Erie weekly observer. (Erie [Pa.]) 1853-1859, September 02, 1854, Image 1

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~thee removed to Au I H wawa Mort. Ild
I.x.r -tam at Erie. I•a
Guitar: reindener ou Such at.
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I Hotel and the Read House The
arded ban for the best picture, for
. Price 8100 and upward.
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,; the baft nuJ cbss pert now to lair
;ii rear of I!ddel's Fus nate, sale
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.en Fence, Ita,:ing, Steam Moen. Yawn
•-n,Pleca, and al, kinds of Macikoer. and
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Pnntic g Office, corner of State and sth Sta
cm- TERMS 1r paid in whence, or within 3 Li:watts,
$1 50, if not paid u above *2 will be charged.
.•421.ny echoer/bet failing to pay within the year, the
paper will be discontinued and for ue. - ont left with a pro
per officer for collection
Sixteen lines or lees make 3
One Square, one week. $ 75 I One enure 3 menthe $3 00
One • 2 100 One •• SCO
One " " 125 One a 6:5
annum. lice' allowed fora Cart ever end undo.
Two Atuares-3 months. $6, 6 ty..lith, u...bihs,
$ll SO, I year $l4.
Oo• column. or ;10 •yaaree-- r,e veer *ae R m ntht
$3O, 3 montbs.:slB.
Obttuary and Marnage notrce 2 cents eech
falbtbens, concerts. ,5u per rent ed.Ln .r the
above rattle
Rehrinu., Pubhr , Fire 12 , 4130:my rad other 11. 6.11
the rbore
lir'3derchant• repuirait frequent TlWllagel ,
In that! ati•ertieements will I,e allowed TWO 511Ilaref, pa
per, and eard. tor $l5 For addttional Apace, the rhar
gee will be in proportion, and the .tdverti•ements matt
be strictly confined to the Iniititi.itto buoinese or the ad
vertaser Payment for tracweat advertirementa required
in advance Bala for yearly ad' ertiainK will he presented
half-yearly & redaction 10 per vent ..111 be mad e no
all exotpt temporary adverttsement, when paid n arh snot
JUST reeeiveo bt Laprens. 04'11 ./1 111 r
t. Cnfari. :/111.1 he., 4 1
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• Wall and Window Papet
( •'• 1. '"" ever t.rouont
dering to match We do not pretend to .ell , on . pa lno tn,•
paper INl&Pfir iu t;rsed !rook nue of the large.t
nfacturing Ilatablahments
.11 Ne co,ntry . and ail a barge n, we ran and will wr.
Witt/tele who pretend to gel, at, a•,, and . 1 ashen 1 nt , er an c.. di
that For ,root call and ace 1)1 11l 1%
Fr ,r koril IS. 1554-4., ` , ,r) V Hrom ^ • Ft1,,,-
1,110 SAJTS BO!
E% LAY wnn ha, ”4' , • ant: e,
are eno gh ic luu. 1r lore i h v but Fcg rhea pnew.
be a u tb , q and Q uanl,lt w e r.. 14 /111. wlrh
MILLI C• 0 deny It. that w [,,re “neti p.t. .4,1 k 1.41.
Gold and SO vet Watch. n t. vo•r% fr-rnigi , n JewerN.S,lver
ware, 1 h Sett', Caper, an,. tiaskets—iu •... ".1.1nt,. , of ?}Leb
er...that can hr f 0111,: ~ r ut. ire
Au Inspec
llon, 111 requested. ow.
repaift , l tl .1 10 it the %bort
ounce ST.PCk I•tV dr. Fl
OTRANGER. why trouble your Irmo& L.,r the t,me, a .ice Inn
t,.3 eau gu to ritoehion ■nJ Fdilet., end cat v Fw.d r ioc o ,
Just about nothing?
They ire new l,r/1/J ne fipty-pre La.av, 0f t0..014c . .. its,
at them beautiful. all of , t , em fwJ Pal Ro.,
May 6. Itkal SI
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Illavalopas, Die Iliak.uig and Elogratruig.
DlEPaltered, Enveiope..lnritped
mapathin Lnvelopt.tell..caled and Piper Rae.
for Grucerc and putt.nn Up Jen and F.usver
Primed direetiong. it Colbert's r.riteinpe r. lularlury au I
printing Establishment : s3 South Fourth Street. I'...iade.,/his
Ni 8 Or mar •••11 M dialseer 'Pr by tepees/ a• pee agerraarat
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News Prom the Steamship City of Glasgow
Groat Rattle fought on the Danube!!
Tag Tlerear4l liwanduge KU( sd 404 Winierer
[lv velterdrll arrival u 1 the Gaited rido• ti.atir.•• u
a_r intel'irenee we. b roVel.• to t.r.e r on -t
beet Wetted arid eheipe•i -toe." Of' 11,11,
uistiing gteel• tier nroortiv to J .•
moss to keep up hit. ft pull. 011 61, ~g ,„ Ile ••• ,
the shortest ....led e.t.a, dna tiklnte.l WI. 'lt iss
tal...shatent in the c,,, I tie °etpo• rr • 1.5 , 1 • .•`..C:
of ibooe splendid it..od. for ~ 1 10, 1 /. • '1 . 1 . 11 • P. n
part Of sigh Tweeds , •-•tioere- op. .
Cravats:G.ore... H1. , ,
competent judges the Vt . , th Illy * pit. It• tir
having deterrill, , . 1., pa. 'l,,•ots. the a 11..! 1.. 1 •,.
