The Erie observer. (Erie, Pa.) 1859-1895, October 15, 1859, Image 2

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■A. The ooloreil 'people of Canada hare
been holding a meeting to oonsider the
expediency of seeking a new home. They
propose emigrating to Jamaca, West In
ter A- Connecticut editor, having got
into &controversy with a ootemporary, con
gratulated himself that his head was safe
from a "donkey's heels." His tiotampwa
ry astutely inferred from this Ask* was
unable "to make both ends meet."
meL, A Sickles eau, in all but the shoot
ing, transpired in Chicago hist Thursday
night. The parties all move in high life,
and their 'Dames are hiersforr withheld.—
Otherwise they would be emblazoned with
all manner of ridicule.
stir bp, S. E. Cohen, who is preparing
a city directory for Philadelphia, feels him
self warranted in saying that the popula
tion of the consolidated City of Philadel
phia is now 680,000-4 large increase since
the last census.
MIS. There has been great excitement at
Guelph, Canada within a few days past, in
regard to the arrest of two brothers, Val
entine B. and Benjamin Byron, on a charge
of forcibly abducting their sister, Miss
Hannah Bacon, from a convent in that
pliu•e. The magistrates, by a majority of
five to three, chsmiksed the case, and the
decision was received by the crowd outside
t he . court: room with:rapturous applause
Ma. Seward, Senator Seward, has gone
co Egypt. How natural that 4, should
visit Africa. But will he pay his respects
to the negro regions ? We strongly suspect
that he will not. He has chosen the un
healthy season for his African visit, and
we warn his friends here, political and
personal. rftlook out for.consequen.
air At the Erie County, N. Y. Fair, last
week, there was a young girl, sixteen years
of age, who had with her a box of snakes,
eomprehending several rattle-snakes, cop
per-heads, California racers and others, all
of the most venomous character. These
snakes site handled in the most fearless
manner, winding them about her neck,
waist and arms.
le. At Detroit, Mich., a Mrs. Barry,
living in a house with Mrs. Mosier, with
whom she was not on the best of terms,
was within a few days of her confinement,
when the latter sent to her a package,
which, on being opened, proved to contain
a live snake. The horrified woman was
Immediately seized with c.onvulsiot.s. and
,iied at once.
sir A new salt mine has been discovered
at Central city, Marion county, Southern
Illinois, during some exarnivatians for
coal. A shaft was sunk to the depth of
170 feet, when nor finding coal in workable
,quantities, boring was carried down 100
teet farther, which penetrated a salt hearing
strata,- when the salt water rose to the top
of the boring, and flowed out at the rate of
from 800 to 1,000 gallons per hour.
Stir The other day a Cmcin nati mechanic,
who hacV-been suffering from a nervous
attack, took an over dose of belladona to
quiet his disordered mind. - It so excited
his brain that, during the night, he opened
the windoiy of his bed-chamber and leaped
out, breaking an arm, spraining an ankle
and badly bruising his body in other re
spects. He says he was under the im
pression that he was at a hotel, and was
opening the door to walk out.
1[ .The wife of M:. Levi Berry ofSmyrna.
Ar° 4)B .., tc'ek C'"antv' Me. attended Court at
n°u l4427 '. recently' durreg the trial of a di-
Y o ut case in which her daugher was the
libellant, and became so excited and
wrought upon mentally, by the circum
stances of the case that, though the verdict
was in her daughter's favor, site committed
suicide by drowning herself in a btook near
her house.
- Pray:moor Ooc, Mac batloora ho
met with the accident near Rome, New
York, was to suffer the amputation of one
arm on Friday. In falling from the tree
he broke a wrist. The bones protruded
and jammed into the ground several inches,
and it is supposed that earth or some other
substance stuck into the flesh about one
third way to the elbow. At that point
mortification had taken place, and hence
it became necessary to takeoff the arming,
above:the place of mortification.
Sr They are pressing the enforcement
of the Sunday law radically in Pittsburg,
Pa. The churchgoing population having
succeeded in preventing the city cars from
plying on the Sabbath, the worldly-mind
ed citisens retaliate by complaining of
their more pious brethren if they choose
to ride instead walk to church. The Rev.
Dr. Lyman of Trinity Church has been
hauled up before the Mayor for violating
the Sunday laws of that city by using his
horse instead of his own legs to convey
him to his Sunday labors.
sir The dispatch from New Orleans, an
nouncing that a body of Mexican guerril
las had taken Brownsville, has crested
profound excitement in official quarters ;
and the Cabinet will consider the propri
ety of sending a sufficient force to the Rio
Grande, not only to protect the captured
town hereafter, but to carry the war into
Mexico, and there to punish the maraud
ers. Some members of the Cabinet think
it humiliating that Fort Brown had to be
garrisoned by Mexican soldiers to protect
American citizens. Others say war actu
ally exists, as American blood has again
been spilled upon American soil.
Wiir A man named Geo. H. Drake; was
indicted at the October term of the Alle
gheny County, Md., Circuit Court in the
year 1825, for the murder of Benedict
Nathey, and committed to jail at that time,
from which be made his escape soon after
his incarceration and was at liberty until a
few days agri when thinking perhaps that
an absenoe of thirty-four years had oblit
erated all recollection of the crime, he
ventured again to his old home,Cumberland,
Md., and on Friday last was againarrested
and lodged in jail. At the time of his es
cape the Gov. (Joseph lient)and council,
offered a reward of $3OO for his arrest. But
three of the Grand Jury by whom he was
indicted are now living. All the lawyers
then practicing at the Allegheny Bar, and
all the then officers of the Court have since
died. •
WA. Lady FRANKLIN, that true woman
and devoted wife, has at last learned the
fate of her husband. All the rest of the
world has had no doubt for years of his
death. Still she would never rest satisfied
until specific information was bbtainetl.—
The steamer Fox, sent out by lady Ataxic
' iw, found the record of Stn Joint Fung
us's death. At Point William, on the north
west coast of King William's Island, was
Sound a record, dated April 28, 1848, signed
by Captains Csozixe and Frruswes, stating
that up to that date, one hundred and five
of the party were alive, and nine officers
and fifteen other men had died, and that
Fa&witi.te himself had departed this life
on the I lth of June, 1847. The Erebus
and Terror were abandoned on the .25th of
April 1848, and the Esquimau report that .
one of the vessels was crushed the ice
and sank, the other being forced on shore.
