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Wednesday Morning, May 14, 1850.
WILLIAM BREWSTER, t EDITORS.
k.AM. G. 11 MTTAKER.
FOR CANAL COMMISSIONER.
TUORTAII a COCHRAN,
OF YORE GOONTT.
FOR AUDITOR GENERAL,
OF ARMSTRONG VOUNTY.
FOR SURVEYOR GENERAL.
To the People of the U. States.
The People of the United States, without re
gard to past political differences or divisions,
who are opposed to the repeal of the Missouri
Compromise, to the policy of the present Ad•
ministration, to the extension of Slavery into
the Territories, in favor of the admission of
Hanna as a Free State, and of restoring the
action of the Federal Government to the prin•
ciples of Washington and Jefferson, are invited
by the National Committee, appointed by the
Pittsburg Convention of the 22d of February,
1856, to send from each State three Delegates
from each Congressional district, and six Dele.
gates at large, to meet in Philadelphia, on the
seventeenth day of Jose next, for the purpose of
recominending candidates to be supported for
offices of President and Vice President of the
E. D. Morgan, N. York,
J. M. Nile, Connecticut,
A. P. Stone, Ohio,
J. Z. Goodrich, Massa.,
A. R. Hallowell, Maine,
C. Dickey, Michigan,
Cor. Cole, California,
L. Brainerd, Vermont,
Fran. P. Blair, Mar.,
D. Wilmot, Penn'a.,
W. M. Chace, R. 1.,
Geo. Rye, Virginia.
E. S. Lel‘nd, Illinois,
G. G. Fogg, N. H.,
A..T. Stevens, lowa,
Wm. Grose, Indiana,
W. Spooner, Wis.,
J. G. Fee, Kentucky,
Lew. Clephane, D. C.
C. K. Pauliiion, N. J.
E. D. Williams, Del.,
Our Platform and Prinolplea,
We do declare to the people of these United
States the objects for which we contend in po
litical action, are :
lot. That we demand and shall attempt to se•
cure the repeal of all laws which allow the in.
troduction of Slavery into Territories once eon•
secreted to freedom ; and will resist by every
constitutional means the existelic.e of Slavery
in any of the Territories of the United States.
2d. - We will support by every lawful means
our brethren in Kanzas in their consitutional
and manly resistance to the usurped authority
of their lawless invaders, and will give the full
weight of (mr political power in furor of imme
diate admission of linnzas to the Union as a
free, sovereign and tadepai.dont State.
releistnttiontaltilit' be vn Mr*
faithless, and that its continuance in power is
identified with the progress of the slave power.
to national supremacy, with the exclusion of
freedom from its territories and with unceasing,
civil discord—it is a leading purpose of the
"Journal" to oppose nod overthrow it.
New Hampshire America!! State Coon-
The resolutions unanimously adopted
by this body at its recent session reaffirm
-the State platform framed last November,
cordially and fully endorse the action of
the delegates who seceded from the Na
tional Convention at Philadelphia and their
subsequent proceedings, repudiate the no
mination of Fillmore and Done!son as ba
sed on principles utterly inconsistent with
those laid down in the State platform, and
declare that as the exigencies of the times
demand a perfect union of all the oppo
nents of the present national adininistni-
Con in the approaching Presidential elec
tion, therefore the New Hampshire Coun
cil will ..cordially unite all the people of
New Hampshire, who are opposed to the
further extension of slavery over free 'ter
ritory—who are in favor of :he immediate
admission of Kansas as a free State, and
restoring the administration of the General
Government to the policy sanctioned by
Washington and Jefferson."
The Council appointed the following
delegates to the Convention which is to be
held in New York on the 12th of June
Anthony Colby, J. A. Dana, delegates
at large; N. V. Whitehouse, Ruel Uur
First Congressional District, J. P.
Morse, Portsmouth ; Chas. A. Tufts, Do
Second Congressional District, George
W. Riddle, Manchester; J. C. Abbott,
Third Congressional District, J. C. Bean
Enfield ; Joseph Chamberlin, Warren,
E 7. In most of the counties of this
State, where the Republicans, Whigs and
Americans have united, arrangements have
been, or are making to send delegates, to
the Philadelphia Convention, in June next.
Distinctive A m ri ca n organizations are con
tinued in but few counties, and throughout
the State the opposition forces are working
harmot musty together t and if the same
cons ition of things continues, we will have
an easy victory in the fall.
FLOUR—The very beat family flour—
from white wheat, can be had by applying
at the "Journal Office." Cheaper than
and where else,
Mr" We are astonished to see such pa
pers as the 1101. ltegister, and Lewistown
Gazette taking aides with the elave•drivere
e( the Vieth.
The Philadelphia Election.
