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WILLIAM BREWSTER, EDITORS.
SAM. G. IRMITTARER.
The "JOURNAL" has 300 Subscri
bers snore, than any other paper
in this county.
Agents for the Journal.
The foliosring persons we have appointed Agents
for LllO HUNTINGDON JOURNAL, who are author
ised to receive and receipt for money paid on sub
scription, and to take the names of new subscri
bers at our published prices.
We do this for dm convenience of our subscri
bers living eta distanco from Huntingdon.
dont( NV. Tuomrsoit, Esq., Hollidaysburg,
SArtusz, COEN, East Barren,
Osonon W. Conn Emus, Cromwell township.
HENRY HUDSON ' Clay township.
DAVID ETNIIIE,Cromwell township.
Dr. J. P. Ammon, Penn township,
J. WAREHAM MATTERN, Franklin township,
SAMUEL S rancor, Jackson township,
ROBERT M'BURNEY, " "
Col. Jr.). C. Warson, Brady township,
MORRIS BROWN, Springfield township,
Was. HUTCHINSON, Esq., Warrlorsmark tp.,
3srins Monona., Brady township,
GROROB W. WHITTAKER, Petersburg,
HENRY NEFF, West Barren.
Joni; Bamsnacit, Waterstreet,
Maj. CHARLES MIOKLEY. Tod township,
A. M. BLAIR, Dublin township,
GEORGE WILSON, Esq., Tall township,
JAMES CLARK, Birmingham.
NATHANIEL LYTLE, Esq., Spruce Creek.
Maj. W. Mooan, Alexandria.
B. F. WALLACE, Union Furnace.
Smtcon WRIGHT, Esq., Union township.
DAVID exatticsow, Esq. ' Cass township.
SAMUEL Wzaros, Esq., Franklin township.
7 DAVID PARKER, Esq., Warriorsmark.
DAVID AURANDT, Esq., Todd township.
Da. J. ALFRED SHADE.
National American Council.
We are enabled this week to lay before
our readers a synopsis of the Platform of
Principles, adopted by the National Coun
cil of Americans, which assembled in the
city of Philadelphia, last week. The first
section is an acknowledgment of the exis
tence of an Almighty God. 'The second, is
for the encouragement of ultra American
feelings. The third is for a firm mainte
nance of the union of the States, and op
position to all cliques,, parties, denomina
tions and men, seeking to subvert and
weaken it. The suppression of all ten
dencies to political divisions, founded on
geographical discriminations, or on the be
lief that there is a real difference of inter
ests and views between the yr rious sections
of the Union. The fourth requires strict
obedience to the Constitution of these U.
States ; a steadfast resistance to the spir
it of innovation upon its principles, how
ever specious the pretexts. 'ibis section
also requires a reverential obedience to the
laws, whether National, State, or Munici
pal, until they are either repealed or de
clared unconstitutional by the proper au
thorities. The fifth provides for the mod
ification of the immigration law, so as ef
fectually to prevent the shipping of foreign
paupers and felons to our shores. Section
sixth demands an essential modification of
the Naturalization Laws. Section eighth,
upholds the maxim that 'Americans only
should rule America. And also a deter
mined resistence to the aggressive policy
of the Roman Catholic Church. Section
ninth is one we heartily endorse, and one
which we respectfully tender for the con
sideration of the people of Huntingdon
County, with the belief that it is the em
bodiement of the principles of right, and
the only means whereby we can have pure
legislation. It in substance is as follows ;
the reformation of the character of our Na
tional Legislature, by elevating to that dig
nified and responsible station men of high
er qualifications, purer morals, and moro
Sections ten, eleven, twelve, and thir
teen, are mainly in relation to the causes
of agitations and of political evils, which
have ever marked the history of our land,
The members of the Council from Ohio,
Indiana, Michigan,lllinois, Massachusetts,
New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, lowa,
Rhode Island, Connecticut end Wisconsin,
all withdrew from the meeting, on account
of some clause in relation to slavery, in the
12th Section. Another portion of the
Council, headed by Gov. Johnston of this
State, seceeded, and caused a protest to be
entered on the minutes of the Council, to
the effect that if the question of Slavery
be passed upon and made a part of the na
tional creed, then, in that event, they could
not consistently act, in fidelity to their prin
ciples, with a national organization whose
action on the slavery question, will result
in endorsing the Knazas-Nebraslca act, and
which refudes its sanction to the principles
of the Missouri Compromise act of 1820.
It was entirely out of place in the Coun
cil to bring forward the question of Sla
very, and we have no doubt but that the
seceeding members acted consistent with
their feelings when they withdrew from
the Convention, and entered their protest
against the introduction of nny question
connected with Slavery, into the platform
of principles of the American party.
bg James Bell and John P. Hale have
been elected Senators to represent the peo.
ple of New Hampshire in next Congress.
Mr. Hale for the short term, and Mr. Bell
the long one. Both good men and antilo.
jr.r. The streets are still very juicy,
The State Fair.
