The globe. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1856-1877, July 30, 1856, Image 2

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

Circulation—the largest in the county
Wednesday, July 30, 1856
JAMES BUCTIANA.N, of Pennsylvania.
GEORGE SCOTT, of Columbia county
JACOB FRY, Jr., of Montgomery co.
Charles R. Buckalew, Wilson ArCandlese
1- 7 0 ed. W. Nebinger, 13---Abraham Edinger,
2—Pierce Butler, 14—Reuben Wilber,
3—Edward Wartman, 15—George A. Crawford,
4—Wm. H. Witte, 16—James Black,
s—John. McNair, 17-11. 3. Stable,
6--John N. Brinton, 18—John D. Roddy,
' 7—David Lamy, 19—Jacob Turney,
S—Charles Kessler, 20—J. A. S. Buchanan,
9—James Patterson, 21—Win. Wilkins,
10—Isaac Slenker, 22—James G. Campbell,
11—F. W. Hughes, 23—T. Cunningham,
12—Thomas Osterhout, 24—John Keatly,
25—Vincent Phelps.
Democratic State Convention.
, The Hen. Tmo'riti - Es having withdrawn his name as
a candidate for Surveyor General, in a communication ad
dressed to the Democratic State Central Committee, at its
last meeting in Harrisburg, a resolution was adopted by
that Committee, calling upon the officers and delegates of
the last Democratic State Convention, to assemble
At CHAMHERSBURG, on Wednesday, the 6th clay of ..ttc
gust next
at ten o'clock, A. N. to nominate a candidate for Survey
or General, to fill the vacancy created by the declination
of Judge IVES. In pursuance of this action of the Demo
cratic State Central Committee, the officers and delegates
of the last Democratic State Convention, are respectfully
requested to meet at the time and place above mentioned,
for the purpose stated,
G. G. WESTCOTT, Secretaries,
Isr.A.o G. IWKINLEr,
JOHN 'W. FORNEY ; Chairman
Democratic County Committee.
Sam'l T: Brown, Chairman, Robert Massey, Barre°,
A. J. Fee, Henderson twp. Cleo. W. Patterson, .Tackson,
Wm. S. Lincoln, Walker, John Campbell, Brady,
Ludwig Hoover, Penn, Jacob H. Miller, Union,
H. Zimmerman, Hopewell, Samuel H. Bell, Shirley,
Peter Piper, loiter, Dr. J. G. Lightner, Shirb'g,
Dr. J. M. Geinnall, Alexlt', Samuel Bolinger, Cromwell,
Jas. B. Carothers, Morris, John Carl, Sr., Dublin,
Win, Riley, Franklin., William G. Harper, 'Tell,
Wm. Copely, Birmingham, Jacob Covert, Springfield,
Jas. Chamberlain, Wars'ink, Jacob Smyers, Clay,
John R. Hunter, Petersburg, David Hamilton, Tod,
Henry Roberts, West, James Henderson, Cassville,
Democratic Delegate Elections.
The Democrats of Huntingdon county, are requested to
meet at the usual places of holding elections, in their re
spective districts, (except Murray's Run district, which
meet at Donation School house,) on Saturday the 9th
day of August next, for the purpose of electing delegates
to a Democratic County Convention to be held at Hunting
don on Wednesday the 13th day of August, at 2 1 / . .. o'clock,
P. M., for the purpose of nominating a Democratic Ticket
to be supported at the ensuing fall elections, and such
other business as may be necessary.
of Democratic County Committee.
July 11, 1816.
"The Federal Union—it must be preserved."
,—" Disunion is a word which. ought not to be breathe d
amongst us, even in a whisper. 27ze word ought to be consid
eredoneof dreadful omen, and our children should be taught
thett'it is sacrilege to pronounce it."—JAmrs DucHANA.N.
rer The Sheriff's Sales, and _List of Jurors
will be found on the fourth page.
Eliza Thompson from Ohio, will deliver a
temperance lecture in the Court House in
Huntingdon on this (Wednesday) evening
at S o'clock. She will also sing several odes
during the, evening. For particulars see
bills posted on the streets and corners.
