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WILLIAM BREWSTER , EDITORS.
Wednesday Morning, March
Not Such an Honor after All.
Jeff. Davis, who scribbles tirades against
the veteran Scott, and shows himself to be
a combination of small talent and pompous
pretension, has gone out of one office int)
another—from the post of Secretary of War
to Chairman of the Military riommittee in
the Senate: A Wash.ngton cotemporary
thinks the selection of the fire-eating Colo
nel for the latter position, a complete vindi
cation for his character, and a rebuke of
the "disgusting and disgraceful warfare
waged upon him by the opposition press."
How, wh3 and wherefore ? The Colonel's
party is dominant in the Senate, and of
eourse they can't afford to repudiate one of
their principal wire-working politicians.
'The people generally, have an opinion of
their own in reference to that correnon.
dance, and the Senate has not the power
to change, it. Another daub of the white.
wash brush will be necessary, and then—
Davis will remain just what he has oeen
a very small fellow.
Kansas a,Slave State.
"Buchanan, Breckinridge and Free Kan
see" says the Telegraph, was the false ral
lying cry of the Locofoco party in the late
contest. The scheme succeeded in secu
ring the vote of Pennsylvania and the eleo•
tion of Buchanan. Its object was to de
ceive the honest anti slavery voters -in the
Locofoco ranks, and in the face of solemn
warning from the Fremont journals, the
people trusted o this promise. The day
of judgment has arrived, even earlier than
we predicted. Mr. Buchanan is President
and now we are startled with the first rum
bling of the storm film Kansas. While
Buchanan is being inaugurated the bogus
Legislature of Kansas; passes a bill over
the veto of Gov. Geary, authorizing the e
lection of delegates to a State Convention
to form a Constitution in next September,
and providing that no one shall vote for
delegates who has not been in the Territo
ry previous to the Ist of .6pril, nest. Now
how does the, ease: stand 2 The obnortous )
laws still exist in full force proscribing the
qualifications of a voter. The return of
Whitfield last fall proves that the Slave
Power, by fraud and force, can carry the
election The Missouri river in not yet
entirely open ; emigration cannot enter the
Territory before the first of APril, km, en
suring the election of delegates favoring
a Constitution with Slavery as its chief fea
ture. In order to make assurance doubly
sure, the act of the-Legislature provides
t hat "the Constitution shall not be submit
ted to the people for their approval, but
alien be at once presented to Congress and
the admission of Kaiias demanded as a
State. The doctrine of "squatter sover
eignty" proclaimed the law of the land in
the Kansas-Nebraska bill ; the Cincinnati
platform and Buchanan's inaugural will
make a Locofoco House, Senate and Presi
dent cry "Amen:" Let thy will be done,
oh ye immaculate saints of Kansas," will
be their response. "Popular Sovereignty"
will then be practically witnessed in all its
beautiful phases, and the credulous voters
of the middle Stites, whose emu; longed to
view the lovely vallies and plains of Kan
sas, will have the choice of an eternal de.
appointment, or being placed on a level
with a servile race, lorded over and ruled
by the lazy but tyrannical chivalry of the
_ South. Gov. Geary who sees the inevita
ole event, has resigned his office, determin
ed not to witness the perpetration of so hor
via and wicked a crime as dooming that
Paradise to the curse of human Slavery.
Where are the Locofoco politicians who,
before the late election, boasted and pro:u
nited "that Kansas would be a free State?"
They have en awful sin to answer to an
outraged and deceived people. 'The ini
quity will recoil upon the heads of its au
thors, and the overthrow of the cohorts of
Looofocoism will as surely be the result.
There is now no hope left for Kansas; the
fiat has gone forth, and - ehe,is now virtual.
ly chained to the black car of slavery; and
upon President Buchanan, the next Con
gress and the Locofoco party, let the re
sponsibility and treason to promises forever
Not Yet Explained,
Our Representative at Harrisburg, Dr.
John R. Wintrode, has not yet sent us his
explanation relative to the course he has
seen proper to pursue, in aiding indirectly
in electing a Locofoco State Treasurer.—
This silence confirms our suspicions, and
is a warning to our fellowciuzens hereaf
ter to be more careful in the selection of of
ficers. Will Mr. Wintrode enlighten us ?
air We have rece ived from the editors of
that incomparable paper "Porter's Spirit oftbe
Times," a beautiful colored engraving of the
far imed racer "Flora Tem ple;" for "'bit thy
hare our thanks.
'Sale'bf the Paha' Vfoiks
Wo observe that a resolution his; been I '
again offered in our Legislature that the
Committee on Ways and Means should re
port a new bill for the sale of the Main
Line of our Public Works. We do from
our hearts trust that some plan may now be
devised by which we can get permanently
rid of this incubus on our energy and re
sources, and that it may be discussed and
decided this session. Our representatives
could in no manner so perfect their wel
come than by bringing with them the assu
rance that we had at last disposed of our
main line of railroads and canals. As now
managed, they are a disgrace to our State,
and are bringing us perpetually increasing
loss. Whin passed into other bands they
can be made to yield largely, and prove ve
ry profitable to purchasers. The whole
State from Jersey to Ohio, are in favor of
their immediate proposal, If the condi
tions of the sale be made liberal, and the
conduct of the works be untrammeled by
burdensome and old fogy legislation, en
ough bidders and competitors will be found
to push them off nt a fair price. To the
Central Pennsylvania road thay are worth
far more than any price yef offered, and
under the control of that company, they
could be made exceedingly productive and
efficient assistants. The longer the sale is
delayed, the smaller will be the price, and
the more difficult to find a purchaser. They
are doing little or nothing now, and serve
only as a grand sinking fund for the hard
' ly expressed taxes of our people.
