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Towanda, Wednesday, October 8,1845.
I k I'' ; TIC NO Ih:
FOR CANAL COMMISAInNraI
JAMES BURNS, OF MIFFLIN CouNrs:.
JOHN ° F. MEANS. OF TOWANDA BOROUGH
ADDISON M'KEAN. OF BURLINGTON.
JOHN L. WEBB. aF _NITHFIELD.
VICTOR E. PIOLLET, of It'lsos.
FOR DE:MATER AND RecoRDER,
LYMAN E. DE.WOLF, OF WVSOX..
ASE-111EL L. CHAN:IIEIi, op 'Almßim
CHARLES HONIET, OF WYALUAINO
JOHN HNTCH, os ALBANY
Democrats of Bradford. County!
The time for action has finally arrived ; we are again
willed upon to exercise the right of citizenship at the
box. We feel that it is scarcely necessary to make
an appeal for the puipose of arousing the energies of an
intelligent and patriotic democracy—g democracy that
has on all occasions, when the public interest demanded
their exertion, sustained with unvielding fidelity and
constancy, the measures, the principles and the.candidates
of their party.
in 1844, the demnerdir. party of ,Pennsylvania pro-,
mulgated to the world their political principles, and it is
now our duty to re-assert those principles in the election
of the candidates presented for our suffrage by the regu
lar and lung established usage of the Republican party.
Bradford county presents upon her democratic ticket
men of acknowledged fitness and purity of character—
men who have always been Democrats, and who have
sustained manfully under all circumstances, in good and
evil report, the great measures and doctrines of the Re
publican faith. Indeed, it is most grateful to our feelings
to be able to say in all sincerity, that on no previous oc
casion has a democraticficket been presented to the potpie
of Bradford,triore unexceptionable than the present; and
we are also - happy in being able to gibe to our friends the
strongest assurance, that union of feeling rind harmony
of action pervade the entire Republican ranks of this Co.
Why then, all this noise and bluster by the Federal
party ? Do they hope, by their extraordinary efforts to
overawe the democracy on the one band, or by falsehood
and blandishment to seduce them on the other, fromtheir
high duty 1 Why is it that the most bold and impudent
impositions are attempted to be practised upon the Re.
publican party of this county! Why does FEDERALISM
corns forward at this particular moment, and claim ape•
cial guardianship over the rights and interests of the Set
tlers? We repeat the enquiry, and in the name of juts•
dee and truth, we demand an answer : when, and by
whom it was, that the FEDERAL party in Bradford
were constiteted the friends and guardians of the rights,
the interests and welfare of the settlers
JOHN L. WEBB and COL. V. -E. PIOLLET are
.the candidates of the Democratic party for the Legisla
ture; befit gentlemen are of highly respectable ta
lents, sound democrats, and possessing.private and per.
aortal characters above reproach. Both of these gentle.
men are Farmers by pr. f salon andlpractice. They are
identified most fully, and belong most emphatically to the '
Farming interests of our country., They are both of
them, in the highest and truest sense of the word, SET
TLERS ; and one of them, Mr. Webb, is directly interest
ed in the questions which so unhappily disturb and agi
tate a large and meritorious portion':of our citizens. In
deed, the settlers of Bradford County compose the great
mass of the community; and in point of intelligence, in
dustry, economy, and all the virtu4 that adorn private
life and make'good citizens, they are seeondito no por
tion of their citizens in Pennsylvania. John I. Webb
and Victor E. Fiona belong to this portion of the com
munity, with whom their sympathies, their feelings and
their interests are identical. All that high-minded and
himerable men can do, to batter the condition of the set
tlers, these gentlemen have always done, and will con
tinue to do, whether: in the Legislature or out of it.
