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mii COLUMBIAN, BLOOMSDU1IG, COLUMBIA COUNTY, PA.
H LOOMS UUKCl, PA.
I'ltlDAY MUHNIMn, Al'dl'HT In, IhOl.
44 TUB COLtlMMAN thr l.arg.al
('trculitllim III CnluntbU ami HilJnliilHK
iminttr. of any p.ptr iulill.li.il hcrr, ami
I. nl.o it much IftrRtr .lirt limn nn or
II. cul.morrl. . mill U thr rt for III li."l
mtilliiiii fr mlvtrtLlttK I" lhl .trllnii of
A. B. it CO.
K mil Httontlim to tlio cxpo-iuro of
the vllhilny of Ashley, llutler A Co.,
made by mi iieeompllee, iw printed In
another part of tliu Col.UMittAX. Mr.
Siinforil Conover, who Iuh hecit n pet of
1. John nml other like ltaillcaW, for
months past, unit defended lis nn honest
imtl vlrtiiom limn, expose tho Conspl
mey nnd tmpeiiehmenl plot, to the tit
tor dlsjji'iieo unit eompletc luitilhlhitlon
of nil eoncerneit.
Keml It nml see to what depths of vll
llany ll.idlnilUtii will descend ; subor
nation to perjury, mid kindred erlnici
are fiuulllar to them as household Winn.
HOW IT IS VIEWED.
Tim I.uiienster ntellhenrer, one of
theuhlest Democriitle newspaper In the
.State, has n seathltit; article exposing
tho lending Hadleal ring In Lnnisistcr
eounty. After showing the inaiiner In
which Stevens mid his followers pack
the conventions of tho party and inuko
nominations; already this people have
really no voice In tho selection, and are
expected of course to support Stovens
and his i-oterie. The fntelllyeneer adds :
"Such having been the rule in the
p.uty, It was but natural that the Thug
faction should strenuously oppose the
introduction of what Is known as tho
Crawford County System at tho present
Tho chief of that organization and
his interested followers have thu whole
ticket timdo up for this fall, and they
feel coutldent of being nhlo to carry it
through with ease under the old dele
Tu r. following Is the correct text of
the correspondence which recently
passed between President Johnson and
Secretary Stanton : j
Washington, Aug. .", ISB7.
Sin: Public consideration of a high
character constrain mo tosay, that your
resignation us Secretary of W ar will be
accepted. Very respectfully,
To lion. Kdwin M. Stanton, Secretary
To which Mr. Stanton replied as fol
W'AIl DrU'AHTMKXT, Aug. .", 1807.
Silt : Your note of this datu has been
received, stating that public considera
tions of a high character constrain you
to say that my resignation as Secretary
of war will be accepted.
In reply, I havotlie honor to say that
public considerations of a high charac
ter, which Jalono have Induced me to
continue at the head of this depart
ment, constrains me not to resign tho
Secretary of War before tho next meet
lug of Congress. Kiiwin" M. Stanton.
Tp tho 1'resldput.
On Monday morning tho President
sent a communication to Mr. Stanton,
su-pendlng him from ollleoas Secretary
of War, mid instructing him to transfer
all records, books, etc., in his custody
to General U. S. Grant. Tho Secretary
was, at the same time, Informed that
General Grant had been empowered to
net a- Secretary of War ad interim. A
communication was at thq same hour
sent to General Grant, authorizing him
to act as Secretary ad interim, and di
recting him at once to enter upon tho
discharge, of the duties of that olllee,
Shortly after noon Mr. Stanton sent a
reply to tho President, In which ho de
nied that without tho consent of the
Senate and without legal cause thu Ex
ecutive, had any right under the Constl
tutiou and laws to suspeud him from
otllce. Inasmuch, however, as the Gen
eral commanding thu armiesof the Uni
ted States had notified him that hu had
uecepted thu appointment of Secretary
of War ait interim, the Secretary con
cluded by saying ho had no alternative
but to submit, under protest, to superior
force. Geueral Grant has, therefore, as
sumed charge of the Department of
War and appeared at a meeting ot tho
Tiie Surratt trial was temporarily
concluded on Saturday. Shortly after
mm o'cloek in tlio niiernoon too jury
came into Court and announced tlieir
inability to agree. Judge i-isiier men fjeorge Sharswood-a Peuusylvanlan
discharged tho members and remanded u m;U) ,- morals, a profound think
thf prisoner to Jail. As soon as thuju-1 lf.l)mui lawyer, and a Juri-t of na
rors laid left the court-room Judge iisn-
r said ho had an unpleasant duty to
Irf-rlorm liidlsmis.smgAis. iirauiej,isi -
nior, counsel lurnurrau, irom i"
on account or tliu lUssauit eouimiiieu
upon tho Judge on the second of July.
.Mr. lirmlley attempted to reply, but
the Juilpj left the bench and, surround
ed by a crowd, walked into the street paratlvely unknown to our people. Prl
nnd entered a car. Mr. Itradley fol- or t nomination he win said to bu a
lowed lilui, and in presence or a largo
gathering drawn up around tho vehicle
handed Judge FUUcr u letter, which, It
Is supposed coutuliud n challenge. Tho
aggrieved arty oircred tho magistrate
no violence and at onco left the car im
mediately after delivering the note.
Thejury, it in said were eight for ac
quittal and four for conviction, and not
u single change was produced during
thu whole time they were shut up.
A meeting of tlio Wellington barhns
been called, to take Into consideration
tho fact of Mr. Hrudley's being struck
fiom thu rolls. A committee of luves.
ligation has been appointed. Thus ends
one nf the most Important criminal
trials in tho history of our country,
(caving thu main facts of Mr. Lincoln's
assassination as much In tho dark as
It.vrn.r.stfAKi:. On Sabbath morn
lilfhist.iH -Mr. Joseph Hlks, of J leach
Haven, was driving through Salem
towiisliln. near the utouu church,
discovered ti hugo rattlesnake lying
by tho road-side. He alighted, anil
.soon succeeded In dispatching hl'snako-
rhlp. Ho proved to bo a monster,
and had some wax-ii or eight well do -
vi'lopist rauiei'. jsosu wno nm
cover beauty In theso reptiles wero
chariiiedius for ouroflf, we could look
upon it only with feeling or horror nnd
illsgut.-irii W- Gazette,
The .Ijosaye; Tliu Crawford County'
pluujf nomlnntlntf Jocal candidates by I
ii popular vote, instuul o( by clelegnteii, 1
haa been adopted In bevcrul counties
ir in WkTI IIUI eJ.TJie'l. WUSl I" ""IJ - .nmiiiuoi.miu mir
ADDHEU3 OP THE DEMOCRATIC
Iimimc u trit-Hr in. I'mm trine lloiiu., t
I'l.ktHPIX A, I'a.,.iikui , Iw; I
7I tie l'ii)te of I'ennsyleanla I
Tun Henioeratle organization, devot
ed to tho tnnlnteimtieo of Its Immortal
principles; conscious of Its duty to
them, and to the ltcpubllc i proud of Its
years, Its triumphs and Its heroism In
disaster, and remembering Hint In tho
face of persecution, of olllclal frown, of
corrupt appliances mid of successive de
feats, Its numbers havesteadlly Incrcas
cd j agaln prescntsloyoit Its candhhitu
for yonr suffrage.
Tho ltepubllcan party has controlled
thu government for six years, and we
accuse it before you, btauiso !
In tho sacred name of Union, It has
In tho room of tho blessings of peace,
It has given us hate, discord and mis
It has violated the plainest principle
of froo government, broken tho written
Constitution, and only yielded obiill
once to tho behests of party ;
The pcoplo are denied thu attribute of
sovereignty; the military subverts the
civil power; generals remove governors'
elected by tho people, und a despotism
reigns In ten States ;
Congress asumestho right to Niythat
negroes shall vote In Pennsylvania, and
denies to us the right to regulntu our
own rule of sull'rnge;
The negro Is, by law, made the equal
of tho white man in all public places,
and authorized to hold otllces and sit on
Juries in the Capitol ;
Tho destinies often States, and of ten
millions of whltopeople therein, are, by
Congressandtho military power, placed
tinder the control of four millions of
Their reckless expenditure ol'tho pub
lic money in their conduct of tho gov
enment,ln the support and organization
of hundreds of thousands of idle negroes,
In thoeniploymeiitof hordes of unneces
sary spies and olllclals, and In maintain
ing military power over the submissive
South, endangers and delays thu pay
ment of tho public debt of twenty-seven
hundred mlllloiisof dollars to which
the public faith Is pledged ;
Their gross mismanagement causes tax
ation to bear heavily upon tho people.
