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HE RilTSUAB'S JOMSAL
WHIG STATE NOMINATIONS :
, - FOR GOVERNOR,
Hon. Jams Pollock, of Northumberland County
it f. i -. - , - - . - ;. - . ;
:r TOE CANAL COMMISSIONER, :
": Hon. George Dariie, of Allegheny County.
t.:r, , .' roa supreme judge,
. ; . : - Eon. Daniel M. Smyser, of Adams County
Wednesday, September 6, 1854.
A Whig meeting will be held in the Court
"House, on the Wednesday evening of the
. Court. , Able and eloquent speakers, from a
distance, are expected to be present.
Free Democratic Ticket.
e r rom urnsi e,
' We have received a
B,gneu -.aujr x rc ,CHuI1&
xls to publish the ticket of their party, as they
have no organ in the County. We would have
done so with pleasure, but their State Conven
tion, held at Harrisburg on Wednesday last,
, withdrew Mr. Potts' name, and passed resolu
. tions in favo- of the Hon. James Pollock,
I declaring his position on the Slavery and Tem
.'perance : questions satisfactory, and resolving
r to support him as the candidate of Freedom
i" and Prohibition.
Our 'Pencil Notes."
" We should regret to wound the feelings of
. .any person, by anything we have or may say
in our item column, and are sorry to learn that
.'some of our squibs, have been regarded in a
.' more serious light than they were intended, or
than we supposed any one would consider
them. They are designed merely as innocent
jokes, for the amusement of those who are ac
quainted with the circumstances to which they
refer, and are never intended to hurt the feel
, ings or injure the reputation of any individual,
whether high or low, rich or poor, enlightened
or ignorant. We claim merely to be an inde
pendent journalist of passing events, and
f while we will always express our opinion, fear
j lessly and decidedly, of the things which are
occurring around us, we will endeavor to do
it in such a manner as will not injure or wound
the feelings of any citizen, be he whom he
may. ' We hope that hereafter our "Pencil
Notes" will be so regarded. .
" The Native Convention.
On Saturday last, some seventy-five persons
, , from different parts of the county met in Cur
. wensville, as a Native American Convention,
for the purpose of making nominations for
county officers. They passed a resolution en
dorsing Alex. Caldweu, Esq., for Repre
sentative, and nominated John Sbiret, Esq.,
of Bradford, for Commissioner, and Daniel
. LrvrsosTOjr, Esq., of Curwensville, for County
r. Auditor. So far as the nominations are con
cerned, we believe them to be good men, ca
, pable of discharging the duties of the offices,
and worthy the support of any party or people.
. But we were certainly surprised to find the
Convention so weakly attended, and think
some of the ardent members of that party in
this borough, will be very considerably disap
pointed in the vote they expect to poll, this
fall, in Clearfield County.
11 ' Congressional Conference.
The Democratic Conferees met during last
- week in Brookville, and on the fifty-seventh
ballot,' nominated David Barclay, Esq., of
Punxatawney, for Congress. Thus Clearfield
County, by the action of the wireworkers in
the late Convention, was cheated out of her
candidate, to which she was most undoubtedly
: entitled. The Judge, after struggling through
fifty-six ballots, with the "impolitic" resolu
tion, and the "second instruction" against
r 'him, was at length compelled to yield, and, as
"might have-been forseen, Mr. Barclay was
nominated. We have a slight acquaintance
' with the gentleman, believe him to be a pret-
' ty clever fellow, and know of no objection to '
1 Iiim save his democratic principles. We sup- ;
Dose, that in this district he will he pWtrl i
-and all the Whigs can do is "grin and bear."
'The "Star" says except two or three "spiritu-
al" displays, the Convention passed along in
''good order. : "; "-'
y.n.'-'.i. .. , '. 1 .
o.i' v.: , i Tall - Elections. ' :
. The following is a list of the elections to
come off this fall, which will settle the char- i
acter of the next Congress, and settle the
' Presidential election should there be no choice I
by the people. -
: Vermont, ,. .
New York, :
New Jersey, .
. Illinois, ..
