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TH 1 A 1,4 GLOBE.
2111EIVEMDaril TLI,
Wednesday, October 10, 1860
NOTE'S, with a waiver of the 5300 Law.
JUDGMENT-NOTES, 'with a waiver of the . 5300 Law.
MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE:2, for Justices of the Peace
and Ministers of the Ompel.
lAstatilt and IlatteYy, and Affray. .
SCIERE FACIAS, to recover amount of Judgment.
COLLECTORS' RECEIPTS, for State, County, School,
' Orongh and Township Taxes. •
Printed on superior paper. and for sale at the Office or
BLANKS. of every description, printed to order, neatly,
at short notice, and on good Paper.
A 10:GLAS,
Let the People Know ! !
'hat there remained in the National Con
vention at Baltimore, after every disorgani
zing Rebel had seceded, 436 regularly ap
pointed delegates, entitled, under the rule, to
cast 218 votes-16 MORE than TWO
THIRDS of a Full Convention: Let then
know that, on the second ballot, STEMEN A.
DOUGLAS, received 184 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 21.8 votes—SIX
TEEN votes more than two-thirds of a full
Convention I
Let the People know,Aoo, 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 Disorganizers' Convention, and
which of the nominees, Douglas or Breekin
ridge, is entitled to the undivided support of
the National Democracy.
" re have met the enemy and we are theirs."
Wednesday, 8 o'clock, A. .211".—As we go to
press, the news from the county indicate the
success of the whole Opposition ticket with
the exception of Wagoner, and the election
of Wharton and Blair in the Senatorial and
Congressional Districts. Telegraph reports
place Curtin's majority in the State at
We have fought the fight honorably with
good men—have been defeated, and must
submit to the will of the majority.
since three or four police officers of Pittsburg
made a pretty large haul of counterfeiters in
Clarion and Butler counties, and discovered
quite a pile of counterfeit money, dies, pres
ses, &c., in the houses which they searched.
The persons arrested were committed to the
jail of the county in which they were found.
One man, named James Wilson, of Sunbury,
Butler county, in whose house they found
dies, presses, and a considerable amount of
counterfeit coin and paper money, is said to
be a man of considerable means and took his
arrest very hard. The men arrested are evi
dently part of a gang engaged in the business
which may by this means be broken up.
Le— From a column of " Religious No
tices" which we find in the New York Trib
une of Saturday last, we extract the following.
The subjects to be discoursed upon, we take
it, do not exactly come under the head of
"religious ;" but the New Yorkers are wont
to call things by curious names :
Bowery, EVERY SUNDAY.—Subject on the
23d, at 3 p. m., " The Issues and the Candi
dates of the Presidential Campaign ;" at 7i
p. m., " Negro Suffrage." Platform of both
meetings free to all.
ceived by the steamer Connaught, says:
" The most prominent topic in England
csntinued to be the weather and the harvest.
A good deal of rain had fallen since the de
parture of the Persia, and the weather was
unfavorable for gathering in the wheat which
was cut, or for ripening that which was still
standing. The samples of the new crop
which had found their way to market were
generally unsatisfactory as to quality, being
mostly damp and inferior. A notice from
the Commander-in-Chief of the army permits
officers to allow a certain number of soldiers
to assist in the harvest.
xter The Swedish community at Bishop
Hill, 111., is in a very prosperous condition.
They number 7,000 persons, and have 12,-
000 acres of land. Their principal crop is
broom corn, of which they sow about 3,000
acres. This yields them about 750 tons,
worth $lOO per ton. They annually manu
facture about 5,000 dozen brooms, and sell
the rest of the crop. They also have 2,000
acres of wheat ; 2,000 of corn - 1,000 of grass;
and 2,000 of other crops. Notwithstanding
this flourishing condition, the community
system is not popular. A portion have al
ready seceded, and a general division is in
contemplation, to take effect the - coming
1 Douglas and Lincoln---An Elegant Con-
lion. David L. Seymore, of New York, Who
was a member of Congress with both Mr..
