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E. O. GOODRICH, EDITOR.
Thursday Morning, October 9, 1862.
Republican State Nominations.
FOR AUDITOR GENERAL,
THOMAS E. COCHRAN,
OF YORK COUNTY.
FOR SURVEYOR GENERAL,
WILLIAM S. ROSS,
OF LUZEHNE COUNTY.
REPUBLICAN CO. TICKET.
ROBERT F. CLARK, of Columbia Co.
FOR STATE SENATOR:
WM. J. TURRELL, Of Susquehanna Co.
FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONF.R:
JOSEPH US CAMPBELL,
FOR DISTRICT ATTORNEY :
GEORGE P. MONTANYE.
FOR COUNTY SURVEYOR:
JO SI All J. NEWELL,
FOR COUNTY AUDITOR:
GEORGE 11. AOROYD.
At ALBANY, Thursday evening, Octo- j
her 9, at the brown School House near
J. Yanloon's —to be addressed by La- ;
porte, Morrow and Codding.
In WILMOT, at Ingham's School House,
Friday evening, October 10—to be ad-,
dressed by Laporte and Merrow.
In WILMOT, at the School House near
Wm. Grant's, Saturday evening, Octo- j
her 11—to he addressed by Laporte &
In ASYLUM, at the School House in
Bend near W. Coolbaugh's, Monday j
evening, October 13—to be addressed!
by Laporte and Montanye.
In SIIESHEQUIN, at the Valley House, '
Friday evening, Oct. 10—to be addres
sed by Messrs. Montanye, Spalding and
Will address meetings at the following
times and places :
THURSDAY, October 9, at 2, p. m., at
WINDHAM CENTRE ; in the even
ing, at the PRINCE HOLLOW school i
FRIDAY, at 2, p. m., at the WELCH ;
CHURCH ; in the evening, at LE
SATURDAY, at 2, p. in., at STEVENS- j
M()NDAY, in the evening, at IIERRICK
Beware of Roorbacks !
We caution our Republican friends to be
ware of Falsehoods to be published on the
eve of election. As Mr. CLARK'S political his
tory is comparatively unknown here, they may
expect to hear falsehoods circulated, calcu
hted, if believed, to make Republicans think
he does not come up to the standard of radi
cal Republicanism. We pronounce all such
stories false ; we assure our Republican friends
that they may trust their principles in Mr.
(.'LARK'S keeping with entire safety.
All stories, of auy character, circulated to
shake confidence in Mr. CLARK are FALSE
HOODS, we do not care from what source
they come. If time permitted ho would ad
dress the people of Bradford, and define his
position upon all the great questions of the
day—but as there is not time for that, if there
is a single Republican who entertains any
doubts, we say to liirn that Mr. CI.ARK is wor
thy of your support, and your vote and confi
dence will not be misplaced.
The professed friends of TRACY, are already
showing their bauds. They don't care for him
—he is only their stock in trade. They are
ready to barter for a vote for the Bolting
Representatives. The energies of the disaf
fected leaders aud their allies will be turned
towards electing the Representative ticket
We caution oar friends to beware of their prop
ositions. Don't trade a single nominee of the
Republican party. The success of LAPORTE
and LILLEY is of the utmost importance, as
effeciing the election of United States Seua
tor. Keep that steadily in view,as yon would
support the National Administration in a vig
orous prosecution of the war, and as you de
sire the triumph of republican principles.
fca? Republicans of Bradford ! do you en
dorse the President's Emancipation Proclama
tion ? Do you wish to elect men to Congress
and the Legislature who approve of the Pres
ident's policy. The Bolting Conservative fac
tion, dare not and will not say they are with
the President in his policy. Their democratic
allies have silenced them. Shall PIOLLET & Co.
sileuce the voice of the people of this couaty,
in response to the Emancipation Proclamation?
