Raftsman's journal. (Clearfield, Pa.) 1854-1948, August 09, 1854, Image 2
u 1 Hi I t a i li3 i u M -: t 6. j ! i " 4 I z 9: t"- - ! F i i - .-. 'f i- v : 1 L. !4 vt TIE RAFTSMAM S JOURNAL. - ...... WHIG STATE NOMINATIONS: FOR GOVEKXOR, Hon. James Pollock, of Northumberland County FOR CASAL COMMISSIONER, Hon. George Darsie, of Allegheny County. FOR SUPREME JCDGE, Hon. Daniel M. Smyser, of Adams County CLEARFIELD, PA., Wednesday, August 9,1854. ITJUn consequence of not receiving our daily papers, through mismanagement of the Post Office, we are compelled to omit this week, our - usual article on "The News." We hope it will not occur again. " Co ii 2T ess. Congress extended its Session to Mon day last, when it was to adjourn. The Appropriation Bills were passed, "and when that's said, all's said." A prolonged session has been wasted away m perpetrating a piece of legislative rascality, without its parallel in the history of our country, and wasting the peoples money Every citizen will be gratified to hear of its adjournment. Papers. We have received the "National Police Ga zette," which for many reasons, is always a welcome visitor. We like its independence, and its manner of saying just whatever itwishes in its own peculiar way. Published at 103 Nassau St., N. Y., at $2,00 per year. Wc find on our table the first two numbers of a large, well printed, and illustrated sheet, called "The Whole World." It is full of in teresting matter, and is published monthly at tne low price of 50 cts. per year, by Prof. J Woodman Hart, N. Y. The Jersey Shore "News Letter," has made its appearance on our table, and certainly de serves, for its neat and beautiful appearance, me enconiums lavished upon it by the press It deserves to be well patronized. . All Right Again. After a short absence from home durin" which our office was plastered, and other ne cessary arrangements for the regular process of our business completed, we again find our selves seated in the chair editorial, and hard at work. e have now secured the reciui.sife assistance, and hereafter, our readers can look for the Journal, regularly every Wednesdav. During our absence we had the pleasure of meeting a number of editorial brethren, for ...1. I. nose Kina wistics, and hospitable attentions we respectfudy return our thanks,and promise, Mioniaany ol -them visit the "wild cat dis triet,"to endeavor to return their compliments We were giad to find, while staving at Tv rone,that the City Ilotel.under the" v,r.rifV ship of those two clever fellows and lmS,.!t.i,i, landlords IlrcnEs & Irvix, has been prosper- in-, ana mat tl.ey Ja e made a number of im provements that add to the health, comfort, and pleasure of their guests. If you want to oe well treated, stop at the City Ilotel. The Railroad. We were glad to learn that our Railroad h. attracted no little attention in Philadelphia, an-i mat tne capitalists of that Metropolis, are i-isi awakening to a knowledge cf its imnnr. tance, as the great connecting link between tne Central Koad, and the creat Lake T7,- bogin to see the advantages it possesses over any otner route, and that it will be most em phatically a Philadelphia Road, a true Penn sylvania enterprise. On our return home wc met Mr. Montgomery, with his corps of En gineers, at Tyrone city. lie succeeded in getting down the mountain at an easy grade. in a distance of fourteen miles, which may be increased or diminished to suit HnnmiMC He speaks very highly of the route, and is of me opinion that the road can be constructed at less expense than any other road now in operation. lie started, with his corps on Tuesday morning last, at Curwensville, to run up this side of the mountain. " Are have seldom met a gentleman of more pleasing address, or practical information, than Mr. Montgomery. He is eminently qualified to discharge the duties of a Chief Engineer, and his surveys and estimates can be relied on as authentic and correct, ftis corps consists of eight or nine assistants, who are clever fol lows, and well qualified to discharge their sev eral duties. We hope To have their company here for some days. We may say in this con nection, that circumstances have occurred re cently, which, perhaps, it may be premature at this time to mention, that will most cer tainly, and beyond all doubt, secure the com- pletion of our Road, if the citizens of Ciear- tj neia use tne proper enorts to render them effi-j-l cient. Put, we may rest assured, that unless ' we exert ourselves, and labor to secure the j success of the enterprise, no matter how favor- i -able may be the circumstances that surround Z A ' V f At ' . ' ii, or uu r lun me graac ana cneap the con struction, we can nevei obtain the road. We must do the labor, if wc expect others to . fur nish the means ; and if we work as we should do, if we present the facts to the public in an authentic form and demonstrate our own confidence in the project by. subscribing large ly to the stock, wc cannot fail at last, to see our labors crowned with abundant success. -v " The