Newspaper of Bedford Gazette, October 31, 1856, Page 1

Newspaper of Bedford Gazette dated October 31, 1856 Page 1
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BY E. W. BO\V7IA\. NEW SERIES. The Drum Thieves. Tune—Camptovvn Races. We have two racers on the course, Du, Dah, We're bound to beat the Woolly Horse, Du, Dah, Our Wooly friends have uon'drou* powers, Du, Dai Jn stealing things at midnight hours, Du Dah, Du, Chorus —We're hound to drum all night, We're bound to drum all day, ■ I ill we drum that thieving ta-eal up That stole our drum away. They stole our drum from Fisher's shop They thought they'd make our music stop. In eighteen hundred and fifty-two They tried to spike our cannon, too. Chorus. They thought they'd beat us "locos" then but we made the cannon roar again: Tue most they do is steal and brag, They lately stole another Flag. Chorus. They tried to steal our platform, too. but di.l not get this trick quite through; They oidy got the rotten plank And down to the bottom they all sank. Chorus. Sam is dead and with them sunk, He was so rotten that lie stunk— Now Sambo man's their woollv crew For some are black and others blue. Chorus. Old Buck will run o'er bush and breaks, He'll clear the course and sweep the steaks. The Woolly horse must run behind, Because lie's like his party, blind. Chorus. The 11-phant's too slow to travel, Poor old chap must scratch the gravel. For Fdmore now there i> no use. And Donelspn't a poor excuse. Chorus. But we'll s-nd their mongrel crew, The black and white, the green and blue. Far up ttp* stream they call SALT RIVER, And leave them there to shake and shiver. Chorus. DAVID W. PENCIL. Napier Township. art arrpit Pn TttL' I'VlfiV Ex-Secretary Walker has recently written a letter on tlie- impending crisis in our political affairs, which has produced, ami is still produ cing a powerful impression upon Use public mind. It is written with all the clearness, *ar nestness, ar.d force for which the writer is dis tinguished. and abounds in passages of heart stirring eloquence of the purest and most ele vated character. The crowded .state of our columns alone prevents us from giving inser tion to the entire letter, which occupies a pamphlet ofsixteeii octavo pages. The charac ter oi this reinaikahle production may he infer red from (lie following thrilling and patriotic appeal, which closes the letter. "Let those ofthe North who fell you there is no danger shrink from the f-atful responsi bility they have assumed ere Hie evil day shall come upon ns. I ln-v tell us there is no dan ger— that they have heard this cry before of danger to tiw Union: hut there is no peril.— Nose iu 1820, none in 1833, none in ISfiO, and the warnings of Washington were a delusion. Whv, (lien, did they call Henry Clay, the great pacificator, and announce that thrice lie had saved his country ? How saved the Union if it never was in danger? But it was imperil led, and it was saved bv measures adopted bv vol-s of the .North and the South, {jut now Hie I i.ion between the Mori!) and the South, far as the votes for tlie sectional candidates 'd t lie so-called 'republican' party is concerned, u already dissolved : for no rr.an anticipates a Military electoral vote jbr those candidates in any Slate in the South; hut this controversy is to he sett led exclusively iu favor of and by the exclusive vote of the North : and the rights, *'wires, and interests of the South are to be v holly disregarded. "Beware, my countrymen ere it is too late flow you adopt these perilous counsels. (live vote that puts the Union in the slightest iyril. Hike no such fearful experiment.— friends of the Union, of all parties, our ene u.j s have combined ; they have fused, and un *er their united efforts the pillars of the Con *!