Columbia Democrat and Bloomsburg general advertiser. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1850-1866, August 31, 1861, Image 2

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EDUWHY LKVI L. TATH,. mOl'IlUJTOIl.
BLOOMSBURG , PA.
JATffnrTAY MORNINO,AUQO.fr 3r, 1881;" "'
DEMOCRATIC liO M I N A 'HONS.
iushieskntativj:,
JLEVI li. TATI2,
Ah1I Is tas ibdfioa s (As Htpnttntatlvt CVnsrsacs.
snr.nivr,
JOSIAII II. FURMAN.
ASSOCIATE JUIH1E8,
JOHN McRUYNOLDS,
STEPHEN BALDY.
TBEArjUKBR,
JAMES 8. McNINCII.
CO.MM1SSIONF.I1,
CHARLES II. HESS.
COIlO.NXIl,
JAMES LAKE.
auditor.,
JOnX F. FOWLER.
AaTicLt 1. Congress shall make no law respecting
ft estahli-hmcul of religion or prohibiting the tree el
ercisethereot ; or Abridge the Freedom of Speech, or
of tho Freii t or tliv right of ttiu people peaceably to
assemble and to petition the Government for a rebress
of grievances. Conttitullu fifth! Umttd Statcl.
Altlilvfl Ttint lliai.rlndim ah nil t... f.nn tn
eterypersnnulionnderlnxestofxamiiiethe proceedings
of the legislature, or any branch of government ; and I
no law shall evir he made to restrain the rich! thereof,
The free communication of thoughts and opinions isl;n cunnnrr. til "Sir Lincoln when Ilia
ou.oftha Invaluable rilhts of man ; and every citl-1 ?DS support 10 Jir. liincoiu wuiu ms
zan may freely speak, onto and print on any subject; inauguration Was lUCnaCCll, and WllCtl
.ccu-tW supremacy of the constitution was
the official conductor officers, or men in puidic capacity, assailed by tho practiccl assertion of the
or utitre the mutter published is proper for public ill-I ... J . . .1 t -formation,
the truth thereof may bo given in evidence; i right 01 SCC0S51OD. UUt tllC UCmOCracy
and in all Ihdictmeiits for libels, the Jury shall have a .l:,! nn4 Rn rm tlioir linnrir np t linir Rnfftv
right to determine the law and the facts, under the di-1 J"11 not SO read lUOir UOnor Or lUCir SaiCiy.
ruction of the court,
it ill other case. CVajfitutie of
PERSONAL.
We need oioncy badly, and it v. ill be n rcry great re
lief to.uslf our friends and patrons will furnish uswilh
littlu of the -'needful1 without delay, if they cannot
pay all, let them at least give us a parr of that to which
wo are Justly entitled, in order to relievu us fromour
embarrassments. V think we hae buen very indul
gent, and therefore hope to meet with a ready responsu
to w hat we conceivu to be a reasonable request. We shall
bepreparedto receive ourfriends at the office, nnd fur
riish them promptly with receipts for whatever amounts
they may desire, l'ersons at a distance, nnd those ro.
siding out of tho county, can remit by mall ut our risk,
Come, friends, give us a lift without longer delay, as
wcmuithave money to keep the old CoLtraou Demouut
m motion.
tST Hon. CiUKLKd II. BucKAi,EAr,and
family, relumed on last Thursday, from
Saiuth America.
Tho President's Proclamation for tho
ohifirvati(.a of n dnv nf trpTirrnl TinnnlintTnii
and prayer for tho "rc-estabUshment of
Xat,OnDEii,nnd PEACE throughout tho ,
J o
eountry," will be found in this Columbia)
Democrat. Last year when tho then Exccu- j
tive issued a similar requisition upon the ,
Christian community, such Union-saving
Republicans, as Dr. John, said "it was
ttttin tlin oldsinner wnnlil MiiinPrsvi'i's.
. --o - J
Unlike them, wc advise tho religious ob-
servance of this occasion, by every citizen
in onr wliolo country .North and South territory, or for revenge; but simply and
East and West. j exclusively a war for tho Union. The ob-
jeet in view should never be lost sight of.
tXf There is a clasa of Repub.ic an cdi- II men talk of prosecuting tho war for
tors who expect to carry their party do- other purposes than tho restoration of tho
signs by intimidation. Is such a line of Union, they do not sympathiso with tho
conduct proper in a frco and christian great purpose of tho Nation. If men ad
country ? Wo imagine not. And wo havo vocatc poaeo at'thc cost of separation, they
more confidence in good sense, justice and are equally hostile. In no event ought wa
independence of the people, of all parties, ' agree to a dissolution of tho Union. In
than to suppose that they would cudorso
It. If carried out, it must lead to anar-
chy at homo-one of tho most horriblo
evils that could bo brouchtunon anv com-'siblo
vrmnit. .nil nr. itin morn rvmtomnlntinn nf
which every good citizen should stand
gbast.
Columbia Democratic Coureutiou.
