Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, August 02, 1862, Image 1

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AUGUST, 2 1862.
Original Pastry.
The Lament.
“Is night on the mountais,
'Tis night on the lea;
A maid sitteth lonely
Down by the sea—
And the winds from the valleys are flying past,
As whe mingles her sighs with the walling blast:
And her cheeks with tears are wet.
“ My joys have departed,
My happiness fled—
The hopes in my bosom
Are withered and dead ;
Pes I've dreamed of a bliss—have dreamed—snd
But to ses the cup at the fountain broke,
And others its swoets receive.
*-Asdark ss the midnight
My ature appears—
As bitter as wormwood
Come tears upon tears,
Wor the blight on my heart has fallen deep,
And the love once his I shall keep—shall keop
Though e fearful thing it be
. Ld
“Leaves of the forest,
When Summer is o'er,
Waves of the ocean
That break on the shore—
Symbols of frailty that quickly depart,
Yo're emblems of hopes that once glad'ned my
When I live but to love.
+¢01d Time has no power
Lost love to restore ;
The heart that's ones broken
Is healed nevermore ;
Then haste ye—oh, haste ye—fly fast, Time, fast,
There's rest for thé weary when death is past
In the cold, eold grove.”
BaLLeronts, Pa.
coment iiiniti my
[Prom the Washington, Pa. Review:
if “History is Philosophy teaching by ex.
ample," have we not a right to augur for
the Democratic party a brilliant and tri-
umphant future 7 In looking back from the
present standpoint and eontemplating the
wany glorious achievements it has won in
its flerce encounters with hostile forces from
time to time io the history of the past, in
arder to shape the destinies of the country
and make {ts impress upon the present age
of progress and reform, who that has watch-
od its course can fail to deduce a lesson at
onoe instructive and significant ? Taking
the Constitution for its guide and chart, and
having in view in ali it8 movements the wel-
fare of the people, and the whole people,
knowing no North. no South, no Est, no
West, the march of this great party has
been onward and upward, the reverses and
checks which it has occasionally encounter-
+d, only more clearly and conclusively prov
ing to the friends of our common country its
sscendency and its policy essential and in
dispensable to the harmonious workings of
our institutions, and to the ttue illustration
of the grand ideas of the Fathers of the Re-
The secret of the success which has
erowned the labors of the Democratic party
from the foundation of the government is its
nationality —sand the fact that its nationality
aprings from its strict adherence both to the
letter and spirit of the Coustitution, the on
ly charter of our liberties, bearing it aloft in
every conflict and preserving it from the
power of those who from time to time have
waged war against it, and who have said
that a union under such a compact was not
worth preserving, that it was a league with
the devil, and 8 compact with hell. Al-
though, in their conflicts with it, other par
ties have laid claim to conservatism, it is,
after all, the only conservative party of the
country, because it would preserve intact
the fundamental law of the land, and would
not submit to, nor countenance any loose or
visionary implication of constitutional guar
sntees through which the rights of the peo-
people and the sovereignty of the States
might be frittered away and trodden under
Thus when the immortal Jackson startled
the country with those great truths which
he urged against the re-chartes of the U. 8,
Bank, and for which he was assailed with
the most remorseless calumny and maligni-
ty, he was but a bold and fearless conserva-
tive leader, vindicating the letter and spirit
of the Constitution, and, like a hero that he
was, throwing himself into the breach to
protect the people from the vandal hands of
those who would have soiled and destroyed
the great charter of their rights and their
liberties, And it was a glorious and’ cheer
ing sight— and many are still living to re-
member it—to see with what unanimity the
honest yeomanry of the country rallied
around their chief in that trying hour and
_ imminent crisis, and sustained him against
tiie rude shock of the demagogues who
sought to fasten upon our institutions a vast
woney power unknown to the Constitution,
and pregnant with a thousand evils—a mon-
ster, whose many and stalwart arms, might
in an ungnarded moment, hug our boasted
jiberties to death.
