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Whole No 2886.
Poor House Business.
The Directors of the Poor meet at the Poor
House on the 2d Tuesday of each month.
Attorney at Law,
Office Market Square, Lewistown, will at
tend to business in Mltfliu. Centre and Hunting
don counties mv 26
S. S. CHJLBSRTSCIT,
Attorney at Law,
OFFERS his professional services to the citizens of
Mi til in county. Office with D. VV. Woods, esq.,
Main street, below National Hotel. my 2
■I TEETH Extracted WITHOUT PAIN
by the use of NITROUS OXIDE or
Laughing Gas. Teeth in-erted on all
' s the different styles of bases. Teeth
filled in tlie most approved manner. Special atten
tion given to diseased gums. All work warranted.
Office at Episcopal Parsonage, Corner of Main and
Water Streets. jylS
S3lo Si $0 HP&AljaiHmilMa
OFFERS his professional services to the citizens of
Lewistown and vicinity. All in want of good, neat
work will do well to give him a call.
He may be found at all times at his office, three
doors east of H. M. & R. Pratt's store. Valley street.
M. R. THOMPSON, D. D. S.
HAVING permanently located in Lewistown. offers
his professional services to the ladies and gentle
men of this place and viein
lty. Being in possession
of all the late improve-
AfiWHE . meats in the Dental Profes
-1 lit*' | siou. befiatters himselfthat
Kt- zjs-dri;.- . yhe can give entire satisfac
fFfjffimii Hon to those who may need
I jTrl 'w J) his services in all branches.
of ins profession. Refer
Office west Market street, near Eisenhise's hotel,
where he can be found for professional consultation
from the first Moudav of each month until the fourth
Monday, when he will be absent on professionaTbusi
ness one week. mayio-tl
To Purchasers of Furniture.
R. H. McCLINTIC,
FURNITURE WA RE ROOMS,
West Market St., Lewinlown,
HAS complete CHAMBER SUITS of Walnut, Var
nished and in Oil. Also,
3CTTA33 & PARLOR
together with a large assortment of Fashionable and
CHAIRS, MATTRESSES &c.
Call and see his stock before purchasing elsewhere.
N. B. Metahc and Wood Burial CaseS constantly
on hand. Coffins also made to order, and Fuherafs
attended with a tine Hearse, at short notice.
Lewistown, June 27, ISSb-f-mos
HIGHEST CASH PRICES PUR WHEAT, AND
ALL KINDS OP GRAIN,
or received it on storage, at the option of those
having it for the market.
They hope, by giving due and personal at
tention to business, to merit a liberal share of
t®* PL ASTER, SALT and Limeburners
COAL always on hand
WM. P. McATEE & SON.
Lewistown, Jan 1, 1865.-tf
undersigned are prepared to
buy all kinds of Produce for cash, or receive on
store at Brown's Mills, Reedsville, Pa. We will have
Plaster. Salt and Coal.
We intend keeping the mill constantly running, and
fDJIJiL iJL, A-L
for sale at the lowest Market rates, at all times.
♦S-The public are requested to give us a call.
sep27tf H. ST RUN K A HOFFMAN'S.
WHAT'S ALL THIS?
Why, the Grain Business Reviv
ed at McCoy's old Stand.
THE undersigned, having rented the large
X and commodious Warehouses formerly
occupied by Frank McCoy, esq., is now pre
pared to purchase or receive aud forward
All Kinds of Grain,
for which he will pay market prices. Also,
he will keep for sale, "Salt, Plaster, Coal &
He returns thanks to all his old customers
for their former patronage, and shall feel
grateful for a renewal of past business rela
tions. He has also ac.epted the agency for
.Vercbanta will find it to their advantage
to give him a call.
marl4-ly WJJf. WILLIS.
HAVINO bought the right and license to use and
sell Seth . Drew s improvement in mode of cut
ting boots, which patent consists of cutting w,th but
one seam, and without crimping, we therefore cau
tion all against using or selling boots of this make
in the county of Mitthn. J. v. 8. Smith and S. D.
Byram. Agents lor Pennsylvania and assignors to p.
