The Montrose Democrat. (Montrose, Pa.) 1849-1876, September 10, 1867, Image 1

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A. J. GERRITSON, Proprietor.}
A ME X£3 IX' OPL 'sr
Of the Great Struggle between Liberty
and Despotism for the last
Hundred Years.
Proclaiming liberty to the negro slaves
of the South, and arming them against li
their masters, are the measures by which
the Republicans claim to have propitiated
the favor of the Deity ; to hav A e won His
blessing upon their cause, and croWned
it with victory. Without disputing this
claim, it is a very significant fact, that on
turning over the history of the past, it is
found that all the tyrannical powers of
Great Britain, wherever they have at
tempted to rule with arbitrary sway over
any of the colonies of America, were in
spiredwith the same heavenly idea of free
ing the negroes, which they had brought
from Africa, and sold to the co'ouists as
slaves, and arming them against them,
as the surest method of compelling obe
diace to their arbitrary power. Thus,
Robert Walsh, jr., in Lis work entitled
Au Appeal from the Judgments of
Great Britain respecting the United States
of America, containing an Historical Out
line of their Merits and their Wrongs,"
mentions among their wrongs the follow
ing incident. He says:
" Virginia refused to receive the Davi
fmtion act of .O.iver Cromwell, and was
liable to the displeasure of the Common.
wealth. Parliament despatched a fleet,
for the reduction of the Province, and
gave the officers instructions to employ
every act of hostility iu case of refractor'.
PCSS, and to set free such servants and
slaves of masters who should oppose the
Parliamentary government, as would serve
doldicrs to subdue them.'" "This was a
parental expedient," says Mr. Walsh,
-showing the antiquity of the feeling
prompted the suggestion of Gov.
Lyttleton, of South Carolina, in the de
hate of the British Parliament, in 1775,
' that if a few regiments were sent to the
Sow kern colonies of America, the negroes
would rise and imbrue their hands in the
blood of their masters.'"
Bancroft says, "Lyttleton, governor of
South Carolina, in an address to Pauli&
ment, explained the inherent weakness of
the Southern colonies, and with obvious
satisfaction intimated that if a few regi
ments were sent there, the negroes would
rise and imbrue their hands in the blood
of their masters. He was against concil
iatory offers ; the honor of the nation re
quired coercive measures: the colonists
ought to be conquered before mercy was
shown them. The House sustained these
sentiments by a vote of 270 against 110."
• Who but British tyrants in England,
and British tories iu America, ever sane•
tioned these measures against the Ameri
can people ? Not a single Ameiican his
torian ever attempted to palliate these
atrocities, but with one accord have pro
nounced them barbarous and wicked.—
They have been held up to the whole
world as evidences of the bitter bate
Great Britain entertained towards the
Americans, and the terrible and wicked
revenge she meted out to them, for non
compliance wj th all her despotic demands.
Exciting their slaves to Insurrection, is
one of the wrongs and outrages mention
ed in the Declaration of Independence,
which justified the Americans in absolv
ing themselves from all allegiance to the
British crown.
These atrocious measures of arming the
slaves against the Americans were passed
in Parliament one year before they as
serted their independence, and to thelion
or of Great Britain one hundred and ten
of the members voted against them. The
immortal speech of Lord Chatham was
such a sublime specimen of eloquence, as
well as a plea in behalf of the Americans,
that the children and grand-children of
the revolutionary fathers were taught to;
repeat it in the schools of learning, when
studying the art of elocution and oratory.,
Both of the savage races in America, thei
Indians and the Negroes, were called to
the aid of Great Britain in her attempt to'
subjugate America, as they have been
called by the Republican party to their,
aid in subjugating the South. Of course
a person can have but little choice wheth
er to be butchered by a black or a red
barbarian. but it has always been con.
sidered a more equal s and honorable con
test of arms, when- the combatants were
of the same race and :color. When Great
Britain, therefore, allied herself with the
Indian and Negro races in America,
and solicited their- aid in subduing the
AmeriCana to their will, many noble lords
remonstrated against it. 'Lord Suffolk
contended for the principle adopted by
the Republicans, that " it is perfectly jug.
tiftable to use all the means that God and
nature have put into our hands."
