Huntingdon journal. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1843-1859, September 13, 1854, Image 2

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Wediesday Morslag, Sept. 13, 18114.
- vmussi - BREWBTER,
James Pe.!E., of Northumberland co.
pearge Darsle, of Allegheny co.
Daniel M. Smyser, of Montgomery co.
John R. Edie, of Sornerset County.
James Maguire, Huntingdon County.
George W. Smith, Blair County.
John W. Matters, Huntingdon.
ilenry Glazier, Huntingdon.
Richardson Read, Canaille.
J. A. Shade, Dublin township.
Perry Moore, Morris township.
V. B. PALMER, the American Newspa
per Agent. is THE on, AI/THOR/ZED AGENT for
this paper in the cities of Boston, New-York and
Philadelphia, and is duly empowered to take ad
vertisements and subscriptions at the rates as re
quired by us. His receipts will be regarded as
payments. Hu offices ATE—BOSTON, Senility's
Building; N. Your, Tribune Buildings. Pun,-
necrnu, IQ. W. corner of Third and Chestnut
Agents for the Journal.
The following persons we have appointed Agents
for the EIMINGDON JOURNAL, who are author
ized to receive and receipt for money paid on sob
ecription, and to take the names of new Batumi
bersatonr published prices. . .
We do this for the Convenience of our stabled.
bore living at a distance from Huntingdon.
JOHN %V. THOMPSON, Esq., Hollidaysburg,
SAMUEL COEN, East Barren,
GEORGE W. Colosnms, Shirley township,
Hasa, Munson,
Clay township.
DAVID ETNIR3, Cromwell township.
Dr. J. P. Asticom, Penn township,
J. WAREHAM MAT rmw, Franklin township,
Sasscat. STEFPEY, Jackson township,
Cot. JNO. C. WATSON, Brady township,
MORRIS BROWN, Springfield township,
W3I. HUTCHINSON, Esq., Wistriorsmark tp.,
JAstas McDowst.o, Brady township,
HENRY NEFF, West Barren.
3laj. CHARLES MICKLEY. 'rod township,
A. M., Dublin township,
GEORGE WiLsolv, Esq., Tell township,
Janes CLARK, Birmingham.
'NATHANIEL LYTLE, Esq., Spruce Creek.
Maj. W. MOORE, Alexandria.
B. F. WALLACE, Union Furnace.
SIMEON Walnut., Esq., Union township.
DAVID CLARKSON, Esq., Cass township.
Hvatinu, WIGTON,ESII., Franklin township.
D.tvio PARKER, Es 3., Warnorsmark.
Darn° AIIRANDT, Esq., Todd township.
A few loads of WOOD at the Journal Office.
11#1,..See new Advertisements.
Will visit Huntingdon on Wednesday 20th
inst., and by Divine permission, will preach in
St. John's Church, on the evening of that day,
at early candle light.
1611 - Kennedy & Bro.'s F. Simile Counter.
feit Detector for September, published in Pitts
burgh, is on our table, and as usual, is full of
the most valuable information to Bankers and
all men dealing in money ; that they may avoid
being imposed upon.
The attention of School Directors is
directed to the CIRCCLAR published in another
In a snarl—some of our friends in Hunting
don county. They bad better pursue the good
old plan of sticking to regular nominations, and
above all beware of locofoco gull-traps. The
only object the locos have in view, is to slip in
to office, through an amalgamation with dissat
isfied whigs.—Rafteman's Journal.
We are gratified to know that we have at
the present time as good a ticket, composed of
as efficient and true whigs, for the various coin
ty offices, as were ever voted for, and the whigs
of old Huntingdon know too well their own in
terest to get "in a snarl" by supporting a mon
grel ticket concocted by locofocos for the pur
pose of distractingthe present united whig party.
We can assure the Rafttnnan that no fears
need be entertained on that head, as the whigs
of this county intend doing this fall, as on for
mer occasions—rote the whole whig ticket.
dames Maguire.
We ask the few Whigs Who oppose the re
election of Mr. Maguire whether they can point ,
to any legislative act or vote of his which de
a sentence of condemnation? If there
is such an act or vote, let them put a finger up.
on it, or refer to the page of the Pamphlet
Laws or to the Journal of the House, where it
may be found. The truth is, Mr. Maguire has
been tried and not found wanting! He was
constantly in his seat, watchful of the interests
of his constituents and of the welfare of the
State. He procured the passage of eight or
ten local acts for Huntingdon county; and all
his public acts bear the strictest scrutiny. The
little opposition which manifests itself, is alto
gether of a personal and private character—en
vy, disappointment and personal dislike, which
should never be carried to the ballot-box, but
yield to the decisions of the county comention.
We are happy to say that some who opposed
him last fall are now for him.
Mr. Maguire has been re-nominated by the
Whig Convention, agreeably to the time.honor
od usages of the party, and he is, therefore, en
titled to the votes of all loyal Whigs. Rio merits
and qualifications have twice been fully endor
sed by his party in their collective capacity—
the people themselves in their sovereign capa
city have once called him to a seat in their le
gislative halls; and even his present competitor,
John Scott, Esq., wee a warm friend and sup
porter of James Maguire last year, and exerted
his influence in his favor when no Locofoco
thought proper to enter the field against him,
and the contest •*; bcorcla 0.6 whip.
The !Mongrel Convention and its
After WO weeks of drumming up of dole•
gates, and plotting and scheMing, "the inde,
pendants" met on Tuesday afternoon of last
week, in the Court-room, toptesenttothe public
"a county ticket for which the People connote,"
—that is, if they have stomach enough for
such a dose! This convention was held too
late to be noticed by us last week. It merits
passing notice from our hands now.