: ' Wisconsin,' ;
All these States elect Representatives to
Congress this year. " The Legislatures of Cal
ifornia,' Indiana! Illinois, Massachusetts, New
, York,' Pennsylvania, Vermont and Wisconsin,
each choose a U. S. Senator also at their next
meeting,. It is not supposed that any man
-who voted for the repeal of the Missouri Com
, premise will go back to Washington from any
of them,. ' .'. ' - ' .-
Governor Eigler'i Great Forte.1
Who that Las watched the political coarse
of Gov Bigler, will not agree that it has ever
been his marked policy, either to give no opin
ion,, or to give such aone as would suit both
sides? Look at his position on the Nebraska
question. On the one hand he expressly said
to Speaker Chase that he was opposed to the
bill," and would not run on such a platform,
and on the other we find him a candidate,
though that is made distinctly one of the issues
and the bill is endorsed, by the Address of
their State Committee 1 It is the pet meas
ure of the Administration which Gov. Bigler's ;
re-election would be claimed to endorse.
On the Temperance question he is in the
same non-committal predicament. lie will
not promise to sign a law the exact provisions
of which he has not seen, and he has never in
any of his messages, recommended the pas
sage of a law, though two or three hundred
thousand petitioners were yearly importuning
the Legislature on the subject. On the other
hand, he is claimed by Dr. Patrick and John
Chambers to be in favor of a law, because they
allege, they hold his "private letter," to that
' On the bank question, he stands precisely
I similar. He approves some bank bills, and
j vetoes others, both of which are alike in their
j provisions, and yet he is all the while held up
518 the great enemy of banks and corporations
j generally. It was not long after he was in
' office, till, with his co-operation and consent,
a contract was concluded by the Canal Com-
i missioners with Bingham, Dock & Co., (one
of vnom jg tne unce 0f qot Bigler,). by
. wh.ch the cars of the Pennsylvania Raiir0ad
! .,. .
. Company, the cars of Gen. Miller, and of every
other individual who saw proper to use it,
were driven off the Columbia Railroad, and
the exclusive privilege of carrying passengers
over the road, granted to Bingham & Dock!
And yet the Democratic party, with Bigler at
its head, is opposed to all monopolies !
Such is the consistency of Gov. Bugler and
his party, and such are his political tactics.
Anything and everything to ride into power.
Principles sacrificed, convicted felon3 pro
miscuously pardoned, bargains and sales made
with a politco-religious oligarchy to secure
the vote of a certain class of citizens, all these
methods are adopted in turn to serve the pur
pose of Locofocoism. But they will discover
at the ballot box, that all their schemes will
prove abortive. That the sovereign people
have determined to take the matter in their
own hands, and that no man can be placed in
power who will not boldly, clearly, and dis
tinctly announce his principles to the world.
The death knell of Nebraskaism has been
sonnded in Iowa, and it will find its deep dug
grave among the mountains of the Keystone
The Clinton "Democrat," pronounces the
list cf Americans and Foreigners holding of
fice under the General Government, as pub
lished by us, a few weeks ago, a "gross fabri
cation," and that it "found its origin in the
prolific imagination of a one horse politician
away back in Clearfield." We simply repeat,
what we have already stated, for the . informa
tion of the cabbage head, that presides over
that seven by nine concern, that we cut the
list in question from a neutral paper, the Har
risburg Daily Iem, the standing of which is as
far above his contemptible sheet as he is be
neath the level of a courteous editor and a
gentlemen. We examined carefully the au
thorities within our reach, before publishing it
and we challenge the editor of the Clinton Dem
ocrat, or any of his fellows, to show that it is
incorrect in any essential particular.
In addition to this, we have already shbwn
in a former article, that the list, as published
by the Baltimore Sitn, is not correct, notwith
standing it may have found its origin in the
brain of some individual not liviDg away back
in Clearfield. That in the Philadelphia Mint
alone, there are twelve foreigners, and the
American Banner, charges some of them with
being unnaturalized, a charge that no Phil
adelphia paper has yet been able to deny.