In lsW, one dollar nud sixty cents
per head wero pain iy mo people
through tho customs; In IMiij, fourteen
dollars per head wero drawn, mainly
from tho consumption and business of
the poorer ela-ses, through tho cus
toms and Intcrnel revenue. Jn lSUli,
each individual owed two dol
lars nnd six cents of the public debt;
in 18l!7 each owes seventy-nine dollars
and'llfty cents thereof. In 1M0, thu ex
penses of tho government wero sixty-
two millions; In 1HI7, tlio Treasury es
timates them at two hundred anil twenty-live
nillllon!, independent of interest
on the debt, hoth being periods ofptaee.
Pennsylvania's share of tho public debt
is two hundred and seventy-five mill
ions, her own debt thirty-llvo and a
half millions, nnd her city and county
indebtedness will swell the total to four
hundred millions. Twenty-five mill
ions annually come from your earnings
to pay thu intorest thereon. In lSUi),
your State government cost you four
hundred and two thousand dollars,
whilst in 1BG0 it cost you six hundred
nud sixty-nine thousand dollars;
Tho pressure of these exhausting bur
thens and the stilcidlal policy of Con
gress, havo caused uncertainty and de
pression to pervade nil branches of trado
and manufactures ;
Our commerco is siill'ering, thu enter
prise of our pcoplo Is repressed mid
business interests languish ;
Tho revenues of the government are
less than its interests and expenses, and
the financial olllccr foreshadows an In
crease of tho public debt ;
They plot tho destruction of our form
of government, by destroying thuinile
pemlencoof the Executive, attempting
to subordinate thu Judiciary and by
concentrating all power in the Legisla
tive branch ;
Robbing the people of sovereign pow
er, they have united It with thu govern
ment In Congress, and dealt n fatal blow
at our liberties, for tyrrany may bens
absolute In a number of persons as In
Unblushing corruption stalks through
everv department of the government
under their control.
For thesoand kindred wrongs wo ar
raign them, anil as tho representative
of antagonism to each of them, wo pre
( t t() V()() (mr ,..,Illli(iatt
for the Su
, .,ri,mu nL,L., .
tlnntl, vopnttlou. It has been tho rulu
I ()f ,,, om(;1.,i ( 0ii(tiK-t to yield obedience
t(lWrUtc,l ,W) m,,i neither party m
tvi, uv nor coiTUlitlng lufluelice can
sway him from his duty to fearlessly
His opponent, Henry W. Williams,
Is a native of Now Emriuud. and is coin
wrt,y ,'entlcman and an able lawyer.
He has accepted a nomination upon u
platform by which he is pledged "to
plaec the Supreme (hurt in harmony with
the poltttcul opinion of the. majority of
the peopte.'i'TM destroys his Independ
ence, and "holds tho Judge accountable
to a political party for his construction
of the law, and Inevitably tempts him
to sacrifice Ills integrity ; to become the
meanest of all creatures a sworn min
ister of Justice obedient to the dictates
The independent anil fearless Judge
protects your life, your liberty and your
nroneity. With which of these men
will you trust them?
Di;5iou!i.Tfl or Pns.v.sVt.VANiA: Wo
call upon you to organize in every sec
tion of tho State. Aut for yourselves,
promptly mid vigorously, Walt for no
man. Tlio government you love Is In
danger, Its great cardinal doctrines are
dally attacked, and "treason In peace
may prove moru deadly than treason In
Imllviilu.il exertion Is the duty
I f cvory j,mn, Canvass your school
districts, Komi clubs. Circulate your
local pajiers, Teaeh the people, Conn-
el with tho tiged, Lncouriigo tlio tlm
i AroiisothoshiggUli, Ktop talking
1 U1(l KQ ,u ww,ki 'j-jIC) cucniy aro vul-
imrablo at every point; attack them
for tlt,r ds(etHls.
j yot'it iMtlNcll't.r.s auk i.tkiinai,
AN1) Ja,rtT ,.1(,;Vai..
or(L.r of Ull. Dcniocratie Htatu
Wit, A. YVAi.i.Aii'., Cluilrman,
Col.. 3lorlarty, the Tcnlim lender wiio
I was arrested during thu lirst out break
Startling Official Dooumont3 from tlio
Aliened Conspiraoy to Fabricate lm
PULL DETAILS OP THE PLOT.
Trriihlr I'lmrgn ArkIimI t'lintfrm I
Anlilry nml lliittt-y.
Mr. Johnson to bo Implicated by Sub
ornod Witnesses In tho Lincoln
lioi.rs i:nm)()Ksi:mi-:nt ok
The Whole Diabolical Scheino Eo
vealod in Extonso.
W.ismNiiriis, AitKUt 0, tstir.
The following document has been ob
tained from olllclal sources!
miNr llr.NKHAi.' Omn-.i
1 Auuun ,i, Jul?, I
Jilt. PitlMDiiNTs Tho application of
Charles A. Dunham having been refer-
d to t lisomce.lutlioeustomaryonieroi
K-vi-cutlvo business, for tlio examination
and advisory action of tho Attorney-
General, it mis ueeonie my uiuy, uuiuin
tho Indisposition and absence of tho
distinguished Incumbent of the Law
Department, carefully to consider tne
case, in respoctiuiiy declining, im i mi,
to oiler at present, any recommendation
tlio reasons which constrain me to re
servo advice mid suspend Judgment
until I shall have been further Instruc
ted liv your Excellency.
Dunham, theperson applying for par
don, Is thu same who lias become noto
rious under the name of Sanford Cono
vcr. Ho was recently convicted ot per
jury In tho District of Columbia, and
is, as I am informed, now Incarcerated,
in accordance with tho sentence of the
Court. Ills application seems to lie pre
dicated, In part, upon a supposed tech
nical irregularity in tne consiiiuiiou 01
the jury, mid Is supported mainly by
the services which ho is alleged to liuvo
rendered the cause of Justice In aiding
the prosecuting counsel In the collection
of evidence and otherwise upon the
trial of John II. Surratt lor murder.
Tho papers upon which his applica
tion is grounded, nnd by which it Is
sustained, consist of four In a parcel,
which, lV endorsement, appear to nave
reached tho Executive oflico on Satur-
dnv. thoTth of July. 1SI!7.
dated the ISM of July, and
tiiMin the ordinary note paper used by
members of tho Ilou-e of Representa
tives, with an engraved vlgnetto cap
tion. The following is u copy:
"Fniirnnil i-nxciithss I's iti.h static, i
"IIOCSi: IIK llri-HUhNI-ATlVhS,
"Wasiumitun, K Jul IM"- )
"Gi'.NTi.r..Mr..N: L suir-rest that u pe
tition something like the enclosed be
prepared and signed. by you in the par
don of Mr. Dunham. J think hu Is
clcarlv entitled to i, and I hope you
will aid him mi you can.
Kcspectiuiiy, ".i. J i. ASlll.KI.
"Hon..!. Holt, Hon. A. G. Riddle.''
It would seem from tin expression
used In this note that a draught of a
petition wns enclosed. It does not ap
pear What petition was thus designated.
The next paper is the following from
a late Representative in Congress from
Ohio, now a memoer 01 urn wusmug
"WAsillMir.s.N, July SI, bb7.
7l the J'iritlitrnt of th X'mtetl Nttllr.
"Sin: 1 was early in April last retain
ed in nlil tho Government in tho prose
cution of John II. Surratt, and took the
general management ot tne preparation
nf Hie case.
"The labor and (lilllcultlesoi mo caso
u-ern exeat, it lid t ho government Is nn
dm- ireut obligations to Charles A Dun
ham for much valuable Information,
both as lo tliu factsand witnesses ior tne
United States and for the history of nnd
facts concerning the witnesses called for
llll. lll-fl'llsC. Although in Jail he man
aged to keep informed of tliu progress of
the ease, aim nom miiu i uniu com
municated Important facts and sugges
tions, and seemingly ior me suiu pur-
nn.n n ji i:nr investigation ui uiu uiH-,
whether it would work for his bcnellt
nr not. Jtseems to mo mat ior nis ser
vices In this behalf the Government
should mark Its appreciation of them in
a way not to Do liiisiitKeu.
