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Wednesday Morning, Jane 18, 1856.
BAIR. G. WHITTAKER.' EDITORS.
FOR CANAL COMMISSIONER.
THOSEAS Z. COCHRAN,
OF YORE COUNTY.
FOR AUDITOR GENERAL,
OF ARMSTRONG COUNTY.
FOR SURVEYOR GENERAL.
FILLMORE ACCEPTS HIS PRO-SLA
It will be seen by an extract from the
letter of acceptance of Millard Fillmore,
in another column, that he has accepted
the nomination for President of the United
States, tendered to him by the S'otith A m•
ericans. at the Convention in Philadelphia
in February last. Mr Fillmore now stands
befoee the country as a pro-slavery nomi•
nee, and will douhtleasly receive the sup.
port of the South Americans in Pennsylva
nia, as as well as in some other free states,
in which she South Americans are to be
To enable our readers to understand
who the South Americans are, we will ex
plain the meaning of the term : Very soon
after the institution of the order of Amer
icans or •Know Nothings," as they are
commonly cal led, the order or party, for it
was from the beginning a political party.
intended by its founders to control the gov
ernment of the Country—became divided
on the question of slavery. All the Coun
cils or Lodges of the order in the Slave
Stales, without exception, taking a firm
stand In favor of universal supremacy of
slavery and the endless perpetuity of hu
man bondage. The same ground was as
sumed and the same principle fiercely advo
cated by a majority of all the Councils in
the cities of Boston, New York and Phil.
adelphia, But out of the great cities, in
all the free States, the Councils were al
most unanimous against the principle and
practice of slavery, and the buying and
selling of men and women. In all the
general Conventions and Councils of the
Order, the Free States (except the large
cities,) have presented a uniform resistance
to the further advance of slavery, and a
determination to confine it within its pres
ent limits. At the same time wholly ab
staining from all interference with it, in
those States where it at present exists by
the laws of such States. The South A-'
mericans on the contrary, have invariably
contended in all the Councils, that the
slave owners have a right under the Con
stitution to remove to and settle in any part
of the United States, and to take their
slaves with and hold them in their new set
tlements. Especially do they claim the
right of establishing slavery and holding
slaves in the free Territot les of the United
States. Thus we see how it is that the
American Order has become separated in
to the divisions of North Americans and
of South Americana—the former opposing
the latter defending slavery. Millard Fill
more is the ennilidate of the South Ameri
cans, and they universally support him.
In his letter of acceptance, he places him•
self on the Philidelphia Platform the
lith Section of which makes allegiance to
slavery superior to any other allegiance.
The South Americans voted against the
election of Speaker Banks, against inqui
ry into the murders, robberies, and house
burnings in Kansas ; and against the pun
i,hin,ut of Brooks, who attempted to no
Some South Americans are to be round
in nearly all the towns of Pennsylvania.
We have some here in Huntingdon. No
true North American can or will support
HUSSEY & WELLS.
We invite attention to the ;ard of our
Pittsburg friends. Messrs Hussey & Wells
Pork Packers, No 825 Liberty street, Corn. ,
mercial Row. Pittsburg Pa. This estab
lishment is the very best in Pittsburg, and
the proprietors are gentlemen of responsi
bility. We recommend them to the favor
able notice of our merchants and others
who wish to procure the very best articles
in their line. We speak from what we
ourselves have tested, and we earnestly
urge all to call upon the well established
firm of Hussey & Wells.
XABTIAL LAW IN KANSAS.
The government at Washington has pla
ced Kansas under martial law, and has or
dered an additional regiment of soldiers in
to the Territory, for the purpose of corn
pelling the Free State Men who are set
tiers there to submit to the bloody code of
laws enacted by the bogus Legislature of
Missouri ruffians ; which laws punish
%site death, all who may attempt to prevent
the establishment of slavery in Kansas.
When shell these things hare an end
LET THERE BE HARMONY.
We are happy to perceive that the
fr.ends of freedom in Kansas, are ever) -
where uniting and preparing to act in eon•
cert in the coming presidential election,
for the purpose of over-throwing the pres•
ent bloody combinadon or merciless and
unparalleled tyrants, who have obtained
possession of the natiral government, and
whose only object is to establish Slavery
over all the beautiful regions of the West.