Tho proceedings of tho Columbia County
Democratic Convention, held on last Mon-
day at Bloomsburg, appear in full in this
" Columbia Democrat." Every township
st .i..i.. i ..Iii- "
in the county was duly and legally rcpro-,
sentcd iu tho person of two of their best
... . , .tj,!.- w ,Aoft 1
hlllh.us, nuu bituiu toiiuw iu. tuv iiuiovab
of measuring strength in support of tLo '
claims of their favorite candidate for uomi
nation for which they fiercely nnd hono
rably contended end as tho proceedings
of llie (Convention w.n fair v conducted, it
is but proper to say, that the Delegates , " w K' ". norney
discharged their various duties with fidelity , ahrS sh" tl "0lHt' fr ot,hcr
and to satisfaction. May such ever be man'.,save' rerhaPs 1Iorac0 Qrccly, has
tho record of the great Democratic Party i contnbuted so largely to hasten our Na
of Columbia I t'ona' ru'n" 'iaa Deon fr tH0 last far
m ' years, in close communion with tho Abo-
Tho Democracy Firm. u.l, leader3' wLo ,hav0 bccynsascd in
'plotting treason, and heaping slander upon
Wc had many opportunities, last week, head3 rf ouf safcst aD(1 beJt
ofconvsrsing with Democrats from all ,
rf
part3 of the county, and found but one de
termination to exiit among them to stand
by their old time-tried principles and or
ganization. Thoy "see through" the "trap"
tet by the Ilepullican leaders, and will
not bo gulled into it. They know and
feel that tho Democratic party has always
been tho true Union party always "right
on tho record"-always for the country
and its sacred constitution. So convinced,
they sec no reason why their party should
bo abandoned, but havo every reason for
adhering to and preserving it. If tho Op
position, in their weakness, find it ncccsary
to chango their name, they have tho right
to do so, but that is no argument for Dem
ocrats to follow them, Tho Dumocracy
were, a few months ago, derisively styled
"U.MON-savers." They aro willing to
wear that name, now and hereafter. Their
flag is and a.
tho country.
always have bcon tho flag of
Atrocious Sentiment.
Tho Philadelphia Inquirer a. Rcpubli
can organ in its attempt to justify tlio
attacks upon the Dcniocratio printing
presses throughout tho country, lias tho
following editorial sentiment in its issue of
Wednesday last :
" Heing in a stato of war, ire must adopt
tho lloman maxim and set asulc the laics
WHICH CONTEMPLATE ONLY THE
CONDITIONS OF PEACE."
Set asido tho laws, because they are not
intended to have any binding effect in time
of war. They wcro only enacted for a
timo of peace. This is tho atrocious doc
trino inculcated by a newspaper making
somo pretentions to respectability ! It is
enough to make every law-abiding citizen
start back with horror from tho tcrriblo
nbyss to which wo aro rapidly drifting.'
What I No law, but mob law, in timo of
war no person to bo safe in his person or
property 1 Is this tho cntcrtainmoiit to
which frco American citizens arc invited
by the organs of tho party now in power !
Tho protection of all law to bo taken off.
nnd the wildest anarchy and confusion and
bloodshed to rulo supremo! May kind
Heaven avert tho frightful catastropho
which seems to bo rapidly approaching.
The Democracy.
The New York Timet, a Republican
print, tells tho following truth :
"It would havo been casy,pcrhaps,for the
democratic masses of the frco States to
haVO OYCrtbrOWU tliO COTCrDDlCDt and per
,, j ri it t .. - r.
mancntlv dlSSOVCrcd tho Union, by TClUS
j.hey iovcu tneir country moro man party
and In Mr. Lincoln they .saw, not tho sue.
ccisful partisan oandidatc, but the consti
tutional President of tho United States.
And, therefore, they supportcd-not grudg
ingly, but heartily as earnestly and zeal
ously, in fact, as if had been their own
party leader in tho cauvasd that preceded
his election."
We commend this to our rabid partizan
friends who insist npon reviving the wasted
issues of the past, and in the very midst of
a desultory war, clutching for the spoils of
offico with as much avidity as if wc were
in the midst of prosperity and peace. If
President Lincoln believes the abovo ex
tract let him practice upon it. If his
followers and chieftains desire to end this
war and recstablish the Union, thsy must
cultivate the good will of all, and proro '
their devotion to principle by somo other j
.1 .i i r i
Procc53 ,ua" " E"" '"P'i
officc3 .....
Where WO Stand.
