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THE RAfTSUAH'Si JQ5BIAI.
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' ,-..,, , Tuesday, June 27, 1854. .'. '
WHIG STATE NOMINATIONS:'
-FOB GOVERNOR, t - . . , .
Hop. James Pollock,' of Northumberland County.
? -: 1 TOR CAS AL COMMI89IOXER,
Roa, George Darsie, of Allegheny County. ,
.tiji: - . y(iR ! SrPHEMS JUDGE, ' '-'.
- :IIon. Daniel H. Smyser, of .Adam3 County ,
.OE, W. Cabr, isugeht for this payor inThila.
Evans' LuilJing, Nor. AA'est cor. Third and Walnut
Streets. ' '" ' ' "' .
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pear to . understand, in what manner or by whom,
tho Journal is published It is owned by a. Joint
Stock Company, of which TLBctcher Swor-E, 'Esj.
fa the .Agent,1 and for whom Bexavix Jon'es is
" publisher. Wo hope that this explanation will be
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- r. ., -; OSGAKIZE. - ' '-'
.j If wo desiro to succeed in the- approaching elec
tion, and give a rebuke euch as they deserve to
the administrations at Washington and Harrixburg,
it is ample time to commence to sow the seed, from
which we expect to reap tho harvest. Tho "Whigs
in the diffcrcrt townships, should organize,' and
- prepare for battle. Let them give Got." Bigler,
such a demonstration in his own home, as shall re
buke his miserable non-committalism, which has
disgusted his friends, and exposed him to the con
tempt of his enemies. Let them endorse tho hon
est, manly frankness of our candidate, who openly
meots all the issues of the campaign, and whoso
noble independence, call3 for the respect of both
friends and foes. ' '
" With anything like an organiiation, Pollock
will bo elected by an overwhelming majority, lie
is a noble loader, who will enter the contest with
his whole soul, and use every honorable exertion
to promote the success of the glorious principles of
our party. In his own language ho "will labor to
deserve success," and if the whigs stand by him,
'i and follow him into tho thickest of the battle, Gov.
$ Bigler, will be burried in a political grave, next
- October, so deep that "plummet line can never
uound his tomb. - '" " ' "
. Gov. Bigler at Home.
We have been frequently asked by persons in
other parts of the State, whether Gov. Bigler will
run as Iare a vote at the ensuing election, in his
own County, as he did threo years ago? - If our
own information, which we hare obtained from
the most authentic sources, can be relied upon, we
may safely answer that he will not. The feeling
of dissatisfaction that prevails all over the State
'exists also in Clearfield, and will tell at the ballot
box, a mournful tale to the friends of an adminis
tration whose acts have been so utterly inconsis
tent, and whoso political wire working ha3 been so
absolutely disgusting, A3 that of Gov. Bigler.
From the time of the appointment of Judge
Campbell, after he had been rejected by the Dem
ocrats themselves, up to the present, that feeling
has been increasing and taking deeper root in the.
ruinds of the people of Clearfield. . They were not
top blind to sec the object of such an appointment;
they were not too ignorant to knew that it was
contrary to the popular will. Nor have they been
so utterly devoid of sensibility as not to feel the
fad consequences so plainly written, "that ho
who rung may read "
I Wc have naught to say personally against Gov.
Bigler. We are not acquainted with his private
history, nor if we were .would wc desire to bring
it into the contest, whatever it might be. AVe have
o doubt he is a gentleman, in every sense of the
word, and should bo sorry to say aught to tho contrary.-
We know and seo nothing but his public
acts, and official conduct. These, it is the unalien
able right of every freeman to review and criticise
and no Democrat, whether his friend or foe, ' can
find fault with u3 for doing so. It i3 not to be dis
guised that these acts have been unsatisfactory to
a largo number of his former supporters in Clear
f field County. His admistration has failed to full-
fill their reasosablo expectations, and like thou-i
sands of their fellow-citizens in the Commonwealth;
they will express their disapprobation at the polls.
In 1851, ho ran some two hundred- votes ahead
of his ticket in thi3 county, but his warmest friends
cannot anticipate an approach to Mich a result,' at
the ensuing election. Should he run jmtkiti that
much of the usual locofoco majority in this county
he will be eminently successful. But, it is a ques
tion, that the ballot box only can answer,, whether
he will have a majority at all. From the present
aspect of affairs, we think the5 Democratic party
ought not to be astonished if they, should lose
Clearfield County. , " " ,
; ppThe Featyvanian recommends us . to "tie
V p,7 as our Taft is headed up stream en the other
' side of politics, and thinks.our oar cannot savo us
dearly" ifitrong current setting in , against U3.
