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LEVI L. TATE, Editor.
;VOL. 14.--NO. 31.
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Did we but know what lies beyond
Tills varied, shadowy path we tri-ad,
How often would our souls despond,
Our eyes the tears of sorrow hed I
But Ood, who knows what's best to do,
Who sees in fiom hi, starry throiiCi
lias wisjly hidden from our lew
That which had best remain unknown.
W walk to-day in conscious pride.
And nans the Hag of hope on high ;
But ah! to-morrow by our side
Borne friend miy lay him downwind die ;
Borne early flowers that woo our praise,
Some sltr where we laid our trust;
Such flower, fro dies th3 evening rays,
Way trampled be, and laid in dust.
Youth dreams of many glorious tilings,
As on hehies in pleasure's track ;
Each day some new born promise brings,
I(e turns no eye of sorrow back;
The' flowery fields arc all before-,
His eyes on tome bright star are set ;
Life is to him a sunny chore,
ftp tit 1Carn 11 llS lliatIow'i 'rt
k,W To-morrow! In its secret shade
I little know what Is for me ;
N(hjj may b0 with my falher laid.
gftS'A 0r wrecked on dire mUfortune's sea,
" Butfar bpyoniMife's boundary Uvea
The everlasting army bright,
Antl ,Ic who takasor give,
Can 8ulJo iy wandering feet aright.
iV To the Yulcrs ortlia I'nclili Cungress
ional District.
,ffOu tho second Tuesday of October, the
voters of this District will bo called upon
" to cast their suffrages for a Representative
. -11 in Congress. Ever fince tho organization
ofj.tho District, it has boon steadily and
, largely Democratic. Owing to causes flth
" or than party strength, the Opposition has,
'now and then, carried tho Distiict, bir
every well informed man knows that the
- VTwelf h" is to-day thoroughly opposod
to the doctrines ot'Rlack Republicanism
as jt previously was to the other forms
.which tho Opposition has, from timo to
time, assumed. The "irrepressible con
flict" and tho disguised Abolitionism of
Seward, Sumner, Giddingi and Grecly,
.are viewed with loathing and disgust by
i the sturdy yeomanry of Wyoming, Lu
"rerno, Columbia and Montour. 'I he
leaders of tho Abolition party in this Dis
trict, know, full well, that to succeed thoy
-inust deceive, and their past couduct, as
well as their present position, lead us to
beliovo that systematic deception, smooth
hypocracy, and an unsparing use of mon
key, will again be their resort. Voters of
'the "Twelfth," a word with you about
'thp candidates who aro scckbg your suff
i rages, and tho priuciplos involved in their
- selection.
.JEhe Republican candidato
, is the present incumbent. Ho is a gentle
,if man of intelligence, of good moral charac
ter,-and ot great wealth. Ho camo to
Luzcrna county some twenty years ago
tind settled in tho upper end of tho county
TjTeouipany with other parties ho bought
land laid out a town speculated in towni
lots built a furnace started a store j
...and mado money. Liko thousands of i
other men, ho has been successful in busi-!
ness, and has acquired that kind of local
greatness which belongs to money and sue
esss. Two years ago, whilo the opposition
were calling themselves tho "Peoplo's par
ty," .'soma half a dozen politicians slatted
the name ot ur. bcrantou lor Congress.
ThRev. Reuben Nelson and Davis Alton I
Esrt . wcrft rilronrlv in tlm fiold 'rime'
gentlemen were known as thorough-going
ntiti'slavcry men, and tho sincere aboli
tionists were their friends. Rut their claims
were disregarded. A fraud was to bo 1
perpetrated, and neither Nelson nor Al-'
ton ' were tho men to head it, In Mr.
Scranton wes found the iustrument which
the manipulators could handle. Engaged
fo'ri twenty years in tho pursuit of wealth, ,
be had not troubled himself about politics 1
h"ad not even professed to have any po- J
litical opinions, and had cared little for '
parties or partizans. To nominate such a
man, said tho wire-pullers, will bo a mas
ter-troko of policy. Ho was nominated.
