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   M'kean County Democrat (Newspaper) - October 10, 1863, Smethport, Pennsylvania                                ittttcan MKKAN fUcutocvat IUBUSflKD KVKRV SATCnDAY By MKEAN PA COIINKII IF f TEEMS SI 50 in Rates of 1 Column V 1 rix mnntlii jf ti il ii 1J 0 lie linear 3 1 S Knch i with piper RulK or fkiire work will Ihc nitii TwMTe tines op eLlit mtft ft 1EJtlitre torini will Iw ttrlcllr nJRcreil fl Business Y SODRHEAST MAIN STREKT Physician nirl wilt nllpti I In s professional enlls with Wicp two Joor north nf the Democrat BENNETT S PrnjirMn opposite the Court A cotmnodi ottft and well furuiHliitl Tin WPF end of the i Public Cuslnti work JOIIH In the atnl iu thi Denier In Dry llnrlnrnre ic Eaut lid nftlia Public THE SUBSCRIBER announces to Publi that he has purchased the stick of the sa loon formerly kept by West side of Public where he is prepared to refresh the inner man with all the delicacei usually kepi at a first rlast FRESH OYSTERS to either raw or Those who favor me with their patronage thill have n i cnuse to cither as to price or WORDKX Sept ILLUSTRATED SCIENTIFIC THE BEST MKCIIAMCAL PAPER is Tun EIGHTEENTH Volume New A new volume of this widely pa per commences on Islol Kvery number contains sixteen nl useful inlor mation and mm five to otiuiiuil entrravirms of new inventions and discoveries all ol which are prepared expressly tor its To The Mechanic and Manuiaclurei No person engaged in any of the pursuits should think of doing without the SCIKXTIFIC It costs but six renli pel week every number contains from six to ten engravings of new nud inven which cannot be in any oilier pub ll is an established rule ol the pub lishers to inseit nombut miiinial and those of the first in the drawn and ensraved by experienced persons under their own To the Inventor The SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN is imiis pensable to every as it not only con tains illustrated descriptions ol nearly all tin best inventions as they cnme but each number contains an Olhcial List nf the Claims of all the Patents issued from the United Stilts Palent Office dining tho week previous thu giving n correct history of the progress of in ventions in Ihis We are also receiv every the best scientific journals of Great and Germunyj thus placing in our possession all that is transpiring ill mechanical science and art in these old We shall continue to transfer to our columns copious extracts from these jour nals of whatever we may deem of interest In our And FARMERS The SCENTIFIC AMERICAN will be found a most uselful Journal to All the new discoveries of science of chemistry am arven in its and the interests of the Architect and carpenter are not overlooked all the new inventions und discoveries appertain ing to these pursuits being published from week to Useful and practical informa tion pertaining to the interests of millwrights and millowners will be found published in he SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN which information they cannot possibly obtain from any other Subjects in which planters and farmers are in terested will be found discussed in tho SCIEN TIFIC AMEKICANJ most of the improvements in agricultural implements being illustrated in its To mail Dollars a or One Dollar for four The vol umes commence on the first of January and Specimen copies will be sent gratis to any part of the Western and Canadian rroney or Postoffice stamps token at par for Cana dian subscribers will please to remit 25 cents extra on each years subscription te prepay MUNN No 37 Parkrow New York THE ELECTIVE Xo inlitcal Topic 15 of ivntir irnpnrtanri tn imlivilnal or In Mitmn at than the flcclitt Tin or tiv it in point nj The IrKivc fKirsrliisc is n It iich vnfr a iin iri the Prlection ol pttlilir from tli to the Ir tit dignity and tlrvalinn nt mnn in a the vcetrij with i social prnpnrly nrp tnoti a nn n H is err shire nf joVrcijrti aotfinrily nf State or rnpnvil election is morally nnd politi cally inil for No imamiiinhlp motive ran thf violation ot Iiinb prerrojjn nf Arrxriran Kvery spue its mid nf even loi the Mippoteil purposes d or ii at ion a rnoul 01 is upmi author ity iinil sanctity o the soveieiin power ot the Tlnrc are iJrciiiel symptoms and proof of a in nur ru is the pin if y nf th His sin i votf noth with a am vote is the of This frartchrt1 n Fnlrmn and wichty ic by pricu er be ixerfist ish delihcrately lic Iersonal ty should never Tie lo vnte is nrrcnipnn T1 and it should IMV or for rnre It stMild he d witli a