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THE COLUMBIAN AND DEMOCRAT, BLOOMSBTJRG, COLUMBIA COUNTY, PA.
I'rlday aiornliiff, August 1S70.
4-Tim COLUMBIAN lint the l.nrgeU
Circulation of nny iniir publlilitd In
Northtrn rcninjlTllli, nmt li nlto a
mncli lnrgtr heet tlinn any or llicoltm
porarlet and Is therefore the Tjeit meilluiit
for ailrertUliiR In this lection ofthe State.
Xfono so Blind as Thoso who Won't
TlioNortli Carolina election lms had
tho effect of opening tho eyes of a fow of
tlio moro sonslblo, and far-seeing of tho
Radical press and leaders at tho Tsortli.
While they had no leisure beforo tho
recent election in tho tho old North
State, to donouueo that spawn of tho
dovll, Holden, and his hired. cut-throat
mid assassin Kirk, they have, slnco that
time, become fully impressed with tho
necessity of a chango in tactics as ap
plied to tho "reconstruction" 'of tho
South. Among that class, beginning
to discern tho Inevltablo doom of radi
calism, and manifesting a dcslro to cs
capo tho retribution certain to bo visit
ed upon tho Thugs who havo fattened
upon tho spoil of an oppressed and vas
sallzed people, is tho New York Times.
In a recent issuo It llnds occasion to
uso tho following pointed nud truthful
languagolnroforenco to tho design of
Itolden to force civil war and Its atten
dant horrors upon tho pcoplo of
North Carolina. Tho SVwirssays:
"Tho tono and tactics of Gov. IIol
" den's organ, tho Italelgh Standard,
"aro simply infamous. If its purposo
"were to provoko civil war, it could
" not bo conducted differently. Itofer
" ring to Judgo Brooks' issue of a writ
" of habeas corpus in behalf of some of
" tho prisoners whom Ilolden's man,
' Kirk, keeps in military custody,
" without other warrant than tho Gov
" crnor's arbitrary will, tho Standard
" uses this language :
"Is Judge Brooks ready to lnvolvo the people
of North Carolina In civil war? Does ho sup
poso Governor Itolden will recede beforo him t
The Governor will not recede until tho
Federalnrmy Is used against him; and tho Fed'
cral Anny vHll not be used against him. Wo are
on tho eve of civil war. and .when It begins all
the blood and all the horrors of It will be on tho
skirls of Judge Brooks.'
"Wo suspect that Ilolden's deslro is
" to provoko tho stato of things ho pro
" tends to deplore. Having enabled
" tho Democrats to secure a triumph in
" the lato election, he would now pro
" clpltato tho Stato in civil war that ho
" may obtain pretexts forinvoklng Con
" gressional interference. Should troub
"le como as tho result of Holdcn'a im
" pudent attempt to set himself nbovo
" tholaw, tho country will hold that ho
'.'and ho alone, is responsible for it.
"Tho Republican party can not too
"soon or too emphatically repudiato
"both tho man and his doings."
The Times may well exclaim against
tho enormities practiced and still threat
ened by Grant's pimp and pet, and it
may well say that "Tho Republican
" party cannot too soon or too emphat
ically repudiato both tho man and
"ids doings." Tho Times may as well
bear the fact in mind that Ilolden's
deviltry was nil concocted by and with
tho consent of Grant, who furnished
him United States troops to aid in tho
hanging, torturing and murdering ot
Democrats, and to bo consistent, it
might as well begin tho repudiating
procoss with tho rcsponsiblo head. Ma
king scapo-goats of Holden and Kirk,
will hardly satisfy tho pcoplojust-now
Thoy proposo to go to tho root of tho
evil, and thoy aro neither so blind or
stupid as not tocomprehend that Grant,
his administration, alders, backers and
abettors aro directly and altogether rc
sponsiblo for tho outrages, murders,
rapes and arsons committed by Holden
and Kirk, by nnd with his connivanco
"Seciietaiiy Belknap lias sottled
tho West Point difficulty concerning
tho treatment of tho colored cadet Smith
and it is to bo hoped thoro novcr will bo
another occasion for an investigation
like thatjust closed. l'rcss.
No ono would get njust conception of
what was tho settlement of tho West
Point difficulty from the very mild re
marks of tho Press quoted above. Tho
facts in this caso aro as follows : Tho
board appointed to examine into the
111 treatment of tho negro cadet, as al
leged by him, havo not only found tho
charges to bo false, but havo recom
mended that ho bo court martlalcd.and
that Is what tho Press calls Sce.Belknap's
settlement of tho difficulty. Wo Join
with tho Press in tho hope that "there
will never bo another occasion for an
investigation llko thatjust closed," not
that wo caro particularly for thecomlng
to grief of ono of tho pet black Jambs
of tho Radical flock, but becauso wo
hope tho experiment of negro cadets
will not bo repeated.
Already wo havo had Lawrence, of
Ohio, and Cessna, of Pennsylvania, de
claring that tho act to admit Georgia to
representation, passed in tho last hours
of tho lato session, does not allow of an
oloctiop for, representatives in that Stato
this fall, and now wo havo Ben Butler,
in a letter, under date of tho 20th ult,
to his "dear Governor Bullock," an
nounclog that "I am clearly of opinion
" that tho construction of tho act will
not require any election to bo held in
"Georgia until tho Legislature chooses
" to havo ono. " Tills is n queer sort of
act to rostoro tho Union ; and when tho
nrgument is mado on tho stump in this
canvas that tho Radical party lias
wound up tho glorious work of recon
Btructlon by admitting Georgia to rep
rosontation, it is n good Democratic
question How havo you admitted tho
Htato to representation by an act which
forbids tho Stato to olect representor
North Carolina olecls ilvo Conscr
vatl voCoogrcssmcn out of tho sovcn.has
uiiny-threo out of tho flfty-fhreo Stato
Benators, and eighly-twoout of tho 0110
hundred and twenty members of tho
House, which Insures n Democratic Uni-
ted States Senator, vico Abbott,
of Now Hampshire, retired. Grant
backed Holden, but who backed Qrnnt V
What an Jmmenso pity Lieutenant
Goueral Sheridan's away, A largo par
ty of Piegan Indians liavojust nrrlvod
at Fort Benton, nnd tho cream of tho
Jokq is thoy aro "nearly all drunk."