- )T fi - a.T . "nrTT ji3 like the fellow who run hi
craft up the MushanoW he don't know exactly
which way he s going. Afcccan inform him as we
were coming down the dayVier the' Philadelphia
election, we met his arl, going up Bait River most
luutifallv. his riilot singing "Jordait is a hard
rad to travel." , ; ;. . '. .:
" 15? The Borough It cm, will accept our thanksj
and we hope its already wide circulation may he
profitably increased.- It is the spiciest little daily
printed in the Stato and deserves a' liberal share
of patronage. Published' at Uarrisburg for $4.00
Tus .Yankee Privatee. We are: under obli
gat ions to the editor of .theV Yankee Privateer'
for sending us the four last numbers of bis excel
lent paper. It is one'.of the best weekly journals
in tbe countrv. Published at Boston": price $2,00
-pr year. ,. ...... .: -. '; -:- " : - f".
!l 0We have received aPatcnt Medicine Adver
tisement. iWe ljav simply to eay that they can
not appear in vr paper aty prko.
-vvV. . The ITewg. , . .... : "., . -
Sir .Charles Napier's licet, bombarded Oustasvar
nas oq the 26th without effect, and another attack
was intended on tie 2"Jth. The same fleet has al
so bombarded and destroyed the advance; works
of Ilongo on the Baltic. The main fortifications
were shortly to be:attackcd. . Sebastopol was still
blockaded by thaallicd fleets, and Sillistria held
out against the Ku3sians. The latter had lost
1500 men in an attack on the fortress of Abdul
Medjid. It is reported thot King Otho hae ac
cepted theultimatum of the allies. Napleshasdc
clarcd its neutrality, and the adhesion of the Ger.
man Powers to the Ausiro-Prussian treaty has beon
secured. Russia has concluded a treaty with Kiva.
Tho Russians before Sillistria have been driven
back fonr times," with loss. - 'Notwithstanding the
blockade, of Sebastopol, a Russian frigate made
her wcy out of the harbor, and captured a British
merchantman. Ecing discovered, she cut her
prizo adrift, and made her way back safoly: . . ,
I he ashington Union states that tho difficul
ties between this government aud Spain arc not
adjusted, and that the policy of the American Ad
ministration, remains unchanged. -": " -
'' The Irish population of New' York City, accord
ing to the New York Time3, are entering into se
cret societies, have military organizations, and
hoW regular meetings for drill. ; . . "
.We learn by tho late arrival from California that
Walker's fillibustcr foroc had been disbanded, and
the parties comprising it had surrendered them
selves! prisoners, and arrived at San ' Francisco in
charge of the U.S. authorities. They were releas
ed on parole. ' The California Legislature haii ad
journed sine die.- Mr. Dillon, the French Consul
who was arrested on the 6th of May charged with
a violation of tho neutrality laws of tho United
States was admitted to bail in the sum of $10,000.
There y?cr&Jift-ttree deaths, from Cholera in
New York, during the week ending the 7th injt.
On Saturday morning at Richmond, Va. a slave
engaged at the gas works in that city deliberately
went to work to blow up the whole building by ig
niting the gas issuing from one of the pipes, which
he openod. A tremendous explosion took place,
which dashed him against one of tho walls of the
building, killing him instantly, and knocking
down a large portion of. the wail, and : otherwise
injuring the house. Tho explosion would have
been more severe had all tho retorts, eight in num
bcr, instead of the two, exploded. The slave was
an ingenious blacksmith, and had lately been sold
for $1700. It is supposed he committed the act in
revenge for being sold: ' ' . ' 1
Mayor-Conrao has issued a Proclamation, to en
force the Sabbath laws, by closing -all the taverns
and drinking houses on that day. lie has refusod
to appoint any but American citizens to office, and
is determine! to have a well organized America
police. ;. :
The St. Loui3 Republican has' a letter from one
J. James, dated Long Fork of Platte River, June
2d, giving an account of an attack by Indians on a
party of emigrants three days before. The emi
grants were from Missouri, had two wagons, 2,000
sheep, and a number of horses, and were comman
ded by Mr. Cooper, who owned the property. Tho
Indians shbt down the animals which wore at-j
tached to the wagons, killed onu of tho men, and
compelled tho rest to fly, leaving the property be- i
hind. The party with whom Mr. James was, were
preparing to pursue the Indians.
' The steamship Canada has arrived at Halifax
with one weeks later news from Europe:
Political events of great importance are daily
transpiring all over Europe. An important move
ment is goin-. on bet ween Austria and Prussia,
which will have a great bearing on the result of
the Eastern question. A change had taken place
in the British Cabinet, which it was thought. would
lead to a vigorous war. Lord John Russell had
been appointed President of. the Council.. The
Duke of New Castle was chosen Minister of War,
and Lord George Grey, Colonial Secretary.
The war news generally i3 of an unimportant
character. Several skimiches had taken place.
