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Editor and Proprietor,
Wednesday Morning August 4, 1858,
The Circulation of the Hun
tingdon Journal, is great
er than the Globe and Am
FOR SUPREME JUDGE.
JOHN M. READ,
FOR CANAL COMMISSIONER,
WILLIAM E. FRAZER,
OF FAYSTTE COUNTY.
CLUBBING WITH MAGAZINES.
The Huntingdon Jouttxm, for one year, and
either of the Magazines for the sane period
will be sent to the address of any subscriber
to be paid in advance as follows :
The Journal and Godey's Lady's Book, for
one year, $3 30
The Journal and Graham's Magazine, for
Tim Journal and Emerson's Magatine and
Putnant's Monthly, for one year, $3 30
The Journal and Frank Leslie's Flintily
Magazine and Gazelleof Fashion, fur one year
The Journal and Lady's Home Magazine,
for one year, $2 75
Vie Journal and Peterson's Magazine, for
one year, $2 75
The Journal and Atlantic Monthly, for one
year, $3 50
Da. C. W. MOORE,
GEORGE W. JOHNSTON,
R. B. WIGTON,
WM. P. ORBISON.
INDEX TO ADVERTISEMENTS.
A. H, C. lkocken.
Dentist.—Dr. R. A. Miller.
in hera r•tv.tre nmelr
The Golden Prize.
A Prize for Everybody.
Foundry.—R. C. McGill.
Cloth-Cleaning —Zachanah Johnson.
Portable Fence—H. Corniirobst.
Drugs.—McManigel & Smith.
Wigs & Toupees.—Geo. Thurgaland
Sewing Machine.—Grover & Baker.
Cook Stove.—Call at this Office.
To Merchants and Farmers.
Dr. Hardman.—To Invalids.
Dr. John McCulloch.
Burr Mill Stones.
Dry Goods.—Fisher & McMurtne.
Nicholas' Bank Note Reporter.
Hardware.—J. •A. Brown.
Dentist. —Dr. J. it. Huyett.
Attorneys.—Scott & Brown.
Paper Hanging.—llowell & Bro's.
Letter Coppier for sale.
Lindsey's Blood Searcher.
Dry Goods.—D. P. Gwin.
Foundry.—Cunningham & Bro.
Dry Goods &c•—David Grove.
Attorney.—T. P. Campbell.
Consumption.—G. W. Graham.
Suffer not.—l. Summerville.
Dr. H. K. Neff.
Attorneys. —.Wilson & Petnkin.
Duponco's Golden Pills.
Farmers and Working men, are you
prepared to go to the polls on Saturday
afternoon and see to it that good men are
sent up to the County Convention on
Tuesday next? Have you talked over
the matter and determined to be represen
ted by delegates whom you con trust Re
member what we said to you last week.
Be vigilant. Dont be deceived by the
old intriguers Let nothing divert your at
tention and efforts from the grand object--
a county ticketireshfrom your own ranks
Bear in mind that nothing short of such
a ticket can be just to you, consolidate the
Peoples party and ensure success. Such
a ticket will relieve our party of the hun
gry peck that have annoyed it for years.
They like all beasts of prey, will no doubt
howl over their disconfeiture. Let them
hcrwl. The sound will not be half as dis
tressing to honest ears as the meanings of
shame and fierce screams of indignation
that must follow their suocas in the Con
vention, But we have no fears. The
"rule or ruin" demagogues of Old Ilun.
tingdon wore shorn of their power ro do
mischief last fall. A faithful discharge of
duty next Saturday evening will consign
them to long merited oblivion; or if kept
in remembrance, it will only be as a war
ning to others wha may hereafter (rave the
audacity to work in their harness.
THE NEW ELD 0 RAD 0 OP THE WEST.
