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Wednesday, August 22, 1860
NOTES, with a waiver of the $3OO Law.
JUDGMENT NOTES. with a waiver of the 51100 Law.
MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES, for Justices of the Peace
and Ministers of the Gospel.
of Assault and Battery, and Affray.
SCIERE FACIAL to recover amount of Judgment.
COLLECTORS' RECEIPTS, for State, County, School,
Borough and. Township Taxes.
Printed on superior paper, ainl for sale at the Office of
BLANKS, of every description, printed to order, neatly,
at. short notice, and on good Paper.
Let the People Know ! !
That there remained in the National Con
vention at Baltimore, after every disorgani
zing Rebel bad-seceded, 436 regularly ap
pointed delegates, entitled, under the rule, to
east 218 votes-16 MORE than TWO
THIRDS of a Full Convention. Let them
know that, on the second ballot, STEPHEN A.
Pot - GLAs, received ISI votes of the 218, over
FORTY more than TWO-THIRDS of the
whole vote present. And then, to clinch all,
let them know, that the resolution declaring
STEPHEN A. DOUGLAS to be the unanimous
choice of the Convention, passed without a
single dissenting voice ; so that Stephen A.
Douglas actually received 218 votes—SIX
TEEN votes more than two-thirds of a full
Convention I
Let the People know, too, that the Seceders'
Convention which nominated Breckinridge
and Lane had no authority from any constit
uency to sit at Baltimore outside of the regu
lar Convention—that it did not contain more
than eighty or ninety delegates who had even
a shadow of authority from the people to act
—that it cast in all but 105 votes—not one
of them properly authorized, or binding, on any
body—let them know this, and let them decide
which was the Regular and which was the
Disorganizgrs' Convention, and which of the
nominees, Douglas or Breckinridge, is enti
tled to the undivided support of the National
‘, Old Saintuck." True to the Union !
The result of the election in Kentucky, the
home of the Disunion nominee for the Presi
dency, John C. Breckinridge, should be a
warning to political Traitors for all time to
come. The traitors and disorganizers who
bolted from the regular Democratic National
Convention, and set up for themselves, selec
ted John C. Breckinridge as the willing tool
to carry out their treasonable designs to de
stroy the Democratic party, and thus imperil
the Union, boasted loud and long of his abili
ty to carry Kentucky by an overwhelming
majority, against all parties combined I Al
though this empty boast of these tricksters
and disorganizers was laughed at by all sen
sible men, it had the effect abroad to mislead
a portion of the honest Democracy of other
States into the belief that the name of Breck
inridge was really a tower of strength through
out the South, and that, in all probability,
with ins name at the head of their treasona
ble ticket, the black flag of Disunion would
be carried in triumph in every Southern
But, alas I the result of the election in Ken
tucky, the home of Brockinridge, has dispelled
the delusion,of the Yanceyites and exposed
the weakness of their infamous cause to the
The people of Kentucky have wiped out the
Secessionists to the tune of from 35,000 to
50,000 ! Last year this State gave the Dem
ocrats a majority of nearly 12,000 !
Democrats of Pennsylvania, how can you,
after witnessing, the overwhelming repudia
tion of this Bolter and Disorgauizer in kis
own State, longer hesitate in your course ?—
Every vote cast for him is a vote cast to elect
Lincoln to the Presidency. Dreckinridge
cannot carry a single State in. the Union, and
he is only kept in the field to defeat the Dem
ocratic party and elect the Republican
nominee, in order to afford the Disunionists,
whose subtle tool he is, an excuse to DIS
itlizZ — lt is authoritatively given out that
after Judge Douglas has completed his tour
through the New England States, he will
make a circuit of Virginia, North Carolina,
Kentucky, Missouri, and Tennessee, and that
be will make his appearance in Pennsylva
nia early in October. He will speak almost
every day between now and the election, if
his health permits.
The County Convention.