Everything at the latest accounts secmel to centre
onSilistria. Marshal St. Arnaud had dispatched
a heavy force to the assistance of Silistria, and it
was expected it would reach that point about the
11th of Juue Much anxiety was felt to know wheth.
er Siliitria could hold :Out until the reinforce
ments reached there- . . .
A letter from Constantinople states that an ar
rangement concerning the part that Scrvia is to
enact, was definitely agreed to between that power
and the Turkish Divan.' Tho Austrtan Ambassa
dor at Constantinople, in furtherance of this ar
rangement gaarantcc3 that the Servian Territory
shall be respected so long as the symptoms for call
ing for tho prompt intervention of Austria do not
occur. . i ''. '.:
Tho Servian militia to the number of about 9rt,-
000 men, are to be put under arms, to be called in
to service as theemergency may roquirc-
. The latest advices from China aro important.
The imperialists had made a violent attack on the
foreign settlements at Shanghaie: but were repuls
sed by the American and English forces, who
stormed and destroyed the Imperialist camp. .
The English and Americans had two killed and
twelve wounded in the conflict. The loss of the
Imperialists is not known, but is presumed to be
At the latest dates all was quiet. -
The American and British forces consisted of vol
unteers from the various merchant vessels of both
nations in the port, who hastily organized for the
defence of their factories. '
Among the wounded of thr volunteers was Capt.
Pearson, of tho American clipper ship, Roso Stan
dish. , . , .
The attack and rcpuleo took place on the 11th of
April, and on the 12th all was reported quiet,. . . .
A report has reached us that Orr, better known
as the "Angel Gabriel" while preaching to the Cit
izens of Lawrence, Mass., 'was shot . by a man in
the crowd. The man was imuicdiataly seized
by the mob, taken to a tree, and then hung until
he 'was dead. ; : - ' '
.'i A Kebuke. Trouble in the Camp.-
, In the Democratic Convention, of Westmorland
county, the very stronghold of locofocoism, the fol
lowing resolution was introduced and vot&l do ton
on a call of the yeas and nays, by a vote of 15 to 12
Resolved, That we have full confidence in the
State Administration, and will yield to Gov. 'Big
ler our cordial ana hearty support. ... ' .
Can any . better evidence than this bo dosircd to
prove that tho Democratic party has lost, all con
fidence in the State Administration?,. It must be
plain that Gov.Bigler does .not possess the con
fidence of his own party, aud under such circum
stances tho best man on earth, could not be elected.
VThe house divided against itself must fall,'N and
its just about time thai it should- , ,
' 13?" The PhU t . Ke.irister has been changed from
a morning to an evening paper. It is ono of the
most excellent dailies published in the City. --
; A Eailroad Its Practicability. '
It seems to be conceded by all those who have
given their attention to the matter, that the route
for a railroad from Tyrone to Erie, by way of
Emigh's Gap in the Allegheny Mountains, is not
only practicable, but crosses tho mountain at a
much lower elevation than any other line, either
proposed or in practical operation. It is likewise
tho shortcst'routc,"'and can be constructed at less
expense. It is som fifty miles shortcr.than the
Sunbury and Erie Road, and it uses the largest
portion of tho way, lines already constructed. '
There are few railroads in the country that pos
sess natural advantages, equal to those that would
be opened tip by this i line". ." Paseing through a
country, not only abounding in vast stores of min-'
eral wealthy but the only great pine lumbering re
gion ia tho State, the whole road must in the very
nature of things become the scat of a large manu
facturing interest, as well as the channel of an ex
tensive commerce. Thu3 its local trade assumes
an immense importance from the large quantities
of coal that must ot necessity pass over it, while
the superiority of the article will always secure for
it a ready market, so that there will be no doubt
the demand will always be equal to the capacities
of the road- ., ;
' Its importance to Clearfield county can scarcely
be estimated. While, so far as our trade in lum
ber is concerned, a railroad can never supersede
tho use of tho river, it will yet open up a way for
those owners too far from the river to be benefitted
by it, to get theirlutnber to market. It will thus
increase the demand for labor, while it will cheap
en goods and espacially provisions, by increasing
the facilities for bringing them into the country.
It will also open up. a market that can never be
overstocked for the immense qualities of coal and
iron now lying useless and valueless entombed in'
our hills. . ,
We have within U3 all theclements of a great
manufacturing county, and the benefits that murt
result from calling all these inactive sources1 of
wealth into active operation can scarcely be con
ceived. The fear that the conduction of a rail
road, will injure the business of our mechanics
and laboring men, is wholly witfiout foundation.
Clearfield differs from almost every other portion
of the State in this respect. The great business of
our county is lumbering, upon which a railroad,
can effect no alteration. The same number of men
and horses, the same amount of labor, and tho
same quantity of clothes and provisions will be
required to get out tho lumber, then, as now.
