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O'or the Potter Journal
ABBOT, Feb. 22, 1858.
T.. A. &twit—Dear Sir:—ln years
page has been said that, inter
gunny was the receptacle of all the-horse
counterfeiters, and " m ceihuic-
a& rascals" of the ponntry, This may
4vP been in PO /inle;b l 4( 3 9e had 49piAl
*katalleintinen,ce of the press', and 'the
poking "era of 'a :few laborers in the
pause of right, had changed sorueu , hat the
phatractertkrtFpu_ -fAritditothe end
that ihis.:liAtesrepntationbn nut injured,
lertptrtue to ash a - question or two io re,
tiop:to',l?'*ntiisliipli-trillspirel at our
Puittr - 99 Art uL its 10. s t. session.
lie,t me prem i se by inafting;a few state:
men 'of pieta. The grand jury found a
true 011 stg.ainst. janjei-li. C. Coe, for the
larceny pin yoke of cattle; the pmperty of
11. L.l3ird; 'or...Sweden Township. Mr.
Bird; thioa . gli a :.desire to bring - the of
-tendert to justice, had' made three trips to
Williamspart, arid been to great trouble
d'eapensei four •witnesses (from %Vit
iator. it and-thereabouts) bad left their
- 'oak's and their occupations, at a great
sacrifice of time and mosey, and borne
• heti, 19:44-i9 'tlie - same purpose. 'The
ease was closely traversed, Is all wno
beard it can testify, and a jury of twelve
impartial men returned a v'erdict of guilt
against the said Coe.. So fay all was right,
but the rest .of the tinasotion, I venture
Lo say, is without a parallel in the erinti
nal annals of this or any other conntry.
Upon the rendition of the verdiet, Coe tic
yiberaiely left the roan roam, spent a, few
moments in arranging his business, and
pa deliheTge/y feft:.the town, in the face
,of eatin g sheriff, and jury—walking about
a hall Mile from Cott4rsport, where find
ing 'a horse saddled - and . bridled, be
mounted and took French leave.
Now, Mr. Editor, there is evidently
Mamie sonieWhere. It does not rest with!
bhe people !af the county, for I have heard
ut hne Volpe in the matter, anti that has!
, beer; the yoke of iudignatiop. i am not
versed in the intricacies of the law, and!
the .question I wished to propound was
this. ' Who is to hlame?
That it is a burning shame to the ad
,uunistration of justice in this county, no!
one can doubt; and, the people of the
co my have a right to know by whom it}
ioris brought about. If the paltry con-I
aidemtion of three hundred dollars bail,l
which the county may get, be brought up
to 1 eatennate the matter, it makes the
phame deeper still, If in Fetter County
p Man cat buy out of fitates' Prison, when
the sentence Is richly deserved, I appre
nd that we shall have a greater flood Of
Om and cattle thieves than ever,
Bnt I ask. again, Who is to blame ?
Ancil hope you may be able to answer,
not only me, but the people of the demi
ty. The person who lost the cattle did
s cuity nobly." - The witnesses from Ly
coming oounty, who made such a sacri
fice did their duty like men. The prose
eating attorney and his associates did
their duty in the trial with great ability,
and the jury, in their verdiet, did their
duty like those, who desire to rid' our i
county of such pe,sts. Farther than this
I cannot gh; but ask for light,
In conclusion, it is . a poor remuneration
to the proiecutor, and the witnesses who
identified the thief, for . all- their expense
and trouble, to know that he is now'run-
Ding at large, and eon, and undoubtedly
will, talcs means to vent hie. malice ou
them, for discharging their duty In aiding
to convict Win. True, we were toll, that,
Pas a boy, he possessed a _high sense of
honor ;" but I take it that few of us will
believe that much of honor or honesty re=
}mina in the breast of one who will steal
and drive away the last yoke of cattle
(Kau a poor uei:ghteer, Aud it is a poor
satisfaction to the people of the county to
knew that the felon is at largo, and pro
bably among us, and that he has accom
11:ces, too; and more, that the fingers of
justice are so weak, or the loiye of money
so strong, that if a criminal is proven
guilty, instead of receiving the sentence
of the law, he . ein coolly walk away, with
put so much assaying, "by your leave,
Frs." Yours ) inquiringly,
A. 11. C.
(Not being versod in the law, we are
finable to .answer the inquiries of our cor
respondent, fqrther than tq state that
there were three ways by which the crim
inal WA; have been retained in custody,
viz : Jet, The'Judp,* couhi huge paised
immediate sentence, and placed the crim
inal in the bands of the shera 2d, The
District Attorney could have emu - et' his
immediate arrest by a bench warrant, and
thus•pkeed him in the custody of tile
sheriff; and, lastly, he could have been
deliviise(into custody of the court by
his bail pond. Tr, sming; this, however,
dU not charge hi amp ,upon any one;
r t t 413 'l4! H. C." Pre inßi 3 somebody
hlsmem—rict. JoVrt.]
