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pus adherep;.s iu the United States to
i uijLi the balance of power ia favor of
1 f - Divine judgments pre dtnomic
ed fgainst oppression.
AY her} the people of Judah resolve up
pn Q(iijiiiuing their servants in bondage
.and accounting them as property, Jeho
vaj; .says, '*lf ye oppose not the stranger,
the fatherless, and the widow, and shed
pot blood in this place, neither
palk after nVber guud3 to your hurt;
th& I will cause you to dwell in this
place, in the land that I gave to your
fathers forever and oyer Execute
judgment in the morning, (or betimes;,
and 4e)iyer him that is spoiled out ot j
th the hands o f the oppressor, least my
fury go out like fire, and burn that nonp
can quench it." As they resolve to go
ou; hs continues, " Execute ye judgment.
and righteousness, and deliver the spoil
ed out cf the hands of the oppressor ;
and do no wroug, do no violence tq the
stranger the fatherless nor the widow,
neither -ihod ipqoqent blood in this place.
Is not this the fast that I have chosen ?
fo luCMe the bauds of wickedness, touudo
the heavy burdens, and let the oppressed j
Zp fpoe, and that ye break every yoke.:
But if ye will not hear these words, 1
swear by myself, saith the Lord, that this
house shall become a desolation. Then
Zcdekjab njade a covenant with all tho
pi6.pio which were at Jerusalem, to pro
claim liberty unto them." Brethren,
just such a covenant did our fathers enter
into in 1770. But, witness the sad re
sults of political wire-working. The his
tory goes on to say, " Now when all the
princes, and all thu people which h*d en
tered into the covenant, heard that every
one should let his man-servant, and every \
one his maid-servant, go free, that none
snould seive themselves of them any
moj-6, theft Ibey obeyed, and lot {hem 1
go. But afterwards they turned and
paused the servants and the hand-maids, :
whom they had let go free, to return, and j
aud brought tlieiu iu subjectiou for ser-'
Vfcfttp and for hand-maids. Therefore
the wora of the Lord, camo to Jeremiah I
from the Lord, saving, yc were now turn
ed and had done right in my sight, in
proclaiming liberty overy niau to his'
neighbor; and ye made a covenant be
fore me in the house which is called by
my name; but you turned and polluted
my name, and caused every man his ser
n*nl, and every nam his hand maid, 1
Whoui b e had set at liberty at their pleas
ure, to return, and brought theiu into
subjectiou, to be unto you for servants;
and for hand-maids. Therefore thuc saith '
the Lord; ye have not hearkened unto me, j
in proclaiming liberty every one to bis
brother and every man to hi* neighbor ;
behold, I proclaim a liberty fur yuu, >aith
the Lord, to the, sword, to the pesti
leuce, and to the famine ; and 1 will
make you to be removed into all the
Jaiigdoips pf the earth." No sooner said
than done. To the sword, pestilence,'
laminc, and captivity they weiit. And
wo find the abused, persecuted, weeping
Jeremiah bitterly lamenting, ••Judah is
gone into captivity, because of affliction,
uml because of great servitude."
Time would fail me to give a deserip-'
tion of similar judgments upon Babylon,
Tvre, Rome and other nations for their
r 7 .
I had thought of asking you to ponder
jjpon the inevitable fate of these United
States, if the present slave extending
policy is to be pursued. I will cputeut
myself, however, by quoting a few lines
from Jefferson, the apostle of democracy!
and civil liberty. He exclaims : 44 What
a stupendous, what an incomprehensible
machine is mau '. who can endure toil,,
famine, stripes, imprisonment, death it
self, in vindication of his own liberty,
and, the next moment be deaf to those
motives whose power supported him
though his trial, aud inflict on his fellow
man a bondage, one hour of which is
fraught with more misery than ages of
that whieb lie rose in rebellion to oppose.
And can the liberties of a nation be
thought secure when wc have removed
tneir quly firm basis—aeonviction in the
minds of the people that these liberties
are of the gift of God ? that they are uut
to be violated but with his wrath ? In
deed I tpemble fpr my country when I
reflect God is just; that his justice oan
pot sleep forever ; that, considering num
bers, nature, and natural means only, a
revolution of the wheel of fortune, an ex
change of situation is among possible
events ; that it may become probable by
supernatural interference! The Almighty
hips ftQ attribute vrliich oan take side
with us in such a contest."
