Newspaper of Bedford Gazette, September 28, 1860, Page 1

Newspaper of Bedford Gazette dated September 28, 1860 Page 1
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VOLIME 37. NEW SERIES. rfIHE BEDFORD GAZETTE 3 JS PUBLISHED EVERV FRIDAY MORNING BY B. F. MEYERS, At the following terms, to wit i $1.50 pet annum, CASH, in advance. $2.00 11 " if paid within the year. 44 " if not P®" 1 within the year. rrT'So aubscription taken for less than six months, j 05rNo paper discontinued until all arrearages are uaiJ• unless at the option of the publisher, it hae „,n decided by the United States Courts that ths stoppage of a newspaper without toe payment ot_ ar rearages, is prima facie evideuce ci fraod and is a criminal offence. £-3The courts have decided Ihat persons are ac cr.uiiiable for the subscription price of newspapers, ,/ ,hej take them from the post olfice,whetber 'hey subscribe lor them. r not. RIIY* SHOULD ALL GOOD DEMOCRATS BE Vol XD SUPPORTING DOUGLAS. The following article from the Detroit "Free p r p sg ;' gives very satisfactory reasons why no good Democrat— no one having the interest of the party in view should be found opposing Douglas . Mr. Douglas is the regular nominee of the Democratic 3 party, chosen accotding to the rules and usages of the party conventions, having re ceived more than two-thirds of the votes of the whole convention ; while Mr. Breckiniidge is the nominee ot a mere bolting taction. In the convention where Mr. Douglas was unanimous ly nominated, there were two hundred and eighteen votes, while in that which nominated Mr. Breckinridge, there were but fifty-two and a half votes, or one hundred and five delegates. Mr. Douglas had a clear majority of the whole convention at Charleston, and should therefore have immediately received a nomina tion. The delegates who voted for Mr. Douglas at Chariest >n represented more tf.an 1,000,01)0 of the 1,838,232 votes cist for Air. Buchanan in 1855. More than of" the democrat ic voters of the Union called for his nominal ion and less than one-third opposed it. Mr. Douglas stands fairly ana squarely upon the platform adopted by the Charleston conven tion before there was any s"cession, while Mr. Breckinridge does not. Mr. Douglas is eminently a Union candidate. The fact that both Northern sectionalisu assail f im, demonstrates that Mr. Breckinridge isipm inently a disunion candidate. The fact that all disunionisis south of Mason &. Dixon's tiitn proves it. It was less than a WPW ago that the Journal of Commerce itself had to repudiate the disunion motives that so many of the Southern supporters of its candidate urg for their action, using this language; "We by no means consent to place our reasons for OUT action upon tbs (the disunion) basis." The result of the recent elections of the' sviuth shows that Mr. Breckinridge will be overwhelmingly defeated in those States which'l M was claimed he was sure to carry. The result of the recent elections points to the inevitable conclusion that Douglas will poll more votes at the South than Mr. Breckinridge. The action of the regularly constituted State Democratic conventions in the Northern States, and especially of those in Michigan and New York, should have their influence with ail good Democrats within those States. All these con ventions have endorsed Mr Douglas and repu diated Mr. Breckinridge. The fact that full three-fourths, if not five *ixths, of ail the Democrats in the Union sup port Mr. Douglas, will enable all those who are really in doubt as to the proper course to pursue, to choose between the two. Mir. Douglas is the regular nominee of the ' Democratic party, made such by old established rules and usages, and accepted as such by a vest majority of the party. Finally, Mr. Douglas can overthrow Black Republicanism; Mr. Breckinridge most assured ly canno. 