The Lebanon advertiser. (Lebanon, Pa.) 1849-1901, March 23, 1864, Image 2

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polocamic ritaseptztk OSABII TO LEAD,. 'WE CEASE
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WK. M. BEZEittliAlitor and Proprietor
.fiE/SOON, PA.
WSI>IF•EgI)AY, MARCH 23,1864.
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Antrther Draft!
''''The President has issued a Procla
_
oration calling for 200,000 more
men to be drafted as soon after -the
15th of April -as ,practicable. The
-following is iire . traer.
1 8XECtiTIVE MANSION,
WASHINGTON, March 14, '64.
In order to supply the force requir
ed to be drafted for the navy, and to
provide an adequate resen - e force for
all_contingencies, •in addition to the
Aye hundred thousand , men called
February 18 4,' the call is, hereby
male and a draft ordered for two
'hundred thousand men for the xnilita
ry service, ,array, -navy and marine
~ eorps of the United States.
`The proportional quotas for the
different wards, towns, townships,
precincts, or election districts, or
counties, will be made known through
`e
tick ,Provost Marshal General's Bu
reau., and account will be taken of
,the credits and deficiencies of former
,quotas. •
The 15th day ofApril, 1864,4 s .des
.
lignated , as -the :time up to 4hich‘the
numbers - reqiired from each -Ward of
la City, toWn, , Zze., may, be raised by
iroluntaty . .-eUlistments ; 'and drafts'
'lxlll be made in each ward of a city,
town,,&c., which shall, not have filled
the quota assigned to it within the
time designated for the number Te
.quired to fill said quotas.: ,
The drafts will, be ,commenced as
noon after the 15th of April as praoti
vailo.
Vhe•Governraent bounties, as now
j_paid t Eeontinue-until April 16, ; 1864, at
'Which lime the =additional bounties
cease. On and-after that date one
hundred dollambounty, only will be
paid, as provided by-the act.approved
July 11, 1861.
ABRAHAM. - -LINCOLN
•Official —E: D. TOWNSEND,
-Assistant Adjutant, General
- The`Philadelphia Ag e says no ex
cuse can be offered for the manner in
which the calls for men are made. If
there were .any brains in Washing
ton, it should be' quite as possible to
know in October, just as well as in
.February, how many iwZmil4 be Want
,ea,:and certainly after a call in Febru-
t 'call - for seven huncireathousand men
then it APS then. The most ordinary
foresight should suffice to prevent
such blunderings, while nothing but
the grossest stupidity 'oroarelessriess
can account tor it 'The country
makes a great effort to raise the men
required—money is 'expended like
water, and just as quotas are filled, I
out comes another call. Such eXner
iments try the patienbe of the people
:pretty severely. When the coming
draft is completed Mr. Lincoln can
point to seven hundred thousand ar
guments in favor of the wisdom of his
Amnesty Proclamation. Who now•
will venture to say a word in dispar
agement of that admirable scheme,
which was Straightway to 'glare us
bac.k Union and. Peace ? But will
this lasi the last "draft ?" Not by any
means. It will be followed by ano
ther for 200,000er 300,000 inore men,
to take place sometime in June or
July. The men are not wanted so
much to crush the rebellion as to
maintain the political ascendency of
this. Abolition party and establish a
despotic govermnent on the ruins of
the Republic,
"MISCEGENAZION"--is a new word
just introduced by the radicals of the
Wendell Phillips' school. It means
thoworship of the negro, and the in
termarrying of the whites and the
black.s The word is not to be found.
inthe dictionaries, but is a new inven
tion to soften down the disgusting
- tom of amalgamation, which means
the smut.
The radical republicans, de
spah:mg of carrying the Baltimore
jun°
. convention. against Lincoln,
owning to the enormous , patronage
of the". administration, are about to
enter the political field as a new or
ganization, with Fremont as their
chosen and avowed reader. Go it
boots.
Or The Democratic State Conven
tion will meet to-morrow (Thursday)
in ' the National Hall, Race street,
Philadelphia.
4 ‘Union. Leagues," composed
of negroes, are being organized in
Philadelphiai. , Petitions to the Legia
le..ure of zt,is State inunediately
to be got up `"asking that body to
take such action, previous to adjourn
,. meat, as will give the colored people
Apf ?ennsylvania the right to vote, and
the privileges of other eitizens."--
Th•ii-infatuation of , the opposition on
nigger question will be noted in
Ages to come: as one of - 0e evidences
of inowuSti4S-4 larrjpottioopf the
peek) of - Afoltres,"l ,
,d y. .
lizas.—A lie was got up on the
authority of a man named Waldton,
- a week or two ago to -file effebt that
a few clays after , the bitttle "of Antic
in there had' been' a Meeting be
t ..veen Genetals Areefellan and Lee,
-aucl that thii'latter had informed the
former that he 'was retreating across
thd Potomac. This was a great wind
fall . for the • Abolitionists to accuse
Gen. McClellan of treason, &c., and
the story was probably-got up by.their..
connivance. At anyrate it was so
dirty and small an invention, that
the administtatiOn itself now ad
mits that WaldrOn *as / both drunk
and crazy at the time 'he reported
his story, and that he is unworthy of
credit i in fact , he himself, admits the
falsity of his report. .The ..abOlitien
Papers' measly it.lllolslithe t d the report
but - tardly fair 'enough to give
the •- contradiction. The abolition
partyleaders. are.awful mean leaders.
lAir . The democrats achieved a
series, of splendid victories last Fri
day, in various parts of the State:
In Harrithurg they elected their
itek - et; by 175 majority, a larffe Dem
ocratic gain.