And though a railroad may. perhaps, bring down
the prices of some of our manufactured articles, it
will also proportionably cheapen the material, the
provisions, and every thing else mechanics are re
quired to use, while it will lower their taxes, and
increase the population, thus increasing tho de
mand for their articles. It is to the mechanic, the
farmer, and the laboring man that it will prove
of greatest importance, and it is the prosperity of
this class of the community that increases the hap
piness, wealth, and comfort of the whole. It is
from-them that others must obtain their livelihood,
and upon them they must depend fur all they can
expect to receive And it is for them and their in
terests, with which our own are identified, that we
ardently hopo tho time is not far distant, when the
shrill shriek of the iron horso, the axeman's cheer
ful song.and the plough-boy's merry whistle, Ehall
all combine to enliven our forests, and cheer our
groves. ''.' " ' ' i
Probable :War with Spain. .
From tho present appearance of our relations
with Spain, it would seem that President Pierco
has fully determined on the conquest of Cuba, as
the great and signal act of his administration. The
"Washiaglon Union ' the organ of the Adminis
tration, says "we arc free to state in terms so em
phatic and unequivocal as to idmit of no misinter
pretation that if ample satisfaction is not allow
ed for the seizure of the Black Warrior, wo shall
advocate an immediate blockade of the island'
Thus to retrieve its fallen fortunes, and re-rain it3
lost strength the administration, seeks to involve
the country in a warupon a feeble neighbor, sim
ply to dispoil her of her territory, and bring more
slave States into the Union. 3ut tha hfioic Frcs-
idenf will find that brave, warlike, ar.d patriotic
as our people may be, thy regard the mission of
their country as one of peace, and that they will
never consent to pour forth tho blood and treasure
of the nation to extend the area of slavery, or to
gratify the wanton ambition of the power3 that
be." , -. '
, Our people will never sanction an attack on Cu
ba, until ell negotiation shall fail, and that nego
tiation, too, carried on through some other thau
the present Minister, whose hot blocd has alreadv
sufficiently disgraced the American Embassy. We
want some ono else at the Court of Spain than a
duellist and a "fillibustcr."
A war of aggression and conquest upon a fecblo
neighbor, brought about by the cxageration of cir
cumstances that might bo settled by conciliation,
is contrary to tho sentiment atid feeling of a free
people: Experience ha3 taught ui? that the sword
is not tho arbiter fot thought, and wo have lone
since ; learned too highly to prizo human life,
lightly to sport with it. The hour is passed, we
hope too, passed forever, when tho strength or glo
ry of a Republic, 13 to bo determined bv the num
ber of its soldiers, or its power of its concentrated
To our Brethren of the Press
We desire to return our heart felt thanks for the
many courteous and flattering notices wo havo re
ceived from our brethren of the Press, and shall la
bour to deserve them. While it may seem egotis
tical to give them a place in our paper, we yet foci
that it is due to those by whom they wero given, as an
evidence that we appreciate their kindness and
good will. The following aro a few of tho opinions
expressed of our paper.
t "Toe Raftsman's Journal." The first number
01 a weckely, bearing tho above name, has reached
us, from Clearfield, in this State. Its politics aro
Whig. The editor writes a: jrood article and evi
dently has taste and judgement enough to make a
hrst rate paper. Wo wish him abundant success.
Pkila. Evening Register. '
' ThrRaftsmaVs Journal is the titlo of a new
weekely paper published in Clearfield, Pa; Whig
in pontics : neat in appearance, and cleverly edited.
The Joum-nl has our best wishes for its future pros
perity. Daily Suit. . ' . - . ' ' . .
. Tub Raftsman's Journal" is the title of a new
paper just commenced at Clearfield, Pa., With a
better quality of paper the "Raftsman" would bo
one ot the . neatest papers in tho btate. Hunt.
Globe.i . : v , ; j v . - -. - . . .1 . . - . , . :
The Raftsman's Jourxal. We have received
the first number of a new whig paper, with, the
aoove title, puonsnea in laearhcia. lnc appear
ance of the paper is very neat, editorials spicy,
and it looks as though it was bound to succeed.
Published by Ben Jones, at one dollar a year.
' ' Borough, Item. '
C3?The draftsman's Journal" is tho title of a
new Whijr paper published in Clearfield, Clearfield
county. -Pa., by Bb.vj. Jones, Esq., and bids fair to
do good ecrvioc in that county during the present
campaign. It is handsomely printed, and deserves
the aid and encouragement of the citizens of Clear
V3F Col. Eentoa is a candidate' for the ..Presides-
cy. ' . , -: ., .
- Delicious Mrs. Dunlap's Ice-cream, those warm
eveaings. Call and try it. ; . . ' ... v .'
- W Thero are about 500.000 "Know Nothings"
Spiritual Manifestations. Tho pimples on a
' Thirty -thousand men arc employed on iron
castings in the United States.
" Ctfngrcsi busy giving lessons; ia blaguardism.
