Newspaper of Bedford Gazette, June 15, 1860, Page 2

Newspaper of Bedford Gazette dated June 15, 1860 Page 2
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BEDFORD GAZETTE. | —BEDFOR6, Pa.- FRIDAY, JI Yi: i, 1-60. jf BTf. Meyers, Editor and Proprietor. FOR GOVERNOR :" ~ ; c IIENRY I). FOSTER, ji OS WESTMOKELAND COCNTY. ! 1 "The principle of the tariff of 1842. , as far as related to the manufacture of !, IRON; of any description, or of every description was WOT TOO HIGH." — 8 HEJ\RY D. FOSTER. a ?TTTTTT77?I !• The Irrepressible Conflict- ABRAHAM LINCOLN, the Black Republican - nominee for President of the United States, is the j a author of the annexed treasonable, fanatical and j c revolutionary doctrine. It was announced by hitn j prior to Seward's "Irrepressible Conflict" Roches- ? ter speech, the leading idea of which it embodies, ' and was the basis of all his arguments against Ste- ; s phen A. Douglas in 185S, by whom he was defeated j I tor the U. S. Senate. Let the conservative masses v reflect upon this startling doctrine, and let patriots | j shrink from it as from a serpent whose sting -rc j j death ! "We are now far into the fifth year since a policy | was initiated with the avowed object and confident j d promise ot putting an end to slavery agitation Under the operation of that policy, that agitation has not only not ceaseJ, but has constantly aug- ' tnented. In my opinion, it will not cease until a I J crisis shall have been leached and passed. A house 1 divided against itself cannot stand. I believe thic I tl government cannot endure permanently half slave j and half free. Ido not expect the Union to be dis- ! solved —l do not expect the house to fall—but I do ! a expect it will cease to be divided. It will become 0 all one thing or all the other. Either the opponents h of slavery will arrest the farther spread of it, and a place it where the public mind shall rest in the be lief that it is in the course of ultimate extinction , or s its advocates will push it forward till it shall be- ! a eon.e alike lawful in all the States, old as well j p as new—North as well as South." ! v bfebbbbbbbhbib |S^DliiElLimoE;; Pursuant to rules adopted by the ; Democratic party of Bedford county, at their regu lar Meeting held in February, 1856, which rules are now in force, the Democratic Vigilance Committees j of the several townships and boroughs of Bedford i coonty, are hereby requested to give written notice i that elections will be held in their respective dis- ' tricts, on SATURDAY, THE 16th DAY OF JUNE, j next, for the purpose of selecting two delegates from •aeh district, to represent such district in the com- 1 ing Democratic County Convention, said Conven- r tion to meet in the borough of Bedford, on TUES DAY, THE 19th DAY OF JUNE, NEXT, at 2 o'- 1 clock, P. {or the purpose of putting in nomina- I tion a County Ticket, and appointing Legislative, , Senatorial and Congressional Conferees, to meet similar Conferees from the other counties composing the Legislative, Senatorial and Congressional dis tricts in which Bedford county is included. The Democratic voters of the several townships end bor oughs, are also requested to attend to the election of Vigilance Committees for the ensuing year, which Committees will be chosen on the same day on which the Delegate Elections are advertised to be held. Return of the result of these elections, will he made to the undersigned, on the day of tha meet ing of the County Convention. By order of the Democratic Co.Com., O. E. SHANNON, May 25, 1860. Chairman. The following persons were chosen Vigilance Committees tor the several townships and boroughs of this county, by the Democratic voters, at the Delegate elections held on the third Saturday of Jone last, and the coming Delegate elections will be j held by them in their respective districts : Bedford Borough. —Joseph W. Tate, Thomas H ' Lyons, J. W. Lingenfelter. Bedford Tou-nship.— Daniel Fetter, J. T. Gephart John W. Scott. Broad Top. —Map Jas. Patton, Col. T. W. Hor too, S. S. Fluke. Colerain. —Josiah Shoemaker, Joseph Cessna, God frey Yeager. Cumberland Valley. —J. C. Viekroy, Geo. Bennet. H. J. Bruner, Esq. Harrison. —Geo. Elder, Geo. W.Horn, Jar. Comp. Hopewell. —William Gorsuch, Samuel Bolinger, Abraham Steele. Juniata.—Gen. Jas. Burns, Win. Gillespir, John Corley, Sr. Liberty —l. Rensinger, Esq., Gso. Rhoads, John Bori&R. Londondrry.— John Barth, Henry Miller, James C. Devore.e Monroe.— -P. Barkman, D. Evans, And. Steekmsn. JVapter John Sill, Samuel W. Miller, William Albangh. Providence E.