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ThrN(lay, Jmic 310, 1552.
FOR CANAL COMMISSIONER,
Jacob Hoffman, o( Uerks county.
FOR PRESIDENTIAL ELECTORS.
A. K. Itiuwn, James Pollock.
S:un;icl A. Purvinncc.
I. William F. Hughes,
13. Ncr Miildleswartli.
2 Juiiu-s Tniqnair,
3 Joint W, Slokc,
4. John P. Voiree,
5. Spent or McIU'siinc,
. James V. Fuller.
7. James Penrose,
8. JjIiii Sliaeffer,
9 J.icob Mnnjlmll,
HI. Charles P. Waller,
11 Ua is Alton.
i. M C. Mercur.
14. James II. Campbell,
15. James 1). Paxton.
10. Junto K. Davidson,
17. Dr. John MoCulIock,
IS. Ralph Dnike,
19. Sohn Linton,
ild. ArchibaW Robertson,
21. Thomas J. Ilifihaiii,
22. Lewis L. Lonl
2.1. Christian Mevurs,
24 Dorman Phelps,
Wilis Slate Coavcnliois.
At n. meeting of the Whig State Central
committee, held at Ilarrisburg on Tuesday,
tltc 4th inst, it was resolved that the JJele-
gates to lllCiate unig oiaio oonyenium
rpqncsled to assemble m Philadelphia on tlic
NiWkRNTII DAY OF JUNE next, at 9
o'clock, A. M. for the purpose of nominating
a candidate for Judge of the Supreme Court,
to fill the vncaucy occasioned by the death
of the Hon. Richard Coulter.
J. TAGGART, Chairman.
C. Thompson Joxis, Secretary.
E2S"Thc citizens of Hamilton township,
in this county, will celebrate the coming
anniversary of our National Imlopcnd-
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OIK0, OU lUC ou 01 jmy ue.1, ub jiiimmuu
Fquar Col. Charlton Uuknett, 01
1 11s 1 lace, nas consenieu 10 unntra un
Oration on the occasion.
jBiaT We have received the Journal
iv KiiiT ATiov inr .nine, nn i iisiieu somi-
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ucaiiotij aim comains muua vzuuuuiu 111-
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fitS" The Stale Journal, of the 3d inst.
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says: mat imner, which a lew weens ago
sold readily for 25 cents per pound, in
t ! 111 1 11I
c; - - x
:ii x2. un tne ti inst. large (juanii-
tics 01 tne best arucie in were Durcnaseu
fr tvii cents.
The subject of electing Tost Masters by
the people has been called up m tnc House
of Re :escutatives and a resolution in
troduced directing the committee on the
Judi lary to report, it they deemed it
ff.n?atutionai so to uo, a bin navmg lor j
its bjoct the proposed change; and if
crizc 11, 10 rcpon an umcuuiuum inereio
Famine in the Lumber Country.
of provisions in thc Eastern part of Craw
ford and in Warren counties the long
winter having exhausted almost every
species of provisons. Not only bread and
meat had become exorbitant' high, but
potatoes, turnips, beans, &c., were scarce
ly tD bc obtained at any price. I he
scarcity of meat also had completed the
general destitution throughout that lum-
uer region iv autii n uujjiuk u& iu .uil-m
operations among a great part of the lum
ber men before half completing their
I 1 II KS.
Terrible Times in New Yorki
The rowdies of this city appear to take
thr, common remark, that the "Police are
not going to risk their Jives for 8600 a
3"ear," to be a well recognised fact, and for the Government of thc Convention, in
act accordingly. Within the last ten eluding the famous two-third rule, viz :
days, five actual attempts at murder, or two-thirds of thc whole number
,. . . , 1 ii 1 'v vf 1 'of votes given shall be necessary to a nom
assaults with probable loss of life, have . iuation of candi(lates for Prc;ident and
been made. At half-past one on Monday j Vice-President of the United States by
morning, an old man was knocked down 1 this Convention.