OUR OrTSIDE.--Let every true democratic
republican—every man who values the ines
timable worth of our blood-bought liberties,
our Constitution, and the Union of the States,
turn to the outside of this paper and carefully
read and dispassionately consider the articles
bearing upon the position, principles, and ob
jects of the Black Republican party—the
most dangerous party which the fanaticism
of this country has ever furnished. Black
Republicanism promises to out-do the Jaco
bins of France—it is treasonable and infidel
—wicked and unholy. Let every true _Amer
ican read, ponder and reflect, and then act as
conscience and duty may dictate !
The Gospel of Black Republicanism.
IN ONE OF TILE CHURCHES of Detroit, last
Sunday evening, a fearless and faithful min
ister of Christ—as the Tribune terms him—
preached an abolition sermon, in which he
remarked as follows :
"Before I would see popular sovereignty
wrested b force from the people of the Ter
ritories, [referring to the determination of
the authorities to enforce obedience to the
hivsj--I would have the plains of Kansas
silent with universal death. Before I would
have the lips of our Senators and Representa
tives sealed in craven silence by the hand of
Southern violence, [referring to the castiga
tion bestowed upon Sumner by Brooks, for
personal, not political reasons]—l would see
the halls of Congress ankle deep in blood!"
“How beauteous are their feet,
How sweet their tidings are.”
The Footsteps of Disunion.
Disunion has begun its fearful march un
der the most appalling circumstances. The
worst apprehensions of the Father of his
Country seem to be on the eve of realization.
'Whatever may be the issue of the present
struggle, it will require bold statesmanship
to restore confidence between divided sections
and disintegrated confederacies. A geo
grap.hical distinction has been erected within
an incredibly short period of time, and on
either side fierce resentments have been kind
led, and fearful doctrines are advocated.—
Thousands of men in the North assail the
whole people of the South with language of
-menace and of insult, such as no American
has ever yet employed against the worst des
potism of the old world. The work of the
foreign enemies of our Republic has been ta
ken out of their hands by men who declare
themselves native-horn, and falsehoods which
no British writer has ever dared to urge and.
fabricate are hurled against our country.—
Such are among the plain footsteps of .Dis
jr' Brooks has resigned his scat in Con
'ress—the best act of his life.
Some of the Consequences of Disunion.
In. utter disregard of all the solemn warn
ings of the wise patriots who erected and
have preserved our glorious republic, from
Washington down to Jackson, Clay and
Webster, against the dangers of geographi
cal parties and of disregarding any of the ob
ligations of the constitution, a geographical
ticket has been formed for the sixteen north
ern States, pledged in case of success, to
wrest sacred constitutional rights from the
remaining fifteen members of the confedera
cy. Not a solitary vote is expected, or even
desired, for Fremont south of Mason and
Dixon's line. The fanatical traitors who
nominated him, reckless of consequences, look
to the North alone for strength to consum
mate their scheme of disunion.
That a separation of the States is the inten
tion, is apparent from sentiments to that ef
fect uttered by many of their prominent lead
ers ; from the cirulation by them of petitions
to Congress praying for a dissolution of the
Union; from the raising of flags, at some of
their gatherings, with but sixteen stars, and
from various other indications betokening ha
tred of °lv Southern brethren, which no one
observant of current events, can have failed
to notice.
It is scarcely credible that any should be
found, living under a government that affords
the most perfect liberty ; that protects the
rights and pursuits of all its citizens; that
has in so short a space of time built up the
most powerful nation upon earth, by conduct
ing it forward in a career of greatness unpar
alleled in all history ; and that has diffused
more - prosperity and more happiness among
its citizens than is, or has been, enjoyed by
those living under any other government on
earth, who deSire its overthrow and who are
actively plotting for the execution of a pur
pose so detestable and so disastrous to human
The infatuated demagogues (says the Har
risburg Keystone) who are engaged in this
plot are deaf to reason. They are blindly
bent upon the execution of their deplorable
plan. It is useless to attempt to stay them
in their progress. But have those of honest
purposes, who have been deluded into their
ranks by sophistry, by the perversion of good
motives and feelings, calmly surveyed the
yawning gulf into which their crazy leaders
would have them plunge ? It may not be
amiss to call the attention of such to a few of
the obvious consequences of disunion, which
would be certain to follow the triumph of a
geographical party.
