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alteration, and of allowing the candidate of
the convention to be consulted in the mat
ter of selecting the chairman.
Mr. Cochran, of York, also urged the
importance and propriety of consulting the
nominee upon the question.
Further discussion was participated in
by Messrs. McClure, Kunkel, and Cessna,
tlu- latter asking to be excused from fur
ilicr service iu the position indicated.
Mr. McClure finally withdrew hits amend
The resolutions relative to Congress,
Lieutenant General Grant, Governor Cur
tin, and others, were received with contin
On motion of O. J. Dickey, ol Lancas
ter, the convention proceeded to ballot for
a candidate for Governor. Mr Cessna hav
ing been nominated, declined to be a can
didate, and expressed the intention of cast
ing his vote for'that man whose name
promised to ensure more strength for the
Union cause than any other.
The first ballot resulted as follows ; Maj.
Gen. John W. Geary received 81 votes ;
Winthrop W. Ketchum, 30 votes : Gen.
Harry White, 3 votes.
On motion of Mr. Council, ol Philadel
phia, the nomination was made unanimous,
amid intense enthusiasm.
On motion, a committee, cousisting of
R. P. King, Geo. V. Lawrence and Wm.
B. Mann, was appointed to wait upon the
successful candidate, and also upon the
gentleman whose names had been mention
ed before the convention, and invite them
to address the meeting.
During the absence of the committee the
convention called upon Hon. Thomas Mar
shall, of Alleghany, for some remarks. Mr.
Marshall endorsed the nomination, and
stated that in a conversation he had had
wiith General Geary, that gentleman ex
pressed his endorsement of the course of
Thaddeus Stephens. If he stood up in the
position lie then announced, he would re
ceive such a majority in Alleghany county
as would make Heister Clymer wish he
had never reeeived a nomination,
i Laughter and cheers.]
Hon. John Cessna was next called upon.
He congratulated the convention and the
loyal men of the country upon the result of
the deliberations of that body, and he then
referred to the importance of the struggle
upon which they were about to enter.
Those who had predicted division and con
tention in the Union ranks would soon be
undeceived, for Pennsylvania was as much
in earnest now as she had been in the war.
Addresses were also delivered by Messrs.
A. K. McClure and Galusha A. Grow.
Major General Geary, the candidate of
the convention, was then introduced by
He expressed his appreciation of the
high compliment which had bestowed up
on him, and accepted it in the hope that iie
might be made fully sensible of the great
responsibilities which devolved upon him,
and that he might be strengthened with
a sincere purpose to advance the true prin
ciples of humanity and the true interests
of the country. He accepted the nomina
tion with the firm and unfaltering deter
mination to sustain the great principles of
equal justice which underlie our republi
can institutions, and a hearty endorsement
of the principles embodied in the platform.
He received it also as due to the three
hundred and fift\ thousand soldiers of the
State ol Pennsylvania, who had done bat
tle valiantly for their country and for lib
erty. He assured the convention that as
far as he possessed the ability, with the
aid of intelligent Union men of the State,
the coming grand political contest should
be fairly and honorably conducted to its
legitimate termination aud a still grander
Hon. Winthrop W. Ketchum, of Luzerne;
General Morchead, of Alleghany ; Colouel
Harry White, of Indiana county; Hon.
John Scott, and William B. Mauu, follow
ed in endorsement of the nomination.
The greatest excitement prevails in the
city to-night. Bands arc playing, the peo
ple are cheering, guns are being fired, and
there are all possible manifestations of joy.
After General Geary had spoken, the
billowing despatch was read amid great
excitement and applause :
Hon John TP. Forneg, Harrisburg:
My acquaintance with General Geary is
of long standing. 1 knew him in Califor
nia, Mexico, and during the rebellion. It
gives nie great pleasure to bear testimony
ti> his most excellent character us a mili
tary leader and as an honorable man. I
know of no officer who has performed his
whole duty with more fidelity than Gen.
Deary. JOSEPH HOOKER,
Maj. Gen. Coin'g.
Loud calls were made for Colonel For
ney, who, it was announced, had left Har
risburg-. There being no further business,
the convention adjourned sine die, with
cheers. J. R. D.
Already the hungry Democratic'
politicians are swarming in Washington !
lor their pay and provender. Now that
the President has declared against Con-;
grcss, and taken open ground for the ad-'
mission and representation of impenitent
and unprepared rebel States,the Democrats
are asking wages, even in advance of their :
support. It is announced that the l'resi- ;
dent intends to conduct his canvass inside !
of the Union party ; in other words, to !
make no apuointments except from the i
men who voted for him and Mr. Lincoln in
1864. Should this intention be fulfilled, it :
will soon create a mutiny among the Dem- ;
ox-racy. Three years of exclusion from 1
patronage, added to the five that have al-1
ready gone, will be more than they can >
bear : and, unless their ravenous appetites |
arc appeased, we may look for a new rcvo-;
hit ion, and probably a fresh repetition of 1
their old attacks upon Andrew Johnson.
