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Method I* Madness.
We have ever deprecated tbe abolition ex
citements of the North becanse they Jgive
ground for neonnter movement by designing
demagogues of the South' The state of
South Carolina has in it a class of aristocrat
ic planters who manage to keop control of
its politics by continually representing that
the peculiai institution of slatrery is in dan
ger, and that only tktir transcendani genius ,
and tact, can save the Commonwealth. A
partial and unlair system of representation
exista tMre, by which tbe mass of the peo
ple ere disfranchised as voters; and which
•is in fact worse thin the partiality of the
French despotism of these days. Whenever
it is proposed to correct these evils in the
state government, the noble blood of the
well bred planters rebels, and they raise a
hue and cty that the reformers among them
are red republican emmisaaries of the North
ern abolitionists, and mean to let all (ha
slaves of the state loose to deeds of riot and
butchery. They paint vivid scenes of car
nage and bloodshed to the tender imagine
lion of the affrighted slaveholders—the
slaveholders shudder and cry "amen,-"' and
ihe cunning 6leek, "agitators" are again
elected to all they desire. They bestride the
question of slavery for a bobby on which
to ride eternally into offiee, juet as the fans,
tics of the North are continually harping
upon the subject of abolitionism, and know
of no other question in political economy.
By this means the Southern Hotspurs keep
control of their state politics, and of what is
more material to them—their state treasury.
They get their minds so distorted that they
see every thing as subservient only to one
question, and forget the great political di
visions of the country ; for political princi
ples these men have none, since they are
deither Democrats nor Whigs in their poli
tics, but a mongrel race of half breeds. The
two great political divisions of these times
are the only natural ones and all others,
though they .may become necessary, con
only be temporary.
But we are pleased too see a good thing
come out N of Nazareth in these days. A
South Carolina convention has lately been
in session at Charleston, and the voice of
reason and patriotism has been heard there,
-even among the clamor of passion and sel
fishness. From lha second days' procee
dings we make a gratifying extract.
"On re assembling, a letter from Langden
Chafes was read, excusing his non attend
ance. He deprecates separate Slate action,
thinking that one State cannot stand alone in
the midst of her sister States; he recom
mends forbearance and conciliation, and
ine Democracy or me country, m info, un>
Democratic party, under Jefferson, saved the
South from the Federalists. Circumstances
now are similar, except that the object of
the old Federalists was strong but honest
government, while that of their successors
was animated by abolition principles and
frenzy of fanaticism. He advised the Dem
ocratic pally to put forth their strength, as it
embraced 'great strength. Southern States,
even Southern Whigs, are Democrats,
though accidentally placed in a false position
by the Whig party, (f the Democrats aim
vigorously, the South will triumph He be
lieves Georgia and Virginia will lake new
counsel, ana be governed by old principles,
&c. He advises tbe question to be put to
tbe polls, and tee whether the people will
submit to subversion of rights and present
degradation of the South. He thinks the
yesult nol questionable.
Jfe says he understands the Convention
will act more laijjely than waß first suggest
ed; if so, he thinks action will be unfortu
nate, as each State will be divided into
factions, and present unso' m ' l y destroyed ;
'if South Carolina be wise, sb* will wait on
' her sister States yet a while lobger; let her
be prepared to act. but leave othe'.' States to
take time 10 deliberate and deternMne for
themselves; let Sooth Carolina be
to join other States; but she cannot 50
forward without injuring her own and the
common cause; things holding so many
conventions an error; organized power of
' Government is the safest ground for reliance.
Concert between State Governments is great;
' the want of the Union of the South was
virtually nullified by not oalliug them earlier
into action. Concert ia best attained by
legislation and the executive functions of
their respective governments.
The letter was laid on the table and or
dered to be printed.
Tuvcru Licences.
A mistaken impression exists to some ex
tent that tavern keepers are not allowed to
do any business on the Sabbath. But tiie
order which ihe Courts of most counties
have lately made on the subject is only
meant to prevent tippling, and to keep pub
lic bouses from becoming the resort of the I
idle, the profligate and the profane. To
stranger and the weary wayfaring roan tbe
- tavern is still to be a home, and to these the
- landlord's duty ia to furnish food and drink
vSS may be reasonable.
tln Ban HEALTH —We learn that Dr Mills'
-who has been in confinement in the Dau
,phin couaty prison for nearly two years, con
• viotedef seduction, Ac., is in very bad
' health this Spring -. probably in the incipient
-etegewf consumption. Neither tbe confine
ment, or avocations of the prison appear to
.agree with him.— Exchange.
This looks very mnch like an attempt to
let Mr. Mills loose again, and we should not
be surprised if there was now a petition be
fore the Governor asking even for the vil
lains' pardon. Nothing is strange or won
derful in these days.
