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WILLIAM IMEWSTER , i Editor..
SAM. G. WHITTAKER. S
iVedneeday Morning, September 23,1857.
"Once more our glorious banner out
Unto the breeze we throw ;
Beneath its folds with song and shout
We'll charge upon the foe."
OF BRADFORD COUNTY.
EOM CANAL COMMISSIONER,
FOR STJPREMS MOEN,
Or FAYETTE COUNTY.
JOSEPH J. LEWIS,
Or MINSTER COUNTY.
Gen. WM. H. KOONTZ, of Somerset co.
LEVI EVANS, of Tod Township.
TOR REGISTER 6 RECORDNR,
'.:NRY GLAZIER, of Huntingdon.
FRANKLIN 11. LANE, of Brady Tow'p,
Go W. UTTERS, of Franklin township .
FOR DIRECTOR OF TOR POOR,
PERRY MOORE, of Morris township
plum D. STEVEN% of Cass township.
A Political Freebooter.
We have said that for his sake we would fain
leave the public and private character of Sam
uel S. Wharton, to the quiet indignation of our
fellow•citizens. We have no pleasure in pro.
ducing the dark catalogue of his misdeeds, ws
have no inclination to agitate the mind of the
public, we have no desire to injure in any way
this aspirant, but the voice of duty commands,
the interest of society demands, the priceless
honor of our party entreats us to proceed, and
we must obey. When a man will persist ir. thrus
tines himself before the %A - Wit* i grr i f
acter, so as to judge whether with safety they
can trust their interests in his hands. Public
men, we are told, become public property, and
on this ground we claim a license to view the
political and private actions of Mr. Wha, ton,
because ho insists on declaring himself a pub
lic man, and indeed he has become notorious.
No man should dabble in polities whose career
has not, politically, been et.nsistent and honest,
whose private character is not untarnished, sod
who cannot proudly point to the past as a Sec.
ommendation for his future good conduct.—
No man should receive the suffrages of a free
and honest community who is unwilling to have
his private and political character, his actions,
and his antecedents reviewed before the public.
But wo have a still stronger reason to urge in
support of this right. Mr. Wharton has attack
ed the private characters of some of our most
respected citizens, and paraded their private at
fairs in the public prints, because, loving their
party and the interests of decent society, they
have refused to support the presumptuous claitne
of this ingrate and reptile, and have expressed
their preferences for thathonest man and Chris.
tian gentleman, Levi Evans—a gentleman in.
capable of performing a cowardly action, or of
abetting iu any manner iu treading upon civil
law, and whose cheek would blanch and whose
heart would thrill with horror at tho recital of
deeds which have often disgraced humanity.
We have already shown from facts connected
with his public history, why holiest taxpayers
cannot consistently support Samuel S. Wharton
for office. Let us review the ground. After
twenty years of intrigue, through and by the
means of measures which only Samuel Who: ,
ton could adopt, he is elected to the Assembly.
How did his legislative action merit or meet
the views of his constituency ? Let the fact
that he was almost unanimously rejected by
the County Convention which assembled the
next year, answer that question. Not one bill
was presented at that session, that Samuel S.
Wharton did not alike forsake his party and his
friends to support, whenprroci to himself would
arise from such a course. We defy him or hie
friends to deny it. He misrepresented the coon.
ty and has been instrumental in passing bills
which have plundered our citizens out of thou
sands of dollars. Need we refer as proaf of
this, to the bill for the erection of a bridge over
the Juniata river, to accommodate one or two
individuals in this borough, and which has al
ready defrauded and cheated the honest tax.
payers of the county out office thousand dol
lars ! ! Need we refer to his strenuous efforts
to pass a bill which would have ruined the farms
and homesteads of hundreds of our hard-wor.
king citizens, to accommodate the pocket ofone
wealthy individual ? Need we refer to his sol
itary Whig vote in support oftbe Locoloco Ap•
propriation Bill ? Need we refer to the thous
and and one other acts of similar nature. which
have stamped upon his brazen forehead, pot
Croon and ingrate? We but offend your mem
ory, hare working man, in alluding to what is
so well known to you. You know that your in
terests were sacrificed, your rights as American
freemen spit upon, when you petitioned for "a
!Ares! of grievaneev," for the abolishment cr,
enactments which plundered you of your hard.
earned money. You know that our noble old
county, so long free from the dead weights of
debt, has become empty of treasure, and you
know to whom and what you own all this. We
appeal to you as sensible men, whether we may
not expect a worse state of affairs in re electing
S. S. Wharton Has he improved as a politi•
ciao, as a citisen or a man, or does the char
acteristic dishonesty, deception and deceit ran•
kle in his bosom? If so, will not be if elected,
repeat the same offences.