Tho shrewd speculator was all at once
become the politician and the leador of a
party. Reforo him was Congress behind
him Wall street. To work ho went.
Leaving to tho wiro-pullers aforesaid tho
task of reconciling tho friends of Nelson
and Alton -tho honest abolitionists ho
himself solicited iu person tho support of
Democrats on tho ground that ho was just
M touch a Democrat as anybody. When
they qucbtioned him, he pointed to his votes
for Rigler for Wright for Buchanan
and pledged himself, if electid, to pur
Buea conservative, no-party course. His
importunity, if not entirely modest, was
certainly very earnest. Tho trick suc
ceeded. Dcmoerat3 , voted for Scranton
the Democrat old lino Whigs voted for
Scranton tio AVhig, The abolitionists
votod for Scranton, the auti-ilavery man
A finaucial panic had overspread tho world
Scranton was tho Archimedes, and
Congress the levor, which was to lift tho
world out of its despondency and despair
up into thehappicr atmosphere of wisdom
and wealth. Mr. Scranton was elected.
He went to Congress with tho good wishes
tho confidence, and tho votes of all parties
How did ho fulfill his high-obligations ?
Where does ho stand now ? Thoso are
pertinent question to tho voters of this
District now that ho asks for a rc-olection.
Let tho following artiole from tho Luzerne
Unton of September l'Jth, express our
views on this point !
The Republicans of this district hava
nominated Uol. Scranton unanimously for
ro-elcction to Congress. Wo expected this
Would bo the case ; indcod, had it not been
bo lor other reasons than the positivo deo
lination of tho Colonel, it would have been
an instanco of flagrant ingratitudo from
his party.
So far tho nomination seems to havo
fallen still born upon the public. It must
look omnious to the Colonel and his car-
titans when they contrast the reception of
ma nomination two yeas ago anu now.
Wo learn that then all was enthusiasm.on
evory strott corner and from overy alhy
and by path was heard the shout for
"Scranton." Ho represented himself and
was represented by his friends as havng no
sympathy withpartizan Republicans. Ho
had voted forRigler in '54, for Packer in
'57, for Col Wright for Congress in '! l
and it was said boldly that ho did not vote
for Fremont, and many were tho insinua
tion3 among Democrats that ho voted for
Buchanan. His election was asked on tho
ground that tho business interests of tho
district, prostrated and languishing, do
manded the election of a man who was
thoroughly identified with themf and who
would go to Congress above partizan ob
jects and ready to co operate with any
party to advance our great industrial con
cerns. Col. Scranton will not himself de
ny that this was the position ho put him
self in before tho people. Ho even wont
so far as to insist that Hon. G. A. Grow
could not speak in his behalf in this county
because of this ultra partizan position
and aUo because ho was known to be a
freetrader, and had voted in Congress in
favor of reducing tho Tariffin 1857. Mr
Grow was tent back to the Wilmot district
leaving his Appointments at l'i tstou and
other plncos to be filled by others. Now
what did this man Scranton, when ho took
h'u scat in Congress, with all thc.o pledges
to his constituents retting upon him I The
very first vote he cait in that body was for
tlii- same free trader, Grow, for Speaker I
And nut only for Grow tho freo trader,but
also for Grow the bitter, malignant aboli
tionist, who recently made a speech at
Montrose, which will be found reported in
the Rec ircl of tke Times of week before
last, and which for violence of language
and intemperate abolition sentiment, is fill
ly up to the standard of Win. Lloyd Gar
rison or John Drown! For weeks Col.
