Bedford inquirer. (Bedford, Pa.) 1857-1884, July 16, 1858, Image 2

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Fildaj 'Mornlng, July 16 ISSS
. OVER —Editor and Proprietor.
(diuty Convention.
The qualified voters of Bedford County, who
are opposed to the policy and practices of the
present National Administration, are hereby
requested to meet at the usual places of hold
ing elections in the several Boroughs and Town
ships, (or at such other places as the several
Township Wc&'Vi^
Delegates for each Township anl Borough, to
represent them iu o County Convention, to bo
held in tho Court House, at Bedford, on Tues
day, the Sd day of August, next, at one o'-
clock, P. M, to nominate a County Ticket, a
candidate for (lie Legislature, and if deemed
expedient, to instruct the Congressional Con
ferees already appoiuted.
I?aid Delegate Election®, (unless otherwise
ordered by the Township Committees) will be
hold between the hours of one and five P. M.,
iu the Townships, and between hours of Jive
and seven in the Boroughs.
By order of the County Ccmmitee.
* Chairman.
July 2, 1858.
To ensure proper attention to the Delegate
Klectious, the County Committee has consid
ered it proper to appoint the following Town
ship Committees, and it is hoped tho several
gentlemen named will bo good enough t) see
to it personally, that timely notice be given,
and that the election® be duly held in each
District :
Bedford Borough. William Iviser, Ale*,
ileuderson. and John H. Filler, Esq.
Bedford Tp. Thomas Ilea, Jacob Barn hart,
and Thomas irnler.
Colerain: Ales. Compiler, W'm. Whetstone,
and Wm. Dibert.
Cumberland Valley: Win. Dercuiore, Josi
ah Tewell, and P..ilip liardinger.
Harrison: Jolin MeVicker, Esq., Martin
Ftightser, and Jauies Mullin, Esq.,
Hopewell: Alex. Davis, Esq , Thos. N. '
Young, Esq., and John Gites.
Juniata: Leonard Bittncr, Esq., Peter R
llillegag, and Adam Geller.
Li berry: Alfred Entriker., Esq., D. S. Bcrk
6tresse-, and K. A. Foekler,
Londonderry: Sam'l Logue, Wm. Cook, and
John Wilhelm.
Monroe: James Curnell, .John L. Grove, and
Daniel Evans.
——~ **w. "mutants,aS a'
cy, kud James AI)iV.,
Providence, E: Geo-W. Householder, Esq.,
Win. Lysinger, and Sidney H. Whitfield.
Providence, W: John A. Gump, Jacob Barn
dollar, Jr., and David Sparks.
Sehellsburg: John K. Colvin, Sam'l Corl,
and WOT. A. B. Claik.
St. Clair: Henry Ickes, Esq., Wm. Kirk, and
Wm. M. Hancock.
Southampton: Bernard O'Neal,Lewis Brown
ing, and Jared Hanks.
Snake Springs: Asa Stucljey, Benj. R. A-h
--coin, and Michael Lutz.
Union: Win/ Griffith, Edmund Bedell, and'
Sam'l Shaffer.
Woodberry, M : John Zook, Esq., Geo. R. J
Ilolsinger, and Brencman.
Woodberry, S.: Robert Ralston, Adam 1
Ketrir.g, and Alex. Stoncr. j
PfULADELeniA, July 15, 1858.
To David Over, Esq:—
Tbc People's Union State Convention assem
bled at Harrisburg yesterday, Ex-Go v. Reodcr
beiDg chosen permanent President. After sev
eral balloting*, the following ticket was unan
imously nominated:
Supreme Judge— John M. Reed, of Phila
Canal Commissioner—Wm E. Frazcr, of
. ——-
Locofoooisin is booomiug alarmed at the pres
ent corruption and extravagance of the national
government, and are circulating a sjieeoh of the
Hon. John Letcher on 'be 6ul ject. This gen
tleman s chict defence is that the expenditures
(of, 1859, will riot exceed sixty-eight millions
(68,000,000). This fact is paraded with great
satisfaction—though this is nearly Trventy
sevm Millions a year in excess of the average
during Polk's Administration, when the Mexi
can was carried on. If the same ratio should '
continue during Buchanan's four yeWs, the
excess ovei the four years of Polk's, would be
One Hundred six and a wif m iUj oDfi jIOG,-
500,000 ) Thus:
Polk's Administration, $165,481,013 33
BuchtnarTs 'on TiOtcher,
basis,) 272,000,000 00
Excess of. Buchanan's
four yours, $106,518/JSS 67
But the exhibit will be worse than this.—
The expenditures for 1859, will be over $68,-
000,000. T his amount has been appropriated j
1 tin bills'd ot the lest Congress. But j
acc-ruing t. the report of tbc Secretary of the !
