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WPDNESDAY, FEI3RUARY 21, 1855
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THE U. S. SENATOR.
• ' The people of Pennsylvania are called
, upon by a peculiar position of affairs' in
. ;heir Legislative halls, to advise with
heir Representatives and instruct them in
their choice of aU. S. Senator. T it is
their tight, and it4s the duty and pleas
tre of the press, the free and impartial
,we.ss, in such a state of affairs, to give
, Xpression to the voice of its .community
—to fix its opinion, as a tangible fact
which-cannot be evasively answered.
There is now a crisis impending the
political 'horizon, the result of which will
mark an epoch in the history of our State.
The postponement of the election of U.
S. Senator for two weeks was fur some
purpo'se, and based ai it was upon char
ges of corrupt influences, yet to be voi
tied, the postponement was right and pro
. per. Although no direct charge of bri
bery ' . was`-'made against any particular
i'mlividual, it is due that such imputa
tions, though only of a general character, .
should be fairly met and the people of
Pennsylvania fully assured that their'Re
presentatives are engaged with clean
hands in so important a work as electing
aU. S. Senator. The postponement
also affords time for communication—be
tween RepresentatiVes and constituents,
and the Representative owes it to the
intelligent body of constituents who have
confided to him their interests, to care
fully review his previous action and if
he has taken, any false step to promptly
retrace his course and again plant him
self firmly and honestly on the ground
Croin which he had erroneously departed.
In the contest DOW - pending men are
riothing=" a breath can mar -themes a
breath has made"--but principles' and
the welfare of the country are every
thing, and the people-,sternly demand
that their opinions shall be respected.
We take advantage of the opportunity
thus offered to again urge the exalted
clains of WM. F. JOHNSON for U. S.
Senator. We know that the attempt
has been made by certain shall politi
clans to do cry him as an " old fogy,'! al
though he is now in the full vigor and
prime of manhood—We know that be is
now only a private citizen, destitute of
that official patronage which younger
and less meritorious competitors have
had the advantage of in pressing their
claims—we know that envious rivals
have combined to thrust S him aside, and
while they were industriously engaged
in this domestic contest it was that Si
mon Cameron, another old fogy," un-
surpassed in party tactics, had tiuie to
perfect his plans and demolish his less
skilled opponents—we know, too, that
malice has assailed his• personal character
and habits as they were. assailed whil:6 he
was Governor—but notwithstanding all
this we know, and , boldly affirm, that
Wm. F. JOHNSON hasnow, as he had
when occupying the executive chair of
Pennsylvania, the abiding regard and "af-
feetion of the masses, the hardy and hon-
est yeomanry of the Commonwea!th.—
Go among the intelligent farmers and aslt
them who is their choiee, and they will
tell you with scarcely a dissenting voice,
WNI. F. JOHNSON !
Li thus sneaking we yield our mg,
poet to,, every honest difference of opin
ion as to the qualifications of the se-
weal , gentlemen•whose names have been
,But public opinion will sus
Stephen T. Miller, of. Dauphin county,
John W. Cowell, of Bucks county, and
'Jtdin H. Seltzer, of Berke county, WltMey
Thomas E. Pollock, Grain Measurer.
.Butter and Lard In
John I. Austin,. of Northumberland, Lum
Wm. A. Ott, Salted Beef and Pork In
Isaac B. Garrigues, Marble Measurer.
• Three of the list are said to be Ameri
can Democrats, one ar . Old Liner Whig
and the remainder American Whigs.
ELECTION OF STATE S E NATgR.-At
the special election s for state senator, in
Philadelphia; on Tuesday, libnry C.
Pratt, Whig and American, was elected
over J. Murray Rush,' Democrat, , by
2,342 majority. The returns from all
the wards. in the district show a OW
vote of 27,684.
• THE BEALE CASE.—The Harrisburg
arahl says the most strenuous efforts
have been made, for the pardon of Pr.