But no sincere man can vote for Mr. Wharton
and remain true to his party and consiatent in
his declaration of hostility to Border Ruffian
Locofocoism. Let us state the facts. In the
year 1853, Col. Samuel S. Wharton was a guer
rilla, and placed himself in the hands of our
enemy, the Locofoco Party, to be used io de
feating a regularly nominated Whig ticket—
every man on which was respectable. He did
at that election vote an open and entire Loco•
foco ticket, and boasted himself as good a La.
cofoco as any man in the county ! Since that
time he has sought, as we shall hereafter show,
a nomination at the hands of the Locofocos of
this county. And did he not three years ago
when Alexander Mullin of Cambria county was
nominated as the American candidate for the
Stale Senate, openly oppose his election ; and
did he not ask a Locofoco nomination, to defeat
Mullin ; and did he not urge his friends to vote
for Cresswell ? All this we know, nor is this
all we know of his political apostacy, or rather
his political charlatanry. Mr, Wharton, if ever
he voted a ticket opposed to Locofocoism, done
it from policy, not from principle. He was a
good party man so long as promotion and profit
loomed up in the distance, but the moment that
disappeare4, he was, in legal parlance, non eat
incentus ! His ninth, is. givtme office or give
me another party; and this accounts for the in.
consistency of the man. Principle with him
is of less importance than money ! Last fall
we find him still tampering with our enemies,
ready to sacrifice the party for political gain,
and depending upon smooth• tongued hypocricy
to aid him in the completion of his schemes.
To follow up his political history, we find him
on the very day the Convention which nornina
ted him assembled, threateningly declaring to
the President of that Convention, that "unless
this here Convention nominates me, I will be
nominated by one to-morrow," meaning by the
Locofoco Convention, which, it will be remem
bered, did actually meet the next day.
With this record against him, showing clear•
ly to the mind of every Twin who is not blinded
by prejudice, that Samuel S. Wharton is in
deed and tact a Locofoco, how we ask, can any
voter who is unwilling to become the dupe of
political scoundrels and corrupt demagogues
and plunderers, and who loves his party, vote
for or in any manner support this unholy aspi
rant What will be the result if we continue
time after time to impose upon our honest vo
ters and do violence to the laws of society in
nominating and electing such creatures ? Is
it reasonable to suppose that our honest
..a..........r0nmer - dbsta power, affb who,
regardless of very consideration of gratitude,
forget them as soon as an election is secured 7
No. We tell you friends there is such a thing
as carrying imposition beyond the powers of
human erdurance. Itilwas this that fired, with
patriotism the breasts of our sires who fought,
and bleed, andifinally triumphed over British
*oppression, and it is in defence of this principle
of opposition to oppression and imposition, that
now fires the breast of every "son of the sires"
and leads him to oppose Samuel S Wharton.
The people have determined to rise in their
majesty, and once and forever stop this unholy
scheming, and show to the world they have
rights which must be respected, that they will
not forever bear the yoke of oppression, and
submit to corruption and fraud.
But no honest man, no Christian gentleman
who respects the laws of society, can support
Mr. Wharton from considerations of character.
It pains us to be compelled to touch on this
point, and fait would the band of charity let
drop the curtain o'er the humiliating spectacle,
this last sad scene in the drama, but it is forced
upon us ; our duty as law-loving citizens de
mands it ; that. duty is imperative, and we can
not however much we might desire, evade it.
Where Justice calls %is cruelty to save.
When deeds which crst in kindred burning lay,
Rise frontless, and insult tlie eye of day ;
When Hymen veils his hallowed fi• cr,
And white robed Chastity with tears retires ;
When plicate faith and public trust are sold,
And traitors barter honesty fur gold,
, we dare expose corruptions, regardless alike of
r the villain's censures or the assassin's dirk.—
, To return to our subject. Mr. Wharton is not
unknown ; wool? to God he was not so will
known in the history of the affairs of our county.
We are guilty of an endorsal of all the mis.
deeds he has ever planned or executed, in elec
ting him to office, with et full knowledge of them
staring an in the face, and should we re endorse
them by a reelection, the fires of wrath of an
outraged God may be kindled. We have no
personal animosity against Wharton, but we
have a respect for society, and a desire to pro.
mote the prosperity of our party. Our opposi
tion to him, therefore, does not arisefromper
sonal or private motives, but is exercised for
the public good. His defeat would in a mean'
are vindicate the honor of our county, and it
would prove that decency and honor have yet
a friend in the voice of our honest citizens.
