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REP ITBLICA N CA NDIDA TE S.
FOR CANAL COMMISSIONER,
THOMAS NICHOLSON, of Beaver County.
BARTHOLOMEW LAPORTE, of Durell,
JTJDSON HOLCOMB, of Rome.
FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER,
PERLEY H. BUCK, of Pike.
EZRA C. KELLOGG, of Monroe township.
CHRISTOPHER CHILD, of Smithfield.
ELECTION TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9.
TO THE PEOPLE^
The Whig party, the American party, aud
the Republican party, having each nominated
a candidate for the office of Canal Commission
er, it became apparaut that such a division of
the elemeuts of opjiositiou to the National Ad
ministration and its Nebraska fraud, would in
evitably lead to the triumphant election of Ar
nold Plummer, the Nebraska candidate. In
view of these facts, a meeting of the Central
Committees of said parties was held at Harris
burg, on Thursday, the '27 th of September,
1805, and their nominees having previously de
clined, and been withdrawn,
THOMAS NICHOLSON, of Bearer Co.,
was unanimously nominated as the candidate of
the said parties, for the purpose of conccntrat
iug the votes of the Anti-Nebraska party upon
one man ; and he is hereby earnestly recom
mended to all the lovers of Freedom in Penn
sylvania as a capable, honest and true-hearted
man, who is worthy of the confidence and sup
port of the people.
JOHN A. FISHER,
Chairman Whig State Committee.
Chairman Am. State Committee of Thirteen.
Chairman Itcpublicau State Committee.
By the announcement made by the Chairmen
of the three State Committees of the Whig,
Republican and American parties, our readers
will learu that an arrangement has been effec
ted whereby a union is made of the opponents
of the National Administration, upon ouc can
didate for the office of Canal Commissioner. —
While the three candidates remained in the
field, to divide the friends of Freedom, the elec
tion of ARNOLD PLUMER, was certain. Now
that they may concentrate their streugth upon
a single man, the voice of free Pennsylvania
will be beard rebuking the aggressions of Sla
THOMAS NICHOLSON, the nominee of
the united opponents of slavery-propagandisui,
18 highly recommended to the support and con
fidence of the voters of Pennsylvania. He is
represeuted by those who know him personally,
as a man of honesty integrity, who, if
elected Canal Commissioner, would lend his
best endeavors to root out the leeches that
have fastened upon our public improvemcuts,
for plunder. He is now the Cashier of the
Treasury of Pennsylvania, aud is distinguished
as being an upright, efficient and courteous of
Upon the great question of the day, Mr.
NICHOLSON is true to his country and the in
terests of the North. He is from a county al
most equaling Bradford in the strength of its
anti-slavery sentiments. He was a member of
the Legislature during the session of 1846, and
introduced the celebrated kidnapping law, which
passed the next session, as prepared by him.
He has since that time liecu consistent and
firm in his views, and has the confidence of the
friends of Freedom wherever he is known.
It is proper to say, that this step has been
taken after mature deliberation. The differ
ent committees met at Harrisburg, on the 27th
iust., and after a free interchange of sentiment,
unanimously adopted the present course. It
was done with the utmost cordiality, by all
present, and meets the approbation of the
friends of each of the declining candidates. It
now remains for all who wish to express their
detestation of the Administration of FRANKLIN
PIERCE, and of the outrage it has committed
upon the rights of Northern Freemen, to vote
for THOMAS NICHOLSON. If projier pains are
taken to secure for him every vote to which
he is entitled, even Pennsylvania will redeem
her reputation from the stigma which the
friends of slavery-extension have cast upon it.
We have printed a large supply of votes for
the Republicans, which are ready for distribu
tion. Our friends from the various districts
who may happen iu town, are requested to call
to cail aud supply themselves.
Friends of Temperance!