Beale, but that after a full hearing of
the ease, Gov. Pollook positively refused
to grant him a pardon.
fair► us in saying that of the 'many eandi
+des- there is ncno preferable to Gov.
fohnson—none more worthy. By his
character and experience as a Statdsiftan
—by his fainiliarity with her wants and
'tis practical knowledge -of-the--interests
if our great State—by his high regard
-`or her honor and his ability to defend it
—by every thing that entitles a man to
•espect and confidence—he is eminently
itted for the U. S. Senate. Thorough
), American in opinion and feeling and
:carless in the defence of right,we proud-
'y point to Wm. F. Johnson aiPennsyl
vantres ablest and noblest Statesman.=
Shall the claims of such a man be passed
by with indifference now that the way is
open for Pennsylvania to redeem her char
acter in the national councils ? Forbid
it, Justicel forbid it, State Pride ! • Let
Whigs and Atnericans no longer weaken
tlieir strength, therefore, by divisions
upon inexperienced candidates, but by a
vigorous and united' rally secute the
election of Wm. „F. JOHNSON.
MESS. DONALDSON AND CRISWELL
The communication in another part
of our paper of to-day in defence. of
Messrs Donaldson and Criswell against
an attack in the ShippenSburg News,
comes'to us from,a :Whig, a - gentleman
of talent and good standing in the party
and as "to speak his thoughts. is every
freeman's right," we give it , a -plata in'
our columns. We wish it to be' distinct
ly understood; however, that we assume
no responsibility for its statements. In
.fact-we disagree entirely with the)vriter
in his estimate of public opinion. We
cannot allow the writer to say that Messrs.
Donaldson and Criswell have only follow
ed-the wishes of their constituents in sup
porting Gen. Cameron for U. S. Senator
without giving it emphatic contradiction.
We have had ample opportunity & learn
ing public opinion within the last few
days, and cannot be mistaken in saying
that their vote for Gep. Cameron is the
subject of severe public denunciation.—
We sincerely believe that the first choice
of the great body of the Whigs and
Americans of Cumberland county is ex-
Gov. Wm. F. JoimsToN, and that they
will bold their' Representatives to stern
accountability for their vote for U. S.
GOV. POLLOCK'S APPOINTMENTS.
The following appointments are an
nounced is the Harrisburg Herald, as
hsving been made by Gov. Pollock.—
All the appointees are residents of Phil
adelpyia, except those otherwise stated.
George It. Graham, Harbor Master.
Abraham Myers, Sealer of Weights and
Measures for the od city of Philadelphia.
Samuel D. Abbott, Sealer of Weights and
Measures for the old county of Philadelphia.
William D. Baker, Bark Inspector.
Henry 'Pleasaitts, Lazaretto Physician
'Toward Taylor, of Chester county, Port
Jacob Pepper, of Delaware county, Quar
J. W. T. McAllister, Health Officer.
Joseph E. Harned, Master Warden.
Andrew McLean, Keeper of the Powder
In the House of Representatives on
Tuesday last; before the, meeting of the
Convention to elect aU. S. ' Senator, a
resolution was offered providing fiir-ttm
appointinent of a joint comMittee to in- -
qUire into alleged charges of, bribery in
connexion With the election of U. S. Sen
ator. The resolution was resisted stoutly
by the friends of Gen. Cameron, as in
tended to affect him injuriously in the
election then near at hand, and because
no specific charges were made. , Upon
its being explained, however, by Mr.
Simpson, of Philadelphia, that specific
information would be' presented if the
Committee was raised, the opposition
was dropped and resolution ••pasted unan
imously. The resolution has since pass
ed the Senate, and invests the Com-
mittee with poWer to send for persons
and papers to inquire whether any cer
rupt or improper influences have .been
used or attempted to be used to affect
said election. The house committee is
composed of Messrs. Thompson, Sallade
and Eyster. The Senate committee of
Messrs. Jordan, McClintock and Browne.
There has been no little talk of bribery
in connexion with this election, and the
promised developements will be anxious
ly:looked for. - Tf true we trust the
guilty piirties may be thoroughly exposed
and the eandidate who has resorted to
such infamous means overwhelmingly de
The Harrisburg correspondent of the
North American, under date of Saturda •
says the committee meets every evening
for the examination Of witnesses, by some
of whom there has already been some
" strong swearing." S,everal' material
witnesses have absented themselves, and
the Sergeant-at-arms has been despatched
in pursuit of them. The Committee has
been requested by resolution of the House
to report on' Saturday next, but it is not
certain whether they will be abl,e,to. do
TILE SENATORIAL VOTE.