We hope, at least, that the representa
tives from this district will be found firmly
and steadfastly united In forcing a sale.—
, When the joyful tidings shall arrive that
they are at length gone out of the posses.
sion of their too careful political guardians,
, hallelujahs will ascend from every nook
and corner of our tax•ridden Common
Kansan and the Administration.
No one can suspect Governor Geary of be
ing so wicked a thing as a)3lack Republican.
But it is sometimes almost as bad to be weak
as wicked ; and so the weakness of Governor
Geary in trusting to the promises of Franklin
Pierce has cost him a deal of trouble. Presi•
dent Pierce gave Governor Geary, on his first
appointment, to understand that he would sus•
tain him with all the power of government; .
and then, just as he had done a hundred times
before, vacillated, forfeited his promises, and
left the unfortunate G r overnor exposed to the
storm which the manifestation of upright in
tentions brought upon him from the pro.sla
very faction in Kansas. We are sore no one
could be more careful to giving offesice to these
pro.s)overy men Ito,' was Governor Ognry.—
The address delivered when he Seat entered
on his duties, and his subsequent speeches
and messages, were very skillfully framed to
bear the. ultra southern construction ; and, as
far as he could, without a violation of all law
and right, he favordd the proslavery party.—
ißut what a return he has met with! Unjust
measures have been passed over his head by
the minority legislature; he has been insul
ted because he refused to sanction the appoint
ment to a responsible office of a notorious
Brawler; and his friend., met in public to ex.
p. ess their sentiments on the treatment cocci,
ed by him. have been fired upon and obliged
to take life in their own defence. It is even
, I said that a number of persons had vowed to
, ! assassinate Governor Geary if his action
• I should prove unfavorable to the Miiiiwurians ;
i ! and, after experiencing a great number of
; I vexations, he is now on Isis way to Washington
; 1 it is reported,' to endeavor to secure that sup
port which he has not yet received from fed
eral authority, and if it be not accorded to him,
to lay down his office.
It is very plain that all the troubles which
we have predicted are assailing the now ad.
ministration. Mr. Buchanan, like Governor
Geary, will find that lie has got a hard master
to serve in the southern Democracy, and that
it is impossible to come up to its requisitions
but by sacrificing justice and right. We are
not sorry, however, that, at this early period of
his administration, he is called on to make his
election. He must in this very Kansas busi•
nem indicate the course he intends to pursue,
and the whole country will then know what it
has to expect from him. It is understood that
Gov. Geary will resign his office, unless Judge
Lecompto is reasoned from the bench, and
measures are taken to prevent the minority
legislature riding rough shod over the rights
and liberties of the citizens of Kansas. On
the other hand, the "representative men" of
the South have taken the alarm, and are ready
to organize an opposition to Mr. Buchanan
at the first indication of any departure from
the policy of the administration of Mr. Pierce.
It is a littleditficult to understand what these
representative men are ; or, at all events, to
find out what they represent beside their own
hair-brand fancies and capricious humors.—
Certain it is, they by no means represent the
predor§inant feeling, or the views of a majori•
ty of the Southern people. But notwith
standing thin, they are very active and noisy,
and so attract a share of attention dispropor•,
tionate to their real influence.
It is evident enough that there is a strong
tendency towards a split in the Democratic
ranks, which even the well known cohesive
power of the public plunder will hardly be able
to prevent. Above the clamor of the office
seekers that besiege the Presidential door, is
heard the muttering thunder of Kansas; and
how to avert the threatened storm from that
quarter is at present the great subject of dig.
qdletudc with the President and his advisers,
and the great source of danger to the Demur.
racy. Such presses as the Charleston Merou•
ry and New Orleans Delta—speaking for
themselyes, though they claim to speak for
the South—wave:mot from the warm.° ground
they toot in the late uterine; and it is urder•
stood that an organ of the same polities as
these is to be established at Richmond, under
the direction of Mr. Pryor, late one of the ed.
itors of the Richmond Enquirer. The latter
sheet is somewhat in the itfihrest of Governor I
Wise, and is suspected of being a little too
much attached to the Union to meet the
views of the ultra party. Another significant
thing is the peace patched up between Jeffer
son Davis and Mr. Toombs . These two chiefs,
after yearn of alienation, have smoked togeth
er the calamut of peace, and we.presume will`
hereafter meet at the tame council fire, and
go out together on the same war path. Be.
fore the end of his administration Mr. Bach.
soma may find himself the object of some of
iteir warlike expeditions.
