Smethport Citizen, March 27, 1860

Smethport Citizen

March 27, 1860

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Citizen,The (Newspaper) - March 27, 1860, Smethport, Pennsylvania Xs Babbited every Saturday moroingin Stnrtb port, M'Kean County, Pa, Hareafter DO piper wilt sent from tUi paid for in advance or the party io whom it Is a reputation for honesty. Union payment U fciade 60 will be insatia- bly charged. Those subncriocin who receive the from the Carrier will be charged f 1 (0. BATES OF ADVERTISING. AJveitiBotnonts will be charged 50 per of 10 lines, one or three Any number of lines letw than ten will be charged w aiquare. The following rates will bo charged far three months and 3 months 6 months 1 year 1 do 3 So 4 50 5 00 3 do 450 650 600 column 600 750 8 50 do 800 1 00 1800 1 do 15 00 5 00 35 00 'The foregoing prices will be strictly adhered to unless a Contract is entered into at different Business Cards, including the paper, wjl} be Charged f 5 per year. BOOS and JOB PRINTING The Citizen office "implied a LARGE and WELL SELECTEDaksorlmentof Printirg Material, a large proportion of which in entirely new, and the proprietor feels warranted inMtert- ing that he is prepared to execute PlntM nnd Ornamental Printing, including BOOKS, PAMPHLETS, CIRCU- LARS. SUSUftiSS CARDS. SILL aJSAJDS, SLACKS, GRAHMVS, ttc., in a style not to be surpassed by any establishment io this or adjoining coun- ties, i AOL. VI. DEVOTED IO THE PRDfQPWS OF DEHOCBAOT A3 ESPOENDED EF JEFFEB80H JIND BI9 CQMPEgBSL SMETHPOBT, M'KEAN CO.. PA.. MARCH 37, I860. NO. 589. OCR MUSICAL FRIEND. i Blanks of every description constantly on hand. insiaiss jiwdwg. "OUR JICtolCAL FRIEKD." a rare com- panron for theiWintcr Erery PIANIST, Every SINGER, Erery TEACHEB, Every PUPJL, Every AMATEUR, a number, and pronounced of the country, lobe Ihc best and cheapest wort of the kind in the world." Twelve full-sized pages of Vocal and Piatio- Forte FQft ID CENTS. Yearly Quarterly, Should procure this weekly publication of Vocal and Pi- ano-Forte Music, costing but 1-0 eta. by 'the Entire Press SPEECH OF flOH. JOBS COVODE, Before the Republican Convention at JIarrisburg, ME. PRKSIDEHT AND B. BOUGHTON ELDRED. Attorney and Counsellor .at Law, SmcthpoH, U'Kcsn County Pa. Business cutnuied to his care fur the counties of M'Kemi, I'olter and Elk will bo promptly attended to. Office in the Court House, second floor. W. A. WIUOAM8. Attorney and Counsellor at Xaw. Smelbport M'A'cau County, Wm. A. NICHOLS, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, Smcthport M'Kean County, Pa. Office one door of Brownell'i Blum, WARREN COWLB8, Atroreey Sinrthpurt Jl'Koan Co., Pa. Will attend to Professional business' in tbe counties of M'Kcan, Patter, tifid Elk. JOHrFc. BACKUS, Atorney CounRellor at Litw. Srnrtbport Co., Pa. Will attend to all buMiiiw. in profession in the Cutmtirs of potter and Ellt. Office ou-r C. K. A Store. J. C, CHANDLER, J. C. Chandler, Painter, Grainer, Paper Hanger and 'iiazer, M'Kcan Comity. S. B. Glass cutting done with ncMt and dispjtch at all lirart. Urtlcm left at llie" Cit- izen Office promptly attended to. QREBW'S HOTEL. D, A. Wright Keuzua, Warren county Hia Tablfl will be' xi.pplicd with tue hist the r uuntry affords, slid by will spare uo pains in accommodating Subscribe to Our Musical of order it from the nearest News-dealer, and you will have mmic enough, for yonr entire family, and at an ilmgnificaur cost and if you want Music for the Flute, Violin, Cornet, Ciariotiel, Accordion, Bubtcribe to "SOLO Containing twelve poges, costiug only 10 cenu a Number; Yearly, Half- yearly, flJSS. All the bock Nionbers at 10 cents, nnd bound Volumes of "Oir Musical containing at each, constantly on band. C.B. SEYMOUR A Co., 107 Nassau St New Tork. for yon If now that they compelled m to do that personally, although since they lost Minnesota they have ceaset to enforce the rule. I found that Mr Seaman bad not been pat upon bis tria [Laughter.] Let me relate another fact Anotb er contractor banded over, at differen times, to Seaman, about for which he did not take a note, and never expected it in, bat which be It is with pleasure that I come you, and that 1 meet with you on tb. s occasion. You bore assembled heje for tbe purpose of potting in nomin tion, a candidate for Governor of th great and growing Commonwealth. As my name baa been osed io connect- ion therewith, let ffie. say that it has been done without Inuch effort on my part to secure a