Tuo narrisburg Patriot says that no '
war or pcal:o h d0fcnsiblo which is bascd ,
upon the Mon of tbo scparation 0f these'
Stales. Thn sr-nlimont U im.t nnrl nntrW-
-ri ..! r t.. tt!. s. I
iv" "v .eaiviuuuu UL W1U ouiuu la luu
great purpose of tho war it is not a war
for subjugation, or for tho acquisition of
every event, whether conducting war or
arranging terms of peace, tho Union must
( bo uppermost. No war or poaeo is defen-1
which is based upon tho idea of tho '
ultimate ECnaration nf tliftan Sl.lt.M. !
ii
Now and Then. Wo publish on our '
out-sido this week an extract from the ad-.
dresses of tho Democratic Stato Committco
",uu "' r ,as
thon CunlrmaD- lhc predictions then
ulado Mr- mcy, aro now being ful-
Clled t0 tbo ? ttcr, yet who would
havo supposed that any man carrying an
locn f ti. it' tj i
"J, ""tho lath dav of September. 18(il. to nom-
havo supposed that any man carrying an
icnc
urn ossisi 10 iuiu uuuub witat itir,
Forney seemed (0 much to deprecate and
1 ueuut iu iouu u uissumutm ui mc
Union t
The impartial historian of the " Dcclino
and Fall " cf tho American llenublio
.- 1 1 V- L ' - - If Tl
jtSTTho "National Zeitung" is tho
name of a German paper recently started
in New York City, " for tho purpose of
aiding in rescuing this country from tho
consequences of this horrible war.1' " It
is the only straight-out German Peace
Paper now published in this country."
Tho "National Zeitung " is a beautiful,
large, doublo sheet paper, fine largo typo,
and got up in excellent stylo.
Address "National Zeitung," No. 49
Chatham Street, New York.
lion. nENDMCK B. Wnionr, mem
ber of Congress from this District, has our
thanks for a copy of tho " Acts and reso
lutions passed during tho first session of
tho Thirty-Seventh Congress."
t6r Tho Ladies' (Ohio) Repository, the
favorito Magazine of tho West, is upon our
) Maga
Tabl fer September.
f uo. iurn;in!lto Uyo cnaMBs for tb'c ncxt Legisla
Columbia County DomocratiOl Tho ad, 3d, 4th, and nth ballots wercl
ConVOntion. . tic, and upon tho Cth ballot Fiirtnan ro-
Agrecably to notice given by tho Stanil-j ceived twenty.five votes and Billmcycr
ing Committco, tho Delegates elected by tweiity-tbrco, whereupon Furman was dc
thc Demoeratio voters of Columbia County clarcd honornbly nominated. Tho vote
on Saturday tho iMth inst., met in Con-. stood as follows :
ventiOn, at tho Court Houso in .Blooms- Fuiiman Bower, Shuman, Brcdben
burgon Monday, tho Gthof Augu'st,1801, ller) Hngonbuch, Frcas, King, Kuittlc,
atl o'clock, p. hi., for tho purpose 0f a-'"ngcr, Dogart, Albertson, McBrido,
. . .... , . . i Shugars, Bowman, (lirton, Fruit, Mouser,
forming a county ticket and nominating, I Hoimbach, Shiptnan, Zciglcr, Herring,
cxprcssivo of tho choice of this county, a , Bellas, Shoemaker, Hunter, lint, Jacoby.
candidate for tho Lcgistaturo, to bo sup
ported at tho coming general election
Tho townships wore all
by sound democrats.
c.ii.. ..i
fully represented
On motion of Iraui Dorr, of Jaekson,the
Hon. GEORGE SCOTT, of Cattawissa,
was chosen Chairman of tho Convention.
On motion, Peter Ent, of Scott, and
Jons G-. FntEZE, of Bloom wcro made
Secrotarici.
On motion of John Fiuit, of Madison,
tho townships wcro called over in alpha
betical order, and tho delegates presented
their credentials as follows :
Bloom Jno. 0'. Freeze, David Lowcn
berg. Borough Berwick Hudson Owcu,Froas
Fowler.
Briarcreck Jacob B. Mastellcr, Ooo1
M. Bower.
Benton Rohr McIIenry, William llulmo.
Beaver Andrew Sliumau,Nathan Bred
bender jr.
Centre Androw Frcas, Jeremiah Ila-
gcubuch.
Cattawissa Gcorgo Scott, D. C. Gear
hart. Conyngham Jos. B. Knittlo, James A
King.
Franklin John Mcnsch, J, S. Fahriu-
gcr.
Fishiugcrcok J. II. Millard, Jas. Ed
gar.
Greenwood Andrew J. Albeitson,Sam-
ucl Bogart.
Hemlock Hugh D. McBrido, George
L. Shoemaker.
Jackson Iram Dcrr, Thos. W. Young.
Locust William B. Goodman, Muyber
ry Snyder.
.Maine J. Slmgars, Henry Bawman,
Mifflin Lewis Eekroat, Samuel Nuss.
Montour Jos. Mouser, Peter Hcim
bach. Madison Jacob M. Girton.John Fruit.
Mt. Pleasant Jno. Shipiuc.u, Daniel
Zeiglcr.
Orange William Bellas, John Herring.
Pine Jos. Shoemaker, John W. JInu.
icf
noarinL'crcok Chas.
Lovan, Henry
. .
Hclwig.
Sugarloaf David Lewis,
Mont, Colo.
co" Peter Ent, John U. Jacoby.
0n mot!on tho CouvcBtion proceeded to
ako a nomination for tho Legislature.