Our readers will find in another column,
the proceedings of the Democratic Delegate
Convention, which assembled in this place
on Wednesday last. The ticket nominated
is an excellent one, and one that should be
elected. That a majority of it will be elected,
there cannot be a shadow of doubt. The
Convention was harmonious in its action—
more so than any Convention we ever atten
ded in the county. Douglas men and Dreck
inridge men agreed upon an honorable com
promise in local politics, that the ticket nomi
nated might go before the people with some
prospects of success. The compromise was
perfectly satisfactory to us, and we hope ev
ery other true friend of Douglas in the county
will be firm in his support of the ticket put
in nomination by the Convention. Every
Breckinridge man in the county is bound by
the compromise of the Convention to give the
nominees a willing and united support, and
we believe every honorable Democrat
Henry D. Foster is the compromise Demo
cratic candidate for Governor, and the Demo
crat who votes for Foster cannot honestly re
fuse to vote the county ticket nominated as a
compromise by the, Democratic party of the
county. The compromise shall be honestly
adhered to on our part.
Douglas men stand fast to your prin
ciples—the black cloud of fanaticism and
disunion is already passing away. Breckin
ridge is fast losing strength in the only
Southern States where it was supposed early
in the campaign that he would make a show
of success. In the North he will be com
pletely lost sight of. Lincoln stock is get
ting far below par in all the States he might
have carried if the election had taken place
immediately after his nomination. Neither
Lincoln nor Breckinridge can be elected
President. The conservative votes of the
States will elect Douglas or Bell. The two
Sectional organizations, the Breckinridge dis
unionists of the South, and the Republican
fanatics of the North, will be thrown over
board. Every day strengthens our belief
that the victory to the true friends of the
Union will be an easy one.
sition held their County Convention on Tues
day of last week, and put in nomination the
following ticket
Assembly, Brice X. Blair, of Dublin town
Associate Judge, Vim. B. Leas, of Shirleys
Prothonotary, Wm. C. 'Wagoner, of Brady
Register and Recorder, D. Womelsdorf, of
Franklin township.
Comity Co»zmissioner, John Cummins, of
Jackson township.
Director of the Poor, Samuel Peightal, of
Walker township.
Auditor, Horatio G. Fisher, of Hunting
Coroner, B. K. Neff, of West township
Col. S. S. "Wharton received the nomina
tion of this county fur Senator, with power
to appoint Conferees.
Hays Hamilton, G. A. Steel, and B. A..
Bear, were chosen Congressional Conferees
and instructed for S. Steel Blair.
There appears to be considerable dissatis
faction in the Opposition party with their
MIFFLIN COUNTY.—On the 13th the Oppo
sition put in nomination the following ticket:
Congress, Hon. James T. Hale, of Centre
Assembly, Adolphus F. Gibboney, of Union
Sheriff, Charles C. Stanbarger, of Lewis
Register and Recorder, Samuel Barr, of
Commissioner Samuel Brower, of Decatur.
Auditor, Abraham Garver, of Oliver.
The following are the Democratic nomina-
lions :
Assembly, George Bates, of Armagh town
Sheriff, James F. McNear, of Wayne town
Register and Recorder, Joseph S. Waream,
of Lewistown.
Commissioner, Thos. Cunningham, of Der
ry township.
Auditor, Andrew J. McKee, of Granville
fr:rMr. Breckinridge is having a warm
time of it in Kentucky. The Douglas State
Convention held at Louisville on Saturday,
the 11th inst.,'was an overwhelming demon
stration ; seven hundred delegates from nine
ty of the ninety-five counties were present,
and took their seats. A straight-out Doug
las electoral ticket was nominated.
TUCKY.—In the Baltimore Convention all the
Missouri delegates remained in it but two,
and the party in the State, with an inconsid
erable exception, supported the regular nom
inees, Douglas and Johnson. The result is
that they have carried the State triumphant
ly, electing their Governor, a majority in the
Legislature, and five out of the seven mem
bers in Congres over a coalition of the Oppo
In Kentucky one-third of the delegates
bolted the Convention and a portion of the
party attempted to sustain them at home.—
As a consequence, they were beaten some
30,000 votes, probably, in a State which was
Democratic last year by 9,0001 This shows
that it is the best to rally under the old Dem
ocratic Union flag, and that the black banner
of Secession leads to irretrievable defeat and
ger..A. gentleman of means offers the fol
lowing wager through the columns of the
Nicholasviile (IBS•.) Democral, that Breckin
ridge will be beaten in November in his own
ward, city, precinct, county, district and State.
