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tree 8011, Free Speech, Free Men
"radians for Fret Territory.
E.. 0. GOODRICH, EDITOR
Towanda, Saturday, October 9, 1852
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- Democratic Nominations.
OEN. FRANKLIN PIERCE,
07 NLW ttaltrlill RE•
run rzer PRESIDENT,
WILLIAM R. KING.
VIM CANAL enstlittsatomEn.
W3L 11101PRIN.4, of Washington Co.
GI. W..,WoopTutlittl,•of ILuzerne-Co
HON: CALI:SIM A. (ROW, or SC,QI.7I7II4SNA
WILLIAM E BiatroN. op SmattriELD Tv et ,
JOHN PASSMORE op Rt•nll
ISAAC A. PARK, or HERRICE
son At IT6II,
WILLI NI H. P EC K, rimy Ronovili
Democrats of Bradford County.
The present condition of affairs in this entirety,
presenting, as they do, a marked and wide contrast
to the condition at the country under a Democratic
administration of the government, calla loudly upon
every true Democrat, every roan who has the best
good of the country—the whole country—at heart,
to use every exertion to wrest the reins of govern
ment from the grasp of Gatphin cVhiggery, nhich
has too long led and fattened on the spoils of a
plundered Treasury, and place them in the hands
of those who will administer the government in an
economical manner, protect every interest and
every section, and give permanence arid stability
to our free and glorious instittrions. The difference
in sentiment between the two great parties, though
kept studiously in the back ground by our °ppm
nerds, is as broad and deep as ever. A National
Batik, out opponents are pleased to say, is an obso
lete idea. But have we any assurance that, if sue.
eessful in the approaching contest, they would not
attempt to charter a great " Fiscal Agent," or a
mammoth moneyed institution under Lome other
name, to exert an_influence on the future destiny
of our country I They do not now, as once they
did, assert in eo many words that "a National debt
itle national .blessing," but from the manner in
which the Treasury has been plundered since the
whigs have administered the government, we are
irresistably led to the belief that it is yet a cardinal
tenet in their political creed.
The signs of the times, however, clearly it dicate
the approaching triumph of the indomitable De
mocracy. Every breeze whispers words of encour
agement and hope to them, but of defeat to the
Whip. This is truly ercouraging and should ani
mate every Democrat with renewed hope—with a
fixed determination• to use every effort to swell the
tide of victory. It behooves every Democrat, there
fore—every man who has the ow of his country
at heart, and who .believes that the measures and
policy of the Democratic party are best calculated
to promote the welfare and stability of the Union,
to labor diligently for its .success. Democrats of
Bradford county, will yen not do so I
It is all important that we should elect our State
ticket. it we do this by a handsome majority—
such an one as the Old Keystone can and should
Pvex --it will not only render the State secure for
ierce and King, but will encourage and cheer our
friends in the other States. We can do this it we
only work. Let every man consider himself a vigi
lance Otrimittee, and use every effort toget out the
voters. Let no man sleep on his post. Bradford
county has always been considered a reliable De
mocratic county. Shall she lose this proud distinc
tion t It tests with the Democraat of the county to
answer this question. Our opponents have a thor
ough and efficient organization, and are diligently
canvassing the county. They are using every means
to create disorder and division among the Demo.
Bat it may be urged that the. election of coon!) ,
officers is another matter—that no principles are in.
volved—and it is a. matter of comparatively little
moment. Weovill answer these objections by quo.
ting Vhig authority. The Whig organ in Butler
county says :
" it we waste the strength and destroy the little.
ewe of our own patty by casting our votes for the
()position eanditla:es, LOCAL or otherwise, we
may battle on till Doomsday, and still have seem.
The United States Gazette, the great gun of
Whigge:y in Philadelphia, says :
" There can be no hope of a party in a national
canvass, that is rut sufficiently organized to GAIN
LOCAL VICTORIES, and those who think lightly of
firty efforts for municipal purposes, ought not to ex.
eft prim success for national objeds!
Democrats bear these Oximets in mind. Our tick.
et has been fairly nominated, the cantlitlates are un
exceptionable man, and will compare favorably, in
point Mohan:rater and ability, with thElir opponents.
There is nothing to gain by refusing to support
them, but, as we have shown above, every thing
to lose. We trust, therefore, that our Democratic
brethren will lay aside all personal feeling, (of any
they have) and roll op a good old fashioned Demo
cratic majority in Bradford county. - It can be done.
Wtf a-k again shall it be clone
, Tat At. or lone M. Iluntkvott —The Supreme
Court, held at Cortland last week, denied the ma.
lion to remove the trial of John M. Thurston to an
other county. It is therefore probable that the trial
wdl come on in the latter part of November next,
in Owego, although no definite time has been de;
Vaal aeon, as we learn from the Gazette.