—D. A. T. Black, Cad. Evans, H. Chamberlain, Jr. Providence W —John D. Lucas, Josiah Baugh man. Col. S. B Tate. St. Clair. —Tbos. B. Wisegarver, Jacob Berkley. A. J. Crisman. Sthellsburg. —Peter Dewalt, B. F. Horn, Henry Culp. Snahe Spring Hon. J. G. Hartley, Nicholas Koons, Daniel L. Defibaugh. Southampton. —Tbos. Donahoe, Alex. Fletcher, Win. Adams. Union.—Jacob Corle, Jr., John H. Walter, Abra ham Croyle. Woodberry S. —C. B Kochendarfer, Wm. Tetwi- Ur, Levi S. Fluke. Woodberry M Henry Fluke, W. J. Galbraith, D. K. Barley. THE COUNTY CONV ENTIONT The Democratic County Convention to nom inate candidates for the various county offices to be filled at the ensuing October election, will meet at the Court House, in this place, on Tuesday next. The success of the party in this county, will be affected to a considerable ex tent, either for good or for evil, by the action of this body. Ic view of this lact, the Conven tion should have one purpose above ail others* via: the nomination of a ticket that trill com mand the entire vote of the party in the county. Let justice be done to the claims ot the various candidates, but let delegates remember that the interests ot individuals are not to be compared with those of the party. Let the counsels of the Convention be harmonious, looking at all timea to the success of the party and its princi ples. At five successive elections we have carried Bedford couofy. The responsibility for the future rests with the Convention on Tues day next. 'FIFTY-SIX VERSUS 'SIXTY. The "Dutch Flank" vs. the American Platform. Below we present a brace of planks Irom Opposition platforms. The first one is made oi regular native-grown American pine. The other is of wood imported from'.Europe, veneer ed with a good coating of Black Republican mahogany, and inserted in the Chicago plat form under the pressure of foreign influence. The first via* the main stay of the platform on which Millard Fillmore stood in 1856 ; the boast and the pride of the Fillmore men of Bedford county. The other, as will be seen, is the exact reverse of the first. It is the very plank disdained, despised and spa f upon by the American parly. It is wbat that party con sidered the very poison, the very deadliest curse of our political system. It is what the Democracy were charged with upholding by the very men who adopt it. It is what formed the subject of the bitterest and vilest denuncia tions of the Opposition but a short time ago. It is. in short, the "Dutch Plank" of the Chica go Platform, on which Abraham Lincoln stands, asking for the support of the men who have taken an oath, that the doctrine contained in that plank is wrong. How dare the men who declared in 1855 and 1856, that the Know Nothing oath was binding and irrevocable, attempt to ask the people to support Lincoln on this platform 1 How dare they attempt to barter away the honor of their converts, and to induce them to commit what they them selves avowed was perjury of the basest sort ? Let them remember that Ananias and Sapphira were struck dead for lying, and that the thun derbolts of justice still descend from an angry Heaven. From the Platform a-f From the Platform dopted bij the American adopted by the "Re party, as published in publican" party, at the Bedford Inquirer. Chicago, Alay lltn, Sec. 9. A change in. That the Republi the laws of naturaliza- can party is opposed tion, making a continu-;to any change in our al residence ot twenty Naturalization laws,or one years, of all not any State legislation by heretofore provided for, which the rights of an indispensable requi- citizenship hitherto site for citizenship here- accorded to immigrants after, and excluding a!! from foreign lands, shall paupers and persons con- be abridged or impaired, victed of crime, from and in favor of giving a landing upon our shores:|full and efficient protec but no interference with tion to the rights of all the vested rights of classes of citizens,whet h foreigners. |er native or naturalized both at home and a ; broad. Fillmore lor Bell. The Abolition newspapers [copy articles ! from the Buffalo Commercial Advertiser, a pa- , per published at the home of Ex-President Fill- • more, to create the false impression that that j gentleman intends supporting Abraham L in- ! coin for the Presidency. These tricky sheets find it, however, very convenient to omit an article which recently appeared in this same Buffalo Commercial Advertiser, which give* the lie direct to their insinuations that Mr. Fill