For this purpose they have armed the
lawless mobs of Missourians with muskets
or cannon taken from the national armo
ries, to murder the farmers of Kansas, and
slaughter their famtiies ; but being fearful
that the free settlers in Kansas, now that
they have been forcea to defend themselves
against the Missourians, or be extermina
ted, may be able to drive these murderous
thieves back to the r homes , the govern
ment has lately sent and is now sending
large detachments of United States troops,
in addition to the two regiments already
there, who will on their arrival be ordered
to join tho barbarians from Missouri and
the Sou h, to render the work of death
certain amongst the fathers and children
iof Kansas. The bloody days of savage
I war amongst the early frontier settler,: of
Pennsylvania, by the red men, bear no
parallel to the fiendish tear which the goy
' eminent at Washmgton is at this moment
waging against the peaceful frontier settlers
of Kansas. Pierce and his government
have now token this wholesale assassins
, tins of the people of Kans..s, into the r
own hands, and doubtlessly, are deterinim d
to Lave not a soul living in Kansas. who
' will tint take an Guth to supprt slavery ail
the dotninion of the staveocracy. Mortal
law having been established if/ Kansas by
Pierce, the friends of hum •nity in Congress
have besought the President to send Lien
eral Scott to Kansas, to take charge of the
country and the troops; but t h e President
turns adr of ea. to this operation Scott.
a veteran of fifty years' service and of a
hundred battles, but whose sword has ne
ver been slid hed with the blood of an Ante
man citizen, and whose luck has never
been seen by
, an enemy of his country,
will not answer the purpose of Pierce &
Pierce, Douglass, Atchison, Stringfel•
It, and Buchanan, shrunk from the jun•
lice, as much as they humble at the cour.
age of Scott.
SLAVERY FOR KANSAS,
The Missourians, Carolinians, and other
ruffians, who have invaded Kansas with
the intention of expelling the settlers from
the free States, by the aid and assistance
of the President of the United States, have
lately suffered sortie reverses of fortune.—
By the authority of the United States
Courts in Kansas, the judges all holding
their conttnissions under Pierce, the mar
shal of the territory also holding his coin
mission under Pierce, summoned a band
of five hundred Missouri Border and South
Carolina Ruffians, and after, supplying
them with United States muskets, marched
at the head of these five hundred ruffians
to the town of Lawrence, under the false
allegation that he was afraid to go by him
self. The marshal went into the town
with hi. five hundred well armed ruf.
fians and served his process. No one at
tempted to resist him or keep not of his
tray. As soon as he had completed his
services, he told the five hundred armed
ruffians they were disbanded. But among
them was a man called Sheriff Jones, who
claimed to be a Sheriff, under an appoint
ment from the Missouti Letralature, over
which Stringfe.low. the Missourian. had
presided at a place called Shawnee Mis
sion, la 4 year. This Jones at once called
on the armed mob as a posse, and ordered
:hem to demo ish the town of Lawrence,
which oriel' was obeyed, by battering ,
down route of the buildings witli cannons,
and burning others ; some of the inhabi•
tants were murdered by Jones and his five
hundred ruffians. The town was iahabi•
led entirely by people from Pennsylvania
and other free Suites. Junes and his ruf
Sans, fearing the vengeance of the free
State men, prevailed on u band Potowotatne
Indians to juin them. Several actions are
.said to have taken place, since the burning
of Lawrence, in which the ruffians have
constantly been worsted. In one case a
whole company of the realties was cut en
tirely to pieces by the free State men.--
Numerous reinforcements are marching to
the sin of the latter from Illinois. Wisconsin
and lowa, The Locufocos. at the need of
the government of the United States, re
fuse to order General Scott to proceed to
Kansas and take command of the United
States troops there, and drive the ruffian
invaders out of Kansas The object of all
this is, to establish slavery in Kansas by
force of arms of ruffian invaders in the pay
of the United States. Shannon, the Gov
ernor of the Territory, has taken these
bands of armed ruffians into the pay of
the United Suites, as necessary to the per-
sonal safel of himself and others who are
endeavoring to compel the people . of
sas to submit to the pretended code of laws
established by the armed invaders from
Missouri, last year ; in the making of
which pretended lawn, the people of Kan
sas had no concern, nor participation,
The Kansas Troubles.
We find in the Washington Union, of
last week, the following telegraphic de
spatch, which the editor of that paper says
is trom a gentlemen whose statements are
entitled to the confidence of its renders :
ii.Ctsicixalitert Junta 11 —Lett Kansas on
the Bth. Continued fighting, mid the ex
citetnent increasing. About forty mon
had beert killed. Col Sumner, with six
companies of the United states soldiers,
was out trying to rib geese and disarm both
parties. An unsuccessful anent t hod
been made to rescue Robin on Alec it
large number of United States quoits near
the line on Sunday."
seems to be impartial, and the ...a
dorsetnent of the Union renders it worthy
of the attention of those who take the sou
thern side of the question. Here is a state
meat that about forty men had been killed
and there was continued fighting. Letters
from both sides to newspapers in all parts
of the country, go to show that open war
prevails in all parts of the territory The
St. Louis Republican, a violent southern
organ. says that ..all peace and social order
in the territory were at end, and that all
communication with the Interior of the
country is cut off and civil war is raging."