Destruction f Ran Tn The destruction of San Juan, or Grey town. by the American Sloop of War, Cayane, under the command of Capt. TIoixixs, acting under the direction of the Administration, has been the theme of the most universal censure on the part of the press, but one or two promi nent papers attempting to offer an excuse. The facts, as near as we can gather them, from the official papers furnished by President Pierce, and other authentic sources, are as follows : Grcytown consisted of about eighty houses, nearly all of them built of wood, and by far the greatest proportion of them constructed in th United States and taken there on shipboard.' One . of these Lyon's Ilotel cost $15,000 Not more than one-fourth of the houses in the new part of the town, which has been built since 1850, were occupied, but were deserted from business considerations some time pre vious to this aflair. The population of Grcytown consisted of about 500 persons altogether ; of which num bor ten or twelve were from the United States, about twenty-five were Englishmen, and twelve Frenchmen and Germans. The re maindcr of the population were Jamaica ne groes and natives. The Americans, English, French, and Dutch, were engaged in hotel keeping and trade. The houses occupied by the natives and negroes were principally frame buildings, with roofs of thatched palm-leaf. The difficulty which led to its destruction occurred in May last. Capt. S. S. Smith, an American in command of a steamer in Nicara gua, called the Routh, for some cause, shot down with a riile, a citizen of Grcytown. Mr Borland, the American Minister to Nicaragua, was present and saw the affair, and when the populace of the town attempted to arrest Smith, for murder, he interfered, by seizing a musket, placing himself on the guards of the steamer, and warning the marshal and his men, who were endeavoring to make the arrest to do so at their peril. Finding themselves the weaker party, they desisted, but when Mr Borland went on shore, they arrested him and held him in custody all night, permitting him, however, in the morning to sail for New York. This, together with a difficulty between the authorities of the town, and the accessory Transit Company, which had continued un settled for a long time, wa3 the immediate cause of the bombardment and destruction of this "city of shanties.'' The Transit Compa ny occupy Punta Arenas, under a lease from the King of Mosquito, from whom, sanction ed by the English, the town also derived its charter and corporate privileges. In the lease of the company it wasprovidcd,lhat they should vacate the point whenever the authorities of the town required it. The latter having occa sion to use the ground for quarantine purposes, required the company to fulfill the condition of the lease, which they refused to do. The town then proceeded to enforce theii right3 by a regular process of ejectment, In doing so they removed two small buildings, of the value of $250. For this, and a boat load of merchandize alleged to have been purloined from them, (which however is pronounced upon the very best authority to be wholly false) the company demanded an indemnity of some $24,000, which the authorities of the town refused to pay. Capt. Hollins, was sent by the Administra tion, to demand an apology, for the iusult to Minister Borland, and the payment of the ii demnity demanded by the Transit company. The terms of Capt. Hollins not being com plied with, he opened his fire promptly at the appointed time nearly every shot doing ex ecution. lie fired about two hundred shots, but not burning up the town, as lie desired, he sent ashore a launch with a Lieutenant and about twenty -five men, who proceeded to set on fire all that remained of Greytown. While doing so they are s.nid to have inspected the interior of the buildings rather closely, and pillaged as much as they pleased. Before finishing the work they were pretty thoroughly intoxicated with wines and liquors, and were constantly cheering. The amount of property destroyed by this bom bardment is stated to be half a million of dol lars. Such is the faithful and impartial history of this transaction, (a naval achievement with out its parallel in the history of any country on the face of the globe ;) prepared from the doenments of the Administration, who would not omit the slightest fact to strengthen their case, and discredit the town. They contain no fact that in the least relieves the enormity of the outrage, or that removes the responsi bility from their own shoulders, though Secre tary Marcy, distinctly announced that none of the blame rested upon him, thus displaying his disgust and shame, that the arms of the United States should be disgraced, by making war on an insignificant village, not as large as Clearfield, containing only a handful of traders and miserable negroes. The conduct of Miuister Borland, who never had any diplomatic reputation, was exceed ingly disreputable, and characteristic only of a professional bully. When an officer sanctions brutality