Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, September 25, 1863, Image 1

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VOL. 8.
~ @he Democratic Watchman,
Bhs Blom.
[Witten for the Watohman.|
How many wonders tell the power
Of Heaven’s Eternal King ;
The giandest works of Nature tower,
The tend’rest flowerets spring;
Vesuvius casts forth its flame
And mortals, filled with awe,
Bow down before the mighty Name—
The Cause of Nature's law.
The thundering cataracts proclaim
The might rn] Nature’s hand ;
We trace the same Immortal Navn
In every grain of sand ;
The lightning’s swift, resistless thrust,
1s made by Nature's power ;
The self-same hand which sifts the dust
Upon the tremb’ling flower.
Fhe law which bids the Ocean roll,
Heaped high above the land,
Btill, serves its waters to control
And bid ite billows stand ;
The power which bids the earth to sway
Upon its ceaseless track
And bring recurrent night and day,
Bill drives old Ocean back.
The self-same law that gives the might
Which tells the tempest’s power,
Dintils the soft ana gende light
Of twilight’s peaceful hour
Tne law which heaves the mignty deep,
When discord’s voice is loud,
@radles thedying 3a to sleep
And softly weaves his shroud.
¥rom Earth's poor speck of dying clay,
To Heaven's remotest bound,
The same eternal laws have rway,
1he same great Minn is found ,—
The laws which guide the shining spheres
That sweep around the sun,
Held sway a thousand million years
Before Yime's march begun,
Fhe flaming comet, as it sweeps
The utmost verge of space,
Is guided through the awful deeps
By laws which kere have place ;
The power by which each crb is whirled,
And all of Nature's laws,
Bach sbeaks, in thunder, to the world,
Ot the ALMignry CAUSE!
Phe Grear JEHOVAE made them all,
His edict binds them still ;
And thouga each orb from Heaven fall,
They’ resubj ect to his will ;
And man though but an atom, small
Aa floating dust in space,
May seo his Maker through it all
And meet Him face to face.
AH point us upward to the Throne
Ot Heaven's Eternal King,
Aud tell us it 18 God, alcne,
Plumes Nature's tireless wing.
$3 adoration, let us bend
Before Ilis Awful Face,
That we, when Death’s dark shades descend,
3 In Heaven may take our place.
Bowarr Pa, Sept 20, 1863.
B@= We have been permitted to publish
the following extract from a letter written
by a soldier in the Army of the Potomac,
to a friend in this county. It will be seen
that Ae does not consider ‘poor Andy’’ the
+‘eoldiers friend.” — Ep. WATCHMAN. |
“1 see that the political campaign has
commenced in old Centre. Well, I say let
the Democracy go ahead—the democrats
here feel anxious for the defeat at home of
the advocates of Negro Equality —I mean
we of the thirteen-dollar-per-month brigade.
The guilded-strap gentlemen are generally
m favor of complying with the requests of
their superiors, who are getting the “big
pay” and splendid times; for they know
hat if the negro’s friends are defeated,
sheir ‘‘occupation’s gone’ and the big dol-
lar stopped, when they will have to return
to their several avocations, where many of
them should ever have remained. We now
snd then get a sight of the I atchman ; it
is a great treat to us, for it has truth and
Justice for its base. But the greatest sport
that we have have had was realing the
Harrisburg Telegraph of the 7th of Au-
gust which contained a speech of Gov. Cur-
tin toa ratification meeting on the evening
before. In that speech he bestowed a bap-
sismal title on President Lincoln. He calls
him the * visible head of the Government I’
This sounded strangely to us American sol-
diera and we squalled right out. We had
heard and read of the “ visible head of the
Church militant,” but this is the first time
in the history of our country that we have
seen this appellation bestowed upen a mere
servant of the people; and as one good turn
deserves another, Father Abraham should
recognize the Governor as Cardinal CURTIN.
This certainly would look well on paper.—
‘For new made bonors doth forget men’s names,”
and as an act of gratitude the ‘visible head’
in his robes, and the Governor in nis Cardi-
nals hat, should exhibit themselves 1n the
first place to the Lamp-lighters in livery, the
redoubtable Wide Awakes, and then at his
‘headquarters in the army,” and the Guver-
nor in his Ciceronian voice, call unto us :—
“‘Fellow-soldiers, behold your visible head,
and his */oyal liege’ Cardinal and Chief Bu-
gler of the Proviaco of the Pennsylvania!’
