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REGULARLY NOMINATED DEMOCRATIC TICKET. FOR PRESIDENT, STE,PEN A. DCUGLAS, OF ILLINOIS. FOR VICE PRESIDENT, iiESS'_ - : V. JOFNSO-V OF GEORGIA. .ea READ THE NEW" ADVERTI.S'EMENTS. 1:;• Administrator's Notice, by George Russel. trirr" Caution, by Jacob Stalin Sr. salt, by Fisher & Son. ELECTORS. RICHARD VAUX. GEORGE M. HEIM. FREDERICK A. SERVER. WILLIAM C. PATTERSON. JOSEPH CROCKETT. JOHN G. BRENNER. GEORGE W. JACOBY. CHARLES KELLY. OLIVER P. JAMES. DAVID SCIIALL. JOEL L. LIGHTNEIL SAMUEL S. BARBER. THOMAS zr. WALKER. STEPHEN S. WINCHESTER. JOSEPH LAUBACIL ISAAC RECKIIOW. GEORGE D. JACKSON. JOHN A. AUL. JOEL B. DANNER. JESSE R. CRAWFORD. HORATIO N. LEE. JOSHUA B. HOWELL. NATHANIEL P. FETTERMAN SAMUEL MARSHALL. WILLIAM BOOK. BYRON D. lIAMLIN. GAYLORD CHURCH. Let the People now ! I That 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 them know that, on the second ballot, STEPHEN A. Docor,As, received 1811 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 Let the People know, too, that the Seceders, Convention which nominated Breckinridge and Lane bad no authority from any constit uency to sit at Baltimore outside of the regu lar Convention-L-that it did not contain more than eighty or ninety delegates who bad even a shadow of authority from the people to act —that it cast in all bat 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 Breckin ridge, is entitled-to the undivided support of the National Democracy. Meeting of the County Committee Pursuant to public notice, the County Committee met at the Franklin House, on Saturday last, George Jackson in the Chair. Wm. Stewart, of Barree was appointed Sec— retary. On motion, it vas Resolved, That we recommend to the Dem ocratic voters of Huntingdon county to use their utmost eserti•,ns to secure the election of the Electoral Ticket placed ' before the people by the Reading Convention of the Ist of March, 1860. Resolved, That this Committee meet again at the call of the Chairman. Resolved, That the proceedings be publish ed in the Democratic papers of this county. On motion, the meeting adjourned, sine die. GEO. JACKSON, Clazir man. Wu. STEWM.T, Secretary. tfZb`" The speech purporting to have been delivered by a Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, published in the Globe two weeks ago, is de nounced as a hoax. It was rather rough to be true. rOr Gov. Gist, of South Carolina, has sum moned together the Legislature of that State, to elect Presidential electors, and also, if ad visable, to " take action for the safety of the State. "This looks rebellious 1" fter The Poughkeepsie (N. Y.) Eagle says that in that vicinity the apple orchards have never yielded such an abundance in the memory of the oldest inhabitants as this year. Several farmers say they will let them rot in the orchards. They cannot sell them. A NEW ONE CENT ENVELOPE.-A letter from Washington states that the Postmaster General has adopted and ordered a one cent self-sealing envelope, which will soon be supplied to postmasters throughout the coun try_ A Plain Statement. The Reading ticket was formed at the Dem ocratic Convention, held in Reading in March last. On it there are eighteen gentlemen in favor of Douglas and Johnson, the remaining are said to be in favor of Breckinridge—four of them are decidedly hostile to Douglas, the other five are moderate Breckinridge men.— Since the withdrawal of the Cresson fusion resolution, these men all are under obligation to support Douglas and Johnson. They now occupy the same position they did at the ad journment of the Reading Convention. It is their duty, if elected, to vote for the regular nominee. By the repeal of the Cresson Res olution, I3reekinridge has no ticket in this State. No one alleges that he has any pre tence to a regular nomination by any regular convention. This we conceive to be a fair statement of the standing of the Reading Ticket. Democrats of Huntingdon county, turn out to a man and vote the Reading Ticket.— Scratch not a man. DOUGLAS TILE ONLY DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE IN PENNSYLVANlA.