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-' fl. B. mOW, EDITOR A5D PROPRIETOR. 'J J
CLEA RFIELD. PA., DEC. 26, 1860.
; - , '. COXING OUT BOLDLY.
" We like to see a man sailing under bis tree
colors ; we know, then, where to find him, and
how to meet him. We confess, therefore,
'that it is a satisfaction to find the editor of the
, Clearfield Republican, the organ of the Breck-
inridge Democracy, expressing his opinion of
-Nogro Slavery in snch terms as will admit of
"no doubt. I In his last issue, he says ; r .
. t Tha 1 1 he ed i tor f of t he Journal may not m i s
vrepresent ns hereafter, we will here say that we
t believe slavery to be of Divine origin, and defy
. him and all other Abolitionists, in this or any
other country, to disprove it by the Bible."
--There Is no trouble about understanding
language like that. . It' is plain, nneqnivocal
and pointed. We believe slavery to be of
," Divine ongin !" are the words of our neigh
.bor, and so firmly is be convinced of the cor
rectness of his belief in the "blessed, chris
tianizing institution," that he "defies" us and
all other Abolitionists," as be is pleased to
call those who do not agree with him, "to dis
" prove it by the Bible." Rather sharp, that,
we should say, in the editor of the Republi
can : , He makes a broad assertion, and then
-asks others to "disprove" it, or admit that he
Is right, instead of himself producing the evi
dence necessary to establish what, he avers
-Having laid down a proposition, he should first
present his own arguments before asking oth
ers to controvert them., ,If he does this, and
Jbercby convinces the Christian world that
slavery is the normal condition of the negro
that it is of "Divine origin" and expressly de
aigned to secure Sambo's temporal and spir
itual welfare he will accomplish what all oth
ers have failed to do. At the same time, he
night give us bis opinion on free white labor.
Is that not also of "Divine origin?" If it is,
can1 he enlighten as as to the purpose of an
all-wise Providence in permitting two such ad
Terse systems to grow up in one conntry 1 .
' But, the question arises, does the editor of
the Republican really wish to enter into a con
troversy on this subject with as humblo an in
dividual as ourself 1 : We think not, for in im
mediate connection with the sentence above
quoted, be says : " Call in your Beeeher,
Chapin & Co., if you please, and we will see
how soon you mast discard the Bible to car
si ry your point." So it is very clear that he
is after larger game. He wants foeraen more
"worthy of his steel!" He wants to enter the
lists against that "generation of vipers," "hyp
ocrites" and "wrong-doers," as he recently
designated all preachers of the Gospel who
xpress opinions adverse to those he entcttains
about slavery. We imagine that "Beeeher,
Chapin & Co.," when they are made acquaint
ed with the challenge of our valorous neigh
bor, will "shake in their boots ;" in fact, we
think, if the material of their pedal coverings
will withstand the shock to which they cannot
fail to be subjected, the manufacturer will be
justly entitled to a medal ot the largest dimen
sions." Indeed, we fear the theological and
rhetorical reputation of "B., C. & Co." is in
imminent jeopardy, and we would advise them
to effect a "coompromise," by which they
may escape the public hnmilftion and disgraco
which now st ares them in the face.
Stand Firm ! Be True ! We hear tho re
mark made frequently by Democratic politi
ians that, in tho present disordered state of
the conntry, the Republicans ought to "re
trace their steps !" Why J we should like to
know, j Have we done anything amiss ? Is
there anything wrong in electing a Republican
President? Were not the principles of our
party well understood ? Do we propose to use
any but lawful and constitutional means to es
tablish any policy we advocate ? We ask for
nothing that is not clearly right we have
nothing to apologize for, nothing to take back,
as a party. We believe we are engaged in a
just cause, and shall we now, because traitors
threaten to break np the Union degrade our
manhood by calling back tho routed enemy
and basely surrender all we have gained by
our victory? Wo say, Neve!; Let us bo
trne to nr country and our principles. Let
us stand firm as the eternal hills upon the Re
publican platform, and turn this Government
back fnto the channel in which the framers of
tbe Constitution originally placed it. Trea
son, encouraged by the President and his ad
visers, is , stalking unblnshingly through the
land, and no reasonable concessions that could
bo; made by the North would In tho least
change tbe purpose of those who hare deter
mined at all hazards to destroy tbe Govern
ment. The only thing, then, that Republicans
can do is to maintain their position with un
wavering firmness. If the Secessionists suc
ceed in tbeir mad designs, tbe fault is not ours j
it lies with those in power.' Had Mr. Buchan
an performed his duty at tho outstart had he
complied with tbe withes of Generals Scott
and Cass to have tbe Chsrleston forts proper
ly manned there would have been little, and,
probably, none of the present trouble; ' - '
The Pennsylvania Legislature meets on the
first Tuesday, 1st day of January. The elec
tion of a U. S. Senator, to succeed Mr. Bigler,
will take place on tbe second Tuesday, 8th
day. On the third Monday a'State Treasurer
will.be elected. Tho'inaifguration of tbe new
Governor, Co?. CurtlD,, will a Uke place on
Tuert tbe loth. ,' '., . ; . f .