U(It0W l''rca3 nominated Levi L. Tate.
oflloom'
John Fruit nominated John A. Funst-
on, of Madison,
Tho nominations
here closed and the
Convention took a vote as follows :
i Tate Freeze, Lowcnhcrg, Owcn,Bow
cr, Mastellcr, Shumau,Urcdbender, Gear
hart, Hagenbuoh, Frcas, King, Knittlo,
rahrinaer, Mensch, McJJride, buviler
Shugars, Bowman, Eekroat, Nuss, Mouser
I lleimbach, tihipiuan, Zcigler, Lewis, Cole
'20.
I Funs ton Fowler, McIIenry, Hulmc,
soott, milliard, i-idgar, Uogart,.VIhertson,
Shoemaker, Dcrr, l'oung, Goodman, Gir-
ton, Fruit Herring, Bellas, Shoemaker,
Hunter, Hclwig, Lovan,
hut, Jacoby.
Thus will it be seen that Levi L. Tate
wail nominated upon the first ballot, ho
having received tWOnty-iix VOtCS OUt of
lorty eight.
On motion the following resolution was
adopted :
. '""'"f'. Ttat Hudson Owen, of Ber-
land aro hereby appointed Rcprscutative
Conferees from Columbia County, to meet
similar Conferees from tho other counties
. of this Representative District, at the Ex-
c.hanS0 .Hotel, in Bloomsburg, on Friday,
hick, uu uuuu u. Steele, 01 UlOOUl, uo
ture
On motion of John G. Freeze tho Con
vention next proceeded to nominate a can
didato for Sheriff.
Jorcmiah Hagenbuoh nouiinatcd Josiah
II. Furman, of Bloom.
David Loweubcrg nominated Peter Bill
meycr, of Bloom.
After tho abovo nominations wcro made
John G, Frcczo roso and read the Conven
tion tho following which explains itself.
Bloomsburg, Aug. 20, 1801.
2b the Democratic Convention of
Columbia County.
Having been named as a candidato for
tho nomination of Sheriff at this Conven
tion, I would respectfully withdraw my
nauio from coming before you in that po
sition, and decline being a candidato.
j. n. Giiour..
Tho nominations hero being closed, the
Convention took a ballot, which stood as
follows :
Billmeyeu Frcezo,Lowcnbcrg,Owcn,
Fowler, Mastellcr, McIIenry, Hulmu,
Scott, Gcarhart, MilUrd,Kdgar, Fahring
er, Derr, Young, Mcnsoh,Shocmaker,Sny
der, Goodman, Kckroat, Mouser, Hclwig,
Lcvan, Lowis, Cole 21,
Fuiiman Bower, Shuman, Brcdbcu
der, Hagenbuoh, Frcas, King, Knittlo,
Bogart, Albertson, shugars, Bowman,
Nuss, Girton, Fruit, Ilciuibach, Shipman,
Zeiglcr, Herring, Bellas, Shoemaker, Hun
ter. 21.
Lakk McBride, Ent, Jacoby. a.
Thero being no nomination elected on
the first ballot, tho second was called for,
but before proceeding tho nauio of James
Lake vas withtJrawu.
Frccro, Lowcnhcrg, Ow-
on, Fowler, Mastellcr, McIIenry, Hu
QchaHj m Edg' Mw
Shoemaker, Dcrr, Young,(!oodman, !
liullno,
ensch,
ouiiK.l.ooilman, Bny
der, Eekroat, Nuss, Hclwig, Lovan, Low
Tho Convention then proceeded to tho
nomination of a candidate for Treasurer.
Peter Ent nominated William T. Shu'
man of Maine.
George Scott nominated Jas. S. Me
Ninch, of Cattawissa.
There being no moro nominations made,
the Convention took a vote, which resulted
in McNinch receiving thirty votes and
Sliuman eighteen. McNiiich was declared
the regular nominee. Tho voto was as fol
lows :
McNinch Freeze. Lowcnborc. Owen.
Fowler, Bower, Mastellcr, llulmo Scott.
Gcarhart,King,Knittlo,Fahringur, Mcnsch
McBrido, Shoemaker, Derr, Young,Good-
c 1 n!. nr.. it.T i i
uuiu, oujuvi, vuriuu, inousur, iiciuiDacn
Shipmau, Zeigler, Shoemaker, lluutcrj
iiciwig, i.evau, Xicwis, uolc. yu.
Shuman McIIenry, Shumnn, Bred
bender, llaf-cnbuch, Frcas, Millard, Ed
gar, Bogart. Albertson, Shugars, Bawman
Eekroat, Nuss, Fruit, Herring, 15ollas,
Ent, Jacoby. 18.
Nest in order was the selection of a
candidato for County Commissioner.
Androw Shumnn nominated Franklin
L. Shumnn, of Beaver.
No other nominations for this offico wcro
made, and upon taking a ballot Hess was
duly chosen, as will be scn by tho follow
ing vote :
Hebs Freeze, Lowenberr'.Owcn.Fow-
lor, Bower, Mastellcr, McIIenry, Hulmc,
Hagenbuoh, Frcas, Scott, Gcarhart, Mil
lard, i.Ugar, Uogart, Albertson, McBrido,
Derr, Young, Goodman, Shugars, Baw-
, .hckroat, JNuss, .bruit, lleimbach.
