The Erie observer. (Erie, Pa.) 1859-1895, August 24, 1865, Image 2

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&ATI CONTWITION.—The Democratic
State Convention meets at Harrisburg to
day (Thursday), and before this issue of
our paper.reaches mod of its readers, will
.have concluded its proceedings. The
delegates from this county, Messrs. Laird
and Whitman, are both in attendance.
The Republicans, in their State Conven Harrisburg, the other day, nomi
nated; a General for Auditor• General, and
a Colonel for Surveyor-General. We havn't
heard that they have nominated a private
soldier anywhere, for any thing. Patriot
ism is a " big thing," !especially in epau
A. T. WALLING, Esq., has been nomina
ted by the Democracy of the Pickaway
district, Ohio, for State Senitor. This is
one of the nominations " St to be made."
Mr. T. is a native of this county—a grad
uate of the Oaszaysa office—and a gentle
man of acknowledged ability. We do not
know the political character of his dis
trict, but if energy and talent can succeed,
we are certain of his election.
IN a speech delivered by President
Johnson, in the United States Senate, in
1859, he made the following emphatic de
claration :
"The man who deliberately and boldly
asserts that .Thomas Jefferson, when he
penned the sentiment that all men were
created 'equal. had the negro in his mind,
is either an idiot or a knave."
It will be well for our readers to pre
serve this extract, and thrust it into the
teeth of any Abolitionist who quotes the
Declaration to sustain negro suffrage.
We cannot avoid an expression of admi
ration at the shrewdness with which the
late Republican State Convention at Har
risburg was conducted—bitterly as we dis
like its sentiments and intentions. Policy
was the ground work of all its proceed
ings, and party success the prime object.
In these two characteristics the Democrats
of the State and nation might learn a very
useful lesson from their opponents. The
instincts of the people are with the Dem
ocratic party, and by proper management
it would soon regain its old place in the
affections of the people. We doubt, how
ever, if the organization has been defeated
often enugh yet, to convince certain
would-be leader, that the masses fail to
appreciate and are willing to dispense
with their servio•ls.
A err of extreme men, whose attach
ment to their peculiar dogmas is stronger
that their good sense, held a Convention
at Columbus, Ohio, last week, and organ
ized a factional movement against the
regular Democratic org►nizttion of the
State. Alex. Ling, the gentleman who
made the famous peace speech in the last
Congress, was 'placed in nomination for
Governor, and Chilton A. White for Lieut.
Governor. If the parties who participated
in these foolish and disorganizing proceed
ings are really Democrats, as they profess,
they have taken an extraordinary way to
show it. The tenor of their resolutions,
and the political reputation of their can
didates, would sink any organization. that
attempted to sustain them into the depths
of eternal ruin. We cannot believe that
the gallant Democrats of Ohio will permit
themselves to be again betrayed by the
headlong madness of a few impraeticables.
The man, or set of men, who attempts to
distract the conservative vote at a period
like this, is not entitled to the :name of
Democrat, and wilt meet with the con
demnation of all true friends of Constitu
tional liberty. It would be much more
manly for Mamie. 4 Long, White A Co. to
vote for the Abolition ticket outright than
to labor Wits semen by the means they
now propose.
The Atlantis Cable.
The mystery which has enshrouded the
Atlantic telegraph cable is at last cleared
up. By the latest advices, we learn that
the cable parted on the 2d inst. Un
daunted by this apparently irremediable
disaster, the gentleman having charge of
the expedition went to work with a will
to fish up the severed strand. - Strange as
it may seem, it is announced that out of
four consecutive efforts to grasp the cable
at the enormous depth of one thousand
nine hundred fathoms, but one failed, and
that through the fouling of the grappel ;
that the cable was .raised three times,
only to sink again by the breaking of the
grappling gear. It must be remembered
that fishing for a wire in water two miles
in depth is anything but a pastime.
The Great Eastern has returned to Eng
land, in order to perfect her machinerY
for raising the cable. She has left buoys,
as securely anchored as may be, to denote
the spot where the hope of the expedition
liar. She can hardly return to the scene
of the disaster before September Ist, a
time of the year by no means the most
favorable for the truce& of efforts to res
cue the cable. RoUgh weather begins to
set in about that time ; and it will not do
therefore, to be too sanguine regarding
the resurrection of the now aband?ned
The Clearfield Republican, referring to the
transfer of Rev. Father . Coady
. from St.
Patrick's church to Oil City, congratulates
the congregation of the lstter pleat on their
good fortune "In procuring the . servioes of so
excellent a priest."
The so-called " Union," or Abolition,
State Convention met in Harrisburg on
Thursday last, and was called to order by
Simon Cameron, Chairman of the State
Central Committee, .the tame individual
whose peculiarities are shown up in such
an interesting manner by Congressman
Kelly, in the letter we publish elsewhere.
John Cessna, the renegade, who left the
Democratic party because it would not
nominate him for Governor in 1883, was
chosen temporary Chairman. Col. Lemuel
Todd, of Cumberland county, offered the
following, which, on motion of Thaddeus
Stevens, of Lancaster, the father of aboli
tion disunionism in, Pennsylvania, was re
ferred to the Committee on Resolutions :
.Reso'ved, That this Convention, repre
• senting the loyal people of Pennsylvania,
recognize the claims of our soldiers on its
confidence and gratitude as superior to
those of all others ; and that in token, of
the sincerity of this declaration, it will
nominate none as candidate for office
except those who have proven their loy
alty and patriotism by services in the
field against the enemies of the country.
