The Erie observer. (Erie, Pa.) 1859-1895, October 15, 1859, Image 2
6ENERAI NEWS. =I ■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 dies. 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. THE OBSERVER. B. F. SLOAN, Editor $l5O Plat YEAR II A.DVANUE SATURDAY MORN G, OCT. 15,18.59 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 clared: "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 MB 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. Denver. (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 Terry. 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 that. 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 ) a Mr. brasdied his and sorrow pervade the whole Flags are at hallmark uni on The stores are cuing , sedan the pahlio.build 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 Railroad. 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 particulars. 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 deliverance 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 commencement. 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 N.lt 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. r7.T7TT1T771 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(' DEATHS. In this City, on the 19h Ines., Mr. 110111.1t1 STET titT, aged 49 years: o-fay'o Nyrrtioemento. HATS & CAPS AT COST. HAVING ixia. arrangements - into another kind .1 • nen - tire gook of Hat. gt - 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. TIMOTHY SEED! TIMOTHYS h. I 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.. MRS S. H. HALL , Peach 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, RIBBONS., 1M0N1171311.8 FEATHERS, kr-, Am 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 ISATPICI -1.