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S. 1.. RL'SSKLL. J- H. LONGEXECKER.
X> US.SELL A LONG ENECK Kit,
I ATTORNEVS AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW,
Will attend promptly and faithfully to all busi
ness entrusted to their care. Special attention
given to collections and the prosecution of claims
for Back Pay, Bounty, Pensions, Ac
OFFICE, on Juliana Street, south ot the Court
J. MCD. SHARVE. F. F. KERR.
QUA RPE A KERR, ATTORNEYS
AT LAW BEDFORD, PA., will practice in
the courts of Bedford and adjoining counties Of
fice. on Juliana ?t.. opposite the Banking House of
Reed k Sefcoll. | March 2. 'no,
J. R. DC R BORROW . | JOHN LT'TZ.
DC HBO It RO \V A LUT Z ,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW. BEDFORD. PA.,
"Will attend promptly to all business intrusted to
ll.eireare. Collections made on the shortest no
They are, also, regularly licensed Claim Agents
and will give special attention to the prosecution
•>f claims against the Government for Pensions.
Back Pay. Bounty, Bounty Lands, Ac.
Office on Juliana street, one door South of the
"Mt-ngel House," and nearly opposite the Inquirer
TOHNP. REEL), ATTORNEY AT
f| LAW. BEDFORD, PA. Respectfully tenders
his services to the pnblic.
Office second door North of the Mengel House.
Bedford. Aug. 1, 1861."
11, SPY M. A LSI P, ATTC >RX EY AT
J LAW, BEDFORD, PA. Will faithfully and
promptly attend to all business entrusted to his
care in Iledford and adjoining counties. Military
lairns, hack pay, bounty, Ac., speedily collected.
Office with Mann A Spang, on Juliana street,
t .o doors South of the Mengel House.
Jan. 22. 1864,
R. M. KIMMELL. | J- W. LINGENFELTKR.
?7" EMM ELL A LINGENFELTER,
IV ATTORNEYS AT LAW, BEDFORD, PA..
Have formed a partnership in the practice of
the Law. Office on Juliana street, two doors South
of the -Mengel House,"'
G1 11. SPANG, ATTORNEY AT
r, LAW BEDFORD. PA Will promptly at
tend to collections and all business entrusted to
his care in Bedford and adjoining counties.
Office on Juliana Street, three doors south of the
"Mengel House," opposite the residence of Mrs.
May 13, 1864.
B. F. MEVERS. | J. W. DICKF.RSON.
MEYERS A- DICKERSOX, AT
TORNEYS AT LAW. Bedford, Pa., office
same as formerly occupied by Hon. S. L. Russell,
a few doors south of the Court House, will practice
in the several courts of Bedford county. Pensions,
bounty and back pay obtained and the purchase
and sale of real estate attended to. [mayll,'6fl.
HAYS IRYIXE, ATTORNEY AT
LAW. Bloody Run, Pa. Office in Harris'
New Building. marl 3 68
DR. CHASE'S RECIPES, or Infor
mation for Everybody ."—An invaluable
collection of about 800 practical recipes tor Mer
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gists. Tanners. Shoemakers. Harness-makers. Pain
ters, Jewelers, Blacksmiths, Tinners. Gunsmiths,
Farriers, Barbers, Bakers, Dyers, Renovators,
Farmers, and Families Generally.
To which has been added a Rational Treatment
of Pleurisy, Inflammation of the Lungs and Inflam
matory Diseases, and also for General Female Debil
ity and Irregularities. •
The undersigned is agent for Bedford county.—
Address L. M. STATLER,
apr24tf Stoys'own, Pa.
JGAILEY, FARRELL A CO.,
LEAD PIPE, SHEET AND BAR LEAD
Pig Lead. Iron Pipe, Rubber Hose, Steam Gauges,
Whistles and Valves, Iron and Copper Sinks
and Bath Tubs, Steam Pumps. Farm
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And every description of goods for
WATER, GAS A STEAM.
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Send for a Price List. PITTSBURG, PA.