I The State Agricultural Society have de
termined on holding their annual Fair, on
the 25th, 26th, 27th and 28th of Septem
ber next, at Harrisburg. The Society is
doing everything that lies in its powor, to
render the coming exhibition superior to
anything of the kind ever held in the Com
monwealth. Extensive preparations are
being !node for the accommodation of the
contributors ; so that no anxiety need be
manifested on that score. Persons desi
rous of exhibiting any article of handicraft,
or anything they may consider worthy of
note, must remember, that the rules of the
society require all contributors to be mem
bers of the Pennsylvania Agricultural So
ciety ; to become one, requires the yearly
payment of one dollar into the Treasury.
All contributions must be entered on the
Secretary's books on or before the evening
l of Tuesday, September 26th. The prizes
to be awarded the successful competitors
for public 'nods,' embrace cattle of all de
scriptions, excluding the 'elephant,' all
manner and kind of farming utensils, in.
plements and machinery, grain and flour,
stoves, cutlery, inventions, &c., including
an almost endless variety of small articles.
The Pennsylvania Rail Road Company,
with that characteristic spirit of generosi
ty, has kindly consented to carry all arti
cles intended for exhibition, over the road
free of charge, and accommodate visitors
to the Fair, on very moderate rates. We
hope 'old Huntingdon' will he well repre
These Agricultural Fairs are manifestly
of great benefit to the Agriculturalist, me
chanic, and in fact every one. Our only
wonder is, that the intelligent farmers of
our county, knowing and seeing this to be
true, in the counties where such societies
have been formed, and where such exhi
bitions are annually held, could so long de
lay and procrastinate in this matter. It is
gratifying , to us, and no doubt is a matter
of pleasure to all ourenterpriaing and go
ahead citizens, to see that some action is
about to be infused into drowsy limbs, and
that our farmers have determined not to be
outdone by their inferiors in wealth, and
knowledge. We hope the call made by
the President of our County Agricultural
Society, for the holding of a county fair,
will be heartily responded to,.and eventu•
ally turn out something more subontial
Tl - 5 - 117W - Steam.
It is a true saying, that we live in the age
of steam. Steam for cooking, washing,
baking and almost everything. The most
remarkable invention, or rather the most
singular thing produced by the means of
this "biled water," in these latter days, is
Veaminusic . 1 Yes, reader, don't start, for
a Yankee away "down cost" has invented
the art of rendering steam whistles musi
cal—thus making those nuisances quite as
ornamental as useful. What an improve
ment that will be when it comes into gen
eral use ! For instance, suppose we are
a young man, (requires some imagination,
we admit,) and have to leave the endear•
ments of home for business elsewhere.—
We get into the cars, feeling dreadfully if
not worse—the bell gives the parting tin
kle, the wheels rumble slowly away from
the depot, and at that moment the whistle
strikes up—"Oh Susannah ! don't you cry
for me"--shouldn't we be touched, and yet
consoled Then, further along, an igno
ramus, as ignoramuses will is seen walk
ing on the track, and immediately, aGit
out of the way, Ole Dan Tucker!" starts
him on one side as promptly as the hiss of
a rattle snake, with an agreeable exhilem
lion. But a dog is just to be run over—
the thing is inevitable—but there is some
consolation in "Old Dog Tray" played as
a complimentary requiem. When not oth
erwise employed, didactic strains might
be given, as "Wal:e up Jake ! the fire
wants poking"—or the night train might
soliloquize, , 'We won't go home till morn
ing." And ono instance more—the young
married man, so ingeniously supposed a
bove, having got through his business, is
returning—as the cars begin to slacken
their pace, what would be more touching
ly appropriate than “Home again, Home
again" played with a forty horse pow
er• pathos ? We have said enough, hurry
up the musical engines.
OUR BOdr TABLE.
GODEY'S LADY'S BOOK for July is before
us, filled to overflowing with choice read
ing matter, and embellished with numer
ous beautiful engravings. It is a work we
PETERSON'S MAGAZINE, has been recei
ved, and as usual is replete with interesting
matter. This Magazine is one of the best
in the country, and we recommend it to
THE Mumcm, REVIEW published in N.
York, is a book all interested should be•
come subscribers to.
We have within the past few weeks re
ceived sundry communications, which,
owing to the crowded state of our columns,
have not yet appeared. One of our cor-
respondent's articles, was, through over.
sight, mislaid last week, but sakes its ap
peamnce in another column of to day's pa
ir. We invite attention to it, as the au•
•thor is a gentleman of well-known talent,
and a clear mid forcible writer, Let us
bear from -you frequently General,
News from the Crimea.
Late news received train the Crimea,
per steamer Atlantic, indicates successes
fel: the Allies. The Allies claim to have
gained a triumph over the Russians, by the
occupation of the Sea of Azoff. The En
glish journals inform us that all this was
accomplished without any show of oppo
sition on the part of the Russians. The
loss of the Azoff will be a very serious
stroke to the Russians, as it was the prin
cipal point from whence they procured sup
.The allies are also rejoicing over a suc
cess which they say they have met with
in front of Sebastopol. We imagine that
the Russians had only made another sor
tie. The loss of the Russians, amounted
to near 2,500. The other news is less
It remains to be seen whether the long
disaster of the siege is now to be crowned
by a brilliant and facile coup do main, ren
dering the Western Powers at once mas
ters of the entire Crimea. But at any rate
we may now expect exciting news from
that quarter. If it does not now show us
war on the grandest scale it will certainly
be on the most active.