nomination. I have made "bat lew personal appeals, and therefore whatever gnpport 1 may have bad on this occasion baa come from you, gentlemen, without the" usual f pressure, for which I feel grateful and assure yon I did not give a dollar to called a loan.. When asked, "what did you do with that money V? said he, don't put this down as testi- mony I used it to 'carry elections in Pennsylvania. More than double thai was spent in 1858, but it did not dam- age to myself. "I EXSLET BROTHERS, Front Street, DtttMrk, N. T. BENNETT HOU E. SractUport, M'Eean Co., Pa.. D. R. Bennett, Pro- rln> Court House. A new, large, commodious and well furnished house. CARVES HOtTSB, 'By John ff. Hull, Water Street, Warren Co, in ivV t. OLD MO- NONGAHELA. OLD BOUKBOM and DOU- BLE RECTIFIED COMMON WHISKEY. Superfine Imported Liquors, Also, ALCOHOL, CAMPAEJfE, AND IfIJTO FLPID, 8. P. Smith, BUB- ofSmetbport, wi hit best alteiition to any orders from bin friends in Jl'K.nn Dounty. 25-tf. Pa, General Stazc Office. 43-tf. FOBB3 BOUSE. .rBo.vrixa rsz venue OLEAX, r. JA1RS W. LBS, Proprietor The Pobes tlouin is entirely new an J built of llrick.ami is fitrnKhed in modern style. The proprietor that his accommoda- are not mirpasHcd bv any country Hotel in Wc-tern Sew York. run to and from the yew. York A Eric liail ttojul. 12-ra DARLING, f hyaician and Surgeon, Suictliport, Ofc'ce on Si rtet, a few doors Hast of Hie Academy. Canvassert, Attention! ft jxuuith and ftU 960O a Year. ,4 K actire Agent in in every County XX in the Uniltd States end Canatlns. to solicit orders, and introduce our Kew National Double Thread f28 Sewing Machine. Warranted'cqnal to any priced machine. Practical for every family, which it the cbeapcbt anil most popular machine in existence. A limited num- ber of responsible Aleuts are totrrvel and solicit ortletti by Sample, at a unlary of per month and, cxpriMK. Businewt permanent. with iitauip, for and instruc- tions, J. ftr. HAKIUS A CO. Shoe and leather Sfthanye, Boston. DR. 3. D. PHEEMAN. Physician and Surgeon, Smethport Ta. Office at his one door nortli of the diet Clmrcli. A. N. TAY1OB, Denier in Staple and Fane; Dry Oi Clothn, Koudy-Motle Clothing, Hoots, Hardware, of business at short notice, in a manner and at ressrfriable feel satisfied thai our Work will folly meet the requirements qf ull who ,-a-ill favor us with their patronage. Repairing; Promptly Attended To. Alt kinds of GRAIN. BUTTER, POBK, BEEF. R.KHJ PINE LUilBEll ami 3 or 4 feet WOOD ilifccn ill-exchange for work.' CASH never refused. V. SHEPARD Jk Co. Smcthport, ITov. 10-ly. Carpets. PARTICULAR attention is invited (o on stock of Oar Carpet Room w now ready, and receiving a ev- ery grade of vliich any one desire nff carpets can mrelv Jic pleased. earpctR from to per your The most of it was assessed and collected in the North, not in the South j and rtsed by a corrupt Administration in tho shape of taxing contracts by levy- ing contributions. Let me tell yon some particulars connected with thja, a? a member of the Investigating Com- mittee on Printing. We made the dis- covery that the contracts about.twenty per cent, in many cases of tbe money paid by the Government for services wont into the political fond of which Wendell was tho Let mo refer yon to sorpe of tho names and circumstances connected with this State and with which yon -will be more fiitnrlliar. Out of sixty-nine contract- ors, a large majority paid money on contracts into this fund. It was ascer- taincd that a contractor had done about a hundred thousand dollars worth of lithographing for the Govern- ment. He was sabpoened, but his re- collection was so faint that he know nothing about his own (Laughter.) 1 observed to the chair- man of the Investigating Committee that I was not satisfied with his testi- mony, to the effect that the books were burned. His partner was sent for and gave his testimony, that tho books showed that they paid about twenty thousand dollars out of tbe one hundred thousand- dollars 000) worth of work, to tbe party fond. The question asked him was, Bo the books show H0 replied "Yes.1 are the books the office. f ho clerk was sent for, and his testi- mony; agreed with that of the Having obtained tbe VOICE "The burned and being a book keeper, on investigation I' found that about twenty thousand oat of the one hundred thousand dollars to the officer and charged to tfio ac- count ot mode which they understood in. order to balance, the cash book. When asked how this could