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EDITED BY LEVI l. TATE, rnornlETOR
Saturdayj August 23,1803.
The Preservation of tho Constitution,
Tiuc Restoration of the Union,
And the Suhiemaoy of the Laws,
PP LUZERNE COUNTY.
JUDGE OF THE SUPREME COURT,
WAIiTI.lt II. LOWRIE,
OF AIiIiEOHENY COUNTY.
K7" " I INTEND, FOR ONE, TO KEOARD AND
MAINTAIN. AND CARRY OUT, TO THE FULL
EST EXTENT, THE CONSTITUTION OF TUB UNI
TED STATES, Willed fMIAVE SWORN TO SUP
PORT IN ALL ITS PARTS AND ALL ITS PRO
VISIONS." DimiL Whiter.
W'CLING TO THE CONSTITUTION, AS THE
SHIPWRECKED MARINMl CLIN03 TO THE LAST
PLANK, WHENN10HT AND THE TEMPEST CLOSE
AROUND HlM."-J5an(eJ HUtttri
Democratic County Convention.
"Vf OTICE IB HEREBY GIVEN, THAT THE
X ' Democratic Elcctori In nnd for the teverol Dor
eushs and Election Ulttricta of Columbia County, will
meet at the respective places of holding aaid Election!,
ON SATURDAY, TUG BOTH DAY OF AUGUST,
Between the hours of 3 and 7 o'clock, P. M., of said
dty.furlhe purpose of choosing two Delegates from
each Election District to meet in COUNTY CONVEN
TION, at the Court House, in Dloomsburg
ON MONDAY, THE 3IST DAY OF AUGUST,
At one o'clock, P. M., of said day, for tho purpose of
making tho usual Democratic nominations, to bo sup
ported by the Electors of Columbia County at the en
suing General Election, and for the transaction of other
business pertaining to the interests of the Democratic
P"ty. ..JOHN O. FREEZE, Chairman
ALEXANDER MEARS, J. H. PANDERS.
VVM. G. OUICK, UEO. MACK,
SAMUEL EVERETT, IKaM DERR.
Democratic Standing Ccmmitlce.
Dloomsburg, August 15. 1803.
Hon. Charles A. Kline.
Wo notioo by tho popors of Old Berks,
that Ibo' namo of this excellent young
democrat, is again before tho people- for
re-nomination to tho Legislature. Mr.
Kline is one of tho most worthy gentle
men wo over met in publio position.
May he be triumphantly elected.
The Next Congress.
Tho New York Herall, says thero is
now a majority of six against iho Adminis
tration, and fourteen members still to be
elected, more than balf of whom will bo
m opposition. The Herald further says,
that Kentucky sends her whole nino mem-
bore to Congress against the Administra
tion. If this bo true, Gen. Burnsido's
military interference will bear no fruit.
But wo doubt it. The Herald is bad au
thority, with us, in any thing. There
will be no telling exactly how tho next
Congress, will stand until a test voto is
Candidates lor Senator-
Tho Domoeracy of tho Thirteen Dis
trict, composed of tho Counties of Snyder,
Northumberland, Montour and Columbia,
will nominate and elect a Democratic
Senator, vice Hon. F. Bound, who has
for tho last three years misrepresented over
threo thousand demooratic voters in this
Senatorial District. This County has a
candidate. Wo have heard of no one
named in either Montour or Snyder.
D. B. Montgomery, and J. Woods Brown,
of Northumberland county, are both cani-
dates. They are good men, well-tried and
Bound Democrats, each having in turn,
ably Represented Northumberland in the
Is It True ?
Gov. Curun, at the commencement of
the lost session of the Legislature, earn
estly rcccommondcd tho passago of a bill
making it a penal offence to pay laboring
men in store orders. Tho Legislature did
pais a bill for that purpose, which wc pub
lished some timo ago, when Ourtin's or
gan, the Telegraph, announced that ho
had sighed it. Shortly afterwards the
Telegraph declared tho Governor had not
signed it, and moreover would not. New
light had dawned upon- him, and to this
day tho "flciip" remains without tho Gov
ernor's sanction. In return for this, it is
said that the iron-masters of tho Stato,
who havo grown rich by that which Cur
tin a few months ago thought robbery,
wero in forco in Pittsburg, working for tho
Governor's re-nomination. Curtin has
promised them not to sign tho bill. Will
ho keep his word 1 or will he now, in tho
hopo of humbugging tho working men,
cheat tho iron inastors and sign it ? We'll
Mb. Vallandioham- Tho statement
of tho Buffalo Commercial Mdvertiser that
Mr. Yallandigham was turned put of tho
Clilton House is contradicted by tho pro
prietor of that hotel. The contradiction
was superfluous. N. Y. World.
