The Erie observer. (Erie, Pa.) 1859-1895, April 07, 1860, Image 2

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    dent to the exercise of executive duties.—
They have also conferred upon him a large
measure of legislative discretion. No bill
can become a law without his approval as
representing the :people of the United
Statesiunless it shall pass after his veto by
a majority of two-thirds of both houses.—
In his legislative capacity, be might, in
common with the Senate and House, insti
tute an inquiry to ascertain any fact& which
ought to influence hisjudgement in ap
proving or vetoing any bill.
This participation in the performance of
legislative duties between the co-ordinate
branchesiof the Government ought to in
spire conduct of all of them, in their rela
tions towards each other, with mans] for
bearance and respect. At least each has a
right to demand justice from the other.—
The cause of complaint is:that the costitu
tional rights and immunities of the Exec
utive have bei'n violated in the person of
the President.
The trial of an tearaclnnent of the
President before the senate on charges
preferred and prosecuted against him by
the House of Representatives would be an
imposing spectacle for the world. In the
result trot only his reinovid from the pres
idential office would be involved, but, what
is of infinitely greater importance to him
self, his character, both in the eyes of the
present and of future generations, milt*
possibly be tarnished. The disgrace east
upon him would in :cne degree be reset
eel upon the character of the American
people who elected him. Hence the pre
cautions adopted by the Constitution to
secure a fair trial. On such a trial it de
clares that "theCliiefJ ustice shall preside "
This was tioubtleAs because the framers of
the Constitution believed it to be possible
that the Vice President might be biased by
the tact that, "in C 11513 of the removal of the
President from office," "tie same shall de
volve on the Vice President."
The preliminary proceedings in the
House in the case of charges which may
involve impeaehment have been well and
wtsely settled by long practice upon !inn
, iple of equal justice both to the accused
and to the people. The precedent eatab
lished in the case of Judge Peck, of Mis
souri, in lA-31. after a careful revs wing of
all former precedents, will. I vehture to
predict, stand the test of time. In that
case Luke Edward Lawless, the accuser,
presented a petition to the House, in which
set forth minutely and speeifically his
i•dtl!4.6 of complaint. He prayed "that the
conduct and proceedings in this behalf of
said Judge Peck may be inquired into by
your honorable body, and such decision
made thereon as ar) your wisdom and jus
tice shall seem proper." This petition was
referred to the Judiciary Committee. Such
has ever been deemed the appropriate com•
mittee to make similar investigations. It
is a standing committee supposed to be ap
pointed without reference to any special
case, and at all times is presumed to be
comof the most eminent lawyers in
t. 42 re e i c s i e from different portions of the
ErMon, whose acquaintance with judicial
proceedings and whose habits of investiga
tion qualify them particularly for the task.
No tribunal, from their position and char
acter, could, in the nature of things, be
more impartial. In the case of Judge Peck
the witnesses vrere;selected by the commit
tee itself, with a view to ascertain the truth
of the charge. They were cross-examined
by Him, and everythin was conducted in
such a manner as to aff ord him no reason
able cause of complaint.
In view of this precedent, and, what is
of far greater importance. in view of the
Constitution and the principles of eternal
justice, in what manner has the President
of the United States been treated by the
House of Representatives 1 Mr. John
Covode, a representative from Pen'nsylva
uia, is the accuser of the President. In
stead of following the wise precedents of
former times, and especially thatin the cane
of Judge Peck, and referring the accuse,
tion'to the Committee on the Judiciary, the
House have made my accuser one of my
To make the accuser the judge is a vio
lations of the principles of universal justice
and is condemned by the practice of all
civilized nations. Every freeman must re
volt at such a spectacle. I am to appear
before Mr. Covode, either personally or by
a substitute, to cross-examine the witnesses
which he may produce before himself to
sustain his own accusations against me ;
and perhaps even this poor boon may be
denied to the President.
And what is the nature of the investiga
tion which his resolution proposes to in
stitute? It is as vague and general as the
English language affords words in which to
make it. The committee is to inquire, not
into any specific charge or charges, but
whether the President has, by "money,
patronage, or other improper means, sought
to influence," not the action of any indi
vidual member or members of Cotress,
but "the action" of the entire body "of
Congress" itself, "or any committee there
of." The President might have had some
glimmering of the nature of the offence to
be investigated had his accuser pointed •
the act or acts of Congress which he sought
to pass or to defeat by the employment of
"money, patronage or other un
means." But the accusation is bounded
by no such limits. It extends to the whole
circle of legislation ; to interference "kw or
against the passageof any law appertaining
to the rights of any state or Territory."—
And what law does not appertain to the
rights of some State or Territory f And
what law or laws has the President failed
to execute? These might easily have been
pointed out had any such existed.
Had Mr. Lawless asked an inquiry to be
madeNky the House whether Judge Peck,
in general terms, had not violated his ju
dicial duties, without the specification of
any particular act, I do not, believe there
would have been a single vote in that body
in favor of the inquiry.
