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Wednesday Morning April 7,
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tingdon Journal, is great
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THE POORHOUSE OFFICIALS
Below is the Herald's “opening" on
this important question, and in another
column will be bound the Director's labor
ed, impotent derence. Friend Lutz dif
fers front us on one or two unimportant
points; but his dissent, it will be observed,
is merely nominal. Thus, while he appa
rently exculpates the Steward front blame,
he fully admits that he is the creature of
the Directors, bound, by the ties of self
interest, to do their bidding, enter into
all their schemes, at whatever cost of jus
tice and honor. Thus just what we have
charged against the Steward—"collusion
with Kenzie to line their respective pock
ets at the expense of the county." We
agree with the Herald, that if Glasgow
had preserved his integrity he would have
last his place, and merely ask, which
would nn lamest man prefer ?
One other point of the Herald's dissent
from our views, does not affect the prin
cipal issue—the inalfeasence of these Offi
cials. We have laid its foundation in po.
iggl.corruption_Lfriend Lutz charges it
for is, t ant the respectibfe religious socie
ties whose stains is worn by these plun
derers, should not suffer reproach for the
off.cial misdeeds of those hypocrites who
'have assumed the mantle of religion to
conceal, if possible, their political deprav
ity and pecuniary rascality. If we bear
in mind the fact that the "scum and dross"
of both the great political parties are con
centrated in Straightoutista whose vital
principles nre virulent Sectarianism un
tempered by a particle of religion. and
political proflagacy, unchecked by shame
it will be evident that the Herald's °pin
to!' may be, in one sense, correct without
The whole argument of the Herald on
the main question is calm, clear and con
vincing; and will command attention
from every honest reader. Tax payers,
ponder what follows.
'rho Herald, alter a pertinent introduc
tion, says :
Sundry transactions, by the late Board of
Directors, of considerable moment to the tax
payers of the counts , of Huntingdon, well
known and understoo'd by: most in this com
munity—such so employing a physician at
double, almost treble the amount tar which
another of like competency proposed to do
the same service; the use of the ox team for
3or 4 months, and subsequently the selling
or gin big of them to John Hicks, the value of
which, was from $BO to $lOO, and no allusion
thereto being undo in the public report; also,
the property and effects of sundry paupers ta
ken into charge, and disposition thereof made
by the Directors, such as cattle, hogs. wagon,
&c., &c., well known in this commulti,y, men
tion of which is also omitted in their Report;
besides other matters which, if mentioned at
all, are iu a very dubious torn,—give rise to
considerable inquiry, and makes it important
to the oppressed tax payers to know what dia.
position was made of those means, which they,
in common with the Directors, had a right in
The concernment so generally manifest in
reference to those matters, just mentioned, is
greatly enhanced by the circumstance of the
astounding diselusure made, that the most
prominent Director sold, contrary to law, a
. considerable portion of the products of his farm
such as wheat, sheep and clovurseed, to the
Poor House of which he had charge ' and then
suppressed in the Report any clue by which
his prices could be ascertained for the articles
thus sold. The circumstance is astounding as
to startle the most confiding in the community.
Especially when invited, ItEFUSEK to gin. an
exposition thereof. We deem it untiecessary
on our pert, at this time, to bandy new charges
against said Directors, hut merely allude to the
FACT, us notoriously known, in the sanguine
expectation that a legal remedy in the case
will be the people's resort, %hick) we feel us
awed is the only proper remedy at hand, and
wisely provided by law,—namely, the provision
in law for the Court to appoint visitors to ex
amine the books, accounts ' and all matters
sooner, pertaining to the a ffairs of the COOT'.
ty Puor lloum in question, by which means a
full, fair, (end we doubt not) impartial and
proper inquiry will be made—expose the
guilty, if any,and exonerate from blame where
none shottlattach. In view of the consent
illation -of this object, and fur the information
of the public in general, we annex the law to
which we allude, in order that any desiring to
do so, may avail themselves of the remedy so
just in itself, and apply to the Court at its next
sitting, lust at bend, for the purpose pet forth
in 80 `.:.::;:tt et the law of 1850, pamphlet laws
tor that 'year, p, 694, being the law by which
the Poor House was created, which, among
other duties, enjoins that the Directors
"Shall at all times when thereto required,
Submit to the inspection and free examination
of such visitors as shall from time to time be
appointed by the Court of Quarter Sessions of
the said county, all their books and accounts,
together with the rents, interest and moneys
payable and receivable by the said corporation
and also an account of all sales, purchases,
donations, devises and bequests its shall have
been made by or to them ; Provided, That no
director shall sell or dispose of any article or
articles to the said poor house during the time
he shall serve as director thereot."