Norristown. , was carried. :by 430
tnajority-j-s. Democratic gain of 300
votes since las* fall.
The Abolitioh majority iu Iruhtin
don is reduced to 47'. Last fall it was
1n
,
The City of Reading was carried by
185 majority —4 result gratifying to
every friend of the Union.
The gain in the city of,Realling
250 , 0ver inat fall when the
city -vcraw-tteriitil foretcriin . :by 49 xna-
jority.
The 'Democrats Dave carried every
election district in
_Northampton
county, in , some of them gains of
from 100 to 200 majority being made
since last fall:
.
The borough of York - was, carried
by 'four times the. hand itome inittjoritv
it gave:liA fall'for WooilNVard. 4 " ;
Hundreds of other places give larg
er increased qn4tlrities over last fall ;
showing ilia the • people are, begin
ping to spun the monarchists.;
no > Lieut. Gem Grant has been
appointed to the command of the-ar
mies of the United States: His head
quarters will be in theteld; and, an
til farther orders, with: the 4.rmy 'of
the Potomac.
The army.of the reitomac ire
being irapidly prepared for . the ad
vance under•• Grant. Reinforcements
are hurrying forward, and there is
some talk Irflcuother trial . of the Pe
ninsular attack against Richpiond.
STe"Wtrit'War cent/ c ci4JYtre,ll,ll.l; l o . ;
•
twenty, thousand more than. McClel
lan took to Yorktown. Some little
guer.rilla-skirmishing has boon report
ed near Pai tam.
•
ima,..A correspondent of 'te N. Y
Sun gives an . account of a place in
Connecticut wbore • Women are
obliged to werk sixteen hours a day,
receiving the beggarly sum of fifteen
eertts therefor. Hour Nef England
brethern would set thentselves to
work correcting the evils at home,
they would find enough to do, with
out worrying their heads. over the
"curly headed gentleman from. Afri-
ES
Samuel Anderson,. *convicted at
Frederick, lid. of stealing a GOvern
ment horse, has been sent to the pen
itentiary for three years and four
months.
Sir Poor Sammy ! IFe . certainly
was not "loyal!'
Ng— General , Ewell is said • to be
eoneeiitrating a large force in the
Shenandoah Valley. It is almost too
early yet, however, for any invasion
of the North, The roads are scarce
ly in proper condition.
stir The - _ Abelitionists •are organ
izing a new secret society !caned the
"Strong Band" • The -organization is
of a c‘military character," ,and 'design
ed, no doubt, to terrorize over peace
able citizens, and carry the elections.
The Headquarters of the organization
,are at Chicago, Illinois . . "Camp No.
1," in this State, was organized in .
Philadelphia, last, week, and it is de
signed to extend the organization
over the whole state,Aohat we may
shortly have a , Camp of "Strong
Bard"-:-:ers .in Lebanon . , It .is no
doubt a-repetition of Know Nothing
ism and Wide Awakeism, • The peo..
ple hive seen the evila flowing from
the defunct organizatiopsjaStnamed,
and if they encourage this new one,
the result.remains with thein.
Igss. The Committee of Ways and,
Means of the House. of Representa
tives have agreed to increase the sal
aries of the judge of the courts of.this
Commonwealth, and will so report iu
the appropriation bill. The Commit;
tee will also recommend :an, increase
in tic pay of members of the Legis
lature to $l,OOO per session. $lO a
day is a 'pretty steep price for the
pay of a - member of the Legislature,
but it is in keeping with every thing
else in - these Republican times. A
few years ago, when Democrats ruled
in the land,
- members of Congress' re
ceived only $8 per day, and members
of the Legislature $3. But :them
times are peat and gone. Wiii they
'ever return ! We hope No. • :
A friend has handed us the
?dila't'ing communication, which has
manly good 'points in it, aid wilt *dr
ei(ihe .'attention -- of 'kiffaiMilifided,
For the Advertiser
Tt behoOfs every friend of morality;
no-less than the true Christian to be
vigilant at all times—but there nev
er was a time when this `duty was
more absolutely necessary. andAmpor
taut than -the losent' 'monism;
Christianity is -fast losing its influ
ence ipenthe public mind,=marelity
is an obsolete idea—no two things
enn- b more different than the heroic
and the Christian character! - Among
us; at this moment, the Heroic is glo
rifled, and the Chrbitian character is
derided, sneared at; insulted, brow
beaten and spit upon ! The Christian
itbranded as a:traitor I and Jim Lane,
..TOhn 'Brown and Wendel Phillips are
worshipped as divine oracles !
'Those who have' made the study of
Theology the business of their lives,
anil'from whose opinions. there can be no
successful appeal, appear to have adopt
ed the two following positions.
FIRST; That the Gospel omits some
qualities, which have usually, (and at
'the present•indffent 'entirely) ttigag
,ed thei - prulads and aiimiration man
kind,tb‘it 4hich-, 'in reality, -and- in
their 'general effects,ligve been most
prejudicial to hUman happiness.
SECOND. That the Gospel has
brought forward some ni virtues, which
-possess the highest intrinsic value,
but which have commonly been over
looked, langhed at and contemned.
ishe first of these propositions they
exemplify in instances of friendship,
patriotism, active courage ; in the sense
in which these qualities are usually
understood, and'in the conduct - which
they often produce.
The- seccial,'in'ingtanCes • bf - OSAkive
eourage•oi endifrancesaffelliugs,
patiencelitiddr iffttl - nts 'Andrinjilines,
humility - , non-resistance;' placability-.