Aside from this man's political debaucheries,
misdeeds and imperfections, then, we say there
is enough in his private life and dealings to
sever him from the political connexion with
good men. If pity did not restrain on, we
would recite just here an unparalleled catalogue
of errors, unsurpassed in the history ofsny oth
er man who lays claims to respectability. Some
of these are ngt.enknown to yon, citizens of
Huntingdon 4nty, and knowing them, (now
come, like honest men think of it,) can you°.
dome them 7 Can you aid in placing a man
in the position of your lawmaker who has no
respect for the lawn of your Commonwealth ?
Who believes the assassin's dagger and the
coward's bullet to be better arguments than
"law and order?" Yet we can prove this the
eremi f his gentlemen, from facte. Affer try:
ing every scheme his immense intellect could its coffers to buy his vote. Hu is hottest and versatioe it, that church. DL. Evens Lou eon
devise, and using every art his prolific brain patriotic, and will vote right "first, last and all sistent member of the Methodist Church, and
could form to bring us hit° a support of his the time." We therefore eall upon every Amer. unlike his malignant troducer, does net "wear
measures, and failing in all, with churaiteristic jean, every Republican and every honest Deno the livery of Heaven, to oerve the devil in."—
brutality he attempts to force us into his sup oeratt who wishes to keep politics and li.'gitla His r,ligitin dries not teach him to formtke an
port by an appeal to physical force, by threats tion pure, to rally to his support. In dien4 s i offpring, or commit wrong acts. or to drink
of personal violence, and has had the cowardly you will have performed your port towards de u,iliolesonie beverage, orfiews falsehoods, or
insolence to inform us by a,special messenger. !eating those who are seeking to euttry their inthi the ear of decency with firs. I3ut it teom
that, "if we continued in this here thing, there mom by Britter mid Corrupt o,t. It o. hes hits to hive his Coil, Ilk Country and fel
would be a bludy time." These are the simple hi g h time we sh told ~eu to it, tli. , hiw-emu, to be upright in his dealings, COlldid
facts, outrageous as they may appear. And er have tent in his profession.
. . . .
yet, fellow•eitizens, this is the man who asks
your votes, to be your law maker I This is
the man to whom you intuit surrender up your
manhood, and support in violation as we hove
shown, ofyour duty to God, yourselves and your
Look before you Leap.
Fellow-Citisens of Huntingdon county, you
are about exercising our of the highest preugt,
tives known to an American freeman ; a glori.
ous right, purchased by the life-blood of our
heroic forefathers. As men knowing the im•
metope value of this precious privilege we call
upon you to consider the consequences ere
You are about electing a person to represent
you in the legislative halls of your Common•
wealth; to preside over your interests and make
your laws. This office is an important one,
and especially is it so at the present time, as
:natters of importance will come before the
next session of the Legislature which are of
the greatest interest to the people. For years
past, the evidence has been unmistakable, that
bribery and corruption were making way in•
to our Legislative Halls. That bills, monstrous
in their character, found supporters through
the potent and corrupting influence of MOs. I
We are warranted in making this assertion,
from facts which have come under our own
observation. You should therefore be careful
in the exercise of your mighty power to elect
no man to this office who can be purchased for
a price, and who would forsake your interests,
to fill his pockets with money. •
Our main purpose, at this time, is to call at
to the fact that money is now being
need, in this county and over the State, to in.
fluence the people in the selection of their Rep.
resentatives 1 That this is true, no one who is
paying attention to the political movements in
the several counties, can doubt. And why is
this so? We shall answer. The Pennsylvania
Railroad Company wants several important
bills passed by our next Legislature, to obtain
greater power, and a firmer sway over the 1
Consmonivealth, and among then, one to abolish
the three mill lax on articles passing over the
road. The release of this Company from this
tax, would be a surrender of about five millions
of dollars per annum Ly the State, a direct
robbery of the Treasury, and the means of ad
ding more weight to the already over burdenel
shoulders of our tax-payers, in the shape of ad
ditional taxes, There is also a miserable abor•
tion of a company, called the Sunbury S; Erie
Raikette.POßAPs° to l Wili t ilTnie nt:8641M0,T,7r
its road, and its agents ore now busily at work
aiding, by money arid tithe wise, the eleetion or'
such men as will best answer their vi!.• rir.s n.:
These corporations have detertnne, . . .
will succeed if mons will Iteelllll l ,,
'jest. They huve already succeed,,) i
the nominations to suit themes 1, •.
counties, where a large majority ...,
are known to be opposed to the!. :,•. ; ~
achetnes. How was this done? 5,,,,
openly charged by many good :.. •
coming the virtue of the delegate., o; the le ,
plc. Connected with these roads are scion ill
political tricksters, who have seen the Woe.,
money has hod on Legislators, and hove them
selves been using it for years to liccompliA
their vile ends, and they are now attemi.tin,z.
the bold gauze of buying up the members of tit,
next Legislature! This is a question higher
than any mere party question. Every honest.
man is the community should see to it that his
rights are not bartered and sold like common .
merchandise. If the body politic once becomes
so corrupt that a man er a corporation having
money to lavish, can buy the occupiers of one
of the highest political positions in the State,
influencing our State Legislature by these cor•
rapt means, the rights and liberties of our pee•
ple are gone, and we may as well shroud the
boasted "virtue, liberty and independence" of
our nationality, and inscribe on .r banner, as
our national motto,—Corruption and Bribery.
