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Wednesday Morning, May 7,1856.
SAM. G. WIIITTAKEIL 5
FOR CAN IL CO.InfISINVER.
wizoniAs E. coons Law,
OP TOOK COON,.
FOR AUDITOR CEYERAL,
OF MISISTRONG CMINTY.
FOR SURVEYOR GENERAL.
FLOOR—The very best family flour--
from white wheat, can be had by applying
at the ' , Journal Office." Cheaper than
any where else
Lost.—A couple of yoang children
whose parents reside on Yellow Creek, in
the southern part of this county, have been
lost for several weeks. Although hun•
dreds of people have been searching for
them daily, not a trace of them has as yet
The Orator.—A new magazine of this
name is on our table. It is published by
D. T. Stiles, Buffalo, N. Y., at $1 a year.
It contains choice literature.
Perpetual Revolving .dlnianac.—S. J.
Bestor, 18 South Third St., Phila. is now
manufacturing an article with the above
name, designed for a pocket almanac and
is said to be a splendid affair. It will an
swer fora life time by having it set once
a month. Price 50 cts. Send one along
lice Our friend of the Lewistown Ga.
zette should have taken a wider range,
when he began naming the towns - which
supported Fillmore and Donelson. He
should have included all the little nigger
doms of South Carolina, Georgia, the cot
ton•towns of Alabama, and Mississippi,
the plantation villages of "ole Wirginny,"
&a. Will not our friend extend his Hat ?
Republican Landmarks.—We have
received this valuable work from the au
thor, Mr. J. P. Sanderson. It•is a vigor
oue, clear and elaborate argument and a
startling portraiture of the evils of foreign
isms, dtc. This volume will be most wel
come to all who are in any way interested
in the country.
GRAMMAR OF COMPOSITION.—We have
received from Burgess & Co. GO John St.,
N. Y. Towers Grammar of Composition
and Elements of Grammar. We have
not yet had time to give them a complete
looking over but what we have read pleas
es us. We shall notice these excellent
works at more length hereafter.
Arrival of Mr. Buchanan.
The Hon. James Buchanan, late Minis
of the U, S. at the Court of St. James, nr
rived in New York on Wednesday last,
in the steamship Arago. He was received
with great enthusiasm by his friends, and
was in:ide the guest of the city by the nu
thorities of New York. An invitation to
.a public dinner was however sagaciously
declined, as that would have involved hits
in speech milking and might have required
him to commit himself on some of the agi
tating questions of the day, in reference
to which it is advisable to keep quiet until
after the Cincinnati Convention. On Fri
day he reached Philadelphia and held a
public reception in the Alerchnnts' Ex
change. On Saturday evening he arrived
at Wheatland, his private residence near
Lancaster. An enthusiastic welcome was
given to him by the citizens of Lancaster
of all parties.
New Lible Law.
The bill relative to libels, passed both
Houses of the Legislature before adjourn
ment. It was amended in the Senate so
as to refer only to criminal prosecutions,
and was acceded to by the House in that
shape. It is as follows :
"That from and after the passage of this
act, on the trial of indictments for writing
or publishing a libel, the truth of the matter
charged as libelous may be given in evi
dence ; and if the jury in any such case
shall find that the mine was written or pub
lished from good motives and for justifiable
ends, and the matter so charged walyno,
it shall oporate to the acquittal of tlllde
fendant or defendants."
The passage of this bill is a redeeming
feature in the history of the Legislature.
It will protect honest minded newspaper
publishers, to a considerable extent, and
relieve them of the risks to which they
have been constantly subjected under the
antiquated and unsettled law upon the sub
ject. This reform is in imitation of the
example of several of the States of the
Union, and will be cordially welcomed by
the community generally—by all who know
the value of a fearless, well conducled
A GLANCE RETROSPECTIVE.
As matter of curiosity we call the atton•
non of our readers this week, to the doings
of the American Nomitu k tin g Convention
which met in Philadelphia in February.
