 6, P. M.; arrived 22d at San Bias. Found
in nnrt f hr Am hi bald Gracie and Rebecca Ad-
A - -
ams; tho prisoners wero onshore; left same
evening, and arrived on the 25th at Manranil
la ; left same day. On the 28th arrived at Ac
apulca, and left same day for Panama."
Tho JornNAf. is published every Wednesday,
at O.vb Dollar and Fiftv Cents pr annum in
advance, or Two Dollahs within the year.
Advertisements inserted at fifty cents per equare,
for the first, and twcnty-Cve cents for each nddi--tional
insertion. A liberal deduction mada t
those who advertise by the quarter, or year.
The ;Tcrins' will bo strictly adhered to.
JCo paper discontinued without payment of ar
rearages, unless at the option ot the publisher.
3leui ili)neri5rnirnt
i"SOOKS. Those having in their posscsiiori
i books belonging to tho undersigned, are r-
nnnctn, t.A rrlnrn them immOUiaiai V.
fcbSO H. li- SWOOPE.
CLEARFIELD LODGE No. 193 I. 0. of 0.
F. meets every Saturday evening, at fi o'
clook, at their Hall in Merrell A Carter's new buil
ding on Second street. feb20
SALE. A well finished house and two lots, in
the borough of Clearfield, in a most desirablo lo
cation, will be sold on easy terms, if application bo
made immediately. Inquire at this office.
feb20 It. . '
Ihe partnership heretofore existing between
James M. Kelly and Wni. RJijckinson, trading
under the name of Kelly A Djon, is this day
by mutual consent dissolved.
fllcn Hope. Feb. 13, 1S36. -
V Tho subscriber offers for silo his valuable!
farm, situate two miles from Curwensville, on tho
River road leading to Lumber City ; said farm con-.
taining 105 acres, sixty acres clearod, under good
cultivation, tho balance well timbered; with a
good barn, new plank dwelling house, and a good
bearing orchard thereon, and is well watered. Fo
further information enquire of tho rub-oriber
in on tho premiss. SIMON TUOXTSOKi .
February 20, 1853 $m .
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ieis, jonn r erguson, David Tagrart, J. II.
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