or. the Potter Journal. ,
irk s Repubilvagg papty. f lde aim,
and what etilln Ware 4ts darn
Pie Republican ?Arty, WM 101 Pinch
plat .of Freedom, is a, necessity of the
times—a reform party: In the history.of
tip rp,rld, long established power in the
same hods, whither in Church or State,
we • cornipt i irusolent.. and tyrannical,
erefore, the .itecansitY,.., now and then,
I co
, it il, bo opposed toy,e. new power, in the
spirit g reform, to cut away the corrup
promo94 to rehabs/a Op . purity of first
riper" Farina iet..." t h e religieus
i c eitittili A g o eau aititlEigirgii t lSe
Roman Catitego Chtirch as the 104 9f i
ajl nbtivhcs ; and .the light of the worbl 11 1
AdlieiAShe Was sitting on the seven killed
Qty of Rome; 0. harlot covered with „all
„,.n- '4if:abo - ttiinsiiorti'lhct detilitueo3.l:
(The ''fet*ersheaded by the indefatka
file lerMki; bath 'Luther,, ikt*.steci
4,iiiri4 the corruptionslatßolllC; *E jat 1
her with her ungodliness and defilements
:and guided - in the .narrow path by the
!true li'ht of Christianity. They esti
hashed- the Protestant Churches' of the.
;.day. So in affairs of State, in -Popular',
''Governmeuts, power in :the hands of one;
party; lougeontinged, may grovir corrupt ;1
itu Wruicli we-may . -see--aiiotable_instuneo
I in theboasteur chtitti of supriority of the'
i Demi:fee:lth; PartV= l,- .141, th , // are , the;
!party Of ..t. lie , peopl t. , 7 7 7.4 at ‘.te.7 .• ore Ilia!
paTfy , ak the ounittry.—'That,.as they he- I
Ilieve;11 righteeusuess-and g094-'l 3 was;
;.lodged' in. derusaleai, 36,1 that nu -good;
I thingjeould come yf Nazareth! I .l.rue, I
!that they. once icetethe; party of the peo;
I pie, true, - that , they once were , the : party i
of the country; and ;true that they once,
with sincere dCVotion,,clieliOed, guarded,
Viand protected' he liberties of the people,
i from a love' cif principle; and not as la+,
17aouring, wit hißoPri-sbl'auilnee in 1 1011 471
'age tit
.4he principle, while,. with their,
'hands', they chain the liberties of the pro.'
iPie.,i .- - ' ' .
1 . - Ag it*, thisshain democracy the Re-.
r pablican party prolest 7 —by the sacred
! .principles of:the Declaration of Lidepend
(cove they prof
st.. They raise 'the zatite
s(anc('ard of . forgo; they beat the drum
fur vOlunteers and, in the holy name of
!liberty callUP n every citizen of our coat
i nion o deeply, and to act
Idecisively; an if be Would preserve his
! own freedoui, o take . position - under the
Istandard of lib r .uty, and to show. an iindi
vided front. now. Shall the. Republican
party, triumph? By unity, of purpose, and
tiitlesible determination. How shall ; thrs
unity of purpose ne accomplished' By a
; complete and thorough organization, thatshall. reach,: every neighborhood, hamlet,
yillage, and City in
,the land. Let every
!roan lit4d hiiniself aloof. from corruption;
let no man-barter or trade his vote for
place, profit, or p"ctst;; let every man be a
sentinel, and 'no man parly 'with the ene
my upon the post o duty; let this once
be dune, and the gt at standing army of
the people will mar Is forward toe victory
,iu 180, thtil will i ve, preserve and per-
Ipetuate their lib2rti $.
5, BaB.
O! ittnat.
• _;4 .1
Cpviiiiii.foßi. PA.,
iffoNing. ilial•cl) i 857.