Virginia drove from her borders her unna
tural son. who took part in the convention
that nominated Fremont and adopted the un
- constitutional platform, formed to degrade
the South and deprive them of their rights
under federal compact. Should Fremont be
elected it would be without a Southern vote,
and no Southern man would take office un
der him. A convention would be called to
organize a separate government in the States
thus spurned from the Union. Wild excite
ment and fearful contentions would follow.—
Apprehensions of evil would seize the public
Mind. Business would be paralyzed, the
streams of commerce stopped and panic and
madness rule the hour. Specie would go in
to private hoards; banks suspend payment,
and their notes and stocks become worthless.
State'and railroad stocks, and all other secu
rities would become unavailable. Our able
bodied men would be called from the shops
and fields to fill the ranks of armies, and
grinding taxation for their support would fol
low. Real estate would go down in the gen
eral crash. Conflicts of contending hosts and
the flow of fraternal blood would aggravate
the accumulated afflictions. Cordons of :for
tifications would be erected along dividing
lines, and the sectional trade and intercom
munication, now so mutually advantageous,
would stop. Bitterness of feeling, exaspera
ted to an uncontrolable height at the contem
plation of the happiness, security and peace
destroyed by the arch traitors who are lead
ing on this wicked crusade upon the .South,
would bring upon their guilty heads the most
appalling vengeance. Scenes of violence,
massacre and destruction, shocking to con
template, would undoubtedly occur, rending
society into hostile fragments, and making
the finale of our republic a spectacle of hor
ror to the civilized world.
These are among the terrible evils that now
begin to loom up dimly in our political hori
zon in consequence of the wanton disregard
of the timely warnings of the Father of His
country, and the open violation of the plain
est dictates of wisdom and justice. Let re
fleeting men ponder the subject—let men of
substance take timely warning—and let all
good citizens, who prize their liberties and
the innumerable blessings guaranteed to them
by the best government in the world, put
forth their strength to frustrate the dark
schemes of the wicked, infatuated disunion-
TILE QUEBEC MERCURY is out in an article;
enjoining the Canadian Parliament to pass a
law by which all the distressed runaway
slaves in Canada may be returned back to
the United States.
Democrat understands that his excellency
Archibald Dixon, of Henderson, and Col. T.
B. Stevenson, of Mason, long the leading
Whig spirits of Kentucky, will in a few days
issue their appointments, covering the whole
State, and• address the people in behalf of
Buchanan and Breckinridge till the Presi
dential election.
Fremont's Catholicism
We invite the attention of our readers to
the article upon this subject on the first page
of this paper. There are three facts which
go to show that Col. Fremont was a Catholic,
or at least, that he was very favorably inclin
ed towards that church, and- if he is not a
Catholic now, the reason why is very plainly
hinted at in the article to which ‘ re
These three facts are— -
Ist. That Col. Fremont selected a Roman: .
Catholic priest to marry him—as is confessed
by the New York Tribune; and is now uni
versally admitted, or if denied, can be proven
by the record.
2cl. That, he was educated under Bishop
England, the Roman Catholic Bishop of South
3d. That a child, or adopted child, of Mr.'
Fremont was educated in the Roman Catholic
College at Georgetown, D. C.
These three points appear to be well sub
stantiated by the Know-Nothing and admit
ted by several Republican presses, and we
leave our readers to draw their own inferen
ces as to what have been the religious pro
clivities of Col. Fremont.
The charge that Col. Fremont is a Catholic
is not our own. We distinctly gave our au
thority for the assertion. For the Journal to
deny the facts given above is an act of most
consummate folly, while it would array the
whole batch of Know-Nothing presses for the
most contemptible lying. If Col. Fremont
has not at any time been and is not now a
Catholic, notwithstanding the facts given
above, which would seem to go very far to
prove the truth of the assertion, we are not
responsible for the falsehood—the responsi
bility must rest with those presses who oppose
the Democratic party, and who, like the Hun
tingdon 'Journal, (lately a professed organ
of the Know-Nothings) have been most care
ful, on all occasions, and under all opportune
circumstances, to drag religion into politics,
to denounce the Democratic party because
it allowed no such odious anti-republican dis
tinctions, and to make it an electioneering
scheme, a " raw head and bloody bones"
to shake in the faces of those who could be
made believe that their Romanist neighbors
"were Cannibals, and would eat them alive !"