and crime, he places himself without the pale of protection instituted by interna tional law,on the presumption that representa tives of States are incapable of offences, which, if committed by other men, would consign them to the gallows, or the prison. But even admitting, that in the insult to Minister Borland, an outrage was perpetrated, that demanded an apology, thero was nothing to authorize the administration to go to such extremities as the bombardment and burning of the village ; especially as the loss of pro perty fell heaviest on a portion of our. own citizens. It was in fact, in the language of the New York Herald, "the extermination of the Americans by their own countrymen." As a naval achievement, the total destruc tion of a town without the loss of a life on either sideis rather an anomaly, andour brave and gallant tars would no doubt feel highly elated, while battering down a little village, not only without fortifications, but entirely deserted of inhabitants ! By "the laws of na tions and of common sense, the only case in which it is necessary to destroy defenceless cities, in time of war, is where they are likely to become placea of refuge for the enemy. But, did such an excuse exist in this case? We leave the friends of the Administration to answer. In addition to this, they might also answer whether the total destruction of the town and all the property, was the best method of collecting the 24,000 indemnity, claimed on, behalf of the Transit Company? ' We have bsen compelled from a sense of duty, thus to comment upon this piece 'of sav age cruelty, committed under the deliberate instructions of the United States Government. upon an isolated little village, without nation ality, and without a protecting government In the language of the New York 'Courier and Enquirer,' "we cannot but shrink from the judgment of disgrace, which the monstrous political corruptions of the times has brought upon us, along with the Administration of Franklin Pierce." The Post 0f5.ee Department. Wc have for a long time been annoved bv derangements in the Post Office, but have heretofore refrained from censuring the De partment, or complaining, lest it should be thought merely political fuult-fiuding, with a view towards injuring the standing, &c, of our adversaries. Forbearance, however, has at length ceased to be a virtue, and we have at last been compelled from a sense of duty to our subscrilers and ourselves, to enumerate a few of the inconveniences to which we are put by reason of the shameful mismanagement of this Department. Wc desire to do so in the gentlest manner possible, hoxing that it will only be necessary to bring theso things to the notice of the proicr officers to have them corrected in future. There is a long list, and we will endeavor to go over it as rapidly as possible, omitting all the minor annoyances to which we are con stantly subjected. And, in the first place, our papers are not received by our subscribers in Philadelphia, until w;r, and some times Jive days after they are placed in this office, while it is well known, they should arrive there the second day, after they are mailed. Wc have also received complaints from Ty rone, and have before us now, a letter from Mr. S. M. Irrin, enquiring why do we not receive your paper until a week after it is printed ?" When it is remembered that there are only two offices between this place end Tyrone, we may well ask how they can be de tained ? Our Philadelphia exchanges, which we know to be placed in the Post Office for us, regular ly every day, we do not reccive,on an average, more than three times a week. Of the Sun for instance, we have only seen about three numbers during the last two weeks, and two of those came in the Western mail! We have on one or two occasions packed a large and a small pack, for Curwensville, and the papers in the small package, for some rea sons unknown to us, never were received by the subscribers, and yet there are 720 offices be tween this and Curwensville ! Papers have been returned to us marked "refused," for which wc had not only the sub scribers names, but their money in our pockets, and we were compelled to bear the blame of retaining their money, and neglecting to send their papers. Such are a few of the annoyances which we are daily compelled to boar, cither through the ignorance or mismanagement of the Post Office Department, and we sincerely hope, that having called the attention of the Post Masters and others interested in the matter, to them, they will be spared us in future. We do not desire to speak harshly of any one con nected with the Depart mont, but should we be compelled again to allude to such delin quencit?s, it will be in a different tone and manner, and will have a different object in view. Whig Prospects. We recently visited Philadelphia and were most agreeably surprised to find that on the route, after leaving Clearfield, no other opin ion was expressed than that Biglor would be defeated by an overwhelming majority. Both Whigs and Democrats