|tutiotj and the { nion are rocking to their base, and we may have assemhled in NoVember "ext for the last time under our country's flag, "•''d as citizens of a common Union. The ene "tes of the L nion have united, arid vv hv should be ,s~perated? The flag of the North *A ' ■erican party as they call themselves, istrail ' L' in the dust, and is replaced by the Black v' publican standard. Your leaders have sur- the American flag, and taken in ex change the African banner. They have rapit <• i ited at discretion; tb<y have surrendered vour candidates and principles, and demand your Votes for the candidates and platform of hi** Black Republican party. Friends of the "ion, come ar:d unite with us to save the L - n °n . Come, u itbout any surrender of princi -I"'* ° n jour [.art or ours, to the rescue of our country. I n my inmost soul I believe that '' d , n, 'y Buchanan is the only man on whom, in "liiicient force, the friends of the Union can u to save the country. l ''Come Democrats, come Whigs, come friend: of the Union of every party—come to the res cue ot that Union, which James Buthaoar loves so well, and to preserve which the patriot statesman of Pennsylvania has given a long lift of devoted service. Come, my brothers, giv< rite your hand ; let us save the country first, and then settle, at some future election, the admin istrative measures about which we now difler, Come in the name of our common country, now in the agony of an approaching convulsion ( orne in the name of the Constitution and the Union, ncflv subjected to imminent peril! Come in memory ofthe commingled blood ol the North and the South poured out on the bat tle fields of the revolution! Come in the name of liberties ofthe world, which would be crushed by the fall of the American Union! Come with the farewell warnings of Washington on your lips, and imprinted on your hearts—not in sectional array of the North against the South, hut in the glorious panoply of our whole country, from North to South, fiom East to West ! Let the thirty-one columns wheel in fo with the same inspiring battle-cry, pealing from rank to rank, re-echoing from State to State. The I nion*—to the uk.-cie! L"! nstogether march to the polls, as our fath ers did in the hour ot peril, to the music and flag of the Union." THE 111-hi LT IN rE.WM LVASIA! The election in this State closed on Tuesday, the i Ith in-tant, and the Democracy have a cliieved by fai the most hriilrant victory ever known in the political annals of (he country.— We have a majority on the joint ballot in the Legislature; in the Congressional delegation we have made a gain often members: wg_have elected our Commissioner, our Auditor Geneial, and Surveyor General, by a majority of over three, thousand. This is a victory over one of the most wicked coalitions and corrupt combi nations. Seldom, if ever, were more discor dant materials brought together to defeat the D.-inocracy of the Old Keystutie—and never was a more unholy "union <T factions" more signally dai ated. The h ieuds of tlie Constitu tion and the Union milled areur.d tie slamiaid of Democracy with an enthusiasm and devotion, beyond all praise, and woilhy ol ail imitation —and notwithstanding the contemptible "u- I nion —that miserable bargain and sale of cliques —the noble hearted Democracy have achieved j an equally splendid and decisive tiiun ph. Ihe result is gratifying to every lover of his ! country. Especially so, because attained win n ' every adverse influence was exerted in its full est power. They prove that to meet those in fluences with patriotic determination, isceitain ly to defeat them. They make it our duty so j to meet them in the approaching and .final ! contest. They give us an assurance tEat if met ! -ir\ t Lex '* aguio fee defeated. It is j,, -or power, by the exerfiorTwhlctl 0~. crisis demands, largeiv to stiengthen, in ev.-rv : county in the Common wealth, the Democratic vote—to increase the present democratic ma- j joritv, and to diminish those of our abolition I opponents—every citizen must, from I.is own j knowledge of his own neighborhood, be well as . sored. Let him then assay himself resolutely i . and promptly to the task. Let it he the indi vidual duty of every man who loves the Con-I st hut ion of his country, personalis- to promote ' [lie success id the democratic electoral ticket,! and he will cottier a lasting benefit to his conn- I try. Immediate, complete, effective organiza tion, in every neighborhood, in every school i district, in every township, in every county— ! that which unites all in a common effort, diff'u- I ses information, inspires confidence and insures j triumph —is demanded from us ail, for the brief! period to elapse before this contest ends. Is there a Democrat in Pennsylvania, who in his sphere, vvill neglect to give bis aid to effect it ? 