How lona& the [Atter with Federalism?, What
identity has Lawyer Adana with the laborious and honest
settlers of Bradford county ? When did his heart beat
in unison with theirs, except when stimulated by a fee I
When did John C. Adams send forth an honest and
warm sympathy in common with the hardy and patriotic
pioneers of Northern Pennsylvania? By what authori
ty, and in whose name, does be approach the democrats
of Bradford, and ask them to surrender their political
faith - -to trample their long-therished principles in
the Just, in order to vote for him as their Representative
in the Legislature of the suite! Is it in the name of
Henry Clay, and by virtue of the slaLlers and abuse
which, only a few months ago, he heaped upon our
principles, our candidates, and -our voters 1 He claims
the leadership of the Federal party of Bradford, and in
support of his claim is always foremost in reviling our
measures, and villifying and abusing our men. Does
he /appose that democrats have drank of the fabled Wa
ters, and forgotten the post! That the virulence and
nialignant denunciation which fell from his lips, as from
as exhaustion; fountain of muddy waters, upon the can
didates And principles of our party, have been blotted out
of our recollection! With overwhelming action, the de
• me4acy then repelled his insults and his slanders, and
we cell opts them, with united energy, now to repel his
insidibus encroachments upon their intelligence and in
tegrity.. 'By so doing, they will show to the world, that
they have a proper respect for themselves, and that they
are attached to the democratic party tram considerations
of duty and patriotism, too elevated and strong, to be
shaken by the smiles and sycophancy of the interested
and irtriguing demagogue. Every democrat
ou r iki in feel, and we trust does feel, a just indignation
at 4 iinpoeition attetopted tn. be. practiced upon
th`ein,Sti64: to foist most bitter and malignant reviler
oc,titeirfaitlt into , tbe!:egislatnre °id:testate; 'ahem from
14 high and Itonntaya elevation, he can pour. out a vile
.torzent.or abuse and denunciation apes the beads colour
and bladpind Administrations . •
Mahan! IA unfeeling manner in which tills officer
heitrisehitted thedatice of Sheriff, continues to heart.
f" en of in terms of the severest censure and cotidemnatiori•
by - the . gtent:tnua if the people, 'without distinction of
patty:' It to reported, on vcr eiwy g ood rantiaiiry, that
Diobb*hiiingheeit*ceton'idepeti; foi the; ut tiiree
yekllt.exilWi - in tarn itt ito be his for the nest ants, in
Col. Means ad Mr. Ayres.
." (.o'We have received.frem Mr. Psatse Alan, of
Sheshninin township, *a Statement of his busitiess trine.
actions with Min F.. Menna.- Mr. 'A. acoonipanies his
statement with a.request that we give it publicity. We
are well aware that the . publie mind its strongly opposed
to the appearance of personal affairs of this kind, just on
the eve of eliction, end after mature deliberation have
rome to the conclusion not to publish it until altettbat
'time. We think it proper to state now, that Mr. Ayres
makes this statement to the public for the,purposeof vin
dicating himself from the crime of feLehood, which he
says Mr. Means has repeatedly charged upon him. Mr.
A. is one of the most respectable CW=B of the county
arid belongs to the same political party with Mr. Means.
We cut the foregoing Paragraph from the last Brad.
Argus, in order to give our readers a specimen of the
measure* resorted to by " all the honesty" party. Now
if they hero gut any such statement as they lay they
have, why did they not publish it? Col. Means would
much rather It was placed at once before the public,
where he couldreadily explain any charges it may con
tain against him. than to have it surreptitiously withheld,
and, instead of the statement over Mr. A.s' signature, be
feet in this insidious manner, with an editorial article—
intimating that there is something very hunible behind
the curtain—too horrible for the Argus to publish. Oh
shame ! The truth is, there is nothing in the power of
Mr. Ayres to communicate, which would—if rightly un-
derstood—injure Col. Means, in the least, berm e the pub
lic ; and if Mr. Ayres has made any statement of his bu.
siness transactions, we believe it has been done at these
licitation of the editors of the Argus and' others of the
whig party, and when Obtained was found not to meet
their purposes. Hence it is suppressed, and the above
substituted in its place with the design to east a shade
over CoL Means' reputation, which a full statement of facts
by Mr. Ayres failed to i do, We saw from the very tenor
of the above paragraph. when it first appeared, that such
was the object, and in Col. Means' absence immediately
called on the editors of the Argus, and asked why the
article was withheld. One replied, (in the honesty of
his heart.) that "It wee not published, because they did
not think it would help their ticket." The other, more
crafty, raid," that they did not think best to publish it,"
We then offered, it they would let us basalt, to publish
it in our paper; as we would prefer to place the article
fully before the public, with CoL Means' explanation,
than to combat such insinuations. Hero we were met
by the reply " that the article was not at their disposal;
if Mr: Ayres said so, we might have it."
