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For the Nttloul In LEONARD W jR A Y . A EOMilC? Or MOD1RI HI8TOHY. liy ill* tmlhur uj " The Ckioiiir/e* of thr Kasti/r,' " Tkf hiiiLisft/,'' " The l'w/e " Hhi/i/i of Lutriiu," jfr. CIIAP. Vir-ConcluJ?J. The argument might have been pursued fur 1 her, lor it was growing in interest, had it i>ot t*M6n suddenly brought to a close by the :ip Piaranec of Mildml, who, la>.ng tier hand on eonard's arm. attracted bin Attention. Kvery one made way for the beautiful Amoiioaii girl, who euid to her brother, in a low voice, trem bling with omotion and torror? " Leonard, dear Leonard, let u* go." Her brother at once saw that something had ononrred to disturb her, for her countenance indieated uiuuh distress of mind. He therefore slightly bowed to hid antagonist, intimating that he hoped to have another opjsirtunity of discussing ttie question more at length, and withdrew with Mildred lo another part of the saloon. " How beautiful ehe is ! " was the exclama tion which roue from group to group, ?s the handsome pair moved through tho brilliantly lighted apartment* to a convenient rccess where thrro wrs a vacant seat. " Mildred, dear Mildred, what haa happen ed .'" asked Leonard, aw Boon an they woro out ol earshot of the company. "I ha.n won Aim hero, Leonard,-' wan the ha-t.y reply, uttered in a voice of anguish, and accoriipariicd by a hurried but anxious glance in the direction of the panning groups '?Mark Avcling!" ejaculated Leonard. "1 m pohsible. Von must b? mistaken." '?Oh, Leonard," sobbed she, ''how could I 1m* deceived f Let ns leavo tho room, pray, lest he should see us. ' " Hid ho not perceive you, then, Mildred?" '? No! I was chatting with the Princes* Mb thilde, about her oonsin and his extraordinary adventures, when I hoard his name announoed, and presently saw him enter. I took the op portunity of the Prineefs's attention being ui verted to the incident, to slip away to where 1 saw you standing. Kut do not let us remain, Leonard, 1 tag." " Dear Mildred," answered Leonard, affec tionately pressing her hand, " Mr. Avcling has no authority over you; nor. so Jong as I live, shall he ever acquire any, with my consent." " But, Leonard, dear Leonard, he has power over von," replied Mildred. "Not in this country, Mildred, to the extent that would render his power dangerous to your personal happiness or safety. I have never yet evaded meeting him, under whatever circum stances, and shall not rhun him now. Ttike my arm, Mildred, and we will rejoin tho com pany." " Leonard, if you love tnc as a sister, if you have any respect for my feelings, 1 beseech you not to expoce me to the importunities of that unfeeling unprincipled man. You know it was against my inpst urgent entreaties you intro duced me into the fashionable world of Paris, and I now entreat you to conduct me home and leavo ine hereafter to enjoy solitude and my own reflection*.'' The noor girl's manner was bo earnest, that Leonard could not refuse her principal request. Besides, he feared tho couwquenoes of excite ment, and pot-sibly a scandal in publio compa ny. He therefore gently assisted her to rise, and, taking hor arm in bin, prepared to lead ber away. They were, however, compelled to pass through the main body of the company, and their appearance once more raised the murmur of admiration which the presence of .Mildred had before excited, and which was al- ! ways certain to follow her footetepe. It war* now even more marked, for the trepidation of j mind under which she was laboring had driven the blood into her che< ks, and imparted a di z : /.ling lustre to her large eye*, heightening her I beaaty to a degree which sui prised even th<#e who had most frequently seen her. Slowly, however, they made their way through the tbrougs gathered together in thoi>o elegant sa loons, Leonard keeping up a vigilant scrutiny of the company, with a view to avoid a oolli- , eion with the individual whoee unexpected ar rival hud bo suddenly marred Mildreds plcas ur?. Ttiey had to pass through one more saloon. It was somewhat smaller than the others, and refreshments were laid out there on a beaufet Here the Princees Mathilde and Prince Louis Napoleon encountered them. u You are not going. Miss Wray,-' exclaimed the Princess, laying her hand "on Mildred ? beautiful arm. " It is oppreasively warm, J know ; but, Uke an ice." " My sinter wishes to take leave of you. | madam, answered Leonard, bowing to bis hostess ; " she im slightly indisposed.'" " I would not detain you, of course," respond ed the Princes*: " but I must introduce you to I a compatriot whom you should know, Monsieur Wray. Come this wav. Cousin," continued I she, addressing Louis Napoleon. " permit me to tekt Monsieur Wray's arm. and do you take Min Wray under your protection, and intro duoe her to Monsieur Aveling. who stands jtmder, | perceive." It was m v.iin to struggle against the force of cftcumxtaiice* Casting an imploring look upon bis siste"intended also to exhort her to take courage Lsonard resigned Mildred to the I Prince, and followed, rather than conducted, hi* fair hr^tess to the l?caufet, where Mark Aveling stood, delil>erately disjoeing of an ice. , . "Monsieur Avelinr," said the Prinrefa, ta king tho lead t f the Prince. " permit me to in troduce Mifs Leonard Wray, a countrywoman of yours, who has, I assure you, quite eclipsed our Parisian oiquettes. and who is likely to drive o .r gallants mad, if *hc remain tho sea Mm id Pane. " And allow mrj* nirid the Prince, u to intrr dune our brother to you, Mr. Ltconard Wray | The aetonii-hment of Maik Ave!ing,on meet ing with Mildred end Leonard under each cir oumstanoes, would jiroHably have betrayed the faot of their 'teing already acqoaintci, and of j the extnU-noe of eom? unpleasant socrct be- j tween th< m, hot he met the fleroe pit of f*eon?r<l, irwifnd of the downcast, timid look thiU Mildred oatit upoa him an the eurtsied Hi* embarraiwrncnt, however, wae only mo- ! mentary, and bin ?elf-pn?rn*>ton only equalled by that of Mildrtsd and Leonard ttaetnmlre* : The lalnUtHKi with which he honored them wae of the moat formal kind"! and wm aa atiffly returned by l^onard, who, by a grest effort, oontarivrd to pr?