—Breckirtridge had no re cognition as a candidate in this State until the Welsh State Committee put him in nomina tion on the 2d July, and afterwards attemp ted to crowd him upon the party by the " Cresson Compromise." The whole Penn sylvania delegation in the National Conven tion acquiesced in the nomination of Douglas, and the Democracy of the State were pledged to his support by Mr. Dawson, chairman of the delegation, in a speech before the Con vention. The Reading Convention pledged the Electoral Ticket to the support of the nominee of the regular National Convention, and as there could not be but one nominee by that Convention, and Stephen A. Douglas having been declared that nominee, the Read ing Electoral Ticket is pledged, if elected, to support him. Indeed we cannot see what claims the friends of Breckinridge can have upon the Reading Ticket now that Breckin.. ridge is withdrawn by the Welsh Committee as a candidate in Pennsylvania. The ticket will be voted for as pledged to Douglas, and if elected, and any one of the electors should vote for any other man than Douglas it will be time enough then to say what should be done with the traitor. Douglas on Roorbacks. We clip the following from Douglas' St. Louis speech : The Breckinridge men Make a false charge and .call upon the Republicans to swear to it. [Laughter and cheers.] The Republicans make another false charge and call upon the Breckinridge men to swear to it ; and they both want me to call them as witnesses, [great laughter and cheers,] for the simple reason that they think if I did so, I could not afterwards impeach their testimony, even if they lied about it, as they certainly would.— [Shouts of laughter and applause, in which were mingled cries of " Give it to them."]— My friends, I never call conspirators as wit nesses. [Laughter and applause,] These men go around and retail what they pretend to have been private conversations, furnished thorn to the Breekinridge and Republican papers, and saying that if I will release them from the obligation of honor, perhaps they will speak out. Why do they wish a release after they have exposed and furnished for publication all that they are ready to swear to ? If these conversations were confidential, they have rendered themselves infamous by their betrayal. [" Good," and cheers.] I have only to say this : the man does not live who before God can declare that I, under any circumstances or in any contingency, ever agreed to abandon one iota of my Democratic principles. [" Good, good," and cheers.] The man does not live who can say that I ever agreed or was willing,in any contingen cy, to abandon the Democratic organization. [Cheers.] And any man who makes such a charge knows that he tells an infamous false hood in the presence of high heaven. [Tre mendous applause.] I never uttered a senti ment in private inconsistent with my public speeches from day to day. [Cheers.] Would it not have been a strange state of things, if when I was engaged in a. hand to hand - fight, making one, two and three speeches a day, all being published, I had privately uttered sentiments inconsistent with my public record. But I scorn all these impu tations. I scorn them asp Ido their conspira cy in Kansas to make me the author of the Lecompton Constitution. [Laughter and cheers.] A body of men stand in the Senate day after day, week after week, and month after month, hearing me denounce the Le compton Constitution, and wait until the con troversy is over and their chief actor is dead, and then come out and pretend just on the eve of the election that lam the author of the iniquity that I defeated. [Cheers.] The Breckinridge men furnish this charge and the Black Republican papers published it all over the country. [" That's so," and ap pla.use."] I look upon all these assaults, with scorn. They only prove that the Black Re publican leaders and the Breckinridge lead ers are co-supporters in a common cause. I shall not occupy your time in vindicating my self from these charges. I have been in pub lic life for more than twenty-five years. For seventeen years of that time the Congression al Globe furnishes the evidence of what I have said and what I have done. I defy any man to impeach my Democratic record. ["Good !" and cheers.] I will submit the question to any impartial body of men on earth, whether I have not rendered the Democratic party more service—spent more time, more strength, more voice and more effort in the the Demo cratic cause, than all the men combined who are now trying to help the Republicans beat me. [ Tremendous cheerin,g.l Passing from party considerations, I challenge any enemy I have to show any word I have ever spoken, or any act I have ever done which was not loyal to the Constitution and the Union.