Since the time of the Star Chamber and
of general warrants there has been no such
proceeding in England.
The House of Representatives, the high
impeaching power of the country, without
consenting to hear a word of explanation,
have endorsed this accusation against the
President, and made it their own act. They
even refused to permit a member to inquire
of the President's accuser what were the
specific charges against him. Thus in this
preliminary accusation of "high crimes
and misdeaemnors" against a co-ordinate
branch of the Government, under the im
peaching power, the House refused to hear
a single suggestion even in regard to the
correct mode of proceeding ; but without
a moment's delay, passed the accusatory
resolutions under the pressure of the pre
vious question.
In the institution of a prosecution for
any offence against the most humble clti
sen—and I claim for myself no greater
rights than be enjoys—the Constitution of
the United States and of the several States
reuqire that he shall be informed, in the
very beginning, of the nature and cause of
the accusation against him, in order to en
able him to prepare for his defence. There
are other principles, which I might enu
merate, not less sacred, presenting an im
penetrable shield to protect every citizen
falsely charged with a criminal offence.—
These have been violated in the prosecu
tion instituted by the House of Represen
tatives against the Executive branch of the
Government. Shall the President alone
be deprived of the protection of these
great principles which prevail in every
land where a rev of liberty penetrates the
gloom of despotism ? Shall the Executive
alone be deprived of rights which all his
fellow-citizens enjoy? The whole prooeed
ing against him justifies the fears of those
wise and great men who, before the Con
stitution was adopted by the States, ap
prehend that the tendency of the Govern
ment was to the aggrandisement of the
Legislative at the expense of the Exscu
tive and Judicial Departments.
I again declare, emphatically, that I make
this protest for no reason personal to myself ;
and I dolt with perfect respect for the House
of Representatives, in which I had the honor
of serving as a member for eve successive terms.
I have lived long in this goodly lead, and have
enjoyed all the Acts and honors which my
eountry could bestow Amid all the political
storms through which I have passed, the pre
sent is the first attempt which has ever been'
made, to my knowledge, to assail my personal,
or official integrity ; and this u the time la ap•t:
proaching when I shall voluntarily retire fro.'
the service of my country. I feel proudly est•-!.
serous that there is no public act of my lifa
which will not bear the strictest scrutiny.
defy all investigation. Nothing but the basest.
perjury can sully my good name. Ido not.
fear even this; because I cherish an humble
confidence that the gracious Being who has
hitherto defended and protected me against the
shafts of falsehood and malice will not desert
me now, when 1 hare become " old and gray
headed." I can declare before God and my
country that no human being (with an sleep.
tion scarcely worthy of notice) has at any pe.
riod of my life dared to approach me with •
corrupt or dishonorable proposition i and, until
recent developments, it had never entered int 4
my imagination that any person, even in the
storm of exasperated political excitement.wonld
charge me, in the most remote degree, with
having made such e proposition to any human
being. I may now, however, exclaim, in the
language of complaint employed by my first
and greatest predecessor, that I have been
abused —in such exaggerated and indecent
terms as could scarcely he applied to a Nero,
to a notorious defaulter, or even to a common
I do, therefore, for the reasons stated, and
in the name of the people of the several States,
solemnly protest against these proceedings of
the Houee of Representatives; because they
are in violatton of the rights of the eo-ordinate
Executive branch of the Government and sup
versive of its constitutional independence; be
cause they are calculated to foster a band of
interested parasites and informers, ever ready,
for their own advantage, to swear before ex
rick committees t., pretended private conver
sations between the President and themselves,
incapable, from their nature, of being die
proved; thus furnishing material for harass
ing him, degrading him in the eyes of the coun
try, and eventually, should he be a week or a
timid man, rendering him subservient to im
proper influences, in order to avoid such per
secittiunt and annoyances ; because they tend
to devtroy that harmonious action for the com
mon good, which ought to be maintained and
which I sincerely desire to cherish, between
co-ordinate branches of the Government; and
finally, because, if unresisted, they would es
tabli,h a precedent dangerous and embarrab
sing to all my successors, to whatever political
party they might he attached.
WAtumo-tos. March 28. 1860.
B. F. SLOAN. Editor
The President's Protest.
We commence on the outside, and con
clude upon the inside of this week's paper,
a Protest which the President has deemed
it his duty to send to the House of Repre
sentatives against certain of its recent pro
ceedings. Those proceedings tended to
affect the President in his official capacity,
and if erroneous, as he alleges, are a viola
tion of the spirit and letter of the Consti
tution, and would form a dangerous and
insufferable precedent, through the ae•
gumption of power by one branch of the
public au t h ori ties over a co-ordinate branch.