more will support Lincoln. They forget, too, to tell their readers that the Boston Courier, an old-line whig newspaper, has been authorized j by Mr. Fillmore to say that he is for Bell and j Everett. They might also have added that j Mr. Maynard, Whig member of Congress from i Tennessee, and a Fillmore elector in 1856, sta-j ted in his place in Congress, a few days ago, that he had the best authority for saying that Mr. Fillmore is opposed to the Chicago Black Republican ticket. It being thus proved that Mi. Fillmore is for Bell and Everett, do his whilom friends in Bedford county propose to follow or desert him ? The following is the article of the Buffalo Commercial Advertiser, correcting the rumor that Mr. Fillmore intended to support Mr. Lin coln, and we commend it to the careful peru sal of that once ardent friend (!) of Fillmore, the Hon. Fr. Jordan, hoping that he will not forget to have it inserted in the {next issue of his organ, for the benefit of the former friends of Mr. Fillmore in this county : "We are authorized and requested by Mr. "Fillmore to say that there is no truth in the "report whatever. So far as we know Mr. "Fillmore's sentiments, Ihev remain the rame "as I hey were in 1856. He has ceased to be a "public man, but not to feel a deep interest in "the welfare of the republic, and he deprecates "all sectional parties as dangerous to the wel "lare and peace of the country. In that cate ' he includes the Republican organization. , "If he has any preferences we doubt not that ''they are directly for Bell and Everett." THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION. This body will re-assemble at Baltimore on iMooday next. Stormy scenes may be expec ted, but in the end, we feel confident, all will be well. For our part, we shall be governed by the will of the majority of the Convention, no matt er whether it tallies with our individual preferences, or not. As our readers are well aware, we have never advocated the claims of any of the candidates for the Presidency now prominent before the Democra'ic National Con vention. Several months ago we expressed our personal preference for Judge BLACK, and we have not had occasion since to change our opinion. Nevertheless, we are] for the regular nominee at Baltimore, be he who he may, whether Dickinson, Douglas, Breckinridge, i Black, or any other Democratic statesman. We have an enemy in front of us, and, there fore, it is not necessary to seek for one in our own ranks. Let us stand together against the common enemy—against Disunion and Black Republican anarchy—against the repetition of John Brown raids, aud for the maintenance of the glorious Republic which we cherish aod ble&s as our country and our home. "Now that the Gazette is weekly belckng forth its columns of stale lies, taken from lin dred prints, hadn't it better correct the fake hood it uttered and persisted in, in regard to 'Squire Oldham, of Union tp. ? Can the ass?r tions of such a print be believed V* The author of the above editorial bijou is easily detected. Its ear-marks are not to be mistaken. We, therefore, need uot disgrtce our columns by printing the author's name. We have redeemed our promise to 'Squire Oldham. We have given the 'Squire the name of the gentleman who told us that he ("Squire Oldham) was engaged m selling the Helper book. It is a question of veracity be tween that gentleman and 'Squire Oldham. If there was any mistake, it was not on our part. We desire to do no man injustice. "Can the assertions of such a print be be lieved ?" "1 thank thee, Jew, for teaching me that word !"' Can a sheet be believed that declared in 1858, that the property of Jacob Beckley, the Democratic candidate for Commissioner, was in the hands of the Sheriff ? Can a sheet be believed that made the deliberate and unqualifi ed assertion that if John Amos was elected Poor Director, his son would be made Steward and his son-in-law Miller ? Can [a sheet be believed, or respected, that has used the filthi est blackguardism when sneaking of decent and respectable females, or can its "editor be made the associate of men having any self respect, when on account of his indecent allu sions to a pure and virtuous lady, the daughter ola Democratic candidate for Congress, he dared not venture near the town in which she resided for fear of a coat of tar and feathers ? GREELY AND SEWARD. The office-hunting propensities of the white-coated philosopher. A furious and relentless warfare is at pres ent being waged between Horace Greely and most of the