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V I is is m IH i'iS i a ,t( 8. '3 if! . i 1 i - ii .V t - ! I- Mi in mi- M tie nnmm num. WniG STATE NOMIXATIOXS : FOE OOVEBKOR, , Hoal James Pollock, of Northumberland County. . FOR CAXAL COMMISSIONER, Hon. George IJarsie, of Allegheny County. : -. -r FOR SUPREME JUDGE,' : . ' Son. Daniel M. Bmyger, of Adams County CLEARflELD, PA., Welnesday, September 20, 1854. WHIG MEETING. The Whig Meeting, this evening, in the Court Ilonse, will be addressed by Col 'A. G Curtais. Judge Hale, Samuel Lyxx, Esq. and others. " We hope our friends will one and all attend. - : NOTICE TO STOCKHOLDERS. ' The Stockholders of this paper are requested to meet for business; on the Thursday of the Court. at 1 o'elock.P. M., at the office of II. B. Swoope. Esq The Grand Democratic Tizzle.' . ' . The great Democratic rally for which hand bills had been posted, and recruits drummed np, for the last two weeks, came off in the Court House last night, and notwithstanding Gov. Bigler was expected to speak, it proved a mighty slim affair emphatically a one horse" concern. Taking off the "Whigs and Natives, who attended through curiosity, the meeting did not number one hundred persons. and as a whole, was much smaller than the Temperance meeting, in the same place, on Monday evening. As we entered, Judge Barrett, one of the defeated aspirants, was concluding his open ins remarks as Chairman. " We heard him say something about the 'tail of the ticket, when he took his seat, and W. A. Wallace Esq., one of the late .Congressional Conferees "exhibited" to the unterrified their candi date fan Conirress, David Barclay, Esq., of Jefferson county. Mr. Barclay made a long and laborious apology forthe Nebraska 'Bill lie said if he had been in Congress he would not have voted for it, that he deemed it inex pedient, though he endorsed the doctrine of "popular sovereignty." He admitted it was wrrmz. hnt soneht to apologise for the Ad ministration on the ground that though it had committed one wrong act, it had conferred numerous benefits upon the country. When however, he came to enumerate the benefits,: he discovered that they were "few and far be t ween" and was compelled to despoil the wise and patriotic Fillmore of his laurels, by claim ing tho exclusive credit of the celebrated Japan Expedition, ne then indulged in a little fillibustering about Cuba" and the Sand wich Islands, and wound up by declaring him self in favor of Free Toleration and Religious Liberty. He said not a word on any of the great issues of the present contest, but adopt ed the favorite non-committal policy of Gov Bigler, and we defy any of those present to tell Lis opinions on any of the questions now agitated before the people. The next speaker was the illustrious "Bill Packer," who was once defeated for the Sen ate in this district by Alex. Irvin. He has very particular claims to the good will of the lumbermen of Clearfield county, as be labor ed so laboriously to defeat their Bill to prevent log-driving. He commenced by pre-suppos- ing the existence of a disaffection among the firm' democracy of Clearfield, and besought them not to forsake their fellow citizen and neighbor, Gov. Bigler, in this, the hour of his calamity. That if Clearfield would forsake him, it would bo the unkindestcut of all. He told them he had been sent express from the Governor who was lying sick at Waverly, to express his regrets that he could not be with them. He then launched' forth in a tirade against 'Know Xothingism,' from which he got on to theology, and gave his fellow demo crats a very lacid exposition of the New Tes tament, the Constitution, and the Declaration of Independence. He came down on the clergy 'like a thousand of brick," and wound no without sayintr one word in favor of Governor Bicler's Administration or of his position on any of the questions to which public attention has been directed.- The Sale of the Public Works, tho ' Temper ance Question, the Nebraska Bill, and all the otter great issues of the Campaign were en tirely overlooked, in the unparalleled zeal with which they denounced, their imaginary foe, thet " Know Nothings." The last speaker was repeatedly interrupted by loud hurras for Bradford, and indeed, that was about the only enthusiasm we saw mani fested on the occasion. " One old covey, ejac- j ulated "Amen" once or twice, thinking, we ' I :fi suppose, he was in a prayer-meeting, which, as 1 far as solemnity was concerned, it very much ! f resembled. r i - And now, one word, as to Gen. William VaVoa ix-Vi rt nrnfMWi to Tw Gnrll an ohlft : PT- tX " . .... , I , , j; pounaer