F. Foop. Shop and Township Rights will be sold bv
P F. Loop. All wishing to avail themselves of this
new and desirable Loot, which is at least twenty-five
per cent, of an advantage to the wearer over the old.
can do so, bv writing to I*. F. Loop Call ami see
June .3. 1866.
JUST received, a* the Lumber Yard of Wm B. Hoff
man k Sons, a full supply of Drv Lumber, inclu
PLASTERING LATH. PALING.
BOARDS, PLANK. JOISTS
Boors and Sash always on hand. Also, 25.000 two-foot
sawed Shingles, all of which wdl be sold for cash
Yard back of East Third street, Lewistown. je!3-v
>lr. Aasby at Last Gets his Post
POST OFFIS, CONFEDRIT X ROADS,
(wieh is in theStaitof Kentucky,)
August 12, 1866.
At last I hev it! Finally it come!
After five weary trips to Washington,
after much weary waitin and much
travail I hev got it. I am now Post
Master at Confedrit X Roads and am
dooly installed in my new position
Ef I ever bed any doubts ez to A. John
son bein a better man than Paul the
Apossle, a look at my commission re
moves it. Ef 1 ketch myself a feelin
that he deserted us onneccssarily five
3'ears ago, another look arid 1133* resent
ment softens into pity. Ef I doubt his
Democrisy I look at that blessed com
mission and am reassured, for a Presi
dent who eood turn out a wounded
Federal soldier and appoint sich a man
ez ME, must be above suspicion
I telt it wuz cornin two weeks ago.
1 received a cirkier from Randall, now
my superior in offis, propoundin these
I. Do 3-00 hev the most implicit faith
in Androo Johnson, in all that he hez
done, all that he is doin, and all that
he may hereafter do ?
2. Do you bleeve that the Philadel
phia Convention will be aconvocashen
uv saints all actuated 113* pure motives,
and devoted to the salvation uv our
wunst happy but now distracted coun
3. Do 3 T ou bleeve that next to A.
Johnson, Seward, Doolittle, Cowan,
and Randall are the four greatest, and
purest, and bestest, and self-sacrificin
est, and honestest. and righteousist
men this country has ever prodoost.
4 Doo 3 T OO bleeve that there is a
partikelerly hot place reserved in the
next world for Trumbull, a hotter for
Wade, and the hottest for Sumner and
5. Do 3-00 approve uv the canin uv
Grinnell by Rosso?
6. Do yoo consider the keepin out
uv Congris eleven sovrin States, a u 11-
constooshnel and unwarranted assump
tion uv power t3* a secshnal congris?
7. Do 3*oo bleeve the present congris
a rump, and that (eleven states bein
unrepresented) all their acts uncon
stooshnel and illegal ceptin them wich
provides for payiji salaries?
8. Do yrtn bleove that the Memphis
and Noo Orleans unpleasantnesses wuz
brot about- by the unholy machina
shens uv them Radical agitators, actin
in conjunction with ignorant and be
sotted niggers to wreak their spite on
the now loyal citizens uv these prop,
erly reconstructed cities?
9. Are yoo not satisfied that the Af
rican citizens uv Amerikin descent kin
he safely trusted to the operations uv
the universal law wich governs labor
10. Are you willin to contribute a
reasonable per cent uv yoor salary to
a fund to be used for the defeat uv ob
jectionuble eongrismen in the disloyal
States north ?
To all uv these inquiries I not onlv
answered yes. but went afore a Justis
uv the Peace and took an atfidavy* to
em. tbrwarded it back and my com
mission wuz fourthwith sent to me.
There wuz a joobilee the nite it ar
riv. The news spread rapidly through
the four groceries uv the town, and
sich another spontaneous outburst uv
joy I never witnessed.
The bells rung, and for a hour or
two the Corners wuz in the wildest
stait uv eggsitement. The citizens
congratoolated each other on the cer
tainty uv the aceeshun uv the Presi
dent to the Dimoeracy, and in their
enthoosiasm five nigger families were
cleaned out, two uv em, one a male
and the tother a female, wuz killed.—
1 hen a perceshun wuz organized as
Two grocery keepers with bottles.
ME, with my commishun pinned onto
a banner and under it written :—" In
this sign we conker."