A i FAIRS ix TEXAS —Get). Custer has ar-'
rived in Washington from Texas. He gives '
rather a gloomy account of political affairs !
in that State. There is little, if any, foyal
ity outside our lines, and if our troops were j
withdrawn there would be none anywhere, j
Greenbacks are but seldom acknowledged i
to have any value, and gold and silver are ,
the circulating medium. In many places
greenbacks will nut buy food or fuel. The
idea that they will ever be paid is but sel
dom entertained. Matters are daily grow
test- The new residence of Gen. GRANT '
at Washington is one of a block built some
ten years ago by Senators DOUGLAS, RICE '
an i BRECKINRIDGE as their metropolitan res
idence while in office. Government has j
used the whole block as a hospital during !
the rebellion. The house adjoining Gen.
GRANT'S belongs to AI.FRED LEE, a sagacious j
and highly lespected colored man, a flour- 1
dealer, and reported to be worth $200,000.
teat'- N. M. Bi FFINC.TOX, of Fall River,
whose toreged to the amount of $90,000
have commented on, is a very respectably
c onnected young man, and the forgeries ;
grew out of bis fears to disclose a loss of 1
$20,000 which he made in speculating with 1
sntli x's goods in the I'otomac Army. One
i ntire cargo was seized because contraband
whiskey was found among it He Ims been '
trying to hide this loss
NEWS FROM ALL NATIONS.
- -South American news to February 3d
has been received. The war is stUl in progress,
and more armed vessels had been dispatched to
thejPlatu. Preparations (were being made for an
active campaign on land. Two skirmishes had al
ready taken place.
—The War Department has promulgated
a circular showing the changes of mustering offi
cers, commissaries, and assistant commissaries of
musters during the month of February, 1866.
—Prominent citizens of Texas have trans
mitted to the freedmen's bureau a strong endorse
ment of the official conduct and patriotism of the
assistant commissioner of that State.
—A report is current in New York that
the steamer City of London, which sailed from
that city on Saturday, has been captured by a Fe
—Anthracite and bituminous coal have
been found at the Falkland Islands. The British
Government intends fortifying the place.
—The Texas State Convention has be
fore it an ordinance declaring void the State debt
contracted during the war.
—The long search for the murderer of
the Joyce children in the woods near West Box
bury, Mass., on the 12tli of June last, has resulted
in his probable discovery in the person of a con
vict sent to the State Prison for burglary at Wor
cester soon after the murder. He is a desperate
fellow, and confessed to have served in both the
rebel and Union armies, and to have committed a
murder in South Carolina.
—The harbor of Chicago is open. One
vessel has arrived with a cargo of wood from a
Michigan port, and in a few days a fleet of coast
ers will leave for various points. The latest ad
vices from the Straits of Mackinaw are to Feb. 20,
at which date the ice was not very thick. It is
confidently anticipated that the Straits will be
oben and navigation between Chicago and the
lower lakes resumed by the middle of April at fur
—ln the Missouri Legislature, the bill
prohibiting returned rebels from wearing arms was
defeated for want of a constitutional majority. The
vote stood, thirty-nine to forty-five. One more
vote was needed to make a majority.
—The St. Louis Democrat says that the
upper rivers are now open' to travel, after an ice
embargo of almost unprecedented duration. There
! has been a large increase of steamboat arrivals and
departures, and a scarcity of tonnage for the freight
i —The case of Gen. N. B. Forrest being
called up in the United States Court at Memphis,
on the Oth inst., his counsel asked for a continu
! ance, on the ground that Gen. Forrest is now sick
I with the small-pox. The application was granted.
—lt is said that the rebel Secretary
Military, now in Fort Lafayette, at the urgent so
licitation of several physicians, will soon be re
leased and allowed to join his family, who are re
: siding in Connecticut.
—Gen. Hitchcock was knocked down
at Washington by a runaway horse and carriage
1 and seriously bruised, though not dangerously.
--The message sent to Gov. Brownlow,
of Tennessee, urging him to beware of assassina
tion, is said to be a canard.
, —An order has been issued to quarau
j tine all the ports of Texas, on account of official
notices of the prevalence of cholera in the West
; —The lowa House of Representatives
j has passed the Senate resolutions demanding the
: speedy trial of Jeff Davis for treason.
—Governer Wells, of Lousiaua, has or
dered municipal elections on the 12th instant.
—A Cabinet Council lias been held in
| Canada, and it was resolved to call out 10,000 vol
unteers for the protection of the frontier from Fen-
I ian raids.
—The death sentence of the guerillas
Wells and Berty has been commuted to fifteen
; years' imprisonment by General Palmer.
—New Brunswick has warned American
fishermen off from the inshore fishing ground af
f ter the 17th instant.
—The Texas State Convention has made
j provision for the election of State officers as soon
ias practicable. Negro suffrage is opposed, but an
. effort to base representation in the Legislature on
the number of free persons tailed.
—A fire at Titusviile, on the 7th, de
stroyed the Manor house and fifteen other build
ings. Loss SIOO,OOO ; insured for $25,000.
—Ex-Governor Graham, of North Caro-
I Una, wishes to be examined by the Reconstruction
—Another circular relative to the sol
diers buried in the National Cementry at Alexan
' dria has been issued by the Quartermaster Gen
' eral. The list of names numbers 3001.