Miule to the pub or personal pirtiali tfie hand of the ii ry The ballot shotiM never be for an incorn petnnt or immoral Nor it ever be subject to thf Co tit i ul urn nf a Lncoiulitional ttiWrvif tn a patty is incon sistent with fidelity to our If place ourselves passively in the hands of a par it will MiMy call upon us to vote for un worthy nin and for pcrnicinits No of a and no rulfs nf party dis can ever justify in in pivint nidi a The flection of our rvlets i nUn the praml characterietic o our civil as com pared with tlioee of With tlie of t and share of the legislative nnd arc Though in the elective principal is largely applied in tlie jnafinn o inferior yet tlie principal is jjpatly predominant and in fp the the Kinjuror nnrpct and he undertakes to estab lish I Iipditary principle as tin1 I of the ol his own This distinc tion of ours is one of which we are pi on an For which we are ratHul lo It if which upon the jealousy nnd hostility of the nobility ami crowned heath ot Kurope boring our miner colonial and acliratM by unfriendly ard revengeful impulFPs hey nre availing themselves of mir present cnndition for the formation of a prand for our Sectional states nunship has fiirnLhed thorn with the occasion nnd upon he duty to which it is Urns Nothing can be more than that in his species of government there is a peculiar necessity tor a hirh degree of popular intelli gence rtnd Without extraordinary pop inlar the people cannot judge whut 3 the real interest nnd policy of the r the Slate and without public they vill not and impartially keep n view the public or regard the d nands nf puMic As one HUMUS of SR the requisite intelligence ani indcpen lenrc of mind the ilecttve franchise is restrict to tho adult male portion o the population 1 the of popular Cducutinn is decni Pil by alt judicious men the o itrYiivM to itjuiolics noctsaiy ioi nf popular iiitttllijience In the of this we can form somlaut Stimntiof the folly of those who would 0 the fiijnyment of tlin priulrgus and powers if or race unprepared to exer iie these Junctions with integrity or iiitdli elction piiblir oilicers hy the s in rxiiIlent aint noble lenture of our pohti nl It saves the people at large IKUI finn the prey nf the ambition and 1 ai I It rrusonabfy the at in a sinceie dispo to leclive franchi wan mamlesied tti I national is devolved of saving the country from the dan The treatment of the citizens inhabiting con trolled by It kd to thnominal and partial and arttial ifefpNun lotn of sham Senators and tives fiom Western Virainia and tivHS from portions of the region None of these were elected in accordance with the constituliuns and lawnof the States in It the should be itHf liable to nothing but a The country want a Congress roniposed of men freely chosen by the lawful peoples nnd ol their These aie doing evil that good may come ami wbttevpr llie plea of patriotism or they can produce nothing but They are an itnitationof the evil nnd shameful example of the unguided and wicked leaders of The experience thus acquired by our rulers in those dark regions pave them n taste and ap fitude for practising upon the elective franchise in Stats free from th power of the It Ud followers to clamor for statutes em powering thsoldiers to vote in iheir while to ihe salutary coercion ol miliU rv Thus thn door would be thrown wide open for thai fiaul and foic winch is dpstructive of the purity and unctiiy nl the bal Then fullowed in succession those opera tions upon the elnelions in Nev Hainpliiie BO disgraceful to the operation and so injurious to the true welfare of the na And the moral sense of the country Las been finally shocked by the audacious invasion of popular rights in the patriotic State of Ken where were driven away froir the ballotbox by military intimidation and by the actual Mirrounlini of the places nf voting with bristling bayonets These attrocious pro so mournful in the trr ribly ominous of uhat we may expect in the time to Their nlanriing import IH heigh tened by the sigiiiftcdiit coincidence that in Septeinbei of last just previous to tlie au tuinunl the country startled bjr a general proclamation of martial law and in similar surpiised by procliitnation of ihe of the writ of broad enough in its terms to em corpus brace poliiical oflanees ns well a and tu affect civilians as well as Mv let no motive or prftense of necessity or expediency lead you to violate or tQ excuse the violation of fundamental prin ciples Such acts will not but will surely dcstioVt country nnd iis lUe institutions Furlouglis