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TOE CAMBRIl FREEIJAN.
EDEJISBLUO, PA. i
July 11, 1S67. t
It. 1L "JOHNSTON," -II.
A. IIcPIKE, - - r.-
. DEMOCRATIC STATE TICKET.
iroa jcixjK of eupuemk cocbt :
HOW, GEORGE siunswooD,
- .... ot ptoHna.jphi..
r - OE ASSEMBLY : ,- - - -:--.....
Hok. JOHN 1'. LINTON Johnstown.
VOB, SHERIFF :
' JOHN A. BLAIR, Eben.burg.
. roB trbasueeb: "
- , JOHN COX, Cunemaughl ' I
J"OB COMMISSIONER ; ' .
JOHN A. KENNEDY, Carrolitowu. ;
FOB JUST COMJilSSlOJfEa : . .":
: JOHN : BUCK. Carrolltowri. :
r FOB 1003 HOUSE EIBECT0H t ' ''
JOHN D. THOMAS, Ebeneburg." ;
' - ' FOB AUDiTOBs";
EDWV D. EVANS, Croyle, 3 rears.
IJOHN F. ALLEN, Yoder, 1 year.
fob cobosjcb :
J. A. IIARROLD, Johnstown. :
I EL 11 ! '
'TIIS3 DEMOCRATIC TICIiET.
; The Democratic Convention, which sat
cn the let instant closed its labors in less
than four hours from the time it met, be
ing the shortest session bad in makin"
nominations within the recollection of the
'oldest inhabitant" It represented in an
eminent - degree- the intelligence of the
democratic masses, and the result of its
labors cannot foil to give general satisfaction.-.,
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i True, it ia entirely impossible, whero
o many sterling and competent candidates'
wero in, the field,, some of? whom were
urged with much zeal by their respective
friends, that feelings of disappointment
should not prevail, in regard to some of
the nominations, among the friends of the
unsuccessful candidates. But all parted
with the fixed determination to stand by
th organization as the only hope, under'
lrovidenc, of restoring pur country to her
former greatness and purity.
,' For ourselves, we shall ive he ticket
a firm but temperate support, .until the
econd Tuesday of October makes its
"election sure." Had the choice fallen
upon other " candidates we should have
supported them with equal ardor. It is
no business of ours to dictate, but to carry
out the behests of the Democracy, when
declared through their organthe Con
Tenlion. We shall proceed, briefly, to
notice the respective candidates.
For Assembly CoL John P. ' Linton
was renominated by acclamation. Wo
fchall not refer to his past history, as a
citizen or a soldier In the army of the lie
public, nor to the honorable scars which
he must bear through life upon his person,
but we shall refer, now and hereafter, to
the ability, purity nnd integrity which
distinguished his legislative career, as a
rm" vindicator of the rights of the people,
jand a fearless opponent of all the wrongs,
corruptions and self-aggrandizement of the
late legislature Born inCambria county.
jhe Jh&a always maintained the position of
one .cf her; truest, bravest and most ' tal
bted JRona. . ' ...
I John A. Blair, our candidate for Sher
iff, is also a native of Cambria county,
baving been bom and reared to manhood
in" Allegheny township. Ho removed to
Ebcnsburg shortly before the Mexican
arsr, end distinguished himself both as. n.
eoldier Vnd an officer in that 'brief but
fierce struggle. ; Mr." Blair is entirely a
elf-inade man," Orphaned in his earliest
childhood, he has had none of the advan
Uges cf early parental training,- or a lib
eral education. Yet, despite these disad
vantages, by his sound common sense "and
14s untiring, will, he stands acknowladed
.one of cur worthiest citizens. .The
compliment paid him in the nomination
is, the greater, as his ! antagonists ia the
convention were, like him, life-Ion" demo-
ccatsaxia interior to him in none of. the
qualifications for 1 a safe and competent
public" servant. . ,
John ,Cox,. Esq., the nominee for Treasr
Ufer, is AP .intelligent mechanic cf Cone
manglr Bprough a district that always
tells her "majority in large figures. In
addition to his" well knonra merits, he had
tl;c sympAthy of the. citizens jrenerailv. as
Le as rendered a helpless crippla for life
by 4he horrible disaster' "at Johnstown on
th 1-lth.JSepteraber JaU .