We cannot too strongly urge upon our Demeerat•
is friends the necessity of an active and energetic
support of all the candidates on our county ticket
Let every one remember that our motto is J-Ipriri
cipktnot man " As it is impossible for alt to oe
grated in the seleCtion of candidates we adopt the
delegate syetem, ate , the, most democratic, and - the:
onebeat calculated to unite the action of the party
upon our candidate for each office, and in doing so,
there mine oitourse, and of necessity, be a sacri
five to some extent of personal preferences to pre
serve union of strength Hence, it is the duty of
the delegates, when they assemble in convention,
to pursue a s) stem of conciliation ; otherwise their
deliberations would be characterized by discord, and
resell in dieurrionolistraction, and deleC`t ; mud thew
enable our enemies to strike a blow, a hich would
defeat our candidates and prostrate our republican
When a county ticket is formed, as it now is, to
the harmonious action of the convention of dale.
gates, composed of men who maintain and advocate
tree republican principles, it certainly becomes the
duty, and should be.the pleasure of every one who
professes the name 01 Democrat—who is governed
by the principles .he professes, to give the, whole
ticket his (thee, let , ardent and undivided sopped.
In slMit let every democrat go to the polls with
this motto for his guide: Ustign we STAN D•.-
DIVIDLD WE FALL ;" and with a determination to
sustain the principles of his political faith ; then.
when the battle is ended and time victory won, he
will be able to•mingle in the leelings of general joy,
with the trien.'s of Democracy, ins complete and
glorious it itimpli over his enemies.
Votes! Totes !
We have printed a large supply of tickets for the
Democratic candidates, and our friends from their
re.pective township' are requested, as they have an
'ppo trinity, to call at our office, and see that their
districts are well provided.
We would call the attention of Democrats to the
importance of having their supply of tickets cut and
folded, and tied up in proper sets, each bundle to
contain the whole ticket to be voted for from Canal
Commissioner to Auditor. The number of condi.
dotes makes this absolutely necessary, and we trust
some Democrat in every district will see that it is
done By adopting this plan the vote will be more
uniform, and the success of our whole ticket more
certain Whereas, by distributing tickets loose,
some are lost, ot unintentionally omitted.
0c.7• Our neighbors, of the Bradford Argus, take
n 4 to task for copying an'article from the Pentisyf
vanior, which they assert, is a tissue of lies. We
were not aware of copying an article from the Penn.
sylcanion for years, and if we have been guilty of
so doing, it was unitetentionkl. That paper bas
been for_some time so given to lying, that we have
been very careful not to republish any of its arti.
cues—and lately it has become such a weakly,
emasculated, silly concern, that we have Jell, in
common with the Democrats of the State, a feeling
of shame that the Hopeful proprie'or should attempt
to claim for his puerile a'nd silly sheet, the proud
position of the organ of the Democracy of a State
so high in the rank of confederacies as Pennsylva
The Peausy/vinian '.er FORNE4 . B management
vr4 to our taste bad enough, but it certainly had
some claim to a character for usefulness and ability,
and was, when it was not al sorbed in advocating
Mr. Buchanan's fortunes, a powerful aid to the ad
vancement of Demccratte principles. Now, that
paper is a bye-word and reproach—a subject at de
rision by our toes, and of intense disgust to the
Democ7 4 tic party. Its flatulent and feeble pro.!uc
lions are no advantage to the Democratic cause,
and its views and knowledge of the party in the
State, sre most lamentably contracted and deficient.
We advise Mr. Hors, if he has any reputation as an
editor to lose, to retire tram a position lie has neith.
er the ability nor the intelligence to fill—both tor
his own 'credit, and for the wellare of the Demo
cratic party of the Commonwealth
TWA 511:181CAL WORLD AND Times, for Saturday,
Sept. 25th, contains an unusual variety of useful
and inielesting matter ; among which are a Letter
from Barnum in'relation to the money •he and Jen
ny Lind made; an interesting accouut of Church
Music in Holland, by Lowell Mason ; a Letter from
Paris about Madame Sontag's astonishing feats of
vocalism, with specimens of some of the chromatic
impossibilities that she surmounts ; four .pages of
choice Vocal snit Instumental Music; Musical Re
views and Musical News, and an excellent selec
tion of vet, readable miscellaneous strides. The
Musical World 4. Times is published every Satu-day,
at 257 Broadway, New York, for $ a year in ad
vance ;—two copies ers ; five copies SIO. The Mo.
60 it yearly gives would alone cost 625, if purchas
ed at the stores : and its Musical Instruction, Criti
cism and General MiAcellany are exceedingly val.
uable. To give additional spice and variety to their
journal, the publishers have secured the exclusive
services, of the celebrated anonymous writer so
a Weiy known as FANNY Fans, whose very made:
ble articles have created such - a stir in literary cir
cles, and have been copied far and wide. Address
Dyer & Willis, 257 Broadway, New York.