, Democrats ! such is the chicanery—the dishonesty—
the downright turpitude—of the party with whom you
are contending; aware that their principles are odious to
the people, and that their candidates cannot succeed in a
fair and : open contest, they thus seek to insidiously and
underhandedly throw doubt and distrust over the reputa
tion of our men. This has long been their mode of war-
fare, and we have no reason to hope that they will prove
themselves more honorable in this contest, than in those
which have preceded it. The men and the press which
would ruthlessly assail a FRANCIS R. SKUNK, or a
JAMES K. POLK, must be expected to throw air
arrows st Democratic candidates for county offices, even
though they be their neighbors; and men too, who among
their neighbors are above suspicion or reproach. But
like their malignant and puny efforts to tarnish the good
names of our worthy Executives—their unprincipled Man-
dens and inuendoes will fail, in this case, of doing harm
to any but those who set them afloat.
Another reason /for the suppression of the article of
Mr. Ayres, is the fact, that it would give the lie direct to
stories which some members of the whig party have been
freely circulating over the county. That Col. M. and
Mr. A. bad some misunderstanding about a "business
transaction," we believe is true, and that this misunder
standing has been distorted, misrepresented, and magni-,
fled beyond measure, by the whig electioneerea, isegual
ly true. Now, when they get Mr. A.'s statement, it fal
sifies all the hobgoblin stories which they have been so
industriously circulating. Here is a dilemma, If they
publish the estement,they must take back all the lies they
i have told, and swear " they never said any such thing."
So they and it best adapted to their purposes, to with
hold it and pot forth the insinuating artieleabove quoted.
Where Col. Means is known, or where the facts are
known, Cot. M. will not be injured, nor these falsehood.
or dark insinuations be for one moment believed. De
mocrats, be on your gnaw] ! Do not allow the wiles or
slanders of a common enemy,—a party who are striving
by every means they can devise, to defeat your candi
dates, and-overthrow your ascendancy in the county, to
allure you from the broad beaten and glorious path of De
mocracy. Let your watchword be, " The ticket, the
whole ticket, and nothing but the ticket."
Addison M'Kean, Esq.
This gentleman is presented by the democratic party
of the county as their candidate for Prothonotary, and it
is no more than justice to say that Mr. M'Kesn's busi
ness habits amply qualify him for a prompt and accurate
performance of the important duties of this office. His
character for integrity is unimpeached and unimpeacha
ble, and we are happy to know that Mr. NrKean has al
ways been faithfully true to thtpdemocratic party, and to
its principles. In the worst of times, and under all cir
cumstances, he has contributed his best exertionsjo the
sunlit!. of democratic candidates. His name is ists be
fore the people, fo,r one of the moat important offices in
their gift. it has been placed there by the regulardetion
of the Democratic Convention of the County, and it is
not saying too much fur hiro,that 1166 fully and honest
ly entitled to the support of every Republican voter.
In common with the rest of the ticket, Mr. M'Kettn is
receiving the cordial and united support of the party that
has placed him in nomination. This party ban never
been more united and enthusiastic in Bradford County
then now. Mr. McKean will theMfore be elected to the
office of Prothonotary, by a roost decided democratic vote,
and we rejoice to know that it is so, for it is a most im
portant office to the party, and the great body of the pea
-plc; and he will discharge its duties with integrity, faith-
fulness and ability.
LYMAN E. DEWOLF at, JACOB REEL,
are our candidates for Register & Recorder, & Treasurer.
Their integrity and ability is beyond all question. The
democratic party of the county aril rallying upon them
with their whole fame, and of their triumphant election
there is no'doubt. That they wilt command an unpre
cedented vote east of the riser, is beyond question, and
indeed, is generally admitted by their political opponents.
The vote which they will receive in their own section of
the county, where they are best known, is highly credit
able to theMselves, and to the peoyle with whom their
associations have been twat cline and intimate; and the
Republicans west, will alio giro to them a cordial and
The other democratic candidatesare also receiving the
entire and cheerful appport of the put, which has pla.
red them before the public. No better men could be
Coined in this county. to discharge the &theta their re
spective offices than Ashbei L. Crammer and Chiles
Homet. The proper spin'• is abroad, animating our
friends on to a certain and important victory!