The stavivon, on l t =the ships. PM'
ceeded southwards, the Greet pi s h
River, and perished from privation and the
rigor of the climate.
Istiraws was 61years old when he died.
He stetted on his third and last adorn'.
nate Aretie espoditio non the 26th of May,
1845. Robust in body and health, it would
seem as if nature had intended him to live
to an advanced age. Associated with his
memotif i will ever be the heroleadeentures
of Dr. Loa, the martyr of science and ire.
inanity. The details of nave - wee death
will be looked for with great interest. The
T . 1 is closed.
B. F. SLOAN, Editor
The Election--the County.
Not within our recollection has Erie
county polled so light a vote as that on
Tuesday. Aud not within the same space
of time has there been so little interest
evinced. Evisn to-day (Friday forenoon)
there are qui4e a number of districts that
have not beat heard from at all, while oth
ers have beeti heard from only in part. In
this state of apathy it has been impossible
to prepare a table of the vote this week ;
we therefore are compelled to go to press
with a general statement of the result, as
near as can be arrived at from such returns
as have been received. The Republican
majority in the county will not be, we think,
over 800. It may reach 900. The vote
for the Legislature is close betweeollanto
( Independent ) and 0 trirsisos ( Republican )
with chances decidedly in favor of the lat
ter. HINDZSAION Independent candidate
for Commissioner, has distanced BROCK W AY,
Republican, three or.four hundred, and is
consequently elected. This is gratifying.
especially in view of the fact that he was
opposed by some, who should notlhave
done so, because:he:warn:brought out first
in the columns of this paper IlLet alksuch
learn a lemon—anoti that lesson is, that the
mass of the voters are not such fools as
they are themselves.
lie Result in the State.
We ha e but few reliable returns from
the Stat . As in this county, so in the
State at lirge,'s, very small vote was polled;
and the opposition—the party without a
name—claim a victory. Some of their pa
pers claim it by 10,000, but there is no war
rant for any such claim. They may have
the State, but by a small majority : on the
other hand we should not wonder, when
they get through figuring from telegraph
ic reports, and turn their atfintion to the
official court, if they would find they had
no majority at ill. But wait and see.
Good Authority
The election is :over, and the canklron
which has approsi:ched very near to the
boiling point in our own state, cad quite so
in some of our neighboring commonwealths,
will now have a chance to cool until next
year ; still, when we find a good thing, po
litically, we are!bound togive it to our read
ers. In this category is some of the senti
ments uttered by Hon. Taos. Caowix, in
the cuirass in Ohio. CORWIN took the
stump }or the Republican ticket, but soon
found the doctrines promulgated by a ma
jority of that party, and those he enter
tained, were incompatable—and in his off
hand sledge-hammer style, be pitched into
his co-laborers, the Cptisea, Oiddingses, and
all other abolitionisti who declare that the
fugitive slave law must not be obeyed. In
a speech he delivered at St. Clairsville
was especially severe on the treasonable
and fanatical leaders who control the Re
publicans of Ohio. He is reported in the
Gaulle lOpp.) of thatiplace,:as:saying in re
gard to the fugitive slave law :
"That is the law, and we have agreed to
abide by it—the law IS constitutional and
it must be OBEYED. Young lawyers with
soaped mustachios and a cigar a foot long
in their mouths, who had curiously glano
ed over Clackstone's commentaries, and,
had read Swan on Executors and Admin
istrators, and perhaps seen Wilcox's Forms,
had no hesitation in pronouncing it uncon
stitutional ; but in the face of such distin
fruished authority IT IS constitutional, and
it is the law of the land—the highest and
most intelligent tribunals in the land have
so pronounced it—so decided it, and there
can be no doubt about it."
The Pau* says Mr. Corwin further de
"Now, it being the law, it must be obey
ed—if it is resisted, it is felony ; if resisted
by an armed force, it is treason, and those
who resist it must be shot—must be hung.
Some men among us have a doctrine they
call higher law doctrine, and beyond the
Constitution, and my that they will not
obey law. 1 These gentlemen are tinitors,
and must 14e elevated to a purer atmosphere
—suspended—hung up."
'this is gbod authority, besides it is well
said. In our estimation it presents the only
sovereign yemedy for removing the polit
ical complaint described as treason. We
like the prescripticui—regard it as a cathol
loon for all the serious evils which admit of
such severe treatment—end feel free to say
that it is the only instrumentality which
contains the promise of eradicating disloy
alty to the constitution. Moan extreme
rilsort, it is true, but unadectionaile when
applied to prevent the dismemberment of
the Union. If Coawnt wants his party
hung, why by all means /et us have the
services of hang-men, wherever and when
ever it is attempted to violate the decisions
of the constituted highest judicial authori
ty or contravene the ' • Su of the
general compact--q only by the
contrition that the workers of the treason
shall be citizens of some State within the
bounds of the common sovereignty, as dis
tinguished from a member of the confed
eration which has availed itself of secession.
