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the 7th day of November. But little diffieul- A
ty occurred in the convention, except on the itn Ipfy n it ourn a 1 .
subject of slavery. The truth I. that the gen. ee ' eel st '
crab provi -eons of our recent State constitn.l --
tions are so similar-and, I may add, so ex- 1 _ ---., e•\l 1 e / e e_4o oi rwe ee e-•
ceilent-flint rho difference between them in t -. s. e i e. , /
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It et unnecessary to state in detail the alar• ! not essential. Under the earlier practice
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ming condition of the Territory of MUM. at I the Government, no constitution framed•,-... ,_
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the time of my inauguration. the opposing I the convention of a Territory preparatory
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parties then mood in hostile array against each its admission into the Union as a S 1 d
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other, and any accident might have relighted been submitted to the people. I trust, low •f. V- - ciIN....tIVA • '
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the flames of civil war. Besides, at this vein- , ever, the example set by the last Congress, e `4..:e... ,
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cal moment, Kansas was left without a tower • requiring that rho Constitution of Mintweeta
iamb/ the resignation of Gov. Geary. '` should be subject to the approval anti tatifi•
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On the 19th of February' previous, the ter- cation in a free and open manlier, of the
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xitorial legislature bad primed a law providing / people of the proposed State," may be f.l- 'WILLI ANI 111111.1111 f %TER, Edit ...
for the election of delegates on the third Mon• lowed on future occasion'. I took it for ern.- SAM. G. Urllll"rAKElt. S
day of Tune, to a convention to meet on the , fete nett the convention of Kansas would act
Snit Monday of September, for the , purpese of . in accordance with this example, founded, as Wednesday Morning December 16. 1867,
framing a constitution prepar a tory to admie- it is, on canned principles; and hence my in. ......-.......-.- •
sion into the Union. The, l aw wee in the !erections to Gov. Welker ere raver a submit
sert W e give the into rating portion Of Pre
soak fair and just; and it is to be regretted tiny the constitution to the people, were ex
that all the qualified electors had not regis- pressed in general and unqualified terms. eident Buchattan a first meseage, in another
Wed themselves and voted under its previa-In the Kansas-Nebraska •act, however, this cltiniff. It is a reinarkitble document, nod
ions. requiremeet, as applitable, to the whole coneti• clearly proves the fact that the President wee
At the time of the election for delegates, an • mien, had not le ne inserten, and the come!'
extensive organization existed in the Territory b on were ?to e b oun d by its terms to su b un i t ally completely bewildered wren he penned teed e
whose avowed object it was, if need be, to put other portion or theinstrument to an elm:time , unmet us tenet so far as Kansas mutters nee
down the lawful government by force, and to except that which relates totbe 'elemestic in. concerned. He firm assumes a Nein. 'tech
establish a government of their own under the a itution" pf mo.vory. This will be remlerett ex tei nte ti d egree e r n itrites , towards the Seerth,
so called Topeka constitution. The persona 0 ear by a simple reference to its languag .. It
a id almost itnmedintely 'after, in the stone per•
attached to this revolutionary organization oh- was "nut to legislate slavery into any Territery
stained from taking any part in the election. 'or State, nor to exclude-it they, e.„,„, b et , to agra h. takes back all he has said. The 'tie
The act of the t err i tor i a l l ee t e l etere Ia I leave the people thereof perfectly free to Item Aram which we give in soother column, and
omitted to provide for eubmittitig, to the pen- end regulate their domestic in e teuthers in tier the comments of the New York Tribune upon
pier the constitution which might he framed by own way." According to the Plain construe . the message, on our outside, will be felted to
the.convention; and in the excited state of lion of the sentence, the tee de "domestic ins .
public feeling throughout Kansas an appre- etitutione" have a direct its they have neap- i contain everytheig which could interest our
beneion exteneive:y prevailed that a design peril:trine.; reference to slavery. "Deineette in- revelers, end at' we have concluded to let tile
exi3Ced to force upon them a conetaution in witutions" are limited to family. The relation , I n n ate , ego by default"
relation to slavery against their w in, In this : between master aid slave and - ft few others are
emergency it became my duty : as it was my , ..ckinestie inetitutiowee and are emit ly dis- t
unquestionable right, having in view the unit fro
,u tenet ~, ihti,,,,,,,,,, s o f a ',lit i c al character.' Secretary sOOOOO
of all greed citizens in support or the toners' , ' Besides, there was no quement then befere removed by Presidteo Bor Naliort, env been
ucheeme forderiter to
a, lewd, to expreee an o pi ne .. th e tr ue cum ' Congress, !ter indeedents there since been any call.logether the Leeislature. • This is smother
etrection of the provisions coeceriting slavery owitme question Were the potpie or tilted". e x„,„pl e of the emir plete and thorouelt centre'
contained in the organic act or Congress dna: or the country, except that wheclu relates to the which the Smith exerciees over our Chief Meg
30th Mnv, 1954. Congress declared it to be "domestic i nsenti e nt , o f slivery,
"the true intent and meaning, tff• this net nut , The. convention, alter au angry and excited istrate. Where are the premiers merle by the
40 legislate slavery into any 'Territory or StatO, dehate, finally determined, by a inujorily lit lent:deco leaders of the country before the hoe
nor to exclude it therefrom, but to leave the i only two, to submit the (weenie' or siovory . t . : p ree id ent ee e l ec ti on , nun ; :f i litii i tl;ll i anien th ll;: ( el
t h l,
r i : t ' e n t le
e t i h r ' C;; o m f e p s e ti r c re i c e t a ly
it r u re it e tn t i o s h in rm th i e o i d r reo'wt'u.l Ifihfetypneoerelee'ettleis7tr'els'eltt"etelbh.'ete'd"trZleh::;'"ualletelee n er n i t h" „ e s i k e i " , "d t i . ,, h n e „ ' ;ll " a " ee th e i u tt i fi r j:e.„e . orthe
way." Under it Kansas, "whenadmitted . as , to the constitution .