It is to he borne in mind that these aelfstyl
ed "independents," are opposed to the regular
ly nominated Whig ticket; not because the
candidates are not good and honest men, and
well qualified for the respective offices for
which they are nominated, but because some
of these disinterested, and patriotic "independ
ents" themselves, were candidates for the same
nominations in the Whig Convention: pledged
to abide by its decision. In that Convention
they were di,rappionted, as some must always
be disappointed, when there is a plurality of
aspirants for the same office. It is also a fact
worthy of remembrance, that Thomas P. Camp
bell, who, as a politician, has long since been
considored as neither bird nor beast, but rath
er ftskey, and who was the moat prominent ac.
I for in the Convention of the sth inst., and
chairman of the Democratic County Committee,
and ex-officio commander of the Locofoco for
ces of the County, had the impudence to bore
Whig Delegates to the regular Whig Conven
tion to nominate his brother for the office of
Prothonotary; and the Major too, was disap•
pointed. The nomination of Mr. Mattern was
particularly objectionable to this leader of the
hosts of the "incorruptsble democracy." In
deed, no one knows better than the gallant Ma
jor the, importance of a friend at Court, or a
brother in the Prothonotary's office. So much,
then, in explanation of this "independent"
movement. The motives are so plain, that he
who runs may read them.
Now a few words as to the proceedings of
this mongrel amalgamated Convention. As
they sat with closed doors and darkened win
dows, in imitation probably of the "Know No
things," we cannot give the minutia of what
transpired in the Court-room, but the results
are what we have to do with.
John Scott, Esq., (Banker) was nominated
for Assembly. He is the Huntingdon Bank
candidate, and the chosen instrument of the
wealthy and aristocratic wire-workers of this
borough, and well suited to their caloulations
and speculations. His nomination was a "fix
ed fact" more than a week before the Conn
tion met. The wire-workers here had thatand
other parts of the ticket all 'cut and dry;' and
all efforts to nominate a man in any other
quarter or of any other name, were fruitless.—
To the Huntingdon Bankers and monied men,
and shavers generally, he is highly acceptable,
and will no doubt, advance their darlingscheme
of ad vanciug the rates of interest or respealing
the usury laws. As Mr. Scott is as valid a 10.
cofoco as can be found any where in the same
amount of akin. we at first thought he would,
of course, get his party vote; but this idea is
negatived by the murmurings of dissatisfaction
which is beard among the masses who swear
that they will not 'support the "candidate of
two men"—meaning thereby, the candidate of
Thomas P. Campbell, Esq., and John P. An
derson, Esq. However, it is probable that Mr.
Scott will, in the main, got the Locofoco vote;
but Whigs who are Whigs from principle, will
not tench his ticket. A bitterer pill could not
be offered to a Whig.
The next nomination was that of a Prothon
otary. Having been unsuccessful in the Whig
Convention, Thomas P. Campbell calledanoth
er Convention, mixing into it from one-half to
two-thirds Loci:dims—among them, such men
as the Orladys, the Carrens Patterson, the
'Squire Weston and the John McCombs—
and of course succeeded in getting his brother.
Matthew F. Campbell, nominated.
Next the the question was considered wheth
er any nomination for Register and Recorder
should be made, many democrats having ex
pressed a determination of voting for the regu
lar Whig nomination. It was conceded that
there is no earthly chance of electing an inde
pendent candidate against Mr. Glazier ; but it
was deemed ti stroke of policy to nominate
somebody, no mtater who, as it would leek bad
to have a gap in the ticket, and as a full ticket
would bring out more force with it, and add
strength to the other nominations. This pre.
liminary question being settled, the Convention
nominated Mr. Alexander Stewart of Jackson
township, for Register and Recorder.
Now, one stiriking feature in this affair is,
that Mr. Campbell and Mr. Stewart were I
both candidates in Whig Convention, and
pledged to support its nominees. And more
over, Mr. Campbell has been twice nominated
and twice elected Register and Recorderby the
Whigs. However, it is said by many demo
crats that he never would have beaten Mr. Ja
cob Miller, if' Major Campbell had been true to
his own party. Having served two terms al
ready, these "independents" insist on retaining
his services in a still more ardous and profita
ble office, and that too, contrary to his own in
clination; and notwithstanding his lack of
qualifications, solely for the benefit of his bro
ther, who is a great friend of monopolies.' Mr.
Stewart was also a delegate to the White Con
vention, and we feel satisfied that he will mot
lend himself to this scheme of disorganization,
and offer himself up as a political sacrifice to
further Major Campbell's project, of rotating
his brother from ono office into another. It is
not pretended that there is a chance of defeat
ing the Whig candidate for Register and Recor
der; and all doubt about the success of the
whole ticket is now removed. Many of the del
egates left the Covention dissatisfied, and de.
nouncing some of its nominees; and Major
Campbell, who is known to be a great enthusi
ast, and a small politician, is not very highly
inflated with the idea of success. Whigs who
were dissatisfied with the Whig nominations
are quietly taking their places in the Whig ranks.
It is yet to be seen whether Messrs. Camp
bell and Stewart will violate their PLEDGES to
their Wbig friends. They must both under
stand the Whig party of this county better than
to expect them to aid the enemy in their diem ,
ganizing scheme; And if sneers wore even
possible, they must know in what estima.
tins they would be held by all parti es. Their
fate would ho like that of Benedict Arnold.—
Their new allies love the treason, but despise
the traitors.