—The Canadian Militia guarded the Sus
pension Bridge on the night of the 7th instant
| against the Fenians. The raid is reported to have
j beeii postponed to St. Patrick's day.
—The Montreal militia is under arms to
I resist the Fenians, who, 10,000 strong, are said to
1 have captured Navy Island, a small islet in the St.
Lawrence, near the city.
! -The soldiers' Convention assembled in
j Harrisburg Thursday. A number of distinguished
i and well-known officers were present. Resolutions
j were adopted authorizing Major General Hartranft
; to issue a call to discharged soldiers of the State
1 to assemble in convention, to be held in the city
; of Pittsburg not later than May loth.
-Wisconsin and Minnesota, by vote of
j their Legislatures, sustain the action of Congress
:in reference to the freedmen's bureau bills. Iu
legislature ot the latter State, a resolution favor
ing the policy of Andrew .Tolinson was voted
j do mi.
—The remarkable Fenian excitement in
Montreal. Toronto, and other Canadian cities seems
j to continue, and there are new and very marvelous
j statements representing the warlike aspect of
i things along the frontier.
—The Rhode Island Legislature has pas-
I sed a bill prohibiting the exclusion of children
i from any public school on account of color or race.
, The law goes into effect on the 15th of May next.
—The Clearfield Raft man's Journal says
that large quantities of lumber are being rafted-in
preparatory to being run to the eastern market.— |
The sudden cold weather has somewhat interfered
with the rafting-in, but as soon as the water will
permit, large quantities of lumber will be sent to j
—The firm of Vanetta, Friedman & Co., i
tobaconiste of Chicago, have been mulcted in the !
sum of $17,500 for making fraudulent Internal ;
Revenue returns of their respective incomes.
—The city of St. l'aul, Minn., having re- j
fused to settle a claim of $15,000 which the Gas '
Company alleges is due them, gas has been shut '
off from the streets and public buildings.
J. M. Redenour, an old and generally 1
known citizen of Cincinatti, committed suicide on r
the Bth inst., by jumping oveaboard from the Vine- i
—The assessed valuation ol the real
and personal property of Illinois, in 1865, was
about $35,000,000 over 1*64.
—The health of the venerable LEWIS !
Cass is rapidly failing. He scarcely sits up at all, |
and bis death is daily expected.
Towanda, Thursday, March 15, 1866.
THE UNION STATE CONVENTION.
The Union State Convention, which met
at Harrisburg 1 last week, placed in nomina
tion as the candidate for Governor, Gen. .1.
W. GEARY, and adopted resolutions which,
though temperate and diguilied in their
tone, are nevertheless unmistakable in their
meaning. The action of the Convention
meets our unqualified approbation. The
candidate for Governor, is a soldier who iias
made his reputation on the battle-field, who
enjoys the love of his comrades, and the
lull confidence of the people. His past re
cord proves pirn to be a true friend of the
Union. As such he sympathizes with the
cause of the people, as against the usurpa
tions of the one-man power which seeks to
render fruitless the victories earned by such
gallantry as that displayed by Gen. GEARY
on the battle-field. His heartfelt sympa
thies are with the cause for which he has
perilled his life, and shed his blood.
We commend the resolutions to the care
ful perusal of our readers. There can be
no mistaking their meaning, as there was
no misunderstanding the feelings of the
body of which they are the voice. Unlike
the resolutions of the Copperhead Conven
tion, which met but two days previous, they
meet all the great questions of the day,
fully and squarely. The terrible apostacy
of President JOHNSON is fully recognized,
while they affectionately invite his return
from the paths into which lie has strayed,
that he may look for support to the party
which placed him in power and assure him
that recreancy to the principles of the Union
party will meet with no encouragement
from the true men of the Keystone.
The resolution endorsing Gen. is
one of the most significant of the whole se
ries. It applauds his generalship, whilst
it points out the highest source of his re
nown, his "unfaltering and uncompromising
loyalty," and the significant and honorable
fact, that "at no period of our great strug
gle has his proud name been associated
with a doubtful patriotism, or used for sinis
ter purposes by the enemies of our common
country." This deserved compliment to
Lieut. Gen. GRANT contains a terrible re
buke to the man who now by the dispensa
tion of Providence occupies the Presiden
tal chair. ll brings vividly into view
the endorsement of JOHNSON by the Copper
heads of the North, and their friends, the
Rebels of the South. The peans of praise
now being sung to the recreant President
by the red-handed Secessionists, are evi
dence to the loyal masses of the "doubtful
patriotism" of the man whom they have
placed in power, and that the "enemies of
our common couut.iy," see in his eccentric
and wayward course, aid and comfort in
their unholy schemes to subvert and over
throw the cause of Freedom.
The lesser traitor Senator COWAN is in
formed that lie has forfeited the confidence
of those to whom he owes his place, and is
most earnestly requested to resign. Of
course, he will not do any such thing.
Such recreants never have sufficient self-re
spect to induce them to respect the wishes
of their constituents.