LETTER TROD! EX-SENATOR BENTON —Hon. Tho
mas H. Benton publishes in the National fritelligen
cer a letter of considerable length, addressed to the
people of Missouri, ir. favor of the construction of
his great plan of a central road from St.' Louis to
California, and in opposition to the Garay grant and
appropriations for naval steamers• He contends
that a war, or even a - quarrel, with Mexico, in re
gard to the Garay grant, would ben thing on all ac.
counts to-be deplored, and pronounces said grant
"fraudulent and defunct." Less than one•tenth
part o!the annual SUM now squandered upon ocean
stew sere, he says, would open a wagon way from
the frontier of Missouri to California, which could
be finished, with three hundred laborers, in one
year, and made passable for stages in twenty days.
HEADS AND HEARTS; OR 11T BRATIITR ?RE COLO
NEL. By the author of " Cousin Cecil," the "
ser's Daughta,"&c. This will be bound a work of
great interest and power. he character is fully ex
plained by its title. The narrative is vividly told,
and the interest sustained to the clo,e. The pub.
lishers have presented it in a neat and elegant forth.
DeWitt and Dlvenport, publishers, New York.
The above work is for sale by Dr. Ponta, at his
Drug Store, who hue also_ received Harper's Maga.
Sine for October, some days in Ovum of the
month of rublication.
Warning . .
We asset took occasion on the eve of an elec.
lion to warn the democracy of king bud bitli and
atm, bat we found afterwards the caution to be
seasonable. ' •
It is the game the enemy are accustomed to play
ing. These lying handbills, and newspaper extras,
generally contain matter intentionally withheld un
til it is too late to be refuted before the election.—
They are often 'industriously (simulated at the polls,
the statements which they contain ate sometimes
accompanied with forged affidavits to give them
credit. We put our friends upon their guard against
with imposition. It will undoubtedly be attempted.
Their unseasonable appearance, and the hands that
circulate them ought to stamp them with falsehood
We care not for the stories our enemies may circa
late against our candidates, if they will only do it
in time for us to refute them.
'Oman ox.Jetinn Mama List —We learn with
sincere regret, from a telegraphic despatch, that
Judge MACFARLANE died at Hollidaysburg on Mon
day last, from the effects of injuries received at his
brass foundry, by the falling of a heavy casting op.
on him. The antortenate gentleman was immedi
ately removed to his residence, end every draft
made for his relief, but he expired in less than an
hour. The deceased tvds widely known and uni
versally esteemed. He was the proprietor and etli.
tor, of the Keysicme, published at Harrisburg ; a pro.
minent member of the Sons of Temperance ; and
the Grand Warden of the Grand Lodge 01 the Inde
pendent Order of Odd Fellows of Pennsylvania.
Some of the whig papers have opened their bit
teries °I slander and detraction upon Judge WOOD•
WARD with as much bitterness and malignity at.
though the result 'of the election depended upon the
number and amount of libels and venom that could
be heaped upon him. We are glad to see, how.
ever, that the more honorable portion of the whig
p ress repudiate this disgraceful species of electiot
eering, and award to Judge Wouowa RD correct prin
ciples as a man, talents of the highest order and
abundant capacity His personal integrity and abili—
ty as a Judge, *nen the most unscrupulous do not
venture to impeach.
The charge of Notivt.ma is re vamped and press
ed upon the people by the presses first referred in.
notwithstati.ting nis repeated denials that he ever
entertained or expressed the sentiments imputed to
him, and in the face of the fact that in 1845, at the
time of his defeat tar [Mated States Senator, he could
have been elected if he had not deliberately and in
strong terms repudiated all affinity with or sympa
thy for the principles and of jests of the Nativist
members of the Legislature With their votes he
would have been elected, yet he scorn. d to cna•
testa with :hem ! What stronger evidence could
mortal man give of determined opposition to die
sentin erns imputed to him ? Yet reckless and on
principled partisans persist in imputing their. to
The speech Ton which the charge of Nativism
against Judge Woonwinu is based, mid which is
repotted in the printed .debates of the convention,
was repudiated by him, in the convention, the mo
menu his attention was called to it Having been
charged during a discussion in the conventi o n with
having uttered the language imputed to him,
Judge Wootswarte said • he did not wish to be
slandered by any reporter or misrepresented by any
member on this floor, and he a ould not allow gen
tlemen to impute measures and sentiments to h i m
which dirt not belong t 0 firm. He said he never
did propose to exclude the ft.reigners now in the
country, from political poi/lieges rite those uho
should at any time hereafter come 16 the country
He presumed the gentleman alluded to an amend- -
mem offered by tom in eelllfelllloll at Harrist.o.4.
