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I N D I A N A!!!
prom Forney's Frets 13.'A.
The Flection.
The returns of Tuesday's election in
dicate the election of Cel. Andrew Gregg
Curtin, as Governor of Pennsylvania, by
an unprecedented majority. Mr. Fos-j
ter's silence has assisted him, it would
seem, with no section of the Democratic
party. The vote has been unusually
large, and the defeat singularly signifi
cant. The returns speak in bolder aud
stronger Saxon than we can write.
There can now happily be no more
balking of the great question involved in
the Presidential struggle. The reasons
in favor of a comb.nation against Abra
ham Lincoln, however they may have
operated prior to the election decided
Tuesday, and ticwover they may operate
MI advance of that which is to be decided
on the first Tuesday of November com
ing, cannot be effective when men come
to choose between candidates, each of
whom represents a principle auto yon istic
to the other.
Now. we take it there can be no more
union between Breckinridge and Douglas
than between two naturally repulsive
forces. Each represents a distinctive
platform. No advocate ot Mr. Douglas
believes, or affects to believe, in the doc
trine upon which Major Breckinridge
stands, and no advocate of Major Brcek
iniidge believes, or affects to believe, iu
the doctrine upon which Mr. Douglas
stands. The Southern friends of Breck
inridge, more frank than the most of the
friends of Douglas, declare, as a general
tiling, that under no circumstances will
they ever accept either the candidate or
the creed upon which the regular De
mocracy stand.
In the language of Senator Benjamin, cf
Louisana, iu his last great speech, they
would not accept vicioiy if their platform
was to he construed iu one way in the
North, and another way in the South.
They believe that the institution of slav
ery ij carried bv the Constitution of-the
United States into the Territories of the
I nion, and that it must be protected
there against (lie popular a ill, and rather
than yield this principle, or submit to
the election of a Northern mau to the
Presidency of the United States, like
Abraham Lincoln, the most of them
would be willing to justify a preparation
for secession froui the Union. Tiiev have
made the issue. Standing upon this,
idea, they have so consolidated the
Southern people around their candidate,
Mr. Breckinridge, that we shall not be
t-urp'ised, since Colonel Cur tin's election,
to sec a very large majority of tbe South
ern people decide.iu favor of that candi-l
date. They are sensible of this great ad-i
vantage; and while in the Southern
States they reject with disdain ail coali-j
tions with Mr. Bell, whom they regard as
a traitor to Southern institutions, aud
trample upon Mr. Douglas as an enemy
equally hostile to them with Mr. Seward |
himself, they are, with condescending sa
gacity, particularly willing to unite with
i lie friends of Bell anil Dougl s in tfu
free Suites to carry electors against Lin
coln, because they kuow that iu such a
coQibiuatiou they will be able to gain
something, which Will be added to ihe;
controlling aggregate of their triumphant,
electoral vote in the South.
Leery Fusion in the Free States,
therefore, is intended to promote the elcc !
tion oj John C. Brechin ridge to the
J'reside/try of the United States.
The friends of 31 r. Douglas, rather
than see themselves used as instrument?
in favor of extreme Southern Disunion
ism, will now leave the responsibility of
the coming result io those who, while
protesting that the election of Abraham
Liucoln must lead to the dissolution of
the Union, stubbornly refused to sustain
and support the only candidate before
the American people who could have
prevented the election of Mr. Lincoln.