*efrve an unruffled exterior, tfcengb af in wind prey to violent rage and fa. dignatioo The introduction over, the Prin- I earn added, ?idreewing the Prinee. and taking bis arm? " And now,oou*in, we will reeign Mis* Wrny onoe mere to h?-r brother'* care, though I doubt wfattir, with all km vigilance, he will be able *> prsswei her fmm getting a bun band in Pane, before very long " go ?yfag, and prewfag Mildred * band ss eke spoke, the Priaere* turned away, with her gga^a, leaving (<eonard and Mildred face to torn with Mark. Leenard felt bieeMtnr trem Mr, fm sbe stood, leaning beavily pn b-? arm tm sifpsr?, and not dariag fee look up, though ?ware that Ike eyes of Mark ware upon her, ae well eit those * f the bjetaedpse* The pause that ensued, though brief, wm painful and e#fca>?rd,lx4 was brangkt tefcjftiM by Leon ard's bowing silently to AidMr.and eompo Wdlf withdrawing Willi the AgMReg Mildred. ft?I'listl. haaeve* bad WSejr quitted th? line" than Mark's as?1*4 Impassibility left tutu Hie mmmmw wider went, a rap d change, tin ning from pale to scarlet, and then t.> pule again. Hid teeth and lips became firmly compressed, and large drojiu of heavy perspiration stood out from his brow. Sudden ly, he dashed down the gluiM be hold, with a I veheuienoe far from in koeping with the sober rules of gentility, and, to the amazement of those who had witnessed the recent incident, rushed out aker the departed couple with an alacrity quite transatlantic. He overtook them in the vestibule; and so rap id had been bin pace, that he even overshot them a few paces: " Vour pardon, Mr. Wray,"ejaculated he, in Koglish, in a Hurried tone ; " but I was ho as tonished to meet with you, and with Mus Wruy, I fear I have been guilty of a breach of oourtosy in not recognising you when you were introduied. May 1 be permitted to tender an apology 1 " u None is needed, Mr. Aveling, so far as I am concerned." replied Leonard, calmly; " and I wiM also venture to Hay as much for my sister." ?'But, Mr. Wray, Mr. Wray," pursued Ave ling, following the young man and his com panion, "Iwish to apeak with you. I have Homothing of ini(Mtrtunoe to say." '? Sir,'' retorted Lnonard, stopping short, and confronting him, 1 desire to have as little to do with you r? possible. The relation in which we stand towards each other has long siice bceu determined, and I do not desire to diH turb it, save in ho far a* it may release me from all oh' gation to you. 1 am your debtor, but you have yoi'r security.. We will, if you pTeasc, retain our mutual position, until I can redeem the pledges which the improvidence of my unhappy father, and the curse of a fearful institution, have placed in your hand, as h guarantee for the advances your father made to mine. Sir. I wiBh you good evening" So saying, Loonard hurried forward, leaving Mark confounded, and standing like a statue in the hall. He was aroused from bis abstrac tion by a servant, who, addressing him in Freucli, snid? " Monskur, veut il sa voiture ?"* "Eh! What! No! Yea! Confusion!" ex claimed lie, all in n breath ; and rushed out after Leonard, guided by the sound of rece ding wheels, and utterly oblivious that ho had left hat aod cloak behind him, and that it was pouring in torrents. * Does Monsieur want hi* carriage? " WASHINGTON, D. C. TUESDAY, JUNE 13, 1854. AH ASTOUNDING DEVELOPMENT?THE CLAYTON AMENDMENT NOT OMITTED ? FOREIGNERS EXCLUDED, NOT ONLY FROM SUFFRAGE, BUT SETTLEMENT?A TEST OATH PRE8CRIBFD. yVe have been for several days apprised of an astounding imposition practiced upon the country in the passageof the Nebraska-Kansas Bill?the detection of which, we learn, is due to the vigilanco of Col. Benton. Will the Peo ple of the United States !>elieve that the Clay ton Amendment, instead of having been omit ted in the Nebraska-Kansas Bill, is at this mo ment part and parcel of it? When Mr. Richardson moved the Senate Bill as a substitute for the Bill of the House, be stated, distinctly and unqualifiedly, that the Clayton Amendment, excluding foreigners from the right of suffrage in the Territories, was omitted. This was reiterated by him through out all the proceedings; every speaker proceed ed on the assumption that tho statement was correct: only with this condition oould tho Bill have passed the House. But we know how it was pa?srd?no time given for examination or amendment; all discussion, all amendment choked off in Committee of the Whole, before j the first section had been disposed of; the whole bill forced through under whip and spur, bJ a re.-kloss majority, overriding the rules of the House, and their own Spcafer. And now. what do we find"? This very Clay ton amendment, substantially retained ! Here it is in black and white, constituting the 22d scction of the Bill? ?'Sue. 23. And be it further enacted, That every free white male inhabitant above the j ago of twenty-one ycaiH, who shall bo an act j ual resident of said Territory, and shall jkjs- i wess the qualifications hereinafter prescribed, shall be entitled TO VOTR AT THK FIRST ELECTION, and shall be eligible to any office within the said Territory; hot the qualifica tions of voters, and of holding < ffioe, at all suhstquent elections, shall be such as shall be proscribed by the Legislative Atsembly: Pro vided, That the right of suffrage and of holding offioc shall be exercised ONLY BY CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES, AND THOSE WHO SHALL HAVE DECLARED ON I OATH THEIR INTENTION TO BECOME SUCH, AND SHALL HAVE TAKEN AN I OATH TO SUPPORT THE CONSTITU- j TION OF THE UNITED STATES AND I THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT: And provided, further, That no officer, soldier, sea man, or marine, or any other person in the army or navy of the United States, or attached to troops in the ser\ioe of the United States, shall be allowed to vote or hold tffije in said Territory by reason of l?eing on servico there in." Mind?r'nly at tho first election, will all residents be pet mi Wed to vot.