The Convention, as if exhausted by this
effort, took a recess until after dinner.
In the afternoon, the Convention was
permanently orzani/A by the selection of
Mr. H. C. Johnson, of Crawford county,
as Chairman, with something less than
half a•mile of Vice Presidents and Secre
taries. The Committee on Resolutions,
through their Chairman, Major McVeigh,
of Chester county, submitted a series of
milk and water effusions, with which it is
3esigned to again cheat the people as to
the purposes of the Abolition managers.
They "express confidence in the admin
istration of President Johnson, and en
dorse his reconstruction policy, (in which
they differ from the Gazette and the great
mass of the party in the State) ; compli
ment Gov. Curtin and E. M. Stanton ; re
commend the confiscation of property of
Southern rebels amounting to over $lO,OOO
in value, to pay pensions, &c., to the sol
diers; advert to the revision of the reve
nue law, so as to ensure protection to
American industry ; endorse the Monroe
doctrine ; maintain the claims of soldiers
to offices and posts of profit and honor,"
and dodge "universal suffrage " entirely.
After the adoption of these ponderous
resolutions, the Convention proceeded to
nominate Gen. John F. Hartrauft, of
Montgomery county, for Auditor• General,
and Cal. Jacob M. Campbell, of Cambria
county, for Surreyor•G'eneral. John
Cessna was chosen Chairman of the State
Central Committee for the enaui3g year—
s position he could not have attained in
the Democratic party. if he had lived to
be as old as Methuselah. We give the
Abolitionists fair notice, though, that
John will not be satisfied with this empty
honor. He has Governor on the brain ;
is determined to be Governor if political
wriggling can accomplish it ; left the
Democratio party because they persist
ently declined to see his capacity for the
place, and will desert his new allies if
they appreciate him no better.
We fail to perceive that Mr. Skinner
received a solitary vote in the Conven
tion. or that his name was even 'mentioned
—an indignity which we feel sure the
Gazette will resent, in the name of his
many friends, with all its accustomed
energy and talent.
""The Pot Calling the kettle Black."
Simon Cameron is (or was, until last
week,) the Chairman of the Abolition
State Central Committee, the recognized
leader of the Abolition faction in the
State, and the man whose influence with
the Administration at Washington- ex
ceeds all others. He has twice been
chosen to the Unitel States Senate, in
each case notoriously and undeniably
procuring his eleCtion by means that all
honest men spurn and despise. In 18GO,
be received the endorsement of the Penn
sylvania Abolition Convention as a candi
date for President, and was supported at
Chicago by the delegates from this State
for that distinguished office. Failing to
receive sufficient votes to nominate him,
he threw his influence for Mr. Lincoln,
who rewarded him by making him Se
cretary of War. He left that office, some
say through choice, and some through
necessity, and was immediately sent as
Minister to Russia, from which office he
soon returned, to again enter the arena
of Pennsylvania politics. Having been
for many years the chosen leader of Penn
sylvania Abolitionism, it is no more than
fair that, in judging of the trustworthiness
of that party we should measure it by the
antecedents and public character of its
representative man.
Wm. D. Kelly is an Abolition Congress.
man from the city of Philadelphia, who
has for a considerable period been one of
the prinie movers in the measures of his
party. •'Next to Thaddeus Stevens, he is
probably the most prominent of the Penn
sylvania delegation at Washington, and
exercises the largest influence. In all our
political campaigns, he is one of the chief
Abolition orators,, and his efforts have
doubtless done much service in promoting
the fanatical cause of which he is a cham
pion. Until lately, we have always under
stood him to be a bosom friend of Came
ron's, and through, intimacy he
has probably acquired the thorough know
ledge of the latter's record which we:find
expressed in his letter, published in an
other part of this week's paper.
These two great Moguls of Pennsylva
nia loyalty and patriotism—these virtuous
and heroic chieftains of the party " based
on great moral ideas "—quarrelled. The
other Philadelphia Congressmen joined in
-with Belly, and the contest waxed warm
and exciting. Cameron' had friends,
and the Philadelphia Congressmen had
friends; the new Administration had ap
pointments to make in the Quaker Citi;
and each of these respective combatants
wanted their adherents to obtain them.
The battle mixed more' fierce and furious
day by day, bat Simon, whose skill in
strategy convinced outsiders that he
would finally come out victorious, execu
ted a brilliant " flank movement," and
the Philadelphia Congressmen were rout
ed, "horse, foot and dragoons." Came
ron's friends got the offices, and full of
elation the old Winnebago posted off to
Philadelphia to receive their congratula
dons. They serenaded him, of course,
and he made a speech in whieTh said
some very severe things of the Congress
man. /t is to this speech that Ms. Kelly's
lattatilit - taply; and we think - that C`hn• l
eron will hardly attempt to attack Kelly 1
in any future oratorical efforts,
Our readers should not fail to read the
entire document. It is not only worth
reading, but worth preserving, and if you
bateau)! Rape)Hata neighbors it would
not be a bad idea to let them see this per
fect pen portrait of their master-spirit in
Pennsylvania, drawn by in artist of their
own creed.,
Pen and Ink Portrait of Simon Cameron.
The Chairman of the Abolition State Coma
mittee Delineated in all his Natural
Beauty by au At:minima Congressman.