or " tne law ana xue propneis, ' ana K who was introduced last evening with, such a i ' grand flourish of trumpets. He was appoint f !? ed Canal Commissioner by Gor. Porter. . He Ycwent into the office a comparatively poor man. ill- He i was subsequently appointed, by the same person, Auditor General, and audited his own 0 account. He came out of office the possessor : of a ' princely fortune ! We state the simple facts, and leave our readers to make the com- . Gov. Bigler on the Stump:"' When it was announced, with a grand flour fsh of trumpets, that Gov. Bigler had deter mined to take;. the stump, .and discuss the questions at issue in this campaign before 'the people, we were led to believe that he had at last forsaken his non-committal policy, aiid had determined to go before his fellow citi zens and make a clean breast of it. But we discover that we were egregiously mistaken that he had no such intention, and that he still continues his futile attempts to preserve an equilibrium by carrying water on both shoulders. He has recently visited the. Nor. them portion of the State, for the purpose of conciliating the anti-Nebraska democrats of the Wilmot region, and very coolly stepped upon their platform, notwithstanding he en dorsed, in his speech in Fulton county, the Nebraska Bill as the leadins measure cf the National Administration. ' At a democratic meeting, held at McCon nellsburg, in Fulton county, Gov. Bigler said, (we quote from the democratic papers.) "That the people desired to know his views on the Nebraska Bill. Like an honest and fearless Democrat, he then frankly and . fully avowed his sentiments declaring that the measure referred to was, in his opinion, both constitutional and expedient, that it was a lead ing measure of the National administration, ana, as such, it received his hearty support." This was his "honest" and "fearless" opin ion expressed to the 'regular democrats' of Fulton. But when he comes to Susquehanna county, and gets among the 'Free Democrats' he alters his tone. He says thcre,if "he could have cctrolled it, he would have organized the .territories under the act of 1830, and xox disturbed the Missouri line!".,... In Fulton county, the repeal of the Missouri Compromise is perfectly right, and "receives his hearty support," but in Susquehanna its all wrong, and if he had control of the territo ries, he would have "organized them , under the act of 15-jO, and would not har& disturbed the Missouri line .'" Who would have thought that .a Governor of Pennsylvania, could have so 'belittled' himself to beg for votes ? In his speech at Montrose, on the 31st ult., he said (we quote from the Platform, which, as it has been gratuitously distributed through out this neighborhood, is accessible to nearly all our readers) that "if democratic members of Congress had voted wrong, that was no reason why Democrats should strike down a Democratic Governor if he had done right He besought them not to hold him responsible forthe acts of the "party." Now, in Fulton County, the "measure" was "constitutional" and "expedient," and "received his hearty sup port," but he snj's virtually, to the Free Soil ers of the North, that the members of Con gress, who voted for the Nebraska Bill, done "wrong," and-prays them not to visit the sins of Pierce's Administration upon his head ! Such is a specimen of "Gov. Bigler on the Stump," such the manner in which he meets the issues involved in this contest. . He en dorses the Administration in one portion of the State, and repudiates it in another. Such double dealing, political dialectics cannot fail to disgust all honest democrats, whether they be the advocates or the opponents of "the Bill," and we may safely look for his defeat in October, by one of the most overwhelming ma jorities ever thrown against the 'Janus-faced' candidate of any party or clique. Cholera at Columbia and Pittsourg. The cholera is prevailing to a most alarm- ing extent in Columbia, and a large number of citizens have fallen victims to the pesti lence. The almost entire desertion of the town bv the inhabitants, and the refusal of the people in the surrounding couutry to visit it, causes much distress among those who re main. Subscriptions are being raised, for the relief of the sufferors, in Philadelphia and other places. Our lumbermen will, no doubt, miss many familiar faces, on their next an nual visit to Columbia. The following is a list of the residents who have died. Dr. R. E. Cochran, Joseph Strickler, Rob ert Sprett, Adward A. Howard, I rancis Brad lej-, John Gilbert, Mrs. John Shuman, Miss Fisher (daughter of Henrv,) Mrs. William