The new three cent pieces have been
coined and issued by the Philadelphia. They
are about the size of u five cent piece, though
thinner. On one aide they are circled by
4he words "United States of America, 1861,"
with a siagia Mar filling the centre, and on
which ia the nsoal representation of the
aitie'ld. Da the reverse aide ia the circle ol
stare, with a large Gwiiolosing IK.
17 A Catholie priest, 110 years old
preached at Dayton, Ohio, on Sunday week.
We publiah to day a full and correct report s
of the farce in the court-house on last Mon* c
day in order dial the people of the eouniy s
may see what things ars done in their name. f
It was a thing of froth and foam and then t
fizzled out. If that was a convention, we j
ehould like to know what is not a conven ,
tiou. If that harmonized discordant feel
ings, We should like to know what would |
create dissention and rancorous bitterness. £
If that fizzle vindicated the order, anion and ,
correct organization of the Democratic party, ;
we shoukl like to see what would be called
disorganization. (
A number of well meaning men and sound ;
Democrats bad beeu persuaded that the late ,
action of the Standing Committee in appoin- ,
ting delegates was wrong as a precedent, ;
aud they came to correct those proceedings, ,
■hut had no intention of making different ]
nominaliortftpet least a majority of tbe dele- t
gates felt so. But when they saw that the ,
farce was an attempt to convulse the whole ,
county to carry out the petty spite and pri- (
vote griefs of two or three men who had ,
been disappointed in their pursuit <Jf. office, ,
tbe well meaning men of the convention (
refused to lend themselves to any such base
purposes. They desired not to see the par% ,
distracted and torn to pieces to gratify th#',
revengeful feelings of two or three embitter
ed men, and they in all manliness retired ,
from the communion of men who, amid dis- ,
gusting profanity, cried out "let us quarrel." (
They were men who desired the union har- (
mor.y and success of the Democratic party, |
and having been made to believe that th e ,
party had necessity for a convention they
were willing to do duty either behind the cart (
pushing, or in harness. But they refused to |
be made the menials and tools of self-ap- (
pointed lask-mastets who insisted upon walk
ing alongside with the lash. And when (
they saw the attempt to make them the in
strument of dissention and quarrels in the '
party to gratify private disappointment, they '
left the tesponsibility of quarrelliDg with
those who deserved and claimed it. 1
The proceedings show thft there were
only delegates with credentials from six
townships out of lb# eighteen in the county, i
and that the main proceedings were oiiy acted i
upon by seven delegates, of which numbpf ;
only fbur (those from two townships) Jlad .
presented credentials The seven .acted
without a Secretary and three ot the Pleiads
were chesen confrees.
As to the attempted attack upon Mr. Roat,
by those who imagine that he has had more
influence and charaoter to keep them out of
office, than they have to get in; such a con
fession can do Mr. Roat no harm, and we
should rot be surprised if he felt thankful to
hia maligners for the compliment—at least,
if the facts are as they imagine, which we
do not know.
A Picture of English Politics.
The present political history of England
furnishes some very instructive facts. The
protectionists there are making a desperate
rAru' otuuicy utiu ixiw lirxci aiwAnttßAq*
every nerve for a majority at the next ses
sion of pari iament. At Boston an election
was lately held, which may give us some
view of the condition of things in the debt
ridden kingdoms. The monopolists and
landlords got up Mr. Freshfield, a solicitor
to the Bank of England, as their candidate.
The traders and workmen had for their can
didate Mr. Wire who took no part in the
proceedings, having retired previously, on
the ground that, without resorting to bribery,
no candidate could sucoeed. The result
was 368 votes for Freshfield, and 351 for
Wire. The downtrodden toilsmcn saw that
they had been deceived, and sold like cattle,
in the market.
Much rioting took place at the declaration
of the poll; and the proceedings proved that
the strongest feeling exists among the labor
ing classes in this great agricultural district
against protection. The free trade leaders
endeavored to persnade the mob to disperse.
The riot act was read at half past six o'clock
but the mob increased. Beer was brought
into tbe far part of tbe market place, with a
view to lure the people away from the
neighborhood of the Assembly-rooms; but
the barrels were stove in, and the beer upset
on the stones. The military were sent for
at half-past 8 o'clock; the erowd still con
tinued to clamor for " cheap bread" and the
"large loaf;" and burning tar barrels were
paraded about the town at 10 o'clock. The
mob began to disperse at eleven, and at 13
o'clock Mr. Howden, civil engineer, and
Capt. Wilkinson, both free traders, escorted
Mr. Freshfield unharmed across the Market
Place to tiis son. The 'populace had dis.
perssd by one o'clock, and at a quarter to
four, when the soldiers arrived, under tbe
comman'd of Capt. Sibthorb, the streets wore
perfectly quiet.
Tha Tory print adds that eighteen ot the
ringleadeis of the riot were arrested and
lodged in Bridewell.