Tbe notable " Secession Convention met at
Columbia, Sooth- Carolina, on the 17th Dec. j
and; was permanently .organized by tho ap
pointment of Mr. Jamison, as President, who
opened tbe proceedings in a brief speech, in
which he prayed that God might help the State.
Most of the day was occupied in calling over
the list of members, appointing committees,
and discussing a resolution to adjourn to
Charleston, in consequence of the prevalence
of the small pox in Columbia, .in an epidemic
form. The Convention finally adjourned to
Charleston, where the members met. ,jn. the
following day, and proceeded to. business.
Resolutions for the appointment of Commit
tees on Forefgn Relations,' on" Commerce,'"ori
the Property of the United States in South
Carolina, and on the Postal : Arrangements,
were discussed and adopted; Mr. Miles, mem
ber of Congress, gave an assurance that the
President would not reinforce Fort Moultrie,
adding that he (the President) had been noti
fied that the moment he attempted to seud re
inforcements the fort would be taken by the
people of South Carolina. A number of oth
er propositions were submitted and debated.
On tbe 19th, a resolution was offered setting
forth that the causes which are about to sep
arate South Carolina from the Union, "ema
nated from States north ot Mason & Dixon's
line, which use hireling labor only." Some
discussion was had on the resolution, after
which Mr. Inglis, from the Committee to pre
pare an Ordinance to dissolve the Union be
tween Sonth Carolina and the United States
reported the following : '. .
We, the people of the State of South Car
olina, in convention assembled, do declare and
ordain, and it is hereby declared and ordained,
that the ordinance adopted by us in conven
tion on tbe 23d day of May, in the year of our
Lord 1788, whereby the Constitution of the
United States of America was ratified ; and
also all acts and parts of acts of the General
Assembly of this State ratifying amendments
of the said Constitution are hereby repealed,
and that tbe union now subsisting between
South Carolina and the other States, under
the name of the United States of America,
is hereby dissolved.
The ordinance was taken up and passed u
nanimously, by a vote of 169.
As soon as its passage was known without
the doors of the Convention, it rapidly spread
on the street among the crowd collected, and
was hailed with immense cheering, and the
news telegraphed to tho members of Congress
at Washington immediately. -
TbeConvention appointed Messrs. Barnwell,
Adams and Orr as Commissioners to proceed
to Washington to treat with tbe Government
for the acknowledgment of the independence
of South Carolina, and for an equitable divi
sion of the public property.
; . Wade Johnson Lane. We publish on
our outside a telegraphic abstract of the speech
of an ultra Republican, "old Ben Wade," of
Ohio j and in the . inside that of a Southern
Democrat, Andrew Johnson, of Tennessee.
Read them carefully, and see how nearly pa
triots of the two sections agree. We also in
sert a brief report of the remarks of Joe Lane,
of Oregon, the candidate of the Breckinridge
party for Vice President. - Those who sup
ported him at the election, can derive from
his speech the poor consolation that they vo
ted for a man who justifies the traitors that are
breaking up the Union. - " :
The editor of the Republican thinks we are
"open to improvement" in our "historical re
collections," because an item in our paper
stated that Lincoln had received a large vote
in 'Washington City. As Sam Welter would
say, "Veil, vot of it?" Did we mention in
what State Washington was located ? . We ask
the question with no idea of "getting shut"
of anything our columns may have contained,
but merely to give our neighbor a chance to
display his "historical recollection," by point
ing out its precise locality upon the maps.
It is believed the President will receive tho
South Carolina Commissioners unofficially,
and present their communication to Cocgrcss
for its action, having no authority to entertain
any proposition they may submit, or to enter
upon negotiations with them. As he has en
couraged the secession movement throughout,
he will doubtless extend its representatives
still further aid and comfort. To his imbecil
ity and craven spirit it is indebted for all its
U. S. Senator. Among the names men
tioned in connection with the U. S. Senator
ship, we see those of Ex-Gov. Pollock, Edgar
Cowan of Westmoreland, A. H. Reeder of
Northampton, Morton McMichael of Philadel
phia, David Wilmot of Bradford, Thaddeus
Stevens of Lancaster, Jas. Veech of Fayette,
John II.' Walker of Crawford, Thos. Williams
and J. K. Moorhead of Allegheny, and Samuel
CaUin of Blair county. ' .
, We ate enabled to state in the most positive
terms, that Mr. Lincoln is utterly opposed to
any concession or compromise that shall yield
one iota of the position occupied by the Re
publican party on tho subject of Slavery in
tho Territories, and that be stands now, as he
stood in May last, when he accepted the nom
ination for the . Presidency, square upon iho
Chicago Platform. N. 'Y. Tribune, Dec. 22.
(The Austrian Consul, at Charleston, S. C,
having assured some of the leading seceders
that tbe Emperor of Austria would acknowl
edge ' the independence of South Carolina,
the : Austrian Charge d', Affairs, Chevalier
Hulseman, has immediately informed the
gentlemen, that his Majesty will hereafter try
to get along without his valuable services.