The truth is, th are twooppo
ere
site descriptions of chatacter, under,
which mankind -may generally 'be
classed: -The one iS daring and ac
tive, quick in its sensibilities, jealous
of its fame, eager in its attachments,
inflexible In 'its purpose violent in its
resentments !
The other, meek, yielding, comply
ing, forgiving, not, prompt to act, but
willing to suffer; silent and gentle
under rudeness and ipsalt, suemg for
reconciliation where others would de-
Mand'satisfaction, giving way to the
thrusts of impudence, conceding and
indulgent to the prejudiCes, the
wrong-headedne,ss, the intractability
of those with wheln it has 'to deal.
'The former of th - ese characters' has
ever heenlihe favorite of the ;World . , and
at the ipreserit tOst,
'of portidn of the people of
'these once 'happy and United'gffates !,
True, there is a dignity 'it it which
commands respect from the tborldling,
but its path; leads-to hell I I
The latter is' `poor spirited, .tame,
and abject----jdlin Rrown (if alive .f
would laugh at it.) But it has.hap-
Toned, that, 'with. the, Founder of
ms-commelmAtion, r •
his example ; and that the former is
in:no part of its composition. This,
and nothing else; is 'the character
designed in the following remarkable
passages) "Resist not evil; but who
`sdever shall smite thee on' the right
cheek, turn to 'him the other also.;
'and 'featly man will sue thee at law,
and tatte,-away thy coat, let him have
thy cloak also; and whoWever shall
eompel'thee to go Onile, go - With him
twain, love your enemies, blese them
that curse you, do good to them that
hate you, and pray for those which
despitefully use and persecute you."
This, certainly is not' common-place
morality. - It is original, nothing like
it could ever have entered into the
imagination of Wendel' Phillips or
Ward Beecher. it shows that no
two things can he More different
than the - Heroic lint)` the Christian
character.
Genuine Theologians (I do hot in
clude tinkers and cobblers) have not
only ' marked this difference more
strongly than ordinary writers, bat
haVe proved, in contradiction to first
impressions, to popular opinion, to
the encoMiterns of orators and poets,
and even to the suffrages of the histo
rians and moralists Ahat the latter
character possesses the:most of true
worth; both as' being- most diffeult
either to be acquired or sustained,
and as contributing most to the hap
piness, tranquility and peace of social
life.
As to Polities, in the. usual yeese of
that word, or'disCussions concerning
different forms of government, Chris
tianity declines every question upon
the 'subject. Whilst politicians are
disputing about mon - hi-Ales, aristo
cracies - and; - republics, the Gospel's
alike applicable, 'Useful . and friendly
to them all ; inasmuch as
tends to make men virtuous; and as
it is easier - to govern good men than
bad Men under any constitution ; as
2dly.—lt states obediened to govern
ment- in ordinary cases, to be not
merely -a sUbMiSsion to force, but • a
duty of conscience ; in
duces dispositions favorable . to "pub
lic tranquility, a Christian's chief care
being to pass AnietiY through' this
World to a better ; 4thly,—.ll prays
for communities, and for the
,go'vern
ors'- of communities, of whatever de
scription ,or denomination they be,
with a solicitude and fervencyproper
tioned to the influence which, they
possesS upon human happiness. All
Which is just as it should be. Had
there been more to be found in Scrip
ture of a political nature, or converti
ble to political purposes, the worst.
use would have.beerCmade.,of it, on
which ever side - it seethed to lie.
Some of our heroic elerzyman (of
the Col. Iff'Carter stamp,) are even
now prostituting the once sacred desk
'to disgusting stump twaddle 1 all of
whom are poor creatures who have
never read the history of the - world
nor the Scriptures aright
afk. Hon. Henry D. Moore, Aboli
tionist, has been eleeted.State Treas
urer by the Legislature, in place , 01
the'presentincumbent, Hcn, Wm, V..
McGrath DeutoOrat- t; •
AIiDREEIN OF THE
Democratic - Sieltitors.
To the DeniOcrats of Peiiitiwiticui :
FEtL6'w CrrizeNi : At this jun-e
-ture,in` thelireceedinkti Of the Senate
of Pennelylvania, the 'undersigned
'deem it Om right and 'ditty le ad
dress yOu.
For more than two months we
have unitedly and determiniidly
withstood, an effert . on the part of
the Itepubtettn - 'llittnbers'''Of :that
body to subvert the organic law, to
ignore the precedents of seventy
years of our history, and to trample
under foot the rights of their equals
and peers. In so doing we hive been
actutated by the high: resolve, that
by no act of the representatives ofthe
only raw-abiding political organiza
tion 'in 'this Commonwealth shohld
the - rights and constitutional privi
leges of •'-the' Teeple be subverted.
W ehav e relied with -unshaken faith.
upon'the.peOpla'fOr oltr 'Efuppnrt and
vindication, and to the' end tlittt'their
verdiettnay he renderdd with -a 'full
knowledge of the facts, we beg 'leave
to 'present a brief history of our'posi.
tion dtrtn:gthe protracted and excit
ing contest'which has just opened.
The inetlibers of the Senate -a-ssern
bled in theSepate'Clintnber at • _liar
ri g rg` On T. gad ay, January -sth , A.
D. 1864;at - ,8 P.. Of the 22 Sena
tOrs holding~ over, •all -were present
save Majni.:Vhite who was a prison
-
er'iti the bands of the rebels; Of those
present, twelve were Democrats, and
nine Republicans. The Senate was
nailed to order by the Hon. P.
