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,.T. A. PLANTS, EDITOR.
Tl'KSDAY i i i i t I August 91, I860.
For President of the United States, .
For Vice resident of the United States,
. OF MAIXR
.For residential Electors of the State at large,
, JOSEPH M. ROOT,
I si District. B. hggleston.
William M. Dickson.
John Riley Knox.
John F. Hinkle.
II. S, Bundy.
Daniel B. Stewart..
John A. Davenport.
Samuel I Philbricki.
11th. , "'
-. :.-U STATE TICKET.
For Supreme Judge,
- For Attorney General,
r .1 AMES MURRAY.
. "For Member -Board tif.Pub." Works,
- ' LEVI 'SARGENT.
3 -Z ; f jSlcjuber of Congress, .
r ' V. B.' HORTON.' -.
i" r COUSTY TICKET.
Trobatc .Judge AViM. H. LASLEY.
Auditor AARON STIVERS.
Clerk H. L. SIBLEY.
Treasurer QEOl B. GROW.
Rcctirder S. S PAINE. '
.I'oniruissioner J. R. ELLIS.
Infirmary Director N. STANSRURY.
KVSIOS IN PBNJISYliVANIA.
.!jThe ntter hypocrisy and ' hollow
hearted dissimulation of the leaders of
the Democratic party is manifested be
yond all possible evasion by the action
of the Democratic State Committee, of
Pennsylvania, which met at Cresson, in
that State, on the 9th inst. The two fac?
tions are denouncing each other all over
the State and the Union as bolters, trait
ors to the party, secessionists, and dis
unionists. Each is trying to make cap
ital bj : denbuncing the other. Every
paper kud stump speaker on cither side
is appealing to the. people the Douglas
men fpT Douglas, to defeat Breckinriage,
an(i"thejBreckintidge men for him in or
der to defeat Douglas.
But while this game is being played
before the' people, the leaders meet in
conclave, and manufacture a scheme of
deliberate fraud by which the people are
to be cheated out of their votes, and
made to sustain the wildest ultraisnis of
the South under the sham of voting for
Douglas and popular sovereignty. This
. will, be seen by the resolution adopted
by the State Committee above referred
to, which is as follows: '
..Resolved, That the Democratic Elec
toral ticket be headed with the name of
Douglas or Breckinridge, as an elector
at large, and in the event of the success
( of the said ticket, if the greater number
, shall ' have been cast for Mr. "Douglas,
J then the vote of the Electoral College of
the State shall be cast for Douglas and
Johnson; but if for Breckinridge, then
for Breckinridge and Lane. If the vote
of Pennsylvania cannot elect the candi
date for whom the majority of the votes
are cast, and can elect any other man
running for President, claiming to be a
Democrat, then the vote of the Electoral
College shall be cast for the candidate.
If it will not elect either of the candi-
dates for whom it is cast, or any of the
' Democrats who are voted for in the
States then the vote shall be cast for
the candidate who has the majority of
the votes of the State, and the chairman
" of this Committee be required to obtain
'.their several and distinct pledges of ac
" quiescence in the foregoing resolution,
'rii rflfirvrk flip result, nf his nr-t.inn nt. a
' future meeting of the Committee."
' "Now, examine this resolution. We
defy any man to produce, from all past
i history, a scheme of equal duplicity,
cunningness, hypocrisy, and intended
fraud ; upon the 'voters.. What is it?
The Douglas feaders are to denounce
Breckinridge as a' disunionist and traitor
to the country, arid appeal to the people
to vote for Douglas, as the only hope of
defeating him, and crushing out his con
template J treason to the country. And
the Brc.ckinxidgajeaders are to denounce
.. Douglas as a demagogue, and factionist
-.jTU'enemy to .'the party and to the ooun
1 try arid the people are to be invoked to
. vote for him as the onjy hope of saving
tin. 'frmnfvtr ' ' And 'KJa Jn-nlila
, - eame is heinz nlaved before the neonle.
an electoral ticket, is to be formed, com-
posed of wily dough -faces, pledged to vote
' for either Doucrias or Breckiriridce, or anv
3.otlier person claiming to be a Democrat,
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u-ii n I ii 1 1 1 u . mil i r,,r t ii ii i . nil r.in i
If ; VJ Wfifl ' l-nnn 41a mrttli ill y. w.ni..
" "I 11 W. WMV ! U VUMW II I 111 . . U jUI
united on one candidate, and one plat
form, there would be no hope of an elec
tion. And hence this dodge, of pretend
ing to run two candidates on two plat
forms, each denouncing the other, and
' all voting for the same electors, and these
electors pledged to vote for either candi
4ate, or any other , who can, bv bareain
and sale, or any mode of corruption and
bnbry be elected by their Totes
; Now who is to be cheated in this
. iranspareni swinuier jjo tne nonest
oDobglas voters intend to vote for Breck
-; inridge and a Slave Code, as a prepara
tion for disunion Jso! you say you do
mull:, put now are you to help your
i selves if vou submit to this scheme of
v your leaders? : . There is no help for you.
' You vote lor a Slave Code and disunion
' a hundred times more effectually than if
you voted for Breckinridge outright.
Look, at if. .No sane man believes tha t
Breckinridge, on the Southern platform,
couia carry a single Free State. But
when every man who can be rallied upon
that platform votes for a set of electors
pledged to carry it out,yoM, Douglas men
of the Free States, are expected, under
the" audacious pretext . of sustaining
Douglas and popular sovereignty, to vote
for tite same electors! That Breckinridge
will carry most of the Slave States, on
his Slave Code platform, is admitted by
all. Now, if by this shameless fusion,
yau, the Douglas men of one or two of
thc.F ree States, can bring votes enough
to this mongrel electoral ticket to elect
it, what have you accomplished? Simply
the election of Breckinridge, and the
inauguration of his disunion policy.
