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THURSDAY. MARCH 15; 1860
OF BREKB COUNTT.
KISPUBLIORI O I ,TRIBUTES TO RIO, CLI-
The nomination of Mr: Clymer has
everywhere been received by the Dem
ocracy of the State with tokens of exceed--
ng gratification. His pare personal char
acter, his pre-eminent talents, his wise
statesmanship, and his manly indepen
dence, are acknowledged by all classes of
the public, and peculiarly fit him to be
our standard-bearer in the present cam
paign. Even the moat extreme of his
political opponents, while Unjustly riper
sing h:s political position, frankly concede
him to be a gentleman of undoubted in
tegkty and rare ability. The New York
Tribune, which seldom sees anything conk
mendable in a Democratic candidate,
speaks of his nomination as follows:
We do not often find a chance to praise
the Democratic party of Pennsylvania.
but we'never leave one unimproved ; and
we are now enabled to gratify our natural
inclinafion with a good conscience. Their
nomination of Heisler Clymer for Gov;
ernor is one that it was eminently fit that
they should make. For, in the first place,
ho ia a goad citizen, of very fair abilities,
and reputable character. Next, he lives
in Berke County. which has generally
given large Democratic majorities, and
has repeatedly tried to have a Governor,
but has not succeeded; and it is butjust
to give her another chance. Thee he was
Whig Of other days and it is r but` Ur
that the party which has furnished to the
present Democracy of Pennsylvania so
large a share of its brains should'oocasion
ally. have the post of honor ; and it shows
• proper liberality in the "birthright
members" to accord it. But, lastly and
mainly, Mr. Clymer was an unmitigated.
unqualified Copperhead throughout the
war, and did not pretend to be anything
The closing fart of • the Tribune's re
marks oar readers know how to estimate.
By a "Copperhead,' .that journal always
means one who denounced the frauds
and corruptions of the party in power,
who opposes negro suffrage, and who de
fends the sanctity of the Constitution.—
Mr. Clymer has eminent company in his
position• on those subjects in such illustri
ous " Copperheads " as Washington, Jef
ferson, Jackson and Douglas. Our next
quotation is from Forney's Press, at once
the most malignant and the most .unscru
pulous of the Disunion organs. The force
of public opinion in Philadelphia compels
It gives us great e pleasure to bear
monyto the high personal character of
Hon. Hiester Clymer, the Democratic
candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania.
General Geary may well say that he has a
" foeman worthy of his steel." Occupy
ing positions exactly the reverse on all
the great questions of the day, these two
representative men will doubtless conduct
the canvass in that spirittwhich should
characterize a great oontraiersy between
principles that are eternally and unequivo
The Philadelphia Inquirer, Gen. Geary's
special champion previous to the Bepubli•
can Convention, alludes to our candidate
The Democratic Convention of Penn
sylvania transacted its business with little
difficulty, and has, perhaps, placed in
nomination the beet candidate that could
have been selected from the ranks of the
patty., Mr. Clymer is a gentleman of ex
cellent character and of fine abilities.—
There can be no doubt that he will do
credit to the office, should it be his for
tune to be elected.
The Meadville .Flepubfican says " Mr.
Clymer is.the present Senator from Berke
county, and has filled that position for
several years. He is a gentleman of con
siderable ability, and for many years has
been a recognised leader in his part Y—
. • / * * He is a man of positive
,characteristics, bold and unscrupulous in
political controversy, and will occupy no
equivocal position on the issues pending
is the approaching campaign. His earn
estness and ability in, the advocacy of the
principles and policy of his parj,y will - give
interest to the canvass. He may justly be
regarded as the representative man of the
Pennsylvania Dimocracy ? and his nomin
ation is creditable to their courage and
The Greenville Argus, edited by P. H.
Braggins, Esq.,' regards -Mr. Clymer as
"the strongest available man that the
Democratic party could have placed in
nomination. He is one of the leading
attorneys of the State. and in all things,
except his political creed, unobjectiosi
The Daily Dispatch, while it sustains
(Mu. Geary on account of his military and
political record, speaks of Mr. Clymer as
" personally " " a gentleman of excellent
character , and superior abilities. We be
liee nothing can be said against his char
eater for honor and integrity."
Such, remarks the:Lancister InkMgenecr,
are the honorable tributes which our can
didate's many virtues force from his most
strenuous opponents. He is a man unlike
those whd - lave been in office of late years.
In all things he approaches the patriots
who were in public life during the better
and purer days of the Republic.
NEW lIABIPSHIRE ELECTION.
Telegrams from New Hampshire say
that the Republicans have carried the
election for Governor by a majority of
about 5,000 In the heaviest poll cast in the
State since 1860. Future returns will be
likely to decrease this majority, as it is a
well known fact that the first telegraphic
reports invariably—make the Republican
side look the beet. We think it a talr
estimate to put down the opposition ma
jority at 4400. But even conceding them
to have 5,000, the result is highly gratify.
lag to Deinocrats. At the Governor's elec
tion held last year, in a light poll, the
Republican majority was 6,128, thus show.
ing a Democratic gain of over a thousand
to a single year. This, for a New England
State, jo better than we expected, and
proves that the tide of good sense whidh
has begun to sweep over the land is al.
ready extending itself into the Abolition
The Bishop of the Bpleoopal dloc,.e of
Pittsburg will visit thi following places in
this section on the days named: Tinny!lle,
Thursday before Baster ; Corry, Friday. be
fore Suter; Brie, first Sudsy after Easter ;
Girard, on the Monday following; Watatihnl,
ea lie Tuesday following; Warm on the
WiR RADICAL CANDIDATII.