nippy, Mrs. William Dickey, Mrs. Clarke, (wife of gatekeeper,) Mrs. uliam VY ade, II, II. Lichty, (innkeeper, and his ostler,) Mrs. Jacob Grub, Mrs, Morgan Hays, David Welsh, Miss Ann Hanlev, Mrs. Robert Dick, Peter Remley, Samuel Hinkle, Mrs. Jacob Crosby, Mrs. Stephen lelix, Mrs. Hinton, Mrs. Eli Derrick, Mrs. Davis, Miss Katon, Mrs. Gilbert, Mrs.Keesey, Mrs. Richards and Mis3 Richards, mother and sister of Luther Richards, Esq., of Lancaster. The dreadful scourge is also prevailing in Pittsburg, to a greater extent than it has ever done before. Heretofore that city has escaped with but few cases, but now the very mention of the number who are daily carried to the grave, causes a thrill, of horror. There have also been a number of cases in Philadelphia and other places. In fact, it seems to be prevailing pretty generally all over the Country. "The Blue Book Perhaps those Democratic editors who rely upon tho 'Blue Book' for the number of Amer icans and foreigners holding office, will give their readers the date of the edition, the length of timo that elapsed in publishing it, preparing it for the press and compiling its contents. Then give them the number of for eigners appointed to office, during that period and see whether or not they can't pile up more than 401. After they do this we shall perhaps have something further to say on the subject, by way of demonstrating who asserts the "big lit" Trot out your nag. The Pardoning Power. Gov. Bigler's outrageous abuse of the par doning power is fast disgusting the members and leaders of his own party. Col. R. Frazer, the great Democratic war-horse in Lancaster, said recently, in his address to the Court and Jury, on the trial of C. Livingston and P. Hale, in the Quarter Sessions, "That man at Harrisburg has so abused the official powers vested in him, more particular ly the pardoning power, that no decent, honest man desires to bo associated with his party.5 Judge Black's Letter and tho Temperance Con" ' ' . : vention. l- "This letter (Judge Black's) was written and laid before the Convention at the same time that Gov. Bigler's and Judge Pollock's were, and. the fact that it was never given to the public until within a few weeks, is another very important link in the chain of circum stances that go to show that that Convention was controlled by a set o f men who were entirely indifferent to the fa-te of the Temperance cause. provided they could infiict a "stab in the dark" on the Democratic candidates." . . The gentlemen who attended the Temper ance Convention from Clearfield county, and other portions of the Stated will no doubt con sider themselves highly complimented by the above extract, published by an editor who, in another column says "that it requires just as great a degree of moral depravity for an editor to assert what he knows to be false," as it does for the hired witness to perjure himself in a court of justice" and that his' "editorial ca reer has always been guided by such a regard for truth!" " Now, that editor knew when he penned the above extract that a letter precise ly similar in its sentiments, (which we publish in another column) was written by Judge Smtser the Whig candidate, and that the Com mittee, after receiving this, discovered thai they had committed an error in addressing the Judicial candidates on the subject, and resolv ed that neither of the letters should be pub lished. But, although the original letters were both in the hands of Stkpiizx Miller the Chairman of the committee, it seems that more than one copy of Judge Black's letter existed and it was published by the Democratic pa yers, for tne purpose ot maKingcapiroiouioi it. Judge Smyser's letter was then promptly pub lished by the Chairman of the -Committee, and on its perusal, it will be found that both candidates take the same view of the subject, and occupy precisely the same position. That the State Temperance Convention was controlled by "a set of men entirely indiffer ent to the fate of the Temperance cause," is an assertion such as no man who ha3 a "regard for truth" ought to make without the very strongest evidence, as it impugns the motives and attacks the character of some of the very best men, not only of the State, but of our own county. Clearfield was represented in that Convantion by men whose standing in the community is not surpassed even by the re nowned Judge Black hiniself,or the astute edi tor who penned the charge, men who are among our best and most worthy citizens. To say they would sacrifice the Temperance cause, forthe purpose of inflicting "a stab in the dark on the Democratic candidates," is, at