Have the friends of Tenqierance and Mor
ality no interest in the present contest ? Have
they no principles at stake, which should rouse
them to the most active and determined exer
tions ? Are they ready to sit in ignoble sn
piiicness and by their inaction countenance the
gross and immoral scenes which are now daily
occurring iu our midst ? The present contest
apjieals with irresistible force to them. It is
due to the cause of Temperance and Morality,
that the sober, thinking, intelligent, moral part
of community should arise in the majesty of
their strength to rebuke the profligate scenes
of dissipation which are resorted to to effect
the election of PIOLLET. His progress through
the County is a saturnalia of Rum. Where
ever he holds forth, scenes of debauchery are
eucouraged by him, which shock the feelings
of the upright part of the community. He
imagines that the way to secure the votes of
the people, is by appealiug to the grossest ap
petites, and by pouring out liquor in profusion.
At the same time he is professing to be a tem
perance man !
Fellow-citizens, the hypocrisy of this man,
is beyond belief. Let his conduct, in regard
to this question, be compared with his words.
When he stands up, and with unblushing effron
tery tries to persuade you that he is a friend
to the cause of Temperance, point him to the
disgraceful scenes of druukenuess which have
occurred, at many of his meetings, caused by
him, because he thinks by such means to se
cure the votes of those who make whiskey a
paramount question. Let him exhibit the li
cense by which he sells liquor at his store in
Wysox as further proof that he is a friend to
If PIOIJJKT is elected, the cause of Temper
ance in this County will retrograde. The mor
al effect of his success, in connexion with the
scenes which are now enacting, will undo what
has been done in the last five years. The
friends of Temperance owe it to themselves,
aud to the cause they have at heart, to rebuke
the man who dares to so outrage decency and
morality, and to defy the opinions of the vir
tuous and sober part of our community. For
years, this providing liquor, this carousing and
drunkenness in conducting a political campaign
has met the condemnation of our people. Have
they lost their self-respect, or their detestation
of such low and vile endeavors to catch votes ?
Have they suddenly fallen iu love with such
disreputable conduct ? We cannot believe ei
ther ; and we have faith they will take espe
cial pains to rebuke the insult offered to the
intelligent, sober part of community, whatever
may be their sentiments about the details of a
Friends of Morality ! are you prepared to
endorse and support a candidate who makes
public boast in a bar-room, that he " plays cards,
gambles, and drinks rum ' ? Is the state of
public morality such, that declarations like this,
are the proper reasons to give why the people
should elect a man as their Representative ?
Public integrity must be at a low ebb indeed,
when noisy revelry, profanity, and unblush
ing effrontery, are the qualifications which re
commend a man to the support of the voters.
New-York to Pennsylvania!
The Freemen of the Empire State, have fol
lowed the example of their brethren iu most
Northern states, and formally inaugurated a
Republican Party. At Syracuse, on Tuesday,
24th ult., assembled both the Whig and Re
publican State Conventions. A committee of
conference was appointed, and the two Con
ventions, finding they were endeavoring to ef
fect the same great purpose, viz : —to stay the
progression of slavery-aggression, found 110 dif
ficulty in " fusing" upon a common platform,
and agreeing upon a common ticket. That
ticket is composed as follows :
For Secretary of State,. .PRESTOS KINO,of St. Lawrence.
For Controller .JAMES M. COOK, of Saratoga.
For Treasurer ALEX. B. WILLIAMS, of Wayne.
For Attorney-General,.. ABI.I ALL MANS, jr., of Queens.
For Canal CommiMcmrr,l>AN'L. M BISSEI.I., of Livingston
For State Engineer GEO. GEDDES, of Onondaga.
For State Prison Inspector WESLEY BAILEY, of Oneida.
Judges Court of Appeals* BRADFORD It. Woon, of Albanv
" JJOSKI'H MULLEN,of Jefferscu.
•For long term. JKor short term.
The name of PRESTON KING is enough tore
commend any ticket to the support of Free
men. Pre-eminent amongst the true men of
the North is this tried and trusty soldier of
Freedom. Faithful amongst the faithless, his
example is worthy of emulation. The voters
of our sister state, have now an organization
and a ticket around which they can proudly
rally. We have no doubt her Freemen will
desert the corrupt and rotten organizations,
which have bowed the knee to slavery, and
give the Republican ticket their hearty sup
HORACE GREELEY reported the platform,
which is broad and comprehensive enough to
embrace every patriot. It breathes the spirit
of freedom, and appeals with irresistible force
for support, to every man who desires to see
slavery checked in its mad career, before it
has swallowed up the rights of the North, and
fastened the curse upou every foot of our soil.
