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Wednesday Morning, March 213,1858.
Cheapest diJob Printing" Office
in mix aOtTNTt.
We have now made euelt arrangements in our
Job gifice as trill enable us to do all kinds of
Job Printing at 20 per cent.
cheaper rates
Than any Office in the County.
Give us a call. If wo don't give entire satisfac
tion, no charge at all will be made.
Shall Kansas be a Free or a Slave
We have placed the above interrogatory
at the head of our columns, as a standing
motto and query.
paper has been greatly eularged,"and now pre.
sects a beautiful appearance. It is a magnifi•
cent looking paper, and we earnestly rccom•
mend it to our readers.
We are obliged to the publidhere of the Rain.
bow, for a copy of the "Phila. lilorchants' Diary
and Guide."
Tho steamship Persia arrived at New York
yesterday from Liverpool with news from En
rope one week later than previous advices.—
Breadstnffs have experienced a considerable
decline. The action of the Peace Conferen
ces was still unknown. In London, the Covent
Garden Theatre has been totally destroyed by
fire. The Emperor of the French has deliver
ed an interesting speech at the opening of the
Chamber of Peers. Denmark has again pro
posed the capitalization of the Sound Dues ,
and Russia has readily acceded to the propo.
anion. In the Spanish Cortes a member has
made a remarkable attack on the ecclesiastics
and the Pope, but it was repelled by a member
of the Cabinet. The steamship Quaker City
had arrived at Liverpool from New York, and
sailed again on her return voyage. No news
of the steamship Pacifio is brought by the Per
sia. The Americans in Rome who celebrated
Washigntou's birthday have projected a mon
ument in France to the memory of Lafriyette.
The. Election in this State for Governor, Le
gislature, &e., was hold last Tuesday. There
were three tickets in the field, viz :—Locofoco,
old line Whig, and American. Notwithstaud
ing this division of the Opposition forces, Pierce
Locofocoism was again sublected to a total
route. The following despatch, tells the whole
CONCORD, March 13, 1856.
The State has been again carried by the
Americans and Republicans. They will have
a majority in the Legislature and Gov. Metcalf,
(American,) if not chosen by the people, which
is yet doubtful, will be by the Howe and Sen
ate in Convention next June. It has been the
most memorable contest ever waged in New
- •
The most desperate efforts were made by the
National Administration to carry the State.—
Impartial witnesses testify that so vehement au
effort was never before made by any party in
that State. As the home of the President, who
is now a candidate for reelection, it was deem.
ed at 'Washington and Concord, by the Demo•
cratie leaders, to be of the utmost consequence
that it should be carried by their party, with a
view to an effect on the Presidential canvass.—
The Democratic party has gained largely over
its vote of last year, but not enough to answer
the purpose, and the American and Republican
combination has carried a majority in both
branches of the Legislature, and given it candi•
dates for State officers the highest number of
Foreign Capital. for Home Use.
If thd country does not relapse into the war
fever—we see, says the New York Express,
it will not be the fault of the Administration,
nor the Adniinistratiou organ—the "Union."
Simultaneously with a decidedly belligerent
editorial on the "Enlistment question"—the
prevarications of Lord Clarendon—and the
correspondence which the President sends
a Message to the House, asking for three mil
lions of dollars to increase the militarylicien
ceof the army I
Difficulties with England, growing out of
such questions as the Foreign Enlistments,
and the misunderstanding about the Clayton-
Bulwer Treaty, might all be settled easily e•
nough,—we think,—had the administration
been half as anxious to keep the peace abroad,
—without compromising the honor of the coon• ,
try,—as it, is to increase its capital stock,—for
some Cincinnati Couvention,—at home. There
is no species of demagogueism that is so likely
to damage the interests of tho country, as that
which selects for its field of operations our for.
eign relations,—yet, there is one wickedness,
or one weakness, more than another, to which
modern Democracy, and modern Democratic
Administrations are disposed,—it is this. The
voice of General Caae,—Semproniva•like,—ie
"still of war:" Mr. Culling writes as if he
would like to bring about a state of things,—
leading to the same result.. Mr. Marcy lets off
all sorts of fireworks, on "Crampton," and, Ten
tral America.' The Union blusters and threat
ens,—and General Pierce, not to bo outdone
-nor underbid,—calls for threo millions of dul
tare to buy fire•arme with l
It was just ea—everybody will recollect,—
in the Oregon controversy. It was "54 40 or
Oght," and "War I" "War l" "War t" then,
as now, was the cry of the Administation hen-
Ales, in Tammany Nall, and In the Democrat
ic preen. Much of the sound and fury of that
day was all for 9mnkum"—but the business
interests of the country, nevertheless suffered
We it 'Wed,
We publish this week a copy of the re
solutions offered by Mr. Dunn, of Indiana,
in the House of Representatives ; togeth
er with the vote there upon. By this vote,
it will be seen that no , , a single southern
member, Whig, Democrat, or Know No
thing, (living south of Pennsylvania, and
the Ohio River) voted in favor of freedom
in Kanzas.