Scranton, forgetting his conversatism, for
getting the tariff, forgetting every pledge
no nad given during tne canvass, tor Uis
election, struggled to organize tho House
by placing such a man in tho chair, where
his word would be law in tho formation of
committees, and where his influence would
bo potential with his party on all matters
of Legiilatiou. After having spent weeks
in this fruitless attempt to organize tho
House, under tin goadiugs of the pres
and the unmi-takablo prossuro of public
sentiment at homo, Uo1. Scranton profess
ed to return to and be wil ing to redeem
his oft-violated pludges, and to vote for a
conservative caudida'o for speaker. He
therefore le't Mr. Grow and voted for Smith
of North Carolina. He, and a few acting
with him, worn taken at their word, and
Mr. Smith was elected ; but behold, as
soon as the result was known, and before
it was announced by tho clerk, Col. Scran
ton changed his vote, thus undoing what
hud been done in good faith. The wholo
country was amazed at this act of perfidy,
and Col. Scranton found it necessary to
explain from tho floor of Congress. And
what was his excuse? Standing upon
that floor where truth and caudor and
fraukuefs should bo most sacredly regard
ed if anywhero iu tho wide world, ho pro
claimed that his reason for changing his
vote was that Mr. Smith was not sound on
tho tatiffl Now Mr. Scranton will not
pretend that he had any conversation with
Mr. Smith on tho tariff between the time
of his voting for him and tho timo of chang
ing his vote. This reason then was nei
ther frank or honest, but as though to
make- his insincerity moro palpable, he had
all along been voting for Grow, a known
and avowed freo trader ! His voto for
Smith then was only for tho purposo of
satisfying the conservative element of his
district, which he thought he could cast
safely, as there could bo no danger of his
of his election.
These wore exploits in the last Congress
and beyond these his constituents heard
nothing of him as of tho least importance
in that body. to their interests or tho inter
ests of tho country at largo. . Ho has loca
ted himself with the Republicans, and no
specious pretenses will avail him now for
tho purposo of obtaining Democratic votes.
Ho is entitled to the support of tho Ropub.
licaus, but tho prcstiso about him which
carried him so triumphantly through tho j
campaign before is broken. Democrats '
need not fear him, with anything like a ,
respectable nomination. This district can
and.must bo redeemed, and Mr. Scranton j
will find this timo as ho passes through tho 1
district, that his glory has departed, and
that instead of bonfires and illuminatious
and huzzas, ho will meet the sullen deter
mination of a people who will not bo twice
The only intellectual feat performed by
our rcpresanta live in Congress, was tho
rooital of a long, dry manuscript essay on
conservatism, o., which we judgo must
have been remarkable at least for clearness
as tho reports stato that the Hall of the
House was soon left nearly vacant. As
some indication of the standing of bur
representative among his coteinporaries,we
quoto a paragraph from the corrcspon
Uenco of tho lVeio York T'mcs (a Rcpub
Heap, paper,) published during tho last
session of Congress. Speaking of Mr.
Scranton it says :
"He is a very good looking man, and
might do in a board of directors of a rail
road company, yot how such a man came
to bo pitchforked into Congress, is a niys
toryl" Tho Democratic candidate.
is a member of tho bar of Luzerne county,
to which ho was admitted in 1818. He
is now forty-two years of age. His father,
was a New Hampshire farmer, who came
to-Chenango county, New York, when
Randall was six years old, and died there
some eight years later, leaving a largo
family of children and littlo property.
Young Randall found himself, at the ao
of fifteen, the head of a family, who look
ed to him for Eupport and protection.
Left thus, with seven brothers and sisters,
younj; Randall strusrclcd on to Bunnort
tho family aud educate himself. Day
Jimo found him at his work on tho farms
in tho neighborhood, or any other lubor
tuatho could nnd to do that was honora
ble, and tho night-time found hiin at his
boons ty tno liglit ot pmo faggots. In I Wilmot proviso should bo applied to this
this way ho educated himself and support- I Territory, and that slavery should be for
ed a widowed mother and his brothers and i over prohibited within its borders. Tho
si-tcrs, till he arrived at tho ago, and ac- Southern men, on tho other hand, domand
quired tho necessary education, to cuablo ed a positive recognition of slavery. Con
him to become a teacher. In this pro- gross refused to grant cither of theso ex
fessiou ho rose rapidly till ho become a I trcmo requests, and left tho matter entire
teacher in the Seminary of tho town near i ly to tho people of tho Territory. When
by. 1 hero ho labored with the satuo en-1 thty ahull request to be admitted as Stales,
crgy that had charactciizcd him from I it icill then he fur them in ttr i, n,,tia,
early boyhood, and was finally appointed
Superintendent ot Common bcbools for
tlm county of Chenango. Devoting his
concluded to enter upon tho study of tho
law, lie accordingly entered his uaniB,"1"' suoum seuie tne qucs ion. no
in the office of Ransom Ralcomb, now ono ' did not sav that thev had tho nowur to do
of the Judges of tho Supreme Court of
uujjiuiiiu vuuri ui
o.w lorK. ims was in 1040, anu hi
continued to read law illi Judgo Ral
-T r1 fill. . - . .A.r. 1 .