"A. G. RlDPld'.."
Xnthlii" Isnniongtho papers from the
oillce of the District Attorney or from
any of the counsel In tho Surratt ease
excepting .Mr. Kiddle.
.... i . i.
I no next recommcmiiuiuu is iiuni nm
liurcau of -Military Justice:
"WASH1MITIIS-, July 21, I S17,
" T concur with Hie Hon. A. G. Kid
dle ill his estimate of tho value and Im
portance of the service rendered py
Charles A. Dunham, as set forth 111 tin
fiirego ng letter to the I'rosld'.Mit. A
principle of public policy leads govern
ments to encourage, by all means, those
charged with crime to make disclosures
M'liii'ii may ami oiien no. result in un
masking even greater offenders than
those who niakotliem; mid hence, when
thev arc found tnliaveucted voluntarily
ami in good faith, the highest public
considerations require that their con
duct shall be generously appreciated.
Tliu services of Dunham, with the de
tails of which Mr. Kiddie must be en
tirely familiar, us one of thu counsel In
the case, seem to havo been performed
without solicitation, aim in tne interests
of truth and Justice, In connection with I
one of the most important criminal
trials which lias occurred lit the history
of the country; and although his ills.'
closures were not directly connected
with the criminality of which h him
self has been convicted, yet It Is believed
that they do not tho less bring his case
within the spirit and reason ol the rule
of policy referred to, and hence It is for
the Executive to determine Jiow far
they shall bo accepteifat once as a proof
of his repentance, anil as atonement to
the law, for wlioso violation ho stands
condemned. "J. lloir."
It may bo proper to remark that the
recommendation of the Judge Advocate
General Is written upon one leaf of tho
sumo sheet with that of Mr. Riddle,
and not upoiiotllclal paper.
It will buobserved that, notwithstand
ing this man Mood condemned for per
jury, Mr. Riddle, by actual experience,
anil Judge Holt, upon satisfactory
grounds of belief, havo fully realized
his usefulness In promoting by his co
operation with public agents of justice
tlio cause ot irutii, on tne occasion 01 an
invent h'liiJmi nf mitldiml ininortuiici)
itntl 11U0 that tlio latter Intitiiatcs his
(million that hu has fairly atoned to tho
ntt'omUil law, ami had fiatWf.u'torlly
demonstrated his repentance. It is re-1 not aware of It to make It appear that j , .,., ' I '' " in'H 11 iw urst i.i.ie.. i.e-
markablo that Dunliiun hlmsell, in Ills you wero lutuiided us a victim, and Ihus 1 . .,, ,', . , ,,.,- 1 '010 tlio toniiiiiiuc.
petition 1 which purporta fo bo lu his , distract all suspicion from you of e 11- ..')"; l'r.V Z'u"Z ' 1 ', .1 ., ., - w,,i I This.slr, completes the lull and liter
men Imniltvrltlnol. mentions no such I nlvlm? nt r.lucoln's mnriler. This. nl.n. 1 '". "rK ? W Itlies-'s, hud llillllied, I al recital of llll tho papers or oilier ltd-
grounds, but trusts mainly to a teclinl
eallty. His petition Is ns follows :
"Wa.iii.mito.n, Julv 41. IW",
'7W Vi .'ii'iWi'ill'W .llH'rill' .lutiltsliH. I'rmitlriit 11
thf (li,il Shttt$
"Tho potltlou of Charles A, Ihiuham
re-pectfully nhowx Unit in tho mouth of
January lust, lm was tried, convicted
unit sentenced w mo reu iciuiiiry ior
cd lo have been commit
reason to doubt, und did not doubt, thu
truthfulness ol certa ill deno- t ons nun
hv (un iii'iwuis. called Caiunbell and
Snevel, at tho time said depositions
with 1-1 veil lu t ie liurcau oi . arv
' Justice, and In testlfylni; that ho hud
I lust seen wld Campbell lu Canada, In
me, lh(H, nnuwild Hnevel In Wllinliit'.
ll X. C III AUKUst, lt0.j.
" That on tho trial of your petitioner,
wild Lumpbell nud tSnuvel declared that
ted before tho .luillclary rointullteu H , seryeu, proviues ior mo pro ectiou ol , ' "' '7 Ji ; '1 t en tin 1 '""""ry eiiarucier, ei b ; ; H ;un;ii, --uVui onauii k oV
the House of Heiiresentutlves, diirlnu such personswlm uro lunilshed with 1 '- 1 A . L i ''i'1'' " ( liow unexpected und casual a tnuiuior i i.u u-iiiiw.uii.-i.r iii jh.-jh, u cuu'.
the Investigation by said coiuinitteo of i a jjooil excuse fur not couilui; forward $J.hZ ',' ! ''7' , n.ul 1,0 ",'" tliey had been received ut tho hxecu-1 'iuii jjh" ijW,
cliarues UKnlust Jellcrson Uavis.of com. I helore-by olftrlni; Iiiiiuutitty to all , "1'ui 1 them " ostcd. 1 1 vo oillce, I Immediately dctermlued liYuPr ?r"imri..K ...ul oVi
nlliltv lu tho conspiracy to iissasoliuite ' who weruconnectedwith thu conspiracy "Alter my lnlkliiK to lilm so severely . that, until I should havo niado this re- iiuy m iimi kuhk cchk mi rasstiii'TioN.
l-resl.lent I'ineol...' J I who will nowcoiuo forward and dlsclosli on iic.oi.nt of the fallu.e to have mi. re-1 port, their quality und blKi.illeuiice, fiii 'SSK'ffliSid
"That tho'perjury ussluncil in tho In- their l.nowloiltru ou tho subject. leased at tho time pn noised, 1 1J. I.) , whatever these may be, Hhould remain uhmuUuiimt in mn.in.K Hi, iTincrieiiim u m
dictiuent au'iilnsl vour petitioner was In , ''fourthly. That llooth, fust ultur the llatchett beeaine IruitWued, and seem- uuchaiiKed by liivcstldutlon, or by any '' ';.".i?'.,"rAVii I'.Vi'.'.inF!', ..'".''',""."'!""
falsely te.tltled that ho aid no I h of .March, sta cd to nt mate fr ends eil to cet the idea tlui J had his leiiers exiriiiieous coiimt'iiou or iis-ociauon ..VrV, miii.' ir in iVV iii. n'in. ;-. n. t ii J
crip, and that tho ileposltlons they had
miulonnd sworn lo In tho Htireatl of
Military Justlcii were absolutely liil-o
from beginning lo end, and wcroknown
tobesi) liv vnur petltlonei', und that
thev were not at - ; said Campbell
in Cnraula In June, s(rt, or said Hnevel
(.. II,,... , .... I.. ......y. I I..,"-. l.r.
Ul IIIMMIgllMI III ill;usi, iou.1, nn-
iilacesnt which your petitioner claimed i
Id have la-t seen them.
"Thai It was entirely upon lids testl-1
mony ol said hell-eoulcfscd perjurers
that vour petitioner was convicted, and
mat wiuiout Hie said testimony ni saui
persons, tho Jury before whom your lm
iltloner was tried could not possibly
have found a verdict of guilty.
"Your petitioner further says that ho
was tried and convicted by u Jury not
qualltlod to try him. That the Jurors
before whom ho was so tried and con
demned, wero Illegally selected and
draw li, as decided by the Court 111 tho
ease of John II. Surratt tho manner
nnd form of selecting tho Jurors in thu
caso of Surratt mid your petitioner be
ing identical that In tho discussion on
tho opening of thu trial of Surratt, us
to tho legal qualifications of the Jurors
that had been empanelled to try him.
it wus contended by the prosecution and
decided by the Court, that said Jurors
were Informally and Irregularly selected
and drawn, and that any verdict they
might render upon liny trial would bo
" Your petioner further says that un
der the rules and practice of the Su
premo Court of this District, thu above
Informality in tho selection and drawing
of a Jury does not, after sentence under
n verdict by such a Jury, constitute a
ground for a new trlai or other relief by
the Court, and tlio only remedy for such
an illegal conviction lies In nil applica
tion to the Executive lor paruon.
"Ciiaiii.i:s A. nr.NiiA.M."