Thai was an amendment to a pmposition mode by
the gentleman from Chester, (Mr flmnia-.) -ng
gesting an inquiry into the expediency of exetutliog
foreigners altogether front our sail. and d i e ~,,, mot
of it was to give the proposed triquiry a diner en. di.
reetton (nun that proposed by the gentlemen from
Chester. The 'alto-Mon 1.1 the gentleman t wo ,
Chester being withdrawn. Mr. Woodward exptturt•
ed that he withdrew his arbeitrtmetti The L:eorle,
malt from the county. (Mr. Earle) should house
represented him correctly on tlir. subject it he un.
derstnod it, and if he did not tutderstar,d it, he should
hair informed himself before he spoke of it."
The speech r'nnuted to him by the reporter was
a vile caricaque. The reporter to that convention
was an English alien, a bigotie.:, malicious :;:sfr••F!.
jai, whose haired of democrats, and especiaily of
the young and talented men of that party in the
convention, war so intense that a lair report of their
speeches by him was never expected by them. On
the occasion referred to, all the members of the
convention well know that Judge Woonwaan did
not speak ten minutes, whereas the speeeh imput
ed to him would have occupied the beet part of an
This slander has been made to answer its pur
pose heretofore, and we hope will receive such a
quietus at this time as will consign it forever to the
vile doom it deserves. The editors who re-pro
duce it do so with a full knowledge of the fact that
it is a base anti unmitigated calumny, a branded ,
slander, a malicious libel, upon as honorable and
ure a man as the Stale contains.
Why is it that such an able, brilliant, upright,
and honest hearted man as lodge Wooawaan is
acknowledged to be by all who know him, is so
perseveringly hunted down with fiend like ferocity
by the vampires who have dogged him day by day
from his entrance upon public life to the present 1
Conscious of his own integrity, and relying with un
doubing faith upon th,e in elligence of the people
and the tinyieldnig Icre of justice which character
ises them, he has scarcely ever evert noticed his
traducers or stooped to make formal replies to their
falsehoods and their slanders. He pertained his
enemies (and their enmity conk! arise only from
envy) to traduce, and libel, and persecute him, till
the vengeance of devils might well have been glut
ted, without deigning to notice them in any man
ner, or to fling them up, as he could have done, to
public condemnation and scorn That the mabg
nem attacks so unsparingly made upon, him sunk
deep into the recesses of a kind heart find highly
sensitive disposition, we well know ; and we know
equally well that very often he used all his endeav
ors (and too often successfully) to restrain his ar
dent personal friends from meeting his persecutors
lace to face, with an is eye for eye, tooth for tooth,"
and knit.) for knife. While that Christian spirit
which teaches that we shall do good to those who
persecute us has ever actuated him, it has never
softened the point of the poisoned dagger or lighten ,
ed the blow aimed at him. Why he is matte the
constant object of slander, vituperation and perse
cution, we never cou:d devine. In point of intel
lect and brilliant abilities, he towers far above the
generality of men, and as regards integrity of pur
pose and rectitude of intention, the base I n a li gners
who follow his every step with their slanders, their
hatred and ikeir violence, 410 not dare to impeach
him or utter a breath of suspicion. ff he hail co n ,.
mined an offence for which they could hold him
responsible, they might well feel that at this day
they could forgive hint, but the absence of sackee
cuse for their condom seems only to embitter them
and whet their appetites for calumny. But what-
ever the rerasnn for this Imparalleled rancour, Oc
tober will prove that the pen* appreciate intlge
Woonwann as well as his slanderers, and that they
will vindicate an - honest an able man from foul,
magnatit and unwarranted aspersion,--Seystone.
co' , . A gentleman, who has for sometime past act
ed with the whig party, celled on the editor of the
Pennsylvanian the other day and authorized him to
say that he has $5,000 to bet even up, that General
Scott will not be elected President in Nov.
Ma. Minos t The Committee reentlyappoint.
e 4 by the. Temperance Conveationto ascertain the ,
v t iews of the several candidates, nomi a ted for the
Office of Representa t ive,: - on the a bject of the
Maine Law," hivinitperformed tbelr task and re
* ived a reply from each Of the candidates now in
t e field. avail themselves of the'eariiestopportuni
t to submit their cnrrespoodeace to' the ptiblio
t rough the columns of your paper.
ours. .5.e.; -
. 111 BOOTH; -
i P POWELL.
Towssns. Spt. 14, 1852.
Drum Brat The undersigned ha 'e been appoint
ed a Committee by the friends" of Temperance, in
This Countyiessembled'ir(convention to in terogate the
candidates nominated hy all partici for the- cake
Of Representatitrts to the State Legislature, in re
gard to their views of a measure wh ch the Conven.
lion deemed of vital importance to t e interests of
In discharge of this dutY. we beg, to inqu re
of you, whether, in ease at your eie clan to the of.
lice for which you have been nominated, you will
vote for a law, similar in ehantetee to the "Maine
Liquor Law," prohibiting the manufacture and sale
of intoxiCatifig Bettor. in this Cominonteealth, and
whether you will exert all your inuence in good
faith to procure the enactmentof so h a law ?
Your answer to the above is del i ed at your ear
liest convenience, and when receiv d will be pub
lished together with this letter in the Several pa
,pers of the county.