The election intim city of Philadelphia
on Tuesday was characterised by much
spirit and interest. Partizan feeling ran
high in various sections, and disturbances
took place in the First, Second, Fourth,
and Seventeenth Wards. The returns
indicate unequivocally the success of the
entire Democratic city ticket, and the
choice of a large Democratic majority in
the City Councils. As this result has
been mainly brought about by the agency
.of Whig votes, which, for local reasons
were cast in favor of the successful candi
dates it cannot be regarded as a party tri.
The result may be summed up briefly
as follows :
Richard Vita; Democrat, is elected
Mayor, over Henry D. Moore, Americas,
by a majority of about 3700. R. 'l'. Con
rad, American, had 8,428 majority two
Stephen Taylor, Democrat, is elected
Win. A. Porter, Democrat, City Solici
Peter Ambruster, Democrat, Receiver
James M• Leddy, Dem., City Commis•
Board of Health, School Directors, Guar
dmn of the Poor, &c., may show a closer
vote, as these offices are more influenced
by personal preference than the general
About midnight a crowd collected at the
Merchants' Hotel, when Mr. Vara appear
ed upon the balcony and made some re
marks to the people, which were received
with tremendous cheering.
Open Organization Adopted,
Pursuant tt; public notice. the Execu
tive Committee of the American party of
Blair county met in the Court House, in
Hollidaysburg, on Thursday. the Ist inst.,
at which it was resolved that all secrecy,
obligations, signs, grips, and pass-words
of the American Order of Blair county be
abolished ; and that all voters who declare
themselves in favor of American principles
and avow their purpose to support Ameri
can candidates at the ballot boxes are
henceforth to be regarded as members of
the party in good standing Also, that in
accordance with the foregoing resolution,'
public meetings of the voters as above, be
held in the several election districts on the
second of August next, to choose two dele
gafra to reprveent them in a County Cpn
vention, to be held in Hollidaysburg, on
6thof August next, to notnivate a coun
ty ticket, and transact such other business
as they may deem promotive of the inter
ests of the party.
For the Journal.
Kansas Territory is situated between the 37th
and 40th parallels of north latitude. The area
is 114,702 s. as. Kansas was annexed to the
U. States by virtue of a treaty with France,
concluded at Paris on the 30th of April, 1803.
It formed a portion of that vast tract of coun
try then ceded to us by France, known us the
Louisiana purchase, including the Territories
now know es Indian, Kansas, Nebraska, Minee•
eota and the States of Missouri, Arkansas and
lowa. Kansas for fertility of soil nod salubri
ty of climate resembles Missouri and Kentucky.
Un the 18th of December, 1818, the petition
of the Legisl.sture of Missouri Territory, ask
ing for rettnission into the Union as a State,
was presented to Congress. A bill embodying
the views of the petitioners was Mimed, and on
the 10th of February, nu amendment prohibit.
ing the further introduction of slavery or hived
notary servitude, was adopted by a vote of 87
to 76. During the next session of Cougress,
the Missouri bill being again under considera
tion, Mr. Thomas of Illinois proposed (Jan. 20,
1820) tie following amendment, in order to in
duce the House to yield tke purpose of prevent
dug the rather introduction of shsvery into
Missouri t "And be it further enacted, That
its all that Territory ceded by France to the U.
States, under the name of Louise., which lies
thirty-six degrees, thirty minutes north latitude
excepting only such pert thereuf included with.
in the limits of the State contemplated by this
act, slavery and involuntary servituue thereon,
shall be and is hereby forever prohibited."—
This proposition bad the desired effect. This
resolution was adopted on tat of March, 1820,
by a vote of 01 to 82. The restrictions on sla•
very in Missouri were giventp, and the Senate
adopted this celebrated Comprotuise Measure
without a division. The question of substitu
ting this Compromise amendment, for the am
endment restricting slavery its Missouri, was
decided in the affirmative in the Meuse, by a
rote of 134 to 42. The same proposition in
the Senate, was adopted by a vote of 33 to LI.
The two Houses concurring,the bill pastiest and
Missouri was admitted as a Slave State ; with
out any restriction or limitation as to slavery,
with the condition that slavery should be forev
er prohibited in all territory of the U. States
north of 36° 30'. This Compromise was again
reaffirmed on the admission of Texas, in 1845,
by a joint resolution. The Missouri Compro.
mine was re-affirtned and its operation extend.
ed by the third article of the second section,
declaring that "such States as may • be formed
out of ouch portion ofsaid Territory lying south
of 36° 30' north latitude, commonly called the
Missouri Compromise Lin., shall be admitted
with or without slavery as the people of such
State asking admission may desire; and States
focused north of that line, slavery shall be pro•
hibited." 'This is a brief history of the Terri
tory of Knotted. The eulemn covenant entered
into by the North and South, and ought to have
remained inviolable. Honor and justice de
mended the sacredness of the solemn obliga
tion. Now in view of what Kansas is and so
letnuly dedicated to freedom, where is the mass
who can with his vote, or by hie action, give to
slavery this territory, and ftel as a Northern
man should feel. Aoatcoi..s.
