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of armed men was then made into the tent, and Mr. Bath was wounded twice by fire-arms.
Lamb was conveyed to the hospital, where he lingered for eight days, and expired of locked jaw. A number of buck-shot were found in his leg; and, upon a post-mortem examination, two shot were discovered jammed between the bones of the foot, and so united as to present the appearance of a slug.
The shot was fired from the opposite side of the street, in the vicinity of the Whig head-quarters. The inference is, that it came from an elevation, a window or the roof, as the wounds were downwards, the fatal lead entering at the top of the foot.
It thus appears that. in addition to the many wounded, the murder of an unoffending individual is to be charged to the brutal preparations “ for guarding persons and places on election night,” so formally announced in a Bank paper of the morning. It is now ascertained that these preparations were extensive, and that three or four hundred men were under arms in the city alone. Knowing the fact, we are only surprised that only one deliberate murder was committed on that memorable night. The muskets were loaded with ball: between fear and the stimulus of drink, their holders were mad enough for any act; and it is only to be attributed to the wonderful forbearance and coolness of the injured democracy that the streets of the city did not run with blood. Even the miscalled civil power was armed for the conflict, and lent its aid in procuring and preparing musketry.
It is earnestly hoped that the election scenes of Philadelphia will operate as a solemn warning to the opponents of the administration in New York, and that they at least will refrain from the bloody." preparations” which here have resulted so fatally.
Extract from the New York Herald.
AN ELECTION SCENE.
It was on Friday night last, after a day of storms, that lights were seen burning dimly in Tammany Hall-crowds were before the door, earnestly engaged in discussion-and a general excitement pervaded every avenue of that ancient place, devoted to roguery, patriotism, sense, gin, generosity, and folly. The contest in the interior was between Isaac L. Varian and William Leggett, for the nomination to Congress. Mr. Leggett is the ultra advocate of abolition--pledged to its principlesand, if elected, determined to move in Congress for the repeal of the southern coloured social state now existing in the district of Columbia ; and also for a resolution to admit no new States into the Union without restrictions on that point. Mr. Varian is for the unity, peace, and harmony of the country-decidedly of opinion that the Southern States be allowed to alter or improve their social condition witliout' interference from the North.
This was the contest-these were the parties. What was done?
The Committee voted and adjourned, cursed and talked, drank and quarrelled; and again talked and quarrelled, and voted and adjourned, and dranked and damned, without coming to any decision. In the outer rooms the same excitement prevailed. The whole custom-house was in
the field. Here was the collector earnestly holding forth in one corner, the district attorney in the other quietly putting in his logical epigram, and the crowd of tide-waiters scudding about among the stormy elements, like Mother Carey's chickens after the foaming wake of the Royal William in the last equinoctial gale. At the bar of Tammany Hall the whiskey, brandy, gin, and other liquors, flowed fast and strong. Every fresh cock-tail only increased the sublimity of the speakers, or gave a fresher tinge to the red-red nose, or a louder twang to the long-long tongues of the Locofocos. Hundreds were crowded into the little room, and forty spoke at once with all that grace and purity which usually characterize the classical eloquence at Tammany Hall. We give a few specimeris for future ages to take pattern after : " I'll be eternally dd if I go for Varian---- blast Leggett, he is an abolitionist !-but he's a Locofoco-if you don't nominate Varian we're all dished I won't have any man but Leggett-dn-blood and thunder-Jesse, is that you ? Bill Price-Bill Price-gods and little fishes-Bill Price, Bill Price if you don't nominate Leggett, dn my buttons if we don't kick up all hell in the public meeting-d-n Leggett--Varian--bloodWhigs -- bugs - Locos-blood-tit-grog--gin-boys-fun-devil hell,” &c. tad a Tobago loro 82901099 bin 596875
Extract from the Pennsylvanian.
We publish below a letter from a respectable gentleman in Huntingdon county, speaking of the circumstances attending the recent election in that county. They disclose a system of the most startling corruption ever brought to the notice of the people of Pennsylvania, and should draw down
upon the guilty designers and perpetrators of it the most decided evidences of reprobation that the laws will admit of.