The Washington Xninnnf
carefully examined the laws of the Northern
oiates reiaung to the Fugitive Slave Law, and
finds that Vermont, Massachusetts, Michigan
and Wisconsin are the onlv KtAt mhinh hA
unconstitutional laws about fugitive slaves. ' 1
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1 Messrs. McQueen. Bartram. Rnvcx ani A.h.
more, members of Congress from South Caro
lina, resigned tbeir seats as soon as they wore
ofiicially notified that tbe secession ordinance
was passed, and tbeir State, was how a Nation.
Dec. 19. In tbe Senate, Mr. Johnson (De
mocrat of Tennessee) on his resolutions propo
sing amendments to tbe Constitution said, that
when he gave way yesterday, ho was speaking
of the laws of the North which were in con
flict with the Fugitive Slavo law. He procee
ded to argue -that such laws were unconstitu
tional and nullifying. Tbe Government should
execute tbe laws in every State, and their en
forcement could not be considered an inva
sion. He went on to argue that a State could
not go out ot the union by its own volition,
and said that such was the opinion of the foun
ders ot the Government. Mr. Johnson here
read extracts from the writings of Mr. Madison
to snow that such was the opinion -of Mr. Mad
ison. He quoted also from tletters.of Mir .'! Jef
ferson oh the same subject', to shdw that it was
not necessary to give the Government power
to enforce the laws in" a" State' as they had it
by the", law of nations. Mr. Johnson claim
ed that tbe power to enforce the laws was ex
pressly delegated by the States to the General
Government. . If any State sets itself ud in
opposition to this power, it is aggression and
rcDeinon. it tne Government fails to perform
its duty in this respect, it is at an end. Mr.
Johnson here quoted further from tho opinion
oi nuge .iiar8uau to strengthen his position
He also called attention to the views of Jack
son and Webster on this subject. The Gov
ernment was called into existence by States,
and could not bo broken up by a single State.
1 he Constitution was intended to be nernetual
When Congress (1703), passed a law taxioer
distilleries, a part of the people of Pennsylva
nia resisted, i here was no difference between
that and rcsistanco , by the wholo peoDla of a
State. The talk now is about tbe coercion of
a State only, but be fancied there was no great
distinction to be made. Congress enforced
the laws, but there was no talk about the co
ercion of a State. Mr. Johnson here read from
the proclamation of .Washington to show that
he considered the laws should be enforced and
that the Union was inseparable. , Gen. Wash
ington sent 15,000 men to put down rebellion
That is the way Washington enforced the laws.
Suppose that the whole people of tbe State of
fennsyivania had rebelled, would it not have
been just as constitutional to enforce the laws
against the whole as a part of them ? In 1832
there was another rebellion against the laws ot
the United States. . Mr. Johnson paid a bieh
eulogium to the character of Jackson, wbo was
then. President. lie said that Jackson held
the same views . in regard to the enforcement
of the laws that Washington did, and put re
hellion down. The Government then went on
Now how is it ?,. Tho duties now are the same
the consequences belong to God. He in
tended to discharge his duty, whatever the
consequences may be. nave we not the pow
er to enforce the laws in the State of South
Carolina as well as in the State of Vermont or
any other State? And, notwithstanding tbev
may resolve and declare themselves absolved
from all allegiance to tho Union, yet, it does
not save inem from the compact. If South
Carolina drives out the .Federal Courts from
the State, then the Federal Government has a
right to re-establish the Courts. If she ex
cludes the mails, the Federal Government has
a right and the authority to carry the mails.
If she resists the collection of the revenue in
the port of Charleston, or any other ports, then
me Government has a right to enter and en
force the law. If she undertakes to take pos
session of the property of the Government, the
Government has a right to take all means to
retain that property. And if they make any
effort to dispossess the Government, or to re
sist the execution of the Judicial system, then
South Carolina puts herself in the wrong, and
it is the doty of the Government to see the Ju
diciary faithfully execnted. .. Tea, Sir, faith
fully executed. In December, 180o, South
Carolina made a deed of cession of tbe land
on which these fotls stand a full and free ces
sionwith certain conditions. Tbe Govern
ment complied with I he conditions, and has
had possession of these forts till this day
And now has S. Carolina any right to attempt
to drive the Government from that property ?
If she secedes and makes any attempt of this
kind, does she not come within tho meaning
of the Constitution, where it speaks of levying
wan Ana in levying war, she does what the
Constitution declares to be treason. We may
as well talk of things as they arc, for if anv
thing can be treason, within tho scope ofthe
Constitution, is not levying war upen the Gov
ernment treason ? Is not attempting to take
the property of the Government and expel the
Government soldiers therctrom treason ? Is
not attempting to resist the collection of the
revenue, attempting to exclude the mails, and
driving the Federal-Courts from her borders,
treason r what is it ? I ask, in the name of
the Constitution, what is it ? It is treason,
and nothing but treason ! If a State, by its
own volition, can go out of the Union, what is
theGovernment worth 1 . But under the phrase
"accession," it is declared that South Caro
lina.if she secedes,is no longer a member of the
Union, and, therefore, tho laws and Constitu
tion of the U. S. are inoperative, and she is not
guilty ot any violation. This is a matter of o
pinion. I have tried to show what this doctrine
of Secession is. Madison, who was called the
father of the Constitution,denics this doctrine.
