Huntingdon journal. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1843-1859, August 31, 1859, Image 2
ffiuntingbon 101 l iniiticif/a&Tt • '''''''" 3 W - -- -- ;fro-_;: - - .. VACYNX_RANCW: ::, ( 4 e.., -- ' ' - '-' , A •_.'" *k .\ 1 . \ \\ \\ Ed it or. M. BREWSTER,. reALesday Morning, August 31, 1859. PEOPLE'S STATE TICKET. FOR AUDITOR GF.SF.RAI. I. THOMAS E. COCHRAN, FOR SURVEYOR GENERAL: GEN. WILLIAM H. KEPI, People's County Ticket. ASSEMBLY: R. B. WIGTON, of Huntingdon Borough. SHERI.? JOHN C. WATSON, of Bridy yownship. COUNTY TREASURER: HENRY T. WHITE, of On lido Township. COUNTY COMMISSIONER F. CAMPBELL, of Union Township. POOR DIRECTOR WILLIAM MOORE, of West 'Township, DISTRICT ATTORNES : JOIIN W. iIIIATTERN, of Huntingdon • COUNTY SURVEYOR: JOHN F. RAMEY, of Huntingdon, AUDITOIIS W. L. CUNNINGHAM, of Clay Township. ISRAEL GRAFFIUS. of Alexandria. CORONER : HENRY GRAFF HIS, of Porter township. PEOPLE'S COUNTY COMMITTEE SPRUCE CREEK, August 20th, 1859. Mr. Editor:—The followilig gentlemen have been selected to constitute the County Commit. tee of the People's Party of Huntingdon coin, ty. JOHN 13. SIMONS, Chairman of the People's Co. Con. WILLIAM H. WOODS. Dublin tp., Chairman. J. H. Kennedy, Alex's. J. A. Doyle, Mt. Union. J. B. Clark, Birin'g'm. Adulp. While, Oneida. J. F. Wilson, Barree. Jas. Baker, Orbisonia. J.Vandevander, Brady. Benj. Hopkins, Porter. Ralph Crowley, Case. John Garner, Penn. E. B. Wits - ill, Cass bor. L. G.Kessler, Pet. bor. Bend. Stevens, Clay. !B. F Miller. Shir. her, T. T. Cromwelt Crom. , J. Brewster, Shirley. Gen. Tate, Carbon. 'R. Madden , Springfield. John Kiner, Franklin. IR. Wilson, Jr. Shay. Ck. J. Williamson, Hunt. Henry Green, Ted. J. Flenner, Henderson. Geo. Wilson, Tell. J. Entriken, Hopewell. Sim. Wright, Union. W. B. Smith, Jackson. Henry Neff, West. Wm. Dean, Juniata. J. J. Patterson. IV'mk, Perry Moore, Morris. S. Peightal, Walker. This is a question of vital importance to every Christian in this country, and one which will be agitated in the Legislature of Pennsylvania, next winter. The holy observance of the Sahbath day, is a duty which we owe to our Creator, who hath said "Remember the Sabbath-day to keep it holy," and a duty which we owe to our selves, to rest and restore the physical en• orgies, after six days of toil and labor. In America, this day is more universally re epected than in any other country ; and it is not it mere notion that this very strict observance of the fourth commeedinent, has been the means of establishing us so permanently as a people, gaining the ap proving smiles or Omnipotence, and as it were, marking us as His "own peculiar nation," So long as we continue in this path of duty, we may confidently expect the aid of Providence in building us up, and making glad our borders with prosper ity. It is the duty then of every member of this Commonwealth who has its inter ests at heart, to indignantly frown upon ev ery attempt to violate the laws, or infringe upon the sanctity of our Sabbath. As shove intimated, a great effort will be put firth next winter, to secure the re peal of the law requiring the cessation of all unnecessary labor on the Sabbath. Me. ney will he freely used for this object, and wo betide the luckless community whose Representative hake° conscientious scru ples against abolishing "the day of rest." It is a matter of grave importance—preg nant with the salvation or damnation of our country. If the Legislature of the moral and enlightened State of Pennsylva nia, will ruthlessly break down the altar erected by an Almighty arm, upon which our people offer up their devotions to the "only living and true God," and build up in its stead the image of the "golden call," for the adoration of the people, others will follow, until we shall at last become a na tion of infidels, with no accredited God but Mammon. People of Huntingdon county consider this matter, Choose between the right and the wrong. Will you be repre sented by men who worship at the shrine of the true Deity, in whose hands your interests will be secure and who will not bow the knee to the golden god; or will you tamper with the enemy, by support ing those who, with the fool, have said in their hearts, "There is no God." Per haps upon your decision, in this county, the issue may depend. Will you hesitate? We have a higher opinion of your morali• ty, your religion, your belief in the triune God, than to suppose for en instant that your practice will be opposed to the pre• eepts you teach your children, "He will record no vote to defraud the peo• ple out of two hundred thousand dollars and then return home and have his padre conven tion pass a resolution strongly opposing the repeal of the twinge tax 1" * * * * • * * * • "Will you reward an upiight man for his I life long devotion toyour interests, or give con• fidence to one who, on every occasion, has shown himself utterly unworthy of it 7" The above extracts are from the Untrtn of last week. They occur in en article headed Simpson Africa," in which his brief history is sketched, interspersed with some wind •bag laudations of his personal character,,and in the conclusion we find the above extracts, loaded with unmanly insin.' tuitions against some person not named, but whom we suppose to be Mr. Wigton, the People's