Tot, with these facts staring him in the face,
the editor of the Democrat, has the effrontery
to pronounce our list a "gross falsehood?'
and to vouch for the correctness of the Balti
more Sun, for the reason that it is not pub
lished "away back in Clearfield." We beg
! leave to inform him that the people of Clear
' field believe themselves just as capable of
i judging between the true and the false, as the
editor of the Clinton Democrat,or the people of
any other portion of our common country; and
if we had no other indication to judge of the
intelligence of the citizens of Clinton county,
than that displayed in the columns of the re
doubtable Democrat, we could only arrive at
the conclusion that it was inhabited entirely
by long eared bipeds, like the editor niniself.
Fortunately, we know that such is not the case;
and that the citizens of Clinton will place a
correct estimate on his article.knowing it to be
the production of a "squash headed Shang
hai." The General Feeling.
The Erie M. E. Conference at its recent ses
sion in Cleveland, gave utterance to the fol
lowing emphatic declaration in relation to the
Nebraska bill : .
Resolved, That the recent act of Congress
which opens to slavery a vast territory hereto
fore regarded as sacred to freedom, by solemn
and time honored compact, meets our strong
est disapprobation and dissent ; and we claim
the right as christian ministers, in view of
the moral bearings of the subject, to enter
against this act our earnest protest. We pro
test against it as an act providing for the ex
tension and perpetuity of the system of Amer
ican slavery; a system which is only evil and
that continually ; creating a demand for slave
labor, offers strong temptations to a revival of
the slave trade, and otherwise encourages sla
very in its vilest and most revolting forms,
where it otherwise would cease to exist. We
protest against this act as a measure in our
judgment dangerous to the union of these
States, contrary to the principles of the gos
pel, and exposed to the displeasure and judg
ment of God. . r
The important fortress of the Aland Isles, to
which the English have been cautiously direct
ing their attention for some time past has at
length fallen before the allied forces. Not a
man of the French or English fleet was killed
or wounded, and two thousand Russian soldiers
surrendered without offering any material re
sistance. Thus the victory of Bomersund, j
like Greytown, was achieved without the j
spilling of blood, and it is be hoped the easy
conquest will inspire the allies with sufficient j
confidence to induce them to make a demon
stration with some effect against Sebastopol,
and Constadt. i ' ' ; ;
The expedition against the Crimea, the
grand exploit of the Black Sea, is still in pro
gress. It is reported that the effort to make a
landing was unsuccessful. The time fixed
was the 27th July, and when the last advices
left the Crimea, which was eleven days from
that date, the peninsula wss still in possession
of the Russians. It is said they feel very se-
cure there, and that their fleet had come out
from Sebastopol, sailed past Odessa, and re
turned without molestation to port. . It was a
bold movement, and we can only wonder where
the allied fleets could have concealed them-
selves, or what they were about, while it was
The Russians report that they had gained a
. victory in Asia, and that the Turks had over
The Russian guard and reserve,
are advancing by forced marches to the south-
I era frontier. Prussia professes to be satisfied
with the evacuation of the Principalities, and
J openly assumes the character of a mediator.
A letter from St. Petersburg, says that not a
, . xi . A i -
; word about peace is uttered there, and if any
' one wishes it he dare not express his thoughts,
i as the old Russian war party entirely govern
From Mexico we have news up to the 22nd.
Col. Moreno reports having dispersed a band
of insurgents one thousand strong after a vig
orous resistance."" The revolution af Michoa
can seems to proceed very slowly and without
active movements of moment on either
side. The insurgents are commanded by Diaz
andjluarta. Santa Anna has issued a de;ree
enabling the religious orders to avail them
selves of the civil tribunals to enforce upon
the monks and the clergy the adherence to
their vows. An order for the confiscation of
the property of the insurgents has been issued
Don Emilio Rey has been charged, by Santa
Anna, to write the history of his last campaign
in the South. Don Sebastian
has been lately liberated by Alvarez, has been
appointed to the command of one of the new
steamers expected to arrive shortly from New
York. A committee has been formed to con
struct a line of electric telegraph from Guad
alajara to San Bias. A weekly English paper
is to be established at the City of Mexico, by
Mr. Richards. Gen. Minon and Senor Suarti,'
late exiles,, have been restored to their titles
and honors. The official paper of Monterey
announces the execution of Agapito Travino,
a celebrated highwayman. The Universal is
out again strongly in favor of the great Spanish
American alliance, which, it says is rendered
necessary by the late occurrence at Greytown
Scarcity of Grain.