The late discovery of gold in and about
Frazer river has created intense excite
ment. This river runs through the South
Nkr.st corner of British America, and omp
ties into the Gulf of Georgia. The ter
ritory is under the control of the Hudson
Bay Company—a vast monopoly, having
the exclusive right of trade &o. in this re
gion. The agents are insolent and exact
thing, and serious diffgulties are appre
hended between them and the miners. The
immigra ion now flowing into this coun
try is immense. Sten veers leave San
Francisco daily, laden with passengers,
provisions, and mining implements. Bu
siness in the sea-ports of Ca Hernia, is e x
ceedingly brisk. Merchants, who, n short
time ago, were well nigh ruined, on ac-
I count of not being able to dispose of their
stock, are now realizing large fortunes
from the exorbitant prices which every
thing they have to sell commands. Hou
ses, which a few weeks since could easi
ly be rented for five hundred dollars per
month, can now be had for twenty-fiv e ,
awing to the Frazer river gold excitement
drawing all those away who can possibly
leave. Persons who have contracts of la
bor to fulfill, are likely to sustain heavy
losses. Laborers in Oalifornia are, conse
quently. in Right demand, and can get al
post any wages they may ask,
The money-making fever has already
extended to the Eastern States. Compa
nies of eight and ten are departing for
this modern Ophier es rapidly as their
mans and the 'nodes of conveyance will
permit. Every verse: than. leaves New
York is crowded witl; passengers going io
seek their fortunes in the wilds of the far
Western frontier. Frazer river is repor
ted to be very high at present, thereby di
minishing, until it falls, the onortunity of
rapidly acquiring large amounts of the
precious metal. Truly this must be the
golden age "Westward the star of em
pire takes its course."
$9 v 0
air Emersons Magazine and Putnum's
monthly, for the month of July is now be
fore us. This magazine is published by
Otiksmith & co, of New York,. at $3 per
annnm in advance. This is one of the
kea.bMAY' eNi ogfirnnglY tr 'pity!
car Peterson's Bank Note Detector
for August is now before us. This is a
very neat got up reliable detector of coun
terfeit Notes, , Pablisbed monthly and
weekly by T. B. Peterson & Brothers
.9merican Jigriculturist.—This peri
odical fur this month is now before us. It
is an excellent number, giving a vast deal
of valuable information to all classes inter
ested in the culture of the soil. The
same work is also published in the German
language, both containing the same mat
ter: and at the same Price, $1 per annum.
Published by Orange Judd A. M., New
Q7' Nicholas' Bank Note Re porter for
August is now before us,. This is a perlid
ical published in New York, monthly,
Semi monthly and weekly at 82, and $3
per annum. We have not had time to
particularly examine this Detector, but
have no doubt but it is correct.
SUNDAY SCHOOL CELEBRATION
The Right of Search.
This question, between the United ,
Stares and the British Governments, is
settled as to the principle. The ground
is; that no government vessel either nation
has a right to search, Interrupt or in any
way molest, any trading vessel belonging
to or sailing under the proper authority of
the other nation. But neither a Brittish
flag nor the American will protect a pri
vate. The marrauder, heisting the flag of
a friendly power cannot thereby shield
himself from capture. Onty the vessel re
belonging to the country will be pro
tected by the flag. how then may a pi
rate or slaver be seized, since any one can
raise any flag ? It is on sea just as on the
pablic streets. A constable may seize any
man he meets, under the allegation that ,
he is a murderer or robber. If he is real
lv such, the officer is sustained. But if ,
the person flanged is an honest. peaceful
man, the officer must suffer. He acts un •
eer a responsibility, and must beware that
he meddles not to the injury or annoyance
of an innocent and peaceful man.
So with these constables on the mean.
They have a work to do, They must
seize robbers, But let them beware. If
they interfere with honest commerce, they
are held responsible. Let them then have
good evidence of the evil character of the
craft, before they stop it and search it.
Prof. Morse sails for Europe with
his family, on Saturday, the 24th inst., to
be gone a year or more. The Professor,
it is stated has already received the first
installment of the 880,000 presented to
him by the European governments for his
A FEW PLAIN WORDS FOR THINK•
Whilst it is emphatically true that the
producing and buisiness classes—farmers,
merchants mechanics nod laborers, menu
facturers, merchants arib traders-- have
the mostvital interests at stake in the leg
islation of the country, it is equally true, and
as strange as it is true, that these classes, for
the most part, submit the making of out
lows, not to their own class, but to the non
producing classes, to third rate lawyers
and physicians &c., or worse yet, gentle
man idlers, mare drones in society who
produce nothing to increase the wealth or
happiness of the country, but having like
leeches to the body politic, subsil on pub
lic patronage and often grow rich by pub
lic plunder. No wonder we have so much
unwise and unrightous legilatton, so many
corruptand demoralizing judicial decisions
No wonder our hall of legislation have be
come the theatres of briberp, peculation
and brutal outrage ! No wonder our
Courts, once justly regarded as the sane.