candidate far Assembly. Nei ther of the Democratic papers of this place has charged him with voting last winter for the repeal of the tonnage tax, in direct terms, because they well know he did not thus vote ; but the partizans and the clique of the Union especially, are circulating among the people verbally and by such in sinuations as the above extracts contain, this, he did vote for its repeal. The truth is, the question cf the repeal of the ton nage tax was not before 'file lust legislature, and therefore Mr, Wigton did not, and could not have voted for it. The persons who are circulating the story know that the charge is false, and if they have any con fidence in the truth of it themselves, we challenge them to produce the proof. The first extract at the head of this ar ticle, refers to the passage of a revolution by the People's Convention, instructing Mr, Wigton to oppose the repeal of the tonnage tax, Such a resolution was passed with his approbation, and he stands bound by all the obligations of party allegiance, to carry nut the will of the people, as ex pressed by their Convention ; and all who know his character for integrity, can have no doubt as to the course he will pursue in referenoe to this subject, the insinuation in extract number two, to the contrary not withstanding. The Democratic Convention instructed Mr. Africa to oppose the repeal of the ton nage tax, as that as far as this subject is concerned, both candidates are on the same platform. The question then comes sim ply to this : Which candidate would be most likely to betray his constituents ? In which of them do the characteristics ofJu. des Iscariot most potently abound ? We have no disposition to answer these ugly questions to the prejudice of Mr. Africa ; but we may be permitted to ask, when and where has Mr. Wigton broken his word or sha.tered his oath ? Has lie ever denied the existence of the God who made hire ? utmes wmcn bona min to sciciety as one of its members ? On the contrary, has he not uniformly shown himself to be a man of integrity and truthfulness, in whom implicit reliance could be placed ? He is then, the kind of man whom we safely trust ; and therefore we call upon all men in the county to cast their votes for him ns ono entirely worthy of their confidence. But let us :ook at Mr. Africa's position in anether light. The Union newspaper is opposed to the repeal of the tonnage tax, as are also the men who surround it ; the Globe is in favor of tt, including the men in its special favor. Mr. Africa's name swings at the masthead of both and both advocate his election. Which faction is to be cheated Z He certainly cannot vote for both. Will the Globe and its fri,tnds, who occupy every rat•hole along the ca: nal, vote for him without knowing, at least quietly, that he is right 1 He was a mem• her of the last Democratic State Conven• lion, and voted against the frieni , a of the National Administration, and with the friends of Gov. Packer. He was then with the globe faction. When did he leave it? His last public position was with the Globe, his instructions now place him with the Union. Which wall hold him ? The Two Years , Probation, The tergiversation of the Administration, says the Laccaster Union, on the subject of the liability of our naturalized citizens to ren der military service to their native monarchs, putt its apologists and the pretendedly exclu• sive friends of that class of our people in a ter• rible quandary. Sonic four or five oficial.pa• pers appeared, each of them irreconcilable with all the others, and manifesting an in..r sistency absolutely ludicrous. The only ream to which the " Democrats" of the Administra• tion stripe could betake themselves to was the boy's revenge of saying, "you're another;"' and so they cited the Massachusetts provisions re:wiring naturalized citizens to live two years in the State before voting, as proof of Republi can hostility to them. They were answered in their own way, and it was shown that in the modle "Derhocratic" State of South Caroli na the same provision existed before it was thought of in Massachusetts. This was for a while denied ; but hero is the proof of' the as sertion in the words of the statue itself:— " Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives a now met and sitting in Gen• eral Assembly, and by the authority of the same, that the amendment of the fourth sea• tion of the first article oL the Constitution of this State ratified on the nineteenth day of December, iu the year of our Lord one thou• sand eight hundred and ten, be altered and amended to road as follows :—.Every free white man of the age of twentyone years, paupers and noncommissioned officers and private soldiers of the atm) , of the United States ex• cepted, who bath been a citizen and resident in this Slate two years previous to the day of election, and who bath a freehold of fifty acres of land or a town lot, of which ho bath been legally seized and possessed at least six months before each election, or not having such a free• hold or town lot, bath been a resident in the election district in which he offers to vote, six months before the said election, shall have a right to vote for a member or members, to serve in either branch of tile Legislature or the election district in which he holds