- John- A.. K'ennP,l. !!. - iM .... '.
j .nuiWitlO IOr
roll township, where ha still resides.
While pursuing his toil as a "Farmer's
Boy," he met with an accident by which
he lost one of his limbs, which unfitted
him fyr farm life, and he turned his com
mon school education to account by fitting
himself as a ter 'er, which .occupation ha
has mainly pursu. Z "p to the present time.
He is frugal and economical in his habits,
and will make a safe steward of the-in-terests
of the people. . ."
For the very unprofitable, but very ira
portant, office of Jury Commissioner JoLa
Buck, Esq., (Sheritf Buck,) was nomina
ted. We shall not further allude to him,
as everybody ' knows him, and he knows
everybody and of course knows . who
should go into, the jury; wheel. - ';
John D Thomas, formerly of Chest
township, now of Ebensburg, the nominee
for Poor House Director, is an industrious
mechanic, honest and ; intelligent.; His
friends from the "Glosser" region appre
ciated their former neighbor, by claiming
his nomination. ' -' '.
Our Auditor for three years, Edward
D. Evans, resides in Croyle township is
a man of integrity and excellent business
qualifications, and a good ' accountant.1
And John F. Allen, of Yoder, the. Audi
tor for one year, is. an old schoolmaster
familiar with figures, and too honest to
let aught pass that his conscience did not
approve. ' - ' : :' ;' -; :- ''
J. A. Harrold, ' of Johnstown, . Was
nominated by acclamation for Coroner,
and will make a safe and efficient officer.
He served in the Union army during- the1
rebellion,; and bears honorable wounds
upon his person. ". ' ' , "; '' . '.',.;' :'
,: Such is the ticket. Taken as a whole
it is 0U3 for which any democrat can safe
ly deposit his uffrage; and we predict its
election by an unusually large ; majority C
The AUeg7iamany after, court,'1 undertook
to re-try a case that bad been tried in
court and ended there. It filled a whole
column, in which, while it did not dare
to pronounce the defendant guilty of the
crime, it found fault with the charge, of
Judge Taylor, .complained of the jury for
their verdict, and slandered the counsel
fur . the defendant. Knowing that the
editorjifhe had heard the trial, would
never have written ' the' article, we, who
were present, corrected him without say- !
ing an unkind word. - This the AUegha
nian i calls- "effrontery." If it is, 'we
should like to know, what the AlUgJictnian
article is ? r , ' .
. The AllegJianian, in the article referred
to, spoke of the defendant as a "preacher,"
and seemed to think that this was some
thing against him thus bringing his reli
gion into the question." We admitted the
fact that he was a preacher, and & radical
preacbar at that," and there v is a howl
about connecting religion with politics.
And then it expects, if this is not. a i 'fat,
plump falsehood," we will "be so good as
to tell (us) in what a falsehood consists !"
Certainly I It consists" in saying that the
counsel, for Mr. Hayes did hot deny that
he was guilty of adultery; and .you have
not had the manliness to retract this falsehood.:-
; .." ...
As to Mr. Haye3 bare!? escaping," we
scarcely comprehend its meaning!; Mr.
II. waV found 'not guilty," and mo man
can escape more or less thaq that . r r
It is not true that , we ever sought to
prejucice our rea defs against any parties
convicted by the court. Unlike, the Alle
ghdma'yf E susUhi our courts and juries.
We merely offered, statistics to show- that
more than an average proportion of crime
was committed by negroes, and this seems
to be truewhether predicated of blacks
or black republicans. . , .
i . Santa Ak.a Siiox., It is rumored that
Santa Anna was shot at Sisal on the morn
ing of June 25th, by order of Juarez, but
the rumor is hot credited in Washington
circles. ; TbV bloody;' programo7htcb:
Juarez is carrying out, against foreigners
and; all rival candidates for the Presiden
cy will undoubtedly result in his downfall.
lie cannot be the; 'proper ; manVtV entrust;
with the keeping of popular liberty, , but
may make a passable tyrant, after the
Iiadjcai fashion.. Ilia .inhuman murder
of Maximilliaa and the' French officers has
excited great indignation ia Franco 'and
England, and will do hirrmuch harml J
; Gen. Thomas Francis Meagher, Gov
ernor of Montaua Territory, was drowned
at Fort Benton, on the evening of the 1st
instant. Gen. Mealipri tj.i
L.li- . ... , ,
GPR BQOIi TABLS. !