The Free -rate men sere led by two per-
sons, named McManus and Walker, and
wit his the lest five weeks, according to the
correspondent of the Republican, they had
killed twenty three persons.
The same paper adds that numerous
guerilla lands have been organized, arid
have been, since the •21st clay al May,
scouring the whole country, desolating it
with fire and svrord, killing men, driving
families from their buttes, and shooting
down pers.m , upon the highways. Similar
statements have been. continually made by
the correspondents of the northern papers.
the only difference being that they give
the detads, nnines of the parties, etc., and
show that the outrages are committed by
the roe big bands im,orted from Alabama,
Mis=issippi, Georgia Sonth i a'olinit noel
cloiberl with government author
ity so toolidily by Shonnum. whereas the
Republican has suppressed all these beets.
and would Mtn have people believe that
these deeds are co 'tted by the Free
Soder,. The truth of there being civil
war in the territory. tuel'of the perpetration
of these wrongs, is now rendered past
doubt by the concurrent testimony of both
In the same number of the R. publican
from which we Obtain the above i ,forma.
tint), we find a letter troth Westport, giving
an account of the battle, ret.ultinA in the
capture of Pate's guerilla band. tt says
that Pate was a commissioned officer under
Governor Shannon, and we have seen it
stated in other accounts that his band was
a civil posse for the - enforcement of the
laws , Bearing this in mind let the reader
mark thu following paragraph, extracted
from the above mentioned letter :
“W hen the captive party were ordered
to stack their arms, u Wystidot Indian na
med Long. cried out, Wyundtot never
surrender,' and at the some moment
dashed through the party, ander a heavy
fire, and made good his escape gaining
Westport safely lust evening.”
Was that Indian sit vuge one of the e•g•
ular posse Of course he must have
been, and the reader may draw his own
inferences of the legality or peaceable
character of a government which must re•
to brutal savages to enforce its laws.
The great anti slavery speech of I 'harks
Sumner, a Senator of the United 4 tates
front the State of Massachuvetts, delivered
in the Senate, on the murder of the Free
State citizens of KIIIISOR, the burning of
their towns and honoes, and the robbeiy
and stealing of their cattle and other pro
perry, by the barbarians of Nlissonri and
the vagabonds of South Caro Inn. under
the orders of the President of the United
Stales and his offiaers; by whom the inur
derers and robbers were furnished with
arms drawn from the public arsenals, and
belong to the people of the United States,
is for sale at the Al'. Y Tribuue office
For the delivery of this unanswerable
speech, the eloquence of whicl. is only
equalled by its mighty truth, Air. Sumner
was attack..d in the Nanate I lmber, when
sitting alone in his arm chair writing at
his desk, without any of his friends being
near him, by one Brooks, a rice.swituip
bu ly from i-outh Carob., hacked by a
gang of other Locofocus of Pierce, D u
glass and Buchanan ; all slave drivers, who
certainly amende d to assassin ,te him, aced
wits actually beat hires with a club until he
appeared to be dead
his speech is - too long for our paper,
but copies of it can be had, at the late of
five cents per copy or forty copies for title
dollar, at the oilier 01 the N. 1' Tr.bune
We advise every voter to procure a coiry
of Sumner's Speech.
SHANE ON TOII I
One of the most heartless of Locofocn
sheets I mblisned in the count'''. is the l'hil
adelph4t Ledger. In the number of June
iqh. it defends the attenipted ssassinatior
of Senator 'owner. as nec ssary to public
repose. In that of June lUtli, openly jue•
ti ties the estab lament of inertial law in
Karma, to be enforced by the army of the
United States, for the purpose of compel.
ling :he citizens of Kansas to obey that
bloody code of Stringfellow and Atchison,
iyhich we glee on our outside.
. James iltic Minim. of Pennsylvania. is
ihiaiiiitned tor the Prestdency, by an as.
...bly of offi.,..l.lders and ofEce.seekvr,
kumvii 'lB , the Democratic 'onvetrt . on "
I , r. Bucl-mitin began life a "Federalist,"
became afterward a Jackson 1111111 OplIMPd
the admiration •cf Missouri as a slave State,
rebuked Madison for cultivating the for
eign vine, favored the , comprninise Meas.
urea" of 1850, and supports the policy of
the administration with regard to Kansas.
