Newspaper Page Text
WILLIAM BREWSTER, EDITORS.
SAM. G. WHITTAKER.
Wednesday Morning, Oet. 1, 1856.
Forever float that standard sheet,
Where breathes the foe but falls before us,
With Freedom's soil beneath our feet,
And Freedom's bannerstrearning o'erusl"
JOHN C. FREMONT,
FOR VICE PRESIDENT,
WM. L. DAYTON,
'Union State Ticket.
701? CANAL COM.VISSIONER.
eMOIMILS M. COCIIRAN,
OF TOOK COUNT,
FOR AUDITOR GENERA!,
FOR SURVEYOR GENERAL.
Union District Ticket.
BONN B. =HE.
A. C. rffluisalli.
Union County Ticket
Sohn S. Wintrode.
Sohn M. Gibboney.
ASSOC lATEJT . DGES,
Son. McWilliams, E. P. Patton.
Henry L. !McCarthy,
DIRECTOR Or THE POOR,
Theodore N. Cremer.
John F. Ramey.
LOOK HERE !
WT. 1.. SPEER, who has been a set•
tier in Kansas, and who knows all a
bout the outrages committed there,
will address the people of Huntingdon, on
Wednesday, the lot of October.
'..) 1. 1
UNITED WE S FA NI)
UNION FOlt THE SAKI , OF ME UNION.
Rally! Rally ! tbr the State
and County Tickets.
The people of Huntingdon County opposed
to the present National Administration, to the
Cincinnati Platform and the election of James
Buchanan, and in tkvor of the UNION STATE
AND COUNTY TICKETS, are invited to
meet at the following times and places, to wit
Scottsville, on Thursday, October 2, at 6 P.M.
Shirleysburg, Friday, " 3 1 do.
Shade Gap, Saturday, " 4 1 do.
Huntingdon, Thursday, " 9 6 do.
TtlcAlavy's Ft., Friday, " 10 1 do.
Spruce Creek, Saturday, " 11 I do.
The signs of the times are propitious ! The
Watch Fires ore burning brightly throughout
the land, and from every quarter of the State
we hear words of encouragement and hope.—
Let the people of Old Huntingdon
RALLY TO THE RESCUE,
And participate in the brilliant victory before us•
Messrs. Benedict, Miles, Blair, Williamson,
Wintrode, Stewart, Prowell and others will ad
41ress the meetings.
Chairman American tinotty Coin.
JOHN 0. MILES,
Chairman Republican County Com,
Fremont Club of Huntingdon.
'lle Club of this borough is now pre
pared to furnish documents and procure
speakers for meetings, for the Clubs in
this County. Address the Cor. Sec. The
following is a list of the officers
President—John Bumbaugh, Sr.
Vice Presidents—Peter Swoope, Hon. Geo.
Recording Sceretary—Sam. G, Whittaker.
Co. responding Secretary—E. H. Miles.
Executive Committee—Wm. P. Orbison, B.
Grafius, John Williamson, John Read, E. H.
Mile., Thomas Pollock.
Don't Forget to be Assessed.
It is important that every voter this
fall be assessed. Remember the law re
spires that all voters be assessed at least
ten days before the election . Saturday
the 4th of October, is the last clay. Let
it not be forgotten either that the assess
ment must be made by the assessor of last
year. An assessment by the officer of
this year will confer no right to vote at
the coming elections. See to be assessed
by the old assessor.
lOW A young man whose name we have
not ascertained, but who lived in the re
gion of Broad Top, and was on a visit to
his sister who lives near this place, was
drowned in the lock ,immediately below
town, on Thursday night last
In a recent number of the Journal, we
noticed the fact, that whilst the whole Bu
chanan party in the fifteen slave-breeding
States, openly proclaim their determination
"to make Kansas a slave State at all haz
ards," their dough-face allies in Pennsyl
vania, alarmed at the spreading fires of
freedom, are beginning to deny their pro
slavery principles, and have the effrontery
to pretend that the election of Buchanan
will make Kansas a free State ! ! We had
prepared an article exposing this second
edition of the well-remembered, shameless
"Tara! swindle," but it was crowded out
of last week's paper. We have since re
ceived the truthful letter of Gov. Reeder,
which so forcibly fastens the dark and
damning infamy of Border Ruffian s 3 mpa
thy and hostility to free soil and free labor,
on the Democratic Party, that we give it
instead of our own less authoritative re
marks and reasonings on the subject. The
honest reader will no doubt sympathise
with the distinguished author in this se
vere conflict between personal interest and
feeling, on the one hand, and a sense of
public duty on the other ; but he cannot
fail to congratulate the country, that in this
cage patriotism has triumphed over sett'
and added another great name and mighty
influence to the cause of "Freedom and the
Every intelligent man knows Gov. Ree
-1 der. No unprejudiced man who knows
him ttad reads this letter, can ever expect
to quiet the upbraidings of conscience if
he has any, if by vote or word he shall aid
the advocates of oppression and wrong,
the foes of free speech, free soil, free le
i bor, to place the candidate of the pro ski
very party, in the presidential chair. We
I say to all men seeking truth on a most vi
tal question, read the letter.