— [Cheers.] I defy any man to point out where I have failed to sustain the rights of each and every State in the Union, according to the Constitution, whether such rights were popu lar or unpopular in my own State. XIS Dead Douglas' spoech on first page in answer to the charge that ho advised the "Lccornpton Swindle." CORBESPONDENCE OP TUE GLOBE. Letter from Leroy. Philipsburg—l7nprovements—The New Rail Road—Old Acquaintances—A Visit to the Clearfield Co. Fair. I suppose since the State political battle is over, and " ye Democrats" have suffered an honorable defeat, a few scratches from the pen of your old correspondent will find a place in your well read columns. Since my last letter Summer, wearing a coronet of golden grain has passed and poured her horn of plen ty upon us so that we of the Wild Cat dis tricts, are rejoicing—not in prospect of buck wheat cakes and flitch gravy—but in the pos session of abundance of excellent fruit and all the delicacies careful housekeepers know so well how to store away in the pantry and cellar during a fruitful season ; and, by the way, I have found from a few months sojourn among the people of this rough looking coun try, that strangers receive a more hospitable welcome in the tidy and comfortable homes of these hard working Mountaineers than in wealthier communities. Philipsburg, the town in which your correspondent has his tent pitched for the present, is situated on the turnpike leading from Tyrone City to Clearfield. A nicer location for a town can scarcely be found in this part of the State. Quite a number of new and handsome buil dings have been put up this season, and sav eral others are being erected. The secret of the matter is, we have a set of enterprising men here who are not afraid of their shad ows ; who when they take any thing in hands are bound to " put it through." Some of the would-be speculators of oldHuntingdon should come out here about a year and learn how to do business. If they would not get their eye teeth cut, I am badly mistaken. The new Rail Road, which is to unite this vast lumber and coal region, with the great thoroughfare of Pennsylvania, thereby bring ing the resources of one of her richest coun ties into the eastern Markets, will soon be finished. When this is accomplished Phil ipsburg will take the place of Tyrone City, as the point of business for the north western part of the State. Hope its morals may be as Mich higher than Tyrone as is its latitude and elevation. It has often been said, that let a man go where he will in the Union, he will find some old acquaintance, or as least some one from the same part of the country.- Such was the case with myself when I came here. Step ping into a store to make a purchase Shottly after my arrival; I was greeted by our well known friend L. G. Kessler, formerly of Mill Creek, Huntingdon co. -He and another good business man have a large steam sawing mill in operation close to the new Rail Road,.a few miles above town. Our young and-en terprising friend John Rung, has started a tin and stove shop in a business part of the town, and from the ring of his hammer and the quality of his wares I presume he is doing a good business. Miss Sue Neff, formerly of Alexandria, and her partner Miss Braden, do up the " bon nets ' so handsomely that their rosy cheeked wearers look perfectly charming—l mean to susceptible young gentlemen, not including old bachelors who admire a bread basket more than they do a ptetty face. The Clearfield County Fair has just eloped.. For the first in the county, it was remarlfablY good,-and did credit to the Al,-o,ricultured'So ciety, to the people in general and the ladies in particular. The fair ground, a level field of which the Society has a lease for twelve' years, was fitted up at an expense of over fif teen hundred dollars. Everything valuable, even stock was well sheltered. Two stands were erected for the Musicians. One was occupied by the Currensville brass band, the other by bands of Martial Music. All did their parts well and added very considerably to the entertainment. Even the sombre face of night was lighted up with pleasant smiles by means of fire works furnished by the society. Of the ar ticles on exhibition it will suffice to say that they compared favorably with any I had Wit nessed elsewhere. One particular feature of the Fair for which the officers deserve the highest praise, was the good order which every where prevailed. The display of needful and fancy work.by the ladies was not large, but evinced good taste and skill on the part of the exhibitors. My letter is too long already; and I must close by throwing over Alleghany's craggy peaks my good wishes to you and your readers. PXIILIPSBURG, Pa., Sept. 23d. Official Vote for Governor. ,-g -e; g* io '.. gr• Pi i 4 Z ~. i .1 COUNTIES. n F 1 -7 ; = ..,-. .... 