This Is almost equal to their being sick
women down with the small-pox und
Tho Radical Convention.
On last Monday afternoon tho citizens
of Illoomsburg were startled at hearing
tho ringing of tho Court IIouso bell,
but subsequent Inquiry dovcloped tho
fact that a. Republican Convention was
about to bo held. Although tho matter
had been duly advertised, It was a pro
found secret to ulna out of ten of tho
Republicans of tho County. In fact
sonio townships wcro unrepresented,
nnd tho most of thoso that were, was
through self constituted delegates. In
threo-fourth.3 of tho townships no dele
gato elections wcro held. No creden
tials wcro demanded or handed in.
Ono dclcgato had his ready, however,
made out and slguod by himself. Ho
lives near Rupert.
Wo did not havo much difficulty In
squeezing our way into tho Court IIouso.
Our venerable friend of tho llepublioan
nftcr waiting an unusual length of tlmo
for tho nrrlval of tho Conyngham dele
gates who didn't como borrowed n
cigar from ono delegate and n match
from another, nnd In a brief speech
called tho Convention to order.
According to programme, John Hart
man of Hemlock was mado President
of tho Convention. Now John was
President last year, but his second ele
vation was duo to tho fact that ho did
not ngrco to tho "Ring" programme,
and ho was placed In tho chair to keep
him out of mischief. As a subscriber
of tho Jlepublican ho read Rradlcy's
editorial, insisting on tho nomination
of a full ticket, and as n hard working
Republican ho believed himself entitled
to tho nomination for Sheriff or Jury
Commissioner, but Bradley hail "been
seen ;" tho "ring" and Catawissa fra
ternized, and John was sacrificed.
THE ROLL CALL.
Tho list of Delegates was duly called
and showed the Convention to bo com
posed mainly of tho samo men who
have set thero for years. Wo acknowl
edge that they had a number of men
of might; for example, friend Scatter
good of Wiuterstcen's Township, M.
M. Rrobst, Mattio Monroe, Parvin
Eves, Esq. McAnail and Esq. Morris.
Tin: iiread and nuTTnn reioade.
Tho leading spirits of tho Convention
(besides thoso retailed by Rrown) of
courso wcro'tho office-holders and ex-ofllco-holdcrs,
nnd their relations.
Among them may bo named Ring Mas
ter Kuorr, Assessor of Internal Revo
nuo ; Mattio Monroe, son of an ex-Assessor
of Internal Rovenuej Walton,
(Johnsonian when it paid) Ex-Asst.-Asscssor,
Ex-Watchman of Miller's
Whiskey, Ac; McAnail, Justice of tho
Peace ; Morris, J. P. and Census taker ;
Conner, Census man j Ilayman, son of
tho Jury Commissioner and Census
Marshal; Crown, Post Master; 'Price,
Post Master; Johuson, Post Master;
Vastinc, Post Master; Kestcr, Ex
Judgo ; R. Whitnioycr, ex-U. S. Store
Keeper; Harrnan, Post Master; Hen-
cock, Post Master; McColIum, Assist
ant Assessor, Co-operative Society man,
nnd heavy voter at festivals; and Stiles,
Ex-U. S. Store Keeper, Asst. Assessor
U. S. Revenue, and onco bolting candi
date for Sheriff.
INSIDE THE DAK.
Mr. Abbott.Ex-Candidato for District
Attorney and a possibles ono for tho
Legislature, then had Captain Conner
and Harry James appointed Secretaries,
and thoy took a seat at tho tablo and
saw Bradley fix up an account of tho
proceedings. Captain Wlutmoycr then
whispered in Abbott's oar, after which
ho suggested that all tho delegates
"should get insido tho bar." Several
post-masters aro reported to havo gono
at onco to Brown's Hotel nnd forgot to
At this point, tho U. S. Assessor, J.
P. Conner, Prank Stewart, and Harry
James wero appointed Congressional
Conferees, and for fear that they might
support Robiaon, thoy wcro instructed
for Mercnr. Then tho U. S. Assessor
had Mattio Monroo and J. Guilds np
pointed Legislativo Conferees with in
structions to put "Catawissa's favorito
son" Abbott in nomination,thus giv
ing a check to tho Anncko Jans candi
date in Montour.
Monroe, and Abbott, and Kuorr, and
James, having each got somothing, tho
latter in accordance with tho laid out
programme named our Post Master and
several other olllco holders as n Stand
Knorr then madoa speech in favor of
tho Democratic princlplo of minority
representation, and had a resolution
unanimously adopted to send Whit
moyor to a " Minority Stato Conven
tion ;" that is, wo suppose, a Conven
tion in which tho majority do not rulo,
Of courso tho " Majority Stato Conven
tion " will bo a separate affair.
Abbott then secured McAnall's nom
ination for Jury Commissioner. It is
true John Is an Irishman, and a Justico
of tho Peace, but ns Berwick and Cata
wissa aro tho only Radical strongholds
in tho county, it was thought advisable
to throw tho party nominations Into
thoso two districts. As usual, only two
or three delegates voted, but tho num
ber was sufficient.
Walton having been silent up to this
point, now moved that a commltteo of
two bo appointed to draft resolutions,
On account of his well known modesty
no tuu not ucslro to bo Chairman of tho
commltteo, to which position ho was en-
titled by Parliamentary usage, nud
ho therefore moved fortho appointment
onno u.;s. Assessor, and M. M, Brobst;
carried. Tho Captain then whispered
10 uioLioutonutit-Coloncl and then sta
ted that it was hardly necessary to with
draw, as tho U. 8. Assessor iiad tho
resolutions "cut and dried" in his coat
tall pocket. Thoy wcro read, nnd tho
Ulliereut Post Masters and Rovcnuo
officials voted for them.
A FLANK MOVEMENT.
Up to this point ovorythlng had been
understood. But Stiles, Assistant As
sessor, now moved that further nomi
nations bo omitted. This stirred tho
mighty soul of Hemlock's champion.
Ho saw that ho was sold, but was pow
erless to help himself. Tho motion car
ried, nnd Bradley's eloqueuco In favor
of nominating n full ticket was lost.