Washington, who is called the father of his
country, denies this doctrine. Jefferson, Web
ster, and Clay, all deny the doctrine, and yet
wo are told to-day that a State can go out of
this great Gonlederacy without any regard to
the woe and misery that may be inflicted upon
the remaining States. If this doctrine be true,
then a State can secede and withdraw. Sup
pose, for instance, that South Carolina has
seceded, and is now out of the Confederacy.
What attitude does she place herself in J
Thore might bo circumstances in which the
States entering into and remaining under the
compact might tolerate I wish to be under
stoodmight tolerate the secession of a State,
she. taking the consequences of the act. But
suppose, by tho secession of a State, air the
remaining States are involved in the disastrous
consequences, then the doctrine comes up,
can a State,without regard to the Constitution,
secede, and so endanger the safety and pros
perity of the remaining States It comes op,
then, whether the States are in condition, or
whether they will tolerate the secession of
South Carolina. . That is a matter to be de
termined by circumstances and by the emer
gency when it comes. And, again, suppose
South Carolina is outside of the Confederacy,
and she forms an allianco with a foreign pow
er with France, Englandor Russia with a
view to ulterior motives, let me ask this coun
try if they dare neglect their duty dare they
let'them do it, under, and In compliance with,
the great law of self-preservation ? . If she was
out of . the Union to-day, and was forming or
about to form an allianco with any foreign
power that would be inimical to our interests,
we would have a right to conquer her yes, to
conquer and hold her as a province. How
long has it b,een since your armies were in
Mexico,' and many of them perished and con
signed to the crave, with no , other winding
sheet than their garments'saturated with
Diooa l now many victories did we win how
many trophies did we bring back ? The coun
try knows!. What did it cost? . It cost one
hundred and twenty millions of dollars. Peace
was made, and an acquisition of territorv
made,' from which California erected herself
into a free aud independent State, and was ad
mitted into the Union, . Now, after having ex-,
pended one hundred and twenty millions of
dollars, with tbe loss of many of our bravest
and best men, and having paid fifteen millions
of dollars for her territory, suppose, now, she
says that she will walk out, of her own,volition.
Texas was engaged in a war of revolution with
Mexico, and achieved her independence. She
applied tor admission, and when admitted,
she was ' oppressed by debt and harrassed by
the Indians on her, borders.;! In 1850 we took
the territory lying to tbe north of her, when
she had not power to protect her citizens, and,
in addition to that, gave her ten millions of
dollars and yet Texas now presumes, upon
her own volition, to walk out of the Union.
Were there no other parties to the compact?
Did we take in California and Texas just to
benefit them ? Nay ; the compact was recip
rocal for the benefif of, the States and having
entered into the compact, they have no right
to withdraw without the consent of the other
States. He referred to the purchase of the
Territory of Louisiana for $15,000,000, protec
ting it while a Territory, and admitting it as a
State into the Union. ' Yet. said he, now it is
claimed Louisiana can go out, and perhaps at
tempt to close the mouth of the Mississippi,
from the Great West. . . ."
Mr. Slidell said that no person in Louisiana
wished to restrict the free navigation of the
Mississippi River. s ., .,,
Mr. Johnson Perhaps there is no wish to
restrict the navigation now, but who cau tell
the change that circumstances may make
These States, before they were admitted into
the Union were held as Territories and prov
inces. Suppose they go out now, what condi
tion do they place themselves in ? Are they
States, or do they go back to the condition of
Territories 7 It was one of tho principles of
the Government to appropriate territory if it
was in danger of being occupied by the ene
mies of the Government, or, if necessary, to
the Government from its geographical position.
Mr. Johnson here quoted the Ostend letter as
setting forth that doctrine in regard to Cuba.
The principle will apply to Louisiana or South
Carolina, it either secede, and thereby endan
ger the Government. , The Government has,
under this principle, to seize and hold them
as provinces.. . Mr. Johnson then referred to
the speech of ex-Governor Manning of South
Carolina, in which he said, "Cotton is king,
and, if necessary, the army and navy of Eng
land and France will be called upon to protect
its culture and transportation." Is this Gov
ernment prepared for a state of things like
this 7 Mr. . Johnson then quoted from the
proclamation of the. Governor of Arkansas,
"about the secret workings by the British
Government in this country to promote dis
union." But is the United States to be told
by a State that the army and navy of England
and France shall be brought here to protect
that State ; Can the Government permit this
without a violation of the law of Bell-preservation?