-. After that, the qualification of electors shall be prescribed by the legislative Assembly, subject, however, to this restriction?that only citizen*, and those who shall have gone through the regular prelimi nary process of naturalization, shall he entitled to vote or bold office; and also to this most extra ordinary restriction, that all soch native, natu ralised, and inchoate citizens, before they can vote or hold office, most not only vote to sup port the Constitution of the United States, hot " the provisions of this act. '1 The complicated wickedness of this section is astounding. First: ^ AS TO THE DECLARATION" OF INTENTION, j The New York Post says: " The declaration of intention referred to, is that mentioned in the naturalisation acts, and the oath to support the Constitution is that taken at the end of a five years' residence after a declaration of intention None but cftirnns those who are born in tho countiy, or, by a five years naturalization, have become citizens? , swear to the Constitution. The Judges who will be appointed will unquestionably so hold, aod exclude all others from the polls." Seoondly: AS TO THK TR8T t?ATII. The Mint journal remarks : " Hut the mnftt inmlting provision in thin po tior, and the most itttoh-rfhle provision hi the whole bill, ia that which ma Von it and the Conatitution of equal sanctity ; which compels every man who proeente himself at the poll* to yot*, or n? a candidate Tor ofRoe. to swoar that he will support the Nebraska hill; and which 1 rrqnrn him to devote himnelf to the propaga tion of Slavery before he ia allowed to axerotn* the inalienable right of firemen " Thin ie the flrvt time an American oiticn has ever been required to take an oath to sup- . port an act of Congress: it is the first time suffrage and <ffise were ever made dependent upon such an uath ; it is the first time tho ex tension of Slavery han been raised to the level of a constitutional duty.' Remember, tho clause lopcaling the Missou ri Compromise, is the distinctive provision of the bill?and every settler after the first elec tion, will bo required to swear to support this provision ! We again copy from the Post, to show TllE OPERATION OF THE SECTION. " The operation of this qualification will be to exclude from the polls and from oflioe in the 'territories nearly every man who goes there from the free States. It will dtsfranohUe nearly every member ot every emigrant as?> ciation that has jet been formed, and place the entire political power of the Territory in the hands of slaveholders, or slavery propagand ists; for no others will or can take the oath required by tho terms of this act. '? It will also exclude from tho polls and from office, for five years, every foreigner who may rtach the Territory after the first election day. ''As the great bulk of tho future settlers of Nebraska will be foreigners and emigrants from the free States, it is obvious that, so far from governing themselves, tho inhabitants of the Territory will have comparatively nothing to do with making or administering the laws which they will be required to obey." Hut this is not all. Toe provision of the act that repeals the Missouri Compromise, extends to tho Territories all other laws of the United States. Now, among these, is the Law regula ting Intercourse *?ith the Indians, which ex pressly excludes foreigners* from the territories occupied by the Indians. Tho section then pro vides for tho exclusion of foreigners, not only from the right of fcuffrage, but the right of feet dement in the Territory. And naturalized citi zens, together with those who have taken the usual oath of intention to become citizens, before they can vote, are required to swear support to this provision ! that is, to swear support to provisions that not only disfranchise foreign settlers, but thrust them from the Torritory ! Waq ever a more stupendous imposition practiced? What think the German citizens and immigrants, who have been soothed with the assurance that Clayton's amendment wa? omitted? What thinks the majority which violated the rules of the House, rather than suffer full and oarcful investigation of the Bill, which would have brought to light this gross imposture? What thiuks tho independent Press of the oountry, of a trick which, with all its familiarity with legislative, corruption, it never dreamed of? What think the good Peo ple of the country of this oovort, insidious, com plicate plot, for subjugating tho Territories to the Oligarchy ? Mr. Douglas, we learn, has gone to Chioago? to explain the provisions of the Bill to his frieuds*, to show how beautifully it embodies the Prinoiple of Popular Sovereignty. We hope the Telegraph wi'l carry tho forogoing section to Chicago, in timo for him to explain its meaning, and how it came to be where it is. ? Unless, bearing a passjxnt from tho War De partment, stating tboir object?and which is merely temporary. The penalty far violating the act is $1,000, and exclusion from the Territory. The subjeot to which we have