Amotion was now mado to adjourn,
but friend Scattergood thought somo
thing had been forgotten. As a loyal
man (although not a fighting ono) ho
wanted homo ludustry protected. There-
forothoroshouldbonresolutlos In favor
of n tariff on coal, Iron, leather, Ac. And
now cauio n crisis. A tariff resolution
was a dlgntMcrcur's frco-tradclsm, and
would hurt him In Bradford I Bradley,
Knorr, nnd others again whispered to
gether Hartman got rostlve and final
ly n meaningless resolution was adopted
which, as It now ro.nU docs not Instruct
Mcrcuron this subject, bains general
Tho Convention then adjourned to
Brown's Hotel, except ncouploof del
egates who called at tho Jlepublican
offico to aniKiunco their names 03 inde
pendent candidates. A few others
sworo that tho "Illoomsburg Ring"
controlled tho Republican ns well as tho
Democratic parly, and that It should bo
purged of some of its rotten leaders.
Who aro Entitled to Bounty and
It will bo observed that tho following
aro tho old bounties, moitof which wero
received by tho soldiers at tho tlmo of
their discharge. Soldiers will bo care
fill to draw the distinction between tho
old bounties and those granted by acts
of Congress ns additional :
All volunteers entering tho scrvlco
with their organizations after tho break
ing out of tho war, and up to Doc. 23d,
1SG3, Inclusive, nro entitled to $100.
All volunteers entering tho service
between April 1st nnd July 17th, 1801,
Inclusive, aro entitled to $100, to bo
paid to tho men honorably discharged
at expiration of their term of borvlco,
or for wounds received In tho lino of
duty, or if discharged after two years
scrvlco for dlscaso contracted in tho lino
of duty, thoy aro entitled to $100 bounty-
All tho above named classes aro en
titled to $100 additional bounty, except
tho last, who aro entitled to $50 only.
Tho above bounty Is paid in full to
any soldier discharged for wounds re
ceived in tho lino of duty, and to no
oilier soldier, except thoso who served
two years or to expiration of term or
who wcro discharged on account of Gov
ernment no longer requiring their ser
vices. All men who enlisted Inold organiza
tions from October 1, 1SG3, to April 1,
All men who enlisted In now organi
zations from December 21, 1S03, to
April 1, ISO I, $300.
All veterans enlisted as veterans prior
to April 1, 1801, wcro entitled to $100.
All men who enlisted after July 18,
1801, for ono year, and who served full
term, wcro entitled to $100.
All men who enlisted after July IS,
1SC1, for two years, and who served full
term, wero entitled to $200.
All men who enlisted after July 18,
1801, forthrco years,and who served full
term, were entitled to $000.
All soldiers discharged for wounds
received in battle, or skirmish, on pick
et, or in action, or in tho lino of duty
and all volunteers (excepting thoso en
listing after July IS, 1801), discharged
in consequenco of tho closo of tho war,
aro entitled to tho samo bounty ns if
thoy had so rved out their full tlmo of
servico ; but if discharged for disability,
other than wounds as stated above, thoy
aro entitled to tho matured Installment
only ; but if tho disability existed prior
to enlistment, all unpaid installments
nnd tho $25 advance, if received, aro
forfeited. If honorably discharged for
any cause, other than nbovo enumera
ted, within two years, they aro entitled
to tho matured installments only.
A bounty of $100 is given to tho heirs
of soldiers who enlisted for moro than
six months and died in tho service, and
to tho widow, and if thero bo no wid
ow, to tho children of all volunteers
who enlisted for les3 than six months
nnd wero killed in tho service.
This only relates to six months men
who enlisted .under tho call of tho Pres
ident in 1802 for 500,000 men.
Thero is no bounty for enlistment in
tho Veteran Reservo Corp3.
All tho nbovo arc paid to tho heirs of
deceased soldiers in tho order named,
namely, to widow, children, father,
mother, brothers and sisters.
Under tho Act of July 1, 18C1, men
enlisting after July 18, 1801, tho bounty
is payablo to tho widow's children, and
mother if sho bo a widow, without re-
gard to location, or moro properly
speaking, if sho bo tho widow of tho
soldier's father. No othcrclassentltled
to this bounty,nnd if tho mother has re
married sho Is not entitled.
Tho Equalization Act, passed July
28, 1SGU, provides that all enlisted after
April 10, 1601, for a period of not less
than thrco years, served tho term of
their enlistment and wcro honorably
dlschargod, and who havo received, or
aro entitled to receive, under existing
laws, $100 bounty and no more ; and all
enlisted for not less than thrco years,
who havo been honorably discharged on
account of wounds received In lino of
duty, nnd tho widow, minor children or
parents, in tho order named, of any
soldier who died In tho service, or of
disease or wounds contracted whllo in
tho service, shall bo paid an additional
bounty of $100. Tho second section of
this net provides that men who enlisted
for a period of not lcs3 than two years,
aim wno navo scrveu two years, or
been discharged on account of wounds,
shall bo paid an additional bounty of
fOOj to bo paid to heirs in tho samo or
dcr as above provided in the first sec
ENTITLED TO TENSION.
1st. All soldiers, Provost Marshals,
Deputy Provost Marshals and Enrolling
uinccrs, who wero disabled directly or
indirectly In "Uncle Sam's" service,
whllo In tho lino of duty.
2d. All widows of such.
3d. All minor children (under 10) of
such, where tho widow Is dead or ro
uiarriod. 1th. All mothers who wore denondnnt
In wholo or In part upon such a son for
support, where no widow or minor
children aro living,
Cth. All fathers Who wero dooendnnt
In wholo or In part unou such a son for
support, where thero Is no widow, mi
nor children or mother.
0th. All orphan brothers or sisters un
der 10. who wore denondont In whnln
or In part upon such soldiers, where
there is no widow or children,
ENTITLED TO INCREASE.
1 All persons who havo lost both hands
or both oyes, or been totally disabled In
tho United States service, or so perma
nently and totally disabled as to render
thorn utterly helpless, or so nearly so us
to require (ho constant personal aid and
attend, inc.' of another person, nro enti
tled to $23 per month pension.