The wager is one hundred dollars on each of
Action of the State Central Committee--
More Juggling.
In another part of our paper we publig4
to-day, the proceedings of the State Central
Committee which met at Cresson on the 9th
instant. We thought the action of the Com
mittee at Philadelphia on the 2nd of July
was strange enough, but that of last Thurs
day far exceeds it in oddity, and is the queer
est political juggling we have ever witnessed.
Mr. Fulton, of Armstrong county. offered the
following resolution as a compromise upon
the electoral ticket, which, if adopted might
have been accepted, viz :
Reso'red, That the Democratic electoral tickets he head
ed with the name of Douglas orDreckinridge as elector at
large, and that in the event of success of said ticket, if the
greater number of votes shall have been cast for Douglas,
then the vote of the State shall be cast for Douglas and
Johnson ; bnt if For Breckinridge, then Breckinridge and
Johnson; brit teen igt
Lane shall receive the electoral vote for President and
Vice President, and the chairman of the committee be di
rected to require a pledge from the electors, and if any ono
refuse then his name shall be omitted.
This would give the friends of Douglas and The preamble recites that the State com-
Breckinridge each a fair chance, and the can- mittee, by their action of July 2d, committed
didate who received the highest number of usurpation by presenting to the Democracy
votes would get the electoral vote of the State candidates not nominated by the National
if the ticket should have a majority over Lin- Convention, but sanctioned merely by bolters
coin. This proposition, which was meant ta., and Disunionists. That the committee on
be an honest one, did not suit the majority of the 9th of August, refusing to rescind their
the committee who are determined that the former action, or to call a new Convention,
Democratic masses shall not have a fair op-
have mutilated the electoral ticket formed at
portunity to vote for their favorite in the
Reading by striking from it the names of two
electoral college. Something else must be electors; have devised a scheme unknown to
contrived to cheat the people, and here it is. our laws, which the election officers are not
The original resolution was amended so as to I sworn to execute ; have intensified the most
read as follows at its adoption. .: ~ 1 obnoxious portion of the resolution of July
Resolved, That the Democratic electoral ticket be head2d, masmuch as the recent scheme presents
ed by the name of Douglas or Breckinridge, as an elector inducements to the Disunion electors, should
at large, and in the event of the success of said ticket. if .t, they hold the balance of power to obstinately
greater number shall have been cast for Douglas, then the
vote of the electoral college of the State shall be cast for refuse to vote for Douglas and Johnson, and
Douglas and Johnson; but if for Breckinridge, then for thus compel 'electors to vote for Breckinridge
Breckinridge and Lane; if the vote of Pennsylvania can- and Lane, though they should not have re
not elect the candidate for whom the majorhy of votes are
cast, and can elect any man running for President claim- received a hundred popular votes ; that by
ing to be a Democrat. then the vote of the electoral college the recent proposition the Democratic electors
shall be cast for that candidate ; if it will not elect either
of the Democrats for whom it is cast, or any of the Demo- are empowered, in an unexampled and dan
crats who are voted for in the States, then the vote shall gorous manner, to vote for any man claiming
be cast for the candidate who has the majority of the votes to be a Democrat, under which notorious Dis
of the State, and the chairman of this committee be reques
ted to obtain from the electors their several and distinct unionists, such as Yancey and Rhett, might
pledges of acquiescence in the foregoing resolution, and be voted for.