Your ob't servant..
Mayotte-fox, Sept. 20, 1852.
Ortretsrasr r Yours of the IRh inst., is before me.
l am very much gratified in having an opportunity.
through your inquiry, of making a public declare.
tion of my opinion's upon a subject of so much im
The fads. that f some three years since, abandon
ed the sale of intoxicating drinks, Affords a practi
cal illustration of my opinions. lam free to say.
that I am fully persuaded that it is a high obli gation
resting upon alt, to employ all means ti) banish in
toxicating drinks from among us. and thus extermi.
nate the evils of intemperance.
1 do not hesitate to say, acting upon my own re
sponsibility as a citiien, that I would vote for any
law that would produce the desired effect. But in
the capacity of Representative, I consider myself
bound, regardless of my own opinions, to rang out
the expressed will 6f my constituents tb the 'utmost
of my ability.
EAST Surrnrizzn,Bept. 20, 1852.
Gmtviztors : I have the.honor to acknowledge
the receipt of your letter of the 14th inst., propound
ing certain interrogatories in regard to the support
of what is termed the •' Maine Liquor Law," in the
event of my election to the Legislature. Having
been put in nointntion for the Legislature by the De.
mocracy of Brddlord County agreeably to party
usage, while I feel bound to respect all properly
recognized party claims. I am also free toacknowl
edge the legitimate rights.of the citizens to know the
views and opinions generally of any individual who
is a candidate for representative trust.
I hold in common with the great Democratic par
ty, (of which lam an humble member) that the
RepreSentatiie under our system of government, is
essentially the agent of the people, the constituent
power; and that, of consequence, it is clearly his
duty to carry out the known or expressed will of his
constituents. Holding these opinions I shall, of
course, if elected to the Legislature of Pennsylva
nia. comply with the expressed will of a majority
of the people of Bradford county on all que-tions.or
resign the trust with which I was clothed bark info
their hands. Intemperance is unquestionably a cry•
ing evil. and. whether in Legislature or out alt. it
will be my pleasure as it is clearly the interest and
duty of all, by precept and example, to promote the
cause of temperance—the hest, the highest interest
uf humanity demand it. Men, however, of acknowl
edged intelle. 1. of accredited purity ofcharacter and
of purpose, differ, honestly, as to the best means of
promoting this benevolent object; but when the
people (an ascertained majority of them) make an
expression to their Representatives in the Legisla
ture un any question, the Representative has no
choice, but Is bound by every consideration of duty
to carry out the popular trill
Your oh% servant,
W. E. BARTON.
' NOT, Sept. 18
GIN:TU:3IEN : Yours of the 14th inst., w s duly
received. Recognizing as I do. to the fullest extent
your right to interrogate candidates upon any sub
ject on which they may properly be called to act, if
elected, I take grvea• pleasure in replying to your
questions. I may be permitted to say, that so far
as I am known by my fellow citizens of idiadford
county, there can exist no doubt as to my opinions
and feelings upon the subject of your inquiries. As
a citizen, I am in favor of a prohibitory law similar
in character to the Maine Liquor Law, and, if thro'
the partiality of the people, I should be selected to
represent their interests at Harrisburg the ensuing
winter, I should vote for such a law, and exert my
el torts to procure its passage,unless restrained by
the expreared will of a majority of my constitients,
Be pleased, gentlemen, to convey to those whom
you represent, and accept for yourselves, my best
I remain your ob't servant,
E. B. PARSONS
Gs:crimes:l : In consequence of absence from
home, your note of the 14th inst., did not reach
me until afew days since : this will account for
what would otherwise seem a tardy reply. •
In the discharge of your duties as a committee of
friends of Temperance, you make of me the inqui..
ry " Whether, in case of my election to the office of
Representative, I will vote fora law similar in char.
aster to the " Maine Liquor law." prohibiting the
manufacture and sale of inioxicatinz liquors in this
Commonwealth. and whether I will ex ert
, all my in•
Atmore in good faith to:procure the enactment of
suck a law."
I am unwilling, gentlemen, at this time and with•
out a more careful and thorough inquiry into the
bearings and effects of the proposed measure, to
pledge myself unqualifiedly to its support. lam
far from being well informed as to the condition of
public opinion upon this interesting and important
subject. Is the public mind of our state fully pre.
pared for the enactment of such a law as you pro.
pose! Will the cordial and hearty cooperation of
our people give efficiency and:force to the prompt
and rigorous execution of the law ? To my mind
these are important inquiries, upon which every
prudent and &sweet legislator would desire to be
well informed, before acting final!) and decisively
upon this subject. Respect for, and a cheerful obe
dience to the laws, is one of the main pillars in . the
edifice of a Republican Government. We have no
standing army to execute oar laws ; they rest, for
support upon the public opinion—the assent of the
ereat body of our people. The example of a law
habitually and openlyvielated, not by a few -only,
but by the many of our citizens. is most pernicidas. It
breeds contempt and disrespect for all law, and
encourages the vicious and evil disposed in its
wanton and frequent violation.