2d. All persons who havo lost both
hands, or ono foot nnd 0110 hand, or
who nro tolally disabled In tho same, or
otherwise so dlsnbled as to bo Incapaci
tated for performing nny manual labor,
but not so much ns to require constant
personal aid nnd attention, $20 per
3d. All thoso persons who havo lost
0110 foot or ono hnnd, or been totally
and permanently disabled In tho same,
or othcrwlso so disabled as to render
their Inability to perform manual labor
equivalent to tho loss of a hand or foot,
$15 per month.
1th. All widows who havo children
by such soldier nro entitled to an In
crease of two dollars per month, for
each minor child (under 1G). Where
tho widow Is dead or re-married, tho
minor children are entitled to an In
crcaso of two dollars per month.
ENTITLED TO COMMUTATION FOR RA
TIONS WHILE PRISONERS OF WAR.
All who havo been confined in rebel
prisons nro entitled to 25 cents per day
for each tiny, If they havo not drawn
Heirs of Prisoners of War aro enti
tled to commutation for rations at twen-ty-fivo
cents per day, for tho timo tho
soldier was held prisoner. The heirs
arc: first tho widow, if sho has not re
married, next tho children, next tho
parents, and If neither of theso nro liv
ing, then tho brothers and sisters.
ENTITLED TO EXTRA PAY.
All officers who wcro In commission
March 3, 1805, nnd who were discharg
ed after April 9, 1SG5, aro entitled to
tho three months extra pay proper,
whero they have not received It.
ENTITLED TO PAY,
All who havo not been paid in full.
All officers who after being commis
sioned actually entered on duty ns such
commissioned officers, and for reasons
beyond their control, wero not mustered
as such for 30 days or more, aro enti
tled to full pay for tho tho tlmo they
wcro so serving as such officers.
ENTITLED TO LAND WARRANTS.
All who served in any of tho wars
from 1790 to March 3, 1S55, ono mlnuto
in battle, or 11 days in camp or else
where, aro entitled to a 1G0 aero land
warrant. Whero tho soldier is dead,
tho widow, where thero is no widow
thoso who wcro minor children (under
21) March 3, 1S55, aro entitled, provid
ing tho soldier did not receive it.
Thero is no law giving bounty land
to soldiers of tho lato war, but Congress
will probably pass a law for their bene
fit. SOLDIERS DISCHARGED 1011 WOUNDS.
There are soldiers all over tho coun
try who wcro discharged for wounds
received in lino of duty. Theso sol
diers are all entitled to tho full amount
of bounty, originally promised by the
Heirs of all such soldiers aro entitled
to tho bounty whero tho soldier has
died bluco discharged.
HEIRS TAKE NOTICE.
That whero a soldier was discharged
on account of dlscaso contracted in ser
vice, and afterwards died of such dis
ease, tho widow, minor children, or
parents, aro entitled to 100 by net of
July 23, 18GG, if such soldier did not
receive nny bounty, or not moro than
$100, from tho United States.
Thero aro many who havo been draw
ing pensions who do not know that tho
children under 10 years or ago aro enti
tled to pension on tho remarriage of tho
widow. All such should secure tho
pension duo tho littlo ones.
Soldiers who havo lost their dischar
ges aro entitled to bounty, nnd it can
bo procured for thorn in all eases in
which they would havo been entitled If
tho dischargo had not been lost.
Soldiers who enlisted for thrco months
aro not entitled to bounty under present
A nut tho radicals could'nt crack
0-ntH(Mnrn in 1Cnv- Ynpl-nrn Itnnnil
to picnic, oven If they hnvo to go to
New Jersev to do so.
Ohio radical Congressmen decline
iL-iiwiiiimiiuiis, ui) iiiey seoino'-nnnii-writing
upon tho wall V"
supposed to bo looking up a certain
4III,ltn l.nllll r, ... t
uuju ueir- iusl ii iuv L.ira ago.
Grant was excessively "fatigued" nt
Cleveland tho other day. Ho suf
fers greatly .that way uow-a days.
Georgia Is to havo an election this
fall and Bullock and tho balancoof that
111: aro packing their carpet-bags.
Massachusetts has a reform parly.
Wo guess it's too lato for that hardened
old Stato to attempt anything llko re
formation. Grant, Colfax and Seward were all
at Chicago tho other day. Now, if n
pestllenco Is not tho noxt calamity tel
egraphed from that unfortunate city, It
will bo surprising.
Kentucky darkeys falling to carry
that Stato, or any part of it, aro now
engaged in tho Innocent amusement of
burning barns, killing stock, etc. Can't
tho klu-klux look after theso " pet
Parson Brownlow emphatically do
dares ho ain't going to clip newspaper
paragraphs to tho contrary notwith
standing. Tho people of Tcnncssco
t link they can bear tho infliction pa
Slnco tho North Carolina election
Grant has becomo Impressed with tho
Idea, that, nftcr all, his military experi
iment in that Stato was a failure it will
hardly bo saro to repeat in other "re
When Sheridan burnod tho barns
and homesteads of tho farmers in tho
valley of Virginia It was a "successful
raid ;" now, when tho French bum a
vitiligo, Forney, tho blatant eulogist of
little Phil, calls it "shameful vandal
Ism." Funny Forney I
Tho editor of tho Huntingdon Mon
itor thought ho would bo a candidate
for tho Legislature but has changed his
mind, and concluded to remain honest
nnd respectable. Temptation will over
take n fellow onco In a while, but it al
ways should bo met nnd overcomo us
tho Monitor man ha3 douo It.
Tho Center county rails nro having
a delightful family fight, nnd nro prac
tically Illustrating thu fact that broth
reu who should, do not nlways llvo
together in unity. Tho mnin bones of
contention aro Congress and tho Stato
Bcmito. In tho Congressional fight littlo
Billy Armstrong's friends havo stirred
up a perfect hornets nest, and tho vie
ious things nro bound to sting. Littlo
HIIIV Hlllta llllll till, lu.nnlr ,,., -I) ,..1.1,.!.
nforetimo secured him exemption from
inu wi.tn, ,a nut um;iiy uiu inillg 10
iusurb success in tho present "war of
Philadelphia has tho volinw r.
ver. and St. Louis has arant and Knur.
nnl. How torrlbly nflllcted. and whlnh
uoeds tho mo3t sympathy It Is hard to
Iict Us ZZavo a Chnnpo in Congress.