lias. South. Carolina any. right to
draw her sister States into one common ruin 7
Mr. Johnson here quoted from Govt Gist's
Message and from Mr. Keitt's speeches to show
that such Was the intention. . lie (Johnson)
would tell South Carolina that as far as Ten
nessee was concerned she would not be drag
ged into a Southern or any other Confederacy
until sho had time to consider about it t -He
would also tell the Northern States that Ten
nessee would not bo driven out of tho Con
federacy either. If the Abolitionists wanted
to abolish Slavery, the first step they would
take would be to dissolve the Union. The
existence ol Slavery demands a preservation
of the Union. "What protection will tho bor
der States, have if the Uniou is dissolved,
whose property is at stakr, and whose inter
ests are most endangered 7 If a division were
commenced where would it stop 7 Rather
than see the Government divided into thirty
three petty, wrangling powers,' he would see
it a consolidated Government and consolidated
power. It might occur to the border States
that it was better for them to establish a Cen
tral Republic, instead of going with the Sou
thern States, and form friendly alliances with
the Northern border States. He referred in
eloquent terms to the association of the strug
gle for independence, and the great men of
the different Central States binding them to
gether. . In connection with the idea of a
Central Republic might also occur the idea
how was the capital founded by Washington,
which could not be given exclusively to tho
North or South. , Ho avowd in his place here
he never would enter any Government, North
or South, less democratic than the one under
which we now live never! never! lie read
extracts lrom the newspapers of Columbus,
Ga., suggesting a monarchical Government,
to show that there was a party at the South
in favor of a monarchy, and to ask the South
to consider , what Government it was goiDg
under. Is it not better "to bear the ills wo
have than fly to others we know not of 7" It
might be that some Louis Napoleon was ready
to seize on the reins of the Government.
Tennessee never passed under a less democrat
ic Government. It intended to stand by tbe
Constitution and demand a faitblul perfor
mance of the guaranties. It would not be
driven out of the house built by our forefath
ers. It wanted to stay the rash and precipi
tate action of some portion of the South
which runs to such red-hot madness, and also
mad Abolitionism at the North. He still trus
ted in God that the Union would be preser
ved, and intended to bold to it as a palladium
of civil liberty, as the shipwrecked manner
clings to a plank to save himself. Where is
the grievance that operates upon South Caro
lina 7 Is it because they want to take slaves
into the territory. Both of her Senators said
at tho last session there was no need of it now.
What is tho reason for disunion ? Because
our man was not elected. If Mr. Breckinridge
had been elected, not one would -have wanted
to break up the Union : but Mr. Lincoln . is
elected, and now they, say they will break up
the Union. He said, No.. What was there
to fear 7 Mr. Lincoln was a minority Presi
dent. Let South Carolina send ber Senators
back, and Mr. Lincoln cannot even make a
Cabinet , without the consent of the Senate.
Was he to be such a coward as to retreat when
it was evident tho South had tho power in
tbeir own hands 7 Was he to be so cowardly
as to desert a noble band at tbe North who
stood by the South on principle ? Yet, for a
temporary defeat it is proposed to turn our
backs on them and leave them to their fate.
We have nothing to do but to stand firmly at
our posts like men, and in four years' time
Lincoln and his party will both be burled from
power. What reason, then, is there for de
sertion and the breaking up of tbe Govern
ment 7 He believed that we could obtain all
needed guaranties. He entreated every pat
riot to come forward in the spirit of brother
ly love, to stand around the altar of our com
mon country, to lay the Constitution upon it.
and to swear that the Constitution shall be
maintained and the Union preserved. lie
thought it better to preserve the Union, even
if we had a quarrel with the North sometimes.
It was better to quarrel with the North occa
sionally than to quarrel amonsr ourselves.
Mr. Johnson here - referred to the remark of
the Senator from Georgia . (Iverson) about
some Texas Brutus arising to relieve that State
of. her Governor unless he should conform to
the wishes of the people.. This he eJofjnson
said, does not look much like harmony, He
appealed to tne outb to pause and consider
before they rashly go too far. He earncstlv
appealed to the North to come forward with
proposition of peace, conciliation and con
cession. . They know that Congress has power
to-day to arrest secession and save the Union.
Will they como forward, or desert tbo sinking
ship? For-one be would stand supporting
tbe edifice OT his country as long as human
efforts could last. ' Mr. Johnson closed with a
strpng, earnest, and eloquent appeal for all to
stand by the Constitution and the Union.
Mr. Lank. (Democrat from Oregon,) said
that he eonki not expect to reply to the Sena
tor from Tennessee. There was one thing tbe
old Democracy would not do.; They would
nnt mftrch under the bloodv banner of the Sen-
J ator from Tennessee to trample South Caroli
na under foot. On the contrary, he would una
them ready to meet bim there, and repel his
bloody band. They would say to him, You
shall not subjugate a gallant State, struggling
for her rights rights denied them in the U-
; nion. Applause in the galleries. The Pres
Ident 'elect was elected simply because of bis
hate to tho South. Is it surprisiug, then, that
the gallant State of South Carolina should re
sist 7 lie here served notice on the North
that she cannot carry a united North to
invade a State fighting for her rights. He
knew something of the people of Tennessee,
and he knew that they would not march with
the Seuator (Johnston) in bis bloody march.
