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FOR CANA4 , COMMISSIONER,
GEORGE DARSIIE;• _
FOR JUDGE OF THE SUPREAIE,COURT,
DitIVIL M. SMYSER,
WHIG. COUNTY TICKET.
MON•TGO\MERY DONA LDSON, Newton.
GEORGE W. CRISWELL, Boot Penneboro
WILLIAM D. SHOOP, Lower. Allen,
Clerk of Courts.
SAMUEL S SNIDER, Horie.7elL
WILLIAM BAUGHMAN, Shiripensburg:
JOSEPH WEIBV.Y. Carlisle, (1 year.)
WILLIAM W. FRSZEft, Hapeivell, ( By'earSl
Director of the Poor.
GEORGE V. COOVER, Silver Spring.
To the Voters of Cumberland, Perry and
York Counties:—Fellow-Citizens—At the
request of very m4ny• friends, I offer„rnyself'
to you as.an Independent Candidate for elec
tion to Congress, and most respectfully so
flea your support and suffrages. Should Ibe
elected, I promise to the hest of my ability,
if faithful ird fearless discharge of my duty
in advocating and sustaining the intrests, the
freedom, the honor and integrity of our
Common Countrragainst the encroachments
of both foreign and domestic enemies. On
principle, I am utterly opposed to that policy
which sacrifices home interests to foreign in
fluence and that Would darken our National
escutcheon by permitting and•aiding in the
extension of slavery over teritory now frce,and
that would overthrowthose principles of free
dom, which the fathers,of the country so ably
promulgated and enforced and which rest at
the basis of all - true liberty,
• Very re'spedfully, - your oLt. servant,
Carlisle, September 8,1854.
SerWe are mortified at being again com
pelled to apologize for the late appearance of our paper.
But being disappointed In the receipt of a supply of pa
per which had bean writen for, our paper could not be
put to press at the usual time. The vary inferior paper
which we - were able to obtain at a late hour for this
week's issue will not again be used.
WESTERN SUBSCRIBERS.—The labor of pttek
hig up a large number of single impels to subscribers at
s distance, principally in the Western States, is nn small
job every week, but would cheerfully be gone through
with if these remote friends only paid their subscrip•
tbans promptly. Wo now give Edit notice that our paper
will not hereafter bo sent to any subscribers it s distant
Places UNLESS PAID IX ADVANCE or the payment assumed
by some person In Cumberland county. On a number of
vapors now sent to . Western subscribers there are ono,
two, three and some - cases four. yearli subscription duo.
If these are' not soon paid wo shall publish the nameil bf
'the delinquents and then striko them from our list.--
. .oiar largely increased expenses iequirO, as they say In
city theatres, "thottne list to be saspended," andiroml t
paymee from all.
We have substantial evidence of the
-satisfaction which the new style of our,
paper has given to thapublic in the num
ber of now subscribers already received.
-Several of Our friends in Mechanicsburg
and Shireininistown have already liberally
. ;teliponded ,to , our request 'by obtaining,
new' names. They haire our warmest
4lanks. Will not others use similar ef
forts? We are confident that a copy of
~.the Ildald (although this number is a
poor specimen) need, only be shown to
11%00 who are not subscribers in order t 6
secure their names. our friends
Oblige us by doing that ?
, • Dr. Robert M. Patters'Oti4 l iate. director of
the Unitetf4s Mint, died in Philadelphia
' 7 7 ,, • President of the Ameri-0
~. Society, and formerly Pro- .
sitiea of Pennsylvania and
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TILE CONGRESSIONAL CANVASS.
As will be seen by the proceedings'of
de Whig Conferee published in to-day's
paper l . they have deemed it inexpedient
to make a distinctively Whig nomination
for CongresS in this district, bat have
left the field open to an Independent can
In so doing we believe they have but
acted in accordance with the feeling and
expressed wishes of the Whigs of the
district. In the district of Cumberland,
Perry and York the Whigs are in a hope
less minority. As the Conferees truly
say it is a district erected - to subserve the
selfiish views of J. Ellis Bonham alone,
and were it not that the authors of such
outrageous schemes are frequently foiled
by retributive justice, Mr. Bonham might
safely exalt over the success which is like
ly ' to follow his selfish legislative in
"The best laid schemes o' Mice and men
Aft gang agley"—
And so the well laid . scheme of uniting
York, Cumberland and Perry to give J.