feel that the depositing of their votes on the second Tues. day of October, will be amere matter of form, and that Judge Pollock,will most assuredly be the next Governor of Pennsylvania. Every where we met with members of both parties, who uttered the same opinion, and we can scarcely conceive upon what grounds the Lo- cofoco leaders base their "forlorn hope" of success. ' But we can form a correct conclusion as to the result without leaving the limits of our own county. Who is there in Clearfield that does not know,' that Col. Bigler's former majority will be reduced at least three or four hundred votes? And who docs not know that when such a feeling exists in a man's own home, his political fate is sealed ? But notwithstanding we may" be certain of success, we must not neglect the means placed within our control, to secure the victory.' We must still be up and doing, and guard against the wily schemes of our adversaries, who are bending every effort, and making every exer tion to retain the fat offices now in their pos session. Let the old Whig guard, rally to a man around their candidates and their flag, and come up to the contest in a solid phalanx, assured that if they do so, the victory will be theirs. . - An Axciext Maixe Law. Among the An cient Germans, some 2000 years ago, there was atrib e or nation called the Suevians, who wotild not sutler wine to be brought into their territory, because, said they, "it enervates the mind and unfits the body for exerciso or la bor." The "Know Nothings" Exposed. . The Pcnnsylvanian a day or two since, cori taiued a series of articles purporting to be an exposition of the "Know Nothings," giving their signs, pass-words, grips,' &c. Now we have no objection to the editor of the Pennsyl vanian violating the oaths, which he must have taken, according to his own story, in order to become acquainted Avith these secrets, but we do protest against his low scheming to secure the Catholic vote for Bigler, by charging Jas Pollock with 'blasphemy in becoming a mem ber of the Order, when he knows it to be totally i without foundation. They have 1 al ways had the Catholic vote, and they 'may keep it, wc neither seek for it, or desire- it Our candidate is the exponent of the princi pies of that party which we claim to bo the only American party of the country, and those principles are antagonistic to all politico religious oligarchies. Wc say distinctly, and by authorUy, that Judge Pollock, is not a member of the "Know Nothings," and that the story of his joining any such organization, on the 15th of June, or si any ether time, at the corner of Ninth and Arch streets in Phila delphia, is wholly false. The absurdity of these asscrtionsof the loco foco papers, was never more apparent,- than when the Democratic Union said that " Pollock was initiated into the organization of Nnow Nothings, on the 10th cf June, in Philadelphia," and in the very next column published a letter, purporting to be written by Judge Pollock, to a number of citizens and Sullivan county, and dated the 19th of June, at Milton! Thus out of their own mouths, do we convict them. Whether or not,tho Pcnnsylvanian's exposi tion of the ''Know Nothings," is true, we nei ther know nor care. We have nothing at all all to do with such an organization, nor do we desire to have. But one thing is certain, that if its disclosures be true, they must have been obtained through the blackest treachery, per jury, and crime, of which the editor himself, if not the principal, is at least pariiccpt crimi- ni.t. And when such a man attempts to charge men of untarnished reputation, and of un blemished character, with " blasphemy and f reason," the shaft falls harmless, or only re bounds, to the injury of him who sent it. A Fair rijht, and no Gouging. The Locbfoco leaders here, appear to be in considerable doubt, whether or not Clearfield shall claim the next Congressman. On the one hand it is alleged that it would prejudice Governor Bigler, by. creating dissatisfaction in the other counties of the District, in conse quence of Clearfield having three candidates in the field, which 'they contend' would look too much like the lion's share. Qn the other, hand it is said that Clearfield count' is clearly entitled to the nomination. That she has ucrcr ye t had a Democratic Con gresNman, while most of the other counties have, and that it is asking too much of the democrats of this portion of the district, to yield up all their rights and interests to Gov ernor Bigler. We feel a good deal like the woman when her husband and the bear were fighting we "don't care which licks." We think howcver,it would be exceedingly liberal, on the part of the Clearfield democracy, to yield up, what it must be apparent they are entitled to, in order to subserve fiic purposes of a few political tricsters. Brownson and the Catholics. Tlie following extract from an article in the Pittsburg Catholic," contains much "food for reflection," and seems to admit all the glaring and bigoted opinions in regard to the School Question which have so lrequently, been charged upon them. It asserts distinctly that no good Catholic can favor our Common Schools. That they ("mixed Schools") have been condemned by the Pope. That whatev er his Holiness' says ought to be lav,- for Mr. Brownson, and of course for all other mem bers of the Mother Church. That the con demnation of Common Schools has been regis tered in the acts of national ecclesiasfical councils," and that it is "no longer an open question vhich any Catholic may dincu s.'