This, moving the indignation of Lord
Chatham, he suddenly exclaimed, " I am
astonished, shocked, to bear, such princi-i
plea confessed--to hear them avowed in
this house, or even in' this country. I •
cannot repress- my indignation. I feel
myself impelled to speak. My lords, -we
are called upon, as members of his house;
as mea- - as Christiins--to protest against
such horrible barbirtiea, That Gati wad
nature have put into our hands l' What
ideas of God and nature that noble lord
may entertain, I know not; but I know
that such detestable principles are equal
ly abhorrent to religion and humanity.—
What! to attribute the sacred sanction
of God and Nature to the massacres of
savages! Such notions shock every pre
cept of morality, every feeling of humani
ty, every sentiment, of honor. These
abominable principles, and this more
abominable avowal of them, demand the
most decisive indignation. I call upon
that right reverend, and this most learned
bench to vindicatZ' the religion of their
God. I call upon the bishops to inter
pose the unsullied sanctity of their lawn ;
upon the judges to interpose the purity of
their ermine to save us from this pollu
tion. 1 call upon the honor of your lord
ships to reverence the dignity of your an
cestors, and to maintain your own. I call
upon the spirit and humanity of rn) coun
try to vindicate the national character. I
invoke the genius of the Constitution.—
Front the tapestry that adorns these
walls, the immortal ancestor of this noble
lord frowns with indignation at the dis
grace. of his country. In vain did ho de
tend the liberty and establish the religion
of Britain against the tyranny of Rome,
if these worse than popish cruelties are
endured among us. To send forth the
merciless savage against, whom ? Your
protestant brethren—to lay waste their
country—to desolate their dwellings, and
extirpate ; their race and name. Spain can
no longer beast pre-eminence of barbari
ty. She armed herself with bloodhounds
to extirpate the wretched natives of Mex
ico ; but, we, more ruthless, loose these
dogs of war against our countrymen in
America, endeared to us by every tie
that should sanctify humanity.
"My lords, I dall upon your lordships,
and upon every order of men in the State,
to stamp upon this infamous procedure
the indelible stigma of the public abhor
rence. More particularly, I call upon the
holy prelates of our religion, to do away
with this iniquity. Let them perform a
lustration to purify their country from
this deep and deadly stn.
" My lords, I am old and weak, and un
able to say more, but my feelings and in
dignation were too strong to say less. I
could not have slept this night in my bed,
nor reposed my head upon my pillow,
without giving ibis vent to my eternal ab
horrence-of such enormous and prepos
terous principles;"
ThiS speech of William Pitt, the earl of
Chatham, was considered by all Ameri
cans, from the ending of the war of 1776,
to the, beginning of the war of 1861, al
most 'eighty years, as the protest of
christianity against the wicked measures
which Great Britain adopted to reduce
our ancestors to submission to her power.
And yet Gen. McClellan was dismissed
from the army because he wrote a letter
to President Lincoln in which he uttered
the same sentiments as these of the im
mortal Wm. Pitt. He says, "This war
should be conducted upon the highest
principles known to Christian civilization."
lie did not. desire to "lay waste the
country of his protestant brethren—to
desolate their dwellings, and extirpate
their race and name."