A long and successful career in. crime .
emboldens the guilty. A recent illustra
tion ot this law of human nature impute
me to violate my life-long rule of conduct,
and for once to notice a political slander
er. I do not, however, address you for
the purpose of repelling his inuendoes or
falsehoods. My life has been passed
among you, and if its record. familiar to
you all, does not repel teem, I have lived
in vain. My purpose is simply tq pierce
the mail of ill-gotten gold in wiellch the
slanderer has clothed himself, aogd give
you a glimpse of the loathsome object it
Tne papers of Friday announce that
Simon Cameron, of Diuphin county, was
serenaded by hie friends on the preceding
evening at the Girard House in this city,
and availed himself of the occasion to
villify my colleagues and myself, '• the
Congressmen of Pailadelphia," in a speech
to the assemblage.
I was but a youth when I first heard the
name of Simon Cameron, and it was as
the perpetrator ot a grett crime. He had
been made the agent of the Government
to carry a large amount of money, due to
them, to the Winnebago Indians, and had
taken advantage of their ignorance and
helplessness to enrich himself. Those of
you who had then attained to manhood,
though you may not, after the lapse of so
many years, revive the burning indiguse
time with which you regarded the intam
ous swindler of the poor Indian!, will
'doubtless remember that instead of pay
ing them the specie which the Govern
ment confided to him for that purpose,
he retained it, and gave them the notes
of the Middletown Bank, of which he
was an owner. At their encampment in
the remote wilderness these notes were
utterly worthless. The Indians could not
use them for any purpose there, nor carry
them to Middletown for redemption. Bat
what was that to Simon Cameron ? -Was
not their loss his gain, and was he not so
much the richer by every note that failed
to come home for redemption, though
they did suffer and starve Y And those of
you who are not old enough to remember
all this, now know why this bold, bad
man is sometimes spoken of by your
seniors as. the "great Winnebago," and
sometimes as " Old Kickapoo."
For more than thirty years I have
watched the tortuous career of this man,
and have never seen a reason to abandon
my first impresslon of his character.
Whether acting with the Democratic, the
Know Nothing, or the Republican party
—for he has in turn disgraced them all—
he has never been false to his criminal
instincts, He has endeavored to turn
them all to profitable account. His am
bition is sordid and panders to his avarice,
and he measures honors by the perquis
ites they expose to his grasp. Helms no
confidence in the people, and is aware
that they distrust him. His speech of
Thursday evening was not characteristic
of him, for he• is prone to the use of in
-struments. His habit is to point the sti
letto, but to employ another hand to drive
it home. Though an active participant in
the politics of his. Country and State for
more than half a century, during which
long period he has pursued the profits of
office, of jobs, of contracts, with eager and
ceaseless assiduity, he has never dared to
permit hsname to be presented to the
people of his county or State as a candi
date for an elective office. He
the feet of the appointing power. He
cares not who may be King, so that he
may " still be Vicar of Bray ;" and to that
end he chaffers with and corrupts weak
and needy members of conventions and
the Legislature of both parties.
I need not recite the disgraceful facts
attending his several Lan va e for' the
United States Senate. Their nauseous
odor lingers in your nostrils to this hour.
In the first he bought the votes of three
Democratic members, and in the last bid
twenty thousand dollars for the one vote
which would have elected him. This last
transaction was so flagrant that the Legis
lature was compelled to take cognizance
of it, and, if justice be not lame as well as
blind, the law and honor of our State wiil
yet be vindicated.
The evil report of his deeds pervades
the country es a reproach to our State.
Yes, unhappily for Pennsylvania and her
great interests, the buzzard-winged fame
of Simon Cameron is national. By months
of abject solicitation and .corrupt b Arpin
ing he procured a mass of _letters, certifi
cates and recantations, that. imposed him
upon President Lincoln as the represen
tative man of the Keystone State. That
was an evil hour for Pennsylvania. You
all remember how he organized the navy
agency in this city, and feel tae ineffable
reproach he thus brought on our Navy
Yard and commercial and other business
men. In the course of his impudent and
ill-judged harangue he said : " In the
olden time a member of Congress from
Philadelphia would have had sufficient
influence to have carried his point (the
establishment of a naval station at League
Island) without a dissenting voice." Is
that the assertion of a sober man ? and
did he who made it forget that our Con
gressmen in the olden time in proposing
to loc t'is a Government workshop at Phil
adelphia, had not the terrible reputation
of Simon Cameron, the Fagan of the Har
risburg lobby and ex-Secretary of War, to
contend with, and, therefore, bad some
chance for success ? My colleagues and I
acre less happy than they in this respect.
As 1 have a- aid, he begged and bargain
ed for the influence which induced Mr.
Lincoln to invite him to a seat -in his
Cabinet. It was now fondly hoped, by
these who had not sounded the depths of
his depravity, that, being old and rich, he
would take advantage of so distinguhthed
an opportunity to prove that he could be
honest, and could administer a trust with
out turning it to his own profit, or hand
ing the fund over td his creatures, to-be
used on joint account. How sadly these
hopes were disappointed is attested by
the brevity of his term of office, and the
circumstances under which it closed.
In less than one year from the day on
which Simon Cameron was installed as
Secretary of War, Congress—though at
that early day it had before it but partial
evidence of his crimes—indignantly drove
him from that high office. e Two-thirds ot
the members of the Lower House were
friends of the Aministration, and would
gladly have sustained each member of it
as they did its distinguished-head.