Treasury, there is a 5 dance of impropriations
prcv-ousty mad.', which may be applied ro the
expenditures of 859. une..ponded
boiarco is $ ;6.980,538,33. Aid ti:;s to tU
§68,000,000, and we have $84,586,588 as the
amount already set apart for this year. Besides,
large deficiencies have occurred of late years,
which are paid in succeeding years' and if
this occurs again the expenditure will be still
But many of the appropriations made are in
general terms—-the Department being unable
to designate the exact amount which will be
necessary, and therefore 'estimating' it. All
experience show that the Department do not
otter-estimate their expenditures. Leaving a
margin for these under estimates and for con
tingencies which always loom up largely, we
are perfectly safe in saying that the expenditures
of government this ye.u will be nearerer ONE
HUNDRED MILLIONS than Eighty millions.—
Either sum would be enormous; but our Dem
ocratic friends will prefer the larger.
The charge of Letcher and other smaller fry
of Locofocoism, that the present vast expendi
tures of the general government wa9 causod by
the opposition, is simply ridiculous. The op
position have not been in power for some six
or seven years, and all this time Locofocoisui
. , , __ w. uc aovornment, with
has had every ®
the exception of the House, for one term, but
even then they were powerless to do anything
for the good or evil of tho country, as there
was a Locofoco President and Locofoco House.
The people know who arc now plunging them
into a vast national debt, and they will vote in
such away as will bring matters right, and
back to the days of the earlier Presidents.
—ln accordance with tho usual custom and ar
rangements, the members of the M. E. Sab
bath School, held their annual pic-nic party at
Barclay's grove, adjoining town, on Wednesday
The procession formed at the Church, and
! then marched through town, accompanied with
the soul cheeriug sounds of the fife and drum,
music which Bedford is celebrated for, and pro
ceeded to the grove, where seats and a stand
were prepared for the occasion. Tho exercises
at the ground were opened with singing by the
scholars, and a very impressive prayer by (hi.'
Rev. Mr. Spottswood. It was a solemn and
impressive sight to see some 200 children there,
on the green sod, with a canopy of trees alovo
them, unite their little voices in singing and
prayer, to the Great Author of ull good.
A number of speeches were then made, and
hymns sang, by the scholars. The opening
speech and the valedictory speech, were es
pecially deserving of praise, for the m tuner in
which they were delivered.
The scholars then partook of refreshments. :
After they were served, the visitors were invi- j
ted to partake of tho g<jffif _ cheer, and all did j
ample justice to the JThe supply was
up, as they always M. K Sabbath
School teachers and scholars. Messrs. Samuel
and Wm. Shuck, arc a host within themselves
in all such matters.
Owing to a heavy shower of rain, the cele
bration broke up rather abruptly, and all re
turned to town with a right good drenching.
The nigger-urgun editors, we understand,
have the files of the Gazelle for the last quar
ter of a centocry in their possession, and that
they read them with profit, any any one can
tell from the same old slang way of answering
an opponent. The only difference being that
they lack the ability, a well known and admit
ted fact, by their own party, of the former edi
tor. Editorials of ours and all admit' they
are pretty sharp, and good ones, they attribute
to various persons. As it takes several very
distinguished people to do tho writing for that
paper, they, as a ma ttcr of course, think that
we cannot write all the able, searching and
convincing articles that appear in our paper.