"Sam" is not dead yet, as appears from
the recent municipal elections in Washing
ton and other cities. The election in the
city of Washington, held on Monday last,
resulted in the election of tho American
candidates bye majority of some 400 votes.
Thus it will be seen that Samivel is not
yet dead, but "sleepeth." The election
in Virginia, torus out much better than at
first was anticipated. It appears that the
number of votes cast for Flourney, Whig
and American candidate, exceeds any pre
vious vote for Governor, on the Whig side
of the question, by several thousand. It
is really laughable to hear the rejoicings of
the •"unterrified" over the election i n the
Sevastopol of Locofocoism. Not surely
on account of the dwindling away of the
majority, but "because it is no worse," or
bccanse the wise acres didn't lose Virginia
Besides diminishing the Locofoco vote so
perceptibly, the Whigs and Americans
have elected three representatives. Thus
it will appear that there is still a nest egg
or two for "•Sam's" bird, and we would
not at all be astonished tosee it bring forth
in due course of time, an immen :e num•
ber of Shanghais.
The Beauties of the Globe.
'The Devil's own," "sanctimonious,"
and other expressions of similar import,
are among the choice epithets with which
we are assailed in the last issue of the 10--
cotoco . paper of this place. Mr Lewis, if
the writer of the libidinous article about
ourself, has acted if not an inconsistent, a
very ungenerous part. We have no doubt
we possess in common with all mortals,
our erms, but we do not think we are so
'desperately wicked' as to be beyond re
demption. At least since we have so fine
an example of a change from bad to bet
ter, in many of our fello'veditors.
It appears that the shoe pinches in re •
lotion to mail detention. We made no al
lusion whatever to the Globe editor, in our
article relative to the failure of our papers
in reaching their destination, but never
theless he takes it all to himself, and thus
if we never had tiny grounds for suspicion
before, making us now fmag,ine he was not
entirely blameless. The Globe has taken
too much rope. We have not the time,
inclination nor spate, to notice the whip•
per-snapper's scurrilous articles further,
but shall give them a passing notice in our
We understand from the Register, that
Hollidaysburg is infested with gamblers;
that a new paper is about to started in Ty
rone, to be called the "Tyrone City Inqui
rer;" that the editor of the Register has
been presented with some potatoes ; that a
Cavalry Company has been formed, in the
ranks of which Maj. Raymond of the
Whig, has been promoted to a Lieutenan
cy. By the by if the iVlaj. has not forgot
ten any of the tactics, since he led the gal
lant militia men of this county to the gin
ger-bread charge, he will make an excel
! en t "hossifer."
Post Office Espionage.
We see it stated in the New Orleans papers
that Mr. D. P. Blair, a mail agent, was arres
ted in that city on the 27th ultimo by the Uni
ted States Marshal, in virtue of a warrant
ed on the affidavit of J. J. McCormack, charg
ing hint with opening letters in the post office
contrary to the laws of the United States.
Mr. Blair is the agent of the Post office de
partment who recently caused the arrest of Mr.
W. 0. Kendall, then Postmaster at New Or
leans, on a charge of having e urloined money
front letters passing through his office. In the
course of the judicial c:iamination of Mr. Ken
dall, whieh resulted in his being held to bail for
trial, tIM following tystimony was elicited
Isaiah Greer! testified: "Mail agents carry
keys to open mail 'bags. They have, he be.
littves, Seneca to them at all times. They open
letters nud employ decoy letters."
George Whitman, a mail agent, testifies :.
"Has heard frequently of mail agents opening
letters, lies consulted the Department in re
gard to the opening of letters ; they do not ap
prove it, but they want it. There is no author.
ity for opening letters to learn pie secrets of
politicians. the Post Office Department dues
not authorize the opening of letters."
"But," Mr. Benjamin suggested, "winks at
Witness: "Yes, I suppose that is the word."
111:7. Somebody wriit; us from Cassrille
to have his paper changed to Mill Creek.
lie forgot to send his name. Who can he
For the Journal.
A TRIP THROUGH VIRGINIA.
STAUNTON, V a.May 25.
Leaving our mountain home, near the south
border of our native county of Huntingdon, a
tedious drive of two days through a very poor
slate-ridged settlement, brought us into Morgan
county, Va., opposite Hancock, Md. This
county embraces the country known as the Tim
ber Ridges, and is justly classed ono of the
poorest counties in the state. The county seat
is at Bath, where we find tko celebrated Bakley
Springs. These springs aro the property of
the State, having been presented at an early day
by Lord Fauquier, the original proprietor.—
Commodious buildings have been erected by
private enterprise for the accommodation of
visitors, and for bathing it is certainly a desi
rable place, the temperature of the water well
adapting it for that purpose. From Bath to
Capers Springs, in Hampshircs county, we find
a continuation of poor ridges, and but for the
excellent graded roads, there is little to coin
mend the country to the eye of a stranger.—
The soil exceedingly poor at best, has been so
parched by continual drought, that all vegeta
tion is at a stand. Our journey was just on
the evo of the state election, and here for th e
first time we found the utility of itinerant poli
ticians. The apparent sameness of the country
rendered it difficult to ascertain our whereabout
and we had almost despaired of finding any one
to direct to a place where lodging could be ob.