Look to your Ticket!
We again urge upon our Republican friends
the imjKirtance of atteudiug to the WHOLE
TICKET. Sec that voters are supplied with
a full set of votes. Don't permit any trading
or bartering. It is as important for the suc
cess of our principles that the candidate for
the lowest office should succeed, as the highest.
Republicans ! you have organized for the
advancement of principle. In farthering that
object you have presented a Ticket. Every
member upon it, is entitled to your support.
Don't swerve a hair's breadth, but consider the
ends you would accomplish, and the means ne
cessary for their advancement.
Friends of Freedom!
Again we would earnestly and finally urge
upou the friends of Freedom throughout the
County the important interests involved'in the
present contest. Never have they been called
upon to exercise the highest prerogative of a
Freeman, under circumstances more solemn,
and calling for more uuited and vigorous ae
Throughout the entire North, the bonds of
party have been suudered, the ties of party or
ganization have been ruptured. The great
deep of politics has been broken up, and the
surges of popular action are engulfing old and
feeble parties. What has brought about this
sudden commotion, so soon after the deep peace
which apparently settled upou the country af
ter the election of 1852 ? What has scatter
ed into many fragments, the proud party which
emerged from that contest with victory perch
ing upon its banners ?
We answer, it is the same great influence
which has severed the churches of the country
and which threatens the perpetuity of our in
stitutions, or at least the overthrow of our free
dom. It is that mighty power, that Northern
traitors has learned to know its strength, and
which now seeks dominion in this boasted
" land of the free and home of the brave." It
is the slave-power of the Nation, which in pur
suance of its arrogant and unjust claims has
dared lay its unhallowed hands upon a Com
promise which had all the sanctity of the Con
stitution itself. It is the aggressive and intol
erant spirit of this mighty power which has
wrecked the fair prospects of the Democratic
party and enkindled into a fierce flame the
smouldering embers of past discussions.
For this renewal of agitation the North is
not responsible. For years it had opposed the
plans of the slavery-extensionists. Humbled
and prostrated at last, by the treachery of her
own servants, the North " acquiesced " in the
unjust Compromises of 1850, because she pro
foundly desired peace and quiet. But there is
no peace—there can be no quiet while there
is one inch of free territory upon this Continent
upon which the rapacious eye of slavery may
rest. We may flatter ourselves that the ques
tion is settled, but while we are hugging the
pleasant delusion, the slave oligarchy will be
laying their schemes and devising their plans
to obtain territory and power for their peculiar
Freemen of the North ! the question is up
on us, and it must be met. You can testify
that it is not of our seeking. But since it is
forced upon us, shall we meet it as becomes
Freemen, or shall we quietly permit the gyves
of bondmen to be put uj>on our limbs. The
issue which slavery has forced upon the coun
try must be decided. Shall slavery be permit
ted to rule over this Republic ; shall it make
! and control our Presidents ; shall it influence
; the decisions of the Judiciary ; shall it corrupt
J our public servants, and subsidize the press ;
iu a word, shall it be the all-pervading, all
controlling power in this country, or shall Free
dom guide the councils of the Nation, and sla
very be content with its present bounds ? This
is the question which now crowds upon the
country for settlement. The South has long
since given up nil parties, and ignored all ques
tions but the one of the extension of slavery.
The all-absorbing consideration with them is,
how does such a man stand upou the right of
the South to carry slavery wherever the Con
stitution extends ? By this rule they try all
parties aud all public men.