Tait tisitrennun Mcmao.—We bike Oftindoo to
the prom:age of the Dentoetitie Meeting held it Smith..
field, ontlui 30th inst. That meeting witecositioned of
the staid, thinking and eolietenthil portion of thecoottan,-
nity, and their voice is. the • Ivies of truth and sober ro•
Beet on and is orer,entilied to ntepeet. ' ,
ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS !
• LawyerlJohn:C. Adams has pubbelY and
repeatedly declaied, that he would spend the
surnor one,.thensand dollars to defeat one_ of
the democratic candidates fot Representative:
And secure his own election. This shameful
dvelaraticin was 'made publicly. in front of the
Post office in this Borough, in the presence of
several of our repUtable citizens. What will
the voters of Bradford county say to this die.
graceful attack upon their integrity`? What
response will they make to Ibis open and
shameful declaration of Mr. Adams f That be
is to obtain a place in the Legislature, not by
high-minded and praise-worthy efforts—not
by his patriotism and ability to serve the peo
ple ; but he is to purchase his seat there, by
the base consideration of money. The people,
it seems to us, will be very likely to make the
inquiry, how Mr. Adams made' his money,
that he can thus afford to purchase at the ex
pense of one thousand dollars. a seat in the
Legislature of Pennsylvania. Men must make
their money easy, who can afford to spend it
thus freely. It must be large speculations that
will warrant such an outlay in politics, We
wonder how many farms in Bradford have
been coldly sacrifived tinder the hammer; to
justify this expenditure to elect himself Repre
sentative ? Mr. Adams will have to instruct
Sheriff Weston to strike down some other
farm, as he did that of Wm. B. Spalding's,
before he could go across the public square to
obtain the money to pay the interest. by which
a stay could have been obtained of one year.
This case of heurt/css specufaliou is already
pretty extensively known to the people of this
county ; but it is only one of the many instan
ces in which this would-be settler's friend.
Lawyer Adams; has wantonly and ruthlessly
speculated upon the mitifortunes of our honest
and hard working farm
How gross the insolli
dent this declaration of
how bold and impu
awy er Adams, that he
through the ballot box,
ania Legislature I Are
Irity ? We would re
to his native New En
would purchase his wa
to a seat in the Pennsyl
such his conceptions o
his ideas of public lute
commend him to return
gland, and place llimse
of some prudent and die'
enlighten hie mot I ee l
again comes forth upo
n the affairs of men, h
to appreciate public in
after some wholesome,
grate to this latitude, w'
a higher estimate of th
ism of Pennsylvaniansi
claim his intention of
i r integrity and patriot
than publicly to pro
urchasing with money,
public trust. We have
Adams is about to re
!eon at the bands of the
and we sincerely hope
4 1 it. Still, we think he
ngland and improve his
purity. The demo:
send hinf there, with
Old be at once admitted
and his morals timely
a bier and responsible
no doubt that Lawyer
reaction of Bradford ;
that he may profit by
should return to New p:
moral sense of publi
cracy of Bradford will
a certificate that he shot
into their free schools ` ,
taken care of.
on tour Guard !
The whigs are triumphantly exposed in their
attempts to deceive the people. A reaction in
the public - nind is very properly taking place
against them. Stung to desperation at the
prospect of defeat befoli.e them, it is pretty well
ascertained that a nets system of action has
been concocted and greed upon. So far as
the democrats have been able to ascertain, we
have reason to believe that a most Wiley and
extensive system of deaeption, fraud and false
hood will be promulgated and sent forth into
every neighborhood Olen it is 100 late to re
fute them by organelle, or through the press.
Stories to suit each' i particular section and
neighborhood, will be put in circulation. On
the river we are already apprised, that Mr.
Piollet will be represe nted as in favor of a
division of die county ] while in the West he
will doubtless he reprisented as opposed to it.