Nothing could be graver than the question
thus raised. But are they erroneous 1—
We think the President's reasoning and
facts upon this point are conclusive, and
we doubt not such will be the verdict of
all who will allow reason to Row uninter
rupted by partizan feeling. The Buffalo
Cionsiarcia, by far the most able opposition
journal in Western New York, takes this
view of it. It says :
"The question, as we believe, is not
now whether Mr. Bccoseas has improper
ly influenced legislation, but whether the
House of Representatives has not done a
great wrong to the nation by taking a false
step in its method of investigating the
charges made against the President. It is
no tight thing to attack the Presidential
office. if its incumbent has done wrong—
and we believe that he has carried too far
that lamentable doctrine, "To the victors
belong the spoils''—perhaps even to an ex
tent worthy of a formal inquest.—then it
was the duty of some one man' knowing
the facts to come forw,ard in the face of the
nation and make specific charges that on
such a time, in such h manner, and with
wicked intent, JAxEs Bucussast was guilty
of an act of malfeasance. Then should fol
low the reference of the accusation to the
Judiciary Committee, made up of jurists,
many of them men of high legal reputa
tion ; and on their report, based on such
evidence as might be placed before them,
the House of Representatives should act;
impeaching the President if he deserved
it, acquitting him it the charges failed of
proof. And then the scene would be trans•
ferred to the Senate, presided over by the
Chief Justice and not the Vice-President,
and there the dignity of the country would
be asserted.
Such a course would be in due form of
law, and would 'wry with it the weight of
an open judicial proceeding. But as it is,
Mr: JOHN Corona of Pennsylvania, is at
once the accuser and the judge of the Pres
ident. In his place in the House, as, a
member, he offers resolutions permitting
the sridest range of inquest, without spe
cific charges of any sort, themselves virtu
ally declaratory of guilt ; and then as chair
man of a special committee, the accuser
becomes the judge, and J /OILS BUCHANAN
is summoned before Jogs COVODI to answer
to he knows not what, and to defend him
self against charges of which he has no in
formation. We do not treat a thief like
this. The special oommittee of Joss Co
ro= has not even the charitable veil of
secrecy which the law throws over thi de
liberation of a Grand Jury! It is a Star
Chamber Couit, unknown to our laws and
at variance with the theory of justice.
Openly and earnestly opposedto the
main features of the policy o t h e present
administration as we are; conceding as we
do that the influence exerted by the Pres
ident upon the deliberations of Congress
has been wrong and worthy of blame ; we
are not sufficiently partisan to endorse a
course of procedure involving gross injue•
tice to the party accused and calculated to
foster calumny and degrade the character
of our country in the eyes of the civilised
This is manly and just, and itthere were
more such newspapers in the opposition
ranks there would be fewer Covodee, and
Shei man's, and Grows in Congress.
It is manifest from the view presented
by the anunernal„ that the President not
only is right in the points presented by
him, but that he discharges his simple duty
as the Executive Head of the Nation, in
offering his remonstrance to the insidious,
and unparliamentary, and dangerous meth
od adopted by the House to investigate
vague charges against him. Such an in
vestigation is altogether inconsistent with
the principles and provisions of the Consti
tution, and in itself of the worst possible
example. If there is in possession of mem
bers of the House serious foundation for
grave charges against the conduct of the
President, in the administration of his high
office, this would oomititute round 0( im.
peactuoent, which is the only constitution
al means provided for trying him. If there
are such charges. they are either 'definite
and specific, or they are not so. If not,
they should not be countenanced by the
House, which otherwise becomes a Star
Chamber, an Inquisition. or a Grand Jury,
—for inquiry, not ,for accusation. If they
are so, then the 'course of procedure is
clearlyointed"out by the law. in the way
of impeachment. The President claims
that this power of impeachment is the only
authority possessed by the Mouse in the
premises, and htis right.=ln fact, the peo
ple cannot regard with too much indigna
tion the conduct of the House. If it had
any sense of justioe or candor:A matter of
this sort, if anything so indefinite were
countenanced at all. would:have been re
ferred to a standing committee, not to one
raised to gossip and plot over such an af
fair. If Mr. Covode, who made the mce
tion, had any sense of delicacy or honor,
he would be ashamed to sit on tne com
mittee appointed for such a purpo-e on
his own motion. Mr. Sherman, who first
commented on the message, we perceive
foolishly and falsely said its doctrine was
like that of Charles 1., which cost him his
head, namely, "The king can do no wrong.''
There is nothing of the sort in the message
Besides, the English Parliament openly
and manfully impeached the king and
tried him in the eyes of the world, upon
plain and specific charges, instead of sneak
ing into a lobby to see what they could
find against him. The message of the
ident is in itself a dignified and conclusive'
document. Wherever else he may be
wrong, he is right in this, in the name and
for the cause of the people and the ,:im
stitution. We see it took the House by
surprise. We have no doubt it must have
overwhelmed them with confusion. And
it will stand, while such proceedings as they
hVe instituted deserve and will undoubt
edly be visited with public indignation and
"I:twos TO Wixom Hoxott Is Dtr."—Mr.
Cowart, of the Warren Mail writes to his
paper from Harrisburg, under date of the
StZ;i ult., as follows—
" The item in the Mu! of March 17th,
ascribing to Gov. Bigler the credit of get
ting our mail carried on the S. & E. Rail
road, is not strictly correct, as I happen to
know. The road has been ready and anx
ious for the job ever since last winter. Gov.