The ragged and half starved men of mis
rule and poverty, are of that class described
by an American traveller who one day met
one of them in London begging for tome
thing to turn his hand to ; for if he had
begged amid the gorgeous palaces of London
■ for a paltry pittance of money, for " cheap
' bread" or '• the large loaf," |us woold have
been cent to Bridewell. The American
, asked him if he had any children. "No,''
was the reply of this child of poverty, " I
i had two but thank God they are dead 1"
t And then England sends over her pen
• sioned minion* to teach republicanism to
• America ; and, with lengthened visages, to
- read us a homily on our national sins in
permitting slaveholder* to liv* in our lead.
Tbe creatures of British bondage are sent
n here to teach Americans tbe tru* doctrine*
£ of Freedom! Men, sprung, perhaps, from
the loin* of those who led the British armies
y against American freemen in the oontest tor
American liberty are sent here to be our
>n political guide*! Th* abolition profligate
16 George Thompson is sent as emmissary to
jf enlighten American statesman on the ques
tions of political economy!
j, Of It is slated that Mrs. Forrest ha* de
, tcrmiocd to appear on tho stage next fall
n. oim. mi—
lalvery Convention which was lastweek in
B scion at Syracuse, New York. Among
be prtioii>enls were Fred. Douglass and
lev. Mr. Ward, (eolorod) and Messrs. Gar
ison, Quincy and Parker Pillsburg (white.)
Mr. Garrison in hie speeoh said: The
atUe of Bunker Hill was a lawless and die
uderly affair, and the revolutionary sires
vere denounced as disorderly seditious fcl
Mr. Qulncy said that for his own part he
ipuld noi help being ashamed of being born
n this oountry, and he was sorry mat he
res not born in England. This man has
leaped up wealth and become a citizen of
nfluonce under the growing greatness of the
American government. The laws of the
and have protected bis personal liberty and
hrown a shield arouud bis property that
nade it inviolable and sacred. What! be
somplain of servitude in the land! Let him
jo then where bis heart is—to the debt rid •
ten land, where the sqsallid children or
oil and bondage dig and delve and starve in
ilth and nakedness. Let him go where the
white man begs only for some menial ser
rice that he may earn a crust of bread
whore men thank God when their obildreu
|je young, and where women are harnessed,
beneath the lash of the overseer Insde
odo the drudgery of besets. Let him st
ince 'take up his bed and walk' for England
>r—a horse pond. Perhaps then hie ardor
or a of corrupt prelates and
lobles will dampen a little.
Parker Pillsbury said" The monument
>f Bunker Hill and all our monuments are
iea. die said that when L a fugitive
ilave {p dragged in view of it and,
Iragged into slavery, it must be a lie ; and
he revolution is a failure and a lie. Massa
:husetts is dead and buried, and let the
sorrupt Legislature of State plaoe the Bun
ter Hill Monument the head-stone of her
;rave, and Plymouth Rook at the feet."
1 Frightened them. .
Our article of two weeks ago upon the
subject of the Danville frauds, has fallen in
die camp of the besoiged like a bombshell,
nd seams to have caused quite a fluttering
among the Volscians. The Wilkesbarre Ad
vocate gives out deep tones of alarm., and
the Danville Democrat takeß a broad issue
upon the facts which we give. As to cal
ling hgrd names, any ftshwoman can do that,
and we do not allow our equanimity to be
disturbed by such things.
The tacts in our paper were prepared trom
the testimony in the case, as accurately ta
kon down by the counsel for the contestant,
who is a gentleman of ability and intelli
gence ; and our version is hence more likely
to be reliable than any loose recollection of
Mr. Cook. We give to day an extract from
the testimony to corroborate what we have
said, and when the whole evidence in the
case sliall be published we are willing to
Advocate seerffa hurl
by a casual remdrk in a notice we eopiei
noting the arrest of young Ottinger or
charges of plundering t'ne mo.il in the Phila
delphia Post Office. VVe repeat the tone o
the article. After '.he Vicksburg mail wai
found concealed i*j the ololhes of the clerk,
it was not prop.er,to allow him to continue
his business >.n the office until an mvestiga
tion was Yet this the public printslel
us, fund, it is not denied-) the Postmaste
did., and for this the ertiole censured him.—
The other version of the story is that the
criminal clerks in the offico regaided youni
Ottinger as a spy placed in the office by hii
| father to watoh them, and that they secretet
the Vickaburg mail in bis coat to find a pre
text for dismissing. We say both partiei
should at once have been suspended fron
service until after investigation.
Coming Again.
It wifi l bo remembered by those who at
tended tho Williamspert Convention of las
year, that from Blair county there were twe
delegates claiming seats. Adam' Motes and
Henry L. Patterson. This year the saint
persons w.ill present a claim to be Senato
rial delegate f.-om that district. Mr. Mosei
has carried th# vote of hie own county and
as Mr. Ma< ;rar of him a y ear a K°
hopes not oioly like Moses of old to get i
sight of the promised land, but to enter it
and enjoy the good •things.