Not so with the Republican party. The
editor of the Press, the organ of that party
in Pennsylvania, says: "If we are in a
war, let us plunder, burn and destroy, for
war means plunder, burning and destruc
tion." A member of the Legislature of
the same State, Mr. Lowry, declared, that
"if I were commander-in-chief of the army
and navy, I would inscribe upon every
banner that I sent into disloyal portions
and into disloyal States, the inspiring and
soul-stirring words, universal emancipa
tion,' and I would give to the slave who
would bring to me his master's disloyal
scalp, one hundred and sixty acres of his
master's plantation ; nor would I be at all
exacting as to where the scalp was taken
off, so that it was at some point between
the ears and the top of the loins." An
opposition member asked Mr. Lowry the
question, "If a slave murders and scalps
his master, or if a slave insurrection takes
place, I'w,ouid like him to state whether
the teachings of history do not inform us
that the infuriated. passions of the negro,
once aroused, will cause him to bring
along,with the dripping scalp of the mas
ter, the scalps of his innocent mistress and
her children ?" Doubtless they would
think the reward would be increased with
every additional scalp. Mr. Lowry re
plied that he said in the beginning of the
war, that "the South would bring upon
itself the horrors of St.,Domingo, and that
the whole South would suffer the conse
quences of its own act." And Mr. Lowry
was anxious to aggravate these horrors,
by offering the negroes a reward for every
scalp taken from a Southerner found with
arms in his hands.
In the war of Great Britain against our
ancestors, Gen. Gates, an American officer,
wrote the folloWing letter to Gen. Bur
Boyne: "Ilat the savages of, America
Ahould scalp the unhappy prisoners who
fall into their bands, is not extraordinary,
, but _that the famous Lieutenant-General
Burgoyne, in whom the fine gentleman is
united, with the soldier and the scholar,
ehould bire,the savages of America to
fcalp Europelurkand this descendants, pf
guropearoj bay wore, that be ehould pay
a price for each scalp so barbarously taken,
is more than will be believed in Europe,
until authenticated facts shall, in every
gazette, confirm the, truth of the horrid
tale. Miss Warea, a young lady, lovely
to the Bigjit, of virtuous character and
amiableliispo'sition, engaged to an officer
of your army, was, with other women and
children, taken out of a house near Fort
Edward, carriedinto the woods, and there
scalped and mangled in a most shocking
manner. Two parents, with their six chil
dren, were al! treated with the same inhu
manity, while quietly resting in their once
happy and peaceful dwelling. The mise
rable fate of Miss M.Vrea was particularly
aggravated by being dressed to receive
her promised husband, but met her mur
derer employed by you. Upwards of 100
men, women and children, have perished
by the hands of the ruffians, to whom, it
is asserted, you paid the price of blood."
Gen. Burgoyne replied by letter as fol
lows: "Lest my silence should be con
strued an acknowledgment of the t'r'uth of
your allegations, and a pretence be taken
for exercising future barbarities by the
American troops, I condescend to inform
you that I would not be conscious of the
acts you presume to impute to me, for the
whole continent of America, though the
wealth of worlds was in its bowels, and a
paradise upon its surface."
What will future historians say of this
Republican party, who have not only jus
tified all the barbarities of the war of
1776, upon the Americans, but would have
exceeded them, if they had had the power
to gratify their fiendish revenge upon their
white brethren in the South? The war
of arms having failed to extirpate them
from the face of the earth, they have sent
the army back again to reduce the whole
white race to a state of slavery, who re
fuse to aid in the construction of a British
Monarchy,—the very government which
the Patriots of the Revolution rebelled
against, and by their blood and treasure
achieved the liberties of the Americans,
which the Republicans are now taking
away. That they are the same tyrants
which our ancestors were compelled to
fight against, or be reduced to the same
condition of slavery which they are now
forcing upon the Southern people, will be
proven beyond the shadow of a doubt.—
Those whom they designate as rebels, are
rebels, not against the government of our
fathorg, hat against the RAMP tyrannical
and wicked power which attempted to
subjugate the Americans to slavery in
1776. Let this power become firmly es
tablished in the Government, and Amer
ican Liberty, both North and South, is
annihilat'd forever, unless recovered thro'
another bloody Revolution.
Reflections for for September.