Wo vry well know, that tho proprietor
of tho Clifton Homo, at Niagara Falls,
had never so treated Mr. Vallandigham.
Dr. Pee John, and all tho abolition tones
havo circulated tho baso slander. Not one
of them, including Palemon, will corroet
their wilful misrepresentation.
A good many years ago, says Prentioe,
we thought ono General Jaokson was too
many. Now w should liko to have a
couplo-ono to administer the government ,
and the pther to command our armies in
Sugurloaf Mass Mooting.
THE PEOPLE IN MOTION.
On Saturday afternoon last, a Demo
cratic Mass Moetlng, was held in tho
Grove, near Ezekiol Cola'a Hotol, in Sug
arloaf township, Columbia county. Liko
all tho Demooratio Meetings, called in
this county, it wan a great gatlioring of
the Pcoplo, animated by a determination
to maintain, untarnishod tho freo prin
ciples of Constitutional Liborty and Na
tional Demooraoy. Tho following wero
tho offiocra :
President.-JOHN McIIENRY, Esq.
Vice Presidents. Samuol Rhone, John
J. Stiles, Joseph Hess, J. F. Kile, W. E.
Roberts, J. B. Shultz, Andrew Hess, W.
A. Klino and V. B. Pctorman.
Scc'ysS. R, Klinc,tram Derr,E?q'rs.
Hon. Levi L. Tate, was called upon
tho stand, and delivered a long and strong
Constitutional Address. Ho met tho
issues of the campnign in a bold and fear
less manner, Every sentiment uttered
by tho speaker met the concurrent appro
bation of tho assembled throng. Speeches
woro also dclivcr'cdy Daniel McIIonry,
Eq.. Daniel Mott, (of Lycoming oounty,)
and John Mollcnry, tho venerable Presi
dent of tho Meeting.
A largo delegation of Democratic Ladies
wore present. Their attendance was com
plimentod by tho various Speakers. Sev
eral select and patriotio Songs wero sung,
after which tho thanks of tho company
wero voted tho Speakers and tho Meeting
adjourned with rounds of applouso for
"Woodward, Lowrio and Liberty."
JOHN McIIENRY, Sr. Pre't.
S. R. Kline, 7 ? ,
Troops at Elections.
The Philadelphia Ageot Tuesday last,
says, by tho 00th section ol the Act of
Assembly of tho State of Pennsylvania o
3d July, 1839, it is enacted that
"NO BODY OF TROOPS IN THE ARMY OF Tlin
UNITED STATES, OR OF TIHSCOMMONWCAI.TIl
SHALL 11 B PRESENT. EITHER ARV1EU OR UN
ARMED, AT ANY PLACE OF ELECTION WITHIN
THIS COMMONWEALTH, DURING THE TIME OF
In order that no excuao for want of
timo may bo alleged, wo now thus early in
advanco call on Governor Curtin that ho
decs to tho execution of this law in letter
and spirit, at the October elections. Wo
demand, in the namo of a Democraoy and
a State already outraged and insulted by
a denial of our Stato authority and a sup-, . J , . . . '
pression of its dignity, the rigid execution ( Kentucky,
of this law. All troops must bo absent, Somo of tho Abolition papers affect great
from places of election in this Stato on tho j0y over tho result of the election in Ken
13th of October next, or tho Domoeracy tUcky ; but the truth of the matter is they
will see, if tho Governor dare not, that aro only whistling to keep up their cour
tho laws of our Commonwealth aro not ago. Instead ol being a victory for tho
trampled down at Federal behest. It hud Administration, ii is an emphatic rebuke
better bo undsrstood thus early in tho day to it and its adherents. Tho Cincinnati
that the fareo of the Kentucky elections Commercial, a "Republican" paper, says,
cannot bo repeated in Pennsylvania that ''The campaign in Kontucky presetted
we aro determined to havo a Jree, fair and l"Q peculiar teature ot two Ucmocratic
onei election, according to the laws of tickcts bolh olaiminS t0 e loyal."
our own State and if tho Federal satraD Tho Louisville Journal, which suppor-
who now rules this Province of tho National
Government fails to do his duty in tho
matter, an outraged pcoplo will supply tho
The Philadelphia Bulletin (abolition)
seeks occasion to abuso Mr. Burr, tho cdi-
tor of a Democratic publication, The Old 0rn Domcoracy, as represented by Gov.