We wish it distinctly tinders trd that the
"visitors" authorized by the foregoing enact
ment are different from that of the Grand Jury
who may also, it' directed by the Court, visit
the I'oor House, and whose functions are sepa
rate from those of the "visitors" just cited. To
send the Grand Jury is merely for them to ex
amine on view the condition of the county pro
perty, its adaptation for the ends it is designed,
the condition or the inmates, Ste.; hut to exam
ine the broke, accounts, and general business
affairs. by a thorough examination, time would
not permit—hence, this duty is assigned to
"visitors," specially appointed for the purpose,
and, in the opinion of the Court, competent to
Neither are we aware of any pressing ne•
cessity, at this time, for sending the Grand
Jury fur purposes designed (or their inspec•
lion. We know the Steward, Mr. Glasgow, as
a gentlemanly, industrious man, indefatigable
in his efforts to fulfil properly his trust. He
is deserving of praise for Ins laud.tble effort to
do all as WI power to curry out the humane
object of the institution. We also know that
he is merely the creature of the pleasure of
the Board of Directors. liable to dismissal at
any moment the caprice of a majority of the
Directors may dictate it. He eats only carry
into effect the designs of the Board as submit
ted to his charge, namely, the general super.
vision of the House, Farm, dtc., as directed by
his superiors in station, i. e. the Directors.
We know not that any luck exists in any of
those departmet:ts under his charge, hence we
do not perceive any necessity for, nor that
good can he derived from a Grand Jury jaunt
to the Poor House estate at this time of hit..
But it is not so in regard to the financial af
fairs ol the Directors. The public's suspicion
is ju+tly aroused. A judicial investion, we
think, is important, and will probably be de
manded in manner set forth by law licbro cit.
el, which we deem much more proper for the
obtainment of the object desired than harsh
newspaper assertions, which only excite ani
mosity, engender strife, oft do injustice, seldom
effect much goad, and settle no question cur.
rectly. • . .
learn from a relitiale source that Direc
tor Green, in extenuation of his deed, in selling
his produce to the inatitutiou in the manner
he did, pleads ignorance of the law prohibit
ing said sale,—also justifies the act, alleging
that similar conduct was heretofore frequently
practiced by previous Directdrs ; thus disclo
sing, if true, official malleasame not before
luwwn 01, nor even suspected, disreputable in
theory, and reprehensive in practice. That an
investiga*u is necessary, is self-evident and
apparent. The public's interest demand i,t—
the Directors should court it.
We ask, how else are the people to know
how touch per bushel Director Green charged
for his wheat and cloverseed, and price per
head for his sheep? This is stoically conceal.
ed in tha Poor House archives, where none can
FWAW.l)utibe ..intribis..estneerited.,or. the
nol no! deception, he known, would immedi
ately ensue. The servile Clerk to the Board
we are creibly informed, was inquired of, in
reference thereto, by a gentleman tax-payer,
and good as his answer, that it was his busi
ness to keep a clone mouth, which was till that
could be obtained from that source. Title we
think easily explained; both functionaries
stand alike in the matter of selling wheat, us
stated in the Report. The ono is a producer
the other a buyer on speculation. The trans
actions between those parties were probably
managed, not exactly as stated by 'lnquirer'
in his communication, i. e.. 'Baptist help Baps
tint,' but with a slight variation,—thus, Bap
lirlo help Pedo, and l'edo help Baptist° ; Glue
conveniently accommodate both to speculation
-and buying the making of the reports, could
conveniently fix it, that nobody could know ;
and 80 tI ei k ,ve thus far succedtd. If the trine
action was a lair and honest one, why not ex
plain? Why is a close mouth so necessary in
the case? The answer, we think, is plain—
they dont want it known. That in fixing their
mice, they had in view the fatness of the Trett.
suary,—saying, 'Treasury; thou art laden with
treasure, and fur our nuke thou must bleed W
piously, and minister to our desires,'—hence
the necessity lbr the secret is the Report.
For the Huntingdon Journal and its an,
invents readers, and patrons send greeting•
POOR HOUSE AFFAIRS.
THE OTHER SIDE.