report the result of his action at a future meeting of the
committee. The first resolution protests against the
This is infinitely worse than the fusion usurpation of the State Executive Committee,
proposed at the meeting of the Committee in in regard to the national contest, and declares
Philadelphia, and it requires no very keen that, so far as the Presidential election is con
eysc to discover the fraud concealed in it.—
erned, we place ourselves exclusively under
Let us examine it a moment. If this fusion the direction and auspices of the National
ticket should be agreed to and elected, then
the vote of the State is to be given to Douglas
or Breckinridge according whichever receives
the greatest number of votes. So far it is
well understood ; but now comes the trick.—
" If the rote of Penns'yleania cannot elect the
candidates for whom the majority of votes are
cast, and can elect any man running for PA:ST
ident claiming to be a Democrat, then the vote
of the electoral college shall be cast for that
candidate." This is nothing better than a
cheat and a swindle, and we so brand it. It
leaves the electoral vote of Pennsyvania in
the market to be sold to the highest bidder,
and places it in the power of the electors to
disregard entirely the will of the people.—
What is meant by casting the electoral vote
of Pennsylvahia for any man running for
President "claiming to be a Democrat."—
This claimant to Democracy cannot surely be
Douglas or Breckinridge for they are already
disposed of by name? Who then is referred
to ? Are any other candidates than these
two recognized as Democrats ? We believe
not. This provision must then have refer
ence to some man " running for President"
whom Democrats would not vote for, else why
omit his name? The other candidates lire
Bell, Lincoln, Sam llAston, an Ge6eil •
Smith. Upon which one of these are twenty
seven votes of Pennsylvania to be lavished ?
These gentlemen all claim to be Democrats,
and even Gerret Smith, the abolitionist, is as
loud in his profession of Democracy as any
of them. .Lincoln says he is of the Jeffer
. sonian stripe, and Bell's friends swear that
he belongs to the Jackson school. By this
arrangement if the vote of Pennsylvania will
elect neither Douglas nor Breckinridge, but
will elect Lincoln, and he " claims to be a
Democrat," the electors are bound to vote for
him. No sane man can believe that the vote
of Pennsylvania, will elect Douglas or Breck
inridge, and therefore this resolution looks in
advance to its being cast for some other can
didate. What tribunal is to decide upon the
orthodoxy of the claimant, inasmuch as none
is specified ? Probably the State Central
Committee will assume this in connection
with its other duties ; or perhaps an Auditbr
will be appointed by Chairman Welsh to
make the award as in the case of a dead
man's estate. We suppose there will be no
testimony taken to prove Democracy, as the
resolution provides that it shall only be ne
cessary to claim to be a Democrat to entitle
I the candidate to the vote. If the award should
be made in favor of any one of the four, the
others will have a right to consider themselves
badly used, when without doubt their Democ
racy is just as genuine ; and therefore to avoid
giving offence we think it would have been
better had provision been made to divide the
vote among them. The thing assumes a form
entirely too ludicrous to be pursued further.
We ask the people to examine this snare•
laid to catch their votes, without their know
ing what is to be done with them, and answer
whether they are in favor of such a swindle ?
Will you trust your servants with such un
limited power over your suffrage ? Are you
willing to vote without knowing yvhetheryou
are voting in favor of Democrat, Disunionist,
American, Republican or Abolitionists ? If
you are, you hold.the right cheaper than Avr- -
do ; spurn this disgraceful proposition with
contempt and teach this juggling Committee
that you will not place your votes in the hands
of an irresponsible body of men to be dispo
sed of as they see proper. For ourselves we
will neither touch, taste nor handle the nasty,
dirty thing.
There is another point in this matter to
which we wish to direct the attention of Dem
ocrats. Where did the Committee get author
ity to mutilate the electoral ticket by striking
off any one of the names ? To place the
name of a Presidential candidate upon the
ticket it will be necessary to strike off one of
the electors. The Reading Convention gave
no such power. If one can be stricken off,
so can five, ten or twenty. Will President
Welsh answer the question ? lie stated that
he would not vote to mutilate the electoral
ticket, and we therefore take for granted that
he does not approve its being done by others.
Why then did he not vote against it ?—Dogles
town, Democrat.
A HALE OLD MAN.—Judge Dewey, of Wa
tertown, aged 94 years, is not only the oldest
living graduate of Yale College, but the best
rifle shot in his neighborhood. The Tines
says he can walk easily and rapidly, preserves
his mental faculties to a considerable extent,
and can see with great distinctness. lie re
cently beat a large number of boys who were
striving for the honor of " best shot," putting
the ball into the heart of the target, which
stood 75 rods distant from the foot line.
A Pure Douglas Electoral Ticket.