And is this the feast to which you have
been invited? Is the pretended quarrel
among the leaders a mere sham to de
ceive and cheat the voters? Was it all
arranged beforehand, that demagogues
might reap the spoils? Can it be possi
ble that the body of the Democratic
party can be thus sold as openly as slaves
are auctioneered off in the shambles?
j W do not believe it. - We believe the
I indignation of every honest man in either
wieg of the party will be aroused by this
ineffably base and corrupt attempt, at
But it was necessary, perhaps, that this
lowest of all possible movements should
t be resorted to, to break the ties which
still bind honest men to the party. This
we think will do it. Those who remain,
and suffer themselves to be used in car
rying out this fraud may safely bo relied
upon for any scheme in the future.'
They are slaves, simply from an innate
servility of soul, and no amount of flog
ging could possibly arouse a spark of
manhood within them. There will only
be left for them the pity of freemen,
mingled with a degree of contempt, but
no hope of their elevation into a sphere
of self-respect and manly independence.
They must remain serfs, for freedom is
an element uncongenial to their natures.
GOOD, FOR THE CINCINNATI TIMES.
The Cincinnati Times is the organ of
the, " Bell and Everett party in Ohio.
And, strange as it may seem, the editor
appears to. be honest in its support of that
ticket. It will not give its assent to the
bargain and sale movement of the lead
ers of its party in the other States. " We
clip from the Times the following manly
rebuke of the utter baseness of the cor-
ruptfusion" of the Know-nothings and
Douglasitcs in New York, entered into
by the leaders with the desperate hope
of defeating an election of President by
the'people, in order to throw it into the
House to be the prize of bribery and
corrupt bargaining. The Times says:
"Nothing has transpired in the polit
ical history of the country, within our
recollection, that exemplifies more
strongly the corruption of the political
leaders of the United States and their
want of principle, than the proposed
New lork lusion between the support
ers of Douglas and the National Con
servative Union party. Of all the ele
ments that have stirred the political sea
to exciting strife, none are more antago
nistic than those two which it is pro
posed to combine. One is enthusiastic
ally American, the other bitterly Anti
American; one, if we are to believe its
professions, sees cause for great alarm
in the encroachments of political eccle
siasticisni as represented by the Roman
Catholic Church the other embraces
the most intolerant and active supporters
of political ecclesiasticism. One urges
an increase of the term of probation re
quired to secure citizenship the other
would dispense with the term ot proba
tion and make the foreigner a citizen on
... "And although the. category of issues
that have been presented and urged by
the Americans, these two elements are
and have been fiercely opposed to each
other. It is now proposed that they
forget all the past, lay aside the princi
ple they have advocated, and unite in
one common cause tor whatr lo secure
the spoils of office!
"Whatever may be the pretense, that
is ihe real and only motive. A few
ambitious politicians propose to trade
away and barter the votes of thousands
ot freemen as drovers sell the herds oi
cattle congregated at the Bull's Head.
In one breath," they sweep away all de
votion to principle, and declare them
selves purchasable politicians, always
open to the market.
"We have too much faith in the virtue
of the people, to suppose for a moment
that such a movement can be successful,
even in New York. The politicians may
bargain and trade, buy and sell each
Other, but they may as well try to mix
oil and water, as to bring these- two ele
ments shoulder to shoulder, and engage
them in one hearty, common movement.
Not until the lion and the lamb shall lie
down together, can such a scheme be
"The propositiori,' it seems to us, will
work harm to the cause of both Bell and
Douglas. Intelligent foreigners, who
see. proscription in the policy of the
American party must doubt the honesty
of the Democracy which extends a fra
ternizing embrace to the Americans.
And those Americans who are sincere
in their devotion to American principles,
must revolt at the proposition. Noth
ing, as we before remarked, presents the
duplicity of the pslitical leaders of the
country so glaringly as this scheme of
fusion. It is a dear, plain .enort to sac
rifice all political integrity and princi
ple for the spoils.
Douglas in Maryland.
The Douglas papers in Ohio have been
telling their readers that Maryland was
sure for Douglas that the electoral
ticket nominated by the party before the
split,, was all right and would be elected,
and that they would vote for Douglas,
&e. " Well, the Breckinridge men have
just held a State Convention at Balti
more, where all the electors but two de
clared themselves for Breckinridge, and
pledged themselves to vote for him, and
against Douglas if they were elected.
Thereupon the Convention struck the
two Douglas men from the ticket and
filled their places "with "National Dem
ocrats." They refuse to "fuse" with the
Douglasitcs. The Douglas wing has
j called another Convention to nominate
J another electoral ticket. The fight goes
: bravely on.
ALAS! POOR DOUGLAS!