The mongrels then nominated candidates for
Commissioner, Director of the Poor, and Au
ditor; but as these nominations are unimpor
tant, and as this notice has already become
lengthy, we puss them by for the present.
We shall have occasion to notice these matters
actin be!ore the election i 3 o'er.
Proceedings ofthe Free Demoorstio
State Convention.
The Free DeMocrntic State Convention as.
sembled at Harrisburg, Aug. 30th. Dr. Robert
Mitchell, of Indiana, President, and Dillin,
of Phil'a, Secretary. The following resolutions
Were adopted and ordered to be published.
Kelsolved, That the no called Democratic
porty, by ils systematic subserviency to the
slave holding power of the country, an maui.
fested by a series of measures, (the last of
the NebriAlka Kansas bill, involvingthe
repeal of the Missouri Compromise, has given
the most indubitable evidence that it intends
to submit to every demand of power, even
though it may involve the introduction of sla
very into the free States, the revival of the for.
eign slave-trade, and the protestation of the
popular branch of cure goverment, by making
it subservient to the Senate, through the intro
duction into that body of senators, (the repre.
sentatives of slave-holding constituencies, in.
significant in point of numbers;) thus eet.
ting at defiance the will of the people, and con
stituting the only cause to anticipate a disso
lution of the Union.
Resolved, That the present State and Gener
al Administrations have boldly assumed there.
sponsibility of the policy, and the Free Democ
racy hold them responsible for this departure
from the policy and principles of the fathers of
the Republic.
Resolved, That the only questions now prom.
ineptly before the people of this State, are
those of liberty against slavery,and temperance
and intemperance, and upon those issues will
be determined the approaching gubernatorial
election: and that the candidate of the so call.
ed Democratic party stands before the people
BIL the justifier, if not the advocate of the exten
sion of slavery to territory now free; and upon
the subject of a Prohibitory Liquor Law (the
only adequate remedy for the manifest evils of
intemperance) this position is unsatisfactory to
the friends of temperance.
Resolved, That in view of the transcendent
importance of the 9oestions now before the peo
ple, the one involving their honor and integri.
ty, touching solemn compacts, affectinghuman
liberty; the other, the happiness, temporal and
eternal, of millions vet unborn, it heroines the
friends of liberty and morality to disregard all
party ties and prejudices, and unite in onebody
in opposition to an administration whose meas
ures are sofratig,ht with evil to the human race.
Resolved, That, without expressing, upon this
occasion, any opinion no to the old issues which
have heretofore divided the Whig and Demo
cratic parties, or as to any collateral or secon- I
dory questions which may exist between them,
we cannot fail to recognize the issues as being
fairly made upon the two greatquestions above
named, and that the Hon James Pollock stands
before the people of the State as the represen
tative of the sentiments of Liberty and Tem
perance, and should therefore receive the sup
port of the Free Democracy of the State.
Resolved, That we accept the proposition to
withdraw, tendered by our worthy candidates
for the several State offices, in order that an
undivided front may he presented in opposi
tion to the State and National Administra
tions at the ensuing election.
Resolved, That, notwithstanding the with
drawal of our State ticket, we deem it our duty
to maintain our distinctive organization as a
Free Democratic party. We, nevertheless, ex
press a willingness to unite with our fellow ci-,
tizens of other parties, at any time, in forming
a new party of the people, to maintain the
rights of freedom, and resist the encroach
ments of slavery, whenever an effint to that
end shall be made.
Resolved, That the Chairman of the State
Committee be directed to publish the corres
pondence between the committee and the Hon.
James Pollock.
ELI EILLIN, Secretary.
Letter In Judge Pollock,
Philadelphia, Aug. sth, 1854.
Whig State Committee, in their recent address
appeal to the people of Pensylvania "on the
ground of resolute opposition to the further ex
tention of the institution of domeatic slavery in
the territorial domain of the nation;" and they
"solemnly pledge the Whig party of Pennsyl
vania and its candidates to the doctrines of the
act of 1780;" "to the great ordinance of 1787,
in its full scope and all its beneficient princi
ples ;
to a resolute determination to effect the
absolute .d entire repeal of the aggressive
portions of the Nebraska bill; to the protection
of the personal rights of every human bong un
der the Constitution of Pennsylvania and the
Constitution of the United States, by maintain
ing inviolate the trial by jury and writ of Ha
beas Corpus."
Desiring to unite if possible, with our fellow
republicans of every party and name in oppo
sition to an administration, which has reckless.
ly and wantonly violated the plighted honor of
our fathers. we respectfully ask an expression
of Your sentiments on the following points
First, what are your views concerning the
provisions of the Nebraska Kansas bill, which
repealed the Missouri Compromise, and of the
duties imposed by that measure upon the
friend& of Freedom ?
Secondly, Do you hold that the policy °mho.
died in the sixth article of compact in the cele
brated ordinance of 1787, is a wise and bene—
ficent policy, and ought to be applied to all ter
ritory now belonging to the United States, or
that may hereafter be acquired by them ?
Thirdly, Do you hold that the constitutional
rights of flaheas Corpus and trial by jury
should he preserved inviolate to every person
arrested on or by virtue of the process of the
federal judiciary ?
Ou behalf of the Free Democratic State Co
mmittee. Wu. B. Moons, Chairman.
Judge Pollock's Reply.
Mil:nix, Aug. 18th, 1854.
