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A. B. lIUTCIIISON 4E: CO.,
Bellefonte Masonic Lodge, No 265. A. Y. M,
meets on Tuesday evening of or before th?
Constans Commandery. No. 33, K. T.,
meets second Friday of each month.
I. 0. 0. F. Centre Lodge, No. 153, meets
every Thursday evening at their Hall,
Forthe conferring of Degrees the Ist Sat
urday evening of each month.
For Degree of Rebecca, second Saturday of
I. G. 'G. T.—This Lodge meets every Mon
Bellefonte Church Directory.
Presbyterian church, Spring St., services at
at 11 a. in., and p. m; No pastor
at present. This congregation are
now erecting a new church. in consequence
of which the reenter religious services will
be held in the Com t House until further
Methodist Episcopal Church, nigh St., ser
vices 10:1 a. in., and 11n. in. Prayer
meeting on Thursday night. Rev. Jas.
St. John's Episcopal Church. lligh St.. cer
vices at 10/ a. us., and 11 p. m. Rev.
Byron McGann, pastor.
Lutheran Church. Linn St., services 101 a.
. and 71p. in. Rev. J. i.... ITackenberger,
Reformed Church, Linn St., no pastor at
Catholic Church, Bishop St; ssrrices 107 1
a. tn., and Sp. m. Per. T. McGovern,
United Brethren Church, High Street, west
side of creolt• ' services --
African M . , E. Church, west side of creek
services al 11 a. m , and 71 p. m. Rev.
Isaac Pinson, pastor.
NT EXIT BAKERY AND CONFECTION
BUSE'S ARCADE, REG II STREET,
Z. T. GUDYKIINST,
Having purchased from Adam Horltheimer,
his first class Bakery and Confectionery,
and having added largely to his stock, is
now prepared to furnish the public with
good fresh BREAD, PIES, CAKES, CON
FECTIONS, and everything in his line, at
all timeS. In connection with the above, is
A FIRST-CLASS ICE CREAM SALOON
for Ladies and Gentlemen, which will be
open during the summer. Pic-nits, private
parties, ac., can be supplied with all kinds
of Confections, Ice Cream, Cakes and Fruits
on very short notice.
myl9'69-Iy. Z. T. GUDYRUNST.
1 , 4 EIV BAKERY.
The undersigned respect
fully invites the attention of the citizens of
Bellef.mte and vicinity, to his
on Bishop Street, as the only place where
the beet quality of
BRED, CARES, .
MINCE MEAT of our own
rhe best and neatest Ice Cream accom
modations in the town. A room neatly fur
nished and carpeted, on first floor, for la
dies and gentlemen, and a roam on second
floor for private parties—ladies and gentle
men, He prides himself on the superior
quality and flavor of his Ice Cream, and
most cordially invites his friends and the
public generally,to call and realize the truth
of the assertion, that McDowell makes the
best Ice Cream in town.
ja13'69.1y. S. J. McDOWELL, Ag't.
BAKERY & CONFECTIONERY
ALLEGHENY ST., BELLEFONTE, PA.
The undersigned would hereby respect
frilly inform the citizens of Bellefonte and
'dein ity,that he is prepared to furnish at all
FRESH BREAD, CAKES OF all KINDS,
PIES, d--c., tE•c.,
CANDIES, SPICES, NUTS, FRUITS,
and anything and everything belonging to
his business. lie has recently completed a
large and commodious addition to his build
ing, and has furnished it in a style surpasz
mg anything of the kind in the town, where
ladies and gentlemen can, during the sum
mer month, be accommodated with the very
BEST OF ICE CREAM.
Raving had years of experience in the busi
ness, he flatters himself that he can guaran
tee satisfaction to all who_ may favor him
with their patronage
F URNITURE WARE ROOM.
Howard Street, Bellefonte, Pa.
WHAT- NO TS,
f every description, quality and price, for
•ale cheaper than at other estab
lishment of the kind in
Ready made Coffins, of all sizes and prie
kept constantly on hand. Also Cof
fins manufactured to order.
ja6'69.ly. H. P. HARRIS.