Upon such presses must rest the responsibil
ity of the falsehood, if it be true that Colonel
Fremont, being " dependent upon the cold
charities of the world, the Catholic ladies of
Charleston, South Carolina, educated the en
terprising lad and procured for him a favor
able start for power and place," the 'viper
thus warmed to life, turned and stung its
benefactors, by assuming a " hostile" atti
tude towards them.
We have said, and repeat it, that the charge
against Col. Fremont is not ours. Whatever
may be or. may have been his religious views
they are. nothing to us. . They , would not
weigh a feather in our estimate of his quali
fications for the Presidency. But they do
affect our estimation of the party that selects
him for its standard bearer. They show its
utter destitution' of principle, and display the
most contemptible servility. They prove ~
either that the past professions of the Amer
ican party have been false, or that whatever
regard it may have for its avowed doctrines,
their value is considered insignificant when
weighed against considerations of temporary
Under any other circumstances, at any
other time, and coming from any other source,
the facts connected with Col. Fremont's mar
riage would have been stale and unprofitable.
But it seems like a blow of retributive justice
that they should be furnished by Know
Nothing organs against 'the nominee of the
largest section of the Know Nothing party.
The fact of the marriage is undisputed. The
fact that Mrs. Fremont was not a Catholic
appears to be equally certain. It was a sort
of runaway match. The pair had been driven
out of the paradise of Col. Benton's approba
tion. They wanted some person to perform
the interesting matrimonial ceremony. "The
world was all before them where to choose."
If neither of them belonged to the Catholic
church why select a Catholic priest? If nei
ther of them professed to belong to that
church, why should the priest officiate ?
These are questions which we would be satis
fied to answer by frankly admitting that it
was none of our business. But the Know-
Nothing party has made these matters the
subject of political discussion. It has drag
ged the most delicate relations of private life,
the most sacred of private duties, and the
most exclusive matters of private judgment
into the political arena. It was undertaken
to explore the secrets of the fireside, and to
rake up the facts that are to condemn a pub
lic man from the ashes of his own hearth.—
Such are the means which it has secretly em
ployed to destroy candidates of the Democratic
party who have been otherwise unassailable.
We scorn to resort to the same species of war
fare ; but we must nevertheless commend to
the Know-Nothing-Republican party a care
#'ul consideration of the questions propounded
by the New York Express. They are exclu
sively of Know-Nothing jurisdiction.
.OES-Several years ago, when Mr. Buchanan
was on a visit to Chambersburg, a fellow with
more brass than brain, bravely asked him
" whether he really thought ten cents a day
was enough for a laboring man ?" Mr. 8.,
closing one eye, promptly replied that he
would not like to give ten cents a day for the
labor, physical or intellectual, of any man
who would ask such a question.
keeTse soft words and hard arguments.
The Position and Prospects of Parties.
The "muddy pool of politics" has probably
never been more thoroughly turbed than du
ring the past eighteen months, but, at length,
when the time for important political action
approaches, the pool, though still - violently
agitated, begins to assume a clearer aspect
and the distinctive attributes of the several
parties may be readily discovered.
The mystifications of Know-Nnothingism,
its rapid growth, apparent strength and con
cealed organization so bewildered and confu
sed the people that the wisest, for a short
space, suspended judgement, opposition was
palsied, many were hurried away by the tide
Of commotion, whilst the prudent and con
servative found their only resource in a "mas
terly activity" and were content to " bide
their time." And that time came speedily.