The Convention purported to be comp
sed exclusively of the members of the A-
Locofocos Shuffling on Slavery.
merican Order. One of the very first
The shuffling end double•dealing of the
steps taken by the Convention after it or-
locofoco party of Pennsylvania on the Sia
ganized, was to admit an entire delegation very question is strikingly shown up by
from Louisiana, to seats in the Council—
the Harrisberg Tet graph in a review of
thie-delegation being composed entirely of the course of the party during the last few
were admitted to seats, the next question
Roman Catholics.—After these Catholics years. In 1817 the doctrines of the
mot Proviso were endorsed by the demo
thatcratic majority of the Home of Represen
arose, was on the admission of the I
, Wives, but they backed water again in
mission of the Representatives from this
Delegates front Pennsylvania. 'l'he ad-
supporting Gen. Cass for the Presidency
State, was stoutly resisted by the whole of lin 1848. Gen. Cass it will be remember.
the southern delegations,Catholics and all; ed first declared himself in favor of the
W ilmot l'rovise, but afterward repudiated
because as it was alleged, it was known
is in order to become a candidate for the
that the people of Pennsylvania detested I
Presidency. His tin - :e-serving colirse,
slavery, and were almst unanimously op- I
In however, was signally rebuked by the pro.
posed to the establishment of slavery
pie in the election of Gen. Taylor. Fear-
Kansas ; and that the Pennsylvania De!e
rig to try another contest on a pro•slavery
gates to claimed seats in the Convention, .
were no better than the people who sent
platform, the locofoco patty of Pennsylva-
them. This question gave rise to a debate °la, in common with every Slate north cif
Mason and Dixon's line in the year 181lt,
which consumed one day. The Pennsyl
passed what they would now call ".Aboli
vanians, were finally admitted by a major-
" or Black Republican resolutions.—
ity of one slots. As affairs progressed in
the Convention, it soon became apparent j The State Convention of that year we.:
held in Pittsburg on the 4th of July, and
that the American Order in the Free States
John . A. Gamble was nomieated for Cana'
had by some means become infected by that
old and loathsotne disease, which John Ran-
C ommissienvi.. Among other resolution':
dolph of Roanoke, first rolled the Pennsyl-
unanimously adopted, was the following :
vania Doughjace ; because he sr id he dia. I ,.' nenr "" A "" l ' m°N l '" * """' " e 1819 '
Chat the Democratic party ad- I
covered its first outbreak amongst the mem
bers of Congress from this State. l'he iit:ti er titUo 7
ire; to lire Cunstiut.
distemper has however since Randolph's ' ill "d'her,"e"ke," ",d"tr°) . ' ,°"d
. I. l t. e tt : l2 ,, t , t ti tt i i. l t i at, , te f r i y . : , .3 ., a t o , ,m, • tt ,
day', extended to some other States: In
the Convention of February, et Philatlcli with which the getait•al
phia, all the Dough-faces according to their to de. Wh rever the
constant usages, deserted the cause ef lib- • •
erty and of law, and went ores in a body iiglits to carry it beyotl State ' Ilit ' i t i t t ° s,7:
to the slave power. There were nine of den the
urea ower obfe,'" citizen to "I I the
these renegades in the delegation of twen- tier do we consider iillar i t " eae ' c ' i t n t r, "" . l
of the Ceustitution that Slavery should in L i e n Ve c t
ty seven, from Pennsylvania. Several
trawl with the advancing columns of our terri.
from Massachusetts; and even two or three I torial progress!
from Ohio. The locofoco platform 0f1849 it will be
When the Doughfaces were added to the : seen was flat-footed against the extension of
regular slave-drivers of the South, the true ; Slavery. In 1851 when Bigler ran for
Americans of the Free States finding that I Governor the booboo party planted itself
a combination had been formed between !on the celehated Compromise Itesolutioes
the Doughfaces and the South Americans,' of 1350, which were adopted by Congress
to compel the American Order to cast its !