Not for many years has our country been
visited with a calamity, so wide spread and
universal as the present great drouth. On
every side we hear the cry of rain, rain, and
from all quarters of the country the story
comes of short crops, and scarcity of grain.
Yet notwithstanding this universal lament,
thousands of bushels, that might feed the poor
and hungry, are being daily converted into a
soul-destrying poison. The gigantic distille
ry still continues to send forth its stream of
polution and crime, the consequences of pro-
situting to an unworthy use the bounties of
Heaven. Were it not for this there would be
an ample supply of bread for all parts of our
country, and within the reach of the hard
What then is the duty of every friend of
humanity, at the coming election 1 Shall
this accursed traffic, that is not only dragging
thousands upon thousands into infamy, pover
ty, disgrace, and crime, but grasping the
very bread from their mouths, continue to
send forth its stream of liquid fire, searing
and blighting everything in its progress, or
. shall its withering torent be stayed, by the
interposition of the strong arm of the Law ?
The question is to be decided at the ballot-box,
and will you vote "for the Prohibitory Law,"
or against it 1 Will you vote for a man whom
you know to be in favor of it, or will you com
mit it to the custody of a non-committal can
Jude Pollock before the People.
The Locofoco papers, notwithstanding they
are aware that Judge Pollock has just recov-
ered from a severe illness, have been making
the assertion that he is "afraid to show himself
before the people, lest they might discover
some of those "concealments' which he and
his party know would prove their destruction."
For their information, and to show the base
falsehoods which they are driven to fabricate,
we cut the following from the Miltonian, pub
lished at Judge Pollock's home :
. The Hon. Jakes Pollock leaves home to
day for rittsburg and various other portions
of the State. The object of the Judge is to
pay a flying visit to his countless friends and
admirers to define and assert his opinions, on
the all absorbing issues of the present guber
natorial contest. The gifted standard bearer
of the great Whig party, is too noble in his
aims to ask the suffrages of a generous public,
without giving a full, frank and fair exposition
of his sentiments, as might and ought to be
expected from a candidate for a responsible
office. His public and private purity, his
captivating eloquence kind and urbane de
portment, will secure him the respect and ad
miration of all who may form his acquaint,
ance and will result in his triumphant elec
tion. He will meet the State Central Committee,
and then woe to Bigler.
HT" A pic nic gathering of Know Nothings,
to the number of 4000 or 6000, was held in
Passed the swine law. . -. , . ; ;.
Soon be here Court week.
Still contimu the fires in the woods. i? .
Whig meeting on the Wednesday evening of
the Court, ,
Crowded ih "Good Intent" on Saturday. Full
Good House the "National Exchange," kept
by Joseph Peters, at Curwensville. j
In town on Monday the man with the wrong ;
end ofhisshirtup. He's one of 'em.
High the price of floor, and two or three
Vhoys at camp-meeting tho other day.
Splendid that beer and 'chaso,' at camp meet
ing! Phew! did'nt we Inxurate?
Eloquent the orators at the Native Convention, ,
on Saturday. Sorry they are engaged in so bad a
canse. . ,
Lota out river. That apochryphal individual.
"the oldest inhabitant." says he never saw so lit-:
tie water in the channel.
An Awful Storm at Louisville on Monday
week. Houses werelown down, and a number of
persons were killed. i
At Curwensville on Saturday the man with
the 'churn hat.' He cut quite a 'dash,' until he
got too many 'bricks' in the upper story.
Opposed Jo the 'Know Nothings' the Episcopa
lians. The New York "Churchman," came out
against them in a three column editorial, which is
well and ably written.
' Sharp to criticise Gen. Markle, for writing his
name without capital letters, and commence an
editorial leader, right above it, with a "little h."
'ESfnearly every whig paper, Ac."
Improvements. Our friend Hemphili has en
larged and refurnished his house, and visiters to
Court,'who stop with him, will find most excellent
accommodations. He is a clever fellow and a good
Batlltfleat. We-were called upon to speak at
the Native Meeiing on Saturday, but they would'nt
let us. whether we had wanted to or not. They
did'nt even give us a chance to object, We must
acknowledge that we were badly sold,
Queer way of Keeping the Sabbath selling
books, even though it should be at camp meeting,
and the publications of the Sunday School Union.