such proper. ty, or is a resident." Here we have it in black and white, no longer capable of being denied. And there is " worse and more of it," for it seems that " Democracy" in South Carolina not only re• quires ,an alien to be a citizen, and of course two years naturalized, before he can vote, bur according to the Solithrre Ott . ..dicta—a pa • per published in that State—he cannot even after that time be eligible either to the Legis- lature or as Governor, nor serve as a juror, for, says that paper—" Except as to votes, and as to being eligible to the Legislature and Executive departments, and as to serving as jurors, there is not at present any discrimination between na tive born and naturalized citizens in South Carol hut." We submit that there is considerable in these exceptions. A foreigner may, we suppose, own negroes, but be is not considered fit to vote until he has been two years naturalized, and even then is not competent to sit as a juror, or' serve as a member of the Legislature or Gov. ernor. This goes a hop, step and jump ahead of the much stigmatized Constitutional Amend. inent in Massachusetts. It is a " Democratic' diamond of the first water too, for South Caro. lina dictates the policy of that party, and has long played the pat tof task-master over it.-- What do our adopted citizens think of this typo of Democracy 7 It is likely to spread too, fur the party has copied equally extravagant and outrageous things from the peculiar politi• cal notions of that State. The Locofoco Doctrine. In order to keep the position of the Demos. racy in regard to the rights of ndopted citizens fully before the people, we again print the let. ter of Secretary Cass to Mr. Le Clem, who wished to re-visit France, his native ccuntry. Coming from a high officer of the Government, and a lifelong Democrat, we are bound to ac• ceps its statements as the true platform of the party : " I have to state it is understood that the French government claims military service from all natives of France who may bs found within its jurisdiction. Four naturalization in this country will not exempt you from that claim should you voluntarily repair L. CASS." Mr. William H. Witte, a prominent candi date fur Governor of this State, made the follow. ing assertion in his speech at West Chester, a few weeks ago. His mode of putting the case must be especially gratifying to the German citizens of this county: "The Opposition have made a groat noise about Mr. Cass' letter; but if a man owed a debt in a country and went back ha should be made to pay it. The Irish aro dumb, and the Dutch are dumber, but they con see through this easy enough." The Washington States, ono of the Demo cratic organs, further illustrates this Pemocrat ic doctrine as follows : "If a male slave of Virzi:ilia—ono of ?ir. cs. ject of the Crown, and subsequently return to Virginia, is it likely that he would be restored to Prussia upon the demand that he is a Prus sian subject? The notion is too absurd to be entertained by a rational being. Old Virginia would surrender her existence I,fore else would surrender him. The cased are id: Wiwi." This is the Democratic doctrine, and yet they have the brazen faced effrontery t,., pretend sympathy fur tho naturalized citizens. Oh! shame, where is thy blush I le' The faltering at an extract from a letter of Col. A. B. Wright, who is running for Con. gress in the Eighth district of Georgia, on ultra- Southern principles, accepting his nomination. I think gentleto en, your Convention acted wisely in ignoring those political mantraps, yelept ' platforms.' The people have been so often deceived and deluded by the promises held out to them by these ' snuffle hoard.,, that they have come to look with suspicion and distrust on all who advocate them. They are generally fair to look upon, hut like Dead Sea fruit, they turn to ashes on the lips.' Take, if you please tho great piece of master carpentry, constructed at Cincinnati in by the great master builder of modern Democracyy, with timber furnished and brought from the dikerent sections of the Union—the South furnished palmetto, cotton and slavery,the North, oak, commerce, and abolitionism— the East, pine, manufactures, and free.soil—the West, ash, in. ternal improvements, and splatter sovereignity —the Atlantic and Middle States, popular free trade, and non.intervention. All dove tailed harmoniously together and to the casual ob. server—the masses of the people— exceeding. ly fair to look upon; but within it is a whited sepulchre, filled with dead men's bonds.' The filling of the seams in the structure indicates the master's talents. The ' internal improve. menus' opening is Gilen with the Pacific Bail. road.' The ' squatter sovereignty joining is tnade smooth by ' nonintervention.' The 'slit. very plank' is covered with Cuba.' The' free• soil' is covered with ' unfriendly legislation,' while the' Abolition' punnel is garnished with 'isothermal lines.' Thus all uniting in one harmonious and symmetrical stricture, well calculated to catch the popular gaze, and cheat a nation of freemen out of their dearest rights." ler A report having been started that Judge McLean had changed his opinion somewhat as to the power of Congress to tegis• late upon Slavery in the Territories, the follow• ing extract from him, dated a year ago, should settle it : " Without the sanction of law, Slavery can no snore exist in a Territory than a man can breath without air. Slaves are not property where they are not made so by the mumeiple law. The Legislature of a Territory can exer cise no power which is not conferred on It by Congress." ter A man named Win. Thompson, an em• ployee of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, was killed last week, at the crossing just below Cambria City, by the eastern express freight train. Both of his legs were cut oil and his skull fractured. He was married and leaves a family. 