withstanding the treason in the camp,
W. K. King is elected by a handsome
majority. A truer hearted Republican
we cannot count in our ranks, iie has
always been a uoble and hopeful soldier
in the Republican cause, through all
kinds of political weather, and his dec
tion will be hailed with shouts of glad
11ess by every true Republican in the'
county. Ye one hundred and three Re
publicans of Bradford township, who
spurned the bribes of a corrupt clique,
and nobly siood by your party, receive 1
the honor which will always hover around <
the names of true men. Green will you
ever be in our memories ; nobly have you
fought, prcfeiing ptinciple to pecuniary
All of the and feathers about
Barr's being defeated by the Court two
years ago, will now be buried with those I
with whom the slander originated. In
fact, the people like the course the Court
took so well that they have concluded to
take the honor of the defeat of Burr upon
themselves this time. The course that ,
Barr lias taken in trading off his own
friends to ensure his own election, has;
brought down Democratic maledictions j
upon him—curses not leud but deep. ;
But let the dead bury the dead. The (
election of King is more glorious under
the circumstances. Bradford, a Repub- 1
lican township, giving 128 Republican '
majority now giving 82 against King.' l
did not defeat him. No. cent lemon ;W.
K. King, if he lives, will be our next
treas irer. One gun for each candidate,
and fifty fir King! Democrats, icherc
is your crape ? —J/c K> an Miner.
FOUR YEARS AGO. —We are writing
at midnight, while the shouts of the tii
un pliant Lincoln men are sounding thro
our streets, and the strains of their victo
rious music are heard on every hand. It
recalls to us the scenes which took place
just four years ago. when the Democatic
State ticket, pledged to the principle of
non-intervention with slavery in the Ter
ritories, had succeeded.
Why this chauge '! Why is it that
the old Democratic State of Pennsylvania
lias been swept from Hs moorings ? \\ ho
is responsible ? The answer will rise to
the lips from the heart of every old-fash
ioned Democrat — JAMES BUCHANAN. —
Faithless, first to his friends, and nest
to his principles ; and because the peo
ple would not assist him in his assaults
upon both, lie has turned upon them, and
they, in their good tune, have turned up
on him. Let future Presidents take
warning by the example. Forney's
ARRESTED —The editor of the Philadel
phia Bulletin has been show n a private
letter from a reliable gentleman of Johns
town, dated Oct. 4th, in which lie states
that Col. George Fritz, of the great Iron
Works in Johnstown, is the Captain of a
Club cf Wide-Awake Lincoln Bangers,
comprising over three hundred members.
On Friday evening Col. A. G. Curtin
made a spirited address to the people of
that region, and was subsequently escort
ed by the Wide-Awakes to the 11.40
train or. the Pennsylvania Railroad. On
the route one of the Wide-A wakes left
the line, and was attacked in a terribly
brutal manner by a party of half a dozen
or more Douglasites. After beating the
unfortunate man fearfully, one of them
struck him with a stone. His injuries
{ roved fatal on Sunday evening Six of
the assailants have-been arrested and are
now in jail fur the crime, at Ebensburg.
The occuTcnce has cast a gloom over the
whole town.
IT is with no common satisfaction that
we chronicle the electiuti of John 31.
Butle-r to Congress from the Ist District
of Pennsylvania (the south part oi Phil
adelphia), lately represented by 31 r.
Thomas I>. Florence. 31 r. Butler has
been supposed to be beaten by a few 7
votes; 'tut the Official Canvass yesterday
showed him to be elected by 198 major
ity. 31 r. Butler, like Judge Kclley,
who takes the place ot 31 r. Miliward, is
an original and whoie-souled Republican,
and bis ability, energv. and business ca
pacity, will render him a valuable mem
ber of the next lluuse.— N. Y. Tribune,
13 th.
Te ,: .'sNqi Del. !$, ISIHL
Senatorial, V .. ..
OLST. 1)1ST.