That agent must have anew way of expounding
the fourth commandment.
Not exactly Our friend of the News Letter,
thinks the "natural sleeper,' of Curwensville no
toriety, must be a ;know nothing.' Guess, from
what the proprietor of the "Good Intent" says
he belongs to the "Pay Nothings."
Iron Heads. It is said some of the Locofoco
leaders have organized a lodge of this society in
Clearfield. So much for their opposition to secret
societies. We suppose Bigler joined this order
after he was rejected by the Know Nothings.
Got the 'blind staggers' Mossop's horse, after
he came homo from camp-meeting. Must be
kctchin,' as we saw a number of two-legged ani
mals about the 'ground' laboring under a similar
"The Flea Bite'' is the title of a spicy little
sheet published at Lewistown, Pa., edited by J.
Marcus Staubcr. It is most emphatically one of
'em in its own language, a forty-borse-steam-pow
go-Wad-fnu-iii Ving littlo paper. - -1
; On our table the September number of "House
hold Words." a magazine edited by the renown
ed novelist Charles Dickins. It is an excellent
periodical, and can be obtained of E. L. McElrath
& Co.. 17 Spruce st. New York, atS2 per. annum
Not alarmed our devil at the threats some in
dividuals make about his "pencilings." He in
tends to pass on the even tenor of his way, say
just what he pleases, and bear the responsibility.
So go in lemons, crack your whip and let her
Verdant. The editor of tho Clinton Democrat
thinks that people who live "away back in Clear
field,'.';. "don't know nothing." But there is one
thing they do know, when they hear it, as it is
belched forth in his article, the braying of a
The American. Badebagh, our host, is making
arrangements to entertain a number of 'strangers
and travellers' on Court week. It is a quiet, good
house, and those who desire to be removed from
the 'noise and confusion,' and get good living, will
do well to ston with John
"ThtdiviVs among the horses."-as Bob said
the other morning, when Mossop's had "the blind
staggers," one of the stage horses fell down in the
harness, and another, at Curwensville, not only
. . . . ..
KicKea over tne traces dui -KicKeaiue duckci."
Guess' Bob was'nt far wrong.
In a snarl some of our friends in Huntingdon
county. .They had better pursue the good old
plan of sticking to regular nominations, and above
all beware of locofoco gull-traps. The only object
the locos have in view, is to slip into office, through
an amalgamation with dissatisfied whigs.
Denies it, Morr, that he is a "Know Nothing."
ACCoruinK lue ocvioco exposmons ne can easi-
ly do that, as they say it is not their real name
He says he toon't confess to a connection with any
political organisation but the Democratic party,
but if he is a "Know Nothing," according to their
story, he ia sworn not to "confess it."
A tip of our 'wide aioaiei' to friend Jokes of
the Hollidaysburg Register. "He's been a bussin
the blarny stone," as Paddy OTlahcrty said when
he nianted A. (Rnkiftl snrpr nn IIia 'omotn l,na' if
f Mr8. McBlarney; May the Register have loU of
j subscribers, and its editor, in Paddy's language,
"live a thousand years and niver grow ould."
j Large Camp Meeting We learn that the Me th-
! odist friends are holding a very large and well at-
tended "Camp" near New Washington. There
were some sixteen or eighteen tents, and several
hundred persons have been present. That's none
of your 'one horse concerns. Great country up
there, and got good living, but, Oh ! Jehosophat !
what roads? .
. Camp meeting in Bradford township. We were
there on Sabbath, and found it well attended,
lots of fun and good living, which we must confess
were about the only things that induced us to at
tend. By the way, our friend Hen. Antis, is a first
rate driver, and that coach of Sam's is "some
pumpkins of a machine." Old 'Columbus' per
formed nobly. He deserved at least half a bushel
The weather hot as forty bake-ovens. We have
been in a 'melting mood' for a week. The river,
the springs, the wells, the cisterns, the brooks,
creeks, runs, rivulets, all are dry as an old toper on
Monday morning, after the taverns have been shut
on Sunday. Like Dives, we are all crying aloud
for water, and if we don't get some soon, we'll be
gin to think we're in the same region, in which
that illustrious charaotor "lifted up his voice and
prayed for a jingle drop to cool his parched
Pursuant to previous notice, a County Con
vention of those favorable to the principles of
the American party, was held on the 2d of
Sept., in the grove near Curwensville.