Dare TRACY, SMITH, TERRY and MCKEAN come
out and speak the sentiments of the true men
of the County, and unequivocally endorse the
President's recommendations ? Are the peo
ple ready to elect men who dare not sustain
the President for fear of offending their Dem
ocratic allies ? Are they ibe kind of men en
titled to your suffrages ?
The Congressional Nomination,
The Republican Congressional Conference
met at Troy, on Saturday last, to nominate a
candidate in place of Mr. LANDON, and npon
the first ballot, ROBERT P. CLARK, of
Columbia co' nty, having received a majority
of the votes, was declared nnanimonsly nomi
The selection of Mr. CLARK, at this time,
we consider as eminently fortunate and proper.
He is a gentleman in every way fitted to adorn
the responsible position for which he has been
named. Mr. CLARK is a resident of Blooms
burg, a man of the finest abilities, a lawyer of
extensive practice, of unblemished character,
and unbounded personal popularity. His po
litical record is in every way satisfactory.—
Formerly an ardent and active Whig, his at
tachment of late years has been to the princi
ples of the Republican party. He is eminent
ly sound and trustworthy apoo all the great
questions which are now agitating the country.
We know that his heart is in the success of
the country in putting down the present un
holy rebellion—that he favoFS the most vigor
ous measures to attain that desirable result—
that he fully approves the course of President
LINCOLN, and cordially sustains his proposi
tions—and that he is in all things all that
could be desired by our people.
Columbia county never having been asso
ciated with thi3 county, Mr. CLARK is compara
tively a stranger to our people. We had the
pleasure of makiug his acquaintance on the
soil of Maryland, where we found Mr. CLARK
commanding a company of men who had placed
themselves under his lead in response to the
call of the Governor. He is a gentleman of :
affable manners, modest and unassuming in I
his demeanor, who bears the impress of being j
a man of intelligence aud worth. Those with |
whom he was thrown in contact, brought away i
with them the most pleasant and satisfactory j
impressions of his ability aud gentlemanly de-;
Mr. CI.ARK was the choice of Columbia and
Montour counties in the first Conference. —
PailiDg of a nomination, his friends made the
nomination of Mr. LANDON uuanimous, and
gave to forward that gentleman's election,
their cordial support. The neighbors of Mr.
CLARK will testify at the ballot-box their res
pect for his moral worth, bis ability aud his
patriotism, on Tuesday next.
Withdrawal of Mr. Landon.
We call the attention of our readers to the
letter from Mr. LANDON addressed to the Re
publicans of the 13th Congressional district,
announcing his withdrawal as a candidate for
Congress, and the reasons which induced him
to take such a step.
As much as this will be regretted by many j
of the friends of Mr. LANDON, and as much as j
they may deplore the apparent necessity u hicb ;
led to it, yet every candid and unprejudiced;
mind will not fail to accord to him the proper j
tribute of respect and praise for the self sac-;
rifieiag and magnanimous disposition maDi- j
fested. A clique of disappointed and unprin
cipled political aspirants had seized hold of
the auimosities aud prejudices engendered by
a heated political eauvass, and heightened by
the most infamous falsehoods, to attempt to
bring about division and disaster to the Re
publican party. Mr. LA NOON'S integrity has
been the subject of the foulest and most slan
derous attacks. Notwithstanding which he
received the emphatic endorsement of Brad
ford and Wyoming counties—and the unani
mous nomination by the Congressional Con
The opportune time was taken by these plot
ters against the integrity of the Republican
party, when our voters by thousands were
fighting the battles of their country in distant
fields, and thus weakening the Republican vote
at home, by a disgraceful coalition with the
leaders of the Democratic party, to attempt
the overthrow of the Republican party, and
the downfall of Republican principles. Mif-
LANDON comprehends the sitnation ot affairs
fully, and with an unselfishness which does
him infinite credit, is determined that his in
terests shall not hazard the Republican cause.
He is determined that men shall not even have
the paltry excuse that he is a candidate, for
their apostacy. The great sacrifice he so cheer
fully makes will endear him to the hearts of
the true Republicans of this District fat* all
time to come. It proves the integrity aud
patriotism of the man—it disproves the foul
libels of his assailants, and should cover them
with shame and disgrace.