The Religious Bodies in the Field.
We have before stated that the New
York Independent, New England Con
gregationalist, and other religious newspa
pers openly advocate the election of Fre.
tnont. There are signs showing that they
represent very fairly the sentiment of their
denominations. A Methodist conference
I just held at Medina, N. Y , passed reso
lutions without dissent, saying ,4 we view
with intense solicitude and profound alarm
the present position of the slave power,"
that immediate, determined and perceve•
ring efforts in the pulpit, through the press
before the throne of Grace, and the ballot
box, are demanded and shall be put forthi"
and that •the great issue before the nation
in the approaching election is slavery ex.
tension, and we ore called upon to act at
these elections with direct reference to that
issue." A still more unequivocal and de
cided resolution was passed on the 10th
inst., by the Middlesex North Association
of Unitarian ministers, held at Shirley,
Mass. We quote it below
Resolved, That, as Christian ministers, re•
nimobering our responsibility to God and our
fiillow•men, we regard with anxiety and alarm
the present condition of our country, and the
position of the existing administration in rela
tion to the evil of slavery ; that we deeply
sympathize with our brethren in Kansas, ex
posed to the ruffianism of the lawless marnn•
der of Missouri and the cruel despotism of
the general government at Washington , that
we see no hope of redress but in the peaceful
revolution of the ballot box, and we hereby
pledge ourselves to do what in us lies fur the
consummation of such revolution, in the mice•
tion of John C. Fremont to the Presidency of
A Simple Truth for Laboring Men.
If you vote for James Buchanan or Mil.
lard Fillmore, you vote - to deprive yourself
and your children of a just and equitable
return for your labor, of th:i advantages to
be derived from the exhaustless wealth of
our western territories, and the inestimable
privileges of general education. And why?
Because James Buchanan and Millard
Fillmore are the representatives of 356,-
524 slave owners ; because they are pledg
ed to their interests ; and because those in
terests are dependent on the degredation
of nil labor. Mechanics of the North !
Workingmen of the North! Are you rea
dy to make these sacrifices for the aggran
dizement of this miserable minority! Are
you ready to bow your neck: that South
ern task-masters may place their ruthless
feet upon them? If not, reoord your votes
upon the roll of Freedom. Leave to your
children the legacy inherited by you, and
prove your devotion to your country and
the constitution, by voting for the only
true repreentatives of the workingman,
and his interests, Joie: C. FREMONT and
WILLIAM L. DAYTON.
THE COUNTY FAIL
Our attention has been several times
called to the fact that the Managers have
(inadvertently we hope) in some instances
selected three of the five Judges, from one
neighborhood ! This strange oversight is
causing much dissatisfaction, and will, we
Ifear, cause more unless the just cause of
complaint is removed by an equal distri
bution of umpires, allowing no locality
more than one Judge on the came commit
tee. The Judges thus fairly distributed.
are still liable to charges of partiality,—
How will it be if a majority of any coin.
mittee is taken from the saute neighbor.
hood, especially if such neighborhood
should be a prominent competitor in the
articles which and committee is to exam•
tn.. A word to the wise is sufficient.
"Revolutions Never go Backwards."
The recent elections in lowa, Vermont
and more particular the late startling pop
ular earthquake in Maine, are begining to
operate upon the politicians and unsettled
adherents of all parties with telling effect.