0 BLACK-REPUBLICAN "HIGHER LAW." BOOTH, the fugitive-slave rescuer, of Mil wail kie, ho lately escaped from the custody of the United States marshal, stands in open de fiance of the law, and is publicly sustained by his sympathizers. Since his escape he lectur ed at Ripton, Wis., where the following inci dent occured ; "He announced during hi? remarks that there was a marshal in the room, and desired him to come forward and arrest him. Upon thi, it is stated, Deputy Marshal McCarty, ol Fond do Lac, stepped forward and presented a writ. The excitement was immense, about a hundred men crying out, "kill him," 'hustle himour,'&c. McCarty had his clothing near ly all torn off. JVo shots were fired, although revolvers and bowie-knives were handled carelessly. On Sunday Booth lectured in the grove, great excitement attending the speech, but no more attempts at a rescue." This man has for years had semi-impunity j to violate the laws of the United States, and set its officers and process at defiance. It is quite time, we think, that he should be con vinced that United Slates law is oot entirely farcical and impotent. DANGER AHEAD- The New York Post, the leading Republi can paper, snufis danger in tfie distance. It says: "If we rearf the signs of the horizon aright, we have now before us, and we say this in no j croaking spirit, one of the most desperate po litical contest# that has ever been fought in this State. The Republicans of New York are e q ialtothe contest if they will be united and go >nto action with singleness of heart; but if ev ery man must first settle who is to be Postmas ter General, who is to be Collector, and who is o be oight watchman, and if the competitors have to first prove, in hand to hand fight, which ' is the better man, before they can point their *words at the common enemy, our cause and our candidate are alike in peril." A REPUBLICAN JUBILEE. > Carl Schurz is coming ! Sound the Black j Republican trumpet —spread the news abroad ! bring in the Abolition hosts—Carl Schurz, the ■ slandereFof our forefather,the contemner of our Constitution, the reveller in revolutionary ideas, the representative man of Red and Black Re publicanism, will address his brother Abolition ists to-night in Harrisburg. L-t the one idea men—the fanatics who worship at false shrines and bow down before imaginary gods, strew his pathway with flowers! The great revolu tionist—the man who has the impudence to stand up and abuse the dead patriots and livin s'atesmen of Ameiica in the face of American citizens, deserves a warm reception, a glorious welcome from the followers ol Lincoln and Seward. Read again and again the following extract from his Sprngfield (Massachusetts) spe-ch ; read it, men of Harrisburg, and then with clear throats and lusty lungs shout alodd your hosannas to Carl Schurz, the aider and abettor ot abolitionism and treason : ! ''There is your Declaration of Independ ence," said he, "a diplomatic dodge, adopted merely lor the purpose of excusing the rebel lious colonies in the eyes of civilized mankind. I There is your Declaration of Independence, no longer the sacred code of the rights of man, but a hypocritical piece of sj.erial pleading, drawn up by a batch of artful p-ttifoggers, who, when speaking ol the rights ol man, meant but the privileges of a set of aristocraiic slaveholders, but styKJ it'the rights of man,' in order to thrbw d.ist in the eves of the world and to inveigle noble-hearted loolj into lending i them aid and assistance. [Applause] These are your boasted Revolutionary sires, no lon ger heroes and sages, BIT ACCOMPLISHED HtJMBCOGF.RS AND HYPOCRITES, W'lO S'tid One thing and meant another • who pass-d counter feit sentiments as genuine, and obtained arms and money and assistance and sympathy on false pretences! There is y4ur great! .American Revolution, no long.. the. grea, champion of universal principles, but n mean Yankee, trick [bursts ol applause and laughter] a wooden nutmeg —[applause]— the mo t impudent imposition ever practised upon the whole world!" [Applause.] There is s our man, O, Republicans ' There is your great orator,} our traveling advocate of Lincoln and Curtin—the vile slanderer of all that is good, ar.d hoiy, and sacred in the I memories of your children ! Take iiim to your bosoms, hug him, shout for him—and then , turn away from the filthy embrace, and ask pardon ol God and man lor the foul pollution! |to which you subjected yourselves. Confess to your children that you are ashamed, and ! turn your faces away from the mothers that! bore them. LINCOLN'S"OPINION OF THOMAS JEF FERSON. The Macomb [lilinoi.