" ; The meeting was called to order, by select
ing James Br,ooit,Esq., as President, and John
Hancock, and Daniel Bailt, as Vice Presi-
j dents, and Alfred Montelics and George W.
: Riieems, Secretaries.
! A committee was then selected to draft rcs
: olutions expressive of the sentiments of this
meeting. After which, the committee retired
. and M. A. Frank, Esq., was called upon to ad
dress the audience, which he did in his usual
forcible and argumentative, style; which could
scarcely fail, to convince the wavering and
' doubtful, what course, they ought to pursue..
Mr. Frank was followed . by Mr. G. W
: Rheems, in a few eloquent and applicable re
: marks : after which, Mr. Dugan moved that
this Convention nominate John Shiret, Esq.,
of Bradford, tp., as the American candidate
for county Commissioner, and Daniel Living
ston, of the Borough of Curwensville, for
county Auditor. ' '
The committee was then announced, and
the chairman reported the following preamble
and resolutions, which' were unanimously
Whereas, The present condition of our
country, loudly calls for an organization on
the part of the honest, upright, and philanthro
...w f . w. , C O ? t
pic portion of her citizens, to purge out the
a. r -r 1 i. 1. r T.
sij gian puuis ui puuncai currupiiuu, w men I aired vote- :. .;-.
have so thoroughly impregnated both the old , Resolved, That the Deputy Post .Masters be
parties, with increasing demagogueism, and relected by the people in their respective lo
unbounded foreign influence : And believing j calities. -'
that a strict adherance to the principles of J Resolved, That we disclaim any and all con
the American party, as adopted by the Ameri- j nection with either of the old parties, and as
can National Convention, of 1845, and more j Americans we stand on the broad platform of
recently by the American State Convention, the American party.
of Pennsylvania, held at Harrisburg, on the Resolved, That we have full confidence in
1st of March, 1854 ; is the only sure way, in the honesty and capacity of Bradford, Baird
which the political action of our country can and Spicer, the nominees of the American
be freed from party despotism, the wiles of : party and that we will give them and all other
Jesuitical innuences, ana maintain tne virtue
and patriotism of the times of the early Pres
idents : Therefore,
Resolved, That for all general, State, and
local offices, whether of honor, profit, or trust,
we will give our support, to none, except such
as are known to be favorable, to those princi
ples : And as we have a full State ticket be
fore the people, constituted of men long known
for their adherence to, and advocacy, of those
principles and having received, and accepted
the nomination for the respective offices, of
Governor, Judge of the Supremo Court and
Canal Commissioner ; we will give them our
full, earnest, and undivided support.
Resolved, That as there is already before
the people of this Legislative District, a can
didate in the person of Alexander Caldwell,
in whom we have the most unbounded confi-
aence, ana as no is beiievea to be lavoraoie to
the principles we advocate ; we therefore, re
commend the friends of the American cause,
to give him their cordial support.
Resolved, That in the persons we have this
day nominated for the offices of County Com
missioner and County Auditor, we recognize
men of sterling worth, and true American prin
ciples, and we will guarantee to them, the
same support already pledged to the State
Resolved, That as the American party must
inevitably become the great party of the A
merican peoplei it is therefore necessary that
we embrace the earliest opportunity of organ
izing and placing in solid phalanx, throughout
the different townships in the, county, all
those, who are favorable to the principle of
Americans born to rule America, and" that for
the futheranceof the preceding named objects,
all those who are willing to act with us in this
gruat and good cause, be requested to corres
pond, with the Clearfield American Vigilance
Committee, (viz : A. M. Hills, M. A. Frank,
O. B. MerreU, D. G. Nevling, and Wm. M.
Dugan,) for the purpose of enabling us to act
in concert, rnd with unanimity, in forwarding
me lrjir. tinnoin p nnrl inrorixfa rtC A m n
the great principles and interests of the Amer
Resolved, That a copy of this day's proceed
ings, be furnished to each of the editors of
the papers published in Clearfield, with a re- '
j nuesi ui puuiicauun.