May 12th, 1836.
IldirThe Governor has appointed 26gh
of July, for the execution of Hugh Corri.
gan, who killed his wife last fall in West
moreland county. The death warrant was
read to him on clatn rday last, without pro
ducing the least apparent emotion. He
appears to be s hardened criminal.
MR DAYS LATER FROM EUROPE.
ARRIVAL OF THE STEAMSHIP NORTH
QUEBEC, May 7.
The Canadian Company's new steamship
North America, from Liverpool, April 23d, ar
rived at 7 o'clock this evening.
The French army is being placed on a peace
There was a grand Naval Review at Spit.
held, on Tuesday, composed of 240 steamers.
carrying 3,000 guns, and manned by 30,000
Letters from the Camp to the Bth inst. state
that active preparation continue for the depar
ture of the army.
A despatch to the 18th inst.states that Gen
eral Pelissier reviewed the whole army on the
17th inst in the presence of General Luders
and many other Russian officers.
The epidemic among the soldiers had eras.
ed since the armistice had been fully establish
The cholera is raging fearfully among the
insurgents in Asia. Thirteen thousand had
died out of one triho numbering 45,000.
In the House of Loris on Monday, there
was a majority of eight against the govern
!new, on a division on the second reading of
the Church Descriptive Bill.
In the House of Commons on Tuesday. in a
discussion touching the expenses of the con
templated Peace rejoicings. Sir G. Gay said'
that, notwithstanding the display of fireworks
and other demonstrations, he would still be o
pen in Parliament on the question leopecting
the terms of Peace, to impeach the toovers
meat if it was thought necessary.
The Paris correspondent of the London
Times says the Treaty of Peace contains a
clause that the Allies shall evacuate the Otto
man territory as soon as possible after the rati
Omar Pasha's army will be formed into mon.
able columni to scour the country, and to en•
force the execution of the new laws.
Vienna letters say that the commission for
the reorganization of the Principalities, will
commence their labors before the month.
At the sitting of the Corps Legislatif, on
Friday, M. Montalembert made a remarka
ble speech on the freedom of the election fran
chise, and denounced the Court of Casation as
an accomplice with the government to render
universal suffrage a mockery, and called fur
an alteration of the law.
The late heavy reins had caused inundations
in many parts of France.
The militia have disbanded. The admiralty
have ordered all the lighthouses to be lightetl,
and all the buoys to be laid. duwn in the gulfs
of Bothnia and Finland, and the Bahia and
Lord Clarendon has declined the Marquisato
offered him by the Queen.
Trade is improving. The accounts from the
itunifgV i r , i , ldli t ti e tAeg ic. f . re favorable. Corn
The Provincial market are abundantly sup
plied with Wheat.
The Marseilles Wheat market is tending up.
The Kivu of Prussia ratified the treaty of
Peace on Friday
The Turkish ratification left Constantinople
on the 14th.
Virginia American State Convention.
RICHMOND. May, 6.
The American State Convention adjourned
last night at 10 o'clock, after appointing elec.
tors for the several Congressional and Senato
rial districts and counties. John M. Botts.
Tomas S. Flournoy, A. IL H. Stuart and
John S. Carlisle were chosen for the State at
The convention adopted a series of resoln-
Cons, the first of which ratifies the nomination
of Mr. Fillmore. and endorses him as *au to
the Union and the constitution, nod knowing
no Notth, no South, no East, no West, but
looking to the interests of the whole country.
The second endorses Mr. Donelsint on a friend
of the Union, and faithful to the Consitution.
The third condemns squatter sovereignty under
the Nebraska bill, under which allies vote its
violation of the naturalization laws. and the
anti-slavery sentiment thereby secured in every
territory hereafter formed. The fourth de
nounces the prospective spirit and harsh lover.
tine of the Democratic puny towards the A
merieati party as unjustifiable and unpatriotic.
The fifth holds the Democratic party responsi
ble fin the embarrassed condition of the finan
ces of Virginia.
New Jersey Democratic Convention.
THENTON, N. J., May 6.
_ _ _
The State Democratic Convention assembled
here to-day. and selected the following dole
gates to the Cincinnati Notional Convention:
Senatorial Delegates—Gen. Wm . . Cooke, J.
W. Nickels, Gen. Joists S. Dorsi°, Gen. E. R. V.
Congressional Delegates—First District—
Win. Hannah, 11E. Shepherd. Second—Gar
ret S. Carman Wm. D. Jones. Third—Archi
bald Osborn, Ingham Curyall. Fourth—Jacob
Vannatta, John Hopper. Fifth—Simon Har
rison, Charles Fink.
Resolutions were adopted instructing the de.
legates to vote for Mr. Buchanan, denouncing
Know Nothingism. endorsing the National Ad.
ministration and the principles of the Kansas•
South Carolina Democratic Convention.
COLUMBIA S. C., May 5.
