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WE DNESDA.Y, FEBRUARY 14, 1855
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THE U. S. SENATORSHIP.
The political circles at Harrisburg
laVe been in great connnotion for sonic
lays past in connexion with the election
if United States Senator. On Friday
tight last,the American party held their
IaICUS to decide who they should sup
at for that very important post. The
.ucus comprised 92 members and the
accessful -candidate, therefore required
7 votes to give him the nomination.
he vote is reported a 4 follows, 'viz:
Wm. F. Johnson,
Andrew 0. Curtin,
O. If. Tifilimy,
The remaining ;votes were scattered
Ipon different persons. There being_llo
hoice the hallotingS were continued, the
,:tueus remaining in session until three
i'cloelt 'in the morning. Seven ballet
ings were thus had tind after each a
Tic)lent scene of altercation and disorder
took plaCe between the members. Gov.
Johnston was not voted for after the first,
ballot, and the contest finally narrowed
down to Messrs. Curtin dad Cameron.
On the seventh ballot Cameron received
1-1 votes, Curtin 11 and Fuller 2.
Cameron was then declared the unani
mous choice-of the caucus, which then
adjourned, a number of members having
previously retired. •
The bitter feeling excited during the
session of the caucus was by no mean;
dispelled by the result, and the minorit)
openly and violently denounced Go
nomination and declared their intention
int to be bound by it. The length of
ti tie intervening between the nomination
and the 'election only 'served to widen the
breach and make the, opposition more
bitter and determined. No Senatorial
election has ever, probably, created a
g*. cater degree of excitement. The friends
of the various candidates have exerted
their utmost energies and all" the combi
nations and maneuverings of party tactic:
have been skilfully put in requisition.
Party lines were quite lost sight of and
the' most familiar fraternizations might
be witnessed between factions of Ameri.
cans and Old Lino Democrats, and Bolt
ing Americans with never-say-die Whip
of the 0:d School. Sam—the indomitv-I
ble S«m—seemed to be utterly confound
ed and confused with the strange state of
This state of confusion, turmoil and
contention was kept up with the liveliest
demonstrations until yesterday when the
grand strrglF took place in' the House
of 1 r CUratives. At twelve o'clock
th, Convention of the two Houses took
place And the balloting for Senator im
mediately commenced. Although the
prevailing feeling with a nnijOrity of the
'members evidently was to make common
,Cameron, yet his friends
only seemed well organized for effort
while the opposition votes were scattered
upon a variety of new candidates. The
first - ballot was as follows:
Simon Cameron (American Dem.) 68
C. T. liuckalew (Old Line Dem.) 27
J. Pringle Jones (Dem.) 7
Thomas Williams (Old Line Whig,) 8
David Wilmot (File Soil Dom.) 11
James Wed] (Americam) 8
Henry M. Fuller (Whig,) • 2
0. H. Tiffany (American,) 1
As sixty-six veto; were required to
effect a choice and none of' the candi
dates hid received that number, there
was no election. A' motion was then
made from the anti-Cameron side *Of the
Imuse to adjourn the Convention to two
weeks from .that day. The vote being
taken the motion was dpfeated.3y a small
majority. After considerable discussion
a second ballot was gone into, with aboiit
the same result as the first with the ex,
ception that Gen. Cameron gained one
vote. After this ballot the motion to
adjourn for two weeks was renewed and
the yeas amd nays being called it pre
vailed' by a Small majority. A demon
stration of applause announced the result
as a triumph of the anti-Cameronians.--
Thus ended the contest for the present.
The opposition , have now time to form
new plans, but what the final reult may
be it is impossible now to •conjecture.