By this time I suppose you have con
cluded me not only dead, but buried and
covered up under the rubbish and low
ribaldry of the Journal and Herald.
Well lam still among the living, the
assaults and charges of bitter enemies to
the contrary notwithstanding—thought it
would be better to wait awhile, and not
intrude myself before the public hastely,
so that they might undisturbed let ofl their
pent up rage—the stream however still
continues to now, and it is now evident
that a set purpose to poison the minds of
their readers againit the writer has been
jointly agreed on. There are three things
which are very serious obstacles in the
way of this issue, which would seem to
be the writers misfortune, the first is, n
feud stirred up against E itor's them.
selves precludes a fair and impartial hear
ing through their columns, and as it is
their i,articular calling to write (having
sole control of the press) of course they
will have the last u'or•l; secondly, unpar.
donable sins are never forgiven, and the
board of Director., are guilty of that crime
forsooth. in having our last annual re
port published in two other County pa
pore, and lastly the author not being in
receipt of either the Journal or Herald
seldom knows only from hearsay, (occa
sionally seeing a copy) what is the regu
lar burden of their song, would here men
tins one fact in reference to the justice of
' our course as regards the printing, it
would be well to remember how cordially
the Journal last fall endorsed the Union
) County ticket, and then all of a sudden
dropped two of our prominent Candidates
end fought the ticket throughout the cam
paign and that successfully too, as to the
Herald's readers, they are like Angels
visits, few and far between.
Had made up my mind to take no no
tice of its mean denominational spite,
believing that with all considerate and re
spectable leaders, his ebulitions of rage
would be clearly seen, and properly esti
mated, will say however, that if his friend
Enquirer will come out from behind his
ambuscade and give to the public his full
length portrait like an open and manly
enemy, then and not till then, will his
queries be attended to, and if he is any.
body responsible, and not the veritable
Editor of the Herald himself, all will be
right, my reply of course will appear in
the Herald, as friend Lutz will remember
that he very courteously tendered his col.
umns to any and all who might chose to
reply, I accept with thankfulness his kind
oiler, desire the Herald's corresponden t
to understand that as a Director of the
Poor, [have no concealments to make,
favors to ask, or frowns to fear.
The Journal having endorsed for the
most part, the Herald's low witticisms
and I may say malignant attacks against
myself, goes still farther and would crim
enate the Steward also with malpractices
in theaffairs of the institution and cotn
plict•.y with ethers in carrying out spec
ulations. have concluded therefore, to lay
before the public a few thoughts by way
of self defence, take my final leave, and
let them mock on.
Need I say, that the laws of Penna.,
provides good and wholesome checks on
all disbursing officers for the prevention
of fraud in the settlement of accounts.—
Now the board of Auditors of Hunting
don County, having examined all the
bills and vouchers pertaining to the affairs
of the Alms House in said county during
the past year, say, in their certificate
.ithat they find them correct." Now I
submit it to the good sense of every citi
zen and tax payer in the County if the
board of Directors or any of them, from
year to year must be dragged before the
public to make explanations at the dictum
of every 111 natured scribbler who may
chose to canvass and endeavor to unset
tle that which has already been settled
according to law—would it not in the
very nature of the case be a work of Su
pererogation—true, the right of every one
to investigate, and that with rigid scruti
ny, the doings of all public officers, is read.
sly conceded, but then common courtesy
demands that all criticisms on the conduct
11101.4..1 1.11114 eIIIU
denunciator) tone, dealing for the most
part in hard limes, hard speeches and
low personal au% ks, striving to make 'the
impression abroad that my religious and
political prejudices are constantly blen•
ded and ever active to cal ry out this all
prominent feature, I let this pass for what
it is worth. My friend Mr. Brewster pre
sumes that this cunning Kenzie must
have had some sinister ieetive in going
in for Glasgow's appointment for steward,
and as a practical farmer this same smart
Kenzie, ah, and Gibbony too, knew right
well that Glasgow was no how suited for
the place assigned, because he was only a
Saddler to trade, wonderful reason indeed
well the same objection it one at all, lies
against a former Steward, but what was
right then is all wrong note--but then the
Journal has made a small mistake, Mr.
Glasgow was in his younger days a farm
er. and is now at this present film a capi
tal one. Come down and see for your
self what improvements he has made du
ring his brief sojourn at old Fort Shirley.