\\ hen we think of our great antagonists, George
Washington Ben ford! Benjamin Franklin
Meyers ! alias Beef-Heels ! both distinguished
men, aye great ones, and learned in the law 1
and with the prefix, bum, also attached to their
names ! we almost shudder for our poor solves !
but, when, a* has for several months bceu the
case, they call into their editorial columns the
aid of the "Poet-Laureate," our cup of agony
almost runs over! In tact, we cave ! We
knock under!
SOMERSET COUNTY. —The Locofoco Coanty
Convention met iu this County, and nominated
a County ticket. They instructed,by a major
ity of two votes,for Congress, in favor of Kim
mell over Coffroth, as tbe friends of the lat
ter soy, by downright fraud, bargain and sale.
Kimmoll was not endorsed by the entire Con
vention. In Somerset Borough, where both the
candidates reside, ihe vote stood for Coffroth
40, for Kimmcll 24! This looks bad for the
standiug of this political Judge, at home.
The nigger-organ copies a slang article from
tbo Philadelphia . Monitor , last week against
tbe People's Party, and attempts to create the
impression that it is an opposition paper, by
saying that it is anti-Lecompton. Why didn't
* give tbe full name, Philadelphia Southern
Mm"'**— * papor started to advocate and per
petuate Southern, institutions, slavery in the
North, and all that. Tr, Mf Bonfprd
HON. SIMON CAMERON, left the SP T -„ 18A 0Q
Tuesday last, for Harrisbr.rg; bis family re
main at the Springs. We understand that it is
his determination to pay us another visit in a
short time. Gen. Cameron is quite a favorite
in this community, and there are many who
desire to see him occupy the wliite house at
Another faudldate for Laureate
Tlio following ♦'Pome" was found under the
door of our sanctum the other moroiug, with
the modest request to publish, and although
the sentiment contained therein is not new to
us, the writer cannot be accused with plagiary,
at least so far as spelling, punctuation etc., etc.,
is concerned. We the more readily copy the
"pome" from the fact that the writ;r claims to
be a "Pote Laureate," and, as we think, one
man in this country has as good a right to the
appcllatiou, especially when such remarkable
poetical genius is displayed, as another*, and RS
Hedford County is large enough to bIJ two
such poles, WJ give to the world the following
effusion :
what bird in beauty Higlit or song
Can with the bard Compare
Who saug as sweet and soar ! as stroug
as ever Child of air
ilia plum his not his form Could burns
for whim or pleasure Change
lie was Hot one tut by turn*
•run i ran si in gr, HI., n strange
The blackbird oracle of s|ninge *
when fl >wed bis moral lay
the swallow wheeling on the wing
Capriciously at play
the humming bird from bloom to bloom
inhaling heavenly balm
the raven in the tempests gloom
the halcyon in the Calm
in auld kirk alloway the owl
at witching time of night
by boiixiedoon the earliest fowl
the C irodd to the light
he was the wren amidst the Grovo
When in tliis homely vein
at Uninock burn tlio bird of jore
. "with thunder*' in his train
the woodlark in his mournful hours
the Goldfinch in his mirth
. the thrash a Sjieudthrift of liispowers
enrapttig heaven and earth
the swan in magvsty and Grace
Contemplative and Still
hut roused no falcon in (lie Chase
Could like his Satire Kill
the I.inret in simplicity
in tenderness the dove
but morj than all besides was he
\ the nightingale in love
oil iiad he never stoopd to shame
lior lent a Charm to vice
iiow had devotion loved to name
that bird of paradise
peace to the in scotia Choir
of minstrels Great and small
he sprang from his spontaneous Arc
the phenix of them ail
Among the many notable visitors at tbc
Springs, we wouli name Judge Sbarswood, and
W. S. Stewart, Esq., of Philadelphia, Judge
Buraside, of Centre, Richard Cowan,
and John H. Shocnberger, Esq., of Pittsburg,
ff-aiseTi, Ksq., or \N asbington, Pa., and many
HON. GEORGE DARSIE.— This distinguished
gentleman is now at the Bedford Springs. Mr.
Daisie is one of the most talented gentlemen
in Pennsylvania, aod Allegheny County hon
ors herself in houoiingsuoh a man. He was
for many years the faithful sentinel of the
State Treasury, and that he guarded it well, is
a matter c? record.
mail arrangement recently made, the Philadel
phia Daily morning papers are received the
same Dight. Visitors to the springs can con
sequently leave Philrdelphia in the morning
and arrive at the Springs the same night by the j
Hopewell route. This is a great improvement. !