'kr Two unhappy little lads drowned them. selves in a boat load of wheat, lying at a wharf in Milwaukee, last Saturday a week. The little fellows jumped in for a frolic, and sunk almost as if in water. Their bodies were found stan ding straight up, and hate on. InLAY AND BICIENELL'fi Bank Note Reporter for September, is on our table. It is a good reliable guide and only $1 per year for the monthly edition, Circular to the Republican Nation!. al Committee. The Cincinnatti Commercial has the following dispatch, dated Albany, August 16 : The Republican National Committee, at their meeting recently held in this city, issued the following circular to their Re publican friends throughout the Union : In the judgment of the undersigned members of the Republican National Com mittee, the time has arrived for consults lion and reliminary action in regard to the approaching struggle for the Presiden cy, and they beg, therefore, to call your attention to the suggestions which follow. The Republican party had its origin in the obvious necessity far resistance to the ag eressions of the Slave Power, and main taining for the States respectively their re served rights and sovereignties, in the con test of 1856, by the presentation and ad vocacy of the true science of Government, it laid the foundation of a permanent petit ical organization, although it did not get possession of the power to enforce its prin. ciples. When the result, adverse to its efforts and its hopes, was declared, it un• affectedly ace .iesced. giving to the victor, for the sake of the country, its best wishes for an honest and fair administration of the Government. How far Mr. Buchanan's Administra tion has realized these ..sishes is now p eat to the world. With -the executive pow er of Government in his hands, his Admin istration has failed in every respect to meet tile expectations of the people, and has presented the most humiliating spectacle of corruption, eXtrasegance, imbecility. recklessness and broken faith. So appa rent is this, vet a to our opponents, that the recalled Democratic organization, al ways distinguished for• its oiscipline and party fidelity, is utterly demoralized and distracted, without any recognized or nc• cepted party principle, and threatened with disruption by the rival aspirant s and strugglas of iis leading partizans. While the Administratior. has been thus faithless to the interests of the country and has thus disorganized the party which placed it in power, at the same time the great Republi can party has been constantly mindful of the great public necessity which called it into existence, and faithful to the funda mental principle upon which it was erected. Experience has only served to strengthen the conviction of its absolute necessity, in the reformation of the National Govern ment, and of the wisdom and justice of its purposes and aims. Although some of the exciting incidents of the election of 1856 have been partially disposed of by the energy, enterprise and valor of a free people, the duty of Repub -1 leans to adhere to their principles, as enunciated at Philedelphia, ant. to labor for their establishment, was never more pres sing than at this moment. The attitude of the Slave ,Power is presistently tonal. cat and aggresolve. It demands of the country much snore than it has demanded with the abso ; not contest with the disp e nsation of the honors and emoluments of :he National j Administration; not content with its well ; known influence—always pernicious over the legislation at the national capitol but it demands fresh concessions from a free people for the purpose of extending and strengthening an institution local in its character, the creature of State legislation, which the Federal Government is not authorized to establish or extend by any gent of delegated powers. It demands by an unauthorized assumption of power —after having, as the occasion required, adopted and repudiated all the crude then ;ries for the extension of Slavery. of the ambitious politicians who sought its favor the establishment and protection of Sla very in the Territories by act of Congress, end the revive.' of the African slave trade. Upon no organization exc'pt that of the Republican party can the country rely for successful rosistrince to these monstrous propositions, and for the correction of the gross abuses which have characterized the present National Administration. It is the duty, then, of all patriotic men who wish for the establishment of the Republican principles and measures in the admlnis trdtion of the Na tionnl Government, to aid in perfecting nod strengthening this organi• zation for the ooming struggle, There is much to