'l'o enable our readers clearly to under
stand these resolutions, and the objects of
the friends of freedom to Kanzas, in pas
sing them, it must be known, that at the
time this territory was laid off by Congress
there were hut few white people living in
it. The territory up to that time having
belonged to the Indians ; and being part of
the territory which the Missouri Compro
mise of 1820 had declared should be for
ever free and in no way open to slavery.
The Missouri Compromise having been de
stroyed by Pierce and the Congress of 18-
54, the slave.holders attempted to seize up
on and conquer this territory, and forcibly
occupy it. A large number of settlers
from the free States, having gone and set
tled there, it was soon seen that if these
free settlers were left undisturbed, the ter
ritory must shortly become a free state.
'l'o prevent this the slave-holding inhab
itants of the western counties of Missou
ri, entered into the territory, armed with
cannon and small arms ; burnt many hou
ses of the free state people, and murdered
numbers of the inhabitants. In addition
to this, •vlten the time for holdings territo
rial election for Legislators came, the Nis
sourians went in armed bands, to all the
polls where the free settlers were weak in
numbers, drove them from the election
grounds, and elected delegates to suit them
selves. Amongst the members elect was
a lawyer named Stringfellow, who lived at
that time with his family in Missouri, and
still lives there, When this Legislature
met, this Stringfellow went over again to
Kanzas, and was elected Speaker of the
House of this Missouri Legislature—this
so called. Legislature, then proceeded to
pass several laws, as they called them—
chiefly concerning slavery, which they de
clared to be permanently established is
Kanzas; and provided that if any ono
spoke against slavery in Kansas, he should
be confined in the Penitentiary five years,
and if any one attempted to destroy slave
ry in Kanzas, and liberate the slaves, he
should suffer death. The rest of these
laws are of a like character ; and to secure
future elections by importations of Missou
rians from the border counties there was a
provision that any one living in Kansas,
J- .-- -..-,- -
that the Missourians coming over in the
morning and paying the tax of a dollar,
may vote for all officers in the evening.—
These are the laws which President Pierce
in his proclamation calls on the people of
Kansas to obey, and tells them if they fail
to obey them, he will order Col. Sumner,
who commands a regiment of mounted ri.
Semen, stationed in the Territory, to march
upon the settlements, and slaughter the
inhabitants, with the sabres and rifles of
his soldiers; a large number of whom are
foreigners enlisted in the Eastern cities.
The Globe would have the public to be
lieve that it is uninterested in the Catholic
question, by "dismissing the subject" of the
monastery of St. Francis ; and assumes
that we have mistaken our moorings by
identifying Jesuitism with Francis canism.
The writer admits that "European govern
ments have, at times, expelled them"
meaning these monastic institutions—but
asserts that it was because those govern
ments had infidel proclivities. All this is
so perfectly ridiculous, and evidences such
an entire lack of historical knowledze on
the part of the writer, that we deem it un
necessary to make the least comment. But
we will answer another aSsertion he makes
wherein, if he be a Catholic, he has pro
ven himself a good one, by the denial of a
positive fact, or a very bad one by his ig
norance of Popish edicts, which are Roman
Catholic laws, binding in all cases.
The writer in the Globe. denies that "Ca
tholics owe temporal allegiance to a for
eign sovereign ;" let us see by a brief,
calm and unbiased glance, if this be so.
There is at work in our country at the
present time, and it has been working since
the foundation of our government, a system
of Catholic cunning, which we will deno
minate Political Popery, whio is design
ed with all its diplomacy and 'Jesuitism to
enslave Politically this country, and bring
it and its institutions under Popish sway
directly or indirectly. We, and all true
Americans and Protestants, whether Re
publicans, Whigs, Democrats or what not,
call this influence Political Romanism be
cause it interferes with the political institu
tions of the country. Romanists—the wri
in the Globe for instance—call it a spiritu
al power, exercised in civil matters, in all
civil institutions Willa' may conoern reli
gion, It claims to govern and control the
education of the country, and have it solely
under the sway of the Church, so as to
educate all to be Roman Catholics, and this
is the real intention and meaning of the
"Laymen" who ask for the incorporation
of the Franciscan monastery. This is one
thing—another is, that all Church proper.
ty of every sort, and to any extent, is solely
to be in the hands of the Bishop anti cler
gy; and that is the second. A third is,
and it embraces everything you please, and
we think, is overwhelming evidence to
prove that the assertion that Catholics,
Roman Catholics We mean, are bound to
obey the Pope in all temporal ns well as
spiritual things—that every political insti
tution should be made and conducted so to
promote the good of the Church of Rome
or the greatest glory of God. Or, in a
word, in the very terms of the canon law
and Boniface: g , That it is necessary to
salvation . that every human creature
should be subject to the Bishop of Rome,
in civil and ecclesiastical affairs;" and
the Pope is the sole infallible judge of law
and its operation in practice. Is there, or
could anything be made clearer, more com
prehensive, or rendered more emphatic
than this. It is indubitable evidence to
prove the contrary of what the writer in
the Globe asserts, and believing it to be
such. we shall pass on.