I. California seems to be fatal to the
personality of leading politicians. The
papers tell us that Broderick is the mo
oned Congressman from California that has
had his term cut abort by duelling. The
other was the Hon. Edward Gilbert, who
was one of the first two members elected
from that State. The Hon. Joseph C. )(drib.
ben, a member of the last House, also got
into a personal difficulty during the can
vise, which led to a hostile correspondence,
and ended in an apology ; and Herbert, a
member of the previous Congress, came
near being hen i ' for the murder of a wait
er at Willard's Hotel in Washington.
la. Our neigbor of the Gazette is a hap
py philosopher. Lent week he denounced
Jos. Henderson, Esq., the successful can
didate kw Commissioner, as a "disorganise',
and earnestly urged all good Republicans
to vote against him. This week he turns
round and claims him as a "Republican. ,,
.Last week he said he bad "lent" himself
to "disorganise" the party,—but, presto
change, this week he pats him on the back,
and marshals him under the "Republi
can" banner. Now, the truth ia, Mr. Hen
derson, if we are correctly inkormed, is not
• Republican in the general acceptance of
the term. He was a consistent member of
the Whig party, but sines the abandon
ment of that or lion. has taken no
part in polities, and hence was deemed,
from that circumstance, a suitable man for
the people to rally around in the emergen
cy which called hie name Out. And they
did rally around him, without distinction
of party, as the vote shows !
Death of Senator Broderick
The last mail flout califoruia brings
news of the death of Iron. 1 . 1%.1. to C. Blimp-
FAH & Senator of the United *ate., at
the hantli of .fudge TKuttr, thelityrenne
Court of that Statv, in a duel near San
Fr:lnt:6(v, fought on the inotniog of the
13th of September. There was but one
exchange of shots, Broderick being shot
through the lungs, thus receiving a wound of
which he died on the 16th. Terry was the
challenger, Broderick having imßuted to
him corruption in office. In this Broderick
was unquestionably wrong, as Terry is a
man of rough integrity, and perfectly fear
less in the discharge of any duty which may
devolve upon him. While actually a pris
oner, with weapons in hand, he defied the
Judicial Committee of the Vigilante, when
brought before them for issuing a writ
of habeas corpus, where a citizen had been
seized by the Vigilante. The correspond
ent of the New York Tribiaitspeakti of him
as not qualified by learning, talent or mor
al character for the judicial station of Chief
Justice of the Supreme Court of California.
This judgement, the Boston asnier says, is
not correct, as every real jurist who has
read the published opinions of Judge Terry
will at once admit. lie was just the man
for the place, at a time when a new State
was taking form and assuming the duty of
reducing to system, and applying its funda
mental laws. Ile had to administer the
common law in connection with the Statute
"Code," and in so doing exhibited a clear,
sound and vigorous intellect, although per
haps not in a style which could command
the approbation of the thlletanti of the law,
in older communities. In politic s , Judge
Terry was an ultra Southern Democrat, and
this fact may account for the manner in
which be has been spoken of by the 73-i
-bune's correspondent. The deceased Semi
tor was a man of great energy, who rose
from a very humble rank in life, and car
ried with him in his subsequent career some
of the worst characteristics of his early as
sociations, while at the same time there
were many traits that commanded the ad
miration of his fellows. His chief fault as
a public man was that he had no fixed
principles of moral or political action, and
was easily led astray by desining flatterers.
This weakness led to the duel, which re
sulted in his death. Ile took the Forney
side on the question of admitting Kansas,
and with his natural intrepidity and indis
cretion,: stopped at no terms of personal
opprobrium in speaking of his opponents,
especially in the late State canvass, so that
at the time of his death be had two other
duels in perspective. Except with regard
to Kansas he acted with the administration
party, but on that question he not only
listened to the invidious counsels of Mr.
Forney and others of that stamp, but re
duced them to practice : and when he dis
covered by the result of the State election
that he had misunderstood the sentiment.
of the people of California, and that the
friends of Douglas even had not stood by
him, he became desperate, and was pre
pared to stake his life upon the personal
issues which he had raised between himself
and Judge Terry, Senator Owin, and Mr.
(Prom the Su) Francisco liteng4, Sept. 20.)
Caret or rim Lea..—The steamer of to
day will bear to the East the intelligence
of the death of the lion. David C. Broder
ick, late Senator of the United States, from
a wound received in a duel—his antago
nist being the lion. David S. Terry, Chief
Justice of the Supreme Court of California.
No affair of the kind ever took place in
this State that was so grossly misrepresent
ed. A studied attempt has been made to
mislead the public mind in regard to all
its circumstances, and we have little doubt
that by to-day's mail the slanders so mon
strously circulated among the people of
California, will with equal industry be dis
seminated throughout the Atlantic States.
Of this willful perversion of facts we must
acquit the immediate friends of the de
ceased Senator. For the most part, their
sorrow at his loss has not made them un
just. The outcry comes from the Black
Republicans, by whom the opportunity has
been seized with ferocious avidity to make
capital for their party.
The effort, we are happy to say, has en
tirely failed. It is well known that the dif
ficulty between Messrs. Terry and Broder
ick was wholly disconnected with the late
canvass. Neither was it identified in any
single particular with the antagonism be
tween Messrs. Broderick and Gwin. Mr.
Terry has never been a friend of Mr. Gwin;
he has never had any affiliation, personal
or political, with that Senator, and further
more, we have the most positive assurance
that no friend of Mr. Gwinn was in Mr.
Terry's confidence in relation to his pro.
Micorrespondencewith Mr. Broderick.
nch for the charge of conspiracy.— .
The vile accusation of unfairness in the
fight has already been abundantly refuted.