You can imagine how painful it must
have been to them to find themselves
constrained by duty to proclaim the fact
that the first man the head of their party
had been induced to appoint as the sue
censor of Sohn B. Floyd bad exhibited.
greater aptitude than he for his worst
tricks. But it became inevitable, for this
old man, notwithstanding his boasted and
reputed millions,. believesthat one of his
name is never rich enough until he has a
little more, and, to save their party and
the country, the - friends of the Adminis
tration in the House had to proclaim hie
infamy and denounce his crimes. Nor was
the vote by which they did it a meagre
one. His friends and those who would
most gladly have averted this disgrace
from our State, c3utd rally but about one.
third - of the House acainst O.:, resolution
of condemnation. The vote was 'bout
twp t 0 vie against Ws, though I, its a
PentsyNantan, not willing to bear *Mile
against the representative of our State,
but too well satisfied of hie guilt to vote
against the resolution, failed to record my
In this fact, gentlemen, you have the
secret of " thia distinguished statesman's"
hostility to Me and my friends. Mr.
Walborn, the Postmasterof Philadelphia,
and other of his creatures, have offered
me his friendship and support if I would
endeavor to have that resolution expung•
ed. My reply has invariably been that, to
stir foul matter would be to produce a
stench. I have never in this or aught
else endeavored to propitiate him or hie
creatures. No stone may mirk the spot
where my poor remains may finally rest,
but I mean that my children shall be able
to vindicate my name by pointing to the
-fact that Simon Cameron and his confi
dential friends were ever hostile to me.
With grateful regards, yours. very truly,
Wm. D. KaLuty.
/ Tart Comeau!cation.
Written for tbe O'aswer ]
Ma. Enrroar—The extremely loyal (?)
and christiau like (?) effusion of the Wash
ington correspmleat of the Springfield
•Repub/iszn. noted by you in the last Obser•
ver,is a fair sample of the intolerance prac
ticed by his Puritan ancestors in days of
yore. Many of th>se eantinic hypicrites,
pretended to servo the Lord (!) by burn
ing holes with a hot iron throujh the
tongues of both men and women, and then
with a rope around their necks, fasten
them to a cart and run theta round the
streets; after which they would probably
13-3 hung as disbeliever., and witaes. And
what was this punishment for? Why these
Inretched offenders refthecl to go to " meet
in" and did not believe every word of the
Puritan Ltith (:)—were, probably, (tie=
kers ?
Now this modern representative of these
self•constituted " choice of the Lord," af
ter having admitted that " Mrs. Surratt
was not guilty of the murder of Mr. Lin
coln,", expresses himself delighted that
ehe wai hung. "because it made the Dem
ocrats (copperheads) swearing mad." It
he was half as much given todelling the
truth as he is in telling lies, he would
have said, the Democrats desired that she
and 4 Me conspiratrs should have had a
trial by a rival tribunal ; and if found guil
ty, shou!d have suffered the extreme pen
alty of the law. They only took exception
to this mole of trial. and why should they
not? Dal not President Johnson proclaim
to the Gettysburg Committee, a few days
before these culprits were executed, " I
should have been pleased to share with
you.your joy at the return of peace. *
* Armed treason is swept from the land;
our ports are re•opened : our relations with
other nations are of the most satisfactory
character; our internal commerce is free,"
etc. Then if this be true, why not let
Military courts, for the trial of civilians,
cease with the war and its many other hor
rors? To he sure,the prosecuting Attorney,
said in his reply to Reverdy Johnson, that
" We were in the midst of a bloody war.
and these conspirators could not be tried
in the city of Washington except by a mili
tary court, and even then it was necesaafy
to have an armed force to protect them."
But no one believed him ; at that very time
the War Department were mustering
troops out of the service, at this very city of
Washington, as fast as possible. So you see
either Andrew Johnson or this Attorney
did not tell the truth in regard to war and
This " wise man of the East " also says ;
" I do not desire an era of good feeling ;
I do not desire that men who hate the
black man and the Union, shall lilts Mr.
Johnson." Now I !lay that the hypocrisy
of such men and such parties,is only sur
passed by their impudence. Stephen A.
Douglas said in the Senate,on the 25th of
December, 1860: " The fact can no longer
be di.guised, that many of the Republi
can members desire war and disunion un
derprotext of saving the Union;" and such
is thesamespirit today, except that the po
sition of matters is changed. The war is
over in spite of many of those who wished
to prolong it ; and now they wish to pre-
vent the advent of "good feeling "—the
restoration of the Union, under the cry
of "Union and Negro Suffrage," coupling
these widely separate matters together.
Yea, ar.d without a particle of love for the
Union, - or the negro and his rights. They
advocate begro suffrage and equality, .be
cause they think they . can get the negro
'to vote wi th them ;in short, it is not love
;for the negro, hut bate for the slavehold
er, even aft,4r his slaves are taken from
him. 'Mr. Elam., do you not believe that
were the " tables turned," and it be found
that the negro was opposei to them, they
would at once denounce negro suffrage as
infamous, fall back on their first love and
claim that "this was a Government of white
men 1" : Ta perpetuate their ride is what they
are after, not the negro's rights.
In conclusion, is it not an every day oc
currence to see the false statements of
hired correspondents misrepresenting the
state of matters in the Southern States,
and the contradictions by men high in
authority there ?• The, wish to prevent the
" era of good feeling." they wish to keep
this country in a broil. However, if I may
be allowed a prediction, they will yet be
foiled. President Johnson's' policy for re
construction is well founded, and I am glad
to learn that he. like Gen. Jackson, is,
"by the Eternal," determined to carry it
out. I hope every sound Democrat will
stand by him, and let minor issues and
clap-trap, got up and thrown out by the
ultras to deceive and draw their attention
from the main issue, be given the go-by.—
Get the machinery of the State Goevrn
ments once in motion again, and all will
be well.