"My Gift." We find upon our-table,
challenging our criticism, a little volume of
poems from the pen of Cyru3 Eider, Esq.', of
Johnstown. The volume - contains some
hundred pages, and is presented in the most
creditable style a perfect gem, indeed, to
adorn the centra table. It ia dedicated to
Eon. Daniel J. Morreil, of Johnstown, who,
we doubt not, will appreciate its merits and
yield the influence of his name in introducing
the author's maiden production to the notice
of the Ulerati of the country. Some 'of the
finest poems that adorn the English language
would never have seen the light but for the
appreciative kindness of a patron, and we
1: t- 3 our poet may realize the couplet of
I'ope, in his unassuming dedication :
SLouIJ, then, this verse to future fame
Thou-wert my guiae.-pbilosopber and friend."
But the poems 'thetaselvea. : To say' that
they are far, very far, superior to the gener
al serial productions of . the day, is doing
them Jess than justice. To rank them with
effusions of the standard, English poets, or
even with' first class American poetry, is
more than the author would expect. The
diction, however, as a general thing, is chaste
and pure, the rhymth flowing and easy, and
the imagery and poetical ; figures natural.
Mr. Elder certainly has all the dreaminess,
if not all the fire, of a genuine poet. But if
they lack fire the defect may be more 'attrib-
uiaoie w me ineme man the poet. .
The leading poem; " My '. Gift," which
gives its name to the book, though not the
longest, nor by any means the most preten
tious, is, we think, thgr most perfect produc
tion in the volume y and it alone shows th$
author to be gifted with more than an ordir
nary degree of the spirit of poesy.", Sach
verses as ths fbllowing would find themselves
at home among the besr.productions of the
best poets t-'.- ' - '-'- i ,: r '
v; The one reveals a glorious irorld, " .
; Lucent and tsky-robed as a star, ' -
Wttere meo -walk like the gods of old,
i And women as the angels are " '
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The other shows a sadder sphere
That ever swings from gloom to gloom,
Where men crawl, cursed with, little cares,'
.To find at last a nameless tomb.: .- ' .
: And I am poorest of them all,V.-::-:i-r'. . f :
f . And poorer than my pride is great, .
And that I lose their little joys ,. . : ;.
la longic for a happier state. ' ";' '
... If .we ore not at fault, the poems ia- this
collection most characterized for their sim
plicity, are those which will most add to the
poetic fame of the author.. Among these
are "Maple," the domestic Songs," ""The
Token," "The Moss Worker,, and ; even
'The Vilkce Tale" and "lVMarrnw." ; Wo
append the following, in which sweetness of
i'vwj' "uu. piwiijr Kuuuieut are Dienaed
in beautiful harmony . . - -;
; f the haidem's pkateb. ; ;
; . O'er the storm asceoding: . .
Over the raging sea :
- Winds and waters blending, ;
; Carry toy prayer to thee. " -:
Queen, from heaven beading,
- .1 Pity, O pity me f ; ' : - j
i , . Mary maiden', .. - v
' . Mother mild, ' " '
V Hear thy trembling chili.
Passing tempests lower, t
Threat' ning my lonely -bark : .
Tides of mystic power
Hurry it through the dark. "
In this dreadful hou
Be thou a saving ark.
... Maiden mother,
. , . . , Hear my prayer, ; '
' , .Make me still thy care.
The abore lines we think not inferior to
the "Ave M2ria" of Mrs. Hemans.
There is an air of mystery thrown around
some of the effusions which might, with ad
vantage, have been avoided. And still mere
is this the case in many of the titles. It is
true that many, like St. Paul's audience at
Athens, prefer to worship the "Unknown,"
but poetry, like prose, should be written to
beunderstood. Kow, to one of limited read
ings like ourself, it is difficult to see what
relation "Warner Justice" has to the poem
of which it js the caption. Who ia or was
Warner Justice? Or is Warner an adjective
to the noun Justice? In law parlance, non
constat that the poem informs us on this head.