and robbed in Vcsey street, and then : e report of the Committee was unan-
thrown into the North River; and in an- ; lf ly w?f exception of
, 1M ' . , , the two-third rule. Upon that some dis-
other column we likewise publish an ac- ; cus,ion took plaC6j but h wag ft
count of one man being so severely stab-1 dopted by a large majority-. Mr. Davis
bed that his bowels protruded two feet, ' was then conducted to the Chair ; upon
and his companion had his skull badly takillS vuicu lie returned his grateful ac-
r 1 j -ti j,i , knowledgemcuts for the honor conferred,
fractured, (one since dead, and the other's Aft1i v i ."U"U1
' v , ' . 1 After the Vice Presidents had taken
recovery scarcely possible) ; another man tlielr seats, a motion was made to recon
was found with his skull fractured by ' sider thc vote by.which the two-third ruin
blows from a pickax, and a woman was
killed by her husband. The daily papers '
e,n j vi ixi t- 1
of Tuesday likewise record the particulars
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of riots m the 6th, 12thand 20th wards, an
assault upon one officer, and the stabbing
of another. A private citizen, for remon
strating with some rowdies for insulting
thc females of his family, at their own
doors, was also badly stabbed in the ab
domen. One cause of the great increase of dead -
ly assaults iu New York, is said to be thc 1
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difficulty of convicting of murder. If a
cd for, the witnesses are absent, and thc '
murderer escapes'. What is to be done?
RgfThe Overland Emigration towards
California and Oregon is beyond prece-
It is estimated that one nunarea
thouu.4 people arc on their way.
Democratic National Convention.
Thetfir.st day of June, the appointed
time for holding the National Convention
of the Democracy, opened in Baltimore
attended by all the noise and confusion
ior wuicn political garnering: arc nuiuu.
During the previous afternoon and even
ing, and throughouttho morning, immense
' crowds were pouring into the city. The
members of both Houses of Congress ap
peared in considerable force, also editors
and proprietors of many political papers,
! and many influential wire-pullers also on
, the ground to sustain the favorites of the
The city was thronged with candidates,
delegates, wire-pullers and lookes-on of
all sorts. Liquor was abundant and pa
triotism high. The Buchanan interest
, outdid all the others in the maguificeuce
J with which it dispensed the good things
j of life to the thirsty and the hungry. They
' had taken a large edifice for their head
I quarters, and there champagne, brandy
J and other potables adorned the sideboards,
J while tables loaded with viands, game aud
all the delicacies oi tnc season, invited the
famishing to fall to and devour.
The arrangements made for the con
vention were on the most extensive scale,
UU(j 0f a yery admirable chars
acter. I he
, r0Qm js Que of tje ja fc ju the jj
, .,.i nri fnnt- ; tni,
i ? tajes, being neailj 300 feet in length,
by 04 feet broad, with a continuous gal-
lery running entirely round it, sufficient
persons, while the main
floor will easily accommodate three thous
and more. The southern end of iho sn-
4oon was occupied by an immense stae, acfc business. A Committee was appom
erectcd expressly for the occasion, over tcd consisting of one from each State, to
75 feet in length. The unner end was whom should bc referred all resolutions
elevated above the rest, and appropriated ,
the President and Vice-Presidents. !
A smaller platform was placed immedi-
piatiorm was pi
ately in front of this, and somewhat low
er, for the Secretaries and .Reporters, of
which latter there was a goodly number.
The remaining portion of the platform
had a gradual descent toward the aud-
j ieuce, provided with ample accommoda -
tious for the members of the Convention.
Tlie whole platform was neatly covered
with white matting, and thc seats and
desks was so arranged that each Delea-
tion was seated together; the part allotted
for each being designated by the name of
the State which it represented.
There were 32 youths -distributed
through the Convention, ono fnr owh DaI.
egation and the President, who acted as
pages to carry papers to the Chair, and
facilitate communication between the Del
egations. Each page was designated by a
badge, inscribed with the State which lie
Notwithstanding the apparently ample
arrangements made bv the Committee
wifli ,m.-fl tn rui
the supernumeraries or alternates were so
numerous that not more than one half of
the Delegates were enabled to find seats
on the platform, and hundreds had crow
ded upon it not entitled to seats. Vir
ginia, alone, had 120 Delegates present,
and 3Iississippi 4G
At 12 o'clock, B. F. Ilallet, of Mass.,
called the Convention to order. lie read
the call, and then made a few remarks,
closing with a request that a President
pro tern, be appointed.