tuary of righteous judgment, aro fast be
ing degraded into vile party engines, in•
strument, of tyrany instead of ministers
of Justice! No wonder, we say, that mis
government is oppressing our people, dis
gracing our country and endangering our
' free institution. If we will suffer unprin•
cipled speculators and political prostetut
es--fellows too proud too work with head
or hand at any honest or useful calling--
to worm they way. into the most respon
sible offices in our gift, we take flee conse
quences. If we will be guilty of t his
short sighted, this criminal indifference to
the character of our rulers, we must suffer
,for our folly. We should not expect vir
tunas conduct from harlots; nor can we
hope for wise, unselfish legislation from
venal legislators, professional office hen
tors who seek a sent at Harrisburg or
Washington, not for the purpose of correc
ting present abuses and making wholesom
1 laws, but for the purpose•o/ making Im
-1 ncy by selling themselves to every rotten
corporation that applies for legislative fa
, vor,and to every unh fly project that hon
est men would reject with scorn.
We have not time to pursue the un
, pleasent subject further at present. Our
consolation in the faced of this dark picture,
' is, that our party has lieen comparatively
free of the fo fly and crime of selecting
' unworthy men to office; and we feel an
' abiding confidence that the Peoples pi
ty now about to perfect its organization
under favorable ctrcumstances, will wipe
; era every mistake heretofore made by the
opponents of J,ocyfogoismin ,thirti r fi n
virtue ana intelligence of the voters of the
' con ty. We believe they are fully sensi
ble of the responsibility the circumstances
impose, of choosing honest and capable
l ' delegates to the County Convention—men
of principle who can not 'ea tampered with
by demagogues, but who will discharge
their duty faithfully and nominate an ac
ceptable ticket, composed of good and true
men, "fresh from the ranks of the people"
---men who have inttervsts in common with
their neighbors and fellow-citizens, and
who will discharge their of duties with
simple fidelity, and return to their constitu
ents with hands unsullieti by bri
bery. Alteclt a ticket will unite all the op
ponents of Locolocoisin. We promise our
earnest and best support; and it will attract
hundreds of honest democrats who have
become disgusted with the hypocrisy and
Jesuiteistn of the party which has hereto
fore deluded them with the nwite of De•
wocracy, while its actors of late years have
belied all its professions and blasted all the
industrial interests of the country.
1 had the pleasure of being present at a
celebration given by the Colerain and Me
chanicsville Sunday School on Saturday'
the 81st inst, and knowing that many of
your readers are Sunday School teachers
and Schollars. I have thought it expedi
ent to send you a short sketch of the Cole
rain Celebration for publication that they
might know the interests manifested in the
good cause by the people of the above
mentioned neighborhoods. The Coleratn
Sunday School under the superintendence
of Mr. H. NI: Sharpe, assembled in their
School-room at the hour of 9 o'clock A. AL
whets they formed in procession and mar
ched a short distance up the road to meet
the Mechanicsville Sunday School under
the superintendence of J, W. Mattern
Esqr. The procession thus augmented.
marched in an orderly manner to a grove
a short distance off—beautiful and enchan
ting as that celebrated by Horace as the.
home of the Nymphs,—where a stand had
beer. erected and very tastefully adorned
with wreaths and flowers, and comfortable
seats prepared for the schools and visitors.
One of the Superintendents gave out a
hymn, and in a moment the f orest resoun
ded with the sweet old strain. .There is a
happy land." Mr. David Stewart being
chosen chairman of the meeting introdu- an
o ne time of holding the delegate
red Dr. flapper,—late missionary to Chi- ' election on Saturday next will be in the
nn—to the audience. The exercises were Borough of Huntingdon at 7 o'clock
then opened by au appropriate and ear- the evening, and in the different election
nest prayer by Dr. Hopper.
, districts throughout the connty, between
After another hymn was sung Dr, Hap- the hours of 2 and 6 o'clock in she after
per made eloquent and instructive addreas, 'noon. By order of the Co. Committee.
on the present condition of the Chinese,
thus striving to awaken a missionary corm weather is now very wet.
it in the mindstand hearts of the children.'
At the close of his address Mr. John
Stonebraker, marshal of the day dismissed
the schools, permitting the schools to a
muse themselves, on the swings which had
been put up for the occasion, until the
ble !Would be spread. In a shalt time they
were again formed in procession and mar
ched to the table, which was • loaded with
good things of such a lathy as to tempt
the appetite of the most fastidious.