Shipman, Zciglcr, Herring, Bellas, Shoe
maker, Hunter, Ent, Lewis, Cole. 35.
Suu.man Shuman,Brodhendcr, knittlo
King, Mcnsch, Fahringer, Shoemaker,
Snyder, Girton, Mouser, Hclwig, Lcvau
Jacoby. 13.
On motion tho Convention proccded to
select two candidates, for Associato Jud
ges.
John irtut nominated Stephen ISaldy.of
Cattawissa.
Andrew Frcas nominated Jno, Mcltcy-
nohh of Hemlock.
A. J, Albertson nominated Jacob Ev
ans, of Greenwood.
Peter Ent nominated Georgo Mack of
The nominations hers closed, and upon
taking a vote Baldy and Mclleydolds were
nominated on the first ballot. Baldy re
ceived 37 votes : McRuynolds 33 : Evans
10, and Mack 10.
On motion of John G. Freeze the Con
vention nominated John F. Fowler, of Pino
for Auditor by acclamation.
James Lake, of Scott, was nominated
by acclamation for the office of Coroner.
Un motion tho Chair appointed tho fol
lowing gentlemen a Committee on resolu
tions :
T,n.m TW, Volo,. V.nr Av,,1M
J. G. Freeze Joseph B. Knittlo, Jo'hu
Fruit, David Loweubcrg. j
On motion of David Loweubcrg tho fol
lowing named gentlemen were appointed
as tho Democratic Standing Committee for
tho ensuing year :
Bhom Win. H. Jacoby.
Jlor. ficruick Hudson Owen.
Benton Itohr McIIenry.
Mifflin Stephen Poe.
Centre Jeremiah Hagenbuch.
CattaivissaJ. K. Bobbins.
Greenuood Androw J. Albertson.
Maine Johu M. Nuss.
Tho following resolutions were offered
by the Chairman of tho Committee on res
olutions and adopted unanimously by tho
Convention.
ltesolvcd, That tho Democratic party of
Columbia County is now as it has ever
been in favor of tho unbroken Union of
theso States that wo will maintain the
Constitution, the Government and laws,
and that wo will sustain the prcsont admin
istration in all lawful and Constitutional
measures for suppressing rebellion, restor
ing tho Union and enforcing the laws.
Reiolved, That whilo wc arc in favor of
supporting and sustaining tho Uovcrnmcnt,
we arc nevertheless in favor of the admin
istration entertaining the first honorable
propositions for Peace, looking to the con
tinued Union and equality of all tho Stato.
JlcHolvetl, That wo pledge ourselves to
uso our best endeavors to sccuro the elec
tion of tho ticket this day put in nomina
tion. On motion tho Convention adjourned
sine die.
en (As Cclunthui (OA io) statrtmait,
Tho Democracy in Earnest.
Tho Democracy of tho State arc going
to work iu earnest. In almost every coun
ty tho calls of tho local committees arc
out for County and Senatorial Conventions,
to present candidates for tho fall Cam
paign. In a short timo every county and
district will havo its sound Dcmocratio U
nion ticket iu tho field, and the grand ar
ray will move forward with a united ener
gy that will defy iu any feeble opposition
that may bo got up against us" Every
thing looks well, and there docs not now
appear lo be any doubt about tho result of
the contest. All eyes aro turned to tho
Dcmocratio organization, and its success is
deemed essential to tho preservation of the
Uuiou.
Bir.r.MEVEn-
The Democratic Convention. j
Every district was fully represented in
tho Dcniocratio Convention on Monday, and
although much personal prefcreno existed
in regard to candidates, wo never know a
political body to bo so entirely unanimous
in its general purposes, nor ouo to pass off
so entirely satisfactory to all interested.
The candidates nomiuatcd are eminent
ly worthy, whether as citizens, Dnmocrats,
or business men, and will rcccivo tho en
thusiastic support of every genuino Demo
crat. The nominations, though conducted
in several instances with much spirit, were
all fairly an honornbly mado. Tho reso
lutions speak tho sentiments of tho parly
in this county, and are eminently national
and patriotic. Indeed wo do not see how
any fair man can find fault with any thing
that was done.
Assembly Co. L. L. Tati: received
tho nomination of this county, over his op
ponent, John A. Funston, for this impor
tant and honcrablo position. Wo have no
doubt that the other counties composing
the District will concur in this nomination.
This county is entitled to ono Member
and Wyoming the other. Tho person
presented by this county is known as a
man of ago and experience, and if nomina
ted by tho Representative Confercnco his
election is a forcgono conclusion.
Sheriff Vor this office the Democracy
of Columbia saw proper to nominate Jo
SIAH H. Fuiiman a very worthy gentle
man, indeed : and withal a sound demo
cratic Union man. Ho is satisfied with
the Constitution as it is written, nnd is
willing to sustain tho administration in all
Constitutional mcasurs. Mr. F. docs not
enjoy the acquaintauco of the pcoplo of
Columbia county to as largo an extent as
the balance of tho ticket, but wo will ven
turc to say this much for him, that there is
not a moro pleasing, honorahlo, worthy
and honest man upon the tiokct than the
person in question, and if clcctod, (we will
vouoh tho assertion) will make a most cap
ital officer.