Fares and /era. 4.54•.(4
hang in the niatrlnpi, e,
give you Ito It
e•tr)tbing In into 't
etenth.ngorettn tt
cnenper than .n Huffs., •
“arvel IU ca,iht t, 7 1f. .
ttale Mat 17 1--" s—
mt...„k‘ %IN 1.1.1 .•
Oitt, I.,•u' 440
THt: subscrine .- now receivi a very large ~.t. s 7
11. r ng
and g.Unilluer cynaiattrig of Dry irt..,.1•
Hardware, to , which were purchased u. 'owes
three goods were obtained for k few weeks earl r The •oltelle -
ner feels confident that those who way favor foto with their
custom will Elnd It to their interest to continue llr Inv ary rt,s
former customers. and all iffiending to parrhare c les in his
hoe to call and ei 4111ine nis stock before Nyco...tog elsewhere
.rio, June 17, 1 - 5 JANILA HIGH t
I 1 HE surirl i bave fr ,/ red from CI .n s pi .0
of ••Pure American %Vine. inr inedir.rim purposes
Lottgworth's Aparkiing Cstsshl Itli, Catawba, Scdrion
aM Pei C.fle.lll,ltia These 14 ,Lies R Fop he ... pure to ut the crux
Ire frt./ n,ur eACC bar Itin.ltt Jr ire
lu if e, ',relived In its uaturslillate LI lir/C.41.1g O. ralen , it '
Erie. June ,Li. 1,54-4 SCIiTiiN t dr.;el.Allt
1 rk clearu ng and po:s•bwir ail liindi,uf n r ai• Fur war, t , cheaper than venter 'a" an / oae , rr
,Isne It. Issl-4.
If You aro Building
Df fN' I' fa,' weal! on me fur your loci.. latent-, butt •, rev.,
Bell hit urn and every (11 Inc that la 1,e,--lry to 'urnists a
homer. 114 I Call and VIII irve yOu the frralfst I /tin, oy In My
piste Juoe iu, P 454. 1 I r.r.1.111 , .:Y
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If You want a Glass of Pure Soda Water.
LIR A ti'N thnamah Bloch Tla hires *web ire free from the
• potsomousegeotant L.. 4 evors. .01
Erie, May tral, 111.:R1'.;;Y k .41\41,A1K
Chino Fla/1. No. 6. Doane! Lalock. itgae Stroot.
ALaTr and WsII *elected assortment off,., v, wl,.-
wenteo l h.tia, VPIA,LC trr.suile, Blue. Mul . •frv, ,ulll
- wire, rfeWile Dlown a nd rut ciao.% 2ft r 44 tltat
1111111111DP11012 waee, r tine cot , fl) anercialelis 1 , 14 C J nor
On henel; 000d1 snow n w,tt. pica ure sun ',its pit ken n ih
eon . Prices s ssrcit
_ May In. 1.63
Rsts Caps. Strew tic
THE .10,1tr•-rn.-d .• In,- uko•thotl 01 I n form: nit flit 01" cu,
toga,. gr.'i.•r t tit .• nvw
.tort of the S • • t. • I.••' '
Meier. Root:, h. s•• Itl. 011 4 1 .r t),•pua P,
U/111Pf ; •/;. ; 117111111. Iri vr 1):111
rill ir 1 I. fli Y
New Spring and Ilkuninar Goods.
rr, A 1
,u r BrOIVII k are Noir ofirring
I i die largest arW cneipcit muck of :Maple and Pan, Good.
in lie tilt riPt Ida , d rcnaird tle.l *tor • Iv , "curt. and •t
Auer d y,,,.• u•lrr lA. <wit of saapmrtul.s.r. ,a; per
teal. loiter tics in sell them it lei-
Irawer 101311,Tel Loef , rr,,,, Or
Gonda 04111114‘1,1 pi ri of Kr. , ',le r u.. rrantile, Pld id god
Pltesped rtO KC Placa ii,ll....stra w. I In Mus
, itt‘,. Kernse add bad.-idt n l olaoted,
Ile Rolfe colored al, wqn Lie Lad., o ad‘ i•ta.d dud upUlen,
'conch Printed and L.S.ltts. I intro and y.,u.
en du, Preneb. Fragl,ab au d Amer can ti.aehatu• and Print..
eat . Era.. May 1111, 15:4-1
' • 'OO Rtry. Bto
tr.•-• VI
ud• cPcx 81.8. n reel
0 I'ATIES tilde yards M tdder Print•. color. warranted fiat
4,1 or looney retunded, at cent. per yard. A :so I count 40osa
yards& pmts. fleet rabic pattern., at 014 cent. per )ard. at
( - I[NaHAits ritiAvt AucTlori —t Case 1300 yards Scotch
Gosibams small checks and desarable patients, which coat
Illeeota to import, for I it reuu per yard_
pke/14 AUCTIroff —IdIL yards of Madder colored printed
Lawns. at e real. per yard, rotors perfectly f at. at
.torlt .11 .iure
ry)L'IaTERPANIErI. Paw.'Anne*, Napk.l,..Curukia tamp.
rtes. Lae, Tarabor and Lace ktorderi... 1. 1/11.14', 3t *under
Oil bar aim, at Ala 10--1. TIBERLS k HAYEs.
b 500 YARDS of' S-4 7-2 1-4 rod 3.4 Bleacbea do.rtiofte
aid Mbeettap. from lid k 1.4 d per yard
DBMS - OF eAr HIM Ka it, /4 Mee Bloomer Hasa. Woes& Weir
balsam pima* at lam St. KIM & STRWASTIL
(itt (brie elbstrber,
sa- Une sqaare a year, caangeable a plea,ura,
•.•Cards tuserLed in the liannese Dueetory at $3 per
Special Qnd EdAtorls.: goticee, lu Perm. :in,
Mar 6. 1634 —SY Pirt Flow: jr...