Our friends will remember,. that on one occa
sion there was printed at the federal office in
this Borough a FOROD paper, purporting to
be issued at the office of the Analyzer, at Troy,
for the purpose of influencing voters on the
division question. We should not be surpris
ed if a forged numberof the Star, a paper now
printed at Troy, shotild make its appearance
on the eve of this enaction. Let our friends
IdOk out for anything—the most daring and
astounding frauds. indeed, we have good
reason to believe that) such are in contempla
We are also well as
entitled to the fullest
will be distributed wi
Webb and John C.
presume that the na
dates will be united
forms upon other tic
friends to be on the
tickets. The object i
of Adams. with that
and thus chest the de
bitter opponent of tb
Let every democrat lc
votes. and especially
Lathes. See that the}
of John L. ,Webb ari
not one of them. unit
We would not unni
lie mind, but we wont
mocratic party, if
friends of the content
hoods tbat . Vve apprel
the camp oi the opal
nred, and from a source
iconfidence, that tickets
h the names of John L.
ants on them ; 1 and we
"es of the federal mind/.
• ith democrats in other
Item 'We caution our
nk out for these spurious
is to combine the name
1 . 3 every other candidate,
ocrats into electing this
it principles and party.
ok well to the ticket lies
he ticket for Represen
have on them the names
d Victor E. Piollet, and
d with John C. Adana.
cessarilv alarm the pub
dbe faithless Ao the de
e failed to - apprise our
lated frauds and false
nd are now maturing ,in
1. - • i
The best 'evidence of this gentleman's - merits
and sound temocracy. is the; virulence with
which - he iebelngpursued by the federal party
in this county. To defeat his election, Feder
alisM is coecentrating its whole force; ant to
this end 114 most disreputable meant are being
employed. l Every trick—every imposition
upon the ptiblic mind will be resorted to. In
the Westirn townships, Lawyer Adams is
represented as being the especial—nay the ex
elusive fdend of the Settlers. .They have
even danid to represent that John L. Webb,
Mr. Piollet's colleague on the ticket, was fa
voring the pretensions of Mr. Adams, and in a
secret plot, so carry the democratic settlers in
to his support. We have beard this at every
point ; and although taught by past experience,
that Federalism stops at nothing to effect its
purposes ; yet we confess our surprise at this
last and bold attempt to impose upon die intel
ligence of the People. It is true, that Feder
alists have evercharged democrats with being an
ignorant rabble; but we did not expect that
they would presume so far—that they would
trespass so openly upon the common sense,of
the Democratic party, as to assert that John
C: Adams would relieve by legislation the dis
tress of the settlers, and that John L. Webb
was in a conspiracy to defeat the political par
iv whose candidate he is, and that has gener
ously sustained him in other conflicts when
federalism plotted his overthrow and humilia
ting defeat. Where, after this, we ask, will
whiggery stop in its bold and impudent false
hoods and impositions?
We rejoice that this most infamous plot to
defeat Col. Piollet is now fully detected ; and
That we have it in our power to make such IM
expose of it as should make the blush of shame
mantle the cheeks of those who set on foot so
vile a scheme.
Mr. W ebb being compelled to leave home
for a short *Ulm and understanding the game
br the whig party, as also the improper liber
ties they were taking with his name, addressed
letters to his friends in various quarters, ad
vising them to be on their guard, and assuring
them that any representations made by the
whigs that he was favoring the pretensions of
Mr. Adams, were false. That he would soon
er fall with his party, in an honorable effort to
maintain the ascendency of its principles, than
to succeed himself, through a dishonor' ble un
derstanding and concert with the whigs. One
letter from Mr. Webb is in the bands of James
Harkness, of Springfield. This we have not
been able to get in time for publication, but we
refer the settlers to one published in this paper,
from Mr. Webb to Col. Barton. This letter
fully exposes the vile and infamous efforts of
the friends of Mr. Adams to deceive the honest
democratic settlers of this county.
f under the instruction
reet friend, who would
se, so that when he
the world to mingle
will know better how
grity, and the value of
Ii he should again,
moral discipline, emi
Let the rallying cry of the democracy be,
"the ticket and the whole ticket—no compro
mise will the enemy—no surrender of our
candidates." Our party stands upon the
broad platform of its principles, and of truth.