Mr. Bright, of Indiana, nominated
Romulus M. Saunders, of N. C. which
was carried by acclamation. lie made
a brief address, and called upon the Con
vention to repress thc disorder which
prevailed. Secretaries were appointed,
and a prayer was offered by Rev. J. C.
White, of Baltimore. A committee of
one from each State was appointed to
nominate permanent offices of the Con
vention ; and also, a similar Committee
to examine the credentials of Delegates.
The Convention adjourned to five o'clock,
Upon re-assembling, the Committees
not being ready to report, much time was
wasted. Finally, the committee on or
ganization, reported that John W.Davis,
of Indiana, be permanent President of
the Convention. They also nominated
j one person from each State for Vice Pros-
I ident, and named thirteen Secretaries. !
The report concluded with a set of Rule
was adopted. It was moved to lay this
lnotion upon the tabIe alld tl,e vote bcinS
taken, the result was Ayes 283, Navs
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k the two-third rule was triumph-
antiy sustained, and the last hope of Gen.
As State after State voted in favor of
this rule, clapping of hands and stamp
ing of feet succeeded, shaking the build
ing to its foundation. Much merriment
was occasioned when General Comman
der cast nine votes in the affirmative for
f-lV1 Ut ? dk a(ljourn-
ed until Wcdnesdavinorninr.atlOo'cWlr.
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. f.he Convention was called o order by
t"'"v''") xxwii. v . it . iaviS, ttUUll
prayer was ottered up by the Rev. Dr.
Plummer, of the Presbyterian Church.
Hon. Mr. Burrows, of Arkansas, offer-
of Qne from gfc tQ fc
tions comnosin? the Democratic Platform.
Some debate here arose and finally the
moiion was laid on the table for the pres
ent. On motion it was ordered to appoint a
Committee of one from each State, to des
ignate the Democratic National Commit
tee. Tho motion also gave rise to a brief
debate, and the appointment of the Com
mittee was deferred until the afternoon. .
Mr. Philips, of Alabama, submitted a
preamble and resolution endorsing the
Compromise measures. The document
was laid on the table, ordered to be prin -
Mr. Charlock, of New York, submitted
a resolution saying, that it was the duty
of the general government to secure the
rigid enforcement of the Fugitive Slave
The resolution of Mr. Burrows was then
taken up, when great confusion tookplace.
Several motions were made to adjourn
until afternoon, but lost. Mr. Brown, of
Tcnn., submitted a substitute to raise a
Committee in the same manner to whom
all resolutions offered in the Convention
shall be submitted without debate. The
substitute was finally adopted.
Mr. Lrent, ot Indiana ottered a reso
lution strongly endorsing the compromise.
The resolution was referred to the above
committees, wncn it snail do appointed, j Democratic organization. In his nomin
The Convention then adjourned until 5 ation arbitrary and arristocratic
o'clock, to allow better acommodations to DrinciDle that the minority, and not the
! be made for the members.
At five o'clock, the Convention re-as
sembled but it was a long time before
sufficient order could be secured to trans-
111 ruiuiiou lu luu creuu or piauoiui ui me
democratic party. A resolution was then
offered and referred to this committee
relative to granting the public lands in
limited portions to actual settlers. A
resolution, offered by Mr. Nabor, of Miss.,
that the Convention would not go into a
nomination for President and Vice Presi-
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; uc.5!t unt.u no Porin 01 tne party was
1U1U 1U"S 1,1 111 ueuaie, auu
was finaI1.' laid 0,1 thc ta,le b3' a vote of
' lo yeas to 120 ua'3'
' Tho committee on Credentials made a
! rePort excluding Gen. John Oommander
a3 havinc 110 "Sht t0 present the fWate
of iSoutl Carolina, or any part thereof
recommending the two sets of Georgia
"Delegates to unite and act together and
ungating J. S. Dickinson, of .Maine, and
Bobert Hantoul of 31ass. A
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report in favor of Bantoul's
j.vanr.oui s ngni; to a
seat was presented. Great excitement
ensued. Whole platoons of members rose
to the floor at once, to speak on the sub
ject, and finally the storm was allayed by
mo ""option 01 a reaoiuiion to postpone
the whole subject until lhursday. flhe
calm However, was momentary. A reso
lution was offered in reference to the pro
posed junction of the Georgia Delegations;
and forthwith the most inconceivable state
of confusion prevailed ; a debate ensued,
but nothing defiuite could be understood,
and, to add to this disagreeable state of
things, darkness began to pervade the
Amid the greatest possible confusion,
an adjournment took place at seven 0'- j nillsborugh, Ncw Hampshire, about the ! old mal- The JPublicff mino thc.coun
clock, until lhursday morning at nine. J 1805 and is cousequently but forty- ; tr' ou aU questions of public policy is
uwing 10 us great lengm, we snail not 101-
low the proceedings of the Convention, but j Davtm0uth College, where he was-consid-give
the results of the different ballotmgs in , d h ' He d- d j ,
their regular order, as follows: . , , . '
Vole for President.