The nominee of the Convention will be
electeil by an overwhelming majority, lie
is emphatically the candidate of the sol
diers of the State. Against him is placed
as a candidate Senator CI.VMER of Berks, an
able man, of unexceptionable private char
acter, who is a proper representative of the
disloyal, Copperhead party of the State.
The issue is squarely made up, between
loyalty and disloyalty. Gen. GEARY has
proved his patriotism upon the battle-field,
whilst Mr. CI.YMF.R in the Senate of Pennsyl
vania, has aided and abetted the enemies
of the Union, by bis efforts to embarrass
the successful prosecution of the war. 'Un
people will record their verdict in October*
and there can be no doubt as to what that
verdict will. be.
GENERAL GEARY'S EARLY CAREER.
General J. W. GEARY, the Union candi
date for Governor, is now only forty-six
years of age. He was born in Westmore
land county, in this State. Losing his
father in earl}' life, he became the only stay
of his mother, and supported her by teach
ing a village school. He was educated at
Jefferson College, Washington county,
Pennsylvania He served through the Mex
ican war with great distinction, having
served as lieutenant colonel of the 2d Penn
sylvania Regiment, and fought in QUITMAN'S
division in the battles of "La Hoya," "Cha
pultapec," "Garita de Helen," and "City of
Mexico." On the return of the regiment,
Col. GEARY and his command were publicly
honored by an immense concourse of peo
ple at Pittsburg, the eminent WILLIAM WII
KIS.S being the orator. In 1849 Col. GEARY
was appointed postmaster of San Francis
co. California, by President POLK, in the
same year he was elected Jirst alcalde of the
city, an office of great importance in the
condition of that new American State, re
quiring executive talent, energy, courage,
and integrity. In 1850 by was elected
mayor of San Francisco. After filling other
high and responsible posts with ability, he
returned to Pennsylvania in 1852, and re
mained at his farm, in Westmoreland, til'
he was appointed Governor of Kansas, by
President PIERCE. His record in that diffi
cult post, aud his brilliant military conduct
in the rebellion, will furnish material for a
more extended article. We merely note
these points in his early career for present
The Demociatic politicians of this !
State have had several consultations with
President Johnson during the last two
weeks, relative to their ticket and platform.
He freely advised and earnestly co-opera
ted with them to secure the defeat of the
Union party. Gov. Bigler was the last
bearer of his wishes to the copperheads of
THK VETO MESSAGE.
The veto message of the Freeduieit'B Bu
reau bill, is an extraordinary document,
and has awakened a lively interest through
out the country. When we remember that
the Freedmeu'e Bureau has been in exist
auce for a year, operating under the Presi
dent's direction, that much that was done
under the law was without authority, that
the law expires in May, and that the chief
purpose of the bill which has been vetoed
was to legalize the acts of the Bureau, and
extend its operations until Congress should
see proper to discontinue it, tire conduct of
the President, in the premises, seems
strange. The more so too, that he has ad
mitted the necessity of the further contin
uance of the Freedmen's Bureau, by favor
ing its passage through Congress, and
since the veto message, by authorizing its
chief to keep it in operation, for which act
he had no sanction of law ; and, as if to
make his inconsistency still more glaring,
he declares as the first objection to the
bill, " that there is no immediate necessity
for the proposed measure." It may well
be asked, it this be true why is the Presi
dent called upon to authorize its continu
When the President says " 1 share with
Congress the strongest desire to secure to
the Freedmcn the lull enjoyment of their
freedom and their prosperity, and their en
tire independence and equality in making
contracts for their labor," he is certainly
taking a strange way of showing his re
gard for the biacks, by vetoing the very
measure which was designed to protect
them against fraud and outrage. For the
President knows very well, as does every
man of common intellect in the country,
that a persistent effort has been made by a
large majority of the southern people, since
the war, to oppress, to defraud and injure
in every possible way, the negroes ; and
that the main object of creating the Freed
men's Bureau, was to counteract this hos
tile legislation, and individual barbarous
treatment. He knows too, that the effici
ency of the Bureau in tin's respect, lias been
very great ; and that it required all its
power and energy to thwart the devilish
policy and infernal practices of the rebels
towards their former bondmen. Still the
President destroys this only means of de
fence, while he proposes to be anxious
about the welfare of the blacks. How can
he reconcile such palpable inconsistency ?
Then the President complains that the
agents who are to be appointed by the
Freedmen's Bureau, and who are to decide
upon questions arising between the rebels
and their former slaves, " may be stran
gers, entirely ignorant of the laws of the
place, and exposed t<> the errors of judg
ment tn which all men are liable." Is this
not a singular objection ? Does the Presi
dent expect to appoint any man to oflice
who is not liable to the errors of judgment
common to all men ? As we look at it, if
lie will adhere to such a rule he will never
make any appointments. Is this objection
not the prompting of caprice or passion?
Again, says the President, " let us not
unnecessarily disturb the commerce and
credit and industry of the country, by de
claring to the American people, and to the
world, that the United States are still in a
condition of civil war." So that by passing
a law regulating the Freedmen's Bureau,
we declare to the world " that we are still
in a condition of civil war !' ! W hat an in
ference to draw from this act? lie must
have been hard pressed for arguments to
sustain his veto. Is lie in earnest in this?