Guard, and occasionally a; speaker at Dem- Seymour. Every mcmbor of tho Union
ocratio meetings, because Mr. Burr was, at Staio Ticket stands squarely upon this
ono time, -a preachor, and in a snecrinjr Platforra "nd within the spheroofhis law
manner the Btdlelin prefixes Reverend to ' j.T" willcxccut0 ,he Platform to &
his namo, italicised. I ' - t i u i ., .i
TT ' , . Again, Juunjo Bramlctlo, tho new Gov-
How much more consistent and honor-1 . i 1 i
i . " ollor 'crnor elect, said in a recent speech :
able was it m Mr. Burr, to lay down tho I uw n i-
, , Jf tvu luu "Wc aro all agreed in opposition to tho
r Uuu uu pruijuauu io laiso up
politics; than to turn every pulpit which!
ho occupied into a rostrum, and overy con
gregation into a political meeting. What
rebuko has the Btdlelin to administer to
those preachers who aro.still filling tho pul
pit, and under the pretense of preaching
tho gospel, delivering abolition harangues;
and not only that, but descending to the
lowest depths of disunion and defense of
despotism, by going into the Loyal Lea
gue?, and disgracing themselves by pot
houso political discourses ?
No rebuko, because thoso men preach
abolition, and thereforo there is no sneer
and no italicised Jlevemed to their names ;
but the people seo and appreciate thoso
men and they fully understand their ob
ject. Tho timo is not far off when their
occupation will ceaso forever.
Address of the State Committee
Tho first address of tho Democratic
Stato Central Committee to the pcoplo of
Pennsylvania will be found in our columns
to day. It is a materly broduction from
Jiho pen of tho distinguished Chairman,
Col. Charles J. Biddlo, and will command
universal attention from its clearness and
strength, to say nothing of tho dignity and
moderation which pervades tho cntiro
document. It ought to be read by every i
citizen of out Commonwealth,
C6?" Tho Wyoming Demooratio Conven
tion, will bo held on Monday, 31st of Au
gust, at Tunkhannook.
The Montour Democratic Convention
was held on last Monday, at Danville.
Hon. John E, Ellis, was unanimously
ro-nominated for the Legislature. Wo are
informod that Hon. Paul Leidy, and Ad
am Gerringer, Esq., wero appointed Son
Tho Northumberland county Conven
tion, will bo held on Monday, the 31st
of August, at Sunbury,
Who woro tho Dlsunionistsl
Tho subjolnod programmo was inado out
by Helper, Author of tho "Impending
Crisis," 'a work that dono woro to pro
duce tho pending civil war than all other
publications combined nnd was endorsed
by SIXTY BLACK REPUBLICAN tow
grcssmcn, Democrats, tho supporters of this bloody
nrocramino cull you traitors, enemies of
your country, and enemies of your race,
wliilo they orcdit themselves with all that
constitutes a truo Republican. This fiend iro"' "1U ;
Helper, is now holding a fat offico, tho . ' publicans have been as unfor
., 1 ... , T. , ., . .. 1 tunato in the nomination of Judge Agnow
gift of Abraham Lincoln, President of tho nB j tliat of Gov Gllrlini IIo va a mom.
United States. bcr of tho Convention which framed the
Without furthor comment wo nivo you Constitution of 1838 : and his courso in
Wo unhesitatingly declare ourselves
in favor of tho linmcdiatc and uncondi-
tional Abolition of Slavcry.-Pc 20.
, , ...... .
" Wc cannot bo too hasty in carrying
out our ucsigns. vage yy.
" No man can bo
bo a truo patriot without
Abolitionist. Page 110.
first becoming an
K 1 .1 I. -1 .1 . 1.1.,
(that is, the Republican sigucrs and en-I
dorscrs) wage au exterminating war.
.1 . - -1 ' .
" Once and forever, at least so far as
this country is concerned, tho infernal
question oi slavery must bo disposed of.
A speedy and absoltito abolishment of tho
whole system is tho truo policy of tho South
and this is tho policy which wo proposo to
pcrsuo. Page 121.
" Slaveholders ! It is for you to decide
whethor wo aro to have justico peaceably
or by violence, for whatever conscquenco 1
may follow, wo aro determined to liavo it.
one way or tho othor. Page 128.
" Slaveholders arc nuisances, and it is
our iniporativo duty to abato nuisances;
wo pl-op'oso, thereforo, to exterminate sla
very, than which strychnine ilsolf is loss
a nuisanco. Page 130,
"Slaveholders arc more criminal than
common murderers. Page 140.
"All slaveholders aro under the shield
of a perpetual license to murder. Page
"It is our honest conviction that all tho
pro-slavery slaveholders, aro alono respon
sible for tho continuance of tho baneful
institution among us, deserve to bo at once
reduced to a parallel with tho basest crim
inals that lie fettered within tho cells of
our public prisons. Page 158.