It is a trite but true old maxim that "rev
olutions never go backwards." Their
progress is on•vard, still onward, and un•
der our popular institutions they start with
the power of a mighty steam engine, and
move with an accelerated momentum at
We are in the midst of a revolution of
this character—a great, comprehensive,
grand and glorious and popular revolution
and among the most extraordinary of the
many developements which It is working
out from day to day, is the manifesto froin
Hon. Ephraim Marsh, of New Jersey,
President of the Philadelphia Kn nt= Noth
ing Convention of February last, which
put in nomination the unfortunate outside
ticket of Millard Fillmore and Andrew
Jackson Donelson. His reasons for drop
ping Fillmore are simple, decisive, satis
factory and unanswerable. He shows that
. the distinctive issues upon which the so
called American party took the held have
disappeared like dry weeds and brushwood
I before a consuming fire, that the para
mount issue is the new despotic and dis
organizing shape which the Kansas sla.
very policy of the domestic party has as
sumed, and that upon this question there
is no half-way compromise between Fre
mont and Buchanan. [he terrible ques
taitonth—e I t ia o n f sa t
e be b m ay a o de ne a t
, sla o v v e er S ri t d a e te s
all other issues and all other considerations
and the principle involved, striking as it
does,at the foundations of our free
tutions, involves this popular revolution
in behalf of the constitution and the Un•
ion, on the topmost waves of which Fre
mont and Dayton are now so gloriously
riding onward to Washington.
In the very culmination of this magnif
icent popular reaction, from the rising to
setting of the sun, we find such befogged
old fogies as Choate and Winthrop of Mas
sachusetts. Barnard of New York, Pearce
and Pratt of Maryland, Jones of Tennes
see, Benjamin of Louisiana, and other
crippled chickens, deliberately consigning
themselves to a roasting which will make
them tender, hard and tough as might
come out from a common boiling. Here
and there a saving example of these .Vet
erans of 1812' has made the happy die
covery that there is something going on,
and they have indicted vitality enough for
the exigencies of the day to join hands
with the veritable "Young America," who
is carrying all before him, upon the broad
and strong platform of the constitution and
white men's constitutional rights in the
Meantime the inswelling tide for Fre
most, like a tremenclods ground swell
from the broad Atlantic, is driving in, sur
ging and swelling over the shore line with
its heavy breakers, so as to obliterate all
the old landmarks of 'the ancient mariner'
and the latest charts of the const of the
survey. Before these heavy surging
waves the crazy craft of Know Nothing
ism is fast tumbling to pieces, and while
some of the old fogy officers of the junk
are joining Buchanan, the bulk of the
ship's crew are pulling over to Fremont
and the constitution Thus, in Massachu
setts, where two years ago the Know
Nothing movement swept the State like
n whirlwind by more practical, sensible
and constitutional movement for Fremont;
thus in the Great West, Know Nothing
ism has invited away like frost before the
absorbing slavery issue of the crisis; thus,
in Pennsylvania, the friends of Mr. Fill
' more are turning their batteries to the true
point of attack; and thus, in New Jersey
the President—the very head and front
of the Fillmore Nominating Convention
—follows the example of “Live Oak
George" for Fremont, the constitution
and the glorious revolution which the peo
ple have demanded, and which they have
risen to enforce.
For all practical purposes, the Maine
election has thrown Mr. Fillmore out of
the contest, and the remains of the late
numerous, but incongruous, and impotent
Know Nothing organizations are drifting
into the actual merits of the fight. Many
of the deluded leaders of the Fillmore
camp, especially in the South, will doubt
less go over to Buchanan ; but the bulk of
the Know Nothing Northern rank and file,
attracted and stimulated by the general
movement of the Northern masses of in
dependent thinking men, are rallying, and
will continue to rally, to Fremont. The
Maine election as but the prelude to the
grand crash of the cotton democracy in
An Important Aoieslion to the Fremont
Judge Ephraim Marbh, of New Jer
sey, who was President of the National
American Convention that nominated Fill
more and Donelson, has written a letter to
his American colleagues in New Jersey,
declaring his intention to vote for Fremont
and urging them to go and do likewise.—
Thu letter of Judge Marsh is clear and
strong, remarkable for good common sense.
We will endeavor to find room for it in
our columns next week .
Has the North any Rights.
