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I have- sworn upsri the Altar of God, eternal hostility to every form ofTyranny over the Blind of Man." Thomas Jcflbrson
II. WEBB, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR.
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Til E LAST WISH.
QTlie celebrated Wilson, the oinithologim
requeued tint lie might bo buried neai
soma sunny spot. Thin wish i expressed
the following lities. Tliu name of ihat
author is unknown to in.
. In some wild forest shade,
Under tome spreading oak.or waving
Or old lni, festooned with the gadding
Let mo be Inid.
In this dim lonely grot,
No fnot intrnsivo will diatorb my dust;
Uut o'ei me songs of tho wild birds stial
Gliening the p..- -
Not amid charnel stones,
Or coffins dark, mid thick with sncicn
With tattered psl,,and fringe of cankerei'
May rest my bones;
But let the dewy rose.
The snowdrop and the vielei, lend per
Above the spot where, in my grass
1 take lopose.
Year after year,
Within the silver birch tree o'er nv
The chirping wren shall rtir her callow
- And ever at tho purple dawn of day
The lurk shall chant a pealing song
And the shrill quail shall pipe har hymn
When eve grows dim and gray.
The blackbird and the thrush,
The goldon oiiole, shall (lit around,
And waken, with a mellow gush of
The forest' solemn hush.
Hilda from the distant sen
Shall sometimes hither flock on tnowy
All soar above my dust in airy rings,
Singing a dirge to me,
C UTTING RETO RT.
A learned clergyman in Maine was ac
coated in the following manner by an illiter
ate preacher, who despised education
'Sir, you have been lo college, I sup
Yes. sir.' was the renlv.
'1 am lhnnkful,'iejoiiied tho former,' that
the Lord has opened my mouth lo pi each
without anv IcarnilUl.'
'A similar event,' replied the latter, 'look
place in Balaam's lime; but such things are
t - r i iMiiwAifa t It a nrfliijrtl rlav '
J IdID Ultui I BlilU 111 v hkvhi uh i
Truth, crushed to earth, shall rise again,
The eternal years of God are here;
But error, wounded, writhes ivith pain,
And dies among ite worehippera.
The moon shed forth hersilvery licht
The atari in glory crowned the night.
Perched on i rail: that same old coon.
I'Iiub mournfully sung to hiinielf this tune
wet out oi trie way, we're all unlucky
aaa, sad is tho fate of old Kentucky.
Fled are his hopes of late so briehl.
His. suit has sunk in endless night,
In might tho Democrats are risinc.
And tho way they poke him is surprising;
ueioutoi tho way wq'ro. all unlucky f
We're in a terrible poke with Old Ken
Their banners ar floatinxr in (he air.
Proudly Young Hickory's name they bear.
I'rom lull and rak their shouts arise.
He sung.as the tears itreamod from his eyes
Uet out the wsy we're all un!uky,
We'll go to pot with Old Kentucky.
His song went forth upon the csle.
A deep toned, inournful death like wail;
lie seemed as if with grief he'd choke,
And sadly sung, as ho thought of Polk:
Wet out of the way, we're ill unlucky.
H'll poke to death pur old Kentucky.
lie poked down his snout, so sad and criin
As he onco more thought of Hickory Jim,
' I ween his legs he graceful poked his tail.
And he sung, at he poked in his hole.from
Oh, its nitt cum arout, we're all un
The People.wpn'l gojar Old Kentucky
-iook a nEA,o.M, said a western nerro
one day to a field hand over the fence in
die adjoining lot, 'look a-hea, d'yo sue dai
tall ires down darl
Yss, Jim, I dors.'
ivir i ..-,. ,cwr lore tomor:
iiiv, tode beny top.'
Wat was you srter, Jim!'