BJ. WILLIA MS & SONS,
. No. 16 North Sixth Street, Philadelphia
LARGEST MANUFACTURERS or
A WINDOW SHADES,
VirSELL AT THE LOWEST
Blinds Repaired. Store Shades, Trimmings,
Fixtures. Plain Shades ot all kinds. Curtain Cor
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DREER'S warranted fresh and gen
uine GARDEN SEEDS, and a full assort
ment Spades, Spading Forks, Ho-s, Rakes, Shov
els. Ac . Ac., can bo bought at HABTLEY A
METZGER>, very low, for cash apr.ltf
I F you want to get the best Reaper,
Mower, Grain Drill, or any other Farm Imple
ment that is made, an i a' the lowest price, always
go to HARTLEY A METZGER'S old established
agency. As their businsss is a permanent one,
thev will always keep extras, which maybe need
ed for any farm implement Xhey sell. [apr3tf
SIR JOHN FRANKLIN orCHAM
BERSBURG COOKING STOVE.—This cele
brated stove is now offered to the public by HART
LEY A METZGER, agents for Bedford county,
who will always have on hand a full supply, for
wood or coal. apr3tf
EILLIES, SHAFTS, Poles, Spokes,
and Hubs, are sold by HARTLEY A METZ
at manufacturer's prices. apr3tf
ITCH ! ITCH ! ! ITCH I!! Scratch !
Snatch .' Scratch ! .''—la from 10 48 hours
WHBATON'S OINTMENT cures THE ITCH.
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W NKATON'S OINTMENT cures Barbers' Itch.
WHEATON'S OINTMENT cures Old Sores.
WHEATON'S OINTMENT cures Every find
of Humor life Magic.
Price. 50 cents a box ; by mail, 60 cents. Ad
dress WEEKS A POTTER, No. 170 Washington
Street, Boston, Mass. For sale by all Druggists
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Persons afflicted with Cancer, Scrofula. Tu
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Indian Vegetable remedies which cleanse the blood
of all Humors, Mercury, Lead. Ac., and restore
health to invalids afflicted with every variety of
disease. A book describing Cancer, Scrofula, Hu
mors and other diseases, with their proper means
of cure, may ue obtained free at the Medical Insti
tute, or by mail. Address Dr. R. GREENE, 16
Temple place, Boston, Mass.
BY MEYERS & MENGEL.
MILLER A BOWSER,
At the Old Colonnade, - - Bedford, Pa., ,
OFFER GREAT BARGAINS,
(in order to reduce their stock, before making
their spring purchases) in
Hats and Caps,
Boots and Shoes,
Tobacco and Cigars,
Ac., Ac., Ac.
LOOK AT SOME OF THE 111 PRICES:
CALICO, at 8, 10, 12, 1~, 10.
GINGHAM, at 12*., to, 18, 20.
MUSLIN, at 10, 12, 14, 1.",, 18, 20.
fc&r Cassitneres, Cloths, Satinetts and
Ladies" Sacking, at very low prices.
Ladies', Gents' and Misses'
Shoes, Sandals and Over-Shoes, in great variety.
Men's, Boys' and Youths' Boots.
Best Coffee, Tea, Sugar and Syr
up in the market. Prices low
ttef Feed, Flour, Ac., for sale at all
We invite all to call and see our
goods and compare prices before buying elsewhere.
J6S"- Our motto is, Short Profit*.
TERMS—Cash. Note or Produce.
Office at the old stand in BANK BUILDING, Julian
na Street, BEDFORD, Pa.
All operations, pertaining to Surgical and Me
chanical Dentistry, performed with care, and
Anaesthetics admimetered, when desired. Ar
tificial teeth, inserted, per set. SB.OO and upward.
JYgp As I am determined to do
A CASH BUSINESS
or none, I have reduced the prices of ARTIFICIAL
TEETH of the various kinds. 20 PER CENT, and of
GOLD FILLINGS 33 PER EENT. This reduction
will be made only to strictly CASH PATIENTS,
aud all such will receive prompt attention.
AMERICA N CO MB IN A TION
Button Hole Overseaming
Its Wonderful Popularity Conclusive ProoJ
of its Great Merit.
The increase in the demand for this valuable
machine has been TEN FOLD during the last
seven months of its first year before the public.
This grand and surprising success is unpre
cedented in the history of sewing-machines, and
we feel fully warranted in claiming that
IT HAS SO EQUAL.