The way Douglas is to sweep the
' North-west, is illustratedalmost every
day by the ablest men of the party re
nouncing all allegiance to him and his
fortunes, and joiuing the swelling ranks
of the Republicans. The most noted
change of the last few days is that of
the Iowa City Reporter, the central or
gan of the Democratic party, and by far
the ablest and most influential in the
State of Iowa. It has taken down the
names, of Douglas and Johnson, and
hoisted those of Lincoln and Hamlin in
the'r stead. This is the last nail in the
political coffin of the Senator of Illi
nois. It is remarkable that the changes
everywhere are from Douglas and none
to him. While a majority of all , the
Democratic papers in the United States
oppose him, the number that still cling
to his ruined fortunes are almost daily
diminishing. Some of the best are
coming over to the Republicans some
are dying of starvation some are dis
continuing their papers in disgust, like
Hood, of the Portsmouth Times, and
many more are placing the names of
Breckinridge and Lane where those of
Douglas and Johnson stood before.-
The result of the election will teach a
lesson to reckless politicians, ;which we
trust will be of. untold benefit to the
country. Let it once be clearly demon
strated that the' highest honors of the
Republic are not to be won by 6elfish
and trading demagogues, and a better
class of men Statesmen who can look
beyond the petty intrigues of personal
ambition to the great interests of the
whole country will take the places of the
Pierces, Buchanans, Douglases and their
Thj misfortune of our times, and the
danger to our institutions, has consisted
in the belief of unprincipled men, that
the people were to be swayed by preju
dice and controlled through their pas
sions. Hence every high and virtuous
impulse has been rebuked as "fanati
cism," every utterance of a faith in the
right has been denounced as a "mingling
of religion with politics;" every condem
nation of wrong is resented as the preach
ing of a "higher law;" and every effort to
elevate the humble and protect the weak
has beeu branded as "treason." To feed
the huugry an clothe the naked fugitive
is called "negro stealing;" and whoever
will not seize the famished and fainting
mother who is risking her life to place
her child beyond the grasp of avarice
and lust is a "nigger thief;" while to
bay upon her track, with a blood-hound's
instinct, is the highest, of all political
duties. So utterly have all distinctions
between right and wrong been ignored
by party leaders, and so long have
party attachment elevated these leaders
into power, that they have come to be
lieve the great mass of the people as
thoroughly base as themselves, and have
acted accordingly. The wh6le of the
tactics of the Democracy for years pa'st
have been based upon the assumption
that a majority of the people were intel
lectually it capable of reasoning, and
morally averse to the maintenance of
the right. .
On what other theory car. any man
account ior the deliberate falsehoods
propagated about the Republican party
and the prominent men who support it.
How else can you explain the incessant
appeals to the lowest passions and pre
judices of. the human heart. Is there
supposed to be a feeling of repugnance
against negroes in the community? Im
mediately every Democratic editor and
stumper, attempting to profit by this
feeling, without hesitation, assert that
Chase, Seward, Horton, and all other
prominent Republicans, are in favor of el
evating the negro and degrading the white
man below him! And the very heavens are
made to ring with the slang ternis-"Black
Republicans," "Woolly heads," "Negro
worshipers." &c. Such, every reader
knows, is the staple of every Democratic
speech, and the contents of every Dem
ocratic paper. Now could such a course
be pursued, if those who adopt it did
not believe that in intellect the peo
ple were fools, and in morals utterly de
praved? Every such speech is a simple
proclamation to the world that the
speaker believes his hearers, or a major
ity of them, too' stupid to detect his
falsehoods, or too base and servile them
selves to resent his appeals to their pas
sions as an insult.
- We frankly confess that if we believed
their estimation of the intelligence
and virtue of the people correct, we
should wholly despair of the success of
free institutions. But such is not our
belief. .We have ever had an abiding
faith that the impulses of the people-
the great heart of humanity was right
and would not long ba led astray where
freedom of speech and the press is per
mitted. And this faith, which cheered
us in years gone by, when working in
a hopeless minority for the truth and the
right, as we understood it, is strength
ened every day, by the living evidences
of the force that the truth and right have
upon the popular mind and heart. We
believe the election this fall will teach
a lesson on this subject that can hardly
Which Shall it he.
"The newspapers make themselves
very busy with the discussion of abstract
political questions whji have nothing
to do with the real question before the
country. We have half a dozen candi
dates in the field, but only two Breck
inridge and Lincoln who poses3 any
strength. Neither Mr. Douglas, Mr.
Bell, Mr. Houston, nor Mr. Gerrit Smith
has a single State at his back. Lincoln
has nearly all the Northern and Eastern
States, and the South is united for
Breckinridge. The conservative voters
of the Central States have, then, to make
their choice between the two, and will of
! course, vote for Breckinridge. Very
well. Douglas is very well; so is liell,
and so is Houston; and might as well
give it up first as last. Lincoln or
Breckinridge will.be the man." N. Y.
THE ELECTORAL VOTE.
For the convenience of our readers,
we give a table showing the number of
electoral votes each State will cast for
President and Vice President at the
Presidential election. There are 18
Free, and 15 Slave States. But as Cal
ifornia is Democratic in politics, she
ought to be classed with the South in J
any political calculation, as her leading !
politicians are more ultra pro-slavery
than most of the Slave States. We have
classed her accordingly:
North Carolina. ,,...10
South Carolina 8
It will b1? seen that the whole number
of electors is 303, and consequently 152
will be a majority of the whole, and
necessary to elect a President. It will
be seen, too, that the Free States, class
ing California with he South, casts 179
of these votes, . while the South, in
cluding California,' casts but 124. The
Free States, therefore, have a clear ma
jority of 27. .
Now we think that every one of these
Free States is morally certain to vote for
Lincoln. Look over the list and see
which one of them, or how many of them,
can rationally be classed as doubtful?
No candid man will pretend that either
Douglas, Breckinridge, Bell, Houston
or Gerrit Smith, has any clear probabil
ity of success in one of them. All that
will be claimed by any candid person is,
that some of them may be doubtful.
Well, let us figure out results. Do you
say Pennsylvania is a doubtful State?
We cannot agree with you in your opin
ion, for we think her vote as certain for
Lincoln as that of New York or Ohio.