I wg arter a coon an' wen I'd chas'd
i in clear out to loihlrr vrnd nb ital loners'
limb, I hearn aumfltt' diop. What you
ies 'twas, Sam! D'yer gib'm up! 'Twai
lis foolish nigga! Eyah! E-vh! Like to
broke my nsck been limpin' bout eber
.1 . mm
Al the door of the saloon Serena met me
She wore a while parland in herlidit brown
hair and, at the sight of her.vanished every
ilark thought. Ah huw.charming was sin
not, this evening, in the light, white dress,
with her friendly blue eves, her pure brow,
and the heavenly smile on her lips! Had
I but had the power lo paint her at this
moment! As every ilowei has its moment
of perfect beauty, so has a human being
moments in which his highest and loveliest
life blooms forth in which he appears
what he actually is; what he is in the
pth of God's intentions. These fleetine
rovelations for there is nothing abiding on
the earth these aie that which the gen
uine artist seeks lo lay hold of;and there
fore it is unjust to say of a successful por
trait, especially that of an intellectual per-
son, that it is Uniterm!.
When the veil of death has been drawn
between us and the objects of our love and
regard, how quick sigl.ted do we become
to thoir menu, and how bitterly do we
then remember words or looks of unkind
ness which have escaped us in our inter
course with lliem How careful should
such thoughts render us in the fulfilment
of these offices of affection which it mar
be in our power to perform! for who van
tell how soon the moment may arrive when
lepentance cannot be followed by repars
'Hallo! Bill!' exclaimed a huge paw
an acquaintance who was riding in
W hie procession, 'what are yoo doing
among them Whigs?'
Calling his friend up to the wagon, he
whispered, 'keep shady Sam, I'm spnng
ing a ride, and gelling b dollar to bool.
The Senatorial Conferees for the Senato
rial uistrioi composed or Unlumbia and
Luzerne counties, met at the house of John
R Dean m Wilkesbarre, on the 18lh of
Sept, 1844, pursuant to previous agreement
and two setts of Conferees appearing from
Columbia county, an informal meetintr was
organized to decide the claims of Conferees
to seats in tho Convention. Present.
Henry Seiberl and Andrew tiedfoid from
Luzerne, Henry Webb, George Morn's
and Valentino Best, Isaac Welsh, from
After examining the claims of the parties
seals, the undisputed Conferees from
Luzerne cou.ity, Messrs. Sybert and Bed
ford.dccided that Henry Webb and Georec
Moms be admitted to seals in this Con
vention Wheieunon on motion
HENRY SYBERT was appoinlod Pro
sideiu. and HENRY WEBB, Secretary
On motion tho Convention proceeded lo
ballot for a person to be placed in nomina
lion lor Senator
Messrs Svbert and Bedford havine voted
mxiy successive ballon for Andrew Beau
nont, and Messrs Webb and Morris fivo
mcccssive ballots for George P Steel, once
Giba Bennet, seventeen for Francis L
Bowman, and thirty seven for Hendrick B
Wright, the convention adjourned.
Oct. 10. Tho Convention met pursuant
adjourument, and on motion renowed
ihe ballotting, for a Senatorial candidiato,
.Messrs- Sybert and Bedford voted
twenty one successive ballots for Andrew
Beaumont, and Messrs. Webb, and Mor-
ris twenty one for Henderick B Wright.
When on motion, tho Convention ad-
jnurr.ed until two o'clock P, M.
3 o clock P. M. Thu Convention as
The following letter was received from
lie Hon. Henderick B. Wright, and on
notion of Mr. Webb, was ordeied to be en-
red on the minutes of the proceedings.
Wilkbs Barre, Sept. 10,1841.
Gentleman : I have learnod tint or.
eaterdav. mv name was hillnllml. in ilu-
Senatorial Conference, for the nomination
for Senator fur this district. Tlii wat
'Innn without mv nnnnnt or xnnrnhatinn At
there could be no state of things that could
induce me to accept oi trie nomination
if conferred up in .me. Th'ni ra ginile nen
who would bo (Uttered wi h the nomina ion
4nd who would, il elected represent the
ltrirt ahlv. from amiinc lliem. I tm.it vnu
v - ( - j
will make a selection and be go.nl enough
lo leave ray name out. If no.iiinated I o in
not consent to be a candidate.
Verv truly Youis.
HENDERICK B. WRIGHT.