The Court 6f Rome, whose seat is Rome
were never more busy than they are now,
in order to subvert the political institutions
•of the United States, so far as to make
them subservient to the Church of Rome.
The heads of Popish departments in Ame
rica are doing their utmost to bring about
this event. Their leading periodicals, call
ed religious, but as truly political as reli
gious, down to the poor mouth-pieces of
country priests—(and we may include the
Globe in this list,)—every individual from
John Hughes down to the miserable scrib
bler in the Globe, are bending all their en
deavors to the same end. Political parties
aro courted of disowned just in proportion
as they aro not available to aid the Pope in
shaping the political institutions of the
country. We reiterate, then, what we de
clared in our last article on this subject,
that sound principles must lead all true
patriots, whatever their creed* may be, to
resist as citizens, by opposing such insti
tutions as the ;Third Order of Franciscans.'
It is enough that every Protestant citizen,
in accordance with the Constitution pledges
his life, his property, and his sacred honor
to maintain to Roman Catholics equal ci
vil and religious principles with others,
and no more; and if Romanists claim the
religious right of erecting machinery in
our midst, for cutting off the heads of here
tics, as they do, we heretics, must claim
the political right of wearing our own
heads, and resisting the claim to the very
death, They call the claim of cutting off
our heads a religious right, and Ave call the
claim of wearing our own heads our inulie-
rights are in dead-set opposition to thb re
of Rome. The compact et the poll-
tical is on our side, and wt . _ 'heretics will ne
give it up ;No NEVE, The Roman
ists have introduced this controversy en us
by their principles, their claims, and their
practises, and, as citizens we must resist it
to the death, both as part of our religious
and political creeds; and this is right.—
More anon.
W.tsulauTos, March 18, 1856.
Is the U. S. Senate, to-day, Mr. Hamlin in
troduced a bill regulating the appraisement of
imported merchandise. Mr. Houston present.
ed a memorial from the Maryland'Legislature,
endorsing the action of the Virginia Legisla
ture, condemning the Naval Board, and took
occasion to speak in denunciation of the action
of that Board. His remarks gave rise to a
sharp debate, in which Messrs. Clayton, Bay
ard, Mallory ancl o othets participated.
In the Mouse the Kansas contested election
case came up, and Mr. Smith, of Va., spoke in
opposition to the resolution to send for persons
and papers. The • debate was , continued by
Messrs. Granger, English, Lake, Bartlett and
Hall, bat the House, was almost deserted, and
no interest manitested.
WASLIIINTON i March 19. 1856.
In the U. S. Senate, today, the Military Aca
demy Appropriation bill was taken ifp and pas
sed. Mr. Clayton then finished his remarl.•s on
CCntral American affairs—denouncing Walker's
conduct in regard to the Transit Company, and
giving his opinions in regard to the difficulties
with Great Britain. The Senate then resumed
the consideration of the deficiency appropria
tion bill, to which amendments were made.
In the House, the Kansas debate was con-
tinned by Messrs. Bowie and Hickman. Mr.
Bennett moved to amend the resolution by the
appointment of a committee of three members
to proceed to Kansas to collect evidence in re
gard to allitirs generally, which was agreed to
—yeas 101, nays 92.
Mr. Bowie spoke against Mr. Reeder's posi
tion in the Kansas case, and against granting
the Committee power to send for persons and
Pa rifickman then proceeded to close the do.
bate nn the resolution.
Mr. Hickman said it wan admitted that there
had been an invasion of Kansas by armed for.
cos from Missouri, and the rights of the people
virtually subverted. Had not the committee
the right to inquire into these facts? He awl.
Lilted the present troubles to the repeal of the
Missouri Compromise, but at the same time
he would not vote now for its restoration. It
was filched basely and ignominiously. and had
gone into the arms of debauchees, deflowpred,
dishonored and polluted, and cannot be rester.
ed to its original eunetity and purity. He
I could not, therefore, again take it to his arms.
Ho looked forward to the day when those in•
strumental in this act of wickedness and folly
will repent in sack cloth and ashes.
The House then proceeded to vote upon the
resolutiou ender the operation of the previous
, question,
Mr. Bennett, of Mass., had moved to amend
the Committees resolution to send for persons
and papers, by substituting Joseph 11. Bradley
and Sidney S. Beater asCommissioners, cloth.
ed with full power to take testimony.
The House adopted—yeas 104, nays 91—in
lieu of Mr. Bennett's proposition, Mr. Dunn's
substitute, authorizing the Speaker to appoint
a committee of three members to take testimo
ny, appropriating $lO,OOO to defray the expen
ses, and requesting the President to give mili
tary protection to the committee if necessary.