We ask for this letter, the perusal of every
democrat ; and especially of every democratic
seder in the West. They will learn from it,
the real feelings of Mr. Webb, and how basely
the federalists have belied him in their infa
mous representations, that he iavored the elec
tion of Lawyer Adams. If there is any feel
trigs of shame left with those who have set this
vile slander afloat, what must be their deep
mortification and self-abasement, when this
triumphant exposure of their infamous conduct
ttllv them in the face. When will federal
ism stop jts daring falsehoods and vile imposi
tions ? Whop will they learn to treat the
people with cerolorroinceriTand truth
" SEPTEMBER 26th. 1845.
6. cot. wps E. BARTON-7-141y Dear Sir: I
very much regret that I am compelled by cir
cumstances to be absent from the county for
the space of ten days or two weeks. I regret
it the more, because I fear that exertions will
he made to induce the Settlers to believe that
Col. Piollet is not their true friend. I desire
that you will take some pains to let my views
be known on the Land question, to those in
terested. and they are as follows, to wit ;
The question of Lands should in no way be
blended with politics. S'nould the two ques
tions be agitated together, it would be believed
by the Trifitees that it was a mere political
hobby, and this beltet once settled in their
minds, they would treat our applications
fur relief with both neglect and contempt.
Secondly, I Iknow the feelings and sympa.
thies of Col. fliotlet to be all in favor of the
Settlers, and abything which he' could do for
their relief, either in or out of the Legislature,
he will num cheerfully do.
Thirdly, I think the Land question should
not be telitated until after election ; it should
not be made the basis of political action, and any
attempts to make it so. cannot do any good, and
may e.to much hurt. Our friends are many of
theni not aware how much caution and pro.
deuce is necessary on this great subject. I
shall be home again before the election, and in
the mean time I wish you would see our friends
as extensively as possible.
'• Yours, truly, in haste.
J. L. WEBB."
•I L. PIOLLET.
MR. WEBB'S LETTER.
DEXtiCILiTIe RCTIZIrr--We plltabiled a few web
since, a prospectrui for this very valuable Democratic
monthly. We have tines received the September num
ber, and from a innsory penrsal we are prepared to pre
lims= it equal to any number which has been issued.
The late reduction in the price of the work, with the re.
formation of the postage,, aking The postage on it only
Bre and a ludf cents, now place it within reach of every
The Review is a 'Publication whiCh should form a por
of the literature °fever* democrat. 'Though strongly—
we might have said radically'—Demotritie„ in the pun•
epics it puts forth, and the doctrines inculcated ; it mill
bears* high !item? stamp, which makes it welcome to
every reader, whatever his politics/ predilections,
The September number Irons likeness of "Gen. Jack
in his laet Days,' which is admirable. The fee.
tins of the age; theta% the patriot, stem even told
the sufferings And sorrows of disease and old age, bear a
look of resignation. and resolve. •
JOHN L. WEBB, ESQ.
, At no previous time since the 'organization
or th e l eo unty. has a candidate been
for the, suffrages of the people, more eminently
worthy of their confulence and respect, than
the gentleman whose name heads this article.
Mr. Webb is to the maturity of his judgment.
He has had great and varied experience in the
affairs of life, and his held many and highly
responsible public stations, in all of which he
bag acquitted himself with integrity and ac
knowledged ability. A democrat from choice.
and beeause he understands the true principles
of !our free institutions, he has ever been one
of the most unyielding and efficient republi
cane ; always Maintaining with ardor and en
ergy', the doctrines and measures of the poilit
cal party to which he.is attached.
In presenting the name of Mr. Webb as a
candidate for the Legislature, the democracy
have consulted the highest good of the whole
people, and the interests of their own political
party. Since his nomination he has done all
that an honorable man and faithful democrat
could do. to secure the success of the entire
ticket. The base attempt of the whig party,
and of Lawyer Adams, to inflict injury upon
the character of Mr. Webb, to make him a
hypocrite and traitor, are triumphantly repelled
by the private and political fidelity of a long
life. We repeat, that this most infamous at
tempt to. impeach the veracity and sincerity of
Mr. Webb, by pretending that he was secretly
conniving with the settlers to aid the election
of Lawyer Adams, a bitter. and vindictive
federalist, is repelled by the letter which we
publish, as well as by the personal character of
Mr. Webb himself. H is own well established
reputation places him beyond the reach of the
dishonorable imputation which the Federal,
party have vilely attempted to bringtlptl his
Mr. Webb has been compelled to leave the
county for a few days ; but before leaving he
had heard with astonishment and indignation
this base effort to reflect up&n his political in
tegrity and character as an honest man. He
adopted at once the most efficient measures to
disabuse the public mind, and vindicate his
own reputation. • He came out over his own
signature in a letter to Col. Barton, expressing
his earnest anxiety for the election of Col.