He claimed that Washington was a 'seceder
when ho went to Philadelphia and left the
Confederation." ;A Whisky insurrection was
not to bo compared to the action of a Sover
eign State. The issue in the late election was.
the resolutions of the Senator from Mississippi
(Davis). He (Lane) thought that tbe South
ern States bad good reason to complain and
take actionand they would do so w hether it
was liked or not, and he would never draw hisT
sword to coerce them for it. Mr Lane here
read from Mr. Lincoln's speeches to show his
(Lincoln's) hatred of slavery and the South;
The .Senator from Tennessee looked to tbe
question as a matter of dollars and cents, not
' principle. There was no danger of the mouth
of the Mississippi ever being closed up ; it was
against the law of nations. If a dissolution of
the Ucion should come, it will be for tbe rea
son that the Southern States have been de
nied their rights in the Union. ; Where is the
man hardy enough to undertake to collect rev
enue in South Carolina when she has left the
Union ? Such a man would be. the veriest
madman in the world, as to do so would drench
the country in blood. He would say to such,
"Sir, you must meet your bumple servant,
and walk over his dead body before you can
do it." f Applause, and cries of "Good" in
the galleries. . lie looked forward as fondly
as ever. father looked for a beloved son or
daughter to the reconstruction of the Govern
ment. He argued that tho doctrine of "State'
Rights" must prevail, or disunion would fol
low. The Republican party of the North
have inflicted ruin and distress on the coun
try ; and when starving thousands march
through tbeir streets, they must be held re
sponsible. No man loved his country rrtore
than he did. He would lay down his life now
if it would avert the coming troubles. .
Mr. Cr ittenden of Kentucky, offered a res
olution providing for the establishment of a'
line south of which slavery shall exist, and
north of which it shall not.- "Slave traffic be
twe"err the SHateS fo bo lawful. Congress to
have ho power to abolish slavery white it ex
ists in Maryland, and at no time to prevent
members "of Congress from , bringing theif
slaves to the capitol and- there recognizing
them as such, ihe farthful execution of the
Fugitive Slave fciW iff also exacted, and Congress-
is to have ptwer to pay any slave owirtrr
the Value of the property he may lose by re
sistance to the authority of the United States
Marshall, or rescue after arrest. Congress to
be repaid by sueing the coWnty in which' ftje
violence is committed', arid the county t'o re
cover" by sueing the individual rioters. .
' ""PLAYED 0U3."
: The Southern Kansas War farce i chdVtf,
and bat adds one more rrclr chapter to IlVe
annals t Democratic fct'y. - Medary has re
turned fro fhe canmaisrn, sore and disgusted
Gen. Harney, fho American' H"aynan, has had
no taste of Abofitron brood1 to gratify his pal
ate, aud has sent some bis battery and' dra
goons, lie will still have to rest on' hi pre.
vioiis won laurels of gin ok ing India women
and babies to death, siave-whippTn, and San
Juan rashness, i Gen. Frost, with his brave
Missouri volunteers, has left off looking for
Montgomery an scot, to- locking for Judge
V illiams, who at fast accounts', harT got some
where into Central Missouri, and was spending
his time between telegraphing blood and thun
der items to the Easterrr papers, and singing
"Llail Columbia" and the ."Star Spangled
Banner" in tbo negro quarters of his host.
The Fott Riley troops are eBesnrpctf' at Mound
City swearing at being compel fed re camp
out in winter, just alter returnrng front a long
campaign on the plains. Marshal Corb. with
sundry faithful deputies and a detachment of
Bourbon ; county Dark Lantern-ites, ir at
last accounts poking about with a snvall- posse
of troops, rcconnoitering Dr. Jennrsen's
house and safely made- a visit to Montgom
ery's place, after, being Jully satisfied that
Montgomery was not there. Attorney Gener
al Davis! was dancing attendance, ready to
drink a gtysa of grog or pocket a foe. About
a dozen poor fellows had been arrested, taken
to Fort Scott, tried before a Justice, and ac
quitted.' Harney wanted martial law declared.
a;id Medary wouldn't declare it ; whereupon
Harney cursed Medary, and Medary, after
taking an extra chew of tobacco, returned
the compliment. The gallant Shields Guard,
of Leavenworth, are-rejoicing at tbe sober
second thought which saved them from be
coming the general laughing stock of their
neighbors; and their gay Captain has signal
ised the event by tho much more sensible pro
ceeding of getting married. Taken all in all,
this is the most stnpcndous farce over trans
acted in Kansas. Everybody is grining at it.
It has been a perfect God send to the tele
graph lines, and has afforded our poor Demo
cratic editors a more than ordinary chance for
the use of capitals, exclamation points, croco
dile tears, and simulated horror ! Poor crea
tures! how they did gobble up every terrible
item about Montgomery, Jennison t Co!