1. Edward 0 Knight.j 14. Ulysses Mercur.
2. Robert P. King. 15. George Bressler.
3. Henry Bunitn. 16. A. B. Sharp.
4. Robert M. Foust. 17. Daniel 0 Gahr.
5. Nathan Hills. 18. Samuel Calvin.
6 John M. Brooinall. 1 9. Edgar Cowan.
7. James W. Fuller, j2O. Win. M'Kennnn.
8. David E. Stout, |2l. Jn. M Kirkpatrick.
9. Francis W. Christ.l 22. James Kerr.
10. David Munnna, Jr. ( 23. Ricli'd P. Roberts.
11. David Taggait. [24. Henry Souther.
12. Thomas R. Hull. [25. John Grier.
13. F. B. Penniman. j
Wo have received a copy of the
" Political Text Book for 18G9," from its
publishers, the " Tribune Association,"
New York.. \Ye are very grateful for it
now, for it is good for all time ; but it
would have been better appreciated a
month or two ago.
i Curtin's majority in the State at
the latest footing reaches 32,080, and
will increase rather than decrease. Penn
sylvania is really redeemed for all time
from the clutches of the democracy. The
Republicans gain two Members of Con
gress —Butler in the Ist (Florence's) dis
trict, and Andrew Stewart in the XXth
: (Montgomery's) district.
The official vote, of this county,
which will be found in another column,
shows sotne very flattering changes in
some of the townships of this county.
All honor to Rouiet, Stewardsou, Swe<
den, Ac. The Democrats of Potter are
beginning to read and think for them
Mr. Dale's majority in the District is
about 2100—he receives a majority iu
every county but Sullivan, and that has
not been beard from. Lycoming, the
home of Fleming, gives Hale about 400
The " Wild Cat " (Giilis) district
has done wonders this time, it elects
Patton to Congress by a handsome ma
jority. lie gets about 100 majority in
Venango County, where his opponent
resides. In the Legislative district, Gor
don and Lawrence, birth Republicans arc
elected over A. M. Ronton, of McKcan,
and E R. Brady, of Jefferson. Benton
was sure of a reelection—but where is it.
8*35" The editor of the Agitator , being
fearful that the discussion of the manner
in which the legislative nominations were
made bv the " ratification committee "
would prove detrimental to the vote fur
Messrs. Elliot and Strang, postponed its
reply to our remarks until after election ;
and now, when there is no longer issue
before the people in the matter, treats us
to over two columns of venomous non
sense, and boggy slang against several of
the most worthy and respectable citizens
of this county. The idea of a man only !
seven years a voter and live out of the
democratic presuming to brand as
guerrillas" men who have been fighting
o ~ c
itj the ranks of Freedom since long before
this young bog-trotter's clouts were off",
is simply ridiculous —an insult to common
sense; and siinp'y determines the level of
iiis character. But as the Agitator lias
seen fit to avoid the discussion of die is-1
sue while pending, we feel under no rb'.i
gation to take any notice ol it now farther
than to correct two or three important
misstatements contained in its lung-wind
,ed article.
1. Tie Agitator states that the con
ference fur 1859 "was appointed to be
held at WelLboro, but wheu the time
came, the conferees from Potter count)
i failed to make their appearenc," <kc., —
This is a mistake. The first talk as to
the place was to meet at Welisboro, bat
it was afterwards agreed between the
conferees that the Legislative conference
should meet here at the time of the Sen
atorial conference, and accordingly Mr.
iSufieid and one other gentleman whose
oame we forget. ( tico conferees, bear in
mind,) came here with the three Senato
rial couferees, (Warren, M'Kcan and
Potter each had three, and Tioea claimed
no right to more tlieu,) for the purpose
of holding a conference ; but refused to
act until the result of the Senatorial con
ference was decided, when, the nomina
tion of Senator having been awarded to
Potter, they refused to meet our confer
ees at all, and went back to Welisboro
and nominate dMr Bodine. As several
gentleman beside the editor of the A ji-
I tutor claim the honor of procuring the
withdrawal of that gentleman, we will let
1 them decide it for themseves.
11. If, as the Agitator says, Mr- AVil
listou and Mr Jienson had no right to
agree that Potter should be eutitled to
one Member throughout the present ap
portionment, neither had the politicians
of Tioga a right to claim in 1859, nor the
Potter politicians to concede, both Mem
bers this year. This assumption, the
Agitator confesses to having practiced.