s 1 c
: ' 73
HGi 9320 27
118! 9523 27
119; 9421 2G
115, 89 31
114; S834 2G
88 34 26
88 34 26
8834 26 1
112 8739 27 1
111 8640 27 1
101 8750 27 1
08' 88 5127. 1
98' 885l!26 l1
99' 8751 26 I'
0987 61 2G! 1
99' 87 5126 1
99' 87 50 26 1
96' 65 56 25 1
89 85 63 261 1
8l! 9264.26 1,
53 104-77 2615
37 103 78 26 19
533 103'80 26 23
34 101 81 2024
33 101 80 26ii4
85 26 24
88 26 25
91 26 25
92 26 20
92 26 16
74 80 26
72 GO 25
49 53 23
39 52 41
28 43 58
28 33 84
28 33 851
27 33 85j
27 33 85
27 33 91
28 32 97
28 33 95
28 33 90
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Vote fur Vice-President.
1st Dallot. 2d Ballot
Wm. R. King, of Alabama
Gideon J. Pillow, Tennessee
David It. Atchison, Missouri
Thomas J. Rusk, Texas
Jefferson Davis, Missouri - , :
Wm. O. "Batler, Kentucky
Robert Strange, North Carolina
Solomon W. Down, Louisiana
John R. Weller, California
Howell Cobb, .Georgia
The nominations of Messrs. Pierce and
King Avere.unanimously concurred in'.
The Committee on Resolutions' then
made sheir report.
, The Platform contains all the resolu
tions, of the platform of 1848.
The long agony is over. The Balti
more Convention, after five days of hard
' labor, ballotting no less than fort3r-nine
' times, and being on the verge of dissolu
tion, if reports from those present may
be credited, finally consumated its work,
and thereby saved itself from a 'regular
row,' by nominating Franklin Pierce,
of New Hampshire, as the candidate for j
President, and William B. King, of
Alabama, as the condidatc for Yice Pros-
ident, of the Democratic Party of the Un
ited States. Why Mr. Pierce has been
selected as the proper man to make Pres
ident of tho United States, it will be diffi
cult for any member of his party to ex
plain, except it be for the reason already
stated, viz: that the Convention, unable
to unite upon any other
man, aud finding
it to be imnossible to continue ballotting
mucu ionger without producing a 'regular
row if not an cntir0 breaking up 0f the
majority, have a right to govern and cou
trol the' action of the Democratic party,
, is emphatically recognized and endorsed.
j JNot a single vote was cast for Mr. Pierce
j until the fourteenth ballot when he re
ceived one, nor was there again a vote
given for him on the succeeding ballots
until the thirty-fifth, when he received
fifteen votes, and the next there were thir
ty cast for him. On the following nine
ballots he .received each time twenty-nine
votes; the next, forty-four, next forty-nine
then fifty -five, and then on the forty-ninth
two hundred andeighty-tico Thus has
mediocrity triumphed, by the skillful
mangement of the minority of the Conven
tion, iu forceing upon the majority a rule,
which is not only anti-democratic iu its
character, but practically, serves as a lev
eller of the standard of Presidential qual
ifications, and virtually, ostracises every
member of the Democratic par ty from the
Presidental chair who has brains enough
to establish for himself a reputation for
Statesmanship, and to render himself suf
ficiently popular with his party to become
prominent as a candidate for the Presi
dency. But ivlto is Frandin Pierce? says the
Sunday Despatch,, was the great question
yesterday, and itrwas one which few could
answer. It answers the interrogatory
'The details of his life are very mea
gre, and, however estimable he may be
in private life, and however stern and un
compromising he may be as a politiaian,
there are no salientpoints inhisbiograplvy
which admiration may sieze upon and ex
ault! General Franklin Pierce, comes of a
good stock; his father was the late Gen
eral Benjamin Pierce, once Governor of
. New-Hampshire, hranklin was born at
seven vears Qf arre. lie graduated at
fession in his native State. He represen
ted, Hillsborugh in the Legislature of
New Hampshire, and was Speaker at thc
age of twenty-five. At twenty-eight-years
of age he was elected to Congress, and at
thirty was chosen United States Senator.