If it had been Justice Warner, we could at
once have recognized it to be an old Rich
land farmer, to whom the poem itself would
refer asAvell as to any other Warner of which
history informs us;; We could point out one
or -two other blemishes,, or what wp esteem
such, but the volume has so many real mer
its as to more than atone for all defects. - !
7?tQ teht "till be some room for verbal
criticism. It 13 the extreme of poetic license
to make an irregular verb of "glide," -but
here we have the imperfect tense in glode,"
which the. necessity ,cf the rhymth did not
Call fur. : . . : r . . . . .
The book before us is entirely free from pla
giarism. The verse, the style, the thoughts
are the poet's own, and sufficiently distinct
to give character to his future writings
Highly poetic and beautiful phrases abound
m all the poems, and perhaps no prettier
thought is to be found than in the "Village
lie smiled his teeth were white and Ion--
lie sang his voice was sweet ;
Ha daneed it was another son'. r'
, , A singing oj Vic Jeet! ; '
. But enough for the ; present. We expect
hereafter to reproduce some of these poems
for. the readers 'of the Freeman: lathe
meantime we congratulate Mr. Elder on his
efforts. We are glad that he has written
and published, and would advise him not to
let the "weightier maUers of the law" pre
vent him.from still wooing the immortal nine,
"The PcdlicSpieit" the title of a very
interesting and handsomely printed monthlv
magazine, containing some hundred pa-es
which has. found its way to our sanctum!
We have examined it thorough lyr and have
no hesitation in pronouncing it what it claims
to be, a magazine of choice literature." Ev
ery alternate page throughout the greater
portion of the book is devoted to advertise
ments, and as' w h
' """"u ij uis'ju vcr
any announcement of the subscription price
v, - v4it: wors IS Je&l"'Uvt
for gratuitous circulation, its support bin"
derived from advnriisincr t.,tn
La Grand Benedict, Troy, N. y., xnblibhcr. 1
IflacSlsaiio la ITa&liInstoa,
: LETTEa KTTMBE3 SKVES.
Hon. John Covode. - --V
This very distinguished individual demands
more than a passing notice, and I rhall dedi
cate this letter entirely to his service. Tra
dition ha3 not handed down much about his
parentage, or even his early life. Tne first
we hear of him we find him engaged in the
wool business a vocation for which he still
has a strong attachment,; so much so,, that
it is said he has himself been a little woolly
several times. lie did not assume very
much status, politically, until that highly
intellectual organization, : the Know Noth
ings,' mads him one of its sturdiest cham
pions, and he has literally ."held his own"
ever since. .. .
When elected to Congress he entered the
Cars at Lockport, and traveled via." Harris
burg and Baltimore to Washington city.
It is intimated that he was mistaken in the
character "of the first .hoarding house he
adopted. Be this as it may, he soon became
a character. . '
" . Nearly every Congressman had some pt
CQHarity of person or mind some distin
guishing mental or physical feature. Long
John 'Went worth was the tall member cf
Congress, Ed. M'Pherson was the slightest,
Crittenden was the oldest.-.? The peculiarity
of the great Daniel Webster was the size of
: his head, and it was matter of notoriety that
bb couia pnrcnase no . nat in Washicgton
large enough, and was compelled to have his
hats "made to order. - : ; s- -
The great personal characteristic of
vode was that; in the language of "bluff"
players, he "carried a monstrous hand,"
After he found that gloves were worn .as an
article of dress in the Federal city he sought
to purchase a pair, but. after a full search
among all the glovers, he' could not find a
Sair of kids that1 would be "drawed on."
o he boasted that if Webster had the'larg
est head Ac had the largest hand in Congress.