F. A. A heti retired from
the editorship cf Melieau Citizen,
having sold: it to a kr. Ronamig, who an
nounces in, his salutatory a4msitive oppo:
:,ition to Slavery aggression. The retir
ing, as well i OS the new Editor, will accept
our ctingratulationsl.
iserWe Igarn from the Missouri Dem.-
q-rat, that Champion Vaughn, Esq., the
able and:independent edit oeof the Leuven
worth (Katisas;) Times, hes commenced
the publieMion ot . a daily paper. We
hope his success nay be eminent.
J. J. ICr.AsxsoN, the petted villain of
the 13,:idei Ruffian Administration at
Washington, and ri'stnia.ster at Leaven.
worth, Kansas, was ; burne . d in effigy by
the citizen] of that place, on the evening
of Feb.;l.stli, and resolutions passed
threatening, to "hung the villain when we
catch him.", Good news,, that.
MVP Col sl Forny, in an editorial in the
Press, on the majority report of Mr.
Buckalew on the Kansas Resolutions in
the State. &mate . says : 'Om draught
from the great Den o: spring of the
xxvi .
'wit/ of the majo it ' • issipate from
every mind the hazy dons of logic which
Mr. 13. has ingeniously` thrown around
this question."
Conal:crxox.,ln the artiole of "Tim
othy (in Potter)," in the JOURNAL of last
week, the laSt senten should read : " Er
ror alone &ars investigation,' stud God.
"has given us faculties fur, use, nat to lie
"dorinantand to'allow others to do our
" thinking, 'we flisluatar our Maker, cle
dfraudlounielies, atici 'do great injustice
"to the woild." We make this correc
tion in inatine te, and by relaest af, the
author ,of the article.
Se" TheWashinoton Correspondent
of the N. Y. Trit!v2e of the 25th ult.,
has the following an dii in regard ta - the
Nebraska bill, which speaks for itself:
"The speech of Mr. 3lillson of Virgin
ia yeiterday, vindiCating his vote against
the Nebraska bill, from a Southern point
uf view, and_demonstrating incontestably
the poter of Coudess over the Tarrito
ries, created, a sensation among the F. F.
V.'s. a 44 Mr. Boaock, one of his col
leagqes, was atptions to get the floor to
cqrreet the damaging impression left by
the phileiqphie and - MileciTort, which had
attractpd sq uNch lattention i in the hall.
Mr.. Milisfi said that he ryas told that
under tbo,Nebraska that
the pteple had a
right to, ar i s . l laws is fav'or of Slaym, but
none against h . 114p the fiq wer oform
“ora way; "meant -only in one way—the
"AcVli.ern Wail' . _A- quiet turn of sar
casm at this' point; - made some of the
ChiYalry \Once: , .
llasisasintlie tient'. legislating'
2iausissriia; Pa., Feli. 24, 1858;::'
To the ' Senate ta-day, the majority Coin
mittee otifk:ausas . .gesOlutions reported the
resolution in of the Lecompton Con
• •
I.stktution, aecuaipauied by . lengthy. re
port, urging. the speedy . admiesiou of Kan
` sas' under the; Lee - M.ll)ton COUstitiltiOM
ylF,ll,a declaration of the right of: the'peo
pie to alter the same 'wh'eliet 4 er - they Ae=
t.siYo to doso llifotilVfil'apeeaifd'
j Locum . ., and suamiuitig the ground. assum
ed in the President's Message.. . - :- •
• The report *as ordered to . be peintod,
A motion to postpone action, in .ordezto
allow the minority of the Committee to
report, "vas defeated by the united veto of
the Domoerats'. - I .
- We find the above in the- telegrams 'of
the New York4tilies of 25 . th ult 4. and
have since read the majority report of 'Mr.
Bitokalew. It is, like the Message which
it attempts to defend,. a misrepresentation
of well-known facts;written,
but 'is ably
and argues - thd subject with a zeal which
Would deserve; the highest praisC if ex-1
pended in a nobler object. than the sub : I.
version of popular rights and personal lib- i
erty. The report is mainly an attempt
to 'justify the tecompton Scheme by coat.