' The Radical convention which met at
Harrisburg two days after that of the De
ma:racy, selected Nejor Gen. John W.
Geary, formerly of Westmoreland, but
now of Cumberland county, as thee can
didate for Governor. We have known
Gen. _Geary personally for some years
and, although be is a man of clever man
ners, be is the last person in the world we
ever expected, up to within a few months.
to see taken up by any party for Governor.
His abilities are of a limited sort,' while
his self conceit and ambition know no
bounds. Aside from his military rpoora t
he has no claims whatever upon- the suf
frages of the people, and if stories' current
at Harrisburg last week among gentle
men of both parties,be correct, before the.
canvassis over he will be shown to have
been vastly overrated in this respect.' '
Gen. Geary was-the special pet Of Cam
erpn and Forney for the candidacy, Whig
a man of exactly snob a cast as they can
mould to suit their purposes, in case of his
election. He threw himself cotirely . into
their hands previous to the meeting of
the•convention, and to their experience
ip political chicanery, and adroit man
ipulation of Radical opinion, he owes his
nomination; The opposition to him was
intenEielibitter, and ridiculed his char
acter and qualifications with unsparing
invectiiri. He was openly accused with
imbecility and cowardice—charged • with
having sold himself to Forney and Cam
eron fora consideration--indicted for in
consistency—and some even went so
as to threaten a bolt if he was placed in
the field as the party nominee. The Ow
test waxed hot and furious, and'_for' a
while it seemed as if ei general pugilistic:
encounter wouldlettle result.
It was not possible that a conflict Of this
sort could be carried on without tome in
teresting developments being brought to
the surface, and among the most impor
tant of these was the evidence that Gen.
Geary had declaied himself for some time
after his return from the army is an un
ewerving-Democrat, with the object of se
curing the nomination of our party. The
truth of this assertion, astonishing as it
may appear,is averred to be so overwhelm.
lug that it dare not, be denied over Gen.
fteary'i'signatu're. His enemies in the
convention secured a letter of the Gener
al's on the subject,wbich they industrious
ly circulated about Harrisburg before and
during the proceedings. We give it pre
cisely as it was there distributed :
Geo. -Gearyss Letter
To S. Maguire, Eq., a leading CbaperAead of
Philadelphia, who wrote to him to know it he
• would accept a nomination front the Democra
yta party melt that he tan conscien
' /y accept a nomination for Governor from
that party—His fo • the „flat has not
caused any ententgensents inconsistent with
the Democratic party.
,NtOr CIMBEILLAND, Cumb. CO.. P 16.1
August 14, 1865.
8— /I—, Esq.,—Dear Air: Having
been absent and just returned, I have the
honor to find your two letters, • viz : that
of the 28th-ult.. covering your ,excellent
letter of fi— J—, and that of the 3d
inst., from Connelleville. The subject
matter of them both and of the letter en
closed; has been carefully noted, and tot
the fraternal manner of its presentation I
teel deeply indebted to you. -
I feel assured you will bear me testimo
ny that I have never personally aspired
to the honor of the Chief Magistracy of
the State of Pennsylvania, (1) tor" which
position you have the kindness to indicate
my name ; and, further, that when it has
been a subject of conversation, that I have
instinctively shrunk from the .responii
bilities it , entails upon its possesroe I
have never been an aspirant for that hon
orable position. I never have, directly or
indirectly, given my consent to any person
or party to use my name for it. Therefcire.
I am perfectly free from any entangling
alliances on the subject, and frankly say
to you,that if the nomination and election
were laid at my feet, I would still feel my
inability to fill so high a position with that
exalted capacity and -sparkling intellect
which is so eminently desired in the Ex
ecutive chair. Impresied with the con
siderations to which I have just glanced,
to which I may superadd the wealth which
it seems necessary for the candidate to
possess is not mine, I , must, therefore,
PUSZIST, decline to be considered a midi
I have been a lifelong Democrat, and
am still a Democrat, in the truest and
most ample construction of the word and
meaning of the term, Whew: muo:Prefir or
affix whatever, maintaining all the immuta
ble truths which underlie the superstruc
ture of our form of government, in all
their length sad breadth, heighth and
depth—not as mere abstr actions, but as
fictive, positive vitalities, invigorated by
the greatest intensity of patriotism. •
This letter has beau written in baste for
your inspection only. -
Again thanking you for your ninny kind
expressions; I have the honor to be troll,
&a., • Fraternally yours,
jomr W. GUILT. •
P. S. Enclosed is Mr. Jenkins' letter.
Come and see me soon.
We present this letter to our readers
with the belief that it furnishes a better
clue to Gen. Geary's character than any
description we could produce.. It will be
seen that it was written to' a leading
member of our party, who bad written to
him on the subject of a Democratic nomi•
nation. If the expression of the Gener-
al's devotionto Democratic principles
meant anything, all the circumstances
being taken into consideration, it meant
nothing less than that he endorsed the
pcsition of the party as it was understood
in the fall of 1865, and bad determined to
retain his connection with it. Ile dis
tinctly says he is a Democrat "without
prefix or affix"— that is, not what •is
known as a War Democrat, or a Radical
Democrat--but an out and out friend et
the Constitution, and an endorser 0 the
cardinal principles of the party. - HO is
it that the General now accepts a noin
ation „from the enemies of that organize•
tion to which be claimslo have been al
ways attached? What has changed his
mind so suddenly t Was it because his
aspirations for the Governorship : were net
met in a favorable spirit by our party;
and were encouraged by the leaders of the
Radicals/ We tears it for thepublie to
judge the meaning of the letter for them
selves, only adding that in our mind. ghetto
is no question aboaLthe matter.