Watchman. What'at he Clock!
Wort% Western InsurarAct, Company
OJII4, N Fratirt • , rre t'hiludepho• ••••if • •
da•d ma , •Ifreto • ~e
LaC - Pf
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a mtioht. /1.1.1 uglon & clot ‘.l N 1..• Mel •Lreel
NI 1. Hallowell • 1 o • No 147 Nlarket •t
David S 8r0.,. at. C... Noe. ano it N
& Geo An...H. Nc F,., Irl
Wood t l mver, No 131 Markel st
Heaton • D. nctia. XI C.onmerr•
Caleb I %elk. l'o.. lea Markt t •1
Chad Negargee 414 I o Sti'ommeree
Hertel & Co . Bankers 21 b Ih,
Hon Wm 11 Kett) ,
Semi., Hater It I v • 540 t
Hun.. lice dr.1 . 0 11.,, K et 41
Heal. 14.041 u at Cr.. e, •N rk, a nd tl , •
J )la43reee, Y.. t.:,.,..,
Jw B••eran , e
Henry tadwei.
Pardon iewit,
Km 4 lictar
t. A Kennet , .
J 0. Barr
Wt. Daigle Tripoli.
May 90,-1
May .—I
A i'; 111.1 -"Print .tyre Bonnets for La lie. n d .1 1••••• • .1:p
flea and Hoy. Num rood Leigbors hats 1 , , gnat variety at
ristin we it HA YES
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, $ -53,Am
11, 110 :1 ,t_retary
Jofir, .I )1
I' JI Mo" t
J H Warren.
A Kane.
J. 13 Gunn,,
James 1.1 , U. •
J Monon
%' RIY`coLL):.
(frit ifil teklp etbstrbtr.
Of Clearfield County.
Of Somerset County.
Of Pike County.
The Democratic Party—XOrmica.
One thing cannot have escaped the notioeeviti
of the moscaareleiss observer of the working of
political parties; that there is now making in the
fragmentary Whig party, in all its various de
partments, the most vigorous efforts to cast re
proach upon the Democracy of the country, and
the Executive power of the nation
True, this is not a nee thing in the history of
ouepolitical organizations. It is not a new ele
ment in the Whig party Ridicule with them
is a more powerful weapon than argument, and in
• its use they have uncommon skill Long prat
ties has made them perfect in the use of appro
bious epithets, low cunning and scandal There
never has been a Democratic administration that
• suited theta, or one that they did not denounce
as ruinous to the country and destructive to the
rights and liberties of the people Jefferson and
Jackson were as loudly condemned as Folk and
Pierce The only difference obtains in the fact,
that then the Wbig party was a unit, working
under the t•uidance and direction of muter
minds—but now it is in fragnients---the three
, great portions of w - tilch are the Free Boilers, the
old line Abolitionists and the Garrisonian patty.
Each of tlyse parties has its especial hatred for
the Administration, and for the Democratic par
ty Each at the call of a new opportunity, ri
ses tip to the work of abuse and is true to its
old federal ides The present time is distin-
guisbed by strong political excitement, and the
union of all opposing factions against the Ad
ministration, for at its sanction of a bill passed the
recent session of Congress, giving the people of
the territories of Kansas and Nebraska the same
nght to eintrol their internal affairs, that is con
ceded to New York end Pennsylvania. This is
a plain statement of the whole matter, the height
and deptn of the whole question. And yet
this. our country has not for years known 40
ten , interest and excitement All over the
laud men are called together by flaming band
dud wild, restless spirits, make night hide•
ou , with their long harrangut.44 peop;e up
on rue progressive tendency of the •fave p ,, wer,
au 1 ' pr.—laver) 'sentiment o. the Dew ,er.t it:
part , It, crowd: gather—Li libow.
.tchst be dJue, ii ntr koriws, wham ,as be
d o t o • ha l t hatred ,t 11•, vak4r u rev) and Jeal .u.)
are t•trugglitig in the heart. anal so the throbbing
maw iws wild, and , turgt •cii, and like
that too throws up mire and dirt
, w, why 1 , 4 all this excitement, this ruling , u• No new principle has been sought by
an) man. or any party to be incorporated into
our institutions. But simply, an old land-mark
that Lad long been obnoxious to a free sover
eign people, especially the people of the North,
, has hecu removed That old line of division
I had long been a "rock of offence, and a stone
o f stumbling" to the Anti-Slavery party of the
North Deep and bitter are the curses they
tiave pronounced upon it. Strong is the lan
guage of their resolutions in which they have
c budemued it Its. repeal, then, could not have
be , u 1 new, Jr unexpected. or unhoped for thing,
with them
It inv Aved no new principle, but on the con
tr.Ar) it carried into action an old and well es
tablished doctrine of the States, that every State
has, and of right ought to have, the controling
power over its own internal policy Why then
should the re-affirming of this principle, old as
th e Constitution of the United States, produce so
strong feelings of excitement in the body politic
and bring down the holy wrath of the Prophet,
and the Church, upon men whose only political
sin is that they have dared in the halls of Con
gress to advocate the dchtrine of State sovereign
ty? Why should any honest and intelligent
man be deceived by the use of meaningless
terms into an opinion unfavorable to the great
principles of the party to which he has belonged,
calculated to alienate his mind from doctrines
and truths the correctness otAritich be has ne
ver doubted, and has never had reason to doubt?
Why should any be deceived with reference to
the I,,,eition of the whig party upon this quer
u.. 151" It is not claimed by any one of them,
neither lb it claimed by any respectable number
of men of any party, that slavery will be extend
ed by the recent act of Congress.