Thou art everywhere present, 0, Al
mighty God! Yes, thou art here, thop
art afar off, thou finest the universe. Here
grows a flower! there shines a sun; thou
art there, thou art also here. Thou art
in the breeze and in the tempest; in the
light and in the darkness; in an atom' nd
in a world. Thou art here in this flowery
valley ; thou lendest thine ear to my fee
ble accents, thou hearest from the foot of
thy throne the sublime songs which ac
company the harps of the seraphim. 0,
thou who art the God of` the seraphim ;
thou art also my God, thou hearest also
the joyful notes which pervade the air
from yonder lark, and the bumming of
this young bee which flutters on the rose.
Omnipotent Being! as thou hearest me,
deign likewise to answer my request;
may I never forget that I am in tby sight ;
may I always, think and act as being in
thy presence, to the end that when sum
moned to appear at the tribunal of niy
Judge with the whole world of spirits, I
may not be constrained to flee from before
the face of the holy of holies.—Storm's
Packing the Juries.
Scarcely a Democrat appears in name
upon either the Grand or Petit jury list
for the next term of the Dauphin court—
and not one of those residing in Harris
burg (a Democratic city), is a Democrat.
Whether or not this was done to prevent
the conviction of the Radicals indicted for
the recent thefts of: paper and records
from the State Capitol, we, cannot say,
but about the time of the arrest of those
individuals, some of their Radical friends
were heard to declare that they never
would be convicted 14 A - Dauphin county
jury. Several libel cases are also down
for trial, on a change of venue, in which
prominent Radicals are interested. In
one of these cases John J. Patterson, a
confrere and business partner of George
Bergner, is prosecutor, and in another re
spondent. It is considered the duty of a
Radical court to protect its friends, and,
when crime is concerned, to prevent them
from getting justice.—Patriot.
egrA Quaker gentleman, riding in :a
carriage with a fashionable lady decked
with a profusion of jewelry; beard. her
complain of the cold.. Shivering in her
lace bonnet, and. shaivl as light as a cob
web, she exclaimed
"What shall .I do to get warm 2" ..
"I really don't know, l ? .replied the Qua
ker solemnly; "melees , thee should pas on
another breastpin!" , '
The Two Judges.
In April last, Mrs. Jane U. Swiashelm,
now one of the editorial staff of the Pitts
burgh • Commercial, was . a regular corres
pondent of the Cbambersburg Repository,
At, that time the Allegheny repudiators
had just selected Judge Williams, of Con
necticut, as their choke fos a member of
the Supreme Court of the State. Mrs.
Swisshelm notices that fact, and thus
speaks of Judge Williams I
"It appears to be an acknowledged fact
that the Pittsburgh bar is to=day as little
burdened with brains as at any period
since it was a bar—and no ,better evi
dence of its appreciation of respectable me
diocrity could be offered than its selection
of Judge Williams for the Supreme Bench.
In '4l and '42, when he was a law stu
dent in the office of Judge Lowrie, I had
some business in settling my father's es
tate. He who was since Judge Lowrie
was my attorney. Going to,the office one
day, I found him explaining to Mr. Wil
liams and another student a .point of law,
and he asked me to sit doWri and wait. I
sat down and had the benefit of the expla
nation; heard the questions propounded
by Mr. Williams and the other, and the
going over and simplifying the case by
the teacher. I sat in blank amazement,
wondering if that little man ever, ever,
.EVER, would get enough law into his head
to make any kind of living by letting it
out in quantities to suit customers; but
he is sober, industrious, patient, and plod
ding, and after all his dullness of compre
hension, did learn a good deal of law, and
I think that in any case which was well
established by precedent, and which had
been carefully and lucidly explained, and
simplified, he could understand it, and
would decide according to the best of his
knowledge and belief. When he comes
to a new field of investigation, the saints
have compassion on the poor, fat, short,
puffy man. 'What a time be would have
wading, floundering—and what a muddle
he would be likely to make of it! A man
of active brains would not be likely to run
quite as much to that substance most val
uable in whales, and if the Republican
party of Pennsylvania have no better mate
rial ant of which to ranottfooturo a Su
preme Judge than Hon. W. W. or H. W.,
or W. something Williams of Pittsburgh,
they had better vote for the Democratia can
didate, whosoever he may be, on the ground
that they 0.0...... t-he worsted."