be done, involving earnest labor and the expenditures of tisne and money ; there should be: That : A thorough understanding and interchange of sentiments and views be tween the Republicans of every section of the country. Seen:,d : An effective organization of the Republican voters of inch State, county and town, on that our party may know its strength and its defieiences, its power and its needs, before we engage in the Presi dential struggle. Third: The circulntion of well consid ered documents, making clear the position of the Republican party and exposing the dangerous character of the principles and policy of the Administration. Fourth: Publio addresses in localities where they nee desireci and needed, by able champions of the Republican cause. Fifth: A' large and general increase nf the circulation of the Republican journals throughout the country. To — give adequate effect to these sugges lions, nn adequate amount will be required, ' for the legal and faithful expenditure of which the undersigned will hold them solve. responsible. The Yost pntronage of the Federal Government will be wielded against u, to which we can oppose nothing but current and efficient devotion to the Republican cause and the voluntary pecu niary offerings of our Republican friend,. In conclusion, the undersigned may be premitted to express their opinion that the signs of the 'hues aro auspicious for the Republican party, and that in their judg ment discreet and patriotic action through. out the Confederacy, promises to secure a Rs pul•lican victory in 11460. however, to encourage hopes which may be disappointed, and to place their appeal for aid and cooperation upon the assurance' of success in the contest that is approach ing, the andersigned are constrained to say that they rely most confidently upon the patriotism and zeal of tbeir Republican brethren for such aid and cooperation : meanwhile we have the honor to be very respectfully, your obedient servants. E. D Morgan, N. Y. ; Wm. M. Chase, R. I. ; Joe, Bartlett, Me. ; G. G. Fogg, N. H ; J. C. Goodrich, Mass. ; L. Brain ard, Vt. ; Gideon Wells, Conn.; J. N. Sharman, N. J. ; Thos. Williams, Pa. ; E. D. Williams, Del.; Geo. Harris, Md. ; Alfred Caldwell, Va. ; O. N. Schnolfield, Tenn. ; Thos. Spooner, Ohio ; Norman B. Judd, 111. ; Jas. Richie, Ind.; 'Lech. Chandler, Mich. ; And. J. Stevens, Iowa; John IN. Tweedy, Wis,; Cornelius Cole, California; M. F. Conway, Kansas; L. Clephane, D. C.; Asa. S. Jones, Mo. ; Alex. Ramsey, Minn.; Cassius M. Clay, Ky. Republica. National Committee. The Republican Party. The following article from the Peninsu ha News, on the mission of the Republi can party, we commend to the attention of our readers. The paper is published in the lower part of the State of Delaware, where nearly all the slaves in the State are held, and is an out-spoken and able chain pion in the cause of freedom and froe labor. a The American Republican party is preeminently the party for the people. It was the offspring of an almost universal sentiment, and it was organized by the people in oppnition to ate wishes of the politicians and leaders of all parties. The North had suffered from the aggression of the South until in self defence the people were compelled to raise in their might and strike for their liberties. Their industry, upon which they were alone dependent for their prosperity, had been for years crush ed down by a foreign competition for low wages. encouraged and fostered by our own legislation, under the influence of the South, that white working men :night be kept down on an equality with Southern slaves, For this purpose the use and im• portation of foreign manufactured goods was encouraged by a tariff of revenue, and we as a nation were mode subservient to Ee.gtand and France—Free trade tends to make us a nation of farmers dependent on other nations for such goods as require the intelligent labor of freemen for their con struction ; while protection and encourage. ment to manufacturing industry tends to make us independent of all foreign diatom', and to elevate and improve the condition of the tree white men who work for a living. Thus the old contest between Free Trade' arid Protection' was but another phrase of the same contest that is now being fought out between slavery and freedom, between the encouragement of free labor. It is the support of slaves and slavery on the one band, and the support of freedom on the other. Here is the way the people of the North, almost as one man, stand up for the Republican party. It Is the party of the free working titan ; and its policy tonds to his elevation and beneht ; while that of the present Democratic party tends to sustain the labor of slaves it the expense of the white man. It would elevate sla• the ruling power in the nation, and in• stead of shaping our legislation to the wel fare of free white men, all its eflofts un• der the management of its Southern masters, is to extend the area of slavery, to increase the productiveness of slave la• bor, to add to the negro element; 'while the white workingmen of the Not there to be choked down to an equality with South ern slaves! "Under such aggressions the working men of the North have strugg'ed on, until 'forbearance has long ago ceased to be vir. tae,' and contrary to the advice