Tlie vote for U. S. Senator on the
first ballot -as follows, The second -bah
lot was about the Falho except that Mr
Sallade, of: Berks, wok over to Came
For Simon Cameron.—Messrs. Crabb, Cres
well, Frazer, Fry, Haldeman, Hendricks.
Killinger, Sellers and Shuman, of the Senate,
and 'Messrs. Allegood, Barry, Boal, Bowman,
Caldwell, Carlisle, Clover, Crawford, Cris Well.
Cummings, of Philadelphia, Cummins of
Somerset, Donaldson,_ Eyiter, Fearon, Flet
cher, Foster,Frailer , Free, Gross, Guy,
Haines, Hulbs, King, Kirkpatrick, Krepps,
Lane, Lens, McConkey, McConnell, Mengle,
Morrison, Muse, North, Palmer, Reese, Rit
tenhouse, Rutter, Shearer, Smith, of Alleg
heny, Smith of Blair, Steel, Stehloy, Startle.
vent, Waterhouse, Weddell, Wood, Yorkes,
Zeigler and Strorg, (Speaker) of the House.
For C. R. Bufkatew.-L-Messrs. Browne,
Goodwin, Hamlin , lloge , Jamison, Mc
Clintock, Piatt, Quiggle, Sager, Walton,
Wherry and Hiester, (Speaker) of the Senate,
and Messrs. Baker, Bush, ChriSt, Craig.
Dougherty, Dunning, Dugan, Fry, John
ston, McLean, Maxwell, Orr, Sande, Stock
dale, Thompson and Wright, of the House.
.For J. P. Jones.—Messrs, Tacrgart, of the
Senate, and Foust, Harrison, Hodgson, Lin
derman, McCoombs, Magill, Pennypacker,
Simpson, Smith of Philada., and Stewart of
For David Willnot.=-Messrs. AyerY, Bald.
win, Downing, Holcomb, LaportcyLathrop,
Lott, McCalmont and Wickersham, of the
For Thomas Williams.—Messrs. Darsie,•
Frick, Price, and Skinner, of the Senate,
and Chamberlain, Powell, Ross and Witmer,
of the House.
For James -,Track.— Messrs. Ferguson,
Flenniken. ,and Lewis,a of the Senate, and
Ball, Franklin, Herr and McCullough; of
For Henry M. Fuller.---Messrs. Maddock
and Morris, of thell n ouse.
For Smith r. Page, of the
For Thomas H. Baird. Messrs. Gwinner
and Thorne, of the House.
For George Chambers.—Mr. Lowe, of the
Ar John C. Kitnkel.---Mr. Jordan, of the
For 0. If Tiffany.—Mr. Bergstresser, of
For. J. S.. Black.---111r. Buckalew, .of the
After the second ballot a motion to
adjourn the coniention for two weeks
prevailed by a vote of 97 to 64.
' Ti u SENAT9RSIIIP.—The probabilities
are'thaf there will be no election of U.
S. Senator at the adjourned eowNntion
on Tuesday next, and that the election
will go over to next winter.
,HONOR TO GEN. SCOTT
The meed of justice to the war worn
hero, whose earliest laurels were gallant
ly won at Lunday's Lan,e . and whose old
age is gilded with, glory as the Conqueror
of Mexico, is at- length accorded by -- ti
tardy government.. Partizan rancor hav- .
ing at last ceased its hostility, the pass
age of the bill eonfering on Gen. WIN.
FIELD SCOTT the brevet rank of Lieu
tenant General, took place in the U. S.
House of Representatives on Monday of
last week by
. 0. large majority. The
passage of •the resolution was the occasion
of great rejoicing among Gen. Scott's
.many friends in Washington, and is ap
plauded by the newspaper press of all
parties throught the country. The Le
gislature of our State has passed a for- .
mal vote of thanks to Congress for its ac
tion. It is said that when tho - General
heard of his appointment, he dropped
his head for a moment and tears were
, een trickling down hikc .s ly e ek
ply was worthy of his fame, and was pre
cisely as follows': ,
" Let no man say, hereafter, that his
country is ungrateful to one who has
served her faithfully."