other prominent "Republican" lea ders in New York. It will be remembered that Greely went to Chicago to bring about the defeat of Seward and that he gave as his reason for doing os that Mr. Seward could not be elec ted. The subjoined letter written by Horace six years ago, puts the matter in a different light and shows that the white-coated philosopher was the personal, instead of the political, ene my of Seward. Governed by the most mer cenary of motives, the lust for office, Greelv deserted his early friend, (for Sevvaid first brought Greely into notice) and took sides a gairist him whenever there was an opportuni ty to do so. Tbe quarrel raised among the New York "Republicans," by GreeJy's cupidi ty and thirst tor revenge, is a very "pretty one as it stands." Horace's letter is as fol lows : NEW YORK, November sth, 1854 To the Hon. William H. Seward — Slß: I desire to' say to you that the firm of Seward, Weed h. \ Greely is from this day dissolved, by the with- j drawal of the junior member of the firm.— ; When I edited the Jeffersonian, at Albany,) you and your friends acknowledged the effect ' of my labor in your cause, in elevating you to*J the office of Governor and United States Sena-i tor. For my laijor in sustaining you. I only j received ten dollars a week, to support rny J wife, self and child. When you were Gover- 1 nor of this State, with great patronage in your j hands, no offer of any position to assist me was ever made. When General Harrison was elected President, you had full control of the | federal patronage in this State, and I received ' no consideration at your hands. When General ! Taylor was elected President, you also had the pi incipal distribution ot the federal patronage, and in connection with Mr. Wepd, you made Hugh Maxwell Collector of this port, a man who was never entitled to the confidence of the Whig party. Instead of rewarding men who had faithfully adberpd to Henrv Clay, and to you, such men as Zebedee Ring an out cast from Nova Scotia, was appointed Surveyor of the Port ; David A. Baker was made Naval Officer ; William V. Brady Postmaster ; Wm. H.Leroy Naval Agent ; Hiram Fuller Naval Storekeeper ; John Young Sub-Treasurer ; and a man was selected for the United States Mar shal whom you know I cannot name. And, yet, while you know I lost every dollar 1 possessed, {in starting that Galway line of steam packets, to benefit Ireland and yourself, no offer was made me of assistance or place. Subsequently, it was understood by my friends that I should be the candidate of our party for Governor, and your consent was given ; but, instead of supporting me, you and your friends nominated that trimmer and little villain, Ray mond, for Lieutenant Governor, who was of no advantage to our party, and a man whom to know is to detest. In all the positions I have labored to place you, the emoluments and the honors have been divided between yourself and Weed. I have now to say that any support you may hereafter receive from me will be because it is necessary for the party, but uct from personal considerations. Yours, &r., HORACE GREELY. Oj?~Candtdates submitting their claims for nomination to a Convention, delegates taking seats in a Convention and persons voting at delegate elections, impliedly and virtually pledge themselves to abide by the result of the Convention. No man should be aliowed to vote at any delegate election, unless he is will ing to support the nominees of the Convention. This is a rule, without the observance of which Conventions would be a nullity, and of no earthlj use or ellect. We would suggest to the Democratic Vigilance Committees, that all doubtful voters be questioned on this subject before their votes are received. GREAT TROTTISG MATCH. —One of the finest exhibitions of the powers of the trotting horse that has ever taken place in this country, oc curred on Weduesday, on the Union Course, Long Island, in a race between that phenomena of the turf, Flora Temple, and the Bashaw stat ion George N. Patchen. The race, which was mile heats, was won, after a most desperate struggle, by Flora, in the remarkable quick time 012:21,2:24, 2 • 2U_tb best ever made on this track. Local and SUgoellaneouS: ... .STRUCK BY LIGHTNING. —During one ol the recent violent thunder storms, the dwelling house of MR. GRIFFI TH, in Broad Top town ship, was struck by lightning. The electric current passed down the chimney, stunning all in the house. Mr. Griffith merely saw a bright flash on the stove, and then on recovering from the shock, he beheld his wife and children ly ing on the floor apparently dead. The chil dren, however, soon revived, and the wife also recovered in the course of an hour. ... .LARGE HA:L STONES.