tained, when we fortunately fell in with two
politicians, who kindly piloted us to the house '
of a squire somebody, who kept store ; but att
ter muck importuning we were given to under
stand that we had come there in wrong compa
ny, and would have to go on to the tavern,
which seas twelve miles distant, for lodgings.—
All our expostulations of disinterestedness in
the political canvass there, proved of no avail,
and we were forced to solicit further assistance
front our political strangers in order to reach
the tavern. Thus, for once, thought we, politi
cians may be the means, not of delivering the
C(11111i.r? , from ruin, but as from starvation.—
But, alas I how little is ever realized from the
most implicit devotion to the leadership of pol
iticians, as we soon experienced to oar dismay:
For, upon our arrival at the long-looked-for ta
we were feelingly reminded of the man
i 'isr own country who kept tavern but kept
lir/thing else; as we could neither obtain food
for ourselves or our horses. The tavern, how.
ever, seemeds an index to the general poverty
of the country, and we could not charge a want
of hospitality to a people that had nothing them
A sight of the fine valley of Virginia, near
Winchester, soon dispelled all thoughts of poor
slate ridges, and our only wonder was at the
great contrast presented. Here for the first
time we saw Miming on a large scale. A thou
sand acres of corn on mm plantation is not an
uncommon sight ; but this season, acres will
not add to the cup unless rain is shortly sent,
Our attention was attracted particularly to the
admirably improved farm of Charles W. Bar
ton, Est; sire miles from' Winchester. /lere
we find the proprietor domiciled in a mansion
of great beauty, surrounded by the most-conve
niently arranged farm-buildings, stables, negro
houses, mill, shops, Sze. On every side largo
fields of wheat only can be seen, whilst the
road for many miles through his property is
walled on either side and decorated with fine
trees and evergreens. Upon inquiry we ascer
tained that the farm contained 2,100 acres, and
had cost $lOO per acre.
Good management on fine land did not, how
ever, save the crop of wheat this year on this
property ; but like all the grain we saw in the
Valley thus far, it may be called an entire fitil•
are. The drouth in the fall and the "joint
wore now, have produced this result.
The most extensive farm wo passed, is that
once owned by Beale Steinberger, the Virginia
Dtiver. Yt colonies over 3,000 acres, and lent
present owned by Mr. Months of Washington
city. On this farm we saw, for the first time
in ourlives, the practical workings of the .iv.
culiar institution," of which we stall have more
to say in our next. G. W. S.
GENERAL TODLIBEN.—The Richmond Des.
patch in alluding to the position of the belli
gerents in the Crimea, pays the following trib
ute to the mu ster spirit of the Russian army:
'•lt is most strange that, whilst Great Brit
ain, the self-constituted champion of European
freedom, is represented in the Eastern win• by
an imbecile aristocrat, the master spirit in the
erosion of despotic Russia, is a young man, the
son of a shoemaker of Rign, whose remarkable
talents the defence of Sevastopol has for the
first time disclosed to the world. Todliben the
RUSSiIIII engineer in chief, the son of the Riga
shoemaker, at the age or 32, is setting at defi
ance, by his genius and skill, the most magnif
icent armies that England and France ever sent
to the field. For six months tins Sevastopol
laughed to scorn the most tremendous siege
and bombardment that military annals record.
Russia, in the selection of her agents, sets an
example which England might profitably
tate. Tim only patent of nobility which she
sires in herservants, is that which Heaven gives
in superior talents and qualifications. Todli
ben, the shoemaker's son, is the only pent man
whom the Eastern war has yet developed."
THE RIGHTS OF SCHOOLMASTERS AND PA.
RENTS:A case of some interest was tried last
week before one of the Court,' at Cambridge,
Mass. A citizen of Newton was complained
of f o r an assault upon the master of a school at
that place. It appeared that the roaster was
in the habit, as is now the general custom, of
keeping the child of defendant, with other
scholars, after school bours,to learn her lesson,
which had been imperfectly recited during the
school hours. The parent believing that the
detention was illegal, went to the school-house
stud demanded his child. This was alter regu•
tar school hours. The muster said the child
should go as soon as she Isad recited her lesson.
The parent attempted to outer the school-room
to take his child, hut his entrance was resisted
by the master, and the assault upon the master
was the result. The Court ruled that the keep.
ing of a child until the lessons of the day had
been perfected, was legal ,• that the parent in
attempting to enter the school-room in opposi•
tinn to the will of the toaster, was in the wrong,
that a child placed at school by the parents is
under the control of the insister until regularly
dismissed and that a parent cannot withdraw
the child from school during the day against
the master's will, except through the interven.
Lion of ass ullicer and the school committee.
Americanism and Religion
A friend calls our attention to the following
extract from the speech of Hon. James Brooks,
recently delivered at a demonstration in New
York, with a request that we will publish it.—
The distinction drawn by Mr. Brooks is an
important one, and such as is well worthy of
the consideration of all reflecting minds.—
There are but few people we opine, who would
interfere with the religion of another; but the
distinction drawn in the remarks which follow,
is so marked, that ho who runs may read, the
reasons why there would seem to be an illibe
rality in the movement now going On through
the country, which in the abstract could not be
THE VIEWS OF THE AMERICAN PARTY ON ROMAN.