a State," w. to "t ee receive d e g o t h e I mon, A lateen majority of the convention were in people of Reesits exercise control over that
with or without slavery, tut their cenetitution f ever o f esta bii,hi ng t h e h tet i t .„,h,„ e t eh ,. Territery, and eon . a conatitirtiett, hosed nper,
may prescribe at the time of their admi.ion." very in Kai... They accordingly inserted att the will of that et.t i ere , 1 Echo answers-
Did Congress mean by ne e l anguage that , rebate in the Constitution for the' purpose sine _ ~.e ..., ~ ~,,......,,,_„,„...,,.._,, ~........,,
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the delegates elected to frame a comfit ution liar in fortis to those which had boon adopted
reedy e' ,
. '"e' '"'"'''" e e i ee
ahould have authority finally to decide' the by other territorial Conveutions. In the meted- log rot and lair course, pledger by
. question of slaveryeor did th e y i nten d by lea• ale, however, providing for the transition from the underwent., of JUMPS Buchan., and by
meg it to the people that the people of Kan- a territorial to a State gover t ime tt e the ques• le, °mere, he has (plowed the laws 4lf justice,
888 themselves should decide thin qnestion by tine has boon fairly abd explicitly roweled to
a direct vote 7 On this subject I confess I . the Teeple, whether they will have to weistitution done violence to his honor, and thsgravel the
had never entertained a serious doubt, and,` position he now occupies.
"with or without slavery.' It d. c.ares that,
therefore, in my ittstructions to Gov. Walker before the said constitution adopted by "Elect James lifetime., and Kansas is a
of the '2Bth March last, I merely said that when the convention "shall be bent to Uoll,ress for Free State," was the Democratic watchword.
"a constitution ' , hall be submitted to the pee- admission into the Union as a Slate,' An ele,
pie of the Territory, they toast be protected in lion shall be held w decide this question, at ' and aced we say 11 was the reliance placed 1"
the exercise of their right of voting tier or n• which all the white mule inhabitants of the this declaration of Democratic stump•spealcers,
geinst that instrument, and t h e f a i r expression Territory above the age of 21 are entitled to by the men of the North, that elected him.-
of the popular will must not be imerrueted by vote . They are to vote by ballot; amid "the Now these ore facto, which we can pr , e by
fraud or violence." , ballots cast at said electiou shall be eudorsed the ept p
rom i ne „, „„„„, „, H
In expressing this opinion it was far from acoithiitution with sh,,,ory,t, and „ eons itetiett
ray intention to intedhre with we decision of with no slavery."'" If there be a majority in Presideet Buchanan fulfilled the pledgee he
the people of Kansas, either fisr or against slat- made to the North 7 Has he dealt justly
, favor of the econatittition with shiver)," thee
very. From this I have always carefully ...)• it is to be transmitted to Congrese by the Pres the affairs of Kansas, as lie promised so faille
stained. Intrusted with the duty of taking; ident of the Comentiou in its orieinal rune.- fully prt•ehms to his eleetiora Let us Bee.
"care that the laws be faithfully executed, it; on the contrary, there shall be a majority in Ili tee n
i e e, he asserts
my only desire was that the people of Kans. favor of the "eoustitution with no slavery,"
should furnish to Congress the evidence re. • "then the article providing for slavery shall be 1 ‘ elk.' wee" ex Plicite l Y htid . 1 "." , ate
I be sebinitted to
e quired be the organic act, whether for Lira; Oriel:, n from the constitution by the President'" When a Cottetit teem stint
that lit a sovereign Stet:, in:iraleir y
t u ,in aimed new in the Territory ellen in no manner - f"t"e eeeinet/hee instrumeld, lenat•k that] and
vote. of opinion
the , t o
ma ke, ton the own theidi rectr will
the be interfered with;" and in that event it is mode " the fair expreseioe (tithe polluter will must
mority, o queetion his duty to hate the constitution thud ratified. ' " not hr interrupted by fraud .. I •e "-
w tether this impertent done: tic Metairie!' tranemitted to the Cutigress of the Ut-It'd , e hose instructions, • • • . 111. " ' cllll -
should or should not continue to exist. Indeed States ter the edtuitieion of the, State ads the else instructions, Gov, es alk. r, Milieu:eh a
this was the only possible Mode in which their , teeter,. S 'where 'min .d a elaveholder, ettempted to '"'•
will could be authentically ascertained. lAt this election every citizen will have an 0 trey out, but no wetter is that attempt twee-, Ir wen, however, held by Mr Butler, who
The election or delegattee to a convention , opportnnity a expreeMeg he opinion by h. than president Buchanan °potty avows Medic was Attorney General at the time the Arkan•
roust necessarily take piece in separate des. ' vole, "whether Kaitand shell be recelved Moo
sae ease was referred to hint for his opinion.