For many months past, the — emigrants
to Kansas from the northern States have
been vainly seeking protection at the hands
of the national government. But the Pres
ident who should be their guardian, sets
his face sternly against them, treats them
as persons hay ing no business in the ter
ritory, permits his officers to persecute
them as "invaders," "rebels," and "trai
tors," for peaceably settling there with
their families, for combining to resist mur
der, robbery, and other outrages which the
officials countenance and aid in, and arro
gantly announces his determination to
crush them. In this emergency the hap
less settlers have appealed to the govern
ment of their respective State for aid. A
petition to the Governor of Missachimetts
is in circulation, asking him to call a spa
cial session of the Legislature to take mea
sures to protect the Messachusetts emi
grants in Kansas. In this emergency the
Boston Post sasy the movement is revolu•
tionary, and quotes from the United States
Constitution the provision forbidding any
State without the consent of Congress to
"keep troops," "enter into any agreement
or compact with any other State," or "en
gage in war unless actually invaded."—
The Washington Union copies this arti
cle front the Post approvingly, and there
is no doubt that, in so doing, it gives us
the actual sentiments of the administration.
,The question thc.i arrises has the North
any rights at all ? This provision of the
constitution is no more applicable to Mas
sachusetts or Wisconsin than to South Car
olina, Missouri or Texas. But while it is
thrown in the teeth of Massachusettss at
the first show of indignant action to insure
protection to her children, Missouri is suf
fered to continue openly to wage the war
ug.iinst Kansas, and against all the coil
grants from the free States, in which she
has been engaged for two years past.—
The arms have been furnished from the
State arsenals, to large bodies of men o
penly for the invasion of Kansas, and the
waging of war against the inhabitants.—
Why has not the Boston Post or Washing.
ton Union quoted the constitutional provis
ion against Missouri? Latterly the State
of 'Texas has passed, in her Legislature
resolutions providing for raising an nrmy
of fifty thousand men, who, under the
name of emigrants, are to go to Kansas
and establish Slavery, by force of arms.—
They provide that they shall be furnished
with arms and regularly organised. Why
is not the constitutional prohibition appli
ed to Texas? Or, are the Southern States
exempt from the penalties of the Consti
tution, while peculiarly and especially en.
titled to all it. privileges. We should sup
pose that to be the belief of the adminis
tration, for while Col, Buford ,vas with
out any opposition allowed to rai-e, arm.
equip, drill, march in military array a re
giment of five hundred Southern Ruffians
to Kansas, for the avowed purpose of con
quering the Free Soile re, the march of
five emigrants from Wisconsin, lowa, 115
nois and other States through Nebraska
into Kansas with their families, wagons,
and goods is officially spoken of by Presi
dent Pierce, Secretary Marcy, Secretary I
Davis, Governor Shannon, Guvenor Wood
eon, etc., as a treasonable invasion. Yet
Pierce, Shannon and Marcy are northern
men by birth, education, and life long res•
At the recent meeting of the Fillmore
branch of the Know Nothing secret order,
in New Yorlc State, Luther Caldwell, a
regularly elected delegate from Council
No. 425 of Shushan, Washington county,
offered a series of resolutions condemning
the Missouri Compromise, and the unjust
and tyranical effort. to introduce slavery in-
to Kansas. The President ruled these res•
olutions out of order, and in no doing, was
sustained by the Convention. Thereup
on Mr. Caldwell, and a number of other
delegates, bolted. The Council lie repre
sented met at Shushan, on the 13th inst.
and resolutions were adopted declaring that
in consequence of this action, the charter
of the Council should bit returned to the
State Council, that all further connection
with the Fillmore party should cease, that
the Council endorsed the nomination of
Fremont ; and in order to use all honors
able exertions to secure his election, the
Council adjourned, and united with the
Republican Fremont Club. 'lle resole.
lions were passed with only two dissen
ting voices. This is going the whole fig
ure. Several other K. N. Councils in
New Yorlc have done likewise.
IMP — We have received a copy of Wells'
United States Form Book. It contains ev.
erything relating to law, and a person
having it need never consult a lawyer.—
Price 'IL Address either J. G. Wells
11 Beekman st. A. Ranney, 195 Broad
way, New York. Rulison, 32 S. Third
st., Phila. H. M. Rulison, 115 Main st.,
Cincinnati. R. Blanchard, 52, La Salle
si. Chicago, 111.
Our friends in the different town
ships by applying to Thomas BALScrt, Esq,
S. W. corner Fifth and Walnut Streets,
Philadelphia, will be furnished with Doc
uments bearing upon the Presidential
struggle, as they racy be needed.
BIGLER'S LIES OVERTHROWN,
While we respect Gov. Bigler as a Limn.
we feel ashamed that he should have made
the ass of himself he did in his famous rail
for the financial history of Col. FREMONT,
The whole mass of distorted accounts and
figures are now being circulated broad
cast throughout the State, under the frank
of "Wm. Bigler, Senate," Honorable war
fare should make Mr. 13IOLER hang his
head in shame. Of the charge we have
Only to say, it is only for political effect,
and is as bellow as certain Senator's heads.