Alexandria, Oct. 10, 1838. I embrace the earliest opportunity of giving you the result of the elections in this section, so far as heard from.
Huntingdon county gives Ritner about 1000 majority. Centre, 1144 for Porter. Cambria, 100.
The above result in Huntingdon county has been brought about by the most villanous and outrageous conduct on the part of our opponents. Hundreds upon hundreds of men from the line of canal were driven to the polls and compelled to vote without a single qualification. In Morris township, which includes about fifteen miles of the repairs on the canal, the most unparalleled scene of villany that ever was practised on an election-ground in Pennsylvania was enacted. In that district they polled 231 votes in 1835, and yesterday upwards of 800 were polled, and Ritner had 655 majority. A canal boss stood on each side of the window, and led up the hands, and made the boys go the figure without having any questions asked by the tools made use of as inspector and judges of election. // Hundreds of foreigners, who have not been two years in the United States, voted without being asked any questions.
OFFICIAL CONSPIRACY AGAINST THE PEOPLE. We invite the earnest attention of our readers to the Address of the
Adams county Delegates, and accompanying documents, copied in to-day's paper from the Gettysburg Compiler. They will find in it a complete and undeniable development of the most profligate and audacious attempt on the part of the minions of the State Executive, clustered around his person, to betray the people, that ever was ventured on by a desperate cabal. It will be seen that, through Henry Buehler, Clerk of the Senate, son-in-law to George Wolf, and in whose house the Governor resides, orders were issued to the office-holders of Adams county, to select three spurious delegates, and pay their expenses to Harrisburg, that they might there throw the power into the hands of the adherents of the Governor, by contesting the seats of the regular delegates, and force a nomination on the people! The costs of this proceeding were to be refunded from Harrisburg. It will also be seen that Judge Ellis Lewis, the ringleader of the Caucusites, was fully informed of the dark transaction, as well as of a similar one in relation to Schuylkill county, which was successful; and the conclusion is impossible to be avoided that the Governor himself was a participator in the affair, and urged
Letter from Henry Buehler to George Ziegler, Esq., Prothonotary,
J. Fuller, Esq., Attorney-at-Law, or William N. Irvine, Esq., Gettysburg, Adams Co. Pa. (PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL.)
Harrisburg, March 2, 1835. DEAR SIR,-It has just been ascertained that the Muhlenberg men have had second sets of delegates elected to the 4th of March Convention from Bucks, Lycoming, &c. Their object is to leave the decision on the admission of the minority delegates to Adams, Montgomery, Chester, Lebanon, Dauphin, &c., and thus let them all in and cheat Governor Wolf out of the nomination. The only course left, therefore, for the Democrats, is to take up their own weapons, dirty as they are, and break their heads with their own club. All the disputed counties are to stand aside, and leave the undisputed counties to settle the question. Now the real interests of the party require that you should at once get up a second set of delegates from Adams, and thus destroy the vote of the delegates on the admission question; and you are accordingly requested, at once, to convene a meeting of a few of our friends, (half a dozen will do,) appoint a chairman and secretary, and then offer a resolution, appointing any three men you have confidence in as delegates to the Democratic Convention to meet here on the 4th, to represent Adams county, and send them over. It is taken for granted that you will have but little trouble in making this arrangement.
The travelling expenses, &c., of the delegates, should you find difficulty in getting persons to come, please pay, and I will refund. The delegates should be at Sourbeck's brick tavern, at the end of the Harrisburg bridge, by nine o'clock on Wednesday morning, the 4th instant; there they will find a person who will explain the circumstances of the
It is of course desirable that you should confide this matter to but few, and that in strict confidence. It may not be necessary for the delegates to go into convention at all, and if so, this circumstance of ap
pointing a second set will never be known. We only want to have the delegates here, if they are found necessary to foil the artful designs of the enemy. Please write by the bearer what we may depend upon. You had better keep the bearer until you have delegates appointed ; and then send him off with a letter containing the particulars, so that he can get here any time on Tuesday night. Please also seal up this letter again, and send it back by the bearer. The bearer knows nothing at all about this business at your place, nor need he; all he has got to do is to deliver this letter, and receive your answer, for which you can make him wait. ,
Respectfully and truly yours,
H. BUEHLER. Our arrangements are such that if you keep out the vote of the Adams delegates we are safe.
The delegates should bring along the proceedings of the meeting that appointed them, signed by the Chairman and Secretary.