referred has been under consideration among leading opponents of the Nebraska Bill for some days; and to-day, Mr. Maoe gave notice of a bill whioh he intended to submit in relation to it. We were so fortunate as to obtain a oopy, and present it to our readerr We hope the atten tion of the People will be aroused. They will now understand why such hot haste was man ifested in pushing the Nebraska Bill through, without allowing amendments to it, or even the reading of its sections in detail. When our immigrant population is told that tho Clay ton amendment is omitted, let this 22d section be read to them. A Bill lo explain nn<l define the mcnnltic ot certain prevision* of thr art entitled 'An net toort-uni/e the Territories of Nebraska anil Kansas," and to repeal a part thereof. '? He it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, I in Congre's assembled, That qualifications for holing ofiioeor exercising tho right of suffrage in said Territories shall be the same at each subsequent as at the first election, unless alter ed by the legislative power of the Territory ; and so much of the said act as restrict the right of voting and holding oflioe in said Terri- I tory to those who have made a declaration of intention to become citizens of the United States, shall not be construed to mean the deo- I laration, and the oath auer five years' residence ptescribed in the naturalization acts; but shall be oonstruod to mean a declaration and oath made in any court of record, when tho party 1 pleases, and at any time before giving the vote or accepting the < nice; and so much of the eaid aot as further rostricts the right of suffrage and of holding office to those who will tnko an oath to admit slavery in the Territory, by taking an oath to support tho provisions of the said act, ?hall be, and the same is hereby, rapealed. u8kc 2. And be it further enacted, That the sixth Fection of tho Indian Intercourse Liw, approved Juno 30, 1834, shall not be held to be applicable to any of the torTit??ry included in the Territories of* Kansas and Nebraska, and which shall be open to white settlements.'' Fkckdom or Spkkcii in Virginia.? The Lynchburg Virginian nt?trn that a young man from one of the Northern State*, named Rioh ard Norris. an employee on the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad, ban hern held to hail, on the ohargo of having publicly uttered wenti ments of an abolition and inoendiary character in one of the hotels of that oity. We all know that "abolition and incendi ary " sentiments in Virginia, are such as were expressed by Thomas Jefferson, and in the Vir ginia Legislature during the debate on Eman cipation soma twenty-three years ago. In Rome and Tupcany, Protestants may hold their own faith, provided they have it to themselves, but cannot worship publicly, and the circulation of " herotioal" sentiments is forbidden under heavy penalties. Americans, we know, are suspeoted characters within the Austrian do minions, merely booause they oome from a Democratic oountry, and are obliged to be very ciroumspeot in speech. Any puhlio utterance of Demoeratio opinions would be deemed in ? cendiary and seditious, and subjeot them to arrest and punishment. Virginia and her sis ter States of the Sonth adopt a similar policy for the protection of their institutions. A Northern man visiting the South, comes under a system of CNpionage?bis nativity and educa tion are prima facte evidence against him?if he venture to utter his Anti-Slavery opinions publicly, on a railroad oar, or at a hotel, he is liable-to arrest, the name a? if he were in Aus trift. Hurrah for Liberty and Union ! POLITICS IN IND1AHA. . The Administration papers point with oora placenoy to the action of tho late State Con vention of the no-called Democracy of Indiana, it* fully endorsing the policy ot tho 1 resident and Senator Douglw in regard to the Nebras lea Bill. We all know how such ConventioDB are packod and managed. The subordinates of the Administration take careot tho primary meeting* and pick tho delegates, and then tl.o proceedings ??f the Convention are determined by shrewd, active politicians n tho mterowt ol the men in power. The Indiana State Convention was doubtless got up and managed in this way. It mot at Indianapolis on the 24th ult..aud put tn nomi nation Nehemiah Hay den for Secretary ot State, John P. Drum for Auditor, Elijah New land for Treasurer. J 0- BrwHT, who owns a plantation of slaves in Kentucky, preu ? ? (? rauam N. Fitch, who made his entree into Congress a few years ago by the aid Aboli tion votes, given to him on tho strongth ot a pledge, publicly made in * riting, that if no one would bring forward a bill to abolish Slavery io the District of Columbia, he would, moved tho following resolution; whioh, of course, was ^Ruolved, That Judge Douglas of the Uni ted States Senate, is entitled to and receives our hearty thanks for so ably advocating the prin ciple of non intervention, as contained in the Kansas and Nebraska bill, and that wo cordi ally endorse the action of our Senators and Representatives in sustaining the same. The non-intervention so admired by r. Fitch was the extension of all the laws ot the United States to the Territories, and making thein binding on their inhabitants, exoopt the law for the protection of frotfcom and tree la bor in all tho region north of 36 deg. 30 nun, Among theoti.or worthies present were Lieut Governor Wn.LARD and K. A. Hannegan. We do not see the name of W. J. Brown, of ex. SiHsakership memory, a most devoted supporter of the Administration, but of course he was there. The Convention adopted the following so lutions: ? R,solved, That the Democrat ot Indiana fully approve of the principles of the act ex tending