Meets. From this cause it may readily happen, r I. y pr.,1,-ti ion of Walker's coulee and in •t vie
! the W iiioii Wi th or without Slavers,' end thee l '•'• ' , . tent ten as has often been the ca., that a tunjurity of tees - it tot'
r t : 0 , ,
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, t h.:F u e r : e a u :f i t :7 :n ::
s t u e , ' ,l : ,i t i ireo e , " l: l ,:w e t " ,,h, P re l tt e ne ' r ' lr f ria :t orurni l a s' il e: g. i s t o,,, " er . ,,,,,: n ..,, l ,, , ,,,, h tfi r: T u i:. e ,ei h ,,,,n,,, i i h , e l,,, , r:
the people of a State or Territory are on one tied in ten very mode required by the organic tied dictation. itttionously censures him lon pur
side or a question; whilst a majority of the rep. , law. The election will be held wider leette suing. upright I I I 1
rmentatives from the seval dietatits into t mate authority, Red if any portion of the im
' the very one he himself acknowledges to have . a •e, ' . cons
it is divided may bee r the other side. '
. habitatits shall refuse to vtite, a leer opportune seemble peaceably weedier, frame a ron ei
The' urines from the litet that in twine districts t ,., to
,t., on hewing beet, pretteittee„thie will , laid dawn, But this is an t ee t eit i t i ett „ exam _ tenon that wont'' meet their views, rind Ite ,t .
delegates may be elected by small tnnjorities, i '
neon Congress to relieve them from their ferri
I their own voluntary act, mid they alone will lie the of Buchanan's dimegerd of pleeeee. Lei
whilst en others those of different sentiments , respeimible foe the consequences. tenant condition d admiti
us cite you to his determined opposite. to eve• • ' ' an • " l 'm m a 541ale '
may receive majorities sufficiently great nut t
, 1 W bother Kuneas retell be a free or a sieve • , eve
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Only' to overcome the yam given fit' the Term. , fe movemelit calculate,. to secure a like MN • ,
~. , , ontress aright entertain such a petition, rind
State meat eventually-, under wane aUthority, lie
er, but to leiiiie 0 'Argo majority or t h e w h o l e , decided by
an „ nee . ; atet the (1 ,,,,,,,,, eet , nomiooktod expression from the pimple er Kan comply with the requiem of the petitioners,
people in direct opposition to an majority of the I never be Inure eletti•ly presented to the people ens on the subject of slavery, in th e fe e ... t e en ge'''''lng the"' the constitution ef their 0.11
delegates. Besides, our history nv I I • !
roinialioll and reeler. But the 014 right
influences may be brought to bear on the rep. opportunity be rejected, she may h ii e I• •d •
. e to ‘" common Coesetutitel- wherein the people or willeh. the 1111 " thile " U of ten territory could
tae native sufficiently powerful to induce him for years iu demotic dieeord and possibly in e l •
laim in the matter WIIR the one of t et•
to disregard the will of his constituent.. The 1 civil war, wore the tee , me e t , up the „ we Kaunas ure positively prellibilefl from nes , fair e Ie 1 ete.
truth is, that to other authentic and setisfac•
now au furtunetele tendered, aid again reach chance of vtuing again , I a C. ,,, ,tilution, fram• which Iteleu g s indeed to the citizen in his pri.
tory anode exists of aseeetaining the will of a. , the rein, she hue akettey. I
ed by a
rim ,. sett etirmity. But the constitution to be
' majority of the people or any State or . 'ferrite, i Jeanette hoe liir smile years occupied too sent to Wnshington by the ',teener. ("Mt
ry on an impel-waxed exchirig quest!. bk.' • emit to them as free born American Om ne
much of the pithlic attentioie It is hieh time . vention has no claim to he regarded ns pone
that of Slavery in Kansas, except by leaving due Mendel be directed to liar mere impotentt as lovers of their country and the laws °flied
it to &direct vote. Hew wise. then. was it for objects. Weer' tame a Memel into the Um., Almighty ; and lam, let us lattice the crowning , ternary, It is rut attempt at neurping the
Congress to pass over all subordinate mid slit whether with or withow slavere. eie (At:ileum:lit I illainV, Ids rt....V.1 Of Seer Mitt, Stanton fie' " er " f 11 ' 1 ' red "' "ver"'"' by a " Mill
termediate agencies, and proceed directly to beyeed her ewu limi a wet speedily pass away. t i, • • it e ~ . • , , minority of the people or the territory
the tourer of all legitimate power under our , and she will teen tor the lion tine he lett , lie
twig to Ca login., the, ',nsile nee for tt e--
institutions 7 ' she one t to have been tow" since, tu Man. oe
, reesen that that body is a fair represeetou er
. Mr. Douglas considers a I The proceeding
How vain would any other principle prove ' her
ow e a, ,,,,, t in her
own e e ty.
If h er ef ir t.',7i the will of se.vereeigliths of the peopin or lion• e , t , ) "'" i ' d with th " 1-,P° " ( "P t " c ” nve "tion in
in practice I Thie may he illustrated in the tureen eir the eidetic, or slavery, or any other me. and consequently ultra Free `flier in sem ' 1 ' 1 : 1 v111111 ; 1° , 11 °,l' in the c ' f. " c ''' inter •
coat: o f Kansas. Should she be admitted it.to , t e t
subject, be aispieastug, to a. majority of there°. 1i ~ Ith • I • rMition rennottiefi in Om Nebraska ne t, ne e
the Union, with a consteutien either inn....!tree ,- - -Illil ILUA We tine it goon eniiinorating
plc, nu human power can prevent them from ndopted into the Cincinnati sdatfintn. In be•
in_g or abolishing slavery, ageing the sett:intent e i teextete i t e e th ,„ e b r i e f p,i.d. Under t i,,,,,, tee eller ttet, in which nee mall •111111.3 fillet - 1
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a thepeople, this amid have no other effect il the uoctrine or non-Intervention, the
circumelancee, it. may wee be questented whe Moth, ili direct conflict with his pliellted word
then to continuo sod to exaeleerate the ezei' ; they the 'awe and quiet of the whole country rind in oppOsltiOn to his written instructions, Missouri restriction was repealed , and true
ting ageetion define the brief period required are not. or greater importance thee the mem I tiler to it fie. success-the democracy 'teem. into
tis filo. the Wield ofslaveryon 's
to make the constitutimeconlorm to the ale i temporary - the p . . . ,
y unapt}lit oto pu twee. the fair reedentml element. President Ilitehen•
eistible will lif the majori t y . fieldv of Kansas, consecrated to Free. '
parties io Kansas.