Sin have the honor to acknowledge the
receipt of your communication of the fah inst.,
asking "an expression of my sentiments on
certain points" therein set forth. Cordially
approving the sentiments of the address of the
Late Central Committee to which you have re
ferred, I cannot hesitate to reply to your...quer
ies; and, in reply to your first question, any
that my views concerning the provisions of the
Nebraska-Kansas bill, which repealed the His
smug Compromise, and of the duties imposed
by that measure upon the friends of freedom,"
have been often and publicly expressed. That
bill, in its origin, design, progress, and final
consummation, is without merit to recommend
or principle to sustain it. Unasked, ill-timed,
and reckless—a palpable violation of a solemn
compact of plighted faith and national honor—
an undisguised attempt to introduce slavery
into atcrritory now free, it deserves, and should
receive the unquallified condemnation of a fret?
people. The duties imposed by this measure
upon the friends of freedom are, "a restate de
termination to effect the absolute and entire re
peal of the aggressive portions of that bill"—
the reenactment of that portion of the Missou
ri Compromise which prohibits slavery in those
Territories—their restoration and preservation
to freedom—and active opposition, now and
hereafter, by every legal and constitutional
mean., to the aggressions of slavery and itsex
tension in the territorial domain of the nation.
Secondly, I hold that the policy embodied in
the sixth article of compact in the celebrated
ordinance of 1787, is a wise and benificient po-
Hey, and ought to be applied to all territory
now belonging to the United Statesorthat may
be acquired by them. The great and benefi•
cial results of that policy demonstrate its wis
dom and the wisdom of the Statesman by whom
it was introduced and sustained ; a departure
from it ought never to have been permitted,
and is the great error of modern legislation.
Thirdly, I hold that the Constitutional rights
of habeas corpus and trial by jury should be
preserved inviolate and secured to every person
arrested on or by virtue of the process of the
federal judiciary. The declaratio nsf these
constitutional rights is but the recognition of
a nue of the geueral, great and essential priori
plea of liberty and free government.
Yours Respectfully, JAMES POLLOCK.
Mr. IVilliam B. Thomas, Chairman of Free
Democratic State Cenrcation.
.m• •
The following is the letter from Mr. Potts,
authorising the withdrawal of his name.
• WARWICK FhasAcn, June 12th, 1854.
Dot Sir: The great importance, and even
necessity, of mica among the various Apra,-
mp.nts to the misrule at both Washington and
Harrisburg, has become obvious to all—and I
oat greatihed to learn that an, effort in now be
ing made, by duly authorized committees ; to
effect, if posible, an end so very desirable, and
to put in nomination such candidates for office
as will, at the coming election, command the
support of the satire opposition. To promote
this object, our Free Democratic friends are,
doubtless, prepared to make every concession
and saeriffee, consistent with a due regard to
their principles; and with a view to disembar
ass your committee in its activity upon this
matter, so far as I ant individually Concerned,'
I fully authorize and comment to, the withdraw
al of my nomination as a candidate for the of.
Gee of Governor, at any time that it may be
deemed expedient to do so. With the highest
respect, I am, gentlemen, very truly yours,
DAVID Porrs, JR.
TO William B. Thomas, Chairman of Free
Democratic Convention.
Department of Common Schools,
'HARRISBURG, SErrEmeen, 5,1854,
71, County Superintendents:
As much misapprehension very strangely
prevails in regard to the construction of the
TIIIRTY•9IYTII section of the School Law, your
attention is respectfully called to its provisions
and the necessity for making prompt explana•
The section in qustion provides, that "as
soon as the Schools of any district have been
kept open and in operation at least fourmontha
subsequent to the first Monday in June preced.
iug, the President of the Board of Directors
(or Controllers) shall certify the same, under
oath or affirmation," &c., and that upon the re
ceipt of such certificate, together with the re•
port required the TWENIY•TIIIRD section of
the act of Bth May last, Superintendent of Corn.
mon Schools shall draw a warrant for the share
of the State Appropriation to which such dis
trict is entitled. Many Directors, and others,
have most strangely construed the provision
quoted above, to mean that the certificate of
the President should set forth, that the Schools
were kept open and in operation four months
during the School year which expired on the
first Monday in June, 1854. This construction
is entirely erroneous. The provision is clear,
that the certificate must set forth that the
Schools have been kept open, &e., four months
subsequent to the first Monday in June preced
ing the time at which the affidavit is made. Itis
difficult to conceive how there can be a doubt
as to which June is referred to. The last June,
is of course meant. In the present instance,
the certificates and affidavits must set forth that
the schools have been keept open and in opera
tion four months between the first Monday in
June, 1854, and the first Monday in June, '55.
A difficulty is in some instances raised as to
what is meant by ."the Schools"—that is, wheth.
er the affidavit can be properly made, unless a
School has been opened and kept in operation
four months in every part of the district where
one may be deemed advisable. Tho law will
be fulfilled, and hence the affidavit may be pro
perly made, whenever every pupil of the dis
trict has had a reasonable opportunity of ob
taining four months' schooling.
Under the law of 1849, the districts were en
titled to a warrant for their pro rata share of
the State Appropriation, whenever they made
report of their operations under the law thepre
visas year, and certified that they had levied
tax sufficient to put and keep their schools in
operation three months for the year, to which
the appropriation applied. Under this provi.
sion, gross frauds were committed by making
false reports, when no Schools had been in op
eration—issuing duplicates and never collect
ing them, or any part of them—not keepingthe
Schools in operation as the law required—em.
ploying incompetent and immoral
and not requirinir proper brooches to be taught,
&c., and in some instances expending the
State appropriation for making roads and oth
er illegitimate purposes. Hence the provision
in the present law, that the Schools must he
kept open four months in the manner required
by the several provisions of the act of Bth May,
1854, before the appropriation will be paid.—
When the reasons for its adoption are under
stood, the provision will no doubt be approved
by every honest man, and particularly by the
friends of Education by Common Schools.