Mil platform upon which Cheri hat
been plicedts *direct endersenmint of the
Bump • Congress. The managers of 'the
()invention which nominated, hint approve
o f th e diittmen schemes of 81141110 e, Ste.
Vets I Co., and Gear, himself his here
tofore made no concealment of his sup.
.ppoort of that band. of fictionist, Mr.
lianhell. of Alleghen. said in conven
tion that Geary had declared to bin his
belief in and =of the disunion
schemes of the
!may lbl CANADA.
Canada has never been in shah a state
wild consternation as at present, since
the so-called Patriot War." The whole
male population of the provinces is sweitui
ing to the . frontier. 'ln the cities, like
Toronto, the soldiers are billeted uptin
the citizens, for want of barracks to shel
ter them. - The prevailing darkness as to
the point where they wilt be needed.
makes it uncertain whether they will re•
main an hour or a month. All the Iwo
motives in the PrOvicezes were kept fired
rip, last week, to be' ready, at a' moment's
transport troops to the as yet
ittvisible scene of conflict. The great so
tivity of the Fenian organization in the
United States since the stutpension of the
Adonis corps., in Ireland, the monster mass
Meetings in all our populous towns, and
the redundant • flow of funds . into the
Fenian exchequer, account for and jtistily
tfie lively apprehensions aid hurried pre
parations of Oaf Canadian neighbors. If
the Pentane want a hundred thousand
soldiers to invade Canada on St. Patrick's
pay, they can *slily raise them. Not
only do oar whole - Irish population stand
'ready to enlist, but they would be eagerly
reinfoiced by multitudes of restless dis
banded soldiers, who have not yet accom
modated themselves to the ways of peace
Of skillful officers there would be no lack ;
for the officers wlio served in our civil war
find it more' difficult to sink into quiet
citizens than the common soldiers. Be
sides, the ientintent of "manifest destiny,"
is which the Antillean people have grown
up, has always yearned for Cade, and
expected its etiolate annexation. With
so many elements of danger known to the
Canadian& and 'magnified by uncertainty.
it is . natural , that they should be struck
with consternation, and fly about with
crazy haste to ward off the expected blow.
The Congressional proceedings of Friday
furnish the first gleam of encouragement
which has reached us from that quarter
for many days. The constitutional amend
ment foi altering the basis of representa
tion, designed to compel:the South into
granting suffrage to the negroes, which
paned the house triumphantly, and had
been for some time under debate in the
Senate, was not only defeated, but de
feated ingloriously, for its authors and ad
vocates ; ingloriously for the whole Radi
cal party. Not only were the 'Radial
ranks broken, but the Radical leaders tell
to quarreling among themselves, and
abusing each other in the vituperative
style of, which they are such glib and yin
dictiie masters. The vote stood twenty
five ayes to twenty-two nays. The Septa-
Bean Senators voting with the Democrats
in the negative were Messrs. Brown (Rad
ioal,) Cowan, Dixon, Doolittle, Lane; of
Kansas; (Radical.) Norton, Pomeroy, (Bad.
coal,) Stewart, Sumner. (the arch-Radical,).
Willey and Van Winkle.: (the Vest Puy
ginia Senators,) and Yates, (intense Ralli
ed.) The Route also did a good thing in,
sending back the • so-called tlvil ,Bights
Bill to the slumber of a committee; a
slumber from which it will probably not
The President and the enuntry have
reason to be encouraged. it is now cer
tain that none. of the Radical measures
can primal. The Southern. Senators and
Representatives may be kept out ; but no
tiirtlOr .constitutional amendments can
be carried through' the two Houses, nor
any measures of mere legislation-passed
for oppressing and humiliating the people
of_the South. The South may not be
represented ; but it will not be; in other
respects, very grossly outragSd. The Rad
icals are defeated and confounded ; and
the country will enjoy their mutual re•
oriminations and their impotent rage.
I TIM DIMOVIZATIC RIVIVAL.
In nearly every portion of the country
in which elections bare been held this
spring, the Democratic party has either
gained glorious skater/es, or made heavy
gains. The people are getting their eyes
opened at last, and are rebuking the men
who have cheated them so long,in a man
- that cannot be mistaken. At 'the
miticipat election in Troy, New York,
the Democratic candidate for mayor was,
elected by over three hundred majority,
despite the most strenuous exertions. of
an unscrupulous, eoutideni,well-osgsaised
and mend) , successful opposition.' At
the charter election In Ithica, New York.
the entire Dentboratia ticket was elected'
by a handsome majority-4n average gain
of one hundred and twenty-two. The
Democrats have also made large gains at
Utica, New York, and elected nearly all
their ticket. At the election held at
Cairo, Illinois, on the 27th tilt., the whole
Democratic ticket was elected by a ma
jority averrapnifrom 250 to 825. eln 1864
the Democratic majority in that city was
only 170. Cheer up, boyC/the skies are
Ns. Cows:4 who is one of the most
clearheaded men and forcible speakers
in the Senate of the United States, has
been read out of the Republican party by
its convention in the following resolu
Rashid. That the Hon. Edgir Cowan,
Senator from Pennsylvania, by his coarse
in the Senate of the United Staten has
forfeited the confidence of those to whom
he owes his place, and that ha is hereby
most earnestly requested to resign.