The candidates before the people of this
county, have taken position on these issues.
The Locofoco candidate, Houtz, has refused to
express his sentiments publicly, than virtually
acknowledging himself in favor of the objects
and aims of the Railroad Corporations. Be•
sides he is nominated by the influence of the
agent of these Companies, and is therefore the
supporter of these plundering schemes. Mr.
Wharton, the nominee of another body of men,
stands equally pledged in favor of carrying out
the designs of the two corporations. That his
election would be a triumph for them, cannot
be doubted. Look at the proof. The day the
Convention assembled that nominated him, he
declared to the President of that Convention
that "if this here don't nominate me to day,
I'll be nominated to•morrow,' meaning by the
Laccifocos. Thus proving that he was entirely
sound on the questions for Anderson & Co.—
But we have still more proof. It can be pro.
von beyond a peradventure, that Col. S. S.
Wharton has received from John P. Anderson
or his agent, as a loan, seven thousand dollars,
in sec nal mortgage boucle of the Pennsylvania
Railroad Cowboy, and this we presume is to
be the amount of money expended in treating
the independent freemen. We demand from
our fellow•citizens a careful and unprejudiced
examination of these facts,—for facts they are,
and cannot and dare not be controverted.
"Eternal vigilance," we are told, "is the price
of liberty." Let the people, therefore, be vigi•
lant. Let them see to it, that they are not
tricked into the support of candidates for the
Legislature who would barter away their rights.
With LEVI EVANS, the people of this
Representative district are perfectly safe. The
Raiboad Company has not wane, enough in
Disgraced b% ruidd.iroin the 6111,
Frtteuten, arise, put on your
the icieje,iy 11l your roc., . •
feet the ungodly system a hich i,• I
you in 'a va,sulage vile. I h,• triter,
bind you or, "forged by the tiara or ow tap•
live alone" Believe it, you have but to net,
act energetically, act iininedately end act to
gether. In the mime of all honesty, in the
name of honor, religion mid justice, strike fur
the right. Remember, that whilst yoo Our a
duty to party, you owe a higher and nobler du
ty to God, Justice and Truth. On your nuts',
fellow.citizen, may depend the success or defeat
of principles of Right—your vote may produce
consequences of momentous character.
American Republicans, we appeal to you to
support Mr. Evans. Mr. Wharton hes no
claims on you. He is no American, no Repub.
lican. "He went out /rout us, but he is not of
us." Had there been no other candidates in
the field but lie and Houtz, the consequence
would have been the election of Houtz. We
tell you this in all sincerity ; it is true, and we
ask you to believe it. lEe had nothing person
ally to do with the placing of Mr. Evans on Messes.
our ticket—it was the action of honest dale. I have rend the Jour./ of this weak careful
gates assembled in this borough, who despise I ly through, and think you must have got pout
dander up" rightly this time. Now I love
corruption. We beseech you to examine this spunk of the right kind, and must say that
matter, pause and reflect. Let nothing person- I think yours is perfectly right in this ease.
al enter into it to bias your judgment, or cocci True, they may any that by supporting Mr.
rupt your understanding; think calmly and
Evans we will s od ivide our strength flint Houtz
seriously. Suppose Samuel Wharton is elected crisis
a l m e i r e e o ß so u m t
o w t litt o e
then w t i o i
Y d put
-,-what has the party gained? What have you "evil day off Everybody ithows Sum Whar
rgained? Nothing. 1111% election would meet ton to be a corrupt politician, a man (minus the
with as hearty endorsalkom our enemies as intellect) to make him a respectable Legisla-
Mr. Houtz's. If he is defeated—the party will t t o fro r.B rn am
utsnpfose elect him this fall to kee
Locos. Then whet? We will
be purified, the honor of our county vindicated, have him next fall, of course. And then what?
our glorious banner, now trailing ignobly in Why, for the sake of consistency, we will have
the dust, would flutter proudly in the breeze, to follow the precedent. And what then ? We
he c a n
n ti , m an u
i fe . r , the 7 t e 1 0 1 a r t n a l
ing annoyances of this leec't.
and we would be forever freed front the pester
hcillgshnicll • to 'l else. And th en
Fellow-citizens, has that "still small voice" what ? Let . echo answer. The truth is, if we
of conscience been crushed and silenced in would ever be free from corrupt rulers, we must
your bosoms? If not, let it appear in your etrifce now . Wh yslut ze i '•lie supinely on
voting agai n " cuoningt treachery. hppersicy hope, until o ni a ' r gi t!:t ' etti t ies (eUr',ll;yP)otitc"lainn.otr)
awl crime. have bound us h an d null liat.''