Douglas and Mr. Lincoln, in a speech deliv
ered at Rochester, made the following elegant
comparison between them. Ile said :
" The contest was between Douglas and
Lincoln. Which should we choose? He was
not here to attack an opposing candidate, but
supposed that a man ought to have some
titplding as a statesman to qualify him to
take the helm of State. The opinions and
actions of our Government were closely watched
abroad. Our relations with the world were
such that it had become the fixed opinion of
the masses of our country that no man was
fit for the Presidency unless he is a man of
tried experience and statesmanship. Mr.
Lincoln served one term in Congress, but in
no manner or measure there distinguished
himself. For any thing in his favor we search
the Congr6sional records in vain.
" On the other hand, the Democratic party,
feeling the weight of the responsibility resting
upon it, and with a readiness to meet it—
have given a candidate, whose name no Amer
ican can speak but with pride--Stephen A.
Douglas ! [Loud and long applause.]
" Twenty years ago elected to the Supreme
Bench in Illinois ; seventeen years ago a
member of Congress, he went into the House
to meet Dromgole, Wise, Ingersoll, Winthrop,
Barnard, and a host of other able men—a
galaxy of statesmen of all parties. Not a
month elapsed before the youtr , representa
tive of the West made his maiden speech.L-
The speaker heard it. It took the House by
surprise, and at once placed the man in the
first rank of able debators. That speech was
on a resolution to refund to General Jackson
a fine imposed upon him for taking measures
to defend New Orleans against the British in
1815. It drew from the shades of the Her
mitage—from the dying hero a response of
thanks to the , young Democrat of the West,
who had come up to vindicate his honor and
restore to him his due. From that day Doug
las continued to advance ; and his progression
has continued till now he stands like the sun
at mid-day, in full orb, admitted to hold the
position that he is entitled to. His efforts to
sustain our country and party in the Mexican
War need not be recounted, or the part he
took in the Senate debate on the Compromise
measures of 1850, or the support he gave the
Kansas and Nebraska Bill in 1854, nor to his
later defense of Popular Sovereignty, under
adverse circumstances. They are written in
the great history of the country, to be read
forever. Our people look upon Douglas like
other men, and seize upon his career, and
draw it home to their hearts as a part of
themselves. 'Wherever our candidate goes,
he is taken by the hand, and the people cling
to him as a brother—feel that his reputation
is theirs. The American seamen who first
carried up the Thames to London the flag of
this country, felt that sort of pride when he
raised the stars and stripes at his mast-head.
When hailed by the British sentinel, and.
asked what flag he carried, the Yankee re
plied, " The flag of Bunker Hill, and of the
land of Washington !" - [Tremendous cheer
ing.] Not a man who has the heart of an
American citizen—no matter to what party
he belongs—treading on our own or foreign
soil and asked who is the candidate that holds
the hearts of our people—but would respond,
Stephen A. Douglas ! [Deafening cheers,
long-continued.] There he is, the experienced
debater, the able statesman, the self-made
man, the incorruptible patriot. It is left in
the hands of the people to write his name on
that scroll of Democratic Presidents which
stands at the head of this Republic!"
Republican Disloyalty to the Union.
Sherman M. Booth, of Milwaukee, who
has gained notoriety for aiding in the resis
tance of the officers of the United States when
engaged in the execution of the Fugitive slave
law, was recently rescued in open day in Mil
waukee, from the confinement in which he
was 'held by the U. S. authorities and rapidly
carried out of the city. lie has since made
his appearance at Lipton, in the northern
part of Wisconsin, where he was at once made
a hero of by the Republicans, and a public
meeting was called for the purpose of hearing
an address from him. While engaged in
speaking, several U. S. Marshals with -war
rants for his re-apprehension appeared. One
of them attempting to arrest him was rough
ly treated by the crowd, and narrowly esca
ped death. The officers were obliged to de
fend themselves in their hotel. Booth was
openly defended from arrest by the Abolition
ists and Republicans and a gang was organ
ized to protect him against the officers of jus
tice. The Republican "Wide Awakes" also
turned out for the same purpose. The of
ficers were unable to arrest him and during
the following night he was taken out of the
This Booth was formerly a Republican ed
itor in Milwaukee, and, in his case, the re
publicans of that State have rendered them
selves conspicuous—we had almost said infa
mous—in endeavoring to sustain treasonable
resistance to the Constitution, laws and of
ficers' of the United States. This new out
break in the same direction, and the partici
pation of the "Wide Awakes" in it is an
alarming indication of the sympathies of the
-Republican party with reference to the Fed
eral Government and the plain demands of
the Federal Constitution and a significant
warning dangerof the which would result
from th elevation of such a party to power.