Does he think any one believes -lie is?
And further, the message says that the
Freedmen's Bureau ''was one of the many
great and extraordinary measures to sup
press a formidable rebellion." This will be
news to many. The rebellion was about
crushed when the bill passed creating the
Freedmen's Bureau, and before the law was
fairly in operation, the rebellion was really
at an end ; yet, according to this message,
it was one of the measures projected to
crush a formidable rebellion. Marvelous !
and in the next paragraph the President
says, "tiie institution of slavery for the
military destruction of which the Freed
men's Bureau was called into existence as
an auxiliary." What a wonderful measure
this Freedmen's Bureau is ! In one place
it is colled into being to suppress a formid
ab e rebellion, and in another, for the "mil
itary destruction of Slavery." And pray,
what is meant by the military destruction
ot Slavery? This portion of the veto mes-
sage is too deep for us.
But why follow up the frivolous, not to
say ridiculous pretexts which are given us
as reasons for this veto message. To say
that they are embodied in a great State
Paper emeiiating from the President of the
1 nited States, and that President elected
by Republican votes, is humiliating enough
to us. Those of our readers who wish to
see a more thorough exposition of the
weakness of this veto message, should read
the able speech of Senator TRT MIH 1.T.. It is
an overwhelming reply
Only a few weeks since the President de
clared in substance, that in the main he was
with the party that had elected him to of
fice ; and the Freedmen's Bureau was one
of the measures of that party, called for by
the necessities of the tunes, and designed
especially to aid in the restoration of har
mony and prosperity in our distracted and
wasted country. This the President knows,
and up to the issuing ol the veto message,
the great body ol' the Republican parly
supposed him to be friendly to it ; and we
had published and lauded his declarations
of sympathy with the loyal people of the
land, yet before the echoes of tisese lauda
tions have ceased vibrating we are shocked
and mortified with a veto message that no
sensible or honest man could issue. For
do think .1 sensible man would not urge
such flimsy pretexts as objections to a
measure, nor would an honest man prevar
icate and misrepresent as is done in this
message. We say these things with deep
regret, and heartily wish it was otherwise;
but as a public journalist, we must give
expression to our honest convictions. The
President's character, like that of every
other man's, is in his own keeping ; and
when he is guilty of such tergiversations as
have characterized his public acts during
the last few weeks, he must suffer tlie con
FROM EUROPE.— The steamer City of J log
ton arived at New York Sunday afternoon,
with Queenstowu dates to the Ist iust.—
The news from England is interesting and
important. A rumor was current that Earl
RUSSEI.I. had tendered his resignation, and
had recommended Her Majesty to send for
the Duke of Somerset to form a new .Min
istry. Jt was reported, on the authority of
the l'atl Matt Gazette, that the Queen was
seriously indisposed : and though the ru
mor was immediately contradicted, it was
generally believed to have some foundation
in fact. The Fenian excitement was slow
ly abating ; but arrests were still numer
ous, and the stampede of "American Feni
ans" from Ireland was still brisk. The re
port of Mr. BANCROFT'S oration on the late
President occasioned a great amount of in
dignation in Eugland, and the comments of
the London Times on the taste and animus
of the orator arc; angry and severe.—
American securities show a steady advance
haviug reached 71 i, an advance of nearly
two per cent, on previous rates. The news
from the continent is not of special impor
tance. The revolution in the Daubian Pro
vinces was creating some uneasiness, chief
ly in regard to the designs of Russia.
PROCEEDINGS OP CONGRESS
WASHINGTON, Thursday March 8.
In the Cnited States -Senate, a number
of petitions were presented and referred.
The Committee on Finances was discharged
from the further consideration of the peti
tion of the New York Union League to grant
to Mrs. Lincoln the amount of salary for
the whole term for which her husband was
elected, as the subject has already been
acted upon. Mr. Poland offered a resolu
tion to amend the Constitution so as to pro
vide that no person who has been or shall
engaged in rebellion against the United
States shall exercise the elective franchise
or hold office. Referred to the Committee
on Reconstruction. Mr. Henderson, of Mis
souri, offered resolutions declaring that the
late rebellion was a contest between free
dom and slavery; that when the laws were
resisted by the attempted secession, Con
gress alone has the power to suppress the
insurrection ; that whether the insurrec
tion thus organized has been .-oppressed or
not is to be determined by Congress, and
not by the Executive alone ; that in the at
tempted secession the people of the rebel
lious States severed their political connect
ion established by their State governments
with the Federal government ; that the
Union is not restored until State govern
ments in thof-e States, republican in form,
shall have been established and recognized
by the Federal government, and that the
Committee on Reconstruction be requested
to inquire at once into the propriety and
expediency of providing by law for the re
organization and re-establishment of State
governments in the seceding States. The
resolutions were ordered to be printed. The
constitutional amendment relative to repre
sentation was taken up and was debated
by Messrs. Morrill, Wilson and Yates. An
Executive session was then held. Ad-
The House of Representatives passed the
Senate resolution appropriating $15,000 to
reimburse Miss Clara Barton for money ex
pended in the search for missing soldiers.