At tho closo of tho last session of
Congress nu almost universal cry of
congratulation went up from tho press
of tho country becnuso It had ndjourn
cd. It was not tho Democratic nows
paper? which wore most emphatic In
their charges of Incapacity nnd corrup
tion. Independent Journals, such as tho
Philadelphia Ledger, spoko out much
moro strongly than thoy nro wont to do
and wo do not know n paper of that
class In tho land which had n good word
to say on tho departure of tho Congress
men for their homos. Very many of
tho strongest manifestations of popular
discontent with Congrcs3 camo from
RcpubllcJii Journals. Somo of theso
remained silent from party subserviency
but nlnrgo number of tho best establish
ed and most prominent Radical news
papers In tho country expressed their
gratification nt tho adjournment, and
congratulated tho pooplo upon tho fact
that there w.u to bo n short cessation of
tho evil nnd costly legislation which
marked tho I.ist session of Congress.
Republican newspapers freely charged
that tho legislation had was almost ex
clusively in tho iutcrest of favored
classes, that tho Interests of tho country
wcro neglected for prlvnto schemes,
that special legislation occupied nearly
nil tho time of tho members, that tho
appropriation bills wero crowded with
jobbery, Ac, Ac. So generally was this
tho tono of tho Roitnbllcan press ns to
bo noticeably tho rulo rather than tho
Never beforo In this country was
any Congress so freely assailed by tho
newspapers of tho party which held
tho majority. That is n very signifi
cant fact when wo remember that tho
Republican majority is entirely respon
sible for nil that was dono or left un
done. Tho Democratic minority In
both the IIouso and tho Senate was so
small that they could not niako their
opposition to obnoxious and improper
measures effective. Occasionally they
resorted to what is known as "filibus
tering" in tho House, but by that pro
cess they could only delay tho pas
sage of a bill for a littlo whllo. In tho
end the Radical majority always had
their way. During tho last hours of tho
scsilon, when an objection to a bill was
fatal, Hon. Samuel J. Randall, and a
fow other Democrats, who wcro skilled
in parliamentary usage, took their
stand in front of tho Speaker's desk,
and by the peremptory declaration, "I
object," slopped tho passago of many
schemes of robbery, which would havo
cost a tax ridden people immenso sums
of money if thoy had boon allowed to
Throughout tho session tho Demo
cratic members offered amendments to
bills which would havo mado them
greatly better, but almost Invariably
theso amendments were summarily
voted down, Tho Democratic members
acquitted themselves creditably at tho
last session, and thoy showed an hon
esty of purposo, and an Integrity of
character which should commend most
of them totheir constituents for re-election.
It is not so with very many of tho
Republicans. A majority of them
wcro connected with paying jobs, and
few of them havo been ablo to go back
to their peoplo with n creditable recotd.
Public opinion seems to havo weighed
many of them correctly, nnd numbers
of them havo voluntarily nnnounccd
their intention to retire, whllo others
havo been refused a rcnomination. In
somo districts old members havo forced
themselves upon tho Radical ticket on
ly to bo defeated. Thero nro sovoral
such hi this State. Somo two or thrco
havo a faint hopo that thoy may pull
through in closo districts by aid of tho
negro vote, but they will find them
Tho Democratic party has always
been unalterably opposed to all that
kind of legislation out of which tho
gross evils complained of in Congress
havo grown. It abhors class legislation,
and has always been thofoo of jobbery
and corruption. To it individuals aro
nothing in comparison with principle,
It does not hesitnto to excommunicato
any ono who may violato tho funda
mental principles upon which tho or
ganization is based. What this country
most needs now is n chango in Con
gress. Wo want honest men sent to
Washington to tako the placo of rogues,
capablo men to occupy tho seats of In
competent members. Tho elections
which havo already taken placo show
that tho peoplo aro determined tomako
a change. Tho noxt House may bo
Democratic. If it U not so, tho Radical
majority will bo so reduced ns to Insure
better, wiser, moro honest, and moro
economical legislation than wo havo
had. Tho best thing that could now
ha ppen this country would bo tho ro-
turn of a majority of Democrats to tho
next Congress. Lancaster Intelligencer,
Bloomsduuo, Aug. 11, 1870.
There nro few who havo not felt tho
charms of music and acknowledged Its
expressions to bo Intcllii'lblo to tho
heart. It is n Innguago that is far moro
eloquent than words. A violin or a
piano Is not less needed to sootho tho
milled spirit of a company than tho
harp of David was to calm down tho
fiend In tho turbulent breast of Saul.
Music is n languaco dlrecled to tho nas-
slons, it causes tho rudest passions to
put on now nature, nud becomo pleas
ing In harmony. Music.by nil nations,
Is used as nn nntldoto to tho sense of
danger ns well as a stimulus to tho pas
sions of combat. And as tho veteran
warriors movo with measured tramp to
tho field of death, music Is tho ma'Io
that charms away fear or calls up cour
age. Its harmony Is always understood
by tho masses, Its lancrunL'o thn samo In
all countries. A benlson. therefore, on
all musicians, bo they amateur, hired,
or mo ouvo skinned minstrels from
Savoy and Lombardy, who grind their
music mills so dllltrcntlv for our i?rnll.
ilcatlon, and aro content with anything
wo choso to throw them, from tho tenth
ofu dluio to tho fourth of a dollar. But
my themo Is not nn analysis of music,
nor nn eulogy of tho organ grinder of
foreign climes. But simply nn appeal,
put In a strait-forward homespun man
ner, to tho nhilnntbroDlc musln invim
citizens of Illoomsburg for pecuniary
am in mvor oi tuo iiioomsLmrg Brass
Band. This Is an Institution of tho
town, ono too that wo would feel sorry
to seo go down, vet there Is n urniwi.in.
ty of such being tho caso. Composed
of worklngmen whoso only incomo is
their dally labor, thoy are hardly nblo
to meet tho neeeasary expenses attend
ing tho proper management of a Band.
Music costs from 2 to $." per tune,
lights nnd fuel from $15 to $20 per year.
Room rent, (thanks to tho liborniiiy
of Rcscuo Fire Co. nnd Messrs. Fox A
Webb.) has been nothing for tho past
year. With theso minor expenses they
feel nblo to cope. Therefore, tho object
of this appeal Is tho raising of a proper
stipend for their present leader. Mr.