Manufacturer and Dealer in all kinds of
TABLES, ROCKING CHAIRS, &c
a eery fine selection of the latest styles of
My prices are all as lox', for every article as
IN ORDER TO SATISFY YOURSELVES
1 1 7 ii ILLIA S CA NA N,
MANUFACTURERS OF COTTAGE FUR
ALL KINDS OF TURNED WORK
At our new estPhlishment neer the Belle
fonte Planing Mill wo now manufacture
and turned work of Every Description
throughout Central Penns3lvania, we in
ri•a you to call and see us. We are prepar
ed to furnish you with
LL THE TURNED WORK NEEDED
in your business, cheaper than you can
purchase in any
OTIIER PORTION of THE COUNTRY
CAN PURCHASE IN THE CITY"
OUR MACHINERY is iht VERY BEST,
and tut facilities for obtaining lumber ena
ble us not only to compete with, but to
UNDERSELL ANY OTHER £STABLISIIMP:NT
CALL AND EXAMINE OUR WORK
iHAS. T. FRYBERGER,
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
TOBACCO AND SEG ARS,
BALTIMORE SPUN ROLL,
NAVY, lb and ? F lb.
Cat and Dry Smoking Tobacco of all kinds,
also Segars of all grades and prices
at $l3. per thousand, and
And all the various kinds of articles usually
kept in a Tobacco Store. Goods will
be sold wholesale at maaufaeturer's -
prices. Give us a trial. I in
vite all to comp and see
Store ---Opposite Brockerholf House.
NEW TOBACCO STORE.
LEVI A. MILLER COMPANY,
ALLEGHENY ST., BELLEFONTE, PA.,
respectfully informs the public that they
have opened anew
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL TOBACCO
in the new building recently erected by J. B
Butts, where they have a large stock of
SMOKING AND CHEWING TOBACCO,
the very best and of all brands, together
with a large assortment of
GENTLEMEN'S Furnishing GOODS
In connection St ith the above, they have
also opened an extensive
FASHIONABLE EATING HOUSE
on European principles. Everything in the
best of style.
MEALS AT ALL HOURS.
apr2l'69-Iy. L. A. MILLER .t 00
J. H. SANDS
SPRING BOTTOM BEDS,
I also kco . :. constantly on hand
MOST REASONABLE RATES
tbey can be
in this mrkaet
Call and examine my stock
JOHN BRACHBII L,
(Old Stand) Spring St.,
The trade Eupplied with
chtaptr than you
in the whole count:}
WILLIAMS ,t CANAN,
TOBACCO 8:, SEGABS
C ONRAD HOUSE
ALLEGHENY ST., BELLEFONTE, PA.
(Opposite the Brockerhoff House.)
A. HOTEL ON THE EUROPEAN PLAN,
Licensed by the Court of Centre County.
FIRST CLASS BAR, RESTAURANT,
ROOMS AND STABLING.
AN EXCELLENT BILLIARD ROOM,
with 3 tables, new and in perfect condition,
Give the Conrad House a trial.
IL H. KLINE,
The undersigned adopts this method of
informino , ' his friends and the public gener
ally that he continues to keep the Hotel on
the corner of Allegheny and Bishop Sts.,
known by the cognomen of
" , OUR nroUSB:"
The Proprietor has spared no pains in fur
nishing the house with new furniture. The
beds and bedding are the very best; the
rooms commodious and well ventilated. The
accommodations, boarding. ac. ; are equal to
any of the high priced Hotels. Only 25
cents for meals. Thankful for past favors,
he solicits their continuance, and promises
satisfaction to all.
MATRASSBS, I marl7'69-Iy. WM. BROWN, Propr.
MILLIIEDI, CENTRE COUNTY, PA.
The undersigned adopts this method of
informing the travelling community, and
citizens generally, that he has refitted and
furnished anew throughout, with first class
furniture, this well known and established
house—the NATIONAL HOTEL, Millheim,
Pa. Ile is well prepared to furnish first
class accommodations to all who desire to
make a hotel their Home, cr pleasant tem
porary abode. The custom of the travelling
public, and the surrounding country, is re
spectfully solicited. Courteous and atten
tive servants arc engaged at this popular
Hotel. The Stabling is the very best, and
none hut careful and accommodating Host
ler; are emplo:md.
pLEASANT GAP HOTEL.
dersigned having purchased the Hotel prop
erty at Pleasant Gap, adopts this method of
informing his friends in part cular, s and the
trarelEng community generally, that be has
rerPted and furnished hip house in the best
will be euppliecl with the best the market
will affurd. and
is the very best, gild the proprietor prides
hims.df therefore, upon the fact that his se
cemmodations. both for man and beast, can
not be surpassed by any Hotel in the coun
try. his old friends, as well as strangers
and travellers, are most cordially invited t'
call. WM. ICKHO PP,
mai - 24'69 ly. Pleasant cap, Pa.