comb till 184(1, being obliged, however,
to devote much time to teaching, itc, to
support tho family. Judgo Ralcomb be
came so much interested iu his student
that of late years he has several times
visited Providence for tho purposo of
spending a few days with him at his
In 1810 Mr. R. left his homo and came
to this county, commencing hero to build
up his fortune by teaohingsoon after on
teriug his name with Charles Silkman,
Esq., of Providence. Hero, as in Now
York, lie was obliged to teach day-times
aud study nights, tor there was ever be
foro him the dependenco of his mother,
brother and sifters. Strufflina alonz
with persistent energy, in 1818 ho was
admitted to the Bar of Luzerne. Ho
opencd an office at Providence, nnd soon
Ins studious habits, frank manners and
ready business tact, brought him clients,
the number of whom increased, till of late
years ho has had
a large aud fucrativo
Mr. Randall u a frugal, industrious,
honest, hlunt man. llo always says,
what he means and means what he says.
From his practieo ho has accumulated a
. .('.,-oi.i i,.., r-
aided largely to educato his young broth-
ors and sutors, tho youngest ot whom, a ,
sister, ho is now supiKirting at a female
Somiaary in New York. His mother died
the present season, not living long enough
to witness the honors so soou to no exten
ded to her son, by a peoplo who havo
witnessed his heroic struggles in life, and
who will over reward thoso who havo tho
manhoodj courage, ability and will to rise
superior to all obstacles in youth, and
mako to themselves a plaoo among the nun
of our cbuutry. At tho Bar ho is univer
sally respected ; indeed we beliovo that
Judgo Conyngham was the first to suggest
his namo for Congress, and there is not,
among over fifty members of our Bar, ono
to bo found, no matter what may bo his
politics, who will not bear cheerful testi
mony to tho integrity aud high character
of David R. Randall.
Indeed his truthfulness, candor and
honorable bearing are proverbial, and wo
challenge tho severest scrutiny of tho
character of our gallant standard bearer.
His nomination was a tributo of which
any man might bo proud. Tho offico
sought the man, not thu man the office.
Mr, Randall has all his life been a steady,
consistent, thorough Democrat. Ho is an
earnest supporter of tho electoral ticket
formed at Reading, and regards the do
feat of Sectionalism as tho paramount ob
ject to bo attained at tho coming election.
His views upon the Tariff aro jiut thoso
which all intelligent Pennsylvanians en
tertain, and are equi-distant from the
bald heresies of such Republicans us AViU
mot, Grow and William 0. Bryant, on
tho ono hand, and from thoso of such
idealists, droaniers and Abolitionists as
Henry 0. Carey, on the other. In regard
to the homcstoad bill, ho would so direct
legislation as to givo every old soldier a
home and people our western prairies with
honast industry, while he would restrain,
if poisiblo, that corrupt tido of legislation
which is pouriug wealth into tho coffers of
tho monster corporations, whoso existence
is a reproach to America, tho world over.
With such a nomination regularly made,
no Democrat should for a moment hesi
tate as to what his duty is. Let us not be
twice deceived. Mr. Scranton has for
feited nil claim to Democratic eupport..