"Wero it possible that tho whole num
ber (of slaveholders) could bo gathered
together and transferred into four equal
gangs of liconscd robbers, ruffians, thieves
and murelorcrs, society, wo feel assured,
would suffer loss from tho!
ir atrocities than.
(tcd tnc "ramletto ticket, (tho successful
ticket) says tliat "in tuc lat canvass thero
was not a solitary paper in tho stato but
oarnestly opposod tho administration."
It also speaks of tho principles of the Bram
letto party as follows ;
"The platform of the Union Demooraoy
suspension ot tho writ of Habeas Corpus,
the Conscription Bill, the Emancipation
Proclamation, tho Confiscation Bill and
tho arming of Negro Regiments. Wo all
desiro to get rid of them."
When principles such as tho above aro
triumphant, wo rojoice, no matter what
may bo tho namo of the party which holds
them. Tho Administration has been com
pletely routed in Kentucky not milita
rily but politically and so it will bo in
ovory Stato that votes in October next.
Insanity of Fanaticism.
The Doyelsto'wn Democrat attributes
tho following sentiments to an Abolitionist
of Buckingham township:
"I never want to see peace until every
negro slavo in the South is set free.
Such as aro in the army I want rowarded
by boing placed in possession of their
master's property. Every black man in
tho country should havo tho right to voto,
and if ths pcoplo seo fit to elect them, to
offico ; tho Declaration of Independence
doclared all men freo and equal. I would
prefer that rather than foil in this object
every man now in tho army should bo
Tho Democrat adds :
"Tho brute who uttered this is not in
thojiervico himself, nor any of his family.
Ho is in tho first olass, but if ho bo drafted
ho has 8300 to exempt him."
So it is wiih all tho blatant Abolition
'loyalists." They aro not in tho armyi
and they dotit intend to go. Their pa
triotism consists in their willingness to
seo everybody but themsolvos go and bo
killed, or maimed, or dio of oxposuro in
tho oauso not of tho Constitution, nor of
tho Union but of negro emancipation,
radioal supremacy, and a coutralizcd des
Puovosr Marshall Fry, douides what
is so aud so, in the draft law, just as if
ho was the Supremo Court,
AN UGLY CREORD.
The Abolition Candidate for Judge
of the Supreme Uourt in Favor of
Tho Uniontown Genius of Liberty ex
poses tho courso of Judgo Acinew in tho
Reform Convention on tho question of
negro suffrage It should deprive him of
tho voto of every man in tho Stato who
bcliovcs that our freo whito ancestors
fromod our institutions for freo white men
and tlioir descendants forever. Wo quoto
that body on the question of negro suffr
nrvn w-la annli na itmII Hnf ..
Cfjmmond uim to tho favor of
4lT( ,, ,, , , ., n ...
. " J"Z R nf!l l" lhc1.Con3l'tu,l1,on
,ol 17U0 it was a mooted question whether
colored men wero entitled to voto. In
some parts of tho Stato thoy were allowed
to exercise tho right) and in others it was
j denied them. In tho Convention of 183B
I nnlliwl in nvnrwl tl.n f1.t..ktl.. t!. il .....
I nnlliwl in n ... n ,1 .1 i1,n f.t..tti.. .' 1
proposed to put this question at rest by
nrttif.r.; t.!-- I 1 . !
vuuuiuk uiq cittiuvu irancuiso m wiiue
men only. With this view Mr. Martin, of
1'hiladclphia, on tho 23d of Juno, 1837,
offered the following proviso to 3d article :
"Provided, ulso, That tho rights of an
elector shall in no case extend to others
than freo whito malo citizens-"
'On this proviso tho yeas and nays were
called, and Judgo Aguew voted against it,
unu juugo uoouwaru, luo present Demo
cratio candidate for Governor, who was
also a momber of tho Convention, voted
fr The proviso was lost. f Debates,
VL 3 P"go 01.)
uti lf.o I7tn of January, 1838, Mr.
Martin ronowed his effort, by moving to
insert tho word ''white" among tho qual
ifications for voters. Upon this motion a
long aud able debato ensued, Judgo Wood
ward taking an active and leading part in
favor of tho motion and against negro suf
frage. On tho 20th of January a vote
was taken on tho motion, by yeas and
nays, and the word "whito" was inserted
in tho third articlo of tho Constitution,
Judge Agnow voting against it and Judgo
Woodward for it. (Debates, volumno 10,
To that motion, thus carried against the
opposition of Judge Agnow, we owo the
fact that negroes are not to-day voters in.