A Grins Episcopal
Church treats all attempts to introduce the
negro question into its conventions and
other deliberations differently from some
of the other Churches. It meets all agita
tors at the threshold, and puts its foot up
on their dogmas. For example—we copy
from the report of the proceedings of a
Diocesan Convention recently held in New
York :
"Ur. John Jay presented a petition to
the convention that. it should express its
reprobation of the slave trade, and other
wise encourage a sound Christian sentiment
on the subject. Mr. Jay warmly advocat
ed a resolution to refer the paper to three
clergymen and three laymen, who should
report thereon to the next convention.—
The document was not accepted." '
No one answered Mr. Jsr's speech, but
when he had finished, the convention vot
ed unanimously, with the exception of Mr.
JAY, that it would not receive the paper.—
The thing was done as quietly as it was
promptly. No apology was made for the
course adopted—the convention—unlike
the American Tract Society, which adopted
a similar course at its last meeting—not
deeming it necessaryfto justify action which
justified itself in the t.riinds of all sensible
people. Mr. JAY had presumed to intro
duce a foreign and irrelevant question, and
he win permitted to withdraw it without
an angry word from any quarter. The re
buke was all the more severe that it was so
gently administered.
mi. We see it stated that a successful
trial of gas, manufactured from water, took
place at Wilmington, Del., last Saturday
evening. A namber of scientific men. and
several persons connected with the Phila
delphia pi works, were present. Accord
ing to the North Americas, the experiment
was so successful—the new gas so much
more brilliant than that made trom
that the Northern Liberties Gas Company
has determined to substitute this new pro
-cow for the one its bai been hitherto using.
The cost of this new gas, it stated, will
be from 30 to 508. 1 -per thousand feet, and
will save nine tenths of the labor and ex
pense otorecting coal gas works.
ter Our neighbor of the Obso-rir will
notice that Mr. LAIRD was telegraphed
abroad as -the Anti-Lecompton candidate
for Assembly," Who dui it,.net know not;
but it is strums tlutt be shoal have been
thus classified, when
. thoett Anottnetive in
his favor in thlisity wame how Lamp
ton Nnxicraterlife belkircl44l4,kw of
the 06serea. : .enerteeldilleeirtit Wean
votes for Iv. L.—Or-eat.
Certainly we notice It, and what of it.—
Every body here knows that whoever tele
graphed it, perpetrated a verypetty piece
of meanness, as well as sent road a very
miserable little falsehood. therels no one
knows better than the Editor of the Ga
ulle that Mr, Laird 'res not run npon "7
such issue. We are disposed to let the dead
past bury the dead peat, and =old support
a man who opposed the Leoompton policy
of the President as heartily as one who did
not, provided he did not attempt to make
that an issue ; but if he did, we would pitch
into him with the same vigor we did into
Hiram Brockway.
stir The Express is most efficient Dem
ocratic paper, as the following islets will
show. It denounced, and refused to sup
port the Democratic state ticket until two
weeks before the election. It then run up
the names of the candidates, but was very
careful not to print tickets and circu
late for theta ; and if the Editor voted for
them, which is questionable, he did so with
a ticket printed at this office, and at our cr
pense / Verily, the Editor of the Express is
an efficient anzilery, and addition to the
Democracy of Erie I
NOT Porrati.—The London Mutrated
741 nm is evidently not "up," as the actors
say, in American politics. Think of such
a bundle of errors as is found in the follow
ing extract from its budget of American
news, under the date of September 17th :
"The Presidential nominations form the
the chief topic of conversation in America.
There are three candidates in the field—
Wire, Douglas and Bolts. At the last ac.
counts Bolts was a.little ahead."
Etna, Oct. IL—Lively times took place
at Erie election to-day with three tickets in
the field, but at this writing the result is
unknown.—DiapatrA In Harruburg Telegraph.
The man that telegraphed the above must
have had a very "lively" brick in his hat,
which not only made him see double, but
treble. If the other reports are as void of
truth as this, then good by to the ,reported
republican triumph.
OIL. The "Dutch have taken Holland,"
and the Republicans have carried Ohio.
By what majority it does not matter—
whether it is one or twenty thousand, it is
all the same.
The Duel between Broderick and
The San Francisco raw of the 14th nit
says that in accordance with our anticipa
tions the expected duel between t3ena
tor Broderick and Terry, took place yes
terday morning in a small valley ten miles
frowMercer Lake. The parties went out
of town the night previous, passing the
night in seperate localities. At si o'clock
Broderick and Terry arrived on the ground,
attended by their seconds and physicians,
the Hon. J. C. McKibben and Mr. Coulter
for Broderick, and Calhoun Benham and
Thomas Hayes for Terry. On descending
from their carriages, the parties seemed to
be in the best spirits, neither being anxious
or nervous as to the result.
About half an hour we. occupied in the
suvansemants Tan psol3lll- were marked
off, and the principals took _their stations'
the seconds divested them of their outside
coats, white collars, and other articles
which might present prominent targets ;
also, of their watches, and the coin in their
pockets. One of the seconds then read
aloud the code dwell°, which occupied a short
time. Mr. Coulter then addressed the two
gentlemen, saying he wished to be under
stood that he should count "one, two," af
ter the word "fire," after which he would
say, "stop :," no shot must be fired after
During this time the principles maintain
ed their positions, and listened with com
posure to these details. Judge Terry stood
with his head thrown slightly back, look
ing toward his antagonist. Each held s
pistol in his hand, pointed to the ground.
Each was dressed in black clothes, and
wore a slouched hat. Mr. Broderick stood
erect, but with his head rather down. The
positions of the two were somewhat differ
ent. Judge Terry maintained that of a
practiced duellist,. presenting only the
edge of his person; keeping his left hand
and shoulder well behind bun. Mr. Brod
erick, on the contrary, , though at first as
suming a position somewhat similar to that
of Terry, seemed to prefer a careless and
less constrained one, and gradually pre.
seated more of his body to the fire of his
opponent ; he held his pistol rather awk
wardly, andseeming to feel this himself be
once or twice turned the wrist of his pistol
arm to the right with his left hand,as though
endeavoring to comply with some pro
scribed directions previously given him.