Messrs. Seiberl, Bedford, Webb ami
Senatorial Confeeres now in Confer
On motion the Convention then proceed
ed to ballot for a Senatorial candidate, and
Messrs. Sybert, and Bedford, gavo twenty
two ballotts for Andrew Beaumont, and
Messrs. Webb, and Morris, twenty two
ballotts for Coorge P. Steel.
On motion the Convention adjournoil to
half past seven o'clook the next morning.
Sept. 20. The Convention assembled
pursuant to rejournment, mid on motion
proceeded to ballot for a Senatorial Can
Messrs. Sybert and Bedford, gave three
successive ballots for Andrew Beaumont.
Mcsers. Webb and Morris, navo three sue
cessive ballots for George P. Steel, when
a motion being made by Mr. Sybert to
adjourn sine die, Ihe ayes and nays being
called by Mr. Webb, it was decided in the
negative as follows
Yeas- Messrs Sybert and Bedford.
Nays Messrs, Webb end Morris.
On motion the convention adjourned to
0 o'clock P. M.
6 o'clock P. M. The Convention met
ournmnt lo adjournment, and on motion
proceeded to ballot for a Senatorial candid
Messrs. Sybert and Bedford, gave two
successive ballots for Andrew Beaumont,
and Messrs. Webb and Mortis, two for
George P.kSleel, when,on motion, adjourn!
led until to morrow uiorninu at 0 o'clock.
Sept. 21 Met pursuant to adjournment,
inu on motion nrncem nil In hi n for n
Senatorial Candidate, Metsrs. Sybert and
Bedford, voted for ntlrew Boaumont, and
Messrs. Webb and Morris votod for Georue
ri n. , ... P
i . oicei, wncn a motion being mauo by
Mr. Svbert to ailinurn sine die. the vra
and nays were called by Mr. Webb, ami
docided in tho negative as follows.
Yeas Messrs. Sybert and Bedford.
Nays Messrs. Webb and AL.rris.
On motion ilin n.iivn,,:.. ,t... ..I:
, . "mull muii iiuiuuril
ed to 2 o'clock P M.
2 o clock P. At. Tli nn.i
pursuant to adjournment; and the followin.
beinu received from Mr. . i
- - Ml. VUIIVCUHUII IIICI
w - - ..it. wmt,,, WdSUlliUIUU
to bo entered upon minutes.
, y ilkks Uahrh Sept. 21st 1814.
To Ilnnru tVnl.u n m ....
ii V, ' v,culu ' . morns,
Ueiirv Svbert ami Amlrm. n...ir....i r?
V, ' ........... L,(if(U,IDlJP
oenaiuiial ConferA fr i.,u
Columbia county, now in Convciuiun -a-
Gentleman 1 Ik,vp IniriinI I hot m
vn Hilt lilt
name Ids been used in your conlerenc.e.ai.
a candidate Inr riniiiinnllnn i C.,,iin. i..
"UUMIIUIIUII UU'ldlUI Ul
this Sanatoria) diairini' I
... - tianr-
to tho LmiVerence; and lo my friends; foi
tho honor I have received at their hand
but not heini' dnsimna nf ,,,..,... i
respectfully ask my namo lo bo withdrawi
iiuui nir-.ncr support.
GEORGE P. STEEL
1 he Convention: tlmn ami,, ,,r., i
lo ballot for a Senatorial
Messrs. Sybert and nRilfnr.l! .,.
succeasivo ballots for Andrew Beaumnn-,
and Mcsirs Webb ami
for William S. Russiand fiiiu fur
A motion was then made by Mr. Svben
to adjourn sine die, and the yeas and nay
adimirn tutu Ho am il.. ..A .i .
oeing called by Mr. Webb, wasderi.l.d
in tlie negative as lullowg.
Keas .Messrs bybert and Bedford.
Nays Messrs Webb and Morris.
A motion wag llien made bv Mr. fl.l
.n . 1 1 . . n :l n ... .. 1. . aa r.
.11 miiiiurn nil III V O f OCK. A. .Al ftl'lllniiilii.r
23 and was decided in the negative as ful
Yeas Mbsrm JT'ebb and Morris.
Nays Mesnr Sybert and Bedford.