Penney, the Speaker elected at the
Close of the session of 1863.. The
Secretary of the Con3monwealth was
then introduced and presented the
returns from the districts which had
eleetetl :Sitifftors in October,' 4863.
Thet'edttirrie were opened and read,
byttvtlilb lVeippeared that font . 'Dem
oarats 'anti IteVen Republicans had
'beerrelected'illl of whom 'were 'pres
ent, thereby Causing a tie in 'the 'vote
betwe.en the 'two great political or.
gariii,ifitins 'of `the 'country repre
sented on
Tilton Alm reading of the c.ertifi
mites of election, it would have been
the duty of the 'Senator elected
Speaker'at the elose . of the session of
1863 to have vacated the chair, had
he been governed in action by
the express terms of the Constitution,
which, by Section Article 1, Sere
scribes that 'the 'General Assembly
shall meet on the Ist Tuesday` of
Januar.? in evi.y year, and by See
tion XI rff the -f3ante Artittle, that .
"each lititrae" e., when theY 'Meet
on that . day) eleet its Speaker
and ether, officers." ft tvppears to the
unde't.signed that the 'words' "each
Houses/tall elect its Speaker'are suffi
cientry certain to determinetlie (Ines
tfon " fat no one elected SOdhlter by
the. Senate 'of 1863 could . exercise
the duties of that . offide over . the See
Ute of 1861-- the I fitter beir4 a new and
distinct bpdy, made up of other Mem
hers ivlio had never barticipated in an
election for Speaker, and as by the
. erpicss tetras
on t 'tuesd iy iii J:inuary) elect
its Speaker apd other officers," it is
manifegt and clear that the Senator
from egh•eny irad n o qath ad ow of
right to exercis:e 'd'a ti es of Spe a
er over this new 8 - enate 'Which had
never elected hint ita Speaker, and
we have never' recogriiied him as
such. But admitting, MY.' the sake
of atrgument; that the wo'od ' s of the
Constitution aro arribiguntis and un
certain, themprecedent and usage, it
they exist, M'Ost data-re:Ye their
meaning, and by this tea the under
signed desire that their position may
be tried.
baring a period of seventy years,
from. 1794 until this day, there is but
one other instance where I - Speaker
elected by a fernier Senate attempt
ed to exeereise the ditties of his tate
over a sueceeding ,aMI now Senate,
and.that was during; the "Bum Sum.
When;the hotttt Chalice B. Pen
rose„ the SpeakeV...:lvolding over, en
tertained two motions relative: to
("elite/Act] seats; . but,. when theie
were dotelnined 4 1 661.,1te vacated tho
chair, and did hot dare to 'resume it,
until, I i ) of the new, Seivitc,
he was eleetka Spoiler. If the Re
publican nieinbecs of the StUnite of
1864 can gather comfort 'front this
one solitary exception in the unbrolc‘
en line of,precedents, they :are YWel
come to it. The boldness arid magni
Lucie Of their net :of usurpation has
destroyed its significance: as a deed
of revointi:Oo. . '
The Sl;-foitor fritm Allegheny, not
withstaalliog the eNin'esti worth; of
Constitat ion,fivitty 11it it awaiting
illualrhted.:.hy the tietion of all firmer
Spealtere, 1)r a period of
eL1Y9pty,..41.1i . 5;.. after the reading of
citrtificutes ofelettion which created
the new Senate, Tailed to vacate the
ehair, which he occupied by courtesy
and for the sake of con'venierice. lie
requested the new . Senators to come
forward to be sworn. lilts. the Re
publican Senators did, and also the
Democratic Senators; the latter how
ever, under a protest, in which, in
brief and emphatic terms, they deni
ed his right to adminsster the oath of
office to them, they having been elect
ed members of a body IA which he
had never been elected Speaker. It
is here to be observed that -this
course was necessary on their part,
for the reason that it Wiis the evident
intention of the Repnblicans, should
the Democrats refuse to take, the
oath, to leave their names off the roll,
whereby our opponents would have
securecl a clear majority of those
,voting,
After this act of lisUrpation the
new Senate, by a 'anonymous vote,
adopted a resolution to proceed to an
election for a Speaker. If it is not
true that the office was vacant, (as
the undersigned contend,) why the
necessity to elect a Speaker ? But
under this resolution several ballots
were had on that, the first day of our
meeting, resulting in a tie between
the Republican candidate, Mr. Pen
ney, and the Democratic candidate,
Mr. Clymer. The Senate adjourned
until-the next day, when, after sever.,
al ineffectual ballots, the Senator
. frogt Berke ? Mr. €r l on belsitlf
of the undersigned; Made the follow
ing proposition of editiprornise, viz :
That the Republicans ehoUld select
the Speaker of the Senate', the' Demo
crats ,the Clerk, and so alternately
iirrtif all' were filled. This basis of
settlement the undersigned consider
ed to'beliist. It was made, not for
the 'Purpose of securing place or posi
tion,.tiut te vindicate' a principle, It
was precisely . the basis of compro
mise ad(ipted in 1855, when the Dem
ocrats having an actual majority
(although not present) were given
the Speaker, the It.now•Nothings of
that day , (at present Republicans)
the Clerk, and so alternately to the
end of the list: But thia-proposition
the Republican Senators of. 1864 re
fused to aecept. They had
_entered
upon usurpation, and they determin
ed, to s adhere to-it with all its conse
quences._
During the protracted struggle
which followed, this offer of compro
mise was renewed from time to time;
it was - always rejected, and not
one'proposition'tendinito a 'solution
of the difficulty ever came from the
Republican side, save the absurd
suggcstien'tif the Senator from Erie,
Mr. Lowry, that be would, vote for
the Democia tie can didate for Speaker,
prottiled either he or some one of the
under§igned would agree never to vote
on any party or test question,.