1 f o ask the question, is to receive the answer. ! io ait in the spirit of that answer is to secure the vote of our State, by a majority, not mere- j ly such as that of the late ebclion, hut such -as, numbers and in mora! and political influence i will give to her voice the weight long accord ed to it, with ready assent, by the whole coun try. That the struggle is one involving principles vital to the preservation of the Union and the Constitution no language of ours is needed to declare. No previous Presidential election has surpassed or even equalled it in importance.— I The tine color, and character, and object of the) party which strives to place John C. Fremont : at the head of the Republic are not matters of! mere speculation, or ao-rlon, or paitizan a He- i gation. 'I hey are matters of record. They ' are presented bv the American people in ari an- ! Ihentic, tangible, indisputable shape, in the pro ceedings of the last Congress, Jed on hv (Jid-j ' dings, Burlingarne, Campbell and other rank ] Abolitionists. On no other State does the importance of this j l contest devolve more than on the citizens of j i Pennsylvania. To guard our country from the I bloody influence of the abolitionists and disu- ' ni mists effectually depends upon the people of j I the Old Keystone. Be nut wanting to the oc- ! i casiun. Ihe result of the election just passed ' t by, affords the auguary—nay, the certainty of 1 I triumphant success. Let no impulse of patriot-j I ic zal he nabceded. ] n that event, {he glory ! • will attend on the Democracy of Pennsylvania r of l aving secured a triumph, not inferior in its 1 i ultimate consequences to any vvl ii h their trier gies have secured.— Piffsburg Union. \ | I 1 AWFUL PUNISHMENT.—The Chinese Reposi- : T lory tells of a strange kind of death putiidinient I i which v\ as inflicted on a Chinese criminal who c find committed a dreadful murder. IB* was,! wound with cotton, saturated with tallow, s places being left fur him to breathe. He was t then dipped like a monster candle, until be pre- 11 sent, d a mass oftnHow. In this way lie was i stuck up on his father's grave, right, dj ami kept a burning until his body was consumed bv slow r ilvgrtu s. ( s j Speech of Fletcher Webster! r( t ,ie °nly Son oj Daniel Webster, delivered at ( Lancaster, the. home of James Buchanan ! e ellow-Citizens of the U.ni ted States. — | riiaiik Cod I con say so still ! lam happy to j j meet you. I thank you forth** nattering nian . J ner in which you have received me. It gives . i mt * j°.v, citizens of Lancaster, to meet here ma , ny distinguished gentlemen who will address - | yon, and from whose words of eloquence and wisdom you will derive new resolution in sup . i poit of your patriotic cause, but it particularly j' gives me joy to meet here the son of an illustri . ous statesman now no more. (Applause.) He (' also told you, and he told others of your fellow- I citizens in-other places, that lie was a quiet laj'- . trier, living upon his place in Kentuckv. I | [The Keystone Club, e.rorted tiv the Wheatland ; Club of Linuu-ter, at -1 o'clock, here tiled into the > square, having jti-o arrived from Philadelphia. The ' T Cluh was preceded by the Pennsylvania Cornet i "and. and numlar.tl about 4000 D<vwrrats. As this ■ ; large body of men marched up to the meeting, the , | enthusiasm was unbounded. The sturdy yeomanry i | of Lancaster received the citizens of Philadelphia with .shout alter shout of joy, ar.d as they gazed up ■ | on the banner at the head of the Club, bearing the inscription, "Philadelphia salutes the home of Perui ! sylvatua s tavorite Son," they poshed forward to em* • brace their brethren, and give them a heartfelt wel i come.] Mi:. Vv kb>teh —When f was interrupted, 1 was referring to the distinguished gentleman who preceded me. Jje told von lie nevr r was in political iite. ]am insseit no politician and no orator. 