The friends and iMpporters of the Nehreska 1 Snotild the constitution without slavery he dote by solemn compact. y, ,th...
u. deny an owes his owe eleven. to it, std Mr. Doti
and Kees. act, wh e n .thggling '' n a recent ad.,pted by the vet. el the niajerity, the right, :hilt .lames 8.111111.1 has fullekel his pledges , etas d ef a mer thin lie hitilSelf IS wedded to it,
east to ..tam i l . wise Te"elehine heibth or property in slaves now ei the 1. emery ere to rho people 1 tee Porten, ltd ~ , ,e, I 0 and his bettor is pledged to see et faithfully
*ems!. tribunal ollite Aolerio.to people, nee' rtnerved. Tim 1111111lierheel li, , - ' ''' '". ' mei el out He Would r • ifirisfaithfully
er differed Mime its true meaning en this sun- t i , i t wee , get , aid ,. the pro , iet ,,,, wee ,
~1 : es cartel., out tee tto ere, which l e . p een .
_feet Everywhere throughout the Curren thee. t t o
„ttt teet reee „,,,,,,, e. 1 ite,„ slaves wee , heel should he his guide , which heads Iles par- ' ' 'shouldseparate him from Ille groat
publicly Pledged ' 1 . 4 lititit unit their Ith"nr• brou g ht into the Territory rimier the coustitu- egret& tied we dale all the Deineertoie j wre- patty to which be is attached by so Many
flirt they would cheerfully setaut the question
, I lee, public end private, political and seeetl.
tun or the Cuffed Ste ea, std tare 110 W the pre. h i s i n th e t ..-, . . i • t •
1.11.1., ..,..ow it Slgilila 11,4 AIM,' Ile
of slavery to the decision of the bona fide pee- per , ~, Wier ...ter..
end flat Ito hives principle mom than party, tied
le of Kansas, without any restriction er quaff. 1 • hunt taken the mini or °thee that has not e
Ills point h. at length been finally decided adhere •
fication whatever. All were cordially united by the highest judicial tribunal er the mutiny fur it. (thit'et the planting or slavery in Inn ,well, to it darnel' deserted by the De
epen the great doctrine of popular sovereign- -
The speeeli is altogether a telling
and this upter the plain p rinci p le that whet, Territory of Ka... We defy them to point 111111.1. "' .
ty, which is the vital principle of our tree in. a eett f e e ee ,„. ) , et e „„ et t ett s teles aeg „a.,, a to
. ~,, , i i,, , ,,,,,,, i n hi .
~,,,,,, Kan. one; and Senator Dowries has Mown expert
etitutione. Had it then been ineinuated from nevi territory at their joint expense heel equity 1 " . • getteralehip in deliverieg it Olt !holiest °ppm ,
'any quarter that it would be a aullieient con, sas teller.' lie del and dues notealtor to give
mid justice demand. th..t the eitizteis 0 tete
pliance with the requisition. for the eremitic Kansas over to Shivery. And yet, oh, spirit of I 1 • 1• I
spirit of y is ite I presented. He has (tined:de. ta•
and all of them Shall have the right to wee in
law for the members of a convention, thereat:ken the Semite by surprise, and the leading
to whatsoever is reComiii.otl . properly by doughfaceism, men can yet be found who will
ter to be.elected, to withhold the question of the comm. constitution. To have sunintard) bdieve in Lowe'. pledges. pi o slavery mei. in .en empire.] slate, The .
slavery from the people, and to aubatitute their I
I maltreated the property enslaves &treacle in the Senate has adjourned until Monday without
own will for that, a a legally ascertained ma. If Ka.. ever become,' a f ree State, it will
Twit try would be an act of gross ilkiustive,
An End to Kissing.
)unity of all their conatituteels, this would have any thurou 11It • na . attempted . Anti
1. reply el , .
and cuarary to the practice of the older Slates not be because James Buelettian does not seek h
be. instantly rejected. everywhere they re. Hence Mr. Dough.' speech will go to the 1 A elion while since the aff;cti •
a the llieuti which have übtilished Slavery. to prevent it, but will be owing to the itheinwe
masted true to the re , olutien adopted on a ' count' atom., aud produce its f„Il effect with- 1 I. '" nst°°i"ed b .? "° °l ' l l °f a 3.1111 " 1" Y
----..e. - persuasiv e e loquenc e . f S tate hay-
celebrated occiution recognizing "the right of Woon'e Bela RaSTOtterte '.-We refer the till and
, f r ee
out anything to
counteract it. The
toten , ph. „ whine neck watt dislocated in consequence of
the people a all the Tetritoriea-indud.ngmeta if Congreas disregards that clause in
reader to the tideertieeMent of this popular r reply of Senator Bider did harm rather than ' the ill' vivified resistance which slie offered to
Kansan and Nebraska-acting Oren h ire mod, It is highly recommended by all who the Constitution of our country, which express- e Het to hie cause. It
legally and fairly expressed will or a ribij,,r 1t y
th ' t hl of
bap. use ' it, and h. effected wonderful results ly declares that "a majority shall rule," and en. °' - cal-- •
of actual reeidente, and whether the Homier •
chance of still farther explaining hie verses
dent than discreet. Our lam exchanges from
by its magic iefluence. WO know of gentle &lees ft boy. Constitution, repugnant to nine- • - --'
of their ifilittbitantejuetifine it, to form a cote - . ..