—A gentleman re siding in Cumberland Valley township, picked up a number of hail-stones which fell during a recent storm in that region, eleven of which weighed a pound. The country that can beat that, must have been made to the tune of "HazC Columbia!" ... .The Annual Exhibition of the students ol the Allegheny Male and Female Seminary, at Kainsourg, will come olTat that place, on Thursday, the 2lst inst. The peiformance? will be of a very interesting nature, and we have no doubt will amply repay all who may attend. There will be a band of music in at tendance 9 and other arrangements have been made to give variety to the proceedings. The public are respectfully invited to be present on the occasion. ... .J. M. Shoemaker &. Co. have just re turned from Baltimore with a fresh stock of Summer goods, whicn they are selling cheap. Give them a call, DECLINATION. The annexed letter from JOSMH MILLER ESQ., will inlorm the Democracy of the county, that he is at present not a candidate before them. MR. MILLER is one of the old war-horses of the party, and loves it lor the sake of principle. Would to heaven that men of his stamp were more abundant. "I am for harmony in the Democratic ranks !*' Let the patriotic declara tion ol Esq. Miller, be the watchward ofeverv candidate, be he successful, or disappointed. Londonderry Tp., June the 11th, 1860. FRIEND MEYERS : In the last issue of the Gazette, I sie nry name announced as a candi date lor the office of Commissioner. This has been done without my knowledge. I am tor harmony in the Democratic ranks. Therefore I cannot place myself in She way of any of the other candidates. Please let it'be known that I am no candidate at this time. Yours Trulv, JOSIAH MILLER. LINCOLN'S POLITICAL RECORD HOW HE WANTED TO THANK GEN. TAYLOR. Since Abraham Lincoln has been nominated for the Presidency, his friends are trvin<'hard to make him out the greatest man in America. But unfortunately his history will not sustain such a character. What has Lincoln ever done that he should be called great, or worthy of the Presidency of a great nation? Absolutely nothing! He has been a member of the State Legislature of Illinois two or three times, and fir one session a member of Congress and that complete* his politic d career up to this time. While in Congress he was celebrated for only one thing, viz : opposition to the Mexican War; and that, too, after the war had been in success ful operation for nearly two tears! He took his seat in Congress in December, 1547, the battle of Buena Vista having been fought in the February previous. Did Lincoln while a Con gressman, endeavor to bring the war to an hon orable termination, or was he engaged in the discussion of measures intended to ernbaras our Government, and encourage the Mexicans in their acts of hostility ? Let his record speak. On the 20th day of December, 1847, Hon. W'm. A. of Illinois, introduced the following resolution relative to the war: Resolved , That the existing war with Mex ico was just and necessary on our part, and has been prosecuted with the sole purpose of vin dicating our national rights and honor, and of securing an honorable peace. Rnolved, That the rejection of our repeated overtures of peace leaves this Government no alternative but the most vigorous prosecution of the war, in such manner, consistent with the laws of nations, as will make the enemy feel all its calamities and burdens, and until Mexico shall agree to a just and honorable peace, pro viding satisfactory indemnity in money or ter ritory for past injuries, including the expenses of the war. Resolved , That the amount oftfie indemnity must necessarily depend upon the ■ obstinacy of the enemy and the duration of the war.