2,5291 2,53911 2,773 .... 7,934 1 4,720 1 1 15,879, ....2,232 1,943 3,474 ... 1,756 1,131 - 2,682 ... 2,011 2,147 2,4641 ... 6,251 7,444 6,833' ... 2,600 1,449 3,051 ~. 3,743 1,639 0,654 ... 5,172 5,159 6,383 ... 2,075 1,514 3,526 ... 1,5931 1,8681 1,177 . 1,4911 1,640 .1,722 ...., 2,4461 2,2331 3,165 . .. 5,066 4,0441 7,540 ~ 532 1 1,216 1 1,795 ~,. 1,1291 1,448 1 1,755 ~,. 1,2261 1,6001 1,750 .„ 1,205 1,782 1 1,848 ... 2,756 2,141 5,277 ... 2,921 3,224 3,625 ... 3,331 2,217 4,555 .... 2,007 1,280 3,183 317 411 421 ...„ .... 2,3251 1,110 5,613 ...., 2,676 2,824 3,382 3,092 3,267 4,053 716 851 828 37 30 129 ..... 785 1,590 1,529 ~... 2,264 1,774 3,070 ~... 1,922 827 3,072 ....„ 1,071 851 1,886 ~.„ 1,2231 1,309 1 1,503 .... 7,602 3,433 13,012 ~.. 1,351 5261 I 2,645 ... 2,4511 1,289 3,847 ..., 3.613 3,856 4,166 .... 5,071 5,936 6.662 ... 2,590 2,949 3,615 ... 600 587 1,048 .... 2,770 2,225 3,624 .... 1,372 1,439 1,723 ~., 409 1,777 822 ... 4,535 5,0561 5,812 ... 602 1,154 983 ... 2,797 4,077 3,507 ..„ 1,602 2,159 2,429 ... 2,070 2,052 2,416 ... 29,525 26,366 40,233 - 135 721 321 • 918 50. 1 1 1,410 • 4,579 4,534 7,301 2,157 1,190 2,977 1,285 737 l 1,704 . 324 ).. 524 354 .. 2,8071 2,0911 4,110 . 1,940 1,042 4,147 . 1,363 840 1,820 . 2,022 1,837 2,581 . 1,139 757 2,112 . 3,745 3,390 4,768 1,609 1,949 2,610 3,803 4,163 4,850 . 751 945 1,192 4,983 5,2031 5,3221 ~1181,836 164,544,E 262,4031 Adams Allegheny. Armstrong Beaver Bedford Berks Blair ... Bradford.... Bucks...—. Butler Cam brie__ Carbon...... Centre Chester ..... C1ari0n...... Clearfield—, Clinton.-- Crawford... Cumberland, Dauphin. Delaware Elk Erie Fayette Franklin Fulton..., Forest .... Greene... Huntingdon Indiana. Jefferson Juniata Lancaster .... Lawrence .... Lebanon...... Lehigh Lnzerno Lycoming MlKean Mercer M....... . Monroe Montgomery Mon tour Northampton... Northumberland Perry Philadelphia Pike Pot ter Sehnylkill Somerset.. Snyder Susquehanna. Tioga Union Venango Warren Washington... Wayne Westmoreland Wyoming York Total The Great Kansas Famine. Extreme Suffering among the Inhabitants Thirty Thousand .People Wanting Food! The Chicago Press tt Tribune says : The facts cannot longer escape the attention of the most tardy and incredulous, that an ex traordinary condition of affairs prevails throughout a large share of the new Territo ry of Kansas, where there is at present " a famine in the land," so general, so inclusive, reached by such stages and falling upon a community so situated, that it is doubtful whether it has bad any parallel within the present century. The thrilling descriptions that reach us from various and reliable sour ces, painfully realize the most vivid and pain ful narrative of such visitations, in Scripture, which we have been too apt to deem well nigh impossible to our age of civilization, and certainly among our own citizens, on our own soil. Even the great famine in Ireland, his toric in the tales of suffering, and lists of gen erous deeds, whose memory will live in the plaintive "Give me three grains of corn, mother," seems to promise to be surpassed in the scat tered homes of a. new Territory, unless help speedily reaches them, for thousands now suffering for food to whom November, now at hand, will usher in fresh terrors. The matter is not new to many of our read ers but it certainly has never been fully pre sented in adequate detail. An agent repre senting his own ,community, Col. Steele, a highly respectable gentleman, is now in our city, and for some weeks past has been quietly circulating his appeals for aid. As winter is now near at hand the danger becomes immi nent that, from the rigors of the season, and the enhanced difficulties and expenses of reaching them from these States, river navi gation once closed, many will suffer keenly, ' aye, starve for the very commonest necessa ries of life. The subject is brought more immediately and publicly to our citizens by the mission of Rev. E. C. Reynolds, a highly esteemed Epis copal clergyman, of Lawrence, Kansas, who, as announced in a previous issue, has come to our city to present the claims of the suffer ing residents of the Territory. Mr. Reynolds will be remembered in this same connection from his efforts some months since to secure seed wheat .for the farmers of Kansas, in which be found generous responses, and through his instrumentality many acres are now in seed awaiting the results of another spring. But