B IIOCKERHOFF HOUSE,
ALLEGHENY ST., BELLEFONTE, PA
HOUSEAL & KIIOM, Proprietors.
A CIRST CLASS frOTEL-COMFORTABLE ROOMS,
ALL TFIE• MODERN CONVENIENCES,
AND REASONABLE CHARGES.
The proprietors offer to the traveling
public, and to their country friends,first
class acoonnuodations and careful at
tention to the wants of guests at all times.
at fair rates. Careful hostlers and good sta
bling for horses. An excellent table %Tell
served. A Bar supplied with fine li
quors. Servants well trained and every
thing requisite in a first class Hotel. Our
location is in the business part of the town.
near the Post Oflice, the Court House, the
Churches, the Banks, and the principal pla
ces of businoSs, renders it the most el
igible place for those who visit Belle
fonte on business or for pleasure. An
OMNIBUS WILL CARRY PASSENGERS
and baggage to and from, all trains free of
RANI, GAILMAN, Prop'r
This long established and well known Ho
tel, situated on the southeast corner of the
Diamond, opposite the Court House, having
been purchased by the undersigned, he an
nounces to the former patrons ei,this estab
lishment and to the traveling public genor
ally, that he has thoroughly refitted his
house, and is prepared to render the most
satisfactory accommodation to all who may
favor him with their patronage. No pains
will be spared on his part to add to the con•
venience or comfort of his guests. All who
stop with him will find
Ms TABLE abundantly supplied with the
most sumptuous fare the market will afford,
deno up in style, by the most experienced
His Mtn will always contain the choices
HIS STABLING is best in town, and will al
ways be attendedbytheinest trust worthy and
attentive h ostlers.
Give him a call, one and all, and he feels
canfident that all will be satisfied with their
AN EXCELLENT LIVERY
is attached to this establishment, which
strangers from abread will find greatly to
their advantage. ja6'69.ly.
GEO. M. PECK, Proprieto)
hereby inform my friends and the public
generally that I continue to keep the
in Bush's Block, adjoining Howell,
& Cc's. Store. Meals can be obtained
at ALL HOURS during the day. Oysters.
the very best, cooked in every style. Meals
provided for Regular Bearders when order.
ed, and at reasonable rates. Thankful to
the riblic fur past favors, the continuation
oft se favors is respectfully solicited. •
f 17'69.1y. G. M. PECK.
THE GEM RESTAURANT.
MEALS AT ALL HOURS.
THE undersigned avails himself of
method of informing the citizens of Belle
fonte and vicinity, and the traveling com
munity in general, that he has opened a first
in the basement of Bush k, McLaine's new
hotel near the Pa. R. R. Depot. Ho keens
constantly on hand
Oysters in every style, Roast Chicken, Pork
Steak, Ham and Eggs, Fresh Fish, Veal
Cutlets, Cod Fish Ba:ls,Baked Fish,
Roa:t Turkey,Beefsteak, Fried
Mutton chaps, Tea and
Coffee,Clam Chowder, Lonibs Fries,
Fried Ees, and everything to suit the taste.
Feeling assured that general satisfaction
will be given, he invites rll to pay
him a visit.
"Let us See to it, that a Government of the People, for the People, and by the People; shall not Perish from the Earth."—EA. LINCOLN.]
witk the h,st of Liquors
= BELLEFONTE, PA., SEPT. 29, 1869.,
-r G. LOVE, Attorney at Law
Bellefonte, Pa. Office on High St.
TAMES H. RANKIN, Attorney at
el Law, Bellefonte, Pa. Office in Armory
building, 2nd floor. ja6'69.ly.
E. C. numns, Pres't. J. P. HARRIS, Cash'r
MIIRST NATIONAL BANK Of Bellefonte
Allegheny St., Bellefonte Pa. ja6'69.