! While GF.ORGE LANDON thus proves his de
j votion to Republican principles, by sacrificing
his present prospects, how is it with HENRY
W. TRACY, whose action has been based npon
a pretended issue with Mr. LANDON'S Sena
torial course ? Is he ready to consult the in
terests of the Republican party, by giving up
his alliance with the Democratic leaders, or
are his schemes of personal ambition to be
carried out at any sacrifice to Republican prin
ciples 1 The course of Mr. TRACY will enable
the conntry properly to estimate the motives
and honesty of the two men.
jPSy Some of the desperate Bolters are in
agonies over Mr. CI.ARK'S position upon pub
lic questions. They declare him to be a con
servative man. Well, the bolters just now
make a great ado abont conservatism. If Mr.
CLARK suits them, why don't they vote for
We can assure them that Mr. CLARK is a
conservative man, of the right stamp. He is
iu favor of conserving the Union ; be is in fa
vor also of eonserviug the Republican party
and its principles. Such conservatism we are
afraid, however, don't just DQW suit TRACY,
J'lOLLtr A, Co,
To the Republican Voters
Of the 13 th Congressional District in gene
ral and to the** of Bradford County
in particular: —
GENTLEMEN : —On the 10th of Septem
ber last I was made the unanimous nomi
nee of your party for Congress. The hon
or conferred and confidence implied in this
I fully appreciate. On the 2d of this
month I announced to the Conferees that
I declined the nomination, and was with
drawn from the canvass. A statement of
the reasons for so doing is but justice to
myself and friends. I act in harmony
with the judgment of true and tried men.
A man should forego self, and cheerfully
make sacrifices not only in compliance
with the suggestions of the wise, but even
through deference to the prejudices of the
ignorant, when thereby important and de
sirable results may be reached. When a
man is swayed more by personal ambition
and selfishness, in times like these, than
by a high-toned, public-spirited patriotism,
he is no longer worthy of confidence or
A crisis is upon us, at home and abroad.
We are called upon to meet vast responsi
bilities, to settle great issues involving the
weal of the present and the hopes of the
future. We must act like men—like pa
triotic men —like men who live for others
as well as themselves. In Bradford coun
ty there is made this day a determined ef
fort, by certain individuals who have hith
erto acted with the Republican party and
been nursed into prominence and strength
by its favors, in conjunction with pro-sla
very, democratic afiiliators, to demoralize
and dismember the present political orga
nization. Of these men as individuals I
have nothing to say. Of their political
course much could be affirmed. With some
of them I am on terras of personal friend
ship—of others of them Brownlow would
say, " They are the butt cut of original
sin and the upper crust of political nasti-
Our voters are absent by the thousand,
bravely battling for the country upon the j
field of death. Republicans have gone to i
fight; Democrats have tarried behind to
vote. The opportune occasion is seized,
an independent ticket formed, the candi
dates being taken from the Republican
ranks with the promised support and' coa
lition of the entire democratic party. The
candidates are actuated by personal ambi
tion, their affiliators by partisan, hate and
hopes of future political ascendancy. In
every other part of the State the People's
party is synonymous with the Republican
party here, and is fought by democrats
with the earnestness of frenzy. Here,
the entire democratic party coalesces with
the upstart, mushroom, so-called People's
party. Will they be recognized by the
great People's party in other portions of
the State? Not unless tlicy draw the lion's
skin very closely about their ears. Why
this coalition ? A purpose is to be accom
plished, which is this : the democratic par
ty are to elect certain Republicans to Con
gress, to the' State Senate and Legislature,
and these gentlemen when in power are to
| strike down WILMOT, and this coming win
| ter elect to the United States Senate, C.