"An attempt was subsequently made to
continue mo rigut oi suilrago totuoso ncg
i roos who had beforo exercised it ; and for
tuis Judgo Agncw voted, on tho principle
luai n? a ioai is ueiter man no orcau, '
Judgo Woodward voted against it,
This is'the man for whom whito mon
are asked to vote. Had ho succeeded in
making negroes voters, his chances of elec
tion would now be pretty fair ; but as
white men are, through tho efforts of men,
liko Judgo Wood ward, alono invested with
tho invaluable right of suffrago, it is not
likely that Judgo Agnew will over reach
the Suprerqe Benoh.
"Wo eannot refrain from giving the
concluding paragraph of a powerful speech
mado in tho Convention by Judgo Wood
ward on this question of negro sulfrago :
'I am sure tho sober sense of our citizens
would bo outraged by a decision that
negroes are to vote, and this will be de
cided if you reject the amendincril. At
no stage of our history havo our people
been willing to give them this right, and
nowjet us not offend against nature, and
do violence to tho general feeling, by say
ing that in all timo to come they shall pos
sess it. Lot us nt reduce the iucstiraablo
right of suffrago to this degradation, lest
tho peoplo spurn it from them,as unworthy
any longer of their affections, but let us
preserve and bequeath it as we have in
herited it, and then posterity will hayo no
reproaches for our moraories."
Running the Blooka de. A conscript
just from Wilmington. N. C, reports that
within the past few days, seventeen large
steamers have arrived at that port, having
run the blockade, loaded with stores for
rebel army, amounting which were 00,000
English rifles, 100,000 army blankets,132,
000 ready-made uniforms, 23,000 cases
ready-made army shoes, 11 locomotives, 0
riflo cannon (heavy calibre,) five cargoes
of railroad iron, and skillful workmen ac
As clergymen aro made liable to mili
tary duty under the law, thero is a very
genorul wish that a rcgimont of them bo
raised in Pennsylvania for active duty on
the Potomac that portion of them, we
mean, who aro so fond of war and blood
shed, and whose falso preaohings contri
buted so much to tho present stato of
things in this country. Thoy could well
bo spared for a year or two, and we have
no doubt thoy would bo gratutously equip
ped in an hour after tho rcgimont was
formed, by thoso who have become satis
fied that fighting, rather than preaching,
is their forte.'
The abolition newspapors arc very much
troubled to think up something to say
agaiust Mrs Vallandigham. Ono day thoy
try to provo that thero is a kindly fcoling
between tho English people and that gent
leman, and on tho next they assort that ho
was driven away from tho Clifton Houso
becauso ho was held in suoh contempt with
tho Canadians, Vallandigham is an oyo
soro to the abolitionists, Don't thoy wish
ho was dead ! But ho will livo to bury
theso niggoritcs in a tomb from which
there will bo no resurrcotion.
State Elections. Threo States hold
their annual elections in Septombcr, as
follows : Vorraont, Tuesday, Sept. 1st j
California, Thursday, Sept. 3d, and
Moino, Monday, Sept. Mth Each of
them elect a Governor and a Legislature ;
Vermont and California elect members of
Proceedings of (ho Sullivan County
Tho Convention met at tho Court Houso
in Laportc, on Tuesday, August 4th, A.
D. 1803, when tho following porsons wero
elected officers of tho Convention :
President Hon. Richard Bedford.
Vico Presidents Hon. James Dccgan,
John G. Wright and Amos Little.
Tho delegates appeared, presented their
credentials and took their seats in tho
John W. Martin nominated Gcorgo D.
Jackson for Representative, and offered
tho following resolution in connection with
Resolved, That in his Legislative oourso
Hon. Georgo D, Jackson exhibited a spirit
ot honesty and industry that entitles nun
to our full confidence, and proved himself
to be, not a Rcprcsentivo ol Sullivan couu
ty only, but of tho entire district, and that
in presenting him as a cand'idato for re
election, wo bcliovo wo arc doing what the
other counties of this district, knowing his
abilities as a statcaman, will, by their
Conventions, fully approvo and endorse
On motion, tho nomination and resolu
tions were unanimously passed.
Tho following resolution wa then of
fered by Miohacl Moylcrt and unanimous'
ly adopted :
llcsolved, That wo fully approve and
endorse tho courso pursued in the iiegis
laturc by Hon. John G. Ellis, ono of our
members during its last session ; that wo
rccognizo in him a man whom tho Demo
craoy of Sullivan county can cordially
On motion of Michael Moylert, sccotnl
cd by Hon. James Docgau, Walter Spcn
ccr was unanimously nominated for tho
offico of Treasurer.
On motion, a committco of threo were
appointed by the President to prepare and
report resolutions to this Convention.
Michael Moylert, B. R, Jackson and Jas
Decgan woro appointed said committee.