Mr. Mann, was not run with the re
motest hope of his election, nor at his own
instance or desire; he was simply run to
enable the Republicans of Potter to with
hold their assent from the action of the
Tioga county convention and its ratifica
tion committee. The county committee
deemed this action due to the Republi
cans of this county, but did not make any
effort to secure votes for Mr, Mann this
year, (leaving it to the option of the vo
ters),because greater issues were at stake.
They will next year make the issue, aud
give it a thorough test.
We reserve the closing paragraph of
the Agitators article —a personal fling at
the JOURNAL —for another article.
That the census now being taken will
give a majority to the North of about
eighty in Congress, xtliiili of itself secures
|to the North the absolute control of all
national legislation. Tims, whether LIX
ICOLN be elected or not, the North can, of
itselt, enact and repeal any laws within
the limits of the Constitution. In thisj
view of the case, is it wise, is it patriotic,;
is it fruterpal to force upon the South a|
President whose declared policy fills it'
with the most serious and well founded
alarm ? The rights and interests of the
North lie within its own control, and the
election of any other candidates before
the people cannot endanger the North,,
while the election of any other candidate
than LINCOLN will give to fifteen States
the happy assurance that it is not the
purpose of the North to quarrel with
; them, and to di i ve them out of the Union.
Fen nsyl van ia n.
Such is the system of falsification with
which Northern pro slavery papers, at
tempt to break the fall of the doomed
party. It is not true that " the North
can of itself enact and repeal any laws
within the limits of the Constitution," j
the President being with the South.
! Every school boy Inons that the freemen '
of the North can pass no law whatever,
unless tho\' first elect a President who
will sympathise with them. The Presi
dent's veto would forever prevent the
passage of a Homestead bill, or any other
■ bill the slave-holders choose to oppose,
unless the Slave Power i= deprived of the
control of the President; cud the same
veto power makes it impossible to repeal
abnoxious bill while James Buelian
au or a President under the control of
Slavery sits in the \\ hue House, dhe
statements of the Pennsylcunian are
therefore untrue, and we believe the writ
er knew them to be so. The influence of
the President on legislation has unfor
tunately, come to be almost potential.
It is therefore of the utmost importance
i that a ilcpublican is about to be elected.
OSBK I'Eiarge More.
Republicans of Little Potter! You
did work on the 9th of October.
We are prouder of you than ever before.
795 majority for the Republican candi
date for Governor is a monstrous majori-
Tv for this county to give. It is more to
your credit than the 7,000 of Alleghany
county, and you are, as we read the fig
ures of the State, entitled to the Bau
But the work is not finished. There
is the oth of November when Abraham
Lincoln is to receive 50,000 majority in
the State. Will you still hold your
proud position ? We believe it. But if
so, you will have to work for it.
The State is all aglow with enthusiam.
You have no ''wide awakes" to fire you
up, as they have in Warren and other
rural counties.
You must therefore increase the activ
ity of such agencies as you possess, and
make sure of bringing the last man who
will vote fur Lincoln. Do this, and you
will give a thousand majority for the
Freeman's candidate for President.
" Que charge more and the day is
ours. "
The orb is presses on us ; fa.ee to face with us
it stands
With solemn lips of question, like the Sphinx
in Egypt's sands.
This day we fashion Destiny—our web of Fate
we spin,
This day for all hereafter choose we holiness
or sin.
Even now from starry Gerizim, or Ebal's
cloudy crown,
We call the dews of blessing or the bolts of
cursing down.
By all for which the martyrs bore tliir agony
anil shame ;
By ail the warning words of truth with which
the prophets came;
By the future which awats lis; by all the
hopes which cast
Their faint and trembling beams across the
darkness of the past.
And by the blessed thought of Him who for
earth's freedom died,
O, my people ! O, my brothers ! let us choose
the righteous side.