men In tnis country who have been almost held tenths t• one wind' he was not slow to improve. It Eurripe•note match this tale with another of
mitufion, with or without slavery, and be ad- o rise people of Kansas, thie iesue,fear•
fir Years, heel their hair entirely metered to itsbrought out, too, Nome things not allowinetr ' . inquiet held at Leeds . the body a a
witted into the Union upon terms of perfect - i. lul to contemplate, will be (breed upon the eiti
equality with the other States." runner uxuriance and beauty, by the use of ' ' ' favorable to the pro-slavery demooracc, und eoung man 4 21. who fell down stein and
I Wood 8 Hail Bestoretive.-bserarage Bulletin. zees of Kansas, and the freemen of the North to t " e m . •
lulled h• sef • f•
The convention to frame ' s oonstitution ter whom
ri Bigler wood have d e ...ini.. in tee course oan attempt to
--- meet either succumb to the alme.holdene diets
dud. ' snatch a keel from the unwilleig Um of a girl
Kansas met on the first Monday of September gilt! strong effete ea again •
making " 1 bon or• like patriots and men melee to do ,
laat. Thep were called together by virtue of.
-- -- - - -----esee---------- lor fifteen. Some of o t
nor ct, emporaries dedm
Philadelphia to bring about th I f the ' ' I
en act ofthe territorial legislature, who. lawg e ...Pea . 0 ,, tueir duty.
se- It seems pretty clear that Ramsey is to owl front the first a these occurrences the
ful existence had beau recognized by Com usury laws by the next Legislature. The mea. —.we-- .be clientedene of the Governorship of elinneso. wholesome moral that young lathe. shonld ,
gross in different forms and by different err sure ie backed .up by the note shavers, and
Ur A Candid Confession - The West Chm• tat. Though he hue a clear nix . • fthell' 1
sctmeuts. A Luse proportion of the eitisena ' en f n t , NO who t theirjority ti le. never oppose ie advances of their admirers.
of Kans. did nut thi n k prow to reg .. .oi. p • , lip . upon means , I ter leePuhheae.a radical 6.1 piper, e o tti phi, ee l settee or the territory, thin Majority es t o lie Ili continuo fairness we are now bound to in•
their nate. end to vote at the elect's', fbrr and whose interests would of course be greatly
menu its party on being so largely ill the as- overcome ly the return of hundred.' of votes ter from the second accident that no man
delagetem but an opportunity to do this hee•. enhanced by the repeal of the laws health re- cendant in office, and then Rays, 'ell e present from districts where hardly a dozen of white should ever attem• 1 it•
ing•been fairly afforded, their refusal to avail ' etriet the rate of interest to six •
per cent. The pt to take a Inas until id
themeelem of their right wield in to manner • object aimed at is to make note shaving at w. 111 t er ' we are le
• d to believe I offered to him. Between the two 10880118 there
alike' the legality of the convention. 1 high rates of intorost,4egal. We thii.k• how. great corruption lit Hai rielturg.", will he one of tn. live.
Not a doubt ________..........--- lis reason to fear that an ancient awl not alto. ,
Tine ommention proceeded to flame a eon. I ever, the meatus of the people will continue to i of it, and we are glad in ace one Loco paper et SarNext Mmtdey,the New York City Batiks gather disagreeable 0551050 may h e summarily
ettitation..kor Kees., and finally adjonreed on WI , their foot* against any such pre)ect.
least, eo read, to
own'Deer, up. We are. will resume specie payment. I abolished..
TH.E HUNTINGDON JOURNAL.
THE SPEECH OF SENATOR DOUGLAS.
We publish to-day, in full. says the North
American, the speech delivered by Senator
Dough's, on Wednesday last. and of which a
telegraphic report has already been presented
to our readers. The importance of this speech,
marking, as it does, an era in the history of
the great Kansas struggle, entitles it to be net.
vernally read. Senator Douglas takes a post.
tion directly opposed to that assumed by the
President in his message. SIC denies that the
Ne'aaska bill mettle any distinction between
the question of slavery and the other domestic
institutions . of a State. He says that Mr. Bu.
chneeon misupprehends the true twining of the
organic act wider which Kansas and Nebraska
were erected into territories. He dissents very
strongly from the assertion of the President
i tent '`domestic institutions . ' has any especial
and exelnaive reference to Slavery ; and dee] trete
that it extends to institutions concerning all
the relations of life, and medic whatever lee
longs to State government and regulations as
opines.] tee federal control. The President be.
lieves the slavery question to be fairly Submit.
ted tee the people of Kansas by the Lecompton
schedule. Senator Douglas stouts the opinion
and shows that the question is not tesirly sub
mitted ; nor submitted in such form that a man
conscientiously opposed to elavery can vote at
tell. No matter on what side he votes, he is
compelled tee vote for a constitution which
makes lk I.ll,tillet provision for slavery.
Beet perhap.s the most forcible part of the
! speech is that which goes tee sinew dent the ter
ritorial legislature of Kansas had Me awleority
wheitev., to call a constitutional co. void. ;
dent the net is one of usurped., as is also the
attempt of the convention to sepersede the ter
ritori.el goiernment by .e of its own eppointe
meat. It is true that a bill, autherizing the
people of liAnitas to assemble in convention
and fraine a emestitutiim—known as the Toombs
hill—passed the Senate during the last Con
gress, beet it won defeated in the. Ilonse. Con
gress ne that time denied to the people of Kan
sas the right to frame a constitution, nor have
they derived it front any source mince then.