-] Eagle has raked up from its old files, a speech made by Abraham Lincoln in IS4-4, in which he said : "Mr. JeiTeison is a statesman whose praises are never out of the mouth of the Democratic i parly. Let us attend to tins uncompromising j tnend of freedom, whose name is continually invoked against the Whig party. The charac- j ter of J-flerson was repulsive. Continually pull ing about liberty, equality and the degrading ■ cause of slavery, he brought his own children to the hammer, and madt money uf his de baucheries. Even at his deatn he did not man umit his numerous olfsprmg, but left them soul and body, to degradation and the cart-whip. i A daughter of '.his vaunted champion of Dem ocracy was sold some years ago, at public auc tion, in New Orleans, and purchased by a socie ty of gentlemen, who wished ft* testily by her liberation their admiral on of the statesman who "Dreamt of freedom in a slave's embrace." "This single line I have quoted gives more insight into the character of the man than vol umes of panegyric. It will outlive his epitaph write it who may." A man who will thus speak of the author of the Declaration of American [lndependence is J utterly destitute of the feeling of a patriot, and ought to have (lie brand of shame alfixed upon his forehead by the American people. KEEP IT BEFORE THE PEOPLE. People of Pennsylvania—Union-loving peo ple of the old Keystone State—we desire to' keep before you the sentiments of the Black Republican party,the sentimenls which will cou troi the Administration, should Abaaham Lincoln be elected President of the United States.— Hear what Win. H. Seward said in a speech delivered by him at Boston, only a few days ; ago ; 44 What 2 commentary upon the wisdom of , man is given in this single fact, that fifteen years only after the death of John Quincy didnms, the people of the United States, who hurled him from power and Jrom place, are calling to the head of the nation, to tie very seat from which he wis expelled, J]bra hum Lin coln— [-nthusiastic ch-eis] whose claim to that seat is that he confesses the obiiga'ions of that higher law —[applausej which the Sage of Quincy proclaimed, and that he nvovis him self, for weal or tco, for life or death, a soldier on trie side of freedom in the irrepressi ble conflict between freedom arid slavery.— ; [Prolonged cheering] 1 tell you, fellow -j citizens, that unlh t Ins victory comes the end of the power of slavery in the limited States. [Cheers.]" Ssvs the Cincinnati Enquirer : "This is unmitigated Abolitionism—an Ab olitionism that contemns and repudiates the Constitution of the United States, and is govern ed by a higher law than that instrument. Seward vouches lor Lincoln. He knows him, and de clares that his election will destroy slavery and precipitate upon the country four millions of free negroes /" v BEDFORD. PA. FRIDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER '2B, 1860. | AN ABOLITION DOCUMENT. i The following appears in a late nuinbero! the Austin Gazette : DENTON CREEK, Aug. 3, 1860. DEAR SIR —A painful aoscesr on m, j thumb is my apology for not writing at Ander son. Oar glorious cause is progressing finely, as far South as Brenham. I there paited wih Bro. Wempler ; he went .still farther soutl : he will do good wherever he goes. I travelpri up through the frontier counties, part ol tin time under a fictitious name. I found man friends who had been initiated, and understand the Mystic-Red. I met with a good numipr of our friends near Georgetown ; we held a cm sulfation, and were unanimously of opiniin that we should be cautious of our new associ ates ; most of them are desperate characters aid may betray us, as there are slave-holdys among them, who value poor negroes mtirh higher than a horse. The only good they wll do is destroying towns, mills, etc., which" is oij only in IVxas at present. It we cm break Southern merchants and millers, aid have their places filled by honest Republicais, Texas will be an easy prey, if we only do mr duty. All wanted for the tune being is comul of trade. Trade, assisted by preaching aid teaching, will soon control public opinToni— • Public opinion is mighty, and will prevail.