1 have made-Lot one p -'iiical speech in sixteen years. I only desire p. are and the protection ol the law>, and |m tr the quiet i comforts of my home to the excitement ol po- j litical strife. What brings me liere? What brings me, a citizen of Massachusetts, on litis platform w itii the gentleman from K> ntucky, to meet you tlie citizens of Lanraster? What mo tive, what common cause has drawn us, with-: out concert or combination, or correspondence, voluntarily here, hut tire education and the j principles we received from-our great lathers, I who have gone before us —to love and stand by j the 1 nion; (Great applause.) Wh.v, ger.t B men. believing as we do, that the perpetuity of ; this 1 nion is threatened, and seeing (he dread ' ful storm in pending over us, which mav burst upon us v\ ith de-iruftive fury if we had sat. j down list less and folded our arms, you would i have expected, and we would have expected our f.ithers to rise Loin their graves and de nounce us. (Clwrs.) We are but dischar ging a sacred duty which we owe to our God, our country, and the glorious principles for which our lathers battled, when vv e come for- I ward and lend nor aid to the only party which j can save the Constitution and the Urspn. | (Cheers.) j A'} ''lends, lam no orator, but I will with 1 r-ir permission, have a ntire' ! you. J treed not tell you flint J have been a | W big, and f suppose it is equally unnecessary | mr rim to say that I am not ashamed to own it. ' So doubt t lie re are a great many tu fhr e me who : hold a similar position with myself. All of you i certainly could not have been originally Demo- ! i crats or there never would have been a Whig vote in Lancaster county. (Tremendous ap-j j plause.) Well, to you original Democrats as well as to the old line Whigs with w horn 1 lately acted, I would address myself for a few moments, arid give you the faith that is in me for b"ing here, on this platform to-day, and the reasons which have influenced me in rny defer initiation, and which 1 suppose have influenced ; other persons equally disinterested. Fellow-citizens of Lancaster! At the open- i ing of this canq aign politics had become so in volved am! intricate that I did not know w here I stood, and my first inquiry was w here to tro. Ihe U big party in Afussachi.setts, as in the country, vvus entirely dispersed. It onlv catri- : ed lour States at the last Presidential ejection, ; aim was so utterly defeated that it never seemed . ' likely to recover sufficiently to make another I nomination. In the upper branch of the Leg- ' islatuie of .Massachusetts there was not one , ■ Whig, and but one in the lower branch. I be- ! iieve the Democratic parly bad but one repre- I 1 sentative ,n the Legislature also, and the qu.s- ■ tion was which of tin* two great parties had the ' majority, W'hit h was decided at last in favor of ' tlm Democracy, their representative weighing ; 1 the must. (Laughter ami applause.j My in- 1 quiry then vv us where to go ' The Whig party j ' was disbanded and swept from th*• face of the ; 1 country t>v such a tornado of popular misappre- t heriskin as was never before witnessed in ' the I. nited States front the fountiali>n of the government lo Ihe present dav. A ; arty nominating Mr. Fremont upon sectional ground.- entirely, in a convention at which no S nub em gentleman could by any possibilitv • [•resent, and upon principles of bitter hostility to the South. The Frenu-nt Convention d< cla ret! a dissolution of all political connection with the South by their nomination, and therefore o.u Union man could act with them ! I held ou like a prudent man, until the Democratic pnrtv made its nomination at Cincinnati, and when the telegraphic voices communicated the intel ligence that Mr. Buchanan was nominated as the representative of principles which iriv fatti er had spent his life in advocating, the light ning was not half so long in bringing the news, as 1 was in taking my position. (Enthusiastic applause.) As soon as the issues of the cam paign were cbarlv defined, when the question of Union or Disunion was deliberately presen ted to the American people, and it became evi dent that bold and shameless demagogues who controlled Fremont and the Republican party had determined to make a fearful struggle to succeed in their treasonable designs, it became the duty of every man who loved his country lo array himself under the banner of that party in u fio>e ranks he could do the most service, and render the most assistance in defeating fa naticism, and maintaining the Union and trie Constitution entire. (Renewed applause.) 1 Freedom of Thought and Opiaitto. FRIDAY MORNING, BEDFORD, PA. OCT. 31, 185G! I know that th? Republican leaders deny that f disunion would follow in the event of the elec