No legislation of any kind. 1 ( ': L '
r Loo&iug Upova town..,. Wo have a prospect of
obtaining both a Railroad and a Bank.
13 A newspaper is tbe cheapest and be3t book
a man can have in hi3 family. - '
3?" Dr. Shoenbcrger, the millionaro, aged 72,
died in Lancaster county, on Sunday jhe ISth inst.
OPLucious. peaches are selling in New Orleans
market- . : .; ; ' . -. ; '
.-, jg Hon, .James Bell, of Exeter, has beon nom
inated by the whigs of New Hampshire, as their
candidate for Govviiior.
tr?"The Springfield RiymMican Mass.) has been
':t&Ling the sense of the community," with this
result: ' ' '- -,; -
"There afe two- parties in that town on tho Ne
braska question. They arc composed of the Post
master on one side, and everybody else on the other,"-.
.. . . ; ..
E New Haven, Conn., . choso her Charter offi
cers on Monday Whigs in the main by more than
an average majority., . -
Physicians. Screws says '-they are the nut
crackers used by angels to get the soul out of the
shell that surrounds it."
' STsA woman f-0 years of age has a command
in the Turkish army. : She is said to be-ono of 'em'
in a fight.
Upwards of one hundred tavern keepers have
been arrested in Philadelphia for selling liquor on
3rA. M. Domyaoz was knocked down and
beaten by a party of Irish in New York, for wear
ing a Know Nothing white hat.
Railroad Meeting. A large meeting in favor of
a Railroad from Lewisburg to Tyrone, .was held at
the Old Fort, Centre county, last week. .
. LJT'Shun the man who will let his political pre
judices prevent his conferring a personal favor,
he is a dangerous confederate.
drThe man who gets through the worlf with
out a kick, may. rest assured that he is generally
considered not worth minding. '
35 It is said that a genius down cast has invent
cd pullics that pass over the ears, to support shirt
collars during the hot weather-
The Bark, Gem of the Sea, at New York
from New Orleans, reports having been chased by
a pirato ! . . -
J3r"Wc have eccn a toast Iiko this: "Woman
She needs no eulogy, she speaks for herself." And
sometimes for the wholo neighborhood, says an old
bachelor of our acquaintance.
tlTho Secretary of tho Trca3ury, Mr. Guth
rie, it is stated, has threatened to Bronsonizc overy
clerk who may vote the Native ticket, or iu any
way compromise himself with that party.
C?To show how hard a matter it i3 to save ; a
drunkard, Mr. Gough, in a lecture on temperance,
said that of 000,000 persons who had signed the
pledge in tho United States, 450,000 had broken it.
The glorious Fourth i3 to be appropriately
cclccratcd in New Washington. They are getting
up a splendid dinucr, and have invited a number
Counterfeit jXony. There is almost any quan
tity of bad Inoney, both in coin and notes, afloat.
Our citizens should be very cautious, .is no Detector
can possibly keep up with tho new counterfeits,.
The Railroad. We are glad to learn that an ef
fort is being made to procure a corps of Enginocrs
to make the preliminary surveys for a Railroad to
Tyrone. .AVe hopo it will succeed. ,
Seizure of C.v. Many of tho Northern mem
bers, and several frm the slavcholding States
(including Mr. Clayton, of Delaware.) are convin
ced that there is a plan on foot to get Cuba peace
ably or otherwise. f'
Destructive Fire. The steam saw mill gf Covado
& Co., in this . county,; together with from 5. to
600,000 feet of dry lumber wa3 totally consumed
by fire on the 15th inst. .Mr. Jacob Covado was
seriously injured by the falling timber.
Fizzled Out. The "Shepherd of tho Valley,"
published at St. Louis, Mo., the famous Catholic
paper so frequently brought to tho notice of this
community duriBg tho'past few months, has failed
for want of support.-
EST Patrick Henry's youngest son, Nathaniel,
died lately destitute and alone, at an inn in Floyd
county, Virginia. The landlord .applied to tho
Overseers of the Poor for his funeral expenses and
board, but was refused." 11c died with dropsy.
3An old lady, who spoke from ' experience
once remarked that tho only healthy corset for the
waist, is a gentleman's arm I Sonsiblo old lady
that.. Our devil wishes tho young ones were all of
the same opinion. .
A Celebration. Several Sabbath Schools havo
united to celebrate tho Fourth of July, out at
"Mount Zion." Tho "Regulars," havo accepted an
invitation to participate.. Wo hope they will havo
a happy time good,!ieatins," and lots of.'cm.
E?"Ikc Marvel says, after hearing a dull ser
mon preached by a dandy, he ' asked a friond what
he thought of the discourse. Ho replied in his
quaint, queer stylo : "If they go on preaching this
way, the grass will soon be knee deep in the streets
of heaven." . r : . .