John Fuge, a man of rare musical cul
ture, tempcr.uo In his habits and gen
tlemanly In his conduct, Is well worthy
of tho position ho occupies, and wo
hopo that by tho liberality of tho ap
preciative part of tho citizens wo may
bo ablo to keep him In his present po
sition. Tho siibstanco of our appeal,
then, Is, Mr. Fugo Is a poor man, his
work Is nbout threo miles from town.
Ills expenses, If living near his work,
would bo nbout $75.00 less (per year),
than they nro at present, living In town.
This amount, $75.00 per year, the mem
bers of tho Band ask of tho citizens. 1
hopo their appeal will bo successful.
Don't say, "Well, It don't matter if wo
hnvo a Band or not, it is of no benefit
to me," for Its music is on ccrtnlu oc
casions a luxury, nono would feel will
ing to spare. Rowdyism Is not tho
members' forte; they don't carry nn
assortment of blasphemous expletives
at their tongues' ends. And Instead of
making night hideous with their fiend
ish yells they make It musical with
their melodies; and nmidsl tho roar
and tumult of tho everlasting dollar
hunt, they pour out their pleasant mu
sic llko oil upon the troubled w.tlors,
nnd hnrd featured men in fierce pursuit
of that almighty dollar, pau-jo in tho
chaso and givo attention. Even they
havo somo "soul" for music.
Thoso citizens who feel an interest in
tho Baud will ple.iso pay what they
wish to J. S. Ev.ins, Treasurer of Band,
Helena, Montana, Aug. 10. Tho
weather Is very cool here. Ttethcrmom
cler at noon was down to the freezing
point, und it snowed a little.
Pottsville, P.i., Aug. 10. At 1
o'clock this afternoon a cage in tho shaft
of GlnssmloriO Hlncs, uearMiddleport,
containing twelvo miners was precipi
tated to tho bottom, 200 feet, by tho
giving way of tho hoisting machinery
Tho following wero killlcd: Thomas
Quigley, Georgo Stoitch, John Roper,
Jacob Kline, David Jones, and John
Matthews. Wounded: John M'Gurn
ley, E. Manuels, Hugh McAunly, and
Albert Koch, all terribly and William
Matthews and Patrick Day slightly.
Several hours elapsed beforo tho bodies
could bo brought out of tho slinft. A
temporary cage had to bo constructed
to hoist tho dead and mangled bodies
to tho surface.
San Francisco, Aug. 11. General
Ihrio, who has just returned from Alas
ka, protests against tho Secretary of
tho Treasury ignoring his bid of $250,
000 nununlly for tho lcasoof tho fur-teal
islands, and proposes to carry tho mat
ter to tlio Supremo Court.
New York, Aug. 12. Tho investi
gation of the Nathan murder has ended
for tho present. Somo important ovi
denco was put in to-day, when thojury
was discharged by tho Coroner with
tho statement that at somo future day
they would bo again called together to
render a verdict. Tho efforts of tho po
lice to find tho murderer arc still unsuc
Washington, Aug. 12. Major B.
B. French, ono of tho most prominent
members of the Masonic fraternity in
this country, died hero at ono o'clock
this morning, at tho ago of seventy-two
years. Ho has held the offices of Clerk
of tho IIouso of Representatives, Com
missioner of Public Buildings, and
slnco tho abolition of tho latter olllco by
act of Congress ho has been employed
in tho T-reasury Department. Ho was
known throughout tho country for his
high standing In the Masonic fraterni
ty. Ho was Grand Master of tho Dis
trict and Past Most Eminent Grand
Commander of tho Knights Templar of
tho United Slates. Tho funeral took
placo on Sunday afternoon.
New York, Aug. 12. As the steam
boat Norwalk was rapidly steaming
from Coney Island to tho city to-night
with a thousand passengers ou board,
sho collided with a sloop, Tho shock
wns extremely violent, shaking tho
steamer from stem to stem, and caus
ing a frightful panic among tho passen
gers. Several wero knocked into the
water among them two children, who
fell from their mothers' arms.
It Is supposed that nt least eight lives
wero lost, but neither tho names nor
number of tho lost can bo ascertained
to-nlglu. Tho steamer soon sunk,
London, August 13. Tho Orango
celebration nt Londonderry yesterday
was attended with much violence. There
weron numbor of desperato affrays,
which assumed such proportions at ono
timo that tho riot act was read. Forty
persons were moro or less injured. At
Ennisklllen good order was maintained
only by tho presenco of strong bodies of
DEATH OP ADMIRAL rARRAGUT,
Portsmouth, N. 11., August 1 1.
Admiral Farragut died at flfty-elght
minutes to two to-day. Ills last mo
ments wero peaceful, and ho expired
with a smilo on his lips. Tho remains
after encasement in ico will probablybo
taken to Now York to-morrow. Tho
Navy Department and other authori
ties at Washington havo been officially
notified by telegraph, and tho usual or
der for firing mlnuto guns and paying
other tributes of respect to tho memory
of tho Illustrious dead will probably bo
Issued in tho morning. In this city
flags aront half mast, and his death,
though expected, has spread n fco.'lng
of sadness among tho peoplo.
Harti-ord, Aug. 11. Captain Win.
Willard, Warden of Connecticut Stato
Prison nt Weatherslleld, was murdered
by James Wilson, ono of tho convicts,
St. Louis, Aug. 15. Tho Democrat
lo Stato Central Commltteo havo Issued
n circular to tho Domocracy of Missouri
setting forth their reason for recom
mending that no Democratic Stato tick
ot bo put In tho flold next fall. Tho
Commltto, however, urgo tho election
of as many Democrats as possible to tho
Legislature, but recommend voters
In no caso to voto for nny ono not
pledged In favor of removing all suff
Charluston, S. O., Aug. 10. Whit
tcmoro hus Issued nil address to his con-
stltuents formally withdrawing his
name ns a camildato for tho Forty-sec-ond
Havana, Auir. 10. Tho Snanlsh Co
lonial Minister telegraphs Captalii-Gen-er;l
do Rodas, that if tho insurrection
Is uot suppressed by tho 1st of Septom-
uur no win sond 10,000 moro Spanish
troops to Cuba.