If slavery is not extended thereby, why should
the alarm be sounded through the whole world,
and men called upon to drop all political ties,
and Join the ranks of the enemy
Reference to the past, shows, with bow much
honesty the Whig patty min claim to be anti-sla
very in sentiment or action. Who was the can
didate for the Presidency of that party in '4B!
The man owned a hundred dam.' Who brought
forward the fugitive slave law of '5O, and carried
it through both branches of Congress 1 The
Whig party. Who signed that bill, and caused
it to become a law' A Ishii President- Let the
harping whig papers and leaders look these facts
in the face, and honestly and frankly confess to
a candid and intelligent people, ere they claim
to be an anti slavery party, laboring for the ad
vancement and freedom of mankind. But they
have entirely changed, and now smite with the
great mass upon the broad platform of the anti-
Nebraska organisation, we are told. Bat, who,
with the open page of history before him has, or
can have, any confidence in their plofessions.—
While the Democratic party has been true and
conetant, firmly adheriagto it its peat leading
ideas and prlasifiss, iodating epos a rigid sow
pliant* with the 00111;6 union, the Whig patsy
has been changing, vasilating—having no bed
Or enduring principles Will they continue to
oppose slavery ettension? who knows this?
At one time they denonsoed a United States
Bank as an "obsolete idea;" and then soon after
coming into power labored with all the best ta
lent and energy they could command, to reinstate
that "obsolete idea." To the Providence of God,
in the removal of Harrison, and the stubborn
ness of John Tyler ni vetoing the bill when
presented, and not to the ioAiy part", the eountry
owes its freedom from the curse of that institu
So with all the exciting questions of the day;
they have advocated them and than denounced
them, as it would best subserve their course and
help them in a pressing emergency
Democrats, what will you gain by listening to
their loud denunciations of these principles,which
for years have been our support and safety, and
suffering yourselves to be led by a party whose
whole principle of action is expediency? Noth
ing but shame and sorrow,
You have been true and honest in tunes past,
and have stood firmly and manfully by the con
stitution of the States. You have not faltered
when dangers threatened, and the clouds gath
ered, and have lived above bribery, unspotted
too by political intrigue,. Then before you act
with any other political organization, that is
brought out upon a false and forced issue wheth
er secret or public, consider what you will gain
and what you will lose HOMER.
Fellow eihzena• —We shall now aak your at
tention to the character, claims and qualifications
of the Democratic nominees, and the measures
and merits of the State Administration, leaving
the more abstract and distant quQstiou of
for future consideration
But little need be said at this day of the mer
its and abilities of Goveritor Bigler His person
al history has become familliar to the people of
the State, and his official acts furnish abundant
evidence of hie eminent and rare qualification , ro
discharge the duties of the office he now holds
From the humblest rank in society, unaided by
wealth or influential friends, he rose, when yet
in his minority; to the dignity of a practical prin
ter and editor; and at a very early age, the con
trol of an extensive and useful business He
came into the State Senate in 11342 Though
young, modest nod retiring he soon made a fa
vorable impression on the members of that body
It was the remark of a veuerabie Whig Senator,
on heanug Gov Bigler's maiden speech in the
Senate, which was on the question of resumption
of apevie payments by the banks, "That man
tt ill Dome day be Governor of Peunayivailia.
He served sis•yeara in that body, and iew
its members have left behind thew au ip.asl a re
cord or a more spotless mural earoer He was
distinguished for hi• iudnetry, ell Je , ,oti to
duty, and hi, entire tu
the great financial crisis tit 1.14 „iv sorely
effected the credit of the State, ~n,ce, were
of the wo-9t eminent character de was :on
*tautly at his post, to meet and repel ail attacks
upon the tionor of the State, fearless voting tor
and sustaining every practical scheme fur the
maintenance of her fidelity, regardless ut coutie
quence personal to himself We recur to the
part which our candidate acted iu those critical
times with pride and pleasure, and we are cunt;-
dent that thousands of our political opponents at
Philadelphia and elsewhere will pin with us in
this feeling.
He was the estrly advocate of eugratting the
principle of individual liability on bank charters
—of the abolition of imprisonment for debt, and
of every measure intended to du Justice to the la
boring masses, and elevate their condition in
His report on the Tariff in 1847 stands in
proud contrast with the feeble and abortive ef
forts of his enemies in the Senate, who attempt
ed to break him down that question It way
a masterly production, eloquent in language aud
sound in doctrine
As much may be said of his speech made the ,
same session, on the policy of constructing the 1
Pennsylvania Railroad When representatives
from Philadelphia and Pittsburgh denounced the
project as impracticable as a ruse and a trick,
Gov. Bigler advocated the feasibility of the route
and the utility of the work, foretelling what has
since taken place with remarkable accuracy
And it may not be improper, at this juncture, to
remind the people of Philadelphia and Pitts -1
burgh of the significant fact, that when Goerner
Bigler was advoe.stieg the construction of a rail
road by a direct route from one city to the other,
through our uwu State, a portion of the repre
sentatives from both thou cities advocated the
policy of making this connection by a circuitous
route, passing through two other States Indeed,
in every exigency that has arisen in the last um
years, Gov Bigler has been the staunch advocate
of the true interests of our great commercial em
porium, and her citiseus, will uei, we trust, for
get this fact ou the day of the elect' .0
His election in 1651 was a triumph of brad
State and National re , hey, fully and fairly tied--
red He was presented to the people AZ the ad
vocate of the Compromise measures of 1850—u
the friend of the tariff of 1846, lie against the
Tariff of 1842—the friend of economy of public
affairs—the advocate of a sound currency—the
opponent of an increase of banking capital, and
the advocate of the fullest liability that could be
iingsed on corporation*.
is administration has been eventful and dis
tinguished by energy, ability and prudence At
the time of his inductiodinto office, the Legisla
ture were indulging in the practice of granting
special privileges to corporations, to carry on
mere business transactions, and to compete with
individual enterprise. This species of legisla
tion had been indulged in to au alarming extent.