Now his appointment in the first place
was fortified by many of the very best
names in the County, including Judges of
the Court, strong and influential Repub
licans too, in fact men of all grades and
professions, were among those who urged
his appointment (times are at hand)
aside from all this, the present condition
and appearance of the farm and products
of last year detailed in our last report,
speak for themselves, suppose the Editor
of the Journal examine the reports of '55
and '56, then compare the products of
those years with last, presume he would
be somewhat enlightene d.
then the outcry constantly reiterated a s
regards the extravagant expenditures may
do well enough for the purposes in' ended,
but how are the facts, let any one who is
curious to kris v for themselves, examine
the expenses in surrounding Counties du
ring she past year, and they will find
ivavier expenses footed up, than we have
exhibited, if I had space here would show
th m facts and figures.--Now Mr. Brew
ster ought to know if ho don't, that last
I year the directors had almost every thing
to purchase for the support of the inmates,
besides a number of expensive and neces
nary articles of furniture for the constantly
increasing demand of the house, as well
• as supplies for time farm, then look too, at
• the exceeding high prices that ruled ev
• ery thing last season.
Now if it was sin of malfeasence in
this wonderful crafty Kenzie to sell the
Steward claverseed. wheat, &c., why did
not the quality Auditors reject the whole
bill at odce, they are the sworn °Skiers
ef law to stand guard at the door of the
so great a viola
't to pace that the (fivicational.
treasury, again if
tion of law, how c
self same violatto ere practi . ced by _
other Directors a wards/ with imps , At a meeting of the School Directors,
nity, before I had onnection with the and Citizens of Caeoville, held in the
board (see former ts) I merely men- Seminary Hall, on Wednesday, March
tion this, not in j ation of violated 31st, the following resolutions showing
law, but simply to :hat all this Oar- , how nobly the people of that village ap•
mor has been ind from other, than preciate the efforts of good teachers, were
law loving motiv the parties agrie• unanimously adopted.
ved will be at the te to call at the ' Resolved, That we tender our thanks TILE DEFEAT OF LECOMPTON.
Poor House and eine the bills on file, to James W. Hughes Esq , for the able Washington, Thursday, April 1 1858.
they will then findt those sales corn- , and efficient manner in which he has The final struggle on Lecompton attsacted
planned of were unthe market price at served us in the capacity of !encher of
an immense crowd to the House this inorning.
the time, regret thte Clerk, (Henry our school. We have found him Thor
er- Never have I seen the floor so full or the mem .
Brewster Esq., anlather of the Editor ! ough in every department, and, without : b:trs in so much commotion ...hell the SP.. -
of the Journal) on i togive the quan• 1 injury to his dignity he has enhanced the tier's rap called them to order, as the minute
titles and price, burl assured it was , advantages of th , school room by coup• ~ ..d of the 11,01
not done with int. to conceal facts, 1 ling with them the kind and gentle
noon. Everybody vr:9t stand . iog talking
. to h
clock indicated the hour of
other cases in this e account (examine manly deportment of a sincere friend—a else, except Mr Giddtngs, who . , wi . t
it) stand precisely ilar. zealous but generous teacher. 'Ye hope
his chair, contemplating the scene with the
K. L. GREENE. the same good success may attend hint 18 1:i ' s in ;r i n l y dY heed thrown back, was r eelining m
air of a man who had seen stormier times
Three Springs, I'., 31, '5B. forever. ! than this, and was not to be disturbed by a
Resolved, That it is with the mos t passing squall like this Lecompton flurry ; and
sincere regret that we part with the tal i Gen. Quitman, who sat as usual, quietly rea
ented, orderly, pleasing teacher, and la- ; ding, the impersonation of dignity. gravity and
dy like, graceful, and obliging friend who propriety, wholly unmoved by the tumult
has been at the head of our temple de- around him ; and lastly, Eli Thayer, who, with
his head on his breast and his'hands in his
partment for the last few months, Miss
pockets, W. pacing up and down the side of
E. M. Faulkner has a host of friends here the hall with the air of ii conspirator whose
and the recollections she leaves behind 1 hour for action is close at hand.
her are none but the most pletising. We 1 Active among the throng were the leading
part with her only because we must, and i Senators on both sides, of whom Mr. Bigler
we wish heartily that she may return. I was particularly conspicuous in his efforts to
To a servant so faithful, and a friend so strengthen the wavering and reclaim the cr•
estimable we do not like to say .r good ring. I did not nofice an Thei r y Cabinte rfe ffiinet ocers on
' the floor this mond. rence on
bye," and must be allowed to hope that '
previous mast ms has been 83 much noticed
it may not be -forever." by the press that I suppose they have grunts
Resolver!, That these resolutions be shy of showing themselves.
offered for publication in the County pa-
pers, and that a copy be sent t't Mr Speaker's nerves of his temper were
evidently out of order. He rapped with un.