this does not relieve the present and appalling wants of communities whose crops have utterly failed through long-continued lack of rain. A public meeting was called at Bryan Hall last evening, for the purpose of hearing a statement from Rev. Mr. Reynolds, on this matter. From reasons arising from the brief ness of the call, and the inclemency of the evening, the numbers present were less than would have, under other circumstances, an swered the appeal ; yet our solid and sub stantial citizens were well represented, and the meeting impressive and interesting, though entirely informal, without formal action at the close. The speaker gave a brief hilt thrilling sketch of the condition of affairs in - Kansas. lle said that out of a population of 100,000, about one-fourth had been driven away with in the year by the gradually darkening aspect of harvest matters. The crops planted in the spring had dried up. Gardens became a waste. Corn fields gave no yield. Farmers who, in a previous season, had realised from one to two thousand bushels of corn, gathered in, this season, from one or two bushels of corn to the acre. In the hope that rain would come to their relief, potatoes and other root crops were replanted, but only to the reduc tion of the stock of food for an outlay that gave no return. Mr. Reynolds says that upon his ovm ta ble in Lawrence he has had potatoes but three times this summer, and these vegeta bles are now selling in that market at $1 to $1 25 per bushel. Store hogs the farmers had purchased for fattening with their corn crop, had been kept as long as possible, and when nothing else remained, the animals, many of them purchased at 4 or 47- cents per pound, were sold for a penny per pound, given away, or else taken out and shot to save the food for the families. The settlers are not of a class to complain, and have resisted to the last the necessity of asking for aid, and the last necessity is upon them now, both of food and clothing, since many of them in narrow circumstances have left the repair of their wardrobes to this very crop that has failed. For miles and miles in extent, the fields have not shown a blade of grass or token of vegetation. Everything is barren and bare, and the settlers see winter approaching, their families without food. M The appeal of these settlers will not fall upon leaden ears in Illinois and her sister States, blessed as we are with an abundant harvest. The material aid should and will be forthcoming at once, and flow generously forth from our older communities, until want and suffering Kansas toe alleviated. Stephen A. Douglas. The following is from the Spirit of Jeffer son, published at Charleston, the scene of the John Brown .raid : "We are told that Stephen A. Douglas is ambitious; that he has been seeking the Pres idency for the last eight or ten years ; that his vote in Charleston and Baltimore was formed by his superior tact and management. To make this out, what is lacking in facts is made up in assertions often repeated. Yet we venture to assert that no man was ever a candidate for President who had less to do in making himself one. He is guilty of being a great man, but he is not to blame for that: God made him so, and he can't help it. He is guilty of having a vast number of friends, who wish to see him President. He is not responsible for that, either. lie doesn't own his friends, and can't command them. He, no doubt, would like to be President; but we don't see why he should. There is no man living to whom the office would be worth so little. He is the only candidate before the people who would lose nothing by a defeat. He would still be Stephen A. Douglas, with so much character of his own that the office of President would rather tend to diminish than to increase his reputation. As to the other candidates for President, if they reach the office, it will be about all the record they will have. The world will ask why they got to be President. They will ask why Douglas did not reach that office. There is more honor implied in the last question than in the first." TUE TEA TRADE.—During the year ending April 30, 1860, there were exported from China to the United States 31,661,427 pounds of tea. The export to Great Britain for the same period amounted to 78,416,052 pounds. 