TlIM WAK IN KimOPU,
Fronch War Nows,
Paris, Aug. 11. At tho bnltlo of
Wocrth tho French charged tho Prus
sians cloven times. McMahon was for
fifteen hours In tho saddlo without food
and finally fell fainting In a ditch, but
wns accidentally discovered, and reviv
ed sufficiently to direct tho retread of
tho fragments of his army on foot.
Paris, August 11. Tho Oaulols says
there Is much talk In diplomatic circles
of an Intervention of tho great powors
for tho purposo of making pence.
France, says tho Oaulols, cannot accept
such nn interference ; it would bo In
compalfblo with her dignity. Such
was tho first sentiment expressed by
Count Pullkno when Informed of his
nomination to tho Ministry.
Paris, August 11. Tho Moniteur
gives tho following account of tho death
of General Douny at tho battlo of Wis-
Tho General wns from tho beginning
In tho thickest of tho fight. When ho
s.uv tho day was lost, after ho had dono
all that ho could to rctrlovo It, when
not oven n battalion was left him, ho
called hU aids ono by ono, gavo them
orders and sent thcin nway.
As soon as the last ono wns gono, tho
General spurring his horse, rodo somo
distance lo tho front, dismounted, nnd
taking a pistol from tho holster shot
tho nnlmal. Then turning around, ho
slowly walked towards tho enemy. Ills
soldiers vainly tried to stop him. Amid
tho terrlblo firing ho deliberately walk
ed on. Tho rclrcatlngsoldiers, aroused
by tho spectacle, turned again upon tho
enemy, but fell In heaps around their
General, who still pressed forward.
Another tremendous dischargo from
tho enemy nud General Douny, almost
alone, fell dead.
Paris, August 12. During tho de
bate in tho Corps Leglslatlf, last night,
Count Palikao minister of war, declar
ed that tho French reverses would bo
repaired, llevcngc is near and certain.
Metz, August 12 G v. m. A body of
tho enemy camo near Grouard, a station
on tho Paris and Strasburg Railway,
this morning. They wero attacked and
driven off. Their commander was tak
en prisoner. To-day our cavalry mado
a brilliant reconnolssancc in tho direc
tion of tho river Nicd.
Paris, August 13. In the Corps Leg
lslatlf last night, tho Minister of War
read tho following dispatch, dated at
I accept tho resignation of Lo Bocuf
as Major General of tho Army.
Paris, August 13, Tho Prcssc pub
lishes a proclamation addressed by tho
Prefect of Strasburg to tho citizens, ho
says: "Reports calculated to create
uneasiness havo been circulated. Somo
persons have dared to express tho belief
that Strasburg will surrender to tho
enemy without striking a blow. Tho
ramparts aro armed with four hundred
cannon and tho garrison Is large. If wo
aro attacked wo will defend ourselves
so long as thero is a man left. Let all
good citizens bo reassured, and thocvil
Paris, August 11, evening. There
is a report in circulation hero that tho
neutral powers are endeavoring lo bring
about poaco between Franco and Prus
sia. Tho Journal QQicicl, with refer
ence to this rumor, says: "Thero can
bo no qucstioii entertained for n single
instant of negotiations for peace. Tho
thought of such a weakness cannot bo
harbored by any Frenchman,"
Paris, August 11. Seventy thou
sand volunteers left Paris to-day for
Paris, August 11. V Opinion iT
tionaleBixyii tho German journals admit
that their loss In killed and wounded is
in tho proportion of live to two of tho
Paris, August l.La Patric says
that when Strasbourg was invested by
tho Prussians it was completely sup
plied with ammunition, and that all
tho places likely to bo Injured by tho
enemy's shot havo been strengthened.
Many persons left tho town willingly,
and many others wero sent away.
Strasbourg, it adds, can only bo captur
ed through famine, and it has provis
ions for many months.
Metz, Aug. 118:10 a. m. Tho Pro
feet ofMoscllo telegraphs tho following
to tho Minister of tho Interior: Tho
Emperor left to-day at 2 o'clock for
Verdun, accompanied by tho Prlnco
Imperial. Beforo leaving, his Majesty
issued tho following proclamation:
"On quitting you to fight tho Invad
ers, I confldo to your patriotism thodr
feiiso of this !:reat eitv. You will nnvnr
allow tho enemy to tako possession of
mis uiu wane oi i- ranee, ami 1 trust you
will rival tho army in loyalty and cour
age. I shall over remember with grat
itudo tho reception I havo found within
your wnlls, and I hopo that in moro
joyous times 1 mny bo nblo to return to
thank you for your noblo conduct."
Paris, August 15. Tho following
Important despatch to tho Empress.
Eugenie, Isjust mado public :
LONGUEVILLE, August 1 1, 10 I M.
Tho army commenced to cross to tho
loft bank of tho Mosolio this morning.
Our advance guard had no knowlcdgo
of tho presenco of any forco of tho en
emy. When half our army had crossed
over, tho Prussians suddenly attacked
lu great force. After a fight of four
hours, they wero repulsed with great
loss to them. Nai-oleon.
London, August 15. Disturbances of
a serious character havo occurred at
Marseilles and Lyons. Crowds collect
ed In tno streets shouting "A has L'ICm
pereur." Thrco persons wero killed.
A great deal of rebellious feellmr Is
manifested, and fears aro entertained of
Paris, August 15. On Sunday a se
rious disturbance occurred. About fifty
nrrests wero mado. Discoveries In con
nection with tho leaders of tho riot
wero also made, which proved tho ox
Isleiieo of a conspiracy in tho city bos
tilo to tho Empire,
Paris, August 1G. Tho Oplnlone
Rationale computes tho forco for tho
defenso of Paris nt 130,000 men. Six
hundred guns nro mounted.
Prussiau War Nows.
London, August 11. Telegrams from
Metz glvotho assurnnco that Marshal
Dasraiuo Is tho real commander of tho
French army, whllo tho Emperor Is tho
mere nominal head. Only two corps
now havo their headquarters at Motz;
tho others aro under Marshal Mae
Mahon, London, August 11. A special do-
spatch from Carlsruo to tho Loudon
Globe announces that Strasbourg Is In-
vested on all sides by tho Prussians,
who hold tho railway. General Boyor
who commnnds thn r.u.7T
cd to surrender, and refuel I t,?1"
mi i cuauci is scantily ,.: "m
nnd tho garrison coushu 'J00!,
regiment of tho Lino and thn v y. '
Guard or tho place. "ul Ul -Natl0tla
London, August 11. -Tho r.