paring it with the Constitutional Conven
tions Which framed the two.o ustitutions
under which, respectively, the people of -1
this state have lived ;- , .:assuin ing that &Alt
the latter were adopted in 'convention,
without subsequent
.tor. the
people to pass upon -them. It is -very
true that no direct vote of the people was I
had upon either the Old or the New Con- I
stitution of.this state; nevertheless, the'
I people had au opportunity to pass upon
them indirectly, and quite as positivelyl
as if the vote had been by speCial election I
—inasmuch as the Constitutions were each
questions at issue in the generarelections
'which followed their adoption in Convea
itiona privilege which the Lecomptorr
' Constitution, in the v.ntat positive terms;
denies to the people of Kansas, inasmuch
as it provides that it shall not b.e amend
ed previous to the year 1864. The peo
ple of the Independent State of Pennsyl
vania lived under their priwitiie consti
tution fourteen years, until 1790, when .
they changed it, for the one under which
they lived until 1838; when in turn that'
was so amended-as to constitute the pres
ent constitution of the State—the 'chief
provision of which, is that all future
' amendments shall Le submitted to a- rote
of the people. .
But even' if that had not been the case;
there is a great difference between thel
- I
People of Kansas of to-day, and the Peo
pie of Pennsylvania in 1790 and even
1838—the respective dates at which our
Constitutions were adopted. Then, the
question which is now threatening the
'stability °Nile Union was one of second
ary importance—now, it is the all-impor
tant issue, nut only in our nation, but is
fast becoming the. axis upon which the
entire political world revolves; and one
which we are' free to confess that we im
am will shake the whole foundation of
the present political fabric of the world,
under whatever code it may be found.
The people of this country have before
them too many precedents, not to be jeal
ous of their rights when assailed by polit
. patronage or personal ambition— and
have seen too much of the sad • effects of
inactivity when those rights are assailed,
even in their own past political history.
They have resolved upon a reform iu this
respect, and all the perfidy and sophistry
l of their delegated servants cannot change
!their. purpose.. They have resolved no
longer to be blinded, by Party'fidelity,:to
the demands of national principles, and
are too ,well informed to he misled in their
efforts to bring about that reform, which
in to remove a great blot front-our nation. :
al character and give it a place among the
free nations of the world. The blind en
thusian which our autocratic. President
has recently exhibited in behalf of Slavery,
will fall harmless at thefeeief those whom
it was intended to crush j, it has even al-.
,ready created a happy, zeal, in 'quarters
heretofore'indifferent to its itnportance,iii
behalf of the great.reform now so sincerely
undertaken by the true patriots of our na 7
I Lion; and front them, in the present-in - -
stance, will the political ambition Of mon
archical usurpers receive its first •Qiig*,
and soon its final quietus.
.. Of the attempt of the Commlittee ma
jority to silence investigation
,by. .hasty
action, -we have .but a word. or two to say.
It is characteristic Of the party'and prin.'
ciples in- whose behalf it was adopte ,le oth
in the State and National Senate, and 're-,
ceives' the hearty condOmnation of all - erne
patriots in the nation-it is inconsistent
with:our national character in the pat;
and tends' to itwititux - Oloora'datiou-ofoir
TOW- ToM aria Tiara 41 5 i7Mar
vidual and national; and like'4 441/TPa;
Lions of pn t kver, mill finally overnllol)
shanle anifdise#fiturf4its gftl#l4
~.I ' ' q i*Llliio N ticlrraillTp, 4 ;
1,, , ''.....
Ili4, iiiiii'A WO Co ngitlis f r ( k is afii:
mot, by his service to the slavd-pCkter t‘i.
exeating his whole influence to sustain
th minority rule in Kansas, has obtained
. 1
a-plaCe,on t,hp Special {lnuits' ittga ortferod
by !Congress to inquire into all thefacts .
conticieil;Witiv.thel-,llebontiteaOrinStit : ul-
tibm-''''''As - ra - niettilidi - of that' Coinniittee'
he steadily . - refitseS 'to-do what' gairgres'
yoted ... oould b,., , ; done Tic "not Ohl:) , 'slip;
- pots. the:Calli , inn scheme to force. an oW . ,
Aux, lops Constitution on a. protesting .F.Ol
ple, hut he. refuses to obey Congresi ;lifts
orclerio inquire into the faits connected i
with 'that scheme. It is 1 :.; . aid that the
_Prsideuthasiudicated to the . Lecomptoti.
ites the, llottse that iuresra tion mast
- , 0
bp ,rstrangled ! , Calhoun mast not be ex.i.
po4eti,.becattse he has' done nothing that
has not buil dictated by - the Prestdent,
and luvestigation, would expbse the fact.