He resigned his seat in the Senate to pur
sue his profession. During the Mexican
war, President Polk, tendered him a
General's commission which he accepted.
In the month of July, 1847, General
Pierce arrived at Vera Cruz. The Amer
ican army was then at Puebla. It was
determined that Gen. Pierce, should take
command ol some ot the new
which had lately arrived from the United
States. Col. Mcintosh had marched i
some time before, and being beset by a
; strong force of guerillas, Gen. Cadwalad-
er, with about six hundred men, set out
from Vera Cruz, and formed a junction
with Mcintosh, and fought the way through
to Gen. Scott's forces.
Gen. Pillow set out from Vera Cruz a
few days after this, with one thousand
men, and on the 19th of July, General
Pierce took up the line of march with
nearly three thousand men. He met but
with little opposition in his way. At
Plan del Rio, ho found the bridge brok
en down, and cut a road for the troops,
whereby they forded the stream. He
ioined Gen. Scott in safetv. aud with the
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! reinforcements thus brought, tho General-
in-cniei uctermincu to move upon tne city
On the first day at Contreras, the horse
upon which General Pierce was mounted
stumbled and fell among the rocks,throw-
09 ing the General among them, and injur
29 j ing him severely. His brigade was then
29 j taken charge of by Colonel Ransom. Thc
29 j brigade of General Pierce seized the ran
29 j cho of Padierna, and were in good posi
29 f tion for the next day's work. Upon the
2jj following morning, whilst the sections at
2Q Ghurubusco, Contreras, Antonio and Tete
44 ( du Pont were in full contest, Shields and
aud Pierce s brigades were subiected in
tho field, to a murderous fire from seven
thousand Mexican troops, under the com
mand of Santa Anna. General Pierce was
unabled to be present, and the two bri
gades were commanded by Gen. Shields.
They finally put thc troops engaged a
gainst them to flight, making the fifth
American "victory achieved upon that
glorious day. In the subsequent opera
tions at Molina del Rey, and thc Garits
dc Bclen, the brigade of General Pierce
took no active part, except to cover the
American forces which withdrew from
Molina del Bey, after, that hard contested
and fruitless victory.
The military career of Gen. Pierce
offers no particularly striking features.
There 13 no doubt but that he was a brave
and excellent officer, but he had not the
opportunity of distinguishing himself.
On his return from Mexico, General
Pierce was received with a brilliant and
warm greeting in his native State, and
has since resided at Concord, respected
by persons of all parties.
In political life, Gen. Pierce, has lat
ely distinguished himself by uncompro
mising hostility to free soilism, in his na
tive State. His efforts in that cause
were so strenous that they attracted for
hihi the applause of the South, and is
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i P1 oullu V LUU1.ll11i:3UU uulc "e s "omma
ted, and cordia y supported in the Con-
vention by Southern men.'
Such is the portrait ot jbranklin Pierce
drawn by a so-called neutral cotemporary,
and we believe it to be correetin its outlines.