After the children had been helped by
their teachers, to as much as they could
eat, they were permitted to enjoy them
selves as they pleased in the grove, while
the table was filk I time after time until
all were satisfied. I was informed that
more than five hundred persons partook of
a boon tiful repast, and a large amount of
provisions still remained. At two o'clock
P. 11.1 all were again assembled and uni
ted in singing a hymn of praise. Some
of the speakers being absent from indispo
sition and other causes, the chairman cal.
led on, J. D. Brown, Superintendent of
the Franklin Union Sunday School to ad
dress the audience. His remarks to the
teachers tvere extemporaneous, and con
sequendy brief. Dr, Rapper followed
with some remarks to both teachers and
parents ; and after the benediction was
pronounced many departed, to their homes
while others stayed to spend the remain
' der of the day in the grove. A spirit of
harmony and good feeling prevailed thro'
the entire exercises of the day : and
doubtless all will recall with pleasure the
Sunday School celebration of 1858.
Wtitaen on the death of Charles H. Leah
bart who died, MeConnellstown Huntingdon
Co. May sth 1858.
Dearest Brother thou hast left no.
Here thy loss we. deeply feel,
But God'that bath bereft on,
He can all our sorrows heal.
Brother thou want mild and lovely,
Gentle as the summer's lireeze,
Pleasant ns the air of evening
When it floats among the trees.
Peaceful! be thy silent slumber
Peaceful! in thy grave so low, •
Thou no more wilt join our number,
Thou no more our songs shalt know.
Yet again we hope to meet thee,
When the day of life is fled,
Then in heaven with joy to greet thee,
Where no farewell tear is shed.
J. C. Leabhart
Western lowa, July 20th, 1850.
On I'l'lll (t 4
Bow The Money is Sqandered.
The Harrisburg Telegraph says: it will
be recollected by most of our readers,
what vast sums of money were constantly
drawn from the State Treasury to con
struct and keep in operation the new Port
age Railroad, a unless affair throughout.
Since this branch of the State itnprove
manta bus eotne into possession of the
Pensylvania Railroad Company, the Por
tage coat has been dismantled; the rails
have been removed, the cross ties will
soon be talon up and, nothing but the gra•
fled bed of the road will remain to tell
where it has been. A correspondent of
the Sandy Dispatch says :---
..The history of this Portage road is a
chronicle of frauds and .impositions upon
tax parrs of this Cotnmouwealth, which
can never hilly unraveled. It was built
after the Pennsyvania Railroad was in full
operation, ostensibly to compete w,th the
latter but really a grand political job.—
The minute of some of our legislatures
will tell how much everything was over
charged; how Canal Commoners were
supposed to have been Implicated in the
corruptim, and how contractors • get im
mensely wealth 3 by obtaining pay for
what they never furnished. It teas the
great least at which the politicians of Cam
bria county and Blair sucked until the
treasury teas exhausted. Two millions
of dollars were added to the permanent
State debt by the coustrgation of this road
now dismantled, and likely to be forever
Mrs. Cunningham .9gain.—The fa
mous (or infamous) John J. Eckel has
married the Mrs, Cunninuham, and . They
are now living together as of old in New
York city. Eckel is the proprietor of a
fat•luelting established which has recently
been indicated as a nuisance—a rather bad
omen for the honeymoon.
FRANKLIN COUNTY.—The oppo
sition county convention on Monday lost
nominated Hon. David F. Robinson for
Congress, and Col. A. K. M'Clure for
Assembly. The Congressional conferees
were instruced for Mr. Robinson. George
IV. Zeieler and 3. H. Criswell were ap
pointed Delegates to the next State Con
vention—the former Senatorial and the
Visit Ore Report.
The pebple are anxious to see this re
port. As delay cannot change the facts
fairly made out in the investigation. we
hope the order of court will be complied
with, and the public mind relieved of sus
pense. IVe have informed lurself minute
ly of the whole proceedings through Intel
gent and reliable gentlemen present at
lie examinoiion of the visitors; but we
hove declined to publish unofficial state
ments, however very ions believing the
official report would in due time appear.
Our Colored brethren, will hold their
Camp meeting on the 18th. of this too.