At litis stage of the pioceedings Hi-nn
from the ConvenTioTrandr"gim;the" ToUoTv
ing a their reason for un lining.
ilki'.suaiki:. Sept 21. 1814
Mefsrs II Wbdu & G. W Morris.
Saiialori.il Conferees of Columbia connu
now in Conference
(Jpntlrinpn Wc Iimva 3l Innnili fnimil i
necessary lo withdraw ourclvea from ilu-
oenaioriai .ynriiereuco vc are imiuecu ii
. ,.. r ur . ,
take this course, from no disre?pei;i to tlx
Damocrarv of Columtn.i eoniitv or her in
lorests, but ben.iuso we find it impossible in
oany out successfully the instructions b
wn en we are iioumi rim Mnnut.ir i
conceded to Luzerne couiiiy, and alihongli
you have suggested iiidivnltiuld in this conn
iv wno. as eann nates, won o nni imi ui .
merit and receive the support of the Demo
critic party, anil it seems that our Uounix
Convention have deemed it a matter of then
own direction, to add to our right of Sena
tor, the choice of the candidate
Our instrucnon8 are, therefore, impera
live, and as tho assent of Columbia coiiutv
to those instructions, h pointedly refused
we respecllully withdraw Iroin the Lo-iler
After Afcssrs Svbert and Bedford hail
urillnlrdMn frum IliA ftniivniillni, ORrl
ff-'. ilORRIS was appointed President1
1 ho lollowing letter was received Iroin
Francis I.. Rowman. and ordered lo be en
lerwd upon the journal-
YV IL1CKSB VRUE, Sept i 1 , 1H 1-1
Tn the Dpinocr.nu-. Senatorial Cnnlrtrep..
now in nession at 'ilkesbarie
Gentlemen Having understood that mj
name has been brought beforo you, lor th
nomination cf Senator of this District, per
inn me to withdraw it.ihanking you for tin-
nunor contcrreu upon me
Yours I ruly,
P. L. BOFMAN.
itn mnlinn. lhr rnnvnnlinn ftinn nrnnnprt
ed to ballot! fur a Sena'orial candidate, am1
GEN. WILLIAM S. ROSS.
of Wlkesbarre, was declared duly nominal
ed as id democratic candidate tor Senator,
frnm lliA k-tpnnlnriul iliRlriptlrnmnniipfl nf lit.
Counties of Luzerne and i Columbia.
When on motion it was
?..ni.rfTlmt finn fll.I.I I 1 S
ROSS, of Luzerno County, be commend
od lo tho Democracy of this Senatorial
district, as the regular Democratic candidate
ana emitted, oy tno usages ol me patty
nir ins mum, iiiics"vi laiemn, anil smci
democratic principles to their united and I
jicjuivcu i uai iiid iiruccDunm DB ts Oil
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ed by Ihe officers, and publithed in the
uemccratio papers ol this Senatorial On
G ROUGE If. MORRIS. Pt.
Attest HENnv 'eiid, Secretary
mi reuow citizens, vou have t ie
lion heloicyou, of the Senatorial finnf.
n . .
enco Convention, and t now hBnnmn. ,
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duty to present you, the reasons that have
nfluenced our course as a portion of .hat
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III ncccplins tllU nnnn nlmmi .
admonished, that .,n ' ' ,i , 1, ":. .
tro to defem bn " Z. Z ' ' 7""
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. .. ' your inier- tation ormv friends, if vou see
est, ihe removal of tho seat of Jum! ,L u... . " W.y0M
Bloomsbnrrr. ,vu , , ..:... ,
event, can it be made a. " Z
'other obioct. Al.. ...... . Z '
doubtful friend in the Senate of the Slate.
uj,u,i uur (iavinf no
,:r: M m,m be , -
a tmiH 1 1, - t .
l-Zerne. w had no . arB1 V I
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io be dependod upon as favorable lo our
lnlrol MM.- -. . - .