But suppose you call Pennsylvania
doubtful, and give her vote to either of
the factions opposed to the Republicans1
or combine them all, and defeat Lincoln
in that State? Do you thereby defeat
Lincolu? Not at all. Look at the fig
ures, and you will see that Lincoln can
loose Pennsylvania and still be elected.
He has precisely the requisite 152 votes
without her. But po State in the Union
is surer for the Republican candidate
Do you give that up, and say that Il
linois, Indiana and Oregon are doubtful,
and may be carried against Lincoln by
a combination of the other parties?. We
do not beleive that either of them, can,
by any possible coalition, be carried
against him. But suppose they are a 11
made to vote against him. He is not
thereby defeated. Look at the list
again. Lincolu has exactly the requisite
152 votes without these States, or either
Do You try it again, and say that
New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Con
necticut, New Jersey, and Iowa, are
doubtful States and may be carried
against the Republicans? We can hardly
think any one candid who would make
such a claim.. But suppose it true, and
that the whole five States last named
should vote against Lincoln. He is not
still defeated. Look it the list again.
He will still have the requisite 152 votes,
and one to spare.
But does some desperate caveler still
claim that Maine, Michigan, Wisconsin
and Minnesota are doubtful States, and
may be. induced to vote against us?
Very good. Let them all go and Ore
gon with them. But Lincoln is not
beaten. Refer again to the figures. He
will still have the requisite 152 votes
and one to spare.
Cut this table out of the paper, and
paste it in your hats, every .Republican.
It will do you good service. . Let it
strengthen your faith in the success of
your cause. It will furnish you that
definite data that will give you confi
dence in your calculations of results.
The figures themselves are correct, and
the calculations founded, on them, relia
ble. We do not see how the election of
Lincoln and Hamlin is to be defeated
by any combination of parties and fac
tions that is among the possible events
of the future.
"No administration ever received a
heartier support than that which Sena
tor.Douglas gave to Franklin Pierce.
As the leader of the Democratic party in
the Senate, Douglas supported the worst
and . the most oppressive measures, of
Pierce's pro-slavery administration.
Those acquainted with the history of
the times, know that the audacity and
vulgarity of abuse from day to day,
heaped upon the heads of the few Re
publicans then in the Senate by Doug
las, was never paralleled in. any , legisla
tive assembly in the world. He was
then in the zenith of his power. The
party had an overwhelming majority in
nearly every State in the Union. Doug
las was its acknowledged leader,. He
looked forward to the next election in
the full expectation of being the Demo
cratic candidate, and deeming the party
irresistable, with all the insulting arro
gance of his nature he thought he could
overwhelm the friends of freedom with
the audacity of his unmeasured denun
ciations and abuse. If ever accomplices
in iniquity should remember with grat
itude the support given by each to the
other, Franklin Pierce ought to exhibit
that gratitude to Stephen A. Douglas.
But whether it is an immutable law in
the moral constitution of things, or the
overruling of a Higher power, the his
tory of the world teaches the great les
son, that bad and selfish men will never
hesitate to trample upon tlieir. accom
plices when it suits their purpose as re
morselessly as, combined, they trampled
upon the rights of their victims-. Thin
is beautifully and most instructively il
lustrated in the case of Pierce and
Douglas. Pierce used Douglas to ac
complish his purposes, and now turns
around, and joining what he sees is to
be the controlling faction of the party,
stabs him without remorse. Ho has
just written a letter in which he repudi
ates Douglas, and says:
Under these circumstances, it would
gratify me exceedingly if our friends in
all sections of the country could unite cor
dially and earnestly in the support of Mr.
Brecldnridge and General Lane, and
thus insure for our cause signal victory."
This is the "unkindest cut of all."
How the iron must go to the very soul
of poor Douglas! When, after years cf
intrigue, shuffling, double dealing,
wireworking and chicanery, he at last
succeeds in forcing a nomination through
a split and disrupted convention, to
find himself deserted and opposed by
those whose schemes he has upheld, and
to whose ambition he has ministered,
must be gall and wormwood to his
chafed spirit. . Of all the Senators from
all the States in the Union, of which
the Democracy had an overwhelming
majority, and of whom Douglas claimed to
be the leader, not one except George E.
Pugh, but now repudiate, oppose and
contemn him! And Pugh himself is re
pudiaud, and his seat will be filled, after
the 4th of March next, by Salmon P.
Chase, when Douglas will stand alone
in that august body, without a single
friend or supporter! Was ever such a
fall as this! And will he have the nerve
to meet -this change, or will he resign
and return to private life? , .
But not only Ex-President Pierce,
and the Senators, but Cass, Dickinson,
and Butler, and nearly all the great
leaders of the party, look upon and treat
him with the utmost aversion and con
tempt. If this is not ingratitude, the
term has no meaning. While we think
there is a most righteous retribution in
it, so far as Douglas is concerned, yet
the ingratitude is none the less on the
part of his former associates.
DOUGLAS ON THE STUMP.
in his electioneering tour
through the Northern and Eastern
States, is daily and nightly repeating
his stale humbug of popular sovereignty.
The New York Tribune publishes his
speech at Concord, New Hampshire,
which is the same he has repeated at
scores of other places in New England,
Now consider, in connection with the
above, the two following planks of the
Platform whereon Mr. Douglas is now
running for President:
"Resolved, That the Democratic party
will abide by the decision of the Supreme
Court of the United Slates over the insti
tution of Slavery withiil the Territories."
"Resolved, That it is in accordance
with the true interpretation of the Cin
cinnati platform that, during the exist
ence of Territorial Government, the
measure of restriction, whatever it may
be, imposed by the Federal Constitution
on the powers of the Territorial Legis
lature over the subject of domestic rela
tions, as the same has been, or shall
hereafter be, finally determined by the
Supreme Court of the United States, shall
be respected by all good citizens, and
enforced with promptness and fidelity
by every branch of the Federal Govern
ment." Is Mr. Douglas an honest man? Is
he dealing fairly or fouly with big fellow-citizens?