tho laws of the Unitoi State* over, and organising the Territories of Nebraska and Kl^lWve</, That wo concur in the opinion that it is not properly within tbo j.msd.cUon of Congress to determine the provisions of the Constitution of a State, farther than to require that it be of republican form, but on the con trary that the people do po ?ess the right and power to adopt such form of Government rj they may deem best suited to their views and wants: and that this right should be recognised as one of the fundamental principles of self That this Convention is distinctly opposed to that provision of the No^ra** Kansas bill, commonly known as the amendment, which made a distinction between native-born and foreign inbabiUn^ who ma be residents of the Territories^ and feel grati lied that the efforts of the Democracy have 1 en suoce. iful in expunging that odious fec ture from the act. . " Resolwd, That intemperance is a great moral and social evil, for the restraint and cor rection of which legislative interposition is no ocssary and proper; but that we caqpot ap prove of any plan for the eradication or cor rection of this evil, that must nece. ariljr result in the infliotion of greater ones; and that we are therefore opposed to any law ?P<?n h subject that will authorise the searching for or seizure, covfiwilion, and destruction of private ^PfoiZjved. That we regard all ??hUcf or" ir animations, based upon the single idea of tem perance reform, as dangerous to the ty of our republican form of Government, by withdrawing the attention trom the great pole cat principles upon which it is founded, and that we most earnestly appeal to onr MUm Democrats, throughout the State, to adhere, in the seleotion of members of tho Legislature, to the practioe of ohosing such men as will mako these great principles of Dem<vcratic policy, un der the influence of which th;s country hr been brought to its present elevated and pros perous condition, paramount to all other con siderations. , , ?? __ " Resolved, That the Democracy of Indiana, Hill adhering to the Constitution of the Con federacy openly and avowedly condemn any organization, secret or otherwise, that would aim to diirobe any citizen, native, or adopted, of hie political, civil, or rcbgious liberty Adopted." We understand that this Convention, controlled by office holders, office expectants, and dependent* of the Administration, oould speak authoritatively for itself, but not for the Democracy of Indiana. We are inclined to think that the great meeting held at Lafayette, Indiana, on the 29th of May, to hear Daniel Mace, one or its TVmonratic Representatives, afforded a better indioation of tho sentiments of the Democratic People of that State. The Daily Courier of Lafayette, an Administration paper, says of it: ? The meeting at the court hoo ln<t even km srs h ? n Ui in the ?itj for ? '"?? Th? nnnrt house was crowded to overflowing, with 7political MdilMtioo? DemO I'oth Hard and Soft, old fojy and pro missive, Wbigs, Free So ?er*,and AbobtionisUi Th^offioOTK Rod commits ??? 'L^? crats, and all prominent men in tho party As we laid, tome time time, the prrject or a State Convention of true Democrat* of all parties, to be held on tha 13th of July, is now agitated in Indiana. Mr. Maoe, Mr. Parker, Mr. Julian, and those who sympathize with them, are, we presume ready for aot:on. Let somebody put the ball in motion. Indiana, with a little timely effort, .may be woii over to tho side of Freedom. Her vote stood in 183?, for Van Brren, 33,000, all others, 41,000; in 1840, for Harrison 65,000, Van Ruren, 51,000; in 1844, Polk, 70,000, all others, 72,000; 1848, for Cash, 75 000, all oth em, 78 000; in 1852, Pieroa, 95 000, all others, 88,000. It will be observed that at four of the five Presidential elections, from 1836 to 1852, inclusive, the so-oalled Domooratio Party of Indiana wai in the minority; and that its majority at the last election wai only 7,000, whioh was owing to the temporary subsidence of the Anti-Slavery excitement, and the in crease of the foreign vote, whioh was generally thrown for General Pieroe. In this period of Anti-Slavery agitation, and when a large proportion of our naturalized population boa Keeu alienated from the Party in power by tbe Pro-Slavery policy of the lat ter, it will be ott?y to overoome this majority, by a wiee union of tbe Anti-Slavery dppoai tion in Hie State. Let the Whigs, Independ ent Democrats, and liberal Democrat* like Mr. Mace, conoentrate their forces, and put down the Hunker, Pro-Slavery Administration Par ty. They oan do it, if they will. THK PEOPLE IK MOTION IN PENNSYLVANIA. We notioe in the Laporte Democrat, of Penn sylvania, a Bigler paper, the report of the pro ooodings of citizens of Sullivan County, in Convention uaaembled, to oonsider the question involved in the Nebraska Bill. Richard Bed ford presided; fourteen Vice Proaideuts, and live Secretaries wero appointed. "The Hon David Wilmot was then called upon, and addressed the meeting. His speech, whion occupied iihout two bouri<, was a calm, but forcible and masterly review of the whole question. It abounded in facta and demon strationa. and ovinced both tho ability and tbe moral integrity of the man." Tho Committee on Resolutions made their report, from which we extract the following, in relation to tbe great question of Slavery and Liberty: " Resolved, That we consider this question naramount to all other political qtustiona now before the oountry. We believe tbe time baa come when true men of all parties should unite to arrest the further aggressions of the slave power. " Resolved, That we believe it right and ex pedient that a'common movement be made to place Pennsylvania in its true prosition on this question, aud