BEDFORD SritiNQS.—There are now over
200 visitors at the Bedford Springs, and scores
are daily arriving. This will be the gayest and
most thronged season wo have ever had. Bv
next week we expect to see from four to five
hundred there. Come on.thero'a room enough
for all.
PROVIDENCE TP., is informed
that his comrnnnication is not objectionable,
aud will be freely inserted—on one condition
the name of the author.
We call attention to the nropcrtv advertised
by W. P. Scliell, Esq., to the advertisement
of Messrs. Oster, Manspeaker & Carn, &c., in
to-day's paper.
"Rats leave a sinking ship." The N. Y. Her
ald abandons Buchaunn. This is the way it
"It is a most unfortunate thing for the de
moralized Democracy that, at this time of gen
eral depression and stagnation in all the chan
nels of trade—at this time, when our people
of all pursuits arc struggling and economizing
to lift their heads above water—the expense
and obligations of the government, and of the
peace establishment, should be increased to the
alarming war aggregate of eighty millions a
year. We mav prove that the Administration
has neither nor the power to pre
vent this state of things; but among four or
five million voters, we may say that the hard,
naked facts and figures will still be the para
mount issue.
The Philadelphia Press says of the Loudon
Times and the French Emperor:
"Tbß Times lately told some unwelcome
truths about the ruffianly character of tho
military offioers of France, in indignant com
"f M* U^on l ' ie receDt attempted assassination
° \ I>cn e, by sous lieutenant and fencing Iljenoo- j „ , m
B ;opf,cd .1. circulation p y , '
siDgie copy of tho limes is allowed' t0
enter, and t hat is sent to Paris, iu „ ,
envelope from Boulogne, especially
to Napoleon himself."
Fur the Inquirer.
WOODBKRRY, July I*2, 1858.
M<*. OVER: —Leather Cracker came to town j
the olber day! Have you ever heard ot Lea
ther Cracker 1 Leather Cracker is nn oasis iu
9 wilderness of mountains ! A China or Japan
surrounded with barbarians! Isolated from
the balance of mankind, it is a free, indepen
dent, sovereign State ! Only subject to its own
invinoibii customs, its own liard-carued repu
tations; its impregnability to barbarians wtth
-1 out, and the workings of its refined, magnani
mous and all-powerful policy at home, bis
gained for it a world of notoriety, which only
wants to be heralded on the mighty wing 3of
the press to the four quartors of the globe, to
distance the wide-spread fame of imperial
Rome, or tbe more modern conglomeration of
all colors, manners and castes—tbe British
Empire. Leather Cracker has the advantage
of either of the two characters alovc,in being a®
American Institution ! Literally American by
position ! The State of Leather Cracker is
situate iu the Counties of Bedford and Blair,
for-*be very good reasou that uo one county
could coutaiu it all; no, never! You might as
welt presume another sun in the solar system,
as to presume L eather Cracker to be located iu
10 one municipality! It is too yeasty, too
barmy! Its charaeteries are too national!
Ls fortuues too transcendent !
Loather Cracker is bounded on the North by
tbe Ridge, a fatuous elevation nil over this
great county of ours ! On the East by Tus
sey's Moutituiu, on tbc South by the Pulpit
and West by Stonerook's Hill! It is needless
to say, that these places are classical places in
the literature of Leather Cracker. They are,
and famous places of resort, too! Leather
Cracker has its Niagara, its Saratoga, and its
Bedford Springs, all arrayed after their own
peculiar fancy, which is, to allow as nature al
lowed ! The State is divided into four Oouu
tios : Hoover, Falkuer, Ivaufftn m and Miller!