least, for a man who has such "a regard for truth," a pretty wide stretch of the imagina tion. . . : : For'our statement in regard to the letters mentioned above, and the reasons of the com mittee for not publishing them, we are prepared at any time, to furnish the evidence. It is easy for editors to make mistakes, and it is but charitable to presume, that this was one It is to be hoped, however, that they will not occur 'quite so frequently.' f ettl9i at Last. "lie (Gov. Bigler) will be elected because he sustains the features of the Nebraska Kan sas Bill." The d iefcens he does 1 You were a long, time finding it out. But how do you reconcile this, with his speech in Susquehan na county, where ho said "he would not have disturbed the Missouri line," and that the Democratic Congressmen who voted for the Bill, done ttwrong !" We are glad, however, that the admission has been made in Clearfield county, for now we know where to find the party, as they have been heretofore 'lost in a bog.' fie congralulate them on finding their waj- out. But how will this suit the Free Democrats in the uppcrend? Will ther support a man who sustains the pro visions of the "Nebraska Kansas Bill ! Will the freemen of the North consent to extend slavery over Territory free from it by one of tho most sacred compacts ever entered into by the fathers of the Republic ? Will any true Democrat, endorse the violation of that com- paet, as embodied in the 2 ebraska Bill ! We will acknowledge ourselves most awfully mis taken if the mass of the free citizens of Penn sylvania do not arise in their might, on the second Tuesday of October, and repudiate the Pierce administration, its supporters, aid ers, and abetters. KJ" The Democrats of Dauphin county have nominated George Lai-man one of the editors of the Harrisburg Union, for Congress. He is one of Gov. Bigler's most bitter enemies, and has been denounced in the very strongest terms, by the Governor's organ, the Harris burg Patriot. His nomination directly under the Governor's eyes, is an instance of rebel lion, which will doubtless cause him to feel that he has received another 'dig in the ribs.' C"Our enterprising friend at New Wash ington who sent us the nanies, and desires to know w hether we have a larger list at any oth er office in the county, is informed that there are still two ahead of them Curwensville and Smith's Mills. He says they are determined not to be beat, so we presume we may look for a new accession to our list "Fotch 'em along Squire." ' ' CL?"-Those of our present subscribers who desire to pay their subscriptions in advancej will still have an opportunity to do so during this week, after which the prices will be charg ed according to the Terms, and w ill in all ca ses be strictly adhered to. The scarcity of printing materials of every character, the high price of labor, boarding &c, compels us to adopt this course. The terms of the paper are so very low that no ono should complain. 0-The Whigs of the old city of Philadel phia have nominated Job R Tysos for Con gress, in the place of JosErn R. Chandler, Mr. Tyson is a good man, and received the votes of a large number of delegates in the last State Convention, as a candidate for Gov ernor, .." , , . , "Know nothings'; fa Curensvi2le".".;; " We were handed on Saturday listj a copy of the Constitution of the Know Nothing so ciety, in Cunvcusville, and from its' sentiment we have no doubt it is authentic; If ii bosso, we cannot sec why , this mysterious order sbdnld be denounced" and proscribed, as there is certainly nothing in it but what any protes tant American can fully and freely endorse. The following is the . Constitution, and we commend it to the attentive perusal of our readers: Believing that God lias made it the bounden duty -of every, man to lovc his 'neighbor, and' to 'seek his good, politically,' socially, 'and physically as well as religiously and spiritual ly, and believing that our political and social happiness depends upon a good government, and righteous and just laws, faithfully admin istered, by . which the weak and simple are protected from the power and cunning of their superiors who, for selfish ends would op press and wrong them. We,therefore, 'citi zens and voters f Curwcn&vilie. and vicinity unite ourselves into a Know Nothing society, under the following Constitution. Article 1st. No immoral man, or "Infidel, or Universal ist, or Roman Catholic, or Mor man, or socialist shall become ; a- member of this society. ..,;. r ,, .