A joint meeting of the Democratic State
- Central Committee, and of ' the Democratic
Corresponding and Executive Committee, ap
pointed under the resolution of the Harrisburg
Convention of July 26th, was held at 3 o'clock
(Wednesday, Aug. 1.5,) at the Buehler House,
Harrisburg, Genaal A. L. Roumfort, chair
man of the last named committee, being in
the chair.
After some general consultation, to which
reporters were not admitted, but in which we
understood the prevalent spirit was unhesita
tingly in favor of a straight ticket, the follow
ing gentlemen were appointed a committee
to draft resolutions :
E. G. Webb, R. M. Gibson, Ira C. Mitchell,
G. M. Kline, John M. Laird, E. L. Ortb, and
R. E. Wright.
After a recess, the. committee submitted
their report.
Committee as the only supreme executive
power in which final supervision of the Pres
idential campaign has constantly been vested.
Resolved, That no better evidence of the
insincerity of a majority of the Welsh State
Committee, in proposing a fusion of the Doug
las and Breckinridge votes in Pennsylvania,
can be had, than the fact that in all such
States as Douglas could carry against Lincoln,
with a single Democratic ticket in the field,
the leaders of the Disunion Breckinridge
movement have issued a ticket for the exclu
sive support of Breckinridge, with no other
possible view than to defeat the Douglas elec
tors running therein.
Resolved, That having exhausted every ex
pedient likely to win back the majority of the
Welsh Committee to the path of its executive
duties, and to the Democratic organization
from which it has parted, and having earnest
ly and anxiously striven to preserve the unity
and integrity of the Democratic party, until
it has become painfully apparent that concil
iation and concession only embolden• them in
their wrong-doing, that we, acting under the
authority of the National Convention which
met at Baltimore, and the Convention which
met at _Harrisburg on the .26th of July, being
the members of the committee appointed
under the resolutions of the latter Convention
and former members of the Welsh Committee,
do now determine to proceed to the formation
of an electoral ticket, pledged to the unequiv
ocal support of the nominees of the Democrat
ic party, Stephen A. Douglas and Herschel
V. Johnson.
All the above resolutions were adopted.
The committee took a recess from 8 till 10,
and after again assembling adopted the fol
lowing resolution :
Resolved, that we now proceed to the elec
tion of alternates, to act as Douglas and John
sou electors,
in case the electors, or any por
tion thereof, appointed by the Reading Con
vention shall refuse, upon interrogation, to
support Douglas and Johnson, the regular
nominees of the Democratic party, and them
only; and failing to complete the list the duty
to do so is referred to a committee of seven to
be appointed by the chairman, to act in con
junction with the members of this committee
in the. districts where such action is necessary.
isville (Kentucky) Democrat, one of the most
able and faithful Democratic journals of the
country :
The abolitionists bate Douglas because he
has foiled them in every conflict, even when
they were backed up by all the power and
patronage of the most corrupt vindictive and
unscrupulous administration that ever disgra
ced any government on earth.
The southern disunion party are, if possi
ble, still more hostile to Mr. Douglas than the
abolitionists, because he has been " the lion
in the path" that prevented them from effec
ting the treason that they have so long medi
tated. The success of the abolitionists is ab
solutely essential to enable Yancey & Co., to
effect a dissolution of the Union, and this suc
cess Douglas alone has prevented. The Breck
inridge party do not expect—do not desire—
the election of Breckinridge. All their hopes
of mver-essfully effecting a dissolution of the
Union depend on the election of Lincoln ; and
to effect this purpose, they are nominating
Breckinridge electoral tickets in all the non
slaveholding States, with no other object or
purpose than to give those States to Lincoln.
Their object is if possible, to give the vote
of the southern States to Breckinridge, and
have Lincoln elected by the non-slaveholding
States. This done, they . intend as their organ,
the New York Herald, informs us, to inaugu
rate Breckinridge as the president of a south
ern confederacy, and call a southern congress
at Richmond.
This general movement of the Breckinridge
men to run tickets in all the States where
there is a prospect of Douglas carrying that
State, is not alone to gratify petty pique against
Douglas. Iris the result of a deep laid scheme
on the part of the disunionists to secure the
election of Lincoln, and then make his elec
tion a pretext for dissolving the Union.