The bill was proinptly concurred in
by the Senate(and on Saturday last was
approved by the - President. It is retro
spectiVe in its provisions, and allows him
the pay affixed to the rank, under the
Act of May 28th, 1798, from the date of
his services in Mexico. His back pay
to the present ti ie, would amount to
more - than $50,00 and the compensa
tion receive, addition to his
regular pay as Major General in corn-.
mand, will make his 'annual income about
.10,000, for life. There is also attached
to the grade of Lieutenant-General a
staff of six persons—four Lieutenant-
Colonels and two Secretaries—each with
the rank and pay of a Lieut r enant-Colonel.
The Lieutenant-General's pay and emol
uments as fixed' by the Act of 1798, are
as follows :. $250 monthly pay, .$5O
monthly allowance for forage, and-forty
rations per day, or money in lieu thereof
at the current price.
Fount Ono (Counto 31tatters.
ttc&- The Communication of J. R. is
declined. The association in question we
are inclined to think . is doing good and there
fore ought to he spared from ungenerous
criticism, especially as there "are few if any
such associations, probably, which are not
open to similar attacks.
WASPINOTON'S BRITH-DAY.—To mor
row will be the anniversary of the brith-day
of WASIIISOTON ) but BO far we hear of no
movement for its appropriate celebration.
A parade of the Carlisle Light Infantry is
ordered, which we presume will be the only
MR. HAMMAN 'S WRITING CLASS.
A day or too since- we looked in upon the
writing class now receiving instruction frorit
Mr. Philip Hanunan, in the Grand Jury
Room in the Court House, and found his
pupils makinglnost gratifying progress in the
art. A compailison of their original writing
with the freedOm of hand attained after six
lessons, gave striking proof of advancement
on the part of the pupils. The system is
evidently a good one all& Mr. H. fully capa
ble of imparting instruction to others.
FARMERS MEETING. We wore glad
to see the meeting for,the organization of an
Agricultural Skiety, on Saturday last, SO
well attended, Slowing that our Farmers are
fully awake to the importance of the subject
and determined that Cumberland shall• not
remain in the rear of her sister counties in
such enterprises. The proceedings will be
found in another part of to-day's paper. An
adjourned meeting will, be held next Satur
day, the 25th; at' which we hope there will
be. a still larger turn-out.
A PROMPT OFFICER.—We understand
that N. W. Woons, Esq. our efficient County
Treasurer, some days since paid over to the
State Treasurer the whole amount of taxes,
&c. duo the Commonwealth from this
County—Lthus closing his account foy the
year 1854. We aro informed that Mr. Woods
is the only Treasurer in the State who has
thus early fully discharged his liabilities to
SORI NG •LIK E—The_iveitther.
MIL BiNTIAMS LECTURE.-L--The list
lecture Of the Union Fire Company's Course
was delivered on Thursday evening last by
ELLIS BONHAM, Esq. The subject of the
lecture was'. "Our National Peculiarities,"
which opened a wide field for the discussion
of our popular institutions; character and
habits. The lecturer's review of these was
exceedingly interesting and entertaining,
though some of the anecdotes which' -were
thrown in by way of illustration were of
rather an exceptionable sort. Although the
weather and walking were both bad, a large
audier•ce was present. The course is now
closed, and while it has been - a source of in
struction and entertainment to the public we
trust it has replenished the funds of a meri.
ARRESTED.—.-A young man named
Whitman was arrested in Philadelphia, on
Sattirday, charged with forcing open the
trunk of Mr. Feet, Daguerreotypist, of this
place, and extracting money therefrom to,
the amount of over $9O. After a hearing
before an Alderman ho was committed for
trial. The robbery took place some two
ACCIDENT.—Mr. John Sprout, of
Hampden, township, formerly Com Missioner,
met with an accident on the 13th inst.,. by
falling from the hift to the threshing floor of
his barn. One of his arms was broken above
the elbow, but he was otherwise not seriously
Atti- The writer of a communication
in the lastlVidunteer, malting n scurrillous
attack upon Prof. Tiffany, is infnrmed that
that gentleman did not write the article
alluded to in the Herald, nor was it dictated
by him,. as we well know.
We are indebted to Messrs. LIPPIN
CPTT, GRAMS°. & Co., publishers, of Phila
delphia, fora . copy of "The Suns of the
Sires of 1776," being a history of the rise,
progress and destiny of the Ainerican Party,
and its probable influence on the next Presi
dentin! election, to which is added a review
of the letter of the Hon. H. A. Wise, against
the Know Nothings.—This valuable book is
for sale at PIPER'S Bookstore in this place,
and will be sent free of postage, to any part
of the United States, by sending one dollar
to the publishers.