CONOILESSIONAL.—The question as to who
shall be the next Congressman from this die.
trict is beginning to attract some attention
already in political clicks. It is understood
that Mr. Scofield will not object to a re:
election—in fact, intends 'being a candidate
again, if there is any hopo of success. Sco•
field is a sly chap, though, and unless he sees
his way clear for a nomination, will not allow
his name to be presented. There are not leas
than half a dozen other candidates for the
position, and as Mr. Scofield has bad it the
usual number of terms allowed by party dis—
cipline, we suspect their combined efforts will
succeed In driving him off the traok. The
Republicans of this county claim that lb',
are entitled to the candidate, and Messrs.
Lowry and Walker, it is said, will be in the
field. The former gentleman, we are informed,
has , g served notice" on Mr.quotleld that he
intends running as a candidate. MO. Walker,
it Is known to everybody, has long been am—
bitious to go to Congress, and the old desire
burns as strongly in his breast to-day as it
did ten years ago. He feels, too, that as he
is advancing in years, now is his last oppor.
'unity, and will probably strain all hie ener
gies to secure success. If the contest nar—
rows down to these two gentlemen it will be
decidedly vigorous and interesting. Most of
the Republicans look upon a nomination as
equivalent - to election, but we would advise
them not to be too confident on that. point.
The capital known to be represented in the
petroleum business in ten cities of the North
is as follows ; Philadelphis, $ 168 ,71 5 ,000 ;
New York, $134,045,000; Pi/GO:tug, 15,740,.
000; 43oston, 2,300,000; Baltimore, $1,750,.
000; Titusville, $4,000,000; Cleveland, $2,.
200,000; Chicago, $1,000,000; Cincinnati,
$750,000; Washington, $700,000. Total,
$331..200,000. This does not by any means
include all - the capital engaged, as very many
companies do not come before the public at
with statements of their espitel.
Me Moiling sloth .illustrative if the
peculiarities of one of our noted fellow citizens
of the contraband perstaslon, is familiar to
most of our city readers, but may not ;'be
those in the country. For their benefit, and
in order that•the name tend lame of Commo
dore Jatnes Stewart maybe perpetuated, we
transfer it into our columns from Harper'.
Monthly t]
A SmactawCar.—There lives in the city
of E., a certain colored individeal, whom ire
will• designate as Jim S. One day he was
doing a piece of work for a person by the
name of R. After he had finished the job, and
was about to depart, he was called by lire.
R., who said she had something she wanted
done. She took him into the kitchen and said,
"Jim, do you see that cat !•' Jim caw it.
give you a dollar if ycu will get rid of
that cat for me."
"0, yes, yes, I'd as lie' do it as not," said
Jim -
After receiving the specified dollar, Jim
ttok the cat under his.arm and walked away.
Re had not walked far when he was hailed by
a neighbor name i M.
" What have you got there Jim ?' said M.
" Well," said Jim; exultingly, "it isi a
Rocky Mountain oat, which I paid five dollars
The hair had all fallen off with age, and the
children had nisliciousiy cat its tail off.
JI:took the cat, looted at it, and said, 44 It
is a curiosity indeed." •
"Yes, 'tis so," said Jim.
" What will you take for it 1" said M.
Jim was now in his element.
66 Well, I can't take les.; th In ten dollars."
"0, that's too much, said M. -
After considerable " beating down," Jim
"As I havn't got much time to tend to the
thing, you may have it for what I paid for it."
M. paid over the V. and tuok his purchase
home. -
Not long after,. Mrs li calletnit M's. The
firet thing she saw on going into the kitchen
was the oat.
gi IVLere In the world did yoti get that cat ?"
she exclaitried.
" Why," says Mrs. M " that's a Rocky
Mountain cat, that Mr. M. bought of Jim S.
the other day. lie gave five dJllars for it."
Mrs. R began to laugh, and said :
"That a the same old cat. I gave Jim a dol
lar to carry off."
Jim kept clear of thatplace f a while.
PLaascaes.—" Brick " . Pomeroy truly says
that local editors cannot well complain pow.
On the on steamers and in hotels are
daily hear] the pleasant pop of a revolver, or
the crack of a rifle, while after dark, in pas—
sage ways the mellow shriek of some inno
cent victim calls a smile to the face of the
weary ,local wha hunts for items. And at
times a delicate boquet of blood, brains and
hair smile an item for the editor. And then
it is swept tofind in the morning in hotel:,
corpses of poisoned men, and to accompany
surgemi to witness the agonies of some
naughty little girl, ravished and left sense
less and bleeding by some pleasant looking
aegro who is bound to enjoy his freedom
Truly this is the reportorial millchiura!
A friend tells one of our Meadville ex
changes the following story, as illustrative of
the rapid growth of Corry, particularly is the
item of hotels:
' , Standing on the platform there, oaccti...y.
lately, when a train came, I noticed a , runne
accost an•indiridual who had just stepped off
the cars, ♦aliso in hand, with • Wish to go to
a hotel, sir? Carry your baggage right up.'