SAMUEL L 1 N,
TINN 4: FURST, Attorneys—at-Law,
/ Bellefonte, Pa. •jaV69.tf.
II N. M ALLISTER. JAMES A. BEAVER.
VALLISTER & BEAVER; Attorneys-
IL at-Law, Bellefonte Penn's,: ja6'69.ly,
EDMUND BLANCHARD. EVAN M. BLANCHARD
S E. M. BLANCHARD, Attorneys•at
_EL Low, Allegheny St., Bellefonte, Pa:
WW. BROWN, Attorney-at-Law,
. Bellefonte, Penn'a., will attend
promptly to all business entrusted to his
Jon'N . U. onvis. CYRUR T. ALEXANDER.
ORVIS ,f 7 ALEXANDER, Attorneys-at-
Law,Bellefonte, Pa. Office in Conrad
House, 2klog.heny St. jaG'69,ly.
TAT J. KEALSII, Attorney -at
. Law, Bellefonte, Pa„ will attend
faithfully to all business entrusted to his
care. Deeds, Bonds, S-,c, executed in the
best style. marlo'69 3m.
A UGUSTUS lIIBLER M. D., Physician
and Surgeon. Office at his residen - co
near the Quaker Meeting louse. Will attend
to all business in his profession at 11 times
and at all hours. jel6'69-Iy.
TTRIAH STOVER,- Licensed Autioneer,
will attend to all sales entrusted to his
care. Charges reasonable. Address, Uriah
stover, lloueerville, Centre Co., Pa. -
EORGE F. HARRIS, M. D., Physician
1 4-1 c and Surgeon; Pension Surgeon for Cen
tre county, will attend promptly to all pro
fessional, calls. Office on Hight St., North
T D. WINGATE D. D. S., Dentist. Of
t) . flee on the corner of Spring and Bishop
streets, Bellefonte, Pa. At home, except the
first two weeks of each month. Teeth ex
tracted without pain. ja6'69.3y. •
WM. 11. ARMSTRONG SAMUEL LINN.
ARMSTRONG & LINN, Attor
neys-at Law. Williamsport, Pa., will
attend, promptly, to all business entrusted
to their care. jyl4'6o.ly.
TAS. H. DOBBINS, Physician and
P_JF Surgeon. Office up-stairs in J. 11. Mc-
Clure's new Building. Bishop St., Belleonte,
Pa. 'Will attend to all business in his pro
fession, faithfully at all times, and all hours.
A B. HUTCHISON CO'S. Job Print
ing Office, " Republican" Building,
Bishop St., Bellefonte, Penn'a. Every De
scription ofFlain and Fancy printing cleric
in the neatest manner, and at prices below
city rates. ja6'69.
D. G. 'BUSH. ' GEO. M. YOCUM
J USU ..S.; YOCUM, Attorney's-at-Law
Bell: fonte, Pa., .will attend to all busi
ness entrusted to them, with promptness.
Office on Northeast Corner of the Diamond
in Mrs. Irvin's stone building. ja]3'69.y.
T,ITILSON & lIUTCUISON, Attorneys
at-Law, Bellefonte, Pa. Collections,
all other and legal business in Centre and
the adjoining Counties, promptly attended
to. Office in Blanchard's Law building, Al
legheny street. ja6'69.
IVII. 11. BLAIR. IT. Y. STITZER.
BLAIR k STITZER, Attorneys-at-Law,
Bellefonte, Pa.. Can be- consulted in
both the English and German languages.—
(Mee on the Diamond, next door to Gar
man's hotel. feblo'3o.ly.
CENTRE CO. BANKING COMPANY.
Receive Deposits and allow Interest
Discount Notes; Buy and Sell Governmen
Securities, Gold and Coupons.
HENRY BROCKERROFE, President.
J. D. SHUGERT, Cashier. jal3'69y.
taEO. L. POTTER, M. D., Physi
cianloi and Surgeon, offers his profession
al services to the citizens of Bellefonte and
vicinity. Office removed to house formerly
occupied by Mrs. Livingston, on Spring st,
two doors South of Presbyterian church.
BELLEFONTE MEAT MARKET
BISHOP STREET, BELLEFONTE PA
The oldest Moat Market in Bellefonte.
Choice meat of all kinds always on hand.
ja6'69.ly. B. V. BLACK.