So, too, in the bitter warfare which. the
Democratic party was forced to wage against
their political foes, involving the question of
' the revenue laws, preceding the establish-
ment of the revenue laws or tariff of 1846 ;
it involved the great and indisputable tiuth
that ‘Congress has no right to tax one por-
tion of the people or one section of the coun-
try for the benefit of arother seztion or an«
other class of citizens—and proclaimed such
proceedings a wrong 8nd an outrage having
no warrant™n the Constitution,jand hostile
to every dictate of justice and of magnanim-
ity. Though bitterly assailed for the posi
tion then assumed, and nearly overthrown
in the shock of opposing factions, it came
triumphant and unscathed from the smoke
of battle with ranks unbroken and banners
floating proudly. Time, which mages all
things even, Bas proven the correctness of
the doctrines then advanced, and the opposi-
tion became disarmed of its hostility, and
acquiesced in that particular policy ; al
though during agitation, political soothsay-
ers predicted that if the measure was cor-
ried, ships would rot at our wharves, com ~
merce would be prostrated and ruined, and
our maratime cities become a_howling deso~
Tation ! *
Another crowning feature of our great old
party, attd one which goes far to constitute
its glory, ‘consists in the fact that it wars
upon no section nor upon any class of citi-
zens on account of birth place or of religion.
Believing the Constitution strong enough
and broad enough to embrace every citizen
of the republic it would throw the protect.
ing mantle of that”greal palladium arcund
all. It would embrace the rich and the
poor ; the proud and the humble, within the
folds of that great instrument, adhered to
with’a fidelity amounting’to_a religious de-
votion, that makes the Democrat:c party in.
vincible, and makes every page of it8 histo-
ry thus far luminous with bright deeds and
with splendid triumphs, with an occasional
exception which has enabled it to spurn ev.
ery enemy from its pathway, and to live
down detraction and abuse. To preserve its
high position, 1t has but to be true to its an
cient allegiance--true to the faith of the fa-
thers of the Hepublic—true to the great
principles of the Constitution, which have
given it vitality and constituted its strength
—trite to tHe Mission of human reform and
advancement with «hich it seems to bave
been entrusted hy Providence —and it may,
with confidence, anticipate 4 future still
more brilliant and gsucéessfit] than the past.
Around the taltstiani¢ word Democracy
cluster associations of the loftiest and most
sacred patriotisti. It was the influence
evoked by such assotiations that induced
the great actors in the drama 5f our colonial
existence to press forward in the course of
justice and right, it was the gefirus of De-
mocracy that secured the liberties and bless-
ings we now enjoy. When European dess
potism had extended its baneful paralysi®
over the prosperous advancements of our
manufacturing and agricultural interests—
when the plough was arrested in’ the fur
row, and the mechanic's implements were
ordered to remain inoperative—when the
spirit of industry. perseverence and progress
was checked by monarchial usurpation—
when our rude manufactories were complled
by kingly dictation to stand idle unproduc-
tive ; then it was that Democracy, ike the
polar star of the night, cast its benign radi-
ance on the darkness of the prospect, di*
recting the people in the maintenance of
ther rights, and led them through to the
eventful period of the Revolution, to the
achievement offan independence which has
ever since been respected by all nations of
the earth,
Democracy and popular freedom are syn-
onymous. Its powerful arm beate back
from our land the paid hirelihgs of despot-
ism—it raised its magic sceptre ovet a people
struggling to be free, and said to the waves
of encroaching royalty and power, thus far
shalt thou come and no farther. It seized
the sword of ‘‘equal rights” and went forth
to battle and to victory. The good Democ~
racy has accomplished for our young and
growing nation. was of such a character that
it could not fail to be immortal. The ptin-
ciples it evoked and established were destin-
ed to become & panacea for political civils of
divers kinds, and nobly has it performed its
mission. Whenever sectionalism has at.
tempted to litt its Briareous artis to sever
the ties of aniity and fraternity that bind us
together in one great confederation. De-
mocracy has thrown itself “into the breach’’
and quickly disarmed the hand that aimed
the blow. Personating in itself the great
principles of Human Progress, 1t has had the
inherent vitality to become the guardian of
our institutions, and the sole custodian of
our liberties. Factions have sprung up in
opposition to the Constitution, &nd “strat-
ted their brief hour” upon the political stage;
but Democracy and the party that represents
it, true and faithful to their - mission, have
religiously guarded that instfument fiom
desecration anid the spoiler. The black hand
of disudion has held the falchion of fanati-
cism uplifted ready to cut assunder our Un.