Mr. Moses is uninstructed on the subjec
of Canal Com muwioner. Mr. Pattecson ii
instructed for Mr. Searighl, and both fo:
day further testimony was' taken before Judge
Coopor in Danville at tb a iostanao of Mr
Fullei. Wo have not yet beard what new
facts were brought out.
THE FA EM JOURNAL, NO. 2 has reached us
and we rauat again comrruon d the work tc
every farmet of this region- l't is the orgar
of the State Agricultural Society, and meriti
good patronage. We are glad to see Mr
Spanglar likely to gain the mutoass which
we wished to bis new enterprise •
The Sullivan County Democrat groete ui
this woek in a suit of new type, and givet
every token of making it* mark .on th<
times. It is printed by Messrs. M'ejder
and Forster, and if it goes on in iu boa.'et
path it will do its editors much credit. Tin
article in it headed "Progressive Democra
ej" we have marked to oopy, and it would
do honor to men of wider fame than ocr
Sullivan friend*
The Sunbury Caeette eomoa to ua enlarged
aqd improved, pieeenting matter too thai
• cannot be excelled for soundness and im
lerest. We are pleased at this token of Mr.
Youiigtnen'c prosperity, and the mora so as
his paper is among the most sound and truly
Democratic ones of the state.
17* The landlords of Harrisborg keep theii
bars closed on Sunday. The State Capito
will be hauled away next winter —we guess
rn .-- .
▲ number of Democratic delegates from
ipveral mwnsbips of Columbia met in
jjoemaborg on Monday, May lWt, 1851.
Mier waiting for a fuller attendance until 3
('clock, and trying to determine what wae
obe done, the meeting wae called to order
n the oourt house, and the following offl
;ers chosen:—..
William J. Ikeler frsSMmf; Alfred How
ill and A. W. Kline Esq., StcnUmrits.
The following delegates then presented
Bloom—* John G. Freeze, Thomas J. Mor
-11p,;,.-, M
Briarcmk '
Cattawim —ltaao S. Monroe, Solomon
Fithingcreeh-^ George Mack, A.W.Kline.
Ihmlock —Senuel Schrock, Franklin Mo-
Mountpleaednt —Wm. J. lkeler, Daniel
Orange —Alfred Howell, John Snyder.
Sugarloaf—SXYthem Steeens, Levi Hess.
When townkfllp was called, Mr.
Freeze said that although no delegates had
>een chosen for that township there where
wo gentlemen here from there who could
epresent it, and upon his motion Jacob
less and Jeremiah Hagenbuch were admit
ed as delegates.
Charles F. Mann said that in Maine town
ihip, he and Mr. Joseph Beam had been
ihosen delegate!, but the officers of the
election could not make out their credentials,
10 they bad come without.
When Mifflin was called, Mr. Freeze
'aid the delegates from that township were
ike those in Maine, and on hia motion
iVilltam Kantner and Jacob Yoke jr., were
idmitted as delegates.
Mr. Freeze then for about half an
tour against the aolion of the Standing
Committee in lately choosing delegates to
haState Convention at Harrisburg. He ar
;ued that such it course of conduct must b r,
langerous as a precedent, and denounced it
it leading to disorganization, and subve f.
live of ail party discipline. In bis rr,m'4rk*
Mr. F. said he was anxious to see ?,lr v Laza
■usgo to the Reading convention but as
hat gentleman had only bne'j chosen by
Columbia county, it would b.e neocessary to
tare the concurrence r y < Montour in the
matter, ano make of oar Representative
ielcgato to Reading *, | ettgt .
At the
affered the following resolution :
Jtoofesj, That the action of the Demo
cratic Standing Committee of this county
appointing delegates to the Judicial Conven
'.ion was nut only premature but in direct
contravention to the usagea of the party,
ftrrma tic. tig-nr 1 tfaemiW*
order and harmony, and calculated to take
from the people their power to appoint and
dolegale, and that this convention disap
prove their action.