How is it in the North ? The South boasts
she has no traitors, but unfortunately the North
is divided. The mercenary influences of trade,
and worse than all, the corrupting influences
of public patronage, serve to keep the North
powerless, by raising up conflicting interests,
aud by indirect methods completely weakening
aud paralyzing her. The masses of the North
are sound. r lhey are not to lie reached by any
of the selfish influences we have mentioned.—
But thev are led astray by those in whom they
place confidence, or are openly betrayed by
those to whom they have confided their in
To meet the exigencies of the times the true
men of the North have given up all the old
and corrupt party organizations, and have in
augurated the Republican Party. That party,
as its name indicates, is hostile to the section
al purposes of Slavery, and seeks to bring the
Government back to its original simplicity and
purity. To its banner is invited all who wish
to enlist iu this war for Freedom. We appeal
to you, Freemen of Bradford, for your aid in
advancing the great cause for which the Re
publican party in Bradford is organized. We
apjieal to you, with the utmost confidence, be
cause we believe you to be controlled and
guided by what you consider to be the true in
terests of the County.
lias not the time come when the North
should at last make a stand ? If that time
has not arrived, when will it be upon us ?
Shall we wait until we are encompassed bv
the toils of Slavery, or shall we not rather rise
in the dignity and power of Freemen, while we
have liberties and privileges worth preserving ?
If slavery continues with the same gigantic
strides it has been making, how long will it be
before we shall be obliged to strike in defence
of our homes and our firesides ? Let us rath
er, while we may lawfully aud constitutionally
do so, assert our rights at the ballot-box, and
confide our interests and the destinies of the
Nation in the hands of tried and true men who
are worthy of our confidence.
In the present contest are involved all the
considerations we have mentioned. Before the
Freemen of the County for their suffrages, are
those whom we can trust—who have already
demonstrated their devotion to Northern
Rights—while opi>osed is one of the most ar
ruut dough-faces that ever disgraced a free
community. 1 Q view of the weighty interests
at stake, we are content to leave the issue iu
the hands of the people. Their sober, second
tltought is never wrong, and always efficient.
United States Senator.
The great Xpouuder who presides over the
editorial columns of the Democrat , has a facul
ty for misrepresentation in inverse ratio to his
corporeal bulk. His latest discovery is, that
a U. S. Senator was to be elected on- Tuesday
last, and that* our Representatives, whose term
of office does not expire until the first Tuesday
in January, would have a vote upon that oc
casion. The legal gentleman who has studied
the proceedings of the House so carefully,
should be aware that the Legislature refused
to adjourn until the Ist Tuesday of October,
(the day to which the Convention adjourned,)
but adjourned sine die, and could only be le
gally convened upon the call of the Governor.
No ! fellow-citizens, this is the merest pre
tence. No man honestly thinks, that if a por
tiou of the Legislature should have met at
llarrisburg ou Tuesday last, and elected a IT.
S. Senator, that such election would be valid.
The attempt is to make you believe that the
Senatorial question does not enter into this
contest. It is part of the game to hide from
you the real issues to be decided.
If you vote for VICTOR E. PIOU.KT for Rep
resentative, you cannot be certain that the vote
you are giving may not be the mcaus by which
Pennsylvania may again be misrepresented in
the U. S. Senate. You may be certain that
if he is elected, FORNEY, or some one of the
same doughface tribe, will receive his vote. In
the great questions which arc to be decided iu
the next six years, it is important to have Penn
sylvania represented by at least one true friend
to Freedom. This consideration alone, should
prevent any voter having at heart the interests
of his country, from depositing his vote for
PIOLLET. If you vote for him, you are aiding
the lawless schemes of those who are seeking
to extend slavery—you are strengthening the
hands of the tools and adjuncts of the slave
power, whose purpose is to make the North
subservient, to advance their own personal ends.
Friends of Freedom, consider before you aid
in electing another dough-face to the IT. S.
We understand that PIOLI.ET in his long list
of charges against Messrs. LATORTE and Hoj>
COMB, includes their vote for an appropriation
of $-20,000 to the Junction Canal Company.
This is about equal to the rest of his charges,
and when examined, reflects about as much up
on their aetiou as the silly falsehoods he is cir
It is true that they voted for the appropria
i tion bill, which contained an item to carry out
' a contract made with the Junction Company,
! over which our Representatives had no more
control than any citizen of Bradford county..