The Know-Nothings, astonished and intoxi
cated by their own success, became elate and
began to shew themselves palpably above
,otound, they came forth or were dragged
from their hiding places, their ridiculous for
mulas were exposed to public derision, their
professions, which they dignified by the titles
of platforms and principles, were subjected
to a rigid analysis and emphatically rejected,
such. feeble ephemera were unable to with
stand so close an inspection, and the party
soon displayed the effects of the rough handle
ing it received, by unequivocal symptoms of
premature old age and early decay. Like
the infamous Jacobin club of the first French
revolution, when suspected of atheism, they
endeavored to bolster up their reputation by
a declaration of their belief in a supreme
first cause, but still retained their secret or
ganization in all its ramifications, and the ad
vent of a second reign of terror was only
prevented by the untiring vigilance of the
Democracy. and the sterling good sense of the
American people.
Consistency is one of the most valuable
constituents of political partisanship. This
quality was eminently characteristic of the
old line Whigs ; their leaders were, for the
most part, men of high intellect and moral
worth who disdained to descend into mere
time-servers, turning about as the prospects
of office would seem to direct ; they-maintain
ed their principles unchanged throughout
their whole career, in despite of repeated de
until finally annihilated by the under
ground devices of the Know-Nothings. This
noble consistency, this firm adherence to a
political system which they believed to be
true is the grand secret of their long perma
nence and high respectability as a party ; and
now, when their own organization is destroy
ed without a chance of immediate or effective
reconstruction, we find them rallying to the
aid of the only national party which still em
bodies in its platform principles which will
ensure the preservation of that Union, the
permanence of which has ever, with them,
been held-in higher consideration than tariff,
or bank, or any minor political dogma. This
is the position in which all Whigs, true to
their antecedents, will be found in the com
ing conflict, the disciples of Clay and Web
ster will never swell the Cry of " disunion ;"
they know that the Democracy is the only
party that possesses the power or the desire
to preserve the sacred bond undissevered ;
and they will fight manfully for that legacy
which the last efforts of their great leaders
handed down to them intact and entire.
No party ever exhibited greater tenacity
and integrity of purpose than has been dis
played by the National Demberacy during
their recent arduous struggles with the com
mon enemies of good government—the-self
styled Republicans and the Know-Nothings.
Though threatened with extinction as a party,
the Democracy, disdaining all subterfuge,
avowed their ancient faith with increased
boldness and supported the more recent de
velopements of the democratic creed with an
undaunted and an unwavering resolution ;
placing those principles which were tempora
rily obnoxious in the foremost position and
in bold relief, not leaving their propounder
and originator to the fury of a passing tu
mult, but rallying to his aid with unshrinking
courage; believing as in a prime article of
faith, that sectional prejudice must be made
subordinate to - the general good, that there is
no law of political action higher than the
constitution, and that the right of each State
to regulate its own domestic concerns is ack
nowledged and guaranteed by that invaluable
instrument. In every State of the Union
their attitude has been the same ; from the
British lines to the farthest point of the Pen
insule,, from the Atlantic sea-board to the Pa
cific they have one set of
. principles only to
promulgate. The champions of self-govern
ment—the only advocates of this first element
of Republicanism—they had but one course
to pursue,—political chicanery, protocol, di
plomacy, all treaty with the enemy was de
spised,—the Union was at stake—there was
no desire, nor time to temporise—truth was
fearlessly disseminated, and as in all such
conflicts it has so far prevailed, and will final
ly prove victorious. Such was the noble
spectacle presented by the Democratic pha
lanx in the day of adversity, when deserted
by false and misguided friends, and assailed
on every side by unscrupulous enemies, flush
ed and uplifted by a short-lived victory.
Contrast this steadfast confidence, the re
sult of conscious rectitude, with the truck
ling, vascillating policy of their Know-Noth
ing opponents. Public plunder, the spoils of
office, was their only bond of cohesion. After
their first victory, which enabled them to en
ter the legislative halls of this State with a
decided, majority, they became so thoroughly
disjointed by conflicting personal interests
that they could not elect a U. S. Senator.—
But here their power was short-lived, and we
will not raise the curtain upon the doings of
that disgraceful session, which every Penn
sylvanian, tenacious of the honor of his na
tive State, wishes to be consigned to oblivion
and not to be refnembered any more. That
legislature hip given pla.ise to better and more
competent men who have managed the busi
ness of the State in a manner honorable to
themselves.and with credit to the country.—
But the Know-Nothings have had farther op
portunity and in a higher sphere to manifest
their, legislative abilities ; they have been ad
mitted into the national councils, into the
highest deliberative assembly upon earth ;
and hdw have they acquitted themselves ?