we here declare our willingnefs to co operate with any movement to accomplish this object. '? Resolved, That we join in the recommenda tion, already expressed, to hold a STATE MASS CONVENTION, as early aa practica ble, for the purpose of organizing the Jriends of Freedom, and making their Mtion more effect ive. " Resolved, That a oommitteo of three be appointed by the President, to address such of the candidates on tbe State tioket aa have not pubHcly expressed a full opinion upon this subject, requesting them to atatc their several opinions upon the questions involved in the Nebraska and Kansas bills, as fully and dis tinctly aa they think proper." The editor of the People's Journal, Potter county, Pennsylvania, in reply to a suggestion of tho Era, says: "We have done our beat to bring about union of action among the opponents of Sla very, aud shall labor to the same end still, al though the favorable time for such action has none by. * * * * * We hope tbat all Conventions hereafter called for the nomina tion of candidates, will be People's Conven tions, and will embraoe all opponents of the extension of Slavery, without regard to their previous political connections. It is madness to divide loager upon abstract idep~, while an oligarchy of slaveholders is revolutionizing the oountry, and will soon 'crush out' every semblance of Liberty, unless Northern froemen unite in to defence. Why not call a People's State Contention, to meet in Harrisburgh, in August next, and urge County Conventions all over the State, of like oharaeter. If General Larimor, George Darise. John W. Howe, Da vid Wilmot, John M. Rood, John C. Kunkle, or others of like stomp, would oall such a Con vention. and reoommend such County Conven tions, we should cipeot to see poor Hunker ridden Pennsylvania redeemed from its degra ded position at once." By the way, we bear it stated, that the Dem ocratic Convention of Mr. Dawson's district has passed resolutions condemning the Nebras ka bill, and instructing their representative in the Legislature not to vote for Mr. Dawson for Senator, should he be a candidate. That gerftleman was one of tho immortal forty nine who voted to throw open the Territories of Nobrnska and Kansas to Slavery. MICHIGAN. In Detroit, tho home of General Caw, who wai d'strcescd by the introduction of tbe Ne braska BiM, but had not tbe moral oourago to opp< se it, a vast meeting was held on the eve ning of the 7th instant, at the Court House, to protest against the Nebraska outrage. Thn Detroit Daily Democrat says: " We have wjtne sed some of the largr ?t gathering which have been held in the City Hall for the pe t three years, and with the ex ception of one, and that, the mect:ng in response to the call to oonsider the school question and city refo. jns, we have seen none that was larger in number or ocoupied the ball more fully than the one last night; neither have we seon any meeting within tho same time that was more orderly, or contained a more respectable body of earnest, attentive, and intelligent men, be longing to tho working c!as), to the merchant \ and to the several protetuions, than the gather ing last night.'' Hon. Jacob M. Howard, Hon. Kingsley S. Bingham, Stephen Bech, editor of the Michi gan Volltthiol, a Merman paper published at Detroit, and Hon. Mr. Chandler,addressed the moeting, and their speeches woro received with great applause: afuer which, a series of pnngont resolutions was adopted, among them the fol lowing : u Resolved, That we hereby tender our hoart felt thanks to the moraber of Congress from this State who in good faith resisted this viola tion of p':ghted faith and gross outrage upon liberty and rights " Resolved. That our Senators in Congress, and th< *3 ol our Representatives who gave to this moasure their support, have grossly mis represcntsd tho wishes and betroyod the inter ests of their constituents. Placed in oiroum stances where they might have struck a signal blow for liberty and right?, they have shown themselves unworthy nf their high positions, have forfeited the oonfidenoo of the people, and exchanged enduring honor for the paltry fruits of political subserviency/' We hope that the State Mass Convention, which was called some time since by tbe Cen tral Committeo of Independent Democrats, to take measures aga:nst the consummation of the Nebraska in quity, and which was to meet at Kalamazoo on the 21st instant, now that the Bill has paseed, ?ill concert some plan to se cure such a movement as tho friends of Free dom have initiated in Ohio. Michigan oan surely be placed on the right aide, for a health ful feeling pervades the masses of her people. K7" The Philadelphia Register has hcoome ?n afternoon paper. The editor hri labored hard and ?ffl<ii*ntly, and we trust the friondn of Freedom will reward him with a liberal patronage, and mmtain his excellent paper in it* fiitcro nareor of honor and nnefiilnem The (Joorgotown (Ky.) Herald publishes h tme *ile and bfasphetnons poetry, for whioh itn editor ought to be indicted and punished CONQBEM. The Senale learned to-day that tho late model Legislature of the free State of Califor nia was really in favor of the Nebraska bill, and its Senators and Representatives now .know they were right in voting lor it! Mr. Cass delivered hid sentiments on the insane land bill ? and, by a singular coincidence, he thinks just what tho President said upon that subject, but does not think anythiug the Pres ident did not say ! He is more explicit than the President! In the House, the bill regulating the pay of postmasters, as amended by the Senate, was panned; Mr. Stanton introduood a bill to re store oivil superintendents to the United States armories ; and, in Committee, Mr. Walbridgc delivered a speech on,the Paoifio Railroad, the formal consideration of which measure has been postponed until the second Monday of December next. BRITISH AMBBICA. The subjects of her Britannic Majesty will no doubt affirm that there is " a North !" Look at the map of North America. Off to the northwest there is a comparatively small region of oold and sterile country, about 700 miles pquare, which belongs to Russia. Still farther northward, on the east, are Greenland and Iceland. Excepting these, all the vast re gions of country north of the United States be long to Great Britain, and are oalled British America. They consist of four million squaro miles of territory, or nearly three-fourths of a million more than our States and Territories! Tho improved and organized portions of the territory consist of? Square tniles. Population. Canada - - . 