as a "final settlement" of the Slavery quee
vote in such a manner as to secure the tri- I Gen. One. Johnson was defeated and
unsph of the slave power for the next foul Bigler elected. But in 185-1, when r3ig
years, and to reduce Kansas to perpetual let was n candidate for re election the ""ii
slavery, and finding themselves in a mum• i nal settlement" has been broken by the
city in the Convention, they withdrew from introduction of Douglas'a bill for the repeal
a body, whose sole object was declared to !of the Missouri Comprenclea line. The
be the inauguration of slavery as th n o- public excitement we's at the highest pitch
promo power in this Republic. i and Bigler was afraid to "face the music,"
To chow that this was the real design of i in favor of Dougines , a bill. The ierowo
the Convention, it is only necessary to ad' j State Convention of 1854 therefore dodged
vert to the fact that the entire Pennsylva- 1 the question of the repeal of the Missouri
nia Delegation was only saved from expel- I Compromise But it was of no avail.—
sioa (or the same) rejection, by one vote, Bigler was defeated and Gov. Pollock was
merely because they were Pennsylvanians elected, together with a large majority of
and hostile to the further spread of slavery; Anti-Nebraska members of Congress. In
and that the entire delegation from Louts- 1855 another non-committed platform seas
iana, all Catholics, and the largest slave- adopted. In the 4th of March Convention,
holders in the United States were admitted of 1150, however, Mr. Buchanan had to
without any objection. I be equipped for Southern admiration, .d
This proves beyond doubt, that the ob- , for the first time since the passage of the
ject of the South Americans, as well as of j Nebraska bill, have the Locofocos of this
the Northern Doughfaces in the Conven- State endorsed it. Here, therefore, we
dm was to pervert and destroy the true I have the locofoco party of Pennsylvania,
principles of the American Order, and to by its own record, on what its partizans
change it into a vast machine ;n the hands now call an abolition platform in 1819; on
of the negro drivers, for the propagation the Compromise platform in I'sl, and
and extension of the Domestic lastitati'an dodge, dodge, dodging through 1554 and
not only over Kanzaa, but over all the free 11535. In 1849 the democrats were genii-
lands of the United States, in the vast re. lee Black Republicans, opposed to nny ex;
gions of the West and North ; and by and tension of the area of bondage. In 1850
by, at some favorable season, to force sla- they fully endorse the repeal of the Mis
very into the several States. souri Compromise act, which they had
But our inzurgents, to deceive those who dodged in 1851 and 1855, and identify
are simple enough to believe that the Ca- themselves with the "border ruffians" of
tholics of Louisiana are of a peculiar kind, Missouri in their infamous schema to plant
denying the temporal power of the Pope, Slavery in Kansas, Such hos been the
not believing in the dogmas of the Church, j shuffling of Pennsylvania Locofocoism on
and in short uo Catholics at all, but only the question of Slavery.
members of the Gallican Church. Since ----
impudence and falsehood fiat showed their
faces in the world, have they ever attemp
ted any thing to impose on ignorance, that
excelled this ?
Ask any Catholic, if the Church Is not
one and indivisible—that her doctrines and
teachings arc the same every where and
amongst all her children—that sho stands
upon a rock, and the gates of hell, cannot
prevail against her—that all of her mem
bers, wherever they may be, must come
within her pale and believe with unwaver-
ing faith, the most dark and the profound •
est mysteries ; if taught by the I;rieshood ;
orsubmit to be anathematized and delivered
over to the tormentors.—Any Catholic will
tell these insurgents, that the Church could
not exist a single year, if insurrections in
practice, and heresies in belief could be
tolerated for a moment, in the Church.—
The Church has gained her vast power by
enforcing uniformity of and identity of be
lief every where.
As to the matter of the Gallican Church,
that is, the French Catholic Church, we
shall have somcthing•to say hereafter.—
The Catholics of Lou isiana, nre Catholics
of .he French or Gallican Church, and are
the same in Louisiana as in France. We
will hereafter show what they have done
awl are now doing in France, where they
are backed by the Government, and will
- - -
then leave our readers to judge, whether
the same things would not be dou in Lou
isinna were the Constitution of the United
States out of the way.
Will any person, not in league with the
Slave-drivers and Dough faces support the
doings of the Philadelphia Contention ?
Every now and then a renewal of the
difficulties iii Kansas occurs, us though to
remind us of the unsettled condition of af
fairs there, and the necessity of an adjust
ment. The inevitable Sheriff Jones fig
ures in most of the troubles as the prime
mover, and accordingly his name appears
in a telegraphic despatch just received
from the West announcing the failure of a
new effort to enforce the enactments of the
‘ , l.3order Ruffian" Legislature. We use
the lout r term because it has been taken
up in Missouri and the South by the parti
zans of Atchison as a proud distinction.—
They seem to consider it something chiv
alrous and honorable to subvert popular
sovereignty and oppress and harrass the
settlers of a new territory.
It is fortunate that a commitiee of the
U. S. liouse of Representatives happens
to be at L. avenworth City just at the very
time when the troubles are occurring afresh
They will now have en opportunity of ob
serving for themselves the actual condi
tion of things, and may, upon their return,,
be able to report, from personal observa
tion, who a re the peaceable citizens and
who ;are the violaters of personal rights
and the subverters of republican institu.