The ntiove are nil the papers which
have coiuu to my knowledge in relation
In thn ainillcation for pardon. When,
considered in connection with other pa
pers, adventitiously received, tliey ex
cite peculiar Interest nndeommond care
ful alienuon, anil it lsineuxiiauruiiiar.v
gravity of the Import of these papers
lust mentioned In connection with the
source whence theycainc, which makes
my delicate dtliy to simmit tneir con
tent.1 I'm- vnur stiidtnus consideration.
and to suggest that some jiroper dispo
sition ought to be made ol them In con
sonance with the dignity of tho govern
ment and in justice to all parties, I
introduce them us follows :
ANOTlllUt COMMUNICATION I'llOM CON
OVJMI. First. A communication addressed to
the President of the United States,
bearing date Washington, July 1S07.
and signed Charles A. Dunham. It will
bo seen that this person, who is testified
to bv gentlemen of olllclal and profess
ional responsibility and of distinguished
sagacity to be capable of great and val
uable service hi tliedi-closii.es of crime,
makes startling asseverations directly
against prominent members, of the Na
VsniNmos, July.-J!!, IsoT.
''71) 111 I'jeellrnej Jndretr Joniton,
President I'nited Mate!
" In applying to your Excellency for
pardon. I had not intended to oiler any
disclosures concerning the plotting of
vour enemies against you, which could
bu regarded as an Inducement for grant
ing my application. 1 instructed my
wife, in presenting tho petition, lo refer
to conspiracy of Ashley and company,
so lar only as appeared necessary 10 re
movo any unfriendly feeling that might
have been engendered within you to
ward me bv the newspaper reports that
1 hud engaged to :issl-t your enemies in
tlieir nefarious designs. 1 adopted this
reserve In tlio belief that tho services I
had rendered tho government, as cer
titled to bv Judge Holt, tho Hon. Mr.
Rlddloand Mr. Ashley, would In your
view and Judgment render me de
serving of Executive clemency, and be
cause I dc-ired that It should appear on
the record and on tliu faceofmy pardon
flint clemency had been extended tome
solely in consideration ofmyscrvices to
tliu government, and exclusively on the
roconiendation of prominent Radicals,
to tho end that when I should coino to
expose the atrocious plot of Ashley and
company, tho Radicals would not bo in
a position or ablo to chargu mo with
doing t in consideration of a pardon;
or that the President had pardoned me
on condition of my implicating his ene
mies in an Infamous conspiracy.
" From the moment I was forced Into
association with these traitors and con
spirators i determined, as soon as I
should be released, to placoln thohunds
of vour Excellency or lay before tho
public a complete exposure of their dia
bolical deslgnsand most astounding pro
ceedings. This I believed would be my
sacred duty; for, although accused of
crime, I am not so destitute of honor
und patriotism as not to feel some in
terest in and obligations tomy country-
" The interest the-o persons havo felt,
and the effort they have made (which
would havo succeeded ero this but for
tlio blunder of one of them) and which
they still propose lo make for my re
ieaso ( F. G.,i 1 know wero prompted
by the most selllsh motives, in order
that they might use mens an instru
ment to accomplish their devilish de
signs; and 1 shall not, therefore, be
guilty of ingratitude liiabandoning and
expoMug their villainy.
'My wife has, I believe, complained
to you how Ashley, lirst through his
man Friday Mutchott, and afterwards
in person, managed to make known to
me his wlhcs, aims and purposes, and
enlist me, as far as a forced promise
would go, in his enterprise. 1 shall,
therefore, only advert here to some
things which have been said and done
by the coiispliitors, which urn su-cep
tibloof being proved against them by tlio
m ,st irropreiblo evidence.
" After obtaining my proml-e to ren
der all the a istatueln my power, Mr,
A-hley explained to me tho kindofevl-
dcuco lie thought it mn-t advisable to
present against you (I remember very
He thought 11 would In- very
phuisiblo to prove:
"l-ir.-t. mat isootii nml on several
occasions paid you familiar visits at the
Klrkwood. This, it was hoped, I might
re .1. I. ...... I I t ...!..!.
bo ablo to iiiduco somo of the old female
servants to testify to. If this could not
bu done, then It should bo proved by
somo of my friends who happened to
lm ut tliu hoiisu at thu time, wut knew
llooth, Ac, and saw tho visit.
"Secondly. That your correspondence
witli llooth, which should be shown by
one or' moie persons who had taken
notes from llooth to you, and your re
plies (contents unknown! theito lo
Booth, Tho witui-sessliould bo persons
who would profess to have been Intimate
with llooth, and to havu been enlisted
I liv him tu tnki- imrt In tluuwsuIiiatioii
"TlilrU. That tlui laflngol'Atzt'iott,
with weapon?, at tho Klrkwood IIouo,
was only a pham-nlthoiiKli Atorott was
- , It was suggested, could bu proved by
nersons whoeould estlfy that they had
DL'fii 1 (uift'd lo lmult 11110 inu miiM,i.
r.icywlth llooth, and had performed u
part In orKanly.Iti); it, etc., which jiersoim.
It win to bo understood, wore induced
to testify under an assurance from the
imn.riiin.nl lli.il II.,... -l,l,l ( I ...
Viio.cciited for unv unit thev bail taken.
" The re-olutlou under which llutler's
- ! comuilt(co was appointed, It will boob
ill Xew York, whom ho endeavored to
o enlist m tne cotisniracy, that lie was act
Ir.ir with thu Ituowieth'e of the Vice.
ererldeut,iiud tiut It had been urraiiffed
10 k i.iucoiu on uioiiay oiinu iimi "i r
atlon, which would account for Mr,
Johnson's stnuifo conduct on that occiv
slou, which had provokedso much com-
incut ill the press. That you expected thu
triiL'cdy to lie enacted then, and had
I taken buvenil potations to compose and
I iiuoyouior ihtmytmn mid titut you
werelldlso much llitoxlealed as nervous
" I 'feeUmileh delicacy In referring lo
Mich topics, but I cannot. Inform you
of vour enemies' plain and projects
without being plain, and I nm obliged
to write In too great haste to be choK-o
In my language. -
" I assured Ashley that I should hr ve
no ililllcUll.v in iinuing persons 01 oixi
standing and moral chacreter fo iirovo
uinese inciters, uno 11 was Kirciiiimi.
would do so assoon us released. fA,.',!),
OllllltlO SO assoon as released. iir ,vi, j
" As an earnest that 1 possessed that
ability to do what 1 engaged, and In
order to satisfy somuofthclr party who
doubted tho exlstenco of evidence to
connect vou with tho assassination con-
spl racy, Ashley and Duller desired and
pressed mo lo semi ior two ortnreu jter- "vu unn saiu coiiuiici iiuimiku uui
sons ot who-e Intelligence nnd quiillftcii- picket lines, mid was supposed to havo
tlonstheveouldsatlsfy themselves, nnd been sent on secret duty In connection
whom tliey could parade before their with his command. Ho Wns also provl
Incredulous friends. ded with papers from a rebel emissary
"I consented, and Ashley supplied at tlio North to lnuro his proper treat
thu facts it was desired tliey should inent when ho should enter tho Confed
L.tinu utul i-ennul. nnd I forwaribtl them crate lines. After delivering his mall
to a trust v friend, with secret explana-
flims ns to iiiv nu-ii purposes, and In
structlons for lilm to procure two other
friends to commit to memory the stnte
nvenfs enclosed to him, nnd when sent
for to come hero mid repeat them (but
not under oath i fo such persons as 1
"After allowing my friends suf
flclent tlmetolearnthelrparts.the Itov
Mr. Miitchot (II) wa.ssuut for then, Ii
order that It might bo said that he,agun
for the Impeaehers, had found tho wit
nes-ess, mid that their character fo
veracity was above suspicion.
" On arriving here those persons wcr
Inspected by Ashley and llutler, tun
wero found tu possess the lequlslb
quallllcafsous as to Intelligence mil
personal appearance, but unfortunatel'
for the Inspectors, It was deemed nece
sary tomakeso iiecliaiiges,t.ioillllimtlois
lu some and addltio is to other portion
of tlieir statements, before presently
them to the lukewarm Radicals it wis
tlieir intention to inflame. It belts
Impracticable for the men to see mo it
the Jail on such business, and equnly
so for mo to communicate to them tie
desired changes and necessary ix plant
thins in writing to enable them to h
eorporate these eliangcsln their orlgiul
statements without leading to confusl-n
or contradiction, it was tounil necess. y
for somebody i lso to tnke my otllce -f
preceptor, etc. This, wlthslight het
tatlon, was done by Mr. Ashley, on ly
assurance that the parties were Radic Is,
dyed In the wool, and men of honor In
whom he could safely reposoconfinen e.