Ho is running now as tho candidate of a
party whoso only hopo of oxistenco is in
perpetuating sectional ttrifo and in main
taining eternal agitation. Let us rcdeom
tho District, and provo our attaohniont to
tho ancient faith. Especially lot the
young Democracy rccoguizc in "tho nomi
nation of honoU Davo Randall a tribute
to those rjualilics, which, sooner or later,
bring their own reward. Let them sco
in it an illustration of tho truth, that
industry, good character, high honor and
a steady adherence to sound principles,
is better than wealth or wire-pulling. Let
us all sco to it, that the Twelfth Congres
sional District is not again mis-represent-
cu upon the lioor ot Uongrcss.
A friend has placed in our hands a copy
of a speech delivered by Mr. Douglas in
tho city of New York on the first of Juno,
1854, immediately after tho passago of tho
Kansas-Nebraska bill, which, has an im
portant bearing at this time, showing as it
does how Mr. Douglas then understood tho
Senatorial question. We call attention to
the following extract :
" Some of tho Northern members of
! My object, as Chairman cf tho Committco
on Territoiins. w.ia to nnnfnrm ;n, il,
. principles of tho compromise of 1850."
IntMa speech Mr. Douglas indicated
I . c"' 1,1 m3 P"1101'. the people of the Tor-
! so at nnv imn if-r tl, m -,,,!, -.t;. r
. &o at anytime after tho oiminizat on
t 4" .fa...faMV.u. v.
-M "I ""'J '"')
they shall request to hcudmiiled us States
which request was of course to bo mado
through a Stato Constitution. ,
Furthermore, ho said that his object
was to conform with the principles of tho
compromise of 1850. What were those
principles? This question is diiectly
answered by'the celebrated report of Mr. I
Clay upon introducing tho Compromise
bills. Listen to the lancuano of that ro- '
port :
" The true principle which ought to
regulate tho action ot Uongrcss in form
ing territorial governments for each newly
' acouired domain, is to refrain from all
j legislation on the subject in the territory
! acquired, so long as it retains tho territo-
rial form of goernment leuvtng it to the
people of suui ieinloiy, vilicn they have
attained to a condition which entitles them
to admission as a State to divide for
tnemsciEes tne qwstion of lite allowance
I or prohibition of domestic slaven." (See
Congressional tiobe, May 10, 1850, page
This evidonco is conclusive as to tho
i understanding of Mr. Clay and Mr. Doug-
lasof tLo P"11 f tho compromise of
ieou. it cannot do repudiated now, nor
can it be successfully controverted bv the
advocates of squatter sovereignty. W
venture to say that none of them will at
tempt tho task.
Tea. In Taylor's "Travels in China,"
the signification of some of tho names by
which tho different brands of Teas aro
known, aro given, which aro as follows
making duo allowance for tho changes and
corruption thoy undergo, in form and
sound in being Anglicised; "Hyson"
means "before the ruins," or "flourishing
spring1' that is, early in tho spring.1'
Hence it is often called "Young Hyson."
"Hyson Skin'' is composed of tho refuse
of the olhor kinds, tho native terms for
which mean3 "tea skins." Rcfuso of a
still coarser description, containing many
stems, is called "tea bones." " Iiohea!' is
the namo of tho hills in tho region where it
collected. "Pehoi" or "JVcco'' means,
"white hairs'" tho down on tho tender
leaves. " roucliong " " folded plant. "
" So tchong" "small plant." "'Iwankay"
is the name of a small stream in tho prov
ineo where it is bought. "Congo" is from
a term signifying "labor," -from the caro
required in its preparation.
S Cesar, dis chilols gwino to Wash '
ington to ply for offis ob do Government.'
" Well what ate you tryin' to got now,
" I'so gwino to 'ply for do post ob Bos
ton iu de post offis apartment."
" Sexton ob post offis apartment?"