The capital is situated at Maple Run, where
the Legislature holds itR sessious, or at least
did a year or two ago, and acted upon the
great public measures of tbe day, pcrtainiii"
to Leather Cracker! Leather Cracker against
the world! It may be considered a great pre
sumption on tuy part, to relate the history of a
nationality, without also giving tho source
from which such a sublime and beautiful name
as that of Leather Cracker Las been derived.—
Yes, sir, I almost think so myself, therefore I
shall supply you with tho only data which 1
possess, and which I extracted from the ar
. chives of the State, while 1 had the distir.-
i guisbed honor of Loldiug a scat iu her Legisla
• turc, and it can, therefore, be strictly reliod
j It appears from tbe recotd, that at an early
i day, although COt anterior to the era—
An old man,
Willi an old soul, and both blind,"
sauntered forth one si ill clear night, to "watch
the timid \ieer," the chief occupation of the
hunters of that day and date ! It was in the
1 buckskin age, and singularly enough, our veti
j erable friend wore lu vkskiu unmentionables.
I say it was clear, and not only clear, but cold,
cold, awfully cold ! T*lie old man reached the
lick, and secreted bimse If in tho boughs of some
"portsTPron™ tlio ol*d man's r "life tfiat uight i Ob,
but it was cold ! So colol that it makes me
quake to think of it! ugh ! how cold ! When
the old man left his perch, and brought him
self up standing on terra j I ■•ma, his breeches
were so badly frozen that it zequired no effort,
011 his part, to stand. No, they stood
us formidable as tbe Colossus <rf Rhodes! The
old man vainly strove to put hi.useif iu motioD,
but for a long time without any apparent suc
cess. Eventually, the uumeutkniahles began
to yield reluctantly! They heav. id, they moan
ed, they groaned, they cr-cr-or tcked ! bang!
crack! until the hills resounded with the ex
plosions of those breeches ! Bo V old tnau !
How little did he dream that his native land
would long bo remembered by this gratis per
formance of his breeches! Now, Mr. Editor,
this picture is Leather Cracker.
Well, as I said before, Leather Crack Vr came
to town the other day to attend a lawsu it! It
was equal iu performance to 0 circus- -mon
keys and all! Leather Cracker" got dru nk—
unmercifully drunk ! Leather Cracker ai Tay
ed itself against Leather Cracker ! "\\ r hen
Greek meets Greek then cornea the tu sof
war!" Both parlies pitched, and foaii ted,
frothed and sweated ! Now, one party v tore
the aggressors, then again the other party \ fere
the offenders ! The one swore lustily; the
other swore equally lustily ! Both strippe Ito
fight! Both agreed it was all a mistake .I—
shook haods ! liquored! were happy that it was
such a grand mistake ! all right! no, aot . ill
right! fell out ! another freo display ' Ma ie
up, and went off to renow tho same programui B,
only varied in words. Towards evening Le: i
ther Cracker left with bricks in their hats an d
flasks in their pockets. Great couutry, is i 't
not ?
Fearing that you might form the imprcssioi l
that there are uo moral, refined, or religiou. 9
people belonging to the State of Leather (Jraek
er, 1 would simply say, that, if you have form -
ed that iuurafHon, 1 feel sorry, because I cat 1
mention fiß/F <Tt three as fine men as ever gracet 1
any commffhity, such as George Solesby, Johi a
Stonerook, (whose venerable aueestor wore th s
veritable breeches) and Jidiu P. Hoover, win >
have jointly made every honorable effort t< >
cause the light of day to penetrate these be
nighted regions. But Leather Cracker aguinsi}
the world. *
A NEW CENT PIECE. —We have seen,say S
the BnstoD Post, a specimen of the new coi a
of one cent denomination just from tho Mil t
in Philadelphia. Something of this kind k
much needed to take the place of that abomi
nable abortion, the one ceut piece ot 1857.
Tho new cent piece like tb other, is of nickc 1,
aud of the same size. Ithasthu head of ai.t
Indiau girl upon one side and the words Uui-r
ted States of America, with the date. Upon
the reverse is a wreath surmounted with a
bunch of arrows entwined at the bottom and
the words one cent in the middle of it. The
workmanship, us well as the design is beautiful- I
ly executed.
Hon. A. li. ileeder,ex-Govemor of Kansas,
will probably he the auti-Lecomptou candidate ;
in the 13th Congressional District of Penna.—
This is called the "tenth legion of the Deuioc-1
racy" in this State, and is the hardest district 1
iu the State. It gave Pierce 5,429 majority,
yid Buchanan a majority of 5,166 over both
roi ""ui an ,i Fillmore.