The election of United States Senator
may, possibly be thrown over to the nest
The members from this county voted on
both ballots for General Cameron, in ac
coordance with the decision of the A
merican caucus.. Whether •in so doing
their course will meet the approbation of
their constituents, in the present divided
state of public opinion, we shall not un
dertake to say.. Simon Cameron was
not - ortr choice for U. S. Senator: We
indulged the hope,(although of course the
disposal of the matter is *belly in •the
hands of the American party) that the
choice might fall on a sound American
Whig, and above all others upon William
F. Johnston, the most eminent Stat6S
man in our ranks. But if there was a
sincere purpose in the proper quarter to
effect so, desirable an object, we feel
compelled to -say that in our opinion the
management to that end was directed
with but little skill indeed. We have
no room for further comment.
The KIT.' Wm. 11. Sewar , was on
Wednesday last re-elected to the United
States Senate by the New York Legisla
ture. This is a remarkable result, in
iew of the powerful influence wielded by
he Know Nothing party, to which he is
iostile, and which was and is especially
hostile to him. Many of his old personal
friends and supporters were members of
the American order, and by its influence
no less than thirty seven of them were
elected to the Legislature. It is stated
that when the course of events developed
the fact that the American movement
in New York State was being perverted
to - the purpose of a single faction, the
whole: of Mr. Seward's friends, both in
and out of the Legislature, left the order
%rid formed a new one of their own.—
rite extent of' mischief done by this did
not become known to the other party
ntil the Whig Legislative caucus was
held, at which Mr. Seward received al
most a -unanimous vote. Previous to
this the Legislature passed a resolution
absolving its members from any extra
judicial oath taken by them. The elec,
tion of Mr. Sew 'le Senate was a
natural consey these events.—
The thirty-seve _an ,members who
voted for him are terribly anathematized
by the Know Nothing journals of New
York ; but it seems to have been a game
of deception all round. Mr. Seward is
undoubtedly one of the ablest men in the
Senate, and his course latterly has been
much freer of ultraism than hitherto. A
great deal of he hue and cry raised
against him on account of his 'hostility
to slavery ikpr bably attributable to the
personal ibition of those 'in whose way
.usaudge Wilmot has come out in a
letter explaining away his supposed hos
tility to the protection of American la
bor. The Jiidge.says that while iii Con
gress his efforts were directed to securing
the interests of Pennsylyania. It will
be hard, after while, to find man who
will acknowledge that. he upheld a system
to foster foreign labor at the expellee of
our own. . .
POSTPONED.—We are requested. to
state that the distribution of prizes by the
Cosmopolitan Art and Literary Associa
tion, has been poStponed to the 28th of
February, for the purpose of ,completing
some arrangements which it was fOund
impossible to perfect by thp time first
DIR. SEWARD'S TRIUMPH
A NEW, y.IEW OF T
The Legislature of Michig,p has pass
ed resolutions instructing its seaters in
Congress to support the repeal of the
Fugitive Slave bill and the reinstatement
of the Missouri Compromise; and, as the
Democrats acknowledge the right of in
struction as one of their cardinal princi
ples, Gen. Cass; as an honeSt than, was
bound to obey or resign. These reso
lutions were presented in the U. S. Sen
ate last Monday, and immediately after
the reading Gen. Cass rose and spoke
substantially as follows :
"When some years ago, the Legislature -of
Michigan instructed her Delegation to Con
gress to vote for the Wilmot Proviso, I said I
should resign when called upon to act. The
Legislature repealed those instructions, con
sequently; I did not resign. The Democratic
party has lost the ascendancy in Michigan,
and these resolutions are the action of a new
party. I am now instructed to vote to de
prive American citizens, in the territories, of
the power to regulate the relations between
master and servant, and for the repeal of the
Fugitive Act which was passed to give effect
to a solemn guarantee of the Constitution.