NVM. BROWN, Licensed Auction
eer, hereby informs the public that.
he holds himself in readiness at all times, to
attend to all Auctions, Vendues . ,- or Public
Sales of personal or Real Estate. Charges
reasonable. Call on, or address, William
Brown, Bellefonte, Pa. inarl "69-Iy.
mS. GRAHAM, Fashionable Barber,in
, Basement of the Conrad Hcuse Belle
fonte, Pa. The best of Razors, sharp and
keen, always on hand. Ho guarantees a
SuAvm. without either pulling or pain.—
Perfumery, Hair Oils, Hair Restoratives,
Paper Collars, &c., constantly on hand.
AARON R. r.tur. .7. T. SALMONS. LEVI R
- DAUB, SALMONS & CO., Contractors
and Bricklayers, Bellefonte, pa., adopt
this method of informing those wishing to
build that they will furnish Brick and lay
them, by the job, or by the thousand. Will
set Heaters, and do all kinds of work in
their branch of Business. ja20'69.1y.
LiBELFORD, D. Practical
. Dentist; office in Armory Building,
over Irwin S Wilson's Hardware Store, Al
legheny St. Dr. B. is a graeuate of the Bal
timore College of Dental Surgery, and re
spectfully offers his professional services
to the citizens of Bellefonte and vicinity.—
Can be found at his residence except during
the last week of each month. aprl4'69-Iy.
JW. RHONE, DENTlST,Boalsburg Cen
. tre Co.,Pa.,most respectfullyinforms the
public that he is prepared to execute any
description f work in his profession Sat
isfaction rendered, and rateß as moderate
as may be expected. Will be found in
his office during the week, commencing on
the first Monday of each month, and at
such other times as may be agreed upon.
INSITRAIWE-LIFE & FlRE.—Joseph
A. Rankin of this Borough, insures prop
erty for the following Stock and Mutual
companies, viz: Lycoming Mutual, York
Company, Pa., Insurance of North America,
Enterprise, and Girard of Phila., Pa., Home,
of New Haven, and any other reliable com
pany desired: Also, Provident Life Compa
ny of Phil'a., and other good Life Compa
- F. F. lIOLAHA.N, Physician and
3 Surgeon, having removed from Empori
um, Cameron county, has located in Miles
burg, Centre county, Pa., where he will
faithfully attend to all business entrusted to
him in his Profession. Office in his residence
on Main St., where he can always be seen
unless professionally engaged. In his ab
sence from home, orders may be left at the
store of Thc•s. Holahan. marlo'6o-Iy.
W. W. BROWN', 1
A. B. HUTCHISON, f
Terms, $2 per Annum, in Advance.
Wednesday Morning, Sept. 29, '69.
A. 0. FURST
As Jas. P. - .Coburn was the only one
who voted aeiinst the surrender of the
Charter of the L. C. & S. C. Railroad
company to.-kbe Penn'a Central, of all
the-Directme of that Co., and then all
our people t,vored that coiuse, and
now all look I:ci the Penn'a Co. to aid
them in building the road, we do not.
see exactly vlliy Coburn is villified and
abused by our so-called Democratic
enntemport*s, The Atlantic and
Great Western failed, and the.• Direc
tors en the East end, having been in
fluenced by. their desire to secure the
Railroad anParriage bridge to Lew ,
isburg, having a majority, did surren
der the Charter to the Penn'a compa
ny, but did ns t. sell it. Coburn oppos
ed the surrender and voted against it
We assert that he has expended
more money - lin travelling along the
line of this x•oad to secure rights of
way, get FubtSiptious, and aid in put
ting the enterprise forward than any
one now liviirg in Pennsvalley.
We assert, - moreover, that j. G.
Moyer has done nothing in aid of the
enterprise, aid that he owns as much
real estate,and is as much interested as
We say in addition, tbatJ. G. Moy
ea has not brains enough to be of any
material service to the road, either at
home or at Harrisburg.
We say that all he can do is to take
stock, and that he is too niggardly to
We say that the Watchnzan lks,aa d
the Reporterplays monkey for that O
rgan, and hands around the libels instead
of the cap. We give these so-called
nctsspaperm fair notice that unless they
have something better to urge against
Coburn and Cadwallader; Hess and
Butts, Rote and Barr, we shall elect
them all, anti' that, too, by the votes
of independf, it Democrats.