Bigler, though having the ear of the De
partment, and the power to accommodate
us three months ago, if he pleased, did
nothing until the exertions of Mr. Hall and
his friends absolutely shamed Bigler and
his Department out of their stick-in-the
mud policy and forced them to terms.—
Gov. Bigler could to-day get a mad route
through Farmington if he desired to do so.
but he don't. To Mr. Hall and Mr. Bate
bitt then are we indebted for direct, active
interference in our behalf. That any ex
ertions to get a mail out of the mud into a
Railroad Car should be necessary is one of
the many singularities of this miserable
Administration ; and when it is done let us
not give the credit to thosejustly chargeable
with the delay."
For medscious lying the above is about
am fair a specimen as we have seen for many
• day. Not content with slandering Gov.
BIOLIIII., the Editor of the Mail gives to
Babbitt and Hall credit to which they are
no more entitled than he is himself. Who
is entitled to credit for a simple act of duty
is no great matter ; but when a fellow, like
the Editor of the Mad, who knows nothing
about the circumstances of which he writes,
takes occasion to bolster up his political
cronies at the expense of others, it becomes
all important that he should be exposed. It
is not even true that "the road has been
ready and anxious for the job ever since
last winter." When the road was finished
through to Warren, Mr. BLACK, the Super
intendent, wrote the Department, asking
if a contract could be made to carry the
mail. Mr. Dundass, 2d Asst. I'. M. Gen
eral, wrote at once to have him furnish a
certificate of the Chief Engineer of the
length of the road, and the names of the
offices to be supplied. He also informed
Mr. B. that until Congress made the neces
sary appropriation no contract could he
entered into. Thus matters rested until
the P. 0. Deficiency bill passed, when we
wrote Goy. BIGLER, calling his atentiun to
the matter, and urging upon him prompt
action. That letter of ours—not Babbitt'.•
nor three-per-cent. Hall's—was laid before
the P. M. General by Gov. Bigler, and up
on its representations. backed by the earn
est co-operation of the Governor, the sery ice
was ordered. The following letter from
the Chief Clerk in the Contract office, is
conclusive on this point.
March In, Istm. ;
Sir:—At your request, I herewith return
Mr. Scossr's letter left by you on yestentry.
I have the honor to inform you a oontract
has been ordered for the daily transporta
tion of the mail by railroad between Erie
and Warren at the Company's proposition,
viz.: $5O per mile. Notices to the Com
pany, also Post Masters at Erie and War
ren, still go out to-day.
I ens, sir, very respectfully
Your Obedient Servant,
Holt. W. Blame,)
U. S. Senate. f
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aft. We heard of a man the other day,
in conversation with a very worthy clergy
man of the city, in one of our book stores,
who gays it as his deliberate optn ion that
there were two papers published which
people should be prohibited from reading
—and those papers were the N. Y . Herald,
and the Erie °lames. Now here is an
opinion as is an opinion Unfortunately we
do not know the name of this very liberal
minded gentleman, but we'll wager a pint
of pea-nuts to a Seward speech that he
thinks John Brown a patriot, sage, saint
and martyr—that the Union of the States
is a "covenant with poll"—and the' , t were
better the Constitution should be abrogated
than that its requirements in regard to
slave property should be lived up to. That
the Oforwor does not suit this class of men
we vary well know. It has applied the
salt of truth to their cuticle too often ; but
we did not imagine that there was even
one who, after making so much ado about
"free speech," and all that, would he the
Stet to advocate a press censorship.
8. M. Booth, one of the Republican
leaders of Wisconsin, who for being en
gaged in a kidnapping negro expedition, is
now lying in jail at Milwaukee for want of
money to pay his tine to the United States,
nukes an urgent appeal to the Milwaukee
Deatoerat. He reproaches the citizens of
Wisconsin for their indifference to hint,
and invokes prophesies of fierce retribution
upon thew for their apathy. If more of
these yelping, bawling political disorgani
ses were in the same place the country•
would be better of
Connecticut mull/Mode Wand
The elections which took place in Con
necticut.= Monday, and in Rhode Island
on Wednesday, here resulted most auspi
ciously for the Democracy. In the former
State, while we have not been, able to en
tirely route the Republicans, we have driv
en them so near the wall that their candi
date for Governor is only elected by a bare
few hundred. The gallant Seymour„whose
election we hoped to chronicle, has proved
himself a most . formidable competitor and
a tower of strength in the State. Although
not victorious in the general acceptation
of the term, he has so reduced the Repub
lican strength that, with a proper candidate
and an acceptable platform at Charleston,
we shall redeem the State in November.—
The majority against us on Monday was
less than 500 : In 1856, Mr. Buchanan was
in a minority in the State 10,000
In Rhode Island "things have been
working ;" and hence are enabled to chron
icle a total route of the Republican party
on Wednesday. Mr. Sprague, the Demo
cratic candidate, is elected Governor by a
large majority, and the telegraph adds that
the legi•hiture is of the same political
character. Our opponents will endeavor
to break the force of the defeat in
Island, by setting up the chum that the I ;
Goy ernor elect is not a Democrat. That
he was not a Democrat a year ago ja
true ; but, when the doctrines of the Re
publican pat") , were put in practioe by
that Republican saint, John Brown, at
Harper's Ferry, Mr. Sprague turned his
hick upon his party, accepted a nomina
tion front the Democrac) , and, has fought
the Little and won on the platform of the
Democratic party. The i ictory in Rhode
Island, then, is to all interests and purpo
ses a Democratic victory ! It the fir-t quit
of the campaign, and proclaims In unmis
takable language that Seward's -irrt-pres
sible conflict" cannot be sustained even in
New England ! All hail Rhode Islan.l.
