The Montrose Democrat. (Montrose, Pa.) 1849-1876, September 03, 1857, Image 2

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Thursday, September 3, ISM".
win. P. PACKER, Lycoming
C. S. GILBERT, Great Bend.- -
o.', I. C4ANE, Montrose
G. 31. DENISON, Diuibel:
JUDSON STONE, 'Middletown.
DA N% BREWSTER, Montrose.
1. E. BISCHARD, Jessup
Our friend Joe' DAY, who formerly work
ed in our office, has become ass.rtciateki with
George A. Chage in the editorial and husines
management of the Korth Branch Democrat.
They publi-b a neat and spicy paper ; are ex.
cellent. pinters, thwiastic democrats and
,promising writers. Boys ! Long may you wave..
tar We published a few creeks since, an
advertiSement of..t. 'Dimoelr, El. relative
to a Land Warrant that had been lost, !Dis
sent or stolen from the mail.
It turns out that the Warrant has been all
this, time in the Dead Letter. Office at Wash
ington, and having-lately been discovered has
been sent to Col., Diatock at Montrose. and is
now in the possession of D. D. Searle,Esq. his
Agent at this place,
The Fair.
We are requested to call attention to the
time of holding I,§e Fair and Cattle show:
which will be held on Wednesday the 23d of
September, instead of the 13th of October, as
heretofore announced. This change, has been
Made at the request of nun - loons contributors
who believed the tatt l er day mould be too late
in the season to exhibit many articles ad
vantage- \\.
The timepr holding the Plowing Match,
which will beat Friendsville, and the names
of the Judges, will ibe found in another col
umn, in the notice 'of the Executive Commit
tee. •
An Interesting Fight.
'ilmot, the champion of Sambo and-the
LO4k Sam, is likely to get into difficulty
_Avail the disciples of flazlehurst's Sam. Tie
Cllirman of the liszleburs,t Committee, on
Tuesday evening, August 25th, replied to the
the evening precious. He is
said to have completely annihilated the
\• " apostle of Freedom"-on the questinti iS
• sue between them. , The Democracy Can qui
.elly look on and see the " Kilkenny" cat
game played out, and then appropriate the
cause of the quarrel.
Information Wanted.
Is it .a 'fact, as currently reported, that .
o.lCeal, the black "Republican" candidate
for Register and Recoider, conld . not vote at
the State election last - fall, because he did not
have his naturalization papers at that time?
When the Republican informs us on this
point, will it vouchsafe to tell animpatient
public whether the said aspirant fur public
boners, is or is not, a member ofithe Catholic
Church! The faithful of the secret- order
want information on these po;nts; and_it is
for their
truthful r
Some time since, we stated that fanny's
Combined Reaper and Mower carried off the
first prize at the Syracuse trial. This was
incorrect,`as we have since learned that the
prize was not awarded at the time our F tate
=ea appeared. \Ve obtained the information
upon which was based our complimentary
notice of Manny's Machine, from a gentleman
of this borough, who we 6 uppose4*as correc
tly informed on the Subject; but-it appears
that he was in error and led
138 into one. We make this correction, as we
bare no disposition to unjustly prejudice the
rights of persons interested in other patents.
The Jviortnal School.
The Susquehanna County Normal School
commencis its session at this place to-day.
Its prospects, as evidenced by the large
number of students in attendance, are quite
flattering, and we trust that it will be so con
ducted as to give entire satisfaction to both.
pupils and patrons. Indeed, with such an
t \ uspicious opening, we have every-reason to
believe that it will prove popular among, and
advantageous to our citizens. Every effort to
disseminate knowledge, and properly train
the growing mind of the community should
be heartily encouraged and liberally suppor
ted. The position of the teacher, as our own
experience testifies, is one of grave responslibil
ity; to correctly', mould and impress the intel
lect committed to his keeping, is at once a
diffiCult and an honorable task. The primary
design of the Normal School is to fit young
men and women to properly perform this task.
Prof. Stoddard sustains an excellent repu
tation as an Instructor; and we believe that
Mr. Tewksbury bas-the requisite energy and.
business qualifications to manage succeasfully i
the affairs of the Institution. We wish the
enterprise abundant success.
telt is oasis ta be tempted sad all
Irks will mar resist.
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Wilmot on the Stump.