From that time hißldid not raise his eyes
until the word was given fire.—Once his
right foot got a fraction beyond the line,
when Mr. kl,c/iibben replaced it. The bar
ing of Terry, though he assumed a more
practiced and motionless attitude, was not
one jot more that of an iron-nerved man
than was that of Broderick.
At a quarter before 7 Mr. Coulter pro
nounoed the words, "Are you ready ?"
"Ready," responded Terry, and "Ready"
was uttered by Broderick. Immediately
after, "Fire, one two," was pronounced in
moderately quick time. Broderick raised
his pistol, and had scarcely brought it to
an angle of forty-five degrees from its down
ward position when, owing to the delicacy
of the hair trigger, it was discharged, the
ball entering the ground four pates in ad
vance of him. Terry Sled a few instants
later, taking deliberate aim. There was a
perceptible interval in the two reports.—
At that instant Broderick was observed to
clap his left hand on his right breast, when
it was seen that he was wounded. He
reeled slowly to the tent, and before the
second could reach him he fell to the
ground, his right leg doubled under him,
still grasping his weapon. Terry, upon
discharging his pistol, folded his arms hold
ing the pistol still smoking in his hands,
but did not move from hieposition, Broder
ick's seconds ran to his Md. - and Dr. Loehr
commenced to staunch the wound. The
bullet entered Just forward of the nipple,
and lodged, as was supposed, under the
left arm. He was soon afterwards borne
into town in his carriage,
Previous to this, Terry and his Mends
left the field, driving ra pidly, into town,
and started at ones hoes the north beach,
where a host was waiting, and
to Oakland, where they took a private
veyanoe to Bowels. On their arrival at
Baled* they took an overland oonveyence
to Sacramento.
Hr. Broderick was taken to the house
of Leonidas Haskell, at Black Point, where
he was visited during the day by hundreds
of his friends. He was able to speak dur
ing the afternoon, but, owing to his wound
ardidation was generally In
distinct and unintelligible.
The correupondent of t u bis
nity inasti
Minas that at 91 this (lath )
Mr. brasdied his
and sorrow pervade the whole
Flags are at hallmark uni on The
stores are cuing , sedan the
hogs, and even timprivate houses, ars Inuit
and dressed in mourning.
' pat mut ?chewy.
a i r The Bnabury sad Brie Railroad com
pany have preaured anther sew lagine, and
named ii the Warm.
air I. V. !wog It Co., have opened an
Oyster Depot In the Merton Hoer, near the
sir JOlll It. Fussen, Esq., proposes to
establish • new paper at Painesville, Ohio, to
be called "The_Press." It will be a • 'live"
paper, doubtless.
NIL The "Armor and airdesr," tbr Octo
ber, published by A. K. Braaotra, Phila., has
been received. It costa $1 per year, and at
that priors we autnot see why it should not be
in the heads of ail -agriculturalists.
Sir TIN citizens of Peru, Ell., were disa
greeably senprised on Thursday of last week
by finding that the banking house of A.•Cruick -
shank had failed fora large amount, and closed
its doors. A large number of business men
are vietimisai.
Stir Speaking of Oysters, if any our read
ers went to taste these delicacies, cooked in
the beet style, let them call in at Harris' Sa
loon and order CHARLZT ?firms to serve them
up is his peculiar way. He is unrivaled in
the art.
soar We have Witt some unexampled tine
wither during the past week, and if our far
mers have not availed themselves of it, the
fault will be their own There rover was bet
ter weather to secure the fall crop : and, take
it all in all, there probably has not been for
many years so good a erop to *scut.
mi. We publish on our first peso, this week.
a deeply interesting account of the late bal
loon voyage of La Mountain and haddock,
written by the latter gentleman. The story
of their wanderings and sufferings will be read
with much interest, and we make no apology
for occupying so much of our space with the
glir The buildings, engine house, together
with a large amount of oil, not yet put in bar
rels, owned - by COI. DRAYR, of the Titusville
oil well, were burned on Friday night last.—
The Lou is about $lO,OOO, but as the Colonel
says the "bole" id still there, he thinks he'll
make it up in a short time. lie has already
been in and ordered a new Engine of Lititile.
Marsh it Co., and will have the pump at work
again in a few days.
ips., The managers of the Erie CO. Fair are
coming to their senses. We see by the (hurl,.
that they are to hold a meeting at the Court
House, in this City, on the 22d inst., for the
purpose of considering the propriety of aban
doning the present Fair Grounds, and, we pre
sume, abandoning the Fair itself: To the for
mer we have no objection, but to the latter we
are decidedly opposed, provided those - inter
ested will take hold- of the matter, and conduct
it on a liberal bases.
Sir The Gazelle says "Foaxsy's Press took
bold and manly ground-against the Democratic
State Ticket in several issues immediately pre
ceding the election," and adds, "The Prrm
unlike some papers professing the same doc
trines, consistently inkintains its position."—
And the Press, unlike some other papers we
know of, but which ought to, has gone over
body and soul to the Reptiblican%. A happy
MS. Previous to the election the Gazette
wu very much afraid there was a "conspiracy
on foot to defeat our (its } most excellent candi
date fortounty Committee, Hiram Broekaway,
Rag." According to the heat of our knowledge
and belief, the result has shown that the "con
spiracy" embraced a very considerable portion
of the Republican party.
t er Local items are es scarce this week as
money in an Editors pocket, and while we were
regretting the happy fact that we have no mur
ders to record, no accidents to relate, no row
dies to show up, our eyes fell upon a stray 6-
change, the Local of which wan similarly
troubled,' His philosophy took a happy turn,
and we cannot forbear copying a portion of it.