Our responsibility is greater than ever
fitted upon a people, before.
RULERS, in lormer times, decided such
questions; but now it for each individu
al to say wUpther you will have slavery
or Freedom. Which 4q you chqose ?
In all earth's history no nation was
pyer thus brought before God, and in
view cf the world, to answer such a ques
tion. It is a position of the most solemn
imcprtaqoe, ah<j tiyes the intense gaze ol
natiops. lp is impossible for any of us
to ignore the question, cyaje the issue,
or shirk momentopi responsibility.
My profession dues not absolve mc
lrom any of my obligations as a citizen
bpt r>tnar increases ujy acpountjliility
jf a had uut fulfil my duty to God until J
have faithfully performed my whole dut>
to my country, and to my fellow men.—
" For he that loveth not his brothe
whom h hath (H*n, bow rail h iy'
A 5 P —*
God whom h.e hath not seen " po you
'idemand of me to phrophecy smooth'
■ things" when the thunder tones ol God a
1 righteous judgments are pealing our fu.
neral knell? and the whirlwind of his
wrath appears in tho horizon of his word.'
"My bowels my, bowels . I am pained at
niv very heart; I cannot hold my peace,
because tho hast heard, O my soul, the
sound of the trumpet, the alarm of war.
Destruction upon destruction is cried;
for the whole land ia spoiled. The heads
thereof iudge for reward, and the priests
thereof teach for hire, and the prophets
thereof divine for money ; vet will they
lean upon the Lurq arjd r riy, Is apt the
Lurd among us .' none evil can come up
on us."
It can no longer bo said that we have
nothing to do with shivery. It is
i brought to our very doors, and wo must
meet it at our own threehholds.
j There are papers published at Phila
delphia and New York more poisonous,
'more deadly hostile to liberty, than could
have been found in Charleston or New
Orleans ten years ago, These filthy pro
! slavery sheets you would formerly have
spurned and detested, when you used tu
I say you was "as much opposed to slavery
as anybody." But now, like the frogs of
Egypt, they come up into your very
" kueading-troughs." Will you harbor
theiu, until they indcllibly stamp their
I face upon the da.ugh of the whole family,'
:" CrtU a man take fire in his own bosom,
and his clothes not be burned ?" Let
us come out and take our stand for the
right—for truth and humanity, The
word of God is shining in clearer light,
through the sophistry and misrepresenta
tion of ages. The intense blaze of all
the attributes of a holy God are arrayed
agaiast human chattlehood. If you
make light of the tears and groans of
I your colored brethren, aud shut up the
bowels of your compassion against their
imploring lamentation; thyjr blood will
cry uuto God from the ground against
you. Should you by word or vote, or by
folding you hands in indifference, bind
l the fetters upon the down trodeu stran
ger who is innocent of crime; the pent
up tires of your insulted conscience j
would tell you "Remember them that
!are in bonds, as bound with them." If
it shall appear at last, that while " the
' people of the land have used oppression
and exercised robbery;" you have not
done ajl iu your power to " let the op-:
'pressed go free, and break every yoke;'
1 there is one who will say, " Inasmuch as
ye did it not to one of the least of these,
ve did it not to me."
Li., j x -i—i -•
Gl)f Bnttfr Journal.
coLi>i:iisfiM>ieT, s\t.,
1 tfomiog, Pci. ls<s7.
have received a copy of The
Republic — a new Rapublieau journal
edited and published at Washington City
by Geo M. Weston, assisted by Daul. U-
Goodloe, of North Carolina. The paper
presents a fair appearance and is edited
with ability, It is well worth the liberal
support of Republicans everywhere aud
we hope it will be extensively patronized.
1 The terms for the weekly are 62 a year; 1
I . „
three copies So; ten copies 61o —and in
: same proportion for six months. The;
| Semi-Weekly 'is furinshed for 63 per,
year ; Two copies 65 ; Five copies 610;
and iu same proportion for six months.