Ellis Bonham a smooth path to Congress,
is likely to end in the blasting of his
highest aspirations. It was an outrage
on the rights of the minority and we re
joice that the Iple aro determined to
visit it with their stern rebuke. He has
made the district to suit and secured the
of a nomination, but Unless
we grossly- mistake the signs-of-the-times ;
the ballot-box in October will show the
voice of the people against his selfish
There being no Whig candidate in the
field, therefore, the whigs of the district
we have no doubt will feel it to be their
pleasure' and policy to cast their votes for
LEMUEL TODD, Esq., of Carlisle, who
at the solicitation of a large portion of
his own party, offers himself as an Inde
pendent chndidate for Congress. Mr. Todd
is one of •the most talented and eloquent
young men at the Bar of this county=
a man of fine intellect. and education—,
who if elected will take high rank in Con
gress and reflect credit upon his constitu
ency: While they can support with
pride a man of his acknowledged ability,
the platform upon which he boldly takes,
his stand, entitles him to the enthusiastic
support of every Whig. The nation is
agitated by momentous qUestions—the
peace and harmony or the country has
been disturbed—a solemn covenant has
'been fecklessly violated—the sound poli
cy of the sages and statesmen of the Rev
olution has been;-departed from—the ar
rogant slave power has become insolently
aggressive, and in its intolerant demands
has passed the point of forbearance—the
giant spirit of the free North is aroused,!
The throes and heavings of a mighty neva
lution afe visible. New Hampshire, Ver
mont, Connecticut, Maine and lowa have
spoken for Freedom ! The signs of the
times indicate that Pennsylvania is pre
pared to unite her voice with theirs.
On questions 'relating to the great in-'
terests of ;the country LENHJEL TODD is
sound to the core and may be supported
with entire confidence by whigs. He
is opposed to the mischievous schemes of
Stephen Arnold Douglass—he denounces
the Repeal of. the Missouri Compromise
as a wanton violation of a sacred compact
- -he takes his stand firmly against the
aggressive policy of the slave Power—hc is
unalterably opposed to the further exten
sion of Slavery--.-he is opposed to the
admits sion df any new slave States into
this - Union. On all these questions he is
diametrically opposed to J. : Ellis Bonbani,
whd if ho is elected to Congress - will be
the willing coaditifOr 'of Stephen Arnold
By uniting in the effort:to elect LENf.
um. Tropp, therefore, the whigs haveit,
in their power to achieve a substantial
triumph. ,course of the .Whigs is
clear - and we know they will eagerly em
brace the opportunity of striking an effec
tual blow at the ;cebrashasiniquity.
CROPS ARROAIL—From. all parts of
rope come reports of an abundant:ha - rvost.
J. , 'Watson Webb,, who - kr,tiow in England,
writes to the New York Courier, that in three
months, or before Christmas, wheat will have
fallen from sixty-five to less than fortplive
shillings per quarter. '
KNOW NOTHING DECISION.
"The Attorney General (of the U. S,)
has decided that the enlistment in thc ar
ms of aliens and minors without parent
,or whose parents are aliens,
is valid."—ledgcr of Sept. 7.
We quote the above extract for the pur
pose of showing that the Volunteer in' its
love for foreigners is not in unison with .
the National administiatien. ' We always
thoUght our laws were equal and that the
rights of an alien . fath r, domiciled in the
United States, were vered by the same
broad shield that pr ected those\pf a na-
tive born cit izen ; but it appears that we
were mistaken. The Attorney General
of the U. S. in his Know Nothing zeal,
shows a distinction in dctern►iningaa pa—
rents rights based exclusively on the ac
cident of birth, and robs an alien father
of the services of a minor son whose la
bor perhaps is his onlykupport, on
grounds that are admitted to be untena
ble in the case of a native. After this di
ciSion at head quarters, our neighbor had
better pause and modify his excessive
leSt his liberty be rebuked. This
decision is a beautiful commentary on mo
dern patent democracy, which professes
one thing and does another. Every loco
foco newspaper in the land is loudinouth
.ed in denunciation of Know Nothing big
otry and intolerance ; yet when onc,of
the high priests of the party pronounces
a judgment that in, addition - to its - want
of common sense is Characterized by a
spirit. of narrowness unparalleled, the
thunders - of - their - wrath - slumber sweetly,-
undisturbed by its atrocious defiance of
reason and law.
The Democratic Conference of the llth
Congressional District met at Shamokin
on the 2d inst., and after 229 ballots,
failed to agree upon a candidate, the del
for W. L. Dewart, and those of Schuyl
kill for J. W. Cake. The party then
split, and the Schuylkill delegates nomi
nated their man, and went home, while
the Northumberland delegates - remained
until Monday, when they put up Cake.
The Whig conference of the same district
met at Mount .Carmel on the same d 4,
and nominated James 11. Campbell, of
Schuylkill county, as their canklate.
In the Congressional District composed
of Erie and Crawford counties, th - e'Whig,
conferees met at Edenboro' ow the sth
iitst.,'and re-nominated Gen . . John Dick,
the present member, na, their candidate.