FINED • --A married resident of Bristol,
corm., has been fined $6 and the costs
for pinching his it ife in bed. His de
fence was that she threw her leg that way
and hit a boil from 'vhich he was suffering
and that he merely stuck out to save him
,elf. Two lawyers on each side wero en
DESPEII ATE ATTEMPT TO ESCAPE FROM
PRlSON.—Edward Norton, convicted a year or
two since by the Mercer County Court, of bur
n.lary and other crimes, and sentenced to thir
ty years hnprisonment, made a desperate at
tempt to escape Wednesday afternoon. It
seems that Mr. Snyder, ono of the deputy lies.
pers, went into Norton's cell to nttend to
some business which he was engaged in,
when Norton rushed past him armed with
a large butcher knife, and proceeded down
the corridor into the rotunda, passing two
other keepers, and threatening them until
he reached the front iron door of the ro
tunda which was locked. He was order
ed to stop and surrender, but refused and
threatened to kill tie first person who ap
proached him, Nluskets were obtained
by the officers, who fired at the prisoner,
wounding him in the arm. Norton still
refused to surrender, and it was only when
the musket was brought to a deadly aim
that the ruffian dropped the knife and per
mitted himself to be taken. Norton is a
most oesperaie man, and if he had not
•been met in a resolute manner, the conse
quences would have been terrible.—New
nor-Kennett y's Bank Note Review,
one of the best Counterfeit Detectors now
published weekly semi weekly and month
ly, may be had for $2, $1,50 and $l. by
sending to J. W. Kennedy, Pittsburg,
ts€9,„A laUy not long sine..., commenced
suit in the Common Plea. Court at Ra
venna, Ohio, for $5OOO damages for a
breach of marriage cuitract. 'the defen
dant answered tsat he had agreed to mar
ry, that he never refused, and was willing
to comply with his convect. Ile g ot a li
cense arid a justice of the peace, h o went
WA!'" i i rg ,., soliqußfirealla:sm in tinlik'i fie
matter over, and finally concluded to dis
miss the case and pay the costs,.
Ex-Govenson PORTER. W. find the
following item going the newspaper round,
but do not know whether there is any truth
-Ex Governor Porter, having become
surety iri n contract with the War detin
ment to furnish for the Utah ox 'edition
50,000 bushels of corn (grain of 18500 01
eighty cimts per bushel, and the contrac•
tor having sloped, is liable to be held re
sponsible for the difference in cost."
COX and Williams, convicted of
murder on board the brig Albin, are to be
hung August 27.
KANSAS.—St. Louis, Wednesday, July 28th,
—Leavenworth advices of the 26th have been
received per United States Express to Boonville
A man named John B. Scoggins; notorious no
the leader of a band of horse-thieves mid rob
bers in the South, has been arrested in that
city, and messengers have been sent to Fort
Scott to procure evidence against him. Several
murders are charged to have been committed
by Scoggins, both in Fort Scott County and on
the Big Blue.
OW" Said a woman to an old maid 'My
husband is not so good a husbna as be
should be, but he is a powerful sight
better than none.'
sir 'I have not loved lightly,' as the
mnn said when he married a women
weighing three hundred pounds.
TOWN VS COUNTRY.—WS notice as the
wares weather grows apace, the denizens
of pent up cities seek the unbrageous
shades and sylvan scenes of the rural por
tions of the country; per contra. the in
habitants of the country and dwellers among
the enchanting scenery of nature, having
a little leisure time, after gathering in the
fruits of the earth, turn their attention ci
ty ward, for recreation or business purpo
ses. To all such, perhaps no city to the
uniott possesses so many charms as the
City of Penn, with its many objects of beau
ty mid art, Its magnificent water-works, its
Academy of Music, Acudemy of Natural
Science, Art Unions, Picture Galleries,
Parks, Cemeteries, etc,; and last, though
not least, that link between the present
and glorious past, that revered relic of tho
"times that tried men's souts,"---Old Inde
pendence Hall. All are objects of unit
sual interest to tinrintelligein visitor, ate
viewing which, a few minutes might be
profitably spent in the Hair Dressing Sa
loons of George Thurgaland, No. 29
South Sixth St., between Chestnut and
Market, in admiring the light and beauti
ful l‘tilossamer Wig" and Toupee" of
his make. George has also a , Liquid
Hair Dye" which is rapidly esperseding
all other in the market.
The Hon. Marcus J. Parrott, Delegate
to Congress from Kansas, was welcomed :o
Lawrence on hts return Irate Washington
by a large concourse of his feliow•citizens
the 10th inst. In reply to a commendato
ry address by by Mr. E. S. Lasmon, Mr.