- But the article spejtks for itself it is as follows. "His article in reference to the common school system, to sav the least, was vorv innn. Y-oitunc, and did we" not find it in the Review, we snouia never suspect .Mr. Brownson to have been the author. The positions taken therein uro such as no good Catholic could ad vocate, and, least of all, Mr. Brownson. Whatever he may say to the contrary, he has placed himself here in opposition to the course of the Hierarchy. The Catholic prelates con sider the common schools lraught with , dan ger to our childern on account of their mixed character. The clergy and the laity,'for the same reason, nave taken the greatest pains to organize Catholie schools wherever ltractica- ble. . The conductors of : Catholic colleges, learning by experience the evil consequence of allowing Protestants to associate with Cath olic youth, have ceased to solicit Protestant patronage. The Sovereign Pontiff, whose au thority we would think was law for Mr. Brown son, has condemned mixed colleges in Ireland, and urged upon the people the establishment of a Catholic Univesity, a project, thank God, already ..consumated; and yet Mr. .Brownson looks upon the mixed character of the common schools as rather a redeeming trait, andoalcula- ted to work to our advantage. Is it possible that Mr. Brownsou has forgotten the condemnation so unequivocally recorded by the feelinsrs of Catholics,.both here and in Europe, registered in tlio acts ot national ecclesiastical concils and sanctioned by the decrees of sovereign pontiffs; or does he think it still an open quesr tion, which any good Catholic is still free to discuss? If so, notwithstandins his loud profession of reverence towarck the Holy See, and his vauuted advocacy of Papal rights, he falls far short of the filial submission which every devoted son of the Church owes to her teaching at a time when Catholics are en gaged in securing; at great sacrifices, a Cath olic education for their childern when pre- ates ana priests are contending, face to face with those who spare no, expense, in spite of tne constitution, to reader the common schools more sectarian, and to strip them : of my redeeming leature they ruisrht have had before. Surely Mr-. Beownson, if he had no sympathy wite us in the struggle, might have extended to us at least his silence."' 0. Cvmivsr the Railroad. . '.'' Li lomi the Engineers. r . ' On fire "Huckleberry ' II ill." - ' Sole Karrou-ing pegs in the boots. . ' Expected Bradford, on Court tveck. ' "' We've grot ,em the '-Know Nothings."' Li Operation the Prohibitory Law in Connecti cut. Appointed Mr. Eurt. of South Carolina, Gov ernor of Nebraska. "Wanted wives in Minesota. Dont all start at or.ee," girls. " Cool Monday. Fires and wollen coats were the order of the day. . . . . To be oprned for travel the Williamsport and Elmira Railroad, on Monday next. . ,,. Yalliant Bigler's challenge. Bio never made himself more supremely ridiculous. . Lom. rt is said the Susquehanna is lower at Ilarrisburg than it ha3 been since 1783. ' Trrrillc for the authorities of Greytown to in sult the Hon. Solon Borland, a street fighter from Arkansas! Elucidated Mrs. Partington, on last Sunday.by hearing a fino concourse on the parable of the pro bable son. Look out for them. Counterfeit ten cent pieces, are in circulation, said to be the best imitation ever attempted. " Longest in the Worhl The Illinois Central Bail road. It is seven hundred and thirty ono miles in length. , ' Going to remain the '-Know Nothing," who contemplated leaving America because it was dis covered by a foreigner. No proof of temperance a man with his hat off at midnight, explaining to a sign post the political principles of his party. Ditto '-black legs and 'Know Nothings' " so says a democratic friend of ours down street, who appears to ' know'' all about it. What a rogue? A fellow that "embraced an op portunity" is of tho decided opinion that it does not come up to some of his female friends. Hard at it tho juvenile leaders of the '-'untcr-rified' in this place, preparing material for the primary election on Saturday. I)eadWzi. C. Tobey, better known as "John of York," the witty and talented correspondent of the Spirit of the Times. Contemptible eves-dropping and watching. Cer tain individuals might find enough to do by attend ing to their own business. - ; llcti'rned our friend Dave, sporting an elegant white beaver. If he don't keep clear of the 'Cor poral' he'll be taken for a "Know Nothing.'