Hughes •and Vliss Faulkner. common vehemence, in his efforts to subdue
-.= the buzz in the House. "Gentlemen will come
"tu order! Gentlemen will take their seats I
" Conversedon is too loud in the hal: I The
"Chair will cell gentlemen by their names if
.. .. ... .
Bar We have;; remarks on the
foregoing pointlespecial pleading, but
can not find roonir them in this week's
issue. We male them hereafter.
1111 r We havceived the American
Agriculturist for ril. This is one of
the largest and b treatises on the sub
ject, and should in the hands of every
fanner. It is p hed at $1 per an
num by Orange d, 189 Water St., New
We have also ived from Mr. Judd
a variety of gardeseeds, for which he
has our thanks, sough they must have
been delayed by e way, stilt they came
in sufficient time
He says that or more packages
of the most valua seeds that can be ob
tained in sufficietiquantity, are annually
offered FREE tool actual subscribers to
Mr Hodges ,o uTiterfeit Bank Note
Detector for A pri is on our table It is
full of valuable (formation to Bankers
and monied men generally. Published
monthly at 411 pe annum
WHAT CRITIENTiEN'S AMEND
''he force of ‘l.. crittenden's amend
ment should be .horoughly understood.
We find in the vashington Union the
following statement of its provisions It is
a fair one is voluminous in terms,
but simple in rictus provisions. It pro..
vides that the Lecompton Constitution
shall be :übinitted to the white male in•
habitants of the 'rerritory, resident there
Nines. ti a majority approve, taco nun ,
ass is to be admitted as a State, by proc
Inflation of the President.
"If, on the contrary. a majority disap
prove. then a Convention is to be called
to frame a new Constitution, which, in
turn. is to be submitted to s like vote of
The Ladies of the Presbyterian Congrega
tion, will have a Supper in the Court House,
on i'nesday evening next the 13th. First week
The election in this
last for borough Uhl
borough on Monday
ieers. resuoted as fol.
*John Whittaker, 120 J. S. Griffith, 96
*Daniel Africa, 108 Alex. Port, 89
*Jas. (loin, big., 113 Greffius Miller, 101
*N. Williams, 125
*Levi Westbrook, 123
*David P. Gwin, 124
*Geo. Glazier, 124
*David Black, 124
*J. Cunningham, 126
*H. Glazier, 127
*David Dunn, 131
*H. Cornprobst, 137
*J. Westbrook, 138
R. A. Miler, 89
Lewis Burgans, 90
Christ. Long, 88
Win. Lewis, 86
Ed. Snare, 87
G. W. Garrettson, 84
E. Bartel, 90
F. H. Lane, 86
H. Lower, 86
*Wei K. Rehm, 130
*John White, 119
Wm. King, 83
P. Swoopo, 47
.11. B. Petriken. 4
Those marked (*) are elected.
Fire at Harrieburg.
On Tuesday night, of the 30th ult.,
a destructive fire %curved, destroying
the Presbyterian Chu Wllv .of which the
Rev. Dr. Dewitt is pastor, together with
some four or five dwellings. Supposed
to be the work of an incendiary.
ler The Sheriff of Huntingdon County
will sell on Saturday the 10th of April 1858,
50 tows lots, Farm and 450 acres of good.
cleared lands—to be sold at Mt. Union. See
We stop the press to announce the glo.
rious news that the State election held in
Connecticut on Monday laot, resulted in a
Republican triumph. The Republican
ticket is elected by lour thousand majority.
and a gain of four Senators and ten Rep.
r esentatives. The thump is complete !
ALL HAIL, CONNECTICUT I I I
The Pennsylvania school Journal
for April has come to hand, filled with mat_
ters of interest to the cause of which it is
the advocate. We think all teachers and
friends of education should have it, when
they can get it for the small sum of $l,OO sir The canal is now in full operation
T. Eirrowes, Lancaster, Pa. Post. are loading coal at this place.
Earache.—Nix spiri is of camphor sweet oil
and laudaum together, warm, mid pour into
the car a half teaspoonful.