A Bank. By reference to another colemn it will
be seen, that an. application will be made at the
next session of tho Legislature for a Charter for a
Bank in our borough. It would no doubt bo a
great convenience to our business men, and lumber
dealers.' ' . , '
Fourth ' of July. yte learn that the Sabbath
Schools aro preparing to celebrate the approaching
National Anniversary. Should not our citizens all
lay aside tho cares of business, and, uniting in a
general celebration, present a small offering upon
the altar of there country's Liberty?
The Aaicmy. Wo understand the Trustees of
this institution havo secured tho services of a com
petent teacher, and that ere long the building will
be fittedup, and other arrangements made for
opening 'a first class boarding school. This is
highly important, and wo hopo it will be an insti
tution of which Clearfield county may bo justly
proud. . - , . . . ., , . ,. ;. r
The Turnpiie. A , complaint has been made
against tho Turnpike, and as our. bones can
testify, after having travelled over it from Tyrone,
not without some cause. We understand however,
that the Board of Directors, intend expending all
their funds in making improvements, which we,
doubt not, will be good nows to tho teamsters, and
ethers, w'hfl were compelled to use four, horses to
iraw two-horse load thic fpring
Tlte Regulars parwToq 'Faftirday. week, and
presented a fino appearance in their summer uni--form
. In tho absence of the Captain, Lieut. Be ajid
commanded, discharging: his duties with credit to
himself and the company Tho "gallant Corporal,'
out a 'magnificent figure," in regimentals Wo
were glad to soe tho '-legal profession" exhibit so
much military spirit . Long life to the "Soldiet
Schoolmaster." W 1 V v
Finn Portrait. Wc were shown a few days
since, a striking likeness of Mr. Jacob Irviw,
painted by Mr. Isaac IIathtway, who is now
staying at Hemphill's Hotel, where ho may be
found by those desiring to obtain correct portraits
in oil of themselves or their friends. Wc recom
mend bur readers to call and see his painting of
Mr. Iryin. lie is on excellent artistrand deserves
to be encouraged.
Got a Jislierman's lucl the seining party on
Thursday. Our friend Tom composed a doggeral
on the subject to the tune of Jordan's a bard road
to travel, of which tho following is a specimen :
"B 1 A and a party went out for to fish,
Bob D he swore ho, would drown him.
But the water was'nt deep and R 1 waded out
And landed on the other side of Jordan. .
Q throw in the scin, Sc. ,
AVe suspect Tom'slike Font's friend, ho ! has'nt
a good voice for poetry '
Will James Campbell Resign 1
The following article under tho above caption,
from the Uarrisburg Democratic Union, makes
somejhome thrusts, that certainly cannot be very
palatable to Gov. Bigler and his fr iends.1 ' That
Campbell "is a vastly overrated man," by some of
the Democracy, wo think no ono acquainted with
his politicuLbistory will deny, and if "no man con
nected with, him politically can .bo elected to any
office in Pennsylvania," what, pray, is to, bo the
fate of Gov. Bigler? He is hi very good father;
who raised him up from the position in which he
was cast by the people of the State, and placed
hTm in power, by appointing him Attorney-General;
and it is to him that Campbell is indebted for
hia present position in the Cabinet at AV ashington,
for no one can be so silly as to suppose that Pierce,
would remove an officer from the State Adminis
tration, without at least, the knowledge and con
sent of the Governor.. If true' ..the Union is cor
rect, Gov. Eigler's fate is sealed, his defeat is cer
tain, for Campbell will not resign, and his removal
at'jthis ti.ne, would bo an act,' equal only in absur
dity to his first appointment; an act, the barcfa
cedness of which would not only betray the Catho
lics, whom his appointment was intended to concil
iuto, but disgust the Americans, to whom it would
be a base pander. . The following is the article
from the Union: , .
AYill J as.. Campbell Resign? Thi3 is a ques
tion we hear twenty times a day from gentlemen
residing in different parts of the State? It is a
serious inquiry, butouc which we cannot answer,
llis resignation would, undoubtedly promote the
interests of the Democratic party ; but our impres
sion is, that ho would not resign, even if satisfied
that nothing else could secure tho election of the
Democratic, State ticket. We, think the better way
is to call upon the President to remove him. He
is a vastly overrated man, and is an injury to any
party or administration with which he i3 connect
ed. It is our drliherate opiuion that, at this day,
no man connected tcith hint politically cun . be
elected to anv office in Pennsylvania. It is' there
fore, if ire. are correct, his duty to resign ; if ho
does not) it s the luty ot the President to remove
him. Nothing would tell more favorably at the
coming election; indeed, Mr. Campbell out of the
way, no combination of isms could beat the Demo
cratic party. Such an event as his resignation or
removal would create a T.eul and confidence in the
Democratic ranks that 'would tell wonderfully at
the next October election.- Let us hear , from
AV ashington on this important subject.