It wold be a rich treat and worthy of the
occasion, and would establish a loyal prece-
dent to be hereafter foliowed by all loyal
officials. Peor Andy! he has let Lincoln
shear him of all official power and dignity,
and reduce himito mere supervisor of roads
and bridges, a self-constituted member of
eanatory committees and B&F visitor to
Religious Aid Societies. Let him have a
foreign mesion—get clear of him. If the
vank and file were at home they would help.
We would sooner have an game-cock at the
bead of the old Keystone than a blabbering
orow. ® n © ®
E27 The recent cool weather is tho first
ening their lines of defence, in consequence
of the reverses of July, and are now stan-
ding on the defensive. That they are abun.
dently able tv maintain a position in this
way 15 proved by the fact that Gen. Meade
makes no demonstration towards attacking
Gen. Lee. Cities may bejtaken, and disticts
of country may be ravaged, but the ‘rebels’
are as far from subjugation as they were
one year, or iwo years ago. As far, we
say, for war and battles will never subju-
gate the South. Charleston may be taken.
but it is not taken yet, Richmond may be
taken but we see no signs of it—but, if all
these be taken, so long as an armed force
of one hundred thousand, or fifty thousand,
or if twenty thousand men are kept on foot
in the name of the Southern Confederacy,
the South will not be subjugated.
This is well understood in tbe cold and
heartdless diplomacy of Europe. Had Eng-
land, in her grim and inhospitable sea girt
fastnesses, ever doubted of the complete ab-
ility of the Confederacy to have sustained
itself, she would, on the very moment,
have felt the impulse of “British philan-
thropy” for a people struggling for liberty,
and have intervened. France, in the in-
tervention of Napoleon in Mexico, and the
establishment of a French protectorate there
looked on the severance of the old Ubion,
as un fait accompls, and as Louis Napoleon
feels bound by his destiny never to take one
step backward, haying planted his
foot in Mexico, he will extend his right
hand, by firm alliance to the Southern Con-
Rather in the adversity than in the pros-
perity of the Confederacy would he reach
out hi# hand,and that is the meaning of
the fact brought to light by the latest dis-
patches from Euroye, that—disdaining the
tortuous and indirect methods of the British
Government—he has openly admitted o
Confederate privateer to refit in the Imper.
ial Docks of Brest. The question of the
full recognitioz by France of the New Con-
federacy, and of her firm alliance with it,
i8 one, not of consideration, but only
of time, It is a question, of weeks or
And what wiil the imbecile Negro Ad-
ministration do then ? Why, what the:
have already done! Uunseemly bombastic
vaporing, while thedanger is in the distance
—-abject and shamefu! submission, waen
the sharp issue of the ultima ratio is thrust
in their faces ! Does any one doubt it ?2—
Let him reaa the only igneminious passage
in the whole foreign diplomacy of the coun-
try, since it had an existence.
Our natioaal character had, always before
been that the blow was 1eady to follow the
word. But read the Trent case, from the
beginning to the end, and learn how dis-
tinct and opposite the Lincoln-Seward Ad-
ministration, abroad as at home, is from
anthing else in our political history. Cra-
ven Seward, after the most disgusting va.
poring of what he would do, went down
on his knees, and apologized, when the
fist of John Bull was rubbed close under his
But Lincoln, Seward, and their cabal will
have their revenge! Against England !'—
Never! Against France 2 Not 2 bit of it !
But like a drunken negro, who, when whip-
ped mn the street, goes home and whips his
children, this Abolition Administration when
when France orders it to withdraw its troops
from the Confederacy, will try to turn them
upon the States of the North! Will the
volunteers—those who, in good faith, were
coaxed to *‘go into it,’ on the idea of sav-
ing the country—will they, fight against the
States of the North at the bidding of the
Abolitionists 2 No they will not It was a
very gracious act to hurry off the Federal
coldiery from new York city, after having
them here to try and overawe the Stase.—
Very gracious, no doubt, but accomplished
not soon enough ever to make those soldiers
consent to be the tools of despotism in the
subjugation of the people of New York. —
We could wish that all the armies of the
Federal Government might be brought here
by divisions, in turn, and encamped among
the people of this city. The effect wonld be
the same !