The crisis is itir ',noble, and why mit, meet it
Is Methodism a Crime? now? "Shall we gather strength by irresolu•
Icon and inaction ?" Shall we acquire the
Don't startle, reader, at the bold question. menus,,f resistance (to corruption) by
We ask it merely for information, as there swallowing it this time,
and expecting some
are those who have and are making opposition Thing better the next? No I that would he ri
to the dogmas of the Methodist Church, a 4 „,0. vetting the chains already Ibrge L d.
ification for office I Old Joint Weiley, that sies ssss•
good old man, once said, "no man is acconnta
ble to man for his religious belief, and therefore
no man should be persecuted by his fellow, for
could he arise front the tomb that has so lots;
held his sacred dust, and see a• d lwar opposi•
ti.e, to the taith he pre.t•'l.ol, he believed and
:, , ,
ti.,~ ~ i: ~... i
t, t:,.t • )1 , • !,•.. • I ~•
rho heaveirlioni r
the Filthy arene, • • .
11" e have t•t•o(I el' 111111i4r.,
Chureli being driven from their n Son
t ern !unite, we have read of the, • •. • •
fed, tarred and feat hOrell, bea.en, • • ,
their pulpits. stoned, and even in I v
inhuman toots of ICentucky.
er slave .holding States, for preaching "Chris,
and hint crucified" to the oppressed and isior.
We have rend of their sufferings fur the sake
of God and their faith, in those senti•barharotts
communities, but we confess we were astonish.
ed, amazed, to read an inuendo thrown out in
a newspaper published in a civilized communi•
ty, in this State of Pennsylvania, calculated to
awaken the prejudices of the people against a
candidate for office, because he was a member
of the Methodist church I We are now alluding
as every ono will perceive, wlfo has read the ar
ticle in question, to an article in the last Hun
tingdon American, in which it is asserted, that
the friends of Levi Evans aro electioneering
for him on the grounds of his Methodism ; an
assertion as false as it is treacherous. The wri
ter of that article, knew, when he penned it,
that it was incorrect, and his object in writing
it is too palpable to be misunderstood or lids
apprehended. By declaring Wharton to be a
Presbytenan, and using the name of Mr. Evans
in the connection he does, he hoped to make
capital for Mr. Wharton. by appealing to relig.
loos prejudice. But the object is too palpable,
the scheme too flimsy, and the consequence
will be a terrible rebound of public feeling am.
ong men of all religious denominations, Pres
byterians as well as Methodists, that will bury
these dastardly plotters forever, beneath the
stern displeasure and indignation of an outra
We do detest this abominable practice of
dragging religion into politics. It is wrong in
every particular, and should meet the (limy
, proval of every good citizen. But where it is
forced upon us, we can not and will not skulk
it. If Mr. Evan. in a Aletlindist—w his tallier
and giandlitther, his great grandfather, his re
lations and kindred fur generations buck, were
Methodic% if his brother 'and his uncle at the
present time are Methodist ministers, does flint
disqualify him for office ? Are men to be pre
scribed because they are not Presbyterians, or
Lutherans, or Baptista, and because May are
MeihudietaP Let the people answer. if this
is to be the issue, let the plotters beware.
Let Un judge a man not from the particular
church he may belong to, but from a consiguut
Chrirtßin profemlun and upright "walk and con-
If these man built to make political capital
itt of the raet that Levi Evans iv a Mcgtodi,vt,
:her will he wolully mistaken. That doctrine,
truth, proclaimed by old Wesley,
and other shining lights, is too deeply embeded
in the affections nod enshrined in tha hearts of
too many of uld Huntingdon County's best cit
izens, to become unpopular through the silly
ravings of a piratical sheet or au addle-pated
What do the good citizens of the county
think of this menstrous movement? Shall
our Methodist brethren be expatriated because
they are Meilindiats? Shall a disqualification
for office he "he is a Methodist ?" What has
this particular denomination done to be thus
p lithely insulted ?
Let us appeal to you as Christians and men,
whether Levi Evans is unworthy your support
simply because he is a member of this church.
Your answer we hope, will bo given at the
And Still They Come.
Letter from Springfield.