tions. They have no authority, it is true,
to interfere for the protection of the op
pressed. hlore's the pity, for if they had
we think they would do justice. But their
observation arid tistirscony will furnish in•
disputable evidence, b y which the country
may be able to judge on which side lies
the right, In this protracted and trouble
For ourselves, we have never had the
slightest doubt tl.at it is entirely on the
side represented by Governoi Reeder and
Col. Lane. Others may excuse the out
rages of the Mistiari invaders by some al
leged misconduct which they are entire
ly too eager to believe of the Free state
party. Whether Kansas becomes h free
or enlace State, is to us a matter of ill',
nitely less consul fence than the bold and
daring assumption that the people of the
North have no net to exercise the privi•
leges of citizenship in the territories of their
common country. The poor weak mortals
whose nerves are no equal to the task of
looking any politiital crisis in the face, nod
who farttiv that tie only way to preserve
peace is always to grant what is demanded
of them, ratty shrink timidly from the lean
ly assertion and maintenance of these
rights. But us we ars not able to see the
slightest valid defence for the invasions
led by Atchison and Stringfellow, we can
not hesi.ate to denounce them on every
The tulk about resistance to the laws,
and the monstrosity of opposing the acts
of the officers appointed by the territorial
Legislature can deceive none but those
who are eager to be deceived. Sheriff
Jones was postmaster of a town in Misson-
ri when he was appointed Sheriff or a coon- 1
ty in which he did not reside. Ile had
not a residence in Kansas then, and it is 1
tioulaul if he hos now. The body which 1
.appointed hart resided in the State of Mis- '
souri, us he did. It was elected by per
who belonged to the aunts State. and 1
who, by force, prevented the actual real- 1
dents of Kansas from exercising the lawful
rights at the polls. In a country like ours
such usurpations derive no legality front
the recognition of Presidents or Governors.
They are frauds upon popular rights, and
no man is bound to submit to them.
Addreza of the Republican National
The Address contained in our columns
to-day, is designed to set forth the reasons
of the "Republican Party" for calling n
Nation:li Convention to nominate candi
dates for President and Vice President.
The nomination of Fillmore and Donel
son, by the National Know Nothing Con
vention, wasrnk professedly with nn ref
erence to the rilTestion of Slavery extension
or the Nebraska question.
The nominations to be made by the Na•
tionnl rlonvention of the Democratic Party.
which is shortly to be assembled at Grim
nati, will, ostensibly, have no allusion to
Who can doubt that in both of these no•
minations the wishes, not of the country,
but solely of the advocates of the “peculi
ar institution," have been consulted ?
Hence the South is or will be satisfied with
Is that enough.? Is it enough that th e
South has endorsed or is willing to endorse
the nominations of a National Convention ?
Is there no North, or West, or East, whose
views should be consulted ? If there be,
then why these sectional nominations—no
minations which at least represent princi
ples which ore sectional
We are not and never intend to be the
advocates of sectional principles or nomin
ations fur high offices. We desire to know
and respect the feelings and rights of every
section of the Union, the Noah as well us
the South. lithe Republicans shall plant
themselves non the ancient principles of
the democratic party, and of Jefferson, Ma
dison and Wnshington,—(which recognize
the rights of the - States to the exclusive
control of their domestic institutions) they
will command the approval of all parties
at the north.
The policy of the Bouth.—ha power—
its unity—its steady advance in the exten
sion of Slavery its destructive influence
upon free laborers and free labor, ore pow
erfully set forth in this address.
Important from Nicaragua and the
The most recent ad vices from Nicara
gua are not of a character very favorable
to the ultimate success of the fillibusters.
A loss of ninety men in the late engage
ment with the Costa Rica troops is admit
ted ; and instead of advancing into Costa
Rica, Walker seems to be ern,iloyed in try
his lieutenant, Schlesinger, by court
martial on charges of treason and cowardice
The chance is that, thongh he escaped the
people of Costa Rica, he will be shot by ,
Walker. It will be fun to the people of j
Central America no have the fillibusters
take to shooting each other. Walker is al.
so said to have quarrelled with Parker I-1,
French, who has in consequence retired to
Since the above was in type, our intelli
gence from Gen. Walker's republic is unu•
sually important. It announces the cap
ture of the city of Rivas by Walker, with a
loss of only thirty of his men, while the
Costa Rican loss is said to be six hundred.
Making all due allowance for exaggeration
there is still reason to believe that Walker
has had a decided success, which will in
:A.44 the filibusters. Still, we hare no
idea t list he is going to make a conquest of
the neighboring State, nor even that he can
con. ol idate his power in his own Republic.
We await further news with much inter
Our advices from the Isthmus inform us
that a terrible affray occurred at Panama,
on the 15th of April, between the American
Transit passengers and the natives, in
which the former hail thirty killed and for
ty wounded The losi of baggage and
money during the fight amounted to about
fifty thousand dollars.
Awful Conflagration in Philadelphia.