110 vonierees ol Luzerne pre
rented but one man, and adhered to him
wilh singular pertinncitv. Thai was il..
name of Andrew ,,M0'
4iit,llu ... iii
tonally, we could have no objections; bu-
u, Wr Uj,u Wl0 auuieci of
Jur removal question, entirely onnuaml m
wui'5' u , entirniv mi.. i ...
"ur interest, and onininns ofi ..i
published and reiterated unon thi, n,.o
l"l'7 now recognized by ihe Democrat!,
i. winch we knew could not bo appro
d in ihi- DiBiriet. At
pposed to the Tariff, ii would have bee.
..uum inive ueei
r'uh " 'o have indulged in anr ovneri
I. ...... irr ... r '
'-.... n e were satisfied that ho was NO
Indeed, his utisii.li.
menu are strong and avowed for those wh,
"iionnly oppose us. We knew he wa,
"t n friend of the Tariff of '42. withom
Inch even prosperity u a i
will, such convictions we have done wha
was our duty, am) j,, t5cl a(.corllance wi
"e ngh.s of Ihe regularly ron.lituled dele
tes. I hat u we have nominaied
t our canilid,)te. In Iiim vou may pj,.,
I'liplicii cnnfiilence. He will re your un
onvrumUing friend, and lis has the abihh
to aJvocale your interest on the (luor of th
Senate. In conclusion ivr will biv i ....
" rtmj Him I
Kiulii not have presentsd to vou the nami
of a man, who has more decided, warme-
uve irienus, than lien. Rors, and that n
needs but the united action of the friends ol
the real interests of the District to eleo
him by a tremendous majority. That soct
wn no ma result, we have no doubt. Wp
uvb dune- our duly. Now do your.
WiLKESBArtrtc, Sept. 21, 1841.
William S. Roys :
Sir Your nam
having been meolioncd in Conferee Con-
enlion as a Democratic Candidate for Sen
nor from this District, we are desirous of
learning your views in relation to certain
questions, in whieh ihe people of this Sen.
atonal Disirict feel deeply interested. We
herelnro tal:e the liberty of askinir vou
whether you will accept the nomination
hould it be tendered you, and should vm,
be elected, whether you are in fvor of a
piutectivu iHriff, end whether vou are in
favor of ihe Removal of the Seal of Justice
in Onlumbifi couruv from n,;iu
j ....... uii.ihu
GEORGE W. MORBir
Democratic Conferees from. Calamhl
r, " " '
WiLKESBARttE, Sept: 21, 1844
Weesrs. H. Wkbb & G. V. Monms.
Gentlemen Yours of
this day, statins
that as Democratic Conferees of Columbi
- i . . .
county, (my name having been mentioned
a candidate for Senator of thi, rn.tn.A
is a candidate for Senator of this Disirini
( you ure uusirong oi learning my views in
. . ' -- in
relnttor. to certain questions, "ir, which Ihe
peoplo of this Senaloriul District feel dee
I will answer distinctly and candidly
)uui uevcrui ruquines, not wttli a view to
my election, but under a conviction tha, it
is the doty of a candidate, who comou be.1
-re persuaded tha, its accom.l.ishmeniH- olSl ZlZPa
nOW Would llnnnnil . Isnlllpll
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nrn bskku ins op ntons. unenuivoiMlluP1'
.. .. . H . . " quiT0M"JfiK4
" ress ins views, so that na fe ow cilirii- I
,:.... ,. .. . .mA. i
' 7 "" "'Cm a'lU
"'j i.uinc naving oeen oe ore my e ow
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XI.. .,... i. , , r . ..
'prev,0UB 10 U'8 Uoun,' Convention.
-001 D? my wn re1u! but u the .otic
" 1 c0"nt to be a
o.. " w Vr ,0. lalm 11,8
T" w ' ,e UMl ul '' abiIi"-
Your second enquiry with regard to my
settled question in Ponna.