for AbolitionistsFighting loi It is very evident tie central despotism at Washingion interuis to the as for as it is to do tn control ihu hex in the foot prints ol ttiL Hickster irt vis of irorn Mcadts loi t ic nbuhtion State Ni Hfii ocras me ponnitmd Iu be absent frnm their must remain and bear brunt oft liu the more favored Ab olitionists nre allowed I lie ol spending two or thietwfflii at jusl before tin1 election in thU One Instance recently came lo our an ollicer in sound health luilotigti of weeks giatihd the second Tuesday til liis regiment i i i i at i Ins regiment ition on tinpail of those 10 d IM tfovir i hiifttilv i at n lew to secure the pub ii It cotiien i H i f r iiii i to loin the Jitaiit iif 1 lie the thouahis and o a vast rnu lad that ID H an u n i anI is itudtt of tnmds upon the one end ol national u i and It is u stroni ulwark of politic il end civil placing tn lit ol the ppude a Wiapon ulnch hV if they protect the eiuMoucliincnl V fountiy where the people eijoy the elective ranrhie in its genuine iannot lonjj be eprived of that liberty so exquisitely describ d by ns the power to speak what ou und to think what you our country and her beloved ions are now slirouded in a cloud of t our past history has shown that our system adapted to produce public prosperity and and we trust that deep as aru to fuiisidetaUlu mlitirii inlluence MI Ins fjr llie lavoriltf ism Tins gnme will be txtensiytly played hy ihe autlioriius at Tin wickeii mMI in pjwcr will not leave anv incaus ol ambitious J their Ireasonabltf believi that is hotter IK a bulllfl ill llie tiM tlian upon ibis infiiuiniis they Jepleteil the Armjol llie Cumber land lo semi political itcruilf lo Uy Jo they rrniieiinliy in deleat of Kosecrails and Ins gallant will not liesilale lo penl Memle anil hil lieioic niantl in ihe same Their policy is lo rule and ruin ihe free white men ol the u rue an hose of to wkicli llO whtiteviT may be liicir form of govern must be occasionally In view of these th unper vorteil mind must bo deeply impressed wilh the acredness of the elective Uo hiive eon that the general dtlliision of tlie right to is un inestimable privilege that it involves ligh nnd solemn responsibility that it nd tends lo produce a peculiar decree of iiitcl cctual elevation and moral rectitude in the mass of the people and thnt it is in itself emi ently adapted to promote the national welfare nd and to secure the public On account Iherelore of its great value lo pub ic tuut individual the elective fran hise mint be considered us preeminently n acred More especially is this tlie tvhin it is regarded as pertaining to that sov power which is ordained ol and vhich He will surely guard with the sanctions af His moral government over How urgent the need that the purity and in iulability of this sacred franchise should be urefully guarded Everything having the taint of in the mode oi n the treatment of or in tbeir own should be guarded against to Ihe utmost possible decree md when it does it should be severely The greatest disree of oth moral and should be accorded to every voter and the attempt to control the acts ol by threats or by actual wheth er in respect to the mode of voting at should e regarded as a henious crime against the pub ic us well as against the A fraud y to social and lilical the African has The ol nilvocateil the orons proseciilioii of the war in Ihis slyle The repnlsn nt wouM be n meiu Irille compared with Ihe siircesa of Ihe Demo cratic in Ohio or Ol if Ihe Wasiington nlllhorities be lieve Ihey will send home every soldier from hose Slates who will vote Iheii lickel mill as there aie nearly two hundred thousand men in the field Iroin those and ns it tlaimetl that 11 majority of them are uch n policy would tnke away n greater number I men than Uosecrnns basin his whole The list Irnita of this political strata jIV are ho losses u wouii and n loss in artillery which will mil fall short of fitly while oill ilefieiency ill transportation and bosuagr cannot be Such Abolition friendship lor the Tim AS rr so annoys the Kepiibliians as this erywhcre throughout the country iho officials are talcing the oath to support but like Stunner when he first entered the they do FO with a Theirluith on the subject is that of the heroic Lane who has just abandoned his id Quaiitrel and come to Washington In a late speech he said The Constitution as it was is ptaynl its technical definition is the restoration ol und I am ready to see any Kansas man shot down who favors the Union as it Plain Talk for Plain People