" Yes, sab. '. I beyy de dead leters,"
At the special request of many persons,
who wish to have the following letter and
affidavit in connection, wo havo consented
to republish both. One reason, why wo
do it, is because it was attempted to throw
a doubt upon tho author's credibility ;
and tho letter with an affidavit to it will
doubtloss scttlo tho matter,
Mn. Cuutin As you are now a promi
nent candidate before tho people of this
Commonwealth for the highest offico the
people of a sovereign Stato alono can
confer, aud as you doubtloss desiro every
man in the State fo voto for )ou for Gov
ernor, I take this reasonable occasion to
givo you, as well as the public, my rea
sons why I cannot and will not voto for
you. Wheu you was Secretary of this
Commonwealth, a circumstance occurred
in Bellcfonte, the place whero you reside,
showing satisfactorily to my mind that
you possess too malicious a spirit to fill,
with any creditable dogrce of dignity, tho
honorable position of Governor over n
freo, civilized and enlightened people.
The circumstance was ono nf too uerious u
nature to be lost ; and as I told you then,
that I would on some future occasion re
mind you of it, I shall now proceed to do
so without tho fear of your itnvoLVEii in
my mind.
I will here first stato that I am only a
poor man, and by profession am a hucks
ter. At tho timo above rofcred to, I came
to Bellefonto on business. I had an ex
cellent dog with mo to guard my wagon.
A number of boys began teasing tho dog
by running at him; and some went so far
as to throw stones at him. So soon as the
dog would defend hiuisdf against these
unjust attacks, the ungodly boys ran into
the houses ; but no sooner had Iho dog
again returned to his wagon, than tho
boys would also return and repeat tho in
sult. .Among thoso boys was the son of
A. G Cuttin ; who, being a little tardy in
leaching tho house, was caught by tho dog
at tho leg of his pantaloons. Tho dog
was at once recalled and tied in tho stable
belonging to the hotel, so as to prevent the
bos from teasing him. Soon after that
you camo to me and asked me whether it
was my dog that had caught your boy. I
told you that you should keep a "littlo
cool," and I would explain tho matter; but
you would not hear mo, and walked off
greatly excited, and returned with aitE
VOLvun in jour hand and a crowd follow
ing you. You walked up to mo and drew
your revolver, and said : You Damn
Dutch Son-qf-a-b 'i, if you say one
word J 11 shoot yout G d D d Dutch
Son-oj-a-b It's brains out !"
That, Mr. Curtiu, was my introduction
to our Secretary of Stato ! It was a loud
and strong introduction ; and I must say
I never had an introduction to any official
gentleman (?) I so well remember.
You then turned to tho poor dog and
shot him thrco times, and said you had
another ball left for me.
Tho subscriber is ready at any time,
when called upon, to verify those stato
menls by good and reputable citizens who
were present and witnessed tho seone.
These, then, Mr. Curtiu, aro some of
my reasons why I really and honestly
think you aro unfit to bo tho head of a free
Dutch and sovereign people liko that of
Pennsylvania. You seem to have a very
contemptible opinion of Dutchmen; but
allow me, Sir, to tell you that tho Dutch
men of Pennsylvania will show you by next
October that they havo an equally con
temptible opinion of you. Thoy will shoot
you, not with revolvers,but with something
moro effectual Knd honorable paper balls!
Middloburg, Pa.' August 0, 1800.
I, tho subscriber, am personally ac
quainted with Col. Andrew G. Curtin,th
present candidate for Governor. I was
presontonly to wituoss tho latter part of
tho sccrto,when Mr. Curtin shot Mr. Pick
ard's dog.
I lived in Bellefonto at tho timo it oc
curred I hoard a fuss at tho stable be
longing to tho Pennsylvania Hotel. I
thought somo porsous wcro fighting nnd
went to sco. When I camo thcro I saw
Mr. Curtiu in a great rage, with a revol
ver in his hand and damning and cursing
Mr. Picard. AVliilo L was present Mr.
Picard gave him no word which would in
sult him, but Curtin shot tho "dog and de
clared ho had another ball left for Mr.
Picard. I did not know Mr. Picard be
fore then, but I thought at tho timo, from
the manner in which Mr. Curtin behaved
ha would thoot him. And to say the
least of it, thought Mr. Curtin was a ver
ry daugorou3 man with a revolver in hand.