— Vide Con. Globe, 1847, p. 59. Mr. Lincoln voted against these resolutions, as he said in his speech in the House on the 12th of January, 1848, from which the follow ing will explain his position. Mr. Lincoln said : "But in addition to this, one of h'l9 colleagues (Mr. Richanlson) came into this House with a resolution in terms expressly endorsing the jus tice of the President's" conduct in the beginning of the war. So that he found himself here, if he was inclined to give the President his sup plies. and say nothing about the original jus tice of the war—if he was inclined logo with him, to look ahead, and not back—in a posi tion that he could not do so. He should feel compelled to vote on this resolution in the neg ative." Does not this show clearly, that Lincoln not only opposed the justice of the war, but would even have voted against "the President's sup plies,' if that question had come up by itself? Richardson's resolutions were for the honorable prosecution of the war, but Lincoln opposed them, and thereby placed himself on the record in favor of a dishonorable termination of the same. In short, he was in favor of withdraw ing our troops, and telling Mexico and the world that we had been engaged in an unjust war of aggrpssion. When resolutions of thanks to Gen. Taylor were introduced in the House, January 3d 1848, Mr. George Ashmun, the President of the late Chicago Convention, moved to add as an amend ment, the following : "/n a war unnecessarily and unconstitutionally * begun by the President of Wie United Stales." Lincoln voted for this amendment. (See Cong. Globe, JB4B, p. 95.) Hence it appears that Lincoln desired to thank Gen. Taylor for "obtaining a victory over the enfmy (at Buena Vista,) which, for its signal and orilJitnt character, s unsurpassed in thei military annals of the world," but "i/ a war unnecessarily and unconstitutionally begun." j That is the kind of thanks that Lincoln desired to give Gen. Taylor "and the officers and sol- | diers of the regular armv, and of the volun teer under his command." In another place in Lincoln's speech on the war, he thus spoke of the President: "The blood oftbts \Va>, like the blood of Abel, was crying frori. {he ground | against him." Thus it will be seen that Lin coln regarded the blood that oui soldiers shed in Mexico, as crying from (he ground against them, like the blood of the murdered Abel. \ Were our officers and soldiers in Mexico mur derers? Lincoln answers, in effect < "that thev were!" For this speech see Congressional I Globe, 184-8. page 155. ,! But the most noted, as well as the most ri- ! diculous act of Lincoln's Congressional career,! was the introduction into the House, on the 22d of December, 184-7, of his "spot" resolutions. This was after the war had been going on lor about twenty months. Among other whereases and resolve?, the following are the pith of the "spot" manifesto : And Whereas, This House is desirous to ob tain a full knowledge ol the facts which go to establish whether the pai'.icular spot on which the blood ot our citizens was shed, was or was not at that time our own soil ; therefore, Resolved by the House of Representatives, That the President ot the United States be re spectfully requested to inform this House— -Ist. Whether, the soot on which the blood [of our citizens was shed, as in his message de clared, was or was not within the Territory of | Spain, at least after the treaty ot 1819, until the I Mexican revolution. 2d. Whether that spot is or is not within the territory which was wrested from Spain by the revolutionary government of Mexico. 3d. Whether that spot is or is not within a settlement of people, which settlement has ex isted ever since long before the TVxas revolu tion, and until its inhabitants fled before the ap proach of the United States army. Thus Abraham Lincoln, instead of trying to produce measures to bring the war to an honor able termination, was wrangling about the "particular spot" upon which the first blood was shed. But "Old Abe" never found the "spot." And there is another "spot" that he will never rest upon, viz : the "particular spot" on which the White House stands.— Patriot 4* Union. Things sacred to the Black Re publicans. The New York Herald, of a recent date, con tains the following list of relics of the form-r history of "Spotty Lincoln." Every Black Re publican should have a full invoice of them : 1. Handleol the maul with which Lincoln split his first rail. 2. Chew of tobacco masticated during the operation. 3. Waistband of breeches split during the operation. Patch of seat of ditto. 4. Portrait of the man who stood against a tree looking at Old Abe splitting the rail.— (Old Abe told him if he kept on sogering there, he'd never get into Congress, and he didn't.) 5. Horns of the oxen who hauled |the rails. 6. Half a pint of whiskey, (rifle-warranted to kill at a hundred yards) distilled in the hol low by old Abe. 7. Original tin pot out of which Old Abe took his drinks. 8. View of that grocery (by "our own artist on the spot.") 9. String ot one of the original brogans worn bv the Prephel in his hegira from Kentucky to 1 llinois. 