How much, therefoie, the measures yon propose
might accord with my private lodgment and feel
ipgs, yet as a Representative, entrusted with the
high duty of enacting taws, I would be desired to be
assured of thesouthi and healthy condition of the
public sentiment of our State upon this subject, be
fore giving my vote to enact into a law the measure
I am fully aware that a man in my position is
able. to have hisutotives roisunierstood and misrep
resented. Yet at the hazard of this, I will venture
to suggest that the character of a man is a better
guarantee for the fidelity of his official conduct, than
the pledges of candidates for office. The latter are
too often forgotten or disregarded, when interest or
caprice prompts to their violation.
Your OA servant,
Soma, Sept 23, 1852
While perfeellf willies to makelinoiiii iff.optud
ions upon any and every !object of public Intermit,
,at the•call of any portion of My fellow citizens,
yet ais upon my:lutOwn .principles as tipartillta,
and obanteter atrii man , ' that I expect to stand - or
fall at' the approaching election.
Your ob't servant--
: Free Demlcratk Convention.
• Pureuant 'notice,. a Free %mitered°
Convention was held at the Court House in lowan..
ita on Saturday, September 25, 1852:
• John E.
Ocidgewaschosen President, Jeremiah kilmer and
Albert Lent, Vice President,a.J..Wamer and Hen
ry Patterson, Secretaries.
. The folloreing'deelanstion ol principles was sub.
milted, and elter a free discussion, was unanimous
ly adopted : .
I. All men are created Free and. Equal. ,
2. The right of sell-ownership is inherent, and
6nattenable in all.
3. Mule analaveMent of any portion of the hu
man family is inherently wrong.
4. Each individual, unconvicted of-crime, bass
naturel right to a portion of the earth'e surface._
5. Civil Government is of Divine - appointment,
and in; rightful authority is vested in the mass of
the people: Its Ireemission is to protect, preserve
and - secure the - natural' and equal rights of all, and
to prevent and punish, crimes.
6 To buy and sell freely in all the markets of the
world, lithe natural right of alt. The restriction or
infringement of the right by government is unwise
and unjust and oppressive
7. Honesty and economy require the expenses
of Government to be defrayed by direct taxes, lev
ied upon the principle 01 the ability of the pay
8. Land-Monopoly is a most widespiead arid fruit
ful source of oppression end misery, The public
lauds should be deviated free in reasonable quaint.-
'des to actual settlers
9. Flomsetead Exemption, and no ejectment un
til betterments are paid for.
10.. Abstinence from intoxicating drinks and from
turnishing facilities for mainifactermg and ?int:titling
site sante, should be a test 01 KI I character in all
candid:dee fur office
It. Ls;iter postage prepaid and two' cents for all
12. High salaries are the root of evil which of.
trimmest pierce the vitals of the public servant.
13. War, as an arbitrament .ol national differ.
ences, is the spawn of barbarous ages characteris
e tie of the iiifirlelity and heathenism of those who
engage in it. It should be repudiated at mice and
f 4. Ametican Slavery is an outrage on the, unali
enable nettle of man—a violation of all Law—in
every sense and in every hum illegal and unholy
,sain unmitigated evil which is constantly preying
upon the vitals sit the Uliioll Its immediate and
unconditional abolition and extinction is ilim.ted
ed by every sentiment of tan. DEMOCRACY, Of
PATRIOIIS3I and of CHRISTIANI [v.
15. Slavery is the paramount question °film age,
both in the Church and in the State, arid there can
be no neutral ground He that is hot confessedly
anti practkilay against it, must be for it It is the
gigantz national sin of our country, on account of
which we are receiving national chastisements and
these chastisements must commune to be received
With increasing severity, until the sin is put away
by national and individual repentance.
16. This nation, while it holds in abject bondage
millions ol its own people, acid boasts of ate being
" the freest government on earth." " a refuge dir
toe oppressent of all viaticum," " the moderrepublic,"
&t: , is bet following in the footatepa (tics
rnuus predecessors, the Aristocracies, the Monarch
ies and Despotism of the old world.
• 17. The Fugitive Slave Act of 1793, and more
especially that of• 1850, should be expunged from
the Statute Baud: of the Unveil States. They are
null and void, being plainly contrary to menial jus
tice, and palpably unconstitutional and subversive
of the rights of man All who volutitarially aid ni
their eliecutirm are eu try of treason to Freedom, to
Humanity and Fraternity.
SB. Any political patty in our country that does
not array itself °genii and unqualifiedly against S e
very, gird seek Its tieSIRICIIII by all reatonable arid
rightful means, is neither Whig nor Democrat, is
neither Republican nor American ; hut us, and of
necessity must be, pro-slarcry and TORY its char.