We 'else the Unloving from the Philadelphia
Not since the yenr 1050 intro we been cal.
led on to record so calamitous a fire as that
which occurred early yesterday morning, in
the vicinity of Market nod Sixth streets. attend.
oil, as was, with immense loss of property, and
still more unfortunately, hiss of lite. It origii
noted in the east end of two stores, Nos. 24
raid 26 Not th atrect, occupied by Messrs. Jets
sup & Moore paper and rag merchants, and
is attributed to spontaneous combustion,
there being cotton waste greasy rags, and nth•
er highly combustible material in the stores.—
At the time of its discovery, the wind was
blowing furiously and the flames having made
a good deal et progress befbro the fireman
could get into service, no effort on their part
was able to cheek it. In less than hrtlfan hour
l'roin the time of its discover?, both stores were
in a blase, and the wind carried the flames alai
flakes to the adjoining property, periling the
whole busitiess section of the City. In ueoth•
er ha.if hour the fire had increase 4 to a (earfal
exteat. Front the .ttorc in which the fire twig',
noted it extended to those - on Sixth and Com
merce streets, sweeping down ninny of them
leaving not ices the wallestanding ; and thence
to :Vat het street north side, right store-houses
on which it. destroyed.
At the time the conflagration was at its
height!), the claire City W. illuminated, and
the sparks were cattier' in immense showers
for a considerable di.ttanee. In the immediate
vicinity of the scene, they fell in a manner as
to retard the eflotts of the firemen who labor
ed rrom first to lust with a zeal nod elhietet•
entitling them to the highest praise. Nor
~ ) 111,1 we fort.itit the police tile assisted in the
..i.)oval of gswle frets the burning attires, and
st household lerniture front the dwellings.—
Many of the families had retired for the Eight
and were aroused only in time to save limn.
selves, not being able to remove a single anti•
cle. Others were more fortunate, saving all
The tire burned until after daylight, but the
rain which began to fall clout that time, aided
in deadening it. We regret to record the death
of a member of tile Perseverance Bose Com.
pony, named John IS. Brow, n returned Meal.
Con volunteer, who teas killed be the falling of
a wall on hint. while using a side stream in the
yard of Mr. Dialo.me, hose matinfaclurer, in
North street below Sixth. His body was not
recovered Mr several hears after. The head
vines ialit !sully crashed, teal one of his arms
was also broken. The - unfortunate deceased
was a single man, and rraided at No. I It;
Rare sweet. The body was taken to the Cherry
street Bunion I liaise.
A mea, of tho States Famine
Company was Howl at the satue time. 11 e
did not learn his name.
.1 111,111:111 eats mortally stabbed duriug the
pro„ vets the tire, in Sixth street,uhove Mar
lo• t. A row mamirred helmet, tho adherents
of rival lire uniniutnie,, alai its its course a
young. Mall lumina James Bartley, member et
Franklin float. Company, was stabbed in the
right lareast. just abate tho nipple. Ile stns
1,111711 , 1 to the Hospital, and it is supposed
bare t no hope or his recovery. The offender
tam le his escape.
A untidier el the firemen who so nobly dis•
tinguisla d themselves, were injured by the fal
ling wall;. Among the number were two broth.
Dana,l Ilrown of the United States engine:
lidwara Netnll, a member of the Franklin ett:
”ine Company, a member of the. Geed Intent
engine, n•iiiirted &ad; Lewis Rush a member
prois:rty de,t toyed coo of
but will no
:',,ape from the Penitentiary.
:•.. from the l'itiburg
bin, last, about the break
r lieckliatieslioarders, eons-
I.; :...!1 for their kind pruter-tor those
"..-ratittsle that should animate the
i.•, r•-ripieutts of Penitentiary recur, con
.•• i ints of proving the themselves less
(plat tern. Entertaining the idea
t..,.,•'.. .flee then carrying it out, 113 the
i ril ; nod although they played a
:t would nut win. A German, whom
.n:r will recollect bring convicted a
boot I air years ago or robbing the sture of
\I r. I . ,trht r, is Allegheny thy, and a Hunting.
don I.kotlllly .. Larieburiter" were the two
,jockeys who desired thus unceremoniously to
en.:con the state tom the necessity of suppor
ting t Urrusan, wins occupied a sop
:lv:de apartment soil in IMoll'n it that COILIUIO
- boarding house as Nu. 16-13, had, it ap
pears, been thinking for several days that he
lind enjoyed the huspitalities of the state hotel
quite long enough , nod doubtless wishing to
participate in the beauties of nature to a great
er retest than the regulations there permitted,
entered into the matter with considerable en
ergy. Instead of "going it alone," he called
the attention of the gentleman from Hunting
dun, No. 1765, to t h e fact that he harbored
a strong desire to quit this place, and that wills
industry, perseverance and caution, he was
cuidident of success. This interesting ink:v
itition was imparted by the former to the lat
ter, by tot.atts or the pipe that conducts caloric
to roosts of guests into which ho succeeded
in gaining 'access with his voice, by removing
a portion of the wall contiguous thereto. No.