I The Legislature of 1854, passed a law author
izing the " Governor and Canal Commissioners
"to make such just and necessary arrange
" mcnts with the Junction Canal Company as
" will at all times, during the navigable season,
" secure water sufficient to the extent of the
" capacity of the Chemung river, to feed the up
" per level of the North Branch Canal."
In pursuance of this law, the Governor and
Canal Commissioners make a contract with
the Juuction Canal Company, and report the
same to the House, (see Legislative Doc.
No. 58,) April 28, 1855, in which after reci
ting the terms of the contract, they further
Upon a careful investigation of all the interests involv
ed in the question submitted to us by the acta before re
cited, we believed that the terms agreed upon in the con
tract are fair and equitable.
It will, therefore, be neccssarav that the Legislature
should make an appropriation of twenty thousand dollars
to carry out the first clause of the contract, to la' payable
by the State Treasurer upon a certificate of the Governor
and Canal Commissioners, that the contract has been pro
perly executed by ljotli parties, and that the bond requir
ed from the Junction Canal Company lias been approved
That is all there is of this monstrous story.
And it is so, fellow-citizens, of all the tales
told by this unscrupulous man about the legis
lative action of our members. His falsehoods
will not bear the touch of Truth. They arc
trumjied up for the occasion, and persisted iu
after they are denied and exposed, because lie
holies thereby to deceive some voter.
Ezra C. Kellogg.
This gentleman, nominated by the Republi
cans for County Treasurer, is worthy the ac
tive exertions and the vote of every Freemen
in the County, from his capability and his in
tegrity. The office of Treasurer requires an
energy of character, a readiness for business,
and an amount of tact and discrimination which
arc combined in an eminent degree in Mr. KEL
LOGG. The best evidence a man can have, is
the testimony of his neighbors. When a can
didate, in 1853, Mr. K. received all but 19
votes in the two townships of Monroe and Al
bany. That he should stand so high in the
estimation of his neighbors, is a guarantee that
he would discharge the duties of any office with
integrity and efficiency.
FIRE !—About half past 2 o'clock, on Tues
day morning lust, the wooden building on the
west side of Maiu street, next below Phinney's
store, was discovered to be on fire, and such
was the progress already made, when first dis
covered, hat it was entirely consumed.
The front room was occupied by E. DECKER,
as a Grocery. Not an article was removed.—
He has, however, an insurance of S3OO. The
building was owned by D. F. BARSTOW, and
The origin of the fire is unknown. The store
was closed at 9 o'clock, and there had not
been any lire about the house during the day.
Do our readers remember the public meeting
in the Court House, in this borough, called to
express public opinion a short time after tho
passage of the of 1850 ? If so,
they will also recollect that two meetings were
organized ut the same time—one of the frieuds
and the other of the opjionents, of those mea
sures. They cannot fail to remember that V .
E. PIOM.ET was the Chairman of the pro-slave
ry organization, aud BARTHOLOMEW LAPORTE
of the one composed of the friends of Freedom.
At that meeting PIOM.ET was the apologist and
defender of Slavery, while LAPORTF. maintained
the rights of the North.
Freemen of Bradford ! both of these men are
now before you for your suffrages. One has
been for years a servile tool and servant of the
Slave-power—a supple, unscrupulous, unmiti
gated dough-face. The other has stood up
like a Freeman for Northern rights—never va
rying, never wavering. Which of the two char
acters do you do most admire ? Will you not
sustain the one who has been bold, and upright
and consistent, rather than he who has been
treacherous and corrupt and profligate ? If
you wish to sustain true men, vote for LAPORTE
A Sudden Conversion!
The most remarkable instance of sudden con
version to honesty and regard for the welfare
of the public is exhibited in the ease of Col.
PIOM.ET. It is somewhat unfortunate that it
did not occur be o e he w. s a member of the
Legislature, as we might then have had some
evidence, in his Legislative career, of his ex
traordinary watchfulness over the interests of
If he is honest, however, in his reformation,
let him exhibit it in a proper manner. Firstly,
let him pay over to the State the $2,500 he
received from the Towauda Bank, when Su
perintendent, as a bonus for the use of the mo
uey of the State.