Griffith Philips nominated Robort Tay
lor lor Commissioner, who withdrew pro
vious to thefrpto being taken, whereupon
Joseph Robins nominated John Kccler, of
Davidson, which nomination was mado
Thos. Mcs'sersmith was unanimously
nominated for Auditor.
Michael Moylert, chirman of tho com
mittee on resolutions, reported tho follow
Resolved, That wo fully approve of the
resolutions on the "state of tho country,"
passed by-the House of Representatives on
the 13th ot April, 1803, and endorso the
platform of tho Democratic Stato Convcn-
tion held at Harrisburg, on the 17th of
Resolved, That Sullivan county will roll
up her full voto for Hon. Geotge W.
Woodward, fqr.Govemor, and Walter II
Lowrie, for Judgo, of the Supremo Court.
Resolved, That tho nominees of this
Convention being nominated unanimously,
cannot fail to receive as they deserve, the
united support of tho Democracy of the
county and the District.
On motion of John W. Martin, Michael
Moylcrt and Hon. Jas. Deegan were ap
pointed Representative conferees with pow
er of substitution.
Hon. Gcorgo D. Jackson being called
upon made a stirring and eloquent ad
dress to tho Convention.
Hon. Richard Bedford, after repeated
calls, made a few remarks in his usual
sound and happy manner, and stirring ap
peal to the Democraoy to stand firm and
support tho nominees of this Convention.
An Examine not Imitated. When
General Washington delivered up his
commission to Congress, then sitting at
Annapolis, Gen, Miflljn, tho President, in
the courso of tho eloquent remarks he
addressed to tho returning hero, said :
''You havo conducted tho great milita
ry contest with wisdom and fortitude in-
j variably regarding tho rights of the civil
power, through all disasters and changes-"
Tho term "National Unity," is inten
ded to obliterate "State right" and pro
paio tho way for monarch.
The drafted men of this State will bo
. sent to rendezvous as follows : Bradford,
Wyoming, Sullivan, Union, Juniata, Cum
berland, Perry, Franklin, Bedford, Cam
bria, Huntingdon, Centre, Lycoming,Pot
ter, Columbia, Montour, Northumberland,
Snyder, Dauphin, York, Adams, Fulton,
Somerset, Blair, Mifllin, Clinton & Tioga,
all will be sent to Carlisle. All cast of
theso counties will bo scut to Philadelphia;
, all west of them to Pittsburg.
fiSrRccont developments show thai tho
draft to be mado in tho Stato of New York
was iutended to bo a nico trap to catch
copperheads and exempt tho black snakes.
In Democratic districts about three-tenths
of tho voters were to havo been drafted,
whilo in Republican districts but about one
tenth were to be taken. A long letter from
Gov. Seymour to tho President, relating to
this as well as other points, is published,
with the reply, Lincoln admits somo of
tho points to bo well taken, ovades others,
and givos partial assurance that justice will
The abolitionists said that when thoy
got hold of tho reigns of government thoy
would oarry it baok to tho days of the
fathers. Their fathers wero thoso who, in
tho timo of tho revolution', opposed tho
oolonists in their efforts to establish tho
now government, and who persecuted tho
American peoplo, under authority of tho
King. They havo succeeded in carrying
it. . i t i. i 1 . i i
me goveruuiBuioacK to wn it was unaer i
King George. '
The Charges against Judge Woodward,
Tho character of Judgo Woodward
stands so high, nnd his record so clear,
t tho malignant ingenuity of Gov. Our
tin's special organ can ivont but two char
ges against him, both of which nro easily
Tho first charge, is that as a member
of tho Reform Convention of 1837-38, he
proposed to deprivo Foreigners of the
right of suffrage. Tho fact of tho oaso is
that he merely resorted to tho parliamen
tary tactics allowablo on such occasions,
to defeat a 2roposilioti of that character
mado by a mcmbor of tho Convention from
Ohcstor oounty. On a subsequent occas
ion during tho long discussion of tho
amendment confining tho elective franohiso
to whito freemen, when an Abolition mem
ber from Philadelphia, named Earlc,
charged Juilgo Woodward with having off
ercd and advocated a resolution to cxcludo
foreigners from voting and holding office ;
tho latter repudiated' tho idea in following
words, which can be found in vol. 10,page
34, of the Debates of tho Convention :
"Mr. Woodward explained, that he did
not wish to bo slandered by any reporter
or misrepresented by any member on this
floor, and ho would not allow any gentle
men to iinnuto measures and sentiments to
him which did not belong to him. Ik
saitf hc never did nramse to exclude the
Ifonizncrs now m the country, j mm jvmi-
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ICUi privueats. nui mum ivhv outoh,
any time hereafter come to the cojtntry.