The fresh complication in Kansas must have
one good effect ; it must let a little of the light
of truth into those befogged people who, up to
this time could not see that any wrongs had
been perpetrated in that territory by pro-ala•
very men. They would not believe telegraph
ic despatches, reporting the commission of all
sorts of outrages ; nor the letters of correspoe.
dents, recounting them in their minutest details
nor the voluminous reports of a Congressional
committee which took its evidence on the spot.
Civil War, arrests for treason, the emp`oyment
of the regular army for months in the territory,
were trifling matters, and signified no mare
than a little disturbance created by some free
sacra. Gov. Reeder was removed for specu•
lations in the public lands; Gov: Shannon for
incompetency,Aprhaps ; but what shall now
be said of GAginor Geary, that favorite of
his party whose just course was to allay all
disturbances, show up the ft‘lsehoods that had
been published to the world respecting the pro.
slavey men, and quietly make Kattsas,a slave
State? flow are his testimony and present
action to be accounted for on any other ground
than the truth of the charges long made by
the Republicans? One more effect it must
also have—to make the Republican party sleep
watchfully on its arms.
That party only failed to carry the last Pres.
idential election, because tunny northern men
felt confidence in the patriotism, firmness and
wisdom of Mr. Buchanan, and were willing to
give him an opportunity of displaying these
qualities. • Now is the time for their exeteise, if
ever. Now, and, luckily, at the very outset of
his administration, we are able to learn how far
the happy expectations fo , med of him are to
be realized. The action of the new adminis
tration, in the present emergency, will go fur
to determine the complexion of parties for the
next four years, and will have an important
bearing on the great interests of the country.—
N. A. & U. S. Gazette.
Will our "detnooracy"read the telegra
phic dispatOh in relation to Governor Gea•
rye resignation, his trial and dangers, and
the prospect of affairs in Kansas r Who
has raised this mighty storm ? At
whose door lies the sin of murder, arson
and robbery that have ravaged /And yet
thieldilli to desolate that toted soil I The
veriest blockhead may dash in pieces the
most exquisite piece of workmanship, but
iiiitOii; is the careful hand which can re
store the scattered tragments and establish
the original beauty and order of the whole/
We will wait a little and see whether Mr.
Buchanan can bring order out of all this
Western Land Speculations.
Mr. Greeley, of the Y. F. Tribune, is on a
tour to the West, and giving hie opinion on
matters and things. In one of his letters from
lowa, dated lowa City, Feb. 3, 1857, he gives
his views respecting the rage fut speculation,
now going on. They may be of interest to
sonic: of our readers :
"Almost every one here who isn't getting
drone in getting rich, or thinks he is.. The soil
here hue no often doubled in value, that almost
every one who came in more than three years
ago and bought land, now counts himself at
least on the high read to wealth. Many a guar.
ter section which was bought for $2OO since
1850, is now held at $2OO to $2,000 per lot,
said lot containing, perhaps, at. eighth of an
acro. Of course, this is true only of village
and 'embryo city property ; but there is very
molt unfenced, unbroken prairie, which never
had anything done upon it to enhance its value,
now held at s'lo to $3O per acre ; while timber
ed tracts range still higher—and the harvests
usually grown wherever the land has been fair.
ly broken and tilled, seems to justify these pri•
.Still, the picture has its shades. Land spec
ulation, us a consequence of these rapid en
hancements of price, has become an epidemic,
which attacks all and will yet ruin thousands.
The bubble' will be swelled till it bursts. A
crash in Europe or on the seabord—a failure of
crops or any great disaster causing a contrac
tion of credit and a general collection of debts,
may ~ ollapse it nny moment. There is many
an operator, who now counts his wealth by hut,
dreds of thousands, and confidehtly expects soon
to reckon it by millions, who will find himself
bankrupt before ton y6artt roll around, unseen I
am much mistaken.
The more I see of land speculation, where
its ravages are most general, the less I like it.
litre men are eagerly grasping all the land
they can possibly purchase, pitying exorbitant
usury, putting' off needy creditors, living crowd.
ed in wretched hutsdind letting their children
grow up in ignorance, in order that they may
clutch more land. 1 conversed-to.day with a
thrifty sensible farmer, who carpe in sixteen
years ago, when there were not three settlers in
this township, and took up a choice location,
on which ho has lived till a few months ago,
when he was obliged to sell it and remove to
the nearest village, id order to educate his chit.
dren ; monopoly of lands all around him iu part
by non residents having deprived• him of all
school privileges. Another pioneer, who came
on eighteen years ago, and has since acquired
a property worth fifteen or twenty thouiand dol.
tars, said coinpasaiOnately to his pour brother
who had just joined him from New York—"lf
you bad come out when I did, you might by
this time have been as well off as I ant." "Yes,"
replied the other; "but I would notswop estates
with you and have my children no better edu•
cated than yours arc."
Per contra—we may add, that we have re•
cnived two or three papers from the went—trots
lowa, giving assurance that great uppoitunities
for investing money, Inland up., ,;uud security
and assurauee of the rapid rise iu Heal Estate,
&c. We shall not advise. The west his great
inducements for emigration, but acre specula.
tion is another mailer.
Affairs in Kansas—Canse of Gov. Gee
ST. Louis, March 11th.