He is truly, as one of his supporters in
thc Convention represented him to be,
'a blank leaf, upod which anything can
bc written.' He belongs not to the class
of men who have achieved greatness, but
is one of those who has it thrust upon him
Without any military or political distinc
tion 'without long and honorable an
tecedents,' he had nothing to recommend
him to thc nomination but his character
as an 'ex member of Congrecss, of whom
there are five thousand in the Union,' or,
it may be, as an 'exhumed, forgotten pol
itician,' who may serve the party as 'a
blank leaf, upon which any thing can be
written,' and with whom for its candidate
it may, perchance, be able to play an
other game of double dealing and decep
tion like that of the Polk and Dallas
fraud in 1814. It may be that it was
the part of wisdom to select such a can
didate; but we doubt it. 'The game,' it
has been well observed, 'is too dangerous
to be lightly played.' It worked well in
1844 but this time it will be likely to
lead to 'a scandalous defeat.' That such
was the opinion of that portion of the
Democratic party who were in favor of
the nomination of Mr. Buchanan, we need
but refer to the following extract from a
pamphlet, issued and circulated by them
at Washington, the week prior to the
meeting of the Convention at Baltimore:
'If all these candidates are considered
out of the question; we are then driven
back on the last alternative that is, the
selection of some new man. This policy
once succeeded so well in the person of
Mr. Polk, that some people seem to think
it will always succeeded, without any re
ference to the different position of the
party. But are we nowr where we were
in 1344? What elected Mr. Polk? Was
it the magic of a new mem? or was it the
Texas &the Oregon Questions? the mem
ories of the Jackson Administration? the
reaction of Mr. Tyler's disreputable reign,
and, above all, the old Democratic hos
tility to Mr. Clay? Take away all these
helps, and where would Mr. Clay have
In what sort of a position are we now
to try this game ? Mr. Clay has depart
ted. He is about to lie down beside his
r,wmmwuJ UrtWiuui luu ltU "i"4uu 1U1
good government. No agitation, dome
tic or foreign, stirs the old Democratic
pulses. Now, what sort of headway are
we going to make with a new man with
out any prestige without conspicuous
services without long and honorable an
tecedents ? Some ex member of Congress
' norlifiTc rP Trlinm lini-o nvr fttrn f Iir,it.onI
in the Union or some' exhumed, forgot
ten politicians what is there in this to
inspire confidence ; what to excite enthu
siasm 1 On what feeling of our people
do you count to elect such a candidate ?
How can you look to any thing but a
And besides, who dare to counsel a
great people to a policy so humiliating and
so base as an absolute ostracism of all its
talent and experience merely for the sake
of oleoting soino 7Wwm umbra who will
duly distribute the party plunder ? And
' how do you know that he will even do
this : by may your unknown man not
turn out a fool or a knave ? Why may
he not prove one of thc large class of
whom history speaks, whose heads are
turned by thc possession of sudden power?
This game is two dangerous to be light
And now, gentlemen, make your nom
ination. It is very customary to say that
the country is in a crisis. I think the
country is safe enough. But the Demo
cratic Party is in a pretty manifest crisis;
its very existence depends on your action.
Do not delude yourselves into the be
lief that you are about to enter oh an easy
contest before you. Before the last .
echo of your huzzas over the nomination !
shall have died away, you will awaken to !
tne lact tnat you are at the beginning ot
a very serious struggle, and one of very
These were the views expressed by the
friends of Mr. Buchanan, in a document noses at mechanics, while mechanics are
circulated by them among the delegates, ; above associating with hod carriers; seam
as they arrived at Washington, on their ! stresses won't associate with servant girls;
way to Baltimore ; and we have no doubt, ' servant girls won't speak to radish pedlars,
the same views are still entertained by while tho radish girls think it " low and
them. As for Gen. Cass and Judge vulgar'' to speak to the little huzzies who
Douglass, they have less cause to be cha- keep the crossings clean. Who the lat
grincd at the result. The latter is a young ' ter "look down" on, we have not learned,
man, and can well abide his time. We though there is no doubt that they con
are not surprised, therefore, to learn, that ' sider-themselves " far above" somebody,
he is bound in his protestations of a cor- j Queer, is'nt it ?
dial acquiescence. The former, although j
defeated himself, has thc sweet consolation j It has been recently dqcided by tin'
that ho out-managed his prominent rival, Superintendent of Common Schools and
nnd semirnfl flm nminnnfinn of a nerson- ' and Judge Tavlor of thc Huntingdon dis
al friend, who if elected, would bo willing
to place himself under his guardian care
and direction, and distribute the patron
age of the government among those who
adhered to him as long as there was any
hope of his success. It is quite natural
to suppose that under such circumstances
Gen. Cass in satisfied, and willing to make
a speech, as the telegraphic reports inform
us. But the case is very very different
with Mr. Buchanan, and his friends.