BEING ABSOLUTELY THE BEST
IN THE WORLD,
And Intrinsically the Cheapest.
It is really two machines combined in one, (by
a simple and beautiful mechanical arrangement,) !
making both the Shuttle or Lock-stitch, and 1
the Overseaming and Button-hole stitch, with
equal facility and perfection. It executes iu the
very best man tier every variety of sewing, such
as Hemming. Felling. Cording. Tucking. Stitch
ing, Braiding and Quilting, Gathering and sewing
on, (done at the same time,) and in addition, Over
seams, Embroiders on the edge, and makes beau
tiful Button and Eyelet-holes iu all fabrics.
Every Machine is warranted by the Company,
or its Agents, 'o give entire satisfaction.
Circulars, with full particulars and samples of
work done on this Machine, cau be had on appli
cation at the Salesrooms of
BUTTON HOLE OVERSEAMING AND
SE WING MACHINE CO..
S. W. COB. ELEVENTH AND CHESTNUT STREETS, J
PHI LAD E LP IIIA. PA.
Instructions given on the Machine at the rooms
of the Company gratuitously to all purchasers.
AGENTS W ANTE L>.
FKED'K PAXTON, President.
W. B. MEXDENHALL, Treasurer.
S. J. MeCAUSLIN, Agent, Bedford. Pa. ;
17 A 1 RB A N K'S STANI) AR D
of all Itnds, also, Baggage Barrows, Ware - i
house Trucls, Copying Presses, 6fC.
FAIRBANKS, MORSE if CO..
Corner Wood iV Second Sts., Pittsburg. Pa.
* s*Be careful to buv only the Genuine Scales. (
I Repaired promptly. >
; TJENRY HARPER,
No. 520 Arch Street
Fine WATCHES. JEWELRY,SILVER WARE,
I and Rodgers' Celebrated Silver Plated Ware,
warranted triple plate, on the whitest metal, at
MANUFACTURER S PRICES.
riMIE BEDFORD GAZETTE is the
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having renewed his license as an auctioneer,
offers his services to the public generally. Post
office address Cum berbuid Vley.
The baby lies in its mother's arms.
Quiet, and pale, and thin ;
But the little head is once more raised
As Harry comes bounding in.
A wooden horse in his hand he holds,
Drk gray with a long black maqe ;
And an eager, longing look lights up
The pale little face again.
"No feaby dear, I will hold it close,
But I cannot give it to you ;
I'm Bfraid you would let it fall, and break
My horse, so pretty and new."
But the pale little eager face still pleads,
Outstretched is the small band still;
He stands for a moment, then holds it out,
"I'll lend it to baby, I will "
That day is past, and he finds it again
Where tho baby had thrown it aside ;
Iler coral red, with its silver bells,
Still fast to the bridle tied.
There's a touch of paint off the bright green stick;
And a chip off the horse's ear;
But, Oh ' not that to the boy's blue eye
Brings the quickly gathering tear.
And while Harry lives he will still be glad
That he lent her his hor3e that day ;
For the Baby has gone where never r.gain
Can she ask with his toys to play.
THE KECaIKTRY LAW.
A further supplement to the act reletting
to the elections of this Comrnomeealth.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Sen
ate and House of Representatives of
the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in
General Assembly met, and it is here
by enacted by the authority of the
same: That from and after the pas
sage of this act it shall be the duty of;
the several assessors within this Com
monwealth, on receiving their trans
cripts from the County Commissioners,
to proceed to make out a list, in alpha
betical order, of the white freemen i
above twenty-one years of age, whom ,
they shall know, or who shall make
claim to said assessors to be qualified
' voters within their respective town
ships, boroughs, wards, or other elec
tion districts, and opposite said names,
state whether the said freeman is, or 1
is not a housekeeper, and if he is, the
number of his residence in towns j
where the same are numbered, with
the street, alley, or court in which sit
uated, and if in a town, where there
are no numbers, the names of the
street, alley, or court 011 which the
said house fronts, also the occupation
of the party, and where he is not a
housekeeper, the occupation, place of
boarding and with whom ; and, if
working for another, the name of the
employer; and write opposite said !