Mr. Cowan is • ?ceremonially' of the
people and State of Pennsylvania, not, of
Thad. Stevens and his clique. His polio
in the Senate has for years been in oppo.
sition to the disunionist", and he has
many warm friends among the liberal er
inoderate Republicans of his State, who
have always approved of his course, and
will go with him. The only fault with
which he is charged is that of
Tee RepoMimer hope to be able to
make much capital for . .penersl Geary:opt
of the soldiers' vote.- In tkis they will
be mistaken..; They have heretofore had
thel*teilt of a muchisrger arilltiers• iota
'than they can obtain.* the coming con
tat.. General Geary is not, the mai to
telly - the returned soldiers with Ewen
tin:aim. Multitudes of officers and men
know that ' hie military career was not
what it ought to have been. But, , even
if it had been all that it might, hi would
be defeated. No man can he elected Gov
ernor of Pennsylvania next fall who stands
on the *Morn laid down by the &pub.
iiaan Chaventko. •
A JOICI is going round certain circles at
the expanse of Henry J. Ramona, which
is too good to he kept private. Report
has it thiit Yr. Hansom, an ex member of
Conpesa from the Beißilo district, the
other day introduced Mr. Raymond to
ox-Goreroor Parker. of New Jersey, who
is, 'as everybody knows, a, staunch Demo
colt. "Ah," sap judge P., "I'm very
glad - lo make Mr. Raymond's acquaint
ance. - I take the 'liner because I like to
see both . sides." "Yee," says Hanson.
"and you get both sides in the noes."
Tim friend and fugienssis of General
Geary, *-his recent etruggle for the Re.
publiCan nomination. was the editor of
the Philadelphia Eras and Wuhington
awsnirla. , The latter is one of the /*W
est revilers of President Johnson, and, of
amuse. his favorite candidate must stand
upon the sense platform,. or he could not
have secured the confidence and 'support
of the Secretary of the Senate.
Loom. TlcKwrs.—The following ale the
ttotets that will be supported by the Demo-
Oats of the boroughs sad townships jailed,
at the eleotioas to be held on Friday : .
Chao* Borough.—Bogsis, Wm P Starts;
Council, 0 Gory Smith. Bernard Belle;; Jae,
doe. B ld Hayes; Condeble, Wet N Bennett;
Judge, Jae Btranahaa ; Inspeetsr. B B Ward;
As4stwor, A 8 Titiottson; School Directors, 0
B Johnson, Jonas Humphrey; High Consta
ble. as, Pratt.
Slut Mill Onek —Said Commissioner. Ural
Behluraff ; Constable, Thai Davison ; School
Directors, D C Thomas, 3 yrs, A C Martin, a
irs, A 11 Riper, 1 yr, Rohl Coetbras, 1 yr;
Auditor, 11 N D 11; Assessor, Jam C Graham;
Judge of Veai Pardo* Bennett ; Inspec
tor of Election s .' iCcieblet; Treasurer, Robt
Cochran ; Town C it. E Goodrich.
• West MW Creek --Same as But, esoept the
following: .Judge of Election,Christian
?boom; Inspector of Election, Lam Mother.
North East Towsship.—Road Commies''s •
en, Dennis Heath, 8 year., Joel Loomis, 2
years; Constable, A B Martin; School Direc
tors, B F Gifford.-11 Wolf; Alditor, H. R.
Porten Assessor, B A Taber; Judge of Eleo
don.- 13:S Nash Inspector of Election, Wm.
Randall; Treasurer, N. Norris ; Town Clerk,
Greene.—Justice, G C Barney; Constable,
Hosea Drown; Assessor, H L Pinney; Judge,
John Desmond; Inspector, John Cradles;
Treasurer, Cyril Drown ; Clerk, A L Pinney ;
Road Commissioners, Lyman Morse, Ens
Drown; Auditor; John Desmond; School Di
restore, John II Tate, Matthew Filley, Frank
lin' Barney. '
Summit—Jastlces of the Peace, Z. L. Web
ster, M. Wisy ; Road Commissioners, John
Bays, 2 years, A. G. Hill, 3 years ; Constable,
Joseph -Protteek ; School Directors, George
Reynolds. 2 years, J. B. Graham, 8 -years,
G. B. Andrews. years; Auditor, J. L Way ;
Assessor, H. W. Hall ; Judge of Electicp, 7.
L, Way ;Inspectors of Election, 'E. Graham;
Dean Parker ; Tfreasnrer, George Reynolds ;`
Town Clerk. L. A. HaD; Indepiadent Demo
cratic Candidate for Judge of Election, N.
Govrainiz's Veto.—The public generally
'will be gratified to learn that Gov. Curtin has
vetoed the bill entitled a An act to suthorisi
the Phlladelphia & Brie Railroad to courted
branches from their main line," which, lass
been the subjeot of considerable itudittrongly
unfavorable comment. Its main provisions .
were as follows:
That said road br sithorbred to survey,' to—
asts and mistrust one or more branches of
railroad, extending froth sity,polnt• or points
on the main line of their read I. any point or
points it any county through or in which the
said Lab% line' passer, or la any adjoining
- And may borrow any amount lees than
$BO,OOO per mile in aid of the construction of
said branches, pr, sot over, eight per cent.
interest, and gmortgage`bondt therefor.
