Huntingdon journal. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1843-1859, August 31, 1859, Image 2

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reALesday Morning, August 31, 1859.
People's County Ticket.
R. B. WIGTON, of Huntingdon Borough.
JOHN C. WATSON, of Bridy yownship.
HENRY T. WHITE, of On lido Township.
F. CAMPBELL, of Union Township.
WILLIAM MOORE, of West 'Township,
JOIIN W. iIIIATTERN, of Huntingdon
JOHN F. RAMEY, of Huntingdon,
W. L. CUNNINGHAM, of Clay Township.
ISRAEL GRAFFIUS. of Alexandria.
HENRY GRAFF HIS, of Porter township.
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
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•
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
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.
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
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
'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
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!!
.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
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,
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
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
"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
.! 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.
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*
-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
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
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.
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
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
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.
(Suecessors to Neman Warnick.)
Manufacturers, Wholesale & Retail Dealers ie
Heaters, Ventilators, Ranges and
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.