Allison _'White.complies, 4 l ith, thin' der
sire of-the President, and , so strangles in
vestlgat ton. , . .
. . .
yet In tire. face of th record, the
.14eWistowu Democrat has tit. assurance t. )
give currency to the follow;ng assertions
tud r e by ita editor from Walihington un:
der date Feb. 15 :
- ..A.
'The representative from k our'distiict;
a u.'Liaswi*WilfrE, pert - rued the pail
°f i st true Statesman; :i. wel as :a soundD. niocrat,, upon' this question. As soon
.1.4 like President's: policy war foreshadow-
ed by the - Annual Message, Mr. W. Set,l
tO i work to acquaint- himself' with Lall the .I
facts, pr . o. 'and ant., Upon' the subject.
By correSpondence. With pet -opal friends,'
reAditi ., ' , in Kansas, as well . - by close ex
annaation of &the ofiicial re orts of Gov.'s
Walker, Stanton and others he obtained'
tht. thorough' inforination Welt is nem
• , • ei .
i y to . a tbrmation a eorr et judgment,,
AO result was a solid co vietion of the
juStiee and Wisdom, as well expediency,
- of Ithe President's policy, a ti ' therefore,
when the subject cattle bull) e the House,
3.1. White's vote Watt _ from he beithuin,,,.'
re . orded - to sustain the Pres dent .And s
i ii
ha c vino. taken a stand in s ppoit of the
right, he is that kind of a emocrat that
he feels confident his coma ueuts will.ap
prOve his course just as sooas they ex
aMine'and understand the. atter as he
has done. As to the rea feeling and
wishes of his constituents,.i is impossible
for hirti to know them. The hundreds of
letters he has received, are bout .equally
divided—one-halffor and the; otheragainst
the President's policy; the .Democratie
newspapers in his district are, with but
one exception, I believe, either main or
siipporting that policy; and,; as for county
1 .
utee..,ings, only two have been held ; one in
I Centre, the other in Lyco: ing, and the
farmer sustained while the I. tier. denounc
-cc/ it. Surely, under Bab yeurustances,
the only course a rtpreseatative could take
--l•to say nothing of duty—was, to exam
ine the subject ititnself, yott according to
his own judgment, and Id...av • time to vin
dicate,a him. . , , . .IL F.
Every person who has kept watch of
:kr. White'S votes ititheSpeeial Commit
tee know' that the above statement as to
,i his obtaining , a" thormi- , 4 irifor.n.ttion" oi
the facts neeessary to for:u a correct
I jltdgment, is not tru4 becau'a, he has
setiadily refused, as a ntembor of the Com
inittee, to make any eiciairy whatever. .
"gx-Secretary Stanton was in Kansas all
the titne. this Lecomptnn fraud : was hatch : ,
He was the ageid of the AdminiS
tiation, and therefore- had access to all the
documents, Pnd know all the facts.
, I
.11 Mr. White desired a thorough
knowledge of the matter, and ;was willing
that.his constituents should obtain such
knowledge, why did not he cote to sub',
pm l na 3.4. Stanton. before. the .Cothinittee,
to 1 testify as to this seheme - of fraud and
tyranny? Simply beause Mr. White is
aiding the President to strangle investiga,
I •
The Leeomptory sehnae being evil will
net bear the light.
As to the wishes efithe people of this
district Mr. Whitc.knows perfectly well,
that a large majority or them are deter, to this scheme to give
a minor'ity supreme control over`the *ina;.
But we do not:doubt that. he an
ticipates that party, drill, aided.,by ,ntum
newspapers, like the Lycoaling - :Gazette,
and Clinton Democrat, will, finally oyer
come,the will of the people, of_ this dis
trict, in accordance with the Lccempton
thictrine of permitting the minority to rule.
kn that t however we , believe he , will he
mistaken, There are papers in the dis
trict and otit otit, that will not be mum.