Rather think I don't need you,' was the an
swer, ' I keep a hotel myself.' Runner went
off, growling, 'Party place this is for a fun
ner—third new tavern keeper I've drummed
to-day.' "
Farmer says : " Fill his mouth with dirt or
gravel from the road and hell go. Now don't
laugh at this, but try it. The plain philoso—
phy of the thing is, it gives him something else
to think about. We have' seen it tried a hun
dred times, and it has never failed." •
An extensive fire occurred in Quebec
on Thursday night. Between GO and 8i)
buildings were consumed.
A man named Case, who was convicted
of bigamy at Cedar Falls, lowa. hung
himself in jail on the 11th inst. Ten wo
man were widowed by his death. .
The steamar Meteor, which collided last
week with the Pewabic, has been raised.
She is not much injured, and will be
brought to Detroit..
Ex-Senator Banj min Fitzpatrick, for
merly of Alabama, D]uglas candidate for
Vice President in 1860, has among others,
just been pardoned by Presidnt Johnson.
The contract for converting Ford's The
ater into a fire-proof building, as a deposi
tory for the rebel archieves, has been
awarded to Richard Dunbar, of Brooklyn,
at $28,000.
The Fenians of Chicago bad a grand
excursion and pic-nie on Saturday. There
were several thousand of them. Ther'e
are two regiments of Fen' ians in Chicago.
One of the speakers declared that a blor,
for the freedom of Ireland is to be struck
within a year.
A Mr. Stowe eloped from Burlington,
Vt., last week, with the wives of three
prominent citizens. All the women were
mistresses of the scamp. Ti/P guilty par
ties crossed the Canada border closely pur
sued by ono of the wronged husbands.
A three story brick building on Race
St., Cincinnatti, used'as a tenement house
fell down on Sunday morning,- burying
six families in the ruins.. o.le woman
was killed, and several - perons badly
A fellow named CAse was arrested,
tried and convicted of bigamy, at Cedar
Falls, lowa. last week. He hung himself
in the jail on Friday morning. The scamp
had married about a dozen wives in vari
ous quarters of the country, all living. He
was preparing to marry another when ar
arsenal in Richmond, containing
large quantity of shot and shell, tolettier
with cartridges and ammunition for small
arms, took fire and exploded on Tuesday
last. A soldier was killed
. and a nNro
severely wounded. The loss is from sixty
to one hundred thousand dollars.
The sympathy of the Washington Se•
cessionists for Mn.s .1( fl. Davis is decidedly
substautial ib its eharacter. Tho amount
subscebed in her behalf foots up to the
handsome sum of :iT),510. The lowe,t con
tribution to the fund was :zit°, and the
highest s.sou.
Ix Bedford, 0., on the Stli inst.., Dr .1.
W. `I
-filches shot and killed a woman
named Fatiny Parsons, whom he had
persuaded to marry him, because sites
refused to livo with him when she found
he had another wife living. Whon _ar
rested, he declared that lie,was glad he
had- killed the woman.
A private letter from Fort Riley, of a
quite recent date, says the Indians have
been very troublesome for several days,
and that about 40 men of the I Ith Kan
sas Cavalry were murdered by them at
Fort Yarab, near Fort Riley, and that
the Indians bad also captured a train of
military stores. The soldiers killed were
a part of the train escort.
Two woman, Minnie Hill and Mrs.
Mary Meiser, attempted to commit evi•
cide in ebica g o on Tuesday evening, the
former by taking four ounces of laudanum,
and the latter by taking a smaller dose
of the same poison. By the active use
of a stomach pump both were savdd from
death. Minnie declares her intention to
kill herself at all events.
ISAAC FULLY, of Penn townshi9, Butler
county, loved not wisely but too well, a
single lady of his neighborhood. •Eni
deuces of his criminality bec3ming appa
rent, he bought a dose of strycnine, in
formed),liis wife and family of his guilt,
made-his will, swalloFed the poison and
s soon a corpse. All of which took
place last week.
HOE'Sg —A Newport
,correspondent of the .
Baltimore Gaulle says :
"The blacks seem to have entire pa--
session of Hampton An d v i cin ity. I n t h e
immediate neighborhood there are fifteen
thousand, to the most. of whom the Gov
ernment is issuing rations, the rations in
creasing daily, as the negroes come do wn
the Peninsula and locate hereabout.
There are said to be in the three. counties
of Elizabeth pity. York and Warwick
forty thousand blacks ;Nut few of them
have any visible means of money getting,
although they seem to be well supplied
with greenbacks.—Many paople
great uneasiness, fearing an insurrection
among them. Around Hampton such a
thing is hardley to be feared, for a suf
ficient miltary fore' from Fortress Mon
roe could be on the spot in Lal an
hour. Indeed, things are in a unsettled
state herebouts, and from appearances
promise to remain so for some. time."
No FOREIGN WAR —The Washington cor
respondent of the Springfifild Republican
say , : The big French war that c-rtin hot
heads were for getting.up over
an, does not yet appear al2ove the horizon.
We shall have no foreign war. if the gov
ernment is wise, we shall not draw the
sword again in a (plater of a century. We
have shown our power,—and what nation
cares lo fight us ? With prudence, then,
we can have at least twenty years of peace.