As to CUT, he is entirely safe, •as
no great number of . Democrats ever
thought of electing Morrison, though
they felt like flatteling the old man
with a nomination, on which lie had
set his heart.
A FEW days since it was hera'ded
through -out Pennsylvania that a large
party of New Yorkers and Jersey
men had "serenaded Asa Packer" at
his aristocratic residence in Manch
Chunk, and afterwards were shown
through the handsomely furnished
parlors of the Democratic candidate
for Governor. In ordinary times
there would have been no objeetion
to all this; but in the present case it
proves conclusively that the New
Yorkers aro deeply interested in
Packer's election. The New York
shareholders in corporations in this
State have for some years been striv
ing to have the State tax removed
from their stocks, on the ground of
non-residence ; but our State auth—
orities have held them to it for the
good reason that as they draw their
profits from this State they should
assist in paying the State expenses.—
Asa Packer's business connections are
principally with these New York
capitalists; they hold a largo amount
of 'stock in his Lehigh Valley railroad,
and in the large coal companies in
the Lehigh country, which he con
The coal transported from Pennsyl
vania over the Lehigh Valley railroad
to New York pays at the present time
FOUR CENTS ON EVERY TON
OF COAL. This tax was • laid on
foreign corporations in lieu of the
STATE TAX ON FARM LANDS, and if it
is removed, which will be done as
sure as Packer is elected, the farmers
and poor lot holders of Pennsylvania
will again be compelled to pay a
STATE TAX ON THEIR 11011iES and
every foot of ground they may pos
For the purpose of accomplishing
their object, New York repeaters will
again be shipped over here to vote
for Packer. They have already been
traced to Philadelphia, and it be
hooves every honest voter t,o..watoh .
every newcomer that moves:into hip
neighborhood. .Let none but, honest
voters he allowed a ballot at the next
AsA 'PACKER, the Democratic can
didate for Governor, . calls upon his
followers to deny the right ofsuffrage
to the colored men of Ptnnsylvania,
while the whole body of the Demo
cratic party of I.Vlississippi are suppor
ting a colored - man for Secretary of
IT will be an evil day when money
makes a man Governor or President.
It may work on a small scale, but
Pennsylvania will prefer a man of
moderate means and aini to a grasping
Subscribe and pay (in advance) for
Reid and Reflect.
Digest of the Registry Law.
I. DUTIES OY ASSESSOES
By section 1, of the Registration Act,
each assessor is required to take up the
transcript, or list of taxable residents
within his district, furnished him by the
commissioners ofthe county under the
provisions of the act of April 15, 1854,
section 8, relating to the assessment of
In'almost every district names will be
found on this list of transcript, of per
sons who are not legal voters. It is made
the duty of each assessor to commence
the revision of this list on the first Mon
day of June in each year. He is requir
1. To strike from this list the name of
every person who is known by him to
have died, or removed from his district,
since the last previous assessment, or in
other words, since the said list was made
2. Ile shall also strike from the said
list the names of all such persons as
shall have been made known to him to
have died or removed from the district;
3. He shall add to the same list the
names of such persons as he shall know
to be qualified voters, and who shall be
known by him to have removed into the
district since the last previous • assess
4. He shall also add to such list the
names of such persons, qualified voters,
as shall be made known to him to have
removed into said district since the last
Under this 4th article it is proper to
remark that assessors should add to the
list the names of no person . ncd known to
them Without satisfactory evidence that
such persons had not only moved into
the district since the last previous as
sessment, but also that they were legal
5. He shall also add to the said list
the names of all persons who shall make
claims to him to be qualified voters in his
And here again under this sth article,
it is proper to say that the assessor
should not add to his list the name of
any person making claim to him to be .a
qualified voter in his district if the as
sessor knows him to be either a non
resident of the district, or, if a resident,
not be a legal voter. And if the person
making such claim be wholly unknown
to the assessor, it is his duty to require
of the person so claiming to have his
name added to ithe list, clear rind satis ; '-
factory proof, both of his residence with
in the district, and of his legal right to
6. So soon as the assessor shall have
completed the revision of his list in the
manner before stated, it is his duty to
take his list, so revised; and visit every
dwelling house in his district, and as
certain, by careful inquiry, if any per
son whose name still remains on his
list has died or removed from the dis
trict, and, if so, to strike such namefrom
the list. He will also carefully inquire
so as to ascertain whether any qualified
voter resides in his district whose name
is not on the list, and if so; to add such
name to his list. The assessor should be
careful to add no name to hie list with
out being fully satisfied, either from his
own personal knowledge, or from satis
factory evidence, that the person whose
name is so added to the list is a legal
voter, and a Lona fide resident of the dis
7. In all cases of the addition of a
name to his list by the assessor, he shall
assess a tax forthwith- to such person;
and the assessor shall, in all such cases,
ascertain by inquiry, upon what ground
the person so assessed claims to be a TO-
From this provision of the act it will
be at once seen the duty of the assessor
is to see personally, in all cases of ad
ditions to the list, every person whom he
registers within his district. He should
register the name of no person, at the in
stance or request of a third party, but
only at the instance of the person to be
registered himself, and then only upon
the personal knowledge of the assessor
of the applicant's right to register, or
upon sufficient evidence of such right.