David Wilmot is advertised to
. barangue
he people in ditferent parts of the State, from
his time till the 13th of October, on the sub-
'ecta:of Slavery and Know-Nothingism. By
bis violent, and as he fancies, fascinating de
clamatory power, he hopes . tVlecure votes
enough,. to place him in a position which he
lacks the ability and experience to fill with
credit to hinarelf or the Commonwealth. It
becomes the independent voter to enquire in
what way Wilmot's election can affect slave
ry ; whether as Governor of Pennsylvania, be
could 'consistently witlrbis official oath inter-
fere with that institution, and propßgate or
restrict it.' We assert without •hesitation,
!hat the questions growing out of slavery
have nothing to do with our State affairs;
and that all disc slims of the subject de
signed to intlue e the voter in the selection
of State Officer are inappropriate, and
sorted to by etnagogucs for unholy pur
poses. The rinciples promulged by the
; Democratic Pa y, in Convention at Cincin-
uati, and advocated by its orators and presses
during the Presidential contest, have received
the endorsement of the voters of the Repub-
lie, and been proclaimed by .the highest judi-
cial power to be strictly constitutional ; while
tl:e views .or the -opposition have been. pra
nounced erroneous and dangerous to the
peace and sell-being of the country- The
question of hlaverrin the Territories, belongs
to the people of the Territories,qpdtnuatlaiv4-
4,mr-nre mibjeCt, the independent sovereignty
of Pennsylvania, could only interfere for its
regulation and settlement tbroUgh.her Repre
sentatives in that body. Ifer -Governor and
Canal Commissioners could no more limit or
enlarge its boundaries, than they could pre
scribe the means of raising st revenue to de
fray the expensesof the Federal Government.
fit any view of the subject then its discussion
can produce no practical griod ; it may. how
ever, result in evil, by' withdrawing the etten
von of the elector from questions oven which
tho State Administration has unlimited con
trol, and leaving those questions to. be de
termined in a, tnaurdr prejudicial to his in
terests and feelings. The election of a State
Government with reference to questions be
longing to the Federal power has always
proved, and will continue to prove, fatal to
the rights and interests of the people. The
Democratic system is beautiful and just be
cause of its capacity and tendency - to reflect
the popular will. Elect a man to office as
the representative of the public sentiment on
a subject, which in his official capacity he
cannot affect, and the design of the dem
ocratic theory is thwarted. Pemisykania,l
New. York, Massachusetts and Ohio have
each tasted the bitter fruits of this impolitic
and unwise practice. Pollock was elected
Governor to restore the Missouri Compromise
and combat slavery; . the result is that his
administration will be remembered only as
the . period when corruption reached its cli
max in the " Keystone," , and displayed its
hideous features in the creation of an uncount
ed number of "Rag Mille," alias Banks;
in a gift of the public property to a mam
moth corporation, and an attempt to sell
the sovereignty of the Commonwealth. The
Empire Stateinvested the negro sentiment
with the scepter ef_power_and the result is
TD - ner r otne - nrerropas is ilianit" the onar
te red rights and privileges which its inhabi
tants have enjoyed for a century. Massa
chusetts yielded to fanatacism, and disgraced
her stritute-books in
, the eyes of the nation
and the world, with a law under the captiva
ting title cf. the "Personal ,Liberty Bill,"
which nullified a constitutional enactment of
.the national Legislatire. Ohio took the ab
olition monstrosity to her bosom; and while
tenderly nursing the hideous thing, one of
its conspicuous patrons thrust his band into
her trea;ury and robbed her of nearly Itloooo,-
000. The " shrieks for freedom," and . the
1 1 deouncistions of slavery in which Wilmot
and his associates indulge, constitute's cloak
under which the arch demagogues hide their
real purposese—while pleasing the popular
ear with toteching appeals ,id behalf of op
pressed humanity, and stirring phillippics
against despotism in all its forms, these polit
ical. sharks are mainly intent on robbing the
people of their rights, and money. What
cares David • Wilmoefor the misfortunes of
Sambol His whole life proves him incapa
ble of cherishing an honest political sentiment
—a liberal idea unalloyed with selfishness.--
Ile opposed to the extension of slavery I Why
he voted for the admission of Texas into the
Cciiin, reserving to the South the right to
erect fire new slave States out of the bounda
ries of the "lone Star." Ile in favor of free
speech ! Be voted to deny his constituents
- the sacred right of petition. Ile ridicule
popular sovereignty ! Ile voted for Franklin
Pierce as the representative of that doctrine,
1 and the Baltimore platform which distinctly
and unequivocally promulged it.
And, yet, in the light of these facts, he
is impudent enough to go before the people
and proclaim with guttural solemnity that be ,
has . always been the faithful and consistent ,
champion of freedom. The democratic par
ty does not-object to the discussion of slavery
because it doubts thecorrectness of its posi
tion, - or fears to defend its views. It is, how
ever, contented with the decision of the Su
preme Court, and rebukes those who set the
laws of the land at defiance. Wilmot is one
of that number; be is now discussing before
the people a question which is not involved
in the struggle for State officers; ho is at
tempting to excite a prejudice against an
authoritative jtulicialdecision. Let the peo
ple, before whom he preaches his incendiary
doctrines, remember that five ou'Vof six cans- .
es carried from his court in this county last
spring Were reversed by the Court above.—
This fact will help them to place a proper
estimate on the legal opinions of the "Stump
Judge," who, is his vanity, attacks the Su
preme Judicial power of the United States.