R. BUCKALEW, a Breckinridge, pro-slavery
democrat, and the master-mind of this
whole conspiracy. Beautiful programme
for hitherto vociferous Republicans to car
Admirable consistency in H. W. TRACY
to become the supple and willing tool to
consummate such a scheme! The very
pink of purity, a fit apostle is he to travel
the country blubbering about bargain and
sale and corruption in other men. Who
ever, for the sake of paltry office, will strike
his friends to the heart and in so doing
stab the country itself, is void of that
magnanimity and manhood which alone
deserve the support of a free and intelli
In order to work upon the popular preju
dices, and secure as many Republican votes
for this ticket as possible, and thus redeem
it from utter abhorrence, my nomination
is avowed as one of the procuring causes
of the whole movement, and endless charges
are sung about "juntos," " dictators,"
"bargains," " the one man power," and
thus on to the end of the billingsgate vo
cabulary. Republican friends of Bradford
County, is it true that my name being at
the head of the ticket constrains you to
vote against that ticket, and to forsake a
political organization which to-day embo
soms within itself the hopes of the whole
country ? On my account will you throw
yourselves into the embrace of a party
whose villainies have deluged the land with
blood? This difficulty shall not be in your
way another instant. You shall not vote
with the plotting, scheming enemies of free
dom and the government, and charge the
account to me.
In this time of public trial, when mad
ness rules the hour, when the whole coun
try trembles in the balance, every man
should forego self for the public weal.
I This I am ready to do. If no good results
follows, I shall, at least, have the satisfac
tion of having tried to secure them. Hence
it is that I tear my name, but not myself,
from theticket. Of the foul aspersions cast
upon my character, — groundless charges
hinted but not proved against my integri
ry, all engendered in foul hearts and pro
pagated for sinister purposes—of these I
say nothing, but to brand them with ma
lignant falsehood. One word more, and I 1
am done. As you would preserve an or
ganization in this county that is honorably
famous afl over the land—as you would se
cure the election, this coming winter, of a
United States Senator that will represent
your views—as you would endorse the vig
orous prosecution of measures for the
speedy putting down of the rebellion —as ;
you would rebuke treason and disloyalty
—as you regard the past and have hopes j
for the future —rally to support the only
ticket in the field, which fully comes up
to your expectations and principles. Give
to the State, Congressional and County j
Ticket, upon which my name once appear
ed your hearty and cordial support.
Gentlemen : I extend to my friends my
heart-acknowledgements for the zeal they
have displayed in my behalf. The confi
dence they have manifested in the integrity
of my conduct, has more than compen
sated me for the bitterness and virulence
of my traducers. They can still render
me great service by their exertions and
votes in maintaining the integrity of the '
Republican party against the schemers
who are endeavoring to strike down our
flag in defeat and disgrace.
I am, sincerely and truly,
GEORGE LAN DON.
IIERRICK, Oct. 4. 1802.
The lion. GEO. LANDON having declined the
nomination for Congress, the Republican Un
ion Conferees of the 13-th Congressional Dis j
trict, met at Troy, Pa , on Saturday, the 4th I
iust., to fill the vacaucy caused by the decliua- j
The Conference met at the Troy House, at j
2 o'clock, p. in. Dr. I>. H. I>. BROWER, of j
Montour, was appointed Chairman, and Dr.
P. JOHN, of Columbia, and JOSEPH T JEN
NINGS, of Wyoming, were uppoiuted Secreta
ft being found that a portion of the coun
ties were not fully represented, on motion ot
Mr. GOODRICH, it was resolved that the dele
gates from each county be allowed to appoint
substitutes or cast the full vote of their respec
The following Conferees were present :
Bradford —J. B Hinds, Cyrus Fuller, C
K. Ladd, E. 0. Goodrich, N. C. Elsbrte,
Charles R. Coburn.
Columbia— D. I*. McKinney,. Dr. P. John
Montour —l)r. D. H. B. Brower, A. F. Itns
Wyoming —J. T. Jennings, Levi 11. Ste
vens, John Fasset.
Sullivan —Geo. II Welles.