Twenty copies one year 625 —six months;
612,50. Payment invariably in advance,
j Address George M, Weston, Washing
ton, P, 0.
Important Propositions.
Clubbing with Emerson's J iagazinel
and Putnam's Monthly. —We are plcas
ied to state that we have made arrange
ments. by which we are enabled to offer
the JOURNAL and the above named Mag
azine together to subscribers for 63,25
per annum in advance. The recent union
of the United B'ates Magazine with Put
nam's Monthly , renders the consolidated
Magazine one of the ablest and best pub
lished iu the L'uitul Btates Our read
ers will at once see the advantageous of.
; for we make them fur securing a first
class Magazine and a county paper for a
L little more than the price of the Maga
zine alone. Wo hope to be able to send
! i Messrs. Emerson and Co. a number of
names at the rate named. A Sample
. number of the Magazine can be seen at
our office. A\ e will receive grain, pota
* toes &c., for half of each subscription.
> j The victory qver hunkerism was more
complete at the last election in this coun
( ty than ever befqre; and the vote here
.'shows what the popple will do lor l-'ree
a dotn when they faivly understand the
question at issue. J'be allies of Slavery
only ventured to present one candidate
for a county office, and though they made
c use of two rather green Republicans whe
; oouaented to aetasaids intheelectionofar
'• iql.d hunker for Recorder, the people stood
firtn, and have thus placed the whole in
y " #
_ fluppce of this county on the side of Free
r ' dom,
o No epolngifil far Slavery extension will
hereafter give the influence of h;s office
in this county, against the principles of j
the Declaration of Independence. The
sober second thought of the farmers and
mechanics of little Potter is, that they
prefer to flii the offices at their disposal,,
with outspoken, ftraight forward friends
of Freedom —hence not a single old hun
ker is left iu office in the county. Seven
years ago, every office was held by a reg
ular democrat.
The same diligence in scattering the
truth among the people, will produce
the same result in every county in the
| State. So we exhort our friends iu oth
er sections, to open the next campaiguat
once. As soon as the people understand
; what the Slave Power is doing,"they will
, 1 abandon the party that sustains it. To
the friends of Freedom in this county we
offer our congratulations on the glorious
work they have accomplished; and we
trust they will press forward, until every
apologist for Slavery and its aggressions,
shall be converted, or, —put tQ sham#.
Tlie October Elections.
; Tho result of the election for State of
ficers bus proved as we were led to sup
pose it would by the apathy evinced by
our friends throughout the State, during
t the entire campaign. But very little ef
fort was made, except by Judge Wilinot,
to secure any other result, and Border'
Ruffianism has triumphed once moro.-
i Win. F. Packer, together with the bal
ance of the hunker State ticket, is elect
ed by a majority ranging fram 25,000 to
00,000 votes. The defaet is not from
the want of strength in the Republican
party, but' from neglecting to exercise
that strength. Therefore the defeat is
not fatal nor very lasting. There is a
great plenty of the Republican sentiment
in Pennsylvania, but time is required to
fix it upon tho result of an election.
The result of the election in Ohio, on
the same day, is stijl in doubt, both par
ties claiming the victory, It is so close!
however, that the official canvass alone
will determine it. We are much surpris
ed at this vote in Ohio, in view of the
fact that the anti-slaverv sentiment of I
• that State is gonarally presumed to be in
vincible; therefore, with a positive free-
Isoiler as the standard-bearer of the Re
; publicans, we regarded it as almost im
possible for a Hunker to make even a 010..e
I run upon Gov. Chase. But it is even so,
! and the cause is to us a mystery.
From lowa wo have very few returns :
! but we arc inclined to think the Sham
; oerats have triumphed.
In Minnesota, the Republicans have
elected their Governor and a majority of
the Legislature. This is a victory over
which we can heartily exult —inasmuch
as the people have thus endorsed the ac
tion of the Republican members of the
Constitutional Convention, and rebuked
the Border-Ruffian efforts of ex-Gov. Gor
man and his prototypes to fasten a pro
slavery constitution upon them.