Sept. 20, 1857
From Dire of our beet citizens, a ilethotilyl,
we have received a splendid communication,
relative to the vile attack unottlliat.
able argument, and ni t t appear in our next is-
Otto. Look nut toe "Senora.,"
Frt. vat igh, gvntivimin we have received a
r, illopro‘ i..g eordinlly of our course, tied in
Attenl-tt, or the re.odution presented by
• • s 'rtl t nt the meeting on the 4th
to it the one on
t , • We were :titling the
Bat space, will not pertnit more than one
wore litter now. Here is n pr:vnto letter re
eeived from one of the hest nod most promi
nent America. in the township of Porter.—
Our friend must pardon us formaking extracts
from it :
September 19th, 1857.
Mksonts.Eorrous.—• ' • • I think you did
perfectly right in refusing to support Wharton.
I received an extra from the "American" office,
urging the support of Wharton, on the ground
of defeating the Locorreos ; but, if the Ameri
can party can produce no better men for office
than 8. S. Wharton, I for ore will not support
it. The delegate's from this township that vote
to nominate Wharton, know• that he was very un
popular hero, rind that if it were known they
would support him, they would not have been
sent as delegates ; consequently, his name was
not mentioned. There are quite a number of
both Americans and Republicans who will not
touch Wharton. They have come to the con
clusion, that if base political intriguers will force
t hemselves upon the parties to which they be
long, they will not vote for them, even If their
refusing should he the means of electing a Lo
col'oco. I regret very much that an honest, ca
pable man was not nominated, as I have cer
tainly no sympathy with the co-called Democra
cy. 1 hope you will continua to oppose all such
men as Wharton, both out of respect for your
selves as men, and your paper. Wharton need
not blame the Journal exclusively, for his &fora
as I heard many of our best citizens say they
wool d not vote for him as soon as nominated.
Wharton vs. Gwin
Pa% S. S. WHARTON
Summons ease serv
ed. Mr. Wilson ap
pears, and continued
to April, cont'd Au
gust, cont'd Nov. con
t'd January 1838, con
t'd April , cont'd Au-
I gust, cont'd Novm'r,
coned January, 1839,
coned April , cout'd
Will Messrs. Wilson,
explain what the above ni
tire shall,. compelled nex
Taylor, or Campbell
scans? If they do not,
Syr. The Conan aloe appoiated by the Grass
hopper Falls Convention of the Free State par
ty in Kansas, has limed un address io the peo.
plc of the United States, giving a narrativ e of
the present condition of affairs in the territory,
and the reasons actuating them in their resolve
to vote ut the October election. It expresses
but little here of fair dealing or 'elevens. There
is n special clime addressed to the people of
Minsouti, setting forth the state or things, and
telling the Missourians to retrain tram another
invasion, unless they desire a hluody and pro
tracted war. The address concludes. with art
exhortation to4ll the people of K naafi to Coto
at the election,
1 4 ;) cncit Agtts.
A ehiel's antanq (akin' notes.
,Ind Pith, prent it.
Mar "Fires" are now comfortable .
Crabbed out—Tho noisy little man.
la his breeches—The "handsome member'
rat - Our thanks to Miss -, fur that halal
:, ma baguet.
sEr. There has benn no material change-in
the market cinch our last issue.
A Qnrstion.—Will an honest man support
Wharton, seeing Anderson is his right-hand
Der Particular attention is invited to the
advertisement in another column of Mamma?
In demand—Overcoats mat winter quarters
on Sunday last. The "Perthonater" was down
"about a feet."
Cad into the shade.—Tom llyer and Yan
kee Sullivan by the pugilistic "member." Ho
can take the hat.
Query.— Nliere did the "handsome mem
ber" get his strength? Not from thi barn
burners, we hope.
Silly—To talk of "persecuting" a man who
would untertuke to stifle the public opinion by
his superior strength.
Rick—The "handsome member" election.
eering and representing himself ns a member
of the Church. Great Jehosaphat
New penny post.—The "handsome member"
has established a line for peddling circular,
Ho is on the "trot" all hours of the day.
Beconzing sick of their folly—The few tools
who support Wharton. Better take some de
mi-john pills—they'll ease the stomach.
Had better keep Cool.—The individual who
threatened to make a "blud".y time. Wo have
not much faith in death bed rupentances.
Didn't set things on "Fire."—The Shanghai
Whartonite of the lower end. Keep cool, son
ny, you don't know what may turn up or born
Wanted to know.—lf the "handsome mem
ber," if elected, will introduce a bill making
insurance companies responslale for uu-acei
dfsr We understand that some paper is pas.
sing around to which names are being solicited.
Wonder if it's a subscription for the relief of
calamities from fire g -
A New Trayedy.—We understand, that, if a
sufficient amount can be raised, a new tragedy
to be called the "Loudin Inn" or "Bludy Sam,"
is to be brought 0,,t soon.
Bah I—Tho _American calla our placing Mr.