ion bonds of friendship, love and truth, but
the ever watchful eye of Democracy has
heretofore averted the blow. Spoilsmen in
Congress snd out of Congress, in higa and
in Jowly places; under all’ circumstances,
have arisen as midnight conspirators and
dark lantern plotters against the people's
right to govern themselves—associations for
partizan purposes havé been organized, bas-
ed upon the principles inimical’ to'the safe-
ty of our institution—but it Has been the
mission of Democracy to dissipate the power
of djing evil. Thus from the commence.
ment of our national existence, through all
the vicissitudes of political and popular ex-
citements, the Democratic banner hss been
upraised in defence of {reedom. It has been
tho watchful guardian of the ballot box,
when that safeguard of the Jpeople’s rights
has been assailed ; and when partizanship
attempted to proscribe a respectable portion
of our citizens from exercising the rights of
franchise, the Democracy of the ii pre-
vented the ontrage.
Like the influences of the press, the mis
sion of Democracy is universal. Wherever
there is a wrong to be adjusted, an error to
be corrected. 4 principle to Be ‘established,
the cause of humanity to be advanced, there
arc found the great workings of the nationa)
Democracy. Its mission is to pall down ar-
istocratie pretensions, to combat assumed
nobility, to defend constititional law, to es-
tablish institutions promotive of the “‘great-
est good to the greatest number, ” and to
preserve the government from partizan bias
and influence. With these objects as the
fundamuntal bias of its action, it cannot fail
of complete success.
With such principles emblazoned én its
banner, it must overcome all sectiénalism,
whether founded on southern secession or
northern abolitionism, and strengthen more
effectually the bonds of our confederated
Six years ago a young man just enteriug
manhotd, under the influence of rum com-
mitted a crithe against society, wi tried,
convicted and sent to Warpin. He served
out his time behind prison walls. Before
his trial a fair girl had promised co link Yer
fortunes to his, and cruel was the blow to
All throtgh the six years did ste wait for
the day of release. With a true woman's
heart she believed him innocent—ifinocent
at least before God —and like the magnet,
she held on her steady way, her heart poins
ting over to the future. Long were the
hours to him. Slowly passed the hours—
seconds were minutes, minutes were hours,
hours days—days weeks—weeks months
years—years ages. Every tolling of the
prison bell struck deep into his heart; and
overy sunset took another thread from his
long skein, Nor were the hours less weav
ry to her. Hope, that blessed angel, was
beside her by day, and responded to her by
night. Some there were tho laughed at
her holy love—who sneered meanly at ber
love—a pfisoner miles away. Bat little
mattered it to her. Others might sneer—
she remained true to the heart and him.—
Others might point to a nan in prision garb
toiling away from morn to night, but with
one star to guide himon. Shesaw but the
honest soul that might be saved or lost ; and
she had nerved herself to bear "the
gibes and jeers. Blessed words came to
him iti bis lonely cell ~wordsof love, of
heart of her wl.o was truly a better angel
watching over his broken nature.
Each counted the houts 4s they slowly
went by, abd longer gréw tHe day on which
liberty was to come. Meri visited him; Znd
with careless or speaking eye, threw into
his cells maddéning thoughts on which his
soul must feed, ind tremblingly shritk to
the darkest corner of its temple. Then a
letter from her would dash aside he cur-
tains, and beckon him on to a spot of sums
shine, outside and beyond his present reach.
So passed the years. The sin was long since
more than atoned for, and at last the little
spot of sunshine crept into his cell, and en~
tering by the keyhole of the door, let him
forth into the bright rays of liferty. He
was conducted to the office of the prison by
Mr. M’Graw, and a citizen's dress instead
of a prison suit given him, and into an inner
room, where stood she who years before had
promised befo.e God to be his. What a
meeting! ‘Tis not for us to speak of it.