It certainly seems to us
that he is deliberntely swindling, or at
tempting to swindle them; but here are
the facts which enable every one to
judge for himself! If Mr. Douglas s
platform that whereon he is now run
ning for President does really allow
the People of a Territory "to establish
institutions to suit themselves," while
they continue to be citizens of that (or
any other) Territory it it gives emi
grants from States to a Territory that
they possessed in "old States," then we
are insane and Mr. Douglas is honest.
But if it does no such thing what then?
A Pretty Good One.
The Standard, an old Democratic or
gan published at Albany, New York,
and now supporting Breckinridge, has
made an important discovery, with which
it is stirring up the indignation of the
"Nationals." It is, that the Republicans
get up all the Douglas meetings, in the
hope of keeping Douglas in the field so
as to draw off votes enough to defeat
Breckinridge. It has even discovered
that the Republican leaders have prom
ised Douglas that they will make him
secretary of State if he will not with
draw from the contest. Here , is the
The Republicans not only engineered
and helped to pay for the Douglas re
ception on Friday night, but he was
honored with a complimentary visit on
Saturday, from Gov. Morgan, Ihurlow
Weed and other leading Republicans.
We learn from a leaky "soft" , that Mr
Weed promised to make Judge Douglas
Secretary of State, provided he would
keep up the fight against the .Nationals.
Judge D. promised to take the offer into
consideration and report progress at an
early day. '
The Fight Between Breckinriage and
The N. Y. Herald says:
"Mr.Breckinride isthe only candidate
except Mr. Lincoln who is sure of an
electoral vote, and the latter, if beaten
at all, can only be overthrown by the
former. It is all very well to write and
speak against Lincoln and his support
ers, but it all avails nothinsr unless
there is a united opposition to him.-
The sectional Republican party must bo
met and overthrown at the polls, and
all other considerations should give way
to the grand object in view. Mr.
Breckinridge gains strength in the
North every day. It is possible he
may conquer Lincoln. It is not possi
ble, so far as we can see, for any other
candidate to do so.' Therefore we ad
vise the conservative masses of the
North to unite and outvote Lincoln at
the polls combining to support the only
nominations which have touched the
popular heart (hose of Breckinridge
j ami Lane', .
The Fusion in Georgia, j
Between the Douglas and Bell lead-1
ers, dontpromi.se as large dividends as 1
was anticipated. It is now feared that j
the "dicker" will drive off more than it!
will bring in. The two parties Bell and
Douglas in their Conventions, united '
upon the same electoral ticket, putting '
up five Dougl-isites and five Americans, !
with the pledge that if elected, and the j
vote of the whole ten would elect Bell !
they were all to vote for him, and if the
united vote would elect Douglas they
were to cast the whole vote for him.
But in case the vote of the ten electors
would not secure the election of either
Bell or Douglas, then five of the votes
were to be given to each. It was ad
mitted by both these parties that Breck
inridge had more votes in the State than
either, but they hoped by this coalition
to defeat him.
The plan was nicely arranged by the
leaders, but some of the rank and file
bolt. Some of the real "simon pure"
Know Nothings won't be fused, and
some ot the Irish Jouglasites don t
very well like to travel by the light of
the "dark lantern." Many of both
parties becoming disgusted are going
over to Breckinridge, and his friends
now claim that he is stronger since the
Douglas and Bell fusion than before.
We would not wonder if such would be
the case. It can hardly be supposed
that there are no honest and earnest men
in these parties, and as long as there
are such, these disreputable coalitions
must drive them out.
More Trouble in the Douglas Camp.
Two of the four gentlemen nominated
by the Douglas men of Iowa, as Presi
dential electors, refused the equivocal
compliment. They don't sail any
longer in that craft. These are "per
ilous times" to the Douglasites. We
would advise them never to nominate
any man who is not present at the Con
vention. There is no certainty, these
days, that the Democrat of yesterday is
a Democrat to-day. And if still a Dem
ocrat it is extremely dubious to which of
the Democracies he now belonsrs.
These mistakes are very unpleasant, and
beside, it don't tend to inspire -confidence
in the success of the party to have
their nominees announce to the world
that they have renounced the party and
refuse its honors. Be sure of your, men,
gentlemen, before you nominate them.
It would save a deal of trouble.
indications ofau ''Irrepressible Conflict."
The Athens Messenger says:
The Democracy of Fairfield and Perry
counties have got each other by the ears.
The hostile feeling has become quite
bitter mainly growing out of jealousies
between the friends of Mr. Martin and
the admirers of Mr. Firck and the in
dications of an "irrepressible conflict" are
beiinninr to be seen in the columns of
their organs. For instance, the New
Lexington Sentinel pitches into the
"Lancaster aristocracy" in this wise:
"Then, in view of the fact of Horton's
nomination, and Martin's absolute want
of popularity in this county, we ask that
some other person be nominated. The
Democracy here are opposed to giving
their support to a man who has no
claims upon the District, and who does
not merit any favors. The Lancaster
aristocracy have made him their pet.
and think it impudetice for Meigs,
Athens, Vinton, Hocking or Perry to
say one word against hini. We say, and
what we say we mean, that, lie can't gel
old Perry. He then ask every Demo
crat to vote for some other man at Lo
gan, if he desires the defeat of Horton.
We must not submit to this dictation
of Fairfield we must act without com
pulsion or not at all. Is it possible that
there are not some good men outside of
Lancaster who are deserving?