tion ot Fremont. We do not charge that it will, but -we may vv.-ll he apprehensive of the success of an idea which is hostility to on-* S'-c --1 tion of the Union, and a determination to de_ " i prive that section of all its rights under the s j Constitution, and may well implore the people .of this country not to lend their aid to a party j which would firing the Union into such immi nent danger. I'ellovv-citizens, if vouseea man blowing a coal, do you not conclude that he is 1 j doings > to lighten a flame, and is it not an in suit tojour common sense for these men to tell us that they do not mean disunion when they are progressing in this manner? There are " | the Black Republicans, no doubt, worv'w* hot mean disunion, hut hovering upon ' i their flanks are the Fhillipses-, Parkers, Piilsbu rys,,Garrisons, Greeleys, Burlmgasnes and IVil- S sons; shout ing them on like Indians upon the prain, driving masses of buffaloes into a pit fall, .<.>([ these ruen, honest and true, are rielu | d-d into the snare, and living from' imaginary danger |n the rear, are rushing into absolute i death u. fiont. (Applause.) Jn this critical state of-affairs. T deem it i v duty to do what I can iofl' f-*£it tiie doings of these had men, and to preserve the peace and pros pet it v which We are [msyjenjoying under an equal government, : and w.bj? it T solemnly believe can only he done iby then er'.ion of Jas. Buchanan. (Cheers.) 1 never dou Jed the result. With such piinci ples anjj|snch a leader, the Democratic party must succeed, and after the 4tli of November next, cur national flag will sti!! float as it lias ever fl.-f.ted triumphantly over tire Republic, without'ope stripe erased or a single star obscu red. (IjJjuiryiMastic applause.) lel low-citizens of Lancaster, and my old W big- frUfuis, there are other considerations wd ich'irifltiencn trie in giving mv support to the Under oh the Democratic party in this contest. V. hat the qualifications requisite for a Pres ident : -Jt will require very little observation to convince you that the most brilliant talents no not cjUjaltfy a man for the Presidential chair, but tne longest practical experience consistent with I he greatest bodily vigor that can he found in any one person, aie required to execute the duties ,ariff endure the fatigues of the office. W by, gentlemen, a President may he chosen by an almost unanimous vote, and ha vine supiyrrt of every journal in tie country, and before he has been in office one week, there will be ar, opposition raised to his admin is! ra- < tion. In the first place he has to make his ap- J oinlmefrts. arid in making them, lie will sure- . •' vdo as Louis Napoleon did, make nine enemies I and one tifjgrafefuf ft.an. Very well, the first ' filing brought to his notice is that a newspaper t which h'rfp-rly supported him, say the Free- : jJijiTl ,lUI upon him. (Laughter.)— t Naturally surprised arid ifi'digrwnt, he inquire* I tlie cause, and is told that he did not give tile . • editor or his brother an office tor which he ap- ] I'h'-d. Jiie {• reeport Liable is' then dpsLarcLfL- - an f finis f*- -on one j-nper alfej- another array- f ing itself against the President nrifil he wii not opep a paper until he kn>us it is friendly ' ins is a-fact. To hp President a man shook possess a vast knowledge of men ami things, which a long expeiience in public lifp can a lorn* give, in order to fit him for a wis*- selrc fion of advisors and a successful ado inistrati i' of public affairs. The experience is the result of a lifetime ; and when we find a man whc p< --esses it, together with undying love and de votion to the 1 nion, we f ae found one whc is qualified for the Presidency, and whom for our country's sake and our own we should ele vate to that e\alted position. ,\nw, gentlemen, there i- no man living who has so much ability and such long and varied experience in public afiairs, as your countryman, James Buchamnn. [ i'remendims applause.] Mr. Benton has f&vn as long in public lib", but has been almost always in one branch of the National Leg islature; hut Mr. Buchanan lias served long in the if us-of iv preventatives, long in the Sen ate, has hemi on foreign service abroad, and for one term served in the Department of