/shall neither obey these instructions nor re
sign my scat. If a political party whenever,
and by whatever combination it attains power,
can compel its opponents holding Legislative
trusts. to violate their ; „consciences and con
sistency, or resign %4 u osition, it would
radically affect the org nization of the Se
.nate, and he incompatible with its office as
the representative branch of the sovereignty
of the States. The Senate would lose every
characteristic of permanetice as power was
transferred from one party to another.. This
would operate against the Democratic party,
for their opponents.du not recognize the right
If Gt,n Cass had declared in manly.
tones that the doctrine of instruction was
erroneous and a practical violation of the
Constitution, his speech would have com
•manded respect. But to say that the.
dbetrine of instruction is right, and only
right, when issued from a Democratic
legislature to a denmeratic representa
tion_ is the absurdest kind of slang whang-'
FARRIERS HIGH SCHOOL.
At the last session of the_Legislature,
a bill was passed to incOrporato - the Far
mers' High School of Pennsylvania,
which did not prove acceptable to ' the
corporators, and was never acted upon.
A bill for the same purpose passed the
senate on Thursday morning s naming
as trustees a number of"the early, active
and constant friends of ilie — State Agri
cultural Society. This high School is
to be organized in connection with the
State Society, which is authorized to
appropriate $lO,OOO for the purchase of
a farm, erection of buildings, &c. The
design of furnishing instruction in sci
entific and practical farming, is a most
laudable one ; one that has proved suc
cessful in other localities, and,ean but be
of immense practical benefit to the agri
cultural interests of the State, when , put
in complete operation under the compe
tent Trustees named in the act of incor
SARI IN TIRE ASCENDANT.
The municipal election in Lancaster
last week resulted ,in another American
triumph. Chrgilan Kieffer, the candi
date of the Fusion party for Mayor, was
beten in the city by 274 majority for Mr.
Aloright, the American candidate.—
There was a great deal of turbulence and
excitement at the polls all day. The
American ticket for. Councils and city
officers generally, was also carried by
handsome majorities. The ° result is re
garded as, a great triumph on the part of
the K. N's., and occurring, as it does,
in a city heretofore noted for its 'strong
" Democratic" majoritic6, affords addi
tional proof that nearly the entire Loco
foco party of Lancaster has gone over to
the new organization.
U. S. SE NATOR'S.--Charles Durkee
has been elected by the Legislature of
Wisconsin, to represent that state in the
U. S. Senate, in place of Isaac P. Walk
er, whose term expires on the 4th of
next March. Durkee has hitherto been
a Free Soil Dethocrat, and was the candi
date of the Anti-Nebraska - Fusion party..
He was chosen by majority of one
vote. Lyman Tiir mbull, Anti- Nebraska,
has been elected United States Senator
from Illinois in place of General Shields.
ir, own aria Eoilitit) 31tutters.
AN AGRICULTURAL SCCIETV
glad to see the' farmers of this county are at
length beginning to awake to the importance
of attending to their own interests. By a
'notice in another column it will be seen that
a meeting of faimers and others is proposed
to be held in the Court House, in Carlisle,
on Saturday the 17th inst., to take the neces
sary preparatory Measures for the formation
of an Agricultural Society for Cumberland
county. This is an important movement,
and if carried into effect, will secure to our
farmers many lasting benefits. Almost every
county in the State can boast of its Agricul•
tural Society, and tinit Cumberland has so
long remained Without one,'-is a matter of
surprise to . us. We know that there are
many farmers in our midst who are not only
anxious for the formation of such a Society,
hut.wh%will also contribute liberally both of
their time and money to promote its objects
and extend' its usefulness. 'We trust this
spirit will animate all our farmers, and that
in a short time we shall have an,Agricultural
Society established on a firm and permanent
At the proposed meeting on the j7th, we
expect to see hundreds of the "bone and
sinew" of the county in attendance, for wit -
out their participation and hearty mo era -
tion, the efforts of others to organize a so
ciety, no matter how well their plans may be
laid, will be futile and worse than useless.—
; 'o/unteer. ,
MR. MILLER'S LECTURE.—Owing to
absence from town we did not 'hear the fifth
lecture of the. Union Fire Company's course,
delivered by Wm. H. MILLER, Esq. The
Fi)/untecr gives it high praise, though with
some qualifications as to certain sentiments.