He says : "But, reader, be thankful, for 'no
news' is in truth 'good news.' Among all our
thronging, busy, city life this week, no fear
ful casualty fell upon human hearts and lives.
No one left his poor mortal remains a thing of
mystery or of horror for a coroner's jury.—
Human passion and human frailty did not leap
forth into startling shape or deed of woe and
terror. Our railroad trains, the swift shuttles
of commerce and intercourse, moved to and
fro, in and out from our city yesterday, and
the hundreds of precious lives entrusted to the
faith of flying wheels along the clanging rails,
no disaster is reported. How much, then, is
included in a dull day, and how justly it may
be deemed a consummation of all success, when
the oomplicated machinery of our life that day
shall leave no record to blanche the cheek or
wring the heart. Reeder, thank God for these
dull days !"
SW We lean that the name of the station
on the Sunbury and Erie road at Columbus
has had a re-ohristianing, and that "Faries"
has been discended:and Columbus substituted.
A sensible conclusion to a very nonsensical
J' We clip the following sensible e.rtiole
from an exchange r and think it has hit the
right place for - making times easy. We hope
those who are in arrears to the "Observer," or
Who are kindly disposed toward it, will take
the hint, and send along the "dollar or two "
The writer sensibly says : "Give all the edit
ors 'a dollar or two' to carry in their pockets,
and a hopeful ray of mental sunshine will soon
light up their depressed - and desponding spirits,
and direptly you may read in their papers of
46 change' in the financial condition of the
country. This will induce timid capitalists
and bankers to put out their funds which they
have called in—manufacturers to hoist the
gales and start the wheels of their machinery.
and thug give honorable employment to the
honest hands. This will create a demand for
agricultural produce for 'Nome •consumption,'
put money into the pockets of farmers, and
they, In retain pay the Printer. the storekeeper,
the Leila, the blacksmith, the schoolmaster,
and others. Try it. There is no lees money
in the world now, but much more, than at any
previous( time. All that is locos=: • to restore
business; is simply to restore cot aloe, and
put the Money, now buried up or lying idle,
into satire circulation. If you owe the printer
a dollar or two for his paper, orfor advertising,
pay hintpromptly—the whole if you can—a
part axinow, and as will in return pay those
to wheels nu is idebted, and thus, throughout
all the ramifications of business, new life and
nativity Mould at ones be manifested. Send
us a dollir or two aittL try it."
IIL. A London letter writer says Charles
Dickens is about worn out : fast breaking
up. fl. caret, his troubles, his years, his
habits, and incessant labor to make both
ends mast, have taxed his mental powers
till the are breaking down. In his read.
Inge he looks like a decayed bean, a patch.
ed, *tiled, waked hadowsger.
Brio and Railroads
There is, perhaps, no city in the western part
of our state that has, or should have. brighter
prespette them our Own, a n d we think no place
in the satire vest, has the means and oppor
total, a abundant, to become a large and in
dependent etimmunity. Situated on the beau
tiful and sheltered hay of Presque Isle on Lake
Erie, the extreme northwestern point of the
State, our city faces the west, and looks out
upon the great agricultural states that stretch
far sway in the wake of the sun, sad it.
sees, too, with regret, the mighty fleets bear
ing the commerce of these states passing by
as, seeming not to know of, or care for the
beautiful harbor that would take them to its
embrace and shelter. Hut a new era is,about
to open—a new time commenced for our good•
A great line of railroad will soon be opened,
connecting Erie with the Atlantic seaports :
and even now the Iron Horse seems impatient
to perform this journey, sad bring to us, if he
can, that prosperity for which we have sighed
for the last twenty years.
It is pertinent here to inquire how and in
what way is this city to be beuefitted by the
completion of the Sunbury and Erie Rail Road?
Philadelphia stands at one end, and Erie at the
other ! the first a great city with its manufac
tures, and trade,land commerce, ready at once
to use the facilities afforded by this great im
provement—the other city with neither man
ufacturers, nor commerce, nor trade enough to
fill scarcely one car every twenty-four hours.
We ask, from whence shall proceed that pros
perity so long looked and prayed for by our
people' Where are the vessels whose sails
shall whiten our harbor' What business con
nections have our merchants that shall bid
these vessels to unburden their various cargoes
at our wharves, to be distributed by our people
to their destination " Who owns the fleets that
are expected to anchor in our harbor ' What
citizen, among us. is making preparation. to
carry out the great ideas of business that are
culminated at our street corners ' What cap
italist is investing his money in building steam
ers and propellors for the expected improved
trade of our city' We have nut now as much
business. independent of our coal trade, as
would load a steamer once a month, and we are
puzzled to know, under the present state of
things, how our liii.iness !atoll, as a city, is to
be built up by the mere completion of a road
to the harbor ' Von answer that it will invite
business by the directness of its route and the
cheapness of its rates : This is true in a gen
eral sense—but from what Tomer is this road
to derive its freight. The little pittance 1/us
city can furnish now would w,t pay for the fuel
of a Locomotive+-henee. the road soot look
elsewhere for liusint-.s. If it look. to the Lake
for it, it see., there what we see now. and have
seen fur years, that our , •ify ha. laded to se
cure even a small share of the trade that floats
upon its surface lire has fixed the p w .j_
tion of Mart, which .leper I for their prosperity
upon Lake navig it butt. an I they have tilt urid
advantages of which ,frothing can deprive them,
and we grieve to say that Erie has heretofore,
at least, not been tote of th.,,e natural marts.