Let him refund to the state $1250, being his
share of the $20,000 received by the Junction
Let him turn his attention to stealings near
at home, and see that the State is paid for the
cut stone and timber missing from the Wysox
When he has done this, it will be high time
for him to arraign others " for voting money
into their own jiockets," or for increasing
Tax on Coal.
PIOI.ETT, with characteristic modesty, is tel
ling the people that if elected, he will pass a
law taxing coal, bv which some hundreds of
thousands of dollars revenue will be raised—at
the same time telling them that he originated
the measure—that when he was in the House
he looked over the assessments and found that
coal property was not properly taxed, and that
he introduced into the House a proposition to
tax coal. There have been other great men
in the world besides Col. PIOM.ET, but never
his equal for egotism and assurance.
The proposition to levy a tax on Coal is as
old as the use of the article itself. In 1825,
Gov. Snci.Tz recommended such a tax, and it
has been a question frequently mooted since.
We recollect that a number of articles appear
ed ill the lianner and Democrat, of this place,
iu 1839, advocating such a tax.
Besides this, unfortunately for Col. PIOM.ET'S
veracity, and reputation for sagacity, the reso
lution concerning tho tax on Coal, was offered
in the house, by Mr. HIM., of Westmoreland !
Remember one vote has decided mighty events
in the political history of the world. One vote
has dccdicd the fate of Kings, made Governors,
Congressmen, and Senators. Then fail not
every freeman, to go to the polls and east a
vote for the true Republican candidates whose
names are found at our head. I)o not falter or
stay at home because you may think there iskir
will be enough without you. If all w-ere to
make such excuses for themselves, of course
we should fail electing any ontq or leave the
matter in the hands of the who might for un
worthy motives, attend and control your senti
TURN OUT EARLY,
and vote and work till the battle is fairly fought
and the victory gloriously won, and like worthy
unbought freemen proudly boast and wear it.
Anxious to Fuse!
PIOM.ET'S meetings are not Democratic meet
ings, but " Public meetings." He does not ad
dress Democrats, but " the public," lie de
clares be is " not a party man," but perfectly
willing to accept the votes of Whigs. In fact,
he is in for "fusion" to its utmost exteut. Yet
while whining after Whig votes, he is denounc
ing those who have united because their princi
ples brought them together. We suppose it is
nobler to " fuse" ou local questions than on
FOLD YOUR TICKETS !
Much valuable time might be saved, and
many more votes secured by having the tickets
on the ground before the polls are open, ready
cut and folded, aud tied in sets— fire roles in
e/ich set . fee that each voter who desires it, has
a full set, aud votes it too.
The opponents of Messrs. LAPORTE and
IIOLCOMB are trying to make out that they are
not friendly to the Common School interest.—
What do they say to the following " proviso"
offered by Mr. HOLCOMB, to a bill rechartering
the Miners' Bank of Pottsville :—-
Provided, That the said Bank shall pay to the State
Treasurer, to be the common school fund
a bonus ot two per cent, upon her capital stock, iu ton
sidcratiou ol the cxteuaiou ol its charter.
(For the Bradford Reporter.)
To the Temperance Men
Friends of Temperance,
IX CANTON, TROY, SOUTH CRFKk"
COLUMBIA AND WELLS.
I am persuaded that an effort is being made
| to secure your votes for Mr. PIOLLET, as JW
rcscntative, which, if successful, will necessarily
involve you in shafae and profound regret
I Of Mr. PIOLLETT, I have no personal
knowledge ; but I have unquestionable evi
j deuce that he has pledged himself to the Hum
j interest, and that in some localities, he lias
| pledged his influence and vote against thy Di
j vision of the County.
j Of Mr. HOLCOMB, I have never learned
; —even from his opponents—anything deroga
, tory to the character of a good and competent
I ma n.