Mr. Mack then said that whatever an)
person might think of the propriety of the
Standing Committee, he thought that oi
action had now been had upon this subjecl
by Luzerne county, prudence and a regart
for the harmony of the party required thai
there'sboulel be no dispute among us here
and he would therefore offer a resolution ai
a substitute for that before the convention
He thought it proper and prudent that, ai
the Harrisburg convention was soon to be
held, this convention should ooucur in whai
bad been done heretofore, for it was too late
now to begin a bitter contesr when it was si
easy to casreffi e error, if there was one
As to Mr. Lazarus, he was chosen, sail
Judge Mack, before Montour county had i
separate existence and when it was yet rep
resented in the conventions of Columbi.
county and his right to a seat oould not b<
questioned. Bot if Montour was tenacioui
of a representative delegate to Harrisburg
he thought the people of that county wculc
be satisfied if their choice of Representative
delegate to Harrisburg was confirmed, foi
even this county seemed to couceda thu
delegate to Montour, and henco on lha
point the cnuntiea only differed as to men
As to Senatoiial delegate, he dij not thini
Montonr had any claim, more especially ai
Columbia and Luserne had agreed tpor
one man. He did not believe Mon
tonr would any longer insist upon hei
man for Senatorial delegate. Ashe did no
wish to embarrass the action of Luzerne
county hoped his substitute would pasi
as the aciioir wt the convention. II wa.
this :
[Ruolvej, That this Convention approve!
of the choice heretofore made by the Stand
ing Committee of this county and concurred
int>y Luzerne county of Wesley Roat ai
Senatorial Delegate to the Harrisburg Judi
cial Convention.]
Mr. Freeze. It is out of order and cannoi
be acted npon until mine is disposed of.
Mr. Maek [To the Chair.] This resolu
tion certainly is in order as an amendment
to be ioserted after the word teeolved in the
original, and I so offer it, first stri king out oi
the original all after the word revolved.
Mr. Freeae. The motion to adopt mine
was seconded before yours was offered, sc
yours is out of order until mine has beer
disposed of.
Mr. Monroe. Yes the motion to apopt i eat
seconded before the other was offered and
the first one is now in order.
[There was here a general guffaw
the spectators and delegates, and the Presi
dent decided that the amendment was in or
Mr. Freeze. Then I wish to say a fen
words on the amendment. I am not like
the gentleman on the other aide for oonca
ding everything to Montour. Nay sir, 1
mean that Mr. Lazarus ihall be a delegate t<
Reading. But he has only been ehosen bj
this county, and wo wish to get the concur
rence of Montonr.
Afr. He Bride. Youare wrong thero There
ware delegates from Montour on this floor <
when Mr. Lazarus was chosen. 1
Mr.Frieu. {lnapoedivt air.] I say t
Lhere ware not. 1
Mr. Mcßride. I think I know, for I waa i
myself a delegate to that convention and 1
remember that delegates from Limestone, I
Madison and Roaringcreek in Montonr eel be- i
side me and voted. I
Mr. Frtest. Ala not so.
Several delegates, among whom Cgtrt Mr. 1
Schrock and Mr. Snyder. It is so.
Several Spectatore. It is so. Yes, yes! .
Mr. Freeze. Well, sir, I say it is not so.
The gentleman talks of concurring in the
Montonr delegates. Does he mean to give
up every thing to Montour 1 Is ho serious
or is this irony f Does this convention mean
to give up every thing to Montour 1 I trow
The gentleman says it is too late to cor
rect the error of the Standing Committee.
Sir, it is never—never too late to do right.
Sir, this reminds me ot an incident, in the
great Fiench revolution. When Louis Phil
ippe was flying for his life, and the revolu
tion was in full blast; then, sit, was heard
the proposition to establish a regency for the ,
young Prince, of Paris, and then, sir, came
the voice ot the natioti crying out "It is 100
late.* And so here. Just so in this case.
If it is now too late, when, sir, I ask—whan
sir, in God's name, when will it be earlier 1
Will it be when disorganization shall be
rampant? when all party usage shall be
subverted? when the Democratic party it
self sh ill be prostrate? Oh sir, will it be
time then to correct gross wrong and error ?
Will it not then be "too late." • 1
He did not wish to charge the Comtr*at\ee
with bad motives, but their eonduct was un
warranted—a usurpation of power, and
would be most dangerous and disorganizing
as a precedent, He hoped the politics of
this county would uot be drivej rt l 0 9U ch a
deplorable disgrace as tb of Luzerne.
Mr. Freeze said he no charge to make
against Mr. Roat, t jU t it was desired that
the delegate should be a citizen of the
county. Wis there no one else here to rep
resent the District? Mr. Roat was now 130
mii'jg from here attending to his office ! A
Young man out of the district I Must wa go
to him, fall 4pwn before him and beseech
Lira—"Ob !do thou represent us, for we
hare no one else to seive us?" Has it come
to this ? and are we so poor? Mr, Roat
may have served the people of the county
with some effect, but tbey too have helped
him, and I think the two parties may about
call it quilt and say to each other "I thank
you, sir.
Mr. Monroe said he thought there ought
to be some further action to insure Mr. Laz
arus his seat at Reading. Mr. Sproul was
a man who could speak three words to Mr.
Lazarus' one—he was accustomed to public
speaking, which Mr. Lazarus was not; and
he (Mr. M.) felt certain that Mr. Sproul had
already seen two-thirds of the delegates to
the Reading convention and got them com
mitted for him.