name t lie word voter; and, where said j
party claims to vote by reason of natur- i
aiization, heshall exhibit his certificate j
thereof to the assessor, unless he shall :
have voted in the township, borough,
ward or district at five proceeding gen
eral elections; and, on exhibition ol
the certificate, the nameshall be mark
ed with the letter X ; where the party
has merely declared his intention to be-;
come a citizen and designs to be natur-1
alized before the next election the name
shall be marked I) I ; where the claim
is to vote by reason of being between
the ages of twenty-one and two, as
provided by law, the word "age" shall
be entered, and if the party has moved
into the election district to reside since j
the last general election, the letter II
shall be placed opposite the name;and
in all of the cases enumerated a tax I
shall forthwith be assessed against the
person, and in order to carry this law
into effect for the present year it shall
be the duty of the Commissioners of!
the respective counties of this Common
wealth, and of the city of Philadelphia,
within sixty days after the passage of I
this act, to cause alphabetical lists of j
the persons returned by the assessors
as having been assessed in the several
districts for the present year, to be
made out and placed in the hands of
the respective assessors, whose duty it
shall be, 011 or before the Ist of Sep-.
tember, to ascertain the qualifications'
of the persons so named and their
claimsto vote, as before mentioned,and
perform, in regard to such persons,
nil of the duties enjoined by this act
and furnish said iist to the commission
ers and election board, as hereinafter
directed; Provided, That the names of
all persons who were duly registered ,
and permitted to vote at the next pre-!
ceding general election in October,
shall, without further proof or applica
i tion, be placed on the list or registry '
! directed to be prepared for the election"
in November, but they and all others ,
shall be subject to challenge and their |
right to vote be passed on as prescrib
; ed by the fourth section of this act.
SECTION 2. On the list being com
pleted and assessments made as afore
said, the same shall forthwith be re
turned to the county commissioners,
who shall cause duplicate copies of said
lists, with the observations and expla
nations required to be noted as afore
said, to be made out as soon as practi-
I cable and placed in the hands of the
I assessor, who shall, prior to the first of
August next ensuing said assessments,
put one copy thereof 011 the door of the
house where the election of the respec
tive district is required to be held and
1 retain the other in his possession for
the inspection, free of charge, of any
person resident within the said election
district who shall desire to see the
same, and it shall be the duty of said as
sessor to add, from time to time, on the
; personal application of any one claim
ing the right to vote, the name of such
claimant and mark opposite the name
I "C V," and immediately assess him
BEDFORD, PA., FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 1, 1868.
with a tax. On the tenth day preced
ing the general election in October next
thereafter it shall be the duty of the
assessor to produce the list in his pos
session to the inspectors and judges of
the election of the proper district at a
meeting to be held by them as herein
SECTION 3. It shall BE the duty of
the inspectors and judge of the elec
tion, together with the assessor, to at
tend at the place of holding the gener
al elections for the respective election
districts, on Saturday, the tenth day
next preceding the second Tuesday in
October, and on the other days herein
after mentioned, and continue in open
session at said place from nine o'clock,
a. in., till six o'clock, p. ni., of said day,
to hear proof of the right of the re- (
spective persons to vote whose names ;
are contained in the assessor's list, as
before mentioned, or who shad apply
to them to have their names registered; j
and all persons who have not previous- i
ly voted in the election district shall '
make due proof, in the manner now I
prescribed by the election laws, of their
right to vote in said district, and like !
proof shall be made in all cases by those
applying for registry whose names are i
not enrolled by the assessor and mark- !