In Kansas, there is no longer any doubt
of the election of Marcus J. Parrot, the
Free-State candidate for Delegate to Con
gress, but the Border Ruffians claim a
© '
majority of one iu the Council, and three
in the lower House of the Legislature.— •
We are, however, inclined to think that
! their majority is fraudulent if at all. Gov.
Walker will doubtless manufacture a ma
jority for them, even though the voice of
the people be different. We hope the
people are triumphant and reason victo-,
Tli© Money Troubles.
There is great distress all over the eoun
; try and likely to be more. But we judge
there is less iu this County, and less dan
ger of its increase, than in most parte of
the country. There are many reasons for
this good fortune to us, which we will not
stop to enumerate, because we desire now
l ,to aid in improving our condition,
The following remarks of the X. I'.
Tribune, though not as applicable to us,'
as to Cm inhabitants of large cities, arc
worthy of serious attention,
' "\\ hat shall Ido to mitigate the prp
- vailing distress and restore the reign of
Industry and Prosperity?" is a question
now in order. Thousands arc asking it,
> and millions ought to be. We answer:
'•1. Pay your debts, to the very utmost
> 'of your ability. Do not make the gener
.l al collapse an excuse for needless uufaith
p | fulness to your creditors, since that is to
j protract the agony arid increase its doso
• j latious. If pyery one who owps a debt
e | which he can pay, were to pay at once, a
y general feeling of relief would instantly
e diffuse itself, which might inaugurate the
| desired reaction. The general pressure
e 1 is but an aggregation of individual inso}-
0 venoies. If the interior would only pay
n half its debt to the seaboard within a
j! month, the bHpk o}oud which envelops
t J us would disappear. And it is absurd to
I hope for material improvement except
j through the progress of general liqnitja
-1 tioo. He who waits for an appreciation
II in tb monry price of property before he
will sell and pay his debts, might as well ;
wait for a competence till his yet unborn
I grandchildren shall remember him in
their wills. Prices will appreciate after
liquidation, not before it. If you have
money, aud owe any one, no matter how
much or how little, pay to the last far- j
thiug; if you have no money, sell any
thiug you can spare and pay with the
proceeds; if you can turn nothing into ;
cash, ask your creditors to take the best;
property you can offer them at a moder
ate valuation, and square accounts. Set- 1
tic and pay at some rate, resolving never
j to be so involved again.
"If vou are so blest as to have means j
and owe nothing, try to help those who;
need help b) buying of rather than lend
ing to them. Many things are now sell-!
Uug as far below their real value as they
were formerly held aboTe it. Do not
countenance the ignorant and foolish sup
position that everybody must break, that
all banks must fa'il, and that there is no
solvencv any where and no value to any
thing, but convert your ready means into
j sonic property that you are confident cau
j not depreciate, If you owe nothing, yet
are too poor to buy lands or houses, stocks
or bends, pay your rent a quarter in ad
vance, lay in a Winter's stock ofooal and
flour, or do something else that will help,
however slightly, the process of general
recuperation. Never believe that all val
ue is confined to a few cartloads of bull
jjon that is fast hiding in cracked teapots
and behind chimneys."
; SucUtiiiaii ua<| Tree Kansas.
As our hunker friends are trying very
hard to make out that Buchanan really
is doing something for free Kansas; we
i will cull the attention of the people to
what lie has done. He lias continued
j every Border Ruffian in office, and has
removed the only Free State Democrat
whom President Pierce retained in office
in Kansas. Does that look like making
Kansas a Free State? But more than
this. He has sent one sixth part of the
i entire armv of the United States to Kan
i *
sas—'fur what? To enforce oppressive
enactments, placed upon the Statute Book
by the emissaries of Missouri. Now what
excuse can any defender of Buchanan
; make for this conduct. Says the Na
tional Era:
"Is he sworn to support the laws of
any Territory? No —his simple oath is
to support the Constitution of the United
States. Suppose he have reason to he-i
lievc that the Constitution was violated
by the enactment of such laws, what is,
i his duty ? To examine into them—first,!