When it was suggested by some disloyal,
scamp that.Covode bad not left Congress
"with clean hands," Old Abe humorously
retorted that no one man could keep a pair
of hands the size of Covodes clean all; the
time. ' - ---.v- ". . .. '
- Mr. Covode, though a ready debater, has
only delivered one speech, but he has made
Viat one a. great; many .times. His style is
very free never trammelled by the Qaeen't
English and he occasianally says a good
thing by playing upon language. In reply
ing to seme charges of the opposite party he
boldly proclaimed," VI deny the allegation;
I care not who the aUtgator is." And again,
wnen aiscussmg the liberal views of bis par
ty, ho warms with, his' theme, and, "his
eyes in a fine frenzy rolling," he enunciates;
a fact that .cannot be gainsayed in regard to
a great many radicals, when he asserts, "I
am as good a friend of lihprtv nw mar
living so are all republicans we are all j
Though having no great claims to' author
ship, Mr. Covode modestly admit that "he
has tcrrt one of the largest books in the Eng
lish language." This U the Report of the
celebrated Kansas Investigating Committee.
Ihas been pronounced very entertaining,
but I have never met a man that has read it
throughi ' .-, .
llis style, on ordinary topics, is freo and
intelligible, : Take the following : Governor
Curt'm is addressing a meeting in Covode's
district, and refers to the fact that the demo,
crats are importing votes. With admirable
strategy Mr. C. twitches the skirt of Andy's,
coat, and hands him the following pencil
sketch : "Guvner, I guess its best not to
say much oa that sul.jick. It's corn toDDiu
time, and I thiok I can beat 'em at coluula- .
in , accordm' to . my figgers, about , three
hunderd votes." . " -
His attack on B.F. Butler, when he al
leged that articles which he had sent to our
prisoners through the care of Butler never
reached them ; was very, pointed. It was
doubted, however, by many whether Covode
bad ever 6ent them, for while all agreed that
Butler was a thief, it was equally certain
that Covode was a liar, and. where only one
of the two could be , guilty cf his favorite
failing, public sentimeut was much' divided
as to which it was: : -- -
Covode, though r wealthy , is sparing of
capital, and spells God with a small g. His
exclamation, in the commencement of une
of his letters "Glory . to roi!" like that of
"honest," has been often ironically prefixed
to his name. '' When the pious Wilson was
asked the cause of his aversion to Covode;
the Yankee renlifld that hn n
mire a man who spelt Godi with a
ano oiowea ms nose m his fingers."
to ;;oxsujiiriyEs. ;i; ' ; ;
. The advertiser, having been restored to
health in a few weeks by a very simple
remedy, after having suffered for several
years with a severe lung affection, and that
dread disease Consumption is anxious to
make known, to" his fellow-sufferers the
means of cure. ; . - . : . .
To all who desire it, he will send a copy
of the prescription Used (free of charge)
with the directions for preparing .and usin
fhe same, which they will find a sure cure
tor the Consnmbtion, Asthma,; Bronchitis'
Cough3. Colds, and all Throat and Lun
Affections. The object of the advertiser iZ
sending the Prescription is to benefit the
srSicted, and , spread information which he
conceives to bo invaluable, and he hopes
every sufferer will try his remedy, as it will
cost them nothing, and may prove a bless
ing. Parties wishing the prescription, freo '
by return mail, will please address BET.
tAJWAiUJ : A. W1L5UN, Williamsbur
xxings UOi, JNew. York. it ' . . ;
Ague, Cuills, os Ixtebmittenx Feyxb
cured, or the money refunded. Dr. Witt's
Ague Pills are entirely a new medicine, and
having been tried in over 1200 cf the very
r,ui" wusunaie cases 01 Uhuls and Fe
ver, and not failed even in one case to eHect
speedy cure, the proprietor guarantees
them to cure m every caf-, even after all
other medicines fail. Those surering should
immediately give them a trial. They are
warranted to cure. For sqla by Druists,
or sent by mail on receipt of the price, $1.
AdJrefcs Dr. Witt, Bex 611, Cincmnati.O. ly
It is said that Maximilian died with
the words 'poor Carlta" on his Hps.
IS STILL THEY
Lowest Prices !
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and lavit tho
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for medicinal purposes,
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LAMPS AND CHIMNEYS.
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And a good article of Pe fisei Petbcucs'
Also, a large supply of
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PERFUMERY & TOILET ARTICLES.
ITAIR, N AIL AND TOO Til BRUSHES
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LUBIN'S AND PIIALON'S EXTRACT
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Loretto, June 27, !SG7.-3a.
: has ix sroiis Tim largest stock or
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