Gen. A. M. Hills was called on to address the
..uvi wi. uujugu ui me auute resolutions,
, assembly ; winch he did in a short and appli-
? - tue ur-
gcui ucvcmu ui muse wuo lovea lue Amen-
can cause, to stand bv the State ticket, the
whole ticket and nothing but the ticket, and
; rvwcu v-ieauy miu conclusively, tnat no true
i i a i i j .
American, could support Judge Pollock, for
Governor, at the coming election. His re
marks were received with enthusiasm and ap
proved by the audience.
ALFRED MONTELIUS, Sec'y.
Nebraska Democracy. The
Chanticleer, edited by J. P. Chapman, a lea-
ding Democrat hitherto, seems indisposed to
.... r-. .
let the siaveites wear a mask anv loneer. and
pulling off the same, discloses the features
1. Deny God.
2. Denounce the Clergy.
3. Pronounce the declaration of Indepen
dence aself-evident lie."
4.. Trample on Compacts and Treaties, to
suit the demands of Fillibusters, even though
they be older and as sacred as the Constitu
tion itself, and though confirmed by it.
5. Squatter Sovereignty, which is the high
est degree of freedom to make slaves with black
and white, to practice polygamy and incest,
and to commit any other crime not forbidden
exclusively by the U. S. Constitution, and by
the laws of Congress.
6. To extend our institutions by force
everywhere' particularly the "domestic" ones,
and to plunder without limit all who are thus
7. Demagogueism instead of democracy,
and bribery instead of honest diplomacy-
8. No toleration of the right of freedom of
opinion, freedom of speech, and freedom of
the piress. .
9. The excommunication and "crushin"
out" of all heretict to this creed.
10. The abrogation of all the "obsolete"
ideas of State Rights, and the nationalization
of Slavery under the name of "National De
mocracy." 11. The power of the Senate to alter, amend
and abolish the creed of its sovereign will and
12. Free Whisky as an essential State "in
stitution." 13. A full treasury profnse squandering of
the public mony universal corruption, and
The people of St. Louis are having a
steam fire engine built. It is to be finished
by the' first of December.
The okra plant of the South will make
paper. The material is as inexhaustible as it
American Meeting in Bradford Township.
An American Meeting was held at Petera
school house in Bradford township, Saturday
evening, August 19th, the following gentlemea
acting as officers, viz:
MARTIN KYLER, President; Johh Piths,
Sr., Jacob Green, Vice Presidents; Eli Soxt,
Secretary. v ; - i
The meeting was ably and forcibly addrca
sed by Michael A. Fiiank. The committee
appointed for the purpose, presented the fol
lowing preamble and resolutions :
Whereas, Having witnessed with regret the
actions of Foreigners and more particularly
by those professing the papal faith who are
likely to destroy the best interests" of our be
loved Country by those arraying themselves as
one man under the, control and . having for
their direction in political actions the one ac
knowledged as their head, acting and govern
ing in all spiritual and political matters, there
fore with these baneful influences so plainly
demonstrated to our view, be it :
Resolved, That we are in favor of so altering
the Naturalization laws as to require twenty
one years uninterrupted residence before'-aspiring
to the right of sufferage. " '
Resulted, That none but American Native
born be eligible to office. .... . : . ... ?
Resolved, That we want a pure American
Common School System, and no division "ol
the School Fund.
Resolved, That we oppose the formations of
exclusive Foreign Military Companies. ""
Resolved, That we are hostile to all political
papal influence or Organizations.
Resolved, That we are in favour of more
stringent emigration laws.
i -n.-i tiA, a awv .ii.tivu ri x reolUcul UIU
Vice President of the United Stated be by
. - . . . - .
Resolved, That the election of President and
. American nominees our hearty support.
Resolced, That a copy of the proceedings of
this meeting be signed by the officers and for
warded to the Clearfield Republican and Rafts
man's Journal, with a request for publication.