On a Sfrike.—The Journeymen Shoema
era of Philadelphia, now demand a restora
tion of the prices which they obtained before
the recent panic.
Marriage of Cousins.—The Cincinnati Da
ly Gazette states that a bill has passed the
Searle of that State, prohibiting the intermar•
rings of first cousins. The Gazette says that
public sentiment is iu fl.vor of that measure.
Railroad Depot Destroyed by Fire.—Phila.
delphia, March 27.—The passenger depot or
New Jersey Central Railroad at Philipsburg
was totally destroyed by fire this morning.—
The fire caught from the sparks of the locum•
Company tier passenger tare, at tlonamyibuPg
ticket office, for the year 1857, was $14,324 30
at Altoona $27,242 04, at Tyrone $14,583 0I:
at Huntingdon $16,101 75.
Death in Chambersburg.—The Valley Spirit
notices tic• death of Mr. Geo. S. Eyster, a high
ly respectable citizen of that place, on Thurs
day last. It says : Mr. E. has been for many
years one of our leading merchants, and occu
pied a prominent position as a citizen.
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Hoarseness --Take the whites of two eggs
and bent theta with two spoontulls of white su
gar ; grate in a little nutmeg; then add a pint
of lukewarm water. Stir well and drink often.
Repeat the prescription if necessary, and it
will cure the most obstinate case of hoarseness
in a short time.
say- The Philadelphia Press proclaims—
'Until the Lecompton Constitution -or some
other Constitution shall obtain the content of
the people of Kansas, neither in the eyes of
God or man do they owe it any allegiance, and
would be justified before both in resisting it to
the bitter end.
Dethocratic Meeting al Chicago.—Chicago,
March 31.—A meeting was held, last night
fur the purpose of endorsing the national Ad•
ministration, but it proved a failure. The an•
ti•Lecomptonites, being either strorger in num•
bcr, or in voice, refused to allow the speakers
for the Administrations to proceed.
ear The New York Examiner sums up the
result of the revivals, ascertained from its cor
respondents and exchanges for the last five
weeks, as over twenty thousand conversions,
which is exclusive of tire large number not
specified, and other large numbers not public.
ly mentioned at all.
sir A paper has been in circulation, during
the present week, among the clergymen of
Chicago pledging them to reccom mend to their
respective congregations a meeting on Saturday
'for the purpose of beseeching the Almighty to
interpose in the struggle now going on in
Washington, and prevent the consummation
of the Kansas iniquity.'
SURRENDER Or BILLY BOWLEO9•—The Mad
ison Messenger has reliable information that
Billy Bowlegs 'has surrendered his sword, and
is now at Tampa with his whole party, waiting
the consummation of arrangements now being
made to be transferred to the West. It is
said the old gentleman, was in a shocking rag
ged cond'tion when ho presented himself at
Tampa.' It would seem that the Cow Boy's
didn't give Billy much time to attend to his
par A destructive conflagration occurred
at Clearfield, Pa., on the 25th inst. A stable
upon the lot of W. A. Wallace, Esq., occupied
Sy the Tyrone and Clearfield Stage Company,
was discovered to be on fire, and Irons it the
flames spread to and consumed the
extensive stabling connected with the Man.
sion House, and Clearfield Hotel, and also sev
en buildings occupied for stores, offices and
shops ; the buildings of W. A. Wallace, Esq.,
and B. Spackman.
THE UNION STILL SAFE.
GREAT DEPRESSION IN THE SLAVE.
they do not take their seats r Still the I
boos continued. Groups gathered around
Stephens. and around Montgomery, Grow, G
mer and 'other leading men. Again the Spea
ker rapped and chided his unruly flock. Noth
ing could keep down the excitement. Some
ordinary business was hurried over until the
hour of one arrived, the hour for taking up
the Lecotnpton question. All eyes were turn
ed to the cet.tre of the ball, to the Beat of Ste-
. phen's, who was already on his feet, looking nt
a distance like one of the pages a little taller
than his fellows. He paused a moment as i
Col. Harris of Militia. his deathly pale, corpse
like countenance looking still whiter and more
ghastly from the blackness of. his beard and
hair, was brought into the hall and placed re
chain g in his seat, a striking spectacle ur en.
ery and resolution tiumphat over disease and
-- IrTlirgentieman tram ueurgin, lunp.mut..“
the Speaker, Stephens proceeded to move that
the &nate Kansas bill be taken up. It was
accordingly read a first time rho second
reading was proposed. Mr. Giddieg, in a mo•
meta, was on his feet, saying, "1 object."—
This fairly opended the ball. •
The vote was taken on the question, Shall
the Senate bill be rejected? It was decided
in the negative by a vote of 95 yeas to• 137
Nays. All the Republicans and three Doug
las Democrats (Harris of Illinois, Hickman
of Pennsylvania, and one other) voted in the
affirmative. The bill was read a second time.