1705 entertaining the Milne views in regard to
the limited accommodations of the establish.
moot, as did the worthy wl:o helped himself to
Porker's sheen, at elite signified his wil
ling.. to "go that thereby they might
loath go out. After several hours 'hued labor,'
the slier dealer succeeded in forcing a bole
through the rout of lit; cell largo enough to en
able him to pass out, when he discovered hint.
self between the ceiling of his abandoned roam
and the roof of the main building. The "barn
burner" stow increased the size of the hole be
tweet' the two cells, and followed his comps.
ion, when, on removing a few shingles the two
bounties made their next appearance on the
roof. Here a tine prospect presented itself to
their admiring gaze. 'lite busy thuroughlares
through which the two had such a strong des
ire once more to peregrinate, were still at rath
er no agonizing distance. The barking of the
trusty dugs gave the watchman to understand
that there was "something up," and keeping a
sharp look out, discovered the cause of the
"noise and confusion," whets be informed them
that there was "no use fur to try." A well di
reeled shot from his gun brought No. 1785 to
his knees, without dangerously injuring him,
and they were both secured,
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litONs fir T
I IRE .INVENTOR.—Pubqsbed by Low,
IVill the courteous Mitors oi tho Joirrnal kititkelt& Co.. 3(4 Broadway N. Y., at
111101 , me roam hi their widely circulated Amor. $1 a year. The Nlay No. is before us
jean paper, to make a statement which is of
importance to the American party of the eon, ; and y sustains its high character.
Gi n fen , men in Iltintin,lon town and else
where to cram down a ticket that is pro•slavery.
As fur myself, I have no feeling other than to
prevent a misrepresentation of the honest, un
swim:Ming members of the party, holding doe•
trines and principles I love so
For the Lima of such I will demonstrate
conclusively from facts, that no nomination has
yet 1 / 6 .11 made, by the American party, and cv•
cry individual calling himself a member of the
American party is a disorganizer, who, iguor
study or wilfully upholds Fillmore's nomination;
thus attempting to mislead the party and vio•
Irate the obligation which he is under, Mat the
majority shall role! For the proof of this, I
will produce the record of the proceedings of
this Assembly of Slave-holders. This is the
vote which Mr. Fillmore received front all the
bode Ishend, • • - I
Ohio, - • • • 3
New York, - • • 8
Pennsylvania, • 9
Illinois, • • • - 2
Indiana, • • • I
The above is the informal vote on the 2Gth
of February. On the following dav, the 27th,
the vote, open which is now claimed the nomi•
nation for Millard Fillmore, from all the Free
States stood thus
Ohio, - .
Rhode Island, •
New York, -
Indiana, • •
At no time had Mr. Fillmore more than forty
one votes l'roni the Free States.
Now I submit these facts to the candid rea
der•. Can forty.ne men from all the Free
States, make a 110111111ation in itself violative of
every principle held sacred by the American
party, is opposition to the majority
here is ifie number of votes the Free States
are entitled to
Illinois, • - • • II
Indiana, • • • • 13
Town, . • - - • 4
Maine, • • • • 8
Massachusetts, • • 13
, Michigan, - • •
NeW Jersey, - • - 7
New York, - - - 35
Ohio, • - • - 23
I'cun:=ylvania,• • - 27
Rhode - • 5
Wisconsin, - • 5
Wrmont • • • 7
Calitidnia, - • • 4
tiew Ilumpshire, • - 5
Thus yon will see that the Free States have
in their electoral colleges one hundred and sev
enty-three totes, anti now it is claimed by the
ellerlll,l of fret:dram that the fizzle of the cot•
tonraeracy and slaverymxtentirmists is an Am•
erican nomination I Whet sulilime impudence!
"Truth crushed to earth will rise again,
The eternal years of God uro her 's ;
But Error wounded writhes in pain,
And tiles amid her worshiper:
A M ERICAN
Letter from Mill Creek.
last issue of the “.fournal" but one, I noticed
a paper signed by one A. W. Benedict, Esq.,
and listed at Ilantingdoa, which is intended, I
presume, as an answer to toy notice of one A.
nutrican meting. What ettu!l have induced
this A. W. Benedict, lisq., to have taken the
whole meaning 'army luttur to himself; I am at
a loss to understand, unless it was to give vent
to certain ehristian•like epithets. illr. A. W.