Mr. Cobb, of Ga., said, as now there was no
remaining preposition which ought to be adop
ted, lie moved to lay the subject on the table.
Negatived—yeas 93, nays 100.
The question thou recurring on the original
resolution as amended, it was agreed to—yeas
101, nays 92, as follows :
Ytus—Messrs. Allison, Ball, Barbour. Bar
clay, Henry Bennett, 'Benson, Billinghurst,
Bishop, Bliss, Bradshaw, Brenton, Buflthgton,
Burlingame, Campbell, of Pa., Campbell, of
Chaffee, Clark, of N. Y., Clark, of Conn., Claw-
son, Colfax. ' Comins, Covode, Cragiu Cuinback,
Daiwa, Davis, of Mass., Day, Dean, Dick,
Dickson, Dodd, Dunn, Durlbe, Edie, Edwards,
Emrie, Plagler, Calloway, Giddings, Gilbert,
Granger, Grow, hall, ono., Hall of Mass.,
Harlan, Harrison: Haven, Hickman, Horton, of.
N. Y., Horton, of 0., Howard, flughstown, Kel
sey, King, Knapp, Knight, Knowlton, Knox,
Leiter, Mace, Mattison, Meacham, Miller, of
N. Y., Millward, Moore, Morgan/Morrill, Mott,
Murray, Nichols, Norton, Andrew Oliver, Par,
ker, Pettit, I'ike, Pringle, Ritchie, Robbins,
Roberts, Sage, Sapp, Scott, Sherman, Simmons,
Spinner, Stranalinii, Thoringron, Todd, Trafton,
Tyson, Wade, Wakeman, Walbridge, Waldron,
Washburn, of IVis., Washburn, of 111., Wash
burn, of de., Watson, Welch, IVoodrulf, and
NAYS—Messrs. Aiken, Allen, Bell, Bennett,
of Miss., Borock, Bowie, Boyce, Branch, Brooks
Broom, Burnett, Cadwaleder, Campbell, of Ky,
Carlisle, Caruthers, Cookie, Clingman, Cobb, of
Ga., Cobb, of Ala., Cox, Craige, Crawford,a4' t•
vidson, Davis, of Md., Dowdell, EtlmuitsMn,
Elliott, English, Eustis, Evans, Faulkuer,-Flo
renee, Fuller, of Me., (tootle, Harris, of Md.,
Harris, of Ala., Harris, of 111., Herbert, Hoff
noun, Houston, Jones, of Teun , Jones, of Pa.,
Kelly, Kennett, Kidwell, Lake, Lacher,. Lind
ley, bumpkin, Alex. K. Marshall, Humphrey
Marshall, dill., Maxwell, McMullen, McQueen
Miller, of lad., Millson, Oliver, of Mo., Orr,
Paine, Peck, Rhelps, Porter. Powell, Quitman„
Ready, Ricoud, Richardson, Ruffin, Sandidge.
Savage, Seward, Shorter Smith, of Tenn„
Smith, of Va., Smith, of Ala., Sneed, Stewart,
Swope, Talbott, Taylor, Trippe, Underwood
Vail, Valk, Walker, Warner, Watkins, Wheel
er, Whitney, Winslow, Wright, of Tenn., and
The following are the resolutions
_adopted :
Resolved, That in committee of three of the
members of this House, to lie appointed by
the speaker, shall proceed to inquire into and
collect evidence in regard to troubles in Kan
sas generally, and particularly in regard to
any fraud or force in any of the elections which
have taken plat) in said. 'Territory, either un-,
der lee law organizing said Territory, or under
any pretended law which may be alleged to
have taken effect therein since. That they
shall fully investigate nod take proof of all
violent and tuumltuous proceedings of said I
Territory, at any time since the passage of the
Kansas-Nebraska act, whether engaged in by
the residers of mid Territory, or . by any person
or persons from elsewhere going into said Ter
ritory., and doing, or encouraging others to do,
any act of violence or public disturbance a.
gamst the laws of the United States, or the
rights, peace and safety
. of the re:;;Zients of
said, Terri toi7 ; antl
.tbi.lAitt,}l rty . ,---geti -11;1. , - ,,,,, d
mitcuthit'd take copies of all suchpapers,
public records and proceedings, as, in their
raagement, will be useful in the premises; and
also to send for persons, and examine them on
oath, or aflirination, as to matters within their
knowledge, teaching the matters of said inves
tigation,: and said committee, by their chair
man, shall have power to administer all neces
sary oaths oreflirmations connected with their
aforesaid dutip.