IIo presumed that tho gentleman, (ur.
Earlo,) alluded to ammodmcnl ufforcd by
him in Convention at Harrisburg, which
proposed nothing moro than an inquiry
into tho expediency of preventing foreigu-
ors. who should arrive in the country altor
1841, fioni' voting and holding office. That
was an amendment to the proposition
made by tho gentleman from Chester (Mr.
Thomas.') susrucstine an inquiry into tho
cxnedicnov ol excluding lorcicuors alto-
nether from our soii ; and the amount of it
was to civo tho proposed inquiry a differ
ont direction from that nronosed by tho
rrcntloman from Chester. The proposition
of the nentlcman from Chester bcinn with
drawn, Mr, Woodward explained, that he
withdrew his amendment.
That is the whole story. Juilgo Wood
ward, by a common parliamentary man
ccuvrc, defeated a proposition to exclude
foreigners from this Statu,by an amendment
proposing an inquiry iuto a kindred subject,
His amendment lorccd the oricnai mover
to withdraw his proposition, and tho sub
jeet was not again agitated in the Convim
j Upon this narrow ground the organ of
Gov. Cuitin has tho supremo impudence
to ask citizens of foreign birth to turn their
backs upon Judgo Woodward, the life
long advocate of equal political rights and
I privileges, and to vote for Andrew G.
Curtin, who was one of tho leaders of the
bigoted and proscriptivc order of Know
Nothings. Arc Gov. Curtin's friends so
foolish as to suppose that the people can
forget that he wa an active Know Notli
iug'duriug the short and inglorious life
time of that eontcmptable organization ?
That lie was Sotrctary of the Common
wcaltlf uuder the administration of Gov.
Pollock ? That ho was a candidate for
U. S. Senator beforo tho Know Nothing
caucus at the scseiou of 1655, and the
principal rival of Simon Cameron for tho
honor of representing the principles of
Know Nothiugism in the councils of tho
Nation ? Surely Gov. Curtin's friends
cannot hope tliat citizens of foreign birth
havo forgotten theso recent facts in his
history, or bclivo that they can be so ut
terly lost to self respect as to vote for a
candidate who assisted in marshaling tho
bigoted host that a few bhort years ago
sought their disfranchisement and abase
mcnt. When Governor Curtin was a leador in
tho Know Nothing organization and a
mcmbor of tho only Know Nothing admin
istration that ever disgraced our State,
Judgo Woodward was in tho ranks of tho
Demooraoy, combating that odious heresy.
We need not go to the mutty records of
the past for this fact. It is open aud pat
ent to evory man hose memory raches
back to the year 18 51. If Judge Wood,
ward had been at heart a Know Nothing
as his enemies now aisdrt why did he not
embrace tho oppoitunity which this or
ganization afforded of carrying out his
principles ? Why, on tho contrary did
he opposo this order when Gov. Curtin
favored it, and why contribute to its final
Tho second charge against Judgo Wood
ward is that he concurred in tho opinion
of tho Supremo Court disfranehisising the
soldier. It is not truo that the soldier is
disfranchised. Ho can exorciso, tho right
of suffrago whenever ho appears liko any
other citizen at the ballot box in tho dis
trict of his residence. Hut tho Constilu
tion prevents him from voting whon he is
absent from tho Stato precisely as it pre
vents every other citizen from voting un
der liko circumstances. Judgo Woodward
merely declared such to bo the proper
construction of tho Constitution, and his
opinion received the concurrence of John
M. Road, tho only Republican Judgo on
tho Bjnoh, as it docs of every lawyer in
tho Stato whoso opinion is worth having
Tho Republicans reaped all tho advanta
ges of this decision, which gave their can
didato tho profitable offico of sheriff of
Philadelphia, whoso official patronage now
serves to keep several Rcpublioan news-
papers in Philadelphia abovo water.
Disfranchising the soldier, 'indeed !
Theso Republicans arc very anxious for
the poor Boldtcr so long as they can com
pol him to voto tho Abolition tiokot, but
ct hi in dnro to oxorciso his own judgement
and off goes his head. Witness tho oaso
of Lieutenant Edgarly of Now Hampshire
who was cummarily dtsmissod tho scrvlca
by that superlative old granny, Adjutant
Goiicral Thomas for tho criino of voting
tho "Loppchcad tioJcct nlnoli ticket ic.
coived moro votes than tho Abolition tick
et which Licutenatt Edgarly wis ordered
to voto, but u id ii t. Such is Abolition
solicitude for tho soldier I When they
can uso him like a slave, he rocioves thuir
most profuud sympathy ; but when ho
dares to think for himself ho is kicked out
of tho service by somo insolent superior
whoso record is stained by manifold mal
Wo take tho liberty of respectfully ad-
vising Uovernor Uurtiu to give up tho
business of mgratatlng himself with citi
zens of foreign birth, as a bad job, It
won t pay for him, Thoy arc not quite
so groan as to swallow nn oh: Know Noth
ing. IIo had better turn his attention ex
clusively to "American citizens of African
descent" with whom ho will meet with
much better success,
Ovaliou of Ex-I'rcsitlcnt Buchanan.