At the head of this infamous plot is James
Buchanan—its tail is James Gordon Bennett.
The body of the plot is made up of just such
material as might be expected . tii lie between
such a head and such a tail ; but they have
'exposed their hand too soon, and henceforth
the Hartford convention will lose its place in
the niche of infamy it has so long occupied.
Jae- That modern Samson, Dr. Winship,
of Boston, has recently astonished his friends
and admirers by lifting a dead-weight of
eleven hundred arid sixty prounds. Muscle,
not mind, uppermost now-a-days. '
Our Candidate for Govenor.
It is certainly a gratifying fact that amidst the
differences of opinion among Democrats upon
the Presidential question, and the difficulties
surrounding it, all interests in the party unite
heartily in support of Henry D. Foster, our
nominee for Govenor. His nomination was
made without effort on his port ; in fact, he
was not a candidate for the office. It was a
free-will offering of his party—a tribute to
the character and integrity of the man : At
the very mention of his name the voice of
faction, as well as of personal interests and
ambition, was hushed, and then, like the
storm that succeds the calm, with one univer
sal shout he was proclaimed the nominee.
Mr. Foster is a good man. By 'his indus
try—his unbending Integrity—his devotion to
the duties of an honerable profession and en
tire freedom from anything like the trade of
politics—his manly adherence to the prinez
pies of his party because of conviction and
not for the purposes of official position, as ev
idenced by the conduct of his whole life, he
has gathered to himself the confidence of the
people ; a confidence as solid and unwavering
as his own character isspotless and deserving.
It cannot be disguised, for public sentiment
upon the gubernatorial question has become
patent all over the State, that to-day the hopes,
not merely of his own party, but of the sober,
intelligent, conservative people of Pennsylva
nia, are centred on Mr. Foster as the proper
man for the Executive Chair in preference to
his opponent, Mr. Curtin. All, or nearly all
of that class which Daniel Webster denomi
nated " the solid man of Boston,"—those men
interested in, and who control the great com
mercial and monetary interests of the Com
monwealth, and who more generally in the
past have voted with the opposition, infinite
ly prefer Mr. Foster, and are ready to give
him their votes. The reason of this we have
given in describing the character of the man,
to wit, that he is not an office-seeker, or a
mere politician, but a man who has built up
that solid character that imparts confidence
in his integrity and conservatism. These
great interests always desire stability in the
government—they dread change, innovation
and experiments—and hence they naturally
dread the accession of a mere politician to
executive position. This whole interest is for
Foster, and will be felt in the electioh as a
tremendous power. Indeed, it may likely de
cide the contest, if the Democratic party as a
partisan organization, does its duty, and polls
a full party vote.
Mr. Curtin is a very different man from
Mr. Foster. He was pitch-forked into public
notoriety, like many others of his class of
men, by the Know Nothing organization of
1854, and became the Secratary of the Com
monwealth under the administration of Gov
enor Pollock,—an administration that is re
membered in Pennsylvania only for its imbe
cility and corruption. Mr. Curtin was the
banker of that administration,—offices were
bought and sold, vetoes were in market at
stipulated prices, or a favorable consideration
of bills purchased in accordance with the pro
portions of the scheme and the abilities of the
parties to pay. So shamelessly was this car
ried on that it became a subject of public no
toriety at llarrisburg, so common, indeed,
as finally to attrack little remark. Mr. Cur
tin is a man of considerable polish of addrses,
—plausable and insinuating in social inter
course,—ambitious of political preferment and
unscrupulous in its attainment. As a Know
Nothing, he was at the very head of the order,
and learnedly skilled in its mysteries and
secrets ; but as that became unpopular, ho
gradually slid from his position, coming out
first as an open American, throwing off the
disguise of secrecy,—then a member of " the
people's party," an amalgamation of Ameri
cans and Republicans, and finally turned up
at Chicago, when Lincoln was nominated, as
the advocate of a plank in the platform repu
diating the whole doctrines of the Know
Nothing or American party. As banker of
Pollock's administration, he became rich.—
As a lawyer, lie is unknown to fame in his
profession. Unlike Mr. Foster, he has none
of the severe mental discipline that laborious
study and ardent devotion to this profession
always imparts. He is essentially a politi
cian, thrown upon the surface, as a promi
nent man, by mere accident, and sustaining
himself in his position by the usual resorts
and appliances of a mere politician of the
present. This is all there is of Mr. Curtin,
and independent of the character of Mr. Fos
ter, is of itself a reason why the commercial
interests of the State look upon him with dis
trust, and why the conservative element of
the opposition will not support him at the
This being the position of the contest, and
we believe it to be so, it behooves every Dem
ocrat to go to work at once, and ardently.—
Mr. Foster can be elected,—the character of
the State may be maintained,—the recurrence
of Polleck's administration may be averted,
and this a sufficient reason—should be a suf
ficient incentive, for us all to labor with un
tiring zeal and unflagging energy, till Henry
D. Foster shall be declared the Govenor of
Pennsylvania by the votes of her people.—
Wilkes-Barre Union,
We gather from the Southern exchanges the
following items:
The Haynesville, Alabama, Watchman, a
Democratic journal, published in the rich
and populous county of Lowndes, and hereto
fore supporting Breckinridge and Lane, has
abandoned them to advocate the election of
Bell and Everett.