Evans' name at.our mast-head, "getting up a
baby like Mrs. Cunningham." Well, if it is, we
never left it at another man's door-step. That's
That's 80.—If a certain plunderer would
give a barrel of flour every week to every
widow in Pennsylvania, it wouldn't counterbal
ance one of his bad deeds. Thorn's brimstone
Dar Some scamp is peddling clothes film'
the county, and represents himself an agent of
our friend Roman, up street. Be is nu hnpos.
tor and the people should be on their guard, an
Roman hits no travelling agent.
Ifeir'New subscribers to the . .fournnl' for the
week ending September 21d:--Rev. J. P. Per
ter, Rey. John W. Buckley, Col. Ralph Bysert,
George Menu, Peter Lyon. AodS. B. Jenkins,
P. ll.sillmitter , and six rid, l ie camniden.
Ld her rip.—From his it •
supposed that the "hundsokile .:.• •:: • •
ing to horsewhip all who are 1 • • . •
He'll scarcely get around before • ,:!
Ho it, Samuel—you've gut to hold
, Will soon appear,—Tlio dying confession of
an individual from this place, who breathed his
last on a steatnboat on one of the western ri
vers some three or four years ago, made to the
Captain of the boat. It implicates a certain
individual in this neighborhood, and Will appear
teat week. Look out for breakers.
Cnntemptible.—The insinuation to the last
American, put in by Anderson, to the effect
that he was instrumental in getting a situation
for a brother, and we were ungrateful. Wan.
der if he forgets 80100 little favors •sre dune,
once spots a time, which he has never thought
of mentioning. The flour-barrel is full now,
however, and oven-wood plenty.
"I have licensed them to lie about me."—A.
This is the nine who has always made stick
strong pretensions toward Religion, and is in
fact a member of the Church. Yet he has tin
boldness to come out in the newspapers am
"license" people to about me." What I
Is tows—We understand that ono or twc
members of that Committee were in town on
Friday last, and have hired a couple of poseys
to stump the county for Wharton. One of the
men is out for oilier, and this will afford him
an opportunity for making impressions. The
other, no doubt, will meet with a hearty recep
tion from the poor working men or the county,
whom, he says, "have no rigitt to own cows."
Mark these fellows, friends.
Beautiful—We were shown a very beautiful
oil painting on Saturday last, the artist being
a young lady of Walker township. It repre
sents a large building, a mill, wo believe, in
flames, and in the distance; the figure of a man
on a white horse, riding with fearful speed. It
is a clover picture, and wo understand our
young friend intends exhibiting it at Our County
Fair. The fire appears very natural, and you
cull almost smell the smoke.
Funny—To hear such men as A, B. Arno/d,
Sammy Wharton, Johnny Gnash and Professor
Bar, talk of the Journal aiding Locofocos. The
first two named .individowils" opposed the
regular nominee of the Whig party in 1853,
when Wharton came out as a volunteer midi.
date, for the purpose of electing the Democra
tic choice, Andrew Fridley, Esq., and A. Bene
dict itrnold supported bin, lustily. Gnash and
Bar last full voted for G ratios Miller, the Lo
cofoco candidate for Sheriff, Such men talk
ing of aiding Locofocos indeed. Better be
come honest yourselves, before you preach up
morality to others. Pull the mill-lieunis.out of
your own eyes, before you talk of motes.
That $7OOO Loan.
NE I' . I' IT BM iIE THE PEOPLE, that
Samuni S. Wharton lan received from John
I'. Anderson, or his agent, ns a loan, SEVEN
THOUSAND DOLLARS in second mortgage
honds of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company.
Honest, upright citizens of Huntingdon
County, remember this and vote accordingly.
arr i C
At the Exchnnge Rotel, 00 the 6th inst., by
Rev. O. 0. McClean, Mr. GEO. W. REED to
Miss 11E1w:cm E. Doris, of Yellow Springs,
Male and Female.
THE NEXT SESSION of this Institution
will open the last Wednesday of Octobet.
The instruction in all the branches will be
thorough and systematic. We want it distinct•
ly understood that we wish no one to npply for
admittance whose moral character is not good.
Students will have the privilege of boarding in
the Institution or in private families. This
Institution is located at Shade Qnp, Hunting.
don county, on the mail route between Mt.
Union station on Penna. It. It. and Chambers.
berg. For catalogue and further' particulars
address, W. 11. WOODS,
Sept Y 3; 3 .•:it.
THE WINTER WSW WIN
SIIIRLEYSRURG FEMALE SEMINARY
Will comm... Monday. Nov. 2, and conti
nue lire months. Terms—For hoard and Dig
lish tuition, per session, $62,50; French and
music extra. For farther particulars apply to
J. B. NIDI2ER,.
Shirloysburg, 5ept.2:1;67.-6t. ThinCipal.