As extensive misapprehension prevails on
this subject, it is suggested that it would be
well for yoft to make a full explanation of it
through your county papers.
Very Paspectfullv, Yours, &c.,
Dep. Supt. of Com. Schools.
A Foot.'s Acr.—On Sunday night last, in
Cincinnati, Daniel McArthur was sitting in the
same room with Catharine Desmond, a young
lady to whom he was engaged. Catharine was
sitting at a small stand, reading a book and her
lover was teazing her and trying to transferher
attention from the book to himself, by extin.
guishing the candle. Finally, all of his fond
efforts haying failed, he took a double-barrelled
shot gun which stood in the corner, put on a
cap, and pulled the trigger, intending to blow
out the candle with the air forced out of the
gun by its explosion of the cap. Unfortunate
ly the gun was loaded, and the horror stricken
man heard a loud report. and saw his betroth
ed sink to the floor, bleeding and dying. A full
charge of shot entered her right breast, and in
spits ;f the efforts of the physicians who were
called. she died yesterday morning about two
o'clock. The unhappy young man isof course
almost distracted. He surrendered himself,
and was yesterday morning examined in the
Police Court. The testimony showing no erim•
inal intention, he was discharged. The dead
and the living were to have been married in
about two months.—North American.
1191.. We are authorized to announce Col. Ja.
cob Cresswell, of this county, as an indepen.
dent candidate for Congress. The Col. is well
known throughout the district as a gentleman
of talent and energy, and, should he be elected,
will make an able representative and do honor
to the district. As the Democrats have made
no nomination we presume he will receive the
support of that party._
glad to learn that Judge Pollock, the Whig
candidate for Governor, has recovered from his
recent illness, and that lie is now stumping the
Western portion of the State. He intends to
devote his whole energies to the canvass and
will speak in a majority of the counties of the
State, if his health will allow of it.
A GOOD notrac-KEEPER—The woman who
can cook a meal out of nothing and chop her
own wood.
BERKS.--a is said Chet at least one-third of
the delegates to the Locofoco Convention in
Berks county, last week, were Know-Nothings.
lIFILIt is said that Gov. Bigleris now stump•
ing the Western portion of the State.
WHIPPING IN.—At a Democratic convention
held in Scott county, 111.. a short time since,
Murray McConnell, one of the chief speakers,
said that he would ''soon take a long pole and
lash the anti• Nebraska Democrats out of the
party, as he would a set of hungry dogs out of
a meat house."
ifir The Susgnenanna River is lower this
season than it has been for twenty or thirty
years. The boys are in the habit of crossing
over in some places 'dry shod.'
flart The bark Georgiana, from 1..H0r4.1-,
with 126 "Union Girls," as they are railed in
the shipping 141, arrived at Grosse Isle, I , elow
Qaebet on the 3d inst., an well.
Advice to tho Irish, by an Irishman.
To Irish American Nit!Final:4 Citizens, in
New York and elsewhere, in:he Federal ite•
sire to point your special and emphatic atten
tion to the approaching elections. You have
at present opposed to yon a bitterly inimical
and powerful secret society called the Know-
Nothings—opposed• to you—to no Irishmen,
particularly—on the grounds that we are im
pudent and voracious cormorants of petty pla
ces under Government—that we are ignorant,
turbulent and brutal—that we are led by the
nose and entirely controlled by our clergy—
that we are willing subjects of a "foreign prince,"
the Pope—that we are only lip Repuldicsns—
that we are not worthy of the franchise—that
by the largeness of our vote, and the clannish
ness of our habits and dispositions, we rule, or
aspire to rule in America—that we aro drunk
ards and criminals—that we fill the work-hon.
see and prisons—that we heap up taxes on indus•
trious, sober, and thrifty citizens—and that for
these and other reasons we should be deposed
from our citizenship, and, in fact, rooted out of
this American nation as a body, by every , fair
and foul means. And I can tell you that, out
side the secret organization of the Know-Noth
ings—outside and beyond its influence and pow
er, an anti-Irish and anti-Catholic sentiment
It is as idle as it would be criminal to deny
this fact. There it remains, palpable and tan
gible before us;—and if we have one particle of
common sense left, we must look at it straight
in the face.
I shall not go over the charges and accusa
tions in this letter. My present object has a
different direction. I shall confine my remarks
to the Elections and your voting on the present
occasion. Next week or the week after I shall
review and discuss the schedule of accusations
and criminntions directed against you, and see
if there be any, and what groundwork for them.
Be assured while I am prepared to blister the
calumniator, and expose and hold up to scorn
the professional or political liar and schemer, I
shall he, at the same time, equally ready . to ex
pose, denounce and condemn our own impro
prieties, hackslidings, and crimes.
Now, fellow-countrymen, from my seven years'
experience in this country, and especially in
this city, I am called on to say that some mis
guided parties among voi do net improperly,
riotously and turbulently, at elections. I tell you
they do. They act improperly by making par
ties, factions, knots, cabals and coteries about
the polling places and ballot-boxes. And I
tell you that it must go to the heart of a sober,
quiet and respectable American, or German, or
Frenchman, or Irishman, to find a parcel of
clamorous. riotous, noisy, intoxicated rowdies
actually blocking up the way and preventing
the free and honest and quiet use of the noblest
earthly gift of man—the Elective Franchise.—
I repeat I have seen these things, and, as far
as I could judge, I was obliged to admit and
conclude that those turbulent party and faction
men were, in many instances, Irishmen born.