A letter from MR LANDON, addressed to the
Conference, was read, declining the nomiua
j tion tendered him atTunkhannock.cn the 10th
of September. On motion, the declination
was accepted, and the Conference proceeded to
make nominations :
D. L. McKinney nominated ROBT. F CLARK, of Columbia
A. F. Russell " MICHAEL C. GKIEK. Montour
L H. Stevens " P. M. OSTKRHOUT, Wyoming.
On motion, proceeded', to ballot, which re
suited in eleveu votes for Mr. Clatk, live for
Mr. Grier, and two for Mr O-terhout.
On motion of Mr. Russell, the nomination
was made unanimous.
On motion, Resolved, Thai the proceedings
of this Conference bo published in the Repub
lican papers of the district.
On motion, the Conference then adjourned.
[Signed by the officers.]
The Argus with shameless effrontery
compares the preseut coalition of TRACY and
PIOLLET with the inauguration of the Repub
lican party in this County in 1855, thert-by
showing that the editor has no higher idea of
parties than for the purpose of subserving per
sonal interests. In 1855, the Friends of Free
dom in both the Whig and Democratic par
ties in Bradford County found that they were
inspired with a common purpose—opposition
to the exttnsion and perpetuation of Slavery.
There was no antagonism between them.—
Those who believed in the canse of Freedom
camo together on a common platform. They
flung the Republican banner to the breeze,
emblazoned with Republican principles. There
was no evasioD, no concealment, uo compro
How is it with the coalition formed by TRA
CY with PIOLI.ET & Co. ? Is there any agree
ment between them as to principles ? If so,
who has changed ? There is nothing in com
mon except a desire to overthrow the Repub
lican organization. Each is laboring for that
object ; consequently they coalesce without
difficulty. But the people have no such de
sire. They are not actuated by the prompt
ings of disappointed ambition, and they will
brand with the mark of their disapprobation
the men, who having enjoyed the favors of the
Republican party, are now endeavoring to des
HOC Notwithstanding TRACY'S declaration
that SMITH " was not a sound Republican,"
and SMITH'S assurances that he preferred LAN
DON to TRACT, yet they seem to enjoy being to
gether npon a bolting ticket. Perhaps TRACY
has Borne convincing proofs of SMITH'S Sound
ness, or SMITH has fallen suddenly in love with
TRACT. Bar nobile fratrum.
KSF If TRACY tbinks SMITH is not a eonnd
Repnblican, we should like to know his opin
ion of Mr. TcßftELi.. He is sound, ain't ho
At the call of the Governor for aid to pro
tect the soil of the Commonwealth from inva
sion by the rebels, ROBERT F. CLARK put aside
his extensive business and buckled ou his
sword, to respond to the Governor's procla
mation and defeud the Stute. At the head
of a company, composed of his neighbors, he
was found where doty called him. So also
HENRY W. TRACY answered the Governor's
call. We will not impugn the patriotism of
the gentleman, nor the motives which led him
with such unusual alacrity to the tented field.
But instead of going as Mr. CLARK went, iu
earnest, to face the foe, if need be, and meet
whatever offered, he kept aloof from any or
ganization, and placing himself in the bands
of PIOLLET, devoted his time to politics.
Mr. CLARK was a Captain, sharing with his
men whatever there was of danger and bard
ship ; Mr. TRACY was making a very poor
display of cheap patriotism, by hanging around
the camp in the capacity of a candidate for
We approach this subject with reluctance j
but the Argus, with injudicious friendship, at
tacks those who did not go at the call of the
Governor, and lauds Mr. TRACY lor bis prompt,
ncss and patriotism. We are content to leave
the matter ia the hands of those who had the
best opportunity for seeing and judging—and
we ask their decision as to which impressed
them the most favorably, the Candidate or
the Captuiu ?
United States Senator,
The Argus goes out of the way,to assail Hon.
I). WILMOT, with covert and unmanly insinua
tions. What is the meaning of these attacks?