That, before commencing the constriction
of said branch roads ,under the provisions of
thli act, the said (mummy shall Cause a map
of the location thereof, indicating the length
of-the live and the width of the road bed, to
be filed in the office of the Bescretary of. this
Commonwealth, and upon the filing of the
said map the Mid Company shall have-a valid
title to the location therein indicated, pro
riding the eseetructioa .of the road shall be
commenced within two yams thereafter aid
be completed within five years. . •
The Governor vei7_ properly taker the
gressedthat-the privileges thus accorded are
SR inbingementrof private rights - , and unjust
to the general public, and that their opera
tions would sorts to retard rather than pro
mote the interests of the mantles directly
Cur rox. —Thu election for Intl
°Moen e ed but trifling attention up to
within a day or two, bit as the time for voting
draws sigh,.it begins to be canvassed, with
stars interest. The following a eomplete
list of the candidates in the various wards*,
to the hear at which we go to prima
Ist Distswt—.Select Caused--.C. `M. Tibbs!" ;
Common Ceuneil—D. O. Ormsby, J. 0. Spen
cer; Jodge—Jobn W. Shannon, David Ben.
nedy ; '(one to lie (dieted ;) Inspeeter+llC.N.
lambs. L. Dobbids.
2d Distrieg—conanosi Beldsu.
decker; Assasior—Tbeobold Hht ; Judge—
. J. Fielder • Inspector — Wm. Pfeffer.
East Weivi,(inclattinglet. emd2dDistricts).--
Justice—B. P. Bennett, Herman Leo; School
Directors—P. A. Beaker. P. Crouch ; Audi—
um—W. W. Dobbins, A. H. Cengbey ; Asses
sor—O. -N. Hassell.
Wed Ward, (including Ed and 4th Districas)—
School Directors Wm. 8. Brews Andrew
&mit t M. R. Barr ; (two to be elect ed ;) Con.
stable—D. 'Zimmerman; Assessor—Thomas
Ed District- 2 Common Council—A. W. Vim
tassel, Richard Dudley; Judge—Jas.Vittich ;
Inspectors—M. Hamilton, Robert Houston.
41k District-801ot Council—J. C. Burgess;
Common Council—C. IL Bs, M. Henry;
fol s z o t e a to be elected ;) Judge -James Dunlap ;
rs —Willinnt G. Arbuckle, L W. olds.
A BOXILINZLL u vu. FIUMW CllllL—The
gre asst excitement prevails at the Fenian
Headquarters is New York by the discovery
that Dougherty, the confidential agent of
O'llahoney. and latterly holding the office of
Special Organiser un der Roberts. who far
many, months has been a most distinguished
worker in the Fenian can t% is a Cantinas
spy and London detective. Dougherty bas
absconded. taking with him books. papers
aid; private correspondence of both Roberts
and General Sweeney, mama' them a Com
plete sokedule of .the arms, clothing •ud
munitions. of war now etched alongthe
frostier. Dougherty is supposed to be, is
Montreal by this time.
Wisre ander special ebliptleas to Messrs.
Arm llsatit. of Carry; B. A. Taber, of North
Bast A. Pomeroy, of Cotswold; and 1.
Cauthluie, of Lockport, for their efforts is
ateadhlS Ile eiroulakta of the obsernr.--
Those four gentleman have dais more to id•
moo the latansta of the paper Alms say
other ifty:la We sesaty. If ire had Wei trr
Area Muds Moir *map in every &Saila
phe ' et the Observer ity
Ude thseireaasseob.stroespi thiraearid copiis.•
"- We . isr mislead tollhidsts the_iespri
Wien et the emend lewrsal , which was dp
etOjed la the rest tare et Keadrilik
appease . ' sfew weal apt . 4 10,1 1 44,#. ;li.mk‘
tire sew esit,sad locking neat as pod pans
work and tasisfally seleoted material c*s
iiike it. kr. Riehelaa, the haves primeleta,
has asseclated with him Mr. Edward Bliss, as,
experience I editor, who Wise chug of the
political department, while the former patte
rns& devotee Maisel!' excdualvely to din loos'
parent' the paper: The Jamul is one of the
best and sum eamildly edited of eat ex•-
Radical State Convention,
PRESIDENT JORN - 80N 11,13PIIDIATiD:
STEVENS, SINNER & (9). ENDORSED
SENATOR COWAN REQUESTED TO RE
GREAT BITTERNESS- OF FEELING
Panning to eall therstnett remnant of th e
depubiloan party of -this State assembled in
81 to Convention is Harrisburg en Wednes
day, the 7th, for the purpose of nominating
a issiditits for Gofinsor.
The great Winnebago chief. Cameron, and
Forney, D, D., had cunningly manipulated
the whole affair to salt their own purposes.
In salty did 'their oppuents urge the claims
of their favorites. They had to swallow the
dose prepared for them with what grace they
could. The certainty' of defeat only made
them more desperate, and from Monday after
noon Instil the nomination was mad* the high
est tsiedleintnt prevailed: flitter words were
aimed through every hotel and bar room of
the city, aad in a number of instances blows
were exchanged. Tits Ketchum and Moor
bead era swore like troopers. They de
trained Geary as a Whilomedal Loofoco,
and stigmatised him is* Berxnutrveted Coppgr-
Aga, who had sought the Democratic nomina
tion, Ind, faith% to receive soy countenance
from air party. turned Republican - for the
sake of getting theft's. ,The war of words wee
so done that a, good siV"to and a general game
of &acids was regarded as a relief to over
At 12 o'clock John Cessna called the Con
vention to order. -William B. Mann. District
Attorney of Philadelphia, Was nominated as
the anti-Cameron snd Potosi men for tempo.
rary Chairman. 0. J. Dickey moved to.amend
by entetitnriag the name of W. Half,
Bustin from the Blair county district. Op
this the Viva voce. .It resulted
In 31 votes for Hall. to 62 for Mann. The
anniancement of the result wu received with
shuts of exultation by the adherents of Cam
eron and Forney, and with the.apathi of des
pair by the opponents of-their pet candidate.