Oh! Bat the Administration have the
negro *‘coldiers’’ to fall buck on. And then
they have “‘conscripts” and “‘substitutes,’”
who are kept in jail, and marched in irons,
“very much as a butcher drives bullocks in-
to his slaughter pen,” Well, when the hand-
cuffs are off, and weapons put in their hands
these will be dangerous men—to somebody
c« else it is a curious fluid that runs in
their veins !
What is to come ofall this 2 Will some
one who believee still in a «*vigorous prose-
cution of the war’ tell us?
it ————u
B&@™ The following certificate of warriage
was found among an eld lady's writings:
*¢ This is to satisfy all whom it may con-
cern, that Arthur Waters and Amy Yurily
were lawfully married by me, John Higgin-
80m, on the 1st day of August, Anny Dom-
ini, 1703.
I, Arthur, on Monday,
Take thee, Amy, till Tuesday,
To have and to hold till Wednesday,
For better or worse till Thursday,
I'll kiss thee on Friday,
If we don’t agree on Saturday,
DPereid of The appronetring winter.
The Confederate forces have been short_
When Andrew G. Curtin announced in a
special message to the last Legislature of
Pennsylvania that he wouid not be a candi.
date for re-election, it is weli known that he
did so upon the promise of the National ad-
ministration to give him a foreign mission
at the close of his official term, In consid-
eration of this douceur he agraed to aban-
don tke contest for the Gubernatorial nomi-
nation, and leave the field to John Covode
or ‘any other man” who might be accepta-
ble to the central despotisin at Washing on,
For some cause or other not yet made pub-
lic, the disgraceful bargain was not con-
summated ; and in opposi‘ion to the earnest
of hundred of abolition leaders. Andrew i+
Curtin was a second time favored with the
nomination of his party. —Age.
One of the causes, at least. for the change
of the Executive mind, is this, When Caur-
tin's ‘high official position” arrangement
was made with the powers at Washington,
a part of the programme was that Gen.
Moorhead, of Pittsburg, should be Andy’s
successor as the Republican candidate for
Governor. To carry this out, it was agreed
that Senator Johnson from this district
should be elected Speaker of the Senate by
the Republicans, so as not to havea man in
that place who would become a formidable
competitor for the Republican nomination
for Governor. But Sen=tor Penney, of Pitts-
burg, succeeded in the Republican caucus
and was elected Speaker. He would be a
formidable candidate for the Republican
nomination for Governor! Moorhead became
indignant, and assistant Goveruor M’Clure
would not be ruled out of his share of loaves
and fishes in that way. Stanton swors that
Curtin should not have the promised ‘high
official position at any rate.” Lest all be
lost, Curtin & Co. resolved to stick to the
Gubernatorial pony. The tirm labored per-
sistently, with all their unscrupulous tena
city and energy, but all the time blinding
Cameron, Stanton & Co. by denying that
the head of the establishment desired a re-
nomination, Theygpointed triumphantly to
his official message, wherein he declared
that his failing heaith would prevent him
from serving another term, as well as that
patriotic reasons demanded that he should
not become the centre of political attraction.
Finally, smarter ‘than the rest, Forney
discovered the trick, and raised the cry of
alarm. He declared that the interest of the
party demanded that Curtin should be
“postponed,” as his nomination would te
disastrous to the abolition cause. Came-
ron’s Harrisburg Telegraph wailfully took
up the cry, which was speedily thundered
in stronger and louder tone by Moorhead’s
Pittsburg Gazeite and Dispatch, But, too
late—all in vain. Even ‘Covode’'s tears
would not save the ¢ clan Cameron”—M’-
Clure’s strategy had outwitted them all,
and Curtin was renominated. That's the
history of the case, Mr. AaB.— Lock Haven
A large and enthusiestic meeting of the
Democracy of Howard township convened
in the School-house in Howardville, on
Thursday evening the 10th anst, Mr. A. J.