Ed "voterand it shall be the duty]
of the assessor, forthwith, to assess;
said person with a tax as required by ;
law, on the proof being made to the
satisfaction of the election board, if
not already assessed; on the list of the
voters in the said district being com
pleted, it shall be the duty of the election
officers aforesaid to cause duplicate
copies thereof to be made out, forth
with, in alphabetical order, one of
which shall be placed on the door of
the house where the elections arc to be
held and the other retained by the
judge of election, who shall hold the
same subject to the inspection of]
any citizen of said district until the
day of the general election, and pro
duce the satin thereat: Provided, That j
'the officers hereinbefore named, when
they shall deem it advisable, may meet
for the purposes named in this section
one or more days (not exceeding four),
prior to the tenth day next preceding
any general or presidential election, of
which meeting and its purposes they
shall give due public notice by written
or printed handbills, posted in at least
six of the most public places in their,
respective wards, in eities, boroughs,;
wards in boroughs, or townships: And j
provided further, That any ward in a
city, borough, or ward in a borough, or
township having but one assessor, is j
divided into two or more election pre
cincts or districts, the judges and in
spectors of all such election districts or ;
precincts, in each ward in a city, bor-.;
ough, ward in a borough or township,'
respectively, shall meet at the usual
place of holding the election in the
precinct polling the largest number of |
votes at the last preceding election in
their respective wards, boroughs or ]
townships, and shall give due public
notice as hereinbefore provided, of the
time and place of their meeting,and in
all cases where any ward in the city,
borough, ward in the borough, or town
ship is so divided into two or more j
election districts, it shall be the duty of j
the assessor to assess each voter in the !
election district to which he belongs
and to furnish separate duplicate lists j
to the election officers in each election
district. It shall be the further duty
of the said inspectors, judges and as-]
sessor, in each ward, borough and j
township, to meet again, at the place j
fixed by the third section of this act,;
on the Thursday next preceding any ,
general election, between the hours of
nine and ten, a. m., and remain in ses
sion until six, p. in., for the purpose of
hearing and determining any claims'
that may be presented to them by any
person or persons claiming to be en
titled to vote and whose name or
names have not been entered on the;
registry of the election district in ]
which lie or they claim to be entitled to j
votes each person so claiming to be;
entitled to vote therein shall produce
at least onp qualified voter of the dis
trict as a witness to the residence of
the claimant in the district in which lie
claims to be a voter for t lie period of!
at least ten days next preceding the ]
general election then next ensuing, ,
which witness shall take and subscribe !
an affidavit to the facts stated by him,
which affidavit shall define clearly
where the residence is of the person so
claiming to be a voter, and the person
so claiming the right to be registered
shall also take and subscribe an affida
vit stating where and when he was
born ; that he is a citizen of the Com
monwealth of Pennsylvania and of the
] United States; and, if a naturalized
' citizen, shall also state when, where
and by what court he was naturalized;
and he shall also present his certificate
i ot naturalization for examination, un
less he has been a voter in said election
district for five years then next proceed
ing; that he has resided in this Com
monwealth one year, or, if formerly a
citizen therein and has rndved there
from, that he has resided therein six
months next preceding the general
election then next following; that he
has not moved into the district for the
purpose of voting therein , that he has
not been registered as a voter elsewhere;
that he paid a State or county tax
within two years, which was assessed
at least ten days before the election for
which he proposes to be registered, and
that he was prevented from registering
his name at the first meeting for that
purpose as directed by this act; the
i said affidavit shall also state when and
where the tax claimed to he paid by the
affidavit was assessed, and when, where
and by whom paid, and the tax receipt
thereof.shall be produced for examina
tion unless the affiant shall make oath
that it has been lost or destroyed or
that he never received any receipt:
Provided, That if the person so claim
ing the right to voteshall take and sub
scribe an affidavit that he is a citizen of
the United States; that he is, at the
time of taking the affidavit, or will be
on or before the day of the next elec
tion ensuing, between the ages of twen
ty-one and twenty-two years ; that he
has resided in the State one year and
in the election district ten days next
preceding such an election, he shall be
entitled to be registered as a voter, al
though he shall not have paid taxes.—
The said affidavits of all persons mak
ing such claims, and the affidavits of
the witnesses to their rest ence, shall
bo preserved by thesaid board until the
day of the election, and shall, at the
close thereof, be placed in the ballot
box along with the other papers now
required by law to be preserved there
in. If said board shall find that the
applicant or applicants possess all the
legal qualifications of voters, the name
or names shall be added to the list al
phabetically, with like effect as if done
ten days before the election, and they
shall forthwith be placed with the oth
er names at the foot of the list on the
door or house of the place of election,
and as each person whose name is en
rolled votes at said election, one of the
clerks thereof shall mark on or oppo
site to the name "voted," and it shall
not be lawful for the officers of tho elec
tion to receive the vote of any person
whose name was not contained in said
registry, made out and put up at least
eight (lays before the election, as afore
said, or in the registry madeouton the
Thursday next preceding the election,
and the reception of the vote of any
person not so registered shall constitute
a misdemeanor in the election officers
so receiving it, and, on conviction there
of, the election officers so offending
shall be subject to fine or imprisonment,"
or both, at the discretion of the court.