They wasted their time and squandered the
public money for months in mere prelimina
ries, and finally allowed themselves to be ab
sorbed by the abolitionists, violating the trust
of their constituents and lending themselves
as tools to a party who were well described
as " worse than spavined horses," and it is
with great difficulty that they can now be
distinguished amidst the general horde of
nigger-worshippers which infest the Capitol.
Their distinctive existence as a political party
is lost never again to be regained. "Clothed
in a little brief authority," they " will strut
and fret their hour upon the stage and will
be heard of no more." Sic transit humbuggi
mundi, And well they deserve it.
To consistency they have not the remotest
claim, to union, singleness of purpose, or
• unanimity of action, they have no pretensions.
Their boasted organization has proved a rope
of sand. In the North they professed them
selves strenuous Protestants, in the South
they repudiated all religious tests. Their
conventions were marked by noisy disputa
tions and incessant holtings, numbers. desert
ed openly to the ranks of the abolitionists,
glad. to find refuge under the skirts of any
party, and joined, in plaudits attendant upon
a Catholic nominee, until at length the much
dreaded Know Nothing organization has
dwindled into a mere knot of politicians who
feebly raise a cry against foreign interference
and catholic influence, a cry which can scarce
ly be heard amidSt the turmoil of the coming
conflict and which will be finally , stifled at
the ballot box in November. For such a
party to call themselves national is sheer hum
bug, and for themte dream of occupying a
formidable political position like that of the
party whose destinies were wielded by a Clay
and a Webster is worse than imbecility.
The Black Republicans are made of sterner
stuff than the would-be politicians we have
just noticed, and, were it not for the bad
judgement displayed in their nominations,
would have been more formidable opponents
than they can possibly be under existing cir
cumstances. Led on by experienced politi
cians, many of them possessed of talents
worthy of a better , cause, well acquainted
with all the minutia; of political warfare, he
roes of a hundred defeats, still persistent, de
termined and unscrupulous, willing to amal
gamate with anything, yet " giving no inch
of ground," asking all things, granting no
thing, with no obstacle before them but the
firm front of the great Democratic party, they
are prepared to go any length to clear away
that obstruction, and thus be enabled to ride
rampant over the liberties of the Union, to
trample the constitution under their feet, and
to disclose the social anti international corn-
pact which binds these sovereign States into
one grand confederation. A party possessing
such features can never elect a president of
the United States, however immaculate their
nominees may he. It is an undoubted fact,
that if the administrative and legislative
power of this nation was handed over to the
Black Republicans, this Union would not
survive the first Presidential term. It would
be split up into a number of petty belligerent
States, of as little account in the affairs of
nations as the Republics of South America.
The free and fugitive negroes would infest
the Northern States in hordes. Pennsylva
nia would be their especial resort. Property
and person would be insecure, and female
virtue the subject of perpetual outrage. "To
this complexion" would Black Republicanism
bring the United States. Happily, however,
for the future auspices of this great nation,
the people are about to resume the executive
power themselves, and in the redelegation of
that authority, fanatiCism and bigotry will
receive a blow and a great discouragement
which will cause a hiding of its diminished
head, at least for a season. With regard to
the nominees, Fillmore and Fremont, we will
not presume to pronounce any judgment upon
them, feeling that both are men "whose shoe
hatchets we are unworthy to unloose," but as
the exponents of political principles they will
surely be set aside by the ruling voice of a
patriotic people who will ignore and consign
them to political oblivion.
But let us' turn from this position of our re
view to contemplate the position and pros
pects of the Democracy. Animated by the
same principles as ever, knit together in clo
ser bonds by the dangers they have passed,
they unanimously nominated DANES BUCIIAN
AN as their leader. They are daily receiving
proofs of the confidence of the people in con-'
tinned accessions to their ranks. Their nomi
nee is a tried and experienced statesman,
of unblemished reputation; well versed in all
thinks pertaining to the high office to which
he is called. Opposed by disunionists, sec
tional politicians and mere office hunters, the
Democracy make their appeal to the people,
and that appeal will receive a response which
will place BreinucAN in the Presidential
chair, BRECKENRIDGE- at the head of the Sen
ate, and will ensure a continuance of that
wise policy which has placed the United
States first in commerce and among tho high
est in the scale of Nations.