a'id when the people come to understind
the impudence of this scheme of their
aervanko act the master,, and dictate tol
,what measures shall pass, We:have
lie fear of:the 'result, 'The majority ! Orel
bound 4 1 , rule, net on/yi in Kann 4 s 6 W- 1:4
thca Congres;ional,DOTrict, r
ear-Tile oldest - ,married couple Mire are
supposed tic, be n Mr. Snyder and his wife,'who
reside at Burnside Pa. He is Ill; and she is
107 years old, 'afid•they hFro beeEtniarried 93
years r -o.nil,Accordingly, wee marria . at the
rrileF4y,e-NPI *f aadiP•
is the r ,, , rowttib•-ie, oat'
'or iigeltfac Ti pi, have etiabl4ctthe
tlaie3 ) OWer to rule ;the, Naticin 'Sict4
820-c'and a sad. rate ;
Wht,te, the - 3101111 - .4:0f uougcess ,frtlu;
Vitliirsil l fict is 'a
getiviii,siiieinien Ohba
•!gee.: l linewhig full. well that 2iinc-knths
qf his constiteents are lwariniytqposed re ,
the, I . Aramptoi
. u_tyranny, yet i , hee::anse, the
Sta r ve •Power requires the triumiph! of Le
compton,l lie goes_for:_it._:-
the peapte elect sueh timber fur Memb?.rs
of 'Congress - ?-1 1 0 - ---mit iGh
play the Coward to the South • Whichints
already seemed; fui.thes erilp ihe Von
tenipt of all-brave spirits in both sections.
ALS an eriilenie 'br this; take the 'follow
ing, froln.the ilfraShington rrrespendent
of the 'Missouri Deni..?artat. , ' of
the - oft •repcated' threat of diSsolvtug the
this'writer •sayS ; • '
. "But suppose the sMitli in au hoar
should iocline, to .thesub -, gestiensl urthe.
administration, and make the admission
under. the
. .becompten Iconsti
tution an. ultlinatum-- 7 whatl then ?i. The
north May as well take up the goage now
as at any future time. , tie every Section :
akissue the .same threat is made,
ilortlt.has-played. the cOward'often enough,
and if it „yield now there is nothing , left I
in. .s tore !far. it .but 'perpetual .1 diSltoaer,
and an endless series of igueniiuious de- I
feats. If it abandon the peopie of Kan- i
sas, Who' arc . bone of its • bone and 'flesh]
of. its flesh and prove reereant'lte- thel
cause'-of -free labor,- then let it hold its
peace forever, hugging the vonvition of
its own inherent' impotence, and cittietly
sulnoitting to be ruled bythose who have
the couragel and rapacity fer.rnling. If
it be bullied !low, . it. will dwell !in the ,
shadol cif fear as ;ages the got ernmenf
lasts. • Every •evneesskin it has hitherto
wade ; has been the signal fun new and
inore•rapaciouls dein:lnds; and ho alterna::
tive consistent with sectional 'equality is
left it, but i the prompt rejetholl of the
Lecompton Constitution—the prompt re
jection of the southern
1, . .
A SoUthern Pap-zr Itl.tti,inig Lin
. • pleasant Trrai lis'..
" The Louisville:Democrat has the bold
ness to opp , '.tse . the Lecompton, Constitu
tion-froth tlie start. It tells its leaders,
1 , 1
and the people of the Slave States truths
tbat must be very - unwelcome. 11c - re is
a. sample of its talk on the 'subject,:
"Let the: movement be Puslied - j and we
shall soon, find the protest uncoil:pron.',
ising and indignant. Wei, skull tell the
doinocraey of ave south the truth,l howev
crunpilitahle it may be to, some Sifthein.
This movement kill be sz4)partet; b, nu
party in the free states. The northern
democracy will not go to the. black repub
licans; the inferences betwccii them are
irreconcilable; bat it is efinally char that.
they will not support the in this
movement. They couhl not if they would,
and would not, if they could. ' It is,uot
worth while to tell us what they will do.
1 5
We know it now that they are be *inning
to speak, ' 'is we shall ;know it
after they in )cat:ini , on the sub-
j COL If ;sible to piisti this
matter tb
' I i
astern V agitation surpassing aollt. ) ung
time we havc ilct zeilvsed. .It isit.n.thi be
„I:wit : 2)l4ldg - sertinnat,. for-it 'maid hare no'
.1t0;),..rt in the five states. How long it
will last in its effects, none can fOresee.
The south, hazzards all this for ru possi
ble good; nor is it den:andel; of her by
i any necessity; while it is plainly against
her areal-of poptalar and state ,rights.
," •Le.t us take in Kansas, and localiie
the strife,' it is•said. We ean'tlmagine
how•any one can flatter himself that the
strife localiied by any. suelapoliey.