400,000 . 1 842 884 New Brunswick - 28 000 200,000 Nova Scotia - - 19 000 300 000 Prinoe Edw'd Island 2 000 75 000 Newfoundland - 37,000 100,000 486000 2,517,264 These countries are important in extent of territory and in population, but they aro great also in their navigable rivers and lakes, in their extent of seacoast, in their natural resources of forest, minerals, and agriculture, in the ships they possess, in their imports and exports, in their revenue, in their ratio of increase, in their intelligence and love of freedom, in the .size ?f their cities, and in all their social characteris tics. And what is the political condition of regions so interesting? Each Province has a Governor and Council, appointed by the Qiieen of Great Hritain, and a local eloctcd Legislature of very limited powers, the whole being subject to a Captain General appointed by tho Crown. Those appointed ( flicers are not natives of the Provinces, and the Provinces have no repre sentatives in tho British Parliament, which legislates for them. Arc they satisfied with this condition of things? They assuredly are not. Their dis satisfaction is doep and universal. It is not angry nor rebell;ous. Resentments toward the mother country havo not been excited. Tho feeling toward hor is that of respect, affectiou, and gratitude. Vet arc tho Provinces nst ig norant of their great disabilities and privations. They spoak feelingly of them, and quaintly enough of their wish to be annexed to their mother country?thus indicating their desire to become an integral portion of the realm, as new States become an integral portion of this Republic, and to be admitted to representation in the imperial Parlisment. and to a national existence. If this is not to be allowed them as, indeed, it is not?they have alternative de sires. These are? 1st. Annexation to the United States. Id. The formation of a kingdom or confed eration of their own. To the former there are some objections, one of which we cited yesterday, in an ex tract from a spcoch of Hon. Joseph Howe, Secretary of tho Provinco of Nova Scotia, wherein he avowed its determined pur|Kwo to never lend itself to the support of the institu tion of Slavery. To tho latter, important impediments are also offered, ohielty in the iuaccessiblenoss of the difforent provinces to eaoh other, from the want of railroads and other improve ments. Wo are of opinion, however, that some (f these obstacles will ere long I* re moved, and that a new political existence will bo entered upon by these interesting provinces. What that existence shall be, time and its events alone can determine. C. WASHINGTON MATTEB8 The orgauixation of tho new City Govern ment took place yesterday morning. In tho Board pf Aldeimen, Silas Hill, Esq was elected President, and Robeit Clarke K q. Vioe President. Tho Sioretary of tho former Board, Mr. Middlcton, and tho messenger, Mr. Kleiber, were oontinued in their offices. In the Board of Common Counoil, Dr. A. McD. Davis was choton President, tho election of Vioe President being deforrcd. Mr. Rich ard Barry was continued secretary. After the preliminary organizations in each Board, the Aldermen met the Council in joint meeting, Silas Hill, Esq., in tho chair. Mr. John T. Towers, after tho delivery of an address, took tho usual oath of office. A numerous assembly congregated in the council-room, tj witness the ceremonies of in Hta'lation, many of whom availed themselves of the imitation extended by the Mayor to the mem Iters of the two boards and his fellow citizens, to meet him at his home. "The KaMon (Md ) Gazette fttntcn that har vest hand* have determined not to out wheat tbil year for lem than two dollar* per day. A *mall number havo already l>??n offered that Mim, wh'oh of ootirM hri Tainted the idea* of all." We trunt the idea* and the wageH of all may he kept up. We rejoice in the high price* of breadstuff* in thie country, not only becauoe lands are thoreby enhanced in value, but be cause labor ie aleo; and we nhonld cnaee to je joice with the farmer, if heehould be unwilling to let thn laborer rejoice with him. A harvest hand in well worth, per day, the price of a bushel of the wheat he garners. Another Mi'rdrr?At New York, John Marshal, a stable keeper, on Sunday night, killed Michael Collamer, an employee, In a quarrel about wages. LITKKAKY NOTICES. I>ANiKt,( a Model, for Youao Mkn. A series of Lec ture*, by W. A. Scott, b. D.. at Now Orleans. N. \ ork : Carter A Brothers. For wile by Gray A Ballantyne and R. Farnham, Wusbington, D. C. One vil., pp. 340 ocUvo. Among the great men of the Scriptureti?and they are the greater of all the manifested grandeur of the race of man?David holds a conspicuous place. The Jews rank him with Moees; and there is a most wonderful recogni tion of God's eminent commendation of his character, while yet young, recorded in the 14th chapter of Ezekiel, 14th verso. Hie word* by