Wagon with tobacco onto it. A nig
ger on the bottom boards, Bascom. the
grocery keeper, with one foot onto
him, holdina banner inscribed :—"The
Nigger where he oughter be."
Citizen with bottle.
Deekin Pogram's daughter Mirandy
in a attitood uv wallopin a wench.—
Banner:—"We've Regained our Rito,"
Two citizens with bottles tryin to
keep in perceshun.
Two more citizens which bed emp
ty ed their bottles, fallin out by the
Citizens two and two with bottles.
Wagon loaded with the books and
furnitur uv a nigger skool, in a stait
uv wreck, with a ded nigger lay in on
top uv it, wich he I bin captoored with
in the hour. Bam. r:—" My Policy."
The perceshun m<>>ved to the meet
. in lious and Deeh e Pogram takin the
Chair a meetin wuz to wunst organ
ised, wich passed the followin resolu
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 ; 1866.
WHEREAS, The President hez in a
strikly constooshnel manner, relieved
this commoonitv uv an offensive Ah
lishunist appinted by that abhorred ty
rant Linkin, and appinted in his place
a sound constooshnel Democrat, one
whom to know is to lend, therefore
Rfsolved , That we greet the Presi
dent and ashoor him uv our contin
yood support and confidence.
Resolved, That we now consider the
work uv Reconstruction, so far ez this
community is concerned, completed,
and that we feel that we are wunst
more restored to our proper relations
with the federal government.
Resolved, That the glorious defence
made by the loyal Democracy uv Xoo
Orleans agin the combined conven
tioners and niggers shows that free
men kin not be conkered and that
white men shel rule America.
Resolved, That on this happy occa
sion we forgive the Government for
what we did and cherish nary resent
ment agin an3'body.
The resolutions wuz adopted and the
meetin adjourned with three cheers
for Johnson and his polity.
Then came a scene Every last one
uv em hed come there with a note
made out for the amount I owed him
at three months. Kindness of heart
is a weakness of mine, and 1 signed
em all, feelin that ef the mere fact of
writin my name wood do cm any good,
it wood be erooel in me to object to
the little labor required. Bless their
innocent soles, they went uwa}' hap
py. The next moiuin I took posses
shun uv the offis "Am I awake or
am I dreamin," thought I. Xo ! yo !
it is no dream. Here is the stamps,
here is the blanks and here is the com
mishun ! It is troo! it is troo! I
heerd a child across the way singin:—
I'd like to be an angel,
And with the angels stand."
I woo<in t, thought I. I woodn't
trade places with an angel, even up.—
A uffis with but little to do, with tour
grocerys within a stone's throw is ez
much happiness my bilers will stand
without bustin. A angel 4sooth!
PETROLEUM Y. NASBY, P. M.
SPEECHES AT PHILADELPHIA.
Immense Meetings were held in
Philadelphia, during the session ot the
Southern Loyal Convention last week,
which were addressed by many prom
.Speech of Senator Harlan.
Senator Harlan said : I doubt not
a large majority of the multiplied
thousands here to-night aided in 1804
in the election ot the lamented Lin
coln. as President of the United States
That by their votes a Congress met
and enacted laws that resulted in the
suppression of a gigantic rebellion,
and as they stand here to-night, have
no reason to change their political aflil
When individuals commit great
crimes and offenses, they sometimes
seek to avert the odium by changing
their names. So it is with parties. —-
Thus I am not surprised that the Dem
ocratic party, one wing of' which, at
the South, turned .Rebel, and one other,
at the North, sympathized with treas
on. Thus it was appropriate for them
to change their name. But we have
done nothing odious, unless we sinned
in elevating into power some of those
who are now ut the head of the Na
tional Union party. But we remem
ber that in the band of the twelve
Apostles there was one Judas.
Fellow citizens, those who became
traitors and denied their principles
as in the past, were those who bad
been trusted, for Judas carried the bag
and distributed patronage (laughter;;
and the other valiant one, who carried
a sword, said he would never desert
his Lord, or, in later words, 'Hero 1
take my stand, and there is no power
on earth to move me.' ('Hit him
again ') Would it not be well to ex
amine to-night, very briefly, the record
of 'the humble individual who now oc
cupies the Presidential chair?' (Laugh
Now, having had some good fun, we
will have some earnest words. When
we elected Andrew Johnson, wo be
lieved him to be reliable. He did run
well for a season.