This question respecting the extent of the au
thority ofa territorial legislature to call n
convention without the assent of Congress, is
not a new o le. The Topeka Convention was
rejected partially on the ground that Congress
had pressed no enabling act by wilier) the pen
I pie eel Kansas were authorized to frame a con
, 'flitted.. The ease of Arkansas is also in
.point. The principle involved was acted on
• during the administration of General Jackson
with reference to that State. It was held tea
the people of Arkansas, then a territe ry. had
no right. whatever to fretme a constitution 88.
tip they had leern authorized and empowered
so to do by Coneress. And in the absence of
.y action ',tithe part of thin body, there is no
other mere, from which the right to e a
State constitution and government eon possi
Pe4 be l i S r keirejtirig 15 lie
nT i h h .V.sc. hi nit r hos..
its grourd in reason and propriety, and there
is no good canoe why Kansas should not be
=objected to its operation as well as Arlcnn
OUR BOOK TABLE.
ser Gotley's Lady's Book for January is on
our table. This is the beginning of the tweet
ty eighth volume of the Lady's Book, and a
magnificent number it is, too. We assort that
(Risley publishes the very best ladies' book in
the country. If any of our subscribers will
take our advice and patronize his magazine,
and are not well pleased with it at the end of
the year, we will refund them the price.
gar The Home Magazine for January, is on
our table. This book, published by T. S. Ar•
!him Philadelphia, is one of the best ludies'
books in the country. We recommend it io all
sor Tho Student & Schoolmate for Jamlary
bef,re no, and commence,' the new year on•
de •ry favorable eiretimmenves. All our old
a al yawl! friends Ahould enbieribe for it.. Pub
li.,hed by Calkins & Co., N. Y., at $1 per an
s The School Journal for January is be.
fuse us. Published by T. 11. Burrows, Lancas
ter, and at the low rate of $1 per annum.
Ser The Inventor, fix October, has beenro
ceived, and is an excellent number. It is pub.
lish-d at $1 a year.
Jiro' Nixed up—Buchan. ou KIIIISBS.
billioun—The look. of a airs ai
s a r In town—The man with the dilapidated
sa• Broke out in several places in town--
Weir A smiling face is not always an index
to n loving heart.
Se"' Thanks—To some unknown friend for
a bundle of "Habanns."
AfirTennyson, the poet; is said to be a hope.
less victim to the use of opium.
452 , p Too Bad—The conduct of some of the
boys in town in the house of Bud.
Xiia - The total amount of specie held Ly the
Boston banks, last week, was $2,000,000.
ter There will be preachinLt in the new
German Refocused Church, next Sabbath at 21
Siir We are happy to inform our friends,
tlnti, it is eery probable the banks of Philadel
phis will resume specie payment in, a short
ssl• Knowing that Buehanan's nrsssage was
diet:.t d entiroly be Southern members, it does
not ❑stonish us ii, the least to and itso entirely
pro•slar.try in ...titiment,
Z Two dutchmen Wive huu AgrAttitOuitt
of diseased horse meat, 'which they itonght at
a peony a pound. Think of that ye sausage
DEY That's so—W4ons cannot run Wi1114).11
! wheels, bouts without steam, bull frogs jump
without legs, or newspapers b., carried on ei h.
out mue . y, no more than a dog can wag his
toil when he has
Ser . "Many n time and oft" have we w tic
der, d how so many of our ouug melt coo idle
their precious time away on the cornet'. Do
, mething—if nothing else offers .as wood,
make road, do anything honorable rather than
tit2l•Tliatakful lamina!! favors —the junior atf
the Huntingdon Journal—he returns thar4o
f.t "druto.stiek" td a tarkFy presented hint
011 ' Fbuttk , giving day.-- Allootta Team?...
Veil, and VOL ov it. Haven't we a right to
be ntliattalatur "00010' as how . ' wa received it
front at "lactyv" fair. It's the siytt tf to (okra,
is it trY, Bill.
Car The officer who pulled Gen. Jackson's
nose in public, when lie wits Prrahleut, hus
he., a ppointed by the present administration,
superh t gitlent of the Arsenal at Wnsialigto
This modern democracy not or lv in-tilts the
memory of the old hero by tidoprin,t the pr n
eiples4 rf hi- (tummies, but by tram ng w th
phiee the blind that shuck hi.n.
gre , Oo Monday Inst. we received from our
gallw t friend Cel. Jim Clark and hit lady the'
esk ; and (dt. shade of C astir, what a coke. --
We mu.% attempt a description, as it would
only excite the envy of our bro , her editors, It
was huge in prop , rtion, 1.1 pronounced eu
hinds the very best. That other •arraugement•
Col. was highly appreciated. Long may you
4i Two hundred Mon were discharged on
Thu, achy lost from the Erie Railroad depot for
ret'asing to wok at reduced wag.. Other.
were LiTed, hut on arri , ing the &Otago"
aorknem r •skted the lending of the new hands
nail cotter led them to rto rent. A pocn forte
was preemed from New York, and another at
tempt to land woo made Friday 111,11 t, lot the
tme ineers—nuothering Rix hundred--were pus
wcl 0,, the landing with t amain, anti pr, vatted
disembarkation. The steamer with tin` now
bombe on hoard, hauled off, and awaits further
FLOUR.—The Flour market, if anything.
is firmer today, and the demand rather mare
active; elates include about 1400 bbls. standard
superfine at $5; 450 bids. extra at $5,25a5,37.1
and 200 bbls. extra family, fancy Wanda, at
MG 50 hbl. as in quality. The market
@loses with more buyers than getters at our
loweet figures. The home trade has also been
rather more active, within the range of the
above quotations. Rye, Flour itni, Corn Meal
aro very dull; flea former is offered at $4.25,
and the Setter at $3 lig bbl. without finding
GRAlX.—There is not much Wheat offer.
iug to day, and prime lots are aearee and
wanted at full prices. Ab...ent 2000 1,11811013
tide to gond red gold at 11213115 e; 1500 busk
els white at 1183125, and 1000 bushels choice
Kentucky do. at 140 c. Rye is in steady de
maid at 75c."6 r Delaware, and : 7Bc. for Penn
sylvania, nod but little offering. Corn cuntin•
i.es dull and ten iettled; the receipts are hula,
but the dapiand has fallen off, and only aliont
1000 bushels yellow have been taken at 24a
56e. the latter for prime dry Delaware; 62aG3c
fer mixed, and 70c for .old. Oats are un
changed, with small receipts sled males of
Southern at 33a3iii c.
llAMEa—NOnitts.—On ThurYday, the 26th ult.,
nearMeConnellstown, by Rev. W. iirarlihnw
Unehtelh Mr. Miehnel Hunter to Mint Eliza
beth Marin, hob of Wnlher tp., thin count?.