'I make war, and I am sure you make war,
upon no man's religion. (Cries of 'no, no.')
What care you or I what a man thinks before
his God of transubstantiation, or the immacu
late conception, or any of the technicalities of
religious profession, provided he abjures his al
legiance, as has been said before this evening,
to all foreign powers, spiritual and temporal?
What care you for what he thinks of the Vir
gin Mary? What care you if he has his reli
gious profession in Latin instead of in Anglo
Saxon English? What care you what lie thinks
of this transubstantiation or of this immacu
late conception? (A laugh.) It is not, thee,
to the Roman Catholic religion that you and I
are opposed--it is not to the religion of the for
eigner who comes here, but it is to his tempo
ral and spiritual allegiance to a foreign power
from whirls we require his heartfelt abjuration.
(Cheers.) All - the other religious bodies have
abjured that allegiance. Tine Episcopalians—
from whom sprang they but from the Church
of England? From whom was their organi
maiden but from some Archbishop of Canterlm- !
ry, three thousand miles across the ocean?—
But in 1776, when we made our Declaration of
Independence, they abjured all temporal and '
spiritual allegiance, and established their own
bishops and archbishop upon American soil,
the creation of their own American people.—
(Cheers.) The abjuration of temporal alley
ance, wo are often told, though incredulous y
upon our part, exists on the part of the Roman
Catholics. It is not enough that a inau is in
dependent in the goods and chattels of the
world that lie may possess ; it is necessary that
he should be independent in body, in spirit,
and in mind also. Whenever the Roman Cad,
olics of our country, adhering faithfully to their
religion—for their religion is better than no re
ligion, in m' judgment and opinion—whenever
they will abjure all sorts of allegiance whatev
er to the foreign dominion of the Pope of Rome,
and to the hierarchy of Rome—to its spiritual
and temporal subjugation—they will have done
what the Methodists have done, what the Epis
copalians have done, what the followers of Lu
ther .d of Calvin have done—they will have
done in 1855, what other religious bodies did
sixty or seventy years ago. (Cheers.) Let it
not Olsen be said that we snake war upon the
Roman Catholic religion. Nothing would give
me more pleasure than to see every Roman
Catholic church among our Irish and German
population an independent American church,
receiving no archbishops or bishops from four
thousand miles across the ocean, not living and
breathing and existing only by the fiat of the
Vatican, but holding all their rights and privi
leges under the authority of an American gov
ernment and an American conatitution.—
(Cheers.) I deny, then, the imputation that
any of us make war upon the Roman Catholic
religion. We make war only upon the foreign
.government. It is a hierarchy, and a govern
ment and a class of nobility alien and foreign
to our institutions, that ought never to exist
amongst um, out that ought as soon as possi-•
bin be overthrown. (Cheers.) Lot the Irish
and German people understand that if they are
independent temporally and spiritually of any
foreign power, we leave whatever they may
think of transubstantiation, of Latin masses,
of the Virgin Mary, and of the Immaculate
Concept:on, as matters between them and their
God, with which we have nothing whatever to
do in our political action. (Cries of "good
boy," and cheers.) I require one thing more,
and that is the re•intioduction of the Holy Bi- ,
bin into the free Schools of the State. (Renew- 1
ed and protracted cheering.) I make no pro.
fessions of religion—this to not the occasion
nor the hour for it ; but I received from my tit
titer and from my mother a feeling of devotion
to the Bible, and the meat valuable and cacti-
est instruction imparted to tne in time schools
of N w England was delivered from the pages
of t!ust sacred volume. Per some reason or
other, I know not why, it has been driven from
the free schools of the United Stales, soul I cull
for its re-introduction. (Loud cheers,) I de
mand its re•installittion. I will be insurrection
nry--I will be rebellious—until the holy Bible
is again introduced' into the schools of New''
"I make no war upon foreigners ns foreign
ers; but I do require this of the foreigners—
and it is a great requirement—How long, Mr.
Chairman, were yon compelled to live in the
country before you voted?' -
The Chair (with solemnity)—Only twenty
Mr. Brooks—Only twenty•one
,y•ears ; and
yet the gentlemen front Berlin, keenigsberg,,
Vienna, Tipperary, or Cork, come over here
and claim a right to vote within live years, al
though you and 1, who were born here, are
obliged to live here twenty-one years before we
! can vote. I claim, then, that the foreigner be
put upon an equality with me, and that I lie
put upon ass equality with the foreigiier. (Ap
plause and hi! hi! Ili!) 1 give Inm liberty,
which ho has not at home, and I require of
him equality , whets lie comes here and settles
with me. I know very well there are some fin ,
eigners who, within live years, or one your, or
ton years, may be able to exercise the elective
franchise aright; but I know very well, too,
that if 1 were to place myself in Berlin, Vien
' na, Hamburg, Bremen, or any of the cities of
Europe, and claim n right to vote within five
or six years, I should be scouted out of all Ger
many, France, and Italy, for the preposterous
ness and audacity of such a claim.