Does the course of Mr. WTLMOT in the Senate
meet the approval of the Bolters, or are they
prepared to join issue on that. Dare they
meet the question boldly, and submit to the
people of this County to pass upon Mr. WIL
MOT'S senatorial acts ? They dare not ; vet
if tbev succeed in electing their ticket, it will
he heralded abroad as a repudiation of Mr.
WILMOT, as Senator.
Republicans of Bradford, are you prepared
to render such a verdict? Has not Mr. WIL
MOT faithfully arid ahly represented your feel
ing in the Senate ? Do yon not approve of
tlie action of the State Convention, which en
dorsed him, and silently rebuked Mr. COW AN ?
The issue is made by the bolters that Mr.
Wri.MOT is not to be sustained at home. Shall
it be so ? Will you elect Representatives who
are opposed to his re election, and who will
favor the election of another COWAN ? This
question is to he answered on Tuesday next
If you elect TERRY and MCKEAN you contrib
ute towards placing in the United States Sen
ate some man whose votes and action will lie
a continual source of mortification. You wiil
have abundant reason to regret having had
part in such a disgrace to the Slate when it is
too late. Be warned in time, and vote for
LAPORTE and LII.LEY who you know you can
trust—and whose votes for United States Sin
ator will be for a true and tFied friend of
The Republican Candidate for Commission
er is a farmer, whose intelligence, good busi
ness habits and prudence in the management
of his own affairs, marks him as being pecul
iarly adapted to discharge the duties of the
office for which he has been nominated This
office, at all times is an important one, is daily
growing in consequence to the tax payers of
couuty. It is of the first importance that the
incumbent should be a man of strict probity,
of good business qualifications, and of firmness
and integrity. Such a reputation JOSEPHCS
CAMPBELL enjoys among his neighbors. They
will testify at the ballot box their apprecia
tion of bis character as a man and a citizen,
and of his qualifications as an officer.
His opponent, of whom we have no desire
to sny any unkind word, was a candidate for
nomination in the Republican Convention
He was fairly beaten, and disappointed and
sore, now places himself in the hands of men
who opposed his nomination, to breek clown
the Republican party. Such a course is not a
fair and manly one, and in the present instance
is the result of disappointment and chagrin.
But the people, who like fair play, will testify
their disapproval of such a course, by rebuk
ing it at the ballot box.
The Republican nominee for State Senator
WI 1.1 .IAM .T. TYRRELL, of Susquehanna county,
is already favorably known to the people of
our County. His unanimous nomination,should
of itself, be a sufficient guarantee of his fitness
for the place. Mr. TYRRELL is a gentleman of
fine abilities, of excellent reputation, and of
business habits, which qualify him admirably
for the position for which be has been selected.
Upon the great questions nowagita'ing the
country, Mr. TYRRF.LL entertains opinions in
i consonance with the views of the Republicans
Jof Bradford. They will be correctly and ably
j represented by him in the Senate Of his elec
tion there is no question.
T Col. SMITH sought the nomination for
Senator three years ego He succeeded in get
ting just about delegates enough to iutroduce
his name to the Convention. The people did
not seem to appreciate him just then Per
haps it was because TRACY pronounced him lo
be "not a sound Republican."
Do 11. W. TRACY'S neighbors under
stand why the North Branch Canal Company
settled with him for S2OOO, while they receiv
ed a much smaller sum ? We trust they " sec
The Mileage Question.
The question of Mileage is a favorite
hobby with demagogues, because it is su*.
ceptible of so easy falsification and mis.
representation. The disaffected bolters just
now are making great ado about Mr. LA
FORTE'S charge for mileage at bis first ses
sion. The facts are due to the publj c
and certainly arc not to Mr, LA FORTF/S
At bis first session, Mr. LAPORTE re
ceived pay for something over 900 miles.
This, it should be recollected, is circular
being to and from Ilarrisburrg, At that
time the usually travelled mail route was
via the New-York and Erie Railroad to
New-York, Philadelphia and IlarrisWig.