The st. Louis Democrat publishes a state
ment relative to affairs in Kansas, given by
Otiv. Geary. The cause of the resignation of
Gov. Geary is said to have been rho failure of
President Pierce to fulfil the pledges made at
the time the appointment was conferred, to
support him (Gov. G.) with the power of the
army and militia, and the means 01 the Trees.
ury, if 'necessary ; but instead of receiving this
aid, he has paid $12,000 out of his own pock.
et to meet the expenses of the administration
has been 'refused the aid and support of the
military under the most urgent circumstances,
and thwarted by the Judiciary of the Territory
in every possible manner. The Governor states
that rot less thus fifty men were under oath,
from the day he entered the territory until he
left it, to assassinate him, provided his official
career did not meet their approbation.
The Governor regrets the steps he has been
obliged to take, and feels contident that had
the promised naiisiiince been rendered him, be
could have administered the affairs of the ter
ritory in a manner acceptable to the honest
settlers of both sides. In relation to the out
rages committed by the pro slavery men, he
says one halt has not been told. He pronoun.
ces the murderof 13uffuto by Hays, the most
cold blooded and atrocious affair ever witness.
ed. His version of the Sherto,d affair is rim.
filar to those already published. He sti)a, how
ever, that the account published in the Repub
lican over the signature of "Jones," is it tissue
The Governor complains much of the ob
structions and mutilations of his official cot
respondence. He save the mail bags were
constantly opened, and all objectionable mat.
ter to or 'row him extracted. He thinks the
establishment of a Slavery Constitution in Kan.
ST. Loma, March 18.
Gov Geary's Farewell Address to the peo
ple of Kansas, has been published. Jr gives
a sketch of the Governor's administration, set
ting forth the previous and present condition
of the Territory, recounting difficulties and
embarrassments therein in his way. Ile says
that the great body of the people of the Ter
ritory afe conservative and lawmbiding and
willing to make sacrifice for the sake of peace.
The whole troubles have been occasioned by
ambitious schemers who have no special in
terest in the welfare of the Territory, who nev•
er desired peace nor will they allow it to con
tinue while they have power to prevent it.
Gov. Geary left for the East this morning
Secretary Woodson, remains, as acting Gov
The Railroad Accident—Further,Pan
A despatch from Toronto announces the re
covery of the bodies of sixty of the victims of
the late terrible calamity on the Great Wes
tern railroad. The Hamilton ,Cpeciater, in
describing the affair says:
"One family. were in the cars, consisting of
father, mother and four children. Only one
of the Children escaped. One of the little
girls, about 4 years of age, who was killed,
was brought into the house near the bridge
when we Were there. The poor little creature
was smiling prettily,*she had been sleep.
ing aid dreaming of et things when the
accident occurred, and ad bent: launched into
the long sleep of death before the dreams had
vanished from her mind.
"Just before the train got to thebridge the en-
gine ran off the track, owing, it is supposed, to
more Burrow, founded only ou the observation
of ,some marks ou thi) road for some distance on
the other side ,f the spot where the accident
occurred. TKo immense weight of the engine,
cutting through the timber of the bridge, pro.
duced the effect naturally to he expected. The
whole structure gave way, and, with one fright.
ful crash, the engine, tender, baggage car and
tab first.class passenger care broke through
the severed framework, and leaped headlong
into the yawning abyss below. The engine
and tender crushed at once through the ice.—
The baggage ear, striking the corner of the
tender in the act of falling, was thrown to one
side, and fell some tett yards from the engine.
The first passenger car rushed after, and turn•
bog as it descended, fell 012 its roof, breaking
partly through the ice, and wne crushed to at
oms, while the last car fell 'endways on the ice,
and, strnnge to soy, remained in that position."
The Kansas Emigration.
We have already mentioned that since the
tide of navication has opened a great tide of
Emigraloo.ha net in towards Kansas. The
St. Louis Democrat announces the arrival at
that port of the steamer Alvin Adams, from
the Ohio river, Jmaving oh board nearly six
hundred passetrgers, three fourths of whom
wore Kansas emigrants from the northern
States. ,They wore immediately transferred to
the Missouri packets, and went op to their des.
tmation. A correspondent of the St. Louis
Republican; writing from St. Joseph, Missouri,
under date of Match 3d, says:
"Already lots the spring emigration set in.—
Hundreds are coming, both by lard and water
and thousands of dollars are being invested in
our city. The consequence is n great rise in
our city. Now is the time to make profitable
investments here 88 our population will clout,.
le and property advance one hundred per cent
within the next twelve smooths. NI e must
have more brickthoulders, brick•layers and
carpenters. There aro so many buildings now
under contract that we need a great acmes•
litho to the number of our builder. and work.
men. Kansas is filling up with amazing ra•
pidity. All of the valuable claims within
twenty miles of the river are taken, and are
selling to new comers at rates varying from
8500 to $5,000. In time short period of one
more year all the rich lands in this portion of
the great Missouri Valley will be in cultivation,
and pour untold stores of wealth into your
Treason in Kansas.
The following act has passed both branches
of the Kansas Legislature, and been signed by
Gov. Geary :
AN ACT TO PLINOIII REBELLION.