It is thlis a matter of history that
the Republican Senators refused a
fair and just proposition which, had
it been accepted, would have organiz
ed the Senate on the second day of
its meetjng. They attempt to justify
their conduct on two grounds.—
First, that the Senate is ever organ
ized, the Speaker ora, former Senate
being the Speaker orthe subsequent
one-, and, SeCond, .that Major White,
if present, Wotild'have given them a
majority.
We thive heretofore exposed the
fallacy of the first position by refer
ence.te.the words of the Constitution
and to the unbroken precedents of
seventy years. In add tier,, we 'Will
present a test which will so clarly
expose the unwarrantable and'Unedn•
stitutional nature of their`claim, k ihat
no one, however prejudiced,lnay mis
toke or misunderstand it.
. By the . XXIII stliltitin, With;le Ist,
of the Conettittitidii of this . Statc,it is
prOvided tilat:hll.l3llh3 liaSsed 'by the
•LegiSlafiire sriti predPiitato - the Gov
ether 'Tor, Ilia signature, .within ten
days df the )final aajournment, shall
becothe kyle without his signature,
iinlesS sent back (with his objections)
within th'rec days after their next
meeting.
lii 1855 the Legislature" met on the
second day. of .innuary., The contest
for Speaker was prolonged until the
when, the
.ion. M. :Mester
of` .3erke county, waselected.. Upon
the sixth, the Geyer:her of the Com
pionwealth returned, With his-otojee
tions, Se.v.eral of the moat .impo'rtant,
hills 'passed by the 'tegislattire of 18
tithe position. Of :tlie'p„epu-blic-an
'S wintOrri Of 1864 that.
h e e tate . :114 iv':qlys . rgan . iidd," end
that-the Speaker of the fernier • Set:-
then those. bills. ofBo4, vetoed by
Governor. Bigler on the fotirTh day of
the 'session of 1855, tie n'estwith
standing his vetoes. Tl 4 this is not
so, or at iedat . 'nebe o'f The emi
nent lawyers adestittesineewho'cosm
,poSed :Senate "Carrion 4 whom
were: Price, flackaliisv, Mester -and
Dtti-sie) so thanght, is-evineed by' the
fact 'th ey a - 11, :Voted Upon these
vetoes as req ic.ed by the Qonstitution,
which they surely would not, haVe
done had they been of opinion they
had been sent in too, fate. The Sena
tori .of. 1855 did not-,.even claim to
have met until they • had eleeted,a
Speaker, much less that they were
organized. bur. view of -this goes.
Lion is 'further strengthened by the
act ,0f,1804, which obviously contem
plates-the-election of a ,Speaker_ .of
each House at the beginning of each
session ; and require's Mitt) first to be
sworn before he cab administer the
oaths to the newly elected members.
it has been left for the Republican
Senators of 1864 to ignore the Con
stitation,, to defy precedent, and to
attempt to destroy . the very . founda
tions of la* and order.
This dispbseS ni their first -„round
of defence. We will now probe 'the
'second reason . assigned for their
revolutionary conduct. ,
Who is accountable.for, the absence
of Major White,. or ratber, who is to
blame thathis spat *as not filled on
the first day we met ? :
It is alleged that Major White' re
signed hie seat in the. Senate, that
resignation having' been received' by
his father, Judge White, 'about the
middle of November, 1863. It' into
be assumed (the undersigned reserv
ing their individual opinions thereon),
that the resignation was genuine,
since in the furtherance and in sup
port of the usurpation inaugurated in
January, an election was ordered
thereon by the Speaker de facto of the
Senate, and a new member elected
and Swan: Assuming it to be genu
ine, *hose fault is it that an election
was not ordered immediately on its
reception, which would halve given
ample time to have put his successor
in his place on the first Tuesday of
Jantiary3 Surely neither that of
the under Signed, nor' of any Demo
crat in the State ; the blame must
rest Where it riglitfally belongs, upon
the. Republicans of the Senate and
upon their abettors: _
The" xcuse offered is that the res
ignation was not filed, in order that
efforts might be made (the incentive
. being thc.neeessity of .11iajor White's
presence to Itepublicau ascenciaficy
in this State).for.his'exchange. With
out stopping to inquire whether this
ascendancy iS'likely to be beneficial
to the peotile of Pennsylvania t we
will merely remark that if the fate
of Major White had been different or
more deplorable than that of thou
sands of other brave and s ajlant men
who are enduring th.t, untold horrors
of captivity in order' that the negro
may be rainci to the level of the. white
man, teen, ".indeed, m ight"some such
Air.icuse be, toierstOci,'.. But Major
White's condition;m . Uch' as we de
plore. it, is no worse -than that of
,
ithosO who are a garnered barvest of
brave men rotting ,in prison, victims
to the malignant heresies' of, those
who advocate the social; political and
military equality of the biz! . and IA ite
races.