- ; : Article 2xd. The object of this society .,hall be to preserve the liberties of our coun try, and her free institutions from the power of the demagogue and heartless unprincipled politician, from the designs of the Catholic and Jesuit, from the encroachments of the slave power and the baleful influence of intemper ance. : . ; ' ' " Article 3rd. Every member of this socie ty must oppose at the.balot box, upon the pain of expulsion from our bands of brotherhood, the intiuence of slavery, Rum and Rome", and give his his vote for men fearing God, and ha ting coveteusness, men known to be true and faithful, andthat would rather suffer, defeat for a time', in a good- cause, than to triumph in abad cause by foulnieans. !:' . Article 4tii. The members of this society shall vote for no man who is a Roman. Catho lic, Infidel, Mornian, Socialist, Drunkard, or immoral person; and they thall not be bound by the power of party cast, , to vote for1 any nominee of any political . party, where that nominee is not worthy, but without party preference they shall vote 'for that candidate who may be worthy, let him be nominated by any political party whatever, and if no politi cal party shall give us a candidate who is wor thy, and reliable, then the members of this societv shall nominate and support its own nominations. : Article otii. No man shall receive the vot of this society, unless he be pledged to carry out our prmciples, or the societv have sum cient evidence to satisfv them that if will be done. ' - ' . ' Article Gtii.. Every member of this society shall contribute of his means, .according to his ability, to carry out the objects of our union. - ,-'-'. Article 7th. The officers of this socio shall be a President, Vice President, Secreta rvand Treasurer andl a business committee of seven, whose duty it shall be to secure the objects of the society. .' ; ; Article Stii. No person can become member of this society jWithout a solemn prom lse of secrecy. The emblem of the Order, is a hand and heart, with an eye above, and the motto, is contained in the,Cth verse of the 33d Chap, of Deuteronomy, "Who said unto his father am to his mother,.! have not seen lam, neither did he acknowledge his brethren, nor knew his own children ; for they have observed thy word and kept thy covenent." Are were requested to publish it, that the false impressious that have "got abroad con cerning the order, might be corrected. AY have every reason to believe, that the gentle man from whom we received it, is one of the officers of fhe Society, though when we asked him for particulars, we only received the an &.ver "I don't know." '. ' ' B.einoval. i II. Bi'ciixr Swoope, Esq., has removed his office, two doors East of the Journal Office,- in Graham's Row, up stairs, where he may al wavs be found by those- hav'mr professional business with him. - i - : fx?" Owing to our Court duties, &c, the Journal has not received as much atteiiticn as usual this week, which must account for any and all discrepeucies. . . . . Fire The steam Grist Mill and Saw Mill, belonging to F. P. Hcrxtijall, in Bradford township, with a large lot of sawed lumber, were burned down last night. Loss" about $12000. ."., The Lager Beer Bill Vetoed. We learn from the Wilkesbarre "Record of the l imes," tnat txov. Bigler. m his recent speech at that place, came out boldlv and sun mat me i.iger oeer uui.was not in Ins 1 J AA.- T . breeches pocket, but that he alreadv vetoed it The Governor claimed to be pnrt of the law making power, and intimated that his will outweighed majorities in the Legislature! Of caurse! That is democratic "popular sover eignty" one man power! This bill, it will be recollected, was designed to- suppress,'-to a very great extent, the trattic m lager beer, and close up tne siuns oi miquitv that diserace all our towns and villages. This bill which Governor Bigler says he has vetoed, provi ded that lager beer sellers should obtain their licenses from the Courts, in the same manner and under the same regulations that hotel keepers are obliged to do that thoir petitons should bo signed by twelve reputable citizens, certifying them (the lager beer sellers) to be of good, repute for honesty and temperance, and that their establishments . are necessary for the public accomnlodation. Under this bill not one in ten of the traffickers in laser b .r could have obtained licenses. But Gov. Bigler must have the votes of this class of citizens, and the only way to secure them was by the veto of the l.iger beer bill. The iniqui ty has been consumated-the Governor has openly espoused the cause of the lager beer sellers and it now remains for the friends of temperance to rebuke, at the ballot box, the man who, with professions of temperance warm upon his