fair . and
less been in session at Cleveland Ohio. the
avowed object is the liberation of slaves in
the South. Gerritt Smith 4Co.'were in at•
lei /dance, with ;Northern men almost exclu
rr Pr aCtice of eaching
his raral o it t of Wilm e.. vs. the
It will 'be remembered that on the 10th of
July last, Mr, Wilmot, for a mercenary pur
pose, penned a response to the inquiries of
the. K. N. State Council, in Which be fully
endorsed'and approved the despotic doctrines
'.of the "Dark I ? anterb party." Oa -the
strength of that response several of*, lead
eta and jouanalista of that party are striving
hard to make him,Governor of the Common
wealth. They • (somewhat ignorant `of the
man's character,) have taken - him at his Word
and proclaimed that he is the devoted friend
and fit exponent of Native Americanism.—
While his 'Phig Ugly' letter is quoted in the
strong K. N. Districts as conclusive proof of
his idhe4on to the doctrine that " Americans
must rule America," the action of the 'late
black " Republican" Convention of this coun
ty is triumphantly referred to by his . friends
here, as evidence of his and their disposition
to place the naturalized and native-born citi
zen on a political equality. t That convention
as is well known, nominated a man of foreign
birth for the office of Register and Recorder.
bother to appease one wing °Melt party,and
present a united front in their struggle for the
spoils, the sworn enemies of the naturalized
citizen and the•Catholie wow forced to make
this nomination, though in so doing they
dot:emitted amoral perjury. They hoped also,
in this manner to cajole into the support of
/Pat hininkt Wei since the institUtion . of the
iniquitiouslodgesystem with its demoralizing
machinery. Thus is the pitiful spectacle
presented of the opposition candidate for Gov
ernor travelling in the South Western coun
ties of the State, abusing :and condemnino ,
men for the actident of birth, whilels dupes
in this locality, acting obedience to his
instructions, are endeavoring to elect to an
important office, one of the very class of citi
zens their master is taxing his ingenuity to
render unpopular and odious. These facts
firmly e ; _tablish, in the minds of most men,
the conviction that our. opponents are willing
to resort to any dishonorable expedient for
the purpose of achieving a ttory ; that they
will act in defiance of their professions and
the prejudices they have carefully nurtured,
when they fancy such action will inctease
their chances of success. The nomination of
a foreigner by the parasites of Wilmot,.taken
in connection with that gentleman's "Plug
Ugly" epiltle, presents an anomalous and
musing caie. Said epistle is declared by
said peasites to be orthodox, and to enun
ciate just, correct and libe‘al principles.—
Why, then, do they refuse to stand by those
principles, and like honest, fearless WPC, go
into the contest and by word and act defend
them! Again, bow humiliating it must be
to the meri'who Lave sworn in some den at
midnight, to proscribe the naturalized citi
izen and the Catholic, to be driven to the
polls smarting under - the party lash, and
compelled to vote in defiance of their oaths
and prejudices, for a member of that much
talked of " ignorant horde," attracted to our
shores by the beauty and liberality of our
Pea institutions. We do not, of course, re
gard Mr. O'Neal as unfit for the office. for
which he is named, because he happened to
be born across the Atlantic : but we cannot
help - thinking that those who. stereo to con
-. of birth as attecti ng a man's
fitness for a public trust, have exhibited gross
and arousing inconsistency in_ nominating him
for an official station. The leaders of the
black " Republican" phalanx have no right
to ask their " rank and filer to violate their
oaths and, prejudices at the ballot-box, this
fall. They have done this, however, in their
nomination of a foreigner; and we are anx
ious to know how they will reconcile the ac
tion of their county Convention with the
principles defended in the "Plug Ugly"
document of their champion, Wilmot. As,
their organ attempted to prove that their
bargain with the Fillmoreites, as exhibited in
the formation of a fusion Electoral ticket, was
"entirely fair," we suppose the obedient
hireling who pens . the insipid paragraphs
for that delectable sheet, will exhaust him
self in, the effort to convince the faithful that
they oan support for office an imported Eng
lishman without Violating the spirit' of the
"Plug Ugly" manifesto. The task will be
a difficult one;
.and the performance will be
no leas ludicrous than edifying:
Walker's Calumniators.
The Southern °hr.:lists and Northern agi
tators lovingly coalesce with the very patri
otic (?) design of crushing Governor Walker by
abuse and misrepresentation, The Nashville
Patriot endorses the diatribes of the .Ncw
York Tribune, and the Neu/ Orrthes -Delta
contributes its sarcasm to swell the torrent-of
calumny and scandal with which they fond
ly, but foolishly hope to hurl Walker from
the executive chair of Kansas. Meanwhile
the object of all this slang and fury-is quietly
but firmly discharging his official . duties ;
carrying out the instructions of the Adminis
tration, bringing order out of chaos, and' re
storing peace-to that hitherto distracted Ter
ritory. The truth is, that Mr. Buchanan, in
strict accordance with his inaugural pledge
to fairly and impartially maintain the prin
ciples of.the Kanias-Nebraska law, has idea
tified‘iimeelcand his agents with neither of
the parties that, by frequent angry collisions,
have threatened Kansas with civil war. The
pro:alavery partisans are disappointel and
soured, because fidelity to the non interven
tion principle secures Kansas to freedom ; the
shriekers are chagrined because by virtue of
the very doctrine they have so- lustily con
demned, another Free State is soon to b.
