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[C jtr of the Evening Poat.] A couching Election-TV Tht Tax and Get. WaUcer-rrAn Anhi j Slavery Sermon. I.AWHENCE, Kansas, Jung 8,1557- Aa the hour approaches fyr assembling fhe Frcc-State-Convention and legisla ture, the skies brighten and the pros pects of the party assume a cheerful tone; danger of collission with the government troops fades away, and confidence iu the result of the deliberations strengthens. — L'uwn and harmony in convention and council will probably prevail, and it the representatives and delegates to assem ble at ffppcka tQ-morrow shall prove true to themselves and to their cause, they will accomplish much towards securing hat liberty for which they have so gen < rously, so"caruestly struggled during the past two years. Meetings have this last week been held throughout the territory, to express the sentiments of the different communi ties, and in this way to reveal the minds of the whole people. Thus far only one tentiiuent has been expressed —and with one voice. It is that of sustaining the Topeka Constitution and advising against any attempt at voting under the laws of the bogus legislative. The former poli cy of the party wili be adhered to, and the Topeka Constitution will probably be re-adopted. It ib not to he denied that there has existed a difference of opinion here as to the propriety of participating in the constitutional election to be held this month, but the great mass of the people adhere to their original determination, and the few exceptions are not of much influence per se. Their greatest harm is in distracting the forces of the party just j at the time when the strength which j pomes from union is of the utmost im portance and can be made most available. Newspapers at the East, that have pro fessed such sympathy, encouragement and co-operation iu the work of securing j freedom to Kansas, ought to be careful how they give advice, and they ought j not to rebuke the party for a supposed derilection of duty, when separated from the scenes of effort by such a distance as I to prevent a proper knowledge of all the facts. There are leaders of the free-state par ty here who are believed to be just as patriotic as Borne eastern editors; they are far more capable of judging what is sound policy and of giving advice to the people of Kansas, for they know all the circumstances and details of the case. I think the party wise in not attempting to vote at the approaching election ; indeed, it can scarcely be a quest ion whether they vote, because, "suppose they decide to do no, they can't, because the registry has been so imperfectly made up that prob ubly seven-eights of the number are not on the list, and consequently cannot vote. The Topeka district, which has nine hun dred free-state voters has not been can vassed, and not a vote there is available. Here, with a population of two thousand people, the few that are registered are obliged to go to Lecompton, twelve miles, to vote. At Quiudaro, with a population of two or three hundred, only three vo ters are on the list, and one of these is a resident of Missouri. And so throughout the chapter. But the election will be held, ''great care will be taken to prevent fraud and violence at -he polls," a con stitution suited to the wants of the ad ministration will be adopted, and the "dem'.eratic" party will be glorified again as having secured peace to Kansas when all other remedies have failed, But the question of tax paying Is now I soon to be tested. The legislature last j winter levied taxes, as is supposed, among other things, to pay for the destruction | of newspaper establishments, burning: houses and sundry other amusements, so bravely accomplished last summer. If the legislature was indeed an unlawful body, then of course this tax bill is of no account, and upon this ground the free state party propose to resist the law to any extent short of an actual collision with government. When this seems inevita ble, these taxes may be paid under pro test, and the case will go to the courts. Governor Walker, in his message is committed to the enforcement of these laws, and speaks of this one especially as demanding his attention; but the deter mined opposition which is manifest may deter him from any very warlike demon strations. If, however, he pei -ists in his pledges, we have great fears of a renew al of hostilities. Personally the new Governor is popu-1 lar, and would at once be received with confidence, but his unfortunate determi nation to act against the great mass of the people and in sympathy with the ad ministration, forbids it. lie mingles free ly with the people, and expresses his wish to secure their