— | Lincoln will certainly he elected ; we will j THEN have the Indian Nation, cost what tt i will. Squatter sovereignty will prevail thire j as it has in Kansas; tnat accomplished, ve : have at least one more step ( 0 take lut I one more struggle to make—that is, fee i f exas. We will then have a connected i link Irom tne Lakes to the Gulf. Slavery "ill then be surrounded by land and by water, aid soon sting itself to death. I repeat, Texas Ve must have, and our only chance is to break ip the present inhabitants, in whatever wav ve can, and it must be done. Some of us wll ' most assuredly suffer in accomplishing oor de ject, but our Heavenly Father will reward is lor assisting him in blotting out the greatst curse o -arlh. It would be impassible for is to do an -'"t that is as .blasphemous in the sig;t of God as uolding slaves. We must have frt quent consultations with our colored friends j ! (Let your meetings be in the night.) Impres , upon their clouded intellects the blessings of i freedom, induce all to leave you can ; our rr- > j rangements for their accommodation to go , North are better than they have been, but lot , as good as we would like. , We nerd more agents, both local and tra'el- | ing. I will send out traveling agents vvn<n I get home. Yoti must appoint a local agent in , every neigh.horhood in your district. I wil re commend a few I think will da to rely upon, viz : Brs. Leake, Wood, Ives, Evans,Mr. Dan iel Vicry, Cole, Nugent,'Shaw, Whit', Gillford, Ashley, Drake, Meeks, Shuit* and Newman. Brother Leake, the bearer ol this, wil take a circuitous route, and see as many of ur colored lriends as he can ; he also reccommerd a differ ent material to be used about towo, etc. Our I friends sent a very interior article ; they emit | too much smoke, and do not contan enough' campliene. They are calculated tog-t some ol ! our friends hurt. " I will send a supily when 1 I get home. I will have to reprovi you and j your co-workers for vour negligeocr in sendim hinds for our agents; but few haveheen com pensated tor their trouble. Otr faithful correspondent, Bro. Webber, has received but a trifle, not so much as apprentice's wages ; neithr have Bro. WilM, Alangum and otliirs. ■ You must call upon our colored friends lor • more mon-y ; they must not expect us to do all; they Certainly will give every c?nt, if they know how soon their shackles will be broken. Mv hand is very pain|ul,andl cmse. Yours, ""'Y, W. H. BAILEY. -N. B.—Bro. L p ake will give you what few numbers ol the Impending Cris is I have ; also Bro. Sumner's speech and Bro. Beecher's letter, etc. Farewell. THE STATE OF TEXAS, County of Tarrant. Personally appeared before me, the undersigned authority, Paul Ishell, a man to me well known ; who being by me duly sworn according to law says that the above and foregoing letter was 1 found by George Grant and k himse|f, near the residence of said Grant,'six miles west ol Fort ; Worlh,near where a hors.- had been fed, steal- i thilv as it seamed, and that the said letter ha< not been out of their possession till now, and has no 4 been altered in any respect whatev -1 er. Given under my hand and seal of the County Court, this tenth day of August, 1860. [L- S.] T. M. MATTHEWS. Dep. CTk. ; For C. VANCE, Clerk C. C. T. C. : SOUND REPUBLICAN DOCTRINE. Cassius M. Clav, one of the leading Re- j publicans in the United States, recently ad- i dressed a Republican meeting at Tiffin, Ohio ; i .n the course of his remarks he said : "They [ihe Democrats] tell you we are for [ liberating the blacks—for setting the negroes! free. SO VVE ARE ! We believe, as do you, ' that in 1776 'all men were created free "and i equal ; endowed with certain inalienable rights !** They meant just what they said, and they repeatedly spoke of negroes as men, and as persons. "THEY MEAN THE NEGkOF.S WERE EQUAL WITH MEN !" 1 his is pure, unalloyed Republicanism.— White men of Pennsylvania, how do you like it ? Mr. CLAY goes nearly a far as his coadju tors ot Massachusetts, who say that a negro is better than a white man. While men of Penn sylvania how do you like to be told that you are no belter than the negro ? SMALL BOY ON TIP-TOE TO COMPANIONS.— j