their nature; secondly, their origin, Jf'
he becomes convinced that they were pass-r
led by a body elected in violation of a
great constitutional act, and therefore il
legitimate, or that they are inconsistent,
with rights guarantied by the Constitu-,
! tion, what then is his duty? To enforce
them ? That would be to violate his oath
of office, llis first duty is to the Consti-j
tutiun of the United States; and fidelity|
'to that requires of him a careful examin
ation of any law lie is called upon to en
force. We have no evidence that he pur
sued this course iu relation to Kansas.—-
On the contrary, he blindly recognises
what exists, as rightfully existing: Alii
that is alleged concerning the violation of
the organic act, in the election of what
'claims to be the Legislature, he totally
ignores: aud instead of construing his!
oath of office to impose on him the obli- j
gation to recognise that act, construes it
as imposing on him the duty of maintain- 1
ing any Territorial law, so-called, wheth
er in accordance with that act or not.
■ "No wonder that the "fire-eater*" arc
'satisfied with this position. It is all they
could ask. Let them anywhere usurp
power, and establish the usurpation, and
on the principle of this New Haven let
ter, President Buchanan stands commit
ted to maintain it. All an unlawful en
terprise needs, to secure Federal support,■
1 is success ,
"We hope the people who love justice,
no matter what their pecuniary distress
! es, will be careful not to overlook these
"But this is not the worst. As wc re
marked in our issue two weeks ago. Pres
ident Buchanan and his party stand com
mitted to the support of the odious extra
judicial opinions of the Pro-Slavery
Judges of the Supreme Court."
Items fur Hi© Times.
The last N. Y. Independent contains a
! list of oue hundred and sixty-eight fail
ures and still they oorno,
The Directors of the Bank of Middle,
town, passed a resolution on Monday two
weeks, making themselves individually li
able for all their potes. The combined
wealth of the Board of Director* and the
Cashier is about a million of dollars, and
their circulation is less tbftu 9200,000.
Should th® distress in the moneyed
poupprus of the world lead many tq reflect
| upon the uncertainty of earthly things,
and the need of the true riches which
the world cannot take away —would not
: this be more than an equivalent for the
loss of thousands aud millions of dollars?
The Albany Eve. Jovrnal of the 14th
( inst., finds cause for gratulation in the
, lightness of the money market. Hear it!
> | " Bottom touched —suspension at last
t —things are quieter, not to say easier.
-1 There are many more smiling faces to-day
j than have been seen at any time within
j the past month. The 'troubled ca' on
which thii business world for sixty days
and better, has been tossed, is passed j
and though the haven reached is the one
which was most to be shunned, it never
theless affords quiet for the hour, aud
hope of security in the future."
i The Governor of New York will not
i call an extra session of the
as the Courts of the state have decided
that the suspension of specie payuiemts,
by the Banks under the circumstances,
does not forfeit their charters. The de
cision has created quite a feeling of con
, tideuce in the business circles of the city.
I out the banner on the outward wall," and
i the cry will be "still they come." Trait
-1 ors to the interests of Pennsylvania have
succeeded. The designing demagogues,
who have their blear eyes squinting on
the Presidency, have signally humbugged
a sufficient number of tools in Pennsyl
vania to place in the gubernatorial chair
Mr. Buchanan's nominee, Mr. Packer,
which base act has fastened Pennsylvania
to the car of Slavery in territories now
f'rac. But should freemen be daunted
bv this? No, never! These temporary
reverses only tend to strengthen stout
hearts—this sucumbing of a majority to
the despotism of the slave power only in
flames the patriotism of the true friends
jof Pennsylvania, and depend on it. they
i will work ori, and all the time, until ihe
rights of a noble minority shall be glori
ously vindicated. — Phtla. Sun.
KG-ROUT. C. WALKER, late Secretary
of the Pennsylvania Agricultural Society,
has been appointed receiving and distrib
uting clerk in the Agricultural depart
ment of the Patent Office. I (is reward,
we suppose, for supporting BUCHANAN
against the opinions and preferences of
his whole life.— Erie Gazette.
Very likely Mr. Walker had "opin
ions and preferences" at one t me against
the Buchanan party, but we doubt if he
eyor had any prlwljihs to change.
We take it, he belongs to that class,
who support a party on account of its of
fices, and not for its principles. Such
men are odiously numerous in 11 arrisburg
and Washington.