Gov Bigler immediately took ground pinta it,
and by a series of veto m, embodying the
soundest doctrine, sustained bythe dearest and
most forcible arguments, soon succeeded in con
vincing all parties, that such all special privile
-1 ges should not be granted; that those who seek to
enjoy the profits of a business enterprise,
an act of incorporation, should be required to bear
all the responsibility. This doctrine is now the
settled policy of the State.
It is 1 remarkable fact, that whilst Gov or
Bigler's vetoes in the session of 1852, were ti
mericaßy greater than all that had emanated fro
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any one of his predecessors in a full term of ser
vice, not sec measure was sustained by the Gen
eral Assembly against his objections. Indeed,
such is the fact in reference to all his veto mes
sages up to the present time. When the
'stare attempted to crate a broOd of new
and to extend ihtprovidentially paper issues, the
fatal step was arrested by the veto power, and
eleven banks were rejected at one time. When,
again, it wss attempted to give the Pennsylvania
Railroad Centpanentire control of the State
Weeks at West • the ineesure was
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promptly arrested by a veto; Ng remedy, when
it was proposed by the General Assembly, to re
lieve this mese mrporaties and the Peemsylvanis
sad Ohio Railroad Oompaay, fres the penalties
imposed by, sad lammed nadir, the law spinst
the circulation of foreign small notes, thereby es
tablishing a most dangerous sad prejmficial pre
cedent in hgielesioa, the evil Imo averted by the
same mesas.
The policy indicated by Gov. Bigler in his first
message, after his induction into o&oe, contained
many stwgestiam l / 2 and among these was the can
eallation of six per coat. bonds for the Common
wealth then outstanding by the creation of five
per cent. bonds This measure was adopted and
a large sum of money, saved annually to the
treasury The policy of sash payments and short
settlements on the public works,is the
cane document, had it been • y into ef
fect by law, could not have failed to exercise a
most healthy influence upon that branch of the
public service.
His predessesor, William Y. Johnston, was the
author of the relief currency. Under the ad
ministration of Gov. Shank, measures had been
adopted to withdraw from circulation and cancel
this noxious medium Very soon after the
Whigs came into power, under Gov. Johnston,
this process of cancellation, so wisely began, was
arrested, and provisions made to continue this
depreciated and oonstitutional currency in circu
lation, by paying the Banks a large compensa
tion, from time to time, for re-issuing the defaced
notes. Among the first measures of the present
administration, was to make provisions for the
final withdrawal and extinction of this currency,
and the work of cancellation is again in opera
In this single item of State policy, fellow citi
zens, we have • very striking illustration of the
difference between Federal and Democratic meas
ures. It is for you to determine which are
right, and the best adapted to promote the pros
perity of the State
But in nothing has Gov Bigler rendered a
more important service to the people, than by
his constant and untiring efforts to break down
the pernicious system of omnibus and special
legislation. This was among his earliest remmi
menttatiotuir and in the session of 1853, a few
general laws were adopted on the repirt and re
commendation of commissioners appointed by
him for that purpose under an set ot the Legis
lature, and much goott was thus affected
In the Governor's message of 1854, however,
he placed the axe at the root of this tree of evil,
this spreading Upaa, by declaring most emphati
cally, that Le should u. , iunger participate in
that offensiit -,ysteui it legislation; and that the
whole power of thi. Eitetutive Department should
be wielded against It The sentiment received
universal approbation All parties. the-Gene
ral Assetabiy acted ou tins suggestion, and the
people are presented with tile laws of 165-4. each
seperate from the other, and standing ou its
own Weill., Th. us, never .arecuTed before,
since ~; the Government Had
the present admito-s - rrtiou no other claim , this
cone shoo.. trsoratole Judg neut
of the people
The policy of tut u,str•li now well
defined ou all -übj-,•(-. 1111 .ut.uurti,c
not fail to promo:.. , tin -ah,(aut,al w•Atrr_ ot the
people At to, 1we"1 Or Into power
a number of improvements wete in progress of
construction, much iarg, r sum then
had been antietpatel, and this c)-reuiustanee It is
true, 484 to some exteui embarr itled the !solid
of the administration But it - must te remem
bered, that these schemes were u o oomaneueed
at the instance of Governor Bigler They had
been undertaken before he come office, and
the wise policy seemed to be to conduct the w to
au early completion Indeed it bass been de
clared as a fixed policy of the administration,
that nu new schemes of improvement shall be
Nor has the honor and dignity ,f the State
been permitted to suffer in any instance When
the Executive of a neighboring State refused to
surrender a fugitive from justice, against whom
a true bill of indictment.for kidnapping but 'teen
found the county of Chester, the right and
dignity of the Commonwealth was vindicated in
a paper of surpassing power and ability. Liug
after its author shall have retired from public
life—yea, after his head shall be pillowed be
heath the sods of the valley, this document will
be referred to in the archives of Pennsylvania,
as a model fur other executives, and continue to
excite the pride aud admiration of her people.