After this oxcitement Curtin loft ond the
crowd dispersed.
Chapman, Sept., 17 1800.
Snyder County is,
Bcforo mo, tho subscriber, ono of the
Justices of the Peace, in and for tho coun
ty of Snyder, personally appeared, tho
above named, Samuel II. Snyder, and af
ter being duly sworn according to law,
doth depose and say, that tho abovo state
ment is true and oorrect to iho best of his
Frceburg, Sept. IS, 1800.
Honry D. Foster and tho Tariff.
Wo recently published extracts from the
speeches of Henry D. Foster, while a
member of Congress from tho Westmore
land District,, iu favor of a judicious tariff
securing reasonable protection to tho great
interests of Pennsylvania. From tho po
sition taken in those ipoechcs, years ago,
Mr. Foster has liev'er deviated in the slight
est degree. As a representative in Con
gross, as a candidate bcforo the pepple,and
as an advocate of political principles on
tho stump, he has ever maintained the
most undeviating consistency upon this
question. His record cannot bo impeach
ed. And yet wo aro surprised to'seo that
Mr. JI'L'lure tho Chairman of the Repub
lican Stato Committee, and tho confiden
tial friend t)f Mr, Curtin, had tho effronte
ry to declare, in a speech recently deliver
ed iu Philadelphia, that Mr.-Foster was
opposed to tho Tariff and hostile to tho
interests of Pennsylvania. Mr. M'Clure
as a willy poli ician, and has tho reputa
tion of not being over scrupulous in what
ho says or does, but ho has not displayed
his usual sagacity in thus flying in the face
of the record, to help the sinking cause of
Mr. Curtiu. If Mr. Foster is not a friend
of Pennsylvania interests, there is not a
man in the Commonwealth whose fidelity
can bo relied upon.
Mr. Foster's record can be pointed to as
an evidence of his sincerity npon this ques
tion, but whero is Mr, Curtin's record ?
He professes to bo in favor of a Tariff,and
wo havo no reason to doubt that ho is ;
but it must not bo forgotten that he ii now
using tho question as a political hobby,
whilo he is associated with a party which
has neither the power nor the disposition
to legislate for the interests of Pennsylva
nia. The peoplo of this State should un
derstand that if they ever succeed in pro
curing a Tariff favorablo to their interests
it must bo through a combination of por
tions of nil parties. It cannot be effected
solely through a party so sectional and so
unpopular with the conservatives of the
country as tho Republican party commit
ted to the doetrino of protection. It is
truo that most of tho Republicans at tho
last session of Congress voted in favor of
Iho Morrill Tariff bill, but it was with the
expectation that it could not pass, and with
the express object of accumulating ammu
nition to bo used in this Presidential cam
paign. Wo havo to point only to a few
facts to show that tho Republican party is
not a tariff party. Their candidate for
Vico President, Mr. IIamlin,is notoriously
a free-trader, representing a freo-lrado
State, and as a Senator from Maine voted
for tho Taiilfof 1840, an act for which
Mr. Dallas was denounced by tho Opposi
tion all over Pennsylvania. William C. Bry-
aut, editor of tho Now lork Lvtning Post
and for forty years a consistent and per
sistent advocate of freo-trado, has been
placed at tho head of tho Republican elco-.