A Committee equal In number to the Iltste
Banat* was appointed on perinsuent organitS•
lion, and a similar oommittee on Resolutions.
John Cessna, fearing trouble, tried to pus a
resolution framed to prevent any discussion
-upon the resolutions after they bad been re
turned from the committee, but the convention
refused to allow this cunning little trickster
to put any such gag in its, mouth.' The at.
tempt gave rise to some sharp discussion.—
The convention then adjourned until 6 o'clock,
P . 'M.
Arrsuuootr Suston.—At 5 o'elock P. M., L.
W. Hall, temporary Chairman, tailed the con
vention to eider. The first business in order
being the report of the Committee on -perman
ent, organiution, it wu received. John Cs
rode, fautionsly termed Honest John, Was
made permanent President of the Convention.
Never wu there a viers unfortunate 'election.
His stupid blunders, his utter ignorance of
parliamentary usage, and bin entire want of
good ladgment and common sense made him
the laughing stock of the whole•Oonvention.
His speech was entirely out of plane, if not a
direct Inuit to all bit the friends of Cameron
and Verney. Several delegates cried "shame,"
while every new and then hisses issued from
outraged iodividnals on the floor. One indig
nant and disgusted member remarked, , "The
old fool. he got that, up as a ratification speech,
expecting the nomination of Geary ; and hav
ing nothing else on head is getting it off here."
Such a speech it was. Balere ho subsided the
Convention was convinced that • great mis
take had been made in the selection of a pre •
Thomas B. Cochran, Esq., 01 - York county,
reperteditstries ef-reeolutions in the usual
trilby wasity,strain. They are very long and,
Windy, and framed with the especial design of
being construed to snit all wisp of the party.
Relive an abstract of them:
Ist Renews their pledges of unfaltering
devotion to the Federal Union, and their de
termined purpose that it shall be preserved.
[This is in direct oontradietiob to the sth of
die series, which endorses the members of
Congress who are doing their best to prevent
a restoration of the Union.] '
44. Asks for the "gathering of the, legit'-
. mete fruits of the var."
That "the failure in there grays
duties" would be u "criminal u seces
4th. &aortas the course of i Andiew John
sou up to the time Lincoln was assassinated,
sad appeals to him pathetisally not to desert
the Radical faith.
'sth. Openly insults the President by en
dorsing the acts of the Radicals in Congress,
without proviso of any tort.
tith. That no man who hu,roluntarily en
gaged in the lite rebellion, or has held *Zoe
under the rebel ;organization, should be 'al
lowed to sit In the - Congress of the Union ;
and that -the law—known as the teat oath.—
should set be repealed.
Tilt. Asia for the payment of the national
Bth. Praises *the conduct of the-nestrose
during the RIP, and advocates their right to
votes in language that is designed to cheat
the anti-negro suffrage members of the party.
iThis resolution is the first in the series that
to announced in the reports to have been re
ceived with “applause.]
9th.. Asks for protection of the iron and
other interests, in order thist the rich owners
of manufacturing establishments may con
time to reap enormous fortunes at the ex
pense of the muses.
lOte. is a very finny resolution. attempt—
ing to tatter Governor Curtin, and keep his
friends and the more conservative Republicans
is the traces. •
lltit. Approves—of the law relieving rea
estate trots taxation ter State purposes.
12th. Praiser the ...duet of sar.ooldiers
114 b. This resstinies is good enough to be
given *complete. It applauds the men whose
name above• ail :Whets is s "•stench in the nos
trils " of the nation. It reads se fillowr :
That the services, labors, consummate ability
and unyielding-faith in the oountry manifested
by the Hoe. Edwin M. Stanton, as the head of
the War Department, during ths - rebellion,
have been of leestimsble 'slue to the Coun—
try, end entitle him to the warmest commen—
dation of the wile. beers,]
14th. Asks for equ'tsble bounties for the
15th. Endorsee Gen. Grint. _
16th. Says : gi That ny attempt by foreign
nations to establit) a Monarchical government
on this continent is eildence of , a design to
destroy the Republic."
17th. Complains of the. "course of Senator
Cowan, and says he has forfeited the confi
dence of those to whom.he owes his place."'
[Greeted with unbounded applause
18th. Requires the President of the Con
vention and the candidate for Governor to
appoint the chairman of the State Central
Upon the reading of the fourth resolution,
0. .1. Blakey. Esq., of Lancaster, sprang to
his feet and indignantly charged in his end-
ted armor. that the resolution as read via
net that adopted by the Committee on Ituo.
Innen,. In this assertions he was sustained
by Bourg members, but the majority decided
As seen as the reading of-the resolutions
was laished„ John Cessna moved that they hi
adopted as a whole. Mr. Kirkpatrick, of
leeway, expressed his utter surprise at the
media of Mr. Cessna, saying that be (Mr.
Cessna) had peiitively pledged his word to
the Committee ea Kuehnleas that he would
maim no evert to prevent a full and epee dip_
suedes if the platters. Mr. A. McClure,
of Praeltlia, moved that, the platform be
'adopted with the exeeptiets of the-fourth res.