then ; She is small, but bhu has struck a
giant blow at sectionalism:
skti‘•• The Gazette is terribly riled because
we placed the ''saddle upon the right
horse" last week in noticing the cause of
the non-passage of the bill for the relief
of the Sunbury and Erie Railroad It
floundel 4 through neatly a half column of
denunciation, the amount of which is that
Democrats in the Senate and House op
posed the proposed measure of relief, there
fore our attempt to hold Curtin, Finney,
M'Clure and company, responsible for the
non-passage of the Company's bill was un
just. Now, we do not wish to trouble our
neighbor about this matter a great deal.
and hence we'll agree that so soon as he
convinces the hundreds in this and Warren
whose pecuniary interests have 'suffered,
and will suffer, because of the failure of
this legislation, that Curtin, M'Clure and
Finney could not have helped them out if
they would, we'll take back all we've s4id,
and make a most humble apology. Nay,
more, we'll agree even to supp.rt Curtin
if the Gazette will convince the contractors
on this toad, who visited Harrisburg to urge
the passage of Company's bill, that it was
not the lack of fifty thousand or so for the
Gubernatorial campaign that stood in their
way. That Democrats off the line of road
should appose the bill is not singular : our
party, age ply, was opposed to the sale of
the public works to the Sunbury Company
or any other Company ; but that Finney,
who represents a constituency with a mil
lion at stake, should all at once become
tortuous is so singular that it will take sev
eral Gazetk's to convince the hundred of its
own party that his bill was not merely
thrown into the Senate to prevent the no
tion asked for 'by the Company'
*PI- It i., wonderful how soon a majority
of the charges of fraud and corruption,
made by the Republicans against the Dem
ocratic party. are disposed of a hen the
carne tC , be ventilated by ins e-t igation.
Here is an example. It aill be r , member
ed that at the close of the Congres•ional
canvass of 1s.11•. the Republican pre.-e ,
were loud in their harp.s that the re-cl.-e
-non of the lion. Thomas B Florence, in
the first Congre , sional District of rhiladol
phia. had been secured by -the mo-t out
rageous fraud-. * Notice Wdth g,%en that
hi- -eat would be contested ht Mr. John
W. Ilvan, his defeated competitor : and
the prediction was confidently made, tbat
(Ad Florence would be ,i..sted. Now,
the time has coine for prove,, the-c charge. , ,
and making good their boastful prediction.
what do we -eo and hear A complete
and humiliating retraction of them a ll :
Mr. Ryan himsJ !f is compelled to answer
numerous inquiries of his own friends, by
a public conies-i n that - after an industri
ous and patient investigation of the many
rumors that reached loin of ..L'l , Je.l
he wit, unable to obtain a .utlicient amount
of legal testirnon,to prose that he had a
majority of votes." And this case is on a
Fear doubtless with most of those CovaDe
i- now ti7iing to ferret out.
PVT IT ON RECORD.—The Pitt , hurgh J
sal has the following warning to the man
agers of the Republican party who meet at
Chicago a few weeks hence. We put it on
record for two reasons—first, to show how
the Republican pap4r..4 in Pennsylvania
talk now, for the Journa/ is a representative
of its class ; and secondly, to put our pre
diction on file that the warning of the Jouo,a/
will not be listened to, and that notwith
standing the "back bone" exhibited pre
vious to the Convention, we shall see pre
ci-us little of it after the nomination I.
made, and the platform adopted. Says the
to .cold before a Convention, and intimate
that in a certain event we may kick up a
fuss. But then it is far better to speak out
plainly in advance. We therefore say that
the Chicago Convention cannot safely ig
nore the tariff issue, and still count upon
Pennsylvania And New Jer.ev. The rest
of the country I,ee , sibly mightrun the Pres
idential rue- the LAblle-S of The
new Con- . i , .nal Union party have only
those I , ' . 1 their platform, and one of
t hese is to catch disgusted Repub
lican taritt men, To be forewarned is to
be foresriaed. We know that the non
extension or ;.,,tery will be the midway
plank in !• • but we insist that side by
side shah dovetailed into that platform
a plank in favor 9f American Industry.—
All the prominerft candidates of Whig an
tecedents, and Gen. CA autos, of Democrat
ic, are known to be sound on this point.—
We du not now apprehend that any one
likely to be nominated will be doubtful on
this vital question. We, however, insist
that the platform shill folio* the example
of our Pennsylvania and New Jersey plat
form, and make it part of our creed.