The Democratic State Convention, called for
the purpose of selecting &lo y a at,. to the Na
tional Convention at Cincinnati, met here this
evening. The Hon. F. W. Pickens was cho
sen permanent President, and in his address
spoke at length in favor of the DemocriteT ut
the State being represented in the National
A eerier of resolutions were adopted, sustain.
ing the doctrine of State Highte, reaffirming
the resolution of the Georgia State Convention
and endorsing President Pierce as the first
choice of the State.
American State Council of New Hamp
PLYMOUTH, N. IL, May 6.
The American State Council of New Hemp
shire met to-day, and elected delegates to the
Free Soil American Convention to be held in
' New York reported .d unanimously adopted,
taking strung American and anti. Nebraska
grounds, endorsing the action of their Conseil
tiug in seceding from the Philadelphia Couren
tion, and repudiating the nomination of Fitl•
more aid Deneleon.
A NEW SPEAKER.
Mr. Waldron, of Michigan, the youngest mem
bee of the plement House ~f Representatives,
made a telling speech in his place on Thursday.
We find the subjoined facts, which he brought
forward and nailed, reported in the N. Y. •fri•
butte. They relate to the admission of Miehi•
gun into the Union and their bearing in the
ease now before the people will be appreciated
at once by intelligent readers. The following
are the proceedings in the House of Represen
tatives on that case:
HOUSE, Jan. 11, 1856.—Memorial of the Le.]
gislature of the State Michigan presented. Mr.
Hatinegan, of Ind., moved that it he rejected.
bluff. defeated; Franklin Pierce votiog in the
majorit7. Mr. Hantiegan then moved that it
be received "as the i'toluntary act of private itc
dividuuls." This was adopted, but Franklin
Pierce voted in the negative. On the question
as to which of the two Conventious should be
recognized as representing the People of Mich.
igan the Democratic House decided iu favor of
the irregular _et spontaneous Convention—
Franklin Pierce voting in the majority.
When the question came in due course be.
tore the Senate, (Democratic) it was referred to
its J udiciary Committee, whereof Felix O randy
of Tennessee was chairman. This Committee
sent out circulars to Michigan, to ascertain
which of these rival Conventions most truly
represented the Pelle of that State, and which
had received most of the People's votes. Atter
awaiting and receiving anewers to these circu
lars, the Committee reported that the spot..
neous Convention was entitled to be accredited
rather than the regular, and that Michigan
should be admitted on its motion. This mu.
tion prevailed: Yeas, Silas Wright, Bent.,
Heehaw., Wm. R. King, &c. Nays only l 0
The subject thereupon went to the House
where the action of the Semite was affirmed,
toed the admission of the State completed :
Yeas, 148; Nays, 58; Frankliu Pierce and
Isaac Tuuncey among the yeas.
—So Michigan came into the Union on the
application of a volunteer,onti regular Conven
tion, just like that of Free Kansas, .d voted
fur Von Buren for President in 1836.
These facts and others like them, well driven
home and clinched, are doubtless very pleasant
reading fur the President, calling up early re
miniscences of a time when he was a 'goad fel.
low" in his eeatin the House as well us after
each daily adjourninetit.
The Republican Candidate.
We rejoice to observe such entire harmony
prevailing in • the Republican ranks, and the
Republican press, in regard to the candidate to
be nominated at Philadelphia. The Pitts.bury
Gazette says : Although there is a difference
of opinion as to men, as is perfectly natural,
yet all agree that the principle, and not the
man, is the chief consideration, and that there
will be complete harmony ott any Juan likely
to be named,
The great idea of the contest will be the ex
tendon or non extention of slavery. The Vein
ocrats go for extension; the republicans for
Whoever the Republicans take uu will rep.
resent the noo•extension principle, and no gee•
tlemao will present his name to he used who
does not clearly recognize the validity and int.
portance of the idea. We prefer Mr. Chime
because his political life nod his antecedents,
so clearly represent the idea of the Republi
cans in the campaign, WO shall support any
other person with the same alacrity that the
convention will be likely to name. Happily
there is a brilliant galaxy of noises from which
CON. STOCKTON DEFINES HIS POSIT/ON.—
The Newark (N. J.) Mercury, of Moliday, pub.
lishes a letter from Commodore Stoclctun, in
which he avows himself, with sufficient distinct
ness, in favor of any party which has for its
purpose the condemnation of the repeal of the'
Missouri Compromise. This letter hardly ad- 1
flits of a doubt as to which party Commodore
Stockton will favor with the weight of his infiti•
ence, whatever it may be, in the coming Presi
dential contest. We copy the letter entire;
PRINCETON, May 2, 1856.
7b the Editor of the Newark Mercury :
Stu: In your paper of the 30th ult., I per
ceive the following editorial remark: "We um
derstand that a determined and well understood
movement in this State is in progress, looking
to the bringing out of Com. Stockton as an ill
dependent candidate for the Presidency."