We were not at Washington, and were
not invited to examine Col. FREMONT,S
vouchers in 1847, '4B, and '49, but we of
fer to the candid mind of our readers the
following endorsements of the character of
Col. FREMONT, by the several 'Senators
signed to them. 13t mart and his batch of
lieu, will not bear comparison with the mo
ral force of such endorsers as the follow
"I have acquaintance with the Colonel, and
1 am so favorably impressed as to him, that I
would as readily trust Aim as any other indi
vidual. HIS INTIM:I'VE IS BEYOND SUSPI,,o,"
—John C Calhoun.
"Col. FREMONT is a young officer of great
merit—one who deserves well of his country
for the bravery and ability with which ho dig.
charged his delicate and important duties in
California. Daniel Webster.
"Col. FitEmONT exhibited a combination of
energy, sagacity, promptitude and prudence,
WHICH INDICATES THE HIGHEST CAPACITY FOR
CIVIL AND MILITARY COMMAND. THAT THE
COUNTRY WILL DO JESTICP TO HIS VALUABLE
AND DISTINGUISHED SERVICES, I ENTERTAIN NOT
THE SLIGHTEST notnr."—Senalor Di.r.
"COI. FREMONT, in my opinion, is the MOST
SIEUITIMOUS AMERICAN OF 1115 AGE NOW IN EX
ISTENCE."—SeiIaiOF Atlen, of Ohio.
"I regard Col. FttemoNT as one of the MOST
SUCCESSFUL AMU 11.101 C OFFICERS .01:1t ARMY.
—an army of which any nation might be proud."
—Senator Bask, of Texas.
MESS.. EDITORS.-YOU lost week gave
place to a communication front John Rooter,
which I would suffer to pass in silence did it
contain charges against me as a private intli•
vidual, but it seeks to place me heti,. the
I stockholders of the road which is in my charge,
in a wrong position, and as you permitted his
communication to appear in your colonies 1
ask you to do me the justice to insert this brief
note, to the stockholders ; not to Bowser, for
with him I shall have no controversy. The
statement that be was discharged for partisan
reasons is fiilse. I had sullictent causes tu re
move hint, which is unnecessary to enumerate.
I discharged him without inquiring ns to his
politics or religion, and appointed Ms. Fisher in
his place, of whose politics or religion I know
nothing, nor do I care more than I did about
Bowser's. If the emploces of the road dis
charge their duties upon it, that is all I ask of
them ; their political and religions duties I do
not interfere with. The best evidence of this
is from the fact that I am assailed at one end
of the road as a know nothing arid at the other
as a Roman Catholic; when in reality I have
not the honor of being either one or the other ;
and such charges I make it a rule to live down
without notice, and only notice this, because
through the medium of your paper it may ere•
me wrong impressions on the hands of stuck
holders and others at a distance, whose good 1).
pinions I have no desire to forfeit, and wish
them to hear both sides. Yours, &c.,
We give the above, a place in our role urns,
to deal fairly with all. We have therefore with.
held the communication signed "A Stockho'ri
er," from a gentleman of our acquaintance,
until further orders. Whether the charges be
makes be true or false, we will not decide; but
they conflict very greatly a ith Mr. Boon's state•
A Border Ruffian's Confession.
At a Kansas 'fleeting in Hartford, on Toes•
day last, Seld. C. Williams. who had served
in the campaign with Buford's gang in Kan.
sits, among other things told the following hot•
Mile lulu :
'ln one of the helli,h frays on whit It ire were
sent, we came upon a small party of Mee State
men. They restated our taking away their pro
per.., nod Buford's men left two of them dead
upon the grass I When on were in the Shaw.
nee country we were invited to call nt one of
the Mission Churches by the Chief of the ttibe.
As the doors opened before us, what a t‘i,_;ht
presented itself Three Maminehusetts men
hanging by the neck. For daring to say that
they were for free soil, two had been shot, and
one stabbed to the heart, and they wele here
hung up to strike terror to the people from the
East. Four days after, one of Buford's men
came into the camp holding, upon the point of
a bowie-knife a Fission heart! "Boys," said
he, "see here; here is the heart of a daunted
Abolitionist; he told Inc he was an Abolitionist,
and 1 up with sty rifle sod drapped hint. I
cut his heart out, and it (Lint cold vet; now IT
cut it open and see how it looks inside ; then
I shall fry it and see how the damned thing
WHIM BCCHANA; STANlK—Pres't Pintro,
in a late speech sayie of the nomination or Mr.