Be it enacted by the Governor and Legislative
Assembly of Kansas.
Section I, If two or more persons shall corn.
bine, by torce, to usurp the government of this
Territory, or to overturn thaaame, or to inter
fere forcibly with-the administration of the gm ,
erument, or any departmeut thereof, evidenced .
by forcible attempts within the Territory to ac
complish such purpose, the person so offending
shall be deemed guilty of rehelliou, and shall
„suffer death, or confinement and hard labor.
Section 2. If twelve or more persons eball
conspire to levy war against any part of the
people of this Territory they shall be deemed
guilty of rebellion, and, on conviction, shall suf
ter death, or confinement and hard labor.
Section 3. two or more persons shall con.
spire to remove forcibly out of this territory, or
from their habitations, any portion of the pen.
plo of this Territory, evidenced by the taking
arms and assembling to accomplish such pur
pose, shall be deemed guilty of rebellion, and
punished as in the last section specified.
Section 4. Confinement and hard labor as
provided for in this act, shall not exceed twenty
This act to take effeCS and be in force front
and afterits passage.
Zimmerman the Millionaire.
Samuel Zimmerman, who was killed by the
Great Western Railroad accident, watt* native
of Huntingdon county, Petaivlvania, but fur
some time resided at Niagara Fell, owns the
Clifton Honse ' at the time of hie death wan
estimated to be worth at least a million °Nad
ler, Mr. Zimmerman, less than twenty yearn
ago, worked at hit trade, which we believe
was a blacksmith, in the central part of this
State. He, however, pulled tip stake. one
fine morning, turned hue face toward the set•
ting um and his family in Pennsylvania lost
eight of hint entirely.
In the meantime, it younger brother. by fro.
gaily taking care of his earning, was enebled
to start a coach line between Spruce Creek and
Williamsburg, consisting of a four-wheeled se•
hide and two horse, which he drove himself.
Several years ago, a gentleman stopped at
Spruce Creek, and desired to be driven to
Hamburg, bat there being no salter passenger
the proptietor of the aforesaid "line" at iirst
objected. He nevertheless consented, and
1 when the stranger got out he handed him, in
stead-of tire usual fare—three dollars—a three
hundred dollar hill. This began to open Bill's
eyes to the importance of his passenger, and
he soon discovered that he was no other than
his brnther Sam, so disguised in good clothes
thirty mile. ride had not undeceived him.—
Subsequently, the now wealthy banker bought
his pourer brother a farm worth $5OOO in
nine, on which be now resides.—Pittsburp
The ,political changes in the United States
Sennte during the progress of President Pierce's
Administration, have been more numenins than
is commonly appreciated. The following
table will exhibit how great has been the Re.
publican gain ; .
Maine, J. W. Bradbury W. P. Fessenden,
H. Hamlin, H. Hamlin,
N. 11., C. 0. Atherton, J. P. Hale,
N. Norris, James BM, ..
Massa. E. Everett, (W) H. Wilson,
R. 1., C. T. James, J. F. Simmons,
Conn., Isaac Tolley, J. Diann,
Penn, R. Brodhead. S. Cameron,
Mich., Lewis Cass, H. Chandler,
Illinois, J. Shields, 1,. Trumbull,
lowa, A. C. Dodge, J. Harlan,
. _ _.. ..
mad ." f Isaac Walker, C. Durkee.
1 Henry Dodge, JR. Doolittle.
During his Administration but one Democrat
has succeeded one of its opponents. G. E.
Pugh took the place of S. H. Chase, of Ohio
but that State shortly after elected Mr. Chase,
Governor, sent a Republican delegation to the
House of Representatives, and last year cast its
'electoral rote for Fremont.
The New Apportionment Bill.
H ItRISBITRO, March 20.
The following is the apportointnent of the
State into Senatorial and Representative Dis
tricts, recommend by the majority of the Cotn•
mince appointed by the Senate, as reported
this morning. . . . . .
~d' "„ i al ."( ° • f i 7 t l y n en4 t •
o. l;l ' i S e e s i t n e l rit ia n i d
Delaware, — P 11 1 1 ;
Montgomery, 1 ; Bucks; 1; Lehigh and North.
arapttA, 1 6 Schuylkill, 1; Berke, 1 ; Lancas
and Lebanon, 2; Dauphin and Cumber
land, 1 ; York, 1 ; Adams and Franklin, 2;
Betord, Fulton, Blair and Huntingdon, 1;
Somerset, Fayette and Green, 1; Washington
and, Beaver, 1 ; Allegheny, 2; Indiana and
Westmoreland. 1 ; Lawrence Butler and Ve
nnugo, 1 ; Crawford and Lawrence ,
ear; I ; Erie,
Warren and McKean, I ; Armstrong, Cl
re:rev r , a errerdon, Elk, Glatt - mina - and
Cambria, 1 Tioga, Potter. Clinton, and Centre
1; Perry, Juniata, Mifflin, Snyder and Union,
1 , Northumberland, Montour awl Columbia,
1 ; Bradford, Sullivan and Lyeininu; 1 Sue.
quehntina, Wyoming and Wayne, 1 • Lucerne , Carbon; Monroe and Pike, 2. Total, 33,
Marrying her Coachman.