Stephens who then had the floor then said that
ho unletatood that the opponents of the bill
had a substitute to offer. Ile had intended to
speak, but would give way to allow the substi
tute to be offered. Mr. Montgomery of Penn.
Sylvania offered the substitue—the Crittenden
amendment with some modifkations which
hod been made at the suggestion of the 11,-
publicails. Gen. Quitman of Mississippi then
offered, as un amendment tt. the substitute, the
original bill, divested of Paugh's amendment.
This was voted dc wn—Yeas 72, Nays 160.
The question waddle!' taken on Montgomery's
motion It was carried—Yeas 120, Nays 112.
The crowded galleries burst into loud applause
Mr. Keitt rose, shaking his head with rage,
and moved that that the galleries be cleared,
but wan finally mollified, and the offence was
suffered to puss with a rebuke from the Spea.
ker. The bill was put upon its final passage
aid passed by the same vote—a majority of
eight against Lecompton. The House imme
j diately adjourned. The defeat of the Admin•
nitration wan enough for one day i for the
nerves of both friends and foes.
ger Ex• Governor Polk, of Missouri, in the
recent Kansas debate in the U. S. Senate, al•
luded sarcastically to the New England etni.
grants who first went to Kansas, as carrying
all their worldly goods in carpet bags. The
St. Louis Intelliger, thereupon, remarks
that, when Polk himself first landed on the
shores of the Mississippi, he had not even
a carpet bag to call his own. He has, prob
ably, forgotten this fact, in his latter pros
perity and swaggering insolence. Of such
stuff as this are Senators made.
NEW LIQUOR BILL.—The house had up
the New Liquor bill, on Wednesday lust, as
reported by the select committe. A corms.
pondeut of the Ledger says :—"The first two
; or three sections passed second reading with
; out amendment. A number were proposed
and voted down. There is a majority in the
House determined to pass the bill as it Caine
from the committee. This measure has been
forced upon the Legislature by the liquor in
terests, and will be put through with the ar
gnment that it was a revenue; that the sale
of liquor cannot be restrained, and that the
the most should be math: Out of it. The Li
quor dealers have their own way new, but
they should beware of arousing the feeling of
prohibition, which has but lately been quiet
Herd new advertisement.,
Senator Bigler in the. Witness
Forney's Press of the 15th last, says :
Senator BteLcu seems ambitious to ventilate
his consistency upon the Kansas question.
Senator BRODERICK put several pertinent quo.
ries to the honorable gentleman a few days
ago, which, according to the telegraph reports
occasioned a 'visible tremor' in the Pennsyl.
We trust that the intrepid Senator frotri Cal•
ifornia will call our model representative its
the highest council chamber of the nation to
the witness stand again. Let Senator BROD
ERICK proceed to the direct examination in
chief, by propounding to the honorable gen.
tleman these important interrogatories:
Did you not, Senator BIGLER, boldly assert
when in Kansas last summer; that if the tea
of the Lecompton Constitution were not• sub
mitted to a fair vote of the people, you would,
whenever that instroment came to Congress,
'vote to kick it out ?'
Did you not distinctly assert that Jot= Cria.e.
1100 N had made to you the propositioir to sub
toit merely the slavery clause, and that this
infamdus proposal you had denounced on the
spot, as we'd as in Philadelphia on your re
If the Senator from California wishes sub.
stantial evidence to sustain the necusatiocs
involved in these searching inquiries, the
is ready, and at hand. Though to the Sena
tor from Pennsylvania, the sensation of turn
ing State's evident,: may naturally produce a
tremor, under the circumstances, still the cause
of justice imperatively demands that he should,
however reluctantly, assume the position, and
tell 'the truth, the whole truth, and nothing
but the truth.'