That the Republicans, as a party, are sound
and loyal to the constitution as it is and wil
ling to obey it honestly and faithfully, can
not be maintained, in view of the conduct of
its members. They are not only found enga
ging personally in resisting the officers of Gov
ernment in the execution of the Fugitive Slave
law, but they openly attempt to embarrass
and prevent the legitimate exercise of the
Federal jurisdiction by infamous , "Personal
Liberty Bills," which seek utterly to nullify
the Constitution. Such a bill actually passed
the Assembly of this State at the session of
1850, by the votes of more than eighty Re
publican members.
Ought not all conservative,Union loving men
to unite in resisting the success of a party,
which embodies such disloyalty to the Consti
tution of our country, and whose triumph is
calculated to endanger our National existence?
If the Union is to be preserved, it must be by
fidelity to the Constitution. We cannot re
tain the slave States in the Union, if we sys
tematically deprive them of the rights guar
anteed to them by the Constitution. The
Union without the Constitution, cannot .and
should not exist.
The observance of the latter is indespensi
ble to the preservation of the former. Alba
ny Argus.
110 - In Southern Georgia and Alai)dilin,
the weather was very cold hut week, accom
panied by frost.
Judge Douglas' Position on the Home-
stead Bill
Judge pou,slas, in the course of his speech
at Cleveland, Ohio, said : •
A friend has asked me to explain my posi
tion upon the homestead bill. lam a little
surprised that. I should be called upon tki deg
fine my position on that subject. For twelve
or fourteen years I have devoted more time
' to the passage of a homestead bill than any
other live man. [Cheers.] There never has
' been a homestead bill before Congress that I
have not supported. [Cheers.] I introduced
one into the House of Representatives four
teen years ago, before I was a Senator, and
I have renewed it year after . year in the:Sen
ate. When I could not get my own bill, I
always supported the next best one. [Cheers.]
Last year, when the House of Representa
tives passed a homestead bill, and sent it to
the Senate, and a substitute was offered for
it, by Senator Johnson, of Tennessee ; I sup
ported the House bill in preference to his be
cause I thought it was the best. When it
failed, I offered an amendment; which I be
lieved was even better than it, and when that
too was rejected, I voted- for the Senate bill,
as better than -nothing. In brief, lam in
favor now, as I have been for years, of that
line of policy which authorizes every man to
go upon the public lands, record his claim,
_build his house, make his fences, and split
his rails [laughter,] and when he shall have
lived on it long enough to have established
his intention of becoming a permanent set
tler, let him have his title free. [Great ap
plause.] I believe that to be the true policy
of the country.
[A VOICE. How long will he live on it?]
JUDGE DOUGLAS. I pe he will live on it
forever. [Cheers.] The public lands have
never been a proper and legitimate subject
of revenue to this Government. On the con
trary, they have tended to disorganize the
monetary affairs of the country. Whenever
the country is prosperous, imports are large
and money is plenty, every speculator will fill
his pockets with cash, go West, and buy up
the public lands in vast quantities. We then
get ten, twenty, or twenty-five . millions of
dollars a year into the treasury from the sales
of the public lands, at the very time we do
not want it because we have surplus without
it ; but the moment hard times come, the im
ports fall off, the banks curtail their issues,
and money becomes scarce, there is not a dol
lar's worth of land sold, and the treasury be
comes bankrupt for want of money. Hence
the land system brings money to the thasury
when we do not want it, and always fails to
do so when we do want it. [Laughter.]
I, therefore, would change our whole land
system, and never have another sale of pub
lic lands in the world. [Cheers.] I would
apply the pre-emption law, by which each
settler may go and take up his land, build
his home, live upon and cultivate it, and thus
get a title, and I would not let any man have
a title who was not an actual settler upon the
land. [" That's it."] I did not intend to re
fer to this subject, and should not have done
so but for the fact that I have been informed
that the small leaders of the Republican par
ty have been representing me as not being in
favor of the homestead bill. [Voices, " That's
Mr. Douglas then proceeded to discuss oth
er questions.
Hon. Alex. H.• Stephens, of Georgia.