"I congratulate you that your choice has lid
len on a man who stands on the IDENTICAL
PLATFORM THAT I OCCUPY, and that
he will take the SAME with the standard low
ered never an inch I"
Douimass in his late New York speech said :
"Buchanan and myself have for several years
hack, ever since I came into public lire, HELD
THE SAME POSITION on the slavery (ies.
tion from beginning to end."
Now hear what itfr: BUCHANAN himself sap
"I have been placed on a PLATFORM
which I HEARTILY APPROVE and I
must equaro my conduct by that platform."
W. B GLE II . -- TheES.Governor is stump.
ing it for Buchanan, cnrryiug with hint his
brother John, as a sort of Sancho Panza to
keep him company. This is rather significant.
Drowning men, 'tis said, will catch at straws—
and the fact that James Buchanan has to build
his hopes of success in Pennsylvania upon the
services and influence of a man who but two
years ago was himself so badly beaten that he
scarcely knew any longer who he was, shows
that his eau se is Ir. a sinking condition. Poor
James I He had better make a heavy invest.
meat in life preservers, for he is evidently in
for a political ducking. Instead of Buck and
Brcck we shall after the election hear of Duck
be - Gen. Houston, in an elequont speech
made in the Senate a few weoks ago, gave ut•
lenience to this truly patriotic sentiment:
''They tell me if Fremont is elected forty
thousand bayonets will bristle about the capi•
tol—that the South, in fact will secede. ,fir.
President I scorn the suggestion. Thorn will
be neither bristling bayonets nor secession. If
Col. Fremont shall be elected by a majority
of tho people to Col. Fremont, as the
Chief Magistrate of their choice, I shall pay
my respectful homage."
Proof Strong and Clear as Holy
Messrs. B1:1,1"STElt & MAKI..
Gentlemen:—Since the recent overwhelm.
ing demonstration of the Republicans have rea
ched the ears and senses of the community ,
many Americans, as well as Democrats, are
Atsggered to know what they shall do in cast
ing their votes for President. The Fillmore
men think it useless io contend for him; his
prospects being hopeless. The Buchaniers say
it will be in very suicidal policy to support ten
cent Jimm y and the Cincinnati platform ; espe
cially if they pretend to advocate liberty of
speech, of action and conscience,
They are generly disposed to fall in and sup
port Fremont; the only difficulty arising is the
way, is his Religion ! This once removed, they
go in for him heart and hand. But it is the
policy of thd opposition to lead the attention
and minds of the community to this point, and
away from the real subject at issue, to n-it ;
Slavery! I—Freedom or Slavery I Can the
Freemen of the Free States forget Kansas and
its bloody munlers 7 Never, never.
"Drowning men will catch at straws," and
it is aim,' and ridiculous to insist before
tin enlightened people, nod appeal to their pre.
judices, that Col. Fremont is a Catholic, with
all the glowing, glaring proofs to the contrary.
Will you have the goodness to publish the
following extract on the subject which one
would suppose sufficient to convince any man
seeking honestly for intormation. And this is
but "a drop in the bucket" to what might be
had if requisite.
We are making headway in this vicinity,
and hope to break boson all the old rolloo fac
tions, and, Plitunix like, raise something new
and pdre from their nslici.
(From the New York Evangelist, See. 19.
NOT FOR PARTY, 111, FoR TRUTH
It is not our business to enter into the strife
of polities. That is not our vocation, nod we
have religiously abstained from such contests.
Nor shall we depart from this line of staict pro
priety. But we are sotnetimes appealed to for
' information as to matters of fact, by readers
who imaging that we have special means of
knowing the truth. In such is case we are
ling to tell what we know—not fou the sake of
port y, but of truth. This we may do without
sacrificing our neutral and independent char.
acter. If we can help to correct sin error, or to
distibuse the public mind of a false impression ,
we are doing a service to right minded men of
nil parties. We do not urge our readers to vote
one way or the other, but we du wish them to
It is well known that one of this candidates
for the Presidency lint been charged with being
a Boman Catholic. To this story we never
gave the slightest importance, considering it as
one of those baldfalsel, insets which were falai
rated for a party purr's.", and whit, h would
drop intu oblivion and be despised ns soon as
it had served its object. But as the origin,
tors of the story cling to it with great pectin a
city, thinking it a very effective weapon to ex
cite odium and prejudice, some good men have
thought it worth while to set the matter a, once
and forever at rest. Clergymen of tt:ie city
have been applied to by members chur
ches, and by letters from abroad, to make per.