If the seed did not wither after it
was sown and had not sprung up, it
was not so much the fault of the sower
as of the soil. Some of the gentlemen
here served with him in the tail of 18(51,
when Secession Senators were abscond
ing from the halls of legislation. We
well remember how he pointed his
finger of scorn, and recollect how he
would hang them 'by the Eternal!'
He even went so far as to vote for
the expulsion of Jesse D. Bright for
having written a letter recommending
a lad to the Rebel service lie voted
for all the war measures; he consented
to serve on the committees where
work was needed. When our armies
through their General had become Me-
Ciellaiiized, lie consented to withdraw
tioin the .Senate and accept the posi
tion ot Brigadier General and Provis
ional Governor of Ten no-see.
In that position he sustained all tiie
gi eat acts of Lincoln's administration.
He declared to a negro audience that
lie would be their Moses, if no other
should arise to lead them out of bon
\\ lien he knew of his nomination as
| Vice President, he declared that if there
i c 'i e but live thousand loyal men in
a State, they shouid he the State.—
1 hese opinions, my countrymen, were
announced by him on every stump,
until through the machinations of the
Rebels, inspired by the devil, he be
came President ot the United States.
In reply to speeches made to him in
! the Executive Chamber, he reiterated
i these opinions.
In a speech to the Indiana delegation
| he said, larceny, burglary and murder,
svero each and all crimes with tixed
punishments, but that treason was a
far weightier crime and must be heav
"j ily punished. Murder, he said, was
: but an offense against an individual;
while treason was an offense against
i the State.
He also declared that, as a Tennes
sean, he would be willing to admit to
the ballot box all colored men who had
j served in the Union army, who could
: read and write, and who were worth
two hundred and fifty dollars in prop
erty. Now, I ask, gentlemen, were not
the radicals justified in claiming him as
More than this: be, as President,
signed, hundreds of bills with his own
hand, having the power then in his
own mind to ratify the measures of
what lie did not then denounce as a
: false Congress.
j Ihe object of the Civil Rights bill
j was to provide tribunals in the South
i eru States where could be heard the
• eases ot oppression against Union men,
be the} - white or black.
Congress thought that if such courts
as military tribunals were necessary,
(such be.ng then in existence, con
demning prisoners to the penitentiary,
to the Dry Tortugas, and to the gal
lows. all receiving the approbation of
the President,) they should be placed
under the jurisdiction of law, and thus
j he rendered responsible for their ac
I ask you now, what was the occa
: sion ot the breach between the Presi
dent and Congress? You may say that
the rupture came from Congress, by
■ joint action, submitted to the States in
I a Constitutional amendment for their
Four principles are expressed in that
First. That every man born in the
United States, or alien who becomes
| naturalized shall be a citizen of the
I. 11 ited States Well, the principle is
avowed b} 7 every country, that all
: within her limits are subjects.
Second. The bill provides that this
main principle shall he pari of our
Third. That if any class were not
allowed to vote they should be exclu
ded in the apportionment of represen
Fourth. It is proposed for the adop
tion of a proviso, that if an}- person
had sworn to support the Constitution
of the United States and afterwards
drawn their sword against the Govern
ment, should never be allowed to hold
Which one of these is against the
provisions of Tennessee, where no
one is allowed to vote or hold office
who is not a loyal man? But, for en
forcing these laws, ratified by Andrew
Johnson, these loyal Tennesseeians are
If I understand it correctly, he de
sires alt men that were elected to Con
gress from the disloyal States shall be
admitted. But Congress is determined
not to admit men who preceded trea
son by perjury. (Cheers.)
But what do they mean by the word
loyal? They mean those who are now
willing to support the Constitution,
though their lips may be polluted and
their hands polluted with Union blood.
Does any one here doubt this? If
there were any room for doubt left, I
ask you to read a paper recently drawn
up in Washington, signed by a few
generals, who, imitating the President,
say Congress is tyrannical in preserib- i
ing conditions which would be humili
ating to Bebel generals. That is, the
men who signed that paper see no dis
tinction between treason and loyalty;
that is between themselves and trait
ors, and I confess I see precious little.