1.1„. The State ofConnecticut has spoken
very loud on the right side. To-day, "Lit
tle Rhody" holds her election, and will
doubtless tollow New Hampshire and Con
Thus discourses a Republican paper, the
Pittsburgh Journal, on the morning of the
election in Rhode Island. It is amusing
to compare the facts in regard to the States
named with the actual result. In 1856,
Mr. Buchanan was beaten in Connecticut
by 10,000 ! Now, tho Republicans have
succeeded by a paltry 500! Seems to us
that is a rather bad show for a party that
is going to walk over the course without
opposition. And there is "little Rhody"-4
while she has'nt exactly followed, New
Ilampshing, she has' Connecticut, only a
littler more sn. The Republicans are not
only driven to the wall, but they are beaten
out of their boots—Governor, Legislature.
and all ! Alas! for the "irrepressible con
Mg. The hakes of Centerville, 111., who
made a descent- on a liquor shop some
time ago, have been mulcted in $l5O for
Erie Whole sale Prices Current.
Illlonio and loam, V libL,
K,aen uoin ,
80r.% ur Gott Flnur,fewt,
1% %oat. 1% Lae, ♦ bualt.
Corn, .......
(Atm, .
Harley t
Flar Pkbed., ~, . .
••• • -
Clover 5•14.. 4 75
Timothy Seed, ..- - - - - -- • - 360
Itomforian !iced, .... . ... . 240
Pot.stnew, .
Dried Appirel, . .
Drirod P..sch.
Lard, .
Erg, I" dot,
hit Fish, V 1314
Mist ....
Codfish, ► Cwt.,
Mack. 1, NI.. I to 3.. but
Pork, mewl, ...
`t.(..014 -- N 0, • Th, ..... . .. . ...8488)11
P P..
Crnaloll,. .....11
. -
Powdered; 11
were, A ,
.. 10%
I 'nth... n., Id
Cnrrzr Rao, • 114,. . .... .. . . ... 13514%
Ja...a - ... 16404
ST RC r — 8 " 14,1 , •• - .. .
KOLA ShICS.—S. 0 , r gal . ..... .. . .. ... .0400
Tica 8. —-Y (mug F!) ono, • tb, .. .... ..... .34060
Old . 40 (4 60
Black, . . .. . .... 40002
Sracce.- —Pepper, .... 10W,4411
Plow-. 00, 10011
.. . . . ... .
Cassia, .... . ... ._._.8600(
74/1 80
Lamp 0,1, r G.l, ....
Lard Oil,
Tanner' 011. . . .
.-... ... . ... "
Wood, 11. rd, • .-..rd 2 2440 I.
- sat, .. . ... 1 74482 00
A dr crtistm ents.
Select School Removed.
MISS FANNY SHAW hen removed
her Select School from the House In
the rear of the Park Church, to a more eligible location
and better Room. over toe Engine House, on reach St.,
between .eventh ace Eighth, where she *oilcan the pat•
renege of her friecds
I bore not sr 1 • th her capacity an a Teacher.
she tees to refer to the followinc •Inonc other ladies who
have• s,Lolare at tell , :wg her fichool, viz
Mrs. N ori.tx“.
W. Y M ki-F.',
B. F •-I.4)AN.
April 7, ISIA,-44
SPllli RIMY di 111112 OOHS
MarStrarr Good', Shaker*. Children's }fat,s,
Bloomers, Straw Trni:nines, &e. te. Also Flowers,
Ribbons, rape, &lead Dreepes, l orsette,ll.4op Skirts Ho
siery, tilo‘es matertaht for Embroidery, to
g•th•r with MID • other 'truck., for Ladies and Children
A hill snppiv of ('RAPE TRIMMED
STRAW BOYNETS eonetantly ..n hand.
ra p- ...TH. W HOS F:TS •nd Cli 11.1)REN'S
Bleached and Presaed an the be.t. manner.
B — B , i! , c•ca en lic.l at •holeule with ail ponds
their line of low tut can h. bought elwvher (or cub.
Ene, April 7, 16.*)
• A': 'ts •-• r• r)e sjbaer a stow .
. .
operons a eery sups
nor stock of
• lit H ITSk SHOES
I' •
• t all kinds Lod qual
ities at tie Store, one door below , terrett • s Grocery, OD
V•en 4 h Street, latch It, to ptolelrekt to anti on ILI naves
tenos as any other dealer-In Kele. Ile alto
Manufactures to Order
.i.nng in his i.e.. which lir warrants to fit, and to
nppn aento d, 4.1 1 ,, ra'w
0,1 frt•nds .10d ru.lomPrs nt• Trl, upon rotting
nOO.l CHI. A ran tH. but at any
Krip. '.pr,( t, IMO
The Season for Painting
N A , ARRIVED, ittul to meet the de
manes uiinelly mad• up a um fu this war. we here
supple.: ousel*•, wnh a 4ee• t• assortment
of ever,thin: 111 SI a 'in• i t either out or In
door Pnintiog K e
I f I.: LEA I ) .
of .!Iffermit h-antis and ii.gor-Nt prle. • and different qual
tti-s, Porn! Rex, and some a L .TI LX X. 11.1,,
sNi M' WHITE z!