I,an8wer bJ' saying-thal.I have been,
j -"e Hutu uci. ii.
am now, moat docidily in favor of a
i'fi iifi ituuj. iiinni iinoiifiiai .. r. r
p,Mliw lari(r, ; - -
' " "5 ' ' !" -f
b" moueraie ano lair protection
la nut "lanufacturers; and to prevent ihe r
Ihnincr ,r., u.. - - . 1
r'".-u vy excessive lorcign im
P0110" le great capftaltai of Europe;
"d.en,blln8 ".'"" to mstdin lheinselvC9 at
??!??"rMnt -nploymwi to
iiruy lauours, .iistead of the nau
P "( lw Eastern Continent. P
r mo icuiuvai oi me seat ot
v' wmiiiuw tuiimv. nut hPinrr n
resident of that county; but acquainted with
"Bvugr.pincai situation; 1 should resllr
tnioK me present location, was rather o'n
he border of the line, and that it would b
an act of justice and of groat accomodation'
to the neonle.to havn ii , Miiifiurtrl In 1 1 1 ...... .
burg; being about the eentre of ihe territory
ui me jiopmaiion. l hliould
...trv.ore n elected, use mv best eudeav
itirs to accomplish that object.
All of which I
. . ... iui,uunv AUumit
lot your consideration.
Iu another column will be found the pro
eedlnL'8 Of tlin Spnslnrl.il O t l' I
.. V I? l . wuiiicicos I1CIU
u v UKesbarre, last week at which
..,,. I5N. WILLIAM ROSS
f ilkesbarre,. was numinated-jis r.
t'en. Koss, has been lono-
'uiown as a firm and consiBiani l)gmnn;
Born in Wilkesbarre, where he has resided
ui nis me, mr more than ten years Asso
:ia;e Judue of that eouniv nvipnsii..
engaged in business transactions and al-
Uiougli a zealous and active politician yet
lie is unni versallv beloved ami
by all in fact, he is without an enemy.and
uun .hi mi. oiner quaiincaiions, he
w uncoinnromisiiif? REMOVA T. mam
. o t kj i on
his letter published in to days paper will
show. Such is tho mm ihe Conferees havo
presented lo vou. Not
by the requtist of those who know him
oi n nenner seeKs nor deolines office
Let M, then who want an hnnmi :..
,4, an hi
he henate, sustain htm. Let all ilmsn ,,
wish to have their own inturestn looked
after by their senator, instead nf ,i,
little brief authority leposed in him, io ad.
vance ins own personal interest vote for
him, & he will be elected 'by.anoverwhel-
ttPThe Danville faction riar (.
come denperale since tho
ben. Ross, and now openly proclaim
their iutention of bribing tho Eleclora
of Columbia counly.to vote ojpinst him.
Valentine Best, on Wednesday. last, on
his return from U'llkes-hurp," nuhliclv
-sserted that 'WE AlE NOW GO,
ING TO LEAVE OUR COATS AT
HOME AND TAKE OUR PURSC
ALONG. FROM NOW TILL TIIC
ELECTION." W..I inn (rie,,.., ,.r
lemoval be bouclit to
lercst? Will the Eleci
to publicly decJare tht their voles can ba
oou&nt ,ior money ?
No! No! !hev will nnl T. .
ihe UjnviUe faction spent thoussnda lo do
feat the Removal ticket. Inn ih.., .i
. , " - - ...wy V.IDII UUUU
it Becretlv: Now ihei- ki.h.. ,
their ictention of bribing the electors, tlr
were preparec lor lliem lo do it secret
but not thus ontnlv !Fn tfnru nrnnn.,
- I ; - "viw mviuic
ror t ie same cheating game no.wBii pracllted
by them two veais nun in nn.,.,;n... i
,1, o" ' "t iii;, iu VIJ
Ulll UOt exaeel llini- .i.nuM I - c .,
. '" . Purcl,ae tho voters like cattle in
i j -. iiunai in mo r
wh" do . "S r""y
-. .. f, 'I!1 .'" ",0 ma"
In there an Elector in this oountv
who will thus publicly insinuate that
theynjclobfj po, cham-il? Wo cannot
Relieve there is one. No, not one. -Then
let every one who has a spark of
nunor in ins uosom. avoid hlni, as the.y
would a viper of ihe most poisonous
kind, and ens' their votes for il i,. i-
rr i .. . . : . :
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Z ' ""P" 1 P'Jnci,