best interests. Kansas has this season been visited by several of the prominent men of the country, among whom are Senator Wil son, of Massachusetts, Col. Aiken and Col. Orr, of South Carolina. It is pleas ant to these representatives of entire ly opposing parties and opinions mingle togrtrir so freely and cordially as they seem to done. A week ago yester day, Gov. Walker, Gov. itobinson, Sec retary Stanton and Gen. Lace were at church together, and heard an anti-slaver rv sermon, Yesterday Sheriff Jones and several of his companions were at the game church and heard the sev. Mr. Xute preach upon the duty of forgiveness. He said, "it hard sometimes to practice this duty, and I felt it so last week, when at Leavenworth I went iuto the cell of Charles Fugitt, and gave him the out stretched hand aud open spirit of forgive ness for shooting my brother-in-law last summer. And it is hard to forgive the Border-Ruffians, too, who came auiongus, burnt our houses, ravaged our homes, and threw us into dungeons; but we are com-' manded to forgive them, and we can do it—even forgive a Border Buffian —and I have done it, and only wish I could have a house full of them every Sunday to preach to." After tho service, Jones's friends began to discuss the sermon, when he said, "The less we say about i( the better, for he gave us all a damned hard rub." A fow days ago, a strong Anti-slavery man had Col. Aiken by the button hole for an hour or two, trying to teach him the beauty of the anti-slavery enterprise; but't was no use, the Colonel had a thou sand interested reasons and several thou sand invested dollars which forbid his assept. The next sixty days will be fruitful of important results for Kansas. OCCIDENT. Slie Journal. COIDERSPORT, JA., ii)oh)io t q, li|e 11&57, T. 5. CHA§E. EDITOR AND PUBLISHER, FOR GOVERNOR. DAVID WILMOT. Of Bradford. FOR CANAL COMMISSIONER. WILLIAM MILLWARD, of Philadelphia. FOR JUDGES OF THE SUPREME COURT. JAMES YEECH. of Fayette, JOSEPH J. LEWIS, of Chester. #Gf*No paper will be issued from this office next week. We omit publishing next week in order to catch up with our publication day—being now two days be hind, in consequence of a pressure of job work. We wish to be able to get out our paper at the usual time in future, and take this method of reclaiming lost time. We are the only losers pecuniarily. 9*3^The Buchanan democracy met at Harrisburg on the 9th inst., and made their nominations for Judges of the Su preme Court. Win. K. Strongjof Berks, was nominated on the 2ud ballot, and •James Thompson, of Erie, on the 9th ballot. tikOrX young man, named Sheldon McClintoek, a couple of weeks since, work ing in the circu'ar saw mill of Brewer & Co., near Titusyille, Crawford Co., acci dently brought his arm in eontact with one of the saws while in motion, and it was sawed off just below the elbow. The physicians amputated it immediately above the elbow. J&aF'lt may not be generally known that the bill to increa.se the pay of Asso ciate Judges, first negatived by the House, was re-considered and passed. The amount of compensation is graduated according to the weeks the Judges occupy the bench. In cases where they sit the smallest num ber of weeks, the increase will be but §5 in the years salary. When they sit thirty weeks or more, they arc to receive 3400 per annum. J#*An injunction against the sale of the Main Line of Public Works, has been presented in the Supreme Court, at Har risburg, by the Cauai Commissioners.— As the Shamocrats have been living from them for the last twenty-five or more years, they have naturally a great horror at the prospect of losing their "pap."— They are therefore making the same move to avoid the will of the people in this matter as was taksn by them and their southern coadjutors in regard to the Slavery question. They want to get it declared unconstitutional. We welcome to our table number: one of the Lawrence Republican , a new Free State paper, published by Norman Allen, Esq., ai Lawrence, Kansas. We rejoice that the Free State men have now an orgau in that city, and hope they will duly appreciate the effort of Mr. Allen to ■ supply the former deficiency. The Re publican is a well printed, ably ed j ited, aud eminently deserving paper. It is edited by Messrs. T. Dwight Thatcher and Norman Allen. We hope the free ! men of the North will extend to this en terprise a liberal support, and thus di rectly aid in removing the impending ru in of so fair a domain as Kansas. The Republican is published at 82 per annum. The Comet. Now that the day has passed when it was "currently reported" that this mighty globe was to b e "wiped out" by the tail of the Comet, for viewing which teles- 1 copes and other "optical