What's the use of nominating Martin?
He would not desire it if he knew that
certain,, sure and inevitable defeat
looked him in the face.
Turn out, Democrats of the 11th Dis
trict, and let us rebuke Fairfield. She
is over-grown and burdened with great
men, it is true, but let them look to some
other field to display their powers of
The Editorial Profession.
A cotemporary says "it is a little cu
rious isn't it? that an editor gives of
fense, in nine cases out of ten, when' he
least expects it; and when he "pitchss
into" somebody, expecting to get "sights"
for it, he never hears of it.. But so it is.
This from the Cornhill Magazine: i
' " Ah me! we wound where we never
intended to strike; we create anger
where we never meant harm; and these
thoughts are the thorns to our cushion.
Out of mere malignity, I suppose, there
is no man who would like to make ene
mies." But here in this editorial busi
ness, you can t do otherwise, and a
queer, sad, strange, bitter thought it. is
that must cross the mind of many a
pttblid man: Do what I will, be innocent
or spiteful, be generous or cruel, there
are A and B and C and D, who hate me
at the end of the chapter to the chap
ter's end to the finis of the page
when hate, and envy, and fortune, and
disappointment shall be over..
New' Jersey. . ,j 1
The New York Tribune says:
A prominent Republican in New Jer
sey writes us that "the Republican cause
is steadily improving::" and from the
best information which our correspon
dent can gain from all parts of the
State he thinks the vote in the State
will be about 107,000, which will be di
vided as follows:
Lincoln and Hamlin, about '. 50,000
Breckinridge and Lane, about 52,000
Douglas and Johnson, about 2G,000
Bell and Everett, about 3,000
Thus our correspondent is sure that
Lincoln and Hamlin will have 5,000
over all in the State and that New Jer
sey is just as safe for the Republican
ticket as Vermont. The best of feeling
and harmony prevails throughout, and
all Republicans are working steadily to
see how big they can make this major-
- 8,The Democratic journals are bus
ily engagaged in circulating the report
that Tom Ford has declared himself in
favor of the Bell-Everett ticket. The
Lancaster Democrat denies the truth of
the declaration and says '-"Mr. Ford will
take the stump for Lincoln and Hamlin,
as soon as he is sufficiently recovered
from a slight indisposition under which
he is laboring. We make this an
nouncement from authority."
The People of Meigs County are re
spectfully invited to meet in
Pomeroy, on Tuesday, August 28, 18C0,!
at 10 o'clock A. ..,
To hear the
HON. JOHN SHERMAN
Expound Republicanism, and expose
the corruptions of the present Federal
HON. V . B . IIOBTOH
And other distinguished speakers will
address the audience.
All persons having an interest in the
welfare of our common country, and the
safety and perpetuity of our Free Insti
tutions, and opposed to the Federal
Government spreading Slavery over Free
Territories, are respectfully invited to
attend. By order of the
Republican Cen'ral Committea.
THE Board of Directors of the Agricultural
Society will, in addition to their former
premium list, a premium ot ijlO.UU to the
tastest pacing Horse or Mare.
Competition open as in case of trotting.
Aug. 21. 33-t.t GEO. McQUIGG, Sec'y. ; .
T "W 1 G THIS.
"j" am taking cheaper, better, and more
than any other Artist in this region. Call and
see my work, and if it is not good there will
be no charge for it. Every Picture I take
warranted to stand. Call soon. Rooms over H.
II. Swallow's Store. Entrance next door to O.
Branch's Store, on Court street,
romeroy, Aug. 20. 33-3t CHARLES CAREL.
L.IST OF LETT E US
REMAINING in the Post-office at Pomeroy,
on the 17th day of August, 1860.
Allerton Alfred Halliday John J
Andrews James Jones Mary E
Arnold Mrs PL Jenkins John
Baker Stephen Logre Miss Mary
Blaney Juslis L Meredith Richard
Barton Thomas McElhane D
Bealer Miss ElizabethMcCullough Mrs A H
McCullpugh Miss M J
Collins Catherine .
Davis Henry L
Hillerraan J L
Holbrook S S . . .
Hertze J A
r lckelson Joseph
Rice Miss Avaline " '
Ross Miss Kate
Steel Edward JI
Sladen C W
Steele Geo W 2
Simpson John G
Windon Mary A
figfPcrsons calling for the above letters
will please say "Advertised."
GEORGE LEE, P. M.
rpiIE State of Ohio, Meigs C.ouxty,.ss
L Final Settlement of Accounts. Notice is
hereby given that the accounts of the following
persons have been filed in this Court for set
Amaza Brickies, Administratrix of Daniel
Brickies, deed; M. R. Wolf, Receiver of the
"Star Mill Property," at Racine.
Which accounts are set for hearing and set
tlement on the 12th day of September next.
Aug. 21, 1SG0. 33-3t Probate Judge.
Regular Tri-weekly Portsmouth and Pomeroy
A. W. CARSER, Captain, Tbos. Winters,, Cl'k,
Will leave Pomeroy for Portsmouth, and all inter
mediate points, every Monday Wednesday, and
Returning, leaves Portsmouth every Tuesday,
Thursday, and Saturday. . -
For freight or passage, appW on board, or to
MONTGOMERY & 1IOADLEY,
- Ang. 21,1PC0. 33-Sm Wharf-boat, Pemeroy.