19. The Revolutionary struggle,the Declaration ol
Independence, and the early acts oh the Govern
ment furnish unmistakable and outstanding evi
donee that the limn-great men of the nation, South,
as well : as North, regarded Slavery- as a disgrace, a
sin and p curse, arid that they desired its speedy and
20. Those who framed, and those who ratified
the United StateaConstitution . designed by-it, ei her
to carry out into practical operatio,n the self evident
truths of the Declaration of Independence, or else to
contravene and annul them; it they designed the
former, as we firmly believe they did, the govern
ment should be so administered as to secure the
natural rights of all who live under it ; but if they
designed tins latter, : 1 ;hen are we bound to obey
our living God, rather titan our dead lathers."
21. Perish all pretended laws and conatirmions,
all false usage and precedents, that tolerate the
enslavement of any portion of the human family.
Down with any Government, or party in it, that will
lift up one man and tread down another
22 Every cause, every reason, and every argu
ment, justifying the organization of the Free Soil
party in 1848, have not only not ceased to exist,
but have been constantly increasing in power and
intensity. The compromise measures of Congress.
and the impious Baltimore Conventions and Plat.
forms, have left the citizen rulers of the Republic
no alternative but to "strike for freedom or the
grave,"—no alternative but to sink their manhood,
or cease to co-operate with the old parties of the
23. The Free Sod Democrats of this Dicirict,
cording to party usage, are in no wise bound to
support Pierce and King, because they were not
represented in the Baltimore Convention.
24 We approve of the nommation of Hale and
Julian, and we will use all reasonable means to
secure their election.
25 We earnestly recommend the frienla of free
(km to call met tings in every thsnact. and aainve
and re-agitate and agitate pgain amid Bailin and
attain, the shivery questien. albeit the Democrats
have said they will " resist." and the whigs. that
they dn.:countenance" all such agitation
The Cayenne:a then nominated the following
Judge of the Supreme Court —W M. M. STE
VENSON, of Mercer Co.
Canal Commissioners...JONAS WYMAN, of
Conigneas—GEO. F HORTON.
GILES M DEWOLF.
On motion the Presideir appointed G F I-Jor
ton, Jeremiah Kilmer, A C. Hitimen, and Miles
Carter, to act as a Financial anti Executive Cmn
mittee for the meanies year,
Resolved: That the proceedings of Mini Convention
he published in the Bradford Repose,, Bradt - fed
Arens, and Other papers of this Congressional Dis.
triet, and in the National Era
The Convention then adjourned.
(Signed by Officers.)
trir- Tickets for the County to be had at Dr
Carters at Towanda.
0:, Etre Cuir.nase BORNED - TO NAT'L-TO
Wandshorough, Vermont,at 10 o'clock, on the night
of the Bth inst., the house of Peter Moore took fire.
This was discovered by the neighbors. •who broke
open the doors, brought out Mrs. Moore and two
with of her children who were in.
band hewing taken the alarm a omens before—but
two children who were in bed i the same room, and
four children whn were in bed in the , chambers,
were burned to death. The mother attempted to
rush back 'into the house to save her burning cbil,
dren, but was held back, and becameAeranged.
Cenue Demme )
Letter [rem Judge Catepbtu.
s Th e following excellent letter from the
lames Chimpbelf. to a gentleman in this t o ,
been tinided to us for publicatio n :—..
POILADILLISIA, Bfpt. i t.
Dc. Sir :—I have just been informed ee
persons fn your county have been eireolsot
portthat fudge Woodward opposed m e ae : ,
e l ect i on , I can hardly believe that such
Theine guilt,* of fabricating such repo t s awe
a ted by the worst motives. for nothi sitee
ther from the truth.. Judge Woodw ici
warm and ardent friend, and during m e eh ,
paign did me great and most efficient ter ,
which I shall always feel under the deem,
,e i o „ to him. ,The mannei,.too, in which h e
w a s most grateful to my feelings, b e c heer
• lie.hation on my.part or that of my friesde he
the stump for me and detendgt; me amio c
• gious and other *atilt. Which.bad toe s ,
king.: The doctrine of religious freedom
tion found in Judge Woodward an elf
to addition to this.. Judge W.ood oar d
the best men who could have been sele t ud,
Supreme Bench. I need not say to Tel t h al
a learned and able mansn isessia
d that g he au is ihe ;
thoroughly honest one.
necessary to the faithful and able perft uadt
all the duties of his station. He comes,
from a portion of the State whose great it
demand a representation on the Suprem e R N ,
These considerations. with the strong p t
tachment I have to the man, caused me a
with his other friends.in desiring G at Br
tender to him the appointment, anoth e . y47
t oo , t o urge upon Judge Woodward the
of the appointment.
Yours most respectfully and troll,
V HE uniformed volunteers, computing
I. Battalion of the lit Brigade. 13a, din
M. will meet at the MANSION HOUBE
Hicks, in Rome, on Thursday the 14th da l
ber next, at 10 o'clock A. M., armed and
as the law directs for parade and inspection.