S. Upon the completion of the regis
tration, the assessor is to prepare an al
phabetical list of the white freemen,
above twenty-one years of age, claiming
to be qualified voters in his district, and
opposite each name he shall state wheth
er such alleged voter is or is not a house
keeper, and if a housekeeper, he shal
note the street, and number of his house
if lying in a town whore the houses . al
numbered, or the names of the street
alleys or court, if in ajown where
houses are not numbered: . .
If the person registered hesot : a hoi
keifier, the assessor Rill note = npop
list of voters theßlitasef boarding of
person registered;iand. thername of
person with whom he,boards, and '
cases he will note ilkocoußation
person for whom he is working.
also write opposite the name of
son registered the word "voter,
9. No assessor should registL
son claiming to vote by reason o,
ing naturalized, until such pert
hibits to him his certificate of nt
zation, unless such person shai
been a voter in such district for
secutive years next preceding such
• 10. The name of every person
tered by reason of naturalization
be marked with the letter “N."
the person has only declared his
Lion to become a citizen, intending
naturalized before the next election, the
name shall be marked "D. I."
H. When the person registered claims
to vote because of his being between the
ages of twenty-one and twenty-two, the
assessor, at the time of registering him,
should write oppcsite his name the word
12. If the person registered has moved
into the district to reside, since the last
general election, the assessor should
place the letter "R":opposite his name,
13. Upon the completion of the list of
registration and assessment by the as
sessor, it is made his duty, by the
second section . of 'the act, forthwith to
return the same to the commissioners of
the county, who should cause duplicate
copies of the said list, with the observa•
tions and explanations, to be made as
soon as practicable, which duplicate
copies they are to place in the hands of
the assessor, whose duty it is made to put
one copy thereof on the door of, or on
the house where the election of the dis
trict is required to beheld, and to re
tain the other in his possession for the
•inspection of any voter in the district
who may desire to see the same.
14. It is further made the duty of each
assessor, from time to time, to add, on
the personal application of any one
claiming the right to vote, the name of
such. claimant, marking opposite the
name "C. V.," meaning, thereby, that
the person-claims a right to vote, and
immediately to assess•such person with
a tax, noting, as in all other cases, his
occupation, residence, whether a boarder
or housekeeper; if a boarder, with whom
he boards, and whether naturalized or
designing to be naturalized.
15. Any person so claiming to be as
sessed and registered, who has been, or
claims to have been naturalized, shall,
at the time ho applies to be assessed, ex
hibit to the assessor his certificate of
naturalization; and if he claims that he
designs to be naturalized before the next
election, be shall exhibit the certificates
of his declaration of intentions.
10. No assessment or registration of
any names shall be made within ten due
next before any election, by any asses
sor, under a penalty of fine not exceed
ing one • hundred dollars, or imprison
ment not exceeding three months,or both
such fine and imprisonment.
17. After the assessments have been
completed, on the tenth day before the
second Tuesday in October, in each year,
(and the same before each _ presidential
election,) the assessor shall, 6n the
Monday immediately following, make a
return to the county commissioners of
the names of all persons assessed by him
since his previous return. '
IL Duties of County Commissioners.
1. It is made the duty of the county
commissioners to furnish the assessors
with the list of taxables or transcript re
gulled by the eighth section of the act
of April 15, 1834.