illusions" have acquired a great demand, we will venture to say a few words in regard to it—in view of the fact that our hand no longer trembles with apprehension of being obliged to render an early account of the past twenty-four years of our life. The comet has done its switching, and for aught we know, (not being versed in the science of astronomy,) has switched all the other planets out of telescopic exist anoe, but our terrene sphere seems not to have come within the scope of its "nar rative," Two, three, perhaps fuur days have already passed since the 13th of June, 1857, and yet the earth ooutiuues to revolve on its axis; the attraction of gravitation still causes our physical bod ies to maintain their relative positions in their terrestrial foot-holds; accounts of murders and suicides still occupy the ma jor portion of the columns of the city dailies ; waking balloons still continue to prqipenade our side-walks; the farms of Potter county still look inviting to the husbandman; litigants as well as lovers still continue to sue and be sued; tho Al legheny river has not changed its course towards the Gulf of Mexico, the Susque hanna towards the Chesapeake Bay, or the Genesee towards Lake Ontario; the •'States," and the villages of Now York Boston and Philadelphia still revolve around Coudersport, it being the great centre of the earth's business, and last but not least the POTTER JOURNAL is still published weekly at the low price of SI ,25 per annum. v The first steamboat that rode .on the waters of the Ohio, was looked upon as the approaching comet of 1811, and the first train of cars that passed over some one of the Pennsylvania railroads—we disremeniber which —was regarded as a comet which was at that time about to knock the world into eternal forgetful ness. News did not travel so fast in those days as now, consequently comet calculators were obliged to give their prophecies more time for fulfilment, — ! and in view of this fact, it is not to be i wondered at if their calculations did fail. But we have no longer any faith in them when, in these days of lightning and steam, it is only neoessary to make their calculations a few days previous to the time fixed upon, they cannot he more successful in humbugging the world- It is well enough occasionally to impress the people with a sense of their dependence on the Supreme Will, but we do not be lieve in frightening thorn into it with comet tails and Millerisms. A WHOLESOME ENACTMENT.—On the first of next month, an Act will go into effect in this State providing that the de preciated notes of the Banks of other States may be forced to give place to the secure issues of the Banks of this Com monwealth. It extends the 30th section of the General Banking Law of 1850 to all persons holding licenses as brokers under the laws of this Commonwealth, or who may be transacting the business of private bankers, so far as to prohibit said parties from paying out any but " the notes of specie-paying Banks of this state," in the purchase or discount of any bill of exchange, proruisory note, or other negotiable paper. The violation of this provision is made a public misdemeanor, punishable for each offence by imprison ment for a period of not less than ten nor more than sixty days, at the discretion of the Court, and a fine in any sum not exceeding five hundred dollars, and not less than one hundred. EDITORIAL CONVENTION.—Some of our brethren of the pen and scissors are urging the necessity of holding a conven tion of editors, to fix a tariff of prices &e., j for the craft, We would take great pleasure in attending such a convention, and much good would be derived from j its deliberations. Among other things, the proverbial vulgarity of some of the coarser members ot' the fraternity might be curbed and restrained, and good roan- 1 ners enough taught them to induce them ;to treat each other with more courtesy i and respect. The injury inflicted upon . 1 the class by a few such is incalculable.—! i Clinton Democrat, We suggested this movement Home time since, and we are pleased to see the press generally making a move in the matter. * T ■ are nuder many obligations to the Clinton Democrat for the slip inclos-r ed in the last number sent us; but we regret to say that we cannot take advan tage of the kindness. We have a sup ply of the article, which will answer for the present —edition. Bah ! Your '-un mentionables' 1 are entirely too small. EFFECT OF DRED SCOTTISM.