Captains are requestedlto make every ere
bring out their whole Companies.
N. B. A Military Ball and entertaipmem
given by "mine host." An extra Band of
Wysox. Sept. 30, 185/
FrHE uniformed Militia in the first Ili
.1. the Thirteenth DiviNion. P. M., will
Batiallions for parade, Review and lair
the following order via
The second Battalion commanded by Lin
John Baldwin, wilt meet on Wednesday, Oa
The Plumb Battalion commanded by Lift
Berrand E. Whitney, on Thursday, Oct. 14,
The first Battalion Comm anded by Lieut. G.
ram W. Roct, will meet on Friday, Oct. 15,16
conimanding Officers of Battalions will gni
JOHN A. CODDISC
Inspectnr Ist Brig. 13th Div. it
Leraysifille. Sept. 10, 18521
Orphan's Court Sale.
Y virtue of an order of the Orphans dm,
11 County of Braiford, the subsetiberdn
He will expose to r pblic sale upon the pTeto.l
Saturday, Oct. 23, 1852 at 2 o'c'ock P. M., it
lowing piece or parcel of land situated in tie'
chip of Orwell, in said county, and bounded
scribed as follows to wit :
On the north by land of Thomas Matheson
by lands of Chauncy G. Gridley and EMI%
south by rands of said Gridley. and the poolc
way ; and on the west by land , of Henry Gt
Containing about 23 acres about 20 acre, it
improved, with one framed house and nu fir
barn thereon erected. Terms made known o
day of sale. C. G. GRILL
Administrator of Lyt
Sept. 22, 1852
A LL - visons indebted to the estate of FRA.
..1 - 1 V. WATERMAN, dec'd late of ore, In
by requested to make payment ulthout deln.
all parsons having demands against said estre
requested to present them, duly auihentleosi
Pike, Sept. 22, 1E52
Bvirtne,of a writ, of fi, fa., issaed oat
1-. 1 Court of Common Pleas of Bradford I.
'and to me directed, will be exposed to patoc
at the Court House, in the borouah of Tow
on Monday. October 18. 1852, at 1 o'clxli P.
the following described lot, piece or pared
land situated in the township of Pike, Bradfedl
bounded and described at follows viz : ,Bert
at a hemlock ; thence south 5° west silty pert
a post ; thence south 16i ° west 23 percher
post thence south 40° east 46 perches to a
heap; thence south 28 ° west 36 perches to a
thence south 12 ° east 32 perches ; thence
81° east 25 perches to a stump ; thence sox
east 14 perches to Wyalusing creek ; !beret
37° east 52 perches to a hemlock ; thence sad
west 32 perches to a post in an old field .
west 29 perches to a post. corner of Wa:let
thence; north 47° west 165 perches tospost;
north 15° east 5 perches to a post sad
thence north 33 ° west 41 perches to a butternz'
in Cole creek road ; thence notch 40' e3°
ches to a post and hem ock.; thence um-I'l'l 4 l
17 perches ; thence north 51° west 26 petehso
chesnut; thence north 52° east 99 percvs
north corner hereof; Vience south 42f ev
perches to the beginning. Contlining 14 6 ic
and 75 perches, be the same more or less ate::
acres improved, one two story framed WO,'
framed Born. and an orchard of frail trees Oar
A LSO—One other 'ot piece or parcel of Iv , :
mated in wild township : Bounded on the 110' 4 .
the above described lot : on the south by ' l°4
; on the we-I by Cole creek ron,.
to a point on the eat , ' end. Centalnin. , !
acres, be the same more or less. all IttIPT64
:Seized and talo-n in exectaton at the
Adam- and U. Mereur vs. Ethel 'Parlor.
C. THOM AS, Kr-
Sheriff's Office. Sep. 25, 1934_'
H. 8 - 4- C. MERCUIt, have just reen•
• very large and general ag#ornmentol
which they offer to the public at their a
prices. sept 16
109000 Feet Safety Fuse jO l
NEW FALL CORSI
TliE Subscriber would respectfully taco:
I- public attention to his large and mas4.ec4"
selection of FALLS GOODS, which he is no r
ma daily from Nem York.
Towanda, Sep. 8, 1852. J. KINGSBE!!:,
HATS—A large stock of tine silk Sae,
KnBSUttliv Panama and palm leaf P 4:„
ceived by je23, J• PO WELL
CAME to the enclosure of the subcertherni • I
ing Stone, on the Ist day , of September 1,
le n ti l l
side i r h u ngnrienyg gel din g,do to thewit with
ears and having a yoke about his neci-- 410 :j
to be about 12 years old. Tue owner is MP::
to prove property, pay charges and lake busleer
Standing Stone, Sep. 6, 1852. Win COW
a. E. WHITNET,
C. G. GRIDLEY
zt•h the irdi a