'That Major White became a Oils
tone' is his misfortune; that be is not
`released is the intentional and design
ed fault of his Political friends. In
'either view,
be and they are alone
reiponsible for the "dead lock "caused
by his absence. -
After Oil, Reptiblicans had secured
a clear majority, they still persisted
in their course of usurpation. In the
earlier days of. the session, by .a unan
imous vote; and by participating in
twelve ballots, they admitted that it
was their sworn duty to proceed to
the election of a Speaker. When
they had secured the povver to do.so,
then,' in violation of the Constitution,
of precedent of law, and of their own
adteissiens,they for ten days persist
ed in their revolutionary, conduct—
But from the 29th of February, the
day that Dr.. St. Clair 'was sworn as
Senator from the Twenty-first Dis•
trict; until this 9th day of March, the
undersigned have resisted as before,
by all means , in their power, every at
tempt on the , part of the Republicans
to legislate. Rained and defeated,
they have on this day yielded the
whole question in issue. TUE .SEN•
ATE OF 1864 HAS ELECTED ITS SPEAK.
ER !.!
Thus fellow-citizens, have the Con
stitution,'precedent. and law been sus
tained and the course of the under
,
signed vindicated.
We,have thus narrated the facts of
this case, and haVe endeavored, and
we trust successfully, 'to expose the
fallacy of the ostensible reasons as
signed.by,the Edpbblican'Senators in
Support of iheir conduct. We say
ostetialhle, for we do not - hesitate to
declare' that'the entire liihceeding is
but a part and-Parcel of aprogramme
Which prdposes to break `doWn and'
destrdy every
' 'barrier standing be
t Ween thereand their lust for power
and place.
In. the past, we have presented a
determined and unbroken front. We
have done so during the trying times
of the present, and, sustained by your
confidence and support., we will con
tinue to do so in the time to come.
We have presented you the record
—by it we are willing to be judged.
HARRISBURG, March 9,1861.
ItEISTER CLYMER. WM. A. WALLACE.
GEO. H. BUCHER,, JNO. LATTA.
C. M. DONOVAN, GEO. W. STEIN,
A. HIESTAND GLATZ, J. B. STARK,
WM. HOPKINS. B. REILLY,
D. B. 'MONTGOMERY, J. C. SMITH,
H. B. BEARDSLEE, C. L. LAMBERTON,
WM. M,SHERRY, WAL KINSEY. •
Afir The United States Senate, a.
few days ago,passed a supplement to
the Charter of the City of Washing
•
ton, which allows negr6e:S. to vote
Who have - resided a „year In 'the eitY,
and . who pay one dollar school tax - .
This is the first scene in the. TIM play
entitled ".31iseegenation ; or, the-Sub
lime Commiiibliiig or,th Races!'
In the West iiud iO the: Dust, too,
we pene:re - ; - The:rarucar , faCrillitlW i 4 CC
all rallyVtg for Freiritint The RV
tan. Ei'nfpire, in reference to - this face,
wittl - 13 . 1 remarks : Lineal), like the
Ki)* 'danger of
loginebi's "Dlitekies."
La ...
MISOEGENATItIi IN TIARIUSBURG.---
The Abolitionists of Ilarrisburg.are
not . inuoli 'behind their brethern in
New England, in paying homage to
the negro. We are told that on Sun
day. last a scene was witnessed in
Locuit street Methodistelturch which
fully illuStrates the fact that we are
up with eastern.fashions. Tho Lord's
Supper was administered, and in' the
first platoon of gentietnen who came
forward to prertake of it, *as a color
ed man. Now, We 'preltninie the ne
gbi had a, perfect right to do so, it
the e ongreg a tin n was willing,t
the peiton who administered the
sacianient trrst tendered the bread
and _Wine map: to 'the darkcy, thus
strewing' his partiality for the colored
man` on -two consecutive communion
days. Sortie of the white, breihern
Were dirrP6sed - to demure at such
marked attention-, but the Abolition
ists of the congregation &kph/lipid, it
Away bY saying that it Was done as a
rebuke to the eopperherds belonging
tothe church.
This is a little ahead of the Beet:h
ers.
.
Cow and . Calf for Sale.
Avery filie COW, together with a Calf
about five mouths' old, is offered
for sale. Apply at this Office.
[Lebation, March 18,18c4,
STOVES. STOVES.
NOW firthe time, to Vey your STOVES before cold
11 whiter is here, and the beat and cheapest place b
at the
Lebarmin Stove, Tin and Sheet Iron Nazi:Liao
tory of Tames If..aogere,
Two doors South from the Lebanon Bank, Where'can be
bad the largest and best assortment of. PARLOR.
HALL, and COOKING Froy.r.s, ever .offered in Leba
non, Oss:l3nrners for Parlor's Or BOA, Chambers Br his
own make, with a general assortment of Parlor Stoves,
and a large .variety of the hest Cooking 44pves in the
county.or borough, which he.liairmits bakebt roast
IVASII BOILERS con. tent* siren,
and.tbe beat material.
COAL BUCKETS—the larval aliabrtininit ; the hear.
Test iron, mantle best made in LehGOA.
Also, a large stock of TIN WARR, made of the best
material and in a workmanlike manner. Ar. he is a
Practical Workman, and has had ail esiletience of
twenty-live years, he feels confident that he can gire
general satisfiction.
mime Ne takes this method of returning his thanks to his
ehatumers for their liberal sapport, and he
hopes, by striet4 attending to his owzi, busineis and
letting other people's &ion°, to still receive a share of
pupils patronage. JAidES. N. ROORRS.
iffir Particular attention paid to all kinds of Jonansa
such as Roofing,Sporning, &c.; and all work warranted
N OTICE-A PiPIE A LS;
COintrr OrrICA„
Lebanon,.March 2, 1864.