He has never done a memorable deed nor
spoken a helping word. One paper says
of him, that sate mediocrity is his char.
ache," There is a mediocrity that is
''safe'' for its possessor, but' fatal to all high
interest@ confid.d to his keeping. A J w
tilt writer says, that "the wise man for- i
earth the Evil, and hi,teth himself '—ut
thoroughly Jewish observation. Translated ,
into Anglo Seam ! , the maxim would rend
thus: ..The wise man foreseeth the Evil, I
and go,ll4l.rth to meet it." In the Pres..
Mendel chair, Wily 6UPERIORITY Can be
The N. Y. North iinerioan Convention,
This Convent' tn of seceeding Amer'
cans, which has been in session since the
Itlth inst., in the city of New York, had
not up to the latest date come to any posi•
tine stand. A communication was receiv
ed from the (7hairmun of the National Re
publican Committee, inviting the co opera
lion of men of all parties opposed to the
aggressions of slavery. A inotion was
made and carried to refer this to a Commit
' tee of one from each State represented.—
It is reported that the Convention is favor
able to co-operation with the Republicans.
So mote it' be.
Proceedings of the Senate.
WASIIISIITON, June 12.
Mr. 11.. min rove to tisk to be excused (rum
serving as Chairman of the Committee oir
Commerce. He said that fur the nine years
that he had hold a seat in the Senate, he hod
almost been n silent ineintier, and upon the
imbieet that had so mach excited the country
he had scarcely uttered a word. He loves hie
country more than he !Geed any party mote
than any thing that einihrimitate and disturb
its harmony. Althouch he believed that the
repeal 01 the Missouri Compromise was a g reat
moral and Is 1 tient wrong nompialled in the
annuls of the legislation of this country, and
uniopialled iit tint history of almost any comm
try ; still with a desire to promote harmony,
concord and brotherly feeling. he sat quietly !
lambi all the exciting debattl•which led to that
land result and opposed it not by his voice,
hot hy a eunsistent, steady awl uniform vote,
n tl oily in accordance with the instructions of
i tu.. LogiAuturp, passed by an almost unani•
moue vote. lint the thine was done in
tion of the principles of that party with whom
he had always acted, and in violation of the
solemn pledges or the Pie:Meat of the United
States in his inaugural ntessage. Siree how•
ever, that wrong had been endorsed by the
Cincinnati Convention, in its .maitaimation
.d its results, he felt it his duty to declare
that he could no longer maintain party associ
album with any party that insisted sputa such
doctrines, and he could support no man for
president who avowed and recognized those
doctrines; twd whatever power God had en•
'lowed him with. should he used in the coming
contest in opposition to that party.
Mr. Pillmore's acceptance of the Ameri-
W A SIIINUTON, June•l2.
The letter of Mr. Fill accepting the
American nomination, appears in the Anteri.
Organ to day. The letter to a lung one, i
,crapying several columns. In closing he
'Waving the experience of part service in
the administration Of the government, I may
be permitted to refer to that as the exponent
of the future and to say that should the choice
~t• the Convention he sanctioned by the peoplo
I shall, a ith the same scrupulous regard fur'
the rights of every section of the Union, which
then influenced toy conduct, endeavor to, per.
form every duty confided by the constitution
and laws to theFiceetitive. An the proceedings
of 'the Convention have marked a new era in
the wintry by bringing a new political organ.
ization ieto the approaching Presidential mite
vitas, I take occasion to rigillirm my full com
fide.° in the putriutie purposes of that organ.
ization which I regard as apringie7„ out of tS
public necessity forced upon the country to a
lame extent by unfortunate sectional divisious
and the dangerous tendency of those divisions
toward 'ligation. It alone, in my opinion, of
all the political agencies min existing is pos.
aessed of the power to silence this violent and
disastrous ngitatioe, and to restore. harmony
by its cavil examples of moderation .d for.
bearanee. It ban a claim, therefore, in my
judgement, upon every earnest friend of the
integrity of the Union. So extending this par.
ty, both in its present position a future destiny
I freely adopt its great leading principles as
anummeed in the recent declaration of the Na.
tional Council at Philadelphia, holding them
just and liberal to every true interest of the
comitrY. and wisely adapted to the establish. I
mem and -.amen of an enlightened, Nth and
efreetivi Ameriean policy, and in full accord
with the ideas and hopes of the Fathers of the
Republic I expect shortly to sail fur Amer
a, and with the blessings of Divine Provb
denee hope soon to tread my waive soil. My
opportunity of comparing toy own country and
the condition of the people with those of Eu
rope has only served to increase my admit..
tion end love dour blessed land of liberty, and
I shall return to it wilhOU: even a desire to
cross the Atlantic again."