"SH—H —stop your noise, all of you." COMPANIONS. —"HeIIo, Tommv, what's up now I" SMALL. —"We've got a new baby—very weak and tired walked all the way from heav en last night—rausn't be Licking up a row a * round here." Freedom oi Thought and Opinion. FOSTER'S ELECTION CERTAIN. The editor of the Ebeniburg .Mountaineer says that the election of General Foster is now rend-red certain. Even the Republicans, a< length, can deny it no long- r, and admit the tact. .Mr. Kopeiin, in his speech at the Republican meeting, admitted that the Bell and Everett vote would be cast fur G-neral Foster, which must secure his elect.on by a tri umphant majority. And why should he not be ? He is known and admitted to combine in his person every virtue that adorns and dignifies human nature. Pure, honest, and unpretending, his name wiil j shed honor upon the future history of the Kv- \ stone, and his administration will revive the j purest and best days of the Commonwealth. ! His political record is equally pure. When ever the curse ol party has driven others, Gen. | Foster has always stood firm for the interests 1 of Pennsylvania, and the advancement ol her! honor. His Ta>ijj speech, which was made : when he was never thought of for Governor, ' was one of the most able and eloquent efforts in i behalf ofour interests eve- delivered in Con- • : gress | And in the present campaign we find him , visiting Congress and using all his influence to ; procure a lawgiving adequate protection, while j Curtin is strolling over the State making corrupt bargains and begging votes. NEW YORK AGAINST LINCOLN—HE CANNOT HE ELECTED. It is now reduced almost to a positive cer- ' tainty that Lincoln will not carry New Y'ork, | arid it follows, as a matter of course, that he cannot be elected President of these Uni'ed States. In regard to the vote of New J. W. ' I \\ . Sheehan, Esq., Editor of the Chicago Times, ; the confileutial triend of Judge Douglas, who ' speaks what he knows, savs : For the satisfaction of our readers, and the public genera'ly, we can say that to make.as surance doubly sure, and to place the result be- j yond all contingency, that there have been, j and are now arrangements making, which will give the vote of New York against Mr. Lin coln. New York will not only vote against him, but will give a majority ol sizfy thousand ' against htm. His election is, therefore, an as certained impossibility. The failure to receive i the thirty-five votes of that State, will exclude I the possibility of his election ; he has no other i Stale to tall back upon to make good the defi- [ ciency. When we say tnat the vote of New- i York will not be given to Lincoln, we do not : speak unadvisedly. We speak confidently, , upon foil assurance, that what we say ha? been ■ resolved upon firmly and immovably." THE VOTE OF NEW YORK. We have said that New York would elect ! th? Union anti-Lincoln ticket by at least fifty ! thousand majority, and we thought we were in i the bounds oi reasod in so saying ; hut we have j now to correct our estimates. We did not know j when we made it, that Biack Republican lead- ' ers. wire-pullers and managers were going to j expose the corruption and rascality o| each o- i ther to the public, and not only call each other i thieves, but prove it, and rub it in, as they are I now doing. Set down New York as good (or j one hundred thousand majority now for the i Union electoral ticket.