230 : 239 What will be done with the Money ? We have the prospect of a combination of things this year to add to our wealth, such as seldom has happened before. There is the largest harvest of wheat on record in this country as a settled fact, and one of the smallest in Europe in prospect. These two causes combined will increase our wealth this year nearly or quite one hundred millions of dollars above all that we have usually in re turn for the same amount of labor, except on ly that of the transportation of it to market. Seventy-five millions of this will be a clear bounty of Providence and superabundant yield above the average bought and paid for at a higher rate than usual. What will de done with the money ? So far from being enough to pay for all the schemes that will grow out of it, there is hardly a single branch of industry that will not receive from it an impetus equal to a loan of the whole amount. Thus, for instance, the farmers will be most immediately benefited. Those in debt, out West, will pay for their lands, pay for their goods ; and then, posses sed of comfortable farms unineumbered, their credit will be good for any reasonable amount. Those already clear will buy more land and lay out double the breadth in wheat, in hopes of another such season, possibly. Large bo dies of men will turn to farming, from the news of the success among those who have succeeded. The Prices of land will recover and will rise, and this will add to the wealth and credit of the farmers immensely, and far more than the amount of the present crop. The railways are doing an immense carry ' ing business, and passengers move to and fro —merchants to buy goods and men to buy lands, and produce dealers and speculators without end. Not a man can go into Chica- go, or any of the great wheat cities out West, without meeting the agents of half a dozen firms, come out to buy up his crop, or what he has of it to sell before he reaches the city. Railway stocks are recovering and will rise, and a hundred millions will hardly pay for the increased extension of railroads caused by this harvest. In England, particularly, the dealers in railroad iron will be ready to take shares, and stocks and bonds, in pay ment for railroad iron, where, a few months ago, this could not be done at any price. The shipping interests will be most stimu lated by this crop of ours, because it had been most fiat. Few vessels were building except down East, and those of an inferior quality, because freights were so low. Now they are doubling and trebling on every bar rel of wheat, and not a few vessels will clear off all old scores and a handsome profit be sides, out of this fall and winter's work, and the money thus acquired will give stability to shipowners, and give them credit for new ves sels of a better build, and our screw steamers will vie on the ocean with those of England. We have said nothing of the expansion all this will cause in manufactures and commerce generally, because it is here the effect is soon est and most extensively felt. The demand for goods, the'security in selling which arises from prosperous farms and land investments as the ultimate security, will cause sellers to relax the caution quite rapidly enough, and sell more goods on longer credit. These goods they must have before they can sell, and all our manufactures will receive an im petus. AU this will create a demand for la bor at high prices, and emigration will at once resume its former activity. Ireland and Germany will increase our population, and the whole increase the demand of manufactu red goods from foreign ports. These emi grants will clear more land and raise larger crops, and give more traffic for railroads and more customers for goods. Thus one prosperous harvest, bringing per haps a hundred millions of money into the country, will eventually benefit the country many hundreds of millions. And so far from being puzzled to know what to do with the money, and how to invest it securely and wisely,. the chief difficulty will be how to make a little go a long way, and this hun dred millions supply all the purposes of legit imate exchange laid:out for it, apart from the merely speculative use to which a large part of it will be no doubt converted on the corn and stock exchange. CURIOUS WILL OF A SOUTHERN PLANTER.- Affection for a Dog.