Allegheny County Republican Conven•
PITTeDeKG, June 1.
The Republican County Convention met to.
day thr the palpate of sending delegates to
National State Conventions. The County was
not fully represented. Resolutions were adop•
ted condemning the action of the Administra•
lion with retitle.. to Kansas affairs, &noun.
ring the attack upon Senator Sumner, lye.. and
a number of delegates appointed, hecr,ul of
whom are prominent members of the Know
Nothing party. A resolution for the presents.
Lion of a antis percha cane to Preston C.
Brooks, by a Committee of One, to the utmost
capacity of nerve and bone, and to the last ex.
tent of gotta percha, was tout*applauded, but
wax runt prfrouirti,
The first , vett tel the report embraces the
getterni prnietp!es of the last Convention, and
then pi oeeeds : I
And Wharves, Since the foregoing deelars- see I hey have had roasting ears in Mont.
tine was unifurmlt adopted by our predecessors gomery Alabama.
iti the National Convention, an advent political I p®" The Republican Convention is now in
test, a meeretly organized party, has sprung up, ! „, iI ,
clannine to b• ey elusively American it is pro- ' ""
peritlmt the American Democracyshould clear. I SW Kossuth gives up at last his dream of
ly define in relation thereto, and declare a de. an independent Hungary.
[ermined opposition to ail secret political socie• I war A cow was killed on Monday by the cars,
ties of whatever name. I above town. No person injured.
Resolved, That the foundation of this Union
0! Slates baring been laid in its prosperity and I tor Men are like bugles—the more brass
exinn:Let. furnishes a pre-eminent example of they contain the further you can hear them.
a flee g overnment built upon entire freedom in Dar A storekeeper in lowa advertises long
malt.. r e li g iee ' eeeeeeeree " L • We respect,p itikeved potatoes as "elongated tubers with
persons withent regard to rank, place or birth. • , ,
Nu part); cant justly be deemed national tonsti- scorbu tic optics ."
internally or in accordance with American prin. , Bar Hon. Thomas H. Benton has accepted
ciples, which bases its exclusive organization the nomination for Governor of Missouri, and
upon religious opinion, and accidental birth. will canvass the State.
place. Hence the political crusade of the nine..
iernith century in' the United Slates against Stir A Canadian editor says that they have
Catholic and ettri , ign birth, was neither justified had a terrible winter, but with three tons of
by the past history or future prospects of our hard coal and a pretty wife, he has got through
toiletry nor. was it in union with the spirit of
toleration and enlarged freedom which peeulf• it very comfortably.
oily distinguishes the American system of pop. liar Duncan, the American candidate for
Lieut. Governor of Illinois, declines to run
Resolved, That we reiterate our renewed
energy of purpose and the well considered dec-
against the Republican ticket.
larations of firmer Conventions, upon the sec. jer Mrs. Stowe has another antislavery nov,
tional issue of domestic slavery Concerning the el in hand, with a view of showing how the 'is.
reserved rights of States. (See last Convention
proceeding, numbered one, two, three and 'Ith""" affects poor white peop le.
four. The report then 'proceeds.) And that gar A Monastery is about to be erected in
we more distinctly meet the issue on 'which the Allegheny Cattaraugus county. N. Y., by the
sectional perty subsisting exeltenivelv on the,
slavery agitation nniv Mies, entrfidefiv to the I Franc iscan Monks, who were refused patois.
people of the North and of the South and to the sion tv erect it in Pennsylvania.
Constitution and the Union. Stir An ugly bachelor says that every thing
Resolved, That, claiming fellowship and de-
, should be in character. For instance search
siring co operation with all who regard 'the pre-• '
aerration of that. Union under the Crinatitution ' warrants should be printed on "tracing paper,"
the paramount issue, repudiating all sectional arid wedding notices on "foul's cap."
parties and plat fiirtits concerning slavery, which sirwe publish to-day the platform adopted
seek to embroil States, and invite ten.. and b Ole
armed resistance to the law y
of the Territories, ; ti Democratic Convention. It
whose avowed purpose, if consummated, must smells strongly of Slavery and popery, with
end in civil war mid disunion. a heavy sprinkling of "border ruffianism."
The American democracy recognize nod Seirla New Castle, Pa., Samuel Cannon was
°dont the principles centained in the organic'
laws estribliohing the territories of Kansas fi ned ten dollars for kissing Rebecca Ross it-
Nebraska, embodying t h e only sound and gainst her will. Ott paying the fine and costs
safe solnt inn of the slavery question, upon whi eh Cannon was discharged. We presume he was
great national idea the people of the whole loaded with "grape" at the time of the occur
country can repose its determined conservatism re ,,, e.