On the ¢vening train the iwd arrived at
Milwaukee, and were joined in marriage. —
We were a witness to the ceremony and
shall never forget it—never the eye mois-
ened with tears of happiness, nor the throb
bings of the heart that had so long waited
and trusted. Saved, saved! May the fu.
ture be all the brighter for the dark cloud
that so long hung over it, and true friends
be ever ready to lend a helping hard. We
believe in woman's love—in woman's devo-
tion—the more after knowing the fact above
stated; God bless the heart wherever i
may be found.
How If Gor mme CounrsrstGN.—One
night after the countersign was on, the
quartermaster of one of the Peunsylvania
regiments, endeavoring to enter the lines
was challenged by an irish sentinel.
“Halt! Who goes there 2”
“A friend without the couhtersign.”
Well, what y'de want 7"!
“} ant the quarterriaster, and 1 want to
get into my regiment, and not knowing the
countersign, I suppose [ shall have to go
back and get it.”
“Igthat all? An’be japers, what's to
prevint me givin’ ye the countersign 2
“Nothing I suppose.”
The sentinel gave hitn' the countersign,
and the quartermaster entered the lines witk
a'beaming face to tell his story to'a dirclk of
laughing comrades:
‘I= Maids want nothing but husbands,
then they want everything,
hope, of kindness, and strongly grew the’
We feel sure that few can read the fol
lowing anecdote without profit. 1t contains
the substance of a sermon, one hour anda
half in length :
A celebrated Judge in Virginia Was in
his earlier years skeptical 3s {0 the truth.
of the Bible, and especially as to the Teality
of experimental religion. He had a favor
‘ite slave who accompanied him round in hi8
curcuit. As they passed from court house
to court house they frequently conversed on
the subject ‘of religion ; the servant, Harry,
venturing at times to remonstrate with his
master agefast his infidelity. As the Judge
had confidence in Htry’s honesty and sine
cerity, be asked him a great many questions
as to how he felt and what he thought on
various points.
Among other things Harry told his mas.
ter that he was often sorely tempted "with
the devil. The Judge asked Ilarry to ex~
plain to him how it happened that the devil
attacked him, who was so piousa man, so
sorely, whi’st he allowed himself, who was
an infide] and a sinner, to pass unnoticed
and untempted. [Jarry asked,
“Are you right sure, master that he does
let you pass without troubling you some ?’
“Yes quite stire.”
« Well,” replied tarry, © T know that
ther's a devil, and that he tries me sorely
at times.”
A day or two afterwards, the Judge con-
cluded to goon a hunt for wild ducks in
one of the streams that lay across his
road homewards. Harry accompanied
As they approached the river they espied
a flock of ducksdquictly floating on its surface
The Judge stealthily crept up the bank and
fired wpon them, killing two or three, and
wounding as many oihers. He at once
threw dotn his giiti and made strenuous
efforts with the aid of clubs and stones, to
secure the wounded duck, while he permit
ted the dead ones to float, for the time uns
noticed by him.
Harry sat on the seat watching his mas
ter's movement's with deep interest, and
when he returned said to him:
« Massa, whilst you was a splashing in
the water after. them wounded ducks, atid
lettin’ the dead ones float on, it just comes
into my wind why it 1s that the devil troub.
les me so much whilst he lets you alone 2’
« Explain.”
¢* You are the dead ducks, he's sure he’s
got you safe, I’m like the wouned ducks
trying to get away from him, and he’s afraid
[Ml do it; so he“muakes all the tuss after me,
and just lets you float on,”
rr re tt # -
TheCincinnati Times thus all udes to "the
quarrel between Generals Buell and Mitchell
It is now stated that the cause of Gen. Mits
chell’s visit to Washington was a dissagree-
ment between hima and Buell. Ile tendered
his resignation and was at once ordered to
report at Washington. He will not return
to the Army of the Ohio, and his division
will likely be placed in command of the
gallant Rousseau. Buell and Mitchel! rre¥-
er did agree, With all his virtues dnd gréit
merits, Mitchell i§ stfongly tinctured with
vanity, and does nat like to play second fid-
dle to any one. In Kentucky he was eon-
stantly making ‘suggestions’ to his com
mander, 4nd was ill at ease unless charged
with a special expedition, when he was free
to act wpot his own responsibility. ©
A story is told wkich illustrates the teel-
ing between the two Generals. When the
army cf the Ohio was in Kentucky, Mitchell
called upon Buell and remarked ; * General I
have always been in the Habit of thinking
very much. Tam restless unless my mind
is occupied. I should like to - know some-
thing of the plans of the campaign, that I
may occiipy thy thought wiih it.” ‘‘Gener.
al,” cooly replied Buell, “you can think
about the thanagement of yolir own division.’