A correspondent of the Memphis Appeal,
writing from Galloway, Tennessee, says :
" The people are for Douglas in the coun
ties of Fayette, Tipton and Shelby. Where
I em conversant there are twelve Douglas to
one Breckinridge man. The people are
moving. The banner of the great statesman
of Illinois is floating proudly from the castle
of conservatism."
The Newborn, North Carolina, Progress,
Democratic, says :
" If the seceders persist in running their
ticket, we say to them now that they cannot
count, with any certainty, on Virginia, North
Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, or
Louisiana. These thinge may be unpleasant,
but they are so. The people want one man
and the wiro-workers give them another.
The Augusta, Georgia, Chronicle, says :
"Hon. A. M. Gibson, a Breckinridge and
Lane sub-elector in Blount county, Alabama,
has declared for Douglas. So also have Mr.
Slanton, Senator, and Mr. Aldridge, Repre
sentative and colleague of Mr. Gibson, from
the same county. R. S. Tharin, Esq., who
was a delegate to the Seceders' Convention,
in Montgomery, from Coosa county, ha's come
out from the camp of the suicides, and decla
red for Bell and Everett." The Chronicle, in
giving these facts, says, " the Breckiuridgers
are shaking in their shoes."
Large Snakes
Accounts of large snakes are going the
rounds of the paper just now. The Pennsyl
vania Argus,Westmoreland county, th is State,
gives the following of one seen lately in that
Mr. Francis Cost, a resident of Ligonier
borough, says the Record of that place, was
down at Guffey's landing last week, and was
told the following terrible account of a mon
ster snake, then harboring in that neighbor
hood. He gleaned the following from Mr.
Guffrey, who it is needless for us to say, is a
man of undoubted veracity :
Near the " Yough" is a wild, rocky, rough
hill, unfrequented except by aniAals, and is
overgrown in many parts with bushes and
briers. Some acquaintance of Mr. Guffrey,
a respectable young man and a number of
ladies went thither a few days ago, to gather
black-berries. After arriving on the side of
the hill, the young man separated from the
ladies, and went higher up, where he soon
found an abundance of ripe berries. Uncon
scious of the presence of danger, and rejoicing
in his success, he proceeded for a while gath
ering berries into a large tin bucket. All at
once, within ten feet of where he stood, peer
ing up above and among the bushes, he saw
the head and neck of a huge snake, or rather
serpent, fixing its awful eyes on him. Around
its neck was a white ring, and its body was
as thick as that of a man. For a moment,
horror stricken, he was petrified to the spot
—then involuntarily he raised his bucket,
and with both hands dashed it at the head of
the monster I Suddenly it darted at him,
and suddenly he turned and ran for his life
down the hill. Proceeding some distance,
down the steep and rocky bill, he cast his
eyes back, when he found to his dismay, that
it was now close at his heels, and coming
with great speed, its head erect, and its body
thirty or thirty-five feet in length I Finding
escape impossible in a direct line down the
steep, as quick as th,lught he sprang to one
side, and ran in a different direction. Hap
pily the serpent continued its course down
the bill until it disappeared from his view.