" 1 havo learned both from Aclev
and tiie parties themselves what, as
said and done between them In thitat
ter. The statements they were des'ed
to make were revised and .Mr. Asl.ev
and thev wero assured by him thn' in with them near Gnrrotts, and asked
ease it should bo determined tooxaulne tlieir nilvlco and assistance in Ids etrorts
them before the eoniiulttco they shuld to escape. He Informed them that lu
be splendidly rewarded. bad killed Lincoln, and thereby made
" Sir. Akl. m- nl.n discoursed In t rtn a good Southern man President.
on the propriety and Ju-tico of tliifw ir
i-imr etvand u-t coofthifairse
it was proposed to pursue 10 innitecer
tain of the Impeachment of tho Pest
ilent, llo declared that you werq a rai
tor to your party and country, ite.,
That there was no doubt of your om
pllclty in the assassination eonspiacy,
but that the evidence was in tlio linds
of your friends and could not all b got
at.' That enough, however, had icon
secured to satisfy most resonablo n;n of
his guilt; but that In order to satis,-tho
most exacting, tlio statements pfheso
persons before the committee woul bo
requisite That thu end fully Jinliled
the means, and that every man wiicon
trlhuted in this way to tliu imeacli
nient of the President would dsorve
well of thu country, and that In Oh
Asiiley) would see tlieni rewtirue ten
fold w'hen your succes-or shouldcomi I
"Subsequently tho parties we' pre
sented to .Mr. llutler, and niter linig In
spected and passed by him, wort Intro
duced by him and Ashley to thdeveinl
Radical members of the lloiisojtiio It
was understood, had hitherto tmbted
the existence of evidence, Impcating
you in the assassination consplrry.ainl
who informally Interrogated thin as to
the matters upon which they hit been
"Mr. llutler desired to ha taken
the deposilions,of tlii'semen at to time,
but! would not coiisenttoit.sbeig done
until I should bo released, "u-tt first
" These facts can be proved V those
three persons, and also by'ry wife,
whoso character for truth nm I'vucity is
not inferior to Mr. Ashley's, ail 1 shall
tuko pleasure, if ut liberty, in pjilucing
t lii-in before any committee or.ribunui
for tho iinpcachiiiontof the imeachers.
" Hut the evidence of thls'ciispiracy
does not depend onllrolyuporiinl proof.
The letters from Ashley, honvltli en
closed in themselves speak .oluiues.
What statement (Hi from mo-ould he
have wanted, and for what mrposny
Anything it was in my powc to state
to him could havo been state to him
orally a dozen times during tb previous
"The statement lie wantci was this,
and for this purpo-o. There 'ere ninny
prominent Itadlcals, mid jspecially
among his own coiistitueiitSjVho wero
lukewarm on the subject ollmpetuh
i.ients,vho were notprepareito believe
that you were privy to tnbnurdcr of
Lincoln, and who-e coopiathm was
greatly needed. Ashloy theiloro desir
ed to bo ablo to place b ore them
assurance that the most uuc.estionablo
evidenceol yourgtllltcouliU produced,
lie therefore requested men prepare
an elaborate paper, sottlni forth Unit
such and such persons couli lo produc
ed who knew mid would ti t V to this,
Unit and Hie other thing, d ( aiding tho
pretensions that llooth hi I been seen
in your room several tlm- that J'oil
had corresponded with hi i and ith
parties in Kichuioud ; and 1 at the per
sons who could testify "..ihe-e tacts
were of tho most ri-spectfjli standing,
and would eomo forware and tell all
i they knew, If protected b. tie govern
ii. ...i i . .1 ,, .lul . ...!,.!
He wished n e t(i,iiltliuistle
! and tone that would bo ulc to carry I
I conviction with it. ilo-a-sl-ed mat in
I addition to tlio points of elldenco wo
I....I .-. , .., ...I ...............
had conferred about, t nv statement
should contain others, nut lji gavu mo a
memorandum of other iints, which
he requested me to Ineo'plrate In my
statement (11). This inoii.tii-anduni J
believe is in Matchctt' Handwriting
UVV i.VTf 1 "T .bUU i 1
sent It to lilm,ut Toledo, ivleie he wish -
Inclosed worthy of attention. It Is in
penc . and was written at tlio olllio
Judge Cartter, (i:i''.i (ifiei the f.dlure, ; Js t,;,9 ,n( ijioi:iii.huri, or
through theblunderliiFOf Mntchett, to explanation
secure my release at tir tlmo piomlsed , T'll0 j(mrt cannot act with
becauso angry, and 1111 iretty isevero ul, bul , x mrlieep- n-imlnis.
language " 3 nldii 1, He went to 1 ,,0 congiess will , at the proper time,
Ashley and IlutloriiinUrii, andreport- Im.ml8l. Q, power.
I , V , v"!. ?.l?!!!!,.i 1 !!!w..
1 ' , V" ". " " ' -,
: ' - ;
ho tlioiu'htlesslv sunivst t somu addl
Hons that It wax iloured they Hlioiild
liiaku to their HtateineiitH. llo made
these bUL'(!estlons by etler, and hU iet-
, 1 -,. 1 . - . ... .
UTS OX IIUIUCU, DCCilll ,C ll WUH HOI cer-
! 'l'1'.' 10 "''.""Id b ) here when they
1 '.'n'i'T!: "l"
,' inhjlil meet .ludtjo
10 other person they
to those iiartes. und I'ud sent them,
copies of tbutii, to on. I'osslbly, In
my imijer, i tnus u'liP'U us iiiui'ii. no
il therefore, made ku; u hlBfears to Ash -
ir- ly and llutler, and hley endeavored
r. by fids note to obti.ii tho letters.
n. '"1 havu Just liiii ordeicd to ttel
realty lor tlio penuw i.iry.
r A. Dl'.NIIAM.
i Tho following n - tho several papers
which iiccoiiipun t'io tibove. Tho let
ten of refcn'MCciuMrtcU in tlio furi'K-
...itttl. ... c.l
to those iiurtlCN, niul rod sent tiiem, or' whatover, not only of rccorti. nut, as
ii g and annexed to tho succeeding nro
n )t upon thotirlglnal, but arc Introduced
sdeiy for your convenience Inperuslng
Tlio subjoined pilper, headed meiiior
r.iiidum by tho hand that wrote lt,beur.s
internal evidence of having been fur-
kilshed as agiilduto some person or per-
ons no were expected to laoricaiecor
"f.,. Memorandum Shortly before
the Inauguration of Lincoln and John
wn. urn niiu:i,uiiuii),'ii ui in vuiiuv-i-iuiH
with Booth, sent suveral letters to the
son, tho latter, through oriu connection
I onfederacy, one of which was intended
for .leirerson Davis. These letters were
borne by u messenger named Allen,
who unit ucen acting as a spy ior ono oi
tho I nlon generals. Allen was lirovl-
in Richmond, ho returned, bearing sev-
eral letters, wlilcli ho received fiom J.
P. ltenlamlii. These letters wero enclos
ed to lluoth.
"On returning to Washington Allen
called on llooth aiiililellveredthopack
age, and llooth, after examining somo
of tho letters, went out, ns ho said, In
search of his messenger. The messenger
could not lie found, und Rooth asked Al
len if lie was tootired to walk as faras the
Klrkwood House. Allen replied in the
negative, when llootli,drawlng forth thu
package which had been brought from
Rlchniond,selected a letter addressed to
Andrew Johnson, Vice-President of the
United States, and asked Allen to de
liver It. Allen promised to do so, and
then accompanied liooth to the bar-room
to first takoudrlnlc.
"Hero Allen met a friend, who was
Invited to Join them in taking a drink,
and afterwards accompanied him fo the
Klrkwood House, nud heard him in
quire If Mr. Johnson was In, and saw
him go Into Ids (Johnson's) room, 'lids
friend waited until Allen came down
stairs, when hu asked him Jocularly,
what In tho devil's business lie had to
do with Johnson ; If he was already
begging for an oillce.