How many lamentations they uttered over tho
untimely destruction of Fort Scott ! break
ing up of the land sales and tho invasion of
Missouri! Poor, scared Missouri Is out of
pocket about a hundred thousand dollars by
the operation, and her State stocks nre down
to sixty nine cents on the dollar 1 Slave prop
erty is below par all along the border, and the
speculators in that kind of stock are about
making up a purse for Judge Williams.
Walker's raid on Lawrence can no longer en
joy its pro-eminence of folly. Hugh Walsh's
thanksgiving proclamation is no where, by
the side of Williams' telegrams ; ' and Harney
has now sufficiently served his country to re
tire to private life. Lawrence (A"o) Rep.
'- Tub . Peesidential Contest. Lincoln and
Hamlin received the electoral votes of Califor
nia, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Io
wa, Massachusetts, Micbsgan, Minnesota, New
Hampshire, 4 In New Jersey, New York, Ore
gon, "Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont,
Wisconsin in all 180.' , , 1v r , ,
.Breckinridge and Lane carried Alabama,
Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisi
ana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina,
South Carolina, Texas in a II 72. ; . .
Bell and Everett carried Kentucky, Tennes
see and Virginia in all 39. . . . ....... 5
Douglas and Johnson carried Missouri and
3 in New Jersey in all 12.. . ? , i -
A'lvertisrments set t n large type, etts,orout7r "
styl will be cliarged double Viee forsjHxctcrcup '
CAUTION-All persons arc berbrTar,
not to purchase or meddle with the foil 4
property, now in possesaion of Henry Post oMi"8
catur township, to wit: One iron axle waon
black horse and harness, two bay horsea and n'
ness, ;as the same belong to ns. and are iff? r"
him enbjeet to our order. DAN'L AVPrV11
n 1 GAA I . 1 tits.
J- B. AYKKS.
i iioi iiu.,. ine partnership hr
U fore existing between the underieneJ T i
the Foundry Business in the Borough of C'mV
ville, was dissolved on the 7th of December Kn
The books and accounts are in the hands of h i'
Denmark for settlement and collection "
Dee 28,1860-3tp. - D. J. DEXMarV
CAUTION. All perionsareherebvcauMot, i
against purchasing or meddling w'ith i .1
of oxen. 1 cow, 4 calves, 3 hog. 1 cook store i
chairs' 1 clock, 1 sink. 30 yards carpet J T
oil carpet,' 1 bed.-1 ftfn of hay. 1 tnble, I set '
wheels, now in poeVessfCh of John P. Iaie
same were purchased Ky fhe at coim.ibie'g
and only left with said Dale c'n loan. "
- Lnthertburg. Dec. 23, 186(T. R. H. MfX'R"
CA tITION. All persona ore hereby caution S
against pa rdlrasing a Note given bv th.
i-crfber to WaiBiiVg'fon P. Fnlton, dated sometil
?n the week of the September court. I860 cxlv.:
for One hundred and Twenty-five dollars B.T.k.
abouf tfie first of May, 1301, as I hare 'never r.
ccivod value, and will not pay the lame un!.
compelled by Jaw ISAAC TRICE
Kartham, December 2tth. 1S50.
of Administration on the Estate of Ueonre
Dillon, late of Beccari township, Clearfield coiin
ty, Pa., deceased, having Keen granted to the an
dorsijened, all persons indebted to said estate art
required to make immediate payment, and tho
having claim against the same will present thm
properly authenticated for settlement.
: . . JOHN WELD. Jr.
December 1 2fi, lSfiO-fit Administrator.
1 ICE.NSE xNOTICE. The following n.n, '
JLi persons bave filed in the office of the Clerk of
the Court of Quarter Sessions of Clearfield county
their Petitions" for License at the January Session'
lS6i. agreeably to Act of Assembly of March 2S
1856, entitled "An Arto regulate the sale of lY
toxicating Liquors," Ac. .
It. J. Ilayncs, Tavern, Karthaus township.
Branson Davis, Tavern, Lumber-city borough
Oeorge N. Colburn, Tavern. Clearfield lioio'
' O. B. Merrell, Mercantile, Clearfield borough.
Joseph C Brenner-. Tavern. Morrisdale.
A. L Ogdon, Tavern, Lawrence township.
P.T. Ileg&rty, Mercantile, Covington townhip.
; Joseph L, Curby, Tavern, Lumber-city Boru"
Jam&ClooiHj Tavern, Bloom Township.
JOHN L. CUTTLE,
Deo. 26, 1850. , ' Clerk. Qr.
LIST OF CAUSES, for January Terra. 1S61
. (commencing 2d Monday, the 14th day ) '
Lydin Wilson, ti Geo. WilMn'i Ei
Thomas' Stiles, vs" School Di'rs. Woodw
Abraham Bloom, va thia Irvin,
Kdward Coine'fbrd" vs ' J. M. Ffoutx,
Jau'iei Smith, - . vs" Cooser A Biigjs.
Puboine k LowfrJ vs A. F. liaum et aLs
Wiry A. Lurnado'e, vs' Isaac Bloom, Jr.