10. Haifa pound of best Young Hyson sold by Lincoln, as a grocer, to the sire of the first white child in Sangamon county. 11. Pine knot from the original hut built bv TJncle Abe from lumber got out by his own hands. 12. Hair from maneot the horse who won a race of which Uncle Abe was judge. 13. Ditto from of losing horse in the same race. 14. Tooth knocked cut ol man's head who fought another man, and chose honest Old Abe referee. 15. Portrait of Old Abe when he tried to look pretty and frightened a child of one of the first families in the county into convul sions. tVe submit this catalogue in all good faith to (he Republican Cential Committee. If thev discard all absurd abstractions and go into the campaign on this grand piatlorm, they will be sure (o win, provided Old Abe gets a sufficient number of what his principal supporter at Chi cago cailed "electorial" votes. Opening of the Campaign. THE "DUTCH PLANK." IGNORED. To the Editor of the Evening Journal Sir, —The above is the title of an Editorial article in the Daily JVews , of yesterday morning, in which the Ed itor, who has been seduced into the support of the Chicago nominations, attempts to show that the so-called "People's Party" can preserve their consistency, and avoid Republican absorp tion, by simply exscinding the 14lh Resolution of the obnoxious platform. What a miserable subletfuge! What worse than childish folly I And the editor, after pluming himself upon so successfully getting around the difficulty, prates largely about being found where he has stood since 1854—earnest in his advocacy of Americanism, and resolute against foreign dom ination. Fortunately for the cause of Americanism, the sophistry of the JVsios is too apparent to mislead an* one. For myself, the effect of this miserable hypocrisy has only been to make me more resolute in my determination not to be transferred, in any way, into the ranks of Re publicanism; and I have this morning resolved to lend them not even a negative support > but to go against the whole "People's Ticket" in October, even at the risk of striking down some good men, who, under other circumstances, I should wish to see succeedi Indeed, how can any conservative man do anything else? Will not the triumph of Curtin in October enure to the benefit of the Republican party ? Will it not carry joy to iheir fanatical hosts all over the country, and disprit the friends of the Con stitution and Union in an equal degree ? Un doubtedly it wi!!,and I hold it, therefore, to be the duty of every friend of his country to pre vent that triumph by all the means in his power. AN AMERICAN. How LINCOLN STANDS AT HOME.-~-Jn the me morable campaign of 1858 in Illinois, Sangam on county, in which Abraham Lincoln resides, cast 3,216 Democratic votes,against 2,726 for the Republican ticket. A Bas?ir<3 Charge. The Republican journals of this State a-e parading a bit of testimony said to have been given b-fore Committee bv Corne l.us VV endell as tending to prove corruption un. on Mr. loster, the Democratic candidate for V"" 1 U,at araon * <>"> entries of Mr. Wendell's hank book tor 185S a charge wis discovered of $250 to "Foster ol Pennsvf t-anm," and that when Mr. Wendell wa > o r L" ed, lie admitted that he knew no other Foste than the Democratic candidate f l)r Governor This is the slender basis upon which the chari ot corruption is founded. It can be readily an swered.— In the first place, the entry of such item oo Mr. Wendell's book is no evidence that Mr Foster ever received the money. Mr. Wendel! has made so many wild and inconsistent state ments, that this equivocal testimony should be accepted with great caution. In the second place, admitting that Air. Fos ter received the money, there is no evidence to show that it was applied to corrupt uses. The sterling character o* the man and the arrfallness of the sum, are prima facie evidence that ft was not. The idea that Air. Foster intended to cor rupt the voters of his district and procure his election to Congress with $250 is simply absurd. If the money was placed in his hands ii was ap plied to the ordinary and legitimate expenses of the campaign.— We have no doubt that Mr Covode spent double this sum out of his own purse, which is a great deal longer than Gener al Foster's in order to secure his election to Congress in 1858, and has disbursed for politi cal purposes, much more than s2so—rec-ived from others. The character of General Foster as an honest man, challenges the scrutiny of his enemies, and may at any time be placed in favoiable comparison with that ot John Cc vode or Andrew G. Curtin. II General Foster's enemies intend to attack his character they must furnish other evidence than that derived from insinuations and inferen ces.