1 was informed on my return to New Jersey
after a short absence, that such a measure woe
is COOlOalplatiOn. It has, however, been abam
cloned, that it might not "complicate matters
in the State still further."
You are correctly informed when you say
"Corn. Stuck!on ueguivoeally condemns the
repeal of the Missouri compromise;' and I do
hope that the people of New Jersey will have
all opportunity ( nut enibarrhassed by other is.
sues) to manifest their disapprobation qf the
indefeasible eioiution rif that e , inpuel of peace.
Your obedient servant,
R. F. STOCKTON.
KANSAS COMMISSION.—The Crystal Palace
is advertised fur sale at auction ou the 22d of
A letter from Kansas City, dated April 17th
says: “1 arrived here on Sunday evetiiii , last,
at the satme time with Howard and Sherman
of the Kansas Investigating Committee, who
are still hero waiting for Mr. Oliver. That
gentleman is still engaged in defending his
present position to his constituents. They will
leave here today tin- Lawrence, where the
Commissioners will have their headquarters,
instead of Leavenworth. A party of Ger
mans numhering about thirty arrived here yes
terday, and fifty persons arrived trout Rhode
Island; one hundred and fifty from Ohio are
emigrating. from the East and about thirty are
at riving daily, and about that number weekly
from the Southern States. One. Reeder has
been visiting Leavenworth.
Ma. Fti.mmat's ACUEPTANCE.—The Wil
mington Herald, in giving a sketch of the
ceedings of the Convention of the American
party of North Carolina, held at Greensboro'
last week, sa3s;—
J. H. Houghton, Esq. addressed the Convert.
tion, stating that in a conversation he had with
the Hun. J. P. Kennedy that ir oruing, that
gentleman had assured him that Mr. Fillmore
would accept the nomination of the party for
President. Mr. Kennedy is one of the eon&
dtinitial friends of Mr. Fillmore, is believed to
be authorised to speak for him, and therefore
this statement may be considered as settling
the question as regards hisacceptance or tech.
nation of the nomination. Mr. Kennedy hap.
petted to pass through Greensboro' on Thursday
on his way to Columbia.
railroad troublesat Erie have been
renewed. A mob destroyed the oftice of the
Constitution newspaper, which lied advocated
the railroad intereets and defended the action
of the Pennsylvunia Legislature in passing the
act restoring the charter of the Erie and North
East Railroad Company. The mob oleo threat.
sued to destroy the railroad property.
*The Washington correspondent of the
Ledger says that General Manton surprised
the Senate today, by introducing into that
body a large bowl of coffee, standing opus a
huge saucer, from which, as he spoke against
the action of the late Naval Board, he would
take a sup now and then. It looked more
like a breakfast scene in a play than anything
St - 23- Fillmore accepts the notniation.
UV' Thank God fur pleasant weather.
1 Coal is pouring in from Broad Top.
le-Grain in this comity never looked better.
Cofec.—Man wants but little here below, but
wants that little strong.
war Brendstufls were declining rapidly in
Europe, at. last accounts.
Conifot•t for P onision Buyers.—Whatever
goes up must come down—sometime.
les The Connecticut Leeislatnre has elect•
ed all the Fusion candidates for State Officers.
strit Sheriff Greenland took a couple aeon.
•icts from this place to Pittsburg, on Monday
Ai" A new engine for the Broad Top Rail.
road arrived here last week. It is named Ilia•
BEr Keats says "a thing of beauty is a joy
forever," and the axiom was never better ap•
plied than to the face of nature and Miss -.-
gar A difficulty occurred in a hotel in the
City of Washington the other day, in which. a
Mr. Herbert of California, shot thc head waiter
SW We are "oblee•ged" to the Bucyrus, 0.
Journal, for the notice. Keep your shirt on,
neighbor, and your scissors oli. How is `fill.
lam` The American State Council of New
Jersey, which assembled at Bordertown, last
week, adjourned without endorsing the Fill.
Vir"Married well" means, now-a•days, yo
king two tools together, with plenty of money
or land to justify the folly. Hearts, brains and
worth have gone out of dole.
kir Coburn and Drape who were tried in
Dauphin county last week for alleged abstrac
tion of muskets from the State Arsenal at liar
rigburg, have been acquitted.
Jam" It is reported that Great Britain has
made concessions in the negotiation upon the
difficulties with the United States, but that Mr.
Crampton is not to be recalled.
Kr We desire an answer to this question,
from the papers of this Senatorial district :
Will you support a man for office who pleads
the limitation law on his paper subscription ?
Weir The building of the new bridge across
the Juniata at this place, on the site of the one
recently 'down down, has been allotted tort Mr.