Prussia has Issued tho follow? ,'vln8 M
mation lo tho people ! I'Wa
"Wo, William. Kh,
mnko known to all t'ni,, i.
French territory occupied I v n
forces, that tho KmpcrorNn, !0"?1"
Ing by sea nnd land nii,, i?,f?nW
y sea nnd land iillackKJf
nation, wo. eager tolk-i 0
tho French pTcop ,"hfl '
command of tho Gorinau'urra 0J
pel aggression, and by tnlllt,r'f ' ''f'
mivu ULua iuu lO pass tho l,'. - , -"
i I.... -..
citizens, and therefore tlm i...
continue secure lu person nn.i ""J
Irnm i. .
so long ns thoy abstain fr0l J ?1?
grant them i,rn.; ,T"
i as a
matter of rlsht. Tim ...n a,
...... iv;. v,. MBm, mo ceiipni.
mandlng corps will decl.Ia wb ',!
ures nro necessary im01 of " "
win niso regunuo thoremiUHu,:. ""u
sary to sustain their troono aiT"c
difference of exchange bo h, ' J,
and fir a!
Hum !.!...- "
man nnd French currencies In or.W,''
facilltato dealing, between l, Jct ,a
1S70." -""c.:c,,1 W
Berlin, August 12. -Tho Hiv, i
Army has passed ll,n Voesn i ,?
London, August 12. -The Or
said In niimW ;,, ti a
iHuimiL mill i n
According to tho Pari, (SVfcc ,,w
German soldiers are now in Lorrai j
jju.-miju.n, august 12, An
o.iiiKcr, named EllJotf,
yesterday nt Paris, whllo onavUth
IlllelllLrc'iu-nnf 1,'rmw. , ., l
o tho enemy. Ho was taken to Ca
Chalons, court-martialed ami shot mi
spy during tho evening.
London, August 12.-Tho nloces o!
tho Empress havo left Paris.
Tho JCcho asserts without qualiSca-
uou uuu uio i'-mprcss Ku enie i
Tt.. r. !..! ..... f '
a num jiiijiuiku uru in longings at St,
John's Wood. Tho Weekly iKgya
has tho samo report, which, however
It gives with u caution to Its rejlcrsno!
lo placo too much connUcnco in its cot-
iuu j,iiiiiijiu is iiumurizai 10 C0U-1
Iradict formally tho report that thel
Prlnco lmporial Is In London.
London, August 1 1 The L'raj.eror
xNapoieon's retreat from Motz is fall;
London, August 1 1. -A Je-patch
from Henry via Berlin, d.ilnl Saturday
night, says that a French battalion,
moving towards Metz, was cncoutitereJ
in tho morning, on a railway near Pont.
a-Mousson, and retreated, leaving its
baggago trains in tho hands nt the
London, August 1 1. A ?ial de
spatch from Hngucnau, dated to day,
says MacMahon'snrmy evacuated Xa
cy yesterday on the approach of the
Crown Prince's army, ami retreaM
across tjio Mooollo to lio fortress i
Toul. Tho French destroyed tho ti
bridge of seven arches which 'p.innti
London, August 15, 2 r. m.-A sec
ond pitched battlo Is reported as havin;
occurred near Metz this morning i:
which tho Prussians were victorious.
Berlin, August 15. Tho Queen ol
Prussia to-day received tho following
despatch dated in tho vicinity of Jlcta
A victorious combat occurred near
Metz to-day, the troopsof tlio Iirst and
Seventh Corns participating. I hastes
to tho scene of conllict.
Berlin, Aug. 10. A despatch fur
porting to como from Verdun hastes
telegraphed hero as In circulation in
London, coming through French sour
ces, and reporting a battlo in which the
Prussians wore defeated with a tool
Tho minister of war emphatically
nles tho report, nud says that the battle
alluded to In tho report was not oil
serious character. Tho 1'russians re
ceived soveral checks, and were oUijti
to abandon their Intention to cutoCthe
lino of retreat of tho French army.
Kail Road Meeting.
HUNI.OUIC CREEK AND Ml'Kl'V VMl
Pursuant to a call of the Commls-
ors of tho Hunlock Creek and M
Ilailroad, a meeting of tho friends o,
said road was held in the Acidemp'
New Columbus, Luzerno County, W
Thursday, August 11th, 1S7U' , ,
meeting was called to order at i " C
v. si., by Itov. Dr. James WaIt
and on his motion an organlzatioaij-i-effected
by tho appointments of tno
tewing officers: . ,. ,
Prcsidents,acn. William Urindle oi
Vice President, Hon. John M"3, '
Luzerno county; Hon. William tW
or of Lycoming county; Samuel
Ksq, of Columbia county. .
Secretaries, Wm. S. Monroe of l
zeruo county; John O. Weiiuci : of t
umbia county; Lowls Smith oW1"
Ing county. , ,l(
Tho meeting was then llllri-ie,, '
Hon. O. L. Lambcrton of Wllkw'.
and fJeuoral Brlndlo of Mum')'. '
which tho Commissioners iirfent J
Koons, Myron Fellows, W. S.
Amml Harrison, O. B. ff.
C. L. Lamborton proceeded to n
Tho board of Corporators was i
organized by tho appointment on
John Koons, President; W'&''lcJ.
Secretary; and Myron Fellow'
"on motion, tho Individual incmjr
of tho corporation wcro author a
solicit subscriptions to thu ciipl ai
of said Iload, and tho PrcsUU-nl
meeting and tho President of tno
of corporators authorized to n
a commltteo to assist them In "lu
Ing for subscriptions.
On motion adjourned.
W. S. Monroe, 1 . rl,
Attest, J. O. Wenneis, VSt-crm
Lewis Smith. J
A countuv laird, who bad Jat
been elovatod to tho olllco or ai
niagistrate.mcetlng tho Uov. ,
of aovun, on horseback, "'
Jocularity by remarking thn t no
.n.n ..mi.wiAun mnn than iH3 .
lilWiU IWIIU1HUM-" ...-
who was conteut to rldo on
"They ennim bo gotten noo, , 3
Thorn, "for thoyrro a' mado Ju