In contrast with this notice of Judge
Williams, of Connecticut, from one who,
like him, is attached to the principles of
the Radical party, we present the follow.
ing tribute to Judge Sharswood, of Penn
sylvania, from the pen of Hon. F. B. Pen
niman, of the Pittsburgh Gazelle, a leading
Radical organ in the western part of the
"In nominating Judge Sharswood, as
their candidate for the Supreme bench,
the Democrats have made a-wise selection
for themselves during the progress of the
canvass, and for the people of the whole
Commonwealth in case he should be elected.
He is' as suitable a man for the place as
they could have brought forward. Natu
rally of sound and discriminating judg
ment, his faculties have been matured by
thorough study and a large and varied
experience. His reputation as a man is
unblemished. Indeed, he is a consistent
and honored office-bearer in the .Presby
terian church. As a magistrate, a suspicion
of unfairness or partiality has never been
raised against him."
These are the two judges as represent
ed to the people by attaches of the Radi
cal party. The contrast could not be
made stronger, even by the most devoted
and attached friends of the Democratic
candidate. Judge Sharswood is com
mended for eminent ability as a lawyer,
while as a magisti ' te it is said a "sus
picion of unfairness or partiality has never
been raised against him." This is high
praise,. and, coining from a political oppo
nent, should make an impression upon
that class of people who profess to act
independent of all party organizations,
and cast their votes for the best men.
Mr It is a singular fact tVat although
Judge Sharewood has-Ipen on the -bench
for twenty years, the,Radicale can only
find fault with but one of his decisions. , --
This is a virtual admission that, all the
others are right. As to what that decision
was, every candid man must say it was
right. If a man contracts for wheat he
cannot be paid in bran; if be contractsfor
gold or silver he cannot be paid in green
backs at forty per cent. discount., If so,
the provision for . the • payment of 5-20
bonds, in gold, may be revoked by an act
of Congress. _
ar The Albany Evening Journal says:
"A friend, who has frequently sat in a
jury box, is an advocate of women suf
frage. Vomen at the ballot box will be
followed by women in the jury box. How
delightful will it then be to serve one's
country. The class of professional jury.
men will increase wonderfully, and. there
will be no objection to staying out all
night on a knotty and: interesting case,
—Of course not, if half the jury should
be protty girls I
_why-are in3ople who stutter not to
be relied iln Y liceittle t e they are always
breaking their word. • •
more About the Radical Tax Plunder.
The following article from the Pitts
burg Dispatch (Radical,) shows how the
Radical State officials are mismanaging
public affairs and raising money to make
np the deficiencies caused by the late
Radical Legislature •
Au important qeestion has arisen be
tween the county authorities and the
State, relative to the perional tax for
which'we are liable under the law. In
1860 (the State tax on real estate
having been repealed) our county con
troller was notified by the State authori
ties at Harrisburg that the personal tax
assessed against Allegheny county for the
current year was $7,990 20, which amount
was, paid in due course. Nothing more
was heard of the matter till the assess
ment for 1867 was made, when it was
found that we were required to pay $35,-
532 23, together with a balance of $27,-
543 06, claimed to be due on the assess
ment of 1806, beyond the sum of $7,990 20
already paid. Mr. Lambert, not under
standing how there could be any balance
due on L 866, as the county had paid the
sum assessed against it, wrote for infor
mation on the subject, and was informed
that the assessment was made, not on the
returns of the county assessors, as in pre
vious years, but on the basis of the United
States census taken in 1860, and that in
fixing the share of Allegheny at $7,990 20
a mistake had been made. .Mr. Lambert
refused to pay the balance claimedfor
1860, but the amount claimed for 1867
was paid under protest by the county
treasurer, Mr. Aiken, who, in a letter to
the State authorities, set forth at length
his objections to the claims of the State,
and notified than that the county . would
seek redress either at the 'hands of the
Legislature, or through the courts.