Slate, always refb cling honor upon his State and coun try and credit up* n hin ->lf. [Cheers.] Where [•an you find ariv one now living who can say fs much fr bin-ell or has any one to sav it for him? We should all feel proud of our leader ami of his eminent qualifications for the office tor winch lie is a candidate. If vve look over lie hi-!orv of the country, we will hardly turn >ver a | jge ( f it, fbr the last forty years, in a hicli the i, ame of Mr. Buchanan does not ap :ar. (A p| : lose. ) rhere he stands for the ,1-1 forty ye;i:s, side by side with the grea'est and most iliustii >ns men of the country. (Re j tie wed applause.) it' any one of hie distin guished compeeis were now living, if the great sage of Ashland, if Calhoun, of South Carol i , na, or W eh-ter, were still it) the midst of their ! countrymen, to advise and guide them, they would be the first tod ■ justice to his great and unsurpassed talents, and use their hereb|t-an en ergies in securing his success in this crisis. fClleers. | S< I \R O\ A I*. R. CAR.—On one of the Rail road trains coining into this city on Wednesday, a curious scene was witnessed. iwo young Fieinonters had secured seats together, but having oocasi >n to have the car for a moment at a station left their coals in the seats. A colored pair came in, and the male suggested the propriety of removing the coats and Inking po.-session of the seat, which she vefv deliber ately did. - The young men soon returned and informed the ladv that the seat was taken.— She replied that she was aware of that, for she "/00/c rY." Some words passed between them, ] when a Buchanan mart shouted that nobody but a border ruffian would treat a colored lady in that way : and declared that it was an insult to Fremont and Freedom, to question her right to the seat. About this time the man came along taking the vote. He asked the voting men, who still lingered near their seat, for their votes. They declared for Fillmore, one adding that he should hereafter " sustain the Fugitive Slave, ■ Law." We think he was prejudiced against color.—. Milwaukie JVetes. E £ ulji>it Politic*!. The Rochester Union says that the Rev. J. Watts, pastor of St. John's Methodist church, preached a Fremont sermon on Sunday. He opened by offering a sort of apology for what he was about to say, urging that the times did not permit of silence. A number of the members of the church left tlie house on the announce- i merit being made, including ladies. At (lie close of the sermon, or previous to the dismissal of the congregation, Mr. W. gave notice that somebody would deliver an Abolition lecture at Corinthian Hail on that (Sunday) evening. The same paper "improves" tiie occasion of the greal Democratic triumph in Pennsylvania by the following seasonable advice and reflections: "We trust the Pennsylvania election w ill re store our 'Republican' friends to their senses— the political clergy to an observance of the cie cencies and proprieties ol their station —and j the rabid, both and clerical, to a recoiini- , tion of the rights of a common humanity and I a common destiny in those who hitler with ' them on political issues. These latter have treated Democrats as the enemies oi tiie human i race and the proscribed of God. They have I scoffed at the iil.a that a Democrat can be a Christian or a i.ivi r of ids country ; they have] tr* a ted him as an outlaw, whose opinions, principles, and sensibilities it were a merit to treat with scorn and contempt. "U - trust that such men will now be resto- i red to reason. We desire to consider, as we l ave always considered, the mass of our coun trymen as one in patriotism arid purpose—as all equally deserving the confidence of their f.