So shall the Northern pioaeer go joyful on his
To wed Penobscot's waters to San Francisco
To make the rugged places smooth, and sow
the vales with grain,
And bear with Liberty and Law the Bible in
his train ;
The mighty West shall bless the East, and sea
shall answer sea,
And mountain unto mountain call, "Praise
God 1" for we are free !
Republicanism Going SouUi
In the Washington c trrespondence of
the 12th to the IY. Y. Tribune , we find
the following :
" A good ileal of sensation exists in this
city by reasou of the accession to the Lincoln
ranks of a large portion of the rank and file,
of the late Bell and Everett or American party
in Baltimore. This class of working men. ■
being disgusted by the course of the dry goods
portion of the party in supporting others than
an American for Mayor, have resolved to gn
for Lincoln, and may thus prevent the State
of Maryland from going for Mr. Bell. This
sort of feeling will extend to other Southern
cities. Here the Republicans arc getting
considerable accessions."
And why should not the nation—
South a? well as North —look toward the
election of Abraham Lincoln as the best
means of rebuking the arrogance and
corruption of the ruliug powers at Wash
ington. And the moral courage of
Southern men to act what they believe
will soou fill the Southern cities and
towns with thousands upon thousands of
good honest Lincoln men ; for if, but a
half-dozen get together and demons'rate
the fact that the mission of Republican
ism is honest and peaceable, theu there
are thousands throughout the South who
will gladly join the Lincoln forces; —not
out of revenge or a desire to ab dish slav
ery where it is, but because they have
seen and felt its blight upon society aud
desire to see some position taken by the
National government which will tend to
prevent its further extension These are
the truly conservative men of the South ;
as are, also the Lincoln men the most
truly conservative men of the North.
The Hon. John Minor Bottsof Virginia,
and the Hon. llenry Winter Davis of
Maryland, represent, and are leading the
people of the South to recognize and ap
prove, this principle. They advise and
advocate that every fusion iu the South
should be against the possible success of
Ii reck en ridge or Douglas, and say that
they prefer the election of Lincoln to
either of those persons. This sentiment,t
under their advocacy, is fast gaining
ground at the South ; and the Baltimore
city election has teuded to give it lurce
and action.
We cannot say that we regret the de
feat of the American city ticket in Bal
timore by some 8000 majority, under the
circumstances 7 —a proposition to reform,
yet we cannot say that we have much
faith in the integrity of the party who
are now proposing to bring about the re
form. Anv change there for the better
will be warmly welcomed by every honest
citizen throughout tiie country, to what
ever party he may belong —-and we hope,
though we have little faith, that the
bloody elections of Baltimore are in a fair
way to come to an end now. They will
cease certainly when the People elect a
Republican city and county government,
and from the signs in the political zodiac,
wc judge that day is not very fur ittto
the future.
.1 Citizen of iiliaah Whipped
to i>calli in Texas.
The Chicago Press & Tribune has a
letter from Mr. Frederick Amthar, who
was recently driven out of Texas on some
frivolous pretence, lie gives the follow
ing account of the horrible whipping
which a young man received in that State,
which resulted in death, lie says :
"A young man from Illinois, by the
name of Evaus, came to Henderson, and
while there was incautious enough to say
that ho thmight Free States were prefer
able to Slave States, and that he thought
slavery was wrong. These statements, as
far as 1 heard them, he made in the mild
est manner, and that only when pressed
into the subject bv the young men about
town. lam satisfied that he never said
or thought of saying anything, except
when conversation 011 the subject was
forced upon him. ] had but a slight ac
quaintance with the young man, but I
toid him that he ought not to allow him
self to be dragged into talking on the top
ic. But he was not careful. In Decem
ber last, this young man was taken our by 1
a moo, without a trial of any Kind, and
whipped to death. The Henderson JV r < ic
EM, a paper published in Henderson, jus
tified the infamous murder, on the ground
that Evans was a common thief, an Abo
litionist. &c. I was shown the whip
which I was informed had been the in
strument of his death. It was covered
with bljod. I also saw what I was in
formed was the dead body of Evans, about
three quarters of a mile from town. It
was so decayed and swollen that I did not
recognize it. The hogs and buzzards
wore eating it. It had never been buried."