This distinguished gentleman, notwith-,
standing his enfeebled health, has .taketi
strong ground for Douglas in Georgia. We
regret our inability to publish his first speech
at Augusta. At a late meeting at Atlanta,
in that State, he used. the following signifi
cant language :
" Mr. Douglas had been charged with hav
ing said in his Norfolk speech that if a South
ern State seceded he would assist Lincoln, if
elected President, in coercing her into subjec
tion. lam here to deny the charge. Mr.
Douglas held no such language ! Mr.
Douglas did say, that when a candidate for
President was elected according to the pre
scribed rules of the Constitution, he would
defend him in the discharge of hiS constitu
tional duties, but whenever he undertook to
usurp constitutional authority, or_ commit any
aggression upon the rights of the South, he
would assist in hanging him as high as the
Virginians hung old Johlßrown. Mr. Dung
las said, furthermore, that the election of
Lincoln was not a cause fur disunion. I agree
with Mr. Douglas.
" The cry was now protection—anew plank,
and one originated expressly to defeat the
choice of the people, Stephen A. Douglas.—
This protection plank was a myth—there was
no statesmanship in it—it'vras of such insig
nificant proportions that it was like an astron
omer turning his glass from a comet the size
of a continent upon that of a crevice in a wall.
The Senate did not intend any practicable
good by the protection plank; if they had,
they would have protected slavery in the Ter
ritory of Kansas, when there was a law in
that Territory abolishing it.
"The great principle for which he was con
tending, and the principle for which Stephen
A. Douglas and the Democratic party was at
tempting to perpetAte, was the principle of
non-intervention; or, as Mr. Calhoun called
it, non-action.
" The North demanded that slavery should
be prohibited in the Territories, but Mr. Cal
houn said no, let us have no Congressional
interference, but non-action—non-interven
tion—hands off. The Democratic party North
hnd South accepted it, and the party is pledg
ed to maintain it. And 1, for one, intend to
maintain it. And for thus maintaining this
principle, Mr. Douglas is denounced as dis
loyal to the South. Base ingratitude I
" Stephen A. Douglas stands to-day like
Saul among the prophets—a head and shoul
ders above any man in the Government. He
is great in intellect, pure in heart, firm in
purpose, consistent to principle, and an un
flinching patriot. I believe, by his election,
that the Union will be preserved, and. all the
blessings of civil and religious liberty perpet
uated. But the night is dark, stormy, and,
as the old iron-ribbed ship glides the billows
of fanaticism, there can be seen but one sin
gle glimmering star, and that is Douglas.—
And, my countrymen, I beseech you, in the
name of our common country, and as copart
ners in a common cause, to rally to our stan
dard, and all will be well I"
Xr- The Democratic press of the seven
North-western States stand as follows :
Michigan, 39
Wisconsin, 35
lowa, 38
Minnesota, 11
otal, 352 21
Douglas. Breckinridge
75 5
63 5
A Few - Words about Wide Awakes..
All who enter the Black Republican , Wide
Awake Clubs, it is said, - have to. pass through
a certain initiatory service', submitted
to the following catechism-:= .
Q. Do you believe in a. Supreme political
being ? A. Ido ; the almighty nigger.
Q. What are the chief objects of the Wide
Awake Society ? A. To disturb Democrat
ic meetings, and to furnish conductors for the
underground railroad.
Q. What is your opinion on the great
question of the day ? A. I believe Abraham
Lincoln was born, that he built a flat boat
-and split three million -rails.
Q. Do you drink lager ? A. lam pas
sionately fond of the - commodity.
Q.. If you are admitted as a member of
this society, do you promise to love the nig
ger, to cherish him as you would a brother,
and cleave unto him through evil as well as
good report, and hate the Democrats -as long
as life lasts and water runs ? A.. All this
I promise to perform, so help me—Abraham.
The candidate is then invested with a cap
and cape, somebody gives him a slap on the
side of the head, and tells - him to be Wide-
Awake I
We extract the following from the Buffalo
Republican, and as there are Wide-Awakes
in our city old enough to have wifes, we com
mend the lecture to them :
[Scene—ln bed, face to the wall—Strong
smell of coal oil—Time, three in the morn
ing. A.]
pretty time indeed for you to come home,
sir ! Where have you been all night ? You
smell as if you had been in search of Symmes'
Hole through a tar barrel. Talk of sulphur
etted hydrogen, or superannuated eggs !