When again at a subsequent period, an exi
gency arose at the city and county of Erie, in
volving no inconsiderable extent the honor aud
dignity of the State, he was nut found wanting,
but came up fully to public expectation His
energy and firmness in this crisis commanded the
respect of all. When told as he was frequently
that the measures he deemed expedient to adopt,
would prejudiur his political prospects in this ur
that locality, his unitorm reply was--it mat
tered not, he had the honor of the State to pr 1-
tect, and that should be dune at all hazards. -
Fellow-citizens: shall an officer thus tiouest,
devoted, prudernt,and able, be discarded or strict
en down, for ligi4 and imaginary causes? Shall
a policy in State Iffairs so wise be abandoned to
give place to a Federal rule? We hope not;—
and we would be doing injustice to thi. people to
even entertain the thought for a moment We
believe you will retain Governor Bigler, as you
have done all his Democratic predeoeeeurs, for
the constitutional term. We dii not claim per
fection for his administration, nor for the man.
There are, doubtless, grounds for honest differ
epees of opinion, whether the wisest policy has
at all times been pursued, but we do claim that
the good greatly preponderates, and that his
purposes have been universally pure slid patri
otic. In the distribution of executive patronage
every one who applied could not be appointed;
and although this was necessarily sat, it is a diffi
culty which must be encountered by all admin
istrstioua. Some worthy citizens may have felt
that they had just cause for complaint—but so
long as the public 'emit* be well performed,
you will agree with us, that it is of minor im
portance who shall be the agent of the work—
and certainly no than will forsake his principles
and party, for reasons so untenable and result&
so unavoidable
The Hon. Jeremiah S Black, the Democratic
candidate for Judge of the Suprrtue Court, re
quires nu recommendation at oar hands. He
has been weighed in the balance and not found
wanting. His pail tient qualifications for the
place, his profound ,cixolarship, his fine literary
attainments and Liz , unsullied moral character,
are the theme of general admiration, among men
of all parties, lawyers and laymen. Indeed,
these qualifications, his entire and peculiar fit
ness, his honesty and his great moral worth, will
not tfe gainsayed by the most violent partisan.—
It would bane the most prolific brain to produce
one well-founded reason against his re-election.
The numerous opinions be has written since he
has been the Chief Justice of the present very
able and learned bench, not long since chosen
by the people of Pennsylvania under their re
moddled constitution, by which they are permit,.
ted to choose, as is their right, the administra-
LIOR al well as the makers of the laws, and his
literary productions at an earlier period of his
life, have distinguished him as a man of extra
ordinary powers of mind, and have made for him
a reputation of which his native Blase my justly
Fellomcimasns, mash dnaiiiitabed men among
you, St teski ho sissisised and sustained. They
are 'par jewels above all price, above all temp
tory semnitimatimis, wed wan% a great peso*,
ocoustitute much of yaw celebrity and power
We say, thereon, It leeirvionsly your interest
to Main this able and just - judge is yefi e'er
vice. We know that republics are- sometimes
charged wish :being ungniesfid, and if you repo
disk Judge Black, it would give 'color to the
accumtion Snob a result. howevei, we bare
not, the slitest reason to apprehend!
Henry Mott, Seq. ' the Democratic candi
date for Canal Commis sioner, is likewise emi
nently worthy of your et:Widen* and support
He has heretofore filled several public stations,
in addition to that of Bepreseutative in the low
er hawk of the Legislature In the dieeharge
of the duties devolved upon bins in these respec
tive stations, he has given evidence, that be is
possessed of a clear mind, of a sound, practical
judgment of habits of industry and principles of
strict integrity. He is well qualified by educa
tion and by experience to perform the duties of
the airs for which he is named Of his per
nasal merits of his exoellent qualities of head
and heart, you could have no stringer evidence,
than is furniebed in the coated and zealous sup
port extended to him by his neighbors and those
who know him most intimately We d. not
doubt his triumphant election
But lot ns, fellow-oitisens, in addition DI the
views presented for your consideration in our
last address, again ask your attention fora mo
ment, to the aspect of the opposition to the Dem
ocratic nominees. The Whigs as a party have no
priaciple to bind them together, neither &ate
not National policy on which to rally One
after another, ui rapid suocession, their meas
ures of public policy have been rejected by the
people and utterly abandoned by themselves.—
The operations of time and experience have fel
mified all their former dogmas The Bank of the
Ututed States; the Bankrupt act; Public Lands;
the Tariff of 1842, or indeed any Tariff avowedly
for protection, have all become "obsolete idea.!"
descended to "the tombs of the Capulets ''
tility to territorial extension in general, includ
ing-the soquisition in Louisiana and Texas, Los
att.) to the Independent Treasury; the Tariff of
1846; to the war with Mexico; the acquisition
of California; to the liability of stockholders in
banks and corporations generally, together with
their terrific descriptions and usurpations and ty
rituny. of the one man or qualified veto power,
with which the constitution of the several _Suites
have wisely clothed the Chief Magistrate of the
States and nation, have become dead stock in
the pilitical market. Never was a party oetore
so barren, of all the elements of existence! ur
There is, we assert, without fear of contradic
tion, no instance w be found in modern history
of political party that has been so uniformly
wroug on every question, and against which time
and experience have spoken in such terrible
tow:- ut 4...undessuatioa—wtiost follies and errors
I..colien with such a miter retribution
Tb , u„, now a vestige of Federal ur Whig
polo y to be futiud in the country, and nut an ac
eu,atlou has been mode against the Democratic
policy and ineasuree twit has not been shown to
u' utifuuucluii, and been properly rebuked by the
As an organization they stand before
the country condemned and demoralized
Thus pustion is felt and acknowledged by a
large portion, the moderate men, of the wbtg
party But toe lessons of experience have nev-r
taught many of their leaders wisdom, and we now
find them indulging in the grievous error of at
tempting to re-construct that party OR false and
fleeting ideas, without any of the principle- if
their former creed on which to basic an ',r i ssole,
tion. It Is a dangerous experiment, cod it wed
prove an entire failure, ae maey uen,tbi and
candid wnigs are free to acknowledge The rank
and file are bodily asked to accept the eurreut
lints of the day as their political creed But the
effort is in vain, for these bairbnuned crotchets
are openly rejected by some, and quietly deepis
ed by uthera Nor is the alliance .Niteu of eu.