Regular Portsmouth & Parkcisburg Packet,
STE A nVX I
Capt. J. S. HURD,
S. P. Simpsos, Cl'k,
Will pass Pomeroy, on the up trip, every Tuesday
and Saturday morning, at 8 o'clock A. M., and on the
down trip, every Thursday. and-Sunday, at 4 o'clock
P.M. Connects at Portsmouth with Bostona, for
Cincinnati, and at Parkersburg with Wheelinn pack
ets. Freight and passengers taken through to Pitts
burgh and Cincinnati atsame rates as through boats.
Aug. 14, 1P60. 3---lni.
LOCATED at Pagetown, will open on the
first, Monday of September, 18G0. All
branches usually taught in Academies will re
ceive careful attention. Particular care Used
in the instruction of Teachers. . , ,
Tuition from three to six dollars.
, CHARLES TOWXSEND, Principal. '
Aug. 14, '6(W32-3t
10,000 Bushels Corn & Oats.
rrHE subscriber will pay the highest CASH
l market price for Corn and Oats,df delivered
soon, at his FEED STORE, "Remingtons Hall,"
Hay also wanted. .
' Persons desiring Feed can procure the same
of J. C. ROUSCHER, "Remingtons Hall."
Aug. 14, '60. 32-tf . . ;
GEO. A. RUMSEY.
JAMES M.EUMS EY,
WHOLESALE DEALER IN ; ,
Foreign & Domestic Dry Goods,
Hats, Caps, Ceu nets. Hosiery,
ALSO, CARPETS, OIL CLOTH : ;
AND UMBRELLAS. ' '
SECOND STBCET, Near Market,
, 3-32-ly ' Portsmouth, .Ohio.
NOTICE is hereby given that the under
signed has been appointed and duly qual
ified as Administrator on the estate of Quartus
Bridgman, late of Meigs Count V, Ohio, dee'd.
BENJAMIN KNIGHT, Adm'r.
Aug. 7, 18G0 32-3 1
PLANING MILL, NO; 1.
JOHN S. DAVIS,
OF the Sugar Run Planing Mill, has a large
assortment of Lumber, either rough or
planed, on hand, which will be sold a8 low as
any other establishment can afford to. As he
is a practical mechanic, he will guarantee that
his work will be executed in a manner to suit
purchasers, and prices shall correspond to the
quality of the material. .
. All orders addressed to JOHN S. DAVIS,
Box No. 75, P. O., Pomeroy, or Montgomery &
Hoadley, Wharf-boat, Pomeroy, will be promptly
attended to. may 'SI, 1800. o-20-y
Sarah Newell vs. William Newell.
BY virtue of an execution to me directed
from the Court of Common Pleas of Meigs
County, I will offer for sale, at the door of the
Court-house in Pomeroy, at 10. o'clock A.- M, .
On the 11th day of September,
the following described lands and tenements,
to wit; Lot No. 18, situate in Minersville, Sut
ton township, Meigs County, Ohio; to be sold
as the property of William Newell, at the suit
of Sarah Newell; appraised at $600.00. Terms
of sale, cash. , J. J. AVHITE, S. M. C.
Aug. 13, 1800. 33-5t 1.50 .
W. JONES & CO.,
WISn to purchase good Oak, .Poplar, and
Chestnut timber, suitable for Shingles,
delivered at their Manufactory in Middleport,
for which a fair price will be given.
Aug. 12, '00, 32-3 1. J. W. J ONES & CO.
l SMALL House and lot on Back street, in
V. rear Of the feolling Mill.
July 20, 1800. 80-3t C. R. POMEROY.
PERU V DAVIS'
WE REG Tf VM.h THK ATTKNTIOX OF THJ?
PUBLIC TO THIS LOKG TKSTK1) AND UXK1
VALI.KD Family iTfedieinc.
The Pain Killer a purely vegetable compound,
and while it ia a most eftk-ienf Kemetfy for Fain, it i
perfectly sa'e lueUicine even id ibc most unskilful
ha mis. J f ,'
For Summer Coin plaint,
or tnr other form of Kowel Disease in Children or
Adult?, it is almost a certain cure, and has without
doubt been more successful iu curii.jjllie various
than any other knnwii remedy; c-r trtea tfi atost
skilful physician. In India, Africa, and China,
where this dreadful diseasa iserer more or less prev
alent, the -
PAIN KILLER, '
is considered by the natives, iis well as by European
residents, iu those climates,
A Sure ICeinedy.
Asa Tonic for the Stomach, it is' onri vailed.
few doses will relieve severe eases of
and it is often a perfect cure for
in its most aggravated forms. Its tonic and sliinula
ting properties, arousinp the system to vigorous ao
tion, render it a. most effectual core for
Colds and Coughs, - '
when used according to directions.
t For external application it is unsurpassed by any
medical preparation krown.
and Neuralgic Affections are quickly relieved ant
often cured by it. Any soreness in the Muscles or
Joints can be relieved by its application. It cures
instantly the most violent
Toothache. . . .
It.siionld always be kept near at band, to be nsotl
in cases of severe
-Burns oi Scalds, , ' !
If applied immediately, according to directions, it
will give ins ant relief, and prevent blistering.
It is peculiarly adapted to the wants of
Steam boat men.
and others traveling on oor Western Rivers.
It has been tested in every variety of climate, and
by almost every nation known to Americana. It i
the almost constant companion and inestimable
fnend of the missionary and the traveler on sea
and land and no one should travel on our lakes or
rivers without it. . , .. -. ,,
Sold by dealers everywhere. i ,i
CAUTION '' ' ""
The public will be cautious that they get the gen
uine Pain Killer, as some unprincipled men use
that name for their own worthless compounds! in so
doing they deceive the community, and infrinze
upou the "Trade Mark" of Perry Davis. .