2. Upon the return by the assessors
of the assessments and additional assess
ments and registrations by the assessors,
they are required to have prepared and
furnish to the assessors duplicate copies
3. It is also their duty to furnish to
o election officers a full and correct
f the assessments containing the
' all persons returned by the
' the respective districts as
in said district, togeth
'y election blanks.
of the district as a witness to h
deuce within the district at least ten
days next preceding such election. Such
witness will be required, by the board,
to take and subscribe a written or print
ed affidavit to the facts stated by him,
which affidavit shall define, clearly, the
place of residence of the person claim
ing to vote.
They shall also require a written or
printed affidavit to be taken and sub
scribed by the party to• vote, stating, to
the best of his knowledge and belief,
when and where he was born; thatle is
a citizen of this Commonwealth, and
the United Stites; and the length
he has resided
VOL, 1, NO. 38.
has been a voter. la the district for it
least ten years treceding such election.
The penalty imposed upon assessors,
election officers, &c., for any neglect of
duty under the act, is a fine of one hun
dred dollars; and if any assessor shall
assess any person not a voter, or shall
refuse to assess any person who is a
qualified voter, he shall be guilty of a
misdemeanor in office, and on conviction
thereof shall be punished by fine and
We believe no apology is required for
the naration of the following amusing
scene in Pennsvalley. Tho droll circum
stances—prominence of one of the char
acters, and earnest manner of tho other,
combine to give the affair a dash of lu
dicrousness not often reached in the
highways and lanes of Pennsvalley. One
party to the transaction was a no less
distinguished gentleman than Dr. Wil
son,-father of the wife of our very able
'Minister to Russia, ex-Governor Curtin.
The other character was a smalll2 year
old boy belonging to the International
Hippo Comique Circus. The provoca
iion for the dialogue arose in this wise.
A small trick pony had escaped from the
small boy, and made off at the utmost
stretch.of his short legs into . this lane.—
The small boy was detailed to capture
him, and re-join the company. It was
warm; the boy ditto; and his expressions
of condemnation of the reprehensible con
duct of the pony were very heated.. In
fact; . he'swore; anathematized like Peter
Bell of old. Discovering the Doctor, our
young tumbler - halted, when the follow- . ,
jag colloquy occurred: .
Doctor—Why, little boy, I am sur
prised and pained to bear such words
coming from so small a boy. Were you
taught to swear at home ?
Boy-L-No, Sir. I was raised in Ohio,
and my mother always told me not to
swear; drink, gamble or steal. That
was pretty good advice, wasn't it, Cap.
Doctor—Yes that was right; but why
don't you heed the advice ?
Boy—Fact is, I'm with this'ere circus,
and our fellers swear like h-1 all the
while. 1 don't know whether they mean
anything by it, or not; but hearing them
so much, I've got into the habit. But
what are you doing here; where do you
Doctor—Oh, I've no regular place to
stay, but-manage to get in Somewhere.
Boy—That's too bad; you're such an
old man. Have you got any family ?
Doctor—Yes, a large one.
Boy—Where are they ?
Doctor—Scattered all over the world.
' Boy—That's a big piece of ground on
which to have one's family. How old are
Boy—Aint none of yer children ter
hum ao'st to take keer of ye?
Doctor—No, they are married and
Boy—(putting his hand in his pocket
and fumbling about) Now, see 'ere; I'm
a yoting man, and you are old. I can
get along without it; can earn more; in
fact, have got more; and you take this
'ere five cents. It may help ye, and I
shan't miss it.
Doctor—No, thank you; I've plenty for
what I need:
Boy—Don't have any feelings about
taking it; just is well have it as not; and
every little helps. I may be out of cash
myself some day; and five cents is better
ter have than none.
sd by all
Doctor—No, thank you, my young lad.
All I want is,-that you • should stop
swearing, and do as your mother told
— . Tell, if you wont take it, I'm
'm goin' ter leave the circus
fall, and go home.
right; but what do you.
urning all sorts of spring
into many more positions, perhaps, than
he ever had before. At this juncture, a
second boy came along, and our little
circus boy left the Doctor, to catch his
• ALL the Democratic oral
papers in Pennsylvar
deavoring to pry
being, anti '
Story for the Little Boys.