You now comprehend my country
men, I think, what is meant by 'My
policy.' It is to annihilate the distinc
tion between loyalty and treason. To
succeed in these objects what acts were
done by the President? The first
thing was to call a Convention in this
goodly Quaker City, which adopted a
platform on which the whole world
could stand, and I believe it. They
say the greatest harmony prevailed.
'\\ 113",' tluiy sa3",'can'tyou trust them.'
Phey promise well, I say, because
once, with hands uplifted to high Heav
en, they p J -red themselves. Weil,
at the Wig., am they gave a simple
promise. Is that more binding than
their oath was?
It is said the 3' were very harmoni
ous. Well, very natural. My toy book
in 103' bo3"hood told mo there was some
slight dishatmot)3* in every class of
animals except the snakes. Yes, the
malignant copperhead could coil itself
and lie down with its comrades, like
Massachusetts and South Carolina.—
V\ liy, my friends, these men in Massa
chusetts and South Carolina were in
harmony throughout the entire war,
and I appeal to 1113' honored friend
General Butler to confirm the iact.
'1 lie great boa-constrictor from the
South, 1 believe, stretched himself out
in the Wigwam, and the Northern del
egates being very lank and. lean, in
consequence of their long absence
from the public crib, crawled down in
search of post offices. But I may be
asked, what harm can result from the
admission of Rebels into Congress
when they will be largel}' in the ma
I will tell you. The President and
bis recent friends are endeavoring to
elect in these loj'al Slates sufficient
Congressmen to make a majority of
all. Then they will meet in caucus,
decide on their measures, and declare
themselves the Congress. In that cau
cus the South will have a majorit3', and
the Northern men there will yield to
Do you promise me they shall fail in
this? es.' Cheers.) Judging from
this vast assemblage I believe they
Further, the President calls this the
•So-called Congress,' and declares that
lhe3' are interposing every possible ob
stacle to the restoration of the Union.
He tells us he will stand b3' the Cou
stitution to preserve it He declares
that he has been making war on
the enemies of the Union South,
and that now he is warring against
the dislo3"aiisls of the North. Notice,
be denounces Congress us illegitimate,
and tells the soldiers at home to hold
themselves in readiness.
Furthermore he says he has exatn
; incd, and found he could declare him
' self dictator, possess himself of sixt}-
milliou dollars, intrench himself at
Washington, and defy the world.—
Thus he declares, saying that he loves
the people too well to do so, acknowl
edging no superior but the people and
i bis God.
i ask you, young men, is not this
' the language used in history by all the
; upstart kings who overturned their
Governments, and created themselves
First ho declares that he means to
overturn Congress, which he says is
j violating the Constitution. Does he
intend to exclude all the powers of
Congress from the Constitution which
gives Congress the power to elect the
President, when the people fail? also
to impeach all officers who render
themselves liable to it? Yet he declares
that he has no superior but the peop'e
I have detained you too long. I
will simply saj- that, citizens of Penn
sylvania, you cast your votes for Cly
nier for Governor and yon support the
President as the supreme ruler. If
you will elect your gallant Gen. Geary
you will strengthen Congress and de
clare it the rulers of the land.
Speech of Hon. J. >l. Holts.
Mr. Chairman and the hundred
thousand citizens here—l did not ex
pect to make a speech to night, having
accepted an invitation with a promise
not to he called upon lam too poor
in the command of language to ex
press to you the appreciation of this
cordial reception. With Daniel Web
ster 1 will say, '1 still live!' and will
add to it, 'i live to support the Stars
When 1 passed through your streets
iu the great reception procession, 1
felt that I would willingly give five
years of my life to see a like loyal
demonstration in my uative State,
though, on reflection, I should prefer
to give the last five years. We are
witnessing a singular spectacle in be
holding the President and his Secreta
ry of State parading through thecoun
try. While tho President is warring
upon Congress, the Secretary is utter
ing puerile jokes in revealing Cabinet
secrets at banquet boards.
Here you have but now heard a late
Cabinet officer speaking earnest words
to 3*ou. Wbo is the greater man and
patriot, tbe minister who remains iu
Office to eat the bread and butter of
dependency, or be who resigns his
position for the love of his country?