On Saturday last a dinner was given to
Hon. James Buchanan, at the Bedford
Hotel, and tho peoplo of this neighbor
hood called upon the Ex-Prcsidcnt in largo
numbers, to pay their respects to ono whom
thoy now honor moro than over, seeing
that if his political views had continued to
prevail in tho administration of the Gov
ernment, wc could not have had tho pres
ent civil war, and Disunion would long
since have died for want of nurishmcnt.
In tho afternoon a number of the ladies
called upon Ex-president. Altogether, it
was a delightful re-union of old friends,
and wc believe was ono of tho largest and
most successful receptions ever given in
this plaeo to any public man.
Near dusk, tho infantry on the right
having been engaged sinca 0 P. M., tho
Division of Gen. Early, of EwclJ's Corps,
eight thousand strong, charged upon tho
batteries on Cemetery Hill, with tho de
termination to carry the position or dio
in the attempt. As thoy came down the
opposite slope through u wheat field tho
"rod anil whito'' rag of rebellion could
plainley bo sec, aud quicker than thought
itself every gun that eouhl be brought to
bear was opened upon the line.--. Still, on
they come. Soon thoy eamo and entered
the battery and actually had po.-session
of tho two left guus or the battery. A
scecish Lieutenant was just grasping tho
battery colors when the bearer .shut hi'ii
through the heart wiih a revolver, receiv
ing a ball in his own tho next iustant.
Tho colors were instantly seized by Lieut
Broekway, and the .-taff shot away btlor
his hand. The Lieutenant, discovered o
rebel demanding the surrender of ouo o!
his Sorgeauts, struck him iu tho head with
a stone, completely flooring him. Noth
ing daunted, "Johnic Rob." jumped up
aud called upon both to surrender, wIicl
tho Sergeant seized his own musket una
shot him. Just at this moment tho gallant
Gen. Carroll, commanding the llh anc'
8th Ohio, 7th Virginia and 14th Indian
Regimonts, came through our battery, ana
joined in the fight with his Brigade, turned
the tide the attack was repulsed and tho
hill was still safo. During thii part of tho
day Capt. Withcroll of Marietta, was bhot
through tho hand with a Minnie ball.
Until 01 o'clock the fight was incessant,
ceasing quite abruptly and leaving our
lines still firm and intact.
Toledo (O.) Blade.
JCSylmmsdiatcly after tho battle of Get
tysburg, Mr, Stable, editor of the Getlys
Compiler, flung to tho breeze a beautiful
flag in honor of tho success of General
Meade. Its stairy folds had scarcely been
kissed by the wiuds of Heaven, when a
couple of siicakingjcowardly, black baclu
Abolitionists, tore it from its place aud
trampled it in tho dust, afterwards gath
ering it up and tearing in into shreds. It
has been several weeks now since tho oc
currenSo took place, aud wo have not seen
a single abolition voter denouueo tho act.
At Joraeytown Parsonage, on tho ldtl.
inst., by Rev. A, llartinan, Mr. John W
Watts, to Miss Mauoaiiet J. Cou:,botL
On tho 18th inst., at tho residence c
tho brides father, by J, K.;Bruglur, Esq
Mr. E B. Biioweu, of Bloomsburg, an .
Miss Sauah E., daughter of Wm. Rot.
Esq., of Grcon wood.
On tho 13th inst , by Rev. W. Gon-'.
rich, Mr. Isaac Kline, of MountploasatJ ' ,
to Miss Sarah Kitchen, of Grccnwoc "
At Bloomsburg, on the 18th init., I,
Rev. I). J. Waller, Mr. John Mason,
Bloomsburg, to Nancy MoMiciiael,
In Greenwood on tho 17th inst., Oi.i
vehRoiiuins, aged 23 yean.
In Washington, D. 0. on Thursday,
August Oth, 1803, Miss Helen A., daugh
ter of Wario and Mary L. Miller, (form
erly oi isorwieKj aged w years.
Iu Brmrercok, on Saturday 8th inst,.
Saljnda Deupa, daughter of 'Adam and
Sarah Suit, ngr'd 2 years, 15 months and