We do not think that any man of com mon will that the cnmliiion of th country present such as he would desiie lo There is somethini o thmachinery is out ol we lake i n matrer nl every riahtmindi mnn would Ilkto tn the hrcnU and ohstiiKtioui in the innibincr rcmiivirl nnd it is obvious t our that the men who have for three year Itecn riinnin he machine do not under FtHiil it would no have been jirred nrd put out of runnins orile no understandilli cannot snlely b TiiHled hv he penple to repair put it nirni in irnod We have by costly experience in our own oflire that a slenm press which nn n stonily ma a wellbalanced will run without break aecor impediment for nn inexperience conSdmil in his own will pu out of ordr every il to tal ruin in a It is th same in govern mental ns in mechanical Il the me entrusted with the manugemenl of the Stale ur or or the machine ry will sofin b the levers on screws arid pulleys and nnd wheel and lianiN cease lo woik us they were unless the bursters aie ant competent woikmen put in their tin whole machinery may be utterly ruined in a short a time as it takes nn incompetent ensi neer and pressman to ruin a double cylinde steam printing The history ol the which is open tt nil in its puldic in the pioce1 lilies o Congress and llrj khows Im for conlradiction or whi have nlwayc anpen under lions other than eveiythiu ha smoothly and well when Democrats were in theie is a veiy plain reason fol The Democratic when ailniinis terinj the Govil have always confinet themselves within the limits of the Constitu literally and been in nil observant and obedient to the Theirniri bition has been to rule to carry out lh intensions of their Fathers to place m unnecessary burdens upon the to restrair them in Ihe exercise of no privilege uranted by the Constitution or natural not voluntailr resigned lor the snle of shott their aim has been lo bestow the greater anrl they have never failed to do do while their political by whatever name have invariably pursued a difler ent and under Iheir adminis tration of Govemment have the people suflere wrens and Their whatever they mav pretend to the nre not Re are con trary to the principles upon which our free in stitutions are They never could lini power enough tn Ihc Conslitutinn to carry out their und hence they have disregarded uhen in trampled the laws under theil Is upon Ihe necks of the peo and brought trouble and gloom upon thr Under the administration ol John this was exemplified in the and enforce meiit of the Alien and Sedition from whence aiose persecutions for opinions and every species of tyranny odious to n free Th same houth in a less marked the iiilminisiration of even succeeding administration hojti to Pemo down lo the in induration ol Abraham since when the Irue pint of the parly has displayed itself in the mot reckless ocls of despotism that ever disgraced anv Under Ihis administration nothing has been recorded but Ihe unchecked will of the ruling Kvery barrier erected by the Consti ution and the liws against the exercise of ai jitrary power and for Ihe protection of Stale ilid popular has been brushed away from t3 and we have bad a reign of terror anil ol conscription und of plunder ktuineil by crimes of every na ture and thai finds no parallel in hislnry that sickens liait and manlles the cheek the civilized woild with the blush of ind No one who understands tha inilitntinnt of he and values his ivill leny this It is truth is This gang of ignorant and reckless engineers n charge ol Ihe National State engines lave thrown ihe Irani ftom ihe and have leither the desire nor skill lo put it on is to be We must change must discharge Ihe incompe ent and careless haudi we and employ kdlful mechanics to repair the damage and put he train upon rails we must do or hope of Ihis free of this great rc lublican will be It is time to open nur eyes and look the truth n the There ihU bill one slep between us and must break own the rulieg or we must ourselves We cannot now reach Lincoln hroiigb tho ballot wo YJK reach Cur ami Curtin is Lincolns right Let us lop oil this tight by so n Ihe power of ihe Federal administration or anil redeem Pennsylvania from To save your country and your elves you must do You will have an ipnnrtunily on Ihe yourselves of nothing diIer or restrain and slrike If you fail you can oose things are as bad as can but if you succeed you will gain constitutional union aud and Uu Uliicii it will of Ihe Presi lent is above the Constitution and the Whoever disputes this is a sympathizer with laws of the