Lamp, for $2944. The one over Stone Creek.
to A. Harrison, Esq., at $876.
de' A terrible accident occurred on last
Wednesday, on the railroad near. Davenport,
lowa. An express train ran off the track, go•
ing at full speed, and was completely smashed
up. Twelve persons were killed and a great
ifeir Th,re is a fellow in town entleavorit,
to persuade the girfilb - riregit He
might as well undertake to persuade ducks that
they could find a sithdlituto for water, or rose.
.buds that there • something better fur their
complexion than sunshine. The only convert
he has made is a single lady, aged sixty.
kr A young man named Vandevander, a
watchman on the Pennsylvania Railroad, was
run over and killed by a train of cars, near Pe
tosburg, last week. His head and one leg
were cut off. It is presumed he had sat down
on the track, and falling asleep did not hear
the train coming in time to escape.
General lYilliantson.—After many enquiries
concerning the injuries sustained by tne Gen.
—through the i rambonctious' onslaught in the
last "Hunt. American,"—we had the pleasure
of seeing hits yesterday ; when no found him
not only in good health but actually unscathed.
This will be no cheering news to the "insur
gent" leaders, who are endeavoring to crowd
the General off the platform.
rhareh filimie.—Some of our churches are
lamentably deficient in the matter of inusic.—
Praise is the lottie,t and most impressive act
of worship man is called upon to perform, yet
we have heard a choir, aided by doleful eat-gut
80 murder harmony as to make the exercise
painful instead of attractive, reminding one of
the wails of a feline concert on a house•tup
inure than the "music of the spheres."
1&.. "The Huntingdon Journal's surmise is
right—we include our whole country es neces
sary to the nation's welfitre, withont reference
to "ttiggerdoin" or that other section where
white skim; cover nigger principles."—Lew. Ga
No "reference" being tondo to either of these
latter places, of course the land south of Macon
& Dixon's line and the "neck of thinker" in or
about the Gazelle office, are out of the pies.
lion. Nigger principles under whiteskins, are
better however, than dougla•faces on bullneck
Blue Birds.—The blue birds, (we beg their
pardon for having neglected to notice them be.
tore,) came right down from the blue sky three
days ago, with heaven's sweet songs in their
throats, —little songs, an inch and a half long
or no—brief hints of bobolinks, suggestions of
robins, little flourishes of horns before the flow.
ery door of the season 1 Heaven bless the
creatures! How they make the tired old horse
of humanity pick up his ears with their pleas
ant and encouraging chimps! But the season
is still severe fur them. They have our pity in
We notice a very sensible article in the
last Shirleysburg Herald, signed "Socrates,"
which we commend. It is a dispassionate and
able argument, and we make an extract :
The writer says, if the South think they can
elect Fillmore I am satisfied ; I for • one will
not assist, nor do I think there are many Ante.
deans in Huntingdon co. who will. Do polit•
ical demagogues and would•he party leade ra
suppose they can make the hardy yeomanry
of the country believe they are acting justly in
supporting such nominations? I tell them they
are mistaken, &c.
That's the truth ; the "bone and sinew" of
the country are not to be caught by the gull.
traps of Southern uigger•drivera and their allies
Northern dough•facee. The people are soy.
ereign anti not the broken•down party hacks.
How We stood with the People.
“We are proud of nur patrons, who toe
the-mark without a whisper from us; 'case
why. they're se wind eggs."--Aernal.
The little "American" newspaper quotes the
shave from us, and then adds :
"That's so. The patrons of the Journal are
we believe, paying up pretty well. Quite!, large
number are paying oil, and stopiting the paper
altogether; and from what we know of the gen.
t emelt who are tired of the Journal and quit.
ting it, we fully concur with its editors, that
they are "sound eggs."
We seldom boast, but we believe sincerely
that the "Huntingdon Journal" never was in
mire flourishing circumstances. We will make
our "American" neighbor this offer, that the
Journal and American publish the names of all
new subscribers and all who discontinue, every
month. The one who shall bays the greatest
number discontinue, shall forfeit fifty dollars,
and the ono who shall obtain the, least num•
ber of new subscribers shall forfeit fifty dollars.
The money to go to the winner.
We will begin with April.
No. of persons who discontinued the .Tonrnal,
from April lot, 1856, to May Ist, 1856.
Dar A. W. RENEDICT. HMI6IIOOII.
No. of N.to Sql,teribers to pieJourtaa! from
April Ist, 1855, to May Ist, IBA.'
SAMUEL T. BROWN. Esq.. Huntingdon.
Col. ANDREW JOHNSTON, . do.
ALBERT OWEN, Esq. do.
JOHN M. OUNNINGRAM. Esq., do.
NELSON TATE McMayers Fort.
LORENZO TA I E, do.
WM. MOUNTAIN, Ironton, Lawrenc co., O.
GEO. JONES, do. do.
PETER H. BARK STRESSER, Chicago,
WM. BORING. Mill Creok.
A. W. SIVOOPE. Mapleton,
Major SAM. CALDWELL, Shade Gap.