Parrott said :
Fellow citizens : I feel the poverty of
language to express My .feelings this•day
nt the welcome you have given me on re
turning to the home of my heart and the
land of my choice; and if you share in
the happiness I feel in meeting you, there
are store happy hearts in Massachusetts
street today than it ever held before.—
' Since I left you, eight months ago, impor
tart events have transpired, in which you
and I hove been prominent actors. Ilow
well you have perforated your part I am
here to bear witness, and to !dorm you of
the:public approval by the American peo
ple of the constancy, fortitude and cour•
, age, which you have always exhibited, and
I of your success in driving from your soil
some of the worst characters that ever de-
graded your 'Territory. And I hardly ex
aggerate when I cay that the good faith
and conduct of the whole country have
•been in your keeping. You have been a
trustee of the morality and the purity, as
well as the ancient principles which un•
derlie the American Government.
While you have thus prescrved your
credit and your constancy, my own convic•
tions of principle have undergone no
change, but, on the other hand, have rather
been confirmed by the experience of the
last few months. I have seen. little differ.
once between the Democracy of Kansas
clod the Democracy of Congress, and that
little, if possible, is in favor of the former.
jI have seen in Waslungton a recklessness
1 and a villainy on the part of the represen•
tative Democracy, which would snake even
Knnsas Democracy 'blush; and I am row
thoroughly convinced that Slavery is De•
mocracy, am: Democracy is Slavery, and
beside this it is nothing. Contrasted with
the conduct of that party, I admire and
; love. nod hold up to adn,iration the nntion
ality and devotion to principle of the Re.
publican party. And I could not help
contrasting the recklessness and demorali•
zation of the one with the independence
and intelligence of the othe other. Which
of the two parties to choose between, no
Kansas jemnan can hesitate, in view of
the light now before him ; ler. (rein the one.
an electric sympathy flows out to this peo
ple—while the other, with n broken trerts-
ly form a respectable prey to those who
wish to res.ore the Government to its an
cient and honorable principles.
When Lecompton was defeated, in or
' to snitigatt the stings of discomfiture, and
to attsuago the distress of their fall, to
sweeten the bitter cup pressed to their lips,
the English bill wasfabricated. The night
of its passage was signalized by a revel at
the White House, and with ever demon-
Stratton of delight. It was procluitned
Democratic victory; first, because :he
Kansas question was settled, nod secondly,
becousu in one of those fits of delusion by
' which Providence drives bad men upon
their fate, they fully beleiveed. that under
this juggle Lecompton would be passed.
But I knew that the people of Kansas
would be constant to the cause of Freed om
and have no doubt of the result. And
you are unto fulfilling what the people of
the United States expect of you in regard
to that bill.
have not found in Kansas one Free-
State man in favor of that bill; and if I
were to meet one, 1 should attribute his
folly to aberration of mind ; and if his
mind was sound I should be afraid to meet
him in the dark ! In AugusL you will
overthrow the infemous swindle, and the
victory then, important as it will be to
this people, will have a wider effect and
a national signification, for it will be but
the forerunner of the victory which will
be won in 1860 by the friends .if Freedom.
Permit no, before closing, to warn you
of two points of danger in this exigency.
One of these is in being defrauded of the
result of the election. You know the im
measurable capacity of your adversary for
frauds—frauds continued from the begin
ing, and will be until you drive tho last un
godly scoundrel from your soil. And re
member, too, that there is a power in Wa
shington ready, now and al.vays, to stim
ulate the last desperate factienist to the
commission of these frauds.
Secondly, there is no feeling so much to
be suspected in politics as the feeling of
security. Therefore I warn you, relax
no effort, cease no vigilence, give up no
oppprtunity to defeat this bill—but go forth
with your ancient zeal to settle the last
question connected with this contest.
A CAMP MEETING.
There will be a camp-meeting held on
Huntingdon Circuit, Baltimore Conference
seven miles west of Huntingdon, on the
ground owned by Mr. Bechtel, called
"Pleasant Grove," by the Methodist E.
Church, to commence on Friday, August
20th. Ministers and people of the adjoin
ing circuits and stations are cordially Invi
ted to attend. A. BARNUM.
Huntingdon, July 28, 1858.
TO THE PEOPLE.