A\ ith Mr. LA PORTE, I have the pleasure
j of a personal acquaintance. He is one of those
men whom to know is to respect. I have been
led to write as above, brothers, not as a parti
san, but as a freeman, temperance man, and as
a Christian Minister.
Yours, for the Right,
R. L. STILWELL.
East Hmithfield, September 20, 1555,
Amongst the dodges got up to hide the real
issues of the present contest, this is the one
most harped upon. We do not propose to en
ter fully into the matter, but merely show what
was the legislative action of our Representa
tives, and that they did just what was rHit
Early in the session, they voted for a law
which passed, allowing the school directors in
each county to abolish the office of Count v Su
perintendent. This bill the Governor vetoed
for good reasons, the principal one being that
it would throw the Common School system in
to confusion, aud impair its usefulness and effi
The day previous to the adjournment of the
| Legislature, they voted for the present school
law, —because it allowed school districts in this
county to draw their money, that without tho
j passage of that law, could not have received it.
And Mr. LAPORTE voted against an amendment
'offered by Mr. EPIXOEK, it being substantially
the same as the section which caused the for
mer bill to receive the Governor's veto.
If that amendment had been adopted, the
j Governor would have vetoed the bill; aud the
i '>' l' uot becoming a law, our school districts,
many of them, could not have drawn their pub
lic money. Under such circumstances, not
deeming anything in the bill particularly ob
jectionable, it was their dntv to vote for it.
That undue advantage has been taken of its
provisions is not their fault. They were nei
ther voting to increase a salary, nor to place
: the power to do so in the hands of a few. The
power was lodged in the hands of the Direc
tors, who arc themselves responsible to the
In regard to any proposed remedy, it is cor
i biiu that the School Department will pot per
mit the office to be abolished in a part of the
Counties. The only, aud the best wav, is to
! abolish the law creating the office. This our
, candidates for Representatives have pledged
themselves to support.
fta?-The old adage that "politics make
strange bed-fellows," is wonderfully illustrated
' by a glance at the men supporting PIOM.ET: —
lirst comes our free-soil frien 1 STEPHEN PIERCE
| Esq. STEPHEN, whose ardent feelings led him
j to Buffalo in 1848, aud who couldn't conscien
tiously support BICI.EK last fall, because of his
I position in regard to the Repeal of the Missoo
; ri Compromise, is now advocating the election
I of a man he lias often denounced as a pro-sla
i very hunker, and whose political heart lie well
| knows is rotten to its inmost core ! All from
| principle, we presume !
| Then comes a motley group, of every aspect,
! moral aud political. Among them are those
upon whose heads the Colouel has showered
the vilest personal abuse, and upou whom he
has heaped the most opprobrious epithets
while men whose interests lie has endeavored
to retard are most active to do him service.
A\ hat secret plans, what corrupt aud merce
nary schemes, have created a " happy family
from these discordant elements ?
Amongst those who are lending a help
ing baud to aid in PIOI.I.KT'S election, are our
fellow-townsmen, Messrs. EI.WELL and P. A.
OVERTON. We suppose they are supporting
him, to aid advancing the principles they pro
fess ; but for fear they may forget upon the
| stump to notice the Nebraska question, we quote
below a resolution adopted by the " Ureal
Eclipse Meeting" held at the Ward House, af
ter the passage of the Nebraska-Kansas bill,
and reported by a Committee of which Me*r>
LLWELI. aud OVERTON were members. "Re
following is their resolution :
liesolred. That this meeting receive the news of the
passage of the Nebraska ami Kansas Territorial Bi'j. >
the House of Representatives with enthusiastic jrratiri- u
We believe they also both made speeches
upon the occasion, congratulating the country
generally upon the passage of tho Nebraska-
Kansas bill. What a tremendous source o*
congratulation it has proved !
teßf" The Democrat asks us—" neighbor
what of the Know-Nothings ?" Perhaps it
had better inquire of its own candidates,—
some of them probably can give more authet ;ti<;
information than we possess. Passing re* iu '
tions denouncing Kuow-Nothiiigs, and t. ■
nominating aud supporting them, is precept
practice. Come, neighbor, interrogate your o"