lips, basely truckles to the lager beer sellers, that "thrift may follow fawniDg." Governor Bigler is publicly recosnized and claimed as the "lager beer candidate," and his most zealous and active adherents are to be found among the"lager beer sellers and their patrons. In view of this fact, temper ance men have but one course to pursue. J. eiegraph. , A Familt Bcrnedto Death. -fJiant'SeDt. 8. On Tuesday night the house of Mr. Bald win, at Moriab, Essex county, was burned down, and himself, wife and . four childern were burned to death. ...... If fltndi illsT if 1 ' ' J3r--bastDess -this week. u; ' r - v - ' "" ", ' "." s Slightly on the nsepviT river: - '- Drawn cu the men that came to hear Bigler. High the price of oal in the Eastern cities. Don't forget the Whig meeting to night. Not here Gov. Bigler, as was announced. Rea son sickucss. Cat a swell the man with a new suit of clothes, on Sunday lust. ' Good music on Fiiuay ciht last by the Clear field Brass Baud. - .a. !.... ..... - . Arrested blind xuin for looking at a deaf and dumb man, screaming murder.-, .... Useless the hog law, if" we are to judge from the number of 'porkers' J-et at large. Understands his business Tom Shea, nis cus tomers never fail to get lfiu?-' Give him a call. Mitch needed the' improvements made by our borough officers last "week; They deserve great credit. . -, -; r- -t; :-, .- : ' Hea l it The Rafting story on our first page. "Who is there in Clearfield cannot vouch for its truth? : - i. ;. : About the man with the pipe:stem legs. If he should happen to get a 'brick in hia hat', he's a goner.:-'. . - .. .. ' ' : - Court. Xot ' very throng. Have disposed of eevcral peases. Business enough to keep them in sexton all week. . . ; -: . ? ,, . Frightful the ravages of the yellow fever in Charleston and Savannah.' The latter: is almost depopulated. . . . ; . ;. Sici Gov. Bigler, at Waverly, : He is fast re covering, and we suppose will , soon resume bis stumping operations. , , The Saturday Evening lIu-ilii an excellent paper.. Published at. 106 Chcsaut Street, Phila delphia, by C. F. Peters i Co " IVell attended the Temperance meeting in. tho Court House on Monday evening.' It . was address ed by Judge Hale, Pam'l. Liun, Esq., and others. Tasty our new sign. Troutman's improving. Those who want lettering and ornamental paint ing done well, should call on Troutjiax & Howe. Flourishing the 'Know Nothings' or 'Hollers,' in Curwensville. . .. "Wo hear that the -blockT is call ed in requisition nearly every night Let her rip- Accommodating the young gentleman who carries all his gamp 'to another house' to be cooked. Not a fair shake John. So give us a chance next time. Got a dueling somo of our young gentlemen, at the corner the other night. Shower baths ' are not the plcasantest things imaginable these cool evenings. Suspicious those Dcmocrais. guking' about the Town Hall on Saturday night last. 'Iron beads' about. We like that kind of opposition to secret societies! ' ' ' Arrived M. A. Frank's new stock of clothing trimming, Ae. Although Michael's a 'bloody na tive,' he knows how to select fine and cheap goods. Gone to Europe our friend Capt. Powler, of Xew Washington. We expect to hear from him dnrini his tour, and will give our readers, the benefit of his obsorvatione. In t'jw i Col. Alexander, of the Clarion Deui ocrut, looking like a pretty fuir specimen of a live loco. The Col's, a clever fellow, and we hope . he may always have a good list of subscribers, and a 'pocket full of rocks.' . Ariioi"ledgrs the corn the Clinton Democrat. Thai's right Col. We like to seo a man confess to his miotakes, and are always disposed to treat such men as geittlenian, among whom it affords us pleasure to rar.k you.." - JVtw Post Office at Kylcrtown, in this county We hope that we shall receive fewer complaints from our subrcribers there, now that they have an office of their own. Those who desire their papers changed will give us notice. Mist j ken those who suppose we can be . kep from saying just what we please, by thrents. Wc consult nobody's tnates but our own, and those who don t like our articles can just make their best of it. Now, crack your whip, old snigglefritrrj and see who beats. Highly favoraUethe report of the Chief En gineer of the Tyrone and Clearfield Itailroad. We were spoken to on the subject of publishing a syn opsis of the document, but tho board, for some reason, have so far neglected to furnish us with copy. ..Sir .Montgomery is a good Engineer, and his report may be relied upon, bo it what it may All right and really for action, Hemphill has just fitted up the addition to his