100 YOUNG MEN of pleasing address can
realize from $5O to $lOO per month.—
This it a hire chance seldom offered to those
that wish to go in business for themselves.—
Full instruction'', with the article for commen
cing bushiest, will be sent on.receipt of sl.
STEPHEN'S MANUFACTURING Co.,
Box No. 128 Broadway Post 0111?8 0 N. 'Y
I'. S.—Editors inserting the above three
time, and sending the copies of the papers to
Company, will receive the article gratis.
ri o nodersined auditor, appointed by the
Orploins'.. Court of Huntingdon County, to
distribute the balance remaining in the handy
of Thomas Weston and Michael Weston, Ex
ecutors of WiTam Wester. deed., amongst
those entitled thooto, hereby Ones n. tlce,
that he will attend for the purpose Q r ma
king said diAribution. on Saturday the 24th
day of October next at ono o'eltick P. M. ut
his office in the borough of If unt!sigdon, when
and where all persons baring claims upon
said fund must portent theta to the abditor, or
be thereafter barred from claiming any l al,
011N - ItE - Ali,
Sept. I F:457.-4t
EXECUTORS'SALE OF REAL ESTATI
By virtue of authority contained in the Lbr
will and teetunt eta of Dotttor Peter Shoenher
gcr deed., the undersigned, his acting eNect,
tors will see at public sale, on Saturday the 17th
day of O bo e , t
of j i n n!
ot t , c ,
rite farm lothe
known by-the name of the Lang farm Nitwit.,
on the Globe Hun and in the Valley of Shaven
Creek, Huntingdon County, containing One
Iltunked and Twenty-Two acr,, and Eighty-
Two perches mike or lean, upon which ano arc,
tad a Stone Farm Home, in Fulling Mill (on nt
excellent water power) and other Laildin gs „ n 1
ini t .'s°, ',aunts. Saint tract 6 .41, to contain a
Vein or (TOO OTC.
Terms of Sale.—One third of the purehme
money to he rid in ca.•h on the execution and
delivery of n deed of cunveya tee, h 1 the axe,-
moos, the remainder in two equal instalments
at the expiration of one and two yours front
the into or the deed, with lawful interest there
on from suid date. Piny dollars of the hand
money to be paid immediately on the dose of
the sale. J. GEO. MLLES,
ming exc'rs of Dr. Shoonberger, deed.
Sept. lath, 18.57.—at.
FARM FOR SALE.
rimE suliFerib, being desirous or removing to
j the west, °Wets his farm situated in West
tp., on the road leading from Petorsburgto
Alavey's Fort, for.sale. His lam adjoins laud
of William Armstrong, Montt! P. Stewart, and
others, containing about
About 170 acres cleared, and in a stud .Mate
of cultivation. The balance is well timb,red.
imrov are n i. .
sIF Lo Tho g. Hopuse ,ements
and a small ; ' d'',; -. -
; 1 ; Tenant MO° a new bank ,g ":„"'t
barn 80 by 15 feet
There is also on tho premises a young op,
chard, and water is piped to .the door from lf,A
never failing spring of water. This plantation..
is highly prodnetive, being good liMestone
land. It is situated within 2i miles of Peters•
burg where the railroad and canal passes thro'.
The subscriber is anxious to sell at private sale
—and if not sold will sell it at public sale, on
the premises ) un Saturday, the 17th day of Oc•
a I Terms made easy to suit pyrehaser. _
Tnuuas IJAaII I
F 0 11.1 SALE,
In Porter TIC, Huntingdon Co., Pa,
The subscriber will offer at Public Sale, on
the premises, on Tuesday the 20th of October,
1857, the fares on which he now re,ikles, con
265 Acres and 139 Perches,
with allowance. 180 acres of which is cleared
and in a good state of cultivation, Om balance
is well timbered.
The improvements area largo frame 4 1 4
IE house and new bank barn, with all•ltga
WI the necessary out•buildings. It in very
well watered, and is a very desirable location;
three miles south.west of Alexandria, in what
is called the Loop. For further particulars
enquire of the owner or. the premises,
[Estate of William Bucha
The undersigned Auditor, appointed by the
Orplianst•Cotirt of Huntingdon county, to dis
tribute the balance in the hands of Samuel T.
Administrator du bolds eon of
William Buchanan, late of Brady township,
deceased, amongst those legally entitled thereto
hereby gives notice to all persons interested,
that he will ntierd for the purpose of making
void distribution, on Thursday the Bth of Oc.
tuber next, at one o'clock P. hf. at his office
in the borough of Huntingdon, when and
whore all persons having chains are required
to present the come to the undersigned Audi.
tor, or else be debarred from coming in upott
said fund. • THEO: cßEgun
liuntin4dun, Sept. 2, 1857,—1t