• • . •
ifirELA IN WI", am}
Green, ' , right and irrp kr: net: ar.d American, aultaddr
B'ir : and raintlnz I reneb ochre, Ve Minna
itrti. Boiled and Raw I.ln.ned oil, Turpentine, rarrioth,
t. aps. Put r, k- Arc at ta.r : • nnd nn reanonal , .
terms, soil err-v article wart-tinted to h. ritual to 0 ,
r...tentationa Tblw, itit.roo: t.. Pa.r.t will
I: net.. Int n: the new ririt. soil cw~utof
r. Art, 7, 1%,w)
~rER k Hitt),
TILE Purtner-V p hermoton, , e D.ting Le
twern the It 4 '.Aenttere under the name rf Vicent,
Nimrod .t Co, ki" tiny been extended by consent trotn the
het of !tow': the pert...l of Its enaratton by cnn•
tract., 1 ° Ors dae Gts•okletd be mutual r ons.. n t The
Kuten and A rCollllti due us RU be found at the other of
Our sune,-ssors,And SO agent I e-e Instrnete.l to
athout delas It . B. VINCIVT,
.. .
Brie %larch 24, IMO J il VINCENT.
rip- We takeirreat pleasure in corouieudiuu our sue
eirmeiru. Mesas. Tibiaix, shirk k Co , to all nur eastomera,
Peeling confident they .111 spare on pains to furnish thew
the heat of Stove* at the Invest market p-feee.
The pannenthip heretitfore existing between
H. Beekman, F. iiendite and W F. Kindenwht., ander the
name or Beekman. Keseleg k Co., expired by Itiosta,ion on
the list day of Al n 1 Wr Kendig retires from the firm
The business wlll hereanxe bw ronduet«.l by W. F.
herht and IC Hiwkinan who. wit; collect and par a I debts
of the tate firm RINDKRNECHT at iii:CKNAN.
Erie, April 3, 116/1.
NOTICE—To whom it may concern.-1
hereby forbid 11 ny and all persons horn bur
ing, obtaining. or holding a leerse given by too to Thoniam
Brown, of Watithurg, Fate co..,Pii.,sonie time In the hill of
14.59, for the porno., of nbtaining Oil, &c., on my QrPtni
nee, in Concord tp Erie co., Ps as 010 •Inie was obtain.
ed through false pretenoes on •pi frown, and I
declare the lease null and nol • lIINNET
Concord, April 7, 1800.— 44a
CAUTlON.—Wheream my .wife, MAry,
has left my h.d and hoard without a tly just cause
tor E L i e: 0: b o7; bY
e' n ' a u t, th as a l " sa P rl pry n al
debt. of her contracting after aim date
Erie, April 6, 1.130.--3aal• J. W:4O'NEIL.
Fresh Arrival of New Goods.
for CARA or short eretltt. at
April 1, IMO. No. 3, Wright . ' 'Mock.
IF you want a nice CAB or CARRIAGE
for sour children, Rn to JOHN HANYARD'S,
No. 3, Wrlghes Block, when you will And lots of them at
priers to suit you.
Caniae tram It 75 to $$ 00 each: al►n; a dna assort
meat of Fancy Ba.keta and doe Candid... April 4
HEREAFTER my office will he open
constantly dating business hours. and I will en.
des. or to gerer so:apishly all who call. Iwo, prepared to
as, "Vulcanlto" OW say resent well-tried tospcoransant la
modoo of InvertingltlCllll Tett/S. W.
iisreh3l-4ta Dentist.
$4 6041p5 5U
..b 0000 50
.4 7606 75
2 000:1 60
..1 2601 3$
.1 1201 26
T 64111 00
• 740
. 10011
9 0009 60
4 TS
. 6 0006 60
16 600:4 00
.16 00
DRY tiOU/i-j6.
11r4 JOHN g BRoWN
114 W n-enrirg her
stock of
Fancy Goods,
Embracio ir nate
ty of
( 11 EA P :
Neat and Durable !
W est Park JirorelryWtor, r m At , rl\ .
Yob. 26 4 MN.
l'ER:q . LIF.I ,
~TuW'KS \l,
Li)V , F.-'
1:4 AItoUSRD
111 E ND r•T
rENTJ: tl.
LOW .01)
KEEP T l l l
I , lm
&\I) TH I
Tu 1111:
B E.E-TI 1 V F.' "
EVERY 1;‘)I1
B1:1 - S THEIR
riuv ,TF 1N0 , ..\111.1 i.%'
--At Tilt'
Bt;-IVFALO PRI V tTE 110.0.1 r ‘i
Estatutolott 'or ',to. :ur. r
Syphati. Selma: irenkfteac ••a ?kr , errrt 10 . prrnctt, 0 ,
imit4 and gull, av.