[A true copy.
Extract from Mr. Fuller's Reply to Mr. Buehler :All of my answer to Mr. Buehlar that is important is contained in the following extract, dated 2d March, 1835:
“ In the nomination of Muhlenberg there is danger; in Wolf's still more. Our only safety is in a third man. And I cannot comply with your request for two reasons: First, I cannot, upon reflection, think of six men in the town and county that would act in this matter; and, secondly, I think it politically and morally dishonest.
“ Yours, &c.
" J. L. FULLER."
ALLUDING to the recent election frauds throughout the State, the Columbia Pa. Courant says :
" It is asserted on good authority that they have already received accounts of frauds to the amount of six thousand votes, and more are daily discovered. A gentleman writing from Westmoreland, or an adjoining county, says that they have discovered sixteen hundred illegal votes that were polled in two or three counties, and that the investigation is still going on, and they know not where it will end. It is urgently recommended that no man give up any bets until a fair and thorough investigation is had. If then all proves fair and honourable, no man will withhold any money he may have lost. The Locofocos cannot complain of that course if, as they say, everything is fair and honourable. We have no doubt that the result will show that Joseph Ritner has a large majority of the legal votes of Pennsylvania, and that according to the true intent of her constitution he is governor, and should be considered as such until the investigation has determined him to be otherwise. We hope every friend of Joseph Ritner and the supremacy of the laws will do all in their power to ferret out these abuses—there is abundant work for all lovers of order in this field.”
From the Public Ledger.
THE NEW CONSTITUTION. So far as we can believe official returns of votes, which, it is admitted, are rather fallacious in these days. of political perjury, forgery, and gaming, the new constitution has been adopted.
THE OUTRAGE. Noticing the recent outrage, the New York Sun says—“Mr. Ingersoll strains a point, we think; and, as the losing inspectors were of his own party, and the majority of Mr. Naylor is undisputed, will lose his case before Congress.
The New York Transcript says, “Men who are base and degenerate enough to cheat the people of their just rights in this way, are not too good to steal their mother's winding-sheet, or rob their father's coffin. Charles J. Ingersoll, and those corrupt judges, stand pilloried in everlasting infamy."
From the Inquirer. It appears to be conceded on all hands that a large portion of the time of the next legislature will be occupied in devising means calculated to remedy the existing defects in our election-laws. That something should be done, and that with as little delay as possible, appears to be the sentiment of all good men throughout this community. The frauds committed in the county of Philadelphia alone are calculated to call a blush to the cheek of every patriot, and to lessen the respect which all citizens of the United States have heretofore entertained for the elective franchise. In Southwark and Kensington, particularly, this corrupt business was practised to a frightful extent. It is known that in the second ward, Southwark, more names were on the registry than there were taxable inhabitants in the ward. That the registry, as originally made out, contained the names of dead men-men who had moved out of the ward-of one man whose coffin had been made by the assessor himself and of persons not entitled to vote from other considerations. In the third ward, at least one individual was detected while in the act of voting in the name of another ! This offender confessed that twenty others had pursued the same course on the same day, and, if we are correctly informed, he implicated an officer under the general government! It is known that, at the counting off for judges, several Southwark watchmen stood in the ranks at South Penn, while, on the same occasion, several omnibuses were constantly engaged in carrying voters from one poll to another! The conduct of the Locofocos at Roxborough, in blocking up the way to the poll, and thus preventing a fair election, is fresh in the memory of all. These are but a few of the frauds that are known to have characterised the recent election in the county of Philadelphia. Surely, under such circumstances, it devolves upon the legislature to institute an investigation; or, if that be deemed a work of supererogation, to adopt means calculated to remedy the evil. Otherwise the elective franchise will become a mere farce, and our quiet, peace-loving, and law-regarding citizens will refuse to go to the polls.