Julges It will bo seen by the proceed
ings of tho Convontionjthat thero wcro four
candidates for this offico. Wo elect two
this fall, howovor. Tho successful ones
wcro John MeRKV.oLDS,of Hemlock, and
Stephen Baldt, of Cattawissa. They
were chosen on tho first ballot, over their
opponents, Evans and Mack. Mr. Baldy
is at present ono of our Associate Judges,
filling the vacancy caused by the death of
Peter Kline. Tho nominees aro well
qualified for tho position thoy aipiro to,
and with fair dealing will be elected.
Measurer. For this most important
office in tho gift of the pcoplo of this coun
try, wo placa before you for your support
an amply qualified and tried person
James S. McNi.scn, of Cattawissa, prede
ccssor of the present worthy incumbent.
This office is of great importance to the
tux-payers, thcrctoro wo would eitccm it
highly important that thoy should seo to
clcctiug a man who has proved himself an
efficient and ablo officer. His nomination
over a very cstimablo young man Wil
liam T. Sliuman speaks much in his fa
vor. Ho will bo triumphantly elected.
Commissioner Thero did not seem to
bo much strife for this office. The people
pretty generally conceded tho nomination
I " vam.iu.u. ivHAHbbb U.
tn ll.n a..nnAC..I At.rnA. I St
I Uess of MiU1!n- 3Ir' U- is nn llonost)
intelligent and industrious farmer, posses
sing all tho qualifications to make a good
officer. He knows well how taxes aro
oarned, henco wc have reason to suppose
that he will prove a judicious and careful
Commissioner.
For Auditor, the Convention nominated
John F. Fowler, of Pino, who, wo no doubt
will givo general satisfactiou as an officer,
and make a btrong acquisition to the board
of Auditors.
Jamks Laki:, of Scott, was nomioatcd
for tho offico of Coronor. Ilo will make a
good .officer. Success lo him and tho
wholo ticket. Star of the North.
"Wo Still Live."
8oma of our moro virulent Itepuhlican
enemies bavo been busily at work the past
few days, circulating a report that within
a week wo had lost some two hundred sub
scribers. Our patrons are not quite such
stupid creatures as our enemies would have
tho public bclievo. Wo havo lost, so far
just ten subscribers, nnd this number cm
braces those shrewd (') business men, iu
this place, who, by their actions in con
spiring to withdraw from us their adver
tising patronago, would indicate that thoy
vish to havo no dealings with Democrats.
As an offset to the action of theso conspi
rators, wo nro pleased to say that more
than that number wcro added to our list
yesterday, through the exertions of our
staunch Dcmocratio friend, Mr. Ammcr
uian, of Sagoburg, Ho, and others, as
suro us that this is but the beginning.
Let the good'ork go on.
Danville Intelligencer.
S" Tho Trenton Truo American very
properly takes exception to tho classifica
tion of that papor as "Secession" by the
New York Herald. Tho application of
tbi3 term to papers which do not approvo
of tho action of tho President, and which
favor pcaco rather than war, is gross jus.
ticc, but wo suppose will bo persisted in,
as long as politioal objects can be thus ac
complished. The truo Union papers arc
those which insist upon a strict observance
of Constitutional obligations. Journal of
Commerce,
Mifflin Domocratio Mooting.
A Mass .Meeting of tlio Democratic eltlKens of Cotitm.
bla, Luzerne, Montour and Kcliujlkill counties vaslield
on Friday last, tlio Sid of August, at lbs l'ubiia House
of Join Kkllkr, In Mlflllntlllc. It was largely attended
and Hie err best order prevailed. Tie meeting was
organized by appointment of the following officers :
ANimuw nuiAtf, rMurnitJim.
lire rri,(sts Samuel Creasy, Michael Uavert,
Aaron Andrens, ti. U. M, Yantr., Jcb llartsil, alert ,
Peter flearliart. Lewis llckrnt. Jacob Yolie. John Mi
cliucl. Ilelil. Yoho.
Christian voir, uijnii vone, litnry
Uel as, Jolin rlnyder, Jacob Ewenpenhclier,
rJecrtarfc.-Lnwrenre Waters, Alcm tl. Tate, Win.
li. jacouy, William Krickuamn.
Mcssers. TtTit and Hakes wen tho speakers. Col.
Tato opened the meeting by annouhclng that llliad been
called In pursuance to tho first arlideof llicConstitiitlon
oi me unneu oiaies, miicu guarantees me " rigiu nt me
people peaceably to assemble," and the ninth article of
tho (Janstltiittun of Pennsylvania, wherein "cvrry citl
ccn may freely spenk, nriu or print on any subject, be.
iog responsible for tho abuse of tlitt liberty."