—union and noninterference by. Congresa with
slavery in State or Territory, or in the District I toil night.—Tho Philadelphia Times, the
I organ of the American Party in that city, last
• Seemly], That this was the basis of the coin- week hauled down the names of Fillmore and
promise of '5O; confirmed both by the Demo
erotic and Whiz pieties, arid the. National Donelson, mid now advocates a union of all the
Convention, ratified by the people at the elecr elements opposed to the present Administra
tion of '52, and rigliOly applied to the organize • i lion, upon one man for the Presidency.
thin of territories in '54. I liar In the U. S. Senate yesterday, Mr,
Third, That by the uniform application to' Crittenden aubmitted o resolution requesting
this democratie principle in the organizatiou of
territory and in the Admission of new States, the President to send Gen. Scott to Kansas to
with or without slur cry as they mey elect, the take a command of the forces, and made an
equal rights of nll the States , will be preserved °torrent speech in favor of the proposition.—
intnet, the original compacts and the content'. After some debate the resolution was postpom
tion mniirtained inviolate ; the perpetuity and
expansion of the Union insured to its utmost
cepaelty, embracinz in pmero' arid harmony ev
pry future American Stone whirl, may he eon.
stunted or annexed with a Republican form of
Resolved, That we recognize the right of
the people of all the territories. including Kan
sas mid Nebraoke, acting through a legally and
fairly expressed will of the majority of the actual
residents mid when over the number of inliabi•
tants justifies it, to form a constitution, with or
without slavery, and he admitted to the Union l
upon terms of perfect eptality with other
Resolved, Finally, that the condition of the
popular institutions of the old World exhibit
dangerous tendencies to sectional agitatinn,
einnlinied ski] an attempt to enforce civil reli•
glues disatelitiei agniuq,t the rights of acquiring
or enjeying citizenship. In our own land, the
high end sacred ditty devolves with increrwed
respeisibility upon the Demuerntie Party of
thin country as the party of the Union, to up-
hold mid maintain the rights of every State,
and thereby the union of States ; and to sustaiii
and advrince among us constitutional liberty by
centinelog to resist all monopolies. exclusive
legislation for the benefit, of the few. at the ex•
pease of the many ; and by vigilant and cone
stunt adherence to those principles and com
promises of the Constitution, which were broad
and strung enough to embrace and uphold the
Union an it shall lie in foil expansion of the
energies and capacity of this great and progres•
itesolvml, That the questions connected with
the tineign policy of this country, is inferior in
no domestic question. Whatever time may
come, the people of the United States declare
themselves in favor of free seas, progressive
fee, trade tlyoughout the world, and by solemn
manifestations place their moral influence side
by side with their successful example.
Resolved, That our geegraphical and politi
cal position in reference to other States of this
centinent, nn less than the interest of our com•
mace nod the development of our growing
.;quires that we hOld to the sacred prin
ciples involved in the Monroe doctrine ; their
bearing, mid impact admit of no Illiscobstrue•
tion, they should be applied, with unbending
Resolved, That the grandhighway of Nature
as weld as the assent of the States tnoct Mime.
diately in its maintenance, hits been marked
out for tree communication between the Atlan•
tie and Pacific. Ocean.. and cementite. one of
the most important achievements realized by
tine spirit of tire modern times. The uncon
querable energy done people demand that the
result should be secured by timely and sufficient
exertion and control. which we have a right to
elnim it. No priwer on earth shoffid he suffered
to impede or clog its progress. Any interference
with our relations may twit our policy, twat]•
dish our governirient of States within whose do.
minions it lies. We can, under no eireunisten
ces, surrender our preponderauce in the adjust.
mod of all questions arising out of it.
Resolved, That in view of the commanding
interests of the people of the United States,
we cannot hut symputhige with the ethane which
are being made by the people of Central A me•
rica to regenerate that portion of this continent
which covers the passage across the Oceanic
Resolved, That the Democratic Party will
expect of the next administration that every
proper effect wi I be made to insure our ascot
(fancy iu the Gulf of Mexico to maintain the
permenent protection of the grunt outlets taro'
which are emptied into its water' the products
raised ou our sods, and the commodities created
by Om i.,,h.try (dour people, our Westerri val.
toys, and the Union at large.
Sumner and his Massachusetts Friends.
Wssuixorox, Jane 6.