house with an en tire new stock of cottage furniture, and has re ceived a supply of venison and other game, ready for Court. Those who stop with him will live high, and sleep on the latest style of Freneh pa tent "spring bottomed bedsteads." He's bound not to be beat in 'wild cat district. Clevrr fellow. Our friend Sol.' Bacdeh, -who keeps good house below Frenehville illuminated onr nanotion a few mornings since. We had tho pleasure of making our professional debut, in Clear field, under Sol's hospitable roof, and consequent ly we have a sort of liking, for him, his house, and the people of that section. He's a -sound .rr " . - - . Bound to le ahead. Our friends at New Wash ington have determined to give us a larger list than any other office in the county. Let her flicker, and we'll speak for you, not only on the glorious Fourth, but on Christmas, New Year, the 22d February, and all the other hollidays in the year. Groat country up there. Pretty girls, high living, clever people, and plenty of the "ready John." Wants to lnoir the Clinton Democrat, whether we will publish M. Crawford'a lotter. Could'nt think of taking up our space with such a pieco of moonshine. The'Bluu Book' upon which he ba ses his remarks is more than a year old, and it is well known that the largest number of foreigners. ppointed to office has been during the last year. You will have to Show us better authority than that, Col. ' A Villian. Look out for him. An Irishman, short, thick set, wearing a brown coat,' and cap, passing himself off for a school master," came to Hemphill's last week, and after remaining there four days decamped on Thursday night, without paying his bill, and carrying with him the watch of one boarder and some of clothes of another. He also endeavored to pass a $20 counterfeit bill on Mosssp A Pottarff. He's one of m. . ' Judge Smyser's Letter. The following is Jtuige Smyser's letter to t.ie 3tafe Temperance Convention, by which U will be seen that he takes the same positiou as Judge BLACKv r.Both considering it impro per to give promises ov .pledges on questions of . law whsctf might come before theiu to de cide ' Xorristows Ta, May 29, 1854. Dear Sir : I received yours of the 24th inst'.a lew days ago, in which you say that as Chairman appointed by the friends of a Prohibitory Liquor law in Pennsylvania, you have been directed to forward- the following interrogatory to the difJerent candidates. and to lay their replies before a Prohibitory' State Convention, to Be held at Harrisburg on the 7th of June next, and In which ' yoii also" re quest my answer in season to lay it before said Convention -: . Do you believe a law prohibiting tho man ufacture and s.ile of ajt intoxicating liquors except for medicinal, mechanical, sacramental and scientific purposes to be constitutional?" The question presented is one of the utmost practical moment in reference 'to the moral and political relations of the, social state. - As such, it -hart, necessarily, awakened- general interest, and provoked a very great deal of discussion. The current of opinion, as well as of decision, seems to be setting strongly in favor of the aflirmative of the proposition, most of the decisions of a contrary tenor seem ing to rest on objections rather' to the detail, for enforcing its observance, than to the prin ciple itself. Whilst participating, therefore, in the general sentiment, without pausing to question its correctness, and yielding to nono in my earnest, desire to see our country freed from the crime and raises which intemper ance engenders, it is due to the sul ject to say that whatever may have been my impressions, I have never yet felt it to be my especial duty to bestow upon it that searching investigation which I should feel bound to give were I call, ed upon, judicially, to decide it as a question of constitutional law. On questions like this, it is almost impos sible to avoid the formation of an opinion on the one side or the other. Their importance necessarily arrests the attention ; reflection, and perhaps investigation follow; and the re sult generally is a conclusion either adverse or favorable. And herein is manifested the dif ference between the candid man and the bigot. , The former is open to conviction," and, when convicted of error in his original impressions, corrects them ; the latter is intractable' and therefore unchangeable. I trust. I shall al ways be found arrayed with the former, and not grouped with the latter. It is due, however, to myself, and without the slightest disrespect bciug intended either to the Committee or Convention, that I should say to both with perfect