"It is but rigid, it is just ; and the principle
can be maintained on that ground, that every
foreigner who conies here should stay before ho
has a right to vote, just as lung as every Amer
ican horn citizen stays hero; and the promul.
potion of this principle by the country cannot
be resisted by Tainnumy Ball and the foreign.
ors who are the spokesmen of it. And now,
fellow citizens, ono point more mid I am done.
I object to the establishment of these military
organizations (applause) these military
leagues, when in going about our streets, I
sometimes do not know hardly where I am,
frum the multiplicity . of tongues which I hear,
and from the organization of regiments ; and
I have fancied myielf at times in Frankfurt,
Berlin, or somewhere on the 11,11ine—:such is
the appearance of the foreign soldiery—or I
have sometimes imagined myself in Cork or
Limerick. (Laughter.) If the foreigner is a
sensible man, when he lands here he will for•
get as soon as possible all his foreign concep
tions about military: organization, which he
brought here, and immediately Americanize
himself, and associate himself with American
military organizations just as quick as possible.
In the ease of riot here, whatis to be done 7
"When you call out 'an Irish regiment here,
if it were to shoot down a German regiment or
a set of Germans, you would find that all Ger
many would he in arms against the Irish, and
civil war would ensue in the heart of our own
country between these foreigners. And if an
Irish regiment were called out to shoot down
American citizens, eves though the Americans
might be in the wrong, I would not answer for
the life of as Irishman fur twenty•four hours,
unless the protection were as strong an ever a
military organization has been here. The
whole thing is wrong from beginning to end.—
This foreign military organization of soldiery,
with foreign arms in hand, is a thing which
would be tolerated in no other country what.
ever. Suppose I were to organize an .Ameri
can regiment here, or you, Mr. Chairman, and
yol were to show yourself in the streets of Dub
lin as Major General Whitney hter,) with
a regiment of five hundred orlPlEbousand sol
diers, how long do you suppose you would be
allowed to exist in Vienna, or Berlin, or Frank
tbrt at the head of the same? Why, you
would be all shot down like dogs. The whole
force of that part of the world, would be in
arms niit you. And yet Irish regiments,
and F and German, and all other species
of regi s, can parade and patrol in our
streets, with arms in their hands, in quasi mili
tary organization, against the citizens of the
United States of America. Nothing has come
from it, but something may come from it.
A VUlain in Petticoats.
It will be recollected that some months since
we published a lengthy account of the thieving
operations of Ann Elizabeth Coleman, a ras
cally. specimen of the masculine gender who
carried on his operations in female attire. He
was engaged in Albany as a domestic, and ta
ken to live with a family in &Imbed° county.
He was an excellent cook, and filled his place
to the satisfaction of his employers until his
villainy was discovered. The sae of his em
ployer had been broken open and considerable
gold coin stolen therefrom, and suspicion rest
ing upon "Ann," his trunk was searched ; and
although the money was not found, various ar
ticles of stolen }property were direovered.
razor and strop found in the trunk, he begged
to b: left with him, "as they were the only things
he had in the world to remember his poor dead
father." He was arrested, plead may to the
charge of theft, and was sentenced to the Alba
ay penitentiary for three months.
On reaching the penitentiary, Coleman was
turned over to the matron, as are all females on
entering, for a bath and prison garb. He ac
companied the matron as commanded, and
while in the act of takin,g a bath, strange dis
closures were made, which caused the matron
to scream and flee, and Coleman to, erk on his
dress in greater haste than lie conld be induced
to employ in tithing it an Help came, and
the prisoner was led away and placed hi a cell,
and a physician was sent for. Sullies to say,
Coleman's medical treatment was exactly suit
to his ease. Dr. Staats prescribed a pair of
pantaloons and jacket, and such change of air
as would result from his immediate transfer to
the male department of the prison.
After Coleman had been imprisoned for a
short time it was found necessary on a certain
occasion to punish him for oft-repeated viola
tfini of prison discipline. Accordingly lie wits
taken to the "shower-box" and stripped of his
clothing, at which time the Deputy Superinter,
dent discovered a small bag containing $l7O
in gold coin secreted in one of the legs of the
prisoner's pantaloons. The prisoner immedi
ately fell upon his knees and begged the Depu
ty not to expose him, and to retain the money
for his own use.
The fact coming to light, Coleman's ease
was again presented to the Grand Jury of Scho•
boric county and an indictment found against
him. His trial came on last week, when ho
was found guilty of grand larceny, and seuten•
cod to two years in the State Prison at Clinton.
—Railiorter Dillon, Jit a 1.