i - . WHAT D0E3 IT MEANT
The little free soil soft .shell administration
organ of this city, yclept t&c True Nuiional
Democrat, is in a transition. It has become
very feeble upon the thin soup of executive
patronage, and is evidently resolved upon rai
sing another distubance in the family on the
Ir"uh question. Hear what it recommends as
tho true policy of the Democratic party:
" Ilonestly speaking, wc believe that the
Democratic party will never become worthy
of its noble principcls, until it thouroughly
Americanizes all its views, and wholly alienates
itself from all foreign influences. There ; arc,
of course, exceptions to all general rules, and
we are here and there acquainted with Irish
men whose hearts are sound, and whose jndg
ments honorable. But, as a body, the Irish
arc always insinc jre,ahvays corrupt,always un
pratcful, ignorant, bioted and despotic.
They are unfit forfrcedom ami cannot properly
appreciate it. Their sense of equality is noth
ing but an intense selfishness, and their sense
of justice, that which pays most for the most
perfidy. From such elements of mischief, wc
say, with the Kitual, "Good Lord, deliver us!
as well as the Democratic party.'.'
; This is a naked proposition to swap ofT the
Irish vote for the Know-Nothings. The paper
advancing this proposition is an organ of the
adminiatration. It is in the confidence of Gen.
Pierce and his Cabinet. .Now, then, wedesire
an answer "by authority" to this question :
Is the True Nuiional Democrat authorised by
the President, or Cabinet, or any of them, to
throw out this proposition for casting off the
Irish and adopting the Know-Nothings as the
basis of the reorgimzation of the administra
tion Democratic party? Can the Washington
Union answer ? N. Y. Herald,' 13ih.-.
The above quotation from the "True Demo
crat" is, as will bo seen, directed alone at the
Irish. It is j)lain to be seen that this Locofoco
element of party strength is now discarded by
the "Democracy." They are anxious to rid
themsclvs of it ; and, whether orders to that
effect have gone from AVashington city or not
the fact is plain that Locofoco managers, al
most everywhere, are already fully convinced
that their party is rapidly on the wane, in
consequence of its identity with Irishism.
The New York Budget is quoting from the
"xrue Democrat," to show fas wc supdoso.A
that it does not unreasonably oppose the princi
ples 01 t lie JN ative American party. This may
be true, to some extent but, for one,' wc en
dorse the American sentiment of no "Demo
cratic" editor as genuine, until he joins with
us in exposing to the people of this country
the true character of the influence that seated
James Campbell in the Cabinet ; nor yet, again
until he has independence enough to tell his
"Democratic" fellow-countrymen, that hun
dreds and thousands of national office-holders
of alien birth, arc now holding-places for which
they arc indebted alone to, the secret but over
shadowing influence of Komanism. - Let him
"make a clean breast," and show tho American
people that Pierco is steepod in the very guilt
for which Scott, the greatest Captain of the
age, was sacrifice'din advanced America Ban
15 The Sun, wrficcept our thanks for their
noticc,-and exchange. Thero i no spicier paper
published in he State.
s The Recent Locofoco Defeat.
The 'American Banner,' commenting njKii
tho cause .of the recent defeat of the Demo
cratic party in Philadelphia, makes the follow
ing remarks . ; .
It Is true, perhaps, to some extent, that Kc
braskaism, , Fillibusierisni, and Forney ism
have contributed in a remote degree to the late
tru!y "American" victory, and it ia equally
true that the peculations in the Mint and the
Collector' 'r Office on the State road, for the last
few years, added to the following bill of par
ticulars, have not lessened the influences that
consimiated the result. It is said, and believed
by many, that each Canal Commissioner, who
has retired from office for the past few years
has amassed princly fortunes while in, office,
of from one hnndred thousand to two hundred
thwtsaud dollars, and thatmany'of their xclu
sivearon'tej in office, have. been -exceedingly
successful in getting along in the world that
two of his Excelency's favored confidential offi
cers liave retired from office on fortunes of
fifty thousand or seventy thousand dollars, andL
that while his Excekncy was exclusively""
ieanli-bank," he Iras chartered nearly every
bank that applied for a recharter, and among
them a pliable pet institution, in this citv, for
the reasonable period of xwesii "tears that"
the State deposites were taken from the old
Bank of Pennsylvania, where every body be
lieved them secure, and placed in this pet in
stitution, not so much for safty as convenience
that tho destines of this great Commonwealth
havc.bccn delegated by his Excelency to the
keeping of two distinitishcd statesman ot this
city, for the benefit of "oar foreign relations,"
viz: the man who refused all appointments
in the gift of the Governor, nd the one who
got all he asked for and the lease of the Se
Railroad, given to some fourteen persons, per
sonal and political friends, whose names are
known, and the confirmation and ratification ot -that
singularly honest transaction; the appoint
ment of the Prothonotary of the Supreme
Court here under peculiar circumstances not
forgetting that Trinity Church case these
with innumerable others, not necessary now to
instance, may possibly have exercised an in
fluence in the late rebuke. But superadded
and all pervading was, and is the great life-giving
principal of our Free Institutions, which
has infused an enduring vitality and vigor, un
known to papal despotism. It is the American
Protestant sentiment, which is destined to
hurl Governor Bigler and President Pierce
from their exalted positions, and place in their
stead men of known ability and . integrity,
whose sympathies and affinities will not be ex
clusively exercised in behalf of Foreigners and
Papists to the exclusion f every thing Ameri
can. An Open confession Good for the Soul.