Piollet.and his full confidence in him as a sin
cere friend of the Settlers—one who would
stand by their rights and interests under all
circumstances, whether in the Legislature or
out of it.
Never have the federal party been guilty of
more dishonorable. more infamous conduct.—
The vile and ignoble attempt to deceive the
settlers—the efforts to misrepresent 111r.Webb
as being in a plot to &feat his colleague—all
these disgraceful transactions are now fully ex
How exeeedinglY ridiculous this contempti
ble effort, to identify Mr. Webb with the
rankest federalism, in the person of Lawyer
John C. Adams. No member of our party
has received a largershare of federal abuse and
vilification heretofore, than John L. Webb.—
He has been the object of their most rancorous
malignity, and the theme of their vilest abuse ;
against all of which the deinocracy have gal
lantly shielded him, and borne him triumphant
ly through the fire of their bitter persecutions.
Yet now, federalism in its vile efforts to foist
Lawyer Adams upon the democratic voters of
Bradford, and impose upon the settlers of our
Western townships✓—claims John L. Webb as
secretly favoring Their designs. 0 shame!
where is thy blush,! The verdict of the peo
ple on the second Tuesday of October will be
terrible in reprehension of such conduct. They
will find that they hive calculated upon the
ignorance of the people — in vain ; and they will
also be adninnishid of the old maxim, that
" honesty is the best policy."
A part of the Game !
It is a part of the game of the federal party,
by falsehood, to shake the confidence of our
democratic friends in each other.
In the east, it-ii represented that the demo
crate of the west, are openly out , in opposition
to the whole or part of the ticket ; and in the
west they claim for the federal candidates a
large democratic vote in the wt. The object
of this system of falsehood, is to inspire if pos
sible, distrust among democrats, and hope of
success with the Whigs. To our knowledge
this game is being played off extensively and
We have been through the western town
ships, in which we spent some two weeks,
and we speak but what we know, when we
say that entire union and harmony pervade our
ranks io that section of the county. We as
sure our eastern friends that the strong demo
cratic towns of the west will give their full ma
jorities for the Whole ticket, We also are
happy to say to our western democrats, that
from information most certain and reliable,
they may depend upon having their efforts no
bly sustained by the eastern democracy. The
Ticket in the east will receive a full party vote,
not less we confidently believe than 200 of a
majority, which when united with the heavy
majorities of Durell, Ulster, Franklin, Albany,
Springfield, WClls, and Ridgbery, west, will
swell our majority to between 6ve and six hun
(1:1' LAWYER ADAMS ie boasting over the county
that he is to carry the Irish voters in his favor. Less
than a year ago, he wastibusing them in the vilest terms
—trying to excite our citizens against them, on *count
of their religious belief, and denotmcing them u "CAT
TLE," who were unfit to vote, or enjoy the high privi
leges and rights of American citizens. Yet this same
Mr. Adams is now fawning around the Irish for 'their
votes. Oh, consistency, thou art a jewel !
John F. Means is the democratic n t
,respcinsible office of Sheriff of Si
County.:.' His character as a generous,
and lugh.minded man, is si well km
the people generally. that it ,might see
necessary to say anything in vindicatio t
claim. upon their respect and con6det
Where Col. Means is known, he is esi
ed for his kindness, urbanity of
benevolence of feeling towards his fellm
We deem the democratic party fortui
this selection of their candidate for Shi
Col. Means is represented by his politi
ponents as!rich. It is true that he inbi
moderate patrimony, and it ie also a tt
yond controversy, that. with a compete,
his hands, he is not only just, but ger
in dispensing charities, and substantii
for those less fortunate than himsel
will discharge with fidelity"the high di
the station for which he is a candidal
with that fine feeling. and nice sense
racy which characterize the acts of 1,
minded and honorable man. It is them
siderations, at a tune when the tour
depressed arid the people will be in the
of that officer..—it is for these reasons,
have just cause to congratulate the
people upon the nomination of such a ic u
as John F. Means ; and it. is because of ha
peculiar fitness for the office in these hard
times, when benevolence of character are so
important, that we see the people all over the
county, in every township and in every neigh.
borhood, rallying so generally, and ,with to
much enthusiasm to his 'support.