the prophet are these: " Son of man! when the land sinneth against me by trespassing grievously, then I will strotch out my hand upon it, and will break the staff of bread therooi, and will Mend famine upon it, and will cut off man and beaut from it. Tnongh these three men?Noah, Daniel, and Job?were in it, they should deliver but their own souls by their righteousness, saith tho Lord God." Now, this prophocy wae made B. C. 594, A. M. 3410, and Daniel at that time was a young man, certainly not thirty years of age. So early was he acknowledged to be a Prince in Israel; and, groat as were the honors conferred by Persian mooarcbs, his was intogrity unao duoed, unbought, unterrifiod. Such was Dan iol, whose charaotsr as a model man is here presented to our young men lor their emula tion. These Lectures were delivered by Dr. Sootfc on Sunday evenings, in New Orleans. They are as interesting as a Waverloy novel, and we hopo th's book may command a wide circula tion. No library of a Christian Association, or any other library association for young men, ought to bo without it. Let a father put this book into the hands of his son, saying, " Hero is a man of political rank and fame, whose life you will do well to oopy as u safe model." Of the first Daniel we have often thought i Milton must have been describing, when be | eays? "Faithful found Among the faithless; faithful only he, Among innumerable false ; uninovod, Unshaken, unsoduced, unterriliod. His loyalty he kept, his love and ?eal. Nor number nor examplo with him wrought To swerve from truth, or change his constant mind, Though single.1' If it were possible for our pnblio men, and members of Congress, especially of -the free States, to recover their lost faith that tiod was on the side of Humanity, we might hope to have some modern Daniels, but uever before. Men of expediency and compromise may make set ond rate Daniels, but they never stand firo. f Tiik Pivink Character Vindicated. By Rev. Moses Ballon. New York : Published by Redfield. Ono vol., pp. 412. Sold by Taylor A Muury. When we noticed the "Conflict of Ages," we were sure that work would make a con vulsion in the world of Theology, and that it must result in new combinations and new re lations of views, consequent upon the course of reasoning presented by Dr. Beecher. In this we have not been disappointed, nor in the va rious views taken of that work by men hold ing standpoint* diverse and antagonistic to ' each other. I The Prinoeton Review, tho organ of the j Church of all Presbyterian ism, hails this great work as " an ally " to orthodoxy. The Method ists and Unitarians are quite as well pleased with Dr. Becoher, as an ally of theirs; and, though the volume at the head of this notice affects to vindicate the character of God from Dr. Beechor's work, yet it is clear enough, ho is deligh'od with the book, for the reflex in fluences it is to havefcto build up Universalism in' place of Orthodoxy. Now, is it not a veiy wonderful work, this "Conflict of Ages," by j Dr. Edward Beccher, that it suits everybody I and all borta of sects! Certainly, it is a book easier read than replied to. And Mr. Ballon OiU?n makes a grand flourish of words, words, words! He is honest, no doubt, in thinking his argumentation meets all the cane, and ends tho controversy?a controversy which began before the flood, and is likely to last to the end of all thing*. The height of this great argu ment has l?een attempted, in all ages, by men who felt able to "justify tho ways of God to man." But it is just now where it was when Paul wrote his opistle to the Romans. * Nothing can be more frank and honest than tho manner in which he has put the oVjection of the imaginary Jew, who acts, in his ninth chapter, the part of the disputant of what Paul has affirmed in relation to God's moral government of the world?" Why doth he yet find fault? For who hath resisted his will? '?ver. 19. There it is! standing up against the boavens like tho Peak of Teneriffe out of the ooean, naked, severe, and sublime. Paul'* reply is the only one he could give, or, rather, that he did give: "Nay, but, Oman, who art thou that repliest against God ? Shall the thing formed fay to bun that formed it, ' why haht thou made ipo thus ? ' " Paul at once put over him, as a shield, the Sovereignty of God?"the Judge of all the Karth will do right"?and here he re*ts, and there the dis ciples of Christ havo l>ecn content to rest amidst all the oontontions of oenturies. We do not regret tho publication of the Conflict of Ages, which, if it but wakes up tho souls of men to tho oontcmplation of the great realities of a future life, must work a happy influence u|>on the oause of pietjr, and tho promotion of the )>est interests of the world. What most is to l>e dreaded is a torpidity of tho public mind, which, oonoluJing a subject to be beyond the reach of all intellootion, ceaswts thence to think about it; and when men oeate to think, they very soon oeaie to foel?and death ensues. Let this enigma once more wake up the minds of men to a now attempt at it* solution. It oan not but result in the increase of the knowledge of the Bible and the love of God. % f Qj?*" Mr. Nelaon, American consul at Tnrka Inland, after being fined #200 for an alleged anHinilt upon a magistrrvto, ban been thrown into prison for hi" refusal to pay a further fine of $ 135. Ho bad predion* difficulties with tho authorities, growing out of his resisting what be regarded as illegal demands upon American , vessel* trading at the Island. Mr. Coonig. who is bearing for an arles'an well at Mobile, has reached a depth of two hundred feet, and having oome upon a stratum of fine blue- olay, is fl ittered with tho hope that his laltors are nearly oompleted.