Gardener wad appointed President, George
Hoy, Sr., and, Wm. Allison Jr., were ap-
pointed Vice Presidents, and Balser Weber
Esq . Secretary.
A large delegation from Marion township
accompanied vy martial music. were in at-
tendance and added much to the interest of
the occasion.
On motion of Dr. Knorr, J. S. Barnhart,
Esq,, former editor of the Democratic
Watchman, was called upon to address the
meeting, which he did in an able and effec-
tive manner.
CO. T. Alexander, Esq., was next called
apon, Hoe responded in a speeeh of an hour
1a length, during which he was {requently
and enthusiastically applauded,
Calls were then made for J, H. Orvis. Esq.
This gen leman made his appearance, and
confined his remaks to the State policy of
Pennsylvania, He referred, with telling
effect, to the course pursued by Gov. Cur-
tin, in reference to the Pennsylvania Rail:
road bill, which course induced Attorney
General Purviance, through motives of self
respect, to withdraw from his administra-
At the conclusion of his remarks three
cheers were given for the speakers, and
hree more for Woodward, Lowrie and Lib-
erty, when the meeting adjourned. *
B@™ The Democrats of Patton twp held
+ meeting at Waddle's shool house on
Tuesday night last. I. was well atterded
and the best of feeling prevailed. Wm.
Cross of Half moon was elected president.
Jos. MoDivit and C. Cambridge Vice Presi-
dents and W E Meek of Furguson secratary.
C. T. Alexander E<q., our candidate for
Assembly, made an able and telling speech,
after which the meeting adjourned with three
rousing cheers for Woodward, Lowrie and
Liberty. Little Patton will give a good
report of herself on the second Tuesday
of October next,
Hox. G. W. WoopwarD,—The most grat-
ifying intelligence reaches us from every
portion of the Commonwealth, and unmis-
takeably indicates a hea:ty, united and vig-
orous support of the choice of the Democ-
racy for Governor. His unbending integrity,
ability, energy and capability are admitted
by both political friend and foe, and create
more enthusiasm than has been shown in
the nomination of any man for the position
We'll pert again on Sunday.”
within onr memory. — By.
(¥ rom the Chattanooga Rebel.
Abraham Lincoln isa man above the
medium height. He passes the six foot
mark by an inch or two. He is rawboned,
shamble-gaited, bow-legged, knock-kneed,
pigeon-toed, swob-sided, a shapeless skele-
ton in a very tough, very dirty, unwhole.
some skin, His hai is or was black and
shaggy, his eyes dark and fireless, like a
coal grate in winter time. His lips are
large, and protrude beyond the natural lev.
el uf his face. but are pale and smeared
with tobacco juice. Ilis teeth are filthy.
In our juvenile days we were struck with
Virgil's description cf the ferryman who
rowed the.disembodied souls of men over the
river of death. Lincoln, if our memory
fails us not, but be a near kinsman of that
offical of the other world. —At all events
they look alike, and, if a relationship be
claimed when Abraham reaches the ferry
he will be able, we do aot doubt, to go over
free of toll. In the next place his voice
is course, untutored, harsh—-the voice of
one who has no intellect, and less moral na-
ture. His manners are low in extreme,and
where his talk is not obscene, it 15 sense-
less. In a word, Lincola, born and bred
a rail-splitter is a rail splitter still. Bor.
tom, the weaver, was not more out of place
in ths lap of Titania than he on the throne
of the ex-republic, And his is the wan,
who, incapable of a stronger or high-r in.
spiration than that of reyenge, aspires to be
master of the South, as he is of the enslay-
ed and slavish North. This is the man
who bids armies rise and fight, and cow-
mands and dismisses generals at will.—
This is the man who proclaims (as such
could only do) the equality of the races,
black with white. Tuis is the man who
incites servile insurrection, ordains plander
and encourages rapine. This is the man
who trembles not at the horrible butchery
which heaven will call him to answer for,
yet quakes like an aspen at the approach of
peril to his own poor carzases. This is the
man in fine. who has been selected by the
powers of evil as'the only fit representative
in all America to do such dark deeds as the
dark ages only know, deeds which civiliga-
tion blushes to record, and men in other
lands refuse to credit. Kneel down and kiss
his royal feet men of the South.
A——r nr.
For the Watchman.)
Mr. P. Gray Meex—Dear Sir: After
waiting two weeks we are informed that the
no-party Union League have placed a list of
candidates before the people for support.—
Now, we can say nothing of the private
charcters of the candidates, but let us look
for 8 moment at the candidate for County
Uommissioner. How will the township vote
which Mr. M'Calmont has had charge of,
and in which he has proscribed every dem-
cerat that has been named to him for collec-
tor or juryman. Ie has always appointed
ultra-abolitionists. Even in his own town-
ship where two responsible freeholders were
returned, he proscribed both and appointed
an ultra man, When asked why he did so,
he replied that he could not appoint them
because they were not loyal. men. And we
are informed upon inquiry that both appli
cants and the said Commissioner are mem:
bers of the same Church. We think at least
two townships in Centre county will remem-
ber Mr. M’Calmont on the 2d Tuesday of
October next, for appointing irresponsible
men when he had responsible men returned
for that appointment. We thick that Fer-
guson and Marion townships have been
made to feel the weight of despotic power:
and we ask the well-thinking voters of all
parties to look well to such official asts, let
them come from where they will. Wo have
heard a great deal said about ‘‘economy.”
Contrast the taxes of three years ago with
those of the present and then vote. If the
next Commissioner pursues the better
course, continue him : but to continue the
present incumbent three years more, will
ruin every tax-payer in Centre county
—l il Oe.
DEMOCRATS, write to your soldser
friends! For not only have the leading
Democratic city papers been prohibited from
circulation in the armies commanded by Ab-
olition Generals, out a system of espionage
upon the mails is jn operation which pre-
vents the circulation of nearly all Democrat
ic papers in any of the srmies. This is
quietly but we believe effectively done. On-
the editor of this paper on the street and
demanded to know why the Democrar was
no longer ‘sent to him. We assured him it
had been sent regularly. He thought there
must be some mistake about it. as up to
two months ago he had received it regularly
but since then had not seen a single number
of it. We have similar complaints from
several others,
from circulating among the soldiers, as a
general thing, we regard as a fixed fact. It
fairs at home. — Lock Haven Democrat.
8&5 As soon as the radicals are choked
off, and the Democratic party takes control
of the Government, we will have peace.
ly a few days ago, a furloughed soldier met |
' French Revolution to our shores, and we
That Democratic papers are prevented |
is for that reason thatwe appeal to the Dem- |
ocrats to write to their soldier friends, and |
give them a true account of the state of af- Speculation filled ‘the pockets of a large
| number of shoddy patriots—and many graves
As rather an unscrupuious fellow named
Ben was coming down one morning he met
Tom, and stopped him.
“I say Tom, he seid, here's a pretty
good counterfeit three. If you pass it, I'll
divide.” Z
‘‘Let’s sep the plaster,” ssid Tom, and
after examining it carefully, put it in his
vest pocket, saying—
“It 18 an equal division—a dollar anc a
half a piece.”
“Yes” said Ben.
“All right, ? said Tom,
And off he went.
A few minutes afterwards, he quietly
stepped into the store of his friend Ben, and
purchased a can of oysters for a dollar and
a half, laying down the three dollars for
them. The clerk looked at the bill rather
doubtingly: when his suspicions were im-
mediately calmed by Tom, who said :
“There is no use looking. for I received
the note from. Ben himself not ten minutes
ago.” .
Of course the clerk, with this assurance
forked the dollar and a half in change, with
this deposit and can of oysters, Tom lett.
Shortly afterward he met Ben, who asked
hiw if he had passed the note,
“Ob, Yes,” said om at the same time
passing over the dollar and a half to
That evening when Ben had made up
his cash account, he was suprised to flud
the same old counterfeit three in the draw-
er. Turning to his “locum tenans,” he ask.
‘Where did you get this note ? Didn't
you know it was a counterfeit 2”
“Why “Tom gave it to me and I sus-
pected it was not all right, but he said that
he had just received it trom you, and I took
The whole thing had penetrated the wool
of Ben. With a peculiar grin, he muttered
“Sold” and charged the can of oysters to
profit and lossacco unt.
GAA ee.
Waar Tuer Prowisep.— Free press,”
“free speech’ and ‘freedom,’ protection to
American industry,” economy and reform,”
‘good times for (he poor man’’ and the rest
of mankind, ** protection to State sovereign-
ty and State institutions,” *‘a return to the
policy of the fathers.” ‘ obedienze to the
Constitution and laws,” ‘peace, hurmony
and national prosperity,”
A muzzled “press,” “free speech’ striek.
en down by mobs and executive power,
‘‘freecom,’” usurped by arbitrary arrests,
bastiles and bayonets: ¢‘American indus-
try,” destroyed, ¢‘Economy and reform’
lost sight of by the most stupenduous sys-
tem of robbery, party peculations and ex-
travagance ever known to the world, —
¢t Good times,” turned into the slaughter of
hundreds of thousands of our citizens, the
weeping of widows and orphans and untold
misery and pational woe ¢ Protection to
State sovereignty,” stricken down. ‘‘A re-
turn to the policy of our fathers,” turned in
to a co-operation with the Devil, *Obed:-
ence to the Constitution and laws,” exchan-
ged for military necessity, tyranny aud des-
potism. ‘Peace, harmony and national
prosperity,” swallowed up in dissolution
and riveas of blood.
Yet these men have the audacity to ask
you to vote for them again!
gay Voters of Centre county remember
that every vote cast for Andrew @. Curtin,
for Governor, will be constructed by the
Abolition party, to be in favor of a contin-
uation of the war, with all its concomitants
the draft will be “vigorously” enforced, tax-
es will be increased, and everything we con-
sume will double in prices in the event of
hie election and a few men will become
wealthy nabobs, at the expense of the many
and the present white owners ot prop-
erty in common with the less fortunate of
their race will be reduced to perpetual sla-
The defeat of Judge Woodward would be
hailed by the Jacobins with unbounded
joy, and a demand would at once be made
for ‘the last man and the last dollar.” A
half million of new made graves, hundreds
of widows, and thousands of orphan chil-
dren will be the legacy lett to the American
people, if the Democracy fail to carry the
great central State.
On the other hand the success of the
Abolition party, transfers the drama of the
all must drink the bitter cup,
“Tus SoLpiERs FRIEND.—The people are
asked to re-elect Gov. Curtin because he
is the “‘soldiers friend.” Go ask the war
worn veteran of the Pennsylvania Reseryes
who is *‘the soldier’s friend,” and he will
tell you that his recollections of the shoddy
uniforms furnished at Camp Curtin-—-which
exposed them t) the inclemencies of ths
| weather, and io the jeers of the soldiers of
other States,—are too vivid for him to for-
get who is not tho * soldiers friend,” That
with betrayed soldiers. The ¢‘soldier’s
friend”’ indeed ! —Clearfield Republican.
(TF ¢ Jack, you are missing all the sights
om If negroes are 88 good as white peo- [on this side.”
ple, why did the Oreato: not make them
alike ?
“ Never mind, Tom, I'm sighting all the
miwses on this side.’’
The Indiana Democrat says:
‘ The Abolition papers are in the habit of
speaking of Andy Curtin as the * soldier's
friend.” Xie showed his friendship by plac-
ing half a million of dollars that was appro-
priated to clothe the Pennsylvania Reserves
in the hands of his particular friends, who
provided the soldiers with blankets that they
could see throngh. shoddy coats and pants,
aad shoes that had soles filled with shavings,
In two weeks the brave men were bare-
footed and nearly naked: A pretty ** sol-
dier’s friend,” to be sure, How much of
the profits Curtin pocketed the public never
The Washington (Pa,) Review hits this
hard blow :
‘The only good word the Abolition
friends of Governor Curtin can say of him is
* that he is the Soldier's friend”” Who are
the friends of Governor Curtin ¥ The ree-
ords of the Quarter Session of Allegheny
show that three of his personal friends were
indiated in that court for cheating the sol-
dier, in his clothing, his food, and his arms,
** Love me, love my dog,” says the proverb.
You may know & man by the company he
keeps. Friends of the soldier, explain how
you acted in unison with the knaves who
struck at the vitals of all military strengtp
—food —clothing—and arms.
ANDREW G. CurtIN, who is now traveling
over the State, hat in hand, soliciting votes,
like a blind beggar asking for pennies, de-
livered at sj eech a Erie on the 10th instant,
in which he charged Judge Woodward with
being hostile to our adopted citizens. Even
if the shoddy candidate had been correct in
the statement which was made by him know-
ing it to be false, it would have come with
a very bad grace from the bitter and pro-
scriptive Know-Nothing of 1854. Andrew
G. Curtin greatly distinguished himself at
that time by the prominent psrt he took in
the persecution of men on account of their
religion and birthplace; and some of the
very men to whom he spcke at Erie had
been with him in the secret meetings of the
American Order. Is the miserable hypo-
crite who retails a base slander against his
manly opponent, pronounced ‘honorable
and without stain” by the Chairman of the
Abolition State Committee, deserving of the
suffrages of the honest freemen of Pennsyl-
vania #—Age.!
TRUTH 1s M1GHTY.— When Boston closed
the gates of Faneuil Hull upon the great
Webster, the heart of the country opened
unto him. When Philadelphia hung the
palaces of her merchant princes in sable be-
cause General Jackson bad triumphed over
the monster Bank, labor lifted his lofty brow
and showered blessings upon his venerable
head. The Democratic party have always
protected the people in the enjoyment of
their nights, and although they be
to the truth for a season, it must ultimate-
1¥ prevail.
These fanatics who clamor down the
champion of the right, remind us of the des-
pots of the Old World--of those who terri-
fied at the voice of the people and tremb-
ling atthe approach of reform, seek to
drown the toues of honest opinion mn a sea
of blood, or to shut out the great doctrine
of freedom by conecaling themselves behind
walls of {tripple gramte. They hear
nevertheless “the voice of the people
and that voicej is a death knell to all
their hopes.
AxotHer DRAFT.—All persons liable to
conscription will remember that Andrew
G, Curtin said, in a late speech in Johns
town, that he was *‘in favor of the imme-
diate raising of an army of two hundred
and fifty thousand more men,’ and that he
*‘always insisted on throwing the largest
number of men into the field—and of spar-
ing no expense,’” If Curtin should be elect-
ed Governor he will use his influence and
power to have another draft made, and
thus drag so many more victims to the field
of slaughter and burden those left behind
with debt—all for the beloved mgger, Think
of this matter, voters of Pennsylvania when
you come to vote.
etl Aen.
par The shoddy patriots have been com-
pelled to establish a new daily paper in
Pittsburg, called the Commercial, to advo:
cate the election of the ‘‘twin relics” of
war and negro equality—Curtin and Ag-
new. There were three “loyal” papers in
that city, but neither having had a direct
interest in the shoddy interest, they all
advertised the *‘soldier’s friend,” in rather
a distasteful manner to suit the ‘‘uncondi-
tionally loyal.”
I= Six weeks ago the Republicans boast-
ed of electing Brough by 100,000 majority !
Three weeks ago they came down to 50,000
To-day they are swearing that if Vallandig-
ham is clected he cannot be sworn in and
take hisseat! Thisis coming down rapidly
and nice. One more pu!l and all 18 peace,
order and calmness.— Crisis.
IZ The following is part of a song which
the Democrats are now singing in Ohio.—~
John Brough is the abolition candidate for
Governor :
« Peaceful be my silent slumbers,
Tod and Giddings close my eyes;
We shall fail for want of numbers,
Wake ue up when John Bréugh dies.”
compelled by fanatics to close their ears |
NO, 3s
When a soldier returns to his election dis-
trict, he resumes ail the eivil rights of citi-
zenship, and his residence being unimpaired
by his temporary absence, he has a right to
vote on election day, but under the Coneti.
tution to which his fealty is due, he can ace
quire no right to vote elsewhere, except by
a change of residence from one district to
another. * ® ®. The learned judge
deprecztes a construction that shall »is-
FRANCHISE our volunteer soldiers. It strikes
us that this is an inacctrate use of language.
The Constitution world disfranchise no qual-
ified voter, But, to secure purity of elec-
tion, it would have its voters in the place
where they are best known on election day.
If a voter voluntarily stays at homes. or
goes on a journey, or joins the army of hig
country, «an it be said the Oonstitution
has disfranckised bim? Four of the judges
of this court, living in other parts of the
State, find themselves, on the day of every
Presidential election, in the city of Pittse
burg, where their official duties take thews
and where they are not permitted to vote,—
Have they a right to charge the Constitation
with disfranchising them? Such is our
case and such is the case of the volunteers
in the army. The right of suffrage is care-
fully preserved for both them and us, to bs
enjoved when we return 10 the places which
the Constitution has aprointed for its exer-
cise. —GEo. W. WoopwARD.
Se — A A PA re —
07 The people don’t consider what Strong
and almost countless interests ate inheted in
favor of prolonging the war, and against all
terms of peace, Here they are:
All the Provost Marshals and their pefty
understrappers, swarming like Egyptian
frogs, in every township of the North,
All the railroads —a tremendaous influ.
ence—for they are growing rich by trans.
portation. .
All the manufacturers of wosl, of co'ton
of shoes, of arms—in a word, all New Eng-
And the daily papers, for it doubles their
Lincoln and his Cabenet, and Republican
leaders generally, for it gives them an army
to enforce despotic acts, and keep down up
Don’t the people of all parties, see that
their interests is exactly the reverse of the
idterests of the men named above.
The people want peoce the first moment
thet the Constitution is vindicated.
Bat the men above named want ws r, the
bigger, the bloodicr, the more costly, the
bettar for them, so long as any excuse can
be found for keeping war going.
Now_the people cap see why Lee was al-
lowed to escape out of Pennsylvania ant
Maryland, why Louisiana vas rej cted,
when she proposed to return to the Union,
under the Constitution; and why. when
Alex, H. Stephens was known to be the
bearer of propositions for Peace, Lircoln
and his associates rejected them without
even knowing what the terms were !
Waar We Owe 10 LiNcoLN.— When the
tax collector comes around with his wep
When we have to go and buy s stamp to
put upon 8 deed, note, &c.
When we have to take outa license tn
buy or sell.
When we go to a store and pay forty
cents a pound for coffce instead of ten.
When we look at our pablic debt and find
it accumulating at the rate of over 82,000,
000 per day.
When we look at our sons and brothers
dragged from their homes to fight in a war
for negroes, and .
When we look at the vacant chairs, er
new made graves of those who have died,
let us remember that all these we owe to
Mr. Lincoln and the party that supports
him, —Ez,
———— i A een.
B&~ The people of Pennsylvania must
not overlook the important fact that Daniel
Agnew, the Abolition nominee for Supreme
Judge is in favor of negro suffrage in Penns.
ylvanis, Whilst a member of the Reform.
Convention, he persistently voted to confer
that right upon all colored men in the Com.
monwealth [Te is the friend of A. G. Cur.
tin, and running upon the same ticket,
their views and opinions are identical. Can
the white freemen of Pennsylvania cast theip
votes for the candidates of shoddy and ne-
gro equality,
FREEDOM.—Ggorae W. Woopw4ro,
I= If you wish to give your sanction to
the immense system of plunder, robbe y
and corruption that has characterized tie
State and Natioual administrations for tie
last three years, aud wish to have a repeti-
tion of it, vote for Andrew G. Curtin.
the more graceful they become in theip
movements. Those acquire the best car-
riage who do not ride in one. >
Sr —— A A nina
B@™ An order has been issued for the
removal ot Charleston, as its presence is
considered dangerous during s bombard
mert. .
— ire
B& Tho first full negro regiment from
Penusylvania, lett Philidelphin on the
14th, to reinforce General Gillmore ms
The Abolitionists had sixty negroes in
their procession at Bellefontaine, Ohio, —
White men of the Republican party just
think of that.
A Northern traitor on a mission ef dis-
uvion to England. Who is he?! Conway
wditor of the Commonvéalih,
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