Benedict, P q., asserts that he "was the oily
I:peal:yr 711 Ova meeting;" that in plain Saxon,
I -ant a liar, - and "would bear false wittacts
n:2ainst my neighbor," and am composed elite
When I wrote you my last letter, I made no
allusion to this A. W. Benedict, Esq., r.or were
my remarks intended wholly for him ; for the
reason that A. W. Benedict, Esq.'s speech con
tained nothing hut self gaudidation, touching
nothing or interest. I paid no great attention
to his hartnngue ; for, although composed of
the "raw material" I tave no taste fot ripe os•
tentntion. But I did take notice of that portion
the substance of, which I gave in my last ; and
permit me to say in answer to A. W. Benedict,
Esq., that his denying of the language I at•
tributes) to "the only Speaker nt that mooting"
does not brand me "a liar."
It is very true I am no college bred scholar,
bit 1 believe I know enough to prove satisfac
torily that it will need 00 "torturin7 of words"
to sib,tontinte my assertion. I 00019simplp,j
inform A. W. Benedict, Esq., in conclusion,'
OW 1 will, as soon as limners ofgreater inter•
est to me are disposed of—form work, for in
stance—collect the evidence to prove I am not
what he so charitably names me—"n
A Soy o'
Mill Creek, April 29, 1859,
A So ov TUE SIRES
AN Awn., Scene.—The London Times, gi•'
ring no at•count of the execution of a man in
front uf Newgate, for the murder of his wife
and children, says
When the signal was given, the chair on
which the wretched man was still seated, of
course gave way with the drop, and consequent
ly dm fall was not nearly so greet as it is under
ordinary circumstances; and nt this dreadful
moment the prisoner attempted to carry out
the desperate struggle for lint which he had cvi•
dently contemplated. The sound of the idling
drop had scarcely died away, when there was n
sht•ielt from the crowd of "lle's up again," and
to the horror of every one it was found that the
prisoner, by n powerful muscular effort, had
drawn himself up completely to the level of the
drop, that both his feet were resting upon the
edge of it, and he was vainly endeavoring to
raise Isis hands to the rope.
One of the officers immediately rushed up-
on the scalffild, and pushed the wretched man's
feet from their hold, but in nn instant by a via.
lent ellort, he threw himself to the other side,
and again succeeded in getting linth his feat on
the edge of the drop. Celeraft, who had left
the scriffiild, imagining that all was over, woo
called back; he seined the wretched criminal,
but it was with considerable difficulty that he
ffirecd him from the scaffold, and he was again
"life short relief the wretched man had ob
tabled from the rope by these desperate efforts
had probably enabled him to respire, and to
the astonishment and terror of all the spectators
he a third time succeeded in placing his feet
upon the Ottani', and again Ins hands vainly
attempted to reach the faml cord. Calcraft and
two or three other men then again forced the
wretched man's feet from their hold, and his
legs wore held down until the final struggle was
over. While this fearful scene wan being em
acted, the bells of the different churches in the
neighborhood were ringing merrily upon the
announcement of peace, offering a sad contrast
to the melancholy proceeding.
OUR BOOK TABLE.
BASK NOTE IiEVIEW.-WE WWI re
ceived Kennedy's for ItJoy. Published
at Pittsburg. It is one of the very best.
SCHOOL JOURNAL.—This work for 514 y
is on our table. Published by T. IL Bur.
rows, Lancaster. fl per year.
Flour is more inquired 'for, and sales to the
extent or 1500 barrels are reported at $6 per
barrel for straight brands, mostly Western ;
holders generally are firm at that figure. A
small sale of Middlings. Was made at $3,25 per
barrel. The honie is . mothltute within
the range of stia3,3o per barrel, according to
brand. Rye Flour is held at $4 per barrel,
without much selling. Corn Meal remains dull,
and 500 barrels country Meal was sold at $2,75
per barrel. Wheat is not so plenty. and most
of tho lots arc of poor quality. Sales reach a-
bout 1000 bushels at 3?.1,2501 ; 40 for Red, and
$1,40a51.60 for White, as in quality. Corn is
a shade lower, and :3000 hasitels Southern Yel
low sold nt 53 cents, afloat. Rye is steady at
75 cents for Pennsylvania. small
sale of Southern was made at 33i cents per
In this borough, on the 24th ult., by Rev. A.
B. Still, Mr. James Rippinger to Miss Catlin.
rine Donnelson, both of Broad Top.
On the 17th ult., by Peter Tippery, Esq., Mr.