MARTIN KYLER, Pres't.
Eli Solt, Sec'y.
Tl7"IIon David Wilmot has written a letter,
published in the Montrose Democrat, in which
he denounces the course of the- Democratic
party and the Administration on the slavery
question, and calls upon his friends in every
section to join in a determined opposition to
their encroachments. Mr. Wilmot was one of
Pierce's most ardent supporters during the
last Presidential canvass, and we are glad to
sec that he is honest and independent enough
to withdraw his support when he perceives
; that his party has betrayed the North, regard
less of their professions and promises before
the election. In this letter, which we are sor
ry we cannot find space to publish entire he
handles the administration without gloves,
and repels with scorn its "insolent mandates,
requiring adhesion to its measures as a test of
Democratic orthodoxy." Would that there
were more of the politicians of the present day
eaqnally independent- t
Election Tricks. One of the vilest tricks
ever played on the eve of an election was per
petrated by the Nebraska democrats in Iowa.
A day before the election that State was flood
ed with despatches saying, Congress had pass
ed the Homestead Bill, and it was not until
after the election, and after some seven hun
dred votes some say a thousand had been
lost "to the Free side" that the truth trans
pired that Congress had in fact passed no
Homestead bill at all, but on the other hand
the President had vetoed the River and Harbor
' bill, in the passage of which Iowa was deeply
' interested! One or two counties were thus
lost, but the result was not as efiectual as had
' been anticipated. A few were deceived but
' tho nninrtfr nr t
the majority of the State were determined to
repudiate the foul party, and were not to be
baulked by any such pretended evidences of
death-bed repentance. Pitts. Gazette.
Tornado at Lonit?ille.
CrxciSNATTi Aug. 28. The Louisville pa-
' f "ing contain full particulars
I scribes it as one of the mo8t violent storms
ever SePi over mat section. me Taint
: "-- j vuunu wrucr oi i.ieveDia ana
;a,nu;.bttet .?'ere .c101mP1.et,y jrreed'an?
rafters, and brick wall., orhino? r
.. : : : r -- j
me congregation to instant death, and woun-
ding seriously ten or twenty others. The sceno
was heartrending. Soon a large crowd assem
bled and began their search for the victims.
A mother and her three children were grouped
in death; another scene presented a "father,
mother and babe, the father dead and the
J mother mortally wounded while their little
I cn,la piacea ueneam mem escapeu uunnrt,
' being protected by the forms of its parents.
'n other instances some of the victims were
j. i i . i - . j rr. .
iouna terriuiy oruisea ana maimea. ine cat
astrophe has stricken consternation into the
very heart of the city and its people are ap
Enow Nothing Triumphs.
A correspondent of the New Orleans Picay
une writing from Pass Christian, says : .
" We had an election here, a day or two
since, for town officers, the result of. which
was, that the Know Nothings elected every
man on their ticket I don't know anything
about this order, nor do I know its members.
This is the news as given to me. There was
an election, also, at Bay St. Louis; for an Al
derman. The Know Nothing man got every
Tote but one ; so the other candidate knowa
something that is, who didn't vote for him,
and most probably who did. I am informed
that these mysterious people are plenty all
along the coast. Besides the Bay and tho
Pass, I learn they are at Mississippi city, Bil
oxi and Ocean Springs, in considerable force"
A Prettt Candidate. The Harrisburg
Keystone, a Democratic paper, says: ' -
He know that Gov. Bigler has said to Dem
ocrats of the highest character for truth andverm
city in Harrislmag, thai he approves of the prix
cipals of the Nebraska and Kansas Bill." -
The Montrose Democrat, published by tie
Speaker of the late House of Representatives,
says, on the other hand, that Gov. Bigler thus
held forth to the sundry delegates to the 8th
of March Convention:
"Gentlemen, if the convention pass such res
olutions in favor of the Nebraska Bill it must
nominate another candidate, for I will not en
dorse and run upon sveh a platform."
We have no doubt that, both these authori
ties are right, and that Got. Bigler made use
of the language imputed to him in both instan
E7" Two men, named Douglaaw- and Frio,
escaped from the jail of Marshall cp., V-,
last Seturday night. . .