S. M. PETTINGILL, New York.
JAS. F. SHOOP, Waterloo, Juniata Co.
ARC HIB-ALD REESE, Altoona, Blair co.
DANIEL EBS, Monroe Furnace,
ABRAHAM TAYLOR, Cassville.
THOS. DEAN, Jr., Penn township.
WM. HOFFMAN, Office List.
Rev. W. H. WOODS, Shade Clap.
GEORGE A. HEATON, Dwight, Livingston
PETERSBURG, May 10, 1856
Dear Sam :—On yesterday, a son of Peter
Vaudevander, foreman on the Y. R. R. at this
place, met with a rascality that is sickening to
narrate. It appears that the lad, about thirteen
years of age, was set to "watch' at Shoeman's
Bridge, and it is supposed, became sleepy, and
laid down with his head on the rail, for the
purpose of hearing the train, if he should fall
asleep, as it appears he had dune before, hut
not wakening from his frightful position, the
dawn train ut three o'clock, it is supposed
struck hint, severing the head from the body.
The head was found with his "signalllag, ,
where I presume the lad was lying when struck,
considerably mutilated—the brains were strew.
ed along the rail, and the body was carried al•
most across and dropped between the ties. Dr.
J. W. Luse, of Petersburg, was called upon,
who sewed the mutilated and shapeless body
trtir . t!trel t tihw=iltcwred in the Petersburg
tress of the parent, and the deep sympathy ot
condoling friends and neighbu..
Two little boys neither of them ten yearn of
are, started on a pedestrian tour last week
without the consent of their parents and got
as tetras Shippensburg before their whereabouts
WWI ascertained. Their destination, they said,
was the I?ed Sod. They were two tins on
their travels, and slept one night while the rain
wan pouring and falling in torrents under the
shelter of a hollow log; The embryo Bayard
Taylors had probably been filled with the spit..
it of adventure by the exeitng narratives in
their story books.—Curlale Herald.
WiscoNsus REPUBLICAN .STATE CONVENTION.
—A. State Convention of the Republicans of
Wisconsin, is called to Inca at Madison on the
4th June next, for the purpose of appointing
delegates to the National Convent'on and to ef
lbet a thorough reorganization of the Republi•
MISS:nal. —Hon. Thomas H. Benton hes
been nominated by the Benton Democracy fur
the °dice of Governor, while the Atchlauta
mut:rats, who oppuao him, halm nutniamted
stew Polk. Hubert C. Ewing is the American
TRH BREAK.—Through the energy of our
excellent supervisor Major Leet, the break at
Piper's dam has been almost repaired. The
Major is a go•nhend business man, acid a per.
There has Leen more inquiry for Flour fur
shipment, and the market is firm. Sales of
2600 barrels, standard sod fair brands at $6
per barrel, and lOU barrels fancy ( . 11edstone,')
at $S 75. There has been rather more doing
in Wheat, but at a further slight commission
in prices. Saks of 2.100 bushels prime Peon.
sylvania, Western and Southern red at $1,45a
1,0 per bushel, and 2600 bushels fair and
good white at $1,37ia1,55 afloat and in store,
ohietlY Western at the latter quotations. Rye
is unchanged—small sales at 72a73 cents.—
'I he receipts of Corn have fallout oft, and there
is a moderate inquiry—sales of .1000 bushels
yellow at 54 cents afloat, and 2000 bushels
damaged, in store at 30a45 cents a a sale of
white at 51 cents. Oats meet a limited inqui•
11-1200 bushels Maryland sold at 33 cents
per bushel, and a lot of Delaware a 34 Ms.
LATEST ARIIIVAL OF
BROAfI TOP DEPOT.
C N a
I .. G ,, 1 1 1 .. A ., 111 d Sc a y k ho' f
r v i e j
n g received suin wer
Goode, consisting of
Dry Goods, Hard-ware. Groceries,
fiats, boots and shoes.
Crockery-ware, stone and earthen
Tin-ware, Cane Fishing-rods.
Ready Blade Clothing always on hand,
and in short everything that is usually kept in a
BA CO.V. SALT, 1 , 1.211 AND PLASTER,
kept constantly for &IL
Cull and examine our Good. and judge for
All kinds of country produce taken in ex
change fur Goode at the highest market prices.
The highest market oleos paid for all kind.
Prompt attention paid to storing and forward
ing all kinds of merchandise, produce, &c.
Huntingdon, May, It, 1986.
OUR BOOK TABLE,
LESLIEti CIAZETTS 07 FA5111077.--Tho May
No. of this valuable Magazine is on our tablg.
The illustrations of this work are exceedingly
fine, and it gives the latest fashions, ke. Ad•
drone Frank Leslie, N. Y.
PETIMSON'S MACAZINE,—ThiiI papule/
azine hae.already reached ns for Juno. It le
a literary Rent, and we feel satisfied that our
renders will find it just suited to their taste..-
Address T. B. Peterson, Phil. $2, per year.