He immediately repaired to the spot where
he had left the ladies—with horror depicted
on his countenance, and trembling in every
joint. He related to them the horrible story
of his adventure and miraculous escape from
instant death. It is needless to say, the par
ty immediately started for their homes, in a
state of mind they never before experienced.
The fright so overcome the young man that
he immediately went to his bed ill, and is yet
confined, and unddr medical treatment.
One thousand dollars are said to be offered
to the person or persons who will kill this
hideous snake—s3,ooo for it, if taken alive.
Since the above account was put in type,
we had the pleasure of an interview with Mr.
J. iv. Miller, of Jacksonville, this county, who
says that there is a general, well-founded be
lief that there is a monster snake in that re
gion of country, and that its den is among
shelving rocks. As evidence, he says, some
time ago, a Mr. Taylor, a gentleman of vo
racity and courage, and with him he is well
acquainted, was driving his wagon in that
rough region and passed an old field. Look
ing towards the fence, he saw the head, and
about twelve feet of the body of an enormous
snake, projecting through the fence. Its
head was erect, and it seemed watching some
object_jn another direction. He immediately
stopped his wagon, and ran to the fence for a
stake, with which to attempt to kill it. Un
fortunately, as lie took hold of the stake a
noise was produced, which attracted its no
tice. Quickly it turned, and for a moment
looked at him, and then turned and retreated
through another opening into the field. Mr.
Taylor testifies that he was within a few
yards of his snakeship—and that if he had
been so fortunate as to have had a gun, he
could easily have killed it. He judged its
length to be thirty feet, and its body at least
six inches in thickness, or diameter.
Besides this, its track has been repeatedly
seen as of a log dragged through grainfields,
meadows, &c., in that section. Companies
are organized, and they are now making a
thorough search for the creature.
The Presidential Question.
The Erie Dispatch in commenting on the
election of a President by the House of Rep
resentatives uses the following language :
Every man who really loves his country above
party, should so cast his vote at the approach
ing Presidential elections as to keep the elec
tions out of the House of Representatives.
It is the genius of liberty and of all free in
stitutions that the majority should rule ; hence
we regard any provisions to destroy or mod
ify this great principles as inimical and weak
ening to the superstructure upon which rests
all our cherished hopes. It is thus that we
view the Constitutional provisions for the elec
tion by the House of Representatives of Pres
ident of the United States, where each State,
large or small, has au equal voice. That is
to say, three States, viz : Delmore, Oregon
and Florida, with only a single Representa
tive ; six States, Rhode Island, Arkansas,
lowa, California, Texas and Minnessota, with
only two Representatives ; three States, New
Hampshire, Wisconsin and Vermont, with
only three Representatives ; four States, Con
necticut, Louisiana, Michigan and New Jer
sey, with four Representatives ; one State,
Mississippi, with five Representatives ; and
three other States, Maine, Marylandand South
Carolina, with six Representatives—twenty
States, a majority, with only sixty-two Rep
resentatives, actually controlling States with
one hundred and seventy-three Representa
tives, and electing a President for them !
Such an election can in no sense be called
a popular election ; and we doubt if there is
one voter in one hundred, throughout the
country, who in his sober, deliberate senses,
would prefer that the election of President
should be taken out of the hands of the peo
ple and be given to the House of Representa,=
tives under such a provision as this.
'With the New York Times, we believe that
no greater calamity could befall the country
at this time than for the selection of our chief
magistrate to be givin to a body of men who
have so long been wrangling and- quarreling
with each other, with some of whom money
is more an object than principle, and who
would have no scruples in setting aside the
wishes of their constituents to obtain place,
power or lucre. By all means let the elec
tion be kept out of the House or Seaate.
learn from the Taunton (Mass.) Gazette that
a boat containing six men, two women and
three children, was capsized in Mount Hope
Bay on Sunday afternotn. Eli Irving, one
of the party, swam three quarters of a mile,
when obtaining the assistance of some boat
men, the whole party were picked up in a
comparatively comfortable state. Hoop skirt s
wore the means of saving the women.