— ,\ew York Herald. "ABRAHAM LINCOLN, who has ever BEN a ! Henry Clav Whig, and holds all the princi- j I | e ■ <>f that noble Statesman." Ab aham Lincoln was among the first tode- ; sert the great leader of the Whig party, Henry Clay, in 1848. Let all read, that none may be deceived. Henry Clay on Slavery in the Territories j In 1857, Henry Clay, (hen Senator oi tbeUni i ted Slates, introduced the following resolution 1 in the Senate : i '■'■ Resolved, That any attempt of Congress to j j prohibit slavery in the Territories of the Uni- ■ I ted States would create a serious alarm and just ; ! pprehensions, would be a violation of good ' j faith towards the inhabitants of such Territory • ! who have removed thereto with their slaves,' and because, when such Territory shall he ad- j mitted into the Union as a State, the people ' thereof shall be entitled to decide that question j exclusively for themselves." On the Bth of May, 1850, Henry Clay wrote J as follows in his report: ; "To avoid, in all future time, the agitations! | which must be produced by the conffict of opin- j ions on the slavery question—existing, as this | institution does, iti some of the States, and pro- , hibited, as it is, in others—the true principle ! j which ought to regulate the action of Congress, I m forming territorial governments for each nevv ; ly-acquired domain, is to refiain from all legis : lation on the subject in the territory acquired, i so long as it retains the territorial torm ol gov j ernment leaving it to the people of such Ter ritory, when they have attained to a condition which entitles them to admission as a State, to decide for themselves the question of the allow ance or prohibition of domestic slavery." Me Lincoln's Jlltitude Toward ihe Slave Stales. —The slavery agitation will continue I till a crisis has been reached and passed. This government cannot endure permanently half slave and hall Iree. The Union will cease to • he divided—it will become all one thing or the other.— Speech of Lincoln at Spi insfield, June, j 1858. He desires lhat slavery shall be put m course j of ultimate extinction.— Speech at Chicago. Ju- Jly 10,1858. | The agitation is to continue til! the public mind shall rest in the belief that slavery is in j the course of ultimate extinction.— Speech at Ottawa, 1858. Is not only in favor of the second resolution ' of the Republican platform of 1856 : j "That we deny the authority of Congress, of I a I errilorial Legislature, of any individual, or f association of individuals, to give legal existence to slavery in any Territory of the United States, I while the present Constitution shall be main , tained." Hut "insists" upon what we see below : "What I insist upon i?, that the new Territo ' ries shall be kept free from slavery while in a Territorial condition."— dlton Speech, 1858. h fnn MR. SCHELL'3 TARIFF RECOFD. \ In the Slate Senate, on the 19th day of Jan | nary, 1859, the following tariff resolutions were | voted tor, viz : : WHEREAS, The experience of the past and i present, most fully demonstrate that it is ajwise j and beneficent policy of the General Govern | meut, which declares the imposition of duties on I such products of foreign nations as come in such I direct contact with those of our own country, ; as to injure and prostrate the trade in our own ■soil, and amony our own citizens. 1 tie artizans and laborers in many department jof trade are compelled to a'oan don their accus tomed pursuits—especially do our own coal and < iron interests suffer ; therefore Resolved by the Senate and House of Repre- j sentatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsyl-' vinia, in General Assembly met, That our Sen- j ators in Congress be instructed, and our Repre- j sentatives requested to labor lor the passage (at the present session) of such an act as will not on ly tend to increase the revenue by the imposi tion of duties, but afford ample encouragement to all the interests of the country, injured by the productions of the cheap labor of other na tions ; but more especially to urge an increase of duties on coal and iron, in which a portion ol our own people are deeply interested. Resolved, That the views of the President, expressed in his late annual message in reference to the advantage of definite or specific duties o ver ad voforem duties, as more uniform, less lia ble to frauds, and affording the most certain and uniform amount of