Mr. Boutwell, of the Committee on Recon
struction, presented the views of the mi
nority, himself, and Mr. Washburne of Illi
nois, in regard to the admission of Tennes
see. The Secretary of War, by resolution,
was directed to furnish all orders issued by
Oommissioners and Assistant Commission
ers of the Freedmen's Bureau. The Judi
ciary Committee reported the bill to facili
tate commercial, postal and military com
munication among the several States. Post
poned until Tuesday.next. A bill providing
that the United States Supreme Court shall
hereafter consist of one Chief Justice and
eight Associate Judges was passed. The
bill restricting the fees of soldiers' claim
agents' fees to $lO was discussed and was
then recommitted. The Senate bill to pro
tect all persons in the United States in their
civii rights, and furnish the means of their
vindication, was taken up and was debated
by Messrs. Broomall, Raymond, Delano, and
Kerr. The bill went over for a day. A
number of bills were introduced and were
WASHINGTON - , Friday March !.
In the United States Senate, Mr. Trum
bull offered a resolution asking the Secre
tary of War what legislation is necessary
to fix and establish the position of the Chi
cago and Rock Island Railroad. Adopted.
A number of petitions 011 various subjects
were presented. The bill to extend the
time for the withdrawal of goods troin pub
lic stores and bonded warehouses was called
up, and made the special order for Monday.
The constitutional amendment relative to
representation then came np in order, and
was discussed at great length by Messrs.
Fessendeu, Yates, Sumner, Wilson, and
others. A number of amendments were of
fered and rejected The original proposi
tion, as it came from the House, was then
voted upon, and failed, yeas 2">, nays 22
not two-thirds. A motion to reconsider
prevailed, and the subject was postponed
till Tuesday. Adjourned tiil Monday.
In the House of Representatives, an
amendment to the Internal Revenue act
was passed. A bill regulating the salaries
of Judges in the District of Columbia was
read and referred. The bill to protect all
persons in the United States in their civil
rights was recommitted to the Judiciary
Committee. The House then went into
Committee of the Whole on the Reciproc
ity bill. Messrs. Bingham, Shellabarger
and \\ ilson discussed the matter, and the
vote resulted in 06 yeas to 58 nays—adopt
ing Mr Stevens' amendment. The duty on
lumber was increased by another amend
inent. On Saturday the House will sit only
as a Committee of the Whole on the Presi
dent's message. Evening sessions were
announced from this week. An amend
ment to the Constitution was asked for by
Mr. O'Neill, of Pennsylvania, making rep
resentation dependent on the number of
voters, instead of on the whole population..
Petitions were also presented for the fur
ther increase of duties on imports f'oni
Philadelphia laboring men, and the House
The ex-rebel Vice President Ste
phens has been relieved of his parole by
the President, which restricted him to the
State of Georgia, and he is about to visit
Washington. Why does Jeff- Davis lan
guish in prison while bis associates and
cabinet officers in treason are deemed prop
er legislators for the Union?
jfearThe Superintendent of Freedmen's
Villages lias been lußtructf'd by Major-Gen
0. O. Howard todivide the Arlington estate
lying east xif the road into five acre lots, to
|be rented on written agreements to the
1 freedmen. the rent to he paid at each har-
I vesting of the crops. Fifteen acres on the
west side of the road arc assigned to be
divided and rented in the sarin- manner.—
j About 20 acres to be as a garden by the
i dependents of the Freedmen's village.— j
! This estate is not confiscated property,and
i therefore cannot revert to the heirs at the
i death of the owners ; but it was sold for
taxes and purchased by the Government
; for the purpose to which it is now being
i ~ """
ARRAIGNED FOR MURDER. —B. W. Greene, j
of Hartford, Conn., who killed his wife by
; cutting her throat about thn e months ago,
| and afterwards attempted to take bis own
I life, was arraigned in the Hartlonl Police
! Court on Thursday and pleaded not guilty.
1 'u- complaint against Croon was for wil
lil, deliberate murder, with malice afore
ti long lit; but, although the status says
"all prisoners shall, before conviction, be
bailable by sufficient securities, except far '
'■n/iilnl offences, where the proof is evident,
or the presumption great," Greene, much
| to the public surprise, was admitted to bail
in $25,000. Sureties were at band in court.
ISaT-The great Cincinnati bridge about j
1 to be suspended across the Ohio will, it is
! said, be the longest in the world, being
! over two thousand feet longer than the sus
pension bridge over the Niagara river, and
five hundred and forty feet longer than the
Menai bridge in England. Its total span j
j will be one thousand and fifty-seven yards.
The massive stone piers tower one hundred
and ten feet over the floor ol the bridge,
and two hundred feet above their founda- j
tions. One year is the period allowed for
PETERSON, in whose house Pres
ident LINCOLN died, has received $203 50
from the Government for alleged damages
to his furniture, Ac. Among the items
j charged in the bill was one of one hundred
and fifty dollars for injuries done his car
pets, SSO for personal services, $2 for gas.
Another charge for loss of time for several
weeks after the assassination, in exhibiting
the room, was disallowed.