Let me odd, that to quiet, and order-loving
and respectable,and educated Americans, scenes
of this kind must be very disgusting, and must
plant in the minds of men, otherwise friendly
and sympathetic, a feeling of aversion to our
name and race not easily eradicated. I am
aware that American and Irish politicians form
an unholy compact to win a party battle and
carry a particular point; and that, taking into.
account the money they advance, the promises
of employment mid situations they hold out,
the liquor "orders" they shower about, it is
hard for poor and hard-worked and jaded la
borers to resist the temptations thrown in their
way. And lam free to admit that between
the professed politician and his dupe the profli
gate balance inclines heavily against the for
mer. But,fellow.countrymen—my poorest and
humblest fellow-countrymen—you will always
suffer—you will invariably stop the bullet or
feel the stab of the infuriated and ilisappoin'ed
enemy. The really guilty party will be sure to
be at a safe distance from riot and bloodshed,
1:3 -:;-;:lr.;;!,ii brandy and
water while you will be spilling your own and
others' blood for n wretched bribe, and without
the shadow of a virtuous or noble cause to em
gage your attention and support.
Believe me the crisis has come. Believe me
the Know Nothings will leave no stone unturn
ed to destroy your clannish influence at the
ballot-box. No matter what violent or outra
geous turn their passions may take, there is an
excuse for it in your turbulent and riotous de
meanor on election day. Look at the riot and
loss of life is St. Louis. In that case the edit
or of a German paper—The Avenger—an able
but highly intemperate man, was the cause of
the Native American or Know Nothing excite
ment. Andyet, with the feeling and animose of
anti-Catholic Irishism rankling in their breasts,
the Know Nothings made a descent on the
"Irish Quarter," in St. Louis, demolished forty
houses, arid caused ten or fifteen deaths by the
bullet and the bowie-knife. Remember, my
friends, the Germans are,
generally speaking,
reputed to be Infidels; and you know or ought
to know that the" Know Nothings" would soon•
er go to perdition with even an Infidel than, I
was about to say without irreverence, to Heal,
en with an Irish Catholic. The feeling or sen
timent, or prejudice is unmanly, ungenerous,
un-American, and un-Republican:—bot there
it is, a gangrenous spot on the otherwise noble
American character.
With these prefatory remarks I arrive at the
point from which I am anxious to address you
on the course you should pursue at the approach
ing elections.
Vote for the man your conscience approves,
and for the principles your judgment sanctions
and endorses. Go to the polls quietly, peacea
bly, without ostentation, without discussion with
anybody. Deposit your ballot without remark,
answering any question of a legal and consti
tutional character put to you. This done, go
without any delay to your places of business or
to your homes. Make no crowd. Encourage
no street or bar-room haranguing. Bring on
no discussions. If you are assailed in any way,
appeal to the authorities for protection, and
you will be protected. The sound, health
ber, second thought of an excited, and
ed, and passion -driven public opinion su
pervene; and if you act as I have determined
to act, and now point out to you, no difficulty
will occur, no riot will take place, no blood will
be spilled, no wife will be widowed, and no
children will he rendered fatherless orphans.
In 1828, O'Connell and Shiel, and the cele
brated Father Murphy of Corofin, induced half
a million of an excited people to abstain front
drinking intoxicating liquors. For three warm
summer days the hundred thousand men Re
sembled did on abstain, pre,cnting to the as
tonished British government and public, the
sublime spectacle not only of the power of the
magician agitator—O'Connell—but the result,-
tion and self-control of the masses. Do you,
fellow.countrymen abstain likewise front mad
dotting liquor on election day. Join no cliques,
parties, or crowds--deposit your voting papers
in an orderly manner—and the evil disposed
fighting men of the Know Nothing party can
not get a chance'of using their revolvers and
bowie-knives upon your persons.
I perceive by the daily and weekly press that
the politicians are calculating already on the
Catholic vote. This cruel and criminal perver
sion of the franchise into what the party gam
biers term the "Catholic" and "Irish" vote is
about the foremost and most pregnant cause of
the enmity and dread and disgust entertained
against you by the Native Americans.
Catholic Irish vote! Why, you have no morn
right to vote as a Catholic or Irishman in the
choice of American law makers, whether teller
al, state, municipal, or judicial, than you have
to plunder your neighbor's property. Ameri
can interests should guide you. 'the honor,
and glory, and prosperity of the federal Repub.
lie, the interests of the State, the purity and
health of the social relations with which you
are associated and identified, should alone
guide in the exercise of your franchise. The
Constitution knows no State religion, acknowl
edges no sectarian interference is government
Minim, cuts off clearly and totally all and every
cointec,,tutt between the rtnotg laiwor and any
and every Church, end leaves conscience free
and untrammiffied in the exercise of social and
polmcial rights. By and through the Consti•
tution. the voting privilege is extended to you;
and by Perverting that privilege to any pe . rsm.
al or religions purpose, you not only violate
your oath of citizenship, but you give it valid
excuse to your persecutors to advocate the re•
enactment of the alien and sedition laws, and
thus deprive vou of the privilege, advantage
and honor of 'forming a component part of the
great Americas Union. And let me add, that
those who appeal to and traffic on your religious
sympathies and convictions, and who constant•
ly refer in their writings and. speeches to your
position and influence as "Catholics," and solicit
you to take your "Catholic" interests into sc.