added to the Union. Gentlemen extremists
of both sections,. your continuous fault find
ing and abuse cannot alter the result ;.events
are rapidly establishing the truth of the as
sertion, that the Democratic Party is neither
pro-Slavery nor anti-Slavery, in the usual
partisan sense of those terms. It will adhere
rigidly to strict constitutional principles, con
fident that the maintenance of our admirable
Constitution, in all its parts, is essential to
the preservation of rational liberty.
tonoge has no bones,bsit it Wake
Wilmoes Boost
Wilmot's excessive vanity is at once ludi
crous and revolting. To illustrate': In his
cent speech at Philadelphia, he indulged in'
•that stile boast, which the periple of this
county have heard him frequently make, ex
pressing the conviction that the Demo ratio
party would delight to receive him back in
to its ranks; that he would be regarded as
an orthodox democrat, if he would consent;
to "catch a tigger,"•dtc. Now we care not
to dissipate this iplenaing illusion of the faith
less and demoralized being, whoseseif conceit
prompts him to
. tittO utterances ; but we are
firmly convinced that his belief in this re
spect, is " the baseless fabric of a vision;"
the carefully nurtured result of an ardently
cherished, but flickering hope. The man who
pollutes his judicial robes in the Philadelphia
.groggeries, in order to captivate a. city. Tab-
I4e, would not be likely to shrink from the
performsuee of any task that would gain fOr
him the approbation of the - party in power.
The man who breaks faith with a friend, or a
political association, should avoid " all refer
ence to hisconssienceor sense of honor ; such
rekrencti might awake nopleasanzetleclions
and provoke annoying veminiseinces. 'Our
opinion is that Dahl Wilmot might hunt
" niggers" to the ,be alaferial diminution df
his corpulency ani the , gratification of his
passion for tnischif and misery, without at
tracting the faroable .notiofs of any political
Coutri Proceeding*.
We present from the Court Record_an
epitome or the fa:Terme oustowexti.. i w hi c h
is of public interest) transacted at the Dina
Term. We make no mention of the Indict.
ments that me not finally disposed of. Ouf
report is limited and mainly confined to the
cues tried, or settled
Monday, Aug. 17, Court called at 10 o'-
clock, A. M. Present, lion. Darius Bullock
of Bradford County, President; -Charles F
Read and Urbane Burrows, Esqs Assoeiste!
Judge Bullock's commission presented and
Oa motion of Wm. 11. Jessup, Eiq., II : L.
Emmons was sworn and admitted to practice
as an Attorney and Counsellor at Law in the
several - Courts of Susquehanna County
Perserved Hinds vs. Ann E. Hinds. In this
case tho Court- decreed a Divorce from the
bonds of mstrimonv.
Commonwealth es. Cyrus Burch. Surety
of the Peace; Def't sentenced to enter his
own recognisance in $lOO to keep the Peace,
and to pay the coati.
Com'lth vs. Augustus Burke, Assault and
Battery; trial and verdict of Guilty. Def't
sentenced to - pay a fine of $23 and costs of
Corn. vs. 0. Phelps--settled and approved
by the Court. .
Com'kb vs. Tiffany--Bottled and approved
by the. Court.
Indictment against Solomon Taylor for
furnishing intoxicating drinks to a person of
knOwn intemperate habits, returned " Igno
ramus," and County pay the costs.
Indictment against W. Shears for Lar
cety,yeturned Ignoramus." Thos. Morrissey,
Cousith vs. Sane Patrick. Indictment for
Robbery. Def't pleads " Not uilty." Trial
pert sentenceu tuat
he return the goods and chattels stolen, or
Say the full value' thereof and that he forfeit.
all and singular the residue of the !adds,
tenements, goods and chattels whereof he was
seized at the time the crime was committed
and until he was convicted of the same
that be pay the cost of prosecution and one
dollar fine for the use of the County, and
undergo an imprisonment in the Penitentiary
in solitary confinement at hard labor for one
year, an.) stand committed until the sentence
to complied with.
Corn'lth vs. Solomon . Taylor. Indictment
for keeping a Tippling House. _ Def t pleads
"Guilty," and is sentenced to pay *6O and
costs of prosecution, and stand committed,
S. S. Grover vs. James Reynolds. On trior
tion of Wm. J. Turrell, Esq : , Levy of E•t. Ea.
stricken off. .
Comlth vs. Thos. Jones. Indictment, Lar
ceny. Plea of Guilty of Peti Larceny. Sen
tenced to restore the property stolen, or pay
the value thereof, pay the costs of prosecu
tion and undergo ten days imprisonment in .
County Jail, and to stand committed, (to.
Selicia Thayre vs. L3riah Thayre. Decree
of Divorce from the bonds of matrimony.
Comlth vs. John D. Paddock. Assault and
Battery. Dert pleads Guilty and is sentenced
to pay a fine of $5 and costs of Prosecution.
Corn'lth vs. Jabez McCreaiy. Assault and
battery. Trial and verdict of Guilty. Dert
sentenced to pay a fine of $lO and costs.
Corn'lth vs. James M. Bunnell and Albright
Dunham for procuring Abortion. Trial and
verdict of "Not Guilty" and Dens pay the
Indictment against. J.Q. Barnes returned
"Ignoramus," and Prosecutor pay . the costs.