SECTION 1. It shall be lawful for any
qualified citizen of the district, not
withstanding the name of the proposed
voter is contained in the registry, and
the right to vote has been passed 011
by the election board, to challenge the
vote of such person, whereupon the
same proof of the right of suffrage as
is now required by law shall be public
ly made and again acted upon by the
election board, and the vote admitted
or rejected according to the evidence.
Every person claiming to be a natural
ized citizen shall be required to produce
his naturalization certificateat the elec-
tion before voting, as required by ex
isting laws,except where hiscasecomes
wiihin the fifth provision of the sixty
fourth section of the act of one thous
and oigiit hundred and thirty-nine, to
which this is a supplement, although
the same may have been exhibited to
the election board before registry ; and,
on the vote of such persons being re- i
ceived, it shall be the duty of the elec
tion oilicers to cause to be distinctly;
written thereon the word ''voted," !
with the month and year, and if the
election officers at the same or any oth- .
er district shall receive a second vote
on the same day by virtue of such cer
tificate, and the person who shall offer
such second vote, the persons so offend
ing shall be guilty of a high misde ;
meanor, and, on the conviction there
of, be fined an;', imprisoned at the dis
cretion of the court; Provided, Said
fine shall not exceed one hundred dol
lars and the imprisonment shall not ex
ceed one year, and like punishment
shall be inflicted 011 the officers of the
election who shall neglect or refuse to
make, or cause to be made the endorse
ment required as aforesaid on said nat
SECTION 5. On the close of the polls,
the registry list on which the memoran
dum of voting has been kept as before
directed, shall be sealed with, and pre
! served in the same manner now requir
ed by law as to the tally papers, and
not taken out until after the next meet
ing of the Legislature, unless required
on the hearing of a contested election,
! or for the purpose of being used at the
I election of Presidential electors, or pre
paratory thereto, as hereinafter provid
! Ed, after which it shall again be sealed
■ up and carefully preserved as beforedi
SECTION 0. Ten days proceeding eve
ry election for electors of President
and Vice President of the United
States, it shall be the duty of the elec
tion board, and the proper assessor, to
meet at the place of holding the gener
! al election in the district, for the same
I length of time and in the manner di-
I rected in the third section of this act,
and, then and there, hear all applica
tions of persons whose names have
been omitted from the registry, and
who claim the right to vote, or whose
| rights have originated since the same
' was made out, and to add thereto the
' names of such persons as shall show
i that they are entitled to the right of
1 suffrage in such district, on the person
al application of theclaimant only, and
if the person shall not have been pre
viously assessed, it shall be the duty of
! the assessor, forthwith to assess him
with the proper tax. After completing
the list, a copy thereof shall be placed
' on the door of the house where the
election is to be held, at least eight
days prior to holding the same, when
; the same course shall be pursued in ev
ery particular in regard to receiving, or
i rejecting the votes, marking the same
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on the registry list, endorsing the nat
uralization papers with the proper
month and year, preserving the papers,
and all other tilings as are required by
this act at the general elections in Oc
SECTION 7. At every special election
directed by law, and at every city ward,
borough, or township election, the reg
istry, required to be kept as aforesaid,
may be used by the proper officers as
evidence of the persons entitled to vote
thereat, and said officers shall require
all persons whose names arc not on the
registry, whether challenged or not.
to show that they possess the right of
suffrage at said election, but nothing
herein contained shall make the want
of said registry conclusive against the
right of the person to vote at such elec
tion, but the same shall be judged of
and decided as in other cases.