An Irishman named John Dean, has just to•
ken legal proceedings in New York to get
possesSion of his alleged wife, who is a daugh
ter qt . bis employer, John G. Boker, an
sive importer of wine and liquors, in Front
street. The young lady is 22 years old, and
Dean's affidavit alleges that she is shut up hi
' her father's house against her will, and that
he was married on the 4th inst. by Rev. Mr.
Matfield. It appears that Mr. Baker has a
place in-Tarrjt.iwn, nod Dean is his coachman.
During the absence of Mr. B. in the city, at
tending to his business, Dean was in the habit
of• taking the daughter out riding in her fa
ther's carriage, and through this kind of inter.
course, according to Deane story, they became
eramnred of each other, which fact coming to
the ears of Mr. B. he dismissed the eottehmar.
from his service. Dean, through a family ser
vant, found means, however. of communicating
with Mary, the daughter. and being in the city
on the occasion referred to, he Met her by op.
pointment, and they were secretly married as
Opinion of justice McClean in the Dred
WASHINGTON CITY, March 7.
In the United States Supreme Court, this
morning, Justice McClean delivered his views,
arguing that slavery is limited to the range of
states were established by mere municipal law.
If Congress deem slaves or free mimed per.
sons Injurious to the territory, they have the
power to prohibit them from becoming settlers.
The power to acquire terriktry carries with it
the power to govern it. The masters does
not carry with him to the territory the law of
the state from which he moves. Hence the
Missouri Compaytnise is constitutional and
the presumption is in favor of the freedom of
Ilred Scott and his fatuity, who were free un•
der decisions for the 'last twenty eight years.
Justice Curtis dissented from the opinion of
the majority date Court, ne delivered by Chief
Justice Taney, and gave his reasons for dis•
CHARLES SEIFFERT, a German, who was
beateu to death by the Buchanier Ruffians at
'Chicago, because he voted the Republican tick.
et, leaves a wife, and a child two years of ago.
Ho was a poor but industrious man, and his a.
ged parents were dependent upon him. The
Fremont Club held a meeting, passed res
olutions on the subject of this event, raised $5OO
for the relief of the family of deceased, resolved
to attend the funeral in a body, and appointed
a committee to arrange for the obsequies. A
burial lot for the interment of Seiffert, and for
the use of his family, was purchased. Three
other persons, badly injured by the Ruffians,
were still enable, on Thursday, to be about their
business--oue of them was not expected to rd,
cover, and another would be disabled fur some
time. One of the drunken Democrats who took
part in the assault upon the Republicans, on
returning home at night, fell into a well and
COMPLIMMEARY.—Before tho adjournment
of Congress, un motion of Governor Aiken, of
S. C., ttvery complimentary vote was passed 6
Mr. Speaker Banks, for his Able and impartial
conduct in tho Chair. A =i ultras objected.
but the decent men of all parties united in the
vote. As Gov. Aiken was his opponent, and as
it was prophecied that "the election of a 'Black
Republican Speaker would endanger thelL
nion," this-vote is complimentary in the high.
est dogree. No man over left that Chair with
4 higher fame for thy discharge of his duties.
THE CIAMATE or CA LIVOIINIA. —An intelli•
geld correspondent of the Peoria (ill.) Tr.-
script, writing from California under date of 1
January 4, 1857, eloses his latter in the follow•
ing language :
The peculiar charms of thin country for me I
are its magnificent forests and its glorious cll.!
mate; the verdant scenery of the Alleghanies r l
or the Green Mountains, is tame rind' insipid
compared with what daily meets the eye here;
and the climate is so mild, the air so serene, so
pure, so health-giving that it is a positive luau•
ry to breathe it. We have no violent storms,
no rapid changes from hot to cold, no thunder,
(at least not for the last six mouths,) in short,
the climate seems to give a vigor and elmocity
to not only man. bat all the lower animals,
which it never has been my fortune to see else•
Ton NIXT STAT. FALL-The Executive
Conimittee of the Pennsylvania State Agricnl•
tural Society, have fixed upon the 29th and 30th
days of September, and the Ist and 2d days
of October, 1857, as the time for holding the
next Plate Fair. A Committee, of which the
Hon. David Taggart is Chairman, has been
appointed to receive proposals from towns and
cities, whose duty it will be, if necessary, to pro
ceed to such places as they may deem advise..
ble, sad to accept the proposition which they
ehitll think best calculated to promote the in
terests of the Society, and report their action to
the next meeting of the Executive Committee.
OBGANISED.—The congregation attending
the services of the Protestant Episcopal Church
at National Hall, Philadelphia, for some weeks
past, conducted by Rev. Dudley A. Tyng,
have now regularly org anised under the title of
the Chirch of the Covenant, and under the pas
toral charge of the clergyman named. At in
meeting held on Wednesday evening, a vestry.
was elected, and large numbers handed in their
names as members. It is proposed to erect a
thurch in the western part of the city, capable
of comfortably seating about three thousand
A SAD COINCIDENCZ—It is stated that Miss
Mary Mintern, in whose honor Dr. Kane earned
a little river in the Arctic Regions, recently
died in Naples. She was a sister of Robert
Mintnr, Esq., of Now York city. It is a some.
what &twilitr coincidence that while Dr. Kane
was dying at Cuba, Miss Minturn was breathing
her last at Naples. She was takeit down at
Florence with infiuer.za, rind proceeded to Na
ples, where she died.