Com'lth vs. Henry Dußois. Assault and
battery with intent to kill. Trial and verdict
of " Guilty." Deft sentenced to pay a fine of
$5 and costs of prosecution.
Robert Rogers vs. Simeon Burdick. In
this case Deft paid into Court $306'44, the
amount of Judgement as per statement filed.
The cotirt nrder that the money shall not
be paid out until DeeJ be filed.
Davenport vs. Mapes. Judnient fur want
of appearance.
Elizabeth Ace to the use of John Bunnell
vs. Benj. McKeeby and Richard McKeeby.
Verdict for Deft'.
Elisha W. Cook vs. Norab E. Cook. De
em of divorce from the bonds of matrimony.
Bradly Wakeman vs. Sainuel- Tewksbury
and William Cooly 2nd. Verdict for Plain
Hiran Curtis vs. N. Y. dg E. IL It. CO3-
Verdict for Derta. This was an action to re
cover the penalty affixed by the Legislature
to the passage is this State of Bank bills of a
lest denomination than 11.5,00. -
To Day (Wednesday Sept. 2d, .3d week of
Court) the tau, of Elias T. Young vs. the N.
Y. k R. R. R. Co. is in progress.
News Items.
The trial of Bogus "Goy." Robinlon Tor
aciumption of of& in the "State of Kansas"
' an acquittal. As there is no
such -State there can be no State Governor,
and cannot ta liable unless he interferes with,
and obstructs the action of the Territorial
The Secretary of the Interior has instruc
teethe U.S. Marshall of Minesota to take a
census of that Territory whenever be is infor
mad that it is the wish of the people to form
a vonstitution 'and State government, 'prepar
story to admission into the Union:
The Chicago Times thinks the new Con
stitution of lowa has been rejected by the
people. Clayton, a republican county, gives
307 majority against it. The negro suffrage
clause has beet. voted down by an • immense
majority of course.
By the arrival of the America at Halifax
We learn that the Atlantic Cable was lost on
Tuesday the 11th ult., after having paid out
successfully 335 nantical miles of the Cable,
and lost 100 miles of it in water over two
miles deep, At the timo the accident occur
red there was a heavy swell on. The Niaga
ra was running four know per hoar, and as
the vngineer thought the Cable was running
out too fast for the speed-of the ship, be di
• reeled the breaks to be tightened, when the
Cable parted some distance from the stern of
the slip.
The Niagara and two otter vessels are to
/remain for a time where the Cable parted to
try some experiments in the deep water of
that wart of the Atlantic [two thousand (41.1..
oms deep,] which it is considered will be o
great value to the Telegraph Company., and
then all go to Plymogh, England.
A correspoudentV the New York Her
ald, speaking of the commencement at Am
herst College recently, says :
"-uoN. 43. A. GROWS ADDRF.33.
I regret that even :reportorial exaggeration
will mot allow me to speak in hizh toms of the
address 'before the Alumni by Hon. G.A,G vow
of Pennsylvania. It was a misty and unsittiS
factory attempt-to show the connection be
tween the character of a nation and the sys
tem of education under which it is trained.
Jr. Grow .evide r ntly - labored under such
12kysical difficulties -in the delivery of his
address that his shortcomings were indulgent
ly regarded by the audience.".
The Issue:lPreseuted.
The Black Republican party in this State
seems determined upon overlooking all kcal
issues in the coming State election. They
have already hoisted the black flag of practi
cal Abolitionism to the mast bead, and put
their'tnost objectionable dogmas into the plat
form of principles which is presented to the
people for their acceptance. Kansas, bleeding
Kansas is the main feature in this canvass.
and the people are gravely told that the elec
tion of Mr. WILMOT and his colleagues is
necessary, In order to help tho free State
cause in that distant Territory. Not a single
member of the National House of Represeu-
tativei is to be elected this fill. The choice
of a person to represent the State in the Sen
ate of the United . States, does not
upon the Legislature t 6 be chosen. Thus the
whole, is narrowed into so Small a compass
that. by no • possibility can the interests of
either the pro or anti-slavery parties in Kan
sae be Affected by the result._ The wrongs
which either perty in Kansas claims to hare
suffered nt the hands of their opponents can
not be redressed upon the soil of Pennsylvanis.
They must be made a local issue in the Terri
tory where the people are anonainted with
LUC facts, and do not have them second
handed from news pedlars, who magnify the
occurrences in order to enhance their value
to such customers as delight in this kind of
political merchandize. The people of Kansas
are fully competent to settle their own affairs.