Resolved f rther, That said committee may
hold their ins stigations at such places and
times as to t m may seem adviseable, and
that they hart leave of absence from the du
ties of the H no until they shall have cont.
pleted such it estigation. That they be au
thorized to e)ploy one or more clerks; and
one or snore r.sistant sergent at arms to aid
them in thole nyeatigation and may adminis
ter to them it oath or affirmation faithfully to
perform the iaties assigned to them respec
tively, mho cep secret all matters which may
come to thir knowledge touching such inves
tigation maid tltimmittee shall direct, until
the repurt re,o same shall be submitted to
this House and said committee may discharge
any such lerk, or assistant sergentat-arms,
for noglecof duty or disregard of instructions
in the praises ; and employ others under like
Resolvea further, That if any person shall
n any tumu l r obstruct or hindersaid commit
cc, or [Went so to do iu their said invcstiga•
ion, or shaliefuse to attend on said commit
ce, and to Re evidence when summoned for
that purpuscor shall refuse to produce any
paper, boolcoblic record or proceeding in
their pesses(in or control to said committee
when so regted, or shall make any (lister•
Lance wherouid committee is holding their
sittings and !.mmittee may, if they see fit,
cause any anovery such person to be arrested
by said ussistt sergeant at-arms, and brought
before the Hee to be dolt with as for a con.
Resolved tiller, That for the purpose of
defraying tA expenses of said commission,
there be, and:reby is, appropriated the sum
of $lO,OOO, tlm paid out of the contingent
fund of thiltliuse.
Resolved !her, That the Pres:dent of the
United Statue, and he is heieby requested
to furnish told committee, should they be
met with a4rious opposition by bodies of
lawless meal the discharge of their duties
aforesaid. Inlaid from any military force as
may at the It, convenient to them, as may
be uecessar, remove such opoosition,and en
able said etnittee without molestation to
proceed wit it labors.
Resolved flier, That when said committee
shall have eldeted said investigation, they
report all tlevidence so collected to this
The Houston adjourned.
Pennsvania Legislature
ARRI9.IIO, March 18, 1856.
In the Slat:nate, the following bills were
passed kali*. bill for the security of Rail
road Compadand the safety of travellers : a
supplement to act incorporating the Phila
delphia and 'ling Railroad Company, (au.
Omitting the ,pony to endorse the bonds
and loans of ttobanon Valley Railroad Corn.
pany); a sumfout to the act incorporating
the Metropolitlnsurance Company. In the
afternoon, a nbW of private bills of little in•
tercet were paled
The House went into Committee of the
Whole upon the private calendar, and a large
number of hills, chiefly acts of incorporation
or supplementary bills were passed a first read.
ing. A report was received from the Commit
tee on Banks, adverse to granting any charters
for new banks, or savings institutions. The
supplement to the Consolidation act of Phila
delphia, was amended so as to give additional
Assessors to the 23d ward, and then passed ft.
rally. A bill to change the mode of voting at
the municipal election in Philadelphia was also
Ilinnamina, Mardi 18, 185 G.
In the State Senate, the bills for the more ef.
fectnal protection of life and property from the
explosion of gnnpowder in Philadelphia and
relative to the service of process were passed
finally. The House amendments to the sup
plement to the act to incorporate the Cedar
Hill Cemetery Company were concurred in.—
A bill was introduced to create additional reve
nue and reduce the State debt.
During the morning session of the House,
the general appropriation and the bill relative t
to the election of a State printer, were diseaS•l
at length, but no action was taken upon either.
The Albany Register, the leading American
paper of New York State speaks as follows, of
the nomination of Fillmore
By this nomination, we have not only bee 4
harnessed as n party into the service of a fac
tion, but we have beencomtnitted to the propa
gandism of Slavery. We have got to fight the
battles of slavery—for embodied in the candi
date, is whatever of the pro-Slavery sentiment
there is of the North. He is committed to it
by his antecedents, by the great lending fea
tures of his administration. We have got to
sustain the abrogation of the Missouri Compro
'like and the Kansas nitd Nebraska bill. We.
are compelled to stand in defence of Squatter
Sovereignty, and upheld the long catalogue of
wrong and outrage which have followed the
breaking down of the barriers against the ex
tension of human slavery. We have gut to
stand from the begiuning to the end at' the
campaign, side by side with Slavery Propagan
dism;—for we tell the American pepole that it
was that power, cod that alone, whirl, placed
the nominee of the American Ccnvention in
his present position. It was because it in the
man himself; and in his antecedents, n platform
which answered its purpose, that it gave him
its support.
The first step to be taken is, to betray the
fiftylthouband Freesoil Whigs and Freesoil De
mocrats. who enlisted under our banner. We
have not to falsify our pledges to them that the
American movement was not a Silver Grey or
a pro-slavery moiement. We have got to falsi
fy our pledges to them that we would ignore
the slavery issues, and stand upon our Ameri
can principles, leaving the ultraists, North and
South, to settle that question tunongtheutselves.
We have got to do all this, because in the man
himself, as well nt the South, we present the
slavery I%ue. Haring thus betrayed our friends
ar.a falsified our pledges, we have got to swing
from our American moorings into the service
of the Slavery Propaganda'and fight its battles
pels us to do so.