revenue, i.aeet our heartv ! approbation. Resolved, That the Governor be requested to j forward to each of our Senators and members of ■ Congress, a copy of the above preamble and re solutions, informing them of th<*ir adoption. On the passage of the resolution, the vote stood. AYES— Messrs. Bell, Baldwin, Coffey, Craig, Fetter, F inney, Francis, Gazzam, Gregg, Hams, Keller, Marsellis, Mdkr, Mver, Nunemacher, Palmer, Parker, Penney, Randall, Rutherford, SCHELL, Scofield, Shaeffer, Schindel, .Steel, Thompson, Turney, Welsh, Wright, YARRIUY and Cres<rwe||, Speaker —3l. NAYS—None. In the Senate, on the 30th of March, 1850, when certain tariff resolutions were pending, Mr. Schell offered the above retolution, as an i amendment, and the vote was as follows, viz : i YEAS—Messrs. Flood, R-il, Craig, Craw- ! ford, Keller, Marseille. Miller, SCCIELL, I Schind-I, Turney and Weish—ll NAYS Messrs, Baldwin, Benson, Connell, I Finney, Gregg, Hall. Tinbrie. Irish, Ketcham, | Landon, McClure, Meredith, Palmei, Parker, Penney, Rutherford, Shaeffer, Smith, Thomp son, Yardiey arid Francis, Speaker—2l. Every Democrat voted for the resolution, and • every Republican voted against them. I MR. SCHELL'S VOTE ON THE EXTRA-PAY QUESTION'. In the Slate Senate, on the 7th of April, 1858, on the motion of Mr. Ely and Mr. Buckalew, to Amend Section 58 of the appropriation bill by striking out that part which allows extra pay "to mtmbers of the present Legislature," the yeas and nays were required, and were as i follows : YE \S-Messr" Buckalew, Coffee, Craig, Ely Evans, Fiancis, Harris, Laubach, SCHELL, I Shaeffer, Souther. Steele, Turney, Wright and ; I Welsh, Speaker—ls. I NAYS Messrs. Bell, Brewer, Cresweli, ! ! Fetter, Finney, Gazzam, Gregg, Ingram, Knox, j Marsellis, Mver, Randall, Rutherford, Scofield, j • Straub and Wilkins—Hi. Again, on the 14-th of April. 1858, Mr. Schell I . . j submitted the following resolution, viz : "Resolved , ThattheCommitf.ee ol Confer- ; j ence, on the part of the Senate, on the appro- . j priation bill, be requested to insist on striking j j out ol said bill the clause which authorizes the ; j payment of two hundred dollars in addition to ; ; the regular pay, to the members of the present j ! Legislature." A motion was made by Mr. Souther and Mr. ! Gazzam (two Republicans) to postpone the question, together with the further considera tion of the subject, indefinitely. AYES—Messrs. Bell, Cress well, Finney, Francis, Gazzam, Gregg, Ingram, Marsellis, Miller, Myer, Randall, Rutherford, Souther, Steele, Straub, and Wilkin?—l7. NAYS—Messrs. Buckalew, Craig, Ely- Evans. Fetter, Harris, Knox, Laubaucb> SCHELL, Scofield, Shaeffer, Turney, Wi ighb and Welsh, Speaker—l 4. In the State Senate on the first of April, 1860, on the motion to reduce the compensation ol members ol the Legislature from SEVEN hundred dollars, to five hundred dollars per annum, — the vote was as follows, viz : YEAS— Messrs. Baldwin, Brewer, Coffey, Craig, Fetter, Harris, Keller, Miller, Nune macher, Rutherford, SCHELL, Scofield, Shaef fer, Schindel,Steele, Thompson, Turney, Welsh Wright and Yardiey —2o. NAYS—Messrs. Francis, Gazzam, Gregg, Marsellis, Myer, Palmer, Parker, Penney, Ran "dall and Cresswell—lo. WHOLE mifflSEß, 2918. , A GOOD ONE—Two young ladies of Phila delphia were lately spending the summer in northeastern New York. During their long ri>il, they took several long rides with the daughter of their h-st, about the country. On one of these occasions, as they had been travel ing some distance, and the day was warm, and as a trough of running water stood invitingly by the roadside, they concluded to give their pony a drink. One of the ladies agreed to get out and arrange matters for this purpose. The others, remaining in the carriage, and deeply engaged in conversation, for sometime paid n 'o attention to the movements of their companion. When at last, surprised at the long delay, thev turned to ascertain the cause, they discovered her "ndeavoring to unbuckle the crupper. In amazement they inqured : "What in the world are you dom* that lor V' ° To which she naively replied, "Why, 1 am unbuckling this strap to let the horse's head down, so he can drink." How OLD is ABE LINCOLN.