tarely agreeab.e to the new parties. They wise,y
dread the Latta! itattlieLlC ,t bcoo 4 antecrttell'i, 4.111
are shrewdly iceneting, taut if an aihauce
taw is u it torwed, *tugger) must be au au-e,u
ItietlleLlt—that political temperance, :siativeisui
or Abouttouistu may triumpu, out irtiqery uever!
They think it au uupropicious tune to pill that
deseutregated party
et reele.:ed : nice. a tivpe,ess position, tn.
ie4ders manifested a willingness to tall ill WWI
`• •very doczruie ' fur , may proinie
result in temporary succor. Hence we tiLl 1 tip - ill
ready to tatepti with tat:Val-oat preitiaitCa'i—tt , ea-
Cite one -CC of pr lessiug Carl-tiauv. agam•; au
ther—r- array one class of eitieens against AU
tuet —to proem ot- cue eaUltor of tdwperautn at. i
the sacred to mere
cult--anal t (OW , talUitt'ca tut worst pasei .tss
that have ever enslaved the hUrtiAll heart, and
br .ught strife and eouteution into the lurid—.
disregard tit actin •utti .u- cud titachtug—of lie trample uuder toot the ore,
gations to iii. a, .DatalUttalli utour eve/Al COUtII- . .
And all taus they to prom ,te uo great elitt tt
public policy. he. to gain p 'laical power
Mr Web, ; predicted ou his dying .
and sent ilia p•ediction to has frienu ttu u •
Choate, that after 1662, ihe Whig party w
only exist in history The Lets we have .h-taii
ed verify the prophecy It that 41. m.. 0 and
his still greater cutupavr to .tate-tueueuip, lie .
try Clay, were vitiated Co ,rtutu amongst
they would ass. seratt that the pre- ut
party is not that weitch they were aceustote,,, t o
advise and connect. The respectable ant high
timed, though utter inipiaken geut.euucu, who
used to rally under the lead of these great state,
men would never condescend to such a humilia
ting, dishonorable and anti-republican piesitiou,
as that now assumed by eme of their 1.11 titerl)o- from the heir Torii Triliapps.)
litical associates. VC print in auother column, for whatever it
It constitutes one breech et the present •actics may be worth in the eyes of its readers, lc:.
of the opposition to the bernocra,::y to raise munication upon the aims of the society of
clamor about the supposed diversiuu of the elltl4 N ot hi nza . In our view , this ex p os i t i on i s p re .
mon school fund to sectares,u purposes—and this slow mai nly , e , an avowal of .now N
matter has not been deemed beneath the dignity purpose.: and plans Truth compels us to add
of a notice, by the Whig State Central Commit- that the ildeet republic now existing is that of
tee We will give you, fellow-citizens, in au-- San Mario., not ouly Catholic bat wholly stir.
wer to this charge of the upai..ition, a plain rounded by the especial dominion of the Popes,
statement of facts, and a brief history of their who might have crushed it like an - egg shell st
own oonduct on this school question any time these met thousand years—hat they
In 1886, when Jusvph Ratner was Governor, didn't. The only republic we ever traveled in,
and both branches of the I.....gieeistuse were *outs beside our own is Swit zer l an d, h a lf o f its esatoas
posed of a majority of Wuigs, the common or States entirely Catholic, vet power that we
school law was re-ouacted, and is feature eugraft- bare beard of unfaithful to the trainee of freedom
ed thereon, giving a portion of the funel to eu- They Were nearly all Roman Catholics, from the
dowed schools, and also to the 'schools of two re. ...where cantons of Switzerland, whom Austria
'igloos' denominations ou certain vonditions, so ruthlessly expelled from Lombardy afteritim
which can be seen in all the school laws, as we suppression of the last revolt in Milan, account.
will detail from that time until a change was lug them natural -born republicans-and revels
make by the law of the last session of the lieu- tionista; and we suppose Austria is not a, Know
seal Amenably. In 1849, when Win. F. Johns- i Nothing on this point We never heard -the
ton was Governor, and the Legislature was cow- Catholics of H ungar y accused of backwardness
posed of a majority of Whigs, the school law was to the late glorious 'Arl i e of their eountry for
again revised, and the feature providing fur a freedom, though its re were hoeseasts,
distribution of the school fund to religious setae fighting against a leading Catholic power, avow
was retained, and the law was approved by the ally in favor of religious as well as of ci vil
thea Bitseutive of the State In the course of ' I arty. And chivalric, unhappy Poland, almost
the last session of the Legislature, when both ; wholly Catholic,. has made as gallant
branches were Democratic, with a Democratic f or li b er ty as any ot h er a mi g o, whil e o f : s =
Governor,-the school law was again revised and ! despotisms that crushed her bat one was Who.
ftanacted, bat all the sectarian features were lie.
stricken oft. In the hoe of this record, show- But enough. We do not hope to stop the
lag that they, and they only, as a party, when crusade of intolerance and videos, nor Wan
is power, have engrafted this feature pa the eye- ' against the Catholics, sailing for their diplbeft.--
tea, they have the hardihood to come before the , I chiaemen• and threatening their OW
• .
pablie sad attempt to make false isseemeast dunce fr i vol all public trusts. 1L ins at
the Dolmmetio party as vilislissAiin- Wrier this sort must have their seem; sad Ws ens
ling demagogues attempted last wittier to smite
prejudice on the subject sad raise as alarm to
the action of the Legislator% when sot • tied -
petition was presented mak% for the nismurn,
nor a motion made to that effect. Comessat
unaeoeseary. We only ask, if the
be not friendly it, the wheel syalens, Dalls an
Bones that it has been so long cherished aid per
fected under Democratic rule.