In this position of matters, the question ar
rises—What is to be done? Others may do
as they please. We will keep our faith. We
will not falsify our past pledges. We will not
betray a groat Cause, nor the friends who have
confided in no. As an Editor, we will not take
brick our assertion that the Americas move
meat in the State of New York was not a Sil
ver Grey movement. We will not take back
what we said in addressing, during the last
campaign more than forty public assemblies
of American men, that the American Party
was not a pro-slavery party. We have no stom
ach for the battles of Silver Gray faction—we
have had enough of extterience in +hat way.—
We have no stomach for the bate of Slavery
—and rue. will not fight than.
Let no man suppose. that we intend to aban
don the great American doctrines, the princi
plce of the organization, or the party which up
holds them. New Jersey and York stand a
lone. of all the Northern States, in upholding
the Philadelphia nomination. All the other
States north of Mason J.: Dixon's Line aro true
to American Principles, true to the great A
merican Party, while they are not fillse to the
universal sentiment of the Free States on the
subject of Slavery. We were content and mix
lees to ignore the subject of Slavery; we did
what we could to banish from discussion the
whole question and leave it where it belongs—
to Congress and the Federal Courts ; but driv
en from this position of neutrality, and forced
to choose betwen the betrayal of the American
Party into the service of Slavery, or the aban
donment of a nomination in which the Free
States had no voice we choose the latter. Wo
go with the American Party of the North, save
'New York and New Jersey alone; and if we
must take sides on the great issue of Human
Slavery, we take the side of New England, of
Pennsylvania ' Ohio, and the entire West.—
Compelled at last as they were to choose be
tween uniting Americanism with Slavery of
Freedom, we choose the latter; and in full
of the consequences, we, being forced to strike,
will strike with those of our American brethren
who have added to their American platform,
Freedom to all the territory north of the Mis
souri Compromise line,
WlllO SENTIMENT.-A series of resolutions
has been passed by the Whig General Com
mittee of New York city, declaring the basis
of Whig organization still to be the princi
ples enunciated by our greatest statesmen, and
acted upon for years by Whigs throughout the
Union; such as protection to domestic indus
try, internal improvements opposition to execu
tive usurpation, etc. ; that the Committee is,
as ever, opposed to the extentiou of slavery,
and witholds all sympathy from those who re
pealed the Missouri Compromise. The Com
mitten disclaims all connection with or elle.
glance to any other political organization, be.
lieving that any others will prove as pernicious
in their influence as ephemeral in the duration
and regarding the issues as involving no great
national principles, as limited and contracted
in their character, and as calculated to engen
der heart burning and bitter recriminations a
mongst American citizens, and to'arouse moat
unnatural antipathies, which all should depre
ELECTIONS TO Cons.—New Hampshire hay
ing led off the pre-presidential elections, will
be followed by Connecticut on the first Mon.
day of April, and Rhode Island the Wanes
day ensuing. There are no other. elections
earlier than august, when Arkansas, lowa,
Kentucky, Missouri and Texas hold on the first
Monday of that month, and Tennessee and
North Carolina shortly afterwards. The follow
ing Slates also have elections before that of
the Presidential ; California, Florida, Geor
gia, Indiana, Maine, Ohio and Pennsylvania—
so that there will he considerable skirmishing
before the grand battle.
Huntingdon County, Pa.
REV. A. S. HARK, A. M., Principal.
MISS KATE WALSH, Preceptress.
The Spring Session of this Institution will
commence on Thursday, May ISt, 1851, and
continue 21 Weeks.
Cassville Seminary is located inn healthy
and Moral Village, in Trough Creek Valley,
Twelve Miles from the Mill Creek Station
on the Pennsylvania Central Rail Road, and
may be reached in 10 hours from Baltimore
or Philadelphia. The Buildings are Brick,
and afibrd ample accommodations for ono hull.
dred and fifty Pupils.
Those who desire their Sons and Daughters
to be removed from the heat and noise of the
City during the Summer months, may find in
Cassville, a quiet retreat, Fresh Mountain Air,
nod porn water, together with Literary advan•
Tuition in English Branches, and Ancient
Languages, per Session, $lO,OO. Music, Pain
ting, Drawing, and Modern Languages, Ex
tra. Boom and Furniture per Session, $5,00.
Board and Washing, per Week. $1,75.
Secretary of Board of Trustees.
Cassville March, 26 1856.-6 f.
Office C. V. N. P. Co.,'
Feb. 28th, 1856.
Notice is hereby given that the Boar of
Directors of the above Company have this day
levied an assessment of five per cent. on all
;premium notes belonging to the Company and
in force on the 6th of February, A. D., 1856,
except on original applications approved from
Nov. 20, 1853 till said Gth day of Fubruary
on which there is assessed three per cent., and
on all premium notes expiring between said
dates (and not renewed three per cent.) And
the members of this Company are hereby re
quired to pay their several amounts so assess
ed to the Treasurer or authorized receiver of
this Board, sithin thirty days of the publica
tion of this notice.