-—IA Michigan, the Democracy arc having a very bad time of it on the Dred Scott de cision. The Kalamazoo Gazette (Demo crat) went over to the Republicans. The Coldwater Sentinel does the same ; and the Grand Rapids Herald, which still ad heres to Cass and Buchanan, discourses the following dolorous strains: "There is no use denying the fact that j the Democratic parti/ in Michigan is irt\ aa exceedingly dispirited condition • and] unless there is some change in its tactics j or leaders, many a long day will elapse before the reign of Fusiouisnj will ceas£ All over the State the bone and sinew are discussing these matters ; and during the last Democratic Convention at De troit, we found in conversation with Dem oorats from various sections that the j same feeling extended to all parts af Michigan, " A Hotter WilMiave lii Say. By the following card from MR. DARTT, delegate from Bradford county to the late straightout American Convention held in Lancaster, it will be seen that "an item" escaped the attention of the reporters. HARISBURG, June 4th, 1857. Messrs. Editors: The Convention which met at Lancaster yesterday, to which I was a delegata from Bradford, being composed chiefly of men who con sidered the great question of Slavery ex tension of little or no account, and some j of them exceedingly violent against any i shadow of Republicanism, and I being! the aply delegate from the northern part; of the State, 1 eame to tho conclusion to j present to the officers of the Convention | the following—which may not he puh-; lished in the proceedings. After pre- j sen ting my notice of withdrawal I left the Convention before the nominations were made. "Mr. President—Jn view of the fact j that ihe entire mass of Americans in Bradford county (which I had the honor; to represent in this Convention) have full confidence in the Americanism and in teg- i rity of David Wilmot, and cannot by any! means be drawn from him to the support of any other man for Governor, and the i fact that but a small part of the Common- j wealth is represented here, 1 respectfully; withdraw from any further co-operation 1 in the action of the Convention. B. S. DARTT. Lancaster, June 3rd, 1857. Pemocratic Convention. This body held a night session last eve ning, for the purpose of adopting a series of resolutions. Quite an exciting scene resulted upon the motion of a delegate from Huntingdon county, to amend the resolution relative to the bill for the sale of the Main Line, which had previously passed in connection with the other reso lutions, unaimously. The offeror of this amendment expressed, himself favorable to a sale, and said that there were many dem ocrats in his section of the same view, and contended that the adoption of his motion, which was to the effect that the resolution just passed should not be taken as an ex pression of opinion on the p..ft of the democracy against a sale on certain terms, would not, as otherwise, become estranged from the party ranks. This proposition brought upon their feet a number of pro minent members, among them Ilcndrick B. Wright, of Luzerne, who thought the resolution should not be tampered with, because it had already passed unanimous ly, and was besides to the same purport as the amendment; and Hon. WLU. A. Porter, of Philadelphia, and Ellis B. So Unable, of Lycoming, the former of whom took strong ground against the sale, and denounced it iu bitter terms, while the latter proceeded in a bitter tirade against the friends of the present hill, the principal portion of which was directed towards the Pennsyl vanian newspaper, a late copy of which he had in his hand, containing a strong article in favor of the bill, from which he frequently quoted, and commented upon—the sum and sub stance of his remarks being that the pa per was not worthy the respect of the party, could never be relied upon, and had never been anything else than the mouth-piece of corruption. His remarks were frequently applauded, and made in a bitter strain of eloquence, that told with severe effect upon the friends of the Pennsylva n ian present. After this show of denuncination, a vote was taken on the adoption of the amendment, which was crushed with but Que or two negative squeals, The action of the Convention shows very plainly that the course of their organ here is fully approved by the Dem ocracy of Pennsylvania, and that opposi tion to the sale of the Public Works, "as provided for in the present bill" will be their war-cry in the next campaign - Ilrrrisbvry Telegraph , IOfA. Return J. M. Ward, the wife murderer, was executed at Toledo, Ohio, on the 12th inst. He confessed to hav ing murdered two men, besides his wife lie was -42 years old, AWarnlDf. The Democratic press throughout the State are pursuing their usual course, at times when the forces of contending par ties are marshaling for a coming contest, of endeavoring to raise false issues with which to embarrass the judgment of the people