SECTION 3. Before entering on the
duties of their offices under this act,
the respective assessors, and inspectors,
and judges of the elections, shall take
an oath before some competent authori
ty. in addition to oaths now required
by law, "to perform the several duties
enjoined by this act, with fidelity, and
according to the requirements thereof
in every particular, to the best of their
ability." They shall each have the
power to administer oaths to every
person claiming the right to be assess
ed, or in regard to any other matter, or
thing required to be done, or inquired
into by said officers under this act;
and any wilful false swearing by any
person, in relation to any matter, or
thing, concerning which they shall be
lawfully interrogated by any of said of
ficers under this act, shall bo punished
as perjury. Said assessors, inspectors,
and judges, shall each receive the same ,
compensation for the time neeeessarily
spent in performing the duties hereby j
enjoined, as provided by law for the,
performance of their other duties, to
be paid by the county commissioners as
in other ea-es, with a proper allowance,
1 to be judged of by the said couunis
ioners, for the expenses of making
the list of registries hereby required
to be macle out; and it shall not be law
ful for any assessor, to assess a tax
against any person whatever, within
ten days next preceding the election to
be held on the second Tuesday in Octo
her in any year, or within ten days
next before any election for electors of
President or Vice President of the
United States; and a violation of this
provision shall be misdemeanor, and
subject the officer so'ofiending to a fine,
on conviction, of not less than ten, nor
exceeding one hundred dollars, or to
j imprisonment not exceeding three
months, or both, at the discretion of the
SECTION 0. On tho petition of five or
more citizens of the county, stated un
der oath, that they believe that frauds
will be practiced at the election about
to be held in any district, it shall be
the duty of the court of common pleas
of said county, if in session, or if not,
a judge thereof in vacation, to appoint
two persons, judicious, sober, and in
telligent citizens of the county,' to act
as overseers of said election. Said per
sons shall be selected from different po
litical parties where the inspectors
belong to different parties, and where
both of said inspectors belong to the
same political party both of the over
seers shall he taken from the opposite
political party. Said overseers shall
have the right to be present with
the officers of the election during the
whole time the same is held, the voles
counted, and the returns made out, and
signed by the election officers, to keep
a list of the voters if they see proper,
to challenge any person offering to vote,
and interrogate him and his witnes es
under oath in regard to the right of
suffrage at said election, to examine his
papers produced ; and the officers of
said election are required to afford to
said overseers, selected and appoint
ed, every convenience and facility for
the discharge of their duty, and if said
officers shall refuse to permit said over
seers to be present, and perform their
duty as aforesaid, or they shall be driv
en away from the polls by violence or
intimidation,all ihevotes polledat such
election district shall be rejected by any
tribunal trying a contest under said
.SECTION 10. li' any prothonotary,
clerk, or the deputy of either, or any
other person, shall affix the seal of of
fice to any naturalization paper, and
give out the same in blank, whereby it
may be fraudulently used, or furnish a
naturalization certificate to any person
who shall not have been duly examined
and sworn in open court in presence of
some of the judges thereof, according
to the act of Congress, he shall be guil
ty of a high misdemeanor; or if any
person shall fraudulently use any such
certificate of naturalization, knowing
that it was fraudulently issued, and
shall vote or attempt to vote thereon,
he shall be guilty of a high misdemean
or, and either, or any of the persons,
their aiders, or abettors, guilty of eith
er of the misdemeanors aforesaid, on
conviction, shall be fined in a sum not
exceeding one thousand dollars, and
imprisoned in the proper penitentia
ry for a period not exceeding three
SECTION 11. Any assessor, election
officer or person appointed as an over
seer, who shall neglect, or refuse to
perform any duty enjoined by this act,
without resonable legal cause, shall be
subject to a penalty of one hundred
dollars, and if any assessor, or elec
tion officer, shall enrol any person as
a voter who he knows is not qualified,
! or refuse to enrol any one who ho shall
know is qualified, he shall be guilty of
a misdemeanor in office and, on eon
-1 viction, be punished by fine and impris
onment, and also be subject to an ae
• tion for damages by the party aggriev
| ed ; and if any person shall fraudulent
ly alter, add to, deface, or shall destroy
any registry of voters made out as di
rected by this act, or tear down, or re
move the same from the place where it
has been fixed, by, or under the direc
tion of the election officers, with like
fraudulent, or mischievous intent, or
for any improper purpose, the person
so offending shall he guiPy of a high
misdemeanor, and, on conviction, shall
be punished by a fine not exceeding
five hundred dollars, and imprison
ment not exceeding two years.