bo afforded, was that so much tho morejfras charged for doing tho your dfstrict." I asked him why f" He replied, "when Mr. BnchnJnan handed me a letter, asking me to furn- ish a thousand dollars to beat you, I told him it was no use and it was only throwing money The matter then got I into the New York Tribune and came to Mr. Buchan- an's eye. He sent for Wendell and said, I want JOB to deny the trolb of these statements." Wendell replied, I cannot." He came and told me what had taken place. And why -was not tbis testimony published A .ma- jority of that committee was Demo- crats. But, gentlemen, we have a committee now that will probe these fellows to the bottom. It is for tbis we straggled-eight Weeks, day and night, for victory, and though you may. think it small, I hope there are great results to come from it. Wendell's tes- timony, lately taken, will show yon that be went into the doubtful districts of Pennsylvania and expended large sums of money to defeat us. Whilst suffering from tbe sting of guilt for en- gaging in such transactions, Mr. Bu- chanan sent that pious, letter to tbo Pittsbnrg Ccntenamry Celebration, re- lative to the use of money in elections, tried to it1 off on us. This is the power behind the throne, and which is used in the North to prostrate and crush the liberties of tbe [Applause] It would take me a whole day to develop this corruption, and 1 have only given one or two wises as specimens. Wendell wa8t subsequent- ly brought before the committee after we hod traced enormous sums of money into his hands we asked him to testify. He refused, when we referred him to the law. framed by Bitcnie, of Alleghe- ny, which gave us the power 'to im- prison for contumacy. He came back the next day and testified, and for giv- ing that testimony and for refusing to go to jail for two weeks, the name of the Union was changed to The Con- stitution-" Wendell was thrown over- bord and Bowman brought in. Wen- dell then threatened to divulge the ted office to bestow upon the' relatives of members of Congress. These gentlemen are samples of what ia done at Washington to support this corrupt Administration, to defeat yonr tariff policy and Cnwh outfreedom from tbe territories. (Applause) A did Hick man say 7 Hickman aaid, in tbe face of the whole of them, looking at them boldly, I have been offered more for my vote on the Lecompton iniquity than lam worth." So will Mr. Haskin, of New Tork, and Mr. Adrian, of New 'Jersey, tbe last of whom was offered a foreign mission as one of the items. Not a man voted for the Lecompton iniquity but was -paid by contracts, noney, office, position, or in someway, tome have been paid twice, under the .breads of exposing secrets. Such items, for instance as an Indian Agon- ;y Mind not to go out among ;ne but to remain in the neigh- wrbood of White House, and .watch what was going on there. (Prolonged applause.) bj Xt. Wtfeter, wto ftM fcmlluw with chopping Ion frftm. MMd than removing the Iwtrf chop login from the wheeli of tfovernnwnt. HfeefferU wen to la- bored ud ifttAtttMl M to the notice of woodman, who declared to him: "you cannot be doing your beet now, siryoa mm be vbyty MR. Ton dont bend TOW back enough, tir." The tne cut off and the -war Cleared, our travelers resumed their journey, and left the contryman bless- ing bis itawtbat they had been direct- ed that way (which was off the maio road) at propitious hour. AN Judge late of Mississippi, who has been no- ticed in Harper beretoforejas a gentle- man remarkable for a proclivity to ex- aggerate and tell bard storiet, on one occasion was seated in front of tbo principal hotel in amusing group of I gentlemen with his peculiar nsrrativen, when he 'delivered himself as follows "Gentlemen, in east TonnesMe, work. Thus, Mr. President, you' see how tbe money came 'out of yb'nr and my pocket to furnish the means to those who were engaged in a' crusade against the interests .and liberties of our country, One of the participants (Mr. .Seaman) was ordered by .the two and three from to peryard. bonso to be put on trial, and the next t1wt be bad l2i npr vatn. All at-Am..! M itio to Europe. On going back to .