The very oppoiite result will lie produced.
as sure us.the sun rises and sets ;1 and we
4 the south would be i.n. the •zeir:i.q. The
act of taking iu Kansa s with the:Leen:up,
ton .constitution can't be defended. _The
northern democraby will nut defend it.—
They: will repudiate it., unanimously. and
emphatically.. They could resist the Wil
mot ,proviso.: It ,was unjust , and unfair.
They °mild repeal the-Missouri con:prom-
Ise, for that was right and defensible, but
even that required all their power iu stem:
ming the' torrent, el sectional prejudice.
Now they - - are - .required to tako , a free
state. into the Union with a slave state
constitution; to leglalize slavery ,where the
.People, don't want it. They.can't do it.
.' eon ention of .. delegates representing
the eity.tif Philadelphia., and many of the
mini:dies- of this :Commonwealth; . assem
bled at Ilerr'S Hotel ) Ilarrisbnir , ' on 3lon-•
'day, 22d : inSt.. •- ' .•
. . .. - . ,
.'• The ConVention - was 'organized by . 4-.1
~ . . e. .
- pointing eiditfcAD;Orti FISEIMI, klsq., of
Dauphin' . county as ( Iti'xinae, and G.v.o.
S: -Kilo; -,Esq., •of Ca•ubria county, as
sebretary.:: -
After shell . orgataliation, and a full and
from interchange of. opitdons •ameng the
'delegat&i,Lth'e' follewing Preamble ' and
Restitutions ware introduced, read, fully
discussed, Mad ordered to be" pub
!Mod. !'.. • .:
''''. ' ' .
-- •
Warata.ks, it is desirable thatall those
opposed te the iinisrule of the .4) , Tatinnal
Administration, and especially yo its atroe-
WAS attempt to, force Slivery ,'upon' Kan
sas aoinst the irill;of the people, should .
unite at the ensuing election. n the State
and "Ceinti tiekets, without regird
differeacias . of Opinioa on other subjeCti,,
and without regard to the mede or form
OPffeogng,sal.4 o NPeti tliero,l4re,
of 'Lemuel 'l'i
.. , '''ll,. - 7.:Se'quested i
4. elpt t hosertlling t
aticlel,tlijenti'lo he'
sO l nic'4l4 not ear)
.(,.. iteei?" -- neW' , that, tiliitib call should di &
tati44 - -itati g that; 'i thus - inviting, n o
Indiiiitlualotir party is expected to sa cr i..
flee any principle, 'nor to approve of any
prineiple_of those .witlClylioni be acts,
saving onty-earmelft, Opri-procricat lostil.:-
ity to politicatc&T tib-.," - iFd - i. - t he even
aion'of kiinian..s.ta , 13/,OTt.; --
ritories'Of this-Rein bile.' 4' . - '--- I- ' , -- , ' , e,
!"-'' . -71(4i6tiVik'Priiiifil tiiiieeettniiiii . 4ifibis 7 7
,d .ibirtlic - ;l3ltaiiiiiin
and Secretary there ',:and iiiat.lthe nanny...
be published in .all .the.journars-,:of this
State.,: friendly. to il ! cause:Of Freedont, ..
justice and right. • 1: . :.`.l -.. : . _ . . .. ,
:JOlibrA.' BLS - .131; _C,l t aii nan ;_ , , 7 , ,
l ip
- ' GEO. S. .It. [NO; , A.SetiViar.y; ..-)..... ' ' .
A c — a - rrespoadiltift iirilie'‘.Y.' Y....4'yr,"
Ast,. thus speaks of the reepptiouof the:
action of the -- Conention, by - national
lioliticians,:nnilet date-of . ~ - .
! ~ W.tsurstrrov,- Tuesday, Eeb: 24. 11153. -
"The, action Of the Ilepublipans:-a-,ssem
bled. iii:, State Conyeution yeiterday. at
Harrisburg, Pa., is decniedjudicious.' I
.learn frOta.a gentleman who Was .present
that the leading Itepulilicans of- tits,: State '
I .e:l:insulted With senie :of the.L - principal
I Anti,Lecolupton _ Democrats. before the
ICo tiventioa esseinbhld ;. Vitt it war agreed
'upon, in Convention, that they would not
I proceed to take ailt action against tlie.
.Pc.aistiqiii,in as itepublieans,
' bat adjourn:sine c 1 , '..with instructions to -
their State -Centro . -Committee to call a
Convention, at an early. day, Of all those'
opposed to the 'Le anipton liana. This
Twill . be done, .and the „convention- will,
probably, be - .held sometime, during the
last of June. 'll4 acti. , of the -Repub
licans meetS l the *ishe'.„F . 1i Anti-La
cont .
pton Demeerati.l of Pan ..lvinia, and
is viewed by, the_ Anti 7 Lecompion Demo.