001101 inquiry. since the public would have cu
tire confidence ill their statements, knowing
that they were not likely to be deceived them.
selvei, and that they could have no motive to
tub,tate the fact.
Thus appealed to, a 'somber of clergyinon,
thong's very reluctant to do anything which
could bring their nooses before the public in
connection with any political question, called
on Col. Fremont for the purpose of a frank con
versation its regard to his religious profession
nod belief, This they slid, not for their own
personal satisfactims—for not one of them had
it doubt about the matter—but simply that they
might be able to satisfy others by tat Millr4lllee
front his own lips. Among those who went
were Rev. Dr. De Witt, of the Dutch Reform.
Church;ed Professor Remy B. Smith and R.
D. Hitchcock, of the Union Theological Send
nary ; Rey. David B. Coy, Secretary of the
Home Missionary Society, nod one of the edi
tors of this paper. They were received with
great cordiality, and Cul. Fremont responded
very frankly and cheerfully to the it inquiries.
When it was remarked that sonic of our good
people were disturbed oboist his religion, he re.
plied, smiling, that he was glad that his oppo
nents were willing to admit, ut least, that Int
had some religions feeling—lhat he was not
wholly indifferent to Christiamty. One of the
ministers inquired if the account of his early
religious education and of his joining the Epis.
copal church, as given in Biglow's "Life of
Fremont," was correct? Ile replied that it
was; and added, in a few words, that he hnd
been born and educated lathe klpismpal church:
that he had been confirmed as a member of
that church, and had never had a shadow of
thought of leaving it.
When allusion was made to the persistent
assertions that he Was a Catholic, he replied
that he could not imagine how such a story took
its rise, for that, in fact, he had hardly been in
side of a Catholic church more than hull's dos.
en of times in his life, and then upon occasions
of public interests or curiosity.
All this was said very quietly, and with no
apparent desire to, obtrude his religion, or to
make capital out of it, but to state the simple
fact of 1113 religious education and belief. No
one could listen to his frank, yet modest state•
meat, without feeling that it was perfectly in.
genious; and that, with no bigotry towards oily
ors; he was sincerely and unaffectedly attached
to the religion in which he had been edu rated
by a pious mother.
Freedom in Rentuoky.
It may not be generally known that freedom
is making great strides in Kentucky ; but such
seems the fact. We see it stated in the Louis
ville Journal, which advocates Fillmore, that a
Fremont electoral ticket is already before the
people there, and it will receive more than ten
thousand voters. This is a gratifying sign,
and it is an earnest of a better condition of af.
fairs in that State.
Signs of the Times,
The Hon. John M. Botts, a veteran po•
litho. of Virginia, lately delivered a speech at
Richmond, Va., in which he repudiated the
idea that the South would dissolve the 'Union
if Fremont were elected. He denounced un•
ciplivocally the brutal assault upon Mr. Sulu.
nee. The Richmond Enquirer derounces this
speech as "Black Republican,' nod trusts that
Botts may be arrested and prosecuted tinder
the act for the suppression of incendiary lat.
Q&' The agreement between the Slate Con
ventions of the Republicans and Americans, in
Massachusetts, in session on Tuesday, at Woe •
center, was perfect and enthusiastic. The
publicans did not nominate a candidate for
Governor, the idea being that they would su p .
port Gardner. The Americans reciprocated by
nominating Sumner for reelection in the Sen.
ate. The resolutions to that attest, nod ender•
sing the nomination of Fremont and Dayton,
were passed with immense applause. The con
vention was very large, numbering 7mlti dele
gates from nearly three hundred towns.
to A letter published in a paper called the
Fremont Journal, issued at the town of Pre.
moot, Ohio says under date of Hamilton, Sep•
ember 9th m—"l have it from the best of autho
rity, from the High Priests of the Know \oth•
ing Lodges, that every Council in the State
have pledged themselves to vote for the slavery
extension ticket met the State and Presidential
election. Some twenty to thirty thousand co
pies of the Weekly TIII*3 arc serf gratuitously
over this country every week, which ore pail
for by the slavedriving Democracy, charging
Col. Fremont with being a Roman Catholic, me.