—The following extraor dinary story is in circulation. An aged gen tleman, a planter in one of the southern States, has just died, leaving a fortune of $lOO, 000 which is to be disposed of according to the provisions of his will, and that document is as follows : "I bequeath all my effects, to the children of my brother, on the following conditions : Desirous of marking my sense of the service which my Newfoundland dog rendered me in saving'my life one day when I was drowning, and wishing also to provide for my house keeper, I appoint my said housekeeper nurse, tutor, and mother to my dog. My natural heirs shall, on this account, pay to her, out of my entire fortune, a daily sum in the follow ing manner : The daily payment shall con tinue so long as the dog shall live, but not one second longer. During the first year af ter my decease, or for so much of it as the dog shall live, my housekeeper shall receive $5 a day ; the second year she shall receive $lO a day ; the third year $l5 ; and so on, until the death of the dog. In the course of the month in which the dog shall die, there shall be paid to my housekeeper for every day of the dog's existence $125. On the day of his death she shall be paid per hour of the dog's life, $250. In the last hour of his life she shall receive for every minute that he lives, $372 ; and for every second of the last minute, $5OO. My notary is charged with superintending the carrying out of my will." This eccentric gentleman appears to have entertained for his dog sentiments similar to Byron's. What the heirs will think or do we cannot say, but we shall be much surpri- • sed if that dog lives many hours longer. Sup posing him to die at 59 minutes and 59 sec onds after 5 o'clock on the 30th day of the month, the sum to be paid to the housekeeper will be :-30 days, at $125, $3,750 ; 11 hours, at $250, $3,750 ; 50 minutes, at $375, $22, 125 ; 59 seconds, at $5OO, $39,500—558,125. A MODEL TOWNSUIP.—In Lewis township, Clay county, Indiana, they have a sort of fore taste of the millenium. It has within its limits one hundred and seventy families, all white, except one, and they keep dark about it. There are in it one hundred and sixty-five voters, and, during the last twenty years, there has never been a fight nor a quarrel at any election held in the township. It contains seven school-houses, seven road districts, seven bachelors and seven large men ; three pair of twin boys, three fiddlers, three carpenters, three postoffices, three cra zy men and three over 75 years old. There is not a lawyer, doctor or loafer in it, nor a grocery nor pauper. A better, friendlier, happier population is not to be found in the State. George N. Sanders, Yancey, and the Vice Presidency [To the Editor of the Charleston ((bier.] SIR, ; I am surprised that an earnest raid sa gacious editor like yourself could be led so far astray as to give serious color to a rumor -which, on a little investigation on your part, would have proved to have grown out of some playful words of mine at a private dinner party. Although the remarks I made sprang out of the moment, without previous thought, and were only responsive to the spirit of good humored political raillery which prevailed around the table, I am quite willing that all I said on the occasion and after, shall go to the public. My words, though casually spo ken, at most only pointed out a way by which the Vice Presidency could be won and the Democratic party , saved. In only two instances, the second being: merely a laughing allusion to the first, did I ever either jocosely or seriously speak in Mr: Yancey's presence of his chances for the Vice Presidency. The mere mention of the par ties, present on the first occasion, with a sim ple statement of what I then said, out of which it has all grown, will be a sufficient gauge to the absurdity of the whole story. The gentlemen were, first, the generous host, Mr. J. D. Hoover ; time, the Thursday before the Baltimore Convention. On his right, Vice President Breckinridge. On his, left, Col. J. W. Forney, of The Press. Be tween him and myself, Mr. 'Yancey. These, with Gen. John Cunningham, of Charleston, Mr. Albert Pike, of Arkansas, and several others of equally opposing spheres, composed the party. The conversation and speeches naturally turned toward the approaching Convention. Being called on in turn, I observed, referring to the Vice Presidency, that Democratic usage gave the Vice President to the minority, and instanced that at Cincinnati the Douglas par ty demanded and obtained the nomination of Major Breckinridge as Vice President, after they had been beaten on the Presidency.