PEICES-25 Cents,- 60 Cents and 91 P&r
J. N HARRIS A r.Ct.. Pr..lirilnr.rnrll. &.,! h ,1,
Sold wholesale and retail by A. SEEBOHM and
REED, Pomeroy, O. , . ... it... .
July 31, 18611. 30-ly '
DR. S. O. RICHARDSON'S
W i n e Bit t e r s",
Tlie Celebrated New England Remedy '
FOR . .- ' . .
Jaundice, Fever and gue, Geu
ral Debility, and nil otlner
. Diseases arising from a
. Disordered Stomach,
Liver, oi Bowels, ; -s
u c li a s
Acidity of the' Stomach," Indigestion, Hartbnrn,
T,ossof Appetite, Costiveness. Blind and Bleeding
Files, Disgust of Food,. Sour Eruclions, Sinking or
Fluttering of the Pit of the Stomach, Dimness' of
Vision. Yellownessof ths Skin and F.yes, Pain in tho
Sidc. Back. Chest or Limbs, and in all cases where
Tt'NIC is necessary. 5
The Sherry Win Bitters are prepared by a regu
larly educated Physician of. note and position.
They are the most
Pleasant and Valuable '"'
Tonic of the dny They are just what persons re
quire when recovering from protracted illnesi, or In.
the Spring of the year, when a Medicinal Tonic is
reonired. They are largely recommended, by Phy
sicians through the West, and the proprietors are
daily In receipt of letters noting cures by their use..
Thomas Stanford of Blountsville. rlenry County ;r
lud., writes us, under date of May 4th, 1B60. that for
threo years he was afflicted with Nervous Debility,,
of the most positive character, and could get no re
lief, until he used the
Sherry Wine Bitters, r
' Which soon completely restored him, and he if
now in robust health.
One of the GKKATEST CURES EVKR KNOWN,,
was that of Geo. W. Hoffman, Berwtck. Seneca
County, Ohio. He had been nfllicled with Rheuma
tism in all its various forms for about twenty years,
he had used everything recommended by the skill)
of Physicians, but got no permanent reliel. until the
Bitters were introduced, and three bottles enied
hi in. He writes us two years after his cure, anil
says, "I have no return" of the complaint," and
further says, "1 think and believe that in Rheonrn
tism. Dyspepsia, Liver Complaint, and Kidney Aff
fections, or Dropsy, it is a Specific certain remedy."
Sold by deuleis in medicines generally.
. Ir ice, 75 Cents per Dottle.
! J. N. HARRIS & CO., ;
. . - Cincinnati, Ohio,,
General Agents for the Southern and Wesitrct
States. Sold bv P. REED, Pomeroy, O.
July 31, lr6i.-30-ly
A never tailing Antidote for Sick Head
& ache, Dyspepsia, Fever and Agne,
Liver Complaint, Cortivensas, , xy
Biliousness, Neuralgia, Colia,
O ix pravea jippeuio, jj- .a i
nhatrnrEionfl. &C - A" . .
as ct. i .
WTT.aOTS S PILLS ara turvsrsallv ac
knowledged to bo the best now In use. As a Family
medicine they are particularly recommsnded-simple
and harmless, but highly medicinal In their oom
blnation. One fill 6 1ir,to mUd bnt eep'
tain effects. The robust man and the delicate chad
n tlin.i alike, with evorr assurance oi enure
mfatv. With" Wilson's Pills, every Mother u.
the land becomes her own physician.- They have
proved themselves a sncrnc, and stand without a
rival for the following affections: !' ;
HEADACHE, IEVE8 AGITK,
HEADACHE, FEVER. Se AGUE,
. DYSPEPSIA, IXTEUCOKPtAIKT, .,,:
: BYBPEPSIA, XTVXB COMPLAIHT, .
Costiveness, Biliousness. Neuralgia,
Costiveness, BUiouaness, ITouralgia,
Sold ty Druggists & Dealers everywhere.
B. L. PAHITE3TOCK& CO.
Importers & Wholesale Druggists
Ho. 60, corner Wood and 4th Sts.
aou PROPRIETORS or
q B. L. Fahnestock's Vermifuge, o
Jnly 31, Igl)6.30-ly
CANKER & SALT , RHEUM.
FOR THE CI; RE OF
Cauker, Salt Rheum, Erysipelas," Scrofulous Dis
eases, Cutaneous Eruptions, ndvery. kind
ef Disease arising from an impure
state- of the Blood.
The most Effective Blood Purifier
of the Nineteenth Century.
It Is the prescription of an educated physician,,
and all who are afliicted with any of the above
named diseases should use it without delay.! It will
drive the disease from the system, and when once out;
on the skin, a few applications of ; .
DR. W EAVEE' S . ;
and you have a permanent cure.
The Cerate has proved itself to- be the best Oint
meat ever invented, and where once used, it ha
never been known to fail of perfecting a permanent
cure of Old Sores, Tetter and Ringworm, Scald'
Head, Chillblains and Frost Bites, Barber's ltch
Chapped or cracked Hands or Lips, Blotches or
Pimples on the Face, and for
j the Cerate is the thing required to cure.' It should)
i be kept In the house of every family.
Price of Cerate, 25 Cents per Bottle.
Sold by most dealers in Medicines. ''
, J. N. 1IAKU1S Oi. CO , Proprietors
for Western States,' . '
-.- Cincinnati, .Ohio,
' To whom all orders for above Medleine may be.
Sold by D. REED, Pomeroy,. O.
Jnly 31, I860. 30-ly
The Syracuse Flouring Mill
FOR sale, with the lots on either side of itY
on time to suit the purchaser.
Inquire of ISAAC CARLETOX.
. ' Aug. 3, 18G0. 31-lt