The following despatch was sent this mot ,
'Wi by Mr. Burlingame to Charles Hale, Esq
WASHINGTON, Thursday, June 6,
Charles Hale, Eery., Bolton :—Mr. Sumner
hats just learned of the reeowntenclatiou of
Guy. Gardiner, that the Commonwealth weld
assume the expenses of his illness. He des.
lees me w telegraph at once his hope that the
recummendation will not be pressed. In no
event could he accept the allowance proposed,
and he adds, "Whatever Massachusetts can
t give, let it go to the suffering in Kansas."
NW The ladies of Greensburg, Ind., hare
voted to appoint a committee of one hundred,
selecting of course the prettiest, to visit all the
liquor shops in the town and try by "kindness
and affection to influence sellers to quit the
business." Good bye "toddy I" Farewell
Jam' The Chicago Tribune has a letter from
Lawrence, dated on the 31st ult., which states
that the free State men were in imminent per
il. The Missourians were marshaling forces
again, and the farmers were obliged to organ.
ize companies for their defence against the
XV' The Washington letter-writers say that
the Pierce men at Washington compelled the
ruffian Brooks to stay away from the Cincin•
uati Convention. He was regularly chosen as
a delegate from South Carolina, but Pierce
preferred that ho should not have to drag along
under the weight of such friends.
Availability.—Recent events have shown the•
fallacy of an opinion which for many years the
people have entertained, namely, that the
President of the United States need not be a
man of ability. Every one now sees that had
Franklin Pierce been an able and strong•tnind•
ed man, the country would not have been in its.
present complication of embarrassments and
No Etilhasiasni.—There was a Buchanan
ratification meeting at Wheeling the other
night, bat the Washington Organ, is informed
by a Democrat who was present, on his retnrn
front Cincinnati. there was nn enthusiasm what.
ever. The nomination of Buchanan fall like a
log on It.- stalwart Democracy of the West:,
They uo not like the idea of working for ten
cents a day.
S&"l. l tte heavy rains at Jamaica have wash.
ed up an instrument of tot ture made of iron
hoops with screws, and so constructed as to fit
the largest or smallest person ; attached to it
are manacles for the hands. The inside of the
knee bars and the resting place for the soles of
the feet are studded with spikes. When found
the perfect skeleton of a negress was enclosed
in the instrument.
giO-A despatch from Concord, N. H. Pres
ident Pierces home, says: The effigies of
President Pierce and Preston S. Brooks were
found hanging in front of the State House, ear.
ly this morning, eighty feet from the ground,
on the Pierce and King liberty pole, erected in
1852. The effigy of Col. George, was found
suspended in another part of the city, bearing
the words--“the glorious and godlike adminis
tration of pierce."
Oar° A wealthy citiicn of WoreeSter, Mass.,
bus offered to subscribe $lO,OOO to carry out
any good plan for securing, peaceful occupation
of Kansas by actual settlers. In Bangor, He ,
efforts are making to aid the free State moue
in Kamm. Hon. Chauncey L. Knapp, mem
ber of Congress from Massachusetts, was pre.
limited. a few days since, previous to leaving
Lawell, with a handsome revolver, bearing the
motto. .‘ Free Speech."
Siir The fashion of wearing vegetables up
on the head has been introduced the present
year, and ladies look as though they had been
to market, and were returning with their par.
chase bungiug down the back of their necks.—
The favorite ornaments for bonnets and head
dresses at present aro bunches of fruit, such as
currants, gooseberries, cherries, pears, plums,
oranges. lemons, peaches, apples and quinces.
Most Pomona-like .d tempting do the spring
' bonnets look, with these fruity decorations, and
the normal fondness of the mother of us all,
for apples appear to have hrokett out in the
meet astonishing form
The citizens of Lancaster county, without
regard to pant political differences, who non
opposed to the repeal of the Miesmui Cement),
mien and to the policy of the present National.
Administration, met in County Meeting, on last
Saturday. Thaddeue Stevens, F. Scott WOO4ll
and Samuel Shoch were appointed delegates to
the Philadelphia convention. Ou motion it
Resolved, that it bo moommended to oat
delegates to the State and National convention
to use their earneetefforts to unite all the o_ppci
netits of the extension of slavery, of the Kan ;
sas outrage., and of the despotism which els :
very is exercising over Preetnen, into one party,
and upon one net of candidates, State and Na•
The following resolution was also adopted:
Resolved, That a committee of nine be ao
painted to confer with the onntnittees of oth,-
er parties who may be opposed to the slavery
and foreign party, with the view of forming a
United AmeriCan Republicnn Party to sup
port a united ticket for State and County offi
cers; and that said committee have power to
organize the county.
Further News from Kansas.
Sr. Louie, June 12.
The latest news from Kansas states that
Marshal Donaldson is still alive. Col. Sumner
with the United States troops , is disrer,irg
all the armed bands of both parties, and
prospect of peace prevails.