They ain't'anywhere. Say, where have you
been ?" Here I've been lying awake for the
last five hours, waiting for you to come.
Now I want' to know where you have been all
this time ? JVish I would't
. bother you—tell
me inYhe morning ? I want to know now ;
it's near enough morning to know where one's
husband has been all night, and particularly
if he comes home perfumed clear through as
you are. You mustn't good wife me. That
won't answer. Suppose you were a woman,
and your husband should go off every night
in the week, and come home as you do, and
—I wish you'd get up and let some fresh
. air
into the room, or I shall certainly suffocate—
what would you say ? Don't you imagine
there would be a row in the family ? Been
with the Wide Awakes ? I should think as
much. You're a Wide awake fool, that's - what
you are. I've always thought you had about
sense enough to parade the streets with those
nigger lovers. Why, did Imarry you ?—That's
a pretty question. Didn't you swear that
you'd shoot yourself if I didn't take pity on
you ? I'm sorry I didn't allow you to shoot,
or hang, or drown yourself. It would have
been the best thing I ever did in my life.—
What is it smells so ? Nothing. Don't tell
me nothing ; it never smelled so in the world.
Had to carry a torch ? That's sweet business
for a man who pretends to be the father of a
large family. Next thing I shall expect to
hear of you is, that you've been splitting rails
for general circulation. /know nothing about
politics ? Don't, eh ? I don't want to know
nothing about politics, if I have to neglect my
family and carry stinking torches for the ben
elt of a lazy man in Illinois who is trying to
be President.
Want to sleep ? I thought you were a
Wide Awake. I suppose you've kept awake
to-night on whiskey, haven't you ? Where
have you been all this time ; the town clock
has just struck three. Been to Tonawanda to
raise a liberty pole ! That's a sweat note.—
Why didn't the Wide Awakes of Tonawanda
raise their own pole ? I 'sped. Republicans
are scarce in that section, and you've been
trying to make a great splurge. Well, you can't
fool anybody. I believe I know something
about politics myself, and I know that you are
drunk. That's what you are. Must go to sleep,
must you.? Why didn't you think of that be
fore? I've had no sleep to.night, and-you never
once thought of me. You're a brute, and just
such a man as ought to vote for an old railsplit
ter. Vote for Douglas if let you alone ? Eh !
that would be well indeed, a change without
a difference, or a difference without a change,
really, how considerate you are. Douglas !
Lincoln I Lincoln 1 Douglas 1 "Honest Abe I"
"Little Giant I" "Goodness gracious," says
Mrs. Cox. " Gracious goodness," says Mr.
Cox. Oh you politicianers will be the death
of us poor affectionate creatures, your much
abused wives.
Missouri Politics.
Sr. Louis, Oct. 3.—The Republican pub
lishes a speech delivered by Major Jackson,
the Governor elect, who recently spoke in
the Breckinridge State Convention, and has
since been claimed by the Breckinridge men
as in favor of their candidate. Thereupon a
committee of Douglas men was recently ap
pointed to inquire whether he intended to
support Douglas or Breckinridge. 'His speech,
delivered yesterday, was in reply to the in
terrogatories propounded by the committee.
He commenced by stating that he was never
more anxious to be understood, and desired
the serious attention of every one present.—
He stated emphatically that before his elec
tion he believed that Mr. Douglas was the
nominee of the Democratic party, and so he
now believed. Ile spoke of his efforts to se
cure harmonious action between the Demo
cratic Central Committee and the Breckin
ridge Convention, regretting his failure, and
he challenged any Breckinridge man present
to say that he uttered any remark in the Con
vention indicating that he had changed his
opinions or designed supporting Breckinridge
and Lane. lie then gave his reasons for
supporting Douglas, and concluded by saying
that, to prevent all misapprehension, " I
now say that I am for Mr. Douglas; that it
is my duty to support him as the nominee of
the party. I formed my opinion that Douglas
was the regular nominee from•the reports of
the Baltimore Exchange, a Breckinridge pa
per, and if I live until November, will vote
for him, and I have never said that I inten
ded to do anything else." [Great applause.]