? j Donti 071 'em the ''Doctor" on the "Know Noth ings." They had better provide themselves with some anti-cholera pills, or they'll get "physiced most 'orfully." Found a true Ml The Grand Jury, of Hardin county, Ky., against four of Mat. Ward's Jurymen, for perjury. They are bound over each in 51,000 to appear at tho next session. Aicfttl! It is said that all the preachers in town belong to the "Know Nothings !" Who'd a tho t it? If it had been the lawyers and students, we wonld'nt have been surprised. Complaining the people who are compelled to use the turnpike, between Phillipsburg and Cur wensville. The directors should repair the road. It is said to be very bad in some places. Splnflid achievement the destruction of Grey town by Capfc. Hollins. Sixteen mud hut3. three pig-pens, four shanties, and one chicken coop, were gallantly raised to tho ground. Viva la Rvpublitptel Served him right. A jury of inquest, in Michi gan, recently returned tho following verdict: "Died from the visitation of one beef-stake, eight cold potatoes, twclvo apple dumplings, and a fried pic." . Catching-it the Rev. John Chambers, for mak ing stump speeches for Bigler. He goes Jt on the principle of the Kane letter, of Polk celebrity, though, like Eigler with the Lager Beer Bill, he keeps it in his "breeches pocket." Hard hit. It is said, alluding to the Greytown affair, that the Administration has shown more magnanimity than could have been expected by its most ardent admirers. It felt obliged to thrash somebody, and it took one of its size ' Bone it at last Eigler has challenged Tollock to stump the State. "Wonder what's to become of bis official business in tho meantime ?" as the Lo cofocos a.sked of Gov. Johnston, in a former cam paign. Wo presume, however, thatttotedtsa horse of a different color. Discovered at last. Tho gallant 'Corporal' .has made the astounding discovery that the '-Knows Nothings" have organized in Clearfield. Tho Cor poral "Knows Something" more than ho lets out. o look out for breakers. If these "Know Noth ings." don't catch thunder, just take our hat, (which, by the way, the Corporal says is a "wide awake.") Temperance SLeting cn Monday evening in the Court House. It was addressed by the Rev. Mr. Hunter, and others. There aro a few arden friends of Temperance, here, who deservo the rcatcst credit for keeping up their monthly meet ings, and it is to be regretted that they are not bet ter attended. As regularly s the first Monday evening of every month rolls round, Fatue'b Gc- lich is found In his accustomed seat: .1 Literary Curiosity. We were shown the en velope of a paper, a day or two since, bearing tho following endorsement, in the hand writing of a P. M. not a thousand miles off. "Biting on thocs Pop pers.- Postage duw 24 cents." Guess the school master tnnst be' abroad. When it arrived at its destination, Curwensville, the P. M. at that place, delivered it without charge, alleging that he "could'nt understand the hieroglyphics." This feat is scarcely surpassed by the charge of 5 cts. postage on a documont franked by a member of Congress. Quarterly meeting Our Methodist friends, havo been holding, their usual Quarterly Meeting and conterance, for the past few days. On Sabbath last, the Rev! Mr." Poisal, Presiding Elder, preach ed a most excellent' and' able sermon, taking 00. casion to defend the reading of the Bible by tho common I eople, and deliverinjr an admirable eu logy on the Scriptures. In the evening he delir. erod ono of tho most beautiful and elegant ser mons we iave ever heard. Hois a highly educated man, a fluent speaker, with an easy, graceful man ner, and pleasing address. We hopo his visits to this portion of his 'vineyajd,Y may be many and frequent. PHILADELPHIA CORRESPONDENCE. " .'. Thursday, Aug. 3, ISo-t. Dear Jmirnal, Our city is horribly dull now, and a great dearth of such news as would in terest your readers." The weather has become "like our old song." . The necessity and importance of a good Whig Journal in your county has long been acknowledged, and now since such has been established, wc hope it will be well supported, and that its authors will "battle manfully In the good cause." We perceive from the papers . throughout the State that the chances for Pollock for Gov ernor are daily increasing. The recent victo ry in this city has"" encouraged our Whig friends, and they are "ready and eager for the fray." The course pursued by our "non-com-mital" Governor on the Nebraska and tho Temperance questions, together with his taint with Campbellism has so disgusted many of his Democratic friends, that they are deter mined to defeat him. We should not be much surprised if Pollock's majority in the State would be over twenty thousand. Tour Clear field Biglcrites may laugh at the surmiso, but it will be so, "the fates have so willed it" and the "Clearfield Haftsman" will havo to navi gate Salt River. On Tuesday night last the political campaign for the fall elections com menced by nominations for the Delegates to the City Convention, to nominate the State and