In truth, we regard it already settled, the
Col. Means will be elected, and the only quer
tion, is the amount of his majority. Every de.
mocrat is up and doing.' The spirit of the par.
ty is fully aroused. The western township,
say, and they say with reason, that they will
come to the river with such a majority for Col.
Means, as no candidate for Sheriff in this cotsy
ty, ever before had. The democracy east of
the river are animated with the same laudable
We feel that it is entirely unnecessary to
make any further reference to the dishona.
rable efforts of the whig patty, to weaken pob•
lie confidence in the democratic candidate for
Sheriff. The character of Col. Means is eai•
nently above their assaults. He is shieldn
by public opinion and the high estimation:
which he is held by his friends.
I FACT FOR THE SETTLERS.
We have certain and positive information
that Lawyer Adams - is now engaged in nom,
pleting a purchase of a large body of Lanai in
this county, of the Bank of North America- - t-
We assert, and hold ourselves responsible fiir
the PROOP, that his partner in this purchase i i ii
now in the city of Philadelphia, for the piSt
pose of consummating the matter, by the lralls•
fer of the title. Lawyer Adams, we understand,
learning that this fact has become known, is
denying its truth. We repeat, that what we
have said is true to the letter. Lawyer John
C. Adams has become one of the Land.holders
of Bradford county. What will the Settlers
of Western Bradford now think of this man's
hypocritical pretensions of friendship for them!
While Lawyer Adams is out professing to be
the settler's friend, he is negotiating with the
Bank of North America for the purchase of
their homes ; thus speculating upon their hard
SHERIFF WESTON AT WORK.
This poor man's friend is engaged in some
handsome work during the present campaign.
A few days since, with a heart overflowing
with sympathy for the poor man, this high•
minded officer had the hardihood to approach
Abraham Taylor, a highly respectable demo
crat of Herrick, and in the name of Win. S.
Dobbins, promise him. tint he should be depu
ty Sheriff, if he would take hold for Dobbins
and the rest of the Federal ticket. Yes. JOHN
N. WESTON, high Sheriff of Bradford.
county dared to insult a respectable democrat
with so vile a proposition! SHAME, thr.
the first officer i$ the county. should descend
to such ? infamous work. But the man who
would strike doWn to John C. Adams - upon
speculation, one of the most valuable farms in
the county (W. B, Spalding's) while he knew
that Mr. Spalding's friend had gone across the
street to raise the money, so as to . pay, the in•
terest, and thereby procure a stay of sale for
one year, Will not hesitate at anything, espe
cially to serve the poor man's friend Wm. S.
LIST OF LETTERS, remaining in the Post.Of•
fire at Ridgebety, Sept. 30th.
Coleman S do Co Odell G G .
Strong W H
Mouselusan F. Halstead S W
Mandeville W G. 'Bench A G
Klima 8 2
Whipple D G
McAfee V .1
20 PIECES, of plain SEM Silk Warp Alps
from throo shillings, to one dollar per yid ,
tue sale by - C. Baal.
998 BUSHELS of Timothy and FIa:SEED'
wanted in o:change for goods. at
Oct. 8. REED'S
coguattuusta Gal ti1a32 22
DR. J. N. SUMNE R. is again in Towanda, 121
will attend to all cello in the line of his profw
awn. He is staying at I. H. Stephen's He4el, ,
would be pleased to have his friends.call alai, 0
time is limited to a few weeks.
Towanda, Oct. 4, 1845. -
Brown R 8
Clerk A & Co
Sample D 8
Brown R J
Coolttangh R .1 2
J. BURT, P. Y