Under the wise provisions of the organic law of
that Territory, the powet ors') do:ng, devolves
iipon• them, and the interference of persons
from any quarter is Loth unlawful and imper
- But while the Black RlpuLizan party is• I
thus attempting to blind the eyes of the peo
ple with . passion aria prejudice upon a subject
which does not properly belong to our State
canvass, we call the attention of the citizens
to a matter_ of political verity which does
concern - them. The whole history of this
Black Republican movement- shows that its
leaders are divided into two divisions, wild
impracticable dreamers, and cunning, de
signing knaves, who Make 'an interested use
of the organization. The doings of this class
of men in the last Congress is still fresh in the
recollection of all. So bold and shameless
were they in pushing forward their scheme
of plundering the public treasury, that even
the more prudent of their politioal associates
were, obliged to desert; • t them and denounce
their acts. • The Cotrimitteaiof enquiry ap
pointed by Mr. Bssas. a - .Black Republican
Speaker, and composed of a majority of the
adherents of their• political party, reported
such a masa of testimony as to convince the
whole country that a majority .of the leading
Black Republican members of Congress bad
been interested and paid advocates of some
one of the many acts by which the national
treasury had been, or *as to be depleted.
And further, that. editors of leading Black
Republican journals, hvi also been engaged
in like measuret,Trom ishich profits were to
be realized. These are facts on record. They
make a point from which the friends of an
honest, economical administration of the
State Government can judge Mr. Wilmot
and the party to which he belongs, much
better than any set up in the distant plains of
bleeding Kansas.
This is the history of Black Republicanism
when entrusted with the management of pub
lic affairs in the nation. They were engaged
in either devising measures by which to dis
tract and disturb the peaceful - relations that
exist between the different States of the Un
ion, or passing acts from which profit would
accrue to themselves in a pecuniary way,
HEAVY Vzanter.—A. case was tried at the
August term of the Court in Iluntingdon
county, brought by Patrick Kelly, against
the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, for in
jury to his child, in which the j.nry )(seamed
a verdict of $5OOO for the plaintiff The
Huntingdon Journal rays—`• It will be re
membered that, some three years ago, a child
of the plaintif received severe injuries, cane-.
ing the amputation of his leg, by being run
over by a train of cars on raid road, while
he was attempting to cross. This case ex
cited great interest in the community, and
particularly on account of the conflicting
testimony offered. The conductor and two
brakesmen of the train which caused theirc
cident, swore positively that the boy had am
ple room to cross without going under the
cars, whilst some eight or ten of our best
citizens swore as positively that the child
could not have crossed in any other manner
than he did, as the road was entirely blocked
Isp. The Jury returned a verdict of $5OOO
- Harrisburg Patriot.
The lquin Litte d-Densocratic As.
The 4ucdess of the Democratic party has
always been a raysteiy tp the Opposition.
They have tried in vain to understand it, and
have ascribed it to every iinaginatla cause
but the true one. Changing their tactics
with their principles, every few years, to at
tack it 'on' what-they conceive to be the weak
hide, they find that noble old organization
fully armed at all points to repel them, and
their fond anticipations of victory blasted by
disastrous defeat after defeat, addee to the
record of their repulses.
When the Know -Nothing organization
the growth , of a night—overwhelmed the De
mocracy, defeated Biome, and elected Pot-
LOCK by a 'Majority of thirty thousand, leav
ing but a handful of Democrats in the Legis
latu're to tell that such a party ever had an
existence, the Opposition were flushed with
their temporary triumph to an unwonted 'de
gree. The least enthusiastic imagined that
the days of the Democratic party were num
bered, and that it could never : lift its head
above the wave that had engulfed it. now
little they knew the spirit that animated the
Democracy I Even in that dark day, not a
true Democrat but felt within him that his
party was really triumphant in the midst of
its disasters, and that its inberent vitality, de
rived from just principles,' would yet assert its
power in the overthow of its enemies.
When the Black 'Republican party witnes
sed the intense excitement whicbspread like
a sudden and devouring flame over the north
ern States, they imagined they saw the Demo
cratic party in its death struggle, spending
its energies in vain against the array of fanati
cism they hadinvolsed toits destruction. At
last, they fondly believed, they bad fonnd the
vulnerable, int of assault, and that the par
ty which so long baffled their efforts, was
about, to fall beneath the blows of a furious
fanaticism. The result was another bitter
disappointment. While the Black Republi
can ranks received daily accessions from the
Democracy—weak branches torn of from the
parent tree by the fury 'of the storm--the true
men of all parties rallied under the Democrat
ic standard, and emerged under itsamplefolds,
into the light of the greatest, the most eon
ous -victory that the Democratic party ard the
Constitution itself ever gained.
Still failing to see the justice of 'its princi.
piles constitutes the immoveable rock on which
the Democratic party stands so firmly, the
Opposition made the w touriding discovery
that Democratic ascendency was mainly due
to the patronage the Canal Com
missionevs en the Main Line, and that if this
great source of Democratic victories was once
removed, the sceptre would depart from the
Democratic party, and . Davin WlLmot be
elected Governer of Nnusylvania.
We Lave been told that the Main Line
was the great. prop of the Democratic, party,
without which it would fail with a sudden
era-h. Soule of the Opposition presses were so
fully persuaded that this was a ttuth, that. they
almost expected the party would disband the
moment that the Main Line went into the
handset the Penn , ylvania Railroad Company.