That paper says, his subject, "Poverty arid
Crime,"'was ohe well calculated to enlist the
fellings and rivet the attention of his audi
tory, and the 'arguments he advanced to
illustrate and fortify his positions, . showed
that he had deeply studied and made him-
Self )master of the subject of which he
treated. The 'lecture was written in an im
pressive and unostentatious manner, evincing
that the lecturer at least believed and felt.
zuth of every sentence t he
A tlo i gh we could by no- means subscribe
to or endorse all the sentiments put forth it
the lecture r it contained neverthelesi Much
that wa true, and furnished many facts
which t ight serve as food for deep and pro
fitable Election. As a literary production,
the lecture NICR, certainly one of a high order,
and must add'hiuch to the reputation of Mr.
MILLER, both as a writer and speaker.
The next lecture will be delivered by J.
ELLIS 13oynAm, Esq., and ns it will be the
the last of the course we trust there will be
a full house.
THREATENED FLOOD—The fine sleigh
ing was brought to an end last night by rain,
which still continues falling. The continu
ance of rain and the rapid dissolution of the
large body Of snow which was on the grOund,
must produce a disastrons flood in the streams
and Creek's, which it would be well for pro
pertliolders to prepare for in time.
BAD WALKING—The borough autho
rities had the new pavements around the
square well cleimed of snow and consequent•
ly the walking upon them is comparativley
good. On the pavement around the Court
House square this morning the slush was
terrible.. The proper officer should see to
the cleaning of the pavement if he wishes
the public thanks.
PHILADELPHIA BULLETIL—TIIO first num
tier of the Philadelphia Bulletin' reached : us
on Thursday morning last. It is a large and
well filled weekly Sheet gotten up in quarto
form, and presen s a very neat appearance.
Published every Thursday morning by A.
Cummings; 131 etin Buildings, 3d st., beloW
Chesnut, at $` per annum, in advince.
APPOINTMENTS BY TUE IiOVERNOII.—We ilUderSttlild that
Governor hillock has made his selection of Harbor
Muster, Flour Inspector, and the other Philadelphia of
fires, hut who they are we cannot say. We can say,
however, without any fear of making a mistake, that
the best, cheapest and most fashionable clothing for gon
tioncii in the United States. is to be found nit 'lecithin
IVilson'sline store, No. 111 Chesnut street, corner Cl
Franidin Plce, Philadeldhla.
)3..TonN—Good morning, Sir. How are
sm.onu.-4714(1 morning, sir: con you tell me where
eon find the cheapest READY MADE CLOTEINO, and
,lot;:.-- )' es, sir. We have a number of maid Clothing
Stores In Carlisle, hut Mesors. STEINER & BROTHER, at
the South East corner of the Public Square, has the
STRINIIER.—WeII. so everybody says In the country. I
did not know but that we wore mistaken, so I thought
I would enquire of your town folks.
Juan.—What kind of Clothing do you wish to buy?
STakmant.—Why I would like to - got a good Overcoat,
ilret.Ls Coat and Pants for myself, and it Coat and Pants
for my i,oy.
JoeN.—Well, STEINER & Mamm a. they say, have ex
cellent Over Coats for i;71100; Dress Coats for $5,00, and
Winter Pants for $2,5.0 well lined.
SreANovh-L-What about Boy's Clothing.
Jana—What about.them I Why t. 4 THINER t Bilovura
turn cut the cheapest lot Of Boy's Clothing, both, ibr
Sunday mot every day that you will find in Carlisle.
SvaAmMa.---Well, then I'm off OE Steiner S Brothers,
Clear the way. . - [janlo
Ou the 21st ult., by tho Rev. A. IF. Kremer, Mr. JOIIN
FETZER, of the vicinity of "Mechanicsburg, to Miss MA-
ItY ANN LESIIER of North Middleton township. •
On the ,liOth ult., by the snme, Mr. 30SEPII WORST,
to Miss MARY lIKIIKRLICI, both 99he vicinity of New
On the Ist inst., by the servo, Mr. STEPHEN FISHER,
to Miss ISABELLA TROUT, both of Routloniddleton twp.