-l iow-men and tlie favor of their God. While we severally differ in our views of .public poli cy and our preferences for men, let u> assidu ously cultivate sentiments of mutual confidence and respect, nor ever permit ourselves to doubt that tlm great mass of our countrymen are good patriots arid good citizens, seeking to promote the public welfare, though slightly variant in strumentalities and antagonistic organizations." Gov. Politick faking Position. The agony is over. The world is at length enlightened. Gov. Pollock has shown hisd and. - > He has avowed himself a Woolly-head and an ' admirer of tlie Woolly-horse. The fusionists ' had a ratification meeting at Ilarrisburg on 1 uesday, after tin* adjournment r.f the Conven- i tion, when Gov. Pollock delivered an address approving their action and beseeching his fiietids i to vote the ticket. He would not, perhaps, I have found courage to take the step hut for the I PWtow+egeort'fif of the "choice-spirits" Ik* found present— I hatSfM rCßiilw.iii.a gffi'FTy*'! i •fx-.t-fc**-* Kit tier, and others, who have gone t through the wars, and in whose leadr|yshi}>~His ■ Excellency has fai'h. But is it not sufficient | \ to excite alarm among Ihe honest men of everv jt party, when these political gamblers, who ha\e ' a earned for themselves an immortality of infamv, if sratlx r in their old haunts at Harrisburg to plot, j t deceive and betray the people. It was these j very men who instigated and practiced the stu- j pendens frauds of former years—these men whc proclaimed their purpose to "in at the election as though it had not been held"—these men who never knew political honesty and it is these men who now, after having been hidden for years in their own corruption and loath someness, come forth again tank with infamy to plot treason to the I"nion,and to seek to per suade the people to follow their leadership. But it wi.l avail them little. Those only will act with them who are thorough Abolitionists and Di-onior.i-ts at heart, and th" perfidy of Gov. Pollock in consorting with them will con sign him thereafter to hopeless obscurity and the contempt of tlie great mass of those who elevated him to his present position. The peo ple, forewarned as to the plaltings of Stevens, Penrose, and ilitner, will take good care to de teat their treasonable designs.— PhiludelpMa . Irgus. THE BLOODY VICTORV i\ B.ILTI3I&RE. In order to show u hat was done in Balti more at Tuesday's election, we copy the follow ing extraordinary statement of facts from the Baltimore Republican and Argus, of Wednes day evening: • '•ln the Jilt Ward Knov."-\ot! !':gism reigned triumphant, as will he seen fiy reference ro the returns of tbal Ward. Scaicely a naturalized citizen was suffered to cast his vote there: peaceable Democrats, whilst standing mar the pills con versing in a quiet, fuendlv manner, were set np.iii oy l.uge-fisted desperadoes, and driven away iroin tie neighborhood. One young man, a Democrat, was saved from being rough ly handled by police officers McCartney and Barton, who effectually protected him from the meditated on-laught. These two gentlemen, indeed, so far as we observed, in thai instance at h ast, acted with a fairness and impartiality worthy < i all praise, especially as so few par ellejs to their conduct was observer? during the day. Such was the force of the Know-Nothing shoulder-flitters, however, in the Ward, that vve doubt whether the police—not withstanding fiieir inclinations—would have been enabled to let the Democratic voters deposit their ballots. In the First Ward the "Blood Tub®" of Lauden slager's Hill, v ry officiously took possession of the polls, and it was only according to their im perial will fcnd pleasure, that a Democrat was suffered, occasionally, to deposit a vote. Scores upon scores of Democrats were driven away w itbout being suff-red to vote bv these precious enstodants of the elective hanchise. Jn the' Eighteenth Ward, early in the morning, tiie chiefs of the Know-Nothing regions held an out-door caucus,and verv modestly resolved TERMS, S3 PER YEAR. '; that tlie Democrats should not be allowed to vote until their own party had been enabled to cast their ballots in full. This very reasonable J determination was adhered to as far as possible, ; as the unusually smail Democratic vote cast in i tDat Ward yesterday, will indicate most con ; Clusively. "In short, in every Ward where the Know | nothings, aided generally by their police, could show an aggressive front, thev never failed so to c!o, and stopp"d every Democratic ballot that they pi-ssibly could, bv hook, by crock, by : threats or* by intimidations.