In making up the mileage, the distance
taken was that charged by his predeces
sors, who had travelled the same route.—
The next session the travel had changed
to the Cttttawissa route via Philadelphia,,
and the distance charged was 600 miles.
In 1860. Mr. LAPORTE was Revenue Com
missioner, and the Railroad having been
opened to Harrisburg down the river, Mr.
LAPORTE charged 400 miles circular,
which was less than had ever before been
These are the plain facts of the case,
and if Mr. LAPORTE is censurable to the
charge of what looks like excessive mile
age the first session, it must be recollect
ed it was for the route really travelled ', ami
computed at the distance which custom
had sanctioned. We will give the prece
dents as we find them in the journals.
JUDSON IIOLCOMB was Mr. LAPORTE'S
colleague at the first session. He charged
and received precisely the same amount of
mileage as Mr. LAPORTE.
CHARLES STOCK WELL was a transcribing
clerk of the House, at the same session.
He charged and received pay for 9.30 miles
of travel, as appears by his account settled
May 10, 1854,
JOHN W. DEN IS ON was a member of the
House, from Wyoming County, in 1853.
He was paid for 806 miles of travel.
We do not allude to these gentlemen AS
a matter of reproach. An examination
of the journals w ill show that from Eric
to Wayne counties, the members from the
northern tier of counties travelled to Har
risburg via the New-York & Erie Rail
road as the usually travelled mail route,
and were paid accordingly.
The bolting candidate for State Sena
tor, of course, is immaculate upon this
question. The men who have nominated
him would not endorse a swindle upon the
Treasury. Let us see how he stands up
on the record : In 1855, EI.HANAN SMITH
resided in Wyoming county, forty miles
nearer Harrisburg than LAPORTE, and was
elected Transcribing Clerk. He charged
and received pay for 896 miles of travel',
as appears by his account, settled May 8,
If LAPORTE is censurable for his mile
age, does EI.HANAN SMITH stand iu any
better situation ? When the bolters de
nounce LAPORTE, will they be consistent
and include SMITH ?
—But the tallest charging on record
was done by Mr. JUDSON IIOLCOMB, who
engineered the Peoples' Convention, ac
cording to PIOLLET'S instructions. In
1859, Mr, IIOLCOMB was a clerk in the
Treasury Department, at Harrisburg. at. a
large salary. He bad been Assistant
Clerk of the House the winter previous,
and it devolved on him to open the session
of 1859. He walked over from the Trea
sury Department, and performed that
duty, arvd charged the State for 500 miles
of travel. The Auditor General didn t
exactly see the distance —but the amount,
(875,) was finally paid April 14, 1859,
Here was an unblushing and palpable
swindle—a charge for mileage where not
ten rods was traveled.
6SP* The disorganizing plot of disappointed
office-seekers looks not only to the overthrow
of the Republican organization of this county,
but also the subversion of the principles of
that parly. It is not sufficient that the orga
nization should be prostrated, but the leaders
are marking out a new line of policy at vari
ance with all the professions of past years.—
The policy indicated is a "conservative "oue,
an approval of the course of Senator COWAN,
and a repudiation of the principles of the radi
Already the Argus is breaking ground if*
this direction ; already the leaders in the dis
organizing movement are calling themselves
Conservatives—already they show signs of
hostility to the President's avowed policy, and
give evidence of sympathy with those latent
traitors who delight to call the true friends of
the country Abolitionists," and who denounce
the President on every convenient occasion.—
There is no doubt but the professions these
gentlemen have made for the past few years
are to be falsified, and a treaty of friendship
and peace to be made with the Democracy.
We do not believe the present is the titno
for any Republican to give up the principle*
be has advocated for years. In our judgment
j they should hold fast to them with unusual to*
nacity The safety of the country requires it,
and we trust no Republican will be cajoled or
frightened into a surrender of his principles-
Stand fast by the Republican flag, and ail will
be well. The skies are brightening, and noth
ing but treachery or timidity can prevent it®
I speedy and certain triumph of Kipubfr'AoisUJ.