"Allen can be produced as well as tho
'Mend who accompanied him to tho
Klrkwood House with llooth. Allen,
before going to Richmond had been lei
v liooth to bellevo that ho was a con
fidential mid secret agent of tho govern
ment, and that tho letters homo by him
had reference to peace propositions
which would speedily tend to it suspen
sion of hostilities und the restoration of
fhe Union. Add aNo, that It can fur
ther bo proved by two persons, former
ly rebel soldiers, that Booth, on the lirst
or second day before his death, fell In
"lino oi tne: panics, wnose name is
Dawson, said to him that if he meant
that he had made Andy Johnson Pres
ident, lie had dono tho worst posslbo
tiling for the South; as he was moru
extreme in his views, nnd a greater
enemy to the South than Lincoln,
liootli repli"d that It was a mistake;
that John-cm a a candidate or olllcu
seekerhad to say a great many things,
but that as President ho could do as ho
pleased; that he was bound to bo a
friend to tlio South, nnd that If he went
back on him (llooth) he would have
him hung higher than Hainan. These
men belong to good families mid havo
excellent cliaracter,s,:tnd can be produc
ed as witnesses."
Hero tho paper ends, lint the fnllnw-
hie-, which wns ni-lL'lnull v the Haul
clau-e and Is now cancelled, Is still legl-
"Korthe names of Dawson and Allen,
Used above, leave blanks, or substitute
the names of such persons, as you know
will take tlieir parts."
"till. Tnriisi, v Mdkmmi, ull IS, 1-t".
DiiakSiu: A telegram calls me to
Philadelphia, and I go on the 11 o'clock
a.m. train. I thercloro send you an
envelope in which you can send me by
mall your statement.
"I hope you will be able lo put It In
, the oillce thisovening, so that 1 can get
it next Monday. Wishing you every
i success, I mil yours truly.
".I. j i. ashi.i;y."
At and after the word statement"
above, the word "Incorporating tlio
verbal" are stricken studiously out.
"ll'). Tiil.l.lin, Dhln, April 21, M7.
"My Di:auSiii: On my return honiu
to-day I found your fnvorjind the prom
ised statement inclosed. T expect to bo
in Washington on Thursday, mid will
see vou that day or tho next morning.
Truly vour friend, J. M. Asiuxv.
"C. A. Dunham, E-q., Washington."
This letter seems to have come heroin
a common envelopo subscribed "C. A.
Dunham, President," mm is iuucii
pocket-soiled. Tho same applies to tho
"ii). SATCIUIW. A.M. .lull!- 1,1-1-7.
"Di:ah Sill : Your note is just receiv
ed, i.et your counsel act as he deem
best, taking advantage of every legal
point which limy bo presented, 1 think
thu course proposed by them is all that
wo want. Truly, J. M. Ashi.ky."
Next we havo the following:
Hiicsr.or III i-io.sKM vm i-s, July s, IS-.7.
"My Diiau Sin: I havo just seen
vour wife, and havo your letter. You
'may rest assured that I do not credit the
false and stupid reports made against
you. If you had the letters I know you
would never send copies to J . If
vou can put the originals in my bauds
'l will snv that no ono shall take or lies-
trovthem without yourexiire-sorder in
writing, except you are released. Will
see vour wife again this evening. Re
spectfully. "J. M. Asiii.r.i.
This notu Is not written in Ink, but
in pencil, and thuiigh dated "House
Keps," is upon u half sheet of plain nolo
paper, upprontly torn from somo note
. ..l! 11. I t.l I.. l-n
which nun m-i-u i.iuii-ii in in" iiwuvi-i.
,t mmw mw , m envelope, super-
scribed "C. A. Dunham, Lsq., Present."
Thu envelopo also shows apparently
"in, April, 25, WIT.
"Dr.vitAM: It is all right. Thoinat
ter will rest for the present, or until the
thing is argued In May. You will not
leave the city ad interim. Mr. A. will
return next week, when any other mat-
I torn will bondjus cd.
NV. II. M.
.1 written on a small scrap
IJ1IS IS 11 IllU 11 HU 11
iu, superscribed "C. A
. I out." un a still smaller aim muen sou
11I1...1.. t..,.ti i,t i,,-n,,
bearing data before me. Tho paicol
coiuiirisliiK all but tho jiuruim jmpers
readied this otllce in uu enveloio from
tho Kxecutlvo Mansion, endorsed, "llo
eclved from Jlrs. Duuliam, .luly .'10,
1KC7," The papers liavhiK eomo from
tho hands of a person whoso application
for liardon wus undcri'oinir olllclal ox-
luiiiuutiou here, were, for very obvious.
reasons, associated with It1
, j,,,, tu, matter. Struck b;
by their extra-
or' win over, not only ol record, but, us
far us practicable In my own mind.
Tiuscoursu it is necessary in near in i
1 recollection in tho act of estlniutlii!! tho
probablu weight or value uf tlio idlea -
Hons. Xover having seen tho haucl-
writ I in; of tho Hon. 3(r. Ashley, I
, proceed w,
his uenu I
tlioiiL'ht It iluu to liiiu tlmt I hhould not
mwiMi wunottt uctiuiniiK u nouon oi
ui'immo i'iiiroraMiy. x uicri'iore, ,
Iljitt'd that hitter, which wan writ-
- j exhlblteil
tuhy.Mr. Ashhy to ri'coinmoiid thul
pardon of Dunham to a gentleman ac
quainted with Ids handwriting. Tho
latter without hesitation recognized
that letter as genuine, Tho others strik
ingly resemble It.
hi conclusion, I beg leiwo lo express
thn profound sensibility with which 1
find myself obliged to bring to tho ser
ious notleo of the President of the
United State accusations and papers
which must occasion him painful em
barrassment. Tliey expose prominent
memlicrsoftho Legislature of tlio Union
to tho shocklngsusplclon ofhnvlng con
spired with i convicted perjurer for n
stupendous Imposition, first upon tho
House of Retiresenlatlves. then upon
the pcoplo mid then upon tho Senate of
tho United States, for the purpose of
effecting the Impeachment and removal
from oillce of a President of the United
States solely upon suborned testimony.
I need not say how greatly astonished
mankind would be, wus It charged
that a scheme so abomlnublo was height
ened by tho peculiar wickedness of nt
tempttng to liidiico tho Intended victim
himself, through appeals to his clemen
cy, to qualify by n pardon, with conse
quent competence to act nud testify, tho
principal Instrument of the Imposture.
Hut, Impossible as tho existence of
such n conspiracy may seem, Is not the
President exposed to a grave account
ability for whatever consequences may
possibly follow nn Incredulity far too
generous in tliu premises, to lie Indulg
ed merely becauso theso adventitious
data have been thrust upon his casual
notice by a party who havo been dishon
ored by a criminal verdict, but who Is
still, In the expressed opinion of com
petent professional persons, qualified to
be a vehicle of trtttii In a court of Ills
I tints lav the whole matter before
your Excellency for your better Judg
ment. In the meantime the applica
tion for pardon will be suspended.
Your obedient servant,
John M. HiiiNcia.r.Y,
Assistant Attorney General.
"To Andrew Johnson, President of
me I'liueu mines,"
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.... lll.OOlfl 13.110
. . rt..rsi(.i i i..vi
.... 7.7.X1 1.'' i
. S-'.liOw S-J.71
. ei.:h.i si.
.. , 7.U (ii 87.'hi
. IIM ,i-M IT.-ll'.l-MlH'
Hons V lijofts
WIsl'AK'H IIAI.SA.M 1)1' VII.P I'lIKllltY.-
Hlf)i, ItiWi, Hrumliltt', AsUititt, (Voiii, U'ioi.;.
in,' Ony)i, Qmilii, nml tlio liuili'lolls lot ui'll us
il.iliKi'roiiH illsi-uM's nl Hu- rhmit, flml mul
J.uittlH, Jn our iliiiliKi-nl'li t-lliiiiiln ut nil
M-nvnus nf tlm ji-nr: fi'W in- nri' rortuiiiiti-
t-nniiKli to i-M-npn tlii-lr liam fil litt!iiriK't, Haw
liiiHrtiint linn to Ii.im nl l.iml ii i-t-rtnlii nn.
tlilote to nil tin-sit roinpliluts, :xn-i leiicn
prnii-s tlmt this i-xMh 111 ll'iarir'n llttlvtm to mi
t-ti ut not Ion ml In i.ny nllu-r ri-mi ily : liowi-vn-
si'M-rn tin slllU'rlllK, tin iippll'-ltlnu nf this honth
luw, In-nllnn ami wnmli-rful llils.-un nt mu-i' nn-
lllllr-lll-Hthl'lll-l'llsi'ltml ll'StOh'S tin- Mttli'ivr lo
WOtltl'll lll'llllll. 1
Mr. JOHN llUfTII,
op llii.iiwiv, i'iii.mi-mi i'oU:rv. N. Y. uriUsi
"1 mis 111 i;,-il Py li ni-litlilMir o (-fl nun liotlli- nl
tlm ll.Usnni for iny uln. U'lni iikhiiusI liy 111 in
Hint Ini'iiKi-it illil not proilun KoiMri'lli'i-ti, In
Moiil,lp.i, loiihi'linitli'hli'iser. on ilit' stri'tisth
nf sin-h prnclli-nl i-llih lue nl In liii'rlls, I pini-ur.