Ihu iiauau vs. I'Say-BofH l*ro
lotiisdly istotiislied!
Mr. Buchanan, in his late letter tocer
i tain citizens of New Kuglaud, uttered
the following memorable doctrine:
'•Slavery existed at that period, and still
exists, in Kansas, under the constitution of the
United States. This point lias been at last
finally settled by the highest tribunal known
to our laws, J/euc it con lit ever hurt ben sr
i rioiinl'i doubted. is a mystery. If a confedera
tion of sovereign states acquire a new lerriton .
'at the expense of their common blood and
treasure, surely one set of partners can have
no right to exclude tii other from its enjov
j meat, by prohibiting them from taking it
whatever is recognized to be property Uv the
| common constitution. But when the- p.c.,tdv
I—-the 1 —-the bona tide residents of such territory—
proceed to frame a state constitution, then it '
is their right to decide the important question
for themselves, whether they will continue,;
• modify, or abolish slavery. 'I'D thetu, and to
them alone, does this question belong free l'roin j
all foreign interference.'
Mi'. Clay, on the 22<1 of July, 1850, a
period of great political darkness, it is true, i
delivered hinself as follows:
Mr. Clay. * * 1 am aware that the are gen-|
tlenien who maintain that, in virtue af the con- ;
i Ktitution. the right to carry slaves south of that
line ( .'Stj°3o / ) already e.\i>ts. ami that, of course, •
! tho-e who maintain that opinion, want no oth
-1 er security for the transpojtatiou of their slaves
outh of that line than the constitution. If /
; had not heard that ujn'nion avowed, I should have
! regarded it as e.pe of the most extraordmsry asuuai
/ilions. aud the mast imbf nib't jutsdiou that was
| ever taken by man. The coast ulion neither
created nor does it continue -davery. * "
: If the constitution possess the paramount au
thority attributed to it, the laws of even the
free states of the Union would yield to that
paramount authority. If. therefore, it be true
; that, under the law,- now in force in Califur
, nia, New Mexico, and Utah, slavery cannot be
1 introduced—if such is the tc/ l'i, the consti
, tution of the United States is as passive and
neutral upon the subject, as the constitution
or government of any other country upon j
I earth. * * In my opinion, therefore, the sup
position that the constitution of the Uuitedj
States carries slavery into California, suppos
ing her not to be a state. i au assumption to
tally unwarranted by the constitution." —Con.
Glob', vol. 22. part 2.
The authority of >lr. Clay was former
ly very great with the "old line whigs."
Of late the black democracy have been
in the habit of referring to him as a con
vert to their "nationol" platform. Per
haps tin: quotation above given may throw
some light on the matter. Mr. Buchan
an waa profoundly astonished that any
ouo should duubt that the constitution of
the L nited States carried slavery into all
the territories, Mr, Piny, ou the other
hand, regarded such a doctrine us the
most extraordinary assumption lie had ev
er heard—the moM indefensible position
ever taken by man. We hayo soma cu
riosity to hear a vindication by James B,
Clay, in the next Congress, of the sound
ness of Mr. Buchanan's recent declare*
tion of faith.— N- Y. Eve. Pout,
To "11. V."
DEAR SIR: I appreciate your disinter
ested efforts in doing "justice to Mr.
Olmsted." Your version however, does
uot alter the complexion of the
teriallt/. If \ have made any misstate
, meats 1 wqy;ld gladly stand corrected. —
• Not having access to the Journal I ac
ucepted Mr. 's statement, tho
gentleman who suggested tho move to
liMr, O. Respectfully Yours,
i ELLISBUEO, Oct, 17, 1857.
anli County.
Snow. —On Monday night when we
wont to bed rain was falling, and in ih e
morning we found about an inch of snow
on the ground. On Tuesday snow cor.,
tinged to fall, and at the present writin
there is about '2£ inches on the ground
j The atmosphere is ulso suitable to the
occasion, being very cold. Tuesday
! night there was a heavy trost, and win,
ter seems to have fairly sot in.