Jesuit, &c., hoping thereby to drive votes away
ib—Dr. Writter, n Demueratie member of
the lowa Legislature from Seott (loamy. hai
declared himself for Fremont.
ce,V. On the Stenmer Yentmam Fret. , t
Buehanon 5 ; Fillmore
it r Frank Leslie's N. Y. Journal Li;
the present month is before us It is very
Emsvii.t.u, Sept. 22, 18.1 e.
Nair Journal—Our democratic friends let
their "spirits' get so high at their meeting at
Saulsbnrg, that some of them had to have its
antidote applied, that is administered to Cheep
that cat laurel, (Sweet Milk.) After day. L`r
drumming and tithing, their demonstration wait
what a liNnehman wonid call a magnificatt.
failure. * "
kiy'Our friend Auxer wishes us to state that
his engagements compel hint to leave ourtown
in a few days. As his stay is limited, we ad.
vise those of onr friends wishing correct like.
scenes, to cull immediately. A better upper tt
!lily may never be offered you, as he is conce•
dad by every perFon to be the best ' ,typ•
is: in the Mterior of Pennsylvania ;nn .bat
is still better, his ('bar es are so undercut . - ;:at
('vets uerson can have a picture it Ice
it. Give him a call, this week, upstairs
To the Republican and Independent Vo
ters of Huntingdon County.
At the solicitation of numerous friend,. 1,11.
Republicans and Ainericans, mho feel that the
rights 1111f1 claims of the lower end have been
both disregarded and outraged by the action of
the late American nod Republican County
Committees, in the very unjust distribution rit
the offices, I offer.mysell as an INDEPEND•
ENT CANDIDATE for the office of SIIER•
It F at the ensuing October election, and res
pectfully ask your suffrages foe the same.
Shirleysburg, Sept. 291 h, 165,3.
FEMALE LIBRARY ASS OCT ATIOM
Tm: library will be open er,ry Saturday al
ternoon, at Meloeb, in their room in Om
Court House. Subscription 50 eenta a your..
New hooka hare been added to the former ex
cellent collection:—Cilltillen's woilis, Hugh
Miller's, Mrs. Ellet's the.
13y order of the
Huntingdon, Oct. tat, 183 G.
PItOPZE.TY VOIL SALL
Valuable Furnace property, Grist Mill, Saw
Mill and Farms for male at private sale, in Hun.
tingdon county, Penna. 'I he submerit ers uller
for sale the following property, in Todd town
consisting of about 250(1 acres of land,
situated in 'Trough Creek Valley, on Big trough
Creek, •1011 acres of which is farm land divided
in two farms, handsomely located, under good
fences, and in good state of cultivation, with
a good home and barn on each farm. Tho
other improvements are a Charcoal Blast Fur
nace, put tip in the most substantial manner.
with all the necessary buildings required, a
pair of excellent Bellows, a large number of
Tenant Houses, eullicient stabling for the teams
required, an inexhaustable ore bed of brown
homitide within one mile from the Furnace.
belongs to this property. Wood in abundance
can be got in the neighborhood at very low
rates. The stream of water is never failing
This property is within five miles by public
road from the Huntingdon and Broad Top
Rail Ruud. The other improvements are large
substantially, and handsomely built Stour
Dwelling, a large Frame Stone House, a new
Grist Mill, built of stone, three stories high.
14 by 50 thet, with two overshot water wheels,
11 feet high, four pair Burr mill stones. The
machinery is of the latest and most approved
style, to make both custom and merchant work
The mill stand is net excelled by an , t, the
county. The Saw Mill has also beet: t.hLud
quite recently in the best manner. Also, is
Farm, containing 150 acres of clear land in
good cultivation, situated on the south aids
the Raystown Branch of the Juniata Rivet,
above the mouth of the big Trough Creek.—
The greater part consist of bottom land.—
The improvements are two Log Dwellings and
Log Barn. This property is one mile from the
llnntiugdon and Broad Top Railroad. Alen
another Farm in Hopewell Township, Wood
Cock Valley„ three•fourttte of a mile west of
the Huntingdon and Broad Top Railroad, con
taining about 225 acres of land, in good cal.
tivation, with an extensive Ore hank on sem%
of 1110 Soft and Hard Fossil Ore, the veins
lying near the suffice. The improvements.
are a Log Baru and House, with out•bnildinge.
The above property will be sold in the whole
or eeperate, to suit purchaser.
WILLIAM SCHA LL,
Afldreme HORATIO TREXLER,
October, ht., -1856