!craws of the llou..te- of Representatives
from , Peiisylvani, j as a-wise movement
in the right direetf
Interesesila_ Irpia Kansas.
Special Cor. of the
LiwitEN.6Ej, '
The Investigat'l
proctireds inform:it,
presence of the
son County, - their)
preacher, Mr. Sc
warrants fOr
City :11i'les acted 1
day Morning. iriSt
action. They ca
night with three.
Clerk of the Shawl
didate inuned t4ox
is 31aefiliaue, al:d
The Committee chi a.session the same
night, and the msitlt of the - proceedings
was of an interestiag character,,
.A Free-
State man, Air. Brown of Shawnee, stat- .
t - fd that he was at the polls all day on the
th of January, and that a man named
Wiley was the last who . voted-, at nine in
thel evening.l i 4 name on the poll list
is numbered One htindred and sixty. The
Judge of Eleetionlswore that ' Bailey was
tile Lk Man that i 'veteti, and that he clos
ed the polls at that tiute. ' The whole
•nutubtr of votes'on the Shawnee returns,
as fuund by the Committee in the aludle
hix., was oc'r 1.161{! hundred !' . Godfrey,
the Clerk, who is j 4 young man, somewhat
oblivious of the .. conequences of tamper
ing with election :returns in Kansas, and -
of a frank - and Open countenance, was
called in and swore that he took ;he re
turns to Westport; and that in a room he
longing to Cul. Boone, in which were that
•gentleman; . ,Mr. Danferth, a 'member of
the felon Convention, a son of the li c v..
Tom Johnson, and one or tiro others, and.
that he sat down•l'Md wrote, while young.
Johnson, Darifert , and Boone read from
paperapro 'ably an old poll-book—.
•a•number-of mutt , until the list reached.
the number state above. . The Judges'
and Clerk's certi eate - was written on a,
blank sheet of . pa -r, and then appended
to the forged retu ns. I - -
The enutinati
.n of Godfrey was rather.
interesting.: He answered all question&
propounded to hit with the utmost frank
ness and night s , ess. On being asked
- what +Ali hishnst . ess, he replied,%“a gam
bier." He Star . that he came to Kan
sag to make it a.S ave State, and-that th a n
reason why he tol ,, was that
he was aenvinee. 'that ` -it must-be Free,,
and . he *is gob •to learei2l: The - men
iniplicated by his 'vidence are among the.
principal tuemli:'. - Of the Pio:Slavery par-.
ty. Danforth, is ~ personal friend of See,.
retary Cobb; . was sent , here:. to work for.
his and the extremeProPagantliits' inter-.
est, and is , the Kanads-corrwpondent of
The Charleston (S.-C.) Mercury. ' Reis
a man of ability and - influence; - lioniteis
well known in Kailm history. Previous
.exiclenc possessed by the-Committeeint-
Plioate Gen. Calhoun.: . The report of the.
,Committee .will- be' published-in• a few
days, and will helot-an fixtrel . nely inter-.
iesting character.. I •.. - I
-• i •
vss, 2t iiould raise,
E REAS - . Let
• V the Estate o
ilarrison Tovinsbili
ceased, have.been.g
alfiSersons indebted
ecrto make intraedi;
tMiing , cLittns as
diem to the - zatlicri.'
nenr Janes' : ,l
settlement., • '3
4iiigbata, Fab. 2
!,41, Egg, Chair.
tlo call a Convention
$ unite
.to effect the
;Add at Flarrisburp,,
2aer-than the first-Of
6icago Tribune.
111OR'D D
• t
~ng'Counnitice Laving
on that required the-
I udges of Election at
Fill Precincts, in John-
Marshal, the fighting
wart,- was sent with
arrest. Me Prairie
a posse, and on don
tailed for-the scene of
Inc back on Saturday,
risoncns—a Judge and'
ee Precinct, - and a can-
toes Notice,.
• ers of l adniinistettion toi-
JosNeu -, late of
1 Pottee!Connty; Pa:, de
nted to the Underaigned,
to said estate are request--
tte payment, and. . those
t the' dame, will present
.er, l inßingbarnyowaShip
duly authenticated fur
'll. J. circLER, Adpa';.:
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