'MOTION is hereby given, that the - Commissioners of
Lebaboil County will hear Appeals by all persons
rated for State and County Tax,. for the year J 684, for
the several Townships and Boroughs of- said county,
at the COMMISSIONERS' -OFFICE, in the Borough of
Lebanon, on the following days, between the hears of
10 o'clock, A. M., and 3 o 'clock, P. AL All pervious in.
terasted,are hereby notified to appear et the time and
place specified:—
BETHEL,
SWATARA,
lINJON,
COLD SPRING _vdo. do -- .- do
EAST HANOVER, THESDAY,
,' APRIL 12
LONDONBERrni . do do
Nefil--TR A lIIIVILLE, do ' do
13° ..' l iTlf ANN:TH.4AB,- . do do
SOUTH' LEBANON, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1 . 3
MILLORKEK, do do
JACKSON, de do •
Haatoalumitit, do do
CORNWALL, THURSDAY, APRIL 15 .
N. LBO. BOROUGH, do ' do
'll-. LEE. TOWNSHIP. do do
LEE. RORO. EAST WARD, FRIDAY, APRIL 15
LEB: BORO. WEST WARD, do do
.4lie- The Appeal. on Militia Eine* attended to on
same days. All yeisoni 'introlle.l4lC9-aubject to data
can attend if they dam.proper. -
THOMAS LESHER, I.Commissioners
PETER FORNEY, of
neon BRusActinn: .. Lebanon county.
Attest.. Crnms Ihniti:edark, , ,-
Commtioalonerf Onleit;rdiblition, Ilac& 9y61, ,
The Largeit Stock :
The Best Assortment
The Cheapest Goods :
AT
GOODYEAR & DIFFENBACIPS
Cheap Cash and Produce Store
pinberiand Street,
• ireib'es Block, Lebanon, Pa.
havelpat received another addition to our al.
ready large Stock of Dry Goods. Groceries,
ttueensware, d cr. •
Full line of Elisakel. Sluff%
do do do Broelts , do
do do do Septa Pis Mis do
do do do MINA Mourning do
do do do Second do r do
Dress Goods.
Foil line of. Frenth Merino all Colors
do do do Cobergs ' Ito do
do do do Alpacas 'do do
do do do Celsius New Styles
do do do Brocba Valour' dd .
do do do Poplins
d do do Valencia's do
(1;3 do do Wool Deletion do
do do do Wool Bopp ,de
do do do Plaids do i -
do do do Fig. Cashmeres.
Magnificent line of Fancy •
do do do Pigr'd 5 Plain Black Mks.'
Balmoral Skirts fcr $2 73 and eiiiiards,
• . • Hoop Skirts,
Pull of Skeletons. at all prices, -
do do do Quaker's Skirts,
Ladies Clotb. .
Drab. Witter Proof. Black and Beaver Cloth'iwine
$1 75 to $3 50 per yawl.
Flannels.
Wool and Cotton Flartnels, at all prime.
Sh irling, flarmals :do do do •
Blanketsdo do de
!Siena' .War.
Cansimeres, Satinetts and Twilling&
Gents' Shawls. very-Cheap. -
Mourning department.
Our "Mourning department is conflicts, consisting
of Single and Double width Detains. -
Shigleand Bomb'," width Cashmeres, '
do do do /apace& "
ilerino:Bombsaines, all Wool,Riopps,
Talenbut; Silk. Stripe Plaids, Delakies. Ca P 9 tt.
goirery,Oloves, Veils, Collars.
English and kitinch Crape, dm-
Call, and look through our Stock and get therlldtter,,
as it is no trouble to show goads. Onr mottb'
Email profifs,`grifek Sides." and good value.
GOODYEAR & Lurrzuneams'
New York Meal CashEtore.
L I LAIMERIII.OI
_
Nes* Gaols „
Goods !
GREAT INDUCEMENTS TO-CAGNIIIYERt.
French Merino ell cOlored. '' -
ENGLISIIVtIERIDR - p.ll colored.
Alt Woof Delains e -all golclrea.
POPLIN DETAMSA&
MONDAY ' Apr%
:a. . do
do • '
EXCITING NEWS-1
CUMBERLAND ST.
Black French Cloth.
BEAVER Over Coating
CLOTH for LADIES, CLOAKS,
from $2,00 to . 0,00.-
Fancy and Black-Cass.
Satinettes,.sold from.sd ets: to tip. -
Bed Check and Tieliing_
Bleached and 1.1 nbl each ed "anal in:
Woolen Stockings.
Shirting, Flannel, Shirting, Fkannel
Calicoes and GingtianiS.:
Woolen and Cotton Hoseiriei.
Ladies' and Gents' Glo'ves..
Hoop Skirts! Hoop Skirts!!
Balmoral :Skirts.
Umbrellas.: "Thohreljas!!.
Linen and Paper Collars.
A full line of
Ladies and Misses. Shawls,,
Woofer)Oocfsl '
A Gerneral-assortaient of
Groceries
L. K. LAUDERMILOM
(0"- All kinds of Country prodnee
taken in exchange for Goods.