Well, the Main Line, has been sold and trans
revel The power of the Canal 'Commission
ers over it has ceased, and ,their patronage
ended. We lock in vain for its disastrous ef
fects upon our party. General Nesse. is
nosy stronger than he was before the sale,
and he is growing in stength daily. DAVID
.Thstor is no stronger than he was before the
Main Line was divorced from the State, and
he is manifestly growing weaker and weaker, -
day by day. Even his supporters disconso
lately admit that notliirg can save him , not
even a renewal of the Kansas excitement.
We never have regarded the Main Lino as
ihs source of strength to the Democratic part
ty. On the contrary, patronage growing out
of its management by the Canal Comnasssion
era has rather been an element of weakness.
For one successful applicant for office there
were half a dozen disappointed—bitter and rra,
sengefully.di.appointed ones. There unsuc
tes ful applicants and their sympathisers did
more injury to the party than could be coun
terbalanced by the one man comfortably in
stalled in office. They were the outs, and the
outs are proverbially more active and ener
getic than the ins. It belongs to human na
ture that revenge is more powerful than grati
The effect of this was manifested in those
Counties through which the Main Line runs.
The strongest Democrats Counties in the,State
are those through which the Main Line does
not pass, and the Counties in which we made
the greatest gains at tha last election aro en
tir&ybeyond its influence. The great move
ment tbroughott all the Eastern Counties of
the . State in favor of Mr. 8u1di1 . 4.N.4,11, and the
corresponding defections in:WitNorthern and
Western Counties, were the result of causes
with which the patronage on the Main Line
have not the most remote connection. It is
simply absurd to suppose that it had.
No, Messrs. Black Republicans ! you will
have to seek for some other reason for Demo
cratic ascendency. It may not be apparent
to you, but it belongs to the consciousness of
every Democrat to know that the prosperity
of his party is due to the firmneess with
which it adheres to correct principles. The
Democracy intend to demonstate to you that
they . can elect a Governer without the Main
Line, by a larger majority than they have ever
beep able to elect one with the Main Line, be
cause he-is the representative of true Consti
tutional principles. which have an unshaka
ble bold upon the people of Pennsylvania.
MARRIED TO A iDvxma:vo."—Theeditor of
the Strasburg (Lancaster county) Herald was
married last week, and 'made the following
official announcement of the fact in his paper :
"Dist week, as per engagement, we started
for. Philadelphia, and after spending a few
pleasant days ift-the city of Brotherly,. Love;
we started for_ Bridgeport, and stepped over to
Norristown 'Where we wcra united to the ni
cest little dumpling that was ever made
Decidedly complimentary' that, to the
bride! Perhaps the loving Benedict will tell
us what Gond a dumpling he bas tied around
his neck I Apple dumplings are the most
common; but then his taste may be different.
Whatever its composition, we hope his dump
ling mr.y keep sweet, and. nover4pve him the
Tus INDIA TRADE.—The Boston Transcript
states that the India trade of that citv,whichy
hu been a losing beisiness for the last six
months, has revived, under the influence of
the news of the India troubles. Nearly all
descriptions of goods are oow paying hand
some profits to importers. The receipts of
merchandise at Boston - from the various In
dia ports willprobably greatly exceed in
quantity and value the - importations of any
previous year. A large number of ships are
now due.
tar The following is one of - the resolutions
adopted at a Democratic meeting in Lehigh
county :
"Resolved, That the Know Nothing, Black
Republican, Free Soil candidate for Orbs - en/or,
David Wilmot, from his unexampled success
in Lehigh county, in aiding to raise a major
ity of several hundred hist fall for Buchanan,
by his appeals to the people in behalf of bleed
ing Kansas, is respectfully invited to favor us
with a little more of the same sort between
tbliand the October election."
Free , Mate and Republican By.•
• pocracy." -
The lion. Andrew Stuart, of Ohio w}
t o
was elected to Congress ou r the anti Nebraska
platforin, and has over, since acted- with the
Republican party, has' just been making a
tour of Kansas, and in a late nunribeit of his
own paper, the Stubeuville Union, he says;
"Every street corner, and doggdry,' of‘
which in this Old 4 MaSfineli . tnet ta t tow r? there I
are not a few, had its crowd of 'disputants,—
llere I found James IL Lane, , who invited
'me over to his wigwam, where we took a
smoke, and talked over matters. Re justifies
his course and that of the ultra Free St ate
men, of which he is the leading slink, - upon
circumstances of which he alleges the people
of the Free States know nothing. I also met
Governor Robinion, Genezal Porucrof, Mr.
Jeokins, Dr. Cutter, S. N. Wood, And other_
notabilities_ of the Free State party. The
principal \ topic,was the Topeka Legislature,
then abotit to assemble. No one seemed to
know precisely what they were going to do;
no plan seemed agreed upon,. and the more
prudent acknowledged' that the whole pre
needing was a farce, which they scarcely
knew. bow to get out of with any kind' of
credit. They were determined not to vot e
for members for the Constitutional Conven
tion, but avowed they would vote for mem
beers of the Territorial Leggtnre next Oe
toter, when they expected to carry every elec
tion district in the Territory 7 . , I endeavored
to understand them on the hypothesis of con
sistency, but could not. They-would not vote
at the Constitutional , election, because that
would recognise the bogus -.Legislature; but
‘ier would vote in October for Delegate to
Congre'sind for Legislative officers wider
the tame bogus law.
also avowed their inteltienOf voting
down the Constitution, whether good or-llad;
saying that they had a majority; and.vvotild
make a Constitution in their own time, and-,
such retie as they wanted, To a suggestion
that it would be .of vast interest to the pros
perity of the territory to have •political
tens settled immediately and finally, the re•
ply was that sucha settlement might.tend to
build ap the 4 d—d Deinocratic' party, which
they wished to see crushed to atoms.