SAD ACCIDENT.-A sad accident occurred
in the vicinity of Easton, in this State, on the
25th ult., by which a Mr. Leastner, a farmer,
and his two sons lost their lives. It was at
a cider mill ; they have a large tank to put
the eider in for fermentation. The tank leak
ing, one of the sons went down to stop it.—
The foul air, together with the gas, suffoca
ted him, and he fell to the bottom. His fath
er heard him fall and went to his assistance,
and in attempting to get his son out, he too
fell in. A young man at work at the mill,
in attempting to get them out, fell also, but
succeeded in getting out. The other son at
tempted to rescue his father and brother, but
fell to the bottom, and all three were drown
ed in about 18 inches of cider, or were suffo
cated by the foul air and gas. -
Our Domestic Progress.
This is decidedly a go-ahead age. Old
'ways and means are thrown aside, like worn
out garments—old customs are falling into
total disuse. These things might have done
'very well for our grand-fathers and grand
mothers—they will not answer for the nine
teenth•century people. The spirit of progress
has descended upon us, and nowhere has it
left a more marked indication of its presence
than in the department, "to glory and to
fame unknown," of housekeeping.
There is a great:deal of ignorance in this
respect probably because there is more prose
than poetry in the subject. We never heard
of any editorial knight who took mp -the quills
in behalf of house-keeping, or enlarged on
the beauties of kitchen or laundry. Yet what
would the world do without these unpretend
ing accessories ? Women reap the immediate
benefit of domestic progress, and therefore
women have a right to be heard on the mat
ter. -
How our grand-aunts.would have laughed
at the hypothesis of cooking by gas ! How
they would have scorned the idea of compact
little ranges when the heat glows within a
few square inches of being diffused through
a yawning chimney, where the swinging
crane constituted the chief-ornament! Now,
the work which then demanded so much time
and labor—so -much lifting of kettles, and
hauling of logs, and clearing of ashes, is com
paratively trifling. The water which then
was brought, pailful by pailful, from some
far off spring, or came creaking up on the
ponderous arm of the mossy well sweep, now
flows from a " bandy" little pipe or spout,
close to the operator's hand. Who says that
the kitchen world has not gone ahead ?
We wish the girls of the present day, whose
slender fingers, encased in scented kid, are
useless save to flutter over the piano-keys,
and whose frail frames get "tired to death"
on the slightest proi/ocation, could form some
adequate idea of the work girls used to go
through with sixty years ago, in the era when
a damsel was considered unthrifty if she did
not spin, weave, and make up her own wed
ding outfit. There must have been a good
deal of solid comfort in those days, when the
hum of the spinning wheel and the whir of
the loom occupied the time now filled by mod
ern bravuras and French chatter—when the
young lady, instead of promenading down
Broadway to see how the rest of the female
world was dressed, used to go out on the sun
ny side of the hill to watch the gradual whit
ening of the linen webs spread out on the
short velvet grass to catch the alchemic influ
ences of sprinkling rain and vivid sunshine
This is the task of great manufacturies now,
and our languid demoiselle saunters down to
marble palaces, to amuse herself by " cheap
ening" the fabrics which lie ready to her
hand. So disappeared another brand, of la
bor from woman's horizon !
Sewing—the work which once on a time
monopolized the eyes and fingers of the wo
men of a household, to say nothing of the pe
riodical visits of the tailoress and dressmaker
who annually made the rounds of the neigh
borhood—is done up at railroad rate by ma
chinery ; knitting no longer lies in odd cor
ners to be taken up in stray moments of leis
ure, for the shining needles are displaced by
metallic thews and sinews, whose buzzing
sound seems to laugh at quaint, old-fashioned
ways. Washing-day, once the bane and ter
ror of every hearthstone, is introduced to the
all-conquering limits of this same wizard,
machinery. Our houses are heated by fur
naces, lighted by jets of gas—our carpets are
swept by patent contrivances—almost noth
ing is left to be accomplished by what the old
ladies call " elbow grease."
Is not this a very respectable progress to
be wrought in less than a century ? Yet the
fair sex, far from being contented, are rais
ing a perpetual outcry that they " have no
time." low would they relish the weighty
burden of,cares under which their grandmoth
ers thrived, and grew blooming ? The real
labor of housekeeping is absolutely nothing
compared with what it was. Either we must
conclude that our women are a damaged and
degenerated article, or that the days are shor
ter than they used to be. Which of the two
is the more charitable conclusion ?