of those who have hitherto been their political leaders, they united in the formation of the American Republican puny ; while Web ster and Clay. Winthrop and Crittenden, held aloof, and others of their leaders went over to the Democracy. Hence yo•s find that n•urly all the leaders of this great party have sprung up from the ranks of the people. Many of them were once members of the Democratic party, while others were Whigs, but nearly all of them at that time were unknown as policical leaders. Thus hat originated the party of the people, and its destiny is not run, un• til this government of the nation is placed in the hands of those who will shape it for the welfare of free men, and not for the strengthening arid advancing of slavery and slave labor. Where then is the white working man who will not go with all his heart for the success of thu principles of the Republican party ! If there is such a one, he is either igaorantly or wilfully neg. lecting his duty to his country arid the per- Bond interest of every freeman in the Union. If he votes with the Democracy, he votes to degrade impoverish free white worsting men, rind to strengthen, extend arid increase slavery and slave labor to the great ink, v of the whole country, (except the slave ,'ring aristocracy,) and to de • grade and cheapen the labor of free white men until they arc placed on an equality with the working classes—SLAVEs--of the South. Is not this as plain as can at noon day ? If no, what white working man in this State is fool enough to vote for his own damnation ? Is there one 1 We trust not. If there Is, let hi :n study this subject in all its lights and shades, and he will see that his duty to his country, as well as to him self, his funnily, his children and hia chil dren's children, to the remotest generation, is to stand up for FREE ROIL! FREE LABOR!! AND FREEDOM FOREVER!!! .11Iondin 9 s Last Feat, [From the Buffalo Express of August The crowd gathered at the Fulls yesterday to witness another of Blondin's performances upon the rope, although large and numbering many thousands, was somewhat the smallest, we should say, that has yet been collected, and hardly more than two thirds as great as that of the last occasion. Blondin's performance would have been accounted in the outset of these ex hibitions a marvelous one, but after the guest, overshadowing and unsurpassable feat of lust week, it could not seem very astonishing nor produce any very thrilling degree of interest in the minds of the spectators. It was of a more curious and laughable spectacle than an exci• ting one, and might be by many preferred to the terribly great performance of last Wednes• d lilondiu first crossed from the American to the Canadian shore in manacles; a collar about his neck—a chain pendant to' his arms—and two others from his wrists to his ankles. The fetters wore not very weig,hty, and could not have materially interfered with his performan ces, or added very greatly to the fatigue of the journey. During the passage he performed most of the feats previously exhibited—stand ing upon his head, hanging beneath the rope, swinging his body under it backward,sustained by the arms with the elbows bent, she., all dif ficult and daring in the extreme, but I,:y Sion din himself made commonplace and simple. The return performance was the must interest ing. After a stay of fifteen or twenty minutes up on the Canada shore, he started hack with a cook stove swung upon his back, the culinary appurtenances thereto, consisting of saucepan, ladle, sundry dishes and a pair of bellows, se curely fastened upon the stove. It must not be imagined that the stove ho bore upon his back was a full sized cast iron "Victor," neither must it bo fancied n miniature affair—a disguised, spirit lampehafing dish. It was a goodly sized properly fashioned 'looking stove, made of Rug. sia sheet iron, and boasting of smoke pipe about two feet in height. Arrived at the centre of the rope 13Iondin secured his pole and proceed ed with non.chnlance to make preparations for " campin," Unslinging his stove lie placed it upon the rope before him, sat down, and with some pitchy, combustible material built his fire, exciting it with the bellows, and soon rais ing a smoke which proved the genuineness of the preparations for cooking. When a proper degree of heat had been attained, he produced his eggs, broke them into a dish, and threw the •shells into the river. The °inlet was prepared . with the skill of a chef de cuisine, and when it was complete he lowered it to the deck .of the Maid of the Mist, where, we doubt not, it was divided into the smallest possible shares, and eagerly treasured by the passengers. Gather. ing up his "hotel," Blondin re.adjzsted it upon his back, and quickly lauded himself and it up. on the American shore, amid the loud cheers of the throng. Barbarity in Missouri, The latest refinement in the art of persecu tion and cruelty has been organized by the slave drivers and practiced shy the legal author ities of a western county of Missouri. The new instrument of torture consists of a cat-o nine tails made of strips of sheet iron, which is applied without mercy until the desired " confession" is drawn front the hapless ne gro. But to fully unfold the wickedness and cruelty of this diabolical