On the 15th inst . ., by the Rev. C. P. Wing, Mr. RICH
ARD ODEN MULLIKIN, of Marylend, to MARY ULAN
HAYS, daughter of the late John Heys, Esq., of CurliFle .
On the 15th Inst., by the RCP. J. Evans, Mr. Mtn. K
LINT/SLY. to Miss SOPHIA ORING, both of West Poun•
Near Mount 'Vernon, Alabama, on the ntst of January
JOHN SI3IISON, formerly of Carlisle, in thorsith year of
In this borough, oh the 4th inst. Mr JAMES STEIN,
aged about 67 years.
On tho 15th inst., at Lim residence of her son, Col.
Lowis Ryer, near.':Shepliertlstown, Mrs. JULIA ANNA
relict of the late Lewis flyer, Fr. fitted 78 years.
3160 atmertis ements.
- OTlCE.—Notice is hereby given
that I have, this day,'tisseelated with rue In tho
B of my profession. Wm. M. l'eurese and Thos. M.
Biddle, E.'sqrs. All business, in future will be attended
toby the above under the firm of - Ilinnts
Fob. 14th 185.5. W. M. BIDDLE, At'ty at LAW
Amor LARGE FURNITURE SALE.
-On SATURDAY. the 10th of March. next.
at the residence of Martha C. Duncan, on East
Hih t, Carlisle, will be at puic
Auction, a gregatStree variety of HOUSEHOLD loffered
FURNITURE, as follows:
Mahogany Sideboard, Mahogany Sofas and Bureaus,
Dining and Breakfast Tables, Card Tables,
Dressing Bureau with mirror and marble slab,
Bedsteads, Feather Beds and Hair Niatrusses,
Mahogany and Windsor Chairs, Washstands,
Ingrain and Rag Carpets, Stair Carpets, Mirrors,•
Chequered and 'Plain Matting, Parlor A CoJkins Stores,
China Dinner and Tea Sets,
large iron and brass Kettles, Bell-metal Kettles,
Andirons, Shovels and Tongs,
Wash Tubs, Buckets and other articles too numerous t
Mention. Sale to commence at
. 0,14 lock, A. M. whoa
terms will be made known by
feb2l MARTI .'O. DUNCAN
11 4 . „ ! , PUBLIC; SALE.—On Wednes
..io-ki,) day the '2Bth of February, will lie Fluid at pub
lie le on retnises subscriber-a I
Die inkai townsh sa ip, on the
tho p Walnut of I
in Read. the n
following property, vlz:—eight head of horses, cows
young cattle, hogs, ploughs and barrette, eight sets of
double and , single trees,- a trotting bui.,*gy
and harness, and other articles not necessary to men.
tlon. Sale to commence at 10 o'clock, A. M.
PIIOMAS LER, sr.
T11031A5 LER, jr.
TIMBER LAND FOR SALE...-.
K Tho E
lilluSen Oen' will Pen at private sale about
• 450 ACRES OF MOUNTAIN TIMDFR . LAND. In
lots to suit purchasers, The timber is, yellow pito ID
for sawing and building purposes, as also oak and chest
nut. The land is located very near the new read lea
ding from James Weakley's saw mill to Laurel Forge,
and extends up said road /IRMO as Cold Spring, adjoi -
lug Richard Woods, John Sterrett and Harken. and
Seymour's saw mill. A draft of the land can be seen at
the Imtum of A. Comery at Weakly's saw mill.
Feb. 20, 65. R. & S. OIVIN..
STATI OF TITO 31 AS. SW EA RIN
LAGEN, dere tsed.—Notiee is hereby Oven that lit
ters of administration on the estate of Thomas Swenrin•
gen, of East Pennshoro towinship, Cutfiborlanit county,
deceased, have been granted by the Regliter of said
county to the subscriber, residing in the sauna township.
All persons knowing themselves indebted to said ektato
are required to make Immediate payment, and those
having claims to present them for settlemt tit to
21),'55 IIENIANIIN ERB, Admber.
KLES,AIAN WANTED.—An expe
kjiionced Salesman ranto a•nrr ()nods Ntore.
AMy to, " O. W. MTN