It appears to us dint Erie for Lake trade is
not so advantageously situated a. hit+ been
claimed for her It iilroads by their snick
transit and cheap t Inv 113ce rollipl”t ,tic
of -
olized the carrying of passengers, iw I is ma
king rapid strides in securing the freight bus
tiles; also. This seems to b. , the fact—if water
carriage is the cheapest, then it will be used
to its farthest event, to Buffido—if it is costly,
then it will stop either at Detroit, or Cleveland
—in either event, not reaching as tar as Erie.
or else giving her the go by .A ship
say, at Chicago, for the Etstern market eau
carry fur the same price to Buffalo as to Erie—
and all the merchandise that starts for its des
tination by rail will not be diverted from it
until it reaches its consignees. A portion of
western trade will undoubtedly reach the Sun
bury and Erie road. lint it will not come by the
Lake, but will be handed to it by the western
road, which, by an act of assemby, is very
properly compelled to make suitable connec
tion at the hartior. But what advantage is this
to our city Were the Sunbury and Erie rail
road completed to-morrow, she would see no
other stranger right at the hay than her own
arrival, the whistle of her engine would wake
up nothing more than the loafer around the
dock. Something more must he done by our
city than building a railroad—she must go to
work and find smoothing for that road to do
which will be a direct gain and profit to her
citizens. Our people must wake up—new en
ergy must be infused among all classes—the
old fogies must stand out of the way, and not
retard the footsteps of those they will neither
help uor understand. The city cou.t furnish
the trade, and the railroad. are the great I:L
-ei/Ries far its succes. Trade and business
depend upon the products of the Earth, and
the creations of industry and ingenuity in me
chanicaland manufacturing pursuits. We have
but little surplus produce, and no manttfactures
worth while mentioning in connection with the
capacity of a great line of railway—we must
manufacture—we must build up a city here
that shall rival Pittsburgh in the hum of its
machinery—the smoke of a thousand workshops
must ascend on high, and mark the places of
industry beneath. We must become workers
in iron, and wood—machine shops andmanu-
facturies of all kinds must flourish in our
midst—iron. nails. glass. steam engines, rail
road cars, and fabrics of cotton and wool can
he made as wetland as cheaply here, by us,
who are nearer the market fur consumption, as
they are made in Philadelphia. Pittsburgh or
elsewhere—in no way else can w e b ecome great
and important. The industry of the head and
hands is the only real wealth of any people__
and though a thousand railroads were in and
about us, without our own labor and its profit
we would be dependent on the varied whims
and channels of commerce. Look at Cleveland
and Buffido--once progressive, and fast grow
ing rich and powerful—hut now. the sceptre of
trade and commerce has Leer snatched from
their hands, and planted lar beyond their reach
—they are examples of the treachery of coin
meree—and or the inconstancy. of but one
branch of business. These two cities, like us,
have no manufactures—they were and are
strictly commercial cities, ever dependent on
the trade of the Lakes, and the transit of mil
lions of. tons of produce trite ,„the West to the
East, and the corresponding return of mer
chandise from the East. The busin ess h as loft
them, and been monopolised by the very roads
that were to he so great a benefit. The trade
goes through them, not even stopping to look
at the old haunts from which it has departed
forever. Shall it lie so with Erie! Shall we
wit+ many advantages of position—with coal
and iron are in abundance—with a tine climate
and luxuriant soil—with groat facilities for
transportation--shall we, now, that so much
has been done, fall back in the race, and our
locality become in reality, what we are now
called in reproach, "sleepy borrow." No, no,
like Philadelphia and Pittsburgh we must be
come a manufacturing and mechanical people—
the busy hum of myriad wheelk must declare
our independence—the wealth that alone flows
from industry must be ours—the oontentment
and integrity of character that follows labor
must be secured, and then the shrill whistle of
every train will be the significant answer to
the roar ..r out inachincr ) th,,,
red pro4uctsare being ilistribittegl ditorlgh
l a n& Let us remember that imitsor y ho
true source of wealth, happiness, a n d
. 1,1
that supineness, neglect, and idlenes s nre •t, •
true sources of regret, ruin, awl y
Astrruss ;law hianteisc.—Which,
by, is nothing very strange in these ds).,
lately been introduced to the notice 4
medicine swallowing community, awl
what we know of the "weed" from whio ) 1 ,
obtained, and have read of the curative qual..
ti cs of its "Extract," we are inclined t o t h ink
it entitled to more confidence than man) uttwr
Preparations of greater pretensum,
source, however, from which it is ohra, ne l_
the common Water Pepper ur g r
, t 4
as It is frequently called, will no doubt,
its value in the esteem of those who think .1
medicine to be efilpious must be either r,f f„,
eign growth, or else very scarce and haul
procure—but to our way of thinking, the u.r l
fact of an herb springing forth spontaheo.,.;
and abundantly along the wayside and aroor:i
the dwellings of the high and the low, is
strongest evidence of its usefulness, awl
that it was designed to contribute in some ir
to the welfare of the eorumunityLwher e n .
found. That this herb possesses every aetiv.
and valuable medicinal properties. is I, eyr.n I
doubt. This has been long known to r „
country people, and some physicians to. 1.11 , .
held it i n hi g h esteem, hut the %ery fact of •.
great abundance has caused it to I,e undervai
ued by the many, and the difficulty with wt b
its active properties are said to be secured.
hitherto deprived in a great measure, th e
mnnity of the benefits of this most ex.-F.11, w
herb. But as this difficulsy no longer et...