And that ended the conversation.
How 10 Ger Repose IN Onp Age.--Lord.
Brougham says: “I strongly recommend
you to the analogy of the body in seeking
the refreshments of the mind. Everybody
knows that both #ian and Hofges are very
much relieved and rested, if, 10stead ot ‘ly:
ing down and falling asleep, or endeaving to
fall asleep, he changes the muscles he puts
in operation ; if instead of level ground, hé
goes up and down hill, itis a rest both to
man walking, and the horse which'he rides a
different set of muscles i§ called into’ Gpera-
tion. So, I say, call into &etion a different
class of factltics, apply your minds to other
objects of wholesouie food to yourselves as
well as of good to others, and depend upon
1t, this is true mode of getting repose in old
age. Do not overwork yourselves ; do ev.
ery thing in moderation.”
AN editor in the village of Mitchill, 0. W
says: ‘‘One little garden patch of ours
was very profitable last geason., Tie snails
eat up the cucumbers ; the chickens eat up
the snails, the neighbor's cats eat up the
chickens, and now, if we can get hold of
something that will eat up the cats we will
try again.”
Sveeessor or GrN. MgOALL.—Gen. iéaiah
Seymour’ has béen promoted, by Gen. Mc~
Clellan'to the comimahd of the division of
the captured Gen. McCall.
erp etl Aetna.
[I= It were base first to raise s conflis
dence and then deceive it.
During the late exhibitich 9f Van Am-
burgh's menageric At Monongahela City,
a fearful and exciting scene occured. It
appears that shortly after the audience had
assembled, a terrific storm arose which tore
the canvas into rags, and threatened serious
injury to the spectators. While the Storm
King roared and reveled, one of the huge |!
tigers got out of his cage, which added new
terror to the scene. The vast assembly
swayed from side to side, firSt to that part
which had been blown oft, and then to the
main entrance. Some jumped from the
top of the seats out through the opening
between the top and the circular enclosure 3
others cut themselves a passage th Foukh
the canvas, and al! rushed with alarm for
any place of escape, preferring to brave the
storm to taking their chance of life athid
the crashing tiribers and furious wild beasts.
Woman shrieked for help and children cried,
strong men looked pale, and taking the con-
fusion of the multitude and the raging of
the storm, the scene was fearful and appal-
ling. The keepers of the animals stood by
the cagesof these wild denizens of the woods
and jungles, with anxious looks. The man
who kept the elephant Hanmbal, stood in
front of the huge brute, with his hands on
his tusks, as pale as a corpse. One of the
lions had partaken of the excitement, and
his glaring eyeballs, efect posture, and ex
tended and flowing mane, gave an idea of
how he looks in his native forest. The ti-
ger which had escaped from his cage, was
driven back by Mr. Van Amburgh into the
same cage with this lion, and the king of
the wcods had put his huge paw upon him,
and was holding him tight ¥*6 the floér.--
Nature grand and terrible was on exhibition
at this show. After some moments of fears
ful confusion the storin ceased, and the aud.
ience seperated, but not until several had
been injured frow being trampled and bruis~
ed in the general confusion which prevailed.
The editor of the Republican, from whom
we get the above account, fixes the damage
done to bonnets and dresses alone, at two
thousand dellata.