Thomas Kalston, . v'S . John Wolf,
Jonathan Boynton, v John M. Chase t al, '
: Henry Waple, vs' Daniel Smeal.
L . John J. Johpsoti. . vs - J. K. Keed,
Vprneman & .mock, vs Laird A Blair,
Pntcbin'A Swan, vs J. S. Carry,
Eliza Irvi'n, Adm'x' vs" Crawford Gallaher,'
George Earhard, . vs Jared V. (Jaler,
Or. B: Lrtgah. . ts James Hon",
Jt. Brokerhoff, ts Henry Lorain's Ex.
Cecil Bank, ts . William W. Worrell,
Cecil Bank, vs James White,
James M. Leonard ,. vs - Dillon A Davia.
H .",l"c""i : ciawson. Aiiord els
S J'ftjiesM. Leonard', ts Dillon A Davis,
; John tor, Vn Brown A Litt,
' Jitnr Fafofrtn.- ts' John Thompson.
SfcVJJN YEARS. The seven years of unri
valleil ewecess attending tbe "Cotmojmlitat
Art Association,'" have mode it a household wwf
throughout every quarter of tbe country.
UndeYtbe auspices of this popular Institution .
OTeT three krtrulrtil thousand ho mrs have Icarufd'
to itfeirfafe by beautiful works of art on their
walls, and ehoice literature on their tables. th
great benefits derived from becoming a subscriber".
Subscriptions are now being received in a ratio
urjnTa'H!ed with that of any previous year.
ernu of Subscription A ny person can become
a member by subscribing Three dollars, for which,
surn' they will receive 1st The largo and superb
steel engraving. 30 x 29 incher, entitled', "Ful.it af
Mustering hit Hermits'." 2d One copy. I year,
of that lsint?y rll aerated magazine, "The Cos
mopolitan Art Journal." 3d Four admissions,
during tbe sii.wv to " The Crallery of PaiHtiutrt.
US Browitixsy, If. J'." In addition to tbe above
benefits, there will be given to subscribers, as gra
tuitous premiams, over "Five Hundred Beautiful
Works of Art!" comprising valuable paintings,
marbles, partans. outliLes, etc., etc., forming a
truly national benefit.
The Snperb Engraving, which every subscriber
will receive, entitled -'FaJstaff Mustering his Re
cU," is one of the most beautiful and popular
engravings ever issued in this country. Itisdoce
on steel, in fine hue and utipple, and is printed on
heavy plate paper, 30 by 28 inches, making a nn-t
choice ornament, suitable for the walls of either
tbe library, parlor or office. Its subject is the cel
ebrated scene of Sir John FaUtaff receiving, in
Justice Shallow's office, the recruits which hate
been gathered for bis 'ragged regiment.' It eould
not be furnished by the trade for less than 55.
Tbe Art Journal is too well known to tbe whole
country to need recommendation. It is a manifi
cently illustrated magazine of Art. containing Es
swy, 5tories, Poems, Gossip, Ac., by the very best
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The eneravinsr is sent to anv oart of the ennn-'
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der, postage- prepaid. SubscriDtions will b re
ceived until tfe Evening. of the 31st of January",
oe . .
iai,aRi wnicn tie te bot will close and tbe
premiums bo given to subscribers. No person i
restricted to a single subscription. Those remit
ting 15, are entitled to five memberships" and'.to
one extra EngTaving for their trouble. SuosCrip1
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u. Li. UX.U.BY, Actuary C. A. A..
Dec. 28, 18C0 546 Broad way, New-York.
IN the matter of the sale of tbe Real Estate of
Augustus Aiulson. F U. MilW. Esn. nravstbe
appointment of Thomas J. MeCullough, Auditor,
to distribute tho money arising from said sl
which is done. Per Cur. -
By virtue of the above appointment I willst
tend to the duties thereof at my office in Clesr
field. on the 5th dav of Jenuarr. 1361. at 10 o'
clock. A. M.. of said day, when and wheje all
sons interested may attend if they see proper.
TUOS. J. M CULLUtUU.
Cloarfield, Deo. 12, i860. Auditor.
A LARGE STOCK of Varnishes Copal, Coses.
White Damar, White Spirit, Flowiug. JP"
Dryer, and Black Varnish for Leather, c, wr
sale at IDecl2i IT ARTS WICK'S-
i . s. J
A LARGE ASSORTMENT of Fancy Chin
and other articles, suitable for Cbr'stmH
presents, for sale at . HAUTSWICH s.
A LARGE ASSORTMENT of colored P!""- lh
JA. I lb. cans, ground in oil. Also, dry p'?"
all kinds, for sale at UARTSWlCKj
COOPER'S GELATINE, a good article, for
at Decl2 IIARTSWICK
LOOKING-GLASS PLATES, an assortment fr
saleat Decl2 IlARTjWKjj.
BLANKS of all kinds, and Fool vsp nd I.-ft1
paper, for s!e rt HAKT.-N RK