To Our Patrons. —ln view of the
tightness of the money market, we will
take all kinds of grain, at market prices,
in payment of accounts due us. W will
alo take a few cords of 20 inch wood ou
account if delivered immediately We
desire a few bushels of good Potatoes,
immediately, on account of
for which we will pay tho ntaiN
ket price.
Sarsajntrifla and its Action. —Alter*
alive medicines are those remedies which
are given with the view to correct and
re-establish the healthy functions of tho
animal economy without any visible ac
' tiou—of which class the Sarsaparilla be
longs. Of all the preparations of that
root, physioans iuvaribly recommend tho
compound syrup manufactured by Dr. T.
. A. Hurley, as being the only genuine
extract. — State Gazette X.
A C ard.
' To the Editor of the Journal:
However much a man may wish toes-.
cape notoriety, untoward events will sonie
; times occur over which he has no control,
f As 1 was returning from Allegany Co.,
N. Y., on the tith inst. Mr. Mills over
' took me, and informed me that a brother
■ in-law and nephew of mine and Samuel
: Griffin who works for me, all boys bc
tweeu the ages of 15 and 19 had been to
town on business and got into a fight.—
I was very much astonished, and ou en
tering the village 1 took pains to go around
and inquire of those whom I thought
would know the particulars of the ease.
, I found that several young men ?.nd small
boys were connected with the affair. I
first thought I would have a legal inves
tigation, but when 1 came to see the ex
-1 citcment in your vicinity, and the strong
prejudice which exists against some of
j the parties, I thought that justice might
not be done. Where there are so many
conflicting stories circulating around to
the detriment of both parties, it is difficult
to arrive at the exact truth. M hatever
may have been the commencement of the
matter, I have undoubted evidence that
my boys did nothing till the first blow
• was struck by the opposing party (that
is after thev left town.) and hud thev fol
lowed the friendly advice of Mr. 11 w
land brought their canes, thev had
needed the assistance of any oo, As it
| is, E. Stebbins has my thanks for hi*
1 aid.
With regard to the small boys, I U-avo
! them with their parents, who, 1 feel con
fident, will keep them from such proceed
in;- in future. A ltd as some of the young
men have come to mo in a frank and hon
orable manner and confessed their sor
row for the past, and determination to
avoid like oontpany fur the future, I iu
• perfectly satisfied to let the matter rest
If anv are not sorry I do not know as I
could reform them by proceeding to the
extremity of the law. With an ardent de
sire for the prosperity of C'oudersportam*
our county in general I remain,
Re.-pectfully Yonre,
ftesf Recently an American young lsdv,
named Traluway. one of a party attempting
the ascent of Mount lllanc. slipped over an ice
precipice, and f 11 hundreds of feet into a fis
sure. whore it is supposed she must have been
dashed to places. Living or dead, however,
no assistance could be given, aud there btf
remains must lie, until the last trump thai'
POTATOES are selling in Cincinnati
25 cents a bushel. The Cleveland 7/cr*
aid says that it heard on Saturday of
offer to deliver one thousand bushels at
twenty cents, in Jigging time.
■ ■ J . ..—I—
Administrator's Sale.
IN PURSUANCE of an order of the ur
! JL phanv' Court of the County of Potter,
shall expose to sale, at the Court House in t *
j Borough of Coudcrsport Pa., on SAT I M*- 1
the HTH DAY OF NOVEMBER. A- I>- ty sr '
at one o'clock, P. M., the following , ty srr j, *'
real estate, situate in iSwedeu Township, 13
i ter County, PH. : Y
Bounded ou the North by lands of
Acker and unseated lands, op the k a#t
lands of G. L. Catlin and lauds ot S, VAc >
i on the South by lands ot Jacob Berri"- '•>
. aud ou the West by lauds of S. Y. -
unseated lands ; being lot No. 1 < a"'
part of lot No, Id of tho allotment of pf
• Lands in Vid township, and being V T n \
■ Warrants N'os, 13U6, 1309, 2047 aud - 0S " oIie
) which is erected one Log Ileuse a' iJ3
, Frame Barn, said lot containing ,
arres, about 40 acres of which ore mspr'
with 10 Fruit Trees growing thereon.
i of the B.'t*tc of Wn>. Lyt>o. 'i f

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