The following good &tory is told by the
‘local’ of the Courier des Etats Unis *
A few &. since a poor blind man hav.
ing on his Hat a playcard stating his infirm
ity, and carrying a box with confectionar
stood on the corner of Broadway and Rector
street. At the same time another blind man
with the words ‘1 am blind’ on his hat,
was coming down the street in another di-
rection. A little case containing cakes and
confectionery hung suspended from his neck. |
Suddenly a cry of distress arrested the pas-
ser-by, and turning, they beheld the two
blindmen on the ground, struggling in a
mixture of candies, cakes aad boutons. Tc
add to the confusion, the two mer, ease
perated at the disaster, were hurling at
each othet epithets more forcible than po-
lite, and had it tot been for the interference
of some gentlemen, they would Have come
toblows. ¢ You blockhead,’ said one, ¢ why
didn't you gét iit of my way? «How
could 1, when I am blind? You blind 2—
So am 1. In short, this explanation was
followed by a good understanding between
both parties, and the good understandiiig by
a touching recognition. * What is your
name ¥ asked one. Ottis Bush,—And
yours 2’ *Thecbald ilarvey.” ‘Theobald!’
‘Ottis I” ¢ My dear comrade! +My old
friend” And the two companions in mis~
fortune warmly embraced each other. Their
story is short. The men werd natives of
Ireland —had come together to America, and
were companions in arms in Mexico. One
had lost his sight by a wound, and the other
by di explosion in a mie. They had been
separated for a long while, and afier a lapse
of years met 1 the singular manner above
In Washington the powers take the chur
ces of the people for hospitals, aud deprive
the church going persons ofa place
of public worship : But they rent and pay
for a block of fine brick buildings to keep
emancipated slaves in. Is this what the
abolitionists mean by thie eclectioneering
trick of free home.
I~ Mr. Wadswosth, a membet of Con-
gos from Kentucky, stated on’ the floor of
ongress ‘that it appears by the assessors
books of the State of Kentucky that over 80
per cent. of the slaves of that State are
owned by Union men, whose blood has
been shed upon every battle-field since
Kentucky entered this war.”
ONE of the rebel flags captured by Gen.
Curtis’ troops near Grand Glaize, ic Arkan-
sas, bore the following pleasant mottoes :
“ Run, nigger, run ! or Lincoln will catch
¢ War to the knife, and the knife to the
“Death to home traitors.”
7~ We canriot escape the evils of life, by
shrinking from its duties.
{= If life ymaproves the character, death
will improve the condition.
7" Injury must never provoke a good
man to do wrong.
0= Learning i§ preferable to riches, vit
tu to’ both.
(7 Most men die bafore they have Jears’
ed’ to live.
. From the Philadelphia Evening Journal.
The ¢ People’s (Republican) Party’ Con-
vention came oft at Harrisburg on the 17th,
and its proceedings have been made public.
It is quite amiusidg to ‘tead the speeches,
resolutions and general Proceedings, in view
of the *no party’
tempted to be kept in the foreground of the
picture! The ¢ call’ for the convertion was
directed to ¢ the People of Pennsylvania ’—
the temporary chairman, Mr. Thomas A.
Marshall, of Allegheny; protests that ¢ party
1ssees gre dead ;’ the permanent chairman,
Judge Knox, declaims against * party ;’ the
redolutions ¢laim to be the expression of
¢ the loyal citizens of Pennsylvania, irre:
spective of party ;* Forney, while expreasing
gratitude ¢ that Gop, in His Providence, al-
lowed a Republican President to be elected
in 1860,” speaks for a* * no party’ Conven
tion! Henry D. Moore stigtatiZes a ma-
jority of the Democrats as traitors, and
swears that ail traitors are Democrats whil®
he speaks for ‘no party ;' a man by! the
name of Schreiner follows in the same stra.
Wi liam H. Armstrongaof Lycoming. abu-
ses the Democratic party roundly, averring
that * Democrats sympathize with treason
as far as public sentiment will allow,’ while
he declares that * the times now should swal-
low up all party issues ; and Thomas Murs
shall brings up the rear by endorsing Fre
mont and his policy; in the nate of no par
More partizan malighity could nét have
been cxpressed, in the same length of tipe,
than this ¢ no party / Convention expressed
There was nothing said or done that could
possibly tend to conciliate and! concentrate
the people as they should be concentrated to
meet the pressing exigencies of the times ;
the vilest slanders were heaped upon a par-
ty embracing a majority, perhaps, of the
¢ people of Pennsylvania,” in whose uname
the call for this Cénvention was professedly
issucd, and a party which, beyond question,
has furnished a majority of the Pennsylva
nia men in the field, in the Government hog
pital, and inthe grave ! Is this the way to
unite our people to meet the great crisis
now upon us?