In the Nineteeth District; mposed of
Westmoreland, Indiana aneArnistrong
counties, the Whigs and Anti-Nebraska
men have nominated as their candidate.
for Congress John Covode, of Westmore
land. In the 21st District ) consisting of
Pittsburg and environs, the Whig nomi
nee for Congress is David Ritchie, the
present member. In the 22d District,
composed of the rest of Allegheny- coun
ty and Butler, the Whig nominee is
Samuel A. Purviance, of Butler.
AIM YOU ASSESSED I
‘,„ In order to vo it is necessary that
gtrangers and new-comers shoulne as
sessed in, thedistrict in ithich they have
taken up their residence at.least ten days
before the election. Friends of Pollock,.
see to it that you are ' all right,' and rea
dy, without let or hindrance to deposite
your ballet'on the second Tuesday 'of 'Oc- .
. THEIR OX Eio."—lienry S. Mott'
the , deMporatic candidate for Canal com
missioner, in reply to an inquiry of the
State Central Committee, states that he is
4 inot connected. - with a secret association
originated for political purposes common
ly called-'Know Nothings.' " This the Pa
pers of the party will, doubtless, pronounce
entirely satisfactory; but when the Clinton
Tribune most positively. declared that
Judge Pollock was not a member of
Know Nothin'gs, the Pennsylvanian and
other kindred prints refuse to believe.
Know Nothingism izi q. whig to them is
intolerable --monstrous ; but in a. demo
crat it is quite a different affair. _
A DESPERATE APPEAL.
Air Bonham publishes a special address
in this week's Vol untcer and Democrat,
very bravely defiant of .the Knoiv Noth
ingsand making an indirect and fawn
ing appeal to the Whigs. if any Whigs.
read it let them next take up the demo
()ratio State Central Committee's Address
No. 4, written also by J. 14nlis Bonham,
and contrast the abuse and villification of
the Whigs in that -document' with the
cringing tone of this last special address.
We think they will not be inspired with
any "special" regard for their desperate
AVIIIG VICTORY IN VERMONT.
The Anti-Nebraska victory in Vermont
is overwhelming—JUDGE BOYCE'S ma- ,
jority for Governor being over ten thous
and, while that for GEN. PLETCHER for
Lieut. Governer, mix Mr. Bates for State
Treasurer, exceed twelve thousand: - This
is an immense majority, for a small State,
where. the Whigs have often failed _to
elect a Governor by the popular vote.— . --
The Senate is almost all anti-Nebraska; and
the House is the same way by about one
hundred majority, securing a U S. Sen
ator-of the right stamp.
It is understood that the Pierce and
Douglas-men have not carried a county
or Senator In the State.— not a member of
Congress, nor a State officer. That Dou
glas's. native county returns 2, 1 Atiti's to
2 Nebraska's—that out of 230 members
elected, the Douglas men will not have 30.
,C Among the deaths by ehblera; at
Columbia,-we deeply regret to learn that
of Dr. IlidtLinn L. COCIIRAN. lie was
for many years a prominent citizen
that place, and possessed in the highest
degree the friendship• and - .esteem of all
classes of the community. His death
will be long felt and lamented. Although
his life was chiefly devoted.. to an exten
sive practice, Dr. COCHRAN has filled
with great acceptance several public sta
tions, having been twice a membenof the
Legislature of Delaware, of which State
he was a native, and afterwards a -Repre
sentative of Lancaster county in the State
ConVention of 1837-8, to amend the con
stitution of Pennsylvania. •
DEMOCRATIC DIFFICULTY.-,lii the
Washington and Greene Senatorial dis
trict the Democratic :nominating confe
rees are at logger heads about a candi
date fur Senator. Each county claims
its own roan, and insists upon him. The
Washington Fsaminer, a Democratic pa
per, says it' is not probable that either
party can or will yield.
• For tho Herald.
IMPORTANT TO SCHOOL DIRECTORS
The, following decision of the
, State Super
intendent of Coinnion Schools may be of in
terest to School Directors:
"The State appropriation cannot be drawn
by Directors until the schools shall have been
in operation four months subsequent to the
Ist of June, 1854. The law will be fulfilled
and hence the allidavit.may be properly made,
whenever every pupil of the district has had
a reasonable opportunity of obtaining four
The reasons assigned for this provision are,
that under the former ilaw, gross frauds were_
committed, by making false reports, when no
schools had been in operation, issuing dupli
cates and never collecting them, or any part
of thein, - not keeping the schools in opera
tion as the law required, employing incom
petent mid immoral teachers, and not requir
ing proper branches to be taught, ac., and,
in some instances expending the State ap
propriation for : tnaking. roads ,and other
• The . reasons' being understood, the provis-;
ion, will no doubt lie approved by every hon
est man, and particularly; by th'e•' friend; of
Education by Common Schools.