County officers. Much harmonyprevailed, and the 2nd Tuesday of October will tell the tale that James Pollock of Northumberland county, will be the next Governor of PcnnsvU vania. Have you seen "The Pennsylvanian" lately? They appear to have found "a mare's nest and aro laughing at the eggs." They publish that which purports to be an expose of tho "Know Nothings," and such a mess of nonsense, and humbuggery never was seen. If they think that they can gull the community with such trash, they will sood find their subscription list on the decline. The fact of the matter is, that tho Editors are so chagrined at their defeat, that they seem determined to kill themsdecs with re venge. "Those whom the gods wuld destroy, they first make mad." Our good, order loving ; citizens last week were thrown into a state of consternation, in consequence of the decision of the Supreme "Court, in the case of Commonwealth vs. Barr. Barr, it appears had been bound over by May or Conrad in the sum of $HXK) to answer, at the Quarter Sessions, the charge of keeping a disorderly and tippling house, he having kept open house and sold libuor on Sunday in vio lation of the Act of 1791. The Supreme Court in a reeent case, Omit's, had decided that sell ing liquor on Sunday was a violation, and that a license to sell liquor did not confer that priv ilege, and that the fine imposed upon Omit was right and proper. Taking that view' of it and determining to break up the practice which existed to an unlimited extent in our city, Mayor Conrad, contended that such acts constituted the keeping of a disorderly and tippling house, and bound over several tavern keepers, among whom was Barr. Eminent Council were employed to defend them, and accordingly Barr was brought before the Su preme Court on a wit- of Habeas Corpus, and after an ex-parte hearing, was discharged by Judge Lewis. The Court took the ground that he could only be fined $1,00 and costs. This decidon,seeming to be a contradiction to their opinion in Omit's case,caused considera ble surprise and indignation, in as much as tho. receipts of many tavern keepers Mere from $50 to $100 on Sunday, and by paying the fine they could continue their nefarious traffic with impunity. It was thought that upon the next Sunday all the taverns. would be opened with impuni ty, but immediately Mayor Conrad issued a second proclamation requiring all his officers to return all violations of the law, as though no decision had been made, and be it said to the eredit of Barr,and nearly all of the propri etors of drinking houses, they kept closed, thereby showing at least some regard to pub lic opinion. A few kept open, who were the next day' bound over, as formerly, the Mayor being determined that the subject should bo brought up again for a more deliberate adju dication. It is presumed that this affair wil! have the c-fi'oct-of defeatiag Judge Black, next fall, inasmuch as it was thought that though in the city at the time,he had shirked the sub jeet by keeping away from the Court. One thing however is very certain, that it will have a tendency to cause many persons, who havo heretofore exhibited an indifference - On the Temperance question to vote for the Prohiba tory Liquor Law, and you may rest assured that it will be carried by an overwhelming ma jority, and woe betide the Representative who opposes its passage. We had another specimen of an old fashion ed fireman's fight one night last week. The Fairniount andMoyamensingCompanies got in to a ''muss" in which pistols were fired, and many persons were badly injured. Such scenes are horrible and tend to throw the Fire De partment iuto such discredit, that all their "daring and noble deeds" can not efface, and very properly cause the community to demand a Paid Fire Department. ' Quite a sensation has been produced hero lately in consequence of an elopement of a young lady, the daughter of a janiter of one of our public places of amusements. She had been but lately married, and soon grew tired of "Ilvmen's silken chains." Her paramour is said" to be ono of the proprietors of a Tem ple of Thcspis. It appears that she had be come quite infatuated with the Drama,and de sired to become an Actress. She possessed considerable beauty aud was quite a belle on Chestnut Street. She left home and went to the house of the Treasurer of the Theatre, .and from thence went off unnoticed. Sho hai since returned to the city and is now in charge of her father, who is almost heart-broken in consequence of the aflair. She says her. rea son was because she did not love her husband and would not live ' with " him. The bril liant marriage and ' spotless career of Mrs. Cora Mowatt, aided by her newwork "Lifeof an Actress, ' has undoubtedly caused quite a stir among many young ladies,and will tend to cause them to take to "buskins," hoping thereny to acquire a similar reputation. , lhe Cholera still pervades our city inongn last week 's report shows a decrease. , .. , -. . . Adieu, . Sheboygan, n ! ti ll I- t i ill h 'T t 4 ir ,i . ... '