Mr Mn.-1 Bail! as to the charge of Mr.
Jlolr tiffrfltnilgTi citizen xn tuc eimnxj , ■&
desired only to say that Mr. R. was a citizen
of the county—that he had a home in the
county, and though now absent attending to
his business, he designed again returning -to
bis friends here.
The vote was then taken on Mr. Mack's
amendment with the following rasult
Ayee, Messrs Kline, Mack, Mcßride,
Schrook, Howell, Snyder, L. Hess, Ikeler,
A aye, Messrs. Freeze, Morris. J. Hess,
Hagenbuoh, Monroe, Helwig, Mann, Beam,
Yohe, Kantner, Stevens—ll.
The original resolution then being in or
Mr. Mcßride moved to lay it on the table.
The vote on this motion stood,
Ayee, Messrs. Kline, Mack, Mcßride.
Schrock, Howell, Snyder, L. Hess, Ikeler,
Nays, Messrs. Freeze, Morris, J. Hess,
Hagen bucb, Monroe, Helwig, Mann, Yohe,
Kantner, Stevens—lo.
The vote was then takeu on the original
resolution as follows :
Ayes, Messrs. Freeze, Morris, J. Hess, Ha
genbuch, Monroe, Helwig, Mann, Beam |
Yohe, Kantner, Stevens—ll.
Noys, Messrs. Kline, Maok, Mcßride,
Schrock, Howell, Snyder, L. Hess, Ikeler,
[A; this point in* the* proceedings, the
President, Mr. Howell one of the Secreta
ries and a large number of the delegates
withdrew, one saying he had beqn deceived
in the object of the meeting, another that
he would not stay to carry out the private
spite of any man, Mr. Mcßride that the call
had never been antborized by the Commit
tee, and that he bad never allowed his name
to be used to it. Finally, upon some fur
ther talk and explanation, all the delegate;
withdrew except Messrs- Freeze, Morris,
Monroe, Helwig, J. Hess, Hagenbuch and
Yohe. Mest of the delegates stood upon
the court-house steps,and as the reporter ol
these proceedings remained in the courl
room he oannot know what passed outside,
except that above the discuseion which was
going on outside, the voice of Mr. Monroe
was heard in earnest and loud tones en he
exclaimed "No by G—d, I'm a Democrat
I've stood behind the cart and shoved it long
enough, and now by G—d I'm foiu' to come
up an' walk alongside."
When he came into the court-house he
was toIU by the reporter of these proceed
ings that it would have been batter for him
and hie friends to have taken some pruden
course, which would have had a tendency
to reconcile differences of feeling, rathei
than to drive off decent men in disgust
that it eould usither proff*. individuals no
the party to taisa a quarrel. To this Mr
Monroe replied in a strain of remarks whiol
we could not report all, but the first wo go
down was "Let us quarrel,,' and the last wa:
"I take the responsibility of quarreling b>
When told that this was no place for con
raising tfao whole party to pay oil privati
grievances. Mr. Monroe replied,
"No, this convention is made up of lht
bono aud sinew of the county, and with th<
cxecjHiou of myself not one - of therh !ta
-."'.."1'-l -■
ver asked for an office " To this, with a
a ugh, Judfe# Baldy replied, "Wall I we
here's only four delegate* now inside the
ailing, end three of them have been lately
ipplioarte for office."
There was now indiscriminate convers
ion between delegates and bystanders, and
ill were mixed up together. The only dele
gates present were Messrs. Freeze, Monroe,
tfohe, Helwig, J. Hess, Morris and Hagen
Several voicee. Well let's fieiah the business.
—Who'll be President t
Another voite. Let Mr. Yohe go up.
Mr. Yohe. No, take an older man.
After some consultation Mr. Helwig took
the chair.
On motion of Messrs. Freeze, and Monroe,
he followiug resolutions were then adopted
um con.
Rteohtd That we concur in the nomina
tion of the Hon. Wm. S. Ross as the Sens
orial delegate to the Reading Convention
[rem this District.
Resolved That William Furry and Solomon
rleiwig be Senatorial oonferees to confer
with similar conferees from Montour and
Luzerne counties and to select a Senatorial
lelegate to represent this district in the Ju
licial convention to meet at Harrisburg, and
hat the conferees meet on Saturday the 94th
jf May inst. at the house of Jacob Dyer in ,
Lattawissa. j
Mr. Freeze. The great difficulty now
lecms to be to get del'dgates for Mr. Laza
■us. 1 confess I don't much like to go, but
is the others wont go I have drawn up this ;
Resolves That Jacob Hess I
DO out conferees To meet similar cqnferees
rc'.n Montour county to choose a Represen
tative delegate to the Reading convention,
and also a Representative delegate to the
Harrisburg Convention, and that they be
instructed to support EmanuebLaxarus as the
delegate to the Reading Convention ana
they shall meet for that purpoee on Saturday
the 24th inßt. at the house of Jacob Dyer in
The resolation was unanimously adopted.