Pmt. ADELPHIA Avrot;,vmEnrs—Washington
March 20.—The President has made the ful .
lowing nppointments for Philadelphia :—Col.
lector, Col. J. B. Baker; Naval Officer, Chain.'
here M'Kibben; Post Mast r, Gideon Westeott;
Surveyor, John Hamilton, Jr.; Natty Agent,
Wm. Badger; Marshal of the Eastern District,
Increase of the .Navy.—Congress at its last
session• authorized the construction of five .d.
ditional sloops of war, and the force of seamen
to be increased one thousand greater than the
present maximum standard.
Jam' The Bank of Newcastle, Pa., has explo
ded. The Cashier has absconded with fifty
-mmommtv—wwwwm--tir Inn 1111 Tali of tli Imn4,
leaving only four dollars in coin 41 tko vaults
to meet liabilities amounting to $lOO,OOO. He
was deeply involved in various speculations.
SW" The Dallas Clarendon treaty has here
considered and approved by the Cabinet at
Washington, as it passed the Senate.
tar England has ceded the Newfoundland
fisheries to France.
WrWe have received from the agent, who
is now selling the work in this place, a copy f ,
Bishop Mcllvaine's Evidence. of Christiasity.^
It is very highly commended by the Protestant
Clergy of Philadelphia, Hurt isburg, Imicast. r
and Lewistown, and by Rev's. McChan,
Still, and Fletcher, of our borough. It is n
handsome volume of over four hundred pages.
elegantly.bound, and for the purpos4of giving
it an extensive circulation, is sold at tho unu.
sual low price of fifty cents. It should be in
the possession of every family in town, mel we
hope they will purchase a volume.
“WOODLAND CREAM"--A Pomade for beau.
tifying Bair—highly perfumed, superior to
any French article imported, and fur half the
price. For dressing Ladies' Hair it hhs no
equal, giving it a Livia glossy appearati ce.—
It causes Gentlemen a Hair to curl in the most
natural manner. It removes dandrilf, always
giving the Hair the appearance of being fresh
shumpoonexl. Price only fitly cents. None
ggnuine unless awned
FETRIDGE & Co. N. Y. Propiietors of the
"Balm of a Thousand Rowers: ,
for sale by all Druggists.
WORTH KNOWING.—Prof. Wood, whose
advertisement will be found in another column
has discovered a remedy for the gray and bald,
which is at once practicable and cheap.• It re
quires no d}-sing, no wig, nor extraindinag
trouble. There eon be no doubt whatever of
its efficacy.. We have seen testimonials almost
without numker, and from men of great intelli
gence, high standing and moral worth.
Those who have been bald for years are now
1 wearing their own hair, and appear ten years
younger than they did six months ago: AR in
most cases gray hairs and bald heads aro both
premature and unnatural, it is a duty to reme•
df them by the natural and undoubted means
which Prof. Wood has invented, and now kind
ly offers to the afflicted. Read his advertise
ment, try his wonderful remedy, and eve the
Professor a new testimonial.—Memphis Whig.
A RECIPE THAT RARELY EVER FAILS TO CURE
A COLD.—Now, while winter with its burthen
of colds and coughs, is with us, wo think IL re•
medy that will relieve such visitations should be
highly prized, and all who know the worth of
this remedy, will do as we do—prize it doubly.
Take a double dose of Dr. Sanford'. Invigora
tor, and it will give greater relief thanany oth
er medicine we ever tried, for we have rarely to
repeat the dose to be entirely free from cough,
and as soon as the.lungs havetime to throw off
the collected matter, the cure is complete. As
a family medicine, for the cure of Bowel Die
eases, Worms, Derangement of the i fitonnteh
and Liver, we can recommend it knowingly.
EIPLANATION.—The question is often asked
by persons who have purchased the medical
Salt advertisedin our paper, "flow deep should
the quill be dipped into the solution?" Dip as
you would a pen into ink, and a dose is what
remains on the quill.
The quantity required is small, but the vac•
eine dose is smaller—tand the effects of both e•
' Beaton, March, 1857.
The market F.o,i Aiset•led and
drooping, and hoklers anxious to sell. - The
prices range from sti,2s to $7,25. Corn Meal
wanieil at $3,25. Rye Flour scarce at $4.
In Grain there is but little m,ivement.. Red,
is offered at 21,45 and White. wheat at $1,59,
Bye scarce at 82c. Corn dull at 67c. Oats
brink at 47c. Barley going op at 149 c. Cof
fee, Molasses and Sugar scarce.
°WlN—Cum:maAm.—On the evening of
17th tont, in thin borough, by Rev. D. Shoe,
Mr. David Patrick Elwin to Miss Louise Cun
ningham, all of Huntingdon borough.