=alai MERE. • ram a. um
- A 'New
Cheap Cdsh Store, and Milling and
Grain. Bitiin.e&t:
ITR . nndertilgited haring forasediepartnership lathe
T
SI MCA NTILN; • MILLING:. AND DRAIN nusx-
Nzss, wituid reipectruny invite the attention•of the
to: their ,estahlishments.They will. contine to
keep, it the -late Stand iirsrizirc OEESASIAN
LONG, a most-complete stock of .all; kinds SO 000 PS
usually kept in a country store, which-they will :re
tail Cheap for GAS% or COUNTRY , PRODUCE; , :They
also want to buy for cash
50,000 Bushels of WHEAT, . •
30;000.Bushels
20,000 Bushels of COILIC•
Bushels of OATS.: -
For which they will pay the hikhest MarkekFricen. r —
They will also take GRAIN on STORIOI*. 'Tbe Will keep
always on hand and sell at the lowest prices, COAL, by
the Boat Lead or by the Tent alt kinds of NELL FERD,
SALT,TLASTER, Ac. , - • , ,
iro•-• They , solicit the business elf all their old'firielitle
and the public, and wilt endeavor to deal, seek lib
eral and just principles is will give satisfactkin to all.
• U D ER.R. & LONG.
North Lebanon, March le, 1S(12. '
, ..
REMOVAL - :' - ,
NIEW AND CHEAP ROOT
AND SHOE 'STORE:
Ili - RIC subecriber would respectfully inform. the cit
J_ Mens of Lebanon and vicinity,. that be bas•rernor
ed his ROOT and SHOE STORE to Market• street,uest
door south of MM. Rise's Hotel, Lebanon. Pa. :
--1 - i where liekeeps an
, .. . band is large and well
ssorted stock of all
. - . • kina. of hours and
.a
' - - •'.
' ' - -• SM 0 R S., lie will
Inake„to orAn r' all
--
tialdhihn
-%"*.--;' kind's "
of-BODIAnd
SHOES . , ..suiLat ;Very
. abort n0r06.... Ile - al
.- - •?."-:•Th-: - as keeps - on - AMA s
- ----, --;.- ,7 ;,-
' • ,-, • . • large and }cell,- sort
ad stock of LNAT.II'BIt, such as BBD AND - OAK SOLE
&FATIMA, CALF. AND KIP SKINS, MOROCCO AND
FANCY LEATIIER, KID, LININGS, ROAD BIND
INGS,"&c., and - ail-kinds of Shoemakers , TOOLS AND
FINDINGS, snob na,.I3QOT-TREES, LASTS,ROOT
COEDS and-WEEDS, 1,-AWL-SLAfDES.TICAIYErPUN
ORES, IidAtMERS„.IPINCERES; "!RA'SREi 'PAeKS.—
Constantly on bond an asiorttnent - ofEastidge3Tbreada,
Shoe-nails, Peg-breaks, Sand-atones, Pegv t Eristles, hit
and Shoe Toole of every description. Havieglieen en
gaged in the bium - ness more than agenty years i befeels
satisfied that he Can give; satisfaction' to all who will
favor him with a.call. Shoemakers frm the country
will do well, by • calling on bizabefOre purchasing:mho
where. . - SAMUEL. lAUCK.
Lebanon, Jan. 27 UM. -. ' •
G. I. ATKINS &
fI
lar JIVING united in the .BOOT and 8/10E'lle - agr' ss,
k and from their determination to bniarnet . :na4 acid
make none but the best of work,, they feelliliesoliciting
a large of public patronage. They*Gt.iiiWaya - be toned
at their OLD STAND, 'Raw Bunutao,) in lifinkei.micet,
nearly opposite TFTdow Rise's itottliere* thej , will be
ready to serve and please their customers.` •
They have now on hand a largeareortment of
BOOTS, SHOES, TRUNKS,
CARPET BAGS, &c., which tlM.foffer at oidiacod prim,
*BP' Persons dealing at this 8110 E STORE, can bo
suited with READY-MADE WORK or have it made to
order.. Pr:Bit/act - Um is alwayi Mayrartleif.
SIP• Particular
o ttention given to the. - REPAIRING
Boots and Shoes. ' Ridnisten July
A TKINS & BRO.'S Nevi - Root and. Rine Store is fated:
a,...up in pod, orterfor po,...nfortitn .. a convenience, hob
for ladies and Pentlaiarep.-;"
A TRINS k BlltMS.N owllootitid.elnielibuele fitted
Ale& up in good order for comfortand convenience, both
for ==Ladles atitt Gettionkozi: is!
Ac
TfflNS'k':RßO. p roads el to Iniponateal;ardwiti eft
s Shoes deitVor
to pleaseall whoa Vasitins theta fe7r Dootok
ad
•
ACAIiEMY.
way
'T a n undenagned hereby I:l,km the public that the
Lebanon Academy is MA:intended exchrellWir for
the youth of the Dorough,, brit ilwayi cid, bud still
.does receive pupils froin. abroad... •
Lately . , also, the Director* have imptiiied its general
character, and elevated iteistandard, h fehming mad
mit pupils without the necessary letioliacations,and by
their continued care they hope to false this school to
its primer plarO in the estimation of this community..--
A limited ecimher of popite lit the titsoixel , bade tan be
admitted 'from the Country by applying**,
JACOB.DAPP, Itreatd,mt.
JOSEPH itA ROT; Skretary
or to.OYIWB BOGER, Teacher.
ehir- Tuition for common and higher Ebglish Wench
ea, Ltitin . and °Met. Ora month.
Lebanon, .0 . 11.26, 1863. . .
Straw and Collin `Fodder
• ,_4 NVANTRIO•
too TONS ot WALeiif :iirid'ottiStrik 4 sr. 100 TONS core
Fodder, for widee flit highest market Price I li"'
paid in' caldt,..; daring months ' of,Aprii, MAY and
4iine,itt the Paper 112111 of • SIINN k• ROSS.
Loboios, Feb B 24, 14: • Lebanon, Pa.
• -.
L~s~~r~rr,,PA.
Dry 'Goods;