I'd ii hot Ik. My Uti' at this UllK UllKMl lllM'Mltll
wuiil inysii-iiiiis n-riiii-ii nt.Air.ii i ii.ssu.mi-i ios
us tn hi iinalitt'
n, iinsi- ntii'ii Hum inn u-ii,
int-uri'tl tltiu llit il.iUuin us tlri'ttfil, it ml v.ih
h(l ItllUh I'li'HMfll wait IIH l)if lltlOllH thiil I (
i.iliii'.! niinlliir hnttli1. und (ntimit-il iflvIiiLr lr
lil'IOri' IllU Illlttlt NllH fllUl'Cb llM'lt. 1-1 ID CtiiM'li
rimuliliiutiiiil MiHhlrniiK li,li tu nit up. Tho
tilth IhiIIIii flit rclv KKslOltKt Ili:U HI IIKM.TI!
1 lining Unit which huu rul I'ti) icta lis liml lrt-il Vt
1 itu hut tia.l lullcil. '
I'n i'.m-il hv nKI II W. I'OWU: .V HON, IS Tre
j uiuul MM Hitutti.uiiiltur mik-iy liuiiHtH vUff
H rntly It icnetrito8 throutf every p'ro,
It 1 lleUliKhtUhTiTH ium null unary on ,
(.' vts, Jturnt, Inuii ltilaniuliti noon mv (rt't'il;
i: rtti(nfii,n it n ii ni'iici- illhijipt'iir :
n hlnxliifrt4i-.i-li hi 11 1 11, a thi ciiijlfxluir t'ltui l
K a. r, Kiich tix (litACK'rt t'Vtry mu-hhuuKthuy,
A llloliH womlrotm incrtM i-t-iUi ,
Ii i-t tlm.- ului iluuht, (i innI bur but try,
V filly, thai lUti nit tlt-MTM twoulit li.tt;
K i n unbulU'Wia uituKt laid (lit.cii4 hai. h
II. N. V.. Kill M
Tlii'Ui'.ll'iiiii'Hli,rr. uf llrimli-
I) n, N. V uu) h, in Uu- llllili 1 xiiiiiliu-r, hyuay
ill itmioi,'' liil pillilislllnillt lnidli'iil ii-llUlrilti-in
lils iiiiiKiiine, nl llit'i'iut- nl hu only son, nt Hnu
IiiIh. ''iilli-r dliihuliilLoii iipiitHri-il lut't itiililr."
" Wu niil.llili thlM ftiitpiiit'lii, lul fur pay, liut In
"utiitlluiltt tu ()iU hIhi lum iiimvi'ii-il .nil i-r, itli.l
"111 Jllstti'U to llr, AlliliTS ! lulu): sulMll'il Hull
"Uiiti' Iw trim lu Uu' JiuUiiii Wuti'i' tri'iitiiH-nl,
" Willi ll lilt' ri'll.llTh III IllU Mlt,'lZl' ttlll lllllllli
"lu IMltnr Inr liiliitilui; tu tint uotli-i',"
Iir. Aiiilei-ii' Imlliiu Witti-r H fur sul, by J. I
lUNHllum:, ITiM-rU-tur, ;ai Jii-jm., a. V mill liv
nil DrilEBM.. IJIVU7,
TO l-ONSUJIl'I'IVKH, Thi' lUti rlUtr, liuvltm
l.t-i-u ri'ntiiU'il lo lu'itltll 111 It fi wii'lt.tiy ut-ry
fliiiplu ii-iiutly, iifli-r Initiate iillt-rt'il lomsM-ral
vt-n .tilli'ii-r Mill trv
tlii'iu nutlilnti, mul imty jirtAivt liUi..fi)u. I'lirtli'it
wl-lilnif tliu iri'Ki-rl.llun, kid I liy ri'turn until,
win jiii'iisu imiiri-.. f f I t
. mytn'w-iy,! wiiliuiiiiiiii i
'I'l'-Ai lii.UM A.M W
1 iiii,.miiUiiiiuIi.iii. l-vmnin 'ii-
in, . , ,11,1 , i ISI..,
W IIIIHIIUlillIB lUHiH t-i)., 1,
her for tho I lor.
iuikIi of (VntntUii, Citluinhlii Ctunty, fr t term
itfilKht in(iuthHnrIoiier,etiiuh m-nntoutlio flrnt
AlniiiluvluHepteiiiher, llxuiulpitluiiuf ujiplleimu
w 111 he lu-M In lheH lioul-lmuf af IhonUn e plueo
o AukukI yuih, lM7.al lUo'ilM k, A. .M. Hv uf
iter nflliolHiaitl JcilKMI.U O'CON.NKlt.
AUKUI U, Heo'y,
4 tlttVH4TUA'IMMVM N'OTHIK.
JL MTATKtlf HKNUV ltdWMAN, lKIKAKM.
letter nrnltnlulKtmtlon oti tin fnintr nr Henry
How mini, Inti'of MuliilownHhlp, Cnliunhlft ciniii
l v. ittf-Miiai.l tint.il luiKii tiMtitoit hv thn ltrvUtiir
fl Httltl roniity lo Mury lluwiiinii nf Midi town
Ull I lit tll IMTAmi-l I1I1VIHK ' lit I II l 'l uriiiuilin
ni(filint tho iMitnti- nrtln'itorp(lpntirirpiniMtr!
tu timk thi'tii klum ttnit thoM- linl.-htetl lu nuiki
piiyinenl, AitKU"t 1(1, Init. AdtiilnMruirli.
AltMKHH IjOOIC ItKltlOt 1
Inn oninmunlty tlmt lici-(ill coiitlnui'i-i tnnmtm-
flirt lltti till' ( Vlclirilll'tl WliccliT'H 1 'at i'i 1 1 Id.ii.......
IIOHHH I'OWIIH AND Tiimxium.
nt tliwnld Ktnlul In Uulit Hln-et,, OiluiuMn t-oiiit
(iHiiiKs'iiuiiui'd in Minp, iij tncft thn
lurrm-unir tlciimtul ror thrtti, ho for-N iissuri'd
Unit lu w 111 bunblntfiiiocoiiitiRKliitunll wlm fnor
tit m with their nnlepi.
Mnvliiircm liniiil iiko-xI supply nrwflleninneil
InmtHTorihc liest iimllty, nml workmen who
hmo lieeiieuKaireil In their mnmifiirturti for eurM,
hefninmnteei them iuul ir not miperlor tu iin
heretnforo ln.Mle, He iiUn lnanufiictureH
nasrnTTKii'H pati:nt hao homjino
TltUCk AND CONVIIVIIlt,
Ucpiilrlnii "t tho Minrtent liotlro ami (n rensnn.
tin irritm. l-'cpllnif llmiilt nit rr im.i r... .... i...
sntlclU n mnlliiunueu or the pntmnniro heretofore
oxtemltHlto him, V.M. HClirYI.Klt.
tJiKiii nin-n, i n., HfK. J if, I'M),
JyTKW CA1IIXKT WAUH IIOITSI-:.