On the Sth hat, by tho wuno,Mr.WILLIAM It. STAM
MUGU ofJackson township Perry county to Miss MA
Rl' JANE MARTIN of West Pounsborough twp. •
On tho 6th inst., by J. A. Murray, Itir.J.ll. PLANK, nr
Cumberland co., to Miss N. J. ROBENET, of Adams co.
NION FIRE COMPANY'S LEC
IJ fifth of a course of Lectures for the
benefit of the "Union Fire Company" will
4-4=za : be delivered at MARION HALL, on TIILIRS
-17.- • DAY evening, February 15, by
• J. nt.Lis BONIIAM, Eat,
'rickets, admitting three persons to the course
(of slx. Lectures) - - - - $1 00
Slagle Ticket for the Course - - - 60 l
" to each Lecture - - - - 12%
For sale at the door on the 011 the eienlng of the Leo.
ture. Uoors'epon at 6% o'clock. Lecture to commence
at 7. [jun 31
MERS.—A meeting of Farmers
and others interested 'hi Agricul.
him will be held In the court House, th Carlisle, on
SATURDAY, the 17th of toltrunry, nt 10 o'clock, A. M,
in take measums to form alp- Agricultural Society for
Cumberland county. All porso,tft YTloi tly tO the of ject
are oarnostly requested to be present.
jan3l MANY FARMIIitS.
OFFICES FOR RENT.—The three
Mikes in the rear of the Court House, south of the
Iloodd Ake. will be routed from the Ist of April next.
For•terme pply to JACOB SIMON!.
/Feb. 14 Sequestrator
DI.OIJUTION. —The part rfesrhip
heretofore existing between Um sni,scribers,Ara
ding under the firm of BENTZ & BROTHERS, was Ws
solved on the first inst., by mutual emisent, all persons
indebted to the firm arc requested to make au early
settlement of the same to either of the undersigned.
ABNER W. BENTZ
The undersigned having purchased the interest of W.
Bentz In the above business, luthrm their friends that
they will continue the business as heretot , re at the old
stand under the name of Il'enti & brother.—They have
just received a large supply of NEW (1(0)1).S. styli as Cal
icos, (linghatns, Muslins, Checks, Hannon. Satinetts,
Needle worked Collars, Spencers, Sleeves. :kr. also on
case Irish Linens, containing 40 pieces of their own im
portation some of it very tine which they can sell much
lower than the usual prices. They respectfully request
the . public to give them a call as they are determined to
sell cheap. ABNER W. BENTZ.
Peb. 15, '55 BENTZ.
FOR SALE OR ENT.—The swinus
I I ; town mansion, with tYU adjoininT. FULL
lAVI`li, - on Main street •Lari helonglne;
to the estate of George A. Lyo , Esq.'deed.
Apply to WM. If. SIILLEIt, Esq., Carlisle.
larke variety of Household and Litchen FUR
NITURE, the property of the said deceased, will be sold
at public sale at his late residence, on FRIDAY, the 13d
of Eebruary, at 10 o'eloch, A. M.
Feb. 14, '55
VALUABLE FARM of ONI4. HUN
, MED AND FORTY ACRES, more or less, at pri
vate" &lb.—The subscriber intending to go west the en
suing spring, will sell his farm on or before the first of
April next., on favorable terms. The farm is situated
one Milo from the town of Newville and three quarters
of a mile from the C. V. It. It. depot. The Improvements
consist of a BRICK lIOUSE, a frame barn, together
with other out buildings, all of which are entirely new.
Then, is a tine well of never failing water at the dour
and a spring near the barn. For further information
address the subscriber at Newrille.