UNITED STATES MAGAZINE..--WO llave Ea .
ceived this splendid work for May. This mag:
faille is interlarded with interesting -evoiutiona.
ry reminiscences &c. Send for it, only $2,
per year. _ _ _
FARM JOURNAL—for May, has been
ed. The oontents of this number, aro unusu•
ally entertaining. $1 per year. S. Emlen, &
Co., ?bile, publishers.
LINDA; or the young Pilol of the Belle Cr*
ole by Mrs. Lee Bentz; T. B. Peterson, Phila.
Will be ready for sale May 31st. This is one of
Mrs. Hents's most popular works, and like all
her writings, it is intensely interesting. The
story is beautifully and touchingly told; and
the heroine is one of the loveliest creations of
the novelist's pen. The interest is kept up
until the very cud, whets the reader parts from
the characters as ono parts from old friends, or
old encinie,, rather, in many instances—for
darker shades of character necessary to a eto•
ry, were always admirably woven in by Mrs.
Near Alexandria, on the 7th inst., by Rev.
F. A. Rupley, Mr. Jacob Miller Isenberg. of
Spruce Creek, to Miss Susan Wolford, of Por
On the let inst., by James C. Glasgow, Mr.
John Hamilton to Mrs. Susan Poh, all of Clay
At MeAllistersville, on the Gill inst., by Rey.
M. Allison, Dr. B. D. F. Baird, of this county,
to lilies Melinda Wallace, of MeAllistersville.
In Fannettsburg, Franklin eo., on the Id
inst., Rey. Dr. A. A. illcCi inky, nged about 78
At the residence of her son in Shirleysburg,
this county, on the morning of the tat inst.,
Matron Elizabeth Long, aged 82 years, a• pion*
mother iii the Household of Euith.
She was the widow of the late Elder Chris•
thin Long, who died about seven years ago.—
The twain, about CO years ago, migrated into
this settlement when yet almost "a forest a ild,"
and become the first members of the large reli,
gions denomination of German Baptists corn
prisiog the Aughwiek Congregation. Elder
Long shortly after became ordained to the
ministry, in which capacity he labored with
Godly zeal nod ChriAnot 'fervency up to the
mortal restates now
lie side by side in mother earth to moulder into
dust, while their immortal parts have ascended
to spiritual realms of bliss immortal.
The remnins of Mother Long were, en the
Satioday following, interred in the grave yard
'rear the German Meeting Hence. attended by
a large cowitirse of pm*. The titration wan
Hailaldy improved by riiiiisters ',foment from
2nd Timothy, 4th eliap., 7 c ver. M.
WHAT A RUSH!
H 1: is now selling his large and splendid us.
Goods at Cost.
For Gentlemen's wear, consisting of Cloths,
Black and Blue; Black Cassimer, Satinets,
Table Diaper, Kentucky Jeans, Tweeds,
Summer Cloth, Linen Pocket Ilittitkprebiefe
for ladies and gentlemen, Sill, 1 - latidkerehictit,
Satin and Grenadine Vestings, tit.d
Figtirt d Vestings.
A large 1.,t. of Gloves and Hosier fur Judi es
A g,,pti assortment of Silk Good—Black,
front :Ai coots to $1.25 ; Colored, front To cents
• stnMoleskin illfts for $3,76,
.1 largo nick of Hard l re, Queensware and
Ladies , Dress Goods,
Such as Berate De Lanes, De Burge, Alpacas,
Munlins, Cambric and Swiss, spotted and ligur.
cd ; Black Silk Laces, Edgings and Inserting,;
Black Silk and Cotton Nettie and Bobinet,
Silk and Cotton Blonds, and a variety of Goode
of every kind.
A large lot of Summer Wear for men and
SWAB of which will be sold at prices be
yond all competition.
The undersigned Auditor appointed by the
Court of Common Pleas of Huntingdon county
to distribute the proceeds of the Sheriff's sale of
the real estate of Reuben White, amongst those
entitled to receive the same, hereby givecno•
Lice, that he has appointed Tuesday, the 10th
day of June next, at 2 o'clock, P. N., at the
Court House, for the purpose of receiving ad.
ditional testimony and hsaring the parties,
when and where all„persons interested may at
tend if they think proper.
THEO. H. CHEM ER, Auditor.
The subscriber has just finished and hes in
complete Operation. three Lime Kilns, prodes
ring daily a large amount of the beet white
lime burned in the interior of the State..l will
furnish it at any point on the Pennsylvania or
Portage Roads, or at the Kiln, at falr rates.—
All orders will be promptly attended to.
Dum , NaviLte,
Blair Co., Pa.
LOOK AT THIS FIGURE!
At Romait's blonnooth Clothing Store, yeti
Linen Coate for 87 Cents,
Mummer Pants for SI Cents.
!hummer Pests for i 7 Celt%