toral ticket by tho Republican Convention
of Now York, which clearly shows that
hostility to tho Tariff does not impair a
man's standing with tho Republican parly
of New York. Every well informed man
knows that tho Republicans of tho West
ern States do not mako tho Tariff an issue,
for tho reason that the party is divided as
o tho expediency of legislating in behalf
of the interests of Pennsylvania. Theso
aro well established facts ; and yet, pro
uming that they aro unknown to the peo
plo of Pennsylvania, tho Republican can
didate for Governor and his Chief Com
mitteeman aro engaged iu tho demagoguo
gamoef misrepresenting tho position of
Mr. Foster and claiming for iho Republi
can party what it cannot and will not per
form Tho only way by which Pennsylvania
can cvor obtain legislation far her peculiar
interests, is for her people to act unitodly
and exclusive of party. If sho places her
interests entirely in tho charge of one par
1 ty, and that party tho Republican, which
jis detested by nearly two-thirds of the
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people of the United States, she will never
obtain the protection desired ; and tho
sooner her citizens' learn to realize this
truth tho Utter for them. The first great
step they should take towards tho accom
plishment of their 6bjcct is the emotion of
Henry D. Foster, whose whole political
lifo testifies his devotion to Pennsylvania
Interests, and Iho defeat of Mr. Curtin,
who would rido tho Tariff to death to ee
Cuae his porsonal elevation.
From The All.ntown (P.) Democrat.
A Pew Questions.
Democrats 1 cut thii out and ask your
Know Nothing and " Republican" neigh
bors tho following simple questions :
Who are in favor of civinir netrroes tho
right of suffrage, which thoy refuse to for
eign born citizens ?
The Know Nothings and " Republi-
Who passed tho law. in Massachusetts
preventing foreign born citizens from vo
ting, when duly naturalized according to
tho Constitution of , tho United States ?
The Know Nothing, and "Republi
Who recommended tho camo law to hn
passed in Now Jersey ?
Tho Know Nothings and " Republi
cans," Wh o recommended tho same law to be
passed iu New York ?
Thd" Know Nothings and " Republi
cans." Who sanctioned aud approved that odi
ous measure in Pennsylvania,' by giving
oueui euuseut iu lueir late state Uonven
tion ?
The Know Nothings and "Republi
cans;" Who introduced a bill in the Lerisla-
ture of Ohio to strike out tho word 'white'
from the Constitution, in order to cive
negroes the right Of suffrago ?
'Iho Know othincs and " Republi
Who are in favor of fo'reieners not vo-
ting until they aro twenty-ono vears in this
country ?
Tho Know Nothings and " Republi
Who voted against admitting Minnesota
as a free State ?
The Know Nothings nnd " Republi
Who voted against admitting Orecoa
as a free State 1
The Kndw Nothings and " Republi
Who carried banners in 1650, upon
which only sixteen Stars appeared, where
there should huo been thirty-one ?
Tho Know Nothings and " Republi
cans." Whojwcro in favor of letting tho Union
slide ?
Tho Know Nothings .and "Republi
OsT Another instanco of bravery has
bsen related which took place at Winetka,.
upon Saturday last, among tho passengers
of tho Lady Elgin. Among tho raft3 and
pieces of wreck tossing in tho surf, ono
raft was anxiously watched, to whioh wero
olinging five persons, nmoag thorn John
Jervis, of Milwaukie, his wife and child.
As the raft was drawn in tho surf it was
capsized, and all disappeared for a mo
ment beneath the anry waters. When
it aioso Jervis alono was clinging to it.
He instpntly left it however, and swam
for his wifo and child, and recovered them.
Twice and thrice ho repeated this heroic
act. Finally when the shore was almost
reached, tho raft was for tho last timo
capsized, and when it reached the h-ix
face, JcrTis alono was clinging to it.
Again, ho loft it, and swain for a long
timo in search of 4hoso whom ho hod so
long and so nobly protected, but all in
vain, and ho was obliged at last to swim'
to tho raft to save his own lifo.
JSSyAnian was indicted out west, late
ly, for felony. His innocence was proven,
but notwithstanding this, the jury found
him guilty. Tho Judgo was shocked, and
arose and said :
'' Gentlemen, the prisoner's innocence
was clearly proven."
" Yes," said tho foreman, " ho is inno
cent of the crime now charged gainst him,
but he stole my gray maro last Christ
mas." ESr It is very well for little children
to bo lamb?, but a very bad thing for them
to grow up sheep.
SST " Bob, did you bear that my fa
I ther gets married again next Easter J
" No, Tom I did not. Does he get an
old woman7"
" No sir-ee ! He gets a new one,"