—It WAS announ ced in the Chicago Convention that Abe Lin coln split rails for a living in early life. "Ear ly lit'-" would man about 25 years. The Cleveland Leader says he earned his living in his boyhood at the anvil—say 20 years. Another paper says he was a boatman on the Mississippi during his younger days—say 20 years. The Sandusky Register says that he was a wood chopper—say 20 vear3. The same paper says he was ascho l teacher —say 20 years. All of them claim that he has been at tho head of the Illinois bar for 20 years. _ This would make him about 125 vearsol age No wonder be is called OLD Abe Lincoln. A GOOD STORY SPOILED.—A cynical individ ual on reading a pathetic 3tory in one of the pa pers lately noted in his memorandum book as follows : Somebody whistled. Teacher calls up big boy on suspicion. Big boy comes up and holds cut bis hand, sul len and savage. Noble little boy comes manfully forward and says, "I am the boy that whistled, air," at the same time extending hi 3 iiana. Teacher simmers down, and lets 'em off. (Mem. Noble little boy thought teacher wouldn't lick him if he told the truth, but knew big boy would lick him if he didn't.) SUDDEN AND SINGULAR DEATB.^—A physi cian named Friendlander, died at hi# residence in Chicago on Wednesday, alter a 'jibs t distres sing Illness, unusrvi, as we. LtlieveU fiom DCltlg bitten tn the lace by a fly thai had brought pof aoo communicated Irom the carcass of a poisoned dog. No medical remedies availed anything, and so fearful were the effects of the disease, that a few hours alter the breath left the body the friends were forced to hurry his remains in to the ground. The case is a most singular one. ° THE Two PRINCIPAL IDEAS.—We have no doubt but that a large portion of the people are daily becoming more convinced of th truth of the statement put forth bv 1h- Ohio Statrsmnn that "NEGRO EQUALITY AND IRRE PRESSIBLE WAR UPON THE SLAVE STATES," are the two principle ideas of lead ing Republicans, however much they may seek to disguise or deny Iheir true character. It m on this ground ihe battle is to be waged, and the safe lead-r for the people in such a contest must be National Union men. Pv a careful examination of the geography of the world, it has been ascertained that the great artesian bore at Columbus, Ohio, will on passing through to the opposite side of the glebe come nut pxactlv fifteen miles from the great China wall on the China side, and about 2bo miles from Pekin. This is a discovery of im portance, and must vastly encourage the citi zens of Columbus. Tf they do not succeed in obtaining water, they intend, we are told, to pass a telegraph wire through, so as to bring Columbus in direct communication with the Celestial Empire. rr?~"Master, how do you sell beef this morn ing V* "Why fourteen cents a pound ; how much will voo have ?" "Fourteen cents, oh 1 Have vouabeart! "No, just sold it." " Well, I just knowed you couldn't have a heart, and ax fourteen cents a pound for heel; I'm sorry you sold it, 'cau.se I'd like to have some meat." A moment after the boy was seen running out of the market house, with a shinbone after him. tell of big rats on the line ol the Ohio Canal, and one ol them is said to have towed a boat, using bis tail as a tow-line.— That's a whopper of a rat, we mean. If we should attempt to beat this rat storv, we should i trll of that musquifo in the Montezuma Swamp on the canal, which stole a pole forja tooth-pick'. | (YF"*OLD Parsons Peters, who was GOOD d--a! 'of a wag,once married a Mr. Partridge to a Miss Biace. The parents of the bride reques ted that fie would wind up the ceremony witb a short prayer, which he did in the following ; word ; "God bless this Brace of Partridges!" "How do you get along with your arithme- I tic 1" asked a lather of his little hoy. "I've ciphered through addition, partition, subtraction, justification, hallucination, daroa tion, amputation, creation and adoption." He'd do for ar> engineer on a "short hoe 1 railroad." VOL. 4. NO. 3.