— That there was no question as to who was the minority chief in the present contest, Douglas had, in his last speech signally point ed out Mr. Yancey ; and that I felt authori zed to say that the majority, with whom I had the honor to act, would generously fol low the wise acknowledgment in '56 of this precedent, and allow the minority again to indicate the Vice President. That Mr. Yan cey had bravely won the position by break ing up the Convention at Charleston, and that he had gained everything possible in that direction. That his star would now lead him to harmony, and to the preventing any more breaks in the Democratic party. That I would suggest a platform as a substitute for both the others on the slavery question, which Mr. Yancey and his followers could honora bly accept. That the platform I would have him adopt would be to require fifteen or twen ty thousand inhabitants in a Territory before giving it to legislative powers. This is the manner, length, and breadth of my Vice Pres idential proposition to Mr. Yancey. It is for Mr. 'Yancey, and not myself, to say what con sideration he gave to it, and what effort he made, if any, on the line of its suggestions, Before leaving Mr. Hoover's, Mr. Yancey came to me and said he would like to make a complimentary visit to Mr. Douglas with me, at a time when he would be most at lei sure. By note, the next day, I informed Mr. Yancey that I would call for him, at his rooms,-at ten in the evening. Arriving at the appointed hour, I frund. with Mr. Yancey, Messrs. Baxter, Hubbard, and Fisher, of Vir ginia, discussing the politics of the day. I asked Mr. Yancey significantly if he had been considering the Vice Presidential pro ject, alluding, of course, to what had occur red at Hoover's. He archly indicated in his reply, that he had now higher aspirations.— In the same vein, I, alludine-" to the speedy annihilation of Harrison and Taylor, rejoin ed that, as Douglas' friends were much more numerous and enthusiastic than theirs, he could, certainly, count upon his being killed off in less than six months. Ido not pretend to give the precise words, but the sense is ex act, without stretching or shrinking. We soon left for Douglas' ; found him surround ed by friends, and spent a pleasant hour, without a word on the Vice Presidency from Douglas, Yancey, or any of the party. I drove Mr. Yancey back to his lodgings.— Thus ended our interviews. When alone with Mr. Yancey, our political conversation was entirely on the platform—no allusion by either to the Vice Presidency. I regret that any Virginia gentleman should so overstep the line of social ethics as to make a grave report, with the intention of injuring Mr. Douglas politically, out of the fragmentary words of a careless conversation between others, of the scope and bearing of which they were entirely ignorant, not being cognizant of its antecedents; thus making possibly necessary this public explanation of what has been so astutely misrepresented. I trust that the Courier and other journals which have given such widespread circula tion to the irregular statement of the Virgin ia gentlemen will publish my explanation, in, justice to Mr. Douglas. Respectfully, GEORGE N. SANDERS. New York, October 22, 1860. Oar The Greenbrier (North Carolina) Pat riot (Bell) says : " If, indeed, it were a fact that the entire North, or even a large major ity of the North, were Abolitionists, and for the purpose of carrying out views inimical to Southern institutions, they should elevate Lincoln to the Presidential chair, without' any regard to the voice of the minority, then there would be some reason in this cry of dis union ; but when such is not the fact, but, on. the contrary,a large majority of our Northern brethren are with us in sentiment ; and when, the disunionists themselves are compelled to. admit that it is only through their own in-. ternal dissensions that a majority may acci dentally elect Lincoln, it is most absurd and: ridiculous to insist on a dissolution of the- Union, because a state of things has come to pass which the friends of tho Union have,. themselves, been instrumental in bringing, about. If Lincoln is elected, it will not be: because our enemies are too strong for usi_ but because we can't agree among ourselves.. And it would be a nice piece of folly to dis solve this great and glorious Union, simply because those who profess to be its friends,. have, by their insane quarrels, permitted a minority to gain a temporary ascendency?' " A LITTLE Moan CIDER."—Those fond' of apple juice can be gratified by obtaining the beverage at cheap rates this fall. Apples abound, especially in the western part of the State, and cider is freely offered at one dollar a barrel at the mill. We hear of farmers in Suffield offering to sell at fifty cents a barrel, which would• not pay for gathering tbe apples. —Hartford (Conn.) Press.