As a general thing, comparisons are odius
—in this case, they may be as good as a dose
of medicine to the disaffected ones. Imagine
yourselves for a few days, ye ladies that are
disposed to grumble, back in the industrious
atmosphere of olden times. Then, instead of
repining that there is so much to do, you will
thank your lucky stars, and the inventive ge
nius of all Yankee land, that there is so little
to demand the energies of your hearts and
hands. Instead of ringing the changes on
the worn-out topic of " no time," ask your
selves what you have done with its lavish su
perfluity I For in no respect do we present
a stronger contrast to the days of our ances
tors, than in the progressive movements we
have made in the art of housekeeping:—
Reading Times.
The Electoral College.
States. Representatives. Senate. Electors.
Maine, 6 2 8
New Hampshire, 3 2 5
Vermont, 3 2 5
Massachusetts, 11 2 13
Rhode Island, 2 2 4
Connecticut, 4 2 6
New York, 33 2 35
New Jersey, 5 2 7
Pennsylvania, 25 2 27
Ohio, 21 2 23
Indiana, 11 2 13
Michigan, 4 2 6
Illinois, 9 2 11
Wisconsin, 3 2 5
lowa, 2 2 4
California, 2 2 4
Minnesota, 2 2 4
Oregon, 1 2 3
Delaware, 1 .2 4
Maryland, 6 2 8
Virginia, 13 3 15
North Carolina, 8 2 10
South Carolina, 6 2 8
Georgia, 8 2 10
Florida, 1 2 3
Alabama, 7 2 9
Mississippi, 5 2 7
Louisiana, 4 2 6
Texas, 2 2 4
Arkansas, 2 2 4'
Tennessee, 10 2 12
Kentucky, 10 2 12
Missouri, 7 2 9
237 66 303
Necessary to a choice, 152
unfortunate record ! Mr. Hamlin, the Re
publican candidate for Vice President, said
in 1854, speaking of the Homestead bill:
that " there was no sound principles of econo
my upon which such a measure could be based."
Where are his records in favor of "free
homes for the free ?"
WARREN CO., ILL., Sept. 30, 1860.
DEAR GLOBE :—Not having had time to
write to you for some time, I take this oppor
tunity of dropping you a few items to let you
know how we, of the Sucker State, are pro
gressing in the cause of true Democracy—in
the State which has the honor to be represen
ted so nobly in the Senate by the little Giant:
Well we are wide awake, (not, however, in
the sense of the political organization of Re-:
publicans of that cognomen,) and determined
to roll up a majority for Stephen A. Douglas
in Illinois, that will lay the hopes of Repubz
licans in the dust, as far as Illinois is con
cerned, forever.
There was a great mass meeting of the'
Democracy of Warren county, in Monmouth
on the 6th of September., which was a corn=
plete success. Allen, our candidate for Gov=
ernor, addressed us in a speech of over twci
hours in length, he is a splendid speaker and
I was sorry when he concluded. Other speak=
ers also addressed the crowd, as all could not
hear from one stand. It was said to equal in
numbers the Republican meeting two weeks
before, and far outshone it in display. It
was calculated that 12,000 persons were at
it, which I suppose was the case, and over 40
banners and flags, some of them very large
and beautiful. One wagon contained 34 ladies
each carrying a small flag with the name of
the States on them from a township which is
so strongly Douglas that it has obtained the
name of Douglas county in honor of its De
mocracy. We also bad a joint discussion be
tween Robert G. Ingersoll, our candidate for
Congress, and William Kellogg, the present
encumbent, and their present candidate.—
They spoke two hours each and as far as I
heard, Ingersoll completely used up Windy
William as he is called. He certainly is
much the readiest and best public speaker
even if he did not be in Congress to endurse
Helper's Crisis, as Kellogg did, and although
Aledo, where the discussion was held, and
Mercer county are both strongly Republican,
yet our procession was conceded by all honest
men to be much the largest ever had. I must
close. Corn is excellent—is now beyond the
reach of frost. Wheat makes about 12 bush
els per acre, on an average of good quality.
There is is not much ague this fall. Some
few cases of putrid sore throat and one death
from that cause. Yours, F. T. P.