In our country every man is, and ought
to be a politician. Not a tricky demagogue
but one Inman. with the science of Gov. ,
ernmeni—with our own Democratic sys
tem as organized and administered—with
the conduct of our official servants ; and
with the wants and necessities of the mil
lions, whose time is spent in toil—who live
only to labor, and desire above every thing
else, the prosperity of their country.
For some cause, industry has been com
pelled to stop work. The produce of the
farmer is without it market—the maunfoc
turers have been forced to discharge their
operatives—commerce has ahnost ceased,
and with more money in the country,
there is less that passes from hand to hand.
The poor must beg fora day's work, to.
earn their daily meal, and be 'refused.
Citizens ! for nll this there is a ctuse
somewhere in the machinery of the lawn
or their administration. Is it not because
we have bought too much, and sold too
little! Continual purchases limn for
eign markets, have filled our-own, nod there
is no labor for our artisans, and consequent
ly no money to be circulated among them..
It was never so, when our manufartories
were protected from this foreign competi
tion, Pennsylvanians ! and especially the
citizens of our county, have always suffer
ed in trade and business when this state
of things existed,
For once, in our history, the truth is ap
parent. Some of the favorites of Power;
too niintons of the present National Ad
minstration, advocate free trade. The low
juggle of pretending to be in favor of a
protective tariff is now abandoned; and
Free Tracie is avowed ; and the questio n
comes beck to you, fellow citizens,--T/7/1
you secure a market for the product of
merican or rf Foreign labor Thsi
question must he once more answered.—
Your vote in October next will be the an.
A government is only truly Republican
whoa the Rulers obey the wishes of thin
People. The moment their Rulers endea
vor to force the people to obey them, it is a
tyranny. It is only until within a few
years that the National Administration
Boldly made known its purposes to coerce
the people to submit to its demands. The
mask has been thrown off The power of
the present Administration has been freely
and unblushingly used to crush the spirit of
Freedom in Kansas. Force and Fraud
linen struck hands. The People of Kansas
asked to be permitted to vote upon their
~as denied, end Presi
dent Buchnnan wok the field inn special
message, urging, as the excuse for the
wrong, that nn early settlement of the trou
bles in Kansas was of vast importance, and
to secure any State Government would
certainly produce that end. The minions
of Buchanan used every nppliance, with
out success, until the "'English Swindle,"
and its accomennyieg bribes, compelled
the People of Kansas to accept tho fraud,
or stay out of the ITh'.on for five years.
; Thus, in nne act, Congress and Buchanan
himself, have written Valsehood"on every
lord of that special message, which pre
tended that nil ' , early settlement" was all
that was desired, The bribes offered in
that Bill, if offered in Pennsylvania, to oc
curs n Pennsylvania election. would send
those who made offers to prison. Shall the
known it ishes of a canstituency be thus
disregarded and trampled on ? It is for
the Freemen of our State to aerator.
A County Convention appointed the un
dersigned a County Committee to issue a
zall for a nominating Convention to issue
a call for n nominating Convention. Ac
comranying that call, we havd deemed it
proper to preface it by the preceding re
minks, hoping thus to secure attention to
the interests involved. The bold, manly
and united action of the true men of every
political creed, who agree upon the ques
tions above submitted, will secure the nom
ination of a County and District Tibet ac
ceptable to all, and which shall reflect hon
or upon the Convention. We ask of all,
who sympathize with these views, to an
earnest effort to union and success.
A COUNTY CONVENTION,
Is hereby called, to be composed of two
Delegates from each township, borough,
and special Election District, to meet in
Huntingdon on •
Tuesday, slugnst 10th,
at one o'clock, on said day ; and the citi
zens of the said Township, Boroughs and
Election Districts, who du sire the triumph
of the rights of the people over the wrongs
of a foolish and oppressive Administration
who wish to so fa r protect our own manu •
foetuses that they can compete with those
from a Foreign snorkel, and who are oppo
sed to the Kansas policy of the National
Administration, are requested to meet, at,
the usual places of holding mush elections,
on Saturday the 7th .fiuguet, to elect two
Delegates to meet in said Convention, t o
nominate a ticket for the support of the
people, and to do such other things as a
full and effective organization may require.
D. McMurtrie, John Whittaker,
Dr. C W. Moore, Nathaniel Lytle,
Geo. W. Johnston, R. B. Wigton,
H. Hamilton, Wm. P. Orbison.
The Court of Quarter Setons will corn•
n►enco on next Monday.