United Slates must be ex I have no discretionary power on the D JOKE AND young man What Curtin DID NOT aa What he DID Th feel Kruiii the IKtriut BU1 i friends of Cnriiii evidently do nn very sanguine of his or they resort to the miserable thills they do him At this moment they ar Sddien rlielid string wit They seei ster mg Ihe eat but to little They seer have sailed down in the conviction that on very strong military feeling in Ms favor an general beliel that his election is necmsat preserve Nation Heaven save the marl secure bis election and hence they reso every means to produce n feeling an such a The people assured hy them that be is very loyul and Woodward is ver ll lie is very loyul aim is ver the President desires bis cler n and dreads Ihe i leclion of Woodward Tinr in anything else that his election woul ifirm llie put down the rebe nnd save the lite ol the whil Howards election would clippU the Plesi injure the independence ol the Souther of sever the Unio This is said tn the people to frlghte iiem into Ihe support of It is mnini ilsc iu itlatioii to Hut xvhat u lat It is the only means hy which Ctirti be ami Ihey tlo nol scrii pie to ue This is their cotine wilh th They pull another string for the fol They tell them that Curtin furnishe ic President with h listd llie Uieserve and hns since walch ed over it us a ben does ovr her would say ns it does over a partridg they would neaiil that altry the Uenel ve were sent lo the made rxtiitoitinuiy rr isiiiiiv 10 raise n second similar body of troop to piotect anil many other thing Mjuilly silly and tilleily These ai Ihings thai Curlin diil tint Let us se what be Hit to entitle him lo the conl deuce and support of soldiers and tin pen Heie is a catalogue of fome of the praise worthy acts which hu d d as we fin t in tbo published in the town i Cenlie Curtin lome winr tuu Who appointed lhat tin lire men iu SM gave them hlan ceili tliu as fniniibed them shoes wit shaving led them on rotte lerring and stinking heel t Who rode over the buttle field a nnd on hearing a wounded odice this Is an awful daughter of Penn nit mattered littb here were plenty more lo take Iheir places t Who attempted to force the State militia in the service of the United States for months or longer 1 Who keeps Unit miserable puck of slioddj tiil nnd public robberr that the three men wilh en hUitkels and worthless still iu em iloy approved a bill that took from the tax payers ol Pennsylvania eighteen millionsof tlnl and gave it Lo the Pennsylvania railroa Who tranUerred ihe Stale and its Lefisla tuie into thhands of ibis plundering corpora lion 1 Who made an agreement this sam hy which it was to pay the Slat per Init agreemen Mnl wards surrendered it lo the company viihout even preserving 11 copy or memornn lum of it permitted llio soil of our State be in by ihu Confederates and then said he haii in lower to defend the Slate when Ihousarnls four citizens were on hand ready to repel an ivasinn und protect our Cur Who ciawled to like a poor liseiabl and on bended tnplnred Father Abraham to allow him to pro Met our State Capitol Who boasted iu this on night of le lhat be had his heel on ill necks f and would keep it there for three ears Who permitted tho minions of Federal au loruy lo enter Ihu Capital of our Slate and rag from their patriotic and icntceratc them in the loalhesome of mil without warrant or cause Who paidoncd thu Abolition miscreants at uflcr they had been found guilty lioling by judge and jury f Who gave a respite to a negro murderer in and at the time refused lo unl a few days to mi irishman convicted of o offence Who touk tn bel ire high swear g that tin would not nor give his inllii ice for an man for any ollice iu ihe gift of unless lie he an American born cit nor il be be a Koman Who look an oalb before high g tliiil if ever elected or appointed to an offt al station conferricg on him the power to do ho would remove all or uniaii Catholics torn olhce or and lhat no case would hu appoint such lo any office his gilt 7 Who swore lo keep the above infamous oaths icred and inviolate through lite I Who was the first Secretary of State under a Who traveled over this Slate ill organ KnowNothing lodges Who look nn oalh to prescribe you on account fyour birthplace and Cur Tim Richmond Jluyui gives the following opinion of too Demo ralic party That ihe Democratic party was our worst and bur lor its puisonous embrace these itates would have been free and clear of the jimatural Union twenty years It is not ho and the BlacK Uepucli ans and who have