It was then
Resolved That these proceedings be signed
by the officers and published in the Demo
cratic papers of the district.
And the seven gentlemen adjourned sine
die to the the American Houss, where all
hands round, the reporter not excluded, smi
led upon Mr. Monroe —over ihe left, and he
bid us all an affectionate "good bye" as he
left for Cattawissa. The crowd of six then
quietly dispersed.
Who has them >
About a year ago a number of books were
taken from our office which have never
since been returned, and of which we are
anxious to know the whereabouts. Those
we euyiov think of were a copy of
pearo, bound in gilt blue morocco with col
oFSd edges. The edition had, we think,
1028 or 1056 pages. There was then ihe
6ih volume of Byron's works bound in
and tU? - Beau ties of Irving,
bonnd in green, stamped muslin. They may
have been freely taken by some borrower
who had access to our office, but our no
tion of the matter is that they were stolen,
and if they are not soon coming back, we
shall be confirmed in that opinion.
the title of a new work, just published by
Deicitt If Davenport, New York. We are in_
debted to these gentlemen for a copy of this
publication. Those who have perused it,
say that the plot of the story is most skilfully
conceived, and is carried out aa elaborately
as it is developed clearly. The language is
said to be terse and to the purpose. E. L.
Blanchard, Esq., is the author. The English
press have commended it as one of the best
fictions of the day. Price 50 cents.
Railroad convention is postponed to the 3d
of June next.
IW Prudett Men lock up (heir motives,
giving only their inmates a key.
From the Public Ledger.
The BlaMlllty of tho Colon.
if we may believe all that daily appears
in print about the dangers besetting the Uni
on, said Union in the frailest of ell human
fiailties. It can endure nothing. Like a
sensitive plant, it shrink ß from tho slightest
touch. Like a vane, it is turned by the sligh
test breeze. Like e hare, it starts if a leaf
talis; and like a rat, it runs if anybody
sneezes. It was made by strong men; even
the Washingtons and Franklin and Sher
mans and Madisons of a former age ; and it
waa made of good, stout, republican materi
als. If a rotten thread were in it, that thread
must have peen South Carolina or Georgia.
But Georgia never gave way, and is now as
strong as the rest. And considering tho ma
terial and the makers, we have always re
garded it as tough enough to endure any
human pull. But we must have boen griev
ously mistaken about its qualities, and it
was not so well made, nor of such good tna->
terial, or those daily stories about its instabil
ity must be entirely gammonoue. If a trader
in New York loses a Southern customer by
his stopping at Baltimore or Philadelphia,
the Union is in danger. Or if another trader
sustains a loss in a bag of cotton, the Union
is in danger. If a negro dealer from Virgin
ia cannot find hie man in Massachusetts,
the Union is in danger. If eome stump ora
tor is not elected to Congress in Mississippi,
the Union is in danger. If some measure*
ol State financiering is defeated in New
the Union is in danger. If some State or
Cornorktion atook bank tails anywhere, the
Union is in danger. If some speouistor up
on the treasury oannot get a fraudulent claim
through one Q c the Departments at Wash
ington, the Union js in danger. la short,
whatever .happens in whatever plaoe, is . a
blow at the stability of the Union. The last
blow at the Union ef which we have read,
and by far the moat formidable, is that aim
ed by the British minister, in saying, in his
late speech at or after the St. George dinner,
that, the ancient Celts wore no pantaloons.
In the memorial to the President of tho Uut
ted States, apopted at the indignation meet
ing lately held upon tho subject in New
Yk, by pme citizens end denizens profes
sing to b descendants of tho ancient Celts,
an c.tocuiivo demand upon he British gov
-*- —t- -——
dm meat for the recall of their minister vn
requeued, because bis speech abou£ tho
bare legs of ibeh ancestors not only vlelate*
the laws of hospitality, and amounted to
other high crimes and misdemeanors, bo*
"endangered the Mobility of the Union."