B**L> The copperheads of Gettysburg
fired a salute over the battle-field of that j
place in honor of the Presidential veto, j
i ITad Lee's discomfited artillerists been able
to attend, they would most gladly have
j joined in the new and sad consecration of
this hallowed spot.
L . ... ... ....
\ I'DITOK'S NOTICE.— In the matter of
X\- tlit i tale of B. /'. Snyder, defeated.
The undersigned, an auditor appointed by said court
to dispose of exceptions tiled to the partial account of
Augusta Snyder, Executrix of the estate of said B. I',
j Snyder dee'd , will attend to his duties as such auditor, ;
at his office, in the borough ot Towunda, on Friday the
LilU day of April, lstii, at 1 o'clock p. m.
March 12,1886. H. PBET, Auditor.
I? 0 I: S A L E .
X AXu. OXK MLIICAXTILE ESTABLISHMENT.
Situated in Steven.sville, town of I'ike, Count) ot Brad
lord, together with the goods and buildings attached.
A ne-w horse barn, with gardens, a good variety of
grape vines in hearing, d.varf Pear and Apple tree- in
; good variety. A very pleasant and commodious sales
. room, witii every convenience for house-keeping on the
I upper floor. The subscribers having followed the busi
| ness for twelve years successfully, are now desirous ol
! retiring to a more private life. To our old patrons and
the public generally, we would say that we ahull close
out all the goods we can at ten per cent, from cost, and
many unsaleable goods and those falling in market, we
will seii at and below cost. Come one, come all, and
get vour goods be I ore we find a purchaser tor the prem
ises: STEVENS ft BORROWS.
Stevens ville, March 8, 1866.
JQYING, COLORING AM) CLEANING.
Respectfully informs the citi/.eiis ot Bradford County,
that about the Ist of April, he will open a Dying Estab
lishment in a building opposite M. T. Carrier's hotel,
Bridge-st., Towanda, under the shoe-shop of Mr. Davis.
He will have in his employ a first rate workman from
| Philadelphia, and will tie prepared to do all work in a
| superior manner.
SHAWL*. DUESSK.S, COATS. PANTS, VESTS.
And other articles cleaned.
FAXCY DYING EXECUTED TO ORDER.
As he has made arrangements by which he can do
work, as well as it can be done in the city, he confident
i ly isks for the patronage of the public. with the r sstir
auce that everything shall be done to deserve it.
Towunda, March to, 1860
I" C T ION! A 1* CTIO X! !
The partnership heretofore existing between tle un
dersigned, under the firm of
•L D. III'MITIRKY A CO.,
Expires by limitation, the 2.3 th of this month. We will j
therefore, in order to close out our stock.
OFF E R FO R SAI. E AT AUCTION.
ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY,
MARCH 2lid AND 24th,
A large assortment oi
ROOTS AND SHOES.
Sale to commence at 10 o'clock A.M.
A 11 An K cIIAX C E FO li BAR ti AIX S .
T E R M S GASH.
IRA B. HUMPHREY,. dtIm'r.
IRA B. BULL,
J. E. DAYTOX.
A. R. MOE, Auctioneer.
March 15th, 1866.
() T I C E :
A PUBLIC SALE OF FURNITURE !
FARMING IULKMKMENTS. \c„
Will be held on the premises ot.the subscriber, at
TOWAX I) A ,
OX TUESDAY NEXT, MARCH 20lh.
Commencing at 10 o'clock in the morning.
B. J. DOUGLASS.
March 13th. ; ,
tI ARDEN SEEDS.—AS THE QUALITY
V and age of seeds cannot tie told by their appear
atice. it is of course desirable to purchase only such as.,
are known to be reliable. It will require but little re
tlectiou I think to convince any person that a house
that sends seeds all over the country to be sold on comi
mission, taking back all unsold, is less likelv to furnish
good seeds, than one which sells their seeds outright,
thus haying no old seeds on hand. Last season 1 bought
a quantity ot Iluist's Celebrated Seeds and those who
tried them 1 think will not be satisfied to return to the f
old stock of commission seeds. j
I have this season a large stock ol the same kind of t
seeds, and 1 hope to be able to supply all who will try , ,
them with first clans fresh and reliable seeds.
March 7, 66. E. T. FOX. 1
UAY SCALES FOR S ALB !fj
[Patent Applied For.]
The Subscriber having spent time and money in per- ;
footing a Xew, Simple, ('heap, and Durable Hay Scale, I
warranted correct tor five years or longer, now oilers it
to the public, on the following terms :
One 12 feet platform Hay Scale, weighing 4,000 lbs. j .
(the purchaser furnisniug aml framing timbers) SIOO 00
One 13 tt. platform, weighing 5,000 lbs, 113 00
One 14 " " •' 6,000 " 125 00 -
Address, G. W. JACKSON, .
Jan. 23, 06.—tl Wyalusiug, Bradford Co. Pa.
For RENT.—TAVERN AND FARM
Property at Myersburg, House large and newly
fitted up. Two good barns, two orchards and above 70
acres ot laud. Possession given April 1, 1866. Good -
farm for dairy purposes. For partlculats and terms, in- -
quire ot P, D. Morrow, Esq.. Towanda, Pa.