Tho speaker adverted dispassionately to the state of
the eountry, its present alarming rebellious condition
and of ihe fearful crisis II was approaching. Ilo eihort
cd tlio people to exercise patience, tlisiretlon, and calm
ttess loyally to the Union and the Constitution (Hie
course atnajs pursued by the democratic parly,) to
uphold atl its provisions la their true letter nnd spirit,
and never to vinlnto Its provisions under the pretence
of maintaining its cturicney and supremacy, ltvery
democrat In the Noith, lie fearlessly averred, uns and
ever had been for the t'nton. That was the party and
foe only party, V.I10 originally made the country, had
over sixty years preserved tho Constitution, and tvilh
whom alone was the hope of the Union Our Father's
unbroken heritage, lie calmly, honestly And legally
invcitigaled the official actions of tho State and national
administration. Hp thnved their great official deretic'
tlons and provod otcry position advanced by the publlu
records.
Da Harcs was called to tie; rostrum. He mado a
titling speech of over one liourin length, during whiih
In: closely scrutinized the acts of the powers that be,
the Inconsistency of thlr ndiiiiiiistrntlte policy nnd ex
posed the abuse of the trust confided to their hands.
He deprecated the doctrine of ri hellion and secession
shone! that it neter had originated n llh the democratic
parly or wns it encouraged by their practice, Hu d( fen
ded the rights of tho soldiers who were bravely serving
their country tfiisight they ought to hu better paid and
fairly treated and predicted lh.it the day of reckoning
was coming which would cansu a rattling, if not ofdr,
bones a correction of existing abuses and corruptions.
Dr. 11. advocated the rights of the tahttrinjf mnn o,er the
entrvathmenti 1 ntgrvialtr opposed the Importation
of colored porsuiis in our State, thought there should hu
u law enacted to prevent their tnigr.itioit here took a
vote oil tho subject mid if w as carried vnanimtnttly iu
the nllirmative.
(VYe omit the resolutions this week for want of room.
A Roign of Terror.
The Lancaster Intdligcnicr says, the
Democracy must prepare to maintain their
rights under tho Constitution, if need be,
nt tho point of tho sword, Tho bitterness
and malignancy of tho Republican leaders
have reached n point, that it becomes tho
bounden duty of every Democrat and of
overy real friend of the Union and the
Constitution to stand up manfully iu de
fence of their persons and property, and
of their saored rights to dUcus the meas
ures and policy of our rulers. Since the
elevation of Mr. Jkfi'kiison to the Presi
dency sixty years ago, to the present time
these rights havo never been assailed ; but
now a second " Roign of Terror," more
odious than tho first, has been inaugurated,
and every man who presumes to speak or
write or publish aniUnrig in opposition to
tho " powers that be" is hunted down as
a traitor, and' his life and property placed
iu jeopardy. Wo arc no longer frco men
in this herctoforo froo Ropublio. The
country is rapidly verging to a military
despotism, and unless the honest masses
rise in their might and show an unmistako
able determination to defend themselves
and their property at overy hazard, wo
bball become the moat abject slaves to tho
veriest tyranny that hn3 disgraced the
nineteenth century.
Tho Democracy hero and every where
I elso throughout the frco States havo op
posed tlio heresy ot secession and stood by
by tho Constitution and tho Union, and
will do so to the end of this unnatural and
suicidal war- Nay moro, thoy havo nobly
volunteered by tens and hundreds of
thousands to defend tho flag of our com
mon country, and to save tho Union from
tbo bands of tho spoiler; and they tcill
continue to do so as long as the tear shall
last. But they will no longer tamely sub
mit to the threats and indignities of a viru
lent and usprincipled political foo, whoso
ill-gotten power has mado them insolent
and overbearing in the highest degree.
The Republican leaders aro evidently bent
on inaugurating a civil war in our midst.
They are not satisfied with tho war fur tho
Union, now being waged by onr gallant
troops, and which may tako years to bring
to a successful issue ; bnt they must needs
produce violence nnd bloodshed hero nt
home, where all ought to bo union and
harmony in defence of our time-honored
institutions. It therefore becomes the De
mocracy to bucklo on their armor and
prepare to defend their rights at all haz
ards, not as aggressors, but as defenders
of Constitutional law, order nnd civil lib
erty. In no instance should thoy com
menco tho conflict ; but, if attacked, thoy
should not merely defend themselves, their
families and property from violence, but
likowiso retaliate by " carrying tho war
into Africa" and giving their black-hearted
enemies their fill of it. Our motto is
PEACF, LAW OIIDISB. ; but no in
sultno personal or unprovoked attack
no reign of terror should for ono moment
be tolerated by any true-hoartcd Democrat
and lover of his country. Wo repeat, let
us ono and all bo determined that, knowing
our rights, wo daro and will maintain thorn
at any anU overy hazard.
BQ-Tho Pottsvillo Standard says : "Wo
utter what wo know to bo tho prevailing
sentiment among tho Domocraoy of Penn
sylvania when wo counsel them to stand
by their organization in a spirit of patri
otic devotion to the Constitution and Union.
Show our rulers that whilst Democrats
wiill sustain tho Government, thevwill not
endorso Republican misdeeds. Let the'
despised 'Union-savers' rally to tho do.
fence of the Constitution, nominato can
didates for tho Legislature, as well as for
tho other offices, and tho pcoplo are ready
to conio to their support."