Peter Pool, Esq. to Mrs. Sarah &herd, both
of Tyrone tp., Blair co.
1 I Blair county papers please copy.
In thin borough, on the 4th inst., of Con
gumption, Mi. John Sullivan, aged about 28.
The subject of this notice was a native of
Ireland, and emigrated to this country when
eighteen years of age. By industry and perse•
vcranee he obtained the necessary means to
enter the Academy nt Shade Gap, then under
the management of 11ev. J. G. McGinnis, from
whom he received the kindest and most affee
tionnfe treatment. About that time he became
the subject of Divine grace, and united himself
to the church at that place. In the spring of
1854 he entered the Sophomore class of La
Fayette College, nt Eaaton, Pa., where he re.
mined, enjoying in no common degree the re
spect both of the Faculty and students, until
December last, when a cold and cough, under•
which he hail been laboring fin• four months
previous, had so far exhausted his strength that
his' physician tulvised him to abandon his stu
dies and visit for a while among his friends, in
the hope that such recreation would ho benefi
cial to his health. But that Master whom he
loved and to whom he had consecrated Iris life,
had otherwise determined, and atter a long per•
iist of suffiring during wh oh patience lad its
perfect work, he calmly "fed asleep in Jeans,"
crying with his latest breath, "Conic I.,ettl
Jesus, come quickly."
"And so he giveth his beloved sleep."
IDUILDEIRS AN) CONTBACTO US.
11'111'; Trustees or the Huntingdon I'reshtte•
Ilan Congregation will receive proposals up an•
tilt o'clock, I'. M., of Saturday, the 2•itlt of
May, inst., for the erection of a Parsonave, in
The buildi4 to be brick, to he complete:,
finished and ready to be occupied by Nandi,
1857. The plastering all to Le dune before the
Ist of November next.
The contractor will be required to give Bond
with approved security.
The plan and specifications can be seen at
the office of Messrs. Miles and Dorris.
:,„,Proposals can be left with either• of tho under.
signed. • I). BLAIR, Prat.
W. GARRETTSON, Say.
[Estate of Andrew Robison, demised.]
Notice is hereby given, that the undersigned,
who has been appointed Auditor by the Or.
plums' Court of Huntingdon county, to distri•
buto the balance in the hands of David Itobi•
son, surviving Executor of the lust will and
testament of Andrew Robison, deed., late of
Warriorsmark township, to and amongst those
legally entitled thereto, will attend nt the Rog•
ister's (Mee, in Huntingdon, on Saturday the
31st of May, inst., for that purpose, when and
where till persons haring claims ngainst suid
fund are required to present the same or be de
barred from coming in upon said fund.
THEO. H. CREMEII, Auditor.
A trunows NOTICE.
Notice is hereby given, that the undersigned
Auditor, appointed by the Court of Common
Pleas of Huntingdon county to distribute tho
proceeds of the Sheriff's sale of the personal
property of Stephen Moore nod David White•
sell, trading under the firm of Moore & White•
sell to and amongst those legally entitled there.
to, will num] for that purp,ise at the Prothon•
otary's oilier, in Huntingdon, on Saturday the
31st of May, inst.; when and where all persona
having claims against said fund are required
to present the same or he debarred from con,
hag in upon said fond.
THEO. 11. CItEMER, AuditO.
FOR SALE. • •
TIIE undersigned otters for sale the two tracts
of land hereinafter described to wit': One
tract situate in 'rod township, Huntingdon CO.,
About one hundred of which are cleared, and
in a good state of cultivation; the reshlue of
the tract being very well timh,red. On thin
tract aro erected a two story Log House, a
Bank Baru, Blacksmith Ship, a two' atooy
Tenant House. There arc also two river-fail
ing springs of water, one nt the House and ono
M the Barn ; also, an Orchard of choice fruit
trees. Water can be made to flow into every
Held on this plantation.
One other tract of land adjoining the ahem
having been originally part thereof, containing
about fifty_ acres of which have be. reeetatly
cleared. Upon this tract there are a ifuott
Dwelling louse, a new Batik Barn, and ilthrr
necessary buildings i . a lso tap excellent and
never.failing springs of water, one of which is
near to the dwelling house.
The lauds• lie within aboutseven miles of
Broad Top City and the Huntingdon and Broad
Tup Railroad. Those desiring to purchase aro
requited to call upon the undersigned, who at
present resides on the tract first abuse deacri•
bed, and who will give every necessarl info,
mation in regard to these lands, time of giving
possession, ate, &c. The lerrns of sale will be
made easy, so ns to suit purchasers of limited