hurt hey were right all along there wu an irre ressible conflict between two dillerent civili two opposite social hey were no more able to livo peaceably to elber in one government than two can vear one Is it Treasonable The New York n neutral with slightly Lincoln contain the lowing The Republican leader in the last a speech deliv ered in Lancaster rn in of the reelection of expressed the following sentiments The Union tut It fluff Constitution ns it forbid it I That may be Aboli tion hut it is the right Thismiy be unconditional but il looks uncommonly like Other traitors never slid anything no bid as They at least were in favor of tin restoration of tho Union and ihe but erred in think ing Unit it can be heller accomplished hy peace Ilian Tho President and Congress have placed on record the most solemn declarations thai the sole object of the war xvas to restore I miiinlain the constitutional authority of the General Government in the insurrectionary arid on the faith nf these assurances n million of men shouldered ami a mint of money baa been But alter two years and a half of war nnd the sacrifice of million of a member of Ihe domi nant Republican parly publicly deprecates Jhe uinciple for which we have been Other Iniitors have been Stevens or or even prosecuted itfisiiiKNT LINCOLN FAMK TO ms lo not orijcct to abide a decision of the United States Supreme or the Judges on Ihe constitutionality of Ihe ilralt In fad I should he willing lo facilitate Iho obtain ing ol but I cannot consent to lose the time while it is being rnxitltnt Linrutti The Piesidcnt has promptly consented to have it tested by judicial Vixs Here is a distinct promise lo fa cilitate a legal decislonns to the validity of the Yet when hy special the Judges of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania net on in to hear an argument upon the constitutionality Con scription the Dlslrict Attorneyre useil tn it instruction frum iVarthingtonl In every case in this Stale in which tho was up on n distinct tlin govern ment has refusril to its coh Hcripls or other parlies rather than have T At last comes the suspension ol the writ of which takes all these cases and many mure out of tho jurisdiction of tbo How different lie course of 1rnsidsnt Lin in this in those questions ecling the In those the prom se being must be t Here the promise is made to free Whltfcltl to be Cuirma Abolition patri ots lecrnlly made speeches for the shoddy candidate for Onl iii Thaddeus who playfully The Union as it was nnd the Constitution ns t forbid The second was who coolly Informed his hearers hut il was heller In lose a battle in the field ian the eleclion in The third vas the notorious Iteiijiimin lately elurned from where he liad pen severely chastised Tor insolence hy a Low I who boldly announced bolitiou audience ihnt hi wai not for iho niou as it As these lliree worthies employed to by Wayno the chairman of Ihe Curtinr Slate they undoubtedly expressed tho pinions of their shoddy Those who are illing to endorse the il quoted abovejwill cast heir votos r Andrew turllnl in leaving theCabiiiet forjreasnns which appeal to my ranuot consent to continiiu any longer in con clion wilh your Administration there tender you my resignation of the offlco of Homey The Pittsburg commenting upph is obsfrved We me not InforuM yet what theie reaions but enough known state that they out of the alleged comflieily of Ilu Govcr in these scandalous contract rough which tho state has been swindled out immense sums of und our hruva vol ileers subjected lo a series of hardships and convonienceswhichlewbul themselves would ivu had the paliencu to TUB TVUANTS The plea of rnilitnry whrn plainly stated amounts to nil no more That we must penrit violation f he constitution infringmeiits of laws mil without a struggle of rernon the interference of Iho military control elections lijht and justice Id in abeyance at Ihe dictate of expediency i lhat we must a to irrender our liberties that the dicies may The barbaric at in lime ol war the laws loose and by the i Franklin he was not a modem He has told inheritors ol Amuiican Union that Those would give up essential liberty to piirchaie litile temporary safety deserve pejther liber nor Cliicaso Tha radical journals are urivingto re islian Ihe Republican U new me The o4 one is offence But they call it a Union let Letit i definition be truthful and and state in nat party is in lavor of the Union of us iheDemocratic part 11 in fovor of e Union of   

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