They will see us out of our prer,ent fi
nancial difficulties, for by that time the
d• bt will been half paid off. Mr. Sew
ard atilt talks peaCefully—and holds the
A shoddy sheet EI.T3 that President
Johnson intends to place one of our larg
est war vessels at the disposal of John
Bright, an Abolition Englishman, for a
free trip to this country and back. If this
be true, let the exprthe be deducted from
Johnson's Fal a ry. Abolition pleasure ex
cursions have already cost the people
many million dollars. Several Govern
ment vesse:s are all the time itsvai:inz, the
pleasure of rascally officials, who spend
more time at their caruu:als than at busi
Tho city of South Bend, Ind.. was via- .
ited by a terrible tornado Wednesday
e% ening. .M my buildings•ivere demolish
ed or badly damaged,and g3rdelys,crchards
shrubbery and fences destroyed. The
long bridge across the St. Joe River,
000, was swept away. The wart-
House was unrifofed. The loss in the
village it estimated at $200,000. The
track of the tornado was about 200 lent
wide, extending about ten miles west of
the town. Many persons were more or
less injured—none killed.
A negro, named Charles Conover, was
arrested in Monmouth county, N.J., a few
days since, ou a charge of attempting to
commit a rape on a white woman at Marl
borough, and also for having committed
an assault and battery upon 4 who
heard the woman's cries and came to her
assistance. The accused was committed to
the county jail, to await trial at the Sep
tember term of the court.
The Minnesota Democratic State Con
vention met at St. Paul on Wednesday.
Resoluti , sns were adopted sustaining the'
restoration policy of President Johnson,
and in favor of the maintenance of the
Monroe doctrine.
Quite a severe shock of an earthquake
was felt at Memphis, Lagrane , ., Holly
Springs, Oxford and Uranada on Thursday.
It lasted about 1U seconds.
Some of the principal officers of the New
Central Railroad Company, with some East
ern capitalists, have just returned trout a trip
along the lines of the Western railroads, with
a view of selecting a narrow gnage route'for
a through line West, which is to connect with
the Central road. The result of the visit was
the selection of the Lake Shore, Cleveland &
Toledo, Sandusky, Dayton at.d Ciucinuati,
(from Clide to Dayton,) and the new air line
road from Dayton to Cincinnati, which latter
is to be constructed by the New Vox k Central
Company. This new route takes in a mrjority
of the best cities in New Icrk and Ohio. So
rays an exchange.
Special Notices.
There is nothing more certain to prerent
female irregularities than Dr., lielpau's Fe-
male Pills. They will n all cases effuse are
turn of monthly sickness, without which no
unmarrie I lady can enjoy perfect 'health.
Sold by all Druggists. - ati3 I m
" Miss not the occasion t by the forelock take
That subtle power, the uerer.halting time,
Lest a mere moment's putting off should "
AIIoW the dreadful Catarrh to extend down
the throat to your lungs, and Consumption
fix its never•loosening grasp upon your life.
At once use D D. 11. Seei-e's Liquid Ca
tarrh Remedy. For sale by all,Druggistl.
"There were twelve peers
Like Charlemagncs—a•id all such peers in look
And intellect, that neither eyes uor cars
For citamociers hal ever them mistook."
Still that dread disease Catarrh upon them
lidd fixed itself, until nothing would perms.
nently rerndvo it except Dr. D. 11. Seelye'o
Liquid Cu trrh Romely. Testimonials from
thousands who have been cured by it. Call
for one et your Druggist's.
.Mr. Gattsc!ialk, the distiogaishe 1 pianist,
predicts that the Misun S Hamlin Cabinet
Organs will become as fashionable as the
pianoforte has been, And will indeed be " sure
to find its way into every household of taste
and refinement which can rossibly ati•,rd its
moderate expense." lie pronounces the Mason
& Hamlin instrumints far superior to all
others of their class.
Having taken sonic pains to satisfy ourselies
respecting the merits of these new instru•
meats, we are able to speak very confidently
in regard to them, and to recommend them
heartily to our: rcaders. We have net found
any difference in the 'opinions entrt t•tined.of
them 'by musicians : value theta highly,
and all agree that their sup rior.ty to all
other instruments of the ela-s. Arn,rittan or
foreign, is indisputable.—N , Eromitter.
" Ag,- cannot wither me, nor custom stale
My Infinite variety."
Thus crici the magnificent Cleopatra, when
many younger beauties were already weeping
over their departing charms. Had she found
the fabled Fountain of Youth ? Dr. Drake
....tras to have found it, for his Celebrated
Plantation Bitter restore the aged, make the
young more belutiftil, strengthen the weak,
protect the strong, build up the feeble, and
overcome -niseast. For DyspeTsia, Languor,
Ileattburn, Ennui, Lack of Vigor,'and all ail
t ar. is arising :rem a derangement of the
Stn, Plantation Bitters are the true anti
dot and 'cure. They cure disease and pro•
mot Health, Ilappin2s3 and Long Life.
t ,\.
Gtinsnv In Wayne, August 7th, 1865, of
dipthetia, Nathan; youngest sew of Eliab
and Deborah Gurney, agol2 yeara, 1 month
and 14 days.
GURNEY—In Wayne, August 20th, 18i;5, or
diptheria, Warrh, sou of tiliah and Debt,—
borah Gurney, aged 4 years, 8 mouths and
8 days.
Brown't Hotel,
Corner of State . Street and the Pat It, Erie.
Las into the control of the Undersigned,
RAO are determined to spare no efforts that will tend to
make it a pleas-ant stopping niece for the trarelicg rob
lie. A number of important improrements Lae. alreadr
been made, and others to be como'eted et an early pe Ind
will render it oce of the finest hotels In the country.