as to tho real merits of the ease which is to be tried before them. YY rig gle and twist, however, as they may • lease, they may rest assured that the people of this good old commonwealth are not going to be led astray from the striGt logical consideration of the questions originally proposed fur their considera tion. Foreiguism and slavery extension, the rights and privileges of free labor and the protection of Pennsylvania interests, | are the only points to be decided upon, and these not upon the principle of say ing grace over pioayunes, but upon broad national grounds. We shall not suffer the discussion to degenerate into the compass !of a debate at a Broker's Board, but we | shall insist upon the " Byend " leaders of Locofocoism meeting it upon the broad platform of Naturalization, Slavery-exten tion and National Taxation. Such was the position the Irish free trade Demo cracy were content that we should take until the nomination of Packer disorgan ized their ranks, and the nomination oi WiLMOT struck terror to their souls. — Now they desire to reduce the whole question ta the simple form, was it right in our lust legislature to pass an act for the sale af the Main Line of the Public Works?" We see the snake,, though it has only shown the Httle end of its tail. We ask our friends in the country to pass this notice arouud, that, forewarned, all may be forearmed against his venom, and not suffer it to poison their minds, or divert it from the real merits of the issue. We are resdy to. meet this, as we are every other question, but we shall not allow it to take effect aa the touchstone of the contest. By the way, we may here mention that we read, with great pleasure, the approbatory edito rial on the subject of the aytiou of tho Leg islature and the Governor, published a few days ago by the P anxyluartian, and when, the accredited organ of the party speaks in favor, it ill becomes the press at large, or the the leaders of tae party to endeavor, fur the sake of plunder uud provender, to force tho sentinels on the watoh-towers of party to hail for a false pass-word which has not been issued at guard- mi muting. —• Pa il. Sv n, DAVID WlLMOC.—'Since the arrival of j this gentleman in town many of our citi zens have filled, upon him at the St. Law renoe, and all who have spoken of their in-' terviews have expressed themselves in the highest degree gratified. He is an ear nest, honest man, an.d will b; tho next , Governor of Pfcn&syl.vauia. i lis eo ii .nan - ding talents and genial maaaors are cai eulated to gain every ma a his friend wdo is so fortunate as to make his personal ac quaintance; and all that is necessary to secure to him au unanimous election is that every man should" know him.. We are surprised to find that sa many who do not know Mr. Wilmot are under a misapprehension in regard to his views upon the two great subjects of the Tariff and Slavery. In due time we will put them right upon these questions; but we hope to have those who doubt his orthodoxy to call upon him themselves.— Phil. Sun. AMERICAN EAGLE SHOT.— The Eex ingtou Observer ami Reporter, says : "Col. J. Delph killed a bald eagle on his farm, two miles and a half from this city ou Wednesday last. It measured nearly seven feet between the tips of its wings' and must have been fully three feet high, when alive and in an erect position. It had destroyed fourteen pigs for tho Colo nel the morning it was killed, and although he did not much like to shoot this rep re sen tats ve of our nation, yet when he thought of the loss he had sustained in the destruction of his pigs, his patriotism, like Bob Acre's courage, oozed out at his finger's end, and the noble bird fell a victim to his unerring rifle." DEBT "OUT WEST."—Per-ons intend ing to go West please read the following picture of life in lowa, where people ex peot to get rioh before they know it, and pay five, ten, and fifteen per cent, for money per month. Delightful place to live, no doubt! "Debt 1 debt 1 everybody in debt. Sell corner lots to pay the merchant, then bor row of the lawyer to buy reul estate again; borrow of the miller to pay the doctor, till there is nothing that has anything like a fixed market. It costs too much to live here; it costs altogether too much to die, iQF PMQV Jol/cs; their cemetery lots and undertakers' bills are enormous, A plaee six feet long in a bunch of brush costs more than a lot in Greenwood, and all because there is a prospect of a city some time in the future. If it were not for prospects , what would become of this wonderful State ?" lotoi? md 60 wtt) Ketog-Sgtyepn-, TJie Post Office at Harrison Valley, i B ! this county, has been discontinued f or want of a reliable Democrat