GIDDINESS AND lINADAeIIE.--TlieSo pains
and disaerceable feelings ore kenerally symp
toms of some other complant ; such as dyspep
sia, apoplexy, and various others, all of which
are caused by corrupt noxious matter, clogging
the various circulations;, hence, n stream or
rush of blood to the head, and by the excite
ment a great pressure on the brain. (Addl.
ness, headache, loss of memory, dimness of
sight, and various other complaints are the re
sult. Thus it viii •be sect' that all the above
distressing maladies owe their origin to the
blood. Dr. Morse's Indian ltoot Pills are
acknowledged to be the only medicine that will
thoroughly purify. the blood. 'They enter the
blood, and follow the stream of lire on its jour•
ney through the system. They root put all
foulness and impurity, and drive out every un
healthy obstruction. They should be tail t 3
every 'tight in sufficient quantities to operate
briskly, by commencing with two pills on go
ing to bed, three the next night, flair the next;
it the systems ire not removed, commence
again with two pills and go up as Wore. Con
tinuo in like manner until the blood is thor
oughly purified, and all pain and distress is en
Obtain one of his free shunt's., and read
the history of Dr. Norse's father, and how this
medicine was introduced.
Beware of a counterfeit of these
low wrappers. All go wino are in blue wrap
pers, with the signature of A. J• White & Co
on each box. Price 25 cents. Sold by all
dealers in medicines.
digirk Lt , lelcrkle of the estimation iu
writers on law, &c., in this country, we will
give a letter received by hof. De Grath from
John Livingston. Esq., Editor of the well
known Monthly Law 'Magazine, 157 Broadway
New York. a word of ouch testimony is of more
weight ntnottg the best classes of the country.
than volumes from unknown sources
GIRA an Hover Phila., May 7th, 1855.
Prof. Charles He Grath—l lively give it as
my opinion that your "Electric Oil" is among
among the most wondetful remedies of modern
times. At the earliest rebuest of a lady who
alleged elm had been relieved of n must pain
ful affection by its use, I was induced to try a
bottle, though at the time of purchasing, I ful
ly believed it to he a quack medicine and a
catch.peLny humbug. But a trial convinces
me that it dues possess a magic power, and its
use will prove it blessing to sulli:ring humanity..
1 recently took a cold from sleeping in damp,
sheets. and my neck became so swollen and
painful, that I could not turn my head.
After using, without success, everything pre
scribed by my physician, I last evening tried
your Electric Oil. This mooting I atu well,
the relihf having been as complete as it Was
instantaneous. Yours very truly,
Editor Monthly Low Magazine,
137 Broadway & 120 W. 14th S.. N. Y.
Mr. Livingston belongs to the old wealthy
and Wily respectable families of the first set
tlers of New York. Any one can address him
on the Subject of the above letter, which will
be answered with pleasure.
Caution--.—There are numerous imitations
sprung up on the reputation that my article
has acquired. The public must must beware..
fhey are worthless.
Haut RESTOILATIVE.—We are pleased to be
able to record the satisfaction of uur patrons,
after trial of an article advertised in our col.
tunes. We have the satisfaction to know sev.
eral of our readers who have used Prof. Woods
flair Restorative, and pronounced it to be just
what the advertisement says it is. We have
several personal acquaintances too, who were
gray headed—they have tried it, and new their
hair is restored to its original color, and they
willingly add their testimony to its efficacy,
and will give further information to others do•
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we advise all who do not wish to appear gray
headed, to use Wood's Hair Restorative.—
bar Does any of our high livers over eat
too much dinner ? If any of our renders have
cooks who tempt their appetite a little too far
I will tell them a secret that will lead them 1 0
the enjoyment of their dinners without a visit
from that gouty old gentleman—Dyspepsia.
Taken dose of Dr. Sanford's Invigorator af.
ter casing, and you will never be troubled with
indigestion; but on the contrary, before the
next meal time approaches the appetite will
be sharpened to appreciate any kind of food..
If the food rises or sours, the Invigorator will
fix the matter right at mute, for there is some
thing in it that, to use the expression of a
friend, will let a man eat gravel stenos, and
take the invigorator and they will digest. We
have iried it in double doses; on ono or two oc
casions, for sick headache and 'Nets like a
What we want to say to our readers, young
ur old, is, if anything ails you, go without de.
lay and get a bottle of Dr. Sandford's luvigo•
r otor, and if it don't cure come and tell us,
for we Went to See one person that it will not