'Alden. He thought the name of Andrew
Mauna ought not 'to be mentioned is the
Convention. Mr. Kell, et Blair, made a
speech et seme length, eadersiag the resolu
tion sad, praying that ,the members would
panne seek a seam as venial net drive the
President entirely sway from the party which
elected his. Moo of "Be is wee ahusdj,"
andjon and laughter resounded throughout
Mr. McClure supported his riseintlen in
some strong remarks. urging the Convention
Is past the name of President,Jolitsealby
with what it desertud--ellent eenteraW.htr..
UsiNtUs Ibllowed the line of ergnmisit 'disked
by Mr. Mall, sad ippesiol_to the Convention
to pan the mold's's. iskyieg that it was only
outhrsesteist of the Prisideat while be was
usequivoual4 with the party, sad not of say
of his meat sets.
D. Canshaw, Esq United tastes Die
Met Attorseyat Pittsburg, offered the follow.
leg as a substitute for the fourth regolatin
u repeiled yy the flee :
Reeeiu4, Deti.ll4* la the tilt tried
loyalty find devotion of Andrew /Chinon to
the onus° of the Union in the dark days' of
treason and rthellion—redembering the pa
triode ttooduct,services and sufferings which in
times pasthave endeared his name to the Union
party—and now, reposing full trust' in his
ability, patriotism and integrity, we express
the confidence that the policy of his adminis
tration will be so shspod and conducted as to
save the nation from the perils which still
Mr. Lawrence, of Washington. made some
stingintallusions to the fact that Mr. Carn
ahan, being an office holder, stood in a pecu
liar relation to 'the President, and appealed
to hi n to withdraw hie resolution. Mr. CAM
abut refused to do so. Mr Kirkpatrick, of
Allegheny. moved to strike out the.words,
"and now, reposing full trust in his ability.
patriotism and integrity." He regarded it a
fatal mistake for the Republican I arty to go
before the State on a platform endorsing
President Johnson. 0. J. Dickey hoped ,the
gentleman from Allegheny would withdraw
his amendment. if he wanted the ayes and
nays on it he could have them, end the
amendment would be voted down. Colonel
McClure said the gentleman had evidently got
into the wrong convention; be had arrived
just two days behind time. If his resolution
had been offered in the Depooratio Conven
tion it would Imes been received with shouts
of applause. - It did - not sail the tastes of this
body, and the best thing the gentleman could
do would be to withdraw it. Mr. Marshall,
of Allegheny, took occasion to pitch into Mr.
Hall, John Cessna, sad some others who had
been making flings at the radical side of the
Convention. Some sharp words were ex
changed between Messrs: Hall and Marshall,
which showed what an utter want of harmony
The greatest excitement and contagion pre
vailed throughoat the hall, and to add to the
general disorder; the President of the Con+
ention showed himself utterly mitt to pro
d& lie cooed neither preserve order, nor
comprehend the plainest parliamentary rules.
Mr.jlenediet, the Clerk of the Henan of Rep
resentatives, took his stand betide him to
assist him. Belt it was of no use. "Honest"
John's head was too thick and his brain too
much bemtiddled. He was quite past help,
even from Mr. Benedict. His stupid decisions
which were made one moment and reversed
the next, gave rise to shouts of derisive laugh
ter. Colonel McClure badgered him with
points of order, until he was made a really,
pitiable object. At about every third sen
tence, Mr. McClure would solemnly remark,
t•lf I be in order sir," atid f the mere enuncia
tion of she word order, invariably brought
down the house in shouts of laughter and-ap.
planes. Finally John Cessna got the floor
amidst the general confusion, and proposed
to recommit she resolution iriregard to Presi
dent Johnson to the Committee on, Resoln
tions. Col. McClure acid he arose to a point
of order. The crowd yelled and roared with
laughter, and the look of the President was
one of utter dismay. fie had conceived a
holy horror of the gentleman from Franklin.
Mr. McClure stated his point of order to be
that the resolution could not be re.committed
`without re coromitting• the whole report, a
part of which had been passed. The Presi
dent first said it could, and then decided that
it could not, all in about the same breath.
(Laughter, cifeouise )
Fortunotely for'Covode. just at this point
Mr. Carnahan withdrew his . amendment, say
ing in an excited manner that he bad only
asked the Convention to say that President
Johnson was not a traitor, It knave and a fool,
-but that it peetned members were unwilling to
do so. The original resolution being then
before the Convention, Mr. Cessna called for.
the previous question. Mr. Kirkpatrick, of
Allegheny, protested against being gagged,
saying the gentlemen from Bedford bad 'vio
lated his plighted word in calling for the
previews_onestion. Mr. Cessna; replied that
he was doing what he did for the good of the
party, and that he. should not go to the gen
tleman from Allegheny to learn what was
gentlemanly. Mr. ,Kirkpatrick replied : "I
hurl back upon - the gentleman tram Bedford
the assertion that he has violated his plighted
word, a thing no gentleman ever does." Mr.
Cessna subsided, and called for the putting
of the vote on the previous question. One of
the first delegates who 'voted asked what
question was before the body. The Chairulan
declared the rote tb be on the retention
nit clawed another outburst of laughter a
the expenee of the chair but, the vote pro
seeded by ayes and nijs, resulting in the
passage of the resolution by a vote of ayes
109 to nays 21. Mr. Kirkpatrick in voting
nay, said he did so becau•e be believed the
name of Andrew Johnson should never have
been mentioned in the convention.
0. J. Dickey moved the convention proceed
to ballot tbr'oovernor. Some one suggested
that they Ought sret to make some nomina—
tions. It' wu decided to proceed to ballot.
Some one nominnted Hon. Jchn Cessna.