£=7?* The 1 YilHa/import Press, has
been enlarged and otherwise improved
L I liucr lias been announced as editor.
Adam J. Glossbrenner, Esq., of York,
has been appointed Private Secretary to
President Buchanan, in place ot James
Buchanan, Jr.
CHAULES L LEX 11 ALL, of Southb: idge.
Mass., has been sentenced to a fine of
$2O and costs, amounting in all to $4O or
$5O, for sending to the Worcester A/// a
false report of the death of Mr. Oliver
M. Mason, of Southbridge.
LEVI E. SMITH, Esq., having been
nominated for Congress in the Berks
countv district, has resigned as one of
the electors on the People's ticket, and
the name of David E Stout, Esq , has ,
been substituted by the Siace Commit
tee, in his stead.
A VISITOR to the Poet Tennyson
writes : " He spoke in terms of warmest
praise of Charles Summer's recent speech '
in the Senate, and added: ' The most
eloquent thing, as 1 thought, in the whole
speech was the unspoken thing—the si
lence about his own stur\.' "
That was a spectacle to think upon —
Queen \ icterus oldest son, the heir to
the British crown, uncovering his head
before the place where rest the ashes of
Washington, the man for who.se head Iris
great-grand father offered a reward ! The
i'' rebel - ' Washington is now the name of
a superior of George ill.
AN Alabama paper expresses its belief
that .Mr. Yancey's whole political life has j
been a curse to the coun.ry. We believe
so too. We don't wish Yancey dead,
but we are sorry his mother didn't refuse
to have his father. Mr. Yancey never
stood upon a platform that we could ap
prove We presume he never will till
he is about to be hung — Prentice.
IN a speech in New York city, Octo
ber 2d, Senator Wilson of Massachusetts
said, "When Douglas came back to
Washington, after the contest of 1858, I
asked him what sort of a man Lincoln
was. Douglas answered : 'I have been
in the Senate, and coped with uiany of
the tilst men in the country, but I never !
found so strong a reasoner as Lincoln.' "
York Tribune says:—"Our market is
overstocked with apples beyond all pre
cedent, and the ' oldest inhabitant' de
clares that, he never saw the like. Con
sidering the excellent quality of much of
the fruit offered, it is really wonderful.
At thn present time choice apples, from
Western New York, will scarcely sell for
enough to cover cost of barrel, freight and
commission." j
said that among the notes held L v ,j ?
Artizan's Bank is one of Senator
his for 120,000. It is farther rumor
that among the assets of the Bank are tl'
notes of other prominent
These stories may not he true, hut the'
existence demands such a thorough
vestigation of tlie Bank's affairs ay nti
show their trutli or falsity.— A'. £ J()|
THE Democratic factions are busily en
gaged in trying to convict each other 0 f
treason. The Douglas faction prove
sou and disunion on the B reek in riL
clan, and the Breckinridge cian p r0 v e
hypocr'ey and deception on the DOU'TN
ites. Go it, gentleman. You are carl)
right in your allegations concerning the
"Packard's Dog" bite, it ap|, ears
was not fatal to Andy Ourtiu. —That
"lottery" story did not "draw." --T| le
Dutch seem to have trot into the belief
of voting for the Republicans "through
both their skulls." —"Andrew Gackson
Curtin" seems to he a very good wav of
"voting for Jackson." —"The crises
which were to have arroven, have arriv.
sen," and the "Fuiou is saved."—/-cwiV
burg Chronicle.