Afiother proof of the bitter partisan ma-
lighity of this Conveation, is furnished in
the fact that it"passed a resolution warmly
cemmending the coursa of that unmitigated
abolitionist and enemy of the Constitutio=,
Senator Wilmot, without saying a word in
approval of the sound, conservative course
of Senator Cowan. The resolution endors
ing Wilmot, was as follows:
“t Resolved, That the course of the Hon.
David Wilmot, of the United States Senate,
is manly, consistent and eminently patriotic
and we hefeby endorse him as a true dhd
faithful representative of the loyal people of
the State.
This was e¥idemtly. interided to convey the
ides th&t MF, Cowan's course has not been
¢ manly, consistert and patriotic,’ and that
he is not * a true and faithful representa~
tive of the loyal people of the State’ of
Pefitisylvania ; and it follows of couse.
that all the friends of Mr. Cowan were deem
ed by this Convention as unmanly and un
patriotic —otherwise disloyal, We have
here anGther point in the plan of the * Peo.
ple’s’ Convention for uniting the * people of
Pennsylvania ’ in the present crisis !
This cowardly stab at Cowan was, per-
haps, the meanest act of the Convention,
thotigh certain individuals connected with it
may have exceeded this action in malignity
and cowardliness. Forney's attack upon
his old friend Buchanan, to whom he owes
everything but his base nature, was somes
whit atiead cf ariythifng the Convention asa
body could have io for, whatever may be
Buchanan's official sins, (and, it is well
known that while Forney was his advocate,
we were, as we now are, Buchanan's oppo-~
nent, ) no one acquainted with the facts. will
or can deny that he wss, so long as a degent
self respect would possibly permit, as kind
8g a father to Forney. During sorte twen-
ty years at least, Forney was intimate with
Buchanan, and with every ingredient in his
personal and political character, and during
all that time, he lauded him above all other
living men, and it was only when Mr. Bua -
chanan refused to give Forney a seat in his
Cabinet, or a first class, foreign mission,
that the latter discovered in his long-tried
and always truc friend anything to cansure.
Since that time, the unprincipled ingrate
has abused the old man as roundly as, for
twenty years, he praised him. In his speech
at this Convention, it would seem from the
published report of it, he did nothing but
heap the vilest vituperation upon the tinye
whitened head of the man who took hint by
the hand, when he was young and poor, and
lifted him from tue gutter to a position in
which he might have, been umversally re-
spected, but for his own base and treacher-
ous nature. Therefore, we admit that For
ney’s meanness and malignity in his speech
exceeded the mc anneds snd malignity of the
Convention, in its cowardly freatment of
Senator Cowan.
In that small portion of his gpeéch which
was not devoted to the vilification of Bu-
chanan, Forney went the whole Teng! b of
Abolitionism, including the arming of the
Southern slaves, and the enlistment of ue
gro soldiers generally ; 3 se he declared that
before leaving Washington, the President
had assured him that in future there should
We * no restriction in the employment .of all
idea Bo BStudictisly at |
men to put down the redellion—no more
doubting about confiscation slang need
the Northern people be fiightened with the
cry of negro equality arid emancipation,’ &c.
If this be true, Mr. Lincoln has resolved to
out-Sumner Sumner in behalf of the negro;
bnt we trust this, like most of Forney’s ut-
terances, is false.
Tt is amusing to real Forney's denuncia-
tions of the democratic party, when we re-
flect that he has professed, himself, to be A
Democrat aliaost up to the very day of this
Convention ! Since he has publicly given
in his adhesion to the Repnblican party, he
ought to have a be'ter opinion of the party
he has just left. Undoubtedly the remains
ing members of that party will corsider it
vastly improved by his absence.
Judge Knox, in his speech, said ‘efforts
have been made By certain sympathizers
with this rebellion, to exalt one of the Gen-
erals 1n the arty and to depress the Secre,
tary of War.” This Plaitly ie 4n$ that tho
friends of General M'Clellan are * 5% mpathi-
zers with this rebellion !’ and, if ‘a man
is to be gudgad by his company,’ or .y his
friends, it follows, of course, that Gea.