Test, JOHN T. GREEN. Sec.
March 26th 1856.-3 t.
I am willingto maintain all inborn toy moral
or legal duties bind :no to maintain, thee b.ha•
viug properly towards me ; but as my wife, Eli.
zabeth, by leaving my residence without cause,
has forfeited such right. I deem it proper to no
tify the public that henceforth I will not be re.
sponsiblc fur any debts of her contracting.
March 23,74-4t.*
Register's Notioe.
Notice is hereby given to all persons inter
ested that the following named persons have
settled their accounts in the Itegistet's Office,
at Huntingdon, and that the said accounts will
be presented for confirtnation and allowance,
at an Orphan's Court to be held at limiting.
don, in and for said county of Huntingdon, on
Wednesday the the 17th day of April next.
1. Levi Evans, Emq. and Samuel Yingling,
Executors of Wm. blynn,)ato of Tod town •
ship, deed.
2. Peter Crownover, ether of Thomas Crown.
over, late of Dublin township, deed
3. James Cree, tidier of John Walker, late
r of Dublin township, deceased.
4. James Cree, Guardian of Angeline Wel.
leer, minor child Or Jim.. Walker, Into of
Dublin township, deceased.
5. Final account of Andrew G. Neff, act
ing administrator of Jacob Franks, late of
Penn township, deceased.
. . _ _ _
• ,
6, Supplemental account of Geo. Couch,
one of the Executors of Andrew Couch, late
of Berme township deceased.
7. Margaret Lightner, Administratrix of
Henry Lightner, late of West township deceas
8. Frederick Harman, Adiu'r of Frederick
Harman, Sr., late of Cromwell township, doc'd.
0. Samuel W. Myton, adm'r of Ga. W.
Cheshohn, late of Barrett township, deed.
10. Charles Magill, acting adm'r of John
Grubb, late of Penn township, dec'd.
11. Account of the administration of the
personal estate of Nancy Neff, late of West
township, deed by Jacob Hartmann, her Ex
12. John Owens, Esq. ndm'r of John Mc.
CuDough, late of the borough of Birmingham,
13. John Owens, Esq. adm'r of David Gar.
ret, late of the borough of Birmingham duet].
14. Account of James B. Carothers, adm'r
de honis non cum testament° annex°, of Ism.
el Cryder, late of Porter township, dec'd.
15. Final account of James B. Carothers,
Executor of the last Will and Testament of
Daniel Cryder,late of Porter township, dee'd.
16. Final account of Alvah Chilcote, adm'r
of Charles Lynn, late of Cromwell township,
17. Sarah Stever, and David Stever aclm`rs
of John Stever, late of Cuss. township, deed.
18. John C. Wilson administrator of James
Davis late of the borough of Petersburg deed.
19. Moses Hamer and John Householder
Esq., Executors of the lust Will and Testa.
sent of William Householder, late of Porter
township, deck'.
Register's (Nice. 't
Huntingdon, Mar. 15, '56 I
Whereas by the act of the Assembly of the
27th of March 1835, entitled "A supplement
to an act entitled 'an act to erect the town of
Huntingdon; in the county of Ifuntingdonhin
to a borough' &c." it is made the duty of the
street regulators of said borough to make an
accutate survey of the boundary lines, streets,
roads, lanes, alleys andpublic squares or lands
thereof, and permanently make a correct map
of said survey Ac.
Now in pursuance of said supplement to
said act, notice is hereby given, that the said
draft and survey will be the subject of appeal
to the Council of said borough, at the Court
House on Saturday the 29th day of March inst.,
at 10 o'clock A. Id., when and where said coun
cil will hear any objection that may be made
to the same, and adjudge and determine whet!,
er any and what alterations shall he made there
in, after which said regulators shall make
a duplicate copy of the survey or mop or draft
determined by the cram oil as aforesaid to be
correct, and the same shall be filed in the office
for the recording of deeds in said county, and
the other copy shall be filed with the papers of
corporation, and shall be conclusive as to the
corners and width of the streets, roads, lanes
or alleys,boundries Ac„ in said map or draft
All persons interested are required to attend
at the time and place above stated.
Claef Burgess.
Huntingdon March 19th, 1856.-2 t.
The undersigned will offer at Public Sale, at
Warriorsmark, in the county of Huntingdon, on
Wednesday the 9th of April, 1896,
at 10 o'clock, A. M., all the right, title and in
terest of Samuel Jauden, James A. Bayard,
Christopher Fallon and William 11. Reed, in
and to the following described property, to wit:
A tract of land formerly owned by Frederick
klyskell, situate in Warriors:lark township,
containing about
1713 ACRES.
of first rate limestone land, of which 70 acres
aro cleared, adjoining land of G. & J. H. Sho
enberger, Funk and others, having thereon a.
pipe•iron ore bank, told a house and barn.
Also a tract of good limestone land adjoining
the above, formerly owned by William Addle -
man, situate in Warriorsmark township, con
taining about
25 of which are cleared, with a house and barn
thereon, and a well of water at the door.