Espe.A.l care le taken to furnish the table with all the
semonrib'e articles, aimed up in the noesrprored atl
and by &won:to:iodating waiters. We took charge ot . the
liot*t.with the resolution to wake It each as the wanta
of this section require, awl feel couthlent, of tne,ti the
approbal. n of our guests. LOOMIS Is Rung,
A. T I o.llld, t rropr:etnni.
W. 1.. Enna. 5 May 4 6.5-tt
Wool, Wool
un. haieltisT
bA- k.t l'ttee 111. b.
4 Alums.
Watches and 1
1 .000.000 WORTH'. TO BE Li
1. of at One Dollar aieb, wltionit
to be raid :or urtil you know wbat
By A. H: Konen k Co, p•nt
No. 38 Beekman street, Nag Ycrk..
cr. Read the following Let of Artle.,
100. Gold hunting cHse Iratc64,
100 Gold watches, vari(,ol
200 Ladies' gold watch..,
600 Silver Watches,
(1,000 Late style vest & neck title:li%
5,61)0 Gouts' Cal. diamond
4,000 Cal. diamond ear dr ol
3,000 Miniature revolving 4
2,000 Cal. dialvond rind uhrLei!t.l
gents' scarf pins, TAF W ttylet,
2,000 Slavonic St emble m lino
2,600 Gold bend brace:cr..
3,000 Jet and mosinc brooches,
2,000 ,Cameo brcoc
3,000 Coral ear drop,
2,000 Lulies' watch clm.u-,
6,000 Gents'. pine, t.rlPci %-!ort't,
4,000 Solitaire SieCTC n 4.
3,000 Sets studs & Film, 14/nen.,
6,000 Sleeve buttorl4, (mg.,
10,400 Plain & eirgrm.l r L;:s,
8,000 Lockets, rief,l:,
15,000 Sets ladies'
latest etylcs,
5,000 Handsome t: r..
2,000 8018 bCbotri
1,000 Gold pets :l , r-,15
2,C00 Sets jet ; e,r
- drops, lat.--t
2,000 Gold thirel,l,-.
10,000 Gold pp.', t r „,
10,000 Geld lens, cboby n , . , l(rd,' 4
nig entire list of ben , itifu
alai for 'toe Dollar e , rli
artlelea will to platen in :4
envelopes are sent by nin ! l .
to choler. fin tLe rerri; t -
what Oti are to hare. and I. •,• • .
send the dollsr and take the a' •t r ,•_
Fire certificates can be orte,re . :or S. ; sir
thirty for .$4.1; Platy tee fur f tt at ta- ta
r Nt 5. We will send a suag ttrot- • s
cents. Agents wattled, to whom w• o t.r ~
s.nd 25 cents for one certitcat- ht it r:
terms A. It. i. WE ,
P O. Box, 270,
36 Be.iman
Ring's Vegetanle Aml
region IS
and has this new name on account h.
torer being c. msolidated with it Id se
the pr.rpf.stors of the two preparst,,t.
an imments sale, for tte follow
let. It restores Gray (Lek to it, .
2d. It impnrts a beautiful •
fa ed hair.
Zd. It cures all Humors sird .1 se, is an mu diet e ..rad .at .• • •
bth. It iv a rlchlr
Lades I Du you desire to get '
artalciel Front Pieces' Then L. , r •t,
restore your Grsy Hair to IL • air,,
tremors of youtb.
Gent!emen tin your heads e'. e • L , s ,
of Baldness' Then use the .u. , , , 17
more which are causing you- 141,..
it II ant dye I It does n o t s • ; •
. 0. , x
Ist It 'a IVA eel:Up ;
eatelly 01 reg.tatl.s.
itestotative. Try it and CO,
E. M. TIPJUI A CO, rr• Pp r:-: .•,
N. T. Hume, Chion, r.n. „
Northwestern Yeaciptviraci.l
LucAl Agerits--Nal tt
Co , Titusville ; 1.. 13.
Woo,!, Corry.
j. I'j.. r,
7-30 U. S.
Bondi in amoar.:!n!
Od hand for
Immediate Delivery
Who ....e
Daly Authorized nbsc
ma) - 11'C5 t
Keystone .:National Bank of
SIT 5150,000
01:;NGE NOBLE, PreAl.lent.
JO:1N J. TOWN, CaphiEr.
8141.7 EN );ARVIN,
The above bank will opened for the
bo.ineea on
Monday, Dec. 5t14 in Rua
West aide of State St., between Seventh u.
SatUfactory paper decocts:ed.
Money received on Deposit.
Collectfocs made and proceeds
11raltr, Sprcle and flank Itotrm t •::LtL s - ,0 "
A share of Public Patronage is r.•;.c.
flew Music Store.
Irom the following celebrate , :
Steinway & SOCIN New York.
Wm. linabo & Co., Baltimore, Md.
Littdeiwin & Sons, New i ork.
Win. B. 13,radiittry, New York.
John B. Dunham, New York.
Croreeteen & Co. es York.
Geo. A. Prince & Co., Batiste,. N. Y.
Carhart.; Needham & Co., New: York
Pries% at a Large Discount beli
facturer's Prices.
PIANOS • F . llOll
Also, Instruction Cooks .. tvt 1!
All persons wishing • first rat., rto cat
on, are Invite.), to call and riacciar tabtraco
fore putchaain t r elsewhere.
Reed's Block, State strrot, near.;
°TAT , .
izr- P. S.—E.•
hare opener the
Inenond, next
store, where ihr;
n the trade wen
°rent mannfact.
Without their
may tras-tf
Trains will le
rls :
Train No. 13
Train No 10..
Train No. 0...
Train N 0.4
It* accoinuaodio
4 :IC. I
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