—Patriot 4" Union. BEDFORD (PA.) SPRINGS. — We refer our rea ders to the announcement in another column of this old popular resort, which is admitted to be one of the most charming in the United States. The waters are of acknowledged superiority, and the salubrity and beauty of the spot is unrivalled. The hotel accommoda tions are excellent, and the means of access easy, by the Baltimore and Ohio and the Penn sylvania Central railroads. Nowhere can the denizen of dusty towns go to find a more pleas ant retreat, whether to indulge in the gayeties of a fashionable watering-place, or to enjoy the most quiet aspect of healthful rural lite. The village of Bedford, one inile from the Springs, with constant communication, affords accommo dations of the finest and most comfortable kind, for all who prefer retirement, in the hotels of Col. JOHN HAFFR, Mrs. FILLER, Mr. ISAAC MENGEL, jr., Mr JOHN BRICE, and Mr. JOSEPH ALSIP. The extensive buildings at the Springs are managed by Mr. A. G. ALLEN, a gentle man ol great experience and courteous manners, who has heretofore given great satisfaction to visitors, and we feel warranted in saving that every effort possible will be made to Pnder comtortable all who go to the "Bedford Springs." JOHN P. REED, esq., the accomplish ed and gentlemanly Secretary and Treasurer of the Company, will take great pleasure in answering any inquiries that may be made in reference to rooms or conveyances from the several railroad depots. There are three de pots where visitors can leave the railroad, viz: Broad Top and Holidaysburg, (Pa..) and Cum berland, Md. By taking the morning train in Washington, you reach Cumberland by 4 o'clock, p. m. If you choose, you can remain over night in that city, and go to Bedford by 2 o'clock the next day.— Constitution. NEW HAVEN ELECTION. —The annual char ter election in the city of New Haven, Conn., was held hst monday, and the result is a glori ous Democratic triumph. All the city officers are Democrats, by majorities varying from 960 to 785. The vote for Mayor stood as fol lows : H<rmanus M. Welch, Dem., 2,670- Willis Bristol, Opp., 1,710 Democratic majority, 960 At the Slate election last April, when the Democrats had a majority in New Haven county of between 800 and 900, (685 in the city and town,) the Republicans said it was because Mayor Wood had sent 1500 Irishmen up from New York, to stuff the ballot-boxes. What have they to say now ? We rather guess they are satisfied that the only "stuffers" were law ful Democratic voters. WASHINGTON MUNICIPAL ELECTION. —The returns of the election held in the city of Washington on Tuesday last, as published in the National Intelligencer , show the whole vote for Mayor to have been as follows :—J as. G. Berretf, t)em., 3,434 ; Richard Wallach, Opp., 3,410 ; Wm. B. Magruder, Ind. Derr., 147 : plurality for Berret, 24. The Democrats also elected six out of the seven Aldermen, and twelve out of the twenty-one members of the Board of Common Council. MR. SEYMOUR DECLINES. —The Hon Hora tio Seymour,Jof New York, whose name has been brought prominently forward in connec tion with the Democratic nomination for Pres ident, publishes a letter declaring that he doe not wish to be considered a candidate for that office, and that be has requested the Delegates from his Congressional district to withdraw his name in case it shall be presented to the Balt.- more Convention. KICKING IN THE TRAOES.— The Cincinnati Commercial (Rep.) is in ill humor at the Chi cago nominations, and pronounces Lincoln "a comparatively obscure man on the Western prair<es," aud laments that expediency, with a prospect of success, should have prevailed over man worship, with a certainty of de feat. HON. MILLARD FILLMORE. —The Boston Cou rier is authorized and requested by Mr. Fill more himself, to say that there is no truth whatever in the report as to his intentions to support the Chicago nominations. SENATOR NUNEMACHER DEAD. —Senator NU nemacher died at bis residence near Shartfr ville, Berks co., on Monday week last, afters protracted illness. IN Philadelphia, the club of'young known as the Minute men of 1856, havelr** organized and declared in favor of Bell and 1 COLD RECEPTION. —The nominations of Lio coin and Hamlin were immediately followed by a severe frost in Maine.

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