Douglas and the Administration.
At the called session of the Senate last week.
Mr. Douglas mado a speech on Illinois politics
of which we find an abstract in the papers.—
It shows the state of feeling between Douglas
an 1 the Lecomptoniies of his State, and who
the latter are :
Mr. Douglas (III.) did not propose to go into
this question of British outrages. He should
vote for the resolutions. The object of his
rising was to notice a dispatch giving ao account
of the proceedings of what was termed an
Administration State Convention in Springfield,
in which his public course was condemned.—
He proceeded to show that this was not a Con
vention of the Democracy of llliuois, and said
that the two persons nominated for State officers
arc not and have never been recognized as
consistent Democrats. The true Democratic
Convention was that held iu April last, and
instead of being abused he was endorsed by ir.
What was this Administration Convention?
There was a man in Illinois who holds an of
fice, traveling all over toe State, claiming that
he was authorized by the Administration to
denounoo every man as a traitor iu.jdie party
who does not approve the Leeouipton Constitu
tion. This man, with a few bolters from the
genuine Convention, where they were voted
down by tweuty to one, got up the recent
squad. The federal office-holders were threat
ened with removal by the Postmaster at Chicago,
if they failed to attend. Their object is to
divide the Democracy of Illinois, and denounce
bin. [Douglas] lie never yet had been de
nounced by a regular Convention. The bogus
gathering was got up by Doctor Charles I.ieb,
Agent for the Post Office Department iu Illi
nois. All know that his history is this : wheu
Jim Lane and his gang were driven from Kan
sas in 1856, Lieb fled to Illinois. Pretend
ing to he a confidential friend of Mr. Buchanan,
this Lieb was tbe chief officer of the Society
of Danitcs, and took the horrid oaths required,
to break up the Democratic party, under the
penalty of being reviled by men, frowned on
by devils, scorned by angels, and forsaken by-
Mr. Bigler [Pa ] said that what the Senator
had asserted was the last thing which would
have occurred to any man's imagination. He
had before hoard this alligation against Dr.
Lieb, and called bis attention to ir. l)r. Lieb
solemnly denied ever having belonged to such
an association, end said that the use of his name
was without any authority. He was not in
Kansas at the date of its organization.
Mr. Douglas replied that this compelled him
to make a coutrary stateineut. The first time
he ever Saw Lieb w s in 185G, when he admit
ted he was the man. The fact was susceptible
of proof by hundreds of peop'e iu Kansas, and
he admitted it a hundreds of lioies. It was
only an evidence of the vileucss of the man's
character if he denies that he was the chief of
ficer of the Dauties iu Kitisas under Jim Lane.
This fact was brought to the attention ol the
Postmaster-General before Lieb was appointed,
j but the Postmaster-General said he promised
■ Lieb he should have the office before he knew it.
The free-soil party in Illinois hud no hope of
success iu the election except by destroying the
I >.i.nnmn mi-—Njjui- alliance Was -form** 4 .be
tween them atitl Liob and tits" Softers."
Mr. Broderiek wished to know whether the
Administration encouraged Lieb ?
Mr. Douglas replied he did not say that the
Administration gave him authority. The in
famy of his acts is too gross to induce the
belief that the President or his Cabinet Officers
could have giver, him such authority. Yet he
did think that if it was not disavowed after the
fficts were known, they would become as re
sponsible as if they had given the authority.
Mr. Broderiek [Cul.] expressed" his delight
at the remaiks of Mr. Douglas.