Wtht.t.otn—RAnv.—On the 6111 init., in this
Ituronsh, by Rev. DavidShoatTl CM, William
Minn Louis.. J. Rohm, uli at Lien.
For one of the largest and best cakes ever
sent to any editor in the U. 5., - we are debtors
to the gallant Colonel and bin bi.ide. That
they may be happy they have the prayers of the,
printers, and it is written "the prayers • of the
r'ghteous availeth,"&c. May their honeymoon
never go down, their flour barrel never grow
empty, and may sunshine forever cheer their
path. "E PLuateus tiscm,"
Svsev—Ews.—ln St. Louis. Mo., on the fah
lion.. Col. George Stacy, editor of the Ohio
Journal, to Mi. Lucy Ellis; of the former
The above note which we received from our
friend and brother ed. the W., is the first inti
mation we had that he had "gone and done it.
Alu I poor Yorick I We It ve thought of noth
inz else since retiring it but Tom Hood's "One
uhire unilort mime," or of that good hymn—
'Friend alter friend departs."
Well, well, such things have been and we
presume will be to "the crack o' doom," and
whilst we pity the infonated we are too fearfnl
of a 'judgment," to "censure in oar wisdom"
the doctrine of "multiply nut] replenish."
-Farewell, Georg . sod if forever, still forever
turn time well."
1/rNI,AP.—On the 7tt. tfieiresideneit
flf her eon-in-law, John Griffith,
Mary Juno Dunlap, aged ei year and 17
Var,:liatnlv , rsburg papers please copy,
fi• virtue of an alias order of dm Orphans'
emi rt, there hill be exposed to public sale on
the IF. miimi, on
Thursday, the 71 hday ofJanuary, 1858
AT 11 O'CLOCK, A. M.
all the right. title and imereitt of Samuel Kerr,
dee'd., of,, in and to the following described
situate in the village of Markt...burg. In Penn
township, in the county of Ilutitingdon, to ant
All thatcei fain lot of grouted, fronting on
the SouthAvest sixty feet on the public road
letelitag from Huntingdon to Bedford, theme
on the West new hundred and sixty feet running
- hack from the said road, by lot , irrhaams Gor.
sueh, dec . & to a street lintel) feet wide, them O
o!, the North sixty fbei along the said street to
au alley twelve let-t aide, and thence on the
Enst mac hundred nod sixty feet by the said
alley, to the place of liezinnimi, having a two
stt ry Inmse cab net in here oh , p
ether , w and imrovements thertmn
4 —i- . N. B.—The purchase mo-fai
ney of this lot has been paid in full, by the said
deit'd, in his lintlimit.
, .... . .
Also ft certain lot or ground; fronting on the
South -went sixty feet on the puhlie road lead
ing from Huntingdon to Bedford, thence on the
We t, one hundred and sixty feet running hack
trout the said rood, by 1111 alley twele feet
wide to a street. fifteen fret wide, thence on
the North. sixty feet along the said street, Whit
No. 27, in the idan or the said village, and
thence no the East, nee hundred and sixty feet
by the said lot No. 27, to the place of be,itu
Mug, havieg a two .story frame house ,'
thereon ereeterl:'' 1
N. B.—There is a balance of $1.17.82.
of unpaid purchase money clue on this lot, to
David Brumbau g h, no of the d. .t or the en's.
Also two certain /My dui, g its of hound,
frontibg sixty fimt each 011 th. public is a I 'ea
ding (Mtn llliiillllolllll to Bedford, thence o n
the West one hundred .d sixty feet running
back from the said road, by lot No. 25, in the
plan of the said village, to a street fifteen feet
wide, thence on the North, sixty feet each. a
lone the said street. to n truss street fifty feet
wide, and thence on the East. one hundred and
sixty feet along the said croon street, to the
place of beginning,.
N. B.—There in a WllllllO6 of $57,82 of um
paid purchase money, due on each of the said
lots, as above stated.
TERMS OF SALE.
The nne half of the purchase looney to he paid
on the continuation of the sale, and the other
half in one year thereafter, with iliterou, to be
secured by the bends and mortgaee of the per.
dinner. JOHN HOUSEHOLDER,
December 16, 1857.—it. Aunf•n
A SPLENDID NEW COOK STOVE Nr
sale nt thls Otte ;it is calculated ki buru wood
W COIIN utdod ut. thui
offico. Those baying either re 4 diapos• sh•
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN WALL
pereons interested that the following named
rpramis have settled their accounts in the Hip
lateen Office at Huntingdon, and that the Said
net:omits will be presented for confirmation and
allowance, at an Orphan.' Court to be hold es
Huntingdon, in and for the County of Huntipg.
dun, on Wednesday the 13th day of Jannaty
next. to wit: _ .