//enorabie John declined, in a speech, which
being Interprets& meant that, finding himself
worse off than when he was a candidate before
the Democratic convention three years ago,
be would be perfectly &putout to ee :vs as
Chairman of the Stat• Central Committee. or
in some other subordinate position. The firs ,
ballot resulted as follows : General John W
Geary, 81 votes; W. W, Retohnm, 80; J.IK
Moorhead, 19; and General Harry White, 8
General Geary's nomination Tao then made
A committee Was appointed to wait on the
candidates and bring them into the H►ll.
While the committee was absent, speeches
were made by Thomas Marshall, of Alle
gheny. John Cessna, and Galusha A. Grow.
Mr. Marshall said that General Qeary had
called on him a few days ago, and in a con
versationt hold told him that he could fully
endorse every act or speech of -Thaddeus Ste
'yens, except that in regard to a cartaittplace
unmentiosible to tars. John Caserta re
;hishod his old- harangue, only making it a
little those radical to suit the times. Mr.
Grow went off into a poetical rhapseitygover
the good time coming, when suffrage for all
men, white, black, spangled and Indian, Chi-
nese and Hottentot, shall be the universal
rule of our national life. While he was in
the very midst of one of his Sights, General
Geary, accompanied by a braes band. entered
the Hall. The General, on being introduced,
tried to make a speech. It was evident-that
he had a little piece committed to memory,
but, unfortunately, not very well committed.
He halted; and stuttered, and stammered
through a few dull paragraphs, the only no-
table utterance bang as assertion that he
Stood squarely upon the platform he had
never read, and was in favor of the doctrine
of negro suifrage o , The delegates sank• into
their seats disgusted, and the outside orowd
could not find a chance/to cheer. It was evi
dent to,all' that the candidate was not a man
of ability—only is very ordinary personage
indeed. The whole Convention presented a
decided and most unfavorable contrast to that
which nominated Mr. Clymer ; and by the
work of Wednesday the election of the retinal
statesman of "Old Barks" is rendered sure
beyond a peradventure,
if the conservative
men of the state do their duty.
Litter from Pith°le.
PllllOl4 Cm', /birch 12th, 1866.
• En. °natives great event of the
week is the opening of railroad communica
tion with the outer world. The Oil City and
Pithole Rail Road trains begin to ran regularly
to-day, leaving Pithole City at 104. At." and
4 P. SI., and connecting with trains fur Amer•.
lea. The whistle of the Ant through locomo
tive was the occasion of great rrjoieing
Wong Pitholiens, and all look for -an im
provement in business as well as comfort.—
With -the present elegant betel aotommoda ;
Lions of this borough, it is anticipated that
Pithole City will become, during the spring
and summer, the centre of oil operations.—
Among the hotels the Danforth House now
takes the lead, haying been for some time
working its way upw.rd in popularity and
The Borough is now quiet and orderly, a
reduetion and change in the police force bay
ing been recently made. Several ,efforts were
made to overthrow the effete, sleeted, bat
noire were enceessful, as the Legislature
stepped in with an not legalising the election.
Senator Hoge haereerni-11-niade a raid ripens
the concert saloons, popularly known as "free
end ems," there being heretofore no law
applicable _to the case of " pretty " waiter
girls engaged in dispensing rifle 'vriatakey and
lager beer to weak mankind.
In the meantime, the sou6l of the church
bell will coon be beard, and the Methodist
congregation is growing rapidly. Numbers
of those who hare heretofore been only those
nondescript creatures known as 4-" operators"
are bringing their fatale' - and taking •up
their residence here.
Society. so-called, Is also improsbig..4hat
is to say. soda) athiow.
in the Methodist c h urc h
„w eb ttee, 4ll
sot creatures cell the "11•11441pIN
&eye," owing, we suppose. le
lotted. kissing games which :mot-Vet
folks after the New Englend feelee—hai
Pithole City is improving in ail thee.
in which it has so much needed iiiier.L'4l
but there still remain
. among tu l i p "
pestilent crowd of infamone plop, u pe i
i n league with some so called cir,„„ t ate
who will be the next Pithele
'dieted. We hear that a prize l i k t — ne
Owe today la one of the selbo t h",lilik
4 0 Btonehouse -Jack," who wa r glaki
Titusville at the time of tin sip > \diary fires, and sßuffslo roao,
hoped. that_ both w ill be sever e l y 1 0 „.4,
Oil matters are dull, with Tory f
$8,25 per barrel. No new sin k''
reported recently, - except Na. ig
which many think will be e ft
wells on the creek. It is still tic,
exotica prospect. The Hew
citement seems to be dying out.
Years. hastily, /1,
P. B.—At 4 o'clock this mertiie g
out in the National Hotel, ea
one of the largest and but mat e
Inge in the Borough. It beg et
story, and was the result of ear l
the part of some of the inmates.
which was four stories high as
cost;:irlth the furniture, $35,000.
was /laved. The proprietors we
the amount of $l2 000 in the Hot
Company, which failed a few de :
New York. The Berne% 'Tweed It
lags North if the hotel, five of
destroyed. It Will only by the
lions of the .citixeus and Arum
opposite buildings were saved,
weather of the, lut .
twenty four 1
the light wind.probably Paved lie
of the town from destruc tion. At l
t er he
p e iles total lose
ab i ou e t
$60 1,0 ,000
A new time table went im
the Philadelphia Road on M I
trains now run as follows:
Mail, 8,10 in the foranson; Expres s ,
the afternoon ; Cony Accommedeti
in the forenoon. Arrive--Exprie k
the forenoon; Corry Amommaifiti or
the afternoon ; Mail, 6,55 in tee •
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