In 1866, if we recollect aright, the Board
of Revenue Commissioners, by which
these taxes were apportioned, was abol
iabea, end ita duties treticfcired to a Board
consisting of the - State Treasurer, the
Auditor General and Secretary of State.
This Board, instead of taking the returns
of the local assessors, as required by act
of Assembly, for their basis of assessment,
took the eenam toterric of 18 . 60, by which
the personal tax was increased nearly five
hundred per cent. Acting tinder advice
of the county solicitor, the controller
holds their action to' be illegal, aud,the
matter unless. settled , by the tegisj6.tnre,
will have to come before the courts for
adjustment. This large and unlooked-for
lnerveacts 41 the State tax disarranges all
the Controller's estimates for the yeae,
(as he had 'to pay some $25,000 for which
no provision whatever had been made)
and will prevent him recleaning railroad
bonds, to that amount which - otherwise
would have been taken up. It also adds
one mill to the tax levy, and as there is
no telling' ow long the iMpost may eon.
'Mime, it promises to Become quite an on
erous burden. It is believed, however,
that the apportionment is altogether un
Transporting Liquors in Flour Barrels,
Dry Goods Oases, etc.
All sorts of schemei are' resorted to by
liquor dealers to furnish their customers
with the prolicribed beverages, and al.
though the members of the constabulary
have proved quite vigilant, they have thus
far failed to detect many of the ingenious
tricks practised upon them. A gentleman
who knows states that)b,e has seen,barrels
of flour, apparently,-,taken away in, stores,
which, in reality, were casks of liquor,
with enough flour placed at the top and
bottom of the barrel inside to give it that
appearance when moved, one cask being
firmly wedged in each flour barrel. Great
care is manifested in giving •the orders to
teamsters: "Call at and, get
barrels of flour," but after the goods are
loaded,l not prepaid, the driver is some
times astonished to find that be is'not
transporting flour, but rum or whisky.—
Sewing machine cases, boot ' and 'shoe
boxes, and dry goods cases are also called
in requisition by the dealers, and it is as
serted that the cellars &smile dry gpods
stores are leased' for the purpose of con
cealing liquois, the same being carried
back and forth in the large, square cases
generally used by dry goods dealers, so
tbat the liquor might, be loaded -before
the eyes of an ofticer without exciting
suspicions. A few days since an express.
man ine,eitied an order to call for a bog of
currants.' While carrying it. across the
city the box was rather roughly used; and
a colored liquid oozed from the cracks be
tween the boards., The odor that arose
from the 'box was similar to that of Ma
deira wine, although the driver delivered
the box as containing cUrrante,-and -re
ceived pay accordingly. In one instance,
it is said, a barrel of whisky was conceal
ed in a molasses , hogahead, and' hay and
stones packed around, it to•make up the
usual weight of a„hggshead of meioses,
and it; was then. Sent to a grocer,, Who
deals iiii the itrleilt on the sty,' probably
keeping' a' small a tlio unt - o n 1 y ui his'store,
and secreting the rest in hitt or some other
.friendly. neighborgrhotise.,-,Boofoa -Tray.
—President -Cab'ral- of bonlinica has
sent a messenger to - Washington, with in.
strnations ko,sweptr the.offer of our- gov
ernment for the p?rehase of..Sawaa% on
Om /eland of Hayuilor $6,000,000.
xxiy, NUMBER 37.
Shall the State bo Overrun with rde.
gro Paupers?