Feh'y27, '66. E. REED MVER.
H B A V s T O R K I
SPALDING & WRiGfi'i
Have opened their batteries on hitrh M ,
it out or this line. ' '
GO TO TIIE C'HEAI'
F O It
GO TO THE CHEAP stori
F O it
GO TO TIIE CHEAP ST(I|; F
F 0 11
BOOTS AND SHOES'
GO TO THE CHEAP STORE
F O R
IIATS AND CAPS,
READY MADE CLOTHING,
Our stork is always well asserted and -
GO TO THE CHEAP STORE
ECONOMY IS WEALTH'
The way to MAKE MONEY
IS TO SAVE IT.
The way to 8A i'l
BUY YOUR GOODS AT
SPALDIXG A Wp.b
Athens, Pa., March 15.186 .
FARMERS MUTUAL FIRETnS
OF MIDDLE PENNSYLVANIA.
Office in Danville. Montour C ur.iy. Pen:..
Capital . - $?,
The Farmers Mutual Fire Insurance Com; :*,
die Pennsylvania was incorporated by the Per,r.-
Legislature, in the year lsyu, u>r the Matai. L-:
of Country property only, and immcdiauA t .
commenced its operations on that principk
been strictly adhered to since.
All losses have been promptly paid out oi t!.- .
urns collected on application lur insurance*
iug any assessments.
The Insurance of Country proper y only, the
charged tor Insurance .and the prompt payment
are deemed a sufficient recommendation T ti* f-
Mutual Fire Insurance Company of M File P(
nia. to all owners ot sale class < ■ untry p: -perty
P. JOHNSON, Be 'y. WM. FI LMEE.
C. M. MA.VYILII.
March 5, '66. Agent. Tomn.
M' i ss H. c HUNT
Will open the Third Term ot her cicioi.
Street, on Monday, Feb. 12,1866.
TEKSIs TER qr.niTEH.
Common English Branches f
i 1 i -11 < i"
Xo extra charge for Latin.
School year of 42 weeks,divided into lor.r -
Much experience, and consideiable 'pi- '
observation in diflereut methods ol n.i ...
Miss HI NT to offer her services to those h.v -
a certain degree of confidence. I'liexcepts t.:
-es given it required.
Towanda, Feb. 10,1866.
!' II I (' E S !
CALL AND SEE. AT
1 Feb. 5, 1866.
"VTEW AND FRESII GOOD.-!
. -Ll Just received,
A FULL STOCK OF GKOUKRID
Bought for Cash,
WHICH WILL BE SOLD AT A SMALL AP Vi!
Thankful for past favors, I would RESPECTA:,.)
my old triends that 1 hope by stoic arteati •
prices to merit a continnan.-e of THEIR favor-. _
Towanda Feb. 2. -■ '
ASTRAY. -GAME INTO rHE EX ; '
Li lire of the subscriber, on Saturday the -
Feb , 1666. a Dark Iron Gray Mule The
come forward, prove property, pay charge* ii-
Mine away- CLAlik 1--
Rrowntown, Pa., Feb. 27. 1566.
ISS E S uPIIA M>•
DRESS MAKERS, TOWANDA i '
Over Eddy's Clothing Store, 3d Story.
vices to the Ladies, confident that a 1 i ? <s ''
the most desirable facilities, with pivmptnv
tesy will ensure sutislaction. .. . v
The latest fashions received regularly w-;,
I>emorest's shop. Xew York. Part : -.ir- ;•
Besquining. Stitching done to older.
DEMEMBER THAT GOO
XV Seeds only, produce go id v< get
will sell gi od seeds just as cheap ay- u .. .
and buy your supply at
TNTERESTING TO FARX
From tire various Agrie-ultural
most farmers have become aware ol the vat ;
ot the Goodrich Seedling Potatoes. I.C)
in their immense yield, exceedingly exc-- r ;
use or for feeding stock. and Iree tioiu r>.
disease. Such well known qualities arc >
won for the Goodrich Seedling Potatoet .
than any other potato heretofore 1:: ft- - -
ldy can now be obtained by appb ati. i.
Drug Stole, at the following late- :
G'rpson j - 0
1 'i l
1 1 (tl
Pink Eyed Kusty Coat
Garnet Chili at about the market i -
The Cuzco has been known to yi.-lrj'j ...
acre in drills; the early Goodrich 400buscv ,
ers between 300 and tlfl bushels to tue-i , ,vtJ
soil iu Bradford, with proper tillage, tae. ■ ...
over 300 bushels to the acre.
plants any oi the above varitics. nil. <
tortuuate in having secured the seed aj - 'j,...Tl—
high prices. _ HB. "•
Towanda, Jan. I. '65.
B LIST'S PHILADELPHIA |,v
SEEDS for sale by E ). i-\
March 7, 00.
I>IT A BAG A TURNIPS, SWEJ
XV also Beet end Carrot See s bv ta> r
fJIFAS OF VERY SUPERIOR 1
X are selling at moderate prici-s ' yOA"
Sept. 25, 5(,.->.
BROOMS AND PAILS, i!(l1
and retail, at
jg AT II BRICK at