'count in exercising your right to approach the, are your bitterest mid most malig•
Want enemies, and, before God, they have a se.
lieu. responsibility for thus misleading you,
which they, in the latter end, will find it ditli
cult to satisfy and discharge. And now, fellow.
countrymen,l implore you to read and think
over these lain observations. Never mind the
want of influence or the humble position of the
writer. If what I have written be true and ration.
al,and have any common sense in it,you are bound
to attend to it and digest it, and be guided by it
just as well as if it came from 'a higher, a more
elevated, and a more dignified and e i nets ource.
Editor of the Irish American.
Later from Europe.
The steamship Africa has arrived from En.
rope with later intelligence. The particulars of
the capture of Bordersund are given. The
French were fired on first, on the 12th tilt., by
the Russians in the fortress, just as they were
getting ready to commence operations. The
bombardment then commenced in earnest, and'
after twelve hours' fire the first tower asked for
a twahours' truce to bury the dead. The French
General granted an hour, but it being broken
by the Russians, firing commenced again with
redoubled fury. a second truce being refused.—
At 9 o'clock, on the morning of the 14th, the
French effected a hreich, captured the first tow
er, which was subsequently fired by the Rue.
sian shells from the second tower, and blew up.
The attack was commenced on the second tow•
er by the English, on the 15th, who captured it
before sundown. On the 16th the assault was
begun on the main fortress, now much weaken
ed by the expenditure of ammunition, the dam.
age done by the shells, and the loss of the two
towers, by which it was partly commanded.—
The fire became so severe that the garrison
evening resistance to be hopeless, surrendered.
1000 of theprisoners were to be senttoFrance,
and 900 to England. The fortress is very badly
injured. The French commander and the English
Secretary of legation bad gone to Stockholm.
The Austrian troops entered Wallachia on
the 20th, and by the 23d, the whole army doe
cupation was to have entered. Three brigades
under Col. Coronini were preparing for a sim
lar movement into Moldavia. There is no
truth in the report that Russia has refused to
retire frost the Principalities. The expedition
to Crimea is temporarily postponed. The clo
sing of the frontier between Austria and Rus.
sia took place, on the 6th of August. The Rus
sians still remain on the Sereth and Pruth line,
`but a few regiments have re-crossed the Pruth,
as have all the sick and wounded. A band of
Circassian mountaineers, commanded by Scha
myl's;son, have made an incursion into the pro.
vince of Tiflis, sacked severel villages, commit
ted other depredations, and carried off a Rus-
sian princess. The Turkish army in Asia has
met with a decisive defeat under the walls of
Kars, where the Russians, Lnder Gen. Rebut
of' attacked and signally routed and dispersed
them, after killing 3000 Turks and taking 2000
prisoners. In Spain all is trouble, and a mod.
tfication of the cabinet was considered probab!e.
The republicans are clamerous for liberty. The
Queen is unpopular, and the Queen mother is
concealed in the Palace.—North American.
Freak of Nature.
The following we take from the Johlistmon
Echo. Those who believe in the prediction
had better make the necessary provision for the
"A child was born a few days ago in Pitts.
burg, with a full set of teeth and a stiff, heavy
heard. It, immediately commenced a conver
sation with the astonished bystanders, telling
them that the season had been an unusually
dry one, but nothing in comparison to the
drought with which they would be visited newt
year, and that the year following a fearful fem.
me would devastate the country. It then or•
dered a barber and a dentist, had its beard
taken off. and a tooth' plugged, end bidding
them all an affectionate farewell, d•i•e-d. This
strange and wonderful prediction has spread
consternation throughout the whole country."
LAR.—Judge Knox, we see it stated, bas been
up among the Free Soil Demo trots in the nor•
thern portion of the State electioneering for
Bigler; and among the expedients he used to
get them to go for the tricky gentleman, was
that of offering to procure a letter front bis Ex•
cellency declaring that the he was opposed to
the Nebraska fraud I—Daily Neu%
Pope gave the Italian Patriots who recently
landed at New York, their choice between ten
years service in the chain gang, and transport
ation to the United Slates. Flattaring to us,
is n't it?—( Exchange.
Very. We wish the Pope would keep more
of his criminals at home, and send us morepa.
biota. The trouble is, he puts the latter in
prison, and the former out, on condition that
they are sent to America.—B. K. Nothing.
ur The Whigs, Natives. and Locos, of
Philadelphia, have each nominated separate
and full tickets to be supported at the October
election. The Prohibition men have not yet
DE' On the Mississippi river during the last
six months there were seventy steamers sunk
or destroyed by fire, besides upwards of one
hundred and fifty barges, coal boats, k., valued
at $2,250,000. The loss of life is estimated at
250 souls.
A MAN SHOT BY A Doc.--A correspondent
of the New York Tribune, writing • from Co.
poke. N. Y., says:—"A fatal accident happen.
ed in this town on Sunday, Aug. 6th. Two
men were out hunting. One Peter Kilmore
had a two barrel gun. He discharged one bar.
eel and killed a bird; he then brought the butt
of his gun to the ground, with the muzzle lean
ing against his breast. His dog coming up,
jumped with his fore paws against him, and
when his paws Caine down, they struck tho
trigger of the other barrel, and discharged the
whole contents in his breast, and lodged in his
shoulder. He lingered till Friday the 11th,
when he died.
Secretary Davis has returned to Washington.