The Democracy of the North.
There was once a Whig party in the North
—a party of known principles, compact
strength and high aspirations. In more re
cent times there was a Know-Nothing party
in the North—a party of pharisaical preten
sions, secret organization and insatiable ap
petite for public plunder. There is now
neither Whig nor Know-Nothing party in the
North. They have disappeared, and on their
ruins Black Republicanism plants the pillars
of its power.
It was only after a severe struggle that the
Whig party of the North was dissolved by
abolitionism. The Know-Nothing party made
no resistance, but leapt with impatent desire
into the embrace of the seductive harlot.—
From the incestuous connexion. has sprung a
great Fusion party, which dominates the
North and threatens ruin to the country.—
In its vast coil every element of sedition, dis
content and lawless ambition is comprehen
ded; and all the diverse materials are com
pressed into a shape and unity. Against
this monstrous combination the Democracy
of the North, and the Democracy alone, op
pose a bold front, and proclaim eternal war:
With the vigilance of a vestal virgin they
have guarded the purity of their principles.
With a martyr spirit of self-devotion, they
deliberately encountered the pains of politi
cal death, rather than abjure one article of
their glorious faith. Prostrated for a time
by the sudden storm of popular fanaticiim
which swept over the North, they have again
assumed an erect and defiant attitude of re
sistance to the enemies of the Union and the
Constitution. The result of recent elections
in the North shows with what heroism they en
countered the formidable foe, with what un
shaken courage they sustain the charge of his
motley hosts. All-honor to the democracy of the
North ! they contend single handed against a
confederacy of traitors, but the sympathies
and prayers of patriots are all with them, to
console in the hour of defeat, to encourage in
the agony of unequal combat, and to exult
and applaud in the joyous day of hard won
victory.—Richmond Enquirer.
Hucu CORRIGAN, convicted in Westmore
land. county, Pa., of the murder of his wife
and burning her body, and now under sen
tence of death, committed suicide, on Satur
day night, in the jail at Greensburg.
Mall-applied assistance creates and perpet
uates the race of idle and vicious paupers.
The Nomination of Fremont.---A Cdr
rupt Monetary Scheme.
It has been from the first evident to in
telligent men that Lieut. Fremont was nomi
nated for the President by a corrupt clique
in New York city, who desired to use him for
their own purposes. Read the following dis
closures from the New York Day Book.—
They are rich :
The few Fremont men in and about Wall
street have carried long faces and drooping
heads the last few days, in consequence of
the disclosures made regarding the financial
affairs of their favorite banking firm in this ,
city. We have been in possession of all the .
material facts for many days, arid knowing
Mr. Fremont as we do, have been no more
surprised at the failure of his house than we
should be at the failure of any other wild and'
desperate speculator. Nearly everybody in:
Wall street knew, three months ago, that Mr;
Fremont was playing a desperate game for'
the nomination, and money, and promises'
flowed like*water so long as the 'question was.
The firm of Palmer, Cook & Co., which eve
ry body here knows is Palmer, Cook & .Fre
mont, received from the city of San Francisco
and the Comptroller of the State of California
$lOO,OOO, to pay the interest on the city's and
State's bonds, due July 1, and payable in this
city. This money has all been used to obtain
Mr. Fremont's nomination, and now, when
the bondholders want their money, Messrs.
Palmer, Cook & Fremont say they have used
the money, and can't pay it over to those to
whom it rightly belongs. Every business man
with an ounce of sagacity has seen from the
start that the nomination of Mr. Fremont for
the Presidency was the desperate game of a
bold and desperate set of speculators. His
gTeat Mariposa grant was a most tempting
pile or stake ; and to those who know how far
speculators will go to gain a point, the en
thusiasm of such men as Matteson, of Oneida,
Walsh, of Buffalo, and the union and harmo
ny between Greeley, Webb, Giddings, Bry
ant, and Raymond, were matters of no aston
ishment. It is averred that more than forty
members of Congress have interests in the
Mariposa grant—how many editors and Nor
thern politicians no one pretends to guess.—
But it is the Mariposa grant that is up for
President, and not Fremont. There is noth
ing in him, nor of him, nor about him, that
any but young simpletons and old fools will
think of voting for him for. But he and Mar
iposa, and Palmer, Cook & Co., make a full
team, and that Webb, and Giddings, and Gar
rison, and John A King; and Matteson, and
Beecher, and all the big and little villains in
the Northern States, can drive.