invention, in the hands of the relentless border ruffians, we ap pend an account of a case which occurred in the town of St. Joseph : The system pursued in Missouri in regard to negro men assumes all the diabolical features that haman tyranny ever assumed. To be black is a crime. Hunted like wild beasts, the poor Africans are a prey to the miserable, petty slave-stealers and slave-traders who are ever ready to pounce on their helpless victims, and they pursue their vile trade securely for any sympathy for the oppressed is denounced as " Abolitionism." During the few months of Dr. Doy's incarceration, many such cases came under his notice,, and they reveal a fright. ful state of morals. I give but another one. A negro had been caught somewhere and was brought to the jail. Negroes are confined in the lower part, and communication could be had through a hole for a stove-pipe. Through , this, Dr. Doy learned from the captive that he was a free man, and hod been born in the State of Illinois. Ile had—has—BO acres of land, with some improeements, near Aurora, k l 0 had entnn to Irgns..l,o !Wok nt it expecting o locate there. and on hie return he was seized by Missouri thieves and hurried to the county jail. The day after his arrival ho was taken out, stripped, nod tied to a post.— The iron whip, with its sharp knits-edges and dagger-points, was produced. The Sheriff, or his Deputy, and other fey& parties were pres ent. The unfortunate negro was asked where his master lived, what that master's name tens, and when he ran away. In vain did the poor fellow tell his story. It was received with oaths and abuse, and he was told that "That kind of style would not do," while the instrument of torture was applied ferociously to his naked back. Blood started from the wounds, and the victim writhed and shrieked in his agony. At lust there was a cessation, .d the question "Well, tell us who's your master, and when yet ran "I toldyoti I never had a master. I was barn in Illinois. lam flee." "Oh, d—tt you, we have heard such stories as that before. Give it to him, Toni, till he confesses." Again the horrid scene was renewed. It was in the jail court, in the precincts of and the prisoners through the grates could wit ness it, In agony the writhing victim cried for them to tell him what they wanted. Tho questions were repeated, but the home diate horrors being respited a little, the trem bling, bleeding victim hesitated to repeat words that would consign him to a fate even more horrible than death. Again a torrent of pro. faulty was poured on him. lie had fallen down as the cords had been somewhat loos ened. "Put him up ! put him up I we'll bring him to yet ;" and the poor, crushed victim was made to writhe under the horrid torture. At last, to faii.t toe shriek, bleeding and weak, the c.o. cution was once more stopped, and questions asked. .! Who's pour master ?" " Oh, anybody you like." " Well, was it Mr. Brown ?" "Yes, yes." "Of Culpepper County, Virginia ?" " Well, Just as you like; I don't know any county in Virginia; I never was there." " What!" "Yes, yes." cried the trembling victim, "that was the county—Virginia." "And it is rathermore thansix months since you ran away from him?" " Yes yes—oh, yes," and the shrinking man, withou to hope in the world of despotism around him let his head fall forward on his breast, and his agony broke in tears and sobs. "You have got them all noted down ?" said ono of the officiating villians to the Sheriff. " Yes, all right." The victim was unfastened and led away. It was nearly two weeks before his wounds were well enough for him to be fit to travel, and then he was taken away. Where? This kind of work is. I suppose, an accessory to the slave trade. Who would want to go to Africa for untrained Africans, when civilized men are to be had for the stealing in the States of the Union? And, in the midst of all a prejudice against the oppressed race in fostered among intelligent white men, in order that no sympathy for the infatuated should be a bar. rear to the commission of such crimes. WOULDN'T BITE SUCH BILIT.--011r friend Jones has been' doing homage to a pair of blue eyes, and talking tender things by moon liht, lately. A few evenings since he re solved to ' make his destiny secure." Accord ingly be fell on his knees before the fair dol. cinea, and made his passion known. Much to his surprise she refused him flatly. Jumping to his feet, he informed her that there were as good fish in the sea as ever were caught.— Judge of the exasperation of our worthy swain when she coolly replied : "Yea r but they don't bite at toads." isirWe had the pleasure of listening to a couple of sermons, delivered m the Methodist Church of this place on last Sabbath, by Mr. James Clark, of Birmingham, which were, in. deed, master pieces of true gospel eloquence. The talented speaker delivered hie discourses in a manner so pleasing, and at the same time so convincing, that we have seldom seen-a con. gregation so attentive and deeply interested from the beginning to end of a sermon, as his appeared to be. Mr. Clark promises to be a bright and useful light in the church. We ate sorry that our space prevents us from noticing these able sermons at length, but we may, here* after. -We received some splendid peaches from our clever friend Cramer, on Saturday last, They were raised in his extensive nursery in this place, and we are free to say we have never seen or tasted larger, handsomer or better ones. Messrs Taylor it Cramer have a num• bar of trees of precisely the same kind from which this fruit was plucked, which they offer the public. We hope our farmers will see to it and procure them, so that our good old county may rejoice in raising the finest fruit in the State. Psrt We have later news from Europe. by the steamship City of Washington. The trial trip of the steamship Great Eastern had been postponed until the Lith of September. 