" Router " NoTcs.—The 102 d section of the
Act of April 13, 1853, provides "that from
and after the Ist day otJUIIC, 1855, it shall not
be lawlul for any banlc in this Commonwealth
to pay out said notes at their counter, or use
them in any manner in the transaction of busi
ness, nor shall County Treasurers, Tall Collec
tors, or any other receiving officers of tho gov
ernment pay out said notes, but theyshall cause
them to be delivered to the State Treasurer who
shall receive them fur debts due the Common
wealth, or redeem them in par funds, and shall
cause them to be cancelled and destroyed in
the manner provided the foregoing sections of
this Act." It will be seen from this that the
Banks, County Treasurers, Toll Collectors, and
all receiving officers of the Commottwealth are
forbid paying out any "relief' notes ; but us
the section requires them to pay them over to
the State Treasurer. who is required to receive
and cancel them, the natural inference is• that
till receiving officers of the State government
are required to receive them in payment of
debts due the Commonwealth. The Philadel
phia Ledger says such, seems not to be the in
terpretation of the htw, as we understaed our
County Treasurer refuses to rece:vo "relief"
notes in payment of State taxes. The comm.
pence, we suppose, will be that this trash will
gradually become more and more depreciated,
shuffled from hand to band and refused by the
Treasurer until it rots or w,ari away, should
not the Legislature interfere for its ecdemp
ATTEMrT TO DINTI/017 A TRAIN Or GAM Jr,
booomns.—The snail train. from Now York last
night when near Worcester discovered an ob
struction urol the track, but not soon enough
t, escape the consequduces. The rails had
been pried up and six large guiles placed on.
derneath, which caused a frightful collision.
The whole train was thrown from. the track
and the engine fell iota a ditch. The baggage
car rolled over and was broken to pieces, and
six persons in this car were badly bruised but
not totally. The forepart of the passenger cars
were broken and the trucks of two torn off but
the passengers escaped serious injury and all
arrived here this morning. It is supposed that
this attempt to destroy the passenger train was
made by robbers who hoped during the confu
sion to rob the train of a large amount of ape.
cie in charge of Adams & (.70., for banks in
this city. An en o nine waiting at Worehester
was tampered with iu order, it is supposed, to
prevent its being sent to aid the disabled train.
the specie was much scattered, but was safely
recovered. It amounts probably to half a mil.
lion of dollars.
G LAD Timxos.—A letter from Bureau coun.
ty, Illinois, brings the most welcome
gence of a recent data. As gamed in our ex
changes, it is to the effect that all the farmers
have this season planted front one to thirty
acres more than last; that all looks well for a
heavy crop ; that all the warehouses along the
railroad aro full of grain, and many thousands
of bushels are piled up in bags along the side
of the track ; that long trains of cars groan un
der weight of grain with which theyare loaded;
and that while the farmers plead with the buy
ers for more bags, the buyers plead with the
railroads f,r more cars. Here is a prospect
for the hungry to rejoice.
Tun ICAINION J;;;;ORATIOL—Though the
New York Time, thinks it is a !natter of sonic
satisfliction to see that the Mormon Culony is
augmented mainly by English immigration and
that the deceptions of Joe Smith have proved
tootransparent to deceive any considerable body
of native born Americans ; yet the Exprear truly
says : that the head rogues and rascals are ours
As in 'religion' so in 'politics,' American rogues
head Foreign fouls. The Joe Smiths and
Brigham Youngs of Mormentlont, are but coun
terparts of the Smiths and Youngs in the polit
eiiir A Qualteress being jealous of her bus.
band, took occasion to watch his movements
rather closely, and one morning actually die
covered the truant hugging and kissing the
pretty servant girl, while seated on the eoth by
her side. Broadbriut was not long in discover
ing the thee of his wife, as she peeped through
the halfopen door, and rising, with all the
coolness of a general, thus addressed her :
.Betsy, my with, thee had better quit thy . peep•
ing, or !Ice will cause a disturbance to
Vta an 'Ci5501"5.
A rule out of practice- 1
fort the afflicted."
-"Visit the sick, coin•
Pretty—Those flowers, "wild wood flowers,"
given us by Annie.
De' Now potatoes are selling at Harrisburg
at l 2 cts. a quart.
SW The printers of Cincinnati have (brined
a military company.
No soldier under eighteen years of age
is sent to the Crimea.
SW' 300 fillibusters for Mexico have been
enlisted at Louisville.
A Sure Thing.—lf yon want to get people
down, just trip them up.
Pryilable flusiness.—Watching the know
nothings on a cold night.
A yelping cur will be sure to hang in
his bark on all occasions. _ _ _
late The Cholera at Now Orleans ie produ
cing quite a heavy mortality.
giiir Of our fourteen Presidents, not one
was a citizen of a great city I
Not Married.—Tom Thumb. The lady it
seems merely attends to his wardrobe.
Jordon ant a It gra road to (raid—But not
for the man with the "yankee jumper."
We No woman drinks beer of her own ac
cord—she is always "ordered" to drink it I
A Sharp Iden.—Sooner than marry a wo
man of fitly, I'd take two at live.and-twenty.
ne. Queer. Victoria's coach is said to be
bullet-proof. Wonder if the head of her Ma
jesty isn't ditto.
pig' They are now making grave-stones in
New York, with daguerreotypes of the deceas
ed set in the marble.
Glasses and Lasses.—The difference between
glasses reflect without talking, lasses
talk without reflecting.
fire The District Court in Cincinnati has
granted a new trial to William Arrison, of in
ternal machine notoriety.
the Dit—That a "post rind rail" fence is to
be placed around Hollidaysburg. How would
a coat of white-wash answer ?
re. Queen Victoria has sent n pair of 'me
fitees' or cuffs, to a soldier who lost his leg nt
Alma. What queenly munificence
ler The Know Nothing Convention of Ohio
is said to have abolished its system of oaths
and substituted an honorarT obligation.
g A mass meeting of those opposed to
the new liquor law, was held at Lancaster on
Saturday. It was numerously attended.