The effort of our opponents to est4te religiose
prejudices against us is no new clung Yoa will
all remember that when that good and pore moo.
Francis R. Shunk, was the Damooratie seals*
for Governor, the Whip attest to mho - a
sectarian prejudice spinet him. was abarged
with submission to Catholic Whammy and Usti
trampling upon the Americsa lag, while Walk
ing in a Catholic procession at Pittsburg. Hat
this shameleq expedient failed, sad Ms. Weak
was elected and lived long enough to live dame
these sienderous accusatioas.
We need not reiterate theal mole -
adapted by the Whip in the 106-
test of 1852, in which they courted the Celia
lies and foreigners with the same siaanity that
they have previously denounced and reyilod
them. Awl now, with a foreigner on their-owa
ticket, they have the hardihood to change their
policy again, and have commenced to fan tte,
lames of prejudice against adopted citizens, aid
those professing a certain religious belief, wheth
er nativt or foreign born They have atsemptat
to create the impression, that ever) adopted cit
izen who happens to hold an oboe under a Dew
ocratic administration, has been selected base*
he was such—that every man of the Catholic
faith was selected because he was of that sect.
It is sot for us to any why the Whip have su I
long continued Joseph It. Cleaudier, a Catholic,
in important offices, or why they Lave nomina
ted Mr Darsie, an adopted eitizeu, for Canal
Commissivner—but we do say, that the Demo
cratic party, treating all chases and all religious
sects alike, adhere to the constitution, and re
ward men according to their &octets a nd quell&
catious Some Catholics and adopted citizens,
it is true, have been appointed to oboe under the
present State administration, some of both
these classes have breu turned out—but the re
ligious views of eithei tLt , applicant or incum
bent were not considered in any case If it was
contenteti treat tut, many Methodists and Preeby
terilios had bt .. .."4 &typo:wed, that this fast
was the cousemuens.* vt religious bias, the ebatgi
would have quite as much the affilarlillea of
This, we believe, is equally trsit of the Nation
al administration, as by authentic !uatisties it ap
pears, that out of four thousand three hundred
and three Aline-holders in the employ of the
general government in the variou.s departments
at Washington, and acting as Ministers Pleaipco
tentiary and Consuls, and in the Custom Howes,
die., in the several States, there are but four
hundred and one of foreign bush, being bat time
and three-tenths per cent. of the whole number.
The white population of the United States by the
census of 1841, which we take for illustration,
was twentyfte millions, seven hundred and
ninety-three thousand, six hundred and three.—
Of this number two millions two hundred sad
thirty-five were foreign born,
being ten and two
tenths per cent of the whole white populating'.
Out of one hundred and fifty-two a . ppciatanots
in the Custom House of Pennsylvania, but eight
een are of foreign birth, being but seven per
cent of all the appointments
The whole white population of Pennsylvania,
a m oun t e d, by the :Awe tetanus, to two millions
two hundred and fifty-eight thousand one hun
dred and ',ivy Of this number, three hundred
and three thousand hundred and five were of
foreign birth. being thirteen and two-tenths pet
S., that, ace tritu 4 cutateuitUmi ‘1114.411k-
LloU, it is shown that our adopted citizens have
not received :hat pirtitiu •if the .difioes either u
the Still- ur Nation to wit.eb they are entitled
Dv tholi numerical s - reugtil
Beside"• el r,tr eigh:ceu ad...pted ettiseas ettt
p;oyeti In any kind official capacity in Peon
ityivan,a, wail the collection of the
cu,tow-, it app-are tbrt two receive three dollars
per day, and rho .ithers, I,:tiug merely as night
inspector- it N 901)one dollar and fifty
oent ., per day ..ach—•hat u-arly, if not all of
them, came to this country before they were of
age, ha. lived here from tw,uty to thirty pun,
and hri, children, anti some tf them grand-vita
...frt. o born lis•re
lit tb- army aui navy ,it the ti,,uutry thefor-
Cu ra !ttrtiA w .st of ch. rank and file, but
[V •trli.• r• of for. lan birth, are now
to to,- public lc. Tit, disparity in this par
ti, ulur t- ui au; .14 .uife.? in favor of the
UMIIV~ 1• .ru,zeit•
Is I. U • ii what
was d k er. ; 11: parr ~ u, t the equa
try al a It , 4rat. thiugy
Iu .2ouc'usi .0 fe1. , 11! usust talk you
t guald azu , o u.vii vs it au Artful aa4-
4vrulutoin- er 11 u u11•31e41 This Frit
.it tr 1, • u yeentri.tu clamor are
• u it the nt , au, as tla. moot
• u ivhich the leaden,
• inA•••••*-1 Iset Guy.
,Litulst/atuiu stand on their ,tern
riu••,., wit A extraueous clue*
h. LA, hail awl win baysi
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h. e set, HAV4II.! •I' , llt . this, 704
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pr.seLited f4.i ) •tt; ossealerati4a
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kugus! S. 1554
freely on the Know I °things.