.11 DOROUGH ORDINANCE.—Be it
_)enacted by the Town Council of the Borough el
and.it is hereby ordained and enacted by au
tdority et the same: That the tire plugs placed, or here
after to be placed, in any of tho streets, lanes or alloys
of the borough of Carlisle, are to be used or opened oply
for the purpose of extinguishing tires; and if any per
son or perraens shall open any tire plug or draw eater
friMl the some, or abuse or injure it, or any part of it, In
:illy manner. he, she or they shall be liable to a penalty
of TweNrr : Provided, however, that it shall
not be considered a violation of this ordinance if the
fire plug :cud water be used by regularly organized Hose
or Fire Companies, they having first obtained the spe
cial authority 0. the Carlisle Gas and Water Company
fbr that purpose. A. NOBLE, Chief Burge:qt.
Feb; 14, 'st, Attest—Jeers Mut.ux, Sec.
PUBLIC SALE.—The subscriber in
tendiso., to quit the fanning business, will expose
to public mie at his residence in Newton township, on
the road leading from Stoughstown to living:field, on
TUESDAY, Fohruary 1855, the fdlowing described
personal property, viz: Four head" work In rims, (two
of which are mares with tbal,) one two-year and oue one
year old colts, nillch cows, young cattle, ono fit steer,
hogs, ono four-horse narrow-wheeled wagon, one two--
horse wagon, wagon bed, hay ladders, plows, harrows,
shovel plows, three log chains, fifth chains, horse gears.
spreads, hand screw, new mitting lox, windmill, and
many other farming implements unnecessary to men
tion. Sale to continence at 10 o'clock, A. M., c.O said
day, when terms will be made known by.
'eh 14; '55
)ALTDIORE CARA-AWE g -
Flue Factory filled hnd tiround Alum Salt, con
aantly on hand and for sale.
CARE, MESE A: Co,,
Flour, Grin and Lumber Cotunislon Morelmnts,
Also, CEMENT and CALCINED PLAtTER. Ageucl
of the N. A. and Rosondale CO.
Ealtlmore, Jan. '22, 1855.
XTRA BUCKWBEAT FLOUR
3 , J in stela for flimily uso. Also, Cranberries, lloml
.ny. Beans, BR:just received nt the Fnmily Grocery of
jap 10 .1. B. HALBERT.
.M.ELY COAL.-500 Tons Lyken'
'Valley Coal, broken acid Screened, prepared or
prjssly for family use, receiving and for f. ale by
Jan. 17 tlin W. B. MURRAY, Agt.
J I M:BURNERS' COAL. - 2,00'
Tons Lyken's Valley Nut Coal, a superior artiel
rmm vim; and fur sale by
NEW GOODS.—The subscriber haN
lu r y just received front Philadelphian liresh su
'ay of SEASONADIX (10011 S, Neill diVOSC of them at
very low mar k. M. SNODUItA:=B.
Carlisle, Jan. 17, 1855.
FOR .RENT:—A STORE ROOM
hwumallo HOUSE, miht 111 Th street, afe
&ors below the corm* of Mnaa S nate. The
r,Olll Is large and will bear dividing. into twu If nee.
and is ono of the best stands fbr business in el
January 17, 1855 ANN S. ALEXANDER,
l ii ef i ftti JUST RECEIVED,—L a i
White Fish, n'titiperior article. No's,
2 and 3 Mackerel, also Hominy, Beans and Craulerri
for sale at 1.7.1 A MC"
ALESMAN WANTED.—An exp
L7rloneod Salesman hi \milted hi a Dry Goods t4},l
Apply to G. W. RATNER
(-111,0 ttmtt .A.K TRIMMING S.—just open
variety of Cloak and Drees Ttninidnirt
A Cloth.Cloaktngs, with tvivarloty et' Winter (lot
Nov. 15 0 td. 111T.N.E1
:W.A. I'. LYON,
W. K. NIePARLANE
W. U. MURRAY, Agt