explicitncss and can dor, that it is inconsistent with my views of duty and propriety, whilst occupying the po sition of a candidate for the Supreme Bench of Pennsylvania," to give any assurances or pledges, either express or implied, as to what will or will not be ray. decision, if elected, upon this or any other legal or constitutional question which may or might come before me for adjudication. Not to secure my elevation to. the highest judicial.5tation..in. the world, would' I give such pledges. This,' like all other questions, would be de cided when it came before me according to what might then seem to be the law, untram melled by any previous committals, bringing to its consideration as far as possible, a free unbiased mind, and unprejudiced judgment. Tiiis the constitution requires, the oath of, of fice enjoins, . and the public safety demands. Any other course would be as f,t: io the in dependent and free action of the Judiciary, an it would be derogatory - te the. integrity and self respect of the candidate for judicial hon ors. It would be realizing the, worst forebod ings of the opponents of an elective judiciary, by making the rules of law, upon the correct exposition of which by the courts, the citizen relies, in the last resort, for protection in his property, life and liberty, depend on party combinations and corrupt personal arrange ments, on the part of tnose who prize success more than right, and value personal elevation beyond official integrity. My own position as as a candidate was neither sought for nor ex pected. I await the result without solicitude. Success, in my opinion, would be purchased too dearly at the price of a principle so im portant as the freedom of the judiciary. . You and the Committee will therefore dis tinctly understand that, in the event of my election, I go upon the bench tree and un pledged, to act upon this as upon all other questions that may come before me for my ju dicial action, with no other rule or guide than my own honest ami consciencious judgment of what the law is,' when I shall be called upon to" declare it. I am sure that you and the Con vention will do jut-ticc to my sentiments, and respect my scruples, even should you and they not altogether coincide with me in hold ing them. I can afford to be defeated, but I cannot afford to purchase success at the price of what I conceive to be wrong, viz : by pre judging as a candidate, that which I may by called upon to decide as a judge. ;- With high respect and regard, ' Your obedient Servant, . DAX'L. M. SMYSER. To Stephex Miller, Esq., Chairman of the Committee of the friends of the Prohibitory' ' Liquor Law. ' v - Wilmot and Bicler. The Determination manifested in certain quarters to represent Judge Wilmot as a friend of Bigler, induces us to reprint the following resolutions adop ted at a meetiug of democrats in Sullivan county, in which Mr. Wilmot took part. Tho following are the resolutions: Resolved, That we have no reason to believe that Gov. Bigler agrees with us in any point connected with the question of Slavery now agitated; we knew he recommended the pas sage of. a law allowing slaveholders to carry their slaves through this State; we know he endorses the Fugitive Slave Law, which tram ples upon our personal rights; we know his election would be regarded in every part of tho Union as a triumph of the allies of slavery, and as those who are not for us, in this matter, are against us, we declare Gov. Bigler unworthy of our support. Resolved, That inasmuch as J udge Pollock has. declared explicitly that he is in favor of re-enacting the law which prohibited slavery in tha territories north of thirty-six degrees and thir ty minutes north latitude; and also in favor of the manumission of any slaves illegally hel4 there, he ocoupies a position so much mora iust and liberal than Gov. Bigler, that (with- out endorsing tne cautious aauressoi tne w nig Central Committee) we esteem it our duty to give Judge Pollock our full and active sup port in the couiming election. Judge v nmot maae a lengtny address t the meeting which passed these resolutions, and they are not only the legitimate conse-r quence of the position advocated by him, but have his sanction and approval. -Pitts. Gazett Xew York Democracy The Soft Shell . State Convention has had a hard time at Syr acuse. . A. larjra portion of the delegates were office holders and disnensers. who forced Ne braska resolutions through, noon which Pres ton King and all the Free Soilers left the Con vention. The administration is very very weak in Xew York, and Capt. Kynder 9 Us most zealous champion. i .micnts.