___ .All tited to call examine (iur new and beautiful SMITH BBOTHEflS. ashington to frank whole- concern, 'bat just before the meeting of Congress they gave him a contract whicb would pay for keeping quiet, (Great laughter and immense applause.) Gentlemen, I am a party man above all considerations, and I be- lieve that the interest of the party which t subscribe to is tbe interest of the country. (Appllanse.) I am prepared to enter the contest. Wo have' to elect our members of Con' gress, our Governor, our President, and rescue tho control of this Govern- ment from the bands of tbe spoilers; for, if they are allowed to retain pos- session four-years more, the machine- ry of the Government will become more complicated, and it is unlikely that we shall be able to assume the power of the Government. "Threats nave al- ready been made that, if we elect a Be- pnblican President, it will dissolve the Union. So we were told if we elected n Speaker. During the last contest for Speaker, scores of speeches were made, declaring that in the event of tbe elec- tion of a Republican President, the Un- ion should be dissolved. This threat, Mr. President, and it gives me pleas- nre to state it, has in no single instance come from a Southern Oppositionist or Republican, but in all cases from the Southern portion of the Democratic party, and acquiesced in by Northern dough-faces. The object was to scare now beginners, but the result has been, to scare nobody but the Democrats. I have been 'in Washington now fire years, and let me say, that the proud, est feeling I ever attained Is, that da- ring "the whole straggle this corrupt Government, "with all its money, pat- ronage and power, has never succeed' ed in corrupting'and bringing to their swppflrt one single man belonging1 to" our party. (Applause.) Others been bought by the dozens. (Langb tec.) A TgRTLLlHO ISCIDEHT. A man named Norton, says the Da- nque Herald, engaged in mining on lie was employed in sink- ng a shaft. The shaft was through he solid rock and had, of course, to Do lasted. Last Tuesday the-work had regressed some 35 feet down. Mr. Norton was engaged in drilling, white companion attended to the windlass nd drew him up when'the signal was jivon. Having finished a drill, loaded it, and getting ready preparatory to firing the fuse, Mr: N. commenced picking up his tools, in readiness to ascend: At thin moment bis foot struck tho candle, upsetting it exactly on the fuse and in a second it baot caught and was -fizzing down towards the powder. Mr. K. Im- mediately commenced calling to the man above to pull him up. Tbe latter" was at some little distance 'from the shaft and did not hear tbo cry; but fortunately happening to-look in that direction, be taw the rope shaking, and thinking bo might be wanted, he hat teded np. The next instant ho bo- came aware what was wanted, and im- mediately commenced hauling up the other. Tbe situation of the latter was anything bat time seemed "to his imagination 'to bavo elapsed for the fuse to burn tbe pow- der, and he momentarily expected to be blown out of tbe shaft. The man at tbe windlass made superhuman efforts, and had hauled the other within some ten feet of the month, when the handle of the windlass broke. Fortunately Mr. Norton cangbt a where 1 was raised, I knew a man who tad .the most astonishing strengthen jaws and teeth of any man that ev- er lived. I eaw him once standing ca tbe sunny aide barn, with wool bat nnderbia arm, filled with btack walnuts, and he just put them in 'his month and cracked them aa easily as one would crack chestnut i" Tbe auditors exchanged lookr of in- credulity. A quizzical and facetious blade, known as Kentuck Scbelfbrd, was present, and heard tbe Judge's etoiT, and remarked "No donbt, Judge, of the trutbof on. have said.. Some men are re- ly strong. Now, in South Car- olina, the axe not knowing either of these dis- tinguished Senators, congratulated himself upon the timely-arrival of two such able-bodied men to his and very frankly advised them, as tbe beat of overcoming tbe difficulty, to get down from their carriage, and aid him in the removal of the obstruc- tion. Pleased with tbo republican plain, ness of the suggestion, and finding the man's strength inadequate to the task in hand, they followed tbe advice. Mr. lowing first took the axe, and wielded it with effect as he does bis arguments in the senate and at tbe bar. He ot dream of h small stone around neck, is a sign of what may ex if yon get M extravagant wifc Am" see applos in a dream, betokens ding r became, .where yon f.nVj may expect T0 dream that yon are lame, is a tPk. will get hobble, lady of a cottn, should Instantly dw stays, and always -yon. will that houso are out before yot JH> fa (To dream tip, is an mtluatlon that you beV ter off biwdyjiBd waUr. ft ;