Gen. Amos 11. Drescctt, the latest
made President of the "American State
Commit'tee," and one of the chief engin
eers in fusing the Bell ai d Douglas forces 1
at Syracuse, has come out against th>
new Fusion with Breckenridge, which
he denounces as a scheme to build up'
the disunionists, keep the v sent cor
rupt dynasty in power and its office hold
crs in place, through the foisting of J o o
Lane into the Presidency. Gen Prescott
avows himself henceforth for Lincoln and
The election of (Trims in Penn
sylvania, and of LANE in Indiana, com
pletes the revolution in all the Free Plates
(Oregou auu California uot included) and
leaves not a Free Trade, Pro Slavery
Governor in power in any State where the
mass of the people are really free to cliooso
for themselves.
THE FARMERS have wrought the
Revolution in Pennsylvania. Our prin
cipal gains are among the farming com
munity —which, if slower to move, is most
sure and p< rmanent.
'READING, Pa., Oct. 12, 1800. —The
Regular Democratic State Committee, of
which Mr. Welsh is Chaiiman, met in
this city to day, and adopted the folluw
iug resolution :
Resolved, That this Committee do
hereby rescind its action at Phihdelpbia
on the 2d of July and Cresson on the
9th of August; and that we recommend
to the Democratic party of Pennsylvania
to stand by the Electoial ticket made by
the Democratic State Convention at Read
ing on the Ist of March. •
Amendments recommending a confer
ence with the Bell-Everett party and the*
Douglas party were rejected. Adjourned.-
Wayne t'ounty Revolutionized.
Correspondence of ike X. }*. Tribune.
lIONESDALE, Pa., Oct. 1 1, 1860—9 P. M.
—\\ e have done a tremendous work in
our county. You remember, coming over
fiom Narrow-burg 1 conceded Foster the
county by 200. Curtiu has 97 majority j
Prothonotary, over-100. Our Represent
ative and rest of County ticket are elected
by majorities ranging from 50 to 30(X
1 he meeting on Monday night —Mr. Creo
le;, s speech and the procession had a pow
erful effect. This is the first time the
Republicans h..ve carried a State election
in the county. The ide-Awakcs were
at the polls all day, not leaving for din
ner or supper, and every Republican vot
er was brought out. The vote is the
largest ecer polled in the count}'. Of
course we are alive with enthusiasm, and
will roll a majority up for " Oid Abe"
that will "astonish the natives."
11. F. S.
The late Kendal O. Peabody, of Fiank
lin, was accustomed to tell the following,
which we have never seen in print :
Mr. \\ ebster and Mr. Clay were stand
ing on the steps of one of the hotels in
\\ ashington, and Mr. I'eubody was close
bv and heard what was said. A drove
;of Jackasses were passing by, and Mr.
Clay thought it a <rood opportunity to
get a joke upon Mr. Webster. lie patted
Mr. W . on the shoulder—pointed to the
long-eared donkeys, and said :
" Mr. Webster, there are some of your
Northern constituents."
"ies," replied the great statesman,,
"going South to teach school."
SINGULAR CASE.—Thompson, now
under sentence of death in Philadelphia,,
presents a singular phase, which probably?
has never happened before in any courfcr
in the world. iSouic months ago, Judge
lhoiupson passed sentence of death ou.
John Capie, who was olearly convicted!
l ot murder in the first degree. Through,
some influence, he obtained a pardon,
trcm the Governor, and was set at liber
ty. Continuing his bad habits, and fre
quenting 1J is bad haunts, Capie bccau.o
involved in some difficulty with Thomp
son, who in turu, murdered, (he murderer.
We now have the singular spectacle of a
•Judge, who had sentenced one man to be
hung, passing a like sentence on another
lor murdering the one it was formerly'
passed upon, and both, undoubtedly just
ly condemned to the gallows! Truly
this was blaed for blood.
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3w3 SHAW & CLARK, Riddeford, Maine.

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