Mariposa has a charm for the speculators,
Palmer, Cook & Co., with California State
funds, and good for ready cash to take care of
the camp followers, while the romance of the
Rocky Mountains and free niggers will draw
in all the old and young fools who believe in
Beecher and Garrison. But there is some
thing behind all this, and we tell it for the
benefit of the speculators and gamblers who.
have not yet hooked their chain into one of the
great Mariposa links. Mr. Fremont has an
other great land claim called the Baron claim,
and said to be worth, or will be worth, if he
is elected President, some twenty millions of
dollars. Here is a chance for you all, though
we cannot say that some of it is not disposed
of. It is said that Webb, and the proprietors
of the Tribune, and Bennett,. each have a share
in this Baron .claim. How it is with Webb
and McElrath We know not; but Bennett has
made sure of something better. He goes on.
the cash system, and will take nothing short
of a sixty thousand dollar house in Fifth Av
enue. In this lie exercises his usual smart
. ess, for the Baron claim will not he worth a
pig's tail if Fremont is defeated.
The Tribune of this morning says not one
word about the Fremont defalcation. But the
Times states, in its money article, that Mr.
Fremont was in the street yesterday trying to
raise the sixty thousand dollars to save the
honor of his State. Honor of his State ! His
own honor and that of his friends seems
. to be
like his credit past saving. He is reported
to be the richest man in America, yet he could
not raise sixty thousand dollars on his honor
in Wall street ! The fact speaks volumns for
the Republican ticket. Mr. Fremont the man
who "neler fails," the man of such wonderful
energy and perseverance, the very Soul of hon
or, with all Mariposa,
_to back him, cannot
raise sixty thousand dollari a in cash to save
him and his honor from ruin ? Bennett is
sharp, indeed, when he demands payment iu
advance. The money writer of the Herald
exculpates •Mr. Fremont, and deals gently
with the erring birds. We were not surpri
sed to learn that Bennett had sold himself to
the negro-worshippers, but we did not think
he would or could sell the brothers Hudson.
A Heavy Reward.
The Democratic Committee of Bedford.
County offer a heavy reward for proof that
JAMES BUCHANAN advocated' "ten cent wa
ges!' If this reward is not sufficient to in
duce our opponents to bring out their proof,
t can be largely increased here in Huntingdon.
If $lOOO won't suffice, let them say what
amount will
Will be paid immediately by the under
signed Democratic County Committee of Bed
ford county to any person or persons who will
show, by clear and satisfactory proof, such as
would be received in a Court of Justice, that
JAMES BUCHANAN, in any speech, letter, pub
lic or private paper, - written or printed docu
ment or social conversation, ever advocated
or favored the doctrine that the standard of
American wages of labor should be fixed at
ten cents per day.
This charge has been often and recklessly
made by the enemies of the Democratic par
ty. It has been as often met and answered, but
neither argument nor self respect have been_
sufficientto stop the mouth of the vile slander.
The charge comes with an ill grace from a
large portion of our opponents who are strug
gling to free more than three millions of ne
groes and scatter them among us to compete
with the working and laboring population of
the country. It is made at an unfortunate
time for our adversaries. Every person
knows that the wages of labor never com.-
mantled a higher price nor a greater and sur
er reward than at this time; and every person
knows that this result has been brought
about by the doctrines and policy of the Dem
ocratic party under the lead of JAMES Buell-
ANAN and the other great statesmen who
have for years, assisted in guiding the "ship
of State."
We trust that our adversaries will immedi
ately claim the reward, or exhibit such a re
gard for truthjn the future, as will prevent
the repetition of this infamous and unfound
ed charge.