TllKiincU-mlKiiisltiikos IliU inrllinil lnlnriiriii
tliPtmlilli- Unit In- linsniH'tiist it
ni:w rniNfTUiti: w.Mti: liot'w:
In tin- Wnlli r Ilrlrk nulMIni!, on Mnln Hlh i'l,
Wlili'h In- hit liii.iiihi.iliiiuliti.ullM tiiki'i'ilr.
iiimii'iitly lllli'il lili Cnriilturoor
I'lTV AMI IID.Mi: MANttl'AITI.'llll
it rntfi'io)s oi'
ii k i m a t n i: ,s a v. s ,
.MAIIlll.i: TOP ClINTHi: TAIII.r.1,
AND WOOD IIDTTOMI'.!).
i:XTi:..sIl)X TAIIt.IH, I.OOK1NU (II,ASS1I,
I'AUl.Olt, CIlAMUKIl AND DIX
1X(I 110031 KUKXlTUlti:.
Ill fart ll full nssortmrlit nf
It l: A ll Y-.M A II I! I'D 1' I- I .Ns
nf nit siren, unit nr
r.VCHVTIII.MI INTIIi: I.IXKOl'lllMHt.MlK.
All nf nlilili will In-snlil
I' II 1! A I' K I) 1! ( A .-, II,
Tin- imliliiutrn liiltiil to cull nml cxiiiitlni- m
Htnclt ln-furi' imriliuiliiK i-lsi-tt ln-ri'.
ui:oit(ii: w. i oiti:i,i,.
Ittiiiilnslitiri-. AiiKti-t 10, hoT,
I" X. .AIOYKH'S
OLD KM'AIIMSlir.D mini STOHK.
OIllKIH! DHUOHt! DUIICIS!!!
TllK liinst eitliipleteaiiJcateflllly welei teiUluek
lohe found In the comity, convUtlnn In part nf
DyeHtuir, .MIxetl l'alnt-i,
syhlm, ixhi:nci;w, kxtuactm, Ht'ici;,
lVrfuinery, llnlr Det-,
1'ancy S4Miis, llrushi'rt,
Ktntlonery, I'oclcet Ilonltn,
l'KN KNIVJi, l'irKS,CI()Ai;N, TOIIACCD.
La Mi"., citi m.n Kim, hhahp.s, ItntMiM,
Hyrlnis llieast luinps
TuiKKfK nf iippnel umlte,
A lare a-isrirtnu'iit tf eholee Llfjuorn for Mtnlirl.
mil purpo-teH, tniii-thcr with the arl(nm
Wr.I.I.-ICNOWN HTOMACU iirni:iH.
TheM-witli many other m Helen too miiiicimi
toMpeclfy foimat(K-!t which tit lies eoiupctltloii
ImiHi nt ri'itutds price niiU tlieiputllty orihe;oit,
I'inWK-lA.SS l'ltl-X ItllTIOSS ( O.MI'Ot'MU'l) WITH
r ii i iiMosrri:i: mi hkmi' vicit.
'ountry luilcrs ate lnllc to lti-pi'rt the
hUh k hi fun" putelmsltiKi W-uhi-re, as tiu- v,li
liml It Rrcutly to their ii'lvautaKe. 1'iesh (jimhIs
areeoiistatilly hfini; tccfiviil from the city, mul
eni hv tibfiilnnt nthur hy u hufi"titt' or n tmf,
Iteliietiiherlheplne4 I'.M'K Win: III ocKaloe
Kxeliansu Hotel, .Mulu htici-l, ll'oontihnrj;,
Auuust y, ImjT.
rMII:.MimU, WFK INSITUAXCK
CttMI'ANV or xi:v YOUIC.
P. S. WINHIDN, I'HIMDKNT,
Htt our Sid. iMin,ii(io.
.NM'U, IUVIOI.SIK ANAlf.Alll.h IMMKMAIKM
hum mnsi: nn; iNspitMi. on m iik-
H Vh 11IK I'lthMIl'M.
Ha-Company lotted during the year endlnu
Jatumry Isl, liiJ I'olleies, luMirhm S-'ilTV'".
The tot.il Income of the year UAnx !fii,-17,(fA
liv Cull pattlcul.irfs us to Hie woiklnyol tin
Comp i, ulll hedu-etlully len hy apply lm; to
John 'i, riti;r..i:,
mni'i'ii;.! IlLooMsnuitu, Pa.
Would remiert fully announce to hN frit-mis and
put i on k, thnt ho has opened u ilrht-cla-is
V ItUIT iV C( ) N !' EOT IONK11Y ST( ) 1 1 1 :
wlieiethi re may )o found at all tlm- a ilneeol
Kiiuir, c(Ni-'i:cno.sKUY, Ntns, Ac,
as well as
w lileli may ho obtained at resnouable rates. The
Hork Is alwa k ft rih and of t he ery heht quality.
Xo pains will he hpaied lo make thin eiduli
llf-lunt'iit the ilin.t of Mm kind In town, a call U
hotlelletl bt-iuie pimliafs ate madu eNewhere,
as It l-i b-dlewil that pi-rft-ft satUfartlon will he
Klvett. COWMIJIA HOCHi:,
Main Mt., opposite MllU-r'u Htoie,
uns,l'li7,j lllooinslmtK, Pa.
u c I 1: ll T, 1' .v..
I Oil 'DIK MA I. ll OP 11 I Ull Mi.NV
supKU-pirospuATj: ok umk,
AT MANUCACrUUHUH PHIOX
WILL (1IVC OUTV PKlt CKS'T, INCnKASK OK CI(Ql"i.
ltupert, l'a., Auk. ,
rKYOND Till) MISSISSIH1!;"
A Cotupletn History ot tho New States nnd Ter
ritorial, from thn (treat Hlver to thu Ureal
Oeeau, Hy Alln-tt I'. ItU-huriUou,
OV t.ll'JO.OOO (Ill'IM MJI.ll IN OS It MONTH.
Life and advciituie oa (he I'ralileh, Mountain
and Hiu I'millc Coat. With otranj D-hci liillve
and l'hotuKi.iphli) Vltw of the Heenery, CIHe,
h.iud(t, Milieu, l'i'ople and Curlonltlehor thue
HlateH und Teirltorlew.
To pruhpctihe i'tul;ninlK and t-etllt ia In the
"Car Went," (liU HUiorj ol that at and fertile
relnn wlliproo an liitiluahlu iiHuMaiu'o. hup
pliiiK as It doiN a want tuuli-lt ot a lull, autheti
llo and rellnhle irutdiMn ill mate, hull, pttHluctK,
me.uw ot travel, ete., i le.
AtlllNTK Hend turClrfiilartiandheeourtenuH,
and a full ileerlptloii of the woik.
Ad.iren, NATIONAL rUHMHUIN'O CO.,
auuf i7-itj f'7 Minor hi., l'hlladelphla, l'a.
The folluuliicanniiilkemeutM of nwil ami tu-l
fcoual property Mi apart to wMomh of tUs'fdi iitn.
lme la en tlh d lu Uiv ollko of the HegUter of IV
lumhla county, under (hu ltuku of Court, und
-lllhe pieenU-d for nhholutu ennilunatttin, to
the orphan' Com t to he held In HlooiUkhurtf. tu
and for mild county.oti WEONrPAY.TUK t'oi:i(Tl(
Dv ov Hhrrr.Miit.a. Jm, at two uVlock i-, w.
of Mild day, unlenn uxivptioio to M.fh eoutlrmu
tloim aie irevloukly lllisl, of which all piriomi
tulereaUd In Mild CHtuli-ti will take notkuj
1. Widow of UiMirgo Cirainer, luti- ot ltUwa
'J. Widow or William ralriiuu, lute of Mount
rieanunt towiiklilp, detcakcd.
3. Widow of Wane I tele-hard, luto ot Madison
tow uithlp, dtx'ttt.ed,
I. Widow of John Dli lterleh, lato of Monlour
JOHN (I. KIIKHZK, Itejdkter,
IthHiiiuhuitf, AnuiiKt iKtrr,
)Jr.TKOF HAHMOS KI.INK, Of' hCOTT 1 P., Ill-lVp.
Let tern tent aim ntary nn tho esluteof Hunaa"
Kline, hiloof Kviill louyidilp, Columhlu County
hae In en urn n ted by tl i, Itejxlhier of kuIiI count),
toJohuC, Kline, nho u-kldeM In lllooinibnr!
All peiMJiiN tmvluu ilalmii uualmd the t-ktat-ittru
lequukledlo preM-ut Hum to the Kxerntnr f
kfttlemeiit, and thae knoMlmi theumdw in
ilebtetl to muke 1-111 uu nt,
JOHN C Kl.INI.,
AiiKUKt 0, fir;t t;iiritiot