1. Peter F. Kessler, administrator of the es
tate of William Met-lotus', Inte•of Iletdivrion
2. John Eichler, administrstor of the estate
of William Wilson, late of Pulaski contilyrin
3. John "'feed, Administrator Of the comic or
Thotnifs.fteed, Iftte of thelfOroegh of Hunting
4. Partial tulintnistration recount of Dr. Het•
ry Orlady. aditainixtrX..or of Jomhus R. Cox,
who woo ildniisist rigor of Esther Coo, late of
Worritirsmark township, decd.
d • •
5. Wiliaan Stewart, a mitustrater of the es.
tale of Jennet Stewart, late of West towuallip,
_ _ _
6. John Aurandt and Rob'( Toney, exacp•
tors of the last will and testament of John
Sprankle, late of Morris townah;p, dee'd,
7. Trust account of George W. Speer, act•
ing trustee, appointed by the Orphans' Court
to make rale of the real estate of Rob% Speer,
fi. Trust account of Henry Lightner, trustee
appointed by the Orphans' Court, to tnake sate
of th. , real estate of Henry Lightner, late of
West township, dee'd.
9 Trust iteettui,t of James Saxton, trustee,
appointed by the Orphans' Court, of the estate
of George Ileltright, Into of thu borough of
10, Cluartlittnnhip kecount 9f Elenry B. M.
timer, guardian o f Rosetta Stelvart, a ramor
child or Anthony . J. Stewart, late of Morris
town4ip, deed. _
ii“ardiallAi i , account of Oeorgo Sipco,
guardian of Richard, Elizabeth, Loretta and
E.:aline Wharton, minor children of Samuel N.
Whur:iin la.:e of Cromwell township, dee'd.
12. Al ri d 13. Crewit . (now deed.) adminiet
trator of Dr. .li.c Hoffman, late of the bor.
ough of Huntingdon, deed., no statell nmillled
he .la n e wit, executrix of the,aid A. B.
et ea it, der'd
HENRY GLAZIER, Rogieor
Ifitrafingdon,Dec. 12, 1857.
Only $19.50 per Quarter.
THE NEW FACULTY',
M. l, lll ro e t., N :sr l „ VA ,4 l. l. !l n l n l : inc
i r g,, ipz:l.
Herr Karl Ilockenheim,
P, o/. German Language 4. Literature.
111. Eugene Chivaut,
Prqesmor of Pe,rich and Piano Musk.
James W. Hughes,
P“jeaur of Mathematice,fic,
Mrs. M. MCN.
7 ailP i ecP r a
.4100 c /abu tting, ting Dal c
Miss,Anna AI. Gray,
1 . 11: Jeanie
HAS LATELY I•'A9$l3D
Tinto, new 111,114 and the I.aestnt. „ovrrete
are determined to make it a first class tustitn•
tine. The majority of the new faculty me al•
ready on hand, and students will be rarvi . ,,v4 as
soon as they wish to corn,
Young Indies tin frets lenten intending, tugs
to school will do well to write to us before cote
eluding to go elsewhere. 7'hrre is no eliever ,
and we &titre thfrc Will be too Let4r Soat.4
n,..w Mon ours.
Both OP.'S are received, all branches taught
and students can enter at any time.
For further information, address
JOHN D. WALSH.
Cassrille, linntingdon Co, rd.
DeCernb, 9, 1e57.4f,
TFARMERS.—Siodetits will to' take, at
j the Cassville Scininary, and payments eau ha
wade in Meat, Apples, Potatoes, Butter,
Flour, Buckwheat, etc. Address • •
Hunt.. Co. Pa.
fpc OROCEHS.—Students will be taken at
I Ow Usssville Seminary, and payments eau be
made in all kinds of groceries. Address
JOHN D. WALSH,
Cassville, Hunt. Co.
t Dec.. 9,'57..ti
TT UMBER.—Studonta will be taken at the
jj.:lllsli villa Seminary, and payments can be
wade in lumber. Addrosa
JOHN D. WALSH,
Camarillo, Hunt. cm Pa.
wiIEREAs I Sarah Alexander on the 4th
VV day of lo ember A. D., 1857, Purchased
from John Alexander all his Personal. Proper
ty to satisfy two Judgments that I have against
him amounting to $lB4 87. Thc property in
aN (011 OWN:
' One Hay Horse, one 1 year old sorrel colt.
I red cow, 2 2 years old heifers, . G shoats, 8
sheep, 1 Dearhourn wagon, one Hathaway
cook stove, 5 tons of hey More or less, a lot
corn with, 15 acres of grain in the ground
more or leas and 1 man's saddle.
Now take notice that I the subscriber have
putehnsisl the above property front John Al
exander and Ido hereby forwarn any person
or persons from buying or purchasing any of
the above property from John Alexander or
any other person or persons without my con
sent AN I hart, taken the property into my poe.
'session and have let John Alexander have the
property to take care of for rue.
Shirley tp., Dec. 9 SARAH i i;EXANDER., '57:-3t.
Edate ,!1* ,g'utni. Williamson, dec'd.
AUDITOR'S NOTICE. •
THE undersigned appointed auditor to dis
tribute the assent in the hands of Henry
Brewster, Esq,, adm'r of Samuel Williamson
late of Shirley Township de'd., will attend at
the Register's Office in the Borough of Hunt
SA URDAY, the 2d of JANUARY, '6B
at lit o'clock, A. M., of said day, when nod
where all persons interested are required to
present their claims or be debarred from com•
tug in upon said fund.
M. P. CAMPBELL, Auditor.
The subscriber wilt offer at public sale at
Markleaburg, Huntingdon county, at 1 o'clock,
P. M.. or
BaliiiidelY. 19th of December, 1867,
the entire stook and fixtures in and about the
store hitely occupied by David H. Campbell,
The whole will be sold together. Persona wjeh•
illy to purchase, can examine the stock is the
Term of aale will be made known on day
of sale, or previously, on application to the ant).
scriber. JbliN H. WINTRoDE,
Aosirno' of am* H. Clampboll.