The following confession by the principal
Democratic organ," at narrisburg, is a singular
document,and we print it for the edification of
our Democratic readers. When it is recollec
ted that Campbell, was first raised from tho
mire ly Bigler, and appointed to a place in hi3
cabinet, from which he was subsequently re
moved, certainly not without Bigler's co-operation
and consent by President Pierce, it will
be seen that his Excelency gets occasionlyja
rather "rough dig in the ribs." . .
We never whine over a defeat when the re
sult is not attributable to tho folly of those
whomjthe Democracy have elevated to power.
Notwithstanding our resect for the President
of the United States, as a man and as a demo
crat, it is nonsense to attempt to disguise tho
fact that he has committed serious blunders.
His appointment of Campbell was enough, of
itself, to place the party in a false josition and
endanger its success. " In making that appoint
ment he listened to the advice of selfish men,
aud the democratic party.in Pennsylvania,!!' no
where else, must sutler for the indiscretion. t
Ever 6ince the corrupt . bargin between Buch
anan and Campbell, by the terms of which tho
one was to be made President of the United
States, and the other Judge of the supremo
court of Pennsylvania, a determination has
existed, on the part of an honest portion of
the party, to defeat them and their friends,
whenever or wherever nominated lor office ;
and the real cause of our defeat in tho . city of
Philadelphia may be traced to the 'appoint
ment of Campbell and tbe nomination of his
bosom friend, Hirst. This . is the truth in a
nutshell; and no politician who understands
the ropes and has any regard for truth will de
ny it. The removal of Bronson, a linn demo
crat, of the true grit, was an outrage on pub
lic sentiment, and a serious injury to the par
iy; but in Pennsylvania nothing was so fatal
to the interests ot democracy as the appoint
ment of James Campbell, who had been repu
diated and defeated by the democratic party
when cvrry other candidate on tbe ticket was
elected by an overwhelming majority.
The defeat of Hirst by nearly 12, 000 majority
shows the unpopularity of Campbell in Phila
delphia; and those who desire the success of
the democratic party, in or out of the city
may as well at once impress this solemn fact i;
upon their minds. AVe know that we are
speaking unpalatable truths, for which we ex.
pect to be denounced; but the success of tho
democratic party requires us to do so, and wo
are willing to make any sacrifice in a good
cause. . . ' -
A Modal Democrat. ' : - "
- Perhaps no whig paper ever spoke In such
bitter terms of a political opponent, as the
Democratic Uni on uses towards their own Post
Master General. Ilear it.
"And who is James Campbell? A pothouse
politician of Southwark, and an obscure petti
foging lawyer, who, to. this day, would have
groveled in obscurity and tho dirty intri-"
gues of ward politics, had he not but twelve
brief years ago been plaeed upon the bench of
the Philadelphia quarter sess ions. Judg-e
Campbell lost no time" in improving all the ad
vantages of his new position. By a shrewd
dispensation of tavern licenses and of the
court patronage, he soon assumed a danger
ous influence in the politics of the city and
county. The violence and corruption which,
tinder his auspices, soon disgraced the dele
gate lections,drove thousands of honest dem
ocrats from the ranks of their party, and event
ually led to the riots which disgraced tho city
and county of Philadelphia, in 'II." -
"The democratic party, as now organized",
stands upon, the brink of a precipice! r The,
time for temporizing is past. The stern voico
of truth must be spoken. ; Let craven syco
phants howl their wrath, we will do our duty
.Tub Wilmot District is Monos.-r-AVe
learn from the Bradford Argus, that a meet
ing of the Democracy of Bradford connty, op
posed to the Nebraska bD, was held at To
wanda,' on Tuesday last, at which Col. Gordon
F. Mason, former State Senator, presided, and
which was addressed by Hon. David AVilmot,
who is said not to have neglected in his speech
to rap the knuckles of the dodging gentlemen
upon the Democratic ticket for Governor of
Bill SmitH, the Mormon prophet, and bro
ther to Joe Smith, the renowned founder of
the Mormon Church, fs now closely, confined
in the jail, at Dixon, Illinois. He has escaped
once, but wa.s refciken at St. Louts, on his wav
to Salt Lake City. :' . ' - -"
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