EL,, Old L'lrers, i_rystpelsa. Great isa:nie.,
.sa/t Rkewn, Ptimpfea urpla. det Of., /4ripg(rr ,
CORSYMpi t✓n,
NO 11E111(1 II
R . A M. l) N
of Main and Qua. .•pt, l U .11
only Physician. in the -.t 1t wt • art t .. •
Rewil College of largporaw,
from P n'elock in thp iro.nitnr %nit .1 ,
stage and symptom of r..
tit. result of upw•olp or • N.. , e s t. v.
in'K"roPt and Am.•np.
A MOST : 41 1EN :11... I \ `"
An mstrosoent for t h e • \ lje
!Mir* properly thORTI W • 4 k„. ,
permaceatlr extr.d • . , „
Os* tare of tale twitru In,
medictosa, „
)1 EN TAKc v 41rry• I. tP. \ • , Ti,e•
Dr. AMOS dc SON 1% , . 1 . •1
they ti•` 4,l ".veotee,, a in ..ttin ••• ." i'L•••'•
eur, ,tie abort, dine .„
,• ••• •
be the mail eminent.,„
,• ,
de•10131i, end Net ork it hi. i.e.,, 0.,
Ot.rfilliizstrumeir t ever inren•e•l i••• i•• •
Weaknena, or •or divas n,.., , •; .. •
youth. $lO by nut, or I. •••
N R ,t Kos,' I.„ ••••• •- t•
pkeptieul 11 t n the meri•• • h•.• • •••, • •
1 .1 , ••• that in aro iniitAnot• r a. •r• • • .1••••,
tore iati•r a fair tnai, thet • •
turning the inritrntnent in • -
Perrone in any part of Vie Ito ..1 111
treats. It - forwarilinz
a renuttaacw for nan4se c...
Addrou hr A YO, k
Boti. N Y.
In the Matter of the I , ••st ,oc:t ty
of the Ilethodtot Fpuicoon; t h..-, .1 •i •
the liroeirriell of f r an suo •• ' e •
charter and name of inrorporat.on
tiotte• a berrn e
Methodist Eniacopal :a
on the 11th tlai ..f
to lb.' Court of Common P'ea. of Imr !
nom, tb/. tale (court t.. g rant ',hem a.l am n
and WM, of Incorporation, at. , : t:.• ' , t
erther with a copy tit the pro; •
tiro . Asanctittirto, are tiled in t ot - •
(nary of aid Court an 1 a. , 1.. 1 t. "
Tenn tho4nf, to wit •on •he no-at in V.‘ ••, .then
name sill ‘'oriaai, •' v.. to
contrary. J ttias. icklN ado:, l'
Prothonnta - r •
A prll
j.Juit:vso•. Sottoitor for A ppl . .•
FTom ATi )1-S 11E1; 1.1. II( • .‘i.
Sealed. Wartime the orwiC I'Divor to •
cans for tantily •ase, oa male at
Ene. Jane 11..1R% —1
$l.OO. ONE D 4.1.1. \IL $l.OO
it - G OO l ) WARRANTED X E can t
bought fur $1 at •-•
C F.
/ xn priTived to fan 1 , 111 4 ,.1111 lit
ilia at mach tem primal Utah ewer heron tha. t
Aug. 20. .J ,k LIU. •
r,, r Fur,.rin ir ~r %II ►I44A, at
REcKmAN, KLAN.: t 4
April 9, iBS4O
- -
V - - --
....; tota, assorted quallttro, chesp bi , , F
Lnr. v
it No 2. Wright'w 81,•ek
AP ra 9, 1690. BRCKM 4N, lif,NP!Gki
4oess or Magi@ bet* by lb CARTPS it kRo.
For lour 8008 and JOB PRIIPIII,
rI; l rlf I. 11 f;- iI:
rlt ff F. 1)1; • F is 1
J.: A M I N I N :1, ;
sTE M PRINT] \I, 11,
- E 13 s
k •
1 1 . 1 ,1\ BLACK INF,
The only INK that will not Corrook
• • 1 , 1
• .
11.14 tO I , if I.
, kr) •
Wines, Brandies, Gins, &c
\ :o'. 1l alnut ar.l ;:
tt 1. 1%09
NAT kt.col c asitlo Grebec.. re.
1 - 11..1; APRIL I Ik
11._ No. 7. BON \ HIM( h ,n .r
(U1 . ,%t tr. , , A :
th 1,-"""
Wrik rtrx tc- cl ter
New Stove House.
v re ••• • . Tonl• ".ior
Administrator's Notice.
L E, I .l_
T1 1 111..1, ,
u ear:, : • .
Gorman and English School
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la ki.l lzici. e, 1 vo la i il .
iv Merl. , o , •filineal by
Pure Juice of the Grape
F\l , II
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Farms for Sale.
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