'The Duke of Tuscany had arrived at Paris, and. met with a friendly reception from the Etnpo. ror Napoleon. All the warnings previously issued to the French newspapers had been withdrawn. VirA splendid almanac for 1860, entitled "f he Illustrated Pilgrim Almanac," is on our table. It is designed an an auxiliary in the construction of the National Monument to the fore-fathers, at Plymouth, Mass. It is hoped that every American citizen will contribute towards this noble enterprise, and by subscrib ing for this almanac-25 ms.—they will do this, and procure for themselves a highly use. tul and interesting work. We heartily recom mend it, as the very best of the kind we base ever seen. Address Ross & Tousey or 11. Dee ter a; Co., New York. VirThe American Agriculturist, for Sep tember, is before us. It is a prime number, beyond all cavil. This work should be in every farmer's family. Published Ly Orange Judd in New York, at Si per annum in advance, tar The Hon. Franklin Pierce, late Presi dent of the United States, arrived at Boston, from Europe, with his wife, on board the steam ship America, on Friday night. General Pierce has made an extended tour of the con• anent, and was everywhere well received. FOUND—in easing. The loser can get it. at this cam. Nervous Diseases Controlled and Conquered. Of all the various ills that detract from the enjoyment of human life, most of theta may be traced to 0 disordered condition of the nervous system. 7'he horrors of Epilepsy, or Falling Sickness, arise in most cases from this cause. Our readers may remember, on several occs• sinus before, we have alluded to the wonderful cures, or 'acidifications of Fits, made by the viel.pti e Pills, invented and prepared by Dr. Seth S. 11,0, of 108 Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Md. We feel fully satisfied that these Pills have cured some of the must stubborn cases of Epilepsy, as well as the milder forms of Fits, such unworn, Cramps, Spasms, &e. We now record the fact, that persons will find these Pills equally efficacious in curing every form of nervous debility, ;—no matter whether nmellested in the acute and excruciating forte of Nenralgia, Tie Doloreux, or Nervous Headache, the misery of Dyspepsia or Indigestion, the sufferings of Rheumatism or Gout, the melancholy halluci• nation of depressed spirits or hysteria, their ef fects will be equally happy and certain.— Persons in the country can write to the inven• tor, and have the medicine forwarded to them by mil. The prices are, one box, $3; two boxes $5; twelve boxes $24; and sent to any part of the country, free of postage. Direct your communications to Sorts S. HANCE, 108 Baltimore street, Baltimore, Md. MARRIED --- On the nth inst„ by R.nv. G. 'V. Zahnizer, Mr. George Decker, of' McAlavey's Fort, to Miss Eliza Chancy, of Saulaburg, Huntingdon co., Pa. New Advertisements. ki (-IRA/L ValuaMble W Farm at Public sale s . Will be exposed to public sale, on the premis es, on Friday, the 21st day of October next, the valuable farm, known as the Bowman Farm, situate in Dublin township, Huntingdon cone. ty, one mile north of Burnt Cabins on the pub lic road leading from thence to Huntingdon. This farm is well watered, with a never.failing Brooch of Tuscarora Creek running through it, having thereon erected a large two story Dwelling House,doub le log barn, - Tenant House, out buildings. ate. The farm contains about** '' 171 acres, 149 perches, and.lli allowance, partly limestone, with fine limestone quarries—of which, eighty acres are farm land and thirty meadow ; balance well timbered, with two extensive apple orchards—is admira bly adapted to raising stock.—and within a mile of a good market for grain and stock. The situation is beautiful and on the lino of the Sherman's Valley, or Pennsylvania Pacifio Railroad, now being constructed, which is ex pected to be the groat line of communication between New York and the South West. The owners having removed to the West whdancee ywo will g ar i e d ven et a er n m d i n te e r d .s to f a Acton. sale known on day of sato by NATHANIEL K. BOWMAN, SAMUEL E. BOWMAN, DAVID PORTER BOWMAN, Or by Jaminon Kelly, their Attorney in fact. ger W. S. Morrow, tenant on the premises, or Jamison Kelly, Burnt Cabins, will give in. formation of the premises. Aug. 31st, 1859.—t5. OHADWICK & BRO, (Suecessors to Neman Warnick.) NORTH-EAST CORNER OF SECOND & RACE STREETS, IV•e ISADELPSIZA. Manufacturers, Wholesale & Retail Dealers ie Heaters, Ventilators, Ranges and Stoves. A LSO, McGregor's Celebrated Heaters and Stoves. With a great variety of the latest patterns of Cook and Parlor Stoves ; also, Queen's Pat• ant Portable Forges. Aug. 31st, '69.