They have lost all. They have been out
witted and outmanouvered. They iav
no more to expect from Gen. Pierce than
they have looked for from Gen Cass.-.
He has been nominated through thcraan
agement of the Cass wing of the party"
and those belonging to that wing in thi.'
State will henceforth be the leaders and
men of influence in the ranks of the Dem
ocracy. Buchanism is on its back in Penn
sylvania. Messrs. Forney, Tyler, Hirst
Campbell, and others, whom we miVlif
mention havp run their brief course d
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' Cameron, Brewster, Frazer Bcst) ami
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j others, who will be worshiped as the ri3-
, ing stars, because it is known that they
1 contributed towards thc nomination of
Pierce, and will have influence with him.
Profess to support him as they may, we
have no doubt the Bnchanites still hold
1 to the opinion expressed in the extract
: from their pamphlet; and, we venture t
, add, that it will result, as they predicted
-in a "scandalous defeat."
Rlock Auction Swindlers iu STcw
A few days since a resident of Cincin
nati, Ohio, named Henry Thompson, came
to the office of the New York Chief of
Police, and exhibited three brass watches,
with fob chains attached, which he had
purchased at a Mock Auction Store, 1 15
Broadway, for thc sum of 48. The time
keepers were not worth 85, and the mat
ter was placed in thc hands of officer Ma
terton, who proceeded to the store of tin
sharper.3 and obtained back the funds for
the victimized stranger.
A mock auction store in Chatham .stret '
was likewise the scene of a similar adven
ture on Monday last. A green youn
chap from thc country, who did not tell
his name, was swindled out of 100 which
he paid for a worthless brass watch, lb
went off contended, but the Peter Funk
were not satisfied, and followed him.
One of them induced him to go back uu
try another speculation, and he then a
greed to pay nearly $200 more for sis
galvanized watches, represented as pur.
gold. Finally he found out that he wa
swindled, and he seized one of the watu.
es and ran into the street. The swindles
ran after him, and by force brought him
back. A crowd soon collected and a r -port
was spread that the " Peters'' had
murdered a man. Several persons has
tened to the office of the Chief of Police,
and stated that a man had been murder
ed at au auction shop in Chatham street.
The Chief sent officers McManus, Keel
and others, to the place, where they as
certained that the report was unfounded,
as the defrauded individual stood before
them endeavoring to make a compromise
with the "Peters." He was taken from
the shop hy the officers, and with several
of the swindlers escorted to thc Chiefs
office, where the money which had been
taken from him was restored, the watehos
returned and the matter settled. It wa
a lucky circumstance that he got back hi-
money. Brother Jonathan.
Southern Early Vegetables J
the Sew York Market.
Thc steamship Roanoke, on a receiit
trip from Norfolk, A'a., to New York,
carried 57 barrels of strawberries, put up
in quart baskets, ten barrels of cherri. .
and two hundred and thirty-eight barrels
of green peas. The Baltimore boats, from
the same place, averaged each trip 200
barrels of peas, besides quantities of fresh
fish, crabs, &c. One huckster alone, in
Norfolk, consumes fifty dollars' worth of
ice per week in the way of preserving fish
sent to the northern cities. The potato
and cucumber crops are now about read .
and in about two weeks tomatoes will be
ripe when our farmers will reap a rich
Harvest. It is estimated that not less
than a half a million of money will be re
alized the present season by the shipment
abroad of early vegetables from Norfolk.
One lady-horticulturist alone is cultiva
ting thirt' acres of land in strawberrie,
by way of experiment, and employs fifty
pickers. It is a pleasure to ride through
the farms iu the neighborhood, and set
Hie number of persons of both sexes and
complexions, busily engaged in gathering
peas. They earn liberal wages, and not
a loafer is at present to bo found in our
streets. So much for Virginia industry.
JSbr folic Argus.
We all "look down" on somebody.
Tlit lnsinrtfhiiHinn looks downon tlieshop-
keener, on his clerks: clerks turn up their
trict, that it school directors employ tcacn
ers without examining them, and the
schools arc then placed in thc charge of
iM,iTintniif. lnctriietnrs and thc public
lllUVitt i;utwuw a.
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thereby suffer injury, the Directors may
be prosecuted and punished.