to take charge | of it, RaU K rain, rain—will it never step? While we write, we are receiving the forty-'leveuth editiou of a "settled rain " Well, we can stand it, if the people out in the "Btates" see fit to crowdit on us This is Court Week, and nearly every ; section of Potter county is represented bv men who are either jurymen, litigants or witnesses, all looking healthy and vigor. ous, Mr. Henry Andreson, of Kettle Creek | in this county, informs us that from three cows, during the past twelve months, he has made 527 lbs. of Butter, 240 lbs. of Cheese, and fed two calves and two pigs. This is an average of 17Of lbs. of Butter, and 80 lbs. of Cheese to each cow for the year, whieh we think can hardly be beat v ; even among those who make a business of dairying. Mr. Andreson is a Norw*p gian, and one of the colonists of Olc Bull, We have received from Mr John S, Dye, Broker, Wall St. New York, a fa<y simile of the Shekel or Judas coin. It is the coin for thirty peices of which Ju. j das betrayed his master, aud an interest, ing relic of the bust days of the Christian era. Those who wish to proeure one of them can do so by enclosing postage stamps to. the-amoiyii of 2.5, cents to John S, Ilye, Wall S. X. Y, Fiye of them will be sent for a dollar. A Fact Worth Recording. —Few ad-, vertised medicines before the public con tinue for any length of time to command, confidence.. In most instances being se cret nostrums, (upon which their popu , ferity depends) composed of cheap, often times injurious ingredients, they meet a short lived existancc. This is especially true if w.e refer to the various prepara tions of sarsapirilla with which our mar kets are irutu feted. Ilurley manufec-. tares the only legitimate and reliable ar ticle, and no one should be deceived into u-.iug any other.— St. LuaU. Ib rald: S>ld whelesale by Seheiffelin. Bro. k Co. .V. V, ; Russell, Scott k Co., I'hilmdelphia, I'a,. Park, Oia- O. j V\f right k Co., N. 0., Bacon, Hyde, k Co,, S>i. b mis, Mo.; and all cxtensiT.v ; drug nterchanU. M.a. Kanon—A bad accident happened on Monday, the Bth inst. D. C. Strong, my son, aged, about 10 years, in falling a tree about six j inches through, out it o.T the stump, and the I butt af it struck his right leg about two inch !us below the knee, split the skin 10 or 12 ! inches down and around the calf of the leg, aud broke both bones. The flesh was badly | ruptured. Medical help wa3 procured, aod after a long and tedious examination, we ' got it fixed. In sewing it up it took 20 stich es—and duruig the whole operation the boy did n>t 3hed a tear. £>r. French set the bone, assisted by others. Tbe bo.v is in the care of : Dr. \Viiite, and is doing well. Eulalia. June 15. O. W. STRONG. [lt seems that Mr. Strong took um brage at our giving I)r. Ellison the credit of the above operation. We now give .Mr. Strong's version of the matter, though we believe he will hardly recognize the " Style " of his communication as it stands ;in part corrected for publication. Br. French was assisted by Prs. Ellison and White. We hope all parties arc satisfied now. —ED JQURNAE.} THE Secretary of the Treasury is of opinion that there will be a surplus of 22,000,000 in the government strongbox at the end of th e current fiscal year. He moreover anticipates an increase of reve nue under the new tariff, which will be in opperation on the Ist of July noxt. In view of these considerations, Secreta ay Cobb has already, it is stated, deter mined to recouuueud to Congress, in his report, an extension of the schedule of articles of merchandise ou which no du tties shall be levied. COLUMBUS, 0., June 13, 1857. —N. 11. Gibson, State Treasurer, resigned his office to-day, and the Governor appointed A. P. Stone, of this citv to fill the vacan cy. A deficiency of $050,000 has been discovered in the Treasury, which Gihson says existed when he came into office, caused by the defalcation of John G. Bresliu, the former State Treasurer. The Governor has appointed a committee of investigation. IT it said that a case in chancery, in London, has just been decided, by which a number of American citizens have been declared the lawful heirs to the property of a Mrs. Shard, who died in England in 1810. The amount involved is believed to be about 8250,000, which for several years has been invested in British securi ties, awating a final decision. The heiii iu whose favor the decision has been rendered, reside iu Maryland, Pennsylva nia, New Jersey, Vermont, Ohio and Michigan. Their attorney in London writes that no appeal hud been taken as yet, though then was some apprehension that there would be a resort to a higher court by those interested in resisting the payment of the money.