We received with the above a handsome
for which we return our sincerest thanks to the
lovely bride. May their journey through life
be marked by prosperity, and happiness—and
may they so fulfill their mission, that at the end
their "children may rise op and call them blve
FRECII-40/INSTON.—In Altoona, Blair CO .
on the 11th ultimo, Mr. Geo. W. Freed, former
1; of this place, to Miss Vitginia Johnston, of
NEFF—Mchirtmetc—On the evening of the
24th ult., nt the Logan House, Altoona, by the
Rev. H. Baker, Mr. Benjamin Neff Co Miss Ma.
ry McMurtrie, both of Petersburg, Po.
Canuom—MoCansw.--On the 2d instant, in
Altoona ' Mr. Joseph Ritner Carmon, of this
borough, to Miss M. McCahan of Birmingham,
MCCAHAN.—In this borough,. the 22d inst.
Mr. John MeCaban, aged about 80 years.
'Mr. McCabe?' was pne of the oldest settlers
in this place. He get up the first printing of.
flee ever opened in Huntingdon, and was the
editor and publisher of the Huntingdon Gazette,
the first newspaper ever issned•in the place.
Mr. M. started life a poor hey, but by untir
ing industry, perseverance and economy, be
rapidly accumulated wealth, until he became
one of nor wealthiest citizens. He was well
known almost everywhere in the State, .d re
spected and honored by all. Pence to his ashes
, HUNTINGDON, PA.:
EOn Allegheny Street, between
Pa. R. 11. & 13. T. 11. R. Depots.
WM. B. ZEIGLER,
March 25, 1857.-6 m•
[ESTATE OF GEOR GE BORS7', D.ECT.I
Administrators , Notice.
Notice- is hereby given, that Letters of Ad
ministration on the estate of George Borst, Ws
of Went township, dee'd., have been granted to
the undersigned. All persons indebted to maid
estate, are requested,to make immediate pay
ment and those having claims against the same
will present them duly authenticated for settle
ment, to W. B .10111•IST034, f 1
B. _HARTMAN, )
March 245, ""r 4-
VALUABLE TROPEat - FOR SALE.
Tie undersigned being demons of.rronorlag
to the Wort to her children, offers forlate her•
Lot, situated in Jackson township, Huntingdon
co., Pa., fm the pnbr,c rend leading from Pe•
tersburg, and interseving the toad leading from
Pine Grove, Centre co. to Lewistown. There
arc erected good two story frame
40. House, Kitchen, Smoke House
lOh l 3 and Stable. There is a Well of
' good watec at the door. Also a
young orchard of choice fruit, consisting ofap
ple, peach, plum, and cherry trees. The Lot
contains ten acres; about seven cleared and the
balance in good timber. Persons wanting a
neat home•should call before purchasing el,se•
where. Proposals received until April 20th.--.
For further particulars address,
• RACHEL WILSON.
March 25, 1857.-30 Jiiftsort tp.
The following nauied persons have filed with.
the Clerk of the Court of Quarter Sessions in
and for the county of Huntingdon, their pe•
titions for license W keepjuns or Taverns, and
Eating Houses; and the said pe_titions will be
presented to said Court on Saturday, tho
day of April next, to wit:
INNS OR TAVERNS :
Andrew Johnston, Huntingdon borough.
William B. Zeigler, do.
John S. Miller, do.
Nathaniel Williams, do.
Henry Cornpropst, do.
A ndrew Mobus, do.
loans Hill, Henderson township.
James K. !lampoon, Brady township.
John Montgomery, do.'
Samuel G. Simpson, do.
Henry Helfright, Petersburg borough.
Edwin J. Nett do.
James A. Bell, West township.
George Liindolph, Barree township. •
James Fleming, do.
Robert Stewart, Jackson township.
Samuel Stele, . do. do.
James Edwards, Tod township.
James Dunn, do.
Ezekiel White, do.
John %Tabun, Penn township.
William Templeton, Orbisonia borough.
James Chamberlain, Wnrriorsmark township.
Martha Molinari°, Green Tree, West tp.
Joseph Morrison, Tod township.
Abraham Lewis, Mt. Union, Shirley 'township.
It. F. Hallett, Morris township. ,
Henry Africa, Huntingdon borough.
George Thomas do.
John H. Hotras, Alexandria borough.
Christian Lutz. Shirlovsburg borough.
Rudolph Neff, PetersbUrg borough.
John Donaldson, Union township.
BY virtueof an order of Orphans' Court
the undersigned will expose to public sale
on the premises, late of the egad?. of Thomas
Enyeart, Esq., dec'4l., on Saturday the 28th
day of March, at 10 o'clock, A. M., all that
certain parcel and
Tract o'f Land.
(part of the mansion farm) situate in Penn tp.,
Huntingdon county, adjoining lands of Jacob
and Andrew Grove, and others, containing 61
acres, and 102 perches, nett measure, about , *
acres cleared. The lands aro all the beat river
button on Raystown Branch, und• would suit
any one wanting a small farm. About oni
milo trout station of Huntingdon & Broad Top
TERMRS i—Ono-halfuf the purchase money
to bo paid on confirmation of sale, and the
balance in one year with,' interest, to be secured
the bond and mortgage of purchaser.
JAMES F.. GLASGOW,