What we've found out by exyrience—When
you hold silk for young ladies shut your eyes or
you may he wound up instead of the silk.
Aar It is said that there are some five
million dollars its the IT. S. Treasury, in change
ranging from three cents to half a dollar.
A Mistake.—Sumo one has called the tele
graph "the highway of thought." This is an
error—it is "the thread of conversation."
AEU' A man has been arrested at Wilining.
ton, Del., charged with violating the prohibits.
ry liquor law, by selling "burning fluid."
ger The Native Americans have nominated
Kimber Cleaver as their candidate for Canal
Commissioner, at the, next general election.
gay. Garrison, the abolitionist, says the
Union must be dissolved. If tired of it, he'd
better leave for Africa or some other congenial
Ear. A monument is about to be erected on
the bottle ground near Now Orleans, in honor
of the victory of our arms on the tb of dime.
Vir The last words of a French baron, who
lately drowned himself in the Seine, were : "my
cigar is finished—my grave is flowing beside
me. Adieu !"
!low have the inijkly fallen . —Vide the man
who claims relationship with monarchs, and
is too mean to subscribe for the Jnunuti. Sic
gluria muarli !
A pebble in the streamlet scant,
Has turned the course of many a ricer;
A dew-drop on the babe plant
Has warped the giatA oak forever..
tEr'A Washington despatch, dated Friday,
says: "Cloy. Reeder will probably resign. The
Administrathn, and many of his old Democrat
ic friends, de,,ire Ids resignation."
I Th e Councilmen of New York, have
appropriated $3,000 for the celebration of the
Atli of July. The city of Dolton, fur the saute
purpo se , has um...penned $lO,OOO.
Se' The woutbaok have not built their nests
as IoN this summer as last, indicating tWat this
will nut be so dry Ly summer as 18,14; Maybe
the woodcock known, and maybe they don't.
kir 'Do you think you are lit to die?" said
a stepmother to her neglected chill "1 don't
know," said the little girl, taking hold of her
dirty dress and inspeeti:l3. it, h.l guess on, if I
ain't too dirty."
`"A point Irishman who applied for a li•
cease to.sell ardent spirits, being questioned
by the Board or Excise' as to his nerd fitness
for the trust, replied sure it is not much
emit:utter a man needs to sell rum : '
Deep Sao:v.—Eastern papers state that “the
snow on the great ridge of the White Moun
tains, in New Hampshire, was Mid yft.et. deep
on the Ist inst." We doubt very much if it
was over 29 feet li inches on a level.
find in the Chicago Tribune,
returns from the
. greater part of the State,
which show a tnajority or 2,081 against the.
Prohibitory Law. Twenty-night counties re
main to be heat d from, which will increase the.
Residence.—la a late ode of
Santiago, California, by the renowned John
Plurnis, the following lines occur:
"All night long in the sweet little village,
You hear the soft note of the pistol,
And the pleasant shriek of the vietim—."
An Imperial hecorution.—Dr. Charles T.
Jackson, of Boston, has received information
that the Sultan of Turkey has conferred upon
him the Decoration of the Imperial Order of
the Mejidieh, of the filth class, (Chevalier) for
the discovery of the pain subduing properties
of ether vapor.
fir:ir The Vert Gibson, Miss., Reveille, of the
24:11 ult., says : "On Sunday last, one ofour
distinguished divines announced to his congre
gation from the pulpit, on the authority of "a
distinguished member of Cong ress of the same
ilk with them," that a major of the members
of Goa. Pierce's Cabinet will never hesitate to
tell a to, to serve their turn."
Der We had occasion to kick a quack nos
trum pedlar out of our sanctum, yesterday.—
The fellow, with the characteristic impudence
of all who ask for newspaper puffs, desired us
to try a box of his itch ointment, and if found
to answer the description, as an infallible cure,
then to certify to its merits in our paper.
r' Two Irishmen in rossing a field,
in contact With jackass, c
which was m m g
"daylight hideous" with his unearthly braying.
Jemmy stood a moment in astonishment, the,:
turning to Pat, who was also enraptured with
the song, ho remarked : "It's a flue oar the
bird has got for music 'ant he's got a wonder
Weir A certain individual having spent the
other evening over his bowl, went home a little
"how come vou so." He was fortunate enough
to find his blitterhalf asleep. Ho went to bed
and after a moment's consideration, he thought
it would be policy to turn over, lest his breath
should betray him; when Mrs. Jones opened her
eyes, and in the IllildUSL uutuncc in the world,
said : " S. you needn't turn over, you're drunk
lIEW . A law has been enacted in California,
that will prevent frequency of, if not mAirely
suppress the barbarous practice of dm,liieg.
It requires any Legislator on taking 0011, ofof
fice, to swear he has not been engaged in or
aided a duel sine' the passage of the law. IL,
quires the survivor in a duel to pay all the debt
of the other party, besides disqualifying 'him,.
for any place of trust or profit in tire State.—
It is considered a complete preventative.