we predict the genernladoption of this
visa Pain Killer and Family medicine ihr-ugt,
out the country. The proprietors I
tors' of this City, furnish the Extract .n a r
oentreted form, put up in a very neat u.ktr , ,
with full directions housing it. and a
of the diseases for which it is the
We commend to our friends a fair tris: •
humble and long neglected weed
air We have received from Di E
soN, the proprietor of the Quaker ( I,
Publishing House, Philadelphia, a c , ..1)
new work he has just issued entitle.' t /1
rtf Ali RelegionA, - by SANUIL SNvtitr. _
We have looked through it with a good .I. h
pleasure and profit. It is just what it p ,r,•
to be, and is written as far as we are
judge, without a particle of Sectarian 1.,,- -
The facts of history are given in conei-e
plain language, and the reader left to irot
his own conclusions and deductions In
light it is just the Book that ought to 1•
the library of every household. We have .. • s
been in company when the question of the
igin of this or that denomination was 4115C14-
sed. as well as their main points of faith, am
we have always observed it wide diversity
sentiment and information. With thin It-,
in hand any question in regard to any lirsn•.
oft he Christian Church or any Denominat ...n
be dkided at once. By remitting the pull.-,
er $l, together with twenty cents in I -
stamps to pay the postage on the work.
he Sent, together with a gift ranging u. , •
(ruin Jot cents to $lOO.
New List of liranil Juror% r,„.., t,..•
Oyer and Terminer, to he hel.i At 1., •
the first Monday in Nov. I<o.-1'
naham, Foreman, Byron I
Lewis Brace. H. Litchfield. •
Conneaut: W. A. Lee. John M LI
borereek ; Benj. Sterrett. Eta-t
burn. McKean: A. 1). I'.
I,u oL S.Conrad, Ifillereek • WI:: ft II it .
Allinson Sherwooil, Joseph M. , : '
Eli K.endi, James S. Bryant I.
Mutisee, \ en:lngo ; Lem t•:::
(korge Sherman, Luther •-t
field ; Seth Smith, North East I I \
ams, Waterford; Chandler M, 1.,• :::
Botta: Eh Colton, Elk Creek
/Mr List of Traverse Juror
of Oyer and Terminer, to Is. Itebt .‘•
on the first Monday in Nov.
ty Salsbury, Philander Newton, t aut
S. T. Gibson; Edinboro ; James
cord; Joseph ItteCarter, Sen., • 1.1.111 1
dings, Thomas Carr, Perry Lee. A. N tees.
Harborcreek ...Joseph 0. Sherman, •tewart
Brock, Frederick Warner. Hobert k
Elk Creek A. S. Janes, John
Willard .Jones, Venango I , „t,.
George Rea, Charles Pettibone.
Johnson Rea, Girard ; Frank MO sr..,
Samuel Melhorn, David
stone, Emanuel Heidler, Jr..
John as.borne, L. Z. Webster.
Stephen Griffith, Henry Chive , . I-aae )14
lick, John Beatty, Shubel A.1k11,-. F
Skinner. S. A. Kennicotef
Joseph Neeley, Daniel Hoover, Win Nim
rod, 'Wm. Ritchie, E. C. Bennett. Er , ..
Henry Putnam, Charles W Wheeler. I e
ikeuff ; Hiram Stancliff. Waterford
Mead, Wayne ; Hiram Curtis. Tun.- M-
Clelland, John Compton,
John DeWolf, Spingfield; Wm. 11 I Iv-
Jackson McCreary. Wm, Scouler.
ian Riblet, Millcreek ; M. M. Kel-o M.
Kean ; Wm. Henderson, Springfi
W. Sherman, Girard.
On the Gth inst., by the Rev Dr Ly,.l) tlr
I. I. ST. JOHN, of Edinboro, to Mitt. S 4 it
M. daughter of A. E. Foster, of this City
In ELk Creek. on the 2d ult., by El.l F
Rogers, of Edinboro. Mr. JOHN W. GtH /DEC:
of Manchester, Scott Co.. In., to Ml.. I:
II ANNA!' t3H E ROD. of Elk Creek, Erie('
In this City, on the 19h Ines., Mr. 110111.1t1
STET titT, aged 49 years:
o-fay'o Nyrrtioemento.
HAVING ixia.
- into another kind .1 •
- tire gook of Hat.
- sly by tb. fklzrn •
_ t hey single, et CtotT
Goods ars almoat t •
Dew tuning Aeon 1•
y * 0 41., ("Ward within
nut Dare and rr,.„.
=boat Fashionable
In New York. 1 bays a large stock of Malkin •!
will be gold at unusual tow priors. 9. StlIT);
Eli, Oct. 111, 1/019.-19.
100 Busbolo aloe New Clean Timothy €111..46 :•
ofietl, and for mho cheap by
Erie. L1et.11.5, 1069. BeCIIIAN IiCENDII: 10.
F A Rid ERS WIVES, who do their on.,
Dyeing, eau obtain lIIADDKR mad INDIGO. and '
other Dye Stairs of the very bast material Iliad of t It. 10.
let pries, at Um Dras Stare°, 19. CARTER k HR..
It, above the Depot, Erie Pa.
HAs just returned from New York. .1 , • ,
ia now receiving tow deck a TALL ned WIST%I:
Goods emiarißtlete of
Yawed Satin sd ante
B ON-VPl'3,
CAPS and READDRESS= of the ILatest Style.
Bonnet Promes, Rachos. Mad Hark Velvet hibboos. .•
lore, Loess, Hoop Skirts. Zephyr Roods, linittim:
together with Hosiery of a Superior Quality, all or .1... 1i
will be sold cheap for CASH or reedy pay.
or Particular attesUou paid to Mooching and
hib r ßoesets soleeed aay iissirsble color.
treee lb, soliatrLiespplied at 1•••
bib sash grenrou s lo abate Now York prim.
Erie. Oct. lb, 1 —l9. HRS. 8. R. FIA I