Fellow-citizens, we are all desirous
of seeing the Union restored. We
want it established on a solidarity.
We want it permanent, to abid6 with
Vol. LVI. No. 36.
lis forever We want a Union that'
\\ ill allow every man, woman and child
to gs> where and when he pleases and
say what he thinks is the truth. The
other demands the reconstruction on
terms that surrenders the fruits of
victory to Rebel bands.
The Pr esident is engaged in an elec
tioneering tour, to the sorrow j>f loyal
men, and to the rejoicing of copper
heads and traitors. I have never be
fore deuounoed President Johnson, but
I must say he is dishonoring his eoun
try and disgracing himself.
YV ho can read without a blush of
shame for the disgrace ho has done to
our own manhood, to speak such a
speech as he did at Cleveland yester
What a speech to send abroad to
President Johnson said he had left
behind 'his dignity.' He told the
truth then, I am sure. ("Laughter.)
lie said he had deft the President be
hind.' I am sure he had more the
tailor with him than the President.—
With all the talk from the Rebel
adherents they do not care a straw
about representation in Congress un
less they are sent themselves. And I,
fellow-citzens, do not want to be repre
sented, or my State to be represented,
if it must be by a secessionist or trait
With God for my support, I will
ever stand up for my country. I have
served forty years in public life, and
have tried to live for my countrymen.
I have been imprisoned eight'weeks
and a day in a Rebel dungeon, and I
am willing to go to the gallows, if need
be, for my country. While I endorse
and will support all that Congress has
done, I condemn them because they
have not done enough; have not used
all the power rightfully ready to their
hands. 1 will now tell you how to do
Declare by law that every man in
the South and in the North who has
made himself voluntarily a citizen of
the Confederate Government, de jacto
not dp jure, has disfranchised himself
and renounced his country. These
men have forfeited all rights to citizen
ship, and to be restored they must ac
cept whatever terms you propose. As
a condition of restoration make it ob
ligatory that 110 man who voluntarily
rebelled shall ever hold an office.
. (Suppose the President pardons Jeff
Davis, what then?) He cannot make
a foreigner a citizens. He may par
don a felon, but cannot make him an
honest man. That is the remedy.—
Let me tell you while you talk about
the pardoning power, that for the last
six months I have been working to
prove that there is no power to pardon
any Rebel citizen Ido not ask that
Congress shall consider that ques
tion, or refer it to the Courts for their
That mischievous plotter, Montgom
ery Blair, has told you again and again
that there may be two Presidents and
two Congresses. It is upon great con
stitutional grounds I stand here to de
clare that ifPresident Johnson intends
any such an act of treason, he is guilty
of the foulest treason. I have been
established in my views by studying
the decisions ofChief Justices Marshall
and Taney, and by reading the delib
erations of the great men who framed
I say to every Congressman within
the reach of my voice, that if they do
not, on their assembling, investigate
closely the acts of the President,
respecting the massacre of New Or
leans, and they do not impeach him,
they will signally fail in their duty.
Secretary referred to the
•pow-vow' They showed
their putting muzzles like
dogs upon th : Jrßouthern men; thus
compelling thto remain as they had
never been bewein a Democratic con
vention—sibSgL, But when they made
the platfbrrujphey did, it was a magni
ficent cheaj. and an insult to the in
telligence loyal men.
We havtf&eard in the afternoon pa
pers that|sie Rebels had seized the
Capital of that is not true-
But Gov. | has received a des
patch that the Rebels have
called a (JLpvention for the 13th inst.,
to of the State.
Oh. ifjpy words could only reach
my deludjP countrymen, I would warn
them in ' jrilling tones of the dreadful
nature •/* the exterminating contest
they arbdrawing upon themselves.
The jjbellion is crushed as far as
arms ajgl ammunition are concerned,
but truth to God and justice to my
country, compels me to declare that
the spir-t of rebellh tenfold great
er than in 1861, secretion times. Ido
not think that in Tennessee they will
dare to while Gen. Thomas
is there; nbr will the president dare to
do treas.en while Gen. Grant remains
at the head of the army. (Three groans
for Johnson and three cheers for Gen.