,Pennsylvania School Journal is
now lo Some extent officially connected With
the common school system, it is
, not deemed
objectionable for Boards of Directors to sub
seribe.for it, and pay the cash out of the dis
DANIEL SHELLY, •
• C 9. Sup. of Cora. Schools. - -
The DernOerats of Dauphin Co. have nom
inated Geo. Lauman, of the - Union, for Con- .
.Simon Salado, and , Di. J. A. 'Stehley
for Assembly: James W. Norgatt for .Sheriff
and John Henry for itecorder..
C,rotim ant) (Conti) lllatters.
DICKINSON COLLEGE.—A new term Of
College commences' on Thursday of this week.
The students have been arriving in large numJ
hers for some days past.
DEPARTURE OF Ittoors.--L-On Tuesday
evening last, a detatehment of United States
troops, embracing companies F and K, be
longing-to the 2d Regimeni":6f the . United
Stites Infantry, left the Carlisle Barracks for
the flu• West. They numbered'abont 90 men
and were under the command of Major PAT
TEN, Capt. SULLY and Lieut. FnAzim. The
ultimate destination of these troops is, com
pany F to Fort Ridgely and company K to
Fort Ripley, both in theMintkeSota territory.
One Company of Infantry yet remains at
110BBERY.----,We learn from the Cham
bersburg Transcript, that a drover by the
naMe of Jut was robbed of $457, at Stras
burg in that county on Saturday night last.
On retiring to bed at a talern he placed the
money under his pillow, in his N ; est, which
was cut and his pocket-book talcen from
it. The pocket-hook was found, in front of
the house in the morning rifled of its con-.
Two men were arrested in this borough
on Motiday evening last, having been folloW
ed by a constable from Strasburg, on suspi
cion of being the perpetittors of the above
robbery. They were taken before Justiqo
Holcomb, but no sufficient evidence appear
ing against tifem they were discharged.—
None of the money clescribed as stolen was
ound upon them.
MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT.—On Satur
day morning last, a distressing accident °e
nured on the Walnut Bottom Road, 'about
four miles west of Carlisle, which resulted in
the almost instantaneous death of a young
man named William Bushman, son of Mr.
Henry Bushman. who resides in that neigh
borhood. It appears that young Bushman
in company with others, had gone out to
shoot pigeons, and after loading' his piece, by
some accident the gun went off; discharging
its entire contents in the face and head of
the young man, mangling him in a most
shocking manner. His companions who
were at some distance from him, hearing the,,
report and seeing him fall, went to the spot,
and upon lifting him from the ground found
that lie - itilltireathed. 'lle lingered for abeh
ten minutes, when death put a pariod to his'
sufferings. The deceased was.about 20 years
of age, and is represented as being a young
man of much promise, enjoying the confi
dence and esteem of all who knew him.—Voi.
WHITEHALL ACADEMY.—The atten
tion of parents and guardians, and all others
having children to educate, is directed to the
advertisement of Whitehall A eademy, which
will be fowl% in this paper. We have fre
quently had oecasiotspeak favorably of
this Institution, and it gives us much pleasure
to learn that it is fast growing in public esti
mation. It is located in a beautiful and heal
thy neighborhood, and offers inducements
rarely to meet with. It already ranks as ono
of the best schools in the interior of the State
and from the arrangements constantly being
made by the Principal, promises still further
to extone its sphere of usefulness.
For Um Herold.
WHIG CONFEREE MEETING.
At a meeting of the Whig COnferces Of
York, Perry and Cumberland counties, held
in Bridgeport, on Friday, thu Bth day of Sept.,
1854.,•at the public house of A. P. Erb, to
take into consideration the expediency of
nominating a candidate for Congress from
the Congressional district composed of said
Maj. J. M. ALLEN, of Caniberland, was
pointed Presidont, and S. -S. SAL L, of PgiTy,
After a full interchange of sentiment on
the queatton, - the following resolutions were
offered by Dr. H. K.
,Thoina., of York, and
unanimously adopted :
Resolved, That it is, inexpedient for the
Whig party to nominate a candidate for ele&
tion to . Congieds from this Congressional dis
trict. •, .
Resolved, That the erection of this Con
gressional district, by the union of 'three de-
mocratic counties, to , subserve the 'selfish
views of J. Ellis Bonhain, was an outrage on
the rights of the minority, and calls for a
Resolved, That we recommend.the,Whigs
of this district to vote for LcutiEt Tonn, Lag . ,,
of Carlisle, the Independent Candidate for
Congress, whose„views relpive to the varied
interests of 'Pennsylvania and also in - rela
tion to the extension of slavery in territories
now freei are similar to their own, and the
ollPoSite of those, of Mr. Bonham, whose free
trade and pro-slavery opinions are of the
most ultra and objectionable nature.
Ado/ad, That . the proceedings tir o , this