Real Eetaie Agency.
The undersigned has established nn agency
for the Sale and Purchase of Real Estate in
Huntingdon county.
Any person wishing to sell or purchase can
give us a description of the property, its loca.
tion, quantity, quality, and terms.
We engage in this agency on such terms as
cannot be objected to.
The Agent has the facility of making the
property extensively known.
We now have some very desirable land which
we offer on easy terms. PM. BREWSTER.
PHILA., Sept. 9.—The Flour market has
undergone no change, the supply being limited
and the receipts light. Fresh ground is scarce
and wanted. Salim of 200 bbls. at $9,25 per
bbl., but some holders ask more. There is a
steady demand for.lionue use at $9,82K010,.
50, as in quality.
There is more Wheat offering, but the de•
mand is limited. Sales of 3000 bu. prime red
at $1,90 afloat, 1000 bu, fair quality $1,85, and
and some white at $1,95(d52. Rye is wanted.
Corn is doll and lower-2000 bu. yellow, most.
ly Southern, sold at 92e. afloat. Oats-5000
buy. .00l Delaware s.• 11 at 32Yr152e.
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ance, culled W. B. Farrell's Arabian Liniment,
the Most dangerous of all the connterfeits, be:
cause his having the name of Farrell, many
will buy it in good faith, without the knowledge
that a counterfeit exists, and they will perhaps
only diacever their error when the spurious
mixture has wrought its evil effects.
The genuine article is manufretured only by
H. 0. Farrell, sole inventor and proprietor,
and wholesale druggist, No. 17 Main street,
Peoria. Illinois, to whom all applications for
Agencies must be addressed. Be sure you get
it with the letters H. G. before Farrell s, thus
—H, G. FARRELL'S—and his signature on
the wrapper, till others are counterfeits.
Sold by hos. Read .b Son, Huntingdon, R.
E. Sellers 8; Fleming Brothers wholesale, Pitta
burg, and by regularly authmized agents
throughout the United States.
kr Price 25 and 50 cents, and 81 per bOttle.
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is not already established. Address H. G. Far
rell as above, accompanied with good refererce
as to character, responsibility, Ike.
Aug. 30, 1854-4 t.
On the sth in3t., by Rev. R. G. Rankin.
H. C. WrayEn, of and Mipa
H. Het,ixo, of Shirley township.
In Warrior:mark, on the 2d inst., of Typh,i..l
Fever, Miss J ove ELIZABETH. daughter of Ssm•
uel and Harriet Eyer, aged 20 years. •
On the 21 inst., in Cassville, Huntingdon
County, Pa., MN. ELEANOR CLARKSON, wife of
David Clarkson, Esq., in the 30th year of her
age.. . . . _
- She was brought to a saving knowledge 'of
God through the redemption that is in Jesse
Christ, about eight years ago, through the in
strumentality of the Methodist Ministry. Soon
after her conversion to God, she united herself
to the M. E. Church, in which relation she con.
tinned until the day of her dissolution. She,
died of that insidious but certain destroyer of
human litb, viz: pulmonary disease. Iler af
fliction was long and severe; bet through grace
she was enabled to hear up with great fortitude
and resignation. Mrs. Clarkson was an erne
merit to society and a way-mark to the Hear
enly Country; she was beloved and respeeted
by her friends and neryuaintances; having the
confidence of them nll. She met the last fob
like a Christian soldier, sword in hand, and hay- „
ing lice armor on and prepared for the glorious
rencounter 1 A'hen the hour of her demise
drew near she called her berieved husband to
her and teld him to meet her in Heaven; whirls
he promptly promised to do. She then exhor
ted her children to ho good and meet her in
Heaven, and then all her friends and acquain•
tances were admonished to prepare for a dying
hour, and meet her in glory. While in tho
deatit.struggle she was asked if all was well, to
which she replied in the affirmative. She then
was heard to say—
" Jesus can make a dying bed
Feel soft as downy pillows are,
While on his breast I lean my head,
And breathe my life out sweetly there."
In a word, her death was glorious and trium
phant. She leaves behind her a bereived and
greatly afflicted family to mourn their lose; but
they are cheered by the reflections, that their
loss is her eternal gain. Mark the upright, for
their end is peace. Let me die the death of
the righteous, and let my last end be like theirs
On the 28th ult., in Coalmont, Huntingdon
county, Pa., Mrs. MARY, wife of Levi Evans,
Esq., in the 39th year of her ago.
The deceased was of unexceptionable char
actor, her amiable disposition and many sir.
tues, will cause her memory to bo cherished
by all lovers of good. As a member of the M.
E. Church, she adorned her profession for 10
years, and then bade farewell to friends and
ear.h; and with a hopeful/ of immortality, said
she had nothing to leave behind but her hus
band and r.n adopted daughter, with a number
of friends and relatives. She then repeated the
following verses:
"When I set out for glory,
1 left the world behind,
Determined for a city,
That's out of sight to find
When shall I he delivered
From this vain world of sin?
And with my blessed Josue.
Drink endless pleasures iu."
Coalmont, Pa. C. W. H. M.
T HE Partnership of the subscribers, carrying
on the Blackamithing business, in Warriors_mark, Huntingdon county, is this day dissolved;
all persons having unsettled accounts will corns;
forward and settle with D. Parker before the first
of November next, or their accounts will be left
with a proper officer for collection.
Sept. Ist, 1854.
The subscriber will continue the Blacksmith
business at the old stand in all its various bran
ches, wham all can be accommodated who Enjoy
him with their work. DAVID PARKER.