Has the Union got to that? Has h bee owe
so frail, unstable, rotten, as to fail to pieces
at the bare mention of a British wardrobe'*
deficiencies in the days of Julius Cesser of
Claudius ? Willlt crumble into fragment*
st the slighest allusion to the kilt of Cues'
beisunnt 1 ■ Then iet it go, for it is net worth
saving. Let us have a new Union, brum new,
made of new cloth, end strong as any pair
of pantaloons ever worn by modem civilisa
tion. And inatead of stars and stripes for it#
ensign, and an eagle for its emblem, let M
have a pair of corduroy breeches of plaidedt
pantaloons for one, and a tortoise within it*
shell for the other. Let said breeches Or p*a
laloons imply that nothing is exposed ; end
for fear of showing its legs, let not said tor
toise crawl. Then the Union will not be in
danger from the exposure of anybody'e an
cestors, though they be laid bare from the
beginning of the snout to tho end of tha
We are quite tired of this cry about the
instability of the Union ; and as one of tha*
press, we oall upon all the rest of the ganf
who are not sold to some clique or party, to
co-operate with us in stoppingit, or confining
tt to the pntfy demagogues who usa it for
some petty and ephemeral purpose, and
among whomAt will be harmless. Had wo
any fears for the Union, we would stop 'he
cry from a higher motive; for then wa
should regard it is sacrilegious. Bat regard
ing the Union ae lounded on a rock too deep
to be undermined, too elevated to be over
whelmed, too broad to be shattered by any
waves which faction or any other mode of
wicked selfishness can raise, w wonld stop
this cry, not bsoauso it is the rumbling of
tho earthquake or the roar of the lion, but
because it ts the yelping of the cur or the
buzzing of the mosquito. It cannot terrify;
it merely annoys. It raises rot iudignant
anger; it merely excites contemptuous irri
tation. The peity pest ha* plagued us long
euough. It was quite contemptible before
it got down to the vaporing* of the secess
ionists. But when it gets to the bare legs of
antiquity, Celtic or Saxon, Cimbric or Teu
tonic, Goth or Vandal, it is at the lowest
notch of absurdity ; and it is time, whea
our laugh is out, to cry Enough! .
Appointments hjr the Governor.
Capt. Joseph Slocum to DO Associate Judge
of the Count of Luzerne county, in place of
Judge Koons, whose commission expired on
the 23d ult.
Eleazer Carey, Esq., has also been appoin
ted by the Governor a Notary Public of Lu
17* The Hon. EPHRAIM BAMS, the recent
ly elected Auditor General, and Hon. J. POR
TER BRAWLEY, Surveyor General, entered up
on the duties of their offices on Tuesday of
last week. Mr. BANKS succeeds Gen. PUR
nmi BDS MS. Suwiisr, Gen. LAVORTE-
While we regret to part with the able and
hfficient officers whose term of service has
just ceased, wo congratulate the State upon
the offices being so well supplied by able
and efficient successors.
Delegates Prom Bradford.
Col. Gordon F Mason and Bartholoman
Lapo.te, for the Reading Convention; onin
structed, but favorable to Col Bigler, as the
candidate for Governor. To the- Judicial
Convention, David Wilmotand Ulysses Mer
our, also uninspected. The Senatorial dele
gates have not yet been agreed upon.
BISHOP HUOHES.— The Cinncinr.ati Catho
lic Herald asserts positively that Bishop Hu
ghes has been made a Cardinal. Some doubt
existing. -
BANK or DANVILLE. —A dividend of 4 per
cent, for the last six months, has been de
clared by the Bank of Danvile, payable on
the 16th inst.
17* They are boring for a railroad through
the Hoosac mountain in MasadShusatts with
a g|§at steam-auger.
Two of Barnum's eleven elephants
died on the passage from Ceylon 'to New
17* The names attached to the Webster
call in New York city already exceed tea
thousand. ____________
£7* The name of the Post Office at Ab
ignton Centre, Luzorne oounty, Pa., has
been changed to Waverly.
REMEMBER —To him that wiUs to do,
ways to accomplisn will seldom be wanting. -
In Millon, o# the Bth inst., by the Rev.
fohn J. Reimenstiydor' Mr. ABRAHAM LONQ,
IO Miss JANE E. CLAYTON, both of Blooms
burg, Columbia county.
On the End inst., near Washingtonville, by
ihe Rev. J. H. Ritteuhouse, Mr. SILAS WILLI
VER, to Miss MARY ELLEN FRUIT, both of
Madison lp., Montour co.
On the Bth inst by Rev. J. S. Lee. DANIEL
L. EVERIIART. to Miss MART. E. BIOWN, both
of Light Street, Bloom township.
In Cattawissa township, on last Thursday
rooming, Miss ROSANNA BREISH, daughter of
George Breish, in the 20th year of her age.
In Montour township, on last Friday eight,
Mr*. CATHARINE RFPERT, widow of the late
Toter Rupert, aged 62 years, I* months.
Near Washingtonville, on the Ist mat. Mrs.
MART STRAW BRIDGE, aged 82 veers, and 4
liSlort" *ee."~
r phe undersigned auditor, appointed by
the Orphans' Court of Columbia county
io marsh all the assets of the estate of John
B. He* deceased, in the hande ef Jaoob D
Kh.ie the Administrator, and make distribu
tion of the same among the creditors of the
Restate, wilUueudjo of hie
ahJtookV M* wLh! y ° f esm*a dxt'"it ° i
we hereby notified to
Blnoip-burj, May 13. liM*,.

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