I withdrew Thule than ever 'convinced that
the free State leaders 'do not desire to see
peace or fraternal feeling prevail among the
the people. The oliect is to keep Kansas
bleeding' for the purpose of furnishing Black
Republican electioneering capital in the States.
Looking over the whole geld, Ilia after mix
ing .yrith the people-of
,the Teriitory fur near
a month, such a vonclnsion forces itself upon
me irresistably."
irar The following eloquent and beautiful
definition of Democracy is , from the pen of
Nahum Capen, Esq, the' recently appointed
Pogtmaster of Boston. It is from a "work
entitled, the History of - Democracy," of
which Mr. Apia is the author, We can
scarcely conceive anything more emphatic,
forcible and heautifal than the eitract• Which
we capy.- ,
ts - DEMOCRACY t-em u Democracy
represents the great principle of progre,
is ouvrard and outward in its movements.--
It- has a heart for action- and motive for a -
world. - It constitutes the principle of diffu
sion, and is to humanity what the centrifu
gal" force :It to the unive,se. What motion is
to them, Dernicracy issto principle. It is the
soul in action.. It conforms to the Provi
dence of God. It has confidence in man and
an abidingsreliance in his destiny. —lt-seeks
the largest liberty, the greatest good and sur-.
est happiness. It aims to build pp the great
interests of the many. to the least detriment
of the few. It remembers the past without
forgetting the future. It cares for the-weak
while it. permit!' no injustice to tie strong.=
It conquers the' oppressor aud, prepares the•
subject of tyraimy for freedom. It melts the
bigot's heart to meekness and reconciles his
mind to knowledge. It dispels the clouds of
ignorance and superstition, anti prepares the. l
people for instruction and self-respect. It
adds wisdom to legislation and improted
judgment to government. It favors enter
prise that yields a reward to the many, and
industry that is permancnt. It is the pioneer
of humanity—the conservator of a nation..
fails only when it ceases to be true to itself
Vox Forum vox Dar has proved to-be both
a proverb and a- prediction.' -
Partial Deafness and Discharges -
from the Ear. • -
Dr. Ileerz.Er begs to announce to those of
his patients with whom le has been in . coin;
municatien, that be has, in compliance with
their special request, made arrangements to
establish his Ear Instituticin in 54w York
and be generously offeis to atterd all persons
suffering affections of the Ear, without charge,
until cured—thereby proving his success un- •\
equalled, and protecting., the deaf from:being
swindled, by paying self-styled ,Aurists exor
bitant fees in advance, and the infliction of
still more serious 'evils, by permitting the ap
plication of dangerous remedies by inexpe
rienced and unskilful handst' -
Dr. H. may here state that he his no con- 1
nection whatever with any person advertising
to cure deafness; neither has he given per
mission for the publication of a certificate,
purporting to emanate from him ; and can
not, therefore, be responsible for any-slant
ing consequences resulting from rashness and
desperation. The loss of money may not be
material to some persons, but the deprivation
of one of the most important of the senses,
ought to bieregarded and treated with more
than ordinary solicitude.'
Desfness, noise in the bead, - and all 'disa
greeable discharges from the Ear, speedily
and permanently removed, without causing
the least pain or inconvenience. A cure in
all cases guaranteed where-malformation does
not exist. •
Thirteen years' close and almost undivided
attention !to this branch of special practice,
hass-enabied him to reduce his treatment to
such a degree of success as to find the most
confirmed and obstinate cases yield, by a steady
attention to the means prescribed. -
The destruction, by . fire, of the Philadelphia
Ear Infirmary—of which Dr. HARTLEY RAS
the head—having released him- from his.du
ties in that . city, he has established' perma
nently his Institution, for . the . exclusive treat'
meat of Ear Diseas . es, at 760 Broadway; N.
Consul titioti aqd Examination - each' morn
o'clock, the train from Rahway tt New York,
when - near the city of Elizabeth, was thrown
off the -track by encountering an iron' rail
which bad been laid upon the track. .Tbe
Philadelphia train which 'came along soon af
terwards, brOught the passengers of -the Rah
way.train to Jersey City. No one MO repor
ted injured. The rail was placed in such a
position that tbe pilot of the engine palsied o
ver it,. and the forward truck passing over it
threw the engine off the track; and after ran
ting some six hundred feet took a sheer and
came in contact with the wall wherelt stop
ped. The cars were lei On the track pew
jured. A little delay occurred to the Philadel
phia train, after whiCh the night trains ran
regularly.—,Newark Daily Adverifstr . , Ass