Shall wo havo Poaeo P
Tho present deplorable situation of our
country is truly alarming, and should ex
cito every man to notion who is capablo of
originating a single human reflection.
Notwithstanding our boasted intclligenro
as n pcoplo, says tho Cttarfitld liepubli'
can, no man can fail to seo that our wit-
..-tl.t I l t'lil .
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troubles, and that wo aro fast drifting into
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a tOUndlCSS SCft of confusion and anaf chy.
Do our pCOplo forget that this boasted in
tclligenco can do them no good as long at
they refuse to excrciso this advantage, thsy
possess by means of this intelligent I Do
they forget that virtue is not hereditary,
and that national folly often usurps tho
placo of national wisdom T
Wo assume that, setting asido n c:rtia
class of mad-caps and fanatics both North
and South, all tho rest of tho American
psoplo havo or had but a fow months ago
but ono national hopo and object, via
tho preservation of tho Union, tho Consti
tution, our present form of representative
government, anil tho perfect equality of
tho several States. That all theso bless
ings nro now in most imminent danger of
destruction, cannot bo denied. Havo our
public rulers mado uso of tho proper efforts
to avert this threatened ruin I Boforo s
nation takes up tho sword it is bound to
exert every effort to effect a peaceful set
tlement of tho matters in di.iputr. If it
fails to do so a just God will hold suoh
nation responsible for all the horrors of
tho war thus rashly commenced. Have
wo ns a nation exhausted all tho means at
our command to effect a peaceful settle
ment with tho Southern States! Were
thero not somo things left undone, that
should have been dono, to effoct a recon
ciliati on, before wo put on tho habiliment
of war ? Are tve now doing that which u
required of us as a God-fearing and God.
adoring people, to stay Oujlow of fraternal
Llo xl !
Wo aro aware that it will b answered,
that the Confederates " struck tho first
blow" that tho attack npon Fort Sumter
made the Secessionists tho aggressors, and
justiftcd ,1 roort to war on the part of the
federal government. Grant all this. Still
wo should remember that this blow, and
this insult, came not from a foreign nation
and government, but from mistaken and
niiguided members of our own household
children of the same parentage with us
and that whilst the parental rod of cor
rection may bo properly used, no feeling
of vengeance should bo harbored. Na
tions, like individual-!, should not disregard
tho lessons given us by our Divine Teacher
on this point.
Tho first great ohjoct of our government
should bo l'KACC. A government that
cannot live in peace with its citizens, or
which is unablo to give peace to them, U
worse than no government at all. We aro
thereforo for peace a peace that will be
' honorable and enduring. Or, hatisg no
confidonco in tho efforts now making t
conquer a peaco by the sword, wo aro iu
J favor of at least trying to negotiate pcae.
upon Miint terms it is poissiblo to ettcd a.
reconciliation, we shall not attempt to paint
out. It may bo impossible. Bnt beforo
we go further in this work of wido-apread
and universal destruction, lit m at Itatt
ascertain tits fact that reconciliation it
impossible.
It has been said that peace presents it
self in but two forms reconciliation, or,
separation. Tho former is what every
patriot mutt desiro. Wo doubt its possi
bility oven now ; but most inevitably a
continuance of tho war will render recon
ciliation still-mora impossible. Thcrsfor
every man who hopes for a reconciliation
and a reconstruction of tho now dissevered
Union should uso his influonco to effect a
cessation of hostilities until proper efforts
for reconciliation aro mado.
Who can sco ought elso bnt separation
inevitable and final in n further proso
cution of tho war ? This is now candidly
admitted by somo of tho leading journals
in tho advocacy of tho war, tho Chicago
homo organ of President Lincoln among
tho number; and that tho war must bo
further prosecuted in order to demonstrate
to tho world that tho South, in case ot
scparation, would be tho woakor party 1
Will tho pcoplo submit lo bo taxed, nnd
to have their posterity burdened with 6
national debt that will eat out their sub
stance for generations to come, for a pur
pose so unbecoming a christian nation !
If separation 7iiust come if thero is no
other escape for us in God's name let us
havo it without tho shedding of any moro
blood.
We know that to raiso our voice in bo
half of pcaco, is to incur tho denunciation
of tho " On to Richmond " brood of politico-military
quacks, and perhaps tho still
severer denunciation of that other class
whose watchword is "no compromiso with
rebels in arms." But we love our oountry
moro than wo hato thoso who seek to do
spiso it. Blcsiod with poaeo, a fow years
will euffico to rcstoro it ns tho greatest
powci on earth henco denunciation is
without any terrors. War is disunion i
War is final, eternal separation," said th
late Sonator Douglas. If so, why continuo
tbo war I A stato of pea?e cannot b'j
wors, and is not one-tenth part as ox
pensive. Those who opposo all efforts fus
poaeo should furnish the pooplo with some
good reason why tho war should bo con-,
tinued. Until this is dono thoso who nro
ontrustcd with tho administration of public
affairs must bo held responsible as well for
what is, as for what is not dono.