The St. Louis' Democrat has a letter from
Lawrence, dated the 6th inst.
Mr. Upton, the Sergent•nt-arms of the hives.
tigating Committee, had been taken prisoner
by Buford's men and detained fora day.
Whitefield's command of 300 men near
Prairie City, had been ordered to disperse by
Col. Sumner. They did so, but reformed, an,:
a strong company of U. S. troops were enact •
ing them and preparing to intercept their move
The Independence correspondent of the Re
publican says that the Missourians will not en •
dure the presence of the Inrestignthig Com•
mittee Much longer, and that their forbearance
has almost ceased to be a virtue.
FLora is dull to day, and only about 600
bids. bare been disposed •it fig standard
brands, and $6,62i per WA for eats: the
house demand is moderate, with sales at stia
11,00 for common and choice brands, and $6,75
and 8,50 per bbl. for extra and fancy family
Flour. Rye Flour is dull, and 'nominally hold
at $3.50 'per libl. Corn Meal is not so plenty
and holders are firmer, with sales of 200 bbl.
Country Meal at $2,50 per bbl. Wheat is not
so plenty to day, nod prime lots are in better
demand; sales reaching 6000a7000 bushels
mostly prime Reds, at 145 emits.
On Tuesday the 10th inst., by Rev. J. W.
Haughswont, Mr. Cnrmon T. Greene to Miss
Mary A. Livingston, all of Harm() tp., Hunt. co.
AD IN ISTAIATOWS NOTICE.
T ETTRPS of Administration have been gran.
1.1 ted t., me upon the estate of Robert Gra
ham, ha of Dublin tmv.lah ip, deed. All per
eons indebted to him will make paymer,t, and
those having claims present them to
JOHN APPLEBY, Ado,'r.
Dublin Tp., Juno 18, 'LG.—tit.•
. BARGAINS I BARGAINS !
THE 6 nods in Col. (IwlN's Store are selling
out I. retail at cool, and they will be Bola
below Con and upon time to any one who will
boy the whole stock or n large part of it.
JOHN SCOTT, Assignee.
PERSONS Lying accounts against Thomas
Todhutiter %%I'l . please present. hem to Jae.
Cree, near Burnt t'abinc
DEPAHTMUNT OF COMMON SCHOOLS
llAiclusnuttu, Muy 10, 185 G,
To School Directors:
Decision No. H, on page 5G of the Pamphlet
copy of the "School Law and Decisions," doe,
not correspond with the general practice over
the State, and is also found to be erroneous to
some extent as a 'natter of law, inasmuch as it
improperly exempts "trades, occupations aid
professions," of a less value than Iwo hood: rd
Allard, from taxatien for School purposes. It
was so regulated to correspond with the State
tax on occupations, but the 25th mid 35th ii
lions of the School Law adjust the School tax
to the Omni?, as well as State tax ; and as uc•
impatiens under two hundred dollars are not
exempt from taxation for County purposes, it
follows as a necessary consequence that they
are liable to taxation for School purposes. The
variour acts of Assembly, with regardsto Coen.
ty tax are cx,/edingly obscureand nnintelli i•
ble with regard to the manner of assessing the
tax on occupations; but the soundest role of
practice to be gathered from them will he for
Directors to assess "occupations" for School
purposes at such rate per cent., Ad the 'mess,
ties of the District may require, not exceeding
thirteen mills on the dollar, except where the
tax at the rate thus fixed would not atnount to
filly cents, in which ease it should be fixed ist
that specific sum, according to the proviso to
the 10th section of the School law.
Where the duplicato Mt.:already been trade
out, Directors recall and amend it accordk
the instructions contained in this circular.
other tax decisions in the Patnphlet copy of
the S hoot Law conform to the acts of AB5Oll,
bty and decisions of the courts, and are to be
received as authority by Directors.
H. C. HICKOK,
R. BAIRD, U. D.
J. HVDNON, M. D,
DRS.BAIRD & HUDSON,
Having entered into eoTartnership wni be pwa.
and to attend to any business of their profession.
J. 13, IrDEN, M. D. Huntingdon.
C. BOWER, M. D., Newton Wanditon.
J. A. SHADE, M. D., Shade Gap.
J. H. WINTRODE, M. D., Markleeburg.
Jane 4,1856.-4 m.
Something New at Huntingdon,
The celebrated Centre County Iron fot sale
at the following prices :
Four cents per lb for common assorted from
inches square and round up. 44 cents fo
Horse•shue and Spike•rods, including i and
inches square, and 5 cents fur Nall.rods, ut the
cheap store of
crNKINGRAM h MK";