Also, their interest (being the interests which
were sold at Sheriffs Salo as the property of
George Wetilloch and James Dickson, and
purchased by the Trustees of the Bank of the
United States,) in the iron ore on
• 118 S ACRES
of land, situate in Warriormnark township, ad
joining lands of G. & J. 11. Shoenborger, Josh.
Con, dec'd., and Jacob Cronester, itbeing the
tract of land from which Hannah Furnace has
been supplied with ore for many years.
Also, their interest in the money due them
from the late firm of Campbell, Stevens & Co.,
for their shore of the ore raised on said tract
since said Sheriff's Sale.
MILES & DORRIS, Attorneys
for Samuel ,Tanden, James A. Bayard, Chris
topher Fallon and 1r: B. Reed.
Huntingdon, Mardi 19, 1856.-3 t.
WUEREAS by a precept to me directed, dated
at Huntingdon, the 25th day of January,
A. I). 185 G, under the hands and seals of the
lion. George Taylor, President of the Court of
Common Pleas, Oyer and Terminer, and gener
al jail delivery of that 24th judicial district of Penn
sylvania composed of Huntingdon, Blair and Cam -
brie, and the lion. Thomas F. Stuart and Jona
than McWilliams, his associates, Judges of the
county of Huntingdon, justices assigned, appoint
ed, to hear, try and determine all and every in
dictments made or takers for or concerning all
crimes, which by the laws of the State are made
capital or felonies of dent') and other offences
crimes and misdemeanors, which have been or
shall hereafter be committed or perpetrated for
crimes aforesaid—l am commanded to make pub
lic proclamation throughout my whole bailiwick
that a Court of Oycr and Terminer, of Common
Pleas and Quarter sessions, will be held at the
Court House iu the Borough of Huntingdon, on
the second Monday (and 14th day) of April,
next, and those who will prosecute the said pri
soners be then anal there to prosecute them ns it
shall be just, and that all Justices of the Penne,
Coroners and Constables within said county he
then and there in their proper persons, at lu
o'clock, A. M. of said day, with their records, in
quisitions, examinations and remembrances, to
do those things Which to their offices respectfully
baited at Huntingdon the 25th day of January,
in the year of our Lord 1856, and the 79th
year of American Independence.
No. 26, South Second Street., Philadjlphiu.
Importer, Manufacturer, and Dealer in Drugs,
Medicines, Chemicals,
and American White ZINC,
Glassware, Varnishes, Brushes, instruments,
Ground Spices, Whole Spices, and all other
articles usually kept by Drmrei,ts, incliang
Borax, It.digo, Glue, Shellac, Potash, Mc., Ac.
All orders by mail, or talmcwiso promptly at
tended to. Country merehants are invited to
call and examine our stock before purchasing
elsewhere. clouds sent to any of the wharves
or railroad stations. Prices low and good's war
6@iellldlilg:Zll6 - 16 .- tiIrAE6:II2.:NV )
Fish, " Lard, Lan!
Oil, Flaxseed Oil, Whits Lead, Pig Lead, Win
dow Gloss, tiltu=strure, Iron and Nails, Slur and
Tallow Candles, rariegalcd and Rosin Soap, and
Piffshurg nuanituclures generally.
No. 27 Wood St.,
Particular attention given to the sale of Pig
Metal and Blooms, and liberal advances made
Fob. 13, 11356.-ly
140T4C . Z.
The subscriber It:Along since, having purcha
sed a tract of land from Thomas Bighorn, situ•
ate in Shirley township, Huntingdon County,
for the payment of which he gave seven sever•
al judgment notes or obligations, vie: One note
for one thousand dollars, payable on the first
day of April, IMO. Also five seperttte and se
veral notes of three hundred dollars each, pay
able in regular annual succession thence there
after. Also, one note of ono hundred dollars
payable on the first day of April, 1862.
This is to forwent all persons frontpurchas•
ing said notes, as said Bighorn has failed to
make a good and sufficient title to said land,
according to contract, and in consequence there•
of the subscriber is determined not to pay any
of said notes, unless compelled by law.
The Commissioners of Huntingdon Connie
will receive proposals for building a Bridge
across Stone Creek at Huntingdon up to the
2d day of April at 4 o'clock, P. N. the eon.
tractor to havo the old bridge. The bridge to
be made 6 feet longer than the old ono to
be built according to the model le the Commis.
sinner's office. The old abutments to be torn
down and built up now and 'nada two foot
higher. Persons proposing are requested to
examine the old bridge.
Oy order of the Commissioners.
H. W. MILLEn, Clerk.
March 19, 1856.-21
Keep constantly on hand a large assortment
of Finn, CHEESE AND PROVISIONS, which they
are prepared to dispose of at the lowest market
rates. Orders promptly executed.
Feb. 27,1856.-3 m.
Allkinds, cheat= than elsewhnra, at