Bocus JEWELRY.—The following item which
we clip from the " New Hampshire Journal
of Agriculture," will prove particularly inter
esting to those who patronize "gift store" en
terprises, and such like benevolent schemes
to put into the hands of purchasers jewelry
which is "itself worth more than the price"
of the particular article that is ostensibly pur
chased. At this time it would be well for
the public to make a note of it, as these "gift"
establishments are in full blast throughout
the country
I came through Lynn, t oston, etc., to the
little manufacturing village called N. E. Vi 1-;
loge and learned something about making the
bogus jewelry with which the country is flood
ed either by peddlers or gift-book enterprises.
One company is making ear-drops of a com
position called oreide, which will sell for gold,
but is not worth so much as brass. The oth
er company is manufacturing gold-chains out
of German silver, brass, oreide. The process
of making was interesting to me, and may be
to others. I'll give it : The links are ,cut
from wire or plate, according to the kind of
chain ; sometimes soldered before putting in
to a chain, and sometimes afterward. After
it is linked, it is drawn through a machine to
even it —boiled in vitriol water to take off the
scales caused by heating—drawn through a
limbering machine, and dipped in acid to
clean it, after which it is dipped in a solution
of pure silver and finally dipped in gold col
oring—making a chain which will sell at the
rate of $l2 to $lB a dozen. This is the gift
eriterprize jewelry, which is marked "Lady's
splendid gold chain, *l2 ;" "Gent's guard
chain, $B," or "$10," etc. The ear-drops cost
less, and are often marked higher.
cob Astor left a son bearing his own name,
who is now a hopeless imbecile. Our readers
have, perhaps, often seen him, creeping about
the streets, attended by a gentleman who
never leaves him, by day or night. An ele
gant mansion on Fourteenth street is the,
abode of the poor unfortunate. A yard com
prising an entire square, is attached, with
room for walking, riding on horseback, and
for recreation. Horses, carriages, and ser
vants wait on his call. lie was a promising
boy until be was 17, when his mental and
physical powers began to fail, and he is now
reduced to what we see. His attendant, who
is said to have undoubted influence over him,
is largely compensated. Besides "a liberal
provision fur him in the case of Mr. Astor's
death, he receives $6,000 a year, with his
house rent and living. What poor laboring
man, with his dollar a day, would exchange
places with John - Jacob Astor, Jr ?—.W.
STRAWS.—The Missouri Republican of the
26th inst., furnishes the following straws:
A vote was taken on a single car on the
Iron Mountain Railroad, having been brought
about by a wager that there were more
Breckinridge men in the car than for Douglas.
A vote was taken with the following result :
Douglas, 29 ; Bell, 17 ; Breckinridge, 3; Lin
coln, 1.
On the down trip of the Hannibal and St.
Joseph railroad, the vote stood : Douglas, 67 ;
Lincoln, 41 ; Bell, 36 ; Breckinridge, 18.
On the North Missouri railroad, on Mon
day evening, a vote was taken with the fol
lowing result : Douglas, 58 , Bell, 36 ; Lin
coln, 6 ; Breckinridge, 11.
We are also furnished with a vote taken on
the steamer Memphis, on her last trip,which
foots up as follows : Douglas, 67; Bell, 42 ;
Breckinridge 15 ; Lincoln, 4.
Vote on the Pacific train from Jefferson
City last evening: Douglas, 86; Bell, 87;
Lincoln, 30 ; Breckinridge, 35.
A CRANCE.—The Republicans of Illinois
were never in better spirits-and confidence
than they are at the present moment—a cou
fiderice, too, upon known and reliable facts
as to such change as make it all but certain
that they will carry the State.— Commercial.
A Democrat requests us to copy the above,.
and say that he has six hundred acres of un
cultivated land of fine quality, in Wisconsin,
which he will bet against an equal quality of
like and good land, or the same land against
real estate of equal value, or cash, that Mr.
Douglas will receive the electoral vote of Illi
nois for President at the approaching election.
He also requests us to say that ho will bet
five hundred acres of land that Douglas will
carry Illinois, five hundred that he will carry
Indiana, and five hundred that Lincoln will
not be elected President ; the acceptor to take
one or all, as he may choose.—Cincinnati