M'Clellan, himself, is a * Sympathizor with
this rebellion!” We very much doubt
whether this is such an expression as * the
People of Pennsylvania * would desire one of
their ‘ representatives,” which Knox pros
fessed to be, to make, especially in a Uon-
vention professedly called to unite all the
* People.’
Knox and Forney were particularly con-
spicuous in this no party Convention, and
George Laumsan was also a member of it.—
The * no party,’ disinterested character of
these gentlemen, in political matters, in
pretty well understood in this S:ate, sod
their love of country is pretty thouroughly
appreciated By the ‘People of Pennsylva.
nia.’ ;
The Republicans, by adopting these men
and raising them to positions in their para
ty, for the purpose of toping in men whe
once had confidence in them, have resorte
to a species of political financiering that will
not be likely to * pay.’ The conservative
true men of the State, of whatever party,
are too well acquainted with the political
character and motives of these men, to be.
duped by this trapsparent trick. Forney
has been bought and paid for, and the oth.
ers have been bouglit * od time '—~they arg
to be paid for hereafter—when the Hepub~
lican party carry the State! We confess
their faith is what the phrenologists would
term ‘large,’ but, we presume, the promised
price 1s also, Torge, But we desire dot
meddle with these pfivite wattérs.
In view of the public features and prot.
able result of the ‘little transaction,’ we
would advise the leaders of tke Republidan
can party to keep an eye on Forney —elsé
he will soon becotiie their party captain,—
He is as + stiiart * 25 He is unscrujules and
ungfateful, and the first thing the MeMichs
eacls, the Mersin and the old leaders
know, Forney will have tiem harnessed to
his car aud be driving them, a8 some of the
ga rbagesgatherets drive dogs, in harness,
in the perfortutinte of very dirty, and very
doubtfu; dufies! orney hag edtered the
Republican party to rule it, in Pennsylvas
nia, and, if the old stagers do Hot watoh
him closely, he ill be to those bad sinners
what the old * man of the tduntain’ was to
Sinbad and quite as hard to shake from their
if the dodge of terming this a ¢ People’ s
Converiticn ” of no party men were not 80
ridiculots, we should term it wretchedly
hy por? ftical. Mr. McAuley, of Allegheny,
in some remarks, on the political character
of the Contention, with an | honesty of heart
that gavs evident alarm to the managers,
denounced all the talk of meters as to
thie na pa arty charagter of. the concern as
¢ twaddle * and added: *T came 8s a ®Ree
publican and two thirds of ths Convention
came as Republicans I” Mr. McAuley was
dotibtless right: the Convention was a Re-
publican Convention, and a very dark one
at that—rendered peculiarly dark, if not abs
golutely black, by the infusion of the Knoxs
Foruey clement, for these apostates are dow
ing their best to outshine Sum‘iev and Stes
vens, Lovejoy and Lane.
area are AAA fame me me
Vanity FAIR is severe on Fremont. Tt
says: With the foe most formidable and,
active all around thoi, this Major General
throws up his command and comes to New
York, his excuse being that the appoint-
ment of Gen. Pope ‘degrades him” .—
But he dosn't resign. It is understood that
be is still a Major General in the army,
drawing his pay the same 3 ever; and it
is whispered i in certain quarters that anoth-
ef department will oe given him, Very
good. Butletit bea department in Fort
Warren, for the General who deserts his
command and his conutry upon so flimsy
an excuse as Fremont gives, ought to be
shut up. [In some countries he would be
shot We resbectfuily suggest to Mr, Secro=
tary Stanton thatifit be right to keep.
Gen, Stone in close confinement all this’
time without letting that officer or the.
public Enow what earthly reason thers is’
for his incarceration, that the imprisonment
of John C. Fremont, who as everybody
knows has proved a precious humbug might
not be entirely improper. We are sick of
Fremont. He is the worst in the business.
Sr— A ets et y
{7 When men try to get more good
than comes from well doing, they alwayé
get less.