The Delaware Republican (Radical) says
" the negroes have a right to vote now
In every State - or the Union under the
Civil Righisbill,r adalt, 'will "proudly - and
joyfully Join in the appeal to Congress to
enforce the right." Long ago we stated
that some time or other the Rads of Penn
sylvania would take that position, and we
say now that, should Judge Williams be
elected to Supreme Court in October,
they will immediately after so declare.—
The election 'of • Williams would give
them a majority of negro partisans upon
the Bench, and hence such a decision as
they desire. As at present constituted,
a majority of the Judges of the Supreme
Court are adverse to negro suffrage. This
fact has kept the Rada' quiet upon the
subject, and prevented them from endeav
oring to push negro suffrage under the
civil rights bill. The people can rely up
on it Opt the election of Williams Will be
the signal for an attempt, both through
that Court and the Legislature, to give
the voting privilege to the . negroes. And
if the Rads succeed in their design, hund
reds of thousands of negroes will immedi
ately flock into the State from the South,
to vote and become a tax burden upon
the people—for thousands of them would
fall upon the counties for support, asthey
have done hitherto upon. the Feder
al Government. If the farmers aro wise
they will nip this design iu the bud by
voting for Jndge,Shars wood.
m , •
Cabinet Changes in WaMists&
The Radical journals are, obviously at ,
a loss wifat to say of the Cabinet changes
at Washington. In their perplexity they
scrupulously and timidly avoid direct at
tacks upon . General Grant, an — ti content
themselves with reiterating their abusive
charges, against President Johnson. Bat
they persist in ignoring the fact that the
removal of Mr. Stanton, and even the re
moval of General Sheridan, and of other
commanding - generals, involve only a
change of men, and not, of measures.—
There is no issue involved is any orihese
changes, except the prospective one of
such tat interpretation of tli'rec6nstruc
tion measures' adotited by Congresses
may prevent the disastrous,consequeneee
of the / establishment, in this country,
of negro, and Puritan domination— The
issue will be submitted to the people of
the Jnited States ; and if the citizens of
Ohio and Pennsylvania in' their next elec
tion decide against, a domination of the
piebald, complexion, we shall have little
doubt as to the ultimate result.—N. Y.
11§r Judge WilliarUP, of 'Connecticut,
the Radical candidate for, the^ Supreme
Bench, is a disciple of the higher-law.doc
trines, and believes that a judge should
fashion his opinions 'in accordance with
the political notions of a majority Orthe
people. A majority in Republican -.Alle
gheny declared in favor of ‘+ repudiation,"
andof that question ever came before the
Supreme Court of this State, in the event
of the election of Judge Williams, the lat 4,
ter would be compelled to decide the
question in favor of the repwlators. So
said, substantially, the convention that
nominated him. flow can any one who
believes in the binding obligation of a
Contract vote for such at, candidate, on
such a platfortu?
Mr The New York Times' says' "it
should be political death and dishonor for
any man orarty to suggest repudiation,
and there should be no attempt to fainil
mrize the public mind with so disgraceful
an idea: In view of,
.this , strong pre
sentation of the case, w e again call upon
Jude Williams to give the public his
opinions, on the Allegheny repudiation
moyement.He is a candidate for public
office, and.thii votere have aright to Iwo*
what:position time when
his party attempted to repudiate the bonds
of the county in which he,resided. Will
Judge Williams respond? , _
—The United ;States Supreme Court
once deeidedithat anegro could uot 'be a
citizen ,of .the- United States. That de.
cision .has never been reversed by tbeSu
promo Court, hence. Congress (which boa
no authotity to reverse a decree of the
Court) cannot lawfully give citizenship to
the, blacks.
—lt is stated that Barbour Lewis
brought One thousand negroes in.,
boat 'load from Arkansas to vote in Ten
neasee. Many of therrethoukht theiteder
tificates of, registrati.on *ere._ deeds for
forty-acre lots, and arepu_ch disappointed ,
at the ivalcion• o up
—Miscegenation' is going,on rapidly at
the "hub of the univerae.” The 13ostOp
Gazgite OVA *it .no less than a dozen
black men have, taken white wives at Op
'west 'end 'of the'eity.
' 3 = l iAir diamond Volidies ;diamon . d,"
Says KGerman writer, *so ratio is tlirm4o
by Truly. , And. we ins,raddiois
dminAnd Ants dismotp1 1 . SO, 3 1 .4* 1 . 1 afifteceil
by mia.
--Nivevil'habit it noveriootiirovetbi
yielding to it.'