SECTION 12.— 1f any tax collector is
found guilty of issuing a receipt for
taxes not having been paid, he shall bo
deemed guilty of a misdemeanor in of
fice, and on conviction, shall be fined
in a sum not less than one hundred
dollars, and suffer an imprisonment in
the county jail for a term not less than
three months for every offence.
SECTION 13. That for all elections
hereafter holden under this act, the
polls shall be opened between thehour
of six and seven o'clock, a. in., and he
closed at six o'clock p. m.
SECTION 11. That the county com
missioners shall at the proper expense
of the county, procure and furnish all
blanks made necessary by this act.
SECTION 15. All laws inconsistent
with any of the provisions of this act
be and the same are hereby repealed.
REMOVE THE TAXES.
The solution of the financial problem
is simple. It is expressed in the single
Disband the Army.
Reduce the Navy to a peace footing.
Cut down the Civil Expenses of Gov
Then Repeal the Taxes. Abolish the
Income Tax, which grinds five percent
off the interest of every city, corpora
tion or railroad bond, whether the
holders be poor or rich. Abolish the
licenses to merchants, hotel and restau
rant keepers and professional men.
Abolish all taxes, except excises on
liquors and tobacco, and if necessary,
The Manufacturers clamored for the
repeal of their taxes, and Congress re
moved them. Now let the People
clamor for the repeal of their taxes, and
require Congress to remove them. If
Congress refuses, the people should ap
ply the proper remedy and remove
Congress.— Lancaster Intelligencer.
SOMETHING FOR THE SICK. —Dr.
Keyser says: "Frequently we find sick
people whose stomachs reject all kinds
of nourishment until conditions follow
that in many instances terminate fa
tally. In twenty instances in which
I heard the popular sick-bed nourish
ment prescribed and rejected by an
invalid's enfeebled stomach, I* have
never known the simple saucer of
parched corn pudding or bowl of gruel
refused. The corn is roasted brown,
precisely as we roast coffee, ground as
fine as meal in a coffeo mill, and made
into either mush, gruel, or thin cakes
baked brown, and given either warm
or cold, clear or with whatever dress
ing the stomach will receive or retain.
Parched corn and meal boiled in skim
med milk, and fed frequently to chil
dren suffering from summer diarrhoea,
will almost always cure as it will dys
enterv in adults."
How THEY RETRENCH.— The other
day a couple of Mongrels attempted to
get into the Tennessee Legislature, and
were beaten by some eight thousand
votes. The people did not want them
—the Mongrel Legislaturedid; although
the Committee on elections reported
unanimously against the right of the
'Moil" claimants to a scat. What was
the result ? The 'Moil" majority in the
Legislature boldly robbed the State
treasury of five thousand dollars, giv
ing the sum to the two beaten candi
dates, as a solace for the loss of their
- >ats in that body. This is a specimen
of the legislation, not only in all the
Mongrelized States, but in Washing
ton year after year.— Day Booh.
REMARKABLE FREAK OP NATURE.
—The Salem (Intl.) Times says that Ab
ner Fields, of Howard township, in
Washington county had a cow which
was delivered of twenty-eight calves in
one day. The two largest are about
the size of ordinary twin calves, the
next largest about one-half size, and
the remaining twenty-five about the
size of an ordinary rat. They are all
dead, mother included, except the
two largest, which are doing well. The
statement above is from Mr. Fields
himself, and from several neighbors of
his, who witnessed the sight, and who
are as fully entitled to belief as any
person in the world. This is the most
singular freak of nature, of the kind,
of which we have ever heard.
COUGH CURE.— One who has tested
its efficacy, and who is desirous of alle
viating the barking which affiicts our
community, advises them to roast a
lemon very carefully, without burn
ing it; when it is thoroughly hot, cut
and squeeze into a cup, upon three
ounces of sugar, finely powdered,—
Take a spoonful whenever your cough
troubles you. It is as good as it is ,a
greeable to the taste. Rarely has it
been known to fail of giving relief.
AN Irishman a short time in this
country, was eating boiled green corn.
After eating off all the corn, he passed
the cob back to the lady who sat at the
head of the table, saying: "Would
you please be so kind as to put some
more beans on the sthick ?"
IF ill luck befalls you, think that it
may be a blessing to somebody else,
and that your turn may come next.