*' Col. J< !;u W. Forney. The Washington Siar pays the following compliment to the Ci.airman of the Demo cratic Slate Central Committee ui Pennsylva nia : 100 much praise tor the result of the recent contest in Pennsylvania cannot be awarded to ! tiie State Central Committee ut that State, and its indefatigable apd able Chairman, Col. John VV. 1 urney. fhey worked as men never be fore worked in a political canvass, and infused throughout the whole State, among the active I men of the Democratic party, their own untir ;mg and uncoiu-ueia >|e spirit. For the last six weeks, at least, they hardly took time to <-at : t.-.eir im-als. '1 hev were as familiar with the condition of a hairs in every precinct of nearly ! " v '-ry ( ' nnty ol 11; great Commonwealth as any Den, c;at:c politician at its immediate centre could be, and were at ail times competent to ev ; ery emergency oi its position or requirements. Never heiore have we entertained so high an i impression ol the abiiilies o! Col. Forney as I iorces itseif on our mind as the result of our ; knowledge ot the history of that Committee's I labor and efficiency in this remarkable canvass though we had previously seen him tried iu many a political hery lurnace, indeed. The Liiiosi Safe! A L L I> E >1 0 C II A TIG! 'i he I. nion-loving men are carrying every thing before them! \y CON NEC riCUT has gone Democrat ic ! LL DEL AVY ARE has gone Democratic ! (T^FLORIDA has gone Democratic ! if. "MICHIGAN has gone Democratic! LI/"SOUTH CORCLINA has gone Demo cratic ! Uy 3 *INDIANA has gone Democratic ! AUK CJTV has gone Democratic! HAPPEN \S\ L\ ANT A hasgone Democrat ic ! in this State, although the vote is not all in, enough is known, to show that the Democrats have gained many members of Congress. i .. ttiiicn Ueilly. \ Several weeks ago we declined to defend Mr. NICILLY against the attacks of his enemies, say ing he would carry every county in the Dis trlcC and that would be vindication enough for any man. We pr phesied truly. Mr. Reilv has carried every county in the District. His majorities are as' follows: Adams: 41 Franklin, 43 Fulton, 262 Bedford, 123 Juniata, 40 509 The Vuiue ef a Fine Lady, Once I assisted at the soiree dnnsnntee of the ( ountcNs of Fritterhe.'ii. i"in* most brilliant star j in that galaxy of fashion was the young and levelv Aiarchionnt ss o/Fiddledaie. I saw her dancing in the hall. Around her snowy brow were set five hundred pounds : for such would j have been the answer of any jeweller to the question, "what are those diamonds With the gentle adulations ot her bosom, there rose and fell exactly thirty pounds and ten shillings. Ihe sum she wore in the guise oi a brooch of . gold and enamel. Her fairy form was invested in ten guineas ■ represented by a slip rf lilac satin : and this was overlaid by thirty guineas more in two skirts of white lace. Tastefully disposed down each side of the latter, weie six half crowns; which so many bows of purple ribbon had come to. The tower margins of the ihirtv ■ guinea skirts were edged with eleven additional guineas, the value ot some eight yards of silver fringe a quarter of a yard in depth. Her taper : waist, taking zone and clasp together, I calcu lated to be confined by fvrtv pounds sterling.— Her delicately-rounded arms, the glove of spot less kid being added to the gold oiacelet which encircled tiie htt |e wrist, may be said to have been adorned with twenty-two pounds five and sixpence, and, putting the silk and satin at the lowest figure, 1 should say that she wore four teen and sixpence on iwr feet. Thus, altogeth er, was this thing of light, this creature ot love liness arrived from top to toe, exclusively of little sundries, in six hundred and forty-eight I pounds eleven shillings.— Jos. Hume. HOI:RI;;LE ACCIDENT.—AN OI.D .MAN BCK.NT TO DEATH. —On Friday afternoon last, a horri , ble accident occurred in the village of Evans burg, Hpper Providence township, Montgome ry county, bv which an old man named John . Slough, a resident ofthat township, was burned to death. He was out riding with his daugh , ter ; the latter got out of the carriage in Evans : burg, to do an errand—leaving her father sit ting in (lie carriage. During her absence the old gentleman struck a match, for the purpose of lighting a sugar, but which he accidentally dropped among the straw in the bottom of the carriage, and immediately caught fire. The tire communicated to his clothing, and before assistance could be rendered, thev were entire ly burned from his body. He lived but a short time afterward. VOL XXV. NQ. 9.