Mr. Trumbull [Republican] of lUiuois, de
nied that there was, or would be, any bargain
between the Republicans and the Leeompton
ites. He said that the Republicans inteuded
carrying the State, against the two, whether
combined or separate.
the heroine of a brilliant exploit iu the Mexican
war, is iu Washiuglom acd the Sutes thus dc- j
scribes her adventure :
The seme was at Tampico during the Mexi- j
can war. Our fleet, uudcr Commodore Conner, i
was waiting for a favorable opportunity to take
the town, when a boat, gcut by our heroiue,
came off, beariug plans of the fortifications,
and a message that the American flag would be
hoisted at the mouieut Tampico could bo easily j
taken. Our heroine was,l must say, in a very j
perilous situation. Tampico was full of the
enemy, and her house in charge of treacherous
servants, who watched her every movement.—
The Mexican forces were withdrawing from the
city. Mounting quickly to tho roof,sbo unfurl
ed the American flag. The manoeuvre was
discovered by the encury in the streets, and a
party was sent to pull down tho flag. They
approached tire staff, but our heroine defied
them to tear that banner from Its place until
she had died in its defence. Pistol* and swords
were pointed at her breast face* full of dead
ly hate scowled upou her , but the courage of
a worn in conquered. The Mexicans were cow
ards, and the fiig continued floating in the
breeze. The signal was seeu by Commodore
Conner; the fleet stood in for the town, and
Tampico was taken.
A Prisoner e-caped from the Wisconsin j
Penitentary, last week, in a very ingenious
manner, lie pretended to oc siok, and was j
therefore allowed the privilege of walkiug in j
the yard. Ho then made a sort of image, cut
the hair from his own head, decorated the top
of the image with it, and deposited it carefully
in his own bunk und took his customary walk
in the yard. At night the watch looked in his
celt and noticed him as he supposed, reposing
quietly in his accustomed place. The next i
morning when his cell was visited he was still
somnolent, und on account of his sickness was I
further indulged. At noon, however it was time he made some sign, and
the watch proceeded to vtir him up. "But he
wasu't there.
lion. Jas. 13. Foley, Deut., of Indiana,
member of the present Congress, has failed of
a renormnation by bis party. This is the
erudite Congressman, whose scholarly letter to
his constituents was everywhere published,
some time age. The people of his district have
•hown the same apprecatijn of him that he
did of Webster's Dictionary,by 'takirfg a stand'
against htm.
Democratic Repudiation of Buchanan's
Despotic Principles.
Ou Thurday evening of last week the
ocrats of Philadelphia who approved the iour*e
of H< n. Joseph C. M'Kibbin, ot California, i n
opposing Lccniupton gave hint a dinner. ,l„i iri
C. Kiwx, Gov. Packer's Attorney General of
this State, presided—assisted by John W
Forney, and supj oited l y Hon. John Hickman
Among the prominent Democrats present, were
Daniel Dougherty, David Webster, Gtio
Northrop, Edward G. Webb, George \V. Thorn.
John O'Brien, William Seargrnt, Dr. J ||
B. M'Clcll an, A. Boyo Cumrtiings, James R
Shtrdian, Dr. Diller Luther, Alexander Heron
James H. Brysoti, Gen. Joseph Morris, 0 j
Delaware, John Hill, Eugene Ahem, aud mariy
others, all enthusiastic Buclmtian men in l)j;,(;
Messrs. M'Kibbin, Hickman, Forney, and jj,
or eight others made speeches. Judge Knox's
speech is brief and pungent. It contains no
honied words of flattery :
G KNTi'.EMK.v : I ri.->e tof cifortu ait unexpect
ed, but most agreeable duty. Wc are here to
night to do honor to a DeuiisyTvanun, now H
Representative froui California—a man who
knew his duty to bis constituents, and perform,
ed it : a Representative iu Congress who has
nobly represented the vital principle of the Dem
ocratic party. (Applause.) We aro here to
do honor to a mau who Las nobly stood up f ( , r
the right amidst all the temptations which hare
surrounded him, and never for a moment (al
tered in his support of the principle of popular
sovcieignty. We are here to do honor to a
Democrat. (Applause ) Wc are here to do
hon<>r to a ui> tuber of ihe great D -OK,-fa tic
party, wbo believes that there is truth in tbu
profession of that party,'and wlo iu.-ists that
its pledges shall be fulfilled. (Cheers ) Wo
are here to do honor to a m-n who is desirous
as all are, that the Democratic party shall ho!
unity in its ranks, but who is desirous, shove
all things, that that utiiiy shall be founded
upon correct and enduring principles, 31 ,,j (hat
the party shall be united upon a iivin<* truth
aud uot upon an cxpb dtd falsehood (Ap
plause.) As i'hiladolph aiis tiud as i'ennsyl
vanisiis, we are here to do honor to tue faith
fill representative of the true Democracy ol"
California, Hon Joseph ('. M'K bbin [Pro
longed cheering.) I hope, gentlemen, tint he
will Le sustained--nobly aud fully sustained
—by the freemen of California. (Cheers.)
Tliej understand the doe'rioe of popular sov
ereignty ; they applied it to their own State,
and they aic determined to Man J by it, let w ho
will desert if, for it is the only principle worth
sustaining, and when it is surrendered every
thing is gone. 1 feel ibat the constituents of
our guest wilj triumphantly vindicate his course
on this question If they do not—if it were
possible that they could refuse to sustaiu a
faithful repiesentutive, they ought never to be
represented hereafter in Congress except by a
craven who could beu i tire knee at tbe com
mand of power. ( utliusias'ic applause.)
Gentlemen, 1 did not rise for the purpose of
making a speech. lam not here for that pur
pose, but I am here to bear testimony to tin.
fiat tint the irtre Democracy of IV-nmy Ivania
are iu favor of popular sovereignty. They
stand n.w where they stood in 1856, and they
are willing to fight tbo battles of the party
upou this principle, and this aloue It an(
other 11 ig L rai-ed they will refuse to follow ir,
let the leader be whom ho may. [Cheers.]
They stand under the true flag, and under that,
an tno other, cm they triumph. In conclusion,
permit QJC to give you the health of* our frictxi
and guest, Hon- Joseph C. M'Kibbin, a J'euu
sylvauiau by birth, and a true ; a Democrat bv
priucple and a faitbiu! representative of the
great State of California. [Cheers.]
I TRRK—NARROW KsCAPS. —The Freeport (II!)
BuUttin tells tho following story: Mrs. lGr
mingham, wife of the master mechanic of the
Galena an<l Chicago Union Railroad at this
point, made a very narrow escape from drown
ing last week. It appears that she was being
conveyed by a hired man to Pecatonica. When
they were within about a mile and a half of
that poiut they were compelled to leave their
carriage Biid take to a boat, into which they
stepped with two gentlemen, who were there
waiting to be carried over. They had rowed
some distance when a dog, which was swimming
alongside, put bis paws upon the side of the
boat, upsetting it, and precipitating its occu
pants into about ten feet water.
J'wo of the nten swam ashore. The other
succeeded in reaching a tree near by, up which
he clambered. Mrs. Sarutingham, after siuk
ing twice, was caught by thejman iu the tree,
and held until persons trom shore came to their
relief, which was in about tbrec-<piarters of an
hour. The only injury Mrs. li. sustained, was
the chafing of her arms in holding to the tree,
and a severe cold. After the gentleman had
secured his footing in the tree, he found he had
a necklace in the shape of a rattlesnake. lie
succeeded in releasing himself from his danger
ous companion without injury.
special correspondent of the New Orleans Pic
ayune in Utah, in a recent letter, narrates the
following amusiug episode :
'Not long since I had the houor to "assist'*
at a dog feast in an lodian lodge near our camp
several officers and other gentlemen uf my ac
quaintance were present, paitook of tLe savory
dish with great gusto, ami were loud iu thwr
encomiums upon dog. They assured mo It was
delicious. I was perfectly willing to take their
word for if. Otto of the officers who partook
most largely, and was most eloquent in lauding
the savorioess of the dish, owned a beautiful
pointer dog, to which he was very much attach
ed. When he returned to his tent that night
his faithful canine friend aud compauion was
missing, Upon diligent inquiry, the next day,
he succeeded in tracing the dog to the vicinity
of the lodge where the feast had been given,
thetu the night before. From that poiut he
hail mysteriously disappeared and has not siuoc
been heard of; his ewnor, who